Westmoreland Events: Church Services, Fish Chips and Bash Gift Basket

Church News

• A Ash Wednesday Service will be at 7 p.m. on March 2 at West Newton First Church of God, 157 N. Second St. Toothpaste and toothbrushes will be collected for the food bank during the March 6 service.

• A World Day of Prayer Service will be held at 11 a.m. on March 4 at West Newton United Presbyterian Church, 411 E Main St. A light lunch will be served afterwards.

• St. James’s Church, New Alexandria, will provide a Lent Formation of Young Adults and Adults series from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays March 8-29 at the Church Social Room, 306 St. James Lane. A childcare service for young children will be available upon reservation. For childcare, email [email protected] Details: 724-668-2829.

Fish fries

• West Newton Lions Club, 511 Pittsburgh St., will host a fish fry to take away from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 2. Menu: Plate of Fried Alaskan Cod Sandwiches, $13, includes two sides. fish sandwich only, $9; six pierogi with coleslaw, $13; desserts and drinks. Accompaniments: macaroni and cheese, potato soup, haluski and coleslaw. Park in the back, walk in to pay and pick up at the back entrance. Cash only. Advance orders are welcome. Orders: 724-972-3779 or 724-872-8853.

• St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 901 Hartman St., McKeesport, will have a fish fry to take away from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays in March at the church. Menu: fried or baked fish sandwich, $12; Serbian coleslaw, fries, haluski, macaroni and cheese, Spanish rice, palachinka, apple strudel and more. Advance or walk-in orders accepted. Orders: 412-469-2955, Sunday to Wednesday, payment by credit card required.


• The Greensburg Brethren Church will sponsor a sale of soups and sandwiches from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on February 26 at the church, 554 Stanton St. Menu: hot dogs, hot sausages and kielbasa, $4; soup, $5 a litre. Profits will be used to feed the hungry. Details: 724-834-2130.

• A all-you-can-eat omelet breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on February 27 at the social hall of St. Pius X Church, Summit Street, Mt. Pleasant. Cost: $8; 3 to 11 years old, $3, under 3 years old, free. Dine in or take away. There will be a 50/50 draw. Sponsored by Holy Name Society Church.

• A gift basket in aid of the West Newton Library will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on March 13 at Turkeytown Firehall, 90 Supervisors Drive, South Huntingdon. Doors open at 11 a.m. Admission: $15, includes a light meal and 25 tickets for the general draw. Tickets: west-newton-library.ticketleap.com, at Gary’s Chuck Wagon restaurant or at the library. There will be over 100 gift baskets, a President’s Choice raffle, a 50/50 raffle, games of chance and prizes on a tip board. Customers can bring snacks and drinks. Masks optional. Tickets: 724-633-0798.

• The 14thand annual race for grace in aid of the Reflections of Grace Foundation will take place on April 9 at Norwin High School, North Huntingdon. Opening activities begin at 7 a.m. and racing begins at 9 a.m. Indoor post-race activities will include games, dance performances, a basket raffle, silent auction, hair donations and an awards ceremony. The Reflections of Grace Foundation provides financial, emotional and educational support to children and their families affected by pediatric brain cancer. Details: reflectionsofgrace.org.


Greensburg Garden Center will meet at 11 a.m. March 1 at the center, 951 Old Salem Road. Mark Miller of Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens will be the guest speaker. Lunch will be served. Bring a friend. Details: 724-837-0245.

Westmoreland County Super Seniors will meet at noon March 1 at the Community United Methodist Church, 3487 Route 130, Trafford. Attorney Ryan Dansak will discuss estate planning. Dinner: $6. Mandatory lunch reservations for new participants. Bring a mask just in case. Reservations: Linda Briggs, 724-744-3993.

Community project

• The Scottdale Heroes Hometown Banner Program is accepting applications until February 28 for banners honoring veterans, current military personnel, first responders and community contributors to be displayed on poles around the borough. Applications: Larry Keslar, 724-961-2176; scottdaleonline.com or stop by King’s Antiques, 209 Pittsburgh St.

Submissions from nonprofit organizations for Briefly Speaking can be emailed to [email protected] Include a full address and daytime phone number. Submissions are due at least two weeks prior to the event. Each advertisement is printed once; there are no fees.

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