Upcoming events and activities

Staff Writer

Monday, Oct. 24
•The St. Marys Public Library will host a playgroup/storytime on Oct. 17 from 10-11 a.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Youngsters will have the opportunity to play, sing, listen to stories, participate in crafts and over activities and enjoy a snack.

Tuesday, Oct. 25
•A free FAFSA Completion Workshop for 2017-2018 academic year will be held at the Community Education Center (CEC) in downtown St. Marys on Oct. 25 from 2-4 p.m. or from 5-7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 26
•The St. Marys Public Library will host a special playgroup/storytime on Oct. 26 from 10-11 a.m. Youngsters will have the opportunity to play, sing, listen to stories, participate in crafts and over activities and enjoy a snack.
•The LIFT organization will host "Within Your Reach" on Oct. 26 from 1-2 p.m. at the St. Marys Public Library.

Thursday, Oct. 27
•The 13th annual Business Trick or Treat event in Ridgway will be held Thursday, Oct. 27 from 3-5 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce.

Friday, Oct. 28
•The Non-Profit Academy is being held Friday, Oct. 28 at The Highlands in St. Marys from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. In this six-hour conference, attendees will network, share and learn. It will feature “Empower The Hour, Slay The Day”, presented by Todd Parisi, motivational speaker. Break-out workshops include "Shale, Gas and Mineral energy as a major gift!", "Marketing ideas and best practices", "Governance issues and legal check list for Non Profits" as well as for some time to network with other nonprofits. Non-profit leaders, executives, front line staff, board members and volunteers from Elk County and the surrounding region are encouraged to attend. The registration fee is $30 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. The event is a partnership between the Elk County Community Foundation and a network of Leadership Elk County alumni. Contact the Foundation for more details at 814-335-2792 or eccf@windstream.net.
•The St. Marys Area High School's HOSA club is hosting a Haunted Trail on Friday, Oct. 28, Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30 from 7:30-10 p.m. There is a $5 entry fee with proceeds benefitting the HOSA club. Join them in frights, food, raffles, and more.

Saturday, Oct. 29
•A Halloween Bash will be held at Edgewood Hall on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 p.m.-midnight. Tickets are $15/person with advance tickets only. The event will include musical entertainment by The Moore Brothers. Prizes will be awarded for the scariest, most original, funniest, best couple and best group costumes. Must be 21 years of age to attend and BYOB. Appetizers and snack will be provided along with flesh off the bone (BBQ ham), zombie eyeballs (flavored meatballs), spider eggs (parsley potatoes), mummies (hot dogs wrapped with croissant), dead mans toes (lil smokies wrapped in bacon), vomiting pumpkins (spinach dip and bread), skull (chicken cheese ball and crackers), and pop, punch and bottled water. For tickets and more information on the event contact Dee-Dee at 814-335-2963.
•Trick or treat night in Ridgway is set for Saturday, Oct. 29 by porch light invitation only.
•Trick or treat night in Emporium is set for Saturday, Oct. 29 by porch light invitation only.
•Sinnemahoning State Park will hold the Haunted Halloween Trail and All Hallows Eve Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 4-9 p.m. Organizers are looking for volunteers for this annual event to make it as successful as the past three years. Volunteers are needed to serve refreshments and assist with games and activities for younger children.

Sunday, Oct 30
•The Elk County Catholic High School senior class is hosting a haunted house on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the school. A children's Halloween hallway will also be offered.

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