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| Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, 9:01 p.m.
Miranda Schnupp, 32, of Monroeville, waits to lend a helping hand as Jayne Vizzini, 47, of Monroeville, pours pasta into a pan in preparation for a fish fry to mark Ash Wednesday at St. Bernadette Church in Monroeville on Tuesday, February 12, 2013.  
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune Review
Miranda Schnupp, 32, of Monroeville, waits to lend a helping hand as Jayne Vizzini, 47, of Monroeville, pours pasta into a pan in preparation for a fish fry to mark Ash Wednesday at St. Bernadette Church in Monroeville on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune Review
Francie Jacob, 48, of Monroeville, ladles cocktail sauce into containers as the kitchen at St. Bernadette Church in Monroeville is busy with parishioners preparing for a fish fry to mark Ash Wednesday on Tuesday, February 12, 2013.  
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune Review
Francie Jacob, 48, of Monroeville, ladles cocktail sauce into containers as the kitchen at St. Bernadette Church in Monroeville is busy with parishioners preparing for a fish fry to mark Ash Wednesday on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune Review
Michelle Vojtek of Monroeville fries onions on the griddle at St. Bernadette Church in Monroeville while she and fellow parishioners prepare for a fish fry to mark Ash Wednesday on Tuesday, February 12, 2013.  
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune Review
Michelle Vojtek of Monroeville fries onions on the griddle at St. Bernadette Church in Monroeville while she and fellow parishioners prepare for a fish fry to mark Ash Wednesday on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune Review

Fish frys

St. James Parish, 200 Walnut St., Sewickey: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays Feb. 15 to March 29. Fish dinners include entrée, two sides and a drink. Prices: $7 to $11. Kids' meal: $4. Takeout available. 412-741-6650 ext. 6.

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

St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 901 Hartman St., McKeesport: Noon-6 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 15 through March 29. 412-664-0820.

American Legion Post 474, West New Castle Street, Zelienople: 4-8 p.m. Fridays Feb. 15 to Mar. 29. Cost: $10 adults; $6 children. Ticket and 50/50 auctions. Hosted by Zelie Memorial Skate Park. For carry out, call 724-831-4570.

Good Samaritan Parish, Jericho Hall, Eighth Street and Melrose Avenue, Ambridge: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. every Friday of Lent. 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, Feb. 15 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 during Lent, including Good Friday, in the school cafeteria. Order online at or, after 2 p.m., call 724-759-8659 or 412-304-1254. Specify pick up time. Cost: $9 adults; $2 kids; a la carte pricing; and homemade dessert buffet for small donation.

Ford Cliff Volunteer Fire Company, 609 Neal Ave., Ford Cliff: 4-6:30 p.m. every Friday 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 Company: 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Fridays from Feb. 15 through March 29, Public Safety Building, 1000 Beaver Grade Road. Takeout or sit down.

St. Alexis Church, 10090 Old Perry Highway, McCandless: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays of Lent (except Good Friday). 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

Veterans of Foreign War's Club, Beaver and Ferry streets, Leetsdale: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays through March 29. Sponsored by Leetsdale Fire Department. Takeouts or deliveries available. 412-716-4776.


Bricks 4 Kidz: 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Cranberry Township Municipal Center, 2525 Rochester Road, Cranberry. Kindergarten students build, learn and play with Lego-brand blocks. For children ages 5 and 6. Cost: $72 for Cranberry residents with resident discount cards; $78 nonresidents. Register at cranberry

Colonial Tea: 3 p.m. Feb. 17, Depreciation Lands Museum, 4743 S. Pioneer Road, Hampton. Sampling of teas and colonial desserts, made with authentic recipes. Download a registration form at 412-486-0563.

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, or 724-544-5964.

Free heart screening event: 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 19, Cumberland Woods Village, 700 Cumberland Woods Drive, Allison Park. Conducted by cardiologists from UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, who also will provide education on heart disease. 412-635-8080.

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

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 available.

Homeschool outdoor classroom: 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Feb. 14, Mingo Creek County Park, off Route 136. Observe and identify birds at feeder, take part in a seed study and make a recycled bird feeder to take home. Bring clean, dry soda or water bottle. For homeschooled children ages 5 to 11. Cost: $1. Pre-registration required at 724-228-6867.

Soup Sale: Taking orders until Feb. 17 for pick up at 2 p.m. Feb. 23, Whitaker United Methodist Church, 124 Arkansas Ave., Whitaker. Broccoli, chicken and beef vegetable. Cost: $6 per quart. 412-461-5884.

Fox Chapel High School wrestler's alumni night: 7 p.m. Feb. 15, gym, 611 Field Club Road. Versus the Baldwin High School wrestling team. Meet for drinks and snacks at Starlite Lounge, 364 Freeport Road, Blawnox, afterward. Forward name, home address, phone, email, year of graduation and weight class (senior year) to and to

Friday Fun Singles Dance: 8:30 p.m. Feb. 15, Greentree Clarion Hotel, 401 Holiday Drive. Couples welcomed for this Valentines dance. Cost: $8; romantic getaway drawing, snacks, variety disc jockey, cash bar. 412-751-5181 or 412.922.8100 or

Year of the Snake Lunar New Year Banquet Event: Feb. 23, Syria Shriners Center, 1877 Shriners Way, Cheswick. 5 p.m. cash bar; 6 p.m. program and cultural entertainment; 7 p.m. dinner and additional entertainment. Presented by OCA Pittsburgh (formerly the Organization of Chinese Americans, Pittsburgh Chapter). Mandarin style 12-course banquet provided by the Pittsburgh Chinese Restaurant Association. Door prizes, silent auction. Dress: festive and dressy; black tie optional. Cost: $50 OCA member; $60 nonmember; $50 student (Includes one-year OCA membership). Reservations at

Art, music, theater

“The Artist” with Elaine Wertheim: 11 a.m. Feb. 15 and 22, Adult Interest Center at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 799 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Art historian and film expert Elaine Wertheim leads a viewing of the winner of the 2012 Academy Award for Best Picture. 412-343-8900.

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.

Cumberland Wood Village, 700 Cumberland Woods Drive, Allison Park. Mondays at 2 p.m. Free movies:

• Feb. 18: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

• Feb. 25: “New in Town”

A Celebration of African American Arts: 2 p.m. Feb. 17, Father Ryan Arts Center, 420 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks. Performances, activities and food. 412-771-3052 or

A saxophone quintet from East Winds Symphonic Band: 1 p.m. Feb. 18, Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church, 4600 Old William Penn Highway, Murrysville. Presented by Symphony East.

Mahajibee: Noon Feb. 20, Forum Theatre, Penn State New Kensington, 3550 Seventh Street Road. Five-piece band performs a blend of blues, rock and indie music.

Pittsburgh Technical Institute Showcase — A Gallery of Art, Technology and Industry: Through April 30, The Mall at Robinson, 100 Robinson Center Drive, Entry C, lower level near Macy's. Displays graphic design, video, and web/interactive work of the recent graduating class of the institute's School of Design.

Pittsburgh debut of La Donna Musicale: 8 p.m. Feb. 16, Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St., Oakland. Presented by Renaissance & Baroque. “All-Around Love,” music created by women and neglected for centuries. Tickets: $20-$35; students $10. or 412-361-2048.

“Purple Rain” : 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Hollywood Theater, 1449 Potomac Ave., Dormont. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost: $7 adults; $5 seniors and children 12 and younger.

Tribute to Patsy Cline by professional impersonator Cathy Rhodes: 2:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Strabane Trails Village, 317 Wellness Way, Washington. Free. Register at 724-225-4100.

The Many Love Songs of Frank Sinatra performed by Bo Wagner: 2:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Lighthouse Pointe Village at Chapel Harbor, 500 Chapel Harbor Drive, O'Hara. Free. Register at 412-781-2707.

Exhibition of artworks submitted for Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Feb. 24, Cantellops Gallery and the Zappala College Center, La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., McCandless. Sponsored by Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, La Roche College and North Allegheny School District. Awards ceremony in the college's Kerr Fitness and Sports Center at 3 p.m. Feb. 24.

Highlands High School presents “Fame”: 7 p.m. March 8 and 9, 2 p.m. March 10, Highlands High School, 1500 Pacific Ave., Natrona Heights. Tickets: $8 (reserved), $7 (mezzanine), $6 (balcony). 724-226-1000.

St. James Parish Music Plus Series: 3 p.m. Feb. 24, St. James Catholic Parish, 200 Walnut St., Sewickley. “Trio Verlaine” with David Harding, Heidi Krutzen, and Lorna McGhee. Pre-concert from 2:30- 2:50 p.m., featuring Beaver County Flute Choirs. Refreshments and free-will offering accepted. 412-741-6650.


“Hoops For Hope”: 4 p.m. women's game, 7 p.m. men's game, Feb. 23. Robert Morris University, 6001 University Blvd., Moon. Basketball team events benefit A Glimmer of Hope Foundation. Attendees can participate in the “Three-Point Pledge,” donating a dollar amount for each three-point shot made during both competitions.

Blanket drive for homeless: Wexford Chiropractic Centre, 130 Wexford Bayne Road, Wexford. New and used blankets accepted to benefit homeless ministries. 724-935-1610.

Sweetheart bingo tournament: 2-3 p.m. Feb. 14, Teen/Senior Center, Cranberry Township Municipal Center, 2525 Rochester Road. Benefits American Heart Association. Ages 18 and older. Cost: $7 for two cards and light refreshments; extra cards 10 cents each. Register at Parks and Recreation information desk during normal business hours or at


Veteran Fitness Classes: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, VA Butler Healthcare Auditorium, Building 1, first floor, 325 New Castle Road, Butler. Focuses on ways veterans can live healthier lives and be physically active. Register at 724-285-2292.

Food safety certification courses: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March 4 and 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 11, West Penn Hospital, 4800 Friendship Ave., Wintergarden Conference Room, Bloomfield. 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.

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.

Meditation and Whole Life Transformation: 7:30-9 p.m. Feb. 14, Winchester Thurston School, Upper School, 455 Morewood Ave., Shadyside. With Acharya Kedar. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.; seating ends at 8 p.m. Free. Reservations at or 724-420-5826.

Health care

Lifestyle improvement program: 6:30-8:30 p.m. 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. Free for Highmark members, nominal fee for others. Register at 724-656-4660 or

HIV testing: Noon-3 p.m. Feb. 16, The Christian Church of Wilkinsburg, 748 Wallace Ave. Offered by Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force and FAITH Initiative. The HIV test is a painless mouth swab. Free food provided. 412-345-0585 or

Red Cross blood drives:

• 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 14, Community College of Allegheny County, Boyce Campus, Student Union, 595 Beatty Road, Monroeville.

• 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 15, University of Pittsburgh, William Pitt Union, Bigelow Boulevard at Fifth Avenue, Oakland.


The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead Inc.: Accepting nominations through Mar. 31 for outstanding senior volunteers age 65 or older who volunteer at least 15 hours a month. Forms and contest rules at Forms also can be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, NE 68005. State winners will be selected by popular vote at Online voting will take place from April 15-30. A panel of senior care experts will pick the national honoree. Call 412-646-1257 or 412-264-4700.

Training for volunteering with St. Barnabas Hospice: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 14, The Woodlands Lodge, 200 Lodge Lane, Valencia. Lunch provided. Accommodations can be made for anyone who cannot attend on this day. For more information or an application, call Gary Goerk at 724-444-5592 or email

Community service

Free income tax assistance: 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. weekdays through April 15, The Bible Chapel, 300 Gallery Drive, Peters. Provided by the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Walk-in only, no appointments.


Brown Bag Urban Research Seminar Series: Noon-1:15 p.m. Feb. 15, University of Pittsburgh, University Center for Social & Urban Research, 3343 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Claudia Coulton, distinguished university professor at Case Western Reserve University, will speak on “Residential and School Mobility: Implications for Place-Based Initiatives.” RSVP to

“Ethnogenesis of ancient Israel”: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17, Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Ave., Shadyside. Lecture with videos presented by Ram Kossowsky. Program presented by Biblical Archeology Society of Pittsburgh. Cost: $10 nonmembers.


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

• 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.

• AARP tax help: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays through April 11. Free tax preparation assistance to low- and middle-income taxpayers. First-come, first-served basis. No appointments available.

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

• Card Club: 10 a.m. Mondays.

• Crafters Circle: 6-8 p.m. Mondays.

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

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

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

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

• Babies and Books: 10 a.m. Fridays. Stories, songs and finger plays. Infants to age 2, followed by playtime.

Clairton Public Library, 616 Miller Ave. 412-233-7966,

• Spring art show and sale: Plans are under way. Local artists invited to leave name and phone number at main desk. No entry fee.

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

• Book discussion group: 7 p.m. second Monday of each month.

Coraopolis Memorial Library, 601 School St. 412-264-3502. Registration required by calling the library, in person or via email at

• 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.

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

• Story times: 10:30 a.m. Fridays, infants up to 24 months; 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays, toddlers 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.

• 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,

• 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 looking to make friends and build a foundation in literacy with their babies. Children up to 24 months old.

• 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.

Northern Tier Regional Library, 4015 Dickey Road, Richland 724-449-2665,

• Baby Playtime and Stories: 10:30-11 a.m. Feb. 19. Ages 18 months and younger. Siblings welcome. Registration required.

• Toddlers Just Want to Have Fun: 10:30-11:15 a.m. Feb. 20. Ages 18 months-3 12 years. Siblings welcome. Registration required.

• Are You Ready for Kindergarten?: 4-4:45 p.m. Feb. 14 and Feb. 21. Registration required.

• Family Storytime, Learn Spanish: 4-4:45 p.m. Feb. 19.

Oakmont Carnegie Library, 700 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont. 412-828-9532.

• “Vanquishing Fear, Finding One's Courage”: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 16. With Eileen Colianni. Based on the novel “I Want a New Life” by Oakmont writer Michele Poydence. Register by phone or on website.

• Mystery Lovers Bookshop: 3 p.m. Feb. 16. Jeffrey Finegan, author of “Colonel Washington and Me.” Book talk for children and adults. Books available for purchase and signing.

• From Page to Screen series: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18. “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky. Filmed in Pittsburgh; rated PG-13; 100 min.; free admission; free popcorn. Register by phone or on website.

• Oakmont Fit Club: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Trainer Kevin Fulton conducts free weekly workout sessions.

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

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

• Wednesday Afternoon Book Club: Third Wednesdays.

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

• Spa Science: 9:30-9:50 a.m. Saturdays through Feb. 23 or 2-2:20 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 28. Ages 2 to 5 with an adult.

• S.A.T. Preparation Workshop: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sundays through March 3. Cost $175. Presented by the Educational Achievement Center.

• Family Story time: 6:30-7:15 p.m. Feb. 14. Love You: A Valentines story time. For children of all ages and parents.

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

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

• 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

• Anti-Valentine's Day Fest: 4 p.m. Feb. 14. An anti-mushy festival with food, crafts and games. For students in grades 6 to 12.

Scott Township Public Library, 301 Lindsay Road. 412-429-5380,

• “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,

• Wise Walks: 9:30 a.m. Thursdays. Participants walk 1 to 2 miles and return to library for a healthy snack.

• Book sale: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Feb. 15, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Feb. 16, 1-4 p.m. Feb. 17.

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

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

• 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. Feb. 14. (Formerly Preschool Math.) Ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Counting beyond 10, size, measurement, calendars and number order. Registration required; space is limited.

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

• Red and White Afternoon Tea: 2 p.m. Feb. 20. Afternoon of tea and sweets. Bring your favorite teacup .

• South Park Township Book Club: 7 p.m. Feb. 21. Discussion of “The Keeper of Lost Causes” by Jussi Adler-Olsen.

• Knitting Group: 11 a.m. Feb. 16. For knitters of all skill levels.


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.

North Hills Genealogists: 7 p.m. Feb. 19, Northland Public Library, 300 Cumberland Road, McCandless. “Show Me the Carfax: the Purposes of Documentation,” presented by Elissa Scalise Powell. Questions and answers at 6:45 p.m. Free.


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

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.

Living With Integrity: 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 explores everyday ethical dilemmas and gives you the tools to deal with them. 412-344-2424.

Hamilton Presbyterian Youth Group: 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.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road, Pittsburgh. 412-835-6630.

• 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.

Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Lively Virtues: 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 18 to March 18, St. Louise de Marillac Parish, 320 McMurray Road, Upper St. Clair. DVD study presented by the Rev. Robert Barron. Cost: $15. Registration required at 724-249-3949 or or

Soup and Inspiration: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 19 through March 19, Heritage Presbyterian Church, 2262 Rochester Road, Franklin Park. Soups at 6 provided by church members; inspiration at 7 is “With Jesus in the Upper Room.” Free child care available. Registration preferred at 412-366-1338 or

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