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PLAY DAY

The annual Day of Play will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the S&T Arena at the White Township Recreation Complex. The event will feature bounce houses, an obstacle course, carnival games, pumpkin painting, giant cup stacking and more. Activities are best suited for ages 2-10.

Cost is $1 per person, with a maximum of $5 per family group. Price includes 20 regular games and four special games.

BINGO!

Love of Life Bingo will be held Sunday at the Coral-Graceton Fire Department along Route 119 in Center Township.

Doors open at 11 a.m., a basket raffle will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and bingo starts at 2 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Indiana Healthcare Foundation.

WOMEN’S SUMMIT

The inaugural Indiana County Women’s Summit will be held Tuesday at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. The half-day event is dedicated to the development and empowerment of women in Indiana County. The keynote speaker will be Christina Cassotis, CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority.  There will also be panels related to safety and security, health and happiness, and career and community. The event will be emceed by Beth Caldwell, author and founder of Pittsburgh Professional Women. Tickets are $30 and include lunch. They are available by contacting the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce office.

Cassotis has led a dramatic turnaround at Pittsburgh International Airport — a near doubling of nonstop destinations served, four years of record passenger traffic growth and a recently announced terminal modernization program. During her tenure, the airport was named Air Transport World’s 2017 Airport of the Year and Regional Airport of the Year by the CAPA Centre for Aviation.

YOUR WEEKEND CALENDAR

A benefit will be held for Greg Gunder on Saturday starting at 4 p.m. at Blairsville VFW Post 5821. Gunder was recently diagnosed with a lung disease and faces the possibly that he will need a transplant. A $10 cover charge includes dinner, one book of 25 raffle tickets (additional books of 25 tickets are $5 each) for basket raffles and entertainment for the night. DJ Wayne will play from 4 to 8 p.m. and starting at 9 p.m., the band Unbroken Soul will perform. Gunder plays bass guitar with the band.

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The Indiana Lions Club will offer a turkey buffet from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lions Health Camp on Lions health Camp Road in Armstrong Township. There will be turkey and stuffing, salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, a vegetable, dessert and a beverage. Cost is $10 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. Takeout is available.

At Christ Our Savior Orthodox Church, Tanoma Road, a turkey and holupki dinner is set for 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Cost is $11 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 to 12. Those younger may eat for free. The public is welcome, and take-out is available. This will be the last dinner of the year.

The League of Women Voters of Indiana County has canceled a Candidates Night that had been scheduled for Oct. 22 at the Oak Place Community Center in Indiana, citing a schedule conflict.

SHOP TALK AT SIX

Dunkin’ is opening its second Indiana County location Monday at 54 Short St. in Blairsville, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to follow Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

It is western Pennsylvania’s third look at the Dunkin’ brand’s U.S. “store of the future” experience, with a modern atmosphere and new and innovative technologies and design elements.

It will employ 30 people.

Gas prices in the Indiana area today were hovering around $2.89 per gallon, compared with $2.72 statewide and $2.64 nationwide (www.pennsylvaniagasprices.com). … Please read, but don’t bet on it: Blackhawk 40, Indiana 7; IUP 28, Slippery Rock 24; Penn State 20, Iowa 17; Chargers 28, Steelers 21. … Willie, our ex-shoeshine boy, quoting the late Peanuts cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, says, “Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.”

Good evening!

This column is compiled by Gazette staff writer Margaret Weaver. Email items for submissions to mweaver@indianagazette.net.