October 2012

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012

Mt. SAC Repertory Dance Company Stages Fall Concert Nov. 2-4

WALNUT, Calif.–– The Mt. San Antonio College Repertory Dance Company will perform a variety of dance styles at its Annual Fall Repertory Dance Concert on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Nov. 2 - 4, at the college’s Sophia Clarke Theater. Performance times are 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday with a special 3 p.m. performance on Sunday, Nov. 4.

The dance company is Mt. SAC’s elite group of student performers who showcase the talent of this award-winning dance department. The troupe performs thought-provoking modern works and entertaining musical theater pieces along with ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and contemporary dance. Faculty and guest choreographers are highly acclaimed professionals with credits that include major dance companies, film, and television.

Tickets are $14 for general admission, and $10 for seniors, students, and children age 13 and under.

For tickets and more information, call the Performing Art Box Office at (909) 274-2050. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.tickets.mtsac.edu.

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Mt. SAC Planetarium Presents Astronomy Programs in November

WALNUT, Calif.––– The Mt. San Antonio College Randall Planetarium presents a new season of programs on the stars and planets with evening and matinee showings for adults and children throughout November.

Star Tales, a show on the stars, constellations, and planets, will run Fridays, Nov. 2 and 30, at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Learn the stories behind the heavenly bodies and find out how to view them from your own backyard.

Stars of The Pharaohs, a program on the stars and astronomy of ancient Egypt, will be shown Saturday, Nov. 3, at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Travel to ancient Egypt and explore the stars and various astronomical phenomena during the time of the pharaohs. This program looks at how the ancient Egyptians used science to tell time, to formulate a workable calendar, and to align huge buildings.

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure, a special program for preschoolers, will be presented on Wednesdays, Nov. 7 and 21, at 10 a.m. matinees. In this program, Sesame Street’s Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, take viewers on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the sun, and the moon.

Deep Space: Binocular Astronomy, a program on using binoculars to explore the night sky, will be held on Friday, Nov. 16, at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of an astronomer, examine star clusters, distant galaxies, and beautiful nebulas all with the use of binoculars. Binoculars will be provided.

Tales of the Maya Skies, a program on Maya science and astronomy, will be shown on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Take a journey back in time to the jungles of Mexico and hear the stories of the ancient Maya civilization, and how the planets and astronomical events influenced the Maya people.

The Planetarium will be closed Nov. 22-24 for Thanksgiving.

Tickets are $6 for general admission, $4 for students, seniors, and children 6-13, and $1 for children 5 and under.

For tickets, call the Mt. SAC Performing Arts Box Office at (909) 468-4050. Tickets are also available online at https://tickets.mtsac.edu and at the door before each program.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012

Mt. SAC Hosts Volunteer Fair

WALNUT, Calif.–– The Mt. San Antonio College Student Life Office will host a Community Volunteer Fair for local organizations that would like to recruit student volunteers on Thursday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Student Life Center patio area.

The fair provides an opportunity for students to engage in public service, obtain hands-on learning experiences, and make a difference in the community. Some of the organizations that participated last year include the American Red Cross, the Be a Hero Become a Donor Foundation, City of Pomona Community Services, Inland Empire United Way, Homestead Museum, Los Angeles County Public Social Services, Neighborhood Legal Services, Parent’s Place, Qual Care Hospice, Samaritan’s Purse, Visiting Nurses Association & Hospice, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, West Covina Senior Center, and more.

Community organizations that would like to participate should call the Mt. SAC Student Life Office at (909) 274-5951.


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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012

Mt. SAC Theater to Stage Neil Simon’s “Rumors” Oct. 19-21

WALNUT, Calif.––– The Mt. San Antonio College Theater Program will stage its production of Neil Simon’s “Rumors” on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20, at 8 p.m., in Mt. SAC’s Sophia B. Clarke Theater. A special Saturday matinee performance will be given on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m.

In this farce by America’s best-known comic playwright, four upper class couples arrive at the townhouse of a deputy and his wife to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. However, they soon discover that the hostess is missing, and the deputy mayor has shot himself in the earlobe. And worst of all, there are no servants. All they can think to do is conceal the evening's events from the local police and the media.

Theater Professor Alan Brooks directs this Mt. SAC production.

Tickets are $14 for general admission, $10 for seniors, students, and children 13 and under.

For tickets and more information, call the Performing Art Box Office at (909) 274-2050. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.tickets.mtsac.edu.

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