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Places To Go



WOMEN’S CLUB OF JEFFERSON HILLS – 6:30 p.m., Dinner meeting at Ciccanti Italian Ristorante, Jefferson Hills, PA. Presentation of the Scholarship to a Thomas Jefferson High School Senior Student. There will be no meetings in June, July and August. Meetings will resume on September 4, 2019, at the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building. Membership is open to all residents of Jefferson Hills, as well as the surrounding communities. Guests are welcome to all meetings. For further information please call, 412-384-3318 or 412-655-4224. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM at the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building.


MAY DAY TEA AND FLORAL DESIGN – 6:00 p.m., tea and snacks; 6:30 p.m., floral arranging. Healthy Habits Training Center, Greater Washington County Food Bank, 909 National Pike West Brownsville, PA 15417. Bring your best friend, mom, sisters, dad or brothers, neighbors and any other family member and a handful of flowers for an evening of arranging, tea drinking, swapping, ribbon tying, floral themed snacks and bonding over bouquets! Prizes for the Best Spring Bonnet/Hat! You bring the flowers and we will supply floral tape, lace, ribbons and more. RSVP a must! call Jodi at 724-632-2190 x 115. All ages welcomed! $15 per person. Couple and group discounts available.



MONESSEN PUPPYUPWALK  – 5:00 p.m., Hoss's Steak and Sea House - Finley Road, Belle Vernon, PA 15012. Meeting and fundraiser at Hoss's. This event is open to anyone interested in planning the 2019 walk or showing support for the cause. For additional information, you may contact Randall Marino at 724-493-8305 or visit our website at Follow us on Facebook at PuppyUp-Monessen. Any help is greatly appreciated.

MAY 2-4, 5, 9-11


THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - May 2-4 at 8 pm, May 5 at 2 pm, and May 9-11 at 8 pm. $21 - $22.50, $14 for children. For tickets and information: or (724)745-6300. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Allegheny Health Network is the presenting sponsor for this production.



SOUTH HILLS CHILDREN’S CHOIR - “KEEP CALM AND SING ON!” - 7:00 p.m., Beverly Heights Presbyterian, Mt. Lebanon.  Along with these Anglophile favorites, great Americana music will be highlighted, such as “Banjo Pickin’ Girl” featuring George Willis - head of WVU percussion, Elise Feagley - of Pittsburgh CLO orchestra, and Ben Chidester - a local banjo player.  A raffle to raise funds for choristers attending a choral festival in the UK.


FRIDAY NIGHT PRAISE – 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela.  Call 724-258-7054 for more information. All are welcome.

MAY 3, 4, 5


ELIZABETH FORWARD AREA COMMUNITY CHORUS SPRING SHOW ‘RISE UP’ – May 3&4 7:30 p.m., May 5 3:00 p.m., Elizabeth Forward high school on Weigles  Hills Rd in Elizabeth Township. There is a variety of songs involving the whole chorus, small groups, duets, solos and of course the Chorus children.  Songs from Hamilton, Les Miserable and many other shows, Oldies and new numbers will be performed for you to enjoy. Tickets, available at the door, are $8-$10 or in advance at a discount. Call 412-751-0526 or see any Chorus member.  A portion of the proceeds benefit a local charity. Please bring canned goods or paper products to the concert for the local food pantry.


VINTAGE TO VOUGE OPEN HOUSE - Spring Open House, Fri & Sat 10-5; Sun 12-4; 502 Valleybrook Road, McMurray, PA. New Upscale Fashion Accessories, Apparel, home décor and upscale consignments. Special promotions, refreshments, raffles. For more info, visit or call 724-941-4040


MAY 3-5 & 10-12


MON RIVER ARTS PRESENTS ‘GYPSY’ - Friday and Saturday May 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7:30 p.m., Sun May 5 and 12 at 2 p.m., Grand Theatre 207 S 2nd Ave Elizabeth, PA 15037. Reserved seating. Tickets $16 for adults, $14 for students and seniors. For tickets call 412-405-8425, email, or purchase online at



PAMPERED PAWS POP UP VENDOR EVENT - 1-4:00 p.m., St. Louise de Marillac, Upper St. Clair. $20 at door. Artisan vendors, Live music, adoptable pets from Washington Area Humane Society, Food & Drinks, Raffle Baskets. All money raised is for the medical care of animals at the Washington Area Humane Society. Visit to learn more.

ST VALENTINE WOMEN’S GUILD ANNUAL FLEA MARKET – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Frawley Hall. Good buys, a delicious lunch, and homemade baked goods. Over 70 tables and free admission.


FRIENDS OF SOUTH PARK MOTHER’S DAY PLANT SALE – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Home Economics Building. Hanging baskets, patio containers, and flats of annuals will be available for pre-order beginning in March on the Friends of South Park website. Includes locally grown perennials and a variety of speakers. All proceeds benefit the enhancement of South Park. For more information please contact Carolyn Savikas at or


SPRING CAR CRUISE - Elizabeth PA, 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.   Enjoy music from DJ Charlie Brown, dash plaques, trophies, and giveaways.  $6 entry fee to be eligible for prizes and awards. All makes and models of cars and motorcycles are welcome. The town's restaurants and shops will be open along Main, Market, Plum streets and surrounding parking lots. There will be parking available at the lot behind the fire hall, and you can also utilize the barge area located on the river. Rain Date will be May 11. For more information please contact James Sprites at 412-897-7475 or


CRAFTERS FOR WISHES - 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., VFW Post 803 911 N. State St. Clairton, PA. Open to the Public. Over 25 crafters and vendors for you to shop. Proceeds benefit Make A Wish.


NIGHT AT THE RACES – doors open 6:00 p.m. races at 7:00 p.m., Holy Trinity Hall, 529 Grant Ave., Ext, West Mifflin, PA. Held by Knights of Columbus Charity Council 4210. Admission is $10.00 in advance, $15 at door. BYOB & LIGHT BUFFET will be included. 50 / 50 Raffle and other game of chance raffle tickets. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets, a horse for $5.00 or sponsoring a race for $25.00, please call David Palcsey @ 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. Please Include a self-addressed stamped envelope.


MOTHER’S DAY TEA – 12:30 p.m., Clubhouse in the Arboretum and Rose Garden 1400 Pinoak Dr. McKeesport, Pa. 15132.  Held by The Garden Club of McKeesport. $20 per person and reservations are required - Deadline is April 19, 2019.  Call 412-872-4321. See web site for more information such as menu. -


SPRING GARDEN FLOWER SALE – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Home Economics Building, 2050 Buffalo Drive, S. Park, PA. Variety of colorful flowers including hanging and patio baskets for sun or shade, combination herb baskets: Italiano, Mediterranean Delight, Mexicana and Tea Lover's. Locally grown. Master Gardeners from Phipp's Conservatory will be on hand to answer questions. Presentations on Park Resource Management & Volunteer Opportunities,  South Park Restoration Projects, How to Plant a Wildflower Meadow and the Care of Annuals and Perennials. All proceeds from this sale will be used to enhance and restore South Park. Please visit for more information or contact Carolyn Savikas at 412-714-3936,


PANCAKE BREAKFAST – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 303 Stone Church Rd, Finleyville, PA. The James Chapel Cemetery Association will be holding a Pancake & Sausage Breakfast. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.


BOOK AND FURNITURE SALE – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., St. Emma Monastery, 1001 Harvey Avenue, Greensburg. For more info or directions, visit


BENEFIT TRAP SHOOT – 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Ellsworth Sportsmen Club,20 Ten Mile Ln, Scenery Hill, PA. All shooters and non shooters welcome. This is a family event. $5 entry fee that includes food! Proceeds go towards scholarships & helping families in local and nearby communities. The event is hosted by the Kyle Lives On foundation. The foundation is in honor of a young 18-year old man who died last March in a car accident. For more info, please visit, you can also find us on Facebook: Kyle Lives On Foundation.


DERBY DAY AT AMULET FARM -   3-7:00 p.m. Amulet Farm, 550 Rostraver Rd, Belle Vernon. $20 admissions, limted tickets available. Beer/wine, food trucks, mint juleps, live auction of large prizes including destination weekends, 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction, legal games of chance, watch the race live on a 15 ft jumbotron, cash prizes. DJ Sean Ater of Galiffa Productions. Best hat competition. CSC Insurance Options is the official sponsor of Derby Day. All proceeds go to the BVA Charitable Fund. For more information or advance tickets: 724-929-2300,


RYSE PRO WRESTLING – doors open 7:00 p.m., Bell time 7:30 p.m., The Stronghold Arena, Former Cinema at the Laurel Mall, Connellsville. Advanced tickets $12 at General Admission at the door: $15. Children under 12: $8.


SPAGHETTI DINNER – 4-7:00 p.m., Community of Christ Church, 100 Johnson Hollow Rd., Fayette City, PA 15438. Includes Spaghetti/Meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Take out is available. Adults $8.00, Child (ages 3-12) $6.00, Under 2 - free. There will also be a basket raffle.


BARK FOR LIFE – 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., South Park Fairground Museum Building, located in South Park Township. This year’s theme is the Wizard of Oz.  The Bark for Life event is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer, and to honor cancer survivors.  This is a fun filled day starting with an opening ceremony, a walk, canine demonstrations, contests, games, and lots of vendors. Support of the Bark for Life helps the American Cancer Society save lives, and that helps the American Cancer Society move closer to the ultimate goal of a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Please join us for a fun filled event!  You may register for the event at:


WSO ‘BACK TO BROADWAY’ CONCERT - 8 p.m. at Trinity High School. Tickets start at just $17 and can be purchased online at, by calling 1-888-71-TICKETS. Or call 724-223-9796 and leave a message for appointment). Tickets are also available at the door. For further information about the symphony, visit or connect with the WSO on Facebook: washsymphony


DISCUSSION PROGRAM: FAMILY SEPARATION AT THE BORDER: ITS IMPACT ON PITTSBURGH, A ‘WELCOMING CITY. Hosted by the Battle of Homestead Foundation. 1:30 pm, at the Historic Pump House, 880 E. Waterfront Dr., Munhall, PA 15210. Admission is free. For more information, see


SPRING VENDOR FAIR – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Scott Township Municipal Building. Join us for a variety of vendors, food truck, 50/50, auction items and more! For vendor information, please visit our website at, Calendar of Events, or contact Heidi Nevala at Benfits Scott Township Public Library.


NIGHT AT THE RACES – Sponsored by the Bethel Park Chamber. Library Fire Hall, doors open at 5:30 PM for a great buffet with free beer and setups.  The horse racing begins at 6:30 PM. Wear your own Derby hat or bonnet creation and join the ‘parade of hats’ at 6:15 PM. Prizes will be given.  Enjoy a night of fun, cheer your own horse on to victory, browse the raffle table and bring your own table of guests for the party. Cost for this great evening is $25 a person.  You can bring your own bottle and snacks if you prefer. Tickets are limited. Register early at or call 412-595-8361. Information for your horses is also online.



PETERS TOWNSHIP DEMOCRACTIC CANDIDATE FORUM - Candidates on the Democratic ballot for the upcoming primary election will be speaking at a forum in Peters Township on Sunday, May 5. Speakers include candidates for the Court of Common Pleas, county commissioners, county row offices, and Peters Township school board. All registered Democrats are eligible to vote in the primary on Tuesday, May 21. If you’re not familiar with the candidates who will be on the ballot, be sure to attend the forum, which is being hosted by the Peters Township Democratic Committee. E-mail with questions and for time and location information.



DUTCH CLUB MONDAY NIGHT CAR CRUISE – 6-9:00 p.m., 5027 Doyle Road, off Streets Run Road, starting Monday May 6th, 2019. Giveaway prizes, good food and adult beverages. Music by D.J. Babe (The Emperor) and The Wax Brothers (Matt and Jeff). One Of The Areas Best Car Shows.

MAY 7, 14, 21, 28


WEEKLY TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO - Doors open at 6:00 p.m., 7:15 p.m. "Early Bird" games and 7:30 p.m. for the regular bingo.  St. Francis of Assisi Church Finley Hall. Admission is $6.00 for 20 regular games and 5 specials.  

MAY 7 & 14


CLOTHES 4-U - The First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon will be open to the public on Tuesday, May 7th and Tuesday, May 14th from 9:00 a.m. to NOON.  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, 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.

MAY 7 & 19


OPEN HOUSE TOURS OF THE HISTORIC WRIGHT HOUSE AND LOG CABIN – Tuesday, May 7 6-8:00 p.m. & Sunday, May 19 1-3:00 p.m. Enoch Wright House, Venetia Road, Peters Township. Docents from the Peters Creek Historical Society will take you through both historic structures and explain the history of the Wright family, the architecture of the structures and what life was like in the early 1800s in Peters Township.  Admission is free; donations welcomed.



CHARLEROI LODGE #615 FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS – 7:30 p.m.,. regular stated meeting, Masonic Hall located at the corner of 7th and McCain in Charleroi, PA.  Program for this meeting to be announced, For more information call 724-984-6611.


DINNER FOR A DOLLAR - 5:00-7:00 p.m., Community of Christ, 3472 South Park Road, Bethel Park PA 15102. (We are located between Drake Road and Sunset Dr.) Enjoy a spaghetti dinner, and help your budget too.  We will be serving delicious spaghetti, mouth-watering bread and rolls, fresh garden salad, and luscious desserts. We accept donations of $1. per person or $3 per family. This is humbly accepted, but not required.  No reservations needed. No take out will be available. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, call Debbie @ 412-833-6357. All future dinners are held the second Thursday of each month except July and December. We are now accepting used eyeglasses and cases to help those in need.


LUNCH AND SHOW - The West Newton Center for Active Adults will host Mark and Donna Groom for the Lunch and Show on Thursday May 9. Tickets are $5 (lunch donations may be made at the center). Lunch includes stuffed cabbage, whipped potatoes, carrots, and sliced peaches. The ticket price does not include lunch donations (which is a $2 donation per person for those 60 years of age or older, or a required $3.33 charge for those 59 years of age or younger). Lunch will begin at 12:00 PM with the show to follow thereafter. We are limited to 64 seats for the show so please call (724) 872-4976 to reserve your seat!

MAY 10


GOLDEN TRIANGLE DECORATIVE PAINTERS WATERCOLOR CLASS - Sandra Camarota, local watercolor artist, will be teaching a class May 18 -19, and  watch for details for June 28-30 class with Cherl Rol, National Known Teacher, teaching three oil class. For more information on classes, call Cindie at 724-222-7449.


WEST NEWTON COMMUNITY SINGERS – 7:30 p.m.,  West Newton Presbyterian Church, West Newton, PA. Spring concernt, under the direction of Rick Carson and Lauren Cross Accompanis. Features music that includes composers Hans Leo Hassler, Joseph Martin, Martin Shaw and Freddie Mercury. Music from the Baroque period up till present  day. “Appalachian Folk Songs”, Gospel and Sacred Songs and a Medley honoring our Armed Services. Tickets are available from any member or from State Farm Insurance Agency in West Newton. Advance tickets are $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information call  724-872-6093.


MARBILL DIAMONDS & JEWELRY SALE – Monongahela Valley Hospital, ECC, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sponsored by the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc.  A variety of jewelry items including earrings, chains and bracelets are available for purchase.


MAY 10 - 11


SPRING RUMMAGE SALE - Friday, May 10 (9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sat, May 11, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Spencer United Methodist Church, 117 Spencer Ave., Pittsburgh 15227.Spring/summer clothes, small appliances, kitchenware, bedding/linens, jewelry, pictures/frames, games/puzzles, toys, holiday decorations, etc.

Bring a friend or two. You never know what treasure you may find. For more info, 412-881-4000


MAY 11


HIGHMARK WALK FOR A HEALTHY COMMUNITY, LIFESPAN TEAM—7:45 a.m. Registration, 9:00 a.m. 5K Walk, 9:15 a.m.  One Mile Fun Walk. Stage AE, Northshore, Pittsburgh. Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield underwrites the cost of this event—all nonprofits participating receive 100% of the donations they raise.  A portion of the money raised will go towards updating LifeSpan’s website. If you, your family, friends or neighbors have benefited from LifeSpan’s Programs and Resources for Seniors, please consider a donation today or join us at the walk.  You can donate through the Highmark Walk website at or send your donation made payable to LifeSpan, Inc. to LifeSpan at 314 East 8th Avenue, Homestead, PA 15120—and note walk donation in the memo section. For more information or to donate, please contact Mike Dunn at 412-464-1300 x-145


WINE AND CHEESE EVENT – 7-9:30 p.m., Greenhouse Winery in Rillton. Sponsored by Holy Family Parish in West Newton. There will be 5 wines and 5 cheeses to taste along with basket raffles.  Only 120 tickets at $20 each are available. Call 724 256-6042 for tickets and more information. Treat your special woman to a night out for Mothers Day.


LINE DANCE / OLDIES DANCE FUNDRAISER – doors open 6:00 p.m., instruction at 6:30 p.m., dance is 7-11:00 p.m., Canonsburg Elks, 600 Ridge Avenue, Canonsburg, PA. Tickets $15 for 1 or $25 for 2, includes chips, pretzels, desserts and coffee.  Cash bar, DJ Ralph Trilli. Contact Linda Caputo for tickets 724-263-4369 or All proceeds go to Fix 'ur Cat (Low Cost Spay & Neuter of Washington County)


MARC’S 11TH ANNUAL POOCH PARADE - Registration starts at 10am and parade at 11am. Registration will be held in Lot #3 on 3rd St, Monongahela behind Angelo's II. Come Walk Your Dog Down Monongahela's Main Street! Registration is $5. Prizes in various catagories, vendors and food in Chess Park. All dogs must be current on rabies vaccine. Anyone needing more information can contact Corrina Withrow at 724-263-4101


TREEHAVEN GARDEN CLUB - 8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., South Park Shops in Bethel Park. Club members will be selling homegrown perennials, beautiful hanging baskets and unique gift baskets – all great gifts for Mother's Day. It's a good opportunity to get a special gift and some gardening advice from seasoned gardeners.  Treehaven Garden Club has been operating continuously in Bethel Park for 62 years.


MATHNASIUM OPEN HOUSE -  Mathnasium of Mt. Lebanon will host an open house on May 11 from 3-5 PM.  Parents are invited to visit and experience the unique approach that helps math make sense to every child.  Mathnasium will open its doors to all who want to see just how the Mathnasium Method™ works. All families are invited to learn more about how Mathnasium has cracked the code to teaching children math in a way that really makes sense. Mathnasium offers kids in kindergarten–12th grade fun and effective after-school math programs.  Additionally, Mathnasium offers kids who are already good at math the chance to accelerate even further, challenging them to work their math muscles and become all-stars. For more information call 412-213-8696, e-mail, or visit the website


SPRING UNIQUE FLEATIQUE & CRAFT SHOW - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Rehoboth Presbyterian Church, 442 Rehoboth Rd, Belle Vernon, PA 15012, Lots or crafter and vendors for you to shop. Food, Bake Sale

and a Chinese Auction, Fundraiser for Rehoboth Deacons Missions. For more info contact: Carolyn Clark @ 724-366-2518 or Colleen Ress @ 724-326-4170.


PENN STATE MASTER GARDENERS ANNUAL PLANT SALE – 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., blue shed, Washington County Fairgrounds parking lot off Old Hickory Ridge Road, Washington. The parking lot is east of the main fairgrounds entrance at 2151 North Main Street, Washington. A large selection of low cost, healthy flower and vegetable plants will be on sale.Featuring flowering annuals and perennials along with garden vegetable plants and hanging flower baskets. For more information contact Laura Delatch at Penn State Extension office, 724-228-6881.


CAR CRUISE – 5-9:00 p.m., Thomas Presbyterian Church, 1068 Linden Road in Eighty Four, PA. Car Cruise dates this summer: May 11, May 25, June 22, July 6, July 20, and August 3.  Join us for good food and great tunes spun by DJ Judy.


SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL MONTHLY WORK PARTY – 9:00 a.m. Volunteers will meet at the Brownsville Extension parking area (trail MP 37.5). This month’s project will be clearing a cross drain near MP37.8 (as always, weather permitting).


BALDWIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY CAR CRUISE – 12-4:00 p.m., Baldwin Borough Building, 3344 Churchview Ave., 15227.Music, refreshments, Dash Plaques and Trophies to be awarded. This is a fund raiser for the log house which will be open for touring.   Registration is free but your donations are most welcome.

For more information, find us on Facebook or call Pat Lombardi at 412-882-9986.


BLESSING OF THE BIKES – 9:00 a.m. Registration, Blessing starting at 10:00 a.m., Fells United Methodist Church, 1268 Fells Church Road, Rostraver Township, PA 15012. For more information please contact the church office at 724-379-4502.


GBU COMMUNITY SHRED-IT DAY – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., GBU Parking Lot (behind building) Corner Route 51 and Brownsville Road. People may have their confidential documents destroyed on site, free of charge, for a donation of non-perishable can goods to benefit a local food bank.


OLDIES DANCE – 7-11:00 p.m., White Oak American Legion Post #701,2813 Capital St. in White Oak, PA. Admission is still only $5 per person. All proceeds benefit veterans programs. A 50/50 will be offered. Music from the 50s and early 60s by Candy and Mike.

MAY 13


PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB MAY – 12:30 p.m.,  Community Room at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building, 410 E. Bruceton Road in Pleasant Hills. Program is "All About Roses." The speaker for the May meeting will be Mr. Bill Dorn of the Rose Society. Non-members are welcome to attend the meeting. The Pleasant Hills Garden Club is accepting new members.

MAY 14


NORTH BELLE VERNON STREETSCAPE PRESENTATION – 5:30 p.m., NBV Community Bank Park. It will be the immediate plans, mid range plans, and long term plans all in different phases, providing info on the other projects  as well that that will eventually tie together supporting our business section.


ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY - 6:30 p.m., Old Fells Methodist Church, 800 Fells Road, Rostraver Twp., PA. 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 FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL – 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 obtained on the Montour Trail web site  Questions may be directed to

MAY 15


DEMOCRATIC MEETING – 8:00 p.m., South Park Community Room, 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park, PA, 15129. Open to the public.

MAY 16


THE RETIRED MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP – 12:00 p.m., Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road, Pleasant Hills. Event speaker is Therese Rocco, the first woman assistant police chief in the city of Pittsburgh. She will talk about her role as assistant police chief as well as her career in the missing persons unit. Although retired, she recently helped solve the cold case of a missing child. Her career started at age 19 as a clerk in law enforcement and spanned almost 50 years. She has written a book about her experiences and the book may be purchased following her presentation. Cost is $8, payable at the door. The Men’s Group is non-denominational. Please reserve lunch by calling the church office at (412) - 655- 2000, option 0.


HEROES OF ARLINGTON – 7:30 p.m., Greenock United Methodist Church, 1213 Greenock Buena Vista Road, Elizabeth Township. Tomb Guard leads talk. Twenty one steps and pivot, David Mahlstedh repeated this throughout his eight-hour shift as a Tomb Guard at the Tomb of the Unkowns in Arlington National Cemetery. The repetitive action alludes to the 21-gun salute, the highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary. He will give a slide presentation about this historic cemetery that bears witness to our American heritage and sacrifice of men and women in U. S. uniforms.  


JOB FAIR - Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Avenue.  3:00 - 8:00 PM. Sponsored by The Bethel Park Chamber and the Bethel Park Industrial Park Business Association. Employers from all fields from retail to the trades will be available.  There are cur jobs in the trades currently open. There are employment opportunities available with flexibility, benefits, part time/full time, on- the-Job training and classroom training available if needed.  Good salaries and free parking. Call 412-595-8361 for more information.

MAY 17


THIRD ANNUAL JOEY FABUS NIGHT AT THE RACES – Doors open at 7:00 p.m., Bethel Park Community Center. Races start at 7:30 p.m. with approximately 10 races with 10 horses in each. Buy and name your own horse for $10. Winning owner for each race wins $40. Must be 21 years or older. Cost is $20 per person and includes Food, Beer, and Mixers. B.Y.O.B. There will be Door Prizes, 50/50 Raffles and Auction prizes. For more information contact David Fabus at 412-758-1121 or or Look for our Facebook event Joey Fabus Night at the Races. All proceeds benefit the Joey Fabus Childhood Cancer Foundation. To make a donation to the Joey Fabus Childhood Cancer Foundation please visit

MAY 18


PLANT SALE – 9-11:30 a.m. – Community Room, Pleasant Hills Borough Building, 410 E. Bruceton Road, Pleasant Hills. Held by Pleasant Hills Garden Club.


ST. GEORGE SPAGHETTI DINNER II - 4:00 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 & School and St. John Vianney to enjoy dinner, fellowship, door prizes & raffles. St. George Family & supporters are encouraged to spread the word. Seating is limited! Please call or email your reservation ASAP! 412-502-5062 or For details, please visit Proceeds benefit the St. George Church Preservation Society


FLEA MARKET / BAKE SALE - Round Hill Presbyterian Church, 2150 Round Hill Church Road, Elizabeth, PA. 8am - 2pm.  Household items, small furniture, and toys as well as sweets and treats. 


INDOOR FLEA MARKET - Jefferson United Presbyterian Church, 716 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills, PA
9 am to 2 pm. Clothing, household items, children's items, miscellaneous. Light breakfast and lunch available. Handicap accessible. 412-653-4797


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


A ROARING GOOD TIME, MVH BLACK-TIE GALA - Wyndam Grand Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. The gala is the Monongahela Valley Hospital’s largest fundraiser and each year exemplary individuals are celebrated for their commitment to excellence with the Dimensions in Performance Awards. This year’s theme, “A Roaring Good Time,” is a prohibition era-style event based on the excitement and elegance of the 1920s. The event will feature themed cocktails, live music and a mini casino. For more information or to purchase tickets for Gala 31, contact Melissa Marion, director, The Monongahela Valley Hospital Foundation, at 724-258-1855 or visit


GOLF OUTING – 9:00 a.m., South Park Golf Course. Deadline, May 4. Eighth annual golf outing held by the Friends of South Park. 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 still only $80.00 per golfer! Guests may join the golfers at the dinner for 30.00 per person.  The dinner will be held at the Spreading Oak Building on East Park Drive. The outing is a scramble with the first tee time at 9:00 a.m. The foursome with the lowest score will play for free next year! Your business can be advertised at each hole or green for 100.00 and a sign will be placed at your designated hole or green. Pay pal is up and running if you wish to donate or pay for your golf on our website: or Facebook: Friends of South Park-Allegheny County Parks. Contact Sharon Adams at 412 897-2403, for more information and donations or: Butch Adams at to set up your preferred tee times.


FLEA MARKET - 9:00 a.m. -2:00 pm, South Side Presbyterian Church, S. 20th and Sarah Streets. We are accepting applications for table reservations...the fee is $15 for an 8ft table. Set-up is available on Friday, May 17 between 5-8 and on Saturday morning. Kitchen will be open for lunch. This is a well attended event. Call Rhonda 412-882-1196 for more information.


CAR SHOW – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., The Epiphany of our Lord Church,  44 Pennsylvania Ave., Monessen, PA. 15062. The first 100 participants will receive a dash plaque. All participants will receive a personalized photo of their vehicle and a complementary gift. Door prizes will be available. The best in show trophy to be decided by all car show participants. Also a 50/50 raffle and a Chinese auction will be available. A disc jockey will provide the music The cost is $10 per vehicle. Rain date is Sunday May 19 at 12:00 PM.  All cars motorcycles and trucks are welcome. For more information call 724-777-3328.


INDOOR FLEA MARKET – 8 AM – 2 PM.  VFW Post 1409, Monongahela (Black Diamond).  Reserve Tables for $5. Call 724-258-3013.


8TH ANNUAL RAISE YOUR VOICE FESTIVAL – 12-7:00 p.m., Schooner Youth Center, 701 Schoonmaker Ave. Monessen. Presented by Monessen Communities That Care, Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Commission, and the Mon Valley Opioid Coalition. The event is sponsored in part by, ArcelorMittal Monessen and Monessen/Rostraver Rotary. The event will feature local music, artists, and vendors. Proceeds made from the event will go toward the Monessen Communities That Care Youth Council Scholarship Fund. The Youth Council is made up of Monessen High School Students, who are leaders amongst their peers. They participate in career and skill building, youth delinquency prevention, leadership development, and are advocates for healthy youth development in the community. Monessen Communities That Care is a 501(c)(3) and has been in operation since 2001.

MAY 19


MEET YOUR ELECTED OFFICIAL DAY – 5-7:00 p.m., North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park. Senator Patrick Stefano will be our guest speaker for the Day. Legislator Bud Cook will speak about our Mon - Yough rivers Region becoming unified, a project he is spearheading. All BVA candidates for school director have been invited to speak for 5 minutes. Also on hand will be our own State Rep and a candidate for Westmoreland County Judge, Justin Walsh to speak to us, as well as Westmoreland County Commissioner Ted Kopas. And more!


BUNCO MANIA PARTY – 1:00 p.m., Finley Hall, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Finleyville, PA. Held by the Columbiettes of St. Francis of Assisi Church. Cost will be $15 per person. A light lunch will be served.  There will also be a Chinese Auction and door prizes. Call Kathy Folz at 724-348-0504 for more information and to reserve a table.


MONTHLY BINGO – Early birds start at 12:30 p.m., Holy Family Parish, West Newton. New and improved bingo: 15 regular games paying $30 each and 3 specials paying $50 each.  The more who play, the more we will pay. There is also an open kitchen which offers hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, nachos, chips and beverages. Oh, and don’t forget the Bonzai and Jackpot games which are increasing in value.  We also have a great time with instant games of chance. Admission is only $15 for the 15 regular games paper boards.


DANCE PARTY – 6-10:00 p.m., Crystal Ballroom, 23 Third Avenue in Herminie.  Held by the West Newton Lions. Dust off your dancing shoes, it is time to party! Free dance lesson by David Vint at the DJ TK spinning the sounds from the 50's, 60's, 70's and Top 40.  If you like to line dance, swing dance, ballroom or free style, TK takes all requests! Only $10.00 and it is a B.Y.O.B. event. Refreshments and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Call Mary - 724.972.3779 to reserve your tickets.  Make checks payable to West Newton Lions, mail check to: Chuck Bobich, Treasurer, 551 Turkeytown Road, West Newton, PA 15089. Tickets will be reserved for pick-up at door. Doors open at 5:30 P.M. Must be 21 or older to attend!

MAY 20


ROSTRAVER SPORTSMEN ASSOCIATION – 7:30 p.m., 539 Cedar Creek Rd., Belle Vernon, PA. All members are encouraged to attend. Applications are now being accepted for membership.    For more information call 724-984-6611.

MAY 21


FARM TO TABLE DINNER BENEFITING COMPASSION CARE INITIATIVE PARTNERS - The Barn at Ike’s Place, 80 Ikes Rd, Amity, PA 15311.  Hosted by the Washington Area Humane Society. Visit to learn more.


ELECTION DAY SPAGHETTI DINNER – Noon -7:00 p.m., Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church, Rt 88 & Mingo Church Rd, Finleyville, PA. Dinner includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. $10.00 adults, children age 12 and under $7.00. Takeouts are welcome and containers provided. May call ahead day of dinner 724-348-5278.


ELECTION DAY LUNCHEON – 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., First Church of God, 157 N Second St West Newton, PA. Handicapped ramp on right side of church and elevator.  Serving soup, sandwiches, salads, desserts, drinks. Call 724-872-7467 for take out, we will deliver. Delicious home made food.


AUTHOR TODD DEPASTINO, PRESENTS WWII VETERANS – 7:00 p.m., Library Fire Hall, South Park, PA. Hosted by South Park Historical Society. Join in remembering some of these brave men and women.

MAY 22


MONESSEN COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE  - 1-5:30 p.m., Senior Community Center (Knights of Columbus Hall), 1925 Grande Blvd., Monessen, PA. Be a part of the Lifesaving cause. Please schedule an appointment – walk-ins tend to have a longer wait. For an appointment, please visit Use sponsor code: MonessenSCC or call 1-800—RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). You can also sign up with Miriam.


MONONGAHELA AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY – 6:30 P.M., Chapel of the 1st Presbyterian  Church, 609 Chess Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. Enter through the Sixth Street side of the building. The brief members-only business meeting then historical presentation:  "Sixty Fifth Anniversary of the Monongahela Pony League Team (1954) winning the Pony League World Championship." Retired Ringgold High School Social Studies and Coach, Scott Frederick, will speak.   For more information see below and our website and Facebook page.


WEST JEFFERSON HILLS HISTORICAL SOCIETY  - 7:00 p.m., Community Room of the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building, 925 Old Clairton Road. “Over 125 years later, the Homestead Strike of 1892 retains its capacity to shock. It was a defining event which revealed in the starkest terms the respective strength of labor and management in America in the 1890's." The WJHHS is pleased to invite its members and community members to attend its program, "The Battle of Homestead," in May. Jerry Fitzgibbon, volunteer at Rivers of Steel Heritage Area and docent at the Pump House on the site of the 1892 Battle, will present this riveting account of local history. Mr. Fitzgibbon's role at Rivers of Steel and his position on the Board of the Battle of Homestead Foundation make him eminently qualified to chronicle such an engaging historical event. It promises to be an entertaining evening for all in attendance.

MAY 23


STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL – 4-7:00 p.m., Sewickley Grange, Greensburg Pike, West Newton, PA. Held by the First Church of God , of West Newton, PA. Pulled Pork sandwiches, macaroni salads, jello salads, desserts, drinks.  Our annual event is very well attended and the food is always homemade and delicious. For help or directions 724-872-7467


BOOTS, BOOZE, AND BBQ -  4:00-7:00 p.m., Enjoy wine, beer, moonshine tastings, and more - as you dine on a dinner of BBQ favorites. Tickets are $25 per person and proceeds benefit the John K Tener Library, Charleroi. For more information including ticket purchase, please call Tammy at 724-231-4304 or Mary 724-207-3506. Tickets can also be purchased at the library.

MAY 23 - 24


MASQUERADE JEWELRY SALE -  Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon Valley Hospital, ECC.  Shop at the Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale sponsored by the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc.  A variety of jewelry items including earrings, chains and bracelets are available for purchase.

MAY 28

JEFFERSON HILLS DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE – 7-9:00 p.m., Large Meeting Room, Jefferson Hills Borough Building.  Meetings are open to the public. For information on our activities, please visit our website at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram under @jhdemocrats.


MAY 29


“YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN” CEREMONY – 6:00 p.m., Monongahela Aquatorium. Following recent return of Korean War veteran remains, our 2019 ceremony reminds us to also honor those giving the ultimate sacrifice while in POW/MIA status. Local veterans in period dress include Knap's Battery and Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Mon Valley Honor Guard will provide military salute. Held by the Starkweather Circle Ladies G.A.R.


CREATING A VISION FOR A GOOD LIFE: SAFETY IN YOUR COMMUNITY – 7-9:00 p.m., St. David’s Episcopal Church, 905 E. McMurray Rd., Venetia, PA 15367. Learn practical strategies to increase safety in the community; Use LifeCourse Framework to make a safety plan; Develop and/or identify supports from a variety of resources. Supported by the PA Office of Developmental Programs. Please submit all requests for needed accommodations and/or alternate formats at the time of registration at least3 weeks prior to the scheduled session. Please RSVP to Sue Schmidt by emailing or calling 724-747-9962




ROSTRAVER LIBRARY GOLF OUTING - 8:00 a.m. registration, shotgun start 9:00 a.m., Cedarbrook Golf Course. The cost is $100 per player / $400 per foursome, and singles and twosomes are welcome! Registration includes 18 holes (Scramble), golf cart, hot dog & drink at the turn, buffet dinner, and door prize. Prizes are awarded to first place foursome, and singles and doubles will be combined into foursome. Please register and pay at Rostraver Public Library. Visit us at and social media to check out all of our programs.


MIGHTY WURLITZER CONCERT – 7:30 p.m., Keystone Oaks Auditorium,  1000 Kelton Ave., Dormont, PA. Door open 6:45 p.m., free parking available adjacent just off McNeilly Road. The Pittsburgh Area Theatre Organ Society maintains the Pittsburgh area’s only Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ still operating in a public venue.  The PATOS mission is to keep the unique sounds of the theatre organ alive in Pittsburgh by presenting the instrument regularly throughout the year. Theatre Organist Clark Wilson, a Pittsburgh favorite, will include concert selections, plus Clark’s live accompaniment to two Laurel & Hardy silent comedy shorts. Tickets: or at the  Admission is $15 in advance, or $20 at the door.  Students are free with ID.



TOP GOLF PARTY DAY BENEFITS NBV COMMUNITY BANK PARK – 2-5:00 p.m., Top Golf, located directly off interstate 70 in Bridgeville, PA. Skilled and non-skilled golfers alike are invited to join the party. Cost is $90/golfer or partier and includes: open BBQ and soft drinks, two adult drink tickets from 2-5:00 p.m., Two rounds of Top golf. There will be 6 partiers per stall, everyone can win prizes. Golf clubs will be provided by TOP Golf at no extra cost, or bring your own clubs. We will also be using their micro chipped golfballs, you do not use your own golfballs, none required! For more info, please call RJ Sokol at 724-929-2749. Proceeds benefit North Belle Vernon community Bank Park and its community events.


VENDOR CRAFT SHOW FUNDRAISER FOR DAVID YERKEY – New Eagle Social Hall, 156 Chess Street. David Yerkey was diagnosed in 2013 of Multiple Myeloma stage 3a. After enduring chemo and radiation the last 5.5 years, treatments have failed and another cancer, Leukemic Phase, has invaded as well. Proceeds  David and his wife Jodi Pergola Yerkey. For more information, please text 412-418-0657.


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