Mega Rock Weekend Guide: Winter in the Woods, Food Specials, Live Music, and More


A look at local events happening this weekend in Jefferson County and surrounding areas.


Friday, December 15, 2017


Winter in the Woods Weekend

When: Friday, December 15 – Sunday, December 17, 2017
Where:Gateway Lodge, 14870 Route 36, Cooksburg, Pa.
Details:
Winter in the Woods Weekend packages feature a two-night stay in a suite, five-course tasting for two on Saturday and breakfast each morning of your stay. Wine pairings and winter riverside carriage rides are available for an additional fee. Space is limited on carriage rides and is best reserved when you reserve your stay. Call (814) 744-8017 to reserve your suite or for more information.

Vince’s Tavern Weekend Food Specials

When: Friday, December 15 – Sunday, December 17, 2017
Where:Vince’s Tavern, 31729 Pennsylvania 66, Leeper, Pa.
Details:
Every Friday – Sunday: Appetizers include fried cajun frog legs, broiled garlic butter frog legs, and bang bang shrimp or scallops. Entrees include pan-fried walleye or catfish, stuffed salmon, ‘black and blue’ salmon or catfish, salmon with shrimp and crab in sauce, catfish sandwich with fries, ruby red or spicy trout amandine, and pouch trout.

Live Music at Deer Creek Winery

When: Friday, December 15, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: Deer Creek Winery, 3333 Soap Fat Road, Shippenville, Pa.
Details:
Visit Deer Creek Winery for live music. For more information, visit deercreekwine.com.

Live Music at R** Bandana Winery

When: Friday, December 15, 2017, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: R** Bandana Winery, 265 Allio Drive, Leeper, Pa.
Details:
Visit R** Bandana Winery for live music with Carry On. For more information, visit R** Bandana Winery’s Facebook page.

Live Music at Iron Mountain Grille

When: Friday, December 15, 2017
Where: Iron Mountain Grille, 10638 Route 36, Clarington, Pa.
Details:
Get out to the Grille for live music with Wheels and Heels.

‘Hands Up’ Dance Party at The Loomis Bar

When: Friday, December 15, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Where: The Loomis Bar, 540 Main St, Clarion, Pa.
Details:
Clarion native Jason Hollingsworth brings to the table ten years of experience DJing in Pittsburgh and Boston. He will be spinning Top 40, EDM, and your favorite dance classics from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.


Saturday, December 16, 2017


 

Winter in the Woods Weekend

When: Friday, December 15 – Sunday, December 17, 2017
Where:Gateway Lodge, 14870 Route 36, Cooksburg, Pa.
Details:
Winter in the Woods Weekend packages feature a two-night stay in a suite, five-course tasting for two on Saturday and breakfast each morning of your stay. Wine pairings and winter riverside carriage rides are available for an additional fee. Space is limited on carriage rides and is best reserved when you reserve your stay. Call (814) 744-8017 to reserve your suite or for more information.

Charles Bowdish Miniature and Model Railroad

When: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where:Jefferson County History Center, 172 Main St, Brookville, Pa.
Details:
The story of the creative genius of Charles Bowdish and his miniature and model railroad creations is one of the most popular exhibits at the JCHC. Every year, the JCHC celebrates his birthday by redesigning the display to keep it fresh and entertaining for visitors.

Breakfast with Santa

When: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Where: Big Run Fire Department, 105 East Main Street, Big Run, Pa.
Details:
The event runs from 9:00 a.m. to noon. It is held in order to provide canned goods and other non-perishable items to the Big Run Food Bank. Everyone is welcome to stop by and have pancakes and sausage. Santa will be on hand to hear from the kids, so make sure you bring them along. The kids will get a treat bag from Santa. Try and bring along canned goods or other non-perishable items for the food bank. There is no cost for the breakfast, although donations for the food bank will be accepted.

Cookies with Santa

When: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Where: Brookville YMCA, 125 Main Street, Brookville, Pa.
Details:
Children can enjoy a craft, cookies, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause. For more information call (814) 849-7355.

Day of Play at Weather Discovery Center

When: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Punxsutawney Weather Center, Punxsutawney, Pa.
Details:
Join the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center for a day of fun. A delicious snack will be included and the weather theater will be open along with a variety of exhibits. There will also be a pie eating contest, green screen dress up, theater dance party, zoom ball, balloon paddle ball, bean bag toss, crazy crafts, and hopscotch. Admission is $8 per child: accompanying adult is $5. No registration is necessary. Come in anytime between 10am and 4pm. Parents should accompany children under 7 years of age and children under 2 are free. Call 814-938-1000 for more information.

Help Measure the Largest Black Cherry Tree in the State

When: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
Where:Cook Forest State Park, Cooksburg, Pa.
Details:
Cook Forest is home to not only the largest black cherry in the state of Pennsylvania, but also the tallest black cherries north of the Mason Dixon Line. Cook Forest also harbors the greatest number of know black cherries in the 130 ft height class north of the Great Smoky Mountains. Meet at the Log Cabin Inn for an off trail hike to help re-measure the Davis Memorial State Champ Black Cherry, the tallest know black cherry in the Northeast.

Prime Rib Night at Gold Eagle Inn

When: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Where: Gold Eagle Inn, 250 W Main Street, Brookville, PA
Details:
Stop out to Gold Eagle Inn for prime rib every Saturday night. For reservations or more information call (814) 849-5512.

Vince’s Tavern Weekend Food Specials

When: Friday, December 15 – Sunday, December 17, 2017
Where:Vince’s Tavern, 31729 Pennsylvania 66, Leeper, Pa.
Details:
Every Friday – Sunday: Appetizers include fried cajun frog legs, broiled garlic butter frog legs, and bang bang shrimp or scallops. Entrees include pan-fried walleye or catfish, stuffed salmon, ‘black and blue’ salmon or catfish, salmon with shrimp and crab in sauce, catfish sandwich with fries, ruby red or spicy trout amandine, and pouch trout.

Live Music at R** Bandana Winery

When: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Where: R** Bandana Winery, 265 Allio Drive Leeper, Pa.
Details:
Visit R** Bandana Winery at 7:30 p.m. for live music with Arcade Band. For more information, visit R** Bandana Winery’s Facebook page.

Live Music at Deer Creek Winery

When: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Where: Deer Creek Winery, 3333 Soap Fat Road, Shippenville, Pa.
Details:
Visit Deer Creek Winery for live music all Saturday long. For more information, visit deercreekwine.com.

Live Music at Iron Mountain Grille

When: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Where: Iron Mountain Grille, 10638 Route 36, Clarington, Pa.
Details:
Get out to the Grille for live music with Jazz Lite.


Sunday, December 17, 2017


 

Winter in the Woods Weekend

When: Friday, December 15 – Sunday, December 17, 2017
Where:Gateway Lodge, 14870 Route 36, Cooksburg, Pa.
Details:
Winter in the Woods Weekend packages feature a two-night stay in a suite, five-course tasting for two on Saturday and breakfast each morning of your stay. Wine pairings and winter riverside carriage rides are available for an additional fee. Space is limited on carriage rides and is best reserved when you reserve your stay. Call (814) 744-8017 to reserve your suite or for more information.

The Liberty House Sunday Breakfast

When: Sunday, December 17, 2017
Where: 603 Liberty Street, Clarion, PA
Details: Join us at the Liberty House every Sunday from 8am to 3pm for a full breakfast menu. Featuring Eggs Benedict, Steak and Eggs, Pancakes, French Toast, Omelets and more! Phone
(814) 226-7575 for more information. Visit The Liberty House Restaurant Facebook page to view a full menu and other daily specials.

Live Music at Deer Creek Winery

When: Sunday, Dececmber 17, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Deer Creek Winery, 3333 Soap Fat Road, Shippenville, Pa.
Details:
Visit Deer Creek Winery for live music. For more information, visit deercreekwine.com.

Sunday Brunch at The Inn at Deer Creek Winery

When: Sunday, December 17, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Deer Creek Winery, 3333 Soap Fat Road, Shippenville, Pa.
Details:
We invite you to come in for a leisurely brunch on Sunday! For $12, you get to choose between a Breakfast Flatbread Pizza, Stuffed French Toast, and Bacon, a Breakfast Casserole or Pancake and Eggs.Your meal also comes with a scone, specialty mimosa or a specialty coffee in addition to regular coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Reservations are required. For more information, visit DeerCreekWine.com.

Vince’s Tavern Weekend Food Specials

When: Friday, December 15 – Sunday, December 17, 2017
Where:Vince’s Tavern, 31729 Pennsylvania 66, Leeper, Pa.
Details:
Every Friday – Sunday: Appetizers include fried Cajun frog legs, broiled garlic butter frog legs, and bang bang shrimp or scallops. Entrees include pan-fried walleye or catfish, stuffed salmon, ‘black and blue’ salmon or catfish, salmon with shrimp and crab in sauce, catfish sandwich with fries, ruby red or spicy trout amandine, and pouch trout.


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