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North Hills Monthly

Community Events

Jan 01, 2017 02:28PM ● By North Hills Monthly Magazine
Benefits & Fundraisers

North Hills Dance Marathon
Sat., Jan 14, 9am-9pm. North Hills Middle School Gym, 55 Rochester Rd., 15229. Hundreds of students will try to stay on their feet while raising money for Make-A-Wish and Children’s Hospital Foundation. Entrance fee of $25; donations are encouraged. Checks payable to North Hills School District and mail to 53 Rochester Rd., Pgh, PA, 15229 Attn: Dance Marathon. More info, Jennifer at

Golf Bash at St. Ferdinand
Sat., Jan. 28, 11:30am-5pm. St. Ferdinand's Oldenski Hall, 2535 Rochester Rd., Cranberry Twp. Three chances to win on each ticket; food and beverage included. Prizes given away every 15 minutes including five full sets of irons. Advance purchase required, need not be present to win. Benefits the Building Fund. Purchase $35 tickets at church office. More info, 724-816-7299.

Arts & Entertainment

Marshall Twp. Park Reservations
Tues., Jan. 3, 8am. Marshall Twp. office, 525 Pleasant Hill Rd., Ste 100, Wexford. Residents of Marshall Twp. can make park reservations in person starting on this date; online reservations not currently available. Nonresidents can reserve facilities beginning March 1, 2017. 724-935-3090.

North Hills High School Winter Art Show
Sat., Jan. 7, 1-3pm. North Hills Arts Center, 3432 Babcock Blvd., Ross. Artwork from high school students across many different mediums including pottery, sculpture, photography, digital imaging, drawing and painting. Opening reception open to public. Show will run through Jan. 21, 10am-3pm Mon.-Fri. Free.

Co-ed Indoor Soccer
Wed., Jan. 11, 7:30-9pm. Orchard Hill Church Gym, 2551 Brandt School Rd., Wexford. Weekly pick-up game open to anyone age 16 and up regardless of skill level. Walk-ins welcome. 1st Wed 8:30-10pm., 2nd Wed. thru March 29 7:30-9pm.

Greybrooke Garden Club Winter Program
Wed., Jan 11, 9:30am. Fellowship Hall Presbyterian Church, 4289 Mt. Royal Blvd. Hampton. Make Valentines for residents of Orion Personal Care Residence, one of the club’s community projects. Craft supplies provided, guests welcome. More info, 412-296-0538.

Get Organized Pittsburgh
Thurs., Jan. 12, 8:30-noon. Embassy Suites Airport, 550 Cherrington Parkway, 15108. National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) brings you the best ideas and product solutions for your organizing challenges and projects. Cost $15 if preregistered, $20 at the door.
Saturday Singles Dance
Fri., Jan 13, 7:30pm. West View VFW, 386 Perry Hwy., West View. For ages 40+. Free pizza party with salad bar and meet & greet. Sat. Jan 28: Great Gift card Giveaway—hundreds of dollars in gift cards to be given away. Dance 8-midnight. or 724-316-5029.

Phipps’ Orchid and Bonsai Show
Sat., Jan. 14, 9:30am-5pm. Phipps Conservatory, 1 Schenley Dr., 15213. Escape to a tropical paradise and see vibrant, varied orchids as well as meticulously cultivated bonsai trees. Exhibit runs until March 5. Admission $17.95 adults, $11.95 for children 2-18. Members free.
Men’s 5-on-5 Basketball Tournament
Sat., Jan. 14-Apr. 8, 8am. Orchard Hill Church Gym, 2551 Brandt School Rd., Wexford. For ages 16 and older. Teams of five to nine men refereed by WPIAL officials. 6-8 week regular season, 1-2 week playoffs and championship game. Register by Jan. 9. 724-935-5555 for more info and costs.

Words Without Walls Reading Series
Tues., Jan. 17, 8:30pm. Rea Coffee House Chatham Univ., Woodland Rd., Pgh., 15232. Native Pittsburgher Joseph Bathanti will read from one of his books with a book signing and reception to follow. Free and open to the public.

Kids Open Gym Night
Fri., Jan. 27, 7-9pm. Pine Community Center, 100 Pine Park Dr., Wexford.  Dodgeball for kids ages 8-12 with pizza and snacks. Members $6, nonmember $12. Preregistration required 724-625-1636,

Super Bowl Sample Event
Sat., Jan. 28, 11am-2pm. Penn Pantry, 253 Mercer St., Harmony, 16037. Sample unique and local foods for your Super Bowl party. Appetizer ideas and easy-to-prep items. Stock your pantry locally.
Pajama Party
Fri., Feb. 3, 7-9pm. Pine Community Center, 100 Pine Park Dr., Wexford. For children ages 6-12. Cookie decorating, Wii and board games, holiday movie with hot chocolate and popcorn. Members $6, non-members $8. Register 724-625-1636,

Pittsburgh Creative Arts and Knit & Crochet Festival
Fri.-Sun. March 24-26. 9am-5pm. David Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh. Festival will offer a marketplace, classes and special events in knit, crochet, sewing and quilting, fiber, spinning and more. Registration for over 90 classes is now open.

Registration Open for Prime Stage Theater Camp
Mon-Fri, June 19-23, 10am-3pm. Prime Stage Studio, 840 Saw Mill Run Blvd., West End. For teens 13-17 contemplating a career in the arts, or wanting to develop acting skills and gain self-confidence. Spaces fill up fast, early registration recommended. $150 per student.


Wed., Dec. 7, 9am-5pm. Lingenfelser Financial Services, 9123 Perry Hwy., 15237. Every Wed. 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 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 at 4-5:15pm. HealthSouth Sewickley library, 303 Camp Meeting Rd., Sewickley. Call 412-749-2388 to get on contact list and for more information. Refreshments provided.

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.