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District to create Facebook page
The school district will have its own Facebook page.
The school board Monday approved a request from Emilia Peiffer, high school guidance counselor, to create a Facebook page to advertise events and information of interest to students and parents, including SAT registration deadlines, financial aid nights, scholarship opportunities and senior exit exams.
Superintendent Roger D'Emidio said earlier that if the page were ever abused, it would be taken down.
Titanic-era fashion luncheon planned
An 1890 bustled velvet gown and a gentleman's black tails from the Elizabeth Township Historical Society's vintage clothing collection are among the items to be featured at the society's Titanic Era Fashion Luncheon at noon Nov. 9 and 10 at the Boston Shoppes.
Other period clothing will show fashion trends from the late Victorian period through the 1920s. Information will be offered on how the fashions reflect the changing roles of women from the 1890s to the 1920s.
Proceeds benefit the society and efforts to restore its 1790 log house in Greenock.
Admission is $25 and is limited to 25 for each luncheon. Deadline is Nov. 2. Tickets: 412-751-4580.
• The historical society also will host a Fall Crawl along the Yough River Trail on Oct. 20, with stops at three participating eateries. Gathering time is 3 p.m. at Rich's Parkside Inn near the trail's parking lot in Boston.
Bagpiper David Olson will play "Scotland the Brave" to lead walkers on the trail to the Boston Waterfront and then to The Country Club Tavern. Admission is $10. Reservations: 412-751-5389.
• As part of the historical society's "Conversations and Journeys into History," Ed Falvo will discuss the Lewis and Clark Medicine Kit of the 1803-1806 era at 2 p.m. Oct. 21 in the society's library.
Mr. Falvo was a re-enactor with the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Bicentennial Re-enactment, which retraced the steps of the explorers from the boat yard in Elizabeth in 1803 to the Pacific Ocean in 1805. Details: 412-754-2030.
Fort Ligonier Days to be held this weekend
The three-day festival commemorating the Battle of Fort Ligonier, a key engagement of the French and Indian War, is set for Friday through Sunday at the historic fort and downtown Ligonier.
The festival will include entertainment, food and craft booths. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. A parade steps off at 11 a.m. Saturday, and fireworks are set for 8:45 p.m. that night.
A shuttle service is available.
Efficient lighting event Saturday at Sam's
Duquesne Light is hosting an energy-efficiency lighting event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Sam's Club, 3621 William Penn Highway.
Representatives from Duquesne Light's Watt Choices program will be on hand to provide information on energy-efficient LED and compact fluorescent light bulbs.
Seniors can learn tech skills
For senior citizens who want to connect with their grandchildren on Facebook or download music and books from the Internet, a retirement community is sponsoring a seminar on those topics.
Longwood at Oakmont, a Presbyterian SeniorCare Continuing Care Retirement Community on Route 909, is sponsoring a hands-on technology seminar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 23.
Registration: www.longwoodatoakmont.com or 877-214-8410.
First Published October 11, 2012 6:36 am