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Friday, February 10, 2017 - Updated: 10:04 AM


Holy Apostles Parish will host a Festival of Praise on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Albert the Great Church, 3171 Churchview Ave. in Baldwin. Titled “The Hope of True Love,” program will include Eucharistic adoration with catechesis, and inspirational praise and worship music. Light refreshments will follow.


St. Angela Merici Parish in White Oak will present its annual Paczki Dance on Sunday, Feb. 19, from 3-7 p.m. in the parish’s Father Drap Hall. Henny and Versa J’s will provide polka music for dancing. Tickets are $15, and include all beverages and special paczki doughnuts. A variety of ethnic foods will be available. For tickets, call parish at 412-672-9641, or visit www.stangelamericiparish.org.


The next speaker at St. Malachy Parish in Kennedy Township will be Nancy Amorose on Tuesday, Feb. 21, starting at 7 p.m. Amorose, founder of the Ladder of Truth for the purpose of helping parents and guardians instill Christian values in their children, will present “In the Beginning … A Spiritual Journey of Truth.” Refreshments and a chance to speak with the presenter will follow her talk. Free child care is available by reservation only. To reserve a spot, call 412-771-7480 no later than one week prior to the event. Presentation is free and open to the public.


The La Roche College Literary Society invites the public to a free presentation by art director Greg Weimerskirch titled “The Making of ‘Fences,’” a discussion of the filming of August Wilson’s “Fences.” The presentation will be Friday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in the college’s Zappala Center Square on the McCandless Township campus.


Comedian Bill Benden will be the headliner for St. Bernard School’s second annual Comedy Night on Saturday, Feb. 25, in Clairvaux Hall on the school campus, 401 Washington Road in Mount Lebanon. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with show at 7:30. Also featuring comic Tom Musial and host Mike Sasson. Cost is $25, and includes beer, soft drinks and bottled water. Guests can bring their own bottle and snacks, and must be 21 or older to attend. For tickets and information, call Jackie or John at 412-563-7732, or e-mail avonqueen2@verizon.net.


Jack Tady and the Tady Bears will lead music at a special Mass with polka music Saturday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. at St. Eugene Church of St. Mark Parish, 3210 Liberty Way in Liberty Borough. The band will provide dancing music at a Mardi Gras celebration following the Mass in the parish’s Father Rowan Hall. Admission is $10, and includes a meal of stuffed cabbage, haluski, hot sausage, beer and more. For tickets, call parish office at 412-678-6275, Elena at 412-706-1766 or Cathy at 412-980-2918.


The public is invited to St. Hilary Parish in Washington for Living Stations of the Cross, to be presented by the youth ministry of St. Ferdinand Parish in Cranberry Township, Sunday, Feb. 26, starting at 7:30 p.m. Program is free and open to the public, with a good-will offering accepted.


“Dinner with Dolly,” hosted by the drama department of St. Joseph High School, is set for Saturday, March 11, in the school’s Patterson Hall, 800 Montana Ave. in Natrona Heights. Doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner served from 5:30-6:30. Dinner is $12 for adults, $5 for children 5 and younger, and includes turkey roll-ups with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, cranberry sauce, pie, ice cream and rolls. Also featuring a polka contest, raffles and more. Proceeds will help produce the school’s spring musical, “Hello Dolly.” For reservations, call 724-226-3569, or visit www.saintjosephhs.com by Feb. 27.


St. James the Apostle Parish in Pulaski will present the Discovering Christ program Mondays at 6 p.m. from Feb. 27-April 10. Program includes free dinner, dynamic teaching and small group discussions about the meaning of a life in Jesus Christ. As part of the program, there will be a retreat Saturday, April 1, at Villa Maria Retreat Center in Villa Maria. For information and to register, call 724-333-5080, or e-mail jancrespi@aol.com.


Our Lady of Grace Parish in Scott Township is seeking local artists in the Diocese of Pittsburgh and surrounding areas to participate in an exhibition of their works at the parish’s Pentecost Sacred Arts Festival, May 31 through June 4. Exhibit will showcase and foster appreciation of sacred artistic expression by the artists and by the faithful who view the works. Artwork submitted for juried exhibition is required to be in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Benedictine Father Vincent de Paul Crosby, an award-winning artist and consultant, will be the juror. A total of $1,200 in prizes will be awarded. Submission deadline is March 31. Interested artists can download event brochure and entry form at www.olgscott.org/apps/bbmessages, or by calling 412-279-7070. Aside from the art exhibition, festival program will include live musicians and literary performances.

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