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Centre Film Festival brings independent filmmaking to your door

The 2020 Centre Film Festival is going virtual. From the comfort of your home, you can enjoy a masterfully curated collection of films and shorts from some of the nation’s most talented independent filmmakers, as well as student filmmakers. We have the inside scope about why you won't want to miss this year's festival.

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Virtual ‘Meeting the Moment with Michael Mwenso’ series continues with guest Charles Dumas

Michael Mwenso will continue the “Meeting the Moment” livestream series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28. In the second episode of his virtual series dedicated to Black artists, Mwenso will speak with Charles Dumas, professor emeritus of the Penn State School of Theatre. Dumas, who retired from Penn State in 2013, remains active in the university theater community. The actor, writer and playwright devised and directs “The Osaze Project,” a theatrical workshop to be staged in November that explores the incidents that led to the 2019 death of State College resident Osaze Osagie. In 2002, Dumas was a Fulbright Fellow at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He has written and directed more than 50 plays.

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POEtry with Tempest Productions

EDGAR ALLAN POE CELEBRATION!
Join Tempest Productions for 4 Evenings of sPOEctacular Poe!
Friday, October 30, we have POEtry for Young Audiences
Saturday, October 31, we celebrate the more adult & macabre Poe.

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200th anniversary of Philipsburg’s Old Mud Church to be celebrated on-line

The planned events for the 200th anniversary of Philipsburg’s Old Mud Church will not be taking place over the summer of 2020 due to restrictions of the COVID-19 epidemic. But this doesn’t mean the old church has been forgotten. A number of on-line celebrations will be hosted on the new website of the Philipsburg Historical Foundation, soon to be announced.

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Lincoln Caverns celebrates 90 years of discovery

Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28, 2020, 9 AM – 5 PM each day. The 2020 celebration offers a weekend of special historic tours, programs, children’s activities and savings, plus a few new surprises everyone will enjoy! Portraying the roles of those significant in the discovery and history of the caverns, interpreters will offer a special historic tour of both Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks. Tickets for adults and children will be offered for $9 in celebration of 90 years. Panning for gems is available for an additional charge. The one-hour historical tours leave from the visitors’ center approximately every half hour, rain or shine. No reservations are necessary to experience the splendor and beauty of Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks, however tour size is limited, and are filled in the order tickets are sold. Masks are required in the Visitors Center and on the tour. As an added treat, ECHO THE BAT, Lincoln Caverns’ mascot, joins the family at Discovery Days, 12 – 3 PM both Saturday and Sunday, with photo ops and gifts for all our young visitors.

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Central PA Theatre and Dance Fest goes virtual for 2020

3 days, over 100 artists and 70+ selections to choose from including music, dance, poetry and workshops! Livestreaming and pre-recorded events; there’s something for everyone at the 2020 Central PA Theatre and Dance Fest.

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From Sun to Snow, Happy Valley is the Place to Go

There are so many opportunities for places to visit, sights to see, food to eat, and teams to cheer-on in Happy Valley. As a visitor, exploring the many opportunities the valley has to offer means having to come for more than just one trip. To help plan your next trip to Happy Valley, we wrote the “must do’s” for each season.

The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau cannot stress enough that we believe in responsible and safe travel. We do encourage visitors planning business or leisure travel to Happy Valley to refer to the following resources for reliable information and updates regarding COVID-19. Please keep in mind that some articles on this blog were written in a different age pre-virus. Please refer to the individual business websites for current status and hours available. HVAB links to business and other appropriate pages at every opportunity.