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Weis Center to Hold Free Family Matinee and Holiday Food Drive

Nov 28, 2015 10:24AM ● By Erica Shames

Lewisburg’s Billy Kelly and South Carolina native Molly Ledford will present a free family-friendly matinee entitled Trees on Saturday, December 5 at 3 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are not required.

Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item, which will be donated to Union County Children and Youth Services and distributed to local families in need during the holiday season.

Before the performance, Bucknell’s student chapter of the Botanical Society of America will offer crafts and activities related to the wonder and science of trees, plus offer children in attendance an opportunity to grow their own giant oak.

About the Musicians and the Album Trees

Billy Kelly released his first children's music album to widespread critical acclaim in 2009. Time Out New York called it "hilarious" and Common Sense Media praised its "vast appeal for kids and adults alike." Since then he has recorded with Davy Jones of the Monkees, and produced a series of nationally-distributed music videos for American Public Television.

South Carolina native Molly Ledford fronts the renowned kids music band Lunch Money. Her smart, catchy songs are a staple on the Sirius/XM channel, "Kids Place Live" and she has performed across the Unites States, notably at the Austin City Limits Festival and Lollapalooza.

Billy and Molly teamed up in 2014 to write and record Trees - a musical celebration of everyone's favorite ubiquitous woody plants - with Grammy-winning producer, Dean Jones. National Public Radio praised their collaboration as a "joyful celebration of the natural world".

Stefan Shepherd of All Things Considered on NPR says, “You're unlikely to hear a more joyful celebration of the natural world and our relation to it this year.”

The event is sponsored, in part, by the Family of Janet C. Weis.

For more information about this free performance contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or lisa.leighton@bucknell.edu

The next event in the Weis Center’s 2015-16 Series is a contemporary tap dance performance by Dorrance Dance on Friday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center.

For more information about the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, visit Bucknell.edu/WeisCenter or Facebook.com/WeisCenter

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