November events announced for Abington's Cultural Arts Series

Several events have been announced as part of Penn State Abington's Cultural Arts Series in November, including the screening of a film on Nov. 11, a performance by the Old York Road Symphony on Nov. 18, and a talk by a Meadowbrook Farm gardening expert on Nov. 20.

-- The campus' Friday Night Film Series will celebrate International Education Week on Nov. 11 with a screening of the French film “Of Gods and Men.” This beautifully wrought study of spiritual courage was inspired by the true story of a group of Trappist monks caught between the Algerian military government and extremist guerillas. Moderator Moylan C. Mills, professor emeritus of integrative arts, will provide commentary. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Room 112 of the campus' Woodland Building. Admission is $10, payable at the door.

-- At 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 18, the Old York Road Symphony will return to the campus' newly renovated Sutherland Auditorium, where they will perform a selection of light classical works and popular melodies. Admission is $10 per person, payable in advance (non-refundable). Seating is limited; register at or call 215-881-7800.

At 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, Diana Weiner of Meadowbrook Farm will share tricks and tips for returning balance to the garden next spring. She will deliver a talk titled "Green Thumbs: Invasive Plants -- Who Gave Them a Passport, Anyway?" in Room 112 of the Woodland Building. Admission is $5, payable at the door. Preregister for “Green Thumbs” at [email protected] or call 215-881-7800.

For information and a complete listing of events for the Abington Cultural Arts Series, call 215-881-7800 or visit