The 18-hole Women's Golf at Youghiogheny Country Club hosted the Petticoat Open. Winner is Valerie Wilson, left, and Angie PIesik is runner-up.

YCC Nine Hole Chapman event winning team

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League winners of the June 2 One Ball Event was the team of Judi Murray, left, and Sarah Gossman, left photo. At right, Murray won the Flag Day event.

The 18 Hole Youghiogheny Country Club Women's Golf Association hosted its invitational, "18 Holes Under the Sea." In the left photo, the committee was, from left, Vickie McDevitt, Jane Marino, Chairlady Lynn McHolme, Betty Lee Hancsak and Penny Natale. In the right photo, winners of the Stableford event, from left, are Vicky Bezeredi, Angie Piesik, Maureen Fiore and Kathy Bartony with their beach bags, towels and sunscreen.

June 29, 2022

NAMI July meeting cancelled

      NAMI McKeesport affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will not meet July 6. The group will resume meeting on Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. at Penn State Greater Allegheny Room F122 in the Frable Building.  The meeting is open to families and friends of loved ones living with mental illness.

     Sara Levine Steinberg, event and technology coordinator for NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania, will offer details for the annual NAMI Walk in October. Walks were virtual in 2020 and 2021, but this year walkers can participate in person. Steinberg will also answer questions about resources offered by NAMI Keystone.

     NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness, offering understanding and support unique to those who are affected by these conditions. For more information about the McKeesport meeting, call 412-527-6600. For the NAMI Helpline call 412-366-3788 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Library to offer 'Science on the Road'

     "Science on the Road" with the Carnegie Science Center will offer three STEM by the Hour programs at Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport. The schedule is:

     July 1 - "Build It, Break It" for kindergarten through third graders. Participants will create sculptures, arches and other unique structures.

     July 8 - "Dinosaur Discovery" for kindergarten through fourth graders, is an interactive investigation into paleontology.

     July 15 - "Engineering Challenges" for grades 2-5 tests engineering skills through design challenges. 

​     All classes begin at 1 p.m. in the Children's Room. Register at the Event at the library's website, www.McKeesportLibrary.org. For more information, call the library at 412-672-0625.

     The program is made possible through the Lucchino Fund.


Chaired by Betty Lee Hancsak, the 18 Hole Ladies of Youghiogheny Country Club memorialized former member Joanne Detorre with a special outing. The Ladies in Red event raised $1,035 for Easter Seals, Detorre's favorite charity. Pictured are Detorre's family members and golfers.

YCC 18 Hole Ladies in Red event pays tribute to former member


July 20, 2022

Salvation Army hosts health, information fair

     A Health and Information Fair hosted by the Salvation Army McKeesport is July 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 821 Walnut St. in McKeesport. The event will include free snacks, a community resource fair, blood pressure screenings by UPMC McKeesport, Mon-Yough Behavioral Health, balance screening by the UPMC Centers for Rehab Services, Zumba, and health insurance information. Salvation Army is led by Captain Moner and Captain Sarah Lapaix. For more information, call 412-673-6627.

Heritage Center hosts Renzie Ramble

     The Renzie Ramble is July 16 beginning at noon at the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center, 1832 Arboretum Drive in Renziehausen Park in McKeesport. The walking tours begin at noon and the last tour leaves at 3:15 p.m. Performers from McKeesport Little Theater bring to life many notable people with a connection to McKeesport including Murph the Surf, Jenny Lind, Bette Ford, John F. Kennedy, and Chief Fred Bray. Tickets are available online at mckeesportheritage.org or in person the day of the event; cost is $15, $12 for members and $6 for youth 12 and younger. Explore the exhibits at the center before or after the tour. For more information, call 412-678-1832.

Library to host pizza, paint event

     Pizza and Paint will be offered at Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport July 24 at 1 p.m. in the Children's Room; doors open at 12:30. Art materials will be provided. Space is limited for this free family event; registration required by July 20 at www.McKeesportLibrary.org or calling 412-672-0625. Proceeds benefit the library.

August 4, 2022

Elizabeth Twp. Seniors to meet

     Elizabeth Township Seniors will meet Aug. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Butler's Rock Run Inn. President Linda Bennett will preside and Debbie Gilbert will offer the table blessing. Lunch is $10 and will be hamburgers, potato salad, beans, coleslaw, relish tray, iced tea, and cupcakes. The business meeting will begin at 1 p.m. with the flag pledge and singing of "God Bless America." Gilbert will discuss upcoming trips. Share the Wealth will be conducted by Linda Baila and Gayle Wills, and the basket auction will be conducted by Carol Butler and Betty Lucot. Those bringing items for the auction include Ralph Hoffman, Judy Hoag, Marian Dimpel, Carol Butler, Nancy Fabrie and Cheryl Copeland; items should be there by 11 a.m. Entertainment will be a funny fashion show. There will not be bingo.

Village for Kids festivities planned

     The 13th annual Village for Kids will be Aug. 8 from Noon to 4 p.m. at the Lions Band Shell and ballfield in Renziehausen Park. This is a free event; adult supervision is recommended for children younger than 6. Festivities will include food, a photo booth, crafts, games, music, inflatable rides, and a meet and greet with Sonic the Hedgehog. A Prince and Princess will be crowned at 2:30 p.m.; they must be there to win. The Prince and Princess will each receive a 20-inch bike and a helmet donated by the McKeesport Trail Commission, which will be presented at International Village Aug. 9 at 8 p.m.
     The day's schedule is:
NOON - 4 p.m. - DJ at the bandshell; Food Gallery (Freeze Pops, hot dogs, chips, cookies, drinks, fruit snacks; nachos and pop will be available to purchase from the Kiwanis Club); Activity Zone by Family Tent Rental; screenings, information, crafts, game tables, activities, fingerprinting by police, fire smokehouse; and a photo booth tent
NOON - 2 p.m. - Registration table for "A Village Kids" Day Prince and Princess. Children 12 and younger are eligible.
1-2 p.m. AT THE STAGE - Meet and Greet with Sonic the Hedgehog (made possible by P.G.H. Party Creations)
2:30 p.m. AT THE STAGE - Announcements/Pictures and crowing of the Prince and Princess

Library's reading finale, petting zoo

     Carnegie Library of McKeesport's Summer Reading Finale and Petting Zoo is Aug. 5 at 1 p.m. on the lawn, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport. There will be food, drinks, raffle prizes, and a variety of baby animals from the Barnyard Petting Zoo. To register for the free event, go to the Event Keep Calendar at the website at www.McKeesportLibrary.org. The library will close at noon.

June 16, 2022

Teen Time at the library

     Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport, will host Teen Time for youth in grades 5-12 at 3 p.m. in the Children's Room. On June 22 the project will be Personalized Tumblers - Cricut where teens will print designs, cut and put together a drink tumbler. On June 29, participants will make Slime. To register for the free events, call the library at 412-672-0625 or visit the website site at www.McKeesportLibrary.org.

July 21, 2022

YCC 18 hole golfers' event committee, winners

Youghiogheny Country Club Nine Hole Woman’s Golf League's Guest Day's theme was “Pittsburgh Sports." The winning foursome in the scramble was Jean Joseph, Jan Landini, Sarah Gossman and Karen Chisholm, left photo. The league played the score of all even holes and the winners were, top photo from left, Joseph, third; Gossman, first; Judi Murray, second, and Patty Decima, fourth.

Nine Hole golf event winners

Elizabeth Twp. Seniors cancel July meeting

     Due to renovations at the White Oak American Legion, July 12 meeting of the Elizabeth Township Seniors is cancelled. Those scheduled to bring items for the basket auction are asked to bring them to the 
Aug. 12 meeting. The funny fashion show will be the entertainment for the next meeting. 

Library to host various events

     Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport is hosting several events:

     Fairy Villages begins July 11. This is the first stage of creating a village for the library's resident fairies. Folks can help complete dwellings, businesses, green space, and other amenities. Most materials will be provided. This will be an on-going project until it is completed. It is outside so work is weather-permitting. For more information or to register for the free event, call Rose at 412-672-0625.

      UPMC Health Discussion July 11 at 2 p.m. in the Children's Room. Nathan Barr, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, will discuss low back pain, including prevention and physical therapy treatment. Barr is facility director for UPMC McKeesport Center for Rehab Services. To register for the free event, call the library at 412-672-0625 or visit the website at www.MckeesportLibrary.org.

     WWII Footlocker July 12 at 2 p.m. in the Children's Room. A program by Soldiers & Sailors Museum offers insight about the real equipment, clothing and other items used by soldiers in World War II. The program is for all ages. There will be a door prize after the program - four Kennywood tickets. To register for the free event, call the library at 412-672-0625 or visit the website at www.MckeesportLibrary.org.

     Teen Movie After Hours July 13 at 6 p.m. in the Children's Room. The movie is "Firestarter" starring Zac Efron. There will be pizza and popcorn. The movie is rated R. To register for the free event, call the library at 412-672-0625 or visit the website at www.MckeesportLibrary.org.

     Tuesday movies will be shown at 11 a.m. in the Children's Room. The schedule is:

          * July 12 - Plague at the Golden Gate

          * July 19 - Hill Billy Elegy

          * July 26 - Downton Abbey: A New Era

     To register for the free events, call the library at 412-672-0625 or visit the website at www.MckeesportLibrary.org.

June 23, 2022

July 15, 2022

YCC Nine Hole Golf Winners

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Library to host talk about Kaufmann's history

     Laura Malt Schneiderman will discuss McKeesport Past and Present Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. in the Children's Room of Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport. She will discuss how the city's Fifth Avenue has changed in the last 100 years and what could be in the future. The award-winning journalist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, her work often focuses on local history. To register for the free event, call 412-672-0625 or go to the website at www.McKeesportLibrary.org.

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.

July 7, 2022

YCC 18 Hole winners of Petticoat event

August 5, 2022

YCC Women's Nine Hole golf events winners

August 3, 2022

Mon Valley Happenings

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Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League winner of Low Net and  Star of the Day was Judi Murray, left. Runner-up was Jan Baum.   

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Send information to mvhappenings@gmail.com. Announcements will be posted for one month.

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League winners of the Chapman event was the team of Ginger Spang and Jean Joseph.

NAMI McKeesport to meet

     NAMI McKeesport affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. at Penn State Greater Allegheny in the Frable Building Room F122. The meeting is open to families and friends of loved ones living with mental illness. Sara Levine Steinberg, event and technology coordinator for NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania, will discuss plans for the annual NAMI Walk in October. She will also discuss the services and resources available from NAMI Keystone by calling 412-366-3788 or going to www.namikeystonepa.org.

     NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness by offering understanding and support unique to those who are affected by these conditions. For more information about the McKeesport meeting, call 412-527-6600. For the NAMI Helpline call 412-366-3788 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sts. Joachim and Anne plan parish festival

     Saints Joachim and Anne Parish Community Festival is Aug. 4-5 from 6-11 p.m. and Aug. 6 from 5-11 p.m. at St. Eugene Church, 3210 Liberty Way in Liberty Borough. Food booth opens at 5 p.m. and features haluski, stuffed cabbage, pierogies, and hot sausage, as well as funnel cakes with toppings, fried Oreos, funnel cake fries, fried Twinkies and other treats. There will be games, rides, cash prize drawings, wheelbarrow of cheer, nightly ground prizes, specialty baskets, 3-night super stars basket raffle, bingo, instant bingo, flea market, bake sale, children’s area, entertainment, craft baskets, and a photo booth. DJ Tim will spin tunes each evening and Tim Litvin & the Nature Boy Band will perform country music Friday from 7-9 p.m. No pets allowed, only service animals are permitted on the grounds. There will be special “Pre-Sale” for the flea market/antique sale July 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Father Rowan Hall; there is a $5 admission fee, children younger than 12 are admitted free. For more information, visit the website at https://joachimandannediopitt.org/festival. The festival is tobacco-free.

Carnegie Science Center to visit library sites

     Duquesne and White Oak sites of the Carnegie Library of McKeesport will host the Carnegie Science Center's "STEM Walk-Up" program. The outdoor event will be July 22 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Duquesne site, 300 Kennedy Ave. and July 28 at White Oak, 169 Victoria Drive.  Youth can make a biodegradable sculpture to take home, with another sculpture staying at each site. Registration is suggested for the free event and can be done at www.McKeesportLibrary.org or by calling 412-672-0625. The program is possible by the generosity of the Luccino Fund.