CHILDCARE

Preschool program

Peters Township Recreation Center will offer Love Bugs Preschool Program from 1 to 2 p.m. Feb. 14, featuring a craft, games and activities centered around love and friendship. Cost is $5 for members and $8 for non-members, per child. To register, call 724-942-5000 by Feb. 12.

Preschool class

St. Valentine Preschool in Bethel Park now offers Tiny Hearts for Two, a preschool class for 2-year-olds and their adult buddy, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, featuring playtime, crafts, finger plays, songs, stories, field trips, a snack and more. For more information, call 412-835-5539.

Alumni sought

Westminster Nursery School at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair, has been in operation for 60 years. What started out as a school with two staff members, two classrooms and 60 children has evolved to 22 staff members, 11 classrooms and more than 300 children. Alumni of the nursery school are asked to share stories and join in the celebration at WNSK.org.

CLUBS

Coin club

The monthly meeting of the South Hills Coin Club will be held at 8 p.m. Feb. 12, at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park. For more information, call 724-984-6611.

Women’s Business Network

Women’s Business Network South chapters meet monthly. McMurray Chapter — 8:30 a.m. Feb. 20, at The Bowling Alley at the Meadows, Washington. Call Sallie Dunn at 724-503-4500. Washington Chapter – 8:30 a.m. Feb. 13 and 27, at Panera Bread-Trinity Point. Call Vicki Pinkney at 412-997-1603. – Mt. Lebanon Chapter – 8 a.m. Feb. 12 and 26, Panera Bread on Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon. Call Marlene Will-Knapp at 412-833-9279. South Hills Chapter – 8 a.m. Feb. 21, Whole Foods at Siena Drive in Upper St. Clair. Call Lyndsey Phillis at 412-607-9853. For more information, visit www.wbninc.com.

ML Genealogy

The Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Mt. Lebanon Public Library. Elissa Scalise Powell CG, CGL, a nationally recognized genealogy lecturer and co-director of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, will present “To Use On-line Trees or Not: Organizing Your Data for Your Purposes.”

SP Women’s Club

South Park Women’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 18, in South Park Township Community Building on Brownsville Road. Peggy Gregor, BA, NASM, ACE, CPT, fitness director at Healthtrax-Bethel Park, will share discuss total fitness and well-being and how to “Train For Life.” There will be a regular business meeting and refreshments.

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. All registered nurses are welcome. For more information, call Carol at 412-287-1195.

Bethel Woman’s Club

The Bethel Woman’s Club will meet on Feb. 20 at the South Hills Elks Lodge, 2789 South Park Road. A social gathering will begin at 11:30 a.m. with lunch following at noon. Featured speaker will be Nora Helfrich of South Hills Emergency Medical Services. To make a reservation, call Pat at 412-831-1861. Checks for the luncheon must be received no later than Feb. 15. Sarris candy bars will be available for purchase, with all proceeds benefiting the SHIM Pantry.

New member drive

Bethel Park Lions, a community organization dedicated to service to the people of Bethel Park and the blind and deaf throughout the world, is welcoming new members. One of the organizations top fundraisers is its golf outing held each September. Funds generated from this event support a $5,000 scholarship awarded to a deserving Bethel Park High School senior in the spring. The Lions motto is “We Serve.” For more information, contact Danielle, BP Lions president, at 724-288-5746 or danielle.gosnell@gardnerdenver.com.

Nursing scholarships

Scholarship opportunities are provided to local by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club to nursing students entering their final year of studies in a diploma, associate degree or Bachelor of Science degree. Nurses actively pursuing advanced education in nursing may also apply. Scholarships are awarded each April. Apply through the Pittsburgh Foundation at http://www.pittsburghfoundation.org or by mail to: The Pittsburgh Foundation, Five PPG Place, Suite 250, Pittsburgh PA 15222-5414. The Pittsburgh Foundation also sends scholarship information to nursing schools and colleges in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. For more information, contact Jennifer Marino, scholarship coordinator, at Marinoj@pghfnd.org or 412-394-2649. Deadline to apply is March 31.

FUNDRAISERS

Hoagie fundraiser

Bethel Park High School Band, Bethettes, Orchestra and Top 21 will be selling 12-inch hoagies once again as its main fundraiser. The three types of hoagies, which will be sold at different intervals throughout the school year, include regular (ham, salami, bologna, cheese, lettuce and tomato), special (same as regular but lettuce and tomato are packaged separately; suitable for freezing), and turkey (turkey breast meat and cheese, with lettuce and tomato packaged separately). Cost is $6 per hoagie. Order by Feb. 16; pick up Feb. 23. To order, call 412-831-1786. Orders can also be placed through members of each squad.

Cash/Prize Bash

Bethel Park Lions Club Cash and Prize Bash will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. March 9, at the Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Avenue. Tickets are $50 and include hors d’oeuvres, dinner and drinks. Annual prizes to be awarded according to the drawings held at the party. Additional $25 prizes are awarded each week based on the Pennsylvania lottery number drawn each Friday evening. There will also be a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, door prize and pull tab tickets. To reserve a ticket, call Sandi Demas at 412-854-2740. All proceeds will be donated to Lions Charities. Bring unwanted eyeglasses to be donated to the needy.

Dinner auction

Our Lady of Grace Catholic School’s 20th Annual Dinner Auction will be held March 16 at the Hyatt Regency, Pittsburgh International Airport. Doors open at 6 p.m. with cocktail hour, silent auction and mobile bidding. Dinner and a live auction will follow at 7. The evening will include games, raffles and dancing. To RSVP, call Our Lady of Grace at 412-279-6611 before March 1.

HAPPENINGS

Jazz concert

A jazz ensemble concert will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 13, in the Bethel Park High School Auditorium. Participating schools include: Bethel Park, Canon-McMillan, Chartiers-Houston, Chartiers Valley, Mt. Lebanon, Peters Township, South Fayette, South Park and Upper St. Clair. Admission is free.

Jazz concert

Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall presents Listen Locally Downstairs with jazz and soul vocalist Kea at 7 p.m. Feb. 13. Tickets are $10 and include a complimentary glass of prosecco and snacks. For tickets, visit carnegiecarnegie.org.

Dinner for a Dollar

Community of Christ Church, Bethel Park, will hold Dinner for a Dollar from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 14. 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. No reservations are needed and no take-out will be available, including desserts. To volunteer to help set up on Feb. 13 or to help serve dinner on Feb. 14, call Debbie at 412-833-6357. Used eyeglasses will be collected and given to the Lions Club for distribution to those in need.

Black history concert

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh invites audiences to celebrate Black History Month with the Pittsburgh premiere of American composer Donald McCullough’s “Let My People Go! A Spiritual Journey along the Underground Railroad.” This concert of African American spirituals is presented in collaboration with Ebenezer Baptist Church in the Hill District, where the concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15. Tickets are on sale now at https://www.themendelssohn.org.

PYSO concert

Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra will hold a mid-season concert at 2 p.m. Feb. 16, at Heinz Hall. The program will include “Supermaximum” by Kenji Bunch, “Mother Goose Suite” by Maurice Ravel and “Enigma Variations” by Edward Elgar. The concert is free, but tickets must be downloaded at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/16851. For more information, visit www.pyso.org.

Live theater

PICT Classic Theatre presents the world premiere of the play “Run the Rabbit Path” by Pittsburgh-based playwright Ray Werner at WQED’s Fred Rogers Studio in Oakland. The show runs through Feb. 16. For tickets, visit picttheatre.org or call 412-561-6000.

Auditions

The Carnegie Performing Arts Center will hold auditions on Feb. 16, for the children’s play “Heidi,” based on the story by Johanna Spyri. Performances will be at the Andrew Carnegie Music Hall in April with rehearsals taking place on Saturday mornings. Children ages 5-12 are invited to audition at 10 a.m., and ages 13 and up are invited to audition at 11 a.m. at the studios of the Carnegie Performing Arts Center located at 150 East Main Street in Carnegie. For more information, call the school at 412-279-8887 or visit www.carnegieperformingartscenter.com.

Jazz events

The August Wilson Cultural Center presents and celebrates the African American experience by featuring jazz music programming as part of year-long signature events. Upcoming programming at the AWCC includes — Gregory Porter, Feb. 17; Jazzmeia Horn, April 19. For more information, visit aacc-awc.org.

Live theater

The REP, Point Park University’s Professional Theatre Company, will present Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea” through Feb. 17 at Pittsburgh Playhouse. For tickets, visit pittsburghplayhouse.com or call 412-392-8000.

Chamber music

Chamber Music at Old St. Luke’s presents “Amor! … Ballads and Fado” at 2 p.m. Feb. 17, at Old St. Luke’s Church, 330 Old Washington Pike, Carnegie. Chanteuse Daphne Alderson explores the colors of world music with The St. Michel Band, Vladimir Mollov and John Marcinizyn. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information, call 412-969-7072 or visit https://m.facebook.com/ChamberMusicAtOldStLukes.

HEALTH

Blood drive

Spencer Family YMCA, Bethel Park, will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 11, in the community room. To make an appointment, visit Vitalant.org and use code C43003, or call Kathy at 412-209-7622.

Diabetes prevention

Spencer Family YMCA, Bethel Park, offer a Diabetes Prevention Program from 6 to 7 p.m. beginning Feb. 13. A 3-month membership to the Y is included. This is a year-long program that teaches healthier eating, physical activity and other behavior changes. For more information, visit www.pittsburghymca.org or call Vince at 412-347-6466 to apply.

Essential oils

AromaTouch Technique Certification will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 17, at The Physical Therapy Center, Bethel Park. Deborah Bosco and Lori Rothschild will instruct. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aromatouch-training-pittsburgh-february-17-2019-tickets-54386276818.

• Free intro classes in doTERRA CPTG Essential Oils & Products for Natural Health Solutions, 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays in February. Feb. 14 — Intro to Essential Oils for the Family. 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. Register.

• Make DIY natural beauty/healthcare items using doTERRA Essential Oils. Feb. 12 – Moisturizing Body Oil for Super Dry Skin, 7 to 8 p.m. Free to register, with a $5 minimum cost for each DIY.

All classes are held at The Physical Therapy Center, 1699 Washington Road-Ground Floor, Bethel Park. Contact Deb Bosco to register at 724-713-6217 or bosco.deb@gmail.com.

LIBRARIES

Andrew Carnegie

• State 62 presents “June B. Jones: The Musical,” through Feb. 17. Visit the library’s website or www.stage62.com for details.

• Listen Locally Downstairs with Kea, 7 p.m. Feb. 13. Tickets to this concert with jazz and soul vocalist Kea and her trio include a complimentary glass of Prosecco and snacks.

• Prime Time Books, 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Lincoln Library, for adults and teens. Discuss “A Man Called Ove” by Frederik Backman. Copies available at the information desk.

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

Bethel Park

• AARP Tax-Aide, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, through April 9. Free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low and middle income, with special attention to those over age 60. Registration is first come, first served (note: the municipal building doors will not open until 8 a.m.). Call the library for information.

• Happy Valentine’s Day, 10 a.m. Feb. 14, for ages 3-6 with a caregiver. Stories, songs, games and art. Wear pink, red or anything with a heart. Registration is limited.

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

Bridgeville

• Jammin with My Planner: Supply Swap, 6 p.m. Feb. 14. Basic supplies provided or bring your own.

• Artist Trading Cards: Mixed Media Crafting, 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 16. Theme: Everything Old is New Again. Basic supplies provided or bring your own.

For more, visit bridgevillelibrary.org.

Castle Shannon

• Crafternoons, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 13, for adults ages 18 and older. Theme: Book Page Roses. Registration appreciated.

• The library will be closed on President’s Day, Feb. 18

For more, visit castleshannonlibrary.org.

Frank Sarris

• Fiction Book Club, 1 p.m. Feb. 13. Discuss “A Spark of Light” by Jodi Picoult.

• Love Your Library Event, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 16, in the Children’s Department. Games, crafts and treats plus story time with Ms. Barb at 11:30. No Reservations.

• The library will be closed on President’s Day, Feb. 18

• Children’s programs have returned. Madcap Mondays and Super Science Thursdays required prior registration, before the program date. For a complete listing, visit the website or call the library.

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

Mt. Lebanon

• Beats, Bops & the Blues Music Series, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16, for all ages. Tom Roberts will present “New Orleans R&B: Doctors, Professors & Maharajahs,” focusing on New Orleans R&B pianists. There will be food and an opportunity to talk with the artist.

• Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild presents: We Knew What We Had: The Greatest Jazz Story Never Told, 2 p.m. Feb. 17. There will be a screening of MCG’s documentary followed by a Q&A session and recordings of MCG Jazz.

• Organizing Your Data for Your Purposes, 1 p.m. Feb. 18, presented by Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society.

• Paws to Relax, 12:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Seniors and intellectually disabled adults and their caregivers can enjoy an hour of petting and dog-loving with Therapy Dogs International.

For more, visit www.mtlebanonlibrary.org.

Peters

• Evening Book Club for Adults, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 13. This will be a Planning Meeting.

• The Peters Township Public Library will welcome senior military officers from the U. S. Army War College for a panel discussion on Global Challenges and U.S. National Security Strategy at 7 p.m. Feb. 14. Hosted in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, the program offers the opportunity to meet with officials from the U.S. Army War College who will address various national security issues and the role the military plays in response. Registration is requested by emailing programs@ptlibrary.org or calling 724-941-9430 ext. 1.

• A Night with WQED, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, for all ages. Theme: Pinkalicious & Peterrific Valentine’s Party.

• Teen Binge Watch Days featuring Harry Potter movies, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 15 and 1 to 8 p.m. Feb. 18.

• Teen Books to Big Screen, 1 p.m. Feb. 16. Featured film: “The Fifth Wave.”

• Tween Read it and Eat Book Club, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Feb. 18, for ages 9 to 13. Discuss “Al Capone Does My Shirts” by Gennifer Choldenko.

For more, visit www.ptlibrary.org.

Scott

• Sticky, Slimy STEM, 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 18, for ages kindergarten and up. Register.

• Cooking Club: Fondue, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18, for adults. All skill levels welcome. Register.

• 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.

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

South Fayette

• Storytime Chess, 10 a.m. Mondays, 1 p.m. Thursdays or 10:30 a.m. Fridays, for ages 3.5-7 years. Learn the game of chess, its characters and movements through storytelling. New lesson each week. Register for only one session per week; must register for each week separately. Registration required.

• Kids in Motion, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Register.

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

Upper St. Clair

• Yarn Works, 7 p.m. Feb. 12 and 26, in the Children’s Quiet Place. The group creates hats, mittens, blankets and more to donate to people in need. Register.

• Express Yourself, 10 a.m. Feb. 13 and 27. New attendees, email Beth Fyne at penumbral@gmail.com.

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

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES

Jr. Chemists

Peters Township Recreation Center will offer Mad Science: Polymer Playground, 9:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 18, for children ages 5-12. The properties of slime will be tested in team-spirited fashion at the Slime Olympics. Cost is $39 for members and $59 for non-members. To register, call 724-942-5000.

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