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Places To Go

JULY 2018


JUNE 30 – JULY 7

MCSUMMERFEST– 6-11:00 p.m. Entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. Hertiage Park, McDonald, PA. Free entertainment, free admission, free parking. For more information, 724-926-9190,



STORIES OF THE WHISKEY REBELLION - The Peters Township Public Library will welcome guest speaker Todd DePastino for the Story of the Whiskey Rebellion on Monday, July 2 at 7:00 p.m. DePastino tells the story of the Whiskey Rebellion, a massive armed uprising and secessionist movement in the American West, which then included Pittsburgh. Come to hear about the Mingo Creek Association, the proposed independent republic of Westsylvania, “Tom the Tinker,” and General John Neville, whose mansion was burned to the ground in the “Battle of Bower Hill” in July 1794. Register at to attend this free event or call 724.941.9430 #1.


JULY 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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 $6.00 for 20 regular games and 5 specials. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.


JULY 5, 12, 19, 26

SOUNDS LIKE SUMMER ON PLUM CONCERT SERIES – 6-9:00 p.m., Elizabeth, PA. Thursdays, Free. Returning for its 9th season, come enjoy live music on Plum Street! Grab a drink or dinner outdoors to listen to local artists and bands. Bring a chair and the family along! You'll be dancing in the streets!


JULY 5, 12, 19, 26

FARMER’S MARKET AT THE NORTH BELLE VERNON COMMUNITY BANK PARK – 3-6:00 p.m., feature farm will be Christner’s farm from the Dawson/Scottdale area. Hot foods, Winslow Winery, bake goods, crafts and much more. North Belle Vernon Community Bank is located just minutes off interstate 70 at exit number 42, one mile east of the Monongahela River. While you are shopping for your favorite veggies/flowers/fruits and picking up dinner, the young ones can play in one of the Mon –Yough River regions favorite outdoor recreational facilities. For more info on the North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park farmer’s market, please call the North Belle Vernon Borough office at 724 929 6930 between the hours of 9:00AM and 1:00PM or call RJ Sokol at 724 929 2749.


JULY 4, 11, 18, 25

VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES “BACH TO BLUEGRASS” – noon, Wright’sUnited Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Rd. Brown Bag concerts, Wednesdays, $5 Picnic Lunch., 724-348-4059 or 814-758-1385



FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA – Monongahela Aquatorium. Entertainment at 6:00 p.m., fireworks display at 9:45 p.m., Sponsored by Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce and local businesses. Rain date of July 5th has been scheduled.

BRENTWOOD FIRECRACKER 5K - The annual Brentwood Firecracker 5k Race has need of volunteers to help pre raceday, Saturday, June 30th and raceday, Wednesday, July 4th. Visit our website: and the link to our volunteer form. All volunteers receive a free T-shirt.


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.


TIE-DYEING 1800 STYLE – 12:00 p.m., John White House – first building on the right at Washington County fairgrounds. Free. Please call the Penn State Extension Office at 724-228-6881, if you plan to attend. Presented by Washington County Master Gardeners.

SHAKESPEARE’S AS YOU LIKE IT – 4:00 p.m., Phillips Park in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood, 201 Parkfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. Family friendly, free. Performed by The New Renaissance Theatre Company. Please visit us online at and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

FREDERICKTOWN RIVERFEST - Beginning at 2:00 p.m., Music by Salem Union, Classic Rock, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Also featuring a Children’s Petting Zoo, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Fireworks at 9:30 pm. Food and craft vendors open at 2:00 pm. For More Information, call Denise at 724-809-8458 or 724-966-2235.

RUNNING WITH RYAN 5K – 8:00 a.m., DiVirgilio Pavillion. Race fee $20, received by June 13th guarantees a shirt. A kids “Fun Run” will also take place for kids 7 and under after the 5K. After June 13th, $25. The Running with Ryan 5K race is a 5K Run/Walk to celebrate Ryan Moravec’s love for running and provides scholarships to Belle Vernon Area and Ringgold track and field athletes. Visit and searching “Running with Ryan” or by visiting For more information, contact Ryan’s sister and race coordinator, Amanda Moravec DeMedio at 724-322-5466.

SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL WORK PARTY - 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 9:00 AM. Weather permitting. The likely projects are cleaning out drainage ditches, using shovels and buckets and trimming grass and tree branches. Individuals interested in volunteering may contact for more information concerning the current month’s maintenance activities.


STEPPIN' OUT SUNDAY RED WHITE BLUE AND HOT DOGS DANCE – 5-9:00 p.m., Brentwood VFW 3891 Saw Mill Run Blvd (rt 51). Wear your Red, White and Blue. Kitchen is closed in July so we are serving up Hot Dogs! Mark Peters our very patriotic DJ/Dance Instructor will be giving a beginner Cha-Cha lesson at 5:30. Admission is $10. Under 16 is $5. Bar will be open. Everyone Welcome! Free Parking. Door prizes. Lots of fun and dancing to a wide variety of music after the lesson. Find us on FB at Steppin' Out Sunday. Denise 412 519 3559


SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL - 6:30 p.m., South Park Township Library located at 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

JULY 10 & 24

CLOTHES 4-U – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon will be open to the public. If you would like to call first before coming, please do so. 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. We always look forward to working with you.


SENIOR DAY LUNCHEON – 11:00 a.m., Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall. Free lunch and great fellowship will make your day. Everyone is welcome! 561 Mingo Church Rd, Finleyville, PA 15332

JULY 12, 13, 14

ST. ANGELA MERICI PARISH SUMMER FESTIVAL – 6-10:00 p.m. nightly, 1640 Fawcett Ave, White Oak. Huge Flea Market, opens 6PM Thursday, no pre-sale. Indoor & outdoor activities. Kiddie Kingdom with nightly entertainment from Magician Chuck Caputo. Expanded game area, over 40 Baskets & Auction items raffled on Saturday, nightly bingo in our air conditioned hall, bake sale and many games of chance. DJ– April entertains nightly. Food booth has all the festival favorites as well as stuffed cabbage, haluski, pierogis, hot sausage and much more. And of course you can’t leave without a Funnel Cake from the Mary of Nazareth PTG Booth. Call the parish office at 412-672-9641 for more information or visit our website and like us on facebook@stangelamericicatholicchurch.


FAYETTE COUNTY 4-H BENEFIT AUCTION – 6:00 p.m., Fayetee County Firgrounds Youth Building. Proceeds from this auction provide scholarships for 4-H youth and fund the county-wide youth development programs. Items to be auctioned include home and garden items, livestock supplies, crafts and collectibles, gift certificates, golf packages, hotel and resort stays, tickets to amusement parks, sporting events and other local attractions. For more info: Jennifer Deichert at 724-438-0111 or


DONNIE MCMASTERS BENEFIT BIKE RUN - Registration is from 10:00 am to 11:30 am and the bike run is scheduled to get underway at 12:00 pm., Rough Cut Tavern & Hotel located at 1041 Burgettstown Road in Burgettstown, PA. The cost is $20.00 per rider and general admission is $10.00. The goal of the fundraiser is to help the family pay off the remaining medical bills that resulted from Donnie’s battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). If you have any questions or need further information about attending the bike run, making a cash donation or providing a gift or merchandise to please call Stacy Chechuck at 412-296-0955 or email her at

MEMORIAL VENDOR SHOW – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Charleroi Fire Hall, Market House. Did you know that every day 22 American military veterans commit suicide? Deana Martorella-Orellana sadly contributed to this statistic. To honor and keep Deana's memory alive, The Deana Martorella Memorial Scholarship has been established to support a Charleroi High School graduating senior each year through our fundraising efforts. For more information please call Julie at (724) 825-5417 or visit our Facebook page.

ATTRACTING BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES TO YOUR GARDEN – 2:00 p.m., Premier Washington Health Center, 36 Old Hickory Ridge Road, Washington, PA. Free. Learn the different kinds of plants that attract birds and butterflies to your garden and other helpful hints. Please call the Penn State Extension Office at 724-228-6881, if you plan to attend. Presented by Penn State Extension’s Master Garden Gardening Partners Program.

FLEA MARKET - 8:00 a.m., Bunola Civic Association, 366 Bunola River Road, Bunola, PA 15020

Reserve your table or space now. All tables must be prepaid and will be on a first-come, first serve basis. Call 412-384-6424. No tables will be held. Inside table $10, Outside table $7, Members or residents of Bunola $5. Food and beverage to purchase; coffee, pop, water, hot dogs, chips PLUS Bake Sale.

DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT - Jefferson Hills with state senator Guy Reschenthaler – 9:30 -11:00 a.m., Parking Lot of Thomas Jefferson High School 310 Old Clairton Road, Jefferson Hills. Limit of three small grocery bags/three small boxes per car, please. New this year, we will have the Allegheny County Sheriff Dept onsite collecting unused medications for Project DUMP. (Jefferson Hills only)For additional information call 412-831-0250.

JULY 14 - 15

3V3 DEK HOCKEY TOURNAMENT - 3V3 Ironman Dek Hockey Tournament. Teams with players ages 13 and older play at Bill’s Dek Hockey, while teams comprised of players ages 12 and under play at the North Belle Vernon Community Bank Dek Hockey court.   If you are interested in signing a team up for this special tournament, please notify Bill’s Dek Hockey at 724-379-3325 or RJ Sokol at 724-929-2749.


GRILLED CHICKEN DINNER – 12-5:00 p.m., Holy Family Parish, 225 N 2nd St West Newton. $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10. The meal includes Grilled Chicken breast, choice of dipping sauces, salad bar, scalloped potatoes, corn, desserts and beverages. Come on out and support the parish, have fun and fellowship in an air conditioned hall. Let us do the cooking and the clean up.

DONORA FIRE CO. 10TH ANNUAL CAR SHOW – 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Palmer Park. Sponsored by Gilmore Electric, Donora Downtown Committee and Dyno. The show is entitled “Hunt for Horsepower.” Show will feature independent judges, dash plaques and goody bags to first 100 entrants. Cars, Trucks, Jeeps, Motorcyles, $5 registration fee. Over 40 trophies including best of show. Many activities and food: Chinese Auction, grilled chops, corn on the cob, hot sausage burgers, hot dogs, French fries, Rita’s Italian Ice. Featuring the band No Bad JuJu 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT CHESS PARK - 1:00 to 4:00 PM in Chess Park in Monongahela. Featuring three Jazz / Big Bands, “The Wally Gingers Orchestra" along with the “Twin Coaches Jr. Jazz Trio”. Free and open to the public. In addition to the three musical performances there will also be food vendors and two food trucks opening at 12:00 noon.

WALTER KNOPP GOLF CLASSIC TO BENEFIT MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION – Edgewood Country Club, Pittsburgh, PA. Together Shop ‘n Save team members and their vendors join in an effort to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). MDA is leading the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harmful effects of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely weaken muscle strength and mobility. In Western PA., MDA is serving over 2,000 families through MDA Summer Camp(s), three multidisciplinary care centers at UPMC hospitals. For more info contact Linda Richardson at 412-823-3094 or




THE RETIRED MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP – 12:00 p.m., Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church at 199 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills. Speaker Colleen Macin from Duquesne Light, will speak about lighting options and will pass out light bulbs. Cost is $8, payable at the door. The Men’s Retirement Group is non-denominational. Please reserve lunch by calling the church office at 412-655-2000, option 0.




TIMELESS TREASURES FLEA MARKET - Friday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, July, 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., LeGras Parish Center (lower level), 320 McMurray Road, Upper St. Clair. Presale on Thursday, July 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a $5 admission fee. Held by The DeMarillac Guild of St. Louise DeMarillac Church. Items will include jewelry, decorative items, knick knacks, kitchen items, linens, tools, books, toys, small pieces of furniture, gently used children’s clothing to size 6 and much more. There will also be a boutique offering better items.


FREE INTRODUCTION TO ESSENTIAL OILS CLASS WITH CLEAN COOKING- 6-9:00 p.m., Hoss’s in Belle Vernon. The class is FREE but dinner is of course your responsibility. We will be learning about essential oils for health and also for clean cooking without manmade synthetic flavors, preservatives or toxins. EATING CLEAN is our agenda every day. Please rsvp if possible so we are prepared with handouts and any make and take materials for the class to



JULY 20-21

STAR PARTIES - Mingo Creek Park Observatory, 1 Shelter 10 Road, Finleyville, PA. Star Party with Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh For more info: 724 348-6150

ST. DAMIEN OF MOLOKAI “SUMMERFEST” – 5-11:00 p.m., St. Damien Parish Park, 1st & Main Street ( behind Dierken’s Pharmacy), Monongahela, PA 15063. Bake Sale, Bingo, Basket Raffle, Children’s & Adult Games, small games of chance. Various Italian, Slovak & American foods. Free Admission, Free Parking. Mass in the Park, Saturday 4:00 p.m. NOMaD (Rockin’ Country) Friday 7:30, Pittsburgh Bel Airs (Classics & Doo-wop) Saturday, 7:00 p.m.




FIVE STAR TRAIL POKER RUN – 8:00 a.m., Lynch Field in Greensburg. Registration begins at 8:00am and the event will start at 9:00am. The registration fee is fifteen dollars for participants who pre-register before July 6; on-site registration costs twenty dollars. The 17th annual Poker Run is not a race, nor do you need to know how to play poker; it is two fun events in one! Participants can choose a four-mile walk or a twelve-mile bike ride; this is not a race to see who finishes first. The Westmoreland Heritage Trail Chapter has partnered again with the Five Star Trail Chapter to put on the Poker Run, and all proceeds from this event will benefit the two trail chapters. To receive a registration form, please call the Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation at 724-830-3950 or visit


FLOWER SHOW – 1:30 – 7:00 p.m., McKeesport History and Heritage Center, 1832 Arboretum Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132. The Garden Club of McKeesport will present an NGC Standard Flower Show "80 Years and Still Growing." Open to the Public with Free Admission and the building is Handicapped Accessible.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY CRAFT SHOW – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., South Park Mobile Estates, 120 Hidden Valley Drive, Finleyville, PA. Just 1 mile south of Trax Farm.


CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER – 3:30-6:30 p.m., Elizabeth Wesleyan Church, 205 Church St, Elizabeth, PA. Includes Mash Potatoes, Cole Slaw, cake, Drink. Adults $9, Children under 12 $4. For more info: 412-384-8868

KIDSFEST – 12-4:00 p.m., Elizabeth VFD and Riverfront. Everyone is invited to this free event for the entire Elizabeth and surrounding areas. Designed for families with children to have a fun day, there will be everything you'd expect from a day at a fair: Food, games, water activities, a raffle and more. Mark your calendars and come join us for a family friendly day of fun at the Elizabeth VFD and Riverfront.

MONESSEN COMMUNITY DAY - The Monessen River Town Community Day will be held on July 21, 2018 (rain date July 22, 2018) at the Herman Mihalich Boat Launch from 1- 5pm. Join us for food, music, children's activities, facepainters, and more, all for free! There will also be a Shred-It event in conjunction with the Community Day where residents are encouraged to bring any personal documents to be shredded (only paper documents will be accepted).


SHAKESPEARE’S HENRY THE FIFTH – 4:00 p.m., Phillips Park in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood, 201 Parkfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. Family friendly, free. Performed by The New Renaissance Theatre Company. Please visit us online at and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.



SQUARE DANCE OPEN HOUSE – 7:30 – 10:00 p.m., Covenant Community Presbyterian Church, 1630 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220. Introductory square dancing with caller Shawn Brown. No Experience, Costumes or Partner Required. An interest in having a good time is required. All ages are welcome. The cost is $4. Refreshments will be served. Come join us for the evening. Sponsored by the Peanuts Square Dance Club. For more info: Call or Text Paul at (412) 735-2423 or                                                             Call Ann (412) 563-0559”

JULY 25 - 28

SUMMER CARNIVAL - South Hills Assembly of God Church ‘Summer Spectacular Carnival’ July 25-28 in our parking lot. Together with Hillcrest Christian Academy we will have one of our biggest events ever, with rides, games, food and tons of family-friendly fun! South Hills Assembly of God Church, is located at 2725 Bethel Church Road, in Bethel Park. For more information call 412-835-8900 or visit


SPAGHETTI DINNER – 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., California Calvary Church of the Nazarene. 73 Promised Land Drive, Coal Center, PA 15423. Cost is $8.00 Adult $5.00 Kids Benefits the youth group. Questions call Jackie 412-999-5397

“NEW TO YOU” CLOTHING EVENT - Bethesda United Presbyterian Church is holding their 12th annual “New to You” clothing give away on Saturday, July 28, from 8:00 AM until 12 noon. This is a free event open to all who are in need of clothing or simply want to add to their wardrobe. The event offers gently worn clothing for men and women of all ages. Bethesda Church is located at 314 Third Street in Elizabeth.


‘POLKAFEST’ - North Belle Vernon Community Bank Park will be holding its annual ‘Polkafest’ on Sunday July 29 from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Come out and dance to the all-time favorite great songs like the ‘Steeler Polka’, ‘In Heaven There Is No Beer’, and many more favorites. The feature band will be hall of famers, ‘The Trel-Tones’. It promises to be a great day of laughter, dancing, combined with plenty of food and drinks. The North Belle Vernon Community Bank is located just minutes off interstate 70 at exit #42, just a mile east of the Monongahela River. For more information, please call the North Belle Vernon Borough at 724-929-6930 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM or call RJ Sokol at 724-929-2749.


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