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    Located next to the NEW Great Escape 14 IMAX 3-D Theater inDickson City where every night is Movie Nite at the Lube! Spin the PRIZE WHEEL for your chance to win FREE IMAX Movie Gift Cards! Show your Movie Ticket Stub for daily discounts and specials. Movie Meal Deal only $15! Includes Any Lube Burger, Side & Soft Drink, Plus a Movie Pass.* Regular movie ticket not valid on IMAX or 3-D.

    REV UP & RE-CHARGE! Many BIG screen TVs that always have YOUR favorite sport on. Auto-themed dcor includes COOL Classic Cars, NASCAR theme on walls and motorcycles that hang from the ceilings. Theres AL-WAYS something happening at The Lube! From Tuesdays All-You-Can-Eat Wing Night, Bike Nights, Family & Kids Nite to Car Cruise-Ins & much more!

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  • 8. Dinner & A ShowDelicious food and great live performances, now thats my idea of a night out. Were puttin on the Ritz at Pennsylvanias dinner theaters.

    24. Eagles Mere Tobog-gan SlideAs long as there are kids, snow and hills, there will be winter fun. Eagles Mere has been organizing it as long as anyone can remember.

    36. Exploring Americas Oldest BreweryFrom underground caves to stained glass, the Yuengling Brewery is unlike any other factory tour youll ever take.

    51. Homegrown: An Indiana County ChristmasNo one place has the corner on Christmas, but Indiana County has all the elements that make the holidays more memorable.

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    Regional Events11. North27. South40. East44. West

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    1425 West Main Street, P.O. Box 500Mount Joy, PA 17552

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    Ienjoy all types of movies. One of my favorites is Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. (The fact that it is set in Punxsutawney just makes it that more engaging!) Theres something simple and comforting about watching the same events play over and over. On a more complex level, its a study of human nature and how people and small, insignificant things can have a great impact on our lives. Most times, the characters dont even notice the change thats occurring be-cause theyre too caught up in the importance of self.

    How often are we guilty of just being, rather than participating in the game of life like the characters in Groundhog Day? Too often! Indulging in the arts is a perfect way to get our creativity, love and compassion for ourselves, our neighbors and our communities back in sync. It can start simply, as a very basic need to be entertained. Being entertained can lead to a giggle, a laugh, a tear. That feeling can lead to an action of a smile, a word, a helping hand.

    Just like the movie, it wont matter if we have six more weeks of winter or not. Its what we do with those six weeks that matter! Attend a play, dinner theatre, or event. Volunteer your time and thank those that make these events possible. An investment of yourself, your time and your money will strengthen your commu-nity. The change will be subtle at first, and you may not even see it coming, but the rewards will be great!

    So, what will your perfect Groundhog Day look like?

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    It may be considered the old stand-by, and for good reason. Dinner and a show is still the quintessential date night of choice. When you con-sider the price of movie tickets, popcorn, Raisinets and a Coke these days, you might as well spring for a great dinner and live theater without ever leaving your table.

    Dinner theatre likely got its start in the 16th century with the Madrigal feasts held during the Twelve Days of Christ-

    mas. If you lived in England during the Middle Ages and your connections to nobility garnered you an invitation, you would be dazzled with stunning pag-eantry, bawdy humor, endless amounts of succulent food, and delightful music. Plays, or masques, as they were known, were often performed for over-fed guests at these Madrigal Feasts.

    The heyday of modern dinner the-atre was probably in the 1970s, but it has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity

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    since 2000. Pennsylvania has several full-time dinner theatres, as well as locations where you can enjoy the occasional mur-der mystery or Madrigal Feast.

    Its this time of year that we all feel a little overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of the holidays. I cant think of a better way to relax and enjoy a twinge of nostalgia and a belly laugh with the ones you love.

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    The Music Box Dinner Playhouse196 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, PA 18704www.musicbox.org

    Christmas Show: Nov. 26 Dec. 18, Irving Berlins White Christmas

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    Pines Dinner Theatre 448 N. 17th Street, Allentown, PA 18104www.pinesdinnertheatre.com

    Christmas Show: Nov. 4 Dec. 23, Christmas at the PinesJanuary 2012: Rockin in the Country

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    Fishers Tudor HouseMurder Mystery Dinner Theater1858 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020

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    Allenberry Resort and Playhouse1559 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs, PA 17007

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    Rainbow Dinner Theatre (all comedy)3065 Lincoln Highway East, Para-dise, PA 17562www.rainbowdinnertheatre.com

    Christmas Show: Nov. 8 Dec. 30, Home for the HolidaysJan. 27 Mar 14, Lets Murder Marsha

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    Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601www.dutchapple.com

    Christmas Show: Nov. 17 - Dec. 23, Mira-cle on 34th StreetDec. 30 Feb. 4, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline

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    Gettysburg Civil War Era Dinner The-atreThe Fair eld Inn 1757, 15 West Main Street, Fair eld, PA 17320www.civilwartheater.com

    Year-round: Civil War Stories (one-man show featuring an old-time storyteller with Civil War Era ghost stories and magic)

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    The Riverside Inn & Dinner TheatreOne Fountain Ave., Cambridge Springs, PA 16403www.theriversideinn.com

    Christmas Show: Nov. 26 Dec. 18, All I Want for Christmas

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    The Station Dinner Theatre,4940 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509www.canterburyfeast.com

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  • Dec 1-24. Photos With Santa. Visit the web-site for hours and pricing. The Columbia Mall, Bloomsburg. 570-387-4909, www.columbiamall.com

    Dec 1-24. Choose & Cut Christmas Trees. Choose from thousands of trees, fresh wreaths, centerpieces, more than 50,000 ornaments and a col-lection of over 300 tree stands. Kohls Stony Hill Tree Farm and Christmas Shoppe, Milton. 570-437-3442, www.kohlsstonyhill.com

    Dec 1-20. Choose & Cut Christmas Trees. Trees, wreaths, hayrides, a gift shop and more. Closed Wednesdays. Ponduce Tree Farm, Elysburg. 570-799-5888, www.ponducefarms.com

    Dec 1-3. Christmas Open House. Indoor specials and refreshments. 6pm. Virg-Ann Flower and Gift Shop, Warren. 814-723-5760, www.virgann.com

    Dec 1. Performance: Vienna Boys Choir. Theres no more gratifying sound than that of children singing. Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Main Campus, University Park. 814-863-0255, www.cpa.psu.edu/events/vienna.html

    Dec 1. Performance: Neil Bergs Broadway Holiday. Community Arts Center, Williamsport. 570-326-2424, www.caclive.com

    Dec 2. Santas Arrival. Meet him at the lot next to Watch Box Park. 5pm. Downtown Danville. 570-284-4502, www.visitdanvillepa.org

    Dec 2. Performance: The Nutcracker. The State Ballet Theatre of Russia brings the timeless clas-sic to dazzling life for an evening of pure holiday enchantment. 7:30pm. Mitrani Hall, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg. 570-389-4409, http://bloomu.edu/CAS

    Dec 2-4. 3rd Anniversary Celebration at Old Forge Brewing Company. Tapping up a special anniversary beer, events ongoing all weekend and a special menu to celebrate. Old Forge Brewing Company, Danville. 570-275-8151, www.oldforgebrew-ingcompany.com

    Dec 2-3. Performance: Carols by Candlelight Concert. 7:30pm. No adm fee, but tickets are required and are available by calling the Mitrani box office at 389-4409. Hosted by Bloomsburg University. First Presbyterian Church, Bloomsburg. 570-389-4284, http://departments.bloomu.edu/music/Music_Events.html

    Dec 2-10. A Milltown Christmas: Downtown in December. Welcome Santa, light the downtown Christmas tree and take part in several other activities. The Milton Model Train Museum will be open and the Milton Historical Society will host an art show. A downtown scavenger hunt will acquaint resi-dents and visitors with the boroughs business district. Milton. 570-742-7000, www.miltonpatime.org

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    DecemberNov 17- Dec 26. Exhibit: Susquehanna River Arts Artists Exhibition. Moose Exchange, Bloomsburg. 570-317-2596, www.MooseExchange.org

    Nov 25-Dec 30. Performance: Holiday Memories by Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (BTE). Truman Capotes stories of his childhood holidays in the Depression Deep South are filled with joy, love, family, poignancy, music, vivid characters and entirely American grace in this funny, beautiful and fast-moving stage adaptation. 7:30pm. Alvina Krause Theatre, Bloomsburg. 570-784-8181, www.bte.org

    Nov 25-Dec 4. TreeFest. Christmas tree grow-ers donate more than 100 live trees to be trimmed, and hundreds of people set up and decorated the rooms and trees. There will also be local entertainment and dozens of professional craft artisans. The Caldwell Consistory, Bloomsburg. 570-784-8181, www.TreeFest.org

    Dec 1-24. Choose & Cut Christmas Trees. Every Thursday through Sunday. 9am until dark. Choose and cut trees. Fresh wreaths and pre-cut trees are also available. Ecology III Tree Farm, Orangeville. 570-683-5275, www.ecology3.com

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  • Dec 2-3. Christmas Exhibit Open House. Enjoy spirits and hors d'oeuvres while browsing the special Christmas exhibit featuring toys from Christmas past. Center House Museum, Ridgway. 814-776-1032, www.elkcountyhistoricalsociety.org

    Dec 2. Holiday Cheer Tour. Tour the down-town retailers and browse their holiday specials while enjoying a wine or beer tasting. This fun event is sure to put participants in the holiday spirit. Downtown Ridgway. 814-776-1424, www.ridgwaychamber.com

    Dec 2-3. Victorian Christmas Celebration. People of all ages may enjoy this event, which will fea-ture a Victorian atmosphere, a ghost tour, Christmas trees and more. Starts around 5pm. Downtown Brookville. 814-849-5339, ext. 28, www.brookville-chamber.com

    Dec 3-Jan 7. Annual Christmas Boulevard. A mile-long car tour of animated charac-ters, lights and music. Attendees may say hello to Santa. Berwick. 570-759-2719

    Dec 3. Wings Over Water. A great opportunity to observe migrant species rarely seen at other times of the year. The program will begin indoors with a brief talk and video presentation on the identification of water-fowl. Participants will then go outdoors to observe and identify water birds on the lake. 9am. Dress for the weather. Meet in the Environmental Education Center, PPL Montour Preserve, Danville. 570-437-3131, www.pplpreserves.com

    Dec 3. Holiday Celebration. Door prizes and holiday shopping. Free gift wrapping. 8am. Rohrbachs Farm Market, Bakery and Gift Shop, Catawissa. 5750-356-7654, www.rohrbachsfarm.net

    Dec 3. Cardinals & Snowflakes Day. After-School Art Show reception from 4-6pm. Science Saturday Club from 11am-2pm. Attendees may make paper cardinals and snowflakes and create artwork inspired by the art show. 10am. The Childrens Museum, Bloomsburg. 570-389-9206, www.the-childrens-muse-um.org

    Dec 3. Science Saturday: Chemistry 2. Drop in anytime to explore the activities and experi-ments from the in-house collection of educational kits and common household items. 11am. The Childrens Museum, Bloomsburg. 570-389-9206, www.the-chil-drens-museum.org

    Dec 3. Dickens of a Christmas Celebration. A Victorian celebration honoring Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol with street vendors, strolling musicians, carolers, open house events, great food and a full day of revelry along Main Street. Wellsboro. 570-724-1926, www.wellsboropa.com

    Dec 3. Victorian Parade. Experience the Victorian era through this annual event, which features horse-drawn vehicles and images of a bygone era - all heralding the arrival of Kris Kringle. 1pm. Lewisburg. 570-523-1743, www.lewisburgpa.com

    Dec 2. Warren County Historical Society Christmas Open House & Holiday Trolley Rides. Bundle up for a Christmas tour of historical Warren on a horse-drawn trolley ride. There will be free refreshments, live music and childrens Victorian enter-tainments in the 1870s mansion. Trolley tickets sold in advance. 6-8:30pm. Warren County Historical Society, Warren. 814-723-1795, www.warrenhistory.org

    Dec 2. Warrens Old-Fashioned Christmas Walk & Santa Parade. Christmas Walk from 6:30-8pm with live windows. Parade begins at 6pm and ends at the City Municipal Building for the annual light-ing of the Community Christmas Tree. There will be music, entertainment, food vendors and much more. Downtown Warren. www.warrenpamainstreet.org

    Dec 2. WCCBI Holiday Open House. Catering by Hog Wild BBQ Company. 5-8pm. Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry, Warren. 814-723-3050, www.wccbi.org

    Dec 2-3. Hometown Christmas. Boalsburg. www.boalsburgvillageconservancy.org

    Dec 2-3. Christmas in Our Hometown. Downtown Tunkhannock. 570-687-1584, www.tunkhan-nockbusiness.com

    Dec 2-4. Christmas Tea. Costumed guides and beautiful decorations reflect the various eras of the 230-year-old house. Refreshments will include home-baked cookies. The Oldest House, Laceyville. 570-869-1426, www.laceyville.com/attractions

    Dec 2-4. 52nd Annual Search for Peace Pageant. Unlike other Christmas plays, this pageant is performed entirely in the dark. The story is told solely through music and narration, using spotlights to present the scenes. The pageant explores the journey of the the many people in the Christmas story. Curwensville United Methodist Church, Curwensville. 814-236-1976, cumc@clearnet.net

    Dec 2-3, 8-10. Performance: The Wind in the Willows. CRI at the Reitz Theater of DuBois presents the classic of childrens literature by Kenneth Grahame, which focuses on the adventures of Mr. Toad, Ratty and Mole and all the animals that live on the River Bank and in the Wild Wood. Reitz Theater, DuBois. 814-375-4274, www.reitztheater.com

    Dec 2. Performance: Chicago Brass Quintet & Table for 5. Two of Chicagos favorite ensembles combine for a uniquely memorable holiday concert. 7:30pm. Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

    Dec 2-4. 26th Annual Clarion County Festival of Trees. Entertainment, home-cooked meals, live decorated trees and much more. St. Joseph School, Lucinda. 814-226-8018, www.st-joseph-lucin-da.org

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    Dec 3. Christmas Craft Show. Items for sale will include food and handcrafts. 9am-3pm. Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, Emporium. 814-486-0936, cameronchamber@gmail.com

    Dec 3. Christmas Parade & Snack With Santa. Enjoy the parade and stop by the fire hall with the kids after the parade to visit Santa. 1pm. New Bethlehem Fire Hall, New Bethlehem. 814-275-3929, www.newbethlehemarea.com

    Dec 3. Victorian Christmas Wine Walk. Travel from business to business to taste wines from seven wineries. 2-5pm. Downtown historic Brookville. 814-849-8448, www.brookvillechamber.com

    Dec 4. 32nd Anniversary Whistle Stop Train Show. Electric trains will be bought, sold and swapped. More than 100 tables featuring $1 million in inventory of old and new trains. Attendees may also meet Santa. 9am-3pm. Adm. Free parking. Woodward Fire Hall, Williamsport. 570-326-4280, www.whis-tlestoptrainshow.com

    Dec 4. Santa on the Bridge. Hayrides with Santa to Josiah Hess Bridge and hot beverages. Columbia County Covered Bridge Association. Twin Bridges Park, Benton. 570-458-4290

    Dec 4. Holiday House Tour. Take a walking tour of historic homes and buildings decorated for the holidays. 1-5pm. Mifflinburg. 570-966-1666, www.mif-flinburgpa.com

    Dec 3. Wesley Woods Christmas on the Mountains. Wesley Woods, Grand Valley. 814-436-7802, www.wesleywoods.comDec 3. Home Town Christmas Celebration. The traditional lighting of the Community Christmas Tree located beside Hueys. Santa Claus will be inside the old NW savings bank beside the Galley Restaurant, and there will be petting zoo at Joy Hall, arts and crafts inside at First United Methodist and free wagon rides in front of Holmbergs Salon. 3-6pm. Parade at 4pm. Youngsville. www.youngsvillepa.org

    Dec 3. Victorian Country Christmas. Local crafters will display items including locally grown and made wreaths, wooden items, jewelry and more. 10am-4pm. Manley-Bohlayer Farm, Canton. 570-673-8144, www.rekindlethespirit.comDec 3. Haven Holidays. Shopping, carriage rides, Candy Cane Lane, Festival of Trees, holiday sales, Santa Claus, and more. Parade starts at 6pm. Downtown Lock Haven. 570-748-1576, www.lockhaven.orgDec 3. Cultural Church Tour. Travel to local churches and learn the history and culture of the church in Dubois. Tour starts at 2pm and ends at approxi-mately 4pm. Dubois. 814-371-6809, www.dacota.usDec 3. 5th Annual Redbank Renaissance Arts & Crafts Show. Quality arts and crafts by local artists. 9am-3pm. New Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, New Bethlehem. 814-275-1718, www.redbank-ren.org

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    Dec 8-10. Christkindl Market. Mifflinburgs version of an authentic Christmas market, inspired by the 700-year-old traditional German Christkindl Market, or Christ Child Market, is a festive event prepared by various churches, organizations, schools and residents. For three days, Market Street, with its many churches, will be lined with festive outdoor huts featuring unique handmade crafts and traditional treats. Mifflinburg. 570-966-1666, www.mifflinburgpa.com

    Dec 8. 4th Annual Womens Expo. Crafts, vendors and a Chinese auction. Dean Wells of Wells Hog Wild BBQ will offer a demonstration to teach attendees how to prepare simple dishes to please the holiday crowd. 2-8pm. Warren Mall, Warren. 814-723-3050, www.wccbi.org/womenexpo

    Dec 8. History Coffee Hour: Civilian Conservation Corps Camps. Thomas T. Taber Museum, Williamsport. 570-326-3326, www.tabermu-seum.org

    Dec 8. Performance: Judy Collins. Community Arts Center, Williamsport. 570-326-2424, www.caclive.com

    Dec 9-10. A Victorian Holiday at the Jackson Mansion. Visitors will receive a glimpse at a true Victorian holiday. Adm. Berwick Historical Society. The Jackson Mansion, Berwick. 570-759-8020, www.berwickhistoricalsociety.org

    Dec 4. Wyalusing Lioness Holiday Craft Show/Bazaar. Wyalusing Valley Junior/Senior High School, Wyalusing. 570-746-1346

    Dec 4. Performance: Repasz Band Holiday Concert. Community Arts Center, Williamsport. 570-326-2424, www.caclive.com

    Dec 5. Performance: Guitar Ensemble Concert. Matthew Slotkin, directing. 7pm. Gross Auditorium, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg. 570-389-4284, http://departments.bloomu.edu/music/Music_Events.html

    Dec 5. Wheelchair Engineers. Help build a train. Handicapped or disabled children and adults are encouraged to join. Every Monday from 3-5pm. Located across from Pearle Vision, The Columbia Mall, Bloomsburg. 570-387-4909, www.columbiamall.com

    Dec 7. Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Tribute. This event will be remembered in a tribute beneath the guns of the battleship USS Pennsylvania, which was a witness to that attack. 12:45pm. Pennsylvania Military Museum, Boalsburg. 814-466-6263, www.pamilmuseum.org

    Dec 8-11. Performance: Santaland Diaries. A hilarious recounting of a holiday season spent working as an elf at Macys, the production is the perfect antidote to that relentless Christmas cheer. 7:30pm. Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, The Moose Exchange, Bloomsburg. 570-784-8181, www.bte.org

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    Dec 9. Performance: Paper Bag Players: Whoop-Dee-Doo. The new show is all about friends: a new friend in New Puppy, old friends in the Day on the Lake and friends that compete in Delicious. Keystone Theatre, Towanda. 570-268-2787, www.bcrac.org

    Dec 9. Tree Lighting Ceremony. Ceremony followed by refreshments and caroling at American Legion Post 86. 7pm. Susquehanna Memorial Monument, Susquehanna. 570-853-4729

    Dec 9-11. Polar Express Train Excursions. Williamsport Lycoming Chamber of Commerce. Behind Burger King, Williamsport. 570-327-7700, www.vaca-tionpa.com

    Dec 9-10, 15-18. Performance: Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings. Community Theatre League, Williamsport. 570-327-1777, www.ctlnet.org

    Dec 9. Hoot N Holler. Owls are creatures of mystery and magic, both feared and revered by ancient cultures. Explore the legend, lore and natural history of owls. 7pm. Environmental Education Center, PPL Montour Preserve, Danville. 570-437-3131, www.ppl-preserves.com

    Dec 9. Sugar Grove Christmas Walk. Join business and community organizations for live music, caroling, Christmas treats, old-fashioned games, Santa Claus in the park, a live Nativity and hayrides around the beautifully decorated historic community. 5-7pm. Free. Sugar Grove. 814-489-3125, www.sugargrovepa.com

    Dec 9-11. Bellefonte Victorian Christmas. Celebrating Bellefontes 30th year of Victorian charm with carriage rides, home tours, arts and craft venues, concerts, high tea for adults and children, professional strolling musicians and a Dickens troupe of actors, fashion shows, dinner theaters and more. Downtown Bellefonte and surrounding area. 814-883-2033, www.visitbellefonte.com

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    Dec 9-31. Christmas in the Forest. Call the Forest County Visitors Center or check website for the schedule of events. Throughout Tionesta. 814-755-3338, www.forestcounty.com

    Dec 10. Warrior Run Church Candlelight Christmas Service. A celebration of the season. Turbotville. www.freelandfarm.org

    Dec 10. Victorian Night. Step back in time and celebrate Christmas the old-fashioned way. Santas arrival at 5pm will kick off the event with plenty of fun for the entire family. There will be live music, strolling carolers, authentically costumed actors, free refresh-ments, roasted chestnuts and childrens activities. 5pm. Downtown Berwick. 570-752-3601

    Dec 10. Mansfield Home for the Holidays. Many activities including a vendor fair, horse-drawn wagon rides, a 5k race, entertainment and more. Smythe Park and downtown Mansfield. 570-662-3442

    Dec 10. Girls Victorian Christmas Tea. Girls ages 7 to 12 are welcome to join volunteers and learn about the language of the fans, have their photo taken in the Victorian parlor, create crafts and enjoy a holiday luncheon. 10am-1pm. Preregistration required. Warren County Historical Society, Warren. 814-723-1795, www.warrenhistory.org, warrenhistory@kinzua.netDec 10-11. Performance: The Nutcracker. Presented by the Ballet Theatre of State College with dancers from the Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania. Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State University campus, University Park. 814-234-4961, www.pascp.org

    Dec 10. Breakfast With Santa. Breakfast and photos with Santa. 8:30-10:30am. St. Johns Parish Hall, Susquehanna. 570-853-4729

    Dec 10. Victorian Christmas & Tea. Delectable treats and teas or hot chocolate. High tea will be served all day. 11am-4pm. Old Mill Village Church, New Milford. 570-278-3199, www.oldmillvillage.org

    Dec 10. Old-Fashioned Christmas. Enjoy a simpler time of horse-drawn carriage rides, refresh-ments, caroling and shopping. Noon-3pm. Historic Downtown Bradford. 814-368-7115

    Dec 10. Christmas in the Wilds. Families and other attendees may start with breakfast with Santa and then stroll among the downtown merchants and make free crafts. The parade steps off at noon with giant Macys Parade-style helium-filled balloons. Attendees can also stop by and see the reindeer. 9am-3pm. Emporium. 814-486-4314, www.cameroncountychamber.org

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    Dec 28, Jan 17, Feb 14. Nature Ramble. Search for seasonal treasures. Participants should bring a field guide and binoculars. Call to reserve a spot. Meet at Russell Hill Methodist Church, Tunkhannock. 570-836-3835, www.EMNConline.orgDec 31. First Eve Celebration. Several activities throughout the building and the grounds, including music, a bonfire, crafts, fun and games for children. There will be a variety of foods. Bloomsburg Christian Church, Bloomsburg. 570-784-3740, www.bloomsburgchristianchurch.orgDec 31. Bloomsburg YMCA New Years Eve 5K Race. Runners and walkers are welcome to participate in this race through downtown. Bloomsburg. 570-387-0188

    Dec 31. New Years Eve Party. Dinner and dancing. 7pm. Tuscarora Wayne Community Room, Wyalusing. 570-746-4922, www.wyalusing.netDec 31. First Night Bradford. Ring in the New Year at this community-wide event that includes a multi-tude of acts and First Night activities. Featured local and regional acts range from singers to magicians to animal acts. Events start in the afternoon and extend into mid-night. Throughout Bradford. www.firstnightbradford.com

    JanuaryJan 10. Performance: Magic School Bus LIVE. Community Arts Center, Williamsport. 570-326-2424, www.caclive.comJan 10-Feb 22. Exhibit: Anila Quayyum Agha: Rights of Passage. The Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport. 570-320-2445, www.pct.edu/gallery

    Jan 13. Performance: Jeff Dunham Takes New Characters & His All New Controlled Chaos. The man whose stand-up concerts rule the comedy world will offer his fans brand new laughs. Bryce Jordan Center, University Park. 814-865-5555, www.bjc.psu.edu

    Jan 13-15. Exhibit: Puss & Boots. Community Theatre League, Williamsport. 570-327-1777, www.ctlnet.org

    Jan 14-15. Warren County Outdoor & Travel Show. This show will promote hunting, fish-ing, hiking, paddling, boating, ATVs, snowmobiling, adventure racing and much more. 10am-5pm. Warren Mall, Warren. 814-723-3050, www.warrenadventures.com

    Jan 19. Performance: Hamburg Symphony Orchestra. Featuring Jeffrey Tate, conductor, and Guy Braunstein, violinist, the orchestra, created in 1957, plays an important role in the cultural life of Germany and the rest of Europe. Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State University Main Campus, University Park. 814-863-0255, www.cpa.psu.edu/events/ham.html

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    Dec 10, 17. Winter in the Woods Dining Event With Carriage Rides. Take a ride on a beautiful horse-drawn carriage in the heart of Cook Forest. Participants will enjoy the breathtaking scenery as they go dashing through the snow along River Road. Participants will then enjoy a five-course chef tasting of sheer delight, with wine pairings from the award-winning wine list. Live entertainment will serenade attendees as they enjoy the tasting. 5:30-8pm. Gateway Lodge, Cooksburg. 800-843-6862, www.gatewaylodge.comDec 11. Performance: Pittsburgh Symphony Brass Ensemble Concert. Church of Our Father, Foxburg. 412-867-1816, www.alleghenyriverstone.orgDec 13, 17, 20, 27, Jan 14, 28. Clinton Central Model Railroad Open House. View the 40-foot by 28-foot HO scale layout. There will be many steam and diesel engines with sound and light. The event will also feature railroad memorabilia, arti-facts, hot and cold food and beverages. No adm fee. Donations accepted. Castanea. 570-337-5292, www.ccmrr.org/events.htmlDec 13. Performance: A Broadway Holiday. Williamsport Symphony Orchestra. Community Arts Center, Williamsport. 570-326-2424, www.williamsportsymphony.orgDec 14-18. Performance: Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical. The first TV special taped by the sisters in their convent base-ment studio for Cable Access stars the nuns audiences love, plus Father Virgil and some of Mount St. Helens most talented students. The State Theatre, State College. 814-234-7228, www.scctonline.orgDec 16-18. Bellefonte Santa Express. BHRS will run 10 Santa Express excursions. The trips consist of a one-hour round trip on the line to Pleasant Gap. Adm. Children age 2 and under are free if sitting on a lap. Downtown Bellefonte and the surrounding area. www.visitbellefonte.comDec 17. Santas Workshop. Santa has arrived early. Bring the family to enjoy a delicious breakfast with Santa. After breakfast, the children will join the elves upstairs to make Christmas gifts, which will be wrapped so they can take them home to put under the tree for parents on Christmas morning. Buffet breakfast and crafts including in cost. Treasure Lake Lakeview Lodge, DuBois. 814-371-0711, www.treasurelakepoa.comDec 17. Performance: Christmas Concert. Holiday classics and favorites will have audience members in the Christmas spirit, bringing memories to life and creating new ones. 7pm. Reitz Theater, DuBois. 814-375-4274, www.reitztheater.comDec 18. Christmas Wurlitzer Theater Organ Concert. 7:30pm. Allegheny Riverstone Center for the Arts, Lincoln Hall, Foxburg. 412-867-1816, www.alleghenyriverstone.orgDec 22-23. Performance: Uptowns 42nd & Broadway. Community Theatre League, Williamsport. 570-327-1777, www.ctlnet.org

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    Jan 21. Winter Fest. Ice skating, ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, kids crafts, an ice rescue demonstration and refreshments. Free. Hills Creek Lake State Park, Wellsboro. 570-724-4246, www.stepoutdoors.org

    Jan 20-22. Warren County Winterfest. Events include the Jim Lobdell Memorial Sled Dog Races, the Polar Bear Plunge, a snow sculpture contest and more. Chapman State Park, Clarendon. 814-723-3050, www.warrencountywinterfest.com

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  • FebruaryFeb 1-2. Performance: Jungle Book Kids. Join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures and thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan. Grades prekindergarten through sixth. Keystone Theatre, Towanda. 570-268-2787, www.bcrac.orgFeb 1. 8th Annual Groundhog Day Chili & Hot Wing Cookoff. Featuring a chili and wings competition, a jalapeno eating contest and other food and beverages. The chili and wings go fast. 6:30pm. IUP Culinary School, Punxsutawney. Feb 2. Ground Hog Day. Phil comes out of his burrow on Gobblers Knob in front of thousands of fol-lowers from all over the world to predict the weather for the rest of winter. Various activities are held for all ages. Punxsutawney. www.groundhog.orgFeb 2. Performance: Romeo & Juliet Ballet. Community Arts Center, Williamsport. 570-326-2424, www.caclive.comFeb 3-5. Heart of Lewisburg Ice Festival. Tons of sparkling ice art will grace downtown Market Street. The award-winning First Night Ice Carvers will cre-ate three large sculptures in Hufnagle Park designed for kids to enjoy, touch, ride and climb. There will be an a cap-pella festival at the Campus Theatre, games in Hufnagle Park, the Polar Bear Plunge, the Frosty Kettle Chili Cook-Off and the 14th annual Chocolate Lovers Fantasy Festival. Lewisburg. 570-523-1743, www.lewisburgpa.comFeb 4. Eagle Watch. Program leaders from Penn State Cooperative Extension, Corps of Engineers, Pennsylvania Game Commission, Allegheny Outdoor Club and Penn Soils RC&D will be available to guide this unique outdoor experience. 8am-2pm. Free and open to the public. Dam access requires photo ID if age 18 or older. Top of Kinzua Dam, Visitor Center, or the new Wildlife Viewing Platform, Clarendon. 814-563-9388Feb 4. Performance: Shanghai Chinese Orchestra Chamber Ensemble. Schwab Auditorium, Penn State Main Campus, University Park. 814-863-0255, www.cpa.psu.edu/events/sco.htmlFeb 4. Ground Hog Wine Festival. Featuring award-winning wineries from the heart of Pennsylvania. Attendees may get their picture taken with Punxsutawney Phil and his handler, Ben Hughes. Live music will be provided by the 14th Street Jazz Band. Proceeds benefit local charities. Must be 21 years of age to attend. 1-4pm and 5-8:30pm. Clearfield County Fairgrounds Expo I Building, Clearfield. www.groundhogwinetrail.com

    Feb 5. Bendigo Snowfest. A live band, Chinese auction, giveaway drawing and more. Event is open to everyone, and all proceeds will benefit snowmobile grooming in the Allegheny National Forest areas of Kettlettville, Whig Hill, Mayburg and Marienville. 11am-5pm. Flying W Ranch, Tionesta. 440-867-8682, 440-812-5006, www.theflyingwranch.com

    Jan 22. Performance: Seussical. Dr. Seuss beloved characters will collide and cavort in this musical caper. Adapted for young audiences from the Broadway musical, the production is TheatreworksUSAs biggest and most elaborately staged show. Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Main Campus, University Park. 814-863-0255, www.cap.psu.edu/events/seuss.html

    Jan 27-28, Feb 2-5. Performance: Happy Birthday. Community Theatre League, Williamsport. 570-327-1777, www.ctlnet.org

    Jan 27-28. Marienville Winterfest. Food, giveaway drawings, childrens games, a scavenger hunt and a snowmobile torchlight parade. MACA Building and Grounds, Marienville. 814-927-8218, www.forest-county.com

    Jan 28. Performance: Favorite Things II. A pops and light classical program featuring more of maestro Jinbos favorite things. Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Main Campus, University Park. 814-231-8224, www.nvs.org

    Jan 28-29. Winter Family Festival. Youths and adults will compete in legendary events including snowmobiling, a snow box derby, a snowman competi-tion, blizzard volleyball, a big kids team sled derby, fro-zen tundra flag football, the famous polar bear swim and much more. Families can also enjoy sledding, horse-drawn sleigh and more. Parker Dam State Park, Penfield. 814-765-5221, www.clearfieldymca.net

    Jan 28. Winterfest at Treasure Lake. Time to break out and get out into the snow and have some fun while enjoying this family-oriented event, which will include a bonfire, ice skating and sled riding. Treasure Lake, DuBois. 814-371-0711, www.treasurelakepoa.com

    Jan 31. Performance: Chucho Valdes With the Afro-Cuban Messengers. Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes, the dean of Latin jazz, has recorded more than 80 albums and performed with a plethora of elite jazz makers. Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Main Campus, University Park. 814-863-0255, www.cpa.psu.edu/events/valdes.html

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    Feb 12. R.B. Winter State Park Snowfest. Break out of the winter doldrums and experience adven-tures and activities unique to the season, including a hike on snowshoes, cross country skiing, ice skating, horse-drawn wagon rides, snow volleyball and broom-ball. There will also be various demonstrations, food concessions and activities for children, including story time, nature activities and crafts. There is a fee for some activities. R.B. Winter State Park, Mifflinburg. 570-966-1455, www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/rbwinter.aspx

    Feb 12. Marilla Winter Trek. Enjoy the great outdoors in the wintertime. Snowshowing, cross coun-try skiing, hiking, ice fishing and geocaching are on tap for the day. Free refreshments. Noon-4pm. Marilla Reservoir, Bradford. www.tunavalleytrail.com

    Feb 14. Performance: Invitation to Dance. Williamsport Symphony Orchestra. Community Arts Center, Williamsport. 570-326-2424, www.williamsportsymphony.org

    Feb 16-18. 7th Annual Coyote Hunt. Held by the Sinnemahoning Sportsmens Association, Sinnemahoning. Starts at 12:01am. Takes place in seven counties, including Clearfield County. 814-546-2500, 814-263-4418

    Feb 16. Performance: Chamber Orchestra Kremlin. Williamsport Community Concert Assocation. Scottish Rite Auditorium, Williamsport. 570-323-6012, www.lycoming.org/wcca

    Feb 16-18. Performance: Student One Acts. Community Theatre League, Williamsport. 570-327-1777, www.ctlnet.org

    Feb 8. Performance: Jin Xing Dance Theatre Shanghai: Shanghai Tango. Chinas first independent contemporary dance company is the creation of an acclaimed dancer and choreogra-pher born in China. Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Main Campus, University Park. 814-863-0255, www.cpa.psu.edu/events/jxdt.html

    Feb 8-11. Performance: Bash: Three Plays. Lycoming College, Mary L. Welch Theatre, Williamsport. 570-321-4048, www.lycoming.edu/the-atre

    Feb 10. Performance: VJQ - Vocal Jazz Quartet. Community Theatre League, Williamsport. 570-327-1777, www.ctlnet.org

    Feb 11. 6th Annual Batfest. Come out of hibernation and warm up in 52-degree cavern comfort and observe furry friends. There will be workshops for all ages, plus a visit from Robyn Grabos. Lincoln Caverns, Huntingdon. 814-643-0268

    Feb 11. Valentine Wine & Chocolate Tasting. Participants may bring their sweetie for something sweet, and maybe something dry too. This annual event pairs award-winning wine with delicious chocolate delicacies. Starts at noon. Flickerwood Wine Cellars and Lounge, Kane. 814-837-7566, www.Flickerwood.com

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  • Feb 24-25. Kinzua Outdoor & Travel Show. Enjoy all the outdoors has to offer inside with several vendors geared toward outdoor recreation. There will be a speaker series and childrens activities. Bradford Mall, Bradford. 814-368-7115, www.bradford-chamber.com

    Feb 26. Performance: Close Up Concert: Mostly Mozart. Williamsport Symphony Orchestra. Lycoming College, Mary L. Welch Honors Hall, Williamsport. 570-322-0227, www.williamsportsym-phony.org

    Feb 28. Performance: DRUM! Nova Scotias spectacular musical production featuring 20 musicians, dancers, drummers and singers from four of the princi-pal North American cultures - Native American, Acadian, black and Celtic - brought together in a heart-pumping fusion of music, dance, poetry, video, rhythm and song. 7:30pm. Bromeley Family Theater, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. www.upb.pitt.edu/TheArts.aspxFeb 29. Performance: Fiddler on the Roof. Community Arts Center, Williamsport. 570-326-2424, www.caclive.com

    Feb 17-18. Mardi Gras Celebration. Downtown Williamsport. 570-584-3647Feb 18. Performance: The National Broadway Tour of The Color Purple. 8pm. Mitrani Hall, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg. 570-389-4409, http://bloomu.edu/CASFeb 18. Performance: Beethoven & Shostakovich. Nittany Valley Symphony. Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Main Campus, University Park. 814-231-8224, www.nvs.orgFeb 18. Kiwanis Winterfest. A polar bear plunge, an ice fishing tournament, sled dog races or demonstrations, family games, arts and crafts vendors and food. 7am-5pm. Camp Brule, Forksville. 570-924-4224, www.sckiwanis.comFeb 18-25. 12th Annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous. Chainsaw artists from all over the world will create and share magnificent wood sculptures during this event, which has been featured on national television and in national publications. An experience for the whole family. Ridgway. 814-772-0400, www.chainsawrendezvous.org/

    Feb 18-19. Jefferson County Longrifles 35th Annual Winter Rendezvous. Traders and camps welcome. Wood and water will be available. There will be cash targets for men, women, juniors and youth categories, as well as Mountain Man and trail, trade gun, and Saturday evening shoot. Knoxdale. www.jeffersoncountylongrifles.blogspot.comFeb 18. Snowman in the Forest Day. The picturesque National Wild and Scenic Clarion River within Cook Forest State Park. Various activites will be held at the ice skating pond along River Road, which is approximately one mile up-river from the park office. Cook Forest State Park Ice Skating Pond, Cooksburg. 814-752-2882, www.cookforest.orgFeb 19. Tionesta Winterfest. Winter games and rides, a chili cook-off and a bonfire with hot dogs and hot cocoa. Throughout Tionesta. www.forestcounty.com

    Feb 20. Performance: Youth Orchestra Concert. Williamsport Symphony Orchestra. Community Arts Center, Williamsport. 570-326-2424, www.williamsportsymphony.orgFeb 20. Performance: All-New Original Tribute to The Blues Brothers. These hoof-ers and honkers from the London production showcase the beloved Jake and Elwood Blues. 7:30pm. Bradford Area High School Auditorium, Bradford. 814-362-2522, www.bcpac.com

    Feb 24. Performance: Women of Ireland. Community Arts Center, Williamsport. 570-326-2424, www.caclive.comFeb 24-25. Performance: Black Tie Affair & Nothing But Treble. Community Theatre League, Williamsport. 570-327-1777, www.ctlnet.org

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    There are a few winter activi-ties that really take me back to my childhood. One of them is sledding, or, more specifically, holding on for dear life as I ca-reened down a snow-covered corn-field. The trick was to steer clear of the six-inch remains of cornstalks that made perfect racing lanes with painful consequences if you land-ed on one. My siblings and friends

    would stay out for hours until our fingers and toes passed the point of numbness right into pain. Most of the time we didnt go inside until our m o t h e r s called us for sup-per. Our pants were so snow c o v e r e d and frozen that they stood on their own after we took them off. Sadly, there is a generation of children who may never ex-

    perience that type of first-person fun. I say first-person because the fun that many kids experience on a daily basis is on the other end of a video game controller.

    In Eagles Mere, Sullivan Coun-ty, youll find a throwback to the good ole days at the Ice Toboggan Slide. The slide is actually part of Eagles Mere history. At the turn of

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    the 20th cen tu r y it wasnt u n c o m -mon to see chil-dren slid-ing down L a k e A v e n u e and onto the fro-zen lake on to-boggans. But, it was the ingenuity of Capt. E.S. Chase, a prominent Eagles Mere resident, that made the to-boggan slide a wintertime attrac-tion. In 1904, with the help of the towns men and boys, Chase built the toboggan slide, illuminating it with lights using electricity gener-ated by the waters of Hunters Lake four miles away.

    Accord-ing to his-t o r i a n s , the first to test out the slide was Harry S tevens , who had no sled but navi-gated the hill on an iron

    scoop shovel. The men raced af-ter Stevens when they saw a cloud of smoke surrounding him. Appar-ently the friction created by the fast moving shovel caused the seat of Harrys pants to burn through. Oth-er than Harrys mishap, the slide was deemed ready to go. It wasnt

    long before sleds and toboggans arrived and an Eagles Mere tradi-tion began.

    T o d a y , the time-h o n o r e d t r a d i t i o n cont inues with a slide constructed using Capt. C h a s e s

    Photo courtesy of the Endless Mountains Visitors BureauThe rush of adrenalin achieved by blazing downhill at speeds

    of up to 40 mph is a thrill for kids and the kid at heart.

    Photo courtesy of the Endless Mountains Visitors BureauVolunteers align the 300-pound blocks of ice

    that create the swift runway for the toboggans. The process is much the same as it was 108 years ago when the toboggan slide was fi rst built.

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    original plans and method for grooving the ice. One-foot thick, 300-pound blocks of ice are carved from the lake and trudged up the hill and laid side by side to create an ice slide like no other.

    The Eagles Mere slide is not an individual experience; the tobog-gans are meant to be enjoyed by family and friends. Small toboggans will fit six adults and cost $15 per hour, while the larger eight-man toboggans cost $20 per hour. Rid-ers are guaranteed at least two runs per hour, and the thrill is worth ev-ery penny. It takes about 50 sec-onds, at speeds of up to 40 mph, to blaze down the hill and across the frozen lake.

    Each year, the attraction rais-es thousands of dollars for local fire departments that volunteer their time setting up and running the slide. Cold weather, a frozen lake and lots of volunteers are the necessary ingredients to build the slide, so check the website for up-dates on when and if it will open in 2012.

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    It takes less than a min-ute to reach the bottom of the slide, but a ton of fun is packed into those 50 sec-onds.

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    Dec 1-31. An Eisenhower Christmas. The Eisenhower home will be decorated in the traditions of the Eisenhowers. Some original decorations and Christmas cards will be on display. Included in site adm. Eisenhower National Historical Site, Gettysburg. 717-338-9114, www.nps.gov/eiseDec 1-31. An 1860s Holiday at the David Wills House. Be treated to the sights and sounds of traditional 1860 holiday festivities. The museum will feature traditional decor, and volunteers will provide educational programming outlining how the Wills family celebrated the holiday season in 1860. David Wills House, Gettysburg. 866-486-5735, www.david-willshouse.org

    Dec 1-2. Festival of Ice. Kick off the holiday season by watching as the downtown streets are trans-formed into a winter wonderland of seasonal delights. Lewistown. 717-248-6713, www.juniatarivervalley.orgDec 1-3. Christmas Craft Bazaar. A variety of homemade crafts will be available at the community center. Huntingdon. 814-643-4241, www.facebook.com/HolidaysInHuntingdonDec 1-3. Festival of Trees During Holidays in Huntingdon. Part of 30 days of holiday festivities. Participants can celebrate the Christmas season with everything from a horse-drawn ride through Pennsylvanias Coolest Small Town to breakfast with St. Nicholas to decorated historic homes. Huntingdon. 814-643-5449, www.huntingdonhistory.orgDec 1-31. Fun Family Fridays. Tableside entertainment every Friday with music, magicians and more. 5-8pm. Bogey Macaws American Grille, York. 717-747-9663, www.bogeymacaws.comDec 2-4. Craft Reunion. Craft show featuring traditional crafts. Fort Hunter Park, Harrisburg. 717-599-5188, ext. 2116, www.forthunter.orgDec 2. Performance: Cherish the Ladies Christmas. 7:30pm. Strand Theatre, Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, York. 717-846-1111, www.strandcapitol.orgDec 2-18. Performance: A Christmas Carol. A Christmas drama written by Diane Crews with original music by Jacquie Sutton. DreamWrights Youth and Family Theatre, York. 717-848-8623, www.dreamwrights.orgDec 2. York City Light Up Night. A multicul-tural celebration featuring live entertainment, childrens activities, carol sing-alongs, the lighting of the York holiday tree and the arrival of Santa. Fun for the whole family. 6-8pm. Continental Square, downtown York. http://yorkcity.org/lightupnightDec 2-Jan 7. Exhibit: A Christmas Village Holiday Exhibit. A wonderfully crafted century-old putz (Christmas scene) on display with other minia-tures. Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle. 717-249-7610, www.historicalsociety.com

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    DecemberNov 19-Dec 31. Toys for Kids From 1 to 92. The museums galleries will be transformed into a spectacular winter wonderland featuring Christmas trees through the ages adorned with period decorations. AACA Museum, Hershey. 717-566-7100, www.aacamu-seum.org

    Nov 24-Jan 8. 15th Annual Holiday Lights on the Lake. Drive through the park and enjoy over 51 acres of animated holiday light displays. The gift shop will offer warm refreshments, holiday decorations and gifts and photos with Santa. There will also be a model train display. Adm. 6-10pm. Lakemont Park, Altoona. 800-434-8006, www.lakemontparkfun.com

    Nov 25-26, Dec 2-3, 9-10. Polar Bear Express. See lighted deocrations aboard a closed or open trolley. Rockhill Trolley Museum, Rockhill Furnace. 814-447-9576, www.rockhilltrolley.org

    Nov 26-Dec 18. Kids-Only Christmas Shop. Assisted by Santas helpers from the Friends of Fort Hunter, young shoppers 12 years old and under may do their holiday shopping, without the aid of par-ents. Tasteful, museum-quality items are provided by Fort Hunter Museum Shop. 12:30-4:30pm. Free; par-ents provide spending money. Fort Hunter Centennial Barn, Harrisburg.

    Nov 26-Dec 18. Festival of Trees. View Christmas trees decorated by local garden clubs of the Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center using handmade ornaments. There will be a drawing for the trees, and a selection of ornaments are for sale. Saturdays and Sundays. 12:30-4:30pm. Free. Fort Hunter Tavern House, Harrisburg.

    Nov 26-Dec 17. A Civil War Christmas at the Shriver House. Take a candlelight tour of the house, which will be decorated for an 1860s Christmas, while hearing the story of the Shriver family and how the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War changed their lives forever. Saturdays only. Shriver House Museum, Gettysburg. 717-337-2800, www.shriverhouse.org

    Nov 27, Dec 4, 10-12, 23, 30-31, Jan 7-8. Miniature Railroad Club of Yorks 68th Annual Public Open House. Miniature Railroad Club of York, York. 717-458-2932, www.mrrcy.com

    Dec 1-23. Christmas at Fort Hunter. Decorated for the season with natural trimmings. Guided tours are offered. Regular adm. Closed Mondays. Fort Hunter Mansion and Park, Harrisburg. 717-559-5188, ext. 2116, www.forthunter.org

    Dec 1. Performance: A Christmas Carol. 7:30pm. Strand Theatre, Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, York. 717-846-1111, www.strandcapitol.org

  • Dec 3-4. Wreath-Making Workshop. Everything will be supplied to make an evergreen wreath with natural decorations, including cones, berries, nuts and seed pods. Participants may bring additional deco-rative items and ribbon. After making a wreath outside in the pavilion, participants may come inside and warm up with hot chocolate while adding ornamental touches. Attendees should dress for the weather and bring work gloves and clippers if they have them. Per-wreath fee. Wildwood Park, Harrisburg. www.wildwoodlake.orgDec 3. 24th Annual Christmas Parade. Delight in the annual parade, see the lighting of the great tree in Lincoln Square and sing Christmas carols together to bring in the holiday season. There will be bands, floats, costumed characters, distinguished guests, dancers, youth groups and, of course, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. 7pm. Begins at Gettysburg Middle School, Gettysburg. 717-334-1518, ext. 229Dec 3, 10. Old-Fashioned Christmas at Old Bedford Village. Stroll through a candlelit village and be part of Christmas past, enjoying live seasonal music, hot cider in the tavern and horse and carriage rides. 5-9pm. Adm. Old Bedford Village, Bedford. www.oldbedfordvillage.comDec 3. Christmas Open House. Featuring the markets permanent vendors plus special craft and gift vendors. Visitors may enjoy shopping for crafts and flowers, eating good food and taking horse and wagon rides. 9am-2pm. Mountain Lakes Market, Carlisle. 717-258-5922, www.mtnlakesmarket.comDec 3. Annual Kiwanis Pancake Festival & Christmas Parade. 7am-1pm. First United Methodist Church, Lewistown.

    Dec 2-10. Lancaster Countys Best Kept Secrets 12 Shops of Christmas Tour. A unique shopping adventure featuring 12 wonderfully festive, off-the-beat-path shops. Participants may travel from place to place, enjoying holiday deocrations, unusual gift ideas, valuable coupons, door prizes, games, gifts and refreshments. Participants may enter to win a $600 shopping spree. Tickets will be available for a fee, and a portion of the ticket price will be donated to help provide heat for neighbors in need. Lancaster County. 717-721-1750, www.bestkeptsecretstour.com

    Dec 2-18, 23. Polar Express. See lighted decorations aboard a closed or open trolley. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Trains run at 4:30, 6:30 and 8:30pm. East Broadtop Railroad, Orbisonia. 814-447-3011, www.ebtrr.com

    Dec 2-3. Antique Show. Produced by the Berks County Antique Dealers Association. Adm. Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport. 610-926-1307, www.leesportmarket.com

    Dec 2. Christmas in the Park. A tree lighting and song fest. 6-8pm. Lititz Springs Park, Lititz. 717-626-8981, www.lititzpa.com

    Dec 3, 10. Home for the Holidays. Take a nostalgic glimpse at holiday rail travel and meet cos-tumed engineers, conductors, ticket agents and pas-sengers representing the past century. Enjoy seasonal music and festive decorations among the world-class collection of trains. Attendees may send a telegram to the North Pole, and Santa may come to town. Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg. 717-687-8628, www.rrmuseumpa.org

    Dec 3, 10. Polar Express Parties. The con-ductor calls all aboard for a reading of Chris Van Allsburgs classic holiday story in an authentic, historic passenger coach. Kids who believe are welcome to dress in their pajamas. Participants will delight in creat-ing their own seasonal take-home craft and receiving a small bag of goodies. Recommended for children age 3 and up. Advance registration required. Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg. 717-687-8628, www.rrmu-seumpa.org

    Dec 3-4. Performance: KU Christmas Spectacular Featuring The Snowman. Back by popular demand, Raymond Briggs animated classic film The Snowman will return with an all-new Christmas musical program featuring the KU jazz band and symphony orchestra, Berks Classical Childrens Chorus, Santa Claus and other special guests. Schaeffer Auditorium, Kutztown University, Kutztown. 610-683-4092, www.kutztownpresents.org

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    Dec 3, 10. Gingerbread Man Decorating Party. Bring the kids for a party and let organizers deal with the mess as children ice and top their own personal gingerbread man or woman with treats and goodies. Face painting will be ongoing throughout the day for everyone. Crafts and shopping for adults. 11am-3pm. Flinchbaughs Orchard and Farm Market, Hellam. 717-252-2540, http://flinchbaughsorchard.com

    Dec 3-31. Open House Weekends at Naylors. Saturdays and Sundays. Naylor Wine Cellars, Stewartstown. 717-993-2431, www.naylorwine.com

    Dec 3. Christmas House Tour. Cornwall Furnace, Cornwall. 717-272-9711, www.cornwalliron-furnace.org

    Dec 4. Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration. Guests may view an 1800s cook-ing demonstration and enjoy samples of hot cider and cookies. 12:30-4:30pm. Free. Fort Hunter Park, Harrisburg. 717-599-5188, ext. 2116, www.forthunter.org

    Dec 4, 11. Holiday Open House at the Cameron/Masland Mansion. Enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the mountain stone villa built as a summer home in 1908. Guests may take a self-guided tour of both floors of the mansion in season decor. Light refreshments will be offered throughout the afternoon. 1-5pm. Free. Kings Gap Environmental Education Center, Carlisle. 717-486-3799, www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/kingsgap/index.htm

    Dec 3. Santas Trolley. Ride aboard a real trolley car where each child will personally visit with Santa and receive a gift. 10am. Rockhill Trolley Museum, Rockhill Furnace. 814-447-9576, www.rockhilltrolley.org

    Dec 3. Festival of Song. Enjoy the music of the holidays. 1pm. Presbyterian Church, Huntingdon. 814-643-6393

    Dec 3. Huntingdon Christmas Parade. Celebrate the arrival of Santa and enjoy marching bands, floats, fire trucks and more at this annual event. Downtown Huntingdon. 814-643-1110, www.hunting-donchamber.com

    Dec 3. Christmas at the Gage Mansion. The mansion will be decorated with the holidays. Each room will be filled with greens, and there will be several magnificent Christmas trees on display. Attendees may enjoy a tour of the home, music and refreshments. Gage Mansion, Huntingdon. 800-995-4372, www.hunting-donchamber.com

    Dec 3-4. Holiday Open House. Kick off the holiday season with complimentary wine tastings, wine specials and holiday snack ideas. 11am-5pm. Stone Mountain Wine Cellars, Pine Grove. 570-739-4418, www.stonemountainwinecellars.com

    Dec 3-4. Performance: Schuylkill Choral Society Presents Tracking Santa. St. Ambrose Church, Schuylkill Haven. www.schcommuni-tychorus.org

    Dec 3-4. Christkindlmarkt. Do some holiday shopping and find unique gifts. Free adm. Schuylkill County Council for the Arts, Pottsville. 570-622-2788

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  • Dec 7. Christmas at the Lake. Bring the whole family for holiday refreshments, music and much more. Raystown Lake Region Visitors Center, Raystown Lake, Hesston. 888-RAYSTOWN, www.raystown.org

    Dec 8. Performance: The Christmas Music of the Mannheim Steamroller. The performance mixes big sounds, brash confidence, spec-tacular ingenuity, lavish multimedia images, synchro-nized lighting and special effects. 8pm. Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg. 717-477-SHOW, www.luhrscenter.com

    Dec 9. 16th Annual Holiday Tuba Fest. Tuba players from everywhere playing Christmas carols on historic Lincoln Square, Gettysburg. 717-334-7719, www.gettysburg.travel

    Dec 9-11. Influence & Indulgence Holiday Special. Attendees will enjoy an excellent dinner and theater production presented by local living historians that will fill their hearts with holiday spirit. Hilton Garden Inn, Gettysburg. 717-334-2040, ext. 502, www.gettysburg.gardeninn.com

    Dec 9-11. Festival of Trees & Wreaths. Enjoy the decorations and music of the holiday theme. Presbyterian Church, Mount Union. 814-542-2017

    Dec 4. Christmas Tree Lighting at Boiling Springs Lakes. Music, hot cocoa and an appear-ance by Santa Claus. 5:30-7pm. Boiling Springs. 717-245-9169, www.boilingsprings.org

    Dec 4. 46th Annual Marietta Candlelight Tour of Homes. Join in this holiday season tradi-tion. Participants will tour decorated historic homes and public historic sites along with enjoying an antiques show, a holiday gift shop, an art show, a Colonial tea and a holiday table setting display. Its more than a tour. Marietta. 717-426-4048, www.mariettarestoration.org

    Dec 4. Holiday Open House. A special holiday open house. 1-4pm. Visitor Center, Greenwood Furnace State Park, Belleville. 814-667-1800, www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/greenwoodfurnace.aspx

    Dec 4. York-Hanover Train & Toy Meet. Hobbyists display, sell and trade all gauges and makes of trains and train accessories, as well as old and new toys. 9am-1pm. Adm. Porters Fire Hall, Porters. 717-632-3157

    Dec 4. Toy Show & Flea Market. Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport. 610-926-1307, www.leesportmarket.com

    Dec 4. Performance: A Charlie Brown Christmas With The David Benoit Quartet. A tradition enjoyed around the world by fans of all ages. Now over 40 years later, contemporary jazz piano legend David Benoit pays tribute to this incredible piece of entertainment history. 4pm. Adm. Pullo Center at Penn State York, York. 717-505-8900, www.pullocenter.yk.psu.edu

    Dec 4. Train Party. Main train displays through-out the museum, including Thomas the Tank Engine and Polar Express, along with holiday music. Special guests will include Santa and Sir Topham Hatt, and there will be treats for visitors. 1-3pm. AACA Museum, Hershey. 717-566-7100, www.aacamuseum.org

    Dec 4-18. BOPs Plaza Palooza. A new, affor-able family-friendly program series featuring interactive activities, games, crafts, music, inflatable play equip-ment, ice skating and more for families with children age 12 and under. There will be a different theme each week. Rain or shine. Sundays only. 11am-3pm. Free. Brooks Robinson Plaza at Sovereign Bank Stadium, York. 717-849-2287, www.yorkcity.org/BOP

    Dec 5-6. Performance: A Country Gospel Christmas. Country gospel music presented by the Pennsylvania Opry. Dinner will be served. 11:30am-3pm. Adm. Reservations required. Valencia Ballroom, York. 717-718-0490, www.baileycoach.com

    Dec 6. Holiday Baking Class. This baking class will help prepare participants for whatever the holidays throw at them. Call or visit website for details. 7-10pm. Reservations required. Adm. Yorkitchen at Central Market, York. 717-814-8879, www.yorkitchen.com

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  • Dec 10. Early American Candlelight Christmas. Featuring authentic period decorations and self-guided candlelight tours of the Harnish Stone House and Tavern, the Stehman Blacksmith Shop and the Atkinson Log House. No adm, donations appreciat-ed. Conestoga Area Historical Society, Conestoga. 717-872-1699, www.pennmanorhistory.org

    Dec 11. New Oxford Holiday House Tour. This biennial tour, held rain or shine, will consist this year of eight historic homes with three other historic properties, all within walking distance of each other. Noon-5pm. New Oxford. 717-624-2737, www.newox-ford.org

    Dec 11. Introduction to Chocolates Class. Join in a hands-on introduction to making artisan chocolates. 2pm. Call or visit website for details. Reservations required. Yorkitchen at Central Market, York. 717-814-8879, www.yorkitchen.com

    Dec 16-17. Performance: A Musical Christmas Card. York Little Theatres first Christmas variety show will brim with holiday cheer and feature music, comedy and bright white snow. York Little Theatre, York. 717-854-5715, www.ylt.org

    Dec 17. Performance: River City Brass. 3pm. Strand Theatre, Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, York. 717-846-1111, www.strandcapitol.org

    Dec 20. Performance: Eileen Ivers - An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas. The queen of the Celtic fiddle takes center stage in this holiday treat with her band, Immigrant Soul. 7:30pm. Majestic Performing Arts Center, Gettysburg. 717-337-8200, www.gettys-burgmajestic.org

    Dec 20. Performance: An Evening With Liza Minnelli. One of the entertainment worlds consummate performers, Minnelli has electrified audi-ences around the world and set records at the most prestigious venues. 8pm. Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg. 717-477-SHOW, www.luhrscenter.com

    Dec 10. Maytown Winter Festival. An antiques plus arts and crafts show in the historic center square. Features will include a trolley tour of the his-toric village, Royal George Coffee Shop, musical enter-tainment, Carol Fest as selected churches, food ven-dors, fife and drum players, a museum display on World War II, a gift shop, scores of vendors, The Sisters Bakery, Santa Claus and der Belsnickel for the children, a town crier and the Grand Illumination at 5pm. 11am-6pm. Maytown. 717-604-1040

    Dec 10. Gettysburg Holiday Historic Homes & Inn Tour. Inns of the Gettysburg Area and the Adams County Winery will pair again this sea-son to present this tour. Noon-5pm. Various inn loca-tions around Gettysburg. 717-337-1334, www.gettys-burg.travel

    Dec 10. Performance: Cherish The Ladies. They are the biggest selling Irish-American act going, and they have entertained thousands on both sides of the Atlantic. 7:30pm. Carlisle Theatre, Carlisle. www.carlisletheatre.org

    Dec 10. Holiday Festival. Artists at work, kids crafts, complimentary beverages and snacks. 10am-5pm. The Arts Barn, Schuylkill Haven. 570-366-8736, www.theartsbarn.com

    Dec 10. Family Timepiece Workshop With Santa. Make a holiday clock from a CD and visit Santa. 10am-noon. Reservations required. Adm. National Watch and Clock Museum, Columbia. 717-684-8261, ext. 237, www.museumoftime.org

    Dec 10-11. Performance: The Nutcracker Ballet. Presented by Greater York Dance, featuring Midstate Ballet. Audience members will enjoy dancing snowflakes, candy canes and more, as Clara and her Nutcracker take the stage in Tchaikovskys charming ballet. 7pm. Adm. Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, York. 717-755-6683, www.greateryorkdance.org

    Dec 10. Historic Schaefferstown Inc. Christkindlmarkt. Tavern lunch in Gemberling-Rex House. Reservations required for lunch. 9am-3pm. Basement of Brendle Museum. 717-949-2244, www.hs.museum.org/events.php

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  • Jan 8. Performance: Concert: Pride of New York. A new Irish-American super group com-posed of some of the best-known players on this side of the Atlantic. 7:30pm. Adm. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York, York. 717-763-5744, www.susquehannafolk.orgJan 14. Performance: Sinbad. One of Comedy Centrals 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of all time, this funnyman is known for being the star of hit movies such as Jingle All the Way and TV shows such as A Different World and The Sinbad Show. 7:30pm. Adm. Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, York. 717-864-1111, www.strandcapitol.orgJan 14-15. Eagle Arms Gun Show. Lebanon Valley Expo Center and Fairgrounds, Lebanon. 610-393-3047, www.eaglearms.comJan 20. Performance: Cinematic Titanic. Fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and others who like to laugh until in hurts will love this live theatrical version featuring the original cast of the cult Comedy Central hit. 7:30pm. Adm. Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, York. 717-864-1111, www.strandcapitol.org

    Jan 26. Juniata Presents Mike Daiseys The Agony & The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs. The hilarious and razor-sharp Mike Daisey weaves together gonzo journalism, unscripted performance and autobiographical tales that cut to the bone of some of the most captivating topics in American culture. 7:30pm. Rosenberger Auditorium, Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts, Huntingdon. www.services.juniata.edu/activities/juniatapresents/daisey.html

    Dec 31. 3...2...1 Lancaster! Ring in the New Year in the city with more than 20 varieties of entertain-ment at City YMCA and the Barnstormers Stadium from 5-9pm. Adm. Enjoy fireworks and the lowering of the Red Rose at midnight at Binns Park for free. Lancaster. 717-291-4758, www.lancastercityevents.com

    Dec 31. New Years Revolution 2012. Yorks New Years Eve celebration will feature an open-ing entertainer and headlining act, as well as food ven-dors, fireworks and the dropping of the White Rose at midnight. 7pm-12:15am. A childrens countdown will be held from 7-8pm. Downtown York. http://yorkcity.org

    Dec 31. A New Years Evening With Groucho. Frank Ferrante, award-winning actor and playwright, recreates his acclaimed Off-Broadway por-trayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx. 7pm. Majestic Performing Arts Center, Gettysburg. 717-337-8200, www.gettysburgmajestic.org

    Dec 31. New Years Eve Celebration. Entertainment at downtown venues, fireworks and a party in Lincoln Square. Gettysburg. 717-334-5006, www.adamscountyartscouncil.org

    Dec 31. First Night Carlisle. A major visual and performing arts family-oriented celebration created by and for the community to welcome the New Year. Carlisle. 800-381-1394, www.firstnightcarlisle.org

    Dec 31. The Great Chip Drop. 7pm. Downtown Lewistown. 717-248-4901, www.chipdrop.com

    Dec 31. Finicky Feline Society Cat Show. 9am-4pm. Adm. Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport. 610-926-1307, www.leesportmarket.com

    JanuaryJan 6-31. Exhibit: Stephanie Paige Cole: Five. Created by artist and author Stephanie Paige Cole, the exhibition deals with a subject that is often considered to be unspeakable: the death of a baby. Artists from across the world, including internationally respected artists and authors, add their voices to the chorus of artwork and writings. Mulberry Art Studios, Lancaster. 717-295-1949, www.mulberryartstudios.com

    Jan 7-Mar 31. Lecture: Mid-Winter Talks at Gettysburg National Military Park: The War in 1862. This lecture series will explore the events and personalities that figured prominently in 1862, as well as offer perspectives on the Gettysburg Campaign and Battle. Programs begin at 1:30pm and last approximately one hour. Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg. 717-334-1124, ext. 8023, www.nps.gov/gett

    Jan 7-8. Gun Show. Produced by Appalachian Promotions. Adm. Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport. 610-926-1307, www.leesportmarket.com

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  • Feb 14. Performance: Fiddler on the Roof. No other musical has so magically woven music, dance, poignancy and laughter into such an electrifying and unforgettable experience. 7:30pm. Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg. 717-477-SHOW, www.luhrscenter.com

    Feb 16. Lecture: An Evening With Spike Lee. The talented writer, director, actor, producer and author is widely regarded as a premier African-American filmmaker. 8pm. Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg. 717-477-SHOW, www.luhrscenter.com

    Feb 16-Mar 17. Exhibit: Juniata College Museum of Art Student Exhibition. This popular annual event draws together works by students in the fine arts program at Juniata. Juniata College Museum of Art, Huntingdon. 877-JUNIATA, www.ser-vices.juniata.edu/museum

    Feb 16-18, 23-25. Performance: Juniata Theatre Presents Three Sisters. Chekhovs funny and heartwrenching play about a family strug-gling to find meaning in a world that is rapidly changing around them. 7:30pm. Suzanne von Liebig Theatre, Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts, Huntingdon. 877-586-4282, www.juniata.edu/departments/ theatre/season.html

    Feb 21. Lecture: Juniata Presents Distinguished Speaker Sonia Shah. Sonia Shah is an investigative journalist and author of criti-cally acclaimed and prize-winning books on science, human rights and international politics. 7:30pm. Neff Lecture Hall, Von Leibing Center for Science, Huntingdon. 877-586-4282, www.services.juniata.edu/activities/juni-atapresents/shah.html

    Feb 23. Performance: Wycliffe Gordon: Hello Pops, A Tribute to Louis Armstrong. Celebrate New Orleans Mardi Gras the Satchmo way with this Big Easy blowout featuring a former veteran member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. 7:30pm. Ursa Minors Cafe at the McFarland Student Union Building, Kutztown University, Kutztown. 610-683-4092, www.kutztownpresents.org

    Feb 23. Performance: The All New Original Tribute to the Blues Brothers. Audience members should dust off their pork pie hat, dig out their shades and prepare to party like never before. Attendees will join the Blues Brothers for a night of the finest music, moves and thrills and spills theyre likely to see this side of Chicago. 7:30pm. Majestic Performing Arts Center, Gettysburg. 717-337-8200, www.gettysburgmajestic.org

    Feb 23. Performance: The Temptations. Watch this iconic group perform with flair, flash and class as they sing straight-up soul. 8pm. Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg. 717-477-SHOW, www.luhrscenter.com

    Jan 27-29. Winter Innkeepers Civil War Ball. The ball on Saturday includes a full-course din-ner and three hours of dancing in the Gettysburg Hotels Grand Ballroom. Period or formal attire is required for the evening. Participating inns offer package prices. Gettysburg Hotel, Gettysburg. www.gettysburgbe-dandbreakfast.com

    Jan 27. Performance: Riders in the Sky. Round up the herd and join in the fun with Americas favorite singing cowboys, whose music celebrates the melodious traditions of legendary cowboy stars such as Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers. 8pm. Majestic Performing Arts Center, Gettysburg. 717-337-8200, www.gettysburgmajestic.org

    Jan 27-28. Bologna Fest & Winter Carnival. Lebanon Valley Expo Center and Fairgrounds, Lebanon. 717-273-2641, www.lebanonbo-lognafest.com

    Jan 28. Re-Enactment of the Battle of the Bulge. Leaning more toward history than simply re-enacting. Also, there will be veterans of the battle to talk with visitors and answer questions. Free. See web-site for the schedule. Fort Indiantown Gap. www.wwi-ifederation.org

    FebruaryFeb 7. Performance: Bruce Hornsby. The spontaneity and creativity of his live shows make this singer/songwriter/pianist a fan favorite every time he appears at the Strand. The show will include classical, jazz, bluegrass, folk, rock and blues. 7:30pm. Adm. Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, York. www.strandcapitol.org

    Feb 9, 11. Performance: Blast! Composed of 34 brass, percussion and visual performers brought together in a unique explosion of music and theater, the show is a novel art form evolved from the showmanship of outdoor pageantry. 7:30pm. Adm. Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, York. www.strandcapitol.org

    Feb 10. Juniata Presents National Theatre of Scotlands Long Gone Lonesome. An evening of song and storytelling in the hands of Orcadian western swingers The Lone Star Swing Band with novelist, playwright and musician Duncan McLean at the helm. Halbritter Center, Rosenberger Auditorium, Huntingdon. 877-586-4282, www.juniata.edu/departments/ music/concert.html

    Feb 11. Hunting & Fishing Show. Adm. Leesport Farmers Market, Leesport. 610-926-1307, www.leesportmarket.com

    Feb 12. Performance: Charlottes Web by Theatreworks USA. Theatreworks USA will per-form E.B. Whites loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. 2pm. Brandywine Heights High School Auditorium, Mertztown. 610-683-4092, www.kutztownpresents.org

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  • Feb 25. Performance: The Spinners. These soul legends will have audience members singing along to R&B hits including Working My Way Back to You, Forgive Me Girl, Ill Be Around, Could It Be Im Falling in Love, One of a Kind (Love Affair) and many more. 7:30pm. Adm. Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, York. www.strandcapitol.org

    Feb 26. Performance: Gold Dragon Acrobats. Award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contempo-rary music and theatrical techniques result in breathtak-ing skill and spellbinding beauty. 7pm. Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg. 717-477-SHOW, www.luhrscenter.com

    Feb 26. Performance: Gabriel Chamber Ensemble Concert: Gabriela Lena Frank: Cuatro Bosquejos for Flute & Cello. 3pm. Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Schuylkill Haven. 570-943-2558, www.gabrielensemble.org

    Feb 28. Performance: Fiddler on the Roof. This timeless classic has been lauded by critics again and again, and it has touched generations of audi-ences worldwide. 7:30pm. Adm. Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, York. www.strandcapitol.org

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    German brewer David G. Jungling came to America in 1823 from Wurttemberg. As was the practice of many European immigrants, he changed his name to the more Eng-lish sounding Yuengling. In 1829, D.G. Yuengling opened the Eagle Brewery on Center Street in Pottsville. In 1831, the brew-ery burned to the ground, and the com-pany was moved to Mahantongo Street. The name of brewery was changed to D.G. Yuengling & Son in 1873 when Freder-ick Yuengling began running the com-pany with his father. Though the name was changed, the eagle re-mained the emblem

    of the brewery. To this day, the old Eagle Brewery lettering is still visible under the D.G. Yuengling and Son sign on the side of the brick build-ing on Mahantongo Street.

    When Frederick died in 1879, his son Frank took over the reins of the

    business. The newest Yuengling-in-Chief was in for some tough challenges ahead. It couldnt have been easy being the head of a brewery during Pro-hibition, especially in light of the fact that Prohibition brought on the demise of two-thirds of the breweries in the U.S. Yuengling adapted to the new law of the land by making non-alcohol-ic near beers. They

    Photo courtesy of D.G. Yuengling & Son Brewery

    D.G. Yuengling (1806-1877) was just 23 years old when he opened his Pottsville brewery.

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    continued to brew a small quan-tity of porter for those with medi-cal conditions for which porter was prescribed. One of those medical conditions was nursing mothers.

    Another venture that helped Yuengling stay afl oat was the Yuengling Dairy, which was con-structed across the street from the brewery. It provided residents in the region with ice cream and other dairy products. The dairy remained in operation until 1985.

    In 1933, the day after Prohibi-tion was repealed, a truckload of

    Yuenglings Winner Beer arrived at the White House, which is a bit suspect considering Yuengling beer takes approximately three weeks to brew and age before its ready to ship. Hmmm.

    After Franks passing in 1963, his sons, Richard and F. Dohrman Yuengling, assumed management of the business. The 60s and 70s were lean years for local breweries, as national brands became more prevalent. Many smaller breweries either sold to larger companies or shut down operation all together.

    Again, Yuengling weathered the storm and kept on brewing.

    Today, with Richard Yuengling Jr. at the helm, the brewery is more successful than ever. Of the seven brews currently available,

    Photo courtesy of D.G. Yuengling & Son Breweryc.1855. Earliest known photo of the

    brewery. The original loading docks at the front of the building can still be seen to-day.

    Today, the facade of the D.G. Yuengling & Son Brewery looks much as it did 180 years ago when operations were moved to Mahantongo Street after fi re destroyed the original Pottsville brewery.

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    Yuenglings Traditional Lager is the most popular. With three Schuylkill County breweries (two in Pottsville and one in Port Carbon) and one in Tampa, Florida, Yuengling is poised for continued success when the next generation of Yuengling steps in. If one of Dick Yuenglings chil-dren is in charge, one thing is cer-tain, for the fi rst time, the head of the company will be female. Dick has four girls, all of whom have worked at the family business at some point. Ironic, isnt it? The name Yuengling means young man.

    Free, guided tours are given Monday through Saturday. Visi-tors should come prepared for a very unique tour. Open-toed shoes are forbidden

    since you will be taken on the ac-tual production fl oor not behind glass right on the fl oor. Guests may sample Yuengling brews before heading to the production area and down underground to the fermen-tation caves. Before refrigeration, these caves, dug by local coal min-ers, were used for storage.

    Due to the age of the Potts-ville facility, it is not handi-capped accessi-ble. Visitors will go up and down approximately 120 steps on the tour. The guides are very knowl-edgeable and friendly. Cam-eras and video equipment are permitted. The tour would not be complete without a stop at the well-stocked gift shop, where

    Photo courtesy of D.G. Yuengling & Son Brewery

    The Yuengling black-smiths in this 1890 photo played an important role in getting the product to the consumer.

    Photo courtesy of D.G. Yuengling & Son BreweryWell-respected and personable, current

    President, Dick Yuengling, Jr. continues his family legacy by combining old-fashioned work ethic with new technology.

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    you can buy anything from neon Yuengling signs and posters to T-shirts and glassware.

    If You Go:D.G.Yuengling & Son, Inc. Brewery Tour501 Mahantongo Street,Pottsville, PA 17901www.yuengling.com/breweries/pottsville570-628-4890

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    After the tour, head to Maroons, where they not only have all of the Yuengling brews on tap, but they also serve up a taste of the local coal region. Maroons Famous SKOOK is a huge helping of ethnic favor-ites. The entre includes halupkies, kielbasi, haluskhie, bleenies, piero-gies, bundukie meatballs and city chicken. If you get through it and still want dessert, just mention that

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    Nov 25-Dec 31. Magical Fireside Christmas. Feel the magic of Christmas and awaken your senses with the sweet smell of roasting marshmal-lows, the warmth of the fire and a spectacular display of lights adorning the grounds and buildings. There will be live animal displays, a horse-drawn carriage, train rides, storytelling, a visit with Santa and more. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only. The Inn at Pocono Manor, Pocono Manor. 800-233-8150, http://poconomanor.com

    Dec 1-31. Where in the World Is the Gingerbread Man? Gingerbread house work-shops, breakfast with Santa and the Gingerbread Man, holiday themed activities and more will be offered in a fun atmosphere for kids of all ages. The Crayola Experience, Easton. 610-515-8000, www.crayolafactory.com

    Dec 2-3, 9-11, 16-18. Performance: A Broadway Christmas Carol. Scrooge is back and ready to belt out show tunes again. A delicious cross between the classic Dickens tale and uproarious song parodies of favorite Broadway hits, this irreverent and boisterous alternative to traditional holiday fare will leave audience members rolling in the aisle and crying out for more. Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem. 610-865-6665, www.paplayhouse.org

    Dec 2-4, 10-11, 17-18. 2011 Jim Thorpe Olde Time Christmas Celebration. Train rides with Santa, a live Nativity, historic district ghost walks, the Olde Time Christmas Arts Bazaar, ginger-bread house contest, strolling carolers and musicians, expanded shopping house and seasonal dinner specials. Saturdays and Sundays. Downtown Jim Thorpe. 888-JIM-THORPE, www.jimthorpeoldetimechristmas.com

    Dec 3-4, 10-11, 17-18. Electric City Trolley Museum - Santa on the Trolley. Electric City Trolley Museum, Scranton. www.ectma.org

    Dec 3. Father Christmas Puppet Workshop. Make traditional holiday-themed puppet figures with puppet artist Francine Schmitt. 1-3pm. Ages 6 and up; adults welcome. Advance registration needed by Nov. 26. Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, Pennsburg. 215-679-3103, www.schwenkfelder.com

    Dec 3-4. Christmas Market: A Tour of Pennsylvania German Traditions & Folk Art. The annual Christmas celebration at Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center and at Goschenhoppen Historians and Mennonite Heritage Center. Visitors are promised distinctly different festive holiday treats at each location, but each site looks to bring patrons a bit of the warmth of Christmases past to their present. Pennsburg. 215-679-3103, 215-256-3020, www.sch-wenkfelder.com

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    Nov 17-20, 25-27, Dec 1-4, 8-11, 15-18. Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem. Recognized as one of the top holiday markets in the world by Travel and Leisure magazine, the delightful holiday market for the entire family features exquisite handmade works by more than 100 of the nations finest artisans, live holi-day music, delicious food, jolly old St. Nicholas and more. Bethlehem. 610-332-FEST, www.christmascity.org

    Nov 22-Jan 8. Guided Holiday Tours at Historic Pennypacker Mills. The mansion will be dressed in its holiday finery. Visitors will find out what Christmas was like 100 years ago when so many modern-day traditions all began. Pennypacker Mills is the home of former Pennsylvania Gov. Samuel W. Pennypacker and his family. Free parking and adm. Pennypacker Mills, Schwenksville. 610-287-9349, www.historicsites.montcopa.org/pennypackermills

    Nov 25-Dec 31. Christmas in Bethlehem. Bethlehem by Night bus tours with a guide in Moravian costume, horse-drawn carriage rides, candlelight con-certs, music in the Old Chapel and childrens tours. Historic Bethlehem Welcome Center, Bethlehem. 610-691-6055, www.historicbethlehem.org

    Nov 25-Dec 23, 26-30. Old Bethlehem Historic Walks. A guided 45-minute outdoor walk-ing tour of the historic district led by a guide in century Moravian costume. Historic Bethlehem Welcome Center, Bethlehem. 800-360-8687, www.historicbethlehem.org

    Nov 25-27, Dec 2-Jan 1. Lights in the Parkway. The drive-through light display covers more than a mile of one of Allentowns most beautiful parks and features lighted trees, light tunnels and ani-mated displays. Lehigh Parkway, Allentown. 610-797-4090, www.lightsintheparkway.com

    Nov 25-Dec 29. Exhibit: Holiday Train Exhibit. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for delivery to children in need. Attendees will enjoy the sounds, lights and action of the many trains chugging their way around the galleries. America on Wheels, Allentown. 610-432-4200, www.americaonwheels.org

    Nov 25-Dec 18. Its a Dickens of a Treasure Hunt. Hunt for clues in participating businesses during the entire Christmas season. The Treasure Shop, Jim Thorpe. 570-325-8380, www.jimthorpe.org

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    Dec 6-7. Performance: Guy Lombardos Royal Canadians Christmas Show. Al Pierson and the Guy Lombardo Orchestra treat the audi-ence to wonderful tunes such as Seems Like Old Times, Boo Hoo, Coquette, Aint She Sweet and many more. Reservations required. Penns Peak, Jim Thorpe. 866-605-PEAK, www.pennspeak.com

    Dec 6. Performance: Javier Colon. Colon charmed America and earned a victory on the television show The Voice, winning a recording contract. Doors open at 6:30pm. Show begins at 7:30pm. Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg. 570-420-2808, www.sher-mantheater.com

    Dec 9. Festival of Trees Opening Reception. Trees will be on display throughout December and January. Electric City Trolley Museum, Scranton. www.lackawannacounty.org

    Dec 9-11. Performance: Philly-Nutt-Crak-Up. The Rappin SugarPlum Fairy is back in Philly with her battling Hip-Hoppin Rats, City Hall Dolls, Captain Philadelphia and Liberty Belle-Anne for another season of the hilarious holiday spoof. This crazy take-off of The Nutcracker is based on an original rap song written by the SugarPlum Fairy herself. Mandell Theater, Drexel University, Philadelphia. 610-225-3007, www.contem-pradancetheatre.org

    Dec 9-11. Hawley Winterfest 2011. Take a train excursion into town on the Stourbridge Line, tour the historic Hawley homes decorated for the holiday season, listen to seasonal carols and motets by the internationally acclaimed Virgin Consort, partake in a memorable culinary experience replete with jazz per-formers, watch a winter ice carving demonstration, enjoy custom-created holiday theater, shop and more. Downtown Hawley. 570-226-4064, www.hawleywinter-fest.com

    Dec 10. Performance: NEPA Philharmonic Holiday Show. Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. www.nephil.org

    Dec 10. Victorian Christmas Open House. The mansion will be dressed in its holiday finery with greens and ribbon rosettes and floral bun-dles on every mantel and windowsill, satiny ribbon flowing through wreathes, simple stockings hanging from the mantel and a beautiful Christmas dinner about to be served with glowing candles. 2-8pm. Free parking and adm. Pennypacker Mills, Schwenksville. 610-287-9349, www.historicsites.montcopa.org/pennypacker-mills

    Dec 10. Moonrise Hike. Enjoy a hike to the top of a scenic overlook and watch the moon rise over the Delaware River Valley. The hike has a moderate diffi-culty rating, and participants should wear sturdy, water-proof footwear and dress in warm layers. 5-7pm. Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry. 570-828-2319, www.peec.org

    Dec 3-11. Old Time Christmas. Experience an old-fashioned Christmas of the 1800s as guides dressed in period clothing lead visitors by candlelight throughout the farm. Attendees may enjoy a tour of a live Nativity, a visit from the Belschnikel, caroling, story-telling and more. 3:30-7pm. Saturdays and Sundays. Adm. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg. 570-992-6161, www.quietvalley.org

    Dec 3-4, 11. Santa Express. Sing along with Santa, Rudolph and friends when they come to town on this wonderful two-hour traditional holiday excursion. Attendees will take home their very own Christmas treat. Train departs at 11am and 2pm. Adm. Stourbridge Line Rail Excursions, Honesdale. 866-637-2457

    Dec 3-4. Holiday Dramatic Reading of A Christmas Carol. Kick off the holiday season with this favorite annual tradition. 2pm. Adm. Great Hall, Grey Towers National Historic Landmark, Milford. 570-296-9625, www.greytowers.org

    Dec 3, 10. Introduction to Snowshoeing. Learn the basics of using snowshoes. No experience required. Equipment and instruction will be provided. If there is not enough snow, participants may enjoy a hike. 9-11am. Adm. Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry. 570-828-2319, www.peec.org

    Dec 3. Performance: The Elektrik Companys Boogie to the Disco Show - The Ultimate Disco Tribute. Participants who enjoy doing the Hustle, the Bump and the Boogaloo should grab their leisure suit or dress, throw on some medallions and enjoy a night of disco. Doors open at 6pm. Show begins at 8pm. Adm. Penns Peak, Jim Thorpe. 866-605-PEAK, www.pennspeak.com/events

    Dec 3. Winter Survival Hike. Mike Dennis of Traditional Earth Skills will lead an amazing hike through the fields and forests. Participants may build a shelter, try their hand at fire making and learn other useful out-door skills. 1-4pm. Space is limited. Call for reserva-tions. Adm. Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry. 570-828-2319, www.peec.org

    Dec 4. Performance: David Archuleta. With budding maturity, Archuleta captures two years worth of introspection and reflection in his latest pop album, The Other Side of Down, which is a reintroduc-tion of the American Idol runner-up with whom televi-sion viewers fell in love. Doors open at 6:30pm. Show starts at 7pm. Adm. Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg. 570-420-2808, www.shermantheater.com

    Dec 5-16. Annual Holiday Mansion Tours. Led by an interpretive guide, guests may see all three floors of the mansion beautifully decorated by the Milford Garden Club. Tours at 1 and 3 pm. Grey Towers National Historic Landmark, Milford. www.greytowers.org

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    Dec 10. Performance: The Machine. Americas top Pink Floyd show has forged a 20-year reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd. 8pm. Adm. Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg. www.shermantheater.com

    Dec 11. 26th Annual Holiday House Tour: Historic Pottstown by Candlelight. Victorian tea from noon-2pm. Tour homes, churches and buildings from 1-6pm. There will also be a train display, and musical entertainment will be offered throughout the tour. Pottstown. 610-323-2229

    Dec 17. Santa Trades Sleigh for Helicopter: Visit with Santa. The jolly old elf arrives in a helicopter to greet children. 11am and 1:30pm. The event includes photos with Santa, refresh-ments and holiday activities. Family helicopter rides from 11am-3pm. Adm. American Helicopter Museum and Education Center, West Chester. 610-436-9600, www.helicoptermuseum.org

    Dec 17. National Audubon Societys 112th Annual Christmas Bird Count. Families, students, birders and scientists armed with binoculars and bird guides will brave the cold weather to participate in this extraordinary measure of conserva-tion, helping to search for and identify birds in the area. The day includes breakfast and dinner. 8am. Call for details. Adm. Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry. 570-828-2319, www.peec.org

    Dec 26-28. The Nutcracker. Ballet Theatre of Scranton, Scranton. www.balletheatre.com

    Dec 29-31. PEEPS Fest. Three days of great music, art and family fun in the city were PEEPS are born. SteelStacks Campus, Bethlehem. 610-322-1300, www.christmascity.org

    Dec 31. First Night. Scranton. www.firstnight-scranton.com

    Dec 31. Centennial Winter Carnival & New Years Celebration. Ice carving, sleigh rides, snowman making, a bonfire, hayrides, marshmal-low man making, hot chocolate, cookies, caroling and Christmas trees. 10am-5pm. Adm. Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, Shawnee on Delaware. 800-SHAWNEE, www.shawneeinn.com

    JanuaryJan 25-May 27. Exhibit: Girls on Film: 40 Years of Women in Rock. This traveling exhibit from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum features vibrant images of women rockers, such as Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane, Joan Jett and Tina Turner, as they performed during their rise to star-dom. Lehigh University and Zoellner Arts Center, Bethlehem. 610-758-3615, www.zoellnerartscenter.org

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    Jan 29. 21st Annual Ice Tee Golf Tournament. Nine holes of golf atop frozen Lake Wallenpaupack. There will be prizes, giveaways and fun for golfers, non-golfers and spectators. Tee times every ten minutes from 9am-2pm. Awards ceremony at approximately 3pm. Adm. Ehrhardts Waterfront Banquet Center, Hawley. 570-226-3191, http://lakere-gioncc.com/calendar

    FebruaryFeb 10-26. Crystal Cabin Fever - Safari. Check out the amazing ice displays, such as elephants and giraffes, all sculpted from over 100 tons of ice. There will also be ongoing live ice carving shows and professional ice competitions on Feb. 11-12 and 25-26. Guests can enjoy free hot chocolate and wine tasting with adm. Crystal Cabin Fever at Sculpted Ice Works, Lakeville. 570-226-6246, www.crystalcabinfever.comFeb 16-21. 8th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice - The Frozen Games. See more than 50 beautiful frozen works of art. There will be live music, ice carvings and demonstrations. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking. There will be a parade through downtown on Feb. 16 at 7pm to welcome the ice to town. Throughout Clarks Summit and the Abingtons. 570-587-9045, www.TheAbingtons.org

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    Dec 2-4. Candlelight Tours. During this won-derful holiday event for the entire family, visitors may see the houses dressed for the holiday season. Costumed docents, cooking demonstrations, and chil-drens activities mean fun for all ages. The David Bradford House and the LeMoyne House, Washington. 724-222-3604, 724-225-6740, www.bradfordhouse.org, www.wchspa.org

    Dec 2-4, 10-11, 17-18. Santa Trolley. Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, Washington. 724-228-9256, www.pa-trolley.org

    Dec 2. Holiday Open House. Visit all of the wonderful shops, which will extend their hours for this special event. 5-9pm. Downtown Waynesburg. 724-627-8119, www.waynesburgpa.org

    Dec 2-4. Performance: Wizard of Oz. New Castle Playhouse, New Castle. 724-654-3437, www.newcastleplayhouse.org

    Dec 2. Noel Night in Volant. Sample delec-table hors doeuvres and enjoy special offers while shopping throughout the magically lit village. The streets will be lined with luminaries, and bagpipers will offer entertainment. Volant. 724-533-5054, www.vol-antshops.com

    Dec 2. Performance: Neil Bergs Broadway Holiday. Five Broadway stars sing favorite Broadway and holiday tunes to create an eve-ning of enchantment. Miller Auditorium, campus of Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock. 724-738-2018, www.sru.edu

    Dec 2. Performance: B.E. Taylor Acoustic Christmas Concert. 7:30pm. Community Alliance Church, Butler. 724-431-3213, www.vna.com

    Dec 2-4. Christmas Open House at The Glass Blowing Center. Featuring live blown glass Christmas ornament demonstrations all day by multiple glassblowers. Light refreshments will be served. 10am-6pm. The Glass Blowing Center, Hilliards. 724-791-2100, www.glass123.com

    Dec 2-Jan 1. Exhibit: AABC Annual Holiday Art Show & Sale. More than 150 pieces of art by members of the Associated Artists of Butler County will be for sale to those seeking a one-of-a-kind Christmas present. Prices range from $4 to over $1,000. Adm is free to the public. The Art Center, Butler. 724-283-6922, www.aabcArtCenter.com

    Dec 3-4, 10-11. Nativity Display. An indoor Advent exhibit representing more than 270 Nativities from personal, family and community collections. Musical entertainment will be featured again this year. Light refreshments will be served. Weekends from noon-5pm. Free adm. Villa Maria Community Center, Villa Maria. 724-964-8920, ext. 3348, www.humilityof-mary.org

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    Nov 26-Dec 4. 22nd Annual Festival of Lights. View and purchase one-of-a-kind holiday trees beautifully decorated by businesses, organizations and individuals. Adm. The historic Victorian Samuel Warden Mansion, Mount Pleasant. http://mountpleas-antfol15666.tripod.com/trees

    Nov 26-27, Dec 3-4. Christmas Open House. Greene County Historical Museum, Waynesburg. 724-627-3204, www.greenecountyhistory.com

    Dec 1-4, 8-Jan 1. Festival of Lights. Blue Spruce Park, Indiana. 724-463-8636, www.indiana-countyparks.org

    Dec 1-17. Performance: The Mask of Moriarty. Produced by Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre. Charity Randall Theatre, Pittsburgh. 412-561-6000, www.picttheatre.org

    Dec 1-Jan 8. Exhibit: Neapolitan Presepio. Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. 412-622-3131, www.carnegiemuseums.org

    Dec 1-Jan 8. Exhibit: Annual Holiday Trees. Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. 412-622-3131, www.carnegiemuseums.org

    Dec 1-31. Holiday at Burgess. A drive-through Christmas display nightly. 6-9pm. Visit with Santa on Fridays and Saturdays. Free. Titusville. 814-827-2941, www.titusvillechamber.com

    Dec 2. Blairsville Light Up Night. An annual event held to start off the holiday season. Guests may watch the parade and see Santa arrive. Downtown Blairsville. 724-459-6927

    Dec 2. Homer City Light Up Night. A craft bazaar, parade and bonfire. Attendees may visit with Santa at the Homer City Fire Hall. Homer City. 724-479-2184

    Dec 2-4. Performance: Dillweeds Parlor Players Present Christmas Stories. Celebrate the joy of Christmas with tender-hearted tales of the season. Registration required. Dillweed Bed and Breakfast, Dilltown. 814-446-6465, www.dillweedinc.com

    Dec 2-4. Performance: Honeck Conducts Handels Messiah. BNY Mellon Grand Classics. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org

    Dec 2-18. Kennywoods Holiday Lights. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Kennywood Park, Pittsburgh. 412-461-0500, www.kennywood.com

    Dec 2-23. Performance: The Nutcracker. Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Benedum Center, Pittsburgh. 412-281-0360, www.pbt.org

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    Dec 3-4. Drive Through Nativity. Eleven live scenes depicting the story of Jesus birth. Offered free as a gift to the community. 6-9pm. Kings Chapel United Methodist Church, New Castle. 724-654-8408

    Dec 3. Breakfast With Santa. A fun-filled breakfast with crafts, goodies and, of course, Santa. Designed for toddlers through children age 10. Adm. Butler Township Park Building, Butler. 724-284-5383, www.co.butler.pa.us

    Dec 3. Performance: A Night Of Joy: Slippery Rock University Choir. Featuring the SRU Concert Choir, the SRU Chamber Singers and SRUs newest ensemble, the Womens Choir. Butler Intermediate High School, Butler. 724-283-1402, www.butlersymphony.org

    Dec 3. Jack Rowleys Irish Christmas Dinner Show. A delicious dinner and the musical genius of Cahal Dunne. 6pm. Americas Best Value Inn - The Arlington Hotel, Oil City. www.ocartscouncil.com

    Dec 3, 10. Santa Express. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and their helpers while enjoying a winter trip through the valley that changed the world. Guests may enjoy hot chocolate and homemade cookies as they sing Christmas carols en route to Perry Street Station. Reservations required. Titusville. 814-676-1733, www.octrr.org

    Dec 4. Freeport Celebrates Christmas. Freeport Renaissance Association kicks off the holidays with a parade, strolling carolors, Christmas hayrides, a house tour, a train display and more. Freeport. 724-719-9700

    Dec 4. Performance: Erie Philharmonic: Home for the Holidays Concert. Academy Theatre, Meadville. 814-337-8000, www.theacade-mytheatre.org

    Dec 5-31. Candlelight Evenings. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh. 412-622-6914, www.phipps.conservatory.org

    Dec 6. Performance: Yo-Yo Ma With the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsym-phony.org

    Dec 3. Saltsburg Light Up Night. Festivities will include tree decorating, visits with Santa and his elves on his horse-drawn sleigh and visits with the Grinch at the Lions Building on Point Street. Free crafts for kids and free hot chocolate and cookies for all will be available. Saltsburg. 724-639-3728

    Dec 3. Howard Hannas Charity Tour of Homes. Enjoy the beautiful holiday decorations. Blairsville. 724-459-0200

    Dec 3-4, 10-11, 17-18. Flemings Christmas Tree Farms Family Fun. Attendees may select the perfect Christmas tree, wheth-er opting for a pre-cut tree from the lot or choosing one from the field. Horse-drawn wagon rides to the field and back, reminiscent of days gone by, will be available for families to enjoy on scheduled weekends. Flemings Christmas Tree Farms, Indiana. 724-463-0570, www.flemingschristmastrees.com

    Dec 3. Performance: JazzMobile Presents A Billy Taylor Tribute. Manchester Craftsmens Guild, Pittsburgh. 412-322-1773, www.mcgyouthandarts.org

    Dec 3. Performance: Ho Ho Ho With the WSO. Performed by the Washington Symphony Orchestra, the program will include traditional holiday music featuring secular and sacred numbers loved by all. The program has become a much-anticipated holi-day tradition. 8pm. Trinity High School, Washington 724-223-9796, www.washsym.org

    Dec 3. Old Fashion Christmas in Canonsburg. The 22nd annual event will include a popular luncheon with Santa, craft making, music, hayrides, train rides, special guests, carols and more. Downtown Canonsburg. 724-745-1515, www.down-towncanonsburg.org

    Dec 3. Waynesburg Christmas Parade. The parade begins at 2pm. Attendees can see more than 100 entries. Downtown Waynesburg. 724-627-5926

    Dec 3. Breakfast With Santa. 9am. Greene County Fairgrounds, Waynesburg. 724-852-5323

    Dec 3. Carmichaels Christmas Parade & Light-Up Night. Town Square, Carmichaels. 724-966-5073, www.carmichaelschamber.org

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    Dec 10. Saturday Evening Program at Providence Plantation. The theme will be American Frontier Prelude to Revolution (1763-1775). Visitors may learn, touch and taste history during the program, Special Frontier Christmas, which includes entertainment and a period meal. 4-7pm. Providence Plantation, Evans City. 724-538-8818, www.frontier-history.orgDec 10. A Hosanna! Holiday Celebration. A full-course meal, holiday entertainment and a theme basket auction. Noon and 5pm. Penn Christian Academy Auditorium, Butler. 724-287-8362, http://singhosanna.orgDec 10, 17. Santa Paws Express. All aboard the KJRR for a scenic winter wonderland ride. Participants will enjoy holiday music, cookies and cocoa, and children should bring their letters to Santa. Kiski-Junction Railroad, Schenley. 724-285-5577, www.kiskijunction.comDec 10-11. Christmas Open House. Refreshments will be served while guests observe the 1868 homes festive decorations with the theme Santa Claus Is Coming to Town. 1-5pm. Marshall House Museum, Dayton. 814-257-8846Dec 10. Story Time With Santa. Academy Theatre, Meadville. 814-337-8000, www.theacade-mytheatre.org

    Dec 11. Performance: Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration With the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsym-phony.org

    Dec 8. Tinsel Time - The Evergreen Garden Club. Boutique shopping, a delicious lun-cheon, holiday designs, entertainment, drawings and door prizes. Indiana. 724-349-1222Dec 8. Performance: Christmas Brasstacular. River City Brass. Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh. 412-434-7222, www.rivercitybrass.orgDec 8-23. Performance: A Musical Christmas Carol. Pittsburgh CLO. Byham Theater, Pittsburgh. 412-281-3973, www.pittsburghclo.orgDec 9, Jan 13, Feb 10. Lovin Downtown Every Second. Families, friends and neighbors are invited to stroll downtown and enjoy the night life dur-ing this free event. 5-8pm. Downtown Indiana. 724-463-6110, www.downtownindiana.orgDec 9. Performance: Take 6 Christmas. Manchester Craftsmens Guild, Pittsburgh. 412-322-1773, www.mcgyouthandarts.orgDec 9-18. Performance: Twelfth Night. Point Park Universitys Conservatory Theatre Company. Pittsburgh Playhouse, Pittsburgh. 412-392-8000, www.pointpark.edu/PghPlayhouseDec 9. Performance: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Holiday pops with favor-ite carols, holiday music and surprises with conductor Lawrence Loh. 8pm. Scottish Rite Cathedral, New Castle. 800-743-8560, www.pittsburghsymphony.orgDec 9. Not Just Ballroom Dance - Country Two Step. Each month will feature a dance, starting with a lesson at 7pm. All are invited, singles and cou-ples. Ages 18 and up. 7-11pm. Cranberry Township Municipal Center Gym, Cranberry Township. 724-776-4806, ext. 1129, www.twp.cranberry.pa.usDec 9-11. Performance: Rudolf, Frosty, The Grinch & Friends. Audience members may relive the innocence and nostalgia of their youth and share it with their kids, ringing in the Christmas season with a hilarious, touching and joyful celebration of the music of favorite TV specials. The Strand Theater, Zelienople. 724-742-0400, www.thestrandtheater.orgDec 9-11. Performance: Spotlight Event: A Holiday Spectacular. Meadville Community Theatre, Meadville. 814-333-1773, www.mctbackstage.com

    Dec 10. Olde Fashioned Christmas. The 14th annual event will include a strolling holiday feast with entertainment in five uniquely decorated court-rooms. Horse-drawn carriage rides, photos with the Olde Fashioned Santa, a silent auction and cash bar available. Washington County Courthouse, Washington. 724-225-9550, ext. 404, www.caswg.orgDec 10. Holiday Craft Blast. The show will be held by the Nathanael Greene Historical Foundation. Greene County Fairgrounds, Waynesburg. 724-943-4462, www.natgreene.orgDec 10. Mount Morris Christmas Parade. Mount Morris. 724-324-5443

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    Jan 12. Frostbite Foodtaste Footrace. Includes a route that will take hundreds of participants to many of Sharons gathering places, where they will taste each establishments specialty food items and beverage. 6-11pm. Downtown Sharon. 724-981-9464

    Jan 13-14. Performance: Rachmaninoffs Symphonic Dances. BNY Mellon Grand Classics. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org

    Jan 14. 2012 Bridal Fashion Show. Enjoy an evening of frills, fashion and fun at the bridal fashion show. Lot of delicious samples and prizes. St. Marys Parish Hall, Kittanning. 724-543-4256

    Jan 19-Feb 19. Performance: As You Like It. Produced by Pittsburgh Public Theater. OReilly Theater, Pittsburgh. 412-247-0200, www.ppt.org

    Jan 20, Feb 10, 24. Skate & Dance. Mon View Roller Rink, Greensboro. 724-852-5323, 724-943-3440

    Jan 20-22, 24-28. Performance: The Smell of the Kill. Take three delicious, malicious wives, add three miserable, unloving husbands - and chill. Thats the recipe of this tantalizing new comedy that had Broadway audiences cheering. Presented by Butler Little Theatre, Butler. 724-287-6781, www.blt-group.org

    Jan 21. Performance: Fiddlesticks - Skate Into Winter. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org

    Jan 21-Feb 12. Performance: Through the Night. City Theatre, Pittsburgh. 412-431-4400, www.citytheatrecompany.org

    Jan 21. 2nd Annual Winterfest. A chili cook-off, ice skating, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, hiking, ice sculpture and dog sledding demos, crafts and hot food. Moraine State Park, Portersville. 724-368-9185, www.morainepreservationfund.org

    Jan 26-29. Performance: Marvin, Dave Koz & the Movies. PNC Pittsburgh Symphony Pops. Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org

    Jan 27-29, Feb 3-4. Performance: Cats. Academy Theatre, Meadville. 814-337-8000, www.theacademytheatre.org

    Jan 28. Indiana County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. Attend a premier networking event that provides a great opportunity to reach key business contacts. The event includes exhib-its, seminars, musical entertainment and drawings. Indiana Mall, Indiana. 724-465-2511, www.indianapa.com/chamber

    Jan 28-Feb 5. Performance: Hansel & Gretel. Pittsburgh Opera. CAPA Theater, Pittsburgh. 412-281-0912, www.pittsburghopera.org

    Dec 11. Candlelight Christmas. An elegant annual fundraising dinner. Reservations required. Stewart Hall, Harmony Museum, Harmony. 724-452-7341, www.harmonymuseum.org

    Dec 13-Mar 4. Exhibit: Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection. Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh. 412-622-3131, www.carnegiemnh.org

    Dec 15-17. Performance: Highmark Holiday Pops With Marvin Hamlisch. PNC Pittsburgh Symphony Pops. Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org

    Dec 16. Performance: John Tesh: Big Band Christmas. Tesh, joined by 12 band mem-bers (eight horns), will capture the Christmas spirit with traditional carols. 7:30pm. Orr Auditorium, Westminster College, New Wilmington. 724-946-7354, www.west-minster.edu/celebrity

    Dec 17. Annual Ice Plant Christmas Parade. Begins at 2pm. Greensboro. 724-998-8242

    Dec 27-Jan 1. Performance: Memphis. PNC Broadway Across America. Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org

    Dec 27. Program at Providence Plantation. Opening of the George Washington Frontier Institute 1753: Washingtons First Mission. 9am-noon. Providence Plantation, Evans City. 724-538-8818, www.frontier-history.org

    Dec 31. Performance: Auld Lang Syne. Pittsburgh Opera. Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh. 412-281-0912, www.pittsburghopera.org

    Dec 31. First Night. Produced by Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Downtown Pittsburgh. 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org

    Dec 31. Silvester. A unique family fun New Years Eve celebration welcoming the New Year on German time in recognition of Harmonys German heritage. ugh. 724-452-7341, www.harmonymuseum.org

    Dec 31. Ring in the Arts. Held on New Years Eve beginning at 6pm. Downtown Butler. 724-256-5769, www.butlerdowntown.org

    Dec 31. First Night Oil City. The nonalcoholic family-oriented celebration will offer more than 70 dif-ferent indoor performances on Oil Citys North and South sides. Purchase a button in advance to get into all venues. Fireworks displays at 7pm and midnight. Oil City. 814-676-3007, www.ocartscouncil.com

    JanuaryJan 1. Polar Bear Plunge. Splash into the New Year with hundreds of friends. Plunge donations benefit the American Cancer Society. Kittanning Riverfront Park, Kittanning.

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  • Feb 11-12. Performance: 3rd Season Broadway Concert Series: The Music of Lennon & McCartney. The music of The Beatles has been celebrated in four full-stage Broadway musi-cals. This show will cram as many of their hits as pos-sible into a single evening, with amazing musicians and vocalists. The Strand Theater, Zelienople. 724-742-0400, www.thestrandtheater.org

    Feb 11. Franklin on Ice. Get rid of the winter blahs and come to Fountain Park as professional ice sculptors turn lifeless blocks of ice into beautiful works of art. Sample the best chili from some of the finest downtown restaurants, visit indoor sidewalk sales and more. 10am-4pm. Downtown Franklin. 814-437-1619, www.franklinpa.gov

    Feb 12. Winter Wonderland Walk. Enjoy Armstrong Countys beautiful scenery, birds and wild-life. Environmental Learning Center, Ford City. 724-763-6316

    Feb 17-19. Performance: Music As Inspiration. BNY Mellon Grand Classics. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org

    Feb 18. Performance: Dance Works Rotterdam/Andre Gingras - Anatomica. Pittsburgh Dance Council. Byham Theater, Pittsburgh. www.dancecouncil.org

    Feb 18. Douse for a House - Polar Bear Plunge. Plunge into the lake for Lawrence County Habitat for Humanity. 10am-1pm. Moraine State Park, Portersville. 724-652-3438, www.lawrencecountyhabi-tat.org

    Feb 20-Apr 9. Easter Bunny Lane. Welcome the first blossoms of spring and watch the animated figures at play. Visiting the display has become a family tradition for the whole family. Free. Kraynaks, Hermitage. 724-347-4511, www.kraynaks.com

    Feb 24. Performance: Cabaret. Pittsburgh Opera. Pittsburgh Opera Building, Pittsburgh. 412-281-0912, www.pittsburghopera.org

    Feb 24-Mar 4. Performance: M33. Produced by Point Park Universitys Conservatory Theatre Company. Pittsburgh Playhouse, Pittsburgh. 412-392-8000, www.pointpark.edu/PghPlayhouse

    Feb 24-26. 5th Annual Oil Country Bluegrass Festival. Bluegrass fills the air and numerous bluegrass bands play all weekend long. Free. Americas Best Value Inn - the Arlington Hotel, Oil City. www.ocartscouncil.com

    Feb 25. Performance: Tammy Pescatelli. Academy Theatre, Meadville. 814-337-8000, www.theacademytheatre.org

    Jan 28. 7th Annual Winter Fest. Ice skating, sled riding, hiking, snowman building and more. Ryerson Station State Park, Wind Ridge. 724-428-4254Jan 29. Bridal Fair & Womens Expo. More than 70 exhibitors will offer the latest products and services for the perfect wedding. Attendees will have a chance to win $1,000 cash if they are present at 5pm. Noon-5pm. Scottish Rite Cathedral, New Castle. 724-654-5593

    FebruaryFeb 1-12. Performance: Billy Elliot, The Musical. PNC Broadway Across America. Benedum Center, Pittsburgh. 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org

    Feb 3-5. Performance: Brahms Requiem. BNY Mellon Grand Classics. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org

    Feb 3-12. Performance: Uncommon Baroque With Chamber Orchestra. Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Pittsburgh. 412-281-0360, www.pbt.org

    Feb 3-19. Performance: Mid-Strut. Produced by Point Park Universitys The REP. Pittsburgh Playhouse, Pittsburgh. 412-392-8000, www.pointpark.edu/PghPlayhouse

    Feb 3-4, 10-12, 17-18. Performance: The Odd Couple. Meadville Community Theatre, Meadville. 814-333-1773, www.mctbackstage.com

    Feb 5. 24th Annual Motorcycle Swap Meet. Motorcycles, dirt bikes, leather goods, T-shirts and more. Greene County Fairgrounds, Waynesburg. 724-883-2460

    Feb 10-12. Performance: Beethoven, Mozart & Respighi. BNY Mellon Grand Classics. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org

    Feb 10-12. 2012 StrongLand HomExpo. This is the largest free to the public home show in western Pennsylvania. Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills Mall, Tarentum. 724-845-5426, www.strongland.org

    Feb 11. Performance: Heroes. The perfor-mance by the Washington Symphony Orchestra will allow audience members to experience a classical cele-bration of heroes through musical selections, including Beethovens 3rd Symphony Eroica, Wagners Siegfrieds Funeral March and John Williams Superman. 8pm. Trinity High School, Washington. 724-223-9796, www.washsym.org

    Feb 11. Performance: A Night of Song: Michael Forest, Tenor. Forest has numerous recordings, including a Grammy Award-winning record-ing of John Coriglianos Rage and Remembrance. Butler Intermediate High School, Butler. 724-283-1402, www.butlersymphony.org

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    Upcoming EventsDec. 2 Holiday Open House,

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    Dec. 3 Christmas Parade, Downtown Waynesburg

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    It wasnt my intention that the win-ter issue would take on such a nostal-gic feel, but there seems to be a theme running throughout the book: family, friends, tradition and celebration. And what better time of year for it than dur-ing the holiday season?

    When you think of Christmas in Pennsylvania, you may think of Beth-lehem, known as Christmas City USA, or Lancaster County, with its National Christmas Center. Truth is, no place re-ally has the corner on Christmas, but in Indiana, PA, the holiday spirit is home-grown.

    O TannenbaumA big part of my family tradition is

    going to Frog Hollow, a local Christ-mas tree farm, and tagging our tree in early November and then proudly taking it home to decorate in Decem-ber. The smell of fresh pine cannot be reproduced, which is partly why fresh trees are still a big part of the American Christmas. Tree farms are a big part of Indiana County, so much so that its

    called the Christmas Tree Capital of the World.

    Flemings has been in the Christmas tree business since Roy Fleming planted his fi rst seedling in 1945. Today, sons JD and Randy operate the family busi-ness in two locations, Indiana and New Alexandria. Generations of families have made the annual trip to Flemings Christmas Tree Farm a tradition.

    Another growing tradition is the Trees for Troops Day at Flemings Indi-ana location. This year the event is on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Christmas SPIRIT Foundation and FedEx, in cooperation with the National Christmas Tree Association, have joined forces to create a nationwide program to deliver some Christmas spirit for troops and military families. Tree growers do-nate, collect, prepare and load thou-sands of trees onto FedEx freight trucks, which, in turn, will deliver the holiday trees to military families in the U.S. and overseas.

    You can participate by contacting

    Fleming's Christmas Tree Farm has been supplying homegrown holiday spirit since 1945.

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    Flemings Christmas Tree Farm and making a donation or purchas-ing a tree at the event. Donors are encour-aged to send a message along with their tree. These trees give mili-tary families a little taste of home during the holidays. Amazing-ly, Flemings will ship their 100,000th tree this year! In addition to the opportunity to say thank-you to our troops, the event offers games, horse-drawn wagon rides and ac-tivities for the fam-ily. Check them out at www.flemingschrist-mastrees.com.

    For information on other Indiana County Christmas tree growers, log on to http//:christmastreecapital.com.

    Hometown Boy Makes Good

    Indianas biggest claim to Christ-mas fame came on May 20th, 1908. That was the day that James Maitland Stewart came into the world. Jimmy, as family and friends knew him, would grow up to be a war hero and one of the most beloved actors of all time. Though he won an Oscar for his role in The Philadelphia Story, Jimmy Stewarts most memorable role would be that of George Bailey in the 1946 fi lm Its A Wonderful Life.

    Indiana has always embraced their native son, and in 1995 the

    Jimmy Stewart Museum was dedicated with two of his daughters in attendance. The museum houses personal memora-bilia and treasures from his military and movie careers. Popular Stewart fi lms are shown during Saturday and Sunday matinees in the 50-seat theater. Visitors may even fi nd a pooka or two hanging around.

    The museum store has everything from movie posters and DVDs to WWII airplane models and apparel.

    Winter hours are Mon-day through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sun-day, noon to 4 p.m.

    Additional informa-tion on the Jimmy Stew-art Museum can be found on jimmy.org.

    Each year, Indiana celebrates Stewarts most popular fi lm with the Its A Wonderful Life Festi-val. This years festivi-

    Jimmy Stewart spent an idyllic childhood in Indiana, Penn-sylvania. The museum chronicles Stewart's life in Indiana, years at Princeton and his military and acting careers.

    When fi rst released it gar-nered very little attention, but today, "It's A Wonderful Life" is a holiday favorite.

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    ties will be held on Nov. 18th. Activities include a showing of Its A Wonderful Life, and the Jimmy Stewart Museum will be open with free ad-mission, plus activi-ties downtown such as roasting marsh-mallows, crafts, hay-rides, music, and snacks. A parade will usher Santa to the Courthouse with the annual tree lighting to follow.

    20th Annual Festival of Lights at Blue Spruce Park

    The annual Festival of Lights at Blue Spruce Park will be held Nov. 24-27, Dec. 1-4, and Dec. 8- Jan. 1, 2012, from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

    The two-mile driving tour takes visi-tors around the lake, where 80 lighted displays are located throughout the wooded area. Activities include visits from Santa, sleigh rides and locally made crafts. The beautiful backdrop that Blue Spruce Park provides makes the holiday display even more stunning.

    Coordinators are planning a Wheres Rudolph contest this year. Count the Rudolphs you see along the tour, and then log on to their website and enter your number. One lucky win-ner will receive a $300 Indiana Mall Gift Card.

    2011 will mark the arrival of the 250,000th visitor to the Festival of Lights. A representative from the Indi-ana Tourist Bureau will be at the gate on Saturday, Nov. 26th, to present that visi-tor with a special gift.

    The bureau will also be sponsoring Trolley Rides to the festival on Nov. 25 and Dec. 2, 9 and 16. The trolley will depart at 5:30 and 7 p.m. each of those nights from downtown Indiana. There is a small fee for the trolley, with pro-ceeds going to the Festival of Lights.

    Check out their website www.Indiana-CountyParks.org/Happenings/FOL3.htm.

    Indiana County Light-Up Nights

    Nov. 18 - Indianas Light Up will take place during the Its A Wonderful Life Festival.

    Nov. 25 - Clymers tree lighting will take place at 7 p.m., followed by a visit from Santa.

    Dec. 2 - Blairsville welcomes Santa and the season with a parade.

    Dec. 2 - Homer City will have a pa-rade, bonfi re, craft bazaar and visit from Santa at the fi rehall.

    Dec. 3 - Saltsburg will welcome San-ta and his elves on a horse-drawn sleigh. The Grinch will stop in for a visit at the Lions Building. In addition, Saltsburg will offer free crafts, hot chocolate and cookies for the kids.

    Indiana County is known for quaint towns that would have very easily fi t the bill as Bedford Falls. Its not diffi cult to imagine how Jimmy Stewarts upbring-ing in one of these small towns may have shaped the person that he became. For even more homegrown Christmas events in Indiana County, log on to www.whereandwhen.com.

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    Photos courtesy of the Indiana County Tourist Bureau

    The Festival of Lights at Blue Spruce Park will welcome their 250,000th visitor to the popular annual display this season.

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