Tues. October 17 - AAUW seeking book donations for used book sale
Plus: The Harlem Globetrotters are returning to the Bryce Jordan Center
State College Bulletin
🌥️ Today’s weather: Mostly cloudy. High 55F/low 41F.
In The News
📚 The State College branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is collecting book donations for its upcoming annual used book sale in May. Donations can be made at the AAUW State College Used Book Workshop located at 2197 High Tech Road. While drop-offs can be made anytime in the outdoor blue bins, the workshop is also open for assistance on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The sale's proceeds will support local grants and scholarships promoting equity for women and girls. [StateCollege.com]
⛹️♂️ The Harlem Globetrotters are returning to Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center on Feb 27, with tickets starting at $25. Known for their comedic basketball antics, the performance will include a rivalry game against the Washington Generals, and a meet-and-greet opportunity. [StateCollege.com]
🏥 Mount Nittany Health has introduced a new Pet Therapy Program at Mount Nittany Medical Center to enhance the well-being of patients, staff, and the community. The dogs in the program are certified through reputable organizations and have been evaluated by trainers to ensure they are suitable for medical settings. Steve Sinclair, who played a pivotal role in developing the program, highlighted its alignment with their mission of compassionate care, emphasizing the benefits therapy dogs bring in reducing patient stress and anxiety. Volunteers began their training on October 13th, with the aim to begin escorting their dogs throughout the facilities in the coming weeks. [Mount Nittany Health]
🚊 After a decade-long restoration process, the Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society is excited to announce the return of its self-powered rail car to the Bellefonte train station on Oct. 27. Rides on the train will start on Oct. 28 and 29, coinciding with the Talleyrand Fall Fest and the annual Halloween parade. Tickets for rides on Oct. 28 will be priced at $10 and will shuttle passengers between Milesburg and Axemann, with rides lasting around 30 minutes. On Oct. 29, tickets will cost $20 for a longer 90-minute "leaf-peeping" trip towards Dale Summit. The train, which seats 89 passengers, had undergone extensive mechanical repairs since 2014, with the project facing various challenges including unavailable parts throughout the restoration process. The restoration was primarily funded by a $295,000 grant from the state Department of Transportation. [Centre Daily Times via Aol]
🦅 Morning Bird Walk
8-9:30AM | Tom Tudek Memorial Park
Start your day off right by observing birds that are migrating to and through the Centre Region. Walks are at Tudek Park and led by members of the State College Bird Club. This program is open to all ages and is great for beginners. Please dress for the weather and bring binoculars.
🎭 Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
7:30PM | Penn State Theatre Building
Penn State Centre Stage kicks off a series of performances of their fanciful retelling of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace. This electropop opera gives musical flair to this classic work of literature.
🥳 Tuesdays on the Terrace
5-8PM | 3 Dots Downtown
Enjoy live music by Mare Cleary as well as an open mic, hands-on activities with partner organizations, and some surprises along the way. Featuring beer, wine, and mocktails from SoBar!
🙋 Trivia Night
6-8PM | University Wine Company
Enjoy a night of wine, brain-teasing questions, laughter, and great company. Are you ready to put your knowledge to the test?
Live Music Lowdown
Joe Quick | Doggie’s Pub | 8PM
Mare Cleary | 3 Dots Downtown | 6:30PM
V.Rex | The Phyrst | 10:30PM
Daniel Donato | The State Theatre | 8PM | $29/$35
Kenny Lee Hawkins | The View & Mountain View CC | 6-8PM
Nate Cutshall | A’s Pub | 7PM
Piano Fight Club | The Phyrst | 10:30PM
🏐 After going 1-1 over the weekend, Penn State women’s volleyball improved to no. 11 in the latest AVCA Poll. They were previously ranked no. 13.
Penn State Men’s Golf
9/15 @ Quail Valley Collegiate | 13th of 16
Penn State Women’s Field Hockey
9/15 @ Michigan | L 1-2
Penn State Women’s Soccer
9/15 @ Northwestern | T 2-2
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