Counting Down

We are counting down until our next show this Saturday, May 19th at 7:30 pm – “Rave On” – The Music of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, and other legends.  

Ticket prices – $17, $22, $24

Call the Box Office today!  They are open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Great seats are still available.  We currently have 41-floor seats remaining and 95 balcony seats.  The very first row of the balcony is available which affords a great view of the entire theater and stage. (These are usually the first to go!)

You won’t want to miss this show!

“That Will Be The Day”…..

Well, that day is fast approaching.  The Arcadia Theater is pleased to present “Rave On” – The Music of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, and other great legends.

Come Join us on Saturday, May 19th at 7:30 pm.

Ticket prices – $17, $22, $24

Call the Box Office today at 814-467-9070, Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.  Or, order online.  Click on the BUY TICKETS tab of this website, review the seating chart, pick your seats and then pay for them with a debit/credit card.


There is Still Time….

You still have time to get great seats for our next show on Saturday, May 19th at 7:30 pm – “Rave On”.  

Take yourself back in time to those early years of Rock n Roll.  Come and listen to the songs of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, and other greats from that musical Era!

Ticket prices – $17, $22, $24

Call the Box Office at 814-467-9070, Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm.  Or, order online from this website – Click on the BUY TICKETS tab, pick your seats, and then make payment.  ;

Check out their music videos on YouTube or on hour homepage.


What’s Up on this Day?

Receptionist Day

Date When Celebrated: Second Wednesday of May

Don’t confuse this day for Administrative Professionals Day or Secretary’s Day.  Receptionists, this is your day! Okay, maybe it’s not a day off. But, it’s a day to recognize and appreciate all the things that you do!

The purpose of Receptionists Day is two-fold. First, of all, it gives recognition to receptionists. After all, they are the first person your customers see when they walk through the door of your company. The great first impression is molded in large part thanks to your smiling, cheerful receptionist.

The second reason for Receptionist Day is to promote pride and professionalism in the position.

On this day, treat your Receptionist with flowers, candy, or a lunch!

Note: There is also a “Receptionist Week. It is celebrated the Second week of May

Origin of Receptionist Day

Our extensive research on this day came up with little substantial information about the history or origin of this day. We only discovered one site with any real content about the day. This was at the National Receptionist Association. We did find this day listed on countless Ecard websites.

We found an occasional reference to “National” Receptionist Day.  However, we could find no information or government record to suggest it was voted by the U.S. Congress as a true “National” day.

National Nurses Day

Date When Celebrated:

  • May 7-13: National Nurse’s Week
  • May 8: National Student Nurses Day
  • May 6th: National Nurses Day
  • Wednesday of Nurse’s Week: School Nurses Day
  • May 12: International Nurse’s Day
  • November 14: Operating Room Nurse Day


National Nurses Week and a number of specific Nurses Days during this week provides recognition to nurses for their contributions and commitment to quality health care. It brings awareness to the importance of nurses in the care, comfort, and well being of all of us, and especially our children and the aging, and those in poor health.

Origin of Nurses Day:

The roots of International Nurses Day goes back to 1953, when Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare sent a proposal to President Eisenhower to proclaim a “Nurse Day” in October of the following year. The proclamation was not officially made. But, this day was born and eventually gained national recognition.

International Nurse Day is celebrated on May 12, because this it’s the birthday of Florence Nightingale.

In 2003, National School Nurses Day was moved from the fourth Wednesday in January to the Wednesday of Nurses Week. Many websites, still record School Nurses Day in January, unaware of this change.

Lost Sock Memorial Day

Date When Celebrated: Always May 9th

Lost Sock Memorial Day recognizes your drawer full of unmatched socks. Each unmatched sock represents a missing sock. We never throw away our unmatched socks. After all, it may show up someday.

On Lost Sock Memorial Day, we suggest you spend a little time (as little as possible) searching for those missing socks.  After a (very) brief search, and in good “Memorial” spirit, spend a minute reflecting upon how warm and comforting the missing socks were on your stinky toes. Then, by all means, get on with your life.

we encourage you to use this special day, to toss out all of your unmatched socks. Let’s face it, you’re never gonna find the missing one.

Origin of Lost Sock Memorial Day:

Despite exhaustive research, we found no one who was brave enough to claim responsibility for starting this wonderful day of remembrance.


A “Golden Spike” was driven into the railroad tracks at Promontory Summt, Utah, connecting the tracks of  the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads, creating the first Transcontinental railroad. (1869)

The syrup for Coca Cola is invented by Atlanta Pharmacist John Styth Permerton. (1886)

The lawnmower is patented. (1899)

Americans Richard Boyd and Floyd Bennett become the first to fly over the North Pole. (1926)


Don’t Wait, It Will Be Too Late……..

…..but there is on ticket availability.  The theater only holds 694!

Today is Wednesday, May 9th and we are another day closer to our next show – “Rave On” – The Music of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, and Other Legends, scheduled for Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 7:30 pm.

As of this post, we have dropped to 67-floor seats and 112 balcony seats that are remaining.  Seating availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  So, if you want great seats, you’ll need to call the box office or order them online from this website. (Click on the BUY TICKETS TAB)

Ticket prices are VERY reasonable – $17, $22, $24.

Box Office Hours – Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm



On this Day…..


Date When Observed: May 8

Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day) commemorates the end of fighting in Europe during World War II. After years of war, The Third Reich of Nazi Germany was defeated.  Millions of people were killed. Adolf Hitler, Germany’s Dictator, had committed suicide in his bunker in Berlin.

The German Army ceased fighting on May 2, and formally surrendered unconditionally, on May 7th. The surrender of all German forces was arranged for May 8 at 11:01. The Allied countries planned to celebrate the victory and the cessation of hostilities.

Did you Know? The originally planned date for the celebration of V-E Day, was May 9th, 1945. But, journalists caught wind of the plans. So, the U.S. and Britain moved the date up by a day to May 8th. Russia kept to the originally planned date for May 9th. Russia still celebrates V-E Day on May 9th.



Date When Celebrated:  Tuesday of the first full week of May

Everybody who does something good, important and valuable deserves a day in their honor. Teachers certainly are among the most deserving. This day honors those hard working, patient and understanding people whom we entrust our children to. Teachers mold our kids in a positive direction, affecting who they are and who they become. From Kindergarten through college, teachers are an important part of our children’s lives.

So let’s give ’em their due. If you happen to be a teacher reading this, we personally offer our thanks,. The future of America is in your hands.

There is not a lot on the net written about Teacher’s Day. But, every Ecard site has a selection of cards for you to send. Take a quick minute and send one along.


Date When Celebrated: May 8

World Red Cross Day remembers and recognizes the efforts of National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies worldwide. According to the Red Cross website, this day recognizes:

“Worldwide efforts to advocate for the relief of human suffering, whether from disease, famine, disaster, or war. On May 8, the American Red Cross puts special focus on our programs that keep children healthy and safe around the globe.”

The Red Cross provides humanitarian efforts and disaster relief around the world, wherever it is needed. There are millions of Red Cross volunteers.

You can celebrate World Red Cross Day and World Red Crescent Day in a variety of ways:

  • Learn more about the Red Cross
  • Support Red Cross programs and efforts
  • Send a donation to the Red Cross
  • Donate blood today
  • Become a Red Cross volunteer
  • Thank Red Cross volunteers for their service.

Origin of World Red Cross Day:

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day date back to1922. At that time, the Czechoslovakia Red Cross National Society proclaimed a three-day truce at Easter to promote peace. The goal is to recognize one day every year to advocate for the relief of human suffering from disease, and the humanity of seeing a world free from suffering due to war.

May 8th was chosen, as it is the birthday of Henry Dunant, the founder of the Red Cross.

Source: American Red Cross website.


The U.S. Post Office is established. (1794)

V-E Day, Germany signs the unconditional surrender. (1945)

Mad Magazine hits the newsstands. (1952)

The World Health Organization announces that Smallpox has been eradicated worldwide. (1980)

Searching For Something To Do Next Saturday?

We have a great show lined up for next Saturday, May 19th at 7:30 pm.

Come and join us and listen to the group “Rave On” as they pay tribute to Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and other legends of that musical era.

Ticket prices:  $17, $22, $24

Click on the BUY TICKETS TAB of this website, pick your seats, make your payment with a debit/credit card and then print out your confirmation sheet.

Or, you can always call the Box Office, Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.

As of this post, we have 81 tickets available for floor seats, and 122 for the balcony.  But don’t delay, this type of show will be a SELL OUT!


Here are some posts on their Facebook page:

Simone Thomas to Rave On! Band – October 22, 2017 – “Heard them at the Seymour Public Library- versatile and AWESOME!’

Upper Dublin Parks & Recreation to Rave On! Band – August 27, 2017 –  Fort Washington –“Another packed concert tonight featuring RAVE ON! BAND. We’ll be here until 7:30 – come and join us at Temple University Ambler!”

Sandy Eisenbach Hargrove to Rave On! Band – August 17, 2017 –  “Enjoyed Rave On’s concert tonight in Montgomeryville. I think they get better every year if that is possible.”

Today, We Celebrate….


Date When Celebrated: Always on May 7

Today is a great day to be a tourist. It’s National Tourism Day! On this day, municipalities and tourism sites around the country to promote their area or region. Municipalities and entertainment venues big and small, use today to let people know about activities and events in their areas. They will often do so in a big way.

A great way to promote your area is to hold activities and events on this day. Ideally, make it a weekend, or a week-long celebration. Along with advertisements, offering discounts and other promotions will work well.

If you are a tourist venue, use this day to really spread the word on what you are all about. As a tourist, use today in search of a new, exciting, and interesting place to go. And, look for deals that may be offered today. Don’t just browse and dream. Book your travel plans today!

Origin of National Tourism Day:

Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day. Most likely, it was a tourist venue or a municipality seeking to promote themselves. The popularity of this day to these parties is self-evident.

This is referred to as a “National” day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.


The first inaugural ball is held in honor of George Washington and his wife. (1789)

George Eastman patents the Box Camera. (1888)

The World’s largest pearl (6.4kg.) was discovered in the Philippines. (1934)

Big band leader Glenn Miller records the “Chattanooga Choo Choo”. (1941)

Germany signs an unconditional surrender at Rheims, France, ending WWII in Europe. (1945)

The Beatles last album is released- “Long and Winding Road”. (1970)


“Everyday It’s a-Gettin’ Closer….”

We are counting down the days to our next show – “Rave On” – The Music of Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, and Other Legends on Saturday, May 19th at 7:30 pm.

As of this post, we have 85-floor seats and 121 balcony seats remaining.  This may seem like a lot, but all advertising has been launched – newspaper (Somerset Daily American/Tribune-Democrat) last week,  radio advertising on Cool 101.7 and television advertising on WJAC have started this week.

Ticket sales will really pick up from this point forward.  So don’t wait to get your tickets.  Call the Box Office today!  Office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.  Or just click on the BUY TICKETS tab of this website, review the seating chart, pick your seats and then pay for them with a major credit card/debit card.

“Rave On” hasn’t been here for 2 to 3 years, but you all enjoyed the show and asked us to get them back again and we delivered!

See  you at the show on May 19th!


What’s Happening Today?


  • Manhattan Island is sold! Indians agree to the deal in exchange for $24 in cloth & buttons (1626)
  • The phonograph is played for the first time at the Grand Opera House. (1878)
  • Academy of Motion Pictures is founded. (1934)
  • Atlanta Penitentiary has a new resident after Al Capone is convict of income tax evasion. (1932)
  • Soap operas “Another World” and “As the World Turns” premiere. (1964)


Renewal Day

Date When Celebrated: Always on May 4

Renewal Day is an absolutely spectacular day. It’s a day of new, and old, beginnings.

Things get old and out of sorts. We lose touch with friends, loved ones, and relationships. For whatever reason, we “let “it” go. Well, whatever “it” is, today is the day to renew it, rejuvenate it, and bring the spark back into it.

When we think of “renewal”, we often think of relationships. We vow our marriage will never get old. But, it does. We swear we will remain close to our parents and siblings. But over the years, we don’t. With a hug and a tear, we tell our college roommate we will call and write. All too quickly, the demands of everyday life keep us from calling or writing.  …get the picture?

Renewal Day is not limited to renewing relationships and social issues. You can also renew:

  • Your nails
  • Your hair color and/or style.
  • Your figure
  • Your hardwood floors
  • The shine on your car.
  • Your driver’s license
  • A favorite magazine subscription

Get the picture? Good. Now, get into Renewal Day!

Origin of Renewal Day:

Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day. There are many references to Renewal Day for certain events, activities and/or relationships. They are for all sorts of reasons and set on dates all over the calendar. Today is the only general Renewal Day, intended for any and all kinds of renewals.

Star Wars Day

Date When Celebrated: Always on May 4th

It’s all because of a play on words!

Star Wars Day is May the Fourth, because of a famous quote from the hugely popular science fiction series blockbuster is “May the Force (Fourth) be with you”

Great ways to Celebrate Star Wars Day:

  • Watch any of the great Star Wars movies
  • Better still, have a Star Wars marathon, and watch two or three (or 4) of them.
  • Get out your laser sword and practice for the next invasion from the Evil Empire.
  • Send a Star Wars day Ecard- of course, they have them!
  • Have a Star Wars costume party.
  • Learn some Star Wars Trivia, there’s no shortage.

Some call this Day “Luke Skywalker Day”.

Origin of Star Wars Day:

While we are so glad that this day exists, its creation was a fluke. In 2005, a German News Tv channel N24 interview erroneously translated this famous Star Wars quote. In German, “May the force be with you”, was incorrectly interpreted as “We are with you on May 4th”. We do believe, that if this error had not occurred, someone, somewhere would have created this day.

There are some references to this as “National” Star Wars Day. We found no record of a presidential or congressional proclamation.

Space Day and International Space Day

Date When Celebrated: Always the first Friday in May

Space Day gives you the opportunity participate in the excitement and fascination of space. It’s a topic of interest to millions, old and young alike. It’s a topic as broad as the universe.

Former astronaut and Senator John Glenn expanded Space Day to International Space Day in 2001.

Originally started to get America’s youth interested in math and science, Space Day focuses on creating an interest and awareness of all kinds of topics and issues related to space. This holiday caught on quickly and became wildly popular.

On this day all kinds of space-related organizations, groups, and agencies hold celebrations, demonstrations, and educational programs.

Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate Space Day.  Find an event near you and …go! Visit a science center or observatory. Get out your telescope and view the heavens. Watch television documentaries on space. Make this a fun day and create your own celebration with your kids or in the workplace. Teachers… don’t miss creating a special lesson plan for today. The kids will love it.

Space Day was created by Lockheed Martin Corporation in 1997.  The goal was to motivate the youth of America to study math and science. This day was originally established as a one-day event. An exciting topic of interest to millions, Space Day became an annual event.

There are a number of other “Space Days” held on various dates by scientific groups and organizations interested in the subject of space.