CHILDCARE

Preschool preview

St. Elizabeth Preschool, Baldwin, will hold the preschool preview “Planting the Seeds of Learning” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30, in the Preschool Classroom. To reserve a spot, call 412-881-2958 or email slydon@st-elizabeth.org.

CLUBS

Alpha Omega Masters

Alpha Omega Masters sister chapter from Xi Zeta Tau will host a meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 24, at the home of Mary Lou Valle, featuring games.

FUNDRAISERS

Scrapbookers Getaway

The Jackie Banks Memorial Scrapbooker’s Getaway Weekend 2 will be held Feb. 1-3, 2019, at the Doubletree by Hilton in Washington. Meals, overnight accommodations and crop space are included, and a daycropper option is available. There will be an on-site craft store, Chinese auction and Valentines for Veterans make-and-donate card project. To register, email Judy at judy909@verizon.net by Jan. 25. Proceeds benefit Jackie’s Boys.

Volleyball fundraiser

Peters Township High School National Honor Society’s 13th Annual Volleyball Tournament to benefit the Make-A-Wish Scholarship Fund will take place from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 31 in the high school gym. Each school in the district will organize a faculty team that will compete against each other to be crowned the champion. Hot dogs, nachos, soda, candy and baked goods will be available. Admission is $5. Advanced tickets will be available beginning Jan. 29. Tickets will also be sold at the door the evening of the event.

HAPPENINGS

Holocaust screening

The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh will mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a screening of the French drama “Korkoro” (“Alone” in the Romanes) at 2 p.m. Jan. 27, at the Regent Square Theatre. The film tells the story of a Romani family trying to evade the Nazis while traveling through France. It will also include a discussion of the Romani experience during the Holocaust. Tickets are $10 for general admission and free to Holocaust survivors and students with a valid ID. To register, visit https://hcofpgh.org/korkoro.

Birding events

The National Aviary offers Owl Prowls — guided, after-dark nature walks to look and listen for owls in Pittsburgh’s local parks — with ornithologist Robert Mulvihill. The 7 p.m. walks will be held Jan. 23 in Frick Park and Jan. 31 at the Audubon Greenway Conservation Area in Sewickley. Cost is $10 per person. The walk is open to bird enthusiasts ages 7 and above. Bring a flashlight, dress for the weather, and wear sturdy walking shoes. Space is limited. Preregistration is required by contacting Audrey Beichner at 412-258-9463 or audrey.beichner@aviary.org.

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 — The Bad Plus, Jan. 24, 2019; Gregory Porter, Feb. 17; Jazzmeia Horn, April 19. For more information, visit aacc-awc.org.

Opera

Pittsburgh Opera presents “afterwards: Mozart’s Idomeneo Reimagined” Jan. 26 and 29 and Feb. 1 and 3 at the Pittsburgh CAPA Theater in downtown Pittsburgh. For tickets and more information, visit pittsburghopera.org.

Auditions

Carnegie Performing Arts Center will hold auditions on Jan. 26 for the children’s ballet “Cinderella,” at its studio located at 150 E. Main Street in Carnegie. Children ages 5-12 will audition at 1 p.m., with ages 13 and up auditioning at 2. Performances will be at the Andrew Carnegie Music Hall in Carnegie at the end of March. Rehearsals will take place Saturday afternoons during February and March. For more information, call 412-279-8887, visit www.carnegieperformingartscenter.com or go to the Facebook page.

Couples retreat

Retrouvaille: A Lifeline for Married Couples offers weekend retreats and post sessions that help couples focus on rebuilding marriage through better communication and understanding. The next weekend retreat begins Feb. 1. For details, call 412-277-3434 or email 3041@retrouvaille.org.

HEALTH

Essential oils

Learn about doTERRA CPTG Essential Oils & Products for Natural Health Solutions each Wednesday. Intro classes are offered from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays in January and February. Jan. 23 — Essential Oil Origins and Health Benefits of Lifelong Vitality Vitamins. Classes are held at The Physical Therapy Center, 1699 Washington Road-Ground Floor, Bethel Park. Contact Deb Bosco to register for free classes at 724-713-6217 or bosco.deb@gmail.com.

• Make DIY natural beauty/healthcare items using doTERRA Essential Oils. Jan. 22 — Cellulite-Buster Body Scrub and/or Detox Body Scrub. Free to register, with a $5 minimum cost for each DIY. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/o/deborah-bosco-12925966798. For details, call 724-713-6217.

LIBRARIES

Andrew Carnegie

• Literacy Pittsburgh, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 24, in the Lincoln Gallery. Learn about volunteering.

• Fantasy Readers for Teens, 4 to 5 p.m. Jan. 28, for grades 6-12. Discuss the Percy Jackson Series.

• Library 101, 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 28, for adults and teens. Meet quarterly to focus on a library electronic resource and how to use it.

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

Bridgeville

• Books n’ Bites, 6 p.m. Jan. 28, for grades 4-6.

• Toddler Time, 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, for toddlers ages 2-3 with an adult. Register.

• Babies and Books, 11 a.m. Fridays, for infants up to 24 months and caregivers. Register.

For more, visit bridgevillelibrary.org.

Castle Shannon

Cook the Book Discussion Group, 7 p.m. Jan. 23. Select and make a recipe from “Make it Fast, Cook it Slow” by Stephanie O’Dea. Register.

For more, visit castleshannonlibrary.org.

Frank Sarris

• Nonfiction Book Club, 2 p.m. Jan. 22. Discuss the Romanov family and the last Russian Czar.

• Genealogy Workshop, 3 p.m. Jan. 22. Register.

• Teen Writers’ Club, 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 23

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

LIBRARIES

Mt. Lebanon

• Matt’s Maker Party, 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 22, for kids of all ages. There is no school in Mt. Lebanon on this day, so stop by to celebrate Matt’s Maker one-year anniversary.

• Plant-based Nutrition 101, 7 p.m. Jan. 28

For more, visit www.mtlebanonlibrary.org.

Peters

• Mystery Gaming Tournament, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 25, for grades 6 and up

• Teen Books to Big Screen, 1 p.m. Jan. 26. Featured film: “Ready Player One.”

• Hot Chocolate Book Bingo, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Jan. 28, for children

For more, visit www.ptlibrary.org.

Scott

• Friends of the Library meeting, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24, for adults.

• Dino Tea, 11 a.m. to noon Jan. 27, for children of all ages. Register.

• Write Your Own Memoir/Children’s Book (Session 2), 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 31, for adults. Each writer should have a rough draft of their work for this session. Email loizesm@einetwork.net to register.

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

South Fayette

• Saving for Retirement, 7 p.m. Jan. 22. Register.

• Kids in Motion, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 23. Register.

• Friday Movie Matinee, 1 p.m. Jan. 25

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

SUPPORT GROUPS

Alcoholism/drug addiction

Six Steps to Sanity, a 12-week program to help parents, grandparents, spouses and family members who have adult loved ones suffering from alcoholism or drug addiction, will be offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m.Wednesdays, Jan. 23-April 10, at St. Louise de Marillac Church, Bishop Leonard Room (lower level), 320 McMurray Road, Upper St. Clair. This faith-based program is an outreach of the Substance Addiction Ministry at the church, and is adapted from the bestselling book “Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children” by Allison Bottke. Free. Registration is required by contacting Bruce and Nancy Shea at bruceandnancy6@gmail.com or 412-952-1084.

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES

Emotional wellness

Aspect Life Coaching & Serenity Center will offer the workshop “Envision You … Cultivating Emotional Wellness” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 26, at the center located at 1121 Boyce Road, Suite 1700, Sainte Claire Plaza, Upper St. Clair. Learn to identify, process and begin to release stored emotions, along with the tools for experiencing emotional wellness as the key to living a serene life. Participants will leave with Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT or Tapping), and tips on using essential oils for emotional support. All materials, essential oil samples and a catered lunch will be provided. For more information, call 724-299-3621.

Career program

New Choices, a free career program that teaches job search and interview skills, goal-setting and the confidence to succeed, announces a winter session at three locations: Downtown – 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 29-Feb. 28, at PA Women Work, 650 Smithfield Street, Suite 520 (note: This section of New Choices has an optional basic computer class, which meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Jan. 31); Squirrel Hill – 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 5-March 7, The Center for Women, 1620 Murray Ave.; Whitehall – 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 29-Feb. 28, Baldwin-Whitehall School District Central Administration Board Roam, 4900 Curry Road (behind Whitehall Elementary School). New Choices covers time and money management and conflict resolution, and offers access to scholarships for qualified candidates. New Choices is a program of Pennsylvania Women Work, and is open to all types of job-seekers in need of a boost. Registrants must possess a high school education or the equivalent, speak and write English well enough to secure a job, and be legally authorized to work in the United States. To register, call PA Women Work at 412-742-4362.

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