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The scarecrows have taken over the diamond. Be sure to vote for your favourite. Great photo ops. You can vote for your favorite between now and Monday 31st October by receiving a ballot. Get a ballot at Abigail’s Coffeehouse, Betsy’s of Ligonier, El Vaquero Mexicano, Emily’s Hair Parade, Getaway Café, Holiday Home Store, Kingfisher Coffeehouse, Ligonier Agway, Ligonier Paws on Main, O’Shea’s Ligonier Sweet Shop, Post and Rail Men’s Shop, Quacked Glass Studio, Scamps Toffee, Scentsational Ideas, Song of Sixpence, Standard Bank, The Road Toad and The Wooden Mantel. There is a prize for the winner, generously sponsored by Loyalhanna Realty, and the corn stalks were donated by The Road Toad.

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Go Rams, beat Derry. The 2022 Ligonier Valley Rams football team has their final game at home against Derry Area on Friday 28 October at 7pm. Come to the Riot on the Ridge game in black. It’s also seniors’ night, where the seniors are celebrated at 6:30 p.m

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You might need a new hairstyle after attending Hair-Raising History: Frightfully True Stories from the Ligonier Valley at the Compass Inn this Halloween weekend (October 28-30) from 6-9pm. There are two different experiences to enjoy with 6 p.m. (last tour 7:15 p.m.) stories that are family-friendly and kid-friendly, and 7:30 p.m. (last tour 8:30 p.m.) for an adult audience to sneak in would like. Emily Barth, the museum’s senior lecturer and museum interpreter, mentioned the spooky setting, which will add to the ambiance of the experience. Admission is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors 62 and over, $10 for youth 5-16, and children under 5 are free. May you get the storytelling experience you wish for this Halloween season.

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The famous St. John’s United Church of Christ Holiday Bazaar will be held at Darlington Fire Hall on Saturday 29th October from 9am to 1pm. Homemade crafts galore, soups, baked goods and hot lunch choices are back. All proceeds go back to the community. This is one you don’t want to miss or you will regret it greatly.

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The final weekend for Hallowboo is this Saturday from 10:30am to 7:00pm and Sunday from 10:30am to 6:00pm. Come to Idlewild for all the family-friendly Halloween fun, don costumes, go trick-or-treating in the Storybook Forest, amusement rides and enjoy the decorated park. Be sure to take a family photo by the colored fountain.

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Foliage collection is in full swing for the district. Please do not put leaves on the streets to avoid clogging of storm sewers. Blowing and raking them into the street is a hazard to vehicles and bicycles and is not permitted.

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Need last minute pumpkins or some corn maze fun? Visit Chad’s corn maze at Cairns Farm on State Route 711 South. The Maze Fun runs Saturdays from 5:30pm to 10:30pm, last entry at 9:30pm, and Sundays from 4:30pm to 8:30pm, last entry at 7:30pm the maze finding clues and figure out the code to get out. This is not a haunted corn maze so it is family friendly and run by a lovely local family. Tell them I sent you.

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The Cook Township Community Center Trunk or Treat and Halloween Parade will be held on Saturday, October 29th from 1pm. Ages 0-12 are welcome to join the outdoor games and snacks. Trunk or Treats are nice environments to do trick or treat and/or give treats to the treaters.

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The Laughlintown Community Center is hosting a Halloween party on Saturday, October 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Decorate a pumpkin, enjoy crafts and games, all for free.

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The HT Flyers will go on sale October 29th from 9am to 12pm for $9. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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Don’t let your furry ones miss the Halloween (maybe it should be Howloween) Pawty and Pet Parade on Saturday, October 29 at 12pm at Paws on Main. As always, bring your bags to tidy up after your cuties who don’t have thumbs. Dress up with your furry darling and enjoy the Halloween atmosphere.

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Trick or Treat will be Halloween Monday 31st October from 6pm to 8pm in Ligonier Borough. Merchant Trick or Treat takes place at local shops around town from 5pm to 6pm.

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The local DAR chapter will be putting up small wooden signs at the location of their future America250! commemorative stamp. Weather permitting, DAR and CAR will be there on November 5th at 10am

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The Chestnut Ridge Community Center will be offering its fun square dancing, live music and food for purchase on November 5 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. It’s a fun family event with great music. All skill levels are welcome.

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The Ligonier Valley Air Force Junior ROTC is presenting its annual Holiday Craft Show Saturday, November 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ligonier Valley High School. Shop 50 crafts and vendors to fill your Christmas shopping list. There will be food for sale as well as a 50/50 drawing and live music. The cadets have face painting. Make it a day on the town.

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The Ligonier Country Market Holiday Market takes place on Saturday 5th November from 12pm to 4pm at Market Field. Make those lists and double-check them to have them ready to shop your favorite sellers again before the snow flies.

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“Whooooo” doesn’t want to walk owls on the moon? The Powdermill Nature Reserve in Rector will be offering a campfire, crafts, dissection of owl pellets and more activities at their Owling at the Moon event on November 5th at 6pm. This is open to all ages with children under 18 accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is desired but not required. https://carnegiemnh.org/event/owling-at-the-moon/.

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The Chestnut Ridge Community Center will host a Gaming Commission presentation and open discussion on November 7 at 6:00 p.m. This is open to the public and, like last year, will be a very interesting presentation. They hope to see you. 1574 Route 259.

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Go vote. November 8th is election day. Go to the next poll.

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Don’t Cook Tuesday, November 8; Instead, eat delicious spaghetti, bread, salad, and cake. The Pleasant Grove UMC Choice Spaghetti Dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cook Township Community Center in Stahlstown. $8 for adults and $4 for children, children under 3 free.

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The ever-popular ski and snowboard swap takes place on November 10th and 11th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at the Heritage United Methodist Church (on the Diamond). It’s cash and carry, so come prepared with those bills. Contact Diana for more information: 724-961-3185. Donations to the table are welcome.

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Santa’s arrival is on Friday, November 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wise Man’s Advice: Get there early to get a good seat to see the big guy.

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As always, it is a pleasure to list the events taking place around our beautiful city. Submit your event to us for inclusion. There is so much to enjoy and do here.

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From ghouls and ghosts and long-legged beasts and things that whirl about in the night, good god deliver us.

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