Schedule of Events

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2019 Schedule of Events

Folk Music by Too Many String Band
11 a.m.–Noon
Haight Courtyard Stage, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Performance
For all ages
Grinnell AmeriCorps Partnership: Bubbles and Stories with Summer Learning Corps
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Commencement Lawn, Central Campus
Activity
For all ages
Amazing Chase
11 a.m.–Noon & Noon–1 p.m.
Commencement Lawn, Central Campus
Activity
For all ages
Demonstrating the Use of Traditional Hand Tools via Spoon and Bowl Carving
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Commencement Lawn, Central Campus
Activity
For all ages
Science Center of Iowa: Earth Plays Rough
11 a.m.–11:45
Noyce Science Center, Room 1023
Presentation
For all ages
Performing Waters: An Artistic Approach to the Natural World by Eric McIntyre
11 a.m.–Noon
Room 242, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Workshop
For older kids, teens, and adults
The Secret World of Diaries and Journals by Paula Smith
11 a.m.–Noon
Room 243, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Workshop
For older kids, teens, and adults
Storybook Movement for Kids by Minna Mahlab
11 a.m.–Noon
Batts Dance Studio, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Activity
For young kids
The Music’s the Thing by Randye Jones
11 a.m.–Noon
Lawson Lecture Hall, Room 152, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Workshop
For older kids, teens, and adults
Salsa Dance: Lesson and History by Silvia Ardila
11 a.m.–Noon
Flanagan Theater, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Workshop
For all ages
Summer Gems Quilt Show
11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Faulconer Gallery, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Exhibition
For all ages
Fiber Artists of Iowa Exhibition
11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Faulconer Gallery, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Exhibition
For all ages
Iowa State Historical Museum World War I Honor Roll Display
11 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Cooper Lobby, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Exhibition
For all ages
Quilts of Valor by Jewel Box Quilt Guild
11 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
4:30 Quilts of Valor presentation
Cooper Lobby, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Exhibition
For all ages
Paper Quilt Collage by Jewel Box Quilt Guild
11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Rotunda, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Hands on activity
For young kids, older kids, and teens
Small Treasures by Jewel Box Quilt Guild
11 a.m.–5 p.m.:
Rotunda, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Hands on activity
For young kids, older kids, and teens
Burlap, Buttons and Beads by Jewel Box Quilt Guild
11 a.m.–Noon
Rotunda, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Hands on activity
For young kids, older kids, and teens
Stitch and Sparkle by Tilly Woodward
1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Rotunda, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Hands on activity
For young kids, older kids, and teens
Cornelia Clarke Photography Exhibit by Grinnell Historical Society
11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Elbow, Noyce Science Center
Exhibition
For all ages
Hometown Patriots by Grinnell Historical Museum
11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Cooper Flanagan Theater Lobby, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Exhibition
All ages
Irish Music by Blame Not the Bard
Noon-1 p.m.
Haight Courtyard Stage, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Performance
For all ages
Henna/Mehndi by CultureALL
1-2:30 p.m.
Commencement Lawn, Central Campus
Activity
For all ages
Steel Drum Workshop by Stacey Bostwick-Ramirez
1-2 p.m.
Sebring Lewis Hall, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Workshop
For older kids, teens, and adults
Iowa State Insect Zoo
1-3 p.m.
Noyce Science Center, Room 1022
Presentation
For all ages
Science Center of Iowa: Outer Space Odyssey!
1-1:45 p.m.
Noyce Science Center, Room 1023
Presentation
For all ages
Can Mathematics Predict the Future? by Marc Chamberland
1-2 p.m.
Noyce Science Center, Room 2023
Workshop
For older kids, teens, and adults
Civil War Songs: How do historians use songs of the U.S. Civil War as primary sources to explore the motivations and meanings of warfare, politics, and social conflict? By Sarah Purcell
1-2 p.m.
Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Room 242
Workshop
For older kids, teens, and adults
The Grinnell Musical Improvisation Workshop by Mark Laver
1-2 p.m.
Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Staubitz Rehearsal Room
Workshop
For older kids, teens, and adults
Dance to the Rhythm by Kathleen Hurley
1-2 p.m.
Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Batts Dance Studio
Workshop
For older kids, teens, and adults
All Things Grinnell Podcast by Ben Binversie
1-2 p.m.
Lawson Lecture Hall, Room 152, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Workshop
For older kids, teens, and adults
Not Rules--Guidelines (for Writing Short Fiction) by Betty Moffett
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Wall Performance Lab, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Workshop
For older kids, teens, and adults
New Orleans Jazz by Dandelion Stompers
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Haight Courtyard Stage, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Performance
For all ages
Balloon Animals by Charlie Clements
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Commencement Lawn, Central Campus
Activity
For all ages
Iowa Circus Arts Workshop (juggling, hula hooping, flower sticks)
2-5 p.m.
Commencement Lawn, Central Campus
Activity
For all ages
Giant String Art
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Burling Library Lawn
Activity
For all ages
Sparkle Truck by Tilly Woodward
3:30-5 p.m.
Haight Courtyard Stage, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Activity
For young kids, older kids, and teens
String Nail Art by Knotty Nail
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Commencement Lawn, Central Campus
Hands on activity
For older kids, teens, and adults
Live Animal Presentation by Blank Park Zoo
3:30-4:15 p.m.
Sebring Lewis Hall, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Performance
For all ages
When What Matters is Dark by Charlotte Christensen
3:30-5 p.m.
Noyce Science Center, Room 1023
Workshop
For older kids, teens, and adults
Chemistry Demonstrations by Leslie Lyons and Lee Sharpe
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Noyce Science Center, Room 2022
Workshop
For all ages
Open Book by CultureALL
3:30-5p.m.
Flanagan Theater, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Workshop
For older kids, teens, and adults
Theater Improv by Sandy Moffett
4–5 p.m.
Wall Performance Lab, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Workshop
For older kids, teens, and adults
Garden Compost Demonstration by Grinnell College Prairie Studies
3:30-5 p.m.
Grinnell College Student Garden
Workshop
For all ages
Body Sculptures Dance Performance by Hurley & Dancers
3:30–4:30 p.m.
Batts Dance Studio, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Workshop
For young kids, older kids, and teens
Live Animal Presentation by Blank Park Zoo
4:30-5:15 p.m.
Sebring Lewis Hall, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Performance
For all ages
Los Parrenderos Latin Combo
5-6 p.m.
Haight Courtyard Stage, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Performance
For all ages
Quilt Raffle Announcement
6-6:30p.m.
Haight Courtyard Stage, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Kettle Corn by Beez Kettle Corn
6-8 p.m
Food Truck Location
All Ages
Beez Kettle Corn will be serving free popcorn from with the evening performance of VoicePlay!
A Cappella Performance by VoicePlay
6:30-8 p.m.
Haight Courtyard Stage, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Performance
For all ages

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