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Community Events

Aug 31, 2016 11:01AM ● By North Hills Monthly magazine
Benefits & Fundraisers

Fifth Annual Arts & Craft Show
Sat., Sept.10, noon-5pm. St. Catherine of Sweden, 2554 Wildwood Rd., Allison Park. Crafters’ and artists’ show put on by Knights of Columbus No. 10411. Benefits the nondenominational Coats for Kids Campaign. For info, 4124-486-6001.

Anchorpoint 2016 Golf Classic
Fri., Sept. 16, 11am. Olde Stonewall Golf Club, 1495 Mercer Rd., Ellwood City. Noon shotgun start, skill prizes, reception, dinner and silent auction. Cost $250 per golfer. Proceeds benefit clients of Anchorpoint in need of affordable counseling and tutoring. Register at 412-366-1300 or

Pineapple Classic 5K
Sat., Sept. 17, 9am. Hartwood Acres, 4073 Middle Rd, Allison Park. The 5K is an obstacle course race with a Hawaiian theme. Participants will be crawling, climbing, bouncing and bending to raise funds for blood cancer research and patient services for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Luau Party to follow. Cost $50. Register at

Flea Market
Sat., Sept. 24, 8am–noon. St. Nicholas Church, 24 Maryland Ave., Millvale. Clothing for adults, children and infants, household china, vintage collectibles, holiday items, jewelry, toys and more. Food and bakery items for sale. Benefits St. Nicholas Church.  412-821-1893.

JDRF One Walk
Sat., Sept 24, 8:30am. Schenley Park-Flagstaff Hill, Corner of Schenley Dr. and Frew St., Pgh. JDRF One Walk has a single goal: creating a world without type 1 diabetes (TID). More info, or 412-258-1323.

Sporting Clays Shoot
Mon., Oct. 10, 8:30am. Seven Springs Mountain Resort, 777 Water Wheel Dr., Champion, PA. Clay pigeon shoot. 100 targets, awards for top team, individual and top three women. All skill levels welcome, bring your own guns and ammo, experienced trapper at each station. Luncheon, raffles, silent and live auctions included in price. Cost $150 per shooter. Call 412-741-2375 to register, deadline Oct. 1. Proceeds benefit Verland, a nonprofit serving individuals with intellectual and physical challenges.

Arts & Entertainment

NHCO Winter Coat Drive
Thurs., Sept. 1, 9am-4pm. North Hills Community Outreach, 1975 Ferguson Rd., Allison Park. New and gently used winter coats for local families in need will be collected Mon.-Fri. through Oct. 16. All sizes appreciated, children’s and adult XL, XXXL especially needed. Coats should be clean and have working zippers and fasteners. Hats, gloves and scarves also welcome. 412-487-6316 opt. 1.

Auto Raffle 2016
Thurs., Sept 1- Nov 12. Drawing Nov. 12. First prize-2016 Cadillac XTS and $5,000, second prize $3,000, third prize $1,500 in gift cards. Tickets $50 or 3/$100. Purchase at St. Ferdinand Church office, 2535 Rochester Rd., Cranberry Twp. or call 724-776-2888.

Community Swim Lesson Registration
Tues., Sept 6, 6-7:30pm. North Hills Middle School, 55 Rochester Rd. Pgh. Open to all North Hills School District residents or employees of NHSD and dependents. Register for children’s swimming and diving lessons, adult swimming lessons, community open swims, aqua aerobics, Instructor Aide Class for potential NHSD swim instructors and lifeguarding classes. Costs and dates vary by class. All lessons at North Hills High School pool. More info, call 412-318-1437.

Digital Immersion Theater
Wed., Sept 7, 13 & 16. 6:30 & 7:15pm. North Hills High School, 53 Rochester Rd. Skytellers: Why the North Star Stands Still starts at 6:30 p.m. and is targeted for children from preschool through elementary age. Two Pieces of Glass will follow at 7:15 p.m. and is appropriate for older children and adults. Free and open to the public. Reservations required, 412-318-1000 ext. 3166.

Fall Favorites Class with Chef Linkie Marais
Thurs., Sept. 8, 5:30 -8pm. Hearth & Home Furnishings, 300 N Main St., Zelienople. Food Network Star contestant Linkie Marais will demonstrate fall recipes, tips and tricks for cooking on the Big Green Egg. Tickets $40/person, 724-452-6732 or

“A Fair in the Park”
Fri., Sept 9-11, 1-7pm. Mellon Park, 6300 Fifth Ave., Pgh. More than 100 artisans and skilled craftsman will display their wares. Hands on demonstrations, live music, food, kids’ activities and more. Free and open to the public.

Cranberry Puppy Plunge
Sat., Sept. 10, 9-10:30am & 11am-12:30pm. Cranberry Waterpark, 1171 N Boundary Rd, Cranberry Twp. Current rabies certificate needed for admittance, tags alone not accepted. Aggressive dogs not allowed. Cost $5 per dog/resident, $6 per dog/nonresidents. Dogs must be accompanied by person age 16+. Preregistration is strongly recommended at or 724-779-4386.

Saxonburg Arts Festival
Sat., Sep 10, 10am-6pm, Sun., noon-5. Main St. and Roebling Park, Saxonburg. Art festival with art, craft and photography exhibits, music, food, children’s activities, 5K race, community walk and much more. Free admission and parking.
Tai Chi Exercise
Sat., Sept. 10-Dec. 10, 10:45am-noon. Orchard Hill Church gym, 2551 Brandt School Rd., Wexford. For ages 16+. Find balance, relieve stress and build vitality with this class taught by certified instructor Xiaobo Huang La Presta. Walk-ins welcome. $7 per class. Register or 724-935-5555.

Saturdays Singles Dance
Sat., Sept 10, 7:30-midnight. West View VFW, 386 Perry Hwy. For ages 40+ free dance lessons at 7:30. Black & Gold Steelers/Pirates Party featuring team prizes and giveaways. 724-316-5029 or

An Innovative New Project by Veterans Place
Tues., Sept. 13, 9:30am. Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, corner of Fox Chapel and Field Club Rds. Veterans Place Executive Director Marlon Ferguson will describe a new initiative designed to ‘shrink’ the fact that veterans are more than twice as likely as nonveterans to experience homelessness. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the American Association of University Women.

La Roche Open House
Tues., Sept  13, 5-7pm Palumbo Science Center, La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd. Open house events for prospective graduate, adult and transfer students to learn more about admissions, scholarship opportunities and academic offerings. Register at or call 412-536-1260.

Sealarks Women’s Group
Wed., Sept  14, 5pm. Memorial Park Church, 8800 Peebles Rd., Allison Park. This group provides Christian fellowship and social activity for women alone – widowed, divorced or never married.  All women alone are welcome to attend and consider joining the group. Cost $5. For additional info or reservations, 412-487-7194.

Main Street Mingles
Thurs., Sept 15, 5-8pm. Main Street, Saxonburg. Street closes for car show and handmade goods and farmers’ market. Local shops open during the event.

Ben Vereen to Perform at Hillman Center
Sat., Sept. 17, 7:30pm. Hillman Center, Shady Side Academy campus, 423 Fox Chapel Rd., Fox Chapel. Steppin’ Out Live With Ben Vereen is a blend of artistry, combining a tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. Songs, dancing and humor. General admission $60, VIP $115. Purchase or 412-968-3040.

North Hills Marching Band Festival
Sat., Sept. 17, 7pm. Martorelli Stadium, 5336 Perry Hwy., West View. 10 local high school marching bands and one collegiate band will perform. In the event of rain, will relocate to NH Middle School gym at 55 Rochester Rd. Ross Twp. Admission $6, children age 5 and under free. Tickets  412-318-1400.

North Hills International Day of Peace Festival
Sun., Sept., 18, 3-5:30pm. Point Grove on Lakeshore Dr., North Park. All ages and cultures are invited to celebrate building blocks for peace with music, dance, activities, food and a flag procession of 195 UN flags. More info or call 412-760-9390.

Gateway North AARP #3586
Mon., Sept. 19, 1pm. West View Banquet Hall, 398 Perry Hwy. Group meets every month on 3rd Mon. Short meeting and entertainment with cake and coffee. Everyone welcome.

Better Living as We Age
Tues., Sept 20, 6:30pm. Shaler North Hills Library, 1822 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Five conversations that every family should have for preplanning the next stage of life to ensure a safe and thriving future. Speaker is Lauren Kile of Patriarch Placement. Sponsored by the National Association of Aging in Place. To register, call 412-486-0211.

Arthritis Expo
Sat., Sept. 24, 9am-2pm. Regional Learning Alliance, 850 Cranberry Woods Dr., Cranberry Twp. Expo for people with arthritis, caregivers and general population to access the latest education and resources for treating and managing arthritis and related diseases. Free.

Ask the Attorney
Wed., Aug. 17, 7pm. Every 3rd Wed. of the month.  North Hills Community Outreach, 1975 Ferguson Rd., Allison Park. Free legal consultation for noncriminal issues such as divorce, bankruptcy, family matters, etc., for families in need. Preregistration needed, contact Brady at or call 412-408-3830 x 3217.

Divorce Workshop for Women
Sat., Sept 10, 8:30am-12:30pm. Medallion Wealth Management, 2605 Nicholson Rd., Franklin Park. The workshop will help women achieve optimum results while saving time and money. Gain important knowledge and resources to protect yourself as you gain a greater understanding of the divorce process. Register by Sept. 7 at 724-493-9695, cost $35.

Working Families are Waiting: Donate Your Car to Community Auto
Your unwanted running vehicle can help a low-income, working individual. Vehicles donated to Community Auto are repaired and sold at below-market value to local, working families who need them to get to work. Cars not suitable for repair are sold at auction and the money is used for the program. Ask us about donating fleet cars. Free pickup and notary. Contact Community Auto, a program of North Hills Community Outreach, at 724-443-8300 or


The Olive Branch
A fair trade boutique and outreach center located at 11160 Perry Hwy. in Wexford, is seeking volunteers to serve in its gift shop. No experience is required except an interest in helping others. Training is provided and the shop will pay for FBI clearances. Stop in or call 724-770-8700.

Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry is seeking Volunteer Tutors/Mentors
Assist students in all grade levels in reading, math, English, science.  Choose the subjects/grade levels that you are comfortable tutoring.  The commitment is one hour/week during the school year on the same day at the same time with the same student  helping with homework, study skills and remedial activities. For more information, call Sandy at 412-366-1300 ex.123.
Homework Buddies Needed at Anchorpoint
 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month October-May from 7-8pm to help SPIN students with homework.  Great opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to earn volunteer credits. For more information, please call Sandy at 412-366-1300 ex.123.

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.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group
Meets last Wednesday of each month, 5:30-6:30pm. Home Instead Senior Care, 4900 Perry Hwy., Bldg. 1, Ste. 100, Pgh. Registration required, call 412-266-2915.

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

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 from noon-1:15pm at 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 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7 pm, UPMC Passavant. Contact Chris Callen at 724-759-1021 or visit

Mourning Glory Bereavement Group
Meets 2nd Tuesdays at 7pm and 2nd Thursdays at 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 Wednesdays, 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 Mondays 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 will match you with a Stephen minister. Contact Pastor Heather Lubold at 412-491-9315 or Lynn Warmus at 724-713-5361.

Wexford Breast Cancer Support Group
Meets 2nd 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
Meets 4th 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
Self-Care for Women: Mondays 6-8pm. Support and educational group for women struggling with stress or depression and its effects in their lives. Registration is now open for fall.  Space limited. Scholarships available. Call 412-366-1300.

 Sanctuary—Empowering Teen Girls:  Tuesdays, 4-5:30pm. Anchorpoint offices. For girls grappling with sadness, loneliness, fitting in, assertiveness, body image and more. 
Registration is now open for fall.  Space is limited. Scholarships available. Call 412-366-1300.

 Life After Divorce: Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Ten-week educational group for people trying to make sense of life after divorce and learning to cope with the experience.  Major insurance accepted. Registration is now open for fall. Space is limited. Call 412-366-1300.

 SPIN for Single Moms & their Kids: 6:30-8pm, 1st & 3rd Wed. of the month. A support and education group for single mothers and their children. SPIN includes a free meal, great conversation, and homework help for the kids while the moms meet. Registration is now open for fall.  Space is limited. Call 412-366-1300.

Anchorpoint Bereavement Support Group for Widows/Widowers Over 50, meets 1 to 2:30pm, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, St. Sebastian Church in Haber Hall. To register call 412-366-1300.
Professional Counseling for families and kids: Need someone to talk with but can’t afford it or lack health coverage?  Subsidized professional therapy is available at Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry. Call 412-366-1300 or visit