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Newsletter for July 4th - July 10th
Volume 126
Entertainment Highlights


Will Smith stars in this movie about a human superhero who doesn't fit the mold of a "typical" superhero.

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The Wackness

The Blue Method
10:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Zeno's Pub

7/5 & 7/6
10:30 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.
Northland Bowl

Bike Night With DJ Troy Breon
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Roadhouse & Tavern

Dominic Swentosky
10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Allen Street Grill Piano Bar
Raystown Lake Summer Freedom Concert Featuring Ricky Lee & the Mustangs
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Seven Points Ampitheatre

PA Centre Stage Presents Camelot
8:00 p.m.
Citizen's Downtown Bank Theatre

The Taffetas
8:00 p.m.
Millbrook Playhouse

State College Community Theatre Presents West Side Story
7/5 & 7/6
8:00 p.m.
Boal Barn Playhouse

State College Spikes vs. Vermont Lake Monsters
1:05 p.m.
Medlar Field

State College Spikes vs. Hudson Valley Renegades - Spikes Golf Ball Giveaway
7:05 p.m.
Medlar Field

State College Spikes vs. Hudson Valley Renegades - Zach Duke Bobblehead Night
7:05 p.m.
Medlar Field

Centre Region Parks & Recreation's "Kids-On-Wheel" Parade
10:00 a.m.
Foster Avenue & Locust Lane

4th of July $4 Admission Day & Fireworks
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Lakemont Park

3D Sidewalk Chalk Craft Project
10:00 a.m. - Noon
Michael's Arts & Crafts

Read It, Watch It Children's Series - Showing of Curious George
The State Theatre

13th Annual Family Playground

The 13th Annual Family Playground will be set-up inside the Bryce Jordan Center on July 4th from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. during the Central PA 4th Fest. The indoor playground will feature rides and games for the entire family. Rides include two giant slides, a mechanical bull, a surf machine, a moonbounce, a circus train, and a pit stop challenge. Unlimited ride passes are $9.99/person and individual ride passes are $1/ride. For more information and a complete listing of rides, visit the Bryce Jordan Center's website.


Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts Children's Day

The 42nd Annual Central Festival of the Arts will begin with Children's Day on July 9th in downtown State College and on the Penn State campus. The Children & Youth Sidewalk Sale will be held on South Allen Street. Art from children ages 8-18 will be on display from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Other activities will be set up for children in Central Parklet from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Workshops will also take place on the lawn of Old Main for children. The Children & Youth Grand Procession Parade will begin at 4 p.m. on the lawn of Old Main. The parade route will follow Allen Street to Central Parklet. Numerous live performances by various children's groups will take place throughout downtown State College. For a complete listing of events and activities scheduled for Children's Day, visit the CPFA's website.

Other Interesting Events Community Calendar 

Saturday, July 5th
Boalsburg Street Dance Party
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Main Street
The street dance will feature local band Lemonsoul; admission is free.

Tuesday, July 8th - Sunday, July 13th
Philipsburg Heritage Days
Downtown Philipsburg
The annual festival will feature live music, crafts, food vendors, a flower show, children's activities, a baking contest, a car show, and more.  For a complete listing of events, visit the festival's website.

Thursday, July 10th
People's Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts Opening Day
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
PA Military Museum Grounds
The annual art festival features arts and crafts by Pennsylvania artists, live performances, children's activities, food vendors, etc.  For a complete listing of opening day activities, visit the festival's website.

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Community Spotlight

Central Pennsylvania 4th Fest

The annual all-day Independence Day celebration begins at 9 a.m. on The annual all-day Independence Day celebration begins at 9 a.m. on July 4th with the running of the Firecracker 4K. Family activities, interactive displays, food vendors, and live performances will be featured throughout the day on Curtain Road and in front of the Bryce Jordan Center. Activities at this year's celebration include a chain saw carving demonstration, a Nascar display, an inside family playground area, mini golf, a pyrotechnics demonstration, crafts, military equipment displays, and a climbing wall. The evening will conclude with a choreographed fireworks display at 9:20 p.m. General admission to most 4th Fest activities is free. An $8 donation is requested for parking in lots on campus to view the fireworks. For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit

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Fun Fact of the Week
How many men signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776?
Last week's answer:
c. 5,632 people
Win A Free Round Of Golf!

Visit the following link to sign up and win a free round of golf from Toftress Resort & Conference Center!

2008 Wedding Showcase &, in partnership with the Bryce Jordan Center, will host the 2008 Wedding Showcase Sunday, September 28th from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Bryce Jordan Center.

The show will feature numerous vendors, a fashion show, live seminars, etc.

Brides can now register for the event at the 2008 Wedding Showcase's official website, More Weather 


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Heavy rain from Tropical Rainstorm Zeta


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A little morning rain; mostly cloudy


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