A MIdsummer NIght's Dream (Shakespearean Comedy)
Aug
18
2:30 PM14:30

A MIdsummer NIght's Dream (Shakespearean Comedy)

FUSE Productions presents one of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream. This multi-layered examination of love portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus (Duke of Athens) to Hippolyta (former queen of the Amazos). Young Athenian lovers and a troupe of amateur actors are controlled and manipulated by fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. Tickets are required and may be purchased through FUSE or phone (814)-380-8672; ask for reduced "student" price). Note: A-D provided at the Sunday, August 18, 2:30 pm performance only. Please reserve the A-D service ASAP, and be seated by 2:15 pm.

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Dial M For Murder (State College Community Theatre)
Sep
3
7:00 PM19:00

Dial M For Murder (State College Community Theatre)

The State College Community Theatre (SCCT) returns to the Boal Barn for the first time in eight years with their production of the thriller, “Dial M for Murder.” When American writer Mark Halliday visits the very married Margot Wendice in London, he unknowingly sets off a chain of blackmail and murder. This is a special preview for SLSG patrons! No tickets are necessary, but please reserve the AD service by contacting the SLSG office by email (office@slsg.org) or by phone (814-238-0132) by August 20th.

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Matilda - The Musical (FUSE Productions)
Sep
5
7:30 PM19:30

Matilda - The Musical (FUSE Productions)

  • Schwab Auditorium, Penn State University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

FUSE Productions presents “Matilda - The Musical” at Schwab Auditorium. Based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book of the same name, “Matilda,” a bright little girl who immerses herself in books is discarded by her dimwitted parents. With an ever-growing imagination and sharp mind, Matilda dreams of a better life, daring to take a stand against unjust forces, and to grasp her destiny in her own, tiny hands. Tickets are required, (through FUSE, or phone 814-380-8672; ask for reduced ”student” price). Please reserve the A-D service with the SLSG office (814-238-238-0132 or office@slsg.org) by August 24th.

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Glorious!: The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the Worst Singer in the World (Iron Bridge Theatre Group)
Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

Glorious!: The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the Worst Singer in the World (Iron Bridge Theatre Group)

The Iron Bridge Theatre group comes to the Boal Barn Playhouse to present the hilarious comedy “Glorious: The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the Worst Singer in the World.” Known as “the first lady of the sliding scale”, she warbled and screeched her way through the evening to an audience who mostly fell about with laughter. This is a special preview performance for the SLSG! No tickets are required, but you must reserve your spot Please reserve the A-D service with the SLSG office (814-238-238-0132 or office@slsg.org) by September 3rd.

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Fall Tour of the Penn State Arboretum
Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

Fall Tour of the Penn State Arboretum

  • H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens, PSU Arboretum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us at 10:00AM for a leisurely walk through the autumn glory of the beautiful gardens at the Penn State Arboretum. Tour the gardens with Master Gardeners and Audio Describers. Tickets are not required, but you must reserve your spot. Please reserve your space by contacting the SLSG office by email (office@slsg.org) or by phone (814-238-0132) by August 10th.

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The Book of Mormon (Thurs. Oct 10, 7:30 pm performance)
Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

The Book of Mormon (Thurs. Oct 10, 7:30 pm performance)

From the creators of “South Park,” “The Book of Mormons” is a Tony Award-winning, bawdy, irreverent, and heartfelt musical comedy about two missionaries sent to deepest, darkest Africa to spread the good word. Often referred to as “God’s favorite musical,” this hilarious masterpiece is a satirical examination of Mormon beliefs and practices that ultimately endorses the positive power of love and service. PLEASE NOTE: This show is so popular that the CPA is hosting SEVEN performances, but audio-description is available (if requested and reserved!) at the Thursday Oct. 10th evening show, and the Sunday, Oct 13th 2PM matinee ONLY. Tickets are required; phone Joi McKenzie at the CPA at 814-865-5011. Remember, to use the audio-description service, you MUST also contact the SLSG office by email (office@slsg.org) or by phone (814-238-0132) at least two weeks prior to the performance….Sept 26 for the Oct 10th show, or Sept 29 for the Oct 13th matinee.

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The Book of Mormon (Sunday Oct 13 Matinee Performance)
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

The Book of Mormon (Sunday Oct 13 Matinee Performance)

From the creators of “South Park,” “The Book of Mormons” is a Tony Award-winning, bawdy, irreverent, and heartfelt musical comedy about two missionaries sent to deepest, darkest Africa to spread the good word. Often referred to as “God’s favorite musical,” this hilarious masterpiece is a satirical examination of Mormon beliefs and practices that ultimately endorses the positive power of love and service. PLEASE NOTE: This show is so popular that the CPA is hosting SEVEN performances, but audio-description is available (if requested and reserved!) at the Thursday Oct. 10th evening show, and the Sunday, Oct 13th 2PM matinee ONLY. Tickets are required; phone Joi McKenzie at the CPA at 814-865-5011. Remember, to use the audio-description service, you MUST also contact the SLSG office by email (office@slsg.org) or by phone (814-238-0132) at least two weeks prior to the performance….Sept 26 for the Oct 10th show, or Sept 29 for the Oct 13th matinee.

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A Bronx Tale
Oct
30
7:30 PM19:30

A Bronx Tale

Called a combination between “The Jersey Boys” and “West Side Story,” this delightful, high-energy, streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, “A Bronx Tale” is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family. Contains adult language and mild violence. Tickets are required; phone Joi McKenzie at the CPA at 814-865-5011 for accessibility tickets. Remember, to use the audio-description service, you MUST also contact the SLSG office by email (office@slsg.org) or by phone (814-238-0132) by Oct. 16.


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Rent! The 20th Anniversary Tour
Nov
19
7:30 PM19:30

Rent! The 20th Anniversary Tour

The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning rock musical. “RENT!” returns to Eisenhower Auditorium. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Boheme, Rent follows a year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. Note: the show contains adult language and situations. Tickets are required; phone Joi McKenzie at the CPA at 814-865-5011 for accessibility tickets. Reservations are required to use the free AD service; contact the SLSG office (814-238-0132 or office@slsg.org) by November 5th.

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Jesus Christ Superstar (Musical)
Jun
22
2:00 PM14:00

Jesus Christ Superstar (Musical)

FUSE Productions presents Jesus Christ Superstar, a rock opera about the final days leading up to the Crucifixion of Christ, as seen through the eyes of of his betrayer, Judas Iscariot. The legendary score includes “I Don't Know How to Love Him,” “What’s the Buzz,” “Heaven on their Minds,” and “Superstar.” With lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and the talents of Fuse Productions, you won't want to miss this one!

Note: A-D service provided at the Saturday, June 22, matinee performance only. Tickets are available through FUSE (www.fuseproductions.org or phone (814)-380-8672; ask for reduced "student" price). Please reserve the A-D service through the SLSG office (814-238-0132 or office@slsg.org) by June 15 (note shortened reservation time due to late press time!) and be seated by 1:45 pm.

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Boal Museum Tour and Cookout
May
9
10:00 AM10:00

Boal Museum Tour and Cookout

Thursday, May 9, 2019: Boal Museum Tour and Cookout

For our May Second Thursdays meeting, don’t look for us at Mt Nittany Residences – we’ll be at the Columbus Chapel & Boal Mansion Museum in Boalsburg for a tour of this historical treasure in our own backyard. Afterwards, we’ll picnic on the Museum grounds. Our grill masters will serve up hamburgers and hot dogs with lots of yummy side dishes. Click here for more info.

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The King and I
Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

The King and I

THE KING AND I (MUSICAL): WEDNESDAY, MAR. 28, 7:30 PM, EISENHOWER AUDITORIUM.*

We hope we will be “Getting to Know You” as you enjoy one of Rodgers and Hammerstein's finest musicals., THE KING AND I. British schoolteacher Anna and the King of Siam sing and dance through an unconventional and tempestuous relationship in this breathtaking revival. Please reserve the A-D service by March 13.

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Beautiful, the Carole King Musical
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Beautiful, the Carole King Musical

BEAUTIFUL (Musical): Sunday, Feb. 24, 2 pm, Eisenhower Auditorium. With a stunning array of her hit songs, this Tony and Grammy Award-winning Carole King musical has thrilled Broadway with the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable journey from Brooklyn teenage songwriter to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Note: Audio-description service provided at the Sunday matinee only. Please reserve the A-D service by Feb. 10.

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Sunday in the Park with George
Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

Sunday in the Park with George

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (MUSICAL):THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 7:30PM, SCHWAB AUDITORIUM.

FUSE Productions presents the Sondheim musical inspired by the French pointillist painter George Seurat's painting. The main characters are Seurat, as he immerses himself deeply in painting his masterpiece, and his great-grandson, also named George, a conflicted and cynical contemporary artist. Note: Audio-description (A-D) service is for the Thursday performance only. Tickets are available through FUSE at www.fuseproductions.org or phone (814)-380-8672; ask for reduced "student" price. Please reserve the A-D service by Feb. 7.

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Me....Jane: The Dreams and Adventures of Young Jane Goodall
Feb
10
4:00 PM16:00

Me....Jane: The Dreams and Adventures of Young Jane Goodall

The Center for the the Performing Arts at Eisenhower Auditorium brings us “Me….Jane: The Dreams and Adventures of Young Jane Goodall”, a production of the Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour. An hour-long musical production based on a Caldecott Honor Book by Patrick McDonnell, this is the true story of the young Goodall, who as an adult scientist has spent more than half a century studying the social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees. This lively, inspiring show shares how Goodall believed in herself, lived her dreams, and made a difference in the world. Tickets are required. Please also reserve the AD service by January 27, 2019.

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Finding Neverland
Jan
23
7:30 PM19:30

Finding Neverland

The Center for the Performing Arts at Eisenhower Auditorium presents the heart-warming theatrical event, “Finding Neverland”. This uplifting Broadway musical tells the fascinating story of how Peter became Pan. Based on the Academy-winning film of the same name, it has been brought to extraordinary life by the team behind Shakespeare in LoveChicago and Pippin. Tickets are required. Please reserve the AD service by Jan. 9, 2019.

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The Nutcracker (Nittany Ballet)
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

The Nutcracker (Nittany Ballet)

The Nittany Ballet (Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania) presents the classic holiday ballet, “The Nutcracker.” Enter a magical world where toy soldiers come to life, snowflakes dance across the stage and a Sugar Plum Fairy guides a young girl on an adventure through the Land of the Sweets! Tickets are required. AD is available for the Sunday matinee performance only; please contact the SLSG office (email at office@slsg.org or phone 814-238-0132) to reserve the AD service by Nov. 25.

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Something Rotten!
Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30

Something Rotten!

The Center for the Performing Arts presents "Something Rotten",  an original musical comedy. Set in 1595, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to find success in the theatrical world, as they compete with the wild popularity of their contemporary William Shakespeare. They decide to combine his inspiration with song and dance to create the world’s first musical! Tickets are necessary; please reserve the AD service by October 24, 2018. Click for more information.

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Chess, Fuse Productions
Sep
15
7:30 PM19:30

Chess, Fuse Productions

FUSE Productions presents Chess, a “Cold-War Rock Musical” by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus of ABBA, and Tim Rice. An ill-mannered American grand-master and an intense Soviet champion form a love triangle with a woman who manages one man, while falling in love with the other. Note: A-D service is for the Sept 15 performance only. Tickets are available through FUSE at www.fuseproductions.org or phone (814)-380-8672; ask for reduced "student" price. Please reserve the A-D service by Sept 1.

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Musical), Fuse Productions
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Musical), Fuse Productions

FUSE Productions presents the musical based on Victor Hugo’s intriguing novel. The story follows Quasimodo, a deformed man forced to remain inside the Notre Dame cathedral for his entire life, until meeting the beautiful Esmeralda. A-D service at the Saturday, June 23 matinee performance only. Tickets are available through FUSE (www.fuseproductions.org/hunchback, or phone 814-380-8672; ask for reduced ”student” price). Please reserve the A-D service with the SLSG office (814-238-238-0132 or office@slsg.org) by June 10, and please be seated in Schwab Auditorium by 1:45 pm.

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Gallery Tour: Plastic Entanglements, Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials
May
30
2:00 PM14:00

Gallery Tour: Plastic Entanglements, Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials

The artworks in Plastic Entanglements invite us to contemplate the past, present, and future of plastic. Join us for a special event for the visually impaired at the Palmer Museum of Art as we explore this spectacular exhibit with special tactile presentations. Admission is free, reservations are not necessary, but notification to the SLSG office by phone (814-238-0132) or email (office@slsg.org) if you plan on attending would be appreciated.

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Spring 2018 Audio Described Garden Tour
May
15
10:00 AM10:00

Spring 2018 Audio Described Garden Tour

  • H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens, PSU Arboretum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us as we explore the glorious springtime floral displays at the botanic gardens! Master Gardeners and the Centre Crest Gardening Club will lead the way. We will meet at the main parkng area entrance of the gardens (corner of Park Avenue and Bigler Rd) at 9:50 AM. The tour is free and open to all, but please notify the SLSG office by email at office@slsg.org or by phoning (814)-238-0132 by May 1 if you plan to attend.

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Once Upon a Mattress, SCAHS Thespians
Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

Once Upon a Mattress, SCAHS Thespians

  • Playhouse Theatre, PSU School of Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The State High Thespians present this hilarious musical version of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea." Please reserve the AD service by April 2. Due to construction at the high school the performance will be held at the Playhouse Theatre on the PSU campus. Click for more info.

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Mummenschanz: You and Me
Apr
8
4:00 PM16:00

Mummenschanz: You and Me

By creating a playful yet compelling experience through the inventive use of shadow, light, and creative manipulation of objects, the Swiss-based visual theatre troupe Mummenschanz offers timeless insight on the human condition. The result is a visually stunning spectacle that transcends cultural barriers and sparks the imagination. 

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Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage
Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage

Dirty Dancing is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. This smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” Tickets are required. Reserve the AD service by March 8. CPA of PSU at Eisenhower Auditorium. Click for more info.

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Dorrance Dance, ETM: Double Down
Feb
27
7:30 PM19:30

Dorrance Dance, ETM: Double Down

Dorrance Dance is an award-winning tap dance company that aims to honor tap dance’s uniquely beautiful history in a new, dynamic, and compelling context. ETM: Double Down uses electronic tap boards. The stage, in effect, becomes a musical instrument. Tickets are required, reserve the AD service by Feb 13, CPA, Eisenhower Auditorium, PSU.  click for more info.

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Merrily We Roll Along, FUSE Productions
Feb
23
7:30 PM19:30

Merrily We Roll Along, FUSE Productions

FUSE Productions presents Sondheims's semi-autobiographical musical, Merrily We Roll Along, an uplifting Broadway style musical that turns back the clock on friendship, compromise, and the high price of success. Tickets are required (online or phone 814-380-8672, ask for reduced "student" price), reserve the AD service by Feb 9 (email or phone 814-238-0132). Note: AD at the Friday, Feb 23 performance only. Schwab Auditorium. . Click for more info.

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CINDERELLA, Rodgers and Hammerstein's
Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

CINDERELLA, Rodgers and Hammerstein's

The Centre for the Performing Arts at PSU presents the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, Cinderella. Adapted for the stage with enchanting music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, this magical fairy tale will make your heart soar when the slipper fits. Tickets required, reserve the AD service by Feb 7, click for more info.

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A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

AD CANCELLED!!! Audio description will not be available for this show, due to a lack of request.

When the black sheep of the family finds out he is ninth in line to inherit a dukedom, he decides to eliminate the other eight heirs that stand in his way, in the musical comedy, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Eisenhower Auditorium.

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Fun Home, the Musical
Sep
22
7:30 PM19:30

Fun Home, the Musical

Fuse Productions presents FUN HOME, winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Musical based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. This groundbreaking production introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family that connect with her in surprising new ways. “Heart-gripping and cathartic, FUN HOME  occupies the place where we all grew up” (The New York Times). MORE INFO

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CANCELLED!!!!   Looking
Aug
25
7:30 PM19:30

CANCELLED!!!! Looking

CANCELLED!!!!!  The Nittany Theatre at the Boal Barn presents Norm Foster's romantic comedy about four lovable losers looking for love in all the wrong places. No ticket is necessary, however, you must contact the SLSG office by July 31 to reserve your seat and the AD service. Please arrive by 7 pm for equipment and to listen to important  pre-show notes. 

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CANCELLED!!!!  Man of La Mancha
Jul
17
7:30 PM19:30

CANCELLED!!!! Man of La Mancha

CANCELLED!!!!! 

IMPORTANT: AUDIO DESCRIPTION of MAN OF LA MANCHA has been CANCELLED!!! Due to circumstances beyond our control at the Nitany Theatre at the Barn, we will be unable to audio describe Man of La Mancha tomorrow (Monday) evening. We are sincerely disappointed ourselves, and apologize for the unforeseen cancellation.

Come dream the impossible dream with the Nittany Theatre at the Boal Barn as they present La Man of La Mancha. Recount the legend of wannabe knight Don Quixote and his trusty sidekick Sancho as they embark on a journey full of laughter, love and unruly windmills. The Nittany Theatre is graciously allowing us to AD their final dress rehearsal, so no ticket is necessary. You must contact the SLSG office by July 3, however, to reserve your seat and the AD service. Please arrive at the Boal Barn by 7 pm to receive equipment and to listen to important and informative pre-show notes.

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Camelot, the Musical
Jun
25
2:00 PM14:00

Camelot, the Musical

Fuse Productions presents Lerner and Loewe's lovely musical, Camelot. Young King Arthur hopes to create an idyllic kingdom guided by honor and righteousness, embodied by his Knights of the Round Table. But Arthur’s perfect world is an illusion; his wife Guinevere secretly loves the handsome and noble knight, Lancelot. With enchantment, pageantry, and glorious melodies, Lerner and Loewe’s classic won’t “Let it be forgot / That once there was a spot / For one brief shining moment that was know as Camelot.”

Please reserve the AD service by June 11. Tickets are required (ask for the discounted price) and are obtained online or by calling (814) 380-8672.  Please arrive at Schwab Auditorium by 1:30 pm to receive equipment and listen to informative pre-show notes.

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Spikes Baseball Opening Night
Jun
19
7:05 PM19:05

Spikes Baseball Opening Night

Join us for the State College Spikes Opening Night! We are getting a block of tickets in the accessible seating section where you'll get a better view! Tickets are $10. Join us as we root for the home team, sample the stadium food, and enjoy the fireworks after the game. Please call the office immediately  (814-238-0132) or email so we can add you to the block of tickets. Click the photo for more info. Note: The first pitch is thrown at 7:05 pm, but you will want to arrive earlier to join in the fun! Ending time of 11 pm is an approximation!

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Arboretum Tour
Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

Arboretum Tour

  • H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens at the PSU Arboretum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The ever-popular exuberant Master Gardeners will be joining our audio describers, leading us through the colorful gardens of the PSU Arboretum. In addition to the early summer blooms, there is much to be explored along the wide, paved paths of the Kathryn Bower Smith Strolling Garden, the Pollinators' Garden, and in the limestone cave, kaleidoscopes, and more at the Childhood's Gate Children's Garden . We will be leaving from the main parking area entrance promptly at 10 am. The tour is free and open to all, but please notify the SLSG office by email at office@slsg.org or by phoning 814-238-0132 if you plan on attending.

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