CLUBS

AUP

Association of University People (AUP) is looking for single, four-year college graduates over 50 to join the group for monthly dinners and social gatherings. Dinner at the Walnut Grill in Fox Chapel will take place at 6 p.m. Dec. 18. RSVP to Liv at 412-580-3957. For more information, visit www.aupsinglespittsburgh.org.

FUNDRAISERS

Ronald McDonald House

Bethel Park High School DECA is asking Bethel Park students and the South Hills community to help change a child’s life by supporting a program called “Pulling for the Ronald McDonald House.” Through Jan. 15, 2019, collect and save pull tabs from any aluminum can. Place the tabs in a Ziploc plastic bag and deliver them to any BPSD building. Collected tabs will be brought to a local recycling center where they will be weighed and redeemed for cash per pound. One hundred percent of the dollars raised from the redeemed pull tabs will be put into the direct operations of the Ronald McDonald House of Pittsburgh.

Library fundraiser

Tickets are now on sale for Mt. Lebanon Public Library’s 9th Annual Brews for a Chili Night IX, set for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 26, at the library. The beer and chili fundraiser will feature live music, more than two dozen craft beers, cider, soft drinks, a wide array of chili prepared by pro and amateur chefs, snacks and desserts. RML Jazz, led by Rick Laus, will perform during the event. All-inclusive tickets are $35 per person, available at the library’s front desk or online at www.mtlebanonlibrary.org/chilibrews. The number of tickets is limited, and won’t be sold at the door. Those wishing to donate more can purchase $50 sponsorship tickets. All proceeds go the library, supporting books, magazines, community programs and events, and help for job seekers. For more information, contact Bob Hagerty, Friends of the Mt. Lebanon Public Library, at 412-417-5415 or jamesrhagerty888@gmail.com.

Lottery calendar sale

Saint Elizabeth Elementary School is holding two fundraisers. 2019 Lottery Calendars. are $30 with daily payouts of $50, nine days with a payout of $100, and two days at $150. Winners are determined based on the evening PA Lottery Pick 3 number- straight hit, first draw only. To request a specific number, contact the school office at 412- 881-2958 or email lbechtol@st-elizabeth.org. 2019 Enjoy Books are also being sold for $30 each through early December. They are available at the school or parish rectory.

Nut sale

McMurray Lions Club is selling Koeze Nut products, including cashews, mixed nuts, chocolates, caramel crunch and more. Purchase them as holiday gifts for family, friends and business associates. 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 concert

The Harmony Singers of Pittsburgh will present the holiday concert “Holiday Memories” at 7 p.m. Dec. 18, at Brightwood Christian Church, 5044 West Library Avenue, Bethel Park. Refreshments will follow the concert. A basket raffle and a holiday cookie sale will also be included. The concerts are free, but a free-will offering to benefit the Harmony Singers will be accepted. For more information, visit www.harmonysingers.org.

Art exhibit

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh presents Object/Oggetto, featuring work by artists Fabrizio Gerbino, Ben Schonberger and Imin Yeh and curated by Graham Shearing, through Dec. 28 at its gallery located at 100 43rd Street, Unit 102, Pittsburgh. An Artist Talk will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 18. For more information, call 412-361-1370 or visit aap@aapgh.org.

Free Christmas dinner

The Church of the Atonement, Episcopal located at 618 Washington Avenue in Carnegie will offer a free Christmas Day dinner and open dining room with local delivery to shut-ins on Tuesday, Dec. 25. Deliveries will be made between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The dining room will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. with Christmas carols and full table service. Walk-ins and reservations are welcome. This year’s menu will include roasted pork, mashed potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, apple sauce, buttered rolls and a variety of desserts. To place an order for home delivery (due by Dec. 20) or to make a reservation for seating at the event, call Megan at 412-531-1978. Each year the church serves more than 200 free hot meals.

Musical event

Steel City Death Club presents The Fuzz War featuring Fortune Teller vs. Ugly Blondes with special guest Pachyderm on Dec. 21 at The Smiling Moose, East Carson Street, Pittsburgh. Doors open at 6 p.m. The show begins at 6:30. This is an all ages event.

Chamber music

Chamber Music at Old St. Luke’s presents The Early Mays with cellist Nicole Myers at 7 p.m. Dec. 23. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, call 412-969-7072 or visit https://m.facebook.com/ChamberMusicAtOldStLukes.

HEALTH

Essential oils

An Introduction to Essential Oils will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 18, at The Physical Therapy Center, 1699 Washington Road (ground floor), Bethel Park. Learn the natural health solutions doTERRA Essential Oils have to offer. Those attending will receive information, samples and an essential oil holiday room spray. To register, contact Deb Bosco at 724-713-6217 or bosco.deb@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.

LIBRARIES

Andrew Carnegie

• Sensory Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 19, for ages 2-5.

• Ben-David Warner & Friends Celtic Christmas Tour – Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Dec. 22. Advance tickets are available by calling 412-276-3456 or on the library’s website.

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

Bethel Park

Sound Beginnings, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 17, for ages 0-3 with a caregiver. Explore instruments and sounds, sing and play. Register.

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

Bridgeville

• Christmas Storytime, 10 a.m. Dec. 19, for families of toddlers and preschoolers. Register.

• Lego Club, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20, for children ages 7-12. Register.

For more, visit bridgevillelibrary.org.

Castle Shannon

• Family Movie Night, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18. Enjoy a Christmas triple feature, each lasting roughly 30 minutes. Light refreshments.

• Crafternoons for Adults: Ornaments, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 19, for adults age 18 and older. Registration appreciated.

• Thursday Night at the Movies, 7 p.m. Dec. 20. Light refreshments. Registration appreciated.

For more, visit castleshannonlibrary.org.

Frank Sarris

Page Turners Book Club, 6 to 7 p.m. Dec. 20, for high school students. Read “Mr. Penumbra’s 24 — Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan.

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

Mt. Lebanon

Make a Gingerbread House, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17, for children ages 3 and older and their families. Bring a can of icing and candy. Register. For more, visit www.mtlebanonlibrary.org.

Peters

• Tween Read and Eat Book Club, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Dec. 17, for grades 3 to 6. Discuss “Sammy Keyes and the Runaway Elf” by Wendelin Van Draanen.

• Edible Holiday Treats, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17, for all ages with an adult.

• Family Movie Night, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20, for all ages with an adult caregiver. Featured film: “The Santa Claus” (1994) PG.

For more, visit www.ptlibrary.org.

Scott

• Cooking Club: Cookie Party, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17, for adults. Bring a batch of cookies to share, and a container to take some home. All skill levels welcome. Register.

• Lego Club, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19, for ages 4-12.

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

South Fayette

DIY Christmas Centerpieces, 10 a.m. Dec. 22. Cost is $15 per person. Register and pay at the circulation desk.

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

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.

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