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The start of a new school year is an exciting time for both incoming freshman and returning students at Penn State. But there’s no reason why it can’t also be a fun time for parents. After months of buying dorm supplies, filling out financial aid paperwork, and packing the car to its breaking point, move-in week is a great to get to know Happy Valley, or to get reacquainted if you were a student... MORE
Get a head start on the Arts Festival this week (and all of July!) by viewing Images 2016, which are hanging in the Woskob Family Gallery of the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center and in both the Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery and Downsbrough Room of the Schlow Centre Region Library during the month of July. A photograph by Tina Hay of State College, Bhutanese Monk, earned the Best... MORE
The Pennsylvania Organic FarmFest is a fun, family-oriented event focused on organic farming, good food, and sustainable living through a wide variety of educational events, local foods, lively entertainment, and interactive family activities.  It will be held on Friday, July 29th from 9:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 30th from 9 a.m.–10:30 p.m. at the Centre County Grange Fairgrounds... MORE
Here’s more good news. Rainy days, much like Mondays, don’t have to get us down! In fact, they’re the perfect excuse to enjoy indoor activities without feeling like a weather-waster (n. – One who fails to maximize the narrow window of blissfully sun-soaked days). A suboptimal forecast might be the perfect opportunity to check out what’s on display at the Bellefonte Art Museum. They’re open on... MORE
Low on cash this summer? Saving up for vacation? No problem! You don’t have to break the bank to have fun in Happy Valley. For the movie lovers, Tussey Mountain offers Movies on the Mountain, and this summer, admission is free. The next screening will be Star Wars: The Force Awakens on June 24. Family friendly films will be shown throughout the summer, beginning at dawn. Find out... MORE
For 75 years, folks have been gathering in Happy Valley to wish our country a happy birthday. Last year, the Travel Channel declared 4th Fest 'one of the best fireworks displays in the country.' They don't know the half of it. This all volunteer-run fete takes more than $200,000 to run, and is powered entirely by individual and corporate donations. It's one more thing that makes Happy... MORE
The State Theatre will continue its Read It, Watch It tradition this summer with free movies on Wednesdays at noon. This year’s series will include Up, The Lego Movie, Ratatouille, Stuart Little, and more top notch kids’ movies. Another favorite spot for family fun is Northland Bowl, and kids can bowl for free this summer! To register, click here. Northland Bowl offers daily specials, including... MORE
  Some of the other highlights on the promotional calendar this year include a Christian Hackenberg bobblehead giveaway for the first 1,000 fans on August 13; and for all of the Saved by the Bell fans, your chance to meet Principal Belding, Dennis Haskins, on Saturday, August 14. And on September 4, one lucky fan will be guaranteed to drive away from the final Spikes home game of the year in a... MORE
If you’re looking to add some variety to your routine of low-key pool weekends, incorporate a bit of excitement by planning a trip to one of Central PA’s amusement and water parks. DelGrosso’s is your home for “Hot Rides and Cool Slides!” The amusement park, located 30 miles southwest of State College in Tipton, PA, features a Kid’s Kingdom as one of over 30 rides and attractions in the park. ... MORE

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