Kosher cooking

The summer edition of “Love and Knaidels: Kosher Cooking for a Cause” will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road, Mt. Lebanon.

Community women will prepare Shabbat meals for seniors in the South Hills. If you would like to participate, contact Batya 412.512.2330 or batya@chabadsh.com.

Heritage Players shows

The Heritage Players will present the family musical “James and the Giant Peach Jr.” Aug. 2-4 at the Seton Center, 1900 Pioneer Ave., Brookline. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday matinee is at 2:00. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for children ages 4-12, and free for children 3 and under. They are available at the door or at www.heritageplayers.org.

Also, the Heritage Players will hold auditions for Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 17 and 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Seton Center.

Performers ages 8 and older are sought. They are asked to prepare 32 bars of a classic Broadway song, and be prepared to move. An accompanist will be provided.

Visit www.heritageplayers.org for audition signup. Performance dates are Nov. 15-17 and 22-24.

For more information, call 412-254-4633.

Senior fitness classes

Join a certified senior fitness specialist for two classes Aug. 2 at Castle Shannon Library.

Classes are $5 each and designed to increase muscle strength, joint stability, and joint range of movement, resulting in improved posture and ability to perform activities of daily living.

The senior strength and stability course, 10:45 11:30 a.m., is performed from a seated position and can be accomplished by all. The class consists of stretching, resistance training, posture exercises, and basic coordination exercises. Ample resistance bands will be provided, and limited handheld weights will be available Participants may bring their own weights.

The senior strength, stability and balance course, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., incorporates all of the above plus some standing balance exercises and very light aerobic work.

For more information, call 412-564-5378.

Hospice program

St. David’s Neighborhood Memory Café will host Patricia Tylka, hospice specialist with Kindred Hospice, for a program from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 3.

The program is at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 905 E. McMurray Road, Peters Township. For more information, contact sue.schmidty@gmail.com.

Bethel Park concert

The Keystone Chorus is featured in the fifth presentation Bethel Park Community Foundation’s Dean Streator Concert Series.

The concert takes place from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Bethel Park Community Center. Admission is free, but donations are welcome to benefit the Community Foundation

Since the 1950s, the Keystone Chorus has provided entertainment with barbershop-style singing. Rehearsals are held from 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. Tuesdays at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Road, Bethel Park, and are open to the public and potential members.

Watch and clock collectors

Allegheny Chapter 37 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors will meet at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 4 in Room 2701 of Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business, 4765 Forbes Ave. Gain access by using the building entrance off the Morewood Gardens parking lot.

The speaker is Clint Gellar, senior adviser scientist at the Naval Nuclear Laboratory in West Mifflin. The topic will be “American Watchmaking and the Civil War: Mutual Impacts.” Gellar has authored more than a dozen articles as well as two books, including "The Authentication and Appreciation of Civil War Timepieces.”

Admission is free and open to the public. There is a $10 fee to reserve a table for the buying and selling of horological items.

Open mic

Musicians, songwriters, poets and audience members to attend the Artists At Atonement Open Mic, scheduled for 6:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Church of the Atonement, 618 Washington Ave., Carnegie.

Performers are advised to arrive about 20 minutes early to sign up to perform.

Movie in the park

South Fayette Township’s Movies in the Park Series continues with “Coco.”

The movie is scheduled for 8:30 to 11 p.m. Aug. 9 in the Rotary pavilion at Fairview Park, 129 Greenwood Drive. Admission is free.

The plot of "Coco":

Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Film screening

Screening of “The Light of Fire,” a film by Bentzi Avtzon, will be at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at the South Hills Jewish Community Center, 345 Kane Boulevard, Scott Township. Conversation will follow.

Admission is $5 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information, contact Chabad of the South Hills, Mt. Lebanon, at 412-344-2424 or Chabadsh.com.

Day camps

The Bible Chapel in Peters Township is offering day camps:

• Sports camps – sport-specific morning sessions, and multi-sport afternoon sessions. Participants can register for half-day or full-day camps: soccer, July 29-Aug. 1; wrestling, Aug. 5-8.

For more information or to register, visit biblechapel.org/sports-programs-for-kids.

• Special needs day camp – 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 12-14 for ages 13 and older and Aug. 19-21 for ages 12 and younger, featuring art and music sensory experiences. For more information or to register, visit biblechapel.org/special-needs.

Further information about any of the programs can be obtained by calling 724-941-8990.

Dinner for a Dollar

Community of Christ Church, 3472 South Park Road, Bethel Park, will host “Dinner for a Dollar” from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 8.

On the menu are spaghetti, bread and rolls, salad and desserts. Donations of $1 for person or $3 per family are accepted, but not required.

No reservations are needed. No take out will be available, including dessert.

For more information or to volunteer for setup or serving dinner, call Janet at 412-831-0458.

South Hills Coin Club

The next meeting of the South Hills Coin Club will be held at 8 p.m. Aug. 13 at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park. All members and the general public are invited.

This month’s program will be on silver coins and tokens. Applications are being accepted for membership. For more information, call 724-984-6611.

Hilltoppers of Scott Township

The Hilltoppers of Scott Township, a senior citizens group, will hold its monthly meeting Aug. 14 at Covenant-Community Presbyterian Church, 1630 Greentree Road, Scott Township. Doors open at 11 a.m. for followship. Please bring a brown bag lunch and beverage to eat at noon. The Good Shepherd Church Handbell Musicians will perform. Visitors are welcome, and new members are needed. For information, call 412-341-8640.

Junior Women’s Club

Mt. Lebanon Junior Women’s Club will host a new member social at 7 p.m. Aug. 22.

The club is a social, civic and philanthropic organization.

Guests are encouraged to bring a friend, and food and drinks will be served. For location details, contact Lorraine May at membership@mljwc.com.

Performing arts classes

Registration for dance, theater and piano classes for the Carnegie Performing Arts Center School will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 19-21 at the Carnegie Performing Arts Center Studios, 150 E. Main St.

Classes offered include ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, pre dance, children’s drama, musical theater and piano lessons.

Students at the Carnegie Performing Arts Center School are invited to perform in four full-stage productions during the year: “The Nutcracker,” a Christmas classic taking place for two weekends in December; the charming original ballet of “Sleeping Beauty” in March;, the adventurous dramatic tale of “Treasure Island” in April; and the June school recital.

For information, call 412-279-8887 to request a fall registration packet or visit www.carnegieperformingartscenter.com.

Addiction support

Life Recovery, a confidential Christian recovery group for any addiction, holds an open meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at South Hills Assembly of God, 2725 Bethel Church Road in Bethel Park.

Family Rescue, support and healing for family members and loved ones negatively impacted by addiction, also meets at 7 p.m., then separates into its own small group.

For more information, call 412-835-8900 or visit www.southhillsag.org.

Square dance

Peanut Squares Square Dance Club is sponsoring lessons for $4 per night. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays starting Sept. 19 at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 799 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. No experience, costumes or partner is required. Refreshments will be served.

For more information call Ann at 412-563-0559, or call or text Paul at 412-735-2423.

Country line dancing

Country line dancing is held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at VFW Post 764, 460 Valley Brook Road, Peters Township. Beginners are welcome. For more information, call Bonnie at 724-746-1222.

Bowling league

A bowling league for women 50 and older of all skill levels starts Aug. 28 at AMF Lanes, 1601 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon.

The league is at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays and runs for 33 weeks.

Call Katie at 412-977-4407 or Judy at 512-659-2975 for details.

libraries

Bethel Park

Bethel Park Public Library will hold the following programs:

• Summer Scrumptiousness: 11 a.m. July 29 for students in seventh grade and older.

• Breakout games: 7 p.m. July 29 for students in seventh grade and older. Participants will have 60 minutes to work together to figure out clues and solve a mystery in order to “escape” the library.

• Minecraft building competition: 7 p.m. July 30. Test your skills against other Minecraft fanatics in an old-school block building competition of Minecraft characters. For fifth- and sixth-graders.

Mt. Lebanon

• From Pittsburgh to the Moon: How Western Pennsylvania Industry and Innovation Contributed to the Space Race, 7 p.m. July 30

Emily Ruby, curator for the Heinz History Center, will discuss Pennsylvania’s contributions to the Apollo 11 moon landing and the Space Race.

• Universe of Stories: Meet Mt. Lebanon, 1:30 p.m. Aug. 1.

Meet Mt. Lebanon Police Chief Aaron Lauth and enjoy a casual conversation and light refreshments.

• Concert in the Courtyard: Lee Robinson, 7 p.m. Aug. 1.

Concerts will be held in the library’s outdoor courtyard, but will move inside if it rains. This concert series runs every Thursday night in August.

Saxophonist Lee Robinson who has been an active participate on the Pittsburgh jazz scene for more than 35 years. He has performed in several R&B show bands and jazz ensembles, blending his improvisation with different styles of music for years.

• Swap Shop Social: Fiber Frenzy, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 4

Do you have yarn, floss, fabric, patterns, and other crafting supplies and materials that you no longer need or use? Then bring a bag or box, no more than two, to the library’s swap shop and take something new home. The event is free and open to the public, even to those who have nothing to swap.

• Concert in the Courtyard: Mary & Cal, 7 p.m. Aug. 8

Concerts will be held in the library's outdoor courtyard. In the event of rain, they will move inside. Mary Kaczorowski, vocals, and Cal Robol, guitar, are a local duo who perform jazz, blues, and pop with unique arrangements of classics and new music.

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