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Plant sale on June 2

The Garden Club of Monroeville will hold its annual plant sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 2.

It will be in Pavilion 1 at Monroeville Community Park West, 2399 Tilbrook Road. Annuals, vegetables, herbs, wreaths, silk flowers and fairy gardens will be available.

History speaker series

Lifelong amateur historian Henry Bowden will present “The History of Turtle Creek” at 7 p.m. June 17 at the Monroeville Public Library, 4000 Gateway Campus Blvd.

In 1769, widow Martha Miers and her family purchased 360 acres of land in the area, becoming the first European settlers within the Turtle Creek Valley. Born and raised in Turtle Creek, Bowden is a 1970 graduate of Turtle Creek High School. He is a reenactor, public speaker and member of many local historical societies. This is the initial presentation in a six-part series by Bowden. All talks will take place the third Monday every month, from June to November, in the library’s gallery.

• July 15: Battle of Bushy Run

• Aug. 19: In Defense of Aaron Burr

• Sept. 16: Information event on William Penn

• Oct. 21: Bowden as a William Penn impersonator

• Nov. 18: Presentation on Sam Adams

The all-ages events are open to the public. Pre-registration is not required. For questions, contact Cory Little, the library’s head of adult programming, at 412-372-0500, ext. 122 or by emailing

Children’s music church camp

Music Camp for Kids will be held 9 a.m. to noon July 8-12 at Hillcrest United Presbyterian Church, 1622 James St, Monroeville. Led by vocalist and choir director Lynn DeFalco, participants will learn songs. A performance for family and friends is planned for noon on July 12.

Camp will consist of the basics of playing a ukulele and how it can be used to accompany songs. Other activities include the elements of music, singing, games and activities, Bible lessons and snack time. Children ages 5-12 are invited to attend. There is no fee.

Participants may also choose to sing in the following Sunday’s service at Hillcrest and experience choir in a church setting. For more information contact Kaye Wentling at 412-608-2097.

To register, go to or call the church at 412 824-5600. If calling, provide your information for mailings and emails on registration.

Revolutionary War service

A Revolutionary War service will be held at 10 a.m. on June 30 at Hillcrest United Presbyterian Church, 1622 James St, Monroeville.

The commemoration is an effort to reenact a worship service with music and communion on the Western Pennsylvania frontier that was led by Presbyterian missionaries during the Revolutionary War.

Using biblical passages, the service will discuss themes that were tackled during the American Revolution and address issues of today’s society.

The service will be held outdoors and is open to the public. Participants are invited to bring a bagged lunch for a time of fellowship after the service.

For questions, call 412 824-5600.

Food pantry distribution

The Garden City Food Pantry will host a series of food distribution days beginning in June.

The food pantry is open from 9-11 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Food distribution days will take place June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12 as 500 Laurel Drive in Monroeville.

For more, email GardenCityFood or see GardenCity

Summer concert series

Monroeville Parks & Recreation officials have announced the 2024 summer concert lineup. Concerts are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Tall Trees Amphitheater, 2447 Tilbrook Road in Monroeville. Concerts include:

• May 31 and June 1, 2, 7 and 8: Poor Yorick’s Players present “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” 7 p.m. (2 p.m. on June 8)

• June 9: Totally ’80s

• June 16: The Fabulous Gemtones (Vegas-style show and dance)

• June 23: Franchise Band (R&B)

• June 30: NOMAD (rock/country)

• July 7: Bastard Bearded Irishmen (Irish rock/punk)

• July 14: Ferdinand the Bull (folk/indie rock)

• July 21: Jason Kendall (variety/top hits)

• July 28: TBA

• Aug 2-4, 9, 10: Poor Yorick’s Players present “As You Like It,” 7 p.m. (2 p.m. on Aug. 10)

For additional concerts, see

The Monroeville Convention Center will host the following events in the coming weeks:

• May 25-26: Mega Reptile Expo

• May 25-26: Steel City Cannabis Convention

• May 31-June 2: Spa Blowout

• June 8-9: Yinzer’s Trading Post Swap Meet

• June 21-23: Showmasters Gun Show

• June 22: Pro-Play Trading Card Game Tournament

• June 29-20: Pittsburgh Gem Show

For more, see

Sabers Cheer Camp

Registration is open for Sabers Cheer Camp at Divine Mercy Academy this summer. Any student — girl or boy — going into kindergarten through 8th grade this fall is welcome.

Cheer camp is an opportunity to see what cheerleading is about, learn teamwork skills or find a new way to stay active.

Camp is held June 24-27 from 6-8 pm at Divine Mercy Academy gymnasium. There will be a showcase for family and friends on June 27.

Registration fee is $30 per student. Cash payments or checks made out to DMAAA are accepted. Drop off payment at the school or mail to: Divine Mercy Academy, 245 Azalea Drive, Monroeville, PA 15146.

June 21 is the last day to register. Anyone who registers by June 1 will receive a free Sabers Cheer T-shirt.

To register, go to

For questions or additional information, email Tina Cuda at or Colleen Cocchi at cocchi

Patrick Varine is a TribLive reporter covering Delmont, Export and Murrysville. He is a Western Pennsylvania native and joined the Trib in 2010 after working as a reporter and editor with the former Dover Post Co. in Delaware. He can be reached at