Weis Center Kicks Off Spring Season with Performance by American Roots Ensemble

Weis Center Kicks Off Spring Season with Performance by American Roots Ensemble

American roots ensemble American Patchwork Quartet (APQ) will perform on Sunday, January 23 at 4 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Seating for the spring 2022 season is socially distanced and general admission; specific seats cannot be reserved. Masks are required.

As part of APQ’s residency, the Weis Center has produced a 30-minute video montage that showcases our community as a “melting pot” of America. Members of the campus community share brief commentary about their diverse backgrounds and family heritage. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early to view the video from 3:20-3:50 p.m. in the Weis Center Auditorium. Doors to the venue open at 3 p.m.

The performance is sponsored, in part, by John and Julianna Cooper and family.

This engagement of American Patchwork Quartet is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

American Patchwork Quartet draws on a repertoire of centuries-old American folk songs that highlight the country’s immigrant roots.

Grammy-nominated vocalist Falu Shah, Grammy-winning guitarist/vocalist Clay Ross, three-time Grammy-winning drummer Clarence Penn and highly acclaimed bassist Yasushi Nakamura showcase the dynamic diversity of contemporary culture by reimagining timeless songs from America’s past.

The group showcases America’s dynamic presence by combining the diverse talents of four U.S. citizens, each with a unique cultural background. With this quartet, old songs are made new through creative arrangements that highlight the exceptional and well-honed skills of each member.

APQ performances strive to counter pervasive prejudices around the issues of race and immigration. In order to help strengthen the country’s social fabric, APQ wants its audiences to reflect on the notion that Americans must acknowledge the differences to discover the commonalities. The realities of racism and prejudice must be recognized in order to build authentic and lasting bonds across cultures and color lines. While individuals may not be responsible for the country’s past, they are accountable for its future.

Tickets

Tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors 62+, $10 for youth 18 and under, FREE for Bucknell employees and retirees, FREE for Bucknell students and $10 for Non-Bucknell students (limit 2).

Tickets can be reserved in advance by calling 570-577-1000 or online at Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice.

Seating for the spring 2022 season is socially distanced and general admission; specific seats cannot be reserved.

Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

While on campus, patrons must abide by all Bucknell University health and safety guidelines, including maintaining social distancing and wearing appropriate face coverings. All visitors are required to wear a face covering when indoors. We reserve the right to request that any visitors who do not follow University protocols leave the premises.

These protocols may be subject to change at any time. Please continue to visit our website for the most up-to-date information at Bucknell.edu/WeisCenter.

For more information about this event, contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by e-mail at [email protected]

For more information about the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, go to Bucknell.edu/WeisCenter or search for the Weis Center on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

Season Brochure

The season brochure is available as an eco-friendly, downloadable and printable PDF and online flipbook at Bucknell.edu/WeisCenter.

A limited number of hardcopies are available upon request. To request a hardcopy brochure, contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or e-mail [email protected] and one will be mailed at no cost.

Susquehanna Valley Chorale and Susquehanna Valley Youth Chorale Announce Auditions

The Susquehanna Valley Chorale (SVC) and Susquehanna Valley Youth Chorale (SVYC) will hold auditions for new singers in January.

Youth Auditions

Auditions for the SVYC will be held on Monday, January 17 from 5-7 p.m. at Sharon Lutheran Church, 120 S. Main Street, Selinsgrove.

Please contact Coleen Renshaw at 570-765-0637 or [email protected] by January 14 to schedule an audition appointment and for further information.

Former singers who want to be considered to move into Camerata or Valley Singers, should contact Coleen Renshaw to schedule an audition.

SVYC is open to students in grades 3 – 12:

· Preparatory Chorus, grades 3 – 5/6
Rehearsals on Monday nights starting Monday, January 24 from 5-6 p.m.

· Camerata, 5/6 – 8/9 (treble/unchanged voices)
Rehearsals on Monday nights starting Monday, January 24 from 6:15-7:15 p.m.

· Valley Singers, high school age
Rehearsals on Monday nights starting Monday, January 24 from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Rehearsals for all three groups take place at Sharon Lutheran Church, 120 S. Main Street, Selinsgrove.

The SVYC will hold a concert at the end of April.

Susquehanna Valley Chorale (SVC) Auditions

SVC auditions will take place on Tuesday, January 18 at the First Baptist Church, 51 S. Third Street, Lewisburg. Please note that this is a new location. The SVC’s first rehearsal will be that same evening at 7 p.m.

Singers are required to be vaccinated and wear singer masks, which are supplied by the chorale.

Auditions should be scheduled with Coleen Renshaw by calling at 570-765-0637 or email [email protected]

The Hot Sardines Will Perform Timeless Classics and Original Tunes to Celebrate the Holiday Season

NYC-based hot swing jazz band The Hot Sardines will perform timeless classics and original tunes on Friday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Masks are required.

The performance is sponsored, in part, by Jazz at Bucknell, Martha and Alan Barrick, and Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate.

All attendees are asked to bring a canned food item, which will be distributed to local families in need through Union County Children and Youth Services.

This raucous Christmas celebration features timeless classics and original tunes performed by the eight-piece Hot Sardines.

Songs will include \”La Noel de la Rue,\” \”Mistletoe & Holly,\” \”Please Come Home for Christmas,\” \”Blue Christmas,\” \”Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney,\” \”Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,\” \”Christmas Blues,\” \”White Christmas\” and \”White Cliffs of Dover,\” among others.

Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, The Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sounds new again and prove that joyful music can bring people together in a disconnected world.

The Hot Sardines have released two albums on Universal Music Classics to rave reviews and earned a No. 1 slot on the iTunes jazz chart in the United States and internationally.

TICKETS

Tickets are $30 for adults, $24 for seniors 62+, $20 for youth 18 and under, $20 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2) and $20 for Non-Bucknell students (limit 2).

Tickets can be reserved in advance by calling 570-577-1000 or online at Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice.

Seating for the fall 2021 season is socially distanced and general admission; specific seats cannot be reserved.

Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

While on campus, patrons must abide by all Bucknell University health and safety guidelines, including maintaining social distancing and wearing appropriate face coverings. All visitors are required to wear a face covering when indoors. We reserve the right to request that any visitors who do not follow University protocols leave the premises.

These protocols may be subject to change at any time. Please continue to visit our website for the most up-to-date information at Bucknell.edu/WeisCenter.

For more information about this event, contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by e-mail at [email protected]

For more information about the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, go to Bucknell.edu/WeisCenter or search for the Weis Center on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

Susquehanna Valley Chorale Ushers in Christmas Season with Candlelight Performance: First Live Performance in Two Years

The Susquehanna Valley Chorale will return to live performances in December 2021 with three performances of its beloved holiday tradition, A Candlelight Christmas, on Saturday, December 11 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 12 at 2:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in downtown Sunbury.

From the opening candlelight processional to the final ringing-in of Christmas, Candlelight Christmas is modeled after the famous Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King’s College in Cambridge, England.

The performance will include piano, organ, harp, flute and cello, as well as glorious voices singing songs of the season and the traditional ringing-in of Christmas. Featured local soloists include: Christopher Lottes, Maya Caron, Katie Kelley, and Joanna Rees.

The ensemble includes 60 members. The Chorale recently welcomed four new scholarship students from Bucknell and Susquehanna Universities, and many new adult voices. Additional auditions will be held in January.

Adam Dietz, SVC Marketing Coordinator said, “The first sounds we made after such a prolonged absence together was quite emotional. Our Board has put health and safety first since to start of the pandemic, which has been very much appreciated. Our supporters and followers have been extremely understanding, as have our members, who were quite eager to get back in the groove again, even if it meant adhering to strict new policies and protocols.”

Bill Payn, Music Director and Conductor said, “We have all been enrolled on a journey these past two years which have tested our strengths in many ways. In all of these times, music has been our comfort and our guide. The SVC continued to make music during these times and to engage with musicians and composers to confirm to you the resilience of music in our lives.”

He continued, “The SVC is eager to welcome you back to Lessons and Carols. To many of us, the last Christmas season reflected that line from the carol, ‘For in the dark street shineth, the everlasting light.’ For many of us, it was indeed a dark time. It certainly was a dark time at the end of World War I when the Dean of Kings College Cambridge sought to bring the warmth and light of the music and scriptures of the Christmas season to a nation and world which had seen loss, as we have. And yet, as those words and music gave hope and light to them, so they do to us. On behalf of the Board, the Chorus and Orchestra of the SVC, I bid you hope and peace this Christmastide and throughout the New Year.”

The performance will include a dozen festive and uplifting songs including: Once in Royal David’s City, The First Noel, O Come All Ye Faithful, Joy to the World, Candlelight Carol, The Dream Isaiah Saw, A Ceremony of Carols, I Saw Three Ships and Still, Still, Still, among others.

A brand-new work will also be premiered: a stunning arrangement of “In the Bleak Midwinter” by Jen Wagner, a former Lewisburg resident and current teacher at the Milton Hershey School.

The Sponsors for the performance are Martha and Alan Barrick/Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate and William and Lois VandenHeuvel. Co-Sponsors are Luschas, Naparsteck & Crane, LLP and Harmonious Endeavors. Underwriters are Jackie Paul and Al Bothe, Jr.

Tickets
Tickets for the performance are $25 for adults and $10 for students.

Note that tickets must be purchased in advance either online at SVCMusic.org or by calling 570-547-0455. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Patrons must be vaccinated and masks are required. Seating will be very limited due to social distancing. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early.

For more information about this performance and future performances, visit SVCMusic.org.

Bloomsburg Children\’s Museum Opens New Art Exhibit featuring Sara Mika

The Bloomsburg Children\’s Museum is happy to announce the opening of a new art exhibit titled \”Roundabout\” by Sara Mika of Mock Pie Studio. Mika is an artist in the North Mountain Art League (NMAL). NMAL has a permanent exhibit area in the Bloomsburg Children\’s Museum. Mika, who is also an art instructor with the Museum, is enthusiastic about showing her work to visitors.

Sara Mika said, \”I\’m so grateful for this opportunity to exhibit a grouping of my work at The Bloomsburg Children\’s Museum. Visitors young and old will have the opportunity to visually engage with my creations in an environment which is already so rich with creativity and educational opportunities. I love seeing the spark of excitement in the eyes of a child when they are experiencing all the museum has to offer,\” Mika said. \”Everything is designed just for them and they truly come alive in the space. I\’m also thankful for the opportunities the museum has provided for me to work in an instructional capacity with its visitors. As an artist and an art educator it\’s such a thrill to inspire and be inspired by the imagination of the children in our communities.\”

Mika explained the title of the show, \”The work in this \’Roundabout\’ exhibit is a collection of mostly older work that represents, in a roundabout sort of way, how I’ve arrived at the work I’m creating today.\”

Mika\’s work is on display from now until March 2022. The Bloomsburg Children\’s Museum is open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Bloomsburg Children’s Museum Announces November Programs

The Children’s Museum is open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

CLASSES/CLUBS/CAMPS

After School Maker Camp

Every Monday, September 6th-October 25th; 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Our very popular summer camp continues after school! Makers ages 6-12 explore, experiment and play. They are inquisitive hands-on learners who like to try new things! Register online: https://bit.ly/bcm-science21

Oil Painting with Rita Millard

Friday, November 5th, 5-8:00 p.m.

Spend a Friday night with Rita Millard to create a themed oil painting. She enjoys painting with watercolor and oils to capture the history of landscapes and architecture, as well as floral and nature, and portraits of animals and people. Suggested for ages 16+, $50 (all materials are included).

Register online: https://bit.ly/bcm-oilpaint

Acrylic Painting with Rita Millard

Saturday, November 13th, 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Join Rita Millard on the 2nd Saturday of each month to create a themed acrylic painting. Rita is a member of the North Mountain Art League. She enjoys painting with watercolor and oils to capture the history of landscapes and architecture, as well as floral and nature, and portraits of animals and people. Suggested for ages 10+, $35 (all materials are included) Register online at: https://bit.ly/bcm-acrylicpaint

DIY Gingerbread Class with Linda Hill

Saturday, December 13th, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Join us to create your own graham cracker house. The instructor (Linda Hill) will provide you with directions and the royal icing that will be used to “glue” our edible creations together. To comply with Covid guidelines, creators will have their own carrel to sit at and we will only be able to share candies that are wrapped. Mrs. Hill will have some items to share with everyone and copies for you to follow. The price is $10 per person. Recommended that students under 10 have an adult stay to help (no charge for helper). Masks are required for unvaccinated guests. Register online: https://bit.ly/bcm-gingerbreadclass

Meet the Masters; Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.

November 20th: Keith Haring

What do action figures, breakdancing and graffiti have in common? Well, these are the influences of the famous artist, Keith Haring. You will love this class if you love fun, cool designs, and endless possibilities. Recommended for ages 6+. $12 (includes Museum admission) Register online at https://bit.ly/bcm-art21

Nerf Modification Club

Fourth Saturday of the Month

Saturday, November 20th, 1-3:00 p.m.

Modifying your Nerf blaster is a fun and interesting way to expand on your new hobby. When done safely, modding can be a fun lesson in physics and mechanics.

Register online at https://bit.ly/bcm-nerf21

Infectious Intelligence

Monday, November 1st, 5-7:00 p.m.

Middle and High School-aged students will design and build tethered robots using engineering design concepts. Robots will be created to compete in a competition. Sketch up, technical drawing, circuits, mechanical engineering, critical thinking, and mathematical skills will be taught.

Register online: http://bit.ly/BCM-ROBOTS

INFANT/TODDLER PROGRAMS

Mommy & Me Movement Class

Every Other Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.

September 7th-November 30th

Join Miss Katie and her two little guys as we wiggle and move together. This class is perfect for you and your little one aged 0-4 years! In each session, we will play and learn how to strengthen muscles important for enjoying daily activities and bond with your little sprout. All abilities are welcome to come and play!

Register online at https://bit.ly/bcm-movement21

Paint Me a Story

Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.

November 20th: “Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving” By: Kimberly and James Dean

Turkey day is just around the corner and you know what that means?? It’s time to bring your stretchy pants because there will be lots of yummy food to eat. For this art and story time class, we will be taking food and turning it into ART. Join us to watch (and create) the magic unfold. This story time-art-studio-mashup is a whole lot of fun for your little ones, ages 2-6. Build language skills, color recognition, and small motor skills. $2 material fee. Register online at https://bit.ly/bcm-prekpaint21

Ready, Set, Grow

Every Other Wednesday; 10-10:45 a.m.

September 1st– November 24th

Have you ever wondered what your child is learning through their play? This program will help you learn why play is important and how to understand it. Your child will be invited to play and you will be invited to chat, observe and play alongside your child.

Register online at https://bit.ly/bcm-ready21

Stories from the Birds’ Nest with Miss Angie

Friday, November 12th, 9:30-10:00 a.m.

Join Miss Angie from the Bloomsburg Public Library for story time in our birds’ nest! Perfect for you and your preschooler. Included with Museum admission.

Music Together of Bloomsburg

8-week session

Starts Friday, October 8th at 10:15 a.m.

Learn how to make music your child’s second language! Music Together is an early childhood music curriculum that\’s known around the world for its ability to engage children and adults in musical play together. Visit www.musictogetherofbloomsburg.com to register!

Fun Fall Fridays

Friday, November 5th

Special Guest Story-Time

Miss Mackenzie with “There’s a Dolphin in My Swimming Pool”

Enjoy a special fall-themed activity with free adult admission!

GENERAL PROGRAMS

Homeschool Hangouts

Every Other Wednesday; 11 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

September 8th-December 15th

November 3rd: Celebrate Chemistry Week

November 17th: Games And Puzzles– Critical Thinking

Parent/child activities are designed to complement concepts taught in the homeschool curriculum.

Saxophone Day

Saturday, November 6th, 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Have you heard the Pink Panther Theme song? Then you have heard a saxophone! Learn about this brass woodwind instrument while enjoying some saxophone music. Included with Museum admission.

Elsa’s Enchanted Storytime & Sing-Along

Saturday, November 6th

Session A: 10-10:30 a.m. (https://bit.ly/bcm-elsaa)

Session B: 11-11:30 a.m. (https://bit.ly/bcm-elsab)

Join Elsa for an enchanted storytime and sing-along! Costumes are optional. Tickets are required for adults and kids. Due to the popularity of this event, we recommend reserving tickets in advance. Due to restrictions, we will only be selling a limited number of tickets for each session. There will be a wait-list, but we cannot guarantee an opening.

National STEM Night

Monday, November 8th; 4-7:00 p.m.

Enjoy extended Museum hours as we celebrate National STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Day. We will have special activities such as soldering, NFC Treasure Hunt, Lego Engineering Challenge, Robotics, Programming, and much more! This event is free for all ages.

Sponsored by T-Mobile

Teddy Bear Clinic

Saturday, November 13th, 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

At Museum students will walk in the shoes of health professionals by guiding their “patient” through a clinic experience. Students will become familiar with medical equipment, resolve common misconceptions about the healthcare environment and lay the groundwork for healthy choices. Included with Museum admission.

Turkey Day

Saturday, November 20th, 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Families are invited to a day of feathery fun at the museum with turkey crafts and games, plus get your picture taken with live turkeys! Included with Museum admission.

Adopt a Cow–Meet Olive!

Saturday, November 27th, 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Join us on Saturday, November 27th to learn about our adopted cow, Olive, and our host farm. Included in Museum admission. The Bloomsburg Children\’s Museum has \”adopted\” a cow through Discover Dairy. We will be sharing monthly updates on Olive through social media and emails.

*Please note: Olive the calf will not be on-site at the Museum. We will be providing updates through pictures and videos*

For a complete listing of all programs, visit https://the-childrens-museum.org/