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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.

Sunday May 06, 2012
End: 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.

End: 8:14 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.

Thursday May 10, 2012
Start: 6:00 pm

Saint Patrick School will sponsor a second Adult Information Night on Thursday, May 10, from 6:00 to 7:30 in Dion Auditorium. Among the many topics will be the school’s preschool program, math and Spanish programs, the multiage classrooms, and financial aid. Teachers will be on hand to assist with the evening’s presentation and to answer questions. This night is free and open to the general public. Questions? - call the school at 432-8689.

(all day)

The Venango Museum of Art, Science & Industry will host two tours of the Sibley Mansion. The first will be at 2 p.m. and the second at 6 p.m. Each will include watching a DVD presentation, a guided tour, and refreshments. The cost is $20 per person and advance reservations are required.

Friday May 11, 2012
Start: 7:00 pm

Venango Catholic High School students will perform their own original poetry and music beginning at 7 p.m. at the school cafeteria. The event is free and open to the public, and literary journals including the students' work will be available for purchase.

Start: 7:14 pm
Start: 7:14 pm
End: 7:14 pm

Franklin Civic Operetta Association will present The Graduate at Barrow-Civic Theatre May 11, 12, 18, 19, 20. www.barrowtheatre.com

Saturday May 12, 2012
End: 7:14 pm
Start: 7:14 pm
End: 7:14 pm

Franklin Civic Operetta Association will present The Graduate at Barrow-Civic Theatre May 11, 12, 18, 19, 20. www.barrowtheatre.com

Start: 12:00 pm

The Historic Franklin Preservation Association will present its annual preservation luncheon and awards ceremony on May 12, location to be announced.

Start: 5:30 pm

First Baptist Church, 1041 Liberty Street, Franklin, will host a musical event featuring classical, love songs, and sacred music at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., program begins at 6:30. Donations will be accepted in support of Performing Arts Ministry. Performers will include: Dennis Geib, Kevin Downey and Tammi Dahl, Nicholas Nasibyan and more.

Sunday May 13, 2012
Start: 8:00 am

The Bricks will be serving up specials all day!

Bring her in for a delicious breakfast – on us! Just buy one breakfast at regular price and get Mom’s free!

Or bring her in for dinner - we’ll be serving up Tender Pot Roast Sandwiches – juicy, fall off the bone roast, served on grilled Texas Toast with mashed potatoes all smothered in gravy and served with a side salad.
Just $9.99!

Try it with a delicious Strawberry Daiquiri!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our wonderful Moms out there!

(all day)

ABC Pregnancy Center will hold a Baby Bottle Boomerang from Mothers Day thru Fathers Day (May 13th thru June 17th). Bottles will be available on or before Mothers Day, May 13th
please fill with your contributions (change, cash or checks payable to ABC Pregnancy Center) and return on Fathers Day, June 17th. Questions may be addressed to ABC at (814) 432-2229.

Thursday May 17, 2012
Start: 9:00 am

Responsible and Responsive Bidding Workshop at Clarion SBDC

Puzzled by government contract bidding? Participants will be supplied with many forms that make estimating and bidding easier. Workshop topics include:

Definitions of terms used in proposals and bidding
Key steps to take before you begin estimating
How to review and break down the material in a proposal
How to package a bid
Learn the secrets of the estimating trade
Tips to help you make good decisions when formulating bids

Start: 12:00 pm

Monthly card party from noon to 3 p.m. Cost is $8 per person, including lunch. Reservations can be made for tables of four but singles are welcome and will be paired with others. There will also be a Chinese auction and 50/50.

Start: 5:00 pm

St. John's Episcopal Church will host a Business After Hours networking event from 5-7 p.m. Call (814)432-5823 to RSVP.

Start: 7:00 pm

The 2012 Oil Heritage Region Historic Preservation Awards will be presented at 7 p.m. at the Christ United Methodist Church in downtown Franklin. Awards are presented each year in recognition of preservation of the built environment. A program by local historian Carolee Michener, "Venango County's Involvement in the Civil War," will be presented. Free. Refreshments will be served. For more information call the Oil Region Alliance at 800-483-6264, ext. 110.

Friday May 18, 2012
Start: 9:00 am

Responding to Pennsylvania Solicitations Online, SBDC workshop

Participants will be supplied with screenshots that make responding to solicitations online - easier! More and more, bidders in the marketplace are being asked to submit bids electronically. This is becoming a trend in state government as well. Through this workshop, participants will:

Understand the process of submitting an online bid to the Commonwealth of PA
Receive step-by-step instructions for submitting bids through the PA Supplier Portal

Start: 7:16 pm
Start: 7:16 pm
End: 7:16 pm

Franklin Civic Operetta Association will present The Graduate at Barrow-Civic Theatre May 11, 12, 18, 19, 20. www.barrowtheatre.com


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