Full Slate Of 49ers Activities

SOCORRO, N.M.  October 19, 2010 -- The annual 49ers celebration has something for everyone this year.

The four days of activities includes alumni activities, student-sponsored fun and games, movies, casino night and bordello auction and the return of the Vigilante Band.

               49ers Events - 2010
Noon - 4 p.m.
       Live Music on the Athletic Field
              -- Arbandise
              --Shane Wallin
              --Twisted Rage
         Activities on the Athletic Field
             -- Butt Sketches
             -- Make Your Own T-Shirt
             -- Barbecue
             -- Ice Cream
4pm Black and Blue Rugby Game (Alumni vs. Students, aka Ancestors vs. Pygmies)
5 p.m. Alumni Reunion, hosted by the Classes of 1969, 1970 and 1971 at the Golf Course Pation
9 p.m. Vigilante Band at the Cap
10 p.m. Saloon Girl Contest at the Cap

11 a.m. Parade (lineup at 10 a.m. at Sedillo Park)
Noon - 5 p.m. Activities at the Athletic Field
             Alumni Vs. Students soccer
1 p.m. Class of 1970 Reunion at Water Canyon
2 -4 p.m. Student vs. Alumni/Staff/Faculty Volleyball Match
4-8 p.m. Casino Night at Macey Center
8 p.m. Bordello Costume Contest

8 a.m. Paint the 'M'
1 p.m. Women's soccer game
Noon-4 p.m. Bake Sale at the gym patio

Nationally recognized comedian Pauly Shore headlines the festivities Thursday night at Macey Center. The Ballroom Dance Club has invited a live band and changed its regular schedule for 49ers. The Solomon Swing Dance Band will play at the SAC from 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Alumni can register for the weekend's events from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the Fidel Center atrium.

Earlier on Thursday, the Residential Life office is hosting several events on the Athletic Field. Human foosball will be available for play from 4 to 7 p.m. President's Hall and Driscoll Hall will face on in volleyball at 4 p.m. North Hall and South Hall will play football at 5 p.m. Powderpuff football will begin at 6 p.m.

Friday’s activities include the annual SPE Gold Rush golf scramble, followed by a reunion for the Class of 1970. The Alumni Relations Office will also host a social for alumni and faculty on Thursday at the golf pavilion. To register to play in the Gold Rush Scramble, call Karen Balch at 835-5412 or call the pro shop at 5335.

During the afternoon Friday, the Student Activities Board is staging a heavy metal fest from noon to 4 p.m., complete with a make-your-own T-shirt booth, barbecue, ice cream and much more. After the live music, the annual rugby match features alums taking on students, also known as the Ancestors vs. the Pygmies.

Saturday’s parade features the theme of “Zombies Want Brains” … because where could zombies have an easier time finding brains than at New Mexico Tech. The line-up starts at 10 a.m. at Sedillo Park and the parade begins at 11 a.m. The route heads south on California Street to the Plaza.

Saturday night's events include Casino Night and the Bordello Contest at Macey Center. Students are invited to the faux casino from 4 to 8 p.m., at which time the bordello contest begins.

For three nights, the Vigilante Band, which features a bevy of New Mexico Tech graduates, will return for their 29th year of live music during 49ers. The band will play Thursday through Saturday at the Capitol Bar.

As always, students, faculty and community members are invited to climb Socorro Peak to “Paint The ‘M’” on Sunday morning. Cash prizes are available to the first 20 students or teams who carry 50 pounds of crushed marble to the summit.

All participants are invited to help give the ‘M’ its annual facelift and will be treated to hamburgers and drinks atop the mountain.

Sunday afternoon, the Beta Beta Beta chapter on campus will have a bake sale at the gym.