Club hosts string ensemble

The Woman’s Club of Upper St. Clair will host the Riversong String Ensemble at its luncheon scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 17 at Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road, Bethel Park.

Cost is $15. For more information, contact Linda Altopiedi at ninnaalto@aol.com or 412-854-1927.

Special ed program

The Bethel Park School District Special Services Department is hosting a parent-guardian input night from 5 to 6:30 p.m. March 18 in the community room of the administration building, 301 Church Road.

The topic for the evening will be “Special Education Plan: Overview and Parent Activity.” Lori Sutton, director of special education, will review the programs and services that are provided within the school district, as well as programs and services that are accessed by the district from other settings.

The program is free and is open to all Bethel Park School District parents, guardians and staff members. Those who are interested in attending should call the special services department at 412-854-8735 so there are enough handout materials for everyone in attendance. Light refreshments will be provided.

Meet the author

Ellen Ulmer will speak from 10 to 11 a.m. March 22 at Temple Emanuel of Mt Lebanon, 1250 Bower Hill Road. She and 10 other other therapists from across the country tell their stories of healing and overcoming challenges in “From the Inside Out: Therapists’ Confessions of Courage, Strength, and Hope.”

The book was compiled by Jacqueline Rech, a licensed professional counselor whose passion is to walk alongside others as they embark on their healing journeys, specifically those who struggle with substance abuse, anxiety, depression and trauma-related issues.

All the authors in the book are licensed mental health professionals and work in private practice and universities or hospitals.

Concordia open houses

Concordia of the South Hills will host open house events with educational sessions from 1 to 3 p.m. March 15, 16 and 30, at 1300 Bower Hill Road, Mt. Lebanon.

Guests will learn about Concordia’s retirement living community and pertinent financial information. After the education session, guests will have the opportunity to tour the building. Refreshments will be available.

Registration is preferred, but not required. To RSVP, call director of marketing Christie Wahlen at 412-278-1300 or visit the Events and News page at www.ConcordiaLM.org. For those unable to attend, no-obligation personal tours are available.

Car seat safety event

A free child car seat safety event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 27 at Bethel Park Volunteer Fire Company, 5213 Brightwood Road.

Safety checks can be scheduled by visiting bethelpark.net/public-child-safety-event and completing a PDF document, which then should be emailed to Traffic@BethelParkPolice.net. Please leave the appointment time blank.

You’ll receive an email or phone call confirming your appointment time. Each inspection takes approximately 30 minutes.

Westminster concert set

Westminster Music and Arts presents “Then Sings My Soul” at 4 p.m. March 29.

The concert features mezzo soprano Marianne Cornetti and pianist Bryan Sable performing at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road, Upper St. Clair

Suggested donation is $20, with all proceeds benefiting South Hills Interfaith Movement.

Easter flower fundraiser

The Bethel Park Historical Society is holding an Easter flower fundraiser to support the ongoing restoration of the Schoolhouse Arts and History Center.

Hyacinths, daffodils, hydrangeas and tulips are among the flowers being offered in six- and eight-inch pots. Prices range from $7 to $18. Orders must be placed by March 23, and pickup will be from 9 a.m. to noon April 4 at the center, 2600 South Park Road. Delivery is available with a minimum order of $35.

Order forms are available at the center or by emailing bphsfundraiser@gmail.com. For more information, call Lisa at 412-400-9192.

American Legion fish fries

American Legion Post 760, ‪2409 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park, is holding fish fries from 4 to 8 p.m. every Friday during Lent.

The menu includes baked or fried fish on a dish or sandwiches, shrimp, pierogies, macaroni and cheese, homemade coleslaw and haluski, fresh-cut french fries and potato chips.

Dine-in or takeout is available. Call ‪412-835-9690.

Get fit with women’s club

The South Park Women’s Club will feature fitness instructor Soad Clark at the meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. March 16 at the South Park Township Community Center, Brownsville Road.

She will provide some helpful hints and have everyone participate in some stretching and range of motion exercises. Comfortable clothing is suggested.

Women interested in joining the club are invited to attend.

Society for Women program

Rosh Chodesh Society for Women presents “The Dawning of an Era” at 10 a.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. March 19 at Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road, Mt. Lebanon.

For more information or to register, email batya@chabadsh.com or call 412-341-1494.

Easter bake sale

St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 601 Boone Ave., Canonsburg, is having an Easter bake sale from 2 to 4 p.m. April 4. Advance orders are being taken for pascha bread, nut, poppy and apricot rolls. Please call 724-743-0231 by March 15.

Children’s Choir concert

South Hills Children’s Choir hosts the annual “Bridges of Song” from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 21 at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 905 E. McMurray Road, Peters Township, with teaching artist Joy Hirokawa, director of the Bel Canto Youth Choir.

Joined by the Pittsburgh Youth Chorus, Pittsburgh Girls Choir and Giovani Voci, South Hills Children’s Choir shares a day of choral singing and camaraderie open to all local youth. A healthy lunch will be provided by Heisler’s Market, Trader Joe’s, Eat’n Park, Starbucks – McMurray, Chick-fil-A and local bakeries.

The day concludes with a free performance conducted by Hirokawa. Choristers will learn American sign language in “Can You Hear Me?” by Bob Chilcott, recount World War II memories in “Homeland” by Randall Stroope and enjoy a new work by Hirokawa.

Oldies dance

The final Friends of South Park oldies dance is scheduled from 7 to 11 p.m. March 28 at the Home Economics Building in South Park, behind the Allegheny County Police station.

The cost is $30 per person and includes a fully catered dinner by Cyd West. DJs will be Candy and Mike from WEDO-AM.

For tickets, contact Sharon Adams at sadams6528@verizon.net or 412-897-2403.

Photo salon in Mt. Lebanon

A Photo Salon open house is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. March 29 on the upper floor of the Mt. Lebanon Recreation Center.

The best images submitted this year by the members of the Photo Section, Academy of Science and Art of Pittsburgh, will be on display. Judges will award prizes to the top photographs in 12 categories.

Club members will be present to answer questions about their photographs and the club. For more information, visit www.Pghphoto.org.

Passover seniors lunch

A Passover seniors lunch is scheduled for noon March 31 at Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road, Mt. Lebanon.

Featured will be a model seder and a talk on ethics in medicine. Suggested donation is $5. The venue is wheelchair-accessible.

Please pre-register at barb@chabadsh.com or by calling 412-278-2658.

Fabric Fair

The Salvation Army Greater Pittsburgh Women’s Auxiliary will hold its 33rd annual Fabric Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 4 at Pittsburgh Temple Worship and Service Center, 1060 McNeilly Road, Pittsburgh. Parking will be available at Keystone Oaks high school and middle school. A shuttle to the event will be available. For more information, call the Salvation Army at 412-446-1500 or email Marilyn Dehuff at 412-835-3162.

Show and Sell

Show and Sell: A Spring Pop-up Market, presented by Handmade Arcade, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 25 at Construction Junction, 214 N. Lexington St., Point Breeze.

As part of its 16th anniversary as Pittsburgh’s first and largest independent craft fair, Handmade Arcade is presenting 30 aspiring crafters right where it all began in 2004.

Handmade products, goods and wares for sale will include jewelry and accessories, home decor, fashion and clothing, bath and body products, posters and prints, original artwork in a variety of media and children’s products.

For more information, visit www.handmadearcade.org.

Kids in the Kitchen

Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road, Mt. Lebanon, will host Kids in the Kitchen for children ages 4 to 11 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. April 23 and 30, and May 7 and 14. Cost is $40.

Children will learn to cook Jewish holiday favorites, plus they will have one-on-one instruction on Hebrew Alef-Bet and reading.

To register, visit www.chabadsh.com/cooking, email mussie@chabadsh.com or call 412-344-2424.

McMurray Lions scholarship

The McMurray Lions Club awards a $1,000 scholarship for high school students each year, based on academic performance, involvement in community service, letters of recommendation and the student’s response to an essay question.

The scholarship is open to all graduating Peters Township High School seniors. Applications can be obtained at the high school guidance office. Deadline to apply is May 1.

Libraries

Mt. Lebanon

• Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society, 1 p.m. March 16. Jim Stuber presents “The Path to Mt. Lebanon: Stories Discovered from Genealogy Research,” highlights of the genealogy research projects he’s done in return for a donation to the Historical Society of Mt. Lebanon, plus a few from his own family’s history.

• Mosses and Moss Gardening, 7 p.m. March 16.

Learn how native mosses can be used in the garden, how to collect mosses and the ecology of mosses with Phipps Garden Center speaker Cyndi Fink.

• Mildred Pierce Movie and Discussion, 6:30 p.m. March 18. Elaine Wertheim presents a screening of the 1945 film noir “Mildred Pierce,” starring Joan Crawford. The event ties into the April 20 Laura Lippman author talk, as Lippman paid homage to “Mildred Pierce” writer James Cain in her book “Sunburn.”

• Ornamental Grasses, 1 p.m. March 21. Phipps Garden Center speaker Carol Chernega will teach you how to incorporate the natural grace and beauty of ornamental grasses in your garden. Planting and care requirements will be covered, along with grass selection.

Bridgeville

• A Local Author Fair is scheduled for March 18 at Bridgeville Public Library, 505 McMillen St.

The event, co-sponsored by South Fayette Township Library, features Theresa Brown, Carrie DiRisio, Rebecca Drake, David Finoli, Melanie Linn Gutkowski, Lori Jakiela, Quelcy Kogel, Meredith Miletti, Chad Shannon, Paula Reed Ward and Thomas White.

The program begins at 6 p.m. An author panel is from 6:30 to 7:30 and author meet-and-greet from 7:30 to 8:30.

Light refreshments will be provided. Registration at 412-221-3737 is appreciated.

Upper St. Clair

• Monday Movies: 6:30 p.m. March 17 in the training room. Featured is the 2019 Rupert Goold film “Judy,” with Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland. Set in late 1968 and early 1969, Judy portrays Garland hustling in swinging London after successfully securing an engagement in “Talk of the Town.” Behind the scenes, her tumultuous life continues, battling with her manager and her ex-husband.

• CPR Certification, 7 p.m. March 17 in the library multipurpose room. Students will learn the critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrive. Students who complete this class will receive certification from the American Heart Association. Cost is $50 per person. Payment is due at the time of the event.. Please make checks payable to Tri-Community South EMS. Cash also is accepted.

• Understanding Hospice Care, 7 p.m. March 23 in the library multipurpose room. Amedisys Hospice supports patients during their end-of-life journey, providing a patient-centered atmosphere to help physically, emotionally and spiritually. Join Shaye Dykins and her team to learn about the work they do, and how you can make a difference in the lives of hospice patients by volunteering.

• WOW Book Discussion Group, 7 p.m. March 24 in the library multipurpose room. Women of Words is a Tuesday evening discussion group that meets on selected months throughout the year. This month’s selection is “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly.

• Reimagining Books: A Crafting Afternoon, 2 p.m. March 26 in the library multipurpose room. Participants learn how to repurpose damaged or unusable books into something imaginative and beautiful. No prior preparation is needed. A $2 donation is suggested to help cover the cost of supplies.

• Accepting Our Neighbors, 7 p.m. March 26 in the training room. The group is dedicated to exploring and understanding the diversity that makes our community unique.

• Deciphering Body Language, 7 p.m. March 30 in the library multipurpose room. Let certified body language trainer Lauren Tan teach you how to build and maintain positive relationships, interact purposefully with people and read the unspoken signals that make up so much of human communication.

Please register for the programs at www.twpusc.org or by calling 412-835-5540.

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