Visit Clearfield County Lists Weekly Events

CLEARFIELD – Staff members at Visit Clearfield County (VCC) have announced the weekly events for Dec. 5-11.

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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10 Keys to Healthy Aging Workshops

Curwensville Community Center

Friday, Dec. 5

You can take ownership of your health and attend educational workshops to learn about the 10 Keys to healthy aging and the many no-cost and low-cost preventative services provided by Medicare to help keep you healthy. The free workshops are taught by certified health ambassadors and APPRISE counselors at the Curwensville Community Center.

Lunch is available for a donation. Please call in advance if you plan to have lunch. The workshops are sponsored by the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging. For more information and to pre-register, call 814-765-2696 or 800-225-8571.

A Christmas Story

Reitz Theater

The Reitz Theater in DuBois will conclude its 2014 season with Jean Shepherd’s holiday classic, A Christmas Story Dec. 5-6 and Dec. 11-13 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 2 p.m.

This year’s production will also include a toy drive to benefit Toys For Tots. Those attending are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the show.

Tickets are $10 for adults, seniors and students are $8 and Kids 12 and under are $5. Tickets are available at Kohlhepp’s True Value Hardware, Rosie’s Book Shop, Ms. Cat’s Cache and S&T Bank on Liberty Boulevard, all located in DuBois. To reserve your tickets, call the Reitz Theater Box Office at 814- 375-4274 or go online at reitztheater.com.

Christmas Search for Peace Pageant

Curwensville United Methodist Church

The Search for Peace is presented annually by the members of the community and surrounding areas at the Curwensville United Methodist Church. It will be held this year Dec. 5-7.

Unlike other Christmas plays, this pageant is performed entirely in the dark. The story is told entirely through music and narration, using spotlights to present the scenes.

Admission is free to all performances. A freewill offering is taken, however. Group reservations for 10 or more people are accepted and kept until 15 minutes prior to the performances.

Performances will be 8 p.m. Dec. 5; 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 6 and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 7. The church is located at 602 State St., Curwensville, and can be reached at 814-236-1976.

Taste of the Town Spirit Tour

Downtown Clearfield

Friday, Dec. 5

On Friday, Dec. 5, the Taste of the Town Spirit Tour will be held from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. in downtown Clearfield. Tickets are $20 and include a complementary wine glass, wine and food samples exclusive specials at local shops.

Tickets are available at the Clearfield Revitalization Corp. office at 6 S. Front St., Clearfield. Please call 814-765-6000 for more information.

Friday Night Live!

Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre

Friday, Dec. 5

Shepherd & Archibald, a unique musical duo from the Dubois area, will perform Dec. 5 at Friday Night Live!

The duo will perform songs from old and new Irish, Scottish and English folk music. Other songs may also get thrown into the mix.

Friday Night Live! is an open mic/variety show featuring comedy and music at the Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre (CAST). Shows are held at 7 p.m. the first Friday of every month.

Admission is $3 to the family-friendly event.

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Christmas Search for Peace Pageant

Curwensville United Methodist Church

The Search for Peace is presented annually by the members of the community and surrounding areas at the Curwensville United Methodist Church. It will be held this year Dec. 5-7.

Unlike other Christmas plays, this pageant is performed entirely in the dark. The story is told entirely through music and narration, using spotlights to present the scenes.

Admission is free to all performances. A freewill offering is taken, however. Group reservations for 10 or more people are accepted and kept until 15 minutes prior to the performances.

Performances will be 8 p.m. Dec. 5; 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 6 and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 7. The church is located at 602 State St., Curwensville, and can be reached at 814-236-1976.

A Christmas Story

Reitz Theater

The Reitz Theater in DuBois will conclude its 2014 season with Jean Shepherd’s holiday classic, A Christmas Story Dec. 5-6 and Dec. 11-13 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 2 p.m.

This year’s production will also include a toy drive to benefit Toys For Tots. Those attending are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the show.

Tickets are $10 for adults, seniors and students are $8 and Kids 12 and under are $5. Tickets are available at Kohlhepp’s True Value Hardware, Rosie’s Book Shop, Ms. Cat’s Cache and S&T Bank on Liberty Boulevard, all located in DuBois. To reserve your tickets, call the Reitz Theater Box Office at 814- 375-4274 or go online at reitztheater.com.

Free Christmas Movie

Ritz Theater

Saturday, Dec. 6

The “Save the Ritz” Committee has announced that there will be a free movie on Dec. 6. It will be sponsored by the Clearfield, Elk, Cameron and Jefferson Central Labor Council AFL-CIO.

The movie, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” starring Jim Carrey, will be shown at 10 a.m. Families are invited to enjoy the movie before welcoming Santa to town during the Christmas parade.

Clearfield Christmas Parade

Downtown Clearfield

Saturday, Dec. 6

The Clearfield YMCA Christmas parade will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.

The line-up will be on North Third Street between Reed and Locust streets.  The parade will step off on the corner of Third and Locust streets in downtown Clearfield.

Participants will proceed on North Third Street, turning right onto Market Street, right onto North Second Street and right onto Pine Street.

The line-up will include: Sgt. William L. Dixon Detachment Marine Corps League, Clearfield Borough police with Mayor James Schell, Clearfield Bison Marching Band, Animal Welfare Council/Allegheny Spay & Neuter Clinic, Altoona Curve baseball, Children’s Aid Society, Orphans of the Storm, Trinity United Methodist Church, CNB Bank, Girl Scouts, Clearfield YMCA Child Care, “The Grinch,” “Willy the Y Owl,” WOKW 102.9, Clearfield Center for Active Living and the Clearfield Volunteer Fire Department with Santa Claus.

Santa will arrive to Clearfield via a fire truck, and after the parade, all children with parents are invited to join him and Mrs. Claus inside the YMCA gym.  Free hot chocolate, cookies, a stocking and photo opportunities with Santa will be a part of the fun.

The public is invited to attend.

For more information, call the Clearfield YMCA at 814-765-5521.

Windows 8 Workshop

DuBois Business College

Saturday, Dec. 6

Are you finding Windows 8 a bit challenging? You can learn to navigate Windows 8 at a DuBois Business College workshop on Dec. 6 at DuBois Main Campus from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The cost is $35 per person.

Holiday Home & Business Tour

DuBois

Saturday, Dec. 6

The Downtown DuBois Revitalization Group will present its sixth annual Holiday Home & Business Tour on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.  It is a self-directed tour of seven locations all decorated for Christmas.

This year the reach of the tour has expanded to include a beautiful home in Treasure Lake, as well as lovely homes near Penn State DuBois and in the downtown area.  Business locations include Brady Street Florist, Winkler Gallery of Fine Art and Kreative Kreations.

Tickets are $12. Tickets are available at Merle Norman Boutique, the DDRG, DuBois Chamber of Commerce and Toni Kulbacki Barber Shop. Ticket sales benefit Downtown DuBois holiday events and decor.

If you’re interested in being a participant next year, call the Downtown DuBois Revitalization Group at 814-371-3064. The DDRG is located at 35 W. Scribner Ave., DuBois and online at www.downtowndubois.com.

Holiday Celebration

Winkler Gallery

Saturday, Dec. 6

The Winkler Gallery of Art & Education Holiday Celebration will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.  You can enjoy live music and light refreshments in a sparkling atmosphere.  Winkler Gallery is located at 36 N. Brady St., DuBois and online at www.winklergalleryoffineart.org.

Randy Clark and The Rusty Spurs

Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre

Saturday, Dec. 6

Randy Clark and The Rusty Spurs will perform Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.; the show will get under way at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door or reserved by calling the CAST office at 814-765-4474.

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Christmas Search for Peace Pageant

Curwensville United Methodist Church

The Search for Peace is presented annually by the members of the community and surrounding areas at the Curwensville United Methodist Church. It will be held this year Dec. 5-7.

Unlike other Christmas plays, this pageant is performed entirely in the dark. The story is told entirely through music and narration, using spotlights to present the scenes.

Admission is free to all performances. A freewill offering is taken, however. Group reservations for 10 or more people are accepted and kept until 15 minutes prior to the performances.

Performances will be 8 p.m. Dec. 5; 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 6 and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 7. The church is located at 602 State St., Curwensville, and can be reached at 814-236-1976.

A Christmas Story

Reitz Theater

The Reitz Theater in DuBois will conclude its 2014 season with Jean Shepherd’s holiday classic, A Christmas Story Dec. 5-6 and Dec. 11-13 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 2 p.m.

This year’s production will also include a toy drive to benefit Toys For Tots. Those attending are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the show.

Tickets are $10 for adults, seniors and students are $8 and Kids 12 and under are $5. Tickets are available at Kohlhepp’s True Value Hardware, Rosie’s Book Shop, Ms. Cat’s Cache and S&T Bank on Liberty Boulevard, all located in DuBois. To reserve your tickets, call the Reitz Theater Box Office at 814- 375-4274 or go online at reitztheater.com.

DuBois Cultural Church Tour 

Sunday, Dec. 7

There will be a DuBois Cultural Church Tour through the DuBois Area Council on the Arts on Sunday, Dec. 7.

You can travel to two churches in the DuBois area and take physical tours around the buildings. You can learn about their history, architecture and any art in the building. Refreshments will be served after the second church tour.

For more information, contact the DuBois Area Council on the Arts at www.duboisareacouncilonthearts.com or call 814-371-6809.

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Tribute

Sunday, Dec. 7

Seventy-three years ago on Dec. 7, the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Hawaii was attacked by aircraft from the Imperial Japanese Navy.  America was at war.  On Sunday, Dec. 7, this event will be remembered in a tribute beneath the guns of the battleship USS PENNSYLVANIA, which was a witness to that attack. It will be held at 12:45 p.m. The PA Military Museum is located at 51 Boal Ave., Boalsburg. More information is available at www.pamilmuseum.org or 814-466-6263.

Breakfast Buffet

Rescue Hose & Ladder Company

Sunday, Dec. 7

A breakfast buffet will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Rescue Hose & Ladder Company, Curwensville. It will include eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, waffles, coffee, tea and juice.

Admission is $6.50 for adults, $3.50 for kids who are 5 years and under and 10 percent discount for seniors. Proceeds benefit the fire company.

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Story Time

DuBois Public Library

Nov. 4, 2014 – Dec. 11

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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Poetry Reading

Stew’s Brew Coffeehouse

Wednesday, Dec. 10

You can expand your literacy horizons during a poetry reading on the second Wednesday of every month at the Stew’s Brew Coffeehouse, DuBois. The reading takes place from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., and you’re invited to bring your work. For more information, call Stew’s Brew at 814-503-8433 or Jack Day at 814-776-6840.

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Story Time

DuBois Public Library

Nov. 4, 2014 – Dec. 11

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, Dec. 11

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.

Spaghetti Dinner

Curwensville Community Center

Thursday, Dec. 11

A spaghetti dinner will be served from 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. every Thursday, except for holidays, at the Curwensville Community Center. The Italian dinner will include spaghetti, meatballs, salad and Italian bread.  Admission is $6 per adult and $2 per child; both dine-in and take-out will be available. The Curwensville Community Center is located at 11 Stadium Dr., Curwensville.

A Christmas Story

Reitz Theater

The Reitz Theater in DuBois will conclude its 2014 season with Jean Shepherd’s holiday classic, A Christmas Story Dec. 5-6 and Dec. 11-13 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 2 p.m.

This year’s production will also include a toy drive to benefit Toys For Tots. Those attending are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the show.

Tickets are $10 for adults, seniors and students are $8 and Kids 12 and under are $5. Tickets are available at Kohlhepp’s True Value Hardware, Rosie’s Book Shop, Ms. Cat’s Cache and S&T Bank on Liberty Boulevard, all located in DuBois. To reserve your tickets, call the Reitz Theater Box Office at 814- 375-4274 or go online at reitztheater.com.

Other News

Trees of Giving at DuBois Mall

Individuals can bring a canned food item(s) and place them in the box of your favorite store’s tree through Dec. 12. The DuBois Mall is located at 5522 Shaffer Rd., Suite 122, DuBois.

Shop Benezette

You can join the community on Dec. 5-7 for the third annual Shop Benezette. There will be savings, specials and unique gifts found in the Benezette area. Also, on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m., you can join the community for light up the tree at the Benezette School House.

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