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Sister Lyn Szymkiewicz, director of grounds and eco-projects for the Sisters of St. Joseph, and Doug Oster, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette gardening columnist, will present a garden question-and-answer session from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Beaver Farmer's Market behind the Beaver County Courthouse.
The market features fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers and baked goods.
Sister Lyn works with local farmers, schoolchildren and community groups on environmental education, conservation and sustainability on the 88-acre Motherhouse property.
Old documents and paper will be shredded free by Business Records Management from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 740 Washington Ave.
Among items that can be shredded are personal or sensitive documents such as bank statements, canceled checks, tax returns, insurance records, credit card receipts, junk mail and magazines.
Monetary donations will be accepted to benefit the building of an orphanage; donations of nonperishable food will go to the Bridgeville Food Bank.
Games, face painting, magicians, bingo, raffles, a fund-raising auction and homemade dinners will be featured at the annual festival today through Saturday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Third Avenue, Carnegie.
Festival hours are 5 to 10 p.m. today, and 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Homemade dinners will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. daily. Dinners are $9 for adults, $6 for children. A variety of food booths open at 6 p.m. daily.
Entertainment, such as bands and disc jockeys, will be featured from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 7 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
• Games, door prizes, entertainment and ethnic foods will be available from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday during the annual festival at St. Blaise parish grounds, Eighth Street and Penn Avenue, Midland.
Oakdale, incorporated as a borough in 1892, will host its 120th anniversary celebration Friday through Sunday on Noblestown Road in downtown Oakdale. The road will be closed between Sil's and the gazebo.
The event will include two stages of live music and entertainment, a parade, free kids activities, games, fireworks, food vendors, beer sales and an 1890s costume competition.
Music and a welcoming ceremony will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, with the Pittsburgh Banjo Club performing at 7 p.m. and Uptown Rhythm and Brass at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday's celebration opens at 2 p.m. and features acoustic duo Paul DeBor and Jay Koreny at 2:30 p.m.; the West Hills Symphonic Band at 4 p.m.; a parade at 6 p.m.; the Ohio Valley Marching Band at 7 p.m.; The Dave Iglar Band at 8 p.m.; Chris Denem (Neil Diamond Tribute) at 10 p.m.; and fireworks at 11 p.m.
A closing service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Oakdale Community Center, 104 Seminary Ave.
Admission is free. Shuttle parking will be available at the borough park on McKee Road. Borough officials say the $12,000-$15,000 anniversary is funded by businesses and individuals, with no tax dollars used.
First Published September 6, 2012 6:17 am