Upcoming events and activities

Staff Writer

Monday, April 17
•St. Marys City Council will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in City Hall on LaFayette Street in St. Marys. A public hearing is scheduled regarding an inter-municipal liquor license transfer for the Market Street Saloon. Council will also consider amending a portion of the city code relating to outdoor fires and an ordinance revising the definition of leaf waste under the curbside recycling ordinance.
•The St. Marys Public Library will host a social playgroup with stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and a snack on Monday, April 17 at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. This week will feature a morning poetry story "Daniel finds a Poem" as part of the PA One Book program.
•The knit and crochet group will meet Monday, April 17 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the St. Marys Public Library. All ages are welcome.
•The Concert Choir of Elk County will present  “Sing it Again” a night of dinner and song on May 18,19 and 20 at the Royal Inn in Ridgway. Tickets are on sale now at the Village Peddler in St. Marys, Cliffe’s in Ridgway and Constables in Johnsonburg. Advanced ticket sales only.

Tuesday, April 18
•Tickets are now available for the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Elk County Women's Social on Wednesday, April 26 from 6-9 p.m. at the Fine Line. It's time for some Spring Time Bling during a ladies night out while painting a mug, glass or small vase with instructional support from local artist Ashley Denio. Tickets are $25 with a meal included. They are available at the Chamber office located at 53 S. St. Marys St. Attendees must bring their own item to paint. An array of items will be available as part of the large basket raffle. Vendors will be on hand as well.
•On Tuesday, April 18 at 12:30 p.m., local historian Ray Beimel will be presenting the program “St. Benedict’s Academy.” All are welcome to attend this interesting slideshow being held at the St. Marys Senior Center. The center is located between Erie Avenue and Depot Street, across from the parking garage.
•The St. Marys Lighthouse Aglow will have their monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 18 at the Fox Township Senior Center at 7 p.m. with fellowship time beginning at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

Wednesday, April 19
•The St. Marys Public Library will host a social playgroup with stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and a snack on Wednesday, April 19 at 10 a.m. This week will feature a morning poetry story "Daniel finds a Poem" as part of the PA One Book program.
•The PMEA All-State Band and Choir music festival is taking place Wednesday, April 19-Saturday, April 22 in Erie.

Thursday, April 20
•The Elk County Toastmasters invite the public to attend a Toastmasters International Demonstration Meeting on Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at the DuBois Fairfield Inn, located at 2219 Bell Line Highway. The event will feature entertaining and informative live demonstrations of what Toastmasters offers. For more information about the organization visit www.toastmasters.org

Friday, April 21
•The Elk and Cameron County Job Fair will be held Friday, April 21 from 8-11 a.m. at St. Marys Area High School. It is open to students from St. Marys, ECC, Johnsonburg, Ridgway and Cameron County who are eligible to work.
•The Boys and Girls Club of St. Marys is hosting a dodgeball tournaments on Friday, April 21. Kindergarten-fourth graders will play at 3:45 followed by grades 5-8 teams at 5:30 p.m. Registration is $10/team.

Saturday, April 22
•The St. Marys Area United Way is hosting a Craft and Home Brew Tasting event on Saturday, April 22 at the Edgewood from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Live entertainment will be provided by J.B. Unplugged. Tickets are available at the St. Marys Area and Ridgway Chamber of Commerce offices, St. Marys Beverage, Anderson and Kime, Pam Schlimm's beauty salon and from the United Way.
•The Ridgway YMCA will host its annual triathlon on Saturday, April 22 starting at 11 a.m. Special awards for the first place overall winner in Ironman, Ironwoman, team, Elk County team, runner, biker and peddler will be presented. Registration will take place from 9-10 a.m. at the court house. The cost is $25/person. Age group and division categories are subject to change based on registrations.

Sunday, April 23
•To celebrate the Feast of the Divine Mercy, there will be an Interparish Celebration at Sacred Heart Church on Sunday, April 23. Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament will follow the 11 a.m. Mass, ending at 3 p.m. followed by Procession, Benediction and Recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet. The desire for this celebration was expressed by Our Lord to St. Faustina and can be found recorded in her diary. Confession will be heard from 2-3 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend this service. The Novena to the Divine Mercy begins on Good Friday (April 14) and will be said before or after Masses for nine days. If you are unable to be there in person, please say it at home. The Novena payers can be found in Sacred Heart Church for anyone interested.

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