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Miller Minutes

Miller Minutes with Butler Eagle reporter, Molly Miller

Little known fact about me: I’m an assistant wedding DJ.

Another little known fact about me is that I can recite the entire preamble of the Constitution. These are unrelated.

Anyway, ’tis the season of weddings. I will be attending 10 of them, and you best believe I’ll probably be in the same dress for all of them.

Creating a successful wedding is similar to creating a successful event. As long as there’s good food and music and the right people show up, you’re pretty much set.

Going to a Butler County wedding, there are usually a few things you’re likely to spot that are similar to our other events. You may see a man in a cowboy hat. You may see people milling about, singing along to the music.

It’s also likely you’ll see someone’s grandma boogieing to the music, because here in Butler, we have a good time all the time.

Whether you have a wedding on your schedule or not, I hope you take some time to attend some events in Butler County. Here’s what’s happening:

Learn from local historian Bill May at his talk “The History of Alameda Park — Butler’s Disneyland at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, in the parks First Responders Shelter. Admission is free. The talk will feature video clips, photographs, stories and a virtual ride on the former figure eight roller coaster.

See Butler Little Theatre’s production, “Ripcord,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at 1 Howard St. This show is if “The Golden Girls” met “The Odd Couple.” Shows continue through Saturday. For dates, times and tickets, visit

A Tacos and Trivia night fundraiser starts at 6 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Saxonburg Fireman's Club, 190 Pittsburgh St. Tickets are $25 and include the trivia, taco bar and desserts. Proceeds benefit J and J Farms Animal Sanctuary. To purchase tickets, visit the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau website and click on the “Tacos And Trivia Night Fundraiser” event page.

Head out to the Harmony Fiber Festival at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Weaver’s Cabin on Mercer Street. There will be animals, demonstrations and sales of equipment and fleece.

Tour historic Harmony homes and gardens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Admission is $22, and bagged lunch is available for an additional $8. Reserve your spot in person at the Harmony Museum shop on Mercer Street or by calling 724-452-7341.

A Taste of the Symphony, a summer music series by the Butler County Symphony Orchestra, kicks off at noon Saturday, June 15, in Diamond Park. The cast of Musical Theatre Guild’s “Working” will be performing. There will also be vendors set up at the park.

Mars Brew Fest is back at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 15, on Grand Avenue in the borough. The event is 21 and older and costs $30 in advance or $35 at the door.

St. John’s Church in Harmony is having its annual strawberry festival from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Purchase goodies at one of the county’s oldest churches, 235 Stone Church Road.

Follow the story of “Squirmin Worman’s Amazing Adventure” on the Blazing Star Trail at Jennings Environmental Education Center, 2951 Prospect Road, Brady Township, from Saturday through June 30. The self-guided story book is a fun way to get outside and interact with nature. The event is free.

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