Embassy Fair offers Kid Connection deal
LEWISTOWN -The Embassy Fair, featuring a variety of rides, food and games, continues at Kish Park until Saturday.
All entertainment is free, as is entry to the fairgrounds.
On Saturday, during Kid Connection, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Lewistown, stop by the Embassy for special matinee wristbands for the Embassy Fair at Kish Park. Ride all you want from 2 to 5 p.m. for only $6, a reduction of $10 from the normal price. To get this price, you must purchase the wristbands at the theatre before 2 p.m. During the matinee, the wristbands are $7. Evening wristbands (6 p.m. to close) are $16.
For more information and update on the Embassy Fair, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/embassyltwn. Proceeds benefit the Embassy Theatre Restoration Project. Entertainment and operating times are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
Band's first concert to benefit library
LEWISTOWN -The Friends of the Mifflin County Library will present the Lewistown Community Band's first concert of the season at 7 p.m. today at Mifflin County Middle School (formerly Lewistown Area High School).
The concert is being held for the second year to raise money for the library. The concert is free, and donations will be accepted.
Indian Valley to host first talent showcase
LEWISTOWN -The Indian Valley Home and School will hold the first Indian Valley Elementary Talent Show at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Mifflin County High School.
This show will provide students the opportunity to show off their talents.
Admission is $5, and event DVDs will be available for $10.
For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
to host 'Da Capo'
STATE COLLEGE -The tones of a capella singing will fill the State College High School North Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, when the Nittany Knights Barbershop Chorus present their spring show "Searching for Love."
Radio personality Ruth O'Brien will be the guest hose, and the quartet "Da Capo" will also appear. Da Capo is an award-winning vocal quartet from the greater Washington D.C. area. They have a passion for the history of vocal harmony and their songs range from the early 1900s to songs on the radio today.
The Knights In House Quartets will sing favorite love songs in four part harmony.
Ticket are $14 for adults and $7 for students, or for groups of 10 or more, adults are $14 and students are $6. Tickets can be purchased from any chorus member or at the door the night of the performance.
The Nittany Knights were first chartered in 1962. They belong to the Barbershop Harmony Society, an international, non-profit organization that provides an opportunity for men to gather to practice the barbershop style of acappella music.
Isle of Que to be topic for speaker
MIDDLEBURG -Cate Hastings, of Susquehanna University, will speak at the Snyder County Historical Society about the Isle of Que.
The lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 at the historical society's building at 30 E. Market St., Middleburg.
The Isle of Que is the most easterly part of Snyder County and is now a peninsula. Hastings' program considers how and why its topography was changed from an island to a peninsula by builders in the 1820s and 1830s.
The building is handicapped accessible.
For more information, call (570) 837-6191.
Wine with Warhol 2 to be held on May 2
LEWISTOWN -The Mifflin Juniata Arts Council's first Wine with Warhol event was such a success that they are offering it again in May.
More "experience" than workshop, these types of events are becoming increasingly popular in larger communities at pubs, wineries and private parties. The MJAC decided to offer it at Gallery 3West, and the first event sold out quickly. Thirty people attended the first Wine with Warhol and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive.
The arts council provides canvases, paints, brushes, and snacks, while participants, who must be at least 21 years of age, bring their favorite wine. After some instruction and a brief an overview of the featured artist and his or her styles, participants are encouraged to create their own versions of a work by that artist. At Wine with Warhol, participants learn about native Pittsburgher Andy Warhol and the Pop Art movement, and the featured work is Warhol's Daisy. Other artists and styles will be featured at future events.
Arts council members Nancy Aurand, Angela Niman and Staci Van Art will host Wine with Warhol 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 2 at Gallery 3West. Tickets are $30 per person and proceeds will benefit MJAC. Reserve a canvas by calling 994-1225 after 4 p.m. or leave a message, by emailing , or by messaging the Mifflin Juniata Arts Council's Facebook page.
Logan Guards 5K Run is set for May 3
LEWISTOWN - The Mifflin County Historical Society and the Juniata Valley Striders have teamed up to sponsor the third annual Logan Guards 5K Run/Walk for Lincoln at 9 a.m. on May 3.
The start and finish lines will be near the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Lewistown, which contains a stone from President Abraham Lincoln's tomb. Mifflin County's Logan Guards were the first to answer Lincoln's call for volunteers in 1861.
Registration on the day of the race starts at 7:30 a.m. The entry fee is $20 for adults and $15 for age 13 and younger.
For more information, call the historical society office at 242-1022.
Stone Arch Players show to open in May
LEWISTOWN -The Stone Arch Players of Lewistown will present "And Evermore Shall Be So, " a murder mystery by Norman Robbins, directed by Colette Hartzler, as the spring production of their 2013-2014 community theater season at the Theatre-in-the-Park, Kish Park.
Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, May 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 and at 2 p.m. on Sundays, May 25 and June 1. Admission to all performances is $10.
Seats can be reserved by the general public starting at 7 p.m. on May 12 by calling the box office at 248-2224. Advance reservations are recommended.
Seats can also be reserved at any time via email at: email@example.com. Include your name, phone number and number of seats you'd like to reserve. Patrons will receive priority seating until May 12.
Starting May 12, and during the run of the show, box office hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; and noon to 1:30 p.m. on matinee Sundays.
MCSD band, chorus concerts scheduled
Mifflin County School District spring music programs are scheduled for:
May 6 -6:30 p.m., Indian Valley Intermediate School Spring Band Concert, at the Indian Valley Elementary Center auditorium
May 15 -7:30 p.m., Mifflin County Middle School Spring Choral Concert, at the Mifflin County Middle School auditorium
May 18 -3 p.m., Mifflin County Junior High and High School Spring Band Concert, at the Mifflin County High School auditorium
May 20 - 6:30 p.m., Lewistown Intermediate Spring Band Concert, at the Mifflin County Middle School auditorium
May 20 -7:30 p.m., Mifflin County Junior High and High School Spring Choral Concert, at the Mifflin County High School auditorium
May 22 -7 p.m., Mifflin County Middle School Spring Band Concert, at the Mifflin County Middle School auditorium.