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Tours slated at new church

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and the adjacent Holy Trinity Center will hold an open house of its new facilities from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Babcock Boulevard and Cumberland Road.

Tours of the church, including the iconography, and discussions of the Orthodox Christian faith will be offered. Visitors also will be able to see Holy Trinity Center, which can hold up to 365 people for events.

Live music and refreshments will be available.

Holy Trinity, which is more than 90 years old, had been on West North Avenue on the North Side. The congregation moved in June 2011 into the former Northway Elementary School in Ross while its new facility was being built. The new church opened June 22.

LaRoche College holds open houses

La Roche College will hold two open houses for graduate, adult and transfer students from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday and Aug. 12 in the Cantellops Art Gallery at the College's campus on Babcock Boulevard.

Prospective students can learn more about graduate programs in accounting, health sciences (nurse anesthesiology), human resources management and nursing.

Transfer students can learn about the college's 50 undergraduate majors and scholarships and receive an evaluation of transfer credit.

Information: 412-536-1260 or


School supplies and open house

North Hills Community Outreach is collecting new backpacks and school supplies through Wednesday for students in grades K-12.

Needed are backpacks, notebooks, binders, folders, pencils, pens and glue sticks.

Donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays at Boyd Community Center, 1220 Powers Run Road, Fox Chapel, or from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at the community outreach office, 1975 Ferguson Road.

Information: 412-487-6316 or

• Community Outreach North Boroughs site is hosting an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Allegheny General Hospital Suburban Campus, 100 S. Jackson Ave, Bellevue.

Visitors can tour the food pantry and recently expanded office space, and learn about a wide range of volunteer opportunities and services for local families. Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP: 412-487-6316 or


Culvert work closes Camp Meeting Road

A $384,657 project to replace a culvert has closed Camp Meeting Road.

The work involves demolishing the old structure, excavation, installing pre-cast culvert sections and paving.

The road has been closed between Magee and Rochester roads. The detour is Henry, Little Sewickley Creek, Red Mud Hollow, Mount Nebo, Nicholson and Rochester roads.

Approximately 4,330 vehicles use the road daily. Lone Pine Construction is the prime contractor.


Free movies at Kean Theatre

Kean Theatre, 5847 Meridian Road, announces its August the lineup for free movies Tuesdays@2 and Wednesdays@1:

Tuesdays@2 - "Once," Aug. 6; "The Station Agent," Aug. 13; "Like Crazy," Aug. 20; "Quinceanera," Aug. 27.

Wednesdays@1 - "The Wackness," Aug. 7; "Frozen River," Aug. 14; "Little Miss Sunshine," Aug. 21; "Happy Thank You More Please," Aug. 28.

Kean Theatre is operated by St. Barnabas Charities, the fundraising arm of St. Barnabas Health System. The health system 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, The Washington Place at St. Barnabas, White Tail Ridge, St. Barnabas Medical Center, Rudolph Auto Repair and Beautiful Buys.

Medical Center run/walk Aug. 3

Registration is underway for the 22nd St. Barnabas Medical Center 5K run/walk at 9 a.m. Aug. 3 at St. Barnabas Medical Center, 5830 Meridian Road.

A new event, "Wheel-Away Relay," will feature teams who will push St. Barnabas patients in wheelchairs through the course along Meridian Road. Among the participants will be 19 members of the Pine-Richland High School football team.

The goal is for more than 1,000 runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes of all ages to participate in the race, which will include entertainment, an awards ceremony, raffle prize baskets, food and beverages.

Teams of up to five runners can participate. Medals will be awarded to the top three teams.

Prizes will include medals for master (age 40 and above) and grand master (age 50 and above) divisions.

Registration is $16 by Friday and $20 after.

Early registration guarantees a race T-shirt.

Proceeds will benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund.

To register: 724-444-5326 or


Camp offers pioneer living for kids

Adventures in Pioneer Living, Session II, will be offered for children ages 11 to 14 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 5 to 8 at the Depreciation Lands Museum's Adventures in Pioneer Living camp, 4743 S. Pioneer Road.

The camp theme is the year 1792 when Revolutionary War soldiers purchased land in Western Pennsylvania with depreciation land certificates used as payment for their time in the military.

Each day provides time to work on a craft, prepare foods and learn the history, lore and skills of the campers' chosen group. Tuition is $80 for members and $100 for others. It includes a costume to borrow for the week and all materials.

Information: 412-486-0563 or



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