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Newsletter for August 15th - August 21st
Volume 132
Entertainment Highlights

Tropic Thunder

Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., and Ben Stiller star in this comedy about a group of actors who set out to make the most expensive war film but end up encountering trouble with real enemy forces in the jungles of Southeast Asia.

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Fly Me to the Moon 3D

Mirrors

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

AAA Blues Band - Smoke Free
8/15
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Zeno's Pub

Lowjack
8/15
10:00 p.m.
Bar Bleu

JP Rocks
8/21
7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tussey Mountain Wing Fest

Original Cover Band
8/21
10:30 p.m.
Cafe 210 West

Sha Na Na
8/15
7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
The State Theatre

The Foreigner
8/15 & 8/16
8:00 p.m.
Millbrook Playhouse

State College Community Theatre Presents The Full Monty
8/15 & 8/16
8:00 p.m.
Boal Barn Playhouse

Foreigner: Live In Altoona
8/19
8:00 p.m.
Altoona Railroaders Museum

State College Spikes vs. Williamsport Crosscutters - Fireworks Night
8/17
7:05 p.m.
Medlar Field

Penn State Men's Soccer vs. Marshall
8/19
7:00 p.m.
Jeffrey Field

State College Spikes vs. Jamestown Jammers - Spikes Sling Bag Giveaway
8/21
7:05 p.m.
Medlar Field

State College Spikes vs. Jamestown Jammers - Fireworks Night
8/22
7:05 p.m.
Medlar Field
Shakespeare In the Park - A Midsummer Night's Dream
8/15 & 8/16
6:00 p.m.
Orchard Park Amphitheater

Passport to the World of Reading
8/16
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Schlow Centre Region Library

Back To School Crafts
8/16
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Michael's Arts & Crafts
Noteworthy
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Bellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair

The Bellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair will take place Friday & Saturday, August 15th & 16th in downtown Bellefonte.  The event will feature over 70 artisans, live entertainment, food vendors, and children's activities.  Bands performing throughout the weekend include JP Rocks, The Original Cover Band, Bellefonte Community Band, Slide Zone, and The Sharptones.  The Fair Information Booth will be located on High Street near the Diamond.  A shuttle service will run from various locations in Bellefonte to the event.  Admission is free.

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Ag Progress Days

Ag Progress Days will take place August 19th-21st at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, nine miles southwest of State College on Route 45. The three day agriculture event will feature horse workshops & seminars, a 4-H Youth Building, a corn maze, animal science seminars, a conservation tent, garden tent, and the PA Preferred Best Chef of Pennsylvania Competition. Admission and parking are free. A CATA bus will also run from downtown State College to the event. For more information and a detailed listing of events, visit Ag Progress Days' website.

Other Interesting Events Community Calendar 
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Saturday, August 16th
Brew Expo 2008
Noon - 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Penn Stater
Tickets to the afternoon session are $45 and will be limited to 1,200 tickets sold. Ticket prices include a sampling of numerous PA micro-brews, regional & national beers, and classic imports. Also included in the price is an international food buffet. A special Connoisseur Session will be held in the evening and is limited to 400 guests. Tickets are $75 for the evening session. For more information about the expo or to purchase tickets, visit the event's website.

Thursday, August 21st
Grange Fair Opening Day
Grange Fairgrounds - Centre Hall
The annual Grange Fair begins today.  Highlighting today's activities are a draft horse show at 4 p.m. in the Horse Show Arena, the fair queen coronation at 7 p.m. and a performance by AC Express at 8 p.m. on the Grandstand Stage.  Daily admission to the fair is $5/adult or $15/weekly pass.  Children ages 11 & under are admitted free.  Parking is $3/car.

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Local Headlines More News 

Heroin Ring Busted
Charges were filed this week in connection with a large-scale Centre County heroin ring responsible for at least one drug-related death.  Read more on this story....

Local Hotel Employee Attacked At Work
An Atherton Hotel employee escaped an attacker Monday morning by kicking him until he let her go and fled.  Read more on this story....

Community Spotlight
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2nd Annual Herbie's Hometown Loop

The 2nd Annual Herbie's Hometown Loop will take place Saturday, August 16th at the Bellefonte Middle School.  The 4-mile run/walk begins at 8:30 a.m. and the non-competitive 16-mile bike ride begins at 10:30 a.m.  New to the event is a 2-mile kayak event.  Pre-registration is required for the kayak event but runners, walkers, and bikers can register for the run/walk and bike ride on Saturday.  The annual event is held in memory of Bellefonte native Jeremy Herbstritt who was one of the victims in the Virginia Tech tragedy.  For more information about the race, please call 383-9932.

Open Houses
Fun Fact of the Week
The Penn State Men's soccer team begins their season against Marshall on Tuesday, August 19th. How many games did the team win last year?
Last week's answer:
Illinois
Win A Free Round Of Golf!

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

2008 Wedding Showcase

Altoona.com & StateCollege.com, 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, www.WeddingPage.com.

AccuWeather.com More Weather 

Fri

High 77°F
Low 57°F

Beautiful with a full day of sunshine

Sat

High 82°F
Low 67°F

Some sun, a t-storm in spots in the p.m.

Sun

High 78°F
Low 64°F

Couple of thunderstorms

Mon

High 74°F
Low 56°F

Mostly cloudy, a t-storm; not as warm

Tue

High 71°F
Low 52°F

Partly sunny

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