Kean Theatre opens season
The musical Born Yesterday will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sept. 28 and 29 as part of the 10th season at the Kean Theatre, 5847 Meridian Road.
Packages that involve show tickets and dinner in the Mount Vernon restaurant on site at 6:30 p.m. cost $51. Packages for 2 p.m. matinees Sunday and 30 cost $21.
A luncheon package will be available at 12:30 p.m. for $43.
Ticket information: 724-444-5326 or www.keantheatre.com.
Proceeds from the Kean Theatre benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which provides funds for poor and low-income residents at St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas and The Arbors at St. Barnabas.
The theatre is operated by St. Barnabas Charities, the fund-raising arm of St. Barnabas Health System, which includes St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas, The Arbors at St. Barnabas, The Village at St. Barnabas, The Woodlands at St. Barnabas, White Tail Ridge, The Washington Place at St. Barnabas, St. Barnabas Medical Center and Rudolph Auto Repair.
The annual community day will be held from 2 p.m. until after dark Saturday on the grounds of the municipal building/community center.
This year, the event is being co-sponsored by Allegheny General Hospital.
Radio Disney will open the event with a stage show from 2 to 3:30 p.m., and the opening ceremony will follow at 3:30.
Other entertainment will be provided by the Lynchburg Hollow Band from 3:35 to 5 p.m., North Hills Jazz Band from 5 to 6 p.m. and Dancing Queen from 6 to 9 p.m. Fireworks by Pyrotecnico will begin at 9, and the movie, "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" will be shown in the park at 9:30.
Also on hand will be the AGH Life Flight helicopter, unless it is needed for an emergency, Mr. O'Brien said. LifeFlight and Ross/West View Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a demonstration.
There will be a craft fair from 2 to 9 p.m. in the gym, at least 40 local businesses and organizations will have booths outside, there will be an "ultimate gaming trailer," a petting zoo and pony rides, and inflatables.
Parking is available in the Big Lots parking lot on McKnight Road below the township building, or at North Hills Senior High School. Shuttles will run between the lots and the festivities.
International day of peace
"The Future, We Want Peace" is the theme for the International Day of Peace from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday with a festival at Point Grove on Lakeshore Drive in North Park.
There will be entertainment, a gathering of hands ceremony, activities for all ages and a procession and ceremony of 194 flags of United Nations countries. The event is free.
Attendees are asked to bring a side dish or dessert for a 4 p.m. buffet. Information: 412-367-0383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The North Hills observance is being sponsored by the Pittsburgh North People for Peace and the North Hills Anti-Racism Coalition. Partnering organizations are Sisters of Divine Providence, North Hills-McKnight AAUW, League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh, and North Hills Ebony Women, Inc.
The NH Backpack Initiative is underway for a second year and remains in need of donations to keep the program sustainable.
The program operates on donations and an estimated 36,000 food items will be required this year for families in need. About 1,000 items are distributed weekly. Approximately 150 families in Ross and West View rely upon the program each week for individual care packages and family-size bags of food packed by North Hills students.
Donation boxes are located in every district building. Suggested donations include single-serving and individually packaged oatmeal, pudding, snack crackers, sandwich crackers, fruit and fruit cups, single-serving cereals, granola and cereal bars, soups, canned pasta meals, tuna and boxed macaroni and cheese.
Monetary donations also are accepted and can be sent to North Hills Junior High School, Attn: Backpack Initiative, 55 Rochester Road, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15237.
Bridge Street lane closures
Short-term lane closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights will continue through Sept. 29 -- weather permitting -- on Bridge Street. Crews will be concrete patching and performing other work in the area of the northbound Route 28 off-ramp, North Main Street and the new bridge over Pine Creek.