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Church to host spaghetti dinner

| Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, 8:56 p.m.

A spaghetti dinner will be served from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Christ United Methodist Church, 201 Market St., Scottdale. Takeout and delivery is available; call 724-887-6724 to place orders or for more information.

Scottdale Borough Council will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the borough building, 10 Mt. Pleasant Road. If you want items put on the agenda, call days before the meeting. Nov. 21 will be the last day for leaf pickup in Scottdale. Please place bags by the curb.

A friendly reminder — The Salvation Army of Connellsville/Scottdale merged as of Oct. 1. The office is located at 300 W. Crawford Ave., Connellsville. The phone number is 724-628-2010.

Be a volunteer for Jacobs Creek Area Faith in Action. You can help senior citizens age 60 and older to continue living independently. Melaney Hegyes is the director. For more information, call the office at 724-542-4117 or email at jacobscreek.fia@gmail.com.

Swimming programs have already began at the Scottdale Community Pool with classes. It is located at 115 Pioneer Way. For more information, call 724-887-0667.

Congratulations to Tyler Morgan of Everson for receiving the Southmoreland High School Spirit of Southmoreland Award for September.

At 8:30 p.m. Monday, the Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Kansas City Chiefs. The University of Pittsburgh will be at the University of Connecticut on Friday.

The Catholic Daughters of America will sponsor a paddle auction from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the VFW on Graff Street, Everson. This will benefit Karen Newill. The next meeting of the Catholic Daughters will be held Tuesday at the social hall of St. John's church, South Broadway. Please remember your items for the baby shower.

The food bank is open at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Christ United Methodist Church, 203 Market St., Scottdale. If this is your first time at the food bank, bring proper identification. For more information, call 724-887-6724.

“Legally Blonde” dinner and a show will be held Nov. 15 to 18 starting with dinner at Miss Martha's Tea Room, 165 Pittsburgh St., and then to the Geyer Performing Arts Center, Pittsburgh for the show. For reservations, call 724-887-6574.

Check out the Taste of Home Cooking School at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at the New Haven Hose Co. banquet hall, 123 S. Seventh St., Connellsville. Attendees will experience a two-hour demonstration of many fabulous holiday recipes, such as appetizers, main entrees and desserts. A Taste of Home culinary specialist will demonstrate step-by-step instructions on how to create a variety of favorite dishes on stage. Vendor exhibit booths will be on display by local businesses offering free food samples as well as wine-tasting demonstrations staring at 5 p.m. General admission tickets are now available at $15 each; reserved seats are $20 each. Tickets are available at the Daily Courier, 127 W. Apple St., Connellsville; Fiesta Insurance Agency, 325 Memorial Blvd.; The Fayette Chamber of Commerce, 65 W. Main St., Uniontown; WMBS Radio station, 44 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown; and Pechin Superfoods market, Laurel Mall, Dunbar Township.

Tickets are also available by calling 724-626-2000.

A wellness event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Scottdale Rite Aid, 15 Centennial Day. There will be a guest speaker from WIC and the Excela Health Diabetes Centre. Also, there will be free samples of diabetic food.

Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, will hold an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Youngwood campus. Designed for prospective students and their parents, the open house will provide information on the college's 65-plus programs of study. Reservations are requested by calling 800-262-2103, ext. 4204. For the complete open house schedule, visit: wccc.edu/openhouse.

Scottdale Kiwanis Club welcomes Dr. Marjorie Tavoularis as a new member. Congratulations.

A belated happy birthday to Rick Thomas, moderator of the Scottdale Fall Festival and master of ceremonies for the Scottdale Area Chamber of Commerce Lunch in the Park. Hope you had a great celebration.

Veterans Day will be celebrated on Monday instead of Sunday at 11 a.m. in Scottdale at the corner of Broadway and Pittsburgh St. Everson will hold its program at 2 p.m. Monday on Brown Street by the monument. Please plan on attending these programs.

It's time to reflect on the service personnel who have been involved in previous wars, lost their lives or have been wounded in foreign counties. Because of their bravery, we are free. Talk to a veteran and if they are willing, they will give you an account of their experience and listen to a part of history.

Patricia Walker is a Scottdale resident.

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