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2015 Nature Fest – Galapagos Island Lecture/Dinner

Blue-footed, Red-billed, and Magnificent: a Galapagos Adventure

Known also as the “Enchanted Islands” at the time of Darwin’s visit in 1835, the Galapagos Islands are still a place of enchantment for the naturalist today. The volcanic archipelago on the equator was settled by a few species of plants and animals. Over the millennia, these took advantage of the many available ecological niches to evolve into the Galapagos inhabitants that can be seen going about their lives, unafraid of humans, each adapted to its unique setting. This presentation will highlight many Galapagos denizens, from blue-footed boobies and Darwin’s finches to Sally Lightfoot crabs and marine iguanas. blue-footed-booby-galapagos-islands-ecuador-etravelblog-comGalapagos-Islands1

Jeffrey Hall is president of Bartramian Audubon Society and is also active in Seneca Rocks Audubon Society. His articles and photographs have appeared in many publications, including Living Bird, NJ Audubon, Underwater Naturalist, and Cassinia, as well as Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology’s Birds of Pennsylvania website. He has given over 100 programs for birding, nature, and photography groups, and is an instructor at the Institute for Learning in Retirement at Slippery Rock University. A retired biology teacher, he lives in Franklin, PA.

Join us Saturday May 16th from 7 – 8:30pm at the Lincoln Hall to enjoy a presentation featuring Jeffrey Hall and enjoy a catered dinner.

To purchase tickets CLICK HERE

Or visit/call the Foxburg Inn at 724-659-3116



Chinese Auction with Bird Houses!

The A-C Valley students painted bird houses for The Foxburg Nature Festival. They are on display at the Foxburg Pizza Shop. A Chinese auction will be held for all twenty four of them.Tickets are available at The Foxburg Pizza shop. A popularity contest will be held on Foxburg Inn’s Facebook page. There are two groups, one for elementary students and one for secondary students. You can vote online  at The Foxburg Inn’s Facebook page. The winners of the Chinese auction and popularity contests will be announced Sunday, May 17th,  afternoon, in the Foxburg Pizza Shop after the 5K Run/Walk.  When you come to Foxburg, please be sure to see the wonderful artwork done by the students of AC Valley School District on these birdhouses. So be sure to vote for your favorite online or in the shop! Tickets will be sold at The Foxburg Pizza Shop.
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2015 Nature Fest Birds & Brew

Great Blue Heron

Come join us for Naturefest with a guided 2.5 mile hike from RiverStone Farm to the Clarion & Allegheny River Valleys. Audubon guides will be leading you through, listening for birds, watching birds and encompassing a wide variety of flora and fauna. If you have binoculars and a camera, we highly recommend that you bring them with you. There will be coffee and hot chocolate at RiverStone Farm. To see a schedule of events or to purchase tickets click here call The Foxburg Inn at 724-659-3116 or stop in.


Foxburg Nature Festival – The Owl Prowl

Come join in on the fun of The Nature Festival’s Owl Prowl and Hay Ride. The ride begins on the property of the RiverStone’s Farm and travels throughout the RiverStone’s woodlands. Sit back, observe, and listen to the owls so you can witness them along the journey through the woods. How many owls do you think you can spot?



Saturday, May 16th from 9-11 PM

To register for tickets, Click here

Or visit/call the Foxburg Inn Hotel at 724-659-3116

Sponsored by: H.B. Beels & Son, Inc.


2015 Nature Festival Activities to Benefit local organizations

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Skye’s Spirit Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is located on 15 acres in Venango County.  Since opening in 1998, SSWRC has cared for and released hundreds of injured, sick and orphaned wild animals and birds.  They accept Birds of Prey, Small Mammals, White Tail Deer Fawns, Waterfowl, Songbirds, Bats and Native Reptiles.  Open 7 days a week to intake wildlife for care, Please call to schedule a time to visit at 814-786-9677.  You can also visit their website by clicking here   or visit their Facebook page by clicking here. Come out and join for 2015 Nature Festival May 16 & 17, schedule of events and registration


We Support Gala of Gifts

Friday April 17, 2015 the New Castle Christian Academy will be hosting their Gala of Gifts event. There will be a chinese, silent, and live auction.  Proceeds from this event  help fund a new computer lab at the academy.  For more information you can contact Rochelle Widdofield at 724-658-5858 or by email nccawiddowfield@gmail.com


Come run with us! Nature Festival 2015 5K!

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Sunday, May 17th is the annual Nature Festival 5K. The run will be held at beautiful Riverstone Farms! Come join us for a scenic run/walk along the Allegheny River! Registration will start at 8:30am and the race will begin at 10am.

For more information or to register for the event online, please visit here.

If you’d like to fill out an application and send it to us via mail, click here to download > 2015 Nature Festival 5K Run

We look forward to seeing you at the race!


Nature Festival 2015 5K Run/Walk

001 (2)It’s that time of year again! We will be holding our annual Nature Festival the weekend of May 16th and 17th, 2015.

The 5K will be held at Riverstone Estate on May 17th. Registration will begin at 8:30a.m. and the race will start at 10:00a.m.

You can print out an application by going to to the website here.

Or you can register online by going here.

You may also stop in by The Foxburg Inn Hotel to get an application form.

We can’t wait to see you!



We Support: Twilight Magic “Twilight in the Emerald Isle”


The General Federation of Women’s Clubs Junior Women’s Club of Butler will be holding their 14th annual benefit, TWILIGHT MAGIC “Twilight in the Emerald Isle”. This event will take place Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Days In Butler Conference Center in Butler. The evening’s activities include silent auctions, basket raffle, appetizers, dinner, dancing and networking with friends of the community. Proceeds generated from this event will be gifted to the Butler County Alliance for Children, the Visiting Nurses Association-Western PA, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County, Butler County Federated Library System and the Butler County Humane Society.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting their website at butlerjrwomens.com or by contacting Angela Corrado Hoppe at 412-295-2870.


ARCA Presents: Alexander String Quartet with Alex Chien, Piano.


Celebrated for their performances of “uncompromising power, intensity and spiritual depth”, the internationally acclaimed Alexander String Quartet will return to Lincoln Hall on Sunday, March 1 at 2:00pm with pianist, Alec Chien to open ARCA’s 2015 season. They promise to warm your hearts and lift late-winter spirits with passionate and soulful performances of master chamber works – truly world class music making right here in the Allegheny River Valley. Join us and be inspired by these consummate artists who critics have said “seemed not so much to be playing the music as breathing it.”

ARCA membership donations of $100 and above which are received before March 1 will entitle those Bronze and above members to attend a post-concert Meet the Artist reception at RiverStone Mansion with the Alexander String Quartet. You may Become a Member online entitling to you to experience this wine and cheese reception at the stately and beautiful RiverStone estate.

To reserve tickets for this event:
To Reserve call 724 659-3153; Adults $25, Members $20, Students $10.