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Butler County briefs: Flags of Freedom coming to Harmony

| Saturday, June 28, 2014, 3:38 p.m.


Museum to display Flags of Freedom

The Harmony Museum will display several prominent flags from America's Colonial, Revolutionary and federal periods throughout July as part of a new exhibit called Flags of Freedom.

Five distinctive flags will be displayed.

Also displayed throughout July is the Declaration of Independence in German as it appeared on the front page of the July 9, 1776, edition of the Pennsylvaniascher Staatsbote, a weekly Philadelphia German newspaper. It was the first newspaper to report the adoption of the declaration by the Continental Congress.

The Harmony Museum is at 218 Mercer St., Harmony. The museum provides guided tours from 1 to 4 p.m. daily except Mondays and holidays.

For more information, visit or call 724-452-7341.


Invitational show to open

The third annual AABC Invitational Show is scheduled to open with Martinis with Monet from 7 to 9 p.m. July 9 at the Cranberry Township Municipal Building.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door. Admission includes two tickets redeemable for two martinis; hors d'oeuvres and drinks also will be served.

Advance tickets can be purchased at the customer service desk of the municipal building or online at The invitational show will be displayed in Cranberry through July 19 when it will be moved to the Art Center in Butler, where the show will continue through Aug. 2.

The Artists' Reception in Butler will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. July 25, and admission is free.

For more information, visit or call 724-283-6922.

Initiative to target fire safety

Local emergency officials will introduce an initiative for public fire-safety education and volunteer fire company recruitment in Butler County on Tuesday.

The Cranberry Community Chest has set a $500,000 goal for the purchase of a mobile training unit and scholarship incentives for countywide volunteers.

Cranberry Township Community Chest, Butler County Board of Commissioners, Butler County Community College and the Fire Chiefs Association of Butler County will discuss the program at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Butler County Community College's C3 Safety Training Facility at the college's main campus in Butler Township.

Oak Hill Alliance to host Bible school

Weird Animals vacation Bible school will be held from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. July 14-18 at Oak Hill Alliance Church for children ages 3 through grade 6 (just completed).

Register at or by calling the church office at 724-776-4350.

The church is at 2782 Rochester Road, Cranberry.


Mars United Presbyterian Church will host Wilderness Escape vacation Bible school from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 7 to 11.

There is no cost, and children ages 3 to fifth grade are invited to attend.

The church is located at 232 Crowe Ave., Mars.

Register at, or call the church office at 724-625-1365.

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