Penn-Trafford area happenings
Robert Oshnock will present “Excavation of a Prehistoric Western Pennsylvania Village” at 7 p.m. May 16 at the Bushy Run Battlefield Museum's Stone Room along Route 993 in Penn Township.
The program will touch on Native American life in the late prehistoric time period. Oshnock spent 16 years excavating and writing about a Monongahela Village that was located on an archaeological dig in Western Pennsylvania.
The Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society is sponsor of the program.
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, or $25 for the entire series of four programs. Three others will be held in the summer and fall.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Bushy Run at 724-527-5584 for tickets.
Super Seniors group to meet at church
A representative from Penn Crossing Senior Living will speak to the Super Seniors at noon Tuesday at the Denmark Manor United Church of Christ, 2003 Denmark Manor Road, Penn Township.
Lunch is $3.
Lions to hold chicken barbecue dinner
The Bushy Run Lions Club will sell chicken barbecue dinners from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 29 at the Lions Community Building, Church Street, Claridge.
With the assistance of the Boy Scout Troop 239, Lions members will barbecue 1,050 half chickens for eat in or take out. The meals are $9 each.
Tickets are available from any Bushy Run Lion or at the door.
Grandview VFD plans vendor and craft show
The Grandview Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a spring vendor and craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5.
The tables are $10 and $15 with electric service.
For more information, call Danielle at 412-610-0783.
Women's business group to meet
Business Women Connect, a monthly networking group open to business women interested networking and connecting with other area women entrepreneurs and professionals, will meet from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 at Tapped Brick Oven, 6044 Route 30, Hempfield.
Those attending the event will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and their business, get acquainted with other attendees, learn new professional skills and participate in business discussions, and display marketing materials.
Those attending the event should bring 25 to 30 business cards and be prepared to give a 60-second commercial about their business.
Those attending are responsible for the cost of their lunch.
Attendees must RSVP to Donna Cheswick at 724-493-9695 or www.bwcpittsburgh.com no later than May 2.
Author will discuss latest mystery novel
Fox Chapel author Rebecca Drake will discuss loyalty between friends, a large theme in her latest book, during an April 30 appearance at the Penn Area Library.
Drake's “Just Between Us” tells the story of four friends, each with a dirty little secret.
Drake is a graduate of Penn State University and teaches at Seton Hill University.
She will be at the Penn Area Library, 2001 Municipal Court in Harrison City, at 6:30 p.m. on April 30.
There is no cost to attend, but seating is limited and registration is required by calling 724-744-4414, ext. 101.
Opus II String Orchestra to perform
The Opus II String Orchestra will perform an April 29 concert in Trafford featuring music chosen by some of its graduating seniors.
The final concert of the season will feature familiar pieces including music from Andrew Lloyd Webber's “The Phantom of the Opera,” Queen's “Bohemian Rhapsody” and newer pieces such as “Ever After” by senior Sebastian Pratt.
Young musicians from all over the east suburbs perform with Opus II, which provides performance opportunities as well as instruction.
The orchestra also includes adult performers and students from area private schools.
Moon School District orchestra director Megan Martz, an Opus alumna, will conduct the concert, set for 7 p.m. at Christian Life Church, 900 Seventh Street Extension.
A voluntary donation after the concert will go toward the group's expenses.
For more, see Opus2strings.wix.com/opus.