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Ohiopyle Bluegrass at community center

| Friday, Feb. 2, 2007

There will be Ohiopyle Bluegrass at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Ohiopyle Community Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. Seating will be provided; no alcohol or drugs please. Admission is only a donation. Food and drink will be for sale, including homemade pies. Local and regional bands perform 30-minute sets on stage, and rooms are available for offstage jamming. Take a chance at the 50/50 drawing. Bring a friend and enjoy the great music. The Ohiopyle Community Center is located on Main Street in Ohiopyle Borough on Route 381, between Farmington and Normalville, across the road from the waterfalls. To schedule your band or for more information, call Bill Springer at 724-455-3919.

A pancake and sausage breakfast will be held from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Connellsville Church of God, the corner of Breakneck Avenue and Falcon Drive. Cost will be adults $5, seniors $2.50 and for children (ages 2 to 12) $2.50. Children younger than 2 eat for free. The breakfast is sponsored by the Connellsville Area High School Mighty Falcon Marching Band.

VFW Post 12019 Ladies Auxiliary's regular meeting will be held 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at Show's Country Restaurant in Mill Run. District President Lazetta Sidwell will be visiting. All members are encouraged to attend.

Bring your sweetheart to a Valentine's Day banquet at the Melcroft Assembly of God Church in Melcroft. You have two days to choose: Feb. 16 or 17. Seating times are 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. each day. For a donation of $13, your dinner will include: soup, salad, beef or chicken breast, potato, vegetable, rolls, dessert and a beverage. Baby-sitting will be available. Call the church for reservations at 724-455-2506. The banquet will benefit the youth group.

There will be a Bluegrass Gospel Benefit Concert from 7 to 9 p.m. March 10 at the Indian Head Church of God located on routes 711 and 381, between Donegal and Normalville. The concert will feature The Savage Family and The Springtime Hill Barn Band. Proceeds will go to the Indian Creek Valley Food Bank. The event is open to the public. There is no admission charge. Donations will be accepted for the food bank. For more information, call Greg Grimm at 724-455-2452.

Students in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to attend the King's Kids Club, formerly the Good News Club, at the Indian Creek Baptist Church in Mill Run from 4 to 5:30 p.m. each Friday now through Feb. 23. Parents will need to pick up children at 5:30 p.m. Students at Springfield Elementary School need a note from their parents giving the school permission for their child to ride Bus 547 or 548 to church after school. If there is no school or an early dismissal, there will be no King's Kids Club. If you have any questions or need more information, call Kathy Davis at 724-455-2608.

Every Wednesday the Bullskin Senior Citizens will host bingo at the center along Route 982 in Bullskin Township. The earlybird begins at 12:45 p.m., and the regular games start at 1 p.m. Admission is $3 and includes the magic number. Each regular game and extra $1 pays $15. The new bingo features five special games, three quickies, one winner-take-all, a jackpot game and a latebird. Must have 45 paid admissions. The kitchen opens at 10 a.m. There are smoking and nonsmoking sections. For more information, call 724-887-0655. Everyone is welcome.

Last week's trivia question was: What woodburner is named after a bear• Mary Ritenour, Jess Wiltrout, Dink Critchfield, Judy Kinneer, Janet and Ron Solomon all called or e-mailed to answer. The answer I was thinking of was Kodiak.

This week's question is: What is another name for a groundhog• If you know the answer or have a trivia question you'd like to ask, give me a call or send an e-mail. If you leave a message, please spell your name so I can get it right.

Happy birthday greetings to Jackie Knupp, who celebrates her birthday today.

Happy Groundhog Day today!

If you have news, give me a call by 6 p.m. Tuesday at 724-455-7746 or e-mail me at pamela@realcountrylife.com.

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