Concert and barbecue
Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park, is hosting a concert and barbecue from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 24 in the parking area.
Early admission is $12. Cost at the door, including food, is $15 for everyone except children under 12, who will be charged $5.
Grizz the One-Man Band will provide music, featuring country, classic rock and oldies. Pulled pork, brats and hot dog plates will be served, along with ice cream and a variety of toppings.
To register early, visit the church’s web site at www.BethelPresby.org or do so at the church’s office.
BP school open houses
Parents of Bethel Park School District students are invited to attend their children’s open houses at each of the schools, as scheduled:
• Memorial Elementary School, 3301 South Park Road – 6 p.m. Aug. 22
• Bethel Park High School, 309 Church Road – 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28
• Neil Armstrong Middle School 5800 Murray Ave. – 6 p.m. (fifth grade) and 7:45 p.m. (sixth grade) Aug. 29
• Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, 1524 Hamilton Road – 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3
• Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, 5400 Florida Ave. – 6:30 p.m. Sept. 4
• Independence Middle School, 2807 Bethel Church Road – 7 p.m. Sept. 5
• William Penn Elementary School, 110 Woodlet Lane – 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11
• George Washington Elementary School, 515 Clifton Road – 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12
Iron Mountain Inc. will shred papers for Mt. Lebanon resident from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24 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.
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. 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. 27 at Panera Bread, 1500 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Contact Marlene Will-Knapp at 412-833-9279.
For more information, visit www.wbninc.com.
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 email@example.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.
Fitness for 55-plus
Fitness classes for adults 55 and older are scheduled at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair:
• Strong Bodies – Strong Bones, 9 to 9:50 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 11 through Dec. 18. Cost is $65.
• Gentle yoga, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Mondays and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 26 through Oct. 30. Cost is $63.
• Arthritis Foundation exercise, 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. Mondays and 10 to 10:50 a.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 28 through Dec. 18. Cost is $40 for Mondays and $35 for Wednedsays.
• Tai chi, 11:15 to noon Wednesdays, Sept. 11 through Dec. 18. Cost is $65.
For more information, visit wroc.westminster-church.org or call 412-835-6630, extension 200.
Bethel Park Lions
The Bethel Park Lions Club will kick off its new season with a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at Lions Park on Irishtown Road.
The new president, Bob Pflueger, will lead the the meeting which will feature guest speaker Tom Dougherty from Allegheny Land Trust discussing the Bethel Park Greenway project.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bethel Park Lions Club will hold a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at Lions Park.
The menu includes a fried fish sandwich, baked fish or deep-fried butterfly shrimp with french fries or macaroni and cheese, coleslaw and a drink for $11. Children’s dinners of hot dog, french fries and drink are $5.
Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes fried fish sandwich, french fries, coleslaw and drink for $11. Take out also is available.
Bethel Park Lioness will offer desserts for sale. Plastic garbage bags and brooms will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Lions charities.
John McMillan Preschool in Bethel Park has one space available in its Monday-Wednesday-Friday 4-year-old class. Classrooms and lessons are designed to foster the development of specific skills essential for success in kindergarten.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Bethel Park Public Library will hold the following programs:
• 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.
• 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.