Weekend events: Nittany Knights perform, PSU baseball hosts series

STATE COLLEGE – Don't think Happy Valley is suddenly boring and uneventful just because classes are ending at the university. Between baseball games and the Birding Cup, locals and visitors should have no problem finding the perfect way to spend their weekend.


Birding Cup – Shaver’s Creek is hosting a scavenger hunt for bird lovers on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5. This annual event sends teams of bird-lovers on a quest to find the most bird species in a 24-hour span. All proceeds will go toward Shaver’s Creek’s plan to remodel their raptor enclosures.

Penn State baseball vs. Michigan State – The Nittany Lions will face the Spartans in the first of three games on May 4 at 6:30 p.m. It is the final Big Ten home series of the season for the Lions. There are games all weekend long as they play Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.


Celebrity Softball Tournament to Benefit Alzheimer’s Awareness – David’s Dreamers, a team dedicated to fighting Alzheimer’s, is holding a charity softball tournament to raise money for Alzheimer’s awareness. One game during the event will be a celebrity game with former Penn State and NFL players, along with other local athletes, politicians and TV personalities. The tournament will be between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Battery B Drill Exercise – The Pennsylvania Military Museum is hosting a Battery B Drill exercise on May 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the annual safety training and recruitment drive, the Civil War re-enactment group of the 3rd Pennsylvania Volunteers will show how to be safe and smart when loading and firing artillery pieces.

A Basket Full: Spring Open House – Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., A Basket Full is hosting its Spring Open House in celebration of Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby. With door prizes and refreshments provided, don’t forget to stop by 121 E. Main Street in Boalsburg to join in the festivities.

Nittany Knights annual Show – The Nittany Knights Men’s a cappella Barbershop Chorus is performing its annual show at the State Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Having won an abundance of awards as a barbershop quartet last year, the group is eager to perform again. The Mount Nittany Middle School children’s chorus will also be performing. Tickets are available for $16. Visit www.thestatetheatre.org for more information.


World War I Through the Eyes of the Common Soldier – Kenneth Redline, a late World War I veteran, will have his story told through his daughter, Judith Redline Coopey, as she recounts his experiences during active duty in the war, from the carnage of battle to the power of raw courage and the bond that connected him and his fellow soldiers, and she will share how these moments and memories affected him long after the war was won. The event, hosted by the Pennsylvania Military Museum, will run from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.


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