This is from Maggie Takrony, Communications Coordinator, Holy Family Parish, Latrobe:
“On Wednesdays during Lent, we will be offering free meals at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1200 Ligonier Street, starting at 5 p.m. 150 meals will be served.”
March 9 menu: Ziti with meatballs, salad, Italian bread and dessert.
March 16: Ham, gratin dauphinois, corn, salad and dessert.
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Christine Weller, Health and Wellness Coordinator at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Latrobe, has just announced that Trinity is “delighted to bring a new exercise class to town”.
Khrystal Ferri, Certified LaBlast Instructor and Dance Instructor at TDI Dance Studio, will host an exercise class every Tuesday at 6 p.m. starting March 15.
Men, women and children are welcome. Donations will be accepted, but are not required.
Call the church office at 724-537-4450 for details.
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The Latrobe Art Center will host a “Peekaboo Bunny” Easter celebration from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 2.
Children aged 3 to 12 will paint a “peekaboo bunny” and participate in an Easter egg hunt.
The cost is $25 per child. Prior registration is required; call 819 Ligonier St. center at 724-537-7011 or visit www.latrobeartcenter.org.
According to the art center’s email newsletter, “registered attendees must be paid in full to guarantee a spot at the event.”
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During Lent, a Bible study group will meet at 7 p.m. each Wednesday at the Hebron Evangelical Lutheran Church, 125 N. Liberty St., Blairsville. Susan O’Shaughnessy will lead a study entitled “The World According to Mister Rogers”.
The dates and topics are as follows:
March 9: “Onward by Joanne Rogers – Jesus living as human as the rest of us.”
March 16: “The Courage to Be Yourself—Jesus Being the Son of God.
March 23: “Understand Love—1 Corinthians 13—Love Is…”
March 30: “The Challenges of Inner Discipline—Jesus Teaches Discipline.
April 6: “Important things to remember”.
All are invited to participate. If you are interested in attending, call the church office at 724-459-8920 or register at the church.
The Brown Bag Lunch Bible Study led by Rev. John Smaligo, Host Pastor, will not meet during Lent. This study group will resume on April 20.
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Return to town:
The annual St. John the Evangelist Rosary Altar Christian Mothers Fried Fish is back. The new hours this year are from noon to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Possibility to eat in or take away. The dates are every Friday during Lent except Good Friday April 15.
Dinner is $11 for a choice of baked or fried fish with homemade haluski, pierogies, coleslaw, and cake.
The fish sandwich is $8; side dishes available à la carte are haluski, pierogies and coleslaw.
Takeout orders can be placed on Fridays at 724-537-2251.
Local delivery available for orders of a minimum of $25, according to Dave Thomas of the Publicity Committee.
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The soup is on:
St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4329 Route 982 in Youngstown, is accepting orders for its soup sale scheduled for Saturday, March 19, from 11 a.m. while supplies last. It will be “takeout only”.
The price is $8 a pint with “a limit of six pints per order.” There are 10 homemade soups to choose from: Broccoli Cheese, Cheese Potatoes, Chicken Noodles, Chili, Ham Pot Pie, Minestrone, Stuffed Peppers, Veggie Beef, Vegetarian Barley, and Wedding.
Questions? Contact Gail Brant at 724-244-4289.
My thanks to St. James spokesperson Jan Poole for adding this postscript, “Louise, congratulations on your 55th birthday with the Newsletter. You are certainly a valuable and dedicated employee, and we appreciate all you do for the community! »
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Another brightener of the day, this one from former colleague Ina Mae Smithley of Ligonier: “If your birthday was publicized, I missed it. But congratulations to you. It was great knowing you when I was a writer for the Newsletter many years ago. I very much appreciate your attention to detail when submitting articles for publication from organizations I represent.
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Adams Memorial Library Adult Programs Coordinator Ellie Oldfield announced these three programs this week:
• “Mocktails: The Art of Alcohol-Free Mixology” with Vanessa Young, 6 p.m. Monday, March 14, at Adams Memorial Library / Zoom.
Link to register: https://forms.gle/DtGLXNpBGknoDeuj7
Ellie said, “St. Saint Patrick’s Day is coming! Join Vanessa Young to learn how to make tasty and sophisticated soft drinks that are perfect for your holiday events! Discover the art of making edible drinks, syrups, infusions and garnishes in this virtual program.
• “Laugh RX” with Craig Harris, 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at Adams Memorial Library/Zoom.
Link to register: https://forms.gle/L8Z3kjnVWufmnYpTA
Ellie added: ‘The perfect antidote to these unprecedented times. Combining archival film/audio and narration, this thrilling program traces the musical from Jack Benny and the Marx Brothers to the Smothers Brothers, Weird Al Yankovic and beyond. This is a free program but requires registration.
• “Funny Bones” with Dan Kamin, 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at Adams Memorial Library / in person
Link to register: https://forms.gle/b3rR8Dgi4mcnf6as6
Or call the library at 1112 Ligonier Street at 724-539-1972 to register.
Ellie explained: “In ‘Funny Bones’, Dan peels back the layers of a Chaplin comedy classic, ‘The Pawnshop’, to reveal the secrets that keep it fresh, funny and surprisingly relevant a hundred years later. You’ll learn all about Chaplin’s remarkable body language and brilliant visual comedy, and you’ll also see Dan’s brilliant sleight of hand and visual comedy. This program will not only change the way you see Chaplin’s world, it will also change the way you see yours. This is a free program but requires registration.
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LCAA volunteer Barbara Davis writes:
The Latrobe Center for Active Adults, 15 Avenue C, is hosting a benefit bingo on Saturday, March 26. Doors open at noon and lunch is served at that time. The cost is $20 for an admission package and includes lunch. Bingo starts at 1 p.m. Additional packages are available for $5. There will also be odds on baskets, a 50/50 draw, specials and door prizes.
Barbara added: “Reservations are not required, but there is a sign-up sheet and it is recommended. So please stop by or call Colleen (724-539-0237) and add your name to the list. Don’t forget that lunch is included.
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Nerian Taylor of St. Bartholomew Parish reports:
Sunday March 6 begins spring/summer bingo hours at Marian Hall, Crabtree. Doors open at 5 p.m. and early birds start at 6 p.m.
Admission is $15. Additional packs will be available increasing the jackpot up to $2,000.
Visit www.stbartholomewcrabtree.org or call 724-834-0709 for further details.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Area, 106 N. Main St., Greensburg, invites the public to join them for their May 20 golf for the kids at Greensburg Country Club.
According to the flyer, players have a choice of shotgun start time — 8:30 a.m. or 2:15 p.m. — for 18 holes of golf on a premier course.
Included are bag drop service, access to the driving range and locker rooms as well as skill prizes, an exclusive “Take Your Best Shot” table, raffles, hole-in-one prize and more .
There will be food and drink on the course and a catered meal.
Questions? Contact Gabby at 724-837-6198 or Gabby@BBBSLR.org
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Robin Matty, director, announced that the West Newton Public Library, 124 N. Water St., “just received a large donation of current magazines. One of our customers buys more than 10 magazines at the grocery store once a week. She then brings them to our library. They’re completely free, and we’ve located them in our book sale room, fill a bag for the ongoing $5 book sale.
Library hours (724-633-0798): Monday and Thursday from noon to 5 p.m.; Wednesday noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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This is from Paul A. Kurzdorfer III, director of the West Newton Center for Active Adults:
“Just a quick update to let you know that the March Spring Cash Bash Party entertainment (the G-Boyz) on March 18 as well as the March lunch and show featuring the Pittsburgh Belairs on March 29 are both sold out. ! We have five tickets left for March Dine & Dance on March 14 with Mikey Dee. Anyone interested in Dine & Dance should call (724-872-4976) ASAP; it will soon be exhausted. For those who missed the G-Boyz and Pittsburgh Belairs, stay tuned; more artists will return in April!
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The second annual Bob Zahurak Memorial Painting event to benefit the United Way of the Laurel Highlands will be held next Friday, March 11 at United Steelworkers Local Hall 2632 in Tire Hill, Somerset County.
Zahurak was a longtime United Way supporter and union member who worked at North American Hoganas in Hollsopple. He died in 2020 from COVID-19. The painting party is a way for his wife, Billie Zahurak, to carry on her legacy of giving back to the community. Last year’s event raised over $3,000 for Centraide.
Anyone interested in participating or providing a basket for the raffles should contact Billie by email at BillieGirl20@hotmail.com or by text at 814-241-3028.
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My thanks to my cousin Sherrie Dunlap Gallagher and her husband Sean Gallagher of Valencia for the touching note of congratulations on my 55th birthday in the Latrobe Newsletter writing.
Very thoughtful, guys.
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