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Online Directory of Fun A take-along directory to all the best fun in Happy Valley begins on page 13.

Looking Good Where to Shop for the Hottest Brands and Coolest Styles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

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What can I say that our Summer issue does not say far better than I ever could? Just thinking about Summer in Happy Valley is enough to elicit the emotion that our mission is all about. I guess to some people the Outer Banks brings a similar soothing joy this time of year. Not for me, as the Outer Banks means 10 hours of driving (twice!), getting sunburned and spending too much money. You may be rolling your eyes or you may be nodding in agreement. When it comes to loving Happy Valley, you cannot fake the funk! I hope you see in each and every article, and on our website, our authentic love for Happy Valley. We are here to say, simply, this is the

best place on Earth to live, work and play. If you want to debate, my email is below. Understand, you will debating the self-proclaimed Grandmaster Funk of Happy Valley. This publication is my platform where I work to get you out supporting our advertising partners who wake up everyday ready to welcome and host you and your family during your stay. In the center of this issues, we feature advertisers in an online directory to help you PLAN YOUR FUN here in Happy Valley. Have a great summer! greg@happyvalley.com

If You Haven’t Been Here in a While… Check Out our Ever‑Growing List of New Places in Happy Valley! Good Eats Jim’s Soft Pretzel Bakery

Bringing a little taste of Philadelphia to State College, Jim’s Soft Pretzel Bakery is all about its pretzels. From pretzel twists, rods, dogs, sausage, minis, and customized shapes, this bakery is sure to satisfy all pretzel cravings. Maggie’s Italian Water Ice will also be served to help beat the summer heat. The grand opening is set for the last week in June. 404 East Calder Way, State College; 1‑877‑774‑3500; www.jimspretzel.com

Little Caesar’s Pizza

Rumor has it that Little Caesar’s Pizza and its specialty “crazy bread and sauce” will be making a Happy Valley come back in the near future. While plans are still being finalized, a “coming soon” banner is already hanging in the window of its new location on S. Atherton St.

with the chance to shop twice a week. Locust Lane, Between College Ave. and Beaver Ave. State College; 814‑422‑8735; www.statecollegefarmers.com

Charlotte Russe

Catering to the fashion and accessory needs of women in their teens to twenties, the new 7,000‑square‑foot store will be a welcome addition to the Nittany Mall. Nittany Mall, 29000 E. College Ave., State College; 814‑231‑0760; www.charlotterusse.com

Get Fit LionHeart Fitness and Mixed Martial Arts Having trouble finding time to get to the gym? With the LionHeart Fitness and Mixed Martial Arts’ new fitness round‑the‑clock schedule, customers will have no excuse not

to workout. Formerly BodyWorks, now under new ownership the fitness center will be open 24 hours a day Monday through Saturday, with reduced hours on Sundays. The facilities offer new classes, cardio machines and free weights, nutritional counseling, and tanning booths. 127 Sowers St., State College; 814‑238‑4617

Coming Soon P Hotel & Spa

Currently under construction across from the Williamsburg Square complex, just down the street from Target and Wegmans, P Hotel & Spa will offer elegant condominium hotel suites with the benefits of hassle‑free ownership and the services and amenities of the finest luxury hotels. The P will also take care suites while they are not in use and will handle rental arrangements. A Fall 2009 opening is projected.

Shop in Style State College Downtown Farmers’ Market

Continuing its tradition of supplying Happy Valley with the best produce, baked goods, craft items and other products, The Downtown Farmer’s Market is now open for business every Tuesday from 11‑4 p.m. Still the same 26‑foot farmers market with the same “good assortment of people,” said Barrie Moser of Moser’s Garden Produce, opening the market on Tuesday will now give shoppers who can’t make the Friday market the opportunity to buy from local vendors. Those who enjoy the fresh, yet easily perishable items will also be pleased

The P Hotel is coming to Happy Valley. Located on the former Lowe’s property, the facility will include a spa, a Tapas restaurant and upscale retail shops.

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Raise a Glass to Summer A Guide to Outdoor Dining and Cocktails By David Hutto In our opinion, the best season in Happy Valley is finally here. The students are gone, the weather is warm, and there’s no better time to take advantage of the many bars and restaurants that offer outdoor patio seating. So gather your friends, pull up a chair, and order a round. Whether you’re in the mood for beer and nachos or bourbon and steak, you’re sure to find the perfect summer evening meal or drink in Happy Valley.

Gingerbread Man Want to grab a beer in a casual outdoor atmosphere? Gingerbread Man has a small outdoor seating area, covered in case of rain. When you’re having a beer‑and‑pizza day, this may be your destination, and there’s very convenient parking just across the street. They also have a range of other items, including sandwiches, burgers and wings, along with a full bar. 130 Hiester St., State College; 814‑237‑0361

for a pitcher of Yuengling and a plate of wings. They also have a full bar if a sunny day says ‘gin and tonic’ to you. For an early afternoon drink we recommend the Bloody Mary. Garnished with cheese, pepperoni and fresh vegetables, it’s practically a snack in a glass. 1611 North Atherton St., State College; 814‑234‑7700

Rathskeller The Rathskeller is below street level, underneath Spats restaurant, with a small courtyard to sit outside. As Penn State alumni know, the bar boasts a rich history dating back to the 1930’s, snippets of which can be found within its walls. The Skeller is mostly a beer joint atmosphere, featuring daily draft specials, but they also have a full bar. 108 South Pugh St., State College; 814‑ 237‑3858

Café 210 West Another Penn State favorite, the white tables, red plastic chairs and green awning hold fond memories for alumni. Café 210’s large College Avenue patio is the perfect location to see and be seen. The restaurant also features a double‑decker patio behind the restaurant. The Cafe has a range of food items, so order a beer and enjoy a sandwich, wrap, salad or burger. If you’re not in a beer mood but still want to see who strolls by on a summer day, they also have a full bar. Try a pitcher of Long Island Iced Tea! 210 W. College Ave., State College; 814‑237‑3449

Otto’s Talk about luck, a small American town with beautiful mountains and a great local brewery—Germany has nothing on Happy Valley Otto’s brews their own beer, with at least 12 varieties on tap. The outdoor seating area has seven large tables. If you want a light drink on a hot day, try the Spruce Creek Lager or the Apricot Wheat. Or if you prefer to get in touch with your inner German, order the Weizenbach with a reuben sandwich. The frequently‑packed parking lot is proof that the folks at Otto’s know their beer, but you can also park at Jersey Shore Bank across the street Monday‑Friday after 6, or on weekends after noon. 2105 North Atherton St., State College; 814‑867‑6886; www.ottospubandbrewery.com

Champs Sports Bar and Grill For many folks, summer is about the sun, and if you can catch some rays on a sweltering day with your favorite brew, that’s a good life. The sports bar Champs has a large second‑story deck that’s perfect

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Mad Mex If you want great Mexican food in State College, this is the place to be. Mad Mex has a large outdoor seating area, half of which is under a large tent. They have a full bar and a long list of the kinds of dishes you should have at a Mexican restaurant, but with catchier names and cutesy descriptions. Try the Nacho Mama’s Taco Platter with a frozen raspberry margarita (they’re strong… don’t say we didn’t warn you). 240 South Pugh St., State College; 814‑272‑5656; attached to Days Inn Hotel

The Deli The Deli goes for diversity in their menu and their outdoor seating options. In back they have seating on Calder Way, where the patio is surrounded by a cool twisted iron railing; in front you can sit on Hiester Street and admire the mural of State College myth and legend across the street. The Deli has a full bar, 25 beers on draft, and a vast food menu including soups, salads, sandwiches, steaks, seafood, and even a little Mexican. Try a burrito with a Mojito, or

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Raise a Glass to Summer‌ Continued from Page 3 Kelly’s Beneath the big bull is one of Happy Valley’s best restaurants with one of the biggest and best outdoor seating areas around, landscaped with roses and a variety of plants. A more upscale restaurant, Kelly’s is well known for steak and seafood, and they have a full bar. As an extra perk, a tiki bar is open on Fridays and Saturdays. For an after‑dinner pick‑me‑up, try one of their coffee drinks, like the Kentucky Cream Coffee with bourbon. 316 Boal Avenue, Boalsburg; 814‑466‑3133; www.kellys‑steak.com

American Ale House

Dave Bradley (left) and Dennis McDowell enjoy a drink at lunchtime on The Deli’s outdoor patio. “It was snowing all winter and we wanted to enjoy the weather and scenery out here before it snows again,â€? said McDowell. “What you’re seeing is very rare ‑ we usually work out at lunch ‑ but it was so nice we decided to take advantage of the weather.â€? take a risk and order the Caipirinha, made with cachaça (a liquor from Brazil), sugar syrup, and lime juice. With a drink menu four pages long, you won’t go home thirsty. 113 Hiester St., State College; 814‑237‑5710; www.dantesinc.com/thedeli.htm

If you’re looking for a sylvan setting for martinis or you just want to sit under the trees with a beer, the American Ale House in Toftrees is well worth the short drive from downtown. They have a large outdoor seating area, literally under the trees that grow up in the middle. The Ale House has at least 15 beers on draft, plus a wine list and a full bar. On a pleasant summer evenings, try one of their large salads with a glass of chardonnay, or if you’re in a less vegetarian mood, go for the Cuban sandwich with a Magic Hat #9 beer. If you’re hit with a surprise rain shower, don’t worry, you can duck indoors and enjoy the entertainment of the piano bar. 821 Cricklewood Dr., Toftrees; 237‑9701

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A Blanket and a Basket Guide to the Best Places to Picnic By Rita Lumpkins Nothing says summer like a picnic. So pack a basket and head out to one of Happy Valley’s many parks. Here’s a few we recommend.

Municipal Parks Offer Picnic Pavilions and Fun for Kids

The Centre Region Parks and Recreation’s Web site www.crpr.org lists municipal parks that have picnic tables and picnic pavilions that are able to be reserved. Unreserved pavilions are available on a first come, first served basis. For the kids, you can even rent a “Sports Pack Duffle Bag” full of bats and balls and other picnic fun. The CRPR sponsors special events including a Bike‑In Movie Series, showing Pee Wee’s Big Adventure at Sunset Park on July 18 at 8:30 PM. Bring blankets or chairs and snacks. These events are free, but small donations are appreciated.

State Parks Add Outdoor Fun to Any Picnic

Several of Pennsylvania’s best parks are within easy driving distance of State College and afford perfect picnicking plus opportunities for outdoor fun like swimming, boating, fishing and hiking. You can reserve picnic pavilions, or select an unreserved pavilion where available. For driving directions, visit www.dncrstate.com. We recommend: Whipple Dam, 12 miles south of State College on Rt. 26, features a sparkling lake and sandy beach offset by the beautiful greenery of the surrounding forest. Greenwood Furnace, about 25 minutes southeast of State College on Rt. 305, offers campsites with full amenities, the cool waters of Greenwood Lake for swimming, and trails perfect for dayhiking. Bald Eagle, past Milesburg on Rt. 150, is a large park surrounding the Foster Joseph Sayers Reservoir, which offers great fishing opportunities, unlimited horsepower boating and a sandy beach for swimming. In addition to the campground, primitive campsites are also available within hiking distance of the lake. Stone Valley and Shaver’s Creek, Penn State’s Stone Valley Recreation Area (108 Business Services Building, University Park; 814‑863‑1164; www.shaverscreek.org) has picnic tables and also rents pavilions and charcoal grills. Facilities that accommodate large groups are also available for rent. Located within Stone Valley, Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center (3400 Discovery Rd., Petersburg; 814‑863‑2000; www.outreach.psu.edu) has two picnic areas available on a first come first serve basis.

Bear Meadows Rd., Boalsburg; www.tusseymountain.com). The owners of Brookmere Winery & Vineyard Inn (5369 S. R. 655, Belleville; 717‑935‑5380) encourage visitors to stroll their grounds and bring a picnic to enjoy with a bottle of chilled Brookmere wine.

Like to Picnic but Don’t Like to Pack?

Let these local establishments do the work for you. All you have to do is show up and eat! The Fraser Street Deli features sandwiches named after historical local celebrities, including the Nittany Lion, Joe Paterno, James Beaver and Graham Spanier. (109 S. Fraser St., State College; 814‑234‑1918) If you’re hankerin’ for BBQ there’s Doan’s Bones (2904 Penns Valley Pike, Rt. 144 at Old Fort, Centre Hall; 814‑364‑BONE) home of the “Whippler” (barbeque pork, slaw, and fresh cut fries on a steak roll) or Clem’s Wood‑Fired BBQ (Rt. 220, Port Matilda; 814‑ 360‑1140) which packs all menu items, including their popular baby‑back ribs, for easy traveling and handling and even provides serving utensils. Or why not order a “Perfect Summer Picnic” from Wegmans (345 Lowes Blvd., State College; 814‑278‑9000)? Choose a fruit tray, a meat and cheese platter, penne and mozzarella, dinner rolls, beverages, and, for dessert, Wegmans Ultimate Chocolate Brownies. Any picnic accessories you might need can also be ready for you when you pick up your order.

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Outdoor Concerts Great for Picnicking

Bring picnics, blankets or chairs to State College’s Summer Evening Concert Series, South Hills Summer Picnic Series, Bellefonte’s Summer Sounds from the Gazebo, Summer Concerts on the Lemont Village Green, and Summer Music Nights at Millbrook Marsh. Visit the HappyValley.com calendar for details.

More than a Picnic

Picnic with a Wine and Cheese Basket for Two or a Clambake Bag , enjoyed before amphitheater performances at Tussey Mountain (301

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Central PA 4th Fest: An All‑American Celebration Volunteers Show the True Spirit of Happy Valley By Bev Molnar Hands down, Happy Valley offers one of the biggest and best 4th of July celebrations in the country. 4th Fest is an all‑day event featuring fun activities, food and a spectacular fireworks display, consistently rated one of the best in the country. Executive Director Bernie Kiesling told us this year 4th Fest includes the same fun as previous years plus some new activities to enjoy.

Here are some highlights to help you navigate your day: 9 a.m. – The Firecracker 4K Race is family friendly and fun for both runners and walkers. Begins and Beaver Stadium and continues through Penn State campus. 1 p.m. – State College Spikes vs. the Vermont Lake Monsters at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park ($) 4 p.m. – BJC Family Playground inside the Bryce Jordan Center Arena offers a nice break from hot temperatures and the sun. ($) 4, 5:30 and 6:45 p.m. – Pyrotechnics demonstrations at the Pyro Demo Tent by 4th Fest volunteers. A behind‑the‑scenes look what it takes to put on one of the best fireworks displays in the country! 4‑6 p.m. – Free Fantastic Frankfurters at Lot 44! 4‑7:30 p.m. – Nittany Line Hobbies and Toys brings back the popular Remote Control Car Races in the BJC Founders Lot. Sign up at the Information Booth. 4‑10:15 p.m. – Live Entertainment at various locations throughout the grounds.

6 p.m. – The line forms in Lot 44 at 5:30 PM to get a slice of the 14‑foot Flag Cake! 6‑8 p.m. – Sky’s the Limit Ballooning offers tethered hot air balloon rides. ($) 9:20 p.m. – Fireworks begin! As always, the pyrotechnics team choreographs the entire show to music (ranging from patriotic to popular), played on 93.7 FM The Bus. A street dance follows the fireworks, providing the perfect excuse to continue partying and a perfect way to avoid the post‑fireworks traffic jam. Besides the fun and fireworks, what makes the Central PA 4th Fest celebration so special is that it is planned and executed entirely by volunteers. It’s the largest volunteer‑run Fourth of July celebration in the country, according to Jeff Nucciarone, vice president of support and operations and a member of the board of directors. “An event this size produced by paid professionals would cost close to a quarter of a million dollars,” Nucciarone says. His wife, Cindy, an advisory board member, agrees that volunteerism is the “true spirit” of 4th Fest.

VIP Passes In fact, volunteering is a great way to score a coveted VIP Pass for free. The VIP Pass allows you to experience the fireworks from a special reserved viewing area. VIP Pass holders get an up‑close view of the special large ground‑based effects, which have been updated for 2008. VIP parking passes are also available. VIP viewing and parking passes can be purchased at the Jordan Center ticket office right up to the day of the event.

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Water, Water Everywhere Boating Opportunities Range from Afternoon Paddling to Overnight Stays It has often been said (by our intern Annalynne) that there is only one way to improve Happy Valley: move it to the beach. But since Mount Nittany isn’t going anywhere, the next best thing is to enjoy fun on the water right here on our area’s lakes and streams. Here, our trusted intern details the best options available for boating, including rental prices. True, surfing is out, but Annalynne says you can still have nearly all the fun of beach going without the drive to the Jersey Shore (that’s the one in New Jersey, not the one a few exits over on I‑80).

houseboat for an entirely unique lodging experience. Get a whole group together with a large boat for 10 people or have a quiet week with just a few close friends. The houseboats include bedrooms, bathrooms, full‑size kitchen, grill, sundeck and sliding boards. Let me tell you, these houseboats are equipped for fun. You can rent a houseboat for as little as a $1,000 or as much as $3,600. Also check out The Proud Mary Tour boat, with “turn of the century hospitality and breathtaking vistas.” If you don’t rent your own boat, this is a must see.

By Annalynne Kenawell

You can find similar boating options on a slightly smaller scale 23 miles from State College at Bald Eagle State Park (149 Main Park Rd., Howard; 814‑625‑2775). You can rent several different kinds of boats as well as waterskiing equipment. Waterskiing is exciting for adults and kids, and can also provide some good laughs for those who’ve never done it. If excitement isn’t your thing, consider renting a pontoon boat with tubing gear. Great fun for families. Pontoon boats range from $60‑$75 per hour. If you’re into manual labor, canoes and kayaks are $10, and paddle boats are $12.

Great Lakes State College is only 28 miles from the largest man made reservoir in Pennsylvania. At Lake Raystown, you can bring your own boat or use one of the many places available for rentals, from pontoon and fishing boats to canoes and paddleboats. Most boats are available year round, so you can appreciate the changing seasons from many vantage points on the lake. Pontoon boats can be rented from the Lake Raystown Resort for anywhere between $300 and $450 during the daytime. In the evening, you can watch the sunset from your boat at a reduced rate between $150 and $250. These rentals include a tube or water skis, harness and ski jacket. Fishing boats and canoes can be rented per hour for $30 or $10, respectively. Similar prices can be found at Seven Points Marina (RD 1, Raystown Lake; Hesston; 814‑658‑3074; www.raystown.org). Pontoon boats are $125 an hour and $400 per day. You can also rent a motorized fishing boat for $45 per hour and $100 per day. It’s worth noting that Seven Points Marina does not increase prices on weekends and holidays. For a long weekend or a weeklong adventure, consider renting a

Small Lakes, Big Fun For something different, you can rent an entire fleet of Paddle Boats at Tussey Mountain (301 Bear Meadows Rd., Boalsburg; 814‑466‑6266; www.tusseymountain.com) just 11 miles outside of State College. This is a cool activity for a reunion or birthday party. Boats can be rented for $75 an hour and $40 for every hour after that. In ten short minutes you can be at Penn State student‑favorite Whipple Dam (Huntingdon; 814‑667‑1800). This relaxing area is great for canoeing, sailing and motor boating. You can rent canoes, paddleboats and rowboats for only $5 for a half hour and $7 for an hour. Great Saturday fun for families, groups of friends, or couples. There’s a little beach and a snack bar, and changing rooms and bathrooms are available throughout the park. If you are a Happy Valley native and own your own boat, or are a visitor towing yours in, check out Colyer Lake. Located five miles east of State College, Colyer Lake is a habitat for largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, chain pickerel, and pumpkinseed. In other words, the fishing is primo. It’s a nice relaxing spot even if you’re not into the fish. Less than a mile from State College, sailing lessons and boat rentals are available at Stone Valley Recreation Area (Business Office: 814‑863‑0762). The beautiful area is run by Penn State and offers discounts to students and groups for boat rentals. However, Stone Valley is currently on a hiatus while Lake Perez is repaired. Who needs long drives, high gas prices and expensive accommodations when you can have the beach experience right here? Happy Valley is a great place to try on your sea legs!

Sayers Dam offers family fun on the water.

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Owner of The Bicycle Shop Enjoys Life in Mecca for Mountain Biking Happy Valley Offers Internationally Recognized Trails By Annalynne Kenawell Think football is the only sport in Happy Valley? Think again! Our region is home to some of the best biking trails in the United States. The International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) has made Happy Valley’s own Rothrock State Forest into the site of one of its epic trails stating: “While Joe Paterno’s Nittany Lions rule State College, there is more to this town than pigskin and pilsner, namely, mountain biking.” The R3, (Roth Rock Ride) a favorite of mountain biking enthusiasts

everywhere was described as: “Thirty‑two miles of single‑track and fire roads. Four‑thousand six‑hundred feet of climbing. More rocks than a Flintstones movie or a paperweight warehouse” in IMBA Trail News. The IMBA Web site lists State College’s The Bicycle Shop as a place for visitors to check out after riding the R3. The little shop, located on the corner of Barnard Street and College Avenue, has been around for 62 years. It has seen more than five owners, including the current owner Erik Scott. Scott says he doesn’t really see himself as someone selling bikes so much as someone selling a lifestyle. If asked at age 21 if he would be the proud owner of a bicycle shop, he would have laughed. A Penn State graduate, he worked for The Athletic Clubs in State College for 12 years. He then founded B&E cycles, a smaller bike shop, and when The Bicycle Shop came up for sale he bought it and merged the two. Considering its international recognition, Scott finds State College to be a Mecca for mountain biking. If you’ve never ridden here, he has plenty of maps and books on trails in and around Centre County. Information on the Rothrock State Forest trails are also available. Of course, some of Scott’s favorite trails aren’t on the maps, they’re the no‑name trails, somewhere in the game lands. The increase in gas prices has allowed Erik to share his way of life with more and more money‑conscious customers. The pain at the pump has inspired many to start riding bikes to work, which has promoted sales of bike accessories as well as new bikes. If you’re looking to trade your gas guzzler for a pedal pusher, The Bicycle Shop had everything you need for a commute to work on a bike.

Affordable solutions for alumni interest groups and membership organizations

Whether you are looking for a reliable and affordable way to get you from point A to point B, or you’re looking to emulate Scott’s style and buy that dream bike, check out The Bicycle Shop, located at 441 W. College Ave., State College; 814‑238‑9422.

Selling a Lifestyle…the Benefits of Commuting by Bike:

Keep your alumni or members connected to each other and to your group with online tools, highly personalized mailings, and volunteer training and management. We can help grow your membership or annual fund, engage your members in communications and events, and build a solid foundation for your group’s future.

It’s good for your health, and possibly the health of others. You’re getting a workout, and you’re reducing the risk of injury to other motorists and pedestrians by being on a bike rather than behind the wheel.

Accelerate your membership.

It’s good for your wallet. While the initial investment to purchase a bike may be high, it far outweighs the annual expense of maintaining a motor vehicle, especially with gas prices at record highs.

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It’s good for the environment. You’re decreasing traffic congestion, and air and noise pollution, making our community more livable.

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If you aren’t looking for any long term commitments, like turning in your car for a bike, you can still take Erik’s thinking out for a spin. The Bicycle Shop rents bikes for one or more days. With the shop’s low rental cost, you can try it out for a couple of days on your morning commute. Or if you are looking for a relaxing outdoor day in Happy Valley you can always just rent for a day. Take the friendly advice provided by the employees at The Bicycle Shop on where to find the best trails.


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Summer in Happy Valley Shines at Arts Fest 2008 Festival Promises to Please By David Hutto Theodore Dreiser once wrote that art is the stored honey of the human soul. From July 9-13, that honey will flow through downtown State College, to be enjoyed by more than 125,000 visitors at the 43rd Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. As always, the rich diversity of Arts Fest will include extensive exhibits of fine arts, musical performances, activities for children, and a wide variety of food choices. During festival days, downtown State College comes to life—crowds turn the streets into flowing streams of people, from art enthusiasts seeking unique new purchases to little kids with painted faces and dripping ice cream cones. Allen Street is surprisingly transformed with a landscape installation and performance stage.

Whether you’re a veteran Arts Fest‑er or making your first visit, Here are some key things to know to make the most of your Arts Fest experience: • Wednesday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. is Children’s Day at the festival featuring the Children and Youth Sidewalk Sale. Kids show off and sell their own artwork. There are also performances both by and for young people, along with craft workshops and demonstrations, and a Grand Procession through the Festival. It’s a great tradition to kick off the fun.

• This year Children’s Day will include the National Marionette Theatre presenting Peter and the Wolf at the Schwab Auditorium, at 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

• The sidewalk sale of arts and crafts will be open Thursday to Saturday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., and on Sunday from noon until 5.

Even the streets and sidewalks get into the act at Arts Fest. • Most events are free, but entrance into some performances requires a button, which is clearly a bargain at only $7. Buttons can be purchased from many local businesses, including the State Theatre, the Corner Room, the Days Inn, the Student Bookstore, and others.

• For Penn State Alumni, Arts Festival is a special time. Penn State plans Arts Festival Alumni Reunion Weekend, featuring special events and the opportunity to stay on campus. Rooms in West Halls range from $30‑47 per person and include a full breakfast in the dining commons. Families will enjoy an ice cream social and the opportunity to cool off at Penn State’s McCoy outdoor pool. Visit www.alumni.psu.edu/events or call 800‑548‑LION.

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Summer in Happy Valley Shines at Arts Fest… Continued from Page 22 High Art and High Enthusiasm

More than 340 artists are scheduled to take part, selected by a jury from 900 original submissions. Artists come from State College, Pennsylvania, throughout and overall from 35 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. This is an especially competitive show for artists to enter into, which means the quality of artwork is high. Local artist Sandi Garris, who has turned quilt‑making into a fine art with striking visual combinations, says that this is “one of the more encompassing” shows she attends, and that the quality of art is always good. Sandi has been in Arts Fest more than 20 times, and for an artist who makes her living from festivals, she considers this “one of the better shows of the year.” The enthusiasm of the crowd is a draw for out‑of town artists, potters Doug Johnson and his wife Donna Gilbert, coming from Gainesville, Georgia. This will be the third time at the festival for Doug and Donna, who feel strongly that Arts Fest is worth the long trip to get here. Doug says, “It’s a very upbeat festive feel, and that comes in large part from the audience. People who went to Penn State seem to be very enthusiastic about their school and the festival.”

Art for Your Ears

The sidewalk sale may be the most visible part of the Arts Festival, but there’s more. Musical performances take place in five venues: the Festival Shell, Memorial Field, Allen Street Stage, Schwab Auditorium, and The State Theatre. At these locations over the course of the festival there will be 53 different performances, including folk, rock, Celtic, blues, reggae, swing, and gypsy. While many of the performances are free, don’t forget that some require a button. One musical highlight is Shelby Lynne’s performance on July 12 at 8 p.m. at the State Theatre.

Other Unique Offerings

Believe it or not, there’s still more. In the Schwab Auditorium, audiences can enjoy silent films by Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, and Buster Keaton, to the musical accompaniment of the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra. Another unusual offering will be tango performances at the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center. For three days, audiences can enjoy the dance and music of Tangocentral, with Adrian Ocneanu, who will be accompanied by the pianist Katee Burago. She says tango music is “sensual and heated… so you can feel the passion running through you.”

Go Hungry

Arts Fest food is equally as popular as the art. Chocolate covered strawberries, smoothies, fresh lemonade, ethic treats, and much more. Restaurants downtown are also open for business. Don’t let the crowd scare you… if you pick the right time you can score a great table overlooking the festival at Allen Street Grill.

New This Year

For the first time this year there will be a booth of Penn State students selling student work. And for the first time in many years there will be a classical concert at St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Saturday at 3 p.m.. For more casual music, the festival will make use of local talent by hosting jam sessions for folk musicians.

Parking

To make your visit to the festival easier, use the festival parking area at Jordan East, next to the Bryce Jordan Center. Parking here will cost $5 a day, and you can ride the free shuttle buses downtown and around the festival.

Visit The Pasto Agricultural Museum Journey back to a time when farmers used muscle power, both human and animal, to produce food and fiber. Get hands-on experience with rare and unusual farm and household items dating from 4,000 BC to the 1940s. Learn about early farm life and how it contributed to the growth of our nation. Located 9 miles southwest of State College on Route 45 on the site of Ag Progress Days. The museum is open by appointment and during Ag Progress Days, August 19, 20 and 21, and tours are available by appointment from April 15 through October 15. For more information, call 814-863-1383 or visit http://pasto.cas.psu.edu/

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WHAT TO DO Beaver Stadium Porter Rd., University Park, PA 16802; 814‑863‑0971; www.gopsusports.cstv.com/facilities/beaver‑stadium.html Bryce Jordan Center 112 Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA 16802; 814‑863‑5500; www.bjc.psu.edu

Centre County Historical Society at Centre Furnace Mansion 1001 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801; 814‑234‑4779; www.centrefurnace.org Discovery Room at Shaver’s Creek Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, 3400 Discovery Rd., Petersburg, PA 16669; 814‑863‑2000; www.shaverscreek.org Downtown State College Improvement District 127 S. Fraser St., State College, PA 16803; 814‑238‑7004; www.downtownstatecollege.com Eisenhower Auditorium Eisenhower Rd., University Park, PA 16802; 814‑863‑0255; www.cpa.psu.edu Medlar Field at Lubrano Park & State College Spikes 112 Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, University Park, PA 16802; 877‑99‑SPIKES www.statecollegespikes.com Nittany Valley Symphony P.O. Box 1375, State College, PA 16804; 814‑231‑8224; www.nvs.org Pasto Agricultural Museum Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center, 2710 W. Pine Grove Rd., PA Furnace, PA 16865; 814‑863‑1383; pasto.cas.psu.edu

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Penn Skates 2210 High Tech Rd., State College, PA 16803; 814‑357‑6898; www.pennskates.com

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Raystown Lake Region Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau, 6993 Seven Points Rd., Suite 2, Hesston, PA 16647; 814‑658‑0060; www.raystown.org

Penn’s Cave and Wildlife Park 222 Penn’s Cave Rd., Centre Hall, PA 16828; 814‑364‑1664; www.pennscave.com

Woolrich Company Store 39 Boardman Dr., Woolrich, PA 17779; 570‑769‑7832; www.happyvalley.com/posts.php?id=654

Pennsylvania Military Museum Museum and the 28th Division Shrine, P.O. Box 160A, Business Rt. 322, Boalsburg, PA 16827; 814‑466‑6263; www.pamilmuseum.org

George’s Floral Boutique 482 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801; 814‑237‑2722; www.georgesfloral.com

Raptor Center at Shaver’s Creek Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, 3400 Discovery Rd., Petersburg, PA 16669; 814‑863‑2000; www.shaverscreek.org

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Schwab Auditorium Pollock Rd., University Park, PA 16802; 814‑863‑0388; www.cpa.psu.edu Skydive PSU Corp. Mifflin County Airport, Reedsville, PA 17084; 866‑258‑7597; www.skydivehappyvalley.com SOZO Institute of the Arts 256 E. Beaver Ave., State College, PA 16801; 814‑880‑9933; www.sozoart.org The State Theatre 130 W. College Ave., State College, PA 16801; 814‑272‑0606; www.statetickets.org Tussey Mountain Ski Area 301 Bear Meadows Rd., Boalsburg, PA 16827; 814‑466‑6266; www.tusseymountain.com Way Fruit Farm 2355 Halfmoon Valley Rd., Port Matilda, PA 16870; 814‑692‑5211; www.happyvalley.com/posts.php?id=1344 2nd Generation/David Donnelly Antiques Approx. 1 hr. from State College; 1224 3rd Ave., Rts. 22 and 220, Duncansville, PA 16635; 814‑695‑5942; www.2ndgenerationantiques.com

Growing Tree Toys 202 S. Allen St., State College, PA 16801; 814‑237‑3655; www.growingtreetoys.com Happy Valley Refreshment 420 Boal Ave., Boalsburg, PA 16827; 814‑466‑6360; www.happyvalley.com/ posts.php?id=842 Old State Clothing Company 310 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801; 814‑234‑1415; www.oldstate.com Penn State Bookstore 1 Pollock Rd., University Park, PA 16802; 814‑863‑0205; psu.bncollege.com

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Rock Garden Perennial Nursery 176 Brush Valley Rd., Boalsburg, PA 16827; 814‑466‑6100; www.therockgardennursery.com

Blair County Ballpark & Altoona Curve 1000 Park Ave., Altoona, PA 16602; 814‑943‑5400; www.altoonacurve.com

Central PA School of Massage 336 S. Fraser St., State College, PA 16801; 814‑234‑4900; www.schoolofmassage.com

Children’s Discovery Workshop 343 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701; 570‑322‑5437; www.williamsportymca.org

Dragonfly Therapeutic Massage & Day Spa 1212 N. Atherton St., State College, PA 16803; 814‑237‑5220; www.dragonflymassages.com

Fullington Bus Tours 316 E. Cherry St., P.O. Box 211, Clearfield, PA 16830; 814‑765‑7871; www.fullingtontours.com

St. Joseph Institute 134 Jacobs Way, Port Matilda, PA 16870; 814‑692‑4954; www.stjosephinstitute.com

Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum 539 US Highway 15, South Williamsport, PA 17702; 814‑326‑3607; www.littleleague.org

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WHERE TO STAY Atherton Hotel 125 S. Atherton St., State College, PA 16801; 814‑231‑2100; www.athertonhotel.net Carnegie House 100 Cricklewood Dr., State College, PA 16801; 814‑234‑2424; www.carnegiehouse.com Comfort Suites 132 Village Dr., State College, PA 16803; 814‑235‑1900; www.comfortsuites.com/ires/en‑US/html/HotelInfo?hotel=pa276 Days Inn Penn State 240 S. Pugh St., State College, PA 16801; 814‑238‑8454; www.lioncountrylodging.com Happy Valley Motor Inn 1245 S. Atherton St., State College, PA 16801; 814‑238‑8461; www.happyvalleymotorinn.com Hilton Garden Inn 1221 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801; 866‑204‑1221; www.lioncountrylodging.com Motel 6 1274 N. Atherton St., State College, PA 16803; 814‑234‑1600; www.lioncountrylodging.com Nittany Budget Motel 2070 Cato Dr., State College, PA 16801; 814‑238‑0015; www.lioncountrylodging.com Nittany Lion Inn 200 W. Park Ave., State College, PA 16803; 814‑865‑8500; www.pshs.psu.edu/NittanyLionInn

Inn at Walnut Acres 699 Weaver Hill Rd., Bellefonte, PA 16823; 814‑353‑1597; www.innatwalnutacres.com Inn on the Sky 538 Brush Mountain Rd., Spring Mills, PA 16875; 814‑422‑0386; www.innonthesky.com Mountain Hideaway B&B 1544 E. Mountain Rd., Port Matilda, PA 16870; 814‑692‑4980; www.mthideaway.com St. Joseph Institute 134 Jacobs Way, Port Matilda, PA 16870; 814‑692‑4954; www.stjosephinstitute.com Aikens Cabins 401 Bear Meadows Rd., Boalsburg, PA 16827; 814‑466‑9299; www.aikenscabins.com Mountain Acres Lodge 345 Mountain Acres Rd., Spring Mills, PA 16875; 814‑364‑1508; www.mountainacreslodge.com Wildwood Chalet 12575 Happy Hollow Rd., Huntingdon, PA 16652; 814‑571‑8799; www.wildlodge.net Wildwood Cottage 5684 Leisure Ln., Huntingdon, PA 16652; 814‑571‑8799; www.wildlodge.net Woodward Crossings 178 Jackson Hill Rd., Aaronsburg, PA 16820; 814‑349‑4484; www.woodwardcrossings.com

WHERE TO EAT Alto Italian Restaurant 901 Pike St., Lemont, PA 16851; 814‑238‑5534; www.altoitalian.com

Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel 215 Innovation Blvd., State College, PA 16803; 814‑863‑5050; www.pshs.psu.edu/PennStater

Beulah’s BBQ & bar bleu 114. S. Garner St., State College, PA 16801; 814‑237‑0374; www.beulahsbbq.com

Ramada Conference Center 1450 S. Atherton St., State College, PA 16801; 814‑238‑3001; www.ramadasc.com

Carnegie House 100 Cricklewood Dr., State College, PA 16801; 814‑234‑2424; www.carnegiehouse.com

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La Bella Trattoria, Bellefonte La Bella Trattoria 114 E. High St., Bellefonte, PA 16823; 814‑353‑8808; www.garmanoperahouse.com Legends 215 Innovation Blvd., Penn Stater Hotel, State College, PA 16803; 814‑863‑5080; www.pshs.psu.edu/PennStater Mario & Luigi’s 1272 N. Atherton St., State College, PA 16801; 814‑234‑4273; www.dantesinc.com Olde New York 2298 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801; 814‑237‑1582; www.happyvalley.com/posts.php?id=1747 Otto’s Pub & Brewery 2105 N. Atherton St., State College, PA 16803; 814‑867‑6886; www.ottospubandbrewery.com P.J. Harrigan’s 1450 S. Atherton St., Ramada Conf. Center, State College, PA 16801; 814‑235‑3009; www.ramadasc.com Prospectors Allegheny Rib Company 2080 Cato Ave., State College, PA 16801; 814‑861‑7427; www.prospectors.net Rotelli 250 E. Calder Way, State College, PA 16801; 814‑238‑8463; www.rotellistatecollege.com Rumors Lounge 220 E. College Ave., Atherton Hotel, State College, PA 16801; 814‑231‑2100; www.athertonhotel.net

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Townhomes at Independence 400 Jefferson Ave., State College, PA 16801; 814‑280‑6120; www.statecollegetownhomes.com

Zola New World Bistro 324 W. College Ave., State College, PA 16801; 814‑237‑8474; www.zolabistro.com

Traditions of America at Liberty Hill 411 Beacon Cir., Boalsburg, PA 16827; 814‑466‑9490; www.traditionsofamerica.com/liberty_hill/liberty_hill.html

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Village Heights 305 Village Heights Dr., State College, PA 16801; 814‑235‑2148; www.villageheightspa.com

Brookside Homes 16 Commerce Ave., Selinsgrove, PA 17870; (570) 374-7900; www.brookside-homes.com Builders Association of Central PA 2038 Sandy Dr., Suite 100, State College, PA 16803; 814‑231‑8813; www.centralpabuilders.com CDG Properties 551 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap, PA 16823; 814‑359‑4304; www.cdgproperties.com Fine Line Homes 1426 Benner Pike, State College, PA 16801; 814‑237‑5581; www.finelinehomes.com Haubert Homes 1356 S. Atherton St., State College, PA 16801; 814‑867‑3262; www.hauberthomes.com S&A Homes 800 Science Park Rd., State College, PA 16803; 814‑272‑8875; www.sandahomes.com Sunrise Homes 2790 W. College Ave., State College, PA 16801; 814‑231‑8500; www.uniquelysunrise.com Foxdale Village 500 E. Marylyn Ave., State College, PA 16803; 814‑238‑3322; www.foxdalevillage.org The Village at Penn State 361 Presidents Dr. State College, PA 16803; 814‑238‑1949; www.villageatpennstate.com Westminster Woods 360 Westminster Dr., Huntingdon, PA 16652; 814‑644‑2065; www.phi‑preshomes.org

Village of Nittany Glen 119 Marshall Blvd., State College, PA 16803; 814‑357‑0202; www.mckeebuilders.com/nittany_glen.asp Ella & Wendy Williams, Realtors Prudential First Choice Realty, 2214 N. Atherton St., State College, PA 16803; 814‑231‑2214; www.ellawilliams.net Kissinger, Bigatel & Brower 1612 N. Atherton St., State College, PA 16803; 814‑238‑8080; 2300 S. Atherton St., State College, PA 16801; 814‑234‑4000; www.1kbb.com Kristie Weiss, REALTOR, ABR 1375 Martin St., State College, PA 16803; 814‑231‑8200 x 301; www.kristieweiss.com Nancy Ring, Exclusive Realtor 1375 Martin St., State College, PA 16803; 814‑231‑8200 x 331; www.givenancyaring.com ReMax Centre Realty 1375 Martin St., State College, PA 16803; 814‑231‑8200; www.statecollegehomesales.com

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Penn State Bookstore 1 Pollock Rd., University Park, PA 16802; 814‑863‑0205; psu.bncollege.com

Associated Realty Property Management 456 E. Beaver Ave., State College, PA 16801; 814‑231‑3333; www.arpm.com

Ashenfelter Multi‑Sport Facility Porter Rd., University Park, PA 16802; gopsusports.cstv.com/facilities/ashenfelter‑facility.html

Lions Gate Apartments 424 Waupelani Dr., H‑13, State College, PA 16801; 814‑238‑2600; www.lionsgateapts.com

AstroTurf Field Bigler Rd., University Park, PA 16802; www.gopsusports.cstv.com/facilities/astroturf‑field.html

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Beaver Stadium Porter Rd., University Park, PA 16802; 814‑863‑0971; www.gopsusports.cstv.com/facilities/beaver‑stadium.html

Penn State Athletics 101 Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA 16802; 814‑865‑1757; www.gopsusports.com Penn State Nittany Lion Club 157 Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA 16802; (800) NITTANY; www.nittanylionclub.com Penn State Outreach Program 301 Outreach Building, University Park, PA 16802; 814‑865‑7600; outreach.psu.edu Penn State Outreach Youth Programs 301 Outreach Building, University Park, PA 16802; 814‑865‑7600; outreach.psu.edu/youth George’s Floral Boutique 482 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801; 814‑237‑2722; www.georgesfloral.com Old State Clothing Company 310 E. College Ave. State College, PA 16801; 814‑234‑1415; www.oldstate.com

Bryce Jordan Center 112 Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA 16802; 814‑863‑5500; www.bjc.psu.edu Discovery Room at Shaver’s Creek Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, 3400 Discovery Rd., Petersburg, PA 16669; 814‑863‑2000; www.shaverscreek.org Eisenhower Auditorium Eisenhower Rd., University Park, PA 16802; 814‑863‑0255; www.cpa.psu.edu Holuba Hall University Dr., University Park, PA 16802; 814‑865‑5500; www.gopsusports.cstv.com/facilities/holuba‑hall.html Jeffrey Field Park Ave., University Park, PA 16802; www.gopsusports.cstv.com/facilities/jeffrey‑field.html Lorenzo Wrestling Complex Curtin Rd., University Park, PA 16802; www.gopsusports.cstv.com/facilities/lorenzo‑complex.html McCoy Natatorium Curtin Rd., University Park, PA 16802; 814‑865‑1432; www.athletics.psu.edu/nat Medlar Field at Lubrano Park 112 Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, University Park, PA 16802; 877‑99‑SPIKES; www.statecollegespikes.com Nittany Lion Field University Dr. and Park Ave., University Park, PA 16802; www.gopsusports.cstv.com/facilities/lion‑field.html Pasto Agricultural Museum Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center, 2710 W. Pine Grove Rd., PA Furnace, PA 16865; 814‑863‑1383; pasto.cas.psu.edu Penn State All‑Sports Museum One Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA 16802; 814‑865‑0044; www.happyvalley.com/posts.php?id=1003

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HOW TO GET HERE Penn State All‑Sports Museum

Alamo Rent A Car 2493 Fox Hill Rd., State College, PA 16803; 814‑237‑1771; www.alamo.com

Penn State All‑Sports Museum Beaver Stadium, Curtin Road, University Park, PA 16802; 814‑865‑0044; www.happyvalley.com/posts.php?id=1003

Fullington Bus Tours 316 E. Cherry St., P.O. Box 211, Clearfield, PA 16830; 814‑765‑7871; www.fullingtontours.com

Penn State Ice Pavilion Greenberg Indoor Sports Complex, University Park, PA 16802; 814‑865‑4102; www.pennstatehockey.com

National Car Rental 2493 Fox Hill Rd., State College, PA 16803; 814‑237‑1771; www.nationalcar.com

Raptor Center at Shaver’s Creek Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, 3400 Discovery Rd., Petersburg, PA 16669; 814‑863‑2000; www.shaverscreek.org

University Park Airport 2493 Fox Hill Rd., State College, PA 16803; 814‑237‑2011; www.universityparkairport.com

Rec Hall Curtin Rd., University Park, PA 16802; www.gopsusports.cstv.com/facilities/rec‑hall.html

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Happy Valley Day Trip Victorian Bellefonte Epitomizes Charm If you have the urge to explore but don’t want to stray too far from the heart of the action, Bellefonte is the ideal choice. Just 12 easy miles north of State College off Rt. 220, Bellefonte was founded in 1795 and is steeped in a rich history, evident in the Victorian architecture of town’s homes and businesses alike. The best way to experience Bellefonte, a National Historic District, is up close and personal, so park the car and get out and stretch your legs. The terrain is hilly so wear your walking shoes, or stop by Campinis (at the corner of Allegheny and Bishop Streets) to pick up a pair. Historical Museum (203 N. Allegheny Street), and check out more than 4,000 items from the area’s earliest Native American culture to artifacts of daily life in the early 1900s. One short block away, find themed exhibits in the Bellefonte Museum (133 N. Allegheny Street).

Dining La Bella Trattoria, located in the lower level of the Garman Opera House, serves traditional regional Italian cuisine in a unique atmosphere. High Street Pub (213 W. High Street) incorporates as many regionally‑produced ingredients as possible, and has great beers on tap. There’s a small deck for outdoor dining in nice weather. Jim’s Italian Cuisine (East Cherry Lane) is a hidden gem that’s busy from open (4 PM) to close (8 PM), but worth the short wait for a table. Join the ducks on a stroll through Talleyrand Park

Talleyrand Park Stroll through Talleyrand Park , where the “beautiful waters” for which the town is named flow through Big Spring. Visitors and residents alike enjoy feeding the gigantic fish (feeding the ducks is not allowed) or snacking on a sandwich or ice cream cone from The Café on the Park, right across the street. The park offers free wireless internet connection and is home to the restored Bellefonte train station, where period passenger trains still run on special occasions, such as the Bellefonte Cruise and Victorian Christmas.

Shopping Though the town is small, you could spend an entire day shopping in its quaint shops and antique stores. The farmer’s market, held in front of the courthouse on Allegheny Street, Wednesdays and Saturdays April through November, offers locally grown produce and seasonal flowers. Find upscale antiques at Victorian House Antiques and Artisan Gallery on High Street. Also on High Street, check out Pure Imagination for classic toys and games, and Go Velocity for die cast cars and trucks as well as vintage European and Japanese tin toys, a must for car lovers. The Black Cat artists’ cooperative on Allegheny Street showcases some of the area’s finest artists. Local artists are also featured at the Garman Opera House (116 E. High Street), a restored 1890s theatre now operating as a state‑of‑the art movie theatre.

History If you’re a history buff, stop by the Centre County Library and

Gamble Mill Tavern (160 Dunlop Street) offers upscale dining in a casual, rustic atmosphere. Recently purchased by the owners of State College favorite Zola New World Bistro, the Gamble Mill offers the same delicious food and some new menu items. Hofbrau (106 E. Bishop Street) Enjoy their “world famous” pizza, wings or a sandwich.

Birds‑eye View When you finish your walking tour and are back in the car, cap off your day by taking in one of the best views in Happy Valley: From Talleyrand Park drive up High Street to the Centre County Courthouse and turn right onto Allegheny Street. Follow Allegheny through the traffic light at Bishop Street and head to the top of the hill where you can pull your car into an on‑street parking space and turn around. The tops of the Victorian buildings rise up from the street and are set against the backdrop of the surrounding hills. From this vantage point View from the top you can see the true beauty of this charming small town, just one of many special places in Happy Valley.

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Happy Valley on a Student Budget

Sports Fan Fun

Outdoor Lover Fun

Whether you’re a summer student or just on a student‑sized budget, our interns compiled this guide to the best way to spend your hard‑earned cash on fun.

Why it’s cool

What it offers

When to go

For more information

Mount Nittany

A Penn State tradition, conquered by JoePa at age 79.

A free activity for avid hikers and beginners alike, plus a great view.

Summer mornings or evenings when it’s a little cooler. Don’t forget a water bottle.

Mt. Nittany Rd., State College; 814‑237‑0400; www.mtnittany.com

Tussey Mountain

Hot weather fun at a typical wintertime destination.

Go‑karts, a driving range and a skate park.

For college students, there are “two‑for‑one” specials every Monday on all activities, except the batting cages. Wednesday nights test out all the main attractions for just $20.

Off Route 322, State College; 800‑733‑2754; www.tusseymountain.com

State College Spikes

The only place you can see up‑and‑coming Pittsburgh Pirates and obscure celebrities in action.

More than peanuts and cracker jacks, from post‑game fireworks to themed nights (80s night and “stone broke student” night).

“Stone Broke College Student Night” (Thursday, August 28 – 7:05 p.m.): Special discounts and giveaways.

Individual ticket prices range from $7 to $11. Medlar Field, 701 Porter Rd., University Park; 814‑272‑1711; www.statecollegespikes.com

Penn State Ice Pavilion

You can work on that triple axle and use couple skating as an excuse to hold hands with your summer crush.

Everything from public skating to classes and games.

Sundays. Only $3.50 to skate and $2 for rentals.

Greenberg Indoor Sports Complex, Pollock & McKean Rd., University Park; 814‑863‑2039; www.pennstateicerink.psu.edu

A tangible history of Nittany Lion pride.

A free, interactive experience, including fighting a wrestling dummy, and an inside look into the evolution of college sports.

Admission is free everyday but small donations are appreciated for up‑keep of the museum.

Penn State All‑Sports Museum

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Students with ID only $4 everyday.

Beaver Stadium, Curtin Rd., University Park; 814‑865‑0044; gopsusports.cstv.com/ hallfame/psu‑hallfame.html


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What it offers

A cheap and creative way to relieve the stress of summer classes and add a personalized touch to your apartment or dorm room.

A wide range of unfinished pottery, including plates, bowls, dishes and vases, ready for your paint brush.

The State Theatre

The best venue in town for the latest live music, original cinema, dance, plays and musicals.

Indie films abound and indie bands are stopping by, too (most recently Band of Horses and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club).

Movie admission is just $5 for students for every showing, while most dance and musical performance range from $10 to $50.

130 W. College Ave., State College; 814‑272‑0606; www.thestatetheatre.org

Webster’s Bookstore Café

Providing the summer read that makes any good summer.

Quality used books at affordable prices, plus an unparalleled cool atmosphere.

Before 8 during the week and before 6 on weekends, the all‑organic café provides patrons with fair trade beverages and gourmet bites all under $5. Old and new vinyl records also available for purchase.

128 S. Allen St., State College; 814‑234‑9712; www. webstersbookstorecafe.com

Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery

A cultural experience located just minutes from downtown State College.

Guided tour of the vineyard and authentic wine tasting, all for just $5.

During the special wine and cheese pairings offered in the summer months.

350 Houser Rd., Centre Hall; 814‑466‑6373; www.mtnittanywinery.com

Meyer Dairy

While most Penn Staters swear by the Creamery, Meyer Dairy offers stiff competition for a good cone.

Go when the craving hits but bring a friend, the portions are large and easily shared.

2390 S Atherton St., State College; 814‑237‑1849

2000 Degrees

When to go

For more information 202 W. College Ave., State College; 814‑234‑1151

Stay for under an hour and choose from all the great pottery available for under $10.

Something a Little Different

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Poor Artist Fun

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A Fashionista’s Guide to Shopping Happy Valley Local Boutiques and Shops Feature Name Brands and Latest Styles Believe it or not, big cities have nothing on Happy Valley when it comes to shopping for the hottest brands and coolest styles. Our best dressed staffer and resident fashion plate put together this go‑to guide for keeping your wardrobe up‑to‑date.

By Sarah Haight Unique Finds

To really make a statement, check out one of these stores for one‑of‑a‑kind looks.

Gracienne

Brazilian‑inspired shoes and accessories designed by State College resident Gracienne Myers. Additional stores are slated to open in New York City and Brazil, so be the first to get hooked on Myers’ designs. 208 W. College Ave., State College; 814‑237‑3848

Chico’s

Sarah keeps us all in fashion. Known for exotic jackets and wild prints, find something to make you stand out in a crowd. 19 Colonnade Way, State College; 814‑237‑0697

People’s Nation

Want to make a statement? Visit People’s Nation and put it on a t‑shirt. A huge selection of t‑shirt sizes, colors and graphics are available. 126 E. College Ave., State College; 814‑861‑2626

The Rag and Bone

Men’s and women’s vintage clothing from the 1920s through 1980s. Great for parties, special events, projects or finding something to suit your personality. All merchandise is clean and repaired. 240 E. Calder Way, State College; 814‑238‑2966

Hot Brands

If you think you need to trek to the nearest metro area for the best brands of jeans and the latest labels, think again.

Access

A women’s boutique featuring labels such as True Religion, Lucky Brand Denim, Level 99 and AG. Designer jeans, stylish tops, shoes, jewelry and accessories fill the store. 224 E. College Ave., State College; 814‑234‑2519

Connections

Find a large selection of casual and evening wear for men and women. Merchandise ranges from trendy accessories and lingerie with brands such as Free People, Guess, Silver Jeans and Lani to formal wear and tuxedo rentals. 130 S. Allen St., State College; 814‑237‑5462

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Metro

This store truly has it all. With a coffee shop and bookstore, young women’s attire in brands such as Nicky Hilton’s Chick, Juno and Puma, and a selection of unconventional gifts, Metro is true to its name. 320 E. College Ave., State College; 814‑234‑9600

Mr. Charles

Mr. Charles has specialized in dressing sophisticated college women since 1940. Casual and evening wear are available in brands such as Citizens for Humanity, Edun, Susana Monaco, Seven for All Mankind, and more. 228 E. College Ave., State College, 814‑238‑3042

n’V

Designer jeans such as Joe’s Jeans, Not Your Daughters Jeans and 7 Jeans, tops, Brighton jewelry and accessories nestled into the Boalsburg Diamond. Tattoo-inspired Ed Hardy by Christain Audigier t-shirts can be found on the racks. 101 W. Main St., Boalsburg; 814‑466‑6887

5Twenty7

Urban wear at its finest featuring Sean John, Rocawear, Akademiks and Baby Phat. 214 E. College Ave., State College; 814‑235‑6927

Playing Dress Up

For wedding attire or other important occasions, there is a wide selection of formal wear for both men and women.

For the Ladies: Alfred Angelo

Extensive collection of bridal and formal wear, including bridal gowns, bridesmaids dresses, prom attire and accessories. 2615 East College Ave., State College; 814‑238‑0894

Formalities

Central Pennsylvania’s largest full‑service formalwear shop with unique dresses from around the world, located in historic Bellefonte. 121 S. Allegheny St., Bellefonte; 814‑357‑2060

And the Gents: Jack Harper’s Young Men Shop

Tuxedo rentals and other fine clothing, like Lacoste polo shirts, for men and women. 114 W. College Ave., State College; 814‑237‑8900

JoS. A Bank

From sportswear to formal wear, JoS. A Bank has a high quality selection of men’s clothing. 19 Colonnade Way, State College; 814‑861‑7190


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A Fashionista’s Guide…Continued from Page 23 Mr. Tux

State College’s only full service tuxedo center specializing in tuxedo rentals and sales. 125 S. Fraser St., State College; 814‑234‑1889

Chain Gang

Your favorite chain retail stores are right here in town.

Abercrombie and Fitch

138 S. Allen St., State College; 814‑867‑4064

Eddie Bauer

131 S. Allen St., State College; 814‑234‑1014

Ann Taylor Loft

19 Colonnade Way, State College; 814‑861‑3296

Talbots

1341 S. Atherton St., State College; 814‑234‑2227 The Nittany Mall may be small but covers all the bases with anchor store Macy’s, plus staple stores for men and women, including Express, Gap, American Eagle, Hollister, Aeropostale, Charlotte Russe, and Victoria’s Secret.

Mr. Charles, State College

Finishing Touches

Bare Foot

Complete your look with the perfect pair of shoes and some killer accessories. Find anything you could want at one of the following locations:

From sneakers to stilettos, Bare Foot supplies the latest fashion in footwear. Visit this trendy store to peruse the newest designs and styles. 130 E. College Ave., State College; 814‑234‑8080

Fashion For Your Feet: AJ Fine

Shoe Fly

One‑of‑a‑kind shoes, accessories and clothing for women of all ages. 1341 S. Atherton St., State College; 814‑234‑7463

256 E. Beaver Avenue State College, PA 16801 814.880.9933 freedom & creativity

The Shoe Fly offers a large selection of shoes for both men and women. Doc Martens and Birkenstock are among the labels featured at this favorite footwear nook. 214 E. College Ave., State College; 814‑238‑4858

Jewelry and other Accessories: Crushed Ice

Adorned with floor‑to‑ceiling displays of affordable jewelry, Crushed Ice is THE place to accessorize. The store also sells fashionable belts and purses. 358 E. College Ave., State College; 814‑237‑3300

Sydney Mac Sozo Institute of the Arts

live jazz, acoustic, folk, punk, rock, indie shows & events for all ages smoke/alcohol free downtown State College venue for Event & Booking details visit:

A small boutique featuring jewelry, handbags and clothing for women and children. 115 E. Beaver Ave., State College; 814‑238‑8322

Lingerie: Jezebel’s Boutique

From sexy to practical, you will find a large variety of lingerie and workout apparel. 366 E. College Ave., State College; 814‑272‑7967

Your Perfect Fit

Customized bra fittings and lingerie for all shapes and sizes. 101 W. Main St., Boalsburg; 814‑466‑7470

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A Nice Day for a Blue and White Wedding Wedding Planning Resources for Penn State Alumni and Fans By Jennifer Lynch If you and your betrothed are Penn State grads, chances are you love the Lion as much as you love each other. So why not plan your special day right here in Happy Valley? We’ve done your homework for you with this list of some of the best wedding services available.

Nationally Acclaimed Cakes For Heaven Cakes by Tracy Coleman:

Hailing from Virginia and serving up custom cakes for customers that include the United States Senate, House of Representatives and corporations like Target and Aflac, this cake expert still admits her preference for wedding cakes. 123 North Church Street, P.O. Box 376, Boalsburg; 814‑466‑7220; www.tracycolemancakes.com

ishkabibble cakes and cupcakes

Owner Ms. Malik understands the importance of a perfectly crafted wedding cake. As a long‑time cupcake baker, she turned to the cake business when she, herself, struggled to find the “perfect” wedding cake for her own wedding. Book 4 to 6 months in advance or call now for your cake consultation. State College, PA; 814‑769‑3414; www.ishkabibblecakes.com

Delectable Delights

Recognized by The Knot as a Best Pick, Delectable Delights by Heather Luse is a family run business, headed by Penn State’s own executive pastry chef. With wedding cakes already being booked well into 2009, call as soon as possible to ensure the perfection of your special day. 332 N. Pennsylvania Ave., PO Box 614, Centre Hall; 814‑364‑2995

Cakes for Occasions by Kim Morrison

Winner of both the 2007 Mid‑Atlantic Show Wedding Competition and the 2007 National Wedding Cake Competition, and works featured on Food Network programs like “Here Comes the Cake,” Morrison sticks to a “made‑from‑scratch” approach combining rich European chocolates with local ingredients. P.O. Box 151, Spring Mills; 814‑422‑8779; www.kmcakes.com

College locals, owners Kristen Ortiz and Jessica Corl understand the importance of providing customers with personal attention, taking their services to a whole new level. 355 A Colonnade Blvd., State College, PA 16803; 814‑235‑1260; www.simplyelegantgowns.com

Formalities By Tracina Fisher

Whether the gown is for a beach‑side ceremony or Cinderella‑style, Formalities works with its customers to make the search for the perfect dress as fun and stress‑free as possible. Additional services include on‑site expert fittings, seaming, steaming and cleaning, and dress storage. 121 S. Allegheny St., Bellefonte; 814‑357‑2060; www.formalities.com

Goin’ to the Chapel Talleyrand Park & Gazebo

Stop by the Bellefonte Borough offices now and fill out an application to reserve your wedding in the picturesque Talleyrand Park. Stroll along the small streams, walk across the footbridges, and meet beneath the newly renovated gazebo on the big day. While the park is always open to the public, booking now will ensure your exclusive rights to the park’s gazebo and arbor. Reservations are recommended a year in advance. 236 W. Lamb St., Bellefonte; 814‑355‑1501

Lily Manor

Whether you’re search for an intimate indoor setting or the ultimate outdoor event, host your wedding in this Central Pennsylvania restored mansion with the guidance of on‑hand design team A&A Designs. Accommodating up to 400 guests, Lily Manor is a full service provider from floral arrangements to menus, décor, and every minute detail in between. 67 Box 34, Mifflin; 717‑436‑5888; www.lilymanor.com

One of a Kind Dresses For Love and Laughter

Open since 2003, For Love and Laughter is stocked with a range of designer dresses that grace the covers of top bridal magazines. 2220 East College Ave., State College, PA 16801; 814‑231‑0440; www.forloveandlaughter.com

The Nittany Lion Inn

Choose from an array of different rooms to find the most complimentary to most reception setting desires. Work with wedding coordinators to make your traditional Nittany wedding one to remember. 200 West Park Ave., State College; 814‑863‑5084; www.pshs.psu.edu/NittanyLionInn

Simply Elegant Gowns

From traditional designs to all over glitz and glam, Simply Elegant Gowns hand picks its bridal designers to insure its customers the best in “dependability and design versatility.” As State

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A Happy Valley Wedding… Continued from Page 26 countryside wedding location at The Earlystown Manor. With panoramic views of State College, blossoming flowers outlining pathways, and green carpeted acres of space, the outdoor setting is perfect for any sized ceremony and/or reception. 2024 Earlystown Rd., RT 45, Centre Hall; 877‑466‑6481; www.earlystownmanor.com

Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center

Choose from four wedding packages to create the ideal country club wedding. Walk down the aisle on the lawns of this four‑star golf course resort or simply gaze across the emerald landscapes from atop the paved patio. One Country Club Lane, State College; 1‑800‑252‑3551; www.toftrees.com/banquets_wedding_info.html

Boal Mansion Museum

As a registered National Historic Site that once housed generations of Boalsburg founders and now houses the most importance Columbus collection, the lawn of the Boal Mansion may also be the future site for your upcoming wedding ceremony and/or reception. At an additional cost, bride and groom can hitch a ride on the restored 1852 Boal traveling coach that carried Colonel Theodore Davis Boal to meet with governors, generals, and other important figures. 300 Old Boalsburg Rd. or 163 Boal Estate Drive, P.O. Box 116, Boalsburg; 814‑466‑6210; www.boalmuseum.com/receptions.htm

The University Club

Recent renovations to meeting rooms and the three banquet rooms make the University Club an ideal on‑campus setting for both wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners. On‑site Beth Maass Fine Catering will work with bride and groom to plan the perfect event equip with a choice of approved live entertainment selections and highly recommended and suggested entrees, hors d’oeuvers, and desserts, this venue is sure to meet your Nittany wedding needs. 331 West College Ave., State College; 1‑814‑237‑6576; www.uclubstatecollege.com

Rehearsal Dinner Alto Italian Restaurant and Bar

With its own private entrance and bar for special events, Alto provides an idyllic intimate setting that will feel more like a fire‑side dinner with friends and family than eating out for a rehearsal dinner. Accommodate up to 65 guests. 901 Pike St., Lemont; 814‑238‑5534; www.altoitalian.com

Kelly’s Steak and Seafood

Rent out a private room and enjoy an award winning dining experience at Kelly’s Steak and Seafood. 316 Boal Ave., Boalsburg; 814‑466‑6251; www.kellys‑steak.com

Duffy’s Boalsburg Tavern

Reserve a banquet or meeting room at Duffy’s Tavern and take your rehearsal dinner guests back in time for an authentic colonial dining experience. 113 E Main St., Boalsburg; 814‑466‑6241; www.duffystavern.com

Sports, Beer and Hot Chicks Now that we have your attention, here are some tips for proposing to your girlfriend Whether she’s happily single, casually dating Mr. Right Now, or has found “the one,” every woman has envisioned her perfect proposal. To help you live up to the dream, HappyValley.com’s single female staffers came up with a few tips on popping the question. (And if our boyfriends just happen to find this paper lying around open to this page…)

The Ring

Happy Valley boasts many local jewelers who offer a one-of-a-kind diamond engagement rings: A family-owned business for over a decade, Kranich’s Jewelers has two locations in State College: one store in the Nittany Mall and the other at 216 E. College Ave. A family business founded in 1977, Confer’s Jewelers in Bellefonte offers a catalog of rings from numerous jewelers. (100 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte; 814-355-8836) Aurum Jewelers and Goldsmiths specializes in distinctive jewelry. 132 S. Allen St., State College

The Ask

Sure, you could just ask her. But you could also make it the most memorable moment of her life. Say it from the sky. If you’re adventurous go for a jump with Pennsylvania Skydiving’s Ultimate Corp (skydivehappyvalley.com), or a hot-air balloon ride with The Sky’s the Limit Ballooning, Inc. (www.paballoonrides.com) Over dinner. Happy Valley has some of the most romantic restaurants anywhere, including: Zola New World Bistro – request a window seat, please! (324 W. College Ave., State College; 814-237-8474; www.zolabistro.com) The Gamble Mill – recently reopened under new ownership in Bellefonte. (160 Dunlap St., Bellefonte; 814-355-7764; www.gamblemill.com) The Carnegie House – the fine-dining atmosphere with a flower garden view. (100 Cricklewood Dr., State College; 814-234-2424; www.carnegiehouse.com)

Have fun with it. If she’s a fun-loving girl, try one of these:

The fireworks at 4th Fest. If cuddling on a warm summer night under the glow of fireworks doesn’t scream romance, then you’re boring. The view from atop Mount Nittany is a great backdrop. Note to self, it’s a long way back down if she says no! If you’re sports fans, contact the Spikes’ front office to create a digital billboard proposal. (www.statecollegespikes.com).

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Key Events You Can’t Miss Take Advantage of the Warmer Weather and the Hottest Upcoming Events that Happy Valley Has to Offer JULY Central PA 4th Fest July 4, 2008, 9 a.m. Penn State Campus

Run by volunteers from the Central PA. 4th Fest organization. Festivities include a 4K race, activities during the day such as the BJC indoor playground, a military vehicle display and even a rock climbing wall! The day ends with a 45‑minute fireworks display. There is fun for all in and around the BJC!

Happy Valley Spirit Triathlon July 6, 2008, 7:30 a.m. Penn State Campus

The only triathlon held on and around Penn State’s University Park campus features a 750m swim at the McCoy Natatorium, a 20m out and back bike ride to the University Park Airport, and a 5km out and back run on Penn State roads. For more information visit www.happyvalleysprinttri.com.

Read It, Watch It Summer Series – Curious George July 9, 2008, 12 p.m. The State Theatre, 130 West College Ave.

The “The Read It, Watch It Summer Series” is back! This showing of Curious George benefits Centre County PAWS. Donations for the State College Food Bank will also be accepted. Tickets are free, but there is a four ticket limit per adult.

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts July 10‑13, 2008 Kid’s Day on July 9, 2008 Downtown State College

Arts Fest brings over 125,000 to Happy Valley for the Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition, gallery exhibition, Sand Sculpture and music, dance and theatrical performances in a variety of traditional and non‑traditional venues. Starting June 13 you can buy a button to support Arts Fest as well as gain admission to selected performances and shows! Buttons will be available at the Days Inn Penn State, The State Theatre and more.

People’s Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts and Crafts July 10‑ 13, 2008 Thursday ‑ Saturday 10:00 a.m. ‑ 8:00 p.m. Sunday 12 noon ‑ 5:00 p.m. Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg

Annual arts and crafts festival featuring the best of Central Pennsylvania’s artisans. Food, fun and family entertainment in a park like setting. The festival features artists, musical performances, food vendors’ booths, young artists’ sales area and lots of activities for the young!

Kansas July 11, 2008, 8 p.m. The State Theatre 130 West College Ave.

The State Theatre and 93.7 The Bus are proud to bring you a huge Arts Festival Weekend show ‑ KANSAS! They have penned and performed some of rock’s most recognizable songs such as the anthem “Carry On Wayward Son” and the ballad “Dust in the Wind.” For more information, visit The State Theatre website.

Shelby Lynne July 12, 2008, 8:00 p.m. The State Theatre, 130 West College Ave.

Lynne’s honesty, combined with an Alabama drawl that’s music to the ears even when she’s not singing, makes for an attention-grabbing one-two punch. With special guest Jim Bianco.

Summer Concert Series‑ Simply Sinatra July 15, 2008, 7:30 p.m. Memorial Field

A night filled with music from the famous singer and actor. Listen to his many hits including: “The Best is Yet to Come,” “Night and Day,”Paris Summer,” among others. Why not? It’s FREE!

Tussey Mountain Wing Fest July 17, 2008, 5:30 p.m. Tussey Mountain

The best chicken wings from local restaurants are featured at this weekly Thursday night challenge. Starting the 17th and going through August 28th, the challenge will feature live bands on stage each night.

Summer Concert Series‑Tribute to Jimmy Buffett! July 22, 2008, 7:30 p.m. Memorial Field

It’s a night to remember that famous, “Son of a Sailor.” Kick back and relax while you listen to Buffett’s seasonal music. Remember, summer doesn’t last forever!

To Kill a Mockingbird Presented by the State College Community Theatre July 23‑26 and July 29‑ August 2, 2008, 8p.m. Boal Barn Playhouse Buy tickets at the box office for this classic!

JazzPA July 26, 2008, 11 a.m. Downtown Bellefonte

A full day of sizzling Jazz for the whole family. The festival is held at numerous spots in historic downtown Bellefonte, for FREE! Tom Malone and Byron Stripling will both be playing sets at 11 a.m. to kick off the day and ending the night will be Arthur Goldstein’s Quartet.

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Key Events You Can’t Miss Take Advantage of the Warmer Weather and the Hottest Upcoming Events that Happy Valley Has to Offer

AUGUST Bellefonte Arts and Crafts Fair August 15‑16, 2008 Downtown Bellefonte

More than 100 artists and crafters display their works in sidewalk booths in downtown, historic Bellefonte. There will be entertainment for the whole family. Children’s arts and craft areas with live musical entertainment.

BrewExpo 2008 August 16, 2008, Two sessions: 12 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. The Penn Stater

The annual BrewExpo is one of the best beer shows in PA, giving you the best beer and best food from around the area for you and your friends. “Drink Less, Drink the Best!”

Ag Progress Days August 19 ‑ 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., August 20 ‑ 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., August 21 ‑ 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, Rt. 45 Come see the latest and greatest in agricultural techniques and technology. Free admission and parking!

2008 Otto’s Golf‑Fest August 25, 2008 State College Elks Club

A full day of golf, Otto’s brew, meals, an awards ceremony, prizes, evening entertainment by Wise Crackers Comedy Club and more! For more information, call Otto’s Pub and Brewery at 814‑867‑OTTO or the ClearWater Conservancy at 814‑237‑0400.

SEPTEMBER The Jonas Brothers featuring Demi Lovato September 2, 2008, 7 p.m. Bryce Jordan Center

Be sure not miss these Disney stars on their highly anticipated tour. Promoting their third album, A Little Bit Longer, the pop trio will be accompanied by another Disney star, Demi Lovato.

Nittany Antique Machinery Association 34th Annual Fall Show September 4‑7, 2008, Dawn till Dusk Penns Cave, Centre Hall

“Three Poles Walk Into a Bar“ Comedy Tour September 13, 2008, 7:00 p.m. The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave.

The first ever comedy tour featuring Polish/American comics, including Bob “The Polish Madman” Golub, will make a visit for an evening filled with laughs.

Earth, Wind & Fire and Michael McDonald September 14, 2008 7:30 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center

Just announced! Tickets go on sale Saturday 6/21 at 10 a.m. - call 814-865-5555.

Jeff Dunham Spark of Insanity Comedy Tour September 21, 2008, 7:00 p.m. Bryce Jordan Center

Comedy Central and YouTube sensation Jeff Dunham will bring his “suitcase posse,” to the BJC! For tickets call 814‑865‑5555.

Spring Creek Day Family Festival September 28, 2008 Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

Annual event includes live music, comedy, food, crafts, and of course, the environment! No admission fee. For information, call the Clear Water Conservancy at 814‑237‑0400.

OCTOBER CHICAGO October 1, 2008, 7:30 p.m. Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park Campus

Murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery—the cornerstones of the sultry and alluring Broadway musical hit “Chicago,” the Tony Award‑winning show based on a 1926 play of the same title. Call (800) ARTS‑TIX

Great Insect Fair October 4, 2008 Snider Ag Arena, Penn State Campus, 10 a.m.‑ 4 p.m.

The yearly event celebrates insects, with fun for all! Cockroach races, insect Olympics, face painting and the insect deli (back by popular demand)! Free admission.

Woodcarving, delicious homemade foods, parades and fun for kids! There is even a flea market and free scooter rentals.

Annual Fall Festival and Chili Cook‑off October 11, 2008 Downtown State College

Then and Now September 13‑14, 2008 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday Pennsylvania Military Museum

2008 Penn State Homecoming October 17‑19, 2008 Penn State Campus/ Downtown

Visit this living history time line of uniforms and equipment from the Colonial Period thru the 21st century. Free Admission.

Mark your calendar for this day of great food, crafts, music and more.

The Nittany Lions take on Michigan.

Hairspray October 23, 2008, 7:30 p.m. Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Campus

Don’t miss, “Hairspray,” Broadway’s musical‑comedy phenomenon

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Key Events You Can’t Miss Take Advantage of the Warmer Weather and the Hottest Upcoming Events that Happy Valley Has to Offer that inspired a major motion picture and won eight 2003 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Children’s Halloween Trail and Festival October 25‑26, 2008 Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center

The tradition of the Shaver’s Creek Children’s Halloween Trail goes back nearly twenty years.

Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson October 31, 2008 Bryce Jordan Center

Tickets to see the former American Idol winner and country singing sensation will go on sale Sept. 5, 2008 for their 2 Worlds 2 Voices Tour.

November Cirque Mechanics‑ Birdhouse Factory November 9, 2008, 2:00 p.m. Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park Campus

Birdhouse Factory, presented by a creative team of Cirque du Soleil veterans, is a show in which acrobats and early‑twentieth‑century machines come together.

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra November 13, 2008, 7:30 p.m. Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park Campus

Antoni Wit, general and artistic director and Valentina Lisitsa, piano soloist to return Penn State on the twenty‑fifth anniversary of the last performance at Eisenhower Auditorium. The orchestra has made

more than 100 tours to five continents.

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony November 20, 2008 Old Main Gates, South Allen Street

Enjoy live reindeer, holiday caroling with Dan and Gala, the Nittany Lion, holiday refreshments and of course, Santa and the lighting of the tree!

December Festival of Trees December 4‑7, 2008 Snider Ag Arena, Penn State

Get in the holiday spirit! Come see the trees decorated by local businesses and groups!

Stocking Stuffer Antique and Art Sale December 5‑6, 2008, 10:00 a.m. ‑ 4: 00 p.m. Centre Furnace Mansion, 1001 East College Ave., State College

The annual Stocking Stuffer Antique, Art & Fine Craft Sale has established itself as one of the area’s premier holiday events, promoting the unique work of local artisans and featuring some of the finest antiques, all in the decorated splendor within the historic Centre Furnace Mansion.

Polar Express December 6‑7, 13‑14, and 20‑21, 2008 Downtown State College

Begins with reading of Polar Express at Schlow Library followed by a trolley ride around town.

Penn State Football Schedule 2008 8/30 Coastal Carolina 9/6 Oregon State 9/13 at Syracuse 9/20 Temple 9/27 Illinois 10/4 at Purdue 10/11 at Wisconsin 10/18 Michigan 10/25 at Ohio State 11/8 at Iowa 11/15 Indiana 11/22 Michigan State

2009 9/5 Eastern Michigan 9/12 Syracuse 9/19 Temple 9/26 Iowa 10/3 at Illinois 10/10 Eastern Illinois 10/17 Minnesota 10/24 at Michigan 10/31 at Northwestern 11/7 Ohio State 11/14 Indiana 11/21 at Michigan State * Home games in Bold.

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She takes after you. Mark your calendar to come to

Adult Learner College Night Tuesday, July 15, 6:30 p.m. Founders Room Bryce Jordan Center For more information: www.psu4you.org/events or 865-3443

She parades around the living room in your high heels. She loves to wear your lipstick. Lately she’s been modeling something else—the confidence that you’ve been showing since you started going to class. The education you thought was going to improve your paycheck is impacting more than you knew. Why should you invest in your education? —College grads, on average, earn higher salaries than workers with a high school education. —In addition to higher wages, a college education can have benefits that you never even considered, such as improved health. — Professional development courses help you stay current in your industry and learn new skills. Penn State Continuing Education can help you: —fit education into your schedule with a variety of schedule option. —expand your career opportunities through certificate programs you can complete in two semesters —increase your earning potential with a Penn State degree

Penn State for your family—It Shows.

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