St. Elizabeth Elementary School, Baldwin, will hold a Preschool Story Hour from 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 8, for any child that is age 3 and older (and potty-trained). There will be a story, followed by activities with some of the middle school students. Children can be dropped off after signing in with one of the preschool teachers. Parents are welcome to stay. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pittsburgh Rose Society
The Pittsburgh Rose Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 3, at the Whitehall Public Library, 100 Borough Park Drive. Rosarian Bill Dorn will present “What’s Wrong With This Picture? Learning from rose growing mistakes.” Light refreshments provided. For more information, visit www.pghrosesociety.org.
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: Dinner at Walnut Grill in Bridgeville, 6 p.m. Nov. 8, with RSVP to Liv at 412-580-3957; Scrabble, 2 p.m. Nov. 9 and 23, at the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon (near Anthropologie), with RSVP to Rina at 412-341-8009. For more information, visit www.aupsinglespittsburgh.org.
Upper St. Clair Coterie’s World Bazaar will be held Nov. 8 at Valley Brook Country Club, McMurray. Cash bar opens at 11:30 a.m. with lunch following at noon. Cost is $26 for members and $30 for guests.
FLEA MARKETS/CRAFT FAIRS
John McMillan Presbyterian Church, Bethel Park, will host its annual Christmas Affair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3, featuring 55+ crafters, Gingerbread House, Chinese auction, SHIM’s Angel Emporium Tree and Kris Kringle Kafe. Admission is free. All proceeds benefit local and world-wide missions. For more information, call 412-833-4704 or email jmpc.ChristmasAffair@gmail.com.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and Bower Hill Community Church will present their annual Women Helping Women Craft and Vendor Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3, at 70 Moffett Street, Mt. Lebanon. The event will include a 50/50 raffle, chance auction and food. There is free admission and parking, and handicapped parking is also available. Proceeds benefit Southwestern Pennsylvania Family Promise. For more information, contact Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 412-276-2446 or email@example.com.
Christmas craft show
Hillcrest Christian Academy’s annual Joy of Christmas Craft Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3, at South Hills Assembly of God, Bethel Park. There will be more than 50 tables of handcrafted items by local vendors, a candy and bake sale, and ticket auction.
Fall craft fair
A fall craft fair to benefit Prime Time Adult Care Inc. will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3, at Christ United Methodist Church, Bethel Park (across from Village Square). The sale will feature 65 crafters, lunch items for purchase and free admission. Vendors and crafters are needed for a holiday vendor/craft show from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1. For more information, call Mary Ann Weber, director, at 412-835-6661.
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.
The Giving Gala 2018, benefitting the Open Door, will be held from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Nov. 3, at St. Clair Country Club. The Open Door is the only program serving disadvantaged youth and families in Crafton Heights. For more information, visit www.westminster-church.org or call 412-835-6630.
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 (behind the police station). The event will include 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.
Free speech event
Jump Cut Theater and Carnegie Stage — Off The Wall present a special screening of the film adaptation of George Orwell’s “1984” followed by a panel discussion featuring prominent free speech proponents. The event will take place on Nov. 1, at The Carnegie Stage, 25 W. Main St., Carnegie. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the film will begin promptly at 7. Immediately following the film there will be a discussion on free speech with award-winning cartoonist Rob Rogers; John K. Gisleson, partner at Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius; and Brenda Lee Green of the ACLU of Pennsylvania. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at www.jumpcuttheater.org.
Little Lake Theatre Company announces its MainStage production of James Goldman’s “The Lion in Winter.” Brimming with sibling rivalry, adultery and dungeons, this modern day classic is comedic in tone, yet dramatic in action. Art DeConciliis directs. Performances run at 8 p.m. Nov. 1-3, 8-10 and 15-17. Tickets are $21-$22.50 for adults and $14 for ages 15 and under. For tickets, visit www.littlelake.org or call 724-745-6300.
Bethel Park High School will stage its fall play, “Mystery in a Nutshell,” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-10, in the Bethel Park High School auditorium at 309 Church Road. The play is set in 1997 as the last of the Beaumont heirs, Anna Beaumont, donates the Rosemont Estate to the local historical society and preparations begin for a grand re-opening gala, but a shocking finding in the house provides a clue to the tragic events that happened at Rosemont in the past. All tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door on performance evenings. Advance sale tickets will be available at the high school from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 1, 2, 5 and 6.
Giant Oaks Garden Club will hold its annual Victorian Tinsel fundraiser on Nov. 2, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for vendor shopping, GOGC raffle and 50/50 ticket sales, and a home-baked pantry. There will be door prizes and an early-bird drawing for a print by Linda Barnicott, as well as a Victorian dress-up contest. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased from Carolyn Svitek at 724-941-6159 or Marlene Humphreys, Tinsel chair, at 724-941-4219.
The Pittsburgh Pet Expo presented by Healthy Pet Products will be held Nov. 2-4 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. There will be competitions, celebrity meet-and-greets, demonstrations, shows, adoptions, giveaways, photo opportunities and more, including 200+ exhibitor booths. Pets on a leash are welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.PghPetExpo.com.
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. Saturday, Nov. 17. Advance orders are being taken for nut, poppy and apricot rolls. To place an order, call 724-743-0231 by Nov. 4.
Wanted: musician’s, songwriters and poets, as well as audience members to attend the “Artists At Atonement Open Mic” from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 4, at the Church of the Atonement, 618 Washington Ave., Carnegie. This is a BYOB (beer/wine) event.
Dinner for a Dollar
Community of Christ Church, Bethel Park, will hold Dinner for a Dollar from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 8. 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 reservations are needed. No take out will be available (including desserts). To volunteer to help set up on Wednesday or serve dinner on Thursday, call Debbie at 412-833-6357. Used eyeglasses will be collected for the Lions Club for distribution to those in need.
Chatham Baroque presents The Art of the Trio at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair. The three artistic directors of Chatham Baroque – Andrew Fouts on violin, Patricia Halverson on viola da gamba and Scott Pauley on theorbo, archlute and baroque guitar – have begun their second decade together as a trio. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 In “It’s Murder CB,” performed by Mystery’s Most Wanted, 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 per person and can be purchased at the church office located at 1068 Linden Road between 8 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday, or by contacting the church office at 724-941-8910.
Veteran’s Day program
A Community Veteran’s Breakfast Club Program will be held on Veteran’s 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 Veteran’s Breakfast Club, a nonprofit organization that works to create communities of listening around veterans and their stories. In addition, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, ending World War I, there will be an interactive presentation for children during the breakfast. To RSVP, contact Erin at email@example.com or 412-531-7153. For more information, visit www.stpaulspgh.org.
Delay the Disease
WROC at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair, offers Delay the Disease, a fitness class for those managing Parkinson’s disease, in the church gym, with instructor Jeannine Hartman CPT, ACE, Orthopedic Specialist ACE. Fall Session 2 will be offered Nov. 1-Dec. 20 (no class Nov. 22), from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays ($35) or from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursdays ($35). Register at 412-835-6630.
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. To make an appointment, 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.
• Listen Locally – Tom Roberts with The Allegheny City Ragtime Orchestra: A Tribute to James Reese Europe and The Harlem Hellfighters, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2.
• International Games Week, Nov. 5-10, for all ages. Try out new and old board games each weekday afternoon and all day Saturday.
For more, visit www.carnegiecarnegie.org. Register at 412-276-3456.
• Safety First Privacy and Safety Online, 10 a.m. Nov. 6. Learn to recognize danger signals and avoid phishing attempts and Internet scams. Register.
• Diversity & Inclusion Forum, 7 p.m. Nov. 7. Learn about the issues that perpetuate a racial and religious divide through facilitated dialogue and experiential learning. Register.
• Escape the Room, 7 p.m. Nov. 8, for grades 7 and up. Work together to solve a series of puzzles in order to escape the library and win prizes. Register.
For more, visit www.bethelparklibrary.org. Register at 412-835-2207.
• American Girl Book Club, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1, for girls in grades 2-5. Registration required.
• Teen Board Game Night, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7, for grades 6 and up. Registration appreciated.
For more, visit bridgevillelibrary.org.
• 2019 Enjoy coupon books are now available for purchase. Start using the coupons immediately. Cost is $30. Proceeds benefit the library.
• Women’s Healing Seminar, 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17. Four women – a Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, United Methodist and non-denominational – will tell their story. The event will be moderated by Marvel Jimm, M. Divinity.
For more, visit castleshannonlibrary.org.
• Teen Advisory Board, 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 5, for grades 7-12. New members welcome.
• Marketing the Presidency, 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 7. Steve Mihaly will discuss an array of “odd” artifacts that political candidates have produced to get their names and ideas in front of the electorate. A light dinner will be provided, but space is limited. Register by Nov. 1 at the circulation desk or by calling 724-745-1308.
• Paint & Sip, 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 8. Enjoy light bites and wine. Fee of $20 is due at time of registration. Register at the adult circulation desk or call 724-745-1308 by Nov. 6.
Register at 724-745-1308. www.franksarrislibrary.org.
• Basic Fitness and Nutrition Series: Fall Prevention, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 2. The discussion will include balance, how to de-clutter your environment, stability, coordination, strengthening the body’s framework and spatial awareness.
• Citizen Science: Winter Birds, 3 p.m. Nov. 4. Learn about the most common winter birds in our area before heading outside to practice birding skills. The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania’s Citizen Science Series invites people of all ages to help scientists by observing, identifying, photographing and chronicling nature.
• Slovak Heritage: Moving from Slovakia to the U.S., 7 p.m. Nov. 5.
• Hoarding, 7 p.m. Nov. 7. Learn how experts identify and work with those suffering from hoarding tendencies and discover the unexpected hazards of hoarded homes and how to help those suffering from the condition.
For more, visit www.mtlebanonlibrary.org.
Peters Township Library Foundation’s 2nd annual Novel November, 7 p.m. Nov. 7, in the Peters Township High School Auditorium, 264 East McMurray Road. Featured author is Tim O’Brien. A book signing will follow. Books will be sold at the event. Tickets are on sale through the library’s website or at the circulation desk. Ticket prices are $5 for students, $15 for veterans, and $20 for adults for general admission seating. A limited number of VIP tickets will be sold for $60 and include VIP reserved seating, a pre-event reception/book signing with O’Brien, passed hors-d’oeuvres by Chef Garnett Livingston, and a voucher for one of O’Brien’s books.
For more, visit www.ptlibrary.org.
• Friends of the Library Election Day Sarris Candy Sale, Nov. 6 in the lobby of the municipal building.
• Senior Chair Exercises, 11 a.m. to noon Nov. 6. Register.
• Seasonal Arts & Crafts: Paint Stick Scarecrow, 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 7, for adults (stop in any time during the two hours). All skill levels welcome. Supplies will be provided. Register.
• Dance Party, 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. Nov. 8, for children of all ages. Register.
For more, visit www.scottlibrary.org. Register online or call 412-429-5380.
• Fall for Reading! Free Book Day for Kids and Teens, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3, for toddlers through teens. Drop in any time to pick up a free book (available until supplies run out). One book per child or teen.
• Puppy Tales, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 3, at the South Fayette Senior Center for kids ages 6 and up. Read to a therapy dog in a supportive and fun environment and make a dog-related craft. Registration required.
• Author Talk: Carleton Young, 7 p.m. Nov. 7. He will discuss his book “Voices in the Attic.” Registration appreciated.
For more, visit southfayettelibrary.org. Register online or call 412-257-8660.
Wrestling with Faith, a new six-week course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, is offered from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, or from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays, at Chabad of the South Hills, Mt. Lebanon. For more information, visit www.chabadsh.com, call 412-344-2424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WROC at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair, will offer the following fitness classes:
• Barre Pilates Fusion, 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 1-Dec. 20
• Delay the Disease, 2 to 3 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 1-Dec. 20
For more information, call Kathy Long at 412-835-6630 ext. 200 or visit wroc.westminster-church.org.
The Bible Chapel, McMurray, will offer Exploring Foster Care and Adoption Workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at its South Hills Campus. Engage in discussion, hear stories, and learn from families who have fostered or adopted children. For more information, visit www.biblechapel.org.
Art Encounters Paint-a-Slate party will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 11, at In His Presence Church, 251 Brookwood Road, Venetia. The painted slates can be displayed indoors or outdoors. Cost of $25 per person includes all materials. Light refreshments will be served. To register, email email@example.com by Nov. 4. A Christmas design Paint-a-Slate party is planned from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 2.
Boogaloo Down Broadway, a low impact chair exercise class, will be offered from 10 to 10:50 a.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 7-Dec. 12, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair. Dance and sing to popular Broadway music while doing joint-friendly exercises with light weights, balls and bands. Trivia questions will buff up the brain. Cost is $35. For more information, visit www.westminster-church.org or call 412-835-6630 ext. 200.
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. This 4-hour workshop will explore the legal, financial and emotional issues of divorce to educate on what to expect and how to prepare. Attendees will gain a greater understanding of how to get through the divorce process with the least amount of cost, conflict and collateral damage. Materials fee is $35 per person and preregistration is necessary by Nov. 8 to 724-493-9695.