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Stay Close to Penn State with Happy Valley Hotels

Coming back to Penn State for the weekend? Make the easy choice and book a room at one of Happy Valley Hotels’ four hotels. You’ll find a comfortable, modern living space that’s close to everything.

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Hublersburg Inn

A local favorite since 1827, the Hublersburg Inn serves spirited American cuisine in a unique, historic atmosphere. Since purchasing the Inn in 2007, Andi Heidt and her staff have transformed this local “watering hole” into one of the best destination restaurants in the Centre Region.

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Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company will ponder ‘What Problem?’ Feb. 11

Community members will join dance troupe in exploring ‘We Are’

UNIVERSITY PARK (Wednesday, Jan. 19) — The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zanes Company will explore the meaning of “We Are” and the nature of community in the experimental dance work “What Problem?” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in Eisenhower Auditorium.

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“The Best of the Best Come Here:” Skateboarder Tommy Ries Gives Us a Tour of Camp Woodward and Penns Valley

Like most kids who grew up living and breathing skateboarding, Tommy Ries knew about Camp Woodward — the elite skills-building camp for aspiring athletes — he just didn’t know where it was. “I don’t think I’d ever even been in the state of Pennsylvania before I visited,” he recalls. By 2012, he’d made the drive (albeit one that included a speeding ticket right around DuBois on I-80). And as soon as he took the Pleasant Gap exit and headed up over the Centre Hall mountain, he fell in love.

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The Bellefonte Art Museum For Centre County

The Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County has created a vibrant community for the arts serving families, artists, and patrons while making a positive social and economic impact on Happy Valley.

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Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts

After two years as a virtual event, the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts returns to downtown State College and Penn State’s University Park campus from July 14-17, 2022. Children and Youth Day will be Wednesday, July 13.

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The Arboretum at Penn State

The Arboretum at Penn State, located at Penn State’s University Park campus, is a special Happy Valley treasure. The H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens, open daily from dawn until dusk, offer visitors ten acres of specialty gardens. Beyond the gardens lie fields and woodlands for hiking, biking, and observing wildlife. Admission is free.

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The Makery at the Museum Opening January 7, 2022

The Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County and The Makery of State College are pleased to announce the opening of “The Makery at the Museum”, a dedicated, delightful children’s art studio on the second floor of the Bellefonte Art Museum.

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