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Top Events: Maple Harvest Festival & Pancake Breakfast

Learn all about maple syrup and maybe eat a pancake, too, during the annual Maple Harvest Festival at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center!

Slated for March 28 and 29, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. daily, it promises fun for the whole family.

Have you ever watched costumed interpreters demonstrate sugaring techniques used by pioneers and Native Americans? Ever tapped a maple tree to see the sap transform into syrup?

If not, this your chance! Kids will be entertained, and adults are sure to learn something, too. Additional activities include live music (performers to be announced), live animal programs and a climbing wall.

This unique festival is free for children 5 and under; $10 for nonmembers ($6 ages 6-11); and $5 for members ($3 ages 6-11). The menu includes pancakes, real maple syrup, two local pork sausage patties, applesauce and beverages (juice, coffee, tea or hot chocolate).

Those interested but without transportation can ride the “Maple...

Top Events: Speleology 101 at Big Spring Spirits

Come to historic Bellefonte on Wednesday, Feb. 5, for Big Spring Spirits’ Speleology 101: The Science of Caves!

This presentation will be hosted by local experts Patricia Ann Dunlavey of Lincoln Caverns and Terry Schleiden of Penn’s Cave. Open to the public with free admission, this discussion is sure to please with insight into two popular local subterranean attractions.

Cocktails and Bonnie Blue’s food menu will be available. Be sure to come early, as seating is limited! Doors open at 5 and the conversation starts at 7. All ages are welcome.

This event is part of the distillery’s popular Science Pub nights. Based on the Science Café movement of the 1990s, this series brings scientists and the public together for informal discussions on relevant local and worldwide issues.

Big Spring Spirits is a craft...

Top Events: First Night State College

As 2019 comes to a close, another First Night State College is upon us.

This popular New Year’s Eve event – held this year on Tuesday, Dec. 31, from noon until 11 p.m.  – is best known for its ice sculpture displays, which can be found lining the 100 block of Allen Street, in Sidney Friedman Park, at the Municipal Building Plaza and in front of sponsoring businesses and churches. KBB is proud to sponsor a sculpture and be part of this great event.

Bundle up and enjoy the night with friends and family as you take in a variety of acts; from music to comedy to dancing, there’s something for everyone.

And, if you’re feeling lethargic after your holiday feast, be sure to check out the 5K Resolution Run presented by Mount Nittany Health. Slated for 6:30 p.m., it begins and ends on College Avenue. Participants can sign up for this event on the days leading up to and including race day.

Other exciting events are planned: ice skating at Pegula...