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No football game this weekend? No worries. There’s plenty going on in Happy Valley. For starters, it’s Parents’ Weekend at Penn State. So while there isn’t a football game, town should be bustling with activity. Coming into town just for the weekend? Or are you just trying to figure out how to fill the void since the Nittany Lions are – gasp – off this week? Let’s take a closer look at the... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK – One of the most popular Halloween traditions is back for another year. It’s the Aboretum at Penn State’s Jack-o’-Lantern Contest. This year, the contest will be held on Friday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct. 14. Want to participate? Well, you can – and it’s easy! There will be a free pumpkin pickup from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8 at the Arboretum – while supplies last.... MORE
OK, so the No. 4 team in the nation is on the road this week. Can’t make it to Evanston for the game? No worries, there’s lots to do in Happy Valley. Here’s a closer look at what’s going on this weekend: Thursday, Oct. 5 Wynonna & The Big Noise – There are very few artist who are known simply by their first name. Wynonna is one of the few. She and her band, the Big Noise, will... MORE
  UNIVERSITY PARK – Robert Booz flew over the jungles of Vietnam as an Air Force pilot. Debra Burger’s brother was declared missing in action soon after she celebrated her 11th birthday. Then-Penn State student Howard Davidson demonstrated against the war and marched in Washington, D.C. Their stories are among many local ones that have been shared as part of a WPSU project about the... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK – There are some big names coming to the Bryce Jordan Center. Two big names – Lana Del Rey and Miranda Lambert – were announced this week. Let’s take a closer look at the concerts on the horizon at the BJC: Lana Del Rey – Announced earlier this week, Lana Del Rey will hit the BJC stage on Friday, Jan. 26. University Park is one of 24 dates on the “La to the Moon” Tour.... MORE
Start Parents' Weekend early with contemporary circus troupe Flip FabriQue and its gravity-defying production “Catch Me!” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in Eisenhower Auditorium, and in a school-time matinee at 10 a.m. on Oct. 12. These young acrobatic allies know how to hold a party and spend their time challenging each other to spellbinding cirque techniques, including trampoline wall... MORE
No Penn State home game? No problem – there’s still plenty to do in Happy Valley this weekend. There’s still plenty of sports. If sports aren’t your thing, there’s a play, a flea market and the Nittany Con. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights: Penn State sports – Sure, the Nittany Lions are away, traveling Iowa for their first road game of the season, at Iowa. Here in Happy... MORE
UNIVERSITY PARK – Tonight is the night. The defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins will invade Happy Valley for a preseason NHL game against the Buffalo Sabres. It is the first preseason game of the year for the back-to-back Stanley Cup Champs. Buffalo opened its season on Monday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. If you’re a Penguins fan hoping to see some of the team’s... MORE
If you are looking for something to do this fall, there’s no need to look any further than Happy Valley and the surrounding area. There’s plenty to do. Whether you’re looking for food, pumpkins, or beer, there’s something for everyone. A closer look at some of the fall festivals in the area:    Saturday, Sept. 16 Snow Shoe Fall Festival and Car Show 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.... MORE
This weekend has is one of Penn State's much-vaunted night games, and you guys are in for a treat. The trees are just starting to change, and that familiar snap is back in the air. It's one of those perfect autumn weekends we've been looking forward to all year long. Have a little extra time here this weekend? We have some ideas to make it great! Friday, Sept. 15 Mae Head out to the... MORE

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