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ClearWater Conservancy kicks off Centred Outdoors, releases schedule of free guided group outings in Season 7 Passport and online

ClearWater Conservancy has released the 2023 schedule for the seventh season of the organization’s Centred Outdoors program. The program, made possible with support from partnering organizations including Mount Nittany Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA-DCNR), invites people of all ages and fitness levels to participate in free guided adventures at outdoor destinations throughout Centre County. Pronounced ‘centered’, the program is spelled “Centred” for Centre County.

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Nest Alchemy: Art & Science Intertwined at 3 Dots

Join us this Thursday evening (April 13, 5-7pm) at 3 Dots to celebrate the opening of our latest exhibit – Nest Alchemy. The event will include a cocktail reception and a panel discussion of “Seven Simple Actions to Save Birds”, an initiative designed to help make our urban world more hospitable to bird life.

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Happy Valley has a piece of history for every interest

Happy Valley is brimming with history — rich stories of daring do, enterprise, heartbreak, victory, mystery, intrigue, and adventure. There is truly something to suit every sort of historical interest and taste, right here in our own backyard.

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Celebrating Black History Month in Happy Valley

Happy Valley has an abundance of history with African-American Civil Leadership, from Fredrick Douglas speaking in Bellefonte at Reynolds Hall in 1872, to Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at Recreation Hall in 1965.

Join the Downtown State College Improvement District in the observation and celebration of Black History Month. A plethora of events and resources are available to inform, educate, and inspire State College residents and visitors alike throughout the month of February.

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Checking off my Penn State bucket list

I’ve been an avid Penn Stater all my life, so when I became a student, I had a bucket list as long as my arm. In the last four years, I’ve gotten to check a lot off of that list, but there was still so much to do.


Local Historia Makes Connecting with History Easy

Maris operates Local Historia along with partner (and fellow school teacher ) Dustin Elder. Local Historia is an educational platform that focuses on “engaging content, walking tours, and other unique experiences,” including “History Pub” — an evening of cocktails and historical conversation at Big Springs Spirits, and an annual “Spooky Speakeasy,” with ghost stories at the Gamble Mill

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Where to create, innovate, and invigorate this winter in Happy Valley

As fall advances and weather hints at winter’s pending fury, it’s the perfect time to plan for indoor fun for families. Happy Valley venues offer a plethora of opportunities whether you’re a seasoned resident or a freshly transplanted family. Try that art class you’ve always wanted, indulge the hobby your little one keeps asking about, and plan some visits to a new venue. Here’s a quick list to get you started.

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