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.
South Hills Women’s Club
The South Hills 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.
Dinner for a Dollar
Dinner for a Dollar is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. March 12 at Community of Christ, 3472 South Park Road, Bethel Park.
On the menu are spaghetti, bread and rolls, fresh garden salad and desserts. Donations of $1 per person or $3 per family are accepted but not required. No reservations are necessary. No takeout is available, including desserts.
For more information, or if you would like to volunteer to help set up for the dinner on March 11 or help serve the following day, call Janet at 412-805-7194.
Used eyeglasses are being collected for the Lions Club to distribute to those in need.
Get fit with women’s club
The South Park Women’s Club will feature fitness instructor Soad Clark at the meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. March 16 at the South Park Township Community Center, Brownsville Road.
She will provide some helpful hints and have everyone participate in some stretching and range of motion exercises. Comfortable clothing is suggested.
Women interested in joining the club are invited to attend.
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.
The Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania will hold its annual orchid show from noon to 6 p.m. March 14 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 15 at the Crowne Plaza Suites Pittsburgh South, 164 Fort Couch Road, Bethel Park.
Admission is free, and donations are welcome.
The event features crafted displays of live blooming orchids. Society members and expert orchid growers will be available to provide information about growing orchids, and free educational seminars will be held throughout both days of the show.
One of the most popular features is the sales area, where guests can purchase orchids from a wide variety of vendors from the eastern United States. Also offered is a repotting table, performed by society members. Advice is free, and the price for repotting is based on pot size.
For more information, visit www.oswp.org. For show related questions, contact Sheila Nathanson (412-343-9457), Norma Raiff (412-344-5969) or Tamara Wurst (412-492-1125).
Easter bake sale
St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 601 Boone Ave., Canonsburg, is having an Easter bake sale from 2 to 4 p.m. April 4. Advance orders are being taken for pascha bread, nut, poppy and apricot rolls. Please call 724-743-0231 by March 15.
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.
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.
• Understanding Climate Change, 7 p.m. March 9. David Lampe of the Department of Biological Sciences at Duquesne University will discuss the latest climate science and where the earth is heading, the current psychology of the climate crisis, and a look at social movements and the solutions they present.
• Driving the Disenfranchised: On the Road to Suffrage, 7 p.m. March 11. Kim Cady, assistant curator of the Car and Carriage Museum at the Frick Pittsburgh, will examine the role automobiles played in furthering the cause of women’s suffrage in the United States, particularly during the Progressive Era (1890–1920). The program is presented by the Historical society of Mount Lebanon
• Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society, 1 p.m. March 16. Jim Stuber presents “The Path to Mt. Lebanon: Stories Discovered from Genealogy Research,” highlights of the genealogy research projects he’s done in return for a donation to the Historical Society of Mt. Lebanon, plus a few from his own family’s history.
• Mosses and Moss Gardening, 7 p.m. March 16.
Learn how native mosses can be used in the garden, how to collect mosses and the ecology of mosses with Phipps Garden Center speaker Cyndi Fink.
• Mildred Pierce Movie and Discussion, 6:30 p.m. March 18. Elaine Wertheim presents a screening of the 1945 film noir “Mildred Pierce,” starring Joan Crawford. The event ties into the April 20 Laura Lippman author talk, as Lippman paid homage to “Mildred Pierce” writer James Cain in her book “Sunburn.”
• Ornamental Grasses, 1 p.m. March 21. Phipps Garden Center speaker Carol Chernega will teach you how to incorporate the natural grace and beauty of ornamental grasses in your garden. Planting and care requirements will be covered, along with grass selection.
• 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.
Upper St. Clair
• Plant-Based Pittsburgh South, 7 p.m. March 10 in the library multipurpose room.
Plant-Based Pittsburgh is open to anyone interested in learning and sharing information about healthy, plant-based food choices. This month features registered dietitian Jody Garlick.
• Zentangle, 1 p.m. March 11 and 25 in the library multipurpose room. Join certified Zentangle teacher Mary D’Angelo to explore the Zentangle method of pen-and-ink drawing. The technique promotes relaxation, creativity, focus, and fun. Regardless of your artistic background or ability, it’s easy to learn, and offers endless possibility.
Please register online or by calling 412-835-5540. Free.
• Reel to Real: Conversations that Bring Movies to Life, 6:30 p.m. March 11 in the training room. Join the Denis Theater at the library for a movie screening and group discussion. This month’s film is “The Biggest Little Farm” (2018), a documentary which follows a couple’s work to develop a 200-acre sustainable farm outside of Los Angeles. Support for the program is from the Fine Foundation and Philip Chosky Charitable Educational Foundation.
• Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging, 7 p.m. March 12 in the library multipurpose room. Join the Sogetsu Pittsburgh Study Group for a demonstration of ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging. The art form dates back to the seventh century and invites nature in through the senses of sight, touch, and smell.
• Monday Movies: 6:30 p.m. March 17 in the training room. Featured is the 2019 Rupert Goold film “Judy,” with Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland. Set in late 1968 and early 1969, Judy portrays Garland hustling in Swinging London after successfully securing an engagement in “Talk of the Town.” Behind the scenes, her tumultuous life continues, battling with her manager and her ex-husband.
Please register for the programs at www.twpusc.org or by calling 412-835-5540.