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Mt. Pleasant Senior Center seeking volunteers

| Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

Mt. Pleasant Senior Center is presently looking for help with its new home delivery program. Volunteers are needed to help pack the meals approximately 8 a.m. every weekday morning. For more information, call the center at 724-547-4593.

• Geyer Performing Arts Center will be presenting the family favorite musical “Oliver!” this weekend at the Geyer Performing Arts Center in Scottdale. The show will feature lots of great music and will be performed by actors, both young and old, from the area. Show times will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday. All tickets will be $12. For information, call the theater at 724-887-0887 or visit

• If you are in the mood for some wonderful homemade authentic buckwheat pancakes, then head up to Mill Run this weekend for an all-you-can-eat breakfast offered by the Springfield Township Volunteer Fire Department. The breakfast will feature buckwheats, pancakes, eggs, potatoes and more. The meal will be served from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the station, which is located at 755 Mill Road in Mill Run. Cost for the meal will be $8. Takeout meals are available.

• Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital Auxiliary will hold a handbag blowout sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 13. The sale will take place in the first floor conference rooms. Bags will include a wide selection of designer handbags, wallets, tote bags and luggage. Proceeds will go to the auxiliary to support the hospital.

• Mt. Pleasant Friends of the Library is collecting photos of Mt. Pleasant for a pictorial book it will be putting out about the history of the town. The group is looking for photos of Mt. Pleasant, Bridgeport and the Standard Shaft area and is especially interesting in photos from 1940 to present day. All photos can be dropped of at the library and will be returned after they are scanned. If you do not wish to drop off your photo, call for an appointment to have your photo scanned while you wait.

• The Relay for Life team Esther's Crew will be hosting a bus trip March 22 and 23 to Lancaster. Included in the cost will be a trip to the Institute for Biblical and Scientific studies, supper at Shady Maple and a trip to the Sight and Sound theater to see a production of “Moses.” Prices will be $257 for a single, $217 for a double, $207 for a triple and $197 for a quad. For information, call 724-396-6542 or 724-547-5839.

• Get your tickets now for the Visitation Parish Longaberger Basket Bingo Bash to be held March 2. Tickets are $22. Details for the event will be available shortly.

• If you're interested in learning more and better ways to incorporate vegetables into your gluten-free diet, you are invited to attend a presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Herbalicious The Gluten-Free Store. You'll also get to sample new products, interact with others who eat gluten-free and hear techniques to better deal with being gluten-free. In addition, those who attend will receive a 10 percent off coupon for their next store visit. Herbalicious is located at 612 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. The store will be open before the meeting for your shopping convenience. There is no fee to attend. All interested parties are invited. Call 724-542-9745 by Friday to register.

• Fresh wonderful pizza from St. Pius will now be offered only on the first Monday of the month. The pizzas will be available from 3 to 7 p.m. for eat-in or takeout. The great homemade pizza has been a tradition in Mt. Pleasant for many, many years. To order, call 724-547-0950; no orders will be taken after 7 p.m.

The Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum is located in the old Lenox Crystal building. Winter hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spring hours will be announced by Feb. 28. It's very impressive, so stop out when you get the chance.

• The museum is now accepting new members for 2014. For only a small fee, you can become a part of this wonderful addition to Mt. Pleasant. Stop by for a membership form.

• You can still get your engraved bricks that will be placed at the new Viking Honor Court. Bricks can be ordered and placed in honor of or in memory of any former Viking. The proceeds will then go to the sports, fine arts or music area that you choose. What a great idea for a gift. The bricks are a great way to pay tribute to all Vikings and also act as a cool way to raise funding for the district. Order forms can be obtained at any school building office in the district or by visiting the school website.

• If you are a resident of Mt. Pleasant Township, your monthly recycling date will be the first Thursday of a full week of each month. If you do not have a container from your recycling company, use any container you have, but please mark it as recyclable. Township residents are to put their recycle containers at the end of their driveways or in the location that they put their trash when it is collected. For a full schedule of recycle information and other township information, visit

• We are doing a great job recycling in the borough, so let's keep it up! Items that can be recycled include glass, plastics, cans, newspapers, phone books, magazines, junk mail, cardboard that has been folded, bundled and tied, not taped; the lids of your pizza boxes, too! If you have more items than you have recycling containers, feel free to use any container, simply mark that it is a recycle container. Next recycling days will be Feb. 17 and 18.

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Marilyn Forbes is a Mt. Pleasant resident.

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