What’s Up This Weekend: 1/30 – 2/1


With all this gorgeous snow, you might just want to carve some time in your weekend to put on snow shoes or get in the car to enjoy the scenic countryside. One of our favorite snowy-day drives is down Sinking Creek Road (right next to the Old Gregg School in Spring Mills). It’s a quiet road with beauty everywhere you turn, so bring your camera! It will take you out to 144 in Centre Hall.

Of course, then you’ll want to warm up to some live music! Elk Creek Cafe is wrapping up their Blue January with The Reckoning on Saturday, January 31. This seven-person acoustic band will remind you of listening to The Grateful Dead on a warm summer day for sure. It’s great music to enjoy with a friend, a delicious meal, and a home brewed drink. You’ll feel like it’s summertime… if only for a few sweet hours.

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As always, check our Community Calendar for all-that’s-going-on and enter your own events. We’ll help you get the word out!


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The Warmest Place in Town Opens on Sunday!


How exciting that Penns Cave and Wildlife Park opens for the season this Sunday at 11 a.m. Warm up in their 52-degree cave. You’d only need a light jacket. Imagine!

Oh, and do plan to mosey around their charming all-things-wildlife gift-shop. The last time we were there, we bought the most gorgeous butterfly poster. Now my girls can identify butterflies from all over the world. I’m telling you: it’s the place to be.

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What’s Up This Weekend: 1/23 – 1/25


It’s going to be a fantastic weekend in Penns Valley! Take a look at the Community Calendar to plan your memorable weekend now.

We hope you take special note of the Art Show and Open Mic Night at Old Gregg Community Center. Penns Valley Youth Center is hosting its 3rd Annual Art Show and Open Mic Night on Saturday, January 24th. Come check out the artwork by teens in our community and listen to some great music…or take your turn at the mic! Doors open at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided! (Yum!)

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Hot Off The Press: Grange Fair 2015

10903945_762273097185025_8423050553321402078_oMark your calendars with these recently published dates for Grange Fair!


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Penns Valley Pep Talk

A little pep talk from Penns Valley’s awesome Coach Joan of Blueberry Hill Academy Fitness:

You can be the person who exercises.

You can be the person who gets to the gym, or takes a daily walk, or does kitchen pushups, or unfurls the yoga mat, or dances.

It doesn’t have to be THAT big of a deal. You can just BE that person.

Get after it.


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Enjoy Some Local Theatre Tonight!

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A Crash-Course for Your Latest Gadget


Did you receive a new gadget for the holidays and need some help figuring it out?

Join technology coordinator, Brendon, for a Drop-In Gadget Crash Course and get free one-on-one help with your e-readers, smart phones, tablets, digital cameras and other gadgets!

Stop by Centre Hall Area Branch Library on Wednesday, January 21 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

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What’s Up This Weekend: 1/16 – 1/18


Start the new year right by bringing your best dance moves to the Community Dance Party  on January 17 @ 7:30 p.m.10:00 p.m. at Old Gregg School. Bring $15 for your ticket and a snack to share. The evening includes a mini-dance-lesson during intermission.

What fun!

(If you have any questions, just call the Old Gregg School Community Building offices at 364-9855.)

Visit our Community Calendar to find out what else is going on this weekend. While you’re at it, be sure to add your events. We love to help you spread the word!

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Come to Penns Valley Community Day at the Bryce Jordan Center


Let’s show some community pride by attending Penns Valley Community Day at the Bryce Jordan Center!

On January 24th, Penn State will pay tribute to one of our own… team captain Kevin Montminy as a part of Penns Valley Community day.

Community organizations who attend have the chance to be recognized during the game (ask Katie when you call for tickets).

Our youth basketball teams will be recognized at half-time. Provided we have enough interest, be able to play on the BJC court for 30 minutes after the game, complete with their own announcer. Teams will probably be rotated in and out to get the most participation possible.

Following the session on the court, Penns Valley students, athletes, parents, and community members will be treated to a conversation with Kevin in the practice gym in the arena, where he will talk about his experience as a student athlete, how he got to where he is today, and the importance of athletics as a part of his education. This experience isn’t just for basketball players. Students who have aspirations of playing sports in college need to hear him talk to further understand the commitment it takes to play collegiately in any sport.

For special pricing in the reserved Penns Valley Community seating section, call Katie Evans at 867-2536 or email [email protected]

Tickets are $12 (adults) and $6 (students).

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Do you have what it takes to perform on the Southside Stage?


The 2015 Grange Fair is searching for local talent!

If you or anyone you know would like to be considered for entertainment at the Southside Stage for this year’s fair, please contact Kris McCloskey at 814-383-4395 or 814-360-5756, or by e-mail at kam@gotmc.net.

This is big time, people! Could be you!

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