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In short: Events in the North Allegheny area, week of April 1, 2024

Bradford Woods road cleanup

Bradford Woods road cleanup

The spring road cleanup in Bradford Woods will take place at various times until April 14. The cleanup is organized by the Bradford Woods Conservancy, a fund of the Allegheny Land Trust.

Cleanup covers all roads in the borough and some in Marshall, including parts of Mingo, Neely School, Bradford, Lake, Stonegate, and State Gamelands roads, as indicated in an online event description on the Borough of Bradford Woods website.

The conservancy will provide bags, gloves, and vests. Organizers are also looking for volunteers to clean up roads outside the scheduled times. To be added to the list, contact organizer Art Kasson at [email protected].

Women’s club tea, book signing

Join an English Tea with an author presentation and book signing at 1 p.m. on April 13 at Bradford Woods Community Church, 4836 Wexford Run Road.

The event, sponsored by the Bradford Woods Women’s Club, will showcase author Hilary Hauck and her book “From Ashes to Song,” which tells the story of a talented young clarinet player who moves from Italy to America and faces numerous hardships, but finds strength in love and his passion for music.

Tickets are priced at $40 and can be bought at Station No. 5, 185 Bradford Road, using cash or a check made out to Bradford Woods Women’s Club.

Reservations can be made for tables of four or eight. Guests can also purchase the book and tickets for a basket raffle.

Church hosts spaghetti dinner, speakers

Ascension Lutheran Church, 8225 Peebles Road, McCandless, will hold two special events this month.

A free drive-thru spaghetti dinner, open to everyone, is set for 4 to 7 p.m. on April 15. The meal includes pasta and meatballs, tossed salad, rolls and butter, and a dessert.

The church’s speaker series continues from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 22 with the topic “Children and Technology.” Kent Rogers of Christian Counseling Associates will discuss the psychological aspects, and the Rev. Adam Thompson, pastor of Ascension, will cover the theological aspects.

The event will take place in the fellowship hall, with entry at the back of the church, and is open to the public. For more information, call 412-364-4463.

Belairs perform at Sealarks meeting

Sealarks Women’s Group will meet at 1 p.m. on April 10 at Memorial Park Church, 8800 Peebles Road, McCandless. The program will feature the Pittsburgh Belairs singing group.

Sealarks offers Christian fellowship and social activities for single women. All single women are welcome to attend and consider joining the group.

For more information, contact Edie at 412-487-7194.

Apply for Democratic Committee scholarship

The McCandless Democratic Committee is seeking candidates for its yearly $1,000 scholarships, to be given out at the committee’s June meeting.

An applicant must be a senior at North Allegheny High School and a registered Democrat, or if under age 18, the child of a registered Democrat. The applicant must be set to graduate in 2024 and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Financial disclosures and SAT scores are not needed. Candidates must complete and submit all sections of the application by April 22. Finalists will receive an email notification of the interview location and date.

For more details, go to

Understanding Climate Change program

A program about Understanding Climate Change is set for 6 to 7 p.m. April 18 at the Heritage and Cultural Center, 830 Aufman Lane, McCandless.

The event will focus on understanding the current state of the changing climate for a general audience.

Recommended donation is $10. Sign up at [email protected]. For more details, go to

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