Five Free, Fun Things at Miami in April

Compiled by Susan Meikle, university news and communications

Miami Matters brings you five free, fun things to do at Miami each month. We've highlighted five activities for April on Miami's Oxford and regional campuses.

Friday, April 14: “A Closer Look at China” Chinese Students and Their Home Cities

chinese-students6-8 p.m.  Verity Lodge, Middletown (note new date)

Four Chinese international students from Miami’s iNTRA program will share presentations on their home cities and provinces. This is a wonderful opportunity for community members to meet some of Miami’s international students and to learn about Chinese culture — with food, music and costumes. iNTRA is a professional development program for international students, designed to help them practice the skills they will need for the business world and beyond. It is a partnership between Miami Oxford's English department and Miami Regionals' English Language Learning Center.

Monday, April 10: Health and Wellness Fair

health-fair11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wilks Conference Center, Hamilton

Community organizations from the greater Hamilton area and groups across campus will host booths related to all aspects of health and wellness. This is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to learn more about the wellness initiatives and resources available on campus and in the community.

Monday, April 10: Monday Night Music – Queen City Sisters

7-9 p.m. Miami Hamilton Downtown

"A trio in nostalgic harmony." queen-sisters

This a cappella women’s trio dazzles audiences with their tight harmony arrangements of songs from the 1930s through the 1950s. The Queen City Sisters was formed in 2013 based on the desire to bring a touch of old Hollywood glamour to Cincinnati area audiences. Classic songs by Rosemary Clooney, Doris Day, the Andrew Sisters, and more round out an entertaining song list.

Tuesday, April 11: Jazz Heritage Series: PanVibe Jazz Quartet

chris-tanner7:30-8:30 p.m.  Shriver Center Heritage Room

The Heritage Room turns into a jazz club (with snacks) in the music department's Heritage Jazz series at Miami. Chris Tanner, professor of music, and his quartet PanVibe — Tanner, steel pan; Rusty Burge, vibes; Michael Sharfe, bass; and John Taylor, drums — will perform jazz standards and original compositions by Tanner and Burge.


Saturday April 22: Oxford Community EarthFest and March for Science-Oxford

earthfest9 a.m.- Noon EarthFest, Uptown Parks, Oxford

11:30 a.m. March for Science, Gather in front of Armstrong Student Center

Celebrate Earth Day at EarthFest, a free festival featuring games, interactive booths and workshops, live music, Oxford Farmer's Market and more. Come support Kramer Elementary students in their recycled sculpture contest.

Participating groups include the Miami University Conservation Team, MetroParks of Butler County, Butler Soil and Water Conservation District, MOON Co-op, Farm Club, Green Oxford, Oxford Farmer’s Market, Songbird Environmental, Miami Eco Reps, Three Valley Conservation Trust and more. Organized by Miami's Institute for the Environment and Sustainability.

march-scienceWhile you are out, join the Oxford March for Science. Participants will gather in front of Armstrong Student Center at 11:30 a.m. and march to the entrance of Slant Walk (Campus Avenue and High Street). A rally begins at noon. Speakers include: Oxford Mayor Kate Rousmaniere, local scientists and a performance by the Miami Men’s Glee Club.