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UPCOMING CRPR SPECIAL EVENTS - 2015
As
Scheduled

Swimmer2015 CRPR Family Fun Nights at the Pools!

Events include games, prizes and theme music; come out and enjoy the fun! The ‘After 5 PM’ admission rates will apply or enter FREE with a season pass. The pool will stay open until 9 PM on event nights! Rain Dates: the next evening (Thursday)

  • Wed., July 1 – Welch Pool Sports Night
  • Wed., July 22 – Park Forest Pool-O-Ween Night
  • Wed., Aug. 5 – Welch Pool Hawaiian Night
  • Wed., Aug. 19 (8-10 PM) - Park Forest Pool “DIVE-IN” MOVIE: "The Sandlot"   Link to Wikipedia Info
As
Scheduled

CPO_Logo_2001-2.gifCommunity Sky / Star Watches
Expand your horizons and see the Universe from a new perspective! At SkyWatch events the public is invited to come and view the Moon, planets, and some of the brighter deep-sky objects through the variety of telescopes owned by CPO members. These free events are co-sponsored by Central PA Observers Club and Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority. FREE!  No advance registration is required.  Dates and times of 2015 Skywatches, pending sky conditions:

  • Friday, Apr 10 @ 8:30-10:30 PM at Tom Tudek Memorial Park, 800 Herman Drive (Ferguson Twp.).
  • Friday, May 8 @ 9-11 PM at Tom Tudek Memorial Park, 800 Herman Drive (Ferguson Twp.).
  • Friday, Jun 5 @ 9:30-11:30 PM at Tom Tudek Memorial Park, 800 Herman Drive (Ferguson Twp.).
  • Friday, Aug 7 @ 9-11 PM at Bernel Road Park, 2501 Bernel Road (Patton Twp.)
  • Friday, Sep 4 @ 8:30-10:30 PM at Bernel Road Park, 2501 Bernel Road (Patton Twp.)
  • Saturday, Sep 27 @ 8:30-11:30 PM (for lunar eclipse) at Bernel Road Park, 2501 Bernel Road (Patton Twp.)
  • Friday, Oct 2 @ 7:30-9:30 PM at Bernel Road Park, 2501 Bernel Road (Patton Twp.)
Sun
13 Sep 2015

Aqua Dog DayCRPR "Aqua-Dog Day" at Park Forest Pool
to fund additional tree plantings at Oak Hall Regional Park.

Sunday, 13 Sep 2015, 1-4 PM. For local dogs who love swimming pools and trees, this event is sure to please.  CRPR will again offer “Aqua-Dog Day” from 1-4 PM on the 1st Sunday after the pool has closed for the 2015 season.  For $5 per dog, humans of all ages can bring their dogs for a swim at the Park Forest Community Swimming Pool, 2100 School Drive in Patton Township. Only dogs will be allowed in the pools, and human admission is free. Proceeds from the event will fund tree plantings at the new Oak Hall Regional Park.   Event Rules:

  • Prior to admission, all human entrants must sign a Release Waiver PLUS show proof of rabies vaccination and proof of a 2015 Dog License for their pet. Since a chip reader is not guaranteed to be available, paper is preferred.
  • One dog per owner; owners must be age 18+ and are responsible for their dog’s behavior. All minors (age 17 and under) must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Dogs must remain on-leash when not using the pools. Only dogs are permitted in the pool (no humans). Lifeguards will be on duty to provide necessary assistance.  
  • Pet waste bags will be available; it is required that pet owners immediately clean up after their dogs.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE STATECOLLEGE.COM 2014 POST-EVENT ARTICLE & VIDEO and also this CDT VIDEO segment.

Sun.
25 Oct 2015

Pumpkin The 69th Annual "CRPR Halloween Costume Parade" 

Tentatively scheduled for SUNDAY, 25 October 2015, 6:30 PM LINE UP, 7:00 PM STEP-OFF.
A FREE fall family tradition . . . the 2015 Centre Region Halloween Costume Parade. Centre Region Parks & Recreation and the State College Lions Club will cosponsor the parade through downtown State College. The parade forms on N. Burrowes St. off W. College Avenue (map link; beside the PSU steam plant) starting at 6:30 PM with step-off promptly at 7:00 PM. Costume judging takes place at Memorial Field by the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. Treats will be provided by the State College Lions Club.
Please choose from one of the following 11 costume categories:

  • Halloween Tiny Tots #1 (Ages 2 & under) (2 identical groups due to the number of participants)
  • Halloween Tiny Tots #2 (Ages 2 & under)
  • Cartoon Characters & Super Heroes
  • Witches & Monsters
  • Fairy Tale Characters
  • Zombies & Vampires
  • TV & Movie Stars
  • Animals on Parade
  • Sports
  • Open Class
  • Groups (of 3 or more) 
Rosters of winning costumers:

2012
Cancelled
(weather)

#68
2014
(PDF)
#69
2015
Thur.
29 Oct 2015
6-8 PM

Trick or Treat NightOFFICIAL
2015 Trick-or-Treat Night in the Centre Region

THURSDAY, 29 Oct 2015, 6-8 PM  (the Thursday before Halloween)

Pending official municipal actions, the Centre Region Trick-or-Treat Night will be held on Thursday. Oct. 29, 2015 from 6-8 PM.  This designation will apply to the Borough of State College and the Townships of College, Ferguson, Harris and Patton.  (The proposed time in Halfmoon Twp. is 5:30 - 8:30 PM.)  The "Trick or Treat Night" schedule is coordinated regionally and annually set by an action of each municipality. Since there is a PSU home football game on Sat. 31 Oct 2015, the Trick or Treat Night on Thursday evening, as recommended by the three Chiefs of Police, is based upon pedestrian safety.

   
Prior 2015 Events
Held on
Sat.
7 Feb
2015 

Tea PartyMother/Daughter Tea  (for ages 5-8)

Girls ages 5 to 8, mothers or grandmothers are all invited to attend this tea time event. The event includes a tea party, craft project, a photo station and yummy treats! Come dressed in your finest tea party clothing. Gloves, hats, and boas are absolutely encouraged!
Date: Saturday, February 7              Register at least 1 week in advance.
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM                 Ages: 5-8
Fee: $15R/22.50N for one adult and one child.  Each additional child is $5
Location: COG Building Forum Room, 2643 Gateway Dr., State College      Program #41710    Registration Options

Held on
Sat.
28 Mar 2015

ButterfliesAdam Swartz Puppet Show at the Centre Region COG Bldg.

“Around the World in Five Folk Tales”    Sat, March 28 3:30 PM
Location: COG Building Forum Room, 2643 Gateway Dr.
Fee: $5 per person (children 4 & under are free)

Travel around the world without leaving your seat! Adam and friends will tell five different versions of a familiar story with a variety of puppetry style; and a lot of help from the audience. See if you can recognize this tale from China, Egypt, Ireland, Canada, and right here where you live! Discover the differences and similarities that make stories from many cultures both unique and unifying. Kids, bring your grown-ups and work together to create a brand-new twist for an old-old tale! Proceeds
support Millbrook Marsh Nature Center and these talented local puppeteers. Advance registration
not required. . Click here to visit Adam's website.

Held on
Wed
1 Apr 2015

Easter Egg9th Annual "Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt for Teens" (Grades 6-8)

Wednesday, 1 April 2015. Event begins at 8:00 PM.  FREE!
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center   (Google Map Link)       Program # 42210
This is not your little sister or brother’s egg hunt. This is bigger, better, darker and extremely COOL for kids in grades 6-8 with candy and prizes! Meet at the Nature Center Barn for games, food, & music before the hunt and don’t forget to bring your flashlight.  FREE, but advance registration is required by Tuesday, March 31. Rain or shine; remember to dress for the weather.  This event was filled to capacity with 75 registratants (plus a waitlist).

Held on
Sat
4 Apr 2015

Eggs57th Annual "CRPR Easter Egg Hunt" (for children through age 9)

Saturday, 4 April 2015 at 2:00 PM. FREE!  No advance registration is required. Centre Region Parks & Recreation’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt (with over 7,000 eggs) is held at Orchard Park, located at the corner of Bayberry Dr. & Blue Course Dr. Prize baskets are provided by members of the State College Rotary Club. The hunt begins at 2:00 PM SHARP, so please arrive in time to meet the Easter Bunny! Held in rain, shine or snow!
Age Group Areas: • 3 & under • 4 & 5 • 6 & 7 • 8 & 9

2015 Event Coverge by the Centre Daily Times (on Youtube)                2015 CRPR Photos / Video (on YouTube)

Held on
Sun.
12 Apr 2015

Grow flower grow!9th Annual "Earth Day Birthday Celebration"
at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center 
  (Google Map Link)

Sunday, 12 April 2015, 2-5 PM. Come enjoy an afternoon of educational fun about the earth and how to protect it! Earth Day Birthday is great fun for the whole family! This event is planned by PSU Recreation, Parks & Tourism Management students as a class project. Event is held rain or shine. Free admission and free parking.  Games & crafts - Nature walks - Recycling tips - Demonstrations - Birds of Prey exhibition - Light refreshments (with donations welcomed) - Live music

Held on
Sat.
25 Apr 2015

Leaf Raker"2015 CRPR Spring Spruce-Up / Park Partner Day"

Our thanks to the 191 volunteers from community groups who joined on Sat. morning, 25 April 2015 for the 2015 CRPR Spring Spruce-Up Day / Park Partner Day (8:30 AM to noon) to prepare the local municipal parks and other facilities for another busy season! CRPR Park Partner Groups were also asked to hold their Spring park workday on this morning c.o Staff Asst. David Barnett at the CRPR Park Operations Office (814) 234-1657.  Letter of Thanks (PDF)

Held on
Sun.
26 Apr 2015

MMNC Logo Spring Scavenger Hunt at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
(Google Map Link) 
Sunday, 26 April 2015, 2-4 PM. Families work together to explore the marsh for signs of spring and have a fun time together with this eco-friendly scavenger hunt! This event is FREE but donations are appreciated.

Held on
Sat.
2 May 2015

OakleafOak Hall Regional Park
GRAND OPENING & DAY OF PLAY

Saturday, 2 May 2015 

Please click HERE for more information from this exciting event.

Scott'sCentre Region Parks & Recreation
2015 Pitch, Hit & Run Contest - Local Competition
at the new OAK HALL REGIONAL PARK

Sat., 2 May 2015 at 10:30 AM. The Scott's & Major League Baseball’s PITCH, HIT & RUN CONTEST is a free, national program that offers boys and girls ages 7-14 the chance to showcase their baseball & softball abilities.  This FREE event is intended to encourage youth participation and emphasize the fun element of the sport. Boys and girls compete together in four different age groups: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14. Age is determined as of July 17, 2015. A Birth Certificate is required for age verification. For more information contact CRPR c/o Jeff Hall at 231-3071. 2015 Results:
7/8 Boys:
Owen Viglione – Pitching Champ, Hitting Champ, Running Champ and Overall Champ
9/10 Boys: Sam Viglione – Pitching Champ Gino Pighetti – Hitting Champ Owen Yerka – Running Champ & Overall Champ
All 4 will advance to the Sectional Competition on May 31 at Medlar Field.

Held as
scheduled
Sun.
15 Feb 2015
29 Mar 2015
10 May 2015

BandState College Area Municipal Band Concerts

Dr. Ned Deihl, Principal Conductor, and 80 volunteer band members perform a variety of concerts for the community throughout the year. Concerts are held at the SC Area High School South Auditorium. Admission is FREE, but donations for the band are gratefully accepted at the door.   Band Web page.

• Valentine’s Day Concert Sunday, February 15    3:00 PM
• Spring Concert Sunday, March 29      3:00 PM
• Mother’s Day Concert Sunday, May 10     3:00 PM

Held on
Sat
16 May 2015

KidsKidsSat., 16 May 2015 is
"Kids To Parks Day"

THE MAYOR'S BIKE RIDE: In recognition of May as National Bike Month, State College Borough Mayor Elizabeth Goreham, the Borough of State College and CentreBike will host the 3rd Mayor-led Bike Ride on Sat. May 16 at 9:30 AM beginning at the small pavilion at Orchard Park.
Read the Proclamation by the State College Borough Mayor (PDF)            Link to bike ride details.

Community members are invited to meet the Mayor and other local cyclists in the morning for conversation, coffee and light refreshments before embarking on a family-friendly, 7-mile leisurely bike ride along borough bike paths and routes. Families are encouraged to come and join the Mayor for the bike ride and check out all the recreational opportunities that Orchard Park has to offer kids of all ages. Helmets are required for all participants.

BirdsBirds & Bagels Program at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center  (Google Map Link) 

Saturday, 16 May 2015 at 8:30 AM. Join us for an enjoyable morning of birds and bagels!  We’ll start with refreshments then venture out into the marsh for a bird walk. After the walk, we return to the Marsh for an informational bird presentation. No registration is required, program lasts approximately 2 hours and is open to birders of any age or experience level. This program is free but donations are appreciated.  (Please bring binoculars if you have them. MMNC has a limited number to borrow.)

Kid's Yard SaleCRPR Kids Yard Sale     (Kid's items by Kid sellers)
Bulletin 12 May 2015: Due to insufficient registrations, this program was withdrawn.

Calling all young entrepreneurs ages 8-12; test your skills at our Kids Yard Sale. This event, open to the
public, gives kids the opportunity to set up a table with goods they wish to sell. The best part, kids keep their
profits! Space is limited. Date: Saturday, May 16. Register at least 1 week in advance. EVENT RULES:

  • Space assignments will open at 8 AM.  The Yard Sale ends at 11 AM.  All items must be removed by 11:30 AM.
  • The "Kid's Yard Sale" event was planned "for kid's stuff, sold by kids (Age 8-12)."  Accordingly, CRPR staff reserves the right to deny any items they deem as unsuitable for sale.  No food or drink items may be sold.
  • Youth must supply their own table, chair and/or supplies needed for set-up. And don't forget to bring change! Each assigned a space the size of 1 parking space.  Location: near the tennis courts.
  • In case of inclement weather, the event will be postponed; registrants will be notified in advance.

    Program #

    Age

    Date

    Time

    Location

    Fee (R/N)

    43400

    8-12 yrs

    Sat.
    16 May 2015

    8-11 AM

    Tudek Park
    Tennis Court Parking Area

    FREE, but advance registration
    is required! Registration Options

Try Tennis Free CRPR & the Centre Region Community Tennis Association present

2015 Centre Tennis Play Day! 
"Tennis Fun for Everyone"  Saturday, 16 May 2015, 11 AM -2 PM,
(Rain date: 5/17) at Spring Creek Park Tennis Courts

  • Quick Start tennis, games and prizes for children 10 Under. Free snow cones and popcorn for kids
  • TRY TENNIS FREE for ages 11 and up (must pre-register at www.centretennis.org)

Camera GuyCRPR "2015 Pool Pass Photo Day"

Sat. 16 May 2015, 11 AM - 2 PM (rain or shine). The Pool Offices at Welch and Park Forest Pools will be open to sell season passes & to process your 2015 season pass photocards. Beat the early-season lines by getting your photo card ahead of time. Sorry, the pools will not be open for swimming until Sat. 23 May 2015.   2015 Pool Fees...

Held on
Sun.
7 Jun 2015

Due to a thunderstorm
on 31 May 2015

TrackYouth Track Meet

Sunday, May 31 June 7 at 6 PM, at the SCAHS South Track. FREE!  This program introduces children ages 9-14 to physical fitness through basic track & field events, encouraging them to be the best they can possibly be. Age is determined as of December 31, 2015. Registration from 5:15-5:45 PM. Meet starts at 6 PM.    But also see the Wed. Night Youth Track Meets.

Held on
Sat.
13 Jun 2015

Oak LeafRomantic Moonlight Walk at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center (Google Map Link)

Saturday, 13 June 2015, 9-11 PMFREE! Wrap up your special evening with the one you love at the Millbrook Marsh Nature
Center for a romantic moonlight walk on the boardwalk! Stroll hand-in-hand in the moonlight, stop under the “kissing tree,” make a wish at the wishing well, and dance in the barn! The walk is open from 9-11 PM. Couples are greeted by staff and enjoy the lantern-lit boardwalk at their own pace. This event is not appropriate for children and will be cancelled in inclement weather, including high winds. No registration is required. FREE - suggested donation $10 per couple.

Sat.
27 Jun 2015

TrucksCentre Region Parks & Recreation & Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.
The 11th Annual "CRPR TOUCH-A-TRUCK EXPO"

Saturday, 27 June 2015, 1-4 PM. Bring the kids out for an exciting afternoon of BIG TRUCKS, DUMP TRUCKS, FIRE TRUCKS and MORE! It’s a hands-on experience for the entire family at the S.C. Area High School North "Driver Training Lot."  FREE! 
In view of the heavy rains on Saturday, this event was cancelled. CRPR will seek to reschedule the event in the fall. 

Held on
Sat.
4 July 2015

Swimmer“CRPR Dollar Days at the Pools”

on Father's Day Weekend (June 20-21) and on Sat. July 4, 2015.  $1 per person admission all day at Park Forest and Welch Pools! 2015 Season Passholders are admitted free. The pools will close at 6 PM on Sat, July 4.     2015 Pool schedules...

USA FlagCRPR “Kids-on-Wheels” Parade             “A Centre Region Tradition”

Sat., July 4, 2015. 9:30 AM line-up / Step-off at 10 AM. Hey Kids! Show your patriotism and be part of the annual “CRPR Kids-on-Wheels” Parade. Bring your bike, wagon, scooter, stroller or skateboard and meet us at the corner of East Foster Avenue and Locust Lane (Google Map Link). The parade ends at Friedman Parklet where we will celebrate our nation’s birthday by singing “Happy Birthday to US” and eating watermelon.  FREE!   (Please note that this parade was previously advertised for Friday, July 3, 2015. The correct date is Sat. July 4.)

  • Bike Decorating for the Kids on Wheels Parade: Friday, July 3, 2015 at 7:00 to 7:30 PM at Holmes-Foster Park, Pavilion #2 (off West. Parkway). Join CRPR staff to decorate your bike for the Kids on Wheels Parade. Streamers and tape supplied. Anything else is up to you!

Held on
Sat. 20 Jun
Sun 21 Jun
Sat. 18 Jul
Sun. 19 Jul
2015

MMNC LogoDiscovery Days at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center!

Stop by and meet the Summer Staff at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center! Visit the marsh and take delight in a short activity or display, then enjoy a nature walk through the marsh at your own pace with family and friends. Join us anytime during the posted hours. No registration required. FREE!
Sat., June 20, 10 AM- Noon              Sun., June 21, 1-3 PM           Sat., July 18, 10 AM - Noon        Sun., July 19, 1-3 PM

Held on
Sat.
18 July 2015

ButterflyThe Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Centre County, in cooperation with CRPR, present

"Wings in the Park - 2015"

Join in the annual celebration of butterflies, bees, and blossoms with a day of family fun activities, exhibits, and presentations to celebrate butterflies, bees, and all of our beneficial pollinators. Where would we be without ‘em?  10AM-2PM on Sat. 18 Jul 2015 at Tom Tudek Memorial Park, Ferguson Twp.  PDF Event Flyer or visit the Butterfly Garden website.
Information will also be available regarding CRPR events, including programs at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.  FREE!   

Held on
Sat.
25 Jul 2015

Triathlon11th Annual
“CRPR SPLASH, PEDAL & DASH”
Youth Triathlon

Saturday, 25 July 2015 (rain or shine, except for hazardous conditions) at Welch Pool for ages 6-13.  Route Map (JPG image).  Entries will be limited so register today! Advance Registration Fee $10; Day of Race Fee: $20 (space-permitting).  The check-in at Welch Pool opens 30 minutes before each race. T-Shirts will be provided for those who registered by Friday, July 11.       Event Waiver Form (PDF)

Age (on event date)
Race Start
Program #
Events
Age 12-13
8:00 AM
13392
200 meter swim > 4 mile bike > 1 mile run
Age 11
8:45 AM
13391
100 meter swim > 2 mile bike > 1/2 mile run
Age 10
9:15 AM
13390
100 meter swim > 2 mile bike > 1/2 mile run
Age 9
9:45 AM
13389
100 meter swim > 2 mile bike > 1/2 mile run
Age 8
10:15 AM
13388
50 meter swim > 1 mile bike > 1/4 mile run
Age 7
10:30 AM
13387
50 meter swim > 1 mile bike > 1/4 mile run
Age 6
10:45 AM
13386
50 meter swim > 1 mile bike > 1/4 mile run
CLICK HERE for the 2004-2015 event results.
The event was not held during 2010 due to the Welch Pool renewal.
Held on
Sun.
26 Jul 2015

Hunt!Alphabet Marsh Family Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 1-3 PM.  Explore Millbrook Marsh Nature Center with your family during our Alphabet Marsh
Scavenger Hunt! This eco-friendly discovery guides you though the marsh to see, touch, smell, and hear items found naturally in this exciting eco-system. Take your time, enjoy the day, work together as a team, and have FUN with this kid-friendly activity. No registration required! FREE, but donations are appreciated.

Held on
Th
30 July
2015

Wooden NickelThe 50th Annual CRPR Day Camp Carnival         “A Centre Region Tradition”

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 6-8 PM at Park Forest Middle School Gym. Come one come all, to the 48th Annual CRPR Day Camp Carnival.   Each year campers in the CRPR KIDVenture Camp programs help to design and run the carnival booths. At each booth, you can play all sorts of carnival games or pitches, and have a chance to win some great prizes! Free admission - then buy a pack of wooden nickets (needed to play the booth games). Note: Starting in 2013, this CRPR Legacy Event transitioned to a "peanut-free" zone.  All are welcome!

   
2014 Event Roster... Watch for the 2015 Updates!
Held on
Sun.
7 Sep 2014

MMNC"Grandparent's Day" Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, 7 Sept 2014, 2-4 PM at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.  Enjoy Grandparent’s Day with this eco-friendly scavenger hunt! Families work together to explore the marsh for signs of nature and have a fun time together! This event is free, but donations are appreciated. Donations help support MMNC programs. Registration is not required.

Held on
Fri
12 Sep 2014

StarsMovie Night Under the Stars - “The Princess Bride

Fri., 12 Sept 2014 at 7:45 PM at Tudek Park. Spread out on the lawn and enjoy a showing of the classic, “The Princess Bride” under the stars shown on our inflatable screen. The movie begins at dusk and are FREE! Blankets and snacks are recommended. Enjoy a “summer evening” before the cooler temperatures of fall set in. Movie cancelled if inclement weather.  Raindate: Sat. 13 Sept.

Held on
12 & 13
Sep 2014

LightShine a Light: Millbrook Marsh Illuminated

Fri. & Sat. 12-13 Sept 2014, 7:30-9:30 PM each evening. Two nights only! Visit Millbrook Marsh Nature Center and see it like never before! Ann Tarantino, Professional Artist and Asst. Professor of Art and Landscape Architecture at PSU, unveils a unique illumination art piece using this beautiful wetland habitat. View glowing, organic patterns under water and illuminated sections of the marsh which allows you to view it in ways never before seen. Sponsored by The Hamer Center for Community Design. This event is family-friendly and invites exploration. Please bring a flashlight for after dark exploration. $10 suggested donation per family per night is welcome! Cancelled in extreme weather conditions. No registration required.

Held on
Sun.
28 Sep 2014

at the
HESS SOFTBALL
FIELD
COMPLEX

Punt, Pass & KickCentre Region PUNT, PASS & KICK® Competition    

Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 FREE!   The NFL, Pepsi and the CRPR invite you to participate! PPK is the most well-known youth sports competition in the world.   Held at the John Hess Softball Field Complex (rain or shine). Registration opens at 11:30 AM; competition starts at noon.
REGISTER IN ADVANCE via the NFL Punt Pass & Kick Website
. The top finishers in each age group advance to future competitions.  For more information on the local PP&K program contact Jeff Hall at CRPR (231-3071). Open to all Centre Region youth age 6-15 (as of 31 Dec 2014):

Competition Categories:      (Age as of 31 Dec 2014)
BOYS
6-7
8-9
10-11
12-13
14-15
GIRLS
6-7
8-9
10-11
12-13
14-15
Held on
Sat.
11 Oct 2014

Bird“The Big Sit” 2014 International Birding Event  
Post-event Bird Sighting Report (PDF)

Visit Millbrook Marsh Nature Center on Sat. 11 Oct 2014 from 9-11 AM to (quietly) cheer on naturalists and volunteer birders who sit inside a 17’ diameter circle and tally as many bird species as can be seen or heard within 24 hours. "The Big Sit!" is an annual international birding event hosted by Bird Watcher’s Digest where teams all over the world sit inside their selected circle and count birds. “The Big Sit!” will help catalog the species in the Centre Region and data is then submitted to Bird Watcher’s Digest. The birding team is scouting the marsh to find the best location for their circle. Visitors should follow signs through the marsh to find the team the day of the sit. Please remember to approach the circle quietly. Our friends from Shaver's Creek, Penns Valley Conservation Association, and Bald Eagle State Park are participating in the Big Sit at their locations also! Free to visitors. No registration is necessary. Please note: there are no event activities going on during the circle; visitors can birdwatch with us, ask questions or just observe.

Held on
Wed.
15 Oct 2014

Dark In The Park"Dark in the Park"  "DIM IN THE GYM"
STORIES AROUND THE "CAMPFIRE"

Wed., 15 Oct 2014, 7:00-8:30 PM, Sunset Park, 850 McKee Street PARK FOREST ELEM. SCHOOL ALL PURPOSE ROOM. FREE! Area storytellers perform at the 19th Annual Dark in the Park. Enjoy seasonal stories and campfire-type fairy tales while bundled up with family and friends. Don’t forget to bring your blankets, snacks and of course hot cocoa! Car-pooling is strongly recommended. This event is cosponsored by Centre Region Parks & Recreation and Schlow Centre Region Library. For more information, please call 231-3071. Due to inclement weather, this event was moved to the PARK FOREST ELEM. SCHOOL All Purpose Room (Patton Twp.).

Held on
Thur.
30 Oct 2014
6-9 PM

HalloweenHalloween "Carn-e-vil"  New

Visit the Senior Center for an evening of spooktacular good times at our Haunted House. There will be lots of games, treats and a few scares. Our thanks to the Penn State students who assisted with this new event.
Date: Thursday, 30 Oct 2014
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
Fee: A donation of $3 per person/$5 per family is requested for the Senior Center.
Location: Centre Region Senior Center, 131 S. Fraser St., State College

Held on
Sun.
2 Nov 2014

MMNC Logo12th Annual
"Millbrook Marsh HISTORIC HARVEST FESTIVAL"

SUNDAY, 2 Nov 2014, 2–5 PM.  FREE at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, 548 Puddintown Road, College Township. Google Map   Visit Millbrook Marsh Nature Center for this popular historically-themed harvest festival! The Harvest Festival provides visitors with a glimpse of what life was like during the harvest in the 1800’s. This event, planned and prepared by Penn State Recreation, Parks & Tourism Management students, offers great fun for all ages. Enjoy food, games, crafts, demonstrations, music, animals and more at this family friendly event with a historic harvest theme. Learn about the history of the area and enjoy the day.  Rain or shine!

Stuff ItDo you have an old-fashioned skill that you can share at this event?
Please contact the Nature Center Supervisor or (814)235-7819.

Scarecrow - STUFF IT! 2:30-3:30 PM

Now part of the Historic Harvest Festival! The exciting contest gets everyone ready for fall. Gather your supplies and let your imagination soar as you build the best “Guardian of the Garden!” We provide straw, strings and bags - you supply the rest. Guest judges determine the winner! This year, there are cash prizes thanks to a grant from the National Environmental Education Foundation!
Fee: $10 per scarecrow  Please register your team in advance: Program #34030
Registration Options              Event rules available here (PDF).

   

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