Mt. Lebanon recycling

Environmental is offering an electronic items disposal service to the residents and businesses of Mt. Lebanon.

Most electronic devices will be recycled free of charge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at the public works yard, 1250 Lindendale Drive, off Cedar Boulevard.

Peters Creek Historical Society

The Peters Creek Historical Society welcomes guest speakers Dick Gaetano and Rob Throckmorton to its meeting scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26 in the social room of Wrights United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Road, Peters Township.

Both speakers are fellow coin club members and will present a program on the commemorative coin celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition into the Louisiana Purchase. The talk will encompass local re-enactment history and a discussion of the coin.

Their program was presented to the National Coin Show held in Pittsburgh this past spring.

The Enoch Wright House, headquarters of the society, will be open for tours from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 25. For more information, visit peterscreekhistoricalsociety.org.

AUP events

The Association of University People has scheduled area events:

• Scrabble at the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon, 1 p.m. Aug. 23. RSVP to Rina at 412-341-8009.

• Happy Hour at McCormick & Schmick’s, 301 Fifth Ave., Downtown Pittsburgh, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 13. RSVP to Mark at 412-939-0656.

The AUP is looking for single graduates of four-year colleges who are over 50 to join in gatherings. For more information, call Mark at 412-939-0656.

Women’s Business Network

The Women’s Business Network’s mission is to provide personal and professional resources to advance the presence of aspiring and successful businesswomen. Local meetings are scheduled as follows and are open to local women professionals and entrepreneurs:

• The McMurray Chapter will meet at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 21 at the Bowling Alley at the Meadows, 210 Racetrack Road, North Strabane Township. Contact Sallie Dunn at 724-344-3472.

• The Washington Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 14 and 28 at Panera Bread, 108 Trinity Point Drive, South Strabane Township. Contact Vicki Pinkney at 724-909-7032.

• The Mt. Lebanon Chapter meets at 8 a.m. Aug. 13 and 27 at Panera Bread, 1500 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Contact Marlene Will-Knapp at 412-833-9279.

• The South Hills Chapter meets at 8 a.m. Aug. 15 at Sylvan Learning Center, 100 Siena Drive, Upper St. Clair. Contact Kim Spierto at 412-831-7876.

For more information, visit www.wbninc.com.

Back-to-school events at SHIM

South Hills Interfaith Movement will host three back-to-school celebrations to provide more than 700 backpacks, donated by CentiMark Corp., and new school supplies to children in the South Hills.

At the events, children will have the opportunity to choose a new backpack and the school supplies they need for a successful academic year. The schedule:

• 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 12 at Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Ave.

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 16 at SHIM Family Center, 41 Macek Drive, Baldwin Borough

Regardless of income, all students in kindergarten through 12th grades living in these school districts are eligible to receive backpacks and supplies: Baldwin-Whitehall, Bethel Park, Keystone Oaks, Mt. Lebanon, South Park and Upper St. Clair.

South Hills Coin Club

The next meeting of the South Hills Coin Club will be held at 8 p.m. Aug. 13 at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park. All members and the general public are invited.

This month’s program will be on silver coins and tokens. Applications are being accepted for membership. For more information, call 724-984-6611.

Summer festival

Our Lady of Grace Parish in Scott Township, partner parish of St. Bernard’s in Mt. Lebanon, will hosts its annual summer festival Aug. 14-17 at 1734 Bower Hill Road.

Restaurant-prepared meals will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. each day: Bistecca Steakhouse on Wednesday, Cooked Goose Catering on Thursday, the Other Place on Friday and Texas Roadhouse on Saturday. Cost for dinner, drink and dessert is $15.

Following the dinners is live entertainment every night until 10, along with a Kids’ Corner, rides, bingo, games, raffles and festival food.

Hilltoppers of Scott Township

The Hilltoppers of Scott Township, a senior citizens group, will hold its monthly meeting Aug. 14 at Covenant-Community Presbyterian Church, 1630 Greentree Road, Scott Township.

Doors open at 11 a.m. for fellowship. Please bring a brown bag lunch and beverage to eat at noon. The Good Shepherd Church Handbell Musicians will perform. Visitors are welcome, and new members are needed. For information, call 412-341-8640.

Flea market

Bethel Park Recreation’s monthly flea market is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Port Authority Parking Lot on the corner of Brightwood and Lytle roads.

Vendor fees are $10 for Bethel Park residents with used items, $14 for residents with new items and $14 for nonresidents.

The last flea market date for the year is Sept. 21. For more information, call 412-831-1328.

Bethel Park concert

The Bethel Park Community Foundation will host its sixth and final 2019 Dean Streator Concert from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Bethel Park Community Center, featuring the Pittsburgh Banjo Club.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome to benefit the community foundation.

Senior lunch, movie

Mt. Lebanon Recreation will host a senior luncheon and movie matinee on Aug. 20 in Room A at the recreation center, 900 Cedar Blvd.

A presentation on “The Top Ways to Achieve More Wellness” is at 11 a.m., followed by lunch. The movie is from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Senior adults and their adult guests are invited. Mt. Lebanon residency is not required.

Preregistration is requested. Walk-ins are not encouraged and will only be accepted if space permits. A late fee is charged.

Cost is $7, due the Friday before the luncheon. Call 412-343-3409 for more information.

The program is sponsored by Baptist Homes and Providence Point.

Junior Women’s Club

Mt. Lebanon Junior Women’s Club will host a new member social at 7 p.m. Aug. 22.

The club is a social, civic and philanthropic organization.

Guests are encouraged to bring a friend, and food and drinks will be served. For location details, contact Lorraine May at membership@mljwc.com.

Performing arts classes

Registration for dance, theater and piano classes for the Carnegie Performing Arts Center School will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 19-21 at the Carnegie Performing Arts Center Studios, 150 E. Main St.

Classes offered include ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, pre dance, children’s drama, musical theater and piano lessons.

Students at the Carnegie Performing Arts Center School are invited to perform in four full-stage productions during the year: “The Nutcracker,” a Christmas classic taking place for two weekends in December; the charming original ballet of “Sleeping Beauty” in March;, the adventurous dramatic tale of “Treasure Island” in April; and the June school recital.

For information, call 412-279-8887 to request a fall registration packet or visit www.carnegieperformingartscenter.com.

Concordia open house

Concordia of the South Hills is hosting an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 26 at 1300 Bower Hill Road, Mt. Lebanon.

Refreshments will be served in the Harmony Room on the ground floor of the retirement community.

For more information, visit the Coming Events section at www.ConcordiaLM.org. To register or schedule a private tour by phone, call director of marketing Christie Wahlen at 412-294-1351.

Dance classes at Spencer Y

Spencer Family YMCA in Bethel Park is offering a classical ballet and dance . Classes begin Sept. 3 under the direction of Virginia Nicoll, who has specialized in classical ballet training for adults and children for more than 25 years. Her students learn confidence, discipline, musicality and respect for the arts.

Classes include First Steps Ballet, Pre-Ballet, Ballet I, II, III, and Ballet III through IV with Pointe and Kids’ Luigi Jazz. Adult ballet offers both morning and evening classes. Students have performance opportunities plus receive classical training.

Nicoll was artistic director of Southwest Ballet Company and has worked for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and Civic Light Opera Academy, and she specializes in movement for special populations.

For more information, call the YMCA at 412-347-6565 or email vhernandez@ymcapgh.org.

Memory Café

St. David’s Neighborhood Memory Café will continue an educational series on dementia. The next meeting is from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 7 at 905 E. McMurray Road, Peters Township, with the topic “Understanding Dementia” presented by Patricia Tylka, hospice specialist with Kindred Hospice.

The Neighborhood Memory Café is a monthly support group for caregivers and their loved ones. The NMC provides an opportunity to meet and socialize with others experiencing the same journey while providing support and education. The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, contact sue.schmidty@gmail.com.

Addiction support

Life Recovery, a confidential Christian recovery group for any addiction, holds an open meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at South Hills Assembly of God, 2725 Bethel Church Road in Bethel Park.

Family Rescue, support and healing for family members and loved ones negatively impacted by addiction, also meets at 7 p.m., then separates into its own small group.

For more information, call 412-835-8900 or visit www.southhillsag.org.

Support group meeting

The first of three monthly Washington County Autism and Special Education Support Group meetings is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 25 at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 905 E. McMurray Road, Peters Township.

“Understanding the Evaluation and IEP Process” is the September topic, featuring a presentation by the Parent Education and Advocacy Leadership Center to educate parents and families with children who have disabilities and special health care needs.

Registration is required. Visit www.eventbrite.com and search for “Autism Special Ed Parent Group Fall 2019.” Further meetings are scheduled for October and November.

For more information, contact sue.schmidty@gmail.com.

Support series

The St. Bernard/Our Lady of Grace Parish partners in Mt. Lebanon/Scott/Dormont will conduct a bereavement support series for those who have experienced he loss of a loved one in recent months or years.

The sessions are free, open to the public and provide a safe space to talk with others who are grieving. The group will be facilitated by Paula Elliott and held at St. Bernard Church, Fontenay Center, 311 Washington Road, Pittsburgh.

The group will meet on six Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 11 and 25, Oct. 9 and 23, and Nov. 6 and 20. For more information and to preregister, call Tisha Bridges at St. Bernard Church at 412-440-2681 or Paul Elliott at 412-279-6560.

Libraries

Bethel Park

Bethel Park Public Library will hold the following programs:

• Story time in the park will be held at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 13 at Simmons Park and 9:30 a.m. Aug. 20 at Miner’s Park. Come read and play with us while we explore and discover some of Bethel Park’s finest parks. Don’t forget to bring a blanket and some sunscreen. For 2- to- 6-year-olds and their caregivers. No registration necessary.

• Almost Kindergarten program will be held at 1 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 3-26. This one-hour class will teach kindergarten-based concepts and social skills and is intended for those children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2020. This class will be taught by a certified teacher and optional assessment is available throughout the year. Registration is limited. Select only one of the sessions, whichever is more convenient for you and your child. Register beginning Aug. 15 by calling 412-835-2207.

• Toddler Tuesdays will be held Tuesdays, Sept. 3 to Oct. 22 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. This engaging class uses stories, songs, and various activities to foster early literacy skills in young children. For 2- and- 3-year-olds with a caregiver. No registration necessary.

• How to Pay for College program will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 29. Kim McCurdy, a Higher Education Access Partner for PHEAA, will present information on the financial aid application process, what types of aid might be available for students, and strategies to start thinking about affordability before your students get ready to apply for post-secondary school admission. All parents, with any grade level high school student, are encouraged to attend. To register, call 412-835-2207.

Mt. Lebanon

• Salvaging the Fleet: 2 p.m. Aug. 21

Most Americans have an understanding of the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Few are acquainted with the aftermath in which the Navy undertook the job of clearing the harbor and salvaging what was left of the U.S. battle fleet.

Mike Plaskett, co-host of 90.5-FM’s “Rhythm Sweet & Hot,” will tell stories and share photos of the accomplishment: ships lifted off the muddy bottom of Pearl Harbor, battleships rolled over and refloated, and warships rebuilt and sent back to battle.

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