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Five Things You Need to Know This Week

Patch gives you a rundown of what's going on around town this week.

1. Seneca Valley School Board Meeting

What’s going on in your child’s school? Find out in person when Seneca Valley school officials meet at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 at the Intermediate High School in Jackson Township.

2. Cranberry Board of Supervisors Meeting

Find out in person what’s going on in township government. Cranberry’s board of supervisors will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 inside council chambers at the Cranberry Township Municipal Center.

3. Year of the Snake—Chinese New Year Celebration

at the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry.

The family-friendly celebration will include Chinese story time, a traditional Chinese dance performance, Chinese arts and crafts, a lesson in Chinese language, giveaways and samples of Chinese cuisine. Sponsors of this event include the Cranberry Township Sister Cities Association, Regional Learning Alliance, Slippery Rock University and HeartPrints Center for Early Education.

4. Seneca Valley Foundation: Sweetness and Light Gala

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Seneca Valley Foundation will host a , at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh.

The gala will include numerous baskets to raffle and items to auction plus performances by the Seneca Valley Strings Quartet. Small plate appetizers will be served and cocktails will be made available.

The evening culminates at 8 p.m. with a performance of “My Fair Lady” by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Broadway stars Rebecca Luker and Doug LaBrecque join the orchestra for "I Could Have Danced All Night" from My Fair Lady.

All proceeds from the gala will go to the Seneca Valley Foundation, a private, tax-exempt nonprofit corporation. The foundation seeks donations and patrons to help develop capital projects, classroom programs and student scholarships for Seneca Valley.

5. "The Harmony Line Runs Again"

From 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Cranberry Municipal Center, The Cranberry Township Historical Society will host John Makar and his popular presentation about the Harmony Line, an electric trolley that starting running from New Castle to Pittsburgh in 1908. The line had six stops in the Cranberry. Audience participation is encouraged.

What are your must attend events of the week? Tell us in the comment section below.

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MJ McCurdy February 04, 2013 at 02:33 PM
Great list of events, especially #3-- love Chinese New Year! :-) For those of you looking for something fun to do on Friday night, come to the first 2013 House Concert at Bottlebrush: A Gallery for the Arts in Harmony. The Honeycutters, will be playing with Mike Strasser (Pittsburgh) opening. The Honeycutters' sound has drawn comparisons to such artists as Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris or Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. www.honeycutters.com Only $10 at the door, snacks provided. BYOB. RSVP required due to small venue. Visit www.bottlebrusharts.com for more info.
Jennifer Albertini February 04, 2013 at 03:02 PM
The Seneca Valley Foundation event is a result of many hands & many hours and it is sure to be an amazing night! Looking forward to a packed room!

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