Looking for a fun event for Easter weekend? Join in an adult Easter egg hunt in downtown Foxburg. Hundreds of colorful plastic eggs will be planted outdoors in four different garden settings around various buildings and shops in Foxburg. Each egg will contain a “prize” from trinket to valuable, redeemable discount coupons or a raffle ticket for the Grand Prize of the day worth $100 dollars or more. The more eggs one finds the more chances to win.
The adult hunt will begin at 3:00 PM. Participants are asked to register at the Sign in Table in front of the Foxburg Library and contribute a $2.00? donation to The Foxburg Free Library Sustainability Fund. Since some of the prizes and coupons are alcohol related all Eggers should be 21 years of age. Seniors over 70 will get a head start. Egg hunt will last for an hour or as long as supply of eggs last.
The hunt will occur rain or shine, so bring umbrellas and rain gear if inclement weather. Grand drawing will be held around 4:00 PM near the Library.
Have you experienced enough of Winter? Are you looking for something to shake off those indoor blues and give you a sure sign that Spring is coming? A series of inspiring performances can surely be part of the cure! Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts (ARCA) will present familiar and new artists on the 2014 Spring performance schedule worth stepping out for.
This year, we get to enjoy a long St. Patrick’s Day weekend and you can kick it off with a return performance by an audience favorite, Carnival of Souls, led by Emlenton’s own Brian Lowry. This group of eight musicians, who have performed together for nearly twenty years, uses a wide variety of Irish traditional and non-traditional instruments that one could find in a pub in Dublin. Instead of traveling overseas, you can find them right down the road in Foxburg’s Lincoln Hall on Friday, March, 14 at 7:00 PM. Tickets: Adults $10, Students $5.
Did you know that much of popular music traces its roots back in time to none other than the well-known Johann Sebastian Bach? New to ARCA audiences is the nationally recognized and world traveled Chatham Baroque with a program entitled “Bach and Beyond”. This three-member ensemble performs on instruments of Bach’s period. Adding to the experience, they will speak about their instruments and the music to be performed during the concert. In honor of Bach’s birthday, enjoy a post-concert celebration with the artists and have a slice of cake with coffee! Lincoln Hall, Sunday, March 30 at 2:00 PM. Tickets: Adults $25, ARCA Members $20, Students $10
The Ragtime era took America by storm, epitomized by the well-known Scott Joplin. One still hears the energy of this music on TV and in movie scores. The Allegheny City Ragtime Orchestra, led by Tom Roberts, makes its first appearance at Lincoln Hall on Saturday, April 12 at 7:00 PM. Tom has done extensive research on this popular form and has expertly arranged the music for this ensemble. He has designed a program that promises to inform as well as entertain. Tickets: Adults $25, ARCA Members $20, Students $10
ARCA is always searching for new, young, talented performers. Having just performed a recital at New York’s Lincoln Center, Alvin Zhu, Classical Pianist, will showcase big romantic style in works by Rachmaninoff, Chopin and others on our own Lincoln Hall Steinway, Sunday, April 27, at 2:00 PM. Alvin has won numerous awards and competitions, has been a featured artist on NPR and has been heard world wide in recital and as a soloist with orchestras in the United States, Canada and China. His list of teachers and mentors is a who’s who of the piano world. Tickets: Adults $25, ARCA Members $20, Students $10.
Returning by popular demand, nationally acclaimed Dane Vannatter and Friends will offer an intimate Cabaret Evening of song and jazz on the Lincoln Hall stage, Saturday, May 17 at 7:00 PM. Well-known for his glorious voice and stylistic interpretations, Dane has appeared in established cabaret venues on the East Coast. An addition to Dane’s world-class jazz quartet will be Michael Tomaro, renowned saxophonist. Lincoln Hall itself will be aglow with nightclub cabaret-style seating and candlelight, a perfect setting for a relaxing night out. Wine and cheese will be served. Because cabaret seating is limited, please call to reserve in advance.
Tickets: Adults $25, ARCA Members $20
ARCA is committed to presenting quality artistic experiences in our region and invites you to these upcoming events. Consider joining as a 2014 Member for as low as $25, entitling you to a discount on select ARCA events. If you are interested in becoming an ARCA volunteer, please contact us. Visit our website at www.alleghenyriverstone.org for a listing of events and more information about these performances. To reserve tickets in advance, please call 724-659-3153 or email ARCA at email@example.com. See you at Lincoln Hall!
This Saturday, February 15th 2014, The Maridon Museum in Butler will be holding their annual dinner. The monies raised for this event helps the Museum to continue in it’s mission to provide a cultural center to the Butler Community in the form of educational programs, exhibits, and events. There will be a basket raffle as well.
For more information on The Maridon Museum, you can visit their website here.
There is still time. Please get those votes in for your favorite photo. Go to Go Foxburg on Facebook and vote for your favorite couple. Our Valentine’s Day contest has had a wonderful turn out. We would like to say thank-you to everyone who has participated. Just a friendly reminder to let everyone know that voting ends on Friday, February 7 at midnight. If your picture is behind on votes, you still have time to round up some friends and friends of friends. If you are ahead, remember it’s not over yet. Expand your lead. Good Luck to everybody and we will see one lucky couple on Valentine’s Day weekend!
Every February 14, across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint, and where did these traditions come from? February has long been considered a month of romance. St. Valentine’s Day as we know it has roots and both Christian and ancient Roman traditions. One legend states that a Roman Emperor banned soldiers from marrying in the third century, but St. Valentine did not agree. He performed marriages in secret and was executed for his rebellion. Another version of events is that the holiday stems from the annual Pagan celebration named Lupercalia. During this ritual men stripped naked, grabbed goat or dog skinned whips and spanked young maidens in hopes of increasing their fertility. This was held every year on February 15 and remained well into the fifth century A.D.
No matter what you believe about the origins of the holiday, there is no question that it is a day for love and romance. It is a day of flowers, candy and dinner reservations. If you don’t already have plans made for Valentine’s day weekend, here is an idea; Come to Foxburg! You can have a romantic dinner for two at The Allegheny Grille, a bottle of your favorite wine from Foxburg Wine Cellars and chocolate treats from Divani Chocolate. Don’t want to drive back home? Make it a night in a beautiful river view room at The Foxburg Inn Hotel. Treat your loved one to breakfast or lunch at Foxburg Pizza. They have heart shaped pizza for the occasion! Call us at 724-659-3116 for more information. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!
Looking for something to do this Valentine’s Day weekend? Here in Foxburg, we appreciate our loyal guests. As a way of saying “Thank You” one lucky couple is going to win a FREE Valentine’s Day get away in Foxburg!! All you have to do is win our Valentine’s day photo contest. You will receive many great prizes from all of the businesses here in the beautiful Foxburg, PA. Details will be posted on Go Foxburg’s Facebook page starting Monday, January 27, 2014.
One month ago, Larry Cratty was diagnosed with Stomach Cancer that has metastasized to his liver. He is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment and to offset some of his medical costs, family, friends and loved ones will be holding a benefit on January 25, 2014 at the Parker House Hotel.
This benefit will be held from 1pm – 8pm. There will be a Chinese Auction and 50/50 Drawing.
For more information or questions, please contact Sally Cratty at (724)399-9996 or Tracy Carpenter at (814)319-2043
Having the winter blues? Come stay with us here in Foxburg and keep warm. Take advantage of our Mini-Vacation rate Sunday-Thursday night and stay in one of our Suites! 2 person jacuzzi tub and a fireplace, what more could you want?
Even upgrade your Mini-Vacation to a Girlfriend’s Getaway and get your room complete with a Wine Basket of your choosing.