After a long active day there is no better way to end it than with a trip down the natural waterslide! Don’t forget to take in some sightseeing as well with the natural waterslides, Cucumber Falls, and the Ohiopyle Falls which are near the new visitors center. The scenery is absolutely beautiful, especially this time of year as everything is blooming. It’s sure to be a photographers dream.
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Guest post by Kayla Brown
In conjunction with the National Road Festival, the Frank L. Melega Art Museum presents 2015 Artist of the Pike exhibition by painter Laurie Longenecker titled “The Half Time Show”. The acrylic and oil paintings in the show are larger than life portraits of fans of Pittsburgh sports teams. The title refers to the number of paintings in the show. The 11 paintings exhibited in the show are the first half of a planned series of 22.
Opening reception weekend will be held Saturday, May 16 and Sunday May 17, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.. The public is invited, free admission and free parking. The exhibition will run from Saturday, May 16 until Sunday, July 19. The Frank L. Melega Art Museum is located at 71 Market Street, Brownsville, PA 15417
Special events are planned for the National Road Festival weekend, May 16 and 17, including door prizes and museum tours conducted by Frank R. Melega (son of Frank L. Melega) from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. A door prize will be awarded Saturday and Sunday. This year’s door prize is a signed original poster by Laurie Longenecker. The poster “Brownsville” depicts some of the noteworthy features of the city including the First Cast Iron Bridge, Nemacolin Castle, St. Peters, and the historic Flatiron Building (home of the Frank L. Melega Art Museum). The poster was created for the event and is on display with five other poster designs depicting the uniqueness of the region.
In 2014, Laurie Longenecker was the recipient of the Best of Show Award at the National Road Festival Juried Exhibition. The Best of Show recipient is also asked to be the following years “Artist of the Pike”. It is our great pleasure that Ms. Longenecker has accepted our invitation.
The Frank L. Melega Art Museum is open weekdays 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. The museum is also open by appointment. More information is available on the museum’s website, melegaartmuseum.org
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater - June 13, 6:00 PM
Wine tasting, buffet and a mystery to solve! This is a great event for a group of friends. $42/person. Reservations are required. Please call 724.439.3424.
Pavilion Music Series: Shelly McCombie - Sunday, June 7 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Shelly McCombie will entertain with the popular music titles of Patsy Cline, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight and the Pips and others. Wine and food for sale. Free wine tasting and admission.
More places to check out Christian W Klay Wines.......
May 16 & 17 - Cambria County Home Show - War Memorial Johnstown, PA
May 23 & 24 - 12 noon - 8 p.m. Red, White & Brew Main St., Uniontown
May 23, June 6, July 4, August 1, September 12 - 8 a.m. - 12 noon Ligonier Country Market West Main Street and Springer Road, Ligonier
June 3, 10, 17, 24 / July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / August 5, 12, 19, 26 / September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - 3-7 p.m.
Peters Township Farmers Market St. David's Episcopal Church 905 E. McMurray Road, Venetia, PA
June 26 - 28 - 2nd Annual Western Pennsylvania Rib Feast Westmoreland Fairgrounds Greensburg PA
June 27 - 4th Annual Wine & Comedy Show Monroeville Convention Center Monroeville, PA
June 27 - Trax Farms Summer Wine Festival - 12 noon - 5 p.m. 528 Trax Rd. Finleyville, PA
Ohiopyle Hosts Native Plant Sale - It is that time of year when we are all mowing lawns, planting flowers and doing general yard clean up. There is no doubt that this is the time to think about putting some new plantsin the ground. Why not think about using plants native to Pennsylvania? They will thrive in your yard and tolerate our winters because they are native to Pennsylvania. Always wanted to go native but didn’t know where to find the plants? Well we have the opportunity for you Saturday, May 23rd from noon-5:00pm. It is the annual Constance Ranson Native Plant Sale at Ohiopyle State Park. Plants will be available at the Main Falls Area in Ohiopyle. For more information contact Barbara Wallace at 724-329-8591 Ext. 14 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
More Ohiopyle State Park Public Programming.........
May 22 8:00pm Kentuck Campground Amphitheater - Whitewater!! - Ohiopyle State Park is famous for its whitewater. Join us for a program where we’ll introduce you to the opportu-nities and how to approach them safely.
May 23 12:00pm-5:00pm Falls Area Visitor Center - Native Plant Sale - Native plants are the perfect choice for any Pennsylvania garden. Native growers will be selling their plants at this annual event hosted by the Southern Laurel Highlands Plant & Pest Management Group.
May 24 10:00am-12:30pm Falls Area Visitor Center - Rise of the Falls Hike - Cucumber and Ohiopyle Falls are two icons of Ohiopyle State Park. On this moderate three mile hike we will dis-cuss how these falls formed and why.
May 24 7:00pm - Kentuck Campground Amphitheater - The Outdoor Grocery Store - Learn some of the basics to foraging wild edibles. Iden-tify the three Ws of what, when and where to look for them. We will take a short hike to look for some exam-ples of what you might find.
May 25 11:00am - Falls Area Visitor Center - Clothed and Confident: Survival Ohiopyle-style - This program will introduce you to basic survival skills that will help you to survive and not get lost in the woods. We’ll also cover what to do if you find yourself in a bad situation.
May 30 10:00am - Falls Area Visitor Center - A Changing World - Climate change is a topic that has been debated for dec-ades. No matter what your opinion is on the subject we can all look at the impacts we have on our world. Join us for this program to discuss things you can do to make a difference.
May 30 1:00pm - Train Station Visitor’s Center - Ferncliff Hike - The Ferncliff Peninsula was named a National Natural Area in 1973. Join us for this 1.5 mile hike where we ex-plore the peninsula and the cultural and natural history that make it so special.
May 31 8:00 am Ramcat Put-in for the Middle Youghiogheny - Early Morning Wildlife Float Trip - Bring your own boat for this 9 mile float trip. We will leave bright and early so we can see as many different kinds of wildlife as possible. We will provide a driver’s shuttle from the Train Station to Ramcat following the program. Pre-Registration is required for this program
Seeking arts and crafts vendors for the Annual Music In The Mountains festival. September 5th & 6th. Items must be handmade. Call 724-329-8591 Ext 17 or email: email@example.com
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