March 2018

Karma Concert Series

Thursdays, 7-9 pm at Karma Coffee, 237 Seneca Street.   Mar. 1: Carey On; Mar. 8:  Special Guests – Long Tall Deb & Colin John; Mar. 15: Tammi Dahl & Mark Dewalt; Mar. 22: Nine In Dog Years; Mar. 29: Hanna, Williamson & Shick. $5 cover, proceeds benefit the Lyric Theater restoration project.  BYOB, limited menu available.  Kick off your weekend a little early & come enjoy live music in good company!

Spring Show: "Art of Community"

Opening Reception Friday, March 9, 5-7 pm at Graffiti Gallery, 206 Seneca Street.  This exhibit features guest artist John Carbone, recipient of the Oil Heritage Art Show’s Photography exhibit Best of Show in all Categories and Divisions.  Regular exhibit hours are Fridays & Saturdays, noon – 6 pm March 10 – April 7.

FLEX Breakfast & Coffee Chat

Friday, Mar. 23, 7:30 – 9am at Famoore’s Family Restaurant, 18 E. 1st St, Oil City. Join FLEX for a morning of networking and breakfast! Learn more about the group, meet other young professionals, and enjoy some coffee and/or food (dutch treat).  Come whenever you can between 7:30 and 9 a.m. Learn more about FLEX at

Teen Poetry Workshop

Tuesday, March 27, 6 pm – 7 pm at the Oil City Library, 2 Central Avenue.  For ages 13-19: come further yourself as a writer, share your creative gifts, and listen to others.  We will explore the true ART of language, have discussions about various poems/poets, and even create some of our own poetry to display in the library!  During this 4 month session (last Tuesday of the month), perfect attendance is NOT required. Feel free to drop in and leave as you please.  Learn more here or call 678-3075 for more info.

Balancing Then and Now: Color Painting for Historic Buildings and Homes

Tuesday, March 27, 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Oil City Library, 2 Central Avenue.  Presented by Barbara Pierce of CJ Hurley Century Arts.  This well-illustrated presentation about exterior painting of older homes and commercial buildings will provide practical tips on selecting colors and achieving desired results; how to honor the history of a building while respecting the wishes of the modern-day owners; understanding architecture and proper placement of color;  and what you need to know when interviewing painters and reviewing bids.  Free, open to all interested homeowners, business owners, commercial property owners and design/historic architecture enthusiasts.  Learn more here.  Advance registration by March 23 is appreciated:  RSVP to or call (814) 677-3152 x 101.

Women's Monthly Workshop

Wednesday, Mar. 28, 6:00 – 7:30pm at Tipsy Chef, 45 Seneca Street.  A structured but open forum for women to come together and show each other what it’s like to support, encourage, grow, learn, network, and more with one another.  Learn more here.

April 2018

Antique Appraisal Luncheon

Saturday April 7, 12:00 pm at Venango Museum of Art, Science & Industry, 270 Seneca Street.  Cost is $25.00 per person:  enjoy lunch and bring one antique item to be appraised in a classroom setting.  Appraisers are Mark Elliston, Neil and Lois McElwee, and Loretta Strawbridge.  Advance reservations required and can be made by calling the museum at (814) 676-2007. 

Arts in the Transit Concert Series: The Bees Trees

Friday, April 13, 7:30 pm in the Great Room of the National Transit Building, 206 Seneca Street.  The Bees deliver a dynamic fusion of melodies that highlight of musical influences including funk, roots rock, reggae, jazz and blues!  The Arts in the Transit Concert Series is held on the second Friday of the month, September-May and sponsored by the Oil City Arts & Cultural Commission.  Admission: OCACC Members: $8.00; non-members $10.00 at the door.  Season tickets are available:  9 concerts $65 for members, $72 for non-members or 4 concerts $30 for members, $36 for non-members.  Membership is $10.  See the full schedule here.

Oil City Main Street Annual Meeting & Reception

Tuesday April 17, 5 – 7 pm in the Great Room of the National Transit Building, 206 Seneca Street.  Enjoy light refreshments, mingle with Main Street volunteers and downtown businesses, and see what the Oil City Main Street Program has been up recently!  This annual event is casual & informal – come as you are!  RSVP to the Main Street Office via email to, or call (814) 677-3152.   

Oil City Community Clean-Up Day and Adopt-A-Block

Wednesday, April 18th.  Local businesses, organizations, schools and other groups are invited to select an area of town to spruce up:  tasks include sweeping sidewalks, washing windows, hand pick-up of litter, and raking leaves/debris from landscaped areas on downtown streets, public parking lots, parks and other areas.  Morning, afternoon, and evening shifts will be available, and a limited number of supplies and refreshments will be provided.  Groups are also encouraged to register for Adopt-A-Block, and agree to monitor and clean their designated area several times from spring through fall.  Click here for the Clean-Up Day sign-up form, or contact the Oil City Main Street Office at (814) 677-3152 or via email at

"Oil City Uncorked" Spring Wine Walk

Friday, April 27, 4:30 – 8:30 pm in downtown Oil City (south side business district).  Stroll around town, sample from various regional wineries and discover the great things downtown Oil City has to offer!    Tickets are $20 advance, $25 day of walk while supplies last and will be on sale in mid-March.  Proceeds benefit the downtown revitalization efforts of the Oil City Main Street Program.  Check back here for event updates or visit us on Facebook @oilcitymainstreetprogram!


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