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Pickle Ball in Nelson

Led by Bruce Byers ’55, pickle ball is now being played three days a week in Nelson Recreation Center. It takes place at the north end of Nelson (just past the four indoor tennis courts) three days a week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:00-5:00 p.m. when the court is reserved exclusively for pickle ball. Faculty, staff, and students interested in learning how to play will receive free lessons. If you’re already familiar with the game, bring some friends and play. There are rackets and whiffle balls available at the desk inside the entrance to the new field house that you can borrow free of charge. For more information, contact Bruce Byers ’55 at

Free Community Concert and Fireworks Saturday, Oct. 10

Help celebrate the inauguration of Laurie Patton as Middlebury’s 17th president by coming to a free, family-friendly concert on campus on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. The great triple bill features the iconic Québécois band, La Bottine Souriante, singer songwriter Taylor Watson, and Brad Corrigan, cofounder of the band Dispatch. The concert starts at 7 p.m. on the main quad on Old Chapel Road. Fireworks will follow the concert at 9:45 behind athletics. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and dress for cool fall weather. This is a no-alcohol event. For more information about the inauguration weekend, visit