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Newsletter for August 24th - August 31st
Volume 290
Entertainment Highlights

Opening this week:

Our Idiot Brother

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Attack the Block


Visit's Movie Section!

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

Raise the Bar
8:00 pm

5 Cherry Lewis
10:00 pm

10:30 pm
The Saloon

Keep the Change
10:00 pm
Sown Under

Radio Golf
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Downtown Theatre Center

Shakespeare in the Park
King Lear - Free
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Friedman Parklet

7:00 pm

Spikes Homestand
8/26 - Batting Helmet Giveaway
8/27 - Totally Rad 80's Night
8/28 - Fireworks
8/31 - Ike the Spike Growth Chart
9/1 - FINAL GAME Fireworks
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PSU W-Volleyball
8:00 pm
Rec Hall

Crawling Critters and Ecology
11:00 am
Discovery Space

8/25 Velveeta
7:00 pm
Tussey Mountain

Charlotte's Web
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Boal Barn Playhouse


Grange Fair

The Centre County Grange Encampment and Fair, better known as "The Grange Fair," starts this week, (Aug. 25-Sept. 1). The Grange Fair is a city within a town, as campers "move into" the Grange Park in Centre Hall to live for more than a week. From sunup to sundown, fair activities abound including The McClymonts, Jim Ed Brown The Diamonds, draft-horse shows, carnival rides, tractor pulls, a queen contest, bake-sale auction, music shows, commercial exhibits, a livestock sale and, of course, great food! (more info)

Other Interesting Events Community Calendar 

Aviation Awareness Day

Don't miss the 3rd annual Aviation Awareness Day at University Park Airport this Saturday (Aug. 27) 9:00 - noon. Lots of airplanes on display, free Young Eagles rides for kids 8-17. Come out and learn about general aviation activities and opportunities in the Centre Region. (more info)


Penn State Football Eve

Penn State will kick off the 2011 campaign with "Penn State Football Eve" next Friday (Sept. 2). The eighth annual event starts the new season with a festival-like atmosphere surrounding Beaver Stadium followed by a celebration inside the stadium with the team and Coach Joe Paterno. (more)

Penn State Football info on

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Local Headlines More News 

Bike For LifeX-Game biking legend and State College resident Jamie Bestwick is hosting several charity biking events featuring big-name stars this Sunday at Tussey Mountain. (read)

Earthquake '11: The 5.9-magnitude earthquake that originated near Washington, D.C., on Tuesday was probably not strong enough to cause any building damage in State College. (read)

Steve Earle: A near-capacity crowd appeared rapt Monday night as Grammy winner Steve Earle played State College's State Theatre. (read & see photos)

BB Shooting: A Penn State student has confessed to shooting three passers-by with a BB gun in downtown State College (read)

(All News)

Community Spotlight

Rock the Block 2011

This Saturday, starting at noon, enjoy some free music and fun in Calder Way between Heister and Locust Lane. This year enjoy the music of Vision To None, Mindspine, Noise Auction, Eve To Adam, Candlelight Red, and Egypt Central. Calder Way merchants will have prizes and giveaways. (more info)

Open Houses
August 28th, 2011 2:30pm - 4:00pm
August 28th, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
August 28th, 2011 12:00pm - 2:00pm
August 28th, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Fun Fact of the Week
There are seven letters that look the same upside down as right side up.
Upcoming Events

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

Apple Harvest Festival - 9/24

The Zombies - 9/28

Cats - 11/15

American Idiot - 2/28, 29 More Weather 


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