Monroeville area: Concerts, golf outing, food pantry fundraiser, more

Miss Independence

Diana Novak was named Miss Independence 2024 and Ava Cook the runner-up at the annual Miss Independence awards lunch­eon on June 15. Miss Independence and her court rode on the Independence Day float in Monroeville’s July 4 parade. This is the contest’s 60th year.

Online giving event
for food pantry

The Garden City Food Pantry will host a “One Day of Giving” online event from 8 a.m. to midnight Aug. 6. Participants can go to and search “Garden City Food Pantry.”

All donations of $25 and up will help bring in additional incentive-based funding from the Pittsburgh Foundation.

Concerts at Tall Trees

Monroeville Recreation and Parks and UPMC East will host a series of summer concerts at the Tall Trees Amphitheater. Performances will be at 6:30 p.m. except where noted:

July 14: Ferdinand the Bull (folk/indie rock)

July 21: Jason Kendall (pop)

July 28: Silverjaw (’90s rock tribute)

Aug. 2-4, 9-10: “As You Like It” by Poor Yorick’s Players. Showtime is 7 p.m. all days except Aug. 10 (2 p.m.)

Aug. 11: Buffalo Rose (folk)

Aug. 18: East Winds Symphonic Band, 3 p.m.

Aug. 25: 8th Street Rox (classic rock and blues)

Concerts are free and open to the public. The amphitheater is at 2447 Tilbrook Road in Monroeville.

Parking lot sale

The Monroeville Church of the Brethren will host its fourth annual community sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 20 at the church, 481 Center Road. The rain date will be July 27.

Spaces are $10. A limited number of tables are available for $5. Baked goods and other refreshments will be on sale.

For more or to reserve a space, call 412-977-1779.

Peter Flaherty IV
Memorial Golf Outing

The second annual Peter Flaherty IV Memorial Golf Outing to benefit a scholarship in Flaherty’s name will be held July 28 in Penn Hills.

Flaherty, a 2018 Gateway High School graduate, died in 2021 from complications related to Type I diabetes. The memorial scholarships are given to one or more Gateway students each year. Last year five students received $7,500 in scholarships.

The outing will be at 8 a.m. at 3 Lakes Golf Course, 6700 Saltsburg Road, Penn Hills. Registration begins at 7 a.m. The cost is $100 per golfer. Hole sponsorships are also available. Lunch will follow at the Pitcairn Park Building at 1:30 p.m.

For more, call 412-584-6811 or email [email protected].

‘Jesus is My 911’ celebration

First Baptist Church in Monroeville will host a “Jesus is My 911” celebration on July 13.

The event is geared toward children in kindergarten through grade 6 and will include rescue vehicles, crafts, food, Bible stories and more.

It will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 3970 Monroeville Blvd. For more, call 412-373-7760.

History speaker series

Lifelong amateur historian Henry Bowden will present “The Battle of Bushy Run” at 7 p.m. July 15 at the Monroeville Public Library, 4000 Gateway Campus Blvd.

Born and raised in Turtle Creek, Bowden is a 1970 graduate of Turtle Creek High School. He is a reenactor, public speaker and member of many local historical societies. It is the second of a six-part series by Bowden. All talks will take place the third Monday every month through November in the library’s gallery.

Aug. 19: In Defense of Aaron Burr

Sept. 16: Information event on William Penn

Oct. 21: Bowden as a William Penn impersonator

Nov. 18: Presentation on Sam Adams

The all-ages events are open to the public. Advance registration is not required. For questions, contact Cory Little, the library’s head of adult programming, at 412-372-0500, ext. 122, or by emailing [email protected].

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Patrick Varine is a TribLive reporter covering Delmont, Export and Murrysville. He is a Western Pennsylvania native and joined the Trib in 2010 after working as a reporter and editor with the former Dover Post Co. in Delaware. He can be reached at [email protected].

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