October 5, 2017

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Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole League winner of the Star of the Year Tournament is Jan Baum, left, with Pat Lozano as runner-up. 

October 17, 2017

Fair Trade Oktoberfest planned

     Peace Lutheran Church, 641 Zimmer Hill in the Greenock section of Elizabeth Twp., will have a Fair Trade Oktoberfest from 2-6 p.m. Oct. 21. There will be a community dinner and unique handmade items from around the world. Donations for Lutheran Disaster Response Hurricane Relief will be accepted.

Financial workshop scheduled

     "Tackle Your Financial Goals II" is a free workshop from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Mon Valley Initiative, 305 E. Eighth Ave. in Homestead. Attendees will learn ways to use their money wisely. There will be refreshments and prizes. The workshop is presented by MVI and Neighborhood Allies. For more information, call 412-464-4000, ext. 4001 or go to www.monvalleyinitiative.com.

Church to pork roast dinner

     Holy Family National Catholic Church, 1921 Eden Park Blvd. in McKeesport, will host a pork roast dinner from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 21. The buffet will feature a pork roast dinner, dessert, and beverage. There will be a basket auction. Tickets are available by calling Kathy Trumpe at 412-664-4591 or at the door.

Hiring job fair planned at library

     A job fair hiring substitute teachers, classroom aides, and personal care assistants for Mon Valley School - Jefferson Hills/West Mifflin and Pathfinder School - Bethel Park is from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 24 on the main floor of Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport. Registration is requested for the free event. For more information, call 412-672-0625.

Spaghetti dinner slated at church

     A spaghetti dinner is from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Elizabeth Wesleyan Church, 205 Church St. in Elizabeth. For takeout orders, call 412-384-8868.


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Apple Fest, Log House Days planned

     Greenock Apple Fest, hosted by Greenock United Methodist Church in Elizabeth Twp., will be from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 23 There will be barbecue chicken and pork, homemade apple treats, a bake sale, and games for youth. Rubbie Greenewald will provide the entertainment. For more information, call 412-751-7726.

     Also, Greenock Log House Days, hosted by the Elizabeth Twp. Historical Society, will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 23. Tours will be available of the historic 1790 house. There will be living history exhibits, re-enactors, and vendors. For more information, call 412-751-5389.

Senior wellness, safety event planned
     State Sen. Jim Brewster will host a Senior Wellness & Safety Expo from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 28 at McKeesport Palisades, 100, Fifth Ave. in McKeesport. The event will include free flu shots and screenings, information, and refreshments. For more information, call Kathy Jo Osman at the senator's McKeesport office at 412-664-5200 or at kathy.osman@pasenate.com.

September 29, 2017

Bingo planned in Bunola

     Bunola Volunteer Fire Co., 366 Bunola River Road in Forward Twp., will host bingo on Oct. 1. Doors open at 4 p.m. and bingo begins at 5:15.

Church to host Country Fair

     Round Hill Presbyterian Church, 2150 Round Hill Church Road in Elizabeth Twp., will have its annual Country Fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7. There will be a flea market and silent auction; winning bidders do not have to be present to win. Other activities will include a country store, bake sale, craft show, kids craft room, family photos, entertainment featuring Rubbie Greenewald, and games for all ages. Chicken and biscuits will be available to eat there or for takeout. All children's activities are free; debit cards and PayPal accepted for other purchases. All proceeds benefit missions.

Night at the Races scheduled

St. Angela Merici Parish, 1640 Fawcett Ave., White Oak, is hosting its annual Night at the Races on Saturday, October 7 in the Fr. Drap Social Hall.  Doors open at 6:00p.m.  Admission is $10.00 and includes a buffet meal and beverages.  Horses can be purchased for $5.00; race winners receive $25.  A Chinese Auction, 50/50, door prizes, and other games of chance will be featured.  For more information or tickets, visit the parish website atwww.stangelamericiparish.org or call the parish office at 412-672-9641.

September 27, 2017

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole League's winner of the Low Putt Event and Star of the Day is Patty Decima.  Runner-up of the putting event is Pat Sheleheda.


September 28, 2017

     The Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League had its Closing Day and winners of the 9 hole scramble were Pat Lozano and Jean Joseph, left photo; Sandy Mikita, right, was unable to play.  Nine Hole Golf League members, right photo, are Rose Marie Zuro, Lozano, Mikita, Pat Sheleheda, Jan Baum, Judi Murray, Patty Decima, Angie Zalakar and Joseph. The following prizes were awarded: Longest drive on No. 2 Fairway, Decima; Longest Putt on No. 9 gree, Joseph; and Closest to the scarecrow on No. 4 fairway, Joseph. Officers for the 2018 season are chairman, Baum; program chairman, Joseph; treasurer, Decima; awards, Decima; publicity, Zuro;  ringers, Zalakar; Guest Day, Lozano; and Rally Day, Carole Friend and Joseph.

September 22, 2017

Library posts week's events
     Carnegie Library of McKeesport  has the following activities planned:
     Sept. 25: CareerLink
     Sept. 26: CareerLink; Pre-K class at White Oak, 11 a.m.; Wise Walk, 2:30 p.m.; Wii gaming, 4
     Sept. 27: Books & Cookies, 4:30 p.m.
     Sept. 28: Pre-K class at McKeesport and Knitters, 11 a.m.
     Sept. 29: Board game night, 5 p.m.
     Library hours at the McKeesport site, 1507 Library Ave., are Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     Children's Room hours are Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For information, call 412-672-0625.
       Hours at the White Oak location,169 Victoria Drive (at Heritage Hill Pool and Park) are Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 2-6 p.m.; closed Friday; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is a book drop at this location. For information, call 412-678-2002.
       Hours at the Duquesne location, 300 Kennedy Ave. (in the school; use the outer steps) are Monday through Thursday, 3:45-8 p.m.; Friday, 3:45-6:45 p.m.; closed Saturday. For information, call 412-469-9143.
     For more information about library events and activities, call the McKeesport location at 412-672-0625 or visit the web site at www.mckeesportlibrary.org.​

Paint a pet class planned

     The McKeesport Art Group will present, "Paint Your Pet!" from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Jacob Woll Pavilion in Renziehausen Park in McKeesport. Cost is $25 and includes light snacks and all painting materials; all participants must be at least 18 years old. Advance registration and payment is required by Sept. 25 by emailing Jan Catalogna at jacat99@aol.com or calling 412-469-2710. A photo of the pet should be emailed to Norma Rowley at fancy.creations@yahoo.com so it can be made into a line drawing and printed on canvas so it's ready to paint. The photo should be a closeup, clear, and well lit. If you don't have a photo suitable for digital manipulation, an image will be created that resembles the pet as closely as possible.

     For more information, contact the group at mckeesportartgroup.com or McKeesport Art Group on Facebook.

Clairton AARP 1612 to gather

     Clairton AARP No. 1612 will meet at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 27 for coffee and doughnuts at Wilson Presbyterian Church. The Banjo All Stars will entertain the group and a hot sandwich lunch will be offered for $3, $4 for nonmembers. An overnight trip is planned Nov. 7-8 to Lancaster for "The Miracle of Christmas" at the Sight and Sound Theatre. For more information, call 724-872-1165. For a copy of the chapter newsletter, call 412-854-0594.

October 9, 2017

Elizabeth Twp. Seniors to gather

     Elizabeth Township Seniors will meet at noon Oct. 9 at the Boston Spectrum. Greeters will be Alan Lewis, Jann Molinari and Nancy Moffa. Sandin Home Health Services will offer free flu shots and free blood pressure screenings until noon. Financial Scretary Bernie Gillie will collec 2018 dues of $9. Tickets will be available for the Christmas party; cost is $15, $20 for guests. Socks will be collected for the homeless. President Jack Greenewald will preside  and Chaplain Don Kuhns will offer the table blessing. Octoberfest lunch at $4 will be hotdogs, kielbasa, sauerkraut, potato salad, cupcakes, and coffee and tea. The business meeting will begin at 1. p.m. with the flag pledge and singing of the "Star Spangled Banner." October birthdays and anniversaries will be recognized and trips will be discussed by Tour Director Bob Gillie. Accordion player and singer Kevin Solecki will provide the entertainment. A collection for a local food pantry will be taken. Tom and Estelle George will conduct the Share the Wealth and there will be a basket auction. Those bringing items for the auction include Barbara Mantsch, Toni Denne, Bernie Gillie, Marjorie Popham, June Rischitelli, Terri Tkac, Janet Blaho, Sandy Voytek, and Ruth Schwirian; items should be there by 11 a.m.  Joe Procacina will call bingo after the meeting.

Flu shots offered at library

     Free flu shots will be given by EMS paramedics from 9-11 a.m. Oct. 1 at Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport. People must be 18 or older to receive the shots. Refreshments will be provided. Sign in at the circulation desk; pre-registration is not required. For more information, call 412-672-0625.

Community collecting winter coats

     Port Vue Citizens Committee has started its annual coat drive. Coats can be dropped off in the lobby of the borough building through the end of October. Coats will be distributed in November. For more information, call Steve Hvozdik at 412-672-4303.

Group hosting t-shirt design contest

     The Crew Missions is having a t-shirt design contest. Designs can be submitted at info@crewmissions.org. For more information or updates, follow the mission's Facebook page, @crewmissions.    

Living History cemetery tour planned

      The McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center brings back The third annual Living History Tour of the McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery, presented by the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center, will be from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29. The self-guided tour features some of the area's most intriguing, famous and infamous people. From a Civil War hero to the victim of a tragic train accident, actors bring to life nine characters while highlighting the nuance that “everybody has a story.” This year’s tour will feature a stop highlighting the history of the cemetery, and a food truck roundup.

     Two previously featured people buried in unmarked graves will be recognized with markers during the tour. Through a grant from the Peter’s Foundation, the center will mark the graves of Private William Sample, one of the four men who carried President Abraham Lincoln’s body from the Ford’s Theater, and George W. Simmons, McKeesport’s first African American police officer.
     Those unable to walk the tour, there will be a presentation at the heritage center in Renziehausen Park at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9.

     Adult admission for the tour and/or presentation is $10, $13 the day of the event. All proceeds benefit the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center, a non-profit Mon-Valley area museum and research facility dedicated to preserving the rich past of the region through education, programs and outreach.

Hospice topic of Aging Center event

     Steve Illig of Family Hospice will talk about the organization and what hospice is all about from 1-2 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Aging Institute at UPMC McKeesport Resource Center, Crawford Building, Suite 145, 1500 Fifth Ave. in McKeesport. For reservations, call 412-647-1897 no later than Oct. 20.

Addiction vigil scheduled

     A candlelight vigil for those who have died because of addiction is 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Glassport Honor Roll, 400 Monongahela Ave. in Glassport. The gathering is hosted by SA Reality Tour. Those attending can bring a photo of someone to be remembered. The event is designed to provide support and understanding for those battling addiction and their loved ones, while remembering those lost to the disease. Information and referrals will be available by various agencies.

Church plans craft, vendor show

    The Youth Association at Holy Family National Catholic Church, 1921 Eden Park Blvd. in McKeesport, will have a craft and vendor show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 30 in the parish hall. There also will be a Chinese auction and refreshments.

Flea market tables available

     Wilmerding Park Flea Market will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14. There is no registration fee. For more information or to register, call 412-823-0420.

October 13, 2017

Angora Gardens hosts festival

     A Fall Festival is planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 21 at Angora Gardens, 3 Muse Lane in White Oak. There will be food, music, games, vendors, crafts, bunnies, a Chinese auction, 50/50, a magician, and face painting.

Hungarian Grape Dance planned

     A SzUreti (grape) Dance is planned Oct. 21 at the McKeesport Hungarian Social Club, 3004 Walnut St. in the Christy Park section of McKeesport. Doors open at 6 p.m.; food is available at 7 p.m. Cost is $10; food is $8 with a choice of kolbasz with parsley potatoes or chicken paprikas with nokedli (dumplings). The band will play from 8-11 p.m. For more information, call Kathy Majors at 412-849-0481.

NAACP to gather

     McKeesport Unit of the NAACP will meet on Oct. 14 at the Common Ground, 410 Ninth St. in McKeesport. The Executive Committee meets at 11 a.m. followed by the general membership at noon.

Library to show movie

     "Coraline" will be shown at 5 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Children's Room at Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport. Popcorn will be provided; computers will be shut down. Registration is suggested for the free family event. For more information or to register, call 412-672-0625.

Crew Missions plans giveback day

     Volunteers will have a giveback day from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 14 for a homeowner in West Elizabeth. Work will involve trimming, weeding, and trimming hedges. Snacks, beverages will be provided. Tools will be available. Call 412--708-7328 to register or for more information. When volunteers are registered, the worksite address will be provided. The group will meet at the location.

September 18, 2017

Community Day planned in West Elizabeth

     West Elizabeth Community Day is from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at the ballfield, 299 Border St. There will be food, entertainment, a pig roast, games, pumpking painting, face painting, and a bounce house. The event is hosted by Calvary Chapel South Pittsburgh in conjunction with West Elizabeth Borough Council. For more information, call 412-596-8869.

Church to host craft, vendor show

     St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 200 Leger Road in North Huntingdon Twp., will have a craft and vendor show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 7 in Mack Hall. There will be more than 40 tables of local sellers. There will be auction baskets, a 50/50 raffle, concession stand, and bake sale. There is no admission fee.

Library offers daytime movies

     Daytime movies will be shown at Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport at 10 a.m. in the Children's Room. The movies are "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" on Oct. 3 and "Rear Window" on Oct. 31. The movies are geared for adults. No registraton is required; attendees can bring a pillow. For more information, call 412-672-0625.

McKeesport garden club to meet

     Garden Club of McKeesport will meet on Oct. 16 at the Margaret Larson Garden Center in Renziehausen Park in McKeesport. President Barbara Bradley will conduct the business meeting at 11 a.m. The horticulture report will be "Saving Seeds." Marsha Pratt will give the invocation. Lunch will be prepared by Barbara Bradley, Pam Cottle, Barb Grabofski and Dorothy Zenkevich. Master Gardener Joan Kugler will present the program, "Bulbs for All Year Use." Members attending should bring donations for the food bank.

     The Garden Club of McKeesport is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, the National Garden Club Inc., District VII Garden Club Federation of PA, and the Confederation of McKeesport District Women's Clubs. For more information about the club, visit the web site at http://thegardenclubofmckeesport.org/ or email info.gardenclubofmckeesport@gmail.com.

Church to host fall pierogie sale

     Holy Family Parish, 1921 Eden Park Blvd. in McKeesport, will have a fall pierogi sale on Oct. 13. Orders can be called in to 412-664-7009 on Oct. 12 starting at 8 a.m. Quantities are limited. Orders can be picked up between 3-6 p.m. Oct. 13. The menu features potato-chese, dry cottage cheese, and lekvar pierogis for $9 a dozen; stuffed cabbage for $1.75 each; and haluski for $5 a quart and $2.50 a pint.

PTSA fundraiser scheduled

     A mystery dinner and show hosted by the Elizabeth Forward Middle School Parent-Teacher-Student Association is 6 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Sunset Room in Elizabeth Twp. Cost for the adults-only event is $50 and includes a dinner buffet, cash bar, and raffle baskets. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner starts at 6:30, and the show at 7. The theme is western and attire to match the theme is encouraged. Ticket and reservation are required. For more information or tickets, contact jrklee@gmail.com or tdcaruso@comcast.net or message EFMS Ptsa on Facebook.

Mad Hatters to gather at library

     Knitters and crocheters - the Mad Hatters - will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays in the Magaine Room at Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport. The group will make items like hats to be donated to local cancer patients and other projects. Registration is not required for the free event. For more information, call 412-672-0625.

SHORE Foundation event planned

     A Murder Mystery Dinner hosted by the SHORE Foundation is Nov. 4. The event includes dinner, show, music, and raffles. The theme is Star Trek. For more information or to reserve seat, visit www.theshorefoundation.org.

September 25, 2017

Lynne McHolme, last year’s winner and current administrator for 10 Ladies Out, awarded cash prizes to the final three golfers in the competition for the 18 Hole Women’s Golf Association at Youghiogheny Country Club.  Golfers competed during the season for one of the10 lowest handicap-adjusted rounds to qualify.  YCC assistant golf professional Joe Hanna recorded scores in the hole-by-hole event. The golfer with the highest net score on each hole was eliminated; ties required a sudden death chip-off before going to the next hole. The top three golfers were Hee Soo Kim, first; Maureen Fiore, second; and Betty Lee Hancsak, third.

September 19, 2017

Health center plans fall festival

     Southwestern HealthCare Center, 512 Lewis Run Road in West Mifflin, will have a fall festival on Sept. 23. The 10th annual craft show with more than 20 vendors is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prize bingo is at 10 a.m.; seating is limited so RSVP to 412-651-1711 or shull@southwesternhealthcare.com. There will be raffle baskets and a free cookout at 11 a..m. with hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and beverages. There will be entertainment and the first 25 children will receive a free pumpkin.

Church to host dinner

     Elizabeth Methodist Church, 317 South Second Ave. in Elizabeth, will have a roast beef dinner from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 23. Dinners are $10, $6 for children under 12, and includes roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cole slaw, applesauce, rolls and butter, beverage, and homemade desserts. Takeout dinners are available; call 412-384-7050.

Community dinner scheduled

     Calvary Chapel South Pittsburgh, 730 Fifth St. in West Elizabeth, will host a Community Dinner and Good News gathering at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Dinner will be pasta with a choice of sausage or chicken. For more information, call 412-596-8869 or visit calvarysouthpitt.com.

Craft, vendor show planned at church

     St. Mary's Russian Orthodox Church will host a craft and vendor show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at Rainbow Fire Hall, 2916 Jacks Run Road in White Oak. There will be baked goods, ethnic food, a Chinese auction, and a 50/50 raffle. For more information, call the church at 412-672-3444. 

Circles of Greater Pittsburgh to visit library

     Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport, will have Circles of Greater Pittsburgh Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Circles can help with a variety of issues including employment/job training, education, mental health, child care, health care, housing, addiction, financial hardship, child development, government assistance programs, transportation, and utility assistance. For more information about the free program, call the library at 412-672-0625.

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High handicappers were paired with low handicappers to make teams for the annual 18 Hole Women’s Ryder Cup at Youghiogheny County Club. Lynn McHolme and Maureen Fiore, left, won by two strokes. Tying for second were Lynn Cherny and Penny Natale, and Jane Marino and Angie Piesik. The 27 hole event included a different format for each round of nine holes: Better ball of partners, alternate shots, and a scramble. Last year’s winners were Sara Kostelac and Vickie McDevitt.


Angie Piesik, left, won the 18 Hole Women's 2017 Star of the Year Tournament at Youghiogheny Country Club.
Administrator Vickie McDevitt organized the event for golfers who qualified throughout the season by posting individual low net scores and winning “Star of the Day.” The 2016 winner was Hee Soo Kim. 

October 16, 2017


Youghiogheny Country Club's 18 Hole Ladies’ Golf Association hosted “Ladies in Red” in honor of former member, Joanne DeTorre.  Event organizer Betty Lee Hancsak said the golfers raised $1,125 for Easter Seals, Detorre’s favorite charity. Pictured are DeTorre’s family and friends in their red attire.

October 2, 2017

Library offers CareerLink services
     PA CareerLink services are offered Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport. Services include JobGateway registration, resume assistance, interview preparation, career counseling, veteran information, information for people with disabilities. Register in advance or stop in for the free services. There is no one there from 12-12:30 p.m. For more information, call 412-672-0625.

American Legion hosts aluminum can drive

     Port Vue Sons of the American Legion will host an aluminum can drive through Nov. 25. Proceeds will be used to help fund the annual veterans Christmas luncheon and social for members of the armed forces from the Veterans Administration Hospital. Each veteran gets a catered dinner, a small gift, and an afternoon of bingo and fellowship. Call the Port Vue American Legion 447 at 412-672-0544 or Port Vue Mayor Brien Hranics at 412-673-8865 to schedule a pickup or to make a donation. Cans can be dropped off at American Legion Post 304 Gumbert during normal business hours.

Mon Valley Happenings

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.

October 11, 2017

Horrorgami offered at library

     Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport, will offer Halloween Horrorgami at 11 a.m. Oct. 21 in the Children's Room. Registration is suggested for the free event and can be done by calling 412-672-0625.

Legion auxiliary hosts 'Crock Pot Bingo'

     Glassport American Legion Auxiliary, 417 Monongahela Ave. in Glassport, will host "Crock Pot Bingo" on Oct. 15. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., lunch is from noon to 1 p.m. Cost is $20 and includes regular games; specials and jackpots are extra. There will be a Chinese auction, raffles, and door prizes. For more information, call 412-678-6621.

Spaghetti dinner planned at church

     First Presbyterian Church, 719 Duquesne Blvd. in Duquesne, will have a spaghetti dinner from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 14. Cost is $9, $6 for children 4-12, and free for children 3 and younger. There will be a Chinese auction.

Vendor, craft show to benefit animal shelter

     A vendor and craft show to benefit White Oak Animal Shelter is from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Boston Spectrum, 6001 Smithfield St. in the Boston section of Elizabeth Twp. There will be a Chinese auction; winners will be notified.

Reading group to meet at Lifespan

     A reading social is planned from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Lifespan in Olympia Shopping Center in Versailles. The book to be discussed is "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs. To borrow the book, ask a librarian at Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport, to order a copy at no charge. Registration is no needed for the free event. For more information, call 412-672-0625.