Pony Farm Road musicians

The Pony Farm Road musicians will perform a concert at Neilltown Church on Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m. 

The musical program is held inside the historic structure, which was built in 1842. 

Seating is limited, so bring a seat cushion or folding chair. 

The church is located less than a quarter mile off state Route 227 just 4 miles east of Pleasantville. Refreshments will be served. Donations will be accepted.

60 Plus

The group, 60 Plus, will meet Thursday, at 5 p.m., at Frosty Jack’s 50s Diner and Ice Cream Shoppe, 922 Newton Sanford Road, Pittsfield.

Reservations would be appreciated. Call Donna Sheeley to make reservations, or if you need additional information.

Second Harvest mobile food pantry

The Second Harvest mobile food pantry is sponsored by Pleasantville United Methodist Church, in Pleasantville. 

It is a free grocery distribution, open to all ages who meet the income requirements. 

The church sponsors 80 households in Pleasantville, and then they extend outward, if they can, into surrounding areas.

The next distribution will be held Aug. 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department, 157 W. State St. 

Pre-registration is required.

Proof of residency must be presented.

Leave a message at the church office, at (814) 589-7385.

Summer Biathlon

The Oil Creek State Park Summer Biathlon will be held Saturday, starting with first-time participants meeting at 7 a.m. 

The race starts at 10 a.m. 

This event is sponsored by Friends of Oil Creek State Park, Range Resources, and PA Biathlon Club. 

Proceeds from the event benefit the Friends of Oil Creek State Park volunteer group and the PA Biathlon Club. 

The location of the event will be at Oil Creek State Park cross country ski area, at Petroleum Center. 

The course is a 6K cross-country run, with two shooting stops. All equipment is provided. 

This is open to all athletes, age 12 and over, who complete the mandatory pre-race safety clinic. There is a fee to participate. 

For more information, visit usbiathlon.com or friendsocsp.org.

Annual corn roast

Full Gospel Church of Pleasantville will host its annual corn roast, Aug. 19, at 5:30 p.m., located at 16922 Jerusalem Corners Road, Pleasantville. 

There will be animal balloons, games, face painting, camping, fellowship, and lots of fun. 

Bring a tent and sleeping bag is you would like to camp out.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Fire making and finding water

The “Primitive Fire Making for Survival and Getting Good Water” seminar will be Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Blood Farm Day Use Area, at Oil Creek State Park. 

Fire and water are important to survival in the wilds. This is a hands-on experience in obtaining good drinking water and making a survival fire. 

Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. Call today to reserve your spot, at (814) 676-5915.

Secret uses of native wild plants

“The Pioneer: Secret Uses of Native Wild Plants,” will be held Sunday, Aug. 21, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the Oil Creek State Park office amphitheater.

Join the park naturalist for a detailed look at the many uses of native plants for food, medicine, and daily life by the early pioneers who first settled this area.

Drake Day Circus

The Drake Day Circus will be on Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Drake Well Museum and Park, 202 Museum Lane, Titusville. 

Attractions will include jugglers, fire eaters, contortionists, magicians, tightrope walker, fortune teller, Jungle Terry’s exotic animals, games, music, food and others acts sure to delight and fascinate. 

There is a fee to attend. Special group rates available.   

If you need additional information, call (814) 827-2797.

Quote of the week

“No matter how badly someone treats you, never drop down to their level. Remain calm, stay strong, and walk away.” — Unknown

Cherry Clafoutis

Cherry pie, French style

Ingredients: 21 ounces pitted cherries, 1 tablespoon butter, 4 eggs, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 1/4 cup flour, pinch of salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon almond extract, 3/4 cup milk and 1/8 cup melted butter. 

Here’s how: Use butter to grease a quiche pan, pie pan or any round baking dish. Don’t forget the edges. 

Sprinkle a generous tablespoon of sugar and shake to evenly distributed it, even on the edges. Now add cherries.

In a separate bowl, add the eggs, the remaining sugar, and the salt. Mix well.

Add the flour, vanilla extract, almond extract, melted butter, and milk to the egg mixture. Beat until smooth.

Pour the mixture evenly over the cherries and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees until golden brown. 

Sprinkle with powdered sugar when cooled and serve.

Is it a cake? Is it a pie? No matter. It’s wonderfully sweet, and brings the taste of summer directly to your plate. 

Try the recipe using other fruits, depending on what’s in season. Enjoy.

Holidays

Today, Aug. 9:  Book Lover’s Day, Chinese Valentine’s Day, and Daughter’s Day

Aug. 10:  Lazy Day and National S’mores Day

Aug. 11:  Presidential Joke Day and Son and Daughter Day

Aug. 12:  Middle Child’s Day

Aug. 13:  Left Hander’s Day

Aug. 14:  National Creamsicle Day and V-J Day

Aug. 15:  Relaxation Day

Contact information

To submit your news items, please contact Ginny Lieder, at 589-5427, or by email, at ginnylieder@hotmail.com.

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