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'42nd Street' opens today at Norwin high school

| Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

The Norwin Theatre Club's production of “42nd Street” opens today, Thursday, at 8 p.m. in the Norwin High School auditorium.

Additional performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and a matinee Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens, ages 65 and older, and are available online at or at the auditorium one hour before each performance.

For more information, contact Paula DeLuise at 724-953-3071, or

Senior Citizens Dinner

The Norwin High School Student Council's annual Senior Citizens Dinner is April 21, at 12:30 p.m., at Norwin High School.

The dinner, with the theme “We're Not Getting Older, We're Getting Better,” is for residents ages 67 and older and includes pasta, salad, rolls, peach cobbler, coffee and bottled water.

It features performances by the Norwin Show Choir and Jazz Band and prizes.

The Student Council requests all seniors bring one canned good, to be donated to local food pantries.

Only 725 tickets are available and can be ordered by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Lynn Clark, Norwin High School Student Council, 251 McMahon Drive, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. Tickets will not be mailed if a self-addressed, stamped envelope is not enclosed.

Senior Technology Courses

Norwin School District offers several free technology classes for senior citizens living in the district's boundaries.

The classes include:

• “Creating a Facebook Page” offers information on how to make a page, “like” other pages, requesting and accepting friends, and reviewing privacy settings on Facebook, a social networking site on March 26, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The course is limited to 20 participants, and registration is required by Monday.

• “Managing Digital Photos with Picasa” features information on how to view, edit and organize photos using Picasa, a free photo organization tool by Google on April 5, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Participants must bring their own digital camera and USB cable, or SD camera card. The course is limited to 10 participants, and registration is required by March 27.

• “Using the Apple iPad” is a hands-on tutorial on the Apple iPad 2 on April 10, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The course is limited to 20 participants, and registration is required by April 2.

• “Searching the Internet” features information on how to use Google to search the Internet for seniors with basic mouse skills and a general familiarity with the Windows operating system on April 18, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Norwin High School. The course is limited to 20 participants, and registration is required by April 10.

The courses are intended for first-time participants only, and a free for district residents, ages 65 or older.

For more information, or to register for a course, call Cheryll Plecenik at 724-861-3022.

Queen of Angels Catholic School

• Queen of Angels Catholic School, 1 Main St., North Huntingdon, is accepting registration for the 2013-14 school year.

It offers classes for pre-third through eighth grade, pre-kindergarten programming, including 2-year-old toddler time for an hour a week with parents; 3-year-old pre-kindergarten for two days a week; 4-year-old per kindergarten for three days per week; 4-year-old pre-kindergarten classes five afternoons or mornings per week; and full and half-day kindergarten.

For more information, or to set up a tour, call Sandi Dykta at 724-978-0144.

• Queen of Angels 20th Anniversary Angel Gala Dinner and Auction is April 12, from 6 to 10 p.m., at Stratigos Banquet Center, 131 Colonial Manor Road, North Huntingdon.

The evening benefits Queen of Angels Catholic School's educational programming.

Tickets are $50 per person. A VIP reception, featuring complementary wine, appetizers and a preview of all auction items, is available from 5 to 6 p.m. for an additional $20 per person.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Ruth Ann Noblick at 724-978-0144, extension 2223, or at

Smartphone Giveback Program

Norwin School District is accepting donations of old smart phones to help students participate in the district's Bring Your Own Device at the high and middle schools.

The donated smartphones will be used by students who do not have or are not able to bring their own devices to school.

District officials plan to clear all data from the smartphones before letting students use them. Students will be using the smartphones on the district's wireless network.

All smartphones should be no more than two years old, and come with a wall charger.

Donated smart phones can be written off as a tax deduction.

For more information, visit

Apples for Students

Norwin Middle School is participating in Giant Eagle's Apples for Students program.

Every purchase at the store earns points for the school, which can be redeemed for educational equipment.

The school's program code is 5459, and participation does not affect the store's Fuel Perks or Food Perks programs.

Enrollment is available at, or by calling 1-800-474-4777.

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