Visit Clearfield County Lists Weekly Events

VCCCLEARFIELD – Staff members at Visit Clearfield County (VCC) have released the weekly events for Dec. 25-31.

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. 25

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. 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.

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Saturday, Dec. 26

Victorian Christmas Tours

Hagarty Mansion

The Victorian Christmas tours will be held 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. 26, and regular admission is $5 per person. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, please call the center at 814-938-1000.

Cold-Blooded Christmas

1 p.m. Elk Country Visitor Center

You will learn all about snakes in Pennsylvania. Many people are afraid of snakes or think they’re gross, but they have some unique and impressive strategies for surviving winter in Pennsylvania.

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Sunday, Dec. 27

Victorian Christmas Tours

Hagarty Mansion

The Victorian Christmas tours will be held 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.

Coyotes of Pennsylvania

1 p.m. Elk Country Visitor Center

Coyotes are one of the most successful predators in the world, and the Eastern Coyote found in Pennsylvania is no exception. Learn just what makes them so successful here, and how the coyotes on our coast differ from those on the west coast.

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Monday, Dec. 28

Winter Wonder

Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center

The three-part program will explore why winter is cold, why it snows and why some winters are more wintery than others. On Monday, Dec. 28 and Tuesday, Dec. 29, there will be two sessions to choose from, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. On Wednesday, Dec. 30, there will be one session from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The program is ideal for children who are in kindergarten through middle school ages. The cost is $7 per person per session, $13 per person for two sessions or $19 per person for all three sessions.  Reservations are appreciated but walk-ins are welcome.  For more information, please call 814-938-1000.

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Tuesday, Dec. 29

Winter Wonder

Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center

The three-part program will explore why winter is cold, why it snows and why some winters are more wintery than others. On Monday, Dec. 28 and Tuesday, Dec. 29, there will be two sessions to choose from, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. On Wednesday, Dec. 30, there will be one session from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The program is ideal for children who are in kindergarten through middle school ages. The cost is $7 per person per session, $13 per person for two sessions or $19 per person for all three sessions.  Reservations are appreciated but walk-ins are welcome.  For more information, please call 814-938-1000.

CPR Course

Clearfield YMCA

From 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, the Clearfield YMCA will hold an American Red Cross CPR course for the professional rescuer. The cost for the course is $65. Call to register with the YMCA’s aquatic director by Dec. 28 at 814-765-5521.

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Wednesday, Dec. 30

Winter Wonder

Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center

The three-part program will explore why winter is cold, why it snows and why some winters are more wintery than others. On Monday, Dec. 28 and Tuesday, Dec. 29, there will be two sessions to choose from, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. On Wednesday, Dec. 30, there will be one session from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The program is ideal for children who are in kindergarten through middle school ages. The cost is $7 per person per session, $13 per person for two sessions or $19 per person for all three sessions.  Reservations are appreciated but walk-ins are welcome.  For more information, please call 814-938-1000.

Extended Hours

DuBois Area Historical Society

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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Thursday, Dec. 31

A dinner buffet and music will be a part of the New Year’s Eve Bash from 5 p.m. – 1 a.m. at the Lakeview Lodge and The Pirate’s Cove. The cost is $25 for adults and $13 for kids ages 6 – 13 years; admission is free for kids under 5 years. Reservations are advised but are not required.

An after dinner party with a DJ will begin at 10 p.m. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age. There is also a $5 cover charge at the door. There will be complimentary hot dogs and sauerkraut at midnight along with a glass of champagne.

For more information, please call 814-913-1430.

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