John Bauerlein, retired professor at Washington & Jefferson College, will be guest speaker at the Lensshooters Camera Club meeting set for 7 p.m. Jan. 10, at the Peters Township Public Library. Bauerlein’s visual presentation will focus on his trip to the Antarctica. Club members are reminded to bring two of their works for the annual Lensshooters Camera Club Exhibition and Competition. The general meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Jim McNutt at 724-747-1300.
Upper St. Clair Coterie will hold Cards, Games & More Jan. 11 at Crown Plaza Pittsburgh South, 164 Fort Couch Road, Bethel Park. Games begin at 10 a.m. Lunch follows at noon and games continue until 3 p.m.
Army Women meet
Are you a woman who has served in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve, Army Nurse Corps, Women’s Army Corps, WAAC or Army National Guard? Women’s Army Corps Veterans’ Association – Army Women United, Keystone Chapter 120, meets at 11 a.m. the second Saturday of the month, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, Pittsburgh. The first meeting of 2018 will be held on Jan. 13. All army women, retired or active duty, are welcome. For more information, call Phyllis at 412-322-0588. For ride sharing from the South Hills, call Chris at 412-833-1452.
Bethel Women’s Club
Bethel Women’s Club will meet Jan. 17 at the Residences at Logan, 5851 Keystone Drive, Bethel Park. There will be a social gathering at 11:30 a.m. with lunch following at noon. Andy Arnheim of Evey True Value Hardware will be guest speaker, providing helpful and handy homeowner hints. The group will assemble hygiene kits for the homeless. Cost of the lunch is $12, payable in advance by check only. To make a lunch reservation, call Pat at 412-831-1861 by Jan. 12. Bring nonperishable food items for SHIM food pantry. All women residing in the South Hills are welcome to attend and become a member. Interested individuals should call Cindy Carfagno at 412-831-1913.
The Association of University People (AUP) invites single, four-year college graduates over 50 to the following events:
• Speakeasy Acoustic Café at Café Notte on Ohio River Boulevard, 6 p.m. Jan. 18. RSVP to Mary Ann at 412-952-4091.
• Winter Brunch – Grandview Buffet at Rivers Casino on the North Shore, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 21. RSVP to Mary Ann at 412-952-4091.
• Sunday Soup, 1 p.m. Jan. 28. Enjoy soup, bread and conversation at Liv’s house. Members only. RSVP to 412-580-3957.
• Play Bridge or Scrabble at the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon. For Bridge, contact Nancy at 412-833-6412 or 412-862-7861, or firstname.lastname@example.org. For Scrabble, contact Judy at 412-885-7104 or email@example.com.
Non-members are welcome to most events. Call 412-734-8445 for more information.
FLEA MARKETS/CRAFT FAIRS
The Church of the Atonement, 618 Washington Ave., Carnegie will hold a used book and jewelry sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 19 and 20, closing from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday. In case of inclement weather, the sale will re-open from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 21. For more information or to donate items for the sale, call Joyce at 412-276-0366.
The Myasthenia Gravis Association of Western PA’s 2nd Annual Purple Party will be held on Jan. 20 at Cefalo’s in Carnegie. Admission of $60 per person includes valet parking, heavy hors d’ oeuvres, desserts, a Purple Party Cocktail, dancing to live music by the “Under the Covers” band, a chance to win one of 60 prizes and more. Guests who wear purple will also be entered into a free drawing for a special prize. Proceeds from the Purple Party benefit MGA’s free patient support services. For more information, call 412-566-1545 or visit mgawpa.org. To purchase tickets, visit buytickets.at/mgawpa.org.
Dinner for a Dollar
Community of Christ Church, 3472 South Park Road, Bethel Park will hold Dinner for a Dollar from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 11. The menu will include spaghetti, bread and rolls, garden salad and desserts. Donations of $1 per person or $3 per family are accepted, but not required. No reservations are needed. No takeout will be available. To volunteer to help set up on Jan. 10 or help serve on Jan. 11, or for more information, call Debbie at 412-833-6357. Dinners are held the second Thursday of each month except July and December.
Old Schoolhouse Players will hold auditions for its upcoming 2018 season opener, the romantic comedy “Things My Mother Taught Me.” Auditions will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 13, and from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 15, in the OSP Theater in the Mt. Pleasant Twp. Community Center, 20 Wabash Ave., Hickory. There will cold readings from the script. Character descriptions can be found at osptheater.com.
Jewish Kids Club
Jewish Kids Club for boys and girls ages 4-11 meets from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays at Chabad of the South Hills, Mt. Lebanon. Explore Jewish themes with crafts, cooking and games. Hebrew reading, Session 2 will be held Jan. 16, 22 and 29, Feb. 5 an 19. For more information, visit chabadsh.com/JKC or call 412-344-2424.
Special schools meeting
The South Central Areas Special Schools Committee will hold its 2017-18 meetings on the third Wednesday of each month with the exceptions of July and December. The meetings will be held at 7 p.m. at The Pathfinder School, 50 Donati Road, Bethel Park, in room 151. Meetings dates are: Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 21, April 18, May 16 and June 20.
Pittsburgh Opera brings a gripping, contemporary American opera to the CAPA School Theater in Jeremy Howard Beck’s “The Long Walk,” Jan. 20, 23, 26 and 28. Based on the book “The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life that Follows” by Brian Castner, the opera is a deeply personal exploration of a soldier’s return from Iraq where he served as an officer in an Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) unit and his battle with what he calls “the Crazy” as he tries to reintegrate into his family life. ‘The long walk’ is the term for when a bomb disposal expert puts on their bomb suit and walks, alone, towards an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), which they must disarm. ‘The long walk’ also refers to the struggle to re-integrate back into one’s own life upon returning to the United States, a struggle that Castner shares with brutal honesty. Tickets start at $50 and can be purchased online at https://opera.culturaldistrict.org/production/51808/the-long-walk, by calling 412-456-6666 or at the Theatre Square Box Office.
Chinese buffet dinner
South Hills Community Baptist Church, Upper St. Clair, will host a Chinese buffet dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 20. First come, first served. The menu includes egg rolls, chicken fried rice, cheese dumplings, egg drop soup, potato wedges, steamed rice and dessert. Additionally, an American-style bake sale will also be held. A donation of $10 per person is suggested. All proceeds will benefit the church.
Westminster Music & Arts Series at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair, welcomes organist Gregory S. Hand to Galbreath Chapel at 3 p.m. Jan. 21. The program includes music by Bach, Widor, Liszt, Froberger and S.S. Wesley. For more information, visit www.westminster-church.org or call 412-835-6630.
Carnegie Performing Arts Center will hold auditions for the ballet “Mary Poppins” on Jan. 27 at the studios located at 150 East Main Street in Carnegie. Auditions for children ages 5-12 will be held at 1 p.m., and auditions for ages 13 and up will be held at 2 p.m. Performances will take place in March at the newly renovated Andrew Carnegie Music Hall. Director Monica Ryan choreographs the production and rehearsals will take place on Saturday afternoons. For more information, call the school at 412-279-8887.
2nd Saturday Lecture Series, 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 13. W. Stephen Coleman, retired professor of theater, presents “Discovering Gettysburg: An Unconventional Introduction to the Greatest Little Town in America and the Monumental Battle that Made It Famous.” Free.
For more, visit www.carnegiecarnegie.org.
• Intro to 3D Printing, 7 p.m. Jan. 15, for grades 3 and 4. Register.
• 3D Printing, 6 p.m. Jan. 17. Free.
• Introduction to Selling on eBay, 7 p.m. Jan. 16. Feel free to bring your device (not required) with eBay app loaded. Register.
• Flower Power, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18, for grades 3 and 4. Make flower pens, hair accessories and more. Register.
For more, visit www.bethelparklibrary.org. Register at 412-835-2207.
• Conversation Salon, 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 16. All viewpoints welcome.
• Artist Trading Cards, 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 20. Theme: the Zodiac. Artist Trading Cards can be made from anything, as long as the finished product is 2.5” x 3.5”. Paper, fabric, clay, wood – if it fits in a trading card sleeve, it’s an ATC. Basic supplies will be provided, or bring your own. Children are welcome to participate with parental supervision.
For more, visit bridgevillelibrary.org.
• The library will be closed on Jan. 15 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
• Music & Dancing, 3:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 10-May 30, for children of all ages.
• Tail Waggin’ Tutors, 7 p.m. Jan. 16. Register so enough doggie tutors will be present.
For more, visit castleshannonlibrary.org.
• The library will be closed on Jan. 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
• Family Night, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16. An all-ages evening story hour with stories, games and activities.
• Teen Writers’ Club, 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 17, for students in grades 7-12. Write, share and support each other through the creative process. Email questions to Beth Kairush, Teen Advisory Board coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more, visit www.franksarrislibrary.org. Register at 724-745-1308.
• The Spring Real Estate Season – Preparing to Sell Your Home Quickly & Effectively, 10 a.m. Jan. 13. Two real estate experts will share 10 tips for before selling your home, 10 tips while selling your home, and 10 tips for staging your home for a quick sale.
• Women’s Networking Series: Volunteer Your Way to a New Job, 1 p.m. Jan. 16, with guest speaker Jennifer Bibb of WesBanco Bank. Bibb is the 2017 Women’s Business Network’s “Woman of the Year” recipient.
For more, visit www.mtlebanonlibrary.org. Register at 412-531-1912.
• Coupon Club, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 16.
• A Night with WQED, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11, for all ages and featuring the Odd Squad new movie “World Turned Odd.”
• PAWS for Reading, for preschool and up, 10 to 11:20 a.m. Jan. 13.
• Binge Watch Day, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 15, for grades 6 and up. Watch episodes from One Tree Hill.
For more, visit ptlibrary.org.
• Book Bingo, 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 11, for grades K-8 and parents. Earn a chance to win a free book. Register.
• Friends of the Library Book Sort, 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 12. Help sort books and materials for the 2018 Book Sale. Sorts will be held the second Friday of each month in the small meeting room.
• Adult Color Time, 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 12 and 26. Supplies provided.
• Book Discussion for Adults, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 18. Discuss “The Book of Joy with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Abrams.
• Scott Writers Circle, 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 18, for adults. All levels welcome. Light snacks provided. Register.
For more, visit www.scottlibrary.org. Register online or call 412-429-5380.
• Crazy 8’s Math Club Session 3, 4:30 p.m. Jan. 17, for grades K-2. Registrants must have already completed Sessions 1 and 2. Week 1 – Ninja Training: Sneak through a maze of laser shapes without setting off alarms then find hidden number patterns while exchanging secret ninja handshakes. Registration required.
• 2nd Annual Soup Potluck, noon on Jan. 20. Bring your favorite soup, heated and in a crock pot, plus a serving utensil and copies of the recipe. Bowls, spoons, water and warm bread will be provided.
For more, visit southfayettelibrary.org. Register online or call 412-257-8660.
Blueberry’s Kitchen, McDonald, offers Tater-Tots Cooking Classes for preschool-age children and homeschool students. Classes are held from noon to 3 p.m. at 2016 Sterling Drive. Upcoming classes include: Rainbow veggie stir fry with rice, Jan. 17 or 19; Cracking eggs, stirring batter and shredding cheese – bacon, egg and cheese quiche with blueberry pancakes, Jan. 24 or 26; cornbread muffins and mini chicken pot pies, Jan. 31 or Feb. 2. Cost is $37 per class. Register.
• Baking, Caking, Rolling and Kneading classes are held from 4:45 to 7 p.m. on the following dates: Jan. 27 – homemade chicken fingers, mac and cheese, and roasted broccoli trees; Jan. 22 or 24 – homemade tortillas with turkey taco meat, Spanish rice, homemade guacamole and salso. Cost is $45 per class. Register.
To register, email email@example.com or call 724-809-6687.
Pause & Affect: A Shabbat Outlook, a new monthly course for women by Rosh Codesh Society, will be held the third Thursday of each month at Chabad of the South Hills, Mt. Lebanon. Classes will take place at 10 a.m. or 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 and Feb. 15. For more information, visit chabadsh.com or call 412-344-2424.
Babyccino, a chic meet for mod moms and their tots, will be held from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays, Jan. 22, 29 and Feb. 5, at Chabad of the South Hills, Mt. Lebanon. Explore the elements of snow, frost and fire through music, sensory activities, creative arts and interactive play. Cost is $7 per class or $30 for the full session. For more information, contact Mussie Rosenblum at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-344-2424.
Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will offer a new six-week course from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 23-Feb. 27 at the South Hills JCC, 345 Kane Blvd. Scott, or from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 28-March 4 at Chabad of the South Hills, Mt. Lebanon. In “Communications: Its Art and Soul,” Jewish thought will be contrasted with scientific discovery to unearth the essence of communication and how to utilize its powers to better ourselves, our relationships, and all of society. For more information, call 412-344-2424 or email email@example.com 412-344-2424 or www.chabadsh.com.
Peters Township Recreation Center announces a new session of classes, including Fitness Boot Camp, Hip Hop, Turbokick Cardio Kickboxing and JumpBunch. To learn more, stop by the Rec Center or visit www.peterstownship.com.