STAR, St. Thomas Activities and Recreation, presents seven events this week, Thursday through Saturday:

Thursday, Oct. 7

  • UST’s Oktoberfest returns to Scooter’s with an abundance of free food, great music and free long-sleeved shirts. This event runs from 9 to 11 p.m.
  • The Student Musician Series presents a performance by UST student Heather Bartlett. Entertaining with original “catchy” and “bubbly” songs from the heart, her performance will be held at noon at Scooter’s.

Friday, Oct. 8

  • Join the Fanamaniacs in cheering on the St. Thomas volleyball team as it battles Hamline at 7 p.m. in Schoenecker Arena. Free Tommie socks and headbands will be given out to fans until they run out – so get there early!
  • STAR welcomes Mary Lou Retton, the first American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in gymnastics. Classes getting you down? Find inspiration as Retton talks about her experiences and the qualities of a champion. This presentation will be held at 7 p.m. in O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium.

Saturday, Oct. 9

  • Fanamaniacs will inspire Tommie spirit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lower quad. Get an awesome green-screened photo of you and your friends printed off as you wait to cheer for the football team when it plays Augsburg at 1 p.m. in O’Shaughnessy Stadium.
  • Are you a “Deal or No Deal” expert? Show off your skills as TAD presents a similar game: “The Deal is Right.” Free food is provided and everyone is welcome from 10 p.m. to midnight at Scooter’s.
  • Tonic Sol-fa, a Twin Cities male a cappella quartet, will perform at 8 p.m. in O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium. This performance may change the way you view traditional music. The quartet has been named one of the top five “must see” groups in America; has received numerous original song and album awards in pop, gospel and holiday genres; appeared on NBC’s “Today Show”; and has been featured in the pages of Newsweek magazine. Outings with Jay Leno, Shawn Colvin, Lonestar and Garrison Keillor have propelled album sales to more than one million copies.