The Adventure Bureau Dispatch

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Restaurants, diners gear up for Happy Valley Restaurant Week

With just a few weeks left before Happy Valley Restaurant Week kicks off, June 16–25, both local gourmands and restaurants alike are looking forward to 10 packed days of culinary fun throughout the region, and for good reason. With new restaurants participating in the event for the very first time (like the newly opened, French-inspired diner in downtown State College, Oeuf Boeuf et Bacon), an extended event timeline (up from seven days in past years to 10 days for 2023), and near-endless ways chefs can show off their chops via limited-time, event-only menu offerings of their choice — well, let’s just say there’s a whole lot to look forward to.

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The Adventure Hunt is On!

The Spikes and The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau are gearing up for a quest unlike any other as part of Adventure Night at Medlar Field on Saturday, June 24. The Adventure Night festivities will serve as the culmination of an Adventure Hunt that spans Happy Valley, with fans seeking the treasures that abound throughout the area. Click to read more!

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There’s even more in store for State College Spikes fans as the 40-game regular season home schedule, matching the biggest in franchise history, starts off tomorrow with Opening Night presented by PSECU at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. The next wave of the Spikes’ home schedule release offers the chance for fans to purchase an exclusive Sean Clifford 1923 VIP Bobblehead Package as part of the Sean Clifford Retirement Party on August 15, an epic Adventure Hunt with The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau, BuccoMania Night on August 18, the inaugural Beer Run on August 3, plus much more.

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What's new at Elk Creek Cafe and Aleworks?

Are you ready to embark on your next thrilling Happy Valley adventure? Look no further than Elk Creek Cafe and Aleworks! Indulge in their incredible lineup of signature brews and delectable food, all while enjoying live entertainment. It's the perfect destination to satisfy your taste buds, quench your thirst, and immerse yourself in a lively atmosphere.

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Josiah Viera to be honored on Spikes’ August 20 jerseys

On what would have been his 19th birthday, all of us at the State College Spikes are honored to announce that on Sunday, August 20, our friend and teammate Josiah Viera will be featured on jerseys that will be worn by the entire team, which will go up for bids in a Jersey-off-the-Back Auction presented by PSECU to benefit Children’s Miracle Network, specifically the work done by CMN at Gesinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville, which provided Josiah with outstanding care throughout his lifelong battle with progeria, a rapid aging condition.

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