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Vol 47 No 2

10 10. PA Artisan Trails

Take a pleasant drive along one of PA’s six artisan trails where the journey is part of your experience.

22. Explore NW PA’s Great Outdoors A mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, PA’s Northwest is home to multiple state parks, rivers, lakes and rare stands of virgin forest.

33. Pennsylvania State Police Museum

More than a century of history is displayed at the little-known museum where law and order is more than a TV show.

40. Kids’ Roadtrip

Help your kids shake off the winter doldrums with a roadtrip designed just for them!

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PA Saint Patrick's Day Parades March 10 • Bucks County www.bucksirishparade.com March 10 • Conshohocken www.aohnd1.com March 10 • Scranton www.stpatparade.com March 11 • Jim Thorpe www.jt-pa.com/events-and-activities/ st-patricks-day-parade March 11 • Philadelphia www.philadelphiastpatsparade.com March 17 • Indiana www.downtownindiana.org March 17 • Pittsburgh www.pittsburghirish.org/parade/ March 17 • York www.yorksaintpatricksdayparade.org March 18 • Allentown www.allentownstpatricksdayparade.com March 24 • Girardville www.aohnd1.com March 24 • Harrisburg www.harrisburgirishparade.com March 25 • Stroudsburg www.poconoirishparade.org

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Let’s get serious. Who doesn’t like the longer, warmer days that are upon us? Just makes you feel good all over, doesn’t it? Makes me feel like a kid again! Growing up, I spent a lot of time with cousins. Our families were close-knit. Both my parents’ families grew up within a couple miles of each other. Everyone congregated at the farm after chores and dinner to play baseball on a piece of level land that had been a cow pasture. Mom and Dad had turned it into lawn, adding another half hour to my assigned chore of mowing the grass. (We’ll leave that story for another time!) Spring is always a time of new beginnings, changing our winter habits into more physical activity after being inside for months. Just like our spring ball games got us all pumped, there are so many interesting and entertaining things going on in our beautiful state to take advantage of. We need to get out and enjoy them, stretching our imaginations and learning new things. And while you’re out there having fun and learning, make sure the venue you are enjoying knows you found them through Where & When. The first step is always the hardest. But just do it! You know that once you do, you’ll have so much fun and wonder why you dragged your feet! With a renewed and energized outlook, you know summer can’t be far behind!

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With names like Wyeth, Cassatt, Eakins, Oakley and Warhol, the works of Pennsylvania artists have left an indelible mark on the world. With genres that range from the fiber arts and glass blowing to vibrant watercolors and exquisite jewelry, the Commonwealth continues to nurture and inspire a new generation of artists. Fortunately, it’s never been easier to visit many of the state’s most talented artisans, thanks to the PA Artisan Trail Alliance. Currently, there are six active trails that allow us to experience the work of artists in quaint villages and historic towns along some Pennsylvania’s most picturesque roads.

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and graphite, DiAndrea has achieved national recognition for her ability to capture the personality of her canine subjects. Her colorful renditions of pets bring a life and joy to each creation. www.petartstudios.com

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HANDMADE ALONG THE HIGHWAY The Handmade Along the Highway Artisan Trail links two very historic roads, Rt. 30W, the Lincoln Highway, and R t. 40, the Nationa l Road. The juried artisans that make up this trail work in media ranging from textiles to ironwork/blacksmithing. For your convenience, you will find two itineraries already set up for you on the trail’s

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Kathy Trexel Reed is carrying on the centuries-old craft of Scherenschnitte, a German style of paper cutting. Her amazing skill and attention to the smallest detail make her designs truly remarkable. Kathy’s work can be seen at Laurel Arts in Somerset. www.laurelarts.org PA ARTS EXPERIENCE The PA Arts Experience trail follows the eastern portion of Rt. 30 and Rt. 113. This trail features behind-thescenes tours of some of the artists’ studios in towns from York to New Hope, home of the Pennsylvania Impressionist Movement. Visitors will travel along the countryside that inspired many works by the Wyeths of Chadds Ford, Chester County. www.paartsexperience.com

birdbaths can be purchased at his gallery, Pots by de Perrot. www.potsbydeperrot.com Sue Reno is an award-winning fiber artist whose works have been featured on the covers of multiple trade magazines, as well as an episode of “Simply Quilts” on HGTV. Reno immerses her creations with her Lancaster County surroundings using hand-painted fabrics, hand and machine stitching and beadwork. www.suereno.com For more information on the PA Artisan Trails logon to paartisantrails. com

Artist Spotlight: Steve de Perrot has been fueling his penchant for working with clay for 30 years. His Lititz studio is where you’ll find him working on functional stoneware pottery and tile creations. Anything from gorgeous tile tables to

Talented jewelry artisan, Melissa Colucci of Carlisle created this cast and fabricated Mexican Lace Agate ring.

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March Mar 2. Performance: Cirque Dreams. Community Arts Center, Williamsport. 570-326-2424, www.caclive.com Mar 2. Golden Eagle Voyage Package. During the peak of the annual golden eagle northern migration, spend a weekend in central PA viewing these majestic birds soaring overhead. The Nature Inn, Bald Eagle State Park, Howard. 814-625-2879 Mar 3. Geisinger Humdinger Trail Run. A 7.1-mile trail run that has been designed to test the early season stamina of its participants. Nearly 2,000 feet of climbing, and some of it is steep. Race starts and ends at the Pine Barn Inn, Danville. www.rivertownrace.com Mar 3-11. Central Pennsylvania Builders Association Home Show. Penn State University, Bryce Jordan Center, University Park. www.centralpabuilders.com Mar 13. Performance: Spirit of Uganda. The performers, age 8 to 18, share the music and dance of their lush and diverse East African homeland, while serving as ambassadors for Ugandaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2.4 million orphans. 7:30pm. Adm. Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State University, University Park. 814-863-0255, www.cpa.psu.edu/ events/uganda.html Mar 8-25. Murder at the Howard Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Set in the late 1970s, this farce by Bobrick and Clark will make you laugh hard. Alvina Krause Theatre, Bloomsburg. 570-784-8181, www.bte.org Mar 10. Tussey Teaser 1: Laurel Run. Leg 1 of the Tussey Mountainback 50 course. 10am. Free. See website for other legs of the series. Start and finish near Tussey Mountain Ski Area, Boalsburg. www.tusseymountainback.com/events/tussey-teasers Mar 10. Lecture: Critters Beyond Your Back Door With Jack Hubley. Hubley, who has more than 20 years of experience, will be accompanied by a variety of live animals. 6-7pm. Free, but preregistration is req. Nature Inn at Bald Eagle State Park, Howard. 814-625-2879 Mar 13-Apr 19. Exhibit: Out of This World: The Landscapes of Our Solar System. The Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport. 570-320-2445, www.pct.edu/ gallery Mar 15. Performance: ImaginOcean. This one-of-akind black light puppet show is a magical undersea adventure for kids of all ages. 7pm. Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. 814-362-5113, www.upb.pitt.edu/TheArts. aspx Mar 16-18. 3rd Annual Bluegrass Festival. Continuous bluegrass music by the top regional musicians. Free adm. Holiday Inn, Clarion. 814-226-8760, www.hiclarion.com

Mar 16. Performance: Dance Theatre of Harlem. One of the leading dance institutions in America. 7:30pm. Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. www.bcpac.com Mar 16. Performance: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis. 7:30pm. Adm. Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Main Campus, University Park. 814-863-0255, www.cpa.psu.edu/events/jazz.html Mar 17, Apr 21. Discovery Space Saturday Story Time for Babies & Toddlers. Penn State librarian Ellysa Stern Cahoy will host a special story time. 11-11:30am. Free with paid adm. Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania, State College. 814-234-0200, mydiscoveryspace.org Mar 18. Performance: The Fresh Beat Band. Community Arts Center, Williamsport. 570-326-2424, www.caclive.com Mar 18. Performance: American Stage by Southern Tier Symphony. Enjoy the American sounds that range from Gershwin to Porgy and Bess to Lord of the Rings. 3pm. Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. www.southerntiersymphony. org Mar 21. Performance: MASS Ensemble. An internationally renowned group that combines unique musical sculptures and installations with traditional instrumentation, creating an unforgettable multi-sensory theatrical experience. 7:30pm. Wellsboro Area High School, Wellsboro. 570-724-4939, www.wellsborocca.org Mar 21. Performance: CATS. 7:30pm. Adm. Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Main Campus, University Park. www.cpa.psu.edu/events/cats.html Mar 21. Birds & Bagels. Stop in for a hot beverage, a bagel and, most importantly, the birds. Learn about feeder birds. 10-11am. Adm. Meet at the Nature Inn lobby, Bald Eagle State Park, Howard. 814-625-2879 Mar 23. Performance: Travis Tritt. Community Arts Center, Williamsport. 570-326-2424, www.caclive.com Mar 23-25. Performance: The Ant & the Grasshopper. Community Theatre League, Williamsport. 570-3271777, www.ctlshows.com Mar 24-25. Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club Show. Museum exhibits, demonstrations and dealers selling minerals, fossils and jewelry. Athens Township Volunteer Fire Hall, Sayre. 570-928-9238, www.chehannarocks. com, uvbob@epix.net Mar 24. Mystery Theater Dinner. Death on the Range will be the feature show with mystery writer Lisa Lepovetsky. 6pm. Coudersport Fire Hall Annex, Coudersport. Mar 24-25. 8th Annual Maple Weekend. A traveling festival that allows visitors to observe tree tapping, sugar boiling and other maple-related activities in Potter and Tioga counties. 15 members of the Potter/Tioga Maple Producers Assn will open their sugar shack doors for a deliciously educational experience. 10am4pm. www.pamaple.com/MapleWeekend.htm

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events subject to change Mar 24. Deer Lovely Ladies Tour. Ladies can enjoy a wine tasting around downtown. Preregistration required. Clearfield. 814-765-6000, 814-765-5734 Mar 24-25. Clearfield County Pennsylvania Outdoor Show. Hunting and fishing products, plan outdoor sport and camping retreats and shop for supplies, gear, boats, RVs, ATVs and more. Clearfield County Fairgrounds, Clearfield. Mar 25. Performance: Jim Gaffigan. Community Arts Center, Williamsport. 570-326-2424, www.caclive.com Mar 31. Cook Forest Half Marathon & 5k Run. 13.1-mile and 5k runs along the picturesque National Wild and Scenic Clarion River. Registration/start area at Shelter 2, Cook Forest State Park, near entrance to Tomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Run, Cooksburg. 814-393-2081, cookforest.com/marathon/ Mar 31. 6th Annual Kettle Creek Outdoors Show. Everything for sports and outdoor enthusiasts. Demos, speakers, a NWTF sanctioned turkey calling contest, and great food. 9am-4pm. Kettle Creek Hose Company, Cross Fork. www.outdoorshow.kettlecreekvalley.com

Mar 31. Red Moshannon Race. Participants in this 44-year-old race, which is the oldest downriver canoe/ kayak race in PA, will experience the backwaters of Clearfield County firsthand. Starts at Peale Bridge near Grassflat. Ends at the Route 53 Bridge near Moshannon.

April Apr 1. Performance: The Magic School Bus LIVE! The Climate Challenge. An all-new musical adventure. 2pm. Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Main Campus, University Park. 814-863-0255, www.cpa.psu.edu/ events/bus.html Apr 4. CRPR Flashlight Egg Hunt for Teens. Not your little sister or brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s egg hunt, this event is bigger, better, darker and extremely cool for kids in grades six to eight. There will be prizes, food, music and more. 8pm. Free. Advance registration required. Rain or shine. Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, State College. 814-2313071, www.crpr.org

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events subject to change Apr 7. 38th Annual Cameron County Canoe & Kayak Classic. Preregister by March 29. Start across from Emporium Country Club, Emporium. 814-546-2011, www.canoeclassic.org Apr 7. 54th Annual CRPR Easter Egg Hunt. Featuring more than 7,000 eggs. There will be prizes and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. Four age group areas will be provided for ages 2-9. 2pm sharp. Free. Rain, shine or snow. Orchard Park, State College. 814-231-3071, www.crpr.org Apr 8. Easter Sunrise Service. Plan on arriving early at about 6:30am to ensure a good seat. Attendees should bring their own lawn chairs. 7-8am. Cook Forest State Park, Ridge Campground, Park Amphitheater, Cooksburg. 814-744-8407, cookforestsp@state.pa.us Apr 11. Performance: Young Frankenstein. Have a monstrously good time at this spectacular new production. 7:30pm. Adm. Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Main Campus, University Park. 814-863-0255, www. cpa.psu.edu/events/franken.html Apr 12-15. Performance: An Evening of Stories by Edgar Allan Poe. Audiences will be guided through dreams and nightmares freely adapted from Poeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stories. Reservations recommended. University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. 814-362-5113, www.upb.pitt. edu/TheArts.aspx, showtix@pitt.edu Apr 13. Lecture: Jungle Jack Hanna. Community Arts Center, Williamsport. 570-326-2424, www.caclive.com

Apr 13. Performance: The Corral. Community Theatre League, Williamsport. 570-327-1777, www.ctlshows. com Apr 13-15. Performance: Seussical. The Academy Theatre, Meadville. 814-337-8000, www.theacademytheatre.org Apr 13. Lecture: The Butterfly Guy Rick Mikula. Attendees will be spellbound and amazed at his fastpaced and high-energy performances. Rickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slide programs will show the beauty of butterflies on his rainforest tours and wonderful creatures that live nearby. 7-8pm. Nature Inn at Bald Eagle State Park, Howard. 814-625-2879 Apr 14. Spring Heritage Days. Exhibitors will display everything from jewelry to furniture. Lunch will be available. Pine Creek Inn, Galeton. 814-435-2652, www. lumbermuseum.org Apr 15. Performance: Chinese Acrobats of Hebei. 2:30pm. Wellsboro Area High School, Wellsboro. 570724-4939, www.wellsborocca.org Apr 15. Steelers Footballers Basketball Game. Tickets and seating are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Clearfield Area High School gymnasium, Clearfield. 814-577-0983, 814-765-4121, tbone2012@yahoo.com Apr 18. Performance: Merle Haggard. Community Arts Center, Williamsport. 570-326-2424, www.caclive.com

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Apr 21-22. Tropical Rainforest. Clyde Peelingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Reptiland, Allenwood. 570-538-1869, www.reptiland.com Apr 21-22, May 19-20. Coolspring Power Museum. Open to the public. More than 250 historically significant internal combustion engines depicting 125 years of development of Industrial America. 10am-5pm. Adm. Coolspring Power Museum, Coolspring. 814-849-6883, www.coolspringpowermuseum.org Apr 21. Maple Syrup Festival. Pancake breakfast and tractor wagon rides to Sugar House. Adm. 9am-2pm. Riverstone Farm, Foxburg. 412-867-1816, www.alleghenyriverstone.org Apr 21. 37th Annual Kids Fishing Derby. For kids up to and including 13-year-olds. The lake will be stocked, so there will be plenty of fish for little ones to try to catch. 9-11:30am. Parker Dam State Park, Penfield. 814-2363621, 814-577-1869 Apr 22. Special Olympics Beaver Stadium 5k Run. Beaver Stadium, University Park. www.specialolympics.org Apr 24-25. Performance: Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour. Cirque du Soleil. 8pm. Bryce Jordan Center, University Park. 814-865-5555, www. bjc.psu.edu Apr 27-May 11. Exhibit: Design: 2012. The Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport. 570-320-2445, www.pct.edu/gallery Apr 27-28. Performance: Metamorphoses. Stories of change and transformation told through dance. 8pm. Clarion University Little Theater, Clarion. 814-393-2787, 800-672-7171, www.clarion.edu/266567 Apr 28. CRPR Birds & Bagels. Start with refreshments and then venture out into the marsh for a bird walk. Then, back inside for an informational bird presentation. 9am. Free. Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Spring Creek Education Building, State College. 814-231-3071, www. crpr.org

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May May 1. Exhibit: Komodo Dragon Exhibit Opens. Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland, Allenwood. 570-538-1869, www. reptiland.com May 4. Performance: Simply Sinatra. Community Arts Center, Williamsport. 570-326-2424, www.caclive.com May 4-5. Performance: Susquehanna Valley Chorale Pops Concert: Give My Regards to Broadway. The Broadway star Ted Keegan, who played the Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, will share musical favorites. Adm. Weber Chapel Auditorium, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove. 570-547-0455, svcmusic.org May 4-6. 46th Annual Potter/Tioga Maple Festival. A sweet weekend in God’s Country with fun, festivities and all things maple. Events will include a parade, a kiddie carnival, a pancake breakfast, vendors, craft booths, live music and entertainment. 9am. Coudersport Courthouse Square, Coudersport. www.coudersport.org May 5. Clear Creek Fishing Derby. The kids will have so much fun learning about fishing, baiting their hooks, cleaning their catch and more. There will also be refreshments. Clear Creek State Park, Sigel. 814-7522368, www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/ }findapark/clearcreek/index.html

May 5. River Towns Marathon & Half Marathon. A long run on rural roads with three bridge crossings. The course, which is like no other, will showcase this beautiful rural Pennsylvania setting. This race is a sanctioned USATF qualifier. Danville. 570-271-1055, http://web. me.com/earthscapes66/Marathon/Welcome!.html May 5. Stinkfest. Devoted to the odorous leek, or ramp. The outdoor event includes food vendors, craft vendors, Kiddyland, entertainment, a leek dip contest, the Lil Stinker Contest and an outhouse race. East Main Street between South Kendall Avenue and Fisher Avenue, Bradford. www.stinkfest.org May 5-6. Central Pennsylvania Orchid Show. Snider Ag Arena, Penn State University Campus, University Park. centralpaorchidsociety.org/Annual-Show.php May 5. Moonlit Movie & Lunar Viewing. Short film about landing a man on the moon and returning safely. After the movie, observe the lunar landscape through telescopes. 8-9:30pm. Cherry Springs State Park, Coudersport. 814-435-5010

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events subject to change May 12. Woodsy Owl Workday. A volunteer day for painting, clearing trails, raking leaves, planting flowers and seedlings and more. 8am-1:30pm. Volunteers may camp this weekend free of charge from 3pm Friday to 3pm Sunday. Cook Forest State Park Maintenance Complex, Cooksburg. 814-744-8401, 814-752-2368

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May 12. International Migratory Bird Day Festival. Enjoy a guided birding walk, spend time watching bald eagles through spotting scopes or take part in other fun bird-related crafts and activites. 9am-2pm. Sinnemahoning State Park Wildlife Center, Austin. www. dcnr.state.pa/us/parks/sinnemahoning.aspx

May 12. 11th Annual West Branch Susquehanna River Wild Canoe/Kayak Race. Experience the backwaters of the West Branch Susquehanna River as you partake in 11 of the 102 miles that run through Clearfield Co. Race starts at 11am. Starts at Rolling Stone Bridge in Karthaus. 814-263-4418, 814-263-7321 May 12. Old Town Sportsmen’s Association Annual Fishing Derby. 8am-1pm. From Hyde Bridge to the Moose Creek Inlet on the West Branch of the Susquehanna. Lower Witmer Park, Clearfield. May 13. Kids Mini Fishing Derby. Noon-3pm. Ridgway Firemen’s Grounds, Ridgway. 814-773-3636, www.stleosfishingderby.com May 15-26. Performance: Rumors. Presented by State College Community Theatre. Boal Barn Playhouse, Boalsburg. 814-234-7228, www.scctonline.org May 18-31. Exhibit: Cathy Breslaw: Illuminations. The Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport. 570-320-2445, www.pct.edu/gallery

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events subject to change May 18. Clarion Wine Walk. Attendees may enjoy wine tastings, appetizers and specials while shopping and experiencing all the town has to offer. 5-9pm. Downtown Clarion. www.clarionpa.com

May 23-27. Bluegrass Festival. Enjoy gospel and bluegrass music all weekend long. Mosser Park, Westover. 814-247-8294

May 18-20. Middlecreek Valley Antique Association Antique Show. Free parking and adm. Showgrounds, Selinsgrove. 570-374-9420, www.mvaapa.org

May 25-27. ISSDC Dog Show. Three dog shows, seminars, food, on-site camping and more. 9am-5pm. Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Brookville. 410-5907765, www.facebook.com/events/18

May 18. Philipsburg Veterans Parade. Philipsburg Towers, downtown Philipsburg. May 18-20. Susquehanna Antique Machinery Association Spring Gas Up Show. Grounds at Luthersburg. 814-236-0173, 814-591-2215, http:// susquehannaantiquemachinery.org May 19. Springfest. Kayaking, canoeing, geocaching, birding displays, self-guided hikes, a kids’ biking loop, adult bikes to sign out, kids’ crafts and kids’ fishing. Hills Creek State Park, Wellsboro. 570-724-4246 May 19-20. Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament. From Galeton to the Ansonia Bridge, approximate 13-mile stretch. Headquarters at the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon Snowmobile Clubhouse, Wellsboro. 570-724-6424, http://pagrandcanyonsnowmobileclub.com May 19-20. Spring Gas-Up Show. Gas engine show. Northwest Pennsylvania Steam Engine and Old Equipment Association. 9am-5pm. Portersville. 724452-8656, w w w. p o r t e r s v i l l e s t e a m show.Homestead.com May 19-20. Tour De Forest (SpringRide). Organized ATV ride through the Allegheny National Forest benefiting the volunteer fire department. Allegheny National Forest, Marienville. 814-227-9503, www.marienvillefire.com/tour-de-forest May 19. Mifflinburg Buggy Day. A living history event. Open house with demos, buggy painting, chair caning, needlework and more. Take a buggy ride through historic Mifflinburg. 10am-5pm. Free adm. Buggy Museum, Mifflinburg. 570-966-1355, www.buggymuseum.org May 19. Kids Fishing Derby. Children age 12 and under can compete for prizes and enjoy a free lunch with registration. Registration at 9am. Derby from 10am-1pm. No fee. Lyman Run State Park, Galeton. 814-435-5010 May 19. Upper West Branch Triathlon. The course takes participants through some of central Pennsylvania’s most scenic and breathtaking areas. 10am. Curwensville Lake, Curwensville. www.clfdccd.com May 20. Spring Mud Fling. All kinds of mud racing, including classes for ATVs, cars, 4x4 street trucks and professional trucks. When it comes to mud, the raceway has it all. Muddy Run Raceway, Smoke Run. 814-3785723, http://muddyrunraceway.com May 22-25. Project Healing Waters. The God’s Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited provides this unique weekend-long outdoor healing experience for wounded, injured and disabled veterans to experience fly fishing in the serenity of God’s Country free of charge. Austin/ Costello. drflyfish@yahoo.com

May 25-26. Anthracite Heritage Festival of the Arts. Shamokin. 570-850-9121, www.NCCARTS.com May 26-28. Roy Kane Memorial Rendezvous & Pow Wow. Native American dancing and drumming, a cookoff contest, a re-enactment (mock battle) and a tomahawk throwing contest. Trout Run. 570-377-0385 May 26. 5th Annual Blues Festival. See great local talent perform live on stage and enjoy great wine, great food and fabulous entertainment at the scenic winery. Spyglass Ridge Winery, Sunbury. 570-286-9911, www. spyglassridgewinery.com May 26-28. Flickerfest. A three-day event that includes wine, food, artisan vendors, a wine making competition and live music. Flickerwood Wine Cellars and Lounge, Kane. 814-837-7566, www.flickerwood.com May 26. Planetary Watch. View Venus as it sets and Saturn as it rises. Attendees will enjoy a laser-guided tour of the constellations and hear the legends that surround these patterns in the night sky. 8:30-10pm. Cherry Springs State Park, Coudersport. 814-435-5010 May 26-28. Curwensville Remembers. A celebration in honor of the men and women who have served the country in the armed forces. A variety of community activitie. Downtown Curwensville. 814-236-8328 May 27. Memorial Day Weekend Sunday Barbecue in Cook Forest. Kick off summer with a classic barbecue including smoked ribs and chicken, sides, dessert and a beverage. Call for reservations. Noon-6pm. Gateway Lode, Cooksburg. 800-843-6862, www.gatewaylodge. com May 28. Memorial Day Parade. Honoring those who have served in the armed forces. 10am. Fourth Street to the Big Flag Memorial, Emporium. 814-546-2835, www. sinnemahoning-sportsmen.org May 28. A Day in Towne - Memorial Day Celebration. Boalsburg. http://boalmuseum.com/bvc.htm

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March Through Mar 31. Lecture: Mid-Winter Talks at Gettysburg NMP: The War in 1862. Free winter lecture series will explore events and personalities that figured prominently in 1862, as well as perspectives on the Gettysburg Campaign and Battle. Sat and Sun only. 1:30pm. Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg. 717-334-1124, ext. 8023, www.nps.gov/gett Mar 1. Performance: Wynonna. American Music Theatre, Lancaster. 800-648-4102, www.amtshows.com

Mar 10-12. Springfest 2012. The whole weekend will be packed with lots of decorations, exciting events and, of course, plenty of skiing and boarding. Liberty Mountain Resort, Carroll Valley. 717-642-8211, www.skiliberty.com Mar 10. Central Pennsylvania Aeromodelers Show. Lebanon Valley Expo Center and Fairgrounds, Lebanon. 717-258-8566, www.cpaa.us Mar 10-11. Gun Show. Produced by Appalachian Promotions. Saturday 9am-4pm. Sunday 9am-3pm. Adm. Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport. 610-9261307, www.leesportmarket.com

Mar 3. Performance: Peking Acrobats. American Music Theatre, Lancaster. 800-648-4102, www.amtshows.com

Mar 11. Performance: Michael W. Smith. American Music Theatre, Lancaster. 800-648-4102, www.amtshows.com

Mar 3-4. Celebrate Spring Break on the Slopes. A weekend filled with spring break activities in the snow and on the slopes. Liberty Mountain Resort, Carroll Valley. 717-642-8211, www.skiliberty.com

Mar 11. Capital City Spring Stamp Show. Featuring a 15-dealer bourse. 10am-4pm. Free adm and free parking. Linglestown American Legion, Linglestown.

Mar 3-Apr 1. Tour de Tanks Event. 14 Mason Dixon Wine Trail wineries offer exclusive tank and barrel tasting on Saturdays and Sundays. Meet the winemakers, enjoy tasty treats and chat with fellow enthusiasts. York. 888-858-YORK, www.MasonDixonWineTrail.com Mar 3. Hoedown. Sponsored by the Appalachian Snowmobile Club. Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport. 610-693-5627, www.leesportmarket.com Mar 4. 2012 York-Hanover Train & Toy Meet. 100 table spaces are available for hobbyists to display, sell, or trade all gauges and makes of trains and train accessories, as well as old and new toys. 9am-1pm. Adm. Porters Fire Hall, Porters. 717-632-3157 Mar 4. Toy Show. 7am-1pm. Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport. 610-926-1307, www.leesportmarket.com Mar 9. Performance: Dervish. Since hitting the scene, this group has paved new roads, expanding the limits of what Irish/Celtic music can encompass. 8pm. Carlisle Theatre, Carlisle. www.carlisletheatre.org Mar 9-10. Performance: CATS. American Music Theatre, Lancaster. 800-648-4102, www.amtshows.com Mar 9. Performance: Moms Let Loose. America’s funniest moms and grandma will perform the family-oriented, clean comedy show. 8pm. Majestic Performing Arts Center, Gettysburg. 717-337-8200, www.gettysburgmajestic.org Mar 9-11. York Campers World RV Show. York Expo Center, York. 610-767-5026, www.yorkrvshow.net

Mar 13-18. Celtic Classic Dog Show. More than 150 different breeds strive to be top dog. York Expo Center, York. 416-409-1491, www.thecelticclassic.com May 13. Olde York Street Fair. A Mother’s Day tradition for more than 36 years, featuring artisans, entertainment and food vendors. Downtown York. 717-8492217, www.yorkcity.org/oldeyorkstreetfair Mar 16. Performance: Neil Sedaka. American Music Theatre, Lancaster. 800-648-4102, www.amtshows.com Mar 17. Performance: Spring Doo Wop Cavalcade. American Music Theatre, Lancaster. 800-648-4102, www.amtshows.com Mar 17, Apr 21, May 26. Lecture: An Evening With the Painting. Learn about the history and conservation of the Cyclorama painting and enjoy the opportunity to spend time viewing the Cyclorama. 5-6:30pm. Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, Gettysburg. 877-874-2478, www.gettysburgfoundation.org Mar 17. Penryn Fire Company & Limerock Parochial School 7th Annual Mud Sale. Auction begins at 8am. Homemade food will be available. Penryn Fire Company, Manheim. 717-664-2825, www.penrynfire.com BECKY & KEN KRAMER Owners

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events subject to change Mar 17. Performance: Seussical. Kids will love this romp through the Seuss classics. Two performances: 11am-noon and 2-3pm. Recommended for children age 4 and older. Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg. 717-477-SHOW, www.luhrscenter.com

Mar 24-25. 10th Annual Juried Spring Fine Arts & Craft Festival. International and regional master craftspeople and artisans, a Kutztown University student gallery, refreshments, live music and door prizes. Kutztown University, Keystone Hall, Kutztown. 610-678-6650, www.rbcrafts.org

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Mar 24, Apr 2. Genealogy Workshop. Designed by Cumberland County Historical Society to share the joys and frustrations of genealogy. The instructor is a local genealogist. Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle. 717-249-7610, www.historicalsociety.com

Mar 18. Performance: Sandi Patty & Friends. American Music Theatre, Lancaster. 800-648-4102, www.amtshows.com Mar 18. Performance: Celtic Nights - Journey of Hope. Direct from Ireland, this show features the finest male and female voices of the Celtic world, showcased against a thundering backdrop of expert dancing and musicianship. 3pm. Majestic Performing Arts Center, Gettysburg. 717-337-8200, www.gettysburgmajestic.org

Mar 24-25, Apr 28-29. Performance: Juniata Theatre: Senior Capstones. Students are partnered with professional designers, and their work is documented through photography and video. Juniata College, Suzanne von Liebig Theatre, Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts, Huntingdon. 877-586-4282, http://juniata.edu/ departments/theatre/season.html

Mar 20, Apr 17, May 15. Lecture: Underground Railroad Tours of Gettysburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s McAllister Mill. 7:30pm. Free program. Historic GAR Building, Gettysburg. 717-334-5185, www.HGAConline.org

Mar 24. Performance: Juniata Music Department: Concert Choir Ireland Tour Homecoming Concert. 7:30pm. Juniata College, Rosenberger Auditorium, Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts, Huntingdon. 877-586-4282, http://juniata.edu/departments/ music/concert.html

Mar 20-24. Lebanon County Builders Show. Lebanon Valley Expo Center and Fairgrounds, Lebanon. 717-2726252, http://lebcobuilders.com

Mar 24-25. Easter Craft Fair. 9am-3pm. Free adm and free parking. Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport. 610926-1307, www.leesportmarket.com

Mar 22. Performance: Travis Tritt. American Music Theatre, Lancaster. 800-648-4102, www.amtshows.com

Mar 25. Performance: Charlie Daniels Band. American Music Theatre, Lancaster. 800-648-4102, www.amtshows.com

Mar 23. Performance: The Texas Tenors. Weaving effortlessly from John Denver to Puccini to West Side Story, this trio takes their audience on a musical ride. 8pm. Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg. 717-477-SHOW, www.luhrscenter.com Mar 24, 31. Lecture: John Scott Adams Seminar Series. The program will focus on the controversial Gettysburg Electric Trolley, which operated between 1893 and 1916. Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, Gettysburg. 877-874-2478, www.gettysburgfoundation.org Mar 24. Performance: Mark Nizer: New 3-D Show. Using comedy, 3-D lasers, special effects and even toilet paper, juggler Mark Nizer is one of the greatest family entertainers performing today. 3pm. Majestic Performing Arts Center, Gettysburg. 717-337-8200, www.gettysburgmajestic.org

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events subject to change Mar 29. Performance: Mayhem & Majesty by Squonk Opera. Don’t miss this rockin’ opera. 7:30pm. Ursa Minor’s Cafe at the McFarland Student Union Building, Kutztown University, Kutztown. 610-683-4092, www. kutztownpresents.org Mar 31. Performance: The Oak Ridge Boys. American Music Theatre, Lancaster. 800-648-4102, www.amtshows.com

April Apr 1. Performance: Three Dog Night. American Music Theatre, Lancaster. 800-648-4102, www.amtshows. com Apr 1. Performance: Copland’s Appalachian Spring. A Music, Gettysburg! program. 3pm. Free and open to the public. Lutheran Theological Seminary Chapel, Gettysburg. 717-338-3000, ext. 2197, www.musicgettysburg.org Apr 3. Lecture: J.R. Martinez. An inspiring lecture by injured Iraq War veteran and Dancing With the Stars winner. 7:30pm. Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg. 717-447-SHOW, www.luhrscenter.com Apr 4. Performance: Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance. A mesmerizing blend of traditional and modern Celtic music and dance. 8pm. Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg. 717-477-SHOW, www.luhrscenter.com Apr 4. Visit the Easter Bunny. Coloring books for all children. Bring cameras. 4-6:30pm. Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport. 610-926-1307, www.leesportmarket.com

Apr 13-21. Gettysburg Restaurant Week. Discover and enjoy the area’s exceptional dining through multi-course prix fixe menus. Gettysburg. www.gettysburgrestaurantweek.com, info@gettysburgrestaurantweek.com Apr 10. Performance: Riverdance. American Music Theatre, Lancaster. 800-648-4102, www.amtshows.com Apr 11-May 6. Performance: Forever Plaid. A heavenly musical with a mix of ’50s and ’60s rock and roll tunes and dance music. Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse, Boiling Springs. 717-258-3211, www.allenberry.com Apr 13-15. Lecture: Gettysburg in History & Memory. Classroom and field programs, a Saturday evening reception and tours. Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg. 717-334-1124, ext. 3251, www.nps.gov/gett Apr 13. Performance: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Wildy popular swing band in classic ’40s-era suits and fedoras. 8pm. Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg. 717-477-SHOW, www.luhrscenter.com Apr 13-28. Lancaster County’s Best Kept Secrets Tour. Visit 35 off-the-beaten-path businesses hand-picked for their uniqueness during this shopping, food and fun adventure. Adm. Lancaster. 717-721-1750, 717-7219409, www.bestkeptsecretstour.com Apr 13-14. Pennsylvania Herb & Garden Festival. Speakers, workshops and numerous vendors of plants, herbal crafts and products for the gardener, cook and crafter. York Expo Center, Memorial Hall, York. 717-5032305, www.PAHerbandGardenFestival.com

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events subject to change Apr 14-15. Gettysburg Heritage Trail Hike. Walking tour conducted by Gar Phillips, Licensed Battlefield Guide. Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, Gettysburg. Register online or by phone at 717-339-2161. 877-874-2478, www.gettysburgfoundation.org

Apr 18. Performance: Best of MOMIX. Known internationally for presenting works of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty. 7:30pm. Majestic Performing Arts Center, Gettysburg. 717-337-8200, www.gettysburgmajestic.org

Apr 14, May 4. Civil War Walking Tour of Carlisle. A walking tour led by Civil War guides. 10am on April 14. 1pm on May 4. Call Cumberland County Historical Society for reservations. Carlisle. 717-249-7610, www. historicalsociety.com

Apr 21-Oct 21. Living History Weekends on the Battlefield. Experience ranger programs and walks, campfire programs, living history and events that assist in preserving and interpreting the Gettysburg Battle. Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, Gettysburg. 717-334-1124, ext. 8023, www.nps.gov/gett

Apr 14. National Dutch Rabbit Show. Lebanon Valley Expo Center and Fairgrounds, Lebanon. 717-867-1684, www.dutchrabbit.com Apr 15. Performance: Jungle Jack Hanna. American Music Theatre, Lancaster. 800-648-4102, www.amtshows.com Apr 15. Performance: The Four Freshmen. Multiple Grammy-nominated quartet known for blending openharmony jazz arrangements with big band vocal sounds, founded in the barbershop tradition. 3pm. Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg. 717-477-SHOW, www.luhrscenter.com Apr 15. Flea Market & Toy Show. 7am-1pm. Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport. 610-926-1307, www.leesportmarket.com

Apr 21. Performance: Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet & CPS Present Giselle. Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet unveils Alan Hinelineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dramatic staging of a tale of love, betrayal and forgiveness. Two performances. Whitaker Center, Harrisburg. 717-214-ARTS, www.whitakercenter.org Apr 21. Performance: Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood. The duo from Whose Line Is It Anyway have teamed up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy. 8pm. Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg. 717-477-SHOW, www.luhrscenter.com Apr 21. Raystown Lake Cleanup Day. Calling volunteers to. spend the day cleaning up remote areas of shoreline. Free lunch provided for volunteers. Raystown Lake, Huntingdon County. 814-658-6812, http://raystown.nab.usace.army.mil

Apr 17. Lecture: Agnes Flood 1972. During the 40th anniversary year of the flood, Dr. Noel Potter will show the effects of this historic event on Cumberland County. 7pm. Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle. 717-249-7610, www.historicalsociety.com Apr 17. Performance: Merle Haggard. A country music legend whose caliber will long provide a standard for all country artists to follow. 8pm. Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg. 717-477-SHOW, www.luhrscenter.com

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events subject to change Apr 21. Fun Fly Kite Festival. A fun fly will be held in conjunction with the American Kitefliers Association. Bring kites to fly, and watch professional kitefliers. The Markets at Shrewsbury, Glen Rock. 717-235-6611, www.MarketsatShrewsbury.com Apr 22. Taste of River Towns. Taste the food and beverages of this region held in a historic venue. 4-7pm. Tickets are available for two time slots. Union Meeting House, Marietta. 717-684-5249 Apr 22. Performance: Gettysburg’s Children’s Choir. 4pm. Free to the public. Lutheran Theological Seminary Chapel, Gettysburg. 717-338-3000, ext. 2197, www. musicgettysburg.org Apr 27. Performance: Kathy Mattea. From a small town in West Virigina, Kathy went on to have five number-one hits and a remarkable 39 songs become Top 40 Country hits. 8pm. Carlisle Theatre, Carlisle. www.carlisletheatre.org Apr 27-28. American Odyssey Relay. In this race through history, teams of 12 will run 200 miles from Gettysburg to Washington, D.C. Gettysburg. www. americanodysseyrelay.com Apr 27-29. 14th Annual Greyhounds in Gettysburg. Dedicated to celebrating the adoption of retired racing greyhounds. The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg. www. trianglegreyhound.org/greyhounds-in-gettysburg, www. greyhoundsingettysburg.com

Apr 27-28. Huntingdon Quilt Show. Featuring 90-100 locally made quilts with a wide variety of sizes and techniques represented. Demonstrations, workshops and items for sale. Huntingdon Community Center, Huntingdon. 814-542-2017 Apr 27-28. Martin’s Carriage Auction. Lebanon Valley Expo Center and Fairgrounds, Lebanon. 717-354-6671, www.martinauctioneers.com Apr 28. Mayfest of Huntingdon. Stroll through history with a different historical theme each block. Mayfest presents living history programs with period-correct dancing, music, re-enactors and demonstrations. 9am5pm. Free adm. Historic downtown Huntingdon. 814-3862638, http://mayfestofhuntingdon.com Apr 28, May 26-27. Voices of the Confederacy. A Civil War living history group encamps on the grounds of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Headquarters in Gettysburg, providing demonstrations of Civil War tactics, displays of Civil War artifacts, first-person portrayals and more. 9am-3pm. Gen. Lee’s Headquarters, Gettysburg. 717-334-3141, www.civilwarheadquarters.com Apr 28. Annual Mifflin County Kid Connection. Free fun and activities for children all day. Rain date is May 5. Downtown Lewistown. 717-247-5255, www.mckidconnection.org Apr 28. Underground Railroad Walking Tour of Boiling Springs. Presented by Cumberland County Historical Society, this walking tour will focus on the role of abolitionists and freedom seekers. 10am. Reservations required. Parking lot by the Furnace, Boiling Springs. 717-249-7610, www.historicalsociety.com

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Apr 29, May 5. Raystown Lake Fish Structure Building Days. Help the Corps of Engineers improve underwater fish habitat by volunteering to build artificial habitat structures. Training, tools and materials will be supplied. Volunteers of all experience levels are welcome. Raystown Lake, Huntingdon County. 814-658-6811, http://raystown.nab.usace.army.mil Apr 29. Auto Parts Flea Market. Sponsored by the Hawk Mountain Region Ford Club. 7am-2pm. Free adm. Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport. 610-926-1307, www.leesportmarket.com

May May 2-Jun 30. Performance: Country Classics. American Music Theatre, Lancaster. 800-648-4102, www.amtshows.com May 4-6. Raystown Lake Home & Outdoor Show. Indoor exhibits and vendors displaying new building materials, flooring, landscaping, home improvement ideas, home plan ideas and more. Adm. Huntingdon County Fairgrounds, Huntingdon. http://raystownhomeshow.com May 4-5. Shaver’s Creek Annual Birding Cup. Contest among teams to identify the largest number of bird species in a 24-hour period in the central PA region. 7pm7pm. Shaver’s Creek, Petersburg. 814-863-2000, http://outreach.psu.edu/shaverscreek

May 11-14. Performance: Alice in Wonderland Jr. Live theater performance. Carlisle Theatre Company. Carlisle Theatre, Carlisle. www.carlisletheatre.org May 11. Performance: John Tesh: Big Band Live! Tesh and his big band of 14 performers. 8pm. Majestic Performing Arts Center, Gettysburg. 717-337-8200, www.gettysburgmajestic.org May 12. Performance: The Temptations & The Four Tops. American Music Theatre, Lancaster. 800-6484102, www.amtshows.com May 12. 21st Annual Microfest. Featuring 14-plus of the finest microbreweries in the United States. Samplings, a buffet with chef specialities and live music. Stoudt’s Black Angus Bier Garden, Adamstown. 717-484-4386, ext. 204, www.stoudts.com May 12. Spring Craft Fair. 9am-3pm. Free adm and free parking. Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport. 610-9261307, www.leesportmarket.com May 13. Performance: Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. American Music Theatre, Lancaster. 800-6484102, www.amtshows.com May 17-20. 64th Semiannual Bluegrass Festival. Features top bluegrass and traditional country musicians performing on the main stage, presenting informative workshops and meeting and greeting fans from all over the world. Granite Hill Camping Resort, Gettysburg. 717-642-8749, www.gettysburgbluegrass. com

May 4-6. May Day Fairie Festival. A celebration of spring featuring fairies and other nature spirits. Spoutwood Farm, Glen Rock. 717-235-6610, www. spoutwood.org May 5-6. 57th Annual Apple Blossom Festival. Live entertainment, free orchard bus tours, wine tasting and sales, 100s of arts and crafts, wagon rides, ag exhibits and more. Kid’s activities will include free apple pie eating and apple bobbing contests, a petting zoo, pony rides, puppet shows and magic shows. South Mountain Fairgrounds, Arendtsville. 717-677-7444, http://tinyurl. com/AppleBlossomFestival May 5-6. East Broad Top Railroad Opening Weekend. Ride a steam or diesel locomotive and step back in time. Visit the train station that is over 100 years old. East Broad Top Railroad, Rockhill Furnace. 814-447-3011, http://ebtrr.org May 9-Jun 24. Performance: Honky Tonk Angels. The story of three women who dream of becoming country music stars and meet on the bus to Nashville. Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse, Boiling Springs. 717-2583211, www.allenberry.com May 9. Performance: Engelbert Humperdinck. 8pm. Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg. 717-477SHOW, www.luhrscenter.com 31 - W&W Spring 2012

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events subject to change May 18-20. Dirtfest 2012 Mountain Bike Festival. Highlights include bike toss, mud bog, kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; events and race, gals-only rides and events, demo zone, lake jump, live music and more. Allegrippis Trails, Raystown Lake, Hesston. www.allegrippistrails.com

May 19-20. Army Heritage Days. Living history event that examines nearly every era of U.S. Army history. The bulk of activities will occur on the outdoor Army Heritage Trail. 9am. U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), Carlisle. 717-245-3972, www.usahec.org

May 19. Spring Outdoor Antique Show. Featuring 125 antique dealers from 13 states displaying unique pieces on the sidewalks. 7am-4pm. Lincoln Square, Gettysburg. 717-253-5750, antiqueshow@gettysburgretailmerchants.org

May 21. Jennie Wadeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Birthday. Celebrating Jennie Wadeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birthday. Cupcakes will be served. 11am-1pm. Jennie Wade House, Gettysburg. 717-334-4100, www. gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/jennie-wade-house/ May 23. Carlisle Indian Industrial School Walking Tour. Noon. Reservations req. Barbara Landis will lead a tour of the Carlisle Indian School grounds at the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle. 717-249-7610, www.historicalsociety.com May 24. Ashland Cemetery Walking Tour. A guide will discuss changing burial customs in the Civil War time period and several prominent Carlisle citizens who served in the war. 10am. Reservations req. Cumberland Co. Historical Society, Carlisle. 717-249-7610, www. historicalsociety.com May 25-27. Folk College. Three days of folk music, workshops, concerts, dance and jam sessions for musicians and listeners of all ages and abilities. Concerts are held in the von Liebig Theater. Open to the general public. Workshops require registration. Juniata College, Huntingdon. 814-643-6220, http://folkcollege.com May 25-Sep 1. Raystown Lake 2012 Summer Amphitheater Series. Every Friday and Saturday evening from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Seven Points Recreation Area, Raystown Lake, Hesston. 814658-6812, http://raystown.nab.usace.army.mil

May 19. Theatre Fun Fest 2012. Special season sneak peak preview with the cast and crew, plus a look backstage, kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; games and crafts, face painting, clowns, a magic show, a huge yard sale, a costume display, live music, theater workshops for children, stage combat, a gigantic bake sale and lots of family fun. 9:30am3:30pm. Totem Pole Playhouse, Fayetteville. 888-8057056, www.totempoleplayhouse.org May 19-20. 44th Annual Mifflin-Juniata Arts Festival. Annual community event featuring food, displays, oldtime demonstrations, vendors, entertainment, horse and wagon rides and more. Rain or shine. Rec Park, Lewistown. www.mifflinjuniataartsfest.com May 19-20. Spring Weekend. Saturday - spring consignment sale including tractors, gas and steam engines, farm implements and tools. Sunday - 6th annual spring car show. Williams Grove Show Grounds, Mechanicsburg. 717-241-0444, www.wghsea.org

May 26. River Run. The 12th annual 5k run crosses the Susquehanna River via the Veterans Memorial Bridge (Route 462) between Lancaster and York counties. Begins at 8:30am. Wrightsville to Columbia. 717-6845249, www.parivertowns.com May 26. Country Memories Day. Food, displays, oldtime demonstrations, entertainment, horse and wagon rides and more. 9:30am-4pm. McVeytown. 717-8997450, www.countrymemoriesday.com May 26 - Nov 3. Ghost Bus Tours. Designated Saturdays only. Ghost Bus Tour to Sachs Bridge and Herrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ridge. The ghost host will entertain participants with chilling tales as they travel the countryside. Walk on some of the most haunted soil in the area. Reserve early. Adm. Gettysburg. 717-334-6296, www.ghostlyimages.net May 26-27. Rockhill Trolley Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 51st Opening Weekend. Rockhill Trolley, Rockhill Furnace. 814-4479576, http://rockhilltrolley.org

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to the facility. The entrance to the museum takes you into the gift shop, where visitors can purchase everything from apparel to typical souvenir merchandise proudly displaying the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) emblem.

IN THE LINE OF DUTY Immediately upon entering the main exhibit area, you come face to face with the sacrifice made by so many. The Wall of Honor displays plaques with the names of 1,850 troopers who lost their lives in the line of duty. The earliest dates back more than a century. The Sept. 11, 2001, exhibit features a piece of one of the steel beams from the World Trade Center, as well as photos and letters from the Flight 93 crash site in Shanksville, Somerset County.

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What at first glance looks like a crowd of troopers is actually a display showcasing the evolution of the PA State Police uniform. I was a bit surprised to see that the original female troopers, who graduated from the academy in 1972, were required to apprehend criminals in a skirt that fell just below the knee.

CRIME & PUNISHMENT The display that really captured my interest was the exhibit of some of the PSP’s most infamous investigations, including the case of the Mountain Man of Shade Gap, which garnered national attention in 1966. William Hollenbaugh, a.k.a. “Bicycle Pete,” was a former mental patient and paranoid schizophrenic who kidnapped 17-year-old Peggy Ann Bradnick at gunpoint after she got off the school bus. During the eight-day ordeal, The Wall of Honor is a somber reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by many troopers over the years.

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Hollenbaugh wounded a deputy sherTHE RODEO iff and shot and killed an FBI agent beThe center of the main exhibit area fore he was killed in a gun battle with police. Suffering from severe dehydra- showcases the Pennsylvania State Police Rodeo, which tion, Bradnick was toured the state for returned to her more than 50 years family in relatively before it was disgood physical concontinued in 1974. dition otherwise. The rodeo was very The museum’s popular, as it showdisplay on the incased the skills and cident includes expertise of the the bicycle used by PSP troopers. Many Hollenbaugh in adof the skills were dition to newspademonstrated on per accounts and horseback because artifacts from his mounted troopcave hideout in the ers were very comTuscarora Mounmon during the tains of Huntingfirst half of the 20th don County. century. Events inAnother case cluded fancy saddle featured in the exdrills, trained police hibit is the 1980 dogs, motorcycle “666 Lottery Fix” The evolution of the state troop- drills, rescue races, that was the basis for the John Tra- ers' uniform is a good example of mounted balloon tricks, volta film “Lucky how function has replaced form as a shooting rough riding and Numbers.” Next priority. burning hoops. to the mugshots The star attracof the men behind the crime is that of the notorious Al Ca- tion was Weary Willie, the rodeo clown pone, who served time at Eastern State portrayed by trooper Richard McGowPenitentiary in Philadelphia. Below his en. Willie wasn’t just a humorous specmugshot and fingerprints, the display tacle; he was a talented sharpshooter. case holds a Prohibition Era Tommy Crowds loved his act and rewarded him with laughs and applause. Weary Wilgun.

DISSECTING THE CRIME Often a favorite of children who visit the museum, the interactive Crime Scene Forensics Exhibit allows visitors to “investigate” a homicide using fingerprinting and ballistic techniques. A tribute to the 9/11 tragedy includes a replica of the original makeshift memorial at Shanksville, site of the Flight 93 crash. 34 - W&W Spring 2012


serve as a memorial. The center would include a chapel and space for meetings. On Saturday, April 28, the eighth annual PA State Police Soldiers of the Law Memorial (motorcycle) Ride will raise funds for the new facility. The ride is open to all active and retired State Police members, State Police employees and friends of the PA State Police. Registration information can be found on the museum website at www.psp-hemc.org. With the popularity of TV shows like "CSI," visitors enjoy playing amateur detective at the crime scene exhibit.

lie’s original costume and other rodeo memorabilia take center stage at the museum. Other exhibits, including those focusing on the Camp Hill Prison riots and the State Highway Patrol, as well as a multimedia education area, make use of every possible inch of space at the museum. Space is a constant challenge for the museum. In addition to the artifacts on display, the PSP Museum has two storage facilities to house its entire collection.

PA STATE POLICE HISTORICAL, EDUCATIONAL & MEMORIAL CENTER There are plans for a new museum to be built on the 10-acre site adjacent to the academy, but funds earmarked by the Commonwealth to get the project off the ground are now frozen due to state budgetary concerns. Currently the museum is funded entirely by donations, fundraising events and proceeds from the museum store. The Pennsylvania State Police Historical, Educational & Memorial Center would have three main components: to offer exhibits, to serve as an educational facility, and to

GENERAL INFORMATION: Museum tours are free, but donations are appreciated. Tours are given Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., closed weekends and holidays. Call ahead 717-534-0565 before visiting. GETTING THERE: 187 Police Academy Dr., Hershey, PA 17033 If you plug in the museum address into your GPS, it will certainly take you there, but the route will take you through the Police Academy campus, which can be confusing. Here are the directions I would suggest you follow: Follow the directions to Hersheypark. Once on Hersheypark Drive/Route 743 going north, take a slight left on Laudermilch Road (the first light after Police Academy Drive). Then take the first left onto Swatara Road, and the entrance to the museum is an immediate left onto Police Academy Drive. The museum is on the right at top of the hill.

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Mar 11. St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Wilkes-Barre. 570208-4149, www.wilkes-barre.pa.us

Mar 3. Wacky Walks at Morris Arboretum. A version of Wellness Walks developed specifically for people of all ages, including children, these outdoor walks will encourage participants to engage in physcial activity and interact with nature in a playful way. Walks will be led by a guide trained in garden knowledge and Wacky Walks techniques. 10:30am. Free with adm. Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. 215-247-5777, www.business-services. upenn.edu/arboretum/index.shtml Mar 3. Maple Sugar Festival. Explore the world of maple sugar on this historic 175-acre nature preserve and wildlife sanctuary. Optional pancake breakfast with fee. John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove. 610-666-5593, http://pa. audubon.org/centers_mill_grove.html Mar 4-11. 2012 Philadelphia International Flower Show. The theme, Hawaii: Islands of Aloha, will offer a tropical experience that blends next-stage digital technology with the natural beauty and rich culture of the islands. Floral competitions, the world’s largest lettuce wall and internationally renowned speakers. Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia. theflowershow.com Mar 4. 10th Annual Chili & Wing Cook-Off. Gets underway at high noon. Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Banquet Center, Hawley. 570-226-3191, http://lakeregioncc.com/calendar/detail.aspx?id=372 Mar 8-11. Super Billiards Expo. The largest consumer-oriented billiards tradeshow in the world. Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks. www.superbilliardsexpo.com Mar 9-10. Safari Overnight. Experience the Academy of Natural Sciences after dark. Ages 7 to 14 years old can enjoy a night of interactive activities and encounters with live animals, refreshments, and sleep next to the lions and tigers or a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Kids will awaken to a light breakfast and more exploration. 6:30pm-9am. Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia. 215-299-1060 www.ansp.org Mar 10. St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Downtown Scranton. www.stpatparade.com Mar 10. St. Patrick’s Day Parade Post Party. Scranton Cultural Center, downtown Scranton. www.scranton culturalcenter.org Mar 10-Jul 1. Exhibit: Have Gags, Will Travel: The Life & Times of a New York Cartoonist. Sylvia Getsler (1926-2009) was a rarity in the cartooning world - a highly successful female gag artist. Pfundt Gallery, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown. 215-3409800, www.michenermuseum.org Mar 10-11. St. Patrick’s Parade Weekend. The famous St. Patty’s Day parade. Attendees should arrive early, as festivities will begin early. Downtown Jim Thorpe. 888JIM THORPE, http://jimthorpe.org

Mar 11. Charter Day at Graeme Park. Take a free tour of the Keith House in honor of the granting of the Pennsylvania Chater to William Penn. Graeme Park, Horsham. www.graemepark.org Mar 18. Tea & Symphony. A chamber performance by the Copeland String Quartet in the grand center hall of the Highlands, an 18th-century Georgian mansion. Premium Estate Teas will be served during the intermission. Advance reservations are required. The Highlands Mansion and Gardens, Fort Washington. www.highlandshistorical.org Mar 20. Global Tour of Junk Food. Andrew Smith has written many books exploring the history of food. An entertaining and humorous presentation on the global history of junk food, while dining on a specially prepared three-course dinner, featuring a bit of junk food. 6pm. Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, Philadelphia. 610-649-5220, geographicalsociety.org Mar 23-25. Northeast Rod & Custom Car Show. The premier indoor rod, custom and classic car and motorcycle show in the Philadelphia area. Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks. Mar 24-25. Skirmish 29th Anniversary. Skirmish Paintball, Albrightsville. 800-754-7647, http://skirmish.com Mar 24-25. School of the Soldier. Experience the daily camp life of the Revolutionary War soldiers and camp followers from regiments of the Mid-Atlantic Department of the Continental Line as they prepare for battle reenactments throughout the region. Peter Wentz Farmstead, Worcester. www.peterwentzfarmsteadsociety.org Mar 25. Easter Crafts for Kids. The themes of Easter and springtime will be explored as children create wonderful ornaments and cards to take home and share with loved ones and friends. Pennypacker Mills, Schwenksville. http://historicsites.montcopa.org/historicsites Mar 31. The Mid-Atlantic Porcelain Spring Tea, Show & Sale. Meet the artists and purchase a real porcelain art treasure. 10am-4pm. Free adm and parking. Princeton Presbyterian Church, Springfield. 610-578-0224 Mar 31. Easter Tatting Workshop. In this beginner class, participants will learn the basics of tatting while they create a beautiful Easter ornament to take home. A great how-to tatting book, needle and thread will be provided, and refreshments will be served. Pennypacker Mills, Schwenksville. http://historicsites.montcopa.org/historicsites

April Apr 1. Lackawanna County Coal Mine Tour Opens. McDade Park, Scranton. www.lackawannacounty.org Apr 9-14. Shriner’s Circus. Kingston. 570-714-0783, www.iremshrinecircus.com

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events subject to change Apr 13. 12th Annual World War II Swing Dance. Featuring the Swing Fever Dance Band/USO Canteen Show, with dancing from 8-11pm. Band members will be dressed in WWII uniforms and play songs from the war years and big band era. The Andrews Sisters, Uncle Sam and Rosie the Riveter will be portrayed. All seats are assigned, and preregistration is req. Proceeds benefit WWII veterans and those currently serving in the military. Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown. 610-323-2229 Apr 14. Sheep Shearing Day. Watch as farmers shear sheep and learn more about many other typical spring activities on a Colonial farm. Colonial toys and games, scarecrow building, storytelling and a puppet theater. Also, open-hearth cooking, farm tours, spinning, weaving, Colonial music and much more. Peter Wentz Farmstead, Worcester. peterwentzfarmsteadsociety.org Apr 21-Aug 10. Exhibit: Offering of the Angels: Treasures From the Uffizi Gallery. Oil paintings by legendary artists such as Botticelli, Titian, Tintoretto, and their contemporaries will be on display, along with two tapestries from the same period. Paton, Smith, Della Penna-Fernberger Galleries, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown. 215-340-9800, www.michenermuseum.org Apr 21. Flavor Festival in Phoenixville. Sample wine, beer, spirits and gourmet food, while enjoying live music and lots of entertainment including wine trivia with lots of prizes and giveaways. Noon-5pm. Franklin Commons, Phoenixville. 610-291-0873, www.phillyfunguide.com Apr 21-22. Jim Thorpe Earth Day Celebration. The celebration includes live entertainment, children’s activities, demonstrations, workshops, environmental education and more. Downtown Jim Thorpe. 570-3252079, http://jimthorpeearthday.com Apr 21. Open-Hearth Cooking Workshop: Pies & Puddings, Sweet & Savory. One of the manor’s Colonial cooks will teach the art of making pies and puddings, how to make pie crust and both savory and sweet pies and puddings. Pottsgrove Manor, Pottstown. http://historicsites.montcopa.org/historicsites Apr 22. 2012 Valley Forge Revolutionary Five-Mile Run. Run this challenging five-mile certified course or walk three miles to and from the National Memorial Arch. A one-mile youth fun run will wrap up this fifth annual event. Five-mile run begins at 8:30am. No race day registration. Valley Forge National Historical Park, King of Prussia. Apr 28. Steam Season Starts. Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton. www.nps.gov/stea Apr 28. Trolley Rides Start. Electric City Trolley Museum, Scranton. www.lackawannacounty.org Apr 28. Performance: Two Funny Philly Guys. Listeners to Sports Radio WIP are no strangers to Joe Conklin and Big Daddy Graham. 8pm. Adm. The Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville.

Apr 28. The Essentials of a Proper Etiquette. Guests at an afternoon tea followed explicit rules from the moment they entered the house. Participants will discover etiquette of the Victorian Era during this workshop for mothers, grandmothers and their girls. A special gift for Mother’s Day. Pennypacker Mills, Schwenksville. http:// historicsites.montcopa.org/historicsites Apr 28-May 13. Yellow Springs Art Show. This juried art show gives attendees the chance to view and purchase some of the most impressive works of art exhibited in the area. The event will showcase more than 170 artists, ranging from established artists to young emerging talent. Historic Yellow Springs, Chester Springs. www.yellowsprings.org

May May 2. Lecture: The Muhlenbergs of Montgomery County. Historian Lisa Minardi will talk about the influential Muhlenberg family, including Lutheran minister Henry Melchior; his son, Frederick, the first speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; and others in the family who played active roles in Montgomery County’s history. Peter Wentz Farmstead, Worcester. www.peterwentzfarmsteadsociety.org May 5-6. Peddler’s Village Strawberry Festival 2012. Enjoy strawberry treats from chocolate-dipped strawberries, shortcakes and pastries, jams and fritters to smoothies, pies and fresh, unadorned strawberries. Live entertainment, pie-eating contests, artisan displays and demonstrations will add to the enjoyment of this familyfriendly spring festival. 10am-6pm. Peddler’s Village, Lahaska. 215-794-4000, www.peddlersvillage.com May 5. Annual Colonial May Fair. Bring the whole family out to welcome spring at this annual event. Visitors will enjoy a variety of 18th-century entertainments, and young visitors will have a chance to participate in games and contests. Early American crafters will also be on hand to give demonstrations of historic trades and sell their wares. Pottsgrove Manor, Pottstown. http://historicsites.montcopa.org/historicsites May 12-13. Jim Thorpe Art Weekend. Including everything from free events to tours and shows. There will be great music, art and culture. Attendees may book at package at one of the delightful bed and breakfasts. Historic District, Jim Thorpe. 570-325-0216, http:// jimthorpeart.com May 12. Mother’s Day Workshop for Kids. Kids will make cards and other thoughful gifts for their mothers to celebrate their special day. Pennypacker Mills, Schwenksville. http://historicsites.montcopa.org/historicsites May 13. The Willowdale Steeplechase. A full day of world-class horse racing and family-friendly events, with thrilling steeplechase racing, tailgating, shopping, antique cars and children’s activities. Gates open at 10am. Adm. The Willowdale Steeplechase, Kennett Square. 610-444-1582, www.willowdale.org

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events subject to change May 17-20. Fine Arts Fiesta. Full-scale outdoor visual and performing arts event with a juried adult and student art show, an artist market, demonstrations, special childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s events, daily entertainment, food and more. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. www.fineartsfiesta.org May 19. Arts Alive! 2012. Quakertownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier juried artisan/crafter event, featuring a variety of entertainment including childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rides, live alpacas, strolling entertainers and a food court, plus original music artists. Free adm and parking. 10am-5pm. Downtown Quakertown. www.quakertownalive.com May 19. SpringFest. Food, fun and games for the whole family. Noon. Free. Downtown Perkasie. www.perkasieoldetowne.org/pota May 19-20, 26-27. Annual Farm Animal Frolic. Family fun at its best with baby farm animals, wagon rides, games, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shows, sheep shearing on May 19, an outdoor bake oven and more. Adm. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg. 570-992-6161, http:// quietvalley.org/programs/specialevents/frolic/frolic.htm May 19. Art on Main. Invite friends and family to celebrate the Pocono Arts Council throughout downtown. Throughout the day, a variety of special performances and fine arts and crafts exhibits will be displayed. Downtown Stroudsburg. 570-476-4460, http://poconoarts.org

May 19-20. Jim Thorpeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Birthday Celebration. In honor of James Francis Thorpe, a Native American, one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century and the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s namesake. Many fine crafts, vendors, great food and outdoor and Opera House performances will be in town all weekend long. Downtown Jim Thorpe. 570325-9281, http://jimthorpe.org May 20. Annual Pocono Mountains Run for the Red Marathon. A 26.2-mile marathon through Monroe County. Race day also includes a 5k road race and a two-person marathon relay. One hundred percent of the entry fee will go toward disaster relief in Monroe County. Meet at 6am at the Stroudsburg High School Stadium, Stroudsburg. 800-468-2442, http://poconomarathon.org May 26. St. Ubaldo Race of the Saints. 5:30pm. Jessup. www.stubaldoday.com May 26-27. Shawnee Celtic Festival. Nonstop Celtic music a bagpipers parade, a fiddlers jam, working sheep dogs, Irish step dancers and a variety of Celtic craft and food vendors. 11am-6pm. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Shawnee on Delaware. 570-421-7231, http:// shawneemt.com/s_celticfestival.html May 27. Patriotic Workshop for Kids. An afternoon of patriotic celebration while creating awesome decorations and cards to share. Age 5 and up. Pennypacker Mills, Schwenksville. http://historicsites.montcopa.org/ historicsites May 28. Memorial Day Trolley Rides. Electric City Trolley Museum, Scranton. www.lackawannacounty.org

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Mar 10. Performance: Move! The Power of Black Dance. August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Pittsburgh. http://augustwilsoncenter.org

Mar 1. Performance: Fabulous â&#x20AC;&#x2122;50s. River City Brass. Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh. http://rivercitybrass.org

Mar 11. Celtic Fest. Christian W. Klay Winery, Chalk Hill. 724-439-3424, www.cwklaywinery.com

Mar 2-11. Performance: Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mulan Jr. New Castle Playhouse, New Castle. 724-654-3437, www. newcastleplayhouse.org Mar 2. Performance: Carmelita Tropicana: Homage to Jack Smith & Ole/Ghost. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. http://warhol.org Mar 2-4. Conservatory Dance Company at Point Park University. Pittsburgh Playhouse, Pittsburgh. http:// pittsburghplayhouse.com Mar 2-4. Performance: Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alice in Wonderland. The Academy Theatre, Meadville. 814-337-8000, www. theacademytheatre.org Mar 3, Apr 7, May 5. Amish Wedding Feast. Visitors will hear real-life stories about the Amish and will enjoy a delicious meal served family style. Reservations only. The Country Cupboard of Smicksburg, Smicksburg. 814-257-0192, www.smicksburg.net Mar 3. Performance: Roots of Rock & Roll XXXVIII. Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Benedum Center, Pittsburgh. http://trustarts.org Mar 3. Performance: Armitage Gone! Dance in Three Theories. Pittsburgh Dance Council. Byham Theater, Pittsburgh. http://trustarts.org Mar 3. Performance: Vionlinist Pinchas Zukerman in Recital. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. http://pittsburghsymphony.org Mar 3, 24. Trash to Treasure. Bring broken jewelry, odds and ends, buttons and beads, and Debbie Kembro will show great ways to repurpose them. Adm. Seating is limited. Preregister. Pocketsize Productions, Greensboro. www.pocketsizeproductions.com Mar 8. Performance: The Official Blues Brothers Revue. Cohen and Grigsby Trust Presents Series. Byham Theater, Pittsburgh. http://trustarts.org Mar 9-11. Performance: A Streetcar Named Desire. Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh. http://trustarts.org

Mar 11. Crooked Creek ELC Maple Sugaring Program. Witness and learn the process of turning sap into delicious syrup and sugar. Crooked Creek Environmental Learning Center, Ford City. 724-763-6316, www. crookedcreekelc.org Mar 13-18. Performance: La Cage Aux Folles. PNC Broadway Across America - Pittsburgh. Benedum Center, Pittsburgh. http://pittsburghclo.org Mar 14. Performance: Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul. Byham Theater, Pittsburgh. http://trustarts.org Mar 15. Performance: Westmoreland Jazz Society Performance. Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg. http://wmuseumaa.org Mar 15-18. Performance: A St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pops With Natalie MacMaster. PNC Pittsburgh Symphony Pops. Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. http://pittsburghsymphony.org Mar 16-18. Indiana Armstrong Builders Association Home Show. More than 135 booths with 90 exhibitors displaying ideas on home improvement. Plenty of free parking. S&T Bank Arena, Indiana. 724-349-2327 Mar 16-18. Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Spring Fever Festival. Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville. 724-863-4577, www.familyfestivals.com Mar 16-18, 23-25, 30-31. Performance: Swiss Family Robinson. Updated version of the classic childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tale by Johann Wyss. Meadville Community Theatre, Meadville. 814-333-1773, www.mctbackstage.com Mar 16-18, 23-25. Performance: Always...Patsy Cline. Adm. The Old Schoolhouse Players, Hickory. 724-344-7467, tickets@osptheater.com Mar 16-19. 26th Valley Invitational. The largest figure skating competition in the United States other than the national championships, featuring entry-level to worldclass-level skaters. Free adm. Valley Skating Center, Donora. 724-379-6700, www.valleyskate.com

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events subject to change Mar 17. St. Patrick’s Day Party. Green eggs and ham, as well as traditional Irish fare, will be served all day. Offerings will include traditional corned beef and cabbage. There will also be entertainment. 6am-2am. Free adm. Quaker Steak and Lube, Sharon. 724-981-9464, www.QuakerSteakandLube.com Mar 17-Apr 15. Phipps Spring Flower Show. Phiipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh. http:// phipps.conservatory.org Mar 18. Performance: Spirit of Uganda. Cohen and Grigsby Trust Presents Series. Byham Theater, Pittsburgh. http://trustarts.org Mar 23-25. Pymatuning Eagle Weekend. Search the skies for bald eagles, other raptors and various waterfowl. Adm includes two continental breakfasts, two lunches and transportation during the weekend. Res. req. Pymatuning State Park, Jamestown. 724-932-3142 Mar 24, 27, 30, Apr 1. Performance: Tosca. Pittsburgh Opera. Benedum Center, Pittsburgh. http://pittsburghopera.org Mar 24-25, 28-Apr 1. Pennsylvania Maple Festival. Meyersdale. 866-858-0213, 814-634-0213, www. pamaplefestival.com Mar 24-25. Northwest Maple Association - Taste & Tour. Visit with local maple syrup producers and see first-hand the process of tapping the maple tree, collecting sap and boiling it down to make delicious syrup. Waterford. 814-796-3699, http://pamaple.org Mar 24-25. Pysanky, the Ancient Ukrainian Folk Art of Egg Decorating. Demonstrations with local artist Tami Hritzay will be free and open to the public. Stonewall Gallery, Campbell Pottery Store and Gallery, Cambridge Springs. 814-734-8800, www.campbellpotterystore.com Mar 25. Washington Antiques Fair. Hundreds of dealers. 8am-2pm. CONSOL Energy Park, Washington. 724-942-0357, www.washingtonantiquesfair.com Mar 28-31. Performance: Into the Woods. Written by Stephen Sondheim. 7:30pm. Goodwin Performing Arts Center, Waynesburg University, Waynesburg. Mar 29-Apr 7. Performance: Harvest. University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre. Henry Heymann Theatre, University of Pittsburgh, Oakland Campus, Pittsburgh. http://play.pitt.edu

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Mar 29-Apr 1. Duncan & Miller Glass Museum Open House. 11am-4pm. Free adm. Duncan and Miller Glass Museum, Washington. 724-225-9950, www.duncanmiller.net Mar 30-Apr 1. Performance: A Cinderella Suite. BNY Mellon Grand Classics. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. http://pittsburgsymphony.org Mar 31. Performance: Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic & Choirs - 100th Anniversary Concert. Carnegie Mellon School of Music. Benedum Center, Pittsburgh. http:// music.cmu.edu Mar 31-Apr 7. Bunny Trolley. Ride the trolley with the Easter Bunny. 10am-5pm. Adm. Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, Washington. 724-228-9256, pa-trolley.org Mar 31. Peter Cottontail Express. Join Peter Cottontail and travel through Oil Creek State Park on the first ride of the year on the Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad. Board the train at Perry Street Station, Titusville. 814676-1733, www.octrr.org

April Apr 3-8. Performance: Disney’s Beauty & the Beast. PNC Broadway Across America - Pittsburgh. Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. http://pittsburghsymphony.org Apr 13-15. Performance: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle. Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater. Byham Theater, Pittsburgh. http://trustarts.org/kids Apr 13-15. Performance: Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour. Cirque du Soleil. Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh. http://cirquedusoleil.com Apr 13-22. Performance: Dark of the Moon. Point Park University’s Conservatory Theatre Company. Pittsburgh Playhouse, Pittsburgh. http://pittsburghplayhouse.com Apr 14. Performance: Kota Yamazaki/Fluid hug hug: (glowing). The Andy Warhol Museum. New Hazlett Theater, Pittsburgh. http://warhol.org Apr 17. Arts Series: The Glenn Miller Orchestra. 7:30pm. Adm. Olin Fine Arts Center, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington. 724-223-OLIN, www. washjeff.edu Apr 18-29. Annual Kaleidoscope Regional Arts Festival. Numerous performing, visual and literary art presentations and the celebrated Children’s Day Festival on Apr. 21. Slippery Rock University Campus, Slippery Rock. 724738-4586, www.sru.edu Apr 19. Performance: Westmoreland Jazz Society Performance. Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg. http://wmuseumaa.org Apr 20-21, 27-29. Performance: South Pacific. Succop Theater, Butler County Community College, Butler. 724287-8243, http://mtgbutler.org Apr 20-21. 11th Annual Buckin’ B Cattle Championship Bull Riding Competition. Gates open at 6:30pm. Event will begin at 8pm. Greene County Fairgrounds, Waynesburg. 724-627-5648, 724-852-5323

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events subject to change Apr 21. Spring Amish Quilt Auction. Viewing at 9am. Auction starts at 10am. Lawrence County Fairgrounds, New Castle. 724-654-8408, www.lawrencecountryfair.com

Apr 27. Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District. Pittsburgh Cultural District. http://trustarts.org

Apr 21. Performance: Imagination Movers. Cohen and Grigsby Trust Presents Series. Benedum Center, Pittsburgh. http://trustarts.org

Apr 27-29, May 11-13. Performance: The Magic of Paris, Part of the Paris Festival. BNY Mellon Grand Classics. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. http://pittsburghsymphony.org

Apr 21. Performance: Tell It! The Color of American Music. August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Pittsburgh. http://augustwilsoncenter.org

Apr 27-28. Brewski Festival. Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Seven Springs. www.7springs.com

Apr 21. Party for the Planet. Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, Pittsburgh. http://pittsburghzoo.org Apr 21. Hammer-In. Blacksmiths come together for a day of demonstrations. Tours of the foundry. Free adm. W.A. Young Foundry and Machine Shop, Rices Landing. 724-774-6757, www.paaba.net Apr 21. 18th Annual Greene County Child Fest. Join in for a day of music, arts and crafts, games, prizes and fun for the whole family. 10am-1pm. Free. Greene County Fairgrounds, Waynesburg. 724-852-5277, 888-355-2247 Apr 22. Performance: National Geographic Live: A Camera, Two Kids & A Camel. Cohen and Grigsby Trust Presents Series. Byham Theater, Pittsburgh. http://trustarts.org Apr 25. Performance: Lily Tomlin. Cohen and Grigsby Trust Presents Series. Byham Theater, Pittsburgh. http://trustarts.org

Apr 27-28. Mingo Creek Park Observatory Public Star Party. Begins at dusk, weather permitting. Free adm. Mingo Creek Park Observatory/Mingo Creek County Park, Washington. 724-348-6150, www.3ap.org Apr 28-Jul 22. Exhibit: The Westmoreland Biennial. Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg. http://wmuseumaa.org Apr 28-29. 22nd Annual Ramp Festival. 10am-6pm each day. Free adm. Mason-Dixon Park, Mount Morris. 304-879-5372, 304-879-5500, www.masondixonpark. com, keeperoftheland@aol.com Apr 28-29. Conneaut Cellars Winery 30th Anniversary. Enjoy snacks made with their wines and take a tour of the cellar. Conneaut Cellars Winery, Conneaut Lake. 814382-3999, www.ccw-wine.com

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Apr 27-28, May 4-6, 11-12. Performance: Side Show. The story of real-life Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins who overcame a lifetime of pain to go on to become one of the most successful acts in Vaudeville history. Meadville Community Theatre, Meadville.

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events subject to change Apr 29. Enlow Fork Wildflower Walk. A daylong series of walks, discussions and identification of local plants, birds and insects. Walk begins at 8pm. Enlow Fork of Wheeling Creek. 724-499-5774, www.enlowfork.tripod.com

May May 4-5. Performance: Debussy & Ravel’s Bolero, Part of the Paris Festival. BNY Mellon Grand Classics. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. http://pittsburghsymphony.org May 5-27. Performance: Pop! Rock Musical Murder Mystery. City Theatre Mainstage, Pittsburgh. http://citytheatrecompany.org May 5-Sep 30. Summer Flower Show. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh. http:// phipps.conservatory.org May 5-6. 12th Annual May Garden Mart. More than 40 vendors will offer all types of plant material, as well as garden and yard decorations and garden-related handmade crafts. Fountain Park, Franklin. www.franklinpa.gov May 5. Bradford House Season Opening Celebration. The new log cabin kitchen and the 18th-century tavern will be open. Bradford House, Washington. 724-2223604, www.bradfordhouse.org May 5-6. Meadowcroft’s Opening Weekend. Discover 16,000 years, all in one day. Enjoy Meadowcroft’s prehistoric Rockshelter, 16th-century Indian village, 18thcentury frontier area and 19th-century rural village. Adm. Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, Avella. 724-587-3412, www.heinzhistorycenter.org May 9. Performance: The Golden Dragon Acrobats. 6:30pm. Orr Auditorium, Westminster College, New Wilmington. 724-946-7354, www.westminster.edu/ celebrity May 12. Colonial Day at the Old Stone House. A handson experience in 18th-century living. Demos in period crafts, candle making, spinning, butter churning, historic cooking, ways of life, blacksmithing and more. Noon5pm. The Old Stone House, Slippery Rock. 724-7384964, www.oldstonehousepa.org May 12. Pittsburgh Sketch Crawl. Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Pittsburgh Cultural District. http://trustarts.org May 12-Aug 26. Exhibit: Impressionism in a New Light: From Monet to Stieglitz. Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. http://cmoa.org May 13-18. 2012 Intel - International Science & Engineering Fair. Society for Science and the Public. David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh. http:// societyforscience.org May 15-20. Performance: Blue Man Group. PNC Broadway Across America - Pittsburgh. Benedum Center, Pittsburgh. htttp://trustarts.org May 17. Performance: Westmoreland Jazz Society Performance. Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg. http://wmuseumaa.org

May 18-19. May Mart Flower & Craft Festival. Flowers, crafts and food. S&T Bank Arena, Indiana. 724-3498763, www.indianagardenclub.com May 18-26. FIRSTVOICE: International Black Arts Festival. August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Pittsburgh. http://augustwilsoncenter.org May 19. Venture Outdoors Festival. Venture Outdoors. Point State Park, Pittsburgh. http://ventureoutdoors.org May 19-20. 2012 Spring Antique Show. 10th annual two-day show. Indoor and covered outdoor. Free adm. Georgian Place, Somerset. 814-443-1244, www.cottagepineantiques.com May 19-Jun 3. Regional Juried Fine Art & Craft Exhibition and Sale. Presented by Uniontown Art Club. Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington. www.touchstonecrafts.org May 19-20. Annual Sheep & Fiber Fest. From sheep shearing to blanket weaving. Artisans, sheep herding demos and plenty of good food and family entertainment. 10am-5pm each day. Greene County Fairgrounds, Waynesburg. 724-627-8119, www.sheepandfiber.com May 19. First Walleye Tournament. Pymatuning State Park, Jamestown. 724-927-6879 May 19-20. National Pike Steam, Gas & Horse Association Spring Show. Dedicated to preserving and demonstrating antique farm and construction equipment used by our forefathers. Centerville Borough. 724-785-6855, www.nationalpike.com May 19-20. National Road Festival. Various towns along the historic National Road. Fayette, Somerset and Washington counties. 724-437-9877, www.nationalroadpa.org May 22-28. Memorial Weekend Classic Dog Show. Lawrence County Fairgrounds, New Castle. 724-321-9933 May 25-28. Annual Outdoor Extravaganza. Activities, such as hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, caving, rock climbing, and fun workshops, plus evening entertainment. Located in Portersville and surrounding areas. 724-526-5407, butleroutdoorclub.org May 26-27. New Castle Art Festival. Cascade Park, New Castle. 724-971-6960, www.ncartfest.com May 16-20. Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival. Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Oakland. http://pghkids.org May 26-27. Glass Blowing Demonstrations. Demonstrations with master glass artist Herb Thomas. Campbell Pottery Store and Gallery, Cambridge Springs. 814-734-8800, www.campbellpotterystore.com May 28. Mercer Memorial Day 500. Military games, veterans reception, new recruit induction, honoree recognition, Victory Belles in concert, memorial parade and memorial salute. Mercer County Courthouse, Mercer. 724-662-2786, www.mercermemorialday500.org

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