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Weekend Events
Thursday, December 6, 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.

Christmas concert
Grampian Community Band will perform its annual Christmas concert Thursday at 7 p.m. at Heritage Hall, Grampian. The program will feature seasonal instrumental selections and possibly some vocal numbers. Santa Claus, accompanied by his reindeer, Rudolph and Little Rudy, are also attending the concert and will stay to visit with children and hand out treats.


Christmas carols
The CHS Show Choir, under the direction of Andy Rothrock, will perform Christmas carols Friday beginning at 5 p.m. Students will make their way around town.

Christmas activities
DuBois Public Library will be having Christmas activities from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Children will be able to write their letter to Santa Claus, read a story with Mrs. Claus, and participate in a gingerbread workshop.

Fish dinner
A fish dinner will be served Friday from 4-7 p.m. at Columbia Fire Co., Osceola Mills. Prices are $9 for adults and $6 for children. The menu includes a choice of fried or baked fish, potato, macaroni and cheese, vegetable and stewed tomatoes. A full salad bar and two soups are available for eat-in only. Takeouts and deliveries are available.

Local artist tour
Clearfield Revitalization Corp. is partnering with Susquehanna River Art Center to offer a local artist tour in Clearfield's downtown businesses Friday. Participants do not need to register and can pick up a map at the Santa House to see the locations and times.

Santa House open
Santa will be at his house in Shaw Park, Clearfield, Friday from 5-7 p.m. Also, the Santa House will remain open so people can pick up a schedule from 7-9 p.m.

Search for Peace
The 53rd annual showing of "Search for Peace" will be held Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 4:30 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at Curwensville United Methodist Church.
Admission to the show is free and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis; groups of 10 or more people living outside a 10-mile radius of Curwensville may reserve seats by calling the church's office at 236-1976. Reserved seating is limited to 100 seats per request.
Guests with reserved seating must be seated at the church no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of the pageant. Any seats not claimed 30 minutes prior to the show's start will be opened to the public.

Clearfield Revitalization Corp., along with Starr Hill Winery and Bee Kind Winery, will present the Taste of the Town Spirit Tour. Upon registration, participants will receive a souvenir glass. At each location, people can sample a taste of local Clearfield wines, along with complimentary food and shopping. Tickets purchased through Friday are $20 each and available at the CRC office, 125 E. Market St., Clearfield, chamber building, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Those interested in the Spirit Tour and seeing the Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre musical "Gypsy" at 7 p.m. can purchase tickets for $25, which includes one ticket to the tour and one ticket to see the musical. Tickets are also on sale at the CAST building, 112 E. Locust, St. It will also be presented Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the CAST building.

Tree lighting
The annual Christmas tree lighting at Westover will begin Friday at 6 p.m. The tree is located along state Route 36 near Country Supply. Santa Claus will visit the Westover firehall, immediately following the tree lighting, to meet with children and hand out treats.

Bigler-Jackson-Woodland Fire Co. will hold a Christmas auction at Bigler Hall Saturday, with doors open at 5 p.m. and the auction starts at 6 p.m. The kitchen will be open. There will be Christmas decorations, toys, games, produce, frozen goods and much more. For more information, call 857-2135 or 857-5145.

Centre Hill Grange No. 885 will have a community senior citizen Christmas dinner Saturday at 6 p.m. with entertainment afterward. For more information, call Betty at 342-1337.

Down River Children's Christmas party
The Down River children's Christmas party will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Mary's social hall for children 12 and younger. All children will have lunch with Santa and his helpers, there will be gifts and treats. The Christmas party is sponsored by the St. Mary's Church, Frenchville Veterans of Foreign Wars Leigey Reanud Post No. 8386 and Ladies Auxiliary and Mosquito Creek Sportsmen's.

Chester Hill Borough will hold its first-ever Tree Lighting Festival Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at the monument at 920 Walton St., Chester Hill. There will be a candlelight ceremony in remembrance of veterans. Those attending are asked to bring a candle, as well as a handmade ornament to hang on the tree. Guest speakers include state Rep. Camille "Bud" George, D-74 of Houtzdale; Tom Sankey; and Scott Conklin, D-77 of Philipsburg. There will also be Christmas carols and disc jockey Gina Raymond will be on hand. Coffee, hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. The event is open to all.

Shoe banks
Trinity United Methodist Church, 121 S. Front St., Philipsburg, will hold the Philipsburg-Osceola Shoe Bank Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon. Children may receive a new pair of sneakers for free. They must have an Access or CHIP card. The child must be present to be measured and receive the shoes. Children will receive a pair of sneakers every six months; those younger than 3 will receive a new pair every three months. Each child will receive a new toy at this visit, which were donated by Cen-Clear Child Services Inc.
Visit, where distribution notices are also posted.
The Community Shoe Bank of the Ramey area, serving children in Moshannon Valley and Glendale school districts, will be held Saturday from 9-11 a.m. in the Ramey United Methodist Church parking lot, 411 Main St. (state Route 253), Ramey. In case of inclement weather, the shoe bank will be closed. Those planning to attend should call the church office during inclement weather before coming. Children ages 3-18 may visit every six months, while those through age 2 may visit every three months.
Children must be present and accompanied by a parent or guardian, and must shoe their Access or CHIP card. Gently used shoes are also available for everyone. For more information, call the Ramey United Methodist Church office at 378-5186.

Soup/cookie sale
A cookie and soup sale will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Timothy's Roman Catholic Church, Curwensville. There will be no early sales.

Vendor exhibition
A craft, vendor, yard and bake sale exhibition will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Expo II building at the Clearfield Driving Park, with more than 60 participants. Food served by Clearfield County 4-H Hot Shots will be available for purchase, and there will be children's games and crafts sponsored by the Hot Shots, Victoria Lynn Photography and the Children's Aid Society.
Proceeds from the food sales and games will benefit Clearfield County 4-H Hot Shots.
Questions about the show may be submitted to Information is also available at

Clearfield B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 540 will serve a family breakfast Sunday from 8-10 a.m. at the lodge. The menu includes ham, eggs, home fries, toast, orange juice and coffee. Cost is $5. Proceeds benefit Elks charities.
The Frenchville VFW Post Leigey Renaud Post No. 8386 will serve breakfast Sunday from 8-11 a.m. The menu includes bacon and eggs, fries, toast, juice and coffee. Price will be $5 for adults and $3 for children younger than 12.

A roast beef dinner will be held Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mountain Top Fire Station, Sandy Ridge. The menu includes roast beef, potatoes/gravy, vegetables, roll and dessert. Prices are $8 for adults, $4 for children and free for children younger than 3. Takeouts are available by calling 342-5014, and the meal is all you can eat when eating in.

Paddle auction
A paddle auction will be held Sunday from 2-5 p.m. in the St. Charles Café ballroom, 226 N. Third St., Clearfield. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Clearfield County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Admission is $3 and includes one paddle. Additional paddles are $1. Vendors include Pink Zebra, Paparazzi Jewelry, Jamberry Nails, Dirt Broke Gourmet Dip Co., Tastefully Simple, Mary Kay, Origami Owl, Scentsy, The Comforts of Home Soy Candles and many more. Hot food, desserts, soft drinks, water and coffee will be available to purchase.
Also, bring an item from the wish list and receive a free paddle. Items include clay cat litter, postage stamps, paper towels, copy paper, bleach, trash bags, paper plates, Sheetz gas cards, Kong brand dog toys and old towels/blankets (gently used).

The music students of Mark Wurster will present their Christmas recital Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Clearfield. Students will perform a variety of selections including sacred, traditional, popular and classical.

Shotgun shoot
West Decatur Sportsmen's Club will have a .22 shotgun shoot Sunday, with registration at 11 a.m. and the shoot at noon. Bring a $5 to $10 gift for a chance on a $25 gift card on the Dec. 16 shoot. For more information, call Mike at 342-1827 or 761-1526.
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.
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