May 5, 2013

Washington County Council of Democratic Women will meet at 6 p.m. today at Courthouse Square. Clay Kilgore, executive director of Washington County Historical Society, will speak. The dinner planned for June 3 will be discussed.

Prostate Cancer Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. For more information, call 724-292-9404.

Old Timey Games, a homeschool outdoor classroom for children 5 to 11, will be held Thursday at Mingo Creek County Park, Route 136, Shelter 6. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Reservations are required; call Washington County Parks & Recreation office at 724-228-6867. There is no fee.

Spaghetti dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 775 North Main Street (rear entrance), Washington. Wheat pasta will be available. Cost is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for children 4-12. Eat in or take out. For more information, call 724-225-0225.

McMurray Art League will hold its 47th annual juried spring show, “Artful Expressions,” May 10-19 at the Galleria in Mt Lebanon. David Csont, an architectural illustrator and artist, will be the juror. Awards will be announced at a reception at 7 p.m. Friday. Those who view the exhibit can cast a vote for the People’s Choice Award. For more information, visit

Windy Gap Presbyterian Church Youth Mission Team will sponsor a spring bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Claysville Community Center, 210 Main St. There will be vendors, crafters, baked goods, vegetables and flower plants. For more information, call Lois Mahan at 724-663-5099, Linda Borkowski at 724-663-5516 or e-mail

A spaghetti dinner to benefit Donna Lieb, who is awaiting a double-lung transplant, will be held from noon to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Pleasant fire hall, Hickory. There will be a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle and bake sale. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, call 724-225-5113.

Fort Vance Historical Society will host “The Life of Billy Yank: The daily life of a Union soldier in the Civil War” at 1 p.m. Saturday at Burgettstown Community Library. The program is presented by the national acclaimed Iron City Guards, Jim DeAngelis and Chris Sedlak. This program will help us understand what the average soldier endured during the Civil War. Also, local area letters from the Civil War period will be available for viewing. Admission is free. Registration is requested; call 724-947-9780

Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wildflower Reserve Interpretive Center at Raccoon Creek State Park. The walk will cover identification, medicinal/edible uses and folklore associated with various plants. The program is free.

Better Breathers Club will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. May 14, in the Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. The group is open to friends, family and caregivers who want to learn or share information about living well with breathing issues. For more information, call 724-258-1932 or 724-344-0287.



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