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July 4th activities around Western Pennsylvania

| Thursday, July 3, 2014, 10:15 p.m.

A roundup of July 4th activities:

Avella: Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, 401 Meadowcroft Road. Old-fashioned summer games, open-hearth cooking demonstrations and pie-eating contest. Noon to 5 p.m.

Ben Avon: Reading of Declaration of Independence by Ben Avon Council President Earl Bohn, 8 a.m. at borough building. Introduction by author and theologian Michael Novak.

Bethel Park: Carnival food, activities for children, live music, from 6 p.m. until fireworks at Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road.

Brentwood: 9 a.m., Firecracker 5K race, begins at Brentwood Towne Square on Brownsville Road; 10 a.m., fly-over and parade on Brownsville Road; 9:40 p.m. fireworks (rain date Saturday).

Butler: 9 a.m. The Big Butler Fairgrounds open; fireworks, dusk, 1127 New Castle Road, Prospect.

Canonsburg: 52nd annual celebration starts at 7:45 a.m. with Whiskey Rebellion 5K Race & Walkers. Parade at 10 a.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m., Canon-McMillan Stadium. Free town activities include music and Family Swim Party.

Crafton: Crafton Celebrates 3 to 11 p.m., in Crafton Park. Thomas J. Witt Memorial 5K race at 8 a.m.; fireworks at dusk.

Cranberry: Bring a float or borrow one from the township for Noodle Night at Cranberry Community Waterpark in North Boundary Park, 6 to 8 p.m. C.T.'s Snack Shack will be open.

Dormont: Dormont Day begins at 10:30 a.m. in park. Fireworks, 9:30 p.m. in Dormont Pool parking lot.

Edgeworth: Bike parade, 10 a.m., Edgeworth Elementary School's parking lot on Meadow Lane. Children line up at 9:45 a.m.

Ford City: Fireworks by Glory on High, 10 p.m. Sunday.

Green Tree: Events noon to 3 p.m. at Wilson Park Pool. Flag-raising ceremony by American Legion Post 823 at noon. Pool open and free until 5 p.m.

Hampton: Firecracker 5K at 9 a.m., Hampton Community Park.

Hookstown: Civilian Conservation Corps camp tour, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Raccoon Creek State Park, park office along Route 18. Indoor presentation, short walking tour.

Leetsdale: Parade at 2 p.m. from Quaker Village Shopping Center parking lot, along Beaver Street to Broad Street; ends in Henle Park. Fireworks at dusk. Carnival in Henle Park from 1 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Benefits Fourth of July celebration.

Mars: 3 p.m. celebration with vendors, food and games for kids on Main Street, downtown; 4 p.m., lineup for parade; dusk, fireworks.

Midland: 10 a.m. parade; day-long carnival at Lincoln Park; fireworks at 10 p.m.

Moon: Celebration from 4 to 10 p.m., Moon Park, Ewing Road. Car show, music, military recognition at 9:50 p.m.; fireworks at 10 p.m.

Mt. Lebanon: Games, food and activities in Main Park from noon to 5 p.m.; concert at 7:30 p.m.; fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Swim center will close at 7 p.m.; recreation center parking lot reserved for people with disabled-parking permits.

Pittsburgh: Music and entertainment begin at 1 p.m. in Point State Park, Downtown. Fireworks at 9:35 p.m. Also:

• Fourth at the Fort: 11 a.m. raising of 13-star, 36-foot American flag, Fort Pitt Museum, Point State Park. Evening begins with firing of 18th century cannon.

• EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta: Ends Friday at Point State Park. www.threeriversregatta.net.

• Lawrenceville festival: Softball and baseball games, children's races, other events starting at 11 a.m. in Arsenal Park; 9:30 p.m. fireworks.

Carnegie Science Center: Fireworks 6 to 11 p.m.

Robinson: Pyrotecnico fireworks at dusk, Burkett Sports and Recreation Complex, 23 McCormick Road.

Ross: Crafts, games and live music at community center, 5 p.m. Sunday. Parade stages at 3 p.m. at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, and refreshments following parade at Perrysville Volunteer Fire Company, both on Perry Highway. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Scott: Community Day begins with American Legion flag services at Scott Park; pool open at 11 a.m. Fireworks at 9:31 p.m.

Shaler: Community Day begins at 1 p.m., Kiwanis Park. Bands play at 7 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. (Rain date Saturday.)

Zelienople: 8 a.m., Firecracker 5K and Walk and 1 Mile Run and Walk; 11 a.m., annual Fourth of July parade on Main Street; 2:30 p.m., annual Derby Duck Race at the Zelienople Community Pool; 8:15 p.m., Pittsburgh Philharmonic concert, Community Park, Beaver Street; 9:45 p.m., fireworks.

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