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Places To Go

MAY 2018

MAY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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.

MAY 2

WOMEN’S CLUB OF JEFFERSON HILLS MEETING - 6:30 p.m. for a dinner meeting at Ciccanti Italian Ristorante, Jefferson Hills. There will be no meetings in June, July and August. Meetings will resume on September 5, 2018 at the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building. Membership is open to all residents of Jefferson Hills and the surrounding communities. Guests are welcome to all meetings. For further information call 412-384-3318 or 412-655-4224.

CARD PARTY, GAME NIGHT, SALAD BAR – 6:30 p.m. Social Hall of the WN Presbyterian Church, at the corner of Main and Third Streets in West Newton. $10. Sponsored by The West Newton Little House Association. The salad bar will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by an evening of card and game playing. There will be organized bridge and 500 bid games that you can join in on, or you can bring a game to play with your group. Benefits the West Newton Little House Association, who has maintained the Little House as a meeting place for local Girl Scouts and community organizations since 1938. For tickets or information, contact Debbie at 724-872-7937.

 

NAOMI OUTREACH MEETING – Noon. Cedarbrook Golf Club in the meeting room. Our speaker for the day will be Dan Obusek on self-defense and fitness. 724 243-3576. Our emphasis is on making new friendships and giving support to other ladies living alone while also providing some valuable information on various subjects.

 

MAY 3

PUPPYUP WALK - MONESSEN PLANNING MEETING - The meeting will be hosted at 7 p.m. at the Italian Club, 112 7th Street, Monessen. The meeting is opened to all interested people. For additional information you may visit our website: www.puppyupwalk.org/Monessen and follow us on Facebook: PUPPYUP Monessen. You may also contact Randy with any further questions at 724-493-8305.

 

MAY 3-5

FLEA MARKET - The Sisters of The Divine Redeemer, Elizabeth, will hold their annual flea market: Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon at the Divine Redeemer Motherhouse, 999 Rock Run Road, Elizabeth. 412-751-8600. Call Sister Rosemary 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. for information or directions.

 

DANCE CONCERT EXPLORES COGNITIVE DISTORTIONS – 7 p.m. Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre, California University. Cal U’s Department of Music and Theatre concludes its spring season featuring innovative choreography by faculty and students. The dance concert celebrates the physical expression of emotion, be it joy, sadness or anger. Open to the public. $12 for adults, seniors and children. Cal U students with valid CalCards pay 50 cents, plus a $5 deposit that is refunded at the show. For ticket information, or to charge tickets by phone, call the Steele Hall Box Office at 724-938-5943.

 

MAY 4-6

‘LIONS, WITCHES and OVERSTUFFED WARDROBES’ CONCERT - Elizabeth Forward Area Community Chorus, Elizabeth Forward High School on May 4 and 5 at 7:30 and May 6 at 3 p.m. 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. See a chorus member beforehand to purchase a ticket at the reduced price. A portion of the proceeds from the concert will benefit Elizabeth’s Guardian Angels, a new local group that reaches out to those in need in our community with wings of hope, help and love. For additional information, call 412-751-0526 or go to www.efacc.org.

MAY 4

ZOO BREW SPRING HOPS – 6-9:30 p.m. Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. Craft beer, food, music. Tickets on sale now at pittsburghzoo.org.

WEST NEWTON COMMUNITY SINGERS SPRING CONCERT - 7:30 p.m. United Presbyterian Church, 3rd and Main St. Tickets for "A Palette of Songs" are available in advance from any member or at the Dee Taylor State Farm Agency in downtown West Newton (adults $6; students $3). Tickets also available at the door ($7). Songs being performed include a Beatles medley, "City of Stars" from the movie La La Land, choral highlights from "The Music Man," and "Candle on the Water" from Pete's Dragon. For more information, call 724-872-6093.

MAY 5

SIP and SHOP SATURDAY - Downtown Elizabeth. Shop owners are pairing sales and raffles alongside specialty drink samples and a free lunch cookout from The Anglican Church of the Transfiguration from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the corner of Plum and 2nd. Shoppers can make the day into a special occasion by topping off their day with tickets to the K-9 Purse Bash at the Elizabeth Boro VFC Bingo Hall at 4:30 p.m. or tickets to Mon River Arts’ production of “Sister Act the Musical” at 7:30 p.m. that evening. More info visit www.downtownelizabeth.com.

                                                                                  

FINLEYVILLE FOOD BANK ROAST BEEF DINNER – 3- 6 p.m. Wrights united Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 788 Venetia Road, PA. All proceeds will benefit the Finleyville Food Bank. Chinese auction will be offered. Adults $10 children 12 and under 5. A complete full course roast beef dinner.

SPRING PERENNIAL AND SEED EXCHANGE – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bell Chapel, Bell Street Buena Vista. Hosted by Elizabeth Township Area Garden Club. All are welcome. Bring an item to trade or donate plants seeds, extra garden paraphernalia. For more info, find the club on Facebook.

ETHNIC FOOD FEST – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Monongahela. Includes homemade pierogies, kielbasa, halupki (cabbage rolls), halushki (cabbage and noodles), and hot sausage. Located one block off Fourth Street at the corner of Alexander and High Streets. Follow our signs from Fourth Street. Parking available in our lot.

SPRING BASH – Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Donora Borough Building, 6th and Meldon Ave., Donora.

Prizes every 10 minutes starting at 1 p.m. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are included with ticket donation. For more information, call 724-379-4889. Sponsored by Mon Valley Youth and Teen Assoc. Inc.

SPRING VENDOR FAIR - 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Scott Township Municipal Building, 301 Lindsay Road

Scott Township. Join us for a variety of over 25 vendors, Burgh Bites Food Truck, 50/50, auction items and more. For more information, contact Heidi at nevalah@einetwork.net.

DERBY DAY –Amulet Farms, Rostraver Rd., Rostraver Twp. First-ever event is hosted by The Belle Vernon Area Charitable Fund. A Kentucky Derby-themed fundraiser, the events include a live celebrity harness race featuring community leaders on Amulet’s racetrack, airing of the 144th Kentucky Derby on jumbotron television, a derby hat fashion contest with a grand prize of a $250 Nemacolin gift card, food, beer and wine, live music by the band Rustic River and much more. Participants will also be able to meet the farm’s horses and tour the facilities. Gates open at 2 p.m. with activities beginning at 3 p.m.

All proceeds of the event will benefit the Belle Vernon Area School District. Guests must be 21 years of age or older and identification is required. Advance tickets are available now at $20 each and the first 200 attendees at the gate will receive a free commemorative T-shirt. For information or tickets, call CSC Insurance Options at 724-929-3200 today.

FINLEYVILLE FOOD BANK ROAST BEEF DINNER – 3-6 p.m. Wrights united Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall: 788 Venetia Road, PA. All proceeds will benefit the Finleyville Food Bank. Raffles will be offered. Adults $10 children 12 and under 5. A complete full course roast beef dinner

INDOOR FLEA MARKET, SOUP, FOOD AND BAKE SALE – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Elizabeth Baptist Church, 735 Bunola River Road in Elizabeth. A huge variety of items will be for sale. The accompanying bake sale will include many homemade goodies. Food available will include stuffed cabbage, haluski, and kielbasa as well as American fare and homemade soups. Eat in or take out. Outdoor table space will be available for a cost of $10 (bring your own table). Any inquiries may be made at the church office 412-384-6464.

CAR WASH FUNDRAISER – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Hillcrest Christian Academy 2500 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park. Support our new marching band!

PLANT AND CRAFT SALE - Garden Club of McKeesport. The gates open at 10 a.m. at the Club Garden Center located in the Rose Garden and Arboretum in Renziehausen Park, 1400 Pin Oak Drive, McKeesport. For more information about The Garden Club of McKeesport visit www.thegardenclubofmckeesport.org or email info.gardenclubofmckeesport@gmail.com.

MONTOUR TRAIL WORK PARTY - 1st Saturday of each month, meeting at the South Park waste water treatment plant (trail MP 37.8, Piney Fork Road) at 9 a.m. (weather permitting). The likely project is cleaning out a drainage basin near the Triphammer parking lot, using shovels and buckets. Individuals interested in volunteering may contact info@montourtrail.org for more information concerning the current month’s maintenance activities.

HATS AND HORSES, A DERBY DAY CELEBRATION – 4-7 p.m. Nemacolin Country Club. Held by the California Rotary Club of PA. A fun event of horses, hats, food and more to support the local and international projects of the California Rotary Club. Tickets are $50 for one or $90 for two. Contact Lisa Buday at 724-938-1355 or Beth Baxter at 724-938-7204.

5TH ANNUAL STROLL, SHOP 'N WIN – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monongahela. Tickets are $5 and advance ticket sales are encouraged. $500 cash prize. Tickets are available at Angelo’s, The Chamber, Chaney Wellness, Devore Hardware, Dierkens, Faith’s Curiosities, LD’s House of Shaves, Little City Coffee, Main Street Barber Shop, Mon Valley Cycle, The Peddlers Place, Rabe’s Trading Post, Sparkles by Shell, The Bar, The Twist, or at the Historical Society Museum. They are also available online at the Society's website or by calling 724-258-6432. Registration will be held the day of the event at the Historical Society's Museum at 230 W. Main St.

 

GARDENING THROUGH THE SEASONS - 10 – 11:30 a.m. Gardening class at the Mon Valley YMCA, 101 Taylor Rd. Monongahela. Topics this session include mulching, container plants, edging plants, pathways and walkways, effective organic alternatives for fertilizing, and pest control. This is the third in the series of six. $7 per session. Discount for YMCA members. Contact Jodi Lignelli to register at 724-483-8077.

KNIGHT AT THE RACES - Doors open at 6 p.m. with races starting at 7 p.m. Holy Trinity Social Hall, 529 Grant Ave Ext., West Mifflin. Hosted by Duquesne - West Mifflin Knights of Columbus Council 4210. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at door. Includes BYOB and a light buffet and a program of evening's races. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets, a horse for $5, or sponsoring a race for $25, call David Palcsey, Jr. at 412-672-6222 or mail check (payable to: K of C 4210) to Knights of Columbus, c/o David Palcsey, Jr., 422 26th St., McKeesport, PA 15132. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Adults-only event.

SPRING VENDOR / CRAFT SHOW / BAKE SALE AND CHINESE AUCTION – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Rehoboth Presbyterian Church, 442 Rehoboth Rd., Belle Vernon. For more info or questions contact Jannine Blacka, 724-929-4922 or Colleen Ress, 724-326-4170.

WASHINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS “ABRACADABRA” – 8 p.m. Trinity Area High School, 231 Park Avenue, Washington. Tickets start at $17 and can be purchased online at washsym.org, by calling 1-888-71-TICKETS, or at the following locations: Citizens Library, the Peters Township Public Library, and the WSO Office in downtown Washington (WSO Office by appointment only; call 724-223-9796 and leave message). For further information about the symphony, visit www.washsym.org or connect with the WSO on Facebook (facebook.com/washsymphony) and Twitter (twitter.com/washsymphony).

 

NEW EAGLE COMMUNITY BONFIRE – 7-10 p.m. at Tubby Hall Park on Howard Street in New Eagle. Sponsored by New Eagle Community Action Group. Children under 12 will get in free; anyone over 12 will be charged $1. Every child will receive a free s’mores kit. Hot dogs and other goodies and drinks will be available to purchase from the kitchen. No outside food or drinks. Rain date will be May 19. Any questions, call 724-678-1082.

 

FREE VEIN SCREENING – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. St. Clair Hospital Outpatient Center, Peters Township, 3928 Washington Road, McMurray. The screening will be conducted by interventional radiologist Benjamin Karlberg, M.D. Call 412-942-8414 to schedule an appointment for the free screening. Light refreshments will be served.

MAY 6

SPRING CRAFT and VENDOR SHOW - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gill Hall Volunteer Fire Company, 1228 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills. There will be over 40 tables of crafts and vendors, plus a bake sale and breakfast and lunch foods available. There is no fee to come in.

THE RICHTERS SOUTHERN GOSPEL GROUP – 6 p.m. Perryopolis United Methodist Church, 203 Independence St. Perryopolis.

MAY 7

MEN'S GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP – 6 p.m. Al’s Café, Bethel Park. Free. Are you a man grieving the loss of a loved one? Join us on the first Monday of each month for food and support. This is a free service provided by Anova Hospice and Palliative care, but bring money for dinner. Questions? Call Stephen at 412-610-3289.

MAY 8

ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAM - 6:30 p.m. Old Fells Methodist Church 800 Fells Road, Rostraver Twp. This is our annual show and tell meeting. All members and nonmembers are encouraged to bring a family photo, heirloom, story, etc. that pertains to the history of Rostraver or the Mon and Yough valleys.

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 to be announced. 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 located at 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park. 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, can be found at www.montourtrail.org. Questions may be directed to info@montourtrail.org.

CLOTHES 4-U – 9 a.m. – noon. First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon. Open to the public. The clothing is free; patrons may give a free-will offering if they desire. Bags will be given to patrons when they come in to browse around. If there is a need at any other time, call the office to make an appointment. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing in good condition can call 724-929-4696 to make arrangements.

MAY 9

DINING WITH DIABETES – 1 -3:30 p.m. Mon Valley YMCA, 101 Taylor Run Road, Monongahela. Offered by Penn State Extension. Nationally accredited program for adults with or at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Family members and/or friends are also invited to attend the program. The class meets weekly for four weeks (May 9 and May 16, 23, and 30 from 1 to 3 p.m.), with a three month follow-up on August 8, 2018, from 1 to 3 p.m. Preregistration is required and can be made by calling 1-877-345-0691 or going online at extension.psu.edu/dining-with-diabetes.

SOLID GOLD OLDIES DANCE – Hazelkirk American Legion from 7 – 10 p.m. For more information, call Geno at 724-710-5718.

 

MAY 10

WASHINGTON COIN CLUB – 7:30 p.m. Washington County Courthouse Room 103. All members and the general public are invited. Program for this meeting to be announced. Applications are now being accepted for membership. A 50/50 will be offered. Prizes to be awarded for kids. For more information call 724-984-6611.

MAY 11

‘BACK TO WONDERLAND’ SENIOR PROM – 4-7 p.m. Epiphany Church, 44 Pennsylvania Blvd., Monessen. Sponsored by Monessen and West Newton Centers for Active Adults. 60 or older. Grab your date or come stag for a fun evening of dancing and socialization! Hors d’oevres and cookies will be served. Cost is $5 per person. Purchase tickets at West Newton or Monessen Centers for Active Adults by calling 724-872-4976 or 724-684-6105. This event is open to the public and everyone is welcome.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT FEATURING “CHAMPION” - 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. “In the supercharged world of dirt track racing, a single mistake causes the lives of two men to change forever. One must fight for his family, the other must fight to forgive.” No charge. Light refreshments served. Call 724-258-7054 for more information.

BLOOD DRIVE – 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Clairton School auditorium. To schedule an appointment, contact any NHS member or call 412-233-2900, x2100 or see Mrs. Trubiani or Mrs. Wardropper. All participating donors will receive a Central Blood Bank t-shirt.

FREE CAT SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC - New Eagle V.F.D. Social Hall. Sponsored by Washington County Humane Society. Free to Mon Valley Washington County residents ONLY. Limit of two cats per household. Must RSVP – call Faith at 724-941-5683 Ext. #1 to schedule appointment. All cats must be in a carrier.

MAY 12

CAR WASH FUNDRAISER – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Hillcrest Christian Academy 2500 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park. Support our new marching band!

 

HIGHMARK WALK FOR A HEALTHY COMMUNITY – Stage AE, North Shore Pittsburgh. LifeSpan – Resources and Services for Seniors is participating. All funds raised by LifeSpan are received by LifeSpan. Register to walk or donate at www.walkforahealthycommunity.org, or send your check made payable to LifeSpan, Inc. to 314 East 8th Ave. Homestead, PA 15120. Make a note in the memo section to earmark as a walk donation. You may also go to www.lifespanpa.org and donate through our website “Support LifeSpan’s Resources and Services for Seniors” and again earmark it as a walk donation. It is our goal to raise $10,000! Call 412-464-1300 for more information.

 

PANCAKE and SAUSAGE BREAKFAST – 8 a.m. – noon. Floreffe VFC 1540 State St., Jefferson Hills. Sponsored by The Ladies Auxiliary Floreffe VFC. Adults and children older than 10: $6, children 6 to 10: $4 and children 5 and under are free. Menu is pancakes, sausage, fruit cup, juice/milk/water/coffee and tea. There will be a Chinese Auction, 50/50 raffle and a lottery tree auction.

 

INDOOR YARD SALE – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. St Mary’s Anglican Church, 6th and Lookout, Charleroi. Annual indoor yard sale and flea market. Luncheon items will be served with a bake sale also featured.

 

TREEHAVEN GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE – 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. South Park Shops on Route 88 in Bethel Park. This event is an opportunity to buy homegrown plants from members' gardens, herbs, houseplants, unique gift baskets and beautiful hanging baskets from Lenik Nursery in Finleyville. Seasoned gardeners will be on hand to give advice about their successes in defeating deer, pest and other gardening issues in our region. For more information, visit our Facebook page: TreehavenGardenClub or contact Jan Kleiser at jankleiser@gmail.com.

SPAGHETTI and MEATBALL DINNER - 3-6:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. Includes bread, salad bar, dessert, and beverage Adults: $10 each. Children under 10: $6 each.

OLDIES DANCE PARTY – 7 p.m. Leland Community Center, hosted by The Board of Trustees of the Baldwin Borough Public Library. Featuring live music from local band, Tumblin’ Dice. This event will be the last party at Leland Center before it closes and is transformed into the New Baldwin Library! Come celebrate the Leland Center and reminisce about its place in the Baldwin community. Tickets are $25 and include dinner, beer and snacks. The event is also BYOB. Tickets will not be sold at the door but can be purchased ahead of time at the library or online. Visit baldwinborolibrary.org/support-the-library/fundraisers for ticket information. The Leland Center is located at 4240 Wolfe Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15236. For more information, contact: Jenny Worley at 412-885-2255 or worleyj@einetwork.net.

MAY 13

BINGO – Early birds - 1 p.m. and regular games - 1:30 p.m. Monongahela Fire Dept. Social Hall, 451 W. Main Street, Monongahela. Extra regular and specials include 6-on boards for only $5. $20 entrance package: 12-on games, 6-on specials. Total jackpot: $1,200. All paper bingo, every 2nd Sunday of the month. Monongahela Elks and Monongahela Fire Dept.

 

MAY 14

PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB MAY PROGRAM – 12:30 p.m. Community Room at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building located at 410 E. Bruceton Rd. in Pleasant Hills. Speaker is Mr. Gary Van Gelder, president of the Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania. Mr. Van Gelder's program is titled "Introduction to Orchids" and will include a demonstration. There also will be some orchids for sale. Non-members are welcome. The Pleasant Hills Garden Club is accepting new members. For more information about the PHGC and their plant sale, see our website at ww.plsthillspagardnclub.com.

MAY 14-17

DONATION DRIVE FUNDRAISER – 4-7 p.m. Belle Vernon Goodwill. Belle Vernon Library will be accepting your gently used, clean, and saleable donations. Proceeds benefit Belle Vernon Library. For more info: 724-929-6642 or 724-929-4202.

MAY 15

SPAGHETTI DINNER – 12-7 p.m. Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church, Rt. 88 and Mingo Church Road, Finleyville. Serving: salad, meat sauce, spaghetti, Italian bread, dessert. $10 – Adults. $7 - Children under age 12. Takeout available; containers provided. Call for more info: 724-348-5278.

FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING – 6-8 p.m. St. Clair Hospital at the Hospital’s Sipe Infusion Center on the third floor. Screenings will be conducted by clinicians of Mt. Lebanon Dermatology and are by appointment only. Space is limited. Register online at stclair.org/programsandevents or call 412-942-5082 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

ELECTION DAY SPAGHETTI DINNER – 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Cokeburg Presbyterian Church, 101 Washington St. Cokeburg. Dinner includes: spaghetti, homemade meatballs, salad, bread and butter, and dessert. Adults: $9. Children: $5. Call for more info: 724-945-6758.

 

MAY 17

THE RETIRED MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP – Noon. Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church at 199 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills. Event speaker is Dr. Carl Young. He will speak about letters between two brothers who fought in the Civil War. Cost: $8 payable at the door. The Men’s Group is non-denominational. Reserve lunch by calling the church office at 412-655-2000.

 

GENETIC GENEALOGY: CONNECTING ANCESTRY DNA TESTS TO FAMILY TREES – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Five Thursdays at Carnegie Library, May 17 to June 14, 2018. Conference Room, Pennsylvania Department, Third Floor, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main Branch (Oakland), 4400 Forbes Avenue. Each session leads to the next, so you should plan to attend all five sessions. Entire course is $35 for members of Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society and $50 for non-members. Registration is required, will be taken for the entire series only, and can only be made by calling 412-622-3154. Checks should be made payable to Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society and can be brought to the initial session on May 14.

 

MAY 18

DRAG QUEEN BINGO - Doors open 5 p.m. Eastgate Social Hall in Monessen. Games and entertainment begin at 6:30 p.m. BYOB, 50/50, Chinese auction, pull tab tickets. Light refreshments will be served. Benefits Ringgold Youth Athletic Association. Call or text Amy at 724-747-8213 for tickets.

MAY 19

INDOOR YARD SALE – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. St Mary’s Anglican Church, 6th and Lookout, Charleroi. Annual indoor yard sale and flea market. Luncheon items will be served with a bake sale also featured.

 

NATIONAL ROAD FESTIVAL - 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Bradford House Museum, 175 South Main Street, Washington. Free admission day at the museum, and both the 1788 stone house and the log kitchen cabin will be open for tours. Costumed interpreters will be demonstrating frontier crafts and skills such as weaving, cooking and hunting. There will be activities for children including writing with a quill pen and playing with 18th century toys. The gift shop, featuring Whiskey Rebellion-themed items and books, will be open. Street and public lot parking is free.

SPRING TEA – 2-4 p.m. Ringgold Middle School café, 2 Ram Drive, Monongahela. Presented by the Ringgold Harp Ensemble. Tickets are on sale in the main office of the middle school (724-258-2211).Tickets are $15 each and includes savories, treats and a lovely variety of teas. Bring your favorite teacup to use at our family friendly tea. Enhancing the afternoon will be beautiful harp music performed by the students of the Ringgold Harp Ensemble. Proceeds benefit the Harp Ensemble Scholarship Fund.

PLANT SALE – 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The annual Pleasant Hills Garden Club plant sale will be held at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building from 9 - 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room. For more information about the PHGC and their plant sale see our website at ww.plsthillspagardnclub.com.

OLDIES DANCE – 7-11 p.m. White Oak American Legion post #701, 2813 Capital St. in White Oak. Admission is still only $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.

CHICKEN and BISCUIT DINNER – 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Elizabeth Wesleyan Church, 205 Church St, Elizabeth. Includes mashed potatoes, coleslaw, cake, drink. Adults: $9. Children under 12: $4. For more info: 412-384-8868.

WITNESS THE ROYAL WEDDING AT THE RANGOS GIANT CINEMA – 6-11 a.m. Carnegie Science Center’s Rangos Giant Cinema. Guests will enjoy crystal-clear images, royal red carpet, a greeting by the “Queen’s Guard,” tea, mimosa bar, and British delicacies. Selfie backgrounds and crown-making stations. Tickets are $35 members/$40 for non-members. For more information and for tickets, visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org or call 412-237-3400.

 

PANCAKE and SAUSAGE BREAKFAST – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. The James Chapel Cemetery Association, 303 Stone Church Road, Finleyville. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-10. For more information, call 724-348-7454 or 412-337-4564.

 

FRIENDS OF SOUTH PARK GOLF OUTING – South Park Golf Course. The price of 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch and beer/beverage at turn, a full catered dinner and many skill and door prizes is $80 per golfer. Guests may join the golfers at the dinner for $30 per person. Deadline is May 4, 2018. Contact Sharon Adams at 412 897-2403 or sadams6528@verizon.net for more information and donations or Butch Adams at cradamsjr@verizon.net to set up your preferred tee times.

 

ST. GEORGE SPAGHETTI DINNER – 4 p.m. St. Pius X auditorium in Carrick at 2336 Brownsville Road.

Everyone is invited to join parishioners, alumni, family and friends of the former St. George Church and School and St. John Vianney to enjoy a spaghetti dinner, dessert, door prizes and raffles. Seating is limited! Call or email your reservation by May 1 at 412-502-5062 or savestgeorge@gmail.com. For details, visit www.stgeorgepreservationsociety.org. Proceeds benefit the St. George Church Preservation Society.

ERIC HUSSEY MEMORIAL CATFISH TOURNAMENT – 6:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. West Newton, Goehring Park (behind Giant Eagle). Come catch your prize, enter your 3 heaviest fish for a chance to win cash prizes. Smallest fish wins trophy. Separate entry for Lunker tournament. 2-pole limit. Price: $20 per person, $10 per child 12 and under. Pre-registration discount ends May 13. After May 13, price increases to $25 per person and $15 per child 12 and under. Register at eventbrite.com or www.erichusseymemorialfund.com. Enjoy raffles throughout the day, 50/50 and Chinese auction! All proceeds benefit the "A Gift from Eric" Eric Hussey Memorial Fund.

 

CAR CRUISE - 5-9 p.m. Thomas Presbyterian Church 1068 Linden Road Eighty Four. Even if you don’t have a classic car, come and enjoy some good food and hear some great tunes from our DJ.

MAY 20

FIBER, FABRIC AND FASHIONS– 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Oliver Miller Homestead, Located in Allegheny County's South Park on Stone Manse Dr. The process of making wool and linen cloths, spinning, weaving and quilts and cloth dying demonstrations. $2 admission. A show of 18th Century clothing is at 3 p.m. Visit olivermillerhomestead.org.

 

BINGO SOCIAL - Holy Family social hall, 2nd St., West Newton at 12:30 p.m. with the start of early birds. This is an all-paper Bingo and the $8 admission includes a packet of 20 cards, a progressive jackpot, a door prize chance, Red Ball, Bonsai and a delicious luncheon. Come on out and have some fun.

 

MON VALLEY COIN CLUB - 2 p.m. 303 Chamber Plaza in Charleroi. All members and the general public are invite. Program for this meeting is to be announced. Applications are now being accepted for membership. A 50/50 will be offered. Prizes awarded for kids. For additional information, call 724-984-6611.

 

PROM DANCE - 5-9 p.m. Brentwood VFW 3801 SR 51. If you missed your prom or would like to do it again, this is the place. Dress up in your old prom gown, fancy dress or one from the thrift store (many do this!), your tux or suit (all optional), and join us for a delightful dance. DJ/dance instructor Mark Peters will be giving a dance lesson at 5:30 p.m. For more info, call Denise: 412-519-3559. Admission: $10. Free parking, handicap-accessible, kitchen and bar open, door prizes. Everyone is welcome.

 

MAY 22

CLOTHES 4-U – 9 a.m. – noon. First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon. Open to the public. The clothing is free; patrons may give a free-will offering if they desire. Bags will be given to patrons when they come in to browse around. If there is a need at any other time, call the office to make an appointment. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing in good condition can call 724-929-4696 to make arrangements.

 

MAY 23

‘SAVING TWO LOCAL LOG HOUSES’ PRESENTATION – 7 p.m. Community Rooms of the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building, the West Jefferson Hills Historical Society invites its members and community members to attend a program which tells the story of how a Jefferson Hills couple saved two of its community’s original log homes. The couple responsible for this feat, Dale and Betty Graff, will give a fascinating account of their acquisition, dismantling, and reconstruction of two early frontier homes. By reusing the original logs, flooring, stone, and brick, the couple produced Oak Noggin, a lovely bed and breakfast nestled in the heart of Jefferson Hills.

 

JEFFERSON HILS DEMOCRATIC PARTY – 7 p.m. Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the May 28, 2018 Jefferson Hills Democratic Party meeting has been cancelled. The meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the Southland Panera restaurant. For more information, visit our website at www.jeffersonhillsdemocrats.com.

SOLID GOLD OLDIES DANCE – Hazelkirk American Legion from 7 – 10 p.m. For more information, call Geno at 724-710-5718.

MAY 24

MONONGAHELA AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAM - 7 p.m. in the parlor room of the 1st Presbyterian Church, 609 Chess Street, Monongahela. The brief members-only business meeting at 6:30 p.m. will precede the historical presentation: “Mystical Inca Ruins of Peru” by MAHS member Len Marracini . For more information, see our website at http://monongahelahistoricalsociety.com or find us on Facebook.

VETERAN LUNCHEON - Hosted by Naomi Outreach. Noon, at the Hibachi restaurant in Belle Vernon. Any veteran interested in attending call 724-929-5439 for more information.

MAY 25

OLDIES DANCE – 7-11 p.m. White Oak American Legion post #701, 2813 Capital St. in White Oak. Admission is still only $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.

 

MAY 26

10TH ANNUAL POOCH PARADE – 11 a.m. Monongahela. $5 registration fee. Registration at parking lot behind Angelo's on 3rd St. Costumes are optional but a prize will be awarded for the best one. Dog-related vendors, food booth, and Chinese auction.

 

REDEDICATION OF VETERANS HONOR ROLL - Cochran Mill Run Road. Hosted by Curry Veterans of Foreign War Post 1940. There will be a parade from the Broughton Fire Hall to the Honor Roll at 2 p.m. with ceremony to follow. We will take this day to honor all the Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

 

5K/2-MILE WALK – Registration begins at 8 a.m. Clairton Park swimming pool, Clairton. $20: Adult. $12: 17 and under; $25 and $15 after May 14. Run beings promptly at 9 a.m. Register at active.com or contact Rich Ford at 412-292-1272 or 412-215-6830. Stroller-friendly. No dogs/bikes. Supports The Unity Group of Clairton and scholarship fund.

 

MAY 27

FINLEYVILLE MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES - The American Legion Post 613 and The Mon Valley Honor Guard will hold services at the following locations: Stone Church Cemetery, 1 p.m., Saint Francis of Assisi, 1:15 p.m., Mingo Creek Cemetery, 1:30 p.m., Finleyville Cemetery, 1:45 p.m.

Finleyville Community Center, 2 p.m. (All times approximate). Refreshments will be served immediately after the Community Center ceremonies.

 

MAY 28

GOOD OL’ DAYS DECORATION DAY – 8:30 a.m. Belle Vernon American Legion Post 659 parking lot. 5th annual Memorial Day Bike Decorating Contest open to all patriotic Americans of all ages. Decorate their bikes, trikes, wagons, scooters, even wheelchairs. Call or text 724-331-3654 to register your entry or email your entry to: Melanie@Nostalgicguesthouse.com. Judging will take place at 9 a.m. with awards at the conclusion of the wreath laying and memorial service at the BV Cemetery. ALL participants will receive a free Dairy Queen ice cream cone that can be used at the North Belle Vernon Dairy Queen on Memorial Day.

 

ELIZABETH MEMORIAL DAY PARADE AND CEREMONIES - The Kastan Uveges VFW Post 7632, its Auxiliary and the Alonzo L. Weigle American Legion Post 553 will hold their Memorial Day parade and Ceremony in Elizabeth. The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the ceremony immediately following. Lineup forms at the corner of Third and Bayard Streets, continues down Third Street, and makes a left on Market Street. The ceremony will be held in the parking lot next to the Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Company bingo hall. For information, contact Kim Olcott at 412-384-2711.

 

MAY 31

EMPLOYMENT TOWN HALL MEETING – 6:30- 9 p.m. Hosted by Mon Valley NAACP, Unit #2274, Donora Library, 510 Meldon Avenue, Donora. Local NAACP members, along with personnel from Career Links and the Mon Valley Alliance, will be providing those who are seeking employment and those who would like to seek a better job with information on how to enhance your individual marketing skills.

JUNE 2

WEST NEWTON COMMUNITY YARD SALE - 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. rain or shine. Start your day at Vine St. Park and pick up your master yard sale list and map. Stop by the WNCF table where food, drinks and bake sale items are available for purchase! Sponsored by the West Newton Community Festival Committee. Questions? Contact Joyce at 412-720-9067. We will also be having a duck race down the river at 1 p.m. after the yard sale. Purchase your duck from any community festival member.

VENDOR AND CRAFT SHOW – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cokeburg Moose Social Hall, 38 Grant St., Cokeburg.

RUMMAGE SALE – 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 3725 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh.

 

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