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- Last Updated on Thursday, 30 November 2017 19:56
BALDWIN HOLIDAY FESTIVAL – 6-9 p.m. Baldwin Borough Building, 3344 Churchview Ave, Baldwin. Holiday carols, craft vendors, lighting of the tree, sweets and hot chocolate, kids craft corner, visits with Santa, visit the log house. Please bring non-perishable food items or a monetary donation for the Baldwin Food Pantry. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Baldwin.
DINNER AT THE LEGION - American Legion Post 712, 650 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills is open to the public for dinner from 4- 8 p.m. Along with our regular menu the special will be stuffed pork, mashed potatoes, salad and rolls.
SOUTH PARK LIGHT-UP NIGHT – 6 p.m. Gazebo on Maple Spring Drive. The Community House across the street from the gazebo will be made available for the community for refreshments, basket raffles, 50/50 and Santa! Please bring an ornament of your choice to decorate our two trees at the gazebo, or place one on the trees that night or when you can! We will be collecting can goods for the South Park Meals on Wheels. Sponsored by The Friends of South Park. For more info contact: Madam Chairperson Sharon Adams, firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-897-2403.
SOUP, SANDWICH, SALAD MEAL - 5-9 p.m. Monongahela Elks Lodge #455, 444 Jackson St, Monongahela. Soup, salad and grilled cheese sandwich, 5-9 p.m. Benefits the Monongahela Elks and their charities.
FRIDAY NIGHT PRAISE – 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. Call 724-258-7054 for more information.
HOLIDAY GIFT SHOPPE – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Bradford House Museum, 175 South Main Street, Washington. Free admission. Over a dozen quality local vendors will offer a variety of items for sale, including fresh floral arrangements, jewelry, cosmetics, hand-carved wood ornaments, clothing and accessories, and other unique gift items. The museum gift shop offers many Whiskey Rebellion themed items. A Christmas tree, decorated in retro fashion to reflect the last commercial use of the museum property as a tree lot in the 1950s, will be raffled.
LOVE IS BORN – Dec. 1 & 2, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 3 p.m. Elizabeth Forward High School, off of Rt. 48 and Weigles Hill Road in Elizabeth Township. Elizabeth Forward Area Community Chorus is a combined Adult and junior chorus of over 60 voices. Ticket prices at the door are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. A discount of $2 is available on each ticket purchased in advance by calling 412-751-0526. A portion of the proceeds benefit the local Meals on Wheels and nonperishable food will be collected at each concert.
FREE WINTER COAT GIVEAWAY - 9-12 p.m. "Women's Helping Hands" at Bible Fellowship Community Church 220 Atomic Way in West Newton will be giving away gently used and/or new winter coats, boots, hats, scarfs, gloves and mittens to those in need. For more information, call 724-872-5150.
THE YOUNG AND GIFTED GOSPEL CHOIR – 5 p.m. Cal U, Old Main Chapel. Directed by Dr. Randy Tillmutt. The performance will include African folk songs and a selection of holiday favorites. Free and open to community.
MAGICIAN JEFF ALLAN VANDERHOFF – 4 p.m. First United Methodist Church located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. Jeff uses magic tricks and psychological puzzles to amuse as well as to uplift and inspire. His show combines a blend of magic and comedy that appeals to audiences of all ages. He has been performing magic for over 25 years. No charge, all ages welcome. Call 724-258-7054 for more information.
CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST / CRAFT SHOW – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Concord Presbyterian Church, 1907 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, 15210. Pancake and egg breakfast - $5 adults, $2 children. Chinese auction. Santa will visit. Admission free.
HOLIDAY BASH - Mon Valley Youth and Teen will hold a Holiday Bash at the Donora Boro Building. Doors open at 11 a.m. Prizes every five minutes. For more information or to purchase a ticket, call 724-379-4889.
WORK PARTY - SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL – monthly work parties are held on the 1st Saturday of each month, meeting at the South Park waste water treatment plant (trail MP 37.8, Piney Fork Road) at 9:30 a.m. Individuals interested in volunteering may contact email@example.com for more information concerning the current month’s maintenance activities.
CHRISTMAS CRAFT AND BAKE SALE – Sat. 12-5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Upstairs School Hall, St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, 201 E. Main Street, Uniontown. Many craft items have been made by St. John’s Ethnic Craft Club. Also available are tree ornaments and the Parish cookbook, “Carpathian Cookery.” A wide assortment of baked goods will be available. Nativity display will be shown. No admission. Parking in the back is handicap-accessible. For information call the church office at 724-438-6027 and leave a message.
PETERS TOWNSHIP TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY AND HOLIDAY PARTY – 6 p.m. hosted by Peters Township Public Library in partnership the Peters Township Parks and Recreation Department. Festivities will include lighting and decorating the township tree outside at 6 p.m. followed by holiday caroling. Refreshments, visits with Santa, and holiday crafts for children will be offered in the library. All are welcome to attend.
OLIVER MILLER HOMESTEAD CELEBRATES HOGMANAY – 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. on Stone Manse Drive, just off the circle on Corrigan Drive in South Park. Hogmanay is the New Year’s celebration as followed in Scotland, and the Millers, as Scots Irish, will follow its customs as they end their 2017 season. For more information, visit our web site at www.olivermillerhomestead.org.
HOLIDAY HOME TOUR – 1-4 p.m. The event will showcase preferred homes of Peters Township. Tickets: $25. Proceeds will benefit Watchful Shepherd USA, a child/family abuse prevention program. If you are unable to attend the home tour but would like to donate, tax-deductible donations can be sent to Watchful Shepherd USA, 1061 Waterdam Plaza Drive, Suite 204, McMurray, PA 15317 or online by visiting the website www.watchful.org For any additional information, please call 724-941-3339.
SOUP AND STROLL AT VENETIA ENOCH WRIGHT HOUSE – 4:30 p.m. hosted by The Peters Creek Historical Society. Enoch Wright House, Museum of Westward Expansion, 815 Venetia Road, Venetia. Enjoy the charm and ambiance of a 19th century setting enjoying a homemade soup supper, dessert and beverage. Cost: $8 - Adults; $5 - Children 9 and under. For additional information: www.peterscreekhistoricalsociety.org; 724-746-3203; 724-348-6406.
NIGHT OF THE FATHER’S LOVE, A CHRISTMAS CANTATA – 7 p.m. Christian Assembly of God Church, 100 Meadow Street, Bentleyville. The Bentworth Ministerium Community Choir, under the direction of Annette Buffer. All are welcome! Admission is free.
HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS – 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Homes for the Holidays in the Belle Vernon area hosting its third annual tour. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased by calling 724-929-9636.
CLOTHES 4-U – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon. The clothing is free; patrons may give a free-will offering. If there is a need at any other time, please call the office to make an appointment. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing in good condition for this ministry or who might be in need of some assistance with clothing is asked to call the church office at 724-929-4696 to make arrangements.
DECEMBER 5, 12, 19
WEEKLY TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO - St. Francis of Assisi Church Finley Hall. 7:15 p.m. "Early Bird" games and 7:30 p.m. for the regular bingo. Admission is $6 for 20 regular games and 5 specials. Doors open at 6 p.m. Please note - Cancellations due to weather will be televised on KDKA (CH 2) and WPXI (CH 11). No bingo December 26.
ST. NICHOLAS DAY GROCERY BINGO – Doors open at 6 p.m., starts at 7 p.m. True Vine Anglican Church in Monongahela. Grocery prizes, raffles and door prizes. Kitchen open. Doors open at 6. All welcome.
SOLID GOLD OLDIES DANCE – at Hazelkirk American Legion from 7 – 10 p.m. For more information, call Geno at 724-710-5718.
DINNER AT THE LEGION - American Legion Post 712, 650 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills is open to the public for bingo! Bingo starts at 7 p.m. and there will be meatball hoagies for $5 available. There is no smoking during this event.
WOMEN’S CLUB OF JEFFERSON HILLS HOLIDAY PARTY - 6:30 p.m. Jefferson Hills Municipal Building on Old Clairton Road. The program for the upcoming meeting will be the annual holiday party and meeting. Husbands and guests are invited, reservations are required. The scheduled program will be Pittsburgh Banjo Club’s Chiodi Trio. Membership is open to all residents of Jefferson Hills, as well as the surrounding communities. For further information please call, 412-384-3318 or 412-655-4224. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
PAJAMA PARTY – noon – 8 p.m. The Good Ol’ Days House, 914 Broad Avenue, North Belle Vernon. Retro Christmas party to benefit Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Admission: New pajamas for victims of domestic violence and their children. Christmas Cookies, holiday dips, chips, and punch will be served.
FRESH GREENS/FLORAL HOLIDAY SALE – Dec 7-9, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Dec 10, noon – 7 p.m. The Garden Center in Renziehausen Park, 1400 Pinoak Dr. McKeesport. Features: fresh green wreaths and swags, kissing balls, and holiday arrangements. Also kids korner and bake sale. Visit www.thegardenclubofmckeesport.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE HAPPY ELF - Showtimes are 7 p.m. Dec. 7, 8, 9 and 2 p.m. Dec. 9-10 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre, on the California University of Pennsylvania campus. Presented by Cal U theater department. Ticket price is $12 for patrons of all ages. Students with valid CalCards are admitted for 50 cents; a $5 deposit will be returned when the student attends a performance.
TAILGATE WITH TUNCH AND WOLF – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The Bible Chapel café, 300 Gallery Drive, McMurray. Tunch Ilkin and Craig Wolfley, sports talk hosts for IHeartRadio’s (970 AM) In the Locker Room, will be broadcasting live at the Bible Chapel in McMurray, PA. Join Tunch and Wolf as they talk Steelers football and take live calls. Snacks and pizza will be available.Tunch and Wolf will be featuring the work of Welcome the Children in the Mathare Valley slums of Nairobi, Kenya.
MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS – 7:30 p.m. West Newton Community Singers present The Magic of Christmas concert. West Newton Presbyterian Church, Third and Main St. West Newton. Tickets: $6. $7 at door. Students: $3.Available at Dee Taylor State Farm or 724-872-609.
STEAK AND CHICKEN DINNERS - 5-8 p.m. Monongahela Elks Lodge #455, 444 Jackson St., Monongahela. Benefits the Monongahela Elks and their charities.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT - Featuring “The Case for Christ” at 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. The movie is about an investigative journalist and self-proclaimed atheist who sets out to disprove the existence of God after his wife becomes a Christian. No charge, light refreshments served. Call 724-258-7054 for more information.
SOUTH HILLS CHILDREN’S CHOIR “WE MERRY MINSTRELS” - 7:30 p.m. The concert will be a lively and cheery affair, held at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Mount Lebanon. Tickets are $5, but children 10 and under are free. Ruth Ann Fox will be accompanying the choir, and director Jennifer Nolan will conduct.
DINNER AT THE LEGION - American Legion Post 712, 650 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills will be open to the public for dinner from 4-8 p.m. Along with our regular menu, Shrimp stuffed with crab meat, baked potato, salad and rolls will be the special!
MON VALLEY TRAILBLAZERS 5K & 10K – Robert Shaw Stage, Twin Lakes Park, 219 Twin Lakes Rd., Boathouse parking Lot, Latrobe, PA. The walk is inside the park on brick paths around the Upper Lake and Lower Lake, park roads, hiking trails, and the horse trail, with a rating of 1C. An A-Award is available for $7 including credit. IVV credit only is $3. Free walkers are not permitted. There is no pre-registration. There are no refunds. For questions, call Lori Lamberski at 724-858-5965, email email@example.com or visit mvtrailblazers.com.
ILLUMINATION NIGHT – 5-8 p.m. Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road. Celebrate the Christmas season by making crafts, decorating cookies, taking a ride on the trolley to see seasonally decorated houses, make s’mores over an open fire, or have a glass of hot cider. On the stage you can enjoy Christmas songs performed by some of our favorite choirs, jazz bands and dance students. Our café will offer light dinner options, and purchase your dessert from a wide variety of homemade favorites. Free shuttles will run from Pleasant Hills Borough Building and the Pleasant Hills Middle School starting at 4:30 p.m. Please bring nonperishable donations for the Cloverleaf Food Bank.
HOMEMADE COOKIE SALE – 9-11 a.m. Baldwin Community United Methodist Women are having their annual homemade cookie sale. Cookies will be sold for $9 per pound. The church is located at 5001 Baptist Road across from Caste Village Shopping Center. Proceeds benefit missions.
CHRISTMASPALOOZA – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The California Singers vocal ensemble will be part of the “Christmaspalooza” celebration at the Washington Crown Center. For details about performances by Cal U musicians, contact the Department of Music and Theatre at 724-938-4878 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – 9-11 a.m. The First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon. Come and eat a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, juice and beverage and then stay for a visit with Santa Claus. This event is free and open to the public. For those who wish to donate, there will be a basket to receive free-will offerings.
LIVE NATIVITY – 6-9 p.m. Community of Christ, 3472 South Park Rd., Bethel Park. Free drive through live nativity. Enjoy 8 outdoor scenes, with live actors and animals from the comfort of your car as you drive through a luminary-lit path that depicts the journey to Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus.
HOLIDAY BREAKFAST AND PITTSBURGH PUPPET WORKS – 9 a.m. Thomas Presbyterian Church 1068 Linden Road, Eighty Four. The show to be performed is “Where is Rudy?” Rudy the red-nosed reindeer is lost and needs to find his way back to the North Pole in time to help Santa deliver toys. Fun for all ages. Breakfast will feature waffles, sausage, egg bake, and juice (coffee for adults). Tickets are $5 for adults and children (2 and older) and can be purchased at the church office, 724-941-8910.
OLDIES DANCE – 7-11 p.m. White Oak American Legion, 2813 Capital St., White Oak. A 50/50 will be offered. Admission is $5 per person. All proceeds benefit veterans programs. Music from the ‘50s and early ‘60s by Candy and Mike. For more information call 724-984-6611.
CHRISTMAS COOKIE SALE – 9 a.m. Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Rd. Annual Christmas Cookie Sale. Homemade cookies will be sold as well as knitted hats and scarves. Join us early. We sell out quickly.
MCMURRAY ART LEAGUE HOLIDAY MARKET – 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. The McDowell Shops, 4069 Washington Road, McMurray. Hosted by The McMurray Art League (MAL), the Gallery is just down the walk from Atria’s Restaurant. There will be a reception with light refreshments from 3-5 p.m. For information contact Carmen DiGiacomo, 412-606-8539 or Linda Van NewKirk, 724-941-5784.
COOKIE WALK - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Holy Trinity Catherdral, 450 Maxwell Drive, Pittsburgh, just off of Route 51 in Whitehall. Cookies by the pound, nut rolls, apricot rolls, poppyseed rolls, nut horns, and more! We should have over 50 different cookies available for sale to select from. Cookies will be sold at $10 per pound, all rolls will be $14 each, and nut horns will be $10 per dozen. Pre-order rolls and the nut horns - you can then pick them up the day of the sale, email email@example.com Quantities are limited for pre-ordering.
JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM, A DRIVE -THRU NATIVITY – 6-8 p.m. United Christian Church,
499 E. Malden Drive, Coal Center. Free. Donations will be accepted during the event and all proceeds will go to the “Good Eats” children’s food program. For more information, call 724-938-2098 or visit our website: www.uccdoc.org
STEPPIN' OUT SUNDAY CHRISTMAS DANCE – 5-9 p.m. Brentwood VFW 3801 Sr 51. DJ Mark Peters will be giving a waltz lesson at 5:30 p.m. Come and join us and dance to your favorites including swing, cha-cha, slow dancing and more. All ages and dance levels welcome. Admission: $10. Door prizes, free parking, kitchen and bar available. Call Denise for info at 512-519-355 or find us on Facebook at Steppin' Out Sunday.
NIGHT OF THE FATHER’S LOVE, A CHRISTMAS CANTATA – 7 p.m. Christ Church Anglican, 319 Church Street, Brownsville. The Bentworth Ministerium Community Choir, under the direction of Annette Buffer. All are welcome! Admission is free.
DECEMBER 10 & 12
HARMONY SINGERS HOLIDAY CONCERT – Sunday, 3 p.m. Tuesday, 7 p.m. Concert on Sunday is at Brightwood Christian Church, 5044 West Library Avenue, Bethel Park. Concert on Tuesday is at St. Germaine Church, 7003 Baptist Road, Bethel Park. “Glad Tidings Tell,” under the direction of Cynthia G. Pratt. Refreshments will be served following the concert. A basket raffle and a holiday cookie sale will also be included. Free and open to the public. A free-will offering to benefit the Harmony Singers will be accepted.
PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB – 12:30 p.m. "A Christmas Celebration, Covered Dish Pot Luck." The celebration is scheduled in the Community Room at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building, 410 Bruceton Road in Pleasant Hills. Garden of the Month winners will be honored guests at the celebration. For more information about the PHGC, please visit our website at www.plsthillspagardnclub.com.
SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB - 8 p.m. Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Rd. in Bethel Park. All members and the general public are invited. This month’s program will be the annual Christmas party. A 50/50 will be offered and kids prizes to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call 724-984-6611.
SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL MEETING - 6:30 p.m. South Park Township Library, 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park, PA. The South Hills Friends are responsible for maintenance of the Montour Trail between Library and Clairton. Individuals interested in the Montour Trail are encouraged to attend. Additional information concerning the trail, including South Hills Friends contact information, may be found at www.montourtrail.org. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DINNER AT THE LEGION - American Legion Post 712, 650 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills will be open to the public for Bingo! Bingo starts at 7 p.m. and hot sausage sandwiches will be available for $5. There will be no smoking at this event.
SHEPHERD’S VOICE CHRISTMAS CONCERT – 7 p.m. Riverview Baptist Church, 405 Main St. (Rt. 88), New Eagle. Celebrate the Christmas season with a night of uplifting seasonal tunes and sacred songs retelling the real meaning of Christmas. Shepherd’s Voice members include Debbie Harn, Connie Watkins, Debby Petrosky and Linda Yohe. There is no admission charge but a free-will offering will be taken to support this Christian music ministry.
THE MATT BARRANTI BAND – 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. The Pittsburgh South Hills Elks Lodge 2213 new location, 2789 South Park Road, Bethel Park. Tickets: $5 each.
DINNER AT THE LEGION - American Legion Post 712, 650 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills will be open to the public for dinner from 4-8 p.m. Along with our regular menu, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, salad and rolls will be our special.
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS AT THE RESIDENCE AT LOGAN – 2-4 p.m. The Residence at Logan in Bethel Park. Joining the holiday party will be Stoney Richards from KDKA Radio, broadcasting live from the event. The event will also include snacks, a DJ, a hot chocolate bar, a visit from Santa Claus and more holiday fun. We ask that you kindly RSVP to email@example.com or call 412-835-9500.
PRECIOUS EMMANUEL MUSICAL – Sat. 7 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Windover Hills Church, 6751 Ridge Rd., South Park. Precious Emmanuel, an original musical, is a Bible-based musical (cantata) covering the events from the immaculate conception through the first days of Christ.
A SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS – 6:30 p.m. St. Sebastian R.C. Church, 801 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon. Presented by The Belle Vernon Ministerium, featuring voices from the Belle Vernon Area Ministerium Churches. Donations benefit Rostraver Food Bank.
JIM SYKES ORGAN CONCERT – 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church of Monongahela, 430 West Main Street in Monongahela, featuring Jim Sykes playing Advent and Christmas music on our Allen organ. A free-will offering will be received. Call 724-258-7054 for more information.
SOLID GOLD OLDIES DANCE – at Hazelkirk American Legion from 7 – 10 p.m. For more information, call Geno at 724-710-5718.
DINNER AT THE LEGION - American Legion Post 712, 650 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills will be open to the public for Bingo! Bingo starts at 7 p.m. and soup and salad will be available for $5. There will be no smoking at this event.
THE RETIRED MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP – 12 p.m. Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills. The Thomas Jefferson high school jazz band will perform after lunch. The cost for lunch is $8 payable at the door. Please RSVP at 412 655 2000.
DINNER AT THE LEGION - American Legion Post 712, 650 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills will be open to the public for dinner from 4-8 p.m. Along with our regular menu, chicken Romano, baked potato, salad and rolls will be the special!
NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE – 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Sponsored by Valley Inn V.F.D. Auxiliary. Featuring
Lethal D.J. Paul Wukovich. Buffet served at midnight, beer and pop provided. BYOB. $35 per couple,
$25 per person. For tickets call 724-747-0921. $30 per person at the door if tickets are available. Must be 21 years or older.
NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER & DANCE - St. Therese Church Cafeteria, 1 St. Therese Court, Munhall. $500 Raffle/Casino Knight. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Homestead Council. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner buffet, dessert, entertainment by disc jockey Timmy playing your favorite music, Chug-A-Lug, cash wheel, $500 raffle & cash, party hats, noise makers, light buffet, balloon drop at midnight, and champagne toast. Tickets are limited so act now! Singles - $35, couples - $60, Table of 8 - $240. Tax & gratuity included. BYOB, free set-up (cups and ice), free sodas, free beer. To purchase tickets or raffle tickets, please contact George Wagner at 412-823-8011. RSVP by Dec. 21.