for flea market
WELLSBURG - Officials with Brooke Hills Park are looking for vendors to participate in its Midnight Madness Flea Market, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 17.
Janice McFadden, the park's director, said she hopes to have a variety of household items for sale during the event, and the park also will be selling food.
The cost for a table is $5. For information, call (304) 737-1236.
Upcoming events at Brooke Hills
WELLSBURG - Upcoming events at Brooke Hills Park include:
July 17 - The Midnight Madness Flea Market on the fairgrounds will be from 10 p.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors are welcome at $5 per for table, and concessions are available.
July 11, Aug. 22, Sept. 11-18 - Mud bogs at the Brooke County Fair will include registration from 10 a.m. to noon with bogs beginning at 1 p.m. General admission is $5. For information, call (304) 737-1236.
Celebrate the Fourth at Carnegie
PITTSBURGH - Carnegie Science Center is inviting everyone to put on their best red, white and blue attire and add a special spark to the July 4 holiday with the science center's fireworks blow-out.
Beginning at 6 p.m. visitors will be able to enjoy hundreds of hands-on exhibits, including Highmark SportsWorks, learn about the science of fireworks with live demonstrations, see an Omnimax movie and patriotic laser show and watch the Pittsburgh fireworks show from one of the best locations in the city.
All four floors of hands-on exhibits will be open to visitors until the fireworks. Also featured on the floor will be a make-and-take activity and glow sticks. At 7 p.m. and 8 p .m. crowds will be able to see an Omnimax movie or discover what actually happens when fireworks ignite with live demonstrations in the science stage on the first floor.
All exhibits, Omnimax movies, laser shows and demonstrations will shut down for the fireworks show, set to begin around 9:30 p.m. Exhibit areas will remain closed for the rest of the evening, including Highmark SportsWorks. One final fireworks demonstration, laser show and Omnimax movie will run at 10:30 p.m. following the fireworks show. Those wishing to stake out their spot early on the USS Requin submarine or on the rooftop can do so beginning at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively. Both locations prohibit chairs and blankets due to limited capacity.
Showing at 6:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. will be the Spirit of America laser show. This Independence Day favorite features laser graphics choreographed with hit favorites such as "God Bless the U.S.A." by Lee Greenwood, "Living in the U.S.A." by James Brown and a celebration medley.
Another festive science center addition will be E-Motion's colors. The iconic cone located on the top of the science center building normally reflects the weather. However, on July 4, it will shine red, white and blue, enhancing the patriotic ambiance for Fireworks Blowout attendees and other Pittsburghers enjoying the fireworks from Mount Washington and the West End Overlook.
The cost is $35 per person, and spots are still available for viewing on the lawn. Premium viewing spots are sold out.
Tickets can be purchased by calling (412) 237-3400 and then pressing 7.
Carnegie Science Center is at 1 Allegheny Ave. on Pittsburgh's North Shore next to Heinz Field. For information, visit www.CarnegieScienceCenter.org or call (412) 237-3400.
Seven Springs to feature festival
SEVEN SPRINGS, Pa. - Seven Springs Mountain Resort will host its inaugural Rib and Wing Festival July 30 to Aug. 1.
The festival will feature ribs and wings of all sizes and tastes from Pigfoot BBQ, Smokin' Joe's Hog Wild Barbecue, Mojo's Ribshack, Armadillo's BBQ and Rib Company. Visitors can enjoy ribs and wings, musical entertainment, games, crafters, a beer garden, fireworks Friday night and a kids' zone with arts, crafts and games for the youngsters.
Some of the performers will include Scott Blasey of the Clarks, the Bill Deasy Band and Chris Higbee, formerly of the Povertyneck Hillbillies. Thirteen bands will serve up nearly 20 hours of music varying from classic rock to blues and Motown. Scheduled performers include Good Brother Earl, Jill West and the Blues Attack, Tres Lads, Gil Snyder, the Elliots, House of Soul and Dancing Queen. For information and tickets go to www.7springs.com or call (866) 703-7625.
Admission to the festival is $7 per person, and children ages 12 and younger are admitted free. Admission does not include food. Parking is free, and the lots will be serviced by resort shuttles. Festival hours are 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 30; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 31; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 1.