Events

Upcoming Events:December

November 2017

Every Tuesday & Thursday  •  10am – 11am

ZUMBA fitness classes

Zumba fitness classes fuse hypnotic Latin and world rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create an effective and exhilarating workout designed for people of any fitness level, from any background, and of any age. Instructor, Vivien Severn, has a background in music education and dance, and a love for Latin and world rhythms. Zumba fitness is the perfect combination of global dance, fitness and fun. Her classes include Latin, Hip hop, Reggaeton, Bellydance, Bhangra and other international dance styles.

Classes are $6 each, and 5-class punchcards can be purchased for $25. After 10 classes, the 11th class is free! No need to register and no dance experience needed—just drop in. Beginners are very welcome!

Wear comfortable clothes for working out, and sneakers without too much tread/grip (preferably not running shoes or cross trainers). If you have any questions please contact Vivian for advice on the best footwear. Please park in the parking lot on Cemetery Street and enter through the double doors with the stars.

Friday, November 3  •  6pm – 9pm

Rita & Steve Bower: Painted Journal II, Opening Reception

Factory Works Gallery at the Pajama Factory in Williamsport invites you to Painted Journal II, an exhibition of work by Rita & Steve Bower; a chronicle of the creative journey they have travelled over the years.  Light Refreshments Will Be Served

Having attended Mansfield University earning B.S. and Master’s Degrees in Art Education, they accepted teaching positions in separate districts. As Rita continued to teach for thirty-five years in the Southern Tioga School District, Steve left teaching and began a career as a professional watercolor artist for fifteen years. He concluded “full time painting” in 1988, when he again accepted a teaching position in the Southern Tioga School District. From 2001 to 2008, Steve served as adjunct professor at Mansfield University teaching Drawing and Water Base Media.

According to Steve, “It is almost painfully difficult to describe art and the art experience. Try to describe the wind, the sun on your face, or the look in a child’s eye and that is what it is like. For each person it is a distinctly different experience or sensation and we as artists try to create things which in the presence of others are transcendent enough to connect.”

Rita added that, “It is my dream to one day make art that will stir someone. Although more comfortable wearing the hat of the ‘art educator,’ when I make art I am often filled with a sense of accomplishment and honesty.”

We hope you will join us in exploring this painted journal that Rita and Steve Bower have and continue to create.

The Factory Works Gallery, housed within the Pajama Factory, a vibrant community of small businesses, artists/artisans, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits housed in 300,000 square feet of historic manufacturing buildings, hosts exhibitions of established local and regional artists as well as pop up exhibits for students and emerging artists.

Every Tuesday  •  5pm – 6pm

Taiko Classes

Lyco Taiko is offering weekly Japanese drumming classes in the Pajama Factory Community Room. Equal parts musical lesson and cardio workout, taiko combines drumming with movement and martial arts for a unique experience. Classes introduce students to basic techniques and repertoire, performance skills, and the historical and cultural context of the activity.

Classes take place from 5pm–6pm every Tuesday evening. Tuition is $15 per week, with your first lesson free of charge! No equipment or prior musical experience required!

Please direct any inquiries to instructor Urie Kline at lycotaiko@gmail.com or (570) 772-5118.

Saturday, November 11  •  10am – 4pm

Billtown Bazaar

The Billtown Bazaar is a brand new monthly market that will highlight artists and makers in our community!  All products will be handmade by local artisans in an effort to boost our local economy and awareness for small businesses.

The Bazaar will be held on the Second Saturday of every month from 10am-4pm at The Pajama Factory in Williamsport, PA.

Saturday, November 18  •  10am – 5pm

Williamsport Community Woodshop OPEN HOUSE

Would you like to try something new?  How about making great things out of wood…

Join us at the Williamsport Community Woodshop for an

OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, November 18th from 10am to 5pm

Stop in and enter for chance to win a free 3 Month Membership valued at $150.00!

At the Open House we will offer:

  • A free class on “How to be Successful in a Woodshop” (12-4pm)
  • Demonstrations on Basic Woodworking techniques, Woodturning, Tool sharpening and more.
  • Guided tours of our great facility
  • Have qualified staff on hand to answer all your questions.
  • Displays of Members projects (that you can learn how to make)

And, if you are interested in signing up for a 3 Month Membership during Open House, we will throw in one month absolutely free ($50 value).  Must be present to win.

The Williamsport Community Woodshop is a non-profit entity of the Factory Works program at the Pajama Factory.

Sunday, November 19  •  1pm – 3pm

Strong Moms, Spirit of Women Event (UPMC Susquehanna)

Restoring Strength and Health After Baby

Are you a mom under the age of 45 who would like to strengthen your core muscles? If so, UPMC Susquehanna is hosting a special Spirit of Women event just for you! Join us for an afternoon of fun, food, friendship, and knowledge.

Learn about the numerous anatomic and physiologic changes the female body undergoes during pregnancy, delivery, and during the postpartum period. UPMC Susquehanna’s women’s health specialists Shari Berthold, DPT; Victoria Hurwitz, DPT, WCS; and Amy Vandermark, DPT, will teach you strategies to restore your body to strength and optimal health as well as understand how to prevent and treat issues including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain.

Enjoy a glass of wine and delicious hors d’oeuvres while you mingle and shop with some of our favorite Spirit Business Rewards Partners. Bring your yoga mat to participate in group core strengthening activities and wear comfortable clothes that allow movement.

Don’t miss this Spirit of Women event in the beautiful Clearstory focusing on proactive health education for your generation! Space is limited and registration is required. To sign up for a free Spirit of Women membership and register for this event please call 1-888-720-8461.

Registration opens November 2.

December 2017

Friday, 12/1  •  6pm – 10pm | Saturday, 12/2  •  11am – 4pm

8th Annual Holiday Market

Holiday Market

Friday, December 1st from 6pm–10pm & Saturday, December 2nd from 11am–4pm.

Our annual Holiday Market is back, and this holiday tradition is more than just a way to get your holiday shopping done! Experience open artist studios, live music, art exhibitions, and local vendors & food truck fare… shop local at the Pajama Factory this season and add something truly original to your holidays this year.

Like our Holiday Market Facebook Page or following us on Twitter @PJFHolidayMarket to stay up to date all the current happenings!

For all Vendor Registrations, please click on the link below: www.pajamafactory.net/HolidayMarket/VendorRegistration

Every Tuesday  •  5pm – 6pm

Taiko Classes

Lyco Taiko is offering weekly Japanese drumming classes in the Pajama Factory Community Room. Equal parts musical lesson and cardio workout, taiko combines drumming with movement and martial arts for a unique experience. Classes introduce students to basic techniques and repertoire, performance skills, and the historical and cultural context of the activity.

Classes take place from 5pm–6pm every Tuesday evening. Tuition is $15 per week, with your first lesson free of charge! No equipment or prior musical experience required!

Please direct any inquiries to instructor Urie Kline at lycotaiko@gmail.com or (570) 772-5118.

Every Tuesday & Thursday  •  10am – 11am

ZUMBA fitness classes

Zumba fitness classes fuse hypnotic Latin and world rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create an effective and exhilarating workout designed for people of any fitness level, from any background, and of any age. Instructor, Vivien Severn, has a background in music education and dance, and a love for Latin and world rhythms. Zumba fitness is the perfect combination of global dance, fitness and fun. Her classes include Latin, Hip hop, Reggaeton, Bellydance, Bhangra and other international dance styles.

Classes are $6 each, and 5-class punchcards can be purchased for $25. After 10 classes, the 11th class is free! No need to register and no dance experience needed—just drop in. Beginners are very welcome!

Wear comfortable clothes for working out, and sneakers without too much tread/grip (preferably not running shoes or cross trainers). If you have any questions please contact Vivian for advice on the best footwear. Please park in the parking lot on Cemetery Street and enter through the double doors with the stars.

Saturday, December 30, 2016 • 6pm (Doors open at 5pm)

6th Annual Blues Bash

Start your New Year’s Eve festivities off right with one of Williamsport’s biggest celebrations in town!  This fundraising concert event benefits Factory Works and will feature local talent Stacia AbernathaGabe Stillman, plus Mystery Trayne.  With Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats from State College, and America’s oldest touring blues band, The Nighthawks.

SATURDAY, December 30th

NEW THIS YEAR… Bullfrog Brewery will be serving a selection of their best brews!

TICKETS: $30 in advance.  $40 at the door.

Doors open at 5pm.  Show begins at 6pm.  Food truck onsite.  BYOB

*Tickets can be purchased at Franco’s Lounge (570) 327-1840 and Way Cool Beans coffee shop at the Pajama Factory (570) 601-7512, or are available online with an additional $2 service charge.

A portion of the proceeds will directly benefit Factory Works, a local 501(c)3 organization housed at the Pajama Factory whose mission is to provide the Williamsport community with resources for nurturing artists and innovative thinkers to ignite a spirit of creativity that enriches our entire community.

Sponsored by the Pajama Factory and Enduring Star Productions.

 

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