St. David’s Neighborhood Memory Café will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 4 at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 905 E. McMurray Road, Peters Township. The topic will be the differences between CBD and Capaiba Essential Oil. Sponsors are doTerra Essential Oils and Kindred Hospice. The meeting is open to the public. Email email@example.com for more information.
Open Mic Night
Musicians, songwriters and poets, as well as audience members, are invited to attend the “Artists At Atonement Open Mic” at the Church of the Atonement at 618 Washington Ave. in Carnegie on Sunday, Jan. 5, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. This is a BYOB event so feel free to enjoy the performances with either beer or wine. Performers should come about 20 minutes early to sign up.
Addiction Ministry presentation
The Substance Addiction Ministry of St. Louise de Marillac and St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church will present speaker Tracy Plevel, director of development for Gateway Rehab, at 7 p.m. Jan. 7. She will talk about the recently formed Hope Fund, which was created through a partnership with the Addiction Recovery Ministry and Gateway Rehabilitation to aid those transitioning from Gateway’s inpatient program to an aftercare plan.
The presentation will take place in the lower level of LeGras Hall, next to St. Louise de Marillac Catholic Church, 320 McMurray Road, Upper St. Clair. All are welcome.
The Upper St. Clair Performing Arts Department presents a series of concerts and performances by students of all ages. All start at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public:
Jan. 8 – Elementary Combined Choral Concert, high school theater;
Jan. 15 – Combined Strings Concert, high school theater.
Square Dancing Fun
Peanut Squares Square Dance Club is sponsoring square dance lessons for $4 per night. The group meets Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 9 at Southminster Presbyterian Church at 799 Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon. No experience, costumes or partner required. Kids from 9 to 90 welcomed. Refreshments will be served. For more information call Ann at 412-563-0559, or call or text Paul at 412-735-2423.
South Hills Coin Club
The monthly meeting of the South Hills Coin Club will be held at 8 p.m. Jan. 14 at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park. Members and the general public are invited.
This month’s program will be on proof sets. A 50/50 will be offered and children’s prizes awarded. Applications are being accepted for membership. For more information, call 724-984-6611.
Chabad of the South Hills Jewish Center in Mt. Lebanon presents “A Magical Evening With World-Renowned Master Illusionist Ilan Smith” on Jan. 26 at the Carnegie Stage, 25 W. Main St., Carnegie. The show starts at 7:45.
Dinner for a Dollar
Community of Christ, 3472 South Park Road in Bethel Park will hold a “dinner for a dollar” spaghetti dinner Thursday, Jan. 9 from 5-7 p.m. The church will be serving spaghetti, bread and rolls, fresh garden salad, and desserts. The church accepts donations of $1 per person or $3 per family, although it is not required. No reservations needed. No take out will be available, including desserts.
Call 412-805-7194 for more information or to volunteer to set up for the dinner on Jan. 8 or to serve on Jan. 9. All dinners are held the second Thursday of each month except July and December.
Square dance lessons
Square dance lessons will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Jan. 9 at Southminster Church, 799 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Singles or couples are welcome. No experience is necessary. Admission is $4.
For more information, call Ken at 412-835-8391 or Ann 412-563-0559.
Retired Men’s Luncheon Group
The Retired Men’s Luncheon Group invites retirees to its lunch at noon Jan. 16 at Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road in Pleasant Hills. Following lunch, Thomas Jefferson High School students Mara and Casey Lako will play violin and guitar arrangements of songs from the Beatles to modern contemporary music. The cost for lunch is $8 and payable at the door. Please reserve your lunch by calling the church office at 412-655-2000, option 0.
Auditions for Sleeping Beauty
The Carnegie Performing Arts Center is holding auditions for the charming ballet Sleeping Beauty based on the famous fairytale first penned by Charles Perrault and later by the Brothers Grimm. Performances will be at the newly-renovated Andrew Carnegie Music Hall in March. Director Monica Ryan choreographs the production and rehearsals will take place on Saturday afternoons. Ages 5-12 are invited to audition at 1 p.m., ages 13 and up are invited to audition at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the studios of the Carnegie Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Main St. in Carnegie. For more information call the school at 412-279-8887 or access the web site at www.carnegieperformingartscenter.com.
Senior luncheon, movie matinee
Mt. Lebanon Recreation will host a senior luncheon and movie matinee Jan. 21 on the second floor of the recreation center. The program is for senior adults and their guests. Mt. Lebanon residency is not required. At 11 a.m. is a celebration of National Tea Month. Hot lunch buffet and 50/50 raffle is a noon, and a movie on the big screen from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Please preregister. Walk-ins are not encouraged and will only be accepted if space permits. A late fee is charged. Fee is $7, due the Friday before the luncheon. Call 412-343-3409 for more information.
Temple Emanuel in Mt. Lebanon will host “Scam Jam,” a fraud information event for seniors, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 21.
The free event will feature take-home resources and guest speakers from the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities, state Office of Attorney General and Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office, along with games of “fraud bingo” with prizes.
“Scam Jam” is organized through the Department of Banking and Securities’ Investor Education and Consumer Outreach Office. Registration is encouraged at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone planning to make 2020 the year to conquer clutter, register to attend Get Organized for Good at the Peters Township Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10-11 a.m. Certified Professional Organizer and President of Discovering Organizing Jill Yesko will provide step-by-step de-cluttering and organization instruction. Yesko will share Pittsburgh resources for recycling, selling and donating household items, as well as methods to simplify the home. Register for this free program at ptlibrary.org/events or call 724-941-9430 ext. 1.
Enjoy contests and speakers while losing weight for $5 per month with TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 475, which is celebrating its 50 anniversary this year. The group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Carnegie United Methodist Church, 415 Washington Ave., Carnegie. Weigh-ins are at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call Francis at 412-818-7489.
Saint Elizabeth Elementary School, 1 Grove Place, Baldwin Borough, will host its annual Catholic Schools Week Open House on Jan. 26. The Catholic Schools Week Opening Liturgy will be at 10:30 a.m., followed by a pizza party in the school cafeteria from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The Open House Preschool- 8th grade will take place from 12:15-1:30 p.m. For additional information, call Saint Elizabeth School at 412-881-2958.
St. Elizabeth Preschool, located at 1 Grove Place in Baldwin, is holding a preschool preview “Planting the Seeds of Learning” where preschool parents and children can experience the school’s hands-on approach to learning. The event will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 in its preschool classrooms. The staff will be there to welcome visitors and answer any questions. RSVP by calling 412-881-2958 or emailing email@example.com to reserve a spot. The event will be rescheduled to Feb. 6 in the event of inclement weather.
St. Elizabeth Kindergarten, located at 1 Grove Place in Baldwin, will hold its “Kindergarten Connection” from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 when kindergarten parents and children can experience the fun of the program through learning center activities. RSVP by calling 412-881-2958 to reserve a spot, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The event will be rescheduled to Feb. 6 in the event of inclement weather.
Anniversary coin show
The South Hills Coin Club will hold its 60th anniversary coin show on Feb. 1 and 2 at Crowne Plaza Suites Pittsburgh South, 164 Fort Couch Road, Bethel Park. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 724-984-6611.