AUGUST
St. Alexis, Wexford
Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 2-5, 10090 Old Perry Highway. Attractions include indoor dinners, homemade outdoor food, daily entertainment, games of chance, high-quality rides, biergarten and much more.

Holy Redeemer, Ellwood City
Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 2-5, 6-10 p.m. (food available starting at 4 p.m.), 311 Crescent Ave. Attractions include bake booth, gift baskets and bingo. Dinners: Friday, ribs; Saturday, lamb: Food booth includes homemade pizza, pepperoni puffs, pizza greens, sandwiches (meatball, eggplant, fish, sausage) and much more. Live entertainment nightly. Cash giveaway, with $46,000 in prizes. For information, call 724-758-4411.

St. Valentine, Bethel Park
Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 2-5, 6-10 p.m. (dinners start at 5 p.m.), 2710 Ohio St. Attractions include games, bake sale, food booth, rides and much more. Food includes nightly dinners, hot pretzels, fried dough, french fries, pierogies, kielbasa, hot dogs and much more. Disc jockey nightly. On Saturday, there will be a Mass with polka music provided by Ray Jay and the Carousels, who will also perform at the festival on Saturday night.

St. Vitus, New Castle
Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 2-5, starting at 6 p.m., 910 S. Mercer St. Attractions include kiddieland rides, concessions by Thomas Family Amusement, games, face painting, Italian baked goods sale, Morra tournament, Baby Doll Dance, grand raffle on Saturday and fireworks. Food menu includes nightly Italian specials and homemade food, including cavatelli, pasta fagioli, sandwiches (meatball, Italian sausage and eggplant). Also, fried dough, pizza, pizza greens, chicken, lamb on the rods and festival favorite pepperoni puffs. Also, Casa de dolce (House of Italian Treats). Entertainment nightly, including baby doll dance on Thursday at 9 p.m. and fireworks by Protechnico on Saturday at 10:30 p.m.

St. Bernadette, Monroeville
Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 3-5, 6-11 p.m. (6-10 p.m. on Thursday), 245 Azalea Drive. Attractions include rides, large indoor flea market, bingo, games for all ages, Monte Carlo and other card games, bake sale and more. Food menu includes hamburgers, cheese burgers, hot dogs, walking tacos, marinated chicken skewers, hot and sweet sausage with peppers and onions, pulled pork sandwiches, saber spuds, funnel cakes and more. Entertainment: Thursday, to be announced; Friday, 7-11 p.m., Corned Beef and Curry; Saturday, 6-7 p.m. East End Kids, 7-10 p.m. Dallas Marks.

St. Mark, Liberty Borough
Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 3-5, 6-11 p.m. (5-11 p.m. on Saturday), parish’s Liberty Borough site, 3210 Liberty Way. Attractions include specialty craft and sport basket raffle, rides, money raffle, flea market, photo booth, bake sale, bingo, kid’s area, money wheel, wheel barrow of cheer raffle, games and more. Food menu includes stuffed cabbage, haluski, pierogies, “Big Mark” burger, french fries, kid’s meals, hot dogs, hot sausage, funnel cakes, fried Oreos and Twinkies and more. Disc jockey nightly from 6-11 p.m. Jack Tady and the Tady Bears will perform on Saturday from 6-9 p.m.

St. Mary of the Assumption, Herman
Sunday, Aug. 6, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (dinner from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.), old school grounds, 821 Herman Road (Butler). Attractions include basket raffle, bingo, large cash raffle, chuck-a-luck, games for teens and children, including slide, tractor rides, bake sale and refreshment stand. Dinner menu includes baked ham or char-grilled chicken, with home-grown green beens, cucumbers and cole slaw. Also, hot sausage, hot dogs, cotton candy, funnel cakes and home-grown vegetables. Live music from noon-4 p.m. Shuttle bus available from local fire hall to picnic grounds.

Holy Trinity, Robinson Township
Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 9-12, 6-11 p.m. nightly, 5718 Steubenville Pike. Attractions include rides, games for all ages, raffles, bingo, vendor area, casino, huge white elephant sale, inflatables and more. Huge selection of food and beverages. Ethnic food booths include  American, Italian, Greek and German. Entertainment: Wednesday, Gabby Barrett; Thursday, Double Time; Friday, to be announced; Saturday, Under the Fire.

St. Raphael, Morningside
Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 10-13, 1154 Chislett St. Begins Thursday with grand parade at 6 p.m. and continues nightly with games, amusements, flea market, Kid’s Zone, refreshment stand, live music, Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, bingo, big raffle with nightly drawing totaling $9,900 in prizes and more. Sunday will be St. Rocco Feast Day celebration, beginning with Mass in Italian at 4 p.m., followed by neighborhood procession with St. Rocco statue and brass band. Later that evening will be live Italian music and fireworks. For more information, call 412-661-3100.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Carnegie
“SEAS Summerfest ‘17,” Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 10-12, 5-10 p.m., 330 Third Ave. Attractions include nightly bingo, bake sale, live music, beer, basket raffle, instant bingo, 50/50 raffle, big money raffle with prizes totalling $10,000 and more. Also, money wheels, poker, games of chance and more. For kids, there is a bounce house and fun games. Homemade food featured in a variety of food booths, including Italian, German potato pancakes, Irish, Polish and American. Also carnival favorites such as funnel cakes, snow cones, ice cream, popcorn and cotton candy. For information, visit www.SEAScarnegie.org.

St. Ferdinand, Cranberry Township
Friday, Aug. 11, 6-11 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, 5-11 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 13, 4-9 p.m., parish grounds, 2535 Rochester Road. Note, dinners in Oldenski Hall, and white elephant flea market, open one hour earlier. Attractions include craft booths, giant white elephant flea market, bingo, “Spirit of St. Ferdinand,” train rides, games, Kiddieland, grand $12,000 raffle and much more. Concession booths offer a variety of festival foods, snacks and beverages inside air-conditioned Oldenski Hall, including pulled pork, barbecue chicken, ham and turkey and much more. Parish is looking to add live entertainment. For more information, and updated information, visit www.stferd.org, or call 724-776-2888.

Our Lady of Joy, Holiday Park
Friday and Saturday, Aug. 11-12, 5-10 p.m., church parking lot and hall, 2000 O’Block Road (Plum Borough). Attractions include moonwalk, obstacle course, slide, games for all ages, bingo (from 7-10 p.m.), bake sale, “Then and Now” booth, 50/50, basket raffle, big $8,800 money raffle and more. Variety of food is available throughout the festival, including hot sausage sandwich, meatball sandwich, stuffed cabbage, haluski, pierogies, hamburgers, hot dogs, gyros, chicken fingers, pizza, french fries, walking tacos, nachos, funnel cake, snow cones, ice cream, popcorn, soft pretzels and fresh-squeezed lemonade. Entertainment: Friday, 5-10 p.m., Bachelor Boys Band; Saturday, 5-10 p.m., Disc Jockey Mike. Mass on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Holy Sepulcher, Glade Mills
Sunday, Aug. 13, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (flea market and bake sale open at 8 a.m., all other attractions open at 11 a.m.), 1304 E. Cruikshank Road (Buter). Attractions include giant flea market, big Chinese auction, bake sale, bingo, kids’ world, games, raffles and much more. Food menu includes barbecue chicken or ham dinners, pizza, haluski and snack bar. Musical entertainment starts at noon.

Our Lady of Grace, Scott Township
Monday-Saturday, Aug. 14-19, starts at 7 p.m. (dinners from 4-6:30 p.m.), school parking lot, 1734 Bower Hill Road. Attractions include white elephant sale, bingo, rides, games, variety of food, live entertainment and much more.

St. Francis of Assisi, Finleyville
Parish picnic, Sunday, Aug. 20, 1 p.m.-dark, parish grounds, 3609 Washington Ave. Attractions include games for all ages, country store, craft and theme basket raffle, all
day bingo, and much more. Food menu includes roast lamb, roast beef, barbecue chicken, haluski, kielbasa and sauerkraut, hot dogs and much more.

St. Sylvester, Brentwood
Kick-off spaghetti dinner, Aug. 20, 2-6 p.m., church hall. Festival, Monday-Saturday, Aug. 21-26, 7-10 p.m. (7-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday), 3754 Brownsville Road. Attractions include rides, bingo, bake sale, flea market, nightly raffles and more. Foods specials nightly.

St. Teresa of Avila, Perrysville
Kick-off flea market, Saturday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Festival, Monday-Saturday, Aug. 21-26, 6-10 p.m. (6-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, dinners nightly from 4:30-7:30 p.m.), 1000 Avila Court. Attractions include carnival rides, poker, blackjack, flea market, big money raffle with first prize of $12,000, bingo, bake sale, Chinese auction, 50/50 raffles, Kiddie Korner and more. Nightly dinner menu: Monday, roast beef; Tuesday, Eastern European food; Wednesday, meatloaf and chicken; Thursday, German food; Friday, fish; Saturday, Italian. Nightly outdoor food booths include funnel cakes and lemonade. Entertainment: Wednesday, Rhythm & Steel band; Thursday, Back in Time band; Friday, Eldorado Band; Saturday, Kardaz. This year features new prizes and expanded Kiddie Korner. Also, adult beverage area with microbrew selections.

Good Samaritan, Ambridge
Thursday-Sunday (Labor Day weekend), Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 725 Glenwood Ave. Attractions include bingo, raffles, bake sale, games and much more. Homestyle dinner menu: Thursday, stuffed chicken breast; Friday, “famous” fish fry; Saturday, stuffed cabbage; Sunday, spaghetti and meatball. Extensive entertainment schedule: Thursday, 6 p.m., Dancing Queen; Friday, 7 p.m., “Beaver County’s Own” Cassanova; Saturday, noon, Dick Tady orchestra, 8 p.m., Jimmy Ross and The Jaggerz; Sunday, 1 p.m., Ambridge Steel Drum Band, 3 p.m., The Cavaliers, 7 and 8:30 p.m., Johnny Angel and the Halos. Mass with polka music at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, with music by Dick Tady Orchestra. See ad on Page 12.

SEPTEMBER
St. Alphonsus, Wexford
Friday, Sept. 8, 5K Twilight Run/Walk in North Park, with one-mile kids fun run starting at 6 p.m., and 5K starting at 6:30 p.m. Harvest Home Festival, Saturday, Sept. 9, 6-8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 10, 1-6:30 p.m., 201 Church Road. Attractions include games, Chinese auction, country store (with furniture, crafts, fresh vegetables, baked goods), Treasures from the Attic (previously owned items for sale), raffle and more. Harvest home dinner on Sunday includes choice of entree (pulled pork, roasted on an outdoor grill chicken or Harvest Home Ham). Side dishes include mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, corn, cole slaw, cucumber salad, tomato salad, applesauce, rolls, slice of pie and beverages.

St. Camillus, Neshannock Township
Craft and food festival, Saturday, Sept. 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 314 W. Englewood Ave. (New Castle). Attractions include 50 craft tables, basket raffle, bake sale and 50/50 raffle. Food menu includes pigs in the blanket, haluski and much more.

Word of God, Swissvale
Oktoberfest, Saturday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m., 7446 McClure Ave.

St. Joseph, Cabot
Sunday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 315 Stoney Hollow Road. Attractions include cash raffle, big basket raffle with over 100 baskets, bingo, old fashioned country store (with baked goods, flea market and other treasures), games for all ages and much more. Food includes mouth-watering barbecue chicken dinner, cooked over an open pit, or ham dinner, served family style in air-conditioned hall. Takeout available. Musical entertainment provided throughout the day.

St. Michael, Butler
“Festa Italia,” Saturday, Sept. 23, noon-9 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24, noon-6 p.m., 432 Center Ave. Featuring Italian Village shops that include ice cream parlor, bakery, cafe bistro, Ristorante and more. Other attractions include peoples’ choice contest, theme basket raffle, youth activities, wine tasting and sale with Starr Hill Winery, money raffles and much more. Saturday at the Ristorante features a la carte menu of beans and greens, chicken piccata, eggplant parmesan, hot sausage and meatball sandwiches, lasagna, pasta primavera, Natili’s pizza, stuffed shells, wedding and chicken pastina soup, caprese and tossed salads and Italian love cake. Sunday features spaghetti and meatball dinner.  with garlic bread, tossed salad and dessert. Entertainment: Saturday, 2 p.m. local dance group, 3:30 p.m. Michael Sonata’s “Tribute to Ole’ Blue Eyes;” 5:30 p.m., Mirella the Musician; Sunday, 1 p.m. John Gabriele on accordion, and local dance group (time to be announced).

OCTOBER
St. Malachy, Kennedy Township
Nationality festival, Thursday, Oct. 5, 4-10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, 4-11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, 2-10 p.m., 343 Forest Grove Road. Featuring a variety of ethnic foods and entertainment.