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July 2014


July 2 ( 3:00 PM - $eventendtime )   - "With Good Reason" Public Radio Program

3 p.m.
WMRA, 90.7 FM

Dr. Stan Ulanski, professor of geology and environmental science at JMU, is a guest on “The River in the Atlantic Ocean.” The Gulf Stream current pushes water from the Americas to Europe and back with a force 300 times more powerful than the Amazon River. Ulanski explains that the Gulf Stream was essential to the early exploration of the New World and continues to influence our climate, weather, environment and shipping industry.



July 4 ( 1:00 AM - 11:59 PM )   - Independence Day

University closed.



July 8 ( 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM )   - Storytime in the Understory

11 a.m.-noon
Jurney Stage Garden, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum (rain location: Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum)

Young story enthusiasts will develop an understanding of the importance of nature from children’s literature selections. Bring a picnic blanket and picnic lunch for after story time and plan to explore miles of arboretum trails.

For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194. No advance registration is needed. Free.



July 9 ( 12:00 PM )   - Summer Brown-Bag Lunch Lecture

Noon
Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Lynn Whitmore, arboretum photo contest winner, presents “Taking Winning Pictures.” Learn amazing aspects of hobby photography and see winning photos that showcase the beauty of the arboretum. After the lecture, hit the trails while hearing Whitmore’s tales of a lazy bee and a greedy squirrel and take beautiful pictures under the guidance of an arboretum photo contest winner.

For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194. No advance registration is needed. Free.


July 9 ( 3:00 PM - 12:00 PM )   - "With Good Reason" Public Radio Program

3 p.m.
WMRA, 90.7 FM

An encore presentation of an interview with Inman Majors, associate professor of English at JMU, is part of the program. If anyone is qualified to write a satire about football, it’s Inman Majors. He comes from a family known as “Tennessee’s First Family of Football.” His novel, “Love’s Winning Plays,” is an affectionate tongue-in-cheek look at college football.



July 11 ( 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM ) - Art in the Arboretum

July 11-Aug. 29

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Lynda Chandler, artist in residence at the arboretum, creates wonderful botanical paintings.

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


July 11 ( 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM ) - Opening Reception for Art in the Arboretum

5-7 p.m.
Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Be one of the first to greet Lynda Chandler, the arboretum’s artist in residence. Preregistration is required at http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum.

For more information, call (540) 568-3194. Free.



July 12 ( 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM ) - Summer Full Moon Carriage Rides

7-10 p.m.
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Enjoy the arboretum from a horse-drawn carriage. Costs vary per person for adults and children, and per private carriage.

Call (540) 568-3194 for more details.



July 15 ( 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ) - Children's Botanical Drawing Summer Art Camp

July 15-17

10 a.m.-noon Tuesday-Thursday
Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Jewel Yoder Hertzler, a certified K-12 art teacher and artist, leads the sessions for children ages 8 to 12. The sessions are part of an ongoing series of seasonal art instruction in which children create their own botanical journal, focusing on summer season plants, shrubs and trees found within the arboretum. A $35 fee per child includes a sketch journal.

For more information, visit the arboretum website at http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194.


July 15 ( 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM ) - Beginning Botanical Illustration

First session is July 15. Subsequent sessions on July 17, 22, 24 and 29

1-4 p.m.
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Lynda Chandler, the arboretum’s artist in residence, leads the five-session art workshop for adults who want to learn to capture the details of a plant to enjoy long after seeing it in real time in its real world. The workshop teaches basics of plant morphology and how to create realistic pencil drawings of plants.

The fee for the workshop is $125. For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194.



July 16 ( 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM ) - Summer Brown-Bag Lunch Lecture

Noon
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum pavilion

Gail Napora, the author of small books about butterflies and a master naturalist, presents “Monarchs and Milkweeds.” Napora tells tales of a mighty migrator and myths of its migration. Learn to appreciate milkweed, its fragrant flower, its value to monarchs and more.

For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194. No advance registration is needed. Free.



July 23 ( 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM ) - Summer Brown-Bag Lunch Lecture

Noon
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum pavilion

Eddie Begoon, who supports the care of the trees in the arboretum and is an arboretum board member, presents “Tree Problems and How to Help Trees.”

For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194. No advance registration is needed. Free.



July 30 ( 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM ) - Summer Brown-Bag Lunch Lecture

Noon
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum pavilion

Dr. Heather Griscom, associate professor of biology at JMU, presents “American Chestnut Tree Restoration.” Enjoy a talk about restoration efforts of a tree that was once considered among the grandest of the Eastern deciduous American forests’ tree populations. After the lecture, take a short walk to places at the arboretum where Restoration American Chestnuts are planted to see the young trees that may once again beautify our forests.

For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194. No advance registration is needed. Free.


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