Upcoming community events announced
January 10, 2014 10:50 AM

FUNDRAISER: Karaoke with Gypsy is a festival fundraiser and will be held at 9 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Polish National Alliance Club, 501 Indiana Avenue, Avonmore. There will be Jello and pudding shots, raffles and light refreshments. Proceeds will benefit the Avonmore Harvest Jubilee.


TRIVIA NIGHT: The Beth Israel Synagogue will hold its 10th annual Trivia Night on March 8 at the Eagles Lodge on Philadelphia Street in Indiana. The event is limited to 150 people and is typically sold out.

“Registration opens at 6:30 p.m. with outrageous desserts and the newly featured ‘healthy corner,’” said Millie Glinsky, who, along with Marcy Wilson, is coordinating the event’s menu.

“And we always include a surprise snack, like the kosher hot dogs or deli delish, featured in past years.”

Game time is 7 p.m. when Gerry Pfeffer, the evening’s host, begins his mind-bending, always stimulating and often amusing eight rounds of questions. Visual, audio and theme rounds challenge teams of eight to 10 players.

“Come with a team or come alone and be placed on a team,” Pfeffer said. “Either way, you’ll feel at home in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.”

Mike Kingan, event chairman, encourages early registration, as “the popularity of this event has grown over the years.”

Tickets are $40 and may be purchased from synagogue members or by calling Cari Meil at (724) 422-2065 or Shari Baumler at (724) 388-2979.


BINGO: The Elderton Volunteer Fire Department sponsors bingo every Thursday. Early bird starts at 6:45 p.m. with the regular game at 7 p.m.


CHILD CHECK: Lifesteps will hold a Child Check from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at 1455 Church St. in Indiana.

This is a free screening service for all children from birth to 5 years of age.

A Child Check visit takes about 30 minutes to complete, with the results discussed immediately with the parents. The screening examines a child’s development in the areas of playing, talking, seeing, hearing, moving and thinking. Parents are urged to have their children screened so that any developmental problems can be caught at the earliest stage.

Appointments are recommended. Lifesteps’ Child Check screening service is locally funded in part by the Indiana County Endowment of The Pittsburgh Foundation and United Way of Indiana County. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (724) 283-1010, ext. 318, or (800) 225-2010.


STORY HOUR: The Burrell Township Library will present a story hour from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays. Join Ms. Roxie for stories, songs and activities for preschoolers. Caregivers must stay with their child and are encouraged to participate in songs and activities. Upcoming dates are Jan. 14, 21 and 28.


DONATIONS: Cleaning out a closet? Downsizing for the new year?

Consider donating your good, usable items to the Indiana Social Center’s thrift shop, located at 1001 Oak St., Indiana.

The shop is open Monday through Friday, except holidays, from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Should you have items and wish to donate, call (724) 465-2697 to make arrangements.


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