Mega Rock Weekend Guide: Christmas Music with Clarion Dulcimer Club, Food Specials, and More

| December 17, 2017

Community events continue this weekend in Venango County and surrounding areas.


Friday, December 15, 2017


Meet and Greet with Governor Candidate Mike Turzai

When: Friday, December 15, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Famoore’s Family Restaurant, 18 E 1st St, Oil City, Pa.
Details:
Mike Turzai, a candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, is holding a meet and greet on Friday, December 15, in Oil City. According to Venango County Republican Party Chairwoman Martha Breene, Turazi is the third of four GOP Governor candidates to come to the county. For more information, visit pagop.org.

Handel’s Messiah at Barrow-Civic Theatre

When: Friday, December 15 – Saturday, December 16, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Barrow-Civic Theatre, 1223 Liberty St, Franklin, Pa.
Details:
Franklin Civic Operetta Association (FCOA) will present their biennial production of Handel’s Messiah on December 15 and December 16 at 7:30 p.m. on both nights. Composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, Messiah is known as one of the most frequently performed choral works in Western music, with iconic refrains from “Comfort ye, my people” to the “Hallelujah” chorus. Tickets range from $14.00 to $16.00.

‘Twas an Evening with Santa

When: Friday, December 15, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Franklin YMCA, 111 W Park Street, Franklin, Pa.
Details:
There will be pictures with Santa, a sing-along, a fun holiday craft & hot chocolate & cookies; then wrapping up the evening with a great Christmas movie on the big screen in the gym. For full details call 814.432.2138.

Vince’s Tavern Weekend Food Specials

When: Friday, December 15 – Sunday, December 17, 2017
Where:Vince’s Tavern, 31729 Pennsylvania 66, Leeper, Pa.
Details:
Every Friday – Sunday: Appetizers include fried cajun frog legs, broiled garlic butter frog legs, and bang bang shrimp or scallops. Entrees include pan-fried walleye or catfish, stuffed salmon, ‘black and blue’ salmon or catfish, salmon with shrimp and crab in sauce, catfish sandwich with fries, ruby red or spicy trout amandine, and pouch trout.

Live Music at Deer Creek Winery

When: Friday, December 15, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: Deer Creek Winery, 3333 Soap Fat Road, Shippenville, Pa.
Details:
Visit Deer Creek Winery for live music. For more information, visit deercreekwine.com.

Live Music at R** Bandana Winery

When: Friday, December 15, 2017, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: R** Bandana Winery, 265 Allio Drive, Leeper, Pa.
Details:
Visit R** Bandana Winery for live music with Carry On. For more information, visit R** Bandana Winery’s Facebook page.

Live Music at Iron Mountain Grille

When: Friday, December 15, 2017
Where: Iron Mountain Grille, 10638 Route 36, Clarington, Pa.
Details:
Get out to the Grille for live music with Wheels and Heels.

‘Hands Up’ Dance Party at The Loomis Bar

When: Friday, December 15, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Where: The Loomis Bar, 540 Main St, Clarion, Pa.
Details:
Clarion native Jason Hollingsworth brings to the table ten years of experience DJing in Pittsburgh and Boston. He will be spinning Top 40, EDM, and your favorite dance classics from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.


Saturday, December 16, 2017


 

Handel’s Messiah at Barrow-Civic Theatre

When: Friday, December 15 – Saturday, December 16, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Barrow-Civic Theatre, 1223 Liberty St, Franklin, Pa.
Details:
Franklin Civic Operetta Association (FCOA) will present their biennial production of Handel’s Messiah on December 15 and December 16 at 7:30 p.m. on both nights. Composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, Messiah is known as one of the most frequently performed choral works in Western music, with iconic refrains from “Comfort ye, my people” to the “Hallelujah” chorus. Tickets range from $14.00 to $16.00.

Santa is Coming to Bear’s Furniture

When: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Bear’s Furniture, 3854 US 322, Franklin, Pa.
Details:
Santa is coming to town on December 16th and it’s our mission to help him fill his sack! Bring in your kids to get their picture taken with Ol’ Saint Nick! Please also bring a canned food item for donation.

Bridge Writers Workshop

When: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Neverending Stories, 1252 Liberty Street, Franklin, Pa.
Details:
Are you a writer? Do you have published work? Are you a writer aspiring to have published work? Meet with local author Phil Terman and share your work with each other, offering helpful suggestions along the way. Open to the Public. Bring your work.

Christmas Around the World Dinner

When: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Suzanne’s Restaurant, 1134 Liberty Street, Franklin, Pa.
Details:
A full menu of food from countries around the world, including Finland, Jamaica, Malaysia, India, France, Ireland, and New Zealand. There will be Rosolli salad, Pan de jamon, pork curry, Christmas pavlova, and more. Reservations only at 814.229.3116.

Vince’s Tavern Weekend Food Specials

When: Friday, December 15 – Sunday, December 17, 2017
Where:Vince’s Tavern, 31729 Pennsylvania 66, Leeper, Pa.
Details:
Every Friday – Sunday: Appetizers include fried cajun frog legs, broiled garlic butter frog legs, and bang bang shrimp or scallops. Entrees include pan-fried walleye or catfish, stuffed salmon, ‘black and blue’ salmon or catfish, salmon with shrimp and crab in sauce, catfish sandwich with fries, ruby red or spicy trout amandine, and pouch trout.

Live Music at R** Bandana Winery

When: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Where: R** Bandana Winery, 265 Allio Drive Leeper, Pa.
Details:
Visit R** Bandana Winery at 7:30 p.m. for live music with Arcade Band. For more information, visit R** Bandana Winery’s Facebook page.

Live Music at Deer Creek Winery

When: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Where: Deer Creek Winery, 3333 Soap Fat Road, Shippenville, Pa.
Details:
Visit Deer Creek Winery for live music all Saturday long. For more information, visit deercreekwine.com.

Live Music at Iron Mountain Grille

When: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Where: Iron Mountain Grille, 10638 Route 36, Clarington, Pa.
Details:
Get out to the Grille for live music with Jazz Lite.


Sunday, December 17, 2017


 

Christmas Music with Clarion Dulcimer Club

When: Sunday, December 17, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Where: DeBence’s Antique Music World, 1261 Liberty Street, Franklin, Pa.
Details:
The Clarion Dulcimer Club will present a program of Christmas Music. Free & open to the public. Made possible by a grant from the Rees Foundation.

The Liberty House Sunday Breakfast

When: Sunday, December 17, 2017
Where: 603 Liberty Street, Clarion, PA
Details: Join us at the Liberty House every Sunday from 8am to 3pm for a full breakfast menu. Featuring Eggs Benedict, Steak and Eggs, Pancakes, French Toast, Omelets and more! Phone
(814) 226-7575 for more information. Visit The Liberty House Restaurant Facebook page to view a full menu and other daily specials.

Live Music at Deer Creek Winery

When: Sunday, Dececmber 17, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Deer Creek Winery, 3333 Soap Fat Road, Shippenville, Pa.
Details:
Visit Deer Creek Winery for live music. For more information, visit deercreekwine.com.

Sunday Brunch at The Inn at Deer Creek Winery

When: Sunday, December 17, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Deer Creek Winery, 3333 Soap Fat Road, Shippenville, Pa.
Details:
We invite you to come in for a leisurely brunch on Sunday! For $12, you get to choose between a Breakfast Flatbread Pizza, Stuffed French Toast, and Bacon, a Breakfast Casserole or Pancake and Eggs.Your meal also comes with a scone, specialty mimosa or a specialty coffee in addition to regular coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Reservations are required. For more information, visit DeerCreekWine.com.

Vince’s Tavern Weekend Food Specials

When: Friday, December 15 – Sunday, December 17, 2017
Where:Vince’s Tavern, 31729 Pennsylvania 66, Leeper, Pa.
Details:
Every Friday – Sunday: Appetizers include fried Cajun frog legs, broiled garlic butter frog legs, and bang bang shrimp or scallops. Entrees include pan-fried walleye or catfish, stuffed salmon, ‘black and blue’ salmon or catfish, salmon with shrimp and crab in sauce, catfish sandwich with fries, ruby red or spicy trout amandine, and pouch trout.

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