Archeologist and Peters Creek Historical Society member Ben Demchak will be the guest speaker for the 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 meeting of the historical society, which will be held in the social room of Wrights United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia. Demchak’s program will focus on the study of cemeteries, their placement and how they relate to regulated areas like the Waters of the United States. His research calls attention to the reasons why cemeteries are the most threatened cultural resources under the Army Corps of Engineers interpretation of Section 106. The program is specific to genealogical cemeteries in Washington County, Ohio, that correlate to like patterns in undocumented cemeteries in Western Pennsylvania. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit www.peterscreekhistoricalsociety.org.
FosterCat, Inc. will hold a bingo fundraiser on Sept. 23 at the Royal Place Restaurant, 2660 Library Road, Castle Shannon. Doors open at noon. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction. Food items available for purchase include baked goods and items listed on a special event menu. Tickets are $30 each and include 10 bingo games (six cards per game). Tickets can be purchased in advance at Fostercat.org, by calling 412-481-9144 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If purchasing through email, provide your name, address, phone number and number of tickets desired. Tickets may also be purchased at the door the day of the event. All proceeds go directly to the support of cat rescue, cat care, foster and adoption.
As part of the celebration for Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood 50th anniversary, WQED will host a Cardigan Party from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20, in the Fred Rogers Studio at WQED, 4802 Fifth Avenue, Oakland. There will be Mister Rogers-themed music, entertainment and retro-themed snacks in the very studio where Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was produced from 1970 to 2001. Cardigans and sneakers are welcome. Tickets for this 21 and over event are $25 and available at www.wqed.org/mr-rogers50 or by calling 412-622-1527.
Little Lake Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare’s epic tragedy “Macbeth” at 8 p.m. Sept. 20-22, 27-29 and Oct. 4-6. This tragic tale of ambition is the capstone of the company’s 70th Anniversary season, and will use the entire Little Lake campus to bring the story to life. Audience members will follow the cast through the opening scenes of the play outdoors, with settings designed to evoke the atmosphere of the Scottish countryside. One of the scenes will take the audience into the company’s historic rehearsal barn. The production features modernized Scottish costumes and several stage combat scenes (including broadsword duels). Directed by Little Lake Artistic Director Jena Oberg, tickets are $21-$22.50 for adults and $14 for ages 15 and under. A “Macbeth” Pre-Show guide can be viewed at www.littlelake.org/macbethguide. For tickets, visit www.littlelake.org or call 724-745-6300.
Due to an injury to one of the band members, The Collisions must cancel its Sept. 22 appearance at the B.P.O.E. Lodge 2213 in Bethel Park. The lodge and the band will be attempting to reschedule at a later date.
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation offers the following tours in September:
• Free tours of the Old Allegheny County Jail Museum, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 24. Tours take 30 minutes; last tour leaves at 12:30. The jail is located at 440 Ross Street, Pittsburgh. Reservations appreciated.
• Free Friday Market Square Area Walking Tours, 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays, Sept. 21 and 28. Tours begin and end at PNC Triangle Park, across from the Fairmont Pittsburgh at 510 Market Street. Reservations not required, but appreciated.
• Free Friday Bridges and River Shores Walking Tours, noon to 1 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 21 and 28. Tours begin and end outside the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel at 107 6th Street. Reservations appreciated.
For more information and reservations, call 412-471-5808 ext. 527 or email email@example.com.
Mt. Lebanon will hold its final shredding event of the year on Sept. 22. Iron Mountain will shred confidential papers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the public works yard, 1250 Lindendale Drive, off Cedar Boulevard.
Pennsylvania Resources Council will offer a Household Chemical Collection from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 22, in South Park. Individuals can drop off automotive fluids, household cleaners, pesticides, paints and other household chemicals for a cost of $3 per gallon (a few exceptions apply), cash only. New this year, smoke detectors will also be collected at a cost of $3 each. For more information, visit www.prc.org or call 412-488-7452.
Fall Family Picnic
Spencer Y, Bethel Park, will hold its Fall Family Picnic from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at Maryland Grove in South Park. Learn about our Y Guides and Y Princess programs and enjoy food and games. New tribes form each fall in Bethel Park, Mt Lebanon, Peters Township, Baldwin, Whitehall, Brentwood, Thomas Jefferson, South Park and Upper St. Clair. The program for elementary school age children helps fathers build positive lifelong relationships with their children while spending enjoyable, constructive, high-quality time together. Y Guide and Princess activities include weekend cabin retreats, carpet skate, Chule car races, archery, snow tubing, bowling, zip line, Trail of Courage, ice skating, father/daughter dance, Princess Cup races, canoeing and more. No reservation necessary. For more information, call Andy Pricener at 412-347-3522 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peters Township Parks and Recreation welcomes Little Lake Theatre Company to Peterswood Park Outdoor Amphitheater at 2 p.m. Sept. 22, for a performance of “Macbeth.” Bring a chair or blanket and snacks to this free event.
Frontier Heritage Weekend
Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village will host Frontier Heritage Weekend Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23, with special extended hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Get a first-hand look at the everyday lives of 18th century frontier tradesmen and discover the skills necessary to survive in the Western Pennsylvania wilderness. Visitors can also test their skills at a tomahawk-throwing station, an important tool and weapon used on the 18th-century frontier. Admission is $15 for adults, $14 for senior citizens, and $7 for students and children ages 6-17. Children ages 5 and under and History Center members get in free. For information, visit www.heinzhistorycenter.org/meadowcroft or call 724-587-3412.
Festival of Bands
The Mt. Lebanon High School Blue Devil Marching Band’s 24th Annual Festival of Bands will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 22, at the Mt. Lebanon High School stadium, rain or shine. In addition to the Blue Devil’s, who will play music from “The Incredibles,” there will be performances by the Mt. Lebanon Percussion Front and Drumline and the Mt. Lebanon Auxiliary, as well as other local high schools. Food will be available for purchase. Tickets are $7 in advance from marching band members, or $8 at the gate. For more information, visit leboband.com or email email@example.com.
The League of Women Voters’ of Greater Pittsburgh and the Allegheny County Library Association will partner to host a voter registration/participation day on Sept. 25. Approximately 35 libraries throughout Allegheny County are participating and volunteers will be available to register new voters, update registrations, provide absentee ballot forms, and check polling places. These events mark the beginning of a long-term effort by both organizations to focus on a civic literacy program in the upcoming year entitled “Democracy in Action @ Your Library.”
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. Sept. 26 and 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.
Soup in the Sukkah
Chabad of the South Hills, Mt. Lebanon, will hold a Soup in the Sukkah women’s event at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27, featuring special guest Yolanda Willis, who as a child was hidden in Greece during the Holocaust. There is no charge for the program. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-344-2424.
The South Fayette 38th Annual Festival of Bands will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 28, at the high school stadium. In addition to South Fayette, marching bands from Avella, Avonworth, Bethel Park, Brownsville Area, Carlynton, Chartiers Valley, Fort Cherry, Hopewell Area, Obama Academy and Thomas Jefferson will perform. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors at the gate. Senior citizens with South Fayette Lion Pride Green cards (formerly Gold Cards) will be admitted free. For more information, call 412-221-4542. Senior Citizens in need of a Lion Pride Card may call 412-221-4542 ext. 407 for assistance.
Tuesday Tea & Essential Oils is offered from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sept. 25, at The Physical Therapy Center, 1699 Washington Road, Ground Floor, Bethel Park. This is a free drop-in style discussion group on doTERRA Essential Oils. Drop-in for a cup of tea, stay for a little or the whole time. No registration is needed. For questions or to meet at an alternate time, contact Deb Bosco at 724-713-6217 or email@example.com.
New to Essential Oils and interested in learning about doTERRA CPTG Essential Oils. Contact Deb Bosco at 724-713-6217 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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: Sept. 26 — Myths of Essential Oils Dispelled & Introduction of New Essential Oils. AromaTouch Training will be offered Oct. 28. Free.
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 1 is offered through Oct. 30, from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays ($40) or from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursdays ($35). 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.
Pittsburgh Watercolor Society presents Aqueous Open Juror Carol Carter Demo, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 23, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 24. Open to both members and non-members of Pittsburgh Watercolor. To register, visit www.pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com/event-2927661/Registration.
For more, visit www.carnegiecarnegie.org. Register at 412-276-3456.
• Self-defense and Safety Seminar, presented by Damsel in Defense, 7 p.m. Sept. 20. Register.
• Practice SAT Test, 10 a.m. Sept. 22, with Omega Learning Center. High school students can take a free, three-hour timed SAT Evaluation Test in a proctored, simulated environment (optional essay takes an additional hour). An Omega certified teacher will review test results and recommend a custom SAT Prep program. No cost, no obligation. Space is limited. Register.
• Estate Planning Basics – Do I Need a Will and Power of Attorney?, 10 a.m. Sept. 25. Learn what happens if you do not have these documents in place. The program will also include an overview of the probate process and a brief discussion on protecting your assets if you are admitted to a nursing home. Register.
• Saving for Retirement, 7 p.m. Sept. 25. Explore various strategies including employer retirement plans, IRAs and more. Register.
For more, visit www.bethelparklibrary.org. Register at 412-835-2207.
• PJ Party at the Library, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25. Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite sleepy-time friend. There will be stories, a craft, snack and dance party.
• Intro to Tai Chi Class, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Cost is $10 per person. Registration appreciated.
• Books ‘n Brews Book Discussion, 7 p.m. Sept. 25, at Spoonwood Brewing, 5981 Baptist Road. Discuss “All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel” by Elan Mastai. Free appetizers.
For more, visit castleshannonlibrary.org.
• Tamburitzans Performance, 7 p.m. Sept. 22, at the Canon-McMillan High School Auditorium. Tickets are $20 for general admission and can be purchased at the library or online at www.talentshadows.com.
• Back to Hogwarts, Sept. 22. The event will include an escape room adventure, Quidditch matches, magical creature care, potion demonstrations, Herbology and more. Wear your Hogwarts House robes.
• Genealogy Workshop, 2 p.m. Sept. 26. Learn to use Ancestry.com and other websites. Registration required.
• Coupon Basics, 6 p.m. Sept. 26. Learn techniques and tips to maximize savings. Cost is $5, prepaid. Registration required.
For more, visit www.franksarrislibrary.org. Register at 724-745-1308.
• An Evening with Patrick Winn, 7 p.m. Sept. 23. The award-winning investigative journalist will discuss his book “Hello, Shadowlands: Inside the Meth Fiefdoms, Rebel Hideouts and Bomb-Scarred Party Towns of Southeast Asia.” Copies of the book will be sold at the event.
• Book Cellar Used Book Store’s Love Your Library Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22.
• Chair Yoga, 1:30 p.m. Sept. 24, for adults.
• Dental Health & Gum Disease, 10 a.m. Sept. 25.
For more, visit www.mtlebanonlibrary.org.
• Sixth annual Fall Animal Fair, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29. There will be animals available for adoption, a dog obedience training demonstration, a book reading, and samples and coupons from various vendors. Pet product donations for local shelters will be accepted in the lobby through the day of the fair. Do not bring pets to the fair.
• “Journey to Normal: Women of War Come Home” film screening, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 23.
For more, visit www.ptlibrary.org.
• 5th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Fair to benefit STPL, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20. Arts, crafts, a food truck, 50/50 raffle, auction items and more. One table per artist; first come, first served basis. To register for a table, email Heidi at email@example.com.
• Improv and Acting with Pittsburgh Public Theater, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24, for grades 2-6. Space is limited. Register.
• National Voter Registration Day, 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 25. Volunteers from the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh will help register new voters, update registrations, offer absentee ballot forms, and check registration status and polling places, in addition to offering non-partisan voter information.
For more, visit www.scottlibrary.org. Register online or call 412-429-5380.
• Beer for Books Fundraiser at Helicon Brewery, 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20. Tickets at $20 per person include a four-beer flight sampler, live music from Dave Iglar Band and entry ticket for door prize (two Penguins tickets). A 50/50 raffle and ticket auction will be held. Gyros N’at will be on site. Tickets are available at the library and at the door the night of the event, but advance ticket purchase is suggested. The library will close at 5 p.m. for this fundraiser.
• After-school chess program, Mondays, for children in grades K-8. Beginners meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with experienced players meeting from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. This half-hour of instruction led by chess master Eric Berthoud will be followed by a half-hour of game play. Register online.
For more, visit southfayettelibrary.org. Register online or call 412-257-8660.
Upper St. Clair
• The Iran Nuclear Deal: Bombs, Bureaucrats, and Billionaires, 7 p.m. Sept. 24, with former ambassador Dennis Jett, professor of international relations at the School of International Affairs at Penn State. Free. Register.
• WOW Book Group, 7 p.m. Sept. 25. Discuss “Dunbar” by Edward St. Aubyn. Refreshments provided.
• Let’s Talk Nonfiction Book Group, 7 p.m. Sept. 26.
For more, visit www.twpusc.org. Register online or call 412-835-5540.
BP Class of ‘55
Bethel High School Class of 1955 will hold a luncheon at noon on Sept. 27, at the South Park Club House on Brownsville Road. To register, contact Lynne Johnson at 412-257-2727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ML Class of ‘78
The Mt. Lebanon High School Class of 1978 will host its 40th anniversary reunion on Sept. 22, at the South Hills Country Club. In addition, the class will attend the Friday night football game of Mt. Lebanon vs. North Allegheny, with a gathering afterward at a local establishment. On Saturday at 10 a.m. there will be a tour of the renovated high school followed by lunch in the cafeteria. The reunion dinner begins at 6 p.m. For tickets, email email@example.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/Lebo78.
SHHS Class of ‘63
South Hills High School Class of 1963 will hold its 55-year reunion from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 28, at Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South in Bethel Park. For more information, contact Sandi (Esposito) Demas at 412-854-2740 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Clair Hospital will offer a new prostate cancer support group. The group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month in the Dunlap Conference Center, Room C, Fourth Floor of the hospital, unless otherwise noted. The next meeting will be on Sept. 27 in the Critical Care Classroom on the Fourth Floor of the hospital. Future meetings are planned for Oct. 25 and Dec. 27. The group is open to individuals diagnosed with prostate cancer throughout their treatment process. Patients can network with individuals with similar experiences and discuss specific concerns. To register, call 412-942-6445. The hospital is located at 1000 Bower Hill Road in Mt. Lebanon.
The Bible Chapel, McMurray, will offer GriefShare, a bereavement support group, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, through Dec. 6, at the South Hills campus. For more information, email email@example.com or visit biblechapel.org.
The Pennsylvania Resources Council will offer the following workshops:
• Backyard composting workshop, 10:30 a.m. to noon on Sept. 22, at Castle Shannon Public Library. Course fee includes 90 minutes of instruction plus a free 82-gallon Garden Earth compost bin. Cost is $70 per person or $75 per couple (includes one composting bin).
• Recycling Awareness, 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 25, at Mt. Lebanon Public Library. The course includes 60 minutes of instruction plus a 32-gallon blue recycling bin. Cost is $50 per person or $55 per couple (includes one recycling bin).
To preregister for any of the workshops (required), visit www.prc.org/programs or call 412-488-7490 ext. 226.
A medicare and long-term care seminar will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 27, in Room 238 of The Bible Chapel, McMurray. For more information, visit biblechapel.org.