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Community Events

Nov 01, 2016 07:59AM ● By North Hills Monthly magazine
Benefits & Fundraisers

Financial Donations Matched Through December
Tues., Nov. 1, 9am-4pm. North Hills Community Outreach, 1975 Ferguson Rd., Allison Park, 15101. An anonymous donor will match the first $25,000 in donations made to NHCO through Dec. 31. Donations help families in need in communities of northern Allegheny County by supporting NHCO’s many programs that provide emergency help and self-sufficiency programs. Mail donations to above address or visit

Saint Alexis School Vendor Event
Tues., Nov. 1, 1:30-3:30 & 5-8pm. St. Alexis School, 10900 Perry Hwy., Wexford. Shopping extravaganza with multiple vendors including Thirty One, Lularoe, Norwex, Stella & Dot and more. Food trucks from NPL, Flame BBQ and Franktuary will be there at 5. Benefits the St. Alexis School gala. Questions email

NCJW Designer Days Patron Party
Wed., Nov. 2, 6-9pm. Thriftique, 125 51st St., Lawrenceville.  Celebrate French culture with food, wine and music and get first look and gently used, high end clothing and accessories at up to 80 percent off. Annual fundraising event for the National Council of Jewish Women. Tickets $40 in advance, $45 at door.

Annual Stadium Review and Toy Drive
Wed., Nov. 2, 7pm. North Hills Middle School auditorium, 55 Rochester Rd., Pgh, 15229. North Hills Marching Band will perform its 41st stadium review featuring pregame and halftime music in an indoor concert setting. Attendees are asked to donate a new, unwrapped toy or book to benefit Allegheny County Labor Council's Labor of Love toy drive. 

NCJW Designer Days
Thurs.-Sat. Nov. 3-5, 12-6pm. Thriftique, 125 51st St., Lawrenceville. Purchase gently used, high-end designer clothing and accessories up to 80 percent off. Fundraiser for National Council of Jewish women to fund community service program and advocacy efforts. Free.

Purse Bash
Sat., Nov. 5, noon-3pm. Pine Community Center, 100 Pine Park Dr., Wexford. Afternoon of fun, food and your favorite purses. Girlfriends for Good proceeds benefit children and young adults with spina bifida and related disabilities. Cost $50, register

NHCO Holiday Toy Drive
Wed., Nov. 9- Dec. 14, 9am-4pm. North Hills Community Outreach, 1975 Ferguson Rd., Allison Park. Donations of new toys, games, sporting equipment, sports apparel and gift cards for kids ages birth to 18. Gift cards and teen-appropriate gifts especially needed. 412-487-6316.

21Voices:  A Rock Symphony to Benefit Alzheimer's
Sat., Nov. 12, 7pm. Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School, 1617 Rt. 228, Cranberry Twp. Multi-media event combining world-class symphonic musicianship with classic rock n’ roll and a unique cinema experience to take the audience on a journey down musical memory lane.  21Voices aims to drive awareness, understanding and compassion to serious social and health issues like Alzheimer’s disease through the power and scope of film, music, art and media. Funds will go directly to the production of 21Voices: Touched by Alzheimer’s. Tickets at . Adults $45, students $10.

Unique Boutique
Sat. Nov., 12, 10am-4pm. Edgeworth Club, 511 East Drive, Sewickley. Features 50 artisans and vendors selling clothing, home décor, gourmet food, jewelry, accessories and raffle. $10 admission or $35 admission and lunch, reservations required. Benefits the Heritage Valley BreastCare Program. RSVP and questions to 412-749-7050 or

Fall Into Fashion
Sat., Nov. 12, 11am. Doubletree by Hilton, 910 Sheraton Dr., Cranberry Twp. Annual luncheon and fashion show including a basket raffle, silent auction, 50/50 and more. Fashions presented by Chico's, Macy's Fur Vault, Versona and jewelry by Casa D'Oro. Cost $45 to benefit the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Reservation deadline Nov. 4 by calling 412-487-1309.

Napa Valley Pioneers Wine Tasting Fundraiser
Sat., Nov 12, 7pm. Shaler North Hills Library, 1822 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Wine connoisseur John Eld will conduct the tasting from labels like Mondavi, Beringer, Martini, Heitz and others. Seating is limited; must be 21 to attend. Tickets $30 per person or $50 per couple. Proceeds benefit the Shaler Library. Call for info and tickets 412-486-0211.

8th Annual Mission Mall
Sat., Nov. 19, 9am-2pm. St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1965 Ferguson Rd., Allison Park. Thirty-two tables representing 20 local and international nonprofits selling handcrafted items by local artisans and those in developing countries. Proceeds go to each group’s mission charity.

Arts & Entertainment

An Evening with Sam Hazo
Fri., Nov. 4, 7pm., Ryan Room, Zappala College Center, La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd, Pgh. Samuel Hazo is the founder and director of the International Poetry Forum and served as Pennsylvania’s first state poet from 1993-2003. He will be reciting from And the Time Is and his newest collection musing on mortality and love, They Rule the World. The presentation will be followed by a book signing. Free and open to the public.

Piano Concert to Celebrate 100th Anniversary
Sat., Nov. 5, 6pm. Seneca Valley Intermediate High School, 124 Seneca School Rd., Harmony, 16037. In celebration of the PA Federation of Music Clubs 100th anniversary, Nicholas Susi, the 2015 National Federation of Music Clubs' Young Artist winner in piano, will perform a Parade of American Music. Pre-concert lecture at 6, concert at 7:30. Tickets at the door: adults $10, students $5 (6-18), under 6 free. 724-865-2548.

Common Ground Conversation
Wed., Nov. 9, 7pm., Ryan Room, Zappala College Center, La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Pgh. Dr. Maureen Crossen, a theology professor at Carlow University, will facilitate With the Help of Your Mercy: God’s Mercy and the Demands of Social Justice. Free and open to the public. 

The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age
Wed., Nov. 9, 7-9pm. Hillman Center for Performing Arts on SSA Senior School Campus, 423 Fox Chapel Rd., Fox Chapel. With internationally recognized clinical psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair. Free and open to the public. Learn more at

Southwest PA History Authors Night
Wed., Nov. 9, 7pm. Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon, 7501 Church Ave., Ben Avon. Local history authors discuss The Hidden History of Pittsburgh and The Kittanning Raid of 1756. Meet the authors. 412-766-1233.

Fox Chapel High School Performs Our Town
Thurs-Sat., Nov 10-12, 7pm. Fox Chapel Area High School, 611 Field Club Rd., O'Hara Twp. Tickets $8 and sold at the door. District seniors 60+ are invited to a free dress rehearsal on Nov. 9 at 3:45 pm. Reservations requested call 412-967-2443.

Holiday Open House & Sale
Fri.-Sat., Nov 11-12, 10am-5pm. Olive Branch Gift Shop, 11160 Perry Hwy., Wexford. Shop for fair trade gifts that make a difference and receive a 10 percent discount off everything in the store during the open house. 724-799-8700.

Veterans Salute Breakfast
Sat., Nov. 12, 9am. Community College of Beaver County Athletics and Event Center, 1 Campus Dr., Monaca, 15061. Free breakfast and resource fair for veterans and current military members. First guest can attend for free, additional $5 each. Reserve by Nov. 4. Call 724-480-3557.

Veteran's Day Salute
Sat., Nov. 12, 7:30pm. Butler Intermediate High School, 551 Fairground Hill Rd., Butler, 16001. The Butler Symphony will perform, and debut the Community Choir. Veterans are invited to come in uniform to be honored and recognized for their service. Adult tickets $20.50, students $5.50. Purchase at

Saturday Singles Dance
Sat., Nov., 12, 7:30-midnight. West View VFW, 386 Perry Hwy., West View. 
For ages 40+. Free pizza party, dance and social event. Nov. 26: free pumpkin pie and Mix & Match ice-breaking singles dance event, hundreds of dollars in gift cards and prizes. 724-316-5029 or

The Lion King Jr.
Thurs.-Sat., Nov. 17-18, 7pm. Nov. 19, 10am. Dorseyville Middle School auditorium, 3732 Saxonburg Blvd., 15238. Annual fall musical. Tickets are $9.50 online at Unsold tickets available at the door for $10, cash only.

Children’s Theater Series: Dog Loves Books
Thurs., Nov. 17, 5:30 & 7:30pm. Marshall Middle School, 5145 Wexford Run Rd., Wexford. Presented by Citizens Bank. The series continues every month through March. More info,

Poinsettias and Pointe Shoes
Fri., Nov. 18, 6 and 7:30pm. Phipps Conservatory, 1 Schenley Dr., Pgh. Family-friendly event features excerpts from The Nutcracker and a sneak peek of the Winter Flower Show and Light Garden. Cost $28 for adults and $15 for children.

Pine Holiday Dazzle Show
Sat., Nov. 19, 4-7pm. Pine Community Center, 100 Pine Park Dr., Wexford. Enjoy a holiday celebration decorating cookies, doing crafts, performances by local talent groups, carriage rides, bonfires, food and a visit from Santa. Tickets $3 in advance until Nov. 18, $5 at the door. Purchase at Community Center.

Families Groove toward a Healthy Lifestyle
Sun., Nov. 20, 9am. Phipps Conservatory, 1 Schenley Dr., Pgh.  All ages are invited to the first Zumba class in the Family Fitness series. Class lead by YMCA-certified instructor, 
no dancing experience required. Registration required, space is limited. Free.

Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table
Mon., Nov. 21, 7pm. Hampton Twp. Community Center, 3101 McCully Rd. Allison Park. Meets the third Monday of every month. Gettysburg National Park Ranger Matt Atkinson will present the Siege of Vicksburg. Free to the public. 724-625-2329.

Annual Christmas Shopping Tour
Fri.-Sun. Dec. 2-4, 10am-5pm. The Little Shops of Butler County. A collection of local independent shops and artists are offering special promotions and door prizes when you shop in Portersville, Harmony, Zelienople, Evens City and Butler.


Saint Joseph Enrolling Students
Tues., Nov. 1, 9am. Saint Joseph High School, 800 Montana Ave., Natrona Heights, 15065. Now enrolling students for the Class of 2021 for fall 2017. Many academic scholarship opportunities exist. Schedule your shadow day and register for the placement test on Dec. 10. Contact Shane Palumbo at 724-226-4932 or


Free Screenings for Colon Cancer
Sat., Nov. 12, by appointment. UPMC Cancer Center at UPMC Passavant, 9100 Babcock Blvd, 15237. Noninvasive screenings include a FIT test. Qualifications: 50-75 years old, never had a colonoscopy or not had one in several years; with or without health insurance. Preregistration required by Nov. 10. Call Kathleen at 412-748-5762.

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., 15229. Registration required call 412-266-2915.

Amputee Support Group 
Date varies month to month, 4-5:15pm. HealthSouth Sewickley library, 303 Camp Meeting Rd., Sewickley. Call 412-749-2388 to get on contact list and for more information. Refreshment s provided.

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. Lunch provided. 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, beverages and snacks provided, 1-2:30pm at HealthSouth Harmarville, 320 Guys Run Rd. Jessica Valko at 412-828-1300 x7710 or

Sealarks Women’s Group
Wed., Nov. 9, 1pm. Memorial Park church, 8800 Peebles Rd., Allison Park. The group provides Christian fellowship and social activity for women widowed, divorced or never married. November program will be on sleep disorders. 412-487-7194.

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
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.

Self-Care for Women
Mondays 6-8pm. Anchorpoint offices. Support and educational group for women struggling with stress or depression. Registration is now open for fall. Space is 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
Tue. 6-7:30pm. Anchorpoint offices. Ten-week educational group for people trying to make sense of life after divorce. Major insurances accepted. Registration is now open for fall. Space is limited. Call 412-366-1300. 

SPIN for Single Moms & their Kids
Wed., 6:30-8pm. Anchorpoint offices. 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.

 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