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Signing/Readings
"Flare" Book Signing with J.M. Hackman
Award-winning author J.M. Hackman will share a short reading of "Flare," her second book in the YA fantasy trilogy, "The Firebrand Chronicles." Come for the reading; stay for the following Q&A and signing.
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Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Talks/Lectures
"Multiple Sclerosis: Managing the Silent Symptoms of Fatigue, Cognition & Mood" with Dr. Megan Esch, Geisinger Neurology
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Art Show
"Near and Far" Art Exhibit
Watercolors by Esther Del Rosso inspired by her garden and her childhood home near the beach. The show will open in the second floor gallery of Foxdale Village, and remain on view through April 29. For directions to Foxdale or for further information, cal 238-3322.
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Education, Green/Environmental, Talks/Lectures
"Resources That Will Power our Future" by Charles Zebula
This year's G. Albert Shoemaker Lecture in Mineral Engineering will be given by Chuck Zebula, executive vice president of Energy Supply for American Electric Power. Zebula will review the history of electrical energy and its sources, and offer his thoughts about the future of the industry.
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Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings
"The Denial of Anti-Blackness: Multiracial Redemption and Black Suffering"
This talk by Dr. Vargas will invite the audience to consider the concept of anti-blackness and the challenges of Black autonomous analysis and political organizing. He will bring to light how progressive research and progressive multiracial efforts that address Black suffering are often unable to engage foundational, structural, multigenerational, and ubiquitous forms of anti-blackness. In multiracial progressive mobilizations of the Black diaspora, Brazil and the U.S more specifically, Black suffering is acknowledged while anti-blackness is negated. This event is free and open to the public. Room 162
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Talks/Lectures
"The Franchise: 'Million Dollar Blocks' and 'The Economy of Incarceration'"
The South Bronx is a historic neighborhood known for its iconic production of hip hop culture, past and present. Yet this beacon of artistry also produces the single largest source of incarcerated residents for New York State prisons. Each year an estimated 20% of its residents are corralled by the criminal justice system, their experience spanning the length of one day in detention to a life sentence behind bars. It costs 80 million dollars per year to house this population in prison. Yet, a closer look at the South Bronx prison pipeline reveals an eclectic ecosystem of financial stakeholders that reap nearly 700 million dollars annually from the neighborhood’s relationship to the criminal justice system. "The Franchise" – an episodic documentary series in production – uncovers the tangled characters that make up the financial ecosystem behind the prison pipeline that connects the South Bronx to rural upstate New York and everywhere in-between. Join us for a conversation with Vee Bravo, the producer behind the series. Room 362.
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Jazz
20th Annual Penn State Jazz Festival
The 20th annual Penn State Jazz Festival will include workshops and masterclasses with outstanding guest artists, appearances by high school jazz bands, and two concerts featuring the guest artists and Penn State Jazz ensembles and faculty. Guest artists include NEA Jazz Master and Saxophonist Benny Golson, Trumpet Player Dr. Eddie Severn, Pianist Sharp Radway, Vocalist Elizabeth Radigonda, and Pianist Steve Rudolph. The Friday and Saturday evening concerts in the Recital Hall are $15 general admission, $10 for high school students and $4.99 for University Park students. These concerts will available on livestream at Penn State School of Music. The Penn State Jazz Festival is sponsored by the University Park Allocation Committee (UPAC) and Penn State Jazz Educators Club.
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Family/Child (Books),Children
3s, 4s, & 5s Storytime
Each session include stories, songs, flannelboards and more. To register, call (814) 237-6236.
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Comedy/Drama, Experimental/Perf. Art
4th Annual Winner's Showcase, The
Tickets are on sale now for the 4th Annual Winner's Showcase where we present the world premieres of the 1st and 2nd place winners, along with highlights from the 3rd place winner from our annual, One Act, play-writing competition. This year, we are delighted to present: "Nana," a touching drama, by Breanna Berkebile--1st Place "Trial and Error," a courtroom comedy, by Aaron Detwiler--2nd Place and highlights from "Mime for Hire," a fantasy, by Cameron Crouse--3rd Place This year's "Winner's Showcase" is suitable for ages 14+ (some adult language/themes). Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students/senior citizens. Reservations or advance purchase are recommended as this event tends to sell out. To reserve, call/text: 814-310-1987 or e-mail: info@offpittstreet.com To purchase, visit: www.offpittstreet.com Those over 21 may bring their own alcoholic beverages.
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Children, Community Event, Benefit/Fundraiser, For the Family
AAUW State College 58th Annual Used Book Sale
More than 250,000 sorted books, priced to sell, will be available for purchase. This year’s selection includes children’s books, fiction, biographies, newer text books, collectors, sports, hobbies, history, mysteries and much more. Monday, May 13 is Half Price Day and Tuesday, May 14 is Bag Day, when a bag of books may be purchased for $7. Shoppers may bring their own bag to fill. Almost all sale proceeds are used locally for branch projects, for grants to programs of community non-profits that reflect AAUW's mission, and for scholarships to returning adult women students. Learn more at www.aauwstatecollege.org. Where to Donate Books for Next Year’s Sale: • The book workshop reopens for a special Book Donor Day on Saturday, June 15, 10 am – 2 pm at 176 Technology Drive in the Boalsburg Technology Park. • Regular summer hours start Monday, June 17. We’ll be open all summer Mondays from 6 – 8 pm, and Tuesdays/Wednesdays, 9:00 - 2:30 pm.
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