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AROUND THE SOUTH
Gun safety seminar next week
Allegheny County Sheriff William Mullen and staff are presenting a free Gun Safety Seminar from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Monroeville Public Safety Training Center, 2465 Johnston Road. The free seminar is the first of several such classes to be offered at various sites in coming months.
A free gun lock will be given to those attending.
The sheriff's office said in a press release that firearms license applications and gun sales are on the rise in the county.
CCAC hosts Black History Month events
Community College of Allegheny County South Campus is hosting events to celebrate Black History Month.
Actor Greg Kenney explores the life and times of the famous civil rights activist in "Please Keep Your Seat: A Conversation with Rose Parks" at 11 a.m. Feb. 20 at CCAC's Washington County Center, 1500 W. Chestnut St., Washington.
Chaz Kellem, diversity manager for the Pittsburgh Pirates, will present "Leadership from All Perspectives" at 11 a.m. Feb. 25 at CCAC-South Campus on Clairton Road in West Mifflin. Mr. Kellem will talk about the value of including historically marginalized voices in leadership.
The events are free and open to the public.
Details: 412-469-6243 or visit www.ccac.edu.
KEYSTONE OAKS SCHOOLS
Kindergarten registration this month
The Keystone Oaks School District is conducting kindergarten registration for fall. To be eligible, children must be at least 5 years old before Sept. 1.
To register, parents should bring their child's health, dental and immunization records, proof of age and residency documents.
Parents may obtain registration materials online ahead of time at www.kosd.org under the New Student Registration tab.
Registration dates and times are:
• Fred L. Aiken Elementary: Registration dates will be from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. There will be an additional kindergarten registration window available to Green Tree residents from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
• Dormont Elementary: Registration is from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 19 and 20. There will be an additional kindergarten registration window available to Dormont residents from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 20.
• Myrtle Avenue Elementary: Registration is from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 26 and Feb. 27. There will be an additional registration window for Castle Shannon residents from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 27.
Avalon Exchange closed, opens in Cleveland
The Avalon Exchange resale shop on Washington Road, in the middle of the business district, closed at the end of 2012. Last week, the Pittsburgh-based company opened a new store in Lakewood, a suburb of Cleveland.
Another Avalon Exchange is located in Cleveland Heights. Along with its original location on Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill, the company also has a store in St. Louis.
The Mt. Lebanon shop opened in August 2008; its final day in business was Dec. 30.
Stuart McLean founded the Avalon Exchange in 1988 as a vintage clothing store. The concept evolved into carrying designer labels, new clothing, shoes and accessories.
• This year's Relay for Life will be held June 15, with two pre-events scheduled.
Winterfest, held in conjunction with the Mt. Lebanon Partnership, will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 23 in Clearview Common. There will be chili tasting. Tickets are $10 in advance at www.mtlebanon.org, or at the gate for $15.
Local brewers will have beer available for an additional $10 tasting pass.
"Lights! Camera! Murder!" at 7 p.m. March 9 will be a murder mystery event at the Hollywood Theater, Potomac Avenue, Dormont. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance at www.showclix.com/event/3737432/ or $20 at the door. Admission includes popcorn, beverage and photo. Prizes will go to best costume and best actor.
This is the fourth year for the Mt. Lebanon edition of the relay; it has raised $600,000 for the American Cancer Society. Details: http://relay.acsevents.org.
SOUTH FAYETTE SCHOOLS
District hosts junior high music festival
South Fayette School District is hosting the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 1 Junior High Band Festival Feb. 22-23.
Some 140 students from 55 schools will participate. Guest conductor is James Gourlay, director of the River City Brass Band.
The public is invited to the festival's concluding concert at 2 p.m. Feb. 23 in the high school theater.
Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door.
Details: 412-221-4542, ext. 570.
First Published February 7, 2013 5:32 am