CLUBS

Montour trail

The Friends of the Montour Trail in Bethel Park will meet at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 2, in the Caucus Room behind Council Chambers in the Bethel Park Municipal Building. For more information, call Peter at 724-518-9251.

FUNDRAISERS

Hoagie fundraiser

Bethel Park High School Band, Bethettes, Orchestra and Top 21 will once again be selling 12-inch hoagies as its main fundraiser. The three types of hoagies, which will be sold at different intervals throughout the school year, include Italian, special Italian (lettuce and tomato packaged separately and suitable for freezing), and turkey. Cost is $6 per hoagie. Order by Jan. 5; pick up Jan. 12. To order, call 412-831-1786 or see a squad member.

Lions fundraiser

McMurray Lions Club is selling Koeze Nut products, including cashews, mixed nuts, chocolates, caramel crunch and more. For a complete list of products and pricing, visit the club’s website at www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/mcmurray/. Proceeds go directly to help local Lions charities.

HAPPENINGS

Holiday at Phipps

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will hold the following holiday events:

• Phipps’ Holiday Magic: Let It Glow, through Jan. 6. Enjoy indoor and outdoor light displays, a 22-foot fir tree with giant gingerbread house, topiary penguins, larger-than-life gifts and holiday nutcrackers. Wear Phipps’ new limited-edition Holiday Hologram Glasses to reveal festive snowflakes while looking at the LED light displays. Young guests can make-their-own greeting card activity sheet and play “Find the Flakes” on a family-friendly scavenger hunt.

Torah & Tea

Torah & Tea: A study group for women will be held at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3, at Chabad of the South Hills, Mt. Lebanon. Psychologist Sharon Saul, MS will present “Tips to Authentic Happiness.” There will be hot tea and refreshments. There is no fee. RSVP to Batya Rosenblum at batya@chabadsh.com or 412-344-2424.

Coin club

The monthly meeting of the South Hills Coin club will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park. This month’s program will be on silver dollars. A 50/50 will be held and children’s prizes will be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For information, call 724-984-6611.

Open Mic

“Artists At Atonement Open Mic” will be held at the Church of the Atonement, 618 Washington Ave., Carnegie, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 6. Attendees are permitted to bring either beer or wine to the show. Performers should come about 20 minutes early to sign up.

Country line dancing

Country line dancing is held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at VFW Post 764, 460 Valley Brook Road, Peters Township. Beginners are welcome. For more information, call Bonnie at 724-746-1222.

South Chapters of Women’s Business Network

The McMurray Chapter of the Women’s Business Network meets at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 2 and 16 at The Bowling Alley at the Meadows Casino, 210 Racetrack Road in North Strabane. Contact Sallie Dunn at 724-503-4500.

The South Hills Chapter meets at 8 a.m. Jan. 3 and 17 at Whole Foods, 111 Siena Drive in Upper St Clair. Contact Lucy Cichon at 412-559-1889.

The Mount Lebanon Chapter meets at 8 a.m. Jan. 8 and 22 at Panera Bread, 1500 Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon Contact Marlene Will-Knapp at 412-833-9279.

HEALTH

Open houses

Tai Chi for Health Pittsburgh is hosting evening and afternoon open houses at the Bower Hill Community Church, 77 Moffett Street, Mt. Lebanon. The free events will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 9 and from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 10. Learn about the health benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong. Refreshments will be served. Attendees are asked to park in the lot shared by the church and Family Hospice. For more information, visit www.tchpgh.com or contact Gurney Bolster at 412-480-4492 or tchpgh.gurney@gmail.com.

Reduce stress

At the Mind Body Center, Upper St. Clair, learn how to use essential oils to clear your mind and reset your body for minimal stress. Guests can make roller bottles from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at a cost of $5 per bottle – oils and supplies provided. The center is located at 1720 Washington Road, Suite 207, on the second floor of the Norman Center. For more information, email drkunklemillerandassociates@gmail.com or call 412-854-4887. For tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reduce-stress-and-clear-your-mind-tickets-51090273383.

Essential oils

Health

Learn about doTERRA CPTG Essential Oils & Products for Natural Health Solutions each Wednesday. Jan. 2: Webinar The New Year with Purpose & Celebration. Jan. 9 — doTERRA 30-Day Cleanse Kick Off. Jan. 23 — Essential Oil Origins and Health Benefits of Lifelong Vitality Vitamins. Classes are held at The Physical Therapy Center, 1699 Washington Road-Ground Floor, Bethel Park. Contact Deb Bosco to register for FREE classes at 724-713-6217 or bosco.deb@gmail.com.

LIBRARIES

Andrew Carnegie

• The library will close at 5 p.m. Dec. 31. It will reopen at 10 a.m. Jan. 2.

• New hours: Beginning in January, the library will be open one hour later on Mondays. New Monday hours will be from 2 to 8 p.m.

• Winter Reading Challenge, Jan. 2-March 2. Pick up materials at the library.

• Get to Know ... Ezra Jack Keats, 3:30 t0 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 in the Studio for grades K-5.

• Show Me How ... Life Skills, 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 7, in the Lincoln Gallery for older teens and adults. A description of each month’s topic will be provided. On Jan. 7, learn how to make tortilla chips, guacamole and pico de gallo.

For more, visit www.carnegiecarnegie.org. Register at 412-276-3456.

Bethel Park

• Adult Movies for the Mind, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 7 and Feb. 4, in the program room. Movies, popcorn and lively conversation.

• New Year, New Device? Get these free apps!, 10 a.m. Jan. 8. Seating is limited; registration required.

• Bow Wow Book Club, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 2-30, for grades K-4. Sign up for a 10-minute slot and practice reading to a furry friend.

• Preschool French, 10 a.m. Mondays, Jan. 7-28, for ages 3-6 with a caregiver. Register.

• Second Chance Art, 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 7-28, for grades 3-6. Create one-of-a-kind pieces of art with used toilet paper rolls, yogurt containers and old straws. Register.

For more, visit www.bethelparklibrary.org. Register at 412-835-2207.

Bridgeville

• American Girl Book Club, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 3, for girls in grades 2-5. Read the book of the month then come for games, crafts and activities. Books are available at the library. Register online.

• Kindergarten Readiness at 10 a.m. Jan. 8 For children attending kindergarten in fall 2019. Fun activities designed to reinforce necessary skills. Meets monthly. Registration required.

• Between Two Libraries Book Club a 11 a.m. Jan. 8. Discussing “Where’d You Go Bernadette” by Maria Semple.

• Jammin’ with My Planner a 6 p.m. Jan. 10. Come join other planner users and list makers and jam out to some tunes. Basic supplies provided, feel free to bring your own. Register online.

• After-school chess program, Tuesdays, for children in grades K-8. Beginners meet from 6 to 7 p.m., with experienced players meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. This half-hour of instruction led by chess master Eric Berthoud, will be followed by a half-hour of game play. Participants must attend at least six of the eight evening sessions to be eligible for the tournament. Register online.

For more, visit bridgevillelibrary.org.

Castle Shannon

• Beginner Belly Dancing Class, 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 2, for all ages. Cost is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Register through PayPal with Amethyst via email at pittsburghbellydance@gmail.com, or stop at the library.

• 2019 Enjoy coupon books are now available for purchase. Cost is $30. Proceeds benefit the library.

For more, visit castleshannonlibrary.org.

Dormont

For more, visit dormontlibrary.org or call 412-531-8754.

Frank Sarris

Register at 724-745-1308. www.franksarrislibrary.org.

Green Tree

For more, visit www.greentreelibrary.org.

Mt. Lebanon

• Noon Year’s Eve, 11 a.m. Dec. 31. Get ready for the New Year with a countdown to 12 o’clock noon. Families can share stories, songs, a craft and toast the New Year with some bubbly and treats.

• Introduction to Yin Yoga, 1:30 p .m. Thursdays, Jan. 3, 17 and 31. A representative from the Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh leads this three-part series. Bring a yoga mat, pillow and beach towel. Registration is helpful, but not necessary.

For more, visit www.mtlebanonlibrary.org.

Peters

• The library will close at 4 p.m. Dec. 31 and reopen Jan. 2.

• Coloring, Coffee and Classics, 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays in Café Lee

• The 3R’s Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 2.

• Devices and Apps 101 will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 3, and 10 to 11 a.m. on Jan. 8.

• Teen Afternoon Movie for grades 6 and up will be showing Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 4.

• Youth Advisory Council for grades 6 and up from 11 a.m. to noon Jan 5.

• Teen Book Lunch Club will hold a discussion of Twilight by Stephenie Meyer from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 5.

• Tween Maker Monday for ages 9 through 13 will be held from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Jan. 7.

• Roots Genealogy Club will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 8.

• Tween Crafternoons for ages 9 to 13 will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 8.

• Conte Crayon and Charcoal Pencil Drawing for ages 6 ½ to 13 will be offered from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for four Tuesdays in January. Cost is $20, plus supplies. Register at the patron services desk.

For more, visit www.ptlibrary.org.

Scott

• New Years at Noon, 11 a.m. to noon on Dec. 31, for children of all ages. Count down to noon, have a ball drop, make crafts, play games, win prizes and eat snacks. Register.

• Kids Clay Miniatures Class, 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 3, for ages 6-12. Parents/guardians are asked to stay at the library while the child is in class. Register.

• Adult Color Time, 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 4 and 25. Supplies provided.

For more, visit www.scottlibrary.org. Register online or call 412-429-5380.

South Fayette

• Adult Coloring, 6 p.m. Jan. 2

• Puppy Tales Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 5 at the South Fayette Senior Center. Children ages 6 and up. Read to a trained therapy dog, and make a dog related-craft. Registration required.

• Storytime Chess 10:30 a.m. Jan. 7 and 8. Open to children ages 3 ½ to 7 years old. Class size limited to six children per session. Register for each class separately. Introduces game of chess, characters and movements through storytelling.

• Stress Less Wednesday at 7 p.m. Jan. 9. Learn how stress can contribute to anxiety and impact everyday life. Daily home practices and self-care tips provided. Register online.

• After-school chess program, Mondays, for children in grades K-8. Beginners meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with experienced players meeting from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. This half-hour of instruction led by chess master Eric Berthoud will be followed by a half-hour of game play. Register online.

For more, visit southfayettelibrary.org. Register online or call 412-257-8660.

South Park

For more, visit www.southparklibrary.org.

Upper St. Clair

• Express Yourself, at 10 a.m. Jan. 2, 16 and 30 in the Library Multipurpose Room. The focus of this group is to share writings and to serve as a resource and writing inspiration for one another. Stop in anytime. New attendees: please email Beth Fyne at penumbral@gmail.com.

• Creativity Café, at 2 p.m. Jan. 4 in the Library Multipurpose Room. This support group for creative people meets to share fellowship, and mutual support. We’ll showcase our latest projects, experiment with some tools to stimulate our creativity, and offer words of support, advice, and encouragement.

• History Night, 7 p.m. Jan. 7 in the Library Multipurpose Room. History Nights is a discussion group that meets at the Upper St Clair and Mt. Lebanon public libraries. It is facilitated by history enthusiasts Glenn Flickinger and Scott Moore. This month’s topic is “JFK: His Life.”

For more, visit www.twpusc.org. Register online or call 412-835-5540.

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES

Performing arts

Beginning in January, Synergy Performing Arts Academy located at 2510 Washington Road in Canonsburg will offer new classes for all ages, including voice/piano lessons and musical theater classes. For more information, contact Jen at 724-986-3292 or jen1gorton@aol.com.

Fitness classes

WROC at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair, will offer the following health and fitness classes ranging from beginner to advanced, beginning the week of Jan. 2: adult open basketball, adult open volleyball, aerobics and strength training, cardio strength fusion (morning and evening), flow yoga (morning and evening), Tai Chi (55+ friendly class), total body sculpt and Zumba.

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