CHILDCARE

Preschool/kindergarten

Due to the Winter vortex, St. Elizabeth Preschool in Pleasant Hills had to cancel its original date for its Preschool Preview & Kindergarten Connection. The rescheduled event will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, in the preschool and kindergarten classrooms. RSVP by phone to 412-881-2958 or by email to slydon@st-elizabeth.org (preschool) or ljarosh@st-elizabeth.org (kindergarten). In case of inclement weather, an announcement will be made on the local news channels, stating “St. Elizabeth Elementary School in Pleasant Hills – all evening activities will be cancelled.” The make-up date will be March 12.

CLUBS

Registered nurses meet

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 19, at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Road, Bethel Park. Representatives from the Pittsburgh Melanoma Foundation will speak on melanoma. For more information, call Carol at 412-287-1195.

Historical society

Pioneers West Historical Society board meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 19, at The Walker-Ewing Log House, 1355 Noblestown Road, Oakdale. Note the time change.

AUP

The Association of University People is looking for single, four-year college graduates over 50 to participate in monthly dinners and social gatherings. On Feb. 23, club members will meet at 4 p.m. for dinner at Khalil’s Middle Eastern Restaurant on Baum Boulevard. RSVP to Liv at 412-580-3957. Free parking behind restaurant. For more information, call 412 734 8445 or visit www.aupsinglespittsburgh.org.

FUNDRAISERS

Bingo

Designer Bag Bingo will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 24, at Temple Emanuel of the South Hills. There will be 15 rounds of bingo with 15 designer bags, plus raffles for baskets and special prizes, including Penguin tickets, an Instapot and Keurig Deluxe model. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at www.templeemanuelpgh.org/event/bingo2019, or send a check to: TE-ECDC PTA, Attn: DBB, 1250 Bower Hill Road, Pittsburgh PA 15243. ATTN: DBB. Funds raised support the art and music programs of Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Development Center.

HAPPENINGS

Black History

In honor of Black History Month, a premiere screening of “The Green Book: Guide to Freedom” will take place on Feb. 19, at the Senator John Heinz History Museum in Pittsburgh. Doors open at 6 p.m. followed by the screening and panel discussion beginning at 6:45. The film tells the story of Victor H. Green’s eponymously named travel guide that allowed African Americans to safely tour the country during a time of severe institutionalized racism.

Serbian music

Westminster Music & Arts Series presents Tsar Lazar Serbian Men’s Choir and Carica Milica Serbian Women’s Choir at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, in the sanctuary at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair. The program will include sacred and folk music of Serbian musical culture. A freewill offering will be accepted.

Opera

Pittsburgh Opera presents “Glory Denied,” the true story of America’s longest-held POW, for four performances only – Feb. 23 and 26, and March 1 and 3. Tickets are $40 and available online at pittsburghopera.org, by phone at 412-456-6666, or in person at the Theater Square Box Office, 665 Penn Ave., downtown.

Historical tour

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation offers free tours of the Old Allegheny County Jail Museum from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 25. Reservations are appreciated, but not required. Tours take 30 minutes. The last tour leaves at 12:30. For more information or to make a reservation, call 412-471-5808 ext. 527 or email marylu@phlf.org.

High school musical

Upper St. Clair High School’s Performing Arts Department will present “Hello, Dolly!” March 1-3 and March 7-9, in the school’s theatre. Directed by Larry Cervi, the curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. March 1, 2, 8 and 9. Family Night, with a 6:30 p.m. show time, is set for March 7, and a 2 p.m. matinee is offered on March 3. Tickets at $12 for adults and $5 for students are on sale now at www.usctheater.org. Adult ticket prices will increase to $15 starting March 1. The box office will open for in-person ticket sales starting on Feb. 18 during the following days/times: 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Saturday mornings, and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings (one hour prior to showtime). Tickets for all shows can be picked up on any of the performance days. Admission for USC senior citizens is free with a USC Gold Card. Gold Card holders must obtain their free theater tickets in person at the box office.

Jewish comedy

Chabad of the South Hills 4th Annual Jewish Comedy Night will be held at 7 p.m. March 3, at the Music Hall at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library, 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie. The evening of laughter, healing and remembrance will feature singer, comedian and piano savant Sarge telling his life story through comedy, music and song. There will be wine, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Cost is $36. To RSVP, visit www.chabadsh.com, email mussie@chabadsh.com or call 412-344-2424.

HEALTH

Essential oils

Free intro classes in doTERRA CPTG Essential Oils & Products for Natural Health Solutions are held from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays in February, at The Physical Therapy Center, 1699 Washington Road-Ground Floor, Bethel Park. Feb. 20 — Online Webinar: Emotions and Essential Oils (call to obtain the free link). Feb. 21 — Intro to Essential Oils for Immune Support. Feb. 27 — Essential Oils for Everyone. Feb. 28 — Intro to Essential Oils for Stress Management. o register, contact Deb Bosco at 724-713-6217 or bosco.deb@gmail.com.

Opioid talk

Westminster Recreation & Outreach Center (WROC) at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair, presents WROC Talk: Understanding the Opioid Epidemic from 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25. Dr. John D’Angelo from Tri-Community South EMS will discuss his experience in the local community. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required online at wroc.westminster-church.org or by calling Kathy at 412-835-6630 ext. 200.

LIBRARIES

Andrew Carnegie

• Board Games in the Afternoon, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 20, for all ages.

• Fantasy Readers for Teens, 4 to 5 p.m. Feb. 25, for grades 6-12. The group will begin with the “Bartimaeus Trilogy” by Jonathan Stroud.

• Visual Journaling, 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25, for adults and teens. Bring an old sketch book or notebook; other supplies will be provided.

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

Bethel Park

• Advanced Study Skills: Tools for Achievement, 7 p.m. Feb. 20. This 60-minute workshop is for parents and students in high school or college who are facing challenging course work, while managing daily responsibilities. Register.

• App Playground for Parents, 7 p.m. Feb. 21. What makes a good app? When should your child begin playing with your phone or iPad? Discuss these questions and try out the library’s favorite apps before you download. Children are welcome. Register.

• Tape Town, 10 a.m. Feb. 22, for ages 2-6 with a caregiver. The program room will be transformed into a town with activities to explore. Register.

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

Bridgeville

• Hoarding: a Simple Look into a Complex Disorder, 6 p.m. Feb. 20. Registration appreciated.

• Lego Club, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21, for ages 7-12. Register.

For more, visit bridgevillelibrary.org.

Castle Shannon

• A position is available on the library board of trustees, which meets the first Thursday of each month. Applicants must be a resident or business owner in Castle Shannon. To apply, send or drop off a letter of interest and current resume to: Community Library of Castle Shannon, Attn: Board of Trustees, 3677 Myrtle Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15234.

• Junior Librarians, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Children can help check out books, put books away, and learn things about the library.

• Thursday Night at the Movies, 7 p.m. Feb. 21. Light refreshments provided. Registration appreciated.

For more, visit castleshannonlibrary.org.

Frank Sarris

• Teen Writers’ Club, 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 20, for grades 7-12.

• Spanish Story Time, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Feb. 22

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

Mt. Lebanon

• Career Workshop Series: Interviewing, 1 p.m. Feb. 21

• The Spring Real Estate Season: Buying and Selling, 7 p.m. Feb. 21

• Won’t You be My Neighbor?, 5 p.m. Feb. 24. Repair the World Pittsburgh will hold round robin-style conversations with Hello Neighbor, JFCS, SHIM and Casa San Jose. Refreshments provided. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/wont-you-be-my-neighbor-tickets-54719189569, or call the library at 412-531-1912 for assistance in registering.

• Making Herbal Jams and Jellies, 7 p.m. Feb. 26. Phipps Master Gardener Andrea Jackson will discuss how to incorporate jams and jellies into your cooking. Tastings included.

For more, visit www.mtlebanonlibrary.org.

Peters

• Afternoon Book Club for Adults, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 20. Discuss “The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation” by Elizabeth Letts.

• Family Movie Night, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21, for all ages with an adult caregiver. Featured film: “The House with a Clock in Its Walls.”

• Intro to Microsoft Excel, 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 21. Space is limited. Register.

• Mystery Gaming Tournament, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 22, for grades 6 and up

For more, visit www.ptlibrary.org.

Scott

• Chipotle Fundraiser, 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 19, at the Cochran Road location. A portion of sales during this time will benefit the library. Present a flier (digital or paper copy) or mention the STPL fundraiser to the cashier before purchase.

• Book Discussion for Adults, 3 to 4 p.m. Feb. 21. Visit the library for a copy of this month’s book.

• Harry Potter Escape Room, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 23, for families, adults and groups of children/teens. Groups of up to six people can reserve a ½ hour time slot. Register online.

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

South Fayette

• Coloring for Adults, 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Supplies provided or bring your own.

• Movie Matinee, 1 p.m. Fridays

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

SUPPORT GROUPS

Pet loss

Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation will offer a Healing Hearts Pet Loss Grief Seminar on Feb. 24, at LaBella Bean Café, 609 Washington Ave., Bridgeville, with Elizabeth Babcock, a licensed clinical social worker. Those having trouble coming to terms with the loss of a pet, regardless of when the loss occurred, are welcome to attend. The cafe will be closed to the public during this session; no walk-ins. Those planning to attend are asked to contact Deb Chebatoris at 412-220-7800 or Bernadette Kazmarski at 412-429-9553 or bernadettekazmarski@comcast.net so that CCPC may properly prepare and also contact you in the event of bad weather. To learn more about Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation, visit www.ccpc.ws.

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES

Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen: Cooking for Shabbat from A-Z will be offered from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 21, 28, March 7, 14 and 28, at Chabad of the South Hills, Mt. Lebanon. Kids ages 3-11 (3-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult) will prepare traditional Shabbat delicacies while learning about various Jewish topics, one-on-one Hebrew Alef-Bet and reading. Cost is $10 per child, per class or $50 for five classes, which includes family admission to a Grand Purim Theme Dinner on March 21 at South Hills JCC. For more information, visit www.chabadsh.com/jkc, email mussie@chabadsh.com or call 412-344-2424.

Artist workshops

City Theatre announces a new series of workshops and intensives to help nurture the careers of Pittsburgh-based artists. The new educational initiative will offer career development in various theatrical disciplines, including acting, playwriting and arts administration. Workshops include: Getting the Part, Teaching Artist Bootcamp, Active Analysis Immersive, and Getting Your Script Out There. A limited number of scholarships are available. For more information, email workshops@citytheatrecompany.org.

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