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Local animal shelters, such as Animal Friends in the Ohio Township, are overrun with kittens. Jolene Miklas, the Senior Marketing Coordinator for the shelter, says 'the kitten season hit hard and early.' (Sean Donnelly/Tribune-Review)
A ramp leads to The Hillman Center for Performing Arts at Shadyside Academy in Fox Chapel Friday, July 13, 2012. The Hillman Center is one of several arts venues in the Pittsburgh suburbs built for better access for people with disabilities. Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review


Christmas craft show: Nov. 17, Citizens Library of Washington, 55 S. College St., Washington. Crafters needed. Call Fran at 724-228-2915 to reserve a table.

Crafters wanted: Holy Trinity Church, 5720 Steubenville Pike, Robinson. Tables available for Nov. 10 Christmas Craft Show. All crafts must be handmade. 412-787-1468.

“Mad” About Christmas: 7 p.m. Dec. 8, Broughton Fire Hall, 1030 Cochran Mill Road, Pittsburgh. Retro 1960s dinner club Christmas party. Tickets: $35 (each) Deadline to purchase: Dec. 3. Benefits South Park Township Library. 412-833-5585.

Santa and Mrs. Claus: 7 p.m. Nov. 16, Cranberry Township Municipal Center, 2525 Rochester Road, Cranberry. Community tree lighting, activities, and crafts. 724-776-4806 ext. 1129.

Holiday Dazzle Show: 4-7 p.m. Nov. 18, Pine Community Center. 100 Pine Park Drive, Wexford. Live reindeer and camel, crafts, ice carving, carriage rides, Santa and elves, band, bonfire, music, food, large gingerbread house. Tickets: $5 (pre-sale), $5 (at the door). 724-625-1636 ext. 3.

Reindeer Ball: 4-7 p.m., Dec. 2, Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh Hotel, 1000 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, Benefits A Child's Place at Mercy. Visits from Martha, Frog and Toad, Lars the Polar Bear, Tacky the Penguin, Clifford, Curious George, Mrs. Claus and holiday characters from “A Winter Wonderland.” Crafts, face painting, balloon and caricature artists, a child-friendly buffet, and cookies. Cost: $80 (adults), $45 (children). 724-934-3537.

Heavenly Cookie Shoppe: 9 a.m.-noon, Dec. 8, Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road, Bethel Park. Homemade Christmas cookies and craft items. Prices: $8 per pound (cookies) and crafts priced separately. Benefits mission projects of United Methodist Women. 412-835-6621.

Holiday tour of homes: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 17. Self-guided tour. Benefits Butler County Symphony Association. Tickets: $15 (advance), $20 (day of tour) at the symphony office, 259 S. Main St., Butler. Cookie reception at Faith U.P. Church benefitting Hill Youth Chorale, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Fill That Truck”: Nov. 1 to Dec. 1. Donate new, unwrapped toys at Baranowski Restaurant or Peak Performance Chiropractic office on McKnight Road. Toys collected will be loaded into a truck at Bonnie & Clyde's restaurant in Wexford on Dec. 8 Benefits families of Women's Choice Network.

Holiday festival auction: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Waverly Presbyterian Church, 590 S. Braddock Ave., Point Breeze. Get-away packages, artwork, themed baskets, tickets to cultural and sporting events. Desserts. Donation $15.

Ladies Day/Night Out Holiday Vendor Sale: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-8 p.m. Nov. 15; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 16; Jump!Zone, 4025 Alpha Drive, Allison Park. Vendors and inflatables for children.

“A Christmas Story” trip: 10:30 a.m., Dec. 1, Southminster Presbyterian Church, 799 Washington Road, Pittsburgh. Lunch at Atria's in Peters before a performance of “A Christmas Story” at the Little Lake Theater, followed by dessert at Sarris Candy's ice cream parlor. Registration required. Cost: $65. 412-884-3797.

Holiday Craft Fair: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 3, Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road, Bethel Park. More than 60 crafters, bake sale, silent auction, and refreshments. Free admission. Benefits Prime Time Adult Care. 412-835-6661.

Canterbury Fair: 9:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m. Nov. 10 St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1066 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Handmade holiday items and decorations. Frozen appetizers and soups to take home. Benefits church outreach projects. 412-531-7153.


St. Alphonsus School open house: 9-10:30 a.m., Nov. 13 and Nov. 14, St. Alphonsus School, 201 Church Road, Wexford. For families interested in learning about the pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade programming. 724-935-1152.

Fall rummage sale: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 3, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 616 Washington St., Sewickley. Books, small furnishings and appliances, clothing and toys. Drop-off dates for gently used donations Oct. 21 to Nov. 1. 412-741-8484.

“Taste of Autumn Celebration”: 6-9 p.m. Nov. 3, Laughlin Memorial Library, 99 11th St., Ambridge. Auction, wine, hors d'oeuvres and musical entertainment. Admission: $30. Tickets available at the library. 724-266-3857.

Women's book club: 7 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, St. Kilian Parish, 7067 Franklin Road, Cranberry. Anyone who enjoys books and conversation is invited. 724-625-1665.

Roast beef dinner: 4-7 p.m. Nov. 10, Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 3281 Wexford Road, Pine. Eat in or take out. Cost: $10 (adults), $4 (children ages 4 to 12). 724-935-3636.

Crafters and vendor show: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 11, Our Lady of Grace School, 1734 Bower Hill Road, Pittsburgh. Cost per table: $25 plus donation to auction. 412-279-6611.

Marshall Township Parks and Recreation, 525 Pleasant Hill Road, Wexford. 724-935-3090 ext. 115.

• American Red Cross Babysitter's Training: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 11, municipal building. Ages 12 and over. Fee: $50 (resident), $60 (nonresident).

Open house: 3:30-7 p.m. Nov. 1, Redeemer Lutheran School, 700 Idaho Ave., Verona. 412-793-5884.

Veterans parade: 10 a.m. Nov. 12, Redeemer Lutheran School, 1261 Pennsylvania Ave., Oakmont. Veterans and community members invited to walk in parade from school to Oakmont-Verona Cemetery. Veterans invited to wear uniforms. 412-793-5884.

District 13 Toastmasters Fall Conference: Nov. 2 to 4, Embassy Suites, 550 Cherrington Parkway, Coraopolis. Networking and public speaking self-improvement. Cost: $129 for three days.

CUMC Community Life Center, 118 McMillen Ave., Beaver Falls. 724-843-4032 ext 202.

• Indoor soccer: 6-8 p..m. Tuesdays from Nov. 6-Dec. 18. Cost: $60. For students in first through fourth grades.

Fall Craft and Vendor Extravaganza: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 3, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 5, Lenape Technical School, 2215 Chaplin Ave., Ford City. Crafts, auctions, and food. Admission: $1. Tables for vendors: $25. 724-763-7116 ext. 3359.

Titanic era fashion luncheon: Noon, Nov. 9 and 10, Boston Shoppes, 1903 Donner St., Elizabeth. Lunch and vintage clothing collections from the Elizabeth Township Historical Society. Reservations required by Nov. 2. Cost: $25. 412-751-4580.

North Hills Genealogists meeting: 6:45 p.m., Nov. 20, Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Road, McCandless. How-to discussion about researching personal family history. 724-935-6961.

Singles dance: 8 p.m.-midnight, Nov. 3, West View VFW, 386 Perry Highway, West View. Trick or treat party with prizes, candy, and snacks. Free line dance lesson at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $8. 724-316-5029.

Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 20, Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Baptist Road, Bethel Park. Lois Lutz, outreach coordinator with the Alzheimer's Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, will discuss “Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Brain. All registered nurses welcome. 412- 341-4207.

Volunteer Open House: 6 p.m. Nov. 5, Heartland Hospice, 3520 Route 130, Building #3, Irwin. Learn to become a hospital volunteer. Light refreshments. RSVP: 412-216-9340.

Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation, 100 W. Beau St., Washington. 724-228-6867.

• “Fall Foray”: Noon Nov. 4, Shelter 6 at Mingo Creek Park, Route 136. Hike through forest. Hot chocolate. Registration required. No charge.

• Bird feeder program: 11 a.m. Nov. 3, Shelter 1, Ten Mile Creek Park, off Route 88 South of Fredericktown on Clarksville Road. Assemble and stuff pre-drilled fallen tree limbs with bird feed made over a fire pit. Bird feed contains peanut butter. Pre-registration required. Fee: $4 per feeder.

• Homeschool Outdoor Classroom: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 8, Park office, Mingo Creek Park, Route 136. Hike in search of antler rubs and tracks. For ages 5 to 11. Registration required. Fee: $1 each.

Meditation and Whole Life Transformation: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1, 29 and Dec. 13, 20, Winchester Thurston School, 455 Morewood Ave. “Pittsburgh Supreme Meditation and the Science of Transformation” with Acharya Kedar. No charge. 724-420-5826.

Craft show: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 10, Saint Ursula Parish, 3937 Kirk Ave., Allison Park. Homemade crafts, specialty items, food, and baked goods. 412-654-4721.

Veteran's Day memorial service: 11 a.m. Nov. 12, South Park war memorials on Corrigan Drive. Sponsored by Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club. All nurses who served in the military will be remembered with a floral wreath placed at the nursing monument. Bethel Park Mayor Cliff Morton, Rev. Allan K. Brooks, gun salute by the South Park VFW 6664.

South Hills Women's Club: 8 p.m. Nov. 12, Vanadium Woods, Vanadium Road, Scott. Andy Quinn will discuss the history of Kennywood. Light refreshments. New members and guests welcome. 412-279-3949.

International Women: 9: 30 a.m. Nov. 2, Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 2310 Haymaker Road, Monroeville. Historian and former park ranger at Fort Necessity discusses “The Fur Trade and its importance in Early American History.” Reservations required. 412-373-1181.

Election Day Kitty Adoption: 1-6 p.m. Nov. 6, Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh. 412-847- 7000.

All Saints' Concert: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road, Bethel Park Choral and organ concert in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the church's Casavant organ. 412-835-6621.

Veterans Day breakfast: 8-9:30 a.m. Nov. 10, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Tickets: $35. 412-396-6033. Hosted by Veterans Breakfast Club. U.S. Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden (retired) is keynote speaker.

River City Brass Band: 2:30 p.m. Nov. 8, Lighthouse Pointe Village, 500 Chapel Harbor Drive, Pittsburgh. No charge. 412-781-2707.

Project Bundle-Up: Document shredding by Business Records Management in exchange for monetary donations and winter clothing to benefit Project Bundle-Up. Sponsored by Business Records Management.

• 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 10, Business Records Management, 1325 Eisenhower Blvd., Johnstown.

• 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 17, Walmart, 2351 Century Drive, West Mifflin.

• 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 17, Walmart, 20245 Route 19, Cranberry.

• 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 8, Business Records Management, 1325 Eisenhower Blvd., Johnstown.

• 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 8, Walmart, 250 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh.

HeART and Home: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Beaver Area Memorial Library, 100 College Ave., Beaver. Quilts, knitting, paintings, restored furniture, purses jewelry, knick knacks. Silent auction, raffles, appetizers, coffee bar. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

Fall bazaar: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Aspinwall Presbyterian Church, Third Street at Center Avenue. Attic treasures, silent auction, bake sale, jewelry, toys, books, CDs/DVDs and kitchenware. Sausage, hot dogs and soup.

Whitehall AARP #2050: Noon Nov. 1, Whitehall Presbyterian Church, 4935 E. Willock Road. Meeting and program presented by the Sunshine Boys, who sing and play saxophones. Coffee and donuts available. Visitors welcome.

Art, music, theater

Fall play dress rehearsal for senior citizens: 3:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Fox Chapel High School, 611 Field Club Road, O'Hara. High school fall play dress rehearsal of “The Imaginary Invalid” by Moliére. No charge for senior citizens. Reservations requested. 412-967-2443.

Moon Drama Club: 7:30 p.m., Nov. 8 to 10; 2 p.m., Nov. 11, Moon Area High School, 8353 University Blvd., Moon. Featuring performances of Disney's “101 Dalmations,” and “The Big Bad Musical.” Cost: $8 (seniors), $10 (adults).

Fox Chapel Area School District performance: 7 p.m., Nov. 4, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Full performance of Carl Orff's “Carmina Burana,” performed by students from all four Fox Chapel elementary schools, Dorseyville Middle School, and Fox Chapel Area High School. Cost: $12 to $25.

Karaoke Showcase: 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Nov. 3, Greensburg Garden and Civic Center, 951 Old Salem Road, Greensburg. Alle Kiski Line Dance Ensemble, raffle, pizza, soft drinks, and music, including oldies, standards, pop, country, gospel, and R&B. Cost: $5. 724-219-3290.

48-Hour Music Video Screening: 7:30 p.m., Nov. 7, Belvedere's Ultra Dive, 4016 Butler St., Lawrenceville; or 7 p.m., Nov. 8, AVA Lounge, 5972 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh. Screening of music videos made by local filmmakers in 48 hours.

Singer Tom Breiding: 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 2, The Coffee House at the South Side Presbyterian Church, 1926 Sarah St., South Side. Suggested donation: $5 includes refreshments and candlelight conversation. 412-431-0118.

The Americas in concert: 7:30 p.m., Dec. 1, Hillman Center for Performing Arts, 423 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh. Performances from 60 young musicians from the Pittsburgh region. 412-457-0518.

South Hills Art League Exhibit: Oct 27 to Nov 12. Jefferson Hills Library, 925 Old Clairton Road, Jefferson Hills. Drawings and paintings. Reception: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov 1. 412-343-0498.

North Hills Junior High School, 55 Rochester Road, Ross. 412-318-1014.

• Mucho Macho Music Festival: 3 p.m. Nov. 6. Male singers in sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth grades from 20 local school districts. No charge.

• Marching Band Stadium Review: 7 p.m. Nov. 1. Pregame and halftime music performed in an indoor concert setting. No charge. Attendees asked to donate a new, unwrapped toy or book to benefit the Allegheny County Labor Council's Labor of Love toy drive.

• North Hills High School Jazz Band winter concert: 7 p.m. Nov. 20. No charge.

“You Can't Take it With You”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-10, Bethel Park High School, 309 Church Road, Bethel Park. Tickets: $5. Seniors: $3 on Nov. 8 only.

“The Pink Panther Strikes Again”: 7 p.m. Nov. 15, 16, 17, Portersville Christian School, 343 E. Portersville Road, Portersville. Tickets: $7 (adults), $6 (college students), $5 (students). 724-368-8787, ext. 10.

“Alice in Wonderland”: 7 p.m. Nov. 1-2, Pine-Richland High School, 700 Warrendale Road, Gibsonia. No charge.

Movie matinees: 2 p.m. Nov. 5, 12, 19, and 26, Cumberland Woods Village, 700 Cumberland Woods Drive, Allison Park. “This Means War,” “Man on a Ledge,” The Artist,” and “Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows.” No charge.

Celtic harvest acoustic music: 7 p.m. Nov. 3, North Versailles Public Library, 1401 Greensburg Ave. Chuck Owston and Scarlet Gypsies; Ryan Taylor, troubadour; Betsey Roberts, ode balladeer; and Jimmy Orr, Celtic folksinger. Open house before program. Free. 412-823-2222.


Spaghetti dinner: 4-8 p.m. Nov. 11, Millvale Community Center, 416 Lincoln Ave. Entertainment, auctions, raffle. Benefits Seeds of Hope providing gift baskets to veterans. Cost: $8 (adults), $5 (children).

Conservation and Sportsmen's Banquet: 6 p.m. Nov. 2, Calvin House, 2135 Old 220 North Business, Duncansville. Hosted by Thunderbird Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society. Tickets: $75 (individual), $115 (family membership package). Live and silent auctions, games, drawings and door prizes. Benefits protected grouse and woodcock habitats. 814-946-4349.

Lifesteps All Star Gala: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10, at The Atrium 1031 New Castle Road, Prospect. Music featuring Dancing Queen. Catering, auctions, raffles, gifts, and photo booth. Benefits Lifesteps Family Caring Fund. 800-225-1010.

Jackie Pry benefit dinner: Noon-6 p.m. Nov. 11, Epiphany Social Hall, Boyers. Spaghetti dinner benefits Jackie Pry, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Cost: $10 (adults), $6 (4 to 10 years old). Takeout available. T-shirts, 50/50 tickets.

Hearts and Hands Gala: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Scotus Hall, Sisters of St. Francis, 146 Hawthorne Road, Millvale. Celebrates the work of young adults participating in the Change A Heart Franciscan volunteer program. Food, wine, live and silent auctions, and music. Tickets: $50. 412-821-0861.

Powder Puff football game: 7 p.m., Nov. 1, West Allegheny School District's Joe P. DeMichela Stadium, 205 West Allegheny Road, Imperial. Annual junior/senior girls' game benefits the NHS Christmas Families Charity. Cost: $3 (students), $5 (adults).

“A Toast to the Community” wine tasting: 5:30-8 p.m., Nov. 10, Montour Heights Country Club, 1491 Coraopolis Heights Road, Moon. Hosted by Ohio Valley General Hospital. Wine and craft beer, Joe Negri Quartet, and light fare food. Cost: $60 (each), $110 (couple).

Tour of Italy dinner and bake sale: 4-7 p.m. Nov. 10, Hilltop United Methodist Church, 222 Church Lane, Madison. Cost: $7 (adults), $3 (children 10 and under). Lasagna, stuffed shells, spaghetti, tossed salad, bread, dessert. Benefits mission trip to Uganda. 724-326-8328. 412-849-9736. 724-872-5433.

Children's HOMEtown Hero Luncheon: Nov. 9, CONSOL Energy Center. Benefits Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center. Lunch, silent auction, and speaker Dr. Jennifer Arnold, medical director of the Pediatric Simulation Center at Texas Children's Hospital. 412-441.4884.

Pancake breakfast: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 4, American Legion Hall, 308 W. New Castle St., Zelienople. Tickets: $6 (adults), $4 (children under 12). Benefits Zelienople Rotary Club charities.

Jameson Junior Guild Bazaar: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 1, Jameson Hospital North Campus lobby and dining rooms, 1211 Wilmington Avenue, New Castle. Homemade candy, books, baked goods, gently used items, antiques and hand-crafted holiday items. Benefits “$1 Million Dollar Facelift” to beautify Jameson Health System facilities. 724-656-4112.

Craft and gift show: 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Nov. 3, Good Shepherd/Sacred Heart Church, 1600 Brinton Road, North Braddock. Twenty-five local area craft vendors showcase their hand-made items, bake sale, and lunch menu. Gift baskets available for purchase. Benefits Good Shepherd Parish.

Flea market: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 3, Harmony Museum, 218 Mercer St., Harmony. Table rentals: $12 (each), $20 (two). Benefits museum operations. 724-452-7341.

Thankoffering service: 4 p.m. Nov. 4, Reformed Presbyterian Home chapel, 2344 Perrysville Ave., North Side. Offering taken to support the home's Gracious Giving, Grateful Living campaign. Light meal following. or 412-321-4139.

Turkey bingo: 1 p.m. Nov. 4, St. Robert Bellarmin Parish Center, 1313 Fifth Ave., East McKeesport. A parish fundraiser. Free cake and coffee. Donation: $20. Tickets: 412-823-5270.

Community services

Food protection certification courses: For food industry workers. Sponsored by the Allegheny County Health Department. Fee: $60 (Allegheny County residents), $75 (others). 412-687-2243.

• Nov. 3 and 10, UPMC Mercy Hospital, 200 Lothrop St., Pittsburgh.

• Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, Allegheny General Hospital, 320 East North Ave., Pittsburgh.

College planning workshop: 9:30am, 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Nov. 3, Northland Public Library, 300 Cumberland Road, Pittsburgh. Parents of high school students are invited to attend a one-hour college funding and financial aid workshop. No charge. 888-279-8044.

Financial planning workshop: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 3, Bethany Center, 7745 Tioga St., Homewood. Nationwide Insurance instructors include Jeff Angell, Rich Garland, Lydia Lockhart, and Inez Miles. Lunch and prizes. Registration: $10. Fee will be refunded as $10 gift card at conclusion of workshop. 412-242-3255.

Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Beatty Pointe Village, 700 Beatty Road, Monroeville. For women who are contemplating or in the early to mid-stages of divorce. Cost: $35. To register: 724-493-9695.

Financial Aid Night: 6-8:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Canon-McMillan High School, 314 Elm Street Extension, Canonsburg. For eleventh and twelfth grade students and parents. Sponsored by Canon-McMillan and Washington & Jefferson College. 724-873-5166.

Health care

UPMC Fall-Winter Community Education 412-692-7105.

• Alone at Home: 7-8:30 p.m., Nov. 15, Pine Center, 11279 Perry Highway, Wexford; or 7-8:30 p.m., Dec. 6, UPMC South, 1300 Oxford Drive, Bethel Park. Planning for safety. Ages 10 and up with parents. Cost: $10 per family.

• Avoiding power struggles with your kids: 10-11:30 a.m., Nov. 26, Pine Center, 11279 Perry Highway, Wexford; or 7-8:30 p.m., Nov. 8, UPMC South, 1300 Oxford Drive, Bethel Park. Information on how to avoid everyday struggles with kids and strategies to increase cooperation, encourage teamwork and reduce family stress. Cost: $5.

• Babysitting 101: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Oct. 20, Nov. 17 or Jan. 19, Pine Center, 11279 Perry Highway, Wexford; or 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 27, Dec. 1 or Jan. 12, UPMC South, 1300 Oxford Drive, Bethel Park; or 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Nov. 3, Family Care Connection, 5235 Butler St., Lawrenceville; or 9 a.m.-3 p.m., UPMC East, 2775 Mosside Blvd., Monroeville. Safety for babysitters and children in their care, including basic first aid, choking rescue, child development and routine daily care for boys and girls ages 11 and up. Cost: $35.

• CPR: Infant, Child, and Teen: 9 a.m.-noon, Dec. 8, UPMC South, 1300 Oxford Drive, Bethel Park; or 9 a.m.-noon, Nov. 3 or Jan. 12, Children's Oakland Medical Building, 3420 Fifth Ave., Oakland; or 9 a.m.-noon, Nov. 10, Children's North, 2599 Wexford Bayne Road, Sewickley. American Heart Association Family and Friends course for parents and adults on CPR and choking rescue. Cost: $30.

• Discipline Doesn't Have to Hurt: 7-8:30 p.m., Jan. 10, UPMC South, 1300 Oxford Drive, Bethel Park, or 7-8:30 p.m., Oct. 25 or Jan. 24, Pine Center, 11279 Perry Highway, Wexford. For parents of toddlers and preschoolers. Difference between discipline and punishment, age-appropriate expectations and strategies to increase cooperation and reduce stress. Cost: $5.

• Happiest Baby on the Block: 7-8:30 p.m., Nov. 19, Dec. 12 or Jan. 29, UPMC South, 1300 Oxford Drive, Bethel Park; or 7-8:30 p.m., Nov. 12, Dec. 3 or Jan. 17, Pine Center, 11279 Perry Highway, Wexford. Effective approaches to help infants sleep longer and sooth fussiness. For expectant parents and parents with babies under five months old. Cost: $35 per couple.

CPR training event: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 17, Cranberry Township Municipal Building, 2525 Rochester Road, Cranberry. “Hands Only” CPR course from the American Heart Association. No charge. 724-776-4806.

“Women's Health: Let's Ask the Doctor”: 2 p.m. Nov. 7, Allegheny Valley Hospital, 1301 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights. Dr. Mark Mallinger. No charge. 724-226-7339.

Memory Maintenance: 2 p.m. Nov. 8, Vanadium Woods Village, 50 Vanadium Road, Bridgeville. Adult learning specialist Kevin Kramer. Understand your brain builds memory connections through nutrition and exercises. No charge. 412-221-2900.

“Diabetes and Your Kidneys: 2 p.m. Nov. 15, Allegheny Valley Hospital, 1301 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights. by Dr. Uma Kannapadi. No charge. 724-226-7339


Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania, 1650 Main St., Pittsburgh, 412-782-5344, ext. 209.

• America's Brown Bag Lunch: Noon-1 p.m., Nov. 14. “Leadership & Emotional Intelligence” with John Amato, director of training and consultation services at Family Links.

• Disability Resource Breakfast: 8:30-9:30 a.m., Nov. 15. “Seeing Opportunity for Employment” with Gale Bretti, vocational rehabilitation counselor at the Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services.

• “Where to Turn For Help”: 6:30-9 p.m. Nov. 15, Family Retreat Center, 1100 Freeport Road, Mars. Seminar linking people in need with resources for spiritual, mental and physical well-being. No charge. 724-934-9600.

Gluten-free Living Support Group: 7 p.m. Nov. 13, Herbalicious, 612 W. Main St. Mt. Pleasant. Holiday recipe exchange. No charge. 724-542-9745.


Learn Japanese: 10:30-11 a.m. Nov. 3 and 10, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Children learn Japanese. 412-622-3114.

Baldwin Borough Public Library, 41 Macek Drive. 412-885-2255

• Children's story times: 11:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays, toddlers ages 2 to 3 and 10-10:45 a.m. Fridays for preschool ages 3 and older.

• Beginner Tai Chi: 10-11 a.m. Mondays Oct. 1 to Nov. 26. Eight-week course taught by Gurney Bolster. Cost: $50.

Brentwood Library, 3501 Brownsville Road. 412-882-5694

• Card Club: 10 a.m. Mondays.

• Crafters Circle: 6-8 p.m. Mondays.

• Gaming: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Snacks provided.

Bridgeville Public Library, 505 McMillen St. 412-221-3737

• Scrappy Scrabblers: 1-3 p.m. Fridays. Enjoy an afternoon of Scrabble. New players welcome.

• Computer Basics: 10:30 a.m. Fridays.

• Babies and Books: 10 a.m. Fridays. Stories, songs and fingerplays for infants to 2-year-olds followed by playtime.

Community Library of Castle Shannon, 3677 Myrtle Ave. 412-563-4552.

• Baby and toddler story time: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays through Nov. 15. Ages birth to two.

• PreK Story Time: 11:30 a.m. Thursdays through Nov. 15. Ages 3-PreK.

• Monthly Book Discussion Group: 7 p.m. second Mondays.

• “Going, Going, Gone: An Introduction to eBay”: 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Nov. 5 and 7. Cost: $5.

• Computer Survival Skills: 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Nov. 14 and 16. Cost: $5.

• AARP Driver Safety Class: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16. Cost: $12 (AARP members), $14 (non-AARP). Pre-registration with payment at library required. Participants 55 and older can receive a 5 percent discount off car insurance following completion of two-day program.

• Thanksgiving Celebration: 6 p.m. Nov. 14. Games, snacks, and crafts.

• Pizza tasting party: 6 p.m. Nov. 5. Samplings from area pizza shops.

• Duct Tape Crafternoon: 4 p.m. Nov. 7.

Cooper-Siegel Community Library, 403 Fox Chapel Road, Fox Chapel. 412-828-9520, ext 215

• Story times: 10:30 a.m. Fridays, infants up to 24 months; 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays, toddlers, ages 24 to 36 months; 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, ages 3 to 5.

Hampton Community Library, 3101 McCully Road, Allison Park. 412-684-1098.

• “Planning and Preparing Your Will”: 7 p.m. Nov. 8. Ken Steidl and Kenny Steinberg No charge.

Jefferson Hills Public Library, 925 Old Clairton Road. 412-655-7741

• Scrabble Club: noon-4 p.m. Tuesdays.

• Learn to Play Bridge: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Bridge expert Thomas Morris. 412-384-4378.

• Storytime: 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 8, 15 and 29 and Dec. 6, 13 and 20. Children ages 3 and older.

Northern Tier Library, 4015 Dickey Rd, Gibsonia. 724-449-2665.

• “Are You Ready for Kindergarten?”: 4-4:45 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 13. Activities and games.

• Coffeehouse Poet Discussion Group: 6 p.m. Nov. 1. Discussion of Ogden Nash.

• Baby Playtime: Stories and Rhymes: 10:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays Nov. 6 to Dec. 11. For children up to 18 months.

• Toddlers Just Want to Have Fun!: 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays Nov. 7 to Dec. 12. For ages 18 months to 3 years.

• Winter Watercolors: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7 and 13. Fee: $15. Paint a winter scene Christmas card.

• Tween Art Club: 3:30-5 p.m. Nov. 8. For ages 8 to 12.

• Conversation Group: 1 p.m. Nov. 8.

• Bridget's Book Club: 7 p.m. Nov. 8. “Blue Christmas” by Mary Kay Andrews.

Penn Hills Library, 1037 Stotler Road. 412-795-3507

• Advanced Knitting Club: 7 p.m. Tuesdays.

• Wednesday Afternoon Book Club: Third Wednesdays.

Peters Township Public Library, 616 East McMurray Road, McMurray, 724-941-9430.

• Local authors Ted and Kathy Carns: 1 p.m., Nov. 3. Information on their self-reliant lifestyle, which features zero waste, total recycling and inventiveness. Copies of their recent book, “Off on Our Own,” available.

• Brigadier General Lewis G. Irwin, United States Army Reserve, 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 7. Irwin will discuss his book, “Disjointed Ways, Disunified Means: Learning from America's Struggle to Build an Afghan Nation.” No charge.

Pleasant Hills Public Library, 302 Old Clairton Road. 412-655-2424

• Lifestory writing group: 6:30 p.m. second Tuesdays. Help and encouragement to anyone writing or planning to write memoirs or family history.

Scott Township Public Library, 301 Lindsay Road. 412-429.5380

• “Scottie's Preschool Story Time”: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Children ages 3 to 6.

• Book Bingo: 7-8 p.m. Nov. 8. Children grades K to 8 with an adult.

• Conversation Salon: 1-3 p.m. Nov. 12. Topic: freedom of speech and travel.

• Book discussion: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Nov. 15. “Things Fall Apart”, by Chinua Achebe.

• “Wild. Wild West”: 3 p.m. Nov. 26. Reading, singing, and grub.

• Cookie exchange: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 8.

• One-on-one computer training: 8-9 p.m. Mondays. Cost: $5.

• AARP driver safety program 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 7, 8. Drivers 50 and older. Cost: $12 (AARP members), $14 (AARP non-members), no charge for veterans. Registration in advance.

Sewickley Public Library, 500 Thorn St. 412-741-6920

• Wise Walks: 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Participants walk one to two miles and return to library for healthy snack.

South Fayette Township Library, 515 Millers Run Road. 412-257-8660

• Chess Club: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays. Children in kindergarten through eighth grades. Registration required.

• Mother Goose Story Time: 10:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Children up to 3 years old. Songs, finger plays, flannel board stories.

• E-Reader drop-in help sessions: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Learn to use library resources on e-readers or smart phones.

• Tales ‘n Tunes Story Time: 10:30-11 a.m. Fridays. For ages 3 to 5 years with caregivers. Children sing songs with movements, listen to stories, and participate in art activities.

• Preschool Science: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29. Cost: $5. Registration required. For ages 2 to 6 years with caregivers. Hands-on science experiments and snack.

• Magic Dragon Club: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 8. For children in grades K-4.

• Magic Tree House Club: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 15.

• PALS Book Club: Noon-1 p.m. Nov. 20. “Mornings on Horseback” by David McCullough.

• Adult Book Club: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 26. “The Dovekeepers” by Alice Hoffman.

South Park Library, 2575 Brownsville Road. 412-833-5585

• The Grammar Nerd: Sydnee Bagovich: 7 p.m. Nov. 5.

• Vintage Purses: 7 p.m. Nov. 29. Megan Wojcik's collection of purses and gloves.

• South Park Township Book Club: 7 p.m. Nov. 15. “Bossypants” by Tina Fey.

• Knitting group: 11 a.m. Nov. 17.

• South Park Beading & Design Group: 6 p.m. Nov. 28. Anne Oyler of 3 Rivers Beading.

Whitehall Public Library, 100 Borough Park Drive. 412-882-6622.

• Fall Festival for Adults: 1 p.m. Nov. 15. Interactive presentations of food, gardening, decorating, crafts, and healthy living. No charge.

• Pittsburgh South Hills Keystone Chorus: 1 p.m. Nov. 17. Registration required. $3 collected at door.

• Family Night with storyteller Kim Adley: 7 p.m. Nov. 19.

• Catch Me If You Can at Candy Land!: 1-3 p.m. Dec. 1. Children ages 3-8 are invited to play a life-sized game of Candy Land. $3.00 per child collected at door.

• Author Sharon Lippincott: 10 a.m. Nov. 3. Lippincott, life story writing instructor and coach, will discuss the writing process.

• Super Hero Science Party: 1 p.m. Nov. 3. Stories and science as children solve the mystery of “The Case of the Vanishing Librarian.” Costumes welcome.

• Happy Jack Bakery's Pancake Sampler Demo: 7 p.m. Nov. 8. Lynnette Kelley of Happy Jack Bakery.

• Veteran's Day Commemoration: 11 a.m. Nov. 11. Hosted by council member and veteran Linda Book.


Little Lambs Story Time: 10 a.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 13, North Hills Alliance Church, 2298 Rochester Road, Pittsburgh. Songs, rhymes, and stories for children up to 5 years old with a parent, grandparent. 412-364-5800.

Essential Coffee Hour Bible Study: 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays, Wexford Presbyterian Church, 10645 Perry Highway, Wexford. 724-935-5650.

Women's Bible study: 7:30-9 p.m. Thursdays, Fountain Park Church, 8533 Peters Road, Cranberry. An 11-week, “Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit” study. 724-779-2003.

Bible study: 9 a.m. Wednesdays, St. Ferdinand Parish, 2535 Rochester Road, Cranberry. Priests discuss upcoming readings. Bring the study edition of the New American Bible. 724-776-9177.

Mommy Matters: 9-11:30 a.m. on first and third Tuesdays of each month, Penn Hills Free Methodist Church, 715 Universal Road, Penn Hills. Bible-based support group for mothers. Child care provided. 412-793-7263.

Revolution service: 5:45 p.m. Sundays, Beulah Presbyterian Church, 2500 McCrady Road, Pittsburgh. Coffeehouse-style, contemporary worship service featuring the Revolution Praise Band. 412-242-4570.

Christ's Church Ministries: 10 a.m. Saturdays, St. James Episcopal Church, 11524 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills. A Christian and Hebraic fellowship. Not affiliated with the Episcopal Church. 412-377-2940.

Celebrate Recovery: 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Three Rivers Assembly of God, 1030 Jefferson Road, Pittsburgh. A Christ-centered drug and alcohol recovery group. 412-372-3453.

Girls of New Vision/Boys of New Vision youth group: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, New Vision Community Church, 2524 Laketon Road. 412-241-6160.

Women's Catholic Scripture Study: 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Scholastica Parish, 309 Brilliant Ave., Aspinwall. Registration fee: $55, includes materials for the 30-week course. 412-963-1931.

Essential Coffee Hour Bible study: 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays, Wexford Presbyterian Church, 10645 Perry Highway, Wexford. Bible discussion fellowship. 724-935-5650.

The Kabbalah of You: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting Oct. 24, 10:15 a.m. Sundays starting Oct. 28, Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 Mcfarland Road, Mt. Lebanon. Six-week course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. 412-344-2424.

Day of Worship with Jason Upton: 2 or 8 p.m., Dec. 8, Bakerstown United Methodist Church, 5760 William Flynn Highway, Gibsonia. Cost: $17.

Election Day spaghetti dinner: 5-7 p.m., Nov. 6, Bakerstown United Methodist Church, 5750 William Flynn Highway, Gibsonia. Cost: $6 (adults), $5 (seniors and children 3-12).

Divorce Care for Kids: 7 p.m. Nov. 6, Bakerstown United Methodist Church, 5760 William Flynn Highway, Gibsonia. Support ministry for children ages 5–12 led by Leigh Hrutkay and Jason Devlin. 724-443-3184.

Choral Evensong Service: 4 p.m. Nov. 4, Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster Place, Pittsburgh. Evening prayer liturgy. No charge. 412-682-4300.

First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown, Route 8 at Heckert Road, Bakerstown. 724-443- 1555.

• Service of Remembrance: 7 p.m. Nov. 4. Music, prayer, and lighting of a “memory candle.”

• “Sunset Manor”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 2 p.m. Nov. 10. Comedy/drama play. Suggested donation: $10 (adults), $7 (children). Benefits missions.

Characters of the Bible: 7 p.m. Nov. 2, Church of God in Christ, 5173 Dearborn St., Garfield.


Baldwin High School Class of 1987: 7-11 p.m. Nov. 23, Sheraton Station Square, 300 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh. Invitation posted on Facebook.

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