Classroom Sessions & Indoor Activities

10:00 a.m.

Soft Pastel Portrait Demonstration
Professor of Studio Arts Colin Ferguson will demonstrate the process of creating one of his intimate portraits in soft pastel including a discussion on pastel sticks, pencils and paper.
Colin Ferguson, Professor of Art
E215

Savor the Flavor of Eating Right *
Taking the time to enjoy food traditions, flavors and the social experiences of food can add to our lives. Learn strategies for mindful eating that include nutritious and flavorful foods.
Paula Inserra, Professor of Biology
E221

Cyber Security *
This presentation provides an overview of cyber security and some of the challenges we face in the world today.
Dr. Mark Cohen, Professor of Information Technology
E309

Game Zone
Games, games, games, and prizes!
Brenda Miller, Associate Professor of Information Technology
H106

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
H307

11:00 a.m.

Savor the Flavor of Eating Right *
Taking the time to enjoy food traditions, flavors and the social experiences of food can add to our lives. Learn strategies for mindful eating that include nutritious and flavorful foods.
Paula Inserra, Professor of Biology
E221

Spanish Language and Crafts for Children
Introduce your child to Spanish and Spanish-speaking countries through music and crafts.
Neva Parrott, Lecturer in Spanish
H105

Game Zone
Games, games, games, and prizes!
Brenda Miller, Associate Professor of Information Technology
H106

Hour of Code *
The Hour of Code is an introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. No experience needed!
Brenda Miller, Associate Professor of Information Technology
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
H307

Family Yoga
Bring your family, and learn some basic techniques of yoga.
Heather Dombrovskiy, Lecturer in Physical Education
T101

Ringo’s Ringed Tale
In this short play written by a JTCC student, come see how Ringo learns about how to be kind to others. Great fun for young ones and those young at heart alike!
Kerrigan Sullivan, Professor of Communication Studies and Theatre and Tyler’s Theatre Students
T112

12:00 p.m.

Easy Fashion Sketching
Calling on all fashion designer wannabes! Learn a fool proof method for drawing the fashion model and begin designing clothes! Learn the three basic skills needed to be a good designer; paper and pencils provided-just bring your fashion forward inspiration!
Genny Epstein of Gennyville
E225

Dr. Seuss Reading
Reading is fun, especially when it rhymes. Kids of all ages are welcome.
Bookstore Staff
H104

Game Zone
Games, games, games, and prizes!
Brenda Miller, Associate Professor of Information Technology
H106

Saturday for Seniors
Calling all high school seniors! Uncertain of what to do after you get that diploma in June? This is an opportunity for you to explore your career and degree options at John Tyler. Tour the campus, meet some of our students, and find out about all that Tyler has to offer.
Beth Baines, Adult Career Coach
H204

Chromatography T-shirts *
Use chromatography to create a tie-dye effect on a T-shirt.  Supplies are limited. Ages 5+.
JTCC Chemistry Faculty
H307

1:00 p.m.

Easy Fashion Sketching
Calling on all fashion designer wannabes! Learn a fool proof method for drawing the fashion model and begin designing clothes! Learn the three basic skills needed to be a good designer; paper and pencils provided-just bring your fashion forward inspiration!
Genny Epstein of Gennyville
E225

Game Zone
Games, games, games, and prizes!
Brenda Miller, Associate Professor of Information Technology
H106

Saturday for Seniors
Calling all high school seniors! Uncertain of what to do after you get that diploma in June? This is an opportunity for you to explore your career and degree options at John Tyler. Tour the campus, meet some of our students, and find out about all that Tyler has to offer.
Beth Baines, Adult Career Coach
H204

Chromatography T-shirts *
Use chromatography to create a tie-dye effect on a T-shirt.  Supplies are limited. Ages 5+.
JTCC Chemistry Faculty
H307

Fun with Chemistry *
Join us for a series of experiments that are sure to make you go, “Wow!”
Dr. Roy Kaplan, Professor of Chemistry
H310

Family Yoga
Bring your family, and learn some basic techniques of yoga.
Heather Dombrovskiy, Lecturer in Physical Education
T101

The Tyler Improv-ables
Come join students from JTCC’s Improvisation program for an afternoon treat, and be a part of the show. The players will use suggestions from the audience to create brand new on-the-spot improvised scenes. It’s sure to make you laugh out loud!
Kerrigan Sullivan, Professor of Communication Studies and Theatre and Tyler’s Theatre Students
T112

2:00 p.m.

Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea: Memories and Sad Goodbyes (continues until 4:00 p.m.)
Dress up as your favorite Downton Abbey character (optional), and join us for scones and tea. Now that the last season of this beloved drama has concluded, we will discuss characters, plots, favorite quotes, settings, historical events, endings, and new beginnings.
Sandy Via, Lecturer in English
E102

Saving Virginia’s Rosenwald Schools
Learn about JTCC's involvement in the statewide Rosenwald Schools initiative and what Tyler students, faculty, and staff have been doing in our community to help preserve these important local histories.
Dr. Alyce Miller, Associate Professor of History
E223

Dr. Seuss Reading
Reading is fun, especially when it rhymes. Kids of all ages are welcome.
Bookstore Staff
H104

¡Bingo Internacional!
Learn about other countries and languages while playing bingo. 
Neva Parrott, Lecturer in Spanish
H105

Saturday for Seniors
Calling all high school seniors! Uncertain of what to do after you get that diploma in June? This is an opportunity for you to explore your career and degree options at John Tyler. Tour the campus, meet some of our students, and find out about all that Tyler has to offer.
Beth Baines, Adult Career Coach
H204

Chromatography T-shirts *
Use chromatography to create a tie-dye effect on a T-shirt.  Supplies are limited. Ages 5+.
JTCC Chemistry Faculty
H307

Fun with Chemistry *
Join us for a series of experiments that are sure to make you go, “Wow!”
Dr. Roy Kaplan, Professor of Chemistry
H310

Ringo’s Ringed Tale
In this short play written by a JTCC student, come see how Ringo learns about how to be kind to others. Great fun for young ones and those young at heart alike!
Kerrigan Sullivan, Professor of Communication Studies and Theatre and Tyler’s Theatre Students
T112

Going Green at JTCC
Find out what John Tyler is doing to be more environmentally friendly – from new building features to caring for our campuses – and get tips on what you can do to help protect the environment.
Greg Dunaway, Director of Facilities Operations and Safety
T209

3:00 p.m.

Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea: Memories and Sad Goodbyes
Dress up as your favorite Downton Abbey character (optional), and join us for scones and tea. Now that the last season of this beloved drama has concluded, we will discuss characters, plots, favorite quotes, settings, historical events, endings, and new beginnings.
Sandy Via, Lecturer in English
E102

Easy Fashion Sketching
Calling on all fashion designer wannabes! Learn a fool proof method for drawing the fashion model and begin designing clothes! Learn the three basic skills needed to be a good designer; paper and pencils provided-just bring your fashion forward inspiration!
Genny Epstein of Gennyville
E225

Saturday for Seniors
Calling all high school seniors! Uncertain of what to do after you get that diploma in June? This is an opportunity for you to explore your career and degree options at John Tyler. Tour the campus, meet some of our students, and find out about all that Tyler has to offer.
Beth Baines, Adult Career Coach
H204

Chromatography T-shirts *
Use chromatography to create a tie-dye effect on a T-shirt.  Supplies are limited. Ages 5+.
JTCC Chemistry Faculty
H307

The Tyler Improv-ables
Come join students from JTCC’s Improvisation program for an afternoon treat, and be a part of the show. The players will use suggestions from the audience to create brand new on-the-spot improvised scenes. It’s sure to make you laugh out loud!
Kerrigan Sullivan, Professor of Communication Studies and Theatre and Tyler’s Theatre Students
T112

Ongoing

Art Club Art and Craft Sale
Beautiful hand-crafted works of art created by our own John Tyler art students, including ceramics, photography, painting, jewelry, etc. All proceeds go to the art students, the ceramics fund and the Art Club.
JTCC Art Club
Eliades, 2nd floor

3D Printing Demonstration *
3D printing is mesmerizing! Watch a home-size printer in action and check out some completed pieces. A short video will run every 30 minutes to present possibilities and issues. Information about 3d printing services, local and online, will be vailable.
Anna Bampton, Lecturer in Mathematics
E219

Plinko with the Bookstore
Try your luck with a game of Plinko.
Bookstore Staff
Hamel Lobby

Campus Bookstore Sale
Browse the campus Bookstore for deals on books, supplies and Tyler accessories.
Bookstore Staff
H104

Robots, Robots, Robots! *
Make your own small-scale robot and see the big robot in action.
Dr. Subhotosh Khan, Associate Professor of Engineering, and local high school robotics teams
H109

Fun with Physics *
A look at fun things through the eyes of physics. 
Dr. Phuc Tran, Associate Professor of Physics 
H301

Shrinky Dink Dinos *
Kids of all ages will enjoy coloring their favorite dinosaurs on shrinky dink film and then watching them "shrink into extinction" as they create personalized backpack charms and bracelets.
Dr. Patricia Smeltz, Associate Professor of Biology
H318

Used Book and Media Sale
Buy a secondhand books, DVD or CD, and help raise money for JTCC student scholarships.
Joanne Horton, Instructor in Communication Studies and Theatre
T Building Lobby

Math Magic, Puzzles and Games, (10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.) *
Play math games, solve puzzles, and figure out math brain teasers. There will be lots of chocolate as prizes.
Pete Peterson, Associate Professor of Mathematics
T218

STEM Programs, Careers and Activities for All Ages *
STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) has so much to offer, from rewarding careers to a better understanding of our high-tech world. Join us, and learn about STEM programs and careers and enjoy fun activities for all ages.
Dr. Pascal Renault, Professor of Physics
T302

Discover New Learning Spaces
Walk through the T Building, Tyler’s newest state-of-the-art learning space.

More Robots, Robots, Robts with the Library Bots! *
See a competition robot in action as members of the Library Bots, an engineering/robotics team, show off their creation, and find out how you can make your own “brushbot.” The Library Bots team, based out of the Chesterfield County Central Library and made up of middle and high school students, has competed in First Tech Challenge events for the past three years and this year advanced to the State Competition. Library Bots
H107

* Denotes activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Health Care (STEM-H).

E = Eliades Hall
H = Hamel Hall
T = T Building