Thursday, October 03, 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.
Community Closet free clothing at Vine Free Methodist Church, 520 Turnpike Ave., Clearfield, will be open every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
CAST book sale
The Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre book sale will be held at the CAST building, 112 E. Locust St., Clearfield, Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
West Branch Boy Scout Troop No. 46 will hold a bake sale Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Market Place in Kylertown.
The Friends of Holt Memorial Library, Philipsburg, will hold its monthly book sale Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the downstairs of the library. Hardback books are $1, while most paperbacks are 25 cents. There are hundreds of new selections from which to choose.
Country music will be presented at the Luthersburg Community Center Saturday. Doors and kitchen will open at 6 p.m. Music will be by Spruce Creek at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Brady Township Park and Recreation Board.
A fall sale will be held at First Church of Christ in Philipsburg Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., sponsored by the Edith Shimmel Missionary Society. There will be vegetable and potato soup, hot dogs, plain or with sauerkraut, ham salad sandwiches and pierogies for sale. And, there will also be a bake sale and a craft sale. The food may be eaten in or taken out, and soup will be sold by the bowl or quart.
A farmer's/flea market will be held in downtown Clearfield Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot on North Third Street across from Chubby's Dry Cleaners. Spaces must be reserved by the Thursday before each Saturday by calling 762-6430. Spaces are the size of two parking spaces. The event is sponsored in part by Clearfield Park and Shop Inc.
Flea market/chicken barbecue
A flea market/chicken barbecue will be held at Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church Center, Osceola Mills, on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meals are $8 and include barbecued chicken, baked beans, baked potato, roll with butter and dessert. Meals will start at 11:30 a.m. There will also be a bake sale, pierogies, haluski, a 50/50, rip-open tickets and a Chinese auction. Vendors can rent a table for $8 by calling 339-6956.
Free soup distribution
Free homemade soup and bread will be distributed to the community by Forest Baptist Church Saturday at noon at God's Clear View Ministries, 1946 Pardee Road (the Old Morris School), Morrisdale. For more information, call 496-9847.
Curwensville Presbyterian Church will host its annual Octoberfest Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. An all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet will be served from 8-11 a.m. Prices are $6 for adults, $3 for children and free for children 3 and younger. There will also be a rummage sale, bake sale and kid's corner activities. Hot dogs and homemade pie will be sold after 11 a.m. Proceeds will be used to benefit the church mission's projects.
Oktoberfest Family Festival
Oktoberfest Family Festival will be held Saturday at Curwensville Community Center. Late registration for the 5K run/walk begins at 8 a.m., with the race getting under way at 9 a.m.
At 1 p.m., there will be various contests, displays and craft sales. A benefit auction with Pat Errigo of Curwensville as auctioneer will also get under way at 1 p.m.
At 2 p.m., there will be a children's pumpkin decorating contest. At 5 p.m., there will be a pie eating contest and at 7 p.m., a catered dinner with a limited amount of tickets sold at the door. A fireworks display will begin at 9 p.m. Changes or updates to the activities' schedule will be posted at the CCC's website or on its Facebook page.
Grampian Church of God will host a benefit spaghetti dinner Saturday from 4-7 p.m. in the church's fellowship hall. Tickets will be sold at the door. Prices are $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12 and free for children 4 and younger. Proceeds will be donated to assist a church family member with medical expenses.
Madera Fire Co. will hold an auction Sunday at 1 p.m. at the firehall. There will be frozen meats, groceries and other items available. Charlie Fisher is the auctioneer and the kitchen will be open. Proceeds benefit Madera Fire Co.
Bike and Hike
Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre will host its second annual Bike and Hike event at Parker Dam State Park Sunday. Sign-up will be at 11:30 a.m.
Knights of Columbus will host a full breakfast Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the K of C building, located on Sixth Street and Arnold Avenue in Clearfield. Prices are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger.
The Moose Riders will sponsor a charity ride Sunday for Penny Hammelton Dotts, who is in need of a double lung transplant. Registration is at 10 a.m. at Curwensville Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 268, with kickstands up at 11 a.m. The ride will visit a number of Moose lodges in the area. For more information, contact Charlie Peters at 577-5425. Rain date is Oct. 12.
Coalport Area Coal Museum, located in the Coalport community building at 961 Forest St., is open every Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Museum visitors will see more than 700 artifacts and other items in 20 displays - featuring the original tools, equipment, texts, early photos and scale-model as well as full-size replicas of the coal-mining heritage. In addition, a comprehensive collection of genealogical materials specific to the Glendale Valley area (6,050 obituaries and every local cemetery tombstone listing) are in the library/reference room. For more information or directions, call 672-4378 or visit www.coalportmuseum.org.
The annual Octobersoupfest will be held Sunday beginning at noon at the grove at Curry Run.
Varieties to be made are chicken and homemade noodle, vegetable beef, ham and bean and Jim Bennett's turtle soups. Those attending are asked to bring an ingredient for the soup pot - no frozen vegetables - homemade bread or rolls, a dessert or beverages. Lawn chairs are also needed.
In the event of rain, the soupfest will be held at the Greenwood Township municipal building, the former Bells Landing School.
Roast beef dinner
A roast been dinner will be held Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Glen Hope firehall.
Prices are $8.50 for adults and $3 for children younger than 12. The menu includes roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, coleslaw or applesauce, roll, drink and dessert. Meals are available for dine-in or takeouts.
Cooper Township Sportsmen's Club will host its first turkey shoot Sunday at 2 p.m. at the club's shooting range in Winburne. Ten rounds will be $15, and 12-gauge and 20-gauge shells will be available.
Zumbathon charity event
A Zumbathon charity event will be held Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at the Curwensville Community Center to benefit Audrina Butler, the daughter of Matt and Amanda Butler of Grampian.
The event will help the family offset the cost of travel and medical expenses to Pittsburgh. All proceeds will be donated. Local Zumba instructors Stephanie Errigo and Jessica Ross will lead the fun-filled event with other instructors from the area. A Chinese auction will also be held.
The public is welcome to attend even if they are unable to participate in Zumba. The cost is $15.
For tickets or additional information, contact Errigo at email@example.com or 592-0444, Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org or Debbie Bloom at email@example.com or 236-3803.
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.