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  • May 22
    Arboretum Guest Speaker

    5-7 p.m.
    Ernst Terrace at the Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    Christine Riggleman from Silverback Distillery speaks about producing distinct and flavorful American bourbon, whiskey, gin and vodka.

    Required registration is needed by 5 p.m. May 19. Visit http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum for full details.

  • Jun 1
    Botanical Illustration Workshop

    June 1, 3, 5, 8 and 10

    1:30-4:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday
    Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    Botanical Illustration in Graphite Pencil is a five-session 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. Lynda Chandler, artist in residence, teaches basics of plant morphology and how to create realistic pencil drawings of plants.

    For information, including a supply list, syllabus and registration details, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum/botanical-illustration-registration.shtml or call (540) 568-3194.

    Workshop fee is $125.

  • Jun 8
    Monarch Butterfly Talk

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

    Gail Napora presents an informative talk that includes the monarch’s paths and patterns in the species’ migration between Mexico and Virginia. Also see the wonders of monarch lifecycle stages in lovely photographs. The talk will help monarch enthusiasts understand host plants, especially the native milkweeds, and how important they are for the monarch’s survival.

    Register for this free talk by visiting http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum.

  • Jun 9
    Storytime in the Understory

    11 a.m.-noon
    Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    The monthly program helps children develop an understanding of the importance of nature from children’s literature selections. Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs and a brown-bag picnic lunch for after storytime.

    For more information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum.

  • Jun 15
    JMU Summer Art Program

    June 15-19

    9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday
    Duke Hall

    Students ages 6 to 17 work with certified art teachers as they learn to see art, create art, understand art and make informed judgments about works of art. Students will learn how images have been used to communicate important ideas, thoughts and feelings throughout history and into contemporary times. The lessons demonstrate that education in the arts is fundamental to language acquisition, creative thinking and an educated imagination.

    Supported by the JMU School of Art, Design and Art History and ARAMARK in partnership with the JMU School of Theatre and Dance.

    For information, including registration details, contact Dr. Karin Tollefson-Hall at (540) 568-4304 or tollefkl@jmu.edu.

    Online registration available at http://jmusummerart.weebly.com.

    Cost for each class is $80.

  • Jul 14
    Storytime in the Understory

    11 a.m.-noon
    Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    The monthly program helps children develop an understanding of the importance of nature from children’s literature selections. Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs and a brown-bag picnic lunch for after storytime.

    For more information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum.

  • Aug 11
    Storytime in the Understory

    11 a.m.-noon
    Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    The monthly program helps children develop an understanding of the importance of nature from children’s literature selections. Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs and a brown-bag picnic lunch for after storytime.

    For more information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum.

  • Sep 8
    Storytime in the Understory

    11 a.m.-noon
    Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    The monthly program helps children develop an understanding of the importance of nature from children’s literature selections. Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs and a brown-bag picnic lunch for after storytime.

    For more information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum.

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