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2009

WASHINGTON Official Visitors Guide

County, PA

Heritage

History& Bets, Bats & Beyond Outdoor Fun & Festivals Arts & Education Eating, Sleeping & Shopping

Plus + Community Resources + Destination Maps + Calendar of Events

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Discover the many faces of

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• Golf Courses • Parks & Recreation • Festivals

24 ARTS & EDUCATION • Creative Arts • Visual Arts

• Performing Arts • Education

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• Antiques • Farmers’ Markets • Malls & Outlets • Merchant Associations • Specialty Shops

44 COMMUNITY RESOURCES

• Chambers of Commerce • Organizations & Services • Medical Care • Transportation • Municipal Associations • Visitor Information

48 DESTINATION MAPS 50 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 59 INDEX

The Washington County Tourism Promotion Agency (WCTPA) does not warrant or guarantee the quality of the accommodations, events, restaurants and other facilities listed in this guide. All locations on maps are approximations only. Dates and events are subject to change without notice. Admission may be charged, and rates are subject to change. The WCTPA accepts no responsibility for any changes that might occur. This Visitors Guide and Calendar of Events are brought to you by the members of the WCTPA through their support and advertising in this publication. J.R. Shaw Executive Director, Washington County Tourism Promotion Agency

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©2009 Washington County Tourism Promotion Agency. All Rights Reserved. This publication may not be reproduced in whole or part in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system known or hereafter invented, without written permission from WCTPA. Special thanks to the Washington Observer Reporter for allowing access to its photo archives.

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National Road Traveling the 600-plus-mile highway (Pennsylvania boasts 90 of those miles) that is the National Road is like taking a trip down memory lane – literally.

history

noun 1. the study of past events. 2. the past considered as a whole. 3. a continuous record of past events or trends.

heritage

noun 1. valued things such as historic buildings that have been passed down from previous generations. 2. relating to things of historic or cultural value that are worthy of preservation. Text-book definitions are one thing; first-hand experiences are quite another. Washington County offers the best of both worlds.

The first thoroughfare built entirely with Federal funds, Route 40 (as it is known in some parts) began to take shape in 1811 in Cumberland, Maryland. Paralleling the military road forged by George Washington and General Edward Braddock in the mid 1700s, it traverses through Washington County and then into West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana. But when the money stopped flowing in the 1830s, so did construction. The National Road’s journey ends in Vandalia, Illinois. First used by pioneers in Conestoga wagons and then by families in station wagons, the National Road was designed to accommodate travelers. To that end, stone and brick taverns lined its path. Some of those original structures still stand and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, while others have been reconstituted as private homes, restaurants and stores. The National Road itself was designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1976. At the urging of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, statutes commemorating the spirit of pioneer mothers were dedicated along the road in the late 1920s. These Madonnas of the Trail sculptures stand larger than life and show a woman holding a baby in one hand and clasping a rifle in the other. Washington County’s Madonna can be found in Beallsville.

Duncan & Miller Glass Museum Legend has it that from 1893 until the company closed its doors in 1955, Duncan & Miller Glass employed at least one member of every family in Washington, PA. Not surprisingly then, a former employee’s home has served as the site of the Duncan & Miller Glass Museum since 1993.

Century Inn For more than 200 years, the Century Inn (located in the Village of Scenery Hill along the National Road) has played host to the famous -- George Washington, Andrew Jackson and James Polk -- and not-sofamous. 

Located just one block away from where the factory once stood, the Jefferson Avenue address houses Duncan & Miller photos, memorabilia, tools of the trade and, of course, glassware of all shapes, sizes and patterns. History & Heritage




Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Museum of Rural Life Imagine Albert Miller’s surprise one day in 1955 when he decided to look below the surface of a groundhog hole on his farm. What he found was nothing less than 16,000 years of history. But just as history is slow in the making, it is slow in the uncovering. It wasn’t until 1973 that the University of Pittsburgh’s anthropology department embarked on an archaeological dig on Miller’s property that spanned six years and unearthed artifacts dating back 16,000 years to Native Americans in the pre-Clovis era (a somewhat controversial finding at the time). The excavation also revealed that the Rockshelter was never a permanent settlement (that is until the Miller family purchased the land in the late 1700s), but rather a campsite used by those traveling along Cross Creek. These days, travelers to the Rockshelter have the opportunity to explore the oldest known site of human habitation in North America a little more up close and personal, thanks to the construction of a new observation deck. Named a National Historic Landmark in 2005, the Rockshelter is also recognized as a Pennsylvania Commonwealth Treasure and is an official project of Save America’s Treasures. Visitors also can take a trip back in time to Meadowcroft Village, a carefully recreated 19th century village celebrating rural life, and to a 17th century Indian village where everyday life before European arrival is revealed.

The LeMoyne House The LeMoyne House, located on East Maiden Street, was the first official historic landmark of the Underground Railroad – one of only six in the country. Named for Dr. Francis Julius LeMoyne, whose father built the family home in 1812, the house provided safe haven for slaves en route to Canada – and their freedom -- during the Civil War era.  A physician and inventor, Dr. LeMoyne is also credited with establishing the first crematorium in the U.S. Today, his home (complete with period artifacts) is open to visitors and houses the Washington County Historical Society.



History & Heritage


16,000 Years All in One Day

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum Back in 1949, three forward-looking streetcar enthusiasts decided the time was right to lay down the track for the creation of the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. Nearly six decades later, the facility is now the largest trolley museum in the state. Its education center features authentic tokens, tickets and schedules, period advertisements, photos and dioramas. Its 4-mile (round trip) track takes visitors for rides on beautifully and meticulously restored trolley cars (the museum’s volunteers do most of the work themselves). And its huge -- 28,000-square-foot -- display building highlights 30 different trolleys.

Step back in time to experience the oldest site of human habitation in North America alongside a village recreating 19th century life.

401 Meadowcroft Rd. | Avella, Pa. 724-587-3412 www.heinzhistorycenter.org 

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Each car has its own story to tell, several have been around the block enough times to have achieved iconic (or at least near iconic) status. For example, there’s New Orleans Car #832, aka the Streetcar Named Desire; there’s Pittsburgh Railways #1711, the last car to carry passengers from Washington, PA to Pittsburgh in 1953; and there’s Philadelphia Rapid Transit’s #5326, the star of a memorable episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.


The David Bradford House Don’t be fooled by Washington, PA’s tranquil countryside. The streets, specifically South Main Street, were once the focal point of political unrest. In the late 18th century, Washington County Attorney General David Bradford led mobs in protest of high federal taxes in what would become known as the Whiskey Rebellion. In response, President George Washington sent General “Light Horse” Harry Lee, along with 13,000 other troops, to quash the uprising. Bradford’s house, built in 1788, not only reflected its owner’s high social standing but came to symbolize the rebellion. Today, the Bradford House’s beauty and heritage are preserved for visitors to experience. In fact, rebels at heart may take home an authentic replica of a Whiskey Rebellion flag.

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum ONE MUSEUM ROAD, WASHINGTON, PA 15301

Trolley Rides and so Much More! Come see, learn about, and actually ride the big electric cars that your parents and grandparents rode. Tour our Trolley Barn and New Trolley Display Building!

uncan GENUINE

525 Jefferson Ave ~ Washington, PA 15301 724.225.9950 ~ Fax: 724.225.1620 www.duncanmiller.net ~ dmmuseum@verizon.net

The Duncan & Miller Glass Museum features an extensive collection of glass dating from the 1870’s thru 1955. Visitors will enjoy the stunning display of handmade pieces - candelabra, table settings, and decorative pieces including the famous Three Face Design and nesting swans - plus glassmaking tools, moulds, memorabilia, and more.

See our Photo Exhibit! Shop in our Gift Shop!

Museum open March to December. Call 724-228-9256 for exact times and dates. Special events held throughout the year.

The Duncan & Miller Glass Museum

Open April thru October Thursday to Sunday (except Holidays) 11 am to 4 pm Open year-round by Appointment Group Tours Welcome! Admission: $2.50, parking behind building Gift Shop features authentic Duncan & Miller glass, reference books, and catalog reprints 34th Annual Convention, Glass Show, & Sale ~ July 24-26, 2009

www.pa-trolley.org

Owned and operated by the National Duncan Glass Society Yearly Membership: $18.00

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Donora Smog Smog was a fact of life in most mill towns. But in October 1948, the infamous Donora Smog resulted in the hospitalization of more than 7,000 people and the deaths of 20. It seems that a meteorological occurrence -- a climatic inversion, to be exact -- trapped the pollution spewing from area steel and zinc plants. For days the smog literally suffocated the Monongahela River town of 14,000. As soon as the air cleared, state and federal health officials began looking at air pollution in a new light. Sixty years later, Donora residents affirm that “Clean Air Started Here.”  

Cement City Arguably, it was one of Thomas Edison’s least successful

The David Bradford House An 18th Century Architectural Showplace Open May - early Dec. Wed. - Sat. & by appt. Call for hours or see our website. 724-222-3604 www.bradfordhouse.org 175 S. Main St., Washington, PA 15301

ideas. But on paper the notion of building homes out of poured cement had its merits. After all, a cement house would, by its very nature, stand up to fire and termites. So in 1916 when the Union Steel Company was looking to provide affordable housing for its management staff at the Donora mill, it decided to take Edison’s concept and make it more … concrete. By the next year, 80 Prairiestyle cement homes dotted the hillside overlooking the Monongahela River’s horseshoe bend. In reality, the houses proved to be more expensive and

Washington stood 6 feet and 2 inches tall, weighed 200 pounds and wore size 13 shoes.

time consuming to construct than their wood-frame counterparts, and as any current resident will attest, much more difficult to repair or remodel. Today, Cement City is a site on the Register of National Historic Places.

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Historic Sites The David Bradford House

PO Box 537 175 South Main St. Washington, PA 15301 724-222-3604 www.bradfordhouse.org Built by David Bradford, infamous leader of The Whiskey Rebellion, in 1788, it is Washington County’s finest 18th century home. See our ad on page 10.

• Symposium on Life and Culture March 21, 2009 Burnett Center, W & J College

• Bradford House Opens for Season May 6, 2009

• The Rebel Fair

October TBA, 2009

• Candlelight Christmas Tours December 4-6, 2009

Duncan & Miller Glass Museum

525 Jefferson Ave. Washington, PA 15301 724-225-9950 dmmuseum@verizon.net Featuring a stunning collection of glass, glassmaking tools and memorabilia from 1870-1955. Tours are welcome. Free parking. See our ad on page 9.

• Season Opening April 2, 2009

• Duncan & Miller Glass Auction July 24, 2009 Washington County Fairgrounds

• The National Duncan Glass Society 34th Annual Convention Dinner Meeting July 25, 2009 The George Washington Hotel

• 34th Annual Duncan & Miller Glass Show & Sale July 25-26, 2009 Washington County Fairgrounds

McDonald Trail Station & Meeting House

161 South McDonald St. (adjacent to the PanhandleTrail) McDonald, PA 15057 724-926-2861 724-926-8808 www.mcdonaldtrailstation.com Open weekends April-October. Located near the intersection of Panhandle and Montour Trails, it features a rental hall and historical and community centers.

• Election Day Soup & Bake Sale April 28, 2009

• 7th Annual Fleatique May 16, 2009

• National Trail Day Pancake & Sausage Breakfast June 6, 2009

• Children’s Halloween Luminary Trail Walk October 23, 2009

• Election Day Soup & Bake Sale November 3, 2009

Meadowcroft Rockshelter & Museum of Rural Life

401 Meadowcroft Road Avella, PA 15312 724-587-3412 www.pghhistory.org/meadowcroft Discover 16,000 years, all in one day! Visit Meadowcroft’s prehistoric Rockshelter, recreated 17th century Indian village and 19th century rural village. See our ad on page 8.

• Opening Weekend May 2-3, 2009

• Meadowcroft Atlatl Competition June 20-21, 2009

Heritage Associations Genealogical Society of Southwestern Pennsylvania

55 South College St. Washington, PA 15301 724-225-8560 www.genealogicalsocietyswpa.com The Society has reference materials covering Southwestern PA, as well as New England, Virginia, Ohio and points west.

Greene County Historical Society

918 Rolling Meadows Road Waynesburg, PA 15370 724-627-3204 www.greenecountyhistory.com Greene County Historical Society Museum is a scenic, historic cluster of buildings framed by large trees and girded by a split rail fence.

• Doll House Show June 26-28, 2009

• Independence Day Celebration

• Harvest Festival

• Native Heritage Weekend

Jefferson Township Historical Society

July 4, 2009

October 3-4, 2009

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

1 Museum Road Washington, PA 15301 724-228-9256 www.pa-trolley.org All Aboard! The PA Trolley Museum invites you to experience a bygone era as you take a ride on one of our beautifully restored trolleys. See our ad on page 9.

• Bunny Trolley

April 4-5, 10-11, 2009

• Anything on Wheels Antique Car & Trolley Festival June 28, 2009

• Trucks and Trolleys

September 12-13, 2009

• Pumpkin Patch Trolley

October 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 2009

• Santa Trolley

November 27-29, December 5-6, 12-13, 2009

October 17-18, 2009

PO Box 383 Burgettstown, PA 15021 724-947-9015 pegfarm@hky.com Visit the Veterans Monument, the museum in Heritage Hall and the historic White Church built in 1843 – all in Eldersville.

National Road Heritage Corridor

65 West Main St., Suite 103 Uniontown, PA 15401 724-437-9877 www.nationalroadpa.org The Historic National Road, overlaid partially by Route 40, celebrates the history and scenic beauty of one of America’s oldest byways.

• National Road Festival May 15-17, 2009

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Washington County Historical Society

49 East Maiden St. Washington, PA 15301 724-225-6740 www.wchspa.org Dedicated to teaching and preserving Washington County’s history, the Society is headquartered in the LeMoyne House, PA’s first National Historic Landmark of the Underground Railroad. See our ad on page 10.

• Art in the Garden

September TBA, 2009

• African American Heritage Festival

October TBA, 2009 LeMoyne Multicultural Community Center

• Candlelight Tours

December TBA, 2009

Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation

PO Box 274 Washington, PA 15301 724-225-2350 www.washcolandmarks.com The Foundation works to preserve, record and plaque local historic structures, as well as provide education regarding those structures. Contact us for dates, events, landmark listings and publications.

• Vintage Trolley to John White House

May 1-2, 2009 Washington County Fairgrounds

• Open House at 1806 John White House

August 15-22, 2009 Washington County Fairgrounds

• Vintage Trolley to John White House

September 25-26, 2009 Washington County Fairgrounds

• Traveling Wine & Cheese Fest October 11, 2009 Washington County Fairgrounds

Corner of West Beau & Washington Streets Washington, PA 15301 724-222-8020 1-800-976-4607 www.3riversauction.com Specializing in antiques, art, collectibles, silver, coins, jewelry and fine home décor. Auctions are held monthly. History & Heritage

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With their home opener at CONSOL Energy Park set for Friday, May 22, the 2009 season will mark the Wild Things eighth year in the Frontier League. The Meadows Casino

Wild Things at CONSOL Energy Park

First, the bets. At the Meadows Racetrack & Casino, placing your bets and hoping for a big payoff is the name of the game. And with the new permanent casino and grandstand set to open this year, there promises to be more – more slots, more seating in the covered grandstand and more opportunities to win. Now, the bats. We’re talking about the kind of bats the Wild Things use to get the fans at CONSOL Energy Park on their feet. Then there are the bats that come into play for the boys and girls participating in the PONY League Baseball and Softball games.

PONY League

And finally there’s beyond, as in beyond compare, going above and beyond. That’s the story of Washington County – bets, bats and beyond.

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Adios XLIII August 1, 2009 THE MEADOWS 499 Racetrack Road Meadowlands, PA 15347

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499 Racetrack Road Meadow Lands, PA 15347 724-225-9300 www.themeadowsracing.com Live harness horse racing in a convenient accessible location. Great racing, slots, food and shopping all in one easy trip. See our ad on page 14.

Casino:

210 Racetrack Road Washington, PA 15301 724-503-1200 1-877-824-5050 www.meadowsgaming.com More than 1,800 exciting games, full service restaurant, sports bar, gift shop and snack bar. Located 20 minutes south of Pittsburgh, off I-79. It’s so easy! See our ad on page 16.

PONY Baseball and Softball

PO Box 225 Washington, PA 15301 724-225-1060 www.pony.org International amateur youth baseball and girls’ softball organization headquarters and museum.

Washington Wild Things

One Washington Federal Way Washington, PA 15301 724-250-9555 www.washingtonwildthings.com The Washington Wild Things (minor league baseball) playing baseball the way it ought to – affordable family fun. See our ad on page 15.

World Series Tournaments, Inc.

Wild T hings a t CONS OL Ene rgy Park

PO Box 1115 Washington, PA 15301 724-222-2110 www.wjpa.com/ponyworldseries.htm Sponsors of the PONY League World Series, August 7-15, 2009. PONY L eague

Wild Things at CONSOL Energy Park

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Trax Farms

Chippewa Golf Club

There’s fun. And then there’s OUTDOOR fun – you know, the kind that might get your hands dirty or your shoes wet. But no matter what the activity – hiking, biking, hunting, fishing – chances are by the time you’re ready to call it a day, your spirits will be soaring. And speaking of spirits (did someone mention Oktoberfest?), Washington County is alive with the sights, sounds and smells of festivals. Apples and pumpkins, covered bridges and farm equipment – they’re all cause for celebration. Cross Creek County Park

Washington County Agricultural Fair

The Ebenezer Bridge at Mingo Creek County Park

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Red Delicious is the most widely grown apple variety in the U.S. with more than 60 million bushels harvested in 2005. By the way, a bushel of apples tips the scales at about 40 pounds while a peck weighs just 10.5 pounds.

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Quicksilver Golf Club

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Pennsylvania boasts 210 covered bridges and Washington County is home to 22 of them. Village Tack AVFD Arena

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The mystery and magic of our covered bridges await you. And to help you enjoy all 29 of the bridges in Washington and Greene Counties, we’ve created a free Covered Bridges Driving Tour guide featuring descriptions, histories and interesting facts about the love and lore of these national treasures. Stop by the WCTPA Visitors’ Center or call 1-866-WASH-WOW to receive yours. www.washwow.com

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for summer camp, retreats, team building, adventure and more!

• Jumonville 2009 French & Indian War Seminar November 6-7, 2009

Golf Courses Chippewa Golf Club

128 Chippewa Road Bentleyville, PA 15314 724-239-4841 www.golfchippewa.com Well-groomed, mature 18 holes located 2 miles off I-70. See our ad on this page.

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Quicksilver Golf Club

2000 Quicksilver Road Midway, PA 15060 724-796-1594 www.quicksilvergolf.com Open to the public. Former host of PGA Senior Tour. Play the course the pros play!

Parks & Recreation Cecil Township Parks & Recreation Washington County Agricultural Fair

3599 Miller’s Run Road Cecil, PA 15321 724-745-2227 www.ceciltownship-pa.gov Cecil Municipal Park features a playground, ball field, basketball and tennis courts, volleyball, pavilion rentals and access to the Montour Trail.

• Cecil Fall Festival

September 26-27, 2009

East Finley Township Park

1394 East Finley Drive Claysville, PA 15323 724-663-4482 efinley@pulsenet.com Wyit Sprowls Covered Bridge and Jordan One-Room Schoolhouse are centered in 30-plus acres of this beautiful park setting.

• Covered Bridge Light Up Nite December 12, 2009

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Jumonville Christian Camp & Retreat Center 887 Jumonville Road Hopwood, PA 15445 724-439-4912 1-800-463-7688 www.jumonville.org Experience the difference at Jumonville! Come to see the cross on the mountaintop and stay

McGuffey Community Park

132 Mill St., PO Box 8 Claysville, PA 15323 724-663-4380 Featuring Brownlee Covered Bridge, five ball fields, basketball court, 50-plus acres, streams and playground areas.

• Steak Fry

July 11, 2009

Montour Trail Council

304 Hickman St. Suite 3 Bridgeville, PA 15017 412-257-3011 www.montourtrail.org The Montour Trail is a multi-use, non-motorized recreational railtrail that will extend 46 miles from Moon Township near Coraopolis to Clairton.

• Burgh’s Pizza & Wings 10K Run & 2 Mile Fun Walk April 26, 2009 Cecil Park

• Tails for Montour Trail 5K Fun Dog Walk June 6, 2009

• Twilight Trail Walk VII July 31, 2009

North Strabane Township

1929 Route 519 Canonsburg, PA 15317 724-745-8880 www.northstrabanetwp.com Featuring basketball courts and softball field. Pavilions and soccer field are closed for 2009 for major park improvements.

• Earth Day/Sweep Into Spring April 25, 2009

• 5K Race/Walk May 25, 2009

• Fishing Derby

August 22, 2009 Canonsburg Lake

• Harvest Car Cruise October 4, 2009

Peters Township Parks and Recreation

700 Meredith Drive Venetia, PA 15367 724-942-5000 www.peterstownship.com Active and passive recreation for all


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ages. Parks, playgrounds, trails, a lake, community recreation center, programs and special events.

• Peters Township Community Day & Fireworks June 27, 2009 Peterswood Park

• Concerts in the Park

July 8 & 22, Aug 5 & 19, 2009 Peterswood Park/Amphitheater

• Touch-a-Truck July 11, 2009 Peterswood Park

• Fishing Derby

August 15, 2009 Peters Lake Park

• The Haunted Trail

October 2-3, 2009 Peterswood Park-Community Recreation Center

South Franklin Township Park & Recreation 100 Municipal Road Washington, PA 15301 724-225-4828 www.southfranklintwp.org We offer a picturesque gazebo for small weddings, plus a fun children’s playground and much more for the family.

• Adult Night Out, St. Patrick’s Day March 14, 2009

• Concert in the Park August 2, 2009

• Craft/Yard Sale

September 26, 2009

• Bonfire + D.J.

October 10, 2009

Triple B Farms

823 Berry Lane Monongahela, PA 15063 724-258-3557 www.triplebfarms.com A family farm for family fun! Playground, animals, farm market and gifts.

• Strawberry Festival June 13-14, 2009

• Harvest Festival

Entire Month of October 2009

Village Tack AVFD Arena

44 Campbell Drive Avella, PA 15312 724-225-5600 www.avfdarena.com A new entertainment venue, run by volunteers and supported through sponsorships, with all proceeds benefiting the Avella VFD. See our ad on page 20.

• 84 Lumber Championship Bull Ride June 2009

Washington County Parks & Recreation

100 West Beau St., Suite 101 Washington, PA 15301 724-228-6867 www.co.washington.pa.us Mingo Creek Park, Cross Creek Park, Ten Mile Creek Park and the Panhandle Trail – 5,500 acres of great outdoor experiences.

• Maple Sugaring Breakfast

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• Great PA Clean-up

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• Morel Madness Weekend

May 2-3, 2009 Mingo Creek County Park-Shelter 8

• Fall Hayrides

October 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 2009 Mingo Creek County Park

• Halloween Night Walk

October 23, 2009 Panhandle Trail-McDonald Trail Station

Festivals Canonsburg 4th of July Celebration

443 Woodland Road Canonsburg, PA 15317 724-745-9686 maslaniks@comcast.net Come to Canonsburg to celebrate a fantastic, fun, free Fourth!

• PA Arts & Crafts Christmas Festival

October 16-18 & 24-25, 2009 Washington County Fairgrounds

• Greater Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Holiday Spectacular November 20-22, 2009 ExpoMart, Monroeville, PA

• Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Christmas Extravaganza

December 4-6, 2009 Event Center Behind Westmoreland Mall, Greensburg, PA

Hickory Apple Festival

106 Main St. Hickory, PA 15340 724-356-3378 www.hickoryapplefest.com October 3-4, 2009. Crafts, live entertainment, homemade food, fresh apple pies and children activities.

Houston Pumpkin Festival

PO Box 141 Houston, PA 15342 724-745-7179 http://hvfdpf.tripod.com October 9-11, 2009. Family oriented arts, craft and food festival. Entertainment for all ages. Live musical entertainment daily. Children’s area. Free shuttle and admission.

Marianna Library Fall Festival

676 Cedar Grove Road Burgettstown, PA 15021 724-947-9015 www.christmasinthevillagepa.com November 6-8, 2009. 22nd annual event. Crafters, parade, chili cookoff, museum and homemade food throughout the Village. Free admission and parking. 10 a.m.-5p.m.

PO Box 457 Marianna, PA 15345 724-267-3888 www.mariannalibrary.org Fall Festival September 12, 2009. Live music, entertainment, homemade foods and desserts. Children’s games and raffles. Many booths with treasures and a chinese auction. Held at West Bethlehem Community Park.

Family Festivals Association, Inc.

National Pike Steam, Gas & Horse Assn.

Christmas in the Village

PO Box 166 Irwin, PA 15642 724-863-4577 www.familyfestivals.com Producers of the Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Shows. Four shows rated among the top 100 shows in America! See event calendar!

• Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Spring Fever Festival

March 6-8, 2009 Event Center Behind Westmoreland Mall, Greensburg PA

• PA Arts & Crafts Colonial Festival

September 4-7, 2009 Westmoreland County Fairgrounds, Greensburg, PA

Spring Road, Centerville Borough off Route 40 – 4 miles west of Brownsville, PA 15417 724-785-6855 www.nationalpike.com May 16-17, August 7-9, 2009. Dedicated to preserving and demonstrating antique farm and construction equipment used by our forefathers.

entertainment and fireworks Saturday night. See our ad on page 21.

St. Anthony Festa

St. Anthony Festa Park Monongahela, PA 15063 724-258-9710 June 26-28, 2009. 16th Annual. Homemade ethnic food, BBQ, wings and fries, small games of chance, bingo, kids games and flea market. Featuring “Elmoz Fire” & Karl Lukitsch Band.

Washington Arts & Heritage Festival

60 South Main St., Suite 204 Washington, PA 15301 724-705-0706 www.washpacitychamber.com Aug 21-23, 2009. 5th annual event! The City of Washington comes alive with arts, crafts, live entertainment and food. Fun for the entire family.

Washington County Agricultural Fair

2151 North Main St. Washington, PA 15301 724-225-7718 www.washingtonfair.org August 15-22, 2009. 211th annual event.

Washington & Greene Counties’ Covered Bridge Festival

273 South Main St. Washington, PA 15301 724-228-5520 1-866-927-4969 www.washwow.com September 19-20, 2009. 39th annual event. Arts and crafts, home-style food, historical exhibits, unique entertainment and more at 10 covered bridge sites! See calendar for more details.

West Alexander Fair

255 Route 40 West West Alexander, PA 15376 724-484-7340 www.westalexfair.com September 7-12, 2009. 103rd annual. A truly agricultural fair held in a beautiful setting. Livestock, crafts, home and dairy, vegetables, flowers, fruits, youth and 4-H/FFA market animals. Events, rides and food.

Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest 169 East Pike St. Canonsburg, PA 15317 724-745-1812 www.canonchamber.com September 18-20, 2009. Beer, bands and bratwurst. Two stages of

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Olin Fine Arts Center at W&J

“Dazzling.” “Unexpected.” “Vibrant.” The reviews are in, and Washington County’s cultural scene is definitely ready for prime time. From galleries to choirs, theaters to the symphony, the region offers a rich tapestry of creative, performing and visual arts. The arts – not to mention the sciences and humanities – are also flourishing on the county’s college campuses. Front-row seats are still available.

Washington County Arts Choir

California University of PA

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creativity and further develop their imaginations. See our ad on page 26.

• First Day of Spring Playground Kick-off March 20, 2009

Creative Arts Art in the Park

548 Buena Vista St. Washington, PA 15301 724-413-4648 wfaust@hotmail.com June 7, 2009 will mark the 7th annual event held in Washington Park. The event includes children’s activities such as painting and pottery. In addition, regional artisans will hold demonstrations and offer unique artwork.

The LeMoyne Center

200 West Forrest St. PO Box 1241 Washington, PA 15301 724-228-0260 Recognized by the Philadelphia Black Museum, The LeMoyne Center was opened in 1956 by Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey.

• African American Heritage Festival October TBA, 2009

The Mesa Creative Arts Center 30 Miller Business Park Drive Burgettstown, PA 15021 724-947-3097 www.mesacreativearts.com Offering classes in art, crafts, spirituality and holistic and natural healing.

• Spring Equinox Medicine Wheel Ceremony March 20, 2009

• Earth Day Medicine Wheel Ceremony April 22, 2009

• Summer Solstice Medicine Wheel Ceremony June 21, 2009

• Fall Equinox Medicine Wheel Ceremony September 22, 2009

• Winter Solstice Medicine Wheel Ceremony December 21, 2009

Recreation Station

289 North Ave. Washington, PA 15301 724-223-7805 www.recstation.org A parent supervised creative play center for children to explore their

• Easter Egg Hunt April 11, 2009

• Halloween Party October 30, 2009

• Free Vendor Fair

November 14, 2009

• Breakfast with Santa December 5, 2009

Washington Community Arts & Cultural Center

9 West Beau St. Washington, PA 15301 724-222-1475 www.washarts.org A non-profit art center offering high-quality instruction in the visual, performing, literary and musical arts for children and adults.

Performing Arts

• “How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place”

May 30-31, 2009 Olin Fine Arts Center, W&J College

• Christmas Concert

December 19-20, 2009 Olin Fine Arts Center, W&J College

Washington Symphony Orchestra

PO Box 178 Washington, PA 15301 724-223-9796 www.washsym.org The Washington Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to entertain, educate and inspire the community by presenting excellent musical performances.

• “Romance of Dance”

February 14, 2009 Trinity High School, 231 Park Ave, Washington

• Annual Chamber Concert

March 22, 2009 First Christian Church, 615 E Beau St, Washington

• “Homegrown”

Little Lake Theatre Company

500 Lakeside Drive, South Canonsburg, PA 15317 724-745-6300 www.littlelake.org Celebrating 60 years of engaging theater for the entire family.

Off The Wall Theater

147 North Main St. Washington, PA 15301 724-873-3576 www.insideoffthewall.com Live professional theater in Washington performing original works, world premieres and beloved classics.

• “How I Learned To Drive” March 13-28, 2009

• “Four Dogs and a Bone” May 8-23, 2009

• “Agnes of God”

October 2-17, 2009

• “The Little Dog Laughed” December 4-19, 2009

Washington County Arts Choir

1610 Park Ave., Suite 101 Washington, PA 15301 724-250-9222 www.wcac-sing.org Washington County’s premier 100member choir performs concerts in the spring and around the winter holidays.

May 2, 2009 Trinity High School, 231 Park Ave, Washington

• “Fall Fantasies”

October 10, 2009 Trinity High School, 231 Park Ave, Washington

• “Ho, Ho, Ho with the WSO!”

December 5, 2009 Trinity High School, 231 Park Ave, Washington

Visual Arts The Artists’ Co-op

30 East Beau St. Washington, PA 15301 724-229-0365 www.artexplorer.org Original paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography, prints, watercolor, glass, fabric and more.

• Holiday Show

December 4-31, 2009

Gallery 200/Studio of Ray Forquer

31 North Main St. Washington, PA 15301 724-228-1599 www.raywforquer.com Offering original paintings, drawings and prints by Ray Forquer, as well as some of Western PA’s finest artists.

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Martha Washington Quilt Guild

267 East Beau St. Washington, PA 15301 724-225-9057 marthawashingtonquilters@gmail.com Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of every month at 12:30 p.m. at the Church of the Covenant, E Beau Street, Washington, PA.

• Quilt Show

November 6-7, 2009 Church of the Covenant, Washington, PA

Sulkowski Fine Art Gallery

65 West Pike St. Canonsburg, PA 15317 724-873-9130 www.jamessulowski.com Featuring the work of James M. Sulkowski, including original oil paintings and giclee reproductions. Convenient public parking. See our ad on this page.

• Holiday Open House November 27-28, 2009

Education California University of Pennsylvania

250 University Ave. California, PA 15419 724-938-4195 www.cup.edu For more than 150 years, California University of PA has prepared students for success in their career and in their lives. See our ad on page 26.

Citizens Library

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Theater

55 South College St. Washington, PA 15301 724-222-2400 Public library serving all ages and offering genealogy and local history resources.

Community College of Allegheny County 1500 West Chestnut St. Washington, PA 15301 724-223-1012 www.ccac.edu

Washington & Jefferson College

60 South Lincoln St. Washington, PA 15301 1-888-926-3529 724-222-4400 www.washjeff.edu Founded in 1781 and located 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, W&J is one of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished undergraduate liberal arts colleges. See our ad on page 28.

• Art Series: Alexander Ghindin January 30, 2009

• Winter Tales VII

February 5-7, 2009

• Art Series: Walden Chambers Players February 27, 2009

• W & J Student Theatre Company “Some Things You Need To Know Before the World Ends: A Final Evening with the Illuminati...” March 5-7, 2009

• Art Series: Kevin Locke Native Dance Ensemble April 9, 2009

Western Area Career & Technology Center

688 Western Ave. Canonsburg, PA 15317 724-746-2890 www.wactc.net Offering adult and secondary technical education. “A Choice With A Future.”

Washington Symphony Orchestra

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The Shoppes at Quail Acres

Sarris Candies

SpringHill Suites by Marriott

The necessities of life are as simple – or complicated – as the person seeking them. Some people find their inner bliss with just a few slices of pizza complete with their toppings of choice, while others opt for the pomp and circumstance of a fivecourse gourmet meal. When some people want to call it a night, sleeping under the stars provides the ultimate experience. But for others, nothing says sweet dreams like a wellappointed hotel room. Now, there are those who might argue that shopping is not really a necessity, but we suggest that it’s all about the pursuit of happiness (and sometimes bargains). Shopping – whether it’s at the outlets or the malls, the antique stores or the specialty shops – is a part of life. And life is good in Washington County.

Grammy Rose’s Bed & Breakfast

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Restaurants & Tea Rooms KEY

Eating, Sleeping & Shopping: Up to $10 Up to $15 Up to $20 Up to $20+ Breakfast Served Lunch Served Dinner Served Call for Reservations Alcohol Served Internet Access

in an elegantly remodeled historic mansion.

• Wine Dinner “White Burgundy: The Original White Wine” January 23, 2009

• Wine Dinner “French Bordeaux: The King of Winter” January 30, 2009

• Wine Dinner “Sparkling Wines: Pop Open the Bubbly – The Romantic Wine” February 6, 2009

• Wine Dinner “Wines of Oregon” February 27, 2009

Restaurants Alfano’s at the Quail

1445 Washington Road Washington, PA 15301 724-229-2777 www.alfanosatthequail.com Nestled in the rolling hills of Washington, Alfano’s serves exquisite Pan-European cuisine

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• Wine Dinner “Haute Cuisine” March 27, 2009

Atria’s Restaurant and Tavern

4059 Washington Road McMurray, PA 15317 724-942-1108 An upscale, casual restaurant & tavern, Atria’s is a comfortable place to relax, meet friends and enjoy a great meal.

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The Back Porch

Breezy Heights Tavern

Bella Sera by Greco’s

Eat’n Park Restaurants

114 Speers St. Belle Vernon, PA 15012 724-483-4500 www.backporchrestaurant.com This antique filled historic landmark is located off I-70 (Exit 40) down by the river.

414 Morganza Road Canonsburg, PA 15317 724-745-5575 www.grecos-bellasera.com Located 20 minutes south of Pittsburgh, Bella Sera by Greco’s is the area’s most unique special events venue.

• Spring Cooking Classes March-May, 2009

• Fall Cooking Classes

October-November, 2009

714 Washington Pike, Rt. 844 West Avella, PA 15312 724-587-3461 www.breezy-heights.com For more than 45 years, Breezy Heights Tavern has been offering casual dining, exotic animal trophies and its famous broasted chicken. 3528 Washington Road Canonsburg, PA 15317 724-941-8261

1250 West Main St. Monongahela, PA 15063 724-258-4654 320 Oak Spring Road Washington, PA 15301 724-229-7333 875 West Chestnut St. Washington, PA 15301 724-222-7110 Eat’n Park is a casual neighborhood restaurant known for award-winning food and


friendly service at affordable prices. Groups welcome! 1-800-947-4033 www.eatnpark.com

Greco’s Gourmet Catering 414 Morganza Road Canonsburg, PA 15317 724-745-5575 www.grecos-bellasera.com Greco’s Gourmet Catering has been passionately pleasing clients throughout the region with outstanding food and exceptional service since 1999.

High Point Inc.

882 High Point Drive Coal Center, PA 15423 724-938-2877 www.highpointrestaurantlounge.com Visitors to High Point can enjoy the scenic view of the horseshoe bend in the Monongahela River and scenic dining from deck.

Jumper’s Junction

2111 North Franklin Drive Washington, PA 15301 724-206-0080 www.jumpersjunction.com Come hungry, leave hoppy! Jumper’s is a full service restaurant and bar with a patio, live

entertainment, party room and 40-game fun room. Fun for all ages!

The Back Porch

My Big Fat Greek Gyro 502 Valleybrook Road McMurray, PA 15317 724-941-4976

Pioneer Grill

60 South Main St. Washington, PA 15301 724-225-3200 www.thegeorgewashington.com Where history infuses with the present, the Pioneer Grill offers a unique dining experience for all to enjoy. Dining is art. See our ad on page 39.

Primo Cucina Italiana

1825 Washington Road Washington, PA 15301 724-746-0406 www.primosdining.com Join the Primo Family and enjoy vibrant tastes of Italy in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy daily homemade specialties and classic favorites. See our ad on page 40.

Raul’s Pizza

2845 Main St., Box 45 Beallsville, PA 15313 724-632-5631 For over 12 years, Raul’s has been offering a large menu for eat-in or delivery. Raul’s is open seven days a week.

Speers Street Grill

121 Speers St. Lower Speers, PA 15012 724-483-1911 www.speersstreetgrill.com Speers Street Grill boasts a casual, relaxed, friendly atmosphere along the Monongahela River, as well as a wide selection of foods, drinks and homemade desserts.

The Spring House

1531 Route 136 Washington, PA 15301 724-228-3339 www.springhousemarket.com The Spring House is an old fashioned country store featuring farm fresh milk from our on-site herd. Guests may enjoy from-scratch pies, breads and cookies. It’s old-time cooking and fun!

• Easter Egg Hunt April TBA, 2009

• Mother’s Day Chicken Bar B Q May 10, 2009

• Farm Heritage Day May 23, 2009

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The George Washington Hotel 60 South Main Street Washington, PA 15301

Newly Restored Historic Boutique Hotel

The George Washington Hotel

• Father’s Day Steak Fry June 21, 2009

• Great Pumpkin Weekends or Group Hayrides Daily in October, 2009

• Breakfast with Santa

• Halloween 3 Tier Tea

Starting Line Racing Café

Bradford’s Lounge Cherry Blossom Bistro ~ Free WiFi Elegant Ballrooms Specializing in Wedding Receptions Corporate Meeting Packages Available

724-225-3200

February 14, 2009

• Mothers Day 3 Tier Tea

December 12-13 & 19, 2009

Pioneer Grille Fine Dining

• St. Valentine’s 3 Tier Tea

• 4-H Hog Roast

Sundays in October, 2009

Luxurious Boutique Style Guest Rooms

monthly, Goody Two Shoes can host bridal and baby showers and other events per guests’ requirements.

1420 Washington Road Washington, PA 15301 724-225-5900 Starting Line offers patrons a unique dining atmosphere with a non-smoking dining room and a full bar where smoking is permitted. Rooms for private parties are also available. See our ad on page 42.

The Union Grill

13 ½ East Wheeling St. Washington, PA 15301 724-222-2860 www.theuniongrill.com The Union Grill offers fine dining featuring authentic Italian cuisine with Mediterranean influences in a casual atmosphere. Banquet room, gift cards and take-out are available. See our ad on page 41.

Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers

461 Racetrack Road Washington, PA 15301 724-225-5862 wpfi_racetrack@verizon.net Located near Tanger Outlet and The Meadows Casino, Wendy’s offers great food at a great value.

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October 31, 2009

• Dickinson Couples Dinner December 4, 2009

• Dickens 3 Tier Tea December 5, 2009

Uniquely Yours Tea Room

3256 Millers Run Road Cecil, PA 15321 412-257-8780 hmunique1@aol.com Come pamper your soul and warm your spirits at the Uniquely Yours’ timeless Victorian tea room. Enjoy afternoon tea and our eclectic gift collection.

Victorene’s Tea

500 Mound St. Monongahela, PA 15063 724-258-7199 Step back in time and inside a beautifully restored Victorian farm house. Victorene’s offers a true tea experience each and every time.

• Ringing in the New Year Tea January 10, 2009

• A Valentine “Death By Chocolate” Mystery Tea February 6-7, 2009

• St. Patrick’s Irish Tea Party March 15, 2009

• Celebration of Women Mother’s Day Teas May 9, 2009

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Tea Rooms Goody Two Shoes English Tea Room and Collectible Shoppes 509 West Main St. Monongahela, PA 15063 724-258-2244 www.teamap.com An English Tea Room offering English cuisine and 3 tier teas

• Our Covered Bridge Teas September 19-20, 2009


Bed & Breakfasts

Accommodations KEY

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Bed & Dread

81 Oak Road Claysville, PA 15323 724-587-3189 www.bedanddread.com This 1860 farm house is available to rent as a single family hotel.

Cabin Fever Inn – Bed & Breakfast 11 Torbert Drive Coal Center, PA 15423 724-483-5456

Enjoy this comfortable home on 20 wooded acres near California, PA.

private baths, free nationwide calling and Internet.

Grammy Rose’s Bed & Breakfast

• Artist Getaway

405 East Maiden St. Washington, PA 15301 724-228-1508 www.grammyroses.com Grammy Rose’s offers free HBO, private baths, full breakfast, an outdoor patio and gazebo and a wraparound porch and is available for small weddings, parties and other events. See our ad on page 42.

The Rosefield

Claysville, PA 15323 724-948-3715 www.therosefield.com The Rosefield is a working fiber farm. Lessons and hands-on experience and Bunny 101 classes are available with reservations.

Rush House Bed & Breakfast

810 East Maiden St. Washington, PA 15301 724-222-RUSH 1-888-488-RUSH www.rushhousebandb.com Rush House is a charming Victorian home with four bedrooms and

Weatherbury Farm Vacation

• Romantic Getaway February 6-8, 2009 May 15-16, 2009

• Scrapbooking Weekend August 7-9, 2009

• Artist Getaway

October 9-10, 2009

• Christmas Tea

December 5, 2009

Weatherbury Farm Vacation

1061 Sugar Run Road Avella, PA 15312 724-587-3763 www.weatherburyfarm.com Make some down-on-the-farm memories. We offer kid-friendly farm vacations complete with meadows and gardens and cows, chickens and sheep. Join Farmer Dale for morning chores.

• Weekend Advanced Beginning/Intermediate Hammered Dulcimer for Accompaniment & Lead Workshop with Ed Trickett April 24-26, 2009

• Weekend Beginning Mountain Dulcimer Workshop with Bill Schilling May 15-17, 2009

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• Weekend Beginning Hammered Dulcimer Workshop with Bill Schilling

Full service RV, tent and kabin facility complete with pool, laundry and propane hookups.

September 11-13, 2009

• Weekend Advanced Beginning/Intermediate Mountain & Hammered Dulcimer with Voice Workshop with Madeline MacNeil September 18-20, 2009

• Weekend Advanced Beginning/Intermediate Singing with the Autoharp Workshop with Bob Zentz October 16-18, 2009

Campgrounds

Best Western Garden Inn

101 Gosai Drive Bentleyville, PA 15314 724-239-4321 or 1-877-7HOTEL1 www.bestwestern.com Conveniently located along I-70, Best Western offers complimentary continental breakfast, indoor heated pool, free hi-speed Internet access and refrigerators in all rooms.

Pine Cove Beach Club & RV Resort

Carlton Motel & Restaurant

Washington KOA

Comfort Inn Meadowlands

116 Beach Drive Charleroi, PA 15022 724-239-2900 www.pinecovebeachclub.com Large, level sites, full hookups, fishing, swimming, waterslide, spa and playground.

Rush House Bed & Breakfast

Hotels/Motels

7 KOA Road Washington, PA 15301 724-225-7590 or 1-800-562-0254 www.koa.com

594 Carlton Drive Bentleyville, PA 15314 724-239-2800 Come experience the best kept secret in Bentleyville. See our ad on page 40.

237 Meadowlands Blvd. Washington, PA 15301 724-746-9700 managercime@kratsaproperties.com

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1000 Corporate Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317 Phone: 724-743-5000 Fax: 724-743-5010 www.pittsburghsouthpointe.stayhgi.com

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Days Inn

1370 West Chestnut St. Washington, PA 15301 724-225-8500 Days Inn offers free continental breakfast, hi-speed wireless Internet, microwave and refrigerator in all rooms. I-70 Exit 15. See our ad on page 38.

Hampton Inn & Suites Meadowlands

475 Johnson Road Washington, PA 15301 724-222-4470 www.meadowlandssuiteshamptoninn.com Conveniently located at the crossroads of I-70 and I-79, Hampton Inn offers complimentary hot breakfast, indoor pool and spa, casino and shopping packages. See our ad on page 35.

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We’re Right Where America Wants Us. (724)225-8500 / 1370 West Chestnut St. Conveniently located at I-70, Exit 15, 1/4 mile from exit, near the Washington Crown Center Mall and Hollywood Theatres. Surrounded by a variety of restaurants.

104 Spacious Rooms Features Include:

• FREE Continental breakfast • FREE local calls* • Hairdryers and alarm clocks • FREE Showtime (5 channels) • Outdoor swimming pool • Meeting room for 50 people • FREE high-speed internet • Microwave & refrigerator • Coffeemaker *6 free local calls per night

Nearby Attractions

CONSOL Energy Park — 1 mile Washington & Jefferson College — 2 miles The Meadows Racetrack & Casino — 5 miles Pennsylvania Trolley Museum — 5 miles Cabela’s — 20 miles Wheeling Island Racetrack & Gaming Center — 35 miles Downtown Pittsburgh, Heinz Field, PNC Park — 28 miles Pittsburgh International Airport — 35 miles Post-Gazette Pavilion — 22 miles Nemacolin Resort & Golf Course — 40 miles

Special Events

PONY League World Series Headquarters, Jamboree in the Hills, Covered Bridge Festival www.daysinn.com

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Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe 1000 Corporate Drive Canonsburg, PA 15317 724-743-5000 www.pittsburghsouthpointe.stayhgi.com Newly renovated, Hilton Garden Inn is conveniently located off I-79 (Exit 48) and offers indoor pool and in-house Jackson’s Restaurant-Rotisserie-Bar. See our ad on page 36.

Holiday Inn Meadowlands

340 Racetrack Road Washington, PA 15301 724-222-6200 www.holidayinn.com/washpa A full-service hotel, featuring a restaurant and lounge, Holiday Inn is adjacent to Tanger Outlet and The Meadows Racetrack & Casino. Packages are available. See our ad on page 37.

Homewood Suites Pittsburgh-Southpointe II 3000 Horizon Vue Drive Canonsburg, PA 15317 724-745-4663 or 1-800-CALL-HOME Located off I-79, Homewood Suites is an all suite hotel in Southpointe

featuring a complimentary breakfast buffet, along with an evening reception. See our ad on page 35.

Motel 6

1283 Motel 6 Drive Washington, PA 15301 724-223-8040 www.motel6.com

Ramada Inn

1170 West Chestnut St. PO Box 293 Washington, PA 15301-0293 724-225-9750 or 1-800-2-RAMADA www.ramadawashington.com With a scenic location, Ramada Inn offers attractive rooms featuring free WI-FI, coffeemaker, hairdryer, iron and voicemail, and an in-house restaurant/lounge. See our ad on page 42.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott

16 Trinity Point Drive Washington, PA 15301 724-223-7800 www.springhillsuiteswashingtonpa.com All non-smoking suites for business and leisure travel. See our ad on page 43.


Tanger Outlets

Antiques Antique Center of Strabane

2510 Washington Road, Rt19 Canonsburg, PA 15317 724-745-8445 www.antiquecenterofstrabane.com This 40 dealer group shop offers a fine selection of 18th through early 20th Century antiques and decorative arts.

• Holiday Open House

November 27-December 6, 2009

Antique Junction

2475 Washington Road Canonsburg, PA 15317 724-746-5119 www.antiquejunction.biz With 31 dealers, Antique Junction boasts some of Western PA’s finest antiques, country, primitive, period, Victorian and oak furniture, paintings, silver and glassware. Dealers are welcome. I-79 Exit 45 Canonsburg.

The Peacock’s Tale Antique & Curiosity Shop

3 Valley View Road Eighty Four, PA 15330 724-223-1501 www.thepeacockstaleantiques.com Privately owned and located in a restored Victorian House, The Peacock’s Tale is located just minutes from I-70 and Rt. 43 near Mingo Park.

• Spring “Break” Sale

Three Rivers Auction Company

Corner of West Beau & Washington Streets Washington, PA 15301 724-222-8020 1-800-976-4607 www.3riversauction.com Specializing in antiques, art, collectibles, silver, coins, jewelry and fine home décor. Auctions held monthly. Check our website.

• Antique Auction

January-June, SeptemberDecember 2009

Washington Antiques Fair

128 Evergreen Drive McMurray, PA 15317 724-942-0357 www.washingtonantiquesfair.com The Washington Antiques Fair is held on the last Sunday of the month March-October at CONSOL Energy Park, the home of the Washington Wild Things.

Washington County Antique Bottle Club

52 Cherry Road Avella, PA 15312 724-345-3653 Collectors of bottles. Preserving our past.

• Antique Bottle Show & Sale May 17, 2009 Alpine Star Lodge

Farmers’ Markets

March 4-29, 2009

• June “Plume” Sale June 3-28, 2009

• The “Covered” Cage Sale September 2-30, 2009

• The “Tale” End Sale December 2-20, 2009

The Main Street Farmers’ Market

139 South Main St. Washington, PA 15301 412-296-0518 www.washpa.net/farmersmarket Buy the freshest local produce, meats, dairy and prepared foods at our lively, musical Farmers’ Market.

The Pioneer Grille

Fine Dining & Historic Elegance 60 South Main Street Washington, PA 15301

4 pm ~ Close Tuesday ~ Saturday

724-225-3200

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Monongahela Farmers’ Market

142 West Main St. Monongahela, PA 15063 724-258-5905 Find the freshest local produce, baked goods, cheeses, wine, flowers, jams, jellies and pickled goods. “Monongahela’s weekly social event at Chess Park”.

Malls & Outlets Tanger Outlet Center

Interstate 79, Exit 41, Race Track Road Washington, PA 15301 724-225-8435 www.tangeroutlet.com Buy direct from over 75 brand name manufacturer and designer outlet stores. See our ad on page 2.

• Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale

A collection of vendors under one roof in the heart of Charleroi. A cooperative retail incubator project of the Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The Riverside Village

127 Speers St. Lower Speers, PA 15012 724-483-2290 www.riversidevillageshoppes.com This charming Victorian complex offers unique shoppes and a delightful tea room! See our ad on page 39.

• Forever Jewelry and Awards 724-489-8144

• Itty Bitty Treasures & More! 724-483-2290

• Kidoodle

724-483-2290

• The Lace Place 724-483-2290

• The Parlour – A Salon 724-489-4247

May 22-25, 2009

• Riverside Therapeutic Massage

July 3-5, 2009

• The Serendipity 3 Tea Room & Café

• Independence Day Sidewalk Sale • TangerStyle of Pink

September 20-October 20, 2009

• TangerStyle Midnight Madness Sales Event November 26-29, 2009

Washington Crown Center

1500 West Chestnut St. Washington, PA 15301 724-225-1838 www.shopwashingtoncrown.com With more than 75 stores, Washington Crown Center is the enclosed shopping destination in the area.

• Washington County Sportsmen Show February 5-8, 2009

• Washington County Ag Days March 13-14, 2009

• Bridal Fair

April 23-25, 2009

• Senior Expo

September 17, 2009

Washington Mall

301 Oak Spring Road Washington, PA 15301 724-222-7390 washmall@oxforddevelopment.com Featuring Staples, JoAnn Fabrics, JCPenney, CiCi’s Pizza, Wine & Spirit Outlet, Home Depot and Imperial Cleaners.

Merchant Associations

724-483-8744 724-483-3041

• Vintage Antiques 724-483-2290

• Holiday Open House

October 30-November 1, 2009

The Shoppes at Quail Acres

1445 Washington Road Washington, PA 15301 724-222-8685 Find boutique shopping, salon, spa, restaurant, handmade soaps, gourmet tea, collectible bears, women’s accessories, unique dog boutique, inspirational frames and gourmet chocolates.

• Alfano’s at the Quail 724-229-2777

• Artemis Botanicals 724-225-4600

• Bella Colore 724-222-1300

• Cattail Coffee & Tea 724-229-8936

• Chandelle Chaleur 724-222-4480

• Charlotte’s Bears 724-222-8685

• Country Confections 724-228-8337

• Dogs Rule Grooming 724-222-7020

• Ooh La La

724-222-4480

• Victoria Strawn 724-222-6077

Mon Valley Mercantile 200 Chamber Plaza Charleroi, PA 15022 724-483-7587 www.monvalleymercantile.org

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The Riverside VIllage

The Shoppes at Scenery Hill

East National Pike, Route 40 Scenery Hill, PA 15360 724-945-5116 sceneryhillguild@aol.com Experience shopping at the unique stores in our charming Victorian village. Shopping the way it should be!

Apparel shop open Thursday-Sunday and farm tours by appointment. See our ad on page 33.

Ace Sporting Goods

• Century Inn

462 Washington Road Washington, PA 15301 1-800-660-5470 www.acefirearms.com Serving the shooting sports community for more than 59 years.

• Emerald Valley Cheese

Amish Touch at Tower Golf

724-945-6000 www.centuryinn.com

• The Grape Vine

375 Berry Road Washington, PA 15301 724-228-2771 amishtouch@verizon.net Offering a wide range of products, including heirloom Amish made furniture pieces, home décor items, accessories, deli meats and cheeses and so much more!

• Jan’s Tea Shoppe and Second Street Coffee Roasters

Audrey’s Custom Draperies

724-323-3324 www.emeraldvalleyfarm.com

• The Frosty Kiss 724-945-6609

• G.G. Gundie’s

724-945-5116 www.gggundies.com See our ad on page 42. 724-945-6899 724-945-5385

• The Kountry Korner 724-945-6196

• Sisters’ Junque Shop 724-945-6640

• Two Olde Crows 724-945-6755

• PJ Party & Spring Open House April 4-5, 2009

• National Pike Days May 16-17, 2009

• Candlelight & Carols November 27-29, 2009

Specialty Shops 84 Alpacas at Linwood Farm

Where Friends Meet!

Calamari•Veal•Black Angus Beef•Seafood•Chicken• Focaccia•Zucchini•Pizza•Pasta Kitchen open until 11:00pm Monday-Thursday Kitchen open until midnight Friday and Saturday 13 1/2 East Wheeling Street Washington, PA 15301 724-222-2860

315 Second St. Charleroi, PA 15022 724-483-8045 www.audreyscustomdraperies.com Offering custom window treatments, draperies, blinds, valances, roman shades, mini blinds, verticals, drapery and hardware. Free in-home estimates.

Bedner Greenhouse

315 Coleman Road McDonald, PA 15057 724-926-2541 www.bednersgreenhouse.com A family farm and greenhouse that grows hanging baskets, bedding plants, herbs, perennials, woody plants and fresh seasonal produce.

• Art Under Glass October 3, 2009

1926 Route 136 Eighty-Four, PA 15330 724-249-2337 84alpacas@comcast.net Come meet the alpacas, visit the shop and take home a memory. Eating, Sleeping & Shopping

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• Beautiful 2-Story Lobby & Scenic Hilltop Location • Gallery Restaurant/Oakwood Lounge (on site) WASHINGTON, PA 1-70, Exit 15 - 1170 W. Chestnut St. (724) 225-9750 or 1-800-2-RAMADA www.ramadawashington.com

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• FREE Wireless HSIA/Coffee/Iron, Hairdryer, 50 Channel TV • New Ramada Deluxe Plush Beds/ Moen Showerheads • 2 Blocks from 1-70, Shopping Mall, Theatres, & Restaurants • New Meadows Casino/Racetrack 5 mi.

With coupon at check-in. Based on Availability. Not valid for groups, with other discounts, or existing reservations. Not valid during Holidays or Special Events. Regular Extra Person/Cot charges apply. Valid through 12/3109

Bounce Back Books

241 South Main St. Washington, PA 15301 724-222-6657 bouncebackbooks@aol.com An independently owned used bookstore, Bounce Back Books has more than 75,000 used books for a wide variety of interests at reasonable prices in hardback, paperback, textbooks and more.

The Cattail Coffee & Tea Company

The Shoppes at Quail Acres 1445 Washington Road, Suite 1000 Washington, PA 15301 724-229-8936 www.cattailcoffee.com The Cattail specializes in gourmet coffees and teas in bulk or by the cup and coffee and tea accessories. Enjoy light lunches and homemade desserts in a rustic, relaxing atmosphere.

Country Candles

Gifts, Jewelry, Bean Pod Candles, Home Décor, Storypeople Prints and lots of cool stuff! 2188 East National Pike (Route 40), Scenery Hill, PA 15360 724.945.5116 www.gggundies.com Tues thru Sun 11am to 5 pm One of the fine shoppes of Scenery Hill…We’re closer than you think!

16 ½ Country Club Road Washington, PA 15301 724-228-9470 www.countrycandlesonline.com Candle factory and gift shop featuring highly scented hand poured candles and accessories, potpourri, refresher oils and unique country décor. See our ad on page 43.

• Holiday Open House & Anniversary Celebration

Where friends and family meet for great food and good times.

1420 Washington Road Washington, PA 15367 724-225-5900

October 16-17, 2009

Country Confections Chocolates

Located in The Shoppes at Quail Acres 1445 Washington Road Washington, PA 15301 724-228-8337 www.countryconfections.com A unique chocolate experience. Hand-dipped gourmet apples, pretzels, popcorn and much more. All made on-site. Yummy! See our ad on page 32.

Downtown Charleroi, PA

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Country Candles

Hearts in the Attic

74 Oak Spring Road Washington, PA 15301 724-225-6485 heartsattic@pulsenet.com A primitive country shop filled with antique reproduction, furniture, country linens, rugs, candles, baskets, prints and home décor.

• Holiday Open House November 13-15, 2009

The Kauffman Family Marketplace

1718 Smith Township State Road Burgettstown, PA 15021 724-947-9682 www.kauffmanmarketplace.com A country bulk food store that brings “Amish country” closer home. See our ad on page 43.

Leaning House Fine Cigars and Collectibles

21½ State St. Lower Speers, PA 15012 724-986-4201 www.leaninghousecigars.com Leaning House features the Mon Valley’s only smoking lounge with big screen TV, leather couches and more than 350 different premium cigars.


The Persimmon Tree

239 South Main St. Washington, PA 15301 724-503-4656 thepersimmontree@hotmail.com Offering fine gifts, unique collectibles, fashion jewelry and accessories, home décor, gifts for baby, gourmet foods and drinks and garden décor.

Renovation Station

54 West Wheeling St. Washington, PA 15301 724-222-4340 www.habitatwashpa.org New and “gently used” home improvement items for re-sale to benefit Habitat for Humanity. It’s a new store every week!

• Spring Open House/Earth Day Celebration April 25, 2009

The Rusty Heart

175 South Country Club Road PO Box 786 Meadow Lands, PA 15347-0786 412-841-9569 www.therustyheart.com Unique gift and coffee shop, seasonal items, home décor, floral, candles, wreaths and much more.

Sarris Candies

511 Adams Ave. Canonsburg, PA 15317 724-745-4042 www.sarriscandies.com A chocolate fantasyland, including a 1,500-pound chocolate castle and old-fashioned ice cream parlour.

• Sarris Candies Run for Alex June 6, 2009 Bentleyville Social Hall

Spa in the Hollow

The Enhancement Center 3075 Washington Road McMurray, PA 15317 724-969-0993 www.spainthehollow.net This full service day spa located in a beautiful garden setting offers a variety of manicures, pedicures, facials, massage therapy and body wraps.

Storybook Florist

331 South Main St. Washington, PA 15301 724-222-0258 This floral shop specializes in unique designs in fresh and silk flowers. Gift items, weddings, funerals, custom orders and gift baskets are also available.

FROM OUR FARM TO YOUR FAMILY!!

528 Trax Road, Finleyville

(412)835-3246

Rt. 88 between Library & Finleyville

www.traxfarms.com

Hours: Daily 9-8 Sun. 9-6 Winter Hours: 10-6

Fresh Produce Gift Shop Wine Shop Grocery

Visit us at Trax Farms for a unique shopping experience throughout the year. We’re close to home and take pride in offering homegrown seasonal produce, quality products, great customer service and more. Visit us on the web for information on upcoming events.

Christmas Shop Greenhouse Deli & Bakery Gift Baskets

Patio/Garden Shop Indoor Plants Event Room Rental Birthday Parties

Teas Showers Tours Festivals

The Surprise Party Box

461 McIlvaine Road Bentleyville, PA 15314 724-258-7472 www.thesurprisepartybox.com Come find great holiday gift ideas. Gift basket/boxes are shipped nationwide. Unique and wrapped beautifully. A surprise in every box.

Trax Farms Market

528 Trax Road Finleyville, PA 15332 (Rt. 88 between Library & Finleyville) 412-835-3246 www.traxfarms.com A 325-acre working fruit and vegetable farm and greenhouse. Offering a deli, bakery, grocery, wine, gift, garden and seasonal shop. Open for festivals and events. Event room rental available. See our ad on this page.

• Indoor Winter Flea Markets January 10-11, 24-25, February 7-8, 21-22, March 7-8, 2009

• Easter Breakfast with the Bunny & Easter Egg Hunts April 4-5, 10-11, 2009

• Strawberry Festival June 12-14, 2009

• Fall Festival

Weekends September 19-October 25, 2009

• Breakfast or Lunch with Santa November 29, 2009 Lunch with Santa December 5-6, 12-13, 2009 Breakfast or Lunch with Santa

Willow Creek Crossing

2 Union Ave. Oakdale, PA 15071 724-693-0191 willowcreekcrossing@verizon.net An old-fashioned shopping experience in a renovated pharmacy built in 1892. Yankee candles, primitive, country, folk art and much more! Century Inn

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Community Resources Chambers of Commerce

• Fireworks Extravaganza & Entertainment

Medical Care

July 4, 2009

Fredericktown Area Chamber of Commerce

Box 734 Fredericktown, PA 15333 724-377-0869 Dedicated to promoting business in our area.

• Fireworks Spectacular July 3, 2009

Greater Canonsburg Chamber of Commerce

169 East Pike St. Canonsburg, PA 15317 724-745-1812 gccc@canonchamber.com Promoting progress in Canonsburg, Cecil, Chartiers, Houston, Mt. Pleasant and North Strabane. See our ad on page 21.

• 19th Annual Family Pancake Breakfast March 15, 2009 McDonald’s, Canonsburg

• Annual Business Bash

• Halloween Parade October 28, 2009

• Santa Parade

December 5, 2009

Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce One Chamber Plaza Charleroi, PA 15022 724-483-3507 www.mvrchamber.org Promoting business, industry and tourism in the Mid Mon Valley.

Peters Township Chamber of Commerce

3909 Washington Road, Suite 321 PO Box 991 McMurray, PA 15317 724-941-6345 www.peterstownshipchamber.com Promoting the commercial, civic and general interests of the area since 1954. A great place to live, work and play!

• New Year’s Eve Family Night

• 20th Annual Golf Outing & Fundraiser

Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce

Washington County Chamber of Commerce

May 2009

December 31, 2009 Iceoplex at Southpointe

211 ½ Second St. Monongahela, PA 15063 724-258-5919 Serving the communities of Monongahela, New Eagle and Carroll Township since 1959. Office open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monongahela…we’re alive with community pride!

• Annual Easter Egg Hunt April 4, 2009

• “Fleatique on the Mon” June 6, 2009

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June 1, 2009 Rolling Hills Country Club, McMurray

20 East Beau St. Washington, PA 15301 724-225-3010 www.washcochamber.com Serving the business community since 1874.

Canonsburg General Hospital

100 Medical Blvd. Canonsburg, PA 15317 724-745-6100 www.wpahs.org Offering primary medical/ surgical care and acute inpatient rehabilitation. Private rooms, free parking. See our ad on page 47.

• Cash Bash

March 21, 2009 Washington County Fairgrounds

• 25th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament

September 14, 2009 Valley Brook Country Club, McMurray

Monongahela Valley Hospital

1163 Country Club Road Monongahela, PA 15063 724-258-1000 www.monvalleyhospital.com A 224-bed full-service health care facility with a 220-member medical staff representing more than 40 inpatient and outpatient specialties. Serving its communities for 106 years. See our ad on page 45.

• Linen Ingathering Tea May 4, 2009

• Strawberry Festival June 5, 2009

The Washington Hospital

155 Wilson Ave. Washington, PA 15301 724-225-7000 www.washingtonhospital.org A full-service hospital offering more than 50 medical specialties, state-of-the-art technology and the highest quality patient care. See our ad on page 47.

• Sporting Clay Shoot

August 7, 2009 The Shooting Academy at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

• Ladies Golf Classic

August 17, 2009 Valleybrook Country Club

Municipal Associations Canonsburg Borough

68 East Pike St. Canonsburg, PA 15317 724-745-1800 www.canonsburgboro.com Home of Perry Como, Sarris Candies, PA Bavarian Oktoberfest and the 2nd largest July 4th celebration in PA. See our ad on page 45.

Claysville Business Association

200 Main St., PO Box A Claysville, PA 15323 724-663-7723 www.claysvillepa.com A group of 25-30 business professionals that meets monthly to discuss upcoming events and community activity.

Washington Business District Authority

117 North Main St. Washington, PA 15301 724-229-7207 www.washpa.net Supporting development and revitalization of the Washington business district. Volunteers welcome!

• The Downtown Washington Annual Holiday Parade December 4, 2009


Visit Canonsburg

For a song and a dance! Come experience the hometown of Perry Como, Bobby Vinton and the Four Coins. And stick around to sing, dance, sample foods and shop at our “Cool Nights” summer concert series, the Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest, Old-Fashioned Christmas Festival and the secondlargest Fourth of July Parade in Pennsylvania. We’re also home to the “singing” Perry Como statue, Sarris Candies and some of the finest antique stores in the state. “It’s impossible” to stop by without singing “Hot Diggity”— and doing a little dancing, too!

Visit our website at www.canonsburgboro.com or call (724) 745-1800

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Organizations & Services California Area Optimist Club

114 Third St. California, PA 15419-1130 724-938-2606 www.calgoldrushdays.com The Optimist Club conducts positive service projects aimed at providing a helping hand to youth.

• Cultural Arts Expo April 25-26, 2009

• California Gold Rush Days August 14-16, 2009

Canonsburg Merchant & Professional Assoc – Our Town Cooperative, Main Street Program 1 West Pike St. Canonsburg, PA 15317 724-745-1515 www.ourtownco-op.org

• “To Market Tuesdays” Farmers Market

Every Tuesday June-September, 2009 East Pike Street (Luksis Lot), Canonsburg

• Monster Mash

October 31, 2009 Downtown Canonsburg

• Old Fashioned Christmas in Canonsburg December 5, 2009 Canonsburg Senior Center

Chapman Corporation

331 South Main St. Washington, PA 15301 724-228-1900 www.chapmancorporation.com Civil, mechanical and electrical industrial contractor and fabricator.

Community Action Southwest

150 West Beau St., Suite 304 Washington, PA 15301 724-225-9550 1-877-814-0788 www.caswg.org A non-profit agency dedicated to helping families and individuals achieve self-sufficiency.

• Men’s Culinary Classic

March TBA, 2009 Washington County Fairgrounds

• Alvin C. Janovich Memorial Golf Classic May 15, 2009 Southpointe Golf Club

• Community Action Southwest’s Olde Fashioned Christmas December 12, 2009 Washington County Courthouse

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Covered Bridge Region Antique Automobile Clubs of America

55 East Main St. West Middletown, PA 15379 724-587-3094 Internationally affiliated antique auto enthusiasts in Southwestern PA.

• Classics on Main

July 19, 2009 Main Street, Washington

Epcon Communities Villas of Arden Mills

100 Fair Meadow Drive Washington, PA 15301 724-223-1844 www.ardenmills.com Washington County’s premier builder of carefree, single-level living condominium and single family homes.

Joe Hirsch Keller Williams Realty

1500 Oxford Drive Bethel Park, PA 15102 412-831-3800 x 309 www.joehirsch.com Offering more than 20 years of outstanding real estate service in Washington and southern Allegheny Counties.

Keller Williams Real Estate Pittsburgh The www.SearchPittsburgh Homes.com Team

190 Gallery Drive McMurray, PA 15317 724-941-9400 x 247 Pittsburgh’s premier home search website, where more Pittsburgh home buyers start!

• First Time Home Buyers Seminar

January 15, March 15, May 15, July 15 & September 15, 2009

McDonald Volunteer Fire Department

150 North McDonald St. McDonald, PA 15057 724-926-9190 www.mcdonaldfire.com Serving the residents of McDonald Borough and surrounding municipalities with fire, rescue and advanced emergency medical life support service.

• McSummerfest

June 27-July 4, 2009

Pet Search

PO Box 1653 Washington, PA 15301 724-228-7335 www.petsearchpa.org All volunteer animal rescue and placement organization. No kill/ home sheltering of rescued and abandoned animals.

• Rabies PLUS Clinic

• WCBA Spring Home Show

• Blessing of the Animals

Washington County Community Foundation

April 26 & September 13, 2009 915 Jessop Place, Washington October 4, 2009

Quality Quick Printing & Copy Centers

160 North College St. (Rt. 19) Washington, PA 15301 724-225-9427 www.qualquick.com Digital color and B&W printing and copying, offset printing and bindery and B&W engineering drawings. Washington and Canonsburg locations.

TEAM Charleroi Business & Community Alliance One Chamber Plaza Charleroi, PA 15022 724-483-3070 www.teamcharleroi.org A committee working to provide a bright future for Greater Charleroi.

• Charleroi Fireworks Celebration July 3, 2009

• Charleroi Farmer’s Market July-October 2009

• Lois Orange Ducoeur Breast Cancer Walk October 10, 2009

• Halloween Parade & Downtown Trick or Treat October 28, 2009

• Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town December 5, 2009

VenueQuest

Washington, PA 15301 724-986-6739 www.venuequest.com Group travel made easy. Our complimentary services aid you in meeting planning, group travel or events. We assist you with great rates and service.

Vitullo Travel Agency, Inc. 163 East Pike St. Canonsburg, PA 15317 724-745-8180 1-800-543-8292 www.vitullotravel.com Contact us for your group packages! Established in 1949, Vitullo Travel provides individual, group, corporate, leisure and meeting travel services. See our ad on page 47.

Washington County Builders Association

30 East Beau St., Suite 321 Washington, PA 15301 724-228-7673 www.wcbabuilders.org Trade association for builders, remodelers, sub-contractors, suppliers and others in the building industry.

March 27-29, 2009

331 South Main St. Washington, PA 15301 724-222-6330 www.wccf.net Helping people “give back” to our community through tax-wise charitable options. See our ad on page 47.

Washington Federal Savings Bank

77 South Main St. Washington, PA 15301 724-222-3120 www.washfed.com Washington Federal offers a complete array of personal and business banking services.

Washington Reprographics, Inc.

14 South Main St. Washington, PA 15301 724-228-0420 1-800-427-9991 www.washingtonreprographics.com Full service reprographics company. Online document management, large and small, B&W/color digital printing, scanning, equipment, signs, banners, vehicle graphics and mounting.

WJPA Radio

98 South Main St. Washington, PA 15301 724-222-2110 www.wjpa.com 95.3 FM and 1450 AM, featuring music of the ’50s, ’60’s and ’70s, plus award-winning local news and play-by-play sports.

WOMEN of Southwestern PA, Inc.

PO Box 1112 McMurray, PA 15317 724-745-6193 www.womenofswpa.org A South Hills 501(c)(3) non-profit women’s organization dedicated to directly assisting less fortunate women and children through annual Symphony of Food fund raiser.

• 2nd Annual Symphony of Food Chefs’ Showcase Dinner January 23, 2009 Bella Sera by Greco

Transportation Central Cab – Coach USA 155 Industry Road Waynesburg, PA 15370 724-627-6267 1-800-422-6660 www.coachusa.com/centralcab


With more than 30 years of experience in providing quality motor coach transportation, Central Cab offers a safe, cost effective means of exciting travel.

G. G. & C. Bus Company, Inc.

2924 Jefferson Ave. Washington, PA 15301 724-222-2320 www.ggcbusride.com Washington City Transit. Service to and from Pittsburgh. Taxi service, shuttle service, local service and Pittsburgh Airport.

Green’s Taxi Service

8200 Noblestown Road McDonald, PA 15057 724-926-1100 www.greenstaxi.com Green’s operates vans, mini-vans, sedans, limousines, buses and wheelchair-friendly vehicles that can accommodate every transportation need. PA P.U.C. A-00115729.

Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority

1300 McKean Ave. Charleroi, PA 15022 724-489-0880 www.mmvta.com Services 21 Mon Valley communities with direct and connecting routes to Pittsburgh 365 days a year.

VisitPittsburgh

425 Sixth Ave., 30th Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412-281-7711 1-877-LOVEPGH www.visitpittsburgh.com Dinos and sports and theater, oh my! There’s no place like Pittsburgh, with everything from family fun to cultural escapes. Book your journey at visitpittsburgh.com. See our ad on page 7.

Washington County Tourism Promotion Agency (WCTPA) Former B&O Railroad Station 273 South Main St. Washington, PA 15301 724-228-5520

Tanger Outlets Food Court Interstate 79, Ext. 41, Race Track Road Washington, PA 15301 724-228-5665 Discover the many faces of Washington County, PA. Visit either one of our information centers to learn more about the sites and attractions Washington County has to offer. 1-866-927-4969 www.washwow.com

100 Medical Boulevard Canonsburg, PA 15317 www.wpahs.org 724-745-6100

Visitor Information Keystone Welcome Center at Washington, PA I-70 PA East Bound, 5 miles east of PA-WV border Claysville, PA 15323 724-663-5248 www.visitpa.com The Welcome Center provides information about Pennsylvania’s cultural, historical, private and scenic attractions, as well as the latest road and weather conditions. Open 24 hours.

In addition to the nation’s capital and the state, 31 counties and 17 towns are named in honor of the nation’s first president. However, Washington County, PA has the distinction of being the first county to lay claim to the name in 1781.

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Calendar of Events January Sundays in January

Antique Auction

Three Rivers Auction Gallery. Sponsored by The Three Rivers Auction Company. Contact us for auction dates. Come join the fun. Free Admission; Opens at 11 a.m.; Open to Public at Noon; 724-222-8020 www.3riversauction.com

January 10

Ringing in the New Year Tea

Victorene’s Tea. Beat those winter blues by ringing in the New Year over a warm cup of gourmet tea, goodies and poetry. $25/person; 1 p.m.; 724-258-7199 www.victorenestea.com

January 10—11, 24—25

Indoor Winter Flea Markets

Trax Farms. Area vendors come and set up their wares to sell. Vendor space available on a first-come first-serve basis. Free Admission; Vendor Fee; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 412-835-3246 www.traxfarms.com

January 15

First Time Home Buyers Seminar

Keller Williams Real Estate, McMurray. Today’s buyers market offers huge opportunities for first time home buyers. Come and find out how we can help.Free Admission; RSVP Required; 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; 724-941-9400 x247 www.SearchPittsburghHomes.com

January 23

Wine Dinner “White Burgundy: The Original White Wine”

Alfano’s at the Quail. Made with Chardonnay grapes, this wine comes from the Burgundy region of France known for producing the most expensive wines in the world (6-8 courses). $85/person plus tax and gratuity; 6:30 p.m.; 724-229-2777 www.alfanosatthequail.com

January 23

2nd Annual Symphony of Food, Chefs’ Showcase Dinner

Bella Sera by Greco. Sponsored by WOMEN of Southwestern PA, Inc. Unique event with five select chefs each preparing a dinner course. “Parade of Flaming Desserts”, music entertainment and Chinese Auction. Proceeds help women and children in need.

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$75/person; 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.; 724-941-5513 www.womenofswpa.org

January 30

Wine Dinner “French Bordeaux: The King of Winter”

Alfano’s at the Quail. Experience the full-bodied, silky texture of elegant Bordeauxs from Western France (6-8 courses, each paired with wine). $85/person plus tax and gratuity; 6:30 p.m.; 724-229-2777 www.alfanosatthequail.com

January 30

Art Series: Alexander Ghindin

Olin Fine Arts Center, W&J College. Pianist Ghindin won first prize at the 2007 Cleveland International Piano Competition, clinching his victory with a performance of Rachmaninoff No. 3 with the Cleveland Orchestra. General Admission $12; Seniors 60+, W&J alumni and non-W&J students $10; Children under 12 $7; Arts Series subscriptions also available; 8 p.m.; 724-223-OLIN

February Sundays in February

Antique Auction

Three Rivers Auction Gallery. Sponsored by The Three Rivers Auction Company. Contact us for auction dates. Come join the fun. Free Admission; Opens at 11 a.m.; Open to Public at Noon; 724-222-8020 www.3riversauction.com

February 5—7

Winter Tales VII

Olin Fine Arts Center, W&J College. 7th annual event. Winter Tales returns for an evening of short one-act plays drawn from original scripts submitted by members of the W&J community. Free Admission; 7:30 p.m.; 724-223-OLIN

February 5—8

Washington County Sportsmen Show

Washington Crown Center. Free to public; 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; 724-225-1838

February 6

Wine Dinner “Sparkling Wines: Pop Open the Bubbly – The Romantic Wine”

Alfano’s at the Quail. These romantic and celebratory wines will set the mood for romance. Treat your Valentine (6-8 courses,

each paired with wine). $85/ person plus tax and gratuity; 6:30 p.m.; 724-229-2777 www.alfanosatthequail.com

February 6—7

A Valentine “Death By Chocolate” Mystery Tea Victorene’s Tea. Come attend another mystery tea at Victorene’s. This is a chocolate lovers dream come true. $35/ person; Friday 7 p.m.; Saturday 1 p.m.; 727-258-7199 www.victorenestea.com

February 6—8

Romantic Getaway

Rush House Bed & Breakfast. Swing on the front porch or listen to the creek running under the house while snuggling in front of the fire. Private bath, two rooms with fireplaces. Rates start at $170; RSVP, space is limited; 724-222-RUSH or 1-888-488-RUSH www.rushhousebandb.com

February 7—8, 21—22

Indoor Winter Flea Markets

Trax Farms. Area vendors come and set up their wares to sell. Vendor space available on a first-come first-serve basis. Free Admission; Vendor Fee; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 412-835-3246 www.traxfarms.com

February 14

Washington Symphony presents “Romance of Dance”

Trinity High School, 231 Park Ave, Washington. Music covering all types of dance to woo your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. Adults $15, Seniors 65+ and Students $10; Conductor’s Corner 7:15 p.m.; Concert 8 p.m.; 724-223-9796 www.washsym.org

February 14

St. Valentine’s 3 Tier Tea

Goody Two Shoes English Tea Room and Collectible Shoppes. Let us melt your heart with our goodies and enjoy our special blend of tea in Monongahela’s Historic District. RSVP by February 9; 12:30 p.m.; 724-258-2244 www.teamap.com

February 27

Wine Dinner “Wines of Oregon”

Alfano’s at the Quail. Oregon is a world-class wine state with 15 approved winegrowing regions and more than 300 wineries producing 72 varieties (6 -8 courses, each paired with wine). $85/person plus tax and gratuity;

6:30 p.m. 724-229-2777 www.alfanosatthequail.com

February 27

Art Series: Walden Chambers Players

Olin Fine Arts Center, W&J College. A concert spent with the Walden Chamber Players is a time for discovery, featuring a flute/viola/harp program with a wonderful French and English repertoire. General Admission $12; Seniors 60+, W&J alumni and non-W&J students $10; Children under 12 $7; Arts Series subscriptions also available; 7:30 p.m.; 724-223-OLIN

March March TBA

Men’s Culinary Classic

Washington County Fairgrounds; 4th annual event sponsored by Community Action Southwest. Male amateur chefs prepare a variety of foods and participate in a cook-off. The “People’s Choice Award” is presented in several categories – attendees judge chef’s prized dishes and choose winner. Admission; 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; 724-225-9550 x 404 www.caswg.org

March TBA

Spring Cooking Class

Bella Sera by Greco’s. Participants enjoy informative, professional presentations and exceptional food in a relaxed atmosphere. Learn great tips and take the recipes home! 724-745-5575 www.grecos-bellasera.com

Olin Fine Arts Center, W&J College. The Reverend Eddie, aided by the hunch-backed Brother Lawrence, delivers his final sermon amid bizarre visions, all set in a bombed-out, postholocaust church. Free Admission; 7:30 p.m.; Saturday Matinee 2 p.m.; 724-223-OLIN

March 6—8

Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Spring Fever Festival

Event Center behind Westmoreland Mall, Greensburg. 10th annual event sponsored by Family Festivals Association, Inc. Over 165 arts and crafts booths. Find the perfect décor piece for your home or office. Flags, folk art, jewelry, stained glass and more. Adults $5.50, Seniors $5, Children 6-12 $1, under 6 free; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; 724-863-4577 familyfestivals@hotmail.com

March 7—8

Indoor Winter Flea Markets

Trax Farms. Area vendors come and set up their wares to sell. Vendor space available on a first-come first-serve basis. Free Admission; Vendor Fee; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 412-835-3246 www.traxfarms.com

March 13—14

Washington County Ag Days

Washington Crown Center. 21st annual event. Free to public; 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; 724-225-1838 www.shopwashingtoncrown.com

March 13—28

Sundays in March

“How I Learned To Drive”

Three Rivers Auction Gallery. Sponsored by The Three Rivers Auction Company. Contact us for auction dates. Come join the fun. Free Admission; Opens at 11 a.m.; Open to Public at Noon; 724-222-8020 www.3riversauction.com

March 14

Antique Auction

March 4—29

Spring “Break” Sale

The Peacock’s Tale. Break open an egg to get your discount of 20-50 percent off any item. 724-223-1501 www.thepeacockstailantiques.com

March 5—7

W&J Student Theatre Company “Some Things You Need To Know Before the World Ends: A Final Evening with the Illuminati...”

Off The Wall Theater. Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize. How one woman survived an incestuous relationship with her uncleby-marriage. $5-$20; Curtain Weekdays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m.; Sundays 3 p.m.; 724-873-3576

Adult Night Out – St. Patrick’s Day

South Franklin Twp. Fire Hall, Washington. 3rd annual event sponsored by S. Franklin Twp. Parks & Recreation. Two bands playing, Stampede and The Jades. Buffet dinner, live raffles and 50/50 drawing. Tickets available at the Community Building, Gabby Inn and School House Pizza. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; 724-225-4828 www.southfranklintwp.org


March 15

Greater Canonsburg Chamber of Commerce 19th Annual Family Pancake Breakfast

McDonald’s, Canonsburg. A family and public event celebrating its 19th year held in conjunction with McDonald’s. Join us for a morning of fun. Tickets available at the Chamber; 7 a.m.-Noon; 724-745-1812 gccc@canonchamber.com

March 21

Symposium on Life and Culture

Burnett Center, W&J College. Sponsored by The David Bradford House. History of the territories west of the Alleghenies 17551800. Held in conjunction with W&J College. See website for info and registration. Registration 8 a.m.; Event 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 724-222-3604 www.bradfordhouse.org

March 15

Bella Sera by Greco’s. Participants enjoy informative, professional presentations and exceptional food in a relaxed atmosphere. Learn great tips and take the recipes home. 724-745-5575 www.grecos-bellasera.com

First Time Home Buyers Seminar

Recreation Station. We are celebrating our new outdoor playground learning center! Games, prizes, special crafts and refreshments included with admission. $7/child, $3/adult, under 1 free; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; 724-223-7805 www.recstation.org

March 20

Spring Equinox Medicine Wheel Ceremony

The Mesa Creative Arts Center. 5th annual event sponsored by The Mesa Creative Arts Center and The Mesa Healing Center. Greet the first day of spring in a Native American Medicine Wheel ceremony. Bring something to share for a potluck dinner afterwards. Free Admission; Donations Gratefully Accepted; 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; 724-947-3097 www.mesacreativearts.com

March 21

Maple Sugaring Breakfast

Mingo Creek County Park-Shelter 6. Sponsored by Washington County Parks & Recreation. A tasty tour of Mingo Creek Park’s Sugarbush. Discover techniques used to collect and turn tree sap into 100 percent pure maple syrup. Pancake breakfast is also served. $2.50/person; RSVP Required; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; 724-228-6867

April TBA

Canonsburg General Hospital

March 21

Canonsburg General Hospital Cash Bash

Washington County Fairgrounds. Event includes free food and drinks, door prizes, baskets, raffles, 50/50 drawings. $25/person; 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m.; Drawings start 7 p.m.; 724-745-3913 rbiddle@wpahs.org

March 22

Washington Symphony Orchestra’s Annual Chamber Concert

First Christian Church, 615 E Beau St, Washington. 4th annual event. Washington Symphony is pleased to present its principal players in a chamber concert with guest conductor William Galvin. Free Admission; 3 p.m.; 724-223-9796 www.washsym.org

March 27

Wine Dinner “Haute Cuisine”

Alfano’s at the Quail. Inspired by French “high cuisine”. Features a 10-course tasting menu, each paired with Parker-Rated Wines. Limited seating available. $175/ person; RSVP Required at least two weeks in advance; 6:30 p.m.; 724-229-2777 www.alfanosatthequail.com

March 27—29

WCBA Spring Home Show

13th annual event sponsored by the Washington County Builders Association. Exhibition of a variety of homebuilding, remodeling products and services. 724-228-7673 www.wcbabuilders.org

The Spring House Easter Egg Hunt

20th annual event. Join the Big Blue Bunny for good oldfashioned fun. Crafts, singing, live animals, prizes and a great family meal inside. Three Hunts 10 a.m., Noon, 2 p.m.; 724-228-3339 www.springhousemarket.com

Sundays in April

Antique Auction

Three Rivers Auction Gallery. Sponsored by The Three Rivers Auction Company. Contact us for auction dates. Come join the fun. Free Admission; Opens at 11 a.m.; Open to Public at Noon; 724-222-8020 www.3riversauction.com

April 2

Season Opening of the Duncan & Miller Glass Museum

Stunning collection of glass, glassmaking tools and memorabilia dating from 18701955. Acquisitions added throughout year. Must see for glass enthusiast. Groups and bus tours welcome. $2.50/person; April-October Thursday-Sunday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. except holidays or by appt; 724-225-9950 dmmuseum@verizon.net

April 4

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Chess Park Gazebo and Lawn, Monongahela. Sponsored by the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce. Appearance by the Easter Bunny, Jelly Bean Counting Contest and door prizes! Easter Bonnet Parade (must pre-register). 11:30 a.m. 724-258-5919

April 4—5

PJ Party and Spring Open House

Shoppes at Scenery Hill. 4th annual event. Wear any part of your pj’s on Saturday and receive

Parks & Recreation. Organized groups and individuals are invited to participate. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Hot dogs and refreshments will be served. RSVP Requested; Mingo Creek 10 a.m.; Cross Creek 1 p.m.; 724-228-6867

April 22

Earth Day Medicine Wheel Ceremony

Spring Cooking Class

March 15

First Day of Spring Playground Kick-off

CONSOL Energy Park. 31st annual event sponsored by The Old Show Antiques, Inc. Hundreds of dealers. I-70 Exit 15. Turn right then right again into the mall’s parking lot. Stadium is on the hill overlooking the mall. Adults $3, Children under 12 free; 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; 724-942-0357 www.washingtonantiquesfair.com

20 percent off throughout the village. Great way to enjoy all our shoppes — even new ones! Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday Noon-5 p.m.; 724-945-5116 sceneryhillguild@aol.com

April TBA

Victorene’s Tea. In the lilt of Irish laughter and in honor of St. Patrick, come join us for a cup of tea! $25/person; 1 p.m.; 724-258-7199 www.victorenestea.com

March 20

Washington Antiques Fair

April

St. Patrick’s Irish Tea Party

Keller Williams Real Estate, McMurray. Today’s buyers market offers huge opportunities for first time home buyers. Come and find out how we can help. Free Admission; 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; RSVP Required; 724-941-9400 x247 www.SearchPittsburghHomes.com

March 29

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

April 4—5, 10—11

Bunny Trolley

PA Trolley Museum. Hop into spring riding an antique trolley with the Easter Bunny. Adults $9, Seniors $8, Children 3-15 $5, under 3 free, Family rate $30 up to two adults and four children; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 724-228-9256 www.pa-trolley.org

April 4—5, 10—11

Easter Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Hunts

The Mesa Creative Arts Center. 5th annual event sponsored by The Mesa Creative Arts Center and The Mesa Healing Center. Celebrate Earth Day in a Native American Medicine Wheel ceremony. Bring something to share for a potluck dinner afterwards. Free Admission; Donations Gratefully Accepted. 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; 724-947-3097 www.mesacreativearts.com

April 23—25

Bridal Fair

Washington Crown Center. Free Admission; 724-225-1838 www.shopwashingtoncrown.com

April 24—26

Weekend Advanced Beginning/Intermediate Hammered Dulcimer for Accompaniment and Lead Workshop with Ed Trickett

Trax Farms. Have breakfast, color a picture, do a craft and visit with the Easter Bunny. Hunt through thousands of eggs in our bunny patches. Breakfast $10/child, Egg hunts $7/child; Breakfast 9 a.m.; Egg Hunts every half hour 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; 412-835-3246 www.traxfarms.com

Weatherbury Farm. Thoughtful and delicate hammered dulcimer playing for lead and backup (like rubbing your stomach and patting your head while singing). $120 includes Saturday lunch; Lodging Available; Friday 7 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.11 a.m.; 724-587-3763 folkmusic.weatherburyfarm.com

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Art Series: Kevin Locke Native Dance Ensemble

Olin Fine Arts Center, W&J College. Experience the Northern Plains Flute and Hoop Dance with Kevin Locke storyteller, cultural ambassador, recording artist, and educator. General Admission $12; Seniors 60+, W&J alumni and non-W&J students $10; Children under 12 $7; Arts Series subscriptions also available; 7:30 p.m.; 724-223-OLIN

April 11

Easter Egg Hunt

Recreation Station. Join us for an eggs-tra egg-citing Easter Egg Hunt! Games, prizes and surprises included with admission. $7/child, $3/adult, Children under 1 free; 9 a.m.-11 a.m.; 724-223-7805 www.recstation.org

April 18

Earth Day/ Sweep Into Spring

North Strabane Twp. Municipal Park. 7th annual event sponsored by the N. Strabane Twp. Parks & Recreation Board. Community volunteers needed to clean up and beautify Municipal Park. Free Admission; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 724-745-0913 www.northstrabanetwp.com

April 25

Spring Open House and Earth Day Celebration

Renovation Station. The Habitat for Humanity ReStore. 2nd annual event sponsored by Habitat for Humanity. Celebrate Earth Day by supporting Habitat for Humanity and our environment! Donate, shop and get gifts, prizes, refreshments and fun! 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; 724-222-4340 www.habitatwashpa.org

Great PA Clean Up

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recipes home. 724-745-5575 www.grecos-bellasera.com

California (Jozart Studios and Around Town). 3rd annual event sponsored by the California Area Optimist Club. A collection of the artistic talents of the students in our school district. Free Admission; Noon-4 p.m.; 724-938-2606

May TBA

Cultural Arts Expo

April 26

Burgh’s Pizza & Wings 10K Run and 2 Mile Fun Walk

Cecil Park, Event on Montour Trail. 9th annual event sponsored by Burgh’s Pizza & Wings. A 10K fundraiser for the Montour Trail. Post race party afterwards. 10K Adults $25, Children under 12 $20; Walk $10; 10K 10 a.m.; Walk 10:15 a.m.; 412-278-3653 www.montourtrail.org

April 26

Pet Search Rabies PLUS Clinic

915 Jessop Place, Washington. Sponsored by Pet Search. Low cost pet inoculations and microchipping. Dogs on leashes, cats in carriers please. Rabies $5; Other Vaccinations Available; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 724-228-7335

April 26

Washington Antiques Fair CONSOL Energy Park. 31st annual event sponsored by The Old Show Antiques, Inc. Hundreds of dealers. I-70 Exit 15. Turn right then right again into the mall’s parking lot. Stadium is on hill overlooking the mall. Adults $3, Children 12 and under free; 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; 724-942-0357 www.washingtonantiquesfair.com

April 28

Election Day Soup & Bake Sale

McDonald Trail Station. Homemade soups, hot dogs and many baked goods. Vote, eat in or take out for lunch or dinner. Delicious! 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; 724-926-2861 karaskottage@verizon.net

May May TBA

Annual Business Bash

53rd annual event sponsored by the Greater Canonsburg Chamber of Commerce. Business bash and expo. Food stations, cash bar, expo tables to showcase local businesses and networking. 724-745-1812 gccc@canonchamber.com

Main St, Claysville. Sponsored by the American Legion Post #639, 9:30 a.m.; 724-663-5175

Discover the exciting world of fungi. The program includes an introduction to morel mushrooms, morel hunting excursions and an edible mushroom slide show. $5/person; $5/campsite; RSVP Required; Noon Saturday-Noon Sunday; 724-228-6867

Sundays in May

May 4

Memorial Day Parade

Antique Auction

Three Rivers Auction Gallery. Sponsored by The Three Rivers Auction Company. Contact us for auction dates. Come join the fun. Free Admission, Opens at 11 a.m.; Open to Public at Noon; 724-222-8020 www.3riversauction.com

May 1—2

Vintage Trolley to John White House

1806 John White House, Washington County Fairgrounds. Sponsored by the PA Trolley Museum and the Washington County History and Landmarks Foundation. The 1880’s spring farm demonstrations and handson activities. RSVP Required; 724-228-9256 www.washcolandmarks.com

May 2

Washington Symphony presents ”Homegrown”

Trinity High School, 231 Park Ave, Washington. Music composed by and familiar to Western PA. Enjoy the finale of our 2008-09 season! Adults $15, Seniors 65+, Students $10, Conductor’s Corner 7:15 p.m.; Concert 8 p.m.; 724-223-9796 www.washsym.org

May 2—3

Meadowcroft’s Opening Weekend

May 6

Bradford House Opens For Season

175 S Main St., Washington. Tour this 18th Century showplace. Home of David Bradford, infamous leader of The Whiskey Rebellion. Adults $5, Students $3; Wednesday, Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday 2 p.m.7 p.m.; 724-222-3604 www.bradfordhouse.org

May 8—23

“Four Dogs and a Bone” Off The Wall Theater. A riotous, malicious dissection of the movie industry without benefit of anesthetic. $5-$20; Curtain Weekdays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m.; Sundays 3 p.m.; 724-873-3576

May 9

Celebration of Women Mother’s Day Teas

Victorene’s Tea. Come make a memory with the special women in your life at our Mother’s Day teas. $25/person; 1 p.m.; 724-258-7199 www.victorenestea.com

May 9

May 2—3

Mother’s Day Chicken Bar B Q

Morel Madness Weekend

Mingo Creek County Park-Shelter 8. Sponsored by Washington County Parks & Recreation.

Mother’s Day 3 Tier Tea

Goody Two Shoes English Tea Room and Collectible Shoppes. Come celebrate your special day at our 5th annual event. Relax and enjoy our goodies that we have prepared just for you. RSVP by May 4; 724-258-2244 www.teamap.com

May 10

The Spring House. 24th annual event. Bring Mom and the family to the farm for old-fashioned eating and music. BBQ chicken quarters with all the fixings! Noon-9 p.m.; 724-228-3339 www.springhousemarket.com

Every Thursday May 14—October 29

The Main Street Farmers’ Market

Spring Cooking Class

Bella Sera by Greco’s. Participants enjoy informative, professional presentations and exceptional food in a relaxed atmosphere. Learn great tips and take the

139 S Main St., Washington. 6th season. Buy the freshest local produce, meats, dairy and prepared foods at our lively, musical Farmers’ Market. 3 p.m.-

Downtown Canonsburg

Calendar of Events

Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center, Monongahela Valley Hospital. Sponsored by the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. 1 p.m.; 724-258-1234

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Museum of Rural Life. Our 40th year. Discover 16,000 years all in one day! Enjoy Meadowcroft’s prehistoric Rockshelter, Indian village and rural village with special programs. Adults $10, Seniors $9, Children 6-16 $5, under 6 free; Saturday Noon5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; 724-587-3412 www.pghhistory.org/meadowcroft

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Linen Ingathering Tea

6 p.m.; 412-296-0518 www.washpa.net/farmersmarket

May 15

Alvin C. Janovich Memorial Golf Classic

Southpointe Golf Club. 12th annual event sponsored by Community Action Southwest. 724-225-9550 x404 www.caswg.org

May 15

First Time Home Buyers Seminar

Keller Williams Real Estate, McMurray. Today’s buyers market offers huge opportunities for first time home buyers. Come and find out how we can help. Free Admission; 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; RSVP Required; 724-941-9400 x247 www.SearchPittsburghHomes.com

May 15—16

Artist Getaway

Rush House Bed and Breakfast. A weekend to relax and focus on your artistic skills. Paint, scrapbook or write! A creek runs right under our B&B, very inspiring! Private bath, two rooms with fireplaces. Rates start at $75/night; Call for Reservations; 724-222-RUSH or 1-888-488-RUSH www.rushhousebandb.com

Available; Friday 7 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.11 a.m.; 724-587-3763 folkmusic.weatherburyfarm.com

May 16

7th Annual Fleatique

McDonald Trail Station. Fun flea and antique market with free parking. Visit the McDonald Trail Station’s Historical Center and gift shop. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 724-926-8808 carole1307@verizon.net

May 16—17

National Pike Steam, Gas & Horse Association 29th Annual Spring Show

Spring Road, Centerville Borough, off Rt. 40, 4 miles west of Brownsville. Working displays of antique farm and construction equipment, sawmill and shingle making. Great food, crafts, flea market, live music, hayrides, fun for the whole family! Free Admission; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; 724-785-6855 www.nationalpike.com

May 15—17

National Road Festival

Along the Corridor. Sponsored by the National Road Heritage Corridor. Features many activities in the National Road towns, including the two wagon trains traveling the corridor. Admission Varies; Most Free. Hours vary; mostly 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; some evening entertainment; 724-437-9872 www.nationalroadpa.org In Claysville: May 16-17 Free Admission; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; 724-663-7725 In Scenery Hill: May 16-17 36th annual event sponsored by the National Pike Festival Committee. A great family weekend with food, bands, crafts and shoppes. Fireworks Saturday 9 p.m. Re-enactment Revolutionary War troop, Conestoga Wagon Train arrives Saturday 1p.m. Free Admission; 10 a.m.-7p.m. 724-945-5385

May 15—17

Weekend Beginning Mountain Dulcimer Workshop with Bill Schilling

Weatherbury Farm. Learn melody, drones and chord backup for playing the mountain dulcimer. Play from written music and by ear. Saturday night concert and/or jam open to public. $120 includes Saturday lunch; Lodging

May 17

Antique Bottle Show and Sale

Alpine Star Lodge, Washington. 35th annual event sponsored by the Washington County Antique Bottle Club. $3 Donation; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; 724-345-3653 or 412-298-7831 heidirus@gmail.com

May 22—25

Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale

Tanger Outlet Center. 724-225-8435 www.tangeroutlet.com Tanger Outlets


May 23

Farm Heritage Day at The Spring House

2nd annual event. Antique tractors, old-time artisans, dairy farm tours, live music, door prizes, BBQ, great eating, good oldfashioned fun! Free Admission. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 724-228-3339 www.springhousemarket.com

May 24

The Kelly Miller Circus

North Strabane Twp. Municipal Park. Bring the whole family for an enjoyable American Tradition at the circus. Discounted tickets may be purchased at the Twp. office or at Wendy’s (on Racetrack Rd) the preceding week. Two performances 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. 724-745-0913 or 724-745-8880 www.northstrabanetwp.com

May 25

5K Race/Walk

North Strabane Twp. Municipal Park. 8th annual event sponsored by the N. Strabane Twp. Parks & Recreation Board and the N. Strabane Twp. VFD. 5K Race/ Walk. Proceeds benefit VFD. Prizes for winners in various age categories. 724-745-0913 www.northstrabanetwp.com

May 30—31

“How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place”

Cooperative Main Street Program. Shop Downtown Canonsburg for farm fresh produce, fresh breads and much more! 3 p.m.-6 p.m.; 724-745-1515 www.ourtownco-op.org

discount of 25-40 percent off your entire purchase. 724-223-1501 www.thepeacockstailantiques.com

Every Thursday June—October

Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center, Monongahela Valley Hospital. Sponsored by the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 724-258-1234

The Main Street Farmers’ Market

139 S Main St, Washington. 6th season. Buy the freshest local produce, meats, dairy and prepared foods at our lively, musical Farmers’ Market. 3 p.m.6 p.m.; 412-296-0518 www.washpa.net/farmersmarket

Every Friday June—September

Monongahela Farmers’ Market

Chess Park, Monongahela. 3 annual event. Fresh local produce, fruits, baked goods, honey, jams and jellies. 3 p.m.-6 p.m.; 724-258-5905 rd

Sundays in June

Concerts in the Park

Canonsburg Town Park. Presented on various Sunday evenings. Call for exact times and dates. Free Admission; 724-745-1800

Sundays in June

Antique Auction

Olin Fine Arts Center, W&J College. Concert performed by the Washington County Arts Choir. $12/person, Saturday 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 3pm; 724-250-WCAC (9222) www.wcac-sing.org

Three Rivers Auction Gallery. Sponsored by The Three Rivers Auction Company. Contact us for auction dates. Come join the fun. Free Admission. Opens at 11 a.m.; Open to Public at Noon; 724-222-8020 www.3riversauction.com

May 31

June 1

Washington Antiques Fair CONSOL Energy Park. 31 annual event sponsored by The Old Show Antiques, Inc. Hundreds of dealers. I-70 Exit 15. Turn right then right again into the mall’s parking lot. Stadium is on hill overlooking the mall. Adults $3, Children 12 and under free; 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; 724-942-0357 www.washingtonantiquesfair.com st

June June TBA

84 Lumber Championship Bull Ride

20th Annual Golf Outing & Fundraiser

Rolling Hills Country Club, McMurray. Sponsored by the Peters Township Chamber of Commerce. Fundraiser to benefit the Peters Township VFD. Proceeds purchase equipment and fund services to the community. $120/golfer; 11 a.m4 p.m.; 724-941-6345 www.peterstownshipchamber.com

June 5

Strawberry Festival

June 6

Sarris Candies Run for Alex

Bentleyville Social Hall. 5th annual event sponsored by Sarris Candies. 5 and 2 mile competitive runs in a beautiful country setting to support From Alex with Love scholarship and philanthropic foundation. 1 mile family run/walk through Bentleyville also supports cause. 5 mile $18, 2 mile $15, 1 mile Adults $10, Students $7.50, Registration 7 a.m.; Race 9 a.m. 724-239-2785 www.fromalexwithlove.com

June 6

Montour Trail, National Access Area, Cecil Henderson Road. 5th annual event sponsored by the Cecil Friends of the Montour Trail. Refreshments available for both four legged and two legged participants. Goodie bags, photos with your pets. Benefits the Montour Trail. One dog $10, two dogs $16; RSVP, 9:30 a.m.-Noon 412-445-0185 www.montourtrail.org

June 6

National Trail Day Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

McDonald Trail Station. Family togetherness meal, large parking area, walk on Panhandle Trail before or after eating. Visit our Historic Center for free. Adults $5; Children under 12 $3; 8 a.m.Noon; 724-926-4617 timthomassy@aol.com

June 6

The Peacock’s Tale. Pick a peacock feather and reveal your

Monongahela and New Eagle. 11th annual event sponsored by the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce. Gigantic 3 mile flea market, yard, craft and antique show along Main Street. Food vendors at both locations. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; 724-258-5919

Village Tack AVFD Arena. 5th annual event sponsored by 84 Lumber. The Village Tack AVFD Arena’s signature event promises lots of family fun as it kicks off a full summer of exciting entertainment. 724-225-5600 www.avfdarena.com

“Fleatique on the Mon”

June 7

Art in the Park

Washington Park. 7th annual event sponsored by Tripp-Umbach, Wash-Arts, A Hopson Potter, and the Historic George Washington Hotel. Artisans demonstrate and offer unique work to purchase. Wash Arts provides a full day of performing arts. Children enjoy

Every Tuesday June—September

“To Market Tuesdays” Farmers’ Market

Luksis Lot, E Pike St, Canonsburg. Sponsored by Our Town

June 12—14

Trax Farms Strawberry Festival

Start your summer off with the delicious taste of homegrown strawberries. Mouth watering strawberry treats, children’s activities, pick your own strawberries (PYO) and more. No Admission; Activity Fees, 10 a.m.5 p.m. (call for availability and times for PYO) 412-835-3246 www.traxfarms.com

June 13—14

Strawberry Festival

Triple B Farms. 24th annual event. Farm-fresh homegrown strawberries. Hayrides to the patch, refreshments, farm market and animals, playground and gift shop. Groups welcome. Free Admission; Nominal Fee for Children’s Activities, 9 a.m.5 p.m.; 724-258-3557 www.triplebfarms.com

Tails for Montour Trail 5K Fun Dog Walk

June 3—28

June “Plume” Sale

face painting and more. Good food and great fun. Free Admission; 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; 724-413-4648 or 724-413-4281 wfaust@hotmail.com

June 21

Father’s Day Steak Fry and Chicken BBQ

The Spring House. 21st annual event. BBQ Chicken, marinated steak and all the fixings, live country music and free cone for every Dad. Noon-9 p.m.; 724-228-3339 www.springhousemarket.com

June 26—28

St. Anthony Festa

St. Anthony Festa Park, Monongahela. 16th annual event. Enjoy homemade ethnic food, BBQ, wings and fries, small games of chance, bingo, kids’ games and flea market. Featuring “Elmoz Fire” and Karl Lukitsch Band. Free Admission, FridaySaturday 5 p.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday 3 p.m.-9 p.m. 724-258-9710

June 26—28

Doll House Show

Greene County Historical Society Museum. Doll house enthusiasts young and old will have the opportunity to display doll houses they have designed/built. 724-627-3204 www.greenecountyhistory.com

June 27

Peters Township Community Day & Fireworks

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Museum of Rural Life

June 20—21

Meadowcroft Atlatl Competition

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Museum of Rural Life. Try using the atlatl, a spear-thrower used by prehistoric hunters, and watch experts compete. Prizes awarded for the best beginners. Adults $10, Seniors $9, Children 6-16 $5, under 6 free; Saturday Noon5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; 724-587-3412 www.pghhistory.org/meadowcroft

June 21

Summer Solstice Medicine Wheel Ceremony

The Mesa Creative Arts Center. 5th annual event sponsored by The Mesa Creative Arts Center and The Mesa Healing Center. Greet the first day of Summer in a Native American Medicine Wheel ceremony. Bring something to share for a potluck dinner afterwards. Free Admission; Donations Gratefully Accepted. 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; 724-947-3097 www.mesacreativearts.com

Peterswood Park. 31st annual event sponsored by the Peters Township Municipality, Chamber of Commerce & Parks and Recreation. Food, games, entertainment, vendors, the Rock Off, raffles with great prizes and much more. Free Admission; 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fireworks approx 9:30 p.m. www.peterstownship.com

June 27—July 4 (closed June 28)

McSummerfest

Heritage Park, McDonald. 17th annual event sponsored by the McDonald VFD. A family oriented fun filled weeklong event featuring live entertainment nightly, food, games and carnival rides. Fireworks on the 4th of July by Zambelli Fireworks. Free Entertainment, Admission and Parking; 6 p.m.-11 p.m. 724-926-9190 www.mcdonaldfire.com

June 28

Anything on Wheels: Antique Car and Trolley Festival

PA Trolley Museum. Come and see a variety of beautifully restored antique cars and trolleys. Face painting, balloon animals, model train displays and other family fun is at the PTM! Adults $9, Seniors $8, Children 3-15 $5, under 3 free, Family rate $30 up to two adults and four children, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 724-228-9256 www.pa-trolley.org

Village Tack AVFD Arena

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June 28

Washington Antiques Fair CONSOL Energy Park. 31st annual event sponsored by The Old Show Antiques, Inc. Hundreds of dealers. I-70 Exit 15. Turn right then right again into the mall’s parking lot. Stadium is on hill overlooking the mall. Adults $3; Children 12 and under free; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 724-942-0357 www.washingtonantiquesfair.com

July July TBA

Firemen’s Festival

Claysville Fire Hall. Sponsored by the Claysville Volunteer Firemen. Food, raffles, prizes and games. Starts at 5:59pm-Midnight. 724-663-5092

Every Tuesday July—September

“To Market Tuesdays” Farmers’ Market

Luksis Lot, E Pike St., Canonsburg. Sponsored by Our Town Cooperative Main Street Program. Shop Downtown Canonsburg for farm fresh produce, fresh breads and much more! 3 p.m.-6 p.m. 724-745-1515 www.ourtownco-op.org

Every Thursday July—October

The Main Street Farmers’ Market

139 S Main St., Washington. 6th season. Buy the freshest local produce, meats, dairy and prepared foods at our lively, musical Farmers’ Market. 3 p.m.6 p.m.; 412-296-0518 www.washpa.net/farmersmarket

Every Thursday July—October

Charleroi Farmers’ Market

Chamber Plaza Parking Lot. Sponsored by TEAM Charleroi Business and Community Alliance. Homegrown fruits, vegetables and other homemade items. All local vendors and farmers. Senior vouchers accepted. 3 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; 724-483-3070 www.teamcharleroi.org

Every Friday July—September

Monongahela Farmers’ Market

Chess Park, Monongahela. 3rd annual event. Fresh local produce, fruits, baked goods, honey, jams and jellies. 3 p.m.-6 p.m.; 724-258-5905

Sundays in July

Concerts in the Park

Canonsburg Town Park. Presented on various Sunday evenings. Call for exact times and dates. Free Admission; 724-745-1800

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July 3

July 11

Downtown Charleroi. Sponsored by TEAM Charleroi Business and Community Alliance. Parade, fireworks and plenty of fun for the whole family. 724-483-3070 www.teamcharleroi.org

Main Pavilion. 22nd annual event sponsored by the McGuffey Community Park Board of Directors. Live band, including Delmonico Steak, baked potatoes, salad, dessert and beverages. $20/person, 5 p.m.-11:30 p.m.; 724-663-4380

Charleroi Fireworks Celebration

July 3

Fireworks Spectacular

River Parking Lot, Fredericktown. Sponsored by the Fredericktown Area Chamber of Commerce. Come and enjoy a spectacular display. Everyone is welcome. 9:30 p.m.; 724-377-0869

July 3—5

Independence Day Sidewalk Sale

McGuffey Park Steak Fry

July 11

Touch-a-Truck

Peterswood Park. 3rd annual event sponsored by Peters Twp. Parks & Recreation. Children can get close up to their favorite equipment. There is a variety of construction, safety vehicles, etc. Free Admission; 10 a.m.-Noon; 724-942-5000 www.peterstownship.com

Tanger Outlet Center. 724-225-8435 www.tangeroutlet.com

July 15

July 4

Keller Williams Real Estate, McMurray. Today’s buyers market offers huge opportunities for first time home buyers. Come and find out how we can help. Free Admission, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; RSVP Required; 724-941-9400 x247 www.SearchPittsburghHomes.com

Independence Day Celebration

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Museum of Rural Life. Celebrate the spirit of 19th Century rural America with historical demonstrations, period games and a pie eating contest. Adults $10, Seniors $9, Children 6-16 $5, Children under 6 free; Saturday Noon-5 p.m.; 724-587-3412 www.pghhistory.org/meadowcroft

July 4

Canonsburg 4th of July Celebration

Downtown Canonsburg. 47th annual event sponsored by the Canonsburg July 4th Celebration, Inc. One of the largest parades in the state. Entire day of free fun family entertainment. Free Admission; Parade 10 a.m.; Town Park Events Noon-5 p.m.; Fireworks at the Stadium at Dusk; 724-745-9686

July 4

Fireworks Extravaganza and Entertainment

Monongahela Aquatorium. Sponsored by the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce. Largest fireworks display in the Valley! Seating for 5,000. Donations most welcome! Entertainment and food concessions 6 p.m.; Fireworks display set to patriotic music 9:45 p.m.; 724-258-5919

July 8, 22

Concerts in the Park

Peterswood Park Amphitheater. Sponsored by Peters Twp. Parks & Recreation. Enjoy the atmosphere and free entertainment. Bands to be announced at a later date. Free Admission. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. 724-942-5000 www.peterstownship.com

First Time Home Buyers Seminar

July 19

Classics on Main

Main Street, Washington. 5th annual event sponsored by the Covered Bridge Region AACA. Classic cars, trucks and more, showing their stuff to generations of enthusiasts. Noon-4 p.m.; 724-344-1000 or 724-222-4661

July 24

Duncan & Miller Glass Auction

Washington County Fairgrounds & Expo Center. Bid on a wide variety of beautiful Duncan & Miller Glassware. Collectors and glass enthusiasts look forward to this annual event. Free Admission; 5:30 p.m.; 724-225-9950 dmmuseum@verizon.net

The George Washington Hotel

July 25

The National Duncan Glass Society 34th Annual Convention Dinner

The George Washington Hotel. Enjoy the historic beauty of the George Washington Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, fine dining and special guest speaker — collector and author Tom Felt. Public is welcome. Reservations Required 6 p.m.; 724-222-3334 rlalli@encotech.net

July 25—26

34th Annual Duncan & Miller Glass Show and Sale

6th season. Buy the freshest local produce, meats, dairy and prepared foods at our lively, musical Farmers’ Market. 3 p.m.6 p.m. 412-296-0518 www.washpa.net/farmersmarket

Every Thursday August—October

Charleroi Farmers’ Market

Chamber Plaza Parking Lot. Sponsored by TEAM Charleroi Business and Community Alliance. Homegrown fruits, vegetables and other homemade items. All local vendors and farmers. Senior vouchers accepted. 3 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; 724-483-3070 www.teamcharleroi.org

Washington County Fairgrounds & Expo Center. Sponsored by The National Duncan Glass Society. Twenty exhibitors display beautiful antique glassware. Door prizes, Chinese Auction and special events. Glass Identification on Sunday. Visit www.duncanmiller.net for details. $4/person; Good for Both Days; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 724-225-9950 dmmuseum@verizon.net

Monongahela Farmers’ Market

July 26

Sundays in August

Washington Antiques Fair CONSOL Energy Park. 31st annual event sponsored by The Old Show Antiques, Inc. Hundreds of dealers. I-70 Exit 15. Turn right then right again into the mall’s parking lot. Stadium is on hill overlooking the mall. Adults $3, Children 12 and under free; 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 724-942-0357 www.washingtonantiquesfair.com

July 31

Twilight Trail Walk VII

Farmhouse Coffee & St. Petersburg Center, McMurray. 7th annual event sponsored by the Montour Trail. Walk on the candle lit Montour Trail. Included in entry is glow necklace, refreshments, raffles and music. Benefits the Montour Trail in Peters Twp. $5/person, Children under 5 and pets free; 8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.; 412-835-3011 www.montourtrail.org

August Every Tuesday August—September

“To Market Tuesdays” Farmers’ Market

Luksis Lot, E Pike St.,Canonsburg. Sponsored by Our Town Cooperative Main Street Program. Shop Downtown Canonsburg for farm fresh produce, fresh breads and much more! 3 p.m.-6 p.m. 724-745-1515 www.ourtownco-op.org

Every Thursday August—October

The Main Street Farmers’ Market

139 S Main St., Washington.

Every Friday August—September Chess Park, Monongahela. 3rd annual event. Fresh local produce, fruits, baked goods, honey, jams and jellies. 3 p.m.-6 p.m.; 724-258-5905

Concerts in the Park

Canonsburg Town Park. Presented on various Sunday evenings. Call for exact times and dates. Free Admission; 724-745-1800

August 2

Concert in the Park

South Franklin Twp. Park. 8th annual event sponsored by S. Franklin Twp. Parks & Recreation. Live band playing for the whole family to enjoy and the park board members will be selling food from our concession stand. Free Admission; 1 p.m. 724-225-4828 www.southfranklintwp.org

August 5, 19

Concerts in the Park

Peterswood Park Amphitheater. Sponsored by Peters Twp. Parks & Recreation. Enjoy the atmosphere and free entertainment. Bands to be announced at a later date. Free Admission; 7 p.m.-9 p.m.; 724-942-5000 www.peterstownship.com

August 7

The Washington Hospital Foundation 2009 Sporting Clay Shoot The Shooting Academy at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. 5th annual event. Single Shooter $175, Team of Four $800; 9 a.m. start; 724-223-3875 jmercer@washingtonhospital.org

August 7—9

29th Annual National Pike, Steam, Gas and Horse Association Show Spring Rd, Centerville Borough, off Rt. 40, 4 miles west of Brownsville. Working displays of antique farm and construction


10 a.m.-1 p.m. 724-942-5000 www.peterstownship.com

August 15—22

Washington County Agricultural Fair

equipment, saw mill and shingle making. Food, crafts, flea market, live music and hayrides. Fun for the whole family! Adults $5, Children 12 and under free; Senior Day Friday $3; 10 a.m.6 p.m.; 724-785-6855 www.nationalpike.com

August 7—9

Scrapbooking Weekend

Rush House Bed and Breakfast. Treat yourself to a full weekend of scrapbooking. Instruction and various supplies provided. All food included. Crop till you drop! Four bedrooms with private bath, two with fireplaces. $200 for this all inclusive event; RSVP Required; 724-222-RUSH or 1-888-488-RUSH www.rushhousebandb.com

August 7—15

PONY League Baseball World Series

Lew Hays PONY Field, Washington Park. 58th annual tournament sponsored by World Series Tournaments, Inc. Ten of the world’s best 13-14 year old baseball teams gather in Washington, PA, the home of PONY Baseball. Adults $5, Under 15 $3, Doubleheaders August 7, 10-13, 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Tripleheaders August 8-9, 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Championship Game August 15, 1 p.m.; 724-222-2110

August 14—16

California Gold Rush Days California. 2nd annual event sponsored by the California Area Optimist Club. Community event with food, crafts, entertainment, etc. Proceeds benefit the community children. The 2008 festival was ranked #2 in the Zone 13 Optimist Clubs of NJ, DE and PA. Friday 3 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.;Sunday Noon-7 p.m.; 724-938-2606 www.calgoldrushdays.com

August 15

Fishing Derby

Peters Lake Park. 10th annual event sponsored by the McMurray Rotary Club and Peters Twp. All children grades K-5 are eligible. Prizes for largest fish, smallest fish, first fish and most fish. Giveaways all day. $5/ resident, $10/non-resident,

Washington County Fairgrounds. 211th annual event. Locally grown products, displays, entertainment and rides. 4-H and FFA displays and market animals for show and sale. Food, tractor and horse pulls, demolition derby and country singers. Trolley rides to the fair provided by the PA Trolley Museum. $9/person; 8 a.m.11 p.m.; 724-225-7718 www.washingtonfair.org

August 15—22

Open House at 1806 John White House

Washington County Fairgrounds. Sponsored by the Washington County History and Landmarks Foundation. Historic displays and demonstrations during the Washington County Fair week. Free Admission; 724-225-2350 www.washcolandmarks.com

August 17

The Washington Hospital Foundation’s Ladies Golf Classic

Valleybrook Country Club. 15th annual event planned for by a committee of women, for women only and benefiting women’s healthcare at the hospital. 18-hole golf; afternoon bridge; Chinese, Silent and Live Auctions; and a short dinner program. Golf $225; Bridge $65; Dinner only $50; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; 724-229-2701 sschumacher@ washingtonhospital.org

August 22

Fishing Derby

Canonsburg Lake. 3rd annual event sponsored by the N. Strabane Twp. Parks & Recreation Board. Bait provided. Fish and Boat Commission present. Goodie bags, refreshments and prizes. Free Admission, Registration 8:30 a.m.; Event 9 a.m.-Noon. RSVP Encouraged; 724-745-0913 www.northstrabanetwp.com

August 21—23

Washington Arts and Heritage Festival

Downtown Washington. The City of Washington comes alive with

arts, crafts, live entertainment and food for this 5th annual event. Fun for the entire family. Free Admission; 724-705-0706

August 30

Washington Antiques Fair CONSOL Energy Park. 31st annual event sponsored by The Old Show Antiques, Inc. Hundreds of dealers. I-70 Exit 15. Turn right then right again into the mall’s parking lot. Stadium is on hill overlooking the mall. Adults $3, Children 12 and under free; 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; 724-942-0357 www.washingtonantiquesfair.com

September September TBA

Art in the Garden

LeMoyne House.16th annual event sponsored by the Washington County Historical Society. Original artwork by renowned regional artists. Live music, hors d’oeuvres. Admission; 2 p.m.6 p.m.;724-225-6740 www.wchspa.org

Every Tuesday in September

“To Market Tuesdays” Farmers’ Market

Luksis Lot, E Pike St, Canonsburg. Sponsored by Our Town Cooperative Main Street Program. Shop Downtown Canonsburg for farm fresh produce, fresh breads and much more! 3 p.m.-6 p.m.; 724-745-1515 www.ourtownco-op.org

Every Thursday September—October

The Main Street Farmers’ Market

139 S Main St., Washington. 6th season. Buy the freshest local produce, meats, dairy and prepared foods at our lively, musical Farmers’ Market. 3 p.m.6 p.m.; 412-296-0518 www.washpa.net/farmersmarket

Sundays in September

Antique Auction

Three Rivers Auction Gallery. Sponsored by The Three Rivers Auction Company. Contact us for auction dates. Come join the fun. Free Admission; Opens at 11 a.m.; Open to the Public at Noon; 724-222-8020 www.3riversauction.com

September 2—30

The “Covered” Cage Sale The Peacock’s Tail Antique and Curiosity Shop. Visit our Covered Bridges then stop in for 25 percent off storewide. 724-223-1501 www.thepeacockstailantiques.com

September 4—7

Pennsylvania Arts and Crafts Colonial Festival

Westmoreland Fairgrounds, Greensburg. 16th annual event sponsored by Family Festivals Association, Inc. Experience colonial times. Over 200 indoor and outdoor booths. Quilts, dried floral, wrought iron, soft sculpture, homemade food, petting zoo, re-enactors and live music. Adults $5.50, Seniors $5, Children 6-12 $1, under 6 free; Friday and Monday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.8 p.m.; 724-863-4577 familyfestivals@hotmail.com

September 7—12

West Alexander Fair

Rt. 40. 103rd annual event sponsored by the West Alexander Agricultural Association. A truly Agricultural Fair held in a beautiful country setting. Livestock, crafts, home and dairy, vegetables, flowers, fruits, youth and 4-H/FFA market animals. Grandstand events, rides and food. $7/person; Monday and Saturday 8 a.m.-11 p.m. TuesdayFriday 1 p.m.-10 p.m.; 724-484-7340 www.westalexfair.com

September 11—13

Charleroi Farmers’ Market

Weekend Beginning Hammered Dulcimer Workshop with Bill Schilling

Every Friday in September

September 12

Every Thursday September—October Chamber Plaza Parking Lot. Sponsored by TEAM Charleroi Business and Community Alliance. Homegrown fruits, vegetables and other homemade items. All local vendors and farmers. Senior vouchers accepted. 3 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; 724-483-3070 www.teamcharleroi.org

Monongahela Farmers’ Market

Chess Park, Monongahela. 3rd annual event. Fresh local produce, fruits, baked goods, honey, jams and jellies. 3 p.m.-6 p.m.; 724-258-5905

Weatherbury Farm. Learn basic melody playing, accompaniment and embellishment, tuning and care of the hammered dulcimer. Loaner hammered dulcimers available. $120 includes Saturday lunch; Lodging Available; Friday 7 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.11 a.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-11 a.m.; 724-587-3763 folkmusic.weatherburyfarm.com

and desserts. Children’s games and raffles.There will be many booths with treasures and a Chinese auction. Free Admission; 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; 724-267-3888 mclib@roadlynx.net

September 12—13

Trucks and Trolleys

PA Trolley Museum. The Antique Truck Club of America celebrates its 20th anniversary at the PA Trolley Museum. Beautifully restored trucks and trolleys in a festival atmosphere. Adults $9, Seniors $8, Children 3-15 $5, under 3 free; Family rate $30 up to two adults and four children; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 724-228-9256 www.pa-trolley.org

September 13

Pet Search Rabies PLUS Clinic

915 Jessop Place, Washington. Sponsored by Pet Search. Low cost pet inoculations and microchipping. Dogs on leashes; cats in carriers please. Rabies $5; Other Vaccinations Available; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 724-228-7335

September 14

25th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament

Valley Brook Country Club, McMurray. Sponsored by Canonsburg General Hospital. Scramble event to include breakfast, on-course lunch and dinner. Hole-in-one/putting contests, skill prizes, 50/50 drawing and raffles. $250/player; 11 a.m. start; 724-745-3913 rbiddle@wpahs.org

September 15

First Time Home Buyers Seminar

Keller Williams Real Estate, McMurray. Today’s buyers market offers huge opportunities for first time home buyers. Come and find out how we can help. Free Admission; 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; RSVP Required; 724-941-9400 x247 www.SearchPittsburghHomes.com

September 17

Senior Expo

Washington Crown Center. Sponsored by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Area on Aging and State Representative Tim Solobay. 724-225-1838 www.shopwashingtoncrown.com

Marianna Library Fall Festival

West Bethlehem Community Park. 9th annual event sponsored by the Marianna Friends of the Library. Live music; entertainment; delicious, hot, homemade foods; PA Bavarian Oktoberfest

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September 18—20

Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest

Downtown Canonsburg. 11 annual event sponsored by the Greater Canonsburg Chamber of Commerce. The State’s premiere Oktoberfest includes two stages of entertainment, German food, dancing and music, plus country, rock, pop, jazz and R&B. Fireworks extravaganza September 19. Free Admission; Friday 5 p.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; 724-745-1812 www.canonchamber.com th

September 18—20

Weekend Advanced Beginning/Intermediate Mountain and Hammered Dulcimer with Voice Workshop with Madeline MacNeil

Weatherbury Farm. Both hammered and mountain dulcimer provide entrancing, interesting vocal accompaniment. This workshop will explore that concept from basics to implementation. $120 includes Saturday lunch; Lodging Available; Friday 7 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.11 a.m.; 724-587-3763 folkmusic.weatherburyfarm.com

September 19—20

Our Covered Bridge Teas

Victorene’s Tea. As the leaves fall upon our river banks, we’re celebrating Monongahela’s

history with a tea devoted to our historic city. $25/person; 1 p.m.; 724-258-7199 www.victorenestea.com

Weekends, September 19—October 25

Trax Farms Fall Festival

Mountains of pumpkins, hayrides, pony and train rides, food booths, corn mazes, apple treats, “pick your own” pumpkin and more. Fun for the whole family. Free Admission; Activity Fees; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 412-835-3246 www.traxfarms.com

September 20— October 20

TangerStyle of Pink

Tanger Outlet Center. Tanger’s 18th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. Purchase a pink card for $1 and get 25 percent off a single item at a single store. 724-225-8435 www.tangeroutlet.com

September 22

Fall Equinox Medicine Wheel Ceremony

The Mesa Creative Arts Center. 5th annual event sponsored by The Mesa Creative Arts Center and The Mesa Healing Center. Greet the first day of autumn in a Native American Medicine Wheel ceremony. Bring something to share for a potluck dinner afterwards. Free Admission; Donations Gratefully Accepted; 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; 724-947-3097 www.mesacreativearts.com

September 25—26

Vintage Trolley to John White House

1806 John White House, Washington County Fairgrounds. Sponsored by the PA Trolley Museum and the Washington County History and Landmarks Foundation. The 1880’s fall farm demonstrations and hands-on activities. RSVP Required; 724-228-9256 www.washcolandmarks.com

September 26

Craft and Yard Sale

South Franklin Twp. Park. 3rd annual event sponsored by S. Franklin Twp. Park and Recreation. We have lots of vendors and great craft ideas, plus food and DJ entertainment. Free to public; Vendor Fee; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 724-225-4828 www.southfranklintwp.org

September 26-27

Cecil Fall Festival

Cecil Municipal Park. 22nd annual event sponsored by Cecil Twp. Parks & Recreation. An entertaining, educational and community driven celebration, featuring arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities, fireworks and hot air balloon rides. Free Admission; Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; 724-745-2227 www.ceciltownship-pa.gov 

September 27

Washington Antiques Fair CONSOL Energy Park. 31st annual event sponsored by The Old Show Antiques, Inc. Hundreds of dealers. I-70 Exit 15. Turn right then right again into the mall’s parking lot. Stadium is on hill overlooking the mall. Adults $3, Children 12 and under free; 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; 724-942-0357 www.washingtonantiquesfair.com

Covered Bridge Festival

October September 19—20

Covered Bridge Festival

Washington and Greene Counties. 39th annual event. Arts and crafts, home-style food, historical exhibits, unique entertainment and more! Each bridge has its own homespun charm that brings people back year after year. Free Admission; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)

Ten Great Sites:

Ebenezer

Mingo Creek County Park; 724-228-5520 or 1-866-927-4969

Henry

Mingo Creek County Park; 724-225-2061

Hughes

Amwell Twp. 724-267-4326

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Wyit Sprowls

East Finley Twp. Park; 724-663-4483

Brownlee

McGuffey Park;724-663-4380

Krepps

Mt Pleasant Twp.; 724-947-4773

McClurg

Hanover Twp. Park; 724-729-3657

Pine Bank

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Museum of Rural Life; 724-587-3412

Carmichaels

Greene County; 724-966-9770

White

Garards Fort, Greene County; 724-966-2357 Look for our detailed Covered Bridge Festival brochure in July.

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The Rebel Fair

Bradford House. Sponsored by The David Bradford House. Experience life on the 18th century Pennsylvania frontier. See demonstrations of period trades and visit an 18th century style farmers market. Free Admission; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 724-222-3604 www.bradfordhouse.org

October TBA

African American Heritage Festival

LeMoyne Multicultural Community Center. Sponsored by the Washington County Historical Society. Entertainment, art, jewelry, educational displays, baked goods and delicious food. Fun

for all ages. Free Admission; Noon-5 p.m.; Parade at 11:30 a.m.; 724-225-6740 or 724-228-0260 www.wchspa.org

October TBA

Fall Cooking Class

Bella Sera by Greco’s. Participants enjoy informative, professional presentations and exceptional food in a relaxed atmosphere. Learn great tips and take the recipes home. 724-745-5575 www.grecos-bellasera.com

Entire Month of October

Harvest Festival

Triple B Farms. Pittsburgh’s finest family pumpkin festival. Pick your own pumpkins, fall decorating, Boo Barn, hayrides, mini corn maze, refreshments, farm animals, market and gift shop. “Play all Day” Wristband Fee; Groups welcome; WednesdayFriday 4 p.m.-7 p.m.; SaturdaySunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; 724-258-3557 www.triplebfarms.com

Entire Month of October

Great Pumpkin Weekends or Group Hayrides

The Spring House. Pumpkin patch hayrides, petting zoo, hillside slides, BIG corn maze, hay maze, giant round bales, great oldfashioned eating inside! 11 a.m.5 p.m.; 724-228-3339 www.springhousemarket.com

Every Thursday in October

The Main Street Farmers’ Market

139 S Main St., Washington. 6th season. Buy the freshest local produce, meats, dairy and prepared foods at our lively, musical Farmers’ Market. 3 p.m.6 p.m. 412-296-0518 www.washpa.net/farmersmarket

Every Thursday in October

Charleroi Farmers’ Market

Chamber Plaza Parking Lot. Sponsored by TEAM Charleroi Business and Community Alliance. Homegrown fruits, vegetables and other homemade items. All local vendors and farmers. Senior vouchers accepted. 3 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; 724-483-3070 www.teamcharleroi.org

Sundays in October

Antique Auction

Three Rivers Auction Gallery. Sponsored by The Three Rivers Auction Company. Contact us for auction dates. Come join the fun. Free Admission; Opens at 11 a.m.; Open to Public at Noon; 724-222-8020 www.3riversauction.com

Sundays in October

4-H Hog Roast

The Spring House. 22nd annual event. The open pit outside will roast 4-H hog quarters to serve with BBQ pork, pork and kraut and all the fixings. Noon-9 p.m.; 724-228-3339 www.springhousemarket.com

October 2—3

The Haunted Trail

Peterswood Park, Community Recreation Center. The 10th annual event sponsored by Peters Twp. Parks and Recreation. Are you ready for a night of horror in the park? Get yourself ready for Halloween by taking this terrorific adventure. Adults $6, Children 12 and under $4; 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m.; 724-942-5000 www.peterstownship.com

October 2—17

“Agnes of God”

Off The Wall Theater. A courtappointed psychiatrist is asked to determine the sanity of a young novitiate accused of murdering her newborn. $5-$20; Curtain Weekdays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m.; Sundays 3 p.m.; 724-873-3576

October 3

Art Under Glass

Bedner Greenhouse. 4th annual event. A celebration of local artwork and the fall season, featuring approximately 20 artists, live music, pumpkin painting, balloon artist and food. Free Admission; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 724-926-2541 www.bednersgreenhouse.com

October 3—4

Native Heritage Weekend

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Museum of Rural Life. See demonstrations of everyday traditional skills of native people in the upper Ohio Valley before and after European settlers arrived. Adults $10, Seniors $9, Children 6-16 $5, under 6 free; Saturday Noon-5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; 724-587-3412 www.pghhistory.org/meadowcroft

October 3—4

Hickory Apple Festival

Firehall Grounds. 26th annual event sponsored by the Mt. Pleasant Twp. VFC. Home-cooked foods, apple products of all kinds, craft demonstrations and sales, children’s activities and live entertainment. Free Admission; Parking and Shuttle Service from Extended Lots; 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; 724-356-(FEST)3378

October 4

Harvest Car Cruise

North Strabane Twp. Municipal Park. 8th annual event sponsored by the N. Strabane Twp. Parks & Recreation Board. Dash plaques and goodie bags distributed


to first 100 participants. Silent auction, door prizes, DJ. Trophies awarded. Refreshments available. $5 for Cruisers; Spectators Free; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; 724-745-0913 www.northstrabanetwp.com

October 4

Corner 7:15 p.m.; Concert 8 p.m.; 724-223-9796 www.washsym.org

October 10

Lois Orange Ducoeur Breast Cancer Walk

20 annual event sponsored by Pet Search. Non-denominational service honoring beloved pets. Pets welcome! St. Francis medals available. Free Admission; 2 p.m.; 724-228-7335

Downtown Charleroi. Sponsored by TEAM Charleroi Business & Community Alliance. 1 or 2k Fun Walk to benefit the Regional Cancer Center at Mon Valley Hospital. Donations Welcome; 9:30 a.m.; 724-483-3070 www.teamcharleroi.org

October 9—10

October 10

Rush House Bed & Breakfast. A weekend to relax and focus on your artistic skills. Paint, scrapbook or write. A creek runs under our B&B, very inspiring. Four bedrooms with private bath, two with fireplaces. Rates start at $75/night; Call for Reservations; 724-222-RUSH or 1-888-488-RUSH www.rushhousebandb.com

South Franklin Twp. Park. 3rd annual event sponsored by S. Franklin Twp. Parks & Recreation. This family event is for our township residents to come and enjoy the night air around the fire and listen to DJ entertainment. Free Admission; 5:30 p.m.; 724-225-4828 www.southfranklintwp.org

Blessing of the Animals th

Artist Getaway

October 9—10, 16—17, 23—24

Fall Hayrides

Mingo Creek County Park. Sponsored by Washington County Parks & Recreation. Come enjoy the fall foliage, crisp autumn air and the company of friends and family while traveling through the park in a hay-filled wagon. Limited to 30 persons/hay wagon. $50/ hayride,includes use of a shelter and fire circle; RSVP Required; Friday 5 p.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday 1 p.m.-8 p.m. 724-228-6867

October 9—11

Houston Pumpkin Festival Houston American Legion Picnic Grounds. 26th annual event sponsored by the Houston VFD. Fall season arts, craft and food festival with entertainment for all ages. Children’s area, hay rides, bouncers, with live entertainment daily. Free Admission; FridaySaturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 724-745-7179 http://hvfdpf.tripod.com

October 9—11, 16—18, 23—25

Pumpkin Patch Trolley

PA Trolley Museum. Get in the spirit of harvest time! Ride our antique trolley then chose a pumpkin from our festive pumpkin patch. Adults $9, Seniors $8, Children 3-15 $5, under 3 free, Family Rate $30 up to two adults and four children; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 724-228-9256 www.pa-trolley.org

October 10

Washington Symphony presents “Fall Fantasies”

Trinity High School, 231 Park Ave, Washington. From “A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream” to “Lord of the Rings”. Adults $15, Seniors 65+ and Students $10; Conductor’s

Bonfire + D.J.

October 11

Traveling Wine and Cheese Fest

1806 John White House, Washington County Fairgrounds. Hosted by the Washington County History and Landmarks Foundation. Tour of local historic homes. 724-225-2350 www.washcolandmarks.com

October 16—17

Country Candles Holiday Open House and Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate our 4th Anniversary and the start of the holiday season. Enjoy discounts, new scents, free samples and much more. 10 a.m.4 p.m.; 724-228-9470 www.countrycandlesonline.com

October 16—18

Weekend Advanced Beginning/Intermediate Singing with the Autoharp Workshop with Bob Zentz

Weatherbury Farm. Explore the full range of the autoharp to accompany your singing using steady rhythm, sparkling highs, rumbling lows and interesting instrumental breaks. $120 includes Saturday lunch; Lodging Available; Friday 7 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.11 a.m.; 724-587-3763 folkmusic.weatherburyfarm.com

October 16—18, 24—25

Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts Christmas Festival

Washington County Fairgrounds. 16th annual event sponsored by the Family Festivals Association, Inc. Over 200 artists and craftsmen. Hand-crafted furniture and accessories, dried floral, ceramics, tole and decorative painting, pet products and more. Visit Santa and

his sleigh! Adults $5.50, Seniors $5, Children 6-12 $1, Children under 6 free; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; 724-863-4577 familyfestivals@hotmail.com

October 17—18

Harvest Festival

Greene County Historical Society Museum. 38th annual event. A festival atmosphere featuring battle re-enactments with a Civil War surgeon, craft vendors, good food and plenty of entertainment for children. Adults $5, Seniors 60+ $3, Children under 12 accompanied by an adult free; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 724-627-3204 www.greenecountyhistory.com

October 23

Children’s Halloween Luminary Trail Walk

Panhandle Trail, McDonald Trail Station. Sponsored by Washington County Parks & Recreation and McDonald Area Redevelopment Association. Bring your young ghosts and goblins dressed in costume for a luminary-lit walk on the Panhandle Trail. Tricks and treats provided to children under 11 with family. Free Admission; RSVP Required; 7 p.m.; 724-228-6867

October 25

Washington Antiques Fair CONSOL Energy Park. 31st annual event sponsored by The Old Show Antiques, Inc. Hundreds of dealers. I-70 Exit 15. Turn right then right again into the mall’s parking lot Stadium is on hill overlooking the mall. Adults $3, Children 12 and under free; 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; 724-942-0357 www.washingtonantiquesfair.com

October 28

Halloween Parade and Downtown Trick or Treat

Downtown Charleroi. Sponsored by TEAM Charleroi. Join us for the biggest Spookfest in the Valley. Trick or treat at downtown Charleroi businesses and then participate in the parade. Prizes awarded! 5:30 p.m.; 724-483-3070 www.teamcharleroi.org

October 28

Halloween Parade

Main St., Monongahela. Sponsored by the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce. $500 in prizes awarded in five categories. Final judging at Monongahela Aquatorium. 6:30 p.m.; 724-258-5919

October 30

Recreation Station’s Halloween Party

Join us for our extra fun Halloween Party! Costume contest, games, scavenger hunt, prizes and refreshments

included with admission! $7/child, $3/adult, under 1 free; Noon.-3 p.m.; 724-223-7805 www.recstation.org

October 30— November 1

Holiday Open House

The Riverside Village Shoppes. 18th annual event. Come to enjoy special holiday savings and a warm cup of wassail! The Serendipity Tea Room will have some scrumptious specials, too! Friday-Saturday 11a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday Noon-6 p.m.; 724-483-2290

October 31

Monster Mash

Downtown Canonsburg. 2nd annual event sponsored by the Canonsburg Merchant and Professional Association. and Our Town Cooperative Main Street Program. Join us for a spooky scavenger hunt followed by a Monster Mash with music, games, prizes, costume judging and much more! Free Admission; 724-745-1515 www.ourtownco-op.org

October 31

Halloween 3 Tier Tea

Goody Two Shoes English Tea Room and Collectible Shoppes. Come for a ghoulish event. Door prize given. Also celebrating our fifth year in business. RSVP by October 26; 724-258-2244 www.teamap.com

November November TBA

Fall Cooking Class

Bella Sera by Greco’s. Participants enjoy informative, professional presentations and exceptional food in a relaxed atmosphere. Learn great tips and take the recipes home! 724-745-5575 www.grecos-bellasera.com

Sundays in November

Antique Auction

Three Rivers Auction Gallery. Sponsored by The Three Rivers Auction Company. Contact us for auction dates. Come join the fun. Free Admission; Opens at 11 a.m.; Open to Public at Noon; 724-222-8020 www.3riversauction.com

November 3

Election Day Soup and Bake Sale

McDonald Trail Station. Homemade soups, hot dogs and many baked goods. Vote, eat in or take out for lunch or dinner. Delicious! 7 a.m.-7 p.m. 724-926-8808 carole1307@verizon.net

November 6—7

Jumonville 2009 French and Indian War Seminar

Jumonville Retreat Center. 21st annual event sponsored by the Braddock Road Preservation Association. Come to the mountaintop where Washington and Jumonville clashed and hear noted historians, filmmakers and international speakers bring the stories to life! Admission; Friday Reception 7 p.m.; Saturday Seminar 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; 724-439-4912 www.braddockroadpa.org

November 6—7

Quilt Show

Church of the Covenant, 267 E Beau St., Washington. Sponsored by the Martha Washington Quilt Guild. A display of homemade quilts. This year’s theme “Pink Ribbon Quilts”. $5/person; Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 724-225-9057 marthawashingtonquilters@ gmail.com

November 6—8

Christmas in the Village

Burgettstown (Eldersville). 22nd annual event. Crafters, parade, chili cook-off, museum, homemade food throughout the Village. Free Admission and Parking; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 724-947-9015 www.christmasinthevillagepa.com

November 13—15

Holiday Open House

Heart’s in the Attic. Our primitive country shop will be decorated and ready for your holiday gift buying. Pencil and primitive twig trees and snowmen. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. heartsattic@pulsenet.com

November 14

Free Vendor Fair

Recreation Station. 3rd annual event. Your children can play while you shop…what could be better? Free raffles, activities, face painting, balloons and surprises! Free Admission; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 724-223-7805 www.recstation.org

November 20—22

Greater Pittsburgh Arts and Crafts Holiday Spectacular

ExpoMart, Monroeville. 12th annual event sponsored by Family Festivals Association, Inc. Don’t miss Pittsburgh’s best Christmas craft show. Painted wood furniture and accessories, stained glass, scented candles, children’s toys, wrought iron, pet toys and more. Adults $5.50, Seniors $5, Children 6-12 $1, under 6 free; Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.6 p.m.; 724-863-4577 familyfestivals@hotmail.com

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Sulkowski Fine Art Gallery

visit with Santa, craft activity and a treat. $8/child; Breakfast 9:30 a.m., Lunch 1 p.m., arrive 5 minutes early please; RSVP Required; 412-835-3246 www.traxfarms.com

Costumed docents and activities for all ages. Admission; FridaySaturday 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.-6 p.m.; 724-222-3604 www.bradfordhouse.org

December 5

Old Fashioned Christmas in Canonsburg

December December TBA

Candlelight Tours

November 26—29

TangerStyle Midnight Madness Sales Event Tanger Outlet Center. 724-225-8435 www.tangeroutlet.com

November 27—28

Holiday Open House

Sulkowski Fine Art Gallery. 6th annual holiday event kicks off shopping season. Special offers and items for your gift giving needs. Refreshments served. Free Admission; 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; 724-873-9130 www.jamessulkowski.com

November 27—29

Candlelight & Carols

Shoppes at Scenery Hill. 17th annual event sponsored by the Scenery Hill Merchant’s Guild. Shop in our picturesque Victorian village while enjoying candlelit stores and strolling carolers. A great way to find that unusual treasure without the modern day hassle! Free Admission; FridaySaturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday Noon-6 p.m.; 724-945-5116 sceneryhillguild@aol.com

November 27— December 6

Holiday Open House

Antique Center of Strabane. 7th annual event. Savings throughout the shop. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 724-745-8445 www.antiquecenterofstrabane.com

November 27—29, December 5—6, 12—13

Santa Trolley

PA Trolley Museum. Children take a trolley ride with the jolly fellow in red while parents and grandparents enjoy caroling and the scenic ride. Impressive Lionel toy train layout! Adults $9, Seniors $8, Children 3-15 $5, under 3 free, Family rate $30 up to two adults and four children; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 724-228-9256 www.pa-trolley.org

November 29, December 5—6, 12—13

Breakfast or Lunch with Santa at Trax Farms (November 29 lunch only.) Includes breakfast or lunch,

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LeMoyne House. Sponsored by the Washington County Historical Society. Wonderful holiday event for the entire family! Experience a 19th century Christmas in this beautiful holiday decorated historic home. Admission; 724-225-6740 www.wchspa.org

December TBA

Christmas Parade

Main St, Claysville. Sponsored by the Claysville Firemen. 6 p.m.; 724-663-5092

Sundays in December

Antique Auction

Three Rivers Auction Gallery. Sponsored by The Three Rivers Auction Company. Contact us for auction dates. Come join the fun. Free Admission; Opens at 11 a.m.; Open to Public at Noon. 724-222-8020 www.3riversauction.com

December 2—20

December 4—6

Pittsburgh Arts and Crafts Christmas Extravaganza Event Center Behind Westmoreland Mall, Greensburg. Sponsored by Family Festivals Association, Inc. Shop over 200 booths. High quality arts and crafts. Shop for your gifts of clothing, dried floral, jewelry, dips, fudge, pet clothing and collars, mounted artwork, wall décor and much more. Adults $5.50, Seniors $5, Children 612 $1, under 6 free; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; 724-863-4577 familyfestivals@hotmail.com

December 4—19

“The Little Dog Laughed”

The Peacock’s Tale Antique and Curiosity Shop. Year end clearance – the more you spend the more you save! Up to 50 percent off your total purchase. 724-223-1501 www.thepeacockstailantiques.com

Off The Wall Theater. The adventures of Mitchell Green, a movie star who could hit big if it weren’t for one teensyweensy problem. $5-$20; Curtain Weekdays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m.; Sundays 3 p.m. 724-873-3576

December 4

December 4—31

Goody Two Shoes English Tea Room and Collectible Shoppes. Dinner near the fireplace with an English menu of London broil, root vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and traditional English plum pudding. Holiday tea or wassail. Special entertainment. RSVP by December 1; Limited Seating; 6 p.m.; 724-258-2244 www.teamap.com

The Artists’ Co-op. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. www.artexplorer.org

The “Tale” End Sale

Dickinson Couples Dinner

December 4

The Downtown Washington Annual Holiday Parade

Sponsored by the Washington Business District Authority. Parade runs Main Street. Floats, bands, dancers, Santa and more! Don’t miss a beautiful night to kick off the holiday season. 7 p.m.; 724-229-7207 info@washpa.net

for everyone! Adults $15, Seniors 65+ and Students $10; Conductor’s Corner 7:15 p.m.; Concert 8 p.m.; 724-223-9796 www.washsym.org

Holiday Show December 5

Breakfast with Santa

Recreation Station; 2nd annual event. Join us for food, fun and a special visit by Santa! Holiday sing-a-longs, face painting, surprises — don’t forget your camera! 9 a.m.-11 a.m.; 724-223-7805 www.recstation.org

December 5

“Ho, Ho, Ho with the WSO!”

Trinity High School, 231 Park Ave., Washington. Annual holiday concert featuring many favorites, including a sing-along

Canonsburg Senior Center. 20th annual event sponsored by the Canonsburg Merchant and Professional Association-Our Town Cooperative Main Street Program. Lunch with Santa, train rides and hayrides, ornament making, crafts, music and more. Parade starts at 3 p.m. through Downtown Canonsburg. Children $5; Seating for Luncheon 11 a.m.-2:15 p.m. and 3 p.m.; RSVP Required; 724-745-1515 www.ourtownco-op.org

December 5

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

Downtown Charleroi. Kick-off the holiday season with a full day of Christmas activities for the family. Breakfast with Santa, carriage rides, Christmas crafts and more. 724-483-3070 www.teamcharleroi.org

December 5

Dickens 3 Tier Tea

Goody Two Shoes English Tea Room and Collectible Shoppes. Come enjoy the holiday with us. Listen to the beautiful Christmas music and enjoy the flavors of the season we have prepared for you. RSVP by November 30; 12:30 p.m.; 724-258-2244 www.teamap.com

December 5

Santa Parade

Monongahela. Sponsored by the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce. Arrival of Santa Claus led by the Ringgold High School Marching Ram Band. Enjoy the antics of our juggler at the Santa House. Treats for the kids! Parade 11:30 a.m.; Santa Arrives at Noon. 724-258-5919

December 5

Christmas Tea

Rush House Bed and Breakfast. Enjoy a traditional English Christmas tea in a cozy comfortable setting. Taking Holiday Reservations Early. $15/ person; Hours by appt.; 724-222-RUSH or 1-888-488-RUSH www.rushhousebandb.com

December 4—6

Candlelight Christmas Tours

Bradford House. Tour this 18th century showplace beautifully dressed for the holiday season.

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December 12

Community Action Southwest’s Olde Fashioned Christmas

Washington County Courthouse. 12th annual event. Strolling holiday feast with holiday entertainment in five uniquely decorated courtrooms. Horsedrawn carriage rides, photos with Olde Fashioned Santa, fabulous silent auction and cash bar. 7 p.m.-10 p.m. 724-225-9550 x404 www.caswg.org

December 12

Covered Bridge Light Up Nite

East Finley Twp. Park. Covered Bridge and One Room School Light Up Nite with bobsled rides and Santa. Free Admission; 7 p.m.-10 p.m.; 724-663-4482

December 12—13 & 19

Breakfast with Santa

The Spring House. 22nd Annual event. Join The Spring House Santa for a memory making morning! Great breakfast, loveable Santa, Santa’s red book and crafts for all! 8 a.m.-10 a.m.; 724-228-3339 www.springhousemarket.com

December 19—20

Christmas Concert

Olin Fine Arts Center, W&J College. Concert performed by the Washington County Arts Choir. $12; Saturday 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 3 p.m.; 724-250-WCAC (9222) www.wcac-sing.org

December 21

Winter Solstice Medicine Wheel Ceremony

The Mesa Creative Arts Center. 5th annual event sponsored by The Mesa Creative Arts Center and The Mesa Healing Center. Greet the first day of winter in a Native American Medicine Wheel ceremony. Bring something to share for a potluck dinner afterwards. Free Admission; Donations Gratefully Accepted. 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; 724-947-3097 www.mesacreativearts.com

December 31

New Year’s Eve Family Night

Iceoplex at Southpointe. 9th annual event sponsored by the Greater Canonsburg Chamber of Commerce. Join us for a funfilled evening with the entire family! Skate in the ice skating rink, indoor soccer, pick-up games, toddler play area and more. Advance ticket sales at the Chamber and Iceoplex; Tickets also available at the door; 6 p.m.10 p.m.; 724-745-1812 gccc@canonchamber.com


INDEX 84 Alpacas at Linwood Farm Ace Sporting Goods Alfano’s at the Quail Amish Touch at Tower Golf Antique Center of Strabane Antique Junction Art in the Park The Artists’ Co-op Atria’s Restaurant and Tavern Audrey’s Custom Draperies The Back Porch Restaurant Bed & Dread Bedner Greenhouse Bella Sera by Greco’s Best Western Garden Inn Bounce Back Books Breezy Heights Tavern Cabin Fever Inn - Bed & Breakfast California Area Optimist Club California University of Pennsylvania Canonsburg Borough Canonsburg 4th of July Celebration Canonsburg General Hospital Canonsburg Merchant & Professional Association Our Town Cooperative Main Street Program Carlton Motel & Restaurant The Cattail Coffee & Tea Company Cecil Township Parks & Recreation Central Cab - Coach USA Chapman Corporation Chippewa Golf Club Christmas in the Village Citizens Library Claysville Business Association Comfort Inn Meadowlands Comfort Suites Hotel Community Action Southwest Community College of Allegheny County Country Candles Country Confections Chocolates Covered Bridge Region Antique Automobile Clubs of America Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South Days Inn The David Bradford House Duncan & Miller Glass Museum East Finley Township Park Eat’n Park Restaurants Econo Lodge Epcon Communities Villas of Arden Mills Family Festivals Association, Inc. Fredericktown Area Chamber of Commerce G. G. & C. Bus Company, Inc. Gallery 200/Studio of Ray Forquer Genealogical Society of Southwestern Pennsylvania Goody Two Shoes English Tea Room & Collectible Shoppes The George Washington Hotel Grammy Rose’s Bed & Breakfast Greater Canonsburg Chamber of Commerce Greco’s Gourmet Catering Greene County Historical Society

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Green’s Taxi Service Hampton Inn & Suites Meadowlands Hearts in the Attic Hickory Apple Festival High Point Inc. Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe Holiday Inn Meadowlands Homewood Suites Pittsburgh-Southpointe II Houston Pumpkin Festival Jefferson Township Historical Society Jumonville Christian Camp & Retreat Center Jumpers Junction The Kauffman Family Marketplace Keller Williams Real Estate Pittsburgh (Joe Hirsch) Keller Williams Realty Keystone Welcome Center at Washington, PA Leaning House Fine Cigars and Collectibles The LeMoyne Center Little Lake Theatre Company Marianna Library Fall Festival The Main Street Farmers’ Market Martha Washington Quilt Guild McDonald Trail Station & Meeting House McDonald Volunteer Fire Department McGuffey Community Park Meadowcroft Rockshelter & Museum of Rural Life The Meadows Casino The Meadows Racetrack The Mesa Creative Arts Center Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce Monongahela Farmers’ Market Monongahela Valley Hospital Montour Trail Council Mon Valley Mercantile Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Motel 6 My Big Fat Greek Gyro National Pike Steam, Gas & Horse Assn. National Road Heritage Corridor North Strabane Township Off The Wall Theater The Peacock’s Tale Antique & Curiosity Shop Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest Pennsylvania Trolley Museum The Persimmon Tree Pet Search Peters Township Chamber of Commerce Peters Township Parks & Recreation Pine Cove Beach Club & RV Resort Pioneer Grill PONY Baseball and Softball Primo Cucina Italiana Quality Quick Printing & Copy Centers Quicksilver Golf Club Ramada Inn Raul’s Pizza Recreation Station Renovation Station The Riverside Village The Rosefield Rush House Bed & Breakfast

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The Rusty Heart 43 St. Anthony Festa 23 Sarris Candies 43 The Shoppes at Quail Acres 40 The Shoppes at Scenery Hill 41 South Franklin Township Park & Recreation 23 Spa in the Hollow 43 Speers Street Grill 33 SpringHill Suites by Marriott 38 The Spring House 33 Starting Line Racing Café 34 Storybook Florist 43 Sulkowski Fine Art Gallery 29 The Surprise Party Box 43 Tanger Outlet Center 40 TEAM Charleroi Business & Community Alliance 46 Three Rivers Auction Company 11, 39 Trax Farms Market 43 Triple B Farms 23 The Union Grill 34 Uniquely Yours Tea Room 34 VenueQuest 46 Victorene’s Tea 34 The Village Tack AVFD Arena 23 VisitPittsburgh 47 Vitullo Travel Agency, Inc. 46 WJPA Radio 46 Washington & Jefferson College 29 Washington Antiques Fair 39 Washington Arts & Heritage Festival 23 Washington Business District Authority 44 Washington Community Arts & Cultural Center 27 Washington County Agricultural Fair 23 Washington County Antique Bottle Club 39 Washington County Arts Choir 27 Washington County Builders Association 46 Washington County Chamber of Commerce 44 Washington County Community Foundation 46 Washington County Parks & Recreation 23 Washington County Historical Society 11 Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation 11 Washington County Tourism Promotion Agency (WCTPA) 47 Washington Crown Center 40 Washington Federal Savings Bank 46 Washington & Greene Counties’ Covered Bridge Festival 23 The Washington Hospital 44 Washington KOA 36 Washington Mall 40 Washington Reprographics, Inc. 46 Washington Symphony Orchestra 27 Washington Wild Things 17 Weatherbury Farm Vacation 35 Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers 34 West Alexander Fair 23 Western Area Career & Technology Center 29 Willow Creek Crossing 43 WOMEN of Southwestern PA, Inc. 46 World Series Tournaments, Inc. 17

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