Upcoming events and activities

Staff Writer

Monday, July 11
•Sports physicals for ECCHS student athletes for the 2016-17 school year will be given on the following dates: July 11, July 13 and July 18, all from 4-7 p.m. at the office of Dr. Maurus Sorg and Dr. Rose Cieniva at their office building on the Million Dollar Highway. Parents will be required to be present for their children's physicals/ To make an appointment call 834-7800.
•The Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) will be displaying the Anything Art Show from July 11-15 at their gallery in downtown Ridgway. As part of the organization’s ongoing effort to encourage creativity in our local youth, young artists ages 5-18 are welcome to drop off their artwork of any kind at the gallery from July 1-8 to be displayed in the show. Everyone is encouraged to visit the display and vote for their favorite pieces. There will be first, second, and third place prizes awarded. For more information, please contact Beth Renaud or Emmi Prencipe at eccota.interns@eccota.com or 814-772-7051.
•Antlerless deer licenses go on sale July 11. The cost if $6.90. Non-Pennsylvania residents may apply for licenses on Monday, July 18. The fee for non-residents is $26.90 per license.
•The St. Marys Public Library will host the Cruise Into Kindergarten Club from 10-11 a.m. The event consists of a pretend play kindergarten program for children entering into kindergarten in the fall. Space is limited. Please register.
•The St. Marys Public Library will host a playgroup/storytime today from 10-11 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Children can play, sing, listen to stories, crafts, activities, and snack.

Tuesday, July 12
•The St. Marys Public Library Book Club meets Tuesday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m. This month's book of choice is "Defending Jacob" by William Landay.

Wednesday, July 13
•Tickets go on sale today (Wednesday) beginning at noon for the annual St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce's Wing Fling taking place Friday, Aug. 19. To reserve tickets contact the Chamber office at 781-3804 with the number of ticket and t-shirt sizes.
•The 2016 Inner Park Day will be held July 13 at Memorial Park. Registration takes place from 9-10 a.m. Participants should sign up before July 6. The event is for those age 5-14. Activities will include a scavenger hunt, softball throw, homerun dash, water balloon toss, basketball shoot, obstacle course, hockey shoot, tennis, bouncy ball race, soccer kick. Lunch will be provided. Award and prizes to participants. Stop by or call Memorial Park at 834-9418.
•Work on the Benzinger Park vegetable garden will take place every Wednesday from noon-1 p.m. in July and Aug. 6 and 13. The garden will be home to a variety of vegetables, fruits, and herbs and provide a creative, customizable environment for all of its keepers. While combining an artistic canvas that will provide an opportunity for creativity, the garden will also prove useful. At the end of the harvest all of the garden’s crops can be sold at a farmer’s market by its keepers. The garden will be open to all ages and is designed to be very kid friendly. To register call Benzinger Park at 834.7551 or stop at the park.
•The St. Marys Public Library will host a grade school activity hour today from 10-11 a.m.
•The St. Marys Quarterback Club will meet July 13 at 8 p.m. at the Camp Owners pavilion off of Airport Road.

Thursday, July 14
•Sacred Heart Parish will sponsor a turkey dinner on July 14 starting at 4 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Parish Center. Proceeds will benefit the parish building fund.
•A Farmer’s Market will be held in the Fox Township Community Park today from 4-6 p.m. today. The market runs through October.

Friday, July 15
•The annual 100-mile yard sale starts today (Friday) at 8 a.m. and runs through tomorrow (Saturday). Maps may be purchased for $2.50 by mailing to: Quehanna Industrial Development Corp., P.O. Box Karthus, PA 16845.

Saturday, July 16
•The Elk conservation District 2nd annual Clays for Conservation Shooting event will be held on Saturday, July 16 at the St. Marys Sportsmen's Club. Money raised will benefit the environmental educational programs throughout Elk County. For more information contact Kate Yetzer at kyetzer@countyofelkpa.com.
•Law enforcement appreciation day will take place July 16 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Diamond in downtown St. Marys. The event will honor all those who protect and serve including law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs and more. Any individuals, groups, families, organizations, scout troops, veterans, youth groups, should contact event organizer Todd Parisi if interested in participating. The public is encouraged to bring their signs of appreciation or American flags to show their pride and gratitude as well as wear a red, white or blue shirt. A finger food lunch will be held following the event at Gunners Restaurant.
•A Music Jamboree Benefit is taking place July 16 at the Bavarian Hills from 8-11 p.m. Entertainment includes Hot Foot Harry, Denny and the Twisters and special guests. There will be a basket raffle and cash drawing. Donations will be accepted as admission at the door for Cortney Foote's work with Hard as Nails Ministries.

Sunday, July 17
•The Elk Conservation District is hosting their second annual "Clays For Conservation" shooting event on Sunday, July 17 at the St. Marys Sportsman's Club. Money raised will benefit the environmental education programs throughout Elk County. For more information contact Kate Yetzer at kyetzer@countyofelkpa.com