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The third annual Brew Fest, presented by Mt. Lebanon Municipality and the Sunrise Rotary and sponsored by Howard Hanna Real Estate Mt. Lebanon, will take place Saturday, September 22, from 4 to 7 at Clearview Common. Planners say the event, which benefits the Mt. Lebanon Veterans Memorial, is expected to draw about 650 people and raise at least $20,000. Howard Hanna’s new headquarters at 701 Washington Road, adjacent to the common, should be open for business by then, says Manager Ruth Foltz, making their company a “good neighbor” for the event, which features a variety of craft beers, entertainment by Uptown Rhythm and Brass, a raffle and a 50/50 drawing.
Veterans Memorial Chair Rocky Bleier and Dan Gigler will greet guests. Rotarians will help with everything from ticket sales to pouring the beer. A donation of $25 in advance or $30 at the gate is suggested. Beginning next month, people will be able to click on MyLebo at www.mtlebanon.org and purchase tickets. Tickets also will be available at the customer service center in the municipal building, the Rec Center, Howard Hanna and from Sunrise Rotary members.
Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, is this year’s Mt. Lebanon Relay for Life. In its third year, the event has been a steady fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, bringing in more that $214,000 last year and more than $150,000 the year before. Participants are hoping to eclipse last year’s record. At press time, more than $50,000 had already been pledged. New this year is the chance to sign up to participate in a long-term study that will help researchers better identify the lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer. Information about the study is available at www.cancer.org/cps3. Relay for Life will take place at the Mt. Lebanon High School track and football field, beginning at noon on June 9. For the following 24 hours, Relay team members will circle the track, walking and running laps. This year’s theme is TV and movie entertainment. To join a team, or start a team, visit tinyurl.com/d2fqqb9.