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North Hills Monthly

Community Events

Dec 01, 2016 07:42AM ● By North Hills Monthly magazine
Benefits & Fundraisers

Community Auto Car Giveaway
Thurs., Dec. 1-7, Deadline for applications 4pm, Dec 7. Low-income working families can apply to win a 2008 Chevy Impala. Eligibility requirements and winner will be notified before Dec. 22. Apply online at or call 724-443-8300 for information.

Play it Forward Toy Drive
Thurs., Dec. 1-14, 8am-4pm. Edward Jones office, 2605 Nicholson Rd., Bldg.1, Ste. 1200, 15143. Collection site for gently used toys, books, games, electronics, sports equipment, bikes and movies (DVD) that will be given free to families in need on Dec. 17 at the David Lawrence Convention Center.

2107 Lucky Number Calendar Available
Thurs., Dec. 1-31, 9am-4pm. Sisters of Divine Providence, 9000 Babcock Blvd. 15237. Calendar is based on the day and evening Pick 3 (Daily Number) PA Lottery game. Each $25 number is valid from Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2017. Daily winners receive a minimum of $25 up to $150 on select days when their 3-digit number is selected. To order: 412-6235-5401 or Proceeds support the mission of the Sisters of Divine Providence.

Philharmonic Christmas Concert & Toys for Tots Benefit
Fri., Dec. 2, 8pm. Butler Community College Succop Theater, 107 College St., Butler. Features highlights from the Harry Potter series and holiday favorites. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive and receive a free ticket to a future event. Tickets $15, call 724-284-8505 or

North Hills’ Districtwide Book Fair
Sun., Dec. 4, 12-4pm. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 926 Freeport Rd., Pgh., 15238. Family friendly event will include live entertainment, meet-and-greets and readings from local authors. Percentage of each sale, with a voucher, will be donated to the Mario Lemieux Foundation and books purchased from an in-store display will be given to enhance the district’s literary collections. Vouchers available at

Sounds of the Season Holiday Concert
Fri., Dec. 9, 5:30pm. Legacy Theatre at Cumberland Woods Village, 700 Cumberland Woods Dr., Allison Park. Concert will feature Pine Creek Community Band with a reception open to the public with gift basket raffles, cookies and hot chocolate. Tickets $5. Call 412-748-6640. All funds raised benefit the UPMC Passavant Nursing Education Fund. 

A Journey to Christmas Concert
Fri., Dec. 9, 7pm. All Saints Church, 19 Wilson St., Pgh. 15223. Shari Whitico will perform an evening of Advent and music. Open to the public, free. Attendees are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to support the All Saints Food Bank.

The Merry Bells of Christmas Concert
Sat., Dec. 10, 7pm & Sun., Dec. 11, 3pm. Visitation Chapel, Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd, Allison Park. Entertainment by the North Hills Chorale. Freewill offerings accepted. Attendees encouraged to bring nonperishable food donations for North Hills Community Outreach food pantry. More info at

At Last Noel by the Dreher Chorale
Fri., Dec. 16, 7:30pm and Sun., Dec. 18, 2:30pm. Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School Auditorium, 1617 Rt. 228, Cranberry Twp. A new cantata with familiar holiday music and new pieces woven together with narration and video. Dreher Choral includes 65 singers from more than 40 churches. Free concert and a freewill offering will be taken to benefit local charities and food banks.

Arts & Entertainment

Art Pop Up Gallery Open
Thurs., Dec. 1 and Sat., Dec. 3, 11am-5pm. Also open weekends thru December on Saturday from 11am-5pm and Sunday noon-5pm. Pop Up Art Gallery/Shop, 317 14th St., Ambridge. Featuring 14 contemporary painters, jewelry makers, textile weavers, sculptors and mixed media artists along with four student artists. Exhibit hosted by Ambridge Historic District Economic Development Corporation.

Festival of Lights
Fri., Dec. 2, 3-9pm. La Roche College Campus, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Allison Park. Events include a craft show, live Nativity, ice carvings, carriage rides, activities for children, a visit from Santa and a fireworks display. Admission is free and open to the public. Schedule of events

Sounds of the Season Concert
Fri., Dec. 2, 7:30pm. Ingomar United Methodist Church. 1501 West Ingomar Rd., 15237. Pittsburgh Concert Chorale concert filled with holiday favorites. Tickets at the door or in advance. Adults $20, students $8, children under 12 free. or 412-635-7654.

Saturday Singles Dance
Sat., Dec. 3, 7:30pm-midnight. West View VFW, 386 Perry Hwy., West View. For ages 40+. Free speed dating and nacho bar. Dec. 17 holiday party with free appetizers and desserts. Free swing dance lessons. Call 724-316-5029 or

African Children’s Choir Concert
Sun., Dec. 4, 7pm. Saint Kilian Church Sanctuary, 7076 Franklin Rd, Cranberry Twp. Nineteen young singers between 7-11 years old. Free. More info at

Breakfast with Santa
Sat., Dec. 10, 9-10:30am. Pine Community Center, 100 Pine Park Dr., Wexford. Buffet breakfast, crafts, dancing, face painting and a visit with Santa. Members $12 per child, $6 per adult; Nonmembers $16 per child, $8 per adult. Call for reservations 724-625-1636.

Seventh Annual Cookie Walk
Sat., Dec. 10, 9am-noon. McKnight United Methodist Church, 600 Fox Dr., 15237. Easy way to buy a variety of Christmas cookies by the pound. 412-364-7132.

Sealarks Women’s Group
Wed., Dec. 14, 1pm. Memorial Park Church, 8800 Peebles Rd., Allison Park. Christian fellowship and social activity for women alone, widowed, divorced or never married. Entertainment by the 3 Rivers 4 Barber Shop Quartette. More info, call 412-487-7194.

Annual Senior Holiday Event
Fri., Dec. 16, 12:15pm. Seneca Valley Senior High School, 124 Seneca School Rd., Harmony.  Holiday presentation for seniors living in the Seneca Valley School District. Performances by students and a holiday lunch. Free but registration required by Dec. 9. 724-452-6040.

Pajama Party
Fri., Dec. 16, 7-9pm. Pine Community Center, 100 Pine Park Dr., Wexford. For children 6-12. Holiday cookie decorating, board games, Wii and a holiday movie. Register by Dec. 13 at 724-625-1636. Member $6 per child, Nonmember $8 per child.

Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra Christmas Concert
Sun., Dec. 18, 3pm. St. John’s Lutheran Church of Highland, 311 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Seasonal music by a 30-piece mandolin orchestra conducted by Charley Rappaport. Tickets at the door and online Cost $12 adults, Seniors 60+ $10, Children under 12 free.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
Tue.-Sat., Dec .20-24, 7pm. Orchard Hill Church, 2551 Brandt School Rd., Wexford. Journey to Bethlehem in this innovative family celebration including music, video, candlelight and a message by Dr. Kurt Bjorklund.

Noon Year’s Eve for Children
Sat., Dec. 31, 11am-1pm. Pine Community Center, 100 Pine Park Dr. Wexford. Event for children ages 3-10. “Midnight” will be at noon with a balloon drop for the children. Register by Dec. 24 at or call 724-625-1636. Member $6 per child, Nonmember $8 per child.

Phipps 2017 Classes Open for Registration
Jan., 2017. Phipps Conservatory, 1059 Shady Ave., Pgh., 15232. Enrollment for Jan-April classes. Floral arrangements and illustration to Tai Chi and food preservation. Sign up online at


Wed., Dec. 7, 9am-5pm. Lingenfelser Financial Services, 9123 Perry Hwy., 15237. Every Wednesday free second opinion and/or questions regarding financial matters. Other times available. Contact Kevin at 412-366-4900.

Support Groups

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group
Meets 1st Monday of the month, 6-8pm, and last Friday, 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 at 4-5:15pm. HealthSouth Sewickley library, 303 Camp Meeting Rd., Sewickley. Call 412 749-2388 for more information. Refreshments 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

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.

Think Caregiver
Free phone and online support for anyone providing unpaid care to dependent children, spouses, parents, sibling, relatives, friends or neighbors. Part of the Hope Grows nonprofit organization. Caregivers can call 412-369-4673 to receive periodic check-in calls from the Hope Grows’ staff. Go online to Hope Grows Facebook page and Twitter feed for tips and encouragement.

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 insurance accepted. Registration is now open for fall. Space is limited. Call 412-366-1300.

SPIN for Single Moms & their Kids
Wed., 6:30-8pm, 1st & 3rd Wed. of the month, Anchorpoint offices. 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