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What To Do This Weekend Besides THON

The seconds are ticking down, folks. THON 2022 is almost here.

While it seems like anything and everything on campus has to do with THON for the next few days, you’d be surprised by how many different things are happening in and around Happy Valley. Here are a few events slated for this weekend to consider checking out if you need a break from dancing.

Penn State Men’s Hockey vs. Minnesota

Penn States men’s hockey will take on No. 5 Minnesota in a two-game series this weekend at Pegula Ice Arena — the Nittany Lions’ last regular-season games on home ice. Puck drops are scheduled for Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 6 p.m.

Landscapes in Chalk Pastel

Give yourself a much-needed break and learn the basics of chalk pastel with State College art teacher Nicole Packard. This online Zoom class costs $15 to attend, and registration is required. Participants must provide their own paper, chalk pastels, and pencils.

Nostalgia Night

Nostalgia Night is a musical written for the Generation Z population. The musical touches upon themes of connection and self-discovery. Performances run this Thursday to Saturday starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 for students and $25 for adults.

The Trees In Our Winter Wood

For only $7, come take a hike at the Arboretum. This program will highlight the natural history of some of the oldest trees in Pennsylvania along with human history, forest science, and ecology. The hike will take you through fields and wooded areas within the Arboretum.

Over The Rainbow Jazz Performance

Join Elizabeth and John Colianni for an evening of jazz performances. The jazz duo will perform at the State Theater on Saturday, February 19 at 7 p.m. More information on the concert can be found here.

Penn State Men’s Volleyball vs. St. Francis

Come on out to the Rec Hall to support Penn State men’s volleyball as the Nittany Lions take on St. Francis. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 19.

No. 1 Penn State Wrestling vs. Rider

No. 1 Penn State is set to take on Rider this Sunday at 2 p.m from Rec Hall. This is the Nittany Lions’ first time challenging Rider since 2015 and the team’s final regular-season dual meet.

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