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YMCA offers care for children

| Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, 9:02 p.m.

I will let you in on a good secret. The Regional Family YMCA of Laurel Highlands in Mt. Pleasant has an ongoing before and after school program for children in kindergarten through fifth grades which is held at the Southmoreland Elementary School from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. For more information, call Cindi Huffman at 724-547-9622.

If you are not a member of the YMCA, think about joining. For more information, call 724-547-YMCA (9622).

The Amish Pantry Deli, West Overton Village, will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 724-220-5770.

This weekend, the Scottdale Volunteer Fire Department will sell hoagies.

The Everson Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a beef tips and noodles dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at its fire hall. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children age 5 and younger.

Please support our area fire companies.

The Laurel Art Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Scottdale Public Library, 106 Spring St. For more information about this organization, call Ed Guest at 724-887-6212. New members are always welcome.

The monthly meeting of the Friends of the Library will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Scottdale Public Library. New members are always welcome.

A friendly reminder readers — you are responsible to clear snow and ice from your sidewalk within 24 hours of a snowfall or receive a citation by not compiling. Let's prevent slips and falls.

The Geyer Performing Arts Center, Pittsburgh Street, Scottdale, has their silver anniversary this year. Visit its website at to receive a list of upcoming shows or call 724-887-0887. Scottdale says congratulations on your anniversary and we are blessed to have the theater in Scottdale.

Donate your old cell phone to benefit the Scottdale Public Library. The cell phones are collected at the library.

Westmoreland County Community College is offering a Late-Start session of credit classes with some beginning Feb. 7 for students who were unable to enroll when the regular fall semester began. For a complete schedule of classes and to register, call 800-262-2103 or visit at

Do you have photos you would like to organize? Join a scrapbooking class to be held at 7 p.m. Fridays at the Center Bethel Church, Alverton. For more information, call 724-887-8259.

Readers, put volunteering on your 2013 list of things to do. Jacobs Creek Area Faith in Action needs volunteers to help area senior citizens stay independent. For more information, call 724-542-4117 or email at

The Geyer Performing Arts Center will present Disney's “My Son Pinocchio Geppetto's Musical Tale” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 to 9 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the center, 111 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. Tickets are $12. Group and school group discounts are available. For more information, call 724-887-0887 or email at

Trout stocking is now being done in Fayette County at Dunlap Creek Lake and Virgin Run Dam, both at 11 a.m. Feb. 5 and Yough Dam at 10 a.m. Feb. 6; in Somerset at Laurel Hill Lake at 10 a.m. Feb. 6, and in Westmoreland County, Donegal Lake and Mammoth Dam at noon Feb. 5 and the Lower Twin Lakes at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 13.

My brother, the late John A. Terry Jr. took me fishing once. I proceeded to talk too much. Needless to say, I wasn't invited to go a second time.

All fishermen and women, go and enjoy the sport. It will make you think of spring.

Readers, have a productive week.

Patricia Walker is a Scottdale resident.

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