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 peterscreekhistoricalsociety.org.
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.
Part of Center Church Road in Peters Township will be closed to all traffic starting June 24.
The section, just to the east of Center Presbyterian Church, is being realigned in conjunction with the eventual construction of Rolling Hills Drive, to access the new Peters Township High School and Rolling Hills Park.
A detour will be posted until Center Church Road’s reopening, likely in mid-August, using East McMurray and Washington roads.
Concordia open house
Concordia of the South Hills will host an education session and open house from 1 to 3 p.m. today and Monday 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 www.ConcordiaLM.org. To register or to schedule a private tour by phone, call Christie Wahlen at 412-294-1351.
The second annual Bethel Park Summer Spectacular is scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. June 29 at Millennium Park.
The event features fireworks, food and beverage vendors, activities for the whole family and a performance by the band No Bad Ju Ju.
Sponsoring the event is the Municipality of Bethel Park, in partnership with the Bethel Park Community Foundation. The rain date is June 30.
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 www.mtleboacademy.com.
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 www.wbninc.com.
Local area meetings will be held as follows:
• 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.
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 email@example.com.
Community Band South concert
The Bethel Park Community Foundation hosts the opening of the 2019 Dean Streator Concert Series on July 7 featuring Community Band South, directed by Jim Bennett and Max Gonano.
The concert begins at 2:30 in the Bethel Park Community Center.
Admission is free, but donations are accepted to benefit Bethel Park Community Foundation.
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.
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.
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.
Summer Dance Camps
Spencer Family Y, Bethel Park, will offer the following 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 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.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 JGuilfoil@ymcapgh.org.
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 – 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.
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.
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.