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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!
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 to the river with the album’s 20 tracks, with staples from other E-Street Band albums like “Born To Run,” and "Born in the USA,” inevitably sprinkled in. In true fashion, the show will be a three-plus hour affair, with the River alone, running over 80 minutes.
If you’re planning a trip back to Happy Valley this spring, do so the weekend of April 16th! Watch some of Penn State’s top recruits will take to the gridiron in the annual Blue-White game at Beaver stadium. More details will be coming soon but as of now, the intra-squad scrimmage is scheduled for a 2pm kickoff. Join up with some of your friends and enjoy the Luke Bryan show the night before or Bruce Springsteen on the Monday after!
2016 Maple Harvest Festival
March 19-20 from10:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Celebrate the first harvest of the new year with Shaver’s Creek! Since 1984 they've hosted the Maple Harvest Festival and Pancake Breakfast to help people learn about the maple sugaring process — both in colonial times and the present day. You'll earn how to identify and tap sugar maple trees and visit the Sugar Shack to see sap transformed into syrup, watch costumed interpreters demonstrate sugaring techniques used by Native Americans, pioneers, and modern-day farmers, enjoy live music and storytelling, see live birds of prey and reptile shows and best of all....savor all-you-can-eat pancakes and maple syrup!
Admission to the festival and all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast (including two organic sausages) for:
children, ages 5 and under: FREE
nonmembers: $10 (ages 12+) and $6 (ages 6–11)
members*: $5 (ages 12+) and $3 (ages 6–11)
Tickets are only sold on the day of the festival. There are no advance sales.
*Members only: FREE breakfast and special program on Sunday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Pancakes, real maple syrup, two local pork sausage patties (per person), applesauce, and beverages (juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate)
Amy Shumer at the BJC
Amy Shumer, one of entertainment’s leading forces, is making her Happy Valley debut! The standup comedian, actress, writer, producer and director is coming to the BJC April 8. You don't want to miss it – get tickets here.
If you get a chance to see Broadway right here in Happy Valley (goodbye traffic and long commute!), do it! “CHICAGO still glitters hypnotically,” writes a New York Times critic. CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. No wonder CHICAGO has been honored with six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy, and thousands of standing ovations. It’s also no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences all around the world—from Mexico to Moscow, from São Paulo to South Africa. Whether you’re looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you’ve seen the Academy Award-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage, or whether you’ve seen it before and want to recapture the magic, CHICAGO always delivers.
There's nothing like springtime to reignite our house love. Whether it's making your present home as great as it can be, or starting on your dream home, the 2016 Central PA Home and Garden Show at the Bryce Jordan Center is the place to start! This Show is the largest in Central Pennsylvania and hosts the area’s finest network of housing industry experts. Open Friday, April 1: 3pm-8pm, Saturday, April 2: 10am-8pm and Sunday, April 3: 10am-4pm. Tickets can be purchased at the show. Click here to see theirseminars!
Want more? Here's our full event calendar – check back often, this spring is filling up fast!