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Improv Group Says Festival Will Turn Happy Valley Into Hilarious Valley

It makes sense that a festival full of people who like to laugh and people who enjoy making those people laugh would end up in Happy Valley.

The first ever Happy Valley XL Improv Festival will hit the streets of State College from May 19-21 with the goal of making Happy Valley a whole lot happier.

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Central Pennsylvania Stories

State College, PA – Central Pennsylvania Stories, a new anthology of 41 historical articles by local historian Ralph Seeley, has just arrived at Centre Furnace Mansion and is now available to the public. Published for the Centre County Historical Society by Mt. Nittany Press, the book’s varied stories cover Centre County and nearby locales from the 17th through 20th centuries.

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The Shaver’s Creek 2022 Birding Cup - May 6-7, 2022

Shaver’s Creek’s annual fundraiser, the Birding Cup brings birders of all skill levels together to identify as many species as possible in 24 hours. Whether competing locally in central Pennsylvania or joining the fun as part of the noncompetitive global birding community, the funds raised by birders have supported important projects in the region for a quarter of a century. Birding will occur in 2022 from May 6 at 7:00 p.m. (ET) until May 7 at 7:00 p.m. (ET).

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Happy Valley Agventures Bucket List

Centre County boasts a wealth of unique and memorable ag-focused things to see, do and taste! Follow these suggestions throughout the year when planning your next ‘Agventure.’

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Discover hidden Happy Valley with Rick Bryant from the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts

It makes sense that the director of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts — one of Happy Valley’s signature summer events since 1967 — would be the authority on finding the best arcane, beautiful and story-filled spots in Happy Valley. After all, that’s what Rick Bryant has been doing in his role with The Fest since 1999 — discovering things of interest and beauty, and sharing them with the rest of us.

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“I wish I could bottle this energy and excitement” Leadership Centre County’s Zach Barton on servant leadership, coming back to Happy Valley, and the perfect football weekend

Zach Barton has spent his entire career as a servant leader, mentoring the next generation. After graduating from Penn State, he became a case manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Jersey for three years, then joined the Centre County Youth Service Bureau. During six years at the YSB, he was the program director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre, Mifflin, and Juniata Counties and then the organization’s development director. In 2020, he became executive director of Leadership Centre County, guiding the organization through the pandemic while keeping true to their mission of educating participants about the needs, available services and opportunities, and issues in our community.

The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau publishes up-to-date event information at HappyValley.com/events