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INSIDE INDIANA: Concerts, dog days, Brookwood, etc.

by on June 07, 2013 11:00 AM

To whom it may concern —

YOUR WEEKEND CALENDAR

The Concerts in the Park series, held each Sunday through the summer, will begin this week at Memorial Park, where Grist for the Mill will take the stage to perform contemporary/folk music from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Concertgoers are reminded to bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Other performers for June are Hiram and the Walkers, performing doo-wop/oldies (June 16), the duo Mark Garrick and Sean Moran, offering a variety of music (June 23), and the Americana band Luchenbach Penna Pinchers (June 30.)

 

INDIANA FREE Library’s Sizzling Summer Used Book Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 845 Philadelphia St. Shoppers can peruse a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction books for adults and children and purchase T-shirts and tote bags with the IFL owl logo.

 

THE INDIANA Lions Club will host a benefit turkey dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Indiana Lions Health Camp on Lions Health Camp Road. Tickets will be available at the door. The cost is $10 for adults and $4 for children younger than 12.

Takeout is available.

 

AND DON’T forget the Ebenezer Festival & Bazaar from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in Lewisville, where you can try the family “special” of angel food cake, ice cream and strawberries. Other food items and a basket raffle will also be a part of the celebration.

DOG DAYS

Yappy Hour, which benefits the Indiana County Humane Society, will kick off this summer from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Benjamin’s restaurant in Indiana. For a $10 donation — which goes entirely to the ICHS — participants can enjoy free “ap-paw-tizers,” half-price drinks, door prizes and furry door greeters.

Dave Serene and Mark Garrick will provide entertainment for the evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Throughout the summer, Yappy Hour will be held on the second Thursday of each month at Benjamin’s.

BUSINESS BYTES

Chateau Christine, at 518 Philadelphia St., will move to a larger location at 672 Philadelphia St. later this month, according to owners Christine and Joe Yamrick. In addition to costume jewelry and accessories, the store will offer women’s clothing.

The move is effective June 17.

The Lucy Donnelly Memorial Fund benefited from the fourth annual pub-crawl-style Downtown Decathlon last week at the main street nightspots. With 19 teams testing their skills in a dozen games, the Bad News Beers (172.5 points) were the winners. For those who asked, the Gazette’s entry, “Off The Record,” comfortably ranked in the middle of the pack.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

Saltsburg Social Center will celebrate its 35th anniversary on Friday, June 14, at the center, 212 Point St., Saltsburg with an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Beginning at 4 p.m., snacks and refreshments will be available. Hiram and the Walkers will provide live music for entertainment from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Dinner, by advance ticket only, will be at 5 p.m. Dinner tickets are $5 for those 60 and older, and $6.80 for those 59 and younger.

SHOP TALK AT SIX

The residents of Brookwood Estates will hold their annual community yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday. … The municipal pool on Harrison Street in Homer City is now open for the season from noon to 6 p.m. daily. … Holiday Beverage on Water Street in Indiana is offering free tasting events from 4 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday, where this week’s sample is from the Great Lakes Brewing Co. … IUP’s annual Picnics in the Grove begin Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Other dates for the picnics are June 26 and July 10 and 24. … Willie, our ex-shoeshine boy, says he heard it elsewhere: Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

Good evening!



Bill Hastings is columnist for Gazette and a former longtime managing editor. His column, Inside Indiana, appears every Friday. hastings@indianagazette.net
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