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Lifeguard exams for North Park pool

McCandless — The Allegheny County Parks Department is accepting applicants ages 16 and older for lifeguards at Boyce, North, Settlers Cabin and South parks. The pools open May 31.

Applicants must complete an aquatics exam at 9 a.m. Saturday  or 9 a.m. May 3 at North Allegheny Senior High School, 10375 Perry Highway.

Individuals must present a physical examination form, employment application and minimum of four references. No aquatics exam will be given without a doctor’s certification. Prior to May 26, candidates also must present lifeguard training, first aid and adult, child and infant CPR certifications.

The pay is $8.25 per hour for junior lifeguards; $9.25 per hour for first-year lifeguards; $9.50 per hour for senior lifeguards (employed with the county for two or more seasons); $9.75 per hour for assistant head lifeguards; and $10 per hour for head lifeguards.

Forms, driving directions and information: 412-350-2478.

New version of Handel’s 'Messiah'

McCandless — Memorial Park Church, First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown and The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh will present a new version of Handel's "Messiah" in a multimedia presentation featuring singers, drama teams, dance teams, actors, readers and soloists at 7 p.m. today at Memorial Park and at 7 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown. Both are open to the public and free of charge.

Claudia Brown, assistant director of Worship and the Arts at Memorial church, said. “The music is familiar, but we wanted to present it in a new context so people could experience Holy Week in a new way.”

The performances will feature the adult and youth choirs from both churches, actors, readers, a dance team.and seven soloists. Memorial Park's string ensemble also will participate.

Mia Tepper, First Presbyterian's music director, said the participants range in age from 12 to 80.

"It will be exciting to see teenagers singing 'Messiah' for the first time alongside those in their 70s and 80s who have sung it countless times," Ms.Tepper said.

Free Easter dinners

Richland and Valencia — Free Easter meals will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Easter Sunday at St. Barnabas Nursing Home, 5827 Meridian Road, and Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas, 85 Charity Place, Valencia.

The traditional Easter dinners will be served buffet style. Reservations: St. Barnabas Nursing Home, 724-444-5510; Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas, 724-625-4000, ext. 244.

The dinners are sponsored by St. Barnabas Charities.

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