Autumn Leaf Festival Schedule

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From staff reports

“Leaves of Blue and Gold: Celebrating Clarion University’s 150th” is the theme of the 64th annual Autumn Leaf Festival, which is Saturday, Sept. 30, through Sunday, Oct. 8.

ONGOING EVENTS

SOUVENIRS AND INFORMATION – Available at the Clarion Area Chamber of Business & Industry at 650 Main St. or at the Chamber Booth on the Courthouse lawn.

AIRPLANE RIDES – Clarion County Airport, 395 Airport Rd., Shippenville. Call (814) 226-9993

59th ANNUAL CLARION COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL ART SHOW – Main Street Senior Center, 516 Main St.; Sunday, Oct. 1, noon-4 p.m.; Monday, Oct. 2 – Saturday, Oct. 7, noon-6 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 8, noon-2 p.m.; Info: davesentner@verizon.net; (814) 493-3113

LISKO AMUSEMENTS — Memorial Park and Courthouse Parking Lot, weather permitting:

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. ($20 Wristbands)
Sunday, Oct. 1, noon – 8 p.m. ($20 Wristbands)
Monday, Oct. 2, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. ($15 Wristbands)
Thursday, Oct. 5, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 6, noon – 5 p.m. ($15 Wristbands); 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. closed for safety inspection; 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. ($20 Wristbands)
Saturday, Oct. 7, noon – 5 p.m. ($15 Wristbands); 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. ($20 Wristbands)
Sunday, Oct. 2, noon – 6 p.m. ($15 Wristbands)

CLARION MODEL RAILROAD CLUB TRAIN DISPLAYS – Basement of Clarion Masonic Lodge, Main Street, rear entrance; Hobby Shop is open to the public; Info: John Netzlof (814) 541-0286; chessie_1@yahoo.com

Sunday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 5, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 8, Noon-4 p.m.

FOOD CONCESSIONS — Memorial Park, across from Courthouse and along Main Street

FACTORY and SHOW ROOM TOURS — Structural Modulars, Inc., 101 Southern Ave., Strattanville. Monday-Friday (Oct. 2 -Oct. 6), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tours of modular home factory and ranch style model home. Info: (814) 764-5555

CLARION COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY SUTTON-DITZ HOUSE, MUSEUM TOUR — 18 Grant St., Clarion. Monday-Friday (Oct. 2-6), 10 a.m.-4p.m. National Historic Register Property. Exhibits: Tour the museum to learn about the history and people of Clarion County. Info: (814) 226-4450

CLARION COUNTY COMMUNITY BANK “FOODSTOCK” — Help “RAM” Up the Food Banks and drop food off at the Clarion Mall. Tuesday-Friday (Oct. 3-6), noon-5 p.m. Food will be distributed to area food banks.

FREE WINE TASTING & INN B&B TOURS AT DEER CREEK WINERY — 3333 Soap Fat Rd., Shippenville. Come out to the winery & Inn B&B and get a tour and enjoy some free wine tasting. Only 15 minutes from Clarion. Free live music Friday – Sunday. Info: (814) 354-7392; www.DeerCreekWine.com

PAUL’S PUMPKIN PATCH — 395 Marks Lane, Fairmount City. Pick your own pumpkins at Paul’s Pumpkin Patch. We feature many varieties of pumpkins, squash, gourds and Indian corn. Activities include corn box, mini corn maze, barnyard zoo, mini fence maze and hayrides (Saturday and Sunday only). Cost is $5 per person. Hours: Wednesday-Thursday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1 – Gospel Music Night at Paul’s Pumpkin Patch at 5 p.m. Closed Monday & Tuesday. Info: (814) 365-5161; www.paulspumpkinpatch.com

SATURDAY, SEPT. 30

SATURDAYKICK-OFF CONCERT AND FIREWORKS — Clarion Mall. 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Featuring Six String Soldiers, sponsored by U.S. Army. Opening band Legends, sponsored by Clarion Builders Supply; Featuring Lauren Skelley with patriotic songs. Info: (814) 226-9161; info@clarionpa.com.

UNITED WAY OF CLARION COUNTY’S 33rd Annual 5K & 10K Race — Clarion University Stadium. Register 7 a.m; Race 9 a.m. Cash prizes awarded to top 3 male/females in each race. Info: (814) 226-8760; uwrace@verizon.net or runhigh.com

“PA STATE OLD TIME FIDDLERS’ CONTEST” — First United Methodist Church, 600 Wood St. Supporting sponsors are Kronospan U.S.A., Colony Homes, Commodore Homes, and Water Run Landing & In Home Solutions Plus. Registration begins at 9 a.m., Contest begins at 11 a.m. Sixth year of top-notch talent that will have you tapping your toes and dancing along. Info: www.thomasmusicstudio.com

ADVANCED DISPOSAL “TOUCH-A-TRUCK” – Clarion Mall. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Kids of all ages can get behind the wheel of big rigs, emergency vehicles, construction vehicles and more. Free family fun. Info: (814) 226-9161 or info@clarionpa.com

BIGFOOT COUNTRY& BAYADA PEDIATRIC HOME HEALTH “KIDS’ CARNIVAL” – Clarion Mall. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Kids will be able to enjoy games, activities, entertainment and fun for free. Info: (814) 226-9161 or info@clarionpa.com

WOLF’S AUTO OUTLET “POWER WHEELS® DERBY”- Clarion Mall parking lot beside JC Penney. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Kids can drive their favorite Power Wheels vehicle on a fun course. Event is free; children must bring their own Power Wheels vehicle to participate.

“SAFETY CITY” DEMONSTRATION sponsored by Central Electric Cooperative, Inc. – Clarion Mall. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Presentation of electrical safety for children. Info: (800) 521-0570; www.central.coop

CLARION PSYCHIATRIC CENTER CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT – In front of Courthouse; Registration 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Starts at 1 p.m. Info: (814) 226-9161 or info@clarionpa.com. Rain location: Clarion Mall.

59TH ANNUAL CLARION COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL ART SHOW OPENING RECEPTION-Main Street Senior Center, 516 Main St. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Join us for the Art Show Opening Reception, awards, and lecture. Info: davesentner@verizon.net; (814) 493-3113.

CLARION COUNTY FARMERS MARKET – Clarion Mall. Pumpkins, fall produce, eggs, vegetables, baked goods, local maple syrup and honey, meat and more! Check out Facebook for more information or email tara@burnsheritagefarm.com

SUNDAY, OCT. 1

BOUNTIFUL HARVEST PIE & BAKE SALE – Immaculate Conception School Front Parking Lot, Main Street. 8 a.m.-sell out. Homemade pies, baked delicacies. Proceeds benefit IC School PTO. Info: ceisenman@clarionichawks.net; (814) 226-8433 ext. 105

FLY-IN & DRIVE-IN BREAKFAST – Clarion County Airport, 395 Airport Rd., Shippenville. 8:30 a.m.-noon. Info: (814) 226-9993

“ALLEGHENY HEALTH NETWORK, HIGHMARK BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD, LIFEFLIGHT AUTORAMA CRUISE IN” – 2nd to 8th Avenue on Main Street. Noon-4 p.m. Sponsored in part by Brad Johnson Agency, Nationwide Insurance and S & T Bank. Parking begins at 9 a.m. Info: (814) 226-9161 or info@clarionpa.com

“BRAD JOHNSON AGENCY, NATIONWIDE INSURANCE MOTORCYCLE SHOW” – 7th Avenue to Weaver Place on Main Street. Noon-4 p.m. Parking begins at 9 a.m. A non-expired, non-perishable food item is required at registration to be eligible for judging. Info: (814) 226-9161 or info@clarionpa.com

MAIN STREET CENTER “SCOOT N’ BOOTS” LINE DANCERS- In front of Courthouse. Line Dancing & Couples Dancing – Open to public. 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Info: (814) 226-4194; kristiwolbert@yahoo.com.

CLARION COMMUNITY CHOIR POPS CONCERT – Hart Chapel, CUP Main Campus. 7 p.m. Join the Clarion Community Choir for an evening of song. Selections will include traditional and contemporary pieces, both sacred and secular. Info: (814) 319-6039. Admission: Donation

MONDAY, OCT. 2

COMMUNITY FIRST BANK & CLARION UNIVERSITY “CULTURAL NIGHT”- In front of Courthouse. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Cultural Night Introductions and Remarks followed by Jabali Afrika. The performance will include a unique mixture of fusion & traditional African rhythms, & original compositions on a wide variety of instruments and vocal harmonies. There will be a Meet and Greet after the show.

“MISS JUNIOR TEEN & MISS TEEN ALF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM” sponsored by UPMC Northwest – Clarion Area High School Auditorium, 219 Liberty St. 6:30 p.m. $12 admission. Tickets available at the Clarion Area Chamber, 650 Main St. Info: (814) 226-9161 or info@clarionpa.com

TUESDAY, OCT. 3

CLARION COUNTY COMMUNITY BANK “FOODSTOCK” – Clarion Mall. Noon-2 p.m. Help “RAM” Up the Food Banks. Join C93 & Sapphire Moon and receive a chair massage for a donation. Info: (814) 226-9161 or info@clarionpa.com

WOMEN’S HEALTHCARE OF CLARION & HEALTHY BEGINNINGS PEDIATRICS “KIDDIES PARADE” – 7th to 5th Avenue on Main Street. 6 p.m. Line up begins at Immaculate Conception Church parking lot. Info: (814) 226-9161 or info@clarionpa.com

COMMUNITY FIRST BANK & CLARION UNIVERSITY “CULTURAL NIGHT” – In front of Courthouse. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Clarion University Performance followed by the feature act of Russian Dance Troupe Barynya presenting Russian, Cossack, Ukranian, Jewish and Gypsy Roma traditional dancing, music, songs and virtuoso performances on instruments including the balalaika, garmoshka and balalaika contrabass. There will be a Meet and Greet after the show.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4

DOWNTOWN DEAL DAYS – Downtown Clarion, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

FIRE TRUCK RIDES – Clarion Fire & Hose Company #1. Fire truck rides for kids and parents. Snacks available for purchase (hot dogs, popcorn, soft drinks, water), 5 p.m. till dusk.

COMMUNITY FIRST BANK & CLARION UNIVERSITY “CULTURAL NIGHT” – In front of Courthouse. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Clarion University Performance followed by the Feature act “Saakumu,” one of the leading traditional/contemporary dance and music groups in Ghana, West Africa. There will be a Meet and Greet after the show.

“KARAOKE NIGHT” – In front of Courthouse. 8:30 .p.m-10 p.m. Karaoke Night, sponsored by Sherwin-Williams.

THURSDAY, OCT. 5

DOWNTOWN DEAL DAYS – Downtown Clarion, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

MEDIA DAY – Memorial Park Gazebo. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Clarion University Communication Department radio and television live broadcasting. Info: lfulton@clarion.edu

COMMUNITY FIRST BANK & CLARION UNIVERSITY “CULTURAL NIGHT”- In front of Courthouse. 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Clarion University Performance followed by the feature act “Chinese Acrobatics,” whose routines include contortions, foot juggling, plate spinning, Chinese yo-yo and group acrobatics. There will be a Meet and Greet after the show.

CLARION UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING “PEP RALLY” – In front of courthouse at 7 p.m. Homecoming Court will be announced and crowd will be introduced to various university groups and athletic teams. Info: uab@clarion.edu

FRIDAY, OCT. 6

KRONOSPAN U.S.A.”FARMERS & CRAFTERS DAY” – 2nd to 8th Avenue on Main Street. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Over 350 craft vendors will be displaying and selling items large and small in downtown Clarion.

ATA SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE – 8 a.m.-6 p.m., $1.25 per trip; Clarion University students and riders under age 6 and over age 65 ride free. Exact change only. Info: (814) 226-9161 or info@clarionpa.com

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PTO ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW – Immaculate Conception School Meisinger Center and Front Lawn, Main Street. 7 a.m.- 4 p.m. Info: (814) 226-8433 ext. 105; ceisenman@clarionichawks.net

I.C. CONCESSION STAND – Immaculate Conception School Cafeteria. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. or sell out. Homemade soups, sandwiches, baked goods, snacks, pop. Info: ceisenman@clarionichawks.net; (814) 226-8433 ext. 105

SPECIAL BINGO – Moose Lodge #101, 401 Grand Ave. Doors & kitchen open 5 p.m.; Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. $5 discount for non-perishable food donation. Food donations benefit Clarion County Community Bank FOODSTOCK. Info: (814) 226-7935

HOMECOMING HEADQUARTERS – Park Inn by Radisson; Catch up with fellow alumni and friends at Homecoming Headquarters, hosted by Clarion University Alumni Association. 6 p.m.-10 p.m.

ALF PARKING – Immaculate Conception School parking lots. Friday – all day. Saturday from 7 a.m. – noon. Proceeds benefit Immaculate Conception School P.T.O. Info: ceisenman@clarionichawks.net; (814) 226-8433 ext. 105

BRIGHTON – MARIANA – PANDORA – BARBOUR TRUNK SHOWS – F.L. Crooks & Co. The representatives will be present to talk about these wonderful companies and answer questions that you might have. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Info: www.flcrooks.com or FLCrooks on Facebook.

SATURDAY, OCT. 7

CLARION WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S – Clarion County Courthouse Lawn. 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. The world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimers care, support, and research. Info: (814) 456-9200, sgiammarise@alz.org or act.alz.org/clarion2017.

ATA SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE – 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $ 1.25 per trip; Clarion University students and riders under age 6 and over age 65 ride Free. Exact change only. Info: 814-226-9161 or info@clarionpa.com

CLARION COUNTY FARMERS MARKET – Clarion Mall. Pumpkin, eggs, vegetables, baked goods, local maple syrup and honey, meat and more! Check out Facebook for more information regarding times and dates!

CLARION UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION HOMECOMING PARADE RECEPTION -Hart Chapel Parking Lot; Join the CUAA before the parade for fun family activities, music and more! 10 a.m. – noon. Info: (814) 393-2572

CLARION HOSPITAL “TOURNAMENT OF LEAVES PARADE” – Parade steps-off at noon. Sponsored in part by Burns & Burns Associates, Inc., Clarion Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center and Shippenville Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Colony Homes, Commodore Homes, McDonald’s, Park Inn by Radisson, Structural Modulars Inc., Water Run Landing and In Home Solutions. VIP Brunch sponsored by Chartwells Dining

EAGLE END ZONE ALUMNI PARTY – Clarion University Memorial Stadium, beginning at 1 p.m. Come to the Eagle Endzone and join fellow alumni in cheering our Golden Eagles to homecoming victory. Game ticket required for entry to event. Info: (814) 393-2572

CLARION UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME – Come out and watch the Golden Eagles take on the Seton Hill Griffins. Info: (814) 393-2423.

SEIDLE CHEVROLET-BUICK-GMC “WILD WORLD OF ANIMALS SHOW” – 4 p.m., in front of the Courthouse.

FIRST UNITED NATIONAL BANK “OLDIES CONCERT” – In front of Courthouse. 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Oldies by “American Pie”

ALF PARKING – Immaculate Conception School parking lots. Friday – all day. Saturday from 7 a.m. – noon. Proceeds benefit Immaculate Conception School P.T.O. Info: ceisenman@clarionichawks.net; (814) 226-8433 ext. 105

SUNDAY, OCT. 8

CENTRAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. “ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW” – 2nd to 5th Avenue on Main Street. Noon-5 p.m. Live music provided by The Route 8 Band. Info: (814) 226-9161 or info@clarionpa.com

PNC BANK”JUNIOR OLYMPICS” – Clarion University Stadium. 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Open to Clarion County children ages 5-12. Sponsored in part by Clarion University. Info: (814) 226-9161 or info@clarionpa.com

 

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