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Pyotr Llich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 and Violin Concerto in D major, featuring soloist Sam Rotberg. 8 PM. Butler County Community College, Succop Theater, 107 College Dr., Butler. 724-284-8505. www.bc3.edu/succop-theater.

May 19: The Succop Theater presents the Pittsburgh Philharmonic performing Tchaikovsky. Two monumental pieces by the great Russian master

walk. Jennings’ staff will describe the unique history, uses and folklore of the season’s first blossoms. The program includes a very brief indoor introduction followed by an outdoor walk through the forest. 2-4 PM. Jennings Environmental Education Center, 2951 Prospect Rd., Slippery Rock. 724-794‑6011. www.visitpaparks.com.

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Love your Mother! Please recycle this brochure or pass it along to a friend! Celebrate 50 years of Lernerville Speedway!

May 14: Spring Wildflowers. Celebrate the arrival of spring with a wildflower

desserts and more. 10 AM-2 PM. $15. 2865 William Flynn Highway, Slippery Rock. 724-738-4964. www.oldstonehousepa.org/foodways.

May 13: Open Hearth Cooking Class, “Spring Extravaganza” at The Old Stone House. The course features early American recipes for fried chicken, soup, 3rd Congressional District. There will be an art competition ceremony and reception. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Kelly. 1-3 PM. Bottlebrush: A Gallery for the Arts, 539 Main St., Harmony. 724-452-0539. www.bottlebrusharts.com.

May 13: 2017 Nationwide Artistic Discovery Competition. This is for the

the Mars Area Public Library. 5K course goes through Treesdale neighborhoods. Awards will be presented at the Cider House. 9 AM. Treesdale Commons, One Treesdale Commons, Gibsonia. $20. Register online at www.active.com or at the library. 724-625-9048. www.marsarealibrary.org.

during the Members Only Art Show. $5. Doors open 6 PM. Associated Artists of Butler County, 344 S. Main St., Butler. 724-283-6922. www.butlerartcenter.org.

can also vote for their favorite car in the Cruza for Kids. All proceeds will be donated to the Specialty Outreach Services, an organization focused on giving juveniles a safe place to work. Free. 11AM-3PM. Butler Farm Show Grounds, 625 Evans City Rd., Butler. 724-789-9797. www.carechiro.com.

May 6: Spring Open House. Celebrate May and welcome in Springtime by

May 13: 5th Annual Book It 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk. This event benefits

310 East Grandview Ave. Zelienople, PA 16063 866.856.8444 www.VisitButlerCounty.com

May 13: Kids Day America. Activities include hayrides, slides and concerts. Kids

May 13: Glacier Ridge Trail Ultramarathons and Trail Race. The Glacier Ridge Trail Ultramarathon & Trail Race will be back for the seventh year at Moraine State Park. Runners from all over the area will travel to Moraine State Park to participate in four different events that will test their running abilities from a 30K trail run to a 50 mile ultramarathon. 5 AM-8:30 PM. Moraine State Park, 118 N. Shore Dr., Pavilion #7, Portersville. www.glacierridgetrailultra.com. *May 12-14: Groucho: A Life in Revue at The Strand Theater. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Theater Critic, this show is an energetic romp through the life of one of Vaudeville’s pioneers. Fast-paced, but also heartfelt and sentimental. $35/reserved seating. $25/limited or obstructed view. $30/Broadway on Main subscription. Fri. and Sat. 8 PM. Sun. 2 PM. 119 N. Main St., Zelienople. 724-742-0400. www.thestrandtheater.org. May 11: Drumming in Harmony, Women’s Drum Circle. Drums will be provided. 7-9 PM. $25 in advance. Bottlebrush: A Gallery for the Arts, 539 Main St., Harmony. 724-452-0539. www.bottlebrusharts.com. May 11: Art in the Park Canvas Party. Grab your friends and join us for an evening of art in the park. Our talented instructor will guide you through a painting that you can take home. 6-8 PM. $35. Zelienople Community Park, 402 E. Beaver St., Zelienople. 724-452-0231. www.myzeliepark.org. The BlueSox are proud to play their home games on the same field (formerly Pullman Park) that has hosted some of the greatest ballplayers of all time, including Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig and Josh Gibson. Tickets $7-9. Order online, by phone, or at the ballpark. Plum St. (Off of Pillow St.), Butler. 724-256-9994. www. butlerbluesox.net. • May: 30, 31 (6:35 pm) • June: 3 (7:05 pm), 4 (1:35 pm) 6, 7 (both at 6:35 pm), 15 (6:35 pm), 16, 17 (both at 7:05 pm), 18 (1:35 pm), 22 (6:35 pm), 23 (7:05 pm), 29 (6:35 pm), 30 (7:05 pm) • July : 3, 4, 5 (all 6:35 pm), 11, 12, 13 (all 6:35 pm), 18, 19, 20 (all 6:35 pm), 21 (7:05 pm), 27 (6:35 pm), 28 (7:05 pm), 29 (7:05 pm), 30 (4:05 pm) • August: 4, 5 (both at 7:05 pm)

While you’re here, we hope you’ll get out and explore the 790 miles we call home. From rustic and rural to festive and friendly, experiences await visitors of all types. Scenic and serene parks offer just about any outdoor activity you can think of, on water or land. Museums, art galleries, specialty shops, festivals, wineries, historic sites and golf courses can be found around every turn. The four seasons bring delightful changes, so you’ll find something to fall in love with any time of the year. One of the best parts is – it’s easy to get here! The Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-79, I-80 and Routes 422, 19 and 8 all run through the county. So stop reading and plan your Butler County getaway today! Spend a few nights in one of our scenic campgrounds, quaint B&Bs or comfortable hotels.

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Butler BlueSox Home Games at Kelly Automotive Park

Lernerville Speedway is home of the “Fab Four,” 410 Sprint Cars, Late Models, BigBlock Modifieds and Stock Cars. Visit our website for the complete race schedule. $14/adults. $10/seniors. $7/students ages 11-17. Kids 10 and under always free. 313 North Pike Rd., Sarver. 724-353-1511. www.lernerville.com.

May 19: Underground Band Night. Enjoy an evening of entertainment. $5. Doors open 6 PM. Associated Artists of Butler County, 344 S. Main St., Butler. 724-283-6922. www.butlerartcenter.org. May 19: House Concert at Bottlebrush: A Gallery for the Arts. Join us for a performance of original music by Malcolm Holcombe. He is an acclaimed contemporary of Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle having shared the stage with Merle Haggard, Richard Thompson, John Hammond and Leon Russell. His soul-stirring lyrics are hill country high poetry. This event is BYOB and an RSVP is required. 7 PM. $15. 539 Main St., Harmony. 724-452-0539. www.bottlebrusharts.com. *May 20-21: Portersville Steam Show Spring Gas-up. A vintage village, saw mill, cider press, gas engines, oil field equipment, farm animals, train rides, steam engines, flea market, crafts, food, kids’ pedal tractor pulling, tractor pulls and a steam building are some of the features to enjoy. 8 AM-8 PM. Portersville Steam Show Grounds, 1512 Perry Hwy., Portersville. 724-285-7038. www.portersvillesteamshow.org. May 20: 15th Annual Spring Garden Market and Home Show. Specialty food items, live entertainment, children’s activities including face painting, live animals and crafts, landscaping materials, live plants and more available for purchase throughout the day. 9 AM-3 PM. Free. Alameda Park, Odd Fellow Circle, 184 Alameda Park Rd., Butler. 724-284-5383. www.co.butler.pa.us/Parks_Special_Events. May 20: Big Truck Day. Hands on opportunity to explore working trucks and specialty vehicles of all types. Children of all ages will be given the opportunity to meet the people who serve and protect our community. Enjoy crafts and activities for all ages. 11 AM-2 PM. $5. Zelienople Community Park, 402 E. Beaver St., Zelienople. 724-452-0231. www.myzeliepark.org. May 20: The Pittsburgh Doo Wop Big Band Concert. The repertoire consists of all original Doo Wop style charts and the band will perform "Memories are made with music - A Tribute to the 50's, 60's & 70's". There will be gift baskets and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will benefit the purchase and restoration of the historic Penn Theater. Doors open 6 PM. Concert starts 7:30 PM. $20. Butler Intermediate High School Auditorium, 551 Fairground Hill Rd., Butler. 412-519-4321. www.penntheaterbutler.com. May 21: Mighty Moraine Man Spring Sprint. Triathlon, 1/4 mile swim, 14 mile bike and 3.1 mile run; Duathlon, 3.1 mile run, 14 mile bike, 3.1 mile run; Aqua Bike, 1/4 mile swim, 14 mile bike; Adventure Race, 2 mile kayak, 14 mile bike, 3.1 mile run; Relay (2-3 People) 1/4 mile swim, 14 mile bike, 3.1 mile run. 9 AM. Moraine State Park, Lakeview Beach, N. Shore Dr., Portersville. 724-321-4265. www.getfitfamilies.com. www.mightymoraineman.com. May 21: WBOG is On The Air. The music will include several familiar radio jingles from years gone by as well as familiar doo-wop tunes, show tunes and ballads. Featuring several local high school quartets as well as 4th Place finalists from the 2017 International Senior's Quartet contest, "Unfinished Business." 6-7:30 PM. $10\ online. $12\at the door. Cardinal Wuerl High School, 1617 Rt. 228, Cranberry Twp. 724-591-1849. www.bogmeisters.com. May 21: Nature Detectives: The Case of the Wiggly Worms. Use detective skills to observe and gather data about earthworms. Participants will report findings to scientists so they can to learn more about where worms are located, what kinds are in our area and how quickly they are spreading. Designed for children age six and older. Dress appropriately, rain or shine. Pre-registration by May 17. 2-4 PM. Jennings Environmental Education Center, 2951 Prospect Rd., Slippery Rock. 724-794‑6011. www.events.dcnr.pa.gov. May 25: Time for Me, Women’s Creative Circle. There will be a different art project every month. 6:30-8:30 PM. $25. Bottlebrush: A Gallery for the Arts, 539 Main St., Harmony. 724-452-0539. www.bottlebrusharts.com. *May 26-June 17: Annual Spring Art Show. Awards presented for 1st and 2nd place for painting, work on paper, photography, craft and sculpture. Join us for the opening reception Fri., May 26 from 7-9 PM. All works may be viewed during normal gallery hours Wed-Fri. 10 AM-4 PM and Sat. 12-4 PM. Associated Artists of Butler County, 344 S. Main St., Butler. 724-283-6922. www.butlerartcenter.org. May 26: Meet the Photographer. Attend the opening reception for the Butler Art Center Spring show and meet Teri Getsay, a self-taught nature, landscape and portrait photographer from Butler County. The art show will run through June 16 with her entered items available for purchase until then. Schedule a photo session at the reception and you will save 10%! 7-9 PM. Free admission. 344 S. Main St., Butler. 412-629-5097. www.facebook.com/terigetsayphotography.

Every Friday through August: Racing at Lernerville Speedway

*May 26-June 17: Small Works Art Show. This show will be in the Mezzanine Gallery and coincide with the Annual Spring Art Show. All pieces will be under 12 inches on any side. Wed-Fri. 10 AM-4 PM. Sat. 12-4 PM. Free. Associated Artists of Butler County, 344 S. Main St., Butler. 724-283-6922. www.butlerartcenter.org.

Moraine State Park Contact Information Many of our events take place at Moraine State Park, Butler County’s top attraction.

www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/moraine 724-368-8811 225 Pleasant Valley Rd., Portersville *May 26-29: 21st Annual Outdoor Extravaganza. A weekend full of outdoor activities, fun workshops, evening entertainment, meals and camping. Sponsored by Butler Outdoor Club. Camping and food are optional. Various levels of hikes, water trips, bike trips and workshops. 9 AM or 1 PM. Breakneck Campground, 1757 Cheeseman Rd., Portersville. 724-526-5407. www.outdoorextravaganza.org. *May 27-29: YMCA Camp/Armco Park Pool Open. The pool will be open as of Memorial Day weekend. There will be games, activities, snacks and lots of family fun. Try the Splash Pad with spray nozzles, fire hydrant, mushroom, umbrella and drenching buckets. 12-7 PM. YMCA Camp/ARMCO Park, 341 Centerville Pike, Slippery Rock. 724-287-4733. www.armcopark.bcfymca.org. May 28: Military Appreciation Day. Thank you for your service. Free admission for veterans or active military with ID. $5/ dependents. North Boundary Park, 450 N. Boundary Park Dr., Cranberry Twp. 724-779-4386. www.pa-cranberrytownship3.civicplus.com. May 29: YMCA Camp/Armco Park Pool Free Admission Day. There will be games, activities, snacks and lots of family fun. Try the Splash Pad with spray nozzles, fire hydrant, mushroom, umbrella and drenching buckets. 12-7 PM. YMCA Camp/ARMCO Park, 341 Centerville Pike, Slippery Rock. 724-287-4733. www.armcopark.bcfymca.org. May 30: Harmony Museum’s Annual "Quilt in a Day" Program. Presented by Patricia Knoechel based on newest publications and patterns by Knoechel and Sister “Quilt in a Day” founder syndicated television quilter Eleanor Burns. Reservations recommended. 10 AM-Noon. Stewart Hall, 218 Mercer St., Harmony. 724-452-7341. www.harmonymuseum.org. May 30: Butler BlueSox Home Opener. The BlueSox are members of one of the best collegiate summer league wooden bat leagues in the nation, the Prospect League. It's quality entertainment for the whole family at a great price. 6:30-9:30 PM. $7. Kelly Automotive Park, 100 Pullman Park Place, Butler. 724-256-9994. www.butlerbluesox.net.

EVENTS – JUNE 2017 *Every Fri-Sun: Public Skate at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex. Come enjoy a family fun activity of indoor ice skating. $8/adults. $6/12 and under. $3/skate rental. 8000 Cranberry Springs Dr., Cranberry Twp. Fri. 7-9 PM. Sat. 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. Sun. 2-4 PM. 724-900-2799. www.upmclemieuxsportscomplex.com. *Every Sat.: Old Stone House Public Tours. See May. *June 1-3: A Cosmic Contemporary Collaboration at the Maridon Museum. See May. June 3: Butler BlueSox Fireworks Night. The BlueSox are members of one of the best collegiate summer league wooden bat leagues in the nation, the Prospect League. It's quality entertainment for the whole family at a great price. 7-10:30 PM. $7. Kelly Automotive Park, 100 Pullman Park Place, Butler. 724-256-9994. www.butlerbluesox.net. June 4: Butler County’s Only WingFest at the Beacon Hotel. Enjoy samples from other local favorite restaurants, breweries, moonshine and spirits. Contest and public voting 1-4 PM. $20/presale. $25/same day. 231 Beacon Rd., Renfrew. 724-586-6233. www.gotothebeacon.com. June 4: Recital by Scholarship Winners at Blackwood Theater Organ

Society. This is a free concert and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The house and tower are not visible from the road so look for the balloons, red mailbox and post. 2 PM. 118 Blackwood Lane, Harrisville. 724-735-2813. www.blackwoodmusic.org.

*events lasting more than one day

*events lasting more than one day Butler, who has spent the bulk of her career in NYC is currently on the dance faculty at Slippery Rock University. Her autobiographical piece “Over Exposed” will be represented. 2 PM. Butler County Community College, Succop Theater, 107 College Dr., Butler. 724-284-8505. www.bc3.edu/succop-theater.

May 7: An Afternoon with Lindsay Fisher. Lindsay Fisher, originally from

historic recipes to create these American treats. 10 AM-2 PM. $15. 2865 William Flynn Highway, Slippery Rock. 724-738-4964. www.oldstonehousepa.org/foodways.

May 6: Open Hearth Cooking Class, "Joy of the Summer Season" at The Old Stone House. Come, prepare and enjoy ice creams of the past as we use

County Class of 2017 presents "Montana Marie Gets Gunned Down at 3". Leadership Butler is accepting donations of gift baskets as well. 4-9 PM. $35. 1031 New Castle Rd., Prospect. 724-283-2222. www.butlercountychamber.com/lbcdir/Leadership-ButlerCounty.

May 6: Western Murder Mystery Dinner at the Atrium. Leadership Butler

coming to see what's new. Susan Walker Art and Tiffany London of Farm Girl Graphics will have their studios open. Shop, enjoy refreshments, a free hand massage and gift with purchase as well as doTERRA Essential Oils sampling. Polly Shaw will be debuting her new book on Moraine State Park's amazing history. 10 AM-5 PM. Nicolette's Tailor Shop & Specialty Gifts, 1263 Perry Hwy, Portersville. 724-368-1100.

May 5: Underground Band Night. This night of entertainment will take place

*June 9-11: 7th Annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival. Join thousands of Jeeps for a weekend of family-friendly fun. Jeep Invasion will be in downtown Butler, trail rides, Jeep playground with obstacles, Jeep history exhibit, muddy 5k run and a huge vendor area with 150+ companies. Fri. 9 AM-4 PM. Invasion Fri. 6-10 PM. Sat. 9 AM-6 PM. Sun. 9 AM-3 PM. Cooper’s Lake Campground, 205 Currie Rd., Slippery Rock. 724-256-4050. www.bantamjeepfestival.com. June 9: Associated Artists of Butler County open late during Jeep Invasion. Stop by our gallery to experience amazing work by Butler County artists. 4-9 PM. Free. 344 S. Main St., Butler. 724-283-6922. www.butlerartcenter.org.

June 10: Jeep Movies and More at Starlight Drive In. We are the featured event for the Bantam Jeep Festival. Join us for a local band who will perform before the movies, a pig roast and two Jeep movies. 1985 N. Main St. Ext., Butler. 724-284-5003. www.starlightdrive-in.com. June 10: Early American Days. Step back in time and enjoy the fun and activities of early America. Come dip a candle, play a Colonial game, make ice cream, churn butter and punch tin. Enjoy the food and fellowship of the early American stage coach stop and tavern. This event is sponsored by Friends of the Old Stone House. 9 AM-5 PM. Free. The Old Stone House Museum, 2856 William Flynn Hwy., Slippery Rock. 724-738-4964. www.oldstonehousePA.org. June 10: SpringFest and Harmony Business Association's Fleatique. This is a town wide celebration of spring with vendors, plant exchange and sale, live music, art show by Jim and Debbie Tobin at Bottlebrush Gallery, artist demonstrations, flea market, antiques and vintage items. Booth space available for $10. 8 AM-2 PM. Harmony Square at Mercer Rd. and Main St., Harmony. 724-452-9204. www.harmonybusinessassociation.com. June 11: Bantam Jeep Muddy 5K. Family-friendly 5K mud race on foot. The race course will challenge people to perform as well as a tricked-out Jeep. Obstacles will include tires, cargo nets, steep hills, wooded trails and the Jeep Playground itself. Medals will be awarded. Participants will receive a tech t-shirt, refreshments and admission to the festival on Sunday. 8 AM. Cooper's Lake Campground, 205 Currie Rd., Slippery Rock. 724-256-4050. www.bantamjeepfestival.com/5k-mud-race.

back. Their crew of comedians, magicians, stunt people and who-knows-what-else are sure to raise the bar for the audience (or lower it right on their heads). So if it's painfully funny comedy, contortions, magic and mayhem that you want then this family friendly show is fantastic fun for everyone. $20-$25/adult reserved. $10-$15/kids under 12. 8 PM. 119 N. Main St., Zelienople. 724-742-0400. www.thestrandtheater.org.

May 5: One Night Only at The Strand. Mark Hayward and Jonathan Burns are

*May 5-7 & 9-13: Butler Little Theatre presents Flowers for Algernon. A compelling story of Charlie, a mentally retarded man and the interweaving of his life with Algernon, a mouse. Experimental surgery performed on Algernon increased his intelligence. The operation is tried on Charlie who rapidly becomes a genius. It’s a race against time as Charlie tries to keep his new intelligence. Tue-Thur. 7:30 PM. Fri.-Sat. 8 PM. Sun. 2:30 PM. One Howard St., Butler. 724-287-6781. www.bltgroup.org. *May 4-6: Mars New Year. Celebrate the New Year on the planet Mars in the town of Mars highlighting innovation and exploration. Join chairman Mike Harvey of WTAE for three days of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) fun. Thursday night is the blast-off dinner. Friday and Saturday activities will be downtown. Food vendors available. Thur. 6-11 PM. Fri. 4-11 PM. Sat. 10 AM-4 PM. Pittsburgh and Crowe Ave., Mars. 724-652-1858. www.marsnewyear.com. bronze sculptures along with the work of Dennis Keyes, OMG. Reservations required. Wed-Sat. 11 AM-4 PM. Suggested donation of $10. 322 N. McKean St., Butler. 724-2820123. www.maridon.org.

*May 1-June 3: A Cosmic Contemporary Collaboration at the Maridon Museum. Poetry of Huang Ziang with Randall DiGuiseppi's images. William Rock's

docents and learn all about the Old Stone House. The Stone House was built in 1822 by John Brown as a stagecoach stop and tavern to accommodate business from the newlyconstructed Pittsburgh to Erie Pike, a busy highway that carried traffic northward from the forks of the Ohio River. 10 AM-5 PM. Free but donations are always appreciated. 2865 William Flynn Highway, Slippery Rock. 724-738-4964. www.oldstonehousepa.org.

*Every Sat.: Old Stone House Public Tours. Come meet one of our friendly

enjoy a family fun activity of indoor ice skating. $8/adults. $6/12 and under. $3/skate rental. 8000 Cranberry Springs Dr., Cranberry Twp. Fri. 7-9 PM. Sat. 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. Sun. 2-4 PM. 724-900-2799. www.upmclemieuxsportscomplex.com.

*Every Fri-Sun: Public Skate at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex. Come

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June 17: Living The Dream Photography Show and Sale by Teri Getsay.

Stop by Bottlebrush Gallery & Center for the Arts during the Summer Wine Walk in Harmony to purchase my nature and landscape work. Framed and unframed pieces will be available. I am also a portrait photographer so be sure to ask me how you can save 10% on a session! 4-8 PM. Free admission. 539 Main St., Harmony. 412-629-5097. www.facebook.com/terigetsayphotography.

June 20: Movies in the Park. Come enjoy the film The Secret Life of Pets. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair as you watch when the quiet life of Max is upended when his owner takes a stray whom Max instantly dislikes. Come hungry and support the Rotary as hot dogs, burgers and more will be for sale. Cranberry Township Community Park, Rotary Amphitheater, 111 Ernie Mashuda Dr., Cranberry Twp. 8:30 PM. 724-779-4386. www.cranberrytownship.org/67/Parks-Recreation. June 20: Free Family Concert Series. Washboard Tony presents his friends from Butler, "Friends with God". Join the us for the evening and enjoy the contemporary Christian band. Don't miss out on this event for a fun night out. 6:30 PM. Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Rd., Odd Fellow Gazebo, Butler. 724-284-5383. www.co.butler.pa.us. June 22: Concerts in the Park. Enjoy a night of music with Martyr Kanin. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair as you listen to the Bon Jovi inspired rock band. Come hungry and support the Rotary as hot dogs, burgers and more will be for sale. Cranberry Township Community Park, Rotary Amphitheater, 111 Ernie Mashuda Dr., Cranberry Twp. 7-10 PM. 724-779-4386. www.cranberrytownship.org/67/ParksRecreation. June 22: Namaste with Shu. Sometimes you need beer and sometimes you need yoga, or both. Join Melissa Turner, creator of Fun and Fearless Yoga, for a 60 minute yoga session for all levels. What better way to keep the Zen flowing than to have a post yoga beer from ShuBrew? 6:30-8:30 PM. $18. Zelienople Community Park, 402 E. Beaver St., Tom Schneider Circle, Zelienople. 724-452-0231. www.myzeliepark.org. June 22: Mad Science of Pittsburgh. This program is a wonderful exploration of the phases of matter, from liquid to gas, solid to liquid and even solid to gas. Scissors will unexpectedly sizzle and carbon dioxide bubbles will pop as the chilling properties of dry ice are revealed. Come enjoy the science! 6:30 PM. Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Rd., Carousel Shelter, Butler. 724-284-5383. www.co.butler.pa.us.

June 24: 23rd Annual Cruise-a-Palooza. Join the Rodfathers of Butler for the biggest car cruise of the year. DJs, dash plaques and special entertainment. 11 AM-Dusk. Butler Farm Show Grounds, 627 Evans City Rd., Butler. 724-352-5043. www.therodfathers.com.

*June 16-18: 41st Annual Pittsburgh Parts-A-Rama. Parts flea market, collector toys, vehicle sale corral and more. All type vehicles and parts are welcome. Camping by permit only and no pets allowed. Admission will be charged. The event is from 8 AM till dusk all three days. Big Butler Fairgrounds, 1127 New Castle Rd., Prospect. 412-366-7154. www.pittsburghparts-a-rama.com.

*June 24-25: Summer Pottery Studio Sale at 2 Pears Pottery. Join us for our open house and sale. Find that perfect gift or something new for your own home. Christy and Karen specialize in handmade pieces used for serving food and food preparation. Mixing bowl sets, salt cellars, serving trays, pie plates and so much more. 10 AM-4 PM. 286 Crisswell Rd., Butler. 724-422-0851. 2pearspottery.blogspot.com.

June 15: History of Butler’s Movie Theatres. Join Bill May as he brings back the glory days of Butler’s theaters from opera houses to movie theatres including the Comique, Capital, Penn and our grand movie palace “The Butler”. 6:30 PM. Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Rd., Carousel Shelter, Butler. 724-284-5383. www.co.butler.pa.us.

June 23: Butler BlueSox Fireworks Night. The BlueSox are members of one of the best collegiate summer league wooden bat leagues in the nation, the Prospect League. It's quality entertainment for the whole family at a great price. 7-10:15 PM. $7. Kelly Automotive Park, 100 Pullman Park Place, Butler. 724-256-9994. www.butlerbluesox.net.

June 13: Free Family Concert Series. Come watch Butler’s favorite Washboard Tony perform. This time he is with his son Nick together as a duo. Good singing and good playing. Unplugged and seated concert of folk music with a twist, as well as originals. Special guest appearance of Tony, a cancer survivor playing with the message of hope. Don't miss out on this event for a fun night. 6:30 PM. Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Rd., Butler. 724-284-5383. www.co.butler.pa.us.

June 24: Night Disc Golf at Alameda Park. Chris Lachendro from the Professional Disc Golf Association will be helping conduct this event taking place on a temporary course set up next to the purple park. All skill levels welcome and fees will be collected at the event. Prizes for top finishers. Registration at 9 PM and event at 9:30 PM. $25 for 2x Niteize night disc golf discs. $10 if you bring your own equipment. 184 Alameda Park Rd., Butler. 724-284-5383. www.discgolfscene.com/alameda.

June 17: Butler BlueSox Fireworks Night. The BlueSox are members of one of the best collegiate summer league wooden bat leagues in the nation, the Prospect League. It's quality entertainment for the whole family at a great price. 7-10:15 PM. $7. Kelly Automotive Park, 100 Pullman Park Place, Butler. 724-256-9994. www.butlerbluesox.net.

June 24: 9th Annual Pittsburgh EggFest. Those of you who just want to enjoy some tasty BBQ and learn about the Big Green Egg can purchase “Taster” tickets. The variety of food prepared is extensive. Food comes off the Eggs all day long so come hungry and don’t forget to pace yourself! Hearth and Home Furnishings, 300 N. Main St., Zelienople. 724-452-6732. www.hearthandhomepa.com/eggfest.

Alliance. This two-day, 16 mile paddle on the Connoquenessing Creek will encourage participants to learn more about this important waterway and how to protect it. Event includes shuttle service, camping, dinner and breakfast, live entertainment, informative speakers, raffles and silent auction, campfire snacks and fun. $20. Renfrew Canoe Launch, 101 W. Main St., Renfrew. 724-371-0416. www.alleghenyaquaticalliance.com.

June 24: Downtown Butler Beerfest. Join Reclamation Brewing in the new Butler Centre City Garage for beer, food and music. Numerous regional breweries will be offering samplings included with admission. Food vendors selling local culinary delights. Enjoy the live music from The Nobel Hops Band. This is a 21+ event. 3 PM is VIP session. 4-7 PM is general session. Centre City Garage, S. McKean St. and E. Cunningham St., Butler. 724-282-0831. www.reclamationbrewing.com.

*June 17-18: Whispering Pines Festival in the Woods. Bi-annual festival features outstanding antique dealers, talented artisans and many passionate vendors that take pride in their products. Sat. 9 AM-5 PM. Sun. 9 AM-4 PM. 201 Winsome Ln., Cabot. 724-568-PINE. www.whisperingpinesfarmpa.com. *June 17-18: Connie Q Canoe Trip Celebration with Allegheny Aquatic

June 17: Summer Wine Walk in Harmony. Join us for an evening of tastings from local wineries, distilleries and breweries while strolling through Historic Harmony Borough. Event will be held rain or shine with no refunds. Wine glass, wristband and map to all the tasting sites. Be sure to spend time and shop while at the tasting sites as there will be wonderful products available for sale from the shops. Benefits Zelienople Area Public Library. 4-8 PM. $25. Main and Mercer St., Harmony. 724-452-9330.


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Butler BlueSox Home Games at Kelly Automotive Park

Lernerville Speedway is home of the “Fab Four,” 410 Sprint Cars, Late Models, BigBlock Modifieds and Stock Cars. Visit our website for the complete race schedule. $14/adults. $10/seniors. $7/students ages 11-17. Kids 10 and under always free. 313 North Pike Rd., Sarver. 724-353-1511. www.lernerville.com.

BUTLER COUNTY, PA Calendar of Events May - September 2017

Every Friday through August: Racing at Lernerville Speedway

SPORTS

May 21: Nature Detectives: The Case of the Wiggly Worms. Use detective

skills to observe and gather data about earthworms. Participants will report findings to scientists so they can to learn more about where worms are located, what kinds are in our area and how quickly they are spreading. Designed for children age six and older. Dress appropriately, rain or shine. Pre-registration by May 17. 2-4 PM. Jennings Environmental Education Center, 2951 Prospect Rd., Slippery Rock. 724-794‑6011. www.events.dcnr.pa.gov.

May 25: Time for Me, Women’s Creative Circle. There will be a different art

project every month. 6:30-8:30 PM. $25. Bottlebrush: A Gallery for the Arts, 539 Main St., Harmony. 724-452-0539. www.bottlebrusharts.com.

*May 26-June 17: Annual Spring Art Show. Awards presented for 1st and 2nd

place for painting, work on paper, photography, craft and sculpture. Join us for the opening reception Fri., May 26 from 7-9 PM. All works may be viewed during normal gallery hours Wed-Fri. 10 AM-4 PM and Sat. 12-4 PM. Associated Artists of Butler County, 344 S. Main St., Butler. 724-283-6922. www.butlerartcenter.org.

May 26: Meet the Photographer. Attend the opening reception for the Butler Art Center Spring show and meet Teri Getsay, a self-taught nature, landscape and portrait photographer from Butler County. The art show will run through June 16 with her entered items available for purchase until then. Schedule a photo session at the reception and you will save 10%! 7-9 PM. Free admission. 344 S. Main St., Butler. 412-629-5097. www.facebook.com/terigetsayphotography. *May 26-June 17: Small Works Art Show. This show will be in the Mezzanine Gallery and coincide with the Annual Spring Art Show. All pieces will be under 12 inches on any side. Wed-Fri. 10 AM-4 PM. Sat. 12-4 PM. Free. Associated Artists of Butler County, 344 S. Main St., Butler. 724-283-6922. www.butlerartcenter.org.

EVENTS – JUNE 2017 *Every Fri-Sun: Public Skate at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex. Come enjoy a family fun activity of indoor ice skating. $8/adults. $6/12 and under. $3/skate rental. 8000 Cranberry Springs Dr., Cranberry Twp. Fri. 7-9 PM. Sat. 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. Sun. 2-4 PM. 724-900-2799. www.upmclemieuxsportscomplex.com. *Every Sat.: Old Stone House Public Tours. See May. *June 1-3: A Cosmic Contemporary Collaboration at the Maridon Museum. See May. June 3: Butler BlueSox Fireworks Night. The BlueSox are members of one of the best collegiate summer league wooden bat leagues in the nation, the Prospect League. It's quality entertainment for the whole family at a great price. 7-10:30 PM. $7. Kelly Automotive Park, 100 Pullman Park Place, Butler. 724-256-9994. www.butlerbluesox.net. June 4: Butler County’s Only WingFest at the Beacon Hotel. Enjoy samples from other local favorite restaurants, breweries, moonshine and spirits. Contest and public voting 1-4 PM. $20/presale. $25/same day. 231 Beacon Rd., Renfrew. 724-586-6233. www.gotothebeacon.com. June 4: Recital by Scholarship Winners at Blackwood Theater Organ Society. This is a free concert and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The house and tower are not visible from the road so look for the balloons, red mailbox and post. 2 PM. 118 Blackwood Lane, Harrisville. 724-735-2813. www.blackwoodmusic.org.

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The BlueSox are proud to play their home games on the same field (formerly Pullman Park) that has hosted some of the greatest ballplayers of all time, including Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig and Josh Gibson. Tickets $7-9. Order online, by phone, or at the ballpark. Plum St. (Off of Pillow St.), Butler. 724-256-9994. www. butlerbluesox.net. • May: 30, 31 (6:35 pm) • June: 3 (7:05 pm), 4 (1:35 pm) 6, 7 (both at 6:35 pm), 15 (6:35 pm), 16, 17 (both at 7:05 pm), 18 (1:35 pm), 22 (6:35 pm), 23 (7:05 pm), 29 (6:35 pm), 30 (7:05 pm) • July : 3, 4, 5 (all 6:35 pm), 11, 12, 13 (all 6:35 pm), 18, 19, 20 (all 6:35 pm), 21 (7:05 pm), 27 (6:35 pm), 28 (7:05 pm), 29 (7:05 pm), 30 (4:05 pm) 4, 5 (both at 7:05 pm)

jingles from years gone by as well as familiar doo-wop tunes, show tunes and ballads. Featuring several local high school quartets as well as 4th Place finalists from the 2017 International Senior's Quartet contest, "Unfinished Business." 6-7:30 PM. $10\ online. $12\at the door. Cardinal Wuerl High School, 1617 Rt. 228, Cranberry Twp. 724-591-1849. www.bogmeisters.com.

May 30: Butler BlueSox Home Opener. The BlueSox are members of one of the best collegiate summer league wooden bat leagues in the nation, the Prospect League. It's quality entertainment for the whole family at a great price. 6:30-9:30 PM. $7. Kelly Automotive Park, 100 Pullman Park Place, Butler. 724-256-9994. www.butlerbluesox.net.

For the latest listings, see www.VisitButlerCounty.com.

• August:

May 21: WBOG is On The Air. The music will include several familiar radio

May 30: Harmony Museum’s Annual "Quilt in a Day" Program. Presented by Patricia Knoechel based on newest publications and patterns by Knoechel and Sister “Quilt in a Day” founder syndicated television quilter Eleanor Burns. Reservations recommended. 10 AM-Noon. Stewart Hall, 218 Mercer St., Harmony. 724-452-7341. www.harmonymuseum.org.

EVENTS – MAY 2017

May 11: Art in the Park Canvas Party. Grab your friends and join us for an evening of art in the park. Our talented instructor will guide you through a painting that you can take home. 6-8 PM. $35. Zelienople Community Park, 402 E. Beaver St., Zelienople. 724-452-0231. www.myzeliepark.org.

May 21: Mighty Moraine Man Spring Sprint. Triathlon, 1/4 mile swim, 14 mile bike and 3.1 mile run; Duathlon, 3.1 mile run, 14 mile bike, 3.1 mile run; Aqua Bike, 1/4 mile swim, 14 mile bike; Adventure Race, 2 mile kayak, 14 mile bike, 3.1 mile run; Relay (2-3 People) 1/4 mile swim, 14 mile bike, 3.1 mile run. 9 AM. Moraine State Park, Lakeview Beach, N. Shore Dr., Portersville. 724-321-4265. www.getfitfamilies.com. www.mightymoraineman.com.

be games, activities, snacks and lots of family fun. Try the Splash Pad with spray nozzles, fire hydrant, mushroom, umbrella and drenching buckets. 12-7 PM. YMCA Camp/ARMCO Park, 341 Centerville Pike, Slippery Rock. 724-287-4733. www.armcopark.bcfymca.org.

*Every Fri-Sun: Public Skate at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex. Come enjoy a family fun activity of indoor ice skating. $8/adults. $6/12 and under. $3/skate rental. 8000 Cranberry Springs Dr., Cranberry Twp. Fri. 7-9 PM. Sat. 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. Sun. 2-4 PM. 724-900-2799. www.upmclemieuxsportscomplex.com.

May 11: Drumming in Harmony, Women’s Drum Circle. Drums will be provided. 7-9 PM. $25 in advance. Bottlebrush: A Gallery for the Arts, 539 Main St., Harmony. 724-452-0539. www.bottlebrusharts.com.

May 29: YMCA Camp/Armco Park Pool Free Admission Day. There will

of all original Doo Wop style charts and the band will perform "Memories are made with music - A Tribute to the 50's, 60's & 70's". There will be gift baskets and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will benefit the purchase and restoration of the historic Penn Theater. Doors open 6 PM. Concert starts 7:30 PM. $20. Butler Intermediate High School Auditorium, 551 Fairground Hill Rd., Butler. 412-519-4321. www.penntheaterbutler.com.

*Every Sat.: Old Stone House Public Tours. Come meet one of our friendly docents and learn all about the Old Stone House. The Stone House was built in 1822 by John Brown as a stagecoach stop and tavern to accommodate business from the newlyconstructed Pittsburgh to Erie Pike, a busy highway that carried traffic northward from the forks of the Ohio River. 10 AM-5 PM. Free but donations are always appreciated. 2865 William Flynn Highway, Slippery Rock. 724-738-4964. www.oldstonehousepa.org.

*May 12-14: Groucho: A Life in Revue at The Strand Theater. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Theater Critic, this show is an energetic romp through the life of one of Vaudeville’s pioneers. Fast-paced, but also heartfelt and sentimental. $35/reserved seating. $25/limited or obstructed view. $30/Broadway on Main subscription. Fri. and Sat. 8 PM. Sun. 2 PM. 119 N. Main St., Zelienople. 724-742-0400. www.thestrandtheater.org.

While you’re here, we hope you’ll get out and explore the 790 miles we call home. From rustic and rural to festive and friendly, experiences await visitors of all types. Scenic and serene parks offer just about any outdoor activity you can think of, on water or land. Museums, art galleries, specialty shops, festivals, wineries, historic sites and golf courses can be found around every turn. The four seasons bring delightful changes, so you’ll find something to fall in love with any time of the year. One of the best parts is – it’s easy to get here! The Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-79, I-80 and Routes 422, 19 and 8 all run through the county. So stop reading and plan your Butler County getaway today! Spend a few nights in one of our scenic campgrounds, quaint B&Bs or comfortable hotels. May 20: The Pittsburgh Doo Wop Big Band Concert. The repertoire consists

*May 1-June 3: A Cosmic Contemporary Collaboration at the Maridon

May 13: Glacier Ridge Trail Ultramarathons and Trail Race. The Glacier Ridge Trail Ultramarathon & Trail Race will be back for the seventh year at Moraine State Park. Runners from all over the area will travel to Moraine State Park to participate in four different events that will test their running abilities from a 30K trail run to a 50 mile ultramarathon. 5 AM-8:30 PM. Moraine State Park, 118 N. Shore Dr., Pavilion #7, Portersville. www.glacierridgetrailultra.com.

admission for veterans or active military with ID. $5/ dependents. North Boundary Park, 450 N. Boundary Park Dr., Cranberry Twp. 724-779-4386. www.pa-cranberrytownship3.civicplus.com.

May 28: Military Appreciation Day. Thank you for your service. Free

Museum. Poetry of Huang Ziang with Randall DiGuiseppi's images. William Rock's bronze sculptures along with the work of Dennis Keyes, OMG. Reservations required. Wed-Sat. 11 AM-4 PM. Suggested donation of $10. 322 N. McKean St., Butler. 724-2820123. www.maridon.org.

May 13: Kids Day America. Activities include hayrides, slides and concerts. Kids can also vote for their favorite car in the Cruza for Kids. All proceeds will be donated to the Specialty Outreach Services, an organization focused on giving juveniles a safe place to work. Free. 11AM-3PM. Butler Farm Show Grounds, 625 Evans City Rd., Butler. 724-789-9797. www.carechiro.com. May 20: Big Truck Day. Hands on opportunity to explore working trucks and specialty vehicles of all types. Children of all ages will be given the opportunity to meet the people who serve and protect our community. Enjoy crafts and activities for all ages. 11 AM-2 PM. $5. Zelienople Community Park, 402 E. Beaver St., Zelienople. 724-452-0231. www.myzeliepark.org.

*May 4-6: Mars New Year. Celebrate the New Year on the planet Mars in the town of Mars highlighting innovation and exploration. Join chairman Mike Harvey of WTAE for three days of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) fun. Thursday night is the blast-off dinner. Friday and Saturday activities will be downtown. Food vendors available. Thur. 6-11 PM. Fri. 4-11 PM. Sat. 10 AM-4 PM. Pittsburgh and Crowe Ave., Mars. 724-652-1858. www.marsnewyear.com.

310 East Grandview Ave. Zelienople, PA 16063 866.856.8444 www.VisitButlerCounty.com of Memorial Day weekend. There will be games, activities, snacks and lots of family fun. Try the Splash Pad with spray nozzles, fire hydrant, mushroom, umbrella and drenching buckets. 12-7 PM. YMCA Camp/ARMCO Park, 341 Centerville Pike, Slippery Rock. 724-287-4733. www.armcopark.bcfymca.org.

*May 5-7 & 9-13: Butler Little Theatre presents Flowers for Algernon. A compelling story of Charlie, a mentally retarded man and the interweaving of his life with Algernon, a mouse. Experimental surgery performed on Algernon increased his intelligence. The operation is tried on Charlie who rapidly becomes a genius. It’s a race against time as Charlie tries to keep his new intelligence. Tue-Thur. 7:30 PM. Fri.-Sat. 8 PM. Sun. 2:30 PM. One Howard St., Butler. 724-287-6781. www.bltgroup.org.

May 13: 5th Annual Book It 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk. This event benefits the Mars Area Public Library. 5K course goes through Treesdale neighborhoods. Awards will be presented at the Cider House. 9 AM. Treesdale Commons, One Treesdale Commons, Gibsonia. $20. Register online at www.active.com or at the library. 724-625-9048. www.marsarealibrary.org.

*May 27-29: YMCA Camp/Armco Park Pool Open. The pool will be open as

May 5: One Night Only at The Strand. Mark Hayward and Jonathan Burns are back. Their crew of comedians, magicians, stunt people and who-knows-what-else are sure to raise the bar for the audience (or lower it right on their heads). So if it's painfully funny comedy, contortions, magic and mayhem that you want then this family friendly show is fantastic fun for everyone. $20-$25/adult reserved. $10-$15/kids under 12. 8 PM. 119 N. Main St., Zelienople. 724-742-0400. www.thestrandtheater.org.

May 13: 2017 Nationwide Artistic Discovery Competition. This is for the 3rd Congressional District. There will be an art competition ceremony and reception. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Kelly. 1-3 PM. Bottlebrush: A Gallery for the Arts, 539 Main St., Harmony. 724-452-0539. www.bottlebrusharts.com.

activities, fun workshops, evening entertainment, meals and camping. Sponsored by Butler Outdoor Club. Camping and food are optional. Various levels of hikes, water trips, bike trips and workshops. 9 AM or 1 PM. Breakneck Campground, 1757 Cheeseman Rd., Portersville. 724-526-5407. www.outdoorextravaganza.org.

May 5: Underground Band Night. This night of entertainment will take place during the Members Only Art Show. $5. Doors open 6 PM. Associated Artists of Butler County, 344 S. Main St., Butler. 724-283-6922. www.butlerartcenter.org.

May 13: Open Hearth Cooking Class, “Spring Extravaganza” at The Old May 20: 15th Annual Spring Garden Market and Home Show. Specialty food items, live entertainment, children’s activities including face painting, live animals and crafts, landscaping materials, live plants and more available for purchase throughout the day. 9 AM-3 PM. Free. Alameda Park, Odd Fellow Circle, 184 Alameda Park Rd., Butler. 724-284-5383. www.co.butler.pa.us/Parks_Special_Events.

*May 26-29: 21st Annual Outdoor Extravaganza. A weekend full of outdoor

May 6: Spring Open House. Celebrate May and welcome in Springtime by coming to see what's new. Susan Walker Art and Tiffany London of Farm Girl Graphics will have their studios open. Shop, enjoy refreshments, a free hand massage and gift with purchase as well as doTERRA Essential Oils sampling. Polly Shaw will be debuting her new book on Moraine State Park's amazing history. 10 AM-5 PM. Nicolette's Tailor Shop & Specialty Gifts, 1263 Perry Hwy, Portersville. 724-368-1100.

Stone House. The course features early American recipes for fried chicken, soup, desserts and more. 10 AM-2 PM. $15. 2865 William Flynn Highway, Slippery Rock. 724-738-4964. www.oldstonehousepa.org/foodways.

saw mill, cider press, gas engines, oil field equipment, farm animals, train rides, steam engines, flea market, crafts, food, kids’ pedal tractor pulling, tractor pulls and a steam building are some of the features to enjoy. 8 AM-8 PM. Portersville Steam Show Grounds, 1512 Perry Hwy., Portersville. 724-285-7038. www.portersvillesteamshow.org.

May 6: Western Murder Mystery Dinner at the Atrium. Leadership Butler County Class of 2017 presents "Montana Marie Gets Gunned Down at 3". Leadership Butler is accepting donations of gift baskets as well. 4-9 PM. $35. 1031 New Castle Rd., Prospect. 724-283-2222. www.butlercountychamber.com/lbcdir/Leadership-ButlerCounty.

Celebrate 50 years of Lernerville Speedway!

*May 20-21: Portersville Steam Show Spring Gas-up. A vintage village,

May 6: Open Hearth Cooking Class, "Joy of the Summer Season" at

May 14: Spring Wildflowers. Celebrate the arrival of spring with a wildflower walk. Jennings’ staff will describe the unique history, uses and folklore of the season’s first blossoms. The program includes a very brief indoor introduction followed by an outdoor walk through the forest. 2-4 PM. Jennings Environmental Education Center, 2951 Prospect Rd., Slippery Rock. 724-794‑6011. www.visitpaparks.com.

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www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/moraine 724-368-8811 225 Pleasant Valley Rd., Portersville

The Old Stone House. Come, prepare and enjoy ice creams of the past as we use historic recipes to create these American treats. 10 AM-2 PM. $15. 2865 William Flynn Highway, Slippery Rock. 724-738-4964. www.oldstonehousepa.org/foodways.

May 19: The Succop Theater presents the Pittsburgh Philharmonic

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Many of our events take place at Moraine State Park, Butler County’s top attraction.

May 7: An Afternoon with Lindsay Fisher. Lindsay Fisher, originally from Butler, who has spent the bulk of her career in NYC is currently on the dance faculty at Slippery Rock University. Her autobiographical piece “Over Exposed” will be represented. 2 PM. Butler County Community College, Succop Theater, 107 College Dr., Butler. 724-284-8505. www.bc3.edu/succop-theater.

performing Tchaikovsky. Two monumental pieces by the great Russian master Pyotr Llich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 and Violin Concerto in D major, featuring soloist Sam Rotberg. 8 PM. Butler County Community College, Succop Theater, 107 College Dr., Butler. 724-284-8505. www.bc3.edu/succop-theater.

May 19: House Concert at Bottlebrush: A Gallery for the Arts. Join us for a performance of original music by Malcolm Holcombe. He is an acclaimed contemporary of Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle having shared the stage with Merle Haggard, Richard Thompson, John Hammond and Leon Russell. His soul-stirring lyrics are hill country high poetry. This event is BYOB and an RSVP is required. 7 PM. $15. 539 Main St., Harmony. 724-452-0539. www.bottlebrusharts.com.

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May 19: Underground Band Night. Enjoy an evening of entertainment. $5. Doors open 6 PM. Associated Artists of Butler County, 344 S. Main St., Butler. 724-283-6922. www.butlerartcenter.org.

*June 9-11: 7th Annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival. Join thousands of Jeeps for a weekend of family-friendly fun. Jeep Invasion will be in downtown Butler, trail rides, Jeep playground with obstacles, Jeep history exhibit, muddy 5k run and a huge vendor area with 150+ companies. Fri. 9 AM-4 PM. Invasion Fri. 6-10 PM. Sat. 9 AM-6 PM. Sun. 9 AM-3 PM. Cooper’s Lake Campground, 205 Currie Rd., Slippery Rock. 724-256-4050. www.bantamjeepfestival.com.

June 17: Living The Dream Photography Show and Sale by Teri Getsay.

June 9: Associated Artists of Butler County open late during Jeep Invasion. Stop by our gallery to experience amazing work by Butler County artists.

June 20: Movies in the Park. Come enjoy the film The Secret Life of Pets. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair as you watch when the quiet life of Max is upended when his owner takes a stray whom Max instantly dislikes. Come hungry and support the Rotary as hot dogs, burgers and more will be for sale. Cranberry Township Community Park, Rotary Amphitheater, 111 Ernie Mashuda Dr., Cranberry Twp. 8:30 PM. 724-779-4386. www.cranberrytownship.org/67/Parks-Recreation.

4-9 PM. Free. 344 S. Main St., Butler. 724-283-6922. www.butlerartcenter.org.

June 10: Jeep Movies and More at Starlight Drive In. We are the featured event for the Bantam Jeep Festival. Join us for a local band who will perform before the movies, a pig roast and two Jeep movies. 1985 N. Main St. Ext., Butler. 724-284-5003. www.starlightdrive-in.com. June 10: Early American Days. Step back in time and enjoy the fun and activities

of early America. Come dip a candle, play a Colonial game, make ice cream, churn butter and punch tin. Enjoy the food and fellowship of the early American stage coach stop and tavern. This event is sponsored by Friends of the Old Stone House. 9 AM-5 PM. Free. The Old Stone House Museum, 2856 William Flynn Hwy., Slippery Rock. 724-738-4964. www.oldstonehousePA.org.

June 10: SpringFest and Harmony Business Association's Fleatique. This

is a town wide celebration of spring with vendors, plant exchange and sale, live music, art show by Jim and Debbie Tobin at Bottlebrush Gallery, artist demonstrations, flea market, antiques and vintage items. Booth space available for $10. 8 AM-2 PM. Harmony Square at Mercer Rd. and Main St., Harmony. 724-452-9204. www.harmonybusinessassociation.com.

June 11: Bantam Jeep Muddy 5K. Family-friendly 5K mud race on foot. The race course will challenge people to perform as well as a tricked-out Jeep. Obstacles will include tires, cargo nets, steep hills, wooded trails and the Jeep Playground itself. Medals will be awarded. Participants will receive a tech t-shirt, refreshments and admission to the festival on Sunday. 8 AM. Cooper's Lake Campground, 205 Currie Rd., Slippery Rock. 724-256-4050. www.bantamjeepfestival.com/5k-mud-race. June 13: Free Family Concert Series. Come watch Butler’s favorite Washboard

Stop by Bottlebrush Gallery & Center for the Arts during the Summer Wine Walk in Harmony to purchase my nature and landscape work. Framed and unframed pieces will be available. I am also a portrait photographer so be sure to ask me how you can save 10% on a session! 4-8 PM. Free admission. 539 Main St., Harmony. 412-629-5097. www.facebook.com/terigetsayphotography.

June 20: Free Family Concert Series. Washboard Tony presents his friends from

Butler, "Friends with God". Join the us for the evening and enjoy the contemporary Christian band. Don't miss out on this event for a fun night out. 6:30 PM. Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Rd., Odd Fellow Gazebo, Butler. 724-284-5383. www.co.butler.pa.us.

June 22: Concerts in the Park. Enjoy a night of music with Martyr Kanin. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair as you listen to the Bon Jovi inspired rock band. Come hungry and support the Rotary as hot dogs, burgers and more will be for sale. Cranberry Township Community Park, Rotary Amphitheater, 111 Ernie Mashuda Dr., Cranberry Twp. 7-10 PM. 724-779-4386. www.cranberrytownship.org/67/ParksRecreation. June 22: Namaste with Shu. Sometimes you need beer and sometimes you need yoga, or both. Join Melissa Turner, creator of Fun and Fearless Yoga, for a 60 minute yoga session for all levels. What better way to keep the Zen flowing than to have a post yoga beer from ShuBrew? 6:30-8:30 PM. $18. Zelienople Community Park, 402 E. Beaver St., Tom Schneider Circle, Zelienople. 724-452-0231. www.myzeliepark.org. June 22: Mad Science of Pittsburgh. This program is a wonderful exploration of the phases of matter, from liquid to gas, solid to liquid and even solid to gas. Scissors will unexpectedly sizzle and carbon dioxide bubbles will pop as the chilling properties of dry ice are revealed. Come enjoy the science! 6:30 PM. Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Rd., Carousel Shelter, Butler. 724-284-5383. www.co.butler.pa.us.

Tony perform. This time he is with his son Nick together as a duo. Good singing and good playing. Unplugged and seated concert of folk music with a twist, as well as originals. Special guest appearance of Tony, a cancer survivor playing with the message of hope. Don't miss out on this event for a fun night. 6:30 PM. Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Rd., Butler. 724-284-5383. www.co.butler.pa.us.

June 23: Butler BlueSox Fireworks Night. The BlueSox are members of one

June 15: History of Butler’s Movie Theatres. Join Bill May as he brings back the glory days of Butler’s theaters from opera houses to movie theatres including the Comique, Capital, Penn and our grand movie palace “The Butler”. 6:30 PM. Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Rd., Carousel Shelter, Butler. 724-284-5383. www.co.butler.pa.us.

*June 24-25: Summer Pottery Studio Sale at 2 Pears Pottery. Join us for our open house and sale. Find that perfect gift or something new for your own home. Christy and Karen specialize in handmade pieces used for serving food and food preparation. Mixing bowl sets, salt cellars, serving trays, pie plates and so much more. 10 AM-4 PM. 286 Crisswell Rd., Butler. 724-422-0851. 2pearspottery.blogspot.com.

*June 16-18: 41st Annual Pittsburgh Parts-A-Rama. Parts flea market, collector toys, vehicle sale corral and more. All type vehicles and parts are welcome. Camping by permit only and no pets allowed. Admission will be charged. The event is from 8 AM till dusk all three days. Big Butler Fairgrounds, 1127 New Castle Rd., Prospect. 412-366-7154. www.pittsburghparts-a-rama.com.

June 24: 23rd Annual Cruise-a-Palooza. Join the Rodfathers of Butler for the

*June 17-18: Whispering Pines Festival in the Woods. Bi-annual festival

Butler Centre City Garage for beer, food and music. Numerous regional breweries will be offering samplings included with admission. Food vendors selling local culinary delights. Enjoy the live music from The Nobel Hops Band. This is a 21+ event. 3 PM is VIP session. 4-7 PM is general session. Centre City Garage, S. McKean St. and E. Cunningham St., Butler. 724-282-0831. www.reclamationbrewing.com.

features outstanding antique dealers, talented artisans and many passionate vendors that take pride in their products. Sat. 9 AM-5 PM. Sun. 9 AM-4 PM. 201 Winsome Ln., Cabot. 724-568-PINE. www.whisperingpinesfarmpa.com.

*June 17-18: Connie Q Canoe Trip Celebration with Allegheny Aquatic Alliance. This two-day, 16 mile paddle on the Connoquenessing Creek will encourage

of the best collegiate summer league wooden bat leagues in the nation, the Prospect League. It's quality entertainment for the whole family at a great price. 7-10:15 PM. $7. Kelly Automotive Park, 100 Pullman Park Place, Butler. 724-256-9994. www.butlerbluesox.net.

biggest car cruise of the year. DJs, dash plaques and special entertainment. 11 AM-Dusk. Butler Farm Show Grounds, 627 Evans City Rd., Butler. 724-352-5043. www.therodfathers.com.

June 24: Downtown Butler Beerfest. Join Reclamation Brewing in the new

June 24: 9th Annual Pittsburgh EggFest. Those of you who just want to enjoy

participants to learn more about this important waterway and how to protect it. Event includes shuttle service, camping, dinner and breakfast, live entertainment, informative speakers, raffles and silent auction, campfire snacks and fun. $20. Renfrew Canoe Launch, 101 W. Main St., Renfrew. 724-371-0416. www.alleghenyaquaticalliance.com.

some tasty BBQ and learn about the Big Green Egg can purchase “Taster” tickets. The variety of food prepared is extensive. Food comes off the Eggs all day long so come hungry and don’t forget to pace yourself! Hearth and Home Furnishings, 300 N. Main St., Zelienople. 724-452-6732. www.hearthandhomepa.com/eggfest.

June 17: Butler BlueSox Fireworks Night. The BlueSox are members of one of

June 24: Night Disc Golf at Alameda Park. Chris Lachendro from the Professional Disc Golf Association will be helping conduct this event taking place on a temporary course set up next to the purple park. All skill levels welcome and fees will be collected at the event. Prizes for top finishers. Registration at 9 PM and event at 9:30 PM. $25 for 2x Niteize night disc golf discs. $10 if you bring your own equipment. 184 Alameda Park Rd., Butler. 724-284-5383. www.discgolfscene.com/alameda.

the best collegiate summer league wooden bat leagues in the nation, the Prospect League. It's quality entertainment for the whole family at a great price. 7-10:15 PM. $7. Kelly Automotive Park, 100 Pullman Park Place, Butler. 724-256-9994. www.butlerbluesox.net.

June 17: Summer Wine Walk in Harmony. Join us for an evening of tastings

from local wineries, distilleries and breweries while strolling through Historic Harmony Borough. Event will be held rain or shine with no refunds. Wine glass, wristband and map to all the tasting sites. Be sure to spend time and shop while at the tasting sites as there will be wonderful products available for sale from the shops. Benefits Zelienople Area Public Library. 4-8 PM. $25. Main and Mercer St., Harmony. 724-452-9330.


Pontoon Cruises on Lake Arthur Moraine Preservation Fund operates Nautical Nature, a 37-passenger enclosed pontoon boat on Moraine State Park’s Lake Arthur. It is the park’s premier attraction! Moraine Preservation Fund, 118 North Shore Dr., Portersville. 724-368-9185. www.morainepreservationfund.org.

*Saturdays and Sundays through August: Summer Pontoon Cruises on Lake Arthur. 2 PM. $14/adults, $12/ages 62+, $7/ages 12 and under, free/ ages 2 and under.

June 27: Movies in the Park. Come enjoy the film The Swan Princess.

Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair as you watch the widowed parents of Prince Derek and Princess Odette hope the two will eventually fall in love and marry. Come hungry and support the Rotary as hot dogs, burgers and more will be for sale. 8:30 PM. Cranberry Township Community Park, Rotary Amphitheater, 111 Ernie Mashuda Dr., Cranberry Twp. 724-779-4386. www.cranberrytownship.org/67/Parks-Recreation.

June 27: Free Family Concert Series. “Muddy Creek” a four-piece acoustic band that takes you from the 70's on up to today. Slow and bluesy one minute, folk and bluegrass the next, with a sprinkling of Rock ‘N’ Roll for good measure. Guaranteed to be a great time! Don't miss out on this event for a fun night out. 6:30 PM. Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Rd., Odd Fellow Gazebo, Butler. 724-284-5383. www.co.butler.pa.us.

*June 28-30: Keystone State Music Theater Academy presents Willy Wonka, Jr. The show features talented students of the Keystone State Music

Theater Academy. Willy Wonka stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Bring a lawn chair and blanket. Free admission the 28th compliments of the Regional Learning Alliance. 7 PM. $12. Cranberry Township Community Park, Rotary Amphitheater, 111 Ernie Mashuda Dr., Cranberry Twp. 724-779-4386. www.cranberrytownship.org/67/Parks-Recreation.

*July 13-15: 54th Annual Horse Trading Days. Enjoy this classic small town

event full of music, games, food and a lot of summer fun. The event, now celebrating its 53rd year, has grown to one of the largest in the area and welcomes as many as 40,000 guests each year. We encourage you to tour the historic sites, enjoy free concerts, explore our unique stores and dine at our fine restaurants and cafes. Thur. and Sat. 10 AM-8 PM. Fri. 11 AM-8 PM. Main St., Zelienople. 724-452-5232. www.horsetradingdays.info.

*July 13-15: Horse Shu Beer Release at ShuBrew. Stop by during the

Zelienople Horse Trading Days to try our annually released Horse Shu. The beer will be flowing inside and outside for you to enjoy while experiencing the festivities. Partial sale proceeds of this beer will be donated back to the local community. Thur. 11 AM-10 PM. Fri. 11 AM-11 PM. Sat. 12-11 PM. 210 S. Main St., Zelienople. www.shubrew.com.

July 13: AL-Mazing Magic. Join the mysterious fun with a magician from

Pittsburgh that specializes in entertaining kids and families. Stage show will entertain a crowd big or small. Al’s show is self-contained, award winning, clean humor, with audience interaction and fun for everyone. 6:30 PM. Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Rd., Carousel Shelter, Butler. 724-284-5383. www.co.butler.pa.us.

*July 14-16, 21-23: Nunsense by Musical Theatre Guild. Little Sisters of

Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters and they are in dire need of funds for burials. The best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show but the school auditorium is currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease”. $17 unless a subscriber. Succop Theater, Butler County Community College, 107 College Dr., Butler. 724-287-8243. www.mtgbutler.org.

June 29: Allegheny Brass Band Concert. Bring your own seat for Pittsburgh

*July 14-15: 5th Annual Band Jam by Butler Media Group. A weekend-long celebration of local music and artists. The festival was created to commemorate the yearly anniversary of the "Grass Roots Show" as a way to showcase the incredible talent featured on this show in a live setting for music lovers of all genres to enjoy. 6-11:30 PM. $20. Cooper's Lake Campground, 205 Currie Rd., Slippery Rock. 724-283-1500. www.thebandjam.com.

June 29: Playthings Etc. This is the world’s coolest toy store. Come see why so

July 15: Saxonburg 185th Anniversary. Saxonburg is celebrating the 185th anniversary of their founding and the 175th anniversary of John Roebling being granted a U.S. patent for his wire rope process. There will be a morning parade and afternoon street party. 10 AM. 100 W. Main St., Saxonburg. 724-352-1400. www.visitsaxonburgpa.com.

area’s finest amateur brass band play their versions of favorite jazz and big band tunes, Broadway melodies, marches and light classics. This group is a traditional British brass band. Concert at 8 PM. Fireworks approximately 9:30 PM. Free. Main St., and Mercer Rd., Harmony. 724-452-7341. www.harmonymuseum.org. many families make Playthings Etc. the most anticipated part of every visit to Butler County. Join us for some cool toy demonstrations for children. 6:30 PM. Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Rd., Carousel Shelter, Butler. 724-284-5383. www.co.butler.pa.us.

June 30: Butler BlueSox Fireworks Night. The BlueSox are members of one

of the best collegiate summer league wooden bat leagues in the nation, the Prospect League. It's quality entertainment for the whole family at a great price. 7-10:15 PM. $7. Kelly Automotive Park, 100 Pullman Park Place, Butler. 724-256-9994. www.butlerbluesox.net.

*June 30-July 8: 162nd Annual Big Butler Fair. The Big Butler Fair is the largest Fair in western PA and considered by many to be the best in the country. We are proud to be a symbol of American family values. Year after year families from all over PA, Ohio, New York and West Virginia come to enjoy fireworks, the midway, games, demolition derbies, concerts and truck pulls. 9 AM-10 PM. 1127 New Castle Rd., Prospect. 724-865-2400. www.bigbutlerfair.com.

EVENTS – JULY 2017 *July 1-July 8: 162nd Annual Big Butler Fair. See June 30. July 2: All American Night Swim. Let’s kick off the Fourth of July festivities with

a night swim. Bring your family and friends as we splash into the holiday. 8-10 PM. $3. Zelienople Community Park Pool, 402 E. Beaver St., Zelienople. 724-452-0231. www.myzeliepark.org.

July 3: Concerts in the Park. Come enjoy a night of music with Air National Guard Band of the Northeast. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair as they get you ready for the 4th of July weekend. Come hungry and support the Rotary as hot dogs, burgers and more will be for sale. Cranberry Township Community Park, Rotary Amphitheater, 111 Ernie Mashuda Dr., Cranberry Twp. 7-10 PM. 724-779-4386. www.cranberrytownship.org/67/Parks-Recreation. July 4: Butler Bluesox Independence Day Celebration. The BlueSox are members of one of the best collegiate summer league wooden bat leagues in the nation, the Prospect League. It's quality entertainment for the whole family at a great price. The City of Butler's Fourth of July fireworks are traditionally shot off after the game. 6:30-9:45 PM. $7. Kelly Automotive Park, 100 Pullman Park Place, Butler. 724-256-9994. www.butlerbluesox.net. July 4: Annual 4th of July Community Day Celebration. Start the day by participating in the Firecracker 5K and watch the parade on Main Street. Following the parade, the park will have food, soft drinks and desserts. For the kids, there will be games and inflatables. Enjoy free all day swimming and live musical performances and close out the day with an amazing fireworks display. Zelienople Community Park, 402 E. Beaver St., Zelienople. 724-452-0231. www.myzeliepark.org. July 4: Free Family Concert Series. The Greater Cranberry Chapter Bogmeisters Chorus is a part of the Barbershop Harmony Society which is the world’s largest male a cappella singing organization. We preserve the original American art form of barbershop harmony and we work very hard at trying to perfect the wonderful close harmony that is uniquely its own. 6:30 PM. Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Rd., Odd Fellow Gazebo, Butler. 724-284-5383. www.co.butler.pa.us.

July 6: Concerts in the Park. Come enjoy a night of music with the Eldorado Band. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair as Eldorado rocks the stage with not your grand-pappy's country. Come hungry and support the Rotary as hot dogs, burgers and more will be for sale. Cranberry Township Community Park, Rotary Amphitheater, 111 Ernie Mashuda Dr., Cranberry Twp. 7-10 PM. 724-779-4386. www.cranberrytownship.org/67/Parks-Recreation.

July 6: Animal Tracks. Join our educational, interactive and entertaining experience. Everyone will get the opportunity at the end of the show to touch one of these animals. All the kids will get to meet 2-3 live animals and touch as least one of them. 6:30 PM. Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Rd., Carousel Shelter, Butler. 724-284-5383. www.co.butler.pa.us. July 8: Mega Cruise at the Butler County Airport. There is parking for over

1,000 show cars, motorcycles, trucks, tractors and airplanes. There will also be great food, beverages, music, 50/50 raffles and a Chinese auction. 2-10 PM. Butler County Airport, 475 Airport Rd., Butler. 724-766-5847. www.penntwpvfd.com.

July 8: Harmony Business Association's Fleatique. Flea market, antiques, local artisans and vintage items. Booth space available for $10. 8 AM-2 PM. Harmony Square of Mercer St. and Main St., Harmony. 724-452-9204. www.harmonybusinessassociation.com. July 8: Open Mic at Bottlebrush: A Gallery for the Arts. Join hosts Jim and Debbie Tobin. All genres and instruments welcome. 1-4 PM. Free. 539 Main St., Harmony. 724-452-0539. www.bottlebrusharts.com. July 8: Open Hearth Cooking Class. Dining with the Founding Fathers (and

Mothers) at The Old Stone House. We will prepare and enjoy the foods of the patriots, using their recipes and the hearth. 10 AM-2 PM. $35. 2865 William Flynn Highway, Slippery Rock. 724-738-4964. www.oldstonehousepa.org/foodways.

July 9: Make-A-Wish Concert at Blackwood Theater Organ Society. Due

common? These are all architectural creations of animals. There will be an ant farm for demonstration of animal building skills. 6:30 PM. Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Rd., Carousel Shelter, Butler. 724-284-5383. www.co.butler.pa.us.

*Aug. 3-6: Portersville Steam Show. A vintage village, farm animals, train rides, steam engines, flea market, crafts, great food, kids’ pedal tractor pulling, tractors, large traction engines, ice cream, tractor pulls and a steam building will be featured. 8 AM-8 PM. Portersville Steam Show Grounds, 1512 Perry Hwy., Portersville. 724-285-7038. www.portersvillesteamshow.org.

*July 17-22: Saxonburg Carnival. Great food, rides and lots of fun. Kiddie

matinee offered Wed. and Sat. from 1-6 PM. Pet parade, water battle, pageant, largest fireman's parade east of the Mississippi and raffle drawing. 6-11 PM. 210 Horne Ave., Saxonburg. 724-352-3300. www.svfc.com/SVFCCarnival.asp.

July 18: Free Family Concert Series. Join The DooWop Shoppe for "An Evening

of Golden Memories". This concert features The DooWop Shoppe who will pay tribute to the lead singers and groups of the past who brought us a "Lifetime of Golden Memories". 6:30 PM. Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Rd., Odd Fellow Gazebo, Butler. 724-284-5383. www.co.butler.pa.us.

July 20: Concerts in the Park. Come enjoy a night of music with Ferris Bueller's Revenge. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair as you hear all your 80’s favorite as Pittsburgh favorite rocks the stage. Come hungry and support the Rotary as hot dogs, burgers and more will be for sale. Cranberry Township Community Park, Rotary Amphitheater, 111 Ernie Mashuda Dr., Cranberry Twp. 7-10 PM. 724-779-4386. www.cranberrytownship.org/67/Parks-Recreation. July 20: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs. Discover the fascinating and mysterious world of bugs

through a discussion and craft. Craft will have limited quantities. We will explore the world of spiders, bees and mosquitoes. Did you know the female mosquito bites? Find out why and much more. 6:30 PM. Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Rd., Carousel Shelter, Butler. 724-284-5383. www.co.butler.pa.us.

July 21: Butler BlueSox Fireworks Night. The BlueSox are members of one of the best collegiate summer league wooden bat leagues in the nation, the Prospect League. It's quality entertainment for the whole family at a great price. 7-10 PM. $7. Kelly Automotive Park, 100 Pullman Park Place, Butler. 724-256-9994. www.butlerbluesox.net. *July 22-23: The Mighty Moraine Triathlon Festival. This festival has Sprint, Olympic and Half IM distances. Special options for beginners, the aqua bike regional championships, duathlon events and a new adventure race series. Sat. race starts 7:25 AM and youth race starts 8 AM. Sun. race starts 7:30 AM. Lakeview Beach Area, Moraine State Park, Lake Shore Dr., Portersville. 724-321-4265. www.mightymoraineman.com. July 25: Movies in the Park. Come enjoy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the

Shadows. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair. This action, adventure comedy, follows a group of mutated turtle warriors protecting their NYC home against Krang. The Rotary will have hot dogs, burgers and more for sale. 8:30 PM. Cranberry Township Community Park, Rotary Amphitheater, 111 Ernie Mashuda Dr., Cranberry Twp. 724-779-4386. www.cranberrytownship.org/67/Parks-Recreation.

July 25: Free Family Concert Series. Kittanning Fireman’s Band is a volunteer

organization dedicated to preserving the traditions of the classic American marching band and its music. We have celebrated many PA State Championships and work to uphold the excellence for years to come. One of the biggest honors was performing numerous times at Heinz Field as guests of the Pittsburgh Steelers. 6:30 PM. Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Rd., Odd Fellow Gazebo, Butler. 724-284-5383. www.co.butler.pa.us.

July 27: Concerts in the Park. Come enjoy a night of music with Elvis Lives. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair as you enjoy a multi-media and live journey through Elvis’ life. Come hungry and support the Rotary as hot dogs, burgers and more will be for sale. Cranberry Township Community Park, Rotary Amphitheater, 111 Ernie Mashuda Dr., Cranberry Twp. 7-10 PM. 724-779-4386. www.cranberrytownship.org/67/Parks-Recreation. July 27: Let There Be Slime Animals. Join Naturalist, April Claus, as

she introduces you to things that creep and slither. This hands on interactive environmental program introduces you to the reptiles and amphibians of PA. Meet and touch some live snakes, toads, turtles and salamanders that are native to Western PA. You will be amazed at the important roles these animals play in our ecosystem. 6:30 PM. Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Rd., Carousel Shelter, Butler. 724-284-5383. www.co.butler.pa.us.

July 28: Friday Lunchtime Concerts. Come enjoy an afternoon of music with the Keystone State Music Theater. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair as you take a journey through exceptional musical theater. Come hungry and support the Rotary as hot dogs, burgers and more will be for sale. Cranberry Township Municipal Center, Sunrise Rotary Gazebo, 2525 Rochester Rd., Cranberry Twp. 12-3 PM. 724-779-4386. www.cranberrytownship.org/67/Parks-Recreation. *July 28-29: In Harmony Heritage Music Festival. This concert was the vision

of the late John Ruch, former president of Historic Harmony. There will be two days of great entertainment. Be sure to take time and visit all the wonderful shops in Harmony as well. Fri. evening at Mennonite Meetinghouse, 114 Wise Rd., Harmony. Sat. all day at the 1805 Harmonist Barn, 303 Mercer Rd., Harmony. Visit our website for more information, cost and show times. 724-452-7341. www.harmonymuseum.org.

the best collegiate summer league wooden bat leagues in the nation, the Prospect League. It's quality entertainment for the whole family at a great price. 7-10:15 PM. $7. Kelly Automotive Park, 100 Pullman Park Place, Butler. 724-256-9994. www.butlerbluesox.net.

July 29: Butler BlueSox Fireworks Night. The BlueSox are members of one of

July 30: Concordia Summer Festival. Scheduled “under the tents” behind the

Aug. 4: Rock Done Right Tour at The Beacon Hotel. Join us as we welcome

Butler Radio Network 97.7 FM for a night of amazing music. The concert will take place at the pavilion, weather permitting, with rain location inside The Beacon. Gates open 7 PM. 231 Beacon Rd., Renfrew. 724-586-6233. www.gotothebeacon.com.

*Aug. 5-6: 19th Annual Regatta at Lake Arthur. Live entertainment,

with any make or model of street legal motorcycle for a fun ride, food and entertainment. Cheer on STARS, local children fighting brain tumors. Fundraise to earn t-shirts, jackets and be entered to win a new Honda motorcycle. Help cure the deadliest childhood cancers. Rain or shine. Registration at 8:30 AM. Kickstands up 10:30 AM. Seneca Valley High School, 128 Seneca School Rd., Harmony. Register at www.rideforkids.org.

*Aug. 7-12: 69th Annual Butler Farm Show. Showcases the county’s farming community at the showgrounds on Route 68 with farming exhibits, tractor pulls, crafts, rides, food and demonstrations. 8:30AM-11 PM. 625 Evans City Rd., Butler. 724-482-4000. www.butlerfarmshow.com. Aug. 8: Free Family Concert Series. The Kittanning Community Band is a volunteer concert band directed by Mr. Jason Venesky. The band, formed in 2016 with over 60 playing members, has a diverse and entertaining repertoire from Sousa marches to modern pop, movie soundtracks, showtunes and more. 6:30 PM. Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Rd., Odd Fellow Gazebo, Butler. 724-284-5383. www.co.butler.pa.us. Aug. 10: Drumming in Harmony, Women’s Drum Circle. Drums will be

provided. 7-9 PM. $25 in advance. Bottlebrush: A Gallery for the Arts, 539 Main St., Harmony. 724-452-0539. www.bottlebrusharts.com.

Aug. 10: Venomous Snakes of PA. Join the Moraine State Park naturalist to learn

about all the snakes we have in Pennsylvania. Don’t let their scales and appearance fool you because they play an important role in the environment. Find out what’s real and what’s not, from the venomous to the perfectly harmless. Live snakes will be on hand, so don’t miss out on this grand opportunity. 6:30 PM. Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Rd., Carousel Shelter, Butler. 724-284-5383. www.co.butler.pa.us.

Aug. 11: Friday Lunchtime Concerts. Come enjoy an afternoon of music by

Craig Zinger. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair as you listen to the Victor Borgestyle show as he dazzles you on the piano. Come hungry and support the Rotary as hot dogs, burgers and more will be for sale. Cranberry Township Municipal Center, Sunrise Rotary Gazebo, 2525 Rochester Rd., Cranberry Twp. 12-3 PM. 724-779-4386. www.cranberrytownship.org/67/Parks-Recreation.

*Aug. 11-13, 16-18: Billy Elliott the Musical. Based on the international hit

Aug. 12: Harmony Museum’s Annual Antique Gun Show. Flintlock,

percussion and cartridge firearms and accouterments from 18th and 19th centuries, many for sale, with emphasis on those made in the region. 9 AM-3 PM. Stewart Hall, 218 Mercer St., Harmony. 724-452-7341. www.harmonymuseum.org.

Aug. 12: Very Berry Dessert at The Old Stone House. The course features delicious treats with summer berries all made on the Stone House hearth. 10 AM-2 PM. $35. 2856 William Flynn Hwy., Slippery Rock. 724-738-4964. www.oldstonehouse.org/ foodways. Aug. 12: Luau at the Pool. Take a staycation with us. Grab your towels, family and friends and join us for an afternoon of games, music and much more. Daily admission fees apply. Zelienople Community Park Pool, 402 E. Beaver St., Zelienople. 724-452-0231. www.myzeliepark.org.

Aug. 12: Harmony Business Association's Fleatique. Flea Market, antiques,

local artisans and vintage items. Booth space available for $10. 8 AM-2 PM. Harmony Square of Mercer St. and Main St., Harmony. 724-452-9204. www.harmonybusinessassociation.com.

Aug. 12: Open Mic at Bottlebrush: A Gallery for the Arts. Join hosts Jim

and Debbie Tobin. All genres and instruments welcome. 1-4 PM. Free. 539 Main St., Harmony. 724-452-0539. www.bottlebrusharts.com.

Aug. 13: Ron Bickel and the Merrymakers Jazz Trio at Blackwood Theater Organ Society. Enjoy a cross-section of lively traditional jazz; Dixieland, Big Ban and

more contemporary styles. You will hear Benny Goodman hits, Sinatra’s “My Way” and Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood.” Pre-paid reservations required. The house and tower are not visible from the road so look for the balloons, red mailbox and post. 2 PM. $25. 118 Blackwood Lane, Harrisville. 724-735-2813. www.blackwoodmusic.org.

Aug. 14: 58th Annual North Washington Rodeo Parade. The parade starts at 6:30 PM, will kick off the week-long rodeo and officially introduce the 2017 Rodeo Queen to the public. The Rodeo Arena is the place to be after the parade - good food at the concession stands and live entertainment inside the arena. Admission to the arena on parade night is free! 6:30 PM. 2225 Oneida Valley Rd. (Rt. 38), Petrolia. 724-894-6170. www.nwvfd.com/rodeo.

*Aug. 15-19: 58th Annual North Washington Rodeo. Grab your cowboy hat as the North Washington Rodeo brings the excitement of professional rodeo to Butler County. Tues. and Wed.: Family Night- 1 full price adult ticket gets 2 kids in FREE! Fri.- Veterans Night: All military, policeman, firefighters and EMS get to pay presale price which is $12 with proof of service. Event goes on rain or shine. $14 adult ($12 advance). $6 children ($5 advance). Under 3 are free. 8 PM. 2225 Oneida Valley Rd. (Rt. 38), Petrolia. 724-894-6170. www.nwvfd.com/rodeo.

EVENTS – AUGUST 2017

Aug. 17: The Biddle Boys. Master storyteller Bill May will bring the story of Ed and Jack Biddle to life. They are Butler County’s most famous outlaw’s who killed a grocer and a police detective in Pittsburgh in 1901. After a daring escape from jail, they come to the City of Butler and a horrifying shootout ensued between Mt. Chestnut and Prospect. Don’t miss rare photos and new details. 6:30 PM. Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Rd., Carousel Shelter, Butler. 724-284-5383. www.co.butler.pa.us.

Aug. 1: Fat Tuesday at The Beacon Hotel. The area's only authentic cajun

crawfish and shrimp boil. We’re in our 22nd year for this wonderful event. 231 Beacon Rd., Renfrew. 724-586-6233. www.gotothebeacon.com.

*events lasting more than one day

*Sept. 1-4: Inaugural Italian Festival. Italian themed event with craft vendors, food vendors and entertainment each day. Free. Fri. 5-9 PM. Sat. and Sun. 12-9 PM. Mon. 12-6 PM. Main St., Butler. www.butleritalianfestival.com.

*Sept. 9-10: Tough Mudder. A 10-12 mile (18-20 km) obstacle course designed to test all-around strength, stamina, teamwork and mental grit. Tough Mudder is probably the toughest event on the planet. Cooper’s Lake, 205 Currie Rd., Slippery Rock. https://toughmudder.com/events/2015-pittsburgh. *Sept. 9-10: 32nd Annual Saxonburg Festival of the Arts. Please join us for the 32nd annual Saxonburg Festival of the Arts. Crafts, food, music, art demonstrations and most of all, fun. Free parking and shuttle. Sat. 10 AM-6 PM. Sun. Noon-5 PM. Roebling Park, 157 N. Rebecca St., Saxonburg. 724-352-1400 ext. 227. www.visitsaxonburgpa.com. Sept. 9: Go Green Festival & Electric Car Show. Featuring the latest green

energy sources and technologies such as electric vehicles, sustainable products and green business solutions. 11 AM-5 PM. Parking lot of Kohl’s, 1717 PA-228, Cranberry Twp. 724-272-4539. www.gogreenfestival.com.

Sept. 9: 6th Annual Connoquenessing Creek Clean Up. Each year we have

removed thousands of pounds of garbage from this important local waterway but it is still consumed with tires and trash. Help us return this natural resource to its beautiful and pure state. So far, we have removed 275,125 pounds of garbage. This year, we are focusing on a 15 mile stretch, starting in Harmony. Live Out Baptist Church, 1718 PA-588, Fombell. 8 AM-5 PM. 724-371-0416. www.alleghenyaquaticalliance.com.

Sept. 9: Open Mic at Bottlebrush: A Gallery for the Arts. Join hosts Jim

and Debbie Tobin. All genres and instruments welcome. 1-4 PM. Free. 539 Main St., Harmony. 724-452-0539. www.bottlebrusharts.com.

Sept. 10: Silent Film “The General” Dave Wickerham at Blackwood Theater Organ Society. “The General” ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the greatest American films ever made. Also voted one of the 10 greatest films of all time. Come enjoy an unforgettable afternoon. Pre-paid reservations required. The house and tower are not visible from the road so look for the balloons, red mailbox and post. 2 PM. $30. 118 Blackwood Lane, Harrisville. 724-735-2813. www.blackwoodmusic.org.

Sept. 10: Dog Paddle Pool Pawty. Butler County Parks and Recreation teamed up with Butler County Humane Society to help donate back to our furry friends. 50% of the proceeds will go to the Butler County Humane Society. This is an opportunity for dog lovers and owners for a canine only swim! Lifeguards will be on duty and the play stations will be on. Bring a copy of your pet's license and current vaccination records. Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Rd., Butler. 724-284-5383. www.co.butler.pa.us. *Sept. 13-30: Nature and Wildlife Show. Join us for a show including long guns with hand carved stocks and/or engravings on metal plus powder horns with scrimshaw. Wed-Fri. 10 AM-4 PM. Sat. 12-4 PM. Free. Associated Artists of Butler County, 344 S. Main St., Butler. 724-283-6922. www.butlerartcenter.org.

Sept. 14: Drumming in Harmony, Women’s Drum Circle. Drums will be

July 13: Drumming in Harmony, Women’s Drum Circle. Drums will be

car cruise, concerts, free kids area, carnival and more. Thur. and Fri. 4-10 PM. Sat. 12-7 PM. Cranberry Township Community Park, Ernie Mashuda Dr., Cranberry Twp. 724-776-4806. www.ctcchest.org.

EVENTS – SEPTEMBER 2017

*Aug. 12-13: 4th Annual Hobnob Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park. Join Hobnob Theatre Company for its production of "Twelth Night" at Preston Park. We are throwing it way back to the days of Shakespeare himself as an all-male cast will perform this show. Stay tuned to our website for information and exact times. $10. Free/12 and under. 415 S. Eberhart Rd., Butler. 412-736-2535. www.hobnobtheatre.com.

Aug. 17: Namaste with Shu. Sometimes you need beer and sometimes you need yoga, or both. Join Melissa Turner, creator of Fun and Fearless Yoga, for a 60 minute yoga session for all levels. What better way to keep the Zen flowing than to have a post yoga beer from ShuBrew? 6:30-8:30 PM. $18. Zelienople Community Park, Tom Schneider Circle, 402 E. Beaver St., Zelienople. 724-452-0231. www.myzeliepark.org.

bring a blanket or lawn chair as you watch this animated feature. Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted. The Rotary will have hot dogs, burgers and more for sale. 8 PM. Cranberry Township Community Park, Rotary Amphitheater, 111 Ernie Mashuda Dr., Cranberry Twp. 724-779-4386. www.cranberrytownship.org/67/Parks-Recreation.

Company for their production of "Twelth Night" at Zelienople Community Park. Stay tuned to our website for information on the show and exact times. $10. Free/12 and under. 402 E. Beaver St., Amphitheater, Zelienople. 412-736-2535. www.hobnobtheatre.com.

Sept. 14: Art in the Park Canvas Party. Grab your friends and join us for an

July 30: Military Appreciation Day. Thank you for your service. Free admission for veterans or active military with ID. $5/dependents. North Boundary Park, 450 N. Boundary Park Dr., Cranberry Twp. 724-779-4386. www.pa-cranberrytownship3.civicplus.com.

*July 13-15: Cranberry Township Community Days. Features Art in the Park,

food and refreshing drinks while you enjoy local music. Be sure to stay and watch the fireworks. 7:30-10:30 PM. Cooper Station Restaurant, 352 N. Pike Rd., Sarver. 724-353-2100. www.cooperstationrestaurant.com.

film and featuring a score by music legend Elton John is an inspiring celebration of the journey of one boy who hangs up his boxing gloves for ballet shoes. $28/adult. $24/ student. Rotary Amphitheater in Cranberry Township Community Park, 111 Ernie Masuda Dr., Cranberry Twp. 724-480-1211. www.keystonestatemusictheater.org.

programs in Butler County. Ticket includes entry into the drawing for the top purses, sweets, treats and libations. $40/person in advance. $50/person at the door. 6-8:30 PM. General Butler Vagabonds, 138 Whitestown Rd., Lyndora. 724-285-4883. www.butlerunitedway.org/purses-purpose-party-1.

Aug. 1: Movies in the Park. Come enjoy The Lego Batman movie. Feel free to

Aug. 25: Entertainment and Fireworks. Bring your family and friends for great

Aug. 27: Military Appreciation Day. Thank you for your service. Free admission for veterans or active military with ID. $5/dependents. North Boundary Park, 450 N. Boundary Park Dr., Cranberry Twp. 724-779-4386. www.pa-cranberrytownship3.civicplus.com.

free to bring a blanket or lawn chair as this Grove City trio, whose core group includes guitar, vocals, violin and upright bass, performed at more than 30 events last summer. Two of its musicians teach their instruments at the college level. Cranberry Township Municipal Center, Sunrise Rotary Gazebo, 2525 Rochester Rd., Cranberry Twp. 12-3 PM. 724-779-4386. www.cranberrytownship.org/67/Parks-Recreation.

Aug. 15: Free Family Concert Series. The award winning North Star Kids,

provided. 7-9 PM. $25 in advance. Bottlebrush: A Gallery for the Arts, 539 Main St., Harmony. 724-452-0539. www.bottlebrusharts.com.

removed thousands of pounds of garbage from this important local waterway but it is still consumed with tires and trash. Help us to return this natural resource to its beautiful, pure state. So far we have removed 275,125 pounds of garbage. This year, we are focusing on a 15 mile stretch starting in Harmony. Live Out Baptist Church, 1718 PA-588, Fombell. 8 AM-5 PM. 724-371-0416. www.alleghenyaquaticalliance.com.

Aug. 4: Friday Lunchtime Concerts. Come enjoy an afternoon of Rock Jazz. Feel

Lund Care Center. The traditional festival features a worship service of thanksgiving, a mass choir of members of our congregations, Haven residents and Pittsburgh Lutheran Chorus members and a special menu based on the year’s theme. Entertainment for all ages. This event has been held annually for more than 130 years. 12-6 PM. 134 Marwood Rd., Cabot. 888-352-1571. www.concordialm.org.

July 13: 13th Annual Purses for a Purpose Party by United Way of Butler County. Attend this fun evening and help raise thousands of dollars for life-changing

Aug. 19: 6th Annual Connoquenessing Creek Clean Up. Each year we have

Aug. 25: Hobnob Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park. Join Hobnob Theatre

Aug. 6: Western PA Ride for Kids. Join the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

wonderful event with a unique twist, a Bloody Mary bar. Event starts at 1 PM. 231 Beacon Rd., Renfrew. 724-586-6233. www.gotothebeacon.com.

*Aug. 19-20: 4th Annual Hobnob Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park. Join Hobnob Theatre Company for its production of "Twelth Night" at Preston Park. Stay tuned to our website for information on the show and exact times. $10. Free/12 and under. 415 S. Eberhart Rd., Butler. 412-736-2535. www.hobnobtheatre.com.

Aug. 4: Butler BlueSox Fireworks Night. The BlueSox are members of one of the best collegiate summer league wooden bat leagues in the nation, the Prospect League. It's quality entertainment for the whole family at a great price. 7-10:15 PM. $7. Kelly Automotive Park, 100 Pullman Park Place, Butler. 724-256-9994. www.butlerbluesox.net.

July 16: Beacon Bacon Fest at The Beacon Hotel. Come join us for a

July 11: Fat Tuesday at the Beacon Hotel. The area's only authentic cajun

band and the three of us sing lead with strong harmony. We play classic rock, mostly 60's and 70's. The younger members have been playing professionally for 5 years with the oldest member playing professionally for 35 years. 6:30 PM. Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Rd., Odd Fellow Gazebo, Butler. 724-284-5383. www.co.butler.pa.us.

Aug. 3: Animal Architecture. What do nests, webs and burrows all have in

July 15: Night Disc Golf at Alameda Park. See June 24 for details.

July 29: Celebrate the Bloom. Full day of activities including walks, workshops, demonstrations and a culminating bonfire, plus local food, vendors and entertainment. 9 AM-5:30 PM. Free. Jennings Environmental Education Center, 2951 Prospect Rd., Slippery Rock. 724-794-6011. www.celebratethebloom.wordpress.com.

July 11: Free Family Concert Series. This, That and the Other Thing is a family

bluesy band that will be belting out a Chicago/delta style blues sound that will be sure to get you moving and tapping to the beat. This popular local group is certain to leave you wanting more. Make plans to enjoy their great sound! 6:30 PM. Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Rd., Odd Fellow Gazebo, Butler. 724-284-5383. www.co.butler.pa.us.

SummersCool Eco-Recreational Instruction, marketplace of food, craft and business vendors, community sailing and races, children’s activities, crafts and games, native butterfly release, Moraine State Park Partner Spotlight and mountain bike trail ride. Sat. 10 AM-9 PM. Sun. 10 AM-6 PM. Moraine State Park, South Shore, 225 Pleasant Valley Rd., Portersville. 724-687-0707. www.lakearthurregatta.org.

to his huge demand in the U.S., it has taken a decade for Simon Gledhill to return. Concert benefits northern Butler area children referred to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Refreshments will be served. Pre-paid reservations required. The house and tower are not visible from the road so look for the balloons, red mailbox and post. 2 PM and 4:30 PM. $25. 118 Blackwood Lane, Harrisville. 724-735-2813. www.blackwoodmusic.org. crawfish and shrimp boil. We’re in our 22nd year for this wonderful event. 231 Beacon Rd., Renfrew. 724-586-6233. www.gotothebeacon.com.

Aug. 1: Free Family Concert Series. Eugene and the Nightcrawlers is a good ole

ranging in age from 8 to 14 and have performance selections suitable for all occasions and for groups of any size. The group has been featured on the live stage as well as on television, in recordings and in commercials. 6:30 PM. Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Rd., Odd Fellow Gazebo, Butler. 724-284-5383. www.co.butler.pa.us.

Aug. 18: Skate Park Fundraising Concert. Join us for a night of music, food

and fun as we raise funds for the new skate park. Musical performers include: Negative Nelson, Air Anchor and Ortega Fuertel. 6-10 PM. Free. Zelienople Community Park, 402 E. Beaver St., Zelienople. 724-452-0231. www.myzeliepark.org.

evening of art in the park. Our talented instructor will guide you through a painting that you can take home. 6-8 PM. $35. Zelienople Community Park, 402 E. Beaver St., Zelienople. 724-452-0231. www.myzeliepark.org. provided. 7-9 PM. $25 in advance. Bottlebrush: A Gallery for the Arts, 539 Main St., Harmony. 724-452-0539. www.bottlebrusharts.com.

*Sept. 15-17: Evans City Oktoberfest. Quilt show, crafts, food vendors, games, pancake breakfast, parade, kid’s tractor pull, fireworks, car cruise, live entertainment and more. Fri. 10 AM-7 PM. Sat. 10 AM-8 PM. Sun. 12-5 PM. Main St., Evans City. 724-538-8320. http://evanscity.us.

Sept. 16: Villagefest. This is a free street festival featuring children's activities of balloon sculptures, pony rides, face painting, pet rock painting, a treasure hunt and more. There are always lots of crafters, food and vendors. Don't forget to check out the farmer's market, sporting events and live music. 10 AM-5 PM. The Village at Slippery Rock, Main St., Slippery Rock. 724-794-2338. www.slipperyrockpa.org. Sept. 16: Harmony Business Association's Fleatique. Flea market, antiques,

local artisans and vintage items. Booth space available for $10. 8 AM-2 PM. Harmony Square at Mercer Rd. and Main St., Harmony. 724-452-9204. www.harmonybusinessassociation.com.

Sept. 16: Fall Fundraising Event for Portersville Muddy Creek Township Fire and EMS. The Earthquakers will be performing an 18 and over show. Join us for

a night of great entertainment and a chance to win the 50/50 raffle. Gates open 4 PM. Donation $20/presale. $25/day of event. Email questions to firemama24@yahoo.com. Butler Fairgrounds, 1127 New Castle Rd., Portersville. 724-368-8813. www.facebook.com/Portersville-Muddy-Creek-EMS-100721906637972.

*Sept. 16-17: Whispering Pines Festival in the Woods. Bi-annual festival features outstanding antique dealers, talented artisans and many passionate vendors that take pride in their products. Sat. 9 AM-5 PM. Sun. 9 AM-4 PM. 201 Winsome Ln., Cabot. 724-568-PINE. www.whisperingpinesfarmpa.com. *Sept. 16-17: Harmony Museum’s Annual Antique Show and Sale. Quality multi-state dealers offering items including advertising, country and period furniture, ephemera, folk art, glass, jewelry, lighting, orientals, paintings, pottery, primitives, textiles, tools, toys and smalls. Sat. 10 AM-5 PM. Sun. 11 AM-4 PM. 1805 Museum Barn Annex, 303 Mercer Rd., Harmony. 724-452-7341. www.harmonymuseum.org. Sept. 22: 2nd Annual Butler Fall Crawl. Businesses along Main Street remain open during the hours of the crawl and offer a free sample, giveaway or discount. Ticket will list each participating business and ticket holders have their ticket stamped at each to indicated they stopped. Tickets will also be an entry form for a basket raffle at Saturday’s festival. $10. Main St., Diamond Park to Brady St., Butler. 724-822-0474. www.butlerfallfestival.com/fall-crawl. *Sept. 22-Oct. 29: Haunted Hayride, Cheeseman Fright Farm. Haunted hayride, corn maze, multiple walk-through attractions. Fri. and Sat. $20. Sun. $15 or skip the line for $30. 147 Kennedy Rd., Portersville. 724-368-3233. www.cheesemanfarm.com. Sept. 23: Butler Fall Festival. Family-oriented festival featuring regional crafters, children’s activities, food vendors and entertainment. Classic car show sponsored by the Rodfathers. Free. 11 AM-6 PM. Diamond Park on Main St. to Brady St., Butler. www.butlerfallfestival.com. Sept. 23-24: Festa Italia. Join Starr Hill Winery for wine tasting, food and more.

Food a la carte on the 23rd and Spaghetti Dinner buffet and themed basket raffle on the 24th. 12-6 PM. 130 Glenn Ave., Butler. 724-287-6828. www.starrhillwinery.com.

Sept. 24: 20th Annual Alameda Septemberfest. Fishing tournament, car cruise, the Toot and Scoot 5K, craft and vendor show. Games, a petting zoo, mini pony rides, face painting, inflatable jump castles and slide, activities, music, prizes and car cruise put on by Butler Pentastars Car Club. Free. 10 AM-4 PM. 184 Alameda Park Rd., Butler. 724-284-5383. www.co.butler.pa.us. Sept. 30: Night Disc Golf at Alameda Park. See June 24 for details. -----

Dates and events are subject to change without notice. Admission may be charged, and the rates are subject to change. The Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau accepts no responsibility for any changes that might occur. When you are making plans to attend an event, verify the information by calling the number listed in each event. This calendar is only a partial list of events taking place. This calendar’s content was compiled and published by the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau based on information from the organizations and event sponsors listed. This calendar is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement of the events.

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