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April 2014


April 21 - ArtWorks Gallery Exhibition

April 21-May 1

Noon-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday
Noon-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday
131 Grace St.

The exhibition features work by JMU undergraduate students.

Opening reception, April 21 from 5 to 7 p.m.

For information, call (540) 568-7175. Free.


April 21 - Walk-Up Plant Sale

April 21-Oct. 31

9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Shop from the entire greenhouse inventory of natives, perennials, shrubs and trees, by advance appointment only, with $50 minimum purchased required.

Call (540) 568-3194, or visit the arboretum website to make an appointment http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum/index.html.  



April 24 - Jean Cash Lecture Series Speaker John Harrell

4-5 p.m.
Room 400, Taylor Hall

John Harrell from the American Shakespeare Center presents "The Analog Humanities."

Sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta and the English department.

For information, email Dr. Marina Favila at favilamc@jmu.edu. Free.



April 25 - Virginia Native Trees Tour

1 p.m.
Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Arboretum Director Jan Sievers Mahon leads the tour to observe Arbor Day in Virginia.

For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194. Free.


April 25 - Logic and Reasoning Institute Colloquium

3:30 p.m.
Institute for Visual Studies, Room 208, Roop Hall

Professor Michael Palmer of the Teaching Resource Center at the University of Virginia presents “Discovering Infinit(ies).” Free.



April 26 - Wildflower Walk in the Arboretum

10 a.m.
Begins at the Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

A Virginia Native Plant Society docent guided tour.

For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194. Free.


April 26 - Morrison-Bruce Center's ColorBlast 5K

7:30-9 a.m. check-in
9 a.m. races start at Festival Conference and Student Center Lawn

Whether you choose to run or walk the 5K course located on JMU’s campus is completely up to you. Colored powder will be thrown on participants at every kilometer of the course, and then blasted on everyone at the finish line.

After you finish, you are invited to stay around to play tailgating games such as corn hole or Frisbee until the ColorBlast Raffle starts.

When you check in the morning of the run, you will be entered for a chance to win gift cards to your favorite restaurants and other prizes. You will also receive a T-shirt upon registration.

We will kick off the morning at 9 a.m. with our Daisy Dash, 1/2-mile run, for children under 12 years old. These participants will also get to take part in the color fun.

The ColorBlast 5K will then start at 9:30 a.m., with waves of runners, joggers and walkers so you can pick your pace and get the most color possible.

Sponsored by the Morrison-Bruce Center for the Promotion of Physical Activity for Girls and Women.

For more information, including registration fees, check http://www.jmu.edu/mbc/colorblast.html.

Open to JMU students, faculty, staff and the public.



April 30 - Arboretum Tour Celebrating Historic Garden Week

1 p.m.
Begins at the Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Arboretum Director Jan Sievers Mahon leads a tour focusing on the arboretum’s bulb collection, wildflowers and flowering shrubs and trees.

For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194. Free.


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