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CURB MARKET - Franklin hosts it's annual Farm and Curb Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays on 12 Street plaza near the courthouse. The market features a variety of food and beverage vendors. Check out the market's Facebook page for information on the vendors and the special events scheduled throughout the summer.
TEDDY BEAR PICNIC - The Franklin Public Library will hold an event for ages 2-4 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cooperstown Fairgrounds. Bring your favorite stuffed animal or doll and enjoy stories, songs, and games, as well as a "beary" delicious lunch. All children will receive a bag of age-appropriate books and toys chosen to develop early literacy skills. Space is limited, reservations required at 814-432-5062.
EXPRESSIONS ART SHOW - The Titusville Council on the Arts annual women's art exhibit Expressions will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at Rocsato Conservatory of Music at Hillhurst. The day will include art exhibits and sales, and performances by students of the conservatory.
BLACK KNUCKLE BLUES FEST - Charlie Barath, Colin Johin and Dan Bubien & The Delta Struts at Big Rail Brewing. Starts at 1 p.m.
COCKTAILS FOR A CAUSE - The annual Fighter's Ball will hold a Cocktails for a Cause event from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Quality Inn in Franklin. The evening will include music and dancing, cash bar, silent auction, raffles and food and photographs. Tickets are $15 and $15 and must be purchased in advance at the Liberty Street Alehouse or by calling 814-758-2219. Proceeds from the event go to the Relay for Life.
September 24 and 25
RUMMAGE SALE - A community end-of-the-year rummage sale will be held from noon to 6 p.m. September 24 and noon to 4 p.m. September 25 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Rocky Grove. The sale is being hosted by Riders Advocating Against Child Abuse (RAACA) of Venango County. Members will be selling items. Community members may also bring tables and sell items by contacting group member Jocelyn Deets at 814-573-9541 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PINK OUT VOLLEYBALL GAME - The Franklin High School Volleyball team will host a cancer awareness game at 6 p.m. at the Castle. The team will be raising money for the Kirtland Cancer Foundation through basket and 50/50 raffles and concessions.
September 30, October 1, 2, 6, 7, and 8
MATILDA THE MUSICAL - The Barrow-Civic Theatre’s production of Roald Dahl’s “Matilda the Musical” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. September 30, October 1, 6, 7 & 8 and 2 p.m. October 2. From the brilliantly batty Roald Dahl comes the story of Matilda, a genius little girl born into a less-than-genius family. Tickets are $14 to $20 and can be ordered at www.barrowtheatre.org.
FIREFIGHTER MEMORIAL/HONOR SERVICE - The annual service will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in Bandstand Park.
COFFEE WITH A COP - The Franklin State Police and the Franklin Police Department will meet with members of the public from 9 to 11 a.m. at Coffee In Between as part of National Coffee with a Cop Day. The goal of the day is to create better connections between police and the communities they serve. The day is being organized by Trooper Michelle McGee at 814-676-6596.
October 7 to 9
APPLEFEST - The annual arts and crafts festival will be held in downtown Franklin. Check www.franklinapplefest.com for updates, announcements and a schedule of events.
DOWNHILL DERBY - The Country Rebels Downhill Derby will be held on October 8 at 1187 Lake Road, Cooperstown. Registration will start at 5 p.m. and racing will get underway at 6 p.m. There will be two divisions, competitions will be single elimination and trophies will be awarded to the top two racers in each division. Cars must be stripped of all motorized parts and have nassistancece devices added. A limited number of cars may be available for races without their own vehicle. For racers 15 and younger helmets must be worn during all races and the cost is $10. For those 16 and older the cost is $20. Spectators are just asked to give a donation. The day will also include a soup cookoff with voting determined through donations gathered. Proceeds will be given to the Jamie's Kids.
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM GALA - The Venango Museum will hold its ninth annual Night at the Museum Gala. The event will include a cocktail hour beginning at 5:30 p.m., a live auction at 7 p.m., and drawings for the basket raffle and silent auction at 7:30 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, and a specialty drink will be served during the cocktail hour while the Steinway piano and Wurlitzer organ are played. Tickets are $50, pre-sale only. For more information or to sponsor the event, contact the museum at 814-676-2007.
PINK SPLASH FOR A CURE - The 15th annual breast cancer awareness and fundraising event will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Fountain Park, Franklin. There will also be musical performances and a guest speaker. The fountain will be colored pink by local cancer survivors. Funds raised will be given to the Kirtland Cancer Foundation to provide charitable assistance to Venango County Cancer patients and their families.
October 14 to 16
PUMPKIN FEST - New Conneaut Lake Park, Fri. 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Featuring rides, food, crafts, and entertainment. Parking $5. Admission $5. Children 12 and under Free.
CONCERT - The Venango Chamber Orchestra will give their annual fall concert at 3 p.m. at the Barrow-Civic Theatre in Franklin. It will be the group's 30th-anniversary performance.
October 20 and 21
CIRCUS SHOW - Spherus, a circus with an extra dimension, will perform two shows from 7:30 p.m. October 20 and 10 a.m. October 21 at the Barrow-Civic Theatre. The performers interact with light multimedia to create stunning effects. They work together manipulating fabric, acrylic, and wooden shapes. This show includes International Juggling champion Greg Kennedy, complemented by two aerial dancers. Tickets are $19 and $24 and can be ordered online.
TRUNK OR TREAT - Two Mile Run County Park will hold a trunk or treat event from 6 to 9 p.m. in the beach area. Along with trick or treating and decorated vehicles, the event will include a haunted basement, popcorn and hot chocolate. Businesses and organizations are needed to participate in the trunk or treat portion of the event and can sign up by calling the park office at 814-676-6116.
WITCH WALK - The popular witch friendly event returns to Franklin. The $25 tickets go on sale beginning September 20 at various locations in downtown Franklin. A ticket will get you a free Witch Walk tote loaded with stuff like coupons for two Tarot readings, two mocktails or cocktails, and “other treats.” A fun gathering is planned in the evening to with plenty of door prizes and the best dressed witches will awarded as well to cap off the fun. A dance led by the Witches of Emlenton will take place at 5 p.m.
October 28 and 29
RGHS TALENT SHOW - Rocky Grove High School will hold its annual talent in the school auditorium.
LIGHT UP NIGHT - Franklin kicks-off the holiday season with our most beautiful night. Franklin will fill your heart with the spirit of the season with a Downtown Open House, Christmas Tree Extravaganza, visit from Santa, the downtown lighting, the Electric Lights Parade at 6 PM and the fabulous fireworks display in Fountain Park.
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