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Bag Bingo Bonanza - April 20

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Celebrate Women’s Appreciation Night with Dinner, Drinks, and Bag Bingo Bonanza – April 20

St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a gala celebration of women on Friday, April 20 with dinner and bingo, where you can win Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Michael Kors, & Patricia Nash designer handbags valued at $200 – $600! Tickets are $50 and include dinner and beverages, plus 16 regular games (handbags); 1 early bird (handbag); 4 specials (handbags); 4 door prizes (wristlets & wallets). Optional games: Mystery Number, $1; Jackpot, $5 for most valuable bag. Only 250 advance tickets will be sold, so get yours today. Click here for details!

Help Cricket Wireless Support The Gateway Humane Society

Please stop in to one of our 3 locations in DuBois, St. Marys, or Punxsutawney to help us contribute to the Gateway Humane Society, a registered, licensed PA non-profit, no-kill animal shelter located just outside of Falls Creek, PA. For each item donated you will receive 20% off accessory purchases. Call 814-299-7159, 814-245-2494, or814-246-4600 for more info!

Stackpole-Hall Summer Jobs Program Applications Now Available

Summer Jobs Program applications are now available at www.stackpolehall.org under the Summer Jobs section. Students must be residents of Elk County and attending an approved higher education institution for the Fall Semester of 2018. The website contains complete eligibility information along with a list of employers and jobs available. All jobs are with Elk County non-profit organizations. Students should download and complete the application forms and send them directly to the employers as soon as possible since employers may begin hiring at their discretion. Students may work from May 6 through August 11, and will earn $8.00 per hour for up to 480 hours during the summer. Over the past 33 years, the Foundation has provided more than 3,600 jobs and committed almost $4.5 million to this program.

St. Marys Sportsmen’s Club Seeking Donations for New Pistol Range.

Our present combined rifle/pistol ranges are used by our membership, local police departments, club tournaments and are very busy. The new 75′ x 150′ range, to be built following N.R.A. specifications, will be handicapped accessible and will include concrete walk-ways, a covered firing point, and shooters’ choice of steel or paper targets.  Total project cost is $30,000. We have collected $16,900 through the generosity of local organizations but need the remaining $13,100 to complete the project. Donations of $500 or more will be recognized on a large plaque to be placed at the new range. All contributions are truly appreciated. The St. Marys Sportsmen’s Club is a 501 C3 tax exemption organization.

Upcoming Community Events


ECCOTA Presents Show White Awoke: An Artists Perspective

date, time & location: Exhibit at ECCOTA Gallery in Ridgway, April 5 – May 6; Reception on April 13 from 5 – 8 PM in gallery
description: A multi-media exhibit featuring the work of Julie Mader, the presentation will include her interpretation of garden and woodland flowers with a salute to her love of reading and favorite childhood stories. Reception on Friday, April 13 from 5-8PM in the ECCOTA Sales Gallery at 237 Main St., Ridgway.


An Evening of Poetry: Poetry Reading Event at ECCOTA

date, time & location: April 20, 5:30-8:30PM, at Elk County Council On the Arts, 237 Main St, Ridgway, PA
description: Everyone is welcome to join us in celebration of National poetry Month for an evening of poetry reading. This will be a free-flowing event where anyone may step up to the podium whenever they feel moved to do so. No judgement and no pressure. We will not monitor content, but the event is open to all ages so please be aware of the audience. Listeners welcome!


Annual Craft and Home Brew Beer Event To Benefit the United Way

date, time & location: April 21, 6:30-9:30PM at the Edgewood
description: The annual Brewfest that benefits the St. Marys Area United Way campaign will be held on April 21st from 6:30-9:30 at the Edgewood in St. Marys. Pre-ordered tickets are $20, or if you want to pay at the door, the price is $25. Tickets include beer sampling, the chance to talk to local homebrewers, light snacks with hot food available for purchase, and live entertainment by JB Unplugged! Only 300 tickets will be sold. This event helps to support the 14 nonprofit agencies that the United Way partnered with for the 2017.campaign, and will help us continue this vital work in 2018. For further information contact Heather Conrad at 814-594-2339 or by email at hconrad@smauw.org.

APRIL 27 & 28

Sacred Heart Parish Annual Garage Sale

date, time & location: April 27 from 8AM-4PM, and April 28 from 8AM-1PM at Sacred Heart Parish.
description: Please save your clean, gently used treasures and bring them to Sacred Heart on the following drop-off dates: April 18, 9AM-1PM; April 19, 6-8 PM; April 23, 9AM – 1PM; April 24, 6-8 PM. Use the side entrance, the elevator, or the rear entrance. We will not accept clothing, large furniture, exercise equipment, electronics, tires, or consoles. For more info call Nancy at 781-6439 or 594-4814.


Comedy Night For Memorial Park

date, time & location: April 28 at Edgewood Hall; doors openn at 6:30PM, show starts at 7:30PM
description: The St. Marys Area Education Association proudly presents Comedy Night For Memorial Park on Saturday, April 28 at Edgewood Hall. Doors open at 6:30 PM, show starts at 7:30 PM. $15 donation – BYOB! Must be 21 or over to attend. 50-50 raffle & Gift Basket Auction! Tickets on sale at all St. Marys Area School District Schools, or call Heather at 814-594-1526.


National Day of Prayer

date, time, & location: Thursday May 3, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the United Methodist Church Pavilion at 871 S. Michael Rd, St Marys, PA
description: Clergy and county leaders from around the county will host a time of prayer and music for our towns, townships, county, state, and nation. Everyone is welcome to this ecumenical event to lift up our communities to God Almighty

MAY 3 & 4

Sacred Heart Social Committee First Friday Bread Sale

date, time, & location: Pick up at the Parish Center Social Hall on May 3 from 3-6PM and May 4 from 10AM – 2PM or until sold out.
description: Raisin, White, or Rye loaf: $3.50 lg., $2.50 sm. * Banana Nut or Zucchini Nut Bread – $4/lg., $2/sm.
Cinnamon Rolls – $6 doz. * Wedding Soup – $5/qt. * Hoagies $2 ea. * 4 Bean Salad – $4/qt. * Ambrosia – $3/pt.
Please order ahead so you don’t miss out! Orders will be accepted until 4PM Wednesday. Please call 834-7861 #1 or 834-3698.

MAY 4 & 5

Hoss’s Steak & Sea Fundraiser for St. Marys Municipal Airport

date, time & location: May 4 & 5 at Hoss’s Steak & Sea in St. Marys, from opening till closing
description: Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea is partnering with St. Marys Municipal Airport for a fundraising venture. On May 4 & 5, go to Hoss’s and present one of their “Cash Cow Cards” with your order and they will contribute 20% of your pre-tax bill to our airport! Cash Cow Cards are available at the Airport office and at the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce. You may choose to phone 834-4671 to place a mail request. One ticket per check, but dine as frequently as you like on both days!


50s/60s Sock Hop Dance, Show & Buffet

date, time & location: Edgewood Hall, May 5 – doors open at 6:30, buffet at 7, dance & show 8 – 11 PM.
description: Dress up optional! BYOB. Featuring the band Happy Days! Must be 21 years old to attend. Advanced tickets $30 per person, includes buffet, dance, show, non-alcohol drinks and tax. Menu: butter garlic chicken, roast beef, pasta and meatballs, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetable, salad, rolls and dessert! For more information and tickets call 814-335-2963. Assigned seating.

MAY 17, 18, 19

Community Nurses Annual Used Book Sale

date, time & location: The Annual Used Book sale will be held at Sacred Heart Parish on May 17 and 18 (9 am – 6 pm) and 19 (9 am to 1 PM). Books may be donated on May 14, 15 (9 AM – 6 PM), and 16 (9 AM – 1 PM).
description: We accept hardback/paperback books, children’s books, large print books, audio books, puzzles & games, music CDs, and DVDs. We don’t accept books with any damage, encyclopedias, cassettes, 8-tracks, VHS, home recorded videos, weekly magazines, or text books.

Rock, Roll & Remember, A Tribute To American Bandstand

date, time & location: May 17, 18 & 19 at The Royal Inn in Ridgway, starting at 6 PM each evening
description: The Concert Choir of Elk County will present “Rock, Roll, & Remember, A Tribute to American Bandstand” at the Royal Inn, Ridgway, PA on May 17, 18 & 19 beginning at 6 PM each evening. Entree choices include stuffed pork chop, chicken Francese, and stuffed haddock. You MUST call the Royal by Tuesday, May 8 with your entree choice and ticket number. Tickets will go on sale begining April 2 and can be purchased at The Village Peddler, Cliffe’s in Ridgway, and Constables in Johnsonburg, Price is $30.

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