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West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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September 2019

CANCELED: Music of Erwin Chandler, Reading Composer

September 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Solo Instruments with piano accompaniment. Lebanon Valley College Music Faculty Tom Strohman, Alto Sax Beverly Butts, Clarinet Eric Fung, Piano Dorinne Bilger, Piano Paul Breidenstine, Trumpet Erwin Chandler, French Horn FREE Admission, Donation accepted and appreciated.

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Jazz On The Avenue: An Evening of Jazz Standards, Lars Potteiger New York Trio

September 27 @ 7:00 pm
Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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$15

Celebrate music at Yocum Institute for Arts Education with Jazz on the Avenue

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Hansel & Gretel, A Fairy Tale Opera, Produced in partnership with Berks Opera Company

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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Produced in partnership with Berks Opera Company Composer: Engelbert Humperdinck This fully staged production, with live music and a colorful set, is loosely based on Grimm’s fairy tale, a tale of mischievous children who stumble upon a not-so-nice witch in a candy cottage. Advance Purchase: $10 Students Ages 3+ / Seniors Ages 60+ $12 General At the door all tickets $15 Tickets: yocumartsevents.ticketleap.com/primarystages-productions-hansel--gretel-a-fairytale-opera/

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Hansel & Gretel, A Fairy Tale Opera, Produced in partnership with Berks Opera Company

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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Produced in partnership with Berks Opera Company Composer: Engelbert Humperdinck This fully staged production, with live music and a colorful set, is loosely based on Grimm’s fairy tale, a tale of mischievous children who stumble upon a not-so-nice witch in a candy cottage. Advance Purchase: $10 Students Ages 3+ / Seniors Ages 60+ $12 General At the door all tickets $15 Tickets: yocumartsevents.ticketleap.com/primarystages-productions-hansel--gretel-a-fairytale-opera/

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Hansel & Gretel, A Fairy Tale Opera, Produced in partnership with Berks Opera Company

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on September 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on September 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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Produced in partnership with Berks Opera Company Composer: Engelbert Humperdinck This fully staged production, with live music and a colorful set, is loosely based on Grimm’s fairy tale, a tale of mischievous children who stumble upon a not-so-nice witch in a candy cottage. Advance Purchase: $10 Students Ages 3+ / Seniors Ages 60+ $12 General At the door all tickets $15 Tickets: yocumartsevents.ticketleap.com/primarystages-productions-hansel--gretel-a-fairytale-opera/

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October 2019

Music Educators of Berks County – Professional Development Workshops

October 14 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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General Schedule 7:30 AM Sign-in, Light Refreshments 8:00 AM Welcome 8:30 AM Session 1 10:00 AM Session 2 11:20 AM Lunch on Your Own 12:40 PM Session 3 2:00 PM Round Table and Common Planning 3:00 PM End of Day Download Agenda/Information Sheet

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Jazz On The Avenue: Celebrating Dave Brubeck’s Centennial, Eric Mintel Quartet

October 18 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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$20

Come celebrate music at Yocum Institute for Arts Education with this exciting monthly series – Jazz on the Avenue. With exceptional performers, an acoustically astounding and intimate space, the concert experience at the Yocum Institute is like no other. Musicians: Celebrating Dave Brubeck’s Centennial, Eric Mintel Quartet featuring Nelson Hill, Jack Hegyi, and Dave Mohn Two performances at the White House by invitation of President’s Bill Clinton (1998) and Barack Obama (2011), several concerts at the Kennedy Center, a special concert…

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Poe’s Unhappy Hour, Interactive storytelling of the works of Edgar Allan Poe

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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Poe’s Unhappy Hour, Interactive storytelling of the works of Edgar Allan Poe Created by Karyn Reppert You are cordially invited to visit the parlor of Mrs. Maria Clemm to enjoy an hour of entertainment and camaraderie. Mrs. Clemm is delighted that her dear nephew and son in law, the remarkable Edgar Allan Poe, has offered to share a recitation of some of his most remarkable works, including his ever popular poem “The Raven”. Please join Mrs. Clemm, Mr. Poe and a…

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November 2019

2019 Coggins Award: Michele Byrne Exhibition

November 2 - November 30
Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony November 2nd 5:30-8:00PM, Awards Ceremony, 6:45PM You’re invited to join us as we celebrate the work of Michele Byrne. Heavy Hors d’oeuvres and Wine will be served. TICKETS: $50 for Members | $55 for Non-Members For tickets visit YocumArtsEvents.ticketleap.com/2019CogginsAward or call 610.376.1576 Place a congratulatory ad in the program. 5”x8”-Full Page: $125, 5”x4”-Half Page: $75, 5”x2”-Quarter Page: $50 Questions or to submit ad, email info@YocumInstitute.org or call 610.376.1576. Ad deadline is November 15, 2019.  …

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Carnival of the Animals, A Celebration in Poetry and Music

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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Produced in partnership with Reading Philharmonic Orchestra Composer: Camille Saint-Saëns Staged by Beverly Houck Poetry by Ogden Nash and Children of Berks County This musical delight takes the audience face to face with the animal kingdom. Puppetry and Poetry combine for family audiences. 60 minute concert featuring selections from Carnival of the Animals performed by the Reading Philharmonic Orchestra, a 45 person orchestra. Set your price, donations gratefully appreciated. Online minimum is $3.00. Tickets: yocumartsevents.ticketleap.com/carnival-of-the-animals/

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Young Performers Series: Rainbow Fish, The Musical

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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Young Performers Series: Rainbow Fish, The Musical Book, Music & Lyrics by Austin Zumbro Adapted from the book by Marcus Pfister Everybody loves the international bestseller and award-winning book,The Rainbow Fish, with its wonderful message of friendship and belonging. Join us in a magical, colorful world of the deep blue sea brought to life by our young performers onstage! When Rainbow Fish refuses to share their vibrant, shimmering scales, the whole ocean seems to turn against the vain creature. Unhappy…

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Jazz On The Avenue: Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool Tribute

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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$20

Come celebrate music at Yocum Institute for Arts Education with this exciting monthly series – Jazz on the Avenue. With exceptional performers, an acoustically astounding and intimate space, the concert experience at the Yocum Institute is like no other. Musicians: Music from Landmark Jazz Album, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool Tribute featuring Mike Eben, Ken Kemmerer, Chris Heslop, Marty Mellinger, Dave Lazorcik, Bob Meashey, Steve Meashey, Bill Smith,  Al Stokes, and Rob Diener. Birth of the Cool is a compilation album…

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Young Performers Series: Rainbow Fish, The Musical

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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Young Performers Series: Rainbow Fish, The Musical Book, Music & Lyrics by Austin Zumbro Adapted from the book by Marcus Pfister Everybody loves the international bestseller and award-winning book,The Rainbow Fish, with its wonderful message of friendship and belonging. Join us in a magical, colorful world of the deep blue sea brought to life by our young performers onstage! When Rainbow Fish refuses to share their vibrant, shimmering scales, the whole ocean seems to turn against the vain creature. Unhappy…

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Young Performers Series: Rainbow Fish, The Musical

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on November 16, 2019 at 11:00 am

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Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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Young Performers Series: Rainbow Fish, The Musical Book, Music & Lyrics by Austin Zumbro Adapted from the book by Marcus Pfister Everybody loves the international bestseller and award-winning book,The Rainbow Fish, with its wonderful message of friendship and belonging. Join us in a magical, colorful world of the deep blue sea brought to life by our young performers onstage! When Rainbow Fish refuses to share their vibrant, shimmering scales, the whole ocean seems to turn against the vain creature. Unhappy…

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December 2019

Holiday Exhibit Open House

December 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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Holiday Exhibit

December 7, 2019 - January 18, 2020
Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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A Christmas Carol

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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A Christmas Carol Based on the work of Charles Dickens Reimagined and Directed by Jody Reppert Featuring Celebrities from the Greater Berks Community "Bah Humbug!" That's how Ebenezer Scrooge feels about Christmas - until the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future decide to show the crotchety old miser the error of his ways. Together they travel through time, revisiting all the people who have played an important role in Scrooge's life. And as their journey concludes, Scrooge is reminded…

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A Christmas Carol

December 13 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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A Christmas Carol Based on the work of Charles Dickens Reimagined and Directed by Jody Reppert Featuring Celebrities from the Greater Berks Community "Bah Humbug!" That's how Ebenezer Scrooge feels about Christmas - until the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future decide to show the crotchety old miser the error of his ways. Together they travel through time, revisiting all the people who have played an important role in Scrooge's life. And as their journey concludes, Scrooge is reminded…

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A Christmas Carol

December 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on December 13, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on December 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 14, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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A Christmas Carol Based on the work of Charles Dickens Reimagined and Directed by Jody Reppert Featuring Celebrities from the Greater Berks Community "Bah Humbug!" That's how Ebenezer Scrooge feels about Christmas - until the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future decide to show the crotchety old miser the error of his ways. Together they travel through time, revisiting all the people who have played an important role in Scrooge's life. And as their journey concludes, Scrooge is reminded…

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A Christmas Carol

December 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on December 13, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on December 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 14, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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A Christmas Carol Based on the work of Charles Dickens Reimagined and Directed by Jody Reppert Featuring Celebrities from the Greater Berks Community "Bah Humbug!" That's how Ebenezer Scrooge feels about Christmas - until the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future decide to show the crotchety old miser the error of his ways. Together they travel through time, revisiting all the people who have played an important role in Scrooge's life. And as their journey concludes, Scrooge is reminded…

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Jazz On The Avenue: The Hot Club of Reading

December 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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$15

Come celebrate music at Yocum Institute for Arts Education with this exciting monthly series – Jazz on the Avenue. With exceptional performers, an acoustically astounding and intimate space, the concert experience at the Yocum Institute is like no other. Musicians: Swinging Holiday Show, The Hot Club of Reading featuring Josh Taylor, Ken Gehret, Chris Heslop, Trey LaRue, and Josiah Taylor Part 1920s New Orleans, part 1930s Paris, the Hot Club of Reading combines Gypsy jazz with hot jazz to create an…

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January 2020

Play Me a Story: Click, Clack, Moo, Cows that Type

January 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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Experience the Fun and Magic of Play Me a Story on select Saturday Mornings at 10:00am at the Yocum Institute! Children young and old are invited to join us as we bring to life the story Click, Clack, Moo, Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin. This read-aloud interactive story-time will be filled with on theme songs and activities. Set your price, donations gratefully appreciated. Online minimum is $3.00. Tickets: yocumartsevents.ticketleap.com/play-me-a-story-click-clack-moo-cows-that-type/

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Annual Jr/Sr High Art Exhibit

January 26, 2020 - February 9, 2020
Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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February 2020

Play Me A Story: Goodnight Moon

February 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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Experience the Fun and Magic of Play Me a Story on select Saturday Mornings at 10:00am at the Yocum Institute! Children young and old are invited to join us as we bring to life the story Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. This read-aloud interactive story-time will be filled with on theme songs and activities. Set your price, donations gratefully appreciated. Online minimum is $3.00.

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Berks Art Alliance Exhibit

February 16, 2020 - March 15, 2020
Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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March 2020

No Good Things Dwell in the Flesh

March 5, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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No Good Things Dwell in the Flesh By Christina Masciotti Directed by Alice Reagan Set in a tailor shop in Queens, NO GOOD THINGS DWELL IN THE FLESH is a new play about a Russian master tailor whose skill and perfectionism have amassed a clientele she can no longer sustain on her own. She enlists the help of a protégé who is talented, but also conflicted about putting her personal ambition ahead of settling down to start a family. The…

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No Good Things Dwell in the Flesh

March 6, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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No Good Things Dwell in the Flesh By Christina Masciotti Directed by Alice Reagan Set in a tailor shop in Queens, NO GOOD THINGS DWELL IN THE FLESH is a new play about a Russian master tailor whose skill and perfectionism have amassed a clientele she can no longer sustain on her own. She enlists the help of a protégé who is talented, but also conflicted about putting her personal ambition ahead of settling down to start a family. The…

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No Good Things Dwell in the Flesh

March 7, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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No Good Things Dwell in the Flesh By Christina Masciotti Directed by Alice Reagan Set in a tailor shop in Queens, NO GOOD THINGS DWELL IN THE FLESH is a new play about a Russian master tailor whose skill and perfectionism have amassed a clientele she can no longer sustain on her own. She enlists the help of a protégé who is talented, but also conflicted about putting her personal ambition ahead of settling down to start a family. The…

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Play Me a Story: Dragons Love Tacos

March 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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Experience the Fun and Magic of Play Me a Story on select Saturday Mornings at 10:00am at the Yocum Institute! Children young and old are invited to join us as we bring to life the story Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin. This read-aloud interactive story-time will be filled with on theme songs and activities. Set your price, donations gratefully appreciated. Online minimum is $3.00. Tickets: yocumartsevents.ticketleap.com/dragons-love-tacos/

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The Place I Call Home (Multi Media) Jon Bond, Dave Kline Exhibit

March 22, 2020 - April 25, 2020
Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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April 2020

PrimaryStages Productions: Animal Dance

April 4, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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PrimaryStages Productions: Animal Dance By Ann Carlson Director Beverly Houck What do kids (baby goats) and kids (not-so-baby people) have in common? Animal Dance will answer these questions with the help of some curious goats and their animal buddies. It’s a story of the similarities we share with our animal friends in the quest for self-expression and ultimately, understanding. So stomp your hooves, clap your paws and expect the unexpected. $10 in advance students ages 3+/ seniors ages 60+/ members…

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PrimaryStages Productions: Animal Dance

April 4, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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PrimaryStages Productions: Animal Dance By Ann Carlson Director Beverly Houck What do kids (baby goats) and kids (not-so-baby people) have in common? Animal Dance will answer these questions with the help of some curious goats and their animal buddies. It’s a story of the similarities we share with our animal friends in the quest for self-expression and ultimately, understanding. So stomp your hooves, clap your paws and expect the unexpected. $10 in advance students ages 3+/ seniors ages 60+/ members…

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PrimaryStages Productions: Animal Dance

April 5, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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PrimaryStages Productions: Animal Dance By Ann Carlson Director Beverly Houck What do kids (baby goats) and kids (not-so-baby people) have in common? Animal Dance will answer these questions with the help of some curious goats and their animal buddies. It’s a story of the similarities we share with our animal friends in the quest for self-expression and ultimately, understanding. So stomp your hooves, clap your paws and expect the unexpected. $10 in advance students ages 3+/ seniors ages 60+/ members…

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PrimaryStages Productions: Animal Dance

April 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on April 11, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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PrimaryStages Productions: Animal Dance By Ann Carlson Director Beverly Houck What do kids (baby goats) and kids (not-so-baby people) have in common? Animal Dance will answer these questions with the help of some curious goats and their animal buddies. It’s a story of the similarities we share with our animal friends in the quest for self-expression and ultimately, understanding. So stomp your hooves, clap your paws and expect the unexpected. $10 in advance students ages 3+/ seniors ages 60+/ members…

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May 2020

Preschool Art Exhibit

May 1, 2020 - May 16, 2020
Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609 United States
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