Youths invited to movie night on Saturday
A Youth Movie Night will be held at the Indian Creek Baptist Church gym, 311 Baptist Church Road, Mill Run from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. All youth in seventh to 12th grades are welcome to attend and enjoy pizza, snacks and fellowship. Admission is free so bring a friend. For more information, call 724-455-7265.
• Kecksburg Ladies Auxiliary will hold a chicken and biscuit dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kecksburg fire hall, 5128 Water St., Mt. Pleasant. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for children ages 3 and younger. If you have any questions, call 724-972-5475.
• There will be a community skate night held at the ICV Community Center, 628 Indian Creek Valley Road, for all the kids in the area Feb. 18 and 28. There is a $3 fee to skate. Games, music, and concessions will be available. Students in grades up to sixth will skate from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and those in seventh to 12th grades will skate from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
• The Chestnut Ridge Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Cook Township Community Center. This month's speaker will be Duaine Fuoss, who will speak about Native American artifacts. Meetings are always open to the public.
• The Bullskin Township Historical Society monthly meeting will be held Feb. 20 at the Stone Cabin at the Mt. Vernon Furnace grounds, 484 Park Road, Bullskin Township. The cabin opens at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. Refreshments will follow the meeting. You do not have to be a member to attend.
• The Clinton Church of God's Hall Committee invites all to come to a breakfast buffet to be held from 7 to 10 a.m. Feb. 22. Scrambled eggs, home fries (plain or with peppers and onions), French toast, sausage gravy and biscuits, bacon, sausage and toast is what's on the menu. Tickets are $5 for those age 8 and older, $3.50 for children ages 5 to 7 and free for children age 4 and younger. The social hall is located at 640 Buchanan Road.
• The Chestnut Ridge Historical Society is publishing a cookbook and is asking for recipes. The cookbook would list each individual's name for submitted recipe. Deadline to submit Feb. 23; email to email@example.com or mail to Chestnut Ridge Historical Society, P.O. Box 62, Jones Mill, PA 15646. For more information, call 724-593-3102
• There will be a bluegrass open stage and jam session at the Bullskin Grange, 938 Pleasant Valley Road, from 6 to 10 p.m. March 1. The doors will open at 5 p.m. Food and drink will be for sale. The jam session will be downstairs and the stage upstairs. Bands can call Bill Springer at 724-455-3919 to schedule stage time or call him for more information. Springtime Hill Barn Band will host this event and provide the sound. Friends and volunteers will help out. Beginner musicians are welcome.
• The Saltlick Township Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Hunter's Banquet Gun Bash from noon to 5 p.m. March 2 at the Donegal Community Center, 113 Community Center Lane. The doors open at 11:30 a.m. There will be 25 guns given away. Tickets are available from most local businesses and firemen and are $20 each.
• The Christian Family and Children's Center is hosting Zach Ellsworth on March 7 at the ICV Community Center, 628 Indian Creek Valley Road. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7.50 at the door. If you have any questions or are interested in tickets, call 724-455-2122, ext. 101.
• It's time for the old-fashioned buckwheat cake and pancake breakfasts at the Springfield Township Volunteer Hose Co. fire house, 755 Mill Run Road. Come have buckwheat cakes, pancakes, sausage, home fries, eggs, cold drink and coffee. Have all the cakes you care to eat. The cost is $8 per person. There are two more Saturdays for this season 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8 and April 5. Proceeds benefit the hose company.
• Do you want to work for clean water in the beautiful Laurel Highlands this summer? The Mountain Watershed Association has a summer internship available. Duties include water sampling in the Indian Creek and Yough River watersheds, operations and maintenance of their passive mine drainage treatment systems, and community outreach. The internship is held from May through August. For more information or application instructions, visit www.mtwatershed.com or call 724-455-4200. College credit may be available upon request.
Last week's trivia question was: What coffee blend was perfected in 1892 to become a well-known brand today? Peggy Magyor, Don Chearney, Clara M. Miller, Bill Shepler and Betty Bando all knew it was Maxwell House.
This week's question is: What is a group of hummingbirds called?
Happy Valentine's Day.
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Pam Porterfield is a resident of Normalville.