The St. Vincent College education department will welcome Dr. Stephanie M. Romero, founder of Awaken Pittsburgh, for a lecture titled “Mindfulness in the Classroom” on Wednesday, March 11, in the Robert S. Carey Performing Arts Center on St, Vincent’s Unity Township campus.
Kellee Van Aken, Ph.D., associate professor of theatre and chair of the theatre and dance department at Seton Hill University, has been appointed dean of the School of Visual and Performing Arts, Seton Hill President Mary C. Finger, Ed.D., has announced.
Talk to a scientist who mummified a real human, make your own miniature mummy to take home, explore the history and science of mummification, and more at Carnegie Science Center’s Mummy Mania Weekend, slated for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 22–23.
Gardening season is just around the corner, and Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has partnered with Grow Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to help gardeners get started on the right foot at the eighth annual Seed and Plant Swap.
The Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery at St. Vincent College continues its History Dinner Theater series at 6 p.m. Friday, March 6, when it will present “African-American Soldiers and the American Revolution” in the Fred M. Rogers Center on the Unity Township campus.
There will be a Rosary Rally service at noon Saturday, Feb. 22, at Holy Family Church, Latrobe. The organizers said, “This rally is in honor of St. Francisco (left) and St. Jacinta, two of the children of Fatima, and for the conversion of sinners. We celebrate the feast day of Francisco and Jacinta on Feb. 20. They are great models for us. Our Lady asked them to pray and offer their sufferings to help poor souls avoid the punishment of hell. These children had a serious understanding of the necessity and the benefits of suffering, and they gladly offered their trials and struggles for sinners. Please join us in prayer.” For more information, contact Kay Barger @ 724-539-3302.
The Friday Evening Music Club of the Greensburg area announced its February recital will be held Friday, Feb. 28, at the First United Methodist Church of Greensburg, 15 E. Second St.
Pitt-Greensburg’s Written/Spoken Series welcomes acclaimed fiction authors Sarah Elaine Smith and Dave Newman 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in Powers Hall 100. The readings are free and open to the public.
Greensburg Civic Theatre will present Neil Simon’s “chestnut comedy” “The Sunshine Boys” Feb. 20-22 in a story that reunites top-billed vaudevillians after 43 years.
Wearable artist Kathryn Hayes of New Florence has been accepted in the 2020 Wearable Art Competition at the 31st annual Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival. Produced by Mancuso Show Management, the festival will take place Feb. 27 – March 1 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia.
From Feb. 7-9, St. Vincent College Campus Ministry held the 2020 IGNITE Retreat at Antiochian Village in Fairfield Township. The 75 students who participated were granted the opportunity to organize the retreat and also actively participated by delivering most of the talks and reflections. Alongside the students, talks were also delivered by the Rev. Killian Loch, OSB, director of Campus Ministry; the Rev. Canice McMullen, OSB, assistant director of Campus Ministry; Brother Barnabas O’Reilly, OSB, and Brother Cassian Edwards, OSB., assistants to the director of Campus Ministry; Dr. Daniele Acara, professor of mathematics, and Lenore Popp, SPO Missionary. A photo gallery from the retreat, courtesy of St. Vincent College senior Jimmy Rosa, is available online at https://bit.ly/2uChNqp.
The Seton Hill University Theatre and Dance Program will present “The Rivals,” written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan and directed andadapted by Steven Wilson, Feb. 21 to 29 in the William Granger Ryan Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Ave., Greensburg.