Movie night kicks off at Indian Creek Baptist Church

| Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, 9:01 p.m.

There will be a Youth Movie Night kick-off at the Indian Creek Baptist Church Gym, 311 Baptist Church Road, Mill Run, from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. All youth in grades 7 through 12 are welcome. Come, bring a friend and enjoy some pizza, snacks, and fellowship. Admission is free. For more information, call 724-455-7265.

The Christian Family & Children's Center will once again be making the trip, along with hundreds of thousands of others, to the National March for Life in Washington, D.C. This march is a rally against legalized abortion which began in 1973. You can find out more information about the trip at or by calling the center's informational hotline at 724-455-2122, ext. 340. The cost is $25 a person for the cost of the trip. Bring a packed lunch, money for the metro, and money for a fast food stop on the way home. Buses usually leave at 6 a.m. from North Campus in Donegal and return around midnight. Please register in advance.

Ohiopyle State Park will celebrate Winterfest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 2 at the park. Come enjoy Ohiopyle at its frozen best. Try snow shoeing, cross country skiing or go on a horse-drawn sleigh ride. The Friends of Ohiopyle partner with the park to put on this event. For more information, call Barbara Wallace at 724-329-0986.

There will be a bluegrass open stage and jam session from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Wooddale Grange in Bullskin Township, Route 982, between Laurelville and Connellsville, 938 Pleasant Valley Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Jam session will be downstairs and the stage upstairs. Bands can call Bill Springer at 724-455-3919 to schedule stage time. Springtime Hill Barn Band will be hosting this event and providing the sound. Friends and volunteers will be helping out. For more information, call Bill at 724-455-3919.

Are you, or someone you know, interested in finding out about the exciting things that are happening at Champion Christian School? Everyone in the community is invited to come to a Community Visit Day and see the preschool through 12th-grade programs Feb. 5. It's designed to be casual; just stop in anytime from 4 to 7 p.m., look around and talk to the faculty and staff. The South Campus in Indian Head houses preschool through fourth grade and the North Campus in Donegal has preschool as well as fifth through 12th grades. At 6:30 p.m. there will be a Kindergarten Readiness Seminar. This is for any parent regardless of where they want to send their child for school. The seminar will be at the North Campus. If those dates don't work for you, call Barb Skinner in the development office at 724-455-2122, ext. 104 or email at to set up another time.

A Night at the Races event will be held at St. Raymonds of the Mountains Catholic Church, 170 School House Lane Donegal, Feb. 8. Races start at 7 p.m. in the Parish Social Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 each and include food and refreshments. Horses are $10 each. For tickets, call 724-593-7479.

Come have some old-fashioned buckwheat cakes or pancakes, sausage, home fries, eggs, cold drink and coffee from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Mill Run fire house, 755 Mill Run Road. All the cakes you care to eat. The cost is $8 per person. Benefits the Springfield Township volunteer Hose Co.

The Christian Family & children's Center will hold an Ice Mine Community Youth/Family Night from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 19. Bring your friends, family, and your youth group for a night of fun, roller skating, ice skating and fellowship. Admission is $5 and skate rentals are $2. The Ice Mine is located at 5001 W. Crawford Ave., Connellsville.

The Christian Family & Children's Center will take a bus to see Chris Tomlin and Kari Jobe Feb. 23 at the Consol Energy Center. The cost and departure time will be announced soon. If you are interested, call 724-455-2122, ext. 100.

The Bullskin Senior Citizen's Center will be 26 years old this year. Its oldest member is Rich Ohler, who will be 99 years old in March. The center has weekly activities for local seniors and is located at 52 Medsger Road off of Route 982, Connellsville. For more information, call 724-887-0655.

Last week's trivia question was: Every January there is a big agriculture event in Pennsylvania. What is it? Debbie Wiltrout, Elsie Adams, Doris Randall, Betty Bando, Peggy Magyor, Ken Wilson, Dorothy Beck, Henry Nicholson, Walter Johnson, George Rohrbaugh, Bill Shepler, Mary and Jake Brinker, and Dink Critchfield all called or emailed to answer the Pennsylvania Farm Show.

This week's question is asked by Debbie Wiltrout: What is the most poisonous snake in North America?

If you have news for this column, give me a call at 724-455-7746 or e-mail me at by 6 p.m. Monday to have your news appear that Friday.

Pam Porterfield is a freelance writer.

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