Well, we'd planned to have a formal barbecue for Labor Day, but I misjudged the amount of notice the catering company needed for a holiday so it's moved to the eighth (Tuesday) instead, and we can just pretend it was supposed to be a last day of summer sort of event. There will be vegetarian options as well as the regular spread, but the scheduling problem came in regards to getting one of those large ovens to roast a pig. And yes, the professor's food budget apparently extends to acquiring entire pigs. Anyway, I'm told this is good, if you like that sort of thing, and at the very least should feed the majority of us. Apparently a couple hundred pounds of pig takes a pretty long time to cook, so the setup is probably going to be late the night before; I think they said it'd probably be ready to eat about 6pm. Preliminary courses will begin appearing around noon.
This is an open event, which means friends and alumni from Snow Valley are invited to visit, socialize, and make sure we're not going to end up with too many leftovers. No RSVP necessary.
(By the way, these arrangements don't preclude anyone from doing their own barbecue tomorrow. You won't have a whole pig at your disposal, but I think you'll be able to manage.)