Harmony -- The Harmony Museum will sponsor the Allegheny Brass Band at the town diamond at 8 p.m. next Thursday, for the first of several free summer evening concerts organized by the borough's Parks Board. Fireworks will conclude the community's annual pre-Independence Day concert. Concertgoers should bring their own chairs.
Richland -- Carol Ann Kuczma, director of programs and services for Breathe Pennsylvania, will talk about "Living Well with COPD" at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Village at St. Barnabas, 850 Meridian Road. Ms. Kuczma's talk will deal with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and cover how lungs work, breathing exercises, shortness of breath, oxygen and getting the most from medications. Information: 724-443-7231.
Around the North -- A variety of programs will be offered this weekend during a "How To Festival at Your Library. Most of these programs will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.:
• Avalon Public Library -- How to Use an Internet Search Engine, How to Draw 101, How to Download a Library eBook to an iPad, How to Make an Origami Swan, How to Say the Alphabet in Sign Language, How to use the Library Online Catalog.
• Cooper-Siegel Library -- Open hearth cooking class, how to make homemade sausage rolls, learn a foreign language, learn how to create a facebook page, dig into dinosaurs, gardening tips, learn how to use your iPad.
• Hampton Community Library -- Walking program, transplanting potted plants, creating a dream board.
• Northern Tier Library, Richland -- How to zumba, how to sign (asl), dinosaur dig, how to hoopnotica, how to knit & crochet, how to play the flute.
• Northland Public Library -- How to grow beautiful roses, exercises to improve your posture, learn to zentangle, learn to twirl a baton, teach your dog simple commands, learn the sign language alphabet, learn to make gift tags & gift cards, how to do tai chi, learn some embroidery stitches, learn to make delicious condiments, learn to make gift tags & gift cards, l'arn to plarn, how to do tai chi, learn to make delicious condiments, woodturning.
• Sewickley Public Library -- Fairy houses, container gardening, baby ready your pet with animal friends, healthy milkshakes, unicycling, tarot card reading, yoga, candy wrapper crafting, how to ice cookies, knitting, photography 101, juggling, cup-stacking, make your own fizzy bath bombs, intro to diabolo, how to fill out your family's pedigree chart, into to creative writing, basement beer brewing, how to identify local animal tracks.
• Shaler North Hills Library -- Watercolor demonstration, beekeeping lecture, dance lessons, knitting, sewing basics, eReader basics, how to raise chickens; 7 to 9 p.m., Demonstrations for teens -- braids, friendship bracelets, duct tape stuff, candy sushi.
Check times for programs and more information: http://howtoatyour library.com.
Richland -- Wine expert John Eld will present The Wines of "Downton Abby" at 7 p.m. June 28 at Northern Tier Regional Library. The program is for patrons age 21 and older.Selections will include champagne, white burgundy rioja and red bordeaux sauternes. Fee of $20 per person includes wine and appetizers. Advance registration is required: 724-449-2665.
Bellevue -- Assumption Church, 35 N. Jackson Ave., will hold a flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The sale will feature books, CDs, DVDs, collectibles, kitchen items, glassware, dishes, electronics, linens, children's items, small furniture and more. Information: 412-761-7887.
Saxonburg -- A yard sale to benefit Lutherlyn Day Camp will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Centennial Hall at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 310 W. Main St. Information: 724-352-2333.
Marshall -- The Woodlands Foundation will host Rohan Murphy, international competitive power lifter, wrestler and motivational speaker who lost both his legs at birth, at 7 p.m. Sunday. The Woodlands campus is located at 134 Shenot Road. Information: 724-935-5470.
Butler Township -- A program about the history of Alameda Park, "Butler's Disneyland," will be presented at 7 p.m. today in the Carousel shelter in Alameda Park in Butler Township. The talk and slide show presentation will be conducted by Bill May. The program is free and is being sponsored by Butler County Parks and Recreation. Alameda Park was a trolley amusement park from 1901-1944. It featured a Ferris wheel, miniature railroad and boating lake and held one of the first Civil War battle reenactments in the nation in 1908. Many famous performers including musician Louis Armstrong performed in the outdoor theater and dance pavilion. The 60-program will feature old photographs, video clips and tales about the park for all ages to enjoy.
Hampton -- The North Hills Amateur Radio Club will give a field from 2 p.m. on Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday on the grounds of the Parkwood United Presbyterian Church, 4289 Mount Royal Blvd. Members will operate radio stations set up in tents and operated on batteries through antennas strung in the trees in response to the loss of grid or local power during a national or local disaster or emergency.
Cranberry -- Post-Gazette reporter Len Barcousky will sign copies of his new book "Civil War Pittsburgh" from 11 a,m. to 1 p.m. at Cranberry Costco, 1050 Cranberry Square Drive, and from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Sen. John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St. His appearance at the history center is part of the opening-day celebration for the museum's "Pennsylvania's Civil War" exhibit. "Civil War Pittsburgh," published by The History Press, describes, often via first-person, next-day accounts, what was happening in the city and Southwestern Pennsylvania during the nation's bloodiest conflict. Those tales are told through stories that appeared 150 years ago in the pages of the city's major newspapers, the Pittsburgh Gazette and the Daily Post.neigh_north
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