Community Events

Community Events

Mamma Mia Sing-Along

Thursday, March 23 – 7 p.m.
Free, advanced registration is required.

Attention, dancing queens.  It’s time for a sing-along, a play-along, and good old-fashioned fun for all those who appreciate disco – especially the music of ABBA, one of the disco-era greats.

When a young bride-to-be secretly invites three strangers to her wedding in hopes of discovering which one is her long-lost dad, the plot quickly gets thick with misunderstandings and uncomfortable moments.  In this 2008 film version of the popular Broadway show, an all-star cast, featuring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried and Colin Firth, plays out the comic details on a beautiful Greek island where Mamma Streep runs an inn that is to be the idyllic setting for her daughter’s special day.

Gather your friends and drag out your old 70s clothes. Get ready to sing along to ABBA favorites including: Dancing Queen, Take a Chance On Me, I Do I Do, and S.O.S. Prizes for best costumes.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Bring your own snacks and drinks – alcoholic beverages not allowed.


Photographic Scenes around Chester County — and Capturing Some with Your Smartphone

Wednesday, April 5 – Gallery exhibit and expo open from 6–7 p.m.; program begins at 7 p.m.
Free, advanced registration is required.

Southeastern Pennsylvania boasts beautiful scenery, world-class gardens, and deep history. We often observe our surroundings in small doses as we pass by, but don’t often have an opportunity to stop, pause, and admire the visual bounty of the area in which we live. Members of the Chester County Camera Club will present photographs showcasing the scenery, gardens, and history that surround us. From sweeping landscapes to Longwood Gardens and Chanticleer to Valley Forge, you’ll join a visual tour  with behind the scenes information of our area. With that as a foundation, they will transition to sharing ways that you can take beautiful photographs with a camera that’s likely with you most of the time — your smartphone.

6–7 p.m. — Ask a Photographer: Members of the Chester County Camera Club will answer questions and share their extensive knowledge with attendees. Information on photography and business services through club members will also be available.


Investing with Impact at Morgan Stanley

Wednesday, April 5 – 6 p.m.
Free, advanced registration is required.

Curious about investing money in socially aware and environmentally conscious companies? Join Penn State Great Valley for a conversation about investment options with Thomas Paluszynski, Vice President at Morgan Stanley.

Investing in companies and funds that support positive social and environmental change while delivering financial gain — known as impact investments — has captured the interest of some investors. Morgan Stanley offers a cutting-edge impact investment platform with over 100 sustainable products including mutual and exchange-traded funds. Paluszynski will discuss how the platform works and examine the industries covered, financial goals and objectives, market trends, and asset allocation.


Mountainfilm on Tour

Thursday, April 20 – 7 p.m.
This event is full and we are no longer taking registrations.*

Mountainfilm on Tour, a selection of award winning films that explore cultures, promote adventure, and preserve environments, returns to Penn State Great Valley. A Mountainfilm presenter will introduce the films and well as host an engaging dialogue with the audience following the films. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and tickets are required. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the films will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Bring your own snacks and drinks. Alcohol is not permitted.


Facing the Surge: Documentary Screening and Discussion

Thursday, May 18 – 7:00 p.m.
Free, advanced registration is required.

See the short, new climate change documentary showing the tangible costs of rising sea levels in Norfolk, Virginia. Following the movie, there will be a panel discussion with the filmmaker and several members of the Citizens' Climate Lobby on climate change solutions and impacts in our region. This event is sponsored by Penn State Great Valley's Sustainability Committee.


*PLEASE NOTE: For events that are marked "Full," there may be "no-shows" on the evening of the event. Seats may be opened to people without tickets shortly before the start of the event on a first come, first served basis.  You are welcome to see if seats are available, but we cannot guarantee that will be the case.