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LEtGO Your Mind programs offer a safe, educationally enriching STEM Program experience that is fun and challenging using LEGO bricks, motors, elements in the areas of simple machines, robotics, stop motion animation and programming Minecraft. The programs focus on the vital STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and challenge children to think while having fun. Offered to campers between the ages of 4 and 13. 

For more information visit letgoyourmind.com.

Adventures in Learning (AIL) launches its monthly Science Pub series with "Homo Naledi: A New Human Ancestor from the Cradle of Humankind." Associate Professor of anthropology at Dartmouth College and a specialist in locomotion of early apes and human ancestors, Dr. Jeremy DeSilva discusses his role working with lead investigators in identifying a previously unknown human ancestor in 2013.  As featured in the November 2015  issue of National Geographic, the discovery of over 1,600 fossils in a South African cave added a new branch to the “bush” of human evolution.

The Pub at Lethbridge Lodge opens at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation and discussion beginning at 6 p.m. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Reservations on a first-come, first-served basis are required through the AIL Office at 526-3690. Free and open to the public. 

Burlington Taiko presents an introductory workshop on the ancient Japanese musical art form of taiko. Featuring history, costumes, drum construction, acoustics and techniques, the workshop is limited to 35 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Free and open to the public. 

Burlington Taiko performs the ancient Japanese musical art form of taiko, featuring drums, voice and movement. 

Since 1987, Burlington Taiko has mesmerized audiences with the powerful, spellbinding and propulsive sounds of the taiko drum, including a performance at the 100th running of the Boston Marathon, and annual appearances at Burlington's First Night, the Joseph Campbell - Keepers of the Lore festival, and the Black Ships Festival in Newport, Rhode Island. 

For more information about the group, visit burlingtontaiko.org. 

Free and open to the public. 

Master ceramic artist and Tokyo University of the Arts Professor Makoto Toyofuku presents a wheel throwing demonstration of large vessel forms.

Free and open to the public. For more information please contact Professor Keenan at jkeenan@colby-sawyer.edu or 603-526-3667.

Presented in conjunction with the Cultural Events Committee. 

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents “Breaking the Mold: A Collaborative Exhibition with Tokyo University of the Arts” featuring over 50 works of contemporary ceramic art forms created by faculty and students of the Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai) and Colby-Sawyer College, and guest works by faculty and students from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire Institute of Art and John Stark Regional High School. 

Following the opening reception on Monday, Sept. 19 at 5 p.m., the exhibition remains open through Tuesday, Nov. 1. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

 Free and open to the public. For more information contact Professor Keenan at jkeenan@colby-sawyer.edu or 603.526.3667.

"Breaking the Mold" is an extension of Department of Fine and Performing Arts Chair and Professor Jon Keenan’s recent Fulbright fellowship. 

For three billion years, DNA has continually improved its ability to reproduce itself. Over last few decades, humans have found ways to “help out” evolution, uncovering both enormous benefits and unimagined risks. Dr. Richard Cavallaro, former medical director at the Naples Community Hospital and a retired Temple University School of Medicine faculty, and Dr. David Wood, retired Rockefeller University researcher/cell biologist, discuss genetic modification (GMO and CRISPR) and the potential impact on society.

The Pub at Lethbridge Lodge opens at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation and discussion beginning at 6 p.m. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Reservations on a first-come, first-served basis are required through the Adventures in Learning Office at 526-3690. Free and open to the public. 

Its a necessity for all life on earth, but do you know what’s in your water, naturally ... and not so naturally? What’s the water cycle and what makes our freshwater unique? Grab some liquid refreshment and ponder its properties with Nicholas Baer, Ph.D., professor and chair of Natural Sciences at Colby-Sawyer College, and June Fichter, executive director at the Lake Sunapee Protective Association.

The Pub at Lethbridge Lodge opens at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation and discussion beginning at 6 p.m. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Reservations on a first-come, first-served basis are required through the Adventures in Learning Office at 526-3690. Free and open to the public. 

Carbon emissions contribute to climate change and global warming. And these emissions are being absorbed by our oceans, which comprise 75 percent of the earth’s surface. Are we killing our seas? What could this mean for us? Join Charles Kellogg, Ph.D., a career educator specializing in Biological/Geological Oceanography, for a discussion about this hotly debated topic.

The Pub at Lethbridge Lodge opens at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation and discussion beginning at 6 p.m. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Reservations on a first-come, first-served basis are required through the Adventures in Learning Office at 526-3690. Free and open to the public.