Getting Together – April 23

Published Apr 23, 2014 at 5:58 am (Updated Apr 18, 2014 at 4:14 pm)


Laureate Zeta Iota

Members of Laureate Zeta Iota will meet at 7 p.m. April 24 at the Cochran Hall Clubroom in Green Tree. Plans will be finalized for the annual Founder’s Day luncheon April 26 at Peters Place, Bridgeville. The service committee will collect trial size health and beauty items for abused women.

Bells & Beers

South West Communities Chamber of Commerce will present “Bells & Beers” hosted by Instinct Fitness in Bridgeville and The Fresh Market at 6 p.m. April 29 at Instinct Fitness. Cost is $15/members and $20/nonmembers. To RSVP, call 412-221-4100.

Garden club

Giant Oaks Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. May 1 at St. David Anglican Church, Venetia. “Friends of Old Economy Village” will be presented by Michael Kneckt and Pat Leiphart. Learn about the village’s history and gardens established in 1824.

Cost is $6. To RSVP, call 724-746-4664.


Bethel Park

• Secrets of Low Thyroid Problems with Dr. Kevin Smith, 7 p.m. April 23.

• Wise Walk in South Park, ages 50+, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, beginning April 24. Kick-off meeting at 10 a.m. April 24 at Bethel library.

Call 412-835-2207.

Castle Shannon

• Spring Planting, 6 p.m. April 29. Ceramic pots will be available for decoration.

• Learn to use WiFi, 10:15 a.m. April 28 & 30.

• Facebook Starter Kit, 10:15 a.m. May 5, 7, 9. $5.

Call 412-563-4552.


• Plant-Based Class-Beans not Beef, 6 p.m. April 28. $5.

• John Haigh-Air Force One, 6 p.m. April 30.

Call 724-745-4300.

Frank Sarris

• Copies of “Longitudes and Attitudes” by Thomas L. Friedman are at the library to prepare for May’s nonfiction book discussion.

Call 724-745-1308.


• Raffle tickets are available to win a framed print “War Party” depicting the American Indian by Andrew Knez Jr. Tickets are $1 and sold at the library. Drawing will be held June 5.

For details, call 724-926-8400.

Mt. Lebanon

• Laugh for the Health of It, 7 p.m. April 28.

• Shakespeare Readers, 10:30 a.m. April 28.

• Flute Choir, 7 p.m. Thursdays.

Call 412-531-1912.


• Mystery writer Kathleen George, 7 p.m. April 29.

• WWII Discussion, 11 a.m. April 30.

• Mystery Book Club, adults, 1 p.m. April 30. Discuss “Suspect” by Robert Crais.

• Chef, author of “The Gluten-Free Revolution,” Caroline Shannon-Karasik, 7 p.m. May 1. Fee is $5.

Call 724-941-9430.

Upper St. Clair

Pittsburgh Architecture in the Twentieth Century, 7 p.m. May 1.

Call 412-835-5540.

South Fayette

• Book Club, adults, 6:30 p.m. April 28. Discuss “Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain.

Call 412-257-8660.


Call for grants

WOMEN of Southwestern PA, Inc. will accept funding requests from local nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable and community organizations until May 15. Decisions will be made in June. For a grant application, visit Send completed form, a copy of nonprofit status and specify the amount requested (up to $2,500) and send to WOMEN of Southwestern PA, Inc., c/o Philanthropy Committee, P.O. Box 112, McMurray, PA 15317.

Grant funds were made available from profits of the annual Symphony of Food, A Chef’s Showcase dinner held in January.

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, call 412-835-0539.

Chamber meets

Peters Township Chamber of Commerce will hold an after-hours mixer at Metamorphosis beginning at 5 p.m. April 24. Register at

Card party

Wheeling Civic Garden Center, Oglebay Park, will hold a card party and salad luncheon at 11 a.m. April 25. Bring three friends and enjoy the cards of your choice or just come for lunch. Cost is $12 per person. To RSVP, call 304-242-0665.

Republican dinner

Bethel Park Republican Dinner will be held April 26 at the Bethel Park Community Center, with guest speaker State Representative 39th District Dr. Rick Saccone.

Tickets are $40/person. For more information, visit or call 412-440-3963.

Shredding event

The Paper Exchange will shred documents 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 26 at the Mt. Levanon Public Works yard on Lindendale Drive. Cost is $5 per box. First box is free.

Museum tours

David Bradford House Museum will open the season with tours, activities and demonstrations and open hearth cooking. May 1 is Men’s Day; May 2, Ladies Day; and May 3, Children’s Day. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For details, call 724-222-3604.

Fashion show

Keynotes of Music for Mt. Lebanon will host its annual fashion show at Valley Brook Country Club on May 3. Fashions will be featured by Coldwater Creek at The Galleria. Enjoy lunch, auction, 50/50 raffle and piano music by Hugh Papke. For reservations, call Paula Bongiorno at 412-341-3176.

Proceeds will benefit the Keynotes Scholarship Fund. The 44th annual scholarship competition will be held May 17 in the Fine Arts Theater at Mt. Lebanon High School. Contributions may be made in memory of a family member or friend. For details, call Toni Kvederis at 412-220-3080.


Blood drive

Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 764, McMurray, will sponsor a blood drive 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 26. Registered donors will be entered into a raffle to win Pittsburgh Pirate tickets. Appointments are welcome but not necessary. To schedule an appointment, contact Mary Ellen Brosick at, at 724-941-7207 (after 6 p.m.) or sign up at the Post located on Valley Brook Road. Bring your driver’s license or some form of identification.

Community health

Monongahela Valley Hospital plans the following programs:

• Foot Pain, 6 p.m. April 29, ECC. Call 724-258-1333.

• Colorectal Education/screening, 1 p.m. April 30, ECC.


Family Hospice/Palliative Care will present “Dementia: A Positive Approach to Care” May 5 at Asbury Heights, Mt. Lebanon. The 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. session ($40) is for health care professionals and provides six continuing education credits. The 6-8 p.m. session (free) is for families and caregivers. RSVP to 412-571-5661.



Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation will sponsor a masonry demonstration and workshop at 10 a.m. April 26 at the Landmarks Preservation Resource Center, Wilkinsburg. Attendees will try out tools and build during the demo.

To register, call Mary Lu Denny at 412-471-5808 ext. 527.

Real estate

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services will sponsor a Real Estate Career Information Night at 7 p.m. April 24 at Coldwell Banker Real Estate Headquarters in McCandless. Learn about careers in real estate. Free. For details, call 412-367-3050,

Spring classes

Peters Township Park and Recreation offers the following classes set to begin May 3:

• Stretch-N-Grow, ages 3-5, 1 p.m. Wednesdays or Fridays.

• Intro to Irish Dance, ages 5-12, 5 p.m. Fridays.

• Wild Safari Bus Trip to Zanesville, Ohio, July 24.

For details, call 724-942-5000.

Smoking cessation

Baptist Homes Society and St. Clair Hospital will offer free opportunites to begin a smoke-free you. Workshops will begin at 12:30 and 3:45 p.m. April 30 at Baptist Homes. Mt. Lebanon and 3:45 and 5:15 p.m. May 1 at Providence Point, Scott Township. To register, call 412-489-3594.

Art workshops

Wash Arts offers the following workshops:

• Concrete Bird Feeders with Connie Benline, ages 18+, 2:30 p.m. May 3 or 24.

• Chalkboard Paint Wine/Cheese Party with Allison Evans, ages 18+, 3 p.m. May 24. Bring a gallon of paint, 4-8 wine glasses, bottle of wine and cheese to share.

For details, call 724-222-1475.

Glass exhibit

Pittsburgh Glass Center plans the Si02 High School Student Exhibit 6 p.m. April 25

For details, call 412-365-2145.

Learn about wines

Dreadnought Wines in the Strip District plans the following events and classes:

• Saturday Sipper-Spring Sippers, 2 p.m. April 26. Taste/discuss four wines. $15.

• Wine Science-What’s in a glass?, 6 p.m. April 30. $39.

To register, call 412-391-1709.

Schoolhouse art

Classes are planned at the Schoolhouse Arts Center, Bethel Park:

• Art Express for Kids, 5:30 p.m. May 1.

• Express & Sketch drawing basics, May 2.

• Knit & Crochet, May 3. All levels

For details, call 412-526-2997.

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