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Community Events

Jan 30, 2017 07:46PM ● By North Hills Monthly magazine
Benefits & Fundraisers

Hogwarts on the Hilltop
Fri., Feb 3, 6-9pm. North Hills High School, 53 Rochester Rd., 15229. Free Harry Potter-themed event. Board the Hogwarts Express, make your own wand, play quidditch and try the Sorting Hat. All ages are welcome. Donations are welcome with proceeds benefiting CASA of Allegheny County to help prevent child abuse.

Twilight Night
Fri., Feb. 3, 7pm. Memorial Park Church, 8800 Peebles Rd., Allison Park. High school soloists will present songs from their upcoming school musicals. Freewill donations to benefit North Hills Community Outreach.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Fundraiser
Mon., Feb. 13, 2:30-7pm. Jergel’s Rhythm Grille, 285 Northgate Dr., Warrendale. Nine students will compete to raise money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Winner receives a $5,000 scholarship. Singer Chris Jamison will headline; raffles, auctions, prizes and other entertainment. Admission $15, minors must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.

Arts & Entertainment

Snow Day
Sat., Feb. 4 & 18, 1-3pm. Pine Community Center ice rink, 100 Pine Park Dr., Wexford. All ages welcome and event includes games, bonfire, and snowman building contest. Hot cocoa and hot dogs provided. Free but registration required. 724-625-1636. Event is weather-dependent.

Teen Actors & Singer Invited to Audition
Mon., Feb. 6, 5-10pm. Prime Stage Studio, 840 Saw Mill Run Blvd., Pgh. West End. 15Minutes of Fame is for teens 12-18 years old with strong singing or acting skills. Audition onstage before an audience and a panel of judges. To reserve a five-minute time slot, email your name, phone number, and audition time preference to Ten winners will be selected to compete in finals on March 6 at the New Hazlett Theater Center for Performing Arts.

College Planning and Financial Aid
Tues., Feb. 7, 2:30-4:30 and Thurs., Feb. 23, 6:30-8:30pm, Panera Bread, 20111 Rt. 19, Cranberry. Wed., Feb. 15 and Mon., Feb. 27, 2:30-4:30pm, Panera Bread, 12071 Perry Hwy., Wexford. Right 4 You Advisors is offering free professional advice about college planning and financial aid. No appointment necessary.

Movies at North Hills Digital Immersion Theater
Thurs., Feb. 9, 6:30pm. North Hills High School, 53 Rochester Rd., Ross Twp. Back-to-back double feature will be shown on 24-foot dome. Wildbear’s Adventure is for kids preschool through elementary age. Losing the Dark and Dark—The Movie will follow at 7:15 and is for older children through adults. Free but reservations required. 412-318-1000 ext. 3166.

Wine, Women & Wellness
Thurs., Feb. 9, 5-7pm. Connected Health, 12620 Perry Hwy., Wexford. Join Connected Health, RED Dietitians, The Serene Space, Ameriprise Financial, the McCort Baker Group, LulaRoe, Sally Edgerly (Stylist to the SuperMoms) and more for a night of shopping, giveaways, education breakouts, wine and appetizers.

Daddy Daughter Dance
Fri., Feb. 10, 6-9pm. Pine Community Center, 100 Pine Park Dr., Wexford. Dads, bring your little valentine for a special night. 
Ages 5+. Dinner and refreshments served. Register by 
Feb. 3. 724-625-1636 or Member: $35 per couple, nonmember: $50 per couple.

BradMarPine Baseball & Softball
Registration is now open Spring 2017 for boys and girls ages 4-16. Kids from Bradford Woods, Marshall, Pine and surrounding communities are welcome. Visit www.bradmarpine  for more info and registration.

Love & Laughter at the Doubletree
Fri., Feb. 10, 8pm. Doubletree by Hilton Hotel-Cranberry, 910 Sheraton Dr., Mars, 16046. Love & Laughter weekend performance by headliner John Evans and Pittsburgh’s own Ray Zawodni. Tickets $15 in advance, $18 at the door. or 412-920-5653.

St. James Parish Music Plus Series
Sun., Feb. 12, 3:30pm. St. James Parish, 200 Walnut St., Sewickley, 15143. February concert Curing Those Winter Blues with the Eric DeFade Quartet. Preshow at 2:30pm will feature vocalist Ava Maha. Freewill offerings accepted. 412-741-6650,

AAUW Presents Pittsburgh’s Film Industry
Tue., Feb 14, 9:30 am. Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, corner of Fox Chapel and Field Club roads. Television writer and producer Carl Kurlander will talk about his career and why he has such optimism for Pittsburgh as an entertainment hub. Free, public welcome.

Saturday Singles Dance
Sat., Feb. 18, 7:30pm-midnight. West View VFW, 386 Perry Hwy, West View. For ages 40+. A Perfect Pair mix and match ice-breaking dance with gift cards and prizes., 724-316-5029.

Community College Night at La Roche
Mon., Feb. 20, 4-8pm. La Roche campus, 9000 Babcock Blvd., 15237. Community College students are able to explore the benefits of transferring to La Roche. Explore academic programs; learn about the transfer credit policy and articulation agreements and merit-based scholarships. Pre-registration required at or call 412-847-2509.

La Roche College to Host Meet Design
Mon., Feb. 20, 8am-3:30pm. La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., 15237. All-day event for high school juniors and seniors to explore the fields of graphic and interior design. Test creative skills with a hands-on design project. Register by Feb. 12 at

The Battle of Gettysburg
Mon., Feb. 20, 7pm. Hampton Twp. Community Center, 3101 McCully Rd, Allison Park. Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table will feature David Albert from the University of Pittsburgh speaking on the battle of Gettysburg. Free and open to the public. More info, call 724-625-2329.

Holocaust Survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan to Speak
Tues., Feb. 21, 6:30pm. Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center main stage, 1 Lincoln Park, Midland, 15059. Holocaust survivor and international speaker Marion Blumenthal Lazan will speak about her experiences during the Holocaust, and her inspirational mission in life. Free admission, limited seating. Call for tickets at 724-576-4644.

Kids Open Gym Night–Basketball
Fri., Feb. 24, 7-9pm. Pine Community Center, 100 Pine Park Drive, Wexford. Kids ages 8-12. Basketball, pizza and snacks. Pre-registration required. Members $6, non-members $12. 724-625-1636 or

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Thurs.-Sat., March 9-11 & 17-18, 7:30pm. Pine-Richland High School, 700 Warrendale Rd., Gibsonia. PR High School spring musical is based on a Biblical story about Joseph’s coat of many colors. Tickets ($12) can be ordered via email starting Feb. 18 at More info,

Hip & Knee Pain: Diagnosis & Treatment
Wed., Mar. 29, 9am. Cumberland wood Village, 700 Cumberland Woods Dr., McCandless. Presented by Tri Rivers Musculoskeletal Centers’ orthopedic surgeon William Abraham, MD. Learn about conservative and surgical treatment options. Reservations required. 412-367-5814 ext. 186 or

Women’s Business Network
Open to area women business owners and sales reps seeking networking opportunities to expand their contacts.

Wexford Chapter
Tues., Feb. 14 & 28, 8am. Monticello’s, 10441 Perry Hwy. More info, call Judith Gray 412-848-7986.

North Hills Chapter
Fri., Feb. 3 & 17, 9am. Eat ‘n Park, Rt. 8 & Saxonburg Blvd, Etna. More info, call Jessica 412-367-3200.

Cranberry Chapter
Thurs., Feb. 2 & 16, 7:30am. Cranberry United Presbyterian Church, 2662 Rochester Rd, Cranberry. More info, call Teresa Gadberry 724-316-3427.

Criders Corners Chapter
Thurs., Feb. 9 & 23, 12noon. The Sports Grille, 1294 Freedom Rd., Cranberry Twp. More info, call Jan Stevens  412-66-1600.

Sarver Chapter
Thurs., Feb. 2 &16, 11:30am. Coopers Station Restaurant, Rt. 356, Sarver. More info, call Miriah 724-681-7956.


Professional  Development Series
Mon., Feb. 27, 6-8:30pm. Ryan Room at Zappala College Center on La Roche campus, 9000 Babcock Blvd. The Secret to Attaining Competitive Advantage: How to Build a Culture that Sets Your Business Apart, presented by Bonnie Artman Fox. Ideal for business and HR professionals. Two HRCI credits; two SHRM credits. $15 per person, pre-registration encouraged.

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 412-749-2388to get on contact list and 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. 

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

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.

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 opt in to receive periodic check-in calls from the Hope Grows staff who will lend and ear, provide info and resources and listen for indicators that additional help is required. 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
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. 600 McKnight Park Dr., Ste. 802.

Self-Care for Women
Mondays 6-8pm. Anchorpoint offices. Support and educational group for women struggling with stress or depression. 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. 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. 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. 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