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February 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Relax. Play. Shop. Stay.
Experience the cool vibe of downtown State College during our monthly First Friday events. A casual atmosphere features art, people-watching, mingling with friends, shopping, and dining at the diverse and delectable State College restaurants. First Friday goers will experience after-hours access to galleries and shops, free bites and beverages, live music and entertainment, retail and restaurant specials, and more. And there’s free parking in the Pugh, Fraser and Beaver garages with validations from participating merchants. Visit FirstFridayStateCollege.com for all the details.
Opening Reception for Artists Take A Stand 2
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Join Art Alliance Gallery Downtown for the opening reception of their February show “Artists Take a Stand 2” during First Friday from 5-8 pm! At 6:30 pm enjoy a special gallery talk facilitated by Steven Getz & Carol Ann Simon Cillo.
Make America Green Again: Green Homes and Communities at New Leaf Initiative
6:30 to 7:30 pm
FREE to the public. Information and Discussion about making homes and communities more sustainable through the use of GREEN technologies and strategies. Money saving approaches that are good for the environment and your health. Audience participation encouraged but not required.
Light refreshments will be served.
Hosted by Scot Chambers, Realtor, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/GSA Realty
The Work of Stuart Frost at The Expect More Store
The Expect More Store presents the work of the late artist Stuart Frost during First Friday! Stop by to view his original drawings and enjoy cheeses, wine, and beer.
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Visit Appalachian Outdoors for refreshments and vendor presentations while you shop for your next outdoor adventure! Vendors that will be involved especially for First Friday include: Skydive Happy Valley, ABC Chiropractic, Bell Well Assoicates, Kid Tech, and NitaNee Kombucha.
SCASD ‘Create For A Cause’ at The Makery
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Join the State High National Art Honor Society for a night of art at The Makery! All ages are welcome and there will be a variety of mediums to experiment with, such as: card making, marbling, gouache painting, and watercolor painting. Other student-led activities include face painting, henna tattoos, finger painting, and sumi painting.
The cost is $10 per participant. Proceeds from the event will go towards Mother’s Mercy Children’s Center in Arusha, Tanzania and the SCASD NAHS. Click here to register/donate.
Foxtrot & Swing Workshop
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Join Caitlin Osborne and Central Pennsylvania Dance Workshop for a short and sweet lesson in partner dancing. Just in time for Valentine’s Day (and with plenty of time to spare to prepare for the summer wedding season), Caitlin will teach you just enough East Coast swing and foxtrot to get you comfortable on the dance floor. These two styles are the perfect pair: one classic, the other peppy, and both full of fun. Bring a partner, a friend, or come on your own. Dances are taught with “lead” and “follow” parts, so same gender pairs are more than welcome.
Cost is $15/person, $10/students, and $8/Current CPDW Students.
**Please either bring dance-specific shoes to change into or plan to dance in socks or bare feet. To protect our dance floor, we can not allow street shoes (the shoes you wear to walk in the door) to be worn.**
Thymes for Valentine Gift Giving at Kitchen Kaboodle
February 1 @ 10:00 am – February 3 @ 4:00 pm
Stop in at Kitchen Kaboodle and enjoy 15% off any and all Thymes candles, home, bath and body fragrances! Year after year, Thymes is a favorite Valentine’s Day gift!