Concordia open house
Concordia of the South Hills will host an educational session and open house from 1 to 3 p.m. May 19 at its campus, 1300 Bower Hill Road, Mt. Lebanon.
A brief session, “How To Choose A Retirement Community,” will be presented at 1 p.m., followed by tours of apartments and common areas. Refreshments will be served in the Harmony Room on the ground floor of the community.
For more information, visit the Coming Events section of the website at www.ConcordiaLM.org. To register or to schedule a private tour, you are invited to call Christie Wahlen at 412-294-1351.
Upper St. Clair Community Day
Upper St. Clair Community Day will be held Saturday, May 18. The annual event begins at 9 a.m. with the Color Run/Walk for Fun. Food and game booths will open at 11 a.m., trackless train, inflatables, and petting zoo will be available from 12-4 p.m. The Parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. and travel down McLaughlin Run Road. The Upper St. Clair Volunteer Fire Department station, Gilfillan Farm House and Farm, and the 1830 Log House will open at noon. For a complete list of activities, visit www.twpusc.org/crc/special_events
USC Water Safety Day
A Water Safety Day will be held at 6 p.m. May 24 at the Upper St. Clair Community and Recreation Center. Children age 3-13 years old and their parents are encouraged to attend and learn some essential information for keeping everyone safe in and around water. The program will be held in the classroom and in the water, so bring your bathing suits. The event is free to attend. For more information,contact 412-221-1099.
Association of University People
Association of University People is looking for single, four-year college graduates over 50 to join the group for monthly dinners, meet at various social spots and gatherings. Interested individuals are welcome to attend activities. For more information, call 412-734-8445 .
Bridge is scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. May 15 at the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon. Meet outside of Panera Bread. RSVP to Bill 412-657-7485.
Scrabble is scheduled for 1 p.m. 24 in the area near Anthropologie at the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon. RSVP to Rina at 412-341-8009.
Brunch is at 11:30 a.m. May 19 at Max’s Allegheny Tavern, 537 Suismon Street, North Side. RSVP to Bill 412-657-7485.
General AUP meeting and program is at 1:30 p.m. May 19 at Rodef Shalom in Oakland. Senior Justice Advocate Cyndie Carioli of the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office will present “Senior Justice,” addressing scams and criminal activity directed at seniors. Admission is $5 or free if bringing a snack. Those interested in joining AUP are welcome to attend.
Shear Talent is holding an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. May 19 at South Park Shops, Bethel Park. There will be family entertainment, door prizes and special offers on services.
Horses with Hope
The Horses with Hope Fundraiser will be held at 4:30 p.m. June 8 during the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes Event at South Hills Country Club. Cocktails, appetizers and dinner will be provided at a cost of $125 a Person or $1,000 for a table of 10.
Lions fish fry
Bethel Park Lions Club will hold a spring fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. May 24 at Lions Park.
The menu includes fried fish sandwich, baked fish or shrimp with french fries or macaroni and cheese, coleslaw and a drink for $11 per person. Children’s hot dog meals are $5. Available for purchase from Rita’s Italian Ice will be individual ices, quarts of ice and frozen cookies.
Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and takeout is available. Bethel Park Lionesses will be offering desserts for sale. Plastic bags and brooms will also be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Lions charities.
Dementia education session
Pittsburgh Mercy Parish Nurse and Health Ministry Program will present “Spiritual Care of the Elderly with Dementia,” an educational offering focusing on understanding dementia and the collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain, on June 6 at Christ United Methodist Church, Conference Room A105, 44 Highland Road, Bethel Park
Registration is at 9:30 a.m., and the session is from 10 a.m. to noon. Enter church building door No. 2 under portico.
For more information or to register, contact the Pittsburgh Mercy Parish Nurse & Health Ministry Program at 412-232-5815 or email ParishNurse@pittsburghmercy.org.
Alpha Omega Masters
Alpha Omega Masters will hold their last meeting until fall at 10 a.m. May 16 at the home of Carole Legleitner. Please bring your suggestion sheets for the planning meeting , and also your revealing day
The group’s last social will be held May 17 at La Casa Winery, Departure is at approximately 10:15 am.
Women of the year was announce at the Founders Day Dinner and Dennie Kossan, the group’s president, was chosen.
Evening of Percussion
Mt. Lebanon Percussion will present its 35th annual “An Evening of Percussion” concert series at 7:30 p.m. May 23 and 24 (dessert silent auction at intermission); 1 p.m. May 25 (one-hour family concert); and 7 p.m. May 25 (free cookie reception to follow).
The concert features not only the nationally recognized concert ensembles, but also African and Brazilian groups, keyboard and drum set ensembles, and the drum line and pit. Tickets are available online at www.MTLPercussion.com/tickets. All concerts are at the Mt. Lebanon High School Fine Arts Theater.
Pennsylvania Resources Council will host a “pop-up” glass recycling collection event in May in response to the sudden removal of glass from many of the region’s residential curbside recycling programs.
The event will take place 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18 at Collier Township Municipal Building.
Since launching in early March, the pop-up glass campaign has attracted more than 1,500 participants and arranged for the recycling of 23 tons of glass.
PRC’s network is sponsored by CAP Glass, Owens Illinois and Straub Brewery in conjunction with several local municipalities impacted by recent changes in curbside recycling regulations.
PRC will host additional glass collections in June and July.
A divorce workshop for women will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 8 at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 799 Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon.
The four-hour workshop will explore the legal, financial, and emotional issues of divorce to educate on what to expect and how to prepare. Attendees will gain a greater understanding of how to get through the divorce process with the least amount of cost, conflict and collateral damage.
Materials fee is $35 per person and pre-registration is necessary by June 6th to Donna at 724-493-9695.
Summer Dance Camps
Spencer Family Y, Bethel Park, will offer the following dance camps:
• Prince and Princess Dance Camp for children ages 3-5 includes a dance class, craft and time for a snack from home, plus a creative play. Session I runs June 17 and 24; Session II runs July 11 and 18. Both sessions are from 10:30 a.m. to noon and are $30 per session.
• Swan Lake Camp for ages 6-12 will teach students ballet, jazz and character dances. A craft of tutu construction will also be part of this camp. Session I runs June 20 and 27; Session II runs July 11 and 18. Both sessions are from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and are $40 per session. Space is limited. To register, call 412-347-6565 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peters Twp. Community Day
The 41st Annual Peters Township Community Day is scheduled for Saturday, June 29, at Peterswood Park. Vendor applications will be sent out in March. To be added to the mailing list, email email@example.com.
Country line dancing
Country line dancing is held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at VFW Post 764, 460 Valley Brook Road, Peters Township. Beginners are welcome. For more information, call Bonnie at 724-746-1222.
• S.T.E.A.M. on Saturdays will return in June.
• Kindergarten Readiness Program, Math & Science 4U will begin May 13. For information, call Elizabeth Shedlock at 412-276-3456 ext. 11 or visit the library’s website.
A funeral planning discussion will be presented at 10:30 a.m. May 15 by Paul L. Henney Jr. Funeral Home and Chad Baker, Pre-need Adviser.
Chad Baker will lead a conversation on sensitive topics such as last wishes, making your wishes known, preplanning, cremation and burial options. To register, call 412-835-2207.
• Manners, Tea and Me etiquette program for children in kindergarten through second grade will be held at 7 p.m. May 15. Light refreshments will be served, so table manners will be addressed, along with social manners, library manners, and manners involving patience. By having children purchase menu items with their pretend money, all five essential literacies will also be covered, including financial literacy. To register, call 412-835-2207.
• An Art Gala featuring music, refreshments and art from children of all ages will be held at May 17. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Artists will receive a complimentary ticket. Stop in the library for details.
• Bethel Park Public Library will host a special event featuring a Pittsburgh-based author at 7 p.m. May 29.
Roselyn Wilkinson will discuss the subject of her book, “It’s Good to Be Queen: Every Woman’s Pocket Guide to Financial Sovereignty.”
A certified financial planner, Wilkinson is president of MD&A Financial Management Co. and a registered representative and investment advisory associate of Berthel Fisher & Co. Financial Services. She is a graduate of Bucknell University with a master of business administration from the University of Pittsburgh. She is on the board of the Women & Girls Foundation and actively supports other women professionals and women-owned businesses.
• Sign language class. Class will cover basic vocabulary including the alphabet, colors, animals. Third Monday of the month (March-December) 7 p.m.
• Junior Librarians, 6:30 p.m. May 14. Help check out books, put books away, and learn things about the library.
• Cooking Fun, 6:30 p.m. May 21, for children of all ages.
• Cook the Book Discussion Group, 7 p.m. May 22. This month’s book: “When We Found Home Cooking” by Susan Mallery. Register.
• Books ‘n Brews Book Discussion, 7 p.m. May 28, at Spoonwood Brewing, 5981 Baptist Road, Castle Shannon. Book to be determined. Appetizers provided.
• Young Adult Book Club, 6:30 p.m. May 29. Pick a book to read and discuss as a group.
The board of trustees of the library announces its regular meetings for 2019-20: May 21, June 18, July 16, Sept. 17, Oct. 22 and Nov. 19; in 2020, Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 17 and April 21. All meetings are held at 7 p.m., with the exception of Oct. 22, and are held at 7 p.m. in Public Meeting Room B.
At 1 p.m. May 20, Speaker is Rich Venezia, owner of the Pittsburgh-based genealogy research firm Rich Roots Genealogy. Presented by the Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society.
At 7 p.m., Monday, May 20 The Write or Die writing and critique group presents a panel of New York Times bestselling authors, local reporters, book store managers, and editors. This is a unique opportunity for aspiring authors to speak directly with individuals working within the world of publishing. About issues such as getting an agent, what publishers want, and how to get your book into bookstores. Moderator J.D. Barker is the international best-selling author of numerous novels, including “Forsaken” and “The Fourth Monkey.”
At 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 21 Little Wings of Hope, a nonprofit that provides assistance and encouragement to young adults and their families as they work through alcohol/drug addiction treatment, sponsors this talk about the neuroscience of addiction. Speakers are Antoine Douaihy and Jody Glance, both doctors from the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Psychiatry.
• Coloring, Coffee and Classics, 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays in Café Lee.
Upper St. Clair
• Express Yourself, 10 a.m. May 22 in the library multipurpose room. The focus of this group is to share writings and to serve as a resource and writing inspiration for one another. New attendees: email Robert Celaschi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Adult Gaming Night, 7 p.m. May 13 in the multipurpose room. Register.
• Vintage Radio Players, 2 p.m. May 14 and 28 in the multipurpose room. Step back in time and connect with the radio shows that today’s seniors grew up hearing in the 1940s and 1950s. We re-enact shows as they were originally broadcast, including commercials and sound effects! New attendees: email Walker Evans at email@example.com to register.
• Yarn Works, 7 p.m. May 14 and 28 in the Children’s Quiet Place. Join our knitters and crocheters group. Register.
• Reel to Real Film Screening: Sita Sings the Blues, 6:30 p.m. May 15 in the training room. Join the Denis Theater at the library for a movie screening and group discussion. Refreshments provided. Doors open at 6.
• The Public and Private FDR, 7 p.m. May 16 in the multipurpose room. Register.
• Bring-Your-Own-Book Group, 2 p.m. May 17 in the multipurpose room. Drop in each month to chat about what you’ve been reading, recommend books, and find out what to read next. Register.
• Author Visit: Kathryn Bashaar, 7 p.m. May 20 in the multipurpose room. Join the Pittsburgh author of “The Saint’s Mistress” for a discussion of her novel. Register.
• Reimagining Books: A Crafting Afternoon, 2 p.m. May 24 in the multipurpose room. A $2 donation is suggested to help cover the cost of supplies. Register.
• Shinrin-yoku: Forest Bathing, 2 p.m. May 24 in Boyce Mayview Park led by Moshe Sherman. Shinrin-yoku is the Japanese practice of spending purposeful time in the woods to obtain numerous health benefits. Register.
• WOW Book Group, 7 p.m. May 28 in the multipurpose room. WOW (Women of Words) is a Tuesday evening discussion group that meets on selected months throughout the year. This month’s selection is I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. Refreshments are provided. Register.
• Music in the Stacks: The Western Pennsylvania Button Box Club, 7 p.m. May 30 in the Adult Nonfiction Room. Join us for an evening of traditional polkas and waltzes, played on accordion by the Western PA SNPJ Button Box Club! Register.
• The library will be closed May 27 for Memorial Day.
Whole Food Plant-Based Nutrition Series will be offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays May 15, at Westminster Recreation & Outreach Center located at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair. Mary Jo Costello, MPM, RDN, will discuss the basics of plant-based diets. Classes are free, but registration is required by calling 412-835-6630, ext. 200.
South Hills Coin Club
The monthly meeting of South Hills Coin Club will be at 8 p.m. May 14 at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park. All members and the general public are invited to attend.
Applications are being accepted for membership.
For more information, call 724-984-6611.
Senior luncheon, movie
A senior luncheon and movie matinee is scheduled for May 14 in Room A of the Mt. Lebanon Recreation Center. Mt. Lebanon residency is not required to attend.
Check-in is at 10:30 a.m. At 11 is a presentation, “Brain Health As We Age.” Lunch is at noon, and the movie starts at approximately 1 p.m.
The event is sponsored by Asbury Heights. For more information, call 412-343-3409.