What’s Happening - June 4

Published Jun 3, 2014 at 12:01 am (Updated Jun 2, 2014 at 10:47 am)

Women’s Business Network

Women’s Business Network meetings are:

• McMurray Chapter, 8:30 a.m. June 11 and 25 at The Meadows. Call 412-418-3072.

• Mt. Lebanon Chapter, 8:30 a.m. June 10 and 24 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Call 412-343-4361.

• Pittsburgh West Chapter, 8 a.m. June 11 and 25 at Papa Gallo’s. Call 412-341-7667.

• South Hills Chapter, 8 a.m. June 5 and 19, King’s Restaurant, Upper St. Clair. Call 412-334-3230.

• Washington Chapter, 8:30 a.m. June 11 and 25 at Panera Breat, Trinity Point. Call 724-263-0304.

• Bethel Park Chapter, 6 p.m. June 5 and 19, Bethel Park Municipal Building. Call 412-885-5162.


Memorial Race/Walk

The Bethel Branch of the Montour Trail will hold the Ninth Annual J. R. Taylor Memorial 5K Race/Walk 8:30 a.m. June 7. The race/walk begins on the trail near the Washington Elementary School on Clifton Road, behind Al’s Café.

For details, call Cyndee Welsh at 412-835-0522. Register at www.active.com.

Tails for Trails X

The 10th Tails for Trails dog walk, a 5K fun walk to benefit restoration of the National Tunnel and maintenance of the Cecil Section of the Montour Trail, 8:30 a.m.-noon June 7 (rain or shine), beginning at the Kurnick Plot (National) Access area on Cecil Henderson Road.

To download an entry form, visit www.montourtrail.org.

Dress for Success

RSVP by June 11 for a “Painting for a Purpose” fundraiser with Off the Wall Arts, sponsored by Dress for Success. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. June 18 at the Crossroads Center (4th floor), West Beau Street, Washington. Sandwiches, desserts and beverages will be provided. Cost is $35/person. Space is limited. No refunds, but substitutes are allowed.

Call 724-228-8327 to register.

Relay for Life

Relay for Life of Peters Township will take place beginning at noon Jun 14 through 8 a.m. June 15 in the parking lot at Peters Township High School.

Events include Relays Got Talent, Survivor Lap, Survivor/Caregiver Dinner, Fight Back Ceremony, Luminaria Ceremony, Catholic Mass, Late Night Pizza Party and Sunrise Service. Live entertainment, games, food and raffles.

For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/papeterstwp or call 724-222-6911.

Cancer fundraiser

Premier Home Design Center, Bridgeville, is sponsoring a “Meet the Author” event 6-8 p.m. June 18. Susan Evans, an ovarian cancer patient who is in remission, talks frankly about her experience of her treatment and recovery and her ability to keep her sense of humor through it all in her book “Don’t Write the Obituary Yet.”

Proceeds from book sales go to the Evans-Krivak Gynecological Cancer Research Fund (The Pittsburgh Foundation). RSVP to laura@premierhomedesigncenter.com">laura@premierhomedesigncenter.com by June 11, or call 412-276-5650.


Wall of Valor Induction Ceremony

VFW Memorial Park Post 764, McMurray, will hold an Induction Ceremony at 1 p.m. June 8 at the post on Valley Brook Road to honor Neil H. Brown of Upper St. Clair. 1st Lt. Brown will be inducted onto the Wall of Valor for his gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam and his award of the Silver Star. 1st Lt. Brown distinguished himself while serving as a platoon leader with the 101st Airborne Division during airmobile assault operations in the A Shau Valley during August 1969.

To learn more about the VFW Post 764’s Wall of Valor, visit www.vfw764.org.

Star Party

The Amateur Astronomer’s Association of Pittsburgh, in cooperation with the Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation, will present free Public Star Parties beginning at dusk June 6 and 7 at the Mingo Creek Observatory, located near Shelter 10 in Mingo Creek County Park. Rain or clouds will cancel the program.

Reservations are not required. For more information, visit www.3ap.org.

LGBT youth prom

GLSEN Pittsburgh and the GLCC will hold the annual LGBT Youth Pride Prom 6-10 p.m. June 7 at the Andy Warhol Museum for ages 13-20. The Youth Pride Prom is presented each year as an alternative event for LGBT and all youth, providing an inclusive school prom experience. The prom is a safe space free of discrimination and encourages all youth to attend, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online or at the door. For details, visit pittsburghyouthprom.tumblr.com or email Kayla Rodabaugh at krodabaugh@glsenpgh.org">krodabaugh@glsenpgh.org.

Father’s Day Festival

The Meadows Casino, Washington, will hold a Father’s Day Weekend Rock N Blues BBQ June 13-15, featuring more thna 100 home, garden and craft exhibits, food and beverages, and live music and a disc jockey.

Friday night is Smokin’ Hot Fashion Nite Out from 5-9 p.m. with three shows and the Glimmer of Hope charity auction. Saturday events take place 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and include the Mel Blount Youth Home Sports Memorabilia Charity Auction and Terry Bradshaw concert featuring comedy, storytelling and singing. On Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. events include Silver Star in concert and a stadium hot dog eating contest.

Free admission. For more information, visit MeadowsFestivals.com.

Woodlands field trip

The Westmoreland Woodlands Improvement Association is sponsoring our fourth annual Forbes State Forest field trip 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 14. The event will combine carpooling and walking, and is free and open to the public. Preregister by June 11.

For more information, call Sandy at 724-837-5271.

South Hills Aglow

South Hills Aglow welcomes guest speaker Rev. Jolene Belferman at 7 p.m. June 16, at South Hills Assembly, located on Bethel Church Road in Bethel Park. The meeting is open to the public. A nominal room fee will be charged.

Day on the Avenue

Bridgeville Day on the Avenue, a day filled with food, fun, games, music, car cruise, raffles and good times all on Washington Avenue takes place 11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 14. For details, call Bridgeville Borough Offices at 412-221-6012.

Curbside Collection

Woody Waste Curbside Collection takes place in Mt. Lebanon June 14. To make reservations, call public works at 412-343-3403 between June 9-12 to have your yard waste (limited to shrubs, tree branches and limbs) picked up at curbside. Visit www.mtlebanon.org for guidelines.


10th Anniversary

D&M Chiropractic in Upper St. Clair is celebrating its 10-Year Anniversary. As a thank you to the community, from June 9-13 all new patients will receive a complete exam and consultation at no charge. Call 412-833-1101 to schedule an appointment.


Bethel Park

• Raising Funds While Raising Spirits with Psychic Medium Debboe Pakler, PhD, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 7, July 12 and Aug. 2. Twenty-minute readings for $35 (cash only). Twenty percent of Pakler’s fee from each session will be donated to the library to help with its fundraising goal. Call the library for an appointment.

• The Legend of Striver and His Moral Compass: Beginning the Journey of Becoming a Good Person, 7 p.m. June 9. All ages.

• Natural Home: Inside and Out (two-part series) - Beautiful & Healthy Home, 7 p.m. June 9. Make your home a toxin-free zone. Yardening-Naturally & Healthy, 7 p.m. June 10. Pesticide alternatives to keep your yard safe for children and pets. Register.

• Teen Lock-In, 9 p.m.-midnight June 13 for grades 5 and up. Celebrate the last day of school. Games, contests, photo booth, crafts, karaoke, pizza and more. Bring a kendama if you have one.

• Writing, Editing, Publishing workshop, 11 a.m. June 14. Register.

For a complete listing, visit www.bethelparklibrary.org.


• Volunteers are needed in various capacities. Email Becky Wisbon at board@bridgevillelibrary.org">board@bridgevillelibrary.org for details.

• Teen Book Club, 3:30 p.m. June 6, ages 13-19. Read “The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks” by E. Lockheart.

• American Girl Book Club, 6:30 p.m. June 10 and July 8, and 1:30 p.m. June 26, grades 2-5.

• Summer Reading Kick-off, 11 a.m. June 13.

• Teen Summer Reading Bingo - stop by the library to pick up a card for a chance to win prizes.

For a complete listing, visit www.bridgevillelibrary.org.

Frank Sarris

• Fiction Book Club inaugural meeting, 6:30 p.m. June 4. Discuss “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green.

• Non-Fiction Book Club, 3 p.m. June 7. Discuss “The Poisoner’s Handbook” by Deborah Blum.

• Due to Canon-MacMillan’s graduation, the library will close at 5 p.m. June 10. Normal operating hours will resume Wednesday at 10 a.m.

• Coupon Club, 6:30-7:30 p.m. June 11.

• Friends of the Library will meet at 6 p.m. June 12. New members welcome.

For a complete listing, visit www.franksarrislibrary.org.

Mt. Lebano

• Tail Waggin’ Tutors, 7 p.m. June 5. First Thursday of every month. Preregister to read to a dog.

• Sketching and Story Making With the Happy Crab, 2 p.m. June 8.

• The American Civil War Era - U.S. Grant and His Lieutenants - From Cairo to Appomattox, 10 a.m. June 9, July 14 and Aug. 1. Lecture and DVDs.

• Mt. Lebanon Writer’s Group, 7 p.m. June 10.

• International Women’s Conversation Circles, 10 a.m. June 11. Practice the English language while learning about local activities and services available. Email pkelley@gplc.org">pkelley@gplc.org to register.

• The Fort Pitt Block House: 250 Years of Pittsburgh’s Oldest Architectural Landmark, 7 p.m. June 12.

• Battle of the Books sign-ups underway for kids in grades 4-6, through July 1.

For a complete listing, visit www.mtlebanonlibrary.org.


• Teen Summer Reading Kick-off Party, 1-3 p.m. June 7.

• Magic Tree House Book Club, June 7, grades 2-4. Discuss “Midnight on the Moon.”

• Girls’ Book Club, 6-7 p.m. June 9, grades 3-6. Discuss “Summer of the Gypsy Moths.”

• Roots Genealogy Club, 1-3 p.m. June 10.

• Drawing with Scratch Board and Pencil, 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 10-July 1, ages 6 ½ -13. Cost: $15 plus supplies.

• Evening Book Club for Adults, 7-8:30 p.m. June 11. Discuss “The One I Left Behind.”

• Summer Reading Kick-off Party, 1-3 p.m. June 14.

For a complete listing, visit www.ptlibrary.org.


• Conversation Salon, 1-3 p.m. June 9.

• Book Bingo, 7-8 p.m. June 12, ages 3 to 103. Free family event with lots of prizes. Register.

• Magician Dan Kuniak, 6 p.m. June 14 to kick off summer reading program. Free. Register.

• Summer Reading Program registration begins June 16.

For a complete listing, visit www.scottlibrary.org

South Fayette

• Summer Program Registration for Children, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 7.

• Mother Goose Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m. June 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25.

• Tales ‘n Tunes Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m. June 6, 13, 20, 27.

• E-Reader Drop-in Help Sessions, 6-7:30 p.m. June 11, 25.

• Accelerated Reader Access and Questyinz, June 16-Aug. 8.

For a complete listing, visit www.southfayettelibrary.org.

Upper St. Clair

• Summer Reading Program for adults, June 4-Aug. 6

• Dream Interpretation, 7 p.m. June 16, multi-purpose room.

• The library is closed Sundays during the summer.

For a complete listing, visit www.twpusc.org.

Support groups

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.

For more information, visit www.FamilyHospice.com.

Cancer support

The Cancer Support Group at UPMC Cancer Centers, Washington, meets from 6-7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. All patients with cancer and adult loved ones are welcome.

Call 724-223-3817 to register. Free parking.

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 the following free and confidential support for victims of domestic violence:

• Weekly support group.

• Empowerment counseling - individual one-on-one counseling, information and referrals, and advocacy (general and legal). For more information or to make an appointment.

• Safe shelter and support services for victims and their children.

For more information, call 724-223-9190 in Washington County.


Glass classes

The Glass Place in Lawrence will hold fused glass classes and copper foil panel stained glass classes starting in June. For details, call 724-969-0575.

Meditation workshops

The Brauer Institute for Holistic Medicine, Scott Township, will hold a Chakra Balancing Workshop 7-9 p.m. June 10. Cost is $45/session. For details or to register, visit doritbrauer.com/chakra_balancing.html or call 412-489-5100.

Preregister and pre-pay early.

Booty Barre

Lori Allen Dance Center, Canonsburg, will hold Booty Barre classes at 7:20 p.m. Tuesdays, through 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.

Divorce Workshop

A Second Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women is being held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 14 at the Peters Township Public Library. The workshop is being taught by a family law attorney, a certified divorce financial analyst and a therapist to address the legal, financial and emotional issues associated with divorce. Individuals will gain important knowledge and resources that will inform, prepare and protect them as they gain a greater understanding of the divorce process. Cost is $35 per person and preregistration is necessary before June 11 to Donna at 724-493-9695.

Saxophone & Woodwind Workshop

Register by June 14 for Three Rivers Saxophone Quartet’s (TRSQ) 24th Annual Saxophone & Woodwind Workshop, June 23-27 at California University of Pennsylvania’s Gallagher Music Hall.

The workshop is for all saxophone, clarinet and flute enthusiasts middle school age through adult, including students, amateurs, teachers and professionals, includes private lessons, small and large ensemble playing, jazz improvisation classes, big band section playing, orchestra excerpts, master classes dealing with all aspects of proper woodwind playing, repair and maintenance, theory, solfeggio, video and recording presentations, jam sessions and more.

Cost of $550 includes tuition and room and board on campus. For more information, visit www.threeriverssaxophonequartet.com. To register, contact Marino Galluzzo at info@threeriverssaxophonequartet.com">info@threeriverssaxophonequartet.com or 412-306-0498.

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