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It's the first year for the League of Nations—with players from Centre Soccer Association's adult recreation Premier Lea...
01/25/2023

It's the first year for the League of Nations—with players from Centre Soccer Association's adult recreation Premier League, including local residents, Penn State students, and former Penn State athletes!

3 Dots has been assigned to Team Brazil 🇧🇷

Brazil takes on Italy at 7:00 p.m. on January 27 at Nittany Valley Sports Centre.

Join Erin & Titus of Centre Social Dance on February 1 at 3 Dots for a class on the most quintessential of fusion dances...
01/24/2023

Join Erin & Titus of Centre Social Dance on February 1 at 3 Dots for a class on the most quintessential of fusion dances - Blues!

🕖 7:00-8:00 p.m. // Blues Lesson with Erin & Titus
🕗 8:00-10:00 p.m. // DJ Hugo Ayala

⭐ Grant Winner ⭐The first ever Random Acts of Reading Golden Ticket to Literacy book vending machine will be revealed at...
01/23/2023

⭐ Grant Winner ⭐

The first ever Random Acts of Reading Golden Ticket to Literacy book vending machine will be revealed at 8:30 a.m. on February 3, at Centre Hall Elementary School in the Penns Valley School District. Kathy Smaniotto, the reading specialist there, and Principal David Romanyshyn saw the value in this program and offered to be the first school in the nation to implement the literacy program that is wrapped up inside the vending machine.

The 3 Dots Awesome Grant provided enough funds to provide every student in the school with a book of their choice from the vending machine, which they can redeem for free for a token earned using the school’s existing behavior incentive program.

Our trustees love seeing the value of your Awesome Ideas and awarding them with $1,000 every month!

01/20/2023
The Art Behind the Voice: DJ Firefly

"If he can do it, I can do it!"

Did you know January 20 is National DJ Day?

3 Dots Film Intern Gabrielle Leon spent some time interviewing DJ Firefly for The Art Behind the Voice series!

Have you been attending our Monthly Dance Parties? 🪩The party continues February 3!Haneen: world/house/trip hopKip Colli...
01/19/2023

Have you been attending our Monthly Dance Parties? 🪩

The party continues February 3!

Haneen: world/house/trip hop
Kip Collins: tech-house
DJRB: house/techno/trance

Last night we were honored to have Michael Mwenso and Gorinto Productions at 3 Dots for ancestral communal listening.Tha...
01/18/2023

Last night we were honored to have Michael Mwenso and Gorinto Productions at 3 Dots for ancestral communal listening.

Thank you to Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State and Penn State University Libraries 💜

⭐ Grant Winner ⭐Our November 2022 Awesome Grant recipient was Centre County TTRPG Coalition!Roll for Initiative: A Month...
01/17/2023

⭐ Grant Winner ⭐

Our November 2022 Awesome Grant recipient was Centre County TTRPG Coalition!

Roll for Initiative: A Month of Tabletop RPGs aims to introduce TTRPGs to an all ages general audience in an accessible, welcoming way. For one month at Schlow Library, seasoned gamers will come together to showcase the creative fun of TTRPGs with a series of workshops, an art exhibit, and a community game night.

Congrats 🎉

" Mwenso and the Shakes a Harlem-based group of performers, is traveling to State College to spread its unique combinati...
01/16/2023
Mwenso And The Shakes To Bring Free Musical Events To State College Beginning January 17

" Mwenso and the Shakes a Harlem-based group of performers, is traveling to State College to spread its unique combination of culture and artistry. "

🎶 Ancestral Communal Listening Session
📅 Tuesday, January 17
🕕 6:00-7:30 p.m.
📍 3 Dots Downtown
ℹ️ Through recorded music, Mwenso will discuss the ways in which Black music connects directly to the Black experience and how we can actively listen to that music.

The Harlem-based ensemble is heading to State College for a series of free events beginning on Tuesday, January 17.

Who's ready for the return of the Tuesday Defrost?Get ready to stay warm with us every Tuesday in February and March for...
01/14/2023

Who's ready for the return of the Tuesday Defrost?

Get ready to stay warm with us every Tuesday in February and March for a weekly celebration of the smorgasbord of music, community, art, and culture of Centre County.

Who's ready for the return of the Tuesday Defrost?Get ready to stay warm with us every Tuesday in February and March for...
01/14/2023

Who's ready for the return of the Tuesday Defrost?

Get ready to stay warm with us every Tuesday in February and March for a weekly celebration of the smorgasbord of music, community, art, and culture of Centre County.

The projects we award the Awesome Grant to each month represent a wide range of disciplines across the arts and innovati...
01/13/2023

The projects we award the Awesome Grant to each month represent a wide range of disciplines across the arts and innovation.

No strings attached grants for everyday people trying to better their communities? That's right! Have you submitted your idea recently? Go for it ➡️ https://bit.ly/3ROqQug

Let's hear it for our new Monthly Dance Party sponsors!⭐ Downtown State College Improvement District⭐ Calvary ChurchTo o...
01/11/2023
Every month. Vinyl + digital. All ages. Alcohol-free community, positivity, inclusivity.

Let's hear it for our new Monthly Dance Party sponsors!
⭐ Downtown State College Improvement District
⭐ Calvary Church

To operate this series for one year we’ll need to raise $20,000 to cover the cost of DJs, lighting, sound, and supplies. Proceeds from this series benefit 3 Dots, an arts and community non-profit space. Help us keep things spinning. Your gift amplifies 12 dance parties featuring 24 DJs:

Gorinto Productions and 3 Dots are thrilled to present a monthly all-vinyl dance party series with an emphasis on all-ages community engagement, positivity, and inclusivity. In step with national premier dance parties, we will engage DJs and a...

On January 17 Musician and educator Michael Mwenso will joyfully guide attendees through the powerful gifts buried withi...
01/11/2023

On January 17 Musician and educator Michael Mwenso will joyfully guide attendees through the powerful gifts buried within Black roots music and will demonstrate how he actively listens to music—alone and as part of a community.

Join us for an After Party downstairs at Happy Valley Brewing Company as moderator DJ Elbow Knee Knee spins 8:00-10:00 p.m. — Gorinto Productions.

We are grateful to continue our partnership with the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State and national act Michael Mwenso!

ℹ️ https://bit.ly/3ZDmRoe

We can't wait to get back to our regular hours in 2023 real soon! We want to know: Why do you love 3 Dots Downtown? 💜
01/04/2023

We can't wait to get back to our regular hours in 2023 real soon! We want to know: Why do you love 3 Dots Downtown? 💜

In November 2022 Centre Film Festival came to us with an Awesome Grant application because they wanted to offer free mas...
01/03/2023

In November 2022 Centre Film Festival came to us with an Awesome Grant application because they wanted to offer free masterclasses with their visiting filmmakers and local artists to high school students in the Central PA region.

For the last few years have been fortunate to host visiting filmmakers for the Centre Film Festival.

We award $1,000 every month to projects like this that make our town awesome. Anyone can apply. Yep, even you: https://bit.ly/3bhH0LK

The monthly dance parties continue in the new year!Join Gorinto Productions and SoBar Space at 3 Dots 🎶
01/02/2023

The monthly dance parties continue in the new year!

Join Gorinto Productions and SoBar Space at 3 Dots 🎶

Happy New Year State College 🎉 We're so lucky to be able to bring you arts, innovation, civic engagement and community 💜...
01/01/2023

Happy New Year State College 🎉 We're so lucky to be able to bring you arts, innovation, civic engagement and community 💜

In December we held a Super Sonic Soulstice Yoga/DJ Celebration with Gorinto Productions and SoBar Space and it was a showstopper! Let's take a look back...

Did you catch the artists' talk with Michael Green of Hershey, PA and Bill Doan? Two of the three artists behind MASKED!
12/30/2022

Did you catch the artists' talk with Michael Green of Hershey, PA and Bill Doan? Two of the three artists behind MASKED!

Nonprofit organizations depend on donations to promote their programs and help them reach their goals! We're one of thos...
12/29/2022

Nonprofit organizations depend on donations to promote their programs and help them reach their goals! We're one of those organizations. Thanks to you, we are able to build 3 Dots into a vibrant hub for our region.

All donations are made out to “3 Dots Downtown”. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization (EIN: 83-4518375) and donations are tax deductible, as allowed by law. No goods or services were provided by the organization in exchange for your contribution

Leverage your dollars to amplify culture in town this holiday season: https://bit.ly/3v5oyfX

The Borough of State College and Community Conferencing have collaborated on a series of conversations meant to bring pe...
12/28/2022

The Borough of State College and Community Conferencing have collaborated on a series of conversations meant to bring people together to listen and learn from one another on topics pertinent to the State College community. The topic of this event will be: “The Intersection of Policing and Race,” and will be held on Tuesday, January 10 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in The State Theatre.

Following the Panel Event, a Breakout Session will be held on Thursday, January 12 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Borough Building Community Room (2nd floor), for all those interested in further discussing the event and/or proposing future topics.

Our 3 Dots Board Chair Jason Browne is co-moderating and our newest Board Member Terry Watson is a panelist!

Please visit the Borough Engagement website for event details, registration, and survey: https://bit.ly/3Mbobbk

New board member highlight!“A community’s strength comes from the people who make it and the spaces that create it. 3 Do...
12/27/2022

New board member highlight!

“A community’s strength comes from the people who make it and the spaces that create it. 3 Dots continues to be that space that allows the community to prosper and grow while encouraging equity, inclusion, and a sense of belonging.” -Terry Watson

We are so grateful to have been awarded a Centre Foundation Field-of-Interest grant for our Electronic Music Summer Camp...
12/26/2022

We are so grateful to have been awarded a Centre Foundation Field-of-Interest grant for our Electronic Music Summer Camp! The money will support scholarships and supplies 💚💜

Read about all the recipients here: https://bit.ly/3PPcTeY

"I am truly inspired by the work that 3 Dots puts into making our community feel inviting and whole everyday. In joining...
12/23/2022

"I am truly inspired by the work that 3 Dots puts into making our community feel inviting and whole everyday. In joining this incredible team, I am looking forward to contributing to this effort through my work!" -Gabrielle Leon, Intern

Congratulations to all winners and thank you to The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau 🎉3 Dots received $12,500 for our next ...
12/22/2022
Happy Valley Adventure Bureau Awards Additional Grants to 5 Centre County Tourism Projects

Congratulations to all winners and thank you to The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau 🎉

3 Dots received $12,500 for our next Creative Communities Convening 💜 Rhoneymeade Fest received a $6000 grant!

Centre County's official tourism promotion agency on Tuesday awarded a second round of 2022-23 Tourism Grants to five local projects. The Happy Valley

In October, Centre County: Pollinator Paradise was awarded our $1,000 Awesome Grant to assist in making Centre County mo...
12/22/2022

In October, Centre County: Pollinator Paradise was awarded our $1,000 Awesome Grant to assist in making Centre County more pollinator-friendly by encouraging community members to create pollinator-friendly habitat across Centre County.

"We have many valuable species to protect in our own community, including endangered species such as monarch butterflies. Community members need to be shown how they can make a huge difference to the environment through small actions that they can make – literally – in their own backyards."

Read more about this project here: https://bit.ly/3BMTxkI

When we asked: What do you want to see in your community?The answer was a a resounding: Compassion and EmpathyIn 2022, o...
12/21/2022

When we asked: What do you want to see in your community?

The answer was a a resounding: Compassion and Empathy

In 2022, our 3 Dots Trustees awarded a $1000 grant to Kyle Blumenthal + Dark Mind Productions for the short film "Pray for Me" which seeks to connect to survivors and victims of su***de-related tragedies. Blumenthal, the film's writer/lead actor, realized that he could not have survived his own battle with su***de without support from his community.

Join our Trustees in elevating this important work with a gift of $100/month! You'll become a vital source of holistic support for our organization and generate monthly grants with direct community impact: https://bit.ly/3v5oyfX

New board member highlight!"3 Dots Downtown provides a unique space that brings together people from many different back...
12/20/2022

New board member highlight!

"3 Dots Downtown provides a unique space that brings together people from many different backgrounds to share experiences, enjoy art, witness and take part in performances, and learn from each other. I joined the board because 3 Dots is doing exciting and important things, and I’m proud to be part of it." -Eston Martz

Showstopper incoming!In celebration of the so(u)lstice, yoga instructors from studios across Happy Valley will lead a pr...
12/19/2022

Showstopper incoming!

In celebration of the so(u)lstice, yoga instructors from studios across Happy Valley will lead a practice of 108 Sun Salutations at 3 Dots while DJ Elbow Knee Knee spins to keep your energy flowing. After wringing out body and soul, the beats continue, the mats roll up, and the dance floor comes ALIVE!

🎟️ Tickets: $16 for preregistration/$20 at the door
🧘 BYO Yoga Mat
🍹 Wine/Beer + Mocktails by SoBar

Read more from the The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau: https://bit.ly/3Y4rwPb

It's ready!Huge thanks to our piano donor and to our artist Nehama Dormont. Piano fans can see this beauty outside start...
12/14/2022

It's ready!

Huge thanks to our piano donor and to our artist Nehama Dormont. Piano fans can see this beauty outside starting next week. Even though we're closed for daytime hours, the piano is open 🎹 Come check it out during our TakeOver Town Soirée on December 20!

Enjoy the holiday season!
12/11/2022

Enjoy the holiday season!

Will you join us December 10? Come connect with likeminded old and new friends and experience poetry from around the wor...
12/09/2022

Will you join us December 10? Come connect with likeminded old and new friends and experience poetry from around the world every Saturday at 3 Dots.

Do you want to help:🔘 support inclusive, transformative arts experiences in our community🔘 3 Dots further its mission to...
12/08/2022

Do you want to help:
🔘 support inclusive, transformative arts experiences in our community
🔘 3 Dots further its mission to inspire a more vibrant community
🔘 keep our doors open today, tomorrow, and beyond

If you answered yes to any of the above, consider connecting The Dots with a monthly sustaining gift! You complete the sentence: https://bit.ly/3dzvjBd

Come get your holiday shopping done at the Artists’ Market from 12:00-4:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 8! Support an ecle...
12/07/2022

Come get your holiday shopping done at the Artists’ Market from 12:00-4:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 8! Support an eclectic selection from local artists and purveyors of fine food, beverages, vinyl records, and world-class vibes.

December 20 let's mix, mingle, and revel in the holiday season in the heart of Downtown State College! We'll make a live...
12/07/2022

December 20 let's mix, mingle, and revel in the holiday season in the heart of Downtown State College! We'll make a live announcement of our November and December grant recipients and will highlight the year in review with some special guests. Free entry, all-ages, wear what makes you feel festive.

🎶🎷 Anton Fatula Jazz Trio
🎧💿 DJ Elbow Knee Knee spinning classics and deep cuts from soul and R+B 45s
🍹 Cash Bar with wine + beer + holiday mocktails by SoBar

Please RSVP ahead of time: https://tinyurl.com/TakeOverTown

We loved connecting with community members and fellow nonprofits at artist Johanna Jackson’s “Turning Grief Into Power” ...
12/06/2022

We loved connecting with community members and fellow nonprofits at artist Johanna Jackson’s “Turning Grief Into Power” event last night at Schlow Centre Region Library!

Thanks to Johanna for bringing us together to learn about her printmaking process while reflecting on the many up’s and down’s of life during COVID.

Will we see you tonight?!
12/02/2022

Will we see you tonight?!

12/01/2022
The Art Behind the Voice: Bill Doan

Everyone has a different story just as everyone has a different voice in art!

Come join us for an Artists’ Talk for the new exhibition on display at the 3 Dots Gallery: Masked | Emily Steinberg, Michael Green, Bill Doan 🧑‍🎨

December is chock-full of fun events! Mark your calendars 🗓️See everything coming up: https://bit.ly/3ESUY1R
12/01/2022

December is chock-full of fun events! Mark your calendars 🗓️

See everything coming up: https://bit.ly/3ESUY1R

Thank you to everyone who participated in  and helped us surpass our goal. Your generosity is unmatched 💜Laura, of Redis...
11/30/2022

Thank you to everyone who participated in and helped us surpass our goal. Your generosity is unmatched 💜

Laura, of Rediscover State College, is a new donor who donated during GivingTuesday, making a monthly sustaining gift as one of The Dots!

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We have extended the discount rate to participate in State College PRIDE 2022 (march/table) until end of day TOMORROW! I

Individuals, families, groups, organizations, and businesses are all welcome. (Marching is FREE for individuals and nonprofits, but you still have to sign up). You can be in a car, on a bike, on skates, in a wheelchair, or on your feet - we just want you to be part of this momentous event.

Tabling in the festival is a great way to show your support for our community, engage with a large number of people and educate about your organization/business.

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Check out these photos from Wednesday's Small Island Big Song 小島大歌 Dance Party at 3 Dots Downtown. The island-nation artist collective's residency at Penn State will continue tonight with a 7:30 concert at Eisenhower Auditorium. Tickets will be available at the door.
Don't miss this Dance Party with Small Island Big Song 小島大歌 at 3 Dots Downtown tonight!
Tonight at 6 at 3 Dots Downtown! Head to downtown State College for a FREE Small Island Big Song 小島大歌 Dance Party. Performers from the island-nations artist collective will teach dances from Mauritius (Indian Ocean) and Taiwan (Pacific Ocean). No dance experience needed.
Kokol, a Small Island Big Song 小島大歌 artist from Mauritius, and Sita Frederick, director of the Center for the Performing Arts, worked together to make a drum at the Upcycled Instrument Jam Session Tuesday night at 3 Dots Downtown. (photos by Amy Dupain Vashaw) College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State
Spring is here, and 3 Dots Downtown is debuting the 2022 edition of Tuesdays on the Terrace in partnership with Small Island Big Song 小島大歌, the Penn State School of Music and us. Head to the corner of Beaver Avenue and Pugh Street in State College from 5–8 tonight for the Upcycled Instrument Workshop and Jam Session. Penn State Composition & Technology
My Strawberry Pop-Tarts were such a hit at 3 Dots Downtown last week, that I'm bringing them again tonight, and these Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts too! I'll be there from 5pm-8pm! 😃
Introducing the Quasi Quintet! Come by this Monday, 7pm at 3 Dots Downtown in State College for the MLK remembrance event.

Huge shoutout to Michael Black for the awesome photos!
We'll be at 3 Dots Downtown this Friday, starting at 6. You should stop down 🎶❤️
We had a great turnout at 3 Dots Downtown for our community mural project! We can’t wait to see these murals on display in Calder WalkWay this May!
Visiting our friends at 3 Dots Downtown tonight.

Be sure to check the local art scene in your community.
Kudos to these strong, creative and innovative leaders in our community! We are grateful that they play active roles alongside our organization in fostering a vibrant and welcoming downtown!

The Makery 3 Dots Downtown Webster's Bookstore & Cafe
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