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Public Star Watches have finished for 2016.

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 sponsored by the Central PA Observers Club and the Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority. Please bring a flashlight.  FREE! 

The next club meeting for the Central PA Observers is February 2. . Also, check out their website for "In The Sky" info. about what you can see during the winter months!

Lastly, mark your calendars as the club has set some Star Watch Dates for 2017!

4/28 - 8:30-10:30pm at Tudek Park
5/26 - 9:00-11:00 at Tudek Park
6/30 - 9:30-11:30 moon program at Oak Hall Regional Park
8/21 - 1:30-4:00 solar eclipse at Tudek Park
8/25 - 8:30-10:30 at Tudek Park
9/15 - 8:00-10:00 at Tudek Park
10/13 - 7:30-9:30 at Circleville Park

January 8

National Winter Trails Day at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
Join us for the 22nd National Winter Trails Day, Sunday, January 8th for an informal guided walk through the trails of Millbrook Marsh. We will National Winter Trails Daylook for wildlife while observing the numerous plants throughout the marsh. Bundle up and get outside! 
Date:                      January 8
Time:                      1:30-2:30pm
Ages:                      Great for all ages!
Fee:                        Free (suggested $5 donation)
Location:               Millbrook Marsh Nature Center (Meet at the large pavilion)

February 4

Mother / Daughter TeaMother/Daughter Tea
Does your daughter love throwing tea parties for her friends?  Can you remember your tea parties from back in the day?  If so, we invite you to join us for a dress-up day!  Girls (ages 5-8), and mothers or grandmothers are all invited to attend tea time! 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:                      February 4
Time:                      1:00-3:00pm
Ages:                      5-8 yrs.
Fee:                        $25R/$38NR
Location:               Centre Region COG Building, Forum Room , Program #41710

April 9

11th Annual Earth Day Birthday Earth Day Birthday
Come celebrate Mother Earth and our 20th Anniversary at our 11th Annual Earth Day Birthday celebration. This event is great fun for the whole family! Spend the afternoon outdoors visiting displays from local environmental organizations, participating in activities and games, and enjoying local entertainment. This event is held rain or shine.
Date:                      April 9
Time:                     2:00-5:00pm
Ages:                      All
Fee:                        Free
Location:              Millbrook Marsh Nature Center


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April 12

Teen Flashlight Easter Egg HuntFlashlight Egg Hunt
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. Meet at the Nature Center Barn and don’t forget to bring your flashlight. There are prizes, food, games, and more! FREE, but advance registration is required. Remember to dress for the weather, and wear appropriate shoes.  The doors open at 8:00pm with the hunt beginning around 8:30pm. Please note:  This event will be held at the MMNC Barn.
Date:                     April 12
Time:                     8:00-9:15pm
Ages:                     Grades 608
Fee:                       Free
Location:              Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, Program #42210

April 30

Spring Scavenger Hunt
Come enjoy the day as you work together to explore the marsh and look for signs of spring. This event is free, however donations are greatly appreciated.
Date:                      April 30, 2017
Time:                     2:00-4:00pm
Ages:                      All
Fee:                        Free
Location:              Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

2017 Schedule

State College Area Municipal Band ConcertsMunicipal Band Ad

Dr. Ned Deihl, Principal Conductor, and 75 volunteer band members perform a variety of concerts for the community throughout the year. Concerts are held at the Mount Nittany Middle School Auditorium. Admission is FREE, but donations for the band are gratefully accepted at the door.   Band Web page.

Keep watching for other events throughout the year!

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