The Carlynton High School homecoming parade will begin at 6 p.m. Friday along Washington Avenue. The parade will process to East Main St. and then to the football field for the homecoming football game at 7.
• The Third Street Gallery at 220 3rd St. will host an opening reception for The Pittsburgh Watercolor Society's Aqueous Open 2013 Art Exhibit from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. It's a free display that will run through Oct. 16. At 1:30 p.m. Sunday, there will be painting demonstration by water color artist Frank Webb. The cost to watch the demonstration is $5.
Also on Saturday, the annual Polish Festival at the Polish National Catholic Church, 500 Fifth St., will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Attendees can enjoy pierogies, haluski, stuffed cabbage, kielbasa, sauerkraut, hot dogs, Polish beer, entertainment and baked goods. Admission is free.
• Carnegie-Collier Rotary's fourth annual SIP for Hunger of Body and Mind Harvest Fest will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Chartiers Valley Country Club, 601 Baldwin Rd. This fundraiser will help to pay for community programs on fighting hunger and improving literacy, as well as providing dictionaries to all third-grade students in the Carlynton and Chartiers Valley school districts and annual scholarship awards. Contact Joanne Letcher to purchase tickets or donate:email@example.com.
• American Legion Post 82, 421 Jane St., will sponsor a flag retirement ceremony at 10 a.m. Sunday. Those with flags to be retired should drop them off at the Legion in the days before the ceremony.
• The sixth dinner-dance party to benefit the Carnegie Boys and Girls Club will take place from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at the Alpine Club in South Fayette. Music will be provided by the Mansfield Five. Tickets are $60 eah or $100 per couple. Contact the club at 412-276-3151 for more information.
• A Community Green Scan Meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Carnegie Borough Building.
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Carnegie Shade Tree Commission have been collaborating on a Green Scan report about the borough.
Residents can learn more about their town and have a chance to provide input on project ideas. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commissioners will celebrate its newest park, Kelly Park, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday on Steen Hollow Road.
The park consists of a half-court basketball court, an irrigated soccer field and a large practice field, as well as restrooms and a pavilion. Following the ribbon-cutting, refreshments will be served in the pavilion.
• Collier will sponsor a yard waste drop-off program from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the township public works stock yard at 110 Noblestown Rd. Drop-offs must be made between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Work on a 24-inch water line replacement on Greentree Road between Cochran and Carnahan roads will continue through late December. Motorists may encounter delays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays.
• Today is the perfect day to give to the Green Tree Public Library because all donations given to the library through www.pittsburghgives.org will be matched.
Gifts of $25 or more may be paid online with MasterCard or Visa and are 100 percent tax-deductible.
• The Green Tree Farmers' Market will continue from 4 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday this month at Green Tree Park.
• The Parkedge Sound Barrier Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Sycamore Room of the Green Tree Municipal Center. A representative from the state Transportation Department will be at the meeting.
• The Society for Educational and Environmental Development will sponsor a free fall nature walk at the Green Tree Nature Center at 9 a.m. Oct. 12. Participants should meet at the Nature Center on Crestmont Ave. at 9 a.m. In case of rain, the walk will be delayed until 10 a.m. Oct. 13.
The township and its neighboring communities could become known as the Energy Corridor of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
The idea to brand the airport area communities as the Energy Corridor took shape at a recent meeting of an economic development group that Robert Morris University has convened with Moon supervisors, developers, and business owners to address how to encourage economic development.
The group involved members active with the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce, where the proposal originated.
Jonathan Potts, senior director of public relations at RMU, said the group has met four times to develop ideas for improving the University Boulevard corridor. He said that with RMU's newly acquired dormitory, Yorktown Hall (formerly known as the Pittsburgh Airport Holiday Inn), pedestrian safety and traffic issues have emerged as one of the challenges the group is trying to improve. The group is also looking at how to spur more retail development.
Mr. Potts said the group is planning on including representatives from Coraopolis and Neville to expand the economic development vision. He said the group doesn't have a formal name as of yet, but they are known as the Moon Economic Development Group.
Supervisors' vice chairman John Hertzer and supervisor Jim Vitale attended the most recent meeting. They told fellow supervisors about the branding idea, which would give Moon an identity as the energy corridor of Allegheny County.
Mr. Potts said that with The Chevron Headquarters opening in Moon is making the township more attractive for other businesses
Erin Ninehouser of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network will discuss the new Affordable Care Act including how it affects Medicare subscribers from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Scott Public Library. Registration: 412-429-5380 or www.scottlibrary.org.
• Consider donating to the Scott Conservancy today because all donations made will be matched. To donate: www.pittsburghgives.org.
• Officials voted unanimously recently to send police Sgt. Matt Posiadly to the FBI Academy in Virginia.
They also approved a $78,493.43 bill from contractor A. Liberoni Inc. for work done on Scott's portion of the Tri-Community Revitalization Project. Two bills from Trans Associates totaling $3,725,01 for engineering services connected with the same project were approved, too.
A section of Coal Pit Run Road, from an area near Bowman Road to the Washington County line, will be permanently closed to make way for the proposed Southern Beltway, South Fayette officials have announced.
Also, part of the steep Pinch Road will be closed during the winter for safety reasons.