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The March 2017 Edition of Pennsylvania Bridges – “Helping Hearts” – is now available online & in print.
Smoke-Free for Life
Tuesday, March 7 at 6 PM – 7 PM
Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center, 240 Wellness Way, Washington
This class is FREE and open to the public! Learn to overcome barriers that have kept you from quitting in the past. Develop a customized “quit-plan” that will lead to success. Learn the art of positive self-talk and watch it work for you. Understand how to control your weight during and after the program. Practice sound techniques to manage stress. Develop strategies that will prevent relapse. Give and receive support in a positive and comfortable environment. 3 Ways to Register: Online at wrcameronwellness.org, In-person at the Wellness Center, or Contact Eric Schmalzried at 724.250.5249 or email@example.com
Free Produce to People Food Distribution – Fayette County
Thursday, March 9 at 10 AM
Fayette County Fair Fairgrounds, 132 Pechin Rd, Connellsville
The program provides supplemental food items to families each month that typically families receive about 60 pounds of food each month and includes items such as meat, when available, fresh vegetables and fruit, canned items, dairy,when available, and much more. Residents of Fayette County who receive the food are asked to bring a large box, wheeled cart or laundry basket to put their food in.
Beauty and the Beast After Dark
Friday, March 10 at 6 PM
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
At the heart of Beauty and the Beast is the powerful story of metamorphosis. Be our guest as we explore transformative natural phenomenons and real beasts in the natural world at a special 21+ event. Dress for a grand ball and sip on themed cocktails as you explore our castle-like museum by night.
$15 in advance; $20 at the door; $13.50 for members
GIRLS ROCK – Benefit and Art Exhibition
Friday, March 10 at 6 PM – 8:30 PM
Percolate : Art Space, Gallery, Creative Laboratory, 317 S Trenton Ave, Wilkinsburg
63 women from Pittsburgh and the surrounding area will be exhibiting their work to support Girls Rock Pittsburgh, an empowerment program for female youths of all definitions, abilities, & backgrounds.
Mommy & Me Cake Decorating
Saturday, March 11 at 10 AM
Dairy Queen (North Charleroi, PA)
Mommy & Me is a great way to spend a Saturday morning with your child. Limited space available. Cost is $25 per couple this includes your lesson, kids meal & cake. Call 724-489-9222 to reserve your space.
Community Division Class Sampler
Saturday, March 11 at 2 PM
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, 2900 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh
Ready to try a new avenue of fitness? Have the urge to start dancing but are not sure where to start? Here is your chance! Join us at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Studios on Saturday, March 11th for an afternoon of introductory dance and fitness classes from the PBT School Faculty. Warm up with a beginner level PBT Barre Fitness workout based on classical ballet and Pilates exercises, learn the traditional dance steps in Character, and finish with learning basic technique and combination work in Contemporary. No dance experience necessary as classes are geared towards beginner dancers. Ages 14 & up are welcome. $30 per participant; pre-registration is recommended. Register online or at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.
Wedding Resale- Pittsburgh
Sunday, March 12 at 1:30 PM
Pittsburgh Airport Marriott
A one day FANCYFLIP Wedding Resale event where any newlyweds can rent a booth to sell their used wedding items to future brides. It is like a flea market for wedding stuff!
MoonFlow Yoga with Lacey
Sunday, March 12 at 6:30 PM
Chaney’s Natural, 138 W Main St, Monongahela
MoonFlow yoga class releases negative energy and pent up stress with moon salutations. Moon salutations are designed to calm the mind and body and channel inner feminine energy. Bring your mat, some friends and $10
Hobbyist Mosaics at The Phoenix Arts Center
March 14-May 2 from 6-8 pm
Ages: High School/Adult
Uniontown High School Art Room
Cost is $75. Beginner Mosaics for Hobbyists is a class for those who are interested in learning how to create art by mortaring or gluing pieces of tesserae (material) onto another object, or substrate. Students will be introduced to the classic mosaic hammer and hardie in order to cut local materials. The class will cover how to mix mortar and epoxy, how to build a substate, and how to apply tesserae in flowing lines of andamento (movement).
Detoxing Your Home
Tuesday, March 14 at 7 PM
Wohar Chiropractic Health Center, 1295 Grand Blvd, Ste 100, Monessen
Learn how to replace chemicals in your home with easy to use natural cleaning products.
MF at 40: A Walk Through the Archives
Thursday, March 16 at 6 PM
Mattress Factory – Museum of Contemporary Art, 505 Jacksonia St. [parking lot], Pittsburgh
Muddy shorts. Bird nests. Artists’ sketches. Curator’s notes. Fragments of hard candy. Installation models. The Mattress Factory is a museum unlike any other, and our archives are one-of-a-kind as well. During this inaugural MF@40 event, visitors will have an opportunity to get a rare look at the Mattress Factory’s archives, which capture the museum’s evolution since its founding in 1977. Chronicling artwork, documentation and objects throughout its history, this is an event you won’t want to miss.
$15 tickets include two drinks, light appetizers, after-hours access to the museum’s galleries and guided tours of archival materials. MF Members enjoy FREE admission for this event! For the special discount code, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sound Series: Kid Koala: Nufonia Must Fall Live
Thursday, March 16 at 8 PM
Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh
Part film, part puppetry, part live music, and 100% award-winning storytelling, Nufonia Must Fall is a multidisciplinary performance piece created by internationally renowned Canadian DJ and musician Kid Koala and directed by KK Barrett (Being John Malkovich and Her). Koala and the dynamic Afiara Quartet provide live scoring on piano, strings and turntables. Critics have tagged it as “modern primitive multimedia” because it mixes live puppet theater, video, a live string quartet, and a nest of electric instruments to tell the story of a tone-deaf and completely unemployable robot who falls in love with its human creator, a brilliant but unwitting scientist. Get ready for romancing the Anthropocene.
The Wiseguy Kitchen Comedy Show & Dinner
Friday, March 17 at 6:30 PM
Bella Sera, 414 Morganza Rd, Canonsburg
Join former mob boss turned reality star Big Vinny, aka The Wiseguy Chef and his crew, as they try to go legit. The Wiseguy Chef tries to teach his patrons how to prepare delicious Italian American cuisine. Our own Chef Giuseppe will prepare a delicious buffet for you to enjoy prior to the laughs beginning. Cost is $65.
Still, Birth. A Staged Reading of a New Play
Friday, March 17 at 8 PM
Carnegie Stage -off the WALL, 25 W Main St, Carnegie
You are invited to participate in a developmental reading and talk-back for a new play by Campany and Parrish. Pregnancy and infant loss often occurs in silence, causing a moratorium on grief that can have tremendous impact upon the health of the mother, as well as the rest of the family. This grief can transform into various physical and mental health issues. Still, Birth seeks to speak of this loss aloud in the hopes of supporting those who suffer in silence.
Seating is limted. Please use CODE: still101 – to make your FREE reservation. You may also choose to pay the $10 donation to support Off The Wall Theatre/Carnegie Stage for allowing us to use the space.
Beyond Bodyslams! – Pittsburgh, PA
Saturday, March 18 at 7:05 PM
Steel City Improv Theater, 5950 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh
Gary Michael Cappetta revives his acclaimed stage show, BEYOND BODYSLAMS! giving you an inside and personal look at his most controversial and outragious experiences from his acclaimed book, BODYSLAMS!. Through his no nonsense, artful story telling ability and never before seen video, GMC will relive his days with the WWF, NWA, AWA, WCW and ROH. $20 – General Admission. $40 – Meet & Greet – Includes Early Entry Gen Adm / Free Book / Free 8×10 Tour Photo / Post Show Photos & Autographs
Day of show tickets are $27 & $45.
Saturday, March 18 at 7:30 PM
Katz Performing Arts Center, 5738 Darlington Rd, Pittsburgh
Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 3 celebrates the hero within each of us while Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man honors the unsung heroes of World War II. Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings is one of the most evocative pieces of American music, long associated with moments of intense emotional grief. We conclude our journey through the country’s heritage of heroism and remembrance with Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait featuring narration by the magnificent Demareus Cooper.
Exhibit Tour: #Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience
Sunday, March 19 at 1 PM
Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh
Transport yourself back in time during an in-depth tour of #Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience with History Center docents. See what makes Pittsburgh unique through the History Center’s extensive collection of photographs. Experience life through the lens of Pittsburghers with the upcoming exhibition, #Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience. From the darkroom to the digital era, #Pixburgh provides visitors with a compelling glimpse into how Pittsburghers chronicle their city and their own lives in a format that’s more popular than ever.
This exhibit tour is included with regular museum admission and is free for History Center members.
Empty Bowls Dinner 2017
Sunday, March 19 at 1:30 PM – 6 PM
Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 5th Ave, Pittsburgh
The annual Empty Bowls dinner serves up a meaningful meal of soup and bread as a reminder that too many people throughout our region are facing hunger. This year’s event benefiting Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest will feature artisan pottery for guests to take home, soups from restaurants across the City of Pittsburgh, children’s activities, an auction featuring local artwork and a host of celebrity soup servers.
This year’s seating sessions are: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. & 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Tickets are $20 when purchased in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets for children are $10.
Sunday, March 19 at 4 PM
Brownsville Do It Best Hardware, 6027 National Pike, Grindstone
A fun filled event with everything for the Ladies: Crafts, Craft Ideas, Bag Sale, Scavenger Hunt, Prize Drawings, Product Demonstrations & more
FUSE: Tchaikovsky + Drake
Wednesday, March 22 at 6:30 PM
Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, 600 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh
This concert features Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 with a dozen Drake songs weaved throughout the work, including “We’re Going Home” and “Hotline Bling.”
** Please note that this concert features the music of Drake; he will not be performing at this event.**
Each FUSE@PSO experience begins at 5 p.m. with a happy hour, featuring a variety of happy hour-priced drinks, activities and sponsors. The concert follows at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Series season packages are available as well. Tickets are general admission and there is no intermission. Drinks are allowed in the concert hall at these performances.
Anna Karenina – Vakhtangov Theatre
Thursday, March 23 at 7 PM
SouthSide Works Cinema, 425 Cinema Dr, Pittsburgh
This Vakhtangov Theatre production of Anna Karenina is a modern dance interpretation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel, originally published in serial installments from 1875 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Telling the life story of the titular Anna, a St. Petersburg aristocrat, against the back of late 19th century Russian society, Tolstoy’s novel is widely considered a pinnacle in realist fiction.Cholina strives to find the equivalent of Tolstoy’s words in harmony and movement, as every gesture holds as much meaning as a word.
Tickets are $15 for adults. $12.50 for children and seniors. Save $2 off admission w a ticket stub from New Hazlett Theater or PICT Classic Theatre
Material Worlds Fashion Show
Friday, March 24 at 7 PM
Ace Hotel Pittsburgh, 120 S Whitfield St, Pittsburgh
High fashion meets high tech at Material Worlds, a one-night-only event presented by Carnegie Museum of Art at Pittsburgh’s Ace Hotel.
Inspired by the CMOA exhibition “Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion” (February 4–May 1, 2017), local artists will showcase wearable works of art featuring innovative technology, unique processes, and unconventional materials. Mingle with other Pittsburgh professionals and creatives during a thrilling runway show. General: $40 ($35 Carnegie Museums members), includes drink ticket. VIP: $100 ($90 Carnegie Museums members), includes guaranteed runway seating and access to VIP open bar lounge
Attire: Creative Formal
Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet & Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival
March 24 – March 26
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh
Marketplace, Classes, Special Events and more.
Farm to Table Local Food Conference
March 24 – March 25
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh
We’re getting back to our roots! We’re excited to be able to bring a cultural perspective to our conference this year. The theme is: Growing Roots for Healthy Communities and it’s all about celebrating the diversity of farming and traditional cooking methods that make eating local fun, educational and enriching.
The conference provides consumers with two days of networking and educational opportunities. Seasonal cooking demonstrations, gardening, and information about the nutritional value of local food are presented by local experts.
Meet with other Locavores to discuss ideas about where their food comes from and where to find businesses and organizations who can provide them with healthy food and healthy lifestyle choices. Event held 10 a.m.-5p.m. both days; additional events before and after each day.
Pittsburgh Humanities Festival
Mar 24 at 8 PM to Mar 26 at 9 PM
Cultural District, Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh Humanities Festival, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the Humanities Center of Carnegie Mellon University, is a three-day gathering of internationally-renowned academics, artists, and intellectual innovators in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. The Festival will offer intimate conversations, interviews, and performances focused on art, literature, music, science, policy, politics, and more—all helping us to explore what it means to be human. It’s smart talk about stuff that matters.
The Writers of the Onion – Friday, March 24
Bassem Youssef – Saturday, March 25
A Conversation with Kathleen Neal Cleaver and Denise Oliver-Velez – Sunday, March 26
+ 24 Concurrent Sessions (Interviews & Conversations)
FMI: Explore the full lineup and get tickets at www.TrustArts.org/SmartTalk
Spring 2017 Mindfulness Fair
Saturday, March 25 at 10 AM
123 University Place, Pittsburgh
The Fair will showcase resources and activities available to both the campus community and the Pittsburgh region, and will feature a variety of talks, yoga, and Tai Chi demonstrations, information tables, and family activities. Lunch/refreshments provided and admission is free.
Pittsburgh Fairytale Ball
Sunday, March 26 at 10 AM
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh
Our princesses can’t wait to sing, dance, and play with your little ones! There will be a Royal Entrance, Stories, Songs, Free Portrait Station, Candy Buffet, Tiara Decorating Station, Group Games, Dancing and More. Pose with The Snow Sisters. Create a Crown with Rapunzel. Enjoy candy with The Little Mermaid. Read Stories with Belle. Have an enchanted evening with all your favorite fairytale friends.
Saturday, March 25 at 11 AM
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N Main St, Greensburg
Surprises and fun for the whole family! Enjoy free admission, art projects, scavenger hunts, special discounts and more.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Saturday, March 25 at 11:45 PM
The Hollywood Theater in Dormont, 1449 Potomac Ave, Pittsburgh
Hosted by The Junior Chamber of Commerce Players. Come do the time warp with them!
Steel City Slam
Tuesday, March 28 at 7:45 PM
6001 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh
Cash prize slam! $25 for 1st, $10 Gift Certificate to Capri Pizzeria for 2nd, Hearty applause for 3rd. All you need to compete are three, 3-min poems. Not interested in competing? You can also come read on the open mic, judge the slam, or just watch the poetry.
Signup at 7:45, show starts at 8:15. $5, All Ages Venue, All Ages (including Adult) Content. Slam list caps at 8 poets, open mic at 6. Are you a youth poet? Come before the show. Our sister group Young Steel has a youth focused workshop from 6-7:30 before the slam every week.
Saturday, April 1 at 10 AM – 12 PM
The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St, Pittsburgh
Families work with The Warhol’s artist educators to create silkscreen prints during this drop-in silkscreen printing activity for children ages 1 to 4 years old. Free with museum admission
Mad Hatter Tea Party
Saturday, April 1 at 2 PM
The Somerset Historical Center, 10649 Somerset Pike, Somerset
This program is open to the public and current LHOAF members. The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party is an introduction to a series of literature-inspired foods and cooking techniques. Attendees will learn about traditional Victorian afternoon teas. There will be tea, cakes and sandwiches for the enjoyment of participants as well as a demonstration on how to make a Battenburg/Domino Cake using a recipe from the 1800s. All those attending will leave with copies of the original Victorian recipes used to make the sweets and savories present at the program. The fee is $10 per adult for LHOAF and museum members, $15 for non-members and $5 for all children between 11-18 years of age. Advance registration required by calling the Somerset Historical Center. Please RSVP by Saturday, March 25.
Super Science Saturday: Egg-cellent Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15 at 12 PM – 4 PM
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh
Join us for our annual Egg-cellent Egg Hunt! Follow clues that lead to treats, and meet live springtime animals! This event is designed for children 3–10 years old. Scavenger hunt maps and prizes are available to the first 500 children. Free with museum admission!
Super Science Saturdays is a free program at Carnegie Museum of Natural History that allows visitors of all ages to explore a special theme through hands-on activities, experiments, demonstrations, discussions with museum experts, and more.
Thursday, April 20 at 8 PM – 11 PM
Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead, 510 E 10th Ave, Munhall
Animaniacs Live features songs from the original WB show performed live!
Starring composer Randy Rogel, and voice actor of the original Animaniacs cast Rob Paulsen – Voice Actor
Westmoreland College held a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate its new Instructional Design Lab which provides college faculty with the tools to create content engaging course content.
The lab is equipped with six smart podium computers that provide the tools for faculty to imbed video, PowerPoint presentations and other digital content into their online courses delivered in a web conferencing format. These online classes are delivered synchronously allowing instructors and students to interact in real time. Students can access the courses via any mobile device, including smartphones, tablets or computers.
“It’s the closest you can get to being in class without being in an actual classroom, “said Associate Professor John Shelapinsky who teaches Paralegal classes online.
This fall, 47% of Westmoreland students are taking at least one online class and their grade point averages are slightly higher than those enrolled solely in on-ground courses.
“One of our goals is to grow online programs and services to engage students where they are and that’s online, said Westmoreland President Tuesday Stanley. “The Instructional Design Lab will help us to do that.”
Funding for the creation of the Instructional Design Lab was provided by a gift from an anonymous donor.
“We are very grateful to the donor for the gift that enabled us to equip the lab and hire an instructional designer who assists faculty in transitioning their on-ground courses to an online format and developing engaging digital content,” said Stanley.
Funds from a $2.25 million Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant received from the U.S. Department of Education will allow the college to expand the Instructional Design Lab with additional equipment and professional development.
“The lab is the college’s first step in achieving its long-term goal of creating a Learning Commons as part of the Founders Hall renovation project, currently in the planning stage,” said Stanley.
Once completed, the instructional design lab will move to the Learning Commons which will also contain spaces for tutoring and academic support, mentoring and counseling services, career services and an IT help desk.
Westmoreland offers 11 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs that are available 100 percent online. Among those offerings is the Associate of Arts degree, which is transferrable to bachelor’s degree programs at four-year universities. Other programs available completely online are some of Westmoreland’s most popular majors such as business, accounting, criminal justice and psychology.
This fall, Westmoreland was ranked first in Pennsylvania for 2016 online colleges by OnlineColleges.com.
Photo: Delivering remarks at the dedication ceremony were Stanley; Tara Zirkel, dean, Distance Education and Education Centers; Dick Dickert, chairman, Westmoreland board of trustees; Philip McCalister, president, Educational Foundation board; Annette Boyer, director, Distance Education and Learning Resources; John Shelapinsky, associate professor of Paralegal, Business and Real Estate; Ted Kopas, Westmoreland County commissioner; and Chad Amond, president, Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce.
California Borough families will have the opportunity to partake in a free holiday celebration on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at California University of Pennsylvania’s Natali Student Center from 4-5:30 p.m.
Activities Will Include:
A large inflatable snowman chair for fun photo opportunities
Photobooth Fun – Snap some holiday-themed selfies in the home-made photo booth!
Cal U’s Theater Department will perform a portion of their upcoming musical, “The Happy Elf,” at 4:15 p.m.
Holiday Cookie Decorating
Balloon animals and face painting will be available
A family-friendly holiday movie will continuously be shown in the Vulcan Theater
A card-decorating station will be set-up to decorate cards to send to soldiers and hospitals
Santa will arrive at 4:30 p.m.
Don’t forget your list, and remember to smile for your printed photo with Santa for your decorated frame
Blaze and the DQ ice cream cone will be in attendance
PARKING WILL BE FREE. The best place to park will be behind the Student Union (coming down Hickory Street)
The Bookstore will be running a 20% discount. Plan to have dinner after the event in the Gold Rush, too.
Please invite your friends & spread the word! We hope to see you there!
Event Sponsored by California Borough Recreation Authority and California University of Pennsylvania
The Brownsville, Pennsylvania area is living in hard times because of diminished industry, diminishing population, and diminished incomes. What follows is an increasing number of decaying homes, with residents wishing for help and hope.
And there is hope. Through the auspices of Reach Mission Trips of Colorado, working in conjunction with Reach Workcamps of St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Uniontown, approximately 350-400 work campers will take up residence at Brownsville Area High School to serve 70 of Brownsville’s homeowners whose homes are in need of vital improvements.
Reach Mission Trips sponsors 6-8 work camps each year, involving church youth group students from 6th grade through high school and adults.
Judith Taylor, coordinator of Reach Workcamps of St. Peter’s Anglican Church, says of the program “It’s almost a rite of passage at church for kids to go to Reach. It’s a way to learn to serve,” which fulfills Reach’s goal of developing youth into “transformed servants of Jesus,” according to their web site.
Homeowners in need are pleased to discover there is no cost to them for the student teams who work to make their home “warmer, safer, and dryer” – the main goals of the home improvements according to Taylor.
“What’s the catch?” homeowners wonder, but there is no catch, as Taylor explains “funds come from youth group fundraisers. Each student usually pays $400 – $425 (to participate). This money funds the needed materials. These kids do fundraisers to raise money to pay for the privilege of sleeping on a classroom floor all week, eating cafeteria food. It’s character building.” Workdays of six hours for junior high, and seven hours for seniors, adds to the week long character building process.
Taylor, an 18 year volunteer, has taken generations of kids to Reach, which helps them learn skills in working with tools, roofing, and painting, while learning work ethics such as getting up for work at 6:30 a.m. every day during the week.
Taylor’s own family is a multi-general participant in Reach, with her daughter, Maggie Taylor, and granddaughter, Bailey Burkett helping out during camps. It’s not unusual for this program to bring in new generations, as Taylor said “A lot of students have come back as adults to continue work. Reach needs staff and now this is their college summer job.”
To qualify for help through Reach, the home must be owned by the resident, have financial need, and be within half hour travel distance from Brownsville Area High School.
In December, a Reach representative will visit homeowners who have completed applications.
All of the work done is overseen by a “troubleshooter” who had been a contractor in the past. All adults are screened including a background check and a letter from their own church’s pastor, Taylor said.
Homeowners benefit in a tangible way from the efforts of Reach work campers, not only in their everyday lives, but in the creation of a positive perception of modern youth. Taylor relates a project in southern West Virginia, where a homeowner “had stairs and handicap ramp so rotted she couldn’t safely leave the house. After being able to go down the steps and view her new porch on the house, she said ‘My porch looks like it belongs on the front of Southern Living Magazine!’”
Homeowners are pleased with the hard work and good attitudes of the campers, and have said “I didn’t think there were any good kids left in the world,” Taylor recounts, adding “the kids lead prayers at lunch time. It changes peoples’ perceptions of youth. I think that’s worthwhile because of too much negativity for young people.”
Taylor invites local community members and churches to participate with donations of bottled water, ice for lunch coolers, donations in kind, or financial donations. Local church youth who wish to participate will not commute, but will stay with other work campers at the high school, as Taylor said, because it provides church youth with a complete work camper experience.
Taylor is available to visit churches and youth groups to explain the camp, and also said “It’s not too early to be looking for homes which need help.”
For questions, information, work the group can do, or offers to help via food, donations, and more, contact Judith Taylor at email@example.com, or call 724-812-1597.
Story by Keren Lee Dreyer for Pennsylvania Bridges
On Sun., Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. the Uniontown Chorale will present a Christmas program at St. Cecilia’s Church (1571 Grindstone Road, Grindstone).
The Allison Nazarene Church (416 Vernon St., Allison) will host Grace on the Hill on Sun., Dec. 4. The evening of prayer time and Bible Study also includes a free light meal & begins at 5:13 p.m. and lasts until 8 p.m. The public is invited.
Monday, Dec. 5 – Bible Released Time for middle school students at South Brownsville United Methodist Church (412 Second St., Brownsville) at 9 a.m. Volunteers needed, 724-785-3080.
Thurs., Dec. 8 – Produce to People at the Fayette County Fairgrounds (Fiddler’s Building). Volunteers needed starting at 8:30 a.m. Food distribution begins at 10 a.m.
On Sun., Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. the Bentworth Ministerial Community Choir will present a Christmas program at St. Peter’s (300 Shaffner Ave., Brownsville).
Monday, Dec. 12 – Bible Released Time for middle school students at South Brownsville United Methodist Church (412 Second St., Brownsville) at 9:00 a.m. Volunteers, call 724-785-3080.
The BAMA meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 13, will be at 9:15 a.m. at the Calvin United Presbyterian Church (307 Spring St., Brownsville).
Thursday, Dec. 15 – Bible Released Time for elementary students begins at 9:15 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church (307 High St., Brownsville). Volunteers needed, 724-785-3080.
Mon., Dec. 19 – Bible Released Time for middle school students at South Brownsville United Methodist Church (412 Second St., Brownsville) at 9 a.m. Volunteers needed, 724-785-3080.
Rock “N’ Remember Live! is back by popular demand! Spotlight Productions is bringing iconic 60’s groups to the Benedum Center (237 7th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222) on March 4 at 7:30 p.m. for one night only.
Spotlight Productions has assembled a power packet 60’s show that features legendary groups, Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, Gary Puckett and The Union Gap, Dennis Tufano, original voice of the Buckinghams, and Terry Sylvester of The Hollies.
“This year’s Rock ‘N’ Remember Live! show consists of all original lead singers of the 60’s, who topped the charts with over 30 top 20 hits,” shared Charlie Pappas of Spotlight Productions. “It has been years since all of these headliners have played in Pittsburgh and audiences are essentially getting four great shows in one!”
Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone: Peter (Herman) Noone, born in Manchester, England has been delighting audiences all of his life. At the age of 15, Peter achieved international fame as lead singer of the legendary 60’s pop group, Herman’s Hermits. His classic hits include: I’m Into Something Good, Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter, I’m Henry the VIII I Am, Silhouettes, Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat, Just A Little Bit Better, Kind of a Hush, A Must to Avoid, Listen People, The End of the World and Dandy. Accompanied by his band, Herman’s Hermits’ Peter Noone consistently plays to sold-out venue’s the world over.
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap: Gary Puckett and the Union Gap was one of the most successful musical groups of the 60’s. Gary’s distinct signature voice garnered six consecutive gold records and top ten billboard hits with titles, Young Girl, Woman Woman, Lady Will Power, This Girl’s A Woman Now, Keep the Customer Satisfied and Don’t Give Into Him. Gary and the Union Gap have performed on more than thirty television shows and prime time specials as well as a command performance for the President and Prince Charles at the White House. Gary was raised in Yakima, Washington near the City of Union Gap and now resides in Clearwater FL.
Dennis Tufano, Voice of The Buckinghams: Dennis Tufano, a native of Chicago is the original voice of the 60’s pop group, The Buckinghams. With the voice of Dennis, The Buckinghams went on to score five major hits which include Kind of a Drag, Don’t You Care, Hey Baby They’re Playing Our Song, Mercy Mercy Mercy and Susan. Dennis who now lives in Los Angeles continues to tour and astound audiences around the country with that unmistakable voice of his.
Terry Sylvester of The Hollies: Terry Sylvester started his musical career at the famous “Cavern Club” in Liverpool, England in the early 60’s with his first group “The Escorts” and appeared at the Cavern Club with the Beatles on many occasions. In 1965, Terry joined the Swinging Blue Jeans. Terry got his big break in December 1968 when he was asked to replace Graham Nash of the Hollies. The Hollies scored a string of top 20 hits including Bus Stop, Stop Stop Stop, On a Carousel, Carrie Anne, He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother, Long Cool Woman and The Air I Breath. In 2010 Terry was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is only the 5th Liverpool born to enter the hall. The other four are the Beatles. Terry is still touring, mainly in North America.
Tickets (starting at $39.00) go on sale today, Wednesday, November 2, and may be purchased at the Theatre Square Box Office (655 Penn Avenue, Downtown) by calling 412-456-6666 or online at TrustArts.org.