Weekend events: Plenty to do on Easter in Happy Valley

STATE COLLEGE – As hard as it is to believe, the end of March is here. On the calendar and otherwise, spring is here.

It’s Easter weekend in Happy Valley, but just because it’s a holiday weekend doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do. Quite the contrary.

In fact, there’s plenty going on. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights:

FRIDAY, MARCH 30

Penn State baseball – The Nittany Lion baseball team returns home for a three-game set with Purdue. First pitch at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park is set for 6:30 p.m. The series is Penn State’s first at home against a Big Ten foe.

“The Breath of Life” – This bitingly funny play asks “how do you define yourself and make sense of your own history amid the noise of memory, love and loss?” The play will take place at 8 p.m. in the Attic at the State Theatre. For tickets or more information, visit www.thestatetheatre.org.

SATURDAY, MARCH 31

12th annual Bunny Blitz 5K Trail Run and Walk – The 12th annual Bunny Blitz 5K Trail Run and Walk will be held beginning at 8:15 a.m. at the Harpster Ball Field. Walk begins at 8:15 a.m., while the run begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com.

Bellefonte Community Egg Hunt – Bellefonte will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Talleyrand Park in Bellefonte. All children 12 years of age and under are invited to attend. There will be games, refreshments, a visit from the Easter Bunny and, of course, eggs – 15,000 of them, to be exact. The event is held free of charge and children are broken down by age group. The event is held in conjunction with Historic Bellefonte, Inc.

Golfin’ on the Green – The Penn State Golf Courses will host an eco-friendly, spring-themed event, “Golfin’ on the Green,” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at The Penn State Blue Course, 1523 W. College Ave., State College. The event is open to the community and is for children 5 to 10 years of age. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in engaging and fun activities centered around the concept and sport of golf. The class, taught by instructor Kathleen Raupach, will give young people the opportunity to learn about golf and sustainability. There is no cost to attend, but participants must register at www.pennstategolfcourse.com.

For more information, call (814) 863-0257.

Penn State baseball – The Nittany Lion baseball team faces Purdue in the second game of the weekend series. First pitch is set for 2 p.m.

“The Breath of Life” – If you missed Friday’s show, the irreverent play has a show at 8 p.m. Saturday night. Judi Dench and Maggie Smith appeared in the play when it premiered in London.

SUNDAY, APRIL 1

Penn State baseball – The final game of the three-game series with Purdue gets underway at 11 a.m. Let the kids find their Easter baskets, then get on out to Medlar Field at Lubrano Park for a great day of Big Ten baseball.

“The Breath of Life” – Looking for something to do Easter Sunday? Look no further than the Attic at the State Theatre for a matinee as the play completes its first weekend of performance. The curtain rises at 3 p.m.

 

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