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Community events slated for Norwin area

Spaghetti will be the main course at the Larimer Volunteer Fire Department's spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. May 15 at the upstairs banquet hall on Brownstown Road.

A concert is planned from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. May 12 at Zanderz Sports Bar/Palmieri’s Restaurant, 951 Old Frankstown Road, Plum, to benefit the family of a 2-year-old Irwin girl who is battling leukemia.

Tickets to the benefit concert for Gracie Gorman are $15. The concert will feature the music of DJ Bill Ballas; solo acoustic artist John Petrarca; the Top 40/classic rock band Knuckle Monster; and Pittsburgh hard rock cover band Neutral Loss.

In addition to the concert, there will be a raffle and prizes.

The annual concert series is dedicated to the memory of Conrad Guenzel, who died of cancer in June 2010, and benefits families affected by cancer.

A GoFundMe page is set up at or

More information can be obtained by searching Facebook for “Conrad’s Concert 7.”

Irwin plans sidewalk sale/flea market

Downtown Irwin will be the site of a spring sidewalk sale and flea market along Main Street from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 12.

Norwin Area Democrats to meet

The local and state Democratic candidates running in the May 15 primary will be discussed when the Norwin Area Democrats meet at 6 p.m. May 10 at the Norwin Public Library community room, Caruthers Lane, Irwin.

The dates and locations of upcoming Democratic events also will be discussed.

Larimer firefighters to hold spaghetti dinner

The Larimer Volunteer Fire Department will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. May 15 at the fire department’s upstairs banquet hall on Brownstown Road.

Patrons can eat in or take out their meals. Meat sauce and marinara sauce are available.

The meals are $7 for a small portion and $8 for a large portion. The meal includes salad and cake.

For takeout, call the fire hall at 724-863-9809 during dinner hours.

Irwin Lions plan bingo

The Irwin Lions will hold a Super Lightning Bingo at 6:30 p.m. May 12 at the Irwin Moose, 530 Oak St., Irwin.

Games will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include dinner and 16 games of bingo.

Door prizes and a chance to win other prizes will be available.

For more information, call 724-863-4540.

Irwin church set to resume Burger Bash

Immaculate Conception Church will hold its first quarter-pounder Burger Bash of the season from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 12 at 308 Second St., Irwin.

Advance orders for 10 or more can be called in between 9 and 11 a.m. at 724-863-6947.

The cost of the hamburgers with onions is $2.50. Hot sausage costs $2.50; hot dogs cost $2. Potato chips and pop will be available.

The Burger Bash also will be held on June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13 and Nov. 10.

Divorce workshop slated in Irwin

A divorce workshop for women will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 19 at the Norwin Chamber of Commerce, 321 Main St., Irwin.

The four-hour workshop will explore the legal, financial and emotional issues of divorce to educate on what to expect and how to prepare.

Attendees will gain a greater understanding of how to get through the divorce process with the least amount of cost, conflict and collateral damage.

Materials fee is $35 per person. Call Donna Cheswick at 724-493-9695 to register by May 16.

Substance addiction ministry will gather in North Huntingdon

Victims of addiction and their family members can join in the ministry for prayer, support and resources at 6:30 p.m. May 16 at St. Agnes Convent Chapel, 11400 St. Agnes Lane, North Huntingdon.

The ministry group meets on the third Wednesday of every month.

For more information, contact Marion Thoma at 724-863-3953.

West Newton Library seeks volunteers

The West Newton Library, 124 N. Water St., is seeking to train volunteers for a four-hour shift at the library’s front desk.

The library has volunteers to work the hours it is open, but trained people are needed if a scheduled volunteer is not available to work.

The library operates Mondays and Thursdays from noon to 5 p.m.; Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m.; and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Those interested in volunteering can contact Robin Matty at 724-872-4538.

MusiKana seeks resumes for production

MusiKana Productions of North Huntingdon is accepting theatrical resumes for the role of Eleanor Roosevelt in its biographical drama, “Conversation with the First Ladies,” which is performed locally.

Those interested should have some theater experience and be more than 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Performance dates will vary and are being booked by MusiKana. The next show is Sept. 20.

Resumes should be sent to MusiKana Productions, 1250 Lindencross Ave., North Huntingdon, 15642.

St. Edward’s Church plans golf outing

St. Edward Parish in Herminie will hold a golf outing starting on June 8 at the Madison Club in Madison.

The outing will have a shotgun start at 9 a.m. This is a four-person scramble.

The fee is $85 per person and $340 per foursome. The fee includes a continental breakfast, green fees, cart, hot dog at the turn and buffet dinner at the Madison Club.

Golfers will have a chance to win skill prizes, door prizes and team awards.

A hole-in-one prize is a car lease provided by Bob Massie Toyota.

To register, call the parish office at 724-446-5197 or email

Bushy Run Battlefield to host open-air market

Bushy Run Battlefield will host an open-air market this year.

The market, which will have a variety of vendors, will open May 26 and continue on the fourth Saturday of each month until Sept. 22.

The Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society will host the market as a way to attract visitors to the site — located at 1253 Bushy Run Road, near Jeannette — of a historic 1763 battle between British forces and Native Americans, said volunteer Rob Malley, market organizer.

“We get dog-walkers, joggers, kite-fliers and many other people using our grounds for outdoor fun. We thought we’d offer some more options for people to enjoy our beautiful park,” Malley said.

Each Bushy Run Market day, the battlefield gate will open at 6 a.m. for vendors and 8 a.m. for guests. There will be no setup after 7:30 a.m. The market will conclude at noon.

There is no fee for market space, but vendors must agree to donate at least 15 percent of their sales to the society. Those who donate more will be recognized on a sign.

Vendor space requests will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis, and must be made via email at Vendors are responsible for all tables, tents or other equipment for their market space. No electricity will be provided.

Products deemed not acceptable include live animals, firearms and ammunition or other explosives. Contract sales (services, etc.) and third-party sales also are prohibited.

For more information on vendor requirements, visit

Historic Hanna’s Town seeks dealers

Dealers of antiques, collectibles, historic crafts and other vintage items are invited to set up for the 45th season of Antiques & Collectibles Sales at Historic Hanna’s Town in Hempfield.

The outdoor sales are held the second Sunday of the month, rain or shine, from May 13 through Oct. 14.

The gate opens at 7:30 Sundays, and the market continues through early afternoon. Dealers can set up beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Yard sale or flea market items are not allowed.

Dealer spaces are 28 by 20 feet on a grass surface. Sales average more than 100 dealers and from 600 to 1,000 customer cars.

The setup fee for one sale is $35; discounts are available for multiple shows.

Proceeds benefit the Westmoreland County Historical Society’s education and preservation projects at Historic Hanna’s Town, a Revolutionary War-period settlement and site of the first English courts west of the Allegheny Mountains, located at 809 Forbes Trail Road.

For more details, call 724-532-1935 or go to

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