Thursday, August 22, 2013
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.
Historical Society open
The Clearfield County Historical Society is open for tours and research, and is located at 104 E. Pine St., Clearfield. The museum is housed in the former Kerr House, circa 1880, and carriage house. Displays include early inhabitants, industry, military, period furnishings, china, clothing, children's room and extensive photography collection. The period library contains county history and genealogy records available for research. For more information, call the museum at 765-6125.
Grice Clearfield Community Museum, located at 119 N. Fourth St., Clearfield, is open through September daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 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 or 768-7892.
Annual yard sale
Caring and Sharing for Kids will hold its annual yard sale Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Rockton firehall. The sale will also be held Saturday if there is merchandise remaining. Doors will not open to the public until 9 a.m. Thursday. The sale will include new, nearly new and slightly used merchandise at yard sale prices. Food and baked goods will also be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit local ill and injured children.
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Country music by Country Pride will be played at the Brady Township Community Center on Saturday from 7-10 p.m. The event is hosted by the I.C. Marshall family reunion. Admission is $3 per person with children under age 6 free. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the kitchen will be open. Proceeds benefit the 2014 Relay For Life of DuBois Friends and Family team.
A farmer's and flea market will be held in downtown Clearfield on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Third Street parking lot across from Chubby's Dry Cleaners and Zalno Jewelry. Spaces must be reserved by the Thursday before each Saturday by calling 762-6430. Each space is the size of two parking spaces. Set up is at 9 a.m. and is held rain or shine.
There will be fresh produce, health products, collectibles, flea market vendors, yard sale items and food. Sponsored in part by Clearfield Park & Shop Inc. and Terry Malloy of Jim's Sports Center. The market will benefit the Ritz Theater.
A poker run, hosted by the Road Dawgs Motorcycle Club, will be held Saturday with registration at Zepka Harley Davidson, Johnstown, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The costs are $20 per rider and $10 per passenger. A meal will be provided at the last stop by the Cottage Restaurant.
Registration proceeds will be donated to the family of William Gephart, Paint Township officer killed in an off-duty ATV crash.
The Sneaker Closet at Trinity United Methodist Church, Clearfield, will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon. Children from birth through 18 years old may receive a new pair of sneakers, new pair of socks, a stuffed animal and a book. They must have their Access card, be accompanied by a parent or guardian and be present to receive sneakers. For more information, call the church office at 765-9222.
A soup sale will be held Saturday at Osceola Mills United Methodist Church with pick up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be four soups to choose from: vegetable beef, ham and bean, chili and chicken noodle. Soup will be sold by the quart only at a cost of $4 per quart. All proceeds benefit the church. For more information, call Brenda at the charge office at 339-6139.
God's Clear View Ministries will host "August Fundraiser" Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1946 Pardee Road (The Old Morris School), Morrisdale. For more information, call 496-9847.
Soup and bread distribution
God's Clear View Ministries will distribute free soup and bread to the community Saturday at noon at 1946 Pardee Road (The Old Morris School), Morrisdale.
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 may receive new sneakers if they have a CHIP or Access card. Filled backpacks will also be available to school age children.
Bilger's Rocks youth day
Bilger's Rocks youth day will be held Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at the park. A free hotdog and beverage will be provided to each child age 12 and younger. The concession stand will also be open. Activities will include a children's identification event sponsored by Baltimore Life, a scavenger hunt, water balloon contest, Chinese auction, face painting and a wildlife display.
For additional information, contact Terry at 577-8362, Gary at 592-1819 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Car wash/bake sale
A car wash and bake sale will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Calvary United Methodist Church parking lot in West Decatur, rain or shine. Proceeds will benefit Boy Scout Troop No. 43 and Cub Scout Pack No. 43.
Chester Hill Hose Co. will be having a rabies and distemper clinic at the firehall Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Prices are $10 for rabies shots and $15 for distemper. Contact the firehall at 342-2222 for more information.
The Osceola Mills Historical Museum is open Wednesday and Sunday from 2-4 p.m. in the Brisbin House on Lingle Street. There are three floors of artifacts. Items for sale include T-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, local history books and DVDs.
The Korb House, the museum of Curwensville-Pike Township Historical Society, will be open Sunday from 1-4 p.m. It is located at 836 State St., Curwensville. The museum contains a number of documents, photographs and items related to the history of the Curwensville area.
Its 2013 special exhibit features planning drawings from the Last Raft adventure in 1938. There is no admission fee to tour the museum.
St. Barbara National Catholic Church will hold its Dozynki Polish Harvest Festival on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will be pierogis, haluski, golubki, kielbasa and sauerkraut and more available. Also games of chance, basket raffles, craft vendors, food and beverages, games for kids, a Chinese auction, and a pre-registered softball tournament.
Live music on the outdoor stage will be from 1-4 p.m. with polka music by Rosie & the Jammers, then from 5-8 p.m. will be classic rock tunes with Chuck Navasky & The Mockingbirdz. The third annual pierogi eating contest will be at 5:30 p.m., and a festival cash bonanza and 50-50 drawings will be at 7 p.m.
Glen Richey Sportsmen will hold a .22 shoot Sunday at 2 p.m. Participants must bring their own shells.
A Veterans' Ride for Tomorrow's Hope will be held Sunday at the Curwensville Moose Lodge No. 268. Registration will be from 10-11 a.m. and kick stands up at 11 a.m. All street legal vehicles are welcome. Costs are $10 per rider and $5 per passenger. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, call Charlie Peters at 577-5425.
A free Rich Woods vesper concert will be held Sunday at 5 p.m. at Cold Stream Dam in Philipsburg. The concert is sponsored by Grace United Methodist Church. Bring your lawn chair and blanket and enjoy an evening of music. Free hot dogs and drinks will be served.
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.