What’s Happening – Week of May 14

Published May 14, 2014 at 6:28 am (Updated May 12, 2014 at 9:16 am)


Tender Shepherd Preschool at The Bible Chapel, McMurray, is accepting registrations for the 2014-15 school term. Afternoon sessions are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Visit biblechapel.org for details.



Western PA Lensshooters Camera Club will meet at 7 p.m. May 14 at Peters Township Public Library. Paul Selvaggio from the Pittsburgh Zoo will speak. Photo theme is “flowers.”

WOMEN meet

WOMEN of Southwestern PA, Inc. will host organ recipient Jim Uhrig at 7 p.m. May 15 at Bella Sera Event Venue. Uhrig will talk about his book, “Partners 4 Life: The Importance of Partners in Surviving an Organ Transplant.” Dinner begins at 6 p.m. To RSVP, call Valerie Vernon at 724-969-0984.


South Hills Aglow will meet at 7 p.m. May 19 at South Hills Assembly, Bethel Park. Earlene Coleman, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in McKeesport, will speak. Nominal fee charged.

Decorative painters

Golden Triangle Decorative Painters will meet May 18 at the Finleyville Community Center. Debbie Carosone will teach a multi-media surface project at 10 a.m. Register at 724-785-5582. The meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. Cinco de Mayo will be celebrated for lunch. A trunk sale of painting items will be held.

Genealogy Society

The Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society will meet 1 p.m. May 19 at the Mt. Lebanon Library. Diane Klinefelter, professional genealogist, author and historian specializing in military records will present “Finding the Veterans in Your Family,” with tips on identifying ancestors who served. Meetings are free and open to all.

Lioness Club

Bethel Park Lioness Club will meet 6:30 p.m. May 21 at Rolling Hills Country Club. Bethel Park police officer Tom Rigatti will speak on identity theft. For details, call 412-835-2008.

Flea Markets

Library VFW

The Library VFW Post 6664 on Church Street in South Park will hold a flea market from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 16-17. A “super sale” will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday. Knick-knacks, collectibles, housewares, small appliances, books, jewelry, office supplies, pet supplies, linens, games and toys will be available.

Sales benefit the Library VFW Building Fund and Ladies Auxiliary.


Spaghetti Dinner

A spaghetti dinner to raise funds to defray the cost of medical care for Vernie Davis of Houston, who was injured while riding his motorcycle in Florida, is set for noon-6 p.m. May 18 at the Houston American Legion. Spaghetti, tossed salad and bread are $10 per person. Donations can also be made online at www.youcaring.com, keyword Vernie Davis.

Pancake breakfast

An all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast to raise funds for the Peters Township Relay for Life will be held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 18 at the Finleyville Fire Department located on Washington Road (Route 88) in Finleyville. The cost is $5 and includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea and orange juice.

National Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation’s annual NKF Golf Classic tees off with a shotgun start at noon May 19 at Valley Brook Country Club. Golfers will compete for Tiffany & Co. awards and an invite to the NKF Golf Classic National Finals at Pebble Beach, Jan. 15-18, 2015. For details, visit nkfgolfclassic.org.

SF Foundation

The Third Annual South Fayette Foundation for Excellence Golf Classic will be held 9:30 a.m. July 14 at Southpointe Golf Club. A hot breakfast buffet will be served at 8 a.m. The fee per golfer is $150, which includes an 18-hole scramble, riding cart, hot breakfast and lunch buffets, raffles, auction, door prizes and various awards. Visit www.southfayette.org to download a registration form by May 31 or call Maureen Pedzwater at 724-693-3047.

Golf outing

Peters Township Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting registration for its 25th Annual Golf Outing, June 2 at Rolling Hills Country Club. To register, visit www.ptcoc.org.


Call for grantsWOMEN 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 gra

Chartiers Creek Watershed Association’s annual walk will be held 2-4 p.m. May 18 through the North Franklin Wetlands. Meet in the parking lot next to the North Franklin Fire Company. Dr. Jason Kilgore of W&J College will lead the walk. No fee. To register, call 724-503-4785.

Open House

St. Anne School, Castle Shannon, is hosting an open house 1-2:30 p.m. May 18 for the 2014-2015 school year. For details, call 412-561-7720.

A Taste of Networking

Pittsburgh Social Exchange will host A Taste of Networking 6-9 p.m. May 21 at Bella Sera. For details, visit www.pghse.com.

‘Mile in Her Shoes’

Hair Peace and Highmark will present Walk A Mile in Her Shoes at 8 a.m. May 17 on the North Shore between PNC Park and Heinz Field. Proceeds will go directly to local women and girls who need financial help to purchase a wig as they fight all types of cancer.

Get a Highmark walk T-shirt for $25 donation; Hair Peace walk shirt for $50. All dogs with a $25 donation get a bandana. Drawing to win Mountaineer Resort overnight stay for two; Nordstrom Pampering Day for 4 and Swarovski necklace for those with $100 donation. For details, visit www.hairpeace.org.

Electronic recycling

JVS Environmental is offering an electronic items disposal service to residents and businesses of Mt. Lebanon, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 17 at the Public Works yard off of Cedar Boulevard.

Wool Day

The Oliver Miller Homestead, South Park, invited the public to watch live sheep being hand-sheared, and see other steps that are used in making cloth on May 18. For details, call 412-835-1554 or visit www.olivermiller.org.

Volunteers needed

Domestic Violence Services is looking for volunteers to help raise awareness and distribute literature in Washington, Greene or Fayette counties. Email edutrain@peacefromdv.org for details.


Skin cancer screening

St. Clair Hospital is sponsoring its annual FREE Skin Cancer Screening 6-7:45 p.m. May 29 in Sipe Infusion Center, Third Floor, St. Clair Hospital. To register, call 412-942-5082.


Bethel Park

• SmartPhones: The Basics, 7 p.m. May 15.

• What a Hoot!, preschooler fun, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

• Five Keys to Fibromyalgia Relief, 7 p.m. May 21.

• Falun Dafa (Falun Gong): A Traditional Self-Cultivation Practice to Improve Mind and Body, 7 p.m. Thursdays, May 22-June 12.

• Discovery Club, ages 4-6, noon Thursdays May 22-June 12.

Call 412-835-2207.


• Storytimes: Toddler-10 a.m. May 14; Preschool-1 p.m. May 15 and 10 a.m. May 16; Babies-11 a.m. May 16.

• Chess Club, 11 a.m. Wednesdays.

Call 412-221-3737.

Castle Shannon

• I’m on Facebook, Now What?, 10:15 a.m. May 14, 16. $5.

Call 412-563-4552.


Mother-Daughter Victorian Tea, noon May 17. $10 per person. Register at the library.

Call 724-745-4300.

Frank Sarris

• Photography & Camera group, 3 p.m. May 17.

• BeeBots Intro to Robotics, K-third grade, 4 p.m. Wednesdays.

• Used book sale – fill a bag for $5.

• Online homework assistance available through HelpNow! Visit franksarrislibrary.com.

• Volunteers are needed.

Call 724-745-1308.

Mt. Lebanon

• Kendama, Pill & Yo Yo, 3:15 p.m. May 20.

• Knitting Circle, 1:30 p.m. May 14.

Call 412-531-1912.


• Chinese Language for grades one-eight, 10 a.m. May 17, 24, 31.

• Homeschoolers group, parents and grades one+, 3 p.m. May 14, 28.

• Peters Township High School literary magazine release party, 6 p.m. May 20.

Call 724-941-9430.


• May 14-library will be closed to install new computers.

Call 412-429-5380.

South Fayette

• Tales ‘N Tunes, ages 3-5 with caregivers, 10:30 a.m. Fridays.

• Chess Club, beginners-5:30 p.m. and intermediate at 6:45 p.m. May 19. Tournament May 24.
• Mother Goose, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays/Wednesdays in May.

Call 412-257-8660.

South Park

• Vinyasa Flow Yoga, 7:30 p.m. May 14, 21, 28.

Call 412-833-5585.

Support groups

Caregiver support

The Alzheimer’s Association offers a Caregiver Support Group from noon-1:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month for those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

Facilitated by Rev. David Fetterman, the group will meet in Memorial Parlor of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair.

Reservations are not necessary, and there is no cost to attend.

Bereavement support

Family Hospice and Palliative Care offers the following free on-going support groups in the South Hills:

• Family Hospice Inpatient Center (formerly the Center for Compassionate Care), 50 Moffett St., Mt. Lebanon, 7-8:30 p.m. the third Monday of every month.

• Southminster House, 801 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, 1-2:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month.

• Baldwin Community United Methodist Church, 5001 Baptist Road, Whitehall, 7-8:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month.

No registration required.

For more information, visit www.FamilyHospice.com.

Cancer support

A head and neck cancer support group meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. The group meets at UPMC Cancer Centers, Bethel Park.

To register, call 412-622-1212 or visit www.cancercaring.org.

Stroke/brain injury support

The Brain Recovery Crew stroke and brain injury and activities group meets 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Bethel Park Community Center. The meetings are free. Participants should bring their own lunch. Focus is on exercises, cognitive activities, resources and socialization.

For details, call 412-915-8193.

Domestic violence

Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA offers a support group to folks with an opportunity to tell their story. Groups are free and confidential. For more information, call 724-223-9190 in Washington County.


Booty Barre

Lori Allen Dance Center, Canonsburg, will hold Booty Barre classes at 7:20 p.m. Tuesdays, May 16-June 17. Bring a mat and a set of two or three-pound dumbbells. Cost is $96. Drop-ins available. For details, call 724-747-0537.


Washington County Parks will offer a craft workshop at 10 a.m. May 14 at the Mingo Creek Park office. Make wool dryer globes to prevent static in drying clothes. Call 724-228-6867 to register.


Washington County Community Center, Canonsburg, will hold scrapbooking classes at 6 p.m. starting May 14. Bring photos, scissors and adhesive. Cost is $10 per week. For details, call 724-746-4316.

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