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Monthly Photo Contest

Monthly Photo Contest

The arboretum is seeking photographers of all ages to participate in our monthly, seasonal pictures photo contest.

Click here for rules and submission information.

View July's Photo of the Month winner.

Upcoming Events

Wine and Cheese on the Ernst Terrace
Featuring: Big Fish Cider

Friday, September 9, 2016, reception at 5:00 pm, demonstration by the Executive Sous Chef at 5:30 pm, guest speaker at 6:00 pm.
Kirk Billingsley from Big Fish Cider in Monterey, VA, speaks on antique and heritage varieties of apples, grafting techniques and the cider making process using apples from unkempt, organically grown orchards. More information.

Wonderground: The Dirt on Bacteria

Friday, September 9, 2016, Noon to 1:00pm and 1:30—2:30pm in the Frances Plecker Education Center.
Be a child scientist for the day with JMU Biology professor Dr. Morgan Steffen. Collect and then examine soil samples from the arboretum grounds. More information.

En Plein Aire Sessions
with Artist
Martha Crider Henderson

Fridays, September 9 & 23, 2016, And October 7 & 21, 2016, 9:00am—noon. Meets in the pavilion before going on site.
Free and open to all skill levels, paint under a master and a painter known for her lovely landscapes depicting scenes of the Shenandoah Valley and the world beyond. More information.

Tag & Release a Monarch at the EJC Arboretum with expert Gail Napora

Saturday, September 10, 2016, at 11:00 am in the Pavilion
All are welcome, free, to hear expert Gail Napora's 11:00 a.m. presentation in the Pavilion. To be able to tag then release a Monarch, online registration with a $12 fee is required in advance. More information.

Community Yoga at the Arboretum

Saturdays, September 10—October 22, 2016, 8:30am—9:30am
Grab your mat, some water, and a towel and join our newest Nest Instructors at the EJC Arboretum for an all-levels community class. More information.

Storytime in the Understory – a FREE program!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 11:00am—Noon (approximately)
Young story enthusiasts will develop an understanding of the importance of natural waterways and how streams and wetlands support health and variety in plant and animal life from children's literature selections. More information.

For a complete list of EJC Arboretum programs and events, browse our Annual Calendar of Events.