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Not since “Cirkopolis” has Montreal-based contemporary circus troupe Cirque Éloize tantalized a central Pennsylvania audience with its gravity-defying acrobatics. The company will return to Penn State for the first time in three years with its new Wild West-themed adventure “Saloon.” The production, co-commissioned by the Center for the Performing Arts, will swing open its doors at 7:30 p.m.... MORE
The Penn State Homecoming-sponsored Color Run Penn State is returning to State College for a fourth year on September 25. Register now – tickets are $29.99 for the first 1,000 people, and then will increase. “The Color Run allows Penn State Homecoming to engage with the community especially because it is a weekend event. We are excited to put on such a fun event not only for Penn State... MORE
Tickets go on sale to public July 11 The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State has announced its 2016–2017 season lineup! From smash Broadway hits to contemporary circus to classical music performances, culture and entertainment await audiences from all walks of life. The upcoming season will feature 27 presentations and two Penn State School of Music features. Tickets will be... MORE
The start of a new school year is an exciting time for both incoming freshman and returning students at Penn State. But there’s no reason why it can’t also be a fun time for parents. After months of buying dorm supplies, filling out financial aid paperwork, and packing the car to its breaking point, move-in week is a great to get to know Happy Valley, or to get reacquainted if you were a student... MORE
Get a head start on the Arts Festival this week (and all of July!) by viewing Images 2016, which are hanging in the Woskob Family Gallery of the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center and in both the Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery and Downsbrough Room of the Schlow Centre Region Library during the month of July. A photograph by Tina Hay of State College, Bhutanese Monk, earned the Best... MORE
The Pennsylvania Organic FarmFest is a fun, family-oriented event focused on organic farming, good food, and sustainable living through a wide variety of educational events, local foods, lively entertainment, and interactive family activities.  It will be held on Friday, July 29th from 9:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 30th from 9 a.m.–10:30 p.m. at the Centre County Grange Fairgrounds... MORE
Here’s more good news. Rainy days, much like Mondays, don’t have to get us down! In fact, they’re the perfect excuse to enjoy indoor activities without feeling like a weather-waster (n. – One who fails to maximize the narrow window of blissfully sun-soaked days). A suboptimal forecast might be the perfect opportunity to check out what’s on display at the Bellefonte Art Museum. They’re open on... MORE
Low on cash this summer? Saving up for vacation? No problem! You don’t have to break the bank to have fun in Happy Valley. For the movie lovers, Tussey Mountain offers Movies on the Mountain, and this summer, admission is free. The next screening will be Star Wars: The Force Awakens on June 24. Family friendly films will be shown throughout the summer, beginning at dawn. Find out... MORE
For 75 years, folks have been gathering in Happy Valley to wish our country a happy birthday. Last year, the Travel Channel declared 4th Fest 'one of the best fireworks displays in the country.' They don't know the half of it. This all volunteer-run fete takes more than $200,000 to run, and is powered entirely by individual and corporate donations. It's one more thing that makes Happy... MORE
The State Theatre will continue its Read It, Watch It tradition this summer with free movies on Wednesdays at noon. This year’s series will include Up, The Lego Movie, Ratatouille, Stuart Little, and more top notch kids’ movies. Another favorite spot for family fun is Northland Bowl, and kids can bowl for free this summer! To register, click here. Northland Bowl offers daily specials, including... MORE

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