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St. Marys, PA, United States

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DuBois PA

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Up-Comming Events

 APRIL 25 

The Elk County Historical Society 50th Anniversary Dinner Celebration
The Elk County Historical Society celebrates its 50th anniversary at its annual dinner, Friday April, 25. Enjoy dinner and dancing at the the Royal Inn with live music by the band American Pie. For more information contact the Historical Society at (814) 776-1032.

Kiwanis Club of Elk County Sausage Sandwich Sale

date & time: April 25, 11 AM until sold out
location: Northwest Savings Bank Drive-Thry (St. Marys downtown branch)
description: $4 a sandwich - preorder by April 17. Free local delivery with 10-sandwich minimum purchase. To preorder contact Angie Cunningham at 834-2897, Pan Samick at 781-1194, Ashley O'Dell at 781-3804, or Proceeds benefit Relay For Life Team "Banking On A Cure" and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Team "Living Laughing Loving Lauren".




Elk Humane Society/Amphenol Adopt-a-Friend Event
date & time: April 26, 1 - 2 p.m.
location: Kersey Park
description: Amphenol Advanced Sensors & the Elk County Humane Society are teaming up! The Public is cordially invited to the Kersey Park on April 26th, 2014 from 1 - 2 pm to participate in Amphenol Adopt a Friend Event. This event is fun for the entire family, so come meet our furry friends and be a part of a wonderful cause.


The 33rd Annual Ridgway Triathlon
Hosted by the Ridgway YMCA this triathlon includes running, cycling, and canoeing.  The race begins at 11 a.m. at the Elk County Courthouse on Main Street and finishes on the Clarion River near the Portland Mills ball field.

Registration from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Race begins at 11 a.m.
Application and details available by clicking here.




Spaghetti Dinner Benefiting Boy Scout Troop 95
date & time: April 27, noon till sold out
location: Sacred Heart Parish Center
description: Take outs and deliveries available, Cost $8 per plate (no charge for children under 5). For more info or to schedule deliveries call 814-335-4376


Walk to Cure Diabetes
date: Sunday April 27th, 2014
location: DuBois YMCA
description: Join us at the Dubois YMCA for a 1 mile walk or 5k run. Fee is $15 per person until March 26th, $25 after March 26th, $30 at the door.




Ridgway YMCA Ground Breaking Ceremony & Barbecue
Come celebrate the Y's ground breaking ceremony inaugurating the spectacular renovation projects schedule to begin this year! 
BBQ 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Ceremony will take place at 12:30 p.m.


Craft Beer Tasting Event

date & time: March 3, 2014, 6-9 p.m.
location: The Highlands (former St. Marys Country Club)
description: Come to a unique craft beer tasting event! This is a one of a kind event for the area that will bring together local home brewers, and a wide selection of craft beers for a great evening of food, entertainment and beer. Sixty to seventy beers will be offered by 8-10 distributors and 6 – 8 home brewers will be participating at the St. Marys Area United Way beer fest. Each home brewer will be bringing two different beers; some of the recipes being prepared include a Blueberry Wheat, a Mango IPA, Winter and Summer Ales.This event is being planned to benefit the St. Marys Area United Way annual campaign, with the assistance of Ken Bish, of St. Marys Beverage, Andy Schlimm, home brewer, Don Bobenreith, Straub Brewery, Mike Heiberger of The Highlands, Margie Schlimm, Rachel Scheiber and Kris Kronenwetter, of the United Way. The Craft Beer Tasting will be held on May 3 from 6-9 at The Highlands (former St. Marys Country Club). Tickets will be $30 per person with an advance purchase, $35 per person at the door and $10 per person for a designated driver ticket, with those tickets available at the door only. Tickets can be purchased at the St. Marys Chamber of Commerce office, the United Way Office, Anderson & Kime Realty and Pam Schlimm’s Beauty Salon, with only 300 tickets being sold. For further information contact the United Way office at 781-6000.


MAY 3 & 4
Elkland Search and Rescue - 20th Annual Fish Derby
description: Located along the East Branch of the Clarion River! Make plans NOW to attend our 20th annual fishing derby!
Cost to register for the event is $15 before April 27th and any time after that the cost is $20 - The Big Trout Contest is an additionall $5
Pre-Registration will be held at the Elkland Building - April 6th and 27th 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Badges may be picked up at the check station Friday, May 3rd 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. Check-In Station: T & J Storage, Glen Hazel, PA

MAY 10 & 11

The 10th Annual Trout Derby & Geocaching 'Fish' Run
Join St. Leo's school May 10th and 11th for the 10th annual Trout Derby.  Dozens of cash prizes including a top prize of $5,000 for catching Lucky Leo!  Teams can also complete to to find virtual 'fish' in the Geocaching 'Fish' Run. This is a fun event for the whole family! Proceeds to support St. Leo's School. 
More information at

MAY 15
Pennsylvania Wilds Celebrating Our Champions
date & time: May 15, 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.
location: Red Fern Conference & Banquet Center, Kersey
description: The Pennsylvania WILDS team invites you to attend the 2014 Partnership Summit and Awards Dinner. The theme for this year's dinner is Celebrating Our Champions. You'll learn about some of our past Champion of the PA Wilds award winnera and how partnerwships have been vital to the success of the PA Wilds. Following dinner, the 2014 Champion of the Pennsylvania WILDS awards will be presented. Cost is $20 per person (cash bar available). To register and pay, visit or call 814-545-1333

MAY 15, 16 & 17
Lost in the 50's Tonight
date & time: May 15th, 16th & 17th, 6 p.m.
location: The Royal Inn---Ridgway, PA
description: The Concert Choir of Elk County presents a dinner/song
event, "Lost in the 50's Tonight". Tickets available at The Village Peddler in St. Marys, Cliffe's in Ridgway and Constables in Johnsonburg for $25 a person. After you purchase your ticket you will need to call the Royal with your entrée choice of stuffed pork chop, chicken marsala or stuffed haddock. Reservations need to be in by Monday, May 12th. For more info call Lois @ 834-2321 or Gloria @ 776-6967

MAY 17

Annual Ridgway Community Yard Sale
Yard sales and other vendors set up on the Courthouse lawn and throughout the Ridgway area in this community-wide event! Special proceeds from advertisements and premium vendor space go to support historic preservation in our community. Come out and shop for bargains galore and meet the people of Ridgway along the way!
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. rain or shine.
For more information or to register
for a space at the Welcome Center
or the Courthouse lawn, please call
Tina Clancy at  (814) 776-1424.

MAY 31
Twilight in Tuscany - Autism Awareness Charity Ball
date & time: 6 p.m. - 12 a.m., May 31
location: The Red Fern
description: Black tie event (optional) - proceeds benefit Dickinson Centerm, Inc. Autism Program. Entertainment: 6-9 p.m., Paul Cohen, Professional Pianist; 9 p.m. - 12 a.m., Temptation Alley.
cost: tickets $75 per person; Patron level - $500, includes 4 tickets and special recognition. Sponsorship level - $1,000, includes 8 tickets and special recognition. Sponsorship or ticket sales call 834-2602 or write

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Potting mix Garden

This worked well for me for many years - it's a simple, weed-free way to grow lettuce, spinach and even radishes. Take a 2 cubic feet bag of potting soil (I used Miracle Grow), rumple it around quite a bit to loose the soil, poke quite a few holes in the back side for drainage, then lay the bag on a smooth surface that will allow drainage and not get too hot, and cut out the top, leaving about a 4 or 5 inch border all around. Lightly rake through the soil to even it out and loosen it even more, then carefully, and evenly sprinkle the seeds around. I put my salad green seeds in an old spice bottle with large shaker holes, added some cornmeal, shook it all up to mix well and sprinkled them out of it. I put the cornmeal in there to allow me to see that I had covered the soil evenly. If doing radish seeds or spinach, just make lines the depth mentioned on the seed pack, plant the seeds and cover appropriately. For salad greens I sprinkled a lite covering of soil over the cornmeal and seeds and then spray-misted to water them in. I put my bags on metal sawhorses and grates to make them waist level. This kept the bags off the hot concrete and I didn't have to bend over when cutting my salad. When harvesting, just use a pair of scissors and cut what you need - don't pull the plants out. Same goes for spinach - they will grow back almost magically overnight, and you can't tell where you cut. Spray mist the seeds and plantlings at first when watering, until they are established, then you can water more vigorously as the plants mature. You will probably need to water more often, since the depth of the bags are not as deep as a regular in-ground garden. I just kept mine moist, but not sopping wet.


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