Fourth of July Happenings
Kids baking class
In celebration of the Fourth of July, The Pie Place in Upper St. Clair will offer a kids baking class at 10 a.m. July 3. At 10 a.m., children ages 4 and up will create a dozen stars and striped-themed hand-stamped sugar cookies with the help of instructor Jessica Gombar of The Pie Place. Cost is $25 and preregistration is required by calling 412-835-4410. The Pie Place is located on Route 19 in Norman Center II, just north of South Hills Village Mall.
Mt. Lebanon will hold fireworks at 9:30 p.m. July 4 at Mt. Lebanon Park.
Upper St. Clair
On the Fourth of July, Upper St. Clair's Community & Recreation Center will be open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pool hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fourth of July fireworks will begin at 9:40 p.m. (rain or shine) next to the Port Authority Parking Garage across from Macy's in South Hills Village.
Canonsburg July 4th Celebration
Activities for Canonsburg's 52nd Annual July 4th Celebration will include:
• “30th Annual Whiskey Rebellion” 5K Race & Walkers, 7:45 a.m. on Pike Street. For more information, visit www.eteamz.com/whiskeyrebellion.
• Ringing of the Church Bells, 9 a.m. to signal the opening of the festivities.
• Remarks at Reviewing Stand, 9:05 a.m. by Canonsburg Mayor David Rhome and Fourth of July Committee Chairman Bill Brooks.
• “Celebrating the American Dream” Parade, 10 a.m. with MC Bobby Shawn and Grand Marshals Olympian Bill Schmidt, artist James Sulkowski, scientist Dr. Pat McCormick and bodybuilder Dean Tornabene.
• Free afternoon activities at Town Park after the parade include: balloon animals, face painting, spin art, sand art, rock climbing, inflatables, Ultimate Gaming Trailer, strolling magician, family swim party with disc jockey, games and prizes.
• SNPJ Button Box, 1:30 p.m.
• The Tom Terling Band, 3 p.m.
• Free evening activities begin at 7:30 p.m. and include: The Ultimate Gaming Trailer from 7:30-9:30 p.m., free rock climbing, the Uniontown VFW 8543 Band from 7:45-9:15 p.m., skydivers (weather permitting) at 8:45 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. (fireworks rain date is July 5 at 9:30 p.m.).
Note: Chairs may be put out no earlier than midnight July 2.
4th of July Festival
The Meadows Casino will host The Greater Washington County 4th of July Festival July 4-6, featuring live entertainment, fireworks, food vendors, a kids' zone and more in a free, family friendly atmosphere.
• Friday, noon-dusk – live music throughout the day featuring Gashouse Annie and Michael Christopher Band; street performers, food and vendor booths and a kids zone; beer garden; and fireworks at dark.
• Saturday, noon-dusk – Live music throughout the day featuring Todd Jones Band and Backwoods Playboys, Oak Ridge Boys at 8 p.m.; emergency service education featuring Life Flight, local fire trucks, ambulance, K-9 unit and more; charity corn hole tournament at noon; Ring Girl Competition (for July 26 boxing event) 3-4 p.m.; beer garden; fireworks at dark; street performers, food and vendor booths and kids zone.
• Sunday, noon-6 p.m. – live music throughout the day featuring LocaL and Abilene; street performers, food and vendor booths and kids zone; emergency service education with Life Flight, fire truck, ambulance, K-9 unit and more; and hot dog eating contest at 2:30 p.m.
The Greater Washington County Food Bank will be accepting donations each day. Guests will receive $1 of Slot FreePlay for every pound of food donated, up to 10 pounds.
For more information, visit www.meadowsgaming.com.