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Happenings & Events


Due to the Coronavirus concerns, many April events that were submitted to the Messenger for publication may have been rescheduled or cancelled.  We have made efforts to try and identify what events have been cancelled, and we have removed any confirmed cancellations from these listings. However, we were not able to reach every event to confirm.  Readers are encouraged to call or e-mail any of the events listed below or visit their website or social media page to find out if they are being held as scheduled.  (THIS ESPECIALLY PERTAINS TO ANY EVENT LISTED DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF APRIL).




EASTER EGG HUNT – 2:00 p.m., Calvary Church of the Nazarene, 73 Promised Land Drive, Coal Center, PA 15423. Be sure to checkout our Facebook page for more info.


CRAFT SHOW AND ETHNIC FOOD FESTIVAL – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Center on the Hill -100 summit Rd., Belle Vernon PA, 15012. Free admission. Chinese Auction, Homemade Ethnic Food, Halupki  Pierogies, Pasta Fagioti, Potato Pancakes, German Potato Salad,Hot Dogs with Sauerkraut Baked Goods and more. For more information call 724-929-6366. Pat Wisyanski  724-929-6366 or email:


BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Elizabeth United Methodist Early Learning Center, Church social hall at 317 S2nd Ave. in Elizabeth. Breakfast includes all you can eat pancakes, sausage, and beverages. Cost is $7.00 for adults, children 2-12 $5.00, and under 2 is free. Bring your cameras for photos with the Bunny! For any more information, please call 412-3894-8374 from 7am -6pm daily.


PANCAKE BREAKFAST – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Pleasant Hills Borough Building Community Room, 410 East Bruceton Road, Pleasant Hills, PA 15236. Held by Pleasant Hills Lions Club. We are celebrating spring with pancakes, baskets and The Bunny! Family Fun – Basket Raffle – Brooms & Bag Sale. Tickets:  $7.00 per person, Children 10 and under $3.00. All proceeds will be directed to PEDIATRIC CANCER CARE


NEW EAGLE COMMUNITY ACTION GROUP'S EASTER EGG HUNT – 12:00 p.m., Tubby Hall Park, 425 Howard Street, New Eagle PA 15067.


EASTER BUNNY BREAKFAST - 9:00-11:00 a.m. OR 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.,  Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 400 Old Clairton Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. Breakfast, crafts, egg hunt, and of course a picture with your favorite bunny. Cost is $5 for ages 2 and up, under 2 are free. Please contact the church office for reservations at 412-655-2168 or


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.


EASTER BAKE SALE – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Jefferson United Methodist Church, 310 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills, PA. A variety of homemade baked goods will be available for purchase including: Easter rolls available in Nut, Apricot and Poppy Seed varieties, cookies, candy, and pies.  Come early for the best selection! For more info, 412-653-3222.


3RD ANNUAL ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP EASTER CELEBRATION – 1:00 p.m., Rostraver Township Municipal Building, 201 Municipal Drive, Rostraver Township, PA  15012. Rain or Shine. Easter Baskets will be provided to children to collect eggs, photos with the Easter Bunny, prize raffles, and complimentary hot dogs and drinks.


EASTER SUNDAY DRIVE-IN CELEBRATION CHRIST’S RESURRECTION - Wright’s UMC in Venetia (9:30 AM) and Edwards Chapel in Finleyville (11 AM).  Stay in your car-come as you are. Come with your family and wave to your friends as we proclaim the Resurrection of Christ, loudspeaker style.  Live Music, Drama in the Word, and Chocolate. Wrights UMC, 788 Venetia Rd, Venetia, and Edwards Chapel UMC, 3111 Route 136 and Chapel Hill Rd., Finleyville.  For more info, call 724-348-5718 or 814-758-1385.


APRIL 14, 21, 28

BINGO – St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Finleyville, PA Bingo every Tuesday in St. Francis Finley Hall.Early Bird Games begin at 7:15 p.m., Regular Games at 7:30 p.m. Special Games, Door Prizes, Magic Number, ‘AllNighter’ Game. Come and join us. Give it a try! For more information, call Mary Parish at 724-348-7145.



GRIEF AFTER CAREGIVING – 7:00 p.m., The Whitehall House (behind John F. Slater Funeral Home), 

4201 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227. Are you struggling with grief and or/identity loss after caregiving? Please join us for this healing conversation with Lisa Story, Executive Director of Hope Grows. For more information or reservations, please call Chris 412-881-9022 or email


SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB – 8:00 p.m., Bethel Park municipal building, 5100 West Library Avenue, Bethel Park, PA. All members and the general public are invited. This month’s program will be on Barber silver coins., 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.


CHARLEROI-MONONGAHELA LODGE #337 FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS - 7:30 p.m., regular stated meeting, Masonic Hall located at 100 2nd St. in Monongahela, Pa. For more information call 724-809-9742.


LET’S COOK THE DASH DIET – 4:30-6:30 p.m., Penn State Extension Washington County, 100 W. Beau St., Suite 601, Washington, PA. This hands-on cooking class follows the DASH eating plan, designed to help treat and prevent high blood pressure. Participants will learn about correct portion sizes and how to prepare and eat a variety of foods that help create a heart-healthy eating style for life. For pricing and to register, visit or call 877-345-0691.


THE RETIRED MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP – 12:00 p.m., Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road, Pleasant Hills, PA. Retirees and their spouse are invited to luncheon with a staff member from the Heinz History Center.  The presentation will be about the history of hockey in Pittsburgh dating back to 1893.Cost is $8.00 per retiree or $12.00 per couple payable at the door. The Retired Men’s Group is non-denominational. Please reserve lunch by calling 412-362-0788 and leave a voice mail.


MONTE CARLO NIGHT – 6-10:00 p.m., at Nativity Church Hall, 5811 Curry Road, Pittsburgh, PA. Held by The Kiwanis Club of Baldwin, 46th Annual Monte Carlo Night. There will be horse races, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, instant BINGO, basket auction, and MORE!  Tickets are $20.00 per person and includes dinner, snacks, soft drinks, and beer. Race horses can also be purchased online before the event for $10.00 each. Tickets will not be sold at the event. Visit for more details or contact Kristina at 412-953-7776. Event is for ages 21 and older.


PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Floreffe Ladies Auxiliary. Adults $7  Child $4, 50/50 Raffle, Lottery Tree Raffle.


VERNON BELLES BUNCO PARTY – 1:00 p.m., Riverside Place Senior Center, Charleroi, PA. Chinese Auction, Door Prizes, 50/50 Drawing. Lunch served promptly at 1:00 p.m. Donation:  $10 pre-sales; $15 at door



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 from both men and women. For more information call 724-984-6611.



SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA REGISTERED NURSES CLUB – 9:30 a.m., Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Road in Bethel Park, PA.  Speaker is Lorelei Stein, CRNA. PhD on "Military Nurses of the Vietnam War, Tenacity , Courage and Loss."  All registered nurses are welcome. Contact Linda at (412) 882-6114 for more information.   


SPRING TEA BY THE RINGGOLD HARP ENSEMBLE – 2-4:00 p.m., Ringgold Middle School music area, 2 Ram Drive, Monongahela, PA 15063. Tickets are on sale in the main office of the middle school (724-258-2211).Tickets are $15 each and includes savories, treats and a lovely variety of teas.  Enhancing the afternoon will be beautiful harp music performed by the students of the Ringgold Harp Ensemble. The proceeds will benefit the Harp Ensemble Scholarship Fund, which enables the harp students to attend the Ohio Scottish Arts School in Ohio. 


NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP CLEAN-UP DAY – 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Nottingham Township Complex, 909 Sugar Run Rd., Eighty-Four, PA  15332. Volunteers Needed - Arrive early for coffee and donuts. Clean-up

begins at 9:30 return at 11:30 for pizza and refreshments.  Gloves and safety vests provided.


AMERICA'S BOATING COURSE – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Greene Cove Yacht club. $25 per person. Pre-register by calling: 412-720-2821.


THE 5TH ANNUAL SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA SPECIAL NEEDS FAIR & EXPO – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., The Pathfinder School, 50 Donati Road, Bethel Park, PA. The Expo, which is free and open to the public, is geared toward persons with special needs and their family members, caregivers and guardians throughout the southwestern PA, tri-state region. It features both indoor and outdoor activities and will take place rain or shine. Some of the scheduled activities include music and dance performances, opportunities to climb aboard various emergency vehicles, playtime with therapy dogs, face-painting, and more. In addition to the activities, attendees are able to speak with professionals representing a wide-range of services and obtain informational materials. Many of the vendors also have giveaways and activities at their individual tables. Questions can be directed to Also, don’t forget to find us on Facebook!

April 26

TOAST TO OURS STARS AWARDS BANQUET - Toast To Ours Stars Club, Inc. of North Charleroi, PA Seventieth Annual Achievement Awards Banquet – 5PM, Lock #4 Volunteer Fire Company Social Hall.  Guest speaker will be educator, historian and General Chairman of the Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame, Stephen V. Russell. Tickets are $25 and available by calling 724-483-6693.


ELECTION DAY SPAGHETTI DINNER – 12-7:00 p.m., Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church, Finleyville, PA. Dinners include: Church made spaghetti w/meat sauce, salad, Italian bread, drink and choice of dessert. Adults - $10.00, Children age 12 and under - $7.00. Takeouts available -containers provided

Orders will be taken day of dinner - 724-348-5278. We are located 1 mile south of Finleyville at the

 intersection of Rte 88 and Mingo Church Road.


PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST – 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m, 303 Stone Church Road, Finleyville, PA. Held by the James Chapel Cemetery Association. Tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.  Tickets are available at the door. For more information, please contact (724) 348-7454 or (412) 337-4564.


VENDOR & WHATEVER SHOW – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Rehoboth Presbyterian Church,  442 Rehoboth Rd, Belle Vernon, PA 15012. Many crafters and vendors. Food, Bake Sale and a Chinese Auction. Fundraiser for Rehoboth Deacons many Missions.  For more info contact: Colleen Ress @ 724-326-4170 or, Jannine Blacka @ 724-929-4922 or or Carolyn Clark @ 724-366-2518 or


KENTUCKY DERBY NIGHT – 5:30-10:00 p.m., Library Fire Hall, South Park, PA. Hosted by the Bethel Park Chamber. Bring a table of friends, Your Own Bottle and snacks for the evening. Decorate your own fancy hat, put on a Derby dress if you want and enter our Ms. Kentucky Derby contest. Details can be found at the chamber website at or call 412-595-8361.


BUNOLA CIVIC ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL MOTHER'S DAY BINGO – doors open 12:00 p.m., begins 1:00 p.m., Civic Center, 366 Bunola River Road, Bunola, PA. Admission is $50 per ticket and includes:  20 early bird, regular games and specials, home cooked lunch buffet and desserts, a complimentary dauber and 15-minute prize giveaways.  The packet does NOT include extra games, the jackpot or winner take all. Early birds pay out $25, regular games $50, specials $100 and for the first time ever we are offering a $1000 JACKPOT!  For more information or tickets visit our Facebook page, stop in any Friday during our Friday night bingo from 6-9:30 PM or call Lisa at 412-841-7310 or Billie at 412-855-8468

MAY 5, 12, 19, 26

BINGO – St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Finleyville, PA Bingo every Tuesday in St. Francis Finley Hall.Early Bird Games begin at 7:15 p.m., Regular Games at 7:30 p.m. Special Games, Door Prizes, Magic Number, ‘AllNighter’ Game. Come and join us. Give it a try! For more information, call Mary Parish at 724-348-7145.






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