Upcoming events and activities

Staff Writer

Monday, May 16
•St. Marys City Council is holding a work session on Monday, May 16 at 7 p.m. in City Hall on LaFayette Street.
•A knit and crochet group will meet Monday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Marys Public Library. Join the group to work on projects, socialize and share advice and patterns.
•The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold sophomore/junior open houses every month during the spring and summer, beginning Monday. Open houses for those just beginning their college searches will be held May 16, June 13, July 18 and Aug. 8, beginning at 10 a.m. The program includes a presentation, a campus tour and lunch. Participants are asked to register, either online at www.upb.pitt.edu/visit/ or by calling 1-800-872-1787.
•Dinner and ticket reservations are due May 16 for the upcoming Concert Choir of Elk County performance of "A Patriotic Salute" concert on May 26, 27 and 28 at The Royal Inn in Ridgway at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 and includes dinner and a performance. Entrees include stuffed pork chop, stuffed haddock, and Chicken Francese. Tickets are available at the Village Peddler in St. Marys, Cliffes in Ridgway and Constables in Johnsonburg.

Tuesday, May 17
•South St. Marys Street Elementary School is hosting their annual Olympic games May 17-18 at Berwind Park. In case of inclement weather the event will be moved to Thursday, May 19.

Wednesday, May 18
•The Community Nurses will sponsor a Safe Sitter Program, a medically accurate hands-on class that teaches boys and girls ages 11-15 how to handle emergencies when caring for children. Community Nurses trained instructors will offer Safe Sitter Classes during the coming summer. Registration is Wednesday, May 18 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Community Nurses office. A parent or guardian must be present. Classes will be held on Tuesday, June 14 and July 19 at the Faith Baptist Church on West Creek Road form 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration is $25.

•Thursday, May 19
The Jay Township Board of Supervisors will meet Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m. in the municipal building.
•Fox Township Elementary School is hosting a Family Fun Lemonade Carnival May 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the school. There will be many stations in which families can participate including face painting, RC cars, a photo booth, baseball radar throw, and a dunk booth! All stations will require a ticket and tickets will be 4 for $1. The exception will be the dunk booth which will be 4 tickets for 3 balls. There will also be a bake sale, popcorn, sno cones, and lemonade, of course! Proceeds from the event benefit the school's fundraising efforts for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation which helps to fight childhood brain cancer.
•The Elk-Cameron Junior Achievement Advisory Board is hosting an appreciation luncheon on May 19 at noon at Gunner's. The luncheon is to recognize all who have volunteered or supported Junior Achievement as well as others who are interested in learning more about the program. RSVP by May 11 to Greg Sands at 814-590-3480 or via email at gsands@jawesternpa.org

Friday, May 20
•The Elk County Chapter of ABATE (Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education) will hold their 1st annual Spring Kickoff bash May 20-22. The event benefits Rides 4 Vets of Elk and Cameron Counties. Pre-sale tickets are $25 or $35 at the gate. Gates open at noon on Friday. There will be free primitive camping. Price is $10 per camper fee with water and electric. Firewood is available. Entertainment is being provided by Travis and Denny Unplugged on Friday and by SplatterJack on Saturday. A bike show, dice run, bike and bike games and more will take place. Six Pak will also perform. Food vendors, tattooists and piercing will be available.

Saturday, May 21
•The Elk County Chapter of ABATE (Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education) will sponsor a Knight Ride on May 21. Registration is at the Elk County Fairgrounds from 8-10 a.m. All street legal vehicles are welcome. Donation is $15/bike. There will also be a bike show from 9-10 a.m. on the fairgrounds. For more information call Kris at 389-7531, or Mindy at 512-4859. The event benefits Ed Knight and family.

Sunday, May 22
•The Hockman family from St. Marys is organizing a "Walk To Remember", on Sunday, May 22. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. followed by an opening ceremony at 1:30 p.m. and the walk promptly starting at 2 p.m. Organizers are asking participants arrive no later than 1:30 p.m. The event is designed to raise awareness about suicide, its impact on the community and how it can be prevented. To sign up for the walk, visit www.inlovingmemoryofseth.com. The website will guide visitors to another page to register for the walk. Each individual person must be entered. Those who pre-register before May 5 with a minimum donation of $20 will receive a walk T-shirt. There is an option to order additional shirts, long sleeved shirts, and hooded sweatshirts, which may be picked up at the walk. The two-mile walk starts at 390 Depot St. then proceeds to Stackpole Street, John Street, Brusselles Street, Chestnut Street, East Mill Street, South St. Marys Street, State Street, McGill Street, Center Street, South St. Marys Street., Washington Street, Fourth Street and back to Depot Street.
•Auditions for Jesus Christ Superstar, a production offered by the Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) will be held May 22 and 23 from 6-8 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church or by appointment. Call Jason Phipps, musical producer, for more details or to make an appointment, 814-512-8905.