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CHURCH ACTIVITIES

Monroeville -- Garden City United Methodist Church, 500 Laurel Drive, will hold a flea market, pancake breakfast and bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. The cost for breakfast is $6, $3.50 for children age 11 and younger. A bag sale will take place at 11:30 a.m. Information: 412-373-0391.

Rankin -- Mount Olive Baptist Church, 330 Fourth St., will sponsor the following activities on Sunday:

• 119th anniversary service, 11 a.m. Dinner to follow. Information: 412-271-0303.

• Greater Pittsburgh Deacon Devotional Leaders' 65th anniversary service, 4 p.m. Includes performance by the Braddock Community Male Chorus and soloist Leroy Davis. Information: 412-818-4116.

Wilkinsburg -- South Avenue United Methodist Church, 733 South Ave., will sponsor a holiday craft show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Also available will be refreshments, a bake sale and a silent auction. Information: 412-371-7421.

CONCERTS

Greensburg -- The Westmoreland Cultural Trust, in conjunction with Elko Concerts, will present blues guitarist Keb' Mo' at 8 p.m. next Thursday at the Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St. Tickets: $35 and $40, 724-836-8000.

Monroeville/Greensburg -- The River City Brass will perform American Heroes at 7:30 p.m. at the following venues. Tickets: 1-800-292-7222.

• Next Thursday, Gateway High School, 3000 Gateway Campus Blvd.

• Nov. 3, Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St.

FUNDRAISING

Plum -- The Plum Chamber of Commerce will hold a costume party from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at Masonic Hall, 9521 Saltsburg Road. Included will be music and other entertainment, food, raffles and more. The cost is $25. Information: 412-744-4800 or 724-733-4550.

LECTURES/SEMINARS

Greensburg -- The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 211 N. Main St., will sponsor "Light Amidst the Clouds" at 7 p.m. Friday. Speaker is Michael Carey, professor of history and political science at Seton Hill University. Information: 724-837-1500, ext. 10.

Unity -- The Westmoreland County Historical Society, Suite 1, 362 Sand Hill Road, will sponsor "Air Force One -- An Honor, Privilege and Pleasure to Serve" at 7 p.m. next Thursday at its Calvin E. Pollins Library. Speaker is John L. Haigh Sr., who served as chief steward on Air Force One from the Carter through George H.W. Bush administrations. The cost is $5, free for society members. Reservations are recommended. Information: 724-532-1935, ext. 210.

LIBRARIES

Monroeville -- Monroeville Public Library, 4000 Gateway Campus Blvd., will sponsor an interfaith panel discussion on economic justice from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesday. Representatives from Roman Catholic, mainline Protestant, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh communities are slated to attend. Information: 412-372-0500.

MEETINGS

Irwin -- The Norwin Chamber of Commerce, 321 Main St., will sponsor a presentation, "The Money You Make With the Hands You Shake," from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday as part of its Women In Business Initiative. Speaker is Lindsey Carothers, marketing coordinator of communications and social media strategist for Sandler Training by Peak Performance Management Inc. The cost is $15, $10 for chamber members. Reservations: 724-863-0888.

Monroeville -- International Women will meet at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 2 at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 2310 Haymaker Road. Historian Fred Threlfall will speak on "The Fur Trade and Its Importance in Early American History." Information: 724-327-6935. For baby-sitting: 412-373-1181 by Wednesday.

Murrysville -- Business Women Connect will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at The Boulevard Restaurant, 6543 William Penn Highway. Lori Williams of PNC Bank will deliver a presentation "Preventing Fraud and Embezzlement in the Workplace." Each attendee is responsible for the cost of lunch. Reservations are required by Wednesday. Information: 724-837-1130.

ON STAGE

Greensburg -- The Westmoreland Cultural Trust will present Tchaikovsky's "Serenade," a collaboration between the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and members of the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St. Tickets: $25-$49, 724-836-8000.

OPEN HOUSE

Churchill -- SMC Business Councils will hold an open house from 8:30 to 10 a.m. next Thursday at the Edgewood Country Club, 100 Churchill Road. Information: 412-371-1500.

RECREATION

Hempfield -- The West moreland County Historical Society will present a Fall Family Day on Saturday at Historic Hanna's Town, 809 Forbes Trail Road. The site is open for guided tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., an apple roasting at 11 a.m., a tour of the cemetery at 1 p.m. and much more. Admission is $5 per person. Information: 724-532-1935.

RELIGIOUS

Monroeville -- Monroeville Aglow Lighthouse will meet at 10 a.m. next Thursday at the Golden Corral, 3951 William Penn Highway. Speaker will be the Rev. Patricia Mason Hughes. Lunch will follow; participants will order from the menu. Reservations requested by Tuesday. Information: 412-793-8454.

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