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Mar 01, 2017 08:27AM ● By North Hills Monthly magazine
Benefits & Fundraisers

Spring Dinner Collection
Wed., Mar.1-10, M-F, 9am -4pm. North Hills Community Outreach, 1975 Ferguson Rd., Allison Park. NHCO is collecting items now through March 10 to compile spring dinners for families who use the food pantry. Items needed include applesauce, cans of pineapple, boxes of mashed or scalloped potatoes, dessert mixes, dinner rolls or biscuit mixes, and butter. Financial donations also accepted. Hams have been provided by an anonymous donor. 412-487-6316.

Free Fidget Quilts from the Olive Branch Wexford
Wed.-Sun., Mar. 1-31, 10am-3pm. Olive Branch, 11160 Perry Hwy., Wexford. Free fidget quilts for families caring for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients. The small lap quilt provides sensory and tactile stimulation for restless and fidgety hands. More info, 724-799-8700.

St. Patrick’s Day Zumba Fundraiser
Mon., Mar. 13, 6-7:30pm. Pine Community Center, 100 Pine Park Dr., Wexford. Party into St. Patrick’s Day with a fun-filled Zumba class that benefits the Four Diamonds Fund, an organization working to conquer childhood cancer. Fee $15, cash only. Purchase tickets in advance, limited tickets at the door.

Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit Youth Mission Trip
Sun., Mar. 26, 4:30-7:30pm. Hampton Presbyterian Church, 2942 E. Hardies Rd., Gibsonia. Enjoy delicious pasta, sauce, meatballs, salads and homemade desserts. Freewill donations benefit youth mission trips this summer. A Chinese auction will also be held. 724-443-3201 or

Arts & Entertainment

Shaler Students Present Les Miserables
Fri.-Sat., Mar. 3-4 & 10-11, 7pm. Shaler High School, 381 Wible Run Rd. Les Miserables tells the tale of Jean Valjean, played by Dan Bittner, who is trying to turn his life around and police inspector Javert, played by Zach Reed. Tickets in advance or at the door for $7. 412-492-1200

Saturdays Singles Dance
Sat., Mar. 4, 7:30pm-midnight. West View VFW, 386 Perry Hwy. For ages 40+, pre-St. Patty’s Day with Pot of Gold drawing, prizes, gift cards and giveaways. Grand prize is a pass good for all 2017 dances. Mar. 25 dance: free speed dating and chile con queso nacho bar.

Pittsburgh Concert Chorale Performances
Sat, Mar. 4, 7:30pm. Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Rd., Pgh., 15238. Music of War, Music of Peace—a  concert highlighting the trials of war and the uplifting transcendence of peace. Will also be performed on Sun., March 5 at Ingomar United Methodist Church. Tickets $20, $23 at the door. or 412-635-7654.

Mug Making Course
Tues., Mar. 7, 6-8pm. Hosanna Industries, 3930 Dickey Rd., Gibsonia. Every Tuesday in March. Mug-making workshop using various clay hand-building techniques. $40 donation for the four-week course. Register or 724-770-0262.

Sealarks Women’s Group Top 10 Program
Wed., Mar. 8, 1pm. Memorial Park Church, 8800 Peebles Rd., Allison Park. Christian fellowship and social activity for women alone, widowed, divorced or never married. Program will be Hollywood Top Ten Lists: movies, actors, villains, etc. 412-487-7194

Discover Italy: Complete Guide for Traveling to the Bel Paesa
Thurs., Mar. 9, 7pm. Northland Public Library, 300 Cumberland Rd. Milan native Dr. Lorenzo Dellagiovanna will guide participants through Italy’s rich history, unique culture and lifestyle while providing information to organize a trip. The audience will receive a free copy of the e-book The Essential Guide for Traveling to Italy and access to free Italian lessons.

Pajama Party
Fri., Mar. 10, 7-9pm. Pine Community Center, 100 Pine Park Dr., Wexford. For children ages 6-12. An exciting evening of cookie decorating, board games, Wii and a movie. Snacks and refreshments served. Members $6 per child, nonmembers $8 per child. Minimum of 10 participants, register at least three days in advance.

Kids’ Cooking Classes
Sat., Mar. 11, 10:30am. Cranberry Municipal Center, 2525 Rochester Rd., Cranberry Twp. Three single-session, 90-minute cooking classes based on the MyPlate curriculum for kids ages 5-13. Classes focus on lunches in three popular styles: American, Mar.11, Italian, Apr. 22, Mexican, May 13. Register at $35 residents, $40 nonresidents. 

Opus I Music Society Salutes National Parks
Mon., Mar. 13, 9:30 am. LifePointe Alliance Church, Rt. 228 in Adams Twp. Kathy Csellar will present Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Our National Parks with Movie Themes. Public is welcome to enjoy songs from films made in national parks, including Star Wars and Journey to the Center of the Earth.

A Linguist (and Her Dog) in Denmark
Tues., Mar., 14, 9:30am. Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, Corner of Fox Chapel and Field Club Rds. Learn about the origins of hygge, a Danish concept that means comfort or coziness. It is a mindset that the Danes apply and why they are among the happiest people on earth. Professor Barbara Johnstone will present. Free and open to the public.

Book Reading and Discussion
Tues., Mar. 14, 6:30pm. Beaver Area Memorial Library, 100 College Ave., Beaver. Attend a book reading and discussion as the library hosts Beaver County author Dorothy Clear for an evening of truth, empathy, inspiration and motivation as it relates to organizing your life after a loss or major life transition. 724-775-1132

Renowned Poet to Lead Noncredit Course
Wed., Mar. 15-May 3, 6-8pm. Academic Bldg., La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd. La Roche College’s Poet-in-Residence Sam Hazo will host an eight-week course entitled The Spoke Page, which will examine the importance of reading poems aloud. Cost $50, preregistration required.  412-536-1785. Limited seating. 

Spring Musical Into The Woods
Thurs.-Sun., Mar. 16-19, 7pm. Fox Chapel Area High School, 611 Field Club Rd., O’Hara Twp. The spring musical Into the Woods will be presented in the high school auditorium. All tickets $13 each and all seats reserved. Purchase at If available, tickets will be sold at the door.

Biking from Pittsburgh to D.C.
Sat., Mar. 18, 2-3pm. Northland Public Library, 300 Cumberland Rd. Learn about the 335-mile Great Allegheny and Chesapeake and Ohio bike trails from Pittsburgh to D.C. from Ida and Maggie Adkins, who made the journey in 2016. Registration required at

An Orchid Extravaganza
Sat-Sun, Mar. 18-19, 10am-4pm. Phipps Garden Center, 1059 Shady Ave., Pgh. This Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania’s annual show is open to the public. Free, donations accepted. Free educational seminars, plant raffles, and orchid sales area.

Positive Space Art and Design Show
Mon., Mar. 20, 6pm. La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd. More than 150 works of art will be showcased at the Positive Space exhibit in the following categories: 3-D modeling, branding, corporate design, drawing and painting, foundations, health care design photography, typography and social design. Best of Show, and first, second and third places will be awarded.

Spring Job Fair
Wed., Mar. 22, 9:30am-1:30pm. CCAC North Campus, 8701 Perry Hwy. Representatives from the region’s employers will be on hand to discuss job opportunities, answer questions and provide information. 412-369-3674.

Chinese Folk Dance Class for Children
Thurs., Mar.23, 4pm. Cranberry Municipal Center, 2525 Rochester Rd., Cranberry Twp. Eight 45-minute Chinese folk dances for children ages 5-13. Instructor is Xiabo LaPrenza. Cost $70 for residents, $75 for nonresidents. Register at

Love Your Home: Home Repair Workshop
Thurs., Mar. 23, 6-8pm. Hosanna Industries, 109 Rinard Lane, Rochester, 15074. Learn about how to install ceramic tile and vinyl flooring. Come prepared to ask questions and learn in a small group hands-on setting. Preregistration required. Donation of $15 per household. or 724-770-0262.

Pittsburgh Philharmonic Concert
Fri., Mar. 24, 8pm. Succop Theater BC3, 107 College Dr., Butler, 16002. Concert will feature Dvorak’s Serenade for Winds, the Warlock Capriol Suite and Sibelius’ Finlandia. Tickets at the door or online or 724-284-8505 

Integrative Medicine Symposium
Sat., Mar. 25, 8am-1pm. Kean Theater, St. Barnabas Health System, 5847 S. Meridian Rd., Gibsonia. Learn about alternative and holistic ways to treat illnesses. Cost $30.

NHDS Sports Hall of Fame Nominations
Sat., Apr. 1. North Hills High School, 53 Rochester Rd, Pgh., 15229. Nominations for the 2017 Sports Hall of Fame must be received no later than Apr. 1. Inductees will be announced in June. Forms are available at or call 412-318-1438.

Easter Egg Hunt
Sat., Apr.8, 10:45 am. Pine Community Center, 100 Pine Park Dr., Wexford. Annual Easter Egg Hunt for ages 1-9. Bring a basket to collect the eggs and a camera for a picture with the Easter Bunny. Free for Pine residents, nonresidents $3 per child. Register by Apr. 1.


Wed., Mar. 1, 9am-5pm. Lingenfelser Financial Services, 9123 Perry Hwy., 15237. Every Wednesday free second opinion and/or questions regarding financial matters. Other times available. Call Kevin 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 group’s 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. 

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 information at 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 Wednesday of the month, 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 Monday 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 opt in 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 Wednesday of the month, 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 Monday of the month, 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
Anchorpoint offices. 1st & 3rd Wed. of the month, 6:30-8pm. A support and education group for single mothers and their children. SPIN includes a free meal, great conversation, and homework help for the kids. 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