Thursday, September 12, 2013
Weekend Events is a weekly feature of The Progress published to alert readers about events planned by nonprofit organizations or events that benefit the community. All events are open to the public. The following events are planned this weekend in Progressland.
An art exhibit, featuring many members of Susquehanna River Art Center, is on display at Clearfield Hospital through Sept. 21. Some artwork is for sale and a percentage of sales are donated by the artists to Clearfield Hospital Auxiliary.
Community clothing closet
Community Closet free clothing will be offered at the Vine Free Methodist Church, 520 Turnpike Ave., Clearfield, Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Grice Community Museum, 119 N. Fourth St., Clearfield, is open daily through September from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults. The display includes antique and classic cars and wild game mounts from around the world. Group tours are welcome. For more information, call 768-7332 or 768-7892.
The annual Kathy Wolford Memorial Book Sale will be held Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clearfield County Society for Handicapped and Disabled Citizens office, 335 E. Locust St., Clearfield. It features a selection of fiction and non-fiction adult books, children's books, books on tape, movies, CDs and other items.
Proceeds benefit CCSHDC's free services program.
Mahaffey Volunteer Fire Co. will hold an auction Saturday at 5 p.m. The doors and kitchen open at 4 p.m. Keith Byers will be he auctioneer. For more information, call 277-6639.
The After Dark is sponsoring a dance to benefit the Ritz Theater Saturday from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. There will be three bands, 969, Reigns and Meek Knees, who are donating their time and talents to this event. There is an $8 cover charge, which goes 100 percent to the Save the Ritz Committee. The committee will be there to collect the cover charge and to sell its merchandise, T-shirts, wristbands and plaques. The After Dark is located off of state Route 879 north, on the way to Walmart. Make a right at the light as if going to CNB Bank. Go straight past the bank, and then bear left up the hill.
Free and Accepted Masons Clearfield Lodge No. 314 will hold a chicken barbecue dinner Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the lodge, 6352 Clearfield-Woodland Highway, Clearfield.
The price is $8 per person, and tickets will be available at the door. Takeouts will be available or you can dine at the lodge. Proceeds benefit the Clearfield Area High School swimming and diving team. For information, contact Jackie Morrison, high school swim coach, at 592-9908.
A farmers/flea market will be held in downtown Clearfield at the North Third Street parking lot across from Chubby's Dry Cleaners Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Set-up is at 9 a.m.
The market, sponsored in part by Clearfield Park & Shop Inc., is free to all participants. Spaces must be reserved by the Thursday before by calling 762-6430. Spaces are the size of two parking spaces. All farmers, flea market vendors and individuals with yard sale items are welcome. The event will be held rain or shine.
Osceola Mills Community Historical Foundation, along with the Osceola Mills Civic Club and Columbia Fire Co., will host Spirit of Osceola Day Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Twenty-three vendors will feature crafts, food, book sales, raffles and much more. The activities will be located in the streets adjacent to the World War II Memorial park.
There will be entertainment groups, face-painting, Smokey Bear and other activities. A short parade will be held at noon, with Columbia Fire Co. and children walking and biking with their pets from the school to the firehall.
Glendale Sportsmen's Club will hold a potluck picnic and open house Saturday at 5 p.m.
Those attending should bring a dish to share and their own beverages.
A community shoe bank for the Ramey area, serving children in Moshannon Valley and Glendale school districts, will be held Saturday from 9-11 a.m. in the Ramey United Methodist Church social room. Children ages 3-18 may visit every six months and children from newborns to 2 years old may visit every three months. Children must be present and accompanied by a parent or guardian and must show their current Access or CHIP card. There are also gently used shoes available for everyone. For more information, call the church office at 378-5186.
Trinity United Methodist Church, 121 S. Front St., Philipsburg, will hold the Philipsburg-Osceola Shoe Bank Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon. Children may receive a new pair of sneakers for free with an Access or CHIP card. Children must be present to be measured and receive the shoes, and will receive a pair of sneakers every six months; those younger than 3 years will receive a new pair every three months. Distribution notices are also posted at www.tumc122.org/.
West Decatur Sportsmen's Club will host a .22 shoot and shotgun shoot. Registration is at noon. For more information, call Mike or Tina at 342-1827.
Chinklacamoose ABATE of Clearfield is holding its last blast of summer event Saturday at Curwensville Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 268. The party starts at noon. Bike games will be held at 1 p.m. and a pig roast at 4 p.m. Two bands will be featured - Cotton Mouth from 2-4 p.m. and Rapid Fire from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. A cash bar will be provided by the Moose club at a cost of $10 per person. For tickets, call 583-5621 or see any chapter member.
Vendor/craft/yard sale exhibition
The second annual Clearfield County Vendor/Craft/Yard Sale Exhibition at the Expo II Building in the Clearfield Driving Park will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Clearfield County 4-H Hot Shots will be serving smoked pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, french fries and drinks. Coffee and pastries will also be available for purchase. Children's Aid Society will sponsor a free children's activity.
More than 50 vendors featuring home decor, jewelry, primitive and country items, candles, crocheted items, soaps, makeup, health and diet items, hair bows, purses and bags, gourmet dips, cookies, candies, chocolate and cupcakes, pet items, baby items, yard sales, wood items and clothing will participate. Vendor spaces are still available by calling 672-5499 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
The Knights of Columbus will host a full breakfast Sunday from 8-11:30 a.m. at the K of C building, located at Sixth Street and Arnold Avenue. Prices are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger.
Historical society open
Clearfield County Historical Society, 104 E. Pine St., Clearfield, is open for tours and research.
The museum is housed in the former Kerr House, circa 1880, and carriage house. Displays include early inhabitants, industry, military, period furnishings, china, clothing, children's room and an extensive photograph collection. The period library contains county history and genealogy records available for research. For more information, call the museum at 765-6125.
Palestine United Methodist Church, located on Deer Creek Road in Morrisdale, will celebrate its homecoming Sunday at 9 a.m. Special music will be provided by Coleen McKay Rumberger, and the Rev. Tom Young will be speaking. A carry-in lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.
Watch for the church sign at Deer Creek and Schoonover roads, then turn right.
Osceola Mills Historical Museum, located in the Brisbin House on Lingle Street, is open Wednesdays and Sundays from 2-4 p.m. There are three floors of artifacts to see.
Articles for sale are T-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, local history books and DVDs.
A community pig roast and covered dish picnic for the residents of Karthaus and the surrounding areas is being sponsored by Karthaus Park Association Sunday at 1 p.m. at the park. Pork, kielbasa, hot dogs, sauerkraut, rolls, drink, paper goods and utensils will be provided. Bring a covered dish, dessert or offering of your choice, along with a lawn chair.
For more information, call Donna Lucas at 263-4076 or Mary Beth Bamat at 263-4029. No alcoholic beverages are permitted on the park premises.
A spaghetti dinner fundraiser, benefiting Mason James, will be held Sunday from 4-8 p.m. at Clearfield American Legion John Lewis Shade Post No. 6. Mason was born three months premature and currently has a condition called Tetrology of Fallot. Having this condition means that he will undergo multiple open chest and heart surgeries, the first of which he will endure at 4 months old.
Proceeds from this benefit will be used to support Mason by being applied to direct costs of his condition. If there are any remaining funds they will be applied to his next surgery or put into a college fund for him. All prayers are appreciated for Mason.
The dinner includes a small salad, spaghetti with sauce, meatballs, bread, dessert and a choice of soda or tea. Prices are $6 for adults and $3 for children younger than 12.
To have an event included, submit the information in writing to any office of The Progress by noon Tuesday. Late submissions will not be published, nor will submissions that do not include a contact person and daytime telephone number.
The Progress does not include bingo, club events that are limited to members and guests only or yard sales or flea markets by private individuals in the Weekend Events section.