Getting Together – March 26

Published Mar 26, 2014 at 5:51 am (Updated Mar 20, 2014 at 4:24 pm)


Book club

Countryside Book Club will meet at noon April 1 at the home of Adeline Rennekamp. Mary Helen Burroughs will review “The Reliable Wife” by Robert Goolrick.

Women’s network

Women’s Business Network provides personal and professional resources for successful businesswomen. Chapters meet as follows:

• McMurray, 8:30 a.m. April 2, 16. Call Melissa Ball at 412-885-4139.

• Mt. Lebanon, 8:30 a.m. April 8, 22, Crowne Plaza, Fort Couch Road. Call Nancy Geer at 412-343-4361.

• Pittsburgh West, 8 a.m. April 9, 23, Papa Gallo’s, Bridgeville. Call Cheryl Lieb at 412-341-7667.

• South Hills, 8 a.m. April 3, 17, King’s Restaurant, Upper St. Clair. Call Susan Ceklosky at 412-334-3230.

• Bethel Park, 6 p.m. April 3, 17, Bethel Park Municipal Building. Call Tamra McKenna at 412-885-5162.

Garden club

Giant Oaks Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. April 3 at St. David Anglican Church, Venetia. Flower show judge Angie Raitano will discuss Planting a Rainbow. Master gardener Linda Schwartz will talk about the horticulture portion of the flower show. Lunch is $7. To RSVP, call 724-746-4664.

Genealogy society

Genealogy Society of Southwestern Pennsylvania will meet at 2 p.m. April 5 at Citizens Library, Washington. Elissa Scalise Powell will speak on Problems & Pitfalls in a Reasonably Shallow Search. Free.


Bethel Park

• Little Hands Art, ages 2-4 with caregiver, 6:30 p.m. Mondays in April.

• Spanish Storytime, ages 4-6, 10 a.m. Saturdays in April.

• Game Club, grades 2-4, 2 p.m. Sundays in April. Tenzi, Ruzzle and Word Around.

Call 412-835-2207.


• Freegal Music/Video Downloads. Three MP3 songs per week or one video/one song.

• Preschool Storytime, 1 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. Fridays.

• Babies and Books, 11 a.m. Fridays.

Call 412-221-3737.

Castle Shannon

• Getting the Most Out of Internet, 10:15 a.m. April 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 21. $15.

• After School Art, 4:30 p.m. Thursdays.

• PreK Storytime, 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Stories, rhymes.

Call 412-563-4552.


• Mystery Book Club, 6:30 p.m. April 3. Discuss “The Alto Wore Tweed” by Mark Schweizer.

• Bulb Fundraiser, April 10. Order Dutch Mill bulbs.

Call 724-745-4300.


• American Indian Culture by Ghost in the Head Todd Johnson, 10:30 a.m. grades 6-9, 1 p.m. grades 10-12 and adults April 5. Win a framed Indian print by Andrew Knez Jr. To RSVP, call 412-414-5782. For details, call 724-926-8400.

Mt. Lebanon

• Downton Abbey Tea, 7 p.m. March 27. Feel free to dress in your best Downton Abbey-inspired costume.

• Babywearing 101, 6:30 p.m. March 31. Bring carriers to practice.

• Film series with Elaine Wertheim, 7 p.m. - “Before Sunrise” April 2, “Before Sunset” April 9, “Before Midnight” April 16.

Call 412-531-1912.


• ABC’s of Selling Online, 7 p.m. March 26. Practical program for entering the world of e-commerce.

Call 724-941-9430.

South Fayette

• Preschool Science, 12:30 p.m. April 1 & 8.

• Magic Dragon Club, grades 1-5, 6 p.m. April 3.

• Tales ‘n Tunes, ages 3-5 with caregiver, April 4, 11, 18, 25.

Call 412-257-8660.

Upper St. Clair

• Author luncheon featuring Lori Jakiela, 1 p.m. April 6, St. Clair Country Club. Advance sale tickets only.

Call 412-835-5540.


Egg hunt

Washington County Parks will sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt for ages 3-5 on April 2 at the Mingo Creek Park office. Session I begins at 10 a.m.; session II begins at 1 p.m. Bring an Easter basket or sack to collect eggs. Fee is $2 per child. To register, call 724-228-6867.


Tour Poland

South Hills residents Dave Motak and Jack Samuels are planning a Polish Harvest Tour Sept. 9-23. Historic locations include Warsaw, Krakow, Czestochowa and board a vintage steam locomotive for an excursion to Spala for the National Harvest Festival.

For details, visit

Book talk

Children’s book author and illustrator Susan Castriota will read from her “Wilson’s Wondrous Tails” series at 2 p.m. March 30 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair. For details, call 412-835-6630.


Washington County Parks will host a Flight of the Timberdoodle program at 7:30 p.m. April 1 at Shelter 10, Mingo Creek Park. Bring binoculars and a flashlight. No fee. Register at 724-228-6867.


Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation will host a free screening of “Furever” at 7 p.m. April 3 at Bridgeville Public Library. The movie explores options to preserve memories of a pet and confronts contemporary trends, perspectives and relevant cultural assumptions regarding attachment, religion, ritual, grief and death and studies bonds that form between humans and animals. RSVP to 412-220-7800.

Bus Tour

Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation will sponsor a bus tour to Braddock at noon April 5. Members pay $35; nonmembers $60. Fee includes transportation, museum charge and refreshments.

For details, call Mary Lu Denny at 412-471-5808 ext. 527.


Community health

Monongahela Valley Hospital plans the following:

• First-Aid Instruction, 6 p.m. March 27, ECC. Fee is $30. Call 724-684-9536.

• Multiphasic Blood Analysis, 7-10 a.m. March 29. Fee is $25. Call 724-258-1282.

• Smoking Cessation classes, 6 p.m. April 1, 8, 15, 22. Fee is $20. Call 724-258-1932.

• Gene/Boots Easter Candy Sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 3, 4 in the hospital lobby.


Collier Township plans the following six-week exercise programs Thursdays, April 3-May 8 at the Collier Township Municipal Building:

• Instructor Carmie Woods will lead sessions of Hatha Yoga for Adults at 3 p.m. Fee is $40/residents; $45/nonresidents.

• Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi for adults. Intermediate class at 10 a.m.; beginner class at 11 a.m. Fee is $54/residents; $60/nonresidents.

For details, call 412-279-2525.

Light It Up Blue

Adopted by the United Nations in 2007, World Autism Awareness Day will be celebrated on April 2 to shine a bright light on autism as a growing global health crisis. WAAD is a day when individuals with autism are warmly welcomed in community events around the globe.


Art workshops

Wash Arts offers the following workshops:

• Pastel Explorations with Brian McDermott, noon April 7.

• Art of German Paper Cutting, ages 18+, 6 p.m. April 9 or 16.

For details, call 724-222-1475.

History symposium

Bradford House Historical Association will hold a history symposium beginning at 7 p.m. March 28 at W&J in Old Main. Learn about 18th Century Western Pennsylvania. Recently discovered artifacts from Braddock’s Bear Camp will be displayed. Books related to Braddock’s Expedition, the Whiskey Rebellion and local history will be sold. Winners of the middle/high school poster contest will have their posters displayed.

The first 50 registered will receive a free copy of the book “War for Empire in Western Pennsylvania.”

Admission is $12 in advance and $15 at the door. For information, call 724-222-3604.

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