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By Scott McKee  As the remnants of a long cold winter began giving way to the first signs of spring, I found myself humming a song that has a way of randomly popping into my head from time to time: “Happy trails to you, until we meet again, Happy trails to you, keep smilin’ until then.” Happy Trails could easily be a theme song for the central Pennsylvania outdoors community. The... MORE
Events, Recreation, Camping and More Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer at local state parks. Get out this weekend and enjoy the great outdoors with activities that offer fun for the whole family.  Activities are planned Saturday and Sunday, May 23-24, at popular Bald Eagle State Park, including sessions in kayak fishing, geocaching and the popular family fishing. For less... MORE
It's Spring and the Fun is Ramping up! It's spring in Happy Valley and our favorite place to live, work and play is coming alive, people! We've got historic concerts (we're looking at you, Bruce Springsteen), Broadway, outdoor fun and Blue-White weekend just weeks away. Here's some of our favorite stuff coming up!   Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band April 18 Along with his... MORE
The Blue Band Intramural Fields will once again come to life with musical beauty April 29. In its 41st year, the festival will feature Indie Rock band “Walk The Moon,” as its headliner. Other acts will include rapper “Nelly,” alternative rock’s “X Ambassadors and “MisterWives, along with pop artist Sammy Adams. The event was recently named one of the top five student-run music festivals by... MORE
Along with his “Earth Shakin’, Noise Makin’ E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen brings “The River Tour,” to the Bryce Jordan Center April 18! Only performed once in its entirety in 2009, Springsteen’s “The River,” features classics such as “Out in the Street,” “Sherry Darling,” and of course, “The River.” Armed with the promise of “transforming” the audience, Springsteen and his band take you down... MORE
The largest defeat of the American Army and the largest single battle of WWII will come to life Saturday, March 19 at the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg, just three miles east of State College. The event starts at 1:30 p.m. and will feature the 2007 German-produced documentary “You Enter Germany- Bloody Huertgen and the Siegfried Line.” Between September of 1944 and February 1945,... MORE
March 23 is a chance for the whole family to revel in a night of fun at the Bryce Jordan Center! Join us at 7 p.m., as the Harlem Globetrotters, on the backs of their 90th anniversary world-tour, bring their star-studded roster and the promise of bringing fans to their feet, to Happy Valley. According to bjc.psu.edu, fans will delight in the ball-handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-... MORE
Looking for a kid-friendly event in Happy Valley? Look no further than Eisenhower Auditorium on March 31 at 7:30 p.m. The Moscow Festival Ballet brings the Sleeping Beauty Ballet to life as a light-hearted fantasy of popular culture, according to calendar.centredaily.com. It is a journey to an enchanted forest, where good triumphs over evil with a single kiss. This is a kid-friendly event... MORE
Industry-leading and comedic genius Amy Shumer will bring her talents to the Bryce Jordan Center Friday, April 8 at 8 p.m.! Amy is the creator, star, writer and executive producer of the award-winning TV series “Inside Amy Shumer,” the popular Comedy Central series since 2013. The show is currently in its fourth season and was recently picked up for a fifth by Comedy Central. It will return to... MORE
The Use Your Voice 2016 Tour is landing in Happy Valley on Wednesday, March 16, in the Eisenhower Auditorium. Singer-songwriters Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell bring an evening that celebrates songwriting and performance, and doubles as a voter engagement drive in conjunction with the League of Women Voters. It’s a nonpartisan effort to inform music fans about voter registration,... MORE

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