Visit Clearfield County Lists Weekly Events

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CLEARFIELD – Staff members at Visit Clearfield County (VCC) have announced the weekly events for Aug.  29 – Sept. 4.

Ritz Theater, downtown Clearfield

Monday-Sunday

The theater’s lobby opens at 6:30 p.m. You can grab some popcorn, even if you cannot attend the movie showings. For movies and show times, please call 814-765-5835.  Prices are $6 for adults and $4 for children (12 years and under) and senior citizens (60 years and older).

Super 322 Drive-In, Woodland

Friday, Aug. 29 – Sunday, Aug. 31

Movies:

Let’s Be Cops (R)

Lucy (R)

The box office opens at 7:30 p.m. with the first feature starting at dusk. Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for children (11 years and under). No credit cards, debit cards or checks are accepted at the box office.

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Woodhick Weekend, Parker Dam

Woodsmen and River Drivers

Friday, Aug. 29

2 p.m. – Environmental Education Classroom

They were a different caliber of men from an era that has gone by. However, their story is the story of Parker Dam’s early history. Learn more about their life while doing one of the most dangerous jobs of the time.

History Walk

Friday, Aug. 29

7 p.m. – Beach House

Take a step back in time, or perhaps many of them as we walk around the lake and discuss the history of the park area. We will end up back where we started, physically and chronologically (plus an hour).  Parker Dam State Park is located at 28 Fairview Rd., Penfield. Call 814-765-0630 for more information.

Corner Concert Series

Jim Knepp and Friends

Friday, Aug. 29

Jim Knepp and Friends, a group of musicians and vocalists who have been together for nearly 15 years, will perform Friday at the Corner Concert Series.

The group’s music has been described as country/gospel with a 1950?s rock flavor. Pastor Ernie Simmers plays keyboards and provides vocals; he also performs some original songs with the group.

Lew Wisor plays bass, Shawn Evans keeps the beat and Scott Mills provides vocals, as well. Knepp has been playing guitar and performing with different ministries for more than 55 years.

Steve Albert, Corner Concert Series founder and organizer, would like to invite the entire community to this weekly event. Music will get under way at 7 p.m. at Shaw Park across from the Joseph & Elizabeth Shaw Public Library in downtown Clearfield.

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Farmers Market, downtown DuBois

Saturday, Aug. 30

The downtown DuBois farmers markets will continue every Saturday through Oct. 25. The farmers markets will be open from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Long Avenue and Brady Street parking lot.

Local farmers from Clearfield, Jefferson and Elk counties take part in the market. Call the Downtown DuBois Revitalization Group for more information at 814-371-3064.

DuBois Mall Auto Show

Saturday, Aug. 30

From 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, there will be a display of stock, street rod, modified, motorcycles, Jeeps and trucks for the DuBois Mall Auto Show. The show will be held by the Hampton Inn and Sears parking lot. Contact Matt Reed at matthew9440@hotmail.com for more details. Proceeds from the auto show will benefit the free Medical Clinic of DuBois. The DuBois Mall is located at 5522 Shaffer Rd., DuBois.

Welcome to the Rut

Elk Country Visitor Center

Saturday, Aug. 30

1 p.m. – “Welcome to the Rut”

The rut is nearly upon us. Join us as we discuss the behavior of the elk during their breeding season, appropriate and safe elk-watching etiquette, as well as some additional exciting seasonal happenings here in Elk Country.  The Elk Country Visitor Center is located at 134 Homestead Dr., Benezette. Please use 950 Winslow Hill Rd. in a navigation system. For more information, please call 814-787-5167.

Woodhick Weekend, Parker Dam

Splash Dams on the Beach

Saturday, Aug. 30

3 p.m. – Beach

Build a splash dam on the beach and then drive scale model logs to the sawmill. Learn how woodhicks got their timber to market before chainsaws, skidders, log trucks, or even trains ~ using the power of water and their know-how. If you have beach buckets bring them along to help haul water.

Woodhick Tips

7 p.m. Campground Amphitheater

Want to get the advantage on the other woodhick competitors? Learn how to improve your score for the Woodhick Games held on Sunday in the events of Cross-cut Sawing, Log Rolling, Doo-doo Dropping, and Seed Spitting. Strategies and techniques discussed.

Virgin Timber and Filtered Sunlight

8:30 p.m. – Campground Amphitheater

In 1971, during a cleaning out of the Warren Forest District office a film was discovered on a forgotten shelf. It was a film shot in 1926of the Central Pennsylvania Lumber Company’s timbering operations in Bear Creek (about six miles west of Ridgway). Enjoy this short film of the hemlock lumbering era.

Parker Dam State Park is located at 28 Fairview Rd., Penfield. Call 814-765-0630 for more information.

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Annual Car Show and Beef/Beer Bash

Treasure Lake

Sunday, Aug. 31

The third annual car show will be held at the Lakeview Lodge, Treasure Lake, on Sunday, Aug. 31. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and judging at 12 p.m.  The event will be held from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. with a beef and beer bash at the Poolside Bar and Grill.

Woodhick Weekend, Parker Dam

Lumbering Skills Demonstrations

Pennsylvania Professional Lumberjack Organization

Sunday, Aug. 31

12 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. –  Woodhick Games Field

Many specialized skills made a woodhick valuable in the forest. Their hard work and skills were put to the test each day as they faced one of the most dangerous jobs of their time. Today, the stakes aren’t quite as high, but the skill level is. Watch as members of the Pennsylvania Professional Lumberjacks demonstrate their skills and explain how what they do was useful in the forests to the earlier woodhicks.

31st Annual Woodhick Games

1 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Woodhick Games Field

Test your traditional woodhick skills against other amateur woodhicks in six events: cross-cut sawing, log rolling, seed spitting, horse-shoe pitching, hatchet slinging, and doo-doo dropping. Best score will win you an event; best overall score will give you the coveted title of Woodhick or Woodchick of the Year. There’s a Junior division for those who are 12 and under. Register for free at the table in the grove above the Cabin Road (look for the banner) so that you can participate in the Woodhick Games.

Note: If you win an individual event, or Woodhick/Woodchick of the Year, you must be at the Woodhick Awards program at 6:30 p.m. to receive your prize.

Arrival of Smokey Bear

1 p.m. – Woodhick Games Field

Smokey Bear will be in the park for a while to greet the competitors, their families, and other park visitors. Be sure to go up and say hello, he’s always glad to make new friends.

Woodhick Camp Demonstrations

1 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Woodhick Games Field

Watch the camp cooks demonstrate their task of feeding the many hungry woodsmen, and the blacksmith, as he shows off his skills with iron. Look also for the tools-of-the-time display and the traditional Bean-hole Beans to be removed from the ground.

Log Birling Demonstration

5:30 p.m. – Lake Shore, below the Woodhick Games Field

Driving logs downriver, it was a skill you must possess, or face deadly consequences. Here the stakes aren’t quite as high– but bragging rights are on the line.

2014 Woodhick Awards

6:30 p.m. – Woodhick Games Field

The competitors have given it their all, now it’s time to reward them. The winners of each event will be awarded their prizes; however, winners must be present this year to receive their treasures. Then, we will crown the 2014 Woodhick, Woodchick, Jr. Woodhick, and Jr. Woodchick of the Year. Bring along a lawn chair.

Parker Dam State Park is located at 28 Fairview Rd., Penfield. Call 814-765-0630 for more information.

Coyotes in Pennsylvania

Elk Country Visitor Center

Sunday, Aug. 31

2 p.m. – “Coyotes in Pennsylvania”

Enjoy a fascinating program on this opportunistic wild canine. Learn about the ecological impact the coyote is having in our state and many more interesting facts about this species.  The Elk Country Visitor Center is located at 134 Homestead Dr., Benezette. Please use 950 Winslow Hill Rd. in a navigation system. For more information, please call 814-787-5167.

Fireworks

Curwensville Lake

Sunday, Aug. 31

A fireworks display will be held Sunday, Aug. 31 at the Curwensville Lake. The fireworks will get under way at around 9 p.m. Admission will be $3 per car; a rain date has been set for Monday, Sept. 1.

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End of Summer Bash

Treasure Lake

Monday, Sept. 1

The End of Summer Bash will have a luau theme this year at the Lakeview Lodge. On Monday, Sept. 1, there will be a cook out with music and you can practice your limbo. For more information, call 814-371-0711, Ext. 100 or 903.

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Natural Laundry Detergent Green Wednesday Program

Parker Dam

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Parker Dam State Park will be featuring “Green Wednesdays” throughout September.  Join one of the park’s educators each September Wednesday evening in the Environmental Education Classroom at 6 p.m. to learn methods we can each use to live more naturally, keep common toxins out of our homes, save money, and reduce our environmental footprint.

Whether you might be looking to reduce spending or reduce your environmental footprint, making homemade, natural laundry soap can be a rewarding activity for the whole family to participate in.  Participants will get the opportunity to make a batch of homemade laundry detergent, which they can take home with them to try, alongside a park educator as the benefits of using this type of detergent are discussed.

Parker Dam State Park is located at 28 Fairview Rd., Penfield. For more information, please call 814-765-0630.

Blueprint Communities Town Hall Meeting

Curwensville

Wednesday, Sept. 3

The Curwensville Area Blueprint Communities Team has announced it will host a town hall meeting on Sept. 3.

The town hall meeting will be held from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Curwensville Community Center. The center is located at 11 Stadium Dr., Curwensville.

Members of the public are encouraged to participate and help create a community vision for the Curwensville and Grampian and the Bloom, Penn and Pike Township communities.

For more information, please e-mail Blueprint-Team@cabc.me.

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Open Mic Night

Stew’s Brew Coffeehouse

Thursday, Sept. 4

Every Thursday from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., there is a nice mix of eclectic local sound, great atmosphere drinks and fare. Stew’s Brew Coffeehouse is located at 34 S. Brady St. in downtown DuBois. For more information, please call 814-503-8433.

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