What’s Happening: Week of Feb. 15
Westminster Nursery School & Kindergarten at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair, is now accepting registration for children ages 2 through 5. For more information, visit www.wnsk.org or call 412-835-2906.
Tender Shephard Preschool at The Bible Chapel, McMurray, will hold open registration for the 2017-18 school year. Morning and afternoon sessions are available for children ages 3-5 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more information, visit biblechapel.org.
Mt. Lebanon High School will once again offer a preschool program for 3- and 4-year-olds. To be eligible children must be at least age 3 1/2 by March 1, and 4-year-old children must be no older than 4 years 10 months by March 1. The program is operated by high school students enrolled in the Advanced Child Development Course under the supervision of the child development teacher. Children will attend from 9:10 to 10:40 a.m. Monday–Thursday, March 13-May 25. Cost is $65. Enrollment is limited to 10 children. Deadline for application is Feb. 24. For more information, call Susan Kordistos at 412-344-2023.
ML Genealogy Society
The Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Mt. Lebanon Public Library. Featured speaker Rich Venezia of Rich Roots Genealogy will discuss Italian-Americans: Find Your Roots in the Old Country. Learn the basics of Italian records, what’s available and where, and tips and tricks for finding elusive ancestors. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Registered Nurses meet
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Feb 21, at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, Bethel Park. Guest speaker Eileen Mazza of the AARP Task Force will speak on “Health Care Fraud and Investment Fraud.” All registered nurses are welcome. For more information, call Elaine at 412-719-8177.
USC Woman’s Club
The Woman’s Club of Upper St. Clair will present a program and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Feb 21 at Christ United Methodist Church, Bethel Park. A representative from the Ronald McDonald House will talk about how this charity provides families with a home away from home for seriously ill children receiving treatment at local hospitals. Also this month, the club is collecting new T-shirts in men’s sizes and socks in all sizes for donation and distribution through Jubilee Kitchen. To make a reservation, call 412-833-1262 by Feb. 17.
On Feb. 21, the Association of University People will host an Out and About dinner at Blue North Restaurant, Allison Park. Meet at 6 P.M. followed by dinner at 6:30. For more information, call Mary at 724-687-0678 or visit www.pittsburghsinglesaup.org.
The Independence Middle School PTSO will host a “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” adults-only fundraiser from 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Level 20 Sports Bar/Restaurant, Bethel Park. The event will feature a disc jockey, basket raffle and 50/50 raffle. Wear your best 80’s outfit and dance for a good cause. Tickets are $30 and include appetizers, sandwich platters, nacho bar and dessert, and one alcoholic beverage. Tickets can be purchased in the IMS Library, at Level 20 or by calling Erin Sebrosky at 412-854-8681. This fundraiser will help to furnish the comfortable seating zones of the IMS library. The PTSO is looking for basket donations. For more information or to donate to the raffle, call Jeanie Slater at 412-310-4087.
St. Bernard School, Mt. Lebanon, will hold its 2nd Annual Comedy Night Feb. 25 at Clairvaux Hall, featuring headliner Bill Benden (Comedy Central), feature act Tom Musial (clean, clever comic) and host Mike Sasson (Rivers Edge Radio). Presented by Slapsticks! Productions, LLC, doors open at 6:30 p.m. followed by the show at 7:30. A $25 donation includes beer, soft drinks and bottled water. BYOB and snacks. There will be 50/50 and basket raffles. Open to guests 21 and older. For tickets, contact Jackie or John at 412-563-7732 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets can also be purchased online at http://slapsticksprod.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=475208&cart.
Designer Bag Bingo
Temple Emanuel of the South Hills will hold a Designer Bag Bingo at 1 p.m. Feb. 26. The event will include 15 rounds of bingo, 15 designer bags plus many additional prizes. Tickets are $25 if pre-purchased or $30 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit www.templeemanuelpgh.org/event/dbb/. Or, send a check to: TE-ECDC PTA, Attn: DBB, 1250 Bower Hill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15243. Proceeds will support the art and music programs of Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Development Center.
Peters Township Chamber of Commerce will hold an after-hours networking from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at ManorCare Health Services, McMurray. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and beverages. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members and at the door. To register, visit ptcoc.org.
Organ Artist Series
The Organ Artists Series (OAS) of Pittsburgh will present organist Simon Thomas Jacobs at 8 p.m. Feb. 17, at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland. The concert will be co-presented with the St. Paul Cathedral Concert Series.
Jacobs is regarded as one of the world’s finest organists. Tickets are $12 and are available in advance online at www.organseries.com orby calling 412-242-2787, or at the door. Student tickets are free with valid ID.
Spring job fairs
The Community College of Allegheny County will host a job fair for nursing students and alumni only from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Boyce Campus. Call 724-325-6771 with questions.
The 32nd Allegheny Outdoor Sport and Travel Show will return to the Monroeville Convention Center Feb. 17-19. The show features an array of fishing, camping and hunting exhibitors from across the country, live demonstrations and expert seminars. New 2017 fishing boats will also be on display. Admission is $9 for adults by using a $3 discount coupon available at Subway restaurants beginning Feb. 5. Without the coupon, regular adult admission is $12. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult admission. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in uniform will also receive free admission. Free parking. For a complete schedule, visit www.pittsburghoutdoorshow.com.
Solo dance performance
Maria Caruso, acclaimed artistic director of Bodiography, will perform a full-length solo show at 8 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Byham Theater, Pittsburgh. Her show, Phoenix Rising, is a testament to her own strength, passion and ferocity as a dancer. In Phoenix Rising, Caruso transitions from traditional ballet to modern dance. It closes with Caruso embarking on a journey with Pittsburgh artist and former Pittsburgh Steeler, Baron Batch, as together they create a live art installation with movement and paint. For more information, visit www.bodiographycbc.com.
Peters Township Parks and Recreation will offer Friday Night Flicks at 6 p.m. Feb. 24. The movie, The Good Dinosaur (Rated PG), begins at 6:30. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided; bring a pillow or blanket. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Snack fee is $3 for members and $5 for non-members. Preregistration is required by calling 724-942-5000.
Black film festival
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the first annual Black Bottom Film Festival (BBFF). The BBFF features films ranging from age-old classics to contemporary, independent Black Cinema, showcasing African-American contributions to the silver screen. The festival will take place Feb. 24-26 at the August Wilson Center, located on Liberty Avenue. Tickets ($15 for a single-day pass and $35 for a festival pass) are on sale now at www.TrustArts.org, by phone at 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office. Tickets will also be sold, based on availability, 2 hours before the event time at the August Wilson Center’s box office located at the venue. A complete schedule of screenings, speakers and special events can be found online at www.TrustArts.org.
‘50 Shades of Shakespeare’
The Heritage Players will offer a night of theatre, featuring some of Shakespeare’s most famous (and infamous) scenes. “50 Shades of Shakespeare” will take place at 8 p.m. Feb. 24 and 25 at the Seton Center, located on Pioneer Avenue in Brookline. The show will be directed by Bob Scott, who will be honored with the first ever Heritage Award for his contributions to Pittsburgh theatre. Admission is $10. To purchase tickets to “50 Shades of Shakespeare,” call 412-254-4633 or email email@example.com. Upcoming shows this season include: “Sense and Sensibility,” May 12-14 and 19-21; “Winnie the Pooh, Aug. 4-6 and 11-13; “Lost in Yonkers,” Sept. 8-10 and 15-17; and “Into the Woods,” Nov. 3-5 and 10-12.
Chabad of the South Hills, Mt. Lebanon, will host Shabbat Around the World, Third Stop: Mexico at 6 p.m. Feb. 24. Cost is $18 per person or $54 per family (maximum). To make a reservation, visit www.chabadsh.com or call 412-344-2424.
The La Roche College Literary Society will hold the second installment of its free, on-campus series featuring live book readings, poetry recitations and an insider’s view into the world of filmmaking at 7 p.m. Feb. 24, at Zappala College Center Square. Art director Greg Weimerskirch will talk about his work on the 2016 movie “Fences,” based on August Wilson’s play by the same name. The story, about an African-American father struggling with race relations while raising his family in 1950s America, was directed by and stars Denzel Washington. For more information, contact Sister Rita Yeasted, SFCC, Ph.D., at 412-536-1216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chamber Music at Old St. Luke’s in Carnegie announces Academy Baroque Ensemble Corelli and Beyond at 2 p.m. Feb. 26. Free admission; donations are accepted and appreciated. Old St. Luke’s is located on Old Washington Pike. For more information, call 412-969-7072 or visit http://m.facebook.com/ChamberMusicAtOldStLukes
Asbury Heights, Mt. Lebanon, will host the dementia education program “How Do I Know What Level of Dementia My Loved One Has and What to Do Next” at 6 p.m. Feb. 16, in the social room of the senior living community located on Bower Hill Road. The program, which is free and open to the public, will address the following: what is the level of stage of your loved one’s dementia; what is the best way to communicate with him/her; how to get the information you need; how do we connect; what should we talk about; why should we say “I am sorry”; progression of dementia: “Recognizing GEM Levels”; seeing the value at each stage of the condition; why it is important that we create the right setting and provide the right care; and when to give yourself a time out. Registration is not required. For more information, contact Christine Lepore, dementia education specialist at Asbury Heights, at 412-571-5173 or email@example.com.
Monongahela Valley Hospital will offer a free talk on acute coronary syndrome from cardiologist Stephen A. Bowser, M.D. at 6 p.m. Feb. 22, in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. The free program includes a blood pressure screening at 5:30, as well as light refreshments and complimentary parking. To register, call 724-258-1333.
Heart Month events
February events across Allegheny Health Network mark Heart Month, Go Red For Women initiative
Allegheny Health Network (AHN) marks Heart Month and the 14th year of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement with the following events:
• Canonsburg Hospital – Blood pressure screenings and chair massages, 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 23, in the hospital’s McNary Conference Center. There will also be presentations on heart healthy nutrition; heart healthy living; yoga and Pilates instruction; and a discussion on safe, effective skin care and wellness products.
• Jefferson Hospital – Race to No Place stationary bicycle competition featuring teams of four, noon to 1 p.m. Feb, 24, 2nd-Floor Mezzanine. Support your favorite team by placing money in donation bags at each teams station. Prizes will be awarded to the team with the most donations and the team that rides the longest. Proceeds will go toward Jefferson’s 2017 AHA Heart Walk team.
Learn about doTERRA’s CPTG Essential Oils at free workshops/classes held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at The Physical Therapy Center, Bethel Park. Upcoming workshops/classes include: Emotional Well Being with Essential Oils; Heart Health with Essential Oils. Registration/RSVP requested by contacting Deb Bosco at 724-713-6217 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn how the world of essential oils and natural solutions can help improve your life. Free classes, frequently taught by a certified mental health professional, are held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Norman Center, 1720 Washington Road, Suite, 207, Upper St. Clair. Topics include: Health goals, yoga and more. RSVP is required to Katie at email@example.com or call 412-854-4887.
‘Pinkalicious the Musical,’ through Feb. 19, in the Music Hall. Tickets are $10. Visit http://stage62.com/show/?action=view&productionID=40 to purchase tickets or for more information.
For more, visit www.carnegiecarnegie.org or call 412-276-3456.
• Cupcake Wars, 4 p.m. Feb. 19, for grades 5 and up. Bake your best recipe of cupcakes at home and bring six to the library. The library will supply everything needed to decorate your treats. Based on the themes given, you will have five minutes to decorate. A panel of judges will rate each contestant’s, and there will be a total of six rounds. The baker with the highest score at the end of six rounds will win a baker’s basket dream. Register.
• 3D Printer Lab, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22, for grades 1-4. Learn more about this technology from the Teen Tech Committee. Register.
For more information, visit www.bethelparklibrary.org. Register at 412-835-2207.
• Family Movie Night, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21. Light snacks provided.
• Block Party, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 18, for children of all ages. Use Legos, Keva Planks and more during this special hour of building.
• Cook the Book: A Cookbook Book Club, 7 p.m. Feb. 22. Select a recipe from Judy Hannemann’s “The Cupboard to Table Cookbook” (available at the library), make it and share the final product with the group.
For more information, visit www.castleshannonlibrary.org.
• Wiggles and Giggles, 10:15 a.m. Thursdays, beginning Feb. 16. During this motion class for 2- to 5-year-olds, kids will move and dance for 35-40 minutes.
• Adult Coloring Club, 3 p.m. Feb. 16. Bring your own supplies or use the library’s. Refreshments provided.
• Page Turners Book Club, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Teen Lounge, for high school students. Discuss Bill O’Reilly’s “Killing Jesus.” New members welcome.
• Game Night, 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 20, for adults of all ages. Play Go, Chess and Chinese Checkers. Beginners as well as advanced players are welcome.
N Book Chat, noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 23, for adults. Read whatever you like and attend when you can to discuss your current read.
For more information, visit franksarrislibrary.org. Register at 724-745-1308.
• Game Day at the Library, 1 p.m. Feb. 19.
• Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society, 1 p.m. Feb. 20. Speaker Rich Venezia, a professional genealogist and president of the North Hills Genealogists, will discuss “Italian-Americans: Find Your Roots in the Old Country.” Learn the basics of Italian records, what’s available and where, and tips and tricks for finding elusive ancestors.
• The Garden in Four Seasons, 7 p.m. Feb. 21. Landscape designer Claire Schuchman will discuss how to evaluate the bones of the garden, including a good 50/50 mix of evergreen and deciduous plants; contrast in textures and colors like red twigs, peeling bark, interesting contorted silhouettes; use of evergreen ground covers; hardscapes; standing perennials like grasses and seed pods; using lights to enhance the winter garden; and well done potted arrangements. This program is the lecture series that will accompany a tour of Claire’s Garden on Feb. 26. Registration is not needed for the lecture, but registration is required for the tour at 412-531-1912.
For more information, visit www.mtlebanonlibrary.org.
It’s Your Job: Career Development with Lisa Raymond, a new five-part series designed to help job seekers with resume creation, interview skills and more, will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on 5 consecutive Mondays, Feb. 20, 27 and March 6, 13, and 20. Registration is required by Feb. 17 at the Circulation Desk. Cost is $50 for the entire series and includes a copy of “It’s Your Job: Tips on Resume Writing, Interviewing, and Selling You,” written by Lisa Raymond.
Parachute Games, 1 to 2 p.m. Feb. 20, ages 3-6. Enjoy an active hour of fun with your children as we play various games with a parachute. Register.
For more information, visit www.scottlibrary.org. Register online or call 412-429-5380.
UPPER ST. CLAIR
The Spring Real Estate Season: Preparing Buyers to Buy and Sellers to Sell with Realtors Rebecca Church and Dora Rudick and Mortgage Officer Jim Sarver, 10 a.m. Feb. 18 in the multipurpose room. Learn the top 10 tips for preparing your home for sale, preparing to buy a home, and preparing your financing. A question and answer period follows the presentation. Register.
For more, visit www.twpusc.org. Register online or call 412-835-5540.
Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 23 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair, for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Free. For more information, visit www.westminster-church.org or call 412-835-6630.
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation offers workshops at the Landmarks Preservation Resource Center, located on Rebecca Avenue in Wilkinsburg. Workshops are free to PHLF members and $10 for non-members (cash, check or credit card at the door). On street, free parking is available. Workshops include:
• Workshop: Designing Kitchens for Older and Historic Homes, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21. A variety of kitchen design topics will be addressed, including assessing needs and function in the 21st century kitchen, embracing troublesome openings and obstacles, and choosing a timeless style.
• Workshop: Remodeling for First Time House Owners, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Learn how to plan a construction project, what to measure, what to expect, and if a contractor is needed.
For more information and reservations, call 412-471-5808 ext. 527 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sip ‘N Sort Photo Organizing Workshop will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at Frank Sarris Public Library. Lisa Webster of Grand Scale Video Productions will teach you to organize your photos using the ABC method, and how to preserve your photos for generations. Participants should bring a box of old photos to organize and 15 of your favorite photos to be scanned. Light bites provided. Fee of $25 includes a starter photo-organizing box.