Westmoreland Events: Art events, spaghetti dinners, craft shows and more

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• The Greensburg Art Center will host a shopping event, “The Art of Giving,” Nov. 5 through Dec. 21 at the center, 230 Todd School Road, Hempfield. Handcrafted gifts available will include jewelry, paintings, ceramics, glass, textiles and ornaments. A free opening reception will be held from 2 to 4 pm on November 5. The center is open from 10am to 2pm from Tuesday to Saturday.

• The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Ligonier Valley will celebrate the work of local artists with the Arts Council of Southwestern Pennsylvania 27th Annual regional art show to be held Nov. 11 through Feb. 5 at the museum, Route 711, Ligonier Township. Hours are noon to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. A free opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on November 12. details: 724-238-6015.

Church news

• The Diocese of Greensburg will sponsor its first women’s conference, “Spirited,” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at Christ Our Shepherd Center, 2900 Seminary Drive, Unity. Registration will begin at 7 am. The event will include praise and worship, witness testimony, crafts, prizes and lunch. Bishop Larry Kulick will celebrate the Mass. The keynote speaker will be Carol Raza and there will be eight separate sessions. Price: $75. Bookings and details: dioceseofgreensburg.org/spirited.

• The Greensburg Church of the Brethren will host an evening of fun and fellowship for people and groups with developmental disabilities from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the church, 554 Stanton St. Dinner is included. Participants must be accompanied by a family member or caregiver. Donations will be accepted.


• The Lincoln Heights Civic Association will have bingo from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 and 17 at the center, 42 Millersdale Road, Jeannette. There will be 20 regular games and five quick games. Price: 25 cents for a three-card board; $1 for fast ones. The payout is 50/50. Free coffee.

• First United Church of Christ, Irwin, will have a fall flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 and 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 5 at the church, 400 Main St. Saturday there will be a $1 bag sale on shoes and clothing and all other items will be half off.

• A craft and vendor show to benefit Clairview School for Special Needs Students is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 5 at the school, 215 Donohoe Road, Hempfield. Entrance free. There will be a bake sale and basket raffle. Merchandise will include crafts made by the students. The funds raised will be used for the school’s outdoor educational complex.

• Blessings Mission Shop at Olive Branch Baptist Church, 296 Route 981, Rostraver, will sell gently used clothing and yard sale items from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 5 at the church. Use the back door entrance near the back parking lot. Proceeds will benefit Samaritans Purse to help Florida hurricane victims.

• Greensburg Church of the Brethren Student Hands Ministry will host a spaghetti dinner from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 5 at the church, 443 Stanton St., Greensburg. Menu: Spaghetti, salad, cake and drink, $9. Dinner on site or takeaway. Proceeds will be used to feed the hungry.

• St. James Parish, New Alexandria, will have a craft show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5 in the church social hall, 306 St. James Lane. There will be food. details: 724-668-2829 or stjamesnewalexandria.org.

• First Presbyterian Church of Murrysville, 3202 N. Hills Road, will sell seasonal items and have a vendor show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5 in Laird Hall at the church. Items will include gently used fall and Christmas decorations. details: [email protected]

• Collinsburg Volunteer Fire Company will sponsor a Fall into Cash bingo Nov. 5 at the firehouse, 514 Hickory Drive. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Cost: $40 per pack, includes eight cards, one early bird book and one specials book. Additional packages will be sold. There will be 20 regular games that pay $200, four $500 special games and a $10,000 jackpot game with 48 numbers. The kitchen will be open.

• New Hope Church will sponsor a craft and vendor show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Circleville Volunteer Fire Department social room, 129 Robbins Station Road, North Huntingdon. Entrance free. There will be lunch and pastries. A basket will be raffled off to benefit Gray Paws Sanctuary.

• The Jeannette American Legion will host bingo at 1 p.m. Nov. 6 at the post office, 109 S. Fifth St. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Cost: $25 per package, includes regular and special games. Full add-on packages and promotions available. The kitchen will be open and there will be a 50/50. Proceeds benefit American Legion activities. details: 724-523-6231.

• The Bovard Volunteer Fire Department will have a spaghetti dinner from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 6 at the social hall, 2 Washington St., Hempfield. Menu: spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and dessert. Cost: $10; small portion, $5. Dine in or take away. There will be a basket auction and 50/50 raffle.

• The United Church of Christ St. John, 1230 Brownstown Road, North Huntingdon, is taking orders to sell homemade pumpkin logs. Order deadline: November 6. Price: $10. Collection: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 12 at the church. Orders: Lillian, 724-493-8982.

• The Manor Lions Club will be collecting non-perishable food and cash donations from 7am to 8pm on Election Day, November 8 at the polling place in the Manor borough building to benefit the Manor Community Food Pantry. Donations can be placed in the marked boxes.

• An Election Day Luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 8 at First Church of God, 157 N. Second St., West Newton. Menu: Chicken Noodle Soups, Broccoli Cheese and Potatoes, Chili, Chicken Salad Sandwiches, BBQ Ham Sandwiches, Hotdogs with or without Kraut, Potato or Macaroni Salad, Pie or Cake. Possibility of delivery. details: 724-872-7467.

• Mon Valley Paws will sponsor a chicken and biscuit dinner with chef Rachel Beaman from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Italian Club, 112 Seventh St., Monessen. Menu: chicken, biscuit, mashed potatoes and dessert, $15. Advance tickets are required. Tickets: Randy, 724-493-8305 or at the Italian Club.

• The Herminie Center for Active Seniors will sponsor a turkey gift card bingo at 11 a.m. Nov. 16 at the center, 101 Sewickley Ave. behind. Admission: $10, includes one 20-game card. Additional packs will be sold for $5 and lunch will be served. Menu: Meatballs with burgundy glaze, roasted Brussels sprouts, bread stick, tangerines and milk. Lunch fee: over 60, $2; under 60, $3.97. Lunch reservations are required by 11am on October 9. Lunch Reservations: 724-446-3282.

• The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in the Ligonier Valley will offer a dot painting workshop from 1 to 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at the museum, Route 711, Ligonier Township. Cost: $25, includes materials and light refreshments. Reservations: 724-238-6015, [email protected] or sama-art.prg/event-list.


• The Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging will host its monthly Caregiver Support Group meeting from 1 to 3 p.m., Nov. 9, at the McKenna Center for Active Adults, 971 Old Salem Road, Hempfield. The guest speaker will be from Commodity Shoppers. details: Dennis Parker, 724-830-4484 or 800-442-8000.

• Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Union Presbyterian Church, 656 Route 380, Washington Township.


• The Braddock Trail Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Nov. 5 at the group building, 200 S. Church St., Mt. Pleasant. Lunch will be served at noon and the meeting will begin at 1 p.m


• The Bullskin Opry will feature local and regional bluegrass bands from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Bullskin Grange Hall, 938 Pleasant Valley Road. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Donations accepted to cover rental and insurance. Seating provided. There will be food and drinks. Beginner musicians welcome. details: Bill Springer, 724-455-3919.

A special event

• Winning entries from the Ligonier Valley Writers’ Flash Fiction Contest will be read aloud at 3 p.m. Nov. 6 at Crumpets Tea Shop, 201 E. Main St., Ligonier. Author Linda Ciletti will also give a short talk about mermaids and read an excerpt from her book Fairytale Waters. The event is free.

Veterans Day Events

• The Jeannette Community Band will present its 27th annual free Veterans Day concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Jeannette American Legion, 109 S. Fifth St. Representatives from the various branches of the services will participate. details: jcbweb.com.

• The Norwin Elks will host a free spaghetti dinner for veterans from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Elks Lodge, 135 Elks Lane, Manor. Parties of five or more should call the Elks for reservations at 724-863-3000. details: Don Rohac, 412-260-8064 or [email protected]

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