First Thursday State College set for June 4

First Thursday State College will celebrate the arts on June 4 with a variety of exhibits, performances, demonstrations and activities. Parking is free that evening at all municipal street meters, the parking lots on Fraser Street and on Beaver Avenue and Allen Street (across from Municipal Building), and the McAllister parking deck. Most participating venues will be marked by sidewalk posters. All events are open to the public and admission to First Thursday events is free. A partial list of events for June 4 includes:

Appalachian Outdoors:
7-8 p.m.: Meet Jennifer Kane, local conservation artist, who will present digital photos and talk about her painting trip to Yosemite National Park and the High Sierras in California. She will have her paints and easel set up and all the equipment she used to paint in the mountains. No registration required. Any inquiries call (814) 234-3000 or e-mail explore@appoutdoors.com -- 123 South Allen Street.

Christian Science Reading Room and Bookstore:
5:30-7:30 p.m.: Spiritual Solutions to Problems. Explore the Bible and science and health with Key to the Scriptures to find spiritual solutions to life's challenges. Read about others who have had healings of allergies, cancer, migraines, lack of housing or money, etc. Learn how you can experience the same freedom in your life.  Family Activity:  Make a Father's Day Card -- 218 South Allen Street.

The Creative Oasis:
5:30-7 p.m.: Demonstrations of wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery. -- 133 East Beaver Avenue.

Growing Tree Toys:
5:30--7:30 p.m.: Make Crazy PlayFoam Creations. Children ages 5 and up can use the five colors of the super-moldable PlayFoam and supplies like wiggly eyes, feathers, beads, craft straws and pipe cleaners to construct unique creations. Meet us at Growing Tree Toys -- 202 South Allen Street.

Happy Valley Optical:
5-7  p.m.: Exhibition of Art work by artist TBA. Also, First Thursday special on sunglasses: 20% off. -- 208 South Allen Street.

Home Reflections:
5-7:30: Wine Tasting from Oak Spring Winery. Sample the newest Pennsylvania wines ranging from sweet fruit wines to dry reds. Help support local agriculture while enjoying wine for tasting and purchase -- 244 East Calder Way.
 
Kitchen Kaboodle:
4-8 p.m.: Wusthoff Knife Demonstration. See slicing, dicing, chopping and more with Wusthoff forged knives made in Germany since 1814. See at www.kitchenkaboodlepa.com -- 104 West Beaver Avenue.

Penn State University Libraries
8 a.m.-10 p.m.: Exhibit. "The Penn State Life: 100+ Years of La Vie Online," Penn State's yearbook, is on display through Aug. 14 in the main exhibit hall of Pattee Library.

8 a.m.-10 p.m.: A photographic exhibition, "Scattered among the Nations: Jewish Communities of India, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Peru and Uzbekistan," is on display through Aug. 14, in the Candace and Patrick E. Malloy III Diversity Studies Room. -- 109 Pattee Library.

Schlow Centre Region Library
7-8 p.m.: Rock/Pop Music -- Philadelphia area singer/songwriter Alexandra Day performs songs that demonstrate a convergence of classical training and pop sensibility including selections from her recently released CD "No Castles No Moats" -- 211 South Allen Street.

State High Football Boosters
4-6 p.m.: The Art of Football -- Sneak preview of the 2009 State High football team and display of football-themed paintings and photographs -- Memorial Field and Central Parklet.

For more information, call (814) 863-4240.

Last Updated June 03, 2009