CLUBS

ML genealogy

The Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society will meet at 1 p.m. March 18 in the Mt. Lebanon Public Library. Jim Stuber will discuss “Researching Ancestors using Online Newspaper Sites.”

RN club

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. March 19, at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Road, Bethel Park. Donna Simpson, CRNP, MPH, will present “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease.” All registered nurses are welcome. For details, call Carol at 412-287-1195.

WBN

The Women’s Business Network-South Chapter announces upcoming meetings. South Hills Chapter meets at 8 a.m. March 21 at Sylvan Learning Center, 100 Siena Drive, Upper St. Clair, Call Lyndsey Phillis at 412-607-9853. McMurray Chapter meets at 8:30 a.m. March 20 at the Bowling Alley at the Meadows on Racetrack Road in Washington. Call Sallie Dunn at 724-503-4500. For more information, visit www.wbninc.com.

Scholarship available

The Woman’s Club of USC announces that scholarship applications are now available at the high school and library. Deadline to apply is March 22. For more information, call 412-279-1975 or 724-747-4719.

Historical society

Peters Creek Historical Society welcomes guest speaker Jennifer Sopko, author of “The History of Idlewild Park,” to its 7:30 p.m. March 25 meeting in the social room of Wrights United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. For information, visit www.peterscreekhistoricalsociety.org.

CRAFT/VENDOR FAIR

Vendor Show

Passion Twirl and Poms will host its first vendor show from 1 to 5 p.m. March 23 at John McMillian Presbyterian Church, Bethel Park. The show will feature crafters, basket raffle and bake sale.

FUNDRAISERS

BASH luncheon

The Black Association of South Hills for Women (BASH) will hold its scholarship fundraiser luncheon on March 23, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Meadowlands, 340 Racetrack Road, Washington. Theme: “Everything Old is New Again.” Tickets at $40 are available from a member or online at www.bashforwomen.com. Scholarships are awarded to black high school seniors who want to pursue a post-secondary education.

Spaghetti dinner

St. Pius X Byzantine Church located at 2336 Brownsville Road in Carrick will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 2 to 7 p.m. March 24. There will be raffles, a Chinese auction, bake sale, disc jockey and other entertainment. Tickets are $10. Children under 5 eat for free. Tickets will be available at the door. The event will benefit Sam Langol, a 3-year-old member of the parish who was one of the first children in Pittsbugh to be diagnosed with Acute Flacid Myelitis (AFM). For more information, call 412-881-8344.

Princess Tea Party

The 7th annual Princess Tea Party will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on March 30, in the Bishop Canevin School Gym, 2700 Morange Road, Pittsburgh. A donation of $30 per princess (ages 2-9, adults are free) includes: one ticket for a door prize, hair styled with choice of hair item, makeup and a jewel from the “Queen’s Jewels,” make-your-own fairy princess wand, nails painted with choice of royal tattoo, tea (pink lemonade), tea sandwiches and a cookie. Meet Cinderella, Aurora, Moana and surprise princesses. There will be storytime with the Fairy Godmother. Bring a camera for pictures. Payment by cash or check, made payable to CURESEARCH, can be made at the door. Reservations are a must be March 24 by calling 412-251-3933 or emailing mahaloteaparty2011@gmail.com. All proceeds benefit CURESEARCH to fight childhood cancer.

Pink Pamper event

Pink Pamper will present “The Bubble Ball” from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Circuit Center & Ballroom, South Side, Pittsburgh, to celebrate the 2nd Annual “Woman of Courage Award.” Special guest will be WTAE-TV anchor Kelly Frey. Enjoy wine and spirits, culinary delights, and shop at the Pink Pamper Marketplace. There will be dancing to Loyal Entertainment, food tasting and sipping, an auction and 50/50 raffle, cash bar and valet parking. All proceeds benefit the Pink Pamper HaLoFund, which supports women with medical-related hair loss due to cancer treatment. Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased at pinkpamper.org.

HAPPENINGS

Chamber music

Chamber Music at Old St. Luke’s Church, Carnegie, presents “A Bassoon Runs through It” at 2 p.m. March 24, with Academy Chamber Ensemble and bassoonist Amy Baker. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information, call 412-969-7072 or visit https://m.facebook.com/ChamberMusicAtOldStLukes.

Historical tour

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation will offer free tours at the Old Allegheny County Jail Museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, March 18 and 25. Tours take 30 minutes, with the last tour leaving at 12:30. Reservations are not required, but appreciated. For more information, call 412-471-5808 ext. 527 or email marylu@phlf.org.

Open house

Spencer Family YMCA, Bethel Park, will hold an all-day open house on March 18. Participate in a push up contest. Special bonus: $0 join fee all day. Or, sign up any Monday in March and pay $0 to join. For more information, visit https://www.pittsburghymca.org or call 412-347-6565.

Home buyer event

A First Time Home Buyer Event will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 19, at the offices of The Musuneggi Financial Group, 1910 Cochran Road, Suite 520, Manor Oak Two in Green Tree. Featured speakers will be Jackie (Lucchino) von Thun, a realtor with Realty One Group, and Megan Legursky, a mortgage loan officer with Mars Bank. Preregistration is required by calling 412-341-2888 ext. 312 or emailing info@mfgplanners.com.

Irish performance

Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall presents Listen Locally Downstairs with Geese in the Bog at 7 p.m. March 20. Doors open at 6:30. The four-person group will perform authentic, lively Irish dance tunes on fiddle, accordion, banjo, mandolin and guitar. The evening will include historic songs with cultural context and a demonstration of hard shoe dancing. There will be complimentary snacks and drinks by donation. Tickets are $10 at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4072083.

Vintage Pittsburgh

The Senator John Heinz History Center’s seventh annual Vintage Pittsburgh retro fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 23. For more information, visit www.heinzhistorycenter.org/events.

Senior health care talk

Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills, 1240 Washington Rd, Mt. Lebanon, will host Registered Nurse and Senior Health Care Presenter Barbara A. Veazey for a comprehensive overview of the following topics: Social Security, Medicare, Medigap and Advantage Plans (4/3); Long term care insurance, Health Care Advance Directives and veteran’s benefits (4/10); and Selecting home care services, assisted living, skilled care and senior safety (4/17). The event will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 3 and 10. Plan to attend one or all of these sessions at a cost of $5 per session, to cover materials. To register, email Katy at katyvern@gmail.com.

Auditions

Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra 2019 audition applications are now being accepted. Advance students up to and including college-age may apply. There is no minimum age requirement. Preliminary audition submissions are due March 25. Live auditions for new members will take place in May. To apply, visit https://pyso.org/audition.

Easter Bake Sale

St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 601 Boone Avenue, Canonsburg, will hold its Easter bake sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 13. Advance orders are being taken for nut, poppy and apricot rolls. To place an order, call 724-743-0231 by March 24.

Living history

Woodville Plantation, Bridgeville, marks opening day with the History of the Spinning Wheel. The event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. March 24 at the Neville House at the plantation located at 1375 Washington Pike. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12. Children under age 6 are free. For more information, call 412-221-0348 or visit woodvilleplantation.org.

Open house

Spencer Family YMCA, Bethel Park, will hold an all-day open house on March 25, featuring a healthy meal demonstration. Take advantage of a special bonus: $0 join fee all day. Or sign up any Monday in March and pay $0 to join. For more information, visit https://www.pittsburghymca.org or call 412-347-6565.

HEALTH

Essential oils

An Introduction to Essential & Oil Basics is held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 21 and 28, at The Physical Therapy Center, 1699 Washington Road (ground floor), Bethel Park. To schedule an alternate time/day, contact Deb Bosco at 724-713-6217 or bosco.deb@gmail.com.

Reduce stress

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 drkunklemillerandassociates@gmail.com or call 412-854-4887. For tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reduce-stress-and-clear-your-mind-tickets-51090273383.

LIBRARIES

Andrew Carnegie

• Library 101, 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 25, for teens and adults. Learn what’s available at the library. Registration is recommended.

• Fantasy Reads for Teens, 4 to 5 p.m. March 25, for grades 6-12 in the Studio. Discuss “Alanna: The First Adventure,” the first book in “The Song of the Lioness” by Tamora Pierce.

For more, visit www.carnegiecarnegie.org. Register at 412-276-3456.

Bethel Park

• Homework: A Parent’s Survival Guide, 7 to 8 p.m. March 21, for parents of students in grade K-12. Register.

• Pieces of the Puzzle: An Epidemic Overview, 11 a.m. March 23. A presentation on the opioid epidemic. Register.

• Dumbleore’s Army, 2 p.m. March 24, April 28 and May 19, for grades 7 and up. Register.

• Martial Arts Demonstration, 7 p.m. March 25, for grades K-4. Register.

For more, visit www.bethelparklibrary.org. Register at 412-835-2207.

Bridgeville

• Teen Game Day, 2 to 4 p.m. March 23, for grades 6 and up. Registration appreciated.

• Books n’ Bites, 6:30 p.m. March 25, for grades 4-6. Registration required.

For more, visit bridgevillelibrary.org.

Castle Shannon

• Tea Party, 6:30 p.m. March 19.

• Young Adult (YA) Book Club, 6:30 p.m. March 26. Pick a book to read and discuss as a group.

• Crafternoons for Adults, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. March 20. Theme: Wood Circle Designs. A $3 donation is requested. Registration appreciated.

• Genealogy Book Discussion, 2 to 4 p.m. March 22. Discuss “It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree” by A.J. Jacobs. Light refreshments provided.

For more, visit www.castleshannonlibrary.org.

Frank Sarris

Bigfoot Fest 2019, 1 p.m. March 30, with keynote speaker Doug Waller, founder of the Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation. He will discuss his own personal research concerning accounts of Bigfoot venturing into urban areas. The event is free and the public is encouraged to share their experiences with these mysterious creatures. Refreshments will be served. For information, email Leslie Yoder at lyoder@franksarrislibrary.org. Register at 724-745-1308. www.franksarrislibrary.org.

Mt. Lebanon

• An Evening with Lezlie Lowe, 7 p.m. March 21.The freelance journalist and journalism instructor based in Nova Scotia will discuss her new book, “No Place to Go: How Public Toilets Fail our Private Needs.” Copies of the book will be sold at the event.

• How to Find & Get Accepted into Your Dream College for Teen Artists, 11:30 a.m. March 23.

• Plant a Rose in May and Go Away … Kinda, 1:30 p.m. March 23.

• Repair the World/Food Insecurity, 5:30 p.m. March 24. Space is limited. Register online at www.rpr.world/bemyneighbor or call the library.

For more, visit www.mtlebanonlibrary.org.

Peters

• Tween Read it and Eat Book Club, 4 to 4:45 p.m. March 18, for boys and girls ages 9 to 13. Discuss “Squint” by Chad Morris.

• Afternoon Book Club for Adults will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 20 for a planning session.

• World Water Day Celebration, 10 to 10:45 a.m. March 21, for all ages with a parent.

• Family Movie Night, 6:30 p.m. March 21, for all ages with an adult caregiver. Featured film: “Peter Rabbit” (2018) PG.

For more, visit www.ptlibrary.org.

Scott

• Cult Movie Classic Series: “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1 to 3 p.m. March 19, for adults. Register.

• Panera Bread Dining Fundraiser, 4 to 8 p.m. March 21. Have dinner at the eatery on Greentree Road and a portion of sales will benefit the library. Present a flier (digital or paper) to the cashier before purchase.

• Watch & Munch: “Hook,” 10 a.m. March 23, for families. Juice and donuts provided. Register.

For more, visit www.scottlibrary.org. Register online or call 412-429-5380.

South Fayette

• Meet a Nutritionist, 7 p.m. March 20. Charlotte Hill will discuss USDA’s My Plate tool and how to lead a healthier lifestyle. Registration appreciated.

• Author Talk: Rebecca Drake, 7 p.m. March 21. The author will discuss crime fiction and her latest novel “Just Between Us.” Registration appreciated.

For more, visit southfayettelibrary.org. Register online or call 412-257-8660.

Upper St. Clair

• Plant-Based Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. March 19. Register.

• Reimagining Books: A Crafting Afternoon, 2 p.m. March 22. Learn how to re-purpose damaged or unusable books. A $2 donation is suggested to help cover the cost of supplies. Register.

• Pysanky: Ukrainian Easter Eggs, 1 p.m. March 23. Learn this ancient art and create your own. Register.

• Carnegie Science Center Presents: Neurobics!, 7 p.m. March 25. Explore brain exercises that help grow brain cells by using your senses. Register.

For more, visit www.twpusc.org. Register online or call 412-835-5540.

SUPPORT GROUP

Bereavement

Through its Pastoral Care Department, the AHN Canonsburg Hospital is currently offering a Bereavement Support Group from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, through April 10, for anyone grieving a recent loss. Meetings are held in the McNary Conference Center at the hospital. There will be a group dinner following on Wednesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. Reservations for the dinner are requested by April 15. Registrations for the preceding sessions are not required, and the invitation to join remains open. For information, call 724-745-6100 ext. 4118.

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES

Self-care for caregivers

Aspect Life Coaching and Serenity Center will offer a self-care workshop for caregivers of children with special needs. The four-week workshop, facilitated by Darlene Nelson, ALCSC owner and Certified Life Coach, will be held March 21-April 11. Participants can register for the 10 to 11:30 a.m. session or the 6:30 to 8 p.m. session. All sessions are $20. Participants will experience the benefits of mindful breathing, meditation, connecting with others and Taping (Emotional Freedom Technique). For information on the workshop or any services offered by the center, call Nelson at 724-299-3621 or visit www.aspectlifecoaching.com.

Foster care certification

The Bair Foundation Foster Care Certification Class will be offered from 5 to 9 p.m. April 1 and 8, at The Bible Chapel in McMurray. This is a two-part class for interested families who would like to become legally certified to foster children. There is no cost to attend and dinner will be provided. Childcare will be available for ages 0-10. Register at biblechapel.org/events by March 25.

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