Secretary sought for parks commission
Pine officials are looking for residents to fill the vacant secretary’s position on the township’s Parks and Recreation Commission.
Township residents interested in serving in the position are asked to send a letter of interest or a resume to Joni Patsko, parks and recreation director, at 230 Pearce Mill Road, Wexford, PA, 15090 or to [email protected] The deadline for applications is Sept. 30. For more information, call (724) 625-1591.
Fund-raiser to feature Casey and Onorato
Pennsylvania Auditor General Bob Casey Jr. and Dan Onorato, Democratic candidate for Allegheny County chief executive, will be the keynote speakers at a fund-raiser Saturday for the McCandless Democratic Committee.
The picnic will be from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Lone Pine Grove in North Park, located behind the North Park swimming pool.
Activities and refreshments begin at 12:30 p.m. with hot air balloon rides and bubble entertainment for the children by the Tri-Rivers Clowns.
Lunch will be at 2 p.m. Casey and Onorato will speak at 4 p.m. There also will be opportunities to meet various candidates in the upcoming election.
The public is invited. Tickets, which cost $5, can be purchased from any member of the McCandless Democratic Committee.
For more information, call committee Chairman Jack Goodrich at (412) 281-1455.
Library to celebrate Banned Book Week
Northland Public Library is celebrating Banned Book Week through Saturday as part of the American Library Association’s annual celebration of freedom to read.
The library’s front window will display books that have been banned from or challenged at various libraries. In addition, volunteers will read from the books at various times throughout the week. The library is located on the second level of Northway Mall, along McKnight Road, in Ross.
Banned Book Week is sponsored in part by the American Library Association, the Association of American Publishers and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
Volunteers are needed for Oct. 8 footraces
The Northern Allegheny County Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers for its Chamber Classic 1/2-Marathon, 5K Run and 5K Walk, which will be Oct. 18, beginning at the North Park Boathouse.
Volunteers are needed from 7 a.m. to noon for a variety of tasks, including registering runners and walkers, serving as course marshals, staffing water stations and assisting at the finish line.
For more information, call the Chamber office at (724) 934-9700.