Pennsylvania Bridges June 2017

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J u n e 2 0 1 7 E d itio n


Connecting Our Communities

Rise Up Singing


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Rise Up Singing... Take to the Sky! Summertime is upon us, and with it comes all the trappings: longer, brighter days, the feel of freshly cut grass beneath your bare feet, the sensation of the sun's rays warming your skin. The smell of chlorine in the neighborhood pool mixed with the sweet, tropical scent of suntan oil, the sound of childish voices at play, the sight of sandcastles lining the beach, the taste of ice cream enjoyed in the shade all are synonymous with the onset of our hottest season. Summertime, and people seem to laugh more, relax more, and frown considerably less than they do in colder months. There's a greater sense of camaraderie and shared experiences, as individuals and families gather for picnics and celebrations in our parks and on our waterways and strangers become fast friends. Summertime, and as the old jazz standard goes, “the living is easy.” Indeed, as we first heard from the great songstress Ella Fitzgerald, the “fish are jumping and the cotton is high.” My favorite line of this George Gershwin tune comes later, however, when Ella tells us, “One of these mornings, you're going to rise up singing, and you'll spread your wings and take to the sky.” What a wonderful sentiment is expressed here, this notion that with enough motivation and enthusiasm, we can soar to new heights and expand our horizons. This is a sentiment shared by many of the people and organizations featured in this edition, the idea they can “rise up singing,” improve their lives, and make their communities a better place. For example, look at our friends at the Phoenix Arts Center, who've risen from humble beginnings to become an estab-

HAVE A SAFE & HAPPY SUMMER! WEAR YOUR SUNSCREEN! lished beacon for the cultural arts in Fayette County and the surrounding areas. Fayette isn't alone in this regard, as the members of the Valley Art Club have been promoting fine arts in the Mon Valley region for two-thirds of a century. Stories on both groups are on pages 15 and 5, respectively. The aforementioned organizations are only two of the community groups making positive changes in their hometowns, and several more are mentioned in this edition of Pennsylvania Bridges. I know you’re eager to dive right in, but before I go and let you start reading all the outstanding stories contained within the pages of this issue, I want to take a moment to say “goodbye, thank you, and best wishes as you move forward” to our longtime Faith Columnist, Pastor B.T. Gilligan. In addition to penning his regular, thoughtful commentary on how faith transforms lives, Pastor B.T. has been both a friend and spiritual advisor to my family, and we will miss him dearly. His final column - and his “goodbye” to our readers - is on page 8. Until next month, Carla E. Anderton

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Fishing for answers? We’ve got them! Pennsylvania Bridges is a free publication bridging communities in Fayette, Greene, Washington, Westmoreland, and Allegheny counties. We feature profiles and articles about individuals and groups contributing to the advancement of the arts, education, healthcare, wellness, technology and other avenues of interest to our readers. Pennsylvania Bridges is printed once a month and regularly updated online. Each edition of the publication includes fresh and original stories about area personalities and events of note as well as event listings. We welcome your story ideas and event listings. We adhere to the philosophy that media should be both inspirational and thought provoking. We subscribe to the belief that media should be easy to access and share. We routinely use social media to distribute news and updates and invite our readers to share us with their networks. Our site’s interface is designed with this aim in mind. We welcome your input. Have questions, comments or angry exhortations? Call us at 724-769-0123. Email us. We want to hear your voice. Get in touch! On the cover: Valley Art Club member Arabelle Lancaster poses next to her painting, shown bottom left, during one of the Club’s exhibits. More details about the Club on page 5.

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Valley Art Club celebrates 75th year of existence...p. 15 Cosmic Design on display at Lantern....p. 10 Live art exhibit at SPACE...p. 11 Phoenix Arts Center holds artist’s swap & sale...p. 15 Three Rivers Arts Fest...p. 26

EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY Waynesburg University election is historic first...p. 4 California Rotary honors local students...p. 6 Waynesburg University holds commencement...p. 8 WCCC offers career camps...p. 14 Professor publishes book on post modernism...p. 19 Professor appears in documentary film...p. 22 WCCC students honored...p. 23

BOOKS & LITERATURE Uniontown Author Series...p. 9 Bentleyville Library...p. 30 California Library...p. 30 Chartiers-Houston Library..p. 30 Citizens Library Events...p. 30 Donora Library Events...p. 31 Fredericktown Library...p. 31 Monessen Library...p. 31 Charleroi Library...p. 31 Monongahela Library...p. 31 Peters Township Library...p. 31 Rostraver Library...p. 31

STAGE & SCREEN LADO takes stage at Byham Theater...p. 11 On stage at Geyer PAC...p. 14 On stage at State Theatre...p. 17 An American in Paris on stage through June 11...p. 16 Gaelic Storm to perform...p. 18 Wendy Bell hosts Evening of Thanks at Palace Theatre...p. 19 Jazz Appreciation events...p. 21 On stage at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg....p. 26 On the Town: Interesting Places to Go, Things to Do & People to See Near You...p. 27-29

COMMUNITY & LOCAL BIZ Liberty Pole Spirits: Give me liberty or give me whiskey!...p. 7 African Library Project at California Library...p. 7 Free Produce to People Distribution...p. 8 Rotary Club holds Hats & Horses fundraiser...p. 10 Flea Market at The Oaks...p. 10 Eat Fresh! Listing of Local Farmer’s Markets...p. 16 This Month in History...p. 24 MVRCC Luncheon features Stoney’s Brewing Co....p. 26 Working Out of the Box: How It’s Made...p. 25



FAITH & SPIRITUALITY Pastor BT Gilligan: All good things must come to an end...p. 8

HEALTH & LIFESTYLE Be Safe & Secure on the Road...p. 9 About Face with Tasha: Summer Skin Care Tips...p. 17 Mental Health Spotlight with Fred Terling: Acceptance is key to recovery...p. 21 Managing the Fear and Anxiety of the Unknown...p. 22 Open your heart & home...p. 25

SPECIAL EVENTS California Rotary announces community picnic...p. 5 Center in the Woods April events & daily offerings...p. 9 On the Town: Interesting Places to Go, Things to Do & People to See Near You...p. 27-29

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Marilyn House West has been elected chair of the Board of Trustees at Waynesburg University. The Elizabeth, Pa., native is a 1967 graduate of the University and has served as a trustee for many years. “I look forward to working collaboratively with the board and the administration to continue the vibrant and unequivocal success of a University that stands on high standards and provides rich and diverse learning opportunities for student success,” said West, who is the first female and first minority to lead the University's board in its history. West is the founder, owner and Chief Executive Officer of M.H. West and Co., a Richmond, Virginia based planning and consulting company with specialization in management, education and planning services. West and her team have served clients ranging from government agencies to large corporations and school systems. West currently leads the board of the Black History Museum and Cultural Center and the Senior Center of Greater Richmond. She serves on the boards of the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, the Richmond Metro Transportation Authority, Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation and the St. Joseph's Villa. In 2015, West was honored by the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Richmond with its 2015 Outstanding Women Award, which recognizes women in the Greater Richmond area who have made signifi-

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cant contributions to the community through their exceptional leadership, sustained dedication and inspiring achievements. In 2016, she was recognized by Style Weekly with an Executive Woman in Business Achievement Award. She will be inducted in the Virginia Business Hall of Fame later this month. West received Waynesburg University's Margaret Bell Miller Leadership Award in 2009 and the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2006. West began her record of leadership while still a student at Waynesburg University in the 1960s. At that time, she was asked to pledge a national sorority by its local members. In pledging, she would become the first AfricanAmerican member of the sorority. In response to the membership invitation, the national organization froze the assets of the local sorority and threatened to revoke their national charter. West and the students in the sorority at Waynesburg chose to withdraw from the national sorority rather than refuse her membership. West and the University students received national acclaim for making this bold move. Telegrams, letters from individuals, colleges, churches and other organizations from across the country shared words of congratulations and praise for this action. West holds a master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health and a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Waynesburg University.

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Valley Art Club celebrates 75th birthday with unique exhibition

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Story by Keren Lee Dreyer Those who believe fine art is under the purview of cities such as New York or San Francisco need look no farther than the valley to discover that big city talent does not require a big city. The Valley Art Club, first organized in 1941 as the Monessen Art Club, is found inside the SPHS Building in Charleroi, and is home to nearly 25 member artists from Belle Vernon, Charleroi, Coal Center, Grindstone, Monessen, Monongahela, Stockton, and West Newton. According to five year member, Francine Miceli, its purpose is to “encourage the valley about the arts, and show that there are artists here.” While juried exhibitions typically highlight arts organizations, for its 75th anniversary, Valley Art Club is putting its artists' works directly into your hands - if you can find it - through its first ever Art Drop, to be held throughout its members' communities. Inspired by her son's participation at an art drop in Pittsburgh, Miceli knew the idea could increase the club's profile

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in the community while promoting art in the valley. Artists in the club will create an original work or two, about 5” x 7” in size, using pencil, watercolor, pastel, or other media (though no photography or dimensional works are part of the club's creations). Miceli estimates between 20 and 25 pieces of art will be available. Then, the games begin. Miceli said that during the week of June 4 - 10, the original works will then be placed in a kraft envelope with the club's logo on it “...and they'll be placed in doctors' offices, restaurants, at the mall, wherever we choose to leave them. If they (the lucky finder) can contact us on our facebook page, or if the artist included information, they can contact the artist directly to tell where they found

the art. Each artist will distribute his or her own, original work in their home town, providing a wider range of distribution, Miceli said, adding “You're able to keep the artwork, we'd just like feedback on where you found it and what you think of it.” The Valley Arts Club, is a NonGovernmental Organization (GMO) in Arts & Entertainment, with meetings held on the second Tuesday of each month, from April through December. Minimum age for membership is 16, and their facebook page notes that members must attend three meetings to attend the club's juried exhibition in September. Valley Arts Club will hold its 75th Annual Art Exhibition on September 24 at the Monessen Library. To get an in person look at the club's work, stop by the lobby in the SPHS building. Contact the club at: ValleyArtClub to find out more. Pictured: (top) Members of the Valley Art Club smile for the camera! (bottom) Club president Christine Gilotty receives an award at a Valley Art Club show.

Rotary Invites California Community to June 29 Picnic California Rotary is sponsoring a FREE Community Picnic, Thursday, June 29, beginning at 6 p.m. in Rotary Park. A real family-friendly event, the picnic features kids games, music, and a family movie presented by Armstrong that starts at dusk. This is a chance to slow down a little,

so bring a blanket or chairs, pack a picnic basket or cooler, and just chill. Rotary is holding the event to mark the end of a year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Foundation. Start the weekend with your friends and neighbors! See you there.

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As part of its mission of service to the community, the Rotary Club of California honors nine outstanding members of California Area High School and Beth Center High School's graduating class as Students of the Month. From September through May, a senior from California Area High School and Beth Center High School is invited to attend a Rotary meeting and present some information about his or her high school activities, recognition, and future plans. Parents are included in the invitation. Honored during the 2016-17 year from CAHS were Dakota Staley, LeeAnna Roberts, Nathaniel Luketich, Vincenzo Mariscotti, Michael Amber, Adam Gadd, Ashley McIntosh, Kalsie Walker, and Kiera Tyler. Recognized students from Beth Center High School were Hannah Hess, Brandon Hensley, Nicole Hicks, Nicholas Pryor, Alex Lere, Bailey Bauer, Caitlyn Kanalis, Andrew Lacey, and Shannon Ortosky. The Rotary Club of California recognized California Area High School's graduating class of 2017 at its annual

luncheon held at Nemacolin Country Club May 19. Featured speaker was Breanna Lincoski, a 2012 graduate of California High School and a 2016 graduate of California Universty of Pennsylvania, who will be attending the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, in the fall to pursue a doctorate in veterinary medicine. Also recognized at the luncheon were CAHS 2017 class officers Dakota Staley, president; Joshua Peters, vice president; Nathaniel Luketich, secretary; and Timmy John Sheehan, treasurer. Attending were California Area School District administrators and faculty including Michael Sears, superintendent; Leigh Ann Folmar, high school principal; Monica Loskey, High School Guidance Counselor; and Susan Dillon, senior class sponsor. The Rotary Club of California meets weekly Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at the Hampton Inn and Suites, California Technology Park. Visitors are always welcome.

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Liberty Pole Spirits: Give me Liberty or give me Whiskey! Story by Fred Terling It was the turn of the century in Washington County, 1791. The region, saw an influx of many Scotch-Irish veterans of the Revolutionary War settle here. The area was less that welcoming as they and their families had to deal with wilderness, rocky farms, foul weather and disease. Through their patience and dedication, they worked their land and pressed on. As the years passed, unconsumed grain was preserved in the form of distilled spirit and whiskey was born. It was more than just a spirit to these farmers. The water was highly contaminated in the region and it became a source of drink. Not only did it ease the uneasy burdens they faced, but improved the camaraderie between friends and neighbors. Using barrels, the resourceful distillers used pack mules to carry the barrels over the mountains to ship their creations down the Ohio River to the Mississippi and up the coast to Boston. Of course nothing good lasts forever. Once the government got wind of the new commodity, it saw the opportunity to place an excise tax on the whiskey to payoff remaining debts to allies from the war. This did not sit well with the farmers of Washington County who had struggled just to keep their land and crops. Often, they would even trade whiskey for goods and supplies they needed for daily life. Whiskey had become a key resource to their survival. Something had to be done. In opposition of the new tax, farmers gathered together secretly in a meetinghouse near Mingo Creek. Here they vowed to not pay the tax and resist any means of collection. They called them-

selves the Mingo Creek Society. As a symbol of their unity, they planted Liberty Poles outside of their homes throughout the county. The poles were simple wood and had a burlap stripe/sash that would read “Liberty But No Excise.” The Whiskey Rebellion had begun. Those days have folded into the pages of history and memory, but we once again have the rare opportunity to share those same spirits in the familiar setting of those meetings. A new meetinghouse has returned to Washington and a revitalized Mingo Creek Society is distilling hand-crafted whiskeys and bourbons from locally sourced grains - Liberty Pole Spirits. Located at 68 W. Maiden Street, in Washington, you can visit the meetinghouse, tour the facility and see how they distill 1791 whiskey today. The process is the same, using large copper kettles and stored in oak barrels. Then of course, there is the tasting of each of the six types of whiskeys they produce: Bassett Town Rye, Corn Whiskey, Rye Whiskey, Bourbon and Peated Bourbon.

I was partial to the Corn Whiskey and even treated myself to a second following the tour. When you step through the doors, it feels as if you are swept into the past. Our tour guide, Assistant Distiller Kevin Hough, was not only informative, but he beamed with pride as he explained the history and methods of distilling. It was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Kevin is also the master of trivial distilling information that he passes along throughout the tour. When you decide to go, be sure to ask him, “what does proof mean when deciding alcohol content in a spirit?” You will be surprised by the answer. FMI on hours, tastings and events: They will also be participating in the annual Whiskey Rebellion Festival, July 6 - 9, Downtown Washington PA. They are not only celebrating the Whiskey Rebellion, but also their first year in business. FMI on that event: Photo: (left to right) Robbie Hough, Katie Duffner, Kevin Hough

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Free Produce to People Food Distribution - Fayette County Thursday, June 8 at 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Fayette County Fair Fairgrounds, 132 Pechin Rd, Connellsville - The program provides supplemental food items to families each month that typically families receive about 60 pounds of food each month. Residents of Fayette County who receive the food are asked to bring a large box, wheeled cart or laundry basket to put their food in. In an effort to speed up the process at the distribution center, we have implemented what is known as a Passcard. In order to receive the Passcard you will need to bring with you a copy of a utility bill with your name and address on the bill.You will also need a photo ID. Registration for the distribution begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 11:30. All food is distributed based on a first come first serve basis. To ensure you receive food please arrive no later than 10 a.m.You are able to attend if you live in another county other than Fayette. FMI:

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There is a place in The Bible where a man named Paul is writing a letter to a church he really loved. In that letter he spends time gushing over the church and talking about how well they love and how they hold a special place in his heart. He writes in that letter, “every time I pray, I thank God for you.” Now that the time has come to start saying my goodbye's and to share with you that every time I pray I thank God for this place. I moved to this town in July of 2014 and didn't know anyone. Now, nearly three years later I have made some amazing friends and made some amazing memories. I especially want to thank you all for being so welcoming to my family as we have made this town our home. From writing for the Bridges, to eating at Dairy Queen there are many things I will miss. I will certainly miss the halloween parade and RiverFest and many of the great events this town has. I will also miss the people of this town. The ones who have welcomed me and

befriended me. I will never forget the strangers who stop me on the street and hand me money for our Good Eats program or the ones who watched the sermon on TV and wanted to give encouragement. I am going to miss the Firehall Fish and the the way the town comes together to support those who are in need. From parades and principals who hug my kids to Easter Egg hunts and Kennywood Days the list of things I will miss simply cannot be listed in my 500 word limit I get for this article. There are also things I won't miss. Like paying 1.95 to drive a mile on route 43. I won't miss the extra ten-min-

utes of driving to go around the toll and I certainly won't miss the fact that for some reason most people have never heard of a turn-signal around here. If there is one thing I must say to you all before I go it is that California, PA has some amazing potential. This town knows what it is to do hard work and make something, we must keep doing just that. Keep up the good fight of developing this community! California, PA is worth fighting for. My time here has been amazing and I am eternally grateful that God allowed me the time to be here with all of you. It may have been shorter than I wanted but it has been wonderful. May you know, that no matter where God takes me, when I pray I will thank God for all of you. I'm going to miss you all so much. Worship services are held at California United Methodist Church, 227 Third St., every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. On the first Wednesday of each month, the church hosts a community potluck at 6 p.m. To support the CUMC’s Weekend Feeding program, which feeds hungry kids, visit

Waynesburg University held 165th Commencement exercises Waynesburg University held its 165th Commencement exercises Sunday, April 30, honoring approximately 525 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students from the Waynesburg campus as well as the University's additional centers in Cranberry, Monroeville & Southpointe. Mrs. Aradhna Oliphant, President and CEO of Leadership Pittsburgh Inc., delivered the Commencement Address, “Essence of Leadership.” “I love that this university believes so much in the concept of servant leadership, which in my experience is the only real and lasting leadership that we can offer each other,” she said. Oliphant explored attributes of great leadership, noting that true leaders remain curiously humble, are present and get involved. These attributes, she said, have been shared by the leaders she has admired and learned from the most. “To the class of 2017, let me say this: This wonderful, beautiful, mission-centric university has taught you to engage life with faith and spirituality at your core,” she said. “That is a gift, but it is a

gift with consequences. You might even call it a sacred trust. As the theologian Henri J.M. Nouwen has put it, 'the spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it.'” Oliphant concluded with a challenge to graduates, urging them to be the leaders who remain curious, who show up and who get involved. Taylor Garrett, a math (secondary education) graduate from Aurora, Ohio, was named valedictorian and delivered the valedictory to the University. Freddie Fields, who received a Master of Business Administration degree, represented the graduate program students. Matthew Joseph Rinaudo, a criminal

justice administration graduate from Alpharetta, Pennsylvania, was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Army of the United States of America during the ceremony. Prior to the commencement exercises, Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Migliore, the Charles Hodge Professor Emeritus of Systemic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, delivered the Baccalaureate Address, “On the Road with Jesus,” during which he referenced Luke 24:1331 and two paradoxes found within those verses. The University awarded the following degrees to graduates: Doctor of Nursing Practice, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Management and Leadership, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology and Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

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Center in the Woods June 2017 Activities The Center in the Woods is a non-profit, senior facility with the goal of hosting fun activities and community events for adults ages 60+. Lunch is served at 12 noon; please call one day in advance to order. Daily activities include: Mondays: Piano lessons, Watercolor, Choir & Cards; Tuesdays: Lab services, Billiards lessons, Chair dancing, Healthy Steps, Bingo, Dart ball & Cards; Wednesdays: Bible study, Bean bag toss, Oil painting, Basket guild & Beauty shop; Thursdays: Lab services, Chair dancing, Healthy Steps, Jam Session & Bingo; Fridays: Beauty shop, Wii Bowling & Euchre Visit the beauty shop on Wednesdays, & Fridays by appointment. Bethany offers massage therapy by appointment. Call 724-678-3308. Jam sessions every Thursday at 1 p.m. feature local talented musicians. Piano lessons are offered on Mondays. Call Judy at 724-785-6959 to schedule. Birthday celebration the last Tuesday of the month at 12 noon. Bridge on Monday and Thursday, 500 Bid on Wednesday and Euchre on Friday. Games start at 1:15 p.m. Mon Valley Hospital Lab Services

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-10 p.m. Koffee Klatch presented by Edward Jones on the first Friday of the month at 10 a.m. The Adult Day Center is in need of volunteers. If you are interested in giving some of your time to assist our participants with activities or just being a friend, please contact Mary Beth at 724-938-3554, Ext. 123. Volunteers are needed to serve as drivers or runners for the daily Home Delivered Meals program throughout the California, Daisytown, Brownsville and West Brownsville areas. Volunteers report to the Center in the Woods by 10:30 am. on assigned days and distribute meals to registered participants. Reimbursement for gas mileage is available. Volunteers are also needed in the kitchen. We also need volunteers to help with various fundraising activities and administration work. FMI, please contact Maria at 724-938-3554, Ext. 103. The Center’s hall is available for rental. Call for details. FMI on programs and other activities, call 724-938-3554 Ext. 103. CITW is located at 130 Woodland Court, Brownsville. FMI:

Uniontown Library Author Series: 6/17 at 4 p.m. Throughout 2017, the Uniontown Public Library will showcase the talent of novelists, short story writers, and poets. Each month, a writer will visit the Library to share their experiences as published authors. They will offer a short talk on a subject related to their genre, do a reading from their work, and participate in a question and answer session with the audience. A meet-and-greet and book signing will follow. These events are free and open to the public. Each event will be ticketed, with the free tickets becoming available at the Library's main desk before each author's visit. Seats are limited, so we encourage you to get your tickets early. Refreshments will be offered by sponsoring businesses or by the Library. At each event, attendees will have a chance to win a copy of the author's featured

book in a free raffle! June’s speaker is Larry Ivkovich. Larry’s genre fiction has been published in over twenty online and print markets. He was a finalist in the L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future contest, and in 2010, he was the recipient of the CZP/Rannu Fund award for fiction. His published novels include the urban fantasies The Sixth Precept and its sequel Warriors of the Light from IFWG Publishing. His fantasy novel, Blood of the Daxas, is from Assent Publishing. He has also self-published two novellas, Reunion at Olan and The Final Lesson. Larry will discuss the importance of “getting your work out there” in alternative ways. He’ll share what is valuable about submitting to not only print and online magazine markets, but also of using “themed” contests and anthologies as a challenge to spark your creativity.

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Cosmic Design, works by Shanthi Chandrasekar, on display at Lantern

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The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the opening of Cosmic Design, works by Shanthi Chandrasekar. The exhibit will open with the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Show, and will be on display at the Lantern, 600 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, through July 2, 2017. Inspired by her childhood dream of becoming a scientist, Chandrasekar uses art to explore uncharted territories. Cosmic Design is an outcome of this fascination for the unknown, the application of concepts such as subatomic particles and the mapping of black holes. “In my multimedia artwork, I explore the various scientific concepts alongside imaginative spinoffs. Ideas ranging from the microcosm to the macrocosm, from quantum mechanics to relativity and from singularity to infinity have all seeped into the drawings in this juxtaposition of science and art,” shares Chandrasekar of the exhibition. Shanthi Chandrasekar has received support for this series in part by funding from the

Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Maryland, and the Maryland State Arts Council. Chandrasekar is a Maryland artist who has been drawing and painting since early childhood. Her interest in understanding different media has led her to experiment with sculpture, photography, printmaking and papermaking. She has also been trained in the traditional art

form Tanjore Style painting. While many of her works are influenced by her Indian heritage, her true inspiration comes from the mystery and majesty of the world around her; her muse lives where the scientific overlaps with the spiritual. Chandrasekar’s works have been displayed in a variety of locations through the Washington D.C. area, and she has won numerous awards. She won the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award 2013 and 2016 for Works on Paper. She was awarded the Individual Artist grants from Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, MD in 2009, 2013 and 2016. She also won the Maryland Traditions Master Apprentice Award to teach Kolam drawing in 2010. She currently works from her studio at Studio B, Bethesda, MD. For more information, please visit

Rotary Club of California hosted successful Hats & Horses fundraiser

The Oaks at Center in the Woods, 200 Woodland Court, Brownsville, is having a Flea Market on Thursday, June 8 and Friday, June 9 from 1-3 p.m., on Saturday, June 10th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.They will hold another Flea Market on Thursday, July 27 and Friday, July 28 from 1-3 p.m. and on Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Please join us for our annual Red,White, and Blue open house at The Oaks. It will be held on Friday, July 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.We will be giving tours of our community and showing resident apartments. Hope to see you there! For more information, feel free to contact Community Manager, Mandie Corbin, at 724-938-3788.


The Rotary Club of California hosted another successful Hats & Horses fundraiser Saturday, May 6 to coincide with the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby. Participants were able to place bets on horses running in the Derby and then watch the race live on a big-screen TV. In addition to wagering, guests were treated to a delicious dinner of Southern fare, a wine-bottle ring toss, grab bag, Chinese and silent auctions, and a 50/50 ticket. There was music by California's own DJ Jonny D. Included in the evening's entertainment were three fash-

ion contests: Best Woman's Hat; Best Dressed Man; and Best Dressed Couple. Everyone who attended received a souvenir glass commemorating this year's Kentucky Derby. All proceeds from the event benefit the Rotary Club of California's many local service projects such as local scholarships, the Good Eats Program, Rotary Park, distribution of I Like Me books to all kindergarten students and Webster's Dictionaries to all third grade students in both Beth Center and California school districts, California High School Interact Club, the California Community Picnic, and others. California Rotary also participates in Rotary International's project such as End Polio Now and others. Pictured: (top left) Lisa Buday, an eight-year member of California Rotary, looks great in her matching hat and dress. One of the highlights of the evening is the Best Hat contest, and Lisa

and the other women in attendance had a great time wearing and showing off their chapeaux. (top right) Hats & Horses was a family affair for (from left) Paula Gatalica, sister Susan Bitoni, mother Patty Garnic, and sister Patty Woods. Hats were optional but encouraged in keeping with the traditions of the Kentucky Derby. Paula is immediate past-president of California Rotary and Susan is also member of the international service organization. Photos courtesy of Beth Baxter.

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LADO’s 70th Anniversary Tour to visit Byham Theater this October The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces award-winning LADO National Folk Dance Ensemble of Croatia, celebrating their upcoming 70th Anniversary and touring the United States and Canada in October 2017, will perform in Pittsburgh on Thursday, October 5, at 7:30 p. m., at the Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Street. The 2017 LADO tour is presented by CroExpo. Founded in 1949 as a professional national ensemble, LADO presents the rich traditions of Croatian culture with exceptional dancers, singers and musicians performing authentic Croatian folk songs. LADO has performed for dignitaries and audiences around the globe during its 70 year history - throughout Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa and China. Described as a “Dancing Museum” because of its priceless and beautiful authentic costumes, LADO represents the rich and diverse regional musical and choreographic traditions of Croatia, which is geographically situated at a crossroad of Europe in which the Mediterranean Balkan, Pannonia and Alpine influences are found in the dances, music and costumes. LADO features 38 professional performers, who each dance and sing to allow for versatility of their programming; and 14 virtuoso musicians who play a total of 80 different traditional instruments. LADO's extensive repertoire includes over 100 choreographies that show audiences how intricate and unique the elements of their dances, songs and costumes bring to audiences a visually stunning and culturally enriching experience. LADO last performed in

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Live art exhibition events on slate at SPACE The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is excited to announce a new installment of Wall Paintings, one of a series of live art exhibitionevents curated by Robert Raczka. The installation will open Friday, July 7, during the Cultural Trust’s quarterly Gallery Crawl, and will be on view through September 3 at SPACE, 812 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh. On Friday, July 7, twelve artists and collaborative teams will each create a large painting directly on the walls of the gallery, working from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m., with the gallery open to the public from 1:00 to 10:00 p.m. This will be a live art event with the artists working in the gallery throughout the day of the Gallery Crawl, culminating in the evening reception during which the artists will be completing their paintings. Wall Paintings: Storytellers brings together a broad cross-section of artists whose work incorporates elements of narrative or storytelling. Acknowledging the attention and respect now regularly given to art forms that fall outside of the traditionally-defined fine arts, this exhibit brings together a range of Pittsburgh artists including those working in comics, illustration, and graphic design. The exhibition encourages artists to continue working in their current direction while pushing their boundaries, as each artists is assigned a large wall and invited to work at a scale of up to 12 X 12 feet. The artists featured in this exhibition are Caitlin Rose Boyle, M.L. Walker, Ashley Cecil, Mike Budai, Genevieve E. T. Barbee-Turner, Jessica Heberle, Alphonso Sloan & Baron Batch, Ryder Henry, Renee Ickes, Nils Balls Hanczar, Ann Rosenthal & Lisa Rasmussen, and Paulette Poullet. “Unlike most exhibitions that invite artists to exhibit specific works, the artists in Wall Paintings: Storytellers were selected based on their past accomplishments and invited to produce a new painting at their discretion, con-

sidering only the broad parameters of the storytelling theme,” shares Raczka of his selection. “This creates a considerable element of surprise—some might even say risk—for the curator and in many cases for the artists themselves who have not entirely mapped out what they plan to create.” This is the fourth in a series of live art exhibition-events that Robert Raczka has curated for SPACE including “Drawn in a Day” (2011), “Crowdsourced” (2013), and “Wall Paintings” (2015), building on a 20-year history of curating live art events, as well as more conventional exhibits, initially developed during his tenure as director of Allegheny College Art Galleries. Concurrent with “Wall Paintings: Storytellers,” SPACE’s adjoining windowSPACE will present “Sincerely,” displaying Raczka’s collection of thrift store paintings amassed while organizing exhibits of found art for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s 937 Liberty Gallery, Future Tenant Art Space, and other galleries. SPACE is located at 812 Liberty Avenue. Gallery Hours: Wed & Thurs: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Fri & Sat: 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. The gallery is free and open to the public. SPACE is a project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. For more information please visit: For more information about all gallery exhibitions featured in the Cultural District, please visit

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Phoenix Arts Center to hold 10 Minute Play Fest & Artist’s Swap & Sale Story by Keren Lee Dreyer If the 24 hour play “Yes Thank You Universe - A Tale of Two Attitudes” by Mahajan is too long, and Samuel Beckett's “Breath,” at 40 seconds, is too short, then Phoenix Arts Center's (PAC) 10 Minute Play Festival, on August 5 and 6 at the State Theatre in Uniontown, is sure to be just right. PAC founding member and Chairman of the Board, Carrie Attaway, said “The reason behind the festival is to offer young artists and writers a venue where they can get their vision up on its feet, work with it, and really provide new artists a place to explore.” The Festival marks the opening of PAC's Black Box Theatre, where the 10 minute plays will be performed on the State Theatre's stage, with fewer than 100 audience seats sharing the stage with performers. Guest playwright judges will read and critique the plays, with the audience also voting on the plays; after voting, scores are combined to determine the award winner. The Watson Award, as it is called in honor of theatre staple, the late Ernie Watson, will be presented to the winning playwright(s). Playwrights contributing to this year's event range in age from 20 to around 60. “The experience level is nice, too,” Attaway said, with “college graduates and published book authors writing the plays,” meaning a range of topics will be presented through the works. While murder and intrigue are part of some plays, Attaway believes that “theatre needs to have a voice, and not just for entertainment. Some of the characters in these plays touch on homosexuality, domestic violence, and autism” to name a few. Attaway saw creativity in her children, and decided an arts center would be the proper outlet for their creativity. An actress herself, starting at age 11 under Ernie Watson with a role in Annie, Attaway's vision in 2010 for “an active and creative environment life downtown” to “change the face of Fayette County for the better” is a living reality. “We have found the same people are


attracted to the board, too, who want this for their children,” Attaway said. PAC is always looking for board member, or volunteers, to help their mission thrive. The Center's first classes in 2011 were hosted by Uniontown High School, which allowed the Center to host classes for organizations, such as the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank and their Summer Food Service Program, which taught 150 students to grow potatoes in bags during the Potato Barrel Project. “We had a guest chef come out and teach some potato recipes, students brought in recipes, and we made a cookbook,” Attaway said, adding that “we made enough money to propel the next project which was recycled pop bottle art, where we grew lettuce tomato basil, and painted the bottles.” This year, as PAC takes time off for the summer while the State Theatre produces both “Annie” and “Chicago,” a crowdsourcing fundraiser is planned to raise money for future projects. Another fundraiser, Re: Create, will be held at Uniontown Mall on June 24. As a swap meet, Attaway said art supplies, old instruments, “anything to do with art, theatre, or dance, we're inviting to come.” Also lending space to the early Center's needs was the Laurel Business Institute, which opened their school and made multiple classes hosted by the Center a possibility. “LBI was an excellent stepping stone and their help was instrumental; it allowed us to see what

the organization was capable of,” Attaway said. From that experience, an arts collaborative was formed with the Uniontown Art Club and Greater Uniontown Heritage Heritage Consortium (a.k.a The State Theatre) Attaway said. “So three non-profit groups got together and decided to create a cultural center, and that's how we ended up at the State Theatre.” Once the Center completes its process of hiring a new program director, who will begin preparing fall classes in after school theatre, possibly a Shakespeare for children production, and more. Attaway notes that the PAC would like to do “programs that reach into the downtown population for seniors - I think we have a knitting class on the hook. We want to have art, theatre, and dance for both the adults and the youth something for everybody.” To find out more, or get involved, visit the Center's facebook page at, or visit their web page to pre-register and make class suggestions at:



The Uniontown Art Club presents our third season of “Art at the Summit.” Located at and sponsored by the Summit Inn on Route 40 East of Uniontown, this arts and fine craft show and sale will be held: SATURDAY, JULY 8 - 10 A.M.-5 P.M. SUNDAY, JULY 9 - 10 A.M.-5 P.M. SATURDAY, OCT. 22 - 10 A.M.-5 P.M. SUNDAY, OCT. 23 - 10 A.M.-5 P.M. The local and talented artists of the Uniontown Art Club will give you a great selection of beautifully hand crafted fine art and fine crafts to view and purchase, including: Paintings (oil, acrylic & water colors), Pottery and ceramics, Sculptures, Blacksmithing, Photography, Fused Glass, Jewelry, and much more. You willl love what you see! All items are for sale. Admission is free! FMI:

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AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards®, will open in Pittsburgh on May 30 for a two-week engagement through June 11. Inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the romantic story about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Directed and choreographed by 2015 Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon, the show features the music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, and a book by Craig Lucas. The creative team also includes Tony Award-winners Bob Crowley (set and costume designer) and Natasha Katz (lighting designer); Jon Weston (sound designer); 59 Productions (projection designer); Rob Fisher (musical score adaption, arrangement and supervision); Todd Ellison (musical supervisor); David Andrews Rogers (musical director/conductor); Christopher Austin and Bill Elliott (orchestrations); Sam Davis (dance arrangements); Telsey + Company/Rachel Hoffman, C.S.A. (casting); Rick Steiger (production supervisor); Dontee Kiehn (associate director and associate choreographer); and Sean Kelly (associate choreographer and resident director). The score of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS includes the songs “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “'S Wonderful,” “But

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About Face with Tasha: Summer Skincare Tips - Prepare, Protect, Perfect Story by Tasha Oskey Summer is a favorite season for many people. However, it's also the season that can be most damaging to the skin. People might assume the winter months are hardest on the skin with the cold temperatures being very drying. While that's true to a certain extent, your skin is exposed to more environmental factors in the summer simply because you are outside more. Because of this, it's so important to take care of your skin with a 3 step plan I call Prepare, Protect, and Perfect. In order to prepare the skin, you should exfoliate the face and body two to three times a week to get rid of any buildup of dead skin cells. Also, it helps with congestion in the pores and allows other products such as serums and moisturizers to better penetrate the skin. Regular facials are another great way to care for your skin. Another vital step in preparing the skin is to keep it hydrated from the inside out. It is so critical to your overall health to drink a lot of water. It's very easy to get dehydrated in the warmer weather and believe me it shows up on the skin. Always apply moisturizer on the face and body. If you have an oily skin type use an oil free moisturizer. Now let's move on to the protect part of the plan. The sun's rays can cause skin cancer, sun damage, and wrinkles. The best way to shield your skin from the sun is to use a sunscreen. However, this can be confusing because there are many types of sunscreens with different levels of SPF. To simplify it for you, it is important to understand how sunscreen works. Sunscreen protects the skin from UV light. The sun produces two types of UV light-UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays age your skin and cause

premature wrinkles. UVB rays can cause sunburn. Exposure to UVA or UVB rays over a period of time can cause skin cancer. Another confusing part is knowing what SPF level to use. SPF means sun protection factor and determines how well the sunscreen protects against the UVB rays. It is best to use a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least an SPF 30 to protect against both rays. Anything higher than SPF 30 doesn't guarantee more protection. To make sure it works properly, you should apply it thoroughly and often, especially if you are sweating or swimming. There are two types of sunscreen, chemical and physical (mineral). Chemical sunscreens contain oxybenzone, octinoxate, octisalate, and avobenzone. These cause a chemical reaction to occur so the UV rays turn into heat releasing them from the skin. Physical sunscreens contain titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, which help deflect UV rays away from the skin. There are pros and cons to both, but I prefer physical sunscreens because they offer protection right away and are less irritating to the skin. However, neither will work if they have expired so it is important to check the expiration date. Sunscreens come in

different forms such as creams, lotions, gels, and sprays. For the body any of these are fine, but for the face I recommend using a day moisturizer with SPF 30 broad spectrum sunscreen. This way you are getting hydration and SPF in one. Getting some sun is good for us because of the Vitamin D we get from it. However, with anything in life moderation is key. Keep your sun intake to a minimum, wear sunscreen, and for extra protection wear a hat and sunglasses. Remember a tan may look good but it is actually sun damage. To recap everything so far, you have prepared your skin with exfoliation and hydration and have protected the skin with sunscreen. Now it's time to perfect the skin. This is where makeup comes into play. In the summer months, it's best to keep makeup to a minimum. Putting on a primer after your day moisturizer with SPF will minimize shine and help keep your makeup last all day. If you need to wear a base, skip a heavy foundation and use a tinted moisturizer instead for some coverage. Also, wear cream blush and or bronzers instead of powder so it doesn't look cakey. Waterproof mascara and a liquid eyeliner stay on the best in the heat. I hope these tips help to prepare, protect and perfect your skin so it can be healthy and fresh all summer long. About Face with Tasha is a new, regular column devoted to all things pertaining to beauty and skincare. Tasha Oskey isa Licensed Esthetician and Skincare Specialist at Massage Envy in uptown Mt. Lebanon. Have a question about skincare? Email us at and we’ll pass it on to her.

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Annie, the Musical July 14-15 at 7:30 p.m. July 16 at 2 p.m. $15/adults, $10/under 10 Bring the whole family to see the beloved story of Annie, the orphan girl who meets a millionaire. Watch as she overcomes her “hard knocks life” and changes the lives of everyone around her! With a talented local cast of performers under the direction of John Wagner, III and the team that brought you Hairspray, Mary Poppins, and Gypsy, Annie will inspire you.

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Gaelic Storm to perform June 14 at The Palace Gaelic Storm will deliver a footstomping eclectic mix of Celtic music and modern influences Wednesday, June 14, 7:30 p.m. at The Palace Theatre, Greensburg. After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm - the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band - is looking sharper than ever. From bluegrass fans and country cowboys to Deadheads, rock & rollers and Celtic fanatics, Gaelic Storm has built one of the most diverse fan bases in modern music. “We're a touring band,” says percussionist Ryan Lacey, who joined the lineup in 2003. “That's how this band works.” Those live shows date all the way back to the mid-1990s, when Gaelic Storm kicked off its career as a pub band in Santa Monica, California. By the end of the decade, the musicians had appeared in the blockbuster film “Titanic” (where they performed “Irish Party in Third Class”) and laid the groundwork for a career that would eventually find them topping the Billboard World Chart five times, making appearances at mainstream music

festivals such as Summerfest, Telluride and The Rock Boat Cruise, and regularly headlining the largest Irish Festivals across the country, all the while gaining a reputation as a genre-bending Irish band whose songs mix Celtic traditions with something new and unexpected. Tickets for this Westmoreland Cultural Trust presented performance can be purchased by calling 724-836-8000 or visiting Tickets are $19, $23, and $28. A limited number of VIP Meet & Greet packages are also available for $42 and include a show ticket.

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Professor’s love of poetry leads him to publish book on post-modernism Story by Dr. Natalie Wolfe Duvall You might know that Emily Dickinson heard a fly buzz. And you probably know that Edgar Allen Poe (depicted top right) talked to a raven. But have you ever wondered if all that buzzing and quothing nevermore had to do with how we view, read, and write literature today? Dr. Jody Spedaliere has, and he's written a book about it. Back in 2015, Dr. Spedaliere first presented the idea of Poe as a postmodern short story writer at the International Conference on Poe. His ideas were such a hit that a book publisher, the Edwin Mellen Press, contacted him to learn more. After a lengthy discussion with the editor-in-chief, a book was born. The book as it is now known, First Post-modernist Poets : Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson a New Way of Reading Classic Texts, went on sale earlier this year. So what is postmodernism, and why does it matter? Take a look at the Cal U. Convocation Center and you'll see how prevalent postmodernism is today. Whereas earlier architecture valued symmetry in design, postmodern architecture plays with that idea and bucks convention. That's why the Convocation Center is almost symmetrical until you look at the tower on the right. Much of what we value today is based on our postmodern mindset. We might call it looking outside the box, but really we're looking into the postmodern box, an idea that Dr. Spedaliere says is one in which we don't “look for Truth, but rather truths which are appropriate for a moment in time. [Postmodernism] does

not deal in absolutes.” Dr. Spedaliere wasn't born reading Waiting for Godot, watching Being John Malkovich or spraying graffiti with Banksy, and it wasn't until more recently that he became familiar with the movement. What sparked his interest in this topic was his introduction to Poe and Dickinson, which he read in middle school. A lover of poetry, it was it during graduate school at IUP when postmodernism caught his eye. Poe and Dickinson died in 1849 and 1886 respectively. This was quite a bit earlier than when the movement is generally considered to have started, during the mid-twentieth century. Dr. Spedaliere's idea of Poe and Dickinson as the first postmoderns would mean a dramatic shift. This is important to Dr. Spedaliere. “I believe a strong aspect of the Postmodern is subjectivity. I think

both Poe and Dickinson utilized the subjective in such a way that can be seen as in-step with postmodern ideas. ...they were doing things that we consider postmodern, such as deconstruction, indeterminacy, and the self reflexive, yet they did not have the names for such terms… it is important to see them as the first post-moderns because it illustrates how such ideas have been utilized for the past 150 years or so, which demonstrates how this line of thinking is important to our understanding of the self and its role in society.” Studying literature and literary periods is key to understanding our culture's past and present. It “allows us to understand the choices made by previous generations. In looking at literature and literary periods, we are able to measure ourselves and our own time against the past… we will be able to see both our strengths and our weaknesses.” It's clear from the book and it's background that Dr. Spedaliere's strengths lie in his meticulous approach to research. The book is a result of extensive research including multiple readings of books, detailed notekeeping and outlining, and writing multiple drafts. On top of all that, Spedaliere works as professor for both Cal U. and Pitt Greensburg. Emily Dickinson once wrote a letter declaring, “I am glad there are Books. They are better than Heaven, for that is unavoidable, while one may miss these.” It would be a grave sin to miss this book, by one of the area's finest literary minds.

Wendy Bell to host “An Evening of Thanks” at the Palace Theatre Emmy Award-winning journalist Wendy Bell is hosting an “Evening of Thanks” on June 28 at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg. “Life isn’t a nightly rundown of murders and crime and corruption,” Bell explains. “There are so many extraordinary stories of everyday people doing remarkable things, so what are we waiting for?... People are hungry for GOOD

news,” she says. And that’s what sparked Bell’s idea to launch a positive news website called Bell says she’ll unveil it, and introduce several people whose stories will be featured in it, live on stage. Bell’s “Evening of Thanks” will feature a handful of people whose stories went viral on her Facebook page, reaching more than 10 million people. “This is my opportunity

to surprise some of the people I’ve interviewed whose determination and perseverance are beyond extraordinary.” Bell will ask her Facebook followers to weigh in on which charitable organizations should receive a significant portion of the evening’s proceeds. Wendy Bell’s “Evening of Thanks” is June 28 at 7:30 p.m. FMI:

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Della and Lila Meet the Monongahela Mermaid is the first in a series of books for children that explores the themes of nature, conservation, family, community service, and helping others. Throughout the text children are introduced to research patterns in the forms of charts, maps, and footnotes. Beginning concepts of biology, geography, and environmental science are also presented. A beloved local landscape provides the backdrop for this story about two sisters, Della and Lila, who befriend a mermaid in trouble. As the increasing mistreatment of the Monongahela River persists, Marina the Mermaid turns to two little girls, Della and Lila, to help her

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Mental Health Spotlight: Acceptance is key to successful recovery I recently presented to a family-tofamily support group. It was the first time that I had done so and didn't quite know what to expect during the question and answer session as I don't have any children who deal with a mental illness. As the questions came forward, one issue continued to come up: acceptance. I could feel the frustration of the participants as many of them were attending because of family members refusing to get help or staying in treatment because they simply could not accept they have a condition that requires ongoing treatment. If you've follow my columns with any regularity, you are aware that each one I sprinkle with a bit of acceptance. When I present, I spend the most time on it as I personally see this as the very first rung on the ladder to recovery. Why? Because it simply is. Acceptance removes most, if not all barriers to the things that keep people from progressing up that ladder of recovery. I accept that I have bipolar disorder. I accept that I will have it for the rest of my life. I accept that I need medication and therapy to live a normal life. I accept that there are things that I will not be able to do because of my condition. I accept that there are others like me and I am not alone. I accept that I need help. That last one is probably the most important. With stigma so prevalent in the mental health community, accepting the diagnosis is as difficult as accepting that we need help. We're not conditioned to ask for it, rather tough it out. Besides, if I don't accept I have a condition, why on earth would I need to accept I need help? There were times when I thought there

must be two Freds. One normal one and one bipolar one. If only I could get the normal one to cross-over and help the bipolar one out when he slips, everything would be okay. Right? It made perfect sense at the time. The harder I tried putting this ill-advised concept into practice, the more frustrated I became. The problem was that there aren't two of me, just one and when I accepted that, dealing with the highs and lows of my condition became easier. I became less angry, stuck more to my daily structure, charted my moods with more regularity and exercised more frequently. Of course there are the things that are still difficult to accept, even for me. I consider myself in the middle of that recovery ladder and would possibly be higher if I could get the sleep thing down. Yes, something as simple as sleep. I learned through my recovery that it is paramount to how my moods are going to be. I've been a night owl since childhood and accepting a simple sleep schedule can make all the difference. My goal is to be functional, not

high or low. Sleep helps with that greatly. Hey, I'm learning and accept some days are going to be easy, others a grind. Finally, I would be doing a great disservice if I didn't mention a key precursor to all of this: self-acceptance. We all have wonderful things to contribute and amazing things to accomplish in our brief time here on earth. You have to believe that. Without this key, the struggle with mental illness becomes more difficult for not only yourself, but those around you feeling helpless to aid you. I know that there are friends and family who rely on my presence on this big blue marble and my absence would cause them ongoing pain and regret that they weren't able to reach out and do more. I lost my sister two years ago and that thought haunts me daily. Through self-acceptance, we find self and purpose, strength and determination to not only be accountable to ourselves, but also to those whose lives we touch. I know this may sound like a simple concept, but consider something that you may have had to accept in which you were resistant. How did you finally break through that wall? With the group I presented to, I was very optimistic that with strong family and peer support, the journey of recovery doesn't have to be a solitary one. Accepting that can make all the difference. NEED HELP? IN THE U.S., CALL 1-800-273-8255 FOR THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE. *Mental Health Spotlight is an opinion based column. Any resources mentioned are provided for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace the specialized training and professional judgment of a health care or mental health care professional.

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The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is proud to present the 2017 Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival (PJLIF). This year's festival kicks-off with a ticketed performance of multi-Grammy Award winner, David Sanborn live at the August Wilson Center on June 16 and closes with Latin uber group,The Spanish Harlem Orchestra on June 18. The three day festival also features internationally renowned and multiGrammy award-winner Angelique Kidjo on Saturday June 17. Kidjo, is one of the greatest international music artists today and was named by Time Magazine as “Africa's premier diva.” Kidjo's appearance is a ticketed performance at the August Wilson Center. Free concerts on outdoor stages are always the highlight at the PJLIF, and this year's festival will not disappoint with all-star group Hudson leading the way. This quartet is comprised of legendary musicians, Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, John Medeski and Larry Grenadier coming together to create a distinct, remarkable sound. Internationally-acclaimed trumpeter/composer and Pittsburgh favorite, Sean Jones returns to this year's festival. To enhance the festival goers experience, the celebration will start Friday night with a bash at the 9th Street Stage - AFROHEAT! The second installment of Rhythm & Groove 2017, a large scale jazz soiree takes place on June 16th at the August Wilson Center featuring the Caribbean vibes of Elan Trotman's Topicality, classic, jazz standards by Allan Harris, Latin grooves of Noel Quintana's Latin Orchestra and a special appearance by Sean Jones. Tickets for Rhythm and Groove 2017 are available at for David Sanborn and Angelique Kidjo are available, by calling 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh.


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Waynesburg University will offer two Summer Visitation Days for prospective students and their families Friday, June 23, and Friday, July 14. Registration begins at 9 a.m. both days in Roberts Chapel. “Summer Visitation Days are a great way for high school students to begin their college search and get their first look at Waynesburg University,” said Jackie Palko, director of undergraduate admissions. “They provide a great first look for families who prefer a large group setting.” Both events will include information regarding the admissions process, financial aid and student activities. Students attending will have the opportunity to meet with faculty in their area of interest and participate in a guided campus tour. The visit will end with lunch in the Benedum Dining Hall. Waynesburg University enrolls approximately 1,400 undergraduate students, with more than

All most everybody worries about what will happen in the future. The prospect of not knowing if something good or bad will happen to you in the near future can produce a lot of fear and anxiety. As a result, here is a list of techniques and suggestions on how to manage this fear of dealing with the unknown. Remember that no one can predict the future with one hundred percent certainty. Even if the thing that you are afraid of does happen there are circumstances and factors that you can't predict which can be used to your advantage. For instance, let's say at your place of work that you miss the deadline for a project you have been working on for the last few months. Everything you feared is coming true. Suddenly, your boss comes to your office and tells you that the deadline is extended and that he forgot to tell you the day before. This unknown factor changes everything. Remember that we may be ninety-nine percent correct in predicting the future, but all it takes is for that one percent to make a world of difference. Learn to take it one day at a time. Instead of worrying about how you will get through the rest of the week or coming month, try to focus on today. Each day can provide us with different opportunities to learn new things and that includes learning how to deal with your problems. When the time comes, hopefully you will have learned the skills to deal with your situation. Sometimes, we can get anxious over a task that we will have to perform in the near future. When this happens, visualize yourself doing the task in your mind. For instance, you and your team have to play in the championship volleyball game in front of a large group of people

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Waynesburg U professor appears in documentary Dr. Karen Fisher Younger, chair of the Department of Humanities at Waynesburg University, will appear in a documentary film, “The Daring Women of Philadelphia,” which will be produced by the Emmy-Award-winning studio History Making Productions. The writer of the documentary requested to interview Younger after reading a scholarly article she wrote which was published in Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography in July 2010. The article, based on Younger's doctoral dissertation, discussed females' role in the American colonization movement in Philadelphia in the 1830s-40s. “The American colonization movement was an early anti-slavery movement that predated the rise of abolitionism,” said Younger. “The movement advocated freeing slaves and resettling them in Liberia, Africa. It attracted some of the most well-known men and women of the era, but an examination of northern female participation had been virtually ignored by historians.” Younger will be interviewed this month for the first episode of the docu-


in the next few days. Before the big day comes, imagine yourself playing the game in your mind. Imagine that you're playing in front of a large audience. By playing the game in your mind, you will be better prepared to perform for real when the time comes. Self-Visualization is a great way to reduce the fear and stress of a coming situation and increase your self-confidence. Remember to take a deep breath and try to find something to do to get your mind off of you anxieties and stresses. A person could take a walk, listen to some music, read the newspaper, watch TV, play on the computer or do an activity that will give them a fresh perspective on things. This will distract you from your current worries. A lot of times, our worrying can make the problem even worse. All the worrying in the world will not change anything. All you can do is to do your best each day, hope for the best, and when something does happen, take it in stride. If you still have trouble managing your anxiety of the future, then talking to a counselor or clergyman can be of great help. There are ways to help manage your fear and all it takes is some effort to find those answers. Stan Popovich is the author of “A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods”. Stan's managing fear book has become very popular with over 300 positive book reviews and counting. Read the many book reviews of Stan's popular book by going to his website at

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Westmoreland County Community College honors graduating classes Westmoreland County Community College conferred degrees, diplomas and certificates to 918 graduates at its 46th annual commencement ceremony held Monday, May 15 at the Youngwood campus. The ceremony encompassed graduates who completed program requirements during the summer 2016, fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters. Westmoreland President Tuesday Stanley acknowledged several graduates by sharing their stories and highlighting their accomplishments, including: Billy Johnson of Dunbar, a carpenter for 30 years who wanted a career change and enrolled in the Human Services program. While pursuing his associate degree, he wrote a research paper on criminal offenders that he presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) held this spring at the University of Memphis. Following his internship at Adelphoi Village, the associate degree graduate was hired by the organization as an on-call counselor. He will transfer to California University of Pennsylvania and extend his research. Emily Faulds of Greensburg completed a research project on fighting student hunger, which she presented at NCUR and to the college administration in consideration for implementation. With college approval, her no-cost breakfast program will launch at Westmoreland this fall. The business management associate degree graduate has secured a part-time position in the

college's Grants department. Gena David of Latrobe earned an associate degree in nursing, graduating with highest honors. After working in retail and the restaurant industry for several years, the single mom decided to pursue nursing for “the excitement, challenges and opportunities for advancement” the career offered along with the ability to provide a better life for her two children. While at Westmoreland, she served as an officer for the student nurses association and participated on an academic nursing team. She will pursue a bachelor's degree in nursing at Cal U and was asked to interview for a job at her last clinical rotation site. The president also recognized the inaugural group of seniors who earned an associate of arts degree through Westmoreland's College Now program prior their high school graduation: Brianna Bridge, Jenna Deem, Emma Frey, Sheldon Kiser, and Kailee Lear. They may transfer their associate

degrees to four-year universities. They are seniors at Ligonier Valley High School and all are transferring their associate degrees to fouryear universities. During commencement, Stanley presented the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award to John F. Swank, Jr of Greensburg, detective sergeant with the Greensburg police department. Since graduating from Westmoreland in 1997 with an associate degree in Criminal Justice, Swank has worked in law enforcement for 20 years. He went on to earn a bachelor's degree in Administration of Justice from the University of Pittsburgh and a master's degree in Law and Public Policy from California University of Pennsylvania. He is currently working on his doctorate in Criminal Justice: Organizational Management. Stanley said, “We are proud to recognize John as the Distinguished Alumnus for 2017 and to count him as one of our valued adjunct faculty members who has taught Westmoreland students since 2009.”

Westmoreland County Community College students named All-Academic Two Westmoreland County Community College students were named to the 2016-17 Pennsylvania AllAcademic Team at an awards banquet in Harrisburg sponsored by the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges. Westmoreland students Shelby Kimmick of Youngwood and Joshua Vincent of Dunbar were selected as Pennsylvania All-Academic Team honorees based on their academic achievement and service to the college. As part of the award, both students will receive scholarships to attend the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education uni-

versity of their choice. Kimmick is enrolled in the associate of arts degree program and plans to transfer to California University of Pennsylvania to pursue a bachelor's degree in social work. Her ultimate goal is to become a school counselor. During her freshman year, she played on the basketball team and was a star catcher for the softball team, earning All-Conference, All-Region, and Most Valuable Player honors. She was also selected to serve as a student orientation ambassador last summer. Vincent is pursuing an associate of arts degree in psychology and plans to trans-

fer to California University of Pennsylvania to pursue a bachelor's degree in psychology. His career goal is to become a research psychologist. Over the last two years Vincent has completed two research projects that were accepted for presentation at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research. Additionally, he was invited to present his research project at the Eastern Psychologist Association Conference this March in Boston. FMI:

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Remember When - This Month in History with Fred “Tomato” Terling: Important Dates in June

June 1, 1926 - Marilyn Monroe (19261962) was born in Los Angeles (as Norma Jean Mortensen). Following an unstable childhood spent in foster homes and orphanages, she landed a job as a photographer's model which led to a movie career. She later married baseball legend Joe DiMaggio. June 3, 1972 - Sally Jan Priesand was ordained a rabbi thus becoming the first woman rabbi in the U.S. She then became an assistant rabbi at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York City. June 5, 1968 - Robert F. Kennedy was shot and mortally wounded while leaving the Hotel Ambassador in Los Angeles. The shooting occurred after a celebration of Kennedy's victory in the California presidential primary. He died at 1:44 a.m., June 6, at age 42, leaving behind his wife Ethel and eleven children, the last one born after his death. June 6, 1872 - Pioneering feminist Susan B. Anthony was fined for voting in a presidential election at Rochester, New York. After voting rights had been granted to African American males by the 15th Amendment, she attempted to extend the same rights to women. She led a group of women that voted illegally, to test their status as citizens. She was arrested, tried and sentenced to pay $100, which she refused. June 6, 1944 - D-Day, the largest amphibious landing in history, began in the early-morning hours as Allied forces landed in Normandy on the northern coast of France. Operation Overlord took months of planning and involved 1,527,000 soldiers in 47 Allied divisions along with 4,400 ships and landing craft, and 11,000 aircraft. June 7, 1848 - French painter Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) was born in Paris. He worked as a stockbroker, then became a painter in middle age. He left


Paris and moved to Tahiti where he developed an interest in primitive art. His style using broad, flat tones and bold colors, inspired artists such as Edvard Munch, Henri Matisse, and the young Pablo Picasso. June 8, 1867 - American architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin. He designed about 1,000 structures and is considered the most influential architect of his time. June 10, 1652 - In Massachusetts, silversmith John Hull opened the first mint in America, in defiance of English colonial law. The first coin issued was the Pine Tree Shilling, designed by Hull. June 10, 1889 - African American actress Hattie McDaniel (1889-1952) was born in Wichita, Kansas. She won an Academy Award in 1940 for her role as 'Mammy' in Gone with the Wind. June 10, 1922 - Judy Garland (19221969) was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota (as Frances Gumm). She is best remembered for her portrayal of Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939) and other films including Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) and Easter Parade (1948). June 11, 1910 - Undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau (1910-1997) was born in Ste-Andre-de-Cubzac, France. In 1943, he helped invent the first underwater breathing apparatus, called the Aqualung. He is best known for his Emmy Award winning television series, The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau, which premiered in the U.S. in 1968. June 10, 1913 - American football coach Vince Lombardi (1913-1970) was born in Brooklyn, NY. In 1959, he became head coach of the Green Bay Packers, winning five NFL titles and two Super Bowls in nine seasons. He is

generally regarded as the greatest coach and the motivator in football history. June 13, 1971 - The New York Times began publishing the Pentagon Papers, a collection of top secret documents exposing U.S. strategy in the Vietnam War. June 13, 1966 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled (5-4) in the case of Miranda v. Arizona that an accused person must be apprised of certain rights before police questioning including the right to remain silent, the right to know that anything said can be used against the individual in court, and the right to have a defense attorney present during interrogation. June 14, 1777 - John Adams introduced a resolution before Congress mandating a United States flag, stating, “...that the flag of the thirteen United States shall be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation.” This anniversary is celebrated each year in the U.S. as Flag Day. June 14, 1922 - Warren G. Harding became the first U.S. President to broadcast a message over the radio. The event was the dedication of the Francis Scott Key Memorial in Baltimore. June 14, 1951 - Univac 1, the world's first commercial electronic computer was unveiled in Philadelphia. It was installed at the Census Bureau and utilized a magnetic tape unit as a buffer memory. June 16, 1963 - Valentina Tereshkova, 26, became the first woman in space as her Soviet spacecraft, Vostok 6, took off from the Tyuratam launch site. She manually controlled the spacecraft completing 48 orbits in 71 hours before landing safely. June 17, 1972 - Watergate begins. Following a seemingly routine burglary, five men were arrested at the National Democratic Headquarters in the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. However, subsequent investigations revealed the burglars were actually agents hired by the Committee for the Re-election of President Richard Nixon. A long chain of events then followed in which the president and top aides became involved in an extensive coverup of this and other White House sanctioned illegal activities, eventually leading to the resignation of President Nixon

on August 9, 1974. June 18, 1983 - Dr. Sally Ride, a 32year-old physicist and pilot, became the first American woman in space, beginning a six-day mission aboard the space shuttle Challenger, launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. June 19, 1953 - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed by electrocution at Sing Sing Prison in New York. They had been found guilty of providing vital information on the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union during 1944-45. June 20, 1782 - The U.S. Congress officially adopted the Great Seal of the United States of America. June 24, 2010 - Labor Party deputy Julia Gillard became Australia's first female Prime Minister. She was born in Wales and had moved to Australia as a child. She worked as a lawyer before entering politics. June 25, 1903 - British satirist George Orwell (1903-1950) was born at Montihari in Bengal (as Eric Arthur Blair). He is best known for two works of fiction Animal Farm (1944), and 1984 (1949). June 28, 1919 - The signing of the Treaty of Versailles formally ended World War I. According to the terms, Germany was assessed sole blame for the war, forced give up Alsace-Lorraine and overseas colonies, and pay reparations of $15 Billion. The treaty also prohibited German rearmament.

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Working Out of the Box: How a common household staple is made Story by Fred Terling Cardboard boxes. We use them for everything. Packing, moving, shipping, storage, there are dozens of uses for them, even after their initial use has been fulfilled. As a hardcore Ebay seller, I even use them for additional safety to prevent bending of the comics I ship. Thinking about the multi-purpose box led me down the path of how they are made. For that, I sat down and talked with seventeen year, International Paper veteran Die Cut Operator Michael Weyant to get a glimpse inside of the paper mill to find out just what goes into production. Before the box making process begins, its walls must be manufactured. Round rolls of paper come in at different grades straight from the mill after 100 days of curing. Occasionally green paper that was a tree 3-4 days prior comes into the factory and causes challenges. “It's more difficult to work with the newer paper as it hasn't had enough time to cure having wet streaks and can curl and offset when going through the machines making it harder to guide,” Michael said. The paper comes in on cylindrical rolls 66” around and 110 wide. It can be printed on up to four colors. Before becoming a die cut operator, Michael worked as a down stacker who checked corrugated paper that came off of the press. This is where the walls of the boxes are created. Corrugated paper is manufactured in “flutes.” There are four types that Weyant deals with at International


Paper: A, B, C and Double Wall. The flutes are categorized by the size of the corrugation between layers. There is also a thin layer of paper between each flute. The thickness increases accordingly with flute A being the thinnest layer and double wall being the thickest layer. Some of the common light weight boxes include beer cartons, soup can trays, oil can boxers whereas some of the heavier boxes are vegetable boxes including watermelon and cucumbers. “We make three varieties of cucumber boxes and color code each for small, medium and large cucumbers,” Michael adds. Although an international company, the local International Paper serves a variety of customers within a 300 mile radius. Some are an around the clock job. “We have a yogurt company in Dubois that we make 96,000 pieces for daily, but we also get other jobs that can be shipped anywhere as we are an international Company,” Michael saiad. Once boxes come off of the line and are cut and dyed, they are shipped flat and assembled on the customer side. Most of the sides are glued in house, but some require staple stitching and are sent out for that process. The same is done with the

dying. If a customer requires a custom dye job, the flats are sent out for that and then returned for shipping. “There was a DVD display stand that we created for a customer in Las Vegas. We had to first send it out for full color printing, then it came back to us to cut.” I asked Michael what the oddest job he ever had. “Once we had this cheese box. It took me, my partner and supervisor a half hour to figure out how to put it together,” he laughs. As for seasonal work, summer is the busiest. Ice cream and vegetable box needs increase during the summer. Late summer sees an increase as well in preparation of schools going back into session and ramp up with supplies for cafeterias. Finally, there is safety. According to Michael, safety is first and foremost, from personal equipment and clothing to procedure. Employees have two safety meeting a month. This year they added an active shooter scenario and information on heat stress. The safety equipment varies on task, but the common gear is comprised of safety glasses, ear protection, various gloves for various purposes, cut, chemical, apron, steel toe boots, cut sleeves and utility knives. Employees have their hearing tested once a year. In closing, I asked Michael what he liked best about the job. “The best part of the job is the camaraderie. My partner and I have been together for 12 years,” he answered. “And every job is different, it's never the same project twice.”

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MVRCC Luncheon features new Stoney’s Brewing Company NOW PLAYING! Sunday, June 4 at 7 PM - OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN - $58, $68, $88, $95, $125 - Olivia's appeal seems to be timeless. With a career spanning more than five decades, she is still a vibrant, creative individual adored by fans around the globe. Saturday, June 10 at 2 PM & 7 PM - Laurel Ballet presents SLEEPING BEAUTY - $15, $20, $25 - Laurel Ballet Performing Company presents the classic SLEEPING BEAUTY, the story of a princess who is cursed to sleep until true love's kiss breaks an evil fairy's spell. Brilliantly danced by Westmoreland County's most talented artists, this hallmark of classic family entertainment also features professional guest artists including nationally renowned principle dancer Alan Obuzor as the evil Carabose. Sunday, June 11 at 3 PM - STEVE SOLOMON'S MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH, AND I'M IN THERAPY - $25, $35, $40 Direct from Broadway! One of the longest running one-man comedies in history! Don't miss this show of sidesplitting laughter with the comic magic of Steve Solomon. Tuesday, June 13 at 7:30 PM - AN EVENING WITH TOTO - $52, $62, $72 ($5 additional per ticket day of the show) - With over 39 years together and thousands of credits and accolades to their names, TOTO remains one of the top-selling touring and recording acts in the world. They are the benchmark by which many artists base their sound and production, and they continue to transcend the standards set by the entire music community, being simply synonymous with musical credibility. Friday, June 30 at 8 PM - THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND - $25, $35, $45 - VIP Meet & Greet $80 (includes show ticket) - Still led by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, The Marshall Tucker Band represents a time and place in music that will never be duplicated.

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The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a luncheon meeting on Tuesday, June 13 at the Charleroi Elks Club, 301 Fallowfield Avenue, Charleroi. Registration begins for the event at 11:45 and the program will conclude promptly at 1:00 pm. The keynote speaker will be John J. LaCarte, one of the MonValley's most prolific entrepreneurs and dedicated community leaders. Recently he partnered with Jon King, great grandson of the Stoney's Beer founder, William “Stoney” Jones and acquired the right to brew and sell Stoney's Premium and Stoney's Light Beer. John will discuss how Stoney's got started, the LaCartes' family connection, and plans for the new Stoney's Brewing Company. “We are honored to be hosting John at our luncheon,” said Deb Keefer, Director. “We have watched John and his family grow Model Cleaners and

LaCarte Industries, and are excited to hear about this new venture.” Stoney's Brewing Company will be a major sponsor at the Chamber's upcoming Melvin B. Bassi Memorial Golf Tournament to be held on June 1. Reservations are required and the cost is $16.00/person, non-members, $18.00/person and may be made by call-

ing the Chamber office at 724-4833507, or e-mail at All major credit cards are accepted and on-line registration is available at The Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce serves the business community of the Mid Mon Valley Region of Southwestern Pennsylvania. It is a fully staffed, full-time Chamber of Commerce with its office located in Charleroi, Pa. Its mission is to provide quality networking and educational opportunities to its membership and to advocate economic development activities that will enhance the quality of life and business climate of the Mid Mon Valley. Photo: Jon King (left) & John J. LaCarte are the new owners of Stoney's Brewing Company. LaCarte will be the featured speaker at the Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce's June 13 luncheon event.

Three Rivers Arts Festival announces schedule of events & exhibits The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival (58th year in 2017), a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is a 10-day celebration of the arts in downtown Pittsburgh unlike any other in the nation. This world-class, multi-disciplinary festival is free to attend and open to the public. Festival events & exhibits include: Tracks | Dollar Bank Main Stage Wednesday, June 7 from 12-1 p.m. - A performance showcasing dancers from Boston and Pittsburgh in a mosaic of dance styles. TRAF Dance Battles | Stanwix Stage Sunday, June 11 from 12-6 p.m. - The returning TRAF Dance Battle will include two competition formats in 2017. There will be 1v1 All Styles (open to any dance style) and 1v1 Breaking (Bboys and Bgirls only). Open cyphers and registration will take place from 12 - 1 pm. All Styles prelims will begin at 1 pm and Breaking Prelims will begin at 2 pm. Public art exhibits - All Public Art is on display daily from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Umbrella Sky Project - Gateway Center - The sky of floating umbrellas is the strong element of this project-a sim-

ple idea that brings life and protection to public spaces and events. Tidal - Point State Park, Overlook Tidal is a geofeedback installation that bridges the gap between waterbodies outside and inside us. Find yourself underneath a suspended storm of metal and fabric clouds, illuminated with hundreds of LEDs. Displaced | Artist: Maranie Staab Allegheny River Walk - “Displaced: Photos by Maranie Staab” is presented during the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival as part of Riverlife's 'to be determined' series. 'to be determined' was developed by Riverlife in 2015 to highlight the potential of the underutilized space along the Allegheny River under the Fort Duquesne Bridge onramp between Point State Park and the Cultural District in Pittsburgh. The outdoor exhibition features images taken during the artist's time in Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon in 2016. Take a Seat! - Allegheny River Walk Take a Seat! is an interactive installation of movable chairs on the riverfront and the latest chapter in Riverlife's 'to be determined' series under the Fort

Duquesne Bridge. Drap Art | Peirce Studio, Trust Arts Education Center - Drap-Art is an association of artists who use trash as their material or conceptual resource. Juried Visual Art Exhibition | 4th Floor, Trust Arts Education Center Showcasing exceptional new arts by regional artists in various stages of their careers, and in a variety of media, the Juried Visual Art Exhibition delivers high-quality arts to Festival fans in an indoor gallery setting. Pittsburgh Filmmakers will host artfocused films in the Harris Theater. The Artist Market presented by Peoples Natural Gas features 350+ independent artists in an open- air setting, selling handmade art from 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. daily. The Artist Market at Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival takes place throughout Point State Park and Gateway Center daily, as well as Penn Avenue Extension on Weekends. The Giant Eagle Creativity Zone will be open daily from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. with Point State Park and Gateway Center locations. FMI:

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On the Town: Places to Go, Things to Do & People to See June 3 - The Valley Art Club in conjunction with the Uniontown Art Club will exhibit at the Melega Gallery. The Melega Gallery is located in the Flat Iron Heritage Center, 69 Market St. Brownsville,Pa. The exhibit “ Creative Alliance” will begin with the opening reception, Saturday, June 3 from 1-5. The exhibit will run from Sat. June 3 Sun. Sept. 3. The public is invited. June 8 - Farm To Table Dinner at Kentuck Knob - 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort - 1001 Lafayette Dr, Farmington. Overlooking the Youghiogheny River Gorge in the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania stands a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece; the House on Kentuck Knob. In honor of Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th Birthday Year, Kentuck Knob is offering some wonderful ways for you to celebrate with us this summer. Join us on June 8, the famed architect's actual 150th birthday, for an exclusive Frank Lloyd Wright's Birthday Dinner hosted by Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, in the presence of resort founder, Joseph A. Hardy. $125 Per Person Reservations Required FMI: June 9 - Luau at Uniontown Country Club - 6:30 p.m. Hawaiian Buffet, Live Island Music, Live Hula and Fire Knife Dancers. A night of fun for the family. Make your reservation now. FMI: 724-437-3831 June 10 - Step Into Art - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. - The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main Street, Greensburg The Westmoreland partners with Ligonier Valley Writers to explore selected pieces of art and write about them. A museum educator will introduce

artworks, point out key elements, and pose questions to help participants feel at home in the art. Then writing coaches will help writers choose a genre, suggest ways to get started, answer questions, and help improve their finished story, essay, or poem. Participants will get a chance to share their writing with the group. Coffee and pastries will be served. Registration is required. $20 members, $25 non-members. FMI: June 10 - CATurday: “Art Cat's Sketchbook” Launch Party - 10 a.m. 5 p.m. - Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh. - Free with museum admission. CATurday is a day of feline-themed family fun at Carnegie Museum of Art. We're celebrating the launch of “Art Cat's Sketchbook” with art activities, and a little help from Humane Animal Rescue. Bring a drawing of your favorite cat for $2 off admission and to contribute to our community cat gallery. We'll have drawing activities right from “Art Cat's Sketchbook,” a new activity book of creative fun for looking at, and making art. FMI: June 11 - Into the Gardens & Plant Sale 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. - The Oliver Miller Homestead, 1 Stone Manse Drive, Pittsburgh. The Oliver Miller will host a special event with an emphasis on the gardens. This 18th century site boasts a number of heritage gardens, including the Maits' Garden (flowers), Emily's Garden (wildflowers), the Constant Garden (kitchen garden) a medicinal herb, scent garden, grain patch, raspberry patch and a new garden of dye plants. A docent will be stationed at each area to explain the plants and answer questions. A plant sale will feature scented geraniums and a



variety of perennials at very reasonable prices. Scented geraniums are annual plants valued for their fragrant leaves which come in a variety of scents including, rose, lemon, chocolate, and pineapple. All of the Miller Homestead buildings will be open to visitors. Admission is $2 per person for this special event. Last admission is 4 p.m. FMI: June 15 - Craft Night: DIY Bitters with Wigle - 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh. 21+ event. It's a boozy, bearded Craft Night at CMOA. Start by infusing your own bitters. The experts from Wigle Whiskey guide you in selecting the botanical ingredients to craft the perfect blend. Enjoy a cocktail featuring Wigle spirits while you're at it. Afterward, we'll take a tour of the great beards of the CMOA collection-trust us, there's some epic facial hair up in those galleries. Sign up now for this evening of creative debauchery. Every participant receives the materials to make their own bottle of bitters, a cocktail, and a tour of the galleries. FMI: June 16 - Factory Swing Shift 5-9:30 p.m. - The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky Street, Pittsburgh. The Factory stays up late. Visit our hands-on underground studio to make art after dark during Factory Swing Shift. Visitors can drop in to experiment with a range of materials and techniques in a relaxed creative environment with skilled artist educators, special guests, and music. This event takes place during Good Fridays, offering half-price muse-


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um admission. FMI: June 16 & 17 - Setting the Barre on Fire - Dance Recital by JoAnna Encapera-Teslovich Performing Arts Center - California University of PA Yearly recital by talented dancers from JoAnna Encapera-Teslovich Performing Arts Center FMI: June 17 - The Pittsburgh Jiu-Jitsu Classic - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Center Ice Arena, 100 Center Ice Dr, Delmont. This tournament is PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY. Last day to register: Thursday June 15 at midnight. Doors open/weigh-ins begin: 8 a.m. June 17. Contact: Our goal is to provide a safe and professional environment, to facilitate the growth of competitive Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to Western PA. Using the best technology, scoring and staff available, Pittsburgh Jiu Jitsu Classic, will bring you GI and NO GI for both kids and adult competitors in a smoothly run format. Hoping to bring not only an enjoyable day for competitors but spectators as well The Pittsburgh Jiu Jitsu Classic will play host to a number of super fights featuring the top local and regional fighters. Concessions, locker rooms, showers and spectator seating are all available on site. FMI: June 17 - Soul Train Dance Line Competition - 1-4 p.m. - Market Square, 210 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh. Join Us in Market Square on Saturday June 17th for the Guinness World Book of Records Soul Train Dance Line Competition. We need 300 Couple to register and participate in a Soul Train Dance Line to set the Words Record. Couples will dance in units of 50 to break/set the world record. Email: to sign-up. ONLY Couples permitted. June 18 - Double Feature: Andy Warhol's Tarzan & Jane Regained…Sort Of - 8-10 p.m. - Ace Hotel Pittsburgh, 120 S Whitfield Street, Pittsburgh. The Warhol and Ace Hotel Pittsburgh Continued on pages 28 & 29


On the Town: Places to Go, Things to Do & People to See present a double feature film screening of Andy Warhol's “Tarzan & Jane Regained… Sort Of “(1963) and T”arzan the Ape Man” (1932) in the Ace Hotel gym. Many of Warhol's 1960s films reflect the influence of movies he watched in Oakland cinemas when he was a child in 1930s Pittsburgh. Tarzan and Jane Regained… Sort Of, one of his earliest films, is a Warholian take on jungle adventure films and features Superstar Taylor Mead and Naomi Levine and Dennis Hopper as the title characters in a romp around Hollywood. This film is paired with the classic Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) starring Olympic swimmer Johnny Weismuller, whose life-size portrait Warhol kept in his collection. FMI: June 18 - RTC Pennsylvania Sojourn - June 18 - June 23 - Jun 18 at 12 p.m. to Jun 23 at 12 p.m. - Great Allegheny Passage, Connellsville This summer, we're heading to the legendary Great Allegheny Passage (GAP), the first Rail-Trail Hall of Famer, and the Montour Trail for our 2017 Sojournwhere we'll spend six days exploring tried and true trails, new trail connections, charming communities and the majestic Pennsylvania wilderness. Starting from Deal, we'll follow the GAP and Montour Trail to experience Big Savage Overlook, the Mason-Dixon Line, spectacular sights and attractions, whitewater rafting and more. Although everyone will delight in the physical challenge of taking on a bike tour, strong riders will have the option to ride on the road over the highest point in Pennsylvania: Mt. Davis. FMI: June 21 - Pittsburgh's World Refugee Day - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. - Market Square, 210 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh. Come join us as we celebrate World Refugee Day and Immigrant Heritage Month. This free event is open to the public and includes performances, speakers, food and craft vendors, and activities for children. June 23 - Italian Festa - June 23 at 4 p.m. to June 24 at 10 p.m. Monongahela Aquatorium, 200 Railroad Street, Monongahela. The Rockin' Italian Festa will be held on June 23, and 24. Admission is FREE. Food, Games, Music, and fun for the


entire family. GATES OPEN AT 4 p.m.. Concerts are a 7:30 pm. Concert on June 23 is Oh What A Night. - a tribute to Fankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The June 24 Concert is Four by Four - featuring music of the Beach Boys, Beatles, Bee Gees and Motown favorites. Awesome shows and something for everyone. FMI: June 23 - Hands & Feet Fundraiser - 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Jazzy Boutique, 1049 Broad Ave, Belle Vernon. Hands & Feet a faith based organization blesses children with clothing and other essential needs. Create With Colour Event $35.00/ticket-- BYOB-1/2 the take and Chinese Auctions. Tickets will be sold at Jazzy Boutique. Limited Seating June 24 - 2017 Westmoreland County Airshow - June 24 at 11 p.m. to June 25 at 5 p.m. - Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, 148 Aviation Lane Suite 103, Latrobe. Arnold Palmer Regional Airport is bringing people together once more. We're presenting the U.S. Navy Blue Angels in addition to a host of other airshow acts & vendors. There will also be a tribute to the beloved 'King' Arnold Palmer. FMI: June 24 - WYEP's Summer Music Festival - 3-10:15 p.m. - Schenley Plaza, 4100 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh. Join us Saturday, June 24th for WYEP's 20th Summer Music Festival presented by UPMC Health Plan, featuring Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, The Marcus King Band, The Buckle Downs and our Reimagination Showcase. This FREE event is open to all ages. Also joining us is I Made It. Market and a Children's Tent with activities for kids of all ages. FMI: June 24 - Charity Zombie Prom & Car Wash - New Bentleyville Tavern, 843 Main Street, Bentleyville Donations accepted. Benefits MDA by way of the Jaime Shemasek Stride and Ride. June 24 - Fayette Heritage & Arts Festival - June 24 at 9 a.m. to June 25 at 5 p.m. - Youghiogheny River Park,

152 Newtown Road, Connellsville. Join us at the Fayette Heritage and Arts Festival. Two days of art, history, and family fun. Artisan marketplace, children's crafts and activities, music, food, and more. Peruse the artisan market place and shop for one-of-a-kind treasures. For those artists that want to sell their items, Cost is $25.00 for a 10' x 10' space, both days. You need to supply your own tables and tent. The park has no security at night, so you need to take down and put back up your display during the night. FMI: June 24 - When Pittsburgh was Virginia - 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Fort Pitt Museum, 101 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh. This lecture will discuss the conflicts in the 1770s when Pennsylvania and Virginia fought over control of Fort Pitt and Dunmore's War, a war Virginia waged against the Shawnees for control of the Ohio. Dr. Spero's book, “Frontier Country: The Politics of War in Early Pennsylvania,” aims to tell Pennsylvania's revolutionary history as it was seen from the west. The cost of this lecture is $10 for adults and $5 for students and History Center members. FMI: June 24 - 8th Annual Purple Rain Movie Party. - June 24 at 7 p.m. - 1 a.m. - Hollywood Theater in Dormont, 1449 Potomac Avenue, Pittsburgh. Friends of the Hollywood Theater, come join us for our 8th annual Purple Rain movie party. No true Prince fan should miss out on this event. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the movie begins at 8 p.m. FMI: June 25 - Author Dinner & Talk 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. - The West Newton Library will be hosting the authors of “Where’s Laura” at Gary's Chuckwagon Restaurant, 109 S Second Street, West Newton. $10 luncheon and meet and greet with the authors. Eight ladies that reside at Longwood At Oakmont, and have lunch naming themselves the Tuesday Table Ladies decided to join forces and write and publish their book. Come and join us for a wonderful author's luncheon. FMI: Tickets can be requested by phoning the library 724-633-0798 or

purchasing them at the restaurant. June 25 - Destiny Hill Farm Lavender Festival - Noon to 6 p.m. The Destiny Hill Farm Lavender Festival is an intriguing event for lavender lovers, gardeners, cooks, hobbyist, crafters and shoppers. Walk the lavender fields and cut your own lavender. Browse and shop many vendors while enjoying live music by Kelly Lynott and the Dan Baker Trio. Enjoy painting exhibitions and farm lectures. You can even try your hand at painting from Party Art Painting with two lavender painting classes. Shuttles will continuously run between the farm and parking lot from 11:45 am to 6:15pm. Only guests with a valid handicap placard may park at the farm. No exceptions. Parking for shuttle service at: Trinity High School, 231 Park Avenue, Washington. Tickets: $8 advance - $10 onsite. Children under 12 are free. FMI: July 1 - Any Way You Want It - a Tribute to Journey - 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. Monongahela Aquatorium, 200 Railroad Street, Monongahela. Gates open at 6 pm. Concert starts at 7:30 pm. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Beer purchases require proof of age and valid ID. Tickets are $10 at the gate or available in advance on our website. This is an outdoor venue and concerts are held rain or shine. FMI: July 2 - Concerts in the Parks: Hartwood Acres - 8:15 p.m. - 10:15 p.m. - Hartwood Acres Park, 200 Hartwood Acres, Allison Park. The Pittsburgh Symphony presents its annual summer county parks concerts two free concerts during the Fourth of July weekend that take the symphony out of Heinz Hall and into the great outdoors. This year's concerts are offered at South Park on July 1 and at Hartwood Acres on July 2. These concerts are part of the Allegheny County Summer Concert Series. FMI: July 7 - SouthSide Works Exposed 2017 - Jul 7 at 5 p.m. to Jul 9 at 5 p.m. - SouthSide Works, 424 S 27th

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On the Town: Places to Go, Things to Do & People to See Street, Pittsburgh. We are pleased to present this year's SouthSide Works Exposed Artists' Market featuring 65 artists, live music, kids activities and entertainment (on Sunday), a food truck round-up, and adult beverages on Cinema Drive at the main stage.This is our favorite 3-day summer event. Our artists set up their own shops all along 27th Street Friday night, all day and night until 10 pm on Saturday, and Sunday during the day. Parking is free the first hour and tops at $3 after 5 pm on Friday and all weekend long in SouthSide Works parking lots. July 8 - The Lantern Fest Pittsburgh - 3 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway, 170 Kelso Rd, Imperial At The Lantern Fest, thousands of revelers join together armed with lanterns for one unforgettable spectacle. Before sundown, friends and families can enjoy food, live music, a stage show, familiar princesses, face painters, s'mores, balloon artists and more. Then, when the time is just right, we will light the sky with our highest hopes and fondest dreams. Gates open at 5pm. Parking will be $10 at the venue. Lanterns will fly when the sun goes down. Be sure to arrive early enough to park, check-in and find a place to enjoy the event. July 8 - Hollywood Nights - A Tribute to Bob Seger - 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Monongahela Aquatorium, 200 Railroad St, Monongahela Gates open at 6 pm and the concert starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets $10 at the gate or purchase in advance on our website. Food and beverages available for purchase. Beer purchases require valid ID. FMI: July 6- 9, 9th Annual Whiskey Rebellion Festival - Downtown, Washington The Whiskey Rebellion Festival celebrates the heritage and unique character of the Southwest Pennsylvania region by focusing on the historical significance of the Whiskey Rebellion. Its history is even more rooted in the Washington County area increasing the Rebellion's historical impact. The three day event offers free activities for all ages and includes live music, tastings, food vendors, tours and reenactments. There is also an art show featuring murals and period pieces from

Malcolm Parcell from the famous insurrection with work by contemporary artists Andy Knez and Connie Clutter. Friday evening, a Whiskey Rebellion Dinner fundraiser for the Bradford House Museum takes place at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe. Reception at 6 p.m., Dinner served at 7 p.m. A community parade takes place Saturday morning with an arts and crafts fair directly following the parade. FMI: July 9 - The 14th Annual Classic Car /Bike Show And Fireman's Hog Roast - 9 a.m.-3 p.m. - 995 New Salem Road, New Salem. Registration Fee $10 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Pre-registration special $8. Music by DJ Arnie Amber. 50/50. Door Prizes. Raffles. Chinese Auction. Food. Lottery Hat. Best Pork Sandwich. Fireworks Sunday. 40 trophies to be awarded. Plus Largest Car Club, Best Of Show, Bike Trophies. Best Of Show will be judged. Portion of proceeds benefit the local charities. Dash plaques and goodie bags to the first 150 vehicles. FMI: Call George at 724-785-3503 July 13 - Westmoreland Fair Family Movie Night - 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Westmoreland Fair, 123 Blue Ribbon Ln, Greensburg. The Westmoreland Fair Board is joining forces with Armstrong Cable in their efforts to raise money for their Healing Heroes campaign. We will be setting up a large movie screen in the Peoples grandstand and showing a movie LEGO BATMAN. 50% of the admission price will go to Armstrong Cable Healing Heroes campaign. FMI: July 14 - Deutschtown Music Festival - 5th Annual - July 14 at 3 p.m. to July 15 at 11:59 p.m. Welcome to Deutschtown, East Allegheny Community Council, 415 East Ohio St #225, Pittsburgh. The 5th annual Deutschtown Music fest will feature 200 bands, 28 stages, 8 outdoor stages, 20+ food vendors, a beer garden and will be held on 2 days this year, July 14th and 15th. All performances are FREE. FMI: July 14 - Mary Poppins - 7:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. - The Palace Theatre, 21 W

Otterman Street, Greensburg. Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure with an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stage effects. FMI: July 15 - #FashionAtTheFoyer Pittsburgh's Official Fashion Show - 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh #FashionAtTheFoyer - Pittsburgh's Premier Fashion Show will be held at the Carnegie Music Hall Foyer. Come enjoy an elegant night of fashion and entertainment. This night will be decorated with beauty and fashion from all over the world. FMI: FashionAtTheFoyer. July 15 - Confederate Railroad - 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Monongahela Aquatorium, 200 Railroad St, Monongahela. Who likes Southern Rock? This national act will be right here at the Aquatorium for your listening pleasure. Can't wait to hear Trashy Women? Neither can we! Gates open at 6 pm and the concert begins at 7:30 pm. Food and beverages will be availble for purchase. Beer requires valid ID. Bring your own chair if you like. Tickets $10 at the gate. Advance ticket purchase is available on our website. FMI: July 15 - Murder Mystery Dinner Theater - 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Christian W. Klay Winery, 412 Fayette Springs Rd PO Box 309, Chalk Hill. Come and bring your friends and family. Join in the fun and watch the mystery unfold. This interactive play is sure to keep you in suspense as the story builds to the reveal of “who done it�. The evening includes a complimentary wine tasting of your favorites from the awardwinning Christian W. Klay collection and a delicious buffet dinner. $47/person. Advance, pre-paid reservations are required. FMI: 724.439.3424. July 21 - After Dark-Potterfest - 6 p.m.-10 p.m. - Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes

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Avenue, Pittsburgh. Come explore the museum by night this summer at a special 21+ event that is all about witches, wizards, and magic in the natural world. The museum will host a slew of Hogwarts-inspired activities that invite you to examine fascinating specimens and brush up on potions, transfiguration, and care of magical creatures. $20 at the door; $13.50 for members FMI: August 5 - Half-Pint Prints - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky Street,. Pittsburgh. Families work with The Warhol's artist educators to create silkscreen prints during this drop-in silkscreen printing activity for children ages 1 to 4 years old. Free with museum admission FMI: August 12 - Rock the Yough Music Festival - Aug 12 at 11 a.m. to Aug 13 at 12 a.m. - East Park, East Park Drive, Connellsville. Second annual one day music festival featuring some of the best local and regional bands. The festival will be held August 12 at East Park in Connellsville,. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Connellsville Festival Association. No outside alcoholic beverages will be permitted on festival grounds. Food and beverage (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available for purchase. All ages event. $15 early bird tickets. $20 presale tickets. Children under 10 free with paying adult. FMI: ONGOING EVENTS New Bentleyville Tavern, 843 Main Street, Bentleyville Every Wednesday - Jerry-O-Key - 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Every Friday - MP Spazzz 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Want us to list your special event in On the Town? Email the details to The deadline for submitting event notices is always the 20th day of the month preceding the edition you want the notice to appear in. We reserve the right to edit submissions for length and clarity. Additionally, we reserve the right to refuse any listing we feel is inappropriate for our readership.


BENTLEYVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY 931 Main St. in Bentleyville

The Bentleyville Public Library has moved to a temporary location at the Fairway Communications building at 608 Main Street, Bentleyville. Every Tuesday - TOPS - 5-6:15 p.m. Weight loss group May 1 - Bentleyville Historical S Coffee and Crayons every Friday at 10:30 am we will be coloring. Bring in a book you may have or try one of our pages and stop in and enjoy each others company as we color.This program is for adults of any age. June 3 - Bentleyville Historical Society will meet - 6:30 p.m. June 15 - Book Club at 6 p.m. The book will be “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. Stop by and talk about the book and enjoy a lite snack.The library can get the book for you to read, just ask. June 19 - Summer Reading Sign-ups 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. - Stop by to register for Summer Reading and see what all we have planned. Summer Reading starts July 10-27. June 21 - Board Meeting - Board meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. June 26 - Friends of Bentleyville Library - 6 p.m. - Help support the library and plan fun events. All events will be at the library's temporary location at the Fairpoint Building 608 Main Street in Bentleyville. FMI: Call us at 724-239-5122.


CALIFORNIA PUBLIC LIBRARY 100 Wood St., California HELP! June 10 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Eagle Scout candidate Elek Buday needs volunteers to help lay brick on our back patio. If the mere thought of crouching on hands and knees all day makes your body ache, remember that many tasks will be more comfortable. Every Tuesday at 10 a.m. is STORY TIME with Ellen, a retired elementary librarian. Ellen presents a fresh Story Time every Tuesday at 10 a.m. and Story Time with Kristen and Friends is presented on select Saturdays at 10 a.m. Each Story Time includes a snack & craft. Reservations are recommended. FMI: Call 724-938-2907.

CHARTIERS-HOUSTON LIBRARY 730 West Grant St., Houston TAG:Teen Advisory Group meets First Saturday of every month at 12 noon. Are you in grades 6-12? Want to earn volunteer hours in the company of your friends? Join our Teen Advisory Group and meet once a month to brainstorm ideas about programs you’d like to see in the library, books you’d want to recommend, or projects you and other volunteers could help the library complete! “Brainfood”, aka, snacks, will be provided and the library Wii video games, and board games will be made available at each meeting! Looking for some crafting buddies to inspire your creative projects? Come to our monthly crafterdays! Here we welcome crafters of all kinds to sit and knit, crochet, or even paper mache in the company of other creative crafters! Each crafterday will also include printed instructions and a live demo on how to make a simple craft. Event held 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. Join our Lego club on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month! The program is open to all ages, although it is recommended for ages 5 and up.The library is also accepting donations of new or gently used Lego sets. Wednesdays at 6 p.m. - “Shut Up & Write” - This is a venue for writers to work in the company of other writers on a regular basis. First Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. - Join our Mystery Book Club for a riveting read and book discussion. Register at the library or call us at 724-745-4300.

CITIZENS LIBRARY - JUNE 2017 ACTIVITIES Summer Reading Club at Citizens Library will have you building a better home, a better meal, a better you, and a better world this summer. With the theme “Build a Better World!” there will plenty of stories, crafts, movies, games, and other activities. It all starts with REGISTRATION DAY on Monday, June 19, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Games and Activities are slated for 11 a.m.-1 p.m. that day, or register any time after that. Get a reading record (available for all ages, toddlers to adults) to track what you read this summer, plus a schedule of SRC programs. Program events start the last week of June, and include: Tuesday “Kids’ Days”: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; for kids finishing grades 1-6 Thursday “Summer Story Time”: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.; for kids 3 yrs. (must be 3 by June 1) through Kindergarten. Special one-time events: dates and times to be announced. For more information about SRC, please contact the Children’s Dept. at 724-222-2400, ext. 235 Clicks for Cash Contest - Help Citizens Library win an unrestricted grant from the Washington County Community Foundation's Acorn Fund! Visit our Charity Profile on to help us win! Paul W. Amic, Local Author and Historian - June 14 at 6 p.m. - Citizens Library Public Meeting Room - Mr. Amic will discuss his new book “The Best of Pennsylvania Wrestling: 1938-2016.” This book showcases the Pennsylvania State Championships from 1938, when it was an experimental event, through 2016 when it became one of the most prestigious amateur athletic events in America. Readers of the Lost Ark Book Club will meet on Thursday, June 15 at 6 p.m., in the conference room.The book will be “The Alienist” by Caleb Carr. Free and open to the public, readers should bring a snack! Monthly Chess Club - Meets the first Saturday of the month from 1011:30 a.m., and is open to all ages and all levels of play. LEGO Club will meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays, from 5-6 p.m.The

program is open to all ages, and there are sets of larger building blocks for children who are too young for regular sized Lego bricks.The Children’s Dept. is also accepting donations of new or gently used LEGO sets. CitiBooks, a used books bookstore in the lower level of the library, is open from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tues & Wed; 10 a.m to 6 p.m.Thurs; & 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. CitiBooks is staffed by volunteers & all proceeds benefit the library. To volunteer, email Summer Wine Tasting Event Friday, June 16 at 5:30 p.m. - Join us for Citizens Library's 9th Annual Summer Wine Tasting - Come sample the wine from four local wineries and enjoy a light sampling of gourmet food catered by Michael Passalacqua of Angelo's Restaurant. - Ticket Info: $25/advance or $30/at the door Wine Down & Paint for Citizens Library - Friday, July 14 at 6 p.m. Public Meeting Room - Citizens Library - Participants will paint their own wine glass with step-by-step instructions from local artist Katelynn Falleroni. Class is $30 per person. Proceeds will benefit Citizens Library. BYOB. Appetizers will be served. Registration is required. Call 724-222-2400 ext. 222 to sign up. Must be over 21 years old to participate. Class size is limited to 30 participants. Citizen’s Library is located at 55 South College Street,Washington, PA 15301. Phone # is 724-222-2400 FMI:

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PETERS TOWNSHIP LIBRARY - JUNE 2017 ACTIVITIES Tiny Tunes Music - Mondays at 11 a.m. - Ages: 2½ - 5 with an adult. Tiny Tunes Music is a fun, casual program of playing with and learning about music. Every week explore a different theme and way to make music. Book Babies - Tuesdays at 10 a.m. - Birth-12 months with an adult. You can't start too early at the library! In this 20-minute program, babies will gain contact with language through stories, songs, rhymes and finger plays, helping them take their first steps toward a lifetime love of books and reading. Mother Goose Storytime Tuesdays at 11 a.m. - Ages: 12 - 24 months with an adult.They're just learning to talk -- give them something to talk about! 20 minutes of books, fun rhymes, songs and finger plays to encourage language growth and a love of reading. Toddler Tales - Wednesdays at 10 a.m. - Ages: 2 - 3½ with an adult. They can walk, they can talk -- and they can learn! This 30-minute program adds crafts and fun to stories for further encouragement on the way to becoming lifelong readers. Kindergarten Storytime Thursdays at 10 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. Ages: Kindergartners and 5-yearolds. This full-hour program goes the next step in learning and loving reading through stories, activities, crafts and movies. Register at the Youth Services Desk. Coloring, Coffee & Classics - 9:15 a.m. - For ages 18 and up. Every Wednesday in Café Lee. Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps promote overall wellness.Take a break and spend an hour coloring while you listen to classical music and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee. Drop In Chess - Tuesdays at 11 a.m.-2 p.m. - Every Tuesday in Café Lee. Drop in with a partner and chal-

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DONORA PUBLIC LIBRARY 510 Meldon Avenue in Donora

Knitting at the Library meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. & the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Contact: Judy Yoskosky Afternoon Book Club meets the 2nd Wednesday of each Month at 1 p.m. Contact: Judy Wasko Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. - Tiny Tykes Program - For kids ages 18 months-3 years old. Please call 724-379-5511 to register.

MONESSEN PUBLIC LIBRARY 326 Donner Ave., Monessen lenge yourselves to a game or two of chess. A Night With WQED - June 8 at 6:30 p.m. - For children of all ages with an adult. Second Thursday of the month. Come and view a new or loved WQED/PBS program and enjoy an activity. June 8: Nature Cat, July 13: Bob the Builder, Aug. 10: Dinosaur Train. Summer Reading Kick-Off & Sign-Up - June 10 at 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. - Ages: Kindergarten to Grade 6 - Cost: $5 payable at registration - Build a Better World! Join in the excitement of Summer Reading with games, crafts, and summer fun! Please register at the Kick-Off Party or the Youth Services Desk prior to the first day of program. Daddy Daughter Hair Factory June 12 at 6:45-7:45 p.m - Ages: Kindergarten and up. Limit 12 girls with their daddies.The ultimate Daddy & Daughter bonding experience just in time for Father's Day! A professional hairdresser and mom will teach daddies 3 easy hair designs for their daughters for cool summer fun. Please be sure your daughter’s hair is clean and brushed. Bring along your favorite comb. Due to limited space, registration is required. FMI: or 724-941-9430

Alley’s Adventure Time will be held on Mondays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m. Toddler Time will be on Monday afternoons at 1 p.m. Wacky Wednesdays are for ages 8 – 12 and will be held at 5:30 p.m. Public is welcome at all board meetings. Second Wednesday of the month at 5:15 p.m. FMI, call the library at 724-684-4750.

Second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 3:30 p.m. - Bridge Club Second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 5:30 p.m. - Knit & Crochet Third Thursday of the month at 3 p.m. - Book Club Story Times are Fridays at 11 a.m. Second and fourth Saturdays of the month at 1:30 p.m. - Lego Club Wee Build meets the third Saturday of the Month at 1 p.m. Block Party - June 24 at 1 p.m. Register at the library or call us at 724-379-7940.

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FREDERICKTOWN AREA LIBRARY 38 Water St., Fredericktown

Story Time is held Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Miss Becky reads with the children, completes a small craft, and incorporates some block play. Children 18 months & up. The Writer's Group meets the first and third Wednesdays of every month. Children ages 8 through 12 are welcome to join in on the all-new K'nex Club, which will meet at the library on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 3-4 p.m. Fleatique Book Sale - Saturday, June 3 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. FMI, call the library at 724-258-5409.

Fridays at 10-11 a.m. - Preschool Story Hour 6/8 & 6/22 - Sit & Knit Crochet Club at 5:15 p.m. 6/21 at 6:30 p.m. - Board Meeting Fifth Annual Sip of Summer Outdoor Wine Tasting - Friday, June 23 from 7 p10 p.m. - Waleski Horse Farm, 38 Emery Road, Richeyville - Great Wineries - Catered buffet by Route 40 Deli & Catering, Beallsville - Vendors & Basket Auction - Music by Bob Podish Tickets $30 in advance or $35 at the door - Includes wine, food, souvenir wine glass & door prize ticket. Purchase at the library or on our web site via PayPal. FMI call us at 724-377-0017.

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JOHN K.TENER LIBRARY 638 Fallowfield Ave. Charleroi Craft days for kids! A new craft will be available the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. FMI about the John K.Tener Library in Charleroi, call 724-483-8282.