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LOCAL NEWS

Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church Illumination Night Scheduled for December 10th Join us on Saturday, December 10 for our annual Illumination Night! Celebrate the Christmas season with all of the essentials: hot apple cider, a horse-drawn carriage, crafts and activities for kids of all ages, as well as carols and seasonal songs performed by some of our favorite local ensembles: T J Choir, Brentwood Jazz band, and our annual performance by Shade Sister's Dance Studio. Free shuttle service from Pleasant Hills Middle School and Pleasant Hills Borough Building will run continuously from 4:30 – 9 p.m. Please bring a nonperishable food item for the Cloverleaf Food Bank. Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church is located at 199 Old Clairton Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. For more information, visit us online at www.pleasanthillschurch.com or call the church office at 412-655-2000.

Peters Creek Historical Society Plans Holiday ‘Soup and Stroll’ for December 4th The Peters Creek Historical Society extends a holiday invitation to the public for its holiday ‘Soup and Stroll,’ an annual Christmas open house at the Historic Enoch Wright House, Museum Of Westward Expansion on Venetia Road, Venetia, PA. The event will take place on Sunday, December 4 from noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy a hearty meal of homemade soup, bread and dessert in the warmth and ambiance of 19th century charm. Stroll through the house to visit Father Christmas and the mining room and meander outdoors to see the 18th century log cabin featuring historic re-enactors of the period Cost: adults - $8; children nine and under - $5. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information, call 724-746-3203.

Attic Find Leads Retired History Teacher to Write a Civil War Book While cleaning out his parents’ attic, Carleton Young discovered an enormous collection of letters written during the Civil War by two soldiers. After spending about five years transcribing the letters with the help of friends, the retired history teacher compiled their stories into the book ‘Voices from the Attic: The Williamstown Boys in the Civil War.’ Young's book tells the story of two brothers who witnessed and made history by fighting in the Peninsula Campaign, then at South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Cedar Creek. They preserved that history through their surprisingly detailed and insightful letters, rediscovered after 150 years in his parent’s attic. Young will visit the Peters Township Public Library on Thursday, December 1 at 7 p.m. to talk about the book and his efforts to retrace the steps of the two brothers based on their letters home as they fought in the Civil War. Register to attend by emailing programs@ptlibrary.org or call 724.941.9430 #1. A book signing will follow the presentation.

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Bethel Art Guild Plans Holiday Party with Guest Speaker Dianna Heater The holidays are fast approaching, and the Bethel Art Guild (BAG) wants to be a part of your 2016 Christmas memories with our December meeting. Our December meeting will also be our annual Christmas party, and what is a party without food? So, as usual, fallowing our business meeting, our Christmas lunch will be served. The cookies are always a big hit! Then we will settle in to listen to our December speaker, Dianna Heater. After attending the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and receiving her degree in photography multimedia, Dianna advanced and continued her art studies in visual communication, art restoration, and photo retouching. Dianna has a professional digital retouching and restoration studio. She has taught classes at the Pittsburgh Art Institute, and she has had a successful professional art career doing commissioned work using graphite, acrylics, and water color. Dianna has a new passion; she has fallen in love with “pan pastels.” She is looking forward to sharing this new passion with you and introducing you to this new medium, so join us at our December meeting. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December1, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. Come one, come all! Meetings are held at the Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Ave., Bethel Park. This meeting will be our last until February 2017.

South Hills Mon Valley Messenger December 2016  

South Hills Mon Valley Messenger December 2016

South Hills Mon Valley Messenger December 2016  

South Hills Mon Valley Messenger December 2016