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Newsletter for July 11th - July 17th
Volume 127
Entertainment Highlights

Journey to the Center of the Earth

A science professor, played by Brendan Fraser, and his nephew stumble upon a major discovery that launches them on a journey deep beneath the Earth's surface.

Also Check Out!

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Meet Dave

Music Video DJ Boner
9:00 p.m.
The Gingerbread Man

10:00 p.m.
The Saloon

Spider Kelly
10:30 p.m.
The Darkhorse Tavern

10:00 p.m.
Bar Bleu

8:00 p.m.
The State Theatre

PA Centre Stage Presents Camelot
7/11 & 7/12
8:00 p.m.
Citizen's Bank Theater

State College Community Theatre Presents West Side Story
7/11 & 7/12
8:00 p.m.
Boal Barn Playhouse

Shelby Lynne With Special Guest Jim Bianco
8:00 p.m.
The State Theatre

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

State College Spikes vs. Tri-City Valleycats - Spikes Floppy Hat Giveaway
7:05 p.m.
Medlar Field

State College Spikes vs. Tri-City Valleycats
7:05 p.m.
Medlar Field

Faces & Places Alive Presents Annie
7/11 & 7/12
7:30 p.m.
The Garman Opera House Theater

Terrific Crafts Session
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Schlow Centre Region Library

Centre Region Parks & Recreation's Youth Track Meet Series
5:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Bug Fest Performing Artist Storytime
2:30 p.m.
Schlow Centre Region Library


Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts

The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts will return to downtown State College July 11th-13th. The 42nd Annual Sidewalk Sale & Exhibition will feature over 300 exhibitors and will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday and from Noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The festival will feature Italian street painting, sand sculptures, live performances, a silent auction, and food vendors. Admission to the festival is free. Visitors can park in the Jordan East Lot. Parking is $5/ car. A free shuttle service will run from the lot to campus and downtown State College. For a detailed list of events and activities during the festival, visit


People's Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts

The People's Choice Festival will take place July 11th-13th at the Pennsylvania Military Museum Grounds in Boalsburg.  Hours of the festival are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday and Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.   The festival features the art of 169 local, Pennsylvania artists.  Besides art, visitors can enjoy live entertainment, a variety of food vendors, and a youth art sale.  Admission is free.  For a detailed listing of events, visit

Other Interesting Events Community Calendar 

Friday & Saturday, July 11th & 12th
8:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Davey Lab
The free astronomy festival features children's activities, planetarium shows, a 3-D tour of Mars, comet demonstrations, and more.  If the weather is clear, the rooftop observatory will also be open.  Admission is free.


Wednesday, July 16th
Centre Region Parks & Recreation Family Fun Night
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Welch Pool
Tonight's theme is "Hawaiian Night" at the swimming pool. The evening will feature swimming, contests, games, and prize giveaways. Admission is free for pool season pass holders and $3.50 per person for non-pass holders.

Thursday, July 17th
Peanut Carnival
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Park Forest Middle School Gym
Admission to the carnival is free.  Once inside, children can purchase bags of peanuts for 25 cents and use the peanuts to play games.

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Local Headlines More News 

Penn State To See More Funds
Penn State will see a rise in state funding of about $4.4 million for the 2008-2009 fiscal year.  Read more on this story....

Car Accident Closes 322
Westbound Route 322 was closed Wednesday as a result of a traffic accident involving a police officer.  Read more on this story....

Tax Issue Settled Between Penn State & Centre County
Centre County Commissioners and Penn State officials came to an agreement Tuesday evening that will settle a tax disagreement that led the county to file a lawsuit against the university.  Read more on this story....

Community Spotlight

Sixth Annual Lift For Life

The Sixth Annual Lift For Life will be held July 11th from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Holuba Hall. The event features numerous Nittany Lion football student-athletes competing in an 11 event strength and conditioning challenge that raises money for the Kidney Cancer Association. Last year, the event raised over $80,000 for the organization. The event is open to the public. A suggested donation of $10 per person or $25 per family is asked for at the door. Fans will also have a chance to meet with the athletes and receive autographs. For more information about the event, visit the event's website.

Open Houses
July 13th, Noon-2 p.m.
July 13th, 1-3 p.m.
July 13th, 1-3 p.m.
Fun Fact of the Week
The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts will feature over 300 artists from around the United States. How many artists applied to display their work at the festival?
Last week's answer:
56 men
Win A Free Round Of Golf!

Visit the following link and click on the banner to win a free round of golf at Toftrees Resort & Conference Center!

2008 Wedding Showcase &, in partnership with the Bryce Jordan Center, will host the 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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