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.
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.
AUP monthly dinners, events
The Association of University People/AUP is inviting single, four-year college graduates over 50 to join them for monthly dinners and meet at various social spots and gatherings. Interested individuals are welcome to attend activities. For more information call Mark at 412-939-0656.
Jan. 9 – Dinner at the Pittsburgh University Hilton Garden Inn at The Garden Grille & Bar. 3454 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. RSVP to Mark at 412-939-0656.
Jan. 10 and 24 – Scrabble at the Galleria Mall in Mt. Lebanon – 1 p.m. in the area near Anthropologie. RSVP to Rina at 412-341-8009.
Jan. 19 – Brunch at Shiloh Grill on Mt.Washington — 11:30 a.m. 123 Shiloh St., Pittsburgh, PA 15211. RSVP to Bill at 412-657-7485.
Jan. 20 – Lunch at Casbah in Shadyside – 1 p.m. 229 S. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206. RSVP to Liv at 412-580-3957 (cell or text) by Jan. 19.
Jan. 22 – Bridge at the Galleria Mall in Mt. Lebanon – 2-5 p.m. Meet outside of Panera Bread. Call Bill at 412-657-7485 to reserve a chair.
Jan. 28 – Dinner at DiPietro’s Ristorante in West View – 6 p.m. 412 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15229. RSVP to Bill at 412-657-7485.
Seeking Female Veterans
Are you a woman who has served in the any branch of the U.S. military: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard? The local chapter of the Women’s Army Corp Veterans’ Association — Army Women United in Pittsburgh is looking for new members for the Keystone Chapter 120.
The next meeting is at 11 a.m. Jan. 11 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh for both chapter business and a social gathering. The group welcomes all female veterans, regardless of branch, retired or active duty. For information on the meetings or to arrange for ride sharing from the South Hills, contact Chris at 412-833-1452.
Women’s Club meeting
The next meeting of the South Hills Women’s Club will be held at 8 p.m. Jan. 13 at Vanadium Woods 50 Vanadium Road, Bridgeville. A representative from The Frick Pittsburgh will speak about our local museum and share information about the 1893 World Exposition in Chicago and detail how it ties to Pittsburgh. Those interested in joining the group or attending the meeting should call Susan at 412-257-1057.
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.
The Women’s Business Network’s mission is to provide personal and professional resources to advance the presence of aspiring and successful businesswomen. Visit www.wbninc.com for more information.
Local area meetings are open to local women professionals and entrepreneurs.
The McMurray Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. generally on the first and third Wednesdays at The Bowling Alley at the Meadows, 210 Racetrack Road, North Strabane. This month’s meeting is Jan. 15. Contact Rachelle Hudak at 412-997-4766.
The Washington Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays at Panera Bread, 108 Trinity Point Drive, South Strabane. This month’s meetings are Jan. 8 and 22. Contact Vicki Pinkney at 724-909-7032.
The Mt. Lebanon Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays at Panera Bread in the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon, 1500 Washington Road. This month’s meetings are Jan. 14 and 28. Contact Marlene Will-Knapp at 412-833-9279.
The South Hills Chapter meets at 8 a.m. generally on the first and third Thursdays at Sylvan Learning Center, 100 Siena Drive. Upper St. Clair. This month’s meeting is Jan. 16. Contact Kim Spierto at 412-831-7876.
Bethel Woman’s Club to Meet
The Bethel Woman’s Club has its first meeting for the 2020 year scheduled for Jan. 15 at the South Hills Elks Lodge, 2789 South Park Road in Bethel Park. There will be a social gathering at 11:30 a.m. with lunch served at noon. Information on reservations can be found by calling Pat, 412-831-1861. Checks for the luncheon must be received no later than Jan. 10. The featured speaker will be Theresa Zamagias from Damsel in Distress, presenting information on how to manage your personal safety. All South Hills women are invited to attend. Sarris candy bars will be available with profits benefiting both Meals on Wheels and SHIM.
Chinese Buffet Dinner
South Hills Community Baptist Church is hosting a Chinese buffet dinner Jan. 25 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. The menu features: egg rolls, chicken fried rice, cheese dumplings, egg drop soup, potato wedges, steamed rice and dessert. Additionally, a bake sale will also be held. A donation of $10 per person is suggested. All proceeds go to the South Hills Community Baptist Church. The Church is located on the corner of Old Washington Road and Route 19 in Upper St. Clair.
Get Organized for Good
If you plan to make 2020 your year to conquer clutter, register to attend Get Organized for Good, scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Jan. 25 at Peters Township Public Library.
Jill Yesko, certified professional organizer and president of Discovering Organizing, will provide step-by-step decluttering and organization instruction. She will share Pittsburgh resources for recycling, selling and donating your household items, as well as sure-fire methods to simplify your home.
Register for the free program at ptlibrary.org/events or call 724.941.9430, ext. 1.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Lungs at Work is launching a new option for black lung testing, and all area coal miners are invited to participate. The session runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 28 at the UMWA at 20 N. Main St. in Ellsworth. Miners from around the area can attend for health assessments, pulmonary screenings, pulse oximetry testing and benefits counseling and assistance with federal Black Lung applications. Appointments are required so call Lungs at Work at 724-941-1650 to schedule an appointment. Attendees should bring their health insurance card.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.