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Down in Front!

Mt. Lebanon Police Department Classic Car show, 2018 /Photo: Ken Lager

Editors’ pick: Classy cars

Sunday, July 11
Classic cars will line the 600-700 block of Washington Road, as the Mt. Lebanon Police Department presents its 25th annual classic car show. The free, rain-or-shine event starts at 9 a.m. and includes food, vendors and live music by The Good Guys Duo. Stop by for all the fun and help the Mt. Lebanon Police Association, Dormont-Mt. Lebanon-Castle Shannon Rotary, Mt. Lebanon Recreation Department and Pontiac Oakland Club of Western PA support police youth programs. www.mtlebanonpd.org [1]

Independence Day

Sunday, July 4

Fireworks displays are making a comeback this year! No need for your own show. We’ve got you covered. The Mt. Lebanon Recreation Department is bringing back the July 4 concert in the park, too! The Delaneys will take the stage at 7:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Rain date is July 5. Although daytime activities such as the climbing wall, petting zoo, games and more are still on hold, odds are pretty good that we will be back to a full-on community day next time the Fourth rolls around.

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Birdwatching on a boat

July 25 and August 29
See birds in a new way! Join the National Aviary and L.L. Bean at North Park Lake for a birding adventure by kayak. This adventure includes on-land kayaking instruction and a guided tour on the water to scan for birds. Cost is $75 per person. Registration is required.  Aviary.org  [2]

 

Junior Women’s Club

Thursday, September 2
Ladies: Are you looking for a way to get involved in your community? Join the Mt. Lebanon Junior Women’s Club, a social, civic and philanthropic organization, for its new member event at 7 p.m. You will have the chance to mingle with current members. For more information, contact membership@mljwc.com [3].

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Concerts in the Park

Allegheny County’s Summer Concert Series is making a big return for 2021! A special Saturday night performance is set for July 3 at 8:15 p.m. featuring the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. All other shows begin at 7:30 p.m., Friday nights at South Park and Sunday nights at Hartwood Acres. South Park shows include Albert Cummings, July 9; Lakeview, July 16; Aaron Lee Tasjan, July 23; Berlin, July 30; The Spinners, August 6; Low Cut Connie, August 13; Spyro Gyra, August 20; and Shayna Steele, August 27.

 

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Little Italy Days

Thursday, August 19 to Sunday, August 22
It’s touted as “The Region’s Largest Heritage Festival!” Bloomfield’s Little Italy Days [4] are set to return this year with all of the Italian music—we’re talking more than 30 acts, food and of course, bocce.

 

Lending Hearts

Thursday, September 16
Help bring hope and strength to those impacted by cancer. Join Lending Hearts from 1 to 4 p.m. for its 2021 Topgolf Outing [5], presented by UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.  The organization strives to provide emotional, social and physical support to those living with cancer, with a special focus on the needs of children and young adults. Reservations are required by September 2.

 

 

Save the Dates

1971 Reunion

Friday & Saturday, September 17 & 18
Get the class back together! The Mt. Lebanon High School Class of 1971 is celebrating its 50th reunion with a weekend of festivities. Total cost is $115.
Email questions to mtlebanon71@gmail.com [6]. More info at www.mtlebanon71.com [7]

 

Sensory friendly

Saturday, August 28

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History [8] is offering a sensory friendly experience from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Tours and quiet zones will be available for all guests.

 

Michaelmas Festival

July 29-31
Ethnic food, bingo, kids’ activities, nightly entertainment and more! Stop by the St. Michael the Archangel Parish festival from 6-9 p.m. July 29-30 and 5-9 p.m. July 31 for all the fun in the Our Lady of Grace church parking lot.