Things to Do
Colonial Tea: 3 p.m. Feb. 17, Depreciation Lands Museum, 4743 South Pioneer Road in Allison Park. Sampling of teas and colonial desserts, made with authentic recipes. Download a registration form at depreciationlandsmuseum.org. 412-486-0563.
Catholic Hospice volunteer training: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 7, Catholic Hospice, 6200 Brooktree Road, Wexford. Topics include Hospice 101, physical aspects of terminal disease, psycho-social issues at end of life, spiritual care of the dying, grief and bereavement, and the role of the volunteer. 724-933-6222. email@example.com.
Beaver County Friends of NRA annual banquet: 5 p.m. Feb. 23, Monaca Turners, 1700 Brodhead Road, Monaca. Live auction, silent auction, and raffles. Tickets: $40. Sit-down dinner. Benefits youth safety training, mentoring, conservation, local gun clubs/ranges, and youth teams. Tickets available through friendsofnra.org, firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-544-5964.
Cumberland Woods Village, 700 Cumberland Woods Drive, Allison Park. 412-635-8080:
• “What Should I Do with My Retirement Money?”: 11 a.m. Feb. 5. Kenwyn J. Belkot of Freedom Financial Corp. discusses determining retirement income goals and an overview of investments most commonly used to produce retirement income.
• Free heart screening event: 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 19. Cardiologists from UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute will conduct free heart screenings and provide education on heart disease.
“The Civil War in Pennsylvania: A Photographic History”: 6 p.m. Feb. 16, Historic Harmony, 218 Mercer St., Harmony. Authors Michael Kraus, David Neville and Kenneth Turner discuss about 30 selected photographs from their book. Admission: $30. Dinner entree choices are beef, chicken, salmon or vegetarian. Paid reservations required by Feb. 8. Benefits Harmony Museum operations. 724-452-7341. harmonymuseum.org.
Mardi Gras Cajun Dance Party: 7:30 Feb. 2, Bulgarian-Macedonian National Educational and Cultural Center, 449 W. Eighth Ave., West Homestead. Cajun dance lesson at 8:30 p.m. and live music with Grand Bon Rien. Cost: $10. Includes dance lesson, costume contest, and refreshments. Cash bar. 412-247-6604.
Singles Dance: 8 p.m.-midnight Feb. 9, West View VFW, 386 Perry Highway, West View. Free dance lesson at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $8. 724-316-5029. dancetonight.weebly.com.
Tae Kwon Do: 6 p.m. Feb. 6, Cranberry Township Municipal Center, 2525 Rochester Road, Cranberry. Three eight-week class sessions for children ages 5 to 12. Fee: $72 (Cranberry residents), $79 (other). Students required to purchase $25 uniform. Register at cranberrytownship.org/programs.
Pre-Purim Seniors Luncheon: Noon Feb. 20, Chabad of the South Hills 1701 McFarland Road, Mt. Lebanon. Lunch, Purim program, and hamantaschen. Suggested donation: $5. Wheelchair accessible. Register: 412-278-2658 or email@example.com.
Woodturning demonstration: 1-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Jan. 31, Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, 7402 McKnight Road, Ross. Robert Sorby of Tools of England demonstrates a form of woodworking in which wood is shaped against a stationary tool. No charge. 412-364-7751.
Turkey dinner: 5 p.m. Feb. 7, Sewickley United Methodist Church, 337 Broad St., Sewickley. Roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans, coleslaw, dinner rolls, fruit pie and beverages served family style. Tickets: $15 (adults), $6 (ages 4 to 10). Takeout service from 3:30-6:30 p.m. 412-741-4660 or 412-741-9430.
County of Westmoreland Mac Users Group: 7-9 p.m. Feb. 7, Monroeville Public Library, 4000 Gateway Campus Blvd., Monroeville. Anyone interested in learning and sharing information with Apple product users. 412-496-0643.
Fish fry: 4-7:30 p.m. starting Feb. 13 and Fridays during Lent, St. Valentine Roman Catholic Church, 2710 Ohio St., Bethel Park. Fifteen menu items available including drinks and desserts. Takeout available. 412-851-9176.
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.
Vaccine and microchip clinics for dogs and cats: 1-3 p.m. 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.
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.
LifeSpan — Resources and Services for those 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
Butler County Symphony: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Butler Intermediate High School, 551 Fairground Hill Road, Butler. An evening of music by Russian composers featuring saxophonist Arthur Black. Tickets: $18 (advance), $22 (door), $5 (students). Available at symphony office, 259 S. Main St., Butler, or 724-283-1402. butlersymphony.org
“How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying”: 7 p.m. March 7-9, 2 p.m. March 10, Moon Area High School, 904 Beaver Grade Road, Moon. Broadway classic satire of big business and all it holds sacred. Tickets: $12 (adults), $10 (students, seniors). Ticket pre-sale at high school main office lobby: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 1, noon-2 p.m. March 3, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. March 4, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. March 5, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 6, and 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 7.
Adult Interest Center at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 799 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. 412-343-8900:
• Classic Vocal Jazz and Blues with Jessica Lee: 11 a.m. Feb. 1. Lee interprets favorites by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee and more.
• Vance and Garrick Duo: 11 a.m. Feb. 8. Celebrate Valentine's Day with classic music by the violin and piano duo.
• “The Artist” with Elaine Wertheim: 11 a.m. Feb. 15 and 22. Art historian and film expert Elaine Wertheim leads a viewing of the winner of the 2012 Academy Award for Best Picture.
“Winter's Tale of Love” choral concert: 2:30 p.m. Feb. 10, Faith United Methodist Church, 261 W. Chapel Ridge Road, Fox Chapel. Performances by Fox Chapel Area High School choral ensembles. Tickets: $12. web.fcasd.edu/tickets. Benefits Fox Chapel Choral Parents and Friends Association. A shuttle will run from Fox Chapel Area High School to the church starting at 1:15 p.m.
Tamburitzans: 2 p.m. Feb. 17, Cumberland Woods Village, 700 Cumberland Woods Drive, Allison Park. Performance by Pittsburgh's own Tamburitzans. Tickets: $29 (advance), $34 (at door). 877-987-6487. thelegacylineup.com.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Benefits 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.
Sewickley Academy, 315 Academy Ave., Sewickley, and Silk Screen. Movies and discussion. Free. Parental discretion advised. Register at sewickley.org/silkscreen:
• “Cinema Jenin”: 2 p.m. Feb. 2, Rea Auditorium. Follows an initiative to reopen 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.
Cumberland Wood Village, 700 Cumberland Woods Drive, Allison Park. thelegacylineup.com. Mondays at 2 p.m. Free:
• Feb. 4: “Funny Girl”
• Feb. 11: “Valentine's Day”
• Feb. 18: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
• Feb. 25: “New in Town”
North Allegheny School District winter concerts. Free:
• 7 p.m. Feb. 5: Music In Our Schools Concert, 10375 Perry Highway.
Father Ryan Arts Center, 420 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks. 412-771-3052. FatherRyanArtsCenter.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.
The Center for Theater Arts, 250 Mt. Lebanon Blvd., Mt. Lebanon, 412-563-5080.
• Godspell!: Presented by center students from communities throughout the South Hills. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31, Feb. 1 and Feb. 2, and matinee at 2 p.m. Feb. 2, main auditorium in Mt. Lebanon High School, Horsman Drive. Tickets: $12. Call the center for more information.
Mardi Gras celebration: 7-10 p.m. Feb. 8, Ross Township Community Center, 1000 Ross Municipal Drive, Ross. Music from the North Hills Junior High and Senior High jazz bands. Tickets: $5. Purchase at the door or in advance at email@example.com. Admission includes coffee, punch and dessert assortment. Benefits North Hills music commissioning series.
Blanket drive for homeless: Wexford Chiropractic Centre, 130 Wexford Bayne Road, Wexford. New and used blankets accepted to benefit homeless ministries. 724-935-1610.
Police Pals/ Pittsburgh Steelers charity basketball game: 8 p.m. March 8, Bethel Park High School, 309 Church Road, Bethel Park. Concessions area, raffles and autographs during halftime. Tickets: $7. Tickets on sale Feb. 1. Available at Evey Hardware; Eat'n Park, Route 88; and Bethel Park Police Records Room from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Benefits Police Pals Programs and the Sgt. Charles Bonczek/Bethel Park Police Association Scholarships.
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.
Pet therapy training: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 4 to 25, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road, Upper St. Clair. Certify your dog to visit shut-ins and care facilities. Instructor is certified with Canine Good Citizens and Therapy Dogs International. 412-835-6630. wroc.westminster-church.org.
Alzheimer's care training: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 26, Home Instead Senior Care Center for Training and Education, 2000 Oxford Drive, Suite 415, Bethel Park. Program teaches caregivers how to manage behaviors, encourage engagement; incorporates person-centered approach to help families deal with the difficult behavioral changes often associated with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. 412-595-7554. 724-222-7770.
CPR: 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.
Food safety 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. 5 and 12: Oakmont Country Club, 1233 Hulton Road, Plum.
• March 4 and 11: West Penn Hospital, 4800 Friendship Ave., Pittsburgh.
Free dental exams: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 1, Moulton Family Dentistry, 9758 Perry Highway, Wexford. Includes cleanings, exams and fluoride treatments for ages 3 to 12. Register at 412-635-9355, ext. 1. Eligible children must not have access to dental insurance, Medicaid, Gateway or CHIP benefits. School excuse forms available upon request.
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.
Lifestyle improvement program: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 20, Jameson Hospital north campus, first floor, Nutritional Services Dining Room No. 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 for Highmark members, nominal fee for nonmembers. Register at 724-656-4660 or jamesonhealth.org/ornish.
Pittsburgh North People for Peace: 4 p.m. Feb. 4, Zappala Student Center at La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., North Hills. David Cobb, of the national organization Move to Amend, discusses “We the People ... Not We the Corporations.” No charge. 412-367-0383. firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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 for toddlers ages 2 to 3, and 10-10:45 a.m. Fridays for preschoolers 3 and older.
• Bingo: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Light refreshments and all winners receive prizes.
• AARP tax help: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays Feb. 7 through April 11. AARP volunteers offer free tax preparation assistance to low- and middle-income taxpayers. First-come, first-served basis. No appointments available.
• Happy Valentine's Day: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12. Craft, light snack and a visit from the Queen of Hearts.
• Very Merry Un-Valentine's Day To You!: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Teens tired of pink hearts and sickeningly sweet cards can dress in black and come for crafts and snacks.
• Bowling at Legacy Lanes: 1-3 p.m. Feb. 16. Cost: $15 (up to age 12), $20 (age 13 to adult). Includes two hours of bowling shoe rental, pizza and soda. Complete a team application available on website and return to library with payment by Feb. 9.
• “Financing the Future”: 10 a.m. Feb. 23. College financial aid officers discuss how schools help students and the availability of athletic and private scholarships for special groups. Registration required by Feb. 15.
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:
• 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.
• 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.
Cranberry Township Public Library, 2525 Rochester Road, Cranberry. 726-776-9100, ext. 1124. cranberrytownship.org:
• Dinosaur Day: 1-3 p.m. Feb. 16. Alex Gladis will sign his book, “Fossils: In Search of Prehistoric Life.” Everyone receives a fossil.
Hampton Community Library, 3101 McCully Road, Allison Park. 412-684-1098, hamptoncommunitylibrary.org:
• Snowflakes and Stories Winter Storytime: 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays through March 20. For children ages 2 to 3.
• Snowman and More Winter Storytime: 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Fridays through March 22. For children ages 3 to 6.
• Books and Blocks: A Mommie and Me Lapsit: 10:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 21. For moms who are looking to make new friends and build a foundation in literacy with their babies. For children up to 24 months old.
• Money Matters 101: 7-8 p.m. Jan. 31. Representatives from Steidl and Steinberg law firm will review basics on setting up and sticking to a budget and dealing with credit card debt.
• Star Wars: Young Jedis in Training: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22. Young Jedis will practice their agility skills, mind control, discipline and light saber skills. For children in first to fourth grades. Cost: $3.
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 an entry into a drawing for dinner and a movie. Teens in grades 6-12 welcome.
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-31⁄2 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.)
• Computer and electronic resource assistance: 2-4 p.m. Feb. 1, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 7. One-on-one assistance for 20-minute sessions.
• Drop-in crafts: 4-6 p.m. Feb. 4 and 11. Simple crafts for all ages.
• Tween Art Club: 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 7. Ages 8 to 12 invited to create projects from recycled and new materials.
• Coffeehouse Poet Discussion Group: 6 p.m. Feb. 7. Participants invited to bring original poem to share, or a work by their favorite poet.
• Let's Get The Potty Started!: 7 p.m. Feb. 7. Dr. Greg Hoyson of Bellevue Pediatrics discusses toilet training.
Oakmont Carnegie Library, 700 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont. 412-828-9532. oakmontlibrary.org:
• 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:
• U.S. Army War College panel: 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 12. Panelists from the United States Army War College Eisenhower Series College Program will discuss national security and other public policy issues.
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 for anyone writing or planning to write memoirs or family history.
• 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 email@example.com.
• Tot time: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Stories, songs, finger plays, activities and a snack. Ages 2-31⁄2, 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.
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 through 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Coffee & Contemplation: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 12, Villa Maria Spirituality and Education Center, 2105 Evergreen Road, Villa Maria. “The Heart of God” presented by Barbara Lenarcic. Advanced registration required. Cost: $7 (program), $12 (lunch and program). 724-964-8886. villaprograms.org.
Hamilton Presbyterian Youth Group: Meets 6:30-8 p.m. Sundays through May, Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Road, Bethel Park. New members wanted. For teens in grades 6 to 12. Snacks, short Bible study, videos, games and conversation. 412-884-2722.
The Bible Chapel, 300 Gallery Drive, Peters. 724-941-8990. biblechapel.org:
• Tender Sheperd Preschool registration: Morning and afternoon sessions includes classes for children ages 3 to 5.
• Ladies Night Out: 7-9:30 p.m. Feb. 1. Women share personal testimonies and encouragement. Dessert served.
• Friendship Weekend: Feb. 2 and 3. All services. Former Pittsburgh Steeler Tunch Ilkin, director of Sealed Men's Ministry, shares his inspiring story.
• Income tax preparation: 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, Feb. 4 to April 15. Free assistance for senior citizens and people with low incomes.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road, Pittsburgh. 412-835-6630. westminster-church.org:
• English Lute Music and Songs of Love: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15. Celebrate Valentine's Day with Elizabethan love songs.
• Date Night: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 15: Celebrate Valentine's Day with your spouse or special someone.
• Mom to Mom: Heart Talk: 8:30-11 a.m. Thursdays, Feb. 21 to May 2. For any mother who wants to share and grow in her job as a mom.
• First Place 4 health free orientation meeting: 9:30-11 a.m. Feb. 28. A Christ-centered health and weight-loss program. Orientation required for new members. Hear testimonies from women who have been through the program and experienced life-changing results.
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We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
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