Five Free, Fun Things at Miami in November

Miami Matters brings you five free, fun things to do at Miami each month from events listed on the Miami Events and Oxford Community calendars.

We’ve highlighted five activities for November on Miami’s campuses.

Game week logoSaturday, Nov. 4: International Games Day

4 p.m.–midnight first floor King Library, Oxford

Join Miami University Libraries in recognition of International Games Week.
The event features free food, prizes and the opportunity for Miami students, faculty, staff and families to play tabletop games from the University Libraries’ games collection. Guests are also welcome to bring their own games. In addition to tabletop and electric games, the evening features guest speakers on gaming and game development.

Photo of the American Flag.Nov. 6-11: Miami University Regional Campuses Heroes Week

Show support for veterans, those currently serving, those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice and all of their families for Veterans Day and Heroes Week.

Opening Reception
4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, Veteran’s Center (108 Mosler Hall), Hamilton

Veterans Biographies and Fallen Heroes
See pictures and stories of Miami faculty, staff and students who have served or are currently serving. Displayed all week at Hamilton and Middletown veterans centers.

Family Day of Service
Holiday cards for military families
4-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, Schwarm Commons, Hamilton

Veterans Flag Football: Hamilton vs. Middletown
Noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, soccer field, Hamilton

More than a word logoWednesday, Nov. 8: Percussion Ensemble

7:30-10:30 p.m. Hall Auditorium, Oxford

The Miami University Percussion Ensemble will present “Cinematic Percussion,” its fall concert that will include music written for film. The centerpiece of the program is a percussion trio titled “Van Gogh from Space” by the American composer Steven Snowden. The concert will present unconventional and rarely heard music using the percussion medium.

Saturday, Nov. 11: Oxford Parks and Recreation Department Veterans Day Ceremony

Noon - Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Oxford

The city of Oxford remembers and shows support for all those who have served and those that are currently serving the country.

Tuesday, Nov. 14: Film screening of "More Than A Word"

5 p.m. 114 Rentschler Hall, Hamilton

Join the Native American Student Association of the Hamilton campus for a screening of the recently released documentary “More Than A Word”. The film analyzes the Washington football team and its team name. Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, the film presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the team name. It also examines the history of Native American cultural appropriation.