Events

Local Companies to Present “Katharina Von Bora,” an Original Opera

The New Castle Lyric Opera, in collaboration with Opera Westminster, will present the premiere performance of the pop opera “Katharina von Bora” on November 7th. The opera was composed by Mihai Valcu, resident opera conductor at Westminster College, with a libretto by William Zeiger. It will be performed in English. The cast includes both Westminster students and talented vocalists from the region. Katharina von Bora, a former nun who became the wife of Martin Luther, was an important figure in the early history of the Protestant Church. She was a primary source of inspiration and support for her husband, and…


Class of 1954 October Meeting

Pudue LaCava hosted the Lincoln Class of 1954, “Life is a Beach” committee at her Mt Vernon Drive home on Thursday, October 15 at 4 p.m. The session began with lunch made and provided by committee. A pasta salad made by Paul Abraham was accompanied by ham, vegetables, and fruit trays. “Pinky” Maielli provided a pumpkin pie type dessert. James Gillespie reported on fundraising and distributed October tickets. They are available from committee members or by contacting LaCava. Clemmy Sirimarco voiced the financial report. Ilene Gardner and Jan Keenan reported on the status of the class pictures from the August…


Library Activities Week of October 26, 2015

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Tuesday, October 27, at 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. — — Family Laptime, an interactive program designed for babies as young as 6 months old through preschool age. Featured are stories, songs, finger plays and more. Registration is requested, so call the library now for more information. Wednesday, October 28, at 6:00 p.m. – Movie Nights for Adults,” a continuing program which is free and open to all area adults. Featured are new-to-DVD films and refreshments. Call the library for more information or to discover the title…


Halloween Parade Scheduled For Saturday

The annual Ellwood City Halloween Parade is scheduled to take place on Saturday beginning at 3:30pm and will make its way through the downtown. Judging will take place at 3:00pm Saturday in the Lincoln High School parking lot. All participants are asked to be in the parking lot by 2:30pm for judging of floats, costumed marching groups and individuals. Participants from a prior Halloween parade An individual parader from a prior Halloween parade Monetary prizes will be awarded in four categories – ages 1 to 5, 6 to 10, 11 to 15, and 16 and older.  First place float prize…


Beaver Falls Carnegie Library Events

The wind is picking up and the Autumn leaves are floating in the sky. Now is the time to float into the library for some exciting Fall Activities. BEAVER FALLS, PA –Upcoming programs and activities at the Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls. $5 Bag Sale. The library’s $5 bag sale is continues till November 14th. There are lots of great reads and videos to keep you warm this winter. The 13th Street Room is pack with all kinds of treasures. Children’s books are in the basement lobby. Oct 28th and Nov 4th—Stories w/ S.T.E.A.M Story experience for children ages…


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Sixth Annual Oktoberfest Is Brewing

The Sixth Annual Oktoberfest is set for this Saturday, Oct. 3, from noon to 5:30 p.m. Last year, about 500 people showed up to enjoy over craft beers, homemade brews, music, food and games. This year, the event will take place rain or shine and will feature over 75 craft beers, in addition to beer brewed by locals. The event is sponsored by the Wolves, Rotary, and Lions Clubs. Pete’s Uptown Beer and Beverage distributor is the official beer sponsor. The event will be hosted at the Wolves Club shelter in Ewing Park. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25…


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Fall Fest to Become a New Ellwood Tradition

Ellwood City is two years into a establishing a new annual tradition: Fall Fest. This year’s fall fest will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Ellwood. “It’s a community oriented event featuring local businesses,” event chairman Bob Rivers said. “Everything will be free or low cost.” Last year, the Chamber of Commerce decided to resurrect Fall Fest, which hadn’t been done in many years. The event had almost 2000 people and 200 cars participating in a car cruise. Rivers organized the event last year as well. “We’re made some adjustments which should make the event more…


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Ellwood City’s Storytelling Festival Tomorrow

The Ellwood City Storytelling Festival, a free event, will be held on Sept. 19 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Ewing Park. In its 14th year, the storytelling festival is a beloved community event that features free activities for children and professional storytellers. Each year, the event draws up to 1000 visitors. This year’s theme Heroes and Villains will feature many tales. The storytelling stage will feature the talent of Tim Hartman, Joanna Demarest, Alan Irvine, Bill Pate, Jocelyn Dabney and Mike Perry. Each one will interpret the theme in their own style. The almost lost art of storytelling relies…


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10th Anniversary Chef, Wine & Ale Event Offers Fine Wine, Specialty Beers, Gourmet Dining, Raffles & Over 100 Auction Items

For the tenth year in a row, the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting their Chef, Wine & Ale Event. This annual event features gourmet foods from at least fifteen local restaurants paired with wines from around the world. There will also be craft beers, a martini bar, gourmet coffees, and an array of desserts offered at the event scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 14, 2015 at Shakespeare’s Restaurant & Pub, 1495 Mercer Road, Ellwood City, PA. T“We are very grateful to our many sponsors, particularly this year’s Platinum Sponsor, WesBanco, who is continuing to…


Bigfoot the Movie Screening at Ewing Park this Saturday

Bigfoot the Movie will be screened 8 p.m. this Saturday at the Folino Stage in Ewing Park. The comedy horror movie, filmed in and around Ellwood City, was created, directed, and stars Riverside graduate Jared Show. Joining him are cast members Curt Wootton (aka Pittsburgh Dad), fellow Riverside graduate Nate Magill and fashion model Joanie Dodds, originally from Beaver of Falls. Show and other cast members have been touring across the extended Pittsburgh area to support screenings. As of now, Bigfoot has been showed around thirty times, according to Show. “It was a blast going to all the shows and…