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North Hills Monthly

Community Events, June 2016

May 31, 2016 12:35PM ● By North Hills Monthly magazine
Benefit & Fundraisers

Izzie’s Dash
Sat., June 4, 8:30am. North Boundary Park, 117 North Boundary Rd., Cranberry Twp. Honor someone affected by organ donation whether they are a transplant candidate, a recipient or donor family. Proceeds benefit Izzie’s Gift of Hope Foundation. Runner $25, walker $20. Register or call 724-591-6009.

8th Annual EggFest
Sat., June 25, 10am-3pm. Moraine State Park, South Shore, Pleasant Valley Rd., Portersville. BBQ event featuring the Big Green Egg charcoal grill. Cooks invited to join; bring food and recipes to prepare (free). Eggs supplied. ‘Sp-egg-tater’ tickets available, $15 each. Sponsored by Hearth & Home Furnishings. Proceeds benefit the Dollar Energy Fund.

Friends of Flight 93 Hosting Walk 93
Sat., June 25, 9am. Flight 93 National Park, Shanksville, PA, 15560.  A 2.28-mile noncompetitive walk through Allee Walkway, Wetlands Bridge and Western Overlook Trail. Proceeds will fund purchase of new trees in the Memorial Groves. Adults 18 +, $25; ages 13-17, $12; under 12 free. Register online.

9th Annual Shaler Great Gardens Tour
Sun., June 26, 11am-3pm. Shaler North Hills Library, 1822 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Tour five local gardens with great design, variety and color. Sponsored by the Shaler Garden Club. Proceeds benefit the Shaler North Hills Library. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 day of tour, on sale at the library or call 412-486-0211.

Jeans and Jewels
Thurs., June 30, 6pm. Left Field Meeting Space, 116 Federal St., Pgh. Former Steeler Chris Hoke and his wife Jaimee will chair the event benefitting the Cancer Caring Center. For info and tickets:

Sister of St. Francis Golf Tournament
Mon., Aug 8, 11am. Longue Vue Club, Verona, PA. Enjoy a day of golf while supporting the mission and ministries of the Sisters of St. Francis Neumann Communities. Noon shotgun start, scramble format, skill prizes, lunch, dinner and silent auction included. To register, or call 412-821-2200.

Annual Bethany Golf Classic
Mon., Aug. 29, 9am. Club at Shadow Lakes Golf Course, Beaver Lakes Blvd, Aliquippa. Four-person scramble, 18-hole format with skill prizes and contests. Includes refreshments and dinner. Proceeds benefit Bethany Christian Services’ expectant mother and adoption programs. $95 per golfer (foursome $85/golfer). Register or call 724-940-2900.

Arts & Entertainment

NHSD Summer Courses Online Academy 
Wed., June 1. North Hills School District’s Online Academy @ North Hills. Program is open to students in southwest PA and is offering 38 online courses for students in grades 7-12. Summer classes for credit recovery in math, English, science, social studies and health. Full credit enrichment courses and SAT prep courses will also be offered.  Deadline for registration is June 26. Call Mrs. Haberman, 412-318-1017 or find applications at

St. James Catholic School Registration
Wed., June 1. St. James Catholic Parish, 200 Walnut St., Sewickley. Currently accepting registration for the 2016-2017 school year for pre-school through eighth grade. 412-741-5540 or

Mars Shortline Railroad
Fri., June 3, 10am-2pm. B&O Train Station, #1 Brickyard Rd., Mars, 16046. Small-scale riding railroad open for the season every Friday and second Saturday through September, weather permitting. Donations welcome. 724-272-9588 or

Saturday Singles Dance
Sat., June 4, 18, 7:30pm. West View VFW, 386 Perry Hwy., West View. For ages 40+. Great Gift Card Giveaway on the 4th and Coney Island Cookout with free indoor picnic on the 18th. Dance lesson 7:30pm, dance at 8pm., 724-316-5029

Regional Show at North Hills Art Center
Sat., June 4, 7-9pm. North Hills Art Center, 3432 Babcock Blvd., Pgh., 15237. The Regional Show is a multimedia juried art exhibit featuring artwork by regional artists. Exhibit runs June 4-July 1, Mon.-Fri., 10am-3pm, call for Sat. hours. 412-364-3622,

Wellness Ministry Open House
Sun., June 5, 11:30am-2pm. Heritage Church, 2313 Rochester Rd., Franklin Park. Free demo classes for Zumba, Praise Moves and FXP Hoop. Refreshments served and all are welcome. For information, call 412-366-1356.

Transfer Tuesdays at La Roche
Tues., June 7, 8:30am-5:30pm. Rm. 104 Palumbo Science Center, La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd. Every Tuesday until Aug. 2, students who want to transfer or return to complete a bachelor’s degree will receive an unofficial credit evaluation, waived application fee and on-the-spot admission and scholarship decisions. For more info, call 412-536-1260 or
Vigil of Hope
Wed., June 8, 7pm. Passavant Hospital Foundation Legacy Theatre, 700 Cumberland Woods Dr., Allison Park. A nondenominational service open to the community to remember those who died from drug addiction, pray for those who still struggle and celebrate those in recovery. or 412-748-5120.

Sealarks Women’s Group
Wed., June 8, 5pm. Memorial Park Church, 8800 Peebles Rd., Allison Park. Christian fellowship and social activity for widowed, divorced and never married women. $5 for dinner. Call 412-487-7194 for reservations.

Adobe Lightroom for Beginners
Fri., June 10, 8:30am-4:30pm. Cranberry Municipal Center, Rochester Rd, Cranberry Twp. Learn the basics of importing, organizing and enhancing digital images in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Bring a laptop with Lightroom already installed. Cost $100, register call 724-779-4386 or

Indoor Rummage Sale
Fri., June 10, 9am-7pm. June 11, 9am-2pm. St. Richard Church, 3841 Dickey Rd., Gibsonia. Featuring nearly new and gently used merchandise including furniture, collectibles, home décor, toys, electronics, garden, pet supplies and more. 724-444-1971.

2016 Cheer Mini-Camp
Mon., June 6-10, 9:30am-noon. North Allegheny Intermediate School, 350 Cumberland Rd., McCandless. NA High School cheerleaders will conduct a mini-camp for participants to learn cheers, chants and a dance. Advanced registration required.

Ultimate Sports Camp
Mon., June 13-17, 9am-2pm. Blueberry Hill Park, Franklin Park. Summer camp for ages 6-13. Cost $155. More info and register

Family Scuba Class
Mon., June 13, 6:30-8pm. Cranberry Water Park, 450 N. Boundary Park Dr., Cranberry Twp. Participants will practice basic skills before diving and swimming in the pool with full scuba gear under supervision of a certified instructor. Ages 10 and over. $40 per person. Register or call 724-779-4386.

Tennis Clinics
Tues., June 14, 6pm. Community Park, 111 Ernie Mashuda Dr., Cranberry Twp. Each Tuesday for three weeks. Ages 5-8, 6-7pm; ages 7-12, 6-7:30pm; ages 10-14, 7:30-9pm. Led by Seneca Valley Phys. Ed teacher Eric Grove. $75, register online or call 724-779-4386.

Sewing with a Purpose
Tues., June 14 & 16, 10am-noon. The Olive Branch, 11160 Perry Hwy., Wexford. Students in sixth grade and up will learn beginning sewing with completed projects being donated to charity.  Free. To register, call 724-799-8700. Space is limited.

Fox Chapel Farmers’ Market Opens 
Wed., June 15, 3-6pm. Shady Side Academy Senior School, 423 Fox Chapel Rd. Fox Chapel. Open every Wednesday until Oct. 26. Features locally sourced produce, food and specialty items from within a 120-mile radius of the school.

Girls Field Hockey League
Thurs., June 16-July 28, 6-8pm. Pine-Richland HS Stadium, 700 Warrendale Rd., Gibsonia. Players from beginner to varsity can join, no experience necessary. Grades K-6 $75, Grades 7-12 $85. More info and registration

Movies in the Park – Pine
Fri., June 17, 9pm. Pine Park Gazebo, behind Community Center, 100 Pine Park Dr., Wexford. Karate Kid starts at dusk on the big screen. Bring a blanket and lawn chair. Kids 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Rain date the following Wednesday. 724-625-1636

Italian Dinner Dance
Sat., June 18, 6:30-10:30pm. St. James Gymnasium, 200 Walnut St., Sewickley. Celebrate Italian style. Enjoy entertainment by Mirella the Musician and dinner by Gino’s Catering. BYOB. $25 per person, tickets available at the Rectory. 412-741-6650

Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table
Mon., June 20, 7pm. Hampton Twp. Community Center, 3101 McCully Rd. Historian Eric Wittenberg will present Chickamauga: The Stands by Minty and Wilder at Reed’s and Alexander’s Bridges. Free and open to the public. 724-625-2329

Summer Program Offers STEMM Opportunities
Mon., June 20, 7:30am -3pm. Fox Chapel Area High School, 611 Field Club Rd., Fox Chapel. Three-week program for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who have an interest in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) careers. Fee $400. More info, 412-967-2479

Phipps Tropical Forest Congo Festival
Sat., June 25, 11am-4pm. Phipps Conservatory, 1 Schenley Dr., Pgh. 15213. Learn about medicinal herbs of the rainforest, taste regionally inspired dishes and learn about the Congo. Adults $15, seniors and students $14, Children 2-8 $11.

OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Program
Tues., July 12, 9:30am-2:30pm. Koppers Building, 9th fl., 436 Seventh Ave., Pgh. Volunteers (age 50+) to tutor in the Pittsburgh and Woodland Hills school districts for students in grades K-4. No teaching experience required; materials provided. More info or registration, call John Spehar 412-393-7648.

Health & Wellness

Overdose Prevention Class
Sat., June 4, 10am-noon. Assembly Hall, UPMC Passavant, 9100 Babcock Blvd. Bridge to Hope, a family support group for those whose loved ones are affected by substance abuse will sponsor the class with free Naloxone training administration and distribution. Training includes ways to reduce risk of an overdose, how to identify symptoms of an overdose and what to do when someone overdoses. Free seminar, RSVP online at or 412-748-5120.

Divorce Workshop
Sat., June 11, 8:30am-12:30pm. Medallion Wealth Management, 2605 Nicholson Rd., Ste. 2103, Franklin Park. A workshop to help women save time and money and gain knowledge to prepare and protect them in the divorce process. Fee $35, preregistration required By June 9, call Donna 724-493-9695.

Veterans Assistance Available
Fri., June 17, 10am-2pm. House Speaker Mike Turzai’s office, 125 Hillvue Ln., McCandless. Larry Michaelis will assist veterans with compensation, pensions, death benefits, education, health care issues and more. Walk-ins welcome, preregistration encouraged. 412-369-2230,

Women’s Business Network
Wexford Chapter
Tues., June 14, 28, 8am. Atria’s, 12980 Perry Hwy., Wexford.  For info, call Judith 412-848-7986.

North Hills Chapter
Fri., June 3, 17, 9am. Eat n’ Park, Rt. 8 and Saxonburg Blvd., Etna. For info, call Pat 412-486-8938.

Cranberry Chapter
Thurs., June 2, 16, 7:30am. Cranberry Community United Presbyterian Church, 2662 Rochester Rd. For info, call Chris 412-735-9494.

Criders Corners Chapter
Thurs., June 6, 23, 12 noon. The Sports Grille, 1294 Freedom Rd., Cranberry Twp. For info, call Jan 412-366-1600.

Sarver Chapter
Thurs., June 2, 16, 11:30am. Coopers Station Restaurant, Rt. 356, Sarver. For info, call Michele 724-353-2431.


United Way’s Open Your Heart to a Senior initiative needs volunteers to help seniors remain independent and stay safe in their homes. Deliver meals, provide transportation, help at senior centers and more. Call United Way helpline at 2-1-1 or

Ursuline’s Cart to Heart Program assists those who have difficulty grocery shopping independently by matching them with a volunteer shopper. Volunteers also assist in putting the groceries away during a brief, friendly visit. Call Karen Tobin, 412-224-4700, ext. 113.

Ursuline Services’ Checks and Balances program assists those who have difficulty with their financial affairs by matching them with trained volunteers who help them prepare bills for payment, assist with check writing, and balance checkbooks. Call Karen Tobin, 412-224-4700, ext. 113.

Neighborly Gnomes provides assistance with outdoor tasks such as gardening, raking leaves, trimming hedges and taking out the trash. Services are offered to any senior or adult with a physical disability living in Allegheny County. Visit

Free Rides for Seniors Shuttle in Rt. 28 Corridor
Mon.- Fri. The shuttle transports seniors in the communities along the Route 28 corridor to shopping and UPMC appointments on specific days for each community at no charge. Communities served by a second shuttle include Brackenridge, Cheswick, Etna, Millvale, Oakmont, Natrona Heights, Springdale, Tarentum and Verona. 412-449-0151.

Support Groups

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group
Meets 1st Monday of the month, 6-8pm, and last Fri., 1:30pm, Paramount Senior Living at Cranberry, 500 Seven Fields Blvd., Mars. 724-779-5020.

Amputee Support Group 
Meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 3pm. HealthSouth Sewickley library, 303 Camp Meeting Rd., Sewickley. 412-749-2255.

Amputee Support Group 
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7pm at HealthSouth Harmarville, 320 Guys Run Rd. 412-828-1300 ext. 7762. 

Bereavement Support Group, Beyond Bridge to Hope
Bereavement support group for those who have lost someone to substance abuse. Meets 2nd Wednesdays, 7pm, PHF Conference Center, McCandless Twp. Free. 412-748-6640. 

Bereavement Support Group
Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 1-2:30pm, St. Sebastian’s Parish, Haber Hall. Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry support group for widows and widowers over 50. Register at 412-366-1300.

Breast Cancer Support Group
Meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, 7-8:30pm, UPMC Passavant. Patients only. Free.

Brain Injury & Stroke Support Group 
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month, noon-1:15pm, HealthSouth Sewickley, 303 Camp Meeting Rd., Sewickley. For more info, call Michelle McCann, OTR/L CBIS, at 412-749-2388. 

Bridge to Hope
For families of those affected by substance abuse. Wednesdays, 7pm, PHF Conference Center, McCandless Twp. Free. 412-748-6640.

Cancer Support Group
Free general cancer support group meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 6:30-8pm, UPMC Passavant-Cranberry. 412-622-1212.

General Patient Support Group
Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, 7-8:30pm, UPMC Passavant. Free.

Head Injury Support Group
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7-9pm at HealthSouth Harmarville, 320 Guys Run Rd.  Call Tom Bymes for info, 412-670-4861. 

Lupus Foundation of PA
Free support group meets the third Tuesday of each month, 7 pm, UPMC Passavant. Contact Chris Callen at 724-759-1021 or visit

Mourning Glory Bereavement Group
Every 2nd Tuesday (7pm) and 2nd Thursday (2pm), Crystal Conservatories. For those who have lost a loved one. Assistance from a certified grief counselor. Free. Sponsored by St. Barnabas Medical Center Hospice. Register at 724-444-5541.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Pittsburgh South
Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 7-9pm, 105 Braunlich Dr., Ross. Support groups for families and caregivers of individuals who are living with mental illness. Free. 724-443-4422,

New Journey Christian Cancer Support Group
Meets 1st first Monday of the month, 7 pm, Stoneridge Church, 811 Dressel Rd. Free. 412-486-7778,

Parkinson’s Support Group
Meets the last Wednesday of each month, 1-2:30pm at HealthSouth Harmarville, 320 Guys Run Rd.  Jessica Valko at 412-828-1300 x7710 or

Serenity Counseling Women’s DBT Skills Group
Mondays, 6-7pm, 153 Perry Hwy., Suite 201, Pittsburgh. Manage emotions, improve relationships and reach life goals. Call or text 412-848-7023. 

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group 
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 5:30pm at HealthSouth Harmarville, 320 Guys Run Rd. Michelle McCracken, 412-828-1300 ext. 7200.

Stephen Ministry 
Available anytime. One-to-one Christian care for people going through difficult times. Initial face-to-face contact with the coordinator who then matches you up with a Stephen minister. Contact Pastor Heather Lubold at 412-491-9315 or Lynn Warmus at 724-713-5361.

Wexford Breast Cancer Support Group
Second Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm, Allegheny Health Network’s Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion, 12311 Perry Hwy. Free parking and light refreshments. Cosponsored by the Cancer Caring Center. Registration requested for newcomers at 412-622-1212.

Wexford General Cancer Support Group
Fourth Mondays, 5-6 pm, Allegheny Health Network’s Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion, 12311 Perry Hwy. Welcomes patients and adult family members. Free parking and light refreshments. Cosponsored by the Cancer Caring Center. Registration requested for newcomers at 412-622-1212.

ANCHORPOINT Counseling Ministry – 600 McKnight Park Dr., Ste. 802, 412-366-1300
Siblings Group
Mon., 4:30-5:30pm. A 10-week support and education group for children ages 8-12 who have a sibling with a disability.

Life Skills Group
Tues., 4:30-5:30pm. A 10-week educational group for children ages 8-12 who need help learning how to interact with adults and peers in a socially appropriate way.

Custodial Grandparents Group
Wed. 12:30-2:30pm. A support and education group for individuals who are raising grandchildren.
SPIN Bellevue for Single Moms
Fourth Monday of every month at Center of Bellevue, 6-7pm. A group for single moms in the Bellevue area facilitated by counselors from Anchorpoint. Free community meal and children will receive homework help while mom attends this educational group. Free but registration required.

Sanctuary for Teens
Tues., 4-5:30pm. An eight-week support group for teens grappling with depression, anxiety or feeling alone. Scholarships available. 

Grief Support Group
Second and fourth Wednesday,1-2:30pm. For widows and widowers over 50. Hosted by St. Sebastian’s Parish in Haber Hall. Donations accepted.

Self-Care for Women
Mon. 6-8pm. An eight-week support and educational group for women struggling with stress or depression and its effects in their lives. Scholarships available. 

Life After Divorce
Tues., 6-7:30pm. A 10-week educational group for people trying to make sense of life after divorce and learning to cope with the experience. Scholarships available.