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Newsletter for February 8th - February 15th
Volume 314
Entertainment Highlights

Opening this week:

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Safe House

Star Wars Episode I (3D)

Visit's Movie Section!

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

Annual 2/10 Day
10:00 pm
Cafe 210

Represent the Lie
10:00 pm

Brad Fey
8:00 pm

Dance, Aurora
10:20 pm

SCA Municipal Band
3:00 pm
SCAHS South Building

Grand Hotel
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Pavilion Theatre

Nittany Valley Symphony
7:30 pm
Eisenhower Auditorium

PSU Men's Volleyball
7:00 pm
Rec Hall

PSU Men's BBall vs Nebraska
1:00 pm

Roller Derby
5:00 pm
Penn Skates

Full PSU Weekly Sports Schedule

Space Explorers
5:00 pm
Shaver's Creek

Special Storytime Event
10:30 am
Barnes & Noble

Daddy/Daughter Dance
3:00 pm
Bellefonte YMCA

Daddy/Daughter Dance
3:30 pm
Ramada Inn



The Spikes annual free family festival known as 'Spikesfest' will be held this Sunday, February 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Penn State Multi-Sport Facility. Spikes fans of all ages will enjoy, games & entertainment, celebrity appearances, arts & crafts, a visit from Ike the Spike, Nittany Bank Nookie Monster and Bob the Baseball Dog. Parking and admission are both free. (more info)

Other Interesting Events Community Calendar 

Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

Come watch Penn State student teams compete in the 2012 Penn State Regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest this Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Ballroom at the Nittany Lion Inn. Suitable for children age 5 and above, the contest is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. This year’s national challenge is to design and build a machine that inflates a balloon and pops it in 20 or more steps. (more info)


Oscar Nominated Short Films

The State Theatre will be showing the Academy Award nominated short films in Animated and Live-Action Categories through 2/16. Please note the Live-Action Shorts and Animated Shorts will be running at different time, and each is a separate movie ticket. This is your opportunity to see the nominated films prior to the Academy Awards ceremony on February 26th. (times and more info)

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Local Headlines More News 

House ArrestJerry Sandusky not only should be denied visitation access to his grandchildren; he also should face tightened restrictions while he remains under house arrest. (read)

Trial Prep: Jerry Sandusky's lead attorney wants copies of text messages, e-mail correspondence, psychological records and much more as he prepares for trial. (read)

Erickson Responds: Penn State would see a nearly 30 percent decrease in state general-support funding under Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed budget for 2012-13. (read)

Paterno Memorial Tab: Expenses for the two-day public viewing and memorial service for Joe Paterno were approximately $29,000. (read)

Trash Changes: State College will overhaul its residential trash-collection system by early 2013. Meanwhile, proposed noise-enforcement changes will go to a hearing. (read)

(All News)

Community Spotlight


Next weekend (Feb. 17-19) the Bryce Jordan Center will be electric and awake for 48 straight hours as The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon-THON will once again (since 1977) be helping kids with cancer.  Each year THON has 15,000 volunteers, 700 dancers and to date, has raised more than $78 million for the fight against pediatric cancer, benefiting The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Children’s Hospital. VIsit here to learn more, view images and video from THON and DONATE!

Open Houses
February 12th, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
February 12th, 2012 12:00pm - 2:00pm
February 12th, 2012 12:00pm - 2:00pm
February 12th, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Fun Fact of the Week
More than nine million pet owners are expected to buy gifts for their pets this Valentine's Day; the average person will spend $5.04 on them.
Upcoming Events

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

American Idiot - 2/28-29

Magic Schoolbus Live - 4/1

Young Frankenstein - 4/11

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - 5/20 More Weather 


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