Season offers something for all in West suburban area

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Concerts, collections and visits with Santa are on among holiday activities in West this week:


The annual Sounds of the Season choral program is under way at Pittsburgh International Airport.

Performances are scheduled weekdays through next Thursday on the ticketing level of the Landside Terminal. The program features school and youth music groups.

To provide the setting, students from Carnegie Elementary, Dutch Ridge Elementary, Father Ryan Arts Center, Forest Grove Elementary, Moon Area Middle School, South Side Beaver Elementary, and Osborne Elementary School have made holiday ornaments that have been used to decorate the large trees.

Here is the remaining concert schedule:

• 10 to 11 a.m. today -- Steel Valley High School.

• 10 to 11 a.m. Friday -- David E. Williams Middle School choir.

• 10 to 11 a.m. Monday -- Moon Area Middle School eighth-grade concert choir and touring orchestra.

• Noon to 1 p.m., Monday -- South Fayette High School choir.

• 10 to 11 a.m, Tuesday -- Rhema Christian School.

• 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday -- Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School.

• 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday -- Dilworth Traditional Academy.

• 10 to 11 a.m. Dec. 20 -- Minadeo Elementary School.

Also, pianists Bob Baron and Lisa Wimer will play for passengers and airport employees during peak travel times.


It's not too late to help less fortunate children this Christmas by making a toy donation to the U. S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.

Though Collier's three volunteer fire departments conducted a toy drive this past weekend at Great Southern Shopping Center, gifts for needy children are still being accepted at the Rennerdale, Presto and Kirwan Heights volunteer fire departments, the municipal building and police station, and at Sprint, Salad Time, Pro Martial Arts, Howard Hanna, Deklewa Construction Services and Pep Boys Auto.

Toys must be new and unused.

Green Tree

Santa Claus will make a breakfast visit from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Mt. Pisgah Church on Warriors Road. Reservations must be made in advance, 412-921-8444.

From noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Green Tree Volunteer Fire Co. volunteers will show Santa and Mrs. Claus around the borough. Residents are invited to come out and greet the North Pole couple and get a treat.

Also, the borough is sponsoring a holiday decorating contest, with the Green Tree Recreation and Community Activities Board deciding the winners. Prizes will be given out for the best decorating theme, the most creative and the home with the most lights on it.

McKees Rocks

The McKees Rocks Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1242 Chartiers Ave., will be host to a Breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 children and include breakfast and a presents for the child.

Information: 412-771-7034.


Celebrate Christmas on Broadway in Stowe starting at 3 p.m. Saturday with photos with Santa Claus, face painting, crafts and loot bags for children.

The free event is sponsored by Stowe's Community Life Committee. Most event will be held indoors at Fox's Pizza Den, 901 Seventh St. Horse drawn carriage rides are scheduled from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. along Broadway and Tunnel Way, which will be closed to traffic for the event.

A community tree lighting will be held at the Parkway Theater on Broadway at 5:45 p.m. and a free showing of "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" begins at 6:15 p.m. Refreshments will be sold at the theater.

Information: 412-331-3131.

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