In honor of the 50th anniversary of Moraine Valley Community College, the Foundation will host the first Alumni Weekend April 7 and 8.

The celebration kicks off on Friday, April 7 with a Welcome Back Reunion from 7 to 10 p.m., at Trio, a sports bar and restaurant, 11845 Southwest Highway, Palos Heights.

“This is the perfect opportunity to get the gang back together and gather with other alums for a fun night of memories and friendship,” said Pat Trebe, assistant director of annual giving and alumni relations.

“Back 2 the Valley” festivities on Saturday, April 8 bring alumni back to campus for a day of fun activities. Enjoy a continental breakfast at 9 a.m., be a student again in a wide range of mini-courses, including video making, photography, culinary arts, and history of rock and roll;  have lunch with family and friends, and attend the brick dedication in the college’s Shakespeare Garden. The day’s events will conclude with a 3 p.m. tour of the campus.

Tickets for the Welcome Back Reunion are $25 a person, which includes hot appetizers and two drink tickets. A cash bar is available. Tickets for Back 2 the Valley are $15, which includes lunch. Alumni interested in attending both events can purchase a special combination ticket for $30.

For more information, contact Trebe at (708) 974-5551.