5 things to do in Westmoreland County: February 25-27


Posing with a pet

As They Come Animal Rescue will be hosting a Kids ‘N Pets Photo Day and Pet Adoption Event from 5:30-9 p.m. Friday at Green Beacon Gallery, 235 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg.

All family members and pets are welcome in the photos. All animals must be kept on a leash when not posing.

For those without pets, the West Newton-based organization will bring cats, rabbits and a dog to include in the photos. Each animal will be adoptable.

Session fee is $20, or $10 for each session including rescue pets. Prints will cost $10 per sheet; digital photos are free.

Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended to guarantee a spot and reduce waiting time. To reserve, message the Green Beacon Facebook page, email [email protected], or call or text 724-237-2737.

Afternoon party

Pittsburgh fiber artist Tina Williams Brewer will be on hand to talk with guests about her work during Art After Hours, scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg .

A retrospective of his career, “Culture: the journey of the work”, is presented until April 24 at the Robertshaw Gallery of the museum.

The after-hours event will also include an art scavenger hunt, musical entertainment, light refreshments and libations. All participants must present proof of vaccination or a negative covid-19 test.

Fee with reservation is $12 or $10 for museum members and includes a drink. The door charge is $15 for everyone. To reserve, call 888-718-4253 or visit thewestmoreland.org.

Shirley McMarlin | Tribune-Review

“Cultivation: Journey of the Work,” featuring storytelling quilts by Pittsburgh artist Tina Williams Brewer, is on display through April 24 at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg.

Let’s go to the theater

Seton Hill University’s Theater and Dance Program will present the musical “Head Over Heels” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and March 3-5, and at 2 p.m. Sunday and March 5 at the Performing Arts University Center, 100 Harrison Ave., Greensburg.

With book by Jeff Whitty and music and lyrics by The Go-Go’s, the romantic comedy is a spin-off of Sir Philip Sidney’s “The Duchess of Pembroke’s Arcadia.” It is produced by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing.

Tickets are $15, $13 for non-Seton Hill students and $5 with a Seton Hill student card. Students with valid ID from any school can purchase emergency tickets for $5 five minutes before curtain time, subject to availability.

For tickets, call 724-552-2929 or visit setonhill.edu/tickets.

Home improvements

The seventh annual home show hosted by the Westmoreland Professional Builders Association is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Ferrante’s Lakeview, 6153 Route 30, Hempfield.

More than 40 booths will feature residential restoration and interior and exterior renovation companies, as well as real estate agencies, banks, pest control services, home appliances, and more. Some non-profit agencies will be present, including Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

Admission is $3, or free with a coupon available at Lowe’s checkouts or on WPBA’s social media pages. Participants can show a photo of the coupon on their mobile phone to enter for free.

For more information, call 724-686-3292 or visit westmorelandbuilders.com.


Jeff Himler | Tribune-Review

Left to right: Penn Township’s Kim and Scott Clark and their children, Emily and Scotty Jr., listen to Penn Township’s Bill Shuker as he portrays British officer Col. Henry Bouquet in a National Day celebration the 2020 charter at Bushy Run Battlefield.

Give a hand

An information session for potential volunteers will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bushy Run Battlefield, near Route 993 in Penn Township.

Volunteers may perform tasks such as assisting visitors, giving tours of the museum and battlefield, educating visitors through special programs and living history events, assisting with special events, and helping to maintain the monuments and the museum area.

Current volunteers will be on hand to answer questions. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, visit Bushy Run Battlefield on Facebook.

Shirley McMarlin is editor of Tribune-Review. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .


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