Association of University People (AUP) welcomes single, four-year college graduates over 50 to join the group for monthly dinners and social gatherings. Upcoming events include: Dinner at Cafe Notte in Emsworth, 6 p.m. Sept. 13, RSVP to Liv at 412-580-3957; General AUP meeting and program, 2 p.m. Sept. 16, in the Library Room at Rodef Shalom, 4905 Fifth Ave., Oakland, with guest speaker Riley Baker, director of the retired and senior volunteer program Pittsburgh Cares, admission is $5; no charge if bringing a snack to share, and prospective members are welcome. For more information, call 412-734-8445 or visit www.aupsinglespittsburgh.org.
ML Genealogy Society
The Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society will meet at 1 p.m. Sept. 17, in the Mt. Lebanon Public Library.
Registered nurses meet
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 18, at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Road, Bethel Park. Speaker Jesse Torisky, Esq., from the Autism Society of Pa. will present “Update on Autism.” All registered nurses are welcome. For more information, call Carol at 412-287-1195.
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation offers the following tours in September:
• Sewickley Walking Tour, 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19. Advance paid reservations are required. PHLF members are $10; nonmembers are $35 (includes a one-year complimentary membership in PHLF). Space is limited. Reservation deadline is Sept. 14.
• Point Breeze Walking Tour, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sept. 22. Advance paid reservations are required. Cost is $10 for PHLF members; nonmembers are $35 (includes a one-year complimentary membership in PHLF). Space is limited. Reservation deadline is Sept. 18.
• PHLF’s Greatest Saves all day bus tour, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 30. Advance paid reservations are required. Cost is $75 for PHLF members; nonmembers are $100 (includes a complimentary one-year membership in PHLF). Space is limited. Reservation deadline is Sept. 12.
For more information and reservations, call 412-471-5808 ext. 527 or email email@example.com.
Dinner for a Dollar
Community of Christ Church, 3472 South Park Road, Bethel Park, will hold Dinner for a Dollar from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 13. The menu includes spaghetti, bread and rolls, garden salad and desserts. Donations of $1 per person or $3 per family are accepted, but not required. No reservations. No takeout will be available (includes desserts). To volunteer to help set up on Wednesday or serve dinner on Thursday, call Debbie at 412-833-6357. Used eye glasses will be collected and donated to Lions Club for distribution to people in need.
Bethel Park Lions will hold a fall fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 14, at Lions Park. The menu includes a fried fish sandwich, baked fish or deep-fried butterfly shrimp with French fries or macaroni and cheese, coleslaw and a drink for $11. Children’s hot dog, French fries and drink dinner is $5. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Takeout is also available. Bethel Park Lioness will offer desserts for sale. Plastic bags and brooms will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Lions charities.
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh’s 106th Annual Exhibition will take place Sept. 14-Oct. 27, at 2708 Sidney Street in the SouthSide Works and features 48 original works of art. The exhibit opens to the public from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 14. A ticket-only preview party will be held the previous evening, Sept. 13. A reception will accompany both. The exhibition is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free. For more information, call 412-361-1370 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mt. Lebanon will hold its final electronic equipment recycling event of the year on Sept. 15. JVS Environmental will offer the disposal service to the residents and businesses off Mt. Lebanon, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the public works yard, 1250 Lindendale Drive, off Cedar Boulevard.
The Heritage Players will hold auditions for the musical, “Jesus Christ Superstar” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15, and 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 16, at the Seton Center, 1900 Pioneer Ave., Brookline. Casting will be gender neutral. Prepare a 16-measure song of your choice plus one of the selected excerpts listed on our website. Seeking dance ensemble also. Performance dates are Nov. 30-Dec. 2, and Dec. 7-9. For more information and audition signup, visit www.heritageplayers.org or call 412-254-4633.
Chabad of the South Hills will present a Mega Challah Bake 4Kids from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 16, at the South Hills JCC, 345 Kane Boulevard, Scott. The holiday program will feature a “Build-a-Torah” workshop. Register and pay before Sept. 2 at a cost of $5 per child. After that date, the cost increases to $8 per child. RSVP online at www.chabadsh.com. For more details, call 412-344-2424 or email email@example.com.
Friendly Squares will hold a free night of introduction to western square dancing from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 16, at Peace Lutheran Church, 107 Carol Drive, McMurray. Lessons will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at this location with Brad Deibert instructing. No experience needed. Singles, couples and families are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Dress is casual. For more information, call Renee and Bob at 724-267-4655. To learn more about square dancing events in other areas at different clubs, call Renee Day at 724-267-4655.
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. Tickets are $7 in advance from marching band members, or $8 at the gate. For more information, visit leboband.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
New to Essential Oils and interested in learning about doTERRA CPTG Essential Oils. Contact Deb Bosco at 724-713-6217 or email@example.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: Sept. 26 — Myths of Essential Oils Dispelled & Introduction of New Essential Oils. AromaTouch Training will be offered Oct. 28. Free.
• Carl’s Story, presented by Noretta Willig, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 18. Book sale and author signing following lecture, with proceeds being donated to veterans in need. There will also be an exhibit of WWI medals by David Burrows following the program. Free.
• Listen Locally Downstairs with RML Jazz featuring Laura Wiens, 7 p.m. Sept. 19. Complimentary snacks and drinks by donation. Doors open at 6:30.
• Women Who Wine, 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20. Conversation, networking and education. Light refreshments and wine provided. Registration required at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more, visit www.carnegiecarnegie.org. Register at 412-276-3456.
• Pop-up Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 15 and 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 16. Great deals on gently-used books, movie, audiobooks and CDs. Bag sale is $5.
• Funeral Planning Discussion, 10 a.m. Sept. 17, with Paul L. Henney of Paul Henney Cremation and Funeral Tributes Inc. and Chad Baker. Register.
• Sushi Demonstration, 4:30 p.m. Sept. 18, for grades 7 and up. Register. Kids will learn to make their own sushi from a professional Benihana chef during this interactive cooking experience. Register.
• Arthritis: The Sleeping Giant, 2 p.m. Sept. 19. Learn to manage arthritis without pills or surgery. Register.
• Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, a book discussion group, meets at 7 p.m. on the following days: Sept. 19, Part One – The Cognitive Revolution; Oct. 17, Part Two – The Agricultural Revolution; Nov. 14, Part Three – The Unification of Mankind; Dec. 12, Part Four – The Scientific Revolution. Register.
For more, visit www.bethelparklibrary.org. Register at 412-835-2207.
• Special Artist Trading Cards Event, 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 15. Theme: Library/Literary Love. Create six ATCs here or at home. ATCs will be sent across the U.S. for a swap. Register online.
• Photo and Memory Preservation Workshop, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Register online.
For more, visit bridgevillelibrary.org.
• Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale, 2 to 8 p.m. Sept. 13, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 14, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 15 (bag day).
• Crafternoons for Adults, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 19, for ages 18 and over. Craft: tile coaster sets. Registration appreciated.
For more, visit castleshannonlibrary.org.
An International Covered Dish Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19. The event is open to individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Guess are asked to supply a dish representing their culture or heritage and enough food to share with 10 to 15 additional individuals. There is no cost to attend, however a ticket is required for admission and will be provided at time of registration. To register, contact the library at email@example.com or 412-531-8754.
For more, visit dormontlibrary.org or call 412-531-8754.
• Teen Writers’ Club, 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 17, for grades 7-12. Meet to write, share and support each other through the creative process.
• Halloween Tree, 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19. Registration required for this craft night for adults.
• 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.
For more, visit www.franksarrislibrary.org. Register at 724-745-1308.
• Eichleay Engineering Company: Records and Photographs, 7 p.m. Sept. 13. Learn about this company, which was established in Pittsburgh in the late 1800s and worked on moving projects that included the relocation of homes, office buildings and large machinery.
• Dental Health & Gum Disease, 10 a.m. Sept. 14
• Welcoming Week International Potluck, 4:30 p.m. Sept. 16, in the library’s courtyard. Participants are asked to bring one interesting dish to share – entrees, salads and desserts. Drinks and entertainment will be provided by Guaracha Latin Dance Band. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors. Registration appreciated.
• Backyard Composting Workshop, 7 p.m. Sept. 17. Participants will receive a free, 82-gallon capacity Garden Earth compost bin with attendance. Cost is $70 per person or $75 per couple. Register at prc.org/programs/conservation-workshops/backyard/ or 412-488-7490 ext. 226.
For more, visit www.mtlebanonlibrary.org.
• College Financial Aid Night for students and parents, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 17. Register.
• Afternoon Book Club for Adults, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Discuss “Books for a Living” by Will Schwalbe.
For more, visit www.ptlibrary.org.
• Cooking Club for Adults: Summer Pasta Salad, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17. Register.
• STPL Chipotle Fundraiser, 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 18. Present a flyer (available in the library) at Chipotle and a portion of sales will be donated to STPL.
• Book Discussion for Adults, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Visit the library for a copy of this month’s book.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more, visit www.scottlibrary.org. Register online or call 412-429-5380.
• Button Art, 7 p.m. Sept. 18, for adults. Cost is $5. Register and pay at the circulation desk.
• Artsonia Art Club, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19, for children ages 9 and up. This monthly class is taught using video instructors. Materials provided. Register online.
• 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.
For more, visit southfayettelibrary.org. Register online or call 412-257-8660.
Upper St. Clair
• Adult Gaming Night, 7 p.m. Sept. 17. Register.
• Caregiving 101, 7 p.m. Sept. 17. An ongoing series with topics of interest for caregivers of family members with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Register.
• Cooking Matters, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 and 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25. This six-week cooking course focuses on cooking nutritious meals on a budget. Classes include hands-on cooking, nutrition lessons, a grocery store tour, and take-home groceries each week. Offered in collaboration with 412 Food Rescue. Register for and attend all six sessions. Free.
For more, visit www.twpusc.org. Register online or call 412-835-5540.
The Bible Chapel, McMurray, will offer GriefShare, a bereavement support group, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 13-Dec. 6, at the South Hills campus. For more information, email email@example.com or visit biblechapel.org.
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: Heavens, Sept. 13; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-344-2424, or visit www.chabadsh.com.
The Bible Chapel, McMurray, will offer the following seminars: Estate Planning and Tax Reform Seminar, 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 13, in Room 238; Medicare and Long-term Care Seminar, 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 27, in Room 238. For more information, visit biblechapel.org.
The Golden Triangle Decorative Painters will host a three day Watercolor seminar with artist Mark Polomchak on Sept. 14-16 at the Finleyville I.O.O.F. Hall, 3684 Finleyville-Elrama Road. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and classes are from 9 to 5. For information, contact Laura at email@example.com or 724-785-5592. A getaway and paint retreat is planned for Oct. 18-21 at Antiochian Village in Ligonier. For information on both the seminar in September and retreat in October, visit GTDP.org.
The Pennsylvania Resources Council will offer the following backyard composting workshops: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 17, at Mt. Lebanon Public Library; 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19, at South Park Home Economics Building; 10:30 a.m. to noon 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). Preregistration is required online at www.prc.org/programs or by calling 412-488-7490 ext. 226.
The Pittsburgh Chinese Academy (PCA), at Center Presbyterian Church, 255 Center Church Road, McMurray, offers Mandarin Chinese lessons and Chinese culture classes. Culture classes are offered from 2 to 3 p.m. and language classes from 3 to 4:30. For information, contact the academy principal at pittsburghchineseacademy.org or visit www.pittsburghchineseacademy.org.
McMurray Art League offers fall classes in collage, oil, watercolor and pastel portraits. All classes are held at the MAL studio in the McDowell Shops on Route 19. To register, visit www.mcmurrayartleague.com or contact Jean Kunz at Jeankunz@aol.com or 412-831-9992. Payment is accepted online or via check made out to McMurray Art League. Call the number listed for a mailing address.