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"Exploring the Armor"
Take a private history tour of the outside tracked vehicles including a look inside the crew compartments. Tour begins in the museum theatre. Seating is limited; Reservations required. The tour typically lasts two hours Reservations required. Email pmmfriendsbusmgr@gmail.com.
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Circus
"Humans" by Circa
Humans by Circa Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble After making its Penn State debut in 2015, Circa contemporary circus will return with Humans. Ten acrobats take us on a stirring journey of what it means to be human—and of how our bodies, our connections, and our aspirations all form part of who we are. Exploring the physical limits of their bodies as they are pushed to the extreme, they question how much we can take as humans. How much weight can we carry? Who can we trust to support our load? They lead us to reflect on our lives, our loved ones, the burdens we carry, and the physical and emotional strength it takes to overcome them. Created by Yaron Lifschitz, the stage is stripped bare as the vulnerability of a team of highly skilled acrobats is exposed. With incredible strength and integrity, they connect each moment seamlessly with the next in a thrilling and heart-stopping performance. Glimpse their humanity as they find redemptive power in strength and celebrate what it means to be fiercely human. Circa might just be the most in-demand Australian arts company in the world right now—with a touring schedule that would send most heads spinning. It’s not hard to see why. Circa’s reputation for fearless, boundary-pushing new circus is borne out in every one of its shows, which combine physical virtuosity with an expressive humanism. Commissioned by MA scène nationale - Pays de Montbéliard. Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
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History/Science
"Indigenous Roots/Routes: Contested Histories, Contemporary Experiences," an exhibition at Penn State University Libraries
The University Libraries' current Special Collections exhibition reflects on the past five centuries of colonization and cultural exchange among Indigenous Peoples, Europeans, Africans, and Americans. The exhibition draws upon art and textual works to explore the processes of social, religious and political adaptation, what it means to be rooted in or unrooted from one's land, and how searching out unfamiliar routes forces others to travel new ones. Works are drawn from Penn State's Matson Museum of Anthropology and Palmer Museum of Art as well as the Eberly Family Special Collections Library. Highlights of the rare books on display from the Special Collections Library include facsimiles of pre-Columbian codices, early texts by Antonio de Solís and John Smith, a page from the first Bible printed in North America in 1663 and translated into the Massachuset language spoken by Native Americans in eastern New England, and early 20th-century books written and designed by Indigenous women such as Pauline Johnson and Angel de Cora. Together the materials encourage us to question how history is written and how it informs contemporary works by Indigenous artists and activists including Robin Wall Kimmerer and Thomas Greyeyes. "Indigenous Roots/Routes" is curated by Samantha Davis, a Ph.D. candidate in history at Penn State; Clara Drummond, exhibitions coordinator in Special Collections; and Amara Solari, associate professor of art history and anthropology. The exhibition is scheduled for display through March 15, 2020, in the Special Collections Exhibition Gallery, 104 Paterno Library. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, except for special holiday hours. The gallery is closed on Saturdays. For monthly hours of operation, visit: https://libraries.psu.edu/monthly-hours?library=187 For more information, including questions about accommodations and physical access, email cjd86@psu.edu or call 814-865-1793.
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Roller Derby
10th Annual St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Join State College Area Roller Derby as we celebrate our 10th year with another epic face-off between the Pennsyltucky Punishers and Mount Nittany Mayhem! We are proud to partner with the National MS Society and bring awareness to their Happy Valley Connections Group! Doors open at 4:30PM and first whistle is at 5PM. Check our facebook event for more details, and we hope to see you there! Feel free to contact us at scarderby@gmail.com with questions!
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Children
3s, 4s, & 5s Storytime
We love stories! Join us for stories, songs, flannelboards, and more. Recommended for ages 3 to 5. Limit: 15. Registration required.
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Holiday, Children
59th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Bunny arrives at 1:30 PM! Hunt begins at 2 PM SHARP! Gather the kids and head on over to Oak Hall Regional Park to go Easter Egg Hunting! With more than 7,000 eggs filled with candy and tickets for beautiful prize baskets provided by the State College Rotary and local businesses, this is one hunt where everyone will walk away happy. We urge everyone to arrive on time. Once the hunt begins, it doesn't take long for it to end. Make sure you make time to meet the Easter Bunny! Parents are allowed to assist their children in the Under 2 area only. Age Groups: 2 and under; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7, 8, and 9. Registration is not required.
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Community Event, Benefit/Fundraiser
AAUW State College Used Book Workshop Donations
We welcome book donations at the AAUW State College Used Book Workshop, located at 176 Technology Drive in the Boalsburg Technology Park. The books will be offered for sale at the May 9-12, 2020 Used Book Sale at the Penn State Snider Ag Arena. Donations are preferred during workshop open hours: Mondays, 6:00-8:00 pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 am-2:30 pm. During workshop hours, bring boxed and bagged donations to the center door left of the loading dock during workshop hours. Ring the bell for assistance. Book donation bins are also available 24/7. Workshop Directions: On 322E from State College (South Atherton) take the third right past Rte. 45E on to Discovery Drive, then left on Technology Drive. The workshop is located in Boalsburg, 176 Technology Drive, in the brown brick building on the corner of Technology Drive and Discovery Drive. Questions? Visit aauwstatecollege.org/booksale/donations or call the workshop during open hours: 814-466-6041.
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Art Show
African Brilliance: A Diplomat's Sixty Years of Collecting
A wide-ranging selection of African art from the notable collection amassed by Ambassador Allen Davis. His long career with the U.S. State Department afforded him the opportunity to build an outstanding collection representing many of the key cultures of East, Central, and West Africa. The exhibition features eighty-seven objects by twentieth-century African artists from a variety of cultures across the continent, including the Dan people of Liberia, the Mossi and Lobi peoples of Burkina Faso, the Dogon and Bamana peoples of Mali, the Akan peoples of Ghana, and the Kuba peoples of Democratic Republic of the Congo, among others. The works include carved and decorated wooden sculptures, natural fiber and beaded textiles, metalwork, and ceramic pots that represent household, community, and ritual practices. "African Brilliance" will feature works from the Palmer’s permanent collection as well as loans from Allen and Barbara Davis, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and National Museum of African Art, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and the North Carolina Museum of Art. An online catalogue will feature interviews with Davis and local residents who have had firsthand experience with the types of objects on view, as well as essays by scholars William Dewey, Janet Purdy, and Mary Jo Arnoldi, curator emerita of African ethnology at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. On view through May 24.
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Art Talk
African Brilliance: Design, Pattern, and Creative Artistry
Janet Purdy, Ph.D. Candidate in Art History Join us on Friday afternoons at 12:10 p.m. for gallery talks on current exhibitions and selected works from the permanent collection. Gallery talks for Pop Up Exhibitions are held in the Print Study Room.
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Meeting
Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group
The Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group will meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month (except no meeting in December) at 6:30 pm at Saint Rose of Lima Church Social Hall, 5519 6th Ave, Altoona. Park in the main church lot. There are outside steps leading down to the social hall in the basement. The support group is the Altoona Region of the PA Lyme Resource Network. www.palyme.org. Permethrin treated socks with tick repellent protection lasting up to 70 washings, tick removers and cedar oil repellent spray will be available. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more info, contact Amber Altiero, RN at 814-934-7403.
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