At a glance: Sewickley Wine Walk, Old Economy Village programs and more


Sewickley Wine Walk

The Sewickley Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 11th Annual Wine Walk is scheduled for November 3. Participants will be able to sample 30 premium wines as they roam the streets of the Sewickley business district. Early bird tickets are $ 35. Only 50 tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first served basis. Food purchases are not included in the ticket price. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Home school day programs

Old Economy Village in Ambridge will host home school day programs from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on October 20 and 22. The events will allow homeschool families to explore the village at a special educational rate of $ 5 per child and parent. or tutor. Students will have the chance to tour the buildings, try hands-on activities, see demonstrations, and learn about life in the 1830s. Registration is required.

For more information, contact museum educator David Miller at [email protected] or 724-266-4500 ext. 110.

St. Matthew AME Zion Open House

Over the past two years, the community has been an integral part of an ambitious renovation project at St. Matthew AME Zion Church. The church invites the community to stop by for an open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on October 31, to visit the progress. Light refreshments will be served. The church is located at 345 Thorn Street in Sewickley. For more information, call 412-741-4239.

Music Plus at St. James Church

The Music Plus concert series at St. James Church, after a one-year hiatus, will begin its 2021-22 season on October 24 with James Houlik on tenor saxophone, assisted by Vahan Sargsyan on piano. The 50-minute main concert, titled “Unexpected Beauty: The Tenor Saxophone, will begin at 3:00 p.m., preceded by a preconcert from 2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. presented by the Amato music studio. Masks are recommended.

Houlik was critically acclaimed around the world as the preeminent saxophonist and introduced audiences to the unexpected beauty of the tenor saxophone.

He has performed with many of the world’s great orchestras, has performed in the East Room of the White House, and “The London Daily Mail” hails him as “the great saxophone virtuoso in the world”. With his captivating repertoire and convincing artistry, Houlik offers exciting and reliable performances.

He is a Saxophone Artist Lecturer at Carnegie Mellon University.

Houlik will sell CDs after the concert.

The voluntary offering at this concert will benefit the Sewickley Food Pantry, and gifts of cash or dry / paper / canned goods and toiletries are welcome. A representative of the pantry will be present.

St. James Church is located at 200 Walnut Street in Sewickley. For more information, call 412-741-6650.

Turkey trot

Registration is open for Sewickley Valley YMCA’s annual Turkey Trot 5K Run / Walk on Thanksgiving Day, November 25.

A joint project of the Heritage Valley Health System Foundation and the Sewickley Valley YMCA, the proceeds of which go to the YMCA’s Faith in Action program. Register before November 1 to receive a Turkey Trot long sleeve jersey.

Train for the Turkey Trot by signing up for the Leetsdale Snowflake Classic, which takes place on November 6 at Henle Park.

To register for either race, visit

Clearance sale

Sewickley United Methodist Women will be holding a clearance sale for missions from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on November 5 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on November 6 at the lower level of Sewickley United Methodist Church, located at 337 Broad Street. Little used household items, seasonal clothes, boots, shoes, books and Christmas items will be available. Please enter through Gate 10 from Thorn Street Aisle. For more information, contact Kristine Swaney at 412-741-2092.

Beth Samuel Jewish Center

Upcoming programs at the Beth Samuel Jewish Center include:

• Torah Yoga and Meditation class on Zoom, October 16 at 8:45 am.

Email [email protected] for more information or for Zoom connection links if needed.

Greater Pittsburgh Commercial Connection

The Greater Pittsburgh Business Connection, a benchmark group of business professionals, will meet on October 20 at Eat N ‘Park on Route 60 in Robinson Township for breakfast from 7:15 to 8:30 am Speakers will be Barbara DeJohn of Colonial Life and Rich Coyner of Minuteman Press.

To attend, become a member, or for more information, visit or call 412-364-6446 ext. 302.

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