Dementia program

A program about Dementia Friends, which helps families and professionals better understand how it feels to be living with dementia and its related challenges, is scheduled for June 19 at Baptist Homes in Mt. Lebanon.

Registration starts at 4 p.m., and the program is from 4:30 to 6:30, presented by Stacie Bonenberger and Anneliese Perry, senior quality improvement specialists.

For more information, contact Sue Lauer at 412-350-9654 or

Pet fair

Hearts and Paws Pet Care and Adoption Fair is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 22 in the agricultural building above the South Park Fairgrounds.

More than 60 rescue groups and shelters, animal product vendors and service providers will be participating, and festival food, including vegetarian delights, will be available.

This year’s event will feature an animal art show and a kids’ corner with fun-filled activities for the whole family. For more information, call 412-277-1096.

Document shredding

Mt. Lebanon will host a document shredding event by Iron Mountain from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 22 at the public works yard, 1250 Lindendale Drive, off Cedar Boulevard.

Summer Fest

A Summer Fest for children and their families is planned from noon to 3 p.m. June 22 at Hillcrest Christian Academy, 2500 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park.

Activities include a bounce house, games, prizes, family color war (wear light-colored T-shirts) and more. Extra parking will be available at South Hills Assembly of God, 2725 Bethel Church Road, with shuttle service to the school.

To register, visit

Movie night

The Hastings neighborhood in South Fayette Township invites the public to attend a movie night featuring “The Jungle Book” on Hastings Green, 1006 Preserve Lane.

The event starts at 8 p.m. June 22. Bring a blanket or chair and snacks, or purchase food and drinks on site. Rain date is Thurs. June 27.

Historical society program

Tom Uram, president of the Washington County Coin Club and the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists, will be guest speaker for the Peters Creek Historical Society meeting at 7:30 p.m. June 24 at Wrights United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Road, Peters Township.

The program will focus on Apollo 11 coinage minted in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary marking man’s first steps on the moon. On July 20, 1969 the world watched as Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin made the unprecedented achievement, one that involved the work of about 400,000 Americans.

The public is welcome to join society members for the program. For more information, visit

The historical society also conducts tours of the Enoch Wright House on Venetia Road. Guided tours are scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. June 25.

Family event

Bethany Lutheran Church in Bethel Park invites families to a summer family event called “Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth,” which will be held from June 17 to 21 at the church, 5303 Madison Ave.

“Athens” will run from 5 to 8 p.m., starting with a light dinner each day. For more information, call the church at 412-835-9221, or visit or

Senior lunch

A lunch for seniors will be hosted at noon June 18 at Chabad of the South Hills in Mt. Lebanon.

Gallagher Home Services will present a program on advance care planning and advance directives. Suggested donation is $5, and the building is wheelchair-accessible.

Pre-register at 412-278-2658.

Academy summer programs

Mount Lebanon Academy, 400 Cochran Road, will offer STEAM Camps the week of June 24-28 in robotics, food science, chemistry and engineering. Classes will meet daily from 9:30 to noon or 1 to 3:30 p.m. These camps are geared to students in first through sixth grades.

SAT and ACT classes will be offered as private tutorials or group classes. SAT and ACT classes do not follow the session calendar and are scheduled once weekly July 8 through Aug. 12, with the exception of the first and final week when classes meet twice weekly. Any absences can be made up in a private tutorial, however, tuition rates will be adjusted accordingly.

All other classes and tutorials in math, reading, language arts, composition and other subjects meet twice weekly for a three week session beginning July 8. Tutorials in all academic areas can also be scheduled according to your own time schedule.

Several scholarships are available for qualified applicants. For information and a full schedule of summer classes, call the academy at 412-563-1413 or visit

Women’s Network meetings

The Women’s Business Network’s mission is to provide personal and professional resources to advance the presence of aspiring and successful businesswomen. Visit

Local area meetings will be held as follows:

• The McMurray Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. at the bowling alley at the Meadows, 210 Racetrack Road, North Strabane Township, June 19. Contact Sallie Dunn at 724-503-4500.

• The Washington Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. at Panera Bread, 108 Trinity Point Drive, South Strabane Township, June 26. Contact Vicki Pinkney at 412-997-1603.

• The Mt. Lebanon Chapter meets at 8 a.m. at Panera Bread, 1500 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon June 25. Contact Marlene Will-Knapp at 412-833-9279.

• The South Hills Chapter meets at 8 a.m. at Sylvan Learning Center, 100 Siena Drive, Upper St Clair, June 20. Contact Kim Spierto at 412-759-2080.

Peters Twp. Community Day

The 41st Annual Peters Township Community Day is scheduled for Saturday, June 29, at Peterswood Park. Vendor applications will be sent out in March. To be added to the mailing list, email

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 To arrange a tour, contact Lori Feldmann at 412-833-4704 or

Family Fun Night

Spencer Family YMCA in Bethel Park will host a family fun night open house from 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 21. Guests are invited to swim, try some fitness challenges or enjoy a workout on the wellness floor. The event is free and open to the public. Participation requires signing a waiver at the welcome center. For more information, call 412-347-6565.

Summer Dance Camps

Spencer Family Y, Bethel Park, will offer the following dance camps:

n 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 I runs June 17 and 24; Session II runs July 11 and 18. Both sessions are from 10:30 a.m. to noon and are $30 per session.

n 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 I runs June 20 and 27; Session II runs July 11 and 18. Both sessions are from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and are $40 per session. Space is limited. To register, call 412-347-6565 or visit

Senior health and wellness

Active at Any Age senior health and wellness sessions are from 1 to 2 p.m. Fridays at the Spencer Family YMCA in Bethel Park.

June 21: cards and games

June 28: lunch and learn

Along with social sessions the Y offers Active at Any Age aqua exercise, chair yoga, tai chi, cardio, strength, stretching and toning classes. For more information contact JoAnn Guilfoil, healthy living director, at 412-347-6565 or

BP Library programs

The Bethel Park Public Library will hold the following programs:

n Are You Smarter than a Bethel Park Librarian? – The trivia competition will be held at 6 p.m. June 29 at the library. Play as a team or individual. To register, call 412-835-2207.

n Copycat Painting – The program will be held at 2 p.m. July 1 for grades 3 and 4; 3 p.m. for grades 5 and 6; and 7 p.m. for teens. Bring a small canvas to class and walk away with your own version of Vincent Van Gogh’s A Starry Night. To register, call 412-835-2207.

n Science Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays starting July 2 and running through July 23. Participants, for grades k through 4, will be making two different types of rockets, marshmallow constellations, and galactic slime with moon rocks. To register, call 412-835-2207.

Frank Sarris Public Library

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.

Paint & Sip — From 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. June 20, join us for an evening of painting while enjoying light bites, wine and the company of friends. The fee is $20 and must be paid at the time of registration. Please sign up early as we require a minimum of six participants to hold this event and only have space for 12 people. Deadline for sign up is June 18.

The Summer Reading programs for all ages will run from June 24 through Aug. 3. Get more details at the library.

Summer Story Time for preschoolers will be Mondays and Tuesdays, June 24 to July 29, from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Family Nights will be on Tuesdays, June 25 to July 30, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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.

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.

Evening of chamber music

Temple Emanuel in Mt. Lebanon presents an evening of chamber music on June 20.

The concert, sponsored by the Diskin Music Fund and Temple Emanuel, starts at 7:30 and features musicians from the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival: Nurit Pacht, violin; Aron Zelkowicz, cello; Rodrigo Ojeda, piano.

The performance will include the music of Joachim Stutschewsky and Felix Mendelssohn. Tickets can be purchased at

Mt. Lebanon Public Library

• “Write or Die” meets at6:45 p.m. June 25. The science fiction, fantasy and horror writing and critique group welcomes experienced writers and newcomers who have yet to see anything in print.

• “Mahjong Culture Around the World is at 7 p.m. June 27. Learn why and how different cultures have shaped the game, as presented by Gregg Swain, an art enthusiast and historian who wrote “Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game.”

• “The Allegheny Observatory and the Field of Astronomy” is at 7 p.m. July 1. Andrew R. Zentner, a theoretical cosmologist at the University of Pittsburgh, will share some of Pittsburgh’s contributions to the field of astronomy, discuss the Allegheny Observatory and explain his field of science.

Genealogical society meeting

The Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society will hold its annual meeting and conference from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22 at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Museum Theatre.

Rick Sayre, an expert in Western Pennsylvania and Ohio records, will be the presenter.

The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Concordia open house

Concordia of the South Hills will host an education session and open house from 1 to 3 p.m. June 23 and 24 at the retirement community’s campus, 1300 Bower Hill Road, Mt. Lebanon.

A brief education session on “Finding Value in Retirement Living” 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 online, visit the Coming Events section of To register or to schedule a private tour by phone, call Christie Wahlen at 412-294-1351.

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