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  • Mar29
    Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Apr 30
    Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fourteenth Annual Penn State Mont Alto Academic Festival April 12, noon to 4:30 p.m., Penn State Mont Alto Multipurpose Activities Center (MAC). Come see and discuss Penn State Mont Alto students’ best work from the 2018-19 academic year. Students will display and present their academic and artistic works from noon to at least 3:00 p.m. in the MAC. An awards ceremony should begin by 3:45 p.m. in the General Studies Building Auditorium. The students’ prizes are sponsored by the Owls Club of Waynesboro, the Penn State Mont Alto Alumni Society, and the Penn State Mont Alto Academic Support Center.
Puppet Shows April 24, 4:00 to 4:30 p.m., Chambersburg Memorial YMCA located at 570 East McKinley Street in Chambersburg. Penn State Mont Alto theater students will perform a puppet show with original and educational skits about bullying, petting stray dogs, and the reforestation of the Amazon. The show is open to the public and free of charge. It is appropriate for preschool-aged children, 3 to 5-year-olds.
Penn State Mont Alto Planetarium Shows April 18, 8:00 to 9:00 p.m., and April 19, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Penn State Mont Alto Multipurpose Activities Center (MAC). Kimberly Herrmann, associate professor in physics and astronomy, will present an overview of the capabilities of the Penn State Mont Alto portable planetarium, with digital projection and an inflatable dome that seats roughly 45 adults. The digital planetarium can simulate the day or night sky from anywhere on earth. Some aspects that may be explored are well-known solar system objects, like our moon and the planets, as well as constellations, recognized patterns of stars that are frequently named for mythological figures in various cultures. Visitors will have the option of watching a full dome video on various astronomy topics. Questions about the astronomical wonders in the sky, our solar system, and beyond will be welcomed. This show is recommended for ages 5 and up. Consecutive shows will be similar. Feel free to bring a camping or beach chair or perhaps even a pillow to sit on. Standard folding chairs should also be available.
Occupational Therapy Nittany Pause Garden April 24, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Penn State Mont Alto Garden behind Residence B – Occupational Therapy House. In celebration of Occupational Therapy Month please stop by the garden and gather a nittanypause rock or 2! Take it home, keep it at work, share with a friend. Our hope is the hand-painted rock brings light, gratitude and a reminder to pause along the journey.
Mont Alto LaunchBox Entrepreneur Workshop Series: “So, you have an idea for a business, now what?” presented by Hagerstown SCORE Chapter Chair Kathyrn Gratton ― April 25, 6-7 p.m. at 40 North Second Street in Chambersburg. The Penn State Mont Alto LaunchBox, a business incubator funded by a seed grant from the Invent Penn State initiative, will host the first of three spring term workshops for aspiring entrepreneurs. LaunchBox is a signature development, job creation and student career success. Learn more at
Penn State Mont Alto Chorale to Perform “Music from the Stage and Screen, Take Three” April 28, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Penn State Mont Alto-General Studies Auditorium. The Chorale will perform a variety of musical styles composed over the past 80 years under the direction of Fred Davison, Penn State Mont Alto lecturer in music. The performance features songs from award-winning musicals including selections from “Sweeney Todd,” “Scrooge,” and “The Greatest Showman,” and songs from the silver screen, including “The Sweetheart Tree,” “Somewhere Out There,” “Let the River Run,” and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” The program will also include the music of George Gershwin from “Porgy and Bess” and “The Barley’s of Broadway. In the mix are a couple of classic pops songs; one used in film “My Boyfriends Back” and one from a new musical about the Temptations opening on Broadway this spring, their 1964 hit “My Girl.” Finally, the Chorale will acknowledge the 80th Anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz” with a beautiful arrangement of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” The concert venue is handicap accessible.
Fifth Annual Choral Festival May 4, 6:30–9:00 p.m., Penn State Mont Alto-Multipurpose Activities Center (MAC). Come hear the Chorale and four area schools in a grand evening of musical performances. The participating groups are Shippensburg Middle School “The Accidentals;” Waynesboro Area Senior High School “Waynesboro Chamber Choir;” Fairfield Area High School “Stars of the Knight Chamber Singers;” Governor Thomas Johnson High School; Shalom Christian Academy “Shalom Christian Academy Tour Choir;” and Penn State Mont Alto Chorale. There will be approximately 155 students participating. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Activities Center (MAC). General admission is $5 per person at the door
29th Annual Golf Tournament and Sports Banquet of the Franklin County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association May 23, 1:00 p.m., Shotgun Start, Penn National Golf Club & Inn. Proceeds benefit the Franklin County Alumni Association’s endowed scholarship for Franklin County Students attending Penn State Mont Alto. Cost is $320 per foursome. There will be raffles available at extra cost and door prizes at the banquet including tickets to this year’s football match-ups against Ohio State, Michigan State, and Iowa. Meal is included in fee. Contact to register your foursome by May 1 or to become a sponsor.