Peters Creek Historical Society welcomes Rob Throckmorton as guest speaker at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Wright’s United Methodist Church in Venetia.

Thockmorton will discuss Forrest Fenn and the mystery surrounding the treasure in cache and gold he hid and the decade-long search to find it by fortune hunters. Fenn, an 80- year-old art dealer and writer, hid a treasure worth $2 million in the Rocky Mountains.

Visit: peterscreekhistoricalsociety.org for more information on the program, the society, Enoch Wright House and log cabin.


Bethel Park is selling tickets for a mystery treasure chest containing over $3,300 worth of donated gift cards to businesses in and around the community.

Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. Proceeds go toward the Splash Pad project.

Tickets can be purchased at various community events including the Farmer’s Markets, the Rev ‘Em Up Car Cruise, the Park & Play Star Party as well as community day, where the winner will be drawn on Sept. 24.

Tickets can also be purchased from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the municipal building.

To check out our fundraiser sponsors and learn more about the Splash Pad project, visit the project page on our website: https://bit.ly/3dfziCF


The South Hill Coin Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Bethel Park Municipal building located at 5100 West Library Ave.

Members and the general public can attend the program, which discuss colonial coins.

A 50/50 will be offered and children’s prizes will be awarded.

Applications are now being accepted for membership. Call 724-984-6611 for details.


A grandparent social will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Peters Township Community Center, located at 700 Meredith Drive in Venetia.

Ages 3 to 5 should bring grandparents for games and craft.

Participants must be accompanied by an adult.

Fee is $5 ($10 non-members).

Visit www.peterstownship.com or call 724-942-5000 to register.


The Bethel Presbyterian Church, located at 2999 Bethel Church Rd., is hosting a food truck festival from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 11.

In addition to food trucks, there will be live music and games.

The event is being held in conjunction with the church introducing its new contemporary service. The service begins at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.


The Ruthfred Lutheran Church, 3401 South Park Road, Bethel Park, will begin its fall Bible study Sept. 14.

Each week from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. participants take a “Journey Through The Word” studying 1st Corinthians. Prayer, worship, lecture and small group study is included in the classes.

A children’s ministry for preschool children will be provided.

An online registration form can be found at ruthfred.org/grow-learn/adults.

Call 412-833-3034 or email patriciamoore163@gmail.com for more details.


The Peters Township Newcomers and Neighbors Club (PTNN) will host its annual ladies night out at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Valley Brook Country Club.

The nonprofit women’s civics and service organization has served residents of the area since 1965.

The event will include complimentary hors d’oeuvres and dessert as well as a cash bar, raffle baskets and a silent auction.

Learn more at ptnc.org/kick-off or direct questions to: Barb Wehn at ptnc.org.


Ages 9-12 can attend a social from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Peters Township Community Recreation Center, located at 700 Meredith Dr. in Venetia.

The evening will include games, making a craft and snacks.

Fee is $5 ($8 non-members). Pre-registration is required.

Visit www.peterstownship.com or call 724-942-5000 to register.


The 33rd annual Upper St. Clair-Bethel Park Rotary Club chicken bbq will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at Bethel Park High School.

Tickets are $15 and the price includes half of a chicken, baked beans, chips, roll, dessert and a raffle ticket with the chance to win prizes.

Visit USCBP.Rotary to purchase tickets.


The Labouré Ladies Guild of St. Catherine Labouré Parish will hold its annual “Joy of Christmas” Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at St. Louise de Marillac School and LeGras Parish Center, 320 McMurray Rd. in Upper St. Clair.

There will be 115 Artists and Crafters as well as a Chinese auction and 50/50 Raffle. Lunch and snacks will be available for purchase.

Admission is $2 and includes one ticket for the Chinese auction.


The Chartiers Valley Class Of 1972 Reunion will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Heidelberg Fire Hall located at 456 First St. in Carnegie.

Email cv1972reunion@gmail.com for more details.


RML JAZZ will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 25 at The Studio at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall on Beechwood Avenue in Carnegie.

Tickets range from $15 to $20.

The group features Laura Chu Wiens on vocals, Jeff Leonhardt on guitar, Gene Laus on trumpet/flugelhorn, Rick Purcell on keys, and Rick Laus on drums, and performs classic and pop styles of Jazz from artists such as Miles Davis, Chuck Mangione, Wes Montgomery, Diana Krall, Bonnie Raitt, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Grover Washington and Herb Alpert.

Visit http://CarnegieCarnegie.org or call 412-276-3456 for details.


The Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation will conduct a walking tour of the city’s bridges and river shores from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Aug. 23.

Meeting point is outside the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel on Sixth Street.

The tour takes a loop bounded by the north and south shorts of the Allegheny River and by two of the three sisters bridges that cross it.

Tickets are $20 per person.

Dress for weather and arrive 10 minutes before the tour starts.

Visit www.phlf.org for more details.


Academy Quartet “Variations on Variations” will be presented from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 16 at Sunnyhill, 1240 Washington Rd. in Mt. Lebanon.

Members of the quartet are Jorie Butler-Geyer and Leah Givelber violins, Warren Davidson, viola, and Robin Hasenpflug, cello.

The group’s repertoire combines well-loved classics of the with rarely heard gems and attractive new works.

Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door

Tickets will be available through Brown Paper Tickets.

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/ChamberMusicAtOldStLukes for more details.


The Beth El Congregation of the South Hills is conducting a shoe drive through Oct. 6. Gently worn, used and new shoes will be collected and given to developing nations for impoverished people to start their own businesses.

Shoes can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the synagogue located at 1900 Cochran Rd.

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An award-winning journalist, Eleanor Bailey has been employed by Observer Publishing Company since 1982. She is the sports editor at The Almanac and a contributor for the Observer-Reporter.

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