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FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN ARTS & CRAFTS – 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Printscape Arena at Southpointe, Canonsburg, PA. 'Tis the most wonderful time of the year, see many of the area's best artists and craftsmen displaying their finest crafts at the 2nd Annual Festival of American Arts & Crafts show. A perfect time to purchase unique items for yourself, your home, and for those on your holiday gift list. Featuring 90-100 vendors from the tri-state area.  Free door prizes will be awarded each hour. Admission is $3.00; children 12 and under are free. For more information call 724-880-0881.



“THE GABRIELLE CHRONICLES” PRESENTED BY ALABASTER PERFORMING ARTS – 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., St. Emma Retreat Center, Fatima Chapel, 1001 Harvey Road, Greensburg.  The original musical drama portrays the invitation to Mary by the Angel Gabrielle to save the human race with her acceptance.  The show features traditional Advent and Christmas songs, including O Come, O Come Emmanuel, O Holy Night, Coventry Carol and Ave Maria. Tickets are $10.  Seating is limited, so reservations are recommended. Call Alabaster Box Office (724) 516-5189.


BOROUGH OF JEFFERSON HILLS ANNUAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION – 6-8:00 p.m. at the Municipal Center Community Room, 925 Old Clairton Road, Jefferson Hills, PA. The event will include the lighting of a dozen specially themed trees and decorations,  FREE photos with Santa, Story time with Mrs. Claus, crafts for children and refreshments.



WOMEN’S CLUB OF JEFFERSON HILLS – 6:30 p.m., Jefferson Hills Municipal Building on Old Clairton Road. Annual Christmas Party and Meeting. Husbands and guests are invited, reservations are required. 

Membership is open to all residents of Jefferson Hills, as well as the surrounding communities. For further information please call, 412-384-3318 or 412-655-4224.


“DIS+ABILITIES” AWARENESS MEETING – Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 1:00 PM.  Persons with a disability, community members, church groups or business persons are welcome to attend. Potters House of Monongahela, 234 West Main Street Monongahela.  Refreshments. For more info - 724-219-3290.



10TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS “PAJAMA PARTY”– 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., The Good Ol’ Days Nostalgic Vacation House, 914 Broad Avenue in North Belle Vernon, PA. Step back in time & enjoy Christmas as it was in the 50s, 60s & 70s for a Retro Christmas “Pajama Party” to benefit Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania.  Christmas Cookies, Holiday Dips & Chips & Punch will be served. Admission: New Pajamas for victims of domestic violence and their children. Sleepwear suggestions are: Lounging pants (especially sizes large – 2x) Sleep Shirts, and T-shirts, Children pajamas (up to size 12) and socks.



GARDEN CLUB OF MCKEESPORT HOLIDAY SALE – 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.,  Garden Center in Renziehausen Park, 1400 Pinoak Drive, McKeesport, PA  15132. The dates are December 5th through 7th from 10 am to 7 pm and December 8th from 12 Noon to 7 pm.  There will be fresh wreaths, swags, kissing balls, creative designs, a Kids Korner and a bake sale. 



CHRISTMAS IN NEW EAGLE – 6:00 p.m., New Eagle Social Hall on Chess Street. Fun for the entire family! 

Visit with Santa, music by Todd Jones, performances by the Dance Co. by Lori, Christmas carols, face painting, games, story time and more. $5 admission (free meal for children included in ticket price). Concession stand and snacks available. Enjoy S'mores by the bonfire too!


LIGHT UP NIGHT IN SOUTH PARK – 6:00 p.m., Gazebo on Maple Spring Drive, Santa arrives at 6:30 p.m. Held by The Friends of South Park, 6th annual. The Community House across the street from the gazebo will be made available for the community for the arrival of SANTA!  Free family event. An hour of fun, music and Christmas spirit. Please contact the Madam Chairperson, Sharon Adams if you have any questions:, 412-897-2403


AUXILIARY CRAFT SALE – Monongahela Valley Hospital, 9:00 a.m., Main Lobby. Shop at the Auxiliary Craft Sale sponsored by the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc.  A variety of items are available for purchase.


FRIDAY NIGHT PRAISE – 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela. All are welcome. Come and join us. For more info call 724-258-7054


CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK – Friday, December 6 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Charleroi Trustees Park (behind the Chamber of Commerce lot, downtown Charleroi).  A completely free event for children 12 and under! Hot dogs and beverages provided, along with a treat from Santa (while supplies last).  Gather around a bonfire while you wait for Santa to arrive atop a fire truck. Presented by Greater Charleroi Community Development Corporation.  


43RD WEST NEWTON COMMUNITY SINGERS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT: “CHRISTMAS REFLECTIONS” – 7:30 p.m., West Newton United Presbyterian Church, located on Third and Main Streets. The program will feature Christmas works including, “O  Magnum Mysterium by Evan Ramos, Mele Kalikimaka by R. Alex Anderson, In the Bleak Mid-Winter arranged by Mark Shepperd. A new arrangement of “Jingle all the way!” by J. Pierpont and  “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s “Messiah”. The group is under the direction of Richard Carson and is accompanied by Lauren Cross. Advance tickets are available for adults $6.00 and $3.00 for students at the Gary’s Chuckwagon.   For more information call 724 872 6093. Tickets will be also available at the door for $7.00 and $3.00 for students.


BALDWIN HOLIDAY FESTIVAL – 6-8:00 p.m., Doors Open at 5:30 p.m., Baldwin Borough Building, 3344 Churchview Avenue, Baldwin, PA. Featuring: Holiday Carols, Kids' Craft Corner, Craft Vendors, Lighting of the Tree, Sweets and Hot Chocolate, Visits with Santa, Visit the Log House. In the spirit of giving, please bring non-perishable food items or a monetary donation for the Baldwin Food Pantry. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Baldwin.


SANTA AT THE DISCO - 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The Whitehall House, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227. Presented by Light Your Heart. To benefit Maura McGee, bone marrow recipient for treatment of MPS 1. Dust off your Boogie Shoes and register today and for Santa! at the Disco, a new tradition for children of all ages.  $15 per adult, $12 for children under. Craft corner, photos with Santa, basket raffles, pizza provided by Gianna Via’s Restaurant and of course dancing!, with DJ Scott Alexander playin’ that funky music. You’ll find out during story time “How Santa and his Elves Caught the Boogie Fever.” A storywritten locally and illustrated by Spencer Maist, a seventh-grade student at Harrison Middle School.  Maura is an eight year old Baldwin resident who recently underwent a bone marrow transplant for treatment of MPS 1. Due to limited seating, registration is required. To register, learn about Light Your Heart, and read Maura’s story visit



CANONSBURG’S OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS – Dec 6, 4-9:00 p.m.; Dec 7, 12-9:00 p.m., Downtown Canonsburg.  Sponsored by The Hallmark Channel. Hallmark representatives will be present to pass out free Hallmark ornaments while supplies last. Community tree lighting (donated by The Hallmark Channel) 6pm, Friday, Dec 6. Christmas parade: Saturday, Dec 7, 5pm. Christmas Gift Market, Food Court, Stage with holiday performances and music, Free photos with Santa, Community Gingerbread House contest, Corporate Gingerbread House Contest, Holiday window displays, Kids Corner featuring games and more. Our website can be viewed by visiting or our Facebook page CanonsburgChristmas


A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION ENTITLED ‘THE PERFECT LIGHT’ – Dec 6 & 7, 7:30 p.m., Dec 8, 3:00 p.m., Elizabeth Forward High School. Presented by Elizabeth Forward Area Community Chorus. This year our music tells the story of the birth of Jesus, the Light of the World.  There will also be a visit from someone special!! We have combined Adult and Junior Choruses of over 60 voices singing numbers that will make you cry and laugh. Ticket prices at the door are $10.00 for Adults and $8.00 for Seniors and Students. A discount of $2.00 is available on each ticket purchased in advance. Please see a Chorus member beforehand to purchase a ticket at the reduced price. On Saturday night ONLY we are offering a free ticket to every child under the age of 12 with the purchase of a ticket. Bring your tickets to the ticket table on Saturday night to receive your free ticket. A portion of the proceeds from the Concert will benefit the local Meals on Wheels and nonperishable food stuffs and paper products will be collected at each concert for the Food Pantry.


BRADFORD HOUSE MUSEUM HOLIDAY GIFT SHOPPE – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., with free admission. Enjoy the museum's beautiful 18th century holiday decor while browsing unique gift items on site. Local vendors and artists will offer a variety of items for sale, including jewelry, foods, home decor, clothing and accessories. The museum gift shop offers many Whiskey Rebellion themed items and local history books, several signed by the authors. The museum is located at 175 South Main Street, Washington PA. Check our Facebook and website for more information about participating vendors.


CHRISTMAS DESSERT THEATER – ‘WELCOME TO BETHLEHEM’ - Crossroads Ministries is proud to present the Christmas Dessert Theater this December 6-7 featuring the musical “Welcome To Bethlehem.”  Performances will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, December 6, and at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM on Saturday, December 7. Throughout this musical, the theme of hope shines through as various characters in the story face difficult, real-life circumstances. From a couple struggling financially, to a teenage runaway needing help when she finds herself homeless, WELCOME TO BETHLEHEM encourages us to remember a timeless truth...“when it seems you just can’t go on, there’s always hope.”   Refreshments and desserts will be after the musical in the gym. Crossroads Ministries is located at 81 Walter Long Road, Finleyville, PA. Tickets go on sale at For more information or questions, call 724-348-1620.



CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE OF VENETIA - Come celebrate the spirit of Christmas in the village of Venetia with heartwarming colonial charm at Wrights United Methodist Church and the historic Enoch Wright House.  Friday, December 6 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Santa lights 40 ft tree, DARE Christmas Railroad Display, Razz-Ma-Tazz show choir, hot sausage, walking tacos, funnel cakes; hot cocoa & smores around the fire; Girl Scout troop sponsor children’s games, luminary kits for sale.  Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am, Anna & Else Frozen breakfast, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Indoor Christmas Free Flea Market and DARE Christmas Railroad display. Sunday, December 8 from 12:00 noon - 4:30 pm, Soup & Stroll Colonial Christmas at historic Wright House. Music, food, and fun for all ages. For more information, call 724-348-4059 or 814-758-1385 or visit  



HOLIDAY BASH -  Doors open at 11:00 a.m., Drawings begin at 12:00 noon. Donora Borough Building, 6th and Meldon Ave. Donora PA 15033. Sponsored by Mon Valley Youth And Teen Association. Donation $20. This includes food and non-alcoholic drinks. Money-great prizes-Auction. Call 724-379-4889 to purchase a ticket or more information.


9TH ANNUAL TASTE OF HEAVEN COOKIE SALE – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., St. Gregory Byzantine Catholic Church, 2005 Mohawk Rd., Brookside Farms, Upper St. Clair. Featuring traditional holiday & everyday favorites. Cash or check, no credit/debit cards. For more info call: 412-835-7800


SANTA'S BREAKFAST – 8:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 609 Chess Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. Included:   Breakfast for all; Crafts and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus for the children. Children   $8.00, Adults $5.00. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please call 724-258-8300 to make your reservation.


HOLIDAY COOKIE SALE – 9-11:00 a.m., Baldwin Community United Methodist Women, 5001 Baptist Road across from Caste Village Shopping Center. Annual homemade cookie sale. Cookies will be sold for $9.00 per pound. Proceeds benefit missions.


CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST/CRAFT AND VENDOR SHOW - 9:00 am - 1:00pm., Concord Presbyterian Church, 1907 Brownsville Rd, Pittsburgh, PA   15210. This annual event will have 20+ tables, Chinese Holiday Baskets, Pancake and Egg breakfast adults: $5 each - children $2 each.  And Santa will be there! Admission is FREE. For more information and table reservation call Diane 412-882-1553.


FREE COMMUNITY ADVENT DINNER - Seatings at 4:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m., Canonsburg UP Church, 112 West Pike Street, Canonsburg PA 15317. This dinner is being held in conjunction with Canonsburg Borough’s Old Fashioned Christmas event. We invite guests from our community to enjoy roast beef, scalloped potatoes, green beans, mac ’n cheese, and chicken  fingers. Desserts are also provided. Following dinner, we encourage you to enjoy the Christmas festivities in town. All are welcome! Please RSVP by December 4 to the church office at 724-745-0800.



DONUT SALE - St. Damien of Molokai Parish offering their delicious homemade cake donuts for sale, at Madonna School Cafeteria, Monongahela, PA. Both days, 8:30 a.m. until sold out. $9.00 per dozen.  


CHRISTMAS CRAFT/BAKE SALE - Sat. Dec. 7, 12-5:00 p.m., Sun Dec 8, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., St. John Byzantine Catholic Church, 201 E. Main St., Uniontown, PA. Upstairs School Hall. Crafts, Cookbooks, Candy, Baked Goods, Decorations Nativity Display, Raffles. Sponsored by St. John Ethnic Craft Club& St. John Social Ministry. Handicapped accessible, free admission. For information call:724-438-6027 (M-F 9AM-3PM Leave message)


5TH ANNUAL "HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS" A MON VALLEY TRADITION – 1-4:00 p.m., Tour 7 homes/venues. Proceeds benefit local charities. Venues within 10 mile radius include: The Speers Mansion, family-built log home, restored Victorian, 1898 farm house, The Good Ol' Days House, Rostraver Twp. Historical Society, St. John the Divine Orthodox Church. Chinese Auction, too! $25 donation. For reservations call (724) 747-5191.


SOUP AND STROLL – 12-4:30 p.m., historic Enoch Wright House, Museum of Westward Expansion, 815 Venetia Road, Venetia.  A soup supper with homemade soup and desserts, artisan bread and beverage will be served in the festive ambiance of the 19th C Wright House, headquarters of the society. An invitation to stroll through the house, mining room, Father Christmas and log cabin is extended to all who visit. For additional information visit; 724-746-3203 or 724-348-6406.  


WESTMINSTER ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT - 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Featuring Handel’s Messiah, Part I, Chancel Choir, Academy Chamber Orchestra, Jim Burns, harpsichord. Westminster’s annual Christmas Concert brings together all the Westminster choirs and the Chanteclairs, Upper St. Clair High School’s chamber choir, in uplifting music of the season. Westminster Presbyterian Church,  - 412-835-6630


JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME AND CEMETERY’S ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY – 4-6:00 p.m., In celebration of Jefferson Memorial’s 90th Anniversary. Holiday Vendor Market, Food Trucks, Face painters, Disney's Frozen 2 - Elsa, Anna and Olaf, LIVE music presentations by The Source Church - Worship Ministry, The Mt. Lebanon Mellon Middle School Choir, and 2016 American Idol contestant - Aubrey Burchell, a special dedication to our “Living Tree” as well as a very special visit from the Jolly Elf himself - Santa Clause. This year's event will be held in the parking lot of the Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home. This will be a rain or shine event



FREE PAPER BEAD CRAFT – 12:30 p.m., West Newton Center for Active Adults, 103 East Main Street, West Newton PA, 15089.  Sponsored by Rewind-Reuse Center and Workshop. Learn to craft beads from paper. The Rewind-Reuse Center and Workshop is dedicated to a green initiative reusing discarded

materials and turning them into art rather than sending items to landfills. Call (724) 872-4976 to sign up


EMPTY CHAIR SERVICE – 7:00 p.m., The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 61 Walnut Ridge Road; Charleroi, PA 15022. This is the time when you can remember your friends and family who will not be with you this time of year.  There will be angels you can write their names and hang on a special Christmas tree. For more information please call either 724-489-9014. You can also e-mail can also be found on Facebook.


JEFFERSON HILLS DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE ANNUAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION PARTY  - 7-9:00 p.m., Large Community Room (next to the Library) at the Jefferson Hills Borough Building.  The celebration is open to the public. Attendees are requested to bring their favorite dish or snacks - water and pop will be provided.   Also, please bring a donation of prepackaged cookies and sweets (Nabisco, Keebler, Pepperidge Farm, etc.) for the Cloverleaf Area Food Bank (Cloverleaf Area Ecumenical Assistance Program).  Monetary donations are also appreciated. For more information, please contact us at



MONDAYS WITH MANTLE HOUSE CRAFT CLASSES – 6:00 p.m., Mantle House, 132 S Water St. 

West Newton PA,15089. $5/class. Dec 9: Bulb Wreath, Dec 16: Three Tiered Cookie Dish. Bring a friend! Register on the event or post on the facebook page: Mantle House Mission. For more info,, 724-872-1800, or visit



CLOTHES 4-U – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., The First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon will be open to the public. The clothing is free; patrons may give a free-will offering if they desire.  Bags will be given to patrons when they come in to browse around. If there is a need at any other time, please call the office to make an appointment. Anyone wishing to drop off clothing in good condition for this ministry or who might be in need of some assistance with clothing is asked to call the church office at 724-929-4696 to make arrangements.   We thank you for your patronage this past year and look forward to serving you again in this next year! MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!


SOUTH HILLS COIN CLUB – 8:00 p.m., Bethel Presbyterian Church at 2999 Bethel Church Rd. in Bethel Park. All members and the general public are invited. This months program will be the annual Christmas party. A 50/50 will be offered and childrens prizes to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information call 724-984-6611.


PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB MEETING - 12:30 p.m., Community Room at the Pleasant Hills Borough 

Building located at 410 Bruceton Road in Pleasant Hills. The meeting will feature "A Christmas Celebration," Covered Dish and Pot Luck. Garden of the Month winners will be honored guests at the luncheon. Non Members are welcome to attend. The PHGC always welcomes new members.


SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL  - 6:30 p.m., South Park Township Library, 2675 Brownsville Road, South Park, PA. South Hills Friends are responsible for maintenance of the Montour Trail between Library and Clairton.  Individuals interested in the Montour Trail are encouraged to attend. Additional information concerning the trail, including South Hills Friends contact information, may be obtained on the Montour Trail web site  Questions may be directed to


CHARLEROI-MONONGAHELA LODGE #337 FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS -  will hold their regular stated meeting on Tuesday December 10, 2019 at 7:30 PM in the Masonic hall located at 100 2nd St in Monongahela, PA. For more information call 724-809-9742.



A HOLIDAY MOVIE EVENT FOR SENIORS – 1:00 p.m., The Whitehall House (behind John F. Slater Funeral Home), 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA. Join us for a special viewing of the Christmas Classic, The Bishop’s Wife with Cary Grant and Loretta Young. Hot Chocolate & Coffee Station, Dessert Bar, raffle baskets. Donations will be accepted for SHIM: South Hills Interfaith Movement. Please RSVP to: 412-881-9022 by December 10. Sponsored by: South Hills Community Connect, a Healthcare Marketing Group



CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S QUARTET, SHEPHERD’S VOICE CONCERT – 7:00 p.m., Riverview Baptist Church, 405 Main Street (Rt. 88), New Eagle, PA. Annual tradition presenting an evening of Christmas music. These ladies have been ministering to many area churches and groups for the past 14 years and are blessed to be able to serve the Lord through their singing.  There is no admission charge, but a free will offering will be taken to help support this music ministry.



LIVE NATIVITY – 6-9:00 p.m., Community of Christ, 3472 South Park Rd, Bethel Park is having a free drive through live nativity. Enjoy 8 outdoor scenes, with live actors and animals from the comfort of your car as you drive through a luminary lit path that depicts the journey to Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus.  To be a part of the Live Nativity or If you have any questions please contact Janet at 412-805-7194 or


BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – 9:00 AM, Elrama Fire Department.  Bring Your Children and join us for a hot pancake breakfast with Santa Claus!  Free to Union Township residents. To register, call 724-348 4250, or e-mail:


HOLY TRINITY CATHEDRAL ANNUAL COOKIE SALE – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, 450 Maxwell Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15236, just off of Route 51 in Whitehall. Pre-orders due Dec 8. Selling cookies by the pound, nut rolls, apricot rolls, poppy seed rolls, nut horns, lady locks, and more! We should have over fifty different cookies available for sale to select from. Cookies will be sold at $10 per pound and all nut, apricot or poppyseed rolls will be $15 each. Pre-order rolls, nut horns and ladylocks: with your name and phone number, limited quantities.


BREAKFAST AND HOLIDAY PUPPET SHOW – 9:00 a.m., Thomas Presbyterian Church, 1068 Linden Road Eighty Four, PA. Puppet show performed by the Pittsburgh Puppet Works.  Breakfast will include scrambled eggs, waffles, French Toast sausage, mixed fruit, juice and coffee. Santa visit and balloon artist, face painters. Tickets are $5.00 per person with a maximum cost for a family of $20.  Tickets can be purchased by stopping at the church office or calling the office 724-941-8910. The church office hours are 8:00AM to noon, Monday-Friday. Tickets can be bought at the door but reservations are appreciated for food planning.


COOKIE WALK – 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., The First Church of God, 157 N Second St, West Newton, PA.

Fundraiser, all home made holiday cookies, sold by the pound.  We will have over 22 varieties to pick from, walk through, fill your box and it will be weighed at the end.  We will also have peanut butter chocolate covered sold by the dozen. For more info 724-872-7467.


BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – 9-11:00 a.m., The First United Methodist Church, 200 State Street, Belle Vernon. Annual Breakfast with Santa. Pancakes and sausage will be served followed by a visit with Santa Claus.  This event is free to the public. Donations will be accepted, but are not required to attend.  


CHRISTMAS BAKE SALE – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Jefferson United Methodist Church, 310 Gill Hall Road,

Jefferson Hills, PA. A variety of homemade baked goods will be available for purchase including: Christmas rolls available in Nut, Apricot, and Poppy Seed; Cookie Trays, Candy, Pies, and much much more.  Come early for the best selection! Christmas rolls are also available for pre-order purchase ($10/each) by calling (412) 653-3222 x3. Orders will be accepted in advance through Sunday, December 8, 2019.


JIM SYKES CONCERT – 3:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church located at 430 West Main Street in Monongahela.  All are welcome. Refreshments will follow with a free will offering. Call 724-258-7054 for more details.


SOUTH PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM  - 12-2:00 p.m., Located at the corner of the Port Authority Park-n-Ride lot at 6425 Pleasant Street, South Park. The Museum showcases South Park’s rich traditions and captivating history like you’ve never seen them before. The South Park Historical Society has procured, studied and cared for one of the area’s most unique collections, which includes exhibits of local mining memorabilia, railroad photos and artifacts; plus a look back at South Park schools through the decades and much more. Come visit! 


SOUTH HILLS FRIENDS OF THE MONTOUR TRAIL MONTHLY WORK PARTY – 9:00 a.m., Volunteers will meet at the Brownsville Extension parking area (trail MP 37.5) The December project has not yet been determined.  Interested volunteers should contact after December 10 for more information.


A WHITEHALL CHRISTMAS: TEA PARTY CELEBRATION – 1:00 p.m., Whitehall Public Library, 100 Borough Park Drive, 15236. Advance tickets only. Special high tea celebration of sips, sweets, and free raffles! We’re partnering again with Divine Delectables for a Christmas tea party sure to make your holiday merry and bright. Each guest will receive a host of good tidings for a yummy Yuletide including: Waldorf Salad, Scone and Cream, Tea sandwiches, Desserts, Unlimited tea samplings. Purchase your tickets today at the library:  $30.00/person. For more info 412-882-6622


BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – Elizabeth Forward High School Cafeteria.  9:00 AM – 12:00 noon. Fundraiser for the E-F High School girls basketball team. Adults $10, Children 12 and under $5.  Breakfast includes: pancakes, sausage, fruit cup and drink. Also enjoy a craft with Santa and his elves, a visit with and treat from Santa and the opportunity to write and deliver your own letter to Santa!  There will also be a Chinese auction. For tickets or questions, please call 724-712-6476. Tickets will also be sold at the door.



SPAGHETTI DINNER -CRAFT SHOW -SANTA VISIT – craft show 10:00 a.m., dinner 12-4:00 p.m., Library Fire Hall located on Library Rd/Rt. 88. Held by the South Park Lions Club. Adults $10.  Children $5. All are welcome.


STEPPIN' OUT SUNDAY JINGLE BELL DANCE – 5-9:00 p.m., Brentwood VFW 3801 Saw Mill Run Blvd. Grab your Jingle Bells and jump in your sleigh your horse knows the way over the river and through the woods to the dance!! Mark Peters our Jolly Jingle Bell DJ/Dance Instructor will be teaching the Waltz starting at 530.  Kitchen and Bar available.$10 admission, children under 16 just $5. We will be decorating the backdrop for lots of pics and hopefully Santa will be there too!! Everyone and all dance levels welcome! Denise 412-519-3559


COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CANTATA – 3:00 p.m., The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Charleroi, PA. The music featured will be “Joy Has Dawned” by Lloyd Larson. Directed by Charleroi’s choir director, Richard Carson, the choir features members from the host church and various churches around the Mon Valley. The Annual Tasting Party will follow. Admission is free. For more information please call either 724-489-9014. You can also e-mail



ROSTRAVER SPORTSMEN ASSOCIATION – 7:30 p.m., 539 Cedar Creek Rd., Belle Vernon, PA. Monthly meeting. All members are encouraged to attend. Applications are now being accepted for membership from both men and women. For more information call 724-984-6611. 



THE RETIRED MEN’S LUNCHEON GROUP – 12:00 p.m., Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road, Pleasant Hills, PA. The Thomas Jefferson high school stage band under the direction of Jim Mirabella. Cost is $8, payable at the door. Please reserve lunch by calling the church office at 412 655 2000 option 0. We are a non-denominational group.



OLDIES DANCE – 7-11:00 p.m., White Oak American Legion Post #701, 2813 Capital St, White Oak, PA. Admission is still only $5 per person. All proceeds benefit veterans programs. Music from the 50s and early 60s by Candy and Mike. For more information call 724-984-6611


“DIS+ABILITIES” NETWORK CHRISTMAS PARTY – Saturday, December 21 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  Potters House of Monongahela, 234 West Main Street Monongahela.  Christmas carol sing along, Door prizes, $5 - $10 gift exchange (optional).  Please RSVP by Dec. 18 by calling 724-219-3290


JEFFERSON HILLS DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE CANCELLED - The next meeting will be in January 2020 (date to be determined).  For more information on our activities, please visit us at or contact us at:



BLOOD DRIVE – 12-6:00 p.m., Pittsburgh South Hills Elks 2213, 2789 South Park Rd, Bethel Park, PA 15102. Help save a life, give blood. Register ahead and receive a penquin scarf. For more info: 412-831-0616.



NEW YEARS EVE PARTY – 7p.m. – 12:00 a.m., White Oak American Legion Post #701, 2813 Capital St., White Oak, PA.  All proceeds benefit veterans programs Music from the 50s and early 60s by Candy and Mike. For more information call 412-414-8495.





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