2018 Schedule of Events

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2018 Schedule of Events

How Do Book People Use Computers?: An Introduction to the Digital Humanities by Erik Simpson
11 a.m.–Noon
Noyce Science Center, Room 2021
Lecture
For older kids, teens, and adults
Katie Sin
11 a.m.–Noon
Haight Courtyard Stage, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Performance
For all ages
Making Life Visible: Art, Biology, and Visualization
11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Faulconer Gallery, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Exhibition
For all ages
Message in a Bottle: An Interactive Children's Dance Theatre Workshop by Hurley & Dancers
11 a.m.–Noon 
Batts Dance Studio, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Workshop
For young kids, older kids, and teens
Science Center of Iowa: Simply Electrifying
11 a.m.–Noon
Noyce Science Center, Room 1023 
Presentation
For all ages
Writing Creatively from Family History by William Rudolph
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Lawson Lecture Hall, Room 152, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Workshop
For older kids, teens, and adults
CultureALL: Musical Tour of Mexico
Noon–1 p.m.
Wall Performance Lab, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Workshop
For all ages
Grinnell AmeriCorps Partnership: Bubbles and Stories with Summer Learning Corps
Noon–1 p.m.
Commencement Lawn, Central Campus
Activity
For all ages
Making Life Visible Tour by Jackie Brown and Lesley Wright
Noon–1 p.m.
Faulconer Gallery, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Exhibition
For all ages
Song Writing Workshop by Amy Andrews
Noon–1 p.m.
Flanagan Theater, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Workshop
For all ages
Storybook Movement for Kids by Minna Mahlab
Noon–1 p.m. 
Batts Dance Studio, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Activity
For young kids
Too Many String Band
Noon–1 p.m.
Haight Courtyard Stage, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Performance
For all ages
Grinnell College Global Day of Service—Creating Milkweed Seedballs
1–3 p.m.
Haight Courtyard, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Hands on Activity
For all ages
Grinnell Historical Museum: Grinnell's Beatrix Potter
1–2  p.m.
Lawson Lecture Hall, Room 152, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Presentation
For older kids, teens, and adults
Growing in Grinnell: the New Grinnell College Garden by Jon Andelson
1–2 p.m. 
DLAB, Forum
Presentation and Walking Tour
For all ages
Gyotaku: Fish Print by Tilly Woodward
1–3 p.m. 
Rotunda, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Hands on activity
For young kids, older kids, and teens
Migration Map Collage by Tilly Woodward
1–3 p.m.
Rotunda, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Hands on activity
For young kids, older kids, and teens
Modern Dance Contact Improvisation for Beginners by Kathleen Hurley
1–2 p.m.
Batts Dance Studio, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Workshop
For older kids, teens, and adults
Plant Mandalas and Collages by Tilly Woodward
1–3 p.m.
Rotunda, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Hands on activity
For young kids, older kids, and teens
River Glen Duo
1–2 p.m.
Haight Courtyard Stage, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Performance
For all ages
Science Center of Iowa: Global Soundscapes
1–2 p.m.
Noyce Science Center, Room 1023
Presentation
For all ages
Sparkle Truck 
1–3 p.m.
Haight Courtyard, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Hands on activity
For all ages
Grinnell AmeriCorps Partnership: Bubbles and Stories with Summer Learning Corps
1:30–2:30 p.m.
Commencement Lawn, Central Campus
Activity
For all ages
Amy Andrews 
2–3 p.m.
Haight Courtyard Stage, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Performance
For all ages
Look Closer: Drawing from Observation with Tara Shukla
2–4 p.m. (Demonstrations at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.)
Faulconer Gallery, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Hands on Activity
For older kids, teens, and adults
Measuring the World (without Google) by Marc Chamberland
2–3 p.m.
Noyce Science Center, Room 2022
Lecture
For all ages
Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico Workshop
2–3 p.m.
Flanagan Theater, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Workshop
For all ages
Steel Drum Workshop by Stacey Ramirez
2–3 p.m.
Sebring Lewis Hall, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Workshop
For older kids, teens, and adults
CultureALL: Artesanias—Mexican Handcrafts, Flowers, and More
3–4 p.m.
Rotunda, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Hands on activity
For all ages
Iowa Circus Arts—Juggling
3–4 p.m.
Commencement Lawn, Central Campus
Performance
For all ages
Message in a  Bottle: An Interactive Children's Dance Theatre Workshop by Hurley & Dancers
3–4 p.m.
Batts Dance Studio, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Workshop
For young kids, older kids, and teens
Native Pride Dancers
3–4 p.m.
Haight Courtyard Stage, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Performance
For older kids, teens, and adults
Swing Dance Workshop with Travis & Jill Belgarde 
3–4 p.m.
Flanagan Theater, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Workshop
For older kids, teens, and adults
Theater Improv by Sandy Moffett
3–4 p.m.
Wall Performance Lab, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Workshop
For older kids, teens, and adults
Blank Park Zoo: Show & Tell
4–5 p.m.
Sebring Lewis Hall, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Performance
For all ages
Iowa Circus Arts—Hooping
4–5 p.m.
Commencement Lawn, Central Campus
Performance
For all ages
The History of Books in 12 Objects by Sarah Purcell & Chris Jones
4–5 p.m.
DLAB, Forum
Workshop
For older kids, teens, and adults
Making Life Visible Tour by Jackie Brown and Lesley Wright
4–5 p.m.
Faulconer Gallery, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Exhibition
For all ages
Marvel Cinematic Universe: From "Ironman" to "Infinity War" by Randye Jones
4–5:30 p.m.
Lawson Lecture Hall, Room 152, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Presentation
For older kids, teens, and adults
NOLA Jazz Band
4–5 p.m.
Haight Courtyard Stage, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Performance
For all ages
Blank Park Zoo: Show & Tell
5–6 p.m.
Sebring Lewis Hall, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Presentation
For all ages
Defining Liberty: The Fourteenth Amendment's Unexpected Path to the Protection of Rights by Peter Hanson
5–6 p.m.
Noyce Science Center, Room 1023
Lecture
For all ages
Iowa Circus Arts—Plate Spinning
5–6 p.m. 
Commencement Lawn, Central Campus
Performance
For all ages
Preview Sneak Peak & Director's Talk of the Movie Saints Rest with Noga Ashkenazi & Tyson Stock
5–6 p.m.
Flanagan Theater, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Presentation
For older kids, teens, and adults
Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico
5:30–6:30 p.m.
Haight Courtyard Stage, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Performance
For all ages
Bichini Bia Congo 
7–8 p.m.
Commencement Stage, Central Campus
Performance
For all ages
Grinnell Premiere with Director: Introduction of the Movie Saints Rest
8:30–10 p.m.
Harris Center Cinema, north campus
Film Premiere
For older kids, teens, and adults
Grinnell College Global Day of Service—Creating Milkweed Seedballs
1–3 p.m.
Haight Courtyard, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Hands on Activity
For all ages