Author, illustrator to introduce works
Author Jeanne Lazo will introduce her new children's mystery, "If Looks Could Kill," -- which is set in Dorseyville -- at 7 p.m. today and Wednesday at the Barnes & Noble at Waterworks Mall, near Aspinwall.
On Tuesday, she will conduct a seminar for aspiring teen and adult children's mystery writers, and she will sign copies of her books on Wednesday.
At 2 p.m. Saturday, Pittsburgh illustrator John Manders will introduce his latest children's book -- "Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies," written by Carolyn Crimi -- at the store. Manders has illustrated more than 30 children's books, and he is the first president and founding member of the Pittsburgh Society of Writers and Illustrators.
Fall insect program set at Beechwood Farms
The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania on Thursday is sponsoring "Fledglings: A Fly in the Sky," a program about fall insects for children ages 3 to 5 with an adult. The program goes from 10 to 11:15 a.m. at the society's Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve in Fox Chapel. The cost is $8 for an adult/child member pair, and $10 for a nonmember pair. Reservations are required.
Details: (412) 963-6100.
Center sets special October activities
On each day in October, the Center for Creative Play in Regent Square will sponsor a special activity or theme. The children's educational play center is hosting the special activities -- including decorating a friendship quilt -- in honor of its 10th anniversary this year. For a calendar of events, visit www.centerforcreativeplay.org .