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North Hills Monthly

Community Events, May 2017

May 01, 2017 08:24AM ● By North Hills Monthly magazine

Shaler Area's Got Talent
Fri., May 5, 6:30pm. Shaler Area Middle School, 1800 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, 15116. Shaler Area Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will present a variety show highlighting the talents of Shaler Area  community members. There will be a 50/50 raffle, basket raffle and food and refreshments. Admission $5. Proceeds will benefit  Shaler District's PTO groups.

Flea Market
Fri., May 12, 5-8:30pm. St. Nicholas Church, 24 Maryland Ave., Millvale. Two floors with clothing for adults and kids, linens, household items, toys, games, baby items, books, food and ethnic baked goods for sale. Proceed benefit the St. Nicholas Church fund. 412-821-1893

Spring Plant Sale
Sat., May 13, 8am-3pm. Corner of Ingomar Rd. and Rt. 19. Ingomar Garden Club's  annual fundraiser. Hanging baskets, perennials, annuals, vegetables and garden crafts for sale.
Team Alex Fund 5K/5 Mile Run/Walk/Handcycle

Sat., May 20, 9am. North Park Boathouse, Pearce Mill Rd., Allison Park. Run, walk and handcycle divisions along with kids’ activities including a 50-yard dash, on-site fire truck, and visits from Pittsburgh area mascots. Trophies and gift certificates will be presented to top race finishers. Cost $35,

Tea & Tee Event
Sun., May 21, 9am.The Club at Shadow Lakes, 2000 Beaver Lakes Blvd., Aliquippa, 15001. Golf event, scramble format with skill contests and prizes, lunch and dinner. Cost $100 per golfer. Victorian tea, hors d'oeuvres, purse raffle, auction speaker and entertainment. Cost $40/$60 with dinner. Proceeds benefit Hope Grows, an organization focused on caregiver support. or 412-369-4673

Brian Demchak Hope Run-5K Run/Walk
Sun., May 21, 8:30am. UPMC St. Margaret, 815 Freeport Rd., Pgh., 15215. Race after-party includes the Taste of Fox Chapel, where favorite local restaurants give away free samples of their best dishes in a food competition. The $35 registration fee is waived for anyone raising $100 or more for the St. Margaret Foundation, which supports medication, transportation and more. Register before May 14 for $30; $35 race day.


Birdly® Opens at the National Aviary
Mon., May 1, 10am-5pm. National Aviary, 700 Arch St., Pgh., 15212. Birdly®, a vivid, virtual reality, full-body experience simulates the swooping, diving, gliding feel of a bird in flight. This will become a permanent exhibit. or 412-323-7235

Wildflower Walk
Fri., May 5, 9-10am. North Park, Pie Traynor Field, S. Ridge Dr., Allison Park. North Park rangers will guide people through the park. Learn about which flowers bloom when as well as where to find different species. Registration required, or 412-366-8100

Saturday Singles Dance
Sat., May 6, 7:30- midnight. West View VFW, 386 Perry Hwy., West View.  For ages 40+. Anniversary dance party with pizza and desserts. May 27: a perfect pair mix & match ice-breaking singles dance with gift cards and prizes. or 724-316-5029

North Hills Chorale Performance
Sat., May 6, 7pm and Sun., May 7, 3pm. Visitation Chapel at Kerns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Allison Park. Concert entitled Make My Life a Song. Freewill offerings accepted.

Kids Cooking for Mother's Day
Sat., May 6, 9:30-11:30am. Cranberry Twp. Municipal Center, 2525 Rochester Rd., Cranberry, 16066. Baker's Dozen Academy is holding a special class for kids ages 5-12 to prepare truffles as a Mother's Day gift. Cost $35/residents, $40/nonresidents. Register or 724-779-4386.

Super. Natural. Glass Art.
Sat., May 6, 9:30am-5pm. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Park, Pgh., 15213. More than 100 larger-than-life glass art pieces created by artist Jason 
Gamrath on display throughout the conservatory. Exhibit runs until Nov. 5. $17.95/adults, $11.95/children (2-18).

Stained Glass Suncatcher Workshop
Tues., May 9, 6-8pm. Hosanna Industries, 3930 Dickey Rd., Gibsonia, 15044. Participants will practice cutting glass and learn the basics of both copper and leaded stained glass techniques. Limited to 15 people, $40. or 724-770-0262

Watson Institute Celebrates Centennial
Wed., May 10, 4pm. Watson Institute Sewickley campus, Camp Meeting Rd., Sewickley. Open House celebration with tours of the campus and placement of a time capsule. Watson Institute serves more than 1,300 children with special needs.

Sealarks Women's Group
Wed., May 10, 1pm. Memorial Park Church, 8800 Peebles Rd., Allison Park. Group provides Christian fellowship and social activity to women widowed, divorced or never married. All welcome to attend. The Banjo All Stars will perform. 412-487-7194

Civil War Round Table Meeting
Mon., May 15, 7pm. Hampton Township Community Center, 3101 McCully Rd., Allison Park. Meets 3rd Monday of every month. Dana Shoaf, editor of Civil War Magazine, presents John Nevin: Odyssey of a Field Officer—the Story of a Soldier from Sewickley. Free to the public. 724-625-2329

Trolley Trails Through the North Hills
Wed., May 17, 7pm. North Park Lodge, North Ridge Dr., Allison Park. Explore the trolley trails that once operated through the North Hills. Presentation will share the history of trolley travel over the Harmony Route and Butler Short Line. Registration required,  www.northland or 412-366-8100.

Annual Plant Sale
Sat., May 20, 9am-2pm. Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, 614 Dorseyville Rd., Fox Chapel, 15238. Many varieties of herb plants as well as books, handmade items and flea market. Hosted by the Herb Society of America, Western PA unit. See website for preorder form,
Women's Self Defense Workshop
Sun., May 21, 1-3pm. Pine Community Center, 100 Pine Park Dr., Wexford. Ages 13+. Develop skills and techniques necessary to be aware and prepared for any situation. Member $25, nonmembers $35., 724-625-1636.

Copper Enamel Jewelry Course
Tues., May 23 & 30, 6-8pm. Hosanna Industries, 3930 Dickey Rd. Gibsonia, 15044. Learn how to prepare copper blanks, apply powdered glass and fire enamel. Limited to 15 people. $40. or 724-770-0262

Party on the Playground
Thurs., May 25, 4-6pm. Pine Park Playground, 100 Pine Park Dr., Wexford. Crafts and games, hot dogs and snow cones provided. No registration required.

National Senior Health & Fitness Day
Wed., May 31, 11:30am-1pm. Pine Community Center, 100 Pine Park Dr., Wexford. Ages 55+ enjoy a fun-filled day of activities including sportwall, ping pong, pickleball, nutrition info and snacks. Members free, nonmembers $6., 724-625-1636

Sewing Camp
Mon., June 19, 10am-2pm. The Olive Branch, 11160 Perry Hwy. (off Fieldview Rd.), Wexford. Sewing camp for beginning sewers ages 12 and up. Sewers will work on projects to be donated to charity. Class size is limited. Call 724-799-8700 for more info and to sign up.


AM Spirit Business Connections
Tues., May 9, 7:30am. Panera Bread, McCandless Crossing, Pgh., 15237. Meets every Tuesday for networking and business referrals. Guests welcome. Contact Glen Mason, 412-916-8999.

Restaurant Owners—Can You Make More Money?
Wed., May 3, 6-8:30pm. Hampton Inn, 610 Butler Crossing, Butler, 16001. Restaurant Reality Check presented by Gordon Barrett shares how owners can work smarter and not harder, and how to maximize profits and grow the business. Autumn Edmiston will demonstrate how to market restaurants through social media, branding and VIP programs. Cost $25, limited seating. Register 724-612-0755 or

Women's Business Network: 
May Meeting Dates
Fri., May 5 & 19, 9am. North Hills Chapter, Eat ‘n Park, Route 8 and Saxonburg Blvd. in Etna. Contact Jessica Ramish, 412-367-3200.
Thurs., May 4 & 18, 7:30am. Cranberry Chapter, Cranberry Community United Presbyterian Church, 2662 Rochester Road, Cranberry Twp. Contact Teresa Gadberry, 724-316-3427.
Thurs., May 11 & 25, noon. Criders Corners Chapter, The Sports Grille, 1294 Freedom Road, Cranberry Twp. Contact Jan Stevens, 412-366-1600.
Thurs., May 4 & 18, 11:30am. Sarver Chapter, Coopers Station Restaurant, Route 356 in Sarver. Contact Miriah Makowski, 724-681-7956.


STEM Savvy Event
Sat., May 13, 8:30am. Zappala College Center at La Roche, 9000 Babcock Blvd., 15237. Students grades 7-12 welcome to explore majors and careers through hands-on experiences and workshops. Registration deadline May 4, cost $5.

La Roche Summer College Schedule
Starting May 22, La Roche College will offer summer courses at a reduced tuition rate. Selection of traditional and online courses with multiple sessions running from three to 10 weeks. Free on-campus housing available to students who enroll full-time (six credits for domestic students; 12 credits for students in the English as a Second Language program). 
May 22 to June 10 – three-week session
May 22 to June 24 – first five-week session
May 22 to July 1 – six-week session
May 22 to July 15 – eight-week session
May 22 to July 29 – ten-week session
June 26 to July 29 – second five-week session
Apply online at Questions, call 412-536-1083.

Summer Courses Available through Online Academy @ North Hills
Mon., June 26. North Hills School District is accepting registration for summer educational programs. The district’s Online Academy @ North Hills, which is open to students throughout southwest Pennsylvania, offers 38 online courses for students in grades 7-12. Applications available at high school guidance office or


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. 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

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 opt in to receive periodic check-in calls. 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, 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, 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. 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