Substance abuse panel discussion

The Substance Addiction Ministries of St. Paul of the Cross Parish and St. Raphael the Archangel are sponsoring a panel of individuals and families with experience in addiction, alcoholism and recovery for a discussion from 7 to p.m. Nov. 3 in Benedict Hall at South Hills Catholic Academy (the former St. Winifred School building), 550 Sleepy Hollow Road, Mt. Lebanon.

Panelists will address the questions: “What does help look like?” and “What does hope look like?”

All are welcome to attend. No registration is necessary.

For more information contact

Sugarplum Shop

The Upper St Clair League for the Arts will hold its Sugarplum Shop and Art Gallery from Nov. 4-7 at the McLaughlin Run Activity Center, 1770 McLaughlin Run Road.

Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday.

Featured will be pottery, fiber art, stained glass, fused glass, painted gourds, cypress knee Santas, hand-carved Santas, polymer clay, homemade soaps, jewelry, wreaths, pillows, center pieces, purses, covered notebooks and Susan Castriota’s patented microwave lids.

More than 25 local artists will be featured, and a portion of the sales will be given as an art scholarship to an Upper St. Clair High School student.

Anti-Semitism course

“Outsmarting Anti-Semitism,” a four-part Rohr Jewish Learning Institute course, is scheduled for 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 3-24, via Zoom or in person at Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road, Mt. Lebanon.

Through illuminating source texts and captivating case studies, the course considers the sources of anti-Semitism, along with the appropriate strategies for overcoming it.

Watch the trailer and register at If you would like to attend the first class for free contact Rabbi Mendel Rosenblum at

College Club

The College Club of Carnegie will meet Nov. 6 at Atria’s Restaurant, Peters Township. “Let’s Give Thanks” is the theme.

A social meeting at 11:30 a.m. is followed by lunch served at noon. A Chinese Auction to benefit the Scholarship Fund will be held.

For more information, call Therese Condit, membership chairperson, at 412-279-4458.

Card party and basket raffle

St. Valentine Women’s Guild/Christian Mothers, a part of Our Lady of Hope Parish, is hosting its 66th annual card party and luncheon on Nov. 6. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., and lunch served at noon.

Tickets are $25 per person. Reservation deadline is Oct. 22. Call Rita at 412-608-2939 or Jessica 412-580-4640, or email for more information.

South Hills Coin Club

The monthly meeting of the South Hills Coin Club will be held at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Bethel Park Municipal Building, 5100 W. Library Ave., Bethel Park. All members and the general public are invited.

The program will be “bring your favorite coin.” A 50/50 will be offered and children’s prizes to be awarded. Applications are now being accepted for membership. For more information, call 724-984-6611.

Unknown Soldier remembrance

The Bethel Fife and Drum Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Bethel Park Historical Society will mark the 100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at 10:45 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Schoolhouse Arts and History Center, 2600 South Park Road.

The Schoolhouse bell will be rung 21 times as part of a national salute to the veterans who lost their identity and lives in the defense of others. A “great silence” also will be observed in respect to those who have died and to those who will make a future sacrifice. The sounding of “Taps” will conclude the program.

Area churches are encouraged to help commemorate the anniversary by ringing their bells 21 times at 11 o’clock.

For more information, contact Lisa at 412-400-9192.

Veterans Day service

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will hold its annual Veterans Day Memorial Service at noon Nov. 11 at the South Park Nurses War Memorials on Corrigan Drive.

All military nurses will be remembered with a wreath placed at the nurses’ monuments.

The program will include the Rev. Jon Brzek, retired U.S. Navy Command chaplain and parochial vicar at St. Joan of Arc/St. Catherine Laboure Parish; retired Army Lt. Col. Lois Shirley, a member of the Women’s Overseas Service League whose service included assignments in Vietnam and Germany; Clarence Hopson, deputy director of Allegheny County Parks; and bagpiper Bradley Wilson.

The public is welcome to attend.

Joy of Christmas craft show

The Labouré Ladies Guild of St. Catherine Labouré Parish will sponsor its annual Joy of Christmas craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 20 at St. Louise de Marillac School and LeGras Parish Center, 320 McMurray Road, Upper St. Clair.

More than 100 artists and crafters will be featured, along with a Chinese auction, and lunch and snacks will be available for purchase.

Admission is $2, which includes one ticket for Chinese auction.

Masks are required. Strollers are not permitted inside of the show because of fire regulations.

Chanukah toy drive

Chabad of the South Hills’ annual Chanukah toy drive for hospitalized and underprivileged children is in progress, collecting new, unwrapped toys.

Some ideas include puzzles, games, art supplies, Legos and Duplos, dolls, play food and kitchen items, and baby toys.

Toys can be dropped off from 9:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until Nov. 24 at Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road, Mt. Lebanon. To make other arrangements, call 412-344-2424.

Art guild meeting

Bethel Art Guild will meet at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Ave.

The guest speaker is Vicki Sawyer. She received her Art degree at Penn State University, leading her to graphic design and professional mural painting. She painted hundreds of murals featuring birds, insects, plants and grasses.

Over the past 15 years, she has moved to canvas paintings of the natural world. Now with a career as a fine art painter, her library has grown to more than 2,500 paintings. Her work has been exhibited and received numerous recognitions all over the eastern United States.

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