Briefly: Sewickley Academy fundraiser, recycle event at Settlers Cabin, Quaker Valley class reunion
Here's a look at upcoming events in and near the Sewickley Valley:
Farm markets set
Several farm markets are planned locally.
• The farm market at St. James Catholic Church will operate 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through mid-November in the parking lot at 200 Walnut St., Sewickley. The market offers more than 30 vendors selling items such as meats, locally grown fresh vegetables, local honey and freshly made pierogies. For details, visit saintjames-sewickley.org.
• The Presbyterian Church of Coraopolis hosts a farm market on site at 1201 Fifth Ave., Coraopolis from 3:30 to 6:30 Mondays through Oct. 30.
• St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church parking lot, 624 Park Road, Ambridge, is open 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through Nov. 21.
Odyssey of the Mind
Quaker Valley will host a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 for parents whose children are or might be interested in Odyssey of the Mind. The program is a creative problem-solving competition for students across all grade levels. Parents also are needed to volunteer coach or create a team.
The meeting will be held at Osborne Elementary School, 1414 Beaver Road.
Sewickley Academy scholarship fundraiser event
Sewickley Academy alumni, students, faculty and staff will present “The Night He Invented Champagne” with music from “My Fair Lady,” “Camelot,” “Gigi,” “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever,” “Paint Your Wagon,” and “Brigadoon” on Sept. 28 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. and at 4 p.m. Oct. 1.
Tickets are $30 per person and $50 per couple.
The performance benefits the Mario Melodia Peforming Arts Scholarship.
QV youth basketball program
Quaker Valley Basketball will host a youth development and preseason basketball program for girls and boys in grades 3 to 8. The program will run for eight weeks beginning Oct. 1.
All sessions will be held at Quaker Valley High School.
The clinic will focus on fundamentals and preseason preparation. For more information about the clinic and registration please email QVyouthbasketball@gmail.com. Registrations will be limited.
Quaker Valley homecoming week
Quaker Valley School District will host Spirit Week 2017 next week leading up to homecoming on Oct. 6.
Special QV Spirit shirts are available for $5. The shirts will be delivered to schools the week of Oct. 2.
Students, staff, parents and community members are encouraged to wear shirts on Oct. 6. To order, visit qvsd.org.
Each school has their own spirit week activities planned, including theme days.
At the high school, themes are PJ Day, Monday; Twin Day, Tuesday; Class Color Day, Wednesday; Throwback Thursday, Thursday; QV Colors Day, Friday.
At the middle school, themes are: Monochromatic Monday, Monday; Twin Tuesday, Tuesday; Super Hero Day, Wednesday; Dress Down, Thursday; QV Colors, Friday.
Edgeworth and Osborne themes are PJ Day, Monday; Pittsburgh Day (black and gold), Tuesday; Dress Up, Wednesday; Hat Day (pay $1 to support Children's Hospital Wear a Hat for Cancer Day, Thursday; QV Colors, Friday.
Students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to take part in a pre-game march before the homecoming football game.
Families coming to the game can meet at the high school and march onto the field with classmates before kickoff. Parents will need to escort young children for this event.
Quaker Valley takes on Beaver Falls at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at Chuck Knox Stadium.
The 2017 homecoming king and queen will be announced at halftime. Quaker Valley will crown both a homecoming king and queen this year for the first time in school history. The students are asking high school teachers to nominate seven boys and seven girls — all seniors — to make up the court.
From those 14, the entire high school student body will vote on a king and queen.
A hard-to-recycle event is planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 7 at Settlers Cabin Park wave pool, 635 Ridge Road near Collier and Robinson townships.
Individuals can drop off “e-waste” such as computers, cell phones, printer/toner cartridges, CFLs and expandable polystyrene packaging material at no cost.
For a fee, individuals can drop off alkaline batteries, televisions, computer monitors, fluorescent tubes, small Freon appliances and tires.
Details, visit prc.org or call 412-488-7490.
Woman's Club's 130th season begins
The Woman's Club of Sewickley Valley will celebrate its 130th birthday this coming season.
The club meets October through April at the Edgeworth Club.
For those wishing to attend before the program, a “Dutch-treat” luncheon is held at 12:15 p.m.
The program begins at 1:30 p.m.
The season will open Oct. 9 with Theresa Kaufman of Theresa Kaufman Events. She will discuss current trends in party and event planning including themes, decor, food, entertainment and more as the holiday season approaches.
She also will share ways to make special family events even more exciting. Following the program will be our annual tea as well.
Reservations can be made for lunch by calling the Edgeworth Club at 412-741-8500 by Oct. 8.
For questions about the Woman's Club or to join, call Carole at 412-913-4397 or Michal at 412-259-8910.
Nature club meeting
The Wissahickon Nature Club will host Walt Schaffer, who will discuss birding on Merritt Island in Brevard County, Fla., on Oct. 12. Program starts at 7 p.m.
For more information about the club, visit wissahickonnatureclub.com.
QV Class of ‘97 reunion
The Quaker Valley Class of 1997 will hold its 20-year class reunion at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Edgeworth Club. Evening includes music and appetizers.
Query Club to talk football, concussions
The Sewickley Query Club, now in its 152nd year, presents and discusses papers on yearly themes from history and culture. The group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays once or twice per month from September through April at the Sewickley Public Library, 500 Thorn St.
This year's theme is “Sports in History.”
The group will meet Oct. 16 with “Archer Christian's Death and Rule Changes in Football” by Connor Cogswell. This will examine changes to football through the years
A second discussion will be held with “Concussion and the Brain,” by Carol Shifflett. This will examine why and how concussion produces such a range of injuries.
Upcoming dates include Oct. 30, Nov. 13, Dec. 4, Jan. 22.
The Sewickley Wine Walk will be held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 1.
The event is organized by the Sewickley Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Those attending will have a chance to experience 30 different wines.
Tickets are $30 if purchased early. Limited tickets will be available on site for $35.
For more information, visit sewickleychamberofcommerce.org.