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Newsletter for October 17th - October 23rd
Volume 141
Entertainment Highlights

The Secret Life of Bees

Based on the popular, best-selling book, this drama centers around a teenage girl who flees her father's home with her caregiver in 1960's South Carolina and moves in with a group of sisters.

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Max Payne


What Just Happened

10:30 p.m.
The Saloon

Bill Filer
10:00 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Allen Street Grill

Andy Tolins Bluegrass Revue
7:00 p.m.
Zeno's Pub

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

Billy Bragg With Special Guest The Watson Twins
9:00 p.m.
The State Theatre

Penn State School of Theatre Presents A Man of No Importance
10/20 - 10/23
8:00 p.m.
Citizen's Bank Theatre

State College Community Theatre Presents Honeymoon At Graveside Manor
10/22 & 10/23
8:00 p.m.
Boal Barn Playhouse

An Evening With The Del McCoury Band
8:00 p.m.
The State Theatre

Penn State's Women's Volleyball vs. Michigan
4:00 p.m.
Rec Hall

State College H.S. Football at Altoona
7:00 p.m.
Mansion Park

Bellefonte H.S. Football vs. Penns Valley
7:00 p.m.
Rogers Stadium

Penn State Football vs. Michigan
4:30 p.m.
Beaver Stadium

Homecoming Student & Alumni Ice Cream Social
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
HIntz Family Alumni Center

Haunted House Picture Frame Children's Craft Project
10:00 a.m. - Noon
Michael's Arts & Crafts

Everybody Storytime
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Schlow Library

Pumpking Carving Night
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Shaver's Creek Environmental Center


Lincoln Caverns Ghosts & Goblins Tour

Lincoln Caverns will host the 25th annual Ghosts & Goblins Tour Friday and Saturday evenings in October.  From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday & Saturday evenings, guests can take a tour of the haunted caverns & haunted trail.  Tickets are $9.99/adult when purchased in advance for a tour of the caverns and trail.  The evening tours are not recommended for young children.  From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday afternoons, families are invited on a one-hour tour through a haunted and a natural cavern.  Tickets purchased in advance for the afternoon tour are $9.99/adult and $6.50 for children ages 4-12.  Children ages 4 & under are admitted free.  All children must be acoompanied by an adult.  Advanced ticket purchases are highly recommended by Lincoln Caverns.  For more information about the annual Halloween event, visit Lincoln Caverns' website.


Dark in the Park - Stories Around the Campfire

Centre Region Parks and Recreation will host the annual Dark in the Park - Stories Around the Campfire Wednesday, October 22nd from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Sunset Park on McKee Street.  Area storytellers will tell seasonal & Halloween tales around a campfire.  In case of bad weather, the event will be held inside at the Easterly Parkway Elementary School's All-Purpose Room.  Admission to the event is free; families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and hot beverages to the the event.

Other Interesting Events Community Calendar 

Saturday, October 18th
Blue White Hoops Fest
11:30 a.m.
Bryce Jordan Center
Come out and cheer on the Penn State men's and women's basketball teams prior to the Tailgreat Pep Rally on Saturday!  The players will compete in a three-point contest and a slam dunk contest.  There will be an autograph session at the end of the event for fans.

Thursday, October 23rd
7:30 p.m.
Eisenhower Audtiorium
The touring Broadway musical comes to Penn State!  Tickets are $55 & $49 for adults, $50 & $44 for children 18 & younger, and $40 & $34 for University Park students.

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Community Spotlight

Penn State Homecoming 2008

Numerous Penn State Homecoming activities begin this weekend, including the annual Homecoming parade through campus and downtown State College Friday evening, October 17th.  This year's Homecoming theme is Inspired By Tradition.  After the parade, the Homecoming Queen & King Coronation will be held at Old Main along with a pep rally.  Homecoming festivities culminate with number three ranked Penn State taking on Michigan at Beaver Stadium Saturday, October 18th.  Kick-off is scheduled for 4 p.m.  For more information about Homecoming events, visit

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Fun Fact of the Week
How many medals did gymnast Nastia Liukin win at the 2008 Olympics in China?
a. 2
b. 3
c. 5
d. 6
Answer the above trivia question correctly to be entered into a drawing for 4 free tickets to the 2008 Tour of Gymnastics Superstars Oct. 24th at the Bryce Jordan Center
Last week's answer:
b. 1961
High School Football

Visit our High School Football Section to read previews & reviews of local high school football games in Blair, Centre, and Clearfield counties! More Weather 


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Mostly cloudy and mild


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Cloudy with a chance of rain

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