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Sunday, April 19, 2015
Pancake and Sausage Breakfast
Organization: St. John the Evangelist Church
Description: Prices of $5 per adult and $3 for a child under 12 includes pancakes, sausage patty, applesauce, orange juice and beverage. Please call for information or for takeout meals.

Location: 306 St. John Drive, Latrobe
Time(s):  8:00 AM


Fee: $5.00

Contact information:
Phone: (724) 537-2251

Westmoreland Earth Day 2015
Organization: Saint Vincent College
Description: The 14th annual Westmoreland Earth Day featuring local environmental organizations and energy companies from throughout the region, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at the Fred M. Rogers Center and the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve on the campus of Saint Vincent College, Latrobe.

This year’s theme is “It’s a Green Day in This Neighborhood” with activities focusing on things families can do in their own neighborhood.

The event includes mini-workshops about nature and the environment, a climbing wall, wetland walks, planetarium shows, pond exploration and other educational activities. A live animal show and informative displays and booths for all ages and interests will be offered.

Admission to the event, sponsored by Commercial Bank and Saint Vincent College, is free and open to the public.

Westmoreland Earth Day will feature an abundance of unique venues. Participants can experience a ride on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Trolley while traveling around campus to The Sky over Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Planetarium Show, a guided tour of the Monastery Run Improvement Project site, a pond exploration or a live animal show from Wild World of Animals at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve.

The Saint Vincent Equestrian Club will host a petting zoo.

The event will also include booths on gardening, native plants, organic foods, composting and children’s crafts and will feature appearances by What a Character Mascots.

The schedule:

12 to 12:30 p.m. – Pollinators in this Neighborhood presented by Ron Patun

Pollinators include bees, butterflies, moths and some birds and insects. They are vital in nature since they support the growth of food crops, nuts, fruits and flowers. It Is estimated that one third of the world's food supply relies on pollination. In this talk, the mechanism of pollination will be discussed. The major pollinators will be identified and discussed. Helpful ideas will be presented for attendees to use for attracting a variety of pollinators into their gardens.

12 to 12:30 p.m. – Nature Photography in this Neighborhood by Mary Pat Lawrence

Participants will learn how to show the world what they see. Whether birds, butterflies, flowers, landscapes or just a sunset, amateur photographers can improve images with better composition, lighting and equipment. Those who appreciate and enjoy the beauty of nature and wish to take better photos to capture the moment will learn basic skills they can use to capture the beauty of nature.

12:30 to 1 p.m. – Rain Gardens in this Neighborhood by B.J. Bellotti

A rain garden is a shallow, constructed depression that is planted with deep-rooted plants and grasses. It is located in a landscape to receive runoff from hard surfaces such as a roof, a sidewalk or a driveway. Rain gardens slow the rush of water from these hard surfaces and hold the water for a short period of time and allows it to naturally drain into the ground.

1 to 1:30 p.m. – The Sky over Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood in the Angelo J. Taiani Planetarium in the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion

A 30-minute show appropriate for children ages 3 to 10 will explore the sky with Mister Rogers and the animated characters from the Land of Make Believe. Shows are conducted by one of the members of the College’s Department of Physics.

1:30 to 2 p.m. – Composting in this Neighborhood by Jill Leasure

Compost is one of nature’s best mulches and soil amendments, and stimulates healthy root development in plants by adding micro nutrients that aren’t found in commercial fertilizers. Best of all, composting is free and great for the environment. We will explain how to compost, different types of composting methods, and multiple uses for composting humus.

2 to 2:30 p.m. – The Sky over Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood in the Angelo J. Taiani Planetarium in the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion.

A 30-minute show appropriate for children ages 3 to 10 will explore the sky with Mister Rogers and the animated characters from the Land of Make Believe. Shows are conducted by one of the members of the College’s Department of Physics.

2:30 to 3 p.m. – Saving Energy in this Neighborhood by Ed Johnstonbaugh, Penn State Extension

2:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Mine Drainage in this Neighborhood at the SVC Gristmill, Monastery Run Improvement Project Wetland Site.

3 to 4 p.m. – Nature in this Pond Neighborhood at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve

4 to 5 p.m. – Animals in this Neighborhood, live animal show by Wild World of Animals, Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve.

For further information, contact Beth Bollinger at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at Saint Vincent College, 724-537-4571 or beth.bollinger@stvincent.edu.

Location: Fred Rogers Center at SVC, Latrobe
Time(s):  11:00 AM

Contact information:
Contact: Beth Bollinger
Phone: (724) 537-4571
Email: beth.bollinger@stvincent.edu

Spring Bingo
Organization: St. Rose Church
Description: St. Rose Catholic Church will sponsor a Spring Bingo. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and admission is $10. Ticket price includes lunch. Extra packages are available; no one under age 18 is permitted to play. Tickets are available at the door.

Location: St. Rose Catholic Church, Hillview Avenue, Latrobe
Time(s):  1:00 PM


Fee: $10.00

Maternity Center Tours
Organization: Excela Health
Description:

Location: WH, Greensburg
Time(s):  3:00 PM

Registration is required

Contact information:
Contact: Call Center
Phone: (877) 771-1234

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