CLUBS

AUP

Association of University People (AUP) is looking for single, four-year college graduates over 50 to join the group for monthly dinners and social gatherings. On Oct. 19, meet for dinner at Jade Grille in Mt. Lebanon. To RSVP, call/text Liv at 412-580-3957. For more information, visit www.aupsinglespittsburgh.org.

Historical society

Peters Creek Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at Wright’s United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. Society members will present an introduction to genealogy. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit www.peterscreekhistoricalsociety.org.

FLEA MARKETS/CRAFT FAIRS

Craft show

The South Park Women’s Club’s 25th Annual Craft Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20, at the Home Economics Building behind the county police barracks across from South Park Fairgrounds. Free admission and parking. For more information, contact Kathy at 412-833-1266 or spwccraftshow@gmail.com.

FUNDRAISERS

Youth for Christ

RSVP and pay by Oct. 18 for Metro Pittsburgh Youth for Christ/Campus Life’s Comedy Cafe Fundraiser at 7 p.m. Oct. 29, at Peters Creek Baptist Church, South Park. Clean comedian Jeff Allen will be featured, along with stories of teenagers whose lives have been changed through Campus Life. A coffee and dessert reception will follow. Cost is $20. For reservations, go to yfcmp.org/fundraisers or call Pam Hart at 412-854-1110 ext. 221. Proceeds will go toward helping at-risk teenagers.

Let Them Eat Cake

The 2018 Let Them Eat Cake Event to benefit The Midwife Center for Birth & Women’s Health will be held at 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at Hotel Monaco, Downtown Pittsburgh. This year’s theme is “Make Waves,” with a decorated cake gallery and cake tasting featuring underwater-themed cakes by the region’s best bakers and decorators. Tickets are $75 at midwifecenter.org.

Republican event

RSVP by Oct. 19 for Mt. Lebanon Council of Republican Women’s 64th Annual Fall Benefit set for 11 a.m. Oct. 20, at South Hills Country Club, 4305 Brownsville Road, Castle Shannon, featuring dining and fashions by Chico. Make checks payable to MLCRW in the amount of $35 per person and mail to: Dee Spahr, 198 Parkridge Lane, Mt. Lebanon, PA 15228-1156. Include seating preference, guest names and entrée choice (Alaskan Cod English Style or Asiago Chicken). For more information, call Dee at 412-343-1055.

Cash Bash

Saint Elizabeth Elementary School’s Hallo-Boo Cash Bash will take place on Oct. 20, in the school gym, off of Route 51. There will be a prize for the best female and male costumes. Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door and include dinner, beer and soft drinks. This is a BYOB, 21+ event. For more information, call 412-881-2958.

Pooch Parade

The Myasthenia Gravis Association of Western PA’s (MGA) 10th Annual MGA Pooch Parade will be held on Oct. 21, at South Park. This family-friendly event features a one-mile fun walk beginning at the Dog Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m. followed by the Pooch Parade at 10. Bring a donation for South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM) Food Pantry. To register, visit mgawpa.org.

Pro-life event

People Concerned for the Unborn Child will hold a luncheon at 1 p.m. Oct. 21, at Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh West, Green Tree. Doors open at noon. There will be prizes, a silent auction, 50/50 drawing, raffle and more. The menu includes chicken marsala, mixed green salad, roasted red potatoes and garden vegetables, dessert, rolls, coffee and hot or iced tea. Make checks payable to PCUC in the amount of $35 per person and mail to: PCUC, 3050 Pioneer Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15226. Include your name, address, email, phone number, who you would like to be seated with, and any dietary restrictions. Reservation deadline is Oct. 19. For more information, call the PCUC office at 412-531-9272 or Rose Liptak at 412-279-0122.

Purse Bash

St. Joan of Arc’s Appalachia Work Camp Purse Bash will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 21, at Library Volunteer Fire Company. Doors open at noon. For tickets, call 412-680-8038.

Fall fest

St. George Fall Fest will be held at 4 p.m. Nov. 3, at St. Pius X Auditorium, Carrick. Join parishioners, alumni, family and friends of the former St. George Church & School and St. John Vianney for dinner, live music and dancing, door prizes and raffles. Seating is limited. For reservations, call 412-502-5062 or email savestgeorge@gmail.com by Oct. 20. Proceeds benefit the St. George Church Preservation Society.

HAPPENINGS

Grand opening

Kittridge Dermatology located at 101 Drake Road in Upper St. Clair will celebrate its grand opening from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19, with complimentary refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres, skincare and beauty package giveaways, and a gift basket raffle to benefit the Pittsburgh Melanoma Foundation.

Food festival

St. George Orthodox Church, 3230 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, will hold its Mediterranean Food Festival, “The Original Feast from the East,” Oct. 19-21. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission and parking are free. Order online or by phone. Dine in or take out. Proceeds benefit the St. George Building Fund. There will be a freezer sale on Dec. 2. To order, call 412-221-2277 or visit stgeorgebridgeville.org.

Fall festival

Christ United Methodist Church’s Fall Festival will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 20, at the church located at 44 Highland Road in Bethel Park. For a schedule or to sign up for Trunk-or-Treat, visit christumc.net/fallfest.

Harvest festival

Hamilton Presbyterian Church will host its annual Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20, at 4500 Hamilton Road, Bethel Park (across from Cool Springs).

Oktoberfest

Hunting Ridge CSA, a HOA-managed community located at 401 Meeting House Road, Bridgeville, will hold its second annual Oktoberfest beginning at 8 p.m. Oct. 20. Open to Hunting Ridge residents and non-residents. Admission is $10, but guests must be 18 to attend and 21 to consume alcohol. For more information, call 412-221-1313.

Blues event

Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania will host Fifty Shades of Blues from 2 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21, at Cornerstone at Tonidale, Oakdale. Doors open at 1. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Cost is $12 for the general public, $10 for Blues Society members and $7 for students. Proceeds benefit the local Pittsburgh Autism Society and Band Together, an organization that introduces music skills to children on the autism spectrum. For more information, visit bswpa.org or call 724-888-6183.

Chamber music

Chamber Music at Old St. Luke’s will present “Plucked and Bowed” featuring the music of Bach and Mozart at 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at Old St. Luke’s Church, Carnegie. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information, call 412-969-7072.

Harvest festival

Oliver Miller Homestead’s annual Children’s Harvest Festival will take place from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 21, at the homestead located in South Park, just off the circle on Corrigan Drive. Gates close at 4. Admission is $2 per person.

Trunk-or-Treat

Bethany Lutheran Church, Bethel Park, will hold a community Trunk-or-Treat from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Kids in costume should bring plastic pumpkins, trick-or-treat bags or pillow cases to collect candy and treats from hosts during a parade through and around the church. Donations of treats to pass out are welcome from those who cannot attend. For more information, email Rich Dowell at richdowell@icloud.com.

Panel discussion

RSVP by Oct. 22 for Tolerance Is Not Enough: An Interfaith Response to Hatred and Racism, which will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 28, in the sanctuary at Christ United Methodist Church, Bethel Park. At the event, a panel of distinguished faith leaders from the Pittsburgh area will address the challenges in the region and how the faith community can work together to change them. Light refreshments provided. Register at christumc.net/rabbiingber.

Dance

Reservations are due by Oct. 22 for a dance set for 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 27, at Bethel Park Elks Lodge, 2789 South Park Road, Bethel Park, and featuring singing duo Nite Star. Cost is $10 per person. Seating is limited. For tickets, call 412-613-1593 or 412-831-0616 after 4 p.m. This is a 21 and over event.

Trunk-or-Treat

Crossroads Ministries, Finleyville, will hold Trunk-or-Treat from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 24, in the parking lot of the church located at 81 Walter Long Road. Children must be accompanied by an adult at this kid-friendly event. Register at www.crsmin.com.

LIBRARIES

Bethel Park

• Marketing the Presidency, 7 p.m. Oct. 25. Register.

• Halloween Hullabaloo, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27. Register.

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

Bridgeville

• Books n’ Bites Book Club, 6 p.m. Oct. 22, for grads 4-6. Discuss “Maze of Bones. Register.

• Marketing the Presidency: History through Political Memorabilia, 6 p.m. Oct. 23. Register.

For more, visit bridgevillelibrary.org.

Castle Shannon

• Candy Bar Bingo, Oct. 19. Each family is asked to bring a king-size candy bar to help with the winning prizes. Doors open at 6. First game starts at 6:45. Admission and all bingo games are free.

• An Evening with Rev. Marjorie Rivera Kain, a psychic medium, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 22. Cost is $10. Payment due at time of registration. Register at the library or by phone at 412-563-4552.

• Cook the Book Discussion Group, 7 p.m. Oct. 24. Select and make a recipe from “Giada’S Italy” by Giada De Laurentis. Register.

For more, visit castleshannonlibrary.org.

Frank Sarris

• Legends and Lore of Southern Pennsylvania, presentation by Thomas White, 6 p.m. Oct. 23.

• Trivia Night at the Round Tables – Halloween Edition, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27. For more information, call Beth Kairush or Leslie Yoder at 724-745-1308 (option #1).

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

Mt. Lebanon

Computer and Electronic Device Recycling Event, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 20, behind the library. This recycling event is for computer equipment, cellphones, small appliances, cameras, calculators, typewriters, fax machines, keyboards, computer peripherals and more. The following will be accepted for a fee: 32-inch and smaller TVs and monitors ($35 per unit — preregistration required); 32-inch and larger TVs and monitors ($50 per unit — preregistration required); Audio/video equipment ($10 per unit); Radio, receivers, amplifiers, tuners, equalizers, tape decks ($10 per unit); VCR, DVD and Blue Ray Players ($10 per unit); Consumer/household goods ($10 per unit); Wooden speakers ($20 per speaker); Small Freon containing appliances including window air conditioners and dehumidifiers ($20 per unit). To register or view a full list of acceptable/nonacceptable items, go to www.ccrcyber.com/events (register by hitting the green “tickets” button). CyberCrunch will perform on-site hard drive shredding for $10 per hard drive.

For more, visit www.mtlebanonlibrary.org.

Peters

Family Movie Night, 6:45 p.m. Oct. 18, for all ages with an adult. Film: “Halloweentown” (1998).

For more, visit www.ptlibrary.org.

Scott

• Marketing the Presidency, 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 19. Register.

• Hogwarts at the Library, 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 20, for grades 3-7. Regsiter.

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

South Fayette

• Celebration for Sundari, Our New Doll from India, 3 p.m. Oct. 20. Games, art, dance, music and more. Register.

• Behaviors of Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, 7 p.m. Oct. 23.

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

Upper St. Clair

• August Wilson and the Hill District, 7 p.m. Oct. 22. Register.

• WOW (Women of Words) Book Group, 7 p.m. Oct. 23. Discuss “Dunbar” by Edward St. Aubyn. Refreshments provided.

• Let’s Talk Nonfiction Book Group, 7 p.m. Oct. 24. Discuss “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” by Bryan Stevenson.

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

SUPPORT GROUPS

Bereavement support

Through its Pastoral Care Department, the AHN Canonsburg Hospital will be offering a bereavement support group from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 24-Nov. 28, at the McNary Conference Center located in the hospital. For more information, call 724-745-6100 ext. 4118.

Autism support

Autism Support Group of Washington County will hold its monthly meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24, at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 905 E. McMurray Road, Venetia, and featuring a guest speaker from the Parent Education & Advocacy Leadership (PEAL) Center. For more information, email sue.schmidty@gmail.com.

Caregiver support

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 25, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair. For more information, visit www.westminster-church.org or call 412-835-6630.

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES

Jewish course

Wrestling with Faith, a new six-week course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, will be offered from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 23, or from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays, beginning Oct. 28, at Chabad of the South Hills, Mt. Lebanon. For more information, visit www.chabadsh.com, call 412-344-2424 or email rabbi@chabadsh.com.

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