Antiques to be appraised in Westmoreland County
The Westmoreland County Historical Society will conduct antiques appraisals from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at its headquarters at 362 Sandhill Road, Greensburg.
Verbal appraisals will be given by antiques dealer John Mickinak on glassware, porcelain, metals, books and paper items, war memorabilia, art, antique guns, costume jewelry, toys and furniture. A good-quality photo may be brought in for large items.
There is a $10 fee to appraise one item, $5 for a second or third item. Appointments are recommended; walk-ins will be accommodated as time permits.
Details: 724-532-1935, ext. 210; www.westmorelandhistory.org
Disposal for household wastes
Westmoreland Cleanways annual household hazardous waste collection will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6 at Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood.
Household substances being accepted include aerosol cans, automotive fluids, degreasers, pesticides, pool chemicals, fluorescent tubes, and oil-based paints, thinners and solvents. Not being accepted are explosives and ammunition, radioactive waste, medical waste, smoke alarms and fire extinguishers.
There is no fee for residents of sponsoring municipalities. For a complete list, go to www.westmorelandcleanways.org, or call 724-836-4129.
Architects to present ‘real time' plans
The Pittsburgh chapter of the American Institute of Architects, as part of Design Pittsburgh 2012, will have a program Tuesday called “You and Your Architect: Solving Regional Issues through Good Design.”
Architects will apply the “living (complete) streets” concept to a Pittsburgh neighborhood street. “Complete streets” are designed with pedestrians and cyclists in mind and as a social space where people can meet and children can play safely. Architects will create, in real time, drawings and plans. The program from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Cultural Trust Education Center, 805-807 Liberty Ave., Downtown, is free and open to the public.
On Thursday, Design Pittsburgh 2012 will continue will a PechaKucha Night, where presenters have just six minutes and 40 seconds to pairs words and images. Cocktails will start at 7:20 p.m. followed by presentations at 8:20 p.m., also at the Cultural Trust Education Center. Admission is $10.
AIA Pittsburgh will hand out its annual Design Awards at a gala and ceremony Oct. 11.
Details: 412-471-9548; www.aiapgh.org
Fall Garden Day in Cambria County
The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Cambria County will have its Fall Garden Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6 at 499 Manor Drive, Ebensburg.
Gardeners will discuss topics, including plant catalogs, creating a fall flower arrangement in a pumpkin, preventing damage from wildlife and preparing a garden for Monarch butterflys.
There is a $25 fee for the class, which is limited to 35 people. Lunch, snacks and seeds for a butterfly garden are included.
Military collectibles in Monroeville
The MAX Show (Military Antiques Xtravaganza) is coming to the Monroeville Convention Center on Oct. 5 and 6. More than 1,200 dealers will sell military collectibles.
The show is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. There will be a live auction of military collectibles at 7 p.m. Friday in the ballroom of the DoubleTree Hotel, next to the convention center.
Admission is $12 each day. Dealers can pay $75 for access Thursday and the other two days. There also will be seminars on collecting militaria starting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the hotel.
Detail: 856-231-0323; www.themaxshow.com
— Staff and wire reports
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