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Groundhog Day 2012 Schedule

January 30, 2012

Punxsy Phil and handler John Griffiths prepare to go on-camera for a segment of “Today With Kathie Lee and Hoda” Jan. 16. (Photo by Tom Chapin/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

TODAY
• 3 to 8 p.m. — The 18th Annual Groundhog Day Souvenir Sale. Pantall Hotel, 135 E. Mahoning St. Everything groundhog made by 20 local artists.

WEDNESDAY
• Ongoing events — Worldwide Adventures of Phil, Phind Phil, Cookie Decorating, Phil’s Friends in Barclay Square.

• 9 a.m. to midnight — Punxsutawney Phil’s Souvenir Shop, 102 W. Mahoning St. Everything groundhog and Punxsutawney Phil! Official souvenirs sold here.

• 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — 2012 Groundhog Day Art Show. Punxsutawney Art Association Inc., 401 W. Mahoning St.; Punxsutawney Historical Society’s Lattimer House.

• 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center, 201 N. Findley St.

• 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. — Gilson’s Stained Glass & More, 101 W. Mahoning St.

• 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. — The 18th Annual Groundhog Day Souvenir Sale.
Pantall Hotel, 135 E. Mahoning St. Everything groundhog made by 20 local artists.

• 11 a.m. — ToonBrian,caricaturist. Celebration Tent, Barclay Square.

• 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Vendors in the Park, Barclay Square.

• 11 a.m. — Chain Saw Carver, Barclay Square.

11 a.m. — Metal Arts Competition, Barclay Square.

• 11 a.m. Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. — Concession Stand, Punxsy Community Center, 220 N. Jefferson St.

Noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. — Phantastic Phils Walking Tour. Tours start at Phil’s Burrow and last about 45 minutes.

Noon — Magician Dennie Huber. Celebration Tent, Barclay Square.

• Noon to 3 p.m.— Kids’ Korner. Punxsy Community Center, 220 N. Jefferson St.

• 1 p.m. — Scavenger Hunt. Meet at the Celebration Tent, Barclay Square.

• 1 p.m. — ToonBrian, caricaturist. Celebration Tent, Barclay Square.

• 1 to 7 p.m. — Annual Craft Show. Punxsy Community Center, 220 N. Jefferson St.

• 1 to 7 p.m. — Phil’s Food Court. Punxsy Community Center, 220 N. Jefferson St., Peterson Room.

• 2 p.m. — Lowlander Highlanders. Celebration Tent, Barclay Square.

• 2 to 4 p.m. — Groundhog Bingo. Celebration Tent, Barclay Square.

• 2, 3 and 4 p.m. — Hay Ride Town Tour. Beginning at the Punxsutawney Historical & Genealogical Society, 401 W. Mahoning St.

3 to 4 p.m. — S’more Making. Celebration Tent, Barclay Square.

• 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. — Groundhog Club Members’ Reception. Punxsy Elks, 205 N. Findley St.

• 4 p.m. — Magician Dennie Huber. Celebration Tent, Barclay Square.

• 5 p.m. — Movie “Groundhog Day.” Punxsy Community Center, 220 N. Jefferson St.

• 5 p.m. — ToonBrian, caricaturist. Celebration Tent, Barclay Square.
• 6 to 9 p.m. — DJ Mad Maxx.
Celebration Tent, Barclay Square.

• 6 p.m. to midnight — First United Methodist Church, 301 W. Mahoning St. Visit “The Well” Coffee House for live contemporary Christian music.
• 6:30 p.m. — Eighth-Annual Groundhog Day Chili and Wing Cook-Off. IUP Academy of Culinary Arts, 125 S. Gilpin St. Call 814-249-1086.

• 6:30 p.m. — Annual Groundhog Banquet, sponsored by the Inner Circle of the Groundhog Club, held at the PAHS cafeteria. Admission by ticket only. Call 814-938-7700.

• 7 p.m. to noon Feb. 2 — Hot cocoa and cookies. TYMATT Shipping, Punxy Plaza.

• 7 p.m. — 14th-Annual Groundhog Eve Comedy Club Night. Elks Ballroom, 205 N. Findley St. Call 1-800-933-2346.

• 10 p.m. — Crash Pad. Punxsy Community Center, 220 N. Jefferson St., with fee. Bring a sleeping bag and a pillow.

• 11 p.m. — Movie “Groundhog Day.” Punxsy Community Center, 220 N. Jefferson St.

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