Classroom Sessions & Indoor Activities

10:00 a.m.


Soft Pastel Portrait Demonstration

Colin Ferguson, Professor of Art

E215

Employability Skills

Tara Crites, Education Support Specialist
E219

Women in Information Technology 

Bring that young lady in your life to have some fun, and win door prizes, while being informed about careers in information technology. Several female IT professionals will talk about their choices, and how their career influenced their life for the best.

Patricia Silva-Santisteban, Assistant Professor of Information Technology

E221

Fear of Public Speaking: Get Over It!

Joanne Horton, Instructor of Communication Studies and Theatre

E223

Play Chess for Fun

Play chess for fun and prizes. Don't know how to play? Come and learn.
Ken Williams, Associate Professor of Mathematics

H112

Internet Search Techniques

Brief explanation on how search engines work, the varieties of engines available, methods for improving the effectiveness of searches on the internet, and evaluation of web sites for validity.

Jeff Elliot, Assistant Professor of Information Technology
H201



Financial Aid 101

Get free, expert help on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and tips on financing your college education. 

Financial Aid Staff

H204

Make Your Own DNA Necklace!
This hands-on session for adults and children will allow participants to explore the world of DNA. You will extract DNA from strawberries, and use it to make your very own DNA necklace that you can take home. Come find out what DNA really looks like.

Dr. Jaime Mergliano, Professor of Biology

H318

 

11:00 a.m.


Krav Maga Self Defense Basics 

Learn the basics of Krav Maga self defense. Originally developed for the Israeli Defense Forces in 1948, Krav Maga is a practical street-proven system for protecting yourself and loved ones. Plus, you'll get an incredible workout and have a lot of fun! 

Greg Dunaway, Director of Facilities Operations

E107

Preparing for a Health Science Career: Surviving Anatomy & Physiology
Human Anatomy & Physiology is a prerequisite for most health science degree programs, but many students enter this "gateway" course unprepared. Come by for a brief info and Q&A session with some biology faculty!
Steve Carlisle, Associate Professor of Biology

E113

The Real Story behind Monuments Men
With the recent movie Monuments Men, George Clooney brought attention to the art historians, architects, and curators of the Fine Arts and Archives section of the military who were tasked with recovering works of art stolen by the Nazis during World War II. 

Paula Winn, Associate Professor of Art
E115

Cryptozoology: Science, Culture and Speculation

A fun, interactive and informative look at one of the most interesting sciences around, cryptozoology. This session will be fun for kids and anyone interested in nature, science, folklore and storytelling.
Kerrigan Sullivan, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Theatre, and Zach Mann, Tyler student

E201

Interviewing Skills
Altrice Smith, Professional Counselor
E219

The Rosenwald Schools in Virginia

JTCC history professors have engaged in a collaborative research project on Rosenwald Schools in Virginia. They will discuss their research findings and how JTCC students have been involved in this project.
Dr. Alyce Miller, Associate Professor of History, and Sharon Burnham, Assistant Professor of History
E223

Play Chess for Fun

Play chess for fun and prizes. Don't know how to play? Come and learn.
Ken Williams, Associate Professor of Mathematics

H112

Google Products 

A short investigation into some unique, interesting, helpful, but less commonly known products sponsored and managed by Google.
Jeff Elliot, Assistant Professor of Information Technology

H201

Ali Pfautz, The Story Lady 

Hey kids, looking for a giggly good time? Local storyteller Ali Pfautz, The Story Lady, will tell a tale, sing some songs, and share a silly poem or two. Plus, be sure to ask The Story Lady about her new children’s book. 

Ali Pfautz, The Story Lady

H202

Ages 3-9

Financial Aid 101

Get free, expert help on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and tips on financing your college education. 

Financial Aid Staff

H204

Make Your Own DNA Necklace!
This hands-on session for adults and children will allow participants to explore the world of DNA. You will extract DNA from strawberries, and use it to make your very own DNA necklace that you can take home. Come find out what DNA really looks like.

Dr. Jaime Mergliano, Professor of Biology

H318

12:00 p.m.


Downton Abbey: Settings, Secrets and Stories
Dress up as your favorite Downton Abbey character (optional), and join us for scones and tea. Photos from Highclere Castle, Basildon Park, Brampton, and other settings for this British drama will be presented along with true stories (and secrets) from Lords and Ladies and household servants who lived during the early 20th Century. Books, historical documents, and memorabilia will be displayed, and we will participate in role playing, speculation about future plots, and discussion about the popularity of this drama. Prizes for best costume design and a trivia quiz will end this fun British day out. 

Sandy Via, Professor Emeriti, and Judy Johnson, Associate Professor of English

E102

RVA Environmental Film Festival 

The RVA Environmental Film Festival will showcase short films from local filmmakers, including the winners of the first Environmental Documentary Film Contest.  The films were selected to raise awareness of environmental issues relevant to the Richmond region, our nation and our planet. 

Joressia Beyer, Associate Professor of Biology

E221

Play Chess for Fun

Play chess for fun and prizes. Don't know how to play? Come and learn. 

Ken Williams, Associate Professor of Mathematics

H112

Make Your Own DNA Necklace! 

This hands-on session for adults and children will allow participants to explore the world of DNA. You will extract DNA from strawberries, and use it to make your very own DNA necklace that you can take home. Come find out what DNA really looks like.

Dr. Jaime Mergliano, Professor of Biology

H318

STEM in the gym
Recommended for ages 5-11
Mr. Matthew Harpold, Instructor
E107

1:00 p.m.


Preparing for a Health Science Career: Surviving Anatomy & Physiology
Human Anatomy & Physiology is a prerequisite for most health science degree programs, but many students enter this "gateway" course unprepared. Come by for a brief info and Q&A session with biology faculty!

Steve Carlisle, Associate Professor of Biology

E113

Theatre Presentation of Finnegan's Awake by John Joyce

Finnegan's Awake is an original play by playwright John Joyce, the great nephew of famous writer James Joyce. The play weaves characters from James Joyce's works and life and is a literary and dramatic treat!

Kerrigan Sullivan, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, and Theatre students

E201

Salary Negotiation 

Heather Atkinson, Student Services Specialist
E219

RVA Environmental Film Festival 

The RVA Environmental Film Festival will showcase short films from local filmmakers, including the winners of the first Environmental Documentary Film Contest.  The films were selected to raise awareness of environmental issues relevant to the Richmond region, our nation and our planet. 

Joressia Beyer, Associate Professor of Biology

E221

Chromatography T-shirts 

Dr. Kristine Smetana, Professor of Chemistry, and Chemistry Club

H318

(ages 5+)

 

2:00 p.m.


Downton Abbey: Settings, Secrets and Stories 

Dress up as your favorite Downton Abbey character (optional), and join us for scones and tea. Photos from Highclere Castle, Basildon Park, Brampton, and other settings for this British drama will be presented along with true stories (and secrets) from Lords and Ladies and household servants who lived during the early 20th Century. Books, historical documents, and memorabilia will be displayed, and we will participate in role playing, speculation about future plots, and discussion about the popularity of this drama. Prizes for Best Costume Design and a Trivia Quiz will end this fun British day out. 

Sandy Via, Professor Emeriti, and Judy Johnson, Associate Professor of English

E102

Krav Maga Self Defense Basics 

Learn the basics of Krav Maga self defense. Originally developed for the Israeli Defense Forces in 1948, Krav Maga is a practical street-proven system for protecting yourself and loved ones. Plus, you'll get an incredible workout and have a lot of fun! 

Greg Dunaway, Director of Facilities Operations

E107

Cryptozoology: Science, Culture and Speculation

A fun, interactive and informative look at one of the most interesting sciences around, cryptozoology. This session will be fun for kids and anyone interested in nature, science, folklore and storytelling. 

Kerrigan Sullivan, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Theatre, and Zach Mann, Tyler student

E201

Non-Verbal Communication Skills

Dr. Ronald Beverly, Professional Counselor

E219

RVA Environmental Film Festival
The RVA Environmental Film Festival will showcase short films from local filmmakers, including the winners of the first Environmental Documentary Film Contest.  The films were selected to raise awareness of environmental issues relevant to the Richmond region, our nation and our planet. 

Joressia Beyer, Associate Professor of Biology

E221

Ali Pfautz, The Story Lady
Hey kids, looking for a giggly good time? Local storyteller Ali Pfautz, The Story Lady, will tell a tale, sing some songs, and share a silly poem or two. This interactive story time is for ages 3-9. Plus, be sure to ask The Story Lady about her new children’s book.
Ali Pfautz, The Story Lady

H202

Ages 3-9

Chromatography T-shirts 

Dr. Kristine Smetana, Professor of Chemistry, and Chemistry Club

H318

(ages 5+)

 

3:00 p.m.


Resume Writing 

Beth Baines, Student Services Specialist
E219

Stormwater Management

This class is designed to provide general information about stormwater pollution prevention. It describes best management practices that are useful and important for preventing or eliminating stormwater pollution. 

Greg Dunaway, Director of Facilities Operations

H112

Chromatography T-shirts
Dr. Kristine Smetana, Professor of Chemistry, and Chemistry Club

H318

(ages 5+)

 

Ongoing


EMS Awareness and Hands-Only CPR Classes

The Department of EMS Education will offer free Hands-Only CPR classes to the public. This is not a certification. Other information and demonstrations on EMS will also be available. 

Daniel Linkins, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medical Services
E101

Student Art Show

Colin Ferguson, Professor of Art

Eliades Hall, Second Floor



1000 Cranes

A Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish. Join the JTCC Origami Club in making 1000 cranes at Fool for Art. Maybe it will be your wish that is granted! 

JTCC Origami Club

E225

Spanish Language and Crafts for Children
Introduce your child to Spanish and Spanish-speaking countries through music and crafts. 

Susan Birdsong, Instructor of Spanish, and Dr. Celia Fryer, Professor of Spanish
H105

Games, Games, Games and Prizes!

Play games, win play money, and then buy your prize!
Business and IT Faculty
H106

¡Bingo Internacional! 

Learn about other countries and languages while playing bingo.
Susan Birdsong, Instructor of Spanish, and Dr. Celia Fryer, Professor of Spanish
H107

Robots, Robots, Robots!

Dr. Subhotosh Khan, Associate Professor of Engineering

H109

Math Magic, Puzzles and Games

Play math games, solve puzzles, and figure out math brain teasers. There will be lots of chocolate as prizes.

Dr. Sabah Saleem, Associate Professor of Mathematics

H110

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: STEM at Work and for Fun

Dr. Pascal Renault, Professor of Physics
H301

Introduction to the World of Microbes (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Dr. Charuta Murudkar, Assistant Professor of Biology

Eliades Hall, Second Floor Atrium

Shrinky Dink Cells

Animal cell? Plant cell? Protist? Bacteria? Decorate your favorite type of cell, and then watch it shrink before your very eyes to create personalized backpack tags or bracelets. 

Dr. Patricia Smeltz, Associate Professor of Biology

H307

Fun with Physics

Explore how physics affects things in our everyday lives. 

Dr. Phuc Tran, Associate Professor of Physics

H309

E = Eliades Hall
H = Hamel Hall