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It is with great sadness that I sit down to write this, my last letter. In the fall of 2002, I was entrusted to bring W&W into our company’s fold and produce a quality publication that would put Pennsylvania and its people in the spotlight and showcase all the variety of our wonderful state. For nearly 12 years I have been fortunate to travel along with you through 48 issues and to see the integration of W&W’s website and mobile app. The journey has been very rewarding. I have met many interesting and wonderful people along the way. And I’ve had a wonderful team to work with. I thank you for indulging me in my ramblings of things I love: family, home and our beautiful Pennsylvania! My excitement outshines my sadness, however. You will notice a new and fresh look beginning with this issue, and I am pleased to announce that Wendy Royal will be at the helm of W&W’s future. Under her direction and passion, W&W will continue to provide you with fulfilling and rewarding experiences for your soul. Wendy and I will continue to cross paths. Our office doors are literally 12 steps away from each other! We’ll collaborate, share ideas and encourage each other as we look forward to the new opportunities set before us. And I am blessed that my path has crossed with all of you. Quoting an unknown author, “Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again!” / 2014 W&W spring / 9 /



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American College Arboretum

270 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 610.526.1450 • Open daily dawn to dusk

W The Arboretum at Penn State

Intersection of Park Ave., and Bigler Rd, University Park, PA 16802 814.865-9118 • Open daily, dawn to dusk

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Appleford/Parsons-Bank Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary 770 Mt. Moro Rd., Villanova, PA 19085 610.527.4280 • Open daily, sunrise to sunset



Awbury Arboretum

One Awbury Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19138 215.849.2855 • Open daily, sunrise to sunset

Bartram’s Garden

54th Street and Lindbergh Blvd., Phildadelphia, PA 19143 215.729.5281 • Open daily, sunrise to sunset (except city-observed holidays)

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve 1635 River Rd., New Hope, PA 18938 215.862.292 • Open daily, 8:30 am to sunset

Fairmount Park Horticultural Center & Centennial Arboretum 100 North Horticultural Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19131 215.685.0096 • Open daily (except holidays) 8 am - 6 pm, Apr 1 - Oct 31, 8 am - 5 pm, Nov 1 - Mar 31 / 10 /

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Chanticleer Garden

786 Church Rd., Wayne, PA 19087 610.687.4163 • Open April - October, Wed through Sun 10 am to 5 pm. Open Fridays until 8 pm, May through Labor Day

Chatham University Arboretum

Woodland Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15232 412.365.1100 • Open daily, dawn to dusk

William F. Curtis Arboretum

Cedar Crest College, 100 College Dr., Allentown, PA 18104 610-606-4666, extension 3565 Call to arrange your free guided tour

Lee and Virginia Graver Arboretum

Muhlenburg College, 1581 Bushkill Center Rd., Allentown, PA 18104 484.664.3100 Open daily, sunrise to sunset

Havorford College Arboretum

370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford, PA 19041 610.896.1101 Open daily for self-guided tours

Hershey Gardens

170 Hotel Rd., Hershey, PA 17033 717.534.3492 • Open daily from late March into early November. Open on select days in November and December. Admission.

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PENNSYLVANIA'S TRAVEL GUIDE Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park


1501 W. 6th St., Erie, PA 16505 814.453.5323 • Open daily, sunrise to sunset

Longwood Gardens

1001 Longwwod Rd., Kennett Square, PA 19348 610.388.1000 • Open daily. Admission

Marywood University Arboretum

2300 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509 570.961.4788 • Open daily from sunrise to sunset

H Merion Botanical Park

100 Merion Rd., Merion, PA 19066 Open daily, dawn to dusk

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Penn State Mont Alto,1 Campus Dr., Mont Alto, PA 17237 Open daily from sunrise to sunset

Morris Arboretum of University of Pennsylvania

100 E. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118 215.247.5777 • Open daily 10 am to 4 pm. Admission


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700 Frank Curto Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412.622.6914 • Open daily, 9:30 am to 5 pm. and until 10 pm on Friday. Admission


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Pittsburgh Botanic Garden (opening summer 2014) 850 Poplar St.,Pittsburgh, PA 15220 412.444.4464 •

Rodef Shalom Biblical Botanical Garden

5905 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412.621-.566 • Open daily, June 1 through September 15


Henry Schmider Arboretum of Delaware Valley College 700 E. Butler Ave., Doylestown, PA 18901 215.489.2283 • Open dawn to dusk, year-round

The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College

500 College Ave., Swarthmore, PA 18091 610.328.8025 • Open daily, dawn to dusk

Shofuso Japanese House & Garden

West Fairmont Park Horticultural Center N. Horticultural Dr., Philadelphia, PA 19131 215.878.5097 • Open April through October

Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum

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Lancaster Historical Society & President James Buchanon’s Wheatland 230 N. President Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603 717.392.4633 • Open to the public daily

Taylor Memorial Arboretum

10 Ridley Dr., Wallingford, PA 19086 610.876.2649 • Open daily, 9 am to 4 pm

Villanova University Arboretum


800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085 610.519.4425 • Open to the public daily

1368 Prizer Rd., Pottstown, PA 19465 610.469.7543 • Open weekdays at 9 am, weekends by appointment

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March 1-29 Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samara: A Mid-Century Dream Home The Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport

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MARCH Mar 1. Performance: The Sicilian Tenors. Beautiful

music performed by Aaron Caruso, Elio Scaccio and Sam Vitale. Community Arts Center, Williamsport. 570-3262424,

Mar 1, 6-9; Apr 4-5, 10-13.

Performance: Alone Together. Parents make several attempts to empy the nest for good. Community Theatre League, Williamsport. 570-327-1777,

Mar 1-29. Exhibit: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samara: A

Mid-Century Dream Home. Explore the relationship between an architect and his clients. The Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport. 570-320-2445, gallery

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Mar 1, 9. Maple Sugaring Open House. Includes a talk, a film about the natural and cultural history of making maple sugar, and a short walk through Goose Woods to the Sugar Shack. Free. Noon-4pm. PPL Montour Preserve, Danville. 570-437-3131, ext. 223, Mar 1. Humdinger & Dark-Dinger Trail Runs. 7.1-mile Humdinger, 4.5-mile Half-Dinger, or the 5.5-mile DarkDinger. Part of the Rivertowns Race Series, races include pigs, glowsticks, slip-n-slides, and more. 3-9pm. Adm. Danville Primary School, Danville. Mar 1. Performance: Lightwire Theater’s Dino Light. Electroluminescent creatures will light up the darkness in a heart-rending original tale that utilizes visual arts and dance. 1-2pm. Adm. Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Lewisburg. 570-577-1000, WeisCenter,

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Mar 1-30. Maple Syrup Month. Weekends. Learn how Mar 7. to identify maple trees in winter, how to tap the trees and more. 2pm. Sugar Shack at Parker Dam State Park, Penfield. 814-765-0630,

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Exhibit: Girl Scout Memorabilia. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am-3pm. Other hours by appointment. Clinton County Historical Society, Lock Haven. 570-748-7254,

Mar 1-31. Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail. Stop by the family owned wineries and sample the many varieties the region has to offer. Various locations in the Susqeuhanna River Valley. 570-837-3644, Mar 1-2. Performance: Susquehanna Valley Chorale Concert - Gregorian Tapestry. Zion Lutheran Church, Sunbury. 570-547-0455, Mar 1-2. Ridgebury Volunteer Fire Company Coyote Hunt. Prizes will be awarded. 11am. Ridgebury Fire Hall, Bentley Creek. 570-596-2141, Mar 1.

Performance: Coriolanus. National Theatre Live will broadcast the Donmar Warehouse production of Shakespeare’s tragedy of political manipulation and revenge. 1pm. Keystone Theatre, Towanda. 570-2682787,

Mar 4. The Old Mill. Historian Herman Jones will speak

on the historic Danville structure. View the replica of the mill that Jones constructed. Free. 7-8:15pm. The Meadows at Maria Joseph Manor, Danville. 570-2756177,

Performance: American Idiot - National Broadway Tour. Three lifelong friends: one who will fight for his dreams, one who will fight for his country and one who will stay behind. 8pm. Adm. Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg. 570-389-4409,

Mar 7 - May 30. Famous Fish Fry. Fridays. Baked haddock, deep fried regular fish, shrimp basket, chicken fingers, chicken fries, clam strips and beverages. Moose Exchange, Bloomsburg. 570-317-2596, Mar 7-23. Performance: Rent. The story of poor musicians and artists living on New York City’s lower east side. The Courtyard Theatre, Selinsgrove. 570-3740060, Mar 8.

Performance: The Broadway Dolls. The Broadway Dolls prove to be a fierce act to follow. Community Arts Center, Williamsport. 570-326-2424,

Mar 9. Performance: Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert. Presented by Bloomsburg University Chamber Orchestra. 2:30pm. Free. St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Bloomsburg. 570-784-4515, Mar 9. Performance: Spring Choir Concert.

3pm. Price Auditorium. Lock Haven University, Lock Haven. 570-484-2011,

Mar 5, 12, 19. Relax & Recharge Yoga. A class designed to de-stress and relax the busy caregiver’s body and mind. 5-6pm. Adm. MyTown Family Education Center, Bloomsburg. 570-784-7900, Mar 5 - May 28.

Preschool Story Time. Wednesdays. Children ages 3 to 5 are treated to stories and songs. Craft time follow each session. 10-10:30am. Free. Bloomsburg Public Library, Bloomsburg. 570-7840883,

Mar 6-23. Performance: The 39 Steps. Inventive

staging, mistaken identity, funny coincidences and an unforgettable race to discover a secret. 7:30pm. Alvina Krause Theatre, Bloomsburg. 800-282-0283,

Mar 6. Performance: Lightwire...The Show. Electroluminescent creatures light up the darkness in original tales. Community Arts Center, Williamsport. 570-326-2424,

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Mar 7-9. Home Show. Vendors displaying their products and services. Recreation Center, Lycoming College, Williamsport. 570-326-4211,

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Performance: Close Up Concert #3. Williamsport Symphony Orchestra performs. Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall, Lycoming College, Williamsport.

Mar 14. Performance: Andrew and Noah Band. The seven-piece band specializes in Americana Groove. Auditorium of Wellsboro High School, Wellsboro. 570724-4939,

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Top regional artists will perform, plus vendors and more . Holiday Inn, Clarion. 814-226-8760,

Mar 9. Lecture: The Wood on Glass: 175 Years of Mar 15. Clinton County History. Program on photographs taken of North Central PA’s lumber camps between 1890 and 1910. A representative from the Lumber Heritage region will speak. 2-4pm. Country Barn Restaurant at Belles Springs, Mill Hall. 570-748-7254,

Performance: Lonestar. This country/pop powerhouse achieved 10 number-one country hits during its 20-year career. Auditorium of Bradford Area High School, Bradford. 814-362-2522,

Mar 15. Hawaiian Luau. Fun activities, crafts and games for children of all ages. Prizes for best dressed luau costumes. 4-6pm. Adm. MyTown Family Education Center, Bloomsburg. 570-380-4922, Mar 15. Performance: The Irish Rovers. International ambassadors of Irish music. Community Arts Center, Williamsport. 570-326-2424, Mar 15-16, May 17-18. Performance: Buffalo Valley Singers Spring Concerts. The 75-member communitiy choir will perform music by Aaron Copeland and other American composers. St. John’s United Church of Christ, Lewisburg. 570-286-9559, buffalovalleysingers.

March 9. Commonwealth Charter Day. Many of the Pennsylvania Museum and Historical Commission Sites have free admission to celebrate William Penn's Charter. Shown: Joseph Priestley House Museum. Northumberland Mar 11.

Performance: Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music. 10:30am and 6:30pm. Bryce Jordan Center at Penn State University, University Park. 814863-5500,, http://sesamestreetlive. com/shows/elmo-makes-music

Mar 11, 25. Story/Craft Time. An engaging story, followed by a fun educational craft related to the story. 4-4:30pm. Adm. MyTown Family Education Center, Bloomsburg. 570-784-7900,

Mar 13-15. Performance: Uptown Unplugged. Students of the Uptown Music Collective in an unplugged concert all their own. Community Theatre League, Williamsport. 570-327-1777, Mar 14-17. Irish Weekend At Old Forge. Feel Irish with Irish draught ale, live Irish music, and a menu of Irish food. Free adm. Old Forge Brewing Company, Danville. 570-275-8151, / 16 /

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Mar 15. March Hike. The North Country Trail Association Clarion Chapter’s first hike of the year will be from Kiser-Wagner Road to Breniman Road. 9am-2pm. Meet at Country Fair, Shippenville. 814-744-7548, http:// Mar 16, Apr 20, May 18. Jerseytown Jam. The

jam consists of bluegrass, old-time country and gospel and is strictly an acoustic jam. Doors open at 10am. Stage begins at noon. Free. Community Center, Jerseytown. 570-925-5201,

Mar 19-Apr 27. Out of Here. Judy Chicago’s feminist art teaching methodology. Art Alley, 241 HUBRobeson Galleries, University Park. 814-865-0775

Mar 20, Apr 17, May 15. Free Yoga And Live Music. Yoga sessions will take place in the lobby with live music. Noon. Free. Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Lewisburg. 570-577-3727, Mar 20. Performance: Supreme Reflections. The event will pay tribute to famous female singing group The Supremes. 7:30pm. Bromeley Family Theater, Bradford. 814-362-5113, Mar 21. Performance: Martin Hayes Masters Of Tradition. Seven compelling artists in Irish music will join for a unique concert that will include solos, duets, trios,



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and full group collaborations. 7:30-9:30pm. Adm. Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Lewisburg. 570-5771000,

Mar 22. Performance: The Beauty of the Song. The

Williamsport Symphony Orchestra will perform, featuring Morgan Myles. Community Arts Center, Williamsport. 570-326-2424,,

Mar 22, Apr 26.

Montour DeLong Monthly Haddock Fish Dinner. The all-you-can-eat dinner will be served family style. 3-7pm. Adm. Montour DeLong Fairgrounds, Danville. 570-437-2178,

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Mar 22-23. Endless Mountains Maple Weekend. At

maple producers throughout Bradford County and Susquehanna County. 570-965-2679

Mar 22-23. Loch’s Maple Open House. Event includes a pancake breakfast on Saturday at Springville Methodist Church, as well as guided tours of a sap house and fiber mill, demonstrations, and maple products. Loch’s Maple Farms, Springville. 570-965-2679, www. Mar 22. Share the Love 1-Mile or 5K Run/Walk. The 5K will be outdoors, and the 1-mile walk will be indoors. Soup and race memorabilia will be sold. Brookville YMCA, Brookville. 814-849-7355, Mar 23. Movies at Gross Auditorium. Complementing the live performance of Swan Lake and new this year to Celebrity Artist Series will be Movies at Gross Auditorium. 7pm. Adm. K.S. Gross Auditorium, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg. 570-389-4409,


Performance: Wise Crackers Comedy Night. Supports Leadership Clinton County. Cash bar with proper ID. No beverages may be brought in, but attendees may bring their own food. Reservations upon request for parties of 10 or more. Doors open at 6pm, performance at 7pm. Lock Haven Elks Lodge, Lock Haven. 570-748-5782, http://www.clintoncountyinfo.






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Mar 26. Performance: Dublin Guitar Quartet. Oneof-a-kind Celtic/contemporary classical guitar ensemble. Hosted by the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. 7:30-9:30pm. Free. Campus Theatre, Lewisburg. 570577-1000,






Mar 23. Bridal Show. The event will feature vendors, a

fashion show, door prizes and hors d’oeuvres. 11am-3pm. Holiday Inn, Clarion. 814-226-8850,

Mar 26.

Downtown Bloomsburg Inc.’s Great Chili Cook-Off. Participate in the chili cook-off or indulge in tasting the chili. Beer and wine will be for sale, and there will be live music. Free entry. Moose Exchange, Bloomsburg. 570-784-2522,,

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Mar 28-30. Central PA Outdoor Show. Exhibitors such as Buckmasters Antler Scoring and Standing Dead Outdoors, special guests such as Darin The Animal Freeborough, a Sanctioned Turkey Calling Contest and live fishing pond. Adm. Expo II Building at The Clearfield County Fairgrounds, Clearfield. Mar 28-Apr 27.

School of Visual Arts Annual Graduate Research Exhibition. HUB Gallery, 241 HUBRobeson Galleries, University Park. 814-865-0775

Mar 28-30.

The Music Man. The musical performance will be suitable for viewers of all ages. Auditorium of Bradford Area High School, Bradford.

Mar 28. Ladies Night. Fun, fellowship and fitness. 6-8pm. Lock Haven YMCA, Lock Haven. 570-748-6727,

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Mar 28. Performance: Nightlife on the Susquehanna: Turtle Island Quartet. Through exploration of jazz, classical, American vernacular and world music styles, the two-time Grammy award-winning group will take its audiences on a musical journey through the American landscape, Latin America, Europe and India. 7:30pm. Guthrie Performing Arts Center at the Sayre Theatre, Sayre. 570-268-2787, Mar 29.

Performance: An Intimate Evening With Clint Black. Community Arts Ctr, Williamsport.

Spacious Wooded Campsites for RVs and Tents, Rustic Cabins and Furnished Cottages 307 Pioneer Trail, Muncy Valley, PA 17758


May 3rd & 4th 2014 • (email) • 570-946-9971

Mar 29. Performance: Swan Lake. Romantic tale is a

study of contrast between the gentle grace, beauty and vulnerability of the swans and the truimph of over evil. 8pm. Adm. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg. 570-389-4409,

Mar 29. Cook Forest Half-Marathon & 5K Run. The

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Mar 29. 47th Annual Red Moshannon Down River Race. Held on a remote 7.5-mile section of Moshannon Creek, the race will feature various classes. Racers may also take part in the Poker Race by picking up cards along the race course. Tussey Mountain Outfitters, Bellefonte. 814-355-5690, Mar 29.

8th Annual Kettle Creek Valley Outdoor Show. Demonstrations, speakers, photo contest, information and vendor booths covering many outdoor activities. 6th annual national sanctioned turkey calling contest. 9am-4pm. Cross Fork Fire Hall, Kettle Creek Hose Company, Cross Fork.

Apr 5. The Metropolitan Opera: La Boheme. The Met: Live in HD. The broadcast of Puccini’s La Boheme will be presented live in cinemas nationwide. 12:55pm. Adm. Digiplex Cinema Center, Bloomsburg. 570-387-8516,


Apr 5, May 3. First Saturday Marketplace. Featuring vendors of all kinds, from artists and artisans to farm market stands and specialty foods and from retail vendors to unique craftspeople and organizations. Downtown Williamsport. 570-322-5544,


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romantic musical about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. Community Arts Center, Williamsport. 570-3262424,

Bloomsburg Area YMCA’s Annual Dinner Dance. Themed “On the Red Carpet,” the event will feature station buffets, dancing to All Night Sound and a silent auction. 6pm. Adm. Pine Barn Inn, Danville. 570784-0188,

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Apr 5, 11, 19, 25. Racing for Heroes. Race event on

Apr 1-30. Exhibit: Leading Ladies of Clinton County. Display celebrating Clinton County’s 175th anniversary. Speaker will present on Apr 13. Heisey Museum, Lock Haven. 570-748-7254, www.clintoncountyhistory. com

Apr 5. Self Defense. Attendees will learn how to be

Mar 30. Performance: The Fantasticks. A funny and

Exhibit: Art Exhibit Opening/ Juried Student Show. 6-8pm. John Sloan Arts Center gallery, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven. 570-4842011,

Apr 1-30. Caring for Communities: Earth Month Celebration. A series of family-oriented outdoor events. Wetland explorations, owl prowls, stargazing, canoeing/ kayaking, wildflower walks and more. Various locations in Union County. 570-524-8666, www.linnconservancy. org Apr 2. Performance: Dallas Brass. One of America’s

foremost musical ensembles with a unique blend of traditional brass instruments and a full complement of drums and percussion. Scottish Rite Auditorium, Williamsport. 570-323-6012,

Apr 4. Performance: Todd Oliver & Friends: Dogs

Gone Wild. Comedian and ventriloquist. Community Arts Center, Williamsport. 570-326-2424,

Performance: Duquesne University Tamburitzans. The event will feature the longest-running live stage show in the country. Auditorium of Wellsboro High School, Wellsboro. 570-724-4939, www.

1/3 semi-banked dirt track. 7pm. Clinton County Raceway, Mill Hall. 570-367-1541,

aware, use their instincts and take on the bad guy. 11am12:30pm. Lock Haven YMCA, Lock Haven. 570-7486727,

Apr 5. Cameron County Canoe & Kayak Classic. The event will include a 12-mile stretch of the Driftwood Branch of the Sinnemahoning Creek. A 2-mile youth paddle for ages 4 and 5 will be available, depends on weather and water conditions. Preregister by Mar 29. 7:30am. Emporium Country Club, Emporium. 814-5462011, Apr 6. Performance: Spring Concert. Bloomsburg University Community Orchestra. Featuring Charisse Baldoria, piano. 2:30pm. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg. 570-3894289,,

Apr 8. Performance: Sid the Science Kid LIVE! The Apr 4. Performance: Sybarite5. The quintet of diverse popular PBS kids’ television show produced by the Jim classical musicians will take audience members on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules. 7:30-9:30pm. Adm. Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Lewisburg. 570-577-1000, WeisCenter

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Apr 8-May 4. Exhibit: Tammie Rubin: Neverwhere Apr 12. & Nowhere. Rubin explores the wonderment of magical thinking and the charm of constructed forms and ornate contraptions. The Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport. 570-320-2445,

Apr 10-12, 17-19. Performance: Vanya and Masha

and Sonia and Spike. A Main Stage Production. 7:30pm daily. John Sloan Auditorium, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven. 570-484-3983,

Apr 11. Performance: Zakir Hussain And Masters Of

Percussion. The concert will display Hussain’s uncanny intuition, masterful improvisational dexterity and knowledge. 7:30-9:30pm. Adm. Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Lewisburg. 570-577-1000, WeisCenter

Apr 11. Marienville Minstrel Show. The evening will

include a unique collection of songs, jokes and skits reminiscent of the early 1900s. 7pm. East Forest School, Marienville. 814-927-8218,

Blue/White Game. Penn State Football’s intra-squad scrimmage. Beaver Stadium, Penn State University Main Campus, University Park. 814-863-1000,

Apr 12. 6th Annual Antique & Collectible Show &

Sale. A total of 18 vendors will sell their wares. 10am4:30pm. Adm. Pine Creek Inn, Galeton.

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Performance: Army Jazz Ambassadors. 7pm. Central Mountain High School, Mill Hall. 570-7486791,

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Children’s Festival. 8am-4pm. Thomas Fieldhouse, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven. 570484-2499,

Apr 13. Lecture: Progressive Era Women and the Greening of Central PA Dean Susan Rimby of Lock Haven University will speak on her recent book. 2-4pm. Heisey Museum, Lock Haven.



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Apr 17.

Performance: Jason Moran And The Bandwagon. A risk-taker and innovator of new directions for jazz. 7:30-9:30pm. Adm. Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Lewisburg.

Apr 19-Oct 31. Exhibit: Butterflies. Attendees will

Apr 18-20. Hyner Hang Gliding Club’s Easter FlyIn. Hyner View has been home to both hang gliders and para gliders and is the highest active site in the state. Hyner Run State Park, Hyner.

Apr 19. Earth Day at Mill Cove. Fun and educational

Apr 19-Sep 1.

Exhibit: Dinosaurs Come To Life. Come face-to-face with animatronic re-creations of Giganotosaurus, Dilophosaurus, Dimetrodon, and other iconic dinosaurs on an outdoor prehistoric trek. Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland, Allenwood.

Apr 19. Annual Kids’ Fishing Derby. Children age 13

and under will have the opportunity to catch fish from the stocked lake. Food, beverages and bait available. Prizes will be awarded. 9-11:30am. Parker Dam State Park, Penfield. 814-236-3621,

experience hundreds of butterflies in flight in the native butterfly greenhouse. Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland, Allenwood. 570-538-1869,

family activities. Mill Cove Environmental Area. 570-662-3442,

Apr 19.

Breakfast With the Easter Bunny. Enjoy pancakes and fun with the Easter Bunny. Pictures with the Easter Bunny, egg hunts, games and giveaways. 8-10am. Lock Haven YMCA, Lock Haven.

Apr 19. Timberdoodle Trot. The public is invited to the bird walk. Sinnemahoning State Park, Austin. 814-6478401, Apr 19. Easter Egg Hunt. Brookville Volunteer Fire Company, Brookville. 814-849-5400,



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Apr 19-20, May 17-18. Coolspring Power Museum Open Days. Over 250 historically significant internal combustion engines that depict 125 years of the development of Industrial America on display. 10am5pm. Coolspring Power Museum, Coolspring. 814-8496883,

Apr 26. Hyner View Trail Challenge and Hyner Ultra

Apr 20. Easter Egg Hunt. Preregistration required.

will include a LHU alumni football game, picnic, and a sports and more auction. Sunday - Golf Tournament at Clinton Country Club. Lock Haven University, Lock Haven. 570-484-3026,,

2-4pm. Cook Forest State Park, Cooksburg. 814-7448017,,

Apr 20. Easter Sunrise Service. Attendees should

Challenge 50K. 50K, 7am; 25K, 9am. Post-race party at the start/finish area. Registration required. Western Clinton Sportsmen’s Association, Renovo. 814-321-8281,

Apr 26-27. Crimson & White Weekend. Saturday

Bring your own lawn chairs.. 7-8am. Ridge Camp Park Amphitheater, Cook Forest State Park, Cooksburg. 814744-8407,,

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Apr 23. History of Air Mail in DuBois. Mike Solensky will present the program. E.D. Reitz Museum, DuBois. 814-371-9006,

Apr 26. April Hike. Organized by the North Country

Apr 24. Happy Birthday Party for Flemington. Celebrating the 150th year of Flemington. Red Eye Center, Flemington. 570-748-2288

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Apr 24, May 1. Performance: Jazz Concert. 7:30pm. Price Auditorium, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven. 570-484-2011, Apr 25-27. Performance: The Pied Piper of Hamelin. The classic tale of the Pied Piper. Community Theatre League, Williamsport. Apr 25-27. Woodsy Owl Weekend. Volunteers will spruce up the park in anticipation of the summer season. 9am-3pm. Parker Dam State Park, Penfield. 814-7650630, Apr 25-May 4.

Performance: Deathtrap. The Courtyard Theatre, Selinsgrove.

Apr 25-May 10.

Lewisburg Celebration of the Arts. Two main events: Market Street Festival, including art, entertainment, and food along Market Street, on Apr 26 and Lewisburg Live!, 10 bands in downtown venues on May 10. Also, art and photography exhibits, performances, workshops, demos and a children’s play area. Downtown Lewisburg.

Apr 25. Art Auction. Local artists create works from a

different theme each year to be sold via a silent auction. 7pm. St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Tionesta. 814-9275154

Apr 25. Shiitake Mushroom Growing. The workshop on how to grow, harvest, preserve and cook the mushrooms. Enjoy an organic luncheon and receive takehome shiitake mushroom logs. 10am-4pm. Quiet Creek Herb Farm and School of Country Living, Brookville. 814-849-9662,

Performance: Get the Led Out - The American Led Zeppelin. The music of Led Zeppelin. Community Arts Center, Williamsport. Trail Association Clarion Chapter. 9am. Meet at Country Fair, Shippenville. 814-744-7548,

Ridgway YMCA Triathlon. 5-mile run, a 15-mile bike race and a 9-mile canoe/kayak race on the Clarion River. Prizes will be given in various categories and divisions. Registration 8-10am. 11am start. Ridgway Courthouse, Ridgway. 814-776-1146,

Apr 27.

Chinklacamoose Marathon & HalfMarathon. Primarily on trails and dirt roads. The halfmarathon is a flat out-and-back route. The marathon offers challenging single track trails and ascents that run peak to peak through the river gorge. Also, a marathon relay. Between Clearfield and Grampian. 814-765-2629,

Apr 27.

Westline Leekfest. The celebration of the Allegheny National Forest’s bountiful leek crops. Bands, vendors, food booths and the Leek Dip Contest. Westline Inn, Westline. 814-837-8041,

MAY May 1. Click Clack Moo.

Part of the Schooltime Youth Series. 9:30am and 12:30pm. Keystone Theatre, Towanda. 570-268-2787,

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Racing for Heroes. 7pm. Clinton County Raceway, Mill Hall. May 2-3.

Performance: Susquehanna Valley Chorale Pops Concert. POPS 2014 - Get Down with Motown! 7:30pm. Weber Chapel Auditorium, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove.

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May 3. Stinkfest. Leek-related cuisine, a leek dip con-


test, food and craft vendors, amusement rides for children, entertainment, a Lil Stinker contest and outhouse races. 11am-6pm. Downtown Bradford.

May 3. Fishing Derby. Children will learn about fishing,

including how to bait their hooks and how to clean their catch. 9am-noon. Clear Creek State Park, Sigel. 814-7522368,

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May 3. Strawberry Pie Hike. The excursion will be

along the North County Trail/Baker Trail. Refreshments, including strawberry pie, will be served after the hike. 9am. Park office at Cook Forest State Park, Cooksburg. 814-744-7548,

May 3-4, 16-18. Fly-Fishing School. Taught by the

staff of the Kinzua Fly-Fishing School. Adm. University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Bradford. http://users.penn. com/~skvarka

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Hazen Antique & Flea Market. Hundreds of vendors will sell antiques, crafts and food. Warsaw Township Fire Hall, Brookville. 814-328-2536,

May 3. Spring Migration Bird Walk. Guided bird hike, watch bald eagles through spotting scopes and take part in other bird-related activities. 9am-2pm. Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park, Austin.

May 3-4. Athens Artsfest. More than 125 indoor and outdoor fine arts and crafts booths. Live entertainment on three stages. Harlan Rowe Middle School, Athens. 570-888-7766,


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May 4. Performance: Broadway Pops Concert. Bloomsburg University Community Orchestra. Medleys and themes from some of the best-loved Broadway musicals. 2:30pm. Free. Auditorium of Berwick High School, Berwick. 570-759-6400, ext. 3100 May 4. Performance: A River Runs Through It Concert. 3pm. St. Joseph’s Church, Renovo. 570-748-4245

dents. The Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport. 570320-2445,

May 9. Performance: Manhattan Dolls: Rockin’ With the Dolls. The ‘50s/’60s revue will feature hits from American Bandstand and more. Deane Center for the Performing Arts, Wellsboro. 570-724-6220, www.

May 4. Performance: Pennsylvania Orchestra. Music May 10. From the Movies. 7:30pm. Price Auditorium, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven. 570-484-2011,

May 8-9. Performance: Dangerously Improv. 8pm. Sloan Countdown Theatre, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven. 570-484-2011,

13th Annual West Branch Susquehanna River Wild Canoe/Kayak Race. The event will cover 11 of the 102 river miles that run through Clearfield County. Prizes will be awarded in various classes. 8am registration. Rolling Stone Bridge, Karthaus.

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May 9-11. Performance: Black Tie Affair & Nothing But Treble. A night of modern-day a cappella music. Community Theatre League, Williamsport.

40th Old Town Sportsmen’s Association Annual Fishing Derby. 1-year-olds to adults compete for prizes. 8am-1pm. Hyde Bridge to the Moose Creek Inlet on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River at Lower Witmer Park, Clearfield.

May 9-16. Exhibit: Student Portfolio Exhibition. The annual graphic design student exhibition showcases the creative portfolio work of senior graphic design stu-

May 10. Good Ole Days. A day of food, fun, frolic and history. Booneville Campground, 2 miles west of Loganton. 570-725-3438, / 2014 W&W spring / 25 /

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May 16. Alleghany National Forest Photo Trek. Trek into the forest and surrounding areas with published photographer Ed Bernik to photograph flora, fauna and landscapes. 7:30am-6pm. Frame-Westerberg Commons Building, Bradford. 814-362-5078 May 16-18. Antique Machinery Show. Antique tractors, engines and other related farm equipment, along with displays, demonstrations, flea market , crafts, and food. Camping, truck and tractor pulls, and tractor square dancing. Show grounds, Selinsgrove. May

20. Performance: Celtic Woman. Community Arts Center, Williamsport. 570-3262424,

May 16. Clarion Wine Walk. Browse local shops for

spring specials while enjoying on-site wine tastings from local wineries, complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. 5-9pm. Downtown Clarion. 814-226-9161,

May 10. Milton Cultural Festival. Celebration of the May 17. Springfest. The event will feature opportunicultural backgrounds that comprise the Susquehanna River Valley. International food court, crafts, children’s activities, vendors, and entertainment. Downtown Milton. 570-742-0379,

ties for kayaking, canoeing, fishing, biking, birding, hiking and more. 10am-3pm. Hills Creek State Park, Wellsboro. 570-723-0520,,

May 10-11. Foxburg Naturefest. Hay wagon rides for

run, then a scenic 5-mile paddle down the West Branch of the Susquehanna and finally a challenging 15-mile bike ride. 10am. Curwensville Lake, Curwensville. 814-7652629,

birding, bird-banding, various demonstrations, lectures, nature photo contest, maple syrup gathering activities, lecture on golden eagles and an evening Owl Prowl by horse-drawn wagon. 7am-5pm. Downtown Foxburg and Riverstone Farm, Foxburg.

May 10-11. St. Leo’s Trout Derby & Geocaching Fish Run. All ages are welcome to enjoy the weekend of family fun. Camping will be available. Fishing Derby at Elk Creek, between Ridgway and St. Marys, and Geocaching at Ridgway Firemen’s Grounds, Ridgway. May 10.

Woodsy Owl Workday. Volunteers help to maintain the park through various work projects. Woodsy Owl and Smokey Bear will be on site. 8am-1:30pm. Clear Creek State Park, Sigel.

May 11.

Performance: Hair: The Musical. The Broadway hit will include all of its memorable tunes. 7:30pm. Bromeley Family Theater, Bradford. 814-3622522,

May 11. Spring Quilt Show & Sale & Turkey & Ham

Dinner. 24 handmade quilts on display and for sale, with one to be given away via a drawing. An all-you-can-eat family dinner of turkey and ham will be served. 11am1:30pm. St. Joseph Parish, Lucinda. 814-226-7288

May 13. Performance: Variations. The Williamsport Symphony Orchestra will perform. Community Arts Center, Williamsport. 570-326-2424,,

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May 17. Upper West Branch Triathlon. 4.8-mile road

May 17. We Gotta A Regatta. Float or paddle the Tuna on their canoes, kayaks, or floatation devices. There will be live music and a pig roast. 2-6pm. Crook Farm, Bradford. 814-362-9928, May 17. International Learn to Fly Day. Learn about sport flying at the birthplace of the Cub, the original light sport aircraft. Meet pilots, students and instructors, and see aircraft on display. 10am-5pm, William T. Piper Memorial Airport, Lock Haven. 570-748-3725,

May 17. Mifflinburg May Fest & Wine Fest. Celebrate

Mifflinburg’s German heritage with arts and crafts vendors, food, music, maypole dancing, and more. Wine Fest is a ticketed event. Various locations in the Historic District of Mifflinburg. 570-966-1355,

May 17-18. Tour De Forest Spring Ride. Organized

ATV ride. Allegheny National Forest, Marienville. 814227-9503,

May 17. Spring Peepers Program. 9am-2pm. Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park, Austin. 814-6478401,

May 18-19. Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament. Fish for cash and prizes along a 13-mile stretch of the creek. PA Grand Canyon Snowmobile Club, Wellsboro. 570-724-2888,

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Bellefonte Big Spring Festival. The local bountiful supply of water will be celebrated. Entertainment, water sports, crafts, the stocking of fish in Spring Creek and more. Tallyrand Park, Bellefonte. 814-355-1300,

May 18. Art in the Park. Art exhibits, children’s activities, craft demos and live entertainment. Food and craft vendors. Noon-4pm. Gumtown Memorial Park, New Bethlehem. 814-275-2870,

May 21-24.

Blossburg Coal Festival. Parade, car cruise, and much more will celebrate the history and heritage of the mining industry. Island Park, Blossburg.

Mar 22-23.

10th Annual Maple Weekend. Live demonstrations and various opportunities to learn how to start producing their own maple products. Locations throughout Potter and Tioga Counties.

May 22-26. Hyner Hang Gliding Club’s Memorial

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Anthracite Heritage Festival of the Arts. Cemetery tours, Amazing Coal Cracker Race, artisans, art displays, entertainment, food, historic carriage and trolley rides, train rides, children’s activities, and classic car show. Shamokin. 570-850-9121,

May 23-24. Fryburg Area Mayfest. 5K run/walk, local bands, a community yard sale, auto show, chicken barbecue and food vendors, kid’s activities, parade, church tours, and more. Downtown Fryburg to Washington Township Fire Hall, Fryburg. 814-221-9043, h t t p s : // w w w . f a c e b o o k . c o m /p a g e s / Fr y b u r g Mayfest/109859392365382?sk=wall May 23-26.

Memorial Day Weekend Ride. Ride your own horses or use a free guide service. The camping weekend will include free water and electric hookups, free tie stalls, a Cowboy Polo, ranch sorting and meals. Reservations by May 18. Cook Forest Area Scenic Trail Rides and Dude Ranch, Clarion. 814-226-5985,


Day Fly-In. Hyner View has been home to both hang

gliders and para gliders and is the highest active site in the state. Hyner Run State Park, Hyner.


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May 23-25. Living History Weekend. Paul Stillman

from Historically Speaking! will take attendees through noteworthy periods in history using first-person character portrayals and hands-on demonstrations. Cook Forest State Park, Cooksburg.

May 24-26.

Flickerfest. Flickerwood Winery will celebrate its 14th anniversary with new wine, food, artisans and artwork, a home winemaking competition, live music and vendors. Flickerwood Wine Cellars, Kane. 814-837-7566,

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May 24-26. Artistic Heritage of Kane. Original paintings and photographs by members of the founding Kane family, as well as Jarvis Rockwell, Dennis Driscoll, Olivia Hartman and more. ArtWorks at the Depot, Kane. 814-837-8752, May 24. Cross Fork Kid’s Fishing Derby Registration, 9am. Chicken barbeque, noon. Kettle Creek Hose Company, Cross Fork. 570-923-1105





May 24. Fishing Derby. Children fish for trout. Public


May 24-25. ISSDC Dog Show. Three dog shows, informative seminars, food, on-site camping and more. 9am-5pm. Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Brookville. 410-590-7765,


welcome. 10am-noon. Sinnemahoning Sportsmen Association, Sinnemahoning. 814-546-2835, www.

May 24-26.

Past to Present Machinery Show. Tractors, implements, cars, trucks and other vehicles of all ages, Antique, garden and pedal tractor pulls, as well as an auction. 9am-dark. Sykesville Fairgrounds, Sykesville. 814-427-2151,

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May 25-31.

Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic. Rothrock State Forest, State College.

May 25-31. Old Home Week in Flemington Borough. Celebrating Flemington’s 150th anniversary. Sunday afternoon social in Grove’s Park. Carnival on Huston Street from May 28-31. Parade at 1pm on Saturday. Flemington, PA. 570-748-2288 May 25. Spring Fest. Crafts, vendors, garden and high

tunnel tours, live music, seminars and children’s games. Bring instruments for a jam session. Quiet Creek Herb Farm, Brookville. 814-849-9662,

May 25. Pontoon Boat Tours of George B. Stevenson

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May 26. Emporium Memorial Day Parade. 10am. Fourth Street to the Big Flag Memorial, Emporium. www. May 30-31. Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally. Competitors from the worldwide professional auto rally community will test their skills to the extreme at various locations around the county. Whitneyville Fair Grounds, Wellsboro. 570-724-1926, May 30-Jun 1.

40th Annual Nittany Antique Machinery Association Spring Show. More than 700 vendors with over 800 tractors on display. Penn’s Cave, Centre Hall. 814-364-9855,

Dam. Look for herons, mergansers, kingfishers and other birds that frequent the area. See a bald eagles’ nest site. Prereg. req. 9am-2pm. Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park, Austin. 814-647-8401,

May 30-June 21. Exhibit: Regional Art Exhibit.

May 26. Memorial Day Events. The day’s schedule of events will be in memory of the heroes of World War II. Eldred World War II Museum, Eldred. 814-225-2220,

May 30-Jun1. Chainsaw Carvers Roundup. Chainsaw demonstrations, vendors of herb- and plantrelated items, fiber-related arts and crafts, environmental goods and books. Cook Forest Sawmill Center for the Arts, Cooksburg. 814-927-6655,

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The Penn Wells Lodge in downtown Wellsboro provides a variety of options for the bride and groom and their families, including on-site catering, abundant rooms, and a full-service bar and restaurant. Natural beauty aside, including vast concentrations of state parks, Historic U.S. Route 6 cuts across the top of the state through a series of towns that seem simultaneously vibrant and lost in time. Northern Pennsylvania is also home to Penn State University's Nittany Lions at State College in Centre County. Overall, the region boasts some of Pennsylvania's finest examples of Americana and serves as an ideal location for a wedding party that could easily extend from a long weekend to a full week. The facades of downtown buildings hearken back hundreds of years, and a number of historic theaters were saved from the wrecking ball and have become cultural centers that routinely have live performances and family-oriented activities on the bill along with current movies. Venues for wedding parties are plentiful, and accommodations vary from quaint bed-and-breakfasts and historically renovated classic hotels to numerous new modern inns constructed with both short- and long-term guests in mind. From Warren to the northwest and Tunkhannock in the northeastern part of the Commonwealth, wedding planners, hotel managers, restaurateurs, park rangers, museum curators, and caterers are among those ready to roll out the red carpet to welcome the special couple and their family and friends to mark the big day and make lasting memories in northern Pennsylvania. “You're going to be doing things with your family here,” said Jean Ruhf, executive director of the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau (EMVB) near Tunkhannock. Hiking trails at the Endless Mountains Nature Center that provide breathtaking views of the Susquehanna River and the wildlife that it supports are open year round, and several area outfitters offer kayaking and

fishing trips in season. Elk Mountain Ski Resort in Susquehanna County is less than 50 minutes northeast of town. Other outdoor options nearby include golfing, paintball, and skydiving. The Dietrich Theater and Wyoming County Cultural Center has helped to bring its own residents back downtown with a robust curriculum of arts classes and performances, all of which are open to the public and easy to track at According to Ruhf, the theater has served as a venue for rehearsal parties during which guests can enjoy slide shows of family photos on the big screen, thanks to the theater's complete conversion to digital projection. The Tunkhannock area is also home to Nimble Hill Winery and Brewing Company, which has a tasting room on Route 6. Visitors can explore the unique history of the Endless Mountains at The Oldest House in Laceyville, the French Azilum Historic Site upriver near Towanda, and the Wyoming County Historical Society in Tunkhannock. For a complete list of options for lodging, receptions, and rehearsal dinners, log on to www.endless “Anyone planning a wedding in our area is welcome to contact the visitors bureau in advance,” EMVB public relations and marketing coordinator Shelley McAndrew related. “We can make up packets of information for guests that include maps, our Guide to the Endless Mountains, and our Calendar of Events brochure.” The brochure is helpful in planning a wedding to coincide with one of the many fairs, festivals, and other familyoriented events that occur in the Tunkhannock area throughout the year, such as the Wyoming County Fair at the end of August. / 2014 W&W spring / 31 /

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A trip to Tioga County would not be complete without experiencing Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon, the Pine Creek Gorge. Local outfitters provide equipment and shuttle services, while Mother Nature provides the natural beauty. Just 97 miles to the west is Wellsboro, a charming town in Tioga County that has been retrofitted in recent decades to offer all the necessary modern amenities while retaining a centuries-old charm that serves as a picture-perfect backdrop for any wedding party. The Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, just 15 miles from downtown, is a popular recreation destination for hikers, paddlers, and cyclists who take advantage of the many trails running along the deep gorge hollowed out over the ages by Pine Creek. Professional outfitters provide shuttles and equipment for kayakers and cyclists, or guests can bring their own or rent it in town before laying out their own day trip. The Penn Wells Hotel and Lodge in downtown Wellsboro is a complex of restored buildings that specializes in wedding parties. Dating back to 1869, the Penn Wells Hotel features the Mary Wells Dining Room, which can seat up to 200 people next to a dance floor and stage to accommodate a favorite band or disc jockey. Next to the hotel is the art deco-style Arcadia Theatre, which features a full stage that can be set up to provide a unique and intimate setting for a rehearsal party or the cocktail party between the wedding ceremony and the reception. It also functions as a venue for smaller weddings, seating about 80 guests. A firstclass culinary team offers on-site catering, and there is a full-service bar/lounge on the premises. Alternate lodging options close to Wellsboro range from Arvgarden - a Swedish-style bed-and-breakfast on a working sheep farm high in the hills just outside of town - and many accredited campgrounds and cabins / 32 /

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in and around the gorge to the modern Comfort Inn. Those planning a winter wedding might consider booking the bridal party and guests at Ski Sawmill Family Resort in Morris, just 17 miles out of town. On days when the weather does not cooperate with hiking plans or leisure drives, there are numerous unique stores and shops to suit any taste. Options on the outskirts of town run the gamut from Whitneyville Glass & Gifts, halfway between Wellsboro and Mansfield on Route 6, and home furnishings and antiques at The Farmer's Daughters, 1.5 miles west of Wellsboro on Route 6. The Tackle Shack, which is brimming with bait and fishing tackle as well as items on the list of any outdoorsman or woman, is located north of town on Route 287. Wild Asaph Outfitters, selling and renting equipment for hiking and camping, as well as for rock climbing and snowshoeing, is right downtown on Wellsboro's vibrant Main Street. Wellsboro is certainly a “walking town,” with broad flat sidewalks extending in every direction. Other attractive shops in the downtown area include The Fifth Season, providing casual elegance for the home, and Peggy's Candies & Gifts, revered locally as “a whimsical candyland.” For those meals in between check-in, rehearsals, and the big event, the question of what and where to eat can be an enviable quandary. Menus range from authentic ethnic food to fine dining. Lambs Creek Food and Spirits at the intersection of Routes 6 and 15 reaches a broad spectrum of ap-

petites. The full-service restaurant and bar features outdoor dining in season and live music on Friday nights. The Wellsboro Diner, an authentic porcelain-style diner constructed in 1939, is a literal icon on Main Street, serving home-style food from breakfast through the dinner hour. There is a Bob Evans Restaurant on Jackson Run Road in Warren, and The Log Cabin Inn is a quick 15-minute trip west of town that features fine dining and steak and seafood specialties. To learn more about the Wellsboro area and seasonal activities in the area, log on to and In the northwestern part of the state but still considered well within “the wilds” of Pennsylvania are Warren and Warren County, the gateway from the west to the Allegheny National Forest, complemented by the Kinzua Dam, Allegheny Reservoir, and numerous state parks. The former logging frontier reinvented itself in a grand fashion that left it not only lushly reforested but steeped in culture and heritage. Art galleries, antiques shops, and the historic Struthers Library Theatre are some of the highlights awaiting friends and family of the adventurous wedding party that was meant to celebrate off the beaten path. As with most of northern Pennsylvania, recreational opportunities in Warren County abound. Couples may present to their guests the option of camping at one of many private, family-oriented sites or at Chapman State Park, just south of town between Routes 6 and 62. Of course, there are more traditional hotels and guest houses available as well, such as the Hampton Inn & Suites on Market Street and the Holiday Inn at the intersection of Routes 6 and 62. Both also offer extensive golf packages on local courses. One of those is the Blueberry Hill Golf Club, which also offers dining and is located just 13 minutes north of Warren on Cable Hollow Road in Russell. Nearby is the Cable Hollow Dining Hall, which also features a golf course. According to Teri Murphy, advertising and media director for the Warren County Visitors Bureau, two of the most popular destinations for wedding parties in the area are the Conewango Club and the Conewango

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The Struthers Library Theatre on West Third Avenue in Warren was opened in 1883 and “rescued” by the community 100 years later to reestablish it as a classic venue for the arts. In between rehearsals and the wedding ceremony, guests should visit the theater to take in its Italianate architectural features and ongoing arts and cultural programming.

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Valley Country Club. The country club prides itself as the “most complete private country club facility” in northwestern Pennsylvania and features golf, swimming, and fine dining. The Conewango Club on Market Street in Warren can accommodate from 10 to 225 people and can cover all arrangements for the wedding party, including weddings showers, brunches, rehearsal parties, and receptions, at reasonable rates. There is ample off-road parking and elevators to all floors. Russell is also home to Ruff Acres Fine Arts & Antiques and The Shed Gift Shop and Museum. More information about Warren and Warren County can be found at Two and a half hours southeast of Warren is State College, which prides itself on being voted the number 13 “most insanely beautiful college” at which one can get married. While a family comprised of die-hard Penn State Nittany Lions fans might instantly consider State College and University Park the perfect place in northern Pennsylvania to exchange vows, the region has much more to offer than its iconic Beaver Stadium and sports programs. The needs of the bridal party and guests can easily be met by any one of many large hotels and numerous restaurants in the area. Venues such as The Penn Stater and the Nittany Lion Inn offer accommodations and catering services that suit big-city tastes, but State College feels much more like a small but bustling town. Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau

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The ballroom on the second floor of the Conewango Club in Warren offers ample room for large wedding receptions, providing space for up to 225 guests. director of marketing Andy Rupert suggested taking a walk on the Penn State Campus and visiting the AllSports Museum or The Palmer Museum of Art. Nationally and internationally known performers are routinely booked at the Bryce Jordan Center, the Eisenhower Auditorium, and the State Theatre. “The Discovery Space complex in downtown State College is excellent for kids,” Rupert noted. And for adults, there are a growing number of wineries and breweries within a short drive of town. State College remains an active sports town, even during the summer break when the minor league State College Spikes play baseball at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Golfers can reserve tee times at the Penn State Blue and White courses, as well as at Toftrees Golf Resort and Conference Center just west of town. Tussey Mountain Par Three Golf Course in nearby Boalsburg doubles as a ski resort during the winter months. The more adventurous might opt for hang gliding or a ride in a hot air balloon. Wedding guests who have the time to get out of town for a half-day or more should consider taking the family to DelGrosso's Amusement Park in Tipton, a 40-minute drive southwest on Route 220. Other options for fun that lay just beyond the borders of State College are Penn's Cave, a half-hour east of town, and downtown Bellefonte, with its preserved Victorian architecture, 20 minutes north of town. Bellefonte is also home to the Reynolds Mansion bed-and-breakfast,

which can easily accommodate 20 wedding guests with enough advance notice. A bit closer to State College is the Chatelaine Bed and Breakfast, a restored 1791 farmhouse in Pine Grove Mills. The estate is surrounded by grazing cattle, as well as flocks of turkeys, white-tailed deer and other wildlife. All that activity is bound to build an appetite, and the choices for eateries are seemingly without limit. “There is something for about any taste from American to international flairs,” Rupert remarked. “The diverse makeup of the campus and residents has allowed for this to occur.” Traditional American food can be found downtown at the Olde New York Restaurant, the American Alehouse & Grill, and Bar Bleu, a full-service bar and sports lounge. Create your own stir fry at The Green Bowl or sample Cajun and Creole cuisine at Spats Cafe & Speakeasy. For more ideas as to how businesses in State College can help you put on a great wedding, log on to While a few major highways, such as US Route 80, slice through the lower reaches of northern Pennsylvania, most of the destinations in the region are accessed by charming country highways that offer another treat for the eyes around each bend of the majestic forested hills and mountains. For brides and grooms looking for a truly unique wedding experience that guests will remember forever, northern Pennsylvania is the place to look, whatever the time of the year. / 2014 W&W spring / 35 /

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MARCH Mar 1. Cherish the Ladies. Irish favorites will return to

the Carlisle Theatre to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. 7:30pm. Carlisle Theatre, Carlisle. 717-258-0666, www.

Mar 5. Lecture: Wednesdays in Winter: The Story of

the Englishman Who Squandered James Hamilton Jr.’s Fortune. The story of why James Hamilton Jr., the founder of the Cumberland County Historical Society, left his fortune to an English schoolboy and how the schoolboy squandered the inheritance. 1:30pm. Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle.

Mar 6. Performance: The Ahn Trio & Nai Ni Chen Mar 2. Maple Sugar Festival. Learn the mysteries of Dance Co. Hailed as exciting musicians with virtuosity maple sugar making. Kids and adults can have the fun of tapping a tree and eating real maple syrup on ice cream. Noon-4pm. Fort Hunter Park, Harrisburg. 717-599-5751,

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and flair, the three sisters of the Ahn Trio - Lucia on piano, Angella on violin and Maria on cello - have embraced 21st-century classical music while redefining the art of chamber music. Adm. Schaeffer Auditorium, Kutztown. 610-683-4092,

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Performance: The Official Blues Brothers Revue. The live concert show integrates humor and songs from the original film. Fun for all ages, the show

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strikes the right balance of comedy, music and mayhem. 7:30pm. Adm. Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Johnstown. 814-269-7200,

Mar 6. The Harlem Globetrotters. The world-famous

basketball team has been thrilling families for 88 years while innovating the sport in exciting new ways. Santander Arena, Reading. 610-898-7469, www.

Mar 7. The Music of Ella & Ellington. Starring Patti Austin and The Duke Ellington Orchestra. 8pm. H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg. 717-477-SHOW, Mar 7-30.

Lancaster County Young Artists Exhibition. This juried event will showcase hundreds of works created by local artists. Adm by donation. The Demuth Museum, Lancaster. 717-299-9940, www.

Mar 7-9, 15-16, 19, 28, Apr 2, 4-5. Reading Royals Home Games. Santander Arena, Reading. 610898-PUCK,, Mar 8. Molly Pitcher Stitchers Event. Noted sampler teacher Nan Tyson Euler will appear. Live and a silent auction will help conserve needlework in the CCHS collection. Pre-paid lunch available. 10am-3pm. Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle. 717-249-7610, www.

Mar 8-9. Gun Show. Adm. Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport. 610-926-1307,

Mar 9. All About Dirt. Learn how to identify different

types of soil, find out what living things can be found in soil and make a soil sample out of edible dirt. For age 7 and older and their families. 1:30-3pm. Preregistration required. Adm. Wildwood Park, Harrisburg. 717-2210292, ext. 1,

Mar 9. Charter Day Open House. Recognizing the day William Penn received his land grant for Pennsylvania from King Charles II of England in 1681, the event will include an open house and living history program. Rain or shine. Noon-4pm. Free. Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro. Mar 9.

Civil War Hallowed Ground Project and Website. Presented by Matthew Pinsker of Dickinson College. 1pm. The Historical Society of Dauphin County and the John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion, Harrisburg. 717-233-3462, www.dauphincountyhistory. org

Mar 11. Wildwood Winter Lecture Series: Twelve Months of Beekeeping. Tom Jones, known as the Happy Beekeeper of Carlisle, will speak on twelve months in the life of beekeeper, covering the hive, the insects, the equipment and the many duties he performs to be a successful beekeeper. 7-8:30pm. Free. Wildwood Park, Harrisburg. 717-221-0292,

Mar 8. Performance: McLain Celtic Concert. A day of lively entertainment featuring Irishtown Road, Across the Pond, Mark Maurer, Fire in the Glen and more. Vendors will offer Celtic goods, and a food stand. 10am-5pm. Adm. St. Patrick’s Church Community Center, Carlisle. 717249-7610, Mar 8-9. Springfest at Liberty Mountain. Plenty of games, events and live entertainment. Skiing and snowboarding will also be available. 9am-10pm. Liberty Mountain Resort, Carroll Valley. 717-642-8282, www. Mar 8. Volunteer Work Day. Take this opportunity to

work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. The event will be canceled if it is raining. 10am-1pm. Wildwood Park, Harrisburg. 717-221-0292,

Mar 8.

Performance: Indiana University of Pennsylvania Choral Concert. The university’s premier vocal ensemble is dedicated to the study and performance of masterworks of choral literature and will perform as part of the PA Consort Guest Artists Series. Bedford United Methodist Church, Bedford. 814-7332301,


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Mar 13. Performance: Women of Ireland. 8pm. H. Ric Mar 15. Performance: Diary of a Worm, a Spider & a Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg. 717-477-SHOW,

Mar 13-16. American Quilter’s Society Quiltweek.

Lancaster County Convention Center, Lancaster. 270898-7903, ext. 141,

Mar 14. Performance: Irish Rovers. The iconic band will tour the United States for the final time. 7:30pm. Adm. Miller Center for the Arts, Reading. 610-607-6270,

Mar 14-15.

Penryn Fire Company and Limerock Parochial School Mud Sale. Satellite parking with shuttle bus service will be available at various neighboring locations. Parking will not be available at sale site. Homemade food will be available. Friday’s activities run from 5-8pm; auction begins at 8am on Saturday. Penryn Fire Company No. 1, Manheim. 717-664-2825, www.

Fly. 11am and 2pm. H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg. 717-477-SHOW,

Mar 15-16. Spring Open House Eggstravaganza. The event will include food, an egg hunt for adults and prizes. A Wrinkle in Time, Wernersville. 610-823-4846 Mar 16. Spring Stamp Show. The event, held by the

Capital City Philatelic Society, will celebrate stamp collecting. 10am-4pm. Susquehanna Township High School, Harrisburg. 717-732-7813

Mar 19. Performance: The Verve Pipe Family Show.

Multi-platinum selling artist and ’90s rock sensation The Verve Pipe is back on the scene, bringing family-friendly comtemporary tunes to life. Adm. Schaeffer Auditorium, Kutztown. 610-683-4092,


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Mar 19. Lecture: Perspectives in Military History Lecture Series. Steve Vogel will present Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation (War of 1812, Chesapeake Campaign). 7:15pm. U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle. 717-245-3972, www. Mar 20-Apr 5. Performance: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Petty criminal, tired of his labor duties in prison, fakes insanity so that he can be sent to a state mental institution. Ephrata Performing Arts Center at the Sharadin Bigler Theatre, Ephrata Community Park, Ephrata.

Mar 20-22. Spring Book Sale. Thousands of books, audio books and more will be for sale at the Second Read Book Trailer during library hours. No adm. Collinsville Community Library, Brogue. 717-927-9014, Mar 21-Oct 25. Exhibit: Follow the Paper Trail.

Follow the paper trail through the centuries across Cumberland County. The exhibit showcases a variety of treasures that tell the stories of people’s lives. Visitors will discover the power of paper and see what the archives have to offer. Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle. 717-249-7610,

Mar 21.

Performance: VOX Audio. Award-winning vocal troupe combines world-class harmony singing with unique vocal sound effects and clever comedic interactive audience participation to create a one-of-a kind, family-friendly experience. 7:30pm. Adm. Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Johnstown. 814-269-7200,

Mar 22, Apr 12 & 26, May 31. Performance: Reading Symphony Orchestra. 8pm. Santander Performing Arts Center, Reading. 610-898-7469, www. Mar 22.

Genealogy Workshop. Presented by Kath Hale, librarian at PA State Library. 1pm. The Historical Society of Dauphin County and the John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion, Harrisburg. 717-233-3462, www.

Mar 27-May 11. Performance: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Goin’ courtin’ has never been so much rip-roarin’ fun. Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Lancaster. 717-898-1900, Mar 27. Memories. Deborah Sweaney will give tips on

how attendees can preserve their memories for their children and grandchildren. 1:30pm. Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle.

Mar 27. Little Bit Country, Little Bit Rock ‘N’ Roll. An art reception featuring local artists Charles Clevenger and Jonathan Frazier. 5-7pm. History on High - The Shop, Carlisle. 717-249-1626, Mar 28. Performance: Kevin Eubanks. Perhaps best known as the leader of The Tonight Show band for 10 years, This performance will showcase his unique signature sound. Adm. Schaeffer Auditorium, Kutztown. 610-683-4092,

Mar 22.

Performance: An Evening With Don Williams. 8pm. H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg. 717-477-SHOW,

Mar 22-23. Shaver’s Creek Maple Harvest Festival.

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Mar 29.

Creature Feature: The American Robin. Enjoy a story read by a park naturalist and then head outdoors for a short walk around the nature center to bird watch for robins and other spring songsters. For ages 3-6 and their parents. 10am-11:30am. Prereg. req. Adm. Wildwood Park, Harrisburg.

Mar 29. Performance: Sylvia with John Mock in Concert. Join the award-winning country star for an accoustic evening of songs new and old. The concert will reflect her personal and artistic growth, while still captivating fans. Adm. Hershey Area Playhouse, Hershey. 717-542-0567, www.schuylk



Mar 29-30.

Spring Fine Arts & Crafts Festival. Traditional and contemporary crafts and works of fine art for sale, including wood carvings, scherenschnitte, metalwork, theorem and folk art painting, redware pottery, fiber work, stained glass items, rug hooking, jewelry and more. O’Pake Fieldhouse, Kutztown University, Kutztown. 610-678-6650,

Mar 30.

5th Annual Raystown Region Wedding Expo. Features venues, fashions, caterers, entertainers, photographers and more. All the information brides and grooms need to make their special day memorable will be available in one place. 1-4pm. Huntingdon Country Club, Huntingdon. 888-729-7869,

Mar 30.

Performance: Dallas Brass. The group’s repertoire includes classical, Dixieland, swing, Broadway, Hollywood and patriotic tunes. Main show starts at 3pm. William Starr Auditorium at Lebanon High School, Lebanon. 717-838-2812,


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Mar 28-Apr 6. 24th Annual Berks Jazz Fest. There will be more than 120 scheduled events, as well as shopping and dining opportunities. Various locations throughout the Greater Reading Area. 610-898-1930,

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Apr 1-May 31.

Native Americans Along the Susquehanna. Students in grades two through six will explore how Indians once lived in the Fort Hunter/ Harrisburg area. Students will furnish a wigwam, make a piece of pottery and participate in storytelling. Guided tours of Fort Hunter Mansion. Prereg. required. Adm. Fort Hunter Park, Harrisburg.

Apr 4-6. Lecture: A Weekend With Ed Bearss: A

Living Legend. Meet Ed Bearss and learn about his firsthand experiences in WWII, as well as his lifelong study of the Civil War. Weekend includes lectures by Bearss, an opportunitiy to meet Bearss, and a bus tour to Gettysburg and Antietam. Adm. Civil War Seminars & Tours, Chambersburg.

Apr 4-5.

44th Annual Bellville Antique Show & Sale. The event, held by the Belleville Civic Club, will feature a variety of antiques and food. Adm by donation. Belleville Community Hall, Belleville. 717-935-2550

Apr 5. Nora Jane Struther & The Party Line. Holly Inn - Tavern, Mount Holly Springs. 717-486-3823, www. Apr 5. 13th Spring Bloom Craft Show. The event will

feature handmade and homemade arts and crafts. 8am2pm. Trinity Fellowship Center, Walnut Bottom. 717-5327606,

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Apr 7, 12. Genealogy Workshops. Led by local genealogist Deborah Sweaney. Adm. Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle. 717-249-7610,

Apr 10. Perry County Underground Railroad Bus Trip. This tour will focus on the Underground Railroad in Perry County, its connection to the network in the surrounding counties and routes used to move fugitive slaves toward freedom. Adm. Carlisle Brethren in Christ Church, Carlisle. 717-249-7610, www.historicalsociety. com Apr 10-26. Lancaster County’s Best Kept Secrets

Tour. A shopping, food and fun adventure featuring 37 off-the-beaten-path businesses. Special free gifts include refreshments, games and demonstraions. Adm. Various locations around Lancaster County. 717-7211750,

Apr 11-12.

18th-Century Artisan Show. Up to 40 vendors will be on hand. The Hall at Kinton’s Knob at Bedford County Historical Society, Bedford. 814-6232011,

Apr 11-12. PA’s 16th Annual Herb & Garden Festival.

Attendees will enjoy workshops, speakers and over 75 vendors of plants, herb and garden products, as well as crafts and more. York Expo Center, York. 717-503-2305,

Apr 5.

Boone’s Beerfest. The festival will feature approximately 15 breweries, food trucks, house tours, music and a historic brewing demonstration. Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro. 610-582-4900, www.

Apr 6. Free Open House. 2-4pm. Charles Brightbill Environmental Center, Mercersburg. 717-328-2126,

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Sam Cooke. This show recaptures the music and magic of the Man Who Invented Soul, Sam Cooke. 7:30pm. Adm. Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Johnstown. 814-269-7200,

Franklin County Extension Service will present the program. 2-4pm. Charles Brightbill Environmental Center, Mercersburg. 717-328-2126,

Apr 6. Train Meet. Produced by the Reading Company

Technical Historical Society. 9am-2pm. Adm. Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport. 610-926-1307,

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Camp Michaux Walking Tour. David Smith will lead this popular walking tour of the old Bunker Hill Farm, Pine Grove Furnace CCC Camp, Pine Grove Furnace POW Interrogation Camp and the United Church of Christ and United Presbyterian Church Camp. 1pm. Adm. Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Gardners. 717-2497610,

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Apr 12-13. Easter Bunny Trolley. Take a trolley ride and meet the Easter Bunny. 10am-4pm. Adm. Rockhill Trolley Museum, Rockhill Furnace. 814-447-9576, www.

Apr 12-13. Easter Craft Fair. The event

will feature over 350 crafters occupying more than 500 spaces. 9am-3pm. Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport. 610-926-1307,


Mar 26. 147th Memorial Day Parade & Ceremonies. Downtown Gettysburg and Soldiers’ National Cemetery, Gettysburg.


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Andrew Curtin, Civil War Governor. Portrayed by David Klinepeter. 1pm. The Historical Society of Dauphin County and the John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion, Harrisburg. 717-233-3462,

Apr 16.

Performance: Bring It On: The Musical. 7:30pm. H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg. 717-477-SHOW,

Apr 16.

Lecture: Perspectives in Military History Lecture Series. Dr. Richard Immerman will present Empire for Liberty: A History of American Imperialism. U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle. 717245-3972,

Apr 16.

Easter Bunny Visit. 4-6:30pm. Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport. 610-926-1307,

Apr 18. Performance: Chicago City Limits. New York

City's legendary improv comedy show combines sketch comedy, musical theater and audience-inspired improvisations. 7:30pm. Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Johnstown. 814-269-7200,

Apr 22-27.

Embassy Fair. The event will feature carnival games, rides, food, fun and live entertainment. Derry Township Community Park, Lewistown.

Apr 23-27. Spring Carlisle. The event will feature a collector and classic car swap meet, car corral and auction. Carlisle Fairgrounds, Carlisle. 717-245-7855, www.


Apr 23-26.

Antiques Capital USA Spring Extravaganza. The event will highlight dozens of antique shops and outdoor markets, thousands of dealers and plenty of lodging, restaurants and specialty shops. Antiques Capital , Adamstown.

Apr 24. Performance: The Ten Tenors on Broadway.

8pm. H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg.

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Apr 24-26. Antique & Collectors’ Extravanganza. The shows will feature hundreds of dealers from across the country. Kutztown Market, Kutztown. 610-6836848,

Apr 26. Family Program. Enjoy hands-on learning by making crafts related to the paper treasures found in the CCHS archives. For families with children of all ages. 10am-noon. Two Mile House, Carlisle.

Apr 25-26. 23rd Annual Huntingdon Quilt Show. Apr 26, May 23. Enjoy approximately 100 quilts on display, workshops, demonstrations, guild crafts, quilt-related items, food and more. 9am-4pm. Huntingdon Community Center, Huntingdon. 814-643-4174, events/

Carlisle’s 19th Century Firehouses Walking Tour. Informative and fun walking tour of Carlisle’s firehouses from the 1800s. The tour will finish at the Union Fire Company, where participants can tour the operational 1880s fire station. Adm. Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle.

Apr 25-27, May 2-4. Performance: Bedside Manners. The Bedford County Players will perform live. Gardner Memorial Theater at Old Bedford Village, Bedford. 814-623-7555,,

Apr 26. Mayfest of Huntingdon. Multiple city blocks will be transformed, each with a different historical theme. Living history programs w/period-correct dancing, music, re-enactors and demonstrations. 9am-5pm. Free adm. Huntingdon.

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Spring Feeder Cattle Sale. 6:30pm. The Livestock Arena at Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport. 610-926-1307,

Centre Township Land Preservation Consignment Auction. 9am. Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport. 610-926-1307,




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Apr 27. Performance: Shippensburg University -

Community Orchestra Spring Concert. 3pm. H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg. 717-477-SHOW,

Apr 27. 5th Annual Ironmaster’s Challenge. Choose from a 50K Ultra, a 15K Challenge or a 25K Challenge through the beautiful woodlands of Pine Grove Furnace State Park and surrounding Michaux State Forest. Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Gardners. 717241-4360,

May 1-3.

Historic East Berlin Antique Show. Americana dealers from many states offer early samplers, quilts, folk art, country furniture and smalls, paintings, textiles, books and more. East Berlin Area Community Center, East Berlin.

May 2-3.

Shaver’s Creek Annual Birding Cup. Teams of birders compete to identify the largest number of bird species in 24-hours. 7pm-7pm. Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, Petersburg.,


2-4. Huntingdon County Home & Outdoor Show. Boats, recreational vehiMay 22-25. NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing cles, campers, outdoor sporting Series. Maple Grove Raceway, Mohnton. goods and home improvement vendors. Huntingdon County Apr 27. Toy Show. Fairgrounds, Huntingdon. 8148am-1pm. Free adm. Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport. 643-1110, 610-926-1307, May 2-17. Chester County’s Best-Kept Secrets Apr 27. Performance: The Four Freshmen. The Tour. Travel in your own vehicle using a guide and map to young men will perform their unique brand of vocal discover a variety of local businesses, which will offer harmony. Pre-show entertainment will be presented by free goods, tours, demos, samples and discounts. Adm. the Lebanon Choral Society at 2pm in the atrium. Main Various locations in Chester County. show starts at 3pm. William Starr Auditorium at Lebanon High School, Lebanon. 717-838-2812, May 3-4. 59th Annual Apple Blossom Festival. Live entertainment, orchard tours, wine tasting, arts and crafts, wagon rides and more. 9am-5pm. South Mountain Fairgrounds, Biglerville.


May 1-17. Performance: Sunday in the Park With

George. Ephrata Performing Arts Center at the Sharadin Bigler Theatre, Ephrata Community Park, Ephrata. 717733-7966,

May 1. Lecture: Brooks E. Kleber Memorial Readings in Military History. Dr. Todd DiPastino will present Bill Maudin: A Life Up Front. 7:15pm. U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle. 717-245-3972,

May 3. Free Perennial Exchange. Visitors are encouraged, but not required, to bring perennials from their gardens to exchange with others. 1-3pm. Charles Brightbill Environmental Center, Mercersburg. 717-3282126,

May 4. Rails to Trails Triathlon. 12 miles of biking, a 5-mile run and 5 miles of canoeing or kayaking. Registration at 7am. Event 10am-2pm. Everett Masonic Temple, Everett. 814-928-5253,

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Civil War history. 6pm. Reservations required. Adm. Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle. 717-2497610,

May 8. Ashland Cemetery Walking Tour. Updated

tour giving the history of the cemetery, changes in burial customs over the years and a discussion of 10 important Carlisle citizens buried there. 10am.Reservations required. Ashland Cemetery, Carlisle. 717-249-7610,

May 10. Performance: Hair - The Broadway Musical. Exuberant musical about teenagers searching for truth, peace and love has struck a resonant chord with audiences of all ages. 7:30pm. Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Johnstown. 814-269-7200, May 10-11. Carlisle Performance & Style. The event will feature some of the hottest, loudest, fastest and most tricked-out cars, trucks and SUVs on the East Coast. Carlisle Fairgrounds, Carlisle.

May 10.

Opening Day at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park. Two hours of free rides from 11am-1pm. TDelGrosso’s Amusement Park, Tipton.

May 10. Spring Craft Fair. The event is one of the largest collections of quality crafts in the region. 9am-3pm. Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport. 610-926-1307, May 10. Tea with Maggie Cameron. Guests will have

the opportunity to speak with an actor portraying Maggie Cameron, the daughter of Simon Cameron. 1pm. The Historical Society of Dauphin County and the John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion, Harrisburg. 717-2333462,

May 14. Carlisle Indian Industrial School Walking Tour. Noon. Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle. 717-249-7610, May 15-Jun 21. Performance: Shrek. Part romance, part twisted fairy tale. Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Lancaster. 717-898-1900,




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May 15-18. 68th Semiannual Gettysburg Bluegrass

May 18. Lake Raystown Triathlon. The area’s first

May 16-18. DirtFest 2014. Mountain bike festival with clinics. Organized events such as a women’s skills series, kids’ mountain bike rides, a unicycle course and an epic all-day group ride. Seven Points Recreation Area at Raystown Lake, Hesston.

May 22-25. NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.

Festival. This internationally acclaimed bluegrass festival promises more than two dozen artists performing, along with giving instructional workshops. Granite Hill Camping Resort, Gettysburg.

May 16-18. Carlisle Import & Kit Nationals. Imports

and kit cars from at least seven different countries, representing 37 unique manufacturers. Carlisle Fairgrounds, Carlisle. 717-243-7855,

May 17. Gettysburg Spring Outdoor Antique Show. This semiannual antique show brings more than 120 vendors from far and wide, each selling high-quality collectibles. 7am-4pm. Rain or shine. Lincoln Square, Gettysburg. May 17. Field Day. The event will feature speakers,

activities and games for people of all ages. 9am-3pm. Charles Brightbill Environmental Center, Mercersburg. 717-328-2126,

May 17-18. Jewelry & Mineral Show. Produced by

the Berks Mineralogical Society. 10am-5pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday. Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport. 610-926-1307,

half-Iron and Olympic distance triathlon sanctioned by USA Triathlon. 7am-5pm. Lake Raystown Resort, Lodge and Conference Center, Entriken. 814-658-3500,,

Maple Grove Raceway, Mohnton. 610-856-9200, www.

May 23. Lancaster County Bus Trip. A fun-filled day

of touring three wonderful places in Lancaster County: National Watch and Clock Museum, Wright’s Ferry Mansion and Susquehanna Glass Factory. Adm. Lunch included. Carlisle Brethren in Christ Church, Carlisle. 717249-7610,

May 23-25. Folk College With Simple Gifts. Sing, dance, play and listen to folk music, with workshops, concerts, jams, dancing and friendship. Juniata College, Huntingdon. 814-643-6220, May 24. River Run. The course crosses the Susquehanna River via the Veterans Memorial Bridge (Route 462) between Lancaster and York counties. Begins in Wrightsville at 8:30am. Rain or shine. Walkers are welcome. No pets. Preregistration available through May 23 at 6pm. Registration at Wrightsville Elementary School, Wrightsville. 717-684-5249, May 24.

53rd Opening Day at Rockhill Trolley Museum. 11am-4pm. Rockhill Furnace.


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May 24. Antiques on the Square. The outdoor show will be held rain or shine. Bedford. 814-623-0048, May 25. Memorial Day Fireworks. Fireworks display.

9-10pm. Lake Raystown Resort, Lodge and Conference Center, Entriken. 814-658-3500,

May 26. 147th Memorial Day Parade & Ceremonies. One of the oldest continuing ceremonies in the country, the parade will move through Gettysburg at 2pm and ending at Soldiers’ National Cemetery, where a ceremony will take place at 3pm. Downtown Gettysburg and Soldiers’ National Cemetery, Gettysburg. May 26. Memorial Day at DelGrosso’s Amusement

Park. All service members ride and slide for free. 11am8pm. DelGrosso’s Amusement Park, Tipton. 866-6843538,;


Fish for Free Day. No fishing liscense required. All PA Waterways.

May 26. Fish for Free Day. No fishing license will be

required, but all other regulations will apply. Throughout Pennsylvania. 866-262-8734,

May 30-Jun 15. Performance: Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling. Heart-warming tale of love, loss and the enduring bond of friendship. Totem Pole Playhouse, Fayetteville. 888-805-7056,



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ight & Sound’s Millennium Theatre, present “Moses.” As in the past, the show will nestled in the heart of Lancaster be grounded in Scripture, but producers and County, is the largest Christian live directors have also endeavored to make the theater experience in the country, serving character of Moses real for audiences. “In this over 800,000 guests annually. Over the past telling of ‘Moses,’ we are looking at eshing 37 years, the theater has inspired audiences out who Moses was,” said Chris Wert, direcwith presentations based on the biblical ac- tor of the Sight and Sound-producing group. counts of “Ruth,” “Noah,” “Jonah,” and, most “(Moses) was imperfect, and he was fallible. recently, “Joseph.” Along the way, the theater We will be looking at the human being behind has become known for productions that en- the iconic image.” tertain with professional music and acting, The story begins prior to nding Moses as well as astound with special technologi- in the basket among the reeds with about 10 cal effects that Egyptian women make audience singing “Kiss the members feel as Morning,” one of if they are part nearly 20 original of the story. songs written for Now, the the show by Don organization Harper assisted by has undertaken Steve Wilkerson. a biblical tale The show touches of truly epic on Moses’ childJustin, one of the artists in the Art and p ro p o r t i o n s . hood in Pharaoh’s Media department, at Sight & Sound Theatre, For 2014, Sight displays a model of the set of “Moses.” palace before & Sound will advancing to the / 48 /

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time when Moses discovers he is not an Egyptian prince. “Being raised in an Egyptian household, he is trying to come to terms with which God (he is) truly going to follow,” explained Wert. Sight & Sound producers and directors have chosen to examine Moses’ decision to leave his life surrounded by royal trappings and do as God asks in all its complexity. “Moses came from an ordinary birth, and he was immediately placed in extraordinary surroundings,” explained Wert. “Then he humbled himself, and went back to who he truly was.” According to Wert, at the point that the main character sings the show stopping “Something Greater Than Me,” Moses has begun to understand the Lord’s faithfulness and how he can be part of God’s plan. “(With Moses), the Lord used somebody ordinary to do extraordinary things in spite of (Moses’) shortcomings and weaknesses,” explained Wert. Wert is excited about the special effects for the show. “In terms of breadth and scope, this is such a big story with so many highlighted moments,” he said. “When you think of (the story of) Moses, you think of the Red Sea parting … and the pillar of re.” Past CDs to accompany Sight and Sound shows have been recorded in Nashville, but the CD for “Moses” will be recorded at Sight and Sound in Lancaster using the original cast. Sight & Sound is located at 300 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks. Tickets for “Moses,” which will run throughout 2014, may be purchased through or by calling 800-377-1277.

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Egyptian women sing “Kiss the Morning,” one of nearly 20 original songs written for the show.

The production begins as the infant Moses is hidden in the reeds of the Nile River.

Sight & Sound Millenium Theatre is the largest Christian live theater experience in the country, serving over 800,000 guests annually.

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Mar 1. Spring Has Sprung Flea Market. There will be opportunities to purchase gently used clothing, gift items, jelly, homemade soaps, jewelry, glass, candy and more. Summit Hill Heritage Center, Summit Hill. 570645-9133, Mar 1. Pink Floyd Experience. Tickets to the reserved-

seating show may be purchased at the Penn’s Peak box office, where there will be a per-ticket transaction fee; at Roadies Restaurant; or through Ticketmaster. Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. 866-605-PEAK, www.pennspeak. com/

Winners will qualify for a chance to race in the event finals at the end of the season. There will be various prizes given out throughout the day. Base Area/Raceway Trail at Camelback Mountain Resort, Tannersville. 570629-1661,

Mar 1-9. Philadelphia Flower Show. The love affair

between art and nature will be captured. Explore how landscapes, gardens and floral arrangements have inspired great works of art for centuries. The world’s leading landscape and floral designers will show that horticultural design is itself an art form. Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia. 215-988-8800, http://

Mar 1. Sapsucker Festival. Previously known as the Mar 1. Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge. Skiers and Maple Sugar Festival, this free event includes a pancake snowboarders of all ages and abilities will be divided by gender and age group to compete in the free race.

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Mar 1.

King of the Marsh. Native American Indians refer to this creature as the king of the marsh. It’s the largest of its kind, and the only time it gathers in colonies is during the breeding season. What is it? Come learn more about this wader during a morning hike. Bring binoculars. Limit 12 people. Free. Chester Valley Trail - Exton Trailhead, Exton. 610-469-1916, aspx?NID=178

Mar 1. Performance: Searching for Bobby Fischer. The story of a young boy’s initiation into a glorious obsession with chess is intercut with an almost mythologized recounting of the career of Bobby Fischer. Adm. 2pm. The Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville. Mar 2.

12th Annual Chili and Wing Cook-Off. Attendees may taste, judge and vote for their favorite wings and chili. Ehrhardt’s Waterfront, Hawley. 570226-3191,

Mar 2-5. Performance: The Peking Acrobats. Twenty of China’s most talented tumblers, cyclists, jugglers and contortionists, with all new tricks, twists and special effects. Keswick Theatre, Glenside. 215-5727650, Mar 6.

Lecture: Women’s History Month Lecture: The Coatesville Ladies Aid Society. The National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum, Coatesville. 610-384-9282,

Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2. First Friday Art Walk. The downtown will be alive with shopping, music and art. Galleries operated by local artists will be open. 6-9pm. Downtown Scranton. 570-565-9006, Mar 7-9. Greater Philadelphia Boat Show. Hundred of boats and watercraft will be on display. Expert advice

on topics including safety, financing, inboard/outboard maintenance, marinas and fishing. Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, Oaks. 484-754-3976,

Mar 7-29. Performance: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. This lighthearted musical comedy, based on the characters of Charles M. Schulz, depicts an average day in the life of Charlie Brown. Barley Sheaf Players, Lionville. 610-363-7075, Mar 8. Tartan Terrors Parade Weekend Spectacular.

The troupe combines Celtic music and dance with comedy. Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe. 570-3250249,

Mar 8. Telefest. There will be tele-skiing clinics, demonstrations and lessons, as well as races and prize drawings. Camelback Mountain Resort, Tannersville. 570629-1661,

Mar 8-9. Pocono Scout Weekend. Scouts may enjoy

discounts on lift tickets, rentals and lessons. There will also be free merit badge testing and a race. Special lodging packages will be available. Preregistration required. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, East Stroudsburg. 570-4217231,

Mar 9. Performance: Dickey Betts & Great Southern. Tickets to the general admission show may be obtained at the Penn’s Peak Box Office, where there is a per-ticket transaction fee; at Roadies Restaurant; or through Ticketmaster. Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. 866-605-PEAK, Mar 9. St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The rain-or-shine event will feature marching bands and other units, floats, and plenty of Irish music. Downtown Jim Thorpe. 570325-5810, Mar 9. X-Trifecta Winter Triathlon. The event will

include a ski or snowboard leg down an expert trail, a 5-mile mountain bike ride on a technical single track trail and a 3.1-mile trail run. 9am. Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center, Macungie. 866-754-2822, www.


and bird conservation stations. Adm for the breakfast, but children age 5 and under will be admitted for free. 9am-2pm. John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, Audubon. 610-666-5593, ext. 101, http://pa.audubon. org/john-james-audubon-center-mill-grove / 2014 W&W spring / 51 /

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Mar 11. Open Mic With Lyle. Attendees may show off their musical talent or listen to some of the Valley’s best performers. Summit Hill Heritage Center, Summit Hill.

Mar 14. Comedy Night. A night of local comedy will be

provided by Michael Michael and Friends. The BYOB event is open to anyone age 21 and up. Summit Hill Heritage Center, Summit Hill.

Mar 14-16. Military Appreciation Weekend. Active

military members and their immediate family will receive free lift tickets and ski or snowboard rentals for any of the three days. Retired military and their immediate family will receive a 50-percent discount. Photo ID is required. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, East Stroudsburg. 570-421-7231,

Mar 14, Apr 11, May 9. Second Friday Art Walk.

The free, self-guided tour will focus on local galleries, cultural venues, restaurants and local shops. 5-9pm. Downtown Clarks Summit. 570-586-3363, www.

Mar 15. St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Post-Parade Party. America’s fourth-largest St. Patrick’s Day parade and celebration will feature Irish step dancers, bagpiper corps bands and more. Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. 570-346-7369, Mar 16. Costume Carnival. People in costume will receive a free day lift ticket. A costume parade and judg-

ing with prizes will be at 1pm. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, East Stroudsburg. 570-421-7231,

Mar 20. Rebecca Lukens Award Presentation. The National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum, Coatesville. 610-384-9282, Mar 21.

Performance: Don Williams. 8pm. Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. 866-605-PEAK, www.pennspeak. com/

Mar 22. Performance: Keller Williams. The one-man jam-band wonder will perform. Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe. 570-325-0249, Mar 22. Performance: Rhonda Vincent & The Rage.

The new Queen of Bluegrass, as proclaimed by the Wall Street Journal, will perform. Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. 866-605-PEAK,

Mar 22-23. Sunbowl Parking Lot Party. Attendees

will enjoy tailgating and pond skimming events, as well as a cardboard box derby. Prizes will be given in various categories for all three events. Camelback Mountain Resort, Tannersville. 570-629-1661, www.skicamelback. com

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37th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Covering a distance of nearly 2 miles, the parade will begin in the borough of Stroudsburg and end in East Stroudsburg. Downtown Stroudsburg.


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Mar 28. Performance: Rick Springfield. The performance will cover the artist’s latest Universal Music Enterprises release, Songs for the End of the World. Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg. 570-420-2808, www. Mar 29. First Peep of Spring. Listen to the frogs and toads produce distinctive sounds and a variety of calls. Learn to identify different calls and discover how and why frogs call so much at this time of year. Wear waterproof walking or hiking boots or shoes. Warwick County Park, Pottstown. 610-469-1916,, www. Mar 30. Annual Spring Tea. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to wear their favorite Victorian- or Edwardian-style chapeau or period garb. There will be prizes for the best hat and overall outfit. Adm. Summit Hill Heritage Center, Summit Hill. 610-704-4308, www. Mar 30. Performance: Heart. 8pm. Penn’s Peak, Jim

Thorpe. 866-605-PEAK,

APRIL Apr 1-Nov 30.

Lackawanna County Coal Mine Tour. Attendees will explore 300 feet beneath the surface of the earth while traveling through an abandoned anthracite coal mine to see how black diamonds were harvested. Lackawanna County Coal Mine, Scranton. 570-963-6463,

Apr 1-26. Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival. Whether

it’s enjoying the fragile pink blossoms of 1,000 cherry trees, listening to the thundering beat of a giant Taiko drum, creating origami mastterpieces or honing one’s sushi-making skills, this is the place to celebrate all things Japanese. Japanese House and Garden, Philadelphia. 215-790-3810,

Apr 3. Lecture: Spring #1.

The National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum, Coatesville. 610-384-9282, www.

Apr 6. Scranton Half Marathon. The inaugural 13.1mile race aims to highlight the local area and bring increased exposure and revenue to local businesses. Scranton Memorial Stadium, Scranton. 570-348-3696 Apr 10.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders’ Home Opener. The Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees plays from April through early September. PNC Field, Moosic. 570-969-2255,

Apr 11.

15th Annual World War II Swing Dance. Featuring Swing Fever Dance Band/USO Canteen Show. Dancing from 8-11pm. All World War II veterans will be honored, and Uncle Sam and Rosie the Riveter will be in attendance. There will be a vintage dress/military uniform contest, an officer’s club and free refreshments will be available via ration books. Sunny Brook Ballroom, Pottstown. 610-323-2229

Apr 11. Performance: Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot. 8pm. Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. 866-605-PEAK, www. Apr 12. Sheep Shearing Day. Watch farmers shear sheep, then stay to learn about typical spring activities on a Colonial farm. Colonial toys and games, puppet shows, open-hearth cooking, farm tours, spinning, Colonial music, weaving and historical crafts. Peter Wentz Farmstead, Lansdale., Apr 12. Volunteer Day: Collections Management. The National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum, Coatesville. 610-384-9282, Apr 12. Earth Day Work Day. Activities include general grounds clean-up, removal of non-native invasive plants, repair of fences, improvement of trails, or potting plants. Lunch will be provided. 9am-12:30pm. Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, New Hope. Apr 13.

Performance: Raise Your Spirits Easter Program. 6pm. Adm. Summit Hill Heritage Center, Summit Hill.

Apr 3. Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet

from ABC’s Modern Family. The actors who play Mitch (Ferguson) and Cameron (Stonestreet) provide an intimate glimpse into the happenings behind the scenes, with cast discussion. 8pm. Keswick Theatre, Glenside.

Apr 5-6. 25th Annual Civil War Re-enactment. The

living history weekend will focus on the Campaign of Mine Run in the fall of 1863. Historical recreation of Union and Confederate military camps, public battles and tactical events. 9am-4pm. Neshaminy State Park, Bensalem.

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Mar 14-16. Sugarloaf Crafts Festival. More than 250 American artisans will personally show and sell their handcrafted work. Demonstrations from master craftspeople, interactive children’s activities and live music. Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, Oaks. 800210-9900,

Apr 26. Holistic Fair. Lectures, food and all kinds of

health- and personal wellness-related vendors. 10am6pm. Adm. Summit Hill Heritage Center, Summit Hill. 570-645-9160,

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Apr 18-19. Old-Fashioned Country Barn and Farm

Jim Thorpe Earth Day Celebration. The event will feature entertainment, children’s activities, demonstrations, workshops, environmental education and more. Downtown Jim Thorpe. 570-325-2079,

Apr 18. State of the Society Meeting.

Apr 26-27. Home and Garden Festival. Attendees will enjoy indoor and outdoor trade booths, seminars, demonstrations and children’s activities. Building, remodeling, landscaping, home decor, flooring, windows and more will be represented. Ladore Lodge Camp Retreat and Conference Center, Waymart. 570-2264941,

Antiques Sale, Show and Open House. Welcome in spring by shopping for old, odd, vintage and unusual items in a rustic barn and carriage house on an 18thcentury historic Bucks County property. 8am-4pm. Hamlet House Farm, Quakertown. 215-529-0636 The National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum, Coatesville. 610-3849282,

Apr 19-20. Tough Mudder. Dubbed the Tricky Triangle, the event is a hardcore obstacle course designed to test participants’ all-around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. Pocono Raceway, Long Pond. 800722-3929,, Apr 25.

Performance: Queensryche. 8pm. Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. 866-605-PEAK, www.pennspeak. com/

Apr 26. Performance: Sha Na Na. 8pm. Penn’s Peak,

siasts of all ages. View mind-blowing creations made entirely of LEGO bricks. Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, Oaks.,

Apr 26. Wild About Flowers Spring Garden Gala. An

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Apr 27. Sacred Arts Festival. Artisans’ moving and May 2. Performance: Blue Oyster Cult with Foghat.

beautiful expressions of the divine in various art forms will be demonstrated and displayed. Stained glass painting, stone carving, glassblowing, Tibetan sand painting and more. Glencairn Museum, Bryn Athyn. 267-5022600,

Apr 29. Performance: The Artie Shaw Orchestra.

1pm. Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. 866-605-PEAK, www.

8pm. Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. 866-605-PEAK, www.

May 3. Annual Colonial May Fair. The celebration of

spring will feature dancing around the May pole, magic shows, puppet theater, early American crafts, living history demonstrations and hands-on activities. Pottsgrove Manor, Pottstown. 610-326-4014, index.aspx?NID=930

Apr 30, May 1. Performance: A Tribute to Benny May 3-4. Strawberry Festival. Includes fresh strawGoodman and Peggy Lee. 1pm. Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. 866-605-PEAK,

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7th Annual Fairmount Park Conservancy Centennial Celebration. The Horticulture Center, Philadelphia. 215-988-9334,

May 1-Nov 2. Lackawanna County Trolley Museum.

The Electric City Trolley Museum is a resplendently restored late-19th-century mill building that features rides on historic trolleys, as well as interactive exhibits and displays. Lackawanna County Trolley Museum, Scranton. 570-963-6590,

May 1. Lecture: Spring #2.

The National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum, Coatesville. 610-384-9282,

berries and strawberry treats, the region’s best artisans, strawberry pie-eating contests, live music, and family entertainment. Peddler’s Village, Lahaska. 215-7944000,

May 4. Walk MS. Participants will stride 3 miles around

the raceway with hundreds of other walkers who are part of the movement to find a cure for multiple sclerosis. Pocono Raceway, Long Pond. 215-271-1500, ext. 24118,,

May 6-8. Performance: Branson Fever. 1pm. Penn’s

Peak, Jim Thorpe. 866-605-PEAK,

May 10. Kids Fishing Rodeo. 8:15am. Warwick County Park, Pottstown. 610-469-1916,

May 15. 6th Annual Evening in Franklin Square. The

night of fun and fundraising for the square presented by Parx Casino will include cocktails, silent and live auctions, dinner, dancing and the Parx Square Derby carousel race. Franklin Square, Philadelphia. 215-629-5801, ext. 207,

May 15.

Spring Trip. The National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum, Coatesville. 610-384-9282, www.

May 17. Civilian Military Combine. Civilians, military

personnel and first responders will team up for 3 to 7 miles of military-inspired obstacle course racing with a revolutionary first obstacle, The Pit. Camelback Mountain Resort, Tannersville. 570-629-1661, www.skicamelback. com,

May 17-25. Farm Animal Frolic. Learn about farms


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and farm animals, see baby animals and their mothers, and enjoy fun activities such as a wagon ride driven by Clydesdale draft horses. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg. 570-992-6161,

May 17-18. Tile Festival. The event will be a show and sale of historic and contemporary art tiles. Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, Doylestown. 215-348-6090,


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w w w. d o n l a i n e . c o m May 18. Lehigh River Triathlon. Teams of four, five, or six members will complete the three phases: one team member running, all team members rafting and one team member biking. Adventure Center at Whitewater Challengers, Weatherly. 800-443-8554, May 18. Pocono Mountains Run for the Red Marathon. The 26.2-mile race will wind through Monroe County. There will also be a 5K road race and a two-

1pm. Pennâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Peak, Jim Thorpe. 866-605-PEAK, www. Ubaldo Day, known in Italian as La Festa dei Ceri, is a colorful and enthusiastic celebration in which the statues of three saints - St. Ubaldo, St. George and St. Anthony are placed atop two connected octagonal wooden prisms and carried quickly through the town. St. Ubaldo Society Cultural Center, Jessup. 570-575-4141,

May 31.

Riverfest. The full day of river activities, music, food, educational and environmental displays and fun for all ages will include a canoe-a-thon, a duck-athon and a regatta. Event starts on the Lackawanna River in Archbald, Jermyn and Blakely and ends in Scranton. 570-207-7609, / 2014 W&W spring / 57 /

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Mar 7-9. SCC Sportsman’s Show. A 20-team corn

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hole tournament, Bow Baseball archery shoot double elimination tournament, turkey calling competition, Crosman air gun shooting range, the Pennsylvania Safari airsoft range and a hunting simulator. East Brady Community Center, East Brady.

Mar 6. Performance: Gaelic Storm. A Celtic band performing traditional Irish, Scottish and original music in both Celtic and Celtic rock genres. 7:30pm. Adm. Palace Theatre, Greensburg. 724-836-8000,

Mar 7-9. Performance: The Music and the Mirror: a Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch. Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center Dance Company celebrates the impressive legacy the American composer Hamlisch. Vocalists, musicians and dancers will perform. Adm. Mainstage theater, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Midland. 724-576-4644,

Performance: Oscar Nominated Short Subjects, Animated. 7:30pm. Adm. Olin Fine Arts Center, W&J College, Washington. 724-223-6546,

Mar 7-16. Performance: Seussical Jr. In this chil-

dren’s production, The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who is challenged to protect the Whos and guard Mayzie LaBird’s abandoned egg. Augustine Auditorium at New Castle Playhouse, New Castle. 724-654-3437,

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Mar 8-9. Maple Weekend - Taste & Tour Around

Somerset. Participate in the tour and taste Somerset County maple products. Somerset County Maple Producers Association, Somerset. 814-442-3680, www. tDay=3/8/2014

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Mar 8-9. Harmony Museum Quilt & Coverlet Show.

Heritage quilts and coverlets from museum and private collections will be displayed, artisans and museum quilters will demonstrate and many works will be available for purchase. Harmony Museum, Harmony. 724-4527341,

Mar 8. Spring Coin Show Coins, currency, tokens and

numismatic materials will be on display. S&T Bank Arena, Indiana. 724-254-2471,

Mar 8.

Steel City Reptile Show. 11am-5pm. Adm. Washington County Expo Center, Washington. 724-9546645,

Mar 8-9.

Performance: A Night on Broadway. Presented by the Washington Festival Chorale. Reservations required. Adm. The Elks Lodge, Washington.

Mar 9. Charter Day at Drake Well Museum. . Drake

Well Museum, Titusville. 814-827-2797,

Mar 14-16. Indiana Armstrong Builders Association Home Show. The event will offer 135 booths with 90 exhibitors displaying ideas on home improvement. S&T Bank Arena, Indiana. 724-349-2327, www.iabuilders. com Mar 14-16. Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival. The 10th annual event will feature Debbie Macomber, New York Times #1 best seller, as well as classes, a marketplace, special events and more. Adm. Four Points Sheraton North, Mars. Mar 14-16. SpringThyme Gathering. Shopping will include primitive and cottage linens, garden-themed home decor, spring wreaths, baskets and florals, and more. Discounts available. 10am-5pm. Heart’s in the Attic, Washington. 724-225-6485, Mar 14-16, 21-23.

Performance: Heaven Can Wait. A soul arrives in heaven 60 years early and is returned in the body of a man about to be murdered. Presented by the Old Schoolhouse Players. Reservations strongly recommended; Adm. Mount Pleasant Township Community Center, Hickory. 724-344-7467

Mar 14. Performance: River City Brass: The Power of Light. All ages. 7:30pm. Adm. Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Midland. 724-576-4644, www.lppacenter. org Mar 15. St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Downtown Indiana. Mar 16. Performance: The WSO Chamber: Up Close

ensemble will play classical selections suited to the smaller, more intimate setting of the chamber ensemble. 3-5pm. Adm. First Baptist Church, Washington. 724223-9796,

Mar 20. Performance: Jazz in the Box: Joe Negri. Legendary jazz guitarist Negri will perform. 7:30pm. Adm. Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Midland. 724576-4644,

Mar 21.

Taste of the Neighborhood. Latrobe Art Center, Latrobe. 724-805-0112, www.latrobeartcenter. org,

Mar 21. Exhibit: Annual Art Show. 26th annual event. Features new and returning artists from the region. 8-11pm. Century Inn, Scenery Hill. 724-945-6600, www. Mar 21-22. Washington County Ag Days. Farming,

fashion and entertainment. 10am-9pm. Washington Crown Center, Washington. 724-228-6881; 724-2284270,,

Mar 21-23. Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Spring Fever Festival. 15th annual event will include over 160 booths of arts, crafts and pre-packaged foods. Florals, jewelry, decorative painting, and more. Adm. Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville. 724-863-4577, www. Mar 22.

Performance: Vox Audio. Award-winning vocal troupe combines world-class harmony singing with unique vocal sound effects and clever comedic interactive audience participation to create one-of-a kind, family-friendly experience. 8pm. Adm. State Theatre Center for the Arts, Uniontown.

Apr 13. Performance: The Miracle Worker. Tells the

story of Helen Keller. 7pm. Adm. State Theatre Center for the Arts, Uniontown. 724-439-1360,

Mar 22. Performance: Scot Bruce as Elvis. Arcadia Theater, Windber. 814-467-9070, Mar 22.

Soup’s On! Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce, Ligonier. 724-238-4200, www.visitligonier. com

Mar 22. Blairsville Underground Railroad Presents

Showtime. The presentation will be a review of local talent. Auditorium of Blairsville High School, Blairsville. 724-459-5779

Mar 22. Drake’s Birthday. Visitors will enjoy cake and a special presentation. Adm. Drake Well Museum, Titusville. 814-827-2797,

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Mar 22. Maple Sugaring Breakfast. Event includes a Apr 4-13. Exhibit: Out of the Archives. Furniture, pancake breakfast and a tour of Mingo Park’s sugar bush. Attendees will learn how to collect tree sap and turn it into maple syrup. Reservations required. 9am-1pm. Adm. Shelter 6, Mingo Creek County Park, Eighty Four. 724228-6867,

Mar 22-23. Spring Home Show. Organized by the

Washington County Builders Association. Mar 22, 10am5pm; Mar 23, 10am-4pm. Washington County Expo Center, Washington. 724-228-7673,

Mar 22.

4th Anniversary of Greene County Historical Society Museum Dinner & Dance. Pennsylvania Armory National Guard Readiness Center, Waynesburg. 724-627-3204,

Mar 28.

Performance: W&J Jazz Ensemble. 7:30pm. Olin Fine Arts Center, W&J College, Washington. 724-223-6546,

Mar 29-30, Apr 2-6.

Pennsylvania Maple Festival. Celebrate spring and the maple season with maple demonstrations, maple products, a parade, car shows, crafts, Meyers Manor Legend of the Magic Water, an 8K run/5K walk and pancakes and sausage meals. Festival Grounds, Meyersdale. 866-858-0213, www.

Mar 29. Family Fun Fest. The event will feature fun

clothing, photographs and artwork from collections rarely or not previously displayed. Stewart Hall, Harmony Museum, Harmony. 724-452-7341,

Apr 4-5. Public Star Party. The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh will show visitors the night sky, if it is at least 50 percent clear. Dress warmly. Free admission; donations accepted. Begins at dusk. Observatory of Mingo Creek County Park, Eighty Four. 724-348-6150,, Apr 4-6, 11-13. Performance: Little Shop of Horrors. Adm. Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Midland. 724-576-4644, Apr 5-6. Spring Used Book Sale. Hundreds of fiction

and nonfiction books for adults and children will be for sale, as well as movies, music, and audiobooks. Indiana Free Library, Indiana. 724-465-8841,

Apr 5-6. Asbury Woods Maple Festival. The event will include maple syrup making, historical tours, arts and crafts, maple-flavored foods and music. 11am-4pm. Asbury Woods Nature Center, Erie. 814-835-5356,

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benefit the restocking of yearling trout in the Middle Youghiogheny River and will include a 100-round shoot, prizes,and more. 10am. Adm. The Shooting Academy at the Nemacolin Field Club, Markleysburg.

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family activities, crafts, projects and entertainment for adults and children. Indiana Mall, Indiana. 724-4630794,

Mar 30. Stock the Yough Fundraiser. The event will

Washington Antiques Fair. Hundreds of antique dealers on the last Sunday of each month from 8am-2pm. Adm. CONSOL Energy Park, Washington.


Performance: California Dreaming: Beach Music of the ’60s & ’70s. Arcadia Theater, Windber. 814-467-9070,

Apr 11-13. A.R.H. Gun Show & Sales. 9am-5pm. Adm. Apr 12. Microbrew Fest. Over 20 regional microbreweries will offer their finest for attendees. 1-4pm and 5-8pm. The Brewerie at Union Station, Erie. 814-8643001,

Apr 3-6. Open House. Attendees can enjoy an up- Apr 12. Breakfast With the Easter Bunny. Children 10 close and personal look at Duncan and Miller Glass Museum’s collections. 11am-4pm. Adm. Duncan and Miller Glass Museum, Washington. 724-225-9950,

and under will receive a free breakfast and prizes. Take pictures with the Easter Bunny. Adm. Penn Commercial, Washington.

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graders are invited to search for over 12,000 eggs. Special prizes offered. Free. 12:30pm. The Rock Student Center, Houston. 724-746-4900,

Performance: Mel Tillis. American country singer. 8pm. Adm. Palace Theatre, Greensburg. 724836-8000,

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Apr 12. Easter Egg Hunt. Join The SpringHouse Big Apr 24-27. Blue Easter Bunny for an old-fashioned egg hunt, as well as crafts, singing, live animals and prizes. A family meal will be offered. Hunts at 10am, noon and 2pm. The SpringHouse, Washington. 724-228-3339,

Apr 12. Washington Film Festival. Third annual event

sponsored by the Washington Business District Authority & Highland Ridge Community Development Corp. George Washington Hotel, Washington. 724-678-4225, www.

Apr 12-14, 18-19. Bunny Trolley. Visitors may ride

decorated trolleys to see the Easter Bunny and Easter egg hunt. Vintage trolleys and exhibits will be available. 10am-5pm. Adm. Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, Washington. 724-228-9256,

Performance: The Music Man. New Castle Playhouse, New Castle. 724-654-3437, www.

Apr 25-26. Brewski Festival. Enjoy the finest specialty beers from a unique selection of breweries. Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Seven Springs. Apr 25. Taste of the Township. 7-11pm. Adm. Valley Brook Country Club, McMurray. 724-941-9430, www. Apr 25-27. National Professional Racing Points Event & Rally in the Valley National Speed Skating Invitational. Racing Points event on Friday, speed skating invitational on Saturday and Sunday. Valley Skating Center, Donora. 724-379-6700,

Apr 12. Master Gardener Spring Seminar.

Greene County Fairgrounds, Waynesburg. 724-627-3745

Apr 13-19. National Library Week. Reading programs, job-seeking assistance, genealogy collections and more. Libraries in the Washington County Library System, Washington. 724-222-2400, Apr 13. Duck Race. Greene County Fairgrounds, Waynesburg. 724-627-2623 Apr 15. Performance: Steel Drum Concert. Features

a special guest artist and local steel drum bands. Adm. Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Midland. 724-5764644,

Apr 19. Hammer-In at Rices Landing. Enjoy traditional blacksmith demonstrations and tours of the foundry, which contains line belt-driven machinery. W.A. Young & Sons Foundry & Machine Shop, Rices Landing. 412-464-4020, ext. 46,

Apr 19. Greene County Historical Society & Museum Opening Day. 7am. Greene County Historical Society Museum, Waynesburg. 724-627-3204,

Apr 20-May 3. Kaleidoscope Regional Arts Festival. The event will showcase the best of Slippery Rock Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dance, music, theater and visual arts, as well as nationally and internationally known guest artists. Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock. 724-738-4586, Apr 24. Performance: Mark Lowry. A Christian comedian, songwriter and singer, who is best known for co-writing Mary, Did You Know? 7:30pm. Adm. Palace Theatre, Greensburg. 724-836-8000,

Apr 13. Performance: The Miracle Worker. The State Theatre, Uniontown

Apr 25-27, May 2-4. Performance: Jesus Christ Superstar in Concert. Featuring local rock musicians and a choir of over 100. Directed by Gavan Pamer. Adm. Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Midland. 724-5764644, Apr 25, 26. Annual Buckinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; B Cattle Championship

Bull Riding Competition. Gates open 6:30pm, event begins at 8pm. Greene County Fairgrounds, Waynesburg. 724-852-5323,

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Performance: Broadway. Jeri Sager. Best known for her role as Grizabella in Cats, Sager captivates audiences with her glorious voice, funny and insightful banter and colorful stage presence. Orr Auditorium at Westminster College, New Wilmington. 724-946-7354,

Apr 26-Jul 20. Exhibit: 91st Annual Spring Show.

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March 14, 15, 16, 2014

Apr 28. Burgh’s Pizza & Wing Pub 10K/5K Runs and

2-Mile Fun Walk. A post-race party will include hot food. 5K, 9:15am; 10K, 10am; 2-mile walk, 10:15am. Montour Trail, Cecil Township Park, Cecil.

Apr 29-May 4. Youth Arts Celebration. The family-friendly festival of the arts will showcase work by students in kindergarten through 12th grade from nine school districts in and around Indiana County. Indiana. 724-465-2787,


With Special Guest #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber!

May 1-Oct 31. Goodell Gardens & Homestead Open.

Goodell Gardens & Homestead, Edinboro. 814-7346699,

In addition to our exhibitors and classes, we’re hosting a Private Dinner and Private Luncheon with Debbie! Learn more at


Apr 26. Earth Day Celebration. The 11th year of the

event will include preparing gardens, planting trees, renewing friendships and making new friends. 10am3pm. Camp Agape, Hickory. 724-678-2131,

Apr 26-27.

Ramp Festival. 10am-6pm. MasonDixon Park, Mount Morris. 304-879-5327; 304-8795500,

Apr 28. Performance: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Principal horn William Caballero will perform a new edition of Mozart’s Concerto No. 1 for horn and orchestra. Scottish Rite Cathedral, New Castle. 800-7438560,

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May 2-3.

Bluegrass Festival. Multiple bands will perform at the event, which is open to the public. Camping will be available. Twolick Valley Rod & Gun Club, Cherry Tree. 724-254-4649, www.visitindianacountypa. org

May 2-4. Flagship City International Film Festival. Open to all filmmakers and screenwriters age 18 and up, the event will offer multi-room film screenings, panel discussions, workshops and networking opportunities. Bayfront Convention Center, Erie. May 3. 3rd Annual Raise Your Voice Music & Arts Festival. Featuring a variety of local musicians, artists and vendors, the festival strives to bring music and arts awareness and education to the community. Noon-7pm. Amphitheater, Monessen City Park, Monessen. http:// May 3-4. Spring Open House.

Glades Pike Winery, Somerset. 814-445-3753,

May 3. Spring Open House In Smicksburg. Smicksburg. 814-257-0192,

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Tour & transportation from 7 major city hotels Saturdays, June 1 -August 31 Contact Lenzner Tours: 1-800-342-2349, For private tours, visit


Learn Pittsburgh’s Iron & Steel Story! Take a guided tour of the Carrie Blast Furnaces & experience the entire iron-making process from raw ore to hot molten metal!





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May 3-4. Annual Flea Market. The event supports the Indiana County Humane Society. Indiana County Fair Grounds, Indiana. 724-349-7847, May 3.

The Kentucky Derby. Western PA’s biggest outdoor party, featuring the first leg of the Triple Crown. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, Washington. 724503-1200; 877-824-5050,

May 3. Performance: Cue The Music. The Washington

Symphony Orchestra will present a night at the movies. 8-10pm. Adm. Trinity High School, Washington. 724223-9796,

May 3-4. Meadowcroft's Season Opening.

The 45th season will include Meadowcroft’s prehistoric Rockshelter, a 16th-century Indian village, an 18th-

century frontier trading post and a 19-thcentury rural village. Saturday, noon-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. Adm. Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, Avella. 724-587-3412,

May 3-4. Spring Into the Outdoors. Seasonal, themed activities will be offered. Registration required. Activities begin at 1pm on Saturday and conclude at noon on Sunday. Adm. Shelter 8, Mingo Creek County Park, Eighty Four. 724-228-6867, May 3-Oct 25.

Carrie Furnaces Hard Hat Tour. Experience the scale and majesty of Pittsburgh’s last standing blast furnace. See a cast house, hot stoves, a torpedo car and Carrie No. 6 Blast Furnace. Saturdays through October. Carrie Furnaces, Rankin. 412-4644020, ext. 32, / 2014 W&W spring / 63 /

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May 3-4. May Garden Mart.Everything needed for lawns and gardens. Franklin. May 3-4. American Cancer Society Relay For Life.

8am-8am. Raider Field of Pride, Waynesburg Central High School, Waynesburg. 724-222-6911

May 3-11. National Tourism Week. 10am-2pm. Kirby Welcome Center, Mount Morris. 724-627-7331

May 4. Family Outdoor Show. Local and national vendors, exhibits, demonstrations, door prizes and food. Keystone State Park, Derry. 724-744-7344, www.dcnr.

May 7. Bradford House Season Opening Celebration.

Open-hearth cooking demonstrations and a new display will be featured. Open to the public. The David Bradford House, Washington. 724-222-3604,

May 9.

Performance: Hair. This exuberant musical about a group of teenagers searching for truth, peace and love in Vietnam War-era America has struck a chord with audiences of all ages. (No nudity.) 8pm. Adm. State Theatre Center for the Arts, Uniontown. 724-439-1360,

May 9-10, 16-18. Lucky Stiff. The Old Schoolhouse Players will present a zany musical comedy. The show is a murder mystery farce. Reservations strongly recommended. Adm. Mount Pleasant Township Community Center, Hickory. 724-344-7467

May 10. World Fair Trade Day Celebration. The Silk Road Market, New Wilmington. 724-946-8502, www.


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transportation and oil field equipment will be a highlight of the event, along with crafts, a flea market, train rides, antique tractor pulls, homemade ice cream and a vintage village. Portersville Steam Show Grounds, Portersville. 724-452-8656,

May 10-11. Pymatuning Deer Park Opening Weekend. Attendees may enjoy interaction and handson experiences with more than 250 animals. There will also be pony rides, train rides and much more. 10am5pm. Adm. Pymatuning Deer Park, Jamestown. 724932-3200


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May 10. Mother’s Day Celebration. Dinnerware, candelabras and stemware. Mothers may enjoy a display of a Duncan and Miller table setting. Free admission for mothers. 11am-4pm. Duncan and Miller Glass Museum, Washington. 724-225-9950,

May 9-11. Mother’s Day Weekend. The eighth annual

Performance: River City Brass. The show celebrates some of America’s most iconic groups. Features guest soloist Bill Deasy. All ages. 7:30pm. Adm. Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Midland. 724-5764644,


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May 10. Dock-to-Lock 5K Run/Walk. 7:15am. Greene May 17. River Trail, Rices Landing. 724-852-5323

May 15. Performance: Vince Gill. American country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. 8pm. Adm. Palace Theatre, Greensburg. 724-836-8000, May 15-Oct 30. Main Street Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market. Freshest local produce, meats, dairy and prepared foods. Musical entertainment will be provided. Thursdays from 3:30-6:30pm. Washington. 412-392-2069, May 16-17. May Mart Flower & Craft Festival. The

event will feature flowers, crafts, and food vendors. S&T Bank Arena, Indiana. 724-349-8763,

May 16-18. Chainsaw Carving International. Top chainsaw carving artists from around the world will display their talents. Butler Farm Show Grounds, Butler. 866-856-8444, May 16-18.

Edinboro Art & Music Festival. Grassroots music and art will be showcased in the unique spirit of Appalachian tradition. Downtown Edinboro. 800-648-2701,

May 17. Run the Plank 5K/10K Run/Walk. Yar, mateys! During the sixth annual 5K/10K race, participants can run or walk the Plank. Camp Harmony, Hooversville. 814-798-5885,

Butler County History Day. Tours of the Harmony Museum, Lancaster Township History Center and Zelienople Historical Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Passavant and Buhl Houses, as well as refreshments, displays and information about other historic sites and organizations. 10am4pm. Butler County Historical Society. May 17-18. National Road Festival. The 41st annual event will be a re-enactment of the historic National Roadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s transporation history, the wagon train. Various towns along the historic National Road Heritage Corridor, which has an office in Uniontown.

May 17-18. 11th Annual Waynesburg Sheep & Fiber Festival. Dozens of fiber arts and supply vendors, a live breed pavilion, demonstrations, shepherding dog shows, fiber arts contest and classes, live entertainment. Greene County Fairgrounds, Waynesburg. May 18. Spring Into You!

Christian W. Klay Winery, Chalk Hill. 724-439-3424,

May 18. 40th Annual Washington County Antique Bottle Club Show & Sale. 9am-2pm. Adm. Alpine Star Lodge, Washington. 412-405-9061 May 20.

Washington Wild Things Home Opener. Gates open, 6:05pm; first pitch, 7:05pm. Adm. CONSOL Energy Park, Washington. 724-250-9555; 866-456WILD,

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Spring Gas-Up Show. 9am-5pm. Portersville Steam Show Grounds, Portersville. 724452-8656,

May 17-Oct 4. Ligonier Country Market. More than

100 local farmers, artisans and food purveyors gather for a fresh air market. Saturdays. 8am-noon. Loyalhanna Watershed Farm, Ligonier. 724-858-7894, S824736

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Incongruous. At first look, the deer-shaped sculpture that rises from the remains of the Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark in the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area near Pittsburgh certainly is â&#x20AC;&#x153;strange because of not agreeing with what is usual or expected.â&#x20AC;? But the Carrie Deer, as it is called, is worth a second look. 2014 W&W spring /

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Constructed in 1906, the blast furnaces were part of the U.S. Steel Homestead Works, which operated the furnaces until 1979. In its heyday, the workers manning the furnaces could churn out more than 1,000 tons of iron a day. According to Ron Baraff, director of museum and archives, the Carrie Furnaces were named after a relative of the original owners, the Fownes brothers. They were part of the Homestead mill site that stretched for 3 miles along the Monongahela River. Covering more than 400 The Heritage Market, held at the Pump House in the Waterfront in acres, the industrial complex Munhall, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays from April through was a center for innovation in September. the steel industry, and it was also the site for the nation’s remove the Carrie Deer, the organization celebrated first basic open hearth furit, and it has become an icon of innovative art. This naces and slabbing mills. The Carrie Furnaces’ 92-foot-tall No. 6 and No. celebration of art continued with a temporary visual 7 towers in Swissvale, which were taken off line in and performing arts project, which opened at the 1978, are the only blast furnaces not in operation former ironworks in September 2013. “Alloy Pittsburgh” was co-founded by Pittsthat remain standing in the Pittsburgh area. Their presence gives visitors insight into pre-World War burgh artists Sean Derry and Chris McGinnis and II iron-making technology. After Congress created developed at the Carrie Furnaces with the cothe Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, which is operation of the Rivers of Steel National Herigeared to preserving places related to the history tage Area and the Kipp Gallery at the Indiana of steel, the National Park Service designated the University of Pennsylvania. The 15 emerging artists who participated in the project were chalfurnaces as a historic landmark. When Pittsburgh’s steel industry collapsed in the lenged to think of the furnaces’ past along with 1970s and ’80s, the Carrie Furnaces were shut- its future use. The topics of preservation, reuse, tered. In 2010, the nonprofit Rivers of Steel Heri- and the blending of man-made structures with tage Group obtained ownership of the furnaces and the natural environment were discussed. While the art exhibit is no longer in place, the process opened them to the public. In the meantime, while the furnaces sat empty, was well-documented at http://alloypittsburgh. a group of artists sneaked onto the property. In addition to the temporary artwork, a workThroughout 1997, the artists spent weekends at the site, covertly assembling what has become shop was held for teen artists last fall. The stuknown as the Carrie Deer. Because their work was dents were encouraged to use techniques similar secret, the group could not use heavy equipment to those used in the conception and construction to build the 40-foot head and antlers. Instead, they of the Carrie Deer to create their own piece of art. built the entire piece by hand, using salvaged ma- The resulting sculpture has been installed in the on-site salvage art garden. terials. Visitors are welcome to consider artistic possiWhen Rivers of Steel took ownership, rather than / 2014 W&W spring / 67 /

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At the height of production, the Carrie Furnaces produced more than 1,000 tons of iron a day.

bilities at the furnaces. Cameras and sketchbooks are welcome on the public tours, which are offered from May through October. Private tours are available year-round. Many of the tours are led by former mill employees, so individuals with an interest in the mechanical and industrial aspects of the ironworks will hear plenty of information about the workings of the plant. While in the area to see the Carrie Deer, families are encouraged to plan to stay over for the Sunday Heritage Market. Sponsored by Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, the farm and artist market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays from April through September. It is held at the Pump House in the Waterfront in Munhall, a trailhead for the Great Allegheny Passage and the site of the 1892 Homestead Strike and Lockout. There are plenty of other sights to take in while in southwestern Pennsylvania. The Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area covers eight counties, stretching from Ohiopyle in the south to Beaver Falls in the north. The area has been divided into five sections in the “Routes to Roots” guidebook, making it easy for visitors to find the “must-see” / 68 /

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sites and destinations in each segment. The online version of the guidebook may be accessed at Roots.html/. Along with former ironworks like the Carrie Furnaces, the guidebook points to cultural, artistic/ architectural, and even culinary items of interest. In the Three Rivers section, for example, Croatian music may be found on the jukebox at Emil’s Restaurant in Rankin, and the Bulgarian National Educational and Cultural Center near the Waterfront shopping area offers 14 varieties of homemade Bulgarian soups and other specialties from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays through May. Participants in the National Park Passport Program may have their passports stamped for the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area and the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail at the visitor center in the Bost Building in Homestead. According to, although built in 1892 as a hotel, the Bost served as the temporary headquarters for the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers during the Homestead Lockout and Strike. Two rooms in the building have




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Battle of Homestead Free Cell phone tour Location: 880 East Waterfront Drive, Munhall, PA. (the site of the 1892 Battle of Homestead) This tour encompasses 11 points of interest to tell the story of the battle between locked-out steelworkers and the Pinkertons. This site is also a trailhead for the Great Allegheny Passage Trail (Pittsburgh to Washington, DC), so a walk or bike ride can be part of the Rivers of Steel adventure. Log on to for links more information on this and other Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area hosted tours. been restored to the way they looked in 1892, with original floorboards and period reproduction wallpaper. One room tells the story of the Homestead Strike; the other contains photographs that chronicle the restoration of the building and its opening as the Rivers of Steel Visitors Center. Docent-led tours of the Bost Building in Homestead and the Pump House in Munhall are available by appointment by calling 412-464-4020, ext. 32. For more information about visiting the Rivers of Steel Heritage Area, including education curricula for schoolchildren, readers may visit www.rivers


Visitors tour the National Historic Landmark that was the site of what the History Channel included in its series â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the Ten Days that Unexpectedly Changed America,â&#x20AC;? the 1892 Battle of Homestead. / 2014 W&W spring / 69 /


May 23-26. Outdoor Extravaganza. The weekend will be full of outdoor activities, fun workshops and evening entertainment. Meals and camping will be optional. Breakneck Campground, Portersville. 724-283-0191,

May 23-25. 6th Annual Troika Russian Festival. The event will feature authentic Russian food, an ice bar and live folk entertainment. Church of the Nativity of Christ, Erie. 814-602-5399, May 23-25. National Button Accordion Festival. The event will feature numerous accordions, polkas and waltzes. Bessemer Croatian Club, Bessemer. www. May 24. Geranium Festival. Paintings, photography,

pottery, jewelry, wood carvings, paper cuttings, knitting, handmade soap, stained glass and more. Artworks Connellsville, Connellsville. 724-320-6392,

information from the Duncan and Miller war effort will be on display. 11am-4pm. Duncan and Miller Glass Museum, Washington. 724-225-9950,

May 26-Sep 1. Live Music & Beer Tasting/ Promotions. Ohiopyle. 724-329-1122, May 26. Mercer Memorial Day 500. The event will include a parade at 11am, a 5K run, military games, a veterans’ reception, honoree recognition and a memorial salute. 8am-1pm. Courthouse Square, Mercer. 724-9774684, May 26.

5K Race/Walk and Kids Fun Run. Registration fee charged. 8:30am. North Strabane Township Municipal Park, Canonsburg. 724-745-8880,

May 27. Quilt in a Day. Presented by Patricia Knoechel

based on newest publications and patterns by Knoechel and her sister, Quilt in a Day founder and syndicated television quilter Elanor Burns. 10am-noon. Res. recommended. Stewart Hall, Harmony Museum, Harmony.

May 27. Junie B. Jones. The audience will enjoy an hour of music, laughter, life lessons and the art of putting on a show. Orr Auditorium at Westminster College, New Wilmington. 724946-7352, May 27. Kelly Miller Circus. Scenic Kintersburg Covered Bridge in Indiana County

May 24-25. Great Lakes Beach Glass & Coastal

Arts Festival. The event will highlight over 50 sea glass and coastal artists, live music, a shard contest, lectures and more. Adm. Bayfront Convention Center, Erie. 814836-1827,

May 24. Farm Heritage Day. Antique tractors, oldtime artisans, dairy farm tours, live music, door prizes, barbecue and other food, and good old-fashioned fun. 11am-4pm. The SpringHouse, Washington. 724-2283339, May 25-Aug 31. Performance: Sunday Evening

Summer Band Concerts. Sundays. Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce, Ligonier. 724-238-4200, www.

May 25. US Armed Forces Celebration at Duncan and Miller Glass. Free admission for current and former members of the US Armed Forces. Memorabilia and

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Greene County Fairgrounds, Waynesburg. 724-627-3204, www.

May 28.

Performance: Hawaii in the Highlands. An authentic Hawaiian revue. Latshaw Productions, Greensburg. 800-5287429,

May 28-31. 24th Annual Erie Wild Rib Cook-Off &

Music Festival. Downtown Erie, . 814-899-5177, www.,

May 30-Jun 1. 14th Annual Hardy Classic Clay

Shoot. A 100-target preliminary round and two 100-targed main events. Adm. The Shooting Academy at the Nemacolin Field Club, Markleysburg. 724-329-6481, 724-329-6770,

May 31-Nov 15. Somerset County Farmers’ Market. A producer-only tailgate market. All goods sold at the market are produced in Somerset and adjoining Pennsylvania counties. Saturdays. Somerset County Farmers’ Market, Somerset.

Fish for Free Days May 26 (Memorial Day) July 4 (Independence Day)

CHARTER DAY 2014 Sunday, March 9

Everyone is invited to fish in all Pennsylvania’s waterways. No lisence needed, but all other PA regulations apply.

Celebrate PA’s 333rd Birthday with free admission to one of the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission sites.

Military Appreciation Weekend March 14-16

Go to Charter+Day for a list of participating sites

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area Active Military and their immediate family will receive free lift tickets and ski or snowboard rentals for any of the three days. More info at Appreciation+Weekend~/

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