5 Things to Know This Week: Gala Concert, Sweet Jazz and Catholic Schools Week

Patch gives you a rundown of what's going on around the community.

1. Catholic Schools Week 

St. James School will celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2013 beginning Monday, Jan. 28 and concluding with a Mass on Sunday, Feb. 3. This year marks the 100th anniversary for St. James School, and many special activities are planned for the week, which promotes the faith-based education private Catholic schools provide to students. All are invited to the Catholic Schools Week Mass at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, followed by the annual Donut Social in honor of St. James School's 100th anniversary this year.

2. QVMS Gala Concert

On Monday, Jan. 28 more than 200 Quaker Valley Middle School students in sixth through eighth grades will formally debut the school's new 500-seat auditorium.  The Grand Opening Gala concert begins at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. Celebrating the performing arts program, performances will highlight instrumental selections from the school’s orchestra and band and selections from the recent middle school musical . The event is free and open to the community.

3. Free Spinal Screening

Cory Wonderly, D.C. from Sewickley Chiropractic Center, will be providing free spinal screenings from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 at the Sewickley Valley YMCA. A spinal screening helps individuals understand the connection and between their posture and back pain.

4. Free Zinio Demo

The Sewickley Public Library is offering a brief tutorial from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28 to help adults learn how to can access the library's Zinio magazine collection. Zinio allows you to download and read more than 300 titles on your computer or tablet. Register here

5. Sweet Jazz

Sweetwater's popular "Sweet Jazz" series returns starting Friday, Feb. 1 withChico's Quintet +1. Described as a fresh, young, explosion of reinvented jazz, the performance begins at 7 p.m. Enjoy jazz every Friday in February at Sweetwater Center for the Arts along with complimentary hors d'oeuvres provided by the James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy and wine. Purchase tickets in advance by calling the Sweetwater office at 412-741-4405 or by visiting the Sweetwater office at 200 Broad St.  

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