Washington's Cherry Pie Hike
Celebrate George Washington's birthday with some cherry pie and a walk in the woods, February 25 at the Jennings Environmental Education Center between Butler and Slippery Rock. Choose from 10 different hikes that focus on exercise (7 miles!), or nature, or history. History hikers will see the reenactment of the musket shot that almost killed Washington as a young man traveling through western PA in1753. Many consider it the first shot of the French & Indian War. Reserve your hiking spot by Thursday, Feb 23 at
There's a $2 cash donation requested to participate in the hike and refreshments. Reserve your hike time today.
Good Friends-Good Food-Good Music is the theme of this year's Harmoniefest, happening at Stewart Hall, in Harmony Borough, on Saturday evening, March 11th. The annual dinner event is sponsored by Historic Harmony to commemorate the founding of the Harmonist Society. This year's event marks the 213th anniversary of the society's founding, as well as the 50th anniversary of the modern commemoration of the event. An anniversary gift will be given to every person attending.
The evening starts with a wine and cheese reception beginning at 6 p.m., followed by a delightful meal, with a choice of meat and vegetarian entrées, catered by Nancy Korczynski. Included is Nancy's noted dessert buffet.
Musical entertainment will be provided by B(Elder)cher + 1, a Pittsburgh-based musical group who will be playing and singing historical tunes, including several with deep roots in early Harmony. Trio members are vocalist Anna Elder, multi-instrumentalist Jason Belcher, and bassist Ryan McMasters. Their performances explore a variety of source material, including 19th Century religious music, folk songs, jazz standards, and original work.
Several important announcements will be made at the dinner event. Winners of the 2017 Heritage Awards will be recognized for their efforts preserving historic buildings in the area. Also recognized will be the many volunteers who have put in thousands of hours of work on behalf of Harmony Museum activities during the past year.
Plus, this year's Harmoniefest will feature the official announcement of a heritage music festival, sponsored Historic Harmony, coming to the Harmonist barn and other historic venues, this July.
Harmoniefest begins at 6 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception, dinner, dessert buffet and historic music to follow. Admission to this fundraiser event is $30 per person. Paid reservations are required by Tuesday afternoon, March 7 by contacting the Harmony Museum, 724-452-7341 or email@example.com.
Harmony Museum Weavers Make It -
Take It Classes Offered
These classes continue on the third Saturday of every month. Weave a wool scarf or rag rug, or a bag on a pre-warped loom with
the assistance of instructors at the Harmony Museum’s
Weavers Log Cabin annex -- and take it
home with you.
Capacity is limited. The 210-year-old log house is
at 245 Mercer St., two blocks from the museum. Proceeds
benefit museum operations.
Registration is by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and
should specify interest in weaving a scarf or rug or bag.
Village Post Office Open at Harmony Museum Shop
The Village Post Office returns the convenience of basic
postal retail services lost to residents and businesses when
lease expiration closed Harmony’s Post Office at the
Municipal Building in mid-2009.
Harmony’s former Post Office occupied the same Wagner House
space for many decades before being moved to the Municipal
Building in 1967.
As the Postal Service is informing area customers, the new
Village Post Office offers "popular Postal products and
services. With convenient hours and location, you can mail
letters and ship your Flat-Rate Priority packages right
where you shop." Customers can buy Forever stamp booklets,
obtain free Priority Mail Flat Rate supplies, drop off
postage-prepaid packages for Postal Service pickup, and
deposit mail in a sidewalk collection box. They will also
enjoy free parking adjacent to the Museum Shop.
Retail postal services are available during regular Museum
Shop hours: Tuesday-Saturday noon-4 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 4
p.m.. It is closed on Mondays and holidays.
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