Getting Together – April 30

Published Apr 30, 2014 at 5:19 am (Updated Apr 25, 2014 at 3:15 pm)


Derby Night

POWER of Southpointe will meet at 6 p.m. May 1 at the Meadows Racetrack & Casino for A Night at the Races. Wear your “derby.” Jodi Eisner, owner-Organizational Solutions for a Crazy World, will be the speaker. For details, visit

Genealogy society

Genealogy Society of Southwestern PA will meet at 2 p.m. May 3 at Citizens Library, Washington. Rebecca Kichta Miller will speak on “How to Begin a Family Archive.”

Book club

Countryside Book Club will meet at noon May 6 at the home of Joann Turnbell. Bonnie Opsal will review “The Buddha in the Attic” by Julia Otsuka.

Women’s network

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

• McMurray, 8:30 a.m. May 7, 21, The Meadows Messanine. 412-418-3072.

• Mt. Lebanon, 8:30 a.m. May 13, 27, Crowne Plaza, Fort Couch Road. 412-343-4361.

• Pittsburgh West, 8 a.m. May 14, 28, Papa Gallo’s, Bridgeville. 412-341-7667.

• South Hills, 8 a.m. May 1, 15, King’s Restaurant, Upper St. Clair. 412-334-3230.

• Bethel Park, 6 p.m. May 15, Municipal Building. 412-885-5162.

College club

South Hills College Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. May 10 at the St. Clair Country Club. Lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m. Dr. Sam Hazo, author and founder/director of the International Poetry Forum, will be the speaker.


Bethel Park

• Book sale preview night, 6-8 p.m. May 1. One large bag filled with books for $25. Open book sale 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 2, 3 and bag sale 1-5 p.m. May 4. $5 per bag supplied by the library.

• Avoiding Scams/Schemes in our Marketplace, 7 p.m. May 6.

• Spanish Club, K-second grade, 7 p.m. May 6, 13, 20, 27.

Call 412-835-2207.


• Pet First Aid Class sponsored by Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation, 11:30 a.m. May 3.

Call 412-221-3737.

Castle Shannon

• After School Art Club, 4:30 p.m. May 1, 8, 15.

Call 412-563-4552.


• Mystery Book Club, 6:30 p.m. May 1. Discuss “The Hotel New Hampshire” by John Irving.

• Summer reading sign-ups May 7.

Call 724-745-4300.

Frank Sarris

• Computer basics, 3 p.m. Mondays. Call to register.

• Library Explorers, K-fourth grade, 5:30 p.m. Mondays.

• Help with Kindle, Tablet or Nook, 3 p.m. Tuesdays.

Call 724-745-1308.

Mt. Lebanon

• Open Art Studio, kids, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 3.

• Cinco de Mayo, 1:30 p.m. May 4. All ages.

Call 412-531-1912.


• Teen Movie, 4 p.m. May 2. Watch “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.”

• Magic Tree House Book Club, grades 2-4, 10 a.m. May 3. Discuss “Sunset of the Sabertooth.”

• Cinco de Mayo, all ages, 11 a.m. May 3.

• Trash to Treasure, 7 p.m. May 8. Transform everyday objects into creative planters.

Call 724-941-9430.


• Scrabble for Adults, 2 p.m. Tuesdays.

• Toddler Storytime, 10:15 a.m. Mondays.

• Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 1 p.m. Wednesdays.

Call 412-429-5380.

South Park

• “Speaking Pittsburghese: The Story of a Dialect” by Barbara Johnstone, 7 p.m. May 5.

• Book Club, 7 p.m. May 7. Discuss “Road to Jerusalem” by Jan Guillou.

Call 412-833-5585.



John McMillan Church Preschool, Bethel Park, offers a morning transition class, Monday-Thursday, for children who would benefit from an additional year of preschool before entering kindergarten. Increased emphasis is placed on prereading, math, writing and language skills.

For details, call 412-833-4704.


2014 JONES Work

POWER of Southpointe will present the new 2014 JONES Work line of professional wear for business dressing at 11 a.m. May 3 at Macy’s, South Hills Village.

Attendees receive 25 percent discount. Complimentary brunch included. Register at

Cinco de Mayo

South Arts will hold a Cinco de Mayo fundraising celebration May 3 at the historic Schoolhouse Arts Center, Bethel Park. The free art show will open at 1 p.m. Dinner from 5-8 p.m. will include beef tacos, rice, beans, salsa, chips and dessert for $12. The works of photographer Michael D. Schloer will be featured. For details, call 412-831-8156.

Pony camp

Horses Unlimited Stables will hold mini pony camps in the morning May 3 and 10 and afternoon on May 4. Ages 5-10 will learn to groom and ride in South Park. Cost is $40 per child, per camp. Call 412-835-7726 for details.

Applications are being taken for the full, four-day camp in August and private “Pony, Pop & Pizza Birthday Parties.”

Outdoor fun

Washington County Parks will sponsor outdoor fun for families May 3 and 4 in Mingo Creek Park. Activities will begin at 2 p.m. including geocaching, birding, hiking, flint knapping, salamander search, small stream exploration, primitive fire building. The star party will be held at the observatory. Family tent camping will be offered for Saturday evening near Shelters 6-9 for $5. Call 724-228-6867 for an itinerary.


A free shredding event will be held 9 a.m.-noon May 3 in the parking lot of State Rep. Brandon Neuman’s office at 1825 Washington Road, Washington. Bring personal information such as credit card and bank statements, canceled checks, insurance records and medical information.


Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation will sponsor the following tours:

• Free Friday walking tours begin May 2. Meet in Katz Plaza (Penn Ave. & Seventh St.) Guided walk of Penn-Liberty Cultural District.

• Stained Glass Tours, May 24/25. Visit four churches each day. Fee is $120/both days or $70/one day.

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

Star party

Washington County Parks and Amateur Astronomer’s Association will present a star party May 2 and 3 at the Mingo Creek Observatory, near Shelter 10, Mingo Creek Park. View the moon, planets, stars and outer space. No fee. For details, visit


Community health

Monongahela Valley Hospital plans the following:

• Childbirth Preparation, Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, 7 p.m. May 7, 14, 21, 28.

• Bone Density Screening, Healthy Directions-Finleyville, 1 p.m. May 7.


WROC Summer Fitness classes begin May 1 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair. Choose from ballet barre, Tai Chi, strength and aerobics. All ages and skills welcome. Call 412-835-6630.


Canonsburg Hospital will hold free diabetes education classes:

• May 7, Intro to Diabetes: Monitoring and managing

• May 14, Dietary Management: Benefits of exercise

• May 21, Diabetes and insulin

• May 28, Preventing Eye Complication: Foot Care

To register, call Melissa Thompson at 724-873-3035.


Class of ’66

Chartiers Valley High School Class of 1966 will hold a reunion weekend Oct. 10 and 11 to coincide with homecoming. Email addresses should be sent to For details, call 916-354-0788.


Food safety

Allegheny County Health Department will hold a food protection certification course May 12 and 19 at the Bridgeville Vol. Fire Department. For details, call 412-687-2243.

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