November 2, 2016

Ukrainian church to host pyrohy sale
     St. John's Ukrainian Church, 1907 Eden Park Blvd. in McKeesport, will have a pyrohy sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3 and 4. Items ready-to-eat will be potato and cheese pyrohy, homemade haluski, and homemade wedding soup. Also available are frozen potato and cheese pyrohy, and potato and sauerkraut pyrohy, and potato and bacon pyrohy. For more information, call 412-678-2206.

Flea market, bake sale planned

     A flea market and bake sale is planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5 at Elizabeth Baptist Church, 735 Bunola River Road in Elizabeth. Outside space rental is $10; tables are not provided. Call 412-384-6464 to reserve a space. Homemade food will be available for eat-in or takeout.

Stuffed cabbage, bake sale scheduled

​     St. Mary's Russian Orthodox Church, 330 Shaw Ave. in McKeesport, will have a stuffed cabbage and bake sale. Orders for stuffed cabbage ($1.75 each), homemade bread ($4 for plain bread, $4.50 for raisin bread), cheregie, cookies, and nut, apricot and poppyseed rolls ($10.50 per roll) must be made by Nov. 6. ; call 412-678-6393, 412-672-3444 or 412-672-0736 to place an order.

     Orders can be picked up Nov. 10.

January 7, 2020

Elizabeth Twp. Seniors to meet

     Elizabeth Township Seniors  will meet at noon Jan. 13 at the Boston Spectrum. Greeters will be Ralph Hoffman, Sandy Voytko and Janet Adams. Sandin Home Health Services will offer free blood pressure screenings until noon. President Tom George will preside at the meeting and Chaplain Don Kuhns will offer the table blessing. Those attending should bring a bag lunch. After lunch, the business meeting will open with the flag pledge and singing of "God Bless America." Tour Director Bob Gillie will discuss upcoming trips. John and June Stefl will conduct share the wealth and Financial Secretary Bernie Gillie will accept $10 annual dues; that will be the last time to pay dues.

    There will be a basket auction; those bringing items include Helen Steinkopf, Toni Denne, Evelyn Nehas, Tom George, Bob Humenik and Jean Pope. Items should be there by 11 a.m. Officers will be sworn in. Birthdays and anniversaries will be celebrated and a collection will be taken for a local food pantry; volunteers are needed to assist with the kitchen. Bingo will be played after the meeting.
    If the Elizabeth Forward School District cancels school because of weather, the meeting will be cancelled. There will be a meeting if there is only a delay.

Grandma's Kitchen planned at library

     Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport, will host Grandma's Kitchen every other month beginning Jan. 14 from 6-8 p.m. A different ethnic food will be prepared at each gathering, which could be at a location other than the library. Registration is required for the adult classes and can be done by calling 412-672-0625.  

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January 3, 2020

Central VFC to host train show

     Grand Central Train Show, hosted by Central Volunteer Fire Co., will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 4 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 5 at Court Time Sports Center, 95 Enterprise St. in Elizabeth Twp. There will be more than 100 vendor and multiple train displays. Cost is $6, free for children 12 and younger.

MRA plans auditions for Mary Poppins Jr.

     Auditions for the Mon River Arts production of "Mary Poppins Jr." will be from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 8 and 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 11 at MRA, 206 Plum St. in Elizabeth. Youth ages 8-17 can attend either audition and prepare 32 bars of a Broadway song to showcase vocal range; students also should be dressed to dance. Parents must accompany students to complete registration information. This is a tuition-based program. For more information, contact MRA at 412-405-8425 or at the web site at www.monriverarts.org. Show dates are March 12-15.

Information available for Census jobs
     A representative from the U.S. Census Bureau will discuss 2020 Census jobs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 11 and 18 at Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport. Jobs can provide extra income, flexibility, weekly pay, and paid training. For more informaton about the free sessions, call 412-672-0625.

January 6, 2020

MLT Juniors to present 'Into the Woods'

     "Into the Woods" will be presented by the McKeesport Little Theater Juniors Jan. 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. at the theater at 1614 Coursin St. in McKeesport. The Tony Award-winning musical by James Lopine and Stephen Sondheim features popular storybook characters that come together in the classic tale. Tickets are $15, $10 for students. For more information, go to the web site at www.mckeesportlittletheater.com.

Daytime movies planned at library

     Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport, will show two daytime movies. "Ad Astra" will be shown Jan. 14 and "Judy" will be Jan. 28, both at 10 a.m. in the Children's Room. "Ad Astra" is about an astronaut who goes on a mission across an unforgiving solar system to find the truth about his missing father, but the doomed expedition 30 years ago threatens the universe now. "Judy" is about performer Judy Garland who arrives in London in the winter of 1968 for a series of sold-out concerts. No registration is needed for the free movies, which are intended for adults. For more information, call 412-672-0625.

January 1, 2020

Health study event planned at library

     Forms to take part in the All of Us Pennsylvania study can be completed Jan. 7 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport, The study is part of a National Institutes of Health nationwide precision medicine study designed to give doctors and researchers the tools needed for the discovery of more individualized approaches to healthcare. To join the study, call 412-383-2737 or visit JoinAllofUsPA.org. The requirements can be completed at the library; those who complete the requirements will receive a $25 Giant Eagle gift card. Registration is required for the free program. Questions can be answered at the circulation desk at the library.

January 9, 2020

'Nightwatch' auditions planned at MLT

     Auditions for "Nightwatch" will be from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 12 and 6-9 p.m. Jan. 13 at McKeesport Little Theater, 1614 Coursin St. in McKeesport. Those auditioning should be prepared with a two-minute monologue and be ready for possible cold readings. "Nightwatch" is a mystery/thriller by Louise Fletcher. Show dates are March 13-15 and 20-22. For more information, call 412-667-1100 or go to the web site at mckeesportlittletheater.com.

Library to host reading social

     "Another Brooklyn" by Jaqueline Woodson will be discussed at the Reading Social at noon Jan. 15 at Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport. No registration is required for the free gathering geared toward adults. For more information, call 412-672-0625.

December 10, 2019

Cookie sale planned at St. Mary's Russian Orthodox Church

     St. Mary's Russian Orthodox Church, 330 Shaw Ave. in McKeesport, is hosting a Christmas bake sale Dec. 19.  Items are bread, pascha, raisin pascha, Apricot, nut and poppyseed rolls, and assorted cookies. Orders are due by Dec. 15 and can be placed by calling 412-672-0736 or 412-678-6393.

Library to host Christmas lunch, movie

     Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport, will show the film "Downton Abbey" at 11 a.m. Dec. 17 in the Children's Room. There will be tea and sandwiches; those attending should bring a covered dish to share. Registration is required for the free event and can be done by calling 412-672-0625.

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December 5, 2019

Festival of Trees begins in McKeesport

     The Festival of Trees at the Jacob Woll Pavilion in Renziehausen Park in McKeesport is from noon to 9 p.m. Dec. 5-6. Admission is $2, children 12 and younger are admitted free with a donation of a non-perishable food item.

Author Bashaar to discuss her book

     Local author Kathryn Bashaar will discuss her book, "The Saint's Mistress," at 1 p.m. Dec. 12 in the Children's Room at Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport. The story takes place in the 4th Century with the fall of the Roman Empire and rise of Christianity and is the untold story of St. Augustine's beloved mistress. To register for the free event, call 412-672-0625.

December 3, 2019

Elizabeth Twp. Seniors to gather

   Elizabeth Township Seniors will meet at noon December 9 at the Boston Spectrum for the Christmas party. Officers will serve as the greeters. Sandin Home Health Services will offer free blood pressure screenings until noon. President Tom George will lead the meeting and Chaplain Don Kuhns will offer the table blessing. After the Christmas lunch, the president will lead members in the flag pledge and singing of "God Bless America." Birthdays and anniversaries will be celebrated and a collection will be taken for a local food bank. Entertainment will be offered by singers Darryl and Kim. There will not be bingo or basket auction. Members should bring a bag lunch to January and February meetings.
    If Elizabeth Forward School District cancels school because of the weather, the meeting will be cancelled. There will be a meeting if school is just delayed.

Green cleaning workshop planned

     A representative from Women for A Healthy Environment will show how to clean chemical free and environmentally sound at 4 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Duquesne branch of the Carnegie Library of McKeesport and 3 p.m. Dec. 12 at the White Oak branch. Green cleaning kits will be distributed at each session. To register for the free events, call 412-672-0625.

     The Duquesne branch is located at 300 Kennedy Ave. in Duquesne and the White Oak site is at 169 Victoria Drive in White Oak.

Adult craft class offered at library

     Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport, will host an adult craft class to make Christmas candy holders at 1 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Children's Room. To register for the free program, call 412-672-0625.

McKeesport Little Theater hosts 'Wonderful Life' radio play as fundraiser

    Joe Landry's “It’s a Wonderful Life, a Radio Play” will be at McKeesport Little Theater at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6,7, 13 and 14 and 2 p.m. Dec. 8 and 15. The beloved American Christmas classic comes to life as a 1940s broadcast to tell the story of idealistic George Bailey who considers ending his life one Christmas Eve. Tickets are $15, $10 for students and can be purchased online at mckeesportlittletheater.com.

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