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Featured Monarch Milkweed Program and More


A monarch butterfly sits on top of flowering swamp milkweed in a Michigan garden.

Monarch Milkweeds and more

Monarchs Milkweed and More event organized by the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art-Ligonier, in collaboration with Penguin Court and Brandywine Conservancy, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on August 29. This family-friendly event is designed to enrich and educate children and adults about various pollinators and native flora. One donation per family to help support the gardens is encouraged. Registration is encouraged, but not required on the site https://www.sama-art.org, or by calling 724-238-6015 or sending an email to ligonier@sama-art.org,

Penn State Master Gardener Patti Schildkamp will present on monarch butterflies, nectar plants and more. Environmentalist Timothy Savisky will talk about the insects that use milkweed on a tour with SAMA Ligonier planter Anne Clark. Melissa Reckner from Penguin Court will be highlighting the life cycle of monarch butterflies and tagging some of them, so we can monitor their journey. Outdoor artists from Plein Air Painters of the Laurel Highlands, including Doreen Currie, Pat Dickun, Becky Mormak, Betty Trout, Mike Keim, Ann Cehula and others, will create works of garden art that will be available at procurement.

VOMA Blues Gathering West Side Blues Band

Place of Fusion of the Arts (VOMA), 305 Chestnut St., in the Cultural District of Cambria City, 814-410-2245, thevomaspace@gmail.com, monthly celebration of blues music on August 28. With Brian, Jake and Tucker Moore with Mike Borstner. Doors at 7 p.m. Music at 7:30 p.m.