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The Nittany Lions and Lady Lions are on the prowl for some serious action on the court. Get the scoop then get your tickets… Page 6

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New in Happy Valley New Home for an Old Favorite New Creamery! A Penn State staple, the University Creamery recently relocated to the new Food Sciences Building on the corner of Curtain Street and Bigler Road. With more than 200 flavor creations, including Peachy Paterno and Sandusky Blitz, The Creamery’s hand-dip expert employees strive to offer nearly 30 different flavor choices each day. 814-865-7535; www.creamery.psu.edu

Tempt Your Taste Buds at One of These Great New Restaurants Rotelli. How could you not try out a restaurant whose slogan is Pizza, Pasta, Perfect? In addition to traditional Italian subs, pizzas and entrees, this two-story downtown location also offers a full bar featuring Monday Martini Madness. 250 E. Calder Way, State College; 814-238-8463. The Cozy Thai Bistro. The metropolitan atmosphere of the area’s newest international offering lets patrons feel like they’re in a Soho café, right in downtown State College. Since it’s so new (and so good!), it’s also super busy, especially during the lunch hour when specials are offered. Bypass crowds by making a reservation. 454 E. College Ave., 814-237-0521. Herwig’s Austrian Bistro. For an authentic Austrian meal, visit the bistro at its new location in the former home of Mio Zio. Herwig’s offers traditional

tough-to-spell but great-to-devour entrees such as Wienerschnitzel and Bratwurstplatte. The restaurant also offers cooking classes. 132 W. College Ave., State College; www.herwigsaustrianbistro.com Alto Italian Restaurant and Bar. A sister restaurant of swanky State College favorite, Zola New World Bistro, Alto offers a menu of fine Italian food. Alto’s extensive wine list is perfect for connoisseurs. The restaurant is located in the former Victorian Manor building in Lemont. 901 Pike St., Lemont; 814-238-5534; www.altoitalian.com Kelly’s Steak and Seafood. Winner of three categories by the readers of State College, The Magazine, including Best New Restaurant and Best Steak Restaurant, Kelly’s offers an upscale atmosphere and classy entrees just outside the hustle and bustle of downtown. 316 Boal Avenue, Boalsburg; 814-466-6251; www.kellys-steak.com Bill Pickles Tap Room. Pickles’ large open front windows provide an optimum place to enjoy a drink and people-watch. The restaurant is targeted toward the young professional crowd during happy hours. 106 S. Allen St., State College; 814-237-4350. Fuji & Jade Garden’s Hibachi Bar. The combination Chinese/Japanese restaurant recently added a new section with ten Hibachi bars, where groups of up to ten can watch chefs prepare Japanese cuisine and entertain with culinary tricks. The establishment still offers a full sushi bar and a Chinese menu. 418 Westerly Parkway, State College; (814)-861-3226.

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Quaker Steak & Lube. The popular car racing-inspired restaurant now has a location in State College. Located on North Atherton Street near the Wegman’s shopping center, Quaker Steak is best-known for its wide variety of wing flavors, including unbearably-hot Atomic sauce. 2200 N. Atherton St., State College; 814-234-8900; www.lubewings.com

New Nightspot The Cellblock. The former Crowbar has been transformed into a jailhouse-themed nightclub, where the hottest DJs spin crowd-favorites. Famous faces have already made appearances at the venue, and plans are in the works for more live bands. 420 E. College Ave., State College; 814-272-5000; www.thecellblock.com

Baseball a Big Hit State College Spikes. After a successful inaugural season as the Class-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Spikes have announced a new four-year Player Development Contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The newly-built Medlar Field, shared with Penn State’s varsity baseball team, seats more than 5,400 fans and provides spectators with a great view of Mount Nittany. Make plans to see a game next summer—by far the best new addition to Happy Valley fun in recent years. Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, 701 Porter Road; 814-272-1711; ticket information available at www.statecollegespikes.com


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Happy Valley Shimmers in Shades of Fall October is prime leaf-peeping time in Happy Valley. Breathtaking bursts of crimson and gold make their way south into central Pennsylvania by mid-October and last nearly through the end of the month. Get out and enjoy the view and the comfortable temperatures (don’t forget your Penn State sweatshirt!) with one of these perfect fall activities.

Shopping and Strolling The tree-lined village of Boalsburg is a great place for a leisurely day of shopping or strolling. While you’re there, visit 2nd Generation Antiques featuring an eclectic mix of furniture, fountains, lamps, rugs, garden gates, art and more. You’ll find them on Rt. 322 next to Kelly’s Steak and Seafood. Another Happy Valley gem is just a quick drive east from the village on Route 322: Tait Farm Foods’ Harvest Shop specializes in foods, plants and gifts for the kitchen and garden. Find more than 40 products and gifts collections, including a large selection of locally-produced items.

A Scenic Drive A tank of gas and a camera is all you need to enjoy the beauty of autumn in Happy Valley. Take 322 West from State College and hang a left at the blinking traffic light onto Route 550 to see some of the fields and farmland that contribute to Happy Valley’s thriving agricultural industry. Stop by Way Fruit Farm for a tasty treat, including the farm’s renowned apple butter. For a birds-eye view cruise up Pine Grove Mountain on Route 26 South from State College. The scenic overlook at the top of the mountain offers a prime photo op. Pack a picnic and head on to Whipple Dam State Park-look for the sign off Route 26. The park has picnic pavilions as well as swing sets and a slide for the kids.

Fall comes to Way Fruit Farm Nittany. Drive to the end of Mt. Nittany Road in Lemont. It’s okay to park there, even though it looks like private property. Follow the white-blazed trail up the mountain. Intersecting blue-blazed trails are loops that lead to overlooks with glorious views. Make your hike official and sign the book when you get to the top. Another unique spot for fall hiking is Greenwood Furnace State Park in the Raystown Lake region. The park is on the western edge of an area of Central Pennsylvania known as the Seven Mountains and features rugged beauty, abundant wildlife, and breathtaking vistas. The entrance to the park is on PA 305, a 35-minute drive southeast of State College.

Biking The Raystown Lake region offers both on- and off-road biking. For on-road enjoyment, The Spelunker Tour is a 45.3-mile moderate tour featuring the beauty of farmland and valleys. The Fisherman’s Journey is a moderate/advanced tour covering 64.8 miles starting near Historic Huntingdon, crossing Raystown Lake, through Trough Creek State Park and beautiful vistas. If you’re up for off-roading, families and soft adventure bikers enjoy the Lower Trail that runs parallel to the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River. While enjoying the beautiful scenery, experience some history by checking out remains of the PA Canal that can be seen on the trail.

Tait Farm Foods’ Harvest Shop

Hiking

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The Happy Valley region boasts miles of great hiking trails for varying skill levels. For the real Happy Valley experience hike Mt.

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Happy Valley’s Indigenous Restaurants Thrive on Local Flavor in·dig·e·nous (ĭn-dĭj’ə-nəs) adj. Originating and living or occurring naturally in an area or environment. If you went to Penn State, you know there’s only one place to get grilled stickies...only one place to have a beer on the patio…only one place you can get unlimited sides with your entrée. In many towns, these “one and only” spots are fast-becoming a thing of the past, but Happy Valley is packed with indigenous local establishments, new ones and the same old favorites. Here are just a few you should get out and enjoy. For more, visit happyvalley.com.

Traditional Favorites

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The place with the place-to-be patio is Café 210 West. Food, drinks, nighttime entertainment make it a hot spot for students and visiting alumni. 210 W. College Ave.; 814-237-3449; www.statecollege.com/mcc/cafe210/

The Corner Room. The perfect spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 100 W. College Ave., 814-237-3051.

Home of the famous Grilled Stickies, Ye Old College Diner also boasts comfort-food favorites like macaroni and cheese. 126 W. College Ave.; 814-238-5590. The Deli’s ten-page menu boasts soups, salads, sandwiches and entrees in nearly every category under the sun. At four pages long, The Deli offers the largest specialty drink menu in town. Treat yourself to one of their award-winning desserts. 113 Heister St.; 814-237-5710; www.dantesinc.com/thedeli.htm Enjoy a hearty breakfast or lunch at one of three Waffle Shop locations. From eggs to their award-winning waffles, the Waffle Shop is a great way to start your day. 364 E. College Ave.; 814-237-9741 – 1229 N. Atherton St.; 814-238-7460 – 1610 W. College Ave; 814-235-1816. The Tavern Restaurant has been a State College tradition since 1948. Order from the entrée menu and enjoy an unlimited selection of side dishes. 220 E. College Ave.; 814-238-6116.

Baby’s Burger’s and Shakes. “Not just a ’50s-style diner, but an American experience.” 131 S. Garner St., 814-234-2776; www.babysburgers.com

Hofbrau. Perfect pizza (splurge for the pepperoni) and Italian sausage sandwiches. Enjoy either (or both!) with a cold beer. 106 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte; 814-355-5529.

All-American

The Hofbrau

Champ’s Sports Bar and Grill is the sports’ lover’s dream. With entrees like Mike Piazza, Sandy Koufax and the Roethlisberger burger, Champ’s also broadcasts live games on multiple big screens. 1611 N. Atherton St., 814-234-7700. For finger-lickin’ good ribs and southern-style food, look no further than Beulah’s Bar-B-Que featuring favorites from smoked pulled meats to homestyle sides like baked beans and sweet potatoes. After your meal, head downstairs to Bar Bleu for a legendary “bleutini.” 114 S. Garner St., 814-237-0374; www.dantesinc.com/beulahs.htm; www.dantesinc.com/barbleu.htm

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Beer enthusiasts will enjoy a microbrew from Otto’s Pub and Brewery. With ten or more original beers on tap, Otto’s has seasonal offerings and year-round ales. The upscale bar menu includes pretzel-crusted catfish and steak-lovers pasta. 2105 N. Atherton St.; 814-867-OTTO.

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The Corner Room

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The Darkhorse Tavern. Live music every Wednesday when the Darkhorse hosts Roustabout! The Chips and Cheese platter features homemade cheese sauce. Vegetarians will love the tofu quesadillas and wraps. 128 E. College Ave.; 814-237-0490.


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Old Oak Tavern. 101 E. Pinegrove Tavern, Pine Grove Mills; 814-238-5898. Whistle Stop. Worth the drive to Penns Valley. 104 E. Wilson St., Centre Hall; 814-364-2544.

Faccia Luna. Amazing pizza cooked in a wood-fired oven. A full Italian menu is also available. 1229 S. Atherton St.; 814-234-9000; www.faccialuna.com

Fine Dining

International Create your own concoction at the Green Bowl. Choose from fresh vegetables, tasty sauces and chicken, beef or shrimp for a made-to-order stir fry. The all-you-can-eat buffet-style setup lets you try any number of your own unique dishes. 131 W. Beaver Ave.; 814-238-0600; www.thegreenbowl.com Get to know one of Happy Valley’s newest charms, Eddie Agostinelli’s Market & Deli! In addition to their “old world” taste, the smells are of fresh and inviting ingredients, the sights are of clean and casual in-store dining and inspiring market products, and the sounds are of vintage Italian music and laughter! 306 E. Boal Ave., Boalsburg. Try the spicy flavors of India Pavilion. Their popular lunch buffet offers a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. 222 E. Calder Way; 814-237-3400. For an authentic Italian meal visit Mario & Luigi’s, where the restaurant’s owner makes annual trips to Italy for new menu ideas. The restaurant is known for its famous original vodka sauce. 1272 N. Atherton St., State College; 814-234-4273; www.dantesinc.com/marioandluigis.htm

The American Ale House, located in Toftrees, serves delicious dishes in an elegant, yet comfortable atmosphere. Enjoy a variety of entrees including Chilean Sea Bass and Pepper Seared Ostrich, while listening to the live music from the newly-built piano bar. 821 Cricklewood Dr.; 814-237-9701. Zola New World Bistro was the winner of the Best Overall Restaurant in the 2005 “Best of State College” contest, including Best Fine Dining. In addition to being a top competitor in many categories, Zola offers one of the area’s most extensive wine lists. 324 W. College Ave.; 814-237-8474; www.zolabistro.com

The Gamble Mill

Serving up the best of New Orleans, Spats Café & Speakeasy is known for its traditional Cajun and creole dishes. Corner of College Ave. and Pugh St.; 814-238-7010; www.spatscafe.com Enjoy the view from The Allen Street Grill. Enjoy entrees such as Balsamic Maple Glazed Salmon and Chicken Bourdelaise in an intimate setting, catering to more of a professional crowd. Live entertainment available most nights through the week. Corner of College Ave. and Allen St.; 814-231-GRILL; www.allenstreetgrill.com

Also try: The Gamble Mill. Upscale dining in lovely Historic Bellefonte. 160 Dunlap St., Bellefonte; 814-355-7764; www.gamblemill.com Duffy’s Tavern. The best burgers, hands down. 113 E. Main St., Boalsburg; 814-466-6241; www.duffystavern.com

Eddie Agostinelli’s Market & Deli

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Carnegie House. Classical European cuisine in Toftrees. 100 Cricklewood Dr.; 814-234-2424. Harrison’s Wine Country Grill. Located at the Hilton Garden Inn. 1221 E. College Ave.; 814-237-4422; www.harrisonsmenu.com

Hiway Pizza. Three locations, same great taste. Perfect for a family meal. 1688 N. Atherton St.;814-237-0375 – 428 Westerly Parkway; 814-237-1074 – College Ave.; 814-237-5718; www.dantesinc.com/hiway.htm

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Gearing Up for Nittany Lion Hoops Lady Lions Plan to be Contender in the Big Ten, Men Have High Expectations for Returning Starters Ladies First

Men Seek Further Improvements

With the theme Have the Passion, the Penn State women’s basketball team is ready to kick off a promising season with their first match-up at Drexel on Nov. 10.

Although last season’s 15-15 finish was the best the men’s team has had in five years, the Nittany Lions and head coach Ed DeChellis are looking for aggressive improvements this year.

Fans can expect another terrific year from Amanda Brown, a Big Ten standout who took several top honors last year. Brown and junior

The regular season will get underway November 10 when Penn State faces off against Morehead State at the BJC. The team will return four starters this year, including junior forward Geary Claxton, who was both the second highest scorer and top rebounder in the Big Ten last year. Look for a strong showing from Claxton again this year, along with senior point-guard Ben Luber, senior guard David Jackson, both returning players, as well as from 2006 Big Ten Freshman of the Year Jamelle Cornley.

Coach Portland Lady Lions Kam Dissendaner will again serve as the team’s co-captains. Head coach Rene Portland said she is expecting a great year from Dissendaner, who will play her second season with the Lady Lions after transferring from N.C. State.

These four players, combined with other returnees, accounted for more than 80 percent of the team’s scoring, rebounding, assists and blocks last year, which makes for an even stronger lineup this year. DeChellis, named the 2006 National Coaches vs. Cancer Man of the Year, received a contract extension through the 2010-11 season

Portland also expects a strong group of point guards this season, led by sophomore Brianne O’Rourke, a returning starter.

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Under Portland’s direction for the 27th year, the Lady Lions will once again take on several non-conference teams to kick off the season, including Duke, Syracuse, South Carolina and Notre Dame. “Our schedule is an NCAA Tournament bracket,” Portland said. “We’re really excited about that and it is going to give our team some great measuring sticks to size up against early on.” With a tough schedule ahead, Portland says she is confident that the team will thrive this season. “We want to re-establish ourselves in the national scene through our schedule and through the Big Ten,” she says. “I absolutely think we will be a contender in the Big Ten this year.”

Coach DeChellis and the Nittany Lions and is returning his strongest team yet in a 16-game Big Ten schedule. In addition to Big Ten games, this season features a variety of old and new match-ups, including the 99th meeting with longtime rival Bucknell on November 21. Ticket information for both the Nittany Lions and Lady Lions is available at www.gopsusports.com. For Season Tickets call 800-833-5533.

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Women’s Basketball Home Schedule: 11/12 11/14 11/16 12/3 12/7: 1/4 1/11 1/25 2/4 2/15 2/25

Syracuse* South Carolina; Notre Dame Old Dominion* Xavier Northwestern Ohio State Michigan State Wisconsin* Minnesota Indiana*

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Edinboro (exhibition) 11/6 Shippensburg (exhibition) 11/10 Morehead State* 11/13 UNC Greensboro 11/17 Stony Brook* 11/21 Bucknell 11/25 St. Joseph’s* 12/2 Morgan State* 12/6 Hartford 12/13: Long Island 12/16 Southeastern Louisiana* 12/23 Maine* 12/30 VMI* 1/3: Northwestern 1/13 Indiana* 1/20 Michigan State* 2/3 Purdue* 2/7 Wisconsin 2/14: Ohio State 2/24 Illinois* 2/27-28 Iowa; * weekend game

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Happy Valley Winter Fun Makes Every Day a Snow Day Bundle up and unleash your inner kid on the slopes, in the rink or on a great big snowy sledding hill. Happy Valley is the perfect place to enjoy the best that winter recreation has to offer: Tussey Mountain offers several slopes with varying degrees of difficulty. For skiers and snowboarders, there are professionally-trained instructors on site to help you learn the ropes. The resort offers season passes for winter fun. Check out Tussey’s ski swap sale from November 10-12th to pick up used equipment in great condition. If you can’t quite get the swing of staying upright on skis, there are plenty of other ways to enjoy the slopes at Tussey. A Happy Valley favorite is tubing. Tussey Mountain offers more than 100 tubes for a 1,000 foot slide down the hill on Avalanche Canyon, with a specially-designed lift to get you and your tube back to the top. 301 Bear Meadows Rd., Boalsburg; 800-733-2754; www.tusseymountain.com Slab Cabin Park is the only place in Centre County officially designated for sled riding. On a toboggan, sled or giant plastic dish, young and old can enjoy the perfect sledding hill under the lights from 5:15 to 11 p.m. during the winter. 316 Elmwood St., Lemont. A one-acre section of the lake at Whipple Dam State Park in Huntingdon is designated each winter for ice skating, while the rest of the lake is used for ice fishing. This state park also features a snowmobile trailhead, available for public use after the end of

antler-less deer season. Huntingdon, PA; turn east off of PA 26, 12 miles south of State College; 814-667-1800. Penn Roosevelt State Park is a great place to cross-country ski. One of the area’s smaller parks, it’s also less-crowded. “Penn-Ro” is truly one of Happy Valley’s best-kept secrets. 322 East to Huntingdon, PA; 814-667-1800. Greenwood Furnace State Park, located in Huntingdon’s Raystown Lake Region, permits many outdoor winter activities. The lake is a popular place for ice skating, while miles of trails are perfect for cross-country skiing. Ice fishing and snowmobiling (after deer season) are also permitted. 35 minutes south of State College on PA 305, Huntingdon, PA; 814-667-1800. For more winter fun in the Raystown Lake Region visit www.raystown.org/content/thingstodo/winter.asp. Black Moshannon State Park near Philipsburg is a popular place for ice fishing. For non-fishers, ice skating, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling are also permitted. PA 504, nine miles east of Philipsburg; 814-342-5960. Camping lovers enjoy Stone Valley Recreation Area, where cabins are available for rent throughout the winter season (call 863-0762 to make your reservation). Located in the scenic woodlands of central Pennsylvania, this 700-acre park features rustic looking facilities in a natural setting. 17 miles from State College, on SR 1029; 814-863-0762. Hit the rink at Penn State’s Ice Pavilion, where indoor ice-skating facilities are available to the public year round. Skating lessons are available. The rink is also home to the Penn State Icers’ hockey team. Greenberg Indoor Sports Complex, University Park; 814-863-2039; www.pennstateicerink.psu.edu. For more winter fun visit happyvalley.com.

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Where There’s More to Life Than Bingo High Energy Atmosphere and Wide Range of Opportunities Draw Active Adults to Happy Valley Penn State alumnus Jim Davis and his wife Joanne are both in their mid-70s, but feel like they are kids again after moving back to Happy Valley three years ago. The couple resides at The Village at Penn State, the university’s retirement community, where they are able to interact with students on a daily basis. “The thought of being around so many young people was definitely a factor in us moving here,” Joanne said. “It makes us feel young again.” Jim and Joanne, who met at a teenage club in Altoona more than 50 years ago, moved back to State College after living in Rockville, Md., and Chapel Hill, N.C. “Once we saw Penn State, that was it,” Joanne said. “We moved in on Halloween 2003 and went to see a football game the next day. It was the first one we had seen since Jim graduated in 1953.” The active couple found Mr. and Mrs. Davis Happy Valley at the Village at Penn State a perfect match for their lifestyle.

“Sometimes people wondered whether I was really working for Rutgers or Penn State because we were here so much,” Glenn said jokingly. Penn State alumna Jane Humphreys is also enjoying retirement in Happy Valley. Humphreys and her husband moved back to the area after living in Philadelphia and live in Foxdale Village, a Quaker-based retirement community in State College. She is active in the community, volunteering at Habitat for Humanity and several other organizations. She also spends time with her granddaughter, who is a freshman at Penn State this year. “She is the fourth generation of Penn State students in our family, so we really have a lasting legacy,” she said. “It’s great to be back, it’s an interesting community and there’s always something to do.” Helen Thompson, who graduated from Penn State in 1944, moved into Foxdale Village in August and is also glad to be back in the area. “I have a son and two grandchildren here, so I’m close to them,” she said. “Even though I had to give up driving, they still get me out.” Although she did not attend Penn State, New England native Marcia Barrabee has called State College and Foxdale Village her home for the past 9 years. She loves the vibrant campus community and attends a variety of university events. “You definitely don’t just sit around here and play bingo all day,” she said. “That’s what I love about this area.”

“People think that at places like this, they have a walker here waiting for you when you come in, but that’s definitely not the case here,” Jim said. “It’s nice to be able to go out in the evening and be active during the day.”

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Jill Lillie, community relations director at the Village at Penn State, said the community offers a wide variety of options for its residents. “Sixty percent of our residents have some affiliation to Penn State and there are so many options available to them,” she said. “We offer transportation to sporting events and other events on campus.” The community opened in August 2003 and was a creation of Penn State President Graham Spanier, who frequently spoke with alumni who were looking to retire in the area. Glenn and Nancy Gamble, both Penn State alumni, are also enjoying life at the Village. The couple met at Penn State in the 1950s and came back to the area after spending 30 years in New Jersey, where Glenn taught at Rutgers University. Unlike the Davises, the Gambles spent a lot of time in State College while raising their children.

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Senior Living Active Adult & Continuing Care Brookline Village 1900-1930 Cliffside Drive State College, PA 16801 (814) 238-3193 www.brooklinevillage.com Outlook Pointe at State College 1901 Circleville Road State College, PA 16803 (814) 235-7675 Renaissance - Quality Residential Elder Care 1105 Plaza Drive State College, PA 16801 (814) 237-9266 Oaks at Pleasant Gap, The 200 Rachel Drive Pleasant Gap, PA 16823 (814) 359-2782 (800) 400-2285

Active Adult Arnold Addison Court 120 E. Beaver Avenue State College, PA 16801 (814) 238-0400 Fox Hill Apartments 200 Wyndtree Court Bellefonte, PA 16823 (814) 355-4090 Governor’s Gate Apartments 405 Governor’s Park Road Bellefonte, PA 16823 (814) 355-3682 Liberty Hill presented by Traditions of America Coming Soon (877) 238-5855 Mt. Nittany Residences 301 Rolling Ridge Drive State College, PA 16801 (814) 234-1323

Penns Manor 125 Williams Street Centre Hall, PA 16828 (814) 364-1029 (800) 724-6114

Hearth, A Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, The 450 Waupelani Drive State College, PA 16801 (814) 237-0630

Philipsburg Tower 300 N. Front Street Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-6802

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S & A Homes’ Homecoming Ridge II 222 Varsity Lane State College, PA 16803 (814) 238-4700 (800) 238-4703 S & A Homes’ Varsity Hollow Carriage Homes 222 Varsity Lane State College, PA 16803 (814) 238-4700 (800) 238-4703 Village Heights Condominium Assoc. 305 Village Heights Drive State College, PA 16801 (814) 235-2148 Village of Nittany Glen, The 590 Fillmore Road State College, PA 16803 (877) 357-0202 membrane.com/philanet/ mckee/nittany_glen/

Continuing Care Bellaire Court 729-763 Bellaire Avenue State College, PA 16801 (814) 234-7100 Foxdale Village Retirement Community 500 E. Marylyn Avenue State College, PA 16801 (814) 238-3322 www.foxdalevillage.org Greenhills Village Retirement and Assisted Living Residences 301 Farmstead Lane State College, PA 16803 (814) 234-9898

Village at Penn State Life Care Retirement Community, The 361 President’s Drive State College, PA 16803 (814) 238-1949 (800) 238-3173 www.villageatpennstate.com Whispering Pines Maple Wood Manor 625 Little Marsh Creek Road Bellefonte, PA 16823 (814) 355-5675

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American Spa Academy & Inn — www.americanspaacademy.com 300 South Allen St., State College, PA 16801; 814-234-4383 The Atherton Hotel — www.athertonhotel.net 125 S. Atherton St., State College, PA 16801; 1-800-832-0132 or 814-231-2100 The Autoport — www.theautoport.com 1405 S. Atherton St., State College, PA 16801; 1-800-932-7678 or 814-237-7666 Bestway Stop & Stay — www.theautoport.com Rt. 150, Exit 23 off I-80, Milesburg, PA 16853; 814-355-7535 Carnegie House — www.carnegiehouse.com 100 Cricklewood Dr.. State College, PA 16803; 1-800-229-5033 or 814-234-2424 Comfort Inn of Lamar RR 3, Box 600, Mill Hall, PA 17751; 570-726-4901 Comfort Suites — www.choicehotels.com/hotel/pa276 132 Village Dr., State College, PA 16803; 814-235-1900 Courtyard by Marriott — www.courtyard.com 1730 University Dr., State College, PA 16801; 814-238-1881 Days Inn Penn State — www.lioncountrylodging.com 240 S. Pugh St., State College, PA 16801; 814-238-8454 or 1-800-258-3297 Hampton Inn — www.hamptoninn.com/hi/statecollege 1101 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801; 814-231-1590 Hampton Inn & Suites at Williamsburg Square — www.hamptoninn.com 1955 Waddle Road, State College, PA 16803; 814-231-1899 Happy Valley Motor Inn — www.lioncountrylodging.com 1245 S. Atherton St., State College, PA 16801; 814-238-8461 or 1-800-228-4864 Harbor Inn P.O. Box 145, Rts. 322 & 53, Philipsburg, PA 16866; 814-342-0250 Hilton Garden Inn — www.lioncountrylodging.com 1221 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801; 866-204-1221

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Holiday Inn Express 1925 Waddle Rd., State College, PA 16803; 814-867-1800 Holiday Inn Milesburg I-80 (Exit 23) US 150 North, Milesburg, PA 16853; 814-355-7521 Hotel State College 100 W. College Ave., State College, PA 16801; 814-237-4350 Imperial Motor Inn — www.imperialmotorinn.com 118 S. Atherton St., State College, PA 16801; 814-237-7686 or 1-800-782-0716 Lodge at Woodward Camp P.O. Box 93, Route 45, Woodward, PA 16882; 814-349-5520 Marriott Spring Hill Suites — www.photowebusa.com/springhill/statecollege 1935 Waddle Rd., State College, PA 16803; 814-867-1807 Motel 6 — www.lioncountrylodging.com 1274 N. Atherton St., Business Rt. 322, State College, PA 16803; 814-234-1600 Nittany Budget Hotel — www.lioncountrylodging.com 2070 Cato. Ave, State College, PA 16801; 814-238-0015 Nittany Lion Inn — www.pshs.psu.edu 200 W. Park Ave., State College, PA 16803; 814-865-8500 or 1-800-233-7505 Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel — www.pshs.psu.edu 215 Innovation Blvd., State College, PA 16803; 814-863-5050 or 1-800-233-7505 Ramada Inn — www.ramadasc.com 1450 S. Atherton St., State College, PA 16801; 814-238-3001 Residence Inn by Marriott — www.residenceinn.com 1555 University Drive, State College, PA 16801; 814-235-6960 Rodeway Inn — www.rodeway.com/hotel/pa201 1040 N. Atherton St., State College, PA 16803; 814-238-6783 Schafer’s Country Vacation Cottages 364 Aaron Sq. (Rt. 45), Aaronsburg, PA 16820; 814-349-8316

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Sleep Inn — www.sleepinn.com/hotel/pa241 111 Village Drive, State College, PA; 814-235-1020 The Stevens Motel 1275 N. Atherton St., State College, PA 16803; 814-238-2438 St. Joseph Institute 134 Jacobs Way, Port Matilda, PA 16870; 814-692-4954 Super 8 - State College Inn — www.lioncountrylodging.com 1663 South Atherton St., State College, PA 16801; 814-237-8005 Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center — www.tofttrees.com 1 Country Club Lane, State College, PA 16801; 814-234-8000 or 1-800-458-3602 Woodward Crossings Vacation Suites — www.woodwardcrossings.com 178 Jackson Hill Rd., Aaronsburg, PA 16820; 814-349-4484

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Happy Valley Rivals the North Pole When it Comes to Holiday Spirit Ice sculptures line the streets, holiday shoppers hustle and bustle, and elaborate light displays brighten even the darkest winter night. Cold and snowy weather only enhances the festive mood of the holiday season. From the perfect gift to the perfect tree, here’s a quick guide to Happy Valley during the holidays:

Gift Ideas From the Heart… of Happy Valley You can’t wrap Happy Valley and top it with a shiny bow, but you can come close with these local gift ideas. From tastes of the town to unique specialty stores, Happy Valley has something for everyone on your list.

Tait Farm Foods

Route 322 West Centre Hall, PA www.taitfarmfoods.com Tait Farm offers an extensive collection of gift baskets comprising a variety of Happy Valley specialties. Gift baskets feature local products ranging from Mario and Luigi’s vodka sauce to Herlocher’s Penn State Dipping Mustard.

Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery

300 Houser Road Centre Hall, PA (814) 466-6373 www.mtnittanywinery.com Visit this small, family-owned winery for a wine tasting and you will not be disappointed. The Nittany Mountain White, Nittany Mountain Blush and Cabernet Franc are award-winning favorites that are sure to please those hard-to-buy-for people.

Pass The Nittany Lion Up The Stands In Beaver Stadium.

Way Fruit Farm

Port Matilda, PA 814-692-5211 http://students.thiel.edu/bway/project2/ default.htm Way Fruit Farm sells their famous apple butter, cider, apple sauce, canned peaches, and dried apples. Add Way’s honey or a selection of its jellies to a gift basket for a local treat.

The Artisan Connection

135 East Beaver Avenue State College, PA 814-231-8989 www.artisanconnection.com Visit the Artisan Connection for unique gifts made by local artists. The selection of fine art and hand crafts includes jewelry, paintings, pottery, collectible dolls and much more.

2nd Generation Antiques

334 East Boal Avenue Boalsburg, PA 814-466-6970 http://2ndgenerationantiques.com 2nd Generation Antiques in Boalsburg features an eclectic mix of antiques, architectural and garden elements, ethnic accessories, lighting, art, home decor and gifts. Popular items include tin ceiling tiles, chapati plates, vintage iron fence, old postcards, mission-style furniture, and one-of-a-kind accessories. Gift certificates are available.

The Growing Tree

202 South Allen Street State College, PA 814-237-3655 www.growingtreetoys.com Growing Tree Toys features award-winning, educational toys, stimulating puzzles and games, and the best products for children of all ages.

The Old Main Frame Shop

2nd Generation Antiques

136 East College Avenue State College, PA 814-237-3442 www.oldmainframe.com Known for custom framing expertise, The

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Old Main Frame Shop was started by two Penn Stater’s 27 years ago. While you are in the store, browse the extensive selection of Penn State and State College artwork and photography.

Bella Di Vita

117 E. Main Street Boalsburg 814-466-3404 A lot of decorative punch in a small space. Tantalizing homemade soaps and European-inspired decorations for home and garden.

Eddie Agostinelli’s Market & Deli 306 E. Boal Avenue Boalsburg, PA 814-466-3444 Eddie Agostinelli’s specialty market features a variety of pastas, sauces, coffees and sweets, as well as, sliced deli meats and cheeses, both Italian and more traditional selections. Eddie’s Italian baskets make wonderful gifts for the cooking enthusiast.

Perfect for Penn Staters There’s no shortage of great gifts for anyone on your list who bleeds blue and white. This season, the most popular jerseys are Justin King (1), Derrick Williams (2), Deon Butler (3), Paul Posluszny (31) and Dan Connor (40). For the Penn State lady in your life, visit Moyer Jewelers for the largest selection of Penn State jewelry. Sweatshirts, t-shirts, golf accessories and home items are all popular Penn State gifts—find these items and more at one of the following locations.

The Penn State Bookstore University Park, PA 814-863-3250 http://psu.bkstore.com

Lion’s Pride

112 East College Avenue State College, PA 814-234-2153 www.lions-pride.com


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330 East College Avenue State College, PA 814-237-7616 www.thestudentbookstore.com

Family Clothesline

352 East College Avenue 814-237-1946 www.pennstateclothes.com

The Clothesline

138 East College Avenue State College, PA 814-234-8236

McLanahan’s Student Store 414 East College Avenue 814-234-5800 www.pennstateroom.com

Moyer Jewelers

the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center. Benefits of being a series subscriber include seating preference, advance purchasing for individual performances, exchange policy privileges and discounts. www.cpa.psu.edu/tickets/tickets0506/ tickets0506.html#1

Bowl Game Tickets

Visit Collegiate Athletic Travel at www.athletictravel.com to plan a bowl trip for the Penn State enthusiast in your life!

O, Christmas Tree! Enjoy a day full of fun at a local tree farm. Hayrides, snacks and unique local crafts are the perfect complement to selecting your tree:

Tait Farm

Confers Jewelers

814-466-6901 Route 322 West Centre Hall, PA www.trees.tait.net Choose from more than 25,000 at Tait Farm. A pre-cut selection is also available and always fresh. Enjoy free hayrides on weekends during tree season. Visit The Tree House shop for Christmas trimmings including ornaments, wreaths, garland, white pine roping and natural decorations.

Tickets Make Great Stocking Stuffers

Kuhns Tree Farm

100 East College Avenue State College, PA 800-648-8494 http://moyerjewelers.com 100 North Allegheny Bellefonte, PA 814-355-8836 www.confersjewelers.com

Altoona Curve Season Tickets

Season tickets for the Altoona Curve range in price $392.40 to $867.00. For more information call 877-99-CURVE or visit the Web site www.altoonacurve.com/tickets/season

State College Spikes Season Tickets

Season tickets for the State College Spikes range in price from $228.00 to $532.00. For more information call 877-99-SPIKES or visit the Web site at statecollegespikes.com/tickets/season

Fullington Tours

2101 Alexander Drive State College, PA 814-355-4900 www.fullingtontours.com From New York City to the Caribbean, Fullington Tours offers a variety of travel packages that are sure to please everyone.

Eisenhower Series Tickets

To order series tickets call 814-863-0255 or purchase them at Eisenhower Auditorium or the Penn State Tickets Downtown in

2101 Boal Avenue Centre Hall, PA 16823 814-234-4027 Kuhns Tree Farm specializes in high quality Fraser Fir trees up to 12 feet tall. Additional offerings include Douglas fir, White fir, Canaan fir, Colorado (Blue) spruce, and white pine. Wreaths made of fresh greens and crafts are also sold during holiday season.

Gifts at Tait Farm available at varying prices. Wreaths, swags, hand-carved Santas and other holiday items are for sale. A lunch stand opens to serve tree-pickers in December.

Harner Farm

2191 West Whitehall Road State College, PA 16801 Cut your own tree at Harner Farm or choose from a large selection of pre-cut trees. In addition to Christmas trees, you’ll find hand-crafted Williamsburg wreaths, swags, winter gift baskets and Harner Farm private label jellies and jams.

For more ways to enjoy the Happy Valley holiday spirit, visit happyvalley.com.

Buy a Penn State T-shirt For a Relative.

Tannenbaum Farms

161 McCool Road Centre Hall, 16828 814-364-9276 Tannenbaum Farms is the largest Christmas tree producer in the area. All choose-and-cut trees are $25 regardless of species or size. A limited number of pre-cut trees are

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Penn State Sports Action Lasts All Year Long Wrestling, Ice Hockey, Swimming/Diving and Men’s Volleyball Get Set for Big Seasons Wrestling Fast Facts

Swimming and Diving Fast Facts

Small fee for admission: Adults $5; Youth/Senior Citizen $3; Student admission is free with ID

Admission to meets is FREE

2006 Success: The wrestling team sent eight members to the NCAA Wrestling Championship in Oklahoma City and finished fourth in the Big Ten Championships.

2006 Success: Graduate Adam Pierce was one of only 45 student-athletes to compete in last year’s NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Atlanta. Head Coach: Bill Dorenkott. Entering his 11th year at Penn State, his achievements have helped both the men’s and women’s teams earn top-three finishes in the Big Ten.

Head Coach: Troy Sunderland. This Penn State alum is heading into his ninth season as head wrestling coach. He earned three All-American honors during his time as a Nittany Lion. Where to Catch a Home Match: Rec Hall, Burrowes Road Home Schedule: 11/12 Wrestle-offs, 1 p.m. 12/3 Nittany Lion Open, TBA 12/8 Lehigh, 7 p.m. 12/15 Lehigh, 7 p.m.

1/26 1/ 28 2/2 2/4

Ohio State, 7 p.m. Illinois, 1 p.m. Northwestern, 7 p.m. Iowa, 1 p.m.

Full schedule at www.gopsusports.com/Wrestling/home.cfm What to expect in 2007: A strong showing in a tough schedule. Phil Davis and James Yonushonis, two All-American upperclassmen, will return this year along with five other wrestlers who have starting experience under their belts. Also expect top performances from a strong group of new recruits.

Hockey Fast Facts 2006 Success: The Penn State Icers were the East-West Showcase and ASU Desert Classic champions last year. Head Coach: Scott Balboni, a longtime team assistant, replaces former head coach Joe Battista.

Experience “Head Bobs” In Class.

Where to Catch a Home Game: Penn State Ice Pavilion, Greenberg Indoor Sports Complex Home Schedule: 10/27 Ohio, 9 p.m. 10/28 Ohio, 3:30 p.m. 11/3 West Virginia, 9 p.m. 11/4 Drexel, 3:30 p.m. 11/10 West Chester, 9 p.m. 12/1 Delaware, 9 p.m. 12/2 Delaware, 3:30 p.m. 12/8 Saint Clair, 9 p.m. 12/9 Saint Clair, 3:30 p.m.

12/15 1/19 1/20 1/26 1/27 2/2 2/3 2/23

Niagara, 9 p.m. Pittsburgh, 9 p.m. Pittsburgh, 3:30 p.m. Duquesne, 9 p.m. Duquesne, 3:30 p.m. Rhode Island, 9 p.m. Rhode Island, 3:30 p.m. Maryland, 9 p.m.

Full schedule at www.clubs.psu.edu/up/psuicers/Schedule.htm What to expect in 2007: Look for new Head Coach Scott Balboni to expand the program and maybe even lead the Icers to their eighth national championship.

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Where to Catch a Home Meet: McCoy Natatorium, Bigler Road Home Schedules Men’s: 11/4-5 Big Cat Invitational, All Day 12/2 West Chester, 1 p.m. 1/19 Ohio State, 4 p.m. 1/20 Rutgers, 1 p.m.

Women’s: 12/2 West Chester, 1 p.m. 1/20 Rutgers, 1p.m.

Full schedule at www.gopsusports.com/docs/swim06/06-07Schedules.pdf What to expect in 2007: A later start to Penn State’s semester and changes to the NCAA Championship schedule could mean a strong second half of the season for both the men’s and women’s teams.

Men’s Volleyball Fast Facts Small fee for admission: Adults $5; Youth/Senior Citizen $3; Student admission is free with ID 2006 Success: The Nittany Lions pulled off an upset over top-ranked UC Irvine with a 3-2 win on May 4 as Penn State hosted the 2006 NCAA Championships. Head Coach: Mark Pavlik, a 1982 Penn State graduate and finalist for the American Volleyball Coaches Association Coach of the Year Award Where to Catch a Home Game: Rec Hall, Burrowes Road Home Schedule: 1/20 Alumni, 3 p.m. 2/1 Ohio State, 7 p.m. 2/6 Juniata, 7 p.m. 2/9 Saint Francis, 7 p.m. 2/10 George Mason, 8 p.m. 2/16 Ball State, 7 p.m.

2/17 3/8 3/9 3/24: 3/30 4/6

Loyola-Chicago, 7 p.m. Rutgers-Newark, 7 p.m. Mercyhurst, 7 p.m. IPFW, 7 p.m. Princeton, 7 p.m. East Stroudsburg, 7 p.m.

Full schedule at www.gopsusports.com/VolleyballM/home.cfm What to expect in 2007: Look for the Nittany Lions to build on last season’s 21-9 record against a number of tough teams.


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Bowl Scenarios Clear As Mud Here’s the Deal So…using conventional wisdom and the pre-Michigan rankings, the likely scenario has Penn State headed for San Antonio and the Alamo Bowl. BUT… if we beat Michigan (WHICH WE WILL) and IF Ohio State loses to Michigan AND we win all our remaining games, the Rose Bowl is within reach. Keep in mind…we play Wisconsin on the road, so we’ve got our work cut out for us. But if you ask us, we’re already booking tickets to Pasadena.*

Big Ten Bowl Alliances 29-Dec

Insight

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Phoenix

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Champs Sports

ACC

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Orlando

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Alamo

Big Ten

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San Antonio

1-Jan

Outback

Big Ten

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Tampa

1-Jan

Capital One

Big Ten

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Orlando

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Orange

ACC

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Miami

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Sugar

SEC

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New Orleans

Get educated on the ins and outs of bowl selection.

1-Jan

Fiesta

Big 12

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Glendale

Bowl Schedule with Divisions designated for each: www.bcsfootball.org/bcsfb/schedule

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Title Game

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Glendale

*Disclaimer: At HappyValley.com, we’re not football experts. We’re fun experts. And, we’re totally biased. But no matter where the Nittany Lions end up, we’re there. Everything you need to plan the perfect bowl trip is at happyvalley.com.

Bowl Basics

Policies in determining who goes where: www.bcsfootball.org/bcsfb/eligibility

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So Much to Do, So Little Time Our Favorite Events Between Now and the New Year October Fridays and Saturdays, Throughout October:

Lincoln Caverns’ 23rd Annual Ghosts and Goblins Tours, U.S. Route 22, William Penn Highway, Huntingdon, PA. Haunted Caverns, Friday and Saturday evening tours, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Haunted Cave and Haunted Trail, Saturday daylight tours 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Special rates, group tour and birthday party packages with advance reservations. Call 814-643-0268 for more information.

Saturday, October 14 and October 21

The Way Fruit Farm Fall Apple Festival, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at The Way Fruit Farm, Port Matilda. Family friendly festival with wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, crafts, homemade soup, pies, and dumplings. Call 814-692-5211.

Friday-Saturday, October 20-23

Penn State Homecoming Lots of events are scheduled for Friday, including the popular annual Homecoming Parade, fireworks display following the parade, pep rally and gala coronation of the Homecoming King and Queen, and the traditional guarding of the Lion Shrine! On Saturday, don’t miss the pre-game Tailgreat Party at the Bryce Jordan Center (www.bjc.psu.edu) and the game against Illinois at Noon. For more info, visit homecoming.psu.edu. Friday-Saturday, October 27-28 10th Annual Haunted Granary, 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Lemont. Explore the popular Haunted Granary, enjoy live music and tasty dishes from Culinary Arts Chef Tom Everly. Proceeds benefit the historic Lemont Village Granary. Call 814-238-1288.

Saturday-Sunday, October 28-29

Eat A Grilled Stickey At 4 A.M.

Children’s Halloween Trail and Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center. This frightfully popular annual event for children ages 4-10 features games, singing, crafts, pumpkin carving, food and, of course, the enchanted trail! Trail times start every 15 minutes from 11 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. This is a VERY popular event and often sells out, so purchase tickets as soon as possible! Cost is

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$5 per person, children ages 3 and under are free. Attend the festival (with concessions, crafts, pumpkin carving, and entertainment) for $2.50 without the trail. Call 814-863-2000.

November Friday, November 3

Penn State hosts 2006 Big Ten Women’s Soccer Tournament beginning November 3. The Nittany Lions are looking for their fourth tournament title in the program’s 12-year history! For more, visit live.psu.edu/story/18190.

Saturday-Sunday, November 4-5

Tait Farm Harvest Holiday Open House, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., seven miles east of State College on Route 322. Come in for holiday inspiration and sample new and delicious products. For more information, visit www.taitfarmfoods.com or call 800-787-2716.

Thursday, November 16

Downtown State College Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., S. Allen Street, State College. For more information visit www.downtownstatecollege.com.

Saturday, November 18

Final Home Football Game: Penn State vs. Michigan State, time TBA, Beaver Stadium, University Park.


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November 23 - January 7

Holiday Lights On The Lake, Lakemont Park invites the public to drive through the park and enjoy over fifty-one acres of animated holiday light displays, plus enjoy a holiday gift shop featuring delicious refreshments, holiday decorations and gifts, and photos with Santa Claus. The Alto Model Train Museum presents its annual model train display nightly and weekends feature entertainment by local carolers. The display is open nightly from 6 p.m.-10p.m. Admission is $7.00 per car.

Friday-Saturday, December 1-2

Stocking Stuffer Antique & Craft Sale, Centre Furnace Mansion. Showcasing the wide variety of antique treasures and crafts of local artisans. Visitors of all ages will be delighted by the splendor of the Mansion’s Victorian holiday decorations, including festive trees and garlands. Browse the handmade crafts and antiques, enjoy the music and keep warm with the hot beverages and delicious homemade cookies. For more information, visit www.centrecountyhistory.org.

Santa himself! Readings occur every 20 minutes; seating is limited; tickets will be issued at the entrance of the children’s area of Schlow Library. For more information, contact The Downtown State College Improvement District at 814-238-7004.

Sunday, December 3 Wednesday-Sunday, December 7-10

12th Annual Festival of Trees, Penn State Ag Arena, University Park. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Experience the holiday wonderland of 100 community-decorated trees! Community organizations, businesses, clubs and civic groups each decorate their own individual trees with creativity and beauty. Vote for your favorite trees, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the State College Area Family YMCA. Admission is $2 per adult and free to children ages 12 and under. Presented by the State College Area Family YMCA. For more info, call the Y at (814) 237-7717 or visit www.scaymca.org.

Friday - Sunday, December 9-11

Bellefonte Victorian Christmas, one of the most beautiful and popular annual events in central Pennsylvania! Opening ceremony Friday evening. Saturday and Sunday activities include a wonderful arts and crafts show, concerts, historic homes tour (Saturday only), model railroad exhibit, gingerbread house contest and display, horse-drawn buggy rides, walking tours, Santa’s house, breakfast with Santa, Victorian tea party, museum exhibits, food vendors, and much more! For more detailed schedule of event visit www.victorianbellefonte.com/specialevents/christmas.html.

Thursday-Friday, December 21-22 Penn State Graduation.

Santa’s Workshop Weekends December 2-17

Ride the Polar Express, a magical journey to the North Pole. This truly unique adventure departs each Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., and each Sunday, 2:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m., until December 17. This experience includes a reading of The Polar Express at Schlow Library, a wonderful trolley ride to Santa’s Workshop and free photos with

Sunday-Monday, December 31 - January 1

First Night State College Celebration, throughout downtown State College and the Penn State campus. A family-oriented, alcohol-free, arts-based, community New Year’s celebration offering a wholesome alternative to traditional New Year’s revelry! See the dozens of creative ice sculptures! Musical and theatrical performances! Arts workshops! And more! Many events are free, and a First Night button provides admission to the rest. Visit www.firstnightstatecollege.com.

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Really Big Shows Make Their Way to Happy Valley Mark Your Calendar Now for Key Dates in 2007 April 21 Penn State Blue/White Game July 11-15 41st Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts July 12-15 People’s Choice Festival

Bryce Jordan Center Ready to Wiggle, Broadway Coming to Eisenhower Auditorium

Bryce Jordan Center Highlights Friday, October 20 The Wiggles in WIGGLEDANCING, 3 p.m. Join Greg, Murray, Jeff, and Anthony plus all the friends you know and love as they celebrate 14 years of singing and dancing that are now a part of the lives of so many children. Tickets on sale by calling 814-865-5555 or 800-863-5555 or 800-863-3336 or purchase online at www.bjc.psu.edu. Saturday, October 28 Toby Keith, Hookin’ Up and Hangin’ Out Tour, 7:30 p.m. Toby Keith’s Ford Trucks-sponsored Hookin’ Up & Hangin’ Out Tour powers across North America. Fans will get a wall-to-wall musical revue headlined by Keith plus special guest Joe Nichols and featuring Rushlow Harris and Lindsey Haun. Reserved tickets are $55.00 and $45. Tickets available at The Bryce Jordan Ticket Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Tickets Downtown, the Altoona Campus ticket outlet, all Ticketmaster locations, or charge by phone at 814-865-5555, or 800-863-3336, or online at www.bjc.psu.edu. Sunday, October 29 Third Day with the David Crowder Band, presented by DC Concerts, 7:00 p.m. Reserved tickets are $29.50, Groups of 10 or more are $21.00. Gold Circle seating is also available. Tickets available at the Bryce Jordan Ticket Center , Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Tickets Downtown, the Altoona Campus ticket outlet, all Ticketmaster locations, or charge by phone at 814-865-5555, or 800-863-3336, or online at www.bjc.psu.edu. For Group Tickets call 814-863-1812. Thursday, November 2 The All-American Rejects, The Starting Line, The Format and Gym Class Heroes, 7:30 p.m. Reserved theatre-style and general admission tickets are $23 for University Park students. Tickets for the general public will be available at The Bryce Jordan Ticket Center, HUB-Robeson Center at the National Red Cross Blood Drive, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Tickets Downtown, the Altoona campus ticket outlet, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 814-865-5555 or 800-863-3336, or at www.bjc.psu.edu online.

Eisenhower Auditorium Highlights Wednesday, October 25 Penn State’s Distinguished Speaker Series presents Jeff Corwin, 8 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium. Tickets available - October 17, 18, 19. Emmy winner Jeff Corwin has been working for the conservation of endangered species and ecosystems around the world since he was a teenager. Animal Planet audiences best

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know Jeff as host of The Jeff Corwin Experience, one of the most popular shows on cable television. The series reaches over 13 million viewers in the United States, and is viewed in more than 70 countries worldwide. For more information visit http://www.sa.psu.edu/usa/dss/. Friday-Sunday, November 3-5 The Producers, presented by Center for the Performing Arts. Everything you’ve heard is true! Mel Brooks has put the comedy back into musical comedy. Tickets are Adult $55, $49, University Park Student $45, $39, 18 and Younger $50, $44. Call 814-863-0255 or 1-800-ARTS-TIX or www.cpa.psu.edu. Tuesday-Wednesday, November 28-29 Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA, presented by Center for Performing Arts. Classic tale of love, loyalty, betrayal, and courage, with an exhilarating Tony and Grammy award-winning score by Elton John and Tim Rice. Ticket prices are Adult $46, $40, Student $36, $30, and Youth $41, $35. Call 814-863-0255 or 1-800-ARTS-TIX or www.cpa.psu.edu. Saturday-Sunday, January 27-28 CATS, presented by Center for Performing Arts. Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, CATS features twenty of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s timeless melodies. Tickets prices are Adults $46, $40, Students $36, $30, Youth $41, $35. Call 814-863-0255 or 1-800-ARTS-TIX or www.cpa.psu.edu.

2007 & 2008 Penn State Football Schedule 2007 Football Schedule Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 03 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

Florida International Notre Dame at Buffalo at Michigan at Illinois Iowa Wisconsin at Indiana Ohio State Purdue at Temple at Michigan State

2008 Football Schedule August 30 TBA September 6 Central Florida September 13 at Syracuse September 20 TBA September 27 Illinois October 4 at Purdue October 11 at Wisconsin October 18 Michigan October 25 at Ohio State November 8 at Iowa November 15 Indiana November 22 Michigan State

* Home games in Bold.

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