Community Events

Community Events

Conflict Is Not a Dirty Word

Wednesday, September 26 – 7:00 p.m.
Free, advanced registration is required.

Laurie Mulvey and Sam Richards have spent 35 years studying and leading dialogues about contentious issues that involve inequity of all kinds. They have been called the “parents of radical empathy” and are founders of the World in Conversation Center for Public Diplomacy at Penn State, the largest university-based dialogue organization in the United States. Each year the Center sponsors over 3,000 cross-cultural conversations with students at Penn State and around the globe. Together they will share their most significant “takeaways,” as well as practical insights for addressing polarization between groups in different positions who face different stakes.

Dr. Samuel Richards is an award winning teacher and sociologist at Penn State University and the instructor of the largest race, gender and cultural relations course in the United States. With over 760 students each semester and a twenty-five-year legacy, that course was the subject of an Emmy Award winning television broadcast called, “You Can’t Say That.” Dr. Laurie Mulvey is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the World in Conversation Center for Public Diplomacy at Penn State University. Under her leadership, World in Conversation has built the largest university-based cross-cultural dialogue program in the United States, hosting more than 3,000 peer-facilitated dialogues per academic year.


The Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists (MCGOPA)
20th Anniversary Exhibit Opening Reception

Thursday, October 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Free, advanced registration required.

Join us for an opening reception for our latest Henry Gallery exhibit. In celebration of their twentieth year as a co-operative, non-profit arts organization in the Greater Philadelphia Area, MCGOPA's exhibit will feature over 40 works by 22 artists. The artwork will include a variety of artistic mediums including work on canvas, work on paper, mixed-media work, wall sculpture, photography, sculpture and stained glass.


Before Hollywood: Philadelphia and the Birth of the Movies

Wednesday, October 17 – 7:00 p.m.
Free, advanced registration required.

Filmmakers Carrie Rickey and Andrew Ferrett will screen and discuss their new documentary, Before Hollywood: Philadelphia and the Birth of the Movies. The documentary tells the story of the city as the cradle of motion pictures and the place where movies literally and metaphorically took their first steps. As the nation's manufacturing capital in the 19th century, Philadelphia was the crossroads where artists, engineers, and amateur inventors realized the dream of transforming still images into those that moved. 


A Night of Jazz at Penn State Great Valley

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

Penn State Great Valley presents a concert featuring Center Dimensions, Penn State's premier 20-piece jazz ensemble conducted by Marko Macinko, director of jazz at the School of Music. Recognized as the top students in the University's music program, the students will perform a challenging repertoire of modern and classic jazz as well as originals written by the director.


*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.