January Butler County Events 17th -29th
Jan. 17: 5th annual Winterfest at Moraine State Park. Ice skating, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hiking, ice sculpture and dog sledding demos, crafts, chili cook-off and hot food. North Shore, Moraine State Park. 724-368-9185. www.morainepreservationfund.org.
Jan. 17: Prairie Improvement Day at Jennings. Shake off those mid-winter blues by pitching in for the 15th annual Prairie Improvement Day. The Jennings staff is looking for individuals willing to help manage the unique prairie ecosystem. Soup will be provided for lunch. Participants must be age 12 or older and dress for the weather, including gloves and warm, waterproof boots. Please register no later than January 9. 9AM-1PM. Jennings Environmental Education Ctr., 2951 Prospect Rd., Slippery Rock. 724-794-6011. www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/jennings.
Jan. 21: Eating in Harmony presented by local Buddhist Priest, Jisen Coghlin."Join us for a unique perspective into the harmonious apsects of food through the sacred practice of Oryoki." 6:30-8:00PM. $10/person. RSVP by Monday, January 19 by phone or e-mail, 724-473-0017. email@example.com. The Enchanted Olive, 120 N. Perry Hwy (Rt. 19), Harmony.
Jan. 23-25, 27-31: "Welcome to the Monkey House" by Butler Little Theatre. Vonnegut begins with a moving episode about how a young man searches for companionship and identity through participation in amateur theatricals. An edged satire of the future concludes the first act. The final scene gets to the heart of what really concerns young people as a music teacher fights to salvage a rebellious young man, explaining to him how one might bring beauty into the world. $12. Butler Little Theatre, One Howard St., Butler. 724-287-6781. www.bltgroup.org.
Jan. 24: 9th annual Butler County Wine Festival. Featuring Pennsylvania wineries, high end vendors, refreshments, basket raffle and more held in the elegant Crystal and Terrace rooms of the Butler Days Inn. $18/person presale, $22/event day. Tickets available at The Butler Media Group, 252 Pillow St., Butler or online. Must be 21 years or older to attend. Session I: 2-5 PM. Session II: 6-9 PM. 139 Pittsburgh Rd., Butler. 724-283-1500. www.InsideButlerCounty.com.
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