Movie Chats

The Denis Theatre Foundation in Mt. Lebanon is presenting a series of Movie Chats via Zoom, starting with “East Side Sushi” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17.

The 2015 film, directed by Anthony Lucero, is a story about cultural identity. Watch the movie ahead of time and then join an educational discussion with film instructor Elaine Wertheim.

Registration is limited. To register, email for the Zoom link.

“East Side Sushi” is available on Amazon Prime and through Kanopy and Hoopla, free to card holders at area libraries.

Other movies in the series are: “Meet John Doe” (1941), Sept. 24; “The Florida Project” (2017), Oct. 1; “All the King’s Men” (1949), Oct. 8; Dial M for Murder (1953), Oct. 15; “Born Yesterday” (1950), Oct. 22; “And Breathe Normally” (2018), Oct. 29; “A Face in the Crowd” (1957), Nov. 5; “Harold and Lillian” (2015), Nov. 12; and “Wag the Dog” (1997), Nov. 19.

Barbecue dinner

Because of the continued limitations caused by the COVID pandemic, the Bethel Park Lions Club has decided to replace the scheduled fall fish fry with a drive-through barbecue event from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at Lions Park on Irishtown Road.

The meal will include 1/4 chicken, ribs, baked beans, coleslaw, cornbread and a drink for $14. A children’s meal of a hot dog, coleslaw, chips and a drink will be available for $5.

There will be no advance ticket sales. Food will be served until it runs out, so diners are advised to attend early.

For more information, call Nancy at 412-760-5871.

chemical collection

The Pennsylvania Resources Council will host the final three household chemical collection events of its 2020 campaign to provide residents with an opportunity to safely and cost-effectively dispose of a variety of materials.

A collection is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 19 in the parking lot of the South Park Wave Pool. The other two events are on Oct. 10 at Brady’s Run Park in Beaver County and Oct. 31 at the North Park Wave Pool.

PRC is incorporating new safety measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic including an advance registration system required by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

A $20 fee will cover the cost of disposing up to 10 gallons or 50 pounds of aerosol cans, automotive fluids, chemistry sets, gasoline and kerosene, household cleaners, mercury thermometers, paint products, pesticides and garden chemicals, photo chemicals and pool chemicals.

Fees are $12 per fire extinguisher and $15 per pound of liquid mercury. Oversized loads will be subject to additional charges at the discretion of on-site staff.

Participants at collection events must register online in advance, place all items in car truck or truck bed, wear a mask when speaking with on-site personnel, remain in vehicles at all times and bring exact change or check payable to PRC.

To register, visit For information, visit or call 412-488-7452.

Farmers market extended

The Bethel Park Recreation Farmers Market is being extended for two weeks, until Oct. 13.

The market is held from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the VIP parking lot in South Park, off Corrigan Drive. For more information, visit

COVID-19 virtual town hall

Medical experts from St. Clair Hospital and Mayo Clinic are hosting a free virtual town hall on Zoom to answer the community’s questions on the COVID-19 pandemic from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30.

The event is being moderated by Dr. Maria Simbra and will feature St. Clair physicians Stephen Colodny, chief of infectious disease; John Sullivan, senior vice president and chief medical officer; and Ruth Christoforetti, family medicine and primary care. Also joining are Mayo Clinic physicians Stacey Rizza, executive medical director for international academic affairs and Andrew Badley, professor of medicine and molecular medicine.

The virtual town hall coincides with St. Clair’s fourth anniversary as a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. For more information, including how to participate in the town hall, visit

Fairview Fall Virtual 5K

In lieu of South Fayette Community Day and other large in-person events this year, South Fayette Township and Dollar Bank are partnering to present a new community event, the Fairview Fall Virtual 5K and Family Fun Run.

Adults and children are invited to run or walk during event week, Sept. 26 through Oct. 2, to raise money toward building an Americans With Disabilities Act-accessible playground in Fairview Park.

Registration is $25 per person or $60 per family. The fee includes free T-shirts and other items, raffles and race prizes.

Everyone is welcome to participate as individuals, households or larger fundraising groups. Participants can run anywhere, at any time, during race week, and tune into Facebook @SouthFayetteTownship during event week for live videos and drawings.

For details and registration, visit Additional virtual and at-home activities are listed at

For questions about the event, contact Paula Willis, South Fayette Township parks and recreation director, at or 412-221-8700, extension 217.

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