Thursday, August 23, 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.
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.
A yard sale to benefit Caring and Sharing for Kids will be held Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the merchandise is sold out at the Rockton firehall.
The doors will not open until 9 a.m. each day. The sale will feature new, like new and slightly used merchandise. Food and baked goods will also be available. Proceeds benefit Caring and Sharing for Kids, a nonprofit group that helps local sick children.
God's Clear View Ministries, 1946 Pardee Road, Morrisdale, (former Morris School) will show the movie "The Ultimate Gift" Friday at 7 p.m. There is no cost to view the movie.
God's Clear View Ministries, 1946 Pardee Road, Morrisdale, (former Morris School) will have music from Gloryland Express and free food for the community Saturday at 7 p.m.
West Decatur Sportsmen's Club will host a paintball war Saturday. Registration is from noon to 1 p.m., with a start time of 1 p.m. Cost is $10 per person for participants 12 and older. Everyone must sign a waiver. Anyone younger than 18 must have an adult present to play and sign the waiver. Participants should bring their own gun, paintballs, air and safety equipment.
Masks must be worn at all times. Door prizes, food and drinks will also be available.
The Sanborn Grange picnic will be held Saturday with turkey dinners being served from 1 p.m. until sold out. Prices are $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12 and $1 for children up to age 5. There will be music, games, a hamburger/hot dog stand, ice cream and more. Those attending should bring a chair.
The Sneaker Closet at Trinity United Methodist Church, Clearfield, will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Children from birth through age 18 can receive a new pair of sneakers, a new pair of socks, a stuffed animal and a book. They must have their Access or CHIP cards, be accompanied by a parent or guardian and be present to receive sneakers. For more information, call the church office at 765-9222.
The West Branch Area Shoe Bank will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Morrisdale United Methodist Church, located on state Route 53 in Morrisdale. All children up to age 18 can receive new sneakers if they have a CHIP or Access card; children must be accompanied by an adult. Filled backpacks will also be available.
Boy Scout Troop No. 2 of The Presbyterian Church of Clearfield will hold a car wash Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Irwin's Citgo, weather permitting. All donations are accepted.
Glen Richey Sportsmen's Club will have a .22 shoot Sunday at 2 p.m. Those attending should bring their own ammunition.
Civil War presentation
Curwensville-Pike Township Historical Society invites the public to hear the story of local Civil War veterans known as the Pennsylvania Bucktails, which will be presented by Tom Aaron, historical society member, Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Bucktail Monument, located at State and Locust streets, Curwensville. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held at the society's Korb House museum, 836 State St., Curwensville. There is no admission cost.
The Cold Stream Recreation Foundation is hosting a free concert at the Cold Stream Dam amphitheater Sunday from 3-6 p.m. featuring 1950s and 1960s music by The Sharptones.
Auidence members should bring lawn chairs.
The Korb House will be open Sunday from 1-4 p.m. It features a number of documents, photographs and items related to the history of the Curwensville area. There is no admission fee for the museum.
The Philipsburg Historical Foundation's research rooms, located at 203 N. Front St., third floor of the Moshannon Building in Philipsburg, will be open Sunday from 2-4 p.m.
Coalport Area Coal Museum, located in the Coalport community building at 916 Forest St., is open Sundays from 1-4 p.m. The museum houses more than 350 artifacts in 17 displays, featuring the original tools, equipment, texts, photos, scale-model and full-size replicas of local coal mining heritage. In addition, a comprehensive collection of genealogical materials from the immediate Glendale Valley area (including all local cemetery listings and more than 5900 indexed obituaries) is in the library/reference room.
For more information, call 672-4378 or visit http://business.gsd1.org/CACM.
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.