ellwood city events

Return of the Color Run

The Ellwood City Color Run was such a hit last year that the organizers, Stacie Hackett and Kim Rangel, decided to do it again this year. “It was a huge success last year with over 150 runners – everyone was dosed in color having a great time and we raised a lot of money for the cheerleaders,” Hackett stated. After looking for different fun ways to raise money for the benefit of the Ellwood City Cheerleaders, Hackett noticed how well the color runs did in other communities and thought maybe it would do well in Ellwood too. “We were looking…


PHOTOS: Touch a Truck Event

The Riverside nonprofit organization, ROAR, hosted a “Touch a Truck” event yesterday as part of their annual fundraising activities. Laura Zelch, a mother of three who attend Riverside, is one of the founders of the organization and thought a “Touch a Truck” event would be a unique and fun way to get the community, especially those with children, interested in the event. “We reached out to our contacts and put together an event we thought would appeal to the children in the community. The turn out was a direct reflection of how great and supportive the community is – everyone…


Stars and Stripes Dance

The Ellwood Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Stars and Stripes Dance on July 22 for the public to enjoy. The Dante DiThomas Band plays swing music, dress is casual and military personnel are encouraged to wear their military ensemble. For more information, and to buy tickets, call the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce office at 724-758-5501 or email at info@ellwoodchamber.org.


Community Members Encouraged to Partake in Ellwood City Clean Up Day

On Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 11a.m. – 2p.m., Mayor Anthony J. Court in conjunction with the Jeff Potter Baseball Tour will have an Ellwood City Clean Up Day.  This is a “Community Wide” event and everyone is invited to participate. Those participating will meet at the Ewing Park Pool Parking Lot prior to 11:00 am. After the clean-up, those participating will be at 1:45 p.m. at the Lions Club Shelter, inside Ewing Park. Vests, gloves and bags will be available for the clean-up and drinks and a lite snack will be provided by McDonalds, Johnny’s and Red Hot.


Register for the Children’s Art Camp

Day Springs is now accepting registration for their children’s art camp. The program will be working with ages 7-9 and held on Monday, July 24 to Thursday July 27 from 10a.m. to 11:45a.m. Each day the children will see a short video of artist who highly impacted art as we know it, followed by projects done with graphite, pastel, crayon and colored pencil. Creative thinking is encouraged to help children use their imaginations – this helps them learn how to express themselves in a constructive manner. While all supplies are included in the cost of the class, remember to send…


Community Carnival to Benefit Brooke Moffat

The Ellwood City Providence Baptist Church will be hosting their 9th annual community carnival to benefit the Moffatt family after their 10 year old daughter Brooke was diagnosed in July 2016 with ALL – Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. The date of this year’s carnival is July 8, 2017 and will be held on the church grounds from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The church hosts this day to provide free fun for the community, to get the community involved with each other, help local businesses and many families within the community. The event is free to the community. Entrance will be…


Annual Strawberry Festival to Return Thursday

The annual Strawberry Festival hosted by the First Church of God will be this Thursday, located at 1862 Mercer Road, Franklin Township, from 4:30-7p.m. Although the main focus of the event will be centered around an array of strawberry-infused desserts, ham barbecue and sloppy Joe sandwiches, hot dogs, baked beans, macaroni salad, and chips will also be available. Proceeds will benefit the church’s youth group – many of which will be taking part in the event.


Ellwood City Summer Concert Series

Ellwood City’s 5th Summer Concert Series in the Community Plaza will begin tomorrow, June 17th, with the Harmony-Zelienople Community Band kicking off the series. The concert series schedule is as follows: Saturday, June 17 – Harmony-Zelienople Community Band Saturday, June 24 – Allegheny Brass Band Saturday, July 8 – Beaver County Wind Symphony Saturday, July 15 – Wrangler Band Saturday, July 29 – Harmony-Zelienople Jazz Band Wednesday, August 9 – Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass Saturday, August 19 – NOMaD The concerts are FREE and performances, which begin at 7:00pm, are planned and hosted by the Concert Series Committee…


Ellwood City Summer Playground Program

Children ages 5-13 will be meeting weekdays from 10a.m.-2p.m. at the Ewing Park shelter #5 for the borough’s Summer Playground Program, starting June 12-August 10 (excluding June 29-July 4 for the Arts and Crafts Festival) and will be partaking in activities such as kayaking, yoga, and other summer activities. Lunch and transportation are provided free of cost, lunch will be at 11:45 daily and the bus schedule is as following: Pick up times:                                                                           Drop off times: 9:30 West End Playground (Center Ave.)                                  2:05 W.R. Community Center 9:35 Hartman School (front entrance)                                       2:10 North Side School 9:40 Circle Playground (4th St./Fountain…


Celebration of the Arts Event

The Ellwood City Area Public Library is hosting its second annual “Celebration of the Arts” event in July, with this year’s theme centering around local artists and their work. A variety of mediums will be featured, including painting and drawing, wood work, fabric art and more. “Art on the Avenue,” sponsored by the Library Anniversary Committee, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 28th, and will be very similar in nature to the “Author Fair” held last year. Participating artists will be given dedicated space in the library to talk with guests and, if they so desire,…