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Saturday, June 29

8:00 am - 12:00 am    2013 Utah Botanical Foray

Workshop / Biology

A botanical foray geared at learning more about the plant and fungal life in parts of the state not frequently visited. This year we will be in the Grouse Creek & Raft River Mountains (as well as the surrounding deserts). This is a 4-day event, and no experience is needed. More information can be obtained at the Intermountain Herbarium’s website. Where: Rosebud Fieldstation (approx. 61 miles WSW of Snowville off HWY 30). Registration: Begins NOW! Interested? Contact Michael Piep at (435) 797-0061 by June 14, 2013 - or by email until June 25.

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10:00 am - 5:00 pm    'New Acquisitions 2013' art exhibit

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

This new exhibit features nine works of art recently donated to the Museum by the late Joe Austin. These artworks are avant garde pieces from the 1970s and 1980s by artists working in the Los Angeles area and include an early painting by Lari Pittman. Beginning in 2005, Joe Austin gave a number of important artworks to the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art. He died in March 2013 in Los Angeles at the age of 74. Mr. Austin donated modern and contemporary artworks by Alison Saar, Charles Gaines, Dewain Valentine and Peter Shire among others. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he was a successful attorney and a passionate supporter of the visual arts throughout his life. To learn more about Joe Austin and other exhibits in the art museum, visit their website by clicking on the link below.

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10:00 am - 11:30 am    Swaner EcoCenter: Nature Walk

Recreational / Other

Spring Nature Walks, Saturdays, 10 a.m. Join us for an easy stroll and learn about the history of Swaner, what animals and plants call the preserve home, and how the preserve changes through the seasons. Boots or mudshoes recommended. Nature enthusiasts of all ages are welcome. Reservations for nature walks are suggested. There is a $5 fee for non-members, free for members. To RSVP, please contact or 435-649-1767.

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10:00 am - 6:00 pm    Art on the Lawn

Special Event / Aggie Ice Cream

Cache Valley's interactive art event. Free - located on the Crookston Homestead, 1491 East 2300 North. Free all-day entertainment. USU art students can have lawn space for free. Call for info.

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10:00 am - 4:00 pm    Humans Vs. Neanderthals at the Museum of Anthropology

Cultural / Other

This Saturday at the Museum of Anthropology we will explore the differences between humans and neanderthals. At 1 p.m. an illustrated lecture will explain the newest scientific evidence for humans and neanderthals living together. Throughout the day, kids can make cave paintings and also solve the forensic case of “Who killed the neanderthal?” by evaluating the evidence and suspects. The museum is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and admission is always FREE!

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1:00 pm - 3:00 pm    Swaner EcoCenter: Saturday Climbing Wall

Recreational / Other

Climbing Wall Hours: Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. The Swaner EcoCenter indoor, wetland-themed climbing wall is open every Saturday from 1-3 p.m. Free for members, $5 per person for non-members. Open to all ages. We provide the climbing harness. Climbers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult to sign a liability waiver. For more information, please contact us at or call 435-649-1767.

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7:30 pm - 9:30 pm    The Drowsy Chaperone -- The Old Lyric Repertory Company

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

It all begins when a die-hard musical theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life in a rambunctious tale of flappers, gangsters, divas and Latin lovers. Rated Intermediate for mild language. Presented by USU's Old Lyric Repertory Company, based in the Theatre Arts Department.

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