Friends of Scottdale library meet tonight

| Thursday, April 5, 2012

Students at Southmoreland Primary Center raised $3,273 this week during the school's first annual Bunny Hop for Autism. All the money will be donated to Autism Speaks.

Friends of the Library will meet at 6 tonight in the Scottdale Public Library, Spring Street. New members are always welcome. Call the library at 724-887-6140 if you have any questions about programs and events offered.

Good Friday is this Friday, the first day of Passover is Saturday and Easter is Sunday. If you have not heard the Greater Scottdale Area Choral Society, it will perform at 7 p.m. Monday in the Philip G. Cochran Memorial United Methodist Church, Dawson. Also, the choral society will perform at 7 p.m. April 15 in Everson Evangelical Church, Everson. These concerts are free.

The Orlando Predators will oppose the Pittsburgh Power Football Team on April 14 at the Consol Energy Center. For ticket information, visit

The Scottdale Area Association of Churches will present an outdoor community Easter sunrise service, led by Scottdale area youth, at 7 a.m. Sunday in the Scottdale Gazebo. Bring a lawn chair. For more information, call Kimberly King at 724-887-5058.

Paradise United Methodist Church, 105 Hoke Road, Bullskin, will host its annual Easter cantata. Title this year is "On a Hill Too Far Away." There are 27 actors of all ages this year as well as a choir of 30 singers and a pit orchestra of 16 players. The cantata will be presented 7 p.m. Friday, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, but to reserve seats, call 724-547-0696.

Scottdale's annual Easter egg hunt will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday for preschool to third-grade students. This is sponsored by the Scottdale Area Chamber of Commerce with welcome help from the Regional Family YMCA Make A Difference Club.

The first annual Future Scotties Baseball Clinic will be held from noon to 2 p.m. April 15 at the Southmoreland High School baseball field. A rain date is set for April 22. The clinic is open to boys ages 4-14 in the Southmoreland School District. The cost is $20 and includes T-shirt, hot dog and drink. The clinic will teach fundamentals. Instructors will include Southmoreland players and coaches. Pre-registration and payment by Sunday is recommended. Checks may be made payable to: Southmoreland Baseball Parents Organization. Walk-ins are welcome, but T-shirts are not guaranteed. For more information, call 724-547-8446.

Want to try a new eating place. Visit the Scottdale Firemen's Club Backdraft Cafe, 405 Porter Ave., which is open from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and 5 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Please support our firefighters.

Keep up on all the Regional Family YMCA programs and activities by visiting at or call 724-547-9622.

Write a letter to American Profile if you know someone who goes beyond the call of duty to be kind and send it to Acts of Kindness, c/o American Profile, 341 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite 400, Franklin, TN 37067.

Jim and Mary Ellen Toth wants to express their thanks to Attorney Coleen Bratkovich, Attorney Linda Cordaro and Rep. Deberah Kula for a most informative seminar on elder law, estate planning and veterans benefits held recently at the Frank Kapr Funeral Home Inc. They would also like to thank Frank Kapr and his staff for presenting this type of free, much needed seminar to the public.

On March 18, Beulah Baptist Church held its annual missionary Fellowship Tea. The missionary motto is "Wake Up, Sing Up, Preach Up, Pay Up, Pray Up, Stay Up, Never Give Up or Backup, Let Up or Shut Up until the Kingdom of God in this Church and in the World is Built Up."

Cheryl West was in charge of devotions. Rhonda Randall introduced the master of ceremony Dana Dillard. A Cup of Tea Singspiration was held with the following soloists from various churches participating: Jerry Burden, Lois Fairfax, Shirley Roberts, Beverly Walker, Minister Lisa Winfrey and the Rev. Douglas Wright. It was refreshing to hear the program of music with all participants being talented musicians or singers. The president of the Missionary Society is Sandra Tracy.

Readers, reach out and help someone this week. They will appreciate the help and you will feel good about it.

Spring is here!

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