Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Invite the Public to Second Sundays at the Governor’s Residence

first_imgGovernor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Invite the Public to Second Sundays at the Governor’s Residence First Lady Frances Wolf,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf today invited the public to visit the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg this Sunday, June 11th for “Arts in the Garden” – the first Second Sunday event of the season. Second Sundays are an annual series of free summer events offered at the Governor’s Residence on the second Sunday of each month from June through September. Visitors are invited to explore the Governor’s Residence and gardens from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Each event will highlight a specific theme and feature family-friendly activities.“Arts in the Garden at the Governor’s Residence provides a unique opportunity to meet and enjoy the work of many of our inspiring and talented Pennsylvania artists,” said First Lady Frances Wolf. “Second Sundays are also an excellent opportunity to visit and explore the Governor’s Residence and the exciting features that have been added to the grounds and gardens, including a newly-installed observation beehive.”During “Arts in the Garden” this Sunday, dancers from Rasika School of Dance will perform live at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and the Hanover High School Steel Drum Band (Hanover Steel) will perform at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Artists from the Art Association of Harrisburg and Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) will paint en plein air throughout the gardens. Representatives from Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center will provide fiber arts weaving demonstrations using different types of looms. Local potter and school teacher Erin Dean will provide pottery-making demonstrations using a spinning wheel, and local artist Marsha Souders will also provide demonstrations on techniques used to make clay monoprints. Face painting will be available for interested children throughout the afternoon.Governor’s Residence docents will be on hand to provide information as visitors are invited to explore the space and the gardens through self-guided tours. This event will also provide one of the last opportunities for the public to view the current art exhibit of works by former Pennsylvania House Speaker K. Leroy Irvis, which is on display in the State Rooms through the end of June. Irvis was the first African American to serve as speaker of the house in any state legislature in the United States since Reconstruction, and was also a prolific artist who created wood sculptures, abstract paintings, poetry, and other works of art during the latter half of the 20th Century.Second Sunday events are free, and reservations are not required. No large bags, purses or totes are permitted, and security measures will be in place. The dates and themes of the 2017 Second Sunday events are as follows:Sunday, June 11:      Arts in the GardenSunday, July 9:         Healthy Eating from the GardenSunday, August 13:  Creatures of the GardenSunday, Sept. 10:      Gallery WalkIn addition to Second Sunday events, docent-led tours of the Governor’s Residence and grounds are being offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. between now and the end of June. Please note that reservations are required for guided tours, and can be made by calling the Residence at 717-772-9130.For more information about the Governor’s Residence, Second Sundays and other events, visit www.residence.pa.gov. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img June 05, 2017last_img read more

Martins, Abdulhameed Lift Lawyers Table Tennis Open

first_imgNational Welfare Secretary of the NBA, Adesina Adegbite who was also at the event commended the participants and the organisers for the initiative. He also pledged to drum support for the sporting event at the national level of the NBA to ensure that its profile is further raised.“I congratulate everyone who has participated here today. It’s was quite interesting and refreshing to see Lawyers do sports. I’d like to thank the organizers for their consistency in doing this yearly. I’ll embark on a personal drive to drum support for this initiative at the national level of the NBA. I would also like to encourage all Lawyers across the country to come in next year and let’s do this together,” he noted.In the men’s category, Tunji Abdulhameed defended the title he won last year to retain the trophy as winner of the Men’s Category while Kabir Adeleke and Cisan Ezeikpe both settled for second and third places in both categories.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram History was made at the just concluded Lawyers Table Tennis Open (Mfon Usoro Cup) as Yetunde Martins knocked off seven-time winner of the competition,, Titilayo Osagie, to clinch the title of female category of the tournament.Martins who had always come out second best against her Ikeja Bar compatriot, Titilayo dug in deep in the final set to win a tense affair at the Tennis court inside National Stadium.Speaking on the tournament, its patron, Mfon Usoro said that the competition is aimed at encouraging healthy living with good progress witnessed yearly.“We started this competition to encourage Lawyers to imbibe healthy living and sportsmanship. It’s quite delightful to see a new winner in the female category. It’s a demonstration of the progress made by Martins and the tournament as a whole,” she said.last_img read more

Kawhi Leonard to face former Raptors teammates for first time Monday

first_imgThe most common question for the Clippers this season — “What’s been the most surprising thing about Kawhi?” — usually draws a response similar to Paul George’s Saturday: “He actually does talk.”JaMychal Green recently said he, too, was surprised to be hearing Kawhi Leonard’s voice at work every day — but that’s because he didn’t expect the two-time NBA Finals MVP to leave Toronto.Entering this summer’s free agency whirlwind, Leonard was fresh off leading the Raptors to their first NBA title in June and earning stature as the basketball king of The North.“The only unexpected thing for me was him coming to L.A., to the Clippers,” said Green, for whom Leonard’s arrival solidified his own decision to stay put. “I really didn’t think he was gonna go. I thought he was gonna stay in Toronto … or go to the Lakers. I really hadn’t heard too much Clippers talk, so it was unexpected. Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory I might have been mad that Kawhi left the Raptors after a title.but looking https://t.co/JPnRdaTOvk was a hell of a ride.goodluck to the man on his journey…was and will be a Legend in Toronto 🏆🏀🦖‼️🖐🏾 #KLhttps://t.co/unaucXLeBS pic.twitter.com/cdRv2W1Q4l— ✟THΔ REAL Ҝ.I.D✞ 🏆 (@waengangki) July 14, 2019 “But I feel like he made a great choice.”Leonard will face his former team for the first time Monday, when the Raptors conclude their two-night stay at Staples Center with a game against the 6-3 Clippers — who, after adding Leonard and George, were anointed this season’s favorite to win a title, which would also be a franchise first.Leonard has been generally spectacular in his seven games as a Clipper, averaging career bests in points (29), rebounds (8.1), assists (5.4), blocks (1.1).The 6-foot-7 fun guy from Moreno Valley has taken over in crunchtime with an NBA-leading 13.5 points per fourth quarter, immediately making a major impact with the league’s second-highest usage rate (39 percent), behind only Houston’s James Harden.Leonard also has sparked debate about load management when he missed two games in an effort to manage an ongoing patella tendon injury in his left knee. “They’ve been playing well,” Leonard said. “I haven’t got a chance to catch every game, but the games I catch, they’re playing well. Obviously they’re the next team that we’re going to play, so you see what they’ve been doing, but they’ve taken off where they left off.“OG’s finally getting a chance to play every game, a lot of minutes, so his improvement is just going to keep getting better, as well as Pascal. Him being the No. 1 option is great for him, he’s just going to learn and keep growing.”As much as Leonard appreciates those guys and all his Canadian fans, there’s just no place like home.“I’m able to see my family after the games,” Leonard said. “I’m in Southern California. Beautiful weather. I’m right at my house. Everything’s been good.” “I gotta do what’s gonna make me healthy and is going to help the team be successful, and that’s me being able to play basketball games for us,” said Leonard, who, remember, missed 22 regular-season games last season, a strategy that helped prepare him for a long postseason of heavy lifting: 30.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.7 steals and 39.1 minutes over 24 playoff games.He went out a champ.“It’s not like he left on bad terms, really,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “It’s one of those leave-good situations, not one of those leave-awful situations. And let’s be honest, in our league, it’s usually the other way. He’s had the benefit, the rare benefit, of being able to leave in a happy state.”He continues to hear support from grateful Canadian expats and tourists whenever he encounters them, which happens more than Leonard expected it would, he said.He also said he’s kept an appreciative eye on his former teammates as they rocketed to a 6-2 start, propelled by Pascal Siakam’s 27.9 points per game and OG Anunoby’s 3-point shooting (54.5 percent).Related Articles Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters last_img read more