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Harrison City-based Boy Scout troop seeks new members

| Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, 1:53 p.m.

Boy Scout Troop 205, based out of St. Barbara's Church in Harrison City, is seeking new members.

Any boy 11 or older who has completed fifth grade is invited to join.

The troop is celebrating its 40th anniversary and is offering discounted membership.

Scouting activities include weekly meetings, monthly camping, hiking, fishing, cycling and more. Anyone interested is asked to attend a weekly meeting, held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays at the church, 111 Raymaley Road in Harrison City.

For more, or to attend a meeting, call Tom Crock III at 724-708-1243.

PTARC to offer music lessons, yoga class

The Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission will hold introduction to piano, guitar and ukulele classes this fall.

Piano classes for kids age 6 to 15 begin Wednesday and continue eight consecutive Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. until Nov. 22. Brina Davis from Main Street Music will be teaching this class at 327 Main St., Irwin.

Guitar classes for those age 6 to 14 will be conducted on Wednesdays from Oct. 18 to Nov. 22, from 7 to 8 p.m. by Dante Romito at Main Street Music, Irwin. Players can bring their acoustic or electric guitar.

The ukulele classes for ages 6 to 14 will be offered at the Bentley & Romito Professional Music Lessons facility, 4021 Route 130, Suite 600. The six-week class will run Saturdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. beginning Saturday through Nov. 18, with the exception of Oct. 21 and Nov. 11.

Players need to bring their own ukulele. The class is limited to four students.

The recreation commission also is offering a yoga class taught by Lindsay Hirshberg beginning Tuesday and continuing for five consecutive Tuesdays until Oct. 31 at the Level Green Elementary School's multipurpose room.

For complete details on class times, locations, descriptions and for registration forms, go to or call 724-744-2171, ext. 204 or 205.

Trafford Ghost Walk set for next week

The Trafford Ghost Walk is planned for 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 7.

Participants will hear ghostly tales of death from Trafford's yesteryear as they walk around town. The Oakmont Paranormal Society will share the findings of research conducted on some of the buildings in the borough.

The Trafford Historical Society will share true stories from Trafford's past for a fun and educational evening.

Groups will travel in a loop of approximately 1 mile.

Due to the subject matter, the tour is not recommended for children younger than 13.

The tour will start at the Trafford Library, 416 Brinton Ave.

Tickets are $8 per person and available at the library. Proceeds will benefit the Trafford Library and Trafford Historical Society.

Harrison City Area Woman's Club to host police officer, K-9

Penn Township police Officer Joe Lewis will speak at the Harrison City Area Woman's Club meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Penn Area Library in Harrison City. Lewis will be joined by Penn Township K-9 officer Mingo.

The club will hold its annual craft show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Penn-Trafford High School cafeteria.

Food and beverages will be available and a raffle will be conducted. Admission is free.

For additional vendor details, contact Gayle Wallbaum at 724-468-3974 or

St. Barbara Church plans to hold bingo

St. Barbara Church in Harrison City will hold a bingo on Wednesday.

The doors open at 5 p.m. and the games begin at 6:45 p.m. Packages start at $27 and include all regular, special and jackpot games, magic number and door prizes.

For more information, call 724-744-4584 or 724-744-7474.

Manor Public Library to hold programs

The Manor Public Library is planning a series of adult craft nights.

The free programs begin at 7 p.m.: Oct. 5 — making a set of three rustic wooden pumpkins; Nov. 2 — a fall leaf mason jar candle holder; and Dec. 7 — a wine glass snowglobe. All materials will be provided.

Space is limited and registration is required.

Call 724-864-6850 or visit the library to register.

Travel baseball team to hold tryouts

Force Baseball's Youth Elite travel team for ages 9 to 14 will hold free tryouts for the 2018 season at 5 p.m. on Oct. 1.

They will be at the Edge Baseball Academy, 1900 Liberty St. in Mt. Pleasant.

Registration is required. For more details or to register, call 724-672-1328 or email

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