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Make it happen at RVA Makerfest 2018 or watch someone else make it happen. Either way it’s happening.

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The Science Museum of Virginia will be host to RVA Makerfest 2018 this Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Around 90 local makers leading hands-on experiences and demos in the arts, robotics, space pod, glass-blowing, virtual reality, fashion, 3D printing, laser cutting, blacksmithing, sustainability, farming, science, technology, augmented reality, AI, pottery, catapults, soldering, jewelry, body care products, music and more. It doesn’t matter your age they’ll be something of interest for you to check out. It’s inspiring to see all the makers and perhaps will kickstart your own motivation to create.

Many of the makers will have items for sale so you can take your inspiration home.

The makers are scattered around the museum’s grounds so this map is crucial for making sure you don’t miss out on anyone.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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Photos and Game Summary: VCU Falls Short Against Dayton

The Rams missed their final two field goal attempts, while Dayton converted four straight free throws to clinch the win in the closing seconds of the game.

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VCU (17-9,7-6 Atlantic): 61
Dayton (24-2,13-0 Atlantic): 66

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Official VCU Game Summary

The short story: Freshman guard Bones Hyland led three VCU players in double figures with 18 points, but fifth-ranked Dayton slipped past the Rams Tuesday night at the Siegel Center.

OPENING TIP

  • Hyland finished 7-of-14 from the floor, including 3-of-6 from beyond the arc for the Black and Gold. He scored 13 of his points in the first half to bolster the VCU offense. The Rams trailed 36-29 at the break
  • Junior forward Marcus Santos-Silva registered his ninth double-double of the season with 12 points and 17 rebounds for the Rams
  • VCU sophomore forward Vince Williams provided his best statistical game of the season for the Rams. The 6-foot-6 Toledo, Ohio native tied a career-high with 13 points and corralled six rebounds
  • Dayton guard Jalen Crutcher scored 18 points for the Flyers and knocked down all eight of his attempts from the charity stripe. Forwards Obi Toppin and Trey Landers added 12 and 11 points, respectively

THE DIFFERENCE

  • Dayton led by as many as nine points in the second half, but VCU closed to within 52-50 on a traditional three-point play by Williams with 6:19 remaining. But the well dried up for VCU over the next two minutes as Dayton hit 6-of-8 free throws to extend its lead to 58-51 with 4:18 on the clock
  • VCU would make one final push when a Williams’ tip-in trimmed the deficit to 62-59 with 26 seconds showing. But VCU could get no closer. The Rams missed their final two field goal attempts, while Dayton converted four straight free throws to clinch the win
  • Dayton jumped out to an early 6-0 lead after connecting on back-to-back threes from Obi Toppin and Ryan Mikesell, but the Rams responded with a 7-0 run capped off with a driving layup by Hyland at the 15:38 mark
  •  The Flyers hit 5-of-9 first-half 3 pointers and took a 36-29 lead into the locker room
  • VCU shot 36 percent from the field (21-of-57) and 28 percent from 3-point range (6-of-21), while Dayton shot 45 percent (19-of-42) in the contest and 71 percent (22-of-31) from the free-throw line

NOTABLE

  • VCU is the first team this season to hold Dayton under 70 points in a game; The Rams limited the Flyers to 6-of-18 shooting from the floor in the second half
  • The Rams outrebounded the Flyers 41-31, and collected 16 offensive boards on the night
  • VCU leads the all-time series against Dayton 11-7
  • Tuesday’s marked the 150th consecutive sellout at the Stuart C. Siegel Center

NEXT UP
VCU will travel to Chaifetz Arena on Friday, Feb. 21 to face the Saint Louis Billikens. The game is slated for a 9 p.m. (EST) tip and will be broadcast on ESPN2

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Don’t Give the Cold Shoulder to the Science Museum’s Next Cold Themed After Dark

Science Museum of Virginia has a flurry of ice and snow-themed activities.

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Snow has been lacking in the Commonwealth this winter but a trip to the Science Museum on Friday will allow you to enjoy winter without the soggy socks and cold nose.

Calling all magical snow queens, quirky and courageous princesses and reindeer-loving outdoorsmen: the Science Museum of Virginia is inviting guests to come in out of the cold and warm up to a flurry of ice and snow-themed activities at the February Science After Dark.

The Frozen Science event on February 21 will feature swimming pools full of a snow-like sensory polymer, paper snowflake making, Super Cool liquid nitrogen demos, a soap cloud activity, snowball catapult making, winter character crafts and a live planetarium show in the Dome at 7:00 p.m.

Because of the popularity of the feature film with younger guests, the Museum will show “Frozen” (PG) on the Dome’s 76-foot screen twice during the event, at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Guests are encouraged to dress like their favorite character from the film.

The Museum’s four floors of exhibits and labs will be open during the event, including the touring exhibition “Giant Insects,” featuring enormous robotic insects, numerous interactive stations and terrariums with live bugs.

Weather permitting, the Richmond Astronomical Society will be on the front lawn with telescopes letting guests stargaze after the sun goes down.

When:
Friday, Feb. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Who:
Guests of all ages are invited to attend. Guests named Elsa, Anna, Kristoff or Olaf get free admission! (Some sort documentation to verify the name with the same spelling as the character is required and must be shown in-person when tickets are purchased.)

How:
Science After Dark admission is $10 online prior to the day of the event. Tickets purchased on the day of the event are $15.50 for adults; $13.50 for youth (ages 6 – 12) and seniors (ages 60 and older) and $10 for preschool-aged children (ages 3 – 5). Science After Dark admission is free for Museum members, children under 2, educators, military and college students with a valid ID.

Admission includes exhibits and event programming. Guests can add “Frozen” for $5; members may use a Dome pass if they wish. Dome feature film tickets are available for purchase only at Guest Services the night of the event. The Dome seats 250 guests.

Where:
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220

Food and drinks, including craft beer, are available for purchase during Science After Dark in The Periodic Table café.

 

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Photos and Game Summary: Poor Second Half Dooms VCU Against George Mason

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VCU (17-7,7-4 Atlantic): 67
GMU (14-10,3-8 Atlantic): 72

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Official VCU Game Summary

The short story: Senior guard De’Riante Jenkins supplied a game-high 16 points for VCU, but George Mason built a big second-half lead and held off a late charge by the Rams Wednesday night.

OPENING TIP

  • Jenkins provided 13 of his points in the first half as VCU built a 33-30 lead. He knocked down 6-of-9 from the field, including 2-of-3 from 3-point range
  • Senior guard Issac Vann supplied 13 points, four assists and three rebounds for the Black & Gold
  • Freshman guard Bones Hyland scored eight of his 11 points in the second half for the Rams, while junior forward Marcus Santos-Silva kicked in 11 and seven rebounds
  • George Mason forward AJ Wilson powered the Patriots with 14 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks

THE DIFFERENCE

  • VCU led 33-30 at the break, but a slow start to the second half snowballed into a 10-2 George Mason run; VCU closed to within 42-41 on a jumper by senior guard Malik Crowfield at the 11:27 mark, but the Patriots responded with a backbreaking 16-0 run over, punctuated by a pair of Josh Oduro layups in transition, to take a commanding 58-41 lead with 6:31 remaining
  • Hyland led a late VCU blitz with eight points down the stretch, and Jenkins hit a 3-pointer from the corner with 42 seconds left to pull the Rams within 67-64, but they could get no closer
  • George Mason outrebounded VCU 48-27 and collected 15 offensive boards. The Patriots were 20-of-29 at the line

NOTABLE

  • The Rams lead the all-time series record against the Patriots 42-21
  • The Black and Gold are 13-2 at home this season
  • VCU forced 19 turnovers

NEXT UP
VCU will head to the Robins Center Richmond on Saturday, Feb. 15 to face crosstown rival Richmond for the second meeting of the season. The game is slated for a 4 p.m. tip and will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network.

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