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Saturday, January 19, 2019
Martin Luther King Day Events - 2019
Organization: Saint Vincent College
Description: Saint Vincent College has planned three days of observances to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19, Monday, Jan. 21 and Tuesday, Jan. 22, the events include a day of service, memorial Mass celebration, dream center and dinner celebration featuring a guest speaker.

The celebration is under the direction of Ishmael Solomon, assistant director of residence and multicultural student life at Saint Vincent.

The three-day commemoration will kick off with Jan. 19ís service day. Sponsored in partnership with the Saint Vincent office of service learning, students, faculty, staff and others will have the opportunity to be involved in various community service projects across the Latrobe area. To register or for more information, contact Kelly King, Saint Vincent director of service learning and outreach, at

On Jan. 21, a Martin Luther King Jr. Day Mass of Celebration will be held in the Mary, Mother of Wisdom Chapel in the Robert S. Carey Student Center beginning at 12:05 p.m. Following the Mass, a dream center will be created in the Carey Center lounge, along with the opportunity to participate in arts and crafts and other activities.

On Jan. 22, the Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner Celebration will take place in the Fred M. Rogers Center, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Dr. Ivan Lamourt, assistant headmaster for student life at Saint Benedict Prep in Newark, New Jersey, will serve as the guest speaker.

All events except the Jan. 22 dinner program are free and open to the public. Tickets for the dinner are required for entry, and attendees may register via email at or in person during the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Campus Life Office in the Robert S. Carey Student Center.

For further information about the MLK Celebration, please contact the office of campus life at 724-805-2564, or

Location: Robert S. Carey Student Center at SVC, Latrobe

Registration is required

Contact information:
Phone: (724) 805-2564

Spaghetti Dinner
Organization: Holy Family Church
Description: The Holy Name Society and the Rosary Society of Holy Family Church will sponsor a Spaghetti Dinner until 7 p.m. The dinner will include a meatball, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Takeouts are available. The public is invited to attend.

Location: Holy Family Church Social Hall, Latrobe

Christmas Tree Recycling
Organization: Westmoreland Cleanways
Description: Westmoreland CleanWays will be recycling Christmas trees at various locations throughout the area through the end of January. Please remove ALL decorations, lights, tree skirts, bags, etc. from trees before recycling! The following locations will accept trees:

Armbrust-Wilkinson Nurseries

Allegheny Township-Maintenance Building, 1169 School Road

Derry Borough-Borough Garage

Derry Township-Municipal Building

Harrison City-Schramms Farms & Orchards

Hempfield Twp-Hempfield Park

Irwin-Valley Landfill

Level Green Area-Level Green Volunteer Fire Department

Ligonier-Country Market Field

Mount Pleasant Borough-Municipal Compost Site

Murrysville-Windstream Parking Lot

North Huntington-Public Works Facility-12319 Route 30 West

Scottdale-Greenridge Reclamation Landfill

Unity Twp.-Unity Twp. Municipal Building

Youngwood-Borough Maintenance Building

Most recycling events occur daily, but some locations are limited. Please check website or phone for exact dates and times.

Location: Various locations in Westmoreland County

Contact information:
Contact: Natalie Reese
Phone: (724) 879-4020

Reorganization Meeting
Organization: Latrobe Area Historical Society
Description: The Latrobe Area Historical Society will host its annual reorganization meeting on Jan. 19th. This meeting is open to all current dues-paying members of the society. New memberships will be taken the day of the meeting at a cost of $15 per individual for the year. At least two new directors will be elected to the board of directors at this meeting.

Following the short business portion of the meeting, Lisa Hays, executive director of the Westmoreland County Historical Society, will present a program on the new educational center at Historic Hannastown and its potential benefits to all of the historical societies in the county.

Location: Latrobe Area Historical Society, 416 Weldon Street, Latrobe
Time(s):  9:30 AM

Contact information:
Phone: (724) 539-8889

A Photographic Celebration of Martin Luther King
Organization: Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor
Description: Dr. Fred Gantz will present this program which focuses on places and events related to Dr. King that Gantz has visited and studied. The program will include a tour of The Lincoln Highway Experience, a 60-page Lincoln Highway Driving Guide, a postcard with stamp, and a piece of pie and cup of coffee in the restored 1938 diner.

Please register by Jan. 16th. Fee: $12

Location: 3435 Route 30 East, Unity Township (near Kingston Dam)
Time(s):  1:00 PM

Registration is required
Fee: $12.00

Contact information:
Phone: (724) 879-4241

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