Somerset County Where to Go for Jan. 24
Philip Dressler Center for the Arts, 214 S. Harrison Ave. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays. 814-443-2433. www.laurelarts.org.
Jan. 24-27 KDKA Snowblast; Feb. 2 Froggy 95 Family Fun Day; Feb. 16-17 Master the Mountain — Subaru; Feb. 22 Froggy 94.9 Tubing. Feb. 23-24 Snow Angels. March 8-10 Spring Carnival. Hidden Valley Resort. 814-443-8000. www.hiddenvalleyresort.com.
Laurel Hill State Park, 1454 Laurel Hill Park Road, Somerset, 814-445-7725, consists of 4,072 acres of mountainous terrain in Somerset County. The 63-acre Laurel Hill Lake is a focal point of the park. Snowshoeing on 12 miles of hiking trails. Sledding hill is in the field loop area of the campground. Snowmobiling a 10-mile trail system connects with an more than 70-mile trail system in Forbes State Forest. Trail maps are available at the park office. Ice fishing 63-acre Laurel Hill Lake. Common species are bass, trout and perch. Ice thickness is not monitored. www.visitpaparks.com.
Death Aboard Duchess
“Death Aboard the Duchess” will be presented by the Meyersdale Medical Center Auxiliary Players at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15-16 at the Meyersdale fire hall. Call 814-444-3199 or 814-662-2587 for tickets for the buffet dinner and show. Benefits the Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center.
Hosting the 2013 Burton U.S. Open Qualifiers and the U.S. Revolution Tour, Feb. 1-7. The top five women and top 10 men in each discipline will earn a spot to move on to the semi-finals at the prestigious U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships at Vail Mountain from Feb. 25 to March 2. Burton Mountain Festival with a full day of on-snow activities, including Burton 2013 product demos, live music, sponsor giveaways and a traveling terrain park designed for the smallest snowboarders. Seven Springs Mountain Resort. 800-452-2223. www.7springs.com.
Pa. Maple Festival
The 66th annual Pennsylvania Maple Festival March 16-17 and March 20-24 in Meyersdale. March 9 and 11, fair exhibit registration. March 15 maple products registration. Lions Club pancakes and sausage dinners, Festival Park complex, car shows, car cruise, historical pageant, Maple Race 8K run/5K walk, parade. www.pamaplefestival.com.
Confluence Creative Arts Center. Register early for classes, 814-395-3575, firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Town Mouse, Country Mouse” March 24. Sleeping Beauty May 19. 814-467-9070. www.arcadiatheater.net.
Ohiopyle State Park
Ohiopyle State Park encompasses about 19,052 acres. The focal point is the more than 14 miles of the Youghiogheny River Gorge. Cross-country skiing 33.9 miles of trails. A hill in the Sugarloaf Snowmobile and Mountain Bike Area, adjacent to the parking area suitable for sledding. Snowmobiling the 15.9 miles of the Sugarloaf Trail System and Pressley Ridge Trail. Ohiopyle State Park Hiking & Biking Trails, white water rafting, kayaking, fly fishing and rock climbing.