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What To Do This Weekend Besides THON

The countdown is almost over. THON 2023 is just one day away!

If you need a break from the fun going on in the Bryce Jordan Center, there are a handful of other things to do throughout the three days. Here are some events happening in the State College area this weekend.

No. 7 Penn State Men’s Hockey vs. No. 2 Minnesota

Penn State men’s hockey has made some noise in the national standings but will face a huge test at home this weekend against Minnesota. The Nittany Lions have an opportunity to regain some momentum this weekend as the end of the regular season approaches. Puck drop is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday nights at Pegula Ice Arena.

Valentine’s Wine and Chocolate Pairing

If you don’t think you did enough for your significant other on Valentine’s Day, there is still time to celebrate. On Sunday, February 19, you can visit Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery for award-winning wine and a sampling of Asher’s Chocolate. Reservations for the event are required and tickets are $15 per person. Tickets can be purchased here.

ClearWater’s Art and Chocolate Event

At 4 p.m. on Friday, 3 Dots Downtown is opening up its gallery to showcase art from the region and support the conservation of local wildlife in partnership with ClearWater Conservancy. Admission is free for the event.

Go & Chess Club

Chess and other strategy games will be available from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Schlow Library. Admission is free for the event, and players of all skill levels are invited to join. Schlow Library is located at 211 S. Allen Street.

The Clarks Performance

The Clarks, an alternative country and rock band, will be performing at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Stage West. Tickets to the show are $22, and you must be 21 years old to go. Tickets to the performance can be purchased here.

No. 1 Penn State Wrestling vs. Clarion

The No. 1-ranked Nittany Lions will close out the regular season at 1 p.m. on Sunday in Rec Hall. The team is currently 15-0 and will compete in the Big Ten and NCAA Championships this postseason.

Other Sports

Both Penn State lacrosse teams will play at home on Saturday, with the men’s squad starting at noon and the women’s at 3 p.m. Additionally, men’s volleyball will try to continue its dominance during its two-game set at Rec Hall this weekend. Both matches will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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Theo is a sophomore at Penn State majoring in marketing. He is from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Both of his parents attended Penn State, so he was born into this. He enjoys watching all sports, outdoor activities, and spending time with family and friends. Feel free to reach out to [email protected] with any comments, questions, or concerns.

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