Things to do
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: 3:30 p.m. Jan. 20, East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. Keynote speaker John C. Brittain, professor of law at the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law. Musical guests include Missionary Temple Ministries, Hope Academy, Tree of Life/Or l'Simcha Congregation, Community Day School, and Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church. No charge. Donations of canned goods for food pantry collected at door. 412-361-5549. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration: Noon-4 p.m. Jan. 21, Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. August Wilson Dance Ensemble, Alumni Theater Company, Dreams of Hope, Hope Academy, Soundwaves Steel Band, The YMCA Lighthouse Music Crew, and Visionary Dance Academy. No charge. 412-363-3000.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 21, Zappala Student Center of La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., McCandless. Sponsored by the North Hills Unity Breakfast Committee. Louise Lippincott, curator of Fine Arts and Teenie Harris Archive project manager for the Carnegie Museum of Art, will deliver keynote address. Cost: $18 (adults), $9 (students). Reservations: Send check, made payable to North Hills Anti-Racism Coalition, to: MLK Breakfast, P.O. Box 101519, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15237.
East Liberty Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Noon- 4 p.m. Jan. 21, Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., Downtown. Interactive activities by various community organizations and performances by youth groups. Free.
Volunteer Day: 11 a.m. Feb. 9, Hemlock Trail parking area, Mingo Creek County Park, 3111 Route 136, Finleyville. Volunteers needed to help reconstruct part of the Hemlock Trail. Bring tools such as handsaws and pruners for trimming trees and clearing the trail. 724-228-6867.
Singles dance: 8 p.m. to midnight Jan. 26, West View VFW, 386 Perry Highway, West View. Free pizza party. Free dance lesson at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $8. 724-316-5029. email@example.com. dancetonight.weebly.com.
Israeli Style Shabbat Dinner: 6 p.m. Jan. 25, Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road, Mt. Lebanon. Falafel, hummus, salads and traditional shabbat delicacies. Cost $54 per family. 412-344-2424. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cranberry Genealogy Club: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23, Cranberry Township Library, 2525 Rochester Road, Cranberry. Online tutorials on military records.
Breakfast with Jim O'Brien: 7:30-9 a.m. Jan. 26, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road, Upper St. Clair. O'Brien will discuss sports and his many books, including the recently released “Immaculate Reflections.” Sponsored by the church's men's ministry. Register by Jan. 22. westminster-church.org. 412-835-6630.
Human Trafficking Awareness Seminar: 7:15 p.m. Jan. 17, Sherwood Oaks, 100 Norman Drive, Cranberry. A member of the Project to End Human Trafficking will discuss human trafficking and its scope. 800-642-2217.
Vaccine and microchip clinics for dogs and cats: 1-3 p.m. Jan. 17 and Jan. 31, Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Ohio Township. Rabies, distemper, Bordetella vaccines: $10 each. Microchipping services: $20. Flea treatments: $5. Dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers. Cash only. 412-847-7029.
Macdonald Pipe Band of Pittsburgh's Burns Supper: 6 p.m. Jan. 19, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 123 Gilkeson Road, Mt. Lebanon. Buffet dinner of steak pie and haggis honoring birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns. Doors open at 5 p.m. Performances by the Macdonald Pipe Band of and the Celtic Spirit Highland Dancers of Pittsburgh. Benefits Macdonald Pipe Band. Tickets: $27.50 (adults), $20 (children). macdonaldpipeband.net. 304-280-6212. email@example.com.
Chair Yoga with Joanne: 2 p.m. Jan. 28, Beatty Pointe Village, 700 Beatty Road, Monroeville. 412-374-9000.
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.
Seniors luncheon: 12:30 p.m. Jan. 23, Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road, Mt. Lebanon. Guest speaker from Life Pittsburgh. Wheelchair accessible. Suggested donation: $5. RSVP: 412-278-2658 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LifeSpan — Resources and Services for 60 and older, West Allegheny Library Building, 8042 Steubenville Pike, Imperial. 412-276-5056:
• Bingo: Noon-2 p.m. Mondays, Community Room.
• Line Dance Classes: 9:15-10:15 a.m. Wednesdays, gymnasium. Cost: $3; call to register.
• Low-impact Aerobics: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays, gymnasium. Free. Spaces still available.
Coin show: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 3, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 164 Fort Couch Road, Bethel Park. Sponsored by South Hills Coin Club.
Art, music, theater
“For the Love of Music”: 5 and 7 p.m. Feb. 8, Quaker Valley Middle School, 618 Harbaugh St., Sewickley. Entertainment by Quaker Valley orchestra students, formal dinner and dessert. Tickets: $25 (adults), $10 (children). Reservations due by Feb. 1. Reservation forms available at qvsd.org. email@example.com. Benefits Quaker Valley Middle School orchestra program.
Gospel Choir: 8 p.m. Feb. 1, Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster Place, Shadyside. Gospel music and other sacred choral repertoire. Tickets: $10 (adults), $5 (students and seniors). 412-682-4300. shadysidepres.org.
“Cher and Friends”: 2:30 p.m. Jan. 17, Lighthouse Pointe Village at Chapel Harbor, 500 Chapel Harbor Drive, O'Hara. Variety show with Suzanne Laughlin, who performs singing impressions of Cher, Karen Carpenter, and Anne Murray. 412-781-2707. Sewickley Academy, 315 Academy Ave., Sewickley, and Silk Screen. Movies and discussion. Free. Parental discretion advised. Register at www.sewickley.org/silkscreen:
• “The Heart of Jenin”: 7 p.m. Jan. 17, Rea Auditorium. Story of Ahmed Chatib, a Palestinian boy shot by Israelis whose father decided to donate his son's organs to six Israeli children to save their lives.
• “Cinema Jenin”: 2 p.m. Feb. 2, Rea Auditorium. Follows an initiative to re-open a previously abandoned cinema in the West Bank city of Jenin. Through rebuilding the cinema, Germans and Palestinians come together, evoking comedic as well as political and cultural ramifications.
North Allegheny School District winter concerts. All are free; all begin at 7 p.m.:
• Jan. 17: Hosack Elementary School Orchestra, 9275 Peebles Road; Marshall Elementary School Band, 5135 Wexford Run Road.
• Jan. 18: Jazz Band Concert, 10375 Perry Highway.
• Jan. 22: North Allegheny Senior High School Band, 10375 Perry Highway.
• Jan. 24: Marshall Elementary School Orchestra, 5135 Wexford Run Road.
• Feb. 5: Music In Our Schools Concert, 10375 Perry Highway.
Kean Theatre, 5847 Meridian Road, Richland. Tuesdays at 2 p.m., Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Free:
• Jan. 22: “Unforgivable” (NR)
• Jan. 23: “Ted” (R)
• Jan. 29: “Total Recall” (PG-13)
• Jan. 30: “Arbitrage” (R)
Father Ryan Arts Center, 420 Chartiers Avenue, McKees Rocks. 412-771-3052. FatherRyanArtsCenter.org:
• Winter/Spring 2013 Arts Education Classes: Enrollment now open. Classes begin week of Jan. 22 and run through April 13. Theater, music, dance, visual arts, and health and wellness for children, teens and adults.
• Leadership Networking Series: 7:30-9 a.m. Jan. 31. Light breakfast and presentation by state Sen. Wayne Fontana, D-Brookline. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Reiki Workshop: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 31. Kim Cooper and Rachel Allen present music and ancient stress reduction and relaxation. Cost: $25. 412-259-3683. PathfinderHealingArts.com.
• A Celebration of African American Arts: 2 p.m. Feb. 17. Celebrate the innovative, inspiring and influential contributions of African-American artists with eclectic performances, activities and food.
Mardi Gras: 6-10 p.m. Feb. 9, St. Mary Mother of God Church, 608 High St., Freeport. Wine tasting and light fare. Donation: $30. Benefits capital improvement fund. Tickets: 724-295-2281 or 724-294-0089.
Oldies concert fundraiser: 7 p.m. March 2, SNPJ Lodge 6, 540 Third Ave., Bridgeville. The Mansfield Five and The Four Townsmen. Basket auctions and food, snacks, and beverages will be available for purchase. Sponsored by South Fayette Foundation for Excellence. Tickets: $20. 724-693-9441. Benefits student scholarships, teacher grants, and instructional supplies, technology, and equipment for the South Fayette School District.
All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner: 5-7 p.m. Jan. 17, Chippewa United Methodist Church, 2545 Darlington Road, Beaver Falls. Cost: $7 (adults), $4 (children under 11), $24 (family of four). Benefits youth group.
All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 20, St. James Parish, 200 Walnut St., Sewickley. Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, fruit cup, coffee, tea and orange juice. Cost: $5 (adults), $3 (children under 5). Benefits St. James School's eighth grade class. 412-741-6650. saintjames-church.com.
“Alley Up for Animal Friends”: Noon-2 p.m., 3-5 p.m. Jan. 27, Legacy Lanes, 5024 Curry Road, Baldwin Borough. Tickets: $25 per person or $125 for a lane of up to six people. Includes bowling, shoe rental, pizza, soft drinks, and T-shirt. Bowling event benefits homeless pets at Animal Friends. Host: Chris Winter of WISH-FM. 412-847-7055. ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org.
“Laugh Your ALS Off”: 7 p.m. Jan. 24. New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side. Billy Elmer, Gene Collier, Sean Collier, Robert Isenberg, Bill Holman, and Christopher Whitlatch. Benefits ALS Association of Western Pennsylvania. Tickets: $45. showclix.com/event/laughyouralsoff.
CPR classes: 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Feb. 9, West Penn Allegheny Health System, STAR Center, 4900 Friendship Ave., Bloomfield. Courses are two hours long. No registration required. 412-578-5476.
College funding and financial aid workshop: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23, Mt. Lebanon Recreation Center, 900 Cedar Blvd., Mt. Lebanon; 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30, Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Ave., Bethel Park. Planning expert Mike Giffin discusses matching financial abilities with college choices. No charge. 888-279-8044. enspherecps.com.
Food certification courses: Sponsored by Allegheny County Health Department. For food industry workers. Teaches importance of food safety and techniques designed to prevent food contamination and poisoning. Fee: $60, Allegheny County residents or food industry workers; $75 others. 412-687-2243.
• Feb. 2 and 12: Oakmont Country Club, 1233 Hulton Road, Plum.
• March 4 and 11: West Penn Hospital, 4800 Friendship Ave., Pittsburgh.
Allegheny Valley Hospital's Destination Wellness, Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, 590 Mills Circle, Tarentum. 724-274-5202:
• Highmark Personal Nutrition Coaching: One-on-one counseling session by a registered dietitian to address nutritional changes to manage heart disease, diabetes, weight and other health-related issues. Sessions by appointment only. Free for Highmark members, nominal fee for others.
• Winter Wellness, the Mind-Body Connection: Noon-1 p.m. Jan. 17. Presented by Dr. Betsy Blazek-O'Neill, medical director of the integrated medicine program at Allegheny General Hospital. Free. Maximum 30 attendees.
• Heartsaver First Aid with AED/CPR: Jan. 26. Part one, 9 a.m.-noon; part two: 1-4 p.m. Part one is basic first aid; part two includes adult, child and infant CPR and automated external defibrillator usage. Certification valid for two years. Fee: $35 per part (required student manual included); $50 for both parts. Call to register. Maximum 8 attendees.
• Lung Cancer, new treatment options: 6-7 p.m. Jan. 30. Presented by Dr. Lana Schumacher from Allegheny General Hospital Cancer Center. Free. Call to register. Maximum 30 attendees.
• Alzheimer's Support Group: 7-8 p.m. Jan. 30. Guest speaker is Keri Harmicar from Forbes Hospice. Maximum: 30 attendees.
Lifestyle improvement program: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays Jan. 16- Feb. 20, Jameson Hospital north campus, first floor, Nutritional Services Dining Room #2, 1211 Wilmington Ave., New Castle. Explores nutrition, exercise, stress management and social support. Modality specialists from The Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease available to address participants' preferences and health issues. Free to Highmark members, nominal fee for nonmembers. Register at 724-656-4660 or jamesonhealth.org/ornish.
Jefferson Regional Medical Center, 565 Coal Valley Road, Jefferson Hills. 412-469-7100:
• Bariatrics Support Group: 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Topics relevant to weight loss surgery and patients' successes and challenges.
“Prostate Cancer: Stop It Cold”: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5, Allegheny Valley Hospital, 1301 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights. Dr. Rong-Chung Lin explains symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for prostate cancer, including cryotherapy. 724-226-7339.
Baldwin Borough Public Library, 41 Macek Drive. 412-885-2255, baldwinborolibrary.org:
• Children's story times: 11:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays, toddlers ages 2 to 3 and 10-10:45 a.m. Fridays for preschoolers 3 and older.
Brentwood Library, 3501 Brownsville Road. 412-882-5694, brentwoodpubliclibrary.org:
• 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, bridgevillelibrary.org:
• 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 finger plays. Infants to age 2, followed by playtime.
Clairton Public Library, 616 Miller Ave. 412-233-7966, clairtonlibrary.org:
• Spring art show and sale: Plans are under way. Local artists invited to leave name and phone number at main desk. No entry fee.
• Clairton High School yearbooks: To donate unused yearbooks to the library, drop them off at main desk.
• Friends of Clairton Library: Consider becoming a member. Meetings at 11 a.m. second Thursday of each month. 412-896-1640.
Castle Shannon Library, 3677 Myrtle Ave. Castle Shannon. 412-563-4552. castleshannonlibrary.org:
• Baby and toddler story times: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays through Jan. 31. For children ages birth to 3.
• Pre-K story times: 11:30 a.m. Thursdays through Jan. 31. For ages 4 to 6.
• Stuffed Animal Sleepover: 6 p.m. Jan. 22. Games, crafts, and stuffed animals sleep at the library and can be picked up the next afternoon.
• Lego Night: 6 p.m. Jan. 29. Bring your own Legos or use ones at library. Creations will be displayed at library for one week.
• Fitness Frenzy: 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Jan. 30. Workouts including Zumba, yoga, and kick-boxing. Ages 10 to 17.
• Crafternoons: 4:30 p.m. Jan. 24. Ages 10 to 17.
• Jewelry Making: 4:30 p.m. Jan. 17. Ages 10 to 17.
• Book discussion group: 7 p.m. second Monday of each month.
• Talk of the town Adult Discussion Group: 6:30 p.m. first Thursday of the month. Dedicated to the art of conversation; discussing topics interesting and important to the community.
• Mystery Book Club: 6:30 p.m. fourth Thursday of the month. New members welcome.
• Using Microsoft Word: Register by Jan. 17 for 9 a.m. Jan. 25.
• Valentine Greeting Cards: Register by Jan. 19 for 1 p.m. Jan. 26.
• The Yarn Bunch — Knit and Crochet With Miss Marge: 10 a.m. Saturdays. Call ahead; supplies provided.
• Lego Building Fun: 6:30 p.m. third Thursday of every month.
• Baby Lapsit: 6:30-7 p.m. third Wednesday of every month. For parent or caregiver with a child, birth to 18 months; interactive storytime.
Cooper-Siegel Community Library, 403 Fox Chapel Road, Fox Chapel. 412-828-9520, ext. 215; coopersiegelcommunity library.org:
• Story times: 10:30 a.m. Fridays, infants up to 24 months; 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays, toddlers 24 to 36 months; 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, ages 3 to 5.
Jefferson Hills Public Library, 925 Old Clairton Road. 412-655-7741, jeffersonhillslibrary.org:
• Scrabble Club: Noon-4 p.m. Tuesdays.
• Learn to Play Bridge: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Bridge expert Thomas Morris. 412-384-4378.
Moon Township Public Library, 1700 Beaver Grade Road, Suite 100. 412-269-0334:
• Winter Reading Club: Jan. 1-March 1. Pick up a book log at the information desk. For every four books read over the next two months, get entry into a drawing for dinner and a movie. Teens in grades 6-12 welcome.
• Crafting Community: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22. Work on craft projects with others.
• Write This Second: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30. Teen writing group for grades 9 to 12. Bring some writing of your own and something by your favorite author.
• Tween Club After-Hours: Winter Wonderland: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18. Spend a cold winter's evening in Wonderland; come dressed as your favorite Wonderland character to earn a prize. For grades 5 to 6.
• Welcome to the Luna Libre: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 20. Eat, discuss and watch paranormal fiction and fantasy. For grades 6 to 12.
Northern Tier Regional Library, 4015 Dickey Road, Richland 724-449-2665, northerntierlibrary.org:
• Baby Playtime and Stories: 10:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 19 (no session Jan. 29). Ages 18 months and younger. Siblings welcome. Registration required.
• Toddlers Just Want to Have Fun: 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, through Feb. 20. (no session Jan. 30). Ages 18 months-3 1⁄2 years. Siblings welcome. Registration required.
• Are You Ready for Kindergarten?: 4-4:45 p.m. Thursdays, through Feb. 21. (no session Jan. 24). Registration required.
• Family Storytime, Learn Spanish: 4-4:45 p.m. Tuesdays, through Feb. 19. (No session Jan. 29).
• Fun Science: 5-6:30 p.m. Jan. 17. Ages 6-10. Light snack provided. Registration required.
Oakmont Carnegie Library, 700 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont. 412-828-9532. oakmontlibrary,org:
• “Winter Blues: What It Is and How to Cope”: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 19. LaDonna Bates discusses latest research and dealing with the disorder.
• From Page to Screen: “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21.
• Oakmont Fit Club: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Fitness trainer Kevin Fulton conducts free weekly workout sessions.Penn Hills Library, 1037 Stotler Road. 412-795-3507, pennhillslibrary.org:
• Advanced Knitting Club: 7 p.m. Tuesdays.
• Wednesday Afternoon Book Club: Third Wednesdays.
Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Road, Peters. 724-941-9430. ptlibrary.org:
• Free Application for Federal Student Aid completion session: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22. Workshop for college-bound seniors and their parents provides opportunity to get personalized help completing federal student aid forms. No charge. Pre-registration required. 724-941-9430. email@example.com.
Pleasant Hills Public Library, 302 Old Clairton Road. 412-655-2424, pleasanthillslibrary.org:
• Life-story writing group: 6:30 p.m. second Tuesdays. Help and encouragement to anyone writing or planning to write memoirs or family history.
• Teen make-and-take: Mondays in January. Check the teen area weekly for a new project, using origami, recycled art and duct tape. Grades 6–12.
• Peschool story time: 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays in January. Includes songs, crafts and a snack. Ages 3 1⁄2 to 6, with or without a caregiver.
• Baby Book Nook: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Nursery and action rhymes, songs, books and more. Birth to 2 years old, with a caregiver.
• Preschool yoga: 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 27. Wear comfy clothes to stretch; bring a large towel or yoga mat. Ages 3 to 6. Register at 412-655-2424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Tot time: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Stories, songs, finger plays, activities and a snack. Ages 2-3 1⁄2, with a caregiver.
Scott Township Public Library, 301 Lindsay Road. 412-429-5380, scottlibrary.org:
• “Scottie's Preschool Story Time”: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Children 3 to 6.
• One-on-one computer training: 8-9 p.m. Mondays. Cost: $5.
• Book discussion: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 17. This month's selection is “The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise” by Julia Stuart.
• Glow show: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 21. Ages 5-12. Mad Science brings things that glow in the dark to light. Free. Registration required.
Sewickley Public Library, 500 Thorn St. 412-741-6920, sewickleylibrary.org:
• Wise Walks: 9:30 a.m. Thursdays. Participants walk 1 to 2 miles and return to library for a healthy snack.
South Fayette Township Library, 515 Millers Run Road. 412-257-8660, southfayettelibrary.org:
• 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 age 3. Songs, finger plays, flannel board stories.
• E-reader drop-in help sessions: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
• Tales'n Tunes Story Time: 10:30-11 a.m. Fridays. For ages 3 to 5 with caregivers. Songs with movements, stories, art activities.
• Math Mites, Level 1-2: 10:30-11 a.m. Thursdays, Jan. 10-Feb. 14. (formerly Preschool Math) All new classes, ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Counting beyond 10, size, measurement, calendars and number order. Registration required; space is limited.
• Magic Dragon Club: 6-7 p.m. First Thursday of the month through April. Grades 1-5. Young artists and writers watch a brief instructional video then work on their own creations. At the April 4 session, students will select their best work and submit it for publication in Magic Dragon magazine. Copies of Magic Dragon are available at the library, or subscribe at magicdragonmagazine.com. Registration required; space is limited.
• Diaper Movies: 10:30-noon. Mondays in January. “Pirates Band of Misfits” (Jan. 21) and Dr. Seuss' “The Lorax” (Jan. 28). Movies for children; conversation, coffee, tea and baked goods for adults.
• Magic Tree House Club: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 and third Thursday of the month through April. Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House series inspires crafts, readings, science experiments, film clips and other adventures for children at second- to fourth-grade reading level. This month's adventures are inspired by “Tonight on the Titanic.” Registration required; space is limited.
Whitehall Public Library, 100 Borough Park Drive 412-882-6622 whitehallpubliclibrary.org:
• e-Reader Workshop: Nooks, 10 a.m.-noon; Kindles, 1-3 p.m. Jan. 12. Bring eReader fully charged and USB cable.
• Budgeting, Financial Priorities/College Savings: 1 p.m. Jan. 19. Free. Online registration required.
International Association of Electrical Inspectors, Western Pennsylvania Chapter: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17, Gaetano's Banquet Center, 1617 Banksville Road, Banksville. Monthly meeting. Earn continuing education credits. 412-255-8873.
Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 19, Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Baptist Road, Bethel Park. Lisa Hopkins, clinical liaison of Healthsouth Harmarville-Sewickley, discusses “Impact of Hip Fractures in the Elderly.” All registered nurses welcome. 412-341-4207.
The Bible Chapel, South Hills Campus, 300 Gallery Drive, Peters. biblechapel.org:
• Bible Institute for adults and Revi Club for kids: 6:30-8 p.m. weekly. Dinner served at 5 p.m. $5; or $20 per family.
Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road, Bethel Park. 412-835-6621 christumc.net.:
• The Basics of Yoga: 7 p.m. Jan. 22. Heather Perinis, leader.
• Exercise and Cardiac Disease: 7 p.m. Jan. 29. Led by registered nurse Candy Flatz.
• “Unglued: Making Wise Choices In the Midst of Raw Emotions”: 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 12. Book by Lisa TerKeurst and Bible study led by Michele Dietz and Liza Godfrey. Purchase book and participant's guide. RSVP to church office.
• Invitation to the Old Testament: 7 p.m. Wednesdays through March 6. Led by Mike and Karen Cahall. A required book will be available at the first class. Book cost: $12.
• Advocate for change: 9:30 a.m. Sundays, Jan. 20 and 27. Week one: Stephen Drachler, executive director of United Methodist Advocacy in Pennsylvania, will talk about the roots of social justice as part of the United Methodist tradition and will share highlights of advocacy issues being addressed in Pennsylvania. Subsequent weeks will look at the issue of hunger and specific ways to influence public policy.
• Women's Bible study on overcoming challenges: 7 p.m. Thursdays Jan. 17-Feb. 7. Old Testament book of Nehemiah. Bring your Bible. RSVP. Dee Remington, leader.
• Single adult ministry, divorce support: Winter session, navigate divorce, 7:30 p.m. Mondays in January. Pre-registration required. Contact Denise Siwik, 412-835-6621, ext. 120. Legal Issues, Jan. 21; and Using Our Anger, Jan. 28.
• Single adult ministry classes: 7:30 p.m. Mondays in January. Contact Denise Siwik, 412-835-6621, ext. 120. White Elephant gift exchange and pizza Jan. 21, bring a treasure or junk for the exchange; and exercise Jan. 28, using walking tapes.
Girls of New Vision/Boys of New Vision youth group: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, New Vision Community Church, 1620 Randolph Lane at Verona Road, Verona. 412-241-6160.
Essential Coffee Hour Bible Study: 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays, Wexford Presbyterian Church, 10645 Perry Highway, Wexford. 724-935-5650.
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. 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.
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, Penn Hills. A Christ-centered drug and alcohol recovery group. 412-372-3453.
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.
The Kabbalah of You: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 10:15 a.m. Sundays, Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road, Mt. Lebanon. Six-week course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. 412-344-2424. chabadsh.com.
Sisters of Divine Providence Lenten Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Feb. 12, Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd., North Hills. Learn to embrace your vulnerability so you can live with joy and gratitude. Tickets: $30, includes breakfast. divineprovidenceweb.org.
Hillcrest Christian Academy, 2500 Bethel Church Road, Bethel Park. 412-854-4040. hillcrestca.org:
• Open house: 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 21. Discussion of enrollment procedures, transportation, scholarships, after-school care, and classroom visits.
• “Keeping Your Kids From Canaan”: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Jan. 26. Speakers include Dr. Bruce McCracken and former Steeler Dan Kreider.
Celebrate Recovery: 7 p.m. Jan. 28, Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road. Bethel Park. Encourages and celebrates God's healing power through the eight recovery principles from the Beatitudes of the New Testament and the 12 biblical steps of recovery. 412-835-6621. christumc.net.
Living With Integrity: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting Jan. 30, 10:15 a.m. Sundays starting Feb. 3, Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road, Mt. Lebanon. Six-week course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute explores everyday ethical dilemmas and gives you the tools to deal with them. 412-344-2424, chabadsh.com.
Christian-Jewish Dialogue: Noon Feb. 7, Congregation Beth Shalom, 5915 Beacon St., Squirrel Hill. “Leadership Qualities” presented by Father Radu Bordeianu and Danielle Kranjec. Sponsored by Area Jewish Committee. No charge. 412-605-0816. pajc.net.