June 2013


June 19 - Summer Brown-Bag Lunch Lecture Series

Noon-1 p.m.
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum Pavilion

“Easy and Economical Vertical Gardening” with Lee Norford of Lowes Garden Center. Learn how to use common old or new stuff like pallets and rain gutters to put the vertical spaces in your garden to work. Grow flowers or seasonal plants like spring greens and lettuce or strawberries from wall mounted, strung or suspended rain gutters. For more information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum. Free.



June 20 - "The Mouse and the Motorcycle" by JMU Children's Playshop

June 13-16 and June 20-23

7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday
Studio Theatre, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

This classic tale follows the adventures of Ralph, a reckless, young mouse that ventures out from the knothole of his motel room to find a toy motorcycle. Ralph decides to take the bike for a spin, but the ride doesn’t last long. Fortunately, a young boy named Keith comes to the rescue, taking Ralph on a journey of friendship and motorcycling that he won’t soon forget.

For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts or call (540) 568-7000.



June 21 - Summer Strawberry Full Moon Carriage Rides

7-10 p.m.
Leaving from the Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Enjoy being drawn through the woodlands of the arboretum by beautiful Belgium and Percheron teams of horses and an experienced coachman on a warm summer night in a romantic convertible carriage. For more information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum.



June 21 - "The Mouse and the Motorcycle" by JMU Children's Playshop

June 13-16 and June 20-23

7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday
Studio Theatre, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

This classic tale follows the adventures of Ralph, a reckless, young mouse that ventures out from the knothole of his motel room to find a toy motorcycle. Ralph decides to take the bike for a spin, but the ride doesn’t last long. Fortunately, a young boy named Keith comes to the rescue, taking Ralph on a journey of friendship and motorcycling that he won’t soon forget.

For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts or call (540) 568-7000.



June 22 - "The Mouse and the Motorcycle" by JMU Children's Playshop

June 13-16 and June 20-23

7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday
Studio Theatre, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

This classic tale follows the adventures of Ralph, a reckless, young mouse that ventures out from the knothole of his motel room to find a toy motorcycle. Ralph decides to take the bike for a spin, but the ride doesn’t last long. Fortunately, a young boy named Keith comes to the rescue, taking Ralph on a journey of friendship and motorcycling that he won’t soon forget.

For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts or call (540) 568-7000.



June 22 - John C. Wells Planetarium Shows

2:30 p.m. ("Two Small Pieces of Glass") and 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. ("IBEX")
Miller Hall

The planetarium offers shows for the public, with seating beginning 10 minutes before show time on a first-come, first-seated basis; the first show is geared toward families with young children while the second and third shows appeal to older children and adults; each show is followed by a 25-minute "star talk" that provides visitors with updates about the night sky, including constellations, planets and any comets that might be visible; for more information, including program descriptions, check http://www.jmu.edu/planetarium/index.shtml; free.



June 22 - "The Mouse and the Motorcycle" by JMU Children's Playshop

June 13-16 and June 20-23

7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday
Studio Theatre, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

This classic tale follows the adventures of Ralph, a reckless, young mouse that ventures out from the knothole of his motel room to find a toy motorcycle. Ralph decides to take the bike for a spin, but the ride doesn’t last long. Fortunately, a young boy named Keith comes to the rescue, taking Ralph on a journey of friendship and motorcycling that he won’t soon forget.

For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts or call (540) 568-7000.



June 22 - Solstice Under the Stars

7-10 p.m.
Ernst Terrace, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Enjoy dining, live music performed by Heat of the Night, dancing and fine wine. For more information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum. Reservations needed by June 19.



June 23 - "The Mouse and the Motorcycle" by JMU Children's Playshop

June 13-16 and June 20-23

7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday
Studio Theatre, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

This classic tale follows the adventures of Ralph, a reckless, young mouse that ventures out from the knothole of his motel room to find a toy motorcycle. Ralph decides to take the bike for a spin, but the ride doesn’t last long. Fortunately, a young boy named Keith comes to the rescue, taking Ralph on a journey of friendship and motorcycling that he won’t soon forget.

For tickets, check http://www.jmu.edu/jmuarts or call (540) 568-7000.



June 23 - Concerts on the Lawn Series

7 p.m.
Memorial Hall Auditorium

A perennial favorite, The 29th Army Band returns to play patriotic and popular music. Chief Warrant Officer Donald Carson conducts the band. Established in 1917, the 29th has supported the troops fighting in World Wars I and II, Bosnia and Iraq. Based in Petersburg, Va., the band has performed moral-building concerts and provided ceremonial backgrounds for funerals, changes of command and community concerts.

Audience members are encouraged to bring picnic dinners and lawn chairs to the concerts. Parking is available between Duke Hall and Miller Hall, between the Forbes Center and Anthony-Seeger, and in the Warsaw Parking Deck. Sponsored by the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Free.



June 26 - Summer Brown-Bag Lunch Lecture Series

Noon-1 p.m.
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum Pavilion

“Living Patios, Paths and Bird Baths” with Jennifer Rucinski, Mast Landscape Group landscape designer. Learn how to use moss and lichens in shade gardens. For more information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum. Free.



June 29 - John C. Wells Planetarium Shows

2:30 p.m. ("Two Small Pieces of Glass") and 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. ("IBEX")
Miller Hall

The planetarium offers shows for the public, with seating beginning 10 minutes before show time on a first-come, first-seated basis; the first show is geared toward families with young children while the second and third shows appeal to older children and adults; each show is followed by a 25-minute "star talk" that provides visitors with updates about the night sky, including constellations, planets and any comets that might be visible; for more information, including program descriptions, check http://www.jmu.edu/planetarium/index.shtml; free.


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