GREENSBURG â€” Warm clothes and protection against the elements are necessary for attending Groundhog Day, but with former Rusted Root drummer Jim Donovan attending this year, guests may also want to bring a drum.
â€śWeâ€™re going to have a big-good time,â€ť said Donovan, who will appear at Gobblerâ€™s Knob early Thursday morning and with his band, Sun King Warriors, from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. tonight in the Celebration Tent in Barclay Square. The bandâ€™s performance is sponsored by S&T Bank.
This yearâ€™s observation of Groundhog Day will be marked for several reasons: Gov. Tom Corbettâ€™s visit to the Weather Capital of the World; good weather, which could draw more guests today and tomorrow; and the fact that the annual celebration falls closer to the weekend.
â€˘ Ongoing events â€“ Worldwide Adventures of Phil, Phind Phil, Cookie Decorating, Philâ€™s Friends in Barclay Square.
â€˘ 9 a.m. to midnight â€“ Punxsutawney Philâ€™s Souvenir Shop, 102 W. Mahoning St. Everything groundhog and Punxsutawney Phil! Official souvenirs sold here.
â€˘ 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. â€” 2012 Groundhog Day Art Show. Punxsutawney Art Association Inc., 401 W. Mahoning St.; Punxsutawney Historical Societyâ€™s Lattimer House.
â€˘ 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. â€“ Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center, 201 N. Findley St.
â€˘ 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. â€” Gilsonâ€™s Stained Glass & More, 101 W. Mahoning St.