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First Thursday State College will continue its celebration of the arts on December 3rd with exhibits, performances, and activities at locations throughout downtown State College and the Penn State campus. Participants will be identified by posters on the sidewalk outside the event venue. Unless otherwise noted, admission to all First Thursday events is free and open to the public.

Funding for First Thursday has been generously provided by the Knight Foundation Fund of the Centre County Community Foundation.

Parking is free every evening at the street meters after 6:00 pm, every Thursday after 6:00 pm at the parking lots located on Fraser Street and Beaver Avenue and Allen Street (across from Municipal Building), and the McAllister parking deck. Parking is NOT FREE in the Fraser, Beaver and Pugh Street Garages.

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State College, November 13, 2009 — First Thursday State College will celebrate the arts on December 3rd 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 the 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 December 3rd includes:

Appalachian Outdoors

7 pm: Join us for an informative hour discussing Cross Country Skiing in our area.  Find out where to go, what to wear and what equipment to use.  Please bring your questions and experiences to share with the group.  No registration required. — 123 South Allen Street.

Christian Science Reading Room

5:30–7:30 pm: Explore the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures on the topic "You are never alone." Also join the discussion/study group Tuesdays at 12:15 pm, brown bag lunch — 218 South Allen Street.

Creative Oasis

4–7 pm: Demonstrations of wheel pottery. See an artist in action and try your hand at throwing on one of our wheels!  Light refreshments will be served — 133 East Beaver Avenue.

Jezebel’s Boutique

5–8 pm: Men's Night! Enjoy appetizers, beverages and sign up for door prizes from Appalachian Outdoors and Otto’s Brew Pub while we wrap your purchase.  How much easier can it get? — 366 East College Avenue.

Kitchen Kaboodle

4–8 pm: American Spoon Tasting – Enjoy delicious relishes, preserves, salsas, and, fruit butters created and made in Michigan. The Perfect Hostess gifts for the holidays — 104 West Beaver Avenue.

Palmer Museum

7:00 pm: First Thursday Open Draw - Join Jennifer Dowlin Kelly, instructor of art, for a discussion of Leaded: The Materiality and Metamorphosis of Graphite, followed by drawing exercises and sketching in the galleries. Materials will be provided, and no experience is necessary! Parking is free during First Thursday at the Yellow E lot off of Curtin Road across from the museum.

Penn State School of Music

8 pm: Inner and Outer Dimensions in Jazz — Esber Recital Hall.

Reflections

5–7 pm: Pair and taste chocolates and wines—dry reds to fruit wines—and see an artist decorating glasses for the holidays — 236 East Calder Avenue.

Schlow Centre Region Library

7:00 pm: Penn State Thespians perform the children’s show “Madeline” — 211 South Allen Street.

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Parking is free on First Thursday after 6 pm at all municipal street meters, the parking lots on Fraser Street and on Beaver Avenue and in 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.

For more information on First Thursday State College, contact Katie O’Toole at 238-1126.