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January 15, 2014

Outdoors news briefs and events for the week starting Jan. 15


ERIE — JAMESTOWN — The Pymatuning Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club holds its fourth annual Snowmobile Poker Run on Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., snow or mud.

Participants can purchase their pre-registration Poker Run card for $30 per couple or $20 per person at any of the following businesses in the Jamestown area: The Anchorage, 1955 Williamsfield Road; Bob’s Place, 3624 Williamsfield Road; Jacob’s Gable Inn, 4350 Route 322; or Jamestown Firemen’s Club, 501 Denver St.; Hartstown area: Crystal Lake Inn, 7743 Liberty St.; Westford area: Welcome Inn, 7299 Snodgrass Road; or Linesville area: Spillway Inn, 493 S. Mercer St.

Preregistered participants can start at any participating business the day of the event. Participants must be at least 18 years old to purchase the Poker Run card. Participants can choose their form of transportation — snowmobile, truck or car — but no all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).

Registration the day of the event is $35 a couple or $25 a person at the Jamestown Firemen’s Club from 10 to 11 a.m. The last “guided trail ride” leaves at 11.

The poker run ends at the Jamestown Firemen’s Club with the participants drawing their poker hand cards between 6 and 8 p.m. Food, beverages and a large bonfire will be available for participants.

Proceeds from the event benefit snowmobile trail maintenance and the Jamestown Volunteer Fire Department.

More information: Visit or call Joel Brown (724) 927-9493.

JAMESTOWN — Pymatuning State Park, 2660 Williamsfield Road, hosts a morning of snowshoe fun and games on Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. at the environmental classroom in the Jamestown Marina.

This family program is for all ages as participants learn to walk in snowshoes and then play snowshoe games. A limited number of snowshoes are available to borrow by contacting the Park Office to register for the program — or bring your own.

More information or to register: Call (724) 932-3142 or visit or

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