The Association of University People is looking for single, four-year college graduates over the age of 50 to join the group for monthly dinners and social gatherings. Upcoming events include: Dinner at McCormick & Schmick’s in the South Side Works, 6 p.m. Aug. 9, RSVP to Liv at 412-580-3957, no walk-ins; Scrabble at The Galleria of Mt. Lebanon, 2 p.m. Aug. 10 and 24, in the area near Anthropologie, RSVP to Rina at 412-341-8009. For information, call 412-734-8445 or visit www.aupsinglespittsburgh.org.
Women’s Business Network announces the following meetings: McMurray chapter, 8:30 a.m. Aug. 15, at The Meadows (Mezzanine Level), 210 Racetrack Road, Washington, call Kim Guthrie at 724-366-9971; Mt. Lebanon chapter, 8:30 a.m. Aug. 14 and 28, Panera Bread, 1500 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, call Jennifer Bibb at 724-518-3461; South Hills chapter, 8 a.m. Aug. 16, King’s Restaurant, 155 McMurray Road, Upper St. Clair, call Lucy Cichon at 412-559-1889. For more information, visit www.wbninc.com.
The Women of St. Benedict will hold its “Gigantic Garage Sale” Aug. 16-18, at St. Benedict the Abbot Church located at 120 Abington Drive, McMurray. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. A variety of special sales will take place on Friday and a $5 bag sale will be held on Saturday. Refreshments will be available. Proceeds benefit St. Benedict the Abbot and Women of St. Benedict activities and charities.
Flood relief festival
The Bethel Park Flood Relief Family Fun Festival will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 12, at Independence Middle School. The event will include food trucks, vendors, raffle baskets, a kids zone, live entertainment and more. Proceeds will benefit the Black Hawk Family Relief Fund, which has been established for the victims of the recent flooding. Sponsorship opportunities and vendor booths are still available. For more information, visit the BP Flood Relief Family Fun Festival Facebook page.
Skating charity show
The Western Pennsylvania High School Figure Skating Team’s 4th annual "Skating around the World" charity show will be held on Aug. 12, at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, 8000 Cranberry Springs Drive, Cranberry Township. The ice show begins at 4 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door beginning at 3, at a cost of $10 per person. Family discounts are available, and children ages 5 and under will be admitted for free. Pre-show activities will take place from 3 to 4 and will include card making for patients, raffle baskets, 50/50 raffle, food and bake sale, and photos with Iceburgh. All proceeds directly benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh. For more information, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/events/415102972343616.
Peters Township Parks and Recreation presents Township Road at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Peterswood Park Amphitheater. The free concert will feature country music and a food truck. On Aug. 15, New Vintage Big Band will perform at 6:30 p.m. at the amphitheater. The free concert will include a gourmet popcorn vendor.
Dinner for a Dollar
Community of Christ Church, 3472 South Park Road, Bethel Park, will offer Dinner for a Dollar from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 9. The menu will include spaghetti, bread and rolls, garden salad and desserts. Donations of $1 per person or $3 per family are accepted, but not required. Takeout will not be available. To volunteer to set up on Wednesday or help serve on Thursday, call Debbie at 412-833-6357. Bring unwanted eyeglasses to be donated to the Lions Club for distribution to those in need.
Alternative Content presents “You’ll Love Pittsburgh!” at 8 p.m. Aug. 11, at 241 E. Main Street, Carnegie (formerly the home of The Flying Squirrel). This tribute to America’s most livable city as seen through the lens of various filmmakers over the last 6 decades includes promotional films, documentaries, rare footage and more screened from 16mm prints. Doors open at 7 p.m. for audiences to explore other formats of media including slide shows, stereo views and film strips. General admission is $7 and $5 for JCT members. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at www.jumpcuttheater.org.
Concert in Courtyard
Mt. Lebanon Public Library presents the Olga Watkins Trio at 7 p.m. Aug. 9, as part of its Concerts in the Courtyard series. The Pittsburgh-based band, best known for its Steelers fight song “Drink up Yinz,” combines original soul, blues, funk and jazz to create their own style. In case of inclement weathers, the concert will be moved indoors.
The Heritage Players will present “The Wizard of Oz, Junior” Aug. 10-12 at The Seton Center, 1900 Pioneer Avenue, Brookline. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Box office opens one half hour before curtain. For tickets, visit www.heritageplayers.org or call 412-254-4633.
The Senator John Heinz History Center’s Ninth Annual Bocce Tournament & Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 11, in the parking lot under the Veterans Bridge overpass, adjacent to the History Center. For more information, visit www.heinzhistorycenter.org.
The Bethel Park Community Foundation will host the 2018 Dean Streator Tower Concert Series at 2 p.m. Aug. 12, in the Bethel Park Community Center. The Pittsburgh Banjo Club will perform. Seating is limited. Admission is free, but donations are accepted to benefit the foundation.
Our Lady of Grace Parish, Scott, will hold its annual festival Aug. 13-18. The event will feature dinners from local restaurants from 4 to 6:30 p.m. when the grill opens. There will also be specialty foods each night. Rides, games, bingo and raffles open at 7 and nightly bands begin playing at 8. For a complete schedule, visit www.olgscott.org.
Performing arts school
Registration for dance, theater and piano classes for the Carnegie Performing Arts Center School will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 13-15, in the studios located at 150 East Main Street, 3rd floor. Call 412-279-8887 to request a fall registration packet or visit the web site at carnegieperformingartscenter.com.
Little Lake Theatre Company announces “Steel Magnolias,” through Aug. 18, at the Canonsburg theatre. For tickets, visit www.littlelake.org or call 724-745-6300.
Washington County Department of Parks & Recreation will hold Eight-legged Ramble – Spider Mania at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Mingo Creek County Park, Shelter 6. Observe and identify spiders found in the fields and forests of the park, or bring spiders from home for identification purposes. Dress for the weather and light hiking;. Free. Registration is required by calling 724-228-6867, as space is limited.
Tai-chi Tuesdays with Tai-chi Tracy will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. at The Physical Therapy Center, 1699 Washington Road, Bethel Park, and from 2 to 3 p.m. at O-I-L Wellness Center, 3047 Industrial Blvd., Bethel Park. Cost is $12 if preregistered. Drop-in cost is $15. For details, visit www.Tracylinn.com.
Vision board workshop
Vision Board Workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 11, at Oils Inspired Life Wellness Center, 3047 Industrial Blvd., Bethel Park. To register, visit www.Tracylinn.com by Aug. 10.
Interested in learning about doTERRA CPTG Essential Oils? Contact Deb Bosco at 724-713-6217 or email@example.com to register for free classes/continuing education. Classes are held from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at The Physical Therapy Center, 1699 Washington Road-Ground Floor, Bethel Park. Upcoming classes include Back to School with Essential Oils for Teachers & Students on Aug. 15, and Essential Oil Basics – Fun Oil Hacks on Aug. 22. To register, contact Deb Bosco at the phone number listed above, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Classes are free and individual classes or consultations can be arranged.
Tuesday Tea & Essential Oils will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Aug. 14, 21 and 28, at The Physical Therapy Center, 1699 Washington Road (ground floor), Bethel Park. This is a free drop-in style discussion group on doTERRA Essential Oils. Drop in for a cup of tea. No registration needed. For questions or to meet at an alternate time, contact Deb Bosco at 724-713-6217 or email@example.com.
Pittsburgh South Plant Based Community Support Group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 15, at the Upper St. Clair Library. The topic is “The Venerable Sweet Potato.” The group is open to anyone interested in a vegetarian, vegan or whole food, plant-based lifestyle. There is no cost to join. Meetings are held monthly.
Listen Locally Downstairs with Rick & Marti, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15, featuring songs from the Great American Songbook, with accompaniment by Rick Mansfield, Vince Gorman and Deb Weible. Complimentary snacks and drinks by donation. Doors open at 6:30 and concert begins at 7.
For more, visit www.carnegiecarnegie.org. Register at 412-276-3456.
• Sustainable Citizenship: Be the Change, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8, for grades 6 and up. Students will learn strategies to make a difference in the community and in nature while investigating a case study involving monarch butterflies and pollination. Register.
• Family Talent Show and Last Blast, 6 p.m. Aug. 18. Perform in the talent show with family members then stay after for games, prizes and a frozen treat outside. Winners of the summer reading raffles will also be announced (winner need not be present to win). Register.
For more, visit www.bethelparklibrary.org. Register at 412-835-2207.
• 21+ BYOB Game Night, 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 11. Bring a valid photo ID.
• Friends of the Library: Cookbook Club, 6 p.m. Aug. 14. Choose a recipe from this month’s book, “The Outdoor Table,” and bring the prepared dish to share on the night of the event. Space is limited. Register (with chosen recipe) at the Circulation Desk.
• Bad Art Craft Night, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15, for adults. Registration required.
For more, visit bridgevillelibrary.org.
• Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party, 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 11. Music, dancing, snacks, activities and more. All who participated in the summer reading program are welcome to attend, but registration is required.
• Monthly Book Discussion Group, 7 p.m. Aug. 13. Discuss “A Short History of Nearly Everything” by Bill Bryson.
For more, visit castleshannonlibrary.org.
• Paint & Sip, 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16. Enjoy painting, light bites, wine and the company of friends. Fee is $20. Deadline to register is Aug. 14.
• Lego Club, 5 to 6 p.m. Aug. 15, for children in grades K-4.
For more, visit www.franksarrislibrary.org. Register at 724-745-1308.
• College Searching 101, 7 p.m. Aug. 13, for high school students and parents.
• An Holistic Approach to Anxiety, 1 p.m. Aug. 14
• Houses of Mt. Lebanon, 7 p.m. Aug. 15. Learn about houses in the township and also get an update on the progress of the Mt. Lebanon History Center renovations.
For more, visit www.mtlebanonlibrary.org.
• A Night with WQED for all ages, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9, featuring Peg + Cat.
• PAWS for Reading, 10 to 11:20 a.m. Aug. 11, for preschool and up.
• Afternoon Book Club for Adults, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 15. Discuss “Phantom Warrior: The Heroic True Story of PVT. John McKinney’s One-Man Stand against the Japanese in World War II” by Forrest Bryant Johnson.
For more, visit www.ptlibrary.org.
• Garden Club for Adults, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 8 and 22, featuring an informal discussion on various topics involving gardening.
• Cooking Club: Homemade Pasta, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13, for adults. Register.
• Get Ready for Kindergarten, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Bring a light lunch. Register.
• Book Discussion for Adults, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Discuss “The Shack” by William P. Young.
For more, visit www.scottlibrary.org. Register online or call 412-429-5380.
• Pinterest Crafts: Fab or Fail?, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 9, for ages 12 and up. Test Pinterest crafts. Materials and instructions provided. Registration required.
• Bring-a-Friend Potluck, noon on Aug. 11. Bring a dish to share with copies of the recipe and a serving utensil. Register at the circulation desk.
• Learn to Knit with Michele, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 8, 15 and 22. Bring a skein of multi-colored yarn and a pair of knitting needles with stoppers (US-6, US-7 or US-8). Cost is $5 for one class and $10 for two or three classes. Register for each class.
For more, visit southfayettelibrary.org. Register online or call 412-257-8660.
Cemetery Tales: Pittsburgh’s Buried Art & History, 7 p.m. Aug. 15. Register at 412-833-5585. For more, visit www.southparklibrary.org.
Upper St. Clair
• Adult Gaming Night, 7 p.m. Aug. 13. Bring your own game or explore something from the library’s collection. Register.
• Vintage Radio Players, 2 p.m. Aug. 14. Re-enact radio shows from the 1940s and 1950s. The group meets biweekly to read through classic scripts and will perform at personal care homes and the library. Register.
• Yarn Works, 7 p.m. Aug. 14. Make your own projects, share your talents and meet new people.
• Express Yourself, 10 a.m. Aug. 15. Share your writings and get inspiration from others.
• Learn to Make Sauerkraut, 7 p.m. Aug. 16. Register.
For more, visit www.twpusc.org. Register online or call 412-835-5540.
WROC at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair, will offer flow yoga from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, through Aug. 27. The class will focus on body awareness while stretching, breathing, balance and strength using a smooth flow format. Appropriate for all fitness levels. For details, visit wroc.westminster-church.org or call Kathy Long at 412-835-6630.
Spencer Family YMCA, Bethel Park, will offer a classical ballet program in the fall which will include ballet and jazz classes for preschool through adult levels. Registration is open. Classes begin Sept. 1 with Virginia Nicoll. To register, call 412-833-5600.