Across the South Hills - Oct. 23

Published Oct 23, 2013 at 6:30 am (Updated Oct 22, 2013 at 3:40 pm)

Bethel Park

Pathfinder School, Bethel Park, will hold a pasta dinner sponsored by Jack Albenzi Catering, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 25. Cost is $7.50/adults and $3/kids 5 and under. Take-outs are $5. Raffle baskets and book fair. Proceeds support student activities.

• Rachel’s Challenge community event, hosted by PRIDE of Bethel Park, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the high school auditorium. Based on the writings and life of Rachel Scott, the first student killed at Columbine High School in 1999, Rachel’s Challenge is a series of programs that equips students and adults to combat bullying by creating a culture of kindness and compassion.

• Entries are due by Oct. 25 for the South Hills Showdown, a cheer and dance competition hosted by the Bethel Park High School varsity competitive spirit squad. The event, set for 9:30 a.m. Nov. 9 in the high school, is open to all school, recreation and all-star cheer squads, dance teams, stunt groups and individuals. Judges are UCA certified.

• A free magic show by Al Mazing, sponsored by Chabad of the South Hills Hebrew School of the Arts, will take place at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Fort Couch Road, Bethel Park.

Learn about Chabad’s Hebrew school for children ages 4-13. No membership or affiliation requirements to attend Chabad’s school. For more details visit or email

Cecil Township

Cecil Township supervisors will hold a Town/Outreach meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Muse Volunteer Fire Department, 186 Muse-Bishop Road, to discuss issues important to Muse residents.


The Historical Society will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 with speakers Timothy Zinn and Bill Gallagher. Zinn is a recognized architectural historian, who works for Michael Baker engineering. Gallagher is from the state Bureau of Historic Preservation.

• The second of three public workshops will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 on the 2014 budget. It will address capital improvements. The third public workshop is set for 7 p.m. Nov. 18, and will address revenues.

Green Tree

The Green Tree Woman’s Civic Club will hold a Meet the Candidates Night at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 in the municipal center. Meet, listen to and question the Green Tree Council, mayoral and school board candidates. Election Day is Nov. 5.


The annual fall auction will be held at Heritage Library now through Nov. 16. The drawings and bake sale will take place Nov. 16. Tickets for prizes are two for $1 or 12 for $5.

Mt. Lebanon

State Sen. Matt Smith, D-Mt. Lebanon, and state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Mt. Lebanon, along with Allegheny County Council Member Krista Harris, R-Mt. Lebanon, will host a free Kids Health and Safety Fair from noon-1:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Mt. Lebanon’s Public Safety Center, 555 Washington Road.

Costumes are encouraged. Miller’s staff will hand out candy near his office at 650 Washington Road. At the public safety building, local and county services departments, public safety departments, local organizations and government offices will provide kid-friendly information on health and safety issues. Children will be able to inspect a fire truck, met the department’s mascot Sparky, and interact with a police learning car.

• The last shredding event of this year will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 26 in the public works yard at 1250 Lindendale Drive off Cedar Boulevard. The Paper Exchange will shred personal and confidential paper. The cost is $5 per box with the first box free. Boxes are the approximate size of 18 inches by 12 inches by 12 inches. Payment will be by cash or check.

South Fayette

The annual Disabled Sportsman Deer Hunt will be held Oct. 24-26. Volunteers are needed to assist disabled hunters, conduct drives and drag deer. Call 412-221-8700 or email: for details.

• Anyone dropping off items for electronic recycling should call 412-221-8700 before bringing the items to the township. Electronic recycling is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Upper St. Clair

Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in the township meeting room on the Bedner Estates PRD phase I amended final approval.

A copy of the application is available for inspection at the township offices, 1820 McLaughlin Run Road, from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

• The Bounty at Boyce Mayview Park Fall Fest will be held 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Community and Recreation Center and surrounding park area including the Outdoor Classroom.

The event will be held rain or shine. Kids can enjoy the Plunge with the Pumpkin in the indoor aquatics area.

There will be cider tasting, arts and crafts, face painting and a baking contest. Outdoor activities include live music, popular Pittsburgh food trucks, games, hay rides, apple slingshot contest, geocaching and nature hikes.


PPG Place is accepting entries for its 11th Annual Gingerbread House Display and Competition.

Houses are on display in the PPG Place Wintergarden from Nov. 22-Jan. 7, and donations are collected at the display for Children’s Hospital’s Free Care Fund.

Gingerbread creations must be delivered to PPG Place Nov. 15-17.

For more information, visit, or contact Anita Falce at 412-434-1928 or

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