Thursday, July 26, 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 a new artist's showcase featuring local artists Anna Marie Toto, Dottie Evans and Gloria Rowles, now being displayed at Joseph and Elizabeth Shaw Public Library, Clearfield, through Aug. 3. There are more than 40 paintings and three-dimensional pieces of artwork exhibited at this show. Mediums include acrylic, oil, watercolor, mixed medium and pastel.
Grice Community Museum, 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.
Clearfield County Historical Society's, located at 104 E. Pine St., Clearfield, museum and research library will be open from 1:30-4:30 p.m. today. The museum is housed in the 1880s Kerr home and contains the county's earliest artifacts. Group tours are welcome at the museum and at the Bloody Knox Civil War log cabin in Knox Township. For more information, call 765-6125.
Westover Homecoming and Bluegrass Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday at Mosser Memorial Park, Westover. On Thursday, there will be a potluck meal with music to follow. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.
On Friday, a fish dinner will be served at Westover Grace United Methodist Church from 4-7 p.m. Music will be played on the park stage beginning at 6 p.m.
On Saturday, town-wide yard sales will begin at approximately 9 a.m. At 11 a.m., there will be a duck race fundraiser on Chest Creek. Music will begin at 3 p.m.
On Sunday, breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. with the cost being a donation. There will be 50/50 raffles and basket fundraisers Thursday through Sunday.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the borough's match for grant funds received from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for upgrades to Mosser Memorial Park.
The 13th annual Blueberry Festival at Bethany Retreat Center YPWC in Frenchville will be held Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The retreat center is located 2 miles off state Route 879, VFW Road.
There will be pies, ice cream, jam, soup, salad, hot dogs, sloppy joes, live music, games, hole in one contest and more.
For more information, call 263-4855 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A free meal will be held Friday from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Grampian Church of God's social hall. Everyone is welcome attend.
A benefit grocery auction will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Goshen Fire Co. in Shawville with Col. Lou Bitmatre of Auction Gallery and Irish Mike of New Don Enterprises presenting the auction. Available will be steaks, chicken, pork chops, ham, canned goods, and fresh produce including bananas, onions, etc. This is a fully licensed and bonded auction house and auction company. Auctioneer is Bitmatre.
Free hot soup and bread
God's Clear View Ministry located in the Old Morrisdale School on Party Road will be serving free hot soup and bread on Saturday starting at noon.
Family splash hop
A family splash hop will be held at the Clearfield Community Pool Saturday from 7:30-10:30 p.m.
The event will include dancing, swimming, food and prizes. Dave Duke DJ services will provide music.
Admission is $2 for members and $4 for non-members.
The eighth annual Jim Boyer Memorial Dice Run, sponsored by Clearfield Chinklacamoose A.B.A.T.E., will hold a pack ride Saturday, with sign-up from 10 a.m. to noon at Curwensville Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 268.
There will be four stops, with the ride ending at Railroad Street Tavern in Clearfield, where an $8 chicken barbecue will be held.
The cost to participate in the ride is $10 per rider. All proceeds will be put in a college fund for Diane Marshall, Jack Marshall and Tia Ewing. For more information, contact Tobey Wingard, chairman, at 236-8307.
A dance will be held Saturday at Osceola Mills Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 154 from 9 p.m. until 1:30 a.m.
There will be a cover charge, as proceeds will benefit the Clear-Centre Swimming Pool in Osceola Mills.
The band, Killin' Time, will perform.
The West Branch Area Shoe Bank will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Morrisdale United Methodist Church, SR 53 in Morrisdale.
All children up to age 18 can receive new sneakers if they have a CHIP or Access card.
Children up to 3 years old can receive new sneakers every three months, while children ages 3-18 can receive new sneakers every six months. There is also a large supply of gently used shoes for everyone.
Mosquito Creek Sportsmen's committee will be holding a Premier jewelry party at the club Saturday at 6 p.m.
All proceeds benefit youth activities. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Glen Richey Sportsmen's Club is having a sporting 22 shoot at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Participants must bring their own shells.
The Allegheny Front Trail Run will be held Sunday. This trail run encircles Black Moshannon State park, traversing about 40 miles of the Allegheny Plateau, some rocky and rugged, on the way to five mountain trout streams and 11 vistas in the Black Moshannon State Forest.
All proceeds support Crosswinds, a volunteer group working to promote general aviation, public recreation and trail preservation in the surrounding state park and forestlands.
For more information call 238-5918 or e-mail email@example.com.
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.