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300 dpi Phill Flanders illustration of a Ferris wheel, balloons, carnival games, etc., with headline 'A Flurry of Festivals'; can be used with stories about festivals, carnivals. The Miami Herald 1995

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Youth and young adult revival: 7 p.m. Aug. 10, Morningside Church of God in Christ, 5173 Dearborn St., Garfield. Minister George Logan from Full Life Deliverance Ministries, Beltzhoover; music by Minister Curtis Lewis Jr. and Sister Debbie Hollis and group; Light Cathedral Ministries Mime Group. 724-732-1008.

Chippewa United Methodist Church Community Life Center: 2545 Darlington Road, Beaver Falls. • “Love is a Many Splendored Thing” dinner and concert with David Hodge. 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. concert, Aug. 10, All ages. Cost: $25 or $15, concert only. 724-843-4828

Community services

Reuse Fest: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 11, SouthSide Works, 26th and Sidney streets. Drop off materials that can be used by: Animal Rescue League, Construction Junction, Free Ride, Global Links, Goodwill, Off the Floor Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse and Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project. Presented by Zero Waste Pittsburgh, a project of Pennsylvania Resources Council. Complete list of acceptable items at or 412-488-7490 extension 236.


Italian Day Golf Invitational: 11 a.m. lunch, noon shotgun start, dinner following golf, around 5 p.m. Aug. 10, Hillcrest Country Club, 3411 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell. Wine, gifts, music, prizes. Cost per person, $125; dinner only, $25. 724-335-9877.

Bauerstown AARP Chapter 2490 annual picnic: Noon Aug. 14, Ross Community Park, 3430 Evergreen Road.

Hill House Health Center open house: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 9, 1835 Centre Ave., Hill District. Free prostate cancer screenings, health information, voter registration. 412-697-4697.

Kennedy Township Community Days: 6-11 p.m. Aug. 9 and 5-11 p.m. Aug. 10-11, Fairhaven Park, Fairhaven and Clever roads:• Aug. 10: Live broadcast of Frank Powaski Polka Festival on WKFB 770 AM, followed by Mon Valley Push. • Aug. 11: Firemen's parade, 7 p.m., Pine Hollow Road, live broadcast of Bob 96.9 FM, part of “Fire Hall Crawl” program, and local musicians N2O2R (Not Too Old To Rock).

Parish festival: 6 p.m. Aug. 9,-11, St. Bernadette Church, 245 Azalea Drive, Monroeville. Activities for all ages, rides, games, bingo, Monte Carlo, flea market and raffles. Food from a variety of Monroeville restaurants. Entertainment schedule: • 7-10 p.m. Aug. 9: The Satin Hearts • 9-11 p.m. Aug. 10: Guaracha Latin Dance Band• 7-11 p.m. Aug. 11: The BaronsMore information:

All Out Soccer Camp: 6-8 p.m. Aug. 13-Aug. 15, Chippewa United Methodist Church, 2545 Darlington Road, Beaver Falls. First- through fourth-graders. Cost: $45. 724-843-4032, ext. 202.

Somerset Antique Show: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 11, uptown Somerset. Dealers from three states will show furniture, sports memorabilia, jewelry, quilts, glassware, books, paintings, toys, coins and more. Free parking in Somerset County parking garage, East Catherine Street. Food and drink vendors. Antique and classic car show 1-3 p.m., Somerset Trust Co. parking lot, West Main Street.

Campfire jam night: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9, Cross Creek County Park, Shelter 1, off Route 50, near Avella. Musicians are encouraged to take their instruments and share their talent. Listeners welcome. Bring chair or blanket. Light refreshments served. Free. Preregistration required at 724-228-6867.

“A Journey through History” bus tour: Sept. 8. Deadline for reservations is Aug. 13. Tour stops: Slippery Rock's Old Stone House, with a hearth-cooked breakfast prepared on site; Providence Plantation, a frontier history center near Evans City; Depreciation Lands Museum, a historic village in Hampton and an authentic pioneer lunch; concludes at 19th century grist mill at McConnell's Mill State Park. Reservations are $85 per person. 724-602-0595 or

Health and safety classes, Destination Wellness at Galleria, Pittsburgh Mills, Route 28 north, Exit 12A, Pittsburgh Mills Boulevard:• Heartsaver First Aid with AED/CPR: 5: 8 p.m. Aug. 13 (Part 1, basic first aid) and Aug. 14 (Part 2, adult, child, and infant CPR and automated external defibrillator usage ). Cost: $35 per part (required student manual included); $50 for both. Call to register at 724-274-5202. Space is limited. • Blood Drive: 4-8 p.m. Aug. 15. With every four blood donations, you will receive a $25 gift certificate to a local business.• AARP Driver's Safety two-day class: 10 a.m. -2:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and 17. Tune up driving skills and learn to adjust to age-related driving changes. Cost: $14/person for nonmembers. Call to register at 724-274-5202. Maximum: 20 attendees.• Safe Sitter babysitting course: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Cost: $50 per student. Registration required by calling 724-274-5202. Maximum: 6 attendees.

Mon Valley YMCA Summer Fair: Noon-5 p.m. Aug. 11, 101 Taylor Run Road, Route 88, Monongahela. Full-course pork roast picnic dinner, seatings at 2 and at 3 p.m., carnival and open house. Cost: $10 adult, $6 children 12 and younger. Tickets at business office, 101 Taylor Run Road, Route 88, Monongahela. 724-483-8077.

Public star party: Begins at dusk on Aug. 10 and Aug. 11, Mingo Creek Observatory, near Shelter 10 in Mingo Creek County park, off Route 136, east of Washington. Presented by Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh. Canceled if raining or cloudy. Free.

Raccoon Creek State Park, 3000 State Route 18, Hookstown. • Family Fishing at Raccoon Lake: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 11. Sponsored by Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission. Learn basic fishing skills such as knot tying, casting, baiting the hook, and taking a fish off the hook. No fishing license required; all equipment provided. Adults must bring a child and children must bring an adult. Preregistration required. or 814-443-9841. • Raccoon Lake Nature Paddle: 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 11. Meet at boat launch by the boat concession at 9:45. Join park educators for a guided nature paddle exploring the lake's shoreline and wetlands. Rent kayaks and canoes at 724-513-6740. • Butterflies of Raccoon Creek: 1-3 p.m. Aug. 12. Meet at the Wildflower Reserve Interpretive Center on Route 30. Jeffrey Zablow, a biologist, will highlight his butterfly photography in the park, and give a guided tour, allowing participants to see the park's butterflies. Butterfly identification via field guides and how to attract them to home gardens will be discussed. Free.

Art, music, theater

Altered Book Sculpture: 7-9:30 p.m. Aug. 14, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, north campus, located at Curves for Women, 2612 Nicholson Road, Suite 2100, Franklin Park. Take at least one hardcover book to alter or choose from the selection provided. Feel free to take wine and snacks. For ages 21 and older. Cost: $30 for members and $45 for nonmembers. 412-741-4405 or

Jill West and Blues Attack: 7 p.m. Aug. 9, Cranberry Township Community Park, Rotary Amphitheatre, Ernie Mashuda Drive. Take chairs or blankets; refreshments will be sold; free admission and parking.

8th Street Rox: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 12, Monroeville Community Park, Tall Trees Amphitheater, 2447 Tilbrook Road. Summer concert series. 412-856-1006 or

American Pie: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 12, Collier Park, 5 Lobaugh Drive, Oakdale. Concert by classic rock band. Free.

Hollywood Theater: 1449 Potomac Ave. Dormont:• “Vinyl Visions: A Vinyl Day Celebration and Art Opening”: 2:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 12. Admission free. Record vendors, vinyl crafters and local artists who produce art on albums. An art exhibit will open. At 7 p.m., there will be a screening of the 1995 movie “Empire Records,” with an encore presentation at 7 p.m. Aug. 13.• “Horror Fan Flea Market”: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 25. Admission is free, concession stand open. A day of buying, selling and trading of horror movies and horror movie-related figures, posters, books and other collectibles. In addition, there will be a bake sale, 50/50 raffle, screenings of horror film trailers, and a drawing for a pair of free weekend passes to Horror Realm's Sept. 21-23 fall show. No professional vendors, please. At 7 p.m. there will be a screening of horror movie, title to be announced.• Screening of “Barbarella”: 9:15 p.m. Aug. 10; and 7 p.m. Aug. 11. Scifi/adventure movie directed by Roger Vadim and starring Jane Fonda.• Screening of “I Wish”: 7 p.m. Aug. 10; 9:15 p.m. Aug. 11 and Aug. 13; and 8 p.m. Aug. 14. A PG-rated film from Japan about a 12-year-old boy who begins to believe that a new bullet train service will create a miracle when the first trains pass each other at top speed.• Screening of “Battle Royale”: 9:15 p.m. Aug. 17-20 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21. A Japanese futuristic sci-fi thriller directed by Kinji Fukasaku.

Festival Organ Recital at Our Lady of Grace Church: 3-4 p.m. Aug. 12, 310 Kane Blvd., Scott. Nicholas Capozzoli will perform. Following the recital, there is a reception in Keefer Hall with summer beverages and hors d'oeuvres prepared by Claudio's Ristorante. Cost: $10. Tickets at church rectory, 412-279-7070.

Harmony Museum antique firearms show and sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug.11, Stewart Hall, 218 Mercer St., Harmony. A recently acquired barrel-rifling tool from the shop of Charles Flowers, an important local 19th century gunsmith; about 30 dealers and collectors with displays emphasizing pre-1898 Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio guns and accoutrements. Cost: $5. 724-452-7341 or


South Park Township Library, 2575 Brownsville Road, 412-833-5585. • Life in North Korea – A talk with Rep. Rick Saccone: 7 p.m. Aug. 13. Saccone, R-Elizabeth Township, will speak about his experiences while living in North Korea. • Choosing and keeping chickens: 7 p.m. Aug. 30. Presented by the Uniontown Poultry Association. Chickens are inexpensive, easy to keep and provide you with a constant supply of fresh eggs. Learn how to find the chickens that are right for you and how to care for them. Call to register.• Wednesday Yoga in the Community Center: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15, 22 and 29. Yoga means union of the body, mind and spirit. It calms and energizes, as well as improves strength and flexibility. Cost: $10 per class. Bring a yoga mat. Call to register or ask questions• Book Club: 7 p.m. Aug. 16. A discussion of the historical fiction novel “Honolulu” by Alan Brennert. Stop by the library to pick up this month's selection. Registration is not required.• Beading and design group: 6 p.m. Aug. 29. Taught by Anne Oyler of 3 Rivers Beading. The class is free; however, participants must purchase in advance the semi-precious stone beads needed for project. Photos of the project will be posted in the library or emailed upon request. Call to register; space is limited.• Knitting group: 11 a.m. Aug. 11. For knitters of every skill level; an instructor is available. A casual knitting group meets every Monday at 6 p.m., where knowledgeable knitters can help with any type of project.

Scott Township Public Library, 301 Lindsay Road, Scott, 412-429-5380:• One-on-one computer training: 8-9 a.m., and 9-10 a.m. Mondays• Scottie's Preschool Storytime: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Ages 3-6.

Community Library of Castle Shannon, 3677 Myrtle Ave., Castle Shannon, or 412-563-4552. • Monthly book discussion group: 7 p.m. Aug. 13. Lower level. “In the Garden of Beasts” by Erik Larsen. Registration is preferred but not required. Call 412-563-4552 or stop in the library to register and to pick a copy of the book.• Movie night: 6 p.m. Aug. 20, featuring “The Hunger Games,” rated PG-13. Registration required.• Friends general membership meeting: 7 p.m. Aug. 21.• Organizing Workshop: 7-9 p.m. Sept. 5. Storage and organization solutions.

Baldwin Borough Public Library, 41 Macek Drive, Baldwin. 412-885-2255:• Quest Club: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 10. Games, stories, crafts and snacks for children entering kindergarten through fifth grade.

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