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Be Adventuresome and Willing to Fail: ‘Better Call Saul’s’ Patrick Fabian

On November 6, Penn State alumnus and actor Patrick Fabian will be appearing at the Centre Film Festival at the Rowland Theatre. And when Filmmaker and Festival Director Pearl Gluck reached out to Fabian to invite him to the festival, she already knew about both his extensive acting career and his connection to Happy Valley … or so she thought. As it turns out, the stories — and film magic — were so much better than she could have imagined.

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Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo

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Free Screening of Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo as Part of Downtown Improvement District’s Pumpkin Pursuit

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Nature Inn

Voted USA Today's Best Eco-Friendly Lodge in the Nation, the Nature Inn at Bald Eagle is unlike any place else in the Pennsylvania state park system. With 16 overnight guest rooms and multiple meeting and event spaces, the Inn offers sweeping lake views, comfortable modern accommodations and amenities, all within the natural setting of Bald Eagle State Park.


New exhibition of works on paper at Palmer Museum takes viewers on a journey across the globe

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – For those who have been staying in one place throughout the last year and a half, the Palmer Museum of Art has an antidote for your wanderlust: the current special exhibition Place to Place: Recent Gifts of= American Drawings and Watercolors, 1900–1950. This exhibition of works on paper by American artists presents a wide array of geographical locales depicted with a dynamic range of mediums and artistic approaches, offering a jaunt around the United States and abroad during the first half of the twentieth century. The exhibition is on view at the Palmer now through December 12, 2021.

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Find Spooky Fun in Happy Valley

There are few better places to enjoy autumn than in Happy Valley. There’s the energy and magic of home game Saturdays, for starters. There’s the breathtaking sight of the trees on Mount Nittany (and beyond) turning orange, yellow and red. On top of the energy and beauty that makes Happy Valley fall so special, there’s a full calendar of fall festivals and spooky fun for the whole family to enjoy. This October, you don’t want to miss the Spooky Speakeasy or Candlelight Ghost Tours.

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The Centre Furnace Mansion

The historic Centre Furnace Mansion is a beautifully restored and furnished 19th century iron master’s mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Mansion and adjoiningFurnace Stackstand as a testament to two of the most important economic and developmental facets of Centre County history: the 18th century origins of the iron making industry and the 19th century founding of the Pennsylvania State University. The site features several acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, historic trees, and heirloom gardens and is a perfect venue for weddings, gatherings and meetings.

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Assistant VP of DEI for Student Affairs chosen as Honorary Grand Marshal

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Sept. 28, 2021 — Penn State Homecoming has selected Brian Patchcoski as the 2021 Honorary Grand Marshal. The Honorary Grand Marshal was officially announced on Friday, Sept. 24 in a video posted to the Penn State Homecoming website.

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