Visit Clearfield County Lists Weekly Events

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CLEARFIELD – Staff members at Visit Clearfield County (VCC) have announced the weekly events for Oct. 10-16.

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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All about the Moon

Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center

Friday, Oct. 10

The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center will present “All About the Moon,” through Nov. 1. Highlights are “The Moon: Cosmic Decoder Ring” 3D exhibit, a mini “planetarium,” moon folklore and myths and video features about the moon in our theater.

Accuweather.com astronomy blogger Mark Paquette will give a special presentation about the moon for older kids and adults. The presentation, which features stunning images and graphics, will be held two times that day: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The program is included in the regular admission price.

There will be regular $5 per person (children 2 years and under free) admission. Hours are from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday. For more information, please call 814-938-1000. The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center is located at 201 N. Findley St., Punxsutawney.

Haunt Season “Freaks”

Ravenwood Manor

Ravenwood Manor’s Haunt Season “Freaks” is open now until its last weekend on Nov. 1-2. Kids are admitted free and tickets are $12 for adults.

The ticket booth opens at 7 p.m. each night and closes at midnight. Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted for payment.

The groups entering the mansion consist of seven to nine guests. Most children who are under the age of 8 years often cannot make it through the attraction.

The Haunted Attraction Tours last approximately 26 minutes and pass through three floors of mayhem.  Dozens of seasoned actors have been waiting for the arrival of guests.

No use of photography is permitted inside the premises.

The haunted mansion is located at 3263 Crossroads Blvd., Beccaria. For more information, please visitwww.hegartymansion.com.

Sweeney Todd

Reitz Theater, DuBois

The Reitz Theater of DuBois will continue its season with the production of the Stephen Sondheim/Hugh Wheeler musical classic, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10-11 and Oct. 16-18 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 12.

Directed by Becky and Joe Sensor, the production is set in 19th century England. The musical tells the story of Benjamin Barker (Chris Taylor), who returns to England to seek revenge against the Judge Turpin (Ben Hughes), who sentences Barker to a crime he didn’t commit, and steals his wife and daughter.

Barker adopts the name Sweeney Todd and relocates his barber business to the top of Mrs. Lovett’s (Kristie Taylor) pie shop. Todd wants his revenge on the man who has now adopted his daughter and works with Mrs. Lovett on an evil plan.

According to Becky Sensor, the musical is the perfect Halloween show. “Even though the subject matter is very dark,” Sensor says, “there are many humorous moments and many beautiful musical moments. The cast is very talented.

“Many times a show, its director focuses on the stars and their talent. I have to say the most impressive thing about this show is how talented everyone involved with the production is. From the ensemble and the musicians in the orchestra, to the stage manager and the set designer, the talent is outstanding.”

Becky Sensor adds that she’s very impressed with the distance so that those involved with this production have been willing to travel. “We have people from DuBois, Clearfield, Reynoldsville, Punxsutawney and even Indiana.

“I am also so pleased with how much the cast has stepped up to help with costumes and props and all of the little things that it takes to put a show together.”

Sweeney Todd opened on Broadway in 1979, with Broadway legends Len Cariou as Todd, and Angela Lansberry as Mrs. Lovett. The production was nominated for nine Tony Awards, winning eight, including Best Musical. A film adaptation directed by Tim Burton starred Johnny Depp as Todd, Helena Bonham-Carter as Mrs. Lovett, and Alan Rickman as Judge Turpin.

The production is a chilling, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous “barber-ism” and culinary crime is for mature audiences.

Sponsored by Farmers National Bank and Jim Stellabuto’s Everything Under Foot, all tickets are $12 and can be purchased at Reitz Theater ticket outlets: Kohlhepp’s True Value Hardware, Tannery Bar and Grille, Rosie’s Book Shoppe, Stew’s Brews Coffee House, Ms. Cat’s Cache, and S&T Bank on Liberty Boulevard, all in DuBois; the Reitz Theater Box Office, or online at www.reitztheater.com.

Reserve your tickets by calling the box office at 814-375-4274.

Fire Protection Block Party, DuBois

Friday, Oct. 10

A “Fire Prevention Block Party” will be held from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 in downtown DuBois. It will feature Back Alley, fire truck rides, a pig roast, free giveaways and family fun.

The block party will take place on West Long Avenue from Jared to Franklin streets. It’s being hosted by the Downtown Revitalization Group.

For more information, call 814-371-3064 or go to www.downtowndubois.com.

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Clearfield Pumpkin Run/Fall Festival

Saturday, Oct. 11

The fourth annual Pumpkin Run/Walk 5K and Fall Festival will return Saturday to downtown Clearfield. Festivities are hosted by the Clearfield Revitalization Corp.

Day-of race registration will be held from 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. at Market Square. The race will get under way at 8:30 a.m.

Parade of Paws and Runway with the Clearfield County SPCA will be held in conjunction with the 5K run/walk. Please visit www.ClearfieldPumpkinRun.com for more information.

After the race, the fall festival will take place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. This free, family-friendly event will be held on East Market, Third and Locust streets and will feature something for everyone.

More than 100 artisans will feature work ranging from ceramics, fiber, wood, leather and metalwork to jewelry, glass, photography, and mixed-media art pieces.

There will be an array of food and plenty of entertainment at the Lezzer Lumber Stage and in front of the Courthouse. Also, a Classic Car Show will be held in and around the Third Street parking lot.

Kids will be able to “Chalk-Up” Clearfield by designing their own square on the sidewalk compliments of Historica Plus Antiques. Clearfield Fire and Safety personnel will show off their fire trucks to kids.

There will be free hay rides leaving from the Courthouse from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. There will also be games and fall activities for kids all day throughout the festival.

Carved pumpkins can be submitted at the CRC booth for contestants who are 3 -12 years of age. Submitted pumpkins will be on display and can be voted on throughout the day.

In addition, festivalgoers will be able to experience the Pennsylvania DUI Simulator sponsored by State Farm Agent Rob Bozovich and explore the “Daughter of Darkness” Vietnam War Truck and the Red Cross Ambulance.

For more information, call 814-765-6000 or visit www.DiscoverClearfield.com.

Thrills in the Hills

Bike Rally and Concert by Jackyl

Saturday, Oct. 11

The Thrills in the Hills Bike Rally will return to Clearfield on Oct. 11. It will also feature a concert by Jackyl. Concert tickets are $18. The event is hosted at the Clearfield County Fairgrounds.

Blood Trailing 101, Parker Dam

Saturday, Oct. 11

Meet at 2 p.m. – Environmental Education Classroom

Archery season has begun and hunters are pursuing whitetail deer. The “hunt” sometimes begins after the shot is taken. Trailing is an important skill to a hunter– so come learn the basics. We’ll head outside to practice our new skills- please dress appropriately.  Parker Dam State Park is located at 28 Fairview Rd., Penfield. For more information about the program, call 814-765-0630 or go to www.visitpaparks.com.

Farmers Market, downtown DuBois

Saturday, Oct. 11

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.

All about the Moon

Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center

Saturday, Oct. 11

The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center will present “All About the Moon,” through Nov. 1. Highlights are “The Moon: Cosmic Decoder Ring” 3D exhibit, a mini “planetarium,” moon folklore and myths and video features about the moon in our theater.

Accuweather.com astronomy blogger Mark Paquette will give a special presentation about the moon for older kids and adults. The presentation, which features stunning images and graphics, will be held two times that day: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The program is included in the regular admission price.

There will be regular $5 per person (children 2 years and under free) admission. Hours are from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday. For more information, please call 814-938-1000. The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center is located at 201 N. Findley St., Punxsutawney.

Is the Moon Made of Cheese Part 2

Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center

Saturday, Oct. 11

Is the Moon Made of Cheese? Part 2 will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11 and for two sessions at the same cost per child. The sessions will be from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. The cost is $7 per child. Reservations are helpful but not necessary. The two-hour program features activities centered on moon myths and facts and includes time with the exhibits.

Get more information on Weatherdiscovery.org or call 814-938-1000. The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center is located at 201 N. Findley St., Punxsutawney.

A Timeless Tradition, Parker Dam

Saturday, Oct. 11

Meet at 7 p.m. – Campground Amphitheater

Why do some hunters use the bow and arrow to hunt? This video was once shown during Hunter- Trapper Education, as it captures the essence of archery hunting. Come enjoy and then see if you can pass the “quiz”. Perhaps you too will find yourself participating in “a timeless tradition.” Parker Dam State Park is located at 28 Fairview Rd., Penfield. For more information, about the program call 814-765-0630 or go to www.visitpaparks.com.

Haunt Season “Freaks”

Ravenwood Manor

Ravenwood Manor’s Haunt Season “Freaks” is open now until its last weekend on Nov. 1-2. Kids are admitted free and tickets are $12 for adults.

The ticket booth opens at 7 p.m. each night and closes at midnight. Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted for payment.

The groups entering the mansion consist of seven to nine guests. Most children who are under the age of 8 years often cannot make it through the attraction.

The Haunted Attraction Tours last approximately 26 minutes and pass through three floors of mayhem.  Dozens of seasoned actors have been waiting for the arrival of guests.

No use of photography is permitted inside the premises.

The haunted mansion is located at 3263 Crossroads Blvd., Beccaria. For more information, please visitwww.hegartymansion.com.

Sweeney Todd

Reitz Theater, DuBois

The Reitz Theater of DuBois will continue its season with the production of the Stephen Sondheim/Hugh Wheeler musical classic, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10-11 and Oct. 16-18 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 12.

Directed by Becky and Joe Sensor, the production is set in 19th century England. The musical tells the story of Benjamin Barker (Chris Taylor), who returns to England to seek revenge against the Judge Turpin (Ben Hughes), who sentences Barker to a crime he didn’t commit, and steals his wife and daughter.

Barker adopts the name Sweeney Todd and relocates his barber business to the top of Mrs. Lovett’s (Kristie Taylor) pie shop. Todd wants his revenge on the man who has now adopted his daughter and works with Mrs. Lovett on an evil plan.

According to Becky Sensor, the musical is the perfect Halloween show. “Even though the subject matter is very dark,” Sensor says, “there are many humorous moments and many beautiful musical moments. The cast is very talented.

“Many times a show, its director focuses on the stars and their talent. I have to say the most impressive thing about this show is how talented everyone involved with the production is. From the ensemble and the musicians in the orchestra, to the stage manager and the set designer, the talent is outstanding.”

Becky Sensor adds that she’s very impressed with the distance so that those involved with this production have been willing to travel. “We have people from DuBois, Clearfield, Reynoldsville, Punxsutawney and even Indiana.

“I am also so pleased with how much the cast has stepped up to help with costumes and props and all of the little things that it takes to put a show together.”

Sweeney Todd opened on Broadway in 1979, with Broadway legends Len Cariou as Todd, and Angela Lansberry as Mrs. Lovett. The production was nominated for nine Tony Awards, winning eight, including Best Musical. A film adaptation directed by Tim Burton starred Johnny Depp as Todd, Helena Bonham-Carter as Mrs. Lovett, and Alan Rickman as Judge Turpin.

The production is a chilling, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous “barber-ism” and culinary crime is for mature audiences.

Sponsored by Farmers National Bank and Jim Stellabuto’s Everything Under Foot, all tickets are $12 and can be purchased at Reitz Theater ticket outlets: Kohlhepp’s True Value Hardware, Tannery Bar and Grille, Rosie’s Book Shoppe, Stew’s Brews Coffee House, Ms. Cat’s Cache, and S&T Bank on Liberty Boulevard, all in DuBois; the Reitz Theater Box Office, or online at www.reitztheater.com.

Reserve your tickets by calling the box office at 814-375-4274.

Spirit of DuBois Lantern Walk

Saturday, Oct. 11

The DuBois Area Historical Society’s seventh annual Spirit of DuBois Lantern Walk will cover more history than ever before when it takes to the streets on Oct. 11.

In November of 1914, the Borough of DuBois voted to become a Third Class City. Much has happened in the 100 years since that vote and this year’s walk will try to cover some of it.

“This walk will be a little different from previous years,” said Tom Schott, chair of the Lantern Walk. “There will be 10 stops on the walk, each featuring a highlight from the one of the 10 decades following the historic 1914 vote.”

Admission to the Spirit of DuBois Lantern Walk is $5 for adults and $3 for students, with children sixth grade and younger free if accompanied by an adult. All proceeds benefit the DuBois Area Historical Society. The program is suitable for all ages.

There is a change from previous years for the timing of the walks. Due to demand, three tours will leave in the daylight at 5 p.m., 5:20 p.m. and 5:40 p.m. After a brief break, tours will resume at 7 p.m. and leave every 20 minutes thereafter.

To make advance reservations for a specific walk time, telephone 814-371-4627 between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m., starting Sept. 22. Tour groups will be limited to 20 people. Walk-ins are also welcome and will be assigned to the next available tour. The walk is approximately one mile and will last a little more than an hour.

This year’s “Spirits” will include: a reminiscing husband, an underemployed worker, a “colorful” mother, a future racer, five youth concerned with a merger, a tired employee, a Odocoileus virginianus looking for entertainment, a man in search of a dance, a medical businessman, a woman who likes to ring in and a satisfied customer.

“We are very pleased that we have seven people 18 years old and under performing this year,” said Schott. “It is good to have this many young people interested in history.”

The performers include:  Mel Amrheian, Amanda Amrhein, Darius Clement, Sharon Folmar, Ryan Haggerty, Ben Hayes, Beecher Klingensmith, Zach Munn, Noah Orner, Merica Pallone, Carolyn Rhoades, Nancy Rosman, Tom Shade, Caleb Thompson and Levi Thompson.

Mahaffey Camp Applefest

Saturday, Oct. 11

Mahaffey Camp and Conference Center will host an AppleFest on Saturday, Oct. 11, beginning at 9:30 a.m. with a benefit auction.  The day will include homemade apple butter, apple cider, new car show, games and crafts for children, hayrides, horse trail rides and much, much more. There will also be a gospel concert by the worship team of the Blairsville Alliance Church at 3:15 p.m.  A buffet dinner will be served in the dining hall at 4:30 p.m. For more information, please contact the camp office at 814-277-5544.

Fall Festival of Stars

St. Charles Café

Saturday, Oct. 11

The Fall Festival of Stars will be held from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at the St. Charles Café. The cost is $20 per person.

Impersonator songs will be performed by Scott Allegretto (Elvis Presley), Chris Denem (Neil Diamond/Johnny Cash) and Heather Olson (Patsy Cline).

Only 150 tickets will be available and the ticket price includes a variety of snacks. All proceeds will benefit the Clearfield County League of Social Services.

Tickets are available at St. Charles Café, Zalno Jewelers, CCLSS, or by phone at 814-765-3353 or 814-577-0983.

The St. Charles Cafe is located in downtown Clearfield.

Dam Darkness Trail Run

Curwensville Lake

Saturday, Oct. 11

The Dam Darkness is a night race held on the trails at the Curwensville Lake Recreation Area. The challenge will be running these trails in the dark.

The course is approximately seven miles long and marked with glow sticks and reflective materials.  Participants must provide their own illumination.

The start/finish line and all race activities will be held at Pavilion No. 2. The race will start at approximately 7 p.m., but packet pick-up will start at 5:30 p.m. with a mandatory pre-race meeting at the start line at 6:50 p.m.

For further details and registration information, call the Conservation District at 814-765-2629.

Haunted Walk

Curwensville Lake

Saturday, Oct. 11

A Haunted Walk will be held from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at Curwensville Lake. The cost is $2 per person. The Curwensville Lake is located at 1256 Lake Dr., Curwensville.

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Haunt Season “Freaks”

Ravenwood Manor

Ravenwood Manor’s Haunt Season “Freaks” is open now until its last weekend on Nov. 1-2. Kids are admitted free and tickets are $12 for adults.

The ticket booth opens at 7 p.m. each night and closes at midnight. Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted for payment.

The groups entering the mansion consist of seven to nine guests. Most children who are under the age of 8 years often cannot make it through the attraction.

The Haunted Attraction Tours last approximately 26 minutes and pass through three floors of mayhem.  Dozens of seasoned actors have been waiting for the arrival of guests.

No use of photography is permitted inside the premises.

The haunted mansion is located at 3263 Crossroads Blvd., Beccaria. For more information, please visitwww.hegartymansion.com.

Sweeney Todd

Reitz Theater, DuBois

The Reitz Theater of DuBois will continue its season with the production of the Stephen Sondheim/Hugh Wheeler musical classic, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10-11 and Oct. 16-18 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 12.

Directed by Becky and Joe Sensor, the production is set in 19th century England. The musical tells the story of Benjamin Barker (Chris Taylor), who returns to England to seek revenge against the Judge Turpin (Ben Hughes), who sentences Barker to a crime he didn’t commit, and steals his wife and daughter.

Barker adopts the name Sweeney Todd and relocates his barber business to the top of Mrs. Lovett’s (Kristie Taylor) pie shop. Todd wants his revenge on the man who has now adopted his daughter and works with Mrs. Lovett on an evil plan.

According to Becky Sensor, the musical is the perfect Halloween show. “Even though the subject matter is very dark,” Sensor says, “there are many humorous moments and many beautiful musical moments. The cast is very talented.

“Many times a show, its director focuses on the stars and their talent. I have to say the most impressive thing about this show is how talented everyone involved with the production is. From the ensemble and the musicians in the orchestra, to the stage manager and the set designer, the talent is outstanding.”

Becky Sensor adds that she’s very impressed with the distance so that those involved with this production have been willing to travel. “We have people from DuBois, Clearfield, Reynoldsville, Punxsutawney and even Indiana.

“I am also so pleased with how much the cast has stepped up to help with costumes and props and all of the little things that it takes to put a show together.”

Sweeney Todd opened on Broadway in 1979, with Broadway legends Len Cariou as Todd, and Angela Lansberry as Mrs. Lovett. The production was nominated for nine Tony Awards, winning eight, including Best Musical. A film adaptation directed by Tim Burton starred Johnny Depp as Todd, Helena Bonham-Carter as Mrs. Lovett, and Alan Rickman as Judge Turpin.

The production is a chilling, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous “barber-ism” and culinary crime is for mature audiences.

Sponsored by Farmers National Bank and Jim Stellabuto’s Everything Under Foot, all tickets are $12 and can be purchased at Reitz Theater ticket outlets: Kohlhepp’s True Value Hardware, Tannery Bar and Grille, Rosie’s Book Shoppe, Stew’s Brews Coffee House, Ms. Cat’s Cache, and S&T Bank on Liberty Boulevard, all in DuBois; the Reitz Theater Box Office, or online at www.reitztheater.com.

Reserve your tickets by calling the box office at 814-375-4274.

King of the Mountain Bike Race

Sunday, Oct. 12

The King of the Mountain Bike Race will be held Sunday, Oct. 12. It starts at 12 p.m. at the Florian Banquet Center on Mill Road, Clearfield. Proceeds go towards the Clearfield County Habitat for Humanity. For any questions, please call 814-375-9718.

Cider Press and Tasting

Laurel Mountain Vineyard

Sunday, Oct. 12

The public is invited to listen to live music by Dos Hombres, to sample fresh cider and to turn the crank on the old cider press.
Oktoberfest foods and cider will also be available.  The Laurel Mountain Vineyard is located at 1754 Old Grade Rd., Falls Creek, and can be reached at 814-371-7022.

Fall Festival at Bloody Knox

Sunday, Oct. 12

The annual Clearfield County Historical Society Apple Cider Outing and open house will be held Sunday, Oct. 12 at Bloody Knox. Attendees can help make cider, rope, apple butter, butter and shell corn. Also, there will be demonstrations on spinning yarn, making corn brooms, blacksmithing, etc., along with the opportunity to observe a Civil War medical display.

The first 100 children will receive free pumpkins.

The Bloody Knox Log Cabin is located along Route 453 between Curwensville and Madera. For more information, please call 814-765-6125.

Community Movie Night

Hyde Wesleyan Church

Sunday, Oct. 12

A “Community Movie Night” will be held Sunday, Oct. 12 at the Hyde Wesleyan Church. A snack buffet will be followed by a popular movie shown outside. Attendees may bring a favorite snack, dessert and drinks to share.

Also, attendees will need a lawn chair for the movie. The snack bar starts at 6 p.m. and the movie by 7:30 p.m. In case of inclement weather, movie night will be moved indoors.

The Hyde Wesleyan Church is located at 1215 Riverview Rd., Clearfield.

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All about the Moon

Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center

Monday, Oct. 13

The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center will present “All About the Moon,” through Nov. 1. Highlights are “The Moon: Cosmic Decoder Ring” 3D exhibit, a mini “planetarium,” moon folklore and myths and video features about the moon in our theater.

Accuweather.com astronomy blogger Mark Paquette will give a special presentation about the moon for older kids and adults. The presentation, which features stunning images and graphics, will be held two times that day: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The program is included in the regular admission price.

There will be regular $5 per person (children 2 years and under free) admission. Hours are from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday. For more information, please call 814-938-1000. The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center is located at 201 N. Findley St., Punxsutawney.

High Intensity Training 

Lakeview Lodge Pool

Monday, Oct. 13

From beginner to advanced, there will be high intensity strength and cardio training classes for 30 minutes. This is an eight-week course for $5 per class or $50 for the eight weeks. Classes start Monday, Sept. 22 and occur every Monday and Wednesday for eight weeks. Classes will take place at the Lakeview Lodge Poolside. Classes can be taken at 6 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 814-371-0711, Ext. 100.

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All about the Moon

Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center

Tuesday, Oct. 14

The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center will present “All About the Moon,” through Nov. 1. Highlights are “The Moon: Cosmic Decoder Ring” 3D exhibit, a mini “planetarium,” moon folklore and myths and video features about the moon in our theater.

Accuweather.com astronomy blogger Mark Paquette will give a special presentation about the moon for older kids and adults. The presentation, which features stunning images and graphics, will be held two times that day: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The program is included in the regular admission price.

There will be regular $5 per person (children 2 years and under free) admission. Hours are from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday. For more information, please call 814-938-1000. The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center is located at 201 N. Findley St., Punxsutawney.

Story Time

DuBois Public Library

Tuesday, Oct. 14

The DuBois Public Library has announced its story time sessions for 2014-15.

Story time sessions will be held from Sept. 9 – Oct. 16; Nov. 4 – Dec. 11; Jan. 13, 2015 – Feb. 19, 2015; and March 10, 2015 – April 16, 2015.

On Tuesdays at 10 a.m., “Babies & Books” will be held with Miss Becky. Babies who are up to 2 years old and their parent/caregiver can participate in this interactive story time full of finger-plays, songs, stories and bonding time.

On Tuesdays at 11 a.m., “Thrilling Threes” will be held with Miss Chris and Miss Jayme. Children will enjoy stories, songs, finger-plays and fun. Children will work on their independence, while their parents can enjoy the library.

On Thursdays at 10 a.m., “Terrific Twos” will be held with Miss Becky. During this program, 2-year-olds and their parent/caregiver will enjoy this fun-filled story time that will be packed with books, songs and finger-plays.

On Thursdays at 11 a.m., “Fantastic Fours & Fives” will be held with Miss Chris and Miss Sandy. During this program, children will get ready for school with stories, songs and games galore.  Children will work on their independence, while their parents can enjoy the library.

If there is a delayed start or cancellation for the DuBois Area School District, the library will not hold story times. Please call 814-371-5930, Ext. 4, for questions.

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High Intensity Training 

Lakeview Lodge Pool

Wednesday, Oct. 15

From beginner to advanced, there will be high intensity strength and cardio training classes for 30 minutes. This is an eight-week course for $5 per class or $50 for the eight weeks. Classes start Monday, Sept. 22 and occur every Monday and Wednesday for eight weeks. Classes will take place at the Lakeview Lodge Poolside. Classes can be taken at 6 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 814-371-0711, Ext. 100.

Girls Night Out DuBois Mall

Cancer Awareness

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Fight Back in Black: Girls Night Out 2014” will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the DuBois Mall.

Hosted by The Women’s Health Center of Penn Highlands Healthcare, this may be called Girls Night Out, but it will have information for everyone.

“Fight Back in Black” is about cancer awareness. Not only will it include a fashion show with black attire, it will also include information about various cancers. Each model will have a cancer-awareness color on as an accessory as cancer facts are shared.

“We decided to host this year’s event at the DuBois Mall to open this popular event to a larger number of people,” Lori Rancik, RN and case manager of The Women’s Health Center, said.

Girls Night Out is organized and hosted by Penn Highlands Healthcare hospitals, a member of the Spirit of Women Hospital Network, with support provided by Good Housekeeping magazine.

Spirit of Women is a national network of leading hospitals dedicated to improving women’s lives with innovative health and community programs.

At this event, the Gourmet Kitchen and First Commonwealth Bank will provide light refreshments from The Gourmet Kitchen store.

Stores from the mall – JC Penneys, the Deb Shop, Sears, Christopher and Banks, Maurice’s, Smart Buyers Scrub Outlet and Bon Worth –  will provide outfits for fashion show along with downtown DuBois merchants, Trousseaux’s Bridal and Jack’s.

Models will be Penn Highlands Healthcare staff and family members. A T-shirt from the book, “The Fault in our Stars” will be modeled with the book and shirt being given away by Bradley’s Book Outlet.

Other mall stores – the Winery at Wilcox, Claire’s and Your Jewelry Box- will also add to the evening with fun activities.

There will be tables with information from all four Penn Highlands Healthcare mammography departments, Hahne Regional Cancer Center, the American Cancer Society and The Women’s Health Center.

Adagio Health will also have a table to explain to women who are without insurance to cover a mammogram how to get a free test.

For those who are cancer survivors – recently diagnosed or long-time ones – the Breast Cancer Support Group of Penn Highlands DuBois, the Ovarian Cancer Support Group of DuBois and Us TOO prostate cancer support group will have information.

And several healthcare professionals will be on hand to meet the public. They include Paulette Schrieber, women’s health nurse practitioner, St. Marys; Dr. Thomas Carnavale and Deb DeMuro of obstetrics and gynecology from PH Clearfield; Dr. Ryan Rice, plastic surgeon; Susan Mitchell, nurse practitioner from The Lung Center of PH DuBois; Dr. Alexander Batchev of obstetrics and gynecology from PH Elk;  Dr. Daniel Perri, general surgeon from PH Brookville; Dr. Richard Williams, radiologist from PH Clearfield; and Dr. Kathy Elizeus and Dr. Ioanna Kanellitsas, obstetrics and gynecology from PH DuBois. Staff from Life’s Journey will also be available.

The formal program will start at 6 p.m. with a Schrieber sharing her personal cancer story and Dr. Grae Schuster, radiation oncologist at Hahne giving a brief update in the battle against cancer. They will be followed by the fashion show.

“Fight Back in Black is a unique, festive event designed for women to come together while simultaneously learning about critical health and wellness information,” Rancik said.

”We all know that good health is your best fashion accessory, and we hope women will leave this event ready to activate positive change for themselves and their families.”

There is no cost to attend. No RSVPS are needed. For more information, call Rancik at 814-371-9666.

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All about the Moon

Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center

Thursday, Oct. 16

The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center will present “All About the Moon,” through Nov. 1. Highlights are “The Moon: Cosmic Decoder Ring” 3D exhibit, a mini “planetarium,” moon folklore and myths and video features about the moon in our theater.

Accuweather.com astronomy blogger Mark Paquette will give a special presentation about the moon for older kids and adults. The presentation, which features stunning images and graphics, will be held two times that day: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The program is included in the regular admission price.

There will be regular $5 per person (children 2 years and under free) admission. Hours are from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday. For more information, please call 814-938-1000. The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center is located at 201 N. Findley St., Punxsutawney.

Story Time

DuBois Public Library

Thursday, Oct. 16

The DuBois Public Library has announced its story time sessions for 2014-15.

Story time sessions will be held from Sept. 9 – Oct. 16; Nov. 4 – Dec. 11; Jan. 13, 2015 – Feb. 19, 2015; and March 10, 2015 – April 16, 2015.

On Tuesdays at 10 a.m., “Babies & Books” will be held with Miss Becky. Babies who are up to 2 years old and their parent/caregiver can participate in this interactive story time full of finger-plays, songs, stories and bonding time.

On Tuesdays at 11 a.m., “Thrilling Threes” will be held with Miss Chris and Miss Jayme. Children will enjoy stories, songs, finger-plays and fun. Children will work on their independence, while their parents can enjoy the library.

On Thursdays at 10 a.m., “Terrific Twos” will be held with Miss Becky. During this program, 2-year-olds and their parent/caregiver will enjoy this fun-filled story time that will be packed with books, songs and finger-plays.

On Thursdays at 11 a.m., “Fantastic Fours & Fives” will be held with Miss Chris and Miss Sandy. During this program, children will get ready for school with stories, songs and games galore.  Children will work on their independence, while their parents can enjoy the library.

If there is a delayed start or cancellation for the DuBois Area School District, the library will not hold story times. Please call 814-371-5930, Ext. 4, for questions.

Open Mic Night

Stew’s Brew Coffeehouse

Thursday, Oct. 16

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.

Sweeney Todd

Reitz Theater, DuBois

The Reitz Theater of DuBois will continue its season with the production of the Stephen Sondheim/Hugh Wheeler musical classic, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10-11 and Oct. 16-18 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 12.

Directed by Becky and Joe Sensor, the production is set in 19th century England. The musical tells the story of Benjamin Barker (Chris Taylor), who returns to England to seek revenge against the Judge Turpin (Ben Hughes), who sentences Barker to a crime he didn’t commit, and steals his wife and daughter.

Barker adopts the name Sweeney Todd and relocates his barber business to the top of Mrs. Lovett’s (Kristie Taylor) pie shop. Todd wants his revenge on the man who has now adopted his daughter and works with Mrs. Lovett on an evil plan.

According to Becky Sensor, the musical is the perfect Halloween show. “Even though the subject matter is very dark,” Sensor says, “there are many humorous moments and many beautiful musical moments. The cast is very talented.

“Many times a show, its director focuses on the stars and their talent. I have to say the most impressive thing about this show is how talented everyone involved with the production is. From the ensemble and the musicians in the orchestra, to the stage manager and the set designer, the talent is outstanding.”

Becky Sensor adds that she’s very impressed with the distance so that those involved with this production have been willing to travel. “We have people from DuBois, Clearfield, Reynoldsville, Punxsutawney and even Indiana.

“I am also so pleased with how much the cast has stepped up to help with costumes and props and all of the little things that it takes to put a show together.”

Sweeney Todd opened on Broadway in 1979, with Broadway legends Len Cariou as Todd, and Angela Lansberry as Mrs. Lovett. The production was nominated for nine Tony Awards, winning eight, including Best Musical. A film adaptation directed by Tim Burton starred Johnny Depp as Todd, Helena Bonham-Carter as Mrs. Lovett, and Alan Rickman as Judge Turpin.

The production is a chilling, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous “barber-ism” and culinary crime is for mature audiences.

Sponsored by Farmers National Bank and Jim Stellabuto’s Everything Under Foot, all tickets are $12 and can be purchased at Reitz Theater ticket outlets: Kohlhepp’s True Value Hardware, Tannery Bar and Grille, Rosie’s Book Shoppe, Stew’s Brews Coffee House, Ms. Cat’s Cache, and S&T Bank on Liberty Boulevard, all in DuBois; the Reitz Theater Box Office, or online at www.reitztheater.com.

Reserve your tickets by calling the box office at 814-375-4274.

Going on a Bear Hike, Parker Dam

Thursday, Oct. 16

5:30 p.m. – Environmental Education Classroom

They have evoked awe since they were first seen by humans.  Come learn about the Pennsylvania black bear, its natural history and adaptations.  We’ll try our luck at finding black bear sign around the park. Parker Dam State Park is located at 28 Fairview Rd., Penfield.

Haunt Season “Freaks”

Ravenwood Manor

Ravenwood Manor’s Haunt Season “Freaks” is open now until its last weekend on Nov. 1-2. Kids are admitted free and tickets are $12 for adults.

The ticket booth opens at 7 p.m. each night and closes at midnight. Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted for payment.

The groups entering the mansion consist of seven to nine guests. Most children who are under the age of 8 years often cannot make it through the attraction.

The Haunted Attraction Tours last approximately 26 minutes and pass through three floors of mayhem.  Dozens of seasoned actors have been waiting for the arrival of guests.

No use of photography is permitted inside the premises.

The haunted mansion is located at 3263 Crossroads Blvd., Beccaria. For more information, please visitwww.hegartymansion.com.

Other News

The Philipsburg Revitalization Corp., along with Carns Equipment of Clearfield, will raffle off a brand-new 2014 Polaris Ranger 570 Side-by-Side.

Chances are $5 each and can be purchased by calling Dana Shoemaker at 814-577-3954 or by e-mailing mainst@philipsburgpa.org. The off-road vehicle will be given away at 1 p.m. after the Christmas parade Dec. 6 in downtown Philipsburg.

The winner does not need to be present at the parade; however, if the winner is present, the PRC will pay the Pennsylvania sales tax and registration.  There is also a second prize of $250 and a third prize of $150 in cash.

 

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