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Fall Festivals, College and Trade Fairs top list of Family Link, regional offices fall events

Oct 6, 2017

The fall season serves as the backdrop for scads of school activities, ranging from science workshops and crafty outings to museum visits and cultural events.

Topping off this month’s activities are fall festivals at regional offices across the state. Students and their families can expect each office to be decked out in autumnal themes and colors, while serving as the hub for seasonal activities, that may include pumpkin carving, arts and crafts, games, and refreshments and snacks. Office managers emailed invitations to the event to families in each region of the state. The fall festivals are in:

  • State College on Tuesday, October 17 at 6p.m.
  • Harrisburg on Wednesday, October 18 at 3p.m.
  • Allentown on Tuesday, October 24 at 2p.m.
  • Erie on Tuesday, October 24 at 5p.m.
  • Pittsburgh on Wednesday, October 25 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Wexford on Thursday, October 26 at 6 p.m.
  • Greensburg on Thursday, October 26 at 1p.m.
  • Philadelphia on Monday, October 30 at 1p.m.

For students beginning to contemplate their post-secondary educational careers, PA Cyber is organizing college and trade fairs and tours across the state and online. Representatives from community colleges, universities, trade and technical schools, and business institutions will be able to answer questions about their schools, and break-out groups will focus on college-prep exams, such as the SAT, and financial aid. Here’s what’s happening:

  • Pittsburgh College Info Session on Monday, October 16 at 11a.m.
  • State College Penn State University Nursing Tour on Monday, October 16 at 1p.m.
  • Statewide - No matter their location, students may attend the online college fair on Tuesday, October 17 from noon - or from 3p.m.- 4p.m. Ask questions and register for the event by emailing
  • Greensburg College Info Session on October 18 at noon.
  • Philadelphia College Info Session on Thursday, October 19 at 1p.m and 5p.m.
  • Wexford Post-Secondary Fair on Thursday, October 19 at 1p.m.
  • Allentown College Info Session on Friday, October 20 at 1p.m.
  • Nursing Tour at PSU Harrisburg on Thursday, October 26 at 8a.m.
  • State College PSU Education Tour on Thursday, November 9 at 1p.m.
  • State College PSU College of Arts and Architecture Tour on Monday, November 13 at 1p.m.
  • Erie College Info Session and Trade Fair on Tuesday, November 14 at 2p.m. - 7p.m.

PA Cyber also is focusing on helping students to be healthy and fit. Students and families can expect to have opportunities throughout the year that encourage them to be active. Here’s what’s coming up to get students moving and thinking about their health:

Greensburg jump rope team (email for information about the next session)

Pittsburgh, Yoga - an eight-week wellness program – on Tuesdays at 4:15p.m., October 10- November 28.

Pittsburgh, 5K Spirit Run on Sunday, October 15 at 8a.m.

State College, Mt. Aloysius Healthquest on Wednesday, October 18

Harrisburg, Tigers Kung Fu – a four-week wellness program – on Tuesdays at 3:30p.m., November 7-November 28.

Here is what else is on tap over the next few weeks:

September 22 - November 17 – Mad Science at Allentown Regional Office, every Friday at 1p.m.

October 11 - Erie Regional Office Trivia Night at 5p.m.

October 12 - Bridge Transition Program, State College Regional Office at 5p.m.

October 12– Steam Into History, New Freedom

October 12 - East Falls Glassworks, Philadelphia

October 13 - Irons Mill Farm, New Wilmington

October 13 - Highland Orchards, West Chester

October 18 - Drake Well Museum & Train Ride, Titusville

October 19 – Greensburg Regional Office Movie Day at 1p.m.

October 20- Laurel Cavern Tour OR Upper Caving Expedition, Farmington

October 20 - Crayola Experience, Easton

October 24 - Schramm’s Farm, Jeannette

October 27 – At The Barnyard, Lewistown

October 27- Dracula Ballet at the Benedum Center, Pittsburgh

October 27 - Crystal Cave, Kutztown

October 30 - November 3, Philadelphia Regional Office Scholastic Book Fair

October 30 – October Movie Day (The Halloween Tree) and Costume Contest, Pittsburgh Regional Office at 1p.m.

October 31 - Cooking Class, Greensburg Regional Office at 1p.m.

October 31 - November 28, Harrisburg Regional Office Science Explorers at 4p.m on Tuesdays.

November 1 - November 29, Erie Regional Office Science Explorers, every Wednesday at 3:30p.m.

November 1 - November 22, Pittsburgh Regional Office Mad Science, every Wednesday at 6p.m.

November 1 - November 29, State College Regional Office Science Explorers, every Wednesday at 5p.m.

November 2 - Fallingwater tour and workshop, Mill Run

November 2- November 30 (excluding Thanksgiving), Greensburg Regional Office Mad Science at 1p.m. on Thursdays

November 2- December 7 (excluding Thanksgiving), Philadelphia Regional Office Mad Science at 11:00a.m. on Thursdays

November 3 – Indian Echo Caverns, Hummelstown

November 6 - November 10, Erie Regional Office Scholastic Book Fair

November 6 - Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia

November 7– Lincoln Caverns, Huntingdon

November 7- November 28, Wexford Regional Office Mad Science at 6p.m. on Tuesdays

November 9 – Wexford Regional Office Veterans Day Speaker

November 9 - November 17, Pittsburgh Regional Office Scholastic Book Fair

November 10 - Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro

November 13 - Artsy Doodle at Wexford Regional Office

November 15 – William Shakespeare's Macbeth at The Pullo Center, York

November 16 - DaVinci Science Center, Allentown

November 17 – National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg

November 21 – Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle, Doylestown

November 30 - National Aviary- Tour, Program, and Class, Pittsburgh

November 30 – Penn’s Cave, Centre Hall

PA Cyber urges families and students to check their school email and visit the Family Link section of Buzz to stay current on school activities and outings. 



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