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Thursday April 05, 2012
Start: 9:00 am

A seminar is planned for Thursday, April 5, for business owners interested in learning what business assistance programs are available for their companies. Speakers from the state, federal, regional and local programs will be on hand. The program begins at 9 a.m. and adjourns at noon. For more information or to register, contact Joe Cramer at joc@nwcommission.org or call (814)677-4800 ext. 113. Registration deadline, March 26.

Friday April 06, 2012
Start: 7:12 pm
Start: 7:12 pm
End: 7:12 pm

The Franklin Civic Operetta Association will present Titanic The Musical at Barrow-Civic Theatre, April 6, 7, 13, 14, & 15. www.barrowtheatre.com

Saturday April 07, 2012
End: 7:12 pm
Start: 7:12 pm
End: 7:12 pm

The Franklin Civic Operetta Association will present Titanic The Musical at Barrow-Civic Theatre, April 6, 7, 13, 14, & 15. www.barrowtheatre.com

Start: 11:00 am

Cross Creek Resort will hold lunch with the Easter Bunny at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7. Adults, $9; Children 6-11, $8.95; Children 5 & under, free. Reservations required by calling (814)827-9611.

Sunday April 08, 2012
Start: 11:00 am

Seatings are available at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for an Easter Buffet at The Commons at Franklin. $17.95 for adults, $15.95 for seniors, $7.95 for children ages 6-10, children 5 and under free. Leg of Lamb, Baked Virginia Ham, Beef Tips Bourguignon, New England Style Baked Cod, Autumn Country Chicken Breast, Vegetable Lasagna and lots more! Reservations only, (814)437-7771.

(all day)

Cross Creek Resort is taking reservations for its Easter Brunch Buffet, set for 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8. Adults, $17.95; Children 6-11, $8.95; Children 5 and under, free. Reservations are required by calling (814)827-9611.

Friday April 13, 2012
Start: 5:00 pm

Healthy Kids Day at the Franklin YMCA will be held Friday, April 13th from 5-8 PM. It’s free to the public and includes fun and games for kids of all ages. If you have any questions, you can contact Eli Lenk at the Franklin YMCA, (814)432-2138.

Start: 7:13 pm
Start: 7:13 pm
End: 7:13 pm

The Franklin Civic Operetta Association will present Titanic The Musical at Barrow-Civic Theatre, April 6, 7, 13, 14, & 15. www.barrowtheatre.com

Saturday April 14, 2012
(all day)
Start: 7:13 pm
End: 7:13 pm

The Franklin Civic Operetta Association will present Titanic The Musical at Barrow-Civic Theatre, April 6, 7, 13, 14, & 15. www.barrowtheatre.com

Start: 10:00 am

Bring your personal documents fto Galaxy FCU for their 4th annual community shred day Saturday, April 14th, from 10 a.m. to Noon. Shredding will be done on site in the parking lot at 1313 Liberty Street in Franklin. This event is open to anyone in the community and done in a joint partnership with Galaxy FCU and Vantage Document Services.

Start: 4:30 pm

The Commons will host a 100th Anniversary Titanic Dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 14, where diners will enjoy the same cuisine served on the Titanic's fateful voyage. There will be a six course meal, champagne toast. Cocktail attire required. $30 per person, plus gratuity and beverages. Reservations can be made by calling (814) 437-7771.

1ST COURSE: Wild mushroom consommé, toasted barley, burnoose vegetables
2ND COURSE: Smoked salmon mousseline on cucumber, crème fraiche and chive
3RD COURSE: Roast sirloin, chateau potatoes, demi glace

Sunday April 15, 2012
End: 7:13 pm
Start: 7:13 pm
End: 7:13 pm

The Franklin Civic Operetta Association will present Titanic The Musical at Barrow-Civic Theatre, April 6, 7, 13, 14, & 15. www.barrowtheatre.com

Start: 1:30 pm

David Monrean will present a musical program on his Wersi Spectra Electronic Organ at DeBence Antique Music World located at 1261 Liberty Street in Franklin on Sunday, April 15, at 1:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend the concert thanks to a grant from the Rees Foundation. For more information please contact DeBence Antique Music World at 814-432-8350.

Wednesday April 18, 2012
Start: 7:00 pm

Anne Lamott writes and speaks about subjects that begin with capital letters: Alcoholism, Motherhood, Jesus. But armed with a self-effacing humor - she is laugh-out-loud funny - and ruthless honesty, Lamott converts her subjects into enchantment. Anne will perform at Clarion University-Venango Campus at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18.

Thursday April 19, 2012
Start: 5:00 pm

Liberty Galleria at 1255 Liberty Street will host a Business After Hours networking event from 5-7 p.m. Call (814)432-5823 to RSVP.

Start: 7:00 pm

The Historic Franklin Preservation Association will present Margo Mong, who will discuss "The Last Bugle Sounded" an illustrated lecture telling stories of the lives of the Civil War Veterans buried in Franklin Cemetery, at the Franklin Public Library, second floor, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Friday April 20, 2012
Start: 7:30 am

The Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Legislative Affairs Breakfast on Friday, April 20, featuring Scott Hutchinson, R. Lee James, Thomas Myers and Randall Smith.
Hutchinson is running unopposed for the Pennsylvania State Senate seat that will be vacated by State Sen. Mary Jo White. James, Myers and Smith are the candidates for Hutchinson’s 64th District State Representative seat.

Start: 7:00 pm

St. Patrick School will hold a Night at the Races at 8 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Franklin. If you would like to purchase a horse, contact the school at (814)432-8689. Purchases must be made by April 13.

Start: 7:00 pm

The Commons will present standup comedians Scott Long and Mike Stankiewicz starting at 8 p.m. Friday, April 20. Buffet dinner at 7 p.m. Dinner and show, $20, show only, $10. For reservations call (814)437-7771.

Saturday April 21, 2012
Start: 9:00 am

Join the March for Babies on Saturday, April 21. Registration is at 9 a.m. at University of Pittsburgh - Titusville, Student Union Gymnasium. For more details and information, call (814)827-4427 or email wencil@pitt.edu.

Start: 5:30 pm

Wine & Dine tasting at Gateway Lodge, Saturday, April 21, by Reservation at 5:30 or 8 p.m. Five-course chef tasting dinner prepared by Executive Chef John Georgvich
with wine pairings and live jazz music by Jazz Lite. Call 800-843-6862 to Reserve
$99 per couple for dinner or included in the Wine & Dine Weekend Package.
Wine pairings are an additional $25 per person. Please make entrée selections prior to event.

Start: 7:30 pm

The Annual Medical Musical Review will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Barrow-Civic Theatre. Tickets include a pre-show party at 6:30 p.m. For tickets call 1-800-537-7769 or visit www.barrowtheatre.com.

Start: 10:00 pm

The Bricks presents the Junction, PA band live on April 21st! 10PM - 1AM, 21+, no cover!

Sunday April 22, 2012
Start: 3:00 pm

HOLeY Jeans will hold its annual concert "Here We Are" at Barrow-Civic Theatre, 3 p.m.

Tuesday April 24, 2012
(all day)

On April 24 at Restoration Herbs, Sonja will be giving a demonstration of lasagna gardening from 2.00pm to 4.00pm or thereabouts. Be prepared to get dirty! Then from 6:30 to 8 p.m. that evening she’ll be talking about heirloom tomatoes and peppers, their superiority to hybrids, the many varieties and how to grow them. For more information or to register, call (814) 374-4119 or email Basil@RestorationHerbs.com.

Thursday April 26, 2012
Start: 12:00 pm

You are invited to Talk Herbs on April 26 with Leslie and Deb at the Franklin Public Library from noon to 1 p.m.

Start: 4:30 pm

LeGoullon Counseling Services will have an open house from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at 526 12th Street in Franklin. Come see what services Julie LeGoullon, MSW, LSW, offers and enjoy beverages and hors d'oeuvres.

Start: 6:00 pm

50th Anniversary Founders Dinner
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Robert W. Rhoades Center

Saturday April 28, 2012
Start: 9:00 am
Start: 2:00 pm
End: 2:00 pm

VARHA will hold its 8th annual Treasure Sale on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. New this year is a two-day "Pickers' Sale" on Monday, April 30 from noon to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All items will be 50% off during the special sale days.

Start: 9:00 am

Franklin/Grove City Y-Not Tune Up Race, Run/Walk 5K, April 28, at Lake Wilhelm Bike Trail
Registration, 9 a.m., race starts at 10 a.m. Awards will be 1st – 3rd Overall runners and walkers. 1st overall master runners, 1st – 3rd medals for age groups. A new division has been added for Parent/child and also Family. Kid’s Fun Run and Kid’s obstacle Course.
Early Registration is a must for a T-shirt after April 16. Cost for Early Registration:

Start: 1:00 pm

Oil Region MS Walk, Bandstand Park, Downtown Franklin. This event is held to raise awareness and funding to fight Multiple Sclerosis. Registration is at 1 p.m. The walk begins at 1:30.

Start: 3:00 pm

Join Restoration Herbs on April 28, for a workshop on Stress and Anxiety hosted by Leslie from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. We serve light refreshments at all our workshops and as a reminder: anyone who has ordered plants from us is entitled to $5 off any workshop.

Start: 4:00 pm

The Franklin Rotary Club's annual Rifle Raffle will be held Saturday, April 28, from 4-7 p.m. at the Franklin Elks Club.

Start: 6:00 pm

The Allegheny Grille will host comedians Trina Hess, Sally Chopping and Evan Dewitt for an evening of comedy on April 28. Pre-dinner cochtails, 6 p.m., buffet dinner, 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30. Tickets are $30 per person in advance, $35 on the day of the show, drinks not included. For reservations, call (724)659-5701.

Sunday April 29, 2012
(all day)
Start: 2:00 pm
End: 2:00 pm

VARHA will hold its 8th annual Treasure Sale on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. New this year is a two-day "Pickers' Sale" on Monday, April 30 from noon to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All items will be 50% off during the special sale days.

Monday April 30, 2012
(all day)
Start: 2:00 pm
End: 2:00 pm

VARHA will hold its 8th annual Treasure Sale on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. New this year is a two-day "Pickers' Sale" on Monday, April 30 from noon to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All items will be 50% off during the special sale days.

Start: 7:00 pm

Franklin High School Jazz Festival, FHS Auditorium, Monday, April 30, 7 p.m.

Tuesday May 01, 2012
End: 2:00 pm
Start: 2:00 pm
End: 2:00 pm

VARHA will hold its 8th annual Treasure Sale on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. New this year is a two-day "Pickers' Sale" on Monday, April 30 from noon to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All items will be 50% off during the special sale days.

Thursday May 03, 2012
Start: 5:00 pm

BNI Oil Valley Chapter will host a joint Business After Hours Mixer from 5-7 p.m. May 3, at The Commons at Franklin. Please call (814)432-5823 to RSVP for one of your best networking opportunities.

Start: 6:00 pm

Deer Creek Winery's Cranberry Mall location will be featuring the work of the talented Jan Knorr, a multi-disciplinary artist, our Art Opening on Thursday, May 3rd from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. It's sure to be a great time!

Saturday May 05, 2012
Start: 8:11 am
Start: 8:11 am
End: 8:11 am

2012 Birdfest will be held Saturday, May 5 through Sunday May 6 in Foxburg. Saturday - morning birding tours, evening owl prowel, grassland bird calls, keynote speaker will be Jason Hill, who will discuss his current research findings regarding population dynamics of grassland breeding sparrows and their relationship to habitat created by reclaimed surface mines in PA. Sunday - birding tour at the Mount Zion/Piney Tract important bird area near Sligo, which houses rare and unique grassland breeding sparrows.

Start: 9:00 am
Start: 8:14 am
End: 8:14 am

The 12th Annual May Garden Mart, hosted by the Franklin Gardeners Association will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and May 6 in Fountain Park, Downtown Franklin. Booths will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Come find everything you need for your garden - perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, conifers, shrubs, gardening products, vegetables, herbs, trees, and ideas. There will also be children's activities, food and a Chinese raffle.

Start: 10:00 am

Enjoy a delicious breakfast amid the splendor of the Tiffany Window Collection at St. John's Church. Hear the fascinating story of Tiffany Studios and its founder, along with a presentation by the church window docents. There will also be a special guest appearance. Saturday, May 5, 2012, from 10 a.m. to noon at St. John's, 1145 Buffalo Street, Franklin. Donation $20 per person. Tickets are available by calling (814)432-5161.

Start: 5:00 pm

The Arts Co-Op is offering a Hip Hop Master Class (four classes). Registration is May 5th at 5pm. Classes are May 5, May 6, May 12, and May 13 (Saturdays and Sundays); 5:30-6:30pm Beginner level; 6:30-7:30pm Intermediate/Advanced Level. $45.00 registration fee for the four-class series. Or take individual classes for $15.00 an hour. Each class session is one hour long. All four sessions are included in the $45.00 registration fee.
Call 814 671-9072 to register in advance or register at 5pm May 5th at The Arts Co-Op, 1219 Liberty Street, Franklin PA, 16323.


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