Cultural & Community Events

Cultural & Community Events

Fall 2016 Programs

August 29-October 7

In the Gallery: Penn State Laureate Rebecca Strzelec
Rebecca Strzelec investigates the ways wearable objects interact with the surface of the body. See website for Art Gallery hours.

Woodland Art Gallery

Sunday, September 18, 2016

An Afternoon with the Arts — Opera Lecture: Turandot

Dr. Moylan C. Mills, professor emeritus of integrative arts, moderator
Puccini's last great opera complete with his soaring melodies and forceful dramatic drive as the all-powerful Princess Turandot decides which prince she will take as her consort. Considered one of the premier musical spectacles of all time, the opera features the unforgettable aria Nessun Dorma.

Light refreshments served during intermission. Admission: $15.
2:30 p.m.

112 Woodland Building

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Music Festival & Homecoming

Open to the public! Enjoy live music, vendors, food and more.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Friday Night Film Series: Where to Invade Next

Dr. Mills, moderator
Perfect for the election season, Michael Moore's latest documentary takes a look at social and educational ideas that the United States could take from other countries to incorporate into our social system. Humorous and thought-provoking, this documentary is one of Moore’s best. Admission: $10.
7:30 p.m.

112 Woodland Building

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX

Dennis DeYoung is a founding member of STYX and the lead singer. His live concert with a six-piece band showcases all the STYX greatest hits spanning the 70s, 80s, and 90s. The set includes all eight top Top 10 hits including Lady, Babe, Come Sail Away, and more.

Ticket fee $44.50 (a $15 discount) Must say “with Penn State Abington”
for the discount. Call 215-572-7650. Spaces are limited.

8:00 p.m., Keswick Theater
291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside

Friday, October 21, 2016

100 Years of Education — From the Ogontz School to Penn State Abington
Frank D. Quattrone, author

Co-sponsored by the Old York Road Historical Society

Calling all local historians! Frank Quattrone, author of Penn State Abington and the Ogontz School, will share how Penn State Abington evolved over the past 100 years from an elite finishing school for girls into one of the most diverse baccalaureate colleges in the commonwealth and the role that Amelia Earhart, Cornelia Fort, Joel Myers, and others played in its history. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free Admission.
7 p.m.

Lubert Commons, Lares Building

October 24-December 16, 2016

In the Gallery: Nichola Kinch

Nichola Kinch’s work takes root in the research of Victorian era image production, early photographic developments, and the advent of moving images, particularly animation machines and optical toys. See website for Art Gallery hours.

Woodland Art Gallery

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Owls: Soul of the Night

Presented by Briar Bush Nature Center
Do you love the mystery, beauty and charm of owls? Join Pennsylvania author Scott Weidensaul in a discussion of his new field guide, “Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean.” Free
Admission. Questions: 215-887-6603
7 p.m.

Abington Township Building

Friday, October 28, 2016
Guitar Recital - Danzas para guitarra, from Bach to Barrios and beyond
Ross Mann, classical guitarist
Lose yourself in the captivating sounds of award-winning classical guitarist Ross Mann. Ross will present a variety of compositions, including works from the baroque era in Europe to 20th century Latin America. Free Admission.
7 p.m., Woodland Commons (lobby outside of the Library)

Friday, November 11, 2016
Friday Night Film Series: Listen to Me Marlon
Dr. Mills, moderator
Perceptive and informative documentary that takes a look at the professional and private lives of one of our greatest American film stars — Marlon Brando, who played Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire and changed film acting forever. Brando is articulate, witty, a little wacky, and completely fascinating. Admission: $10.
7:30 p.m., 112 Woodland Building

Friday, December 2, 2016
100 Things to Do In Philadelphia Before You Die
Author: Irene Levy Baker
Want to land a table at Philadelphia’s trendiest restaurants? Score free or discounted show tickets? Be serenaded by future opera stars or sing the praises of the best cheesesteak? Then this bucket list book is for you.
Author Irene Baker will share some of the tried-and-true as well as little known gems in Philadelphia. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
These books make excellent holiday gifts! Free Admission.
7 p.m., Lubert Commons, Lares Building

Saturday, December 10, 2016
Make Your Own Holiday Centerpiece
Roll up your sleeves and learn how to make your very own holiday greens centerpiece. You will use some of the best and longest lasting evergreens and choose from an array of beautiful holiday-themed decorations. Enjoy tea and holiday cookies as well as a tour of the Pennock House decorated for the holidays. Space is limited to 20.
Admission $45. Register: 215-887-5900
10:30 a.m., PHS Meadowbrook Farm,
1633 Washington Lane, Meadowbrook

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