Drake Well by Moonlight

Drake Well Museum and Park will serve as the backdrop for an evening experience that brings oil history to life.  Visitors will meet historical figures during a nighttime tour of the museum grounds, hear historical music, and enjoy the splendors of fall with seasonal refreshments and activities. The event will be held on Saturday. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tours begin at 6:30 p.m., with the last tour departing at 9:30. There is a fee for this event.

Guided tour at Petroleum Centre

A guided tour of Petroleum Centre will be Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ride the OC&T from Perry Street Station through Oil Creek State Park, and detrain at Petroleum Centre. Tour guides in period clothing tell the story of how the town grew from 500 to 3,000 people in a few short weeks. Now a ghost town, you’ll see the diorama at the station, and follow the boardwalk to learn the history and catch the train back to Titusville on its return trip. Train departs from Titusville at 11 a.m. Plan to arrive at least one hour prior. Regular train ticket prices apply.Reservations are recommended. Specify that you want the Petroleum Centre tour when making your reservation. Call 676-1733 for more details, or to make your reservation.

Pleasantville Book Club

The Pleasantville Book Club will meet on Oct. 6, at 5 p.m., for a quick dinner at Coal Oil Johnny’s, in Pleasantville. Then, the club will carpool to Cranberry Mall to see the showing of “Light Between Oceans,” at the Movies at Cranberry. If the film is not showing, the book club meeting will start at 6 p.m. at Coal Oil Johnny’s, in Pleasantville.

Fly-fishing 101

Oil Creek State Park, on Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon, will be holding a fly-fishing 101 course. Meet with instructor Mark Signorino, at Blood Farm, to learn terminology of weights, rods, leaders, teppets, basic fly knots, and casting. There will be time to practice what you have learned on the recently stocked stream. Participants will need to bring their fishing license and waders. All other gear will be supplied. Registration is required. Class size is limited, so call today to register, at (814) 676-5915.

Paintin’ on the Rocks

“Baby and Me” class, “Owl Always Love You,” will be held at Coal Oil Johnny’s Eatery, on Oct. 9, from noon to 1:30 p.m. This class is designed for children ages 2 and up. Supplies are included in cost of class.

Participants take home a 11-by-14 wrapped canvas painted by you and your child. The instructor will take you both through a step by step, easy and fun way to complete the painting in about 1 1/2 hours. The class has  designed this painting so you can work with your child and paint together.

The child will do the majority of the painting. The owls are their handprints and the leaves are their fingerprints. Make sure to give you and your child time to arrive, get situated, and ready to paint. It is also recommend you wear clothing that can be painted on.

The class does not supply aprons for adults, and when those kiddos get a paint brush in their hands, it an be a bit challenging to make sure it only lands on the canvas.

For any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us, at (814) 436-7347, or send an email to paintinontherocks@gmail.com.  Please register to attend this class.

Fall gun bash

Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department’s Fall Gun Bash will be held Oct. 15, at 4 p.m. Doors will open at 4 p.m., and the drawing starts at 5. You do not need to be present to win. The fee includes a meal.

Women’s seminar

A fall women’s seminar, “The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength,” will be held on Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Dutch Treat Restaurant, in Spartansburg. Join Bible teacher and ordained minister Karen Burrows for a morning of teaching.  Following the teaching, enjoy the Dutch Treat’s famous soup, salad bar, and coffee.

To register, contact Jackie Cramer, at 671-0097. Registrations are due by Oct. 4. There is a fee for this seminar.

Breakfast buffet

Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department will hold a breakfast buffet on Oct. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the fire hall. Buffet bar will include sausage gravy and biscuits, scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, muffins, milk, orange juice, and coffee. Children under 5 years of age eat free. There is a fee for this dinner.

Seasonal auctions

This year’s seasonal auctions will be held at 6 p.m., on Oct. 11, Nov. 9, and Dec. 13. This is a great opportunity to do Christmas shopping.  Kitchen will be open.

Soup and pie

Shamburg Christian Church of God will hold its annual soup and pie supper on Oct. 8, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center behind the church. This is an all you can eat dinner. The event is by donation only.

Annual community hayride

Joe and Mary Burt are sponsoring the annual community haunted hayride on Oct. 8, beginning at dusk. After the hayrides are over, everyone is invited to sit around the fire and enjoy a treat and visit with others. There is no charge, but donations will be accepted. Money collected goes to the Salvation Army’s Toys for Treasures. For more information, contact the Burt Family.

All ladies

The Titusville Ladies Conference is Oct. 28-29. It’s just what every woman of faith needs:  great music, fellowship, and a joy-filled speaker, Carol Kent, with “Divine Surprises.” This will lift your spirits, and encourage you in your faith journey. Additional details will follow.

Be sure to pick up a registration form at your church, visit Titusvilleladiesconference.org, or contact Diane Harmon, in Pleasantville.

Holiday Bazaar

Are you searching for a unique gift? Then now is your chance to buy from a local artist or crafter who will add a person touch to your gift giving. On Sat., Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Holiday Bazaar in the fire hall. Kitchen will be open.


Today, Sept. 27: Crush a Can Day and Oktoberfest begins in Germany

Sept. 28: Ask a Stupid Question Day and National Good Neighbor Day

Sept. 29: Confucius Day

Sept. 30: National Mud Pack Day

Oct. 1: International Frugal Fun Day, National Homemade Cookies Day, World Vegetarian Day, World Card Making Day

Oct. 2: National Custodial Worker Day, Name Your Car Day, and Oktoberfest in Germany ends.

Oct. 3: Techies Day and Virus Appreciation Day

Cornflake cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup sugar, 1 cup Karo syrup, 1 cup peanut butter and 6 cups cornflakes.

Directions: Cook sugar and Karo syrup to boiling.  Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter then pour over cornflakes. Stir to mix well. Drop by tablespoons onto waxed paper and let cool.

Quote of the week

“People think that you have to do something huge, like go to Africa and build a school, but you can make a small change in a day. If you change Wednesday, then you change Thursday. Pretty soon it’s a week, then a month, then a year. It’s bite-size, as opposed to feeling like you have to turn your life inside out to make changes.”  – Hoda Kotb

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