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MEADVILLE — The second show for the 2013 Toyota Concert Series at the 68 annual Crawford County Fair is…The Band Perry with Jerrod Neimann and Kristen Kelly. August 20th,tickets go on sale May 20th.
Presented by Red Valley BBQ & Taylor’s Pub.
* Participants will learn tips and tricks from an award winning professional BBQ team.
* Learn about different types of smokers and grills.
* Making and tasting grilled appetizers and competition quality ribs.
* Be The Judge: Participants will also be judging ribs from two professional BBQ teams to determine who is “Best in Ribs”.
* Class limited to 20 people.
Red Valley BBQ is an award winning professional BBQ team from Oil City, PA. Competing professionally since 2008, the team has won numerous awards on the east coast, as well as at the Jack Daniels Invitational BBQ in Lynchburg, TN, and the World Food Championships in Las Vegas.
Class will be held on May 4th from noon to 4pm at Taylor’s Pub in Franklin. Cost is $35/person or $55/couple. Call (814) 758-1368 or send email to email@example.com for more information.
Take the time to check out this little film, Nick and Al Meet The Devil, a new indie Comedy/Horror seeking help from YOU!
The project is being produced by Northeast Ohioan Vinny Sisson, who moved to Los Angeles from a small town a little east of Youngstown with dreams to become a filmmaker. Five years later Vinny has made that dream a reality, directing the feature documentary My Way in 2012. Now he’s onto producing his second feature film, along with longtime friends and producing partners Logan Boettcher and Jim Cohen.
It’s a cool project! Take a look at their fundraising campaign on KickStarter.com, and consider backing the project! There are a bunch of rewards – posters, DVDS, T-Shirts and even credits in the movie!
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What if you threw a party so huge the Devil showed up, and the next morning you found him passed out drunk in your backyard?
This is the premise in the new film, Nick and Al Meet The Devil, now on KickStarter.com seeking your help!
Crowd Funding is an amazing way to bring life to indie projects! Take a few minutes and check out the project on KickStarter.com, and if you like it and/or believe in the filmmakers – Please back Nick and Al Meet The Devil! For as little as $1 you can help bring this hilarious comedy/horror to the screen!
FRANKLIN – A new production is coming to the Barrow-Civic stage. “Les Miserable” will debut at the theatre on Liberty Street in downtown Franklin April 26th, 27th, and 28th, with additional shows May 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th.
Penny Gustafson, general manager of the theatre, tells the Titusville Herald the Barrow is unique in being only the third theatre in Pennsylvania to receive the rights to perform the play, behind only theatres in Philadelphia and Erie.
More information at barrowtheatre dot com.
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Public Service Announcements
Boy Scout Troop 220 is having its 25th annual Pancake Day April 13th from 6:30am to noon at the Harmonsburg Fire Hall. The menu will feature pancakes with locally raised farm fresh sausage, eggs, real maple syrup, and a beverage. Adult tickets are 6 dollars. Youth 6 thru 12 are 3 dollars, and kids under 6 eat for free.
The Grace United Methodist Church of Rocky Grove invites children 12 and under and their families to their annual Easter Egg Hunt. Be there by 10:30. A new bicycle will be one of the prizes given up.
The Grace United Methodist Church in Rocky Grove invites children 12 and under and their families to their annual Easter Sonrise Service to be held in the church parking lot on Sunday March 31st at 7am with breakfast to follow. For more information call 814-432-8664.
The 63rd annual Easter Sunrise service will begin at 7am Sunday March 31st, oreceeded by a recital at 6:30 in the campground circle at Cook Forest State Park in Leeper.
A benefit will be held Saturday March 23rd from 11am to 4pm at the Springboro Community Center for Connor Brady, who was born last March with Pierre Robin Syndrome. There will be food, vendors, a Chinese auction, and a bake sale to go toward covering medical costs for the family. For more information call Bonnie at814-460-1413.
The Penn State Shenango PTA club presents the Hustle for Muscle 5K run/walk, Saturday April 6th at 9. Proceeds go to the UPMC Medical Equipment Recycling Program and the Penn State Shenango PTA Club.
The Meadville Community Soup Kitchen is currently accepting sponsorships for the 3rd annual Cruisin’ For a Cause car cruise-in and food drive that’s coming up in September. Space is limited. If you’re interested in sponsoring or volunteering call 814-789-2113.
The Oil Region Ballet Company presents The Little Mermaid at the Acdemy Theatre in Meadville March 22nd and 23rd at 2pm and 7pm respectively, and at the Barrow Civic Theatre in Franklin April 5th and 6th at 7:30 both days. For tickets call 814-337-8211 in Meadville, or 814-437-3440 in Franklin.
The Cambridge Springs Blue Devils Baseball Team is soliciting advertisements on signs to be hung by the concession stand for the duration of the season. For more information call Kelly at 398-9875.
Boy Scout Troop 244 will be holding its annual spaghetti dinner on Tuesday April 2nd at the First Presbyterian Church on Liberty Street in Meadville. The dinner includes a beverage, salad, bread, and homemade desserts. Serving time is 4:30 to 6:30. Lunch carry out is available from 11:30 to 1:30. The price is 6 dollars and children under ten eat for three dollars.
The first annual Conneaut Lake Park Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday April 6th at noon. This event is open to children from infants to 12. Ifyou would like to donate your time or make a donation of Little Hug juices or chocolate bunnies call Stacey Adams at 570-590-3666.
The Van United Methodist Church will be hosting a Zumbathon on Saturday April 6th to benefit the Imagine No Malaria Fund. The event will be held at the old Cranberry high school gym from 10am to noon. The cost is 5 dollars per person at the door.
The Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad’s Peter Cottontail Express will be pulling out of the Perry Street Station in Titusvile for the annual Bunny Run, Saturday March 23rd. The train leaves promptly at 1pm. Tickets are selling fast, call 814-676-1733 for more information or to order a ticket.
The Cambridge Springs American Legion Post 381 scholarship essay contest applications are now available. All graduating seniors from CSHS and seniors from other area schools are eligible for consideration if a member of the immediate family is an active member of the American Legion Post. Applications can be picked up at the post on Route 408 and completed essays are due no later than April 30th.
The Cooperstown Volunteer Fire Department is having a rabies Clinic April 20th from 10am to noon. Dog Licenses will also be available.
The 3rd annual Venango Volunteer Fire Department Outdoor Party is happening Saturday April 6th from noon to 3. The cost is 5 dollars and that includes lunch, drinks, and a chance at prizes. Contact any firefighter for tickets or call Dave at 814-547,1566.
The Meadville Field Archers are hosting their annual hunt of a lifetime archery shoot. There will be a 3d target shoot, novelty shots, drawings, and a Chinese auction. The event takes place on Saturday March 23rd. Registration runs from 8am to 2pm and is open to all skill levels. The shoot is located at 15497 Inlet Road in Harmonsburg. For more information or to donate call Neal at 814-573-7351.
The Meadville Menace Girls Fastpitch Softball Club is holding a pasta dinner and Chinese auction at the eagles club in Meadville on April 20th from 6 to 8pm to raise funds for their upcoming season. They are asking for your help in making the fundraiser a success by donating an item that can be given away in the Chinese Auction. Call 814-795-6997.
The 46th annual Laymen’s Good Friday Service is happening March 29th at the Grace United Methodist Church in Oil City. Breakfast will be at 6am at the Oil City Knights of Columbus. Tickets are seven dollars.
Community Services of Venango County is hosting the area’s second Empty Bowls event… featuring a sampling of soups from five local chefs. It’s happening March 21st from 4 to 6 and 6:30 to 8:30 at the Wanango Golf Club in Reno. Proceeds benefit the CSVC’s two food pantries. For tickets call 814-678-7766.
The Maplewood Little Gridders are getting ready to kick off another successful year of football and are hosting a spaghetti dinner at St. Hippolyte Church in Frenchtown on April 6th from 4 to 6 pm. Tickets are available at the door and are 5 dollars a person and free for kids 5 and under. Dinner is followed by a family dance from 7 to 9.
Our Lady of Lourdes Church is hosting a breakfast buffet benefit for the Cochranton Community Fair Sunday April 14th from 9am to 1pm. Adult donations are 7:50 or 4 dollars for kids 2 thru 10. For more information call Wendy at 282-2947.
The 4H Club is hosting its annual spaghetti dinner April 6th from 4 to 8pm at the Blooming Valley Methodist Church. The cost is seven dollars. Walk ins are welcome. Children under 6 are free.
The junior and senior classes at Conneaut Area Senior High are hosting a spaghetti dinner and lip sync Saturday March 23rd in the high school cafeteria and auditorium. The spaghetti dinner will begin at 4pm and end at 6:30. The lip sync will begin at 7. For more information or ticket pricing call Frank Bizjak at 683-5551.
The Summerville Volunteer Fireman’s Association is holding its 23rd annual Farm Toy Show and Sale. April 7th from 9am to 4pm at the fire hall. General admission tickets are two bucks… childredn get in for free. For more information call 814-856-2245.
The 4th annual Maple Festival returns to the Edinboro Volunteer Fire Department on Route 99 in downtown Edinboro on March 16th and 17th from 9am to 3pm. Come enjoy pancakes, farm fresh sausage and local maple syrup. Tickets are 7 dollars for adults and 3 dollars for kids 12 and under.
The Flying Fur 4H Club will hold their annual Easter Sale with live bunnies for sale March 29th from 9am to 6pm and Saturday March 30th from 9 to 3. For more information call Cale Kunick at 439-1753.
The Crawford County Prothonotary’s Office issues passports. If you are looking to get a passport you’ll need an original long-form birth certificate, a form of ID, and 2 checks for the US Department of State and the Prothonotary’s Office. Office hours are 8:30 to 4pm.
There will be a stuffed pork chop dinner Saturday March 23rd from 4pm to 6pm at the Hartstown Presbyterian Church, just west of the blinker light in Hartstown. Adult tickets are 9 dollars, children 6 to 12 are 4:50 and kids under 6 are free.
The Lyona Bible Church is hosting a Sportsman’s Banquet April 6th with special guest biologist Wade Nolan. Adult Tickets are 15 dollars. Children’s tickets are 7 dollars. There will be an outdoor expo from 3:30 to 6. And dinner will be served at 6pm.
March is national colorectal cancer awareness month. Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer related deaths for both men and women. Colonoscopies are recommended for anyone over age 50. But if you have a family history, the screening age could be lowered to age 25. Contact your doctor for more information on how to determine your risk factors. Brought to you by Dr. Brian Bandesaur from Presque Isle colon and rectal surgery.
MEADVILLE – Some local volunteers are exchanging hot bowls of soup for donations that will go toward care packages for servicemen and women overseas.
“We send out packages each and every month of the year to active-duty, deployed men and women in the military. Each and every month that we send that, everything is done by donations.”
Project Support Our Troops co-founder Kim Lengling collected donations and served up bowls of chilli, beef and bean, and mushroom soup yesterday, along with generous portions of Texas flatcakes and cookies. It was the second to last of the Soup for Troops events hosted by the organization.
Lengling is hoping for a big turnout on March 27th for the sixth and final soup for troops event. That will be from 11:30 to 1:30 pm at the VFW Post 52 on Dunham Road in Meadville. For more information, or to donate time, money or soup, contact Kim Lengling at 814-724-9099.
MEADVILLE, Pa. – Feb. 25, 2013 — The Alexander String Quartet will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, in Ford Chapel at Allegheny College.
The ASQ will play Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F major, K. 590, Benjamin Britten’s Three Divertimenti for String Quartet and Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810 “Death and the Maiden.”
Members of the quartet are violinists Zakarias Grafilo and Frederick Lifsitz, violist Paul Yarbrough and cellist Sandy Wilson.
The ASQ has performed in major music capitals on five continents, securing its standing among the world’s premier ensembles over three decades. Widely admired for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart and Shostakovich, the quartet has also established itself as an important advocate of new music through over 25 commissions and numerous premiere performances.
The New York Times describes the quartet as “an unusually fine group — musically, technically, in just about any way one wants to view it.” The Boston Globe hails their “dream-come-true performances.”
Interdisciplinary residencies for institutions of higher learning and their communities have earned the ensemble international renown for contributions to education and audience development. During its annual residency at Allegheny, the quartet will visit classes across the academic disciplines, including classes not only in music but also in psychology, communication arts, English, biology and philosophy.
The Alexander String Quartet is a major artistic presence in its home base of San Francisco, serving there as directors of the Morrison Chamber Music Center at the School of Music and Dance in the College of Liberal and Creative Arts at San Francisco State University and Ensemble in Residence of San Francisco Performances.
In 1999, to tremendous critical acclaim, BMG Classics released the quartet’s nine-CD set of the Beethoven cycle on its Arte Nova label. The Foghorn Classics label released a three-CD set of the Mozart quartets dedicated to Haydn in 2004. Foghorn released a six-CD set of the complete Shostakovich quartets in 2006 and 2007, and a recording of the complete quartets of Pulitzer prize-winning composer Wayne Peterson was released in the spring of 2008. In addition, a new recording of the ASQ’s performance of the Beethoven cycle was released in June 2009.
The quartet’s newest releases on Foghorn Classics include works by Brahms, Gershwin, Kern and Beethoven, as well as new commissions from Paul Chihara, Veronika Krausas and Michael Gandolfi.
The quartet’s annual calendar of concerts includes engagements at major halls throughout North America and Europe. They have appeared at Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Museum in New York City, Jordan Hall in Boston, the Library of Congress and Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, and chamber music societies and universities across North America.
The Alexander String Quartet was formed in New York City in 1981 and the following year became the first string quartet to win the Concert Artists Guild Competition. In 1985, the quartet captured international attention as the first American quartet to win the London International String Quartet Competition, receiving both the jury’s highest award and the Audience Prize.
In May of 1995, Allegheny College awarded Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees to the members of the quartet in recognition of their unique contribution to the arts.
Phone lines will be open Monday, February 18th through Wednesday, March 6th allowing for the submission of home improvement related projects which will benefit low income or limited income families in the Western Crawford County area who are otherwise unable to afford the labor. From March 9th through April 18th of this year, the Community Improvement Center (CIC) is partnering with AmeriCorps’ National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) to complete the rehabbing of up to 15 roofs in Western Crawford County. NCCC will be providing us with a group of 10-12 young adults, ages 18-24, to help complete a number of home improvement projects in Western Crawford County, especially roof repairs. Those who would like to request a project may call the hotline at 814-724-5948 between the hours of 9am and 4pm.
MEADVILLE — Organizers stress that submitting a project doesn’t guarantee that work will be done. Volunteers must visit work sites to assess the safety and the scope of the work before determining if a project will be accepted. There is also an application process that will help determine if the recipient is eligible. Once we receive your application, we will contact you about scheduling a site visit to assess the proposed repairs.
The CIC is an organization that has been in existence since 2004, taking projects similar to the type requested through the United Way of Western Crawford County’s Annual Make A Difference Day Event and completing them throughout the year, as funding and volunteer availability allows. Through the CIC we have been able to complete an average of 25 projects a year outside of Make A Difference Day. Our projects benefit those who are otherwise unable to afford the labor, especially those who are veterans, disabled, in poor health, and/or aged 60 and older. Applicants must own and live in their home, reside in Western Crawford County, and be able to document that their household income was at or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines for the previous year.
If you do not have a project to suggest but are rather willing to help us out through volunteering with us or through making a donation, please feel free to contact Lauren Lowery at the United Way of Western Crawford County by calling 814-337-1251.
OIL CITY – Meadville had its bluegrass festival last month. Now it’s Oil City’s turn. The three-day pickin’ festival starts Friday and continues through Sunday at the Days Inn, formerly the Arlington Hotel. The event is a joint fundraiser of the Oil City Arts and Culture Commission and the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Venango County. For more information, contact Ron Shoup at 676-3465.
MEADVILLE – Looking for something fun and romantic to do with that special someone? There are plenty of options right here in Northwest Pennsylvania. Here are just a few. If you’re in the western Crawford County area you might want to check out the Valentine’s Day Dinner at seven o’clock tonight at the Cornerstone Church of God in Meadville. On Saturday, the Oil City Eagles Club plays host to the annual Youth Alternatives Valentine’s Day Dance at 7pm. And if dancing’s not your style, you can always check out the Meadville Community Theatre’s annual Valentine’s Day show. That’s happening at 8pm on Friday and Saturday, and at 2pm on Sunday.
Public Service Announcements 2-11-13
Venango Catholic High School is hosting All You Can Eat Fish Fry’s from 5 to 6:45 pm every Friday in Lent, except Good Friday in the school cafeteria. The menu includes fried and baked fish, baked potatoes, Fries, Coleslaw, Rolls, dessert and a Beverage. Proceeds benefit the Booster Club.
The Wesley Woods Campership Benefit Concert will feature nationally known Christian band Lost and Found on Sunday April 14th at 4pm at the Wesley Woods Camp in GrandValley. The cost is 10 dollars per person or 8 dollars for groups of 8 or more. For more information call 814-436-7802 or go to wesleywoods.com.
The Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department in Ashtabula Ohio will have an all u can eat Pancake breakfast March 3rd, 10th, and the 17th from 8:30am to 1:30pm at the Wayne Town Hall at the intersection of routes 193 and 322. Adult tickets are 6 dollars, seniors tickets are 5 dollars, tickets for kids 6 to 10 are 4 dollars, and kids under five eat for free.
The Garland Ridge Runners Muzzleloader Club will be hosting a free spaghetti dinner with all the fixin’s Saturday March 23rd at thePittsfieldCommunityBuilding. Doors open at noon and dinner is served at one pm.
Give Daffodils, give hope, by placing your order now for the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days campaign. For more information or to order, call 888-227-5445, option 3.
A swiss steak dinner with mashed potatos and gravy will be held on Sunday February 17th from 12:30 to 2:30 at theMeadvilleAreaMasonicCenter. Tickets are 7.50.
Looking for preschool services? Twin Creeks Head Start Pre K Counts provides quality preschool education plus family support, transportation, and nutritious meals at no cost to the family. Twin creeks has locations in Cochranton,ConneautLake, Conneautville,Meadville, Forest Green,GillCommons, andTitusville. Call 724-6530 for an application.
The CranberryAreaSchool Districthas scheduled its annual Kindergarten Registration for March 4th and 5th at Cranberry Elementary School. In order to be eligible a child must be 5 years old on or before August First 2013. An informational meeting has also been scheduled for parents on Thursday February 28th. For more information call 676-1871.
The First Baptist Church of Linesville is holding a sportsman’s banquet featuring Wade Nolan, biologist, videographer, and adventurer on March 16th at 6pm. Wade will be conducting a whitetail deer seminar and following a meal of pulled pork sandwiches and fixins, will share stories from his life of adventure in Africa andAlaska. Tickets are ten dollars and are available at the Church office, and at Rebecca’s Restaurant in Linesville. For more information call 382-6227.
TheWoodcockCreekNatureCenterhas a full schedule of upcoming events including a tree walk, a wildlife tour, a bird watching tour, nature film screenings, and much much more. For more details, call the nature center at 814-763-5269 and ask to speak to Kathy Uglow.
The Sandy Lake Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a square dance on Saturday March 22nd at 6:30pm. Tickets for single people are five dollars or 8 dollars per couple. The kitchen will be open for refreshments and this event is fun for all ages.
Venango County Treasurer Deborah Sharpe is selling dog licenses and sportsmen firearms permits at the Pleasantville Fire Hall February 16th from 9 to 11am. A Rabies Clinic will be held at the same time. If you have any questions, call 432-9521.
A Pancake Breakfast will be held on Saturday February 23rd from 7am to noon at theSaegertownMethodistChurch to benefit the boy scouts troop 254. Adult tickets are 6 dollars or 4 dollars for children under 12.
A Hunter Trapper Education Course will be held on Saturday March 30th from 9am to 4pm at the Rainbow Sportsmen’s Club offGeorgetown Road in Polk. Bring a sack lunch. Beverages are provided. For more information call Bob Hazlett at 814-437-1131.
The Emmanuel Church of Christ on Park Avenue in Meadvillewill be serving up homemade chili and cornbread on Saturday February 23rd from 11 to 6. The cost is 5 dollars a ticket and 2:50 for kids. Proceeds benefit theEmmanuelLearningCenter.
A 50’s in the moonlight family sock hop will be held Saturday March 23rd from 7 to 10pm at the Franklin Masonic Myrtle Lodge. Tickets are 8 dollars per person.
MEADVILLE — Student musicians from the seven high schools in Crawford County will perform a free concert in Shafer Auditorium at Allegheny College at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2.
The concert is part of the 30th annual Allegheny College-Crawford County High School Band Festival on February 1 and 2. The festival will include 129 student musicians, selected by their directors, all working together under the direction of Lowell Hepler, professor of music and director of bands at Allegheny College.
The participating schools and their directors are: Cambridge Springs High School, Jeffrey Beltz; Cochranton High School, Carl Miller; Conneaut Area High School, Glenn Cameron; Maplewood High School, Jamie Gardner; Meadville High School, Jill Manning; Saegertown High School, Patrick Baldwin; and Titusville Area High School, Mario Steffanina.
The program for the concert will be chosen from a repertoire that includes “Simple Gifts,” arranged by Frank Ticheli; “Nevermore,” by Brian Balmages; “An American Spectacular,” arranged by Chris Sharp; “The Swarm,” by Robert W. Smith (Jamie Gardner, conductor); and the Washington Post March, by John Philip Sousa.
The festival, which allows a significant number of talented county musicians the opportunity to have a full band-festival experience, celebrates the cooperative aspects of music-making among all the county schools.
Public Service Announcements 1-28-13
The Manor United Methodist Church at 9 Airport Road in Shippenville will be hosting a spaghetti dinner the last Tuesday of each month starting on February 26th from 4pm to 6:30. The cost is 6-dollars for adults and 3.50 for children.
The Meadville Community Theatre’s fourth annual fundraiser, the “All About Love Spectacular” will be held February 15h and 16th at 8pm and February 17th at 2pm. Tickets are 10 dollars. Come treat your family to this show featuring songs about flirting, marriage, breakups and more.
The Grace United Methodist Church in Rocky Grove will hold a Chicken and Biscuits Dinner February 16th from 4 to 6pm. Tickets are 8 dollars per person and free for kids 10 and under.
The Cranberry Sheetz is hosting a Bowling for a Cause cancer benefit Saturday February 2nd at Seneca Lanes from 3 to 5pm. Stop in for food, fun and socializing, and you don’t even have to bowl. Tickets are ten bucks. There will be hotdogs, baked goods, a Chinese auction and a 50-50 raffle.
The Crawford Area Young Chamber of Commerce will be guest bartenders at Mickey’s Central Fire Station on February 27th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. The CAYCC’s are raising money for the Meadville Cross Country Boosters so they can buy new supplies for the team.
Faith builders Christian School is holding a Saturday morning pancake and sausage breakfast February 16th from 8 to 11am at the school. For more details call Yvonne at 789-2303, extension 121.
Shadow of the Salute will be playing a concert on February 9th at 7pm at theCalvary Baptist Church in Meadville. With Special Guests Amy Lee, Jenna Wagner, and Jessica Messerall. A love offering will be taken to benefit the Pregnancy Center of Meadville.
The Clintonville Volunteer Fire Department presents their 7th annual President’s Day Weekend Gun Show February 16th and 17th from 9 to 5 on Saturday and 9 to 4 on Sunday at the fire hall. Adult tickets are 4 dollars, kids 11 and under get in for free with adult admission. For more information call Gerry at 724-967-1473.
St. Brigid’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Card Party will be held Wednesday March 13th from 6:30 to 9:30 in the St. Brigid Social Hall. There will be a 50-50, a 100-dollar grocery raffle, prizes, and a salad bar. Tickets are 4 dollars and can be purchase at the door.
Treat your Valentine to A Celebration of Love spaghetti dinner on Saturday February 9th at 6pm at the Barton Road Methodist Church. Dinner is by reservation only with limited seats, so call 814-724-4675 now to make reservations.
A Gluten Free and Diabetic Friendly Benefit Dinner will be held at the Meadville Downtown Mall Bistro on February 8th from 4:30 to 7:30pm. Tickets are ten dollars and are being sold in advance at the bistro of at the door the night of the event. This event is the senior project of Cassandra Holzerland, of Cochranton High School. Proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh.
FRANKLIN – Two Mile Run County Park, near Franklin, will be the site of Winterfest this weekend. The free festival runs from 11:30 to 3:30 and includes sledding, tubing, a cardboard box derby, and more. Depending on how much snow we have left by then, a snowman contest and cross country ski lessons could also be in the works. But sources say a planned ice fishing competition was cancelled because the ice isn’t think enough yet. Winterfest is sponsored by the Venango Fatherhood Initiative.
Public Service Announcements 1-21-13
Youth Alternatives’ annual Valentine’s Day Dance is happening Saturday February 16th at the Oil City Eagles Club. Doors open at 7pm, with live music from Southern Knights from 8 to midnight. Tickets are ten dollars. For more information call Youth Alternatives at 676-5785.
A Valentine’s Day Dinner will be held at Cornerstone Church of
God in Conneaut Lake on February 14th at 7pm. Tickets are available for 15 dollars a couple. Call 336-1889.
The Child Evangelism Fellowship presents the Foundations For Life children’s ministry conference on March 16th at Seneca Hills Bible Camp and retreat center in Polk, from 10am to 8pm. Reservations are needed by March 6th. For more information call 814-676-6319.
The free Methodist church at 206 Wilson Avenue in Oil City is having a craft and vendor show on Febrary 9th from 10 to 4. Proceeds benefit the Oil City Little League. For more information call Jennifer Burgdorfer at 564-0719.
The Meadville Field Archers are having a turkey shoot Saturday February 23rd at the Field Archers Club in Harmonsburg. Warm ups begin at noon and the shoot starts at one. Winners receive a free turkey. Call 336-1889 to sign up.
The Barton Road United Methodist Church in Meadville is holding a Valentine’s Day spaghetti dinner on Saturday Febrary 9th. This is open to couples, singles, and families. To make reservations, call 814-758-1898.
There will be an all you can eat spaghetti dinner January 27th at the Masonic Lodge in Jamestown from 11:30 to 3. Proceeds benefit the Jamestown Wrestling Boosters. Prices are 7.50 for adults, 5 dollars for kids 6 to 12, and free for kids 5 and under.
The First United Methodist Church in Cambridge Springs is holding just for teens coffee house nights each Monday from 6 to 8pm. The third Monday of each month will be open mike night. Praise bands are needed… call Mary at 814-398-2500.
The Titusville High School Student Council and Titusville Rotary Club present their annual Sweetheart Spaghetti Dinner February 8th at the Titusville High School Cafeteria. This event is from 5 to 7pm with take outs available starting at 4:30. The cost is 7 dollars for adults and 4 dollars for kids under 12.
The Pleasantview Alliance Church is hosting a mobile food pantry event on Friday February 15th from 3 to 4:45pm. Pre registration is required… call the church between 9am and 4pm at 814-763-4880.
MEADVILLE — A free three day bluegrass concert will be held to benefit Hospice of Crawford County. The annual concert will feature twenty bands from the area. It will be held at the Meadville Days Inn Friday evening from 7 to 11:30, Saturday evening from 1 to 11:30, and Sunday morning from 10 to 11:30 with gospel music. For more information call the Hospice at 814-333-5996.
MEADVILLE – Meadville will be paid a visit this spring by internationally known funnyman Mark Russel, whose political satire routine will kick off a celebration of the 50th year of the Baldwin Reynolds House Museum.
“He thought, what better way to help celebrate a Supreme Court Justice’s house, to celebrate their anniversary as a museum, than to make fun of politicians,” says Curator Joshua Sherretts.
Sherretts tells us Russell will be kicking off the museum’s festivities on April 4th at 7:30pm, with a night of comedy, politics, and music at Allegheny College’s Ford Chapel. Tickets for the event are $25 and can be reserved by calling 814.333.9882 or emailing museum at Baldwin Reynolds dot org.
Then for an additional $25, you can meet Russel in person at an exclusive meet-and-greet inside the museum itself. Sherrets says space for both events is limited and reservations should be made as soon as possible.
Public Service Announcements 1-14-13
Parents of graduating seniors in 2013, veterans, and business people are invited to the Franklin VFW Social Hall on Thursday January 17th for a 7pm organizational meeting of the Venango County Class of 2013 Community Salute. For more information call 814-437-6977.
Titusville High School presents the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, based on the book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan, Friday and Saturday February 1st and 2nd at 7pm in the Colestock Auditorium. Tickets are five dollars and are available from any cast member or at the door.
A Spaghetti and Meatball lunch will be held Sunday January 20th from 12:30 to 2:30 at the Meadville Area Masonic Center. The cost is $7.50 and your meal will include salad, bread, a hot or cold beverage, and assorted cakes and pies.
January is Self Defense Awareness Month and Flying Tiger’s Martial Arts, in the Downtown Mall in Meadville is offering a women’s self defense seminar. This special females only class will be held on Thursday January 31st from 6pm to 7:30 at a cost of five dollars. To reserve your spot, call 814-573-4321.
A Chicken and Stuffing Dinner will be held Saturday January 19th from 4 to 6pm at the Grace United Methodist Church in Rocky Grove. The cost is 8 dollars for adults and free for kids 10 and under. Proceeds benefit the annual mission trip.
The east Grove United Methodist Church in Franklin is having a buckwheat pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday January 26th from 7:30 to 11:30. Buckwheat and regular pancakes, sausage, a fruit cup, apple sauce, coffee, and fruit are included. Any questions call the church the morning of the breakfast at 814-437-2259.
The Clarion Cancer Center is holding a Zumbathon fundraiser to buy a radiation machine. It will be held at the Keystone High School in Knox on January 26th. Doors open at noon, and the event is from one to three. The cost is ten bucks per person. For more information call Amanda at 797-2027.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Venango, Forest, and Clarion Counties is holding a spaghetti dinner on February 9th from 4:30 until 7:30 at St. Paul’s Church of Christ in Knox. Adult tickets are 6 dollars or four dollars for children.
A Financial Aid workshop will be held on Thursday January 17th at 6pm in the Titusville Senior High School Auditorium. Information will be presented about the various financial aid options that are available and how to qualify. Bring any federal or state financial aid forms with you.
The Meadville Community Theatre will present “Love, Loss, and What I Wore,” on the following dates. January 18th, 19th 25th, and 26th, and February 1st and 2nd at 2pm.
The Pierpont Volunteer Fire Department is having a home made pizza sale each Friday running through March 1st. Orders will be taken from 4pm to 7pm. For more information, call 577-1190.
The Franklin Elks is having a hoop shoot contest January 12th at the Franklin High School Gym. Registration is at 12:30pm and shooting starts at 1:30. This is for boys and girls ages 8 and 9, 10 and 11, and 12 and 13. Any questions call Sam at 814-437-2204.
The Meadville Lacrosse Club will be holding a parent meeting on Thursday January 24th at 7pm in the cafeteria of the Crawford County Career and Technical Center on Thurston Road in Meadville to discuss the upcoming season. All Crawford County students both male and female in grades 5 through 12 are eligible to participate. For more information call Bob at 814-282-2642.
MEADVILLE — The Crawford Area Young Chamber of Commerce (CAYCC) will be holding their Annual Christmas Tree Pick Up, this Sunday (1/6/13) beginning at 7 AM. Partnering with the area’s young professional group in the event will be C&J Industries, Meadville Redi-mix, The Downtown Mall, The Country Club, and the City of Meadville. Residents should plan to place their trees curbside on the Saturday prior to the event. Each year the CAYCC’s perform this service to thank the City of Meadville and it’s residents for their support of CAYCC’s Initiatives like the Halloween Parade.
TITUSVILLE – A “fill the truck” food drive, hosted by Armstrong next week will not only be a venue for collecting food, the vehicle itself will be part of the overall donation to the Titusville Area Food Bank.
The donation of a box truck formerly used by the Armstrong Local Programming staff will find a new purpose when the keys are handed over to Fay Corley, Executive Director of the Food Bank.
Of course, the truck will not be handed over empty. Armstrong will host a “fill the truck” event on Wednesday December 19th from 11am to 7pm in the Family Video parking lot.
Armstrong’s Joan Kocan says the food pantry will be accepting donations of non-perishable canned goods, as well as other in-kind donations including car washes, auto service, and gas cards. Kocan says the food pantry has operating expenses, adding that everyone who works there, including the director, does so on a voluntary basis.
The Conneaut Lake Volunteer Fire Department is holding all you can eat pancake breakfasts the first Sunday of each month from 8am to 12pm at the Station 3 banquet hall. Any questions call Mike or Jada at 382-2914.
It’s the 53rd annual Meadville Elks Holiday Girls ball Tournament December 27th and 28th at Saegertown High School. The game times are 6 o clock and 7 o clock, featuring teams from Saegertown, Titusville, Sharpsville and North East.
Join the Beacon Liberty Street Temple Church of God in Christ for a concert and theatrical play called A Christmas to Believe In, Saturday December 15th at 4pm. For more information call Minister Rick Stout at 853-2593.
A craft sale, flea market, and bake sale will be held Saturday January 19th from 9 to 2 in the Conneaut Lake High School Cafeteria and Gym. Donations are accepted and vendors are welcome for ten dollars a space. Proceeds benefit the PTO.
A Live Nativity will be held December 14th from 6 to 8pm at Krider Farm in Meadville. Proceeds benefit the Food Pantry and Center for Family Services. Sponsored by the Watson Run Presbyterian Church.
TITUSVILLE – The Drake Well Museum in Titusville is holding a Santa’s Workshop event with crafts, games, and a visit from Santa Claus this Saturday from one to three. The cost is five dollars, and with that each child will be given a five dollar allowance to spend in the Drake Well Museum Store. Reservations are required… call (814) 827-2797.
A Wheelchair Basketball game will be held to benefit Make-A-Wish… It’s happening on December 1st at 7pm at the Rocky Grove High School Gym, featuring the Edinboro University Wheelchair Basketball Team and students, friends, faculty and alumni of Rocky Grove High School. For more information call Lily at 432-8891.
The Venango Forest Unit of the American Cancer Society is again sponsoring the Tree of Hope. The trees are in the office windows at 10 Front Street in Oil City. Every five dollar donation made in someone’s honor will light a bulb. Donations can be sent to Judy Stevenson at 1634 Meadville Road in Titusville. For more information call 814-827-2179.
JUGs is sponsoring an All-You-Can-Eat Soup Dinner on Friday December 14th at the Polk Fire and Rescue Social Hall. Dinner included rolls, desert and a beverage. All proceeds benefit the Venango County Relay for Life.
The Harmonsburg Methodist Church is holding a bake sale Saturday December 8th from 9am to 3pm. A drawing will be held for a large basket of Christmas items. Donations are a buck a ticket. Pre orders will be accepted. For more information call Jo Ann at 382-7670 and leave a message.
The LakeShore Railway Historical Museum in North East presents “Christmas at the Station” December first and second from noon to four. Featuring a bake sale, a dining car lunch, train rides, and a book signing by local author Ken Springirth. For more information call 814-725-1911.
Guitarist, singer and composer Jim Scott will perform in Meadville on December 1st from 7 to 9:30 pm at the Unitarian Church on Chestnut Street. Tickets are 12 dollars for adults and 5 dollars for kids 13 and under. For more information call the Unitarian Church at 724-4023.