Thursday, July 19, 2012
Weekend Events is a weekly feature of The Progress published to alert readers about events planned by nonprofit organizations or events that benefit the community. All events are open to the public. The following events are planned this weekend in Progressland.
The Susquehanna River Art Center announces an artists' showcase, featuring local artists Anna Marie Toto, Dottie Evans and Gloria Rowles, is being displayed at the Joseph and Elizabeth Shaw Public Library through Aug. 3. There are more than 40 paintings and three-dimensional pieces of artwork exhibited at the show. Mediums include acrylic, oil, watercolor, mixed medium and pastel.
Grice Community Museum, located at 119 N. Fourth St., Clearfield, is open through September daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults. The display includes antique and classic cars and wild game mounts from around the world. Group tours are welcome. For more information, call 768-7332.
Mosquito Creek Sportsman will hold their weekly trap shoot on Thursday starting at 6 p.m. The price is $4 for 25 rounds for adults and $3 for children for 25 rounds.
The Grampian Community Band will perform a concert today at 7 p.m. at Lower Witmer Park, Clearfield. Selections will range from patriotic to big band, and from marches to music of the movies. Participants may bring a lawn chair, and a goodwill offering will be accepted.
The summer book sale at Curwensville Public Library will be held Thursday through Saturday. The sale, sponsored by General Federation of Woman's Clubs Curwensville Woman's Club's library committee, is held annually in conjunction with Curwensville Days. Hours will be Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The library's children's room will be stocked with a selection of hardbacks and paperbacks, both fiction and nonfiction, children's books, puzzles and yearbooks from Curwensville Area High School.
The cost is $3 per bagful, or individual prices are hardbacks, 50 cents each; paperbacks, 10 cents; and puzzles, audios or videos, 25 cents. Yearbooks from 1959 or older are $5 each, and 1960 or newer, $2. Proceeds from the summer book sale and winter sale, to be held in January 2013, with the dates to be announced, are used to help defray the library's operating costs and aid community outreach programs.
There will be a musical performance by Heavenbound at the Sanborn grove Friday. The concession stand will open at 4 p.m., and all proceeds benefit Sanborn Grange.
The Quehanna Industrial Development Corporation, Karthaus, will be selling ham and bean soup during the 100 Mile Yard Sale on Friday and Saturday. The soup will be cooked on site in the cast iron kettle. Eat in or takeouts available. Bring your own container for takeouts. The soup sale will be located at Big M's Garage on the Karthaus side of state Route 879 and the Quehanna Highway near Karthaus. All proceeds go to the QIDC for the betterment of the area.
An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held Saturday from 7-10 a.m. at the Osceola Lodge No. 515, Free and Accepted Masons, located at the corner of Lingle and Coal streets in Osceola Mills. Proceeds will benefit cancer patient Lenora Reams of Osceola Mills. Prices are $6 for adults and $3 for children.
The 27th annual Friends of Black Moshannon Summer Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. both days at Black Moshannon State Park. A barbecue chicken dinner will be held, hosted by the Camp Store & Grill and Black Moshannon Concession. Many events planned for both days.
The 142nd annual Frenchville Picnic, sponsored by St. Mary's Catholic Church, Frenchville, will be held Saturday and Sunday. The events on Saturday include Mass at 4 p.m. at the church and then the picnic grove opens with a family night theme at 5 p.m. Fireworks will be held at 10 p.m. On Sunday, the day starts at noon with a barbecue or oven roasted chicken and ham dinner, served until 5 p.m. Prices are $9 for adults and $4.50 for children younger than age 12. At 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., the Moore Brothers will entertain. At 1:30 p.m., registration starts for the horseshoe tournament that begins at 2 p.m. At 3 p.m., will be a Tribute to Elvis show featuring Scott Allegretto. The sawdust money scramble for kids will be at 6 p.m., and at 10 p.m., a drawing for prizes will be held.
There is free parking, free admission and free shows. There will be many booths selling items. Tickets are on sale now for money prizes. Contact the rectory at 263-4354.
The 10th annual Bestline Powersports/SSRTA chicken barbecue/ride will be held Saturday. The meal will be served at 11:30 a.m. at Gillentown Trailhead and will be prepared by Chris Vangor and friends; takeouts will be available. The meal is $8 and will include half a chicken, potato and macaroni salad, baked beans and a drink. Jack Miller from Jack's Snack Shack will also be selling ice cream.
There will be raffle winners drawn from those who sign up for a meal. The raffle prize will be $100 and there will also be other prizes such as t-shirts, jackets and hats. SSRTA will be accepting applications for membership and selling clothing too. To ride a motorized unit and take part in the event, participants must be a member of SSRTA. For more information, visit http://www.ssrt.org/.
Clearfield Cycle Club will sponsor a memorial run Saturday. Registration will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Clearfield Driving Park. The run will include three stops and end at the CCC's grounds at Hogback, where a picnic will be held.
The Hobby Garden Club of Clearfield will host its 53rd annual flower show Saturday at Joseph and Elizabeth Shaw Public Library, Clearfield. The theme for the show is "Backyard Escape."
Entries for the show will be accepted from 9-11:30 a.m. Arrangements received after 11:30 a.m. will be displayed but not judged. The show is open to the public from 1-4 p.m., with light refreshments being served.
A chicken barbecue dinner will be held Saturday beginning at 4 p.m. at Harmony Grange, located at 5386 Ridge Road near Westover. The price is $9 for the meal, which includes half a chicken, corn, baked potato, roll, dessert and beverage. Meals may be eaten in or taken out.
For additional information, contact Sam at 743-5148.
The West Decatur Sportsman's Club will host its first-ever "Paintball War" on Saturday at the club. Registration will be from 10 a.m. until noon, with the event starting at 1 p.m. The cost is $10 per person; participants must be 12 years old or older. Kids ages 12-17 must have a parent or guardian present, and identification is required for all participants. All players must sign a waiver and wear protective head, eye and ear gear. There will also be food and door prizes. For more information, call Tina at 761-1474.
Yard sale/car wash
There will be an indoor yard sale, bake sale and car wash held at the Mahaffey firehall Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The kitchen will also be open.
The Knights of Columbus will host a full breakfast on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the K of C building, located at Sixth Street and Arnold Avenue in Clearfield. Prices are $5 for adults, and $3 for children ages 12 and younger.
The Korb House, museum of the Curwensville-Pike Township Historical Society, will be open Sunday from 1-4 p.m. The museum, located at 836 State St., Curwensville, contains a number of documents, photographs and items related to the history of the Curwensville area.
A four-legged field trip will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Cold Stream Dam in Philipsburg.
Participants will take part in doggie-paw print painting, and make artwork to take home.
To have an event included, submit the information in writing to any office of The Progress by noon Tuesday. Late submissions will not be published, nor will submissions that do not include a contact person and daytime telephone number. The Progress does not include bingo, club events that are limited to members and guests only, or yard sales or flea markets by private individuals in the Weekend Events section.