What’s Happening at Clemson

April 21-29, 2018

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Saturday (April 21)

La France Elementary School fifth-graders, with an assist from their Clemson University mentors, will set up 31 lemonade stands beginning at 9 a.m. around Pendleton and Anderson. Nearly 60 students have been working to create business plans for their stands. The pairing of elementary and college students gets the youngsters thinking outside the box about careers, while the Clemson mentors get a lesson in community service. Stand locations here: https://lemonadeday.org/pendleton/stands-map. Read more about the Creative Inquiry project: http://bit.ly/2F0QbdM. For information, contact Donna Owen (dngordo@clemson.edu, 864-656-1140).

Sunday (April 22)

PHOTO/VIDEO OP: The Bob Campbell Geology Museum at the South Carolina Botanical Garden holds its second annual Earth Day Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Student organizations, including Tigers for Tigers, the Geology Club, Entomology Club, will be there, along with other organizations. It also will show the Clemson Tiny House Project, critters and more. For information, contact Adam Smith (smith23@clemson.edu, 864-656-4600).

Tuesday (April 24)

Clemson University Science on Tap will feature a discussion of the Dig Greenville Project, a $46 million, 1.5-mile catch basin tunnel underneath downtown Greenville. Graham Rich, executive director of renewable resources for Greenville’s wastewater treatment district, will talk about the largest sanitation project in Upstate history beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Coffee Underground. For information, contact Vicki Corbin (vcorbin@clemson.edu, 864-656-1634).

Wednesday (April 25)

The ceramics studio in the department of art at Clemson University will hold its Spring Ceramics Studio sale and Community Supported Art (CSArt) Pick Up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the hallway in front of the Lee Gallery in Lee Hall. For more information, contact Valerie Zimany (vzimany@clemson.edu).

Thursday (April 26)

Clemson students’ MakerDay 4, a celebration of student creations from 3-D printed armor to off-road cars to the longest game of “Snake,” happens 3-6 p.m. in the Watt Family Innovation Center. More than 100 students are expected to showcase devices, models and inventions and share the fun they had making them. Go here for more info: https://cumake.it/makerday or contact Clinton Colmenares (ccolmen@clemson.edu, 919-548-6493).

Friday (April 27)

The Brooks Center for the Performing Arts hosts the CU Percussion Ensemble and CU Steel Band at 7:30 p.m., the first performance after the theaters were closed for several weeks to remove bats from the building. For information, contact Thomas Hudgins (hudgins@clemson.edu, 864-656-3094).

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