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Saturday, October 10, 2015
Cabaret Theatre Performances
Organization: Latrobe Art Center
Description: The Cabaret Theatre, working to renovate the former Latrobe Athletic Club at 227 Main St., will perform over three months in the Latrobe Art Center.

Sept. 9 through Sept. 13, the company will present "They Never Made It Big."

Oct. 7 to 11, the company will perform two one-act plays, "Night Vision" and "A Life's Work."

Nov. 11, 12, 14 and 15, the company will perform "Bang Bang You're Dead."

Opening nights are half-price admission, and food from local businesses will be for sale during the productions. Seating is limited to 50 for each production. Please call the art center for ticket prices and show times.

Location: Latrobe Art Center, 819 Ligonier Street, Latrobe

Registration is required

Contact information:
Contact: Latrobe Art Center
Phone: (724) 537-7011

Sock Collection
Organization: Westmoreland Cleanways
Description: Beginning on Saturday, October 10, and continuing through October 31, Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling and the RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) of Westmoreland County will accept donations of new hats, mittens, and socks (any size, color or style) to benefit area human service agencies and shelters throughout Westmoreland County. Items can be dropped off at the Recycling Center during regular hours, or Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling’s business office most weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling, donations can be dropped off at several other locations throughout Westmoreland County until October 31:

AARP North Huntingdon

Mt. Pleasant Senior Center

WCCC – Mon Valley

Adams Memorial Library

New Neighbors of Greensburg

WCCC – New Kensington

Delmont Library

Norwin Public Library

West Newton Senior Center

Greensburg-Hempfield Library

Valley Senior Center of Ligonier

WCCC Library

Latrobe Senior Center

WCCC – Bushy Run

Youngwood Library

Ligonier Valley Library

WCCC - Laurel

Location: Various Locations, Westmoreland County

Contact information:
Phone: (724) 925-4213

Pancake Breakfast
Organization: Heritage United Methodist Church
Description: The annual breakfast will be held until 1 p.m., Friday and Saturday, during Fort Ligonier Days. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.

Location: Hertiage United Methodist Church, Ligonier
Time(s):  6:30 AM

Fort Ligonier Days
Organization: Fort Ligonier
Description: This annual event commemorates the October 12, 1758 battle between British and French forces during the French and Indian War. There will be artillery demonstrations followed by battle reenactments on Saturday and Sunday. Journey back in time to an eighteenth century fort community.

The three-day festival features a major community parade, sidewalk sales, musical entertainment, crafts, food booths and battle re-enactments at Fort Ligonier. Craft booth hours will be Friday and Saturday - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday - 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The parade will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Fireworks will be held Saturday night following Phil Dirt & the Dozers concert. Please check website for a complete schedule of activities.

Chairs are not to be set out prior to 6 p.m. Friday for parade viewing. Pets are not allowed in the festival area.

Merchant sidewalk sales begin Thursday. Traffic will be restricted and detoured in the Diamond area Thursday evening to allow for the setting up of food booths.

Location: Fort Ligonier, US Rt. 30 and PA Rt. 711, Ligonier
Time(s):  9:00 AM

Contact information:
Phone: (724) 238-4200

Planetarium Shows - Fall 2015
Organization: Saint Vincent College
Description: Saint Vincent College will present four planetarium shows this fall in the Angelo J. Taiani Planetarium and Astronaut Exhibit in the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion on the campus of Saint Vincent College. Admission is free and open to the public.

The one-hour shows, all scheduled to begin with a tour of the season’s night time sky, include Feast of Saint Francis Planetarium Show with Dynamic Earth on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.; and Late Fall Sky Show and Oasis in Space on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 11 a.m. The Star of Bethlehem – Christmas in the Planetarium show is to be announced.

The shows are conducted by one of the faculty members in astronomy from the College’s Department of Physics, Dr. John Smetanka, Dr. Daniel Vanden Berk or Br. Lawrence Machia, O.S.B. Selected deep sky objects – star clusters, nebula and galaxies – will be viewed along with simulated trips to planets and moons in the solar system. The shows will end with a 25-minute theatrically-produced full-dome immersive video.

A second, 30-minute show appropriate for children ages 3 to 10, The Sky Over Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, will be presented at noon on Oct. 10 and at 12:30 on Nov. 21. The show will explore the sky with Rogers and the animated characters from “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.”

Because of limited seating, advance reservations are requested and may be made by contacting the Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing at 724-805-2631. Private shows for groups of 15 to 35 people may also be scheduled at other times by contacting the Boyer School. Scout groups who wish to fulfill requirements for merit badges are especially encouraged to make appointments.

Location: St. Vincent College Planetarium, Latrobe
Time(s):  10:00 AM
11:00:00 AM
12:30:00 PM

Contact information:
Phone: (724) 805-2631

Free Lunch
Organization: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA), Derry
Description: The free community lunch will be available from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. (as long as the supply lasts).

A homemade meal, beverages and desserts will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome.

Location: 101 W. 4th Avenue, Derry
Time(s):  11:00 AM

Latrobe Area Community Meal
Organization: Holy Family Church
Description: The free meal is held for those in the Latrobe area who would like to share a meal. The meal will be served on the second Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations are required.

Location: Holy Family Parish Social Hall, Latrobe
Time(s):  11:15 AM

Registration is required

Contact information:
Phone: (724) 805-2758

Turkey Dinner
Organization: Congruity Presbyterian Church
Description: The Turkey Dinner will be held until 7 p.m. at the church. Admission is $9 per adult and $4 for a child 6 to 10. Children under age 6 eat free. The public is invited to attend; reservations are required.

Location: 136 Fenneltown Road, off Route 22, West of New Alexandria
Time(s):  4:00 PM

Registration is required

Contact information:
Phone: (724) 668-7652

Oldies Dance-Rededication
Organization: Latrobe Revitalization
Description: All are invited to turn the clock back to the 50's and 60's to rededicate the newly remodeled and restored building, including an elevator. Music of the era, refreshments and prizes awarded for one traveling furthest and dressing in the 50's/60's period.

Ticket price is $25. Please call to order tickets.

Location: Harry's Skating Rink (Danceland), Depot and Jefferson Streets, Latrobe
Time(s):  7:00 PM

Registration is required
Fee: $25.00

Contact information:
Contact: Jarod Trunzo
Phone: (724) 850-0012

2015-2016 Concert Series
Organization: Saint Vincent College
Description: Saint Vincent College Concert Series will present seven musical performances featuring internationally acclaimed musicians during its 44th season in 2015-16.

“Our artists this season perform internationally and are among the best chamber musicians in the world,” commented Ann Holmes, series director.

The schedule for the 2015-16 Series features Duo Sonidos, violin and guitar, Sept. 12; Brandon Ridenour, trumpet, Oct. 10; Fei-Fei Dong, piano, Nov. 21; the Harlem Quartet, Jan. 16, 2016; Paul Jacobs, organ, Feb. 13; Mischa Bouvier, baritone, March 12; and Vivian Choi, piano, April 9.

Concerts begin at 7 p.m. (new time this year), with most performances in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center on the campus of Saint Vincent College. The Sept. 12 concert will be in the Basilica Crypt and the Jan. 16 and Feb. 13 performances are in the Basilica.

Also new this year is a free reception to meet the artist after each concert.

Continuing this season is a free shuttle between the parking areas and the Carey Center for performances held there. There is no shuttle for performances in the Basilica.

Season tickets (premium seating at each of the concerts) are $130, and flex passes (seven admissions) are $140. Single tickets are $25 and group rates are available for groups of ten or more. Children 12 and younger are admitted free with adult supervision/admission. Tickets are now available for sale.

Further information is available by contacting the Concert Series box office at 724-805-2565 or Tickets will also be available at the door one hour before each concert.

Location: Saint Vincent College Campus, Latrobe
Time(s):  7:00 PM

Registration is required

Contact information:
Contact: Concert Series Box Office
Phone: (724) 805-2565

The Clarks Benefit Concert
Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region
Description: The concert benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region. Individual tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at or by calling the box office.

Location: The Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman Street, Greensburg
Time(s):  7:00 PM

Registration is required
Fee: $25.00

Contact information:
Phone: (724) 836-8000

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