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June: 10 things to do at Emory for under $10

There’s a Peach Festival at the Emory Farmers Market on June 18, so head to the Cox Hall bridge from 11 p.m. to 3 p.m. to purchase this summer favorite and plenty of other seasonal fruits and vegetables.

June offers a quieter atmosphere on campus, with fewer students and events. Faculty and staff may find more flexibility to explore campus exhibits, activities and amenities.

Here are 10 free things to do on campus, though some have the option of spending a little money, for the first month of summer.

1. Hear talks on racial healing and justice.

Come hear Candler School of Theology faculty members and an alumna lead the summer lecture series "Lift Every Voice: Racial Healing and Justice" every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. beginning June 2. The free public sessions will be held in the Ward Fellowship Hall of Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church and will also be live streamed on Facebook.

2. Come to a packing party to help migrant farmworkers.

Help current undergraduate and graduate nursing students load the vans for the Farmworker Family Health Program immersion experience to provide primary care to Georgia migrant farmworkers and their families. Helpers at the Moultrie Packing Party put medical supplies, hygiene kits, chairs and tents into the vans on Friday, June 7, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This is a limited-space event so contact Marifel Verlohr at 404-727-3348 for space accommodation.

3. Take the last chance to see one of the Carlos Museum’s exhibitions.

Rival Cuts: Process & Technique in Prints by Tom Hück & Albrecht Dürer winds up June 9 at the Michael C. Carlos Museum. See contemporary artist Hück’s often brash, incredibly detailed sociopolitical art, inspired by the famed German woodcut artists of the Northern Renaissance. Entrance to the museum is free for faculty, staff and students and it’s free every Thursday in June to the community as the Carlos Museum celebrates in 2019 its centennial year.

4. Get in on a WaterHub tour.

Tours of Emory’s world-famous WaterHub re-start Tuesday, June 11, at 11 a.m. and will be every Tuesday in June at that time and on Fridays at 10 a.m. Trained student guides lead the tours, providing information on how the WaterHub works and helps Emory meet sustainability goals.

5. Walk for fitness outside or indoors on campus.

Meet new colleagues, bring friends and co-workers to participate in one of Healthy Emory’s six-week summer walking groups, walking every Wednesday from June 12 through July 17. Meet Me @ the Quad is your early morning outdoor option, starting at 7:30 a.m. in front of the Candler Library. Meet Me @ the Tunnel is your option for walking indoors, avoiding the heat, and not having such an early start. Walk through Emory University Hospital’s tunnels at 12 p.m.

6. Run to help support men’s health.

Emory and the CDC are collaborating to celebrate National Men's Health Week with a 5k run/walk on June 13, with check-in at 7:30 a.m. and the race 8 a.m. The event is rain or shine and open to all Emory and CDC employees. The course starts at Woodruff Residence Center, goes through Lullwater Preserve and along the back of the Clairmont campus, and loop backs through Lullwater before heading back out to Clifton Road and finishing at the Woodruff Residence Center. Registration and a waiver is required.

7. Celebrate peaches and other summer fruits and vegetables.

There’s a Peach Festival at the June 18 Emory Farmers Market. Come to the Cox Hall Bridge from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to enjoy the popular summer fruit along with other seasonal fruits and vegetables, plus delicious prepared foods. You’ll find plenty of tasty treats for under $10. Also, tentatively scheduled is a free concert by a group from the International Tuba & Euphonium Festival, which will be on campus for workshops and training.

8. Read/listen to a book, or several, just for pleasure this summer.

Wanting to read something that isn’t for work, class or self-improvement? Using the Overdrive program, you can download ebooks or audiobooks from the Woodruff Library on a variety of readers. Through the library, you have free access to popular bestsellers, including beach reads, biographies, memoirs, true crime and much more.

9. Register your valuables with Emory Police.

Take some time to take advantage of the Emory Police Department’s OperationID program. Register valuable items such as bikes, electronics or other property by make, model and serial number to provide a record in the case of theft for recovery and insurance, if needed. You can register your items at any time by visiting any Emory Police precinct (Atlanta campus, Oxford campus or Emory Midtown) or by completing an online form.

10. See two art exhibitions inspired by the work of Emory professors.

The Chace Gallery, located in the upper lobby of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, has both exhibitions on until the end of the summer. “Monarch + Milkweed” features giant steel flowers to interpret Emory biology professor Jaap de Roode’s research on how monarch butterflies self-medicate to protect their offspring from an epidemic, deadly parasite. “Full Circle: Mandalas by Anna Leo” features paper mandalas created by the Emory dance professor, inspired by the Tibetan monks’ sand mandalas and by Leo’s choreography and dance art. Admission to the gallery is free and hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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