LAGO WINERY: Jamestown, Pa., Aug. 9, Darwin and the Monkey Makers, 6 to 9 p.m.; Aug. 10, Full Disclosure, 3 to 6 p.m.; Aug. 11, The Bison Band, 3 to 6 p.m.
FRED OAKMAN: Aug. 9, 2-hour acoustic set, Harbor View Grill, Erie, 7 p.m.
SALMON FRANK: Aug. 9, Sprague Farm and Brew Works, Venango, 6 to 9 p.m.; Aug. 14, WXCS Open Mike and Jame Session, The Villa Tavern, Cambridge Springs, 8 to 11 p.m.
DOWNTON CONCERT: Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. at Baldwin-Reynolds House, families like those in Downton Abbey entertained themselves and others through means other than TV and radio. Just like the concert to entertain the troops during World War I seen on Season 2 of Downton Abbey, the Baldwin-Reynolds House will present a concert of ‘Downton Era’ music in the library. Local singers will entertain just as the Crawley sisters did with the house’s recently repaired Chickering Square grand piano. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets cost $8 each and can be purchased by calling 333-9882 or emailing email@example.com.
TONY KELLOGG: Aug. 16, Healing Waters Pub, Riverside Inn and Dinner Theatre, 9 p.m.
MUSIC AT SUNSET: The concert series continues at Ice House Park on Aug. 24. Peter Little will perform on the southern shore of Conneaut Lake from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This event will be sponsored by Friends of Conneaut Lake. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and refreshments. Contributions toward expenses are welcome.
IGNITE FESTIVAL: Sept. 6 through 8, this is a free outdoor youth festival featuring some of the top Christian artists and speakers. Times for the event are Sept. 6 from 6 to 11 p.m., Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon. This year includes artist circle passes and VIPs dine with the bands passes. Donations and sponsorships are graciously accepted and appreciated. More information: Call 337-2886, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit theignitefestival.com.
BLUEGRASS AND ARTS FESTIVAL: The third annual festival is Oct. 11 at Dockside in Conneaut Lake Park. Artisans and bluegrass bands are needed for this event. Proceeds will benefit Hospice House of Crawford County. Donations are being accepted for the auction. More information: Call (814) 853-5833, email email@example.com or visit ConneautLake.com.
FREE JAM: Every Thursday, 7 to 10 p.m. for anyone looking to play, sing, dance or just sit back and watch, at Wild Country Dance Hall, corner of routes 19 and 198, Saegertown. More information: Ed or Jan, 282-4608 or 398-1463.
SHAW BROTHERS: Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. at McQuiston Center by the Park, 29 Railroad St., Sandy Lake, featuring Kenton, Jim, Tom, Brian plus Randy Shaw. Doors open at 6 p.m. Food concession available. Monetary donation of one’s choice at the door.
PATRIZIO BUANNE: Monday Musical Club presents International singing star and Italian crooner Patrizio Buanne, who plays Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. at the Stambaugh Auditorium Concert Hall stage in Youngstown. Buanne, who has sold more than 1 million albums worldwide, is taking America by storm with his seductive Julio Iglesias meets Dean Martin mixture of ballads and bravado. He dances, plays instruments and sings in English. He’s also dropped two triple-platinum CDs, performed for Pope John Paul II, anchored his own PBS special and garnered a boatload of followers throughout northeast Ohio. Tickets: Available at mondaymusical.com or by calling the office at (330) 743-2717.
CARNIVAL OF MADNESS: Featuring Shinedown, Papa Roach, Skillet, In This Moment and We As Human at First Niagara Pavilion on Aug. 20. Tickets: livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or (800) 745-3000.
JOHN MAYER: With special guest Phillip Phillips at First Niagara Pavilion on Aug. 25. Tickets: livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or (800) 745-3000.
MUMFORD & SONS: Tickets for the Aug. 29 concert are available at Livenation.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.
KID ROCK: Sept. 7 with ZZ Top and Uncle Kracker at First Niagara Pavilion. Tickets: livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or (800) 745-3000.
MUSE: Sept. 8 with special guest Cage the Elephant at CONSOL Energy Center. Tickets: livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or (800) 745-3000.
LUKE BRYAN: Sept. 28 Dirt Road Diaries Tour with special guests Thompson Square and Florida Georgia Line at First Niagara Pavilion. Tickets: livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or (800) 745-3000.
KEITH URBAN: With Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch at First Niagara Pavilion on Sept. 13. Tickets: livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or (800) 745-3000.
NINE INCH NAILS: Petersen Events Center on Oct. 8. Tickets: livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or (800) 745-3000.
PEARL JAM: CONSOL Energy Center on Oct. 11. Tickets: livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or (800) 745-3000.
DRAKE: CONSOL Energy Center on Oct. 18. Tickets: livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or (800) 745-3000.
JOSH GROBAN: Nov. 2 at CONSOL Energy Center. Tickets: livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or (800) 745-3000.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: The 20/20 Experience World Tour at CONSOL Energy Center on Dec. 14. Tickets: livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or (800) 745-3000.
Friday's Light Up Night Meadville officially kicks off Christmas season
It’s once again time to welcome the holiday season to downtown Meadville with community spirit, excitement and fun.
Turkeys are funny-looking and tasty, but can they fly?
Turkeys are an ungainly mess of a bird. Their bodies appear too big for their scrawny legs, and they are pocked with all manner of bizarre anatomical structures, including snoods (fleshy bumps on their foreheads) and a dewlap (that distinctive flappy wattle under its neck). But amazingly, the bird - at least in its wild form - can fly.
Fellowship, fun and blessing of the crèche planned for Sunday Light-up Night in Conneautville
Conneautville’s annual Light-up Night and blessing of the crèche is Sunday at 6 p.m. in the borough on Main Street across from the library.
Conneaut Area Senior High School students offer holiday dinner to residents of Conneaut School District
A community dinner that’s open to individuals from the Conneaut School District area is Dec. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Conneaut Area Senior High School cafeteria.
A short course on the history of Thanksgiving foods
Ask the people around the table on Thursday about the history of Thanksgiving, and most will say something about the Pilgrims.
Historical society offers holiday sale and open house
A Christmas open house with inventory reduction sale is Nov. 30, Shop Local Day, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Conneaut Lake Area Historical Society Museum, 150 N. Third St., Conneaut Lake.
Benefit book sale set for library Saturday
The Cochranton Area Public Library used book sale is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday is $3 bag day with bags provided by the library.
VIDEO: Holiday travel costs down this year
Traveling this Thanksgiving? Prepare to be stuffed along the way. Forty-three million people are expected to make the annual pilgrimage to the dinner table. Travel experts say costs are down this year and volume is expected to be high.
Old-school toys dominate holiday lists
There are two requests Don Mahoney, otherwise known as Santa Claus, keeps getting day after day: Barbies and Legos.
ARTS: Here's your listing for area exhibits and more for the week starting Nov. 21
ART SHOW: Our Lady Queen of the Americas Church in Conneaut Lake hosts its second annual art show on Nov. 24 from noon to 4 p.m. More than 25 artists and crafters from the parish are featured. The show includes a wine reception and music. The public is invited. The show will remain in plae on Nov. 25 and 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for additional viewing.
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