Five Things You Need to Know This Week
Patch gives you a rundown of what's going on around the community.
Bring Bourbon Street to Locust Place. According to Explore Sewickley, Sidelines Beer House is planning a Fat Tuesday celebration on Feb. 12 that includes New Orleans-style food and Abita brewskies on special.
Tickets are on sale for the inaugural Sewickley Chocolate Walk, which runs from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Included on the walk are 15 participating businesses. Tickets are available for $5 at ShowClix.com. Walkers registering at Wolcott Park will receive a map detailing the stops. Participants can turn in their signed maps at the end to be entered into a randomly drawn raffle
3. Paczki Day
Paczki Day kicks off from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Good Samaritan Parish at Eighth and Melrose Avenue in Ambridge. The plain sugared home made donuts can be ordered in advance by calling 724-266-6010 for the one-day sale. Walk-ins are allowed too, but in previous years, the treats have sold out before 2 p.m., so the parish highly recommends ordering in advance. Donation is $4.50 for half dozen or $8 for a dozen.
The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on Feb. 13. Special services of sacrament and ashes are planned around the Sewickley Valley. Click here for a list of services. Local churches, volunteer fire departments and businesses are also planning Friday fish fry specials.
The Presbyterian Church of Sewickley will kick off its yearlong 175th year anniversary celebration on Sunday, Feb. 17. An 11 a.m. service will recognize 50-year or longer members. A special reception hosted by the History Committee will follow.