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Honoring the Future: Climate Art & Action

  • August 29, 2016 - October 2, 2016

Buchanan Partners Art Gallery

Art can be a powerful catalyst for creative solutions to climate change: art focuses attention, compels reflection, taps creativity, and inspires innovation. So artists have increasingly expressed concern in their artwork about climate change.

This exhibition presents photographs of the work of a dozen pioneers of this emerging art. Taken together, their work develops a narrative theme that depicts melting glaciers, rising seas, and extreme storms but also showcases sustainable responses to climate change.

These artworks deliver a powerful visual message about the challenges climate change presents to our natural resources, our economy, and our children's future. But they also offer hope, inspiring us to act –to preserve our children's future, to protect our communities, to make a difference where we live, work, study, and play.

Honoring the Future is a nonprofit project dedicated to harnessing the power of art to educate, empower, and engage the public on climate change. We have partnered with the Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, arts institutions, community organizations, colleges and schools to create inspiring exhibitions and education programs on climate change. We aim to build a better world for our children and grandchildren by creating resilient, environmentally responsible, "climate smART" communities, starting with you. Learn More.

Featuring wines by The Winery at La Grange
Exhibition sponsor: Lifelong Learning – Manassas

Gallery Receptions are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. RSVP to jconnor8@gmu.edu.

Visit Artist Web Site

Free and open to the public

Gallery Reception: Honoring the Future: Climate Art & Action

  • September 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Buchanan Partners Art Gallery

This exhibition presents photographs of the work of pioneers who are using art as a catalyst for creative solutions to climate change. Taken together, their work develops a narrative theme that depicts melting glaciers, rising seas, and extreme storms but also showcases sustainable responses to climate change.

Gallery Receptions are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. RSVP to jconnor8@gmu.edu.

Galileo's Science Café: Everything you Need to Know about Concussions and Repetitive Head Traumas in Sports by Dr. Shane Caswell

  • September 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Gregory Family Theater

More than one million children and adolescents in the U.S. are diagnosed with a concussion every year as a result of their participation in sports and recreational activities. Concussion, and repetitive head traumas have been widely reported in the media as serious public health concerns with potentially adverse long-term consequences. Participation in youth sports has numerous positive benefits but comes with inherent risks. Reducing the risk and severity of sports related head traumas recognizing the signs of brain trauma, and properly treating concussions are crucially important for children because of their developing brains. Misinformation exists and fuels fears regarding head injury in youth sports. The SMART Laboratory is conducting important research on concussion and repetitive head trauma among youth athletes to better understand how to reduce repetitive head traumas, improve diagnostic tools and optimally manage concussion recovery. I will review current best practices and discuss exciting scientific advances regarding head injuries in youth sports.

Ken Harvey, acknowledged as one of the Greatest Washington Redskins will kick-off the Galileo's Science Café!

Visit Artist Web Site

Free, Please RSVP via Website link above

2016-Galileo Sponsor 1 - PWC & ATCC

Honoring 9/11 by Helping First Responders Find Hope, Healing & Resilience

  • September 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Hylton Performing Arts Center

Our nation's Fire, Police, EMS, and other First Line Responders have something in common with the Military besides sharing similar experiences – they too have an epidemic of PTSD, Depression and Suicide. Join us as these two communities come together to honor the 15th anniversary of 9/11 by sharing stories of hope and resilience from some of our country's bravest. This special day includes the short film: "Rebirth: Brian's Journey"; local and federal resilience resources; remarks by Robert Gray (ret. ACFD Battalion Chief, Project Rebirth's First Responders Resilience Network), Matthew Hallinan (United States Marine), Jesse Hempen (Prince William County Police Department Officer), Captain Tina Laguna (Manassas City Police); and a meet and greet reception.

Click here for more information.

Free and open to the public

Arts Alive! 2016

  • September 17, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Hylton Center

Featuring Arts Council members and other community performers and fine artists, the 5th annual Arts Alive! Festival has something for everyone. Multiple stages of performances indoors and out, plus food and craft vendors with items for sale. Come spend the afternoon enjoying the arts!

View the schedule here.

Visit pwcartscouncil.org for a list of participants.

Visit Artist Web Site

Free/Non-ticketed

Arts Alive Sponsor Block

Hylton Presents:

The Capitol Steps: What to Expect When You're Electing

  • September 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Merchant Hall

Before you head to the polls to elect our 45th president, join us for the rocking and roasting local institution, The Capitol Steps. For more than 30 years, The Capitol Steps has traveled the nation satirizing the most serious of subjects: politics. Founded by Hill staffers in 1981, their blend of humor and musical comedy leaves both sides of the aisle rolling in laughter. Absolutely no one is safe from their lampooning -from Bernie Sanders belting out a show tune, to Donald Trump rocking out, to a Hillary Clinton stand-up routine. The Capitol Steps presents renditions from their current review, including Mitt Romney's ballad "Hello, Is It Mitt You're Looking For?," "If There Were No Rich Men" from Senator Sanders, and Clinton's "Deleter of the Facts." No matter who or what is in the headlines, you can bet The Capitol Steps will prove that if you are not part of the solution, you're probably running for President. "Its political satire brings chuckles…rave reviews…guffaws…and bipartisan grins all around." (The Wall Street Journal)


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Pre-Performance Discussion: Member of the Company (Sep 18, 2016) Pre-Performance Discussion

$46, $39, $28. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID

2016-2017 HP Sponsor - NOVANT/UVA

Lecture: Detecting Written Deception or How Choosing English as a College Major Can Really Pay Off

  • September 22, 2016 at 10:30 am

Hylton Performing Arts Center

Instructor: Donald Sheehan

Building on previous classes about how to detect verbal and nonverbal deception, in this class attendees will learn how to detect deception in written statements. It will include the structured examination of a suspect’s or alleged victim’s verbatim words. These words will be examined intensely for indications of veracity and/or deception. This sophisticated technique will cover equivocation, negation, editing, use of unexpected words, the order of appearance, lack of conviction, and time sequencing. You will see real life examples of written deception by public figures and have an opportunity to practice analysis of a statement.

Donald Sheehan is happily retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he respectively commanded a counterintelligence team and managed the FBI National Academy’s interview and interrogation program. For ten years Don was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Virginia and was awarded the prestigious Jefferson Award for research excellence. He is currently an adjunct professor of psychology at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he teaches graduate level courses in applied criminal psychology. Don’s wife, Melodee, will assist in this presentation.

Kathy Marsh, LLI Coordinator

bandkmarsh@verizon.net, 703-368-7276

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: 
lli-manassas.org

Lecture: Behind the Hylton Center’s Curtain

  • September 26, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Hylton Performing Arts Center

Instructor: Tom Reynolds and Hylton Staff

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the shows you love to attend? Well, now you can find out when members of the Hylton Performing Arts Center staff talk about the choice of events, preparation for performances, and backstage activity during the show. The class will include a backstage tour of the Hylton Center as well as an opportunity to ask questions.

Tom Reynolds is the Director of Artistic Programming, Marketing and Audience Services for the College of Visual and Performing Arts, The Hylton Performing Arts Center, and the Center for the Arts at George Mason University. He joined the staff at Mason in August of 1999. He holds a degree in music education from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, where he began his career in arts administration. Before coming to Mason, Mr. Reynolds spent 20 years in marketing, sales, public relations, and ticketing positions in the arts at various colleges and art centers in Minnesota and New Mexico.

Bob Marsh, LLI Coordinator

bandkmarsh@verizon.net, 703-368-7276

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

Lecture: Detecting Written Deception or How Choosing English as a College Major Can Really Pay Off

  • September 29, 2016 at 10:30 am

Instructor: Donald Sheehan

Building on previous classes about how to detect verbal and nonverbal deception, in this class attendees will learn how to detect deception in written statements. It will include the structured examination of a suspect’s or alleged victim’s verbatim words. These words will be examined intensely for indications of veracity and/or deception. This sophisticated technique will cover equivocation, negation, editing, use of unexpected words, the order of appearance, lack of conviction, and time sequencing. You will see real life examples of written deception by public figures and have an opportunity to practice analysis of a statement.

Donald Sheehan is happily retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he respectively commanded a counterintelligence team and managed the FBI National Academy’s interview and interrogation program. For ten years Don was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Virginia and was awarded the prestigious Jefferson Award for research excellence. He is currently an adjunct professor of psychology at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he teaches graduate level courses in applied criminal psychology. Don’s wife, Melodee, will assist in this presentation.

Kathy Marsh, LLI Coordinator

bandkmarsh@verizon.net, 703-368-7276

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: 
lli-manassas.org

Climate Change Panel Discussion

  • September 30, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Hylton Performing Arts Center

Leader: Warren Beeton

10:00 a.m. social; 10:30 a.m. panel

Many scientists and world leaders believe climate change is one of the three main destructive forces on today’s planet Earth. This forum will provide an open panel discussion on climate change led by Warren Beeton, an engineer who was on the team that developed the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. This treaty developed international policy changes that provided the ultimate correction to the atmospheric ozone issue. He will be joined by Judy Lamana and Dr. Mitch Rachlis. After a short introductory talk by each panel member, they will be open to your questions.

Warren Beeton graduated from Cornell University with bachelor's and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering.  After 40+ years in engineering leadership positions, he retired as vice president of engineering for Emerson Climate Technologies. During his career with Emerson, he worked with Congress and the EPA on legislative and regulatory issues, focusing on ozone protection, climate change, and energy efficiency

Judy Lamana graduated from the University of California with a bachelor's degree in economics and environmental studies.  After a successful career in global commerce, she retired in 2012.  Since then, she has focused on the study of planetary climate change and local activism. She founded the Warrenton Climate Change Group, which conducts community outreach and education, as well as policy advocacy at the state and federal levels. 

Mitch Rachlis holds a Ph.D. in economics and is retired after 30 years with the Government Accounting Office. At GAO he specialized in analyzing the performance and regulation of housing, mortgage, and financial markets.  Mitch has taught economics, real estate finance, and financial markets at several universities. He has published professional articles on risks in markets, statistical appraisal methods, statistical tests for discrimination in financial markets and financial literacy.  He is a frequent lecturer for LLI-Manassas.

Perley Eaton, LLI Coordinator

perlman1@aol.com, 703-754-9344

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

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