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Sat 13th Apr
to Sat 20th Apr
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$10,000 Tagged Trout Tournament, Smethport, PA

April 13 is the opening day of trout season and somewhere in Hamlin Lake, Potato Creek, or Marvin Creek lives a trout with a special tag worth $10,000. Any of the 200 tagged trout caught from April 13 through noon of April 20 will receive a prize, but one specially-tagged trout is worth $10,000. $5 entry fee and pre-registration required prior to 7:59 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at McKean County E-Sales located at 311 West Main Street of Smethport.

More info:brendawalker@hughes.net

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Hamlin Lake, Smethport, PA 16749, USA
Sat 20th Apr
9:00 am
11:00 am
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Celebrate Earth Day, Mt. Jewett
Are you interested in helping the earth? Visit the park on Saturday, April 20 and participate in activities such as litter pick-up, raking and tree planting! Dress for the weather. meet at the Kinzua Bridge State Park  Discovery Center Lobby.
For more information please call: 814-778-5467
Or Visit:
www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateP......aspx
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Kinzua Bridge State Park, 296 Viaduct Road, Mt Jewett, PA 16740
Sat 20th Apr
9:00 am
2:30 pm
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American Ginseng & Other Wild Harvested Plants, Kinzua Bridge State Park

Learn about American ginseng, goldenseal, and ramps at the Kinzua Bridge State Park. Starting with an overview to better understand these species, the workshop offers updates on ginseng biology and stewardship. The speakers will talk about “Best Management Practices” for harvesters, collectors, and buyers. Free admission. Pack a lunch. Register by emailing: cfirestone@pa.gov or calling Chris at (570) 724-8149.

More info: 814-778-5467 or e-mail kinzuabridgesp@pa.gov
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Kinzua Bridge State Park, 296 Viaduct Road, Mt Jewett, PA 16740, USA
Sat 20th Apr
10:00 am
12:00 pm
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Bunny Hop 5K Run/Walk, St Mary's, PA

5K Run/Walk non-competitive fundraiser for Brain Aneurysm Awareness.More info:Jackie Candalor,
(814) 594-7048,
jcandalor@gmail.com
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Benzinger Park, Fleming Rd, St Marys, PA 15857, USA
Sat 20th Apr
2:00 pm
4:00 pm
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Easter Elk-Stravaganza, The Elk Country Visitor Center

Join the Elk Country Visitor Center in making fun, flower-themed crafts. All participants take home a seed packet for their spring garden, and some sweet Easter treats.

More info: 814-787-5167

Or visit: www.ExperienceElkCountry.com
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The Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Road, Benezette, PA, United States
Sun 21st Apr
6:45 am
8:15 am
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Sunrise Walk, Mt. Jewett
Enjoy an early morning stroll out onto the Sky Walk at the Kinzua Bridge State Park to watch the sunrise. Later meet in the classroom for hot cocoa or hot coffee and reminisce about the Bridge. 
Dress for the weather and meet on the bridge.
For more information please call: 814-778-5467
Or visit:
www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateP......aspx
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Kinzua Bridge State Park, 296 Viaduct Road, Mt Jewett, PA 16740, USA
Mon 22nd Apr
1:00 pm
3:00 pm
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Earth Day Walk, Smethport
Walk the Shamut Trail to the Poor Farm Cemetary with the chair for the event, Barbara Bowman, who will share interesting facts along the way.  For more information please call 814-887-5142.
Or Visit:
mckeancountyhistoricalsociety.org
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Shamut Trail head on Rt. 6, Smethport, PA 16749
Mon 22nd Apr
5:30 pm
8:00 pm
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Academy Award Film Series: Blackkklansman, Bradford, PA

Filmmaker Spike Lee gives an incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Rated R. $7.

More info: 814-363-9388
www.bradfordcinema.com
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Main Street Movie House, 123 Main St, Bradford, PA 16701, USA
Thu 25th Apr
10:00 am
to Sun 28th Apr
7:00 pm
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Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous, Ridgway, PA
Spend 3 days with some amazing carvers. Throughout the Rendezvous, there will be opportunities to interact with skilled artists, enjoy live music, and purchase finished pieces directly from the artist.
chainsawrendezvous.org
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Main Street, Main St, Ridgway, PA 15853
Thu 25th Apr
6:00 pm
9:00 pm
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Ladies Night, Olean, NY
Do you need a night out? Plan for a Ladies Night Out the last Thursday of every month. ! Prizes, wine and spoon tastings in The Point, live music from Ade Adu, 50% off our specialty drink menu 25% off all other drinks and much more!!
For more information please call: 716-379-8210
or visit:
www.gtofood.com
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Good Times of Olean, 800R East State Street, Olean, NY 14760
Thu 25th Apr
6:30 pm
7:30 pm
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The Beauty of Bats, Portville, NY
Bats are not the creepy, scary and vicious animals they are sometimes made out to be. Join the Pfeiffer Nature Center for this entertaining and enlightening talk about the world of bats. Discover how necessary, beneficial and wonderful bats are to have as neighbors. Free and open to the public.

More info: 716-933-0187
or visit: www.pfeiffernaturecenter.org
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The Portville Free Library, 2 North Main Street, Portville, New York 14770
Fri 26th Apr
5:30 pm
10:30 pm
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Girl Night Out, Flickerwood Wine Cellars

Enjoy a night out with the girls! Flickerwood Wine Cellars welcomes you to have a few glasses of wine while enjoying spa services and Live Music with XIII.

More info: (814) 837-7566 or visit: www.flickerwood.com
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Flickerwood Wine Cellars, 309 Flickerwood Rd, Kane, PA 16735, USA
Fri 26th Apr
6:00 pm
7:30 pm
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Rhythmic Explorations World Drumming Workshop, Bradford, PA

Join T.R. McKotch and Ryan Sandberg for an evening of energizing family fun hand drumming. During this 90 minute workshop, you will experience high-energy rhythms, rhythm games, and exploring several world rhythms from West Africa, Central Africa and beyond. Ages 10+. $25 if you pre-register. $30 at the door.


For questions, call T.R. at Just Music (814) 561-2030.
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McKean County Arts Council, 80 East Corydon St, Bradford, PA
Sat 27th Apr
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CJ Spirits 4th Annual Leekfest, Kane
Stop down to CJ Spirits for Live Music all day, Leek Dip Contest, Arts/Craft Vendors, Bloody Mary Bar-Serving Leek Sausage Sammies and Leek Specialty Foods/Soups-Drink Specials.
For more information please call: 814-837-1500
or visit
cjspirits.comcjspirits.com/
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CJ Spirits, 120 Willow Run Dr, Kane, PA 16735
Sat 27th Apr
10:00 am
1:00 pm
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McKean County Kids Fest
This interactive program focuses on early childhood health and learning, development and safety. Come and enjoy the fun displays and partake in the giveaways, which include books, safety items, and more.
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Bradford Family YMCA, 59 Boylston St, Bradford, PA 16701, USA
Sat 27th Apr
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
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Basics of Beekeeping, The Elk Country Visitor Center

Join the Beekeepers from Tailgate Beekeepers, at the Elk Country Visitor Center, as they teach you how to manage the bees, how to keep a healthy hive, and how you can get started keeping your own!

More info: 814-787-5167

Or visit: www.ExperienceElkCountry.com
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The Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Road, Benezette, PA, United States
Sun 28th Apr
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
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Elk Basics, The Elk Country Visitor Center

Join the Conservation Education staff at the Elk Country Visitor Center and learn all about their Pennsylvania elk herd. How did they get here? How many are there and where are they?


More info: 814-787-5167
Or visit: www.ExperienceElkCountry.com
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The Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Road, Benezette, PA, United States
Mon 29th Apr
5:30 pm
8:00 pm
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Academy Award Film Series: A Star is Born, Bradford, PA

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons. Rated R. $7.

More info: 814-363-9388
www.bradfordcinema.com
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Main Street Movie House, 123 Main St, Bradford, PA 16701, USA
Fri 3rd May
to Sun 5th May
all day
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Beginner Fly-Fishing School, Olmsted Manor Retreat Center
This retreat is designed for aspiring fly fishers, as well as veteran fly-fishers that have never taken a formal course. This three-day course reveals the all secrets of fly fishing, from setting up your equipment, tying knots, identifying aquatic insects, determining where fish lay in a stream, and selecting a fly, casting and fishing it in a way that leads to success. Beginning at 3:30pm on Friday and ending on Sunday at 5 pm.

More info:
(814) 945-6512
olmstedmanor.org/fly-fishing-school
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Olmsted Manor Retreat Center, 17 E Main St, Ludlow, PA 16333, USA
Fri 3rd May
6:00 pm
9:00 pm
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Garden Workshop: Painting in the Greenhouse, Bradford, PA

During this Graham's Garden Workshop artist Michelle Chapman will host a guided painting class in the greenhouse. There will be fees to cover time and materials with prices announced prior to each class. Call the greenhouse to reserve your spot.


More info: 814-368-6415
www.GGL1891.com
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Graham's Greenhouse & Landscaping, 1111 E Main St, Bradford, PA 16701, USA
Fri 3rd May
7:00 pm
9:00 pm
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Charlotte's Web, Bradford, PA

Theatreworks’ production of Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship. $10 all seating.


6 pm – Animal Petting Zoo * included in the ticket price


More info: 814-362-5113
www.upb.pitt.edu/kaleidoscope/

Study Guide: www.theatreworksusa.org
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Bromeley Family Theater, Bradford, PA 16701, USA
Sat 4th May
to Sun 5th May
all day
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2 day Kinzua Fly Fishing School, Bradford

Fly fishing is an angling method in which an artificial "fly" is used to catch fish. Sign up for classes and learn how to fly fish like a pro. This is a 2 day class with all meals included and one-night lodging. $305 per person.
For more information call: 814-368-5814
Or visit: users.penn.com/~skvarka

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University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, 300 Campus Dr, Bradford, PA 16701, USA
Sat 4th May
all day
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Otto Fire Dept. Benefit Run, Majestic Trails

Join Majestic Trails for an all-day benefit run benefiting the Otto Township Volunteer Fire Dept. Registration will be at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Riders can ride until 9 p.m. The prize drawing will happen at 3 p.m. at the trailhead. Cost is $20/Driver, $10/passenger, $10/Children 14 & under.
More info 814-465-9979
or visit: www.majestictrails.com
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Majestic Trails, PA-46, Smethport, PA 16749, USA
Sat 4th May
8:30 am
10:30 am
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Birding at Eshelman, Portville, NY
The guided walk starts in the parking lot and will be led by Tim Baird, President of the Cattaraugus County Bird Study Club. The group will slowly walk through the property noting what they see and or hear. Conversation is kept to a minimum as this is an observational activity. An effort is made not to disturb the wildlife in order to create optimal viewing conditions. Please bring binoculars if you have them. No pets, please. This activity is free and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. 
Please call: 716-933-0187
pfeiffernaturecenter.org/nature-blog
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Pfeiffer Nature Center Eshelman Property, 1420 Yubadam Rd, Portville, NY 14770, USA
Sat 4th May
9:30 am
3:00 pm
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Adventure Race, Allegany State Park

The Allegany Adventure Run is a foot race held at Allegany State Park. $45 for the 27K. $30 for the 13K. $25 for the 5K.


More info: 716-574-0888
www.heartrateup.com/all......html
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Allegany State Park, Summit Trail Head, Salamanca, NY 14779, USA
Sun 5th May
3:00 pm
6:00 pm
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Garden Workshop: Painting in the Greenhouse, Bradford, PA
During this Graham's Garden Workshop artist Michelle Chapman will host a guided painting class in the greenhouse. There will be fees to cover time and materials with prices announced prior to each class. Call the greenhouse to reserve your spot.

More info: 814-368-6415
www.GGL1891.com
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Graham's Greenhouse & Landscaping, 1111 E Main St, Bradford, PA 16701, USA
Mon 6th May
5:30 pm
7:30 pm
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Academy Award Film Series: The Wife, Bradford, PA

Joan and Joe remain complements after nearly 40 years of marriage. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as the great American novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of a great man's wife. As Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work, Joan starts to think about the shared compromises, secrets and betrayals. Rated R. $7.

More info: 814-363-9388
www.bradfordcinema.com
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Main Street Movie House, 123 Main St, Bradford, PA 16701, USA
Wed 8th May
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
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Graham's Garden Talk: Protecting your Garden Against Weeds, Bugs, and Disease
Graham's Garden Talk is a free seminar hosted by Graham's Greenhouse. This garden talk will cover the basics of protecting your garden against weeds, bugs, and disease. Beginner gardeners welcome. Free admission.

More info: 814-368-6415
www.GGL1891.com
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Graham's Greenhouse & Landscaping, 1111 E Main St, Bradford, PA 16701, USA
Thu 9th May
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
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Graham's Garden Talk: Protecting your Garden Against Weeds, Bugs, and Disease
Graham's Garden Talk is a free seminar hosted by Graham's Greenhouse. This garden talk will cover the basics of protecting your garden against weeds, bugs, and disease. Beginner gardeners welcome. Free admission.

More info: 814-368-6415
www.GGL1891.com
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Graham's Greenhouse & Landscaping, 1111 E Main St, Bradford, PA 16701, USA
Thu 9th May
6:30 pm
8:30 pm
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McKean County History Series: Session 1, Bradford
Bradford, Connecticut? Buffalo, Pennsylvania? Pittsburgh, Virginia? Warren, Ontario?
By Joe DeMatt, MCHS
Learn how early colonial boundary disputes were resolved by wars, mediation and sometimes even common sense!
Glass Manufacturing in McKean County by William Todd, MCHS
Learn about the early production of glass manufacturing from a descendant of an early glassblower. To enroll please visit the site below:
reg137.imperisoft.com/......aspx
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Marilyn Horne Hall, Marilyn Horne Way, Bradford, PA 16701
Fri 10th May
to Sun 12th May
all day
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Spring Women's Retreat, Olmsted Manor
Jennifer Phillips, a married mother of two, a speaker, and a teacher of women's Bible studies will be the main speaker at the 2019 Summer Women's Retreat. This year's spring retreat focus is the difficult times all women go through. $150. Pricing includes two-nights stay (hotel style with linens), six meals, and course tuition. Single rooms available at additional cost.



Register online, print and mail the registration form, or call to register at (814) 945-6512.
www.olmstedmanor.org/sp......html
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Olmsted Manor Retreat Center, 17 E Main St, Ludlow, PA 16333, USA
Sat 11th May
8:30 am
10:30 am
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Birding at Eshelman, Portville, NY
The guided walk starts in the parking lot and will be led by Tim Baird, President of the Cattaraugus County Bird Study Club. The group will slowly walk through the property noting what they see and or hear. Conversation is kept to a minimum as this is an observational activity. An effort is made not to disturb the wildlife in order to create optimal viewing conditions. Please bring binoculars if you have them. No pets, please. This activity is free and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. 
Please call: 716-933-0187
pfeiffernaturecenter.org/nature-blog
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Pfeiffer Nature Center Eshelman Property, 1420 Yubadam Rd, Portville, NY 14770, USA
Sat 11th May
9:00 am
5:00 pm
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Hearts Content French and Indian War Reenactment
Walk among the tents of over 200 reenactors and view camp life of the 1750s. Enjoy the thrill to the crash of musketry and the boom of artillery as the British, French, and Indians battle for control of the Ohio River Valley. Artisan Demonstrations. Free admission.


For more information, call the French Creek Living History Association at: 814-694-3684.
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Hearts Content Recreation Site, Warren, PA 16365, USA
Sat 11th May
10:00 am
2:00 pm
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Annual Spring Trail Clearing & Clean up, Portville, NY
 You can show appreciation for nature by assisting at our annual trail clearing and cleanup event. It is the perfect way to enjoy the woods while helping to keep our grounds and trails well maintained and accessible. This activity is free and open to the public and is best designed for ages 10 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Trail clearing tools will be available, but please feel free to bring your own. Pizza and water will be provided.  
Please call: 716-933-0187
pfeiffernaturecenter.org/nature-blog/
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Pfeiffer Nature Center Lillibridge Property, 1974 Lillibridge Rd, Portville, NY 14770
Sat 11th May
10:00 am
5:00 pm
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Arts and Crafts Show, Rock City Park, NY
Enjoy the craft of many new and returning artists and crafters displaying their watercolors, oils, sculptures, photography, jewelry, glass, metals, and wood. Moms get in free.
For more information please call: 866-404-7625
www.rockcitypark.com
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Rock City Park, 505 NY-16, Olean, NY 14760, USA
Sun 12th May
9:00 am
4:00 pm
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Hearts Content French and Indian War Reenactment
Walk among the tents of over 200 reenactors and view camp life of the 1750s. Enjoy the thrill to the crash of musketry and the boom of artillery as the British, French, and Indians battle for control of the Ohio River Valley. Artisan Demonstrations. Free admission.


For more information, call the French Creek Living History Association at: 814-694-3684.
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