Visit Clearfield County Lists Weekly Events

VCCCLEARFIELD – Staff members at Visit Clearfield County (VCC) have released the weekly events for Dec. 18-24.

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).

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Friday, Dec. 18

Camp Sandstone

Every time a person stays at Camp Sandstone in 2015, they receive a chance to win one free night stay in 2016. At the end of the year, the staff members will draw one name. Camp Sandstone is a rustic cabin rental with a private setting on five acres of wooded pines. It will comfortably sleep four guests and is pet friendly. People can book stays atwww.campstandstone.com.

Victorian Christmas Tours

Hagarty Mansion

The Victorian Christmas tours will be held Dec. 18-20, Dec. 25-27 and Jan. 1-3. Doors will open at 1 p.m. and close at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children who are 12 years and under.

The mansion consists of 27 rooms and is decorated with 17 Victorian Christmas trees “with all the extras.” As well, mantles, stairways and chandeliers will be draped with garland, and the halls will be filled with sights, sounds and smells of the Christmas season.

Your self-guided tour will allow you to stroll through the mansion at your own pace. There will be non-interactive actors along the way dressed in Victorian-themed costumes, and you may run into a few ghostly spirits from Christmas Past.

Business-to-Business Wine & Cheese Mixer

Elk Country Visitor Center

A Business-to-Business Wine & Cheese Mixer will be held from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18 at the Elk Country Visitor Center. Please RSVP to cawehler@windstream.net or at 814-787-5170.

Friday Night Live!

Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre

Friday Night Live will offer a night of laughter Dec. 18 at the Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre in downtown Clearfield.

Friday Night Live is an open mic variety show featuring live comedy and music. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. show.

Admission is $5 with all proceeds benefiting the local non-profit arts center, CAST. Friday Night Live T-shirts will also be available for sale.

Organizers are always looking for stand-up comedians, sketch comedy, improv comedy, singers of funny songs, etc. to perform on stage.

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Saturday, Dec. 19

Victorian Christmas Tours

Hagarty Mansion

The Victorian Christmas tours will be held Dec. 18-20, Dec. 25-27 and Jan. 1-3. Doors will open at 1 p.m. and close at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children who are 12 years and under.

The mansion consists of 27 rooms and is decorated with 17 Victorian Christmas trees “with all the extras.” As well, mantles, stairways and chandeliers will be draped with garland, and the halls will be filled with sights, sounds and smells of the Christmas season.

Your self-guided tour will allow you to stroll through the mansion at your own pace. There will be non-interactive actors along the way dressed in Victorian-themed costumes, and you may run into a few ghostly spirits from Christmas Past.

Super Science Saturdays

Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center

Participants will learn and have fun with simple experiments. The program is available from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, and regular admission is $5 per person. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, please call the center at 814-938-1000.

Christmas Concert

DuBois Vocal Arts Ensemble

Reitz Theater

The DuBois Vocal Arts Ensemble will be held Saturday, Dec. 19 at the Reitz Theater in DuBois. For more information, please call 814-375-4274 or e-mail reitztheater@verizon.net or visit www.reitztheater.com.

Breakfast with Mickey and Minnie

Fourth Ward Hose House

Breakfast with Mickey and Minnie will be held from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Fourth Ward Hose House in DuBois. For more information, please call 814-371-3064 or e-mail manager@downtowndubois.com.

Miracle of Jesus

Treasure Lake Church, DuBois

Members of the Treasure Lake Church invite you to experience the Miracle of Jesus on Saturday, Dec. 19. A free breakfast buffet will be available from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.; there will also be an opportunity for children to have their photo taken with Santa.

Toys for Naughty Kids Benefit Concert

A “Toys for Naughty Kids” benefit concert Saturday, Dec. 19 will feature local bands, singers and performers. A new, unwrapped toy, gift cards, or cash donations will be accepted as admission, and the concert will take place in the Galaxy Hall above the WPAL Boxing & Fitness Center.

Invasive Species of Pennsylvania

1 p.m. Elk Country Visitor Center

You may be surprised to know that Pennsylvania is home to many invasive and exotic species. You will learn what species fall into this category, just how they got here and why they may be harming our environment.

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Sunday, Dec. 20

Victorian Christmas Tours

Hagarty Mansion

The Victorian Christmas tours will be held Dec. 18-20, Dec. 25-27 and Jan. 1-3. Doors will open at 1 p.m. and close at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children who are 12 years and under.

The mansion consists of 27 rooms and is decorated with 17 Victorian Christmas trees “with all the extras.” As well, mantles, stairways and chandeliers will be draped with garland, and the halls will be filled with sights, sounds and smells of the Christmas season.

Your self-guided tour will allow you to stroll through the mansion at your own pace. There will be non-interactive actors along the way dressed in Victorian-themed costumes, and you may run into a few ghostly spirits from Christmas Past.

Rabbits and Hares of Pennsylvania

1 p.m., Elk Country Visitor Center

Usually, you think of rabbits and hares during the spring, but these animals have some unique adaptations that allow them to survive the harsh winters in Pennsylvania. Join us as we discuss what makes these animals so unique.

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Wednesday, Dec. 23

DuBois Historical Society

Extended Hours

The DuBois Area Historical Society is extending its year to accommodate those looking for Christmas gifts.

The museum at 30 W. Long Ave., DuBois, will be open on Nov. 28 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. and on Wednesdays in December from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Books and historical collectables are available for purchase, including the recently reprinted book, “The Hills of Home” by Jennie Dixon, and the 2016 DuBois Area Historical Society calendar “Making A Living:  Mining Coal.”

With the exception of the dates listed, the DuBois Area Historical Society will be open by appointment only until April 1, 2016.

For additional information or to make an appointment for another day, please telephone 814-371-9006.

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