What’s Happening: Week of March 15
The Golden Triangle Decorative Painters will meet on March 19 at the Finleyville I.O.O.F. Hall, Finleyville-Elrama Road. Doors open at 9:15 a.m. followed by a painting class at 10. Carol Neth will be teaching a Frog on Moon project in acrylics. Lunch and meeting is at noon. For more information, visit GTDP.org.
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. March 21, at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, Bethel Park. Guest speaker Dr. Dominick Brandy will discuss “Stem Cell Replacement in Orthopedic Cases.” All registered nurses are welcome. For more details, call Elaine at 412-719-8177.
A Sabika jewelry fundraising event to benefit South Hills Pet Rescue and Rehabilitation Resort will take place at 6 p.m. March 16 at The Cob Collection, Valley Brook Road, McMurray. Guest speaker Miriam Mayr will talk about Sabika jewelry. For more information or to enter to win a bracelet, visit http://www.thecobcollection.com and click on “blog.”
Stay ‘n Play, located at 1900 Cochran Road, Scott, will hold the following events for children:
• Lucky Leprechaun Day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 17. Play games, make a St. Patty’s Day Craft, have snacks, and try to find Lucky’s pot of gold. Activities are free with $5 admission to Stay ‘n Play.
• Monday Morning with Music Together, 10 to 11 a.m. March 20. Space is limited and registration is required at http://notablebeginnings.us/index.htm. Class is free with $5 Stay ‘n Play admission.
For more information, visit http://www.bethelcong.org/participate/community-life/stay-n-play/ or Stay ‘n Play’s Facebook page.
Friday Night Movie
Peters Township Parks and Recreation Department will show “The Secret Life of Pets” at 7 p.m. March 17 at the Rec Center. Doors open at 6:30. Popcorn and refreshments provided. Bring a pillow or blanket. An adult must accompany children under 12. Preregistration is required at http://register.capturepoint.com. Snack fee is $3 for members and $5 for non-members.
Off the WALL Productions presents “Still, Birth,” a new play reading, at 8 p.m. March 17 at Carnegie Stage. “Still, Birth” seeks to speak of the loss of a baby in the hopes of supporting those who suffer in silence. A short discussion with cast and director will follow the performance. Tickets at $10-$25 can be purchased online at http://www.carnegiestage.com or by phone at 724-873-3576.
‘Alice in Wonderland’
Carnegie Performing Arts Center will present the ballet of “Alice in Wonderland” March 17-19 at the newly renovated Andrew Carnegie Music Hall, Beechwood Avenue. Audrey Durham, a sophomore at Keystone Oaks High School, will play the role of Alice. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets at $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors will be available at the door. For more information, call 412-279-8887 or visit http://www.carnegieperformingartscenter.com.
The Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania (OSWP) will hold its annual Orchid Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 18 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 19, at the Phipps Garden Center. Admission is free, but voluntary donations are appreciated. For more information, visit http://www.oswp.org.
Little Lake Theatre Company, Canonsburg, will hold auditions for adult actors (age 16+) for its 69th season from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 19, and from 7 to 10 p.m. March 20. Auditions will be held at the theatre located on Lakeside Drive. Visit http://www.littlelake.org/get-involved/audition to sign up and for more information.
Amish day trip
Reservations and payment are due before March 20 for Real Housewives of Amish Country, a day trip presented by Baldwin United Methodist Church on April 27. Cost is $97 per person. Reservations and full payment are due by the deadline. Send a check, payable to Elaine Lewis, to: Elaine Lewis, 5123 Dolores Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15227. Include your name, address and phone number. For more information, call Elaine at 412-885-4560.
Murder mystery dinner
Thomas Presbyterian Church, located on Linden Road in Eighty Four, will hold the Murder Mystery Dinner “Death and Taxes,” performed by Mystery’s Most Wanted, on March 25. Doors open at 5:15 p.m., with dinner served at 6. The menu includes gnocchi with tomato sauce, meatballs, chicken, green beans, salad, dessert, and ice tea or coffee. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the church office between 8 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday, or by calling 724-941-8910. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Food & Friends.
Monongahela Valley Hospital offers the following free programs in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center:
• Better Breathers Club will kick-off the COPD Foundation’s program “Harmonics for Health,” 2 p.m. March 21.
• Colorectal cancer education and screening program, 1 to 3 p.m. March 22. Seating is limited. Call to preregister (required). A free take-home test will be given to all participants.
To learn more, call 724-258-1333.
Sleep Lab Open House
Canonsburg Hospital will host an open house for its new Sleep Lab. The event will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. March 21. Light refreshments. For more information, call 724-745-3910.
St. Clair Hospital’s Diabetes Wellness Group will host the community education event/book signing “Why We Overeat and How to Stop” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 in the Dunlap Conference Room, fourth floor. Learn the reasons some struggle with food, and the core principals behind controlling overeating. The book will be available for purchase. To register, call 412-942-2151. Walk-ins will be accommodated if possible.
Haven’t heard of essential oils or doTERRA CPTG Essential Oils? Free workshops/classes are held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at The Physical Therapy Center, Bethel Park. Upcoming workshops/classes include: “Essential Flavors of the World - Soup Recipes with Essential Oils” and “Essential Oil Daily Routine - Men and Women.” Individual classes and presentations are available upon request. To register, contact Deb Bosco at 724-713-6217 or email@example.com.
Civil War Symposium, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 18. Visit the website to download a brochure or to register.
For more, visit http://www.carnegiecarnegie.org or call 412-276-3456.
• Author Talk: David Loshelder, 11 a.m. March 18. Loshelder will discuss his new book, “Take Care of #1 So You Don’t Step In #2.” Register.
• Writing Your College Essay, 7 p.m. March 21, for grades 9-12. Learn tips and tricks for writing an essay that will impress admissions and scholarship officers alike. Register.
For more information, visit http://www.bethelparklibrary.org. Register at 412-835-2207.
Put Your Best Fork Forward, 7 p.m. March 23, with registered dietician Rikki Rabbi.
For more information, visit http://www.castleshannonlibrary.org.
• Paint & Sip, 6 to 8 p.m. March 16. Fee of $20 includes light bites and must be paid at time of registration. Sign up early, as a minimum of six participants (maximum of 12) is required to hold this event. In the event of inclement weather, a make-up class will be held one week later, at the same time.
• Game Night, 6 to 8 p.m. March 20, for adults of all ages, beginners as well as advanced players. Play Go, Chess and Chinese Checkers.
For more information, visit http://www.franksarrislibrary.org. Register at 724-745-1308.
• Citizen Science: Frog Fun, 2 p.m. March 19. Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania’s Citizen Science Series is looking for people who can observe, identify, photograph and chronicle nature. No experience necessary; great for families. Appropriate for school-aged children through adult.
• Building Lasting Peace in Northern Ireland, 7 p.m. March 20. Thomas B. Etzel, founder and executive director of the Global Peace Building Foundation (GPBF), will provide a brief history of the conflict in Northern Ireland and discuss the grassroots peace building efforts currently underway in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
• Zine Making Workshop, 7 p.m. March 22. Local artist Wayno® will teach this all-ages workshop in which you will edit, assemble and publish a zine in one night. Call for details.
For more information, visit http://www.mtlebanonlibrary.org.
• Cover Letters and Resumes, 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. March 21. Free class.
• Ancient Mysteries of Southwestern Pennsylvania, 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 22
Square Foot Gardening, 7 to 8 p.m. March 22. Ernie Lee of Keelboat Farms will share space-saving techniques and planting tips to help you get the most out of your garden. Register.
For more, visit http://www.southfayettelibrary.org. Register online or call 412-257-8660.
• Best Fork Forward, 7 p.m. March 21. Pittsburgh Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will teach and answer questions. Register.
• Learn the Art of Pysanky (Ukrainian Egg Decorating) with artists from St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 25 and 6 to 9 p.m. March 30. Cost is $10 per person. Space is limited. Registration is required. Supplies provided.
For more, visit http://www.southparklibrary.org. Register at 412-833-5585.
UPPER ST. CLAIR
• Nutrition and Wellness Workshop, presented by Doctor Carr of Pittsburgh Chiropractic and Wellness, 11 a.m. March 18 in the multipurpose room. Register.
• Minor Changes, Major Results Workshop, with Joseph A. Luxbacher, PhD, 7 p.m. March 20 in the multipurpose room. Learn proven strategies to trim down, firm up and get fit. Register.
For more, visit http://www.twpusc.org. Register online or call 412-835-5540.
A Grief & Loss Support Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. March 17 in the McNary Center of Canonsburg Hospital. Share a meal with someone who understands the loss of a loved. For reservations, call 724-745-6100 ext. 4118.
Family Hospice and Palliative Care will offer Growing Through Grief, a free six-week educational support group, from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, March 22-April 26, at Southminster House, Mt. Lebanon. Preregistration is required. To register, call the Family Hospice Bereavement Department at 412-572-8829.
An Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group will be held from noon to 1 p.m. March 23 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair, for caregivers of someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Free. For more information, visit http://www.westminster-church.org or call 412-835-6630.
One Dance Hip Hop Clinic Featuring The Peters Township Dance Team will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 24 at McMurray Elementary School, for grades K-11. Preregister by March 17 for $30 and receive a t-shirt. Walk-ins are welcome the night of the event. To register or for more information, email Shannon Edeburn at Ksmb@verizon.net.
Preregister and prepay by March 22 for The Brauer Institute’s “Manifest Your Destiny,” a 10-week Kabbalah meditation course, set for 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, March 29-May 31, at 1730 Main Street, Scott. Cost is $385 for the 10-week course. To preregister and prepay (required), call Dorit Brauer at 412-489-5100. For more information, visit http://www.brauerinstitute.com.