What's happening this weekend in Orion?

Black Hawk College 5K Hustle

The annual race will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Black Hawk College, Quad-Cities Campus, Moline. Visit www.GetMeRegistered.com/ BlackHawk5K to register online, or go to www.bhc.edu/hustle to download a form. Packet pickup and race-day registration will be from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. Saturday in the Sustainable Technologies Building (to park, use Lot 1 off 70th Street). Proceeds benefit the BHC physical therapist assistant program. For more information,

contact Jerry Lack, j.lack@mchsi.com or (309) 781-3198, or www.bhc.edu/hustle.

Making pies

Sisters Stephanie Moen and Sarah Nedved, natives of rural Coal Valley who have been baking award-winning pies since childhood, will offer an “Easy as Pie” class from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in the Methodist Activity Center behind Orion United Methodist Church.

Main Street Orion is sponsoring the event, which will allow participants to make a fruit pie with a lard crust. They can take it home and bake it right away, or freeze it.

Participants need to bring a rolling pin, a bowl, a teaspoon measure, a tablespoon measure, a 1-cup measuring cup and a 2/3 cup measuring cup, and a can of fruit pie filling.

Main Street will provide a pie tin and crust ingredients, as well as a decorative recipe card. Moen and Nedved also will

During the morning, door prizes will be awarded and coffee cake and coffee will be served.

There is a small fee, and pre-registration is required. To sign up, send a message to director@mainstreetorion.com.

Wax museum

Western District Library, Orion, will host a wax museum at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. Students will dress up as historical figures and give short speeches. The library requests the students who are participating arrive by 9:40 a.m.

Veterans Day

The Orion area Veterans Day ceremony will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Orion Area Veterans Monument in Central Park, Orion. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be in the Methodist Activity Center behind Orion United Methodist Church. A representative from Rock Island Arsenal will speak. For more information, phone Darrel Muhleman at (309) 781-9896.

Trivia night

Orion United Methodist youth will benefit from a multi-media trivia night on Saturday, Nov. 11, in the Methodist Activity Center behind the church. Doors open at 5 p.m. and trivia begins at 6 p.m.

Teams of eight may purchase mulligans and double-downs as they compete for prizes.

Walking tacos and soft drinks will be for sale.

Proceeds will help send youth on mission trips.

To reserve a table, phone the church at (309) 526-8511 or send a message to orionumc@frontiernet.net.

Andover oyster stew, chili supper

Andover American Legion will host its annual oyster stew and chili soup supper in rememberance of Veterans Day at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in Legion Hall.

Mother-Son Event

Main Street Orion and Orion area Girl Scouts will be hosting the annual Mother-Son Event from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Methodist Activity Center behind Orion United Methodist Church.

Orion Girl Scout Cadette Troop 8917, which consists of five eighth graders at Orion Middle School, is partnering with Main Street Orion to put on the fourth annual Mother/Son Event.

Ages 3 through 103 are welcome. Mothers and sons are invited to wear shirts with their favorite characters. Activities will be designed for mothers and sons to do together.

Pre-registration was required by Friday, Oct. 27.

For more information, contact Orion Girl Scout Cadette Troop 8917 by phoning (309) 738-6515 or sending a message to autumnmanning@hotmail.com.