Thursday, October 10, 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.
Susquehanna River Art Center announces the 30th annual Juried Art Show is open for viewing at Joseph and Shaw Public Library, Clearfield, during library hours.
Clearfield Hospital, first floor, is the setting for the Susquehanna River Art Center's latest art exhibit open for viewing through Nov. 16. A percentage of sales are donated to Clearfield Hospital Auxiliary by the artists. Several new artists have joined the showing of their artwork.
This exhibit is under the direction of SRAC member Karen Neeper at 592-9256.
Community Closet free clothing at the Vine Free Methodist Church, 520 Turnpike Ave., Clearfield, every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Hyde Fire Co. will hold a spaghetti dinner Friday from 4-7 p.m. at its social hall. The meal includes spaghetti, meatballs, tossed salad, roll and drink. Prices are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Takeouts will also be available, and free local deliveries by calling 768-9407.
On Friday, the Save the Ritz Committee will be outside Walmart Supercenter's entrance doors selling tickets for the Clearfield International Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 812 chicken barbecue, and tickets to the rib dinners at Fat Belly Deli. Both organizations are donating their profits to help save the Ritz. For more information, visit the "Help Save the Ritz" Facebook page or call Pam at 762-6430.
A chicken and waffle dinner will be held Saturday from 4-6:30 p.m. at Centre Hill Grange, located on Sington Road, Morrisdale. Meal prices are $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger are. Dinners also include a drink and dessert. For more information, call Betty at 342-1337.
Fall book fest
Curwensville Public Library will sponsor a fall book fest for children of all ages Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon. There will be fall-themed activities including crafts, games, tattoos, visits from book characters and refreshments. All children attending will receive a free book from First Book-Clearfield County, a Clearfield County League on Social Services Inc. organization with a mission of providing children with their own books.
Fall Festival booth
On Saturday, the "Save the Ritz" Committee will have a booth set up at the Fall Festival in downtown Clearfield. Also, the International Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 812 will have a benefit barbecue dinner for the Ritz from noon to 4 p.m., with tickets costing $8, and a street dance from 7-9 p.m. in front of the Eagles, along with several activities planned inside.
Finally, a Ghost Tour of the Ritz Theater will be held from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. sponsored by Mo Valley Paranormal, where 24 tickets at $20 each are available. See a committee member or stop by the Ritz. The group is taking groups of six at a time, so get your group together and purchase tickets.
The Grice Community Museum, located at Fourth and Pine streets, Clearfield, is open Saturday and Sunday from noon until 4 p.m. Note the change to two days a week, for the month of October. Prices to view the collection are $5 for adults, and children 12 and younger are admitted free with the purchase of an adult ticket. Group rates are available. For more information, call 768-7332 or 768-7892.
Celebrate Oktoberfest with the Moore Brothers Oct. 12 from 7:30-11 p.m. at St. Timothy's social hall in Curwensville. Enter the parking lot from Pine Street. The price is $10 per person, which includes hors d'oeuvres. Identification is required to purchase drink tickets. There will be a 50-50 and raffle tickets sold through the evening. Tickets are available at St. Timothy's Parish office, Curwensville Florist, Bouquets by Jill, South Side Subs, Champion's Choice Sports, Zalno Jewelers, Clearfield Pharmacy and Starr Hill Winery at Curwensville, Clearfield Mall, Philipsburg County Market and DuBois Shop N Save. They will also be sold at the door the night of the event. Proceeds benefit St. Timothy's Church's 100th anniversary in 2015.
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 may receive a new pair of sneakers, new pair of socks, a stuffed animal and a book. Children must have their Access medical card, be accompanied by a parent or guardian and be present to receive sneakers. For more information, call the church office at 765-9222.
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 and 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. For distribution notices, visit www.tumc122.org.
A Relay For Life yard/bake sale will be held at Chapel of the Good Shepherd, located on Whitman Street in Hawk Run, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.
A fall variety bingo to benefit Caring and Sharing for Kids will be held Sunday beginning at 2 p.m. at Rockton firehall. The doors will open at 1 p.m. The cost is $10 for 20 regular games. There will also be three special games with tickets to be sold the day of the event. A large variety of fall items will be offered as prizes. Refreshments will be available for purchase and a bake sale will be held. Caring and Sharing for Kids is an organization that helps local seriously ill, injured or disabled children meet their needs.
The public is invited to attend a family breakfast at Clearfield B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 540 Sunday from 8-10 a.m. Included are ham, eggs, toast, home fries, orange juice and coffee, served for a donation of $5. Proceeds will go to the Elks National Foundation to support the major philanthropic activities of the Elks, which provides funding for scholarships, state major projects such as the Home Service Program in Pennsylvania, drug prevention, veterans service, Hoop Shoot and soccer programs. This year funding from the ENF enabled the Clearfield Elks to donate $2,000 to Clearfield Community Pool and hold a Community Day at the pool.
Knights of Columbus Council No. 2250 will host a Columbus Day breakfast Sunday from 9:15-11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception social hall in Osceola Mills. Breakfast includes eggs, ham, sausage, hash browns, toast, juice and coffee. Prices are $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger. Takeouts are available and the public is welcome.
A breakfast buffet will be served Sunday from 7-11 a.m. at The Smokehouse, Curwensville. The cost is $6.50 per person for bacon, sausage, eggs, homefries, coffee, tea and juice.
Proceeds benefit Rescue Hose and Ladder Co. of Curwensville.
A baked chicken dinner will be held Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mountain Top Fire Station in Sandy Ridge. Meals include baked chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes with gravy, vegetable, roll and dessert. Prices are $8 for adults, $4 for children, and children 3 and younger are free. Takeouts are available by calling 342-5014, or it is all-you-can-eat when eating in.
Madera Fire Co. will hold a turkey dinner Sunday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the firehall.
The meal includes turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy, vegetables, salad bar, and dessert and drink station. Prices are $8.50 for adults and $4.25 for children younger than 12. Takeouts are available. For more information, call the station at 378-8744.
Wallaceton Fire Co. will be hosting a dinner Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. Price is $9 per meal, and it is eat-in or takeout. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. Tickets are available by calling Larry Johns at 762-4268 or Joe Rothrock at 342-1007. A few tickets will also be available at the door.
Osceola Mills Historical Museum, located in the Brisbin House on Lingle Street, is open Wednesday and Sunday from 2-4 p.m. There are three floors of artifacts. Articles for sale are T-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, local history books and DVDs. Admission is free.
A paddle party/quarter auction to benefit Susquehanna Community Grange will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Curwensville Loyal Order of Moose No. 268. The first paddle is $3 and additional paddles are $1. There will be door prizes. Those attending are asked to bring quarters. Doors open at 2 p.m. There will be new vendors and the kitchen will be open.
A comprehensive wild mushroom and fungi event will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Bilger's Rocks. Karen Croyle will lead a walk and other activities, and everyone is welcome to attend.
Philipsburg B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 1173 and Country Club will conduct a soccer shoot Sunday at the Project 70 soccer fields in Philipsburg. Registration begins at 2 p.m. The age chart is 7 and younger (U-8), 8 and 9 (U-10), 10 and 11 (U-12) and 12 and 13 (U-14). Proof of age is required and the applicant must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Glen Richey Sportsmen's Club will hold a trap shoot Sunday at 2 p.m. at the club. The cost is $5 per round and if you hit the white bird you win a free round.
Vera Bradley event
A Vera Bradley purse event will be held Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Lock Haven University, Clearfield campus, Academic Building, on the second floor. Tickets will be available at the door for $5. The event will benefit Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre.
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.