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March 26, 2019

Classes offered at Mon River Arts

     Two classes will be offered at Mon River Arts for youth. 

     A drama classes taught by Kayleigh Stultz will be from 6-7 p.m. April 3 through May 22. Youth ages 8-14 will learn to use various creative drama techniques to build confidence and trust while stimulating imagination, movement and role play. Cost is $150.

     A musical theater class taught by Chelsea Fredrickson will be from 6-7 p.m. April 1 through May 20. Youth ages 8-13 will learn techniques and styles as well as work on audition skills. Cost is $150.

     To register or for more information, call 412-405-8425. Mon River Arts is located at 206 Plum St. in Elizabeth.

Holy Family Parish plans pierogi sale
     Orders for a pierogi sale at Holy Family Parish, 1921 Eden Park Blvd. in McKeesport, can be called in to 412-664-7009 on March 28 beginning at 8 a.m. The menu is potato-cheese pierogi, dry cottage cheese pierogi and lekvar pierogi for $9 a dozen; stuffed cabbage for $1.75 each; and haluski for $5 a quart and $2.50 a pint. Orders can be picked up March 29 from 3-6 p.m. Quantities are limited.

Christy Park church to host pancake breakfast     

     An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be from 8 a.m. to noon March 30 at Christy Park United Methodist Church, 436 29th St. in the Christy Park section of McKeesport. Breakfast includes pancakes, a choice of sausage or bacon, and a choice of coffee, tea, juice or water; meat refills are $1. There will be a bake sale. For more information, call 412-678-3110.

Family movie to be shown at library

     "Ralph Breaks the Internet" will be shown at 4 p.m. March 28 in the Children's Room at Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport. Popcorn will be provided. No registration is needed for the free event. For more information, call 412-672-0625.

Job fair seeks to fill various positions     

     Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport, will have a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 27. There will be many positions seeking to be filled. Those attending should bring a resume and/or information necessary to fill out job applications. Registration can be done by calling 412-672-0625; walk-ins are allowed.

April 4, 2019

Library to offer daytime movies

     Two movies will be shown in the Children's Room at Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport. "On the Basis of Sex" will be shown April 9 and "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" will be shown April 23. The movies start at 10 a.m. Registration is not needed for the free event geared to adults.

Hoarding program planned at library

     Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport, will host a program by Steri-Clean about hoarding, including the risks and hazards of the disorder and solutions to the problem. The event is 6:30 p.m. April 10 in the Children's Room. To register for the free event, call 412-672-0625.

April 22, 2019

MLT hosts Sing and Serve

     McKeesport Little Theater, 1614 Coursin St. in McKeesport, will host Sing and Serve from 5-8 p.m. April 27. The family event will include singing, a meal (spaghetti with homemade meat sauce or marinara, salad, roll and dessert), a 50/50, Chinese auction, and bake sale. Cost is $12, $6 for children under 10. For tickets, call or text 412-735-8032.

Port Vue church plans craft, vendor show

     The 5th annual Craft and Vendor Show at Port Vue United Methodist Church, 1565 Washington Blvd. in Port Vue, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27. There will be a variety of crafters and vendors, lunch items for sale, a bake sale, donation baskets, and free children's games and snacks.

Library to offer youth career event

     A representative from Sound Spectrum Media in McKeesport will talk with youth ages 5-12 in the Children's Room at Carnegie Library of McKeesport at 4:30 p.m. April 23. No registration is required for the free event. The library is located at 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport.

Clairton Area AARP to gather

     Clairton Area AARP No. 1612 will meet April 24 at Wilson Presbyterian Church, 400 N. 4th St. in Clairton. Guests can attend. Refreshments will be offered at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting at 10 followed by local musician Rick Purcell. A hot sandwich lunch will be served after the entertainment; cost is $3, $4 for guests.

     Upcoming activities include a June banquet at South Hills Country Club, July picnic, and a holiday lunch in December. Trips include Jennerstown and the Mountain Playhouse, the Palace Theater in Greensburg for the Letterman, and a train ride at Horseshoe Curve in Altoona in June.

     For more information about the chapter, call 724-872-1165 about trips; 412-714-4411 about membership; or 412-854-0594 with an email address to request the newsletter.

Family movie slated at library

     "Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse" will be shown at 4:45 p.m. April 24 in the Children's Room at Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport. Popcorn will be provided. No registration is required for the free event. For more information, call 412-672-0625.

April 3, 2019

National Library Week events planned

     A variety of events are planned at the three branches of Carnegie Library of McKeesport in recognition of National Library Week April 7-13. Following is the week's activities:

     April 8 at 6 p.m. - Sign Shine, group from the Western PA School for the Deaf, will perform. Children's Room at McKeesport branch. Register for the free event by calling 412-672-0625.

     April 10 at 6 p.m. - Power There Of choir will perform at the Duquesne branch. Register for the free event by calling 412-672-0625.

     April 10 from 3-5 p.m. - Lunch on the Lawn. A representative of the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank will offer information about SNAP benefits. On the grounds of the McKeesport branch. The event is free.

     April 11 at 4 p.m. - Local author Cayla will talk about her books. She was born in McKeesport,  spent her high school years on the South Side, and fell in love with urban fiction during a trip to New York City when she was 12. After reading that genre for about a year she began writing her own stories. Children's Room at the McKeesport branch. Copies of her books will be available for purchase. Register for the free event by calling 412-672-0625.

     April 11 from 3-5 p.m. - Lunch on the Lawn. Hot dogs will be served on the grounds of the White Oak branch. The event is free.

     April 12 from 2-4 p.m. - Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day on the grounds of the McKeesport branch. The event is free.

​     The McKeesport branch is located at 1507 Library Ave.; the Duquesne branch is located at 300 Kennedy Ave; and the White Oak branch is located at 169 Victory Drive.

Mon Valley Happenings

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April 2, 2019

Potato pancake, pierogi-making demonstration planned at library

     In conjunction with National Library Week, Grandma's Kitchen will be offered at Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport, from 6-8 p.m. April 9 with a demonstration on how to make potato pancakes and pierogis. Registration is required and can be made by calling 412-672-0625.

Elizabeth Twp. Seniors to gather

     Elizabeth Township Seniors will meet at noon April 8 at the Boston Spectrum. Greeters will be Joanna Stewart, Peggy Fetchen and Margaret Goettl. Those attending should wear their Easter bonnets for the Easter Parade. 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. Lunch is $4 and will be meatball hoagie, pasta salad and cookie.
    The business meeting will begin at 1 p.m. with the flag pledge and singing of "God Bless America." Speaker will be Elizabeth Forward School District Superintendent Dr. Todd Keruskin. Jon and June Stiffl will conduct the Wealth and there will be a basket auction. Those bringing auction items include Sandy Williams, Barb Iouele, Bob Gillie, Rose Naylor, Mary Sas and Janet Halaczynski. Items should be there by 11 a.m. A collection will be taken for a local food pantry and Jim Franciscus will call bingo after the meeting.

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April 8, 2019

Garden Club of McKeesport to gather

     Garden Club of McKeesport will meet April 15 at the Margaret Larson Garden Center in Renziehausen Park in McKeesport. The business meeting will be conducted by President Marsha Pratt at 11 a.m. Members should bring their gifts for the club. The horticulture report will be about pruning. Lunch will be prepared and served by Betty Monyok, Marsha Pratt and Carolyn Monyok. Jane Miller will give the invocation. Kathy Dement of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will present, “Reinventing the Wheel."

     The club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, 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, go to the web site at www.thegardenclubofmckeesport.org or email info.gardenclubofmckeesport@gmail.com.

Lions Club to host Easter Bunny breakfast

    Central Elizabeth Twp. Lions Club will host Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 8 a.m. to noon April 13 at Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church, 100 Timothy Drive in Elizabeth Twp. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, beverage, and a photo with the Easter Bunny. Cost is $6, $4 for children ages 3-11, free for children younger than 3. Proceeds benefit Elizabeth Forward's We Serve Awards.

Bake sale planned at St. Mary's church

     St. Mary's Russian Orthodox Church, 330 Shaw Ave. in McKeesport, will have a bake sale on April 18. Items will be raisin bread, Paska, raisin Paska (large or small), nut rolls, poppyseed rolls, apricot rolls, and cookies. Orders are due by April 14 and can be placed by calling 412-672-0736 or 412-678-6393.

Penny Drive continues at library

     Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport, and McKeesport Schools' Parent/Teacher groups will continue its Penny Drive through April 30. Pennies can be donated at the library or online at www.mckeesportlibrary.org by clicking the Penny Drive link. All funds raised will be used to buy books and materials for the public and school libraries.

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.

April 1, 2019

Clairton VFW to host craft, vendor show

     A craft and vendor show will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6 at Clairton VFW Post 803, 911 N. State St. in Clairton. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos. Proceeds will benefit the Who Rescued Who Humane Society and local police K9 units. For more information, call Who Rescued Who at 412-720-9477.

Bingo planned at St. Mark Parish

     A Spring Fling Bingo on April 12 at St. Eugene Church, 3210 Liberty Way in Liberty Borough, will benefit the St. Mark Youth Ministry. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., early birds start at 6:30 and regular games start at 7 for the all paper format. Tickets are $20, $25 at the door which includes 20 regular games 50 pts and four specials 150 pts. Early Birds, All Nighter, Magic Number, Quickies, Winner Take All Double Bingo and 500 pts Must Go Jackpot are not included in the ticket package There will be a Chinese auction, door prizes, food, a 50/50, and rip opens. For tickets or special need seating, call 412-678-6275, ext. 105.

Autism Awareness Day event scheduled at library

     Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport, will show the documentary "Autism in Love" at 10 a.m. April 2 in the Children's Room. In recognition of Autism Awareness Day, the film follows four adults on the autism spectrum as they navigate the challenges of dating and romantic relationships. Attendees can bring a pillow. No registration is needed for the adults-only event. For more information, call 412-672-0625.