It's gonna be May! *insert Justin Timberlake meme here*

The sun is out, the birds are chirping, there's bright green foliage on the trees, the daylight lasts longer-- the winter blues have finally passed us! Cure your cabin fever this month and try one of the many springtime events around State College. Check out some of our ideas throughout this email!

Also... we will be hosting a $100 Dunkin' gift card giveaway next week. Be sure to get the links to our social media at the bottom of this email (or go to @arpmrents) and follow us to see the announcement! More information about the giveaway will be later in this email.

Evening Sky Watch with Central Pennsylvania Observers

Free | May 5th & 12th | 8:30 PM | Tudek Park & Rhoneymeade Arboretum

Enjoy an opportunity to view celestial objects through telescopes provided by volunteers from the State College Astronomy club, Central Pennsylvania Observers. The evening will include a tour of the night sky. In the event of clouds or rain, they will cancel or host an indoor presentation on the 12th instead.

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Market Jam

Free | May 5th | 12 PM-2 PM | Locust Lane

Enjoy live music while you browse the downtown farmer's market! This month will feature live music from Caryn Dixon, a local indie songwriter.

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Central PA Native Plant Festival

Free | Saturday, May 6th | 10 AM-3 PM | Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

Celebrate the arrival of spring at the Pennsylvania Native Plant Society's Annual Native Plant Festival and Sale! There will be over 265 species of native plants available for sale , educational resource tables, informational tables, educational presentations, local prepared foods for sale, and even free live music performed by Asbury Lane. More information can be found at the link below.

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Let's Paint Barns

$130 | Saturday, May 6th & 13th | 10 AM- 1 PM | Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania

This workshop, taught by Lena Thynell, will guide you through the process of painting with water colors... while painting barns! Register using the link below.


Gorinto Productions Monthly Dance Party

May 12th | 7 PM | 3 Dots

Enjoy an all ages, alcohol-free dance party at 3 Dots! There will be Afrobeat music for dancing, a lounge for hanging, and ping-pong for playing. Mocktails and draft kombucha will be available for purchase.

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J.A.M Fest

Free | Saturday, May 13th | 12-5 PM | Fraser St & Dr. MLK Jr. Plaza

Support the Jana Marie Foundation and join them for a mental health awareness month celebration! There will be live music, yoga, meditation, artwork, and interactive stations for all ages.

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Explore Nature with Art-Making

$45 | Saturday, May 13th | 8:30 AM | Shaver's Creek

There is no better way to connect with nature than by creating in it. This workshop will focus on outdoor sketching and painting to deepen your connection with nature. It is geared for those with little to no prior experience in art. Art materials will be provided.

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World Migratory Bird Day

Saturday, May 13th | Various Events

Join State College in a series of programs raising awareness about migratory birds and bird mortalities. The Municipal building will install bird-friendly glass in the lobby and display informational posters to minimize bird collisions. Then join the State College bird club at 10-11:30 AM for a Tree and Bird walk, which will highlight the migratory bird species that utilize the trees in our downtown. The borough is also asking the community to sign the pledge for a lights out event. View all the information and events planned in the link below.

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AAUW State College Used Book Sale

May 13-16th | 9 AM-8 PM | Snider Ag Arena

The AAUW State College used book sale is one of the largest used book sales in the country. Held annually since Spring 1962, thousands of visitors come to browse and purchase up to a quarter of a million books and other materials. Proceeds from the sales supports AAUW and other Centre County non-profits that align with AAUW's mission.

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Heartless Bastards

$25+ | Tuesday, May 16th | 8 PM | State College Theatre

Enjoy a performance by Heartless Bastards, whose new album, A Beautiful Life, shares a wide-eyed and radiant vision for harmonizing a broken world. It has a little of French pop, Celtic folk, space rock, Disney score, symphonic pop, and post-punk, immersing the listener into a receptive mindset.


Happy Valley XL Improv Festival

$30+ | May 18th-21st |The Blue Brick Theatre

Join performers and spectators from all around the country for a weekend of improv! There will be a total of 16 shows, 32 teams, and after parties. If you're looking for a unique weekend activity, this festival is sure to provide you with a ton of belly laughter and all around good vibes. Purchase your tickets below.


Centre County Master Gardener Plant Sale

Saturday, May 20th | 9 AM- 2 PM | Ag Progress Days

The Centre County Master Gardeners are hosting their annual plant sale! Purchase vegetables, flowers, shrubs, and houseplants that were all selected to thrive in this area. There will be kid-friendly activities, a silent auction, educational talks, and experts open to giving plant advice. Find more information in the link below.

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Folk College

$290+ | May 26th-28th | Juniata College

Are you interested in picking up a new instrument or looking to improve current skills? Whether you're a complete beginner or a pro, Folk College has the workshop for you. Folk college was founded to help people learn to play music together and kindle--or rekindle-- their love of music through the folk genre. There are various skill level workshops from "Try a banjo" and "Beginning harmonica" to "How to play by ear" and "Learning to jam". Ranked in the top 25 Summer Music Camps by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, this weekend camp is well worth it. Register below!


Allegheny Mountain Region A.A.C.A Car Show

Monday, May 29th | 9 AM- 4 PM | Pennsylvania Military Museum

The Regional Antique Automobile Club of America's Allegheny Mountain Region Chapter hosts their semi annual car show. They will display many pre-war through modern classic cars. On-site parking is $5.

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Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park

$25+ | Open Daily | Centre Hall, PA

Looking to fill a day of fun with friends or family? Penn's Cave is America's only all-water cavern & farm-nature-wildlife park! Glide through the all-water limestone cavern tour on boat, or take a ride on the wild side through the farm, nature, and wildlife park tour. Still not satisfied with their offerings? They also have a Miners Maze, Gemstone Panning, and a large gift shop to browse. Purchase tickets in advanced by clicking the link below.


Poll of the Month

Vote in our monthly polls! Every month we will be asking a question and post the final results in the following month's newsletter. Have a question you would like us to put out to the masses? DM us your question on Instagram, @ARPMrents, and your question may be selected next month!

In March we asked what springtime activity was our reader's favorite. Here were our top two results:


Hiking and walking outdoors is such a nice activity. Winter blues who? Never heard of her.

Penn State students, you are almost there! It is the final stretch and you got this. Good luck on finals, you are almost at summer break! And for seniors, graduation is almost here! An early congrats to you.

With finals season in full swing, talking about managing stress is important. Even if you aren't a student, everyone should have a hobby or something they do to destress. What is your favorite activity to clear your mind?

What do you do most often to destress?
Spending quality time with friends/family
Watching a show/movie
Playing videogames
Going to the gym/exercising
Going for a walk
A form of visual art (Drawing, sewing, sculpting, photography, etc.)
Playing an instrument/singing
Listening to music

A Glimpse into the ARPM Office...

We work hard and can build up quite an appetite here at ARPM! We had our spring pot luck this past month, where our employees came together to share a variety of different dishes. There is nothing like connecting over some good food! Feeling hungry? Take our lead and get your friends together for your own pot luck, or even take it a step further and go for a picnic to enjoy the spring weather!


For Our Undergrad Residents...

It can be hard to find the motivation to make it through finals week. We are here to help with that! We will set up a booth in the lobby of the buildings listed above so you can grab a free coffee and donut to refuel your brain. Nothing tastes better than free, right?


$100 Dunkin' Gift Card Giveaway

Keep your eyes peeled! 👀 Next week we will be hosting a giveaway on our Instagram account, @ARPMrents! Follow us now and turn on notifications so you don't miss the opportunity to enter! It will be open to all our followers, new and old, and all you'll have to do is comment on the post to enter. It is easy. Follow us now!


May Apartment Spotlight: Ivy Place

Ivy Place is a newly remodeled, affordable alternative to dormitory living. It offers fully furnished single rooms of various sizes and is located just one and a half blocks from campus. Rent starts at just $645 a month and includes most utilities. We still have availability for this fall! For more information on the property or to apply online, click the "More info" button below.

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