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History vs. Heritage: The View from Gettysburg
With PSU Laureate Dr Carole Reardon

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

7 – 8:30 p.m.

Free, registration required at: http://viewfromgettysburg.eventbrite.com
Dr. Reardon will explore how the two words history and heritage -- often used interchangeably to describe the past -- mean quite different things.  Understanding recent events, from the diverse issues raised by the Civil War Sesquicentennial, questions about the preservation of historical sites and the narrative they promote, and even the display of the Confederate flag require us to appreciate how the forces of history and heritage interact with each other.


 

Wizard of Oz SingAlong

Thursday, March 10, 2016

7- 10 p.m.

Free, registration required at: http://ozsingalong.eventbrite.com

Calling all Wizards, Munchkins, Twisters, Witches, Broomsticks and Flying Monkeys! Sing along with Dorothy, Toto, the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and the Scarecrow on the yellow brick road to Oz. The classic movie will be played on the big screen with subtitles for all the songs, and there will be several opportunities to interact with and participate in the fun beyond just singing. The film is still as fresh, frightening and funny as it was when first released in 1939. Come dressed as your favorite character for an audience-participation costume parade.


 

The New American Backyard
A New Paradigm of Freedom and Sustainability for a National Icon

Thursday, March 17, 2016

7 – 9 p.m.

Free, registration required at:http://newbackyard.eventbrite.com

Celebrate St. Patty’s Day with ideas for greening your garden and making your yard work in harmony with nature. Join the Chester County Master Gardeners to learn how to set up your yard to better benefit you, the community and the environment. The presentation will include cultivating the home vegetable plot and dealing with climate change,  ecology,  lawns,  and plant selections that reduce environmental impacts and carbon emissions. 


 

Adventure, Adrenalin, & Exploring Film Fest

Thursday, April 7, 2016
7- 9:30 p.m.

Free, registration required at: http://mountainfilmgv.eventbrite.com

Mountainfilm on Tour, a selection of award winning films that explore themes connected to exploring cultures, promoting adventure and preserving environments, is again being hosted by Penn State Great Valley. For 35 years, Mountainfilm has attracted leading independent documentary filmmakers, artists and photographers, conservationists, mountaineers, scientists, journalists and explorers from around the world to engage in the festival’s motto of “Celebrating Indomitable Spirit.” Each year, Mountainfilm on Tour takes a selection of outstanding films from the Telluride festival on the road to engage audiences who otherwise would not have an opportunity to experience them.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the films will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Bring your own snacks and drinks – alcohol not permitted