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Last Day For 5K Pre-Registration!


Today is the last day to pre-register for the 2014 Nature Festival “Take Flight” 5K Race Run/Walk. The 5K will be held on Sunday, May 11th with registration @ 9:00AM and race time @ 10:00AM. Enjoy your run/walk on the historic RiverStone Farm where the beautiful dogwoods will be in bloom.

The 5k will benefit Skye’s Spirit Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Skye’s Spirit is a non-profit organization dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and release of injured, orphaned, and displaced wildlife.

Pre-register for the 5K here to guarantee your t-shirt and goodie bag.

To order tickets for the Day Fieldtrips, Scott Shalaway Lecture, or Owl prowl taking place during the Foxburg Nature Festival on Saturday, May 10th, 2014 please call 724-659-3116.


Don’t Forget Pre-Registration Ends May 4th!


Did you register for the “Take Flight” 5K Race Run/Walk? Pre-registration ends May 4th! The pre-registration fee is $20.00.

The 5K will take place on Sunday, May 11th at the beautiful and historic RiverStone Farm. Registration is at 9:00AM with a race time of 10:00AM. Pre-register here to guarantee a t-shirt and goodie bag. This run/walk will benefit Skye’s Spirit Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

To order tickets for the Day Fieldtrips, Scott Shalaway Lecture, or Owl prowl taking place during the Foxburg Nature Festival on Saturday, May 10th, 2014 please call 724-659-3116.


2014 Nature Festival Vendors and Exhibitors

Come down to Foxburg on May 10th, 2014 to enjoy some Vendors and Exhibitors. We have lots of stuff for everyone in the family!

Author David Melesky will be here with his books. To check out his website, click here. In addition to David, we will be having Anne Slania, author of the Annie Mouse books. Author LK Hunsaker will grace us her with her presence as well.
Sam Beneviat will be here with his Rare & Exotic Gemstone Jewlery, Windchimes, Handmade Wreathes and Flyfishing Flies.

Kathy Swatzler, Dancing Fox Studio, will be here with her handcrafted jewelry. Marlene Woods, selling handcrafted copper jewlery, Seth & Michelle King, items made of silverware (ex. jewelry, windchimes, shelves, crickets, bookmarks, hooks & much more)

Suzie Q’s Ice Cream will be here during the day to satisfy your cooling needs.

There will be 2 Chainsaw Carvers behind the post office that day as well, Damian Skal and Brenda Lehman.

In addition to everything above, we have a various number of exhibitors set to be here that day, including Quiet Creek Herb Farm, Lander’s General Store, Mill Creek Coalition, Trout Unlimited, PA Game Commission, PA Fish and Boat Commission, Old State Farms, and Seneca Rocks Audubon Society.

Vendors and Exhibitors will be here from 8:00am Saturday morning until Saturday evening. Please stop by and check them out!



Have You Voted?

birdhouse 1  birdhouse 2

Have you voted for your favorite birdhouse painted by Allegheny – Clarion Valley  students? Voting is easy! To vote for which one you’d like to win, go to Foxburg Inn’s Facebook Page. To vote , either “like” or “share” your favorite! There are two categories to vote on, Elementary & High School. The deadline to vote will be NOON ON MAY 11th. The two winners will receive a free Pizza from the Foxburg Pizza.


Photography Exhibition for Foxburg’s Nature Festival


Foxburg Nature Festival Photography Exhibition

May 10, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Do you have some nature photos that you would like to share? Please consider bringing your photos to Foxburg for the Nature Festival Photography Exhibition.

Please deliver your photos to The Foxburg Inn Hotel between Monday, May 5th and Thursday, May 8th between the hours of 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM.


* There will be NO cost to enter and No judging – this is strictly an exhibition for you to display some of your favorite nature shots

* Photos submitted should portray a “nature” or “landscape” theme from anywhere in the world.

* Any size photo will be accepted.

* Any photographer may enter from beginner to professional.

*Any and all ages are acceptable and younger photographers are greatly encouraged.


* Photo should be printed on photo paper and mounted on foam board although it won’t be turned away if it isn’t.

*Photographer may exhibit as many photos as they like. The Nature Festival Committee will choose which photos to display depending on total number of photos submitted and space available.

* All photos must be picked up at The Foxburg Inn Hotel by 4:00 PM on Sunday, May 11th.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Michael Leahy at 814-229-1648 or e-mail at mrl706@gmail.com


Shalaway’s Backyard Bird Feeder Tips

One of the topics Dr. Scott Shalaway will be discussing is “How to Make your Backyard and Land a Better Place For Wildlife”. If you enjoy feeding your backyard birds or watching the different birds outside your window, you may enjoy Dr. Shalaway’s article “Backyard Bird Feeder Tips to Digest”. It gives several tips on Humming Bird feeders, nesting boxes, different types of bird feeders, and type of bird seed to use. It also provides information to contact Dr. Scott Shalaway for a detailed list of food backyard birds prefer and instructions for building the ultimate feeding station. Click http://old.post-gazette.com/sports/outdoors/20030921shalaway5.asp  to read the full article.

Be sure to check back frequently for more information and details on events.

To order tickets for Scott Shalaway’s Lecture, Day Fieldtrips, or the Owl Prowl please call The Foxburg Inn Hotel at 724-659-3116.

Click here to register for the 2nd Annual Foxburg “Take Flight” 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM.


ARCA Welcomes Pianist, Alvin Zhu and Painter, Fritz Keck

As spring is wondering if it’s really here or on hold, it’s a wonderful moment to travel up river to Foxburg this Sunday, April 27, for a wonderful afternoon of music and art featuring two Pittsburgh based artists – Pianist, Alvin Zhu and painter, Fritz Keck.   As ‘Yinzers’ from Pittsburg

h might say – it will an uplifting experience of ‘Music, Art n-at’.  

ARCA’s spring season will be in full bloom with both the concert of the talented young Steinway artist, Alvin Zhu, at 2:00 PM in Lincoln Hall and a post concert ‘Opening’ of the exhibit of ‘Oil Portraits of Historic Pittsburgh’ by Fritz Keck at the Red Brick Gallery on Main Street in Foxburg.  We hope you can join us for both and have a joyous afternoon with us in Foxburg.

 Concert tickets are Adults $25, Members $20 and Students $10.  There is no admission to the gallery opening.

To reserve tickets, please call:  724 659-3153 or email:  info@alleghenyriverstone.org   Visit us at http://www.alleghenyriverstone.org  

Having just performed a recital at New York’s Lincoln Center, this 22 year old award winning and world traveled multi-talented pianist and composer, Alvin Zhu, will showcase his big Romantic style in Foxburg’s Lincoln Hall in works by Chopin, Grieg, Beethoven, and Schumann.  http://www.alvinzhu.com

Fritz Keck is a Pittsburgh painter who has gained recognition by creating original oil paintings of old historic Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania.   Using old photos as reference, Fritz brings these images to life in his paintings, allowing his palate to reflect the diversity and uniqueness of the Pittsburgh Region.”  http://www.fritzkeck.com   

Before or after the concert stop by and visit the Red Brick and browse the two floors of artistic creations.  Much of the artists work is available for sale and could make unique gifts or can tastefully enhance the home. 

Hold the Date:   Plan a romantic night out in Foxburg on Saturday, May 17 for the cabaret appearance of nationally acclaimed vocalist and recording artist, Dane Vannater, with a Jazz trio, sharing his soulful singing from the heart. Last year his music was so engaging the audience got up from their tables to dance at the back of the hall.  Back by popular demand, this event will sell out, so be sure to call for reservations.  It will be an evening to remember!


Join Us For a 5K Race Run/Walk!


Come join us in the 2nd Annual “Take Flight” 5K Race Run/Walk on Sunday, May 11th, 2014 at the historic, beautiful RiverStone Farm in Foxburg, PA. Registration begins at 9:00AM. Pre-register here to guarantee a t-shirt and goodie bag. PRE-REGISTRATION ENDS ON MAY 4th. MAKE SURE YOU REGISTER BY THIS DATE TO GUARANTEE A T-SHIRT AND REGISTER FOR $20.00.  This run/walk benefits Skye’s Spirit Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Harrisville, PA. They are a non-profit organization dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and release of injured and displaced wildlife.  Skye’s Spirit also offers educational programs and displays tailored to fit the needs of your group or community event. Visit their exhibit booth on Saturday, May 10th in downtown Foxburg.

To order tickets for the Day Fieldtrips, Scott Shalaway Lecture, or Owl prowl taking place during the Foxburg Nature Festival on Saturday, May 10th, 2014 please call 724-659-3116.


ARCA Presents! Piano Extravaganza: Alvin Zhu


Alvin Zhu, the first American to be inducted to the Steinway Young Artists Roster, brings his award-winning expressive talents to Foxburg’s Lincoln Hall on Sunday, April 27 at 2:00 PM. He is certainly a performer whose career will be worth following. This multi-talented musician hails from a lineage that includes a grandfather who served as a judge for the Van Cliburn, Queen Elizabeth and Chopin International Piano Competitions.  His list of mentors is truly a Who’s Who of the piano world: Lang Lang, Emmanuel Ax, Leon Fleisher and other luminaries. As if performing were not enough, Alvin is equally comfortable as a crossover artist, receiving Honorable Mention in the 16th Billboard World Song Contest, being named Runner-up at the 2008 Song of the Year Competition and has won First Place in the Solo Competition at the Intersection between Jazz and Classical Music Festival.

Click here to visit Alvin’s youtube page.

Tickets: Adults $25, ARCA Members $20, Students $10
To reserve tickets, please call: 724-659-3153 or email:info@alleghenyriverstone.org
Visit ARCA at: www.alleghenyriverstone.org


Nature Tours – Saturday May 10th During Nature Festival!

In junction with the Morning Bird Walk on Saturday, May 10th, there will be some afternoon Nature Tours as well. Starting at 11a.m., there will be a Nature Program for Kids. This event is open to the entire family. Participants will be studying Dogwood Trees and engaging in “Citizen Science.” They will be reporting their findings to Budburst.

At 1:00pm there will be a Family Oriented Nature Hike – for the whole family. It will be a casual hike around Riverstone Farms, and you will be identifying everything. Audubon guides will be leading and the hike will be followed by a Butterfly Release at Riverstone Barns.

At 2:30 pm, the Tree, Wildflower and Mushroom Field trip will commence. This will be similar to the 8:00am Bird Walk, but have much more emphasis on Trees, Wildflowers and Mushrooms. This field trip will be on Haywagons so seating is limited.

To attend all of these, the 8am Bird Walk, Evening Lecture by renowned Nature Writer Scott Shalaway, and the nighttime Owl Prowl, please call The Foxburg Inn Hotel at (724)659-3116. All Day Passes are $25.00 for adults, and $15.o0 for school aged kids. Tickets are limited, so do not wait to purchase yours! Get on the phone with us now!