Free dinner at Freedom In Christ church from 5 to 7 p.m. April 14. Menu is baked chicken, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, strawberry shortcake for dessert. Comes with coffee, water and unsweetened ice tea.
A chicken barbecue April 14 to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. Don’s Thumbs Up Gang will be selling chicken halves or dinners. Pick up sites are the Community Grove in Berlin or the old BP gas station on Grant Street in Meyersdale.
Grace United Methodist Church, 320 Felgar Road, Somerset, Italian Night dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. April 27. Takeout meals available. Profits will benefit the youth mission trip. 443-2906.
Somerset Area Troop 131 chicken barbecue 11 a.m. April 21 at Lowes parking lot in Somerset.
Community meal 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 21 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, corner of Broadway and Center streets, Meyersdale. Taco bar, fajitas, chili, taco salad, Mexican lasagna, Spanish rice, chips and salsa, desserts. Proceeds to project fund.
Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church (White Oak), all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner and bake sale from 4 to 7 p.m. April 21. Includes spaghetti, dinner rolls, salad, dessert and beverage. Takeouts available. Church is four miles from the Glade City Road along route 160 South, at the junction of the McKenzie Hollow Road at the twin churches.
Rockwood Mill Shoppes & Opera House
“Tribute to Billy Joel” featuring Lee Alverson 6 p.m. April 14. Amtrak’s National Train Day Festival in Rockwood 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 12. “Tribute to Neil Diamond” 6 p.m. June 23. Rockwood Mill Shoppes & Opera House, 450 W. Main St., Rockwood. 814-926-4546. www.rockwoodmillshoppes.com.
Open house from 1 to 4 p.m. followed by geocaching from 4 to 7 p.m. April 15. Tours of camp, games and crafts. Sequanota’s annual 5K Benefit Run/Walk 10 a.m. April 14. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. on the day of the race. The race is on moderately challenging cross country terrain on roads and wooded trails. Medals will be awarded to various age groups. Sequanota Camp and Conference Center is along Klines Mill Road, off Route 30, west of Jennerstown, 368 Sequanota Road, Boswell. For information or to register, call 814-629-6627 or www.sequanota.com. Rock-climbing tours of rock formations at camp and offsite in April and May. Beginners, intermediate and advanced climbers, ages 8 and up, can come to learn techniques for setting up climbs and safely exploring different climbing moves. Climbing guides are all Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified. www.sequanota.com or call 814-629-6627.
Election Day soup
Conemaugh Township Historical Society Somerset County election day soup sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24 at the Swank House, 106 Main St., Davidsville. A variety of homemade soups and pies will be served with hot dogs, other sandwiches and beverages. Eat in or take out. Soup sold by pints or quarts when available. Bring container if possible. 814-479-2067. Benefits nonprofit historical society. 814-479-2412 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coal Miners Café