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Events between: Monday, January 01, 2018 and Monday, December 31, 2018
Events for: July 2018
Vietnam Living History Combat Bivouac
Dates:Thursday, June 21, 2018 - Sunday, July 22, 2018
Title:Vietnam Living History Combat Bivouac
Description:Pennsylvania Military Museum - July 21 & 22 – “VIETNAM Revisited Living History Combat Bivouac” – Living historians bivouac (encampment) on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum portraying the combat soldier of the Vietnam era in Southeast Asia. Daily programs include accompanying squads on Recon Patrols and a tactical patrol ambush demonstration at 1:30 p.m. Bivouac opens at 10 a.m.
Times:9:00AM - 10:00AM

Red, White, and Bluegrass on the Downtown Cumberland Mall
Dates:Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Title:Red, White, and Bluegrass on the Downtown Cumberland Mall
Description:Please join the Downtown Cumberland area community and businesses on Tuesday July 3rd for a free pre-holiday Fourth of July celebration and Appalachian Party on the Downtown Cumberland Mall with The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers on The McCoury Family Stage from 6 – 9 PM. The annual RED, WHITE & BLUEGRASS celebration in Downtown is a part of Burgmeier’s Hauling Discover Downtown Cumberland and is hosted by the Downtown Development Commission. “We just want people to come downtown Tuesday evening (or stay downtown when they get off work) and have a good time with a little bluegrass music. I’ve been telling people that this is a flip flop, overalls, pickup truck and hula hoop kind of event, and all are welcome. The bigger the pickup truck, the better. They can bring a picnic dinner and find a place on the bricks for a blanket and chairs, or they can dine and shop at one of their favorite restaurants or cafes. Although there will be some “white chairs” set up for the elderly and those that need to sit – we would like to see people up dancing, spinning their hula hoops and spending time with others in the downtown community” says Dave Love, Chair of the Promotions and Events Committee of the DDC. “We asked The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers to come help us celebrate this event because they are a growingly renowned bluegrass band with regional and local Appalachian roots.” says Love. Hailing from the mountain towns of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland, the Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers draw freely from old-time, bluegrass, jamgrass, rockabilly, and swing music to create their own brand of high energy Appalachian Bluegrass. Their goal is simple: write good songs, honor the music, have fun, and take it to the road. Gary Antol (songwriter, guitar, vocals) and Libby Eddy (fiddle, vocals) formed the band in 2014. Since then they have released several CDs including The Lane Change (2015), White Lightning Road (2016), Live at the Blue Plate Special (2016), Sleep Creek Harfest (2017), and Poison River (2018). The powerful songwriting, mesmerizing vocals and hard-driving rhythms of the Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers have earned them a growing national following. An enormously popular band on the festival circuit, The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers performed at the Emerging Artist Showcase at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in 2016, to high acclaim. The band has also performed at Baygrass Bluegrass, Great Blue Heron, Smoked Country Jam, Hickory Fest, and many more. Television appearances include WGN America’s “Outsiders”; Live from Center Stage in Cape Cod; and KDKA Pittsburgh. WDVX (Knoxville) has twice featured the band on their Blue Plate Special show. The band will also be showcased at the IBMA World of Bluegrass – Bluegrass Ramble in Raleigh, NC this September. The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers have opened for The Steep Canyon Rangers, Town Mountain, The Black Lillies, Pure Prairie League, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Larry Keel, Jeff Austin, and Cabinet. Love, who also operates Azad’s of Cumberland on N. Centre Street in Downtown, will be thanking all of the sponsors of Discover Downtown Cumberland at 8 PM during the event by drawing the name of a sponsor to win a hand-made Persian rugs from his shop. The Discover Downtown Cumberland free community music relies solely on private sponsorship and is brought to the community year-round, in part, by Burgmeier’s Hauling. Del McCoury and the McCoury family, Dustin & Cristy Freas, Azad’s of Cumberland, CBIZ, Adam’s Family Funeral Home, ACT 1st FCU, Law Offices of Trozzo, Lowery & Weston, Ramada Cumberland Downtown, Cornwell Remodeling & Restoration, Basecamp Coffee, Scott & Toni Love of D’Atri Restaurant in LaVale, Dr. & Mrs. Peter Halmos, and The Embassy Theatre. Any sponsor who has contributed $250 or more by 8 PM on July 3rd is eligible to win the $2800 Persian Sarouq rug donated by Love. For more information on sponsorship, please contact DDC Executive Director, Mikayla Dodge at or visit her office located on the ground level of City Hall.
Times:6:00PM - 9:00PM

Kids Day: Dress Up and Discover
Dates:Wednesday, July 04, 2018
Title:Kids Day: Dress Up and Discover
Description:Pennsylvania Military Museum - July 04 – “KIDS DAY: Dress Up and Discover!!” - Kids of all ages get to wear combat gear and helmets from the museum education collection. Pose for pictures behind the wheel of an authentic Jeep! Regular Admission Rates Apply; 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Times:10:00AM - 3:00PM

People`s Choice Festival of PA Arts
Dates:Thursday, July 12, 2018 - Sunday, July 15, 2018
Title:People`s Choice Festival of PA Arts
Description:Located on Pennsylvania Military Museum grounds - July 12 to 15 – PEOPLE’S CHOICE FESTIVAL OF PENNSYLVANIA ARTS - Annual arts and crafts festival features the best of Central Pennsylvania’s artisans with food, fun and family entertainment in a park-like setting. Visit for more information. $5.00 for onsite parking.
Times:9:00AM - 5:00PM

85th Annual St. Benedict Parish Festival
Dates:Friday, July 13, 2018 - Sunday, July 15, 2018
Title:85th Annual St. Benedict Parish Festival
Description:85th Annual St. Benedict Parish Reunion Festival - July 13, 14, & 15, 2018 - St. Benedict Church, 2310 Bedford St., Johnstown, PA 15904. Food, games, bingo, flea market, raffles. Chance to win a 2018 Ford Ecosport SE or $18,000 cash. Chicken & Waffle Dinner Fri. 4-7 p.m. & Sun. 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Entertainment Fri. Tom Katz & Three of Hearts. Sat. Irish Pretenders with Irish Dancers & Ole '97 Johnny Cash & June Carter Tribute Band. Sun. Walt Churchey and Jackie Kopko & Rosie and The Jammers. Call 814-266-9718 or visit for more information.
Times:12:00PM - 10:00PM

Dates:Friday, July 13, 2018 - Saturday, July 14, 2018
Description:Local Acoustic musician, Kenneth Swanger, will entertain Downtown Cumberland visitors Friday July 13th from 6 – 8 PM on The McCoury Family Stage. Swanger performs a variety of music from the 90’s, 2000’s and today and has been featured at a variety of local events and night spots On Saturday the 14th, the July Burgmeier’s Hauling Discover Downtown Cumberland celebration will be held throughout the Downtown Cumberland Historic City Centre. July's celebration theme is DIVERSITY IS OUR STRENGTH and will celebrate ALL our community from all walks of life from 3-9 PM with a featured performance by the DC award winning band Wicked Jezabel on The McCoury Family Stage (1 N. Liberty Street) from 6-9 PM. (RAIN LOCATION: GEORGE STREET PARKING GARAGE FIRST FLOOR)
Times:6:00PM - 9:00PM

Legacy Day of the CCC
Dates:Sunday, July 15, 2018
Title:Legacy Day of the CCC
Description:Join us for a day of sharing and learning about some of the CCC “boys” in Centre County who enrolled in the program to support themselves and family during America’s “great depression”. Find out what it was like to live in a CCC camp. What these boys shared together during their formidable years in the CCC is a true legacy that has meaning for all of us today. Learn about the local men and others who administered the day to day camp operations at the Poe Valley Camp. Chances are you may learn about someone you may know who was in Poe Valley or another CCC camp. We invite everyone to share any stories and provide any information about the Poe Valley camp for documentation into the history of Company 1333, Camp S-63 Poe Valley. Information may be shared by contacting the Centre County Historical Society, Mary Sorensen at, or call 814-234-4779. Experience “Chow Time” of yesteryear this year! Enjoy a lunch featuring real menu items from authentic CCC recipes and menu boards. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors and contributors, this is a free and family friendly event; donations are welcomed. To RSVP for lunch and for full event information visit or call 814-234-4779. Location: Poe Valley State Park, 136 Poe Valley Park Circle, Coburn, PA 16832
Times:10:00AM - 3:00PM

Vietnam LECTURE: "A War We Can`t Forget"
Dates:Friday, July 20, 2018
Title:Vietnam LECTURE: "A War We Can`t Forget"
Description:Chopper pilot Ed Ramon talks about his two tours of duty in Southeast Asia (1966-68) and his difficulty in adjusting to civilian life upon returning home. It wasn't until after the suicides of his father and brother, both combat veterans, that he took it upon himself to study PTSD. With the help of author Chris Brady, Ramon tells that story in a book of the same title.
Times:6:30PM - 7:30PM

Centre County Water Rescue Drill
Dates:Saturday, July 21, 2018
Title:Centre County Water Rescue Drill
Description:Centre County’s Improved Swiftwater and Flood Response Capabilities Since October of 2015 some Centre County Emergency Service Organizations (Howard Fire Company, Milesburg Fire Company, Pine Glen Fire Company and Pleasant Gap Fire Company) have invested great resources into training, equipment, and preparedness for swiftwater and flood related emergencies. The financial resources needed to support this initiative have been provided by the individual companies involved with the initiative as well as the South Central Mountains Regional Task Force. Three of these agencies (Howard Fire Company, Pine Glen Fire Company, and Pleasant Gap Fire Company) have received recognition through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Voluntary Rescue Service Recognition Program. Being recognized by this program, these departments completed several different Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission training courses. These courses include Water Rescue Awareness, Water Rescue Emergency Response, Ice Rescue, Emergency Boat Operations, and Advanced Line Systems. Another element for the recognition is minimum standards for available response equipment including personal protective equipment, victim rescue and packaging equipment, boats, and rope and line system tackle. The Centre County Fire Chiefs’ Association has recognized this group as the Centre County Water Rescue Task Force. Training continues for members of these departments, the four departments continue to have county level drills and exercises to maintain skill levels and preparedness. This task force has participated in other drills in different parts of the state in the past. On July 21st, 2018 the Centre County Water Rescue Task Force will be actively participating in a large drill that is jointly designed and operated by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, the PA Army National Guard, and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. As part of this exercise, the public is invited to observe all of this commitment, preparation, and resources at work throughout the Centre County region. If interested, please plan to observe these teams at the Pleasant Gap Fire Company, 475 Robinson Lane, Pleasant Gap PA beginning around 0900. Howard Fire Company has been training and equipped for quite some time, the recent activity the last two and a half years has allowed the department to further improve capabilities. Howard Fire Company has a total of 10 trained responders for swift water rescue and flood emergencies. The department has five (5) boats to cover different types of water related incidents with a variety of technology including search lights and down scan sonar. The department also has a UTV that can be used to haul inflatable boats in poor access water ways. Pine Glen Fire Company a total of 10 trained responders as well. The department has a river style rescue boat with accessories specifically used for disentanglement with natural cover. The department is also recognized as a Quick Response Service (QRS) through the PA Department of Health. The department has equipment and personnel that can deploy two separate teams, one shore based and one water based. Milesburg Fire Company has a total of 7 people trained for the swift water and flood emergencies. The department is equipped with two inflatable boats and equipment for rope related emergencies as well. The department has a special trailer and engine rescue that would be responding to these types of emergencies. The Pleasant Gap Fire Company has 14 trained responders. The department is also a licensed Basic Life Support Ambulance (BLS) and maintains three ambulances, one of which supports the team during deployments / activations. The department also has rope and rigging to support advanced types of technical rescue incidents. The company has a specialized trailer to support all types of technical rescue incidents involving water as well as confined space and high angle. The department also supports the swift water response with a heavy rescue for additional rope, rigging, scene lighting and other equipment. Many responders on the team from Pleasant Gap Fire Department are crossed training and have Emergency Medical Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians, and Paramedics. Contact Chief Lou Brungard for additional information and details (814)360-1800
Times:9:00AM - 12:00PM

Dates:Saturday, July 21, 2018
Description:A NEW EVENT is coming to BEDFORD COUNTY!!! LOCHERFEST at 1033 Centerville Plaza, in Bedford!!! Local Artisan, Handmade Items, Woodworking, Direct Sales, and more from the Tri-state area! We are looking at turning this into a quarterly event! One show per season!!! We would love to have you stop by and help up get the word out! Any questions, feel free to get in touch with me! Thank you in advance! Ken Locher Locher Candles
Times:9:00AM - 5:00PM

Vietnam LECTURE: "Napalm & Agent Orange"
Dates:Saturday, July 21, 2018
Title:Vietnam LECTURE: "Napalm & Agent Orange"
Description:Retired Armstrong Industries Chemist Dr. Ron Lenox will discuss the development and deployment of both weapon systems and their use in South Vietnam.
Times:10:30AM - 11:30AM

Yard Sale & Vendor Fair
Dates:Saturday, July 28, 2018
Title:Yard Sale & Vendor Fair
Description:Life Church of Windber is having a HUGE YARD SALE!! Carnival games for kids, live music, food, vendors, a car wash and more! Come on out to our NEW church building (107 Bantley Place, Windber, PA 15963) to see what we've been up to! FREE admission, donations for activities.
Times:9:00AM - 2:00PM

People of Action Celebration
Dates:Saturday, July 28, 2018
Title:People of Action Celebration
Description:Rotary Club’s annual People of Action Celebration that will take place on Saturday, July 28, 2018. The event, a collaboration of the five local rotary clubs, is the highlight of the year for the local Rotary Clubs as they distribute funds to non-profit organizations in the local community. With over $33,000 raised through various fundraising activities, the local clubs will jointly celebrate the efforts of the five local Rotary Clubs; State College Sunrise, State College Downtown, State College Evening, Bellefonte Rotary and Pleasant Gap Rotary. To reinforce Rotary’s commitment to community service, attendees will assemble 100 Jared Boxes – storage boxes filled with gifts, toys, games, and activities for children in hospitals. The event is open to the public. Rotary exchange students, Rotary club high school students, Rotary club college students, and other Rotary-affiliated youth will also be in attendance. The event will be held at Holmes-Foster Park in State College (600 S. Sparks Street) and will run from 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Taproot Kitchen, a recipient of Rotary grand funds over the past year, will be catering light appetizers, in addition to a BBQ and snacks.
Times:11:30AM - 2:00PM

Events for: August 2018
Boot Camp for Kids
Dates:Saturday, August 04, 2018
Title:Boot Camp for Kids
Description:Pennsylvania Military Museum - August 04 – BOOT CAMP for KIDS – A summer day camp of military instruction designed for children ages 08 to 13. Participants are assigned to platoons attending to three training stations staffed by prior service soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines. A t-shirt, boonie hat and lunch of Meals-Ready-to-Eat are provided. Pre-registration and program fee of $40 required. Registration deadline JULY 19, 2018. Email for reservations.
Times:8:00AM - 4:00PM

Rubber Duck Race - Family Fun Day
Dates:Sunday, August 05, 2018
Title:Rubber Duck Race - Family Fun Day
Description:St. Vincent dePaul, Food for Families, Inc. - Johnstown Family Kitchen is holding a Rubber Duck Race - Family Fun Day on August 5th to raise funds for the Johnstown Family (Soup) Kitchen. Come join us on Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm ​for our annual duck race. There will be entertainment, food, games, and refreshments at the Sandyvale Memorial Park, 80 Hickory St, Johnstown. Ducks are $5 each and the race will begin at 2:00 pm. For ticket information call (814) 242-2083 or (814) 539-7811 ​1st place winner receives $500; 2nd place $250; 3rd place $150; and last place $100. All proceeds benefit the Johnstown Soup Kitchen.
Times:11:00AM - 4:00PM

28th Annual Portage Area Summerfest, Inc.
Dates:Friday, August 10, 2018 - Sunday, August 12, 2018
Title:28th Annual Portage Area Summerfest, Inc.
Description:28th Annual Portage Area Summerfest, Inc. - Friday, Saturday, Sunday, August 10, 11, & 12, 2018 at Crichton-McCormick Park, 100 Monument Way, Portage, PA. Live Music - Large Arts & Crafts Show with over 80 booths - Ethnic & American Food - Games - Bingo - Antique & Classic Car Show - Parade - 5K Race - Golf Tournament - Pancake Breakfast - Magician - Kids’ Activities – Home Depot Kids’ Workshop - Inflatable Rides - $10,000 Community Fundraising Drawing. Free Admission - Free Parking. Proceeds benefit Crichton-McCormick Park. Entertainment: Friday – Giants Of Science - Saturday – Horseshoe Cloggers, Michael Christopher Band, Chris Woodward & Shindiggin’ - Sunday – Kelly Hylton (Elvis Presley Impersonator), Jerry Intihar Band, Portage Community Band, concert with Three Of Hearts & Bon Journey (Bon Jovi & Journey Tribute Band). Call 814-288-6035 or visit for more information.
Times:10:00AM - 10:00PM

Music Under the Sycamore
Dates:Sunday, August 12, 2018
Title:Music Under the Sycamore
Description:Join us as we celebrate Summer in the shade of our historic Sycamore with music by Pure Cane Sugar. Bring your picnic blankets, lawn chairs and your lazy summer day attitude for an afternoon under the historic Sycamore tree! Enjoy good eats, good people and good music in the beautiful bucolic setting of the Centre Furnace Mansion, the birthplace of the Pennsylvania State University. Proceeds from Music Under the Sycamore benefit the Centre County Historical Society and its mission to help people to understand, experience, appreciate, and preserve our county’s cultural and natural heritage. Purchase tickets and for more information visit or call 814-234-4779. LOCATION The Centre Furnace Mansion is located at 1001 E. College Avenue, State College, PA 16801. Event parking is available on the lower lawn along College Avenue, as well as in the Mansion lot off of Porter Road. For information, call (814) 234-4779.
Times:4:00PM - 6:00PM

11th Annual Richland Community Days
Dates:Thursday, August 16, 2018 - Saturday, August 18, 2018
Title:11th Annual Richland Community Days
Description:11th Annual Richland Community Days - August 16, 17, & 18, 2018 at the Corner of Theatre Drive and Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA In front of Richland Township Building & Richland High School. Live Music - Arts & Crafts - Ethnic & American Food - Games - Antique & Classic Car & Motorcycle Cruise - Children’s Activities - Parade - Fireworks - 5K Race - Community Booths - Quilt Show – Laser Tag – U.S. Air Force Honor Guard. Free Admission - Free Parking. Proceeds benefit East Hills Recreation. Entertainment: Thursday - Jazz Up Your Wine (Wine Tasting Event) & Jazz In Your Face. Friday – Government Cheeze, Jim Donovan (former member of platinum selling recording band Rusted Root) & The Sun King Warriors, Johnstown Civic Concert Band, Abilene, Tom Katz. Saturday – Kindred Fury, Cajun Norm & The Jam Band, Down To The Wire, Ground Zero, Irish Pretenders, Denise Baldwin, Three Of Hearts, Jeff Jimerson & Airborne. Call 814-288-6035 or visit
Times:10:00AM - 11:30PM

Boogersburg School Open House
Dates:Sunday, August 19, 2018
Title:Boogersburg School Open House
Description:Schoolmarms, slates, & sack races! Celebrate going back to school 19th century style with this special open house at the historic Boogersburg One Room School. Children of all ages will love to experience sitting in an old wooden desk, learning with the help of soapstone, slate, and chalkboards. Teachers in period dress will instruct “students” in spelling, mental math, and other interactive activities. Visitors may follow the trail from the schoolhouse to the adjacent field for some recess games as well (weather permitting). Bring your family, and bring a picnic to enjoy. You may even get to ring the bell! Boogersburg School was built in 1877 for Patton Township children by Centre Furnace iron master and farmer Moses Thompson. The school was in operation until 1952. Hosted by the Centre County Historical Society, this is an event for the whole family. Free and open to the public. Donations welcomed. For full details visit or call 814-234-4779. Boogersburg School is located at 1021 Fox Hill Road, State College, Pa. (Patton Township) on the road to University Park Airport.
Times:1:00PM - 4:00PM

Rockwood Rotary Races
Dates:Saturday, August 25, 2018
Title:Rockwood Rotary Races
Description:ROCKWOOD ROTARY RACE For nearly two decades the Rotary Club of Rockwood has held two races for runners and walkers. The August 25th races will benefit Rotary Community Projects. The races will be held at the Rockwood Trail Head on the Great Allegheny Passage going towards Garrett. If needed, please visit our FaceBook page for a map of the starting location of the races. Trophies will be presented to Top overall Male & Female runners (5K run, 10K run and one-half marathon). All runners/walkers will be presented with a participation patch. The races will begin at 8:30 am and will provide light refreshments at the finish. Advance registration can be made by contacting the Rotary e-mail or on our FaceBook Page Registration is available on-site the day of the race. Day of race registration cost for 5k and 10k is $20.00. Registration cost for the One-Half Marathon is $30.00.
Times:8:30AM - 9:30AM

Grand Reopening Celebration
Dates:Friday, August 31, 2018
Title:Grand Reopening Celebration
Description:Join us for a grand reopening celebration of Shaver’s Creek! Visit with friends old and new for an evening full of fun as we open our doors to Shaver’s Creek once again! There will be an overview of renovations and tour of the facility. Local food truck options available for purchase. Along with an ice cream social, Shaver's Creek climbing wall and live music from the front yard stage.
Times:4:00PM - 10:00PM

Events for: September 2018
2018 Forest Hills Festival
Dates:Saturday, September 01, 2018 - Monday, September 03, 2018
Title:2018 Forest Hills Festival
Description:2018 Forest Hills Festival - September 1, 2, & 3, 2018. Berwind Wayside Park, St. Michael, PA 15951. Proceeds benefit Adams Township Volunteer Fire Co. Station #2 – St. Michael. Food, Crafts, Games, Entertainment, Music, Fireworks, Activities for the entire family. Breakfast at Fire Station All 3 Mornings - opens at 7AM. Sat., Sept. 1st – 11-2 Past Tymes, 3-6 Hardrock, Koko, & Joe, 7-10 Last Chance Band – Sun., Sept 2nd – 11-12:30 DJ Doog, 12:30-2 Russell Wilburn, 3-5 KB & The Crew, 6-9 Three of Hearts, 9pm Grand Fireworks Show by Starfire – Mon., Sept 3rd - 11-12 Le Dance Academy, 12:30-2pm Bronco and the Rhinelanders, 2:30-4:30 Rosie and the Jammers, 5-7, The Button Box Polka Group. Call 814-495-4111 or visit for more information
Times:7:00AM - 10:00PM

Dates:Friday, September 07, 2018
Description:Songwriters Workshop with Nashville Songwriter/Performer/WSM(Opry)Radio Personality, BILL WHYTE. The Workshop is being held on Sept. 7th (6-10 pm) at The Black Box at BottleWorks in Johnstown, PA. Songworks is presenting this workshop. The cost for members is $35.00 & non-members is $45.00. Sign up ASAP, there are only 20 seats available!) You may contact: Denise Baldwin (814) 479-4260 or Carla Fanale (814) 443-2852.
Times:6:00PM - 10:00PM

10th Annual Johnstown Super Cruise
Dates:Saturday, September 08, 2018
Title:10th Annual Johnstown Super Cruise
Description:10th Annual Johnstown Super Cruise Car Cruise - Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship Church, 3429 Elton Road, Johnstown, PA 15904. Antiques, classics, tuners, rat rods, trucks, motorcycles. Rain or Shine. $5 Vehicle Registration Fee. Free admission for general public. Dash Plaques. Chinese Auction. Door Prizes. Raffles. Auto Displays. Music by Three of Hearts Band. Proceeds benefit Laurel Highlands Vietnam Veterans of America and Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship projects. Call 814-242-5856
Times:10:00AM - 3:00PM

Then and Now: Living History Encampment
Dates:Saturday, September 08, 2018 - Sunday, September 09, 2018
Title:Then and Now: Living History Encampment
Description:Pennsylvania Military Museum - September 08 & 09 – “Then & NOW Living History Encampment/Bivouac” – Visit this Living History Time Line of Uniforms and Equipment from the 18th through 21st centuries on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum. Battle dress uniform show and weapons demonstrations begin at 1:00 p.m. each day. 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.
Times:10:00AM - 4:00PM

Dates:Saturday, September 08, 2018
Description:STAGE PERFORMANCE 101 (SP/101) WITH MULTI-GRAMMY AWARD WINNING COUNTRY PERFORMER, LINDA DAVIS! Linda is also mentor & proud Mom of daughter, Hillary Scott of supergroup, LADY ANTEBELLUM! There will be two workshops, so if you are interested in a career in music, stage performance, public speaking or pageants....this workshop includes topics on: stage movement, vocal performance, song sequencing, pageant/public speaking tips plus connecting with your audience. Linda also will be selecting 2 attendees from (2) Workshops she is conducting, to open her local concert at the Mountain Playhouse on September 9th at 4:00 p.m. Registration is booming, only a few seats left! Sign up fast. Call the Somerset County Library at (814) 445-2556 (x111) or Carla Fanale (814) 443-2852 & Denise Baldwin (814) 479-4260. The Workshop is approx. 3 hours & the cost is $100.00.
Times:10:30AM - 1:30PM

Dates:Sunday, September 09, 2018
Description:EVENING IN THE ROUND Show with Grammy Award Winners, LINDA DAVIS, LANG SCOTT & BILL WHYTE, who is a performer/songwriter/WSM (Opry) Radio Guy! Enjoy this amazing show on Sept. 9th at 4:00 p.m. at the Mountain Playhouse in Jennerstown, PA Tickets are on sale now! Purchase at or call (814) 629-9220. Seats are $25.00. Linda's first Grammy was with Reba McEntire for their duet, "Does He Love You" & her two most recent Grammy's were with her family for their Contemprary Christian CD "Love Remains" done with their daughter, Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum & produced by the famous Ricky Skaggs! Don't miss the opportunity to see these sweet, humble, talented performers from Nashville. For details, contact: Carla Fanale (814) 443-2852 or Denise Baldwin (814) 479-4260.
Times:4:00PM - 6:00PM

Veronica Swift with The Emmet Cohen Trio
Dates:Thursday, September 20, 2018
Title:Veronica Swift with The Emmet Cohen Trio
Description:Veronica Swift with The Emmet Cohen Trio 7:30 pm Thursday, September 20, 2018 Schwab Auditorium Before graduating with a degree in jazz vocal performance from the University of Miami, Veronica Swift had already taken second place (2015) in the influential Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition. She also had previously recorded three albums (two by age 13), headlined the Telluride Jazz Festival, and performed in Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Lincoln Center. Swift, who moved to New York City after college, sings most Saturday nights at the renowned Birdland jazz club. Her repertoire is built on the Great American Songbook, plus bebop and vocalese classics, but she is also passionate about music from the 1920s and 1930s. The vocalist’s parents, jazz singer and educator Stephanie Nakasian and the late jazz pianist Hod O’Brien, took her on tour when she was younger. She sang with her family at Blues Alley in Washington, D.C., the Jazz Standard in New York City, The Great Waters Music Festival in New Hampshire, and other venues. She also has appeared on stage with Jon Hendricks, Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano, Danilo Perez, Benny Green, and others. “It’s not often you hear one so young interpret the sounds of a seasoned jazz performer and make everything she touches her own,” writes a reviewer for Variety. “That’s Veronica Swift.” The vocalist is “an adept lyrical interpreter” who delivers “a master class on space and dynamics,” according to a JazzTimes writer. Artistic Viewpoints will not be offered before this performance. Adult $38 University Park Student $15 18 and Younger $28
Times:7:30PM - 9:30PM

Clymer Days Festival
Dates:Friday, September 21, 2018 - Sunday, September 23, 2018
Title:Clymer Days Festival
Description:Clymer Days Festival – September 21, 22, & 23, 2018 – Sherman Street Park, Clymer, PA 15728. Crafts, Food, Children’s Activities, Commercial Vendors, Live Music Entertainment, Car Show Friday, Motorcycle Show Saturday. Fireworks Saturday. Three Of Hearts in concert Saturday. Free parking, free admission Call 724-541-6849 or visit
Times:12:00PM - 10:00PM

Exploring the Armor
Dates:Sunday, September 23, 2018
Title:Exploring the Armor
Description:Pennsylvania Military Museum - September 23 – “EXPLORING THE ARMOR” - Take a private history tour of the outside tracked vehicles including a look inside the crew compartments. Tour begins in the museum theatre. Seating is limited; Reservations required. 2:00 p.m. The tour typically lasts two hours Admission To Event: $15.00 ($5.00 with museum membership) Email for reservations.
Times:2:00PM - 4:00PM

Cantus "Alone Together"
Dates:Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Title:Cantus "Alone Together"
Description:Cantus “Alone Together” 7:30 pm Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center Cantus, which last performed at Penn State in 2014, has been called “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States.” The group returns to perform Alone Together, an introspective look at what it means to connect in our modern world. By almost any measure, our ability to communicate has never been easier or more advanced. Yet, as the world grows exponentially smaller with new technologies, the rifts between nations, among communities, and in individual relationships only seem to widen. Exploring the struggle to build meaningful connection in a world that has never been more connected, Alone Together is anchored by a multi-movement setting of a Walt Whitman poem, “We Two,” by Steven Sametz. The program is also informed by David Lang’s modern exploration of yearning in his “Manifesto.” The world premiere of a multi-movement piece by Grammy Award-winning composer Libby Larsen, co-commissioned by the Center for the Performing Arts through its membership in the Music Accord consortium, helps to celebrate a reaffirmation of our humanity through communication and a recognition of our universal need for understanding and acceptance. Alone Together also includes music by Jennifer Higdon, William Grant Still, Halsey Stevens, Simon and Garfunkel, Dave Matthews, Ludwig van Beethoven, Lennon/McCartney, Pentatonix, Elder Joseph Brackett (arranged by Stephen Caracciolo), Leonard Bernstein, and Gabriel Kahane. Artistic Viewpoints will not be offered before this performance, but artists will engage in conversation with audience members after the concert. Adult $44 University Park Student $15 18 and Younger $34
Times:7:30PM - 9:30PM

Events for: October 2018
Cirque Éloize "Hotel"
Dates:Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Title:Cirque Éloize "Hotel"
Description:7:30 pm Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Eisenhower Auditorium For its twenty-fifth anniversary, Cirque Éloize presents a touching, poetic, one-of-a-kind creation. Hotel is the story of a place and the travelers who pass through it. It’s a stopover where lives intersect, collide, and juxtapose for brief times to generate tales and memories. Acrobatics, theatre, dance, and live music draw spectators into a colorful, timeless world. Avant-garde stage design, inspired by the elegance of the great hotels, carries the narrative. All that remains is to enter through the lobby door and get swept away by the grandeur and poetry of Hotel. Cirque Éloize (serk el-WUHZ), based in Montreal, made its Center for the Performing Arts premiere in 1995. The contemporary circus company will be performing for the sixth time at Eisenhower Auditorium. Including Hotel, the Center for the Performing Arts has co-commissioned three Cirque Éloize productions. Adult $42 University Park Student $15 18 and Younger $32
Times:7:30PM - 10:00PM

Violinist Joshua Bell
Dates:Thursday, October 11, 2018
Title:Violinist Joshua Bell
Description:7:30 pm Thursday, October 11, 2018 Eisenhower Auditorium “Mr. Bell,” writes a New York Times critic, “doesn’t stand in anyone’s shadow.” The Mr. Bell in question is Joshua Bell, one of the most acclaimed violinists of our time. Bell makes his first Penn State appearance in more than seven years when he performs in recital with pianist. An exclusive Sony Classical artist, the violinist has recorded more than forty albums in his career as a soloist, a chamber musician, and a conductor. He has earned Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone, and Echo Klassik awards and is the recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize. Since 2011, Bell has been the music director of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. He is the only person to hold that post since Sir Neville Marriner created the British orchestra in 1958. Bell, who has performed for three U.S. presidents, has recorded with artists from various genres, including Chris Botti, Chick Corea, Gloria Estefan, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo, Alison Krauss, Jeremy Denk, Steven Isserlis, and Edgar Meyer. A fourteen-CD set of Bell’s Sony recording highlights is scheduled for release in August. Artistic Viewpoints will not be offered before this performance. Adult $70 University Park Student $25 18 and Younger $53
Times:7:30PM - 9:30PM

Ballet Hispanico
Dates:Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Title:Ballet Hispanico
Description:Ballet Hispánico 7:30 pm Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State “Ballet Hispánico’s artistic director Eduardo Vilaro has said that the troupe’s title notwithstanding, the company is ‘a new envisioning of American modern dance,’” writes a Boston Globe critic. “It’s an intriguing idea, particularly since a main mission of the New York-based group is to present dance through a Latino lens.” In its first appearance at Eisenhower Auditorium since 1993, Ballet Hispánico’s lens will focus solely on dances by Latina choreographers. Founded in 1970 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan by Tina Ramirez, Ballet Hispánico has become a catalyst for bringing communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures from around the world. The company of fifteen, representing a number of nationalities, brings to the stage training in modern and classical dance plus ballet. The Cuban-born Vilaro, a former Ballet Hispánico dancer, has since 2009 infused the company with a vision of social equality, cultural identity, and quality arts education. “Ballet Hispánico has been a gem of the New York dance scene for years, and, in their season premiere at the Joyce Theater [in April], the company proved as strong as ever,” writes a Village Voice reviewer. “Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro gives his troupe … opportunities to work with choreographers from around the world, producing contemporary works of bold technique that illuminate concerns of Latino/a identity and resiliency.” Following the performance, Ballet Hispánico artists will participate in a discussion with audience members. Adult $42 University Park Student $15 18 and Younger $32
Times:7:30PM - 9:30PM

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
Dates:Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Title:Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
Description:Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society 7:30 pm Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Eisenhower Auditorium Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, one of the most celebrated ensembles in contemporary jazz, makes its second appearance at Penn State to perform works selected from its first decade of innovative big band repertoire. “It’s maximalist music of impressive complexity and immense entertainment value, in your face and then in your head,” writes a reviewer for The Village Voice. A Newsweek writer suggests that “for a wholly original take on big band’s past, present, and future, look to Darcy James Argue.” The Canadian-born, Brooklyn-based composer and bandleader made headlines with the release of Secret Society’s Infernal Machines (2009), which along with Brooklyn Babylon (2013) and Real Enemies (2016) was nominated for a Grammy Award. A New York Times critic praises the most recent album as “wildly discursive, twitchily allusive, a work of furious ambition … deeply in tune with our present moment.” A London Jazz News writer calls the release “a mind-blowing example of truly great, era-defining jazz composition, and a contender for album of the year.” Secret Society tours throughout North America, Europe, and South America. The eighteen-member band has also performed four times at the Newport Jazz Festival. Adult $48 University Park Student $15 18 and Younger $38
Times:7:30PM - 9:30PM

Escher String Quartet
Dates:Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Title:Escher String Quartet
Description:Escher String Quartet Gilles Vonsattel, pianist 7:30 pm Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Schwab Auditorium Escher String Quartet—an ensemble championed by Emerson String Quartet, Itzhak Perlman, and Pinchas Zukerman—makes its Penn State debut in a program featuring Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23. Pianist Gilles Vonsattel joins the quartet to perform the world premiere of a work, co-commissioned by the Center for the Performing Arts through its membership in the Music Accord consortium, by San Francisco-born composer Anthony Cheung. The five musicians also perform Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34. The Escher ensemble, formed in 2005, has earned applause for its expressive, nuanced performances that combine unusual textural clarity with a rich, blended sound. A former BBC New Generation Artist, the quartet is one of the few chamber ensembles to win the Avery Fisher Career Grant. The quartet has performed with a number of classical music luminaries, but it also has collaborated with jazz artists such as Joshua Redman, Kurt Elling, and Paquito D’Rivera. In its hometown of New York City, the quartet serves as Season Artists of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The ensemble—violinists Adam Barnett-Hart and Danbi Um, violist Pierre Lapointe, and cellist Brook Speltz—is also quartet in residence at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Vonsattel, winner of the Naumburg and Geneva piano competitions, is a musician of versatility and originality. The Swiss-born American artist, who displays a sense of adventure and musical curiosity, performs an enormous range of repertoire. An Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, Vonsattel in recent years has made his Boston Symphony, Tanglewood, and San Francisco Symphony debuts. A New York Times critic describes his most recent New York City recital as “tightly conceived and passionately performed … a study in intensity.” Artistic Viewpoints will not be offered before this performance, but artists will engage in a conversation with audience members after the concert. Adult $44 University Park Student $15 18 and Younger $34
Times:7:30PM - 9:30PM

Events for: November 2018
"Something Rotten!"
Dates:Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Title:"Something Rotten!"
Description:SOMETHING ROTTEN! 7:30 pm Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Eisenhower Auditorium SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!” (New York magazine). Adult $68, $59 University Park Student $50, $41 18 and Younger $51, $42
Times:7:30PM - 10:00PM

Kids Day: Dress Up and Discover
Dates:Sunday, November 11, 2018
Title:Kids Day: Dress Up and Discover
Description:Pennsylvania Military Museum - November 11 – OPEN Veteran’s Day 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free Admission for veterans and their family members.
Times:12:00PM - 5:00PM

"Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly"
Dates:Sunday, November 11, 2018
Title:"Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly"
Description:"Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly" Dallas Children’s Theater 4:00 pm Sunday, November 11, 2018 Eisenhower Auditorium This coolest-ever rock-and-roll romp of three unlikely friends captures the droll humor and whimsy of the picture book series written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Harry Bliss. Insects rule in the diaries of unlikely best friends Worm, Spider, and Fly. Worm eats his homework, Fly believes she has superpowers, and Spider can’t wait to grow up and molt. Promoting eco-consciousness, earth science, and tolerance of others, Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly—with book, music, and lyrics by Joan Cushing—is a joyful and hip musical exploration of the world outside. Audience members might just find that a bug’s life is not all that different from their own. “The raucous, joyous show rapping spiritedly at Dallas Children’s Theater offers an intoxicating mix of educational and entertainment fare …,” writes a Dallas Morning News reviewer. “It’s a memorable biology lesson and uplifting message for kids seeking their own special role in the world.” The National Endowment for the Arts designated Dallas Children’s Theater, named by Time as one of the top five children’s theatre companies in the United States, as an American Masterpieces Touring Artist. Adult $19 University Park Student $15 18 and Younger $19
Times:7:30PM - 9:30PM

Kid`s Day: Dress Up and Discover!
Dates:Saturday, November 17, 2018
Title:Kid`s Day: Dress Up and Discover!
Description:Pennsylvania Military Museum - November 17 – “KIDS DAY: Dress Up and Discover!!” - Kids of all ages get to try on the field gear and head gear from the museum education collection. Visit education stations in the galleries for more fun discoveries throughout the day. Regular Admission Rates Apply; 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Times:10:00AM - 3:00PM

Events for: December 2018
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Tribute
Dates:Friday, December 07, 2018
Title:Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Tribute
Description:Pennsylvania Military Museum - December 07 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Tribute: Seventy-seven years ago on December 7th, the US Pacific Fleet at Hawaii was attacked by aircraft from the Imperial Japanese Navy. America was at war. The tribute is held beneath the guns of the battleship USS PENNSYLVANIA which was a witness to that attack.12:45 p.m. There will also be guided tours and light refreshments.
Times:12:45PM - 2:45PM

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Events for: February 2019
Dates:Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - Saturday, February 23, 2019
Description: Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ’n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. BEAUTIFUL—THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Goffin/King and Mann/Weil, including “I Feel the Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got a Friend” and the title song, BEAUTIFUL has a book by Tony Award-nominee and Academy Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, and choreography by Josh Prince. The show took home two 2014 Tonys and the 2015 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.
Times:7:30PM - 11:00PM

Dates:Saturday, February 23, 2019 - Sunday, February 24, 2019
Description: Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ’n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. BEAUTIFUL—THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Goffin/King and Mann/Weil, including “I Feel the Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got a Friend” and the title song, BEAUTIFUL has a book by Tony Award-nominee and Academy Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, and choreography by Josh Prince. The show took home two 2014 Tonys and the 2015 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.
Times:2:00PM - 5:00PM

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