Across the South Hills - Sept. 4

Published Sep 4, 2013 at 6:16 am (Updated Aug 30, 2013 at 1:49 pm)

Bethel Park

Bethel Park, in conjunction with the state Department of Transportation, will sponsor the Fall Clean Up-Day on Oct. 19.

PennDOT will supply the trash bags, safety vests and gloves, and the municipality will provide patches for young participants.

Volunteers can help clean the parks and roads of Bethel Park and spruce up the community. A list of areas in need of attention is available upon request.

Any person, group or community organization willing to participate should contact Michelle Baynham for details at 412-831-6800 ext. 203, or


A spaghetti dinner to benefit Sydney Hawk will be held 1-5 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Hall.

On March 5, Hawk was diagnosed with acute lymphatic leukemia. She is the daughter of Joe and Karin Hawk and little sister to Addison Marie. The Bridgeville resident is a first-grader at Chartiers Valley Primary School.

Advance tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. To purchase tickets, call 412-257-8081. Donations are accepted at


There are a few weekend openings for two pavilions in Town Park. If interested in any of the open dates, call 724-745-1800 ext. 11.

The Yoney Pavilion is available Sept. 8, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29.

The Main Pavilion is available Sept. 14, 22, 28 and 29.

Green Tree

Octoberfest’s Classic Dog Parade will be held Sept. 14 in Green Tree Park. Meet at the entrance to the festival in the lower parking lot at 1 p.m. Strut your pup. Prizes for top dog and free refreshments.

Mt. Lebanon

The fourth annual Brew Fest will be held 4-7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Academy lot behind the Saloon. Featured band will be Bastard Bearded Irishmen. Proceeds benefit the Mt. Lebanon Veterans Memorial and Veterans Breakfast Club for ongoing maintenance and programming.

There is a $30 donation that includes a commemorative glass. Stop by the municipal building or public safety building from 9-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or purchase tickets online at the link on the municipality’s website. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

No one under the age of 21 will be admitted so do not bring children or teens.

Food will be available from Bados, Pitaland and Walnut Grill.

North Strabane

The state Department of Transportation will hold a display of plans for the proposed dual roundabouts project at the intersection of Route 519 and Brownlee Road.

The display is set for 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in the North Strabane Township municipal building.

The purpose of the meeting is to present the plans, traffic control, traffic simulations for the roundabouts, and to obtain input from the public before design is completed.


The Mexican War Streets House and Garden Tour will be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 15.

The self-guided tour includes 13 homes and four gardens throughout the historic neighborhood on Pittsburgh’s North Side.

Homes represent those that have undergone extensive restorations and works in progress. The tour will also feature a midway of vendors and eateries.

Tickets are available in advance for $18 per person, or $20 per person the day of the tour at the ticket booth on Monterey Street at West North Avenue.

To purchase advance tickets, visit


Cheers for Beers, a tasting of Pittsburgh craft beers, food and music, will be held 6-9 p.m. Oct. 10, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe.

Contact the South West Communities Chamber of Commerce for more information.

Upper St. Clair

Oktoberfest craft beer tasting will be held 7-10 p.m. Sept. 28 in the St. Thomas More Family Life Center, 134 Fort Couch Road.

Proceeds benefit the Community Foundation of Upper St. Clair.

Donation is $35 per person and includes a souvenir tasting glass and samples of American and European brews.

Deadline for registration is Sept. 20. Must be 21 years or older to attend and bring proper identification.

Visit to register online.

Washington County

The Awards Committee of The League of Women Voters of Washington County is seeking nominations from the Washington County community for individuals or organizations that have made outstanding contributions in any of these three areas: Education, Environment or Community Service.

The three awardees will be recognized at its 17th Awards Reception, which will be held on Oct. 24.

Nomination forms can be obtained by contacting the Donna Riggle, award chairperson, at, by calling 724-484-7537 or online at Make your nomination electronically or return the form by mail to: LWVWC, 30 E. Beau Street, Room 437, Washington, PA 15301 by Sept. 15.

• The Washington Greene Fayette County Counselors Association will hold its first meeting of the year at 5 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Back Porch restaurant in Speers. The dinner is hosted by the Pittsburgh Technical Institute.

All school counselors who live and/or work in the tri-county region are invited to attend. RSVP to Teresa Atkinson at

Annual dues are $20. Members who also join Pennsylvania School Counselor Association at this meeting will receive a 2013-2014 planner.

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