Things to do
Published: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Updated: Friday, March 29, 2013
Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church, 1400 Boyle St., Pittsburgh: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. March 29. Dinner: $10, fish sandwich: $7. Delivery available. 412-609-6464.
Madonna Del Castello Church, 2021 S. Braddock Ave., Swissvale: Noon-7 p.m. Fridays during Lent except Good Friday. Eat in or take out. Delivery available until 3 p.m. 412-271-3959. madonna delcastello.org.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Rosary Hall, 3058 Brereton Ave., Polish Hill: 3-6 p.m. Fridays during Lent. Takeout available. Cost: $8.
PNA Lodge #599, 14 Linden St., Natrona: 3-6:30 p.m. March 15 and 22 and 2-6:30 p.m. March 29. Dinner $8; sandwich $6. Call after 3 p.m. for takeout 724-224-4471.
Ukrainian-American Citizens Club, 302 Mansfield Blvd. at Walnut Street, Carnegie: 4-7:30 p.m. March 22. Baked cod and baked potato added to menu. Park in lot across Mansfield.
St. Ferdinand Church, Oldenski Hall, 2535 Rochester Road, Cranberry: 4-7 p.m. Fridays during Lent. Takeout available. Cost: $8.50; child dinner $6.60; sandwich $6.50; pizza $4.50.
St. James Parish, 200 Walnut St., Sewickley: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays until March 29. Fish dinners include entrée, two sides and a drink. Prices: $7 to $11. Kids meal: $4. Takeout available. 412-741-6650 ext. 406. saintjames-church.com.
St. Valentine Church, 2710 Ohio St., Bethel Park: 4-7:30 p.m. Fridays during Lent. Fifteen menu items available, including drinks and desserts. Takeout available. 412-851-9176.
St. Mary Catholic Church, 10 St. Mary's Lane, off Route 50, Cecil: 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Fridays during Lent, including Good Friday. For takeout, call 412-221-9771. Menu and directions at stmarycecil.org.
St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 901 Hartman St., Mc-Keesport: Noon-6 p.m. Fridays through March 29. 412-664-0820.
American Legion Post 474, West New Castle Street, Zelienople: 4-8 p.m. Fridays through March 29. Cost: $10 adults; $6 children. Ticket and 50/50 auctions. Hosted by Zelie Memorial Skate Park. For carryout, call 724-831-4570.
Good Samaritan Parish, Jericho Hall, Eighth Street and Melrose Avenue, Ambridge: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays through March 29. Local delivery available, minimum $20, or call for pickup. 724-266-6010. Good Friday pierogi sale, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. March 29, takeout only.
Mount St. Peter Parish, Marble Hall, 100 Freeport Road, New Kensington: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays through March 22. Local delivery available during lunch hour. To place order, call 724-335-1458 between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on fish fry days.
St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 201 Church Road, Pine: 4:30-7 p.m. Fridays through March 29, in the school cafeteria. Order online at stals-wexford.org or, after 2 p.m., call 724-759-8659 or 412-304-1254. Specify pickup time. Cost: $9 adults; $2 kids; a la carte pricing; and homemade dessert buffet for donation.
Ford Cliff Volunteer Fire Co., 609 Neal Ave., Ford Cliff: 4-6:30 p.m. Fridays in Lent. All-you-can-eat buffet. Cost: $9.50 adults; $4.50 children. Takeout and delivery to shut-ins. 724-763-1591.
Moon Township Volunteer Fire Co.: 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Fridays through March 29, Public Safety Building, 1000 Beaver Grade Road. Takeout available.
St. Alexis Church, 10090 Old Perry Highway, McCandless: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays through March 22. Cost: $9 adults; $6 children younger than 10; free for children younger than 3. Sandwich, $6; bowl of soup and roll $3. Takeout, 724-401-1379, after 3:30 p.m., or stalexis.org.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Club, Beaver and Ferry streets, Leetsdale: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays through March 29. Sponsored by Leetsdale Fire Department. Takeout or delivery available. 412-716-4776.
Easter egg hunt: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 30, Faith Lutheran Church, 7060 Lemington Ave., Pittsburgh. Free hunt for toys and candy-filled eggs. Ages 10 and under. 412-661-1919.
Lenten luncheon: Noon Wednesdays, Grace Presbyterian Church, 155 North Jefferson St., Kittanning. 724-548-5609.
Community Easter Egg'stravaganza: 2-4 p.m. March 23, Mars Area High School, 520 Route 228 Mars. Children's activities, free food, and visits from the Easter Bunny and Twinkle Toes the Clown. Sponsored by Discovery Christian Church. No charge.
Easter bake sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 23 and 24, Good Samaritan Parish, 710 Melrose Ave., Ambridge. Nut rolls, poppyseed rolls, apricot rolls, and Easter bread. Orders taken from 9 a.m.-noon. Pre-orders must be received by March 18. 724-266-3128. 724-869-7677.
Bunny Breakfast: 10 a.m. March 23, William McKinley Citizen's Center, 7th Street and Center Avenue, Verona. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and 25 cent games. Cost: $5; no charge for children ages 2 and under. 412-828-7350.
St. John Fisher Church, 33 Lewin Lane, Pittsburgh. 412-241-4722:
• Easter Egg Hunt: 1 p.m. March 30. Registration required by March 18.
• St. John Fisher Choir: 7 p.m. March 29. Vocalists from Carnegie Mellon University School of Music present “The Seven Last Words of Christ” and classical works.
Passion Play: 7 p.m. March 22, 23, 24, 27, and 29, Anne Ashley United Methodist Church, 334 22nd Ave., Munhall. Performance of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Free tickets: 412-461-5057 or 412-462-3134.
Community Easter Egg Hunt: 2-4 p.m. March 30, Journey Church, 56 Prestley Road, Bridgeville. More than 2,000 Easter eggs for children to hunt, four inflatable bounce houses, games, hot dogs, and popcorn. No charge. 412-221-1910.
Bunny Trail at Moon Park: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 30 from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. Petting zoo, spin-art, arts and crafts, games, photo with the Easter Bunny. Treat bags for the first 400 children 12 and under. moontwp.com.
Singles dance: 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. March 22, Clarion Hotel, 401 Holiday Drive, Green Tree. Admission: $8. Snacks, prizes, variety disc jockey, and cash bar. Couples welcome. 412-751-5181 or 412-922-8100. djnickfunn.com.
International Association of Electrical Inspectors, Western Pennsylvania Chapter: 7:30 p.m. March 21, Gaetano's Banquet Center, 1617 Banksville Road, Pittsburgh. Monthly meeting. Earn continuing education credits. 412-255-8873.
Flea market: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 22 and 23, Scotus Hall, Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, 146 Hawthorne Road, Millvale. New and used merchandise. Free parking. Benefits Mount Alvernia Day Care and Learning Center. 412-821-4302. email@example.com.
Cranberry Genealogy Club: 6:30 p.m. March 27, Cranberry Township Library, 2525 Rochester Road. The topic for the March meeting is “Genealogy Books.”
Ladies Day Out: 19 a.m.-2 p.m. April 20, Ohio Township Community Park, 325 Nicholson Road, Sewickley. One-day shopping event. Vendors listed at ohiotwp.org starting April 1. Light refreshments. 412-364-6321 ext. 14.
“An Adult Evening of Trivia”: 7:30 p.m. April 6, Heidelberg Fire Hall, 456 First St., Heidelberg. Sponsored by the Chartiers Valley Education Foundation. Tickets: $20, advance; $25, at door; $180, team discount for up to 10 players. Ticket includes beer, mixers, soda, water, and light snacks. Benefits the Chartiers Valley Education Foundation, providing scholarships for CVHS students. To register: 412-429-2390 or cvsd.net.
Rummage sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 6, Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Road, Bethel Park. Books, toys, clothing, household items, antiques, and collectibles. 412-884-2722.
Sweetwater Center for the Arts, 200 Broad St., Sewickley, 412-741-4405, sweetwaterartcenter.org:
• One Day Painting Workshop: 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 11. Students guided through the painting process while advanced students paint in their own style. BYOB. For ages 21 and older.
• Beginning Cake Decorating: 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 10.
• Intermediate Cake Decorating: 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 17.
• Advanced Cake Decorating: 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 24.
• Japanese Teaware: 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays from April 10 to May 29. Study Japanese ceramic design. Tutition: $135, members; $165, nonmembers. For ages 18 and older.
Mystical Psychic Fair: Noon-5 p.m. April 28, Library Fire Hall, 6581 Library Road, South Park. Psychic readers, Reiki energy healing, massage therapy, and spiritual response therapy. Cost: $5 at the door. Readings cost extra.
Spring Salad Smorgasbord: 5-7 p.m. April 26, Bakerstown United Methodist Church, 5760 William Flynn Highway, Gibsonia. Meats, pasta, side dishes, desserts, and salads. Cost: $10, adults; $5, children ages 6 to 12. 724-443-3184.
Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh: 8 p.m. April 12, Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh. Mark Kochte, payload operations specialist on the Messenger spacecraft, will discuss findings on Mercury. No charge.
Tae Kwon Do: 6 p.m. weekly sessions starting April 3, Cranberry Township Municipal Center, 2525 Rochester Road, Cranberry. For children ages 5 to 12. Learn fundamentals of the Korean martial art. Cost: $72, residents; $79, nonresidents. Students required to purchase $25 uniform. 724-776-4806 ext. 1129. cranberrytownship.org/programs.
Singles Dance: 8 p.m.-midnight March 23, West View VFW, 386 Perry Highway, West View. Speed dating at 7 p.m. Admission: $8. 724-316-5029. firstname.lastname@example.org. dancetonight.weebly com.
National Council of Negro Women Legacy Awards Luncheon: Noon-3 p.m. March 30, Hosanna House Ballroom, 807 Wallace Ave., Wilkinsburg. Honorees are Jean Bryant, Alma Fox, Beatrice Morrison, Melo Myers and Mary Savage. Guest speaker is Shirley Moore Smeal, Tickets: $35. 412-661-1909 or 412-351-6269. ncnw.org.
Backyard ponds: 7 p.m. March 27, Bradford Woods Borough Hall, 4908 Wexford Run Road, Bradford Woods. The Bradford Woods Conservancy hosts certified aquascape contractor Kevin Soergel for a program about basic care and elements for a successful habitat. No charge. 724-816-3042.
Adult Interest Center at Southminster Presbyterian Church: 799 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. For older adults. Free program 11 a.m. Lunch at noon is $6 (meatless entrée during Lent):
• Handbell Choir Wiedensahl: March 22. Organized in Germany in 1987, playing 66 hand bells with a range of 51⁄2 octaves.
Venture Outdoors Hiking Series — ventureoutdoors.org or 412.255.0564:
• Rachel Carson Trail Quest: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, March 9-30. Cost: $8 members, $12 nonmembers, for a single hike.
• Laurel Highlands Trail Quest: 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturdays, April 6-May 25. Bus shuttle from Monroeville to each trailhead and back. Participants who sign up for the Quest must plan to use the bus. Cost: $125 members, $189 nonmembers, for all seven hikes; $20 members, $27 nonmembers for a single hike.
Art, music, theater
Evening of Music and Readings: 7 p.m. March 29, Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster Place, Pittsburgh. Service features composer Morten Lauridsen's setting of “Lux Aeterna,” presented by the church's Chancel Choir and orchestra. No charge. 412-682-4300. shadysidepres.org.
“Disney's Cinderella Kids”: 5 p.m. March 21, Edgeworth Elementary School, 200 Meadow Lane, Sewickley. Edgeworth Elementary fifth-grade drama club students perform the musical fairy tale. No charge.
“Cabin Fever Live”: 7-11 p.m. March 23, Cefalo's Carnegie. Benefits Deer Valley YMCA Camp. Concert featuring an eclectic mix of Americana, folk and rock music performed by former camp staff members and longtime campers, Scheduled to perform: Kevin Brown, a member of Swift Creek; Scott Judd, front man for Tangleweed; and Dave O'Block, of Last Fall. Tickets: $35 to $50. 1-800-YMCA-FUN. cabinfeverlive.eventbrite.com.
“Thoroughly Modern Millie”: 7:30 p.m. March 22 and 23, 2:30 p.m. March 24. South Fayette High School, Tickets: $8, adults; $5, students, senior citizens, and children. Alumni are invited to a reception in the high school commons after Saturday night performance. 412-221-4542. southfayette.org.
“42nd Street”: 7:30 p.m. April 3 to 6, Bethel Park High School, 309 Church Road, Bethel Park. Tickets on sale 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. until March 26 at high school's athletic entrance lobby. Tickets: $10, rows A-O; $8, rows P-CC. One-half price for seniors on April 3 and 4. 412-833-5000 ext. 8706.
“The Drowsy Chaperone”: 7:30 p.m. March 21-23, Keystone Oaks High School, 1000 Kelton Ave., Mt. Lebanon. Tickets: $7 in advance or at the door. Call 412-276-2552 or email email@example.com.
“The Lion and the Lamb” art show: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday through April 6, South Arts at the South Arts Gallery, 2600 South Park Road, Bethel Park. Oil paintings, pastels, photographs, and sculptures by well-known local artists. No charge.
“A Tribute to Patsy Cline”: 2:30 p.m. March 21, Lighthouse Pointe Village at Chapel Harbor, 500 Chapel Harbor Drive, Pittsburgh. Professional impersonator Cathy Rhodes performs “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” and other hits. No charge. 412-781-2707.
“Darling Companion”: 2 p.m. March 25, Cumberland Woods Village, 700 Cumberland Woods Drive, McCandless. TheLegacyLineup.com. No charge.
Taste of the South Hills: 7-11 p.m. March 23, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 123 Gilkeson Road, Mt. Lebanon. Food tasting prepared by best restaurants in the South Hills. Featured Scott Blasey from The Clarks. Presented by the Dormont-Mt. Lebanon-Castle Shannon Rotary Club. Benefits the Salvation Army, Operation Warm, college scholarships and the Mt. Lebanon, Dormont and Castle Shannon library branches. 724-942-2141. tasteofthesouthhills.com.
Basket Bingo: 11:30 a.m. April 14, 125 Vets Club Road, Butler. Sponsored by the Meridian Veterans Club Ladies Auxiliary. $25 includes luncheon, 20 games of bingo, and door prizes. Benefits homeless veterans. 724-283-1867.
Super Bingo: 8:30 p.m. April 5, St. Athanasius Catholic Church, 7 Chalfonte Ave., West View. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $30 on sale at parish office. Benefits students traveling to Toms River, N.J. this summer to aid in Superstorm Sandy relief. 412-931-4624 ext. 214.
All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner: 5-7 p.m. March 21, Chippewa United Methodist Church, 2545 Darlington Road, Beaver Falls. Cost: $7, adults; $4, age 11 and under; $24, family of four. Benefits youth accounts. 724-843-4828.
Bingo fundraiser: Noon-2 p.m. March 23, Seton-LaSalle High School, 1000 McNeilly Road, Mt. Lebanon. Cost: $10. Benefits Seton-LaSalle and the Brookline Food Bank. 412-276-7150.
Happy Hour for a Cure: 7-9 p.m. March 21, Cain's Saloon, 3239 W. Liberty Ave., Dormont. Benefits the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and Multi-Disciplinary Thyroid Cancer unit. Free minimassages and facials from Massage Envy, appetizers and desserts, live music by LocaL, appearance by the Pirate Parrot. Donation: $15. 412-901-1469.
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. 412-687-2243 or achd.net.
• One-day refresher classes: For workers whose certification has expired. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. April 2 at Double Tree Hotel, 500 Mansfield Ave., Green Tree. Fee, includes exam: $55 for people living in the county or working in a food facility here, $70 others.
• Discount: Culinary student fees of $40 for county residents and $55 for nonresidents are available for the certification course and refresher class.
Seniors get fit exercise class: 10 a.m. Wednesdays, West Mifflin Borough Building, 3000 Lebanon Church Road, first floor. Taught by Denice Normandy-Fonzi of Fonzi's Synergy Fitness; offered by CCAC through the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging's Cultural Enrichment Program. Designed for all levels of senior capabilities, seated or standing. Free to age 60 and older. To register, contact Jessica Gettig at 412-831-7111.
La Roche College open house: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 23, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh. Prospective students and their families have opportunity to explore the college and meet with faculty. To register: 412-536-1272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
KidneySmart Classes: 2-4 p.m. April 4, May 2, June 6, Northside Dialysis, Conference Room, 930 Madison Ave. Function, early signs of disease, diet and health, treatment options. Free. Register at KidneySmart.org/Class or call 412-770-7210.
“Healthy Living – Healthy Lifestyle” Health Fair: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 22, The Village at St. Barnabas, 5850 Meridian Road, Gibsonia. Free health consultations including blood pressure, dental, hearing and vision screenings; healthy food samples, and giveaways. 724-443-7231. stbarnabasmedical.com.
“Charles Dickens' Trip To America”: 7 p.m. March 21, Canterbury Place, 310 Fisk St., Pittsburgh. Barbara McGlynn discusses the Pennsylvania leg of the famous writer's tour of the U.S. as part of the Lawrenceville Historical Society's public lecture series. No charge.
Memory Maintenance seminar: 2:30 p.m. March 26, Hampton Fields Village, 4480 Mt. Royal Blvd., Allison Park. Adult learning specialist Kevin Kramer discusses how your brain builds memory connections, brain-healthy nutrition, and brain exercises. No charge. 412-492-8448.
Historic preservation: 7-9 p.m. March 27, Old Economy Village, 270 16th St, Ambridge. Bob Clendennen will discuss Harmonist architecture and Western Pennsylvania Community Preservation coordinator Bill Callahan will discuss “Historic Preservation: Community Asset Planning and Management.” No charge. Register by March 26 at 724-266-4500 ext. 102.
Baldwin Borough Public Library, 41 Macek Drive. 412-885-2255, baldwinborolibrary.org:
• AARP tax help: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays through April 11. Free tax preparation assistance for low- and middle-income taxpayers. First-come, first-served basis. No appointments available.
• Toddler Time!: 11:30 a.m. Thursdays.
• Preschool story time: 10 a.m. Fridays.
• “Gadget Guides”: 3-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Learn how to get the most out of your iPad, Nook or iPhone.
• Teen Readers Theater: 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 27. For students in grades 6 to 12.
• Teen Cafe: 11 a.m.-noon March 23, April 13 and 27. Drop-in event where you can hang out with other teens, play games, and enjoy snacks.
• Watercolor classes with Sue Levy: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. Learn techniques to create “Spring Landscapes with Trees, Blooming Foliage and Flowers.” Cost: $12 per class. Bring a packed lunch and painting gear. Register by March 19. 412-885-2255. email@example.com.
• AARP Safe Driving Course: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 17 and 18. Cost: $12, AARP members; $14, nonmembers.
• Birds of Prey with the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania: 6:30 p.m. March 25. Live birds of prey and hands-on discoveries.
Bridgeville Public Library, 505 McMillen St. 412-221-3737, bridgevillelibrary.org:
• Computer Basics: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays or 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays. Four weekly classes. Call to register.
• AARP tax assistance: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays through April 12. For those with low or moderate income, especially those age 60 and older. Free. Call for appointment.
• Chess Club: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays.
• Sassy Scrabblers: 1-3 p.m. Fridays.
• Babies and Books: 10 a.m. Fridays. Story time for infants to two-year-olds.
• Toddler Time: 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Story time for two to three-year-olds.
• Preschool story time: 10 a.m. Mondays, 1 p.m. Thursdays. For four to five-year-olds.
• Fourth Thursday Book Club: 6-8 p.m.
Castle Shannon Library, 3677 Myrtle Ave., Castle Shannon. 412-563-4552, castleshannonlibrary.org:
• Baby and toddler story time: 10:30 a.m. March 14. For ages birth to 3.
• PreK story time: 11:30 a.m. March 14. For ages 4 to 6.
• Monthly book discussion group: 7 p.m. second Monday of each month.
Hampton Community Library, 3101 McCully Road, Allison Park. 412-684-1098, hamptoncommunitylibrary.org:
• Snowman and More Winter Storytime: 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Fridays through March 22. For children ages 3 to 6.
• Mystery writer Nancy Martin: 6:30 p.m. April 17. Martin will discus how she gets her ideas for writing mystery novels.
Northern Tier Regional Library, 4015 Dickey Road, Richland 724-449-2665, northerntierlibrary.org:
• Drop-in craft (all ages): 4-6 p.m. Mondays, March 11 to April 15.
• Baby playtime: 10:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays, until April 16. Stories and rhymes.
• Senior Outreach Information Event: 10-11 a.m. March 21. Christine Colucci, information and assistance specialist for Northern Area Multi-Service Center, will discuss transportation, senior centers, and in-home services.
• Fun Science!: 5-6:30 p.m. March 21. Experiments for ages 6 to 10.
Pleasant Hills Public Library, 302 Old Clairton Road. 412-655-2424, pleasanthillslibrary.org:
• Preschool story time: Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Ages 3 1⁄2 to 6, with or without a caregiver.
• Baby book nook: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Birth to 2 years old, with a caregiver.
• Tot time: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Ages 2 to 3 1⁄2 years old, with a caregiver.
South Fayette Township Library, 515 Millers Run Road. 412-257-8660, southfayettelibrary.org:
• E-reader drop-in help sessions: 6-7:30 p.m. March 27 (second and fourth Wednesdays of each month). Bring your laptop to the session.
South Park Township Library, 2575 Brownsville Road, South Park. 412-833-5585. firstname.lastname@example.org:
• Snowflakes and songs storytime: 1-1:45 p.m. Tuesdays. Ages 3 to 5. March 26 will feature a special spring day storytime.
• Accelerated Reader program: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays.
Whitehall Public Library, 100 Borough Park Drive, 412-882-6622, whitehallpubliclibrary.org:
• The Art of Pysanky: 7 p.m. March 27. Demonstration of Ukrainian Easter egg decoration. Registration is required.
• Spring Weise Walk kick-off meeting: 6:30 p.m. April 3. Ten-week walking program geared to adults 50 years old and over. Participants provided with pedometers, walking guides, and healthy snacks. Physical therapist C.J. Eberley will discuss avoiding common injuries.
• The Art of Bonsai: 7:30 p.m. April 4. Presentation by Dave Metzgar, president of the Pittsburgh Bonsai Society. Desserts and refreshments with the Whitehall Green Thumbers Garden Club.
• Ukulele Group: 7 p.m. April 9. Kick-off meeting.
• Reading with the Stars: 7 p.m. March 25. Guest readers include Mayor James Nowak, councilwoman Linda Book, police officer Dave Artman and Baldwin-Whitehall Schools Superintendent Randall Lutz. Sponsored by Whitehall Community Lions Club. Crafts, refreshments, and prizes for children ages 4 to 8.
Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club: 9:30 a.m. April 16, Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Baptist Road, Bethel Park. Mark Davis will discuss “Everything You Wanted to Know about Supplements and Then Some.” All registered nurses welcome. 412-341-4207.
St. James Catholic School registration: 200 Walnut St., Sewickley. Currently accepting preschool through eighth grade students for the 2013-14 school year. Offering half day programs for three- and four-year olds. A full-day preschool program will start in the fall. 412- 741-5540. saintjames-church.com.
East Catholic School, 2001 Ardmore Blvd., Pittsburgh. 412-351-5403:
• Walking tours: Tours for 2013-14 school year conducted during school hours. To sign up for a tour: 412-351-5403.
• “The Living Stations”: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 26. East Catholic Fine Arts Club performance of the journey of Jesus and His death on the cross.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road, Upper St. Clair. 412-835-6630, westminster-church.org:
• Holy Week Labyrinth Walk: March 25 to 30. A 36-foot canvas labyrinth will be available indoors for meditative walking. Outdoor labyrinth in the south courtyard.
• House of Manna: 4th Annual Prayer 4 Peace March: March 29. A march for peace in Homewood. A bus will leave the Westminster north lot at 8:45 a.m.
• A Showing of Bach's St. Matthew Passion: 2-5:30 p.m. Experience the events of Christ's crucifixion through the powerful music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
• Soccer Shots: 11:45 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Wednesdays or Thursdays, April 3 to May 9. For boys and girls ages 3 to 5. Introduce soccer to your child in a fun, safe, and controlled environment.
The Bible Chapel, 300 Gallery Drive, McMurray, 724- 941-8990, biblechapel.org:
• VITA Income Tax Preparation: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday to Friday through April 15. Free income tax preparation provided for seniors citizens and low income individuals.
• Kid's Resale: 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. March 22. Consignment sale of children's clothing, toys and more.
• Passover seder: 6-8 p.m. March 26. Rabbi Jeff Kipp program. Discover the significance of the Jewish Passover as it relates to the Last Supper. Cost: $20, adult; $10, child under 12.
• Journey to the Cross : 6 p.m. March 27 and 28, 10 a.m. March 29. Self-guided walking tour through the events of our Lord's crucifixion.
Dorseyville Alliance Church Youth Group: 5 p.m. March 24, 3703 Saxonburg Blvd., Dorseyville. Abraham Sandler discusses “Christ in the Passover.” Pizza will be served. 412-767-4600. dorseyville.org.
Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road, Bethel Park. 412-835-6621 christumc.net:
• Prayer and Fasting: 7 p.m. Wednesdays in March. Lenten study based on “The Power of Prayer and Fasting” by Marilyn Hickey. Reservations and purchase of text are required. Books are available from Amazon.
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