Concordia Fall 2016 Event Calendar Filled to the Brim

Ecclesiastes 3:1 – “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” — Well friends, as of September 22, autumn will officially be upon us. Out will be the sunscreen, watermelon, flip flops and shorts. But in will be the changing leaves, apples and pears at their freshest, hooded sweatshirts and pumpkin-flavored everything. Another reason to get excited for the fall: the events happening at Concordia!

In the coming weeks and months, we have a lot of community events that have grown in recent years, attracting more families than ever. Here is a quick preview of a few of the upcoming events that are open to the public and promise to be either fun, educational or inspiring – sometimes all three!

Concordia at Sumner First Ever Fall Fashion Show
Saturday, September 24 at 10:30 a.m.
Fairlawn Country Club
The fashions will be provided by “Cynthia’s Boutique” of the Women’s City Club, and the clothes and accessories will be modeled by Concordia staff, residents and members of the Louise Sumner Board as well as the Boutique employees. The Mistress of Ceremonies will be Dr. Deborah Plate, DO at Cleveland Clinic Akron General. Basket drawings, silent auction and a vendor mall will also be included. 

Concordia Lutheran Ministries Annual Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 1 from 4 – 8 p.m.
Concordia at Cabot
The annual Concordia Oktoberfest features fun for the entire family! Admission is free, and children 12 and under receive vouchers for free food at the quick tent. The event features live German music from The Mikey Dee Band, German food, a rummage sale, Sam Adams Oktoberfest beer, a spectacular Zambelli Fireworks display at 7:45 and more. There is also and entire kids area that includes a balloon artist, games, crafts, a bouncer castle and more. Concordia Visiting Nurses will host a Flu Shot/Blood Pressure Clinic and tours of Lund Personal Care and Concordia Haven Apartments will be available. Local churches will be on site selling baked goods, homemade noodles and more. 

Good Samaritan Hospice Memorial Walk 2016
Saturday, October 1 from 1 – 4 p.m.
Saxony Farm Estates (Saxonburg, PA)
Bring your family and friends together for the annual GSH Memorial Walk to honor and celebrate the memory of our loved ones. This year’s event is complimentary, but donations will be accepted and footprints can be purchased for a commemorative display (deadline for footprints is tomorrow – proceeds benefit GSH patient programs). Following an opening prayer service and tribute, participants will walk a mile to commemorate their loved ones through beautiful Saxony Farm. There will be refreshments, kids activities and a short ceremony after the walk – guests are welcome to also stop by the Oktoberfest afterward, approximately one mile away. Walk-ups are welcome, but registration is encouraged. 

“Downsizing: Don’t Sweat It” Seminars
Friday, October 21 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Concordia at Rebecca Residence
The event is sponsored by Highpointe at Rebecca, the premier retirement living community we are building at the Concordia at Rebecca Residence campus. During the seminar, attendees will learn valuable ideas relating to organization, de-cluttering and the steps involved in a successful downsizing project. The event will offer panel time as well as roundtable discussions with the experts to discuss specific questions. Refreshments and valet parking will be available, and a brief update on Highpointe at Rebecca’s construction progress will be provided. Registration is required, as seating is limited. 

Concordia at Sumner Oktoberfest and Open House
Friday, October 21 from 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Concordia at Sumner
The Oktoberfest celebration will feature a German food buffet, German band, prizes, beer and more. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the buildings and learn about the retirement community; tours will be offered from 3:30-4:30. Registration is recommended by October 14 (register online at the link here). 

Third Annual Purse Gala
Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m.
The Lexus Club at PNC Park
The Third Annual Purse Gala, presented by New York Life, is a fundraiser for Camp Erin Pittsburgh (a ministry of Good Samaritan Hospice), a weekend bereavement camp for children who have lost a loved one. Tickets are $75 for regular admission and $100 for V.I.P. admission. The event features a delicious buffet dinner, cash bar, 20 designer bags, a silent auction and more.  Complimentary parking is included in Red Lot 6, thanks to ALCO Parking. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities still available! 

A few of these happenings have an Event pages on our Facebook page, so be sure to click here and check them out! To check out the rest of our events this season (and beyond), visit the Events & News page on our website. You can also call the Public Relations department at 724-352-1571, ext. 8266.

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