Here’s what’s happening in Armstrong County from January 23-29, 2023!

Monday, January 23 

8:30 AM: “Step” Walking Challenge, Leechburg Public Library

Meet in front of the Leechburg Public Library on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:30 AM for a walk around the neighborhood. We’ll start and end at the library. Give the library a call at 724-236-0080 for more information.

1 PM: Mindful Libratory Mondays, Kittanning Public Library

Each Monday, Kittanning Public Library hosts Mindful Libratory Mondays geared toward homeschoolers ages 6-13. Lessons may include literature-based STEAM lessons, library scavenger hunts, reading lists, art shows, and more.

6 PM: Book Club, Kittanning Public Library

The Kittanning Public Library Book Club meets on the fourth Monday of each month. Each month the club, led by Sandy Bradigan, discusses and analyzes the book, from contemporary, modern, and classic. All are welcome to attend. To join, email or stop by the library to receive your copy of the book.

Tuesday, January 24

10:30 AM: Golden Age Social Club, Ford City Public Library

Meet up with friends for games, reading, conversation, and more! Adults aged 60 and up are welcome to join the social club every Tuesday at 10:30 AM in the library’s reading room.

12 PM: Music Time, Kittanning Public Library

Join Kittanning Public Library for songs and stories at the weekly Music Time program from 12-1 PM.

2 PM: Homeschool Hangout, Ford City Public Library

Held every Tuesday at 2 PM during the school year, the makerspace and programming area will be available for homeschool groups to use the space, books, and resources of the library, and computers. Studying a specific topic or under a certain theme? Requests for books and materials can be made ahead of time by calling or emailing the library! Open to all ages, free, no membership required.

4 PM: Teen Crochet Club, Ford City Public Library

Learn how to crochet with FCPL’s teen volunteers on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month! Held in the Makerspace area and open to ages 12+.

5:30 PM: Pins and Needles Group, Leechburg Public Library

Join Leechburg Public Library’s Pins and Needles Group! Needlepoint, crochet, knitting, and other yard/thread projects are welcome — bring your own materials.

6 PM: “Dirty” Book Club, Ford City Public Library

Romance lovers — this book club is for you! The Ford City Public Library will be discussing picks from today’s bestselling romance novels and personal favorites. Registration and a library membership are required to borrow a copy of the book.

7:30 PM: DJ Trivia, The Craft House & Gastropub

DJ Trivia will be held at The Craft House & Gastropub in Kittanning every Tuesday at 7:30 PM! It’s free to participate.

Wednesday, January 25

8:30 AM: “Step” Walking Challenge, Leechburg Public Library

Meet in front of the Leechburg Public Library on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:30 AM for a walk around the neighborhood. We’ll start and end at the library. Give the library a call at 724-236-0080 for more information.

10 AM: Music, Movement, and Stories, Leechburg Public Library

Music, Movement, and Stories is a weekly program at the Leechburg Public Library based on nursery rhymes and songs.

11:30 AM: Storytime, Ford City Public Library

Storytime is a half-hour storytime for children ages 3-5 with adult supervision required. Miss Katie will lead the Storytime with songs, puppets, a story, and a simple craft. Storytime is typically held in the library’s children’s area but may be held in Ford City Park or at the Clock Tower in the summer or for special occasions — check out the library event calendar for location changes! During the summer, Summer Storytime is open to children of all ages. Registration is not required but is appreciated for planning purposes; walk-ins are always welcome!

5:30 PM: Knotty Knitters and Crocheters, Kittanning Public Library

Join the Knotty Knitters and Crocheters for some crochet and knitting fun! They will meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. All skill levels are welcome!

6 PM: Weigh-to-Go Wednesday, Ford City Public Library

Meet up with others on their weight loss and healthy living journeys each week for talks, tips, and much-needed support. Individuals aged 18 and over are welcome to join Weigh to Go Wednesday each week at 7 PM in Ford City Public Library’s reading room.

7 PM: Twissted Trivia, Edgewood Winery & Event Center

Join Edgewood Winery for Twissted Trivia! Trivia starts at 7 PM, and it’s free to participate.

Thursday, January 26

10:30 AM: Pre-K Story Hour, Leechburg Public Library

Join Leechburg Public Library for its weekly AM pre-K story hour from 10:30-11:30 AM.

1 PM: Library Playgroup, Ford City Public Library

Feel like you’re stuck at home with the kids? Every Thursday at 1 PM, parents and caregivers are welcome to sit together and chat (with other adults!) while their children play, learn and socialize in the Ford City Public Library’s children’s area. Ages 0+. Free, no membership or registration required.

1 PM: Pre-K Story Hour, Ford City Public Library

Join Leechburg Public Library for its weekly pre-K story hour from 1-2 PM.

3 PM: Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, Worthington-West Franklin Community Library

On Thursday, January 26, Stefanie Dietrich, Lutheran Ministries Director of Adult Day Services, will give a presentation on different types of dementia as well as their symptoms and stages at the Worthington West Franklin Community Library. For more information, please call 724-352-1571, ext. 8271.

6 PM: DJ Trivia, Portage Inn

Portage Inn is hosting DJ Trivia weekly on Thursdays at 6 PM! It’s free to play, and you can win prizes.

6 PM: Hidden History, Ford City Public Library

Patrons ages 6 and up can come to the Ford City Public Library for this evening program to learn hidden secrets from history and legends that you don’t hear about in school!

6:30 PM: Movie Night, Leechburg Public Library

Leechburg Public Library is hosting a movie night for children in preschool through third grade! Lady and the Tramp will be shown from 6:30-8:30 PM.

7 PM: Women’s Empowerment Circle, Mystic Beauty Spiritual Wellness Studio

Join Mystic Beauty Spiritual Wellness Studio every other Thursday night for the Women’s Empowerment Circle. This gathering is for women who are looking for a group of supportive people to help keep them accountable and inspired.

Friday, January 27

8:30 AM: “Step” Walking Challenge, Leechburg Public Library

Meet in front of the Leechburg Public Library on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:30 AM for a walk around the neighborhood. We’ll start and end at the library. Give the library a call at 724-236-0080 for more information.

10:30 AM: Story Time, Kittanning Public Library

Story Time is held weekly at Kittanning Public Library on Fridays at 10:30 AM!

11:30 AM: Littles Lapsit, Ford City Public Library

Join Miss Katie on Fridays at 11:30 AM for a special lapsit storytime with our littlest library friends. A short story will be read by Miss Katie as parents/caregivers hold their little ones on their laps and follow along with their own copies of the book. Exposure to book handling, following along with words, and reading aloud helps garner early literacy skills and promote building a strong vocabulary from birth. Open to children ages 0 to 2 and their caregivers. Registration is not required but is appreciated for planning purposes.

2 PM: Crafternoon, Ford City Public Library

Working on a cool project? Looking for a new hobby to pick up? Stop by the FCPL weekly Crafternoon session, where the Makerspace area will be reserved for crafters to bring in projects, check out some maker kits, and make use of their supplies and resources. For ages 18+, but open to all ages with adult supervision.

3 PM: Friday Night Game Time, Ford City Public Library

Hang out with the FCPL in the Makerspace area on Friday nights! Play video games, board games, do crafts, or anything you want. Free and open to all ages (especially teens!).

7 PM: GumBand, Edgewood Winery & Event Center

GumBand will be playing at Edgewood Winery and Event Center in Spring Church! No cover charge.

Saturday, January 28 

9 AM: Scuba Equipment Specialist Class, Scott’s Scuba Service

Diving is all about the equipment. Without gear, we wouldn’t be able to survive underwater. Doesn’t it make sense that you should know as much as possible about it? With Scott’s Scuba Service’s equipment specialist class, you will get hands-on and in-depth about all types of gear. Learn basic maintenance and repairs, how your gear works, different styles and models, how to read cylinder markings (and what the inside of a tank looks like), neoprene sewing, and so much more. This is a 3-session course — you must be able to attend all three sessions. The course will be held on January 14, 21, and 28 starting at 9 AM. The cost is $345. Anyone open water certified and above (ages 10+) can take this course. It is highly recommend for all divers of any experience level, even if you are not “equipment savvy.” Call 724-295-3500, email [email protected], or stop in the shop at 509 High Street, Freeport to sign up.

11 AM: Free Tutoring, Kittanning Public Library

Tutoring will be on Saturdays from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm for grades K-12. Science, reading, social studies, English, and elementary mathematics. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Call the library at 724-543-1383 to schedule an appointment. We hope to see you there!

12:30 PM: Free Tutoring, Ford City Public Library

Funded through the United Way Impact Grant for the 2022-2023 academic year, FCPL is offering free tutoring services weekly for students in K-12. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are also welcome. In the event of a cancellation by our tutor, appointments can be made during the following week – contact us for more information!

5 PM: Mystic Beauty Kids Day, Mystic Beauty Spiritual Wellness Studio

Make a crystal necklace, paint a stone, break a geode, get your face painted, and enjoy pizza and drinks at Kids Day for only $15! Register online.

7 PM: Rob & Scott from The Clarks, Edgewood Winery & Event Center

Rob & Scott from The Clarks will be playing at Edgewood Winery and Event Center in Spring Church! Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance, call 724-478-4373 to purchase.

Sunday, January 29

1-4 PM: Wooden Snowman Class, Edgewood Winery & Event Center

Edgewood Winery and Event Center is hosting a wooden snowman craft class! The event is $50, call 724-478-4373 to reserve and pay for a spot.

2 PM: DJ Bingo, Edgewood Winery & Event Center

Play DJ Bingo at Edgewood Winery & Event Center on Sundays from 2-4 PM.