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Sewickley Unleashed returns May 18

| Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

The fourth annual Sewickley Unleashed, an event for pups and their people, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 18 in Sewickley.

The fundraiser for the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society will feature a pet parade at noon beginning at the PNC Bank parking lot on Blackburn Road and food and vendor booths set up on Broad Street.

New this year is Sewickley Unleashed 5K, a humans-only walk/run through the borough, and the Sewickley Showcase, which will feature local businesses and adoptable pets from the humane society.

For more details,

Senior Men's Club

Researcher Keith Avin of the McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine will be the guest speaker of the Senior Men's Club at 10 a.m. Friday at the Sewickley Valley YMCA.

He will discuss “Muscle Exercise and Man's Longevity.”

All retired men are welcome to attend. Members will meet for coffee at 9:30 a.m. prior to the talk.

Sewickley Music Club

The Sewickley Music Club will hold its last meeting of the year at a lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Allegheny Country Club.

William Caballero, principal horn with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for 24 years, will perform. He is an associate teaching professor of horn at Carnegie Mellon University School of Music.Rummage sale

The Friends of the Sewickley Public Library will host the second spring rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 18 and 1 to 4 p.m. May 19.

A variety of items will be available for sale. Proceeds benefit the library, 500 Thorn St.

TriCounty Choir

TriCounty Choir Institute's Village Singers, Village Quartet and the newly formed women's quartet, Ladies of Note, will present “Mega Musicals!” at 4 p.m. May 19 at St. James Church in Sewickley.

Selections from “Fiddler on the Roof,” “The Sound of Music,” “Showboat,” Dreamgirls,” “Into the Woods,” “Kiss Me, Kate,” “Godspell” and other musicials will be featured.

The choirs perform under the direction of Linda Wallace of Sewickley and accompanist Kathy Kelso.

Advance tickets are $7; $6 for senior citizens over 65; and $5 for children younger than 12. Ticket prices will double at the door.

For more information, call 412-741-3463.

Rummage sale

The Big Sewickley Creek Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 30-31 and June 1 at the fire hall, 1850 Big Sewickley Creek Road, Bell Acres.

A special, fill-a-bag sale will be held from12:30 to 4 p.m. June 1.

Donations will be accepted through May 23 at the fire hall. Televisions and computers will not be accepted.

For more information, contact Arlene Seig at 724-622-4133.

Blood drive

Masonic Village in Aleppo Township is hosting a community blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. May 22 at the Retirement Living Clubhouse, 2000 Masonic Drive.

To make an appointment, visit and use sponsor code W380 or call 412-327-0304.

Sweetwater classes

Sweetwater Center for the Arts in Sewickley continues its Friday-night workshops for children.

Students can explore the arts while their parents have an evening out.

Upcoming workshops, scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. for ages 6 to 10, include: “Flower Power,” Friday; “Build a Burger,” May 17; and “Bubble Painting,” May 31.

The cost is $15 for Sweetwater members or $25 for nonmembers.

For information, visit or call 412-741-4405.

Tuskegee Airmen Memorial

The Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Golf Outing will debut May 28 at Diamond Run Golf Club in Ohio Township.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start follows at 10 a.m. A cash bar and reception is planned for 3 p.m., and a cookout dinner is scheduled at 4 p.m.

The outing is one of the major fundraisers for a proposed Tuskegee Airmen Memorial at Sewickley Cemetery and a Tuskegee exhibit at Pittsburgh International Airport.

Golf packages range from $275 for an individual golfer for green and cart fees, breakfast, dinner and prizes, to a $15,000 gold level sponsorship that includes eight golf packages and a sponsor package.

For information, contact Ronald Hunt at or

QVRA benefit run

The Quaker Valley Recreation Association is hosting the third annual Family 5K Run/Fun Walk June 15 to benefit the continued development of The Legacy Fields at Bouchard Family Park in Bell Acres.

The 5K run will start at 8:15 a.m. and a 1.5-mile fun run/walk will follow at 8:30 a.m. at War Memorial Park in Sewickley.

Registration, which is $15 prior to June 1, can be completed online at The cost increases to $20 between June 1 and 14 and to $25 on race day.

All registrants will receive a T-shirt. There will be professional chip timing provided by Runner's High, and 5K medals will be given for first-, second- and third-place winners in the following categories for males and females: 11 and younger; 12-14; 15-20; 21-30; 31-40; 41-50; and 51 and over.

The top three finishers for each gender also will receive a medal.

Various levels of sponsorship also are available for the event. For sponsorship information, email:

Rockin' at the Hollow II

Local bands, singers and performers are being sought to share their talents at Rockin' at the Hollow II on June 22 at Fern Hollow Nature Center in Sewickley Heights.

The deadline to register is June 1. Spaces are limited. For more information, call 412-741-6136 or email

Summer Discovery

Quaker Valley students in grades three through six are invited to participate in Summer Discovery, a day camp with an emphasis on nature.

Campers will spend time in the creek and woods, doing creative activities and playing games.

Registrations are being accepted for the week of June 17 or June 24 in Walker Park.

The camp, which runs from 8 a.m. to noon at Walker Park, is sponsored by the Little Sewickley Creek Watershed Association.

The fee is $35.

To register, visit or contact Chriss O'Lare at

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