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Friday, May 29, 2015
Saint Vincent Summer Theatre-2015
Organization: Saint Vincent College
Description: Saint Vincent Summer Theatre promises a summer of love, laughter and lifeís lessons with the announcement of its 47th summer season opening May 28.

The season will begin with the smash off-Broadway musical, The Marvelous Wonderettes, written and created by Roger Bean, which runs from Thursday, May 28, to Sunday, June 14. Mitch Albomís Tuesdays with Morrie, based on the best-selling book by Albom, will be the second show. Itís a touching, life-affirming and deeply emotional drama with a generous dose of humor. It runs from Thursday, June 18, to Friday, July 3. Into the Woods, a popular musical that has many memorable songs, quotes and moments for all ages will be the third production of the season playing from Thursday, July 9, to Sunday, July 26. Saint Vincent will close its summer season with the hilarious farce, Moon Over Buffalo, by Ken Ludwig. It runs from Thursday, July 30, to Sunday, Aug. 16. New Saint Vincent Summer Theatre artistic director, Greggory Brandt, will direct all four productions.

Saint Vincent Summer Theatre patrons are asked to make ticket reservations in advance because seats are reserved at all performances (except Thursday evening preview shows, which are general admission). Reservations may be made by mailing or emailing ( preferred dates prior to Monday, May 18, or by calling the theatre box office starting Monday, May 18, until Sunday, Aug. 16.

Beginning May 1, patrons may also make reservations online at A credit card is required for online reservations, and such reservations are transferable, but non-refundable.

Individual tickets are $10 for preview performances on Thursdays, $19 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings, $22 on Friday and Saturday evenings and $16 for matinees. Special theatre party group rates apply to groups of 20 guests or more. Senior citizens, 62 or older, are eligible for a $2 discount upon request on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings only. Special subscription plans are also available through Saturday, June 27. In addition, student tickets are available for $10 for any seat, any performance.

Saint Vincent Summer Theatre performances are all scheduled in the comfortable, air-conditioned Performing Arts Center of the Robert S. Carey Student Center on the Saint Vincent College campus. Additional matinee performances are available, and free van shuttle services are provided to and from the spacious and convenient parking areas adjacent to the Saint Vincent Basilica.

Saint Vincent Summer Theatre will continue to feature its well-known cabaret, the special after-the-show party to which all theatre patrons are invited. Saint Vincent students serve popcorn, hot dogs and beverages after the production and also provide entertainment. The cabaret is open after all performances except Thursday preview shows and selected matinees. Theatre officials encourage donations if patrons enjoy themselves at the after-the-show gathering.

The 26th annual Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Gala will be held Friday, July 10, featuring a festive evening of gourmet food and entertainment. To receive an invitation or obtain further details, contact 724-805-2901. All proceeds benefit the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre.

A free brochure is available by emailing Brandt at prior to May 18 or calling the Saint Vincent Theatre box office at 724-537-8900 after May 18.

Location: Robert S. Carey Student Center at SVC, Latrobe

Registration is required

Contact information:
Contact: Saint Vincent Theatre Box Office
Phone: (724) 537-8900

Family Story Time
Organization: Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve
Description: A free family program for all ages, which includes reading a story together in the barn and exploring the grounds while completing a scavenger hunt at your own pace.

Location: Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve, Latrobe
Time(s):  10:30 AM

Contact information:

Indoor Flea Market
Organization: St. John the Evangelist Church
Description: An indoor flea market and bake sale will be held to benefit the church building fund. Other food items, including pierogis, kielbasa, halupki, hot dogs and beverages, will be available for sale.

Location: 306 St. John Drive, Latrobe
Time(s):  4:00 PM

Contact information:
Phone: (724) 537-8909

A Sense of Wonder: The Nature Writing of Rachel Carson
Organization: Saint Vincent College
Description: Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery at Saint Vincent College will present an exhibit, A Sense of Wonder: The Nature Writing of Rachel Carson, from Friday, May 29 to Friday, Sept. 4.

An opening reception is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 29.

Exhibit hours are 12 noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and at other times by appointment.

This exhibit explores artistic nature themes woven into coverlets and the life and legacy of Rachel Carson, the biologist, writer and environmentalist originally from the Pittsburgh area.

The exhibit will pair 24 antique coverlets with stories of Carsonís life and quotes of her writing. Each coverlet on display will feature nature motifs, including a variety of flowers, trees, birds and rural scenes.

Also on exhibit will be early editions of Carsonís books and other artifacts from the libraries of Chatham University and Seton Hill University.

Throughout the summer, the McCarl Coverlet Gallery will partner with a number of organizations to present educational public programs in conjunction with the exhibit. On Monday, July 13, from 6 to 8 p.m., Dr. Robert K. Musil, the president of the Rachel Carson Council, will hold a lecture and book signing for his book, Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped Americaís Environment. Other planned events include a show and tell of Pennsylvania wildlife presented by Powdermill Nature Reserve, family activity days with Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve and a lecture on Fred Rogers and the environment presented by the Fred M. Rogers Center.

For further details, visit the McCarl Coverlet Galleryís website,, or call 724-805-2188.

Location: Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery at SVC, Latrobe
Time(s):  6:00 PM

Contact information:
Contact: McCarl Coverlet Gallery
Phone: (724) 805-2569

Grand Opening of the Derry Area Veteran's Memorial
Organization: Derry Township
Description: The grand opening will be held in conjunction with the first concert in the summer concert series. The opening is free and open to the public. Veterans and their families are invited to attend and will be special guests. The program will include guest speakers, music provided by the Derry Area music department and the official opening of the memorial.

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a beautiful evening of music, patriotism and pride as we honor our veterans in a special and permanent way.

Location: Derry Area Amphitheater, Near Grandview Elementary School
Time(s):  7:00 PM

Summer Concerts - 2015
Organization: Derry Area School District
Description: The Derry Area School District Amphitheatre Summer Concerts will be held at 7 p.m. There is no charge but 50/50 tickets will be sold, and refreshments will be available. Donations are accepted. In case of rain, the concerts will be held at Grandview Elementary School in the all-purpose room.

Location: Derry Area Shool District Amphitheater, Derry
Time(s):  7:00 PM

Movie Night - 2015
Organization: Keystone State Park
Description: Bring the entire family for free Movie Night at the Park! Bring your blankets, chairs, drinks and popcorn. Make sure you dress for the weather; movies will NOT be shown in inclement weather.

All movies are PG-13 or less and will be shown following sunset. Movies are provided by Family Video in Latrobe.

May 22 - Heaven Is for Real
May 29 - RV
June 5 - The Blind Side
June 12 - Mr. Peabody and Sherman
June 19 - God's Not Dead
June 26- Earth to Echo
July 3- Rio 2
July 10- Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
July 17- Dolphin Tale 2
July 24- Monsters vs. Aliens
July 31-How to Train Your Dragon 2
August 7- Mr. Poppers Penguins
August 14- Alvin and the Chipmunks
August 21- Here Comes the Boom
August 28- Penguins of Madagascar
Sept. 4-Annie

Location: Beach House Area at Keystone State Park, Derry
Time(s):  8:30 PM

Contact information:
Contact: Park Office
Phone: (724) 668-2939

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