Meatballs and Music in PT

Peters Township High School Music Boosters will sponsor the 20th annual Meatballs and Music event on Feb. 8.

Pasta and dessert will be served from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 11 and younger.

Continuous music performances are from 3 to 8 p.m. The event also features a gift basket raffle and 50/50 drawing.

Preschool registration

John McMillan Preschool in Bethel Park will begin registration for the 2020-21 school year on Feb. 3.

Classes for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds are available. To arrange for a tour or for information about the curriculum, contact Lori Feldmann at 412-833-4704 or lori@johnmcmillanpc.org. Registration forms and more information are also available at johnmcmillanpc.org.

Income tax assistance

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, Feb. 3 through April 9, at The Bible Chapel, 300 Gallery Drive, Peters Township. The program is first-come, first-served, with no appointments.

Necessary items are last year’s tax return; identification for yourself and spouse; Social Security numbers and birthdates for yourself, spouse and dependents; all W-2 and 1099 tax documents, including Social Security 1099; 1095 health care statements and property tax receipts. Both spouses must sign joint returns.

Federal, state, local taxes and property tax/rent rebate forms are prepared. For more information, call the Internal Revenue Service at 800-829-1040. Online, search “VITA” at www.irs.gov. Please do not contact The Bible Chapel.

Bethel Art Guild meets

The first meeting of the Bethel Art Guild’s 60th year is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Ave.

Yelena Lamm is the speaker. She began painting as a child in her native Russia and studied fine art at the Roerich Art College in St. Petersburg, Russia. She has been in Pittsburgh since 1995, earning her bachelor of science degree in graphic design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

She celebrates beauty in her paintings with her use of shapes and color. Her unique style gives her traditional subjects a very special look, as she mixes curves with architectural structures and geometric shapes. She is able to apply these techniques to both her work with portraits and still life.

The Bethel Art Guild welcomes all who have an interest in art, at any and all levels of accomplishment, and all media. The guild also offers education and sharing of information between artists, through its monthly speakers.

Meet the author

Imagine clearing out your family attic and discovering an enormous collection of letters written by two soldiers during the Civil War, but not knowing why the letters were there.

Faced with that situation, Carleton Young spent more than a decade visiting battlefields and researching the two Vermont soldiers. In “Voices From the Attic: The Williamstown Boys in the Civil War,” he tells the story of two brothers who witnessed and made history by fighting in the Peninsula Campaign, then at South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness and Cedar Creek. They then preserved that history through their surprisingly detailed and insightful letters.

Young will discuss his book at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 601 Boone Ave., Canonsburg. To reserve space, contact kevinsreck@gmail.com.

Movie night in Mt. Lebanon

The Denis Theatre will present a free showing of “The Farewell” at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Mt. Lebanon Municipal Building, 710 Washington Road.

“The Farewell” tells the story of a family who returns to China to say goodbye to their beloved matriarch, the only one who doesn’t know she is dying. The comedy-drama was a Sundance audience favorite and features Golden Globe Best Actress Winner Awkwafina.

The Denis is working to bring movies back to our community, and a brief update on recent progress will be presented before the show.

women’s club meeting

A meeting of the South Hills Women’s Club will be held on at 8 p.m. Feb. 10 at Vanadium Woods Village, 50 Vanadium Road, Scott Township.

Kelly Stebler, a practitioner of Reiki, will explain and demonstrate the benefits of Reiki for physical, mental and emotional health.

For more information, call Sue at 412-953-3209.

South Hills Coin Club

The monthly meeting of the South Hills Coin Club will be held at 8 p.m. Feb. 11 at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park.

This month’s program will be on silver coins. A 50/50 drawing will be be offered and children’s prizes awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership.

Club members and the general public are invited. For more information call 724-984-6611.

Holocaust program

An evening with Holocaust survivor Sammi Steigman is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road, Mt. Lebanon. Hewill share his story about life in a Nazi labor camp, being subjected to the horrific medical experiments, how he survived and the many lessons he’s learned throughout his life.

Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. To register, visit www.chabadsh.com, email mussie@chabadsh.com or call 412-344-2424.

open house

Hillcrest Christian Academy in Bethel Park will hold its annual evening open house at 6:30 on Feb. 17.

Scheduled tours will be conducted throughout the evening, and three pre-kindergarten and kindergarten presentations are scheduled, for 6:45, 7:15 and 7:45. Teachers, instructional support personnel, the athletic Director and other staff will be available in gymnasium.

Call 412-854-4040 or visit www.hillcrestca.org for more information.

Mt. Lebanon lunch, movie

The next Mt. Lebanon Recreation Senior Luncheon and Movie Matinee is scheduled for Feb. 18 on the second floor of the recreation center.

The event is for senior adults and their adult guests. Mt. Lebanon residency not required.

At 11 a.m. is a “Supermarket Sweep” with Mark Selekman. Imagine going down the aisles of your grocery store, picking out the healthiest items in every category. A hot lunch buffet and 50/50 raffle is at noon, and the movie is from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

The fee is $7, due the Friday before the luncheon. Please preregister. Walk-ins are not encouraged and will only be accepted if space permits. A late fee is charged.

Call 412-343-3409 for more information.

Chabad seniors lunch

A presentation on “Seven Steps to a Healthier Heart” will be featured at the seniors lunch scheduled for noon Feb. 19 at Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road, Mt. Lebanon.

A $5 donation is suggested. The venue is wheelchair-accessible.

RSVP to barb@chabadsh.com or call 412-278-2658.

Bethel Park flea market

Bethel Park Historical Society will host an indoor flea market from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Schoolhouse Arts and History Center, 2600 South Park Road.

Vendor tables are available for $25. All items must be contained on an 8-foot table provided by the historical society. No furniture or bulky items may be brought into the schoolhouse.

The historical society is also accepting donations for the sale. Items may be dropped off at the center between 6 and 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Proceeds from the sale will be used to fund ongoing restoration efforts at the center.

For more information or to reserve a table, please call Lisa at 412-400-9192 or e-mail LisaJ515@comcast.

Chabad hosts Purim lunch

Purim seniors lunch is scheduled for noon March 3 at at Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road, Mt. Lebanon.

Featured will be a holiday program and chair exercises presented by Club Pilates. Suggested donation is $5. The venue is wheelchair-accessible. Call 412-278-2658 to register.

Benefit Cash and Prize Bash

A Cash and Prize Bash sponsored by the Bethel Park Lions Club is scheduled for 6 to 10 p.m. March 7 at the Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Ave. The price is $55 per person, and only 200 tickets will be sold.

The ticket includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert and drinks, plus the opportunity to win cash prizes. There are also raffle baskets, a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and games.

All proceeds go to Lions charities and Bethel Park community organizations. Please bring your unwanted eyeglasses to be donated to the needy.

To purchase tickets or for information, call Sandi Demas at 412-854-2740.

Purim In the Air

Chabad of South Hills presents Purim In the Air at 5 p.m. March 10 at the South Hills Jewish Community Center, 345 Kane Blvd., Scott Township.

Featured will be a SkyBar, “in-flight” entertainment and a meal served airplane-style. Costumes are welcome.

The event celebrates the holiday of Purim, which commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, an Achaemenid Persian Empire official who was planning to kill them, as recounted in the Book of Esther.

For reservations or more information, visit www.chabadsh.com or call 412-344-2424.

Register for arts festival

Registration is open for the 2020 Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival, scheduled for March 20-22 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Green Tree.

The festival offers classes, demonstrations, exhibitions, a marketplace, creative open studio and maker space. Those who attend can try new techniques, see demos and shop.

New this year are a dedicated fiber studio and exhibition by Brooklyn Tweed of Portland, Ore., with fibers from more than 75 sheep breeds; a World Exhibition featuring fabrics from 50-plus countries; the 25 Million Stitch Project, a global awareness-raising campaign representing 25 million displaced refugees; and the Pittsburgh Handmade Heart Making initiative, through which more than 5,500 hearts have been distributed since the 2018 tragedy at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill.

For more information, visit www.pghknitandcrochet.com.

Photo Salon in Mt. Lebanon

A Photo Salon open house is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. March 29 on the upper floor of the Mt. Lebanon Recreation Center.

The best images submitted this year by the members of the Photo Section, Academy of Science and Art of Pittsburgh, will be on display. Judges will award prizes to the top photographs in 12 categories.

Club members will be on hand to answer questions about their photographs and the club. For more information, visit www.Pghphoto.org.

Lions Park reservations

Reservations for Lions Park, 5757 Irishtown Road, Bethel Park, are now available.

The park can be reserved from May through September. The hours of use are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Included in the donation for park use is use of the pavilion, ample parking, kids’ play areas, walking trail with arboretum and baseball field. The park has a full kitchen, two bathrooms, fireplace, volleyball and bocce courts, and horseshoe pits.

For more information, call 412-387-8540 or contact bethelparklionsparkrentals@gmail.com.

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