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First Friday March

March 3 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt IconThe Downtown Improvement District is celebrating March with a Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt! Here’s what is happening; participants will pick up a clue card and little black kettle at the First Friday Info Booth.  Each clue on the card will lead the participants to a participating downtown business where they will search for a hidden leprechaun.  Once they find the leprechaun they receive a chocolate coin from the business. When they find at least 10, they go to a final location (as instructed on the card)to pick up an Insomnia cookie or be entered in a drawing for one of three Downtown Gift Cards.

Make Your Own Book at the Woskob Family Gallery!

FirstFridayKristina Davis is a Printmaker/Book Artist from Philadelphia hosting an interactive First Friday event to visitors of the Woskob Family Gallery. Kristina will offer a quick tutorial and materials for a pamphlet stitch handmade book. Visitors will be able to choose the elements for their own pamphlet book as well as sew and decorate for a keepsake to record the best parts of First Friday art events with friends and family! The workshop can be completed, from start to finish, in about 15 minutes but participants are welcome to stay and get creative on the pages of their handmade book!

“K2 Roots- Health from the Ground Up”

Old State Clothing Co. will be serving K2 Roots health drinks. Try green smoothie samples to get into the St. Patrick’s Day mood!

The Makery: Be Well – Nourish YOUrself

be wellTake some time to nourish your mind, body and soul with the Makery! Join us on March 3rd for some love and care of YOU! Soak your feet, try a new yoga pose, enjoy a smoothie, put pen to paper to creatively write, and enjoy the aromatherapy of oils. Come as you are…and BE WELL! Drop in between 6 – 8 p.m.


Get an artistic makeover in Anthym!

Stop in for caricatures and face paint done by The State High National Honor Society to begin your First Friday night with fun and creativity! 

Staying toasty

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Thanks to Parsons Firewood and Pennwood Home & Hearth, we’ll be keeping warm on this First Friday. Stop by the information booth at Schlow Library to warm up before going on the the Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt.

FREE Rides on the Vamos! Lion Chariot

vamos2Sponsored by Beck Psychotherapy, take a ride around town on the Vamos! Lion Chariot for FREE between 5 – 9 p.m.

FREE Bites!

Stop in for some beer and snacks at Appalachian Outdoors and check out all of their outdoor gear. Perfect for the warmer weather that’s coming.

The Branch and The Vine will have treats to try in addition to their usual sampling area.


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“In Focus” Opening Reception at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown

Art Alliance Gallery Downtown’sMountain art alliance newest exhibition, In Focus, features six Centre County photographers as they invite us to see the world through their lenses. With a variety of interests and subject-matter, this exhibition explores the diverse aesthetics of our lives and brings the beauty of our world into focus.


“Pattern Recognition” Exhibit at the Woskob Family Gallery

Pattern Recognition draws inspiration from the pervasiveness of pattern in our world: from our brains to our clothes, from the movements of the tides to those of machines, the repetition of units — pixels, threads, neurons or otherwise — pattern is an organizing factor that underlies much of daily life.

Curated by gallery director Ann Tarantino, this exhibit features works by 24 contemporary artists that engage with the themes of patterns of nature, patterns of culture, and patterns of space.  First Friday, March 3rd is the final day of the exhibition, so be sure to stop in and see it while you can.

 Textile Exhibit at the Betsey Rodgers Allen Gallery at Schlow Library

nittany chapThe Nittany Valley Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America is showing their textile art! Only open until 6 p.m.!



The State College Theater

The State College Theater will be hosting a reception with local artist Stacie Bird until 7 p.m.. Her art will be featured in the lobby throughout the month of March!


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The Magic of Richard Benninghoff

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Richard Benninghoff will be strolling through town delighting people of all ages with his entertaining brand of magic.






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Samples of Guinness for the festive season and everything green in the store is 20% off!



Cafe Verve

“Green Means Go Smoooth Talker” Smoothie 50% off between 3 – 7pm!

Christian Science Reading Room

Everything in the sales room that has green on the cover is 20% off! This includes books, pamphlets, and CD’s.

Kitchen Kaboodle

Peggy Karr Clearance sale! 30% off all serving pieces, sun catchers, ornaments & pendants. ‘Mini’ flutterby gift with $50 Nora Flemming purchase and Just in St. Patrick’s Day items!

McLanahan’s Downtown Market

BOGO on all Agostinelli Cafe items, so bring a friend!

Uncle Eli’s

10% off your entire purchase between 5 – 8pm!






March 3
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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First Friday Info Booth
100 E. Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801 United States
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