CLUBS

Bethel Art Guild

Bethel Art Guild will meet at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 4, at the Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Avenue. Guest speaker will be freelance artist/illustrator Bill Vrscak, who has taught painting workshops and seminars throughout the United States, Canada and the Virgin Islands.

Garden club

Giant Oaks Garden Club will hold its monthly luncheon meeting and program at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at St. David’s Anglican Church, 905 E. McMurray Road, Venetia. Tim Bombash of Bombash & Early Essential Oil Co. will discuss the world of essential oils – where they originate, how they are created and their benefits. To attend as a guest, call Mary Meta at 412-835-4253.

Woman’s club

Ruthfred Acres Woman’s Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 9, at the home of Dr. Eric Berger. The program will be presented by David Hall, a global traveler and art collector. Members and guests will discover the artistry of three glass masters — Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra and Gabriel Loire, watching them create hot glass bowls, flowers and chandeliers on his photo plates. The presentation will also include viewing a new style of stained glass windows. For more information, call 412-833-3034.

Open house/networking

Women’s Business Network’s Mt. Lebanon Chapter will hold an open house and networking event at 8 a.m. Oct. 9, at Panera Bread, 1500 Washington Road. The event is free to attend and includes breakfast and refreshments. RSVP is required to Marlene Will-Knapp at 412-833-9279.

FLEA MARKETS/CRAFT FAIRS

Arts/crafts festival

The 29th Annual St. Thomas More Arts & Craft Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6, at the church located at 126 Fort Couch Road, Bethel Park (across the street from South Hills Village Mall). The show will feature handcrafted items from more than 75 local artists in two rooms. Lunch and soups will also be offered. Admission is free.

FUNDRAISERS

Maker Space launch

Full STEAM Ahead, the inaugural kick-off event to launch Matt’s Maker Space, Inc., a new nonprofit organization dedicated to providing maker spaces, maker programming and scholarship opportunities to schools, libraries and community centers who may not have the resources to provide them, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 4, at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Tickets are $50 at https://mattsmakerspace.eventbrite.com or $75 at the door. Proceeds will benefit future maker space projects. To learn more about Matt’s Maker Space, Inc., contact Noelle Conover at 412-580-6733 or noelleconover@gmail.com.

Mah-Jongg tournament

The Pittsburgh South Hills Alumnae Chapter of Delta Gamma will host a Mah-Jongg tournament from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6, at Al’s Café in Bethel Park, to benefit Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh. For more information, contact Sarah Beitler, chapter president and tournament chair, at 412-720-6871 or sarahbeitler@gmail.com, or Frances Scher, publicity chair, at 901-289-1451 or ffscher@yahoo.com.

Treasures sale

Friends of Family Hospice and Palliative Care’s Fifth Annual Family Treasures Sale will be held from Oct. 6 and 7 at Family Hospice offices, 50 Moffett Street, Mt. Lebanon. Hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. The sale of high-quality gently-used items will include: furniture, housewares, china, silver, crystal, collectibles, wreaths, jewelry, women’s purses and accessories, books, DVDs, board games, toys, holiday and handyman items and more. A food truck will be onsite. All proceeds benefit hospice patients and families. For more information, email famhospsale@gmail.com or call 412-572-8812.

Domestic violence

She Can Have It All: An Empowering Night of Self-Care, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Frauden Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab, 1030 Boyce Road, Upper St. Clair. The event will include seven-minute talks, demonstrations, retail therapy, light refreshments and a Chinese auction. Vendor categories include: health and wellness, fitness, jewelry, clothing, essential oil, travel, skin care massage, personal stylist, financial services and counseling services. Tickets are $15 on the BNI Undertaking Success Facebook page or $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA. For more information, call 412-257-8090.

Spaghetti dinner

The Rotary Club of Bethel Park’s annual spaghetti dinner, “Eat Pasta, Make a Difference,” will be held Oct. 13, at the Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Ave. Eat in from 2 to 7 p.m. Drive through times are from noon to 7 p.m. There will be a raffle with a prize of $1,000 and a silent auction with prizes available as well. Full meal tickets, including dessert, are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-10. Tickets can be purchased by calling 412-855-4633 or at the door. Businesses can order meals for their employees (10 minimum) to be delivered between noon and 1:30 p.m. Call 412-608-2672 to order business deliveries. For more information, call 412-855-4633.

HAPPENINGS

Playtime for kids

Stay ‘n Play, the indoor play space for young children, will open its 2018-2019 season on at 9 a.m. Oct. 3. Parents and caregivers can bring their children to play in two different rooms for stimulating and creative fun. For more information, visit the Facebook page or call 412-561-1168.

Pickleball

WROC at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair, will offer pickleball from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 4-Dec. 20. There will be evenings for those new to the game (instructors provided) and evenings for more experienced players. All skill levels welcome; equipment provided. For more information, visit wroc.westminster-church.org or call 412-835-6630 ext. 200.

Live theater

The Heritage Players will perform Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” Oct. 5-7 and 12-14 at the Seton Center, 1900 Pioneer Ave., Brookline. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Box office opens one half hour before. General tickets are $12 per person, and senior tickets (65+) are $10 with sign-up. For tickets, visit www.heritageplayers.org or call 412-254-4633.

Nutcracker auditions

Auditions for dancers, boys and girls, are being held for the annual performance of the Nutcracker as presented by the Carnegie Performing Arts Center. Two weekends of performances are being offered in a full stage production at the historic Andrew Carnegie Music Hall in Carnegie. Production and rehearsals will take place on Saturday afternoons. Dancers ages 5 through adult are invited to attend the audition on Oct. 6. Ages 5-12 years old will be seen at 1 p.m. and 13 and up at 2. The auditions will take place at the studios of the Carnegie Performing Arts Center, the third floor, 150 East Main Street in Carnegie. For more information, call the school at 412-279-8887 or visit www.carnegieperformingartscenter.com.

Networking event

Women’s Business Network’s Pittsburgh West Chapter invites women business owners and professionals in the local Carnegie, Green Tree, Bridgeville and surrounding areas to an open house and networking event at 8 a.m. Oct. 10 at Papa Gallo’s, 1597 Washington Pike, Bridgeville. The event is free and includes breakfast and refreshments. RSVP is required to Kathy Bell at 412-855-0578.

Job/internship fair

The Fall 2018 Western PA Collegiate Job and Internship Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 10, at the Monroeville Convention Center. For more information, visit www.westpacs.org.

Dinner for a Dollar

Community of Christ Church, Bethel Park, will hold Dinner for a Dollar from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 11. The menu will include spaghetti, bread and rolls, garden salad and desserts. Donations of $1 per person or $3 per family are accepted, but not required. No take out will be available, including desserts. To volunteer to help set up on Wednesday or serve at the dinner on Thursday, call Debbie at 412-833-6357. Used eye glasses will be collected to be passed on to the Lions Club for distribution to those in need.

Torah & Tea

Chabad of the South Hills, Mt. Lebanon, will host a Torah & Tea for women at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11. Discovering the “Eishet Chayil-Woman of Valour” will convey the age old wisdom of King Solomon which is sung as a tribute to the Jewish woman each Friday night. There will be hot tea and refreshments.

HEALTH

Flu shot clinic

First Bethel United Methodist Church, 5901 Library Road, Bethel Park, will hold a flu shot clinic from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 7. A Walgreen pharmacist will be on hand to administer the shots. There is a $0 copay with most insurance; bring your insurance card. For more information, call the church office at 412-835-0700.

Flu shots

Tri-Community South EMS will offer free flu shots from noon to 4 p.m. at the following locations: South Park Community Center, Oct. 9; Bethel Park EMS base, Oct. 11; Upper St. Clair Community Recreation Center, Oct. 12. Recipients must be over 18 years old to receive the shot. No insurance is necessary.

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. Classes are held from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at The Physical Therapy Center, 1699 Washington Road-Ground Floor, Bethel Park. Upcoming classes include: Oct. 10, Immune Support with Essential Oil & Oil Basics. AromaTouch Training will be offered Oct. 28. Free.

LIBRARIES

Andrew Carnegie

• Saw Doctor Legends Leo Moran and Padrig Stevens, 8 p.m. Oct. 6. An intimate concert with two of the founding members of the Irish group The Saw Doctors. For tickets, contact NFOstrowski@gmail.com or 412-496-3260.

• Teen Tuesdays, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 9 and 23. Come to the library twice a month for everything from DIY to board games. This month help decorate the library for Halloween and make spooky treets.

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

Bethel Park

• God is Great but His People Suck. Agree or Disagree? All Opinions Welcome, 11 a.m. Oct. 6. Join the author for an explanation of the book title, its origins, and the humorously uplifting life stories that it contains. Brad Shiff takes aim at everyone’s comfort zone and asks people to think before reacting while exploring life’s most challenging questions. Register.

• Picasso-inspired Postcards, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10, for grades 2-4. Register.

• Pizza Taste-off, 5 p.m. Oct. 11, for grades 5 and 6. Pizza lovers will decide which Bethel Park shop offers the best pizza. Register.

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

Bridgeville

• Friends of the Library Book Sale, Oct. 11-14. Members only preview night is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday (bag sale).

• 6th Annual Chuck Falletta Memorial Dog Walk, 10:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 13. Complete a one-mile loop through Bridgeville with your four-legged friend. There will be raffles and games as well. Registration is $5 per dog with all proceeds benefitting the library.

For more, visit bridgevillelibrary.org.

Castle Shannon

• Family Game Night, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9. Board games, computer games and more, plus snacks.

• Monthly Book Discussion Group, 7 p.m. Oct. 8. Discuss “Hallowe’en Party: a Hurcule Poirot Myster” by Agatha Christie. Stop at the library to pick up a copy of the book.

For more, visit castleshannonlibrary.org.

Frank Sarris

• Fiction Book Club, at noon on Oct. 10. Discuss “Custard’s Last Stand” by Tamar Myers.

• Stop by the library to view watercolor paintings of Judy Richards in the Athena Sarris Gallery on the second floor.

For more, visit www.franksarrislibrary.org. Register at 724-745-1308.

Green Tree

Friends of the Green Tree Public Library’s Annual Used Book Sale will be held Oct. 4-8, at the Green Tree Municipal Center, 10 West Manilla Ave., off the Parkway West. There will be a preview sale from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Admission is $5 per person at the door. The sale debuts to the general public on Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and continues on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a bag sale from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday and another bag sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. The sale will include hardback, paperback and vintage books, music, DVDs, books on CD and more. Cash, check and credit cards accepted. For more information, contact Adaena Tray, library director, at 412-921-9292 or traya@einetwork.net.

For more, visit www.greentreelibrary.org.

Mt. Lebanon

• Celebrate Simchat Torah, 4 p.m. Oct. 4. This is a free, family-friendly story time and craft event.

• Guitar Petting Zoo, 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 6, for children ages 5 and older. Meet members of The Pittsburgh Classical Guitar Society, try out kid-sized guitars, learn a few chords or songs, and listen to members of the Kid’s Classical Guitar Orchestra.

• Pittsburgh Public Theater Pride & Prejudice Tea, 7 p.m. Oct. 8. Tea, treats and a discussion of Jane Austen and “Pride & Prejudice.” The evening includes fun activities, trivia and more. Dress in your best Jane Austen-inspired costume and bring your own cup and saucer. Register.

• Wet Felted Wearable Cord, 1 and 7 p.m. Oct. 9. Fiber Artist Judé Ernest will teach you to wet felt wool fiber and other materials into a tubular cord that can be worn as a bracelet or necklace. This is an introductory wet felting class; no experience necessary. All supplies provided. Bring a terrycloth dish towel for use during this class. Suggested donation is $5. Registration required.

For more, visit www.mtlebanonlibrary.org.

Scott

• Royal Chat for Adults, 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 6. Chat about royals and the upcoming wedding. Tea and scones provided. Register.

• Friends of the Library Used Book Sale – Volunteers Needed Oct. 7-15. Sign up at the library or call 412-429-5380. Sign-up sheets are posted in the library. The sale will be held Oct. 12-15 in the South Park Community Room (above the pool). Members night only is from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday (become a member – cost of membership is $10 for individuals, $7 for seniors and $20 for families). Sale hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (with FLASH sales) and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday (Brown Bag Dale – $5 per bag and FLASH sales).

• Conversation Salon for Adults, 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 8.

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

South Fayette

• Preschool Storytime with guest reader Jason Ortitay, 11 a.m. Oct. 4, for ages 4-6. PA House Rep. Ortitay will read and talk about our state, plus bring PA coloring books.

• Getting Ready to Put Your Home on the Market, 7 p.m. Oct. 4. Register online.

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

South Park

The Friends of South Park Township Library will hold its annual fall book sale Oct. 11-13, at the South Park Township Community Center Building, 2575 Brownsville Road (across from Bavarian Village). Hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday ($5 Bag Day). Proceeds benefit the library.

For more, visit www.southparklibrary.org.

Upper St. Clair

• “Love Your Library” Concert: The Boilermaker Jazz Band, 7 p.m. Oct. 9, in the Adult Nonfiction Room. Free. Register.

• Express Yourself, 10 a.m. Oct. 10 and 24. Share writings and to serve as a resource and writing inspiration for one another. Stop in anytime.

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

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES

Babyccino

Babyccino, a chic meet for mod moms and tots that explores the elements of the six days of creation and the seventh day of rest, meets from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays at Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road, Mt. Lebanon. Upcoming classes include: Plants, Oct. 4; Space, Oct. 11; Fish and Birds, Oct. 18; Animals, Oct. 25; Man, Nov. 1; Shabbat, Nov. 8. Fee: $7 per class or $50 for the full session. Contact Mussie Rosenblum at mussie@chabadsh.com or 412-344-2424, or visit www.chabadsh.com.

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