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23 September 2016

HACC to Host Annual 5K Run, Art Exhibits and Theatre Shows Coming to HACC

Current News from HACC, Sept. 23, 2016

HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, shares recent news and events with the community, including:

  • HACC’s Lancaster Campus to Host Annual 5K Run
  • PUSH Physical Theatre Comes to Live at Rose Lehrman
  • New Art Exhibits to Open at HACC Galleries
  • HACC Theatre Presents ‘At Home at the Zoo’

HACC’s Lancaster Campus to Host Annual 5K Run
LANCASTER, Pa. – Join HACC’s Lancaster Campus for the fourth annual 5K Wellness Run on Oct. 8, 2016, at 9:15 a.m., rain or shine, on the campus grounds.
Proceeds benefit HACC’s Lancaster Campus Wellness Scholarships for students with unmet financial need who are enrolled in a physical education, health and/or nutrition class.
Registration is $20. Check-in and late registration on race day is 7:45-8:30 a.m. The run is open to all. Parking is free.
For more information and to register, please contact Nakia Eckert at 717-358-2991 or or Jim Bath at 717-358-2864 or
PUSH Physical Theatre Comes to Live at Rose Lehrman
HARRISBURG, Pa. – New York-based PUSH Physical Theatre will bring gravity-defying acrobatics and physical storytelling to the stage at Live at Rose Lehrman on Oct. 6, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rose Lehrman Arts Center on the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.
Creating touching performances for all ages to enjoy, PUSH Physical Theatre teaches lessons for life by empowering learners of all ages to use physical theatre to tell their own stories.
The group has collaborated with the National Institute for the Deaf and Rochester Institute of Technology, completed a tour of Mexico and the U.S. and was season finalist in TruTV’s national series, “Fake Off.
Show sponsors include the HACC Foundation, HACC’s Student Government Association and The Rose Lehrman Arts Fund of The Foundation For Enhancing Communities.
The media sponsor is ABC27. This program is also supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Tickets are $33 or $38 depending on seating location and can be purchased at For more information, please call 717-231-ROSE (7673).
New Art Exhibits to Open at HACC Galleries
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Art exhibits opening in October 2016 at the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, include “Recent Works” by Sean McConnor in the Rose Lehrman Art Gallery and “Branching Patterns” by Emily Hampson in the Fenêtre Gallery at HACC’s Midtown Trade and Technology Center.
‘Recent Works’ – Oct. 10-Nov. 11
McConnor, a renowned painter whose works have been exhibited in numerous national and regional exhibitions, finds inspiration through simple arrangements of everyday objects including flowers and household items.
He will give a free public lecture on Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Whitaker Hall, Room 214, at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus followed by an artist’s reception in the Rose Lehrman Art Gallery.
McConnor, a professor of art at Thiel College, Greenville, Pennsylvania, teaches all levels of painting and drawing.
‘Branching Patterns’ – Oct. 14-Nov. 11
HACC artist-in-residence Hampson of Harrisburg says her ceramics are inspired by nature and resemble vein-like systems, which she calls “branching patterns.”
The public is invited to attend an artist’s reception in Fenêtre Gallery on Oct. 21 from 6-8 p.m. 
The art galleries at HACC received state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth, and from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
For more information about the exhibits or gallery hours, please call 717-780-2478.
HACC Theatre Presents ‘At Home at the Zoo’
HARRISBURG, Pa. – HACC Theatre will present Edward Albee’s “At Home at the Zoo,” a well-crafted combination of Albee’s “The Zoo Story” and “Homelife.” Performances are scheduled Oct. 20-22, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. in the Studio Theatre of the Rose Lehrman Arts Center on HACC’s Harrisburg Campus.
“At Home at the Zoo” is a twisted story about the hardships of relationships, and focuses on a failing marriage and the reality of mental illness. When the lead couple’s marriage starts to falter, a stranger appears and reveals the harsh truth of the loneliness of humanity.
“At Home at the Zoo” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York, and is directed by Dave Olmsted, HACC scenic designer and theatre instructor.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, employees and seniors for performances on Oct. 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 23 at 2 p.m.
HACC students are invited to a “Student Night” performance on Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. All seats for this performance are $5 with valid student identification.
For tickets, please call 717-231-ROSE (7673) or visit

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