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Happenings & Events





WOMEN’S CLUB OF JEFFERSON HILLS – 7:30 p.m., Jefferson Hills Municipal Building, Old Clairton Road. Presentation by Jennifer Sopko on the History of Idlewild  Park. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome to attend the meeting. Membership is open to all residents of Jefferson Hills, as well as the surrounding communities.  For further information please call, 412-384-3318 or 412-655-4224. Guests are welcome to all meetings. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM at the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building.


PIZZA & PRAISE – 6:30 p.m., Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church, located 2 miles south of Finleyville at the intersection of Route 88 and Mingo Church Road.  Free pizza & beverages. Casual, contemporary worship begins 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Brent Furlong preaching. All are welcome.



CONCERT FOR A CAUSE – 9:00 p.m., Frankie I's, 1180 Mapleview Dr, Washington, PA 15301. Some of the area’s top acts hit the stage plus The Iron City Beer Girl will be on hand with all kind of ways to win Iron City Beer Giveaways. All dollars collected at the door go directly to the American Cancer Society. 


BINGO - Doors open at 6:00 p.m. - Games start at 7:00 p.m.  Bunola Civic Association, 366 Bunola River Road, Bunola, PA 15020.  Kitchen will be open. NEW $500 Jackpot starting in August, if it does payout, it increases! Friday, August 23. Like us on Facebook for weekly updates.  For more information call: 412-841-7310 or 412-855-8468.



CRAFT BAZAAR – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., First Christian Church, 630 Chess Street, Monongahela.  Featured will be crafts, vendors, food, a bake sale, and basket auction. Some of the proceeds will benefit the youth of the Mon Valley.


ELECTRONICS COLLECTION - 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Brunswick Zone Belle Vernon Lanes Parking Lot

4742 PA Route 51 South, Belle Vernon, PA 15012. Individuals only. Residents from all communities welcome. All eclectronics, anything with a card, will be accepted at no charge. No glass tube TVs, tubes removed from cabinet will be accepted. Sponsored by the Belle Vernon Rotary. For information, call Tom Yoder at 724-984-1794 or Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling at 724-879-4020.


STUFFED CHICKEN BREAST DINNER – 4-7:00 p.m., Gary's Chuckwagon at 109 Second Street in West Newton. Sponsored by The West Newton Little House Association. The menu includes stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, green beans, apple sauce, rolls and butter, assorted desserts and a beverage. The ticket price is $12.00 per person. Take Out orders are available. For further information, or to purchase a ticket, please call 724-872-7937.Tickets are also available to purchase at Gary's Chuckwagon. The WN Little House Association has maintained the Little House as a meeting place for West Newton Girl Scouts and other community organizations since 1938.


FLOWER SHOW – 2-7:00 p.m., Pleasant Hills Borough Building located at 410 Bruceton Road in Pleasant Hills. The Pleasant Hills Garden Club (PHGC) presents COUNTY FAIR an NGC Small Standard Flower Show. Free and Open to the public.


MON VALLEY R/C CLUB (MVRC) GIANT SCALE MODEL AIRPLANE FLY-IN  - 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Cedar Creek Park, Rostraver Township. The event is FREE.  Food will be available for purchase. Handicapped and other on-site parking is available.  Pilots from our surrounding communities as well as interstate pilots will showcase their expertise flying all types of R/C aircraft including, but not limited to: Turbine Jets, War-Birds, Helicopters, Quadrotors, First Person View (FPV) and much, much more.  This event is well suited for individuals or families who are looking to have a great time and who want to learn more about this exciting hobby. Join us for night flying at dusk as well. For more information contact: Dr. Linda Wojnar, MVRC Secretary, 412-654-7867.


FUNNY FUNDRAISER - Doors open at 5:30 pm.  A dinner and comedy show fundraiser will be held at the Washington Country Club to raise funds for the Washington Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Cash bar and beverages.  The first of three comedians will take the stage at 7 pm. Auction baskets and 50/50 tickets will also benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Event tickets must be purchased in advance by contacting Kim Jackson at 724-745-6857 or online at


GREYHOUND REUNION DANCE – 7-11:00 p.m., Monessen Firemen’s Social Hall, 15 Eastgate, Monessen, PA. $15 per person in advance, $20 at the door, tickets can be ordered in advance by sending a check payable to Paul Tobacco at 4357 East Brightview Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15227. Additional information is available at 412-881-7223 or via email at The dance is open to all Monessen High School graduates and those who attended MHS and the public is welcome. BYOB event. The organizing committee will provide soda pop, mixers, ice, chips and dessert.


GAME DAY -12-3:00 p.m.,Spencer United Methodist Church, 117 Spencer Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15227.
Fellowship, Lunch, Prizes. If you would like to reserve a table for 4 to play cards or a game of
your choice, call 412-881-4000. Tickets: $15


MONESSEN ‘PUPPYUP’ WALK - Monessen City Park Walking Track.  There will be 30+ animal and non-animal vendors selling a wide range of items. There will also be food, drinks, dog themed raffle baskets, a memory tree, gift bags, puppy pools, and other fun activities!  PuppyUp will be collecting food, toys, blankets, and dog beds at the walk for this rescue. Gift bags will be given to the first 100 people to register. Registration for the walk starts at 11:30 and pups start strolling right at 12 noon. More information can be found at   Anyone interested in registering their dogs for the walk can pay the reduced registration fee of $20 before September 5.  After that date, registration will be $25. All money raised through this walk will fund grants for oncology research and raise awareness for canine cancer.


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



DONUT SALE - St. Damien of Molokai Parish offering their delicious homemade cake donuts for sale, at Madonna School Cafeteria, Monongahela, PA. Saturday 8:30 a.m. until sold out; Sunday 9:00 a.m. until noon or sold out. $9.00 per dozen. 



MON VALLEY ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS OUTDOOR CONCERT – 2:00-4:00 p.m., Chess Park, Gazebo stage, Monongahela, PA.  Free. Featured artists will be the “Coupla Graybeards” acoustic duo performing on the Gazebo stage. The Mon Valley Academy for the Arts, an Arts and Cultural 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization, is very pleased to announce that, for the third consecutive year, the EQT Foundation has sponsored the 2019 EQT/MVAA Summer Concert Series. 


MONTHLY BINGO – 12:30 p.m., Holy Family Parish, West Newton, PA. Enjoy the IMPROVED BINGO sponsored by the Confraternity of Christian Mothers. There are 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, chips, warm pretzels, candy bars 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. There are also great opportunities to win great gifts on SURE TIPS. So come on out for a fun Sunday afternoon. Admission is only $15 for the 15 regular games paper boards.



THE PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB (PHGC) -12:30 p.m., community room, Pleasant Hills Borough Building, 410 Bruceton Road, Pleasant Hills. The program "Cornhusk wreath workshop" will be presented by Mary Galluppi. The PHGC always welcomes new members and non-members are welcome to attend. 



CLOTHES 4-U – 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon, PA. 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, 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.   



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


SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB – 8:00 p.m., Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church  Rd, in Bethel Park. All members and the general public are invited. This months program will be commemorative coins and tokens. A 50/50 will be offered and childrens prizes to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call 724-984-6611.



SOUTH PARK 9/11 REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY – 6:30 p.m., Sunny Slope, Allegheny County Park, South Park. The South Park Township Board of Supervisors, in conjunction with Windover Hills U.M. Church, is again sponsoring a September 11th Remembrance Ceremony that will be held, rain or shine. Everyone is invited to attend the memorial ceremony which will include patriotic songs and the distribution of American flags. First Responders and military personnel will be honored. Participants will also include the boy scouts, girl scouts, and local performers. The parking lot of Windover Hills U.M. Church can be used to accommodate any parking overflow, and the church will be used for the ceremony in the event of rain. Refreshments will be served immediately after the ceremony at Windover Hills U.M. Church Fellowship Hall. Please join us on September 11th to reflect on this poignant event.



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.


BETHEL PARK REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE MEETING  - 7:30 pm, Bethel Park Municipal Building, Council ChambersAll registered Republicans are welcome to attend.   Please note that the meeting is not open to the general public, only to registered Republicans.



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


PHOTO MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS - Lois Guinn Framing, 3339 Washington Rd, McMurray, PA.  Thursday, September 13 at 6:00PM. RSVP REQUIRED. 724-941-5001.



MANTLE HOUSE MISSION RESALE STORE – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., 132 South Water St. West Newton, PA. Mission's Pickin's, Fill a BOX FOR $5.00, during West Newton's Festival. Thousands of items to choose from, household items, books, children's items, etc. All proceeds go towards homeless young adults. Call 724872-1800 for questions or


NORTH BELLE VERNON COMMUNITY FEST – 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., NBV Community Bank Park, Graham Street (Exit #42 off Interstate 70). Music, food, craft vendors, beer, wine, and for the first year local distilleries. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and for children there will be free face painting. Vendors are being accepted up to the day of the event. Anyone wishing to participate in the event please contact Cody Ambrose at 724-963-8014 or RJ Sokol at 724-929-2749. Hosted by the North Belle Vernon (NBV) Recreation Commission.


8TH ANNUAL JOAN BURNS FUN WALK 4 KANE  - Registration is at 8:00 A.M., Walk begins at 9:30 A.M., with a picnic immediately following. Registration is $20 and the first 100 people registered get a T-Shirt. There will be prizes and a basket auction. "Kids 4 Kane" will also participate.  The Walk is named in memory of Joan Burns who was an educator and a great supporter of Kane. Joan passed away unexpectedly in 2013. All funds raised go for special events and extracurricular activities to enhance the quality of life for residents at the McKeesport Kane Community Living Center keeping them in touch with the communities where they have lived their whole lives.


WILD WORLD ANIMAL SHOW – 4:00 p.m., Thomas Presbyterian at 1068 Linden Road, Eighty Four, PA. 

The Wild World of Animals has 30 years of experience working with and caring for wild animals.

Located in the heart of Southwestern Pennsylvania, they specialize in educational and entertaining wildlife shows for a variety of occasions and events. Following the show, we will serve hamburgers and hot dogs.  The admission is $5.00 per person (Adult or child) with a maximum of $20 per family. For tickets contact the church office at 724-941-8910. Tickets will also be sold at the door. It would be appreciated if you could purchase your tickets in advance so that we can better plan the food needs.


ANNUAL FLEA MARKET VENDOR CRAFT-FOOD EVENT - Tubby hall Park, Howard Street, New Eagle, PA. Vendors, food trucks, crafters, non-profit groups, organizations, all welcome. Sponsored by the New Eagle Community Action Group. For reservations, questions, or information: contact Marilyn at 724-678-1082. Please leave name and contact number. All messages will be returned in the order they are received. No reservations will be taken online.


STEAK DINNER - Center in the Woods is holding it's Annual Steak Dinner Fundraiser. The evening will consist of appetizers, local winery sales, silent and Chinese auctions, a steak dinner grilled by our Board of Directors and entertainment which will be a Neil Diamond impersonator! Tickets are limited and on sale now! Call 724-938-7553 Ext. 103 or Visit Center in the Woods, 130 Woodland Court, Brownsville PA, along Rt. 88.


CHARLEROI CEMETERY BENEFIT PICNIC – 1:00 p.m., North Charleroi Rec Park, North Charleroi, PA

$10.00 Adults – Age 13, Ages 12 & Under – Free. Food, drink, desserts, music, games of chance. Proceeds benefit the Charleroi Cemetery. Hosted by Charleroi Cemetery Association. For more info, 724-797-4296,


SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL MONTHLY WORK PARTY – 9:00 a.m., (2nd Saturday of the month) Volunteers will meet at the Brownsville Extension parking area (trail MP 37.5) The September project has not yet been determined.  Interested volunteers should contact after September 11 for more information.


TRIVIA NIGHT -  7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Doors open at 7 p.m.; game starts at 7:30 sharp, Adults Scott Park Community Room. Benefit your Scott Township Public Library. Tickets are $15 per person or $100 for 8-person team and will be available at the door while supplies last. We encourage purchasing tickets in advance as this event has sold out in the past. Teams consist of 1-8 people. All individuals are welcome and will be matched with a team. 50/50 available for raffle. Light refreshments at table (feel free to bring food to share with your table.) Beer and wine served with donation at bar.


SPAGHETTI DINNER - 4-7:00 p.m., Nativity Church, South Park, PA. Hosted by The Auxiliary of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God. Dinner is $10.00 per person and includes freshly prepared spaghetti with choice of homemade red or white sauce, a salad, roll, drink and dessert. Gluten-free pasta will also be available for the same price.  Children under age 10 eat for $5. Take-out meals will also available. All proceeds from the Spaghetti Dinner go to support the mission and ministries of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God, as well as the continued care of senior Sisters. For more information, please call Sister Mary Ann at (412) 477-4321.


SALE ON THE TRAIL – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., West Newton trail head parking lot by the bike shop.

Flea market venders and buyers wanted, sponsored by the Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter of the Great Allegheny Passage. Set-up cost is $20.00 for trail members and $35.00 for non-members which includes a discounted trail membership fee.   Set-up spaces include enough room for vehicle and tables. Visit our sale and stay for West Newton Days and a concert by the Gemtones that evening. All proceeds are used to keep your bike trail a safe and family friendly destination. Payments can be made in advance to insure the best spaces or made at day of sale to WYTC.  For any additional information contact Keith Frid at 412-751-4997 or the West Newton train station.


OLDIES DANCE – 7-11:00 p.m., White Oak American Legion Post #701, 2813 Capital St., White Oak, PA. 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.


WOMEN ONLY TRAP SHOOT - Rostraver Sportsmen Association, 539 Cedar Creek Rd. in Belle Vernon, Pa. will host a ‘womans only’ trap shoot on Saturday September 14 and Saturday, September 28, 2019.  All women are welcome and the event is open to the public. For more information call 412-779-1250 or e-mail


‘SOCCER SHOOT’ FOR LOCAL YOUTH - The South Hills Elks Lodge will be holding a ‘Soccer Shoot’ contest for area youth on Saturday, September 14 at the Bethel Park High School practice soccer fields.  Activities will take place from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM. This competition is a “shooting skills” contest for all boys and girls under the age of 14 as of January 1, 2019, who live in the south hills.  You do not have to be a member of a soccer organization nor a family member of the Elks to compete.  Sign up for the competition will be at Bethel Park HS Practice Soccer fields the day of the Soccer Shoot.  Proof of age required at registration. To receive a registration form, please send an email to the South Hills Elk Lodge   Please register in advance, onsite registration will be accepted as time and positions are available.  For more information contact the Elks Lodge at 412-831-0616.  



WEST NEWTON COMMUNITY FESTIVAL - Sat 5-10:00 p.m.,  Sun 12-10:00 p.m., Vine Street Park, West Newton, PA 15089. Annual Festival, featuring nightly bands, children's contest/parades/events and area. Food, Crafters, DS Vendors, Games and much more. Come join the fun, we have a little something for everyone. Find us on Facebook for more details.


FLOREFFE COMMUNITY YARD SALE – 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Floreffe section of Jefferson Hills, PA. We’ve got something for everyone, come treasure hunt in Floreffe for the day!



WHISKEY REBELLION BUS TOUR – 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.,  full day of history with guided tours of the Bradford House Museum, 175 S. Main Street, Washington, PA; Woodville Plantation, 1375 Washington Pike Road, Bridgeville, PA; and the Oliver Miller Homestead, 1 Stone Manse Drive, South Park Township, PA. Cost is $75.00 per person. Your tour includes a morning snack and bottled water, a luxury charter bus ride to and from all sites, a knowledgeable, entertaining historic tour guide, and a buffet lunch at the South Park Clubhouse. To buy tickets visit Proceeds benefit these three historic sites.


SIDEWALK SALE - ONE DAY ONLY! - Saturday, September 15, 10:00AM – 4:00PM. Lois Guinn Framing, 3339 Washington Rd, McMurray, PA. 724-941-5001.


PANCAKE BREAKFAST – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Nativity Church, Brownsville Rd, South Park, PA. South Park Lions Club is holding their very first Pancake Breakfast, after the 9 a.m. Mass. Pancakes, Syrup, butter, bacon, sausage, fruit cup, coffee, tea, juice.  Adults $7.00, Children $4.00. 50/50 raffle. All proceeds to be used for South Park Twp. Charities. All are welcome.


SPAGHETTI DINNER – 1-6:00 p.m., Finley Hall at St. Francis Assisi Church, 3609 Washington Ave., Finleyville, PA. $8.00 adults, children 10 and under $5.00. Take Out Available. Raffles and 50/50. Benefits Finleyville Food Pantry.


WESTERN SQUARE DANCING – 7-9:30 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church just off Rt 19 at 107 Carol Drive, McMurray, PA 15317. Free Fun Night of Introduction to Western Square Dancing.  Lessons start Tuesday evenings from7:00-9:00 PM at same location with Brad Deibert teaching. More info: Renee& Bob (724) 267-4655.


ENOCH WRIGHT HOUSE AND LOG CABIN – 1-3:00 p.m., open for tours, located in Venetia, PA. Headquarters of the Peters Creek Historical Society.  Further information on the society can be found on its website  



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


SOUTH PARK WOMEN’S CLUB – 7:00 p.m., South Park Township Community Room, 2675 Brownsville Rd. South Park, PA. Women from other communities are welcomed to join the SPWC.  Open to all.

Besides business portion and programs held at meetings, there are wonderful goodies served at every meeting.  They are provided by members each month. Members meet 7 months a year. 

Two months with no meetings are May for Officers Induction luncheon and Clubs special Christmas luncheon in December.   No meetings are held in summer. Various programs are held at monthly

meetings.  Plenty of parking available. Forms to join club can be gotten and filled out that evening.


SEPTEMBER 16, 23, 30

MONDAYS WITH MANTLE HOUSE CRAFT CLASSES – 6:00 p.m., All classes held at the West Newton Presbyterian Church 3rd & Main Street,  $5.00 each. September 16th- tie dye shirt shirts supplied;

September 23 -fun with meals by Pampered Chef; September 30th- Sand Art. All proceeds go towards homeless young adults. Call 724872-1800 for questions or



PAINT AND SIP -  5:30– 8:00 p.m., Monongahela Area Library. Tap into your inner creative side and join us for an evening of painting and fun! Local artist Stephanie Beattie will be leading the class, teaching you step by step how to paint our chosen design. Cost is $35, all materials will be provided. This is a BYOB event. Seating is limited. Please contact the library at 724-258-5409 to purchase your ticket.



PIZZA & PRAISE - 6:30 p.m., Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church, located 2 miles south of Finleyville at the intersection of Route 88 and Mingo Church Road.  Free pizza & beverages. Casual, contemporary worship begins 7:00 p.m. with Jenni Hornung bringing the message. All are welcome.



THE RETIRED MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP – 12:00 p.m., Pleasant  Hills Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road, Pleasant  Hills. Event speaker David Lopus, of the federal government census bureau, will speak about the purpose of taking the census and job opportunities that the census provides. Lunch is at noon. The cost for lunch is $8.00 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.



QUILT SHOW – Mon Valley YMCA. The Mon Valley Quilt Club will be hosting “School Days 2019 Quilt Show.” Join us for an amazing display of quilts plus Chinese auction, fleatique, and vendors. Learn about new fabrics and techniques from local quilters. A beautiful “English Knot” quilt will be raffled off. Hours are 9-5 on Friday and 9-4 on Saturday.  Admission is $5. The Mon Valley YMCA is located in Carroll Township (Monongahela) on 101 Taylor Run Rd. off Route 88 and near Exit 39 of Route 43. For more info contact Sotta at 724-255-6995.  



TJ HOCKEY FUNDRAISER - Doors open at 6pm, races begin at 6:30pm and will run approximately every 20 minutes. Elizabeth Bingo Hall, 101 S 1st Avenue, Elizabeth PA 15037. Spectator ticket at $20.00 includes entrance to the event, food, refreshments, draft beer, music, option to bet on all races and accessibility to all the games of chance. Horse Owner ticket at $30.00 includes all of the above and the rights to name a horse AND if that horse wins the race the "owner" makes an automatic $50.00. To purchase tickets for the event contact Donna Briscoe at (412) 653-7952.  Leave message if unavailable and a return phone call will be made.


FLEA MARKET & BAKE SALE – 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Wright's United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia, PA 15367. Benefits the Childrens' Camp Fund.


NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP ANNUAL BONFIRE – 6:30 – 10:00 p.m., 969 Sugar Run Rd., Eighty-Four, PA  15330. Music by Tres Lads. Free event - Food/refreshments, Bring a chair or blanket. Rain or shine.


SEPTEMBER 21 – 22 & 26

MCKEESPORT & VERSAILLES CEMETERY LIVING HISTORY TOUR -  Sponsored by the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center.  Sept. 21 and 22 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. with an encore performance Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Heritage Center.   This self-guided walking tour of the historic cemetery, located at 1608 Fifth Ave. in McKeesport, will bring to life the stories of 10 famous - and maybe not so famous - McKeesport natives and residents. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the event, and youth under 12 are admitted for half price.  Tickets are available at the Heritage Center, 1832 Arboretum Drive in McKeesport's Renziehausen Park, or online at Eventbrite. For more information, call the center at 412-678-1832; for links and event details, visit    



SPEERS BORO RESIDENT PICNIC - Speers Park. Covered dish. Hotdogs, drinks and paper products/utensils will be provided. Bring your favorite covered dish and come meet your neighbors and enjoy the park. Rain or shine. Please call Boro office to RSVP.


MON VALLEY ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS OUTDOOR CONCERT – 2:00-4:00 p.m., Chess Park, Gazebo stage, Monongahela, PA.  Free. The concert will feature  the EQT/MVAA and Mon Valley favorite, “ Wally Gingers Orchestra” . The orchestra will be performing Big Band hits from the Wally Gingers songbook. The Mon Valley Academy for the Arts, an Arts and Cultural 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization, is very pleased to announce that, for the third consecutive year, the EQT Foundation has sponsored the 2019 EQT/MVAA Summer Concert Series. 


CAR SHOW – Registration 12-2 p.m., car show will continue until 4 p.m., St. John Byzantine Catholic Church, parking lot, 185 E. Main Street, Uniontown, PA. Rain or shine. Registration fee of $10.00 and the first 150 cars will receive dash plaques and gifts. Arnie Amber, Oldies DJ, 50/50 drawing contest, Byzantine Auction,and food will be featured. A golf cart shuttle will be available. Delicious foods, sandwiches, soups, halushki, baked goods, and more. Contact info: 724-438-6027 (leave message)

Proceeds will benefit the St. John the Baptist Byzantine Church Maintenance Fund.


A TEA ON BROADWAY: A TRIBUTE TO EMMA JEAN PRITCHARD -WEST NEWTON PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNUAL TEA – 12:00 p.m., doors open, event begins promptly at 1:00 p.m., Le Grande Room, 105 S. 2nd St, West Newton, PA. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the library or Gary’s Chuckwagon Restaurant. Limited seating, only 90 tickets will be sold. Call to reserve parties of 8 or more 724-633-0798. Feel free to wear your finest tea hat. Includes lunch, desserts, tea, soft drinks. Gift basket auction and silent auction of authentic vintage tea pots. This year’s tea is a tribute to the late Emma Jean Pritchard.



"REMEMBERING ISLAYS"  –  Peters Creek Historical Society, 7:30 p.m., social room of Wrights United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia.  Members and public are invited to an evening of nostalgia. Guest speaker and Monongahela resident Jay Ramsey, assisted by Douglas Cole, who both worked for Islays, will present an interesting and historical reflection. Further information on the society can be found on its website  



“IDLEWILD: THE HISTORY AND MEMORIES OF PENNSYLVANIA’S OLDEST AMUSEMENT PARK” – 7:00 p.m., Community Rooms of the Jefferson Hills Municipal Building. The West Jefferson Hills Historical Society  program is sure to evoke happy childhood memories of family fun and amusement park thrills experienced at Idlewild Park. Author and historian, Jennifer Sopko, will relate this heartwarming history of Pennsylvania’s oldest amusement park which is sure to entertain. Miss Sopko’s book will be available for purchase.



GREENOCK LOG HOUSE DAYS – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Elizabeth Township. The event sponsored by Elizabeth Township Historical Society will feature 18th Century reenactors, historical displays, entertainment and children’s activities in conjunction with the Greenock U. M. Church’s Apple Fest on adjacent property. The Apple Fest will serve BBQ pork and chicken from noon to 5 p.m. with apple desserts. Questions, call 412-807-8452.


WOMEN ONLY TRAP SHOOT - Rostraver Sportsmen Association, 539 Cedar Creek Rd. in Belle Vernon, Pa. will host a ‘womans only’ trap shoot on Saturday, September 28, 2019.  All women are welcome and the event is open to the public. For more information call 412-779-1250 or e-mail


FALL FESTIVAL/FLEA MARKET – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Jefferson United Presbyterian Church, 716 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills.  Flea market items include household items, clothing, misc items. Light lunch also available. Held indoors.  Handicap accessible. 412-653-4797.


YARD SALE – 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon, PA. Held in the white house next to the church.  We invite you to come browse through a wide variety of items of all kinds (including household, Christmas, etc.) and all at bargain prices.  


COUNTRY DINNER – 2-6:00 p.m., Round Hill Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth, PA. Dinner options are Chicken & Biscuits or Cabbage Rolls. Both dinners include potatoes, vegetables, drinks and dessert.  Kid’s dinner of chicken fingers will also be available. In addition to the dinner we will have a Chinese Auction (from local vendor donations) and a Country Store (homemade items like crafts and baked goods).  The proceeds from this event will benefit our mission fund which supports both local and international projects. Please see our web site: or our facebook page: for additional information.


FALL CARD PARTY – doors open 11:30 a.m., lunch 12:00 p.m., Pittsburgh South Hills Elks 2213, 2789 South Park Rd. Open to all card players. $15 per person. Chinese auction and pot of gold raffle. For tickets call  412-831-0616. 


SPAGHETTI DINNER – 3-6:00 p.m., 303 Stone Church Road, Finleyville, PA (Stone Church). Held by The James Chapel Cemetery Association. Dinner includes:  Spaghetti, Salad, Bread, Dinner Roll, Dessert, and Beverage. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. For more information, please call (724) 348-7454.   


FALL INTO THE HOLIDAYS CRAFT SHOW – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Brentwood VFW, 3801 Saw Mill Run Blvd. Free admission, Plenty of free parking, Handicap accessible, Chinese Auction, Kitchen open from 11-1, craft activity table for the kids while you start your holiday shopping!  There will be a wide variety of beautiful hand made items for sale by local crafters. Jewelry, light up wine bottles, stained glass, local honey, farmhouse, hand painted ornaments, pet clothes, sewn and crochet items, wreaths and much more! Denise 412-519-3559


STUFFED PORK CHOP DINNER – 4-7:00 p.m., Gary's Chuckwagon, located at 109 Second Street, West Newton, PA. Sponsored by Women's Club of West Newton. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at Gary's Restaurant or by calling (724) 872-3551.Take-out is available. 


INDOOR FLEA MARKET / BAKE SALE – V.F.W. Post 1409, Black Diamond, Monongahela.  8:00 am – 2:00 pm. Furniture, clothing, crafts, holiday items and more.  Reserve tables $5 each. Call Pam 724-557-0086.


OLDIES DANCE – 7-11:00 p.m., White Oak American Legion Post #701, 2813 Capital St., White Oak, PA. 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.



MON VALLEY ARTS FEST – 12-5:00 p.m., CCAC South Campus, 1750 Clairton Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122. West Mifflin Community Foundation and the Community College of Allegheny County invite students of all ages to display their art.  Vendors, food trucks, live demos and more. Sponsors welcome.

For more info, contact


ENOCH WRIGHT HOUSE AND LOG CABIN – 1-3:00 p.m., open for tours, located in Venetia, PA. Headquarters of the Peters Creek Historical Society.  Further information on the society can be found on its website  





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