EVENTS
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Members of our partner parishes and their family members and friends are invited to bring a lawn chair and participate in this event on the grassy area next to Saint James activities center (in case of inclement weather the event will be held inside). Pizza, beer and water will be provided. There is no cost, but reservations are necessary by Monday, July 26.

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All members of our partner parishes and their family and friends are invited to a parish bike ride on Roaring Run Trail in Kiski Twp. on Sunday, August 8. We will meet in the parking lot next to the boat launch at 2 p.m. Hotdogs, chips and beverages will be provided at the pavilion afterward. In case of inclement weather the ride will be on August 15. There is no cost for the venture. In order for us to prepare adequately, participants must RSVP with the parish office @ 724-478-4958 by Monday, August 2.

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Members of Our Lady, Queen of Peace and Saint James Parishes, as well as their family members and friends, are invited to a kayaking trip on the Kiskiminetas River on Sunday, August 29 [weather and water conditions pending… our make-up date is September 5]. Please meet at Saltsburg Kayak & Canoe Outfitters, 111 Market Street, Saltsburg at 2:30 p.m. for processing. We will launch at 3 p.m. for a 4.5-mile, 2½-hour kayak trip from Saltsburg to Avonmore. The cost is $33 per person which includes kayak rental, equipment and the shuttle. The cost of a tandem is $55. Those who have their own kayaks are welcome to shuttle with the group for a $12 fee [includes parking and a shuttle for the kayaker and their kayak]. Afterwards, those who are interested are invited to gather at Stars Restaurant & Bar in North Apollo for food and drink [on your own]. To sign-up, please submit your name, phone number and $33 fee to the parish office by Friday, August 20.

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Toddlers through 5th grade children [as well as their family members and friends] in our partner parishes are invited to this event on the lawn to the left of Saint James Church on Sunday, August 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. Adults who will be accompanying the children may want to bring a lawn chair. The kids will have an opportunity to pet and feed various farm animals, including a horse, calf, pig, and more! Games and refreshments will also be provided. Because of the pandemic there is no cost, but reservations are necessary by contacting the parish office by Monday, July 26. In case of inclement weather the snacks and games will be in the activities center.

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Everyone is invited to join Our Lady, Queen of Peace Parish for this celebration on the parish lawn in front of the grotto. Those who attend are to bring a folding chair or a blanket to sit on. Since there is limited shade in this area, you may also want to bring a hat, sun umbrella and/or sunscreen. Ice cream sandwiches will be provided afterward.  In case of inclement weather Mass will be celebrated in the church.

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A rummage sale will be held in the basement of Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church, 420 McKinley Avenue, East Vandergrift on Saturday, August 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Sunday, August 8, from 12 to 1 p.m.  There are lots of new items!  Everyone is invited.

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All young adults of Our Lady, Queen of Peace and Saint James Parishes, as well as their family members and friends, are invited to this new parish program at Allusion Brewing Co. on 134 Grant Avenue in Vandergrift on Thursday, August 19, from 7 to 8 p.m. The topic, Finding Out God’s Plan for You, will be delivered by Derek Enciso. The format is a 20 minute presentation, 20 minute socializing, and 20 minute question/answer. All participants are responsible for their own beverages.