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Congratulations to Bob Harris on his retirement from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. We sure have enjoyed what he's done with the flower beds on campus every year. They have been incomparable! (In case you're wondering, Bob is not retiring from his radio show. He'll be back on May 6 for "Around the Home.") ... See MoreSee Less

It's the last day of work for this guy, Bob Harris, who has exemplified the friendliness of Pitt-Bradford every day on campus. Bob has surely taught everyone on campus at least one interesting thing a...

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Good luck, and safe travels, to the members of the Marching Owls headed to Hawaii to participate in the Pearl Harbor anniversary events. We know you'll make us proud! <3 ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations and Bon Voyage to the 21 students from Bradford who will be embarking on a chance-of-a-lifetime trip to preform at the 75th anniversary ceremony of the attack on Pearl Harbor. This an...

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Community Calendar

Dec
3
Sat
Ludlow VFD Turkey Party @ Curtis Road
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm
Ludlow VFD Turkey Party @ Curtis Road | Ludlow | Pennsylvania | United States

Concession will be available.

People 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

BLT’s “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)” @ Togi's Playhouse
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm
BLT's “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)” @ Togi's Playhouse | Bradford | Pennsylvania | United States

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Bradford! Soon the splendor of the season will burst from the stage of Togi’s Playhouse at the speed of Santa’s sleigh on Christmas night!

Bradford Little Theatre will present “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)” on December 2nd and 3rd at 7:30pm and December 4th at 2pm.

“It’s all of your basic Christmas shows thrown into a blender and poured out, mostly recognizable, onto the stage,” said Al Bernstein the show’s director. Bernstein also performs in the show along side Darrell Klute and Jake Riggs.

The three comic actors perform with wild intensity to cover a massive amount of iconic material in a very short time limit.

The show opens with a serious Jake standing in a top hat and overcoat delivering the opening lines of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” with all the overblown intensity of a Victorian melodramatist.  Al and Darrell soon interrupt, wanting nothing to do with performing the stuffy play for the umpteenth time.  Quickly the stage erupts with every Christmas story one can think of, Christmas traditions from around the world, season icons from ancient times, every carol ever sung, and myriad quirky holiday facts.

The madcap romp through the holiday season was written by John K. Alvarez, Michael Carleton, and James FitzGerald and includes original music by Will Knapp.

The actors run through the Christmas canon as if they had been shot from it. But the pace is not so fast that the stocking are not hung with on the chimney with a great amount of care.  The audience is left in awe and exhausted from laughter as the show concludes.

The trio performed the show at Olean Theatre workshop two years ago and fell in love with the hilarious script.

“It was such a fun show,” Bernstein said. “Some town performed this show for 16 years in a row so I spent the $6 on the script figuring it was worth it.  Once we performed it, we couldn’t wait to do it again.

We got the same crew and same actors together for this revival, but don’t worry this show has taken on a new form.  We have fine tuned it and added new material and new takes on the given script.  So if you saw it two years ago we invite you to come enjoy our new rendition.”

Tickets for the show are $10 per adult or $8 for students and seniors.  Tickets can be purchased at Togi’s Restaurant or Graham Florist.  Tickets can be reserved by calling Chelsea at 814-598-9956.  Tickets will also be sold at the door if available and seating is first come first served.  Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the show start time. And elevator is available if needed.

The show is suitable for all ages, however the existence of Santa is openly questioned, and therefore the theatre advises caution with their youngest patrons.

The McCartney Years @ Bromeley Family Theater
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm

BCPAC Presents ‘The McCartney Years’ 7:30pm Bromley Family Theater in University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Blaisdell Hall. The show celebrates the genius of Paul McCartney at the height of his career in the mid-1970’s. Every note is live and played true to its original arrangement. Tickets are $39, Additional information will be at the BCPAC office 814-362-2522, or online at www.bcpac.com

Wintersongs in Port Allegany @ Port Allegany High School
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm
Wintersongs in Port Allegany @ Port Allegany High School | Port Allegany | Pennsylvania | United States

The Port Allegany School District Music Department will present WINTERSONGS featuring the elementary and high school choral ensembles on December 2nd and 3rd at 7:30 PM in the Port Allegany High School Auditorium.  Tickets are available at the Port Allegany School District office or at the door on the evenings of the performances (General Admission- $2.00). Additionally, a food drive to benefit the Port Allegany Community Services (PACS) will be held in the lobby before each performance.  

Dec
4
Sun
Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair @ Foster Township Building
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair @ Foster Township Building | Bradford | Pennsylvania | United States

More than 40 crafters and vendors.

Beef on weck, chicken & biscuits, and pie for sale.

BLT’s “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)” @ Togi's Playhouse
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm
BLT's “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)” @ Togi's Playhouse | Bradford | Pennsylvania | United States

Tickets for the show are $10 per adult or $8 for students and seniors.  Tickets can be purchased at Togi’s Restaurant or Graham Florist.  Tickets can be reserved by calling Chelsea at 814-598-9956.  Tickets will also be sold at the door if available and seating is first come first served.  Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the show start time. And elevator is available if needed.

The show is suitable for all ages, however the existence of Santa is openly questioned, and therefore the theatre advises caution with their youngest patrons.

Christmas Concert at St. Bonaventure @ Rigas Family Theater
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Christmas Concert at St. Bonaventure @ Rigas Family Theater | Saint Bonaventure | New York | United States

The music program at St. Bonaventure University will present its annual Christmas Concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts’ Rigas Family Theater.

The concert, which is free and open to all, will feature performances by the university’s Concert Band, Concert Choir and Chamber Singers.

The Concert Band, directed by Dr. Leslie Sabina, professor of music and chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, will perform several medleys of traditional Christmas songs arranged by master concert band composers James Ployhar and John Warrington, as well as a medley of songs from “The Polar Express.”

Instrumental soloists include Laurieanne Wickens on trumpet; Deeanna Welling, flute; Sarah Garraffo, alto sax; and Alex Mazanek, French horn.

The Chamber Singers, directed by artist-in-residence Kathryn A. Black, will perform two seasonal selections: Irving Berlin’s “Snow” from the movie “White Christmas,” and “A Soulin’,” a traditional piece arranged by Black. The latter features students Michele Onofrio on flute, Daniel Cowan and Jory Olson on guitars, and Noelle Acaso, Samantha Johnson, and Issac Rys on hand bells.

The 30-member Concert Choir, also directed by Black, will perform Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” featuring students Julie Curran and Lena Young as soloists throughout the work’s 12 sections.

The singing groups will be accompanied by pianist Laura Peterson, a lecturer in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

 

Dec
6
Tue
Vocal Arts Ensemble Holiday Concert @ Blaisdell Hall
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm
Dec
7
Wed
Advent Series: From Heaven Above
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm
Advent Series: From Heaven Above

Grace Lutheran Church will observe Advent with “From Heaven Above,” three special Wednesday evening services beginning Nov. 30.

Before each of the 7 p.m. services, a family-oriented potluck supper will be held at the church social hall at 6 p.m. Grace is located at 79 Mechanic St.

All are welcome to take part in both the dinners and the services.

As the 500th anniversary of The Reformation approaches, the services revolve around Martin Luther’s beloved hymn, “From Heaven Above.” The themes will be “The Gift of Hope” on Nov. 30; The Gift of Love” on Dec. 7; and “The Gift of Life” on Dec. 14.

Each service will include seasonal music.

For further information, visit Grace Lutheran Ministries Facebook page or website at agraceplace.org.

Derrick City Volunteer Fire Department Bingo @ Derrick City Fire Hall
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm

Doors open at 6; games start at 7 p.m.

Knit a Bracelet @ Potter County Education Council
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Knit a Bracelet @ Potter County Education Council | Coudersport | Pennsylvania | United States

‘Tis the season for gift giving. Why not learn to make a beaded bracelet for somebody special! In this 4-hour, 2-session class you will learn to knit with beads, and you will also make a buttonhole. Instructor Doris Acre will show you how! As the previous owner of a yarn shop, she has enjoyed knitting for many years and has taught a number of classes.

This class is being held Wednesdays, December 7 and 14, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Education Council’s Coudersport office.  The cost is $29 per participant, and includes all supplies.  Pre-registration is required, so register online at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or call (814) 274-4877.

Remembering Pearl Harbor @ World War II Museum
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Remembering Pearl Harbor @ World War II Museum | Eldred | Pennsylvania | United States

Includes a short presentation by director Steve Appleby; specialized Pearl Harbor display; candelight vigil; hors d’oeuvres and drinks

Dec
8
Thu
10th Annual Santa’s Carnival in Salamanca @ Cattaraugus Community Action
Dec 8 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am
10th Annual Santa's Carnival in Salamanca @  Cattaraugus Community Action | Salamanca | New York | United States

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand for photo-ops, and Caricatures by Eric will be artfully turning the children’s own images into funny holiday poses!

Santa’s Carnival is a holiday event for community children held at Cattaraugus Community Action, 25 Jefferson Street, Salamanca, New York. Each of CCA’s departments creates games, crafts, and contests for its young visitors. They will be raffling off a giant sized stuffed stocking! Every attending child will leave with prizes, decorations and toys, along with homemade Christmas cookies and hot cocoa. This event is free and open to all community children.

This year’s event has been made possible by the generous support and contributions of private donors, the CCA Board of Directors, the Toymakers of Randolph, the Holy Cross Athletic Club, Dr. Green Lawn, Fuller’s Financial Service, Central Lanes, and Salamanca Save-a-Lot. Thank you!

Lewis Run Volunteer Fire Department Bingo @ the Fire Hall @ Lewis Run Fire Hall
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm
Christmas in Allegany @ Santa Claus House
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm