Community Events

Community Events

The Art of Art Education
Opening Reception

Wednesday, September 20 – 5:30 p.m.
Free, advanced registration is required.

Join us for an opening reception for our latest gallery exhibit, The Art of Art Education. Curated by the PA Art Education Association, this display features works by regional art educators.

Stop the Stress
4 Steps to Quit Feeling Overworked, Overscheduled, and Overwhelmed

Hosted by Penn State Great Valley and Ardent Credit Union

Contact Christian Hicks at or 610-648-3346 for additional information.

Thursday, September 21 – 7:30 a.m.
Penn State at The Navy Yard
4960 South 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19112
Free, advanced registration required and only 40 seats available.

In a culture where being busy seems like a sign of importance, how do you make it all happen without losing your mind? 

Join life architect Emi Kirschner for a dynamic, hands-on workshop and discover how to eliminate stress from your daily life, improve health, and do more with ease — in less time!

Motown Meets Jazz
Music by the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble

Sponsored by Ametek

Thursday, September 28 – 7:00 p.m.
Free, advanced registration is required.

"My Girl," "Heat Wave," "Stop! In the Name of Love," and countless other Motown hits changed the landscape of American popular music. Join bassist Warren Oree and the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble for a trip down musical memory lane that illustrates how signature Motown sounds emanated from the soul and style of jazz.

Dr. T. Colin Campbell: Nutrition, the Forgotten Medical Science

Thursday, October 5 – 7:00 p.m.
*This event is full and we are no longer taking registrations.

For decades T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. has been at the forefront of nutrition education and research. He is considered an expert on the relationship between diet and disease, particularly the causation of cancer. Dubbed the “Grand Prix of epidemiology” by The New York Times, Dr. Campbell’s "The China Study" is considered one of the most comprehensive studies of health and nutrition ever conducted.

He is also the author of the bestseller "Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition" and is featured in several documentaries including PlantPure Nation and Forks Over Knives.

Huê 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam
Author Talk with Mark Bowden

Wednesday, October 11 – 7:00 p.m.
Free, advanced registration is required.

After more than five years of in-depth research and reporting, National Book Award-nominated author Mark Bowden has written his most ambitious work to date, "Huê 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam." The book is one of the most reported accounts of combat in the Vietnam War, and one of the first to tell the story from both sides.

Bowden will discuss the Battle of Huê at the start of the Tet Offensive, drawing on contemporary media clippings, diaries, letters, and official documents. “The Battle of Huê,” said Bowden, “becomes a lens to the entire Vietnam War: the betrayed idealism, the lies, the strategic successes and blunders, the cruelty and waste, along with the undeniable heroism and sacrifice on both sides.”

Mark Bowden, author of Huê 1968, is the author of thirteen books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller "Black Hawk Down."

Cojot: A Holocaust Survivor Takes History Into His Own Hands
Rough Cut Screening and Filmmaker Talk

Wednesday, November 1 – 7:00 p.m.
Free, advanced registration is required.

Award-winning Penn State faculty filmmaker Boaz Dvir presents a rough cut of his new film slated to air on PBS in 2018. “Cojot: A Holocaust Survivor Takes History Into His Own Hands,” an hour long-documentary, tells the virtually unknown story of a French Holocaust survivor who risks his life to hunt down Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and, only a few months later, plays a pivotal role in one of history’s most daring hostage-rescue operations.

Dvir teaches writing and production at Penn State University. He has won many awards, including Best Documentary at the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.

*PLEASE NOTE: For events are marked as "full," there may be no-shows on the evening of the event. Before the start of the event, seats may become available to people on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot guarantee those without a ticket will be able to attend the event.