Fundraisers - April 16

Published Apr 16, 2014 at 5:20 am (Updated Apr 11, 2014 at 1:36 pm)

KO scholarship fundraiser

Keystone Oaks Alumni Class of 1978, along with the Golden Wings Foundation, invite all KO supporters to a scholarship fundraiser to benefit the Keystone Oaks High School Class of 2014.

The event will take place from 8 p.m.-midnight April 25 at The Royal Place, 2660 Library Road (Route 88). KO’s own Lou Pietosi and his band Silent Partner will perform. Cash bar.

Admission is $20/person (tax deductible). All kids, high school age and under, are free. Make checks payable to Golden Wings Foundation and mail to: Patty Bell, P.O. Box 16403, Pittsburgh, PA 15242.

To make a donation, visit For details, email Jay Pisula at

Republican Dinner

Dr. Rick Saccone, State Representative in the 39th District, will be the guest speaker at the Bethel Park Republican Committee’s Annual Dinner, April 26 at the Bethel Park Community Center. Saccone will speak on the topic: “Restoring American Values: Is it too late?” For more information, call 412-440-3963 or visit

Dance & Duos benefit show

QM Productions, along with the Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh and other performers, presents the third annual Dance & Duos benefit show, 8 p.m. April 25 at the New Hazlett Theater. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Attendees are also encourage to bring a food donation for the Food Bank. Tickets are $15-$20. For more information, call 412-576-0898 or visit

Lions White Cane Day

Bethel Park Lions will be at South Park Shops from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 26 for its annual White Cane Day Solicitation. All donations benefit blind, vision-impaired charities. Look for Lions in orange apron vests.

Taste of the Town

The Bridgeville Public Library’s second annual Taste of the Town will be held April 26 in the Chartiers Room of the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Department on Commercial Street.

Tickets are $50 per person and are available at the library. No tickets will be available at the door. Savoy Truffle – the Beatles Band will provide entertainment. There will be some new restaurants along with returning favorites.

Pittsburgh Savoyards Dress Ball

For the past 75 years, Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic operas have lived on through The Pittsburgh Savoyards productions. The regional artistic gem features the talents of professional and semi-pro singers, actors, musicians, directors and producers who have staged dynamic productions of “The Mikado,” “The Pirates of Penzance,” “H.M.S. Pinafore” and more. More than 2,500 attended Savoyards shows last year at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library Theater in Carnegie.

Wrapping up the season-long 75th Anniversary Celebration will be The Grand Duke’s Dress Ball fundraiser, 8-11 p.m. April 26 at the Twentieth Century Club, the site of the first public performance by The Pittsburgh Savoyards. The masters of ceremonies are Jim Cunningham of WQED-FM and Jim Critchfield, a well-known local actor and teacher. There will be entertainment and dancing, including performances by individual artists of The Pittsburgh Savoyards, The Pittsburgh Savoyards Orchestra and The River City Swing Band. Hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, an exciting silent auction and a display of The Pittsburgh Savoyards historical memorabilia will also be part of the evening.

Tickets are $75 and VIP tickets are $125. For additional information, call Lynette Garlan at 412-916-8131 or Greg Kornides at 412-734-8476.

‘Girls’ Night Out’

Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh’s annual “Girls’ Night Out” fundraiser will take place April 30 at the Hollywood Theater, Dormont. This private screening of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” stars Audrey Hepburn, along with the chance to win Tiffany & Co. items including jewelry. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for refreshments; the movie starts at 7:30. Free parking is available. Tickets are $40. Contact Cindy Smith, 412-368-4400 ext. 2208, or, for more information or tickets.

Human Rights Dinner

The Honorable Aja Brown, 31-year-old Mayor of Compton, Calif., will be the keynote speaker at the 60th Annual Human Rights Dinner to benefit the Pittsburgh NAACP. Brown will address this year’s theme “Wealth: Affirming the Promise of Yesterday, Creating the Dreams of Tomorrow.”

A native of Compton, Mayor Aja Brown is the 13th mayor to serve the citizens of the City of Compton. On June 4, 2013, she made history as the youngest mayor elected in the city’s history.

The 60th Annual Human Rights dinner takes place 6 p.m. May 1 at the Westin Convention Center Hotel and is presented by EQT Corporation and the corporate committee is co-chaired by Charlene Petrelli and Greg Spencer.

Tickets are $75 per person and are available until April 28. To purchase tickets online or for more information, visit

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