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An opening reception will mark the start of the month-long Mary Shay McGuire exhibit at The State Theatre. The acrylic paintings range from the abstract to creative whimsical.

When: 5-6 p.m. Oct. 2

Where: The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College

Info: www.thestatetheatre.org


Homemade sticky buns, apple dumplings, crafts and live entertainment are all part of the annual Dutch Fall Festival. Entertainers over the two-day festival include Jay Vonada, Little German Band, Country Express and more.

When: Oct. 3-4

Where: Aaronsburg Civic Center, Aaronsburg

Info: www.aaronsburgcc.org/dutch-fall-festival.html


Former Yankee Darryl Strawberry will share his story as part of Freedom Life Church’s “My Back Story Series.” Stawberry will speak about how he brought restoration to his life after facing challneges with addiction, divorce, jail time and cancer.

When: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Oct. 4

Where: Freedom Life Church, 113 Sunset Acres, Milesburg

Info: www.freedomlife.tv


Children ages 3-10 and their families are invited to the The Arboretum at Penn State for a free family movement workshop. A collaboration between the arboretum, the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State and the Penn State Dance Program, participants will construct an insect-themed headpiece while creating their own choreography.

When: 2 p.m. Oct. 4

Where: Childhood Gate Children’s Garden, H. O. Smith Botanic Gardens, University Park

Info: www.cpa.psu.edu