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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 Telescope 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! 

Check this listing for club meetings for the Central PA Observers. 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:
Fri., Aug. 25 - 8:30-10:30pm at Tudek Park
Fri., Sept. 15 - 8:00-10:00pm at Tudek Park
Fri., Oct. 13 - 7:30-9:30pm at Circleville Park

August 16


Join CRPR for a late-summer evening at the pools! Our Dive-In Movie will be held on August 16, from 8:00-10:00pm and we're showing "Finding Dory!"

Don't miss this great tale from Disney Pixar Movies! Dory gets separated from her parents when she's very young, and we join her on her journey to find her family as she remembers all that has happened to her!

August 26

So Long Summer Shindig! 50Fest

In case we don't say it enough, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to the community that helps to make the Centre Region such a great place to live, work and play! Join the CRPR staff for some fun at Tudek Park on Saturday, August 26th. (We had so much fun celebrating 50 years last year, we thought we would make it an annual event!) Details to come, so mark your calendars and watch our website, social media pages, and your inbox for information!

September 10


The new and improved PAWS-A-POOL-OOZA returns on Sunday, September 10, for all our dog owners out there! We have a new format this year, new activities, a new cause, and much more!

Thsi year's event will benefit Pets Come First [http://] and they will be on-site during the day!

First, the NEW schedule on Sunday, Sept. 10:
10:00-11:30am - Dogs under 40 lbs. (Littles)
12:00-1:30pm - Dogs 40 lbs. and over (Bigs)

Your dog will have plenty of time to swim, but we also have some other great activities this year. There will be a demo given at 11:00am and 1:00pm by Dustin Miller with Penn State University and his K-9, Rudie. Rudie is a Belgian Malinois who specializes in explosives detection. Take a break from swim time and watch Rudie work during this demo! If your dog is NOT swimming, you will need to have your dog leashed and under control at the demo.

The Bone Bar and Boutique and Rosie's Clothes will be vendors set-up at the pool for your shopping delight! Pick out that gourmet, all-natural treat or find a cute outfit for your pooch!

We will be holding a raffle for a basket full of doggie goodies, one for the small dogs and one for the large dogs! You'll be able to purchase your chance to win dog toys, merchandise, snacks, and more! Tickets will be available during the entire event, and the winning ticket will be drawn 5 min. before each time slot ends.

In addition, if you would like to bring donations for Pets Come First, you can drop them in the donation box at the entrance. Pets Come First are looking for scoopable cat litter, regular cat litter, 9 Lives cat food, 9 Lives dry kitten food, Purina One dry dog food, 12% protein horse feed, red mineral salt blocks, paper towels, bleach, light bulbs and spot lights, gas cards, gift cards to local stores (Wal-Mart, Lowes, Home Depot, Tractor Supply), 13-gallon garbage bags, large heavy duty garbage bags, printer/copier paper, industrial mops and brooms, and large clear plastic storage bins. They will also accept monetary donations, and those can be given directly to them at their booth.

Admission is $5 dog; human handlers are FREE! One owner per dog, please, and owners must be 18 yrs. of age and over. Dogs must remain ON-LEASH when not in the pool; this is especially important this year since there will be vendors and demos going on. All owners must sign a waiver and show proof of rabies vaccination and proof of a current dog license before being admitted. Only dogs are permitted in the pool. Lifeguards will be on-duty to provide any necessary assistance. Event is held rain or shine, but we will cancel for thunder.

Proceeds from this event will assist Pets Come First.

October 7
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
The International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day strives to encourage communities in the U.S.A. and around the world to join together and ride mountain bikes with kids. Come help us celebrate the 14th TKMBD. Saturday, October 7, 2017 is the official ride date. We’ll review mountain biking basics and trail etiquette and head out for a short ride. Bring your bike and a drink. Parents ride free. Helmets are heavily encouraged (and legally required for the kids under 12 in PA). Stay tuned for more information at
October 31

Annual Trick or Treat Night
Through cooperation with the three Centre Region Police Departments--Borough of State College, Ferguson Township, and Patton Township--and the Council of Governments' General Forum, the Annual Trick or Treat Night in State College will be on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31 from 6:00-8:00pm. The exception to the time has been made for Halfmoon Township due to the rural area; their designated trick or treat time will be 5:30-8:30pm.


Keep watching for other events throughout the year!

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