Genealogy Society of Southwestern Pennsylvania will host Elissa Scalise Powell, Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer, at 2 p.m. April 21, at Citizens Library, 55 S. College Street, Washington. During her lecture, “Deeper Analysis: Techniques for Successful Problem Solving,” Powell will discuss The Genealogical Proof Standard that states that analysis and correlation of data is necessary. What techniques are best? Spreadsheets, timelines, maps, charts are just a few that will be discussed. The program is free. For more information, email email@example.com.
The Association of University People (AUP) is looking for single, four-year college graduates over 50 to join the group for monthly dinners and social gatherings. Upcoming events include: Brunch at the German Club/Teutonia Mannerchor, North Side, 11:30 a.m. April 22, RSVP to Bill at 412-657-7485; Bridge at The Galleria of Mt. Lebanon, 1:45 p.m. April 24; “Elixir of Love” opera at the Benedum Center, 7 p.m. April 24, call Bill for tickets at 412-657-7485; Scrabble at The Galleria of Mt. Lebanon, 2 p.m. April 27. For more information, call 412 734 8445 or visit www.aupsinglespittsburgh.org.
FLEA MARKETS/CRAFT FAIRS
St. Valentine’s Women’s Guild will hold its annual spring flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 21 in Frawley Hall, 2710 Ohio Street, Bethel Park. The event will feature 75 vendors, a hot lunch, homemade bake sale, 50/50 raffle, free admission and free parking.
A Spring Rummage-Recycling Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair. The sale will be closed from noon to 12:30 for lunch followed by a bag and half-price sale. There will be a boutique offering better items. Collection day will be April 27, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.westminster-church.org or call 412-835-6630.
Food Allergy Heroes Walk
Food Allergy Research & Education’s (FARE) Food Allergy Heroes Walk will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Pittsburgh Zoo. The event celebrates the everyday heroes in our community – families, educators, health professionals, emergency responders, food workers and more – whose dedication helps keep the 15 million Americans with food allergies safe. To register or donate, visit www.foodallergywalk.org.
The Modern Matchmaker, Inc. will hold Professional Singles: Cocktails & Connections at 6 p.m. April 26 at The Yard at The Galleria of Mt. Lebanon. A $10 fee includes admission, cash bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds benefit The Lions Club Humanitarian Projects. For tickets, visit https://professional-connections.eventbrite.com.
Pet Search will host a spaghetti dinner from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the Mount Pleasant Township Volunteer Fire Company, 106 Main Street, Hickory. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children age 6 and under. For information, call 724-228-7335 or visit www.petsearchpa.org.
March for Babies
March for Babies will be held on April 22, on Pittsburgh’s North Shore outside of Heinz Field. On-site registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the 5K walk kicking off at 9:30. To sign up, visit marchforbabies.org. Registration opens at 7 a.m. followed by the run at 8. Register for the run at runforbabies.org.
Designer purse bingo
Holy Child Columbiettes Designer Purse Bingo will be held on Sunday, April 22, at the Bridgeville Fire Hall, 370 Commercial Street. Doors open at 11 a.m., and early bird games start at 12:30 p.m. Bingo begins at 1. A Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle are also planned. Admission is $25 per person. For tickets, contact Marcy Schott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-608-5000.
Comedy show benefit
The Myasthenia Gravis Association of Western PA will hold its fourth annual Comedy For A Cause to benefit the organization’s free patient support services. The event will be held on Saturday, April 28, at the Sokol Club Banquet Hall, 2912 East Carson Street, South Side. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A buffet dinner will be served at 7 followed by the show at 8. In addition to entertainment from three comedians — John Evans, Jeff Konkle and Mike Sasson — the evening will feature silent and live auctions, a basket raffle and more. Admission is $40 and includes dinner. A cash bar will be available. Tickets to the comedy show only are $20 per person. To purchase tickets, visit www.slapsticksproductions.com or call MGA at 412-566-1545.
Bark for Life
American Cancer Society’s Bark for Life & Vendor Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28, in the Museum Building, South Park. Canines and their owners are welcome to walk in the park, view demonstrations and visit vendors. At 12:30 p.m., members of the Broughton Fire Department will be supporting the 6th annual Bone Drop Raffle by dropping 1,000 bones from the bucket of a ladder truck, with the help of a cancer survivor, to determine the winner of the raffle. Registration is $25 per dog at can be done at www.relayforlife.org/barksouthhillspa or by calling 412-919-1121.
The South Hills Home Show will be held April 20-22 at the Cool Springs Sports Complex. Show hours are 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The show will feature more than 100 exhibits, demonstrations and how-to clinics. Andy Amrhein will offer home remodeling advice at 2 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday, Doug Oster will share the secrets of successful organic gardening at 2 p.m. Throughout the show, chainsaw sculptor Bill Schaudt will create one-of-a-kind works of art. Humane Animal Rescue will sell pet supplies and have cats available for adoption. A representative of Healthy Pet Products will discuss pet nutrition at 11 a.m. Saturday. Admisison to the show is free all three days, compliments of Humane Animal Rescue. For more information, visit www.SouthHillsHomeShow.com.
Healthy Kids Day
Spencer Y, Bethel Park, will hold Healthy Kids Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 21. This free community event will feature active play and educational activities for kids. Meet the Krueger Family, John Henry and his brother Cole, world champion skaters and celebrate John Henry’s silver medal winning performance at the 2018 Winter Olympics. There will also be special activities from the staff and the opportunity to use the pools and facility. New York Life will make free child ID’s and provide information on school savings plans. There will be free oral cancer screenings and dental health information from South Hills Dental Arts and Bridge to Home Animal Rescue will have adoptable pets. Kids can try hockey for free on the ice rink at 4. For a complete schedule of events, visit ymcaofpittsburgh.org/spencer or call 412-347-6565.
The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh will hold a Star Party on Saturday, April 21, at Mingo Creek Park Observatory, located in Mingo Creek Park, Mansion Hill Extension, past Shelter 10. Safe solar observing will occur at 6 p.m.; night sky observing will be at approximately 8:15, weather permitting. Planetarium presentations occur rain or shine. There is no charge for this event, but donations are accepted. For information, call 724-348-6150 or visit www.3ap.org.
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation will offer the following tours in April:
• Free tours at the Old Allegheny County Jail Museum at 440 Ross Street, Pittsburgh, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays. Tours take 30 minutes, with the last tour leaving at 12:30. Reservations are not required. For information, visit http://phlf.org/event/self-guided-tours-old-allegheny-county-jail-51.
• South Side Walking Tour, noon to 1:30 p.m. April 29. Stroll through the vibrant commercial and residential heart of Pittsburgh’s South Side and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the East Carson Street City Historic District designation. See colorful, adaptable buildings and religious structures that are a testament to the diverse immigrant population that was attracted to the South Side when glass, iron and steel factories operated on riverfront land. This tour is on relatively flat land. Meeting and ending location: Cindy Esser Plaza at the corner of East Carson and 12 Streets. Cost is $15 for members and $40 for non-members (includes a one-year complimentary membership in PHLF. Advance paid reservations are required by April 24. To learn more, visit http://phlf.org/event/south-side-walking-tour.
For information and reservations, call 412-471-5808 ext. 527 or email email@example.com.
Pittsburgh Opera concludes its 2017-18 season with Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore — The Elixir of Love,” a romantic comedy about a traveling medicine show huckster who claims to possess a love potion. Pittsburgh Opera will be performing a sunny 1950s-style production that’s new to Pittsburgh, complete with Vespa scooters and a hot air balloon. On stage April 21, 24, 27 and 29, adult tickets start at $12, with children’s tickets for those ages 18 and under starting at $6. For tickets and information, visit www.pittsburghopera.org.
Earth Day celebration
An Earth Day Celebration will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. April 22, at the Community & Recreation Center, Upper St. Clair. Meet in the main lobby to learn how to load the iNaturalist App onto your smartphone using wifi available in the C&RC. Next, move to the Pavilion in the park where USC CLS members will be on hand to lead and show how to identify species in the park. Practice taking photos on your phone and uploading them to the iNaturalist site for the following weeks’ City Nature Challenge. Finally, celebrate Earth Day with a free pizza party.
Earth Day event
Peters Township Parks & Recreation will hold Celebrate the Lake from 1 to 4 p.m. April 22, near the shelter at Peters Lake Park. All-day activities include: Wildlife Show & Tell, Fun with Fly Fishing, Backpacking Basics, Nature Scavenger Hunt and Upcycled Plant Pots with. Intro to Birding will be held from 1 to 2 (bring binoculars). Participants will be given a raffle ticket to win prizes for each session they participate in. Adults can participate in Outdoor Yoga from 2 to 3 at a cost of $5 per person. Bring a yoga mat or towel and register online at www.peterstownship.com or in person at the Community Recreation Center. If signing up at the event, correct change is required.
Chamber Music at Old St. Luke’s presents Academy Baroque Ensemble “Tutto Italiano” at 2 p.m. April 22. There is no charge to attend, but donations are accepted and appreciated. Old St. Luke’s is located at 330 Old Washington Pike, Carnegie. For more information, call 412-969-7072 or visit https://m.facebook.com/ChamberMusicAtOldStLukes.
Chabad of the South Hills, Mt. Lebanon, will hold its annual Women’s Spring event at 6 p.m. April 24. Guest speaker Laurie Lans, a Jewish military officer who has served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, will share how she upheld her traditions and assisted other Jewish soldiers to do the same. A Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Reserve, Lans and her husband, an active duty chaplain, are currently stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. For more information, call 412-278-2658.
Westminster Book Group will meet from noon to 1 p.m. April 25, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair. Discuss “Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwanda Holocaust” by Immaculee Ilibagiza. Bring a brown bag lunch. For more information, visit www.westminster-church.org or call 412-835-6630.
The Daffodil and Hosta Society of Western Pennsylvania’s 2018 Pittsburgh Annual Daffodil Show will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28, at the ShadySide Academy Senior School Ice Rink, 423 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh. Exhibitors can enter cut daffodil blooms from 4 to 10 p.m. April 27 (recommended), or from 6 to 7:45 a.m. April 28. Potted daffodils and hostas will be available for purchase. There is no fee to attend the event. For information and a complete schedule of events, email Stephen Plato at firstname.lastname@example.org. The next show will be the Annual Hosta Show set for June 2 at Soergel Orchards, 2573 Brandt School Rd, Wexford, off Route 79.
Pittsburgh South Hills Elks Lodge 2213, located at 2789 South Park Road, Bethel Park, will hold a card party on April 28. Doors open at 11 a.m. Tickets are $20; Visa, Mastercard and Discover cards are accepted. For tickets, call 412-831-0616.
The South Park Historical Society presents The Fabulous Hub Caps, a live rock n’ roll show, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. May 5, at the Library Fire Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. Open seating tickets are $35; limited front row reserved seats are $50. For tickets, call Joan Lane at 412-835-0946. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Nutrition for teens
WROC at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair, will offer Nutrition and Wellness for Tweens and Teens from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 24, for girls ages 11-14. Kathy Parry, nutritionist, author and mom, will discuss the confusing world of food choices with fun activities, recipes and healthy snack samples. Parents will be invited to join the last 15 minutes of the class to encourage open communication and to enjoy exercises with their daughter. For more information, visit wroc.westminster-church.org or call Kathy Long at 412-835-6630.
St. Clair Hospital will conduct a free vein screening from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5 at St. Clair Hospital Outpatient Center – Peters Township, 3928 Washington Road, McMurray. The screening will be conducted by interventional radiologist Benjamin Karlberg, M.D. Light refreshments will be served. To schedule an appointment, call 412-942-8414.
• Earth Day at the Library, 2 to 3:30 p.m. April 21, for all ages. Upcycle by turning plastic water bottles into plant pots, decorate then plant a seed.
• Listen Locally with C Street Brass – A Birthday Bash for the Carnegie Carnegie, 2 p.m. April 29.
• S.T.E.A.M. and Snack, 4 to 5:30 p.m. April 23. DIY crafting and a snack.
For more, visit www.carnegiecarnegie.org. Register at 412-276-3456.
• 3D Printer Lab, 5:30 to 8 p.m. April 23, for grades 3 and up. Work with a staff member or teen tech committee member to design an object using Tinkercad to print on the 3D printer. Call the children’s desk to sign up for a 30-minute time slot. This class is for students who have taken Intro to 3D Printing. Register.
• Create Your Own Backyard Wildlife Habitat, 2 p.m. April 22, for grades K-4 with their families. Learn how to attract birds, insects and other wildlife to your yard. Award-winning wildlife photographer and public speaker Doris Dumrauf will share her knowledge and images then sell and sign her books “Create Your Own Backyard Wildlife Habitat” and “Common Backyard Birds.” Register.
• Harry Potter Hogwarts School Kitchen of the Arts, 6:30 p.m. April 24, for fourth- through eighth-graders. Concoct delicacies from Hogwarts, including butter beer. Space is limited. Registration required.
For more, visit www.bethelparklibrary.org. Register at 412-835-2207.
• A Night of Dancing and Music with Mansfield 5, 7 to 10 p.m. April 28, at Sygan SNPJ Lodge, 540 3rd Ave., Bridgeville. Doors open at 6. Tickets at $25 per person or $40 per couple are on sale at Bridgeville library.
• Introduction to Reiki, 6:30 p.m. April 24. Learn the five steps to healing and becoming emotionally free using Reiki (energy healing), essential oils and belief work. Register online.
• Blue Heron Nature Skills: Intro to the Carrot Family, 6 p.m. April 25. Register online for this monthly series led by Jen Dalke.
For more, visit bridgevillelibrary.org.
• Special Event: Candy Bar Bingo, 6 p.m. April 20. The first game begins at 6:45. Each family is asked to bring a king-size candy bar to help with the winning prizes for the bingo games. There will also be food, raffles and more. Admission and all bingo games are free; all proceeds from the sale of food and raffles will go to the library.
• Cooking Fun, 6:30 p.m. April 24, for children, tweens and teens. Registration is required to make sure enough supplies are purchased.
• AARP Driver Safety Class, 1 to 5 p.m. April 23 and 24, for those age 55 and older. Cost of this two-day class is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.
For more, visit castleshannonlibrary.org.
• Non-Fiction Book Club, 2 p.m. April 23. Discuss “Post Truth” by Ralph Keyes.
• Madcap Monday: Things That Blow Up, April 23. Children in grades 5-8 meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Grades 2-4 meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sign up by calling the Children’s Desk 724-745-1308.
• Spanish Story Time, 11:15 a.m. April 24, for preschool-aged children.
For more, visit www.franksarrislibrary.org. Register at 724-745-1308.
Mt. Lebanon Library Garden Volunteers Meet & Greet, 2 p.m. April 21. Meet the volunteer garden crew, tour the gardens, and learn about what the gardeners do and how you can join. Jobs include planting, weeding, mulching, pruning, watering, cleanup and assisting with garden programs.
For information, visit www.mtlebanonlibrary.org.
• SPARK Science, 4 to 4:45 p.m. April 19, for tweens in grades 4-6.
• Family Movie Night, 6:45 p.m. April 19. Featured film is “Wonder” (PG).
• BBB Secure Your ID Day Shredding Event, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21, in the library parking lot.
• Adulting 101: Show Me the Money! Budgeting Basics, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. April 21, for ages 16-25. Refreshments provided.
• Mystery Book Club, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. April 24
For more, visit www.ptlibrary.org.
• Adult Color Time, 2 to 3 p.m. April 27. Supplies provided.
• Teen Book Discussion: Feed, 4 to 6 p.m. April 18. Talk about technology, algorithms, marketing and advertising through a discussion of M.T. Anderson’s young adult sci-fi novel “Feed.” Snacks provided. Register.
• Book Discussion for Adults, 3 to 4 p.m. April 19. Discuss “Cold Mountain” by Charles Frazier.
• Scott Writers Circle for Adults, 6 to 7 p.m. April 19. All levels welcome. Work on writing prompts together, read each other’s work, and offer writerly advice. Light snacks provided. Register.
For more, visit www.scottlibrary.org. Register online or call 412-429-5380.
• Coloring for Adults, 6 p.m. Tuesdays.
• Kids in Motion, 10:30 a.m. April 18 and 25, for children ages 2-6 and their caregivers. Wear clothing suitable for active motion.
• Mosaic Stepping Stones, 7 p.m. April 18, for adults only. Repurpose old dishes and give them new life as a stepping stone. Cost is $5 per person. Register and pay in advance at the circulation desk.
For more, visit southfayettelibrary.org. Register online or call 412-257-8660.
Suffrage and Sappho: 75 Years of Wonder Woman! At noon on April 25. Free snacks.
For more, visit www.southparklibrary.org. Register at 412-833-5585.
Upper St. Clair
• Ethical Investing, 7 p.m. April 21. Learn about socially responsible investing and find out how to ensure your investments support your values. Free. Register.
• Chinese Paper Cutting, 7 p.m. April 23, featuring renowned artists from China. Learn the history of this centuries-old technique, and have your portrait done in cut paper. Free. Register.
• WOW (Women of Words) Book Group, 7 p.m. April 24, in the Children’s Storytime Room. Copies of discussion groups are available in the library. Read the book prior to the meeting.
• Yarn Works, 7 p.m. April 24. Make your own projects and share your talents.
For more, visit www.twpusc.org. Register online or call 412-835-5540.
Rev. Cathy Peternel will offer a free grief and loss seminar from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, April 18-May 23, in the McNary Conference Center at Canonsburg Hospital, 100 Medical Blvd. To reserve a seat, call 724-745-6100 ext. 4118.
Our Lady of Grace Parish, Scott, will conduct a bereavement support series for men, women or teens dealing with the loss of a family member or friend due to death in recent months or years. Sessions are held at Rutkowski Religious Education Center, 1730 Bower Hill Road. The group will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, April 25, and May 9 and 23. For more information or to preregister, call 412-279-7070, or Paula Elliott, bereavement facilitator, at 412-279-6560.
Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group will meet from noon to 1 p.m. April 26, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair, for caregivers of someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. There is no charge to attend. For more information, visit www.westminster-church.org or call 412-835-6630.
Rev. Cathy Peternel will host dinners at 6 p.m. Fridays, April 27 and May 18, in the McNary Conference Center at Canonsburg Hospital, 100 Medical Blvd., for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Cost is $8 per dinner. To make a reservation, call 724-745-6100 ext. 4118.
Spencer Family Y, Bethel Park, will offer Absolute Beginning Yoga free to members and guests, from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. April 29, in its Mind Body Studio. Instructor Levi Redcross will discuss the principles of yoga and what it means to be connected to the breath. All levels are welcome. For more information, call 412-347-6565.
Peters Township Recreation Center offers Back to Basics: Keep Fit for Life from 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays or 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays. This all-ages workout combines low impact cardio, strength training, balance, core work and yoga. Cost is $50 for members and $75 for non-members. To learn more, stop by the Rec Center or visit www.peterstownship.com.
Westminster Recreation & Outreach Center at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair, offers the following fitness classes:
• Aerobics and Strength Training, Barre – Pilates Fusion, Cardio Strength Fusion, Flow Yoga, Total Body Sculpt and Zumba classes are underway.
• Quick Cardio from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays and 7:30 to 8 a.m. Saturdays, through April 24.
• Zumba, 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Saturdays. Drop-in cost is $6 per class.
For more information, visit wroc.westminster- church.org or call 412-835-6630 ext. 200.
LifeSpan Senior Community Centers, in partnership with Community College of Allegheny County, will offer the following classes for adults:
• March classes: Arts and Crafts and Quilting at the Bethel Park Center; Aerobics and Healthy Cooking at the Century III Mall Center; Healthy Cooking and Quilting for Charities at the Chartiers Center; Healthy Cooking at the Heritage House Center in Homestead; “Bring Your Own Device” for instruction on use of cellphones, iPads and more at the Mon Valley Center; Chair Exercise at the Steel Valley Center.
• April classes: Boost Your Brain Health, Exploring Your Family History, Fraud Prevention and Walking for Wellness Indoors at the Imperial Center.
Call for reservations. Center phone numbers can be found online at www.lifespanpa.org, or call LifeSpan’s main office at 412-464-1300 to locate your neighborhood center.