SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor, First Lady Wolf Invite Public to Holiday Open House at the Governor’s Residence this Sunday December 11, 2015 First Lady Frances Wolf, Governor’s Residence Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf invite the public to join them this Sunday, December 13th for a Holiday Open House at the Governor’s Residence, located at 2035 North Front Street. The Open House, which will run from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., will be held in conjunction with Historic Harrisburg’s Annual Candlelight House Tour.During the Open House, visitors will have the opportunity to drop off a new, unwrapped toy in the Toys for Tots box. A marine will be present to collect donations and talk about the program. Representatives from the American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program will also be present with holiday cards for visitors to fill out for local veterans.“In addition to the magnificent decorations featured by our outstanding volunteer designers, I also encourage visitors to take advantage of this opportunity to give back to our community through Toys for Tots and Holiday Mail for Heroes,” said First Lady Frances Wolf.Following is a schedule of entertainment provided by volunteers during the Open House:Grand Hall:1pm Trust Company A Cappella Singers4pm Piano Duets – Anne L. Parmer & Roger J. Levin MD, Ally Weller & Joey Goduto5pm Susquehanna Flute QuartetState Dining Room:1pm Trinity Lutheran Lemoyne Bell Choir2pm Karl Hausman, Pianist3pm Governor’s Horns Brass Quintet4pm Central Dauphin Acapella Singers5pm Jon Abel, PianistVisitors will also have the opportunity to view the current art exhibition entitled, “The Pennsylvania Arts Experience,” which is on display in the State Rooms through the end of February 2016 and features work from over 70 local Pennsylvania artists from the York-based nonprofit organization, The Pennsylvania Arts Experience.For those that can’t attend this Sunday, the Residence will be open from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on December 14, 15 and 16th for holiday tours. Both the Holiday Open House and tours are free, and reservations are not required. No large bags, purses or totes are permitted, and security measures will be in place. For more information, visit www.residence.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf
USG Community Affairs has planned a monthly gathering at the USC Community House, where students can sit down with neighborhood leaders and talk about the surrounding L.A. area.Reaching out · The USC Community House organizes the university’s relations with the surrounding Los Angeles neighborhoods. – Photo courtesy of the USC Community House USC’s Community House has a full-time staff, some of whom live in the house and coordinate USC and community relations. The USG-proposed monthly gatherings will discuss topics such as transportation and exchange programs with surrounding schools.“Their goal is to help organizations and give them the tools to carry out their events,” said Marissa Srour, director of Community Affairs. “It’s a fantastic resource for organizations that need help connecting with community leaders.”In the past, there has been minimal student involvement; the USC Community House mostly interacted with administrators. This year, however, the monthly meetings are intended to be both informative and interactive. Srour said they are opening up the house more this year because, in the past, students were not familiar with it as a resource.“It’s great to actually show students their surrounding community,” Srour said. “It’s really important to really connect them and use that resource. We want to increase awareness about this great community house and this great organization.”In the beginning of the year, a community tour was held by the local government for freshmen to see the surrounding community as well as the campus.This was the first time the tour was held and the tour bus was filled beyond capacity, so Srour said she expects a similar outcome for the monthly gatherings.Srour said she expects the monthly gatherings to begin at the end of the semester.