Fundraisers – April 23
Celebrate Indian Pride
Registration is now open for “Celebrate Indian Pride,” a fundraiser sponsored by The Peters Township Quarterback Club in support of the PT Indians Football Team. The fundraiser will take place from 7-10:30 p.m. May 3 at the Le Gras Hall at St. Louise De Marillac Church, Upper St. Clair.
The event will include food and beverages by “Gretchen’s Good Eats,” games, giveaways, silent auctions, 50/50 treasure chest, music, sports memorabilia auction and more.
Cost is $40 per person with proceeds going toward the purchase of 80 new uniforms and helmet face-masks for ninth-12th grade boys, as well as offset the costs of other program expenses incurred throughout the year.
For more information or to register, visit www.ptquarterbackclub.org.
Taste of the Township
The annual Taste of the Township will be held from 7-11 p.m. April 25 at Valley Brook Country Club. Tickets are $50 and are available at the Peters Township Public Library. Proceeds benefit the library. For more information, visit www.ptlibrary.org.
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.
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 benefit 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 www.qmproductionsinc.com.
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.
Mattress fundraiser sale
On April 26, the Mt. Lebanon High School Marching Blue Devil Band will sponsor its second annual Mattress Fundraiser Sale in the social hall of Mt. Lebanon United Lutheran Church, 975 Washington Road. Sale hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Discounts range from 30 to 60 percent below retail stores. All mattresses are brand new with outstanding factory warranties and include brands such as Simmons, Restonic, Southerland and more. Prices start at $259 and there will be 20-22 to choose from in all sizes. Professionals will be available to answer questions. All proceeds benefit the band. For more information, email Band Builders President Jill Mandelblatt at email@example.com.
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. For more information, call 412-221-3737.
Pittsburgh Savoyards Dress Ball
For the past 75 years, Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic operas have lived on through The Pittsburgh Savoyards productions. 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. The private screening of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” includes a chance to win Tiffany & Co. items including jewelry. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; the movie starts at 7:30. Tickets are $40. Contact Cindy Smith, 412-368-4400 ext. 2208.
Human Rights Dinner
Tickets at $75/person are available until April 28 for the 60th Annual Human Rights Dinner to benefit the Pittsburgh NAACP, which takes place at 6 p.m. May 1 at the Westin Convention Center Hotel.
The Honorable Aja Brown, 31-year-old Mayor of Compton, Calif., will be the keynote speaker. 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. To purchase tickets online or for more information, visit 60thannualhumanrightsdinner.eventbrite.com
Gala to Change the Game
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network of Pittsburgh’s Gala to Change the Game takes place 7-10 p.m. May 3 at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Guest of honor is Gary Schackleford, editor-in-chief of Game Changer Magazine. For more information, call 412-254-4573.
Family Hospice Golf Benefit
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and support Family Hospice and Palliative Care at its Annual Golf Benefit, May 5 at Valley Brook Country Club in McMurray. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m., shotgun start at 11 a.m. Great fun, great food, great cause, plus, lots of fun prizes, including a $50,000 hole-in-one contest! All proceeds benefit patient and family services in Family Hospice’s Western Pennsylvania service area. To register and for more information, call 412-572-8812 or visit www.FamilyHospicePA.org.
Hollywood Theater birthday party
To celebrate the Dormont Hollywood Theater’s re-opening anniversary, at 7 p.m. May 3, the Friends of the Hollywood Theater will host a birthday party fundraiser to raise money for a new $75,000 digital projector. As more movie studios turn to this growing technology, a digital projector is needed to keep the theater’s doors open. The Hollywood Theater’s “Go Digital” campaign is getting close to raising the funds needed for the projector. The evening will include live jazz music by Midnite Horns, tarot card readings, catering by Cain’s, a birthday cake and candy buffet, raffle and a screening of “Undaunted: The Forgotten Giants of Allegheny Observatory.”
For more information, call 412-563-0368.