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Fayette EMS to hold free safety class for public on Saturday

| Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, 6:43 p.m.

Fayette EMS will hold a safety class for the community at noon Saturday. The non-certification class will be free to the public. It's intended for new moms and dads, grandparents or anybody who is around children or cares for them. Anyone can attend. Topics include, but are not limited to, child seats and vehicle safety, childproofing your house, infant and child CPR and basic first aid. This is a very informative class. You must register in advance. Number of registrants will determine location. Call Todd Maust at 724-628-8610, ext. 319, or email tmaust@fayetteems.com.

A special program will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday in City Hall to remember and honor first responders, victims and all those affected by the tragedies on Sept. 11, 2001.

The next Connellsville Crime Watch meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in City Hall. Thomas Zabielski, the Southwestern Pennsylvania representative for Guardian Home Security, will speak on how to make your home more safe and secure. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

There are still a few spots available if you'd like to have a great day of golf and fun to benefit Jacobs Creek Watershed Association projects. The event will be held Friday at Donegal Highlands Golf Course. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m., and tee-off will be at 8:30 a.m. This will be an official “No Bad Luck” Friday the 13th, so don't worry! The cost is $80 and includes 18 holes, golf cart, lunch at the turn, dinner and beer. Dinner includes slow-roasted baby back ribs, grilled chicken, mountain redskin potatoes, seasonal vegetables, fresh coleslaw and garlic bread sticks. Skill/luck prizes, door prizes, a Lionel Train raffle, a special raffle and a 50/50 raffle will be available. Raffle proceeds will be used to help fund JCWA's new High School Scholarship Program and Trout in the Classroom Partnership, as well as watershed improvement projects. Mulligans will be available as well as the mildly popular Heckles for Sale — a sure way to unnerve your opponent. Mashies, which help golfers get out of the sand, will also be available. For more information or to register, call Patricia Miller, executive director of JCWA, at 724-887-8220, ext. 3, or visit www.jacobscreekwatershed.org.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 126 E. Fairview Ave., will hold a spaghetti dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $6 per person or $3 for children 11 and younger. Cost includes spaghetti and meatballs with tossed salad, garlic bread or plain bread, dessert and coffee or a cold drink.

City Church of Connellsville, 206 N. Pittsburgh St., will hold a community carnival on Saturday. Everyone is welcome.

The second annual Sustainability Fair will be held on Saturday at Yough River Park. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. and will officially run until 9 p.m. The day will feature three tracts this year. For more information, go to the Sustainable Connellsville Facebook page.

Day Of Caring volunteers will help at several nonprofits Thursday, including a PNC group helping at the Carnegie Free Library and a West Penn Power group painting the new drywall in the ministry building of Connellsville Area Community Ministries.

A cabbage roll (halupki) sale will be held by the Fundraising Committee of St. John the Evangelist Church on Sept. 21. Advance orders will be taken. Two cabbage rolls will cost $5. You can bring your own containers and have the cabbage rolls packaged as you choose. Orders can be placed by calling Patty Check at 724-628-5967, Retha Koval at 724-628-7838 or Clara Slagle at 724-628-9633. The last day to place an order is Sunday. Orders can be paid for and picked up from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 21.

The new Connellsville Ambassador Program volunteers will be chosen in October. Those who are interested can visit the Carnegie Free Library in person or online to find out more.

Bedtime Stories at Carnegie Free Library are scheduled for Sept. 30 and Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Fall preschool story hour will be held on Wednesdays, beginning at 11 a.m. Sept. 11.

The Mighty Falcon Marching Band members will hold a car wash from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at Auto Zone in Martin's Plaza. The band appreciates the support of those in the area who come to its fundraising events.

Michael Edwards sent this: “Thanks to everyone who helped make the fourth Autumn Mum Festival a success. The vendors, musicians, volunteers and, of course, those who attended are what makes it such a good day for our community. Members of the Fayette County Cultural Trust Downtown Connellsville committees were happy to see so many people in town enjoying the event.”

The CAHS Yearbook committee is selling spirit scarves. The cost is $20, and they have blue-and-white stripes, tassels and fringe. To order, email lshearer@casdfalcons.org.

The Running Dead, Connellsville's inaugural Zombie Run, will be held on Oct. 26. Participants for the race can be either zombies or runners. There are hundreds of people expected to run, chase or watch. Quite a few vendors have also signed up. For registration information, a map of the course, rules and other fun zombie stuff, visit the website at www.downtownconnellsville.org/Zombie-Run.html or visit and “like” the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/connellsvillezombies. Businesses that would like to be involved can email connellsvillezombies@gmail.com.

The Farmers Market has a great selection of fresh, local produce and will be open each Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon through Sept. 28.

ArtWorks Connellsville will hold Stained Glass Classes. This is a self-paced class. Cost is $125, which includes instructions, use of classroom, and use of stained glass-making equipment. The student will supply the glass and solder. The glass can be purchased at Yough Glass right here in Connellsville. The solder is on hand at ArtWorks for sale, or you can get stained glass solder off the Internet. Everything else will be provided. Students will be making a window approximately 22 by 28 inches. They will have 60 days in which to complete their projects.

West Overton Village & Museums will host its monthly Wednesdays at West Overton program Sept. 25, featuring artist Sheree Cockrell of Connellsville with a display of her oil paintings. Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served, courtesy of Carson's Premier Catering. Live entertainment will be provided by Blues Passport. A $5 donation benefits West Overton Village & Museums. For more information, visit www.westovertonvillage.org.

Save the date for the Greater Connellsville Chamber of Commerce Great Gatsby Gala to be held on Oct. 5 at Linden Hall Mansion. Entertainment will be provided by The Sammy Brooks Band with special guest Harold Betters.

Conn-Area Catholic School is hosting The Clarks on Nov. 1 at the Edwin Porter Theater in the Connellsville Community Center. Tickets for the concert are $20 and are available now at Conn-Area Catholic School. Concert proceeds directly benefit the students.

If you have a local upcoming event that you would like mentioned in this column, email it well in advance, so I can include it at crisliphenry@gmail.com.

Nancy Henry is a Connellsville resident.

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