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A phrase we, and similar publications, often use in our writing is “at press time” or “at the time this was written.” The reason for that is because the magazine production process is a long one—we’re usually writing stories two months before publication, designing them a month and a half out, and the files go to our printers at Knepper Press almost a month before they arrive in your home.

So as you can imagine, writing an events listing two months ahead has its challenges during a pandemic. At the time this was written, COVID-19 cases were on the rise again and restrictions were changing daily, and we were wondering, “How many activitiy and event listings will still be valid by September?” For this reason, our September listing will focus on the local events that we find most likely to go on as planned—virtual ones!

Wednesday, October 21, time TBD
Everyone’s heard about the Roaring ’20s, but do you know if the ’20s roared in Mt. Lebanon? Join the Historical Society of Mount Lebanon for its annual gala on Wednesday, October 21, to find out. Speakers, including sports author Jim O’Brien and Pittsburgh History and Landmarks educator Louise Sturgess will make virtual presentations on the decade, and a virtual auction will feature popular items from previous years.

Thursday, September 17, 2 p.m.
You can participate in this slow-paced and meditative form of yoga from the comfort of your home, through Mt. Lebanon Public Library, on Thursday, September 17, at 2 p.m. Monette Shuttleworth from the Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh will lead the session.

The physical Artists’ Market has been cancelled, but the virtual Artists’ Market has been underway for months! Visit their Facebook page to buy art from some of your favorite local artists today, and get the scoop on other virtual components of the market (which were still undecided as of press time).

Thursday, September 10, 7:30 p.m.
Outreach Teen & Family Services’ annual gala has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m., Thursday, September 10. Just like the original event, Ken Rice will emcee, and guests can bid on one-of-a-kind art pieces, sports memorabilia and experiences—all from the comfort of their homes.

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