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Friday, February 03, 2017 - Updated: 10:20 AM



A group of local musicians will join in a “Night of Entertainment” on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 7-11 p.m. at Cefalo’s, 428 Washington Ave. in Carnegie. Event is held in memory of Melissa Bowers, who was murdered as a result of domestic violence. Entertainment includes: Corn Beef & Curry, The Wild Geese, Stevee Wellons, The Power of Two and Slim Forsythe & The Turbosonics. Tickets are $20 in advance, $23 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Center for Victims, which provides services needed by families suffering from any kind of violence. For tickets, visit www.centerforvictims.org.



The Duquesne/West Mifflin Knights of Columbus Council 4210 invites the public to their Valentine’s Sweet Heart Dance Party on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Holy Trinity Parish in West Mifflin. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with appetizers served at 7. Guests can dance to oldies music spun by the “Boppin’ Duo” of Ms. Shoo-Bop and Doc Doo-Wop. Cost is $20 for singles, $35 for couples. For tickets, send information and payment to George Wagner, 19 N. Braddock Heights, North Braddock, Pa. 15104 (make check payable to Knights of Columbus Council 4210).



Come dance to oldies music at St. Bernadette Parish in Monroeville on Saturday, Feb. 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the parish’s Lourdes Center. Cost is $10 per person, and includes snacks, soda water, coffee, lemonade and tea. Also featuring cash bar. For reservations, call 412-373-0050.



All health care professionals will be honored at the annual White Mass, to be celebrated by Bishop David Zubik on Sunday, Feb. 19, at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, starting at noon. A reception will follow, where author Mike Aquilina will speak on “The Healing Imperative: The Rise of Christianity and the Invention of Medicine.” For information, visit www.cathmedpittsburgh.org.



The public is invited to celebrate Mardi Gras at St. Mark Parish on Saturday, Feb. 25. Festivities begin with a Mass with polka music at 6 p.m. at the parish’s Liberty Borough site, 3210 Liberty Way. A dinner dance will follow in the parish’s Father Rowan Hall. Dinner will include stuffed cabbage, haluski, hot sausage, beer and more. Dancing is 7:30-10:30, with music provided by J-Tron Production. Cost is $10. For tickets, call parish center at 412-678-6275, Elena Plan at 412-706-1766 or Cathy Esack at 412-980-2918. Tickets will be available at the door.



Awaken, an evening of praise and dynamic talks led by Father Joe Freedy to rekindle the fire of faith, will be at St. Valentine Parish in Bethel Park on Monday, Feb. 27, from 7-9 p.m. Program is free and open to the public. Other upcoming Awaken events: March 20, St. John Capistran Parish, Upper St. Clair; April 10, St. Monica Parish, Beaver Falls/Chippewa Township; May 3, St. Joseph Parish, O’Hara Township.



Early bird tickets can be purchased for the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill’s ninth annual “Sounds of Charity,” set for Saturday, March 25, in the McKenna Center on the campus of Seton Hill University in Greensburg. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with music and dancing beginning at 7:30. The Wally Gingers Orchestra will be the featured entertainment. Cost is $40 for early bird tickets purchased by March 1, $50 after March 1 and $15 for students, with proceeds benefiting the mission and ministries of the Sisters of Charity. Free shuttle service available from parking lot E. For tickets and information, call Terri Murphy at 724-836-0406, ext. 6615.


Eucharistic adoration at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Glenshaw was incorrectly listed in the monthly community calendar published in the Jan. 20 issue. The parish holds Eucharistic adoration from 3-5 p.m. every Friday. For information, contact the parish office at 412-486-4100.

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