Getting Together – March 13

Published Mar 13, 2013 at 1:49 pm (Updated Mar 13, 2013 at 1:49 pm)


Decorative painters

Golden Triangle Decorative Painters will meet March 17 at the Finleyville Community Center. Mary Ann Yurus will teach a brook trout in acrylics and Rosemary Habers will teach a bunny candle holder in acrylics. Classes begin at 9 a.m. Meeting starts at 1 p.m.

A watercolor seminar will be presented by Carol Spohn on May 3-5. To register, call 724-785-3250. The annual basket luncheon is set for April 28 at Peters Place. This year’s theme is “Under The Big Top.”


South Hills Aglow will meet at 7 p.m. March 18 at South Hills Assembly, Bethel Park. Pastor Earlene Coleman of Bethlehem Baptist Church, McKeesport, will be the speaker. Earlene preaches and teaches weekdays on radio station WPGR. A minimal room fee will be charged.

Women’s club

South Park Women’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. March 18 at the South Park Township Community Center. A representative from Evey Hardware will talk about removing nasty stains and critters visiting our homes. For details, call Cindy Carfagno at 412-831-1913.

Historical society

Dormont Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. March 20 at Dormont Presbyterian Church. The program will be “Pittsburgh Rivers.” Local author and Pittsburgh history instructor at Carnegie Mellon University Daniel J. Burns will cover Pittsburgh’s waterways from precolonial times to present day.

For details, call 412-341-3667.

Hat/tea party

Bethel Woman’s Club will meet March 20 for its annual Hat and Tea Party at Christ U.M. Church. Judy Woods will demonstrate wreath making. To RSVP, call 412-835-9567.

Women’s network

Women’s Business Network provides personal and professional resources to advance the presence of aspiring and successful businesswomen. Chapters meet as follows:

• Mt. Lebanon, 8:30 a.m. March 26, Crowne Plaza, Fort Couch Road. Call 412-759-3965.

• South Hills, 8 a.m. March 21, King’s Restaurant, Upper St. Clair. Call 412-531-5055.

• McMurray, 8:30 a.m. March 20, Merante Bros. Market, Canonsburg. Call 412-418-3072.

• Bethel Park, March 21, Al’s Cafe, Bethel Park. Call 412-885-5162.


Bethel Park

• Art class demo by South Arts: Pat Miyamoto, 2 p.m. March 14.

• 30 Apps in 30 minutes, 10 a.m. March 21. Bring iPad, iPhone or iPod.

• St. Patrick Irish Tea, 11 a.m. March 15. Cost is $5.

• Adlerian techniques to coping with loss, 10 a.m. March 16.

• Creative Writing, 10 a.m. Saturdays March 16-May 4.

• Freedom of Info Day. Learn to access consumer reports, magazine, ebooks.

• American Girl Book Club, 7 p.m. March 18.

Call 412-835-2207.


• Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, 10 a.m. March 15. Learn about grandparents needs, concerns, issues. Program sponsored by Sister Of Mercy of the Americas. Call Sister Georgine Scarpino at 412-422-8020.

• Puppy Tales, 1 p.m. March 16. Grades one-five can read to Walter, a therapy dog.

Call 412-221-3737.

Castle Shannon

• Henna Tattoo, 4:30 p.m. March 14. Tattoos are temporary. Supplies provided.

• Wii Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m., ages 10-18. Snacks provided.

• Family Movie Night, 6 p.m. March 19. Film features a video game villain.

• Spring Family Night, 6 p.m. March 26.

• Movie Day, 6:30 p.m. March 27 or 3 p.m. March 28. Civil War drama featuring Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Fields.

Call 412-563-4552.


• Book Sale, March 23-30.

Call 724-745-4300.

Frank Sarris

• Drag Races, 3:30 p.m. March 14. Race radio-controlled cars.

• Teen Drama Club auditions, 12:30-1:30 p.m. March 16. Auditions for a May play.

Call 724-745-1308.


• Spring auction, March 20-May 7. Bake sale and prizes. Raffle donations are needed.

• Palm Sunday Soup Luncheon noon-2 p.m. March 24. Cost of $15 includes soup, bread, beverage and handmade bowl by Fort Cherry Art Department students.

Call 724-926-8400.

Mt. Lebanon

• Vegetable Gardening, 9:30 a.m. March 16. $10. Seeds included.

• Screenplay Plot Development, 6:45 p.m. March 18, 25.

• Craftastic DIY, teens, adults, 7 p.m. March 19. Personalized it.

• Spanish literature/conversation, 10 a.m. Mondays

• English Conversation, 10 a.m. Wednesdays

• Italian Conversation, 10 a.m. Thursdays

• South Hills. Community Flute Choir, 7 p.m. Thursdays

• Scrabble Club, 1 p.m. Saturdays

Call 412-531-1912.


• Go Green Club, 7 p.m. March 18.

• Chinese language for grades two-eight, 4:30 p.m., and at 5:30 p.m. for ninth grade and older Tuesdays March 19-April 30. Cost is $40.

• Movie Night, all ages, 6 p.m. March 19. Film is “Mary Poppins.”

• Word Processing 3, 7 p.m. March 19. Templates, multiple columns, graphics. $5.

Call 724-941-9430.


• Get Crafty, 3 p.m. March 17.

• Finishers, 5:30 p.m. March 19. Bring your crafts.

• Book Discussion 1:30 p.m. March 21. Read “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain.

• When Was That Song Popular, 3 p.m. March 21.

Call 412-429-5380.

South Fayette

• Chess Club, 6:30 p.m. March 18, 25.

• PALS Book Club, noon, March 19. Bring lunch. Discuss “Sea Glass” by Anita Shreve.

• Adult Book Club, 6:30 p.m. March 25. Read “The Thirteenth Tale” by Diane Setterfield.

• Celebrate Spring, 1 p.m. March 30. Stories, plant flower bulbs, decorate cupcakes, watch movies.

Call 412-257-8660.

South Park

• Scrabble Club, adults, 1 p.m. April 3. All levels.

Call 412-833-5585.


Bowl Over Cancer

The Proud Pacers Relay Team will sponsor a St. Patrick’s Day Bowl Over Cancer event 1-4 p.m. March 17 at AMF Mt. Lebanon Bowling Lanes. Cost is $15 for three hours of bowling, shoe rental and pizza. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society. To register, call 412-831-5129.

Go Green

Pittsburgh Social Exchange and The Green Building Alliance have teamed to present Go Green Networking at 6 p.m. March 20 at the DoubleTree Pittsburgh Downtown. The event will offer a VIP and very green business and social reception. Appetizers, live music, auction, door prizes and an opportunity to mix with Greater Pittsburgh business owners and entrepreneurs. For details, call 412-265-2315.

Flower show

Phipps Conservatory has opened its spring flower show based on the children’s classic, “The Secret Garden.” The show is open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, until 10 p.m. on Fridays and runs through April 7. To learn more, visit

Outdoor fun

The Outdoor Classroom, Upper St. Clair, plans the following:

• In Balance with the Earth, 6:30 p.m. March 20. $20 per session. Learn to give items a second life.

• Girl Scout Cadettes - Tree Badge, 1 p.m. March 23. Examine forest life cycle. Scouts-$20, adults free.

• Earth Hour, 8:30 p.m. March 23. Learn to cut your power consumption.

• Talk N’ Walk - Eco-Hiking, 2 p.m. March 24. Learn to leave no trace while hiking.

For details, visit

Spring exhibit

Whitehall Arts will open its spring art exhibit April 4-14 at the Galleria on the second floor. Moderately-priced media consist of watercolors, oils, pastels or acrylic on paper or canvas.


Health fair

Washington Crown Center will host a community health and safety fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 14.

Community health

Children’s Hospital will offer the following programs at UPMC South, Bethel Park:

• Parent’s Guide to Family Fitness, fun 7 p.m. April 4. Free. Practical ways to improve food choices, increase physical activity and reduce screen time.

To register, call 412-692-7105.

Hearing screenings

Claire S. Vatz, Inc., speech-language pathologists, will offer free speech, language and hearing screenings for children during the month of May. To register for an appointment in the South Hills, call 412-563-2434.


Business workshop

South Hills Small Business Institute and South Hills Chamber of Commerce will host a conference March 28 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Bethel Park. CSI: Connect, Strategize and Innovate will run 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Baking class

The Pie Place, Upper St. Clair, will offer a kids baking class at 10 a.m. March 16. Ages 4 and up will make a shamrock cake. Cost is $20. Register at 412-835-4410.


Pittsburgh Glass Center plans the following classes:

• Hot Glass in the Fast Lane, April 2-28 (four weeks). Blow and sculpt molten glass.

For details, call 412-365-2145.

Food safety

Allegheny County Health Department will hold a two-day food protection certification course April 8 and 15 at the Club at Nevillewood in Collier.

Fee is $60 for anyone living in Allegheny County or those who work in a food facility in the county and $75 for others. For details, call 412-687-2243.

Lunch and Learn

A Farm to Table Lunch & Learn program is set for 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m. March 15 at the Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip District. Learn about Farmers Markets, retainers, restaurants and other food resources.

• A Wellness Workshop: Integrating Nutrition will be held at noon March 18 at Marty’s Market.

Lunch will be provided. For details, call 412-657-3028.

Pond management

Water Resource Educators/Penn State Extension and Aquatic Edge Consulting will host a free pond management workshop at 9 a.m. April 13 at the Washington County Conservation District, Washington.

Cost is $15, materials included. To register, call 724-774-3003.

Digital workshops

Training and certification in Pro Tools is available through California University of PA. Musicians and recording engineers can learn to use digital tools as follows:

• June 10-14, Pro Tools 101, an introduction.

• June 17-21, Pro Tools 110, production.

Cost is $375 for each session. For details, call 724-938-4878.

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