Things to do
Sewickley Academy International Dinner: 4:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Sewickley Academy Middle/Senior School cafeteria, 315 Academy Ave., Sewickley. Event promotes awareness about different cultures and countries around the world. Hosted by the Students Advocating for Equity Club. Performances in Rea Auditorium at 6 p.m. No charge.
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 (children ages 4 to 10). Takeout service from 3:30-6:30 p.m. 412-741-4660. 412-741-9430.
Volunteer training: 10 a.m. Jan. 26 and 30, Old Economy Village, 270 16th St., Ambridge. For anyone interested in being volunteer tour guides. Orientation video and guided tour of the historic site. 724-266-4500, ext. 110. email@example.com.
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.Disco Dance Contest: 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Jan. 25, Green Tree Clarion Hotel, 401 Holiday Drive, Green Tree. Admission: $8. Prizes, snacks, cash bar and variety disc jockey. Couples welcome. Hosted by Friday Fun Singles Dance. 412-751-5181. 412-922-8100. djnickfunn.com.
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.-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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. email@example.com.
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 men's ministry. westminster-church.org. 412-835-6630.
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.
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.
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
Tamburitzans: 2 p.m. Feb. 17, Cumberland Wood 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 qvsd.org. 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.
“Willy Wonka Junior”: 7 p.m. Jan. 24, Pine-Richland Middle School auditorium, 100 Logan Road, Gibsonia. Presented by Pine-Richland Middle School Drama Club. Tickets: $5 at the door.
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. All are free, all begin at 7 p.m.:
• 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. 29: “Total Recall” (PG-13)
• Jan. 30: “Arbitrage” (R)
Father Ryan Arts Center, 420 Chartiers Avenue, McKees Rocks. 412-771-3052. FatherRyanArtsCenter.org:
• Leadership Networking Series: 7:30-9 a.m. Jan. 31. Light breakfast and presentation by state Sen. Wayne Fontana, D-Brookline. RSVP: email@example.com.
• 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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.
“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.
Pet therapy training classes: 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 workshops: 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 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.
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.
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 children 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.
• 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 eight attendees.
• Lung Cancer, new treatment options: 6-7 p.m. Jan. 30. Presented by Dr. Lana Schumacher of 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 of Forbes Hospice. Maximum: 30 attendees.
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.
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 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.
• “Paths to Your Future”: 10 a.m. Feb. 2. College admission counselors, military recruiters, representatives of trade and apprentice programs and a representative from a volunteer association will discuss volunteering. Registration required by Jan. 25.
• “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:
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Computer Class: Microsoft Word Basics: 9 a.m. Jan. 25. Registration required.
• Valentine greeting card crafts for adults: 2 p.m. Jan. 26. Registration required.
Cooper-Siegel Community Library, 403 Fox Chapel Road, Fox Chapel. 412-828-9520, ext. 215; coopersiegelcommunity class="bold">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.
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.
• Star Wars: Young Jedis in Training: 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 25. 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 entry into a drawing for dinner and a movie. Teens in grades 6-12 welcome.
• 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.
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 work of their favorite poet.
• Let's Get The Potty Started!: 7 p.m. Feb. 7. Dr. Greg Hoyson of Bellevue Pediactrics 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 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.
• Preschool story time: 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays in January. Includes songs, crafts and a snack. Ages 31⁄2 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 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.
• Diaper Movies: 10:30-noon Mondays in January. Dr. Seuss's “The Lorax” (Jan. 28). Movies for children; conversation, coffee, tea and baked goods for adults.
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.
Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road, Bethel Park. 412-835-6621 christumc.net:
• 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.
• Women's Bible study on overcoming challenges: 7 p.m. Thursdays through 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. Using Our Anger, Jan. 28.
• Single adult ministry classes: 7:30 p.m. Mondays in January. Contact Denise Siwik, 412-835-6621, ext. 120. 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:
• “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.
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.
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