September 14, 2020

'A Small Taste of Serbia' planned at St. Sava church

     Lamb sandwiches, fish sandwiches, apple strudel and other favorite Serbian food will be offered during "A Small Taste of Serbia" at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church of McKeesport-Duquesne, 901 Hartman St. in McKeesport from 3-7 p.m. Oct. 2 and 3. The walk up, takeout event will be in the social hall; there will be no phone orders.

     Available Friday only will be the fish sandwich, which has been ranked No.1 among Lenten fish fries by The Incline voting website and by the Codfather, a local food critic. Also available on Friday will be shrimp and french fries.

     On Saturday only, the St. Sava Men’s Club's hot sausage sandwich with onions and green peppers in a tomato sauce will be offered.    

     Items available both days include the International Village classic lamb sandwich, sarma (Serbian-style stuffed cabbage), grah i kupas (traditional soup made of sauerkraut and red kidney beans), halushki (sauteed sliced cabbage and onions mixed with egg noodles), and Spanish rice (white rice slow simmered with tomatoes, onions, peppers and secret blend of spices). Desserts include apple strudel, palacinke (thin crepes filled with a mixture of cheeses and baked), gibanica (rich cheese strudel with layers of filo dough, a mixture of cheeses, other), and frozen nut and apricot rolls.

     Safety guidelines and restrictions will be followed. No mask, no service. For more information, go to www.stsavapa.org and link to the Facebook site.

August 7, 2020

MRA to offer musical theatre camp

     Grandstage Musical Theatre Camp 2020 is Aug. 3-14 from 1-4 p.m. with a Showcase at 7 p.m. Aug. 14 of Disney's "Zombies." Youth ages 8-14 will learn acting, singing, dancing, and costume design, and there will be a makeup workshop. The camp is directed by Jen Gorton and assistant director is Sami Parks. Cost is $275. Health and safety measures are in place. To register or for more information, call Mon River Arts at 412-405-8425 or visit the web site at monriverarts.org.

Gross Score winner, 'Star'

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole League winner of the Gross Score of Even Holes is Sarah Gossman, left, and Runner Up,  Judi Murray. Star of the Day is Pat Lozano, right. 

Low Net winner

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League winner of Low Net is Judi Murray, above, and the Runner-up is Ginger Spang.

Mon Valley Happenings

Fire company to host car, truck, bike show

     Buena Vista Volunteer Fire Company will host its 15th annual Car, Truck and Bike Show Sept. 27 from noon to 5 p.m. at 333 Fire Station St. in the Buena Vista section of Elizabeth Twp. No registration fee; donations will be accepted. There will be 200 dash plaques and Top 50 trophies for cars and trucks (newer cars can participate) and Top 10 for motorcycles. There will be a 50/50, food and beverages, and DJ Georgio will provide music. For more information, call 412-751-1820 or visit the web site at buenavistacarcruise@yahoo.com.

July 31, 2020

Chapman winners

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League winners of the Chapman was the team of Sara Gossman,left, Pat Lozano and Jean Joseph.

Golf winners

     Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League winner is Sarah Gossman, left, and runner-up Ginger Spang. The game was “Throw Out the Mystery Hole,” which was a Par 5 Hole No. 8.

Championship winner

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League winner of the two-day Championship Tournament is Judy Murray.

September 22, 2020

'Scrambled Eggs' Winner

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League winner of the “Scrambled Eggs” game is Sarah Gossman and runner up is Judi Murray, right.

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.

September 25, 2020

July 29, 2020

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Tickets available for Heritage Center's annual Living History Tour

     The 6th annual Living History Tour hosted by the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center, will be Sept. 12-13 from noon to 4 p.m. at the historic McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery. The stories of 11 notable, famous and infamous McKeesports who are laid to rest in the cemetery will be told by costumed actors. Tickets are $10, $5 for students and are available online at mckeesportheritage.org or by calling 412-678-1832. All tickets are for a timed window of one hour; no tours begin after 3:30 p.m. There will be one-way paths to maintain social distancing and parking attendants will direct parking and entry/exit from the cemetery area.

Church plans 'A Taste of Serbia'

   St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 901 Hartman St. in McKeesport, will host "A Taste of Serbia" ethnic food festival Oct. 2-3 from 3-7 p.m. The event will be takeout only.

welcome

Star of the Year winner

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League winner of the Star of the Year Tournament is Judi Murray.

Top golfers

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League winner of the Low Putts game is Judi Murray and Star of the Day is Jean Joseph.

July 30, 2020

McKeesport artists to exhibit work

     A members-only exhibit for the McKeesport Art Group will be Aug. 1-30 at Feathers Artist Market & Gifts, 102 Fourth Street in Irwin. With art shows not taking place, this will give the artists a chance to display their work.

Local music topic of Fireside Chats

     McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center will have Fireside Chats with Dave at Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. on Facebook and YouTube. The music of McKeesport featured in the new Arts & Entertainment Exhibit at the center, located in Renziehausen Park, will be featured. Among those discussed will be Sam Sneed, The Vogues, The Skyliners, and Arthur Rupe.

September 17, 2020

Log House Days planned in Greenock

     The Greenock Log House Days will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 26 at the log house, 1215 Greenock-Buena Vista Road in Elizabeth Twp. There will be 40 crafters and vendors. The Elizabeth Twp. Historical Society will host colonial re-enactors and members in costume at the 1790 log house, which will be open for tours. For more information, call 412-807-8452. Face masks and social distancing are recommended for the outdoor event, which will take place rain or shine.

Fall classes scheduled at Mon River Arts

     Musical theater as well as jazz and tap dance classes will be offered at Mon River Arts in Elizabeth.

     Following are classess for musical theater, which will be from Oct. 5 through Dec. 3:

     Rising Stars - An introduction to musical theater for ages 5-7. Mondays from 6-6:45 p.m. Cost is $150.

     Stage Players - Intermediate level musical theater for ages 8-12. Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. Cost is $190.

     Showstoppers - 45 minutes each of acting, vocals, and choreography for ages 13-18. Thursdays from 6-8:30 p.m. Cost is $250.

     There will be a combined showcase Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.

     Space is limited. Call 412-405-8425 or go to monriverarts.org. CDC and health department guidelines will be followed. Mask policies, social distancing and cleaning measures will be maintained.

     Following are classes for jazz and tap dance, which will be from Oct. 10 through Dec. 5:

     Level 1 Jazz - Newer dancers ages 7-12 will learn theater jazz techniques and build on their dance skills. Saturdays from 9-10 a.m. Cost is $175.

     Level 2 Jazz - Dancers ages 13-18 with some experience looking to expand their theater jazz technique and improve their jazz dance skills. Saturdays 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost is $175.

     Beginner Tap - Less experienced or new tap dancers aged 7-12. Saturdays from 10-11 a.m. Cost is $175.

     Intermediate Tap - Dancers aged 13-18 with at least one year of experience and ready to build their skills at a faster pace. Saturdays from 12-1 p.m. Cost is $175.

   For more information, call 412-405-8425 or go to monriverarts.org.

Church plans takeout roast beef dinner

     Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 317 South Second Ave. in Elizabeth, will have a roast beef dinner Oct. 3 from 4-7 p.m. The event is takeout only due to Covid-19. Meal includes roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cole slaw or applesauce, roll, and cake. Cost is $10, $6 for children. Orders can be placed on site or by calling 412-384-7050.      

September 16, 2020

​​MEETINGS and EVENTS

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

9th annual Kane Fun Walk goes virtual

     The 9th annual Joan Burns Kane Foundation Fun Walk 4 Kane is Sept. 19 and is virtual due to Covid-19. That means participants can walk any time and anywhere that day for any distance. Participants are encouraged to get pledges at any amount. Registration is $20 and can be paid online or checks made payable to The Kane Foundation and mailed to The Kane Foundation, 955 Rivermont Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15207. Registration is free for anyone with at least $50 in pledges. The walk is dedicated to the memory of long-time volunteer Joan Burns. Proceeds benefit The Kane Foundation.

Libraries taking part in Love Your Library Month

     During September, all donations made to the Carnegie libraries of McKeesport and White Oak will be matched through a grant from the Jack Buncher Foundation. Donations can be made in person at 1507 Library St. in McKeesport, where there are also raffle baskets; online at www.mckeesportlibrary.org (scroll to the bottom of the page to the "Donate" button); or log on to Amazon Smile at smile.amazon.com with the normal amazon login and choose Carnegie Library of McKeesport as the charity (Amazon donates a portion of all your purchases to the library).