Women’s Business Network South Chapters will hold the following meetings: McMurray Chapter, 8:30 a.m. April 3 at The Bowling Alley at the Meadows, 210 Racetrack Road, Washington. Call Sallie Dunn at 724-503-4500. South Hills Chapter, 8 a.m. April 4, Sylvan Learning Center, 100 Siena Drive, Upper St. Clair. Call Kim Spierto at 412-759-2080. For more information, visit www.wbninc.com.
Bethel Art Guild will meet on April 4, at the Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Avenue. A business meeting and light lunch will take place at 12:30 p.m. followed by guest speaker, artist Robert Bowden.
Spring craft fair
PRIME TIME Adult Care will hold its annual spring craft fair from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6, in the Christian Life Center at Christ United Methodist Church, Bethel Park. Sixty-five crafters will be on site. Lunch and refreshments will be available throughout the day. Admission is free. Proceeds benefit PRIME TIME Adult Care, a nonprofit specializing in the medical supervision and mental and physical stimulation of the frail elderly, those with functional impairments, and those with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. For more information, call Mary Ann Weber, director, at 412-835-6661.
Upper St. Clair High School’s Mini-THON, a student-led fundraising event supporting childhood cancer research, will be held on April 5, at Fort Couch Middle School. The event, based on Penn State’s THON, will offer a designated “Community Time” from 6:30 to 9 p.m., enabling residents of all ages to participate in games, purchase refreshments and dance. Following Community Time, participating high schoolers will be “locked-in” until 6 a.m. Saturday for a night full of dancing, food, games, and more. To reach their $50,000 goal, students have organized several fundraising initiatives leading up to the event – including launching an online donor page. To make a donation, visit uscminithon.com.
The Men’s Fellowship at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Road, Castle Shannon, will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. April 6. The menu will include spaghetti with meatballs, salad, bread, beverage and cake for dessert. Cost is $8 for adults. Kids 12 and under eat for free. Take-out is available, and tickets will be sold at the door. Proceeds benefit The 8th Avenue Place, a mission/shelter in Homestead.
Bethel Park High School Band, Bethettes, Orchestra and Top 21 will be selling 12-inch hoagies once again as its main fundraiser. The three types of hoagies, which will be sold at different intervals throughout the school year, include regular (ham, salami, bologna, cheese, lettuce and tomato), special (same as regular but lettuce and tomato are packaged separately; suitable for freezing), and turkey (turkey breast meat and cheese, with lettuce and tomato packaged separately). Cost is $6 per hoagie. Order by April 6; pick up April 13. To order, call 412-831-1786. Orders can also be placed through members of each squad.
Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation will offer the program “Flight of the Timberdoodle” at 7:30 p.m. April 2, at Shelter 4 in Mingo Creek County Park. The group will gather in a field at dusk to listen for and observe the American Woodcock and one of the most unique courtship displays in the animal kingdom. Dress for moderate hiking and the weather. A flashlight may be needed on the return hike. Reservations are required at 724-228-6867. There is no fee for this program.
“My Traveling Song,” an original interactive play by Hiawatha Project, will debut April 5-14 at Carnegie Stage, 25 W. Main Street, Carnegie. In the play, especially made for children ages 1-5, a mother and child are confronted with unexpected natural obstacles, but weather through. “My Traveling Song” reveals that connections between loved ones, communities and the physical world around us can help us feel safe, loved and free to imagine a more empathic and playful world. For tickets, visit https://hiawathaproject.org/tickets.
The Salvation Army’s Greater Pittsburgh Women’s Auxiliary Fabric Fair will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 6, at The Salvation Army Pittsburgh Temple Worship and Service Center located at 1060 McNeilly Road, Mt. Lebanon (next to Seton LaSalle Catholic High School). Free parking is available on site and at two satellite locations from which free shuttles are available: Keystone Oaks High School and Keystone Oaks Middle School. Snacks and lunch items will also be available for purchase. The success of Fabric Fair is a result of the donations of all the items for sale. Donated fabric and related items are always in need, as are additional volunteers to measure and sort fabric in preparation for the fair. Those having donations or who may be interested in helping are encouraged to call Marilyn Dehuff at 412 835-3162.
A free community shred day will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 6, at Artis Senior Living South Hills, 1001 Higbee Drive, Bethel Park. Coffee and donuts will be provided. A small donation toward the Alzheimer’s Association is welcome. For more information, call 412-595-8917.
Easter egg hunt
The Township of Upper St. Clair’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 10 and under will be held at 11 a.m. April 6, at the shelter and golf course area adjacent to the McLaughlin Run Activity Center (MAC), 1770 McLaughlin Run Road. Activities and an opportunity for photos with the Easter Bunny begin at 10. Children should dress for the weather and bring a small basket for eggs, which contain either candy or prize-winning numbers. Parking is available in the lots located at the MAC, Public Works Building, Municipal Building and Municipal Tennis Facilities off Morrow Road. This is a free event sponsored by the Upper St. Clair High School Interact Club and Bethel-St. Clair Evening Rotary Club.
City Theatre presents the world premiere of “The Burdens” by Matt Schatz April 6-May 12, on the City Theatere Lester Hamburg Stage. Tickets are on sale now for this dark comedy for the digital age, and start at $29. Pick-Your-Price-Previews continue, with tickets starting at $5 (plus fees) to all performances April 6-11. For information or to purchase tickets, visit CityTheatreCompany.org.
Spencer Family Y, Bethel Park, will hold Easter Eggventure from 1 to 3 p.m. April 6, at South Hills Village Mall, lower level near Target. There will be Easter-themed crafts, activities, giveaways and more including camp games, Gaga, family fitness and a visit from the Easter Bunny. For more information, visit pittsburghymca.org or call 412-347-6565.
PICT Classic Theatre will present “The Heiress” April 6-27, at WQED’s Fred Rogers Studio in Oakland. “The Heiress” tells the story of a wealthy but insecure young woman in 1850s New York City who meets a dashing but penniless bachelor. Desperate for love and willing to risk everything for it, will she finally be blessed by good fortune or naïve in falling for the charm of a handsome opportunist. Tickets are $15-$48 and can be purchased online at picttheatre.org or by calling the box office at 412-561-6000.
Pittsburgh Opera returns to the Benedum Center with Puccini’s “La bohème,” through April 7. Set against the backdrop of 1830s Paris, La bohème follows four impoverished artists surviving with little more than friendship, passion, and love for their art. When Rodolfo, a poet, and Mimì, a young seamstress, meet, the two are drawn into a tumultuous and passionate affair with a love that can only be broken by death. English subtitles will be projected above the stage. Tickets start at $14 for adults, with tickets for kids and teens ages 6-18 offered at half-price. For tickets, call 412-456-6666 or visit pittsburghopera.org/tickets.
Woodville Plantation, in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Historical Costume Society, will hold an event on 18th century child’s clothing on April 7 at the plantation located at 1375 Washington Pike, Bridgeville. Speakers Laura Mason Lockard, Tiffany Apan and Kara Gordon will discuss what children would have worn from infancy into young adulthood. The event begins with tours of the Neville House from 1 to 3 p.m. The lecture will take place from 3 to 3:45 inside the still house, with a Q&A following from 3:45 to 4. Admission at the door is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12. Children under age 6 are free. For more information, email email@example.com, call 412-221-0348 or visit http://woodvilleplantation.org.
The Upper St. Clair Performing Arts Department will host the USC Jazz Festival, designed for musicians in grades 7-12, on April 8. Jazz ensembles from Fort Couch Middle School and the Upper St. Clair High School will work with guest performer and clinician Jim Snidero throughout the day. Under Snidero’s direction, jazz students will perform a concert at 7 p.m. April 8 in the high school theatre. Snidero will also perform as a guest soloist with each ensemble. The concert is free. For more information, contact Dr. John Seybert, performing arts curriculum leader, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spencer Family Y, Bethel Park, will hold an all-day open house on April 8, featuring group exercise classes, swimming and basketball in the sports court. Download the app, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, and choose Spencer Y to view a complete schedule. For more information, visit pittsburghymca.org or call 412-347-6565.
Special Needs Fair/Expo
The 4th Annual Southwestern Pennsylvania Special Needs Fair & Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27, at The Pathfinder School, 50 Donati Road, Bethel Park. The free event, held rain or shine, features both indoor and outdoor activities, including music and dance performances, emergency vehicles to climb, playtime with therapy dogs, face painting and more. Professionals representing a wide-range of services will also be on hand offering information and giveaways. For more information or to become a vendor, visit “special Needs Fair & Expo” on Facebook, email email@example.com or call 412-394-5514. The deadline for vendor applications is April 12.
Brilliant Business Books: More than a Story, a Spotlight on Health & Wellness Authors, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13, at Hyatt Hotel, Racetrack Road, Washington. Hosted by Cori Wamsley, the event will feature Pamela Power Scanlon, Matt Scoletti and Christina Tarantola. Gain inspiration on how to take your business to the next level. A silent auction will directly benefit The Global Sisterhood nonprofit. Tickets are available through April 7 at bit.ly/BrilliantBizBooksConf_April2019.
Volunteers are needed for Peters Township Parks & Recreation’s Bunny Hop and Egg Scramble on April 13, in Peterswood Park. The Bunny Hop is from 10 a.m. to noon for children age 9 and younger (must be accompanied by an adult). There will be games, crafts, entertainment and more. Cost is $5 for residents and $8 for nonresidents. The Egg Scramble will take place at 1 p.m. for children age 2 and under, 1:15 p.m. for children ages 3-5, and 1:30 p.m. for children ages 6-9. Bring your own bag or basket. Preregistration is required online at www.peterstownship.com or at the Recreation Center. Cost for either event is $5 for residents, $8 for nonresidents. In the event of inclement weather, both events will be moved to the Community Recreation Center. To volunteer, contact Lisa at 724-942-5000 or Ltaylor@peterstownship.com.
Spring flower show
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Spring Flower Show: Gardens of the Rainbow is open now through April 21, featuring prisms, topiaries and interactive experiences for all ages, plus tens of thousands of spring blooms in vibrant floral hues. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and until 10 p.m. on Fridays. Admission is $17.95 for adults, $16.95 for seniors and students, and $11.95 for children ages 2-18. Members and kids under 2 enter free. For tickets, visit phipps.conservatory.org.
Auditions for the Keynotes $10,000 Music Scholarship Competition will be held May 18, at the Mt. Lebanon Fine Arts Theater. Contestants must be full-time music majors in a music school, college or university. Instrumentalists must be under 26 years of age, voice under 30. A high school senior must be accepted for admission as a full-time music major in the fall of 2019. For more information or an application, contact Toni Kvederis, scholarship chair, at 412-220-3080 or visit keynotesofsouthhills.com. Application deadline is April 30. Winners will receive their cash awards at a brunch held at the LeMont on May 19, where lunch will be provided and the winners will perform. To make a reservation for the brunch, call Rose Liptak at 412-279-0122.
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 4, at Single Source Property, 1000 Noble Energy Drive, Suite 300, Canonsburg. To schedule an appointment, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.
Introduction to Essential & Oil Basics will be offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 4, 11 and 25, at The Physical Therapy Center, 1699 Washington Road, Ground Floor, Bethel Park. Individual appointments are available by contacting Deb Bosco at 724-713-6217 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunny Bridge Natural Foods & Café, McMurray, will celebrate its 17th anniversary with a 2-day in-store celebration April 5 and 6. Customers shopping these days will receive 20 percent off regular priced merchandise. There will be educational talks, demonstrations, kids’ activities, raffles and product giveaways. All events are free of charge. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 724-942-5800 or visit https://sunnybridgenaturalfoods.com/upcoming-events.
At the Mind Body Center, Upper St. Clair, learn how to use essential oils to clear your mind and reset your body for minimal stress. Guests can make roller bottles from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at a cost of $5 per bottle – oils and supplies provided. The center is located at 1720 Washington Road, Suite 207, on the second floor of the Norman Center. For more information, email email@example.com or call 412-854-4887. For tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reduce-stress-and-clear-your-mind-tickets-51090273383.
• Show Me How … Life Skills … Camp with Confidence, 7 to 8 p.m. April 1, for adults and older teens.
• Getting Started with Textiles, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 3, for ages 10 and up. Register.
• Nandanik Dance Troup Presents: Vilaya 2019, 6:30 p.m. April 6. Vilaya is the contrasting classical Indian dance styles with contemporary technique. Visit the library’s website for ticket information.
For more, visit www.carnegiecarnegie.org. Register at 412-276-3456.
• Estate Planning Basics – Do I Need a Will and Power of Attorney? 10 a.m. April 2. Register.
• Zoom, 7 p.m. April 2, for grades 2-4. Experience author/illustrator Istvan Banyai’s wordless book “Zoom.” Register.
• Magic Club, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, April 3-24, for grades 2-4. Register.
• Copycat Painting, 7 p.m. April 8, for grades 7 and up. Bring an 8-inch by 10-inch canvas. Register.
For more, visit www.bethelparklibrary.org. Register at 412-835-2207.
• Intro to Artist Trading Cards, 5:30 p.m. April 3. Registration required.
• Letter Writing Social, 6:30 p.m. April 4. Basic supplies provided or bring your own. Register.
For more, visit bridgevillelibrary.org.
• Book Party, 6:30 p.m. April 2. Stories, crafts and snacks that celebrate some of the children’s books in the library.
• Coffee & Friends … An Informal Book Discussion, 10 to 11 a.m. April 3, at Coffee, etc. located at 3754 Willow Avenue in Castle Shannon. First cup of coffee is on the library. Reader’s choice – bring a classic to share with the group.
• Identity Theft, Scams & Fraud Protection, 2 p.m. April 6, with a representative from the PA Department of Banking and Securities.
For more, visit www.castleshannonlibrary.org.
• Teen Advisory Board, 6 to 7 p.m. April 1, for students in grades 7-12. New members welcome.
• Kid’s Recycling Art, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 6.
For more, visit www.franksarrislibrary.org.
• Carnegie International Exhibition Talk, 1 p.m. April 2. Artist Jena Schieb will discuss the 57th Carnegie International Exhibition, which is presenting work by 32 artists and artist collectives.
• Street Photography to Surrealism: The Golden Age of Photography in France, 1900-1945, 7 p.m. April 3. Visit the streets, flea markets, shops, dance halls, and after-hours demi-monde of Paris in this program that explores one of the most fascinating and creative periods in photography.
• Avoiding Scams and Identity Theft, at noon on April 6, with a representative from the Pennsylvania Department of Banking.
• Game of Thrones: An Evening in Westeros, 7 p.m. April 6. Music, food, trivia contests and a live steel sword demonstration. Costumes encouraged. Admission is free, but registration is required.
For more, visit www.mtlebanonlibrary.org.
• Colored Pencil Drawing for ages 6 ½ to 13, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 2-23. Cost is $20 plus supplies. Register at the Library Services Desk.
• Digital Spring Cleaning, 7 to 8 p.m. April 4.
• Easter Egg Hunt, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. April 6 or 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. April 8. Register with the Youth Services Department.
• Teen Book Lunch Club, noon to 1 p.m. April 6. Discuss “The Poet X” by Elizabeth Acevedo.
For more, visit www.ptlibrary.org.
• Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser, 4 to 9 p.m. April 4. Bring a copy of the flyer/invitation, available at the library, to the restaurant located at 1155 Washington Pike in Bridgeville and 10 percent of your total food purchases will be donated to the library.
• Spring Cookie Exchange, noon to 1 p.m. April 6. Sign up at the circulation desk and submit a copy of a recipe by April 4. Bake and bring at least 3 dozen cookies. Milk will be provided.
• Adult Comedy Show, 7 to 9:30 p.m. April 6, in the Community Room at Scott Township Park. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $15 and will be sold at the library and at the door the night of the event while supplies last. Light refreshments provided or bring food to share with your table. Beer, wine and soft drinks available with a donation.
For more, visit www.scottlibrary.org. Register online or call 412-429-5380.
• Pysanky Egg Decorating, 6:30 p.m. April 2, at the South Fayette Senior Center. Cost is $10 per person. Register and pay at the circulation desk.
• Make a Greeting Card, 7 p.m. April 4. Cost is $5 per person, payable at the start of class. Register online.
• Puppy Tales, 1:30 p.m. April 6, at the South Fayette Senior Center for children ages 6 and up. Read to a friendly dog and make a craft. Register.
For more, visit southfayettelibrary.org. Register online or call 412-257-8660.
Upper St. Clair
• Cozy Up with Books, 10 a.m. April 4. This ladies’ group meets selected months throughout the year. Copies are available at the library. Read the book prior to the meeting. This month’s selection: “Varina” by Charles Frazier.
• Six Weeks of Zentangle, 1 p.m. April 3, 10 and 17. Explore the popular method of pen and ink drawing. Register.
• Downsizing Seminar, 7 p.m. April 4. A representative from Caring Transitions will discuss downsizing your or a loved one’s possessions during a transition to another living arrangement. Learn how to handle the logistics with care and compassion. Register.
For more, visit www.twpusc.org. Register online or call 412-835-5540.
The Garden Club of McKeesport and The Pittsburgh Rose Society will hold their Spring Pruning Demonstration at 1 p.m. April 6, at the Renziehausen Park Arboretum, 1400 Pinoak Drive, McKeesport. Bring pruners, work gloves and knee pads. Refreshments will be provided. The demonstration is free. In the event of rain or snow, the event will be moved to April 13; notice of postponement will be on the website, www.pghrosesociety.org and Facebook page.
Chabad of the South Hills will hold a Pre-Passover Wood Workshop from 2:30 to 4 p.m. April 14, at The Home Depot in Bethel Park. Create your own matzah holder for your Seder table. Cost is $5 per person before April 7 or $7 after that date. All children registered before April 7 will be entered into a raffle for a free pass to Snapology. To register, visit www.ChabadSH.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-3442424.
Workshop: Deaf Culture will be offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 11, in the Otterbein room at Christ United Methodist Church, Bethel Park. The workshop, led by local ASL interpreter Caleb Wysocki, will cover topics such as deaf community and culture, the basics of sign language, available resources to support deaf vocation and education, and information regarding the deaf community in Pittsburgh. To register, visit www.christumc.net/signup and select “Workshop on Deaf Culture. This workshop is hosted by The Nyadire Connection’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Sponsorship Program. Zimbabwean crafts will be sold to support The Nyadire Connection.