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Newsletter for December 29th - January 5th
Volume 256
Entertainment Highlights


Little Fockers

True Grit

Gulliver's Travels

Visit's Movie Section!

Grab dinner and a movie. Visit's Dining Guide for dining suggestions, user ratings, menus and more!

Screaming Ducks
10:00 pm

Troy Breon
10:30 pm

Ghengis Gyekis
8:30 pm
Elk Creek Aleworks

My Hero Zero
10:30 pm

SCAHS Jazz Band
8:00 pm
State Theatre

Singing Onstage - Little Shop of Horrors
7:30 pm
State Theatre

Met Opera
1:00 pm
State Theatre

First Night 5K
6:30 pm
Corner of College and Allen

PSU M-Basketball v Purdue
6:30 pm

PSU M-Basketball v Mich St.
1:00 pm

Village Ice Rink

Build a Battery Organizer
11:00 am
Home Depot

Lowes Build and Grow
10:00 am




2011 First Night State College

First Night State College will take over downtown Dec. 31. Along with the large ice sculptures on Allen St., First Night will feature musical and theatrical performances in downtown churches, carriage rides, reindeer display, a Grand Procession, indoor and outdoor resolution sculptures, and art workshops for young people downtown. (more info)

What is your New Year's Resolution? Tell us and you could win a $50 gift certificate to Dos Locos. ENTER HERE

Check out our listing of local bar New Year's Eve festivities here.

Other Interesting Events Community Calendar 

First Night Ice Skating

Start off your family New Year's Eve up at the PSU Ice Rink.  Skating will be from 5:00 pm until 11:00 pm. Shuttles will run to the ice rink from College Avenue Downtown.  Button is required and skates are only $1.75. (more info)


Outback Bowl on Big Screen FREE!

Head over to The State Theatre to cheer the Nittany Lions as they battle the Florida Gators on their 31-foot big screen with state of the art surround sound! There's nothing else like it! First come, first serve. Doors open at 12 pm. (more info)

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Local Headlines More News 

Don't Expect DeChellis to Go Anywhere Before Season's End

Many hoops followers are shocked that Ed DeChellis hasn't been fired by now. But that point of view may lack a bit of story

Spanier Annual Movie Reviews by Adam Smeltz

"The Social Network" and "True Grit" have earned higher rankings than "Unstoppable," "Gasland" and "Little Fockers" in the annual movie reviews by Penn State President Graham more

Community Spotlight

Bill Welch Memorial Cartoon Series

Saturdays during the month of January, in honor of former State College Mayor Bill Welch, The State Theatre invites you to watch all your Warner Brother’s favorites: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, the Roadrunner and so much more! It’s a great opportunity to share the antics of these timeless classics with your family. (more info)

Penn State Outback Bowl Notes

Penn State (7-5) vs. Florida (7-5)

When: Saturday, January 1, 2011
Where: Raymond James Stadium (65,657)
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. ET
Rosters: PSU/Florida

ABC will nationally televise the contest with Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden and Suzy Kolber calling the action.

The Nittany Lions and Gators are meeting for the third time, with all three meetings in bowl games. Florida has won the two previous contests, in the 1962 Gator Bowl (17-7) and the 1998 Florida Citrus Bowl (21-6).

The Outback Bowl is the only 2010-11 post-season game featuring head coaches that both have won a national championship. The Nittany Lions are playing in their fifth New Year's bowl game in the past six years, having played in the 2006 FedEx Orange Bowl, 2007 Outback Bowl, 2009 Rose Bowl and 2010 Capital One Bowl.

Fun Fact of the Week
The first New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square happened in what year?
A. 1907
B. 1921
C. 1935
D. 1940
Last week's answer:
Alabama-What was the first state to declare Christmas a legal holiday?
Upcoming Events

Just a few upcoming events.  Post and see other events on our Community Calendar.

Click, Clack, Moo 1/23

Fiddler On The Roof 1/25

The Capitol Steps Liberal Shop of Horrors 1/30

THON 2/18-20

The Color Purple 3/22-23 More Weather 


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