CLUBS

Historical society

Peters Creek Historical Society’s holiday gathering will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in the social room at Wrights United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. Members and invited guests are welcome to an evening of fellowship and food in the last formal meeting of the year. A short film giving homage to writer H.P. Lovecraft will be shown. The evening is a prelude to the annual “Soup and Stroll” open house at the historic Enoch Wright House, set for noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. For information, visit peterscreekhistoricalsociety.org.

Women’s Business Network

The Mt. Lebanon Chapter of the Women’s Business Network will meet at 8 a.m. Nov. 27, at Panera Bread, Mt. Lebanon. Meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. The meeting will include self-marketing, a business presentation by an individual member, table topic discussion and networking. Women’s Business Network has 23 chapters in Southwestern Pennsylvania with 400 members. Each chapter is category exclusive so once a business category is filled by a qualified applicant, that category is closed. For more information, call Marlene Will-Knapp at 412-833-9279.

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 next event will be dinner at Michael A’s Restaurant in Oakmont at 6 p.m. Nov. 28. RSVP to Liv at 412-580-3957. For more information, call 412-734-8445 or visit www.aupsinglespittsburgh.org.

FLEA MARKETS/Fairs

Vendor/craft show

Christ United Methodist Church, Bethel Park, will hold a vendor and craft show from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1. There will be a continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments and a cookie bar. Admission is free. Proceeds benefit PrimeTime Adult Care, a nonprofit specializing in medical supervision and mental and physical stimulation of the frail elderly, those with functional impairments, and/or those with Alzheimer’s disease. For more information, call Mary Ann Weber, director, at 412-835-6661.

FUNDRAISERS

Turkey Trot

The 28th Annual YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Turkey Trot will be held on 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 https://ymcaofgreaterpittsburgh.volunteerlocal.com.

Toy drive

Chabad of the South Hills Annual Chanukah Toy Drive for hospitalized and underprivileged children is under way. New, unwrapped toys are being collected. Ideas include puzzles, games, art supplies, Legos, Duplos, dolls, play food and kitchen items, and baby toys. Toys can be dropped off between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Nov. 30, at Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road, Mt. Lebanon. For more information, call 412-278-2658.

Cookie sale

St. Gregory Byzantine Catholic Church’s 8th Annual Taste of Heaven Cookie Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 1, at the church located at 2005 Mohawk Road (Brookside Farms) in Upper St. Clair. Cash or check only. For more information, call 412-835-7800.

Christmas Bake Sale

St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 601 Boone Ave., Canonsburg, will hold its Christmas bake sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 15. Advance orders are being taken for nut, poppy and apricot rolls. To place an order, call 724-743-0231 by Dec. 2.

Toys for Tots

Peters Township is once again participating with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in collecting Toys for Tots this holiday season. Collection boxes are located at the Community Recreation Center and at the library. New, unwrapped gifts for children from infancy to 14 years may be placed in the collection boxes anytime through Dec. 14. For more information, call the Recreation Center at 724-942-5000.

Lottery calendar sale

Saint Elizabeth Elementary School is holding two fundraisers. 2019 Lottery Calendars. are $30 with daily payouts of $50, nine days with a payout of $100, and two days at $150. Winners are determined based on the evening PA Lottery Pick 3 number- straight hit, first draw only. To request a specific number, contact the school office at 412- 881-2958 or email lbechtol@st-elizabeth.org. 2019 Enjoy Books are also being sold for $30 each through early December. They are available at the school or parish rectory.

Nut sale

McMurray Lions Club is selling Koeze Nut products, including cashews, mixed nuts, chocolates, caramel crunch and more. Purchase them as holiday gifts for family, friends and business associates. For a complete list of products and pricing, visit the club’s website at www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/mcmurray/. Proceeds go directly to help local Lions charities.

HAPPENINGS

Live theater

On Nov. 23, PICT Classic Theatre will present the first production of its 2018-2019 season, “The Old Curiosity Shop,” at WQED’s Fred Rogers Studio in Oakland. Performances run through Dec. 15. For more information, visit www.picttheatre.org or call 412-561-6000.

Volunteer event

Coalition for Leadership, Education & Advocacy for Recovery (CLEAR) is looking for volunteers to help prepare one million meals for the hungry in the community. The Meals to Hope Packing Event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 28, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. An all-faith worship service will begin at 9 in Hall B followed by the packing event at 10 in Hall A. Enter and check in through the East Lobby doors.

USC pep rally

The Upper St. Clair School District will host its Winter Community Pep Rally at 7 p.m. Nov. 28 in the high school gymnasium. The event is free and open to the community. The free event will include a variety of competitions among the Upper St. Clair High School’s winter varsity sports teams including girls’ and boys’ basketball, wrestling, rifle, girls’ and boys’ swimming and diving, ice hockey and indoor track. In addition, there will be performances by the marching band, the USC drum line, cheerleaders, dance and hip-hop teams, as well as an appearance by the panther mascot. Panther fans can also purchase athletic passes at the event. For more information, contact director of athletics Kevin Deitrick at 412-833-1600 ext. 2261 or kdeitrick@uscsd.k12.pa.us.

Holiday concerts

The Bethel Park School District announces free, holiday music concerts throughout the holiday season. They include: Neil Armstrong Middle School Holiday Band Concert, 7 p.m. Nov. 29 at the high school, 309 Church Road; Neil Armstrong Middle School Holiday Choral Concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at Independence Middle School, 2807 Bethel Church Road; Independence Middle School Seventh Grade Holiday Concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at 2807 Bethel Church Road; George Washington Elementary School Holiday Sing-A-Long, 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the high school, 309 Church Road; Independence Middle School Eighth Grade Holiday Concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at 2807 Bethel Church Road; Neil Armstrong Middle School Fifth Grade Strings Holiday Concert, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at 5800 Murray Avenue; Neil Armstrong Middle School Sixth Grade Strings Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at 5800 Murray Avenue; Bethel Park High School Holiday Concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 19 at the high school, 309 Church Road.

Jazz events

The August Wilson Cultural Center presents and celebrates the African American experience by featuring jazz music programming as part of year-long signature events. Upcoming programming at the AWCC includes — Jazz in the Café: Victor Provost, Nov. 30; Sean Jones: A Suite for Flying Girls, Dec. 12; The Bad Plus, Jan. 24, 2019; Gregory Porter, Feb. 17; Jazzmeia Horn, April 19. For more information, visit aacc-awc.org.

Theater auditions

Little Lake Theatre Company will hold auditions for adult actors (age 18-plus) for the first four productions of its 2019 season. Auditions will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 1, and 5:15 to 10 p.m. Dec. 2. All auditions will be cold readings from the scripts. The first four productions of the season are “The Drowsy Chaperone,” “Top Girls,” “The Importance of Being Earnest” and “Electra.” Those interested in auditioning for “The Drowsy Chaperone” should also prepare to sing, a capella, 32 bars of a song of their choice. To schedule an audition and for more information, visit www.littlelake.org/auditions.

Chanukah Festival

The Annual South Hills Lights Community Chanukah Festival will begin at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3, with a Giant Menorah Lighting and Mega Gelt on the corner of Potomac and Belrose avenues. A Chanukah Musical Laser Light Show and festivities at the Hollywood Theater on Potomac Avenue will follow. There will be live music, latkas, doughnuts, prizes and festivities for all ages at the free event. RSVP appreciated at www.chabadsh.com/ights, 412-244-2424 or mussie@chabadsh.com. There will be a complimentary shuttle running from the Dormont Pool parking lot to the festival.

Holocaust exhibit

Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh’s newest exhibit, Stitching History from the Holocaust, will be on display until Dec. 10. The multimedia exhibit will feature fashion designs and explore the lives of Czech couple Paul and Hedy Strnad and their failed attempt to escape the onslaught of Nazi Germany. Admission is $5 per person. For gallery hours, visit http://hcofpgh.org.

Toys for Tots

Musuneggi Financial Group’s 12th Annual Toys for Tots holiday donation party will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 12, at the company’s offices located at 1910 Cochran Road, Manor Oak Two, Suite 520, Green Tree. Bring a new, unwrapped toy donation for the United States Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program. Student government members from South Fayette High School will be on hand to “stuff a bus” will the toy donations. The South Fayette High School Orchestra will perform at 4. Those unable to attend may drop off a toy during regular office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays until Dec. 12. For more information, call 412-341-2888 ext. 312 or email info@mfgplanners.com.

Film

Jump Cut Theater offers a variety of events in October for film fans, from classic horror films to poster and VHS tape sales, comedy, trivia and a psychic medium gallery reading. All events take place at 241 E. Main St. in Carnegie (formerly The Flying Squirrel). The ice cream shop will be open for all events. For a complete schedule or to purchase tickets, visit www.jumpcuttheater.org.

HEALTH

Essential oils

New to Essential Oils and interested in learning about doTERRA CPTG Essential Oils? Contact Deb Bosco at 724-713-6217 or bosco.deb@gmail.com to register for free classes/Continuing Education. Upcoming classes will be held Nov. 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.

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

• 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 www.carnegiecarnegie.org. Register at 412-276-3456.

Bethel Park

• 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.

• Motherlands: Book Talk, presented by author Natasha Garrett, 7 p.m. Nov. 28. Register.

• Not Your Mother’s Book Club, 2 p.m. Dec. 2, for grades 7 and up. If sitting around a circle talking about books sounds boring, join us to not only discuss but experience the book. The club doesn’t want to just talk, it wants to do. Register and pick up a copy of the club’s first book, “You’re Welcome, Universe” by Whitney Gardner. Register.

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

Bridgeville

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

• Books n’ Bites Book Club, 6 p.m. Nov. 26, for children in grades 4-6. Discuss “From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.” Registration required.

• 3rd Annual Cookie Exchange, 1 p.m. Dec. 1. Bring a dozen cookies to exchange, plus hear holiday stories and listen to holiday music.

For more, visit bridgevillelibrary.org.

Castle Shannon

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

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

• Explore Tech Night, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27

• 42nd Legislative District Town Hall Meeting with State Rep. Dan Miller, 7 p.m. Nov. 28

• Classic Movie Showing, 2 p.m. Nov. 30, starring Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney. Light refreshments provided. Registration appreciated.

For more, visit castleshannonlibrary.org.

Frank Sarris

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

• Weekly children’s programs will resume starting Nov. 26

• Non Fiction Book Club, 2 p.m. Nov. 27. Discuss “When the Mississippi Ran Backward” by Jay Feldman. New members welcome.

• Winter Wonderland, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 1. Crafts, activities and pictures with Santa.

Register at 724-745-1308. www.franksarrislibrary.org.

Mt. Lebanon

• Family Sing-Along, 11 a.m. Nov. 23, with music teacher Margaret Hooton and her brother Bob Barnett.

• Chair Yoga for Adults, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 26, with the Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh. Registration preferred.

For more, visit www.mtlebanonlibrary.org.

Scott

• The library will close at 3 p.m. Nov. 21 and reopen Nov. 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

• Thanksgiving Family Movie, 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 24, for children of all ages and their families. Snacks provided. Register.

• Lego Club, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28, for ages 4-12.

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

South Fayette

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

• Holiday Card Making, 7 p.m. Nov. 27. Learn how to make two holiday greeting cards. Cost is $5 per person. Register and pay at the circulation desk.

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

SUPPORT GROUPS

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.

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES

Kosher cooking

Register before Nov. 30 for Kids in the Kitchen International Kosher Cooking class set for 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Dec. 13, 20 and Jan. 3, 10 and 17, at Chabad of the South Hills, Mt. Lebanon. Children ages 3-11 (3-year-olds must be accompanied by a parent or guardian) will prepare kosher delicacies from around the globe. Each class includes the cooking segment, fun and hands-on learning on various Jewish topics and one-on-one Hebrew Alef-Bet and reading, catered to each child’s level. Cost is $10 per child per class or $45 per child for the full five-week session. To register, visit www.chabadsh.com/jkc, email mussie@chabadsh.com or call 412-344-2424.

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 workshops@citytheatrecompany.org.

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