CHILDCARE

Preschool

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

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 March 3 there will be a general AUP meeting and program in the library at Rodef Shalom on Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh. A meet and greet will begin at 1:30 p.m. followed by a presentation at 2. Admission is $5 or free for those bringing a snack. Free parking in the rear. RSVP is not required. For more information, call 412-734-8445 or visit www.aupsinglespittsburgh.org.

Women’s golf

Women’s Golf Association of Mt. Lebanon meets every Tuesday, April through September. Membership is open to all women, all skill levels, residents and non-residents. For more information, call Sharon Ackerman at 412-480-3319.

FUNDRAISERS

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.

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.

Kids mini-thon

Singing for Wishes Mini-Thon, a Make-A-Wish fundraiser organized by 11-year-old Olive Marie Sperber, will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. March 30, in the Home Economics Building in South Park. The event, for students in grades 5-8, will include dancing, sports, games, prizes and food. Proceeds from the mini-thon will be donated to Make-A-Wish Greater Pittsburgh and West Virginia Chapter. Students wanting to participate are asked to raise money by getting sponsors prior to the event. Registration fee is $25. Space is limited. To register, visit https://singingforwishes.weebly.com.

HAPPENINGS

Anniversary celebration

Sunny Bridge Natural Foods & Café will celebrate its 17-year anniversary March 1 and 2, at its location at 130 Gallery Drive in McMurray. In-store activities will include vendor demos, product samples, giveaways, raffles and more. Guests will enjoy a 20 percent off storewide discount. On March 9, the Café will feature gluten-free fish sandwiches as a Lenten Café Special. For more information, visit www.SunnyBridgeNaturalFoods.com or call 724-942-5800.

Farm to Table

The 13th Annual Farm to Table Conference returns March 1-10 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburgh. This year, the conference will be a part of the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show. Tickets to the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show include entry to the Farm to Table Conference. For more information, visit https://farmtotablepa.com.

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.

Train event

South Hills Model Railroad Club’s (SHMRRC) Model Railroad Interactive Event, presented by Scott Township Public Library, will be held March 1 and 2 in the Community Room at Scott Township Park (above the pool building). Hours on Friday are from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday hours are noon to 5 p.m. Dr. Bob Cicco, a retired pediatrician and balloon artist, will be on hand to entertain the kids. There will be a raffle, prizes, snacks and train tattoos – all free.

Live theater

off the WALL Productions, the professional resident acting company at Carnegie Stage, announces its 2018-19 season, featuring one U.S. premiere and one Pittsburgh premiere in the remainder of the acting company’s program. Performances include: “Mumburger,” March 1-16, 2019; “World Builders,” May 3-18. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.insideoffthewall.com or call the box office at 724-873-3576 ext. 1.

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.

IRS Q&A

Peters Township Chamber of Commerce will offer “IRS Q&A – Know how the new tax laws affect your business” from 8 to 9 a.m. March 6, in the chamber’s Conference Center located at 1061 Waterdam Plaza, Suite 210, McMurray. Kate Hunyady, district liaison for Delaware, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee, will talk about the recent changes to the IRS code regarding businesses.The event is free. Space is limited so reservations are required prior to March 4 at www.ptcoc.org.

High school musical

Bethel Park High School will stage the musical “Annie Get Your Gun” at 7:30 p.m. March 13-16, in the high school auditorium at 309 Church Road. All tickets are $10 and can be purchased with cash or check payable to: “Bethel Park School District.” Tickets will be on sale to the public between 9 and 11 a.m. March 4-12 in the Main Lobby of the high school. There will also be two evening sales—from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 7 and 8, also in the Main Lobby. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on performance evenings. Senior citizens can receive half-price admission to the Wednesday and Thursday performances only. Students in Kindergarten through fourth grade can receive half price admission to all performances, but only if the seats are obtained at the door on the evening of the performance. To hear pre-recorded information about tickets, call 412-833-5000 ext. 8706. For information regarding handicap parking and drop off, contact the BPHS Security Office at 412-854-8515.

Open house

Spencer Family YMCA will hold an all-day Open House and Family Fun Night from 5 to 8 p.m. March 4. There will be a hot shot basketball contest, basketball-themed games and activities. Special bonus: $0 join fee all day, or sign up any Monday in March and pay $0 to join. For more information, visit www.ymcapgh.org/spencer or call 412-347-6565.

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. 27 — Essential Oils for Everyone. Feb. 28 — Intro to Essential Oils for Stress Management. To register, contact Deb Bosco at 724-713-6217 or bosco.deb@gmail.com.

LIBRARIES

Andrew Carnegie

Celebrate Carnegie Borough’s 125th anniversary with a performance for the whole family. Chris Laitta’s TV Tunes takes place in the Music Hall at 7:30 p.m. March 1, the actual anniversary of Carnegie’s legal incorporation. Doors open at 6:30. The cabaret star will lead the audience in sing-alongs to classic American TV show theme songs. Pittsburgh bassist Paul Thompson will be joined by Joe Dominic on keyboard and Subha Das on drums. There will also be a chance to win prizes during the show. A dessert reception with the performers will follow. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door, with children age 12 and under admitted for $5.

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

Bethel Park

• Self-Defense/Safety Seminar, 7 p.m. Feb. 27. Register.

• Tales to Tunes, 2 p.m. March 2, for grades K-4, featuring a musical puppet show by Pittsburgh Puppet Works. Register.

• Not Your Mother’s Book Club, 2 p.m. March 3, for grades 7 and up. The next book is “A Step toward Falling” by Cammie McGovern and will involve a service project with students at Pathfinder School. Register.

• Adult Movies for the Mind, 10:30 a.m. Mondays, March 4, April 1 and May 6. Bring a brown bag lunch or snack. Register.

• Take Apart-y, 6:30 p.m. March 4, for grades 2-4. Bring an old toy and uncover its secrets by taking it apart. Register.

• Family Meal Planning 101, 7 p.m. March 5.

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

Bridgeville

• In Stitches, 5 p.m. on Tuesdays.

• It’s a Hockey Night in Pittsburgh! 1893-Today, 6:30 p.m. March 6. Registration appreciated.

For more, visit bridgevillelibrary.org.

Castle Shannon

• Dr. Seuss Party, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26.

• Book Talk with Audrey Abbott, author of “The Lady’s Desire,” 7 p.m. Feb. 27.

For more, visit castleshannonlibrary.org.

Frank Sarris

• Family Night, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26

• More than A Story, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28, for ages 5-6. Practice kindergarten readiness skills.

• Super Science, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Feb. 28, for kids ages 3-7 and 8-13. Registration required.

• Teen Advisory Board, 6 to 7 p.m. March 5, for students in grades 7-12.

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

Mt. Lebanon

• An Evening with Brad Felver, fiction writer, essayist and teacher of writing, 7 p.m. Feb. 28. Register.

• Giuseppe Verdi and His Music, 10 a.m. Fridays, March 1-April 5

• Home Energy Efficiency, 1 p.m. March 4. Bring your energy bills and get a mini-energy evaluation.

• Slovak Heritage: Slovak American Easter Palm Weaving, 7 p.m. March 4

• Introduction to Calligraphy, 1:30 p.m. Sundays, March 3, 10, 17 and 24. Suggested donation is $5; all supplies provided. Registration required.

For more, visit www.mtlebanonlibrary.org.

Peters

• Explore Your Backyard Wilderness, family-friendly interactive exhibits on display at the library through mid-April. Programming will include: Backyard Birdies from 10 to 10:45 a.m. March 2, Are You a Citizen Scientist? from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. March 12, and World Water Day Celebration from 10 to 10:45 a.m. March 21. To register for the programs, call the Youth Services Department.

• Teen Book Lunch Club, noon to 1 p.m. March 2. Discuss “Leah on the Offbeat” by Becky Albertalli.

• Fortnite Challenge, 1 to 3 p.m. March 2, for grades 9 and up, to kick off Tech Week.

• Hoarding: A Simple Look into a Complex Disorder, 7 to 8 p.m. March 4. Register.

For more, visit www.ptlibrary.org.

Scott

• Write Your Own Memoir as a Children’s Book (Session 3), 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 28, for adults. To register, email loizesm@einetwork.net.

• Train Crafts, 4 to 5 p.m. March 1, for children of all ages. Register.

• Cult Movie Classic Series: Airplane, 6 to 8 p.m. March 1, for adults. Register.

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

South Fayette

• Tracing Your Roots-Genealogy, 7 p.m. Feb. 26. Registration appreciated.

• Puppy Tales, 1:30 p.m. March 2, at the South Fayette Senior Center for ages 6 and up. Registration required.

• South Fayette Township Library Silver Anniversary Celebration, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 9, at the Sygan SNPJ Lodge.

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

Upper St. Clair

• Yarn Works, 7 p.m. Feb. 26. Make hats, mittens, blankets and more for people in need. Register.

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

• History Night, 7 p.m. March 4. This month’s topic: “JFK: His Assassination.” Register.

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

SUPPORT GROUPS

Caregiver support

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 28, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair. For more information, call 412-835-6630.

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