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Newsletter for October 3rd - October 10th
Volume 348
Entertainment Highlights

Opening this week:


Taken 2

Pitch Perfect

Weekend movie times updated on Thursdays.

Visit our Movie Section for complete listings.

Grab Dinner and a movie. Our Dining Guide has dining suggestions, user ratings, menus and more.

Bodacious B
8:00 pm

Shake, Shake, Shake
10:30 pm

Dave joyce Band
10:30 pm

Bingo Players
9:00 pm

From Up Here
click for times
PSU Downtown Theatre Center

Zac Brown Band
7:00 pm
Bryce Jordan Center

The Merchant of Venice
7:30 pm
Schwab Auditorium

Jodi Benson
3/7;00 pm
State Theatre

Monster Hunt Race
1:00 pm
Black Moshannon Park

PSU Women Soccer vs Indiana
1:00 pm
Jeffrey Field

PSU Men Soccer vs Akron
7:00 pm
Jeffrey Field

Penn State Football Page

Star Wars Read Day!
2:00 pm
Barnes & Noble

Build a Fire Truck
9:00 am
Home Depot

Haunted Sleepy Hollow Trail
7:30 pm
Black Moshannon Park


Penn State Homecoming Weekend

This weekend is Penn State's Homecoming Weekend.  There are many events happening besides the game against Northwestern Saturday at noon. Whether you are an alumnus, a student or just a PSU supporter, check out all  the Homecoming events and coverage.  Also, keep up with Penn State Football and all PSU Sports on the PSU Pages. A list of other Penn State Sports happening this weekend (and lots of other great things to do) can be found on our Community Calender.

Other Interesting Events Community Calendar 

Penn State Horticulture Show

Come to the Penn Ag Arena this weekend to enjoy a beautifully displayed landscape designed and built by students of the Penn State Horticulture Club. While you are at the show don’t forget to enjoy some fresh apple cider! We will be selling fresh produce as well. All plant material is for sale. This year, several types of water systems will be showcased including a mountain spring, stream, wetland and lake. The show will take place on October 6th and 7th and will be open from 9:00 A.M until 6:00 P.M. Please come out and enjoy the scenic tour of Exploring Water In Nature. (more info)

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Local Headlines More News 


Critical of Sanctions: Dr. Scott Kretchmar, Penn State’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative from 2000-10, guest lectured a communications class, saying that “Penn State is being used and abused by the NCAA.” (more of lecture)

Memorial Field: State College Area School District announced the varsity football team's home game on Friday will be hosted at Memorial Field, the announcement coming one day after the east side bleachers were closed indefinitely. (sinkhole)

McQueary Suing: Former Penn State wide receivers coach Michael McQueary is seeking $4 million in damages from Penn State. (whistle-blower, defamation lawsuit)

Trader Joe's: Trader Joe’s is opening its State College-based location next month. (date set)


(All News)

Community Spotlight

Boalsburg Heritage Festival

Celebrate Boalsburg's birthday this Sunday with a community celebration! Music, food, crafts and more!  Make plans to visit this festival celebrating Boalsburg's unique link with Columbus and featuring ethnic crafts, food and live music. "Bringing It Back Home for Penn State” will be the theme and the festival is all free, including the wagon rides, and takes place on the diamond in Boalsburg at Church and Main Streets this Sunday, from Noon to 4 pm. (more info)

Penn State Gameday Notes

Penn State (3-2) vs Northwestern (5-0)

When: Saturday, Oct. 6
Where: Beaver Stadium
Kickoff: Noon - ESPN

Penn State brings a three-game winning streak into its Big Ten home opener and 93rd Homecoming game.

The Penn State-Northwestern game will air on ESPN, the Nittany Lions' sixth consecutive appearance on ESPN/ABC to open the season.

Penn State and Northwestern are not scheduled to meet again until at least 2017. 

Northwestern goes on the road for the first time since its Sept. 1 season-opener at Syracuse.

Penn State Football Page

Open Houses
October 7th, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
October 7th, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
October 7th, 2012 11:00am - 12:30pm
October 7th, 2012 11:00am - 12:30pm
Fun Fact of the Week
Penn State has the largest student run collegiate homecoming parade in the nation.

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

Cranberry Festival - 10/13

DownTown Fall Festival - 10/13

Bellefonte Fall Foliage Train Rides - 10/20-21

Punkin Chunkin - 10/20

Dark in the Park - 10/24

Halloween Costume Parade - 10/28

Run for Shelter 5k - 11/10

Fall Event Guide More Weather 


High 47°F
Low 29°F

Intervals of clouds and sunshine


High 44°F
Low 36°F

Intervals of clouds and sun


High 48°F
Low 44°F

Cloudy with occasional rain


High 48°F
Low 35°F

Cloudy with a shower in the afternoon


High 45°F
Low 32°F

Intervals of clouds and sunshine

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