Easter flower fundraiser
The Bethel Park Historical Society is holding an Easter flower fundraiser to support the ongoing restoration of the Schoolhouse Arts and History Center.
Hyacinths, daffodils, hydrangeas and tulips are among the flowers being offered in six- and eight-inch pots. Prices range from $7 to $18. Orders must be placed by March 23, and pickup will be from 9 a.m. to noon April 4 at the center, 2600 South Park Road. Delivery is available with a minimum order of $35.
Order forms are available at the center or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call Lisa at 412-400-9192.
American Legion fish fries
American Legion Post 760, 2409 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park, is holding fish fries from 4 to 8 p.m. every Friday during Lent.
The menu includes baked or fried fish on a dish or sandwiches, shrimp, pierogies, macaroni and cheese, homemade coleslaw and haluski, fresh-cut french fries and potato chips.
Dine-in or takeout is available. Call 412-835-9690.
Bethel Art Guild meeting
Bethel Art Guild will meet at 12:30 p.m. March 5 at the Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Ave.
The speaker is David Wadsworth, who discovered his passion for painting in 2007 and he has been painting almost every day since. His paintings feature cityscapes and landscapes, many from the surrounding communities of Pittsburgh. He uses bold contrasts and simplification with his impressionistic style of oil painting.
The guild’s juried Spring Show is scheduled for March 6-15 at the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon.
Chabad hosts Purim lunch
Purim seniors lunch is scheduled for noon March 3 at at Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road, Mt. Lebanon.
Featured will be a holiday program and chair exercises presented by Club Pilates.
Suggested donation is $5. The venue is wheelchair-accessible. Call 412-278-2658 to register.
Ruthfred Acres Woman’s Club
The next meeting of the Ruthfred Acres Woman’s Club will be held at noon March 10 at Al’s Café in Bethel Park. Following lunch, a program on the history of buttons will be presented by Polly Power from the Keystone Button Club of Western Pennsylvania.
For more information, call Pat at 412-833-3034.
South Hill’s Women’s Club
The South Hill’s Women’s Club annual covered dish dinner is at 7:30 p.m. March 9 at Vanadium Woods, 50 Vanadium Road, Scott Township.
Everyone is asked to bring a dish to share. If you are interested in attending, call Sue at 412-953-3209.
Purim in the Air
Chabad of South Hills presents Purim In the Air at 5 p.m. March 10 at the South Hills Jewish Community Center, 345 Kane Blvd., Scott Township.
Featured will be a SkyBar, “in-flight” entertainment and a meal served airplane-style. Costumes are welcome.
For reservations or more information, visit www. chabadsh.com or call 412-344-2424.
Bethel Woman’s Club
The monthly meeting of the Bethel Woman’s Club will be held March 18 at the South Hills Elks Lodge, 2789 South Park Road, Bethel Park.
A social gathering at 11:30 is followed by lunch at noon. Those who attend are encouraged to wear hats in keeping with the Hat and Tea Luncheon theme.
The program will feature Christine Macintosh, Bethel Park Public Library director, who will speak about “Women’s Undergarments of the Past.” Sarris candy bars will be available, with profits benefiting Meals on Wheels and South Hills Interfaith Movement. All South Hills women are invited to attend.
For reservations, call Pat at 412-831-1861. Checks for the luncheon must be received by March 13.
Application forms for the Bethel Woman’s Club scholarship will be available in the Bethel Park High School counseling office beginning March 1. The applications will be due by April 15. The theme for this year’s 100-word essay is “Do Unto Others.” For more information, contact Pat Griffith, club president, 412.854.2010.
Local Author Fair
A Local Author Fair is scheduled for March 18 at Bridgeville Public Library, 505 McMillen St.
The event, co-sponsored by South Fayette Township Library, features Theresa Brown, Carrie DiRisio, Rebecca Drake, David Finoli, Melanie Linn Gutkowski, Lori Jakiela, Quelcy Kogel, Meredith Miletti, Chad Shannon, Paula Reed Ward and Thomas White.
The program begins at 6 p.m. An author panel is from 6:30 to 7:30 and author meet-and-greet from 7:30 to 8:30.
Light refreshments will be provided. Registration at 412-221-3737 is appreciated.
Children’s Choir ‘Bridges of Song’
South Hills Children’s Choir hosts the annual “Bridges of Song” from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 21 at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 905 E. McMurray Road, Peters Township, with teaching artist Joy Hirokawa, director of the Bel Canto Youth Choir.
Joined by the Pittsburgh Youth Chorus, Pittsburgh Girls Choir and Giovani Voci, South Hills Children’s Choir shares a day of choral singing and camaraderie open to all local youth. A healthy lunch will be provided by Heisler’s Market, Trader Joe’s, Eat’n Park, Starbucks – McMurray, Chick-fil-A and local bakeries.
The day concludes with a free performance conducted by Hirokawa. Choristers will learn American sign language in “Can You Hear Me?” by Bob Chilcott, recount World War II memories in “Homeland” by Randall Stroope and enjoy a new work by Hirokawa.
Scheduled at Mt. Lebanon Public Library:
• Folklore, Dances, Songs and Traditions Across Slovakia, 7 p.m. March 2. Andrea Sibalova, a Tamburitizan dancer from Slovakia, will speak.
• Celebrating Our Citizen Soldiers: The 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II, 7 p.m. March 3. This program will meet the first Tuesday of the month through August to share the memoirs and stories of U.S. soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in WWII. Each session will contain a brief lecture and time to discuss the suggested reading, “All the Gallant Men” by Donald Stratton. Reading of the book is not necessary to enjoy the talk.
• “The Postman Always Rings Twice” film showing and discussion, 6:30 p.m. March 4, in anticipation of the Laura Lippman author visit on April 20. In her 2018 novel, “Sunburn,” Lippman pays homage to master noir crime writer James Cain, who authored the book on which the 1946 movie is based. Elaine Wertheim will lead the post-movie discussion.
• The Life and Music of J.S. Bach, 10 a.m. March 6. Instructor Cleon Cornes leads an eight-session class on conductor J.S. Bach. At his death, Bach was renowned throughout Germany as an organist but was not particularly famous as a composer. The class, which runs Fridays through May 1 (no April 10 class), will focus on his life and the amazing amount and diversity of his music.
Upper St. Clair
Upper St. Clair Township Library offers these free programs, all in the multipurpose room:
• “Making” Friends: A Place to Create, Connect, and Collaborate, 2 p.m. March 2, 9, 16 and 23. Join resident artist Judé Ernest in undertaking various projects using a vinyl cutter and heat press, laser engraver, 3D printer and other equipment. The program is free.
• History Night: The History of the Bible, 7 p.m. March 2. The ongoing discussion group is facilitated by history enthusiasts Glenn Flickinger and Scott Moore.
• Cozy Up With Books, 10 a.m. March 5. The ladies’ morning book discussion group meets selected months throughout the year. Copies of the discussion books are available in the library. Please read the book prior to the meeting. New participants are welcome.
• Diversity of Orchids, 7 p.m. March 5. Join Timothy Cholcto of Harbinger Orchids in learning more about the flower.
• Spanish Conversations, 10 a.m. Saturdays. The program features informal conversation in Spanish on various topics, and the opportunity to meet other Spanish speakers and enjoy practicing the language. Attendees should have at least a basic level of Spanish fluency.
• Adult Gaming Night, 7 p.m. March 9. Bring your own favorite game to share, or explore something new from the library’s game collection. Anyone can play, and all are welcome.
Please register for the programs at www.twpusc.org or by calling 412-835-5540.
The final Friends of South Park oldies dance is scheduled from 7 to 11 p.m. March 28 at the Home Economics Building in South Park, behind the Allegheny County Police station.
The cost is $30 per person and includes a fully catered dinner by Cyd West. DJs will be Candy and Mike from WEDO-AM.
For tickets, contact Sharon Adams at email@example.com or 412-897-2403.
Photo salon in Mt. Lebanon
A Photo Salon open house is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. March 29 on the upper floor of the Mt. Lebanon Recreation Center.
The best images submitted this year by the members of the Photo Section, Academy of Science and Art of Pittsburgh, will be on display. Judges will award prizes to the top photographs in 12 categories.
Club members will be present to answer questions about their photographs and the club. For more information, visit www.Pghphoto.org.
Show and Sell
Show and Sell: A Spring Pop-up Market, presented by Handmade Arcade, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 25 at Construction Junction, 214 N. Lexington St., Point Breeze.
As part of its 16th anniversary as Pittsburgh’s first and largest independent craft fair, Handmade Arcade is presenting 30 aspiring crafters right where it all began in 2004.
Handmade products, goods and wares for sale will include jewelry and accessories, home decor, fashion and clothing, bath and body products, posters and prints, original artwork in a variety of media, and children’s products.
For more information, visit www.handmadearcade.org.
Kids in the Kitchen
Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road, Mt. Lebanon, will host Kids in the Kitchen for children ages 4 to 11 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. April 23 and 30, and May 7 and 14. Cost is $40.
Children will learn to cook Jewish holiday favorites, plus they will have one-on-one instruction on Hebrew Alef-Bet and reading.