South Hills Coin Club

The monthly meeting of the South Hills Coin Club will be held at 8 p.m. July 9 at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park. All members and the general public are invited. This month’s program will be the annual pizza party. A 50/50 will be offered and children’s prizes awarded.

Applications are being accepted for membership. For more information, call 724-984-6611.

AUP events

Association of University People is looking for single, four-year college graduates over 50 to attend monthly dinners, and meet at various social spots and gatherings. Scheduled are:

• July 9 – dinner, 6 p.m. at Amel’s Restaurant 435 McNeilly Road, Baldwin Township. RSVP to Bill at 412-657-7485.

• July 10 – Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation walking tour, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Meet at the corner of Forbes Avenue and Schenley Drive Extension in Oakland, near the outdoor statue of the dinosaur. The event is free. RSVP to Bill at 412-657-7485.

• July 12 and 26 – Scrabble at the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon, 1 p.m. in the area near Anthropologie. RSVP to Rina at 412-341-8009.

• July 14 – brunch at Brugge, 40 W North Ave., North Side, at 11:30 a.m. RSVP to Bill at 412-657-7485.

• July 23 – happy hour, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Cafe Notte, 8070 Ohio River Blvd., Emsworth. RSVP to Mark at 412-939-0656.

• July 31 – dinner, 6 p.m. at Revival on Lincoln, 366 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue. RSVP to Mark at 412-939-0656, and call him for more information about the AUP.

Garden club

Giant Oaks Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. July 11 for its monthly luncheon meeting and program at St David’s Episcopal Church, 905 E. McMurray Road, Peters Township.

The program will feature Pittsburgh resident Carol Chernega, who in 2005 became the first International Visitor for the Jane Austen Society of North America, an award that sent her to live and work in England for two months, mainly at Jane Austen’s House. She will speak about pruning and how to avoid the seven mistakes home gardeners make.

If you would like to attend as a guest, call Mary Meta at 412-835-4253.

Chabad learning course

Chabad of the South Hills in Mt. Lebanon is hosting Kabbalah of the Aleph Bet Ladies Summer Learning Course at 7:30 p.m. July 11, 18 and 25.

Suggested donation is $18. Register at www.chabadsh.com or RSVP to Batya@ChabadSH.com.

Vacation Bible school

Vacation Bible school at Bethel Presbyterian Church will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 13, with lunch included.

Pre-registration is required at the church website, www.bethelpresby.org, or by calling 412-835-0405. Children age 3 (potty trained) to those entering fourth grade, will learn how Jesus takes care of us in stories, games, crafts and music. There is an $8 charge to attend.

Students also can earn free tickets to buy food and play games later the same day at the block party at the church from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission to the block party is free. The program includes inflatables, children’s games and activities, Kona Ice and food and drinks.

Bethel Park concert

The Bethel Park Community Foundation hosts the 2019 Dean Streator Concert Series on July 14 featuring New Vintage Big Band, directed by Fred Perino and Max Gonano.

The concert begins at 2:30 p.m. in the Bethel Park Community Center.

Admission is free, but donations are accepted to benefit the community foundation.

Senior lunch and movie

Mt. Lebanon Recreation’s senior luncheon and movie matinee is scheduled for July 16 in Room A of the recreation center.

A presentation on healthy snacks, including a live cooking demonstration, starts at 11 a.m. Lunch is at noon, followed by a movie at 1.

Call 412-343-3409 to register. Fee is $7, due the Friday before the luncheon. Walk-ins are not encouraged and will only be accepted if space permits. A late fee is charged.

The event is sponsored by Sunrise Senior Living. Mt. Lebanon residency is not required.

Flea market

The DeMarillac Guild of St. Louise DeMarillac Church will hold a flea market from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 18 and 19, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 20, in the LeGras Parish Center (lower level), 320 McMurray Road, Upper St. Clair.

Glass recycling

The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) will host two “pop-up” glass recycling collection events in July in response to the sudden removal of glass from many of the region’s residential curbside recycling programs.

The events are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• July 13 – Murrysville Municipality building, sponsored by the Municipality of Murrysville

• July 20 – Village Square Mall, sponsored by Upper St. Clair Township

Residents can drop off all colors of glass bottles, jars and jugs at no cost. PRC staff and volunteers will be on-site to assist recyclers. The preferred packing and delivery method is glass loosely placed in plastic bins or cardboard boxes.

Since launching in early March, the pop-up glass campaign has attracted more than 3,700 participants and arranged for the recycling of 63 tons of glass.

PRC’s network is sponsored by CAP Glass, Owens Illinois and Straub Brewery in conjunction with several local municipalities impacted by recent changes in curbside recycling regulations.

For more information, visit www.prc.org/glassrecycling or email glass@prc.org.

Concordia open house

Concordia of the South Hills will host an education session and open house from 1 to 3 p.m. July 21 and 22 from at the retirement community’s campus, 1300 Bower Hill Road, Mt. Lebanon.

A brief session on “What Makes A Retirement Community So Appealing” will be followed by tours of apartments and common areas. Refreshments will be served in the Harmony Room on the ground floor of the community.

For more information, visit www.ConcordiaLM.org. To register or to schedule a private tour, call Christie Wahlen at 412-294-1351.

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, which are scheduled from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. Basketball, July 22-25; soccer, July 29-Aug. 1; wrestling, Aug. 5-8.

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

• Arts camp – 9 a.m. to noon July 22-25. Options are available for children and teens, including dance music, and drawing. For more information or to register, visit biblechapel.org and search “arts camp 2019.”

• 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.

Hilltoppers

The Hilltoppers of Scott Township, a group for senior citizens, will meet July 10 at Covenant-Community Presbyterian Church, 1630 Greentree Road, Scott Township. Doors open at 11 a.m. for fellowship. Bring a brown bag lunch and beverage to eat at noon. Following lunch and a brief business meeting, vocalist and pianist Patricia Reavel will present the program, “Hits Spanning the Ages.” Visitors and new members welcome. For more information, call 412-341-8640.

Preschool openings

John McMillan Preschool in Bethel Park has limited space available in its Monday-Wednesday-Friday class for 4-year-olds.

Through hands-on learning activities, children will practice social, fine motor and self-help skills that are essential in today’s kindergarten classrooms. There is increased emphasis on pre-reading, math, science, writing and language skills

Each day will include free play and gross motor time. Afternoon enrichment classes will be offered throughout the school year to extend your child’s day.

Registration forms and more information are available at johnmcmillanpc.org. To arrange a tour, contact Lori Feldmann at 412-833-4704 or lori@johnmcmillanpc.org.

Summer dance camps

Spencer Family Y, Bethel Park, will offer these dance camps:

• Prince and Princess Dance Camp for children ages 3-5 includes a dance class, craft and time for a snack from home, plus a creative play. Session II runs July 11 and 18 from 10:30 a.m. to noon for $30 per session.

• Swan Lake Camp for ages 6-12 will teach students ballet, jazz and character dances. A craft of tutu construction will also be part of this camp. Session II runs July 11 and 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for $40 per session. Space is limited. To register, call 412-347-6565 or visit thedapcoopzumba@hotmail.com.

Lions bag, broom sale

McMurray Lions Club is selling high-quality vinyl trash bags.

Heavy-duty bags are available in 30- and 33-gallon size for garbage, and tall white bags for kitchen use. Brooms are available, as well.

A Lions member will deliver the purchased products to your residence or business. For a complete listing of products and pricing go to the Club’s website at www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/mcmurray.

Proceeds go directly to help local and national Lions charities.

TOPS meetings

TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly – meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Carnegie United Methodist Church, 415 Washington Ave., Carnegie. Weigh-in is at 6:15 p.m. Cost is $5 per month and includes speakers, contest and fun. For more information, call Francis at 412-818-7489.

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.

libraries

Bethel Park

Bethel Park Public Library will hold the following programs:

• Black Glue Galaxy – Do you like being creative and don’t mind getting a little messy? Children in grades 3 and 4 can join us at 6 p.m. July 10 as we mix, blend, and create a gooey galaxy. The program will be held at 7 p.m. the same day for grades 5 and 6. To register, call 412-835-2207.

• What all can I do with my dog? – You have a dog; now what? Teach your dog to behave at home and in public. Learn enrichment and engaging activities that you can do at home to performing at dog shows. Learn how to keep your dog engaged, happy and healthy during all phases of his/her lifespan. The program, scheduled for 7 p.m. July 11, will be presented by Mindy L. Columbus, CTDI, Owner: Paws Up Professional Dog Obedience Training. To register, call 412-835-2207.

• Junior ranger – Become a National Park Service Junior Ranger Night Explorer! The program is scheduled for 10 a.m. July 13 for children in grades K-2 and 11 a.m. for grades 3-6. Learn about the night sky and make a planisphere to determine where the constellations are. This will get you started, but packets will be sent home for completion. Once you complete your packet, you can mail it in to receive your official badge from the NPS. If you show us your completed packet, we will give you an additional ticket for the raffles at the end of the summer. To register, call 412-835-2207.

• Astronaut training camp – 1 p.m. July 15-19. Do you have what it takes to become an astronaut? Try out our astronaut training course and explore hands-on, space-themed activities. For grades 1-3. To register, call 412-835-2207.

• Design with Perler Beads – 7 p.m. July 15. Perler Beads are beads that are melted together once they have been placed together on a peg board. Come create your own design with our colored beads and wide selection of templates. For grades 5 and 6. To register, call 412-835-2207.

Mt. Lebanon

• A Universe of Stories with Mike Plaskett, 2 p.m. July 15. The host of WESA-FM’s Rhythm Sweet & Hot musical variety program will share stories from the Big Band era and sample music including dance bands, swing bands, hot jazz performers and memorable singers of the 1930s and ’40s.

• Summer Reading Salon, 7 p.m. July 17. Library staff members Sharon Bruni and Karen Brown host the salon, in which participants share book recommendations, discuss recent reads, enjoy light summer fare and make some new friends. To participate in the Yankee Book Swap, bring a wrapped gently used or new book.

Register online or at 412-942-0932.

• “1,000 Books to Read Before You Die” by Skype with James Mustich, 7 p.m. July 18.

Literary veteran James Mustich will share how he came to write “1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List.” He also will share his personal favorites and talk to the audience about theirs, offering insight and recommendations along the way.

• “Star Wars” Day, 1 pm, Saturday, July 20

Kids and their families can travel to a galaxy far, far away for Jedi challenges, crafts, snacks, and a visit from 2 to 3 by the 501st Legion’s Garrison Carida, home of the greatest villains in the Empire.

Frank Sarris Public Library

The Library will be closed in observance of the July 4 holiday, but look for Wonder Woman, Princess Leia and Spider Man along with some of your favorite library workers in the Canonsburg Fourth of July Parade!

Starting now and continuing through Aug. 23, the library will be open for summer hours on Fridays and Saturdays, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, hours will remain 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Summer reading programs for all ages will run now through Aug. 23. Get more details at the Library.

Summer Story Time for preschoolers will be Mondays and Tuesdays through July 29, from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Family Nights will be on Tuesdays through July 30, 6:30 to 7:30.

Summer Quest for grades K-4 will be offered Tuesday through Friday the following weeks: July 9-12, July 16-19, July 23-26 and July 30 to Aug. 2, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Summer Quest – Tweens in Space for grades 5-8 will be offered the following dates: Mondays, July 8, 15, 22, 29 from 1 to 2 p.m.; Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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