Community Events

Community Events

Art + Engineering = Creative Problem Solving
Presentation by Penn State Laureate Rebecca Strzelec

Tuesday, February 21 – 6:30 p.m.
Free, advanced registration is required.

Rebecca Strzelec has been using 3D printing technologies in her work since 1999.  This talk looks at 3D printing’s trajectory as well as introduces the work Strzelec completed on a 4‐year, 2 million dollar NSF grant focused on origami and smart materials.

HOW NOT TO DIE: The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting, and Reversing Our Top 15 Killers with Dr. Michael Greger

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

Presentation and book signing by best-selling author Dr. Michael Greger. He has scoured the world's scholarly literature on clinical nutrition and developed this new presentation based on the latest in cutting-edge research exploring the role diet may play in preventing, arresting, and even reversing our leading causes of death and disability.

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 – 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.

Mountainfilm on Tour

Thursday, April 20 – 7 p.m.
Free, advanced registration is required.

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.