YMCA open house
Spencer Family YMCA, 305 Church Road, Bethel Park, will host an open house from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 5, with activities and swimming open to the community. For more information, call 412-833-5600.
Peters Creek Historical Society
The Peters Creek Historical Society welcomes guest speakers Dick Gaetano and Rob Throckmorten to its meeting scheduled for 8 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 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6 and 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 25. For more information, visit peterscreekhistoricalsociety.org.
Dinner for a Dollar
Community of Christ Church, 3472 South Park Road, Bethel Park, will host “Dinner for a Dollar” from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 8.
On the menu are spaghetti, bread and rolls, salad and desserts. Donations of $1 for person or $3 per family are accepted, but not required.
No reservations are needed. No take out will be available, including dessert.
For more information or to volunteer for setup or serving dinner, call Janet at 412-831-0458.
The Association of University People has scheduled area events:
• Dinner at Mitchell’s Fish Market at the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon, 6 p.m. Aug. 8. RSVP to Liv at 412-580-3957.
• Scrabble at the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon, 1 p.m. Aug. 9 and 23. RSVP to Rina at 412-341-8009.
• Brunch at Walnut Grill in Collier Township, 11:30 a.m. Aug. 11. RSVP to Bill at 412-657-7485.
• 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.
The Mt. Lebanon Touchdown Club will hold the Lebo Football Kickoff Celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 10 at Mt. Lebanon Stadium.
The event will feature the high school football players and performances by the Mt. Lebanon Blue Devil Marching Band and Mt. Lebanon High School cheerleaders.
There will be games for youth on field hosted by the varsity football players. Food for purchase will be available from the Blue Devil Grill, Bado’s food truck and Betsy’s Ice Cream.
The Touchdown Club will offer a Chinese auction for numerous signed jerseys and footballs from favorite college and professional players. community is invited to attend the free event to preview the 2019 football season.
For more information, visit www.lebotdclub.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. 7 and 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.
A self-defense class for women and girls is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Spencer Family YMCA, 305 Church Road, Bethel Park. The class is for girls in ninth grade and older. Cost is $10 per pair for members and $20 per pair for nonmembers. For more information, call 412-347-6565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Movie in the park
South Fayette Township’s Movies in the Park Series continues with “Coco.”
The movie is scheduled for 8:30 to 11 p.m. Aug. 9 in the Rotary pavilion at Fairview Park, 129 Greenwood Drive. Admission is free.
Screening of “The Light of Fire,” a film by Bentzi Avtzon, will be at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at the South Hills Jewish Community Center, 345 Kane Boulevard, Scott Township. Conversation will follow.
Admission is $5 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information, contact Chabad of the South Hills, Mt. Lebanon, at 412-344-2424 or Chabadsh.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.
Join children from across the South Hills for a week of arts camp at View Crest Church, 883 Linden Road, North Strabane Township.
Children ages 6 to 13, from beginner to advanced, will spend a week with qualified instructors who arepassionate about their craft. A healthy lunch will be served each day.
The camp is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 12-16. For more information and to register visit www.viewcrestchurch.org.
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.
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.
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 luncheon, 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 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.
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.
Bethel Park Public Library will hold the following programs:
• First-time home buyers, learn the do’s and don’ts, will be presented by Don Wargo and Jennifer Bibb Hisdorf of WesBanco Bank at 7 p.m. Aug. 7. They will discuss what programs are available, what criteria must be met to qualify and how to plan for your future. Learn about credit reports and documentation needed to begin the processing of your mortgage. To register, call 412-835-2207.
• Coding for kids will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 8. Activities will including programming robots, logic games, and a chance to start designing your own computer game. For grades 3-5. To register, call 412-835-2207.
• Story time in the park will be held at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 13 at Simmon’s 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 caregiver. 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.
• Concert in the Courtyard: Mary & Cal, 7 p.m. Aug. 8
Concerts will be held in the library’s outdoor courtyard. In the event of rain, they will move inside. Mary Kaczorowski, vocals, and Cal Robol, guitar, are a local duo who perform jazz, blues, and pop with unique arrangements of classics and new music.