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2017 Dates for your calendar!

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 andview 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 April 6, and the Club will be hosting an Open House from 6:30-8:30pm.

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!Telescope

Fri., April 28 - 8:30-10:30pm at Tudek Park
Fri., May 26 - 9:00-11:00 at Tudek Park
Fri., June 30 - 9:30-11:30 moon program at Oak Hall Regional Park
Fri., Aug. 25 - 8:30-10:30 at Tudek Park
Fri., Sept. 15 - 8:00-10:00 at Tudek Park
Fri., Oct. 13 - 7:30-9:30 at Circleville Park

April 9

11th Annual Earth Day Birthday at Millbrook MarshMMNC Boardwalk
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

Easter Egg Hunt Ad
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 29

Happy Valley Build & Test--Drop It, Launch It, Span It
Calling all desginers, engineers, architects, and those dreamers who love to tinker and build things! We have the competition for you! Join Discovery Space, KidTech, and Centre Region Parks & Recreation on April 29 at Spring Creek Park for the 1st Annual Happy Valley Build & Test Competition! 

Here is a brief description of the events taking place that day: Discovery Space

DROP IT: Egg Drop
Design and build a shipping container that will prevent an uncooked egg from breaking when dropped from a height of 50 feet. Parachutes, balloons, helium balloons, drones, and propellers of any type are NOT permitted. For Youth: The maximum dimensions of the egg crate are 9" x 9" x 9". For Adults: The maximum dimensions of the egg crate are 8” x 8” x 8”.

LAUNCH IT: Water Bottle Rocket
Construct a rocket propelled by “fuel” (12 ounces of water) and air compressed to 60 psi (pounds per square inch) that will be launched at a predetermined angle to reachmaximum flight time possible. The body of the rocket MUST be one (1) clear plastic 2-liter bottle. Fins can be added to aid in flight. Follow all specifications in the Instructions and Rules Guide (link is on the CRPR website.)

SPAN IT: Cardboard Bridge
Design and build the lightest bridge capable of supporting the greatest weight across a gap of 16 inches. Bridges must be constructed of two items: corrugated cardboard parts and water-based glue, such as Elmer’s Glue and Wood Glue to join the cardboard members. Bridge length must be 18 inches, with a maximum height and width of 8" x 8". Bridge will be loaded at the mid-point until failure. 

Rules are posted HERE. Please read through everything so you have a clear understanding of the guidelines for building. KidTecyh

In addition, there will be a workshop to help everyone with their ideas and to get them thinking about building materials. The workshop is set for Saturday, April 8, 9:30-10:30am AND 10:30-11:30am. The workshop will be held in the State College Borough Building in Room 201.

Please register with CRPR at our online registration site: https:// crpr/Home, and use Happy Valley Build & Test in the search option.

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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