Live music at Deer Creek Winery — Jan. 13 at 1:30 p.m., Bad Hat Daddy O’s will perform at Deer Creek Winery in Shippenville. On Jan. 17, Kevin Paul is scheduled to perform at 1:30 p.m.
Live Music — Jan. 18, 7 p.m., Mad Mike’s Blues Revue at the Clarion River Brewing Company, Clarion.
Open mic night at Clarion River Brewing Company — Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. Hosted by Samantha Sears. No drum kits please but you can bring your bongos! This is strictly for musicians ages 21 and over. For more information call (814) 297-8399, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://clarionriverbrew.com.
Open Mic Night — Jan. 12 from 5-8 p.m. at Tablespoons Cafe & Deli, St. Marys. The event is hosted by the Elk County Council on the Arts. There is no RSVP required. Show up ready to perform, or listen. Questions? Give us a call, 814-772-7051.
Open Mic Night Series at Allegheny Grille — Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. with Robyn Young. Bring an instrument and/or your voice and join Robyn on stage or rock out solo. Jan. 29, Daniel Stockwell, 6 p.m.
The Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra presents Winter Winds — Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, State College. An eclectic mix of attractive chamber music for winds as performed by 10 of the PCO wind players. The concert will feature works by Beethoven, Gounod, Farkas, Mozart, Arnold and others.
Marienville Winterfest — Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. Food, Chinese auction, chili cook-off at noon, bake-off at 3 p.m., snow sculptures scavenger hunt, coloring contest at 4 p.m., snowflake cutting contest at 5 p.m., sky lanterns at 6 p.m., snowmobile torchlight parade at 7 p.m. Free admission.
Elk County Wilds Mountain Fest — Jan. 18-20 at the Motion Control Building on Gillis Avenue in Ridgway. Showing what the mountain folk do in the winter in Elk County. Come and enjoy wineries, breweries, distilleries, food, vendors, artisans, and live bands There will be many fun activities and contests for the children. Other contests will include chili, pie, and beard. Times are Jan. 18, 3-10 p.m.; Jan. 19, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Jan. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Winterfest 19 — Jan. 26-27 at Parker Dam State Park, Penfield. Hosted by the Clearfield YMCA, the family fun starts with a Freeze Your Gizzard 5K run at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Then it’s Salami Sling time to see how far you can throw a salami. The four-person Blizzard Volleyball Tournament. Learn how to cross country ski at and about ice fishing. Bring your dog, on a leash, and and show off your best friend at the Dog Show. Sunday’s events begin at noon with an Ice Harvesting demonstration. Then learn about ice fishing. The Kid’s Snow Box Derby begins at 1 p.m. A discussion on attracting winter birds to feeders. Bring a bikini or speedo and run in the “almost” naked mile (hats and mittens are also permitted). The festival ends with the annual Polar Bear Swim at 4 p.m.. There is still time to register to take the plunge by calling the Y at 765-5521. Both days a concession stand and restrooms will be open and all activities planned will take place weather permitting. Bring ice skates, sleds and come out and play. (814) 765-5521.
Groundhog Trail Wine Festival — Feb. 2 at Clearfield Fairgrounds, Expo 2 building in Clearfield. More than 40 vendors, entertainment. Call 814-236-0910 for bus or group tours. Tickets are $20 pre sale or $25 at the door. Get pre-sale tickets online at https://altoonatickets.com/events/groundhog-wine-festival.
Groundhog Day Celebration – Feb. 1-3 in Punxsutawney. Dozens of events and activities for the entire family. Gobbler’s Knob will be the spot to be early on February 2 to see what our famous Phil has to predict. Barclay Square is full of live entertainment, including 80 Degreez performing at 3 p.m. on Feb. 2, souvenirs, contests, tours, and much more.
Jefferson County Longrifles Annual Winter Rendezvous – Feb. 16-17 at 1000 Harriger Hollow Road (Ramsaytown), Brookville. Traders welcome, campers welcome, wood & water available, cash targets, men, women, juniors & youth categories, paper, mountain man & trail, trade guns, Saturday evening shoot.
Beer Bash on the Allegheny — Jan. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Allegheny Grille. An evening of food and beer pairings. Tickets are $50 per guest and RSVP is required. RSVP by stopping in or calling the Allegheny Grille at 724-659-5701.
Vintage Snowmobile Gathering — Jan. 26 at 10. a.m. at MACA building, 149 Pine St., Marienville. Marienville Winterfest will be having a Vintage Snowmobile Gathering. It will take place on Saturday, January 26, from 10am – 7pm at the Marienville Area Civic Association Building at 149 Pine St in Marienville. All vintage sled memorabilia is welcome in displays.
Elk Country Escape Room — Jan. 27 at 12 p.m. at the Elk Country Visitor Center. Think you have what it takes to escape. In this free escape room elk biologist Molly Werner has gone missing and you are needed to help search her office for clues to her whereabouts. The program will run every half hour from 12-4 p.m. and is free of charge. Pre-register by emailing KECAConEdSp@windstream.net or by calling 814-787-5173.
Team Cruisers Relay for Life Soup Sundae – Feb. 3, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the MACA Building, 149 Pine St. in Marienville. At least 12 different soups to try with an ice cream sundae to follow. Costs by donation.
SNOWMAN IN THE FOREST DAY – Feb. 16 beginning at 11 a.m. at Cook Forest State Park Ice Skating Pond. Ice skating (some skate rentals available), sledding (bring your tubes or sleds), chili cook-off, horse drawn sleigh rides, hikes, happy dog contest, and appearance from Smokey the Bear. We are cooking hot dogs, kraut dogs, and chili for all. This is a wonderful family event! Come out and see how beautiful Cook Forest is in the winter. Dress warm.