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EDITOR JULIE IMEL DISHES THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW

 

You can dance!
If you’ve ever wanted to star in a music video, then here’s your chance. You’re invited to shake and shimmy your way through Nay Aug Park on Friday as part of Geisinger-Community Medical Center’s Pink Glove Dance video shoot. The dance is an annual national competition sponsored by Medline, with the winner receiving $25,000 for a local breast cancer charity of its choice.
Don’t get nervous. You’ll be in good company as your strut your stuff. Organizers are hoping to round up about 1,000 people to dance through the park to Sara Bareilles’s new hit, “Brave,” in honor of breast cancer awareness. I caught up with Robin Adams, Geisinger Health System’s Event Specialist, to get the scoop on what we need to do, and of course, what we need to wear for our video debut.
Adams explained this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever. “Our goal is to have 1,000 people in the video this year,” she said. “We had about 500 last year and it was internal to Geisinger. We limited filming to our hospital locations. But this year we’re opening it up to the communities that Geisinger serves and trying to get as many people involved as possible.”
Although she made it clear that this was an open invitation, I still had to wonder: was dance experience necessary?
To my delight, the answer was no. “We’ll give you a few basic dance moves and we’ll do a couple run-throughs and then film it. No dance experience is required,” she said. “We found that some people just like to wave or cheer and that’s perfectly fine, too.”
Whew.
Now, onto the other important question: what to wear.
“We’re encouraging everyone to wear pink if they’re able. We’re providing the pink medical gloves. All you have to do is show up.”
So grab your pink tees, pink boas and pink baseball caps and head to the Arthur Avenue side of Nay Aug Park at 11:30 a.m. on Friday. Taping will run from noon to 2 p.m. If you want to learn more about the Pink Glove Dance or to register for the Sept. 6 taping, visit geisinger.org/pinkglove or call 214-4860. Registration is free.

Farm to Table
On Friday, you can dance through the park for a good cause, and on Saturday, you can return to Nay Aug and head to the Everhart Museum for another great event, Farm to Table Community Day. The event features an afternoon of educational demonstrations and hands-on activities focused on locally grown and produced foods.
Check out the lineup of what’s in store for your Saturday:

  • 1-1:30 p.m. —  Question and answer session with The Greenhouse Project.
  • 1-2:15 p.m. —  Outdoor Vinyasa Yoga with Erin Malloy.
  • 1-3 p.m. — NEPA Swappers Food Swap (advanced registration is required).
  • 1-3 p.m. —Hands-on crafts: potato stamps, button napkin rings, pressed leaf placemats.
  • 2–3 p.m. — Join Naturalist Jane Frye for a Wild Edible Plants Walk on the historic Davis Trail in the park to learn some of the area’s wild edible, poisonous and invasive plants.

Admission to these activities is included with general museum admission. For more information, call 346-7186 or everhart-museum.org.
That’s the scoop! Thanks for reading and I’ll meet you here again next week.

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