Hamilton Preschool, located at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Road, Castle Shannon, has received the Live and Learn Award for Best Educational Experience 2018 in Pittsburgh by, a website that gives “Inspiration & Insight for Modern Parents.’ For more information, visit


AUP Club

Association of University People is looking for single, four-year college graduates over 50 to join the group for monthly dinners and social gatherings. The group will gather for a Hartwood Acres Mansion Holiday Tour at 1 p.m. Nov. 17. RSVP to Liv at 412-580-3957. For more information, call 412-734-8445 or visit

ML Genealogy Society

The Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society will meet at 1 p.m. Nov. 19, in the Mt. Lebanon Public Library. The program will be a video on “Finding Elusive Records on FamilySearch.” A Q&A session will follow.

Women’s club

South Park Women’s Club member Fran Ruppen will show members how to craft seasonal items at the club’s general monthly meeting set for 7 p.m. Nov. 19, in the South Park Township Community Center Building located across from Bavarian Village on Brownsville Road. Everyone will take home two crafts. There will also be a business meeting and treats. New members are welcome.

RN Club

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 20, at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, Bethel Park. Speaker Nicole Bidolli, MS, will present “Exercise is Medicine.” All registered nurses are welcome. For more information, call Carol at 412-287-1195.

SH Women’s Club

South Hills Women’s Club celebrates 75 years with a dinner on Nov. 29, at Valley Brook Country Club, 425 Hidden Valley Road, McMurray. Social hour (cash bar) begins at 6 p.m. with a buffet dinner following at 7. After dinner, there will be entertainment, recognition of past presidents and longest members, as well as a short talk on the early years of the club. For reservations, call Joyce at 412-221-2713 by Nov. 21.


Vendor/craft show

Pet Search will hold a vendor and craft show benefitting animal rescue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17, at the American Legion Post 175, 168 Park Ave., Washington. A Chinese auction will be held with proceeds donated to Pet Search for the rescue and care of homeless animals. For more information, call 724-228-7335 or visit

Holiday vendor/craft fair

Bethel Park Recreation’s Holiday Vendor & Craft Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Schoolhouse Arts Center on Park Avenue.

Famous Flea Market

Bower Hill Community Church’s Famous Flea Market will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17, at the church on Moffett Street. In addition to the 40+ tables in the main room, the flea market will feature an additional room full of toys and children’s items. The Bower Hill Boutique will offer items for as low as $1 and a snack bar. A half-price sale will begin at 2. For more information, call 412-561-4114 or visit

Christmas craft show

The DeMarillac Guild of St. Louise de Marillac Parish in Upper St. Clair will sponsor its annual “Joy of Christmas” Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 17, in the school and LeGras Parish Center. The show will feature 121 artists and crafters, a Chinese auction and bake sale. Lunch and snacks will be available for purchase. Admission is $2 and includes a ticket for the Chinese auction. Due to the order of the USC Fire Marshall, strollers are not permitted.


Thanksgiving bake sale

The Ladies Altar Society of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 601 Boone Avenue, Canonsburg, will hold its Thanksgiving bake sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 17.

Kosher cooking event

Love & Knaidels: Kosher cooking for a cause will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 20, at Chabad of the South Hills, Mt. Lebanon. For more information or to volunteer, contact Carol Rose at 412-279-2771 or

Turkey Trot

The 28th Annual YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Turkey Trot will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, at PNC Park. The MedExpress 1-Mile Family Fun Run will begin at 8 a.m. followed by the UnitedHealthcare 5K Turkey Trot Run/Walk at 8:30 and the Gentile, Horoho & Avalli Double Gobble – 5K Course at 8:30 and 5-Mile Course at 9:15. To register or to become a race day volunteer, visit


Live theater

Little Lake Theatre Company announces its MainStage production of James Goldman’s “The Lion in Winter.” Performances run at 8 p.m. Nov. 15-17. Tickets are $21-$22.50 for adults and $14 for ages 15 and under. For tickets, visit or call 724-745-6300.

Jewish event

Chabad of the South Hills and South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh present Israel at the Crossroads: An Evening with Gill Hoffman at 7 p.m. Nov. 15, at Crown Plaza South Pittsburgh in Bethel Park. Chief political correspondent and analyst for The Jerusalem Post, Hoffman will give an insider’s look at the quest for security, democracy and peace in the Middle East. To register, visit or call 412-344-2424.

Tween Night

Peters Township Parks & Recreation will hold Tween Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 16, at the Community Recreation Center. Tweens 9-12 years of age can socialize, play games (basketball, air hockey, ping pong, board games and more), make a craft and enjoy snacks. Cost for the chaperoned event is $5 for members and $8 for non-members. Preregistration is required in person at the Community Recreation Center located at 700 Meredith Drive in Venetia, or online at by Nov. 15.

Caregiver conference

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter will hold its free Fall Caregiver Conference from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry Township. Participants will be provided information on topics such as financial planning for dealing with dementia, understanding palliative and a panel discussion on different perspectives of caregiving. Keynote speaker will be Evan Bass Zeisel, whose short film “How You Are to Me,” which highlights the caregiver’s perspective of dealing with dementia on a daily basis, won Best Short Film at the 2018 Short.Sweet.Film Festival. To register for the event, visit or contact Sara Murphy at 814-456-9200.


The Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh will present its fall concert, Dreams and Dances, on Nov. 18 at Third Presbyterian Church, Shadyside. The 50 young singers of the choir will be joined by guest musicians the Kassia Ensemble as they present a program featuring Antonio Vivaldi’s Beatus Vir RV 598, Gwyneth Walker’s Dreams and Dances, and music by Abbie Betinis, Thomas Morley, Rosephayne Powell and Sarah Quartel. Tickets are $15 general admission and $7 for students. Children under 12 are free. For tickets,

Bus trips

South Fayette Township Parks & Recreation will offer Wheeling Island Casino, W.Va., & Oglebay Holiday Lights Bus Trip on Dec. 5, at a cost of $50 per person, adults only. The bus departs from South Fayette Senior Center, 515 Millers Run Road. To register, visit or call 412-221-8700.


Essential oils

New to Essential Oils and interested in learning about doTERRA CPTG Essential Oils? Contact Deb Bosco at 724-713-6217 or to register for free classes/Continuing Education. Upcoming classes will be held Nov. 14, 21 and 28. The topics will be Dispelling the Myths of Essential Oils and Essential Oil Introduction. Classes are held from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at The Physical Therapy Center, 1699 Washington Road-Ground Floor, Bethel Park. To register, contact Deb Bosco at the above email or by phone at 724-713-6217. Individual classes or consultations can be arranged.

Colon cancer screenings

Highmark Health and Allegheny Health Network (AHN) is offering colonoscopies on Saturdays this fall at a number of locations across Southwestern Pennsylvania. In the South Hills, Saturday screenings are scheduled from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Nov. 17, at Peters Township Surgery Center in McMurray. Space is limited. To make an appointment, call 412-515-2723. Most health insurance plans will cover the cost of the screening, however patients should check with their provider for specific coverage information. Upon scheduling, patients will receive instructions regarding how to prepare for their screening.

Better health

Better Choices, Better Health, also known as the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, will be offered from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays, through Nov. 19, at Christ United Methodist Church, Bethel Park. Free. Preregistration is required at or 412-835-6621.

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 or call 412-854-4887. For tickets, visit


Andrew Carnegie

• ACFL&MH will close at 3 p.m. Nov. 21 for the Thanksgiving holiday and will reopen at 10 a.m. Nov. 24.

• Light Up Night at Carnegie Carnegie, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Nov. 26, all ages. Make ornaments to decorate the library trees while enjoying cookies.

For more, visit Register at 412-276-3456.

Bethel Park

• Cybercrime Fighters: Phishing and Identity Theft, 10 a.m. Nov. 20. If you have email, use social media, or even text on your mobile device, you are a target for phishing. Learn to recognize the hallmark signs of phishing and how to stay safer online.

• Gingerbread Workshop, 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 24. Cartons and graham crackers will be provided; bring a can of icing and bag of candy to share. Register.

• Breakout Games, 7 p.m. Nov. 26, for grades 3 and 4. Solve a series of puzzles to break out of the library and win prizes. Register.

For more, visit Register at 412-835-2207.


• Artist Trading Cards, 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 17. This month’s theme is: food/cooking. Basic supplies provided, or bring your own. Children must be supervised.

• Conversation Salon, 1 p.m. Nov. 20.

• The library will close at 5 p.m. Nov. 21 for the Thanksgiving holiday and reopen Nov. 24.

For more, visit

Castle Shannon

• 2019 Enjoy coupon books are now available for purchase. Cost is $30. Proceeds benefit the library.

• Thursday Night at the Movies, 7 p.m. Nov. 15. Light refreshments. Registration appreciated.

• Tail Waggin’ Tutors, 7 p.m. Nov. 20. Each child will have the opportunity to read to a doggie tutor. Register.

• The library will close early at 5 p.m. Nov. 21 for the Thanksgiving holiday and reopen on Nov. 24.

For more, visit

Frank Sarris

• 2018 Benefit Luncheon for the library, 11:30 a.m. Nov. 18, at Valley Brook Country Club.

• Teen Writers’ Club, 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 19, for grades 7-12.

• The library will be closed Nov. 22-23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Register at 724-745-1308.

Mt. Lebanon

• An Evening with Therese Rocco: Pittsburgh’s First Female Assistant Police Chief, 7 p.m. Nov. 14. Rocco began her career in law enforcement as a 19-year-old clerk in the missing persons unit of the Pittsburgh Police Department. Her career ended nearly fifty years later as an honored and acclaimed assistant police chief, the first woman in the department – and the country – to reach such a high-ranking position. Rocco will discuss her career, memoir and upcoming documentary.

• An Evening with David Shribman, 7 p.m. Nov. 14 and 15. Shribman will provide an overview of the historical trends and events that sired our current party system and the political culture that sustains it.

• Jolabokaflod: Friends of the Mt. Lebanon Public Library Holiday Market & Used Book Sale, Nov. 17 and 18, outside the lower entrance of the library. Jolabokaflod is the annual release of new books in Iceland occurring before Christmas. There will be crafts from local artisans, greenery, Jolabokaflod totes, hot cocoa and gingerbread cookies available to purchase as well as complimentary wrapping paper to wrap purchases. The Southminster Ringers will perform seasonal music from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday. The used book sale runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

• Zoo-Ba-Do-Bop, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17, for all ages. Enjoy an evening of jazz with the Manchester Craftsman Guild and special guest Etta Cox, plus food, fun and an opportunity to talk with the artists. Free.

• Personal Finance 101, 7 p.m. Nov. 19. Learn how to establish a personal budget, set financial goals, and save for the future.

• Paws to Relax, 12:30 p.m. Nov. 20. Seniors and intellectually disabled adults and their caregivers are invited to spend an hour with therapy dogs from Therapy Dogs International.

For more, visit


• Gotcha Tchotchke (A Re-gifter’s Dream), 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 16, for adults. Gather 3-5 tchotchkes you no longer want and bring them to this event. Receive tickets for each donation, and participate in an exchange with others who are looking for “new-to-them” goodies. To register, email

• DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 17, for adults. Supplies provided. Register.

• Cooking Club: Cranberry Cider, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19, for adults. Swap recipes, talk foods, and taste and make a dish together. Register.

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

South Fayette

• How to Sell Items on eBay, 7 p.m. Nov. 14. Optional: bring your device with eBay app already loaded. Registration appreciated.

• Thanksgiving Centerpieces, 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 20, at the South Fayette Senior Center. Cost is $15 per person. Register and pay at the circulation desk by Nov. 15.

• The library will close at 5 p.m. Nov. 21 for the Thanksgiving holiday and reopen on Nov. 24.

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


Caregiver support

The Alzheimer Care Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at The Pines of Mt. Lebanon. The group meets the second Wednesday of each month.

Bereavement support

Through its Pastoral Care Department, the AHN Canonsburg Hospital offers a bereavement support group from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, through Nov. 28, at the McNary Conference Center located in the hospital. For more information, call 724-745-6100 ext. 4118.

• A grief and loss dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30. Reservations for the dinner are requested by Nov. 26. For information, call 724-745-6100 ext. 4118.


Chanukah education

A Beginners’ Chanukah Encounter for Families with One (or Two) Jewish Parents will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 17, at Temple Emanuel of South Hills, 1250 Bower Hill Road, Mt. Lebanon. To RSVP to this free event, contact Rabbi Locketz at 412-279-7600 or, or visit

Artist workshops/intensives

City Theatre announces a new series of workshops and intensives to help nurture the careers of Pittsburgh-based artists. The new educational initiative will offer career development in various theatrical disciplines, including acting, playwriting and arts administration. Workshops include: Getting the Part, Teaching Artist Bootcamp, Active Analysis Immersive, and Getting Your Script Out There. A limited number of scholarships are available. For more information, email

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