Newsletter for July 13th - July 20th
Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts
State College is abuzz
with activity this weekend. The Arts Festival has returned and will bring over
125,000 people to downtown State College and the University Park campus.
Come celebrate the arts with the nationally recognized sidewalk sale
and exhibition, sand sculpture, great music, theatrical performances,
children activities and all sorts of food choices!
You can find all your Arts Festival information by using our Online Arts Festival
Guide. You can look at and share photos,
make comments in the blog. view
the live Arts
Fest Camera and of course see all the events
happening at the Festival.
While at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts don't forget
to stop over in Boalsburg for the People's
This annual arts festival features some of the very best of
Pennsylvania artisans. Food, fun and family entertainment in a
park-like setting on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum. (more info)
Looking for something to do after the Arts Festival winds down?
AstroFest will run during the Arts Festival 8:30 to 11:30 pm at Davey
Lab through Saturday. Astronomy
crafts, demonstrations, planetarium shows, rooftop stargazing, 3D tours
the Milky Way, and the universe and activities for children of all ages
featured. (see more info)
Arts Festival Begins: As Tuesday's sun beat down on the Arts Festival route,
workers, artists and food vendors prepared for Wednesday's onslaught. (see photos)
Win Tickets: Enter StateCollege.com's trivia contest for a chance to win tickets to see Dispatch at the Bryce Jordan Center. (enter here)
Spanier VIsits Bhutan: Penn State President Graham Spanier visited the Kingdom of Bhutan back
in May. The country, whose prime minister is a Penn State alumnus, is
interested in collaborating with the university. (read)
Gun Warning: Controversial salary and warning sign proposals did not receive enough
support to be considered at a regular State College Borough Council
Penn State's Lincoln: George W. Atherton, the man for whom State College's main thoroughfare
is named, was Penn State's seventh president, its "second founder" and,
perhaps, its financial savior as a land-grant institution.
Celebrate books and authors at the second annual BookFestPA. On Saturday, authors will talk about their work, sign books, and meet their fans on
campus at the Hintz Family Alumni Center. Downtown events will be at the
State College Presbyterian Church and in the Downsbrough Room in the
Schlow Centre Region Library. (more info)
You will burn seven percent more calories walking on hard dirt then pavement.
Mainly cloudy, a little rain; cooler
Fog in the morning; turning sunny
Mostly sunny and pleasant
Mostly sunny and delightful
Sunny much of the time and more humid
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