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Experimental
“Meeting the Moment with Michael Mwenso” and guests Bill T. Jones and Janet Wong
Episode seven of “Meeting the Moment with Michael Mwenso” features Bill T. Jones, an innovative force in contemporary dance for four decades, and Janet Wong, associate artistic director of New York Live Arts. Early in his career, Jones perfected an improvisational dance technique that focuses on physical partnership and balance. His body of work is experience-driven, including works inspired by his interracial gay relationship, reaction to being diagnosed HIV-positive and digressions on social issues. Jones co-founded the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in 1982, for which he choreographed more than 100 works. He also has created works for companies such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Axis Dance Company. He has choreographed for theater and Broadway, including “Spring Awakening,” for which he won a 2007 Tony Award. He also is co-creator, director and choreographer for “Fela!”, which won three Tonys in 2010. He has collaborated with various artists, including Toni Morrison and Max Roach, Keith Haring and Jessye Norman. Wong leads the performance and humanities programming with Jones at New York Live Arts, a theatrical performance and classroom space. She has worked with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company since 1996. Mwenso has performed for the Center for the Performing Arts with The Shakes in concert live and virtually. As curator and events programmer at Jazz at Lincoln Center, he has shared the stage with Cécile McLorin Salvant, Jon Batiste, Aaron Diehl, Sullivan Fortner and Jamison Ross. The free live conversation will be broadcast via the Zoom video app, and questions will be taken in real time from audience members through the chat function.
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Talks/Lectures
2021 Pattishall Research Lecture: Epidemiological Studies of Parkinson's Disease and Restless Leg Syndrome
Xiang Gao, professor of nutritional sciences and the 2020 recipient of the Evan G. and Helen G. Pattishall Outstanding Research Achievement Award will present the Pattishall Research Lecture via Zoom Webinar. Gao will discuss how he and his collaborators examine different risk factors for Parkinson's disease and restless legs syndrome (RLS), seemingly unrelated conditions that both relate to dopamine levels in the brain.
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Gardening, Community Event
26th Annual Plant Celebration & Garden Sale at the Centre Furnace Mansion
After having to cancel last year’s sale, the Centre County Historical Society is pleased to announce that its 26th Annual Plant Celebration at Centre Furnace Mansion hosted by the Centre Furnace Mansion Gardeners will take place on Saturday, May 8. We look forward to welcoming the public back for this Centre Furnace Mansion garden tradition. This year we are planning a smaller event and will not be offering Mansion tours or have a food vendor on site. 2021 participating vendors: Centre Furnace Mansion Gardeners Deb’s Flower Farm Go Native Tree Farm Meadowsweet Native Plant Farm Notecards by Esther Del Rosso The Rock Garden Nursery Rose Franklin’s Perennials Shuey’s Market Covid-19 Protocol: In line with Pennsylvania’s guidance on outdoor gatherings, core public health measures such as face covering (mask-wearing), social distancing, and hand hygiene still must be enforced. We ask our visitors, vendors and volunteers to adhere to these protective measures throughout the event. Full details at centrehistory.org/plant-celebration.
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Benefit/Fundraiser
40th Annual Juniata Valley Council Golf Tournament and Silent Auction
Want to get out of the same old house and have fun outdoors with others and help youth in our community? Join Juniata Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America for our 40th Annual Golf Tournament and Silent Auction at Toftrees Golf Resort on Tuesday, June 8th! It will be a fun day of golf, lunch, contests, a silent auction, dinner, and more. Proceeds benefit Juniata Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, who help over 1,700 youth learn to overcome obstacles, become greater leaders and make ethical and moral choices. Go to www.birdease.com/JVCBSA to register and find out more information!
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Children
Anita Ditz Children's Author Spotlight with LeUyen Pham
Meet author and illustrator LeUyen Pham at the first annual Anita Ditz Children's Author Spotlight! LeUyen Pham has illustrated over 100 books including the popular Princess in Black series by Shannon and Dean Hale, Freckleface Strawberry picture book series by Julianne Moore, and the Caldecott Honor book Bear Came Along by Richard Morris. Pham is also the illustrator for the popular Real Friends graphic novel series by Shannon Hale and the author and illustrator of several picture books including Outside, Inside, The Bear Who Wasn't There, and There's No Such Thing as Little. We'll learn about her creative process, her life, and of course, her books! Thought of a question in advance? Email it to us at children@schlowlibrary.org with your child's name and age. Recommended for grades K-5. Registration is required for this virtual program.
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Art Show
April Atrium Exhibit at the Gallery Shop
Tom Rosenow is native to Pennsylvania and graduated from Penn State in 2020 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He's passionate about oil painting and is currently focused on recreating local landscapes as a way to reflect on the places he's lived. His primary goal as an artist is to elicit nostalgia from his viewers and push them to access their own memories relating to landscapes. Whether or not they've been to the places depicted in his works, he hopes the scenes feel familiar. Kimberly Brooks Filkins of Me Kim Design Studio will be showing her new fused glass work. As a juried exhibitor in the Central Pa festival of the arts, Kim is dedicated to crafting her glass beautifully, consistently and always uniquely.
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Art Show
Art Exhibition: WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS
Despite our history of decimating vast tracts of forests, often in the name of civilization, trees remain indifferent to our existence. They continue offering shade, shelter, sustenance and survival. They long precede?the?human race and will ultimately succeed us, despite our alternating negligence and reverence. Facing ongoing human conflict and impending climate catastrophe, the reality or representation of trees can offer solace and space—for?the?necessity of talking and listening. The works of these artists and accompanying poets embrace the tree — materially and conceptually— through figure and metaphor, analysis and allegory, and as record and reflection. Works by: Patricia Bellan-Gillen, Denise Burge, Zoë Charlton, Ellen Harvey, Alex Lukas, Clayton Merrell, Sarah Slavick, and Susanne Slavick.
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Comedy
Bald Eagle Area Drama Club to Present Disney's Freaky Friday
Bald Eagle Area Drama Club set to perform "Freaky Friday" Ryan Wade ryan.wade@beasd.net Bald Eagle Area Middle/High School to perform Freaky Friday the Musical, with opening night set for Thursday, Apr. 22, at Bald Eagle Area Middle/High School Auditorium. The show highlights the lives of an overworked mother and her teenage daughter when they magically swap bodies and they have one day to put things right again before Mom’s big wedding. Freaky Friday is a hilarious, contemporary update on an American classic in which a mother and daughter really see what it is to be a family and experience each other's lives first-hand, if only for a day. "What is more 'FREAKY' than the year 2021,” Bald Eagle Area High School Drama Advisor Ryan Wade said. "This show is a perfect choice and should bring some great laughs for the audience." The student cast features Kendall Gavlock as Ellie Blake and Carlie Evock as Katherine along with Zoe Coleman, Sage Fisher, Addison Flick, Kennedy Sayers, Lydia Walk, Cazra Bainey, Claire Homan, Alabama Jukes, Sami Shawley, Keira Soltis, Emmalee Guest, Amber Thompson, Elizabeth Roan, Grace Bacon, Alice Crane, Charity Guiser, Daina Julian, Ashlyn Lucas, Colton Wagner, Matthew Crane, Dylan Smith, Joe Lange, and Emily Gardner. The production offers three performances; April 22, 23, and 24 with the house opening at 6:30 pm and a 7 pm curtain. Advance tickets may be purchased at https://sites.google.com/beasd.net/bea-drama-club/home for $7 for Adults and $5 for students. There is also a virtual option available at www.showtix4u.com for $10.
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Animals, Children, Nature
Birding in Your Backyard
Learn to identify birds in your backyard and neighborhood with local teacher Virginia Squier. Plus, create your own water bottle bird feeder to encourage birds to visit! Check our website for the supply list. Recommended for grades 4-6. Please register for this virtual event at https://www.schlowlibrary.org/events/birding-your-backyard. Limit: 50.
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Animals, Nature
Birding on Lake Shore Trail
Join the staff for some birding on the Lake Shore Trail. Topics will include the different birds that live at Little Pine and also how to identify them. Please bring your own binoculars and other birding gear. All children must be accompanied by an adult in order to participate. Also, all participants will need to follow the CDC Guidelines and wear a mask in order to attend this program. If you are sick or have been around someone who has been sick, please stay home. Registration is highly recommended (limited to 10 people), and may be modified or cancelled in the event of severe weather or new CDC Guidelines. Please make sure to register in a group if more than one person is coming. Registrations will be taken by going to DCNR’s calendar of events and selecting Little Pine State Park. If you need assistance, please call Little Pine Park office at 570-753-6005. Meet at the beginning of the Lake Shore Trail (kiosk at dam).
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