Dinosaur hunters head to Wayne Theatre for Science Talks

Dinosaur hunters head to Wayne Theatre for Science Talks

A group of scientists consumed with trying to find dinosaurs will take a break from the hunt to talk about their experiences at the Wayne Theatre on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

The dinosaur hunters presentation is the first of three events in the Signature Speaker Series: Science Talks coming up this fall at the Historic Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center in Waynesboro.

The events are being held in conjunction with the Virginia Museum of Natural History, which is currently exploring with the City of Waynesboro its options for building a satellite museum location in the city.

“We hope this is the beginning of a long-standing partnership between the Wayne Theatre and the Virginia Museum of Natural History,” said Tracy Straight, the executive director of the Wayne Theatre.

Signature Speaker Series: Science Talks events

• The first event in the series, on Tuesday, Sept. 13, features the findings of a team of dinosaur hunters from the Virginia Museum of Natural History from a recent expedition to West Virginia.
• The Tuesday, Oct. 11 presentation features Dr. Jim Beard from the Virginia Museum of Natural History talking about Shenandoah Valley geology.
• And then on Tuesday, Nov. 8, Joe Keiper, the executive director of the Virginia Museum of Natural History, gets serious with his talk titled, “Is Santa truly jolly? A science-based look at old St. Nick.”

All three events begin at 7 p.m.

Admission is pay what you will. No advance tickets are required.

The Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center is located at 521 West Main Street in downtown Waynesboro.

For more information, call (540) 943-9999.

   

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July 7: Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players

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July 22: Heifetz on Tour

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July 27: The Quebe Sisters

The Wayne Theatre presents The Quebe Sisters on Friday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m.

July 29: The Glenn Miller Orchestra 2018

The Wayne Theatre presents the Glenn Miller Orchestra on Sunday, July 29, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40.

Aug. 9-19: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

The Wayne Theatre presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, with a two-weekend run, Aug. 9-12 and Aug. 16-19. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with 3 p.m. Sunday matinees.

Sept. 14: LIVE @ the WAYNE with After Jack

LIVE @ the WAYNE returns to the Wayne Theatre on September 14 at 7:30 p.m. with After Jack.

Sept. 28: The Vocal Illusions of Lynn Trefzger

The Wayne Theatre presents The Vocal Illusions of Lynn Trefzger on Friday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for students.

Sept. 29: Switchback

The Wayne Theatre presents Switchback on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25.

Oct. 3: Catapult

The Wayne Theatre presents Catapult on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $23 for adults and $12 for students.

Oct. 5: LIVE @ the WAYNE with Wayne Henderson

LIVE @ the WAYNE returns to the Wayne Theatre on October 5 at 7:30 p.m. with Wayne Henderson.

Oct. 12: The Return-A Tribute to The Beatles

The Wayne Theatre presents The Return-A Tribute to The Beatles, on Friday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $22.

Oct. 25: Sugar Skull-Mexico Beyond Mariachi

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Oct. 26: Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

The Wayne Theatre presents Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas on Friday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.

Nov. 1: The Capitol Steps

The Wayne Theatre presents The Capitol Steps on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets begin at $45.

Nov. 3: Alsarah and the Nubatones

The Brooklyn-based group brings their ‘east-african retro pop’ sound on Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 20: Aaron Diehl

The Wayne Theatre presents Aaron Diehl on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $17.

     

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