2016 Events

Saturday, October 29th, 2016 from 8am to 2pm

Announcing the 7th Annual Donora Smog Race

Race Entry Form

2014 Events

Saturday, November 28, 2014

Twinkle Bright Night:

Please join us for some good old-fashioned sleigh ride fun at 6th & McKean Avenue
in front of the Christmas tree as we celebrate "Twinkle Bright Night"
on Friday, November 28th from 5 to 7 p.m. to await the arrival of a very special person.
Don’t be late!!

Saturday, November 1, 2014 *Rain, Snow or Shine:

5K Run/Walk and 10K Skate

Race location is the MIDA Property located at 506 Galiffa Drive, Donora.
8:00 am: Late Registration/Check-In Begins at the Valley Skating Center
9:00 am: 10K Skate
10:00 am: Run/Walk
Here is the Early Registration form in PDF format.

2013 Events

Donora Smog 65th Anniversary Events:

  Click on the poster image for a detailed list of events.

  They are also summarized below.

  (Adobe Acrobat reader is required to view the poster).





Wednesday, October 30, 2013:

Environmental Conference

A Town Hall Environmental Conference - A one-day environmental conference focusing on education, awareness and communication connecting the 1948 Donora Smog Disaster with current environmental concerns at the Donora Municipal Building, 603 Meldon Avenue, Donora. To register for this event contact The Donora Historical Society

Thursday, October 31, 2013:

Donora Smog/Halloween Commemorative Parade

School Bands, Organizations, Community Groups, Fire Departments, Antique Cars and others. Line up begins 5:00 pm at 3rd and Meldon Avenue, Donora. Parade begins at 6:00 pm. Prizes will be awarded for the following categories: Best Environmental Float, Best Environmental Group (Walking-6 or more people), Best Environmental Costume Individual.

Saturday, November 2, 2013:

"Step Back in Time" Buffet Dinner and Floor Show

"Step Back in Time" Dinner and Floor Show featuring Latshaw Productions Orchestra - Starts at 5pm (dress 1948ish, optional).
5:00 pm: Doors Open
6:00 pm: Dinner
8:00 pm: The Latshaw Pops Orchestra Floor Show “A Step Back In Time”
10:00 pm to Midnight: DJ

Saturday, November 2, 2013 *Rain, Snow or Shine:

5K Run/Walk and 10K Skate

Race location is the MIDA Property located at 506 Galiffa Drive, Donora.
8:00 am: Late Registration/Check-In Begins at the Valley Skating Center
9:00 am: 10K Skate
10:00 am: Run/Walk
Here is the Early Registration form in PDF format.

Sunday, November 3, 2013:

65th Anniversary Ecumenical and Memorial Service

Ecumenical Memorial Service will be held in the Calvary United Presbyterian Church, 800 Thompson Avenue, Donora, Pennsylvania on Sunday, November 3, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.




PAST EVENTS

2012 Events

Saturday, October 27, 2012 *Rain, Snow or Shine

Donora Smog 5K Run/Walk and 10K Skate:

For Race Results, click HERE.


This is a nice, level, paved road and water stop will be provided at the halfway mark and benefits the Donora Smog Museum and Commemoration. All participants pre-registered by October 13, 2011 will be guaranteed a t-shirt and goody bag. Registration Fee: $15.00 After October 13th: $20.00 up until 10 minutes prior to race.

Three Generations and Committee To the left is a picture of three generations -- Chris Oslowski (dad), Landon (son) and Karen Oslowski (grandmother) -- registering for the 2010 Race with committee chair DeAnne Pavelko, Diane Martin and Jason Oslowski. (Click on the image for a larger view.) Please join us in 2012 by downloading the registration form in Microsoft Publisher or the registration form in pdf.

2011 Events

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Twinkle Bright Night

Please join us for some good old-fashioned sleigh ride fun at 6th & McKean Avenue
in front of the Christmas tree as we celebrate our second annual "Twinkle Bright Night"
on Saturday, November 26th at 6:00p.m. to await the arrival of a very special person.
Don’t be late!!
Visits with Santa will take place in Donora Smog Central.

2010 Events

Saturday, November 5th, 2011 *Rain, Snow or Shine

Donora Smog 5K Run/Walk and 10K Skate:

This is a nice, level, paved road and water stop will be provided at the halfway mark and benefits the Donora Smog Museum and Commemoration. All participants pre-registered by October 30, 2011 will be guaranteed a t-shirt and goody bag. Registration Fee: $15.00 After October 30th: $20.00 up until 10 minutes prior to race.

Check out the results for the 2010 race. Three Generations and Committee To the left is a picture of three generations -- Chris Oslowski (dad), Landon (son) and Karen Oslowski (grandmother) -- registering for the 2010 Race with committee chair DeAnne Pavelko, Diane Martin and Jason Oslowski. (Click on the image for a larger view.) Please join us in 2011 by downloading the registration form.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran’s Day Parade

Donora American Legion Post #212 is hosting the annual Veteran’s Day parade in Donora. Parade starts at 2:00p.m.


Saturday, November 26, 2010

Twinkle Bright Night: THIS WILL BE AN ANNUAL EVENT.

Please join us for some good old-fashioned sleigh ride fun at 6th & McKean Avenue
in front of the Christmas tree as we celebrate our very first "Twinkle Bright Night"
on Friday, Saturday 26th at 6:00p.m. to await the arrival of a very special person.
Don’t be late!!
Visits with Santa will take place in Donora Smog Central. Here is a copy of the announcement flier.

2008 Events

Monday, October 20, 2008

11:00 AM

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Donora Smog Museum located at 595 McKean Avenue.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Symposium at the Donora Municipal Building with Guest Speaker Devra Davis, author of the book "When Smoke Ran Like Water", and Stephen Cropper from Channel 4 Action News will be guest speakers at the Donora Borough Building.

 

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

10:00 Am

Ringgold High School will perform a play in the Donora Elementary Center in commemoration of the Smog.

 

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

7:00 PM

Ringgold High School will perform a play in the Donora Municipal Building in commemoration of the Smog.

 


Thursday, October 23, 2008

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Mon Valley Hospital will host free Health Screenings at the Donora Borough Building.

6:00 PM

Commemoration Parade will be held from Third Street to Eight Street

 

Friday, October 24, 2008
 

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Mon Valley Hospital will host free Health Screenings at the Donora Borough Building.

 

Saturday, October 25, 2008

11:00 AM

Football Game between Donora and Monongahela will be held in the morning at Legion Field located behind Donora Elementary Center. This was the site where the rival teams played the original game during the height of the smog, honoring Alumni Football Players, Cheerleaders & Band Members from Class of 1949.

Alumni Luncheon will follow in Donora Elementary Center Cafeteria.

 

5:00 PM

Banquet will be held at the Donora Municipal Building.

 

Sunday, October 26, 2008

2:00pm-Memorial Service with an Interfaith Choir will be held at Our Lady of the Valley at the St. Philip Neri site.  

A Smog Museum will be open to the public to share photos and other artifacts from the smog during this time.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Noon to 10:00pm and Saturday, Noon to 11:00pm

Donora Fire Company Street Fair - Food booths, Games, Live Music and Entertainment.
Fireman’s Parade on Saturday at 6:00p.m. Fun for people of all ages!



Please email your questions, comments, and suggestions to the Donora Smog Museum.  Thanks!