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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

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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Signs put Happy Valley's agricultural offerings in the spotlight

Since its launch in October 2019, Happy Valley Agventures has helped to raise greater awareness about Centre County’s robust agricultural product. Now, it is even easier for those looking to plan their next Agventure to do so thanks to the placement of new colorful signage at Happy Valley Agventures’ destinations throughout the county.

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Reflecting on safety, visitation and a fall without football

Without football in Happy Valley, this fall will be unlike any other in recent memory. Through the promotion of safe and responsible visitation, we have an opportunity to show all that makes Happy Valley a desirable place to visit, live and work all year long.

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HVAB committed to safe, responsible visitation

Visitation is a critical economic driver for Centre County. At no time in recent history will the weight of this fact be more known or more felt than it will be this fall. The HVAB is committed to safe travel, and conducts its destination marketing mission with that outcome in mind.

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Old (and new) barn charm is plentiful in Happy Valley

Signs of Happy Valley’s agricultural roots are all around. Nowhere is this heritage more evident than in the impressive inventory of barns that dot the landscape. If you are inspired by old (and new) barns, you’ll find some amazing examples in Happy Valley.

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.