Norwin area: Churches will host Oktoberfest, Vet Parade Entry, Women’s Business Group meeting, etc.

Irwin Church will host Oktoberfest

An Oktoberfest with kielbasa, pork, hot dogs, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, applesauce and dessert will be held from 4-7 p.m. on October 20 at the First United Church of Christ, 400 Main St., Irwin,

Those interested in attending should purchase tickets prior to the event by calling 724-863-0430.

The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under.

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Churches will hold a cash party October 20

An Oktoberfest-themed party featuring 12 chances to win cash prizes ranging from $200 to $1,000 and small games of chance will be available October 20 at Mack Hall at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Church in North Huntingdon.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and food will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Attendees may bring their own bottle, but all attendees must be 21 years or older.

The $30 ticket covers the cost of food, beer, and soda. Twelve cash prizes totaling $4,250 will be awarded. Winners do not need to be present.

Tickets are sold after masses at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin, both of which sponsor the event, as well as at church offices. A maximum of 250 tickets will be sold.

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Planned Pet Blessing in North Huntingdon

New Hope Presbyterian Church, 12727 Lincoln Way, North Huntingdon, will perform its annual Pet Blessing from 1-3 p.m. on October 9.

All animals are welcome.

Drew’s crew will be at church with adoptable pets.

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Vets wanted for Pittsburgh Veterans Day Parade

The White Oaks Veterans Center at 2001 Lincoln Way is looking for veterans to participate in the Pittsburgh Veterans Day Parade at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11.

Interested persons should register by October 14 by email at [email protected] or by phone at 412-678-7704.

The Veterans Center will provide participants with a t-shirt. Veterans do not need to be registered with the White Oak Center to participate.

The staging area for the parade will be in the city’s Strip district. Veterans must have transportation to and from the event.

If an organization wants to walk, organizers can contact

Church accepting ethnic food orders sale

St. Agnes Church, 11400 St Agnes Lane, North Huntingdon, will sell ethnic food – cabbage, haluski, pierogi, kielbassa and kraut – on October 29.

All orders are presale only, with pickup from noon to 4 p.m. on October 29 in the Church’s Resurrection Hall. Prices range from $5.50 to $34, depending on food and quantity.

Food will be fully cooked, but will be refrigerated when sold.

Order forms are due by October 19 at the parish office or in a collection basket. No late orders will be accepted.

Forms can be found in the narthex, parish office and church website at and click on the Fall 2022 Bulk Ethnic Food Sale link.

Payment must accompany purchase orders. Checks should be made payable to St. Agnes Church.

A women’s business group will meet virtually

The Virtual Chapter of the Women’s Business Network, a business association with more than 20 chapters throughout southwestern Pennsylvania, meets via Zoom at 7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.

A next meeting will take place on October 19. For more information, contact the representative of the section Jennifer Pasquale at 412-908-1663.

Members can enjoy networking with other businesswomen, learn about continuing professional education and leadership opportunities. All professional women are invited.

AARP Seeks Volunteers for Tax Assistance Program

The AARP Foundation is seeking volunteers to form its Tax Assistance Program, the nation’s largest volunteer-based tax preparation service.

The group is looking for volunteers to help support tax preparation activities in Murrysville, Delmont, Penn Township, Trafford and North Huntingdon. Vacancies include tax preparer, client facilitator and appointment scheduler.

For more information, call 412-394-8959 or visit

Meeting of the Association of Academics

The Association of University People’s Club for single graduates aged 50 and over invites potential new members to join them for monthly dinners, get-togethers and more.

The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on October 26 at Atria, 4869 William Penn Highway in Murrysville.

The association will also host a Thanksgiving dinner with a multi-piece buffet at Lamplighter, 6566 William Penn Highway in Salem.

RSVP for either event before October 25 by calling 412-491-7538.

Joe Napsha is a staff writer for Tribune-Review. You can contact Joe by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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