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Spring 'Feastival'

Food, entertainment, children's activities, music and artists' works will be featured during the first Spring "Feastival" sponsored by the McKees Rocks Community Development Corp. from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday in the municipal parking lot.

Planners have invited sword swallowers, fire eaters, magicians, bands, musicians and others to perform.

Businesses have been invited to participate with sidewalk sales and discounts. Musicians will play all day, and plans call for art to be projected onto Chartiers Avenue buildings.

Information: 412-331-9900 or


Shredding event

Bank statements, canceled checks, tax returns, insurance records, credit card receipts, junk mail and magazines will be accepted during a community shredding event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 740 Washington Ave.

Cintas Corp. will destroy personal or sensitive documents for free. Monetary donations will be accepted for construction of an orphanage outside of the U.S., and nonperishable food donations will be accepted for the Bridgeville Food Bank.

Information: 412-221-5132.


Healthy walk

Registration is underway for the May 18 annual Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community, which raises funds for Western Pennsylvania nonprofits such as Focus on Renewal.

Walk registration begins at 7:45 a.m. at Stage AE on the North Shore next to Heinz Field. The 5K walk begins at 9 a.m. The one-mile fun walk starts at 9:15 a.m. Afterward, participants can take part in refreshments, raffle drawings and games and hear live entertainment.

No registration fee is charged. Participants are encouraged to raise funds for an organization of their choice. The registration deadline is noon May 17:

For a registration brochure or information: 412-771-6460 or


Adaptive bikes

Representatives from Heritage Valley Health System, Variety the Children's Charity and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield recently hosted the "My Bike" program and presented adaptive bikes to these Beaver County children:

Isaiah Butler, 6, of Beaver Falls; Emily Carcaise, 8, of New Brighton; Sarah Freed, 9, of Beaver Falls; Kohlten Gutshall, 3, of Rochester; James Hogue, 9, of New Brighton; and Dustin Knox, 9, of Freedom.

"My Bike" was launched in November to provide adaptive bikes to children with disabilities. Keira Wayne, 7, of Aliquippa, received her adaptive bike from Variety in December. Every adaptive bike distributed through the program is customized for each child.

Sixty-five adaptive bikes available for children with disabilities, and applicants are being accepted for the program. Information: 412-747-2680 or



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