There will be a Free Career Fair, on Wednesday, November 6th, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall (ACFL&MH), 300 Beechwood Ave. Many local employers along with training and resource providers will be on hand to discuss employment opportunities. You can register at firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-ins are welcome. (more below)
Please mark your calendars for Saturday, December 7th, that is when the Carol Covi Children’s Event Committee along with the Borough and Library will sponsor Santa and crafts at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall at 10 AM (see details below).
Two churches offer free Thanksgiving meals to the public. Please see the details below.
The Carnegie Boys and Girls Club is still accepting sign-ups for basketball and floor hockey. Need-based scholarships are available - contact the club at (412) 276-3151 for more information.
Tuesday, November 5th, 7 to 9 PM, Beer, Pop, and Hymns, sponsored by St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church at Bakn restaurant (335 E. Main St.) in downtown Carnegie. Join the people of Saint John and your neighbors for a fun evening of singing and raising a glass with the beverage of your choice. For more info see www.saintjohncarnegie.com.
Wednesday, November 6th, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Free Career Fair, sponsored by the JFCS Career Development Center and the United Way at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall (ACFL&MH), 300 Beechwood Ave. Many local employers along with training and resource providers will on hand to discuss employment opportunities. For a list of employers and resources available: https://www.jfcspgh.org/carnegiejobfair/. You can register at email@example.com. Walk-ins are welcome.
November, 7th and 8th at 8 PM, Mon Valley Medium, at Carnegie Stage 25 W. Main St; when the help of a medium is sought out to solve a murder, and the victim speaks from the dead, a community descends into chaos. A local Pittsburgh man struggles with guilt and must choose between revenge and redemption. A dark-comedic murder mystery set in a neighborhood nestled in the hills of the Mon Valley. For tickets go to: https://www.carnegiestage.com/.
Friday, November 8th, from 5 to 9 PM, Carnegie Crawl – the crawl now goes year round. This month’s theme is “Get Stuffed.” Try delicious stuffing at businesses in downtown Carnegie and vote for your favorite. If you try all six you can win a free workout at BRN Fitness or Endure Barre.
November 8th and 9th, 11 AM to 9 PM and 10th, from 10 AM to 4 PM, Modern Mercantile’s 8th Annual Holiday Open House, 233 E. Main St….enjoy discounts, refreshments, giveaways and Rufus.
Friday, November 8th, at 6:30pm, Open Mic at Higher Voice Studio at 144 E. Main St. Join the students of Higher Voice for an evening of music and fun. All are welcome so pick your song and join the fun.
Friday, November 8th, doors open at 6 PM, Bingo starts at 7 PM, Designer Purse Bingo, sponsored by the Carlynton Education Foundation, at SS Simon and Jude Hall, 1607 Greentree Road; pastry bar, BYOB, auction baskets, 50/50 and more. For more info go to: http://www.carlynton.org/purse-bingo.html.
Saturday, November 9th, at 12:30 PM, Veteran’s Day Flag Service, at the ACFL&MH flag pole (in front of Library). Join the members of American Legion post 82 and VFW post 331 in honoring our Veterans.
Saturday, November 9th, at 1 PM, 2nd Saturday Civil War Lecture, 1864 Middle Tennessee Campaign at the ACFL&MH with speaker Rich Condon, a public historian based out of Pittsburgh, who began his career as a battlefield guide in Franklin, TN. This is a free event.
November 14-16 and 21-23 at 8 PM, Nov. 17 and 24 at 2 PM, Hairspray, presented by Stage 62 at the ACFL&MH; this classic Tony Award-winning musical has irresistible songs, high-energy dances, and a beautiful message of acceptance. For tickets or more information go to: http://www.stage62.com/ or call (412) 429-6262.
Saturday, November 16th, 4 to 6 PM, Cup & Portion - Free Community Dinner, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (601 Washington Ave). Join the members of St. John for a free community dinner. Take-out is available; call the Church at (412) 279-2923 for information. All are welcome!
Saturday, November 16th, from 5:30 to 9 PM, Night at the Races, at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, 730 Washington Ave.; buffet begins at 5:30 and the first race is at 7 PM; call (412) 279-4652 for more info or to purchase tickets and horses.
Sunday, November 17th, from 7:30 AM to 1 PM, Pancake Breakfast at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus in St. Luke’s Hall. 330 Third Ave. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice, coffee or tea. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 10.
Sunday, November 17th, from 12:30 to 2:30 PM, St. John and St. Martin Closet, at Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 220 Mansfield Ave. (Gold Domes). Free clothing for men, women and children and some household items. Trade something old for something new, leave a donation or take what you need. Donations of clean, gently used or new clothing and household items accepted when closet door is open.
Wednesday, November 20th, 6:30 PM, Listen Locally Downstairs, the monthly Studio series ends the season with Ronni Weiss and Friends at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall. Tickets $10 at the door. For more info go to: http://carnegiecarnegie.org/.
Sunday, November 24th at 4:00 PM, Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service, The Carnegie Area Ministerium Association (CAMA) will be joining forces with Old St. Luke's Church in Scott Township (Old Washington Pike) for their annual Community Thanksgiving Service.
Monday, November 25th, at 7 PM, Carnegie’s Maid, at the ACFL&MH. Bestselling author Marie Benedict will speak on her 2018 novel, Carnegie's Maid. This work of historical fiction tells the story of a woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie's transformation from ruthless industrialist into the world's first true philanthropist. Tickets are $10, for more info go to: http://carnegiecarnegie.org/.
Thursday, November 28th, Free Thanksgiving Dinners - see below. Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 29th, Plaid Friday - Carnegie’s small business answer to Black Friday!
Saturday, November 30th, Small Business Saturday, keep your holiday shopping in Carnegie by supporting our local small businesses; many discounts and deals throughout the day. SHOP LOCAL because the MONEY WILL STAY LOCAL.
December 5th, 6th, and 7th at 7 PM, 8th at 2 PM, Our Town, Carlynton’s Fall Play at Carlynton High School. Tickets available at the door or www.carlynton.k12.pa.us/.
November, 29, 30, and December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14 at 8 PM and 1 and 8 at 3 PM, The Carols at Carnegie Stage 25 W. Main St; It's Christmastime in 1944. War is raging and, here at home, a group of neighbors gather at the VFW to make the most of what they have. This new original musical comedy, first staged in 2017, is back by popular demand and tells the story of an oddball friendship between a trio of singing sisters, an out-of-work Catskills comic, a limping piano player, and their grumpy Scrooge-like landlady. The Carols is a heartfelt, laugh-out-loud and hopeful musical that looks at making something right with all the wrong people. For tickets go to: https://www.carnegiestage.com/.
Monday, December 2nd, 6:30 to 7:30 PM, Library Tree Lighting, at the ACFL&MH, Join the Library in kicking off their holiday season. Create ornaments for our tree while munching on some delicious treats. Then watch while the Library lights their tree for the first time this season. For more information go to: http://carnegiecarnegie.org/.
Friday, December 6th, at 6 PM – Carnegie Borough Tree Lighting at the Carnegie Borough Building. For more information go to: http://www.carnegieborough.com/.
Saturday, December 7th, Doors Open 10 AM, “Carnegie Celebrates the Season” – Santa comes to the Library from 11 AM to 1 PM. Enjoy crafts, cookies, and other fun activities beginning at 10 AM. The very-talented Jeff Keenan will return to draw free caricatures of the children.
11 AM to 1 PM, Santa Comes to the Library, - come meet Santa and take a picture in front of the Library’s fireplace. No waiting in long lines for with our family-friendly, color-coded system. All Children receive a free gift bag from the big guy. For more information email me or go to: http://www.carnegieborough.com/ or http://carnegiecarnegie.org/. This is a free event.
Other notable community items:
We have two churches in the community that will provide free meals on Thanksgiving Day – November 28th, Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church on 200 Mansfield Ave. (golden domes) will have their annual Thanksgiving Day Open House. A prayer service will be held at noon, and a free Thanksgiving dinner (with all the fixings) will be served from 1-5 PM; please call 412-600-9585 or parish hall at 412-276-9718 to schedule deliveries.
Also Solid Rock Foundation Ministries will deliver a free Thanksgiving Day dinner to local residents from 11 AM to 1 PM. To schedule deliveries or for more information please call (412) 278-3411.