Mondays at the James

Mondays at the James is a series of no- or low-cost informational, educational, and interactional events led by local experts and leaders. All events are open to everyone, and speak to the James’ mission of inspiring creativity, learning, and an appreciation of the arts through music, visual, and literary programs.

Cheese: Why and How It’s Made, and How to Best Enjoy It

Organizer: The James

What are the origins of cheesemaking? How are different cheeses made? Learn about this amazing food and taste samples of Dan’s favorite cheeses….

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Cheese: Why and How It’s Made, and How to Best Enjoy It

The Rio Olympics and Paralympic Sailing

Organizer: The James

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games and Paralympic Games were challenges—politically, environmentally, and economically. Hear why both events were great successes and view the photos and videos from the sailing events.

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The Rio Olympics and Paralympic Sailing

How to Tell a Five-Minute Kick-Butt Story

Organizer: The James

Come and enjoy a fun and thoughtful workshop to cultivate a story based on personal experience into a performance. Participants learn how storytelling differs from theater, stand up, or twisting balloon animals. You will explore the art of storytelling through guided sense memory, writing, performance, individual and group exercises….

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How to Tell a Five-Minute Kick-Butt Story

Roofs of the Western Hemisphere

Organizer: The James

What is the view like from 20,000 feet? Glenn will share his experiences from the mountain tops of North and South America with photos and lively stories. He will review 40 years of mountain climbing and exploration in one evening….

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Roofs of the Western Hemisphere

Exploring the Benefits of Meditation

Organizer: The James

Learn about meditation, its benefits, and the science behind its use as a wellness practice. Engage in beginning meditation exercises perfect for all levels of experience and curiosity….

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Exploring the Benefits of Meditation

Hamilton: the Man, the Musical, the Miranda

Organizer: The James

Jill Herget tells us how the musical Hamilton came to be, how it is relevant to today’s world, and how anyone who loves poetry, history, theatre, and thinking should give it a try—even if you can’t afford the month’s salary for a ticket!…

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Hamilton: the Man, the Musical, the Miranda