Walk for cause
The 2013 Walk for Neurofibromatosis benefits Neurofibromatosis Clinics Association (NFCA), a nonprofit which provides social services and scholarships for the NF community, at 7 a.m. April 27 at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Hosted by Andy Russell. For more information 412-795-3029 or www.nfpittsburgh.org.
5K run and walk
Miracle League of Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands (Greene, Fayette, Somerset, and Westmoreland counties) 5K run and walk. The 5K is March 23 at Penn State Fayette Campus along Route 119. The league serves children with special needs, ages 3-21, and offers these children a chance to play baseball. The money raised will go toward the “field fund,” which will allow them to build a safe, rubberized field for players.
Fourth annual Soup’s On from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23. More than 20 soups prepared by local restaurants and served by local businesses. Purchase a ticket in advance at the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce, Second Chapter Books and Abigail’s Coffeehouse. Registration is at Citizens Bank starting at 10:30 a.m. Registrants will receive a wristband, a map and a ballot to vote for favorite soup. The soup receiving the most votes will win the “Best Soup in the Ligonier Valley Award.” 724-238-4200. www.visitligonier.com.
“Community Day” 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 5. Meet a British officer and see blacksmithing and field oven demonstrations. Tour the museum and see a rare Red Coat uniform, collection of 18th century paintings, a document hand-written by George Washington, and the Washington Pistols. Fort Ligonier, 200 South Market St., Ligonier, 724-238-9701 or 724-238-4299. www.fortligonier.org.
Artists of the 21st Century, the museum’s annual student art exhibition through April 21. Schools in Westmoreland and Fayette counties will be exhibited. Opening reception 1 to 4 p.m. March 3. The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley at One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South in Ligonier. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends. The museum is a handicapped-accessible facility. www.sama-art.org. 724-238-6015.
Ligonier Valley Writers
Sue Baugh on how she wrote, published, and marketed Echoes of Earth 3 to 5 p.m. April 21 at St. Michael’s Church, Rector. Student Poetry Awards ceremony at Greensburg Barnes & Noble 4 p.m. April 27. Ligonier Valley Library is on the Diamond at 120 W. Main St. www.LVWonline.org. March 11: Student Poetry Contest (grades 4-12) submission deadline. Download entry forms from LVWonline.org. May 1: Loyalhanna Review submission deadline.
Westmoreland County Historical Society
Tracing Your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors special seminar presented by representatives from the Ulster Historical Foundation from 1 to 3 p.m. March 25. The Westmoreland County Historical Society, 362 Sand Hill Road, Greensburg 724-532-1935 ext. 10. www.starofthewest.org.
Spring Rhapsody Dinner Auction April 6 at Greensburg Country Club. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. and fine dining at 7:30 p.m. followed by a host of silent and live auction items. The Greensburg-based Laurel Quartet will provide live music during the social hour. Destination auction items include a safari to the Zula Nyala Game Reserve in South Africa, and week-long getaways to vacation homes in both Naples, Florida and Vail, Colorado. Tickets at 724-837-1850. www.westmorelandsymphony.org.
Tibetan Treasures: The Rezk Collection of Tibetan and Nepalese Art remains on view through May 11. The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona is in the Brett Building at 1210 Eleventh Ave. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Palace Theatre, 21 West Otterman St., Greensburg, 724-836-8000. www.thepalacetheatre.org. Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents Amadeus! Jesus Christ Superstar’s Ted Neeley 7 p.m. March 24. University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg presents Eleanor – An American Love Story 7:30 p.m. April 4 and 5. River City Brass presents Big Band and Doo Wop Brass 7:30 p.m. April 6.
Spring Fever Festival
The 14th annual Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Spring Fever Festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 22-23, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 24 at the Monroeville Convention Center, 209 Mall Boulevard, Monroeville. 724-863-4577. www.familyfestivals.com.
The museum and 28th Infantry Division Shrine on South Atherton Street, Boalsburg, three miles east of State College. 814-466-6263 www.pamilmuseum.org.
Beacon Lodge Camp
The Pennsylvania Lions Beacon Lodge Camp 2013 camping season opens June 1 and closes Aug. 13. Camp sessions are six or 10 days based on eligibility criteria. Activities include: bowling, swimming, arts and crafts, music, hiking, rock climbing, zip-line, spelunking, fishing, paddle-boating, canoeing, kayaking, archery, nature study, games, kickball, basketball, lawn games and aerobics. www.beaconlodge.com or email at email@example.com.
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