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September 2014 Events

Sep 19, 2014 04:31PM, Published by Erica Shames, Categories: Travel, Arts+Entertainment


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Evie Shockley to Give Poetry Reading September 16, 2014
By Kathryn Kopchik

Poet Evie Shockley will give a reading of her poetry Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Stadler Center for Poetry, Bucknell Hall. The reading will be followed by a book signing. Both events are free and open to the public.
Shockley is the author of two books of poetry — the new black (Wesleyan), winner of the 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Poetry, and a half-red sea (Carolina Wren Press) — and a critical study, Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry (Iowa).
Her work appears widely in journals and anthologies, including The Account, The Black Scholar, BOMBlog, Boston Review, Contemporary Literature, Feminist Formations, FENCE, Jacket2, Tin House, Waxwing, and The Cambridge Companion to Modern American Poetry.
An Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University, Shockley is serving as creative editor on the Feminist Studies editorial collective.
A Cave Canem graduate fellow, Shockley received the 2012 Holmes National Poetry Prize. Her work has been supported with fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and residencies at Hedgebrook, MacDowell, and the Millay Colony for the Arts.
Two of her poems were displayed in the Biko 30/30 exhibit, a commemoration of the life and work of anti-apartheid activist Steven Biko, which toured South Africa in 2007.
Born and raised in Nashville, Tenn., she graduated from Northwestern University, studied law at the University of Michigan and earned a doctorate in English from Duke University.
For more information on the series and programs of the Stadler Center for Poetry, visit bucknell.edu/stadlercenter, email stadlercenter@bucknell.edu or call 570-577-1853.


The 159th Bloomsburg Fair, in Bloomsburg, PA, takes place Sept. 20-27.

 If you’re planning on attending the Bloomsburg Fair, the Bloomsburg Fair Association offers these tips:Admission gates to the pre-fair open at 2 P.M. to 9 P.M. Sept. 19th. Admission on this day is $3.00 per person. Free parking on this day only. As always, Children 12 and under are admitted free.
Admission gates to the fair open daily 7 A.M. to 9 P.M.
All carry-ins are subject to inspection
Livestock animals are not required to be in barns until 8 P.M. Sunday
Livestock barns are open daily from 9 A.M. to 10 P.M.
Agricultural, Arts & Crafts, Educational, Horticultural and Industrial Exhibition buildings open daily 9 A.M. to 10 P.M.
Poultry and rabbit exhibits open daily at 9 A.M. to 10 P.M.
Farm Museum open daily 9 A.M. to 10 P.M.
Oldest Dog Show in the U.S.A. open daily 9 A.M. to 10 P.M.
Restored Farm House open daily at 10 A.M. to Dusk
One Room School House open daily 10 A.M. to Dusk
Our Living Past (across from One Room School) open daily 10 A.M. to Dusk
Grandstand gates open approximately 1 hour before each event
Fairgrounds located off exit 232 (old exit 34) of Interstate 80. Set GPS for Intersection of US Rt 11 and Fort McClure Blvd Bloomsburg, PA
No unauthorized dogs or bikes allowed on fairgrounds
More information is at BloomsburgFair.net or itourcolumbiamontour.com

Seed Cleaning Short Course Kicks Off PASA’s Fall Courses 

On Saturday, Sept. 20, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture’s farm-based education events begin at Ernst Conservation Seeds in Meadville, Crawford County, with an intensive Seed Cleaning Short Course presented by Calvin Ernst.  
For the past 50 years, Calvin Ernst has been amassing the skill and equipment needed to clean the seed of hundreds of plant species grown and sold by Ernst Conservation Seeds. Calvin will discuss the uses and operating principles of all the major types of grain-cleaning equipment, including air screen and rotary cleaners, gravity tables, indent and disk separators, scourers, debearders, and brush machines.  He’ll demonstrate the grain cleaning process, including techniques and equipment needed to remove vetch and other “problem” weed seeds.  
Participants will be able to view grain-cleaning equipment that ranges in size from that suitable for small-scale growers to that necessary for large-scale production.  Other topics will include field practices that reduce seed contamination, low-cost grain-drying methods and equipment, grain storage, sources of used grain-cleaning equipment, and tips on how to grow out rare seed.   
“I’m amazed the wealth of knowledge and experience at Ernst Conservation Seeds. Calvin has breadth and depth of understanding and familiarity with the unique nature and needs of the varieties of seeds he handles and he is able convey that in an understandable manner. And the collection of working equipment, old and new, is beyond compare! Attendees are in for a treat, with a great opportunity to see the workings of the process and to interact with Calvin and some of his staff,” says Susan Beal, PASA’s Agricultural Science Advisor, who is helping to coordinate this event. 
Admission to the event, which includes lunch, is $40 for PASA, PA Farmers Union and NOFA-NY members and $55 for nonmembers.   For families or groups attending from the same farm or business, after one full fee has been paid, additional participants can register for $20 per person. This short course is co-sponsored by PASA, OGRIN, and NOFA-NY and is funded in part through the USDA/OREI project: Value-Added Grains for Local and Regional Food Systems.
The field day will run from 10 am to 4 pm and includes a catered lunch for all preregistered attendees. The sign in will begin at 9:30am on the day of the event. The event will take place both indoors and out, so please come prepared for the weather. To register or for more information about this event and other events over the next months, contact the PASA office at 814 349 9856 or see the PASA website, pasafarming.org.  

Clarinetist Narek Arutyunian
will perform with pianist Yekwon Sunwoo on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. in the Lobby of the Weis Center at Bucknell University.The event is free and tickets are not required.
The program includes Hebrew Melodies in the form of a Suite by Weinberg; Clarinet Sonata, Op.167 by Saint-Saens; Sonata for solo clarinet by Denisov; Sonatina for Klezmer clarinet and piano by Schonfield; and Fantasy on Themes from Verdi's "Rigoletto" by Bassi.
Arutyunian's 2014-15 season includes engagements at the Marlboro Music Festival and Germany's Usedomer Musikfestival; recitals at Merkin Concert Hall, Westport Arts Center, and Macomb Center for the Performing Arts; and a chamber music concert with AGBU Performing Arts at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall. In 2015, he will appear at the Musica Viva Festival in Sydney, Australia.
In addition to performing Artie Shaw's Concerto for Clarinet with The Boston Pops, he has appeared with the Meridian Symphony, the Albany Symphony, and the Longwood Symphony. Last season, he made his Alice Tully Hall debut, performing the Copland Clarinet Concerto with the Orchestra of St. Luke's and Carlos Miguel Prieto, and his Weill Recital Hall debut in a program titled Musical Armenia.
Arutyunian has performed extensively in Australia, Asia and in Europe, where he appeared at the Louvre in Paris and the Palazzo del Principe in Genoa, as soloist with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, and in Russia with the Kaliningrad Philharmonic, the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra. His festival appearances include Juilliard ChamberFest, where he performed Osvaldo Golijov's The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind, the New York Festival of Song, Musica Viva's Huntington Estate Festival in Australia, and the 2013 Young Concert Artists Festivals in Tokyo and Beijing.
Winner of the 2010 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, he was presented in debut recitals at Merkin Concert Hall and the Kennedy Center to rave reviews. By the age of 16, he had won First Prizes in the International Young Musicians Competition in Prague and the Musical Youth of the Planet Competition in Moscow. He has performed concerts with violist and conductor Yuri Bashmet and recorded the Weber Concertino for clarinet with the State Symphony Orchestra of New Russia.
Born in 1992 in Armenia, Arutyunian moved with his family to Moscow when he was 3. He graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory where he worked with Evgeny Petrov. He lives in New York City, and works with Charles Neidich at The Juilliard School.
As winner of 2013 Sendai International Music Competition and 2012 William Kapell International Piano Competition, Yekwon Sunwoo has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras such as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the direction of David Lockington, Orchestre National de Belgique under the baton of Marin Alsop, the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie under the baton of Paul Goodwin, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Christopher Wilkins, l'Orchestre Philharmonique du Maroc, Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra, and Daegu City Symphony Orchestra.

Sunwoo made his New York City debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2009 as winner of the Florida International Piano Competition and performed as soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra under the baton of Itzhak Perlman at Avery Fisher Hall in 2012 after winning the Juilliard Concerto Competition.
Other awards include First Prize and Audience Prize in the 2012 Piano Campus International Concours, a Laureate in the 2010 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, and First Prize in the 2009 Concours International de Piano "Interlaken Classics."
For more information about this free performance, contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by email at lisa.leighton@bucknell.edu.
The next event in the Weis Center's 2014-15 Series is a blues-infused rock and roll performance by North Mississippi Allstars on Friday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. Tickets for the performance, part of the University's Family Weekend, are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors 62+ and subscribers, $10 for youth 18 and under, $10 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $10 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2).
For more information about the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, go to www.bucknell.edu/WeisCenter or www.facebook.com/WeisCenter


Covered Bridge Festival Is Coming

The Covered Bridge Festival takes place Oct. 2-5 at Knoebels Amusement Resort (391 Knoebels Boulevard, Route 487, Elysburg, PA 17824)
Situated in the beautiful surroundings of Knoebels Amusement Resort, the 33rd Annual Covered Bridge Festival has something for everyone!
• More than 350 Craft Vendors & over 35 Food Vendors!
• FREE Parking, FREE Admission, FREE Entertainment
• Select Knoebels rides open ALL FOUR DAYS!
Thursday & Friday: Take a ride on the Grand Carousel, Pioneer Train, Giant Wheel and Scenic Skyride.
Friday: Experience the thrill of the Galleon, Flying Tigers, Merry Mixer, Balloon Race, Italian Trapeze, Whipper and Power Surge
Saturday & Sunday: Rides open throughout the park (at Knoebels’ discretion) 
Handmade & Traditional Crafts • Turned & Carved Wood • Glass
Prints • Sewn & Woven Textiles • Jewelry • Photography • Paintings
Decor for Every Holiday • New & Repurposed Primitives

Clarinetist Narek Arutyunian
will perform with pianist Yekwon Sunwoo on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. in the Lobby of the Weis Center at Bucknell University.
The event is free and tickets are not required.
The program includes Hebrew Melodies in the form of a Suite by Weinberg; Clarinet Sonata, Op.167 by Saint-Saens; Sonata for solo clarinet by Denisov; Sonatina for Klezmer clarinet and piano by Schonfield; and Fantasy on Themes from Verdi's "Rigoletto" by Bassi.
Arutyunian's 2014-15 season includes engagements at the Marlboro Music Festival and Germany's Usedomer Musikfestival; recitals at Merkin Concert Hall, Westport Arts Center, and Macomb Center for the Performing Arts; and a chamber music concert with AGBU Performing Arts at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall. In 2015, he will appear at the Musica Viva Festival in Sydney, Australia.
In addition to performing Artie Shaw's Concerto for Clarinet with The Boston Pops, he has appeared with the Meridian Symphony, the Albany Symphony, and the Longwood Symphony. Last season, he made his Alice Tully Hall debut, performing the Copland Clarinet Concerto with the Orchestra of St. Luke's and Carlos Miguel Prieto, and his Weill Recital Hall debut in a program titled Musical Armenia.
Arutyunian has performed extensively in Australia, Asia and in Europe, where he appeared at the Louvre in Paris and the Palazzo del Principe in Genoa, as soloist with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, and in Russia with the Kaliningrad Philharmonic, the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra. His festival appearances include Juilliard ChamberFest, where he performed Osvaldo Golijov's The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind, the New York Festival of Song, Musica Viva's Huntington Estate Festival in Australia, and the 2013 Young Concert Artists Festivals in Tokyo and Beijing.
Winner of the 2010 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, he was presented in debut recitals at Merkin Concert Hall and the Kennedy Center to rave reviews. By the age of 16, he had won First Prizes in the International Young Musicians Competition in Prague and the Musical Youth of the Planet Competition in Moscow. He has performed concerts with violist and conductor Yuri Bashmet and recorded the Weber Concertino for clarinet with the State Symphony Orchestra of New Russia.
Born in 1992 in Armenia, Arutyunian moved with his family to Moscow when he was 3. He graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory where he worked with Evgeny Petrov. He lives in New York City, and works with Charles Neidich at The Juilliard School.
As winner of 2013 Sendai International Music Competition and 2012 William Kapell International Piano Competition, Yekwon Sunwoo has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras such as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the direction of David Lockington, Orchestre National de Belgique under the baton of Marin Alsop, the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie under the baton of Paul Goodwin, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Christopher Wilkins, l'Orchestre Philharmonique du Maroc, Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra, and Daegu City Symphony Orchestra.

Sunwoo made his New York City debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2009 as winner of the Florida International Piano Competition and performed as soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra under the baton of Itzhak Perlman at Avery Fisher Hall in 2012 after winning the Juilliard Concerto Competition.
Other awards include First Prize and Audience Prize in the 2012 Piano Campus International Concours, a Laureate in the 2010 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, and First Prize in the 2009 Concours International de Piano "Interlaken Classics."
For more information about this free performance, contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by email at lisa.leighton@bucknell.edu.
The next event in the Weis Center's 2014-15 Series is a blues-infused rock and roll performance by North Mississippi Allstars on Friday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. Tickets for the performance, part of the University's Family Weekend, are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors 62+ and subscribers, $10 for youth 18 and under, $10 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $10 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2).
For more information about the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, go to www.bucknell.edu/WeisCenter or www.facebook.com/WeisCenter


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