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  1. May
    6
    Wed

    1. Lunch Break Science
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Pack a lunch and join us! Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. This week’s topic is “Flora of Virginia – Illustrations and Botanical Watercolor Paintings” presented by Lara Call Gastinger, artist and botanical illustrator.

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      12:00 pm
      Lunch Break Science
    2. The Elves and the Shoemaker
      12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
      Elves & the Shoe Maker

      Elves & the Shoe Maker

      The Grimm Brothers’ classic tale of the poor cobbler who gets some unexpected help from some tiny friends….friends who come to his shop in the middle of the night to do their job. Lots of music, lots of laughs, and the lots of heart as the audience learns the value of work and compassion. The perfect Springtime treat!

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      12:00 pm
      The Elves and the Shoemaker
    3. Lara Call Gastinger presents Pen & Ink Techniques
      1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

      Join us in our Challenge Lab as we combine art and science with Lara Call Gastinger, artist and Chief Illustrator for the Flora of Virginia Project. This pen and ink illustration techniques workshop will have you rendering some wickedly beautiful plant life. We’ll provide the supplies, you provide the talent! This event is free, but pre-registration is required.

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      1:30 pm
      Lara Call Gastinger presents Pen & Ink Techniques
    4. Two Bits: The Barbershop Musical
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Lots of silliness and a heartwarming story for the whole family: Our hero, Danny Boy, found his Million Dollar Baby (Sweet Adeline), at the Five-and-Ten-Cent Store – you get the picture! Classic barbershop harmonies are sung in a classic barbershop setting as this original musical unfolds on the Mill stage. Written by the Mill’s own Tom Width and Paul Deiss. March 26-May 16, 2015 $59.50 Dinner Theatre $41.25 Theatre Only Call to make reservations (804)748-5203 or visit us online at www.swiftcreekmill.com Matinee Dates: 4/8/15, 4/18/15, 4/26/15, 5/2/15, 5/10/15, 5/16/15

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      8:00 pm
      Two Bits: The Barbershop Musical
  2. May
    7
    Thu

    1. Bioenergetics: Arts Meet Gentle Science in Sickness and in Health
      9:30 am – 5:00 pm

      See 20 novel experiences that convey the importance of the powerhouses in the cells of our body – mitochondria! This collaborative exhibition between faculty and students in Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Engineering and School of Arts with the Science Museum of Virginia presents two and three dimensional artistic interpretations that will inspire and encourage guests to make informed lifestyle choices!

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      9:30 am
      Bioenergetics: Arts Meet Gentle Science in Sickness and in Health
    2. Wicked Plants
      9:30 am – 5:00 pm

      Step into a macabre world where plants hold the power as you discover the biochemical, physical and neurological processes between plants and the human body. From poisonous to carnivorous to just plain nasty, learn about these diabolical botanical plants inside of a decrepit home – including some of the most infamous plants in history!

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      9:30 am
      Wicked Plants
    3. Humpback Whales at the Dome
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Embark on an amazing adventure into the hidden world of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammal, the humpback whale. Join a team of researchers and dive into the waters surrounding Alaska, Hawaii and Tonga to uncover the secrets of these 50-foot, 48-ton animals. Find out how humans have impacted the lives of humpback whales, watch new discoveries bubble to the surface and discover surprises that will take your breath away.

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      10:00 am
      Humpback Whales at the Dome
    4. Robot Explorers at the Dome
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Experience the wonders of our planetary neighborhood through the eyes of robots. Journey to the most exotic destinations in the solar system and delve into the golden age of space exploration – the number of discoveries during this time was astronomical! Robot Explorers features a live astronomy presentation.

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      10:00 am
      Robot Explorers at the Dome
    5. Violent Universe at the Dome
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Our beautiful starlit sky conceals cataclysmic forces at work within the universe. Catch a glimpse of the immense power of these enigmatic forces – from black holes to exploding stars. Examine a future encounter with a large asteroid that comes too close for comfort and consider the possibilities as you witness the catastrophes of the cosmos! Violent Universe features a live astronomy presentation.

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      10:00 am
      Violent Universe at the Dome
    6. The Elves and the Shoemaker
      10:15 am – 11:00 am
      Elves & the Shoe Maker

      Elves & the Shoe Maker

      The Grimm Brothers’ classic tale of the poor cobbler who gets some unexpected help from some tiny friends….friends who come to his shop in the middle of the night to do their job. Lots of music, lots of laughs, and the lots of heart as the audience learns the value of work and compassion. The perfect Springtime treat!

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      10:15 am
      The Elves and the Shoemaker

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