.St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce
....53 S. St. Marys St., St. Marys PA 15857 * phone 814-781-3804 * fax 814-781-7302

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Public Flu Clinics 2014 - through October
Sponsored by Helpmates Home Nurses
Oct. 29 - 10-11:00 AM, Retired Citizens Association of Ridgway
Cost: $20.00 * Medicare will be billed for those eligible; please bring card. *Provider for UPMC & other Insurances. * Walk-ins welcome M – F, 8:3am to 3:30pm at HHN Office located in the Udarbe Complex, 225 South St., Ridgway.

Upcoming Blood Drives
Blood Drive at Penn Highlands Elk - Nov. 4 and Dec. 2 in the PH Elk education center. With the Holidays approaching, the need for blood becomes greater!

Career, Business & Personal Interest Courses Offered Locally
Need training? Check out these great courses and training opportunities offered in the St. Marys area

October 2014

OCTOBER 1 - 31
Food Drive for Christian Food Bank of Elk County
Oct. 1 - Nov. 1, 2014
location: Shoe Sensation in St. Marys Plaza
description: Shoe Sensation located in the St. Mary's Plaza will hold its third annual food drive to benefit the Christian Food Bank of Elk County, located in St. Marys. Anyone donating any nonperishable food item can enter to win a $100 gift card from Shoe Sensation. Items requested by the Food Bank are any boxed dinner, peanut butter, canned fruit, cereal, soups, pasta, and pasta sauce.

Benezette Bugle 5K & Elk Calf Half Mile Run
date & time: Oct. 25; registration from 7 - 8:30 AM.
location: Race begins at the Benezette School House
description: Course runs through the town on Benezette. Cost is $20 per particvipant in the 5K and $10 per participant in the half-mile (must be age 10 or under). Proceeds benefit the Benezette United Methodist Church. Visit sites.google.com/site/benezettebb5k for more information or to register online!

What Women Need to Know About Breast Health

date, time & location: Oct 28 at 6 PM at the Education Center at Penn Highlands Elk
description: Community Nurses, Inc. is sponsoring an educational event for women on Oct 28 at 6 PM at the Education Center at Penn Highlands Elk. Topics include breast self-awareness, the facts about breast cancer, and information on early detection. Light refreshments will be served.
November 2014

Elk County Humane Society Presents "Portrait of Murder"
date & location: November 1 at the St. Marys Moose Family Center on Erie Ave. in St,. Marys
time: Registration & cash bar, 5:30 PM; dinner and theater performance, 7 PM
description: Support the Elk County Humane Society by attending "Portrait of Murder", a costume themed mystery dinner theater presented by "It's A Mystery by Lisa Lepovetsky" on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the St. Marys Moose Family Center on Erie Ave. in St,. Marys. Cost is $22 per person & the buffet features turkey dinner with trimmings plus pasta and meatballs, coffee/tea, and dessert. Registration & cash bar, 5:30 PM; dinner and theater performance, 7 PM. Basket raffles, door prizes, and other exciting events are also planned. Be part of the fun & come in a costume of your choice (optional)! Awards will be given for most original, scariest, and funniest costumes. The event is limited to 150 guests & payment due by Oct 27 - call Sally at 834-3551 today!

St. Marys Band Parents Holiday Craft Bazaar

date, time & location: November 5 from 9 AM - 3 PM at St. Marys Area High School.
description: Over 150 vendors! Get ready for the holiday season & support the band!!

12th Semi-Annual SGL Warrious Relay for Life Team Comedy Event
date, time & location: Saturday, Nov. 1 at Edgewood Hall, St. Marys (behind Subway). Doors open at 6 PM
description: Headliner Stan Stankos, featuring Clay Miles. Advance tickets $22 - $27 at door, Dinner included (BYOB). Tickets are available at Northwest Bank of St. martys & Ridgway. Reservations accepted until October 25. Tabl;es can be reserved for groups of 4 or more. For more info call 594-1962

Elk Co Mini Mudder 7K Run / Walk Obstacle Run

date & time: November 9, 2014 - Registration @ 10:00, Event Starts @ 11:00
location: Elk County Fair Grounds
description: This fun Event starts at Fox Twp. Park in Kersey, PA and finishes at the Elk Co fair grounds. Benefits Fox Twp. Elementary School Playground Project. Pre-registration form is available at smasd.org . Cost of $30. includes T-shirt. Register on race day for $35, shirt not included. Donations also welcome! Fox Twp PTO; 376 Main St.; Kersey, PA 15846; Attn: Playground

NOVEMBER 12 & 13
2014 PA Wilds Trails Summit - Take a hike to Williamsport!
date & location: Sessions will be held on November 12-13th at the Genetti Hotel and Conference Center, 200 West 4th Street in Williamsport, PA.
description: On behalf of the PA Wilds Trail Committee and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Headwaters PA invites you to attend the upcoming 2014 Trail Summit. The keynote speaker is Neil Fowler, Appalachian Regional Commission PA State Program Manager, who will speak on Pennsylvania’s Priorities for Nature Based Economic Development. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources reps will provide updates on revisions to the Pennsylvania Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. Summit topics include building, maintaining, and promoting land and water trails, choosing the best design for your trail, the wide range of trail surfaces available, what works best, and long-term sustainability. Breakout sessions will include local capacity building, technical trail design and trail gap connections. Professional Development Hours are offered for engineers and an exhibit area will showcase trail associations and professional expertise. Registration includes breakfast and lunch on both days and an evening reception. A guided tour of the Susquehanna River Walk is also planned. For more information about the Summit and to register, please go to www.headwaterspa.org and click on the PA Wilds Trail Summit link. Registration deadline is November 5, 2014.

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