RIVERSIDE INN & DINNER THEATRE: October events at 1 Fountain St., Cambridge Springs — A Night in the Theatre by Lawrence Casler, Dinner Theatre, through Oct. 30 on Tuesday and Wednesday at noon; The Medieval Feast, ‘Frankenfeast,’ Dinner Theatre, through Nov. 17 on Fridays and Saturday at 7 p.m. at Sundays at 2 p.m.; In All Seriousness, Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, Matriarch Mayhem (Stromboli Family Reunion), Oct. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. Each event has a cost and reservations are required. More information or for reservations: Call 398-4645 or visit theriversideinn.com.
ACADEMY THEATRE MURDER MYSTERY: Every two years, the Academy Theatre teams up with the Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum. The Academy holds a Murder Mystery at the museum on Oct. 18 to 20. More information: Call 333-9882 or email email@example.com.
HARVEST HOEDOWN: Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at French Creek Valley Christian School’s campus in Saegertown. The event includes hayrides, kids’ carnival games and activities, music, square dancing, a petting farm, and rodeo demos. A candy drop, facilitated by the Saegertown Volunteer Fire Department, is scheduled at 1 p.m. Admission and many of the attractions are free. Proceeds benefit the FCVCS Building Fund. More information: Call 763-3282, extension 10, or visit French Creek Valley Campus’ Facebook page.
CROCK-POT COOK-OFF: Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at French Creek Valley Christian School’s campus in Saegertown. Entries for the cook-off will be accepted from 10 to 10:45 a.m., with a $5 registration fee. The community will sample and vote for their favorite dishes in three categories: Main Dish: Soup/Stew; Main Dish: Beef, Poultry, Pork or Pasta; and Drinks, Desserts, Appetizers. Guest judging will be from 12:30 to 1 p.m., with cash prizes awarded at 1:30. Tasting and voting tickets will be available for $4 at the door. Proceeds benefit the FCVCS Building Fund. More information: Call 763-3282, extension 10, or visit French Creek Valley Campus’ Facebook page.
LORD LECTURE: Emily Ann Carter, founding director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University, presents the 22nd annual Lord Lecture at Allegheny College on Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. in Ford Chapel. The talk, which is open to the public, will take as its topic ‘How Quantum Mechanics Can Help Solve the World’s Energy Problems.’ Supported through an endowed fund established by Erie’s Thomas Lord Charitable Trust, the Lord Lecture has been bringing the nation’s most distinguished chemists and practitioners of related disciplines to Allegheny College annually since 1991. The fund is closely linked to Lord Corporation, a major manufacturer of adhesives, rubber chemicals and other products.
KEGS AND CORKS: Blue Canoe Brewery, 113 S. Franklin St., Titusville, hosts its fourth annual Kegs and Corks, a beer and wine-tasting event featuring food, music, auctions and prizes, on Oct. 19 from noon to 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit Erie Homes for Children and Adults. Tickets cost $35 and are available at Blue Canoe, EHCA, Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce, online at ehca.org/kegsandcorks or at the door.
NIGHTMARE ON SNOW ALLEY: A haunted house that’s open every Friday and Saturday in October from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. (or later if there is still a line waiting) at the carnival grounds in Cambridge Springs. Cost is $6 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Concessions available. Proceeds benefit Cambridge Springs Volunteer Fire Department and Cambridge Area Volunteer Ambulance Service.
‘A SIMPLE LIFE’ PREMIERE: A recently completed, independent film by Oil City native Scott Nelson is set to come to life on the big screen during the film’s public premiere on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at Venango College of Clarion University in Oil City. The movie, featuring a cast of local area talent and filmed at various western Pennsylvania locations, including Jamestown’s Gibson House, is billed as ‘an emotionally charged look at one woman’s journey on the road we all must travel.’ It follows the poignant, often bittersweet and sometimes volatile, relationships between members of one woman’s family, spanning three generations. A Simple Life will seek distribution through various film festivals throughout the coming months.
BREWS FOR BIRDS: A ‘Brews for Birds’ fundraiser is Nov. 2 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Drive, Erie. Music will be provided by Salmon Frank. Taste beers from Voodoo Brewery of Meadville and sample wines from Blue Iris Winery of North East. Snacks and appetizers will also be provided. Play some games for a chance to win prizes. Cost is $20. Tickets are available at Wild Birds Unlimited in Village West in Erie, at the Audubon Pennsylvania office at 301 Chestnut St. in Meadville, or at the door. Brews for Birds is sponsored by the Presque Isle Audubon Society along with Audubon PA and benefits bird research and banding at Presque Isle State Park. More information: Call 333-1170.
Regional Juried Photo Exhibit opens Friday night in Meadville
Meadville Council on the Arts' Regional Juried Photo Exhibit opens Friday the Heeschen Gallery (second floor of the Market House) and runs through May 24. The photography show features photographs from artists living with 250 miles of Meadville. The public is invited to a reception on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. when the awards will be announced.
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