2018 Schedule of Events

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2019 Schedule of Events

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.–12 p.m. & 12 p.m.–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
11 a.m.–Noon
Noyce Science Center, Room 1023
Presentation
For all ages
Performing Waters: An Artistic Approach to the Natural World by Eric McIntryre
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
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.-12 p.m.
Room 243, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Workshop
For older kids, teens, and adults
Storybook Movement for Kids by Minna Mahlab
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Batts Dance Studio, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Activity
For young kids
The Music’s the Thing by Randye Jones
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Lawson Lecture Hall, Room 152, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Workshop
For older kids, teens, and adults
Salsa Dance: Lessons and History by Silvia Ardila
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Flanagan Theater, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Workshop
For all ages
Summer Gems Quilt Show
11 a.m.–6:30 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 AM – 5 PM
Rotunda, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Hands on activity
For young kids, older kids, and teens
Small Treasures by Jewel Box Quilt Guild
11 AM – 5 PM:
Rotunda, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Hands on activity
For young kids, older kids, and teens
Burlap, Buttons and Bead by Jewel Box Quilt Guild
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Rotunda, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Hands on activity
For young kids, older kids, and teens
Stitch and Sparkle by Tilly Woodward
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM:
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
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 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
1-1:45 p.m.
Noyce Science Center, Room 1023
Presentation
For all ages
Can Mathematics Predict the Future? Will the moon eventually crash into the earth? What will the weather be like in ten years? Can we say if measles will eventually infect most people? 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.
Workshop
For older kids, teens, and adults
The Grinnell Musical Improvisation Workshop by Mark Laver
1-2 p.m.
Workshop
For older kids, teens, and adults
Dance to the Rhythm by Kathleen Hurley
1-2 p.m.
Batts Dance Studio, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Workshop
For older kids, teens, and adults
All Things Grinnell Podcast by Ben Binversie
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Lawson Lecture Hall, Room 152, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Workshop
For older kids, teens, and adults
Book Writing, Talk, and Reading by Betty Moffett
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Wall Performance Lab, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Workshop
For older kids, teens, and adults
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.
Commencement Lawn, Central Campus
Activity
For all ages
Knotty Nail
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Commencement Lawn, Central Campus
Hands on activity
For older kids, teens, and adults
Blank Park Zoo
3:30-4:15 p.m.
Sebring Lewis Hall, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Performance
For all ages
Blank Park Zoo
4:30-5:15 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
3:30-5pm
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
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
Los Parrenderos Latin Combo
5-6 p.m.
Haight Courtyard Stage, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Performance
For all ages
Quilt Raffle Announcement
6-6:30pm
Haight Courtyard Stage, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
VoicePlay
6:30-8 p.m.
Haight Courtyard Stage, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Performance
For all ages

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