Come join us for an exciting weekend on the Tabor College campus on Oct. 15-16!

Musical and dinner tickets are available at

Schedule of Events

Thursday, Oct. 14

Little Women: Broadway Musical

7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)
Richert Auditorium
Shari Flaming Center for the Arts

$10/ages 65 & over
$5/HS & under

Friday, Oct. 15

Little Women: Broadway Musical

7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)
Richert Auditorium
Shari Flaming Center for the Arts

The third annual Homecoming Dinner/Theater Night will take place in the Regier Atrium in the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts. Advanced reserved seating tickets will be sold online for the catered dinner and the musical separately. The distinguished alumni awards and 50-year class recognition will take place between the dinner and the theater in the Regier Atrium. The door to the theater will not open until 7 p.m.

$12/adult (show only)
$10/ages 65 & over (show only)
$5/HS & under (show only)

Classes of 1970 & 1971

Following the dinner
Regier Atrium, Shari Flaming Center for the Arts

The classes will be honored with 50-year medallions following the dinner.

Druber’s Donuts

10 p.m.
116 W 6th St., Newton, Kan.

Wear your Tabor blue & gold and enjoy free donuts!

Saturday, Oct. 16

Information Tent

8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Tabor Tent set up near the Centennial Plaza- come by & sign up for some cool Tabor gear!

Alumni Tennis

9 a.m.-11 a.m.
If you are a former tennis player, bring your racket and compete in a co-ed, round-robin format tournament with current team members. Location TBD. Contact Luke Rencher at 620-877-0172 or

Kid’s Zone: Inflatable/Snow Cones

9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Come join us in the Tabor Lawn in front of the Lohrenz!

Home Run Derby & Baseball Game

9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Tabor College baseball field

CMBS “Display of Yesterdays”

9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, south wing of the library

Grand Opening of the Shari Flaming Education Commons

9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Come for refreshments, see the renovated second floor of the library and meet the Education department faculty

Music Fest

10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Richert Auditorium, Shari Flaming Center for the Arts

Class Reunions

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Regier Atrium, Shari Flaming Center for the Arts
Classes of 1980 & 1981 (40 years)
1990 & 1991 (30 years)
1995 & 1996 (25 years)
2000 & 2001 (20 years)
2010 & 2011 (10 years)

Alumni Women’s Basketball Game

11 a.m.
Tabor College Gymnasium

50-year Reunion Golden Lunch for Classes of 1970 & 1971

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
President David Janzen will share his vision for Tabor with a time of Q&A. Vice President of Philanthropy Ron Braun will talk about estate planning.
Franz Family Heritage Lobby

Dutch Lunch

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Tabor College dining hall
The traditional verenika w/ ham gravy, sausage, and zwieback will be served in the Tabor College dining hall.

$6/ages 6-10
FREE/ages 0-5

A $1 charge will be added for to-go meals.

Football: Tabor vs. Southwestern

2 p.m.
Joel H. Wiens Stadium
Halftime activities included, host and hostess named

Men’s & Women’s Soccer
Tabor vs. York College

6 and 8:30 p.m.
Joel H. Wiens Stadium

Volleyball: Tabor vs. Ottawa University

5 p.m. (JV) and 7 p.m. (V)
Tabor College Gymnasium

Little Women: Broadway Musical

7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)
Richert Auditorium
Shari Flaming Center for the Arts

Art Exhibit: A.R. Ebel Art Gallery

The Ebel Gallery, located in the northeast corner of the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts, will be open through Homecoming weekend.

August R. Ebel was born July 20, 1890, in Hillsboro, Kan., the son of Russian immigrants Edward and Anna Dorn Ebel. He died July 28, 1979, in Hillsboro at the age of 89. He attended McPherson College Academy and Tabor College. Subsequently, he was a student at the Chicago Art Institute, Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, and Kalamazoo Art School in Michigan. He later earned his master’s degree at the University of Kansas and did further graduate study at the University of Minnesota.

Prior to coming to Tabor, he taught a year in the Gnadenau School. He spent several years speaking and drawing as a chautauqua and lyceum artist. He is best known for his presentation, “Seeing the World Through Rose-Colored Glasses,” which he gave more than 500 times. He taught at Tabor College from 1922 to 1963, and remained active in retirement, teaching art at the Golden Years Center. In 1968 he was recognized for his devoted service to Tabor at the college’s Fine Arts Festival, at which time he presented the college with 25 of his drawings of “Faces and Places.” He also received the Kiwanis Senior Citizens Award in 1967, and in 1969 the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce declared him to be “Father of Hillsboro Artists.”