Jul 30, 2014

5 Things to Know This Week: Woodworking Exhibit, Burns Supper and an Open House

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5 Things to Know This Week: Woodworking Exhibit, Burns Supper and an Open House

1.  Woodworking Exhibit at Old Economy

Michael Falcone, a sophomore at Quaker Valley High School, likes to spend his free time in the cabinet shop at Old Economy Village in Ambridge, trying to re-envision the ways of the Harmonist carpenters, joiners, cabinet makers, and other woodworkers by researching their tools. Michael will put on "A Plane Old Exhibit" highlighting these woodworkers through an array of their planes. An opening reception is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at the Visitor Center, 270 16th St. All are invited to attend The exhibit will be on display through April. 

2.'Teen Talk'

Youth Connect, in partnership with Sewickley Academy and QV Voice, presents "Teen Talk," a panel discussion for parents and other caregivers. The discussion runs from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25 in the second-floor conference room at the Sewickley Public Library. Student discussion leaders will share with parents and caregivers some of the major issues facing teens today, and what parents can do to help.

3.  Burns Supper

Fern Hollow Nature Center is hosting its first Burns Supper, a celebration of the life and works of poet Robert Burns, author of many Scots poems. At 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, guests are encouraged to dress in Highland attire and bring their favorite beverage (BYOB). Appetizers will be served in the Sewickley Heights History Center and dinner at Fern Hollow.

The event includes a whiskey sampling, cheese sampling and Simon Merrills and award winning bagpiper Adam Valenti. Guests are encouraged to memorize or bring a copy of a Robert Burns poem or song to share. For more information or to make reservations, email at  info@fhnc.org or call 412-741-6136. Cost is $75 per person or $100 for non-members.

4.  Quaker Valley Middle School Open House

Experience the newly renovated middle school during an Open House Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The event includes student performances and demonstrations, and a student art exhibit. Refreshments will be served in the cafeteria and lunch will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the FRIENDS OF QUAKER VALLEY SCHOOLS Education Foundation.

5. Tri County Choir Auditions

Tri County Choir Institute will host auditions for the production of "Why Must He Die" from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 in the Gathering Space at St. James Church. Auditions are open to high school students up to adults for onstage cast or village singers singing in the pews. There will be 11 performances in 11 different churches of all denominations during Lent in the month of March. Performances are on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons and evenings. For more information, call 412-741-3463 or lindaswallace@comcast.net or  www.tricountychoirs.com.


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