Fun, food, culture abound at Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington is providing a weekend of fun for the whole family beginning on Saturday, Oct. 17. Annual Homecoming activities will take place first on Saturday, Oct. 17 followed by a "Best of the Burbs" concert on Sunday, Oct. 18.

Homecoming begins at noon on Saturday. Alumni, students, faculty, staff and their families are invited for an afternoon of family fun. Enjoy tailgate food and games, pumpkin painting, moon bounce, photos with the Nittany Lion, a Penn State trivia contest, live music, Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream and prize drawings. Penn State's gridiron match against Minnesota also will be shown. Registration begins at noon. For more information or to register online, go to

At 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, in Sutherland Auditorium, the City Rhythm Orchestra will take the stage for a "Best of the Burbs" concert. This award winning, 15-piece jazz band will get the audience "dancin' in the aisles" with their high energy sets of jazz, swing and big band music. The concert, called "Music to Spy By," will feature tunes from the soundtracks of spy movies and TV shows such as "Mission Impossible," "Pink Panther" and "James Bond." Admission is free and seating is limited. Doors open at 2 p.m. For information and a complete listing of events for the Abington Cultural Arts Series, call Pam Brobst at 215-881-7634 or visit online.