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Newsletter for December 26th - January 1st
Volume 151
Entertainment Highlights

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Brad Pitt stars in this adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald's story about a man who was born in his eighties and ages backward.

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Marley & Me

The Spirit


Visit's Movie Section to view a list of local theaters and movie times!

Original Cover Band
10:00 p.m.
The Saloon

New Year's Eve Party With Local Motion DJ's
9:00 p.m.

Dennis Fallon & Friends
10:00 p.m.
Bar Bleu

New Year's Eve Party With the Screaming Ducks
10:30 p.m.
Zeno's Pub

Listen to the Music
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
American Ale House & Grill

Singing Onstage Studios Presents Striking 12
3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
The State Theatre

Lady Lion Basketball vs. Illinois
Bryce Jordan Center

Nittany Lion Basketball vs. Northwestern
Bryce Jordan Center

Rose Bowl - Penn State & USC
5:00 p.m.
Pasadena, CA

Holiday Lights on the Lake
12/26 - 1/1
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Lakemont Park

Free Saturday Morning Cartoons
10:00 a.m.
The State Theatre

Children's Storytime
10:30 a.m.
Barnes & Noble


First Night State College

State College's annual First Night New Year's Eve celebration will take place Wednesday, December 31st & Thursday, January 1st throughout downtown State College and Penn State's campus.  Visitors to the event can watch ice sculptors carve large blocks of ice into holiday displays.  The event also features live music, horse drawn carriage rides, live reindeer, a parade, ice skating, a Chinese New Year's celebration, and children's craft workshops.  At midnight, fire sculptures will be lit and a fireworks display will take place at Community Field.  A free shuttle will run between downtown State College and campus.  All events are alcohol-free and family friendly.

Other Interesting Events Community Calendar 

Wednesday, December 31st
Resolution 5K Run
6:30 p.m.
Downtown State College

The annual Resolution 5K Run is part of the First Night State College activities and is coordinated by the Nittany Valley Running Club.  The race begins on the corner of College Avenue & Allen Street and goes through campus.  Race headquarters are located in St. Paul's United Methodist Church.  Day of race registration for adults is $20 and includes a First Night State College button.

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Local Headlines More News 

Penn State Women's Volleyball Wins NCAA Title
The Penn State women's volleyball team defeated No. 2 Stanford to win back to back championships.  Read more on this story....

Burglary Suspect Caught After Icy Swim
An alleged burglar jumped into the Susquehanna River over the weekend while fleeing police.  Read more on this story....

Community Spotlight

First Night State College Book Fair Benefit

Prior to First Night State College, Barnes & Noble in State College will host a Book Fair to benefit the annual event Saturday, December 27th from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Those interested in helping First Night should visit their website and print the Book Fair voucher.  When purchasing books at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, present the voucher to the cashier.  A portion of each sale will be donated to First Night State College.  The event will also feature a children's story hour and children's craft projects.

Fun Fact of the Week
The Penn State women's volleyball team defeated Stanford over the weekend to win back to back NCAA Championships. Which school was the last college to accomplish this feat?
a. Michigan
c. USC
d. Stanford
Last week's answer:
b. 71 degrees More Weather 


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