Association of University People is looking for single, four-year college graduates over 50 to join the group for monthly dinners and social gatherings. Upcoming events include: General AUP meeting and program on a plant-based diet, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 11, at the Adult Learning Center at Rodef Shalom, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Oakland, with admission at $5 or free if bringing a snack to share. For more information, visit www.aupsinglespittsburgh.org.
The monthly meeting of the South Hills Coin Club will be held at 8 p.m. Nov. 13 at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park. For more information, call 724-984-6611.
The Scott Conservancy will present Beth Exton of The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden at its annual meeting at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14, at the Scott Park Lodge in Scott Park. Exton will share the history of the garden’s 460 acres of land and provide highlights of its current education programs, conservation efforts and display garden, along with future plans. Refreshments available. There will be an opportunity to purchase honey, cultivated by local bees at the Scott Conservancy Apiary. Free admission. For details, call Jane Sorcan at 412-276-5820.
Brook Ward of Washington will be the guest speaker at the Western Pennsylvania Lensshooters Camera Club meeting at 7:15 p.m. Nov. 14, in the Peters Township Public Library. Ward will demonstrate his use of a drone in his aerial photography along with many of his images taken worldwide. For more information, call Jim McNutt at 724-747-1300.
The Bethel Woman’s Club will meet on Nov. 14 at the South Hills Elks Lodge, 2789 South Park Road, Bethel Park. There will be a social gathering at 11:30 a.m. with lunch served at noon. RSVP to Pat at 412-831-1861 by Nov. 9. Featured speaker will be Jim Duffy of the South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM). The group will also share aprons, telling why they are special.
FLEA MARKETS/CRAFT FAIRS
A fall rummage-recycling sale will be held on Nov. 10 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair. The regular sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon. The sale will close from noon to 12:30 p.m. for lunch. Bag and half-price sale is from 12:30 to 2. Collection day is Nov. 9, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and again from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.westminster-church.org or call 412-835-6630.
John McMillan Preschool, Bethel Park, will hold its annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10, with a special $3 bag sale from 12:30 to 1. Donations of gently used items will be accepted from noon to 7 p.m. on Nov. 9. Admission is free. For more information, call 412-833-4704. Proceeds will benefit the preschool.
A craft and vendor show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10, in the Pope Benedict Activity Center at St. Benedict the Abbot Church, McMurray. Chili, cabbage and noodles, and pierogies will be sold. Proceeds benefit Family Promise.
Christmas craft/vendor fair
St. Valentine Church, Bethel Park, will hold a Christmas craft and vendor fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10, in Frawley Hall. There will be a Chinese auction, lottery trees, Christmas Café and bake sale. Admission is free. Proceeds benefit St. Valentine Preschool. For details, contact Judy Mills at email@example.com or 412-835-5539.
Upper St. Clair League for the Arts will hold Sugarplum Shop 2018 Nov. 8-11 at a new location, the Upper St. Clair Public Library’s multi-purpose room located at 1820 McLaughlin Run Road. There will be original fine art and hand-crafted holiday gift items by local artists. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Credit cards are accepted. Each artist will contribute a percentage of their sales at the event toward a scholarship awarded each May to an Upper St. Clair senior who intends to pursue a career in the arts.
Operation Troop Appreciation’s 8th Annual Gently Used Costume Jewelry Sale will be held Nov. 9 and 10, at the South Park Community Center, 2675 Brownsville Road. Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. For details, email Kathie Gasior at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.operationtroopappreciation.org.
Boy Scout Troop 2 will hold its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 11, at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 740 Washington Ave., Bridgeville. Tickets are $6, $4 for senior citizens and $3 for children under 5 and include all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage. Tickets will be sold at the door.
Chatham Baroque presents The Art of the Trio at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair. Tickets are $10-$30 online at www.chathambaroque.org or $15-$35 at the box office.
The Independence Middle School Student Council and the students who participate in the Bring A Smile To The Service Group invite all area veterans and active service members to a pancakes and sausage breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 9, in the Independence Middle School Library Commons, 2807 Bethel Church Road. To reserve a spot, contact Jennifer Makel, student council sponsor, at 724-344-3977 or email@example.com with the name and address of the veteran/active service member.
Murder mystery dinner
Thomas Presbyterian Church, Eighty Four, will hold a Murder Mystery Dinner on Nov. 10. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. with dinner served at 6. Mystery’s Most Wanted will perform “It’s Murder CB.” Charlie, Lucy, Linus, Marcie and Patty are reuniting for one last holiday together. But when Lucy decides to dig deeper into Charlie’s psyche, the Christmas tree might not be the only thing that ends up dead. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the church office, 1068 Linden Road between 8 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday, or by calling 724-941-8910.
Veterans Day program
A Community Veterans Breakfast Club Program will be held on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mt. Lebanon. There will be a combined 9:45 a.m. worship service followed by a breakfast program with the Veterans Breakfast Club. There will also be an interactive presentation for children during the breakfast. To RSVP, contact Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-531-7153. For details, visit www.stpaulspgh.org.
Bells of Peace, a World War I Remembrance, will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 11, at Allegheny Cemetery and The Homewood Cemetery. The historic cemeteries will ring the bells to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistic Day, which brought an end to WWI at the 11th hour on the 11th day in the 11th month of 1918.
Veterans memorial service
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will hold its 26th Veterans Day Memorial Service at noon on Nov. 12, at the South Park nursing war memorials on Corrigan Drive. The service will be dedicated to Mary Ann Rosko, a club member who died in 2017 and served in the U.S. Army Nurses Corps. All military nurses will be remembered with a floral wreath placed at the nursing monuments.
Veterans Day observance
A Veterans Day observance to honor veterans of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces is planned for 10 a.m. Nov. 12, at the Upper St. Clair Veterans Park, 1820 McLaughlin Run Road. Devlin Robinson, a U.S. Marine who served three tours in Afghanistan and one tour in Iraq, will serve as the event’s featured speaker. There will be musical performances by Upper St. Clair High School’s Marching Band and Chanteclairs as well as the Baker Elementary fourth-grade chorus.
Short film festival
Film Pittsburgh presents Pittsburgh Shorts Nov. 14-18 at Kelly Strayhorn Theater on the South Side. Opening night is Nov. 14 beginning at 7 p.m. and featuring eight short films, an after-party and a chance to meet visiting filmmakers. General admission is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Student admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information, visit filmpittsburgh.org.
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 www.chabadsh.com or call 412-344-2424.
St. Gabriel’s in Whitehall will host a blood drive in honor of Tina Famiglietti from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10, in the school gym at 5200 Greenridge Drive. Visit centralbloodbank.org, click Make an Appointment and search with group code G0040081, or contact Debbie Cerminaro at 412-884-2375 or Mary Balogh at 412-884-1283. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.
• Copycat Painting, 7 p.m. Nov. 12, for grades 7 and up. Bring your own canvas to class and follow step by step instructions to paint a winter scene. Bring a smock or old shirt. Register.
• The Missing Links of Budgeting, 7 p.m. Nov. 14. The Center for Women will look at the basics of how to create and maintain a steady budget. Register.
For more, visit www.bethelparklibrary.org. Register at 412-835-2207.
Fantastic Beasts Celebration, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 10, for all ages. Celebrate all creatures fantastic and magical with crafts, scavenger hunts and more. Registration appreciated.
For more, visit bridgevillelibrary.org.
• The Three Hundred Year Fad: The Forgotten History of Tattooing in America, 7 p.m. Nov. 8, with Alan Guthess of the Fort Pitt Museum.
• Crafternoons for Adults, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 14, for ages 18 and older. Make a hand-painted autumn sign with local Castle Shannon business Poor Johnny’s. Cost is $35. Preregister, pay and choose your sign at either place — Castle Shannon Library, 412-563-4552; Poor Johnny’s, 412-855-5518.
For more, visit castleshannonlibrary.org.
• Paint & Sip, 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 8. Fee of $20 is due at time of registration.
• Fiction Book Club, noon Nov. 14. Discuss “Caleb’s Crossing” by Geraldine Brooks.
Register at 724-745-1308. www.franksarrislibrary.org.
• Between Two Worlds, The Journey of Dorit Sasson, 7 p.m. Nov. 8.
• Basic Fitness and Nutrition Series, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 9, for seniors and the intellectually disabled.
• Peregrine Falcons of Pittsburgh 2 p.m. Nov. 10. Light refreshments.
• World War One, 1914 – 1918: The War that Changed the World, 7 p.m. Nov. 12.
• An Evening with Therese Rocco: Pittsburgh’s First Female Assistant Police Chief, 7 p.m. Nov. 14.
For more, visit www.mtlebanonlibrary.org.
Welcome Home: Celebrating Veterans and Their Families, noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 10. Registration requested.
For more, visit www.ptlibrary.org.
Make an Ornament, 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 12, for children of all ages. Stop in anytime during the two hours. Register.
For more, visit www.scottlibrary.org. Register online or call 412-429-5380.
Dealing with Grief through the Holidays: Presentation, Sharing and Prayer, led by Jennifer Matijevich of Three Rivers Hospice and Sr. M. Faith, will be held from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 14, at St. Louise de Marillac LeGras Parish Hall, 320 McMurray Road, Upper St. Clair. To register, email your name, phone number, name of your deceased loved one and your relationship to the person to email@example.com or call 412-833-1240 by Nov. 8.
A Divorce Workshop for Women will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10, at Southminister Presbyterian Church, 799 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Materials fee is $35 per person and preregistration is necessary by Nov. 8 to 724-493-9695.
Coalition for Leadership, Education and Advocacy for Recovery will offer PA Certification Board on Nov. 14, at St. Paul’s Church, 1066 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Registration and breakfast are at 8:30 a.m. followed by a recovery speaker and presentation from 9 to 10:45 a.m. To RSVP to this free event, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIY sugar scrub
A DIY Sugar Scrub class will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14, at Mind Body Center, 1720 Washington Road, Suite 207, Upper St. Clair. Learn for free; take home samples of your scrub for $5 each. Free parking. Bring a laptop. Sign up for a free ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diy-sugar-scrubs-tickets-52091208206.
Pennsylvania Resources Council will hold a vermicomposting workshop from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14, at the Buffalo Inn, South Park. Fee is $70 per person or $75 per couple. Preregistration is required at www.prc.org/programs or by calling 412-488-7490 ext. 226.