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JAMFest: Free Outdoor Movie June 14 @ SU

JamFestJAMFest, an acronym for “June Arts and Multicultural Festival,” is scheduled for the weekend of June 13-15 and will include the African American Museum’s Juneteenth celebration. Museums throughout the city will be open, free to the public. JAMFest will feature a variety of visual and performing arts venues and live demonstrations, many in Downtown DeLand on Indiana Avenue. Stetson University will offer three events:

  • Get in to Geocaching.  Stetson University’s Gillespie Museum will offer workshops on geocaching as part of its Science Saturday series. Between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, visitors of all ages can participate in this real-world treasure hunt, using GPS units to track caches (all around us) and become part of the culture of 6 million geocachers worldwide. The museum’s mineral collection and earth science displays will be open for browsing throughout the morning; workshops begin next door at the Rinker Environmental Learning Center at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. (Participants are encouraged to bring personal GPS units, but there will be some to share.)
  • “ap·pren·tice” – A Retrospective of Stetson Student Art from the University’s Permanent Collection at The Hand Art Center, June 5-Aug. 16. Visit the Hand Art Center to experience a dynamic array of sculpture, paintings and mixed media art celebrating the achievements of our fine arts students. Each work was carefully selected from Juried and Senior exhibitions curated over the last 20 years at Stetson. Not only does this show attest to the skill of the individual artists it also speaks to the excellent instruction provided to our graduates by our distinguished faculty. On Saturday, June 14 during JAMFEST, we will be open extended hours from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to celebrate with the community. Stetson’s Hand Art Center, home of Stetson University’s Vera Bluemner Kouba Collection, is located at 139 E. Michigan Ave., on Stetson’s Palm Court. Summer hours: Thursday & Friday 11-4 p.m., Saturday 12-4 p.m. and by appointment. Closed during University Holidays.
  • Outdoor Film on the Stetson Green.  On Saturday evening, the Enzian Theatre, Orlando, is offering a showing of Under African Skies, a documentary about Paul Simons’ production of his album, “Graceland in Africa.” Bring your blankets for free popcorn (while it lasts) and an evening of movies and music under DeLand skies. The film will begin at 8:30 p.m., on the Stetson Green, adjacent to the Carlton Union Building, 131 E. Minnesota Ave.

For the full list of JAMFest, visit MACDeLand site: http://www.macdeland.com/#!jamfest/c8n2.

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