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Community Events, June 2017

Jun 01, 2017 02:28PM ● Published by North Hills Monthly magazine

BENEFITS & FUNDRAISERS

Sisters of Divine Providence Summer Sweepstakes
Thurs., June 1. 2017 Sisters’ Summer Sweepstakes. A chance to win $2,000, $500 and $100 cash prizes. Enter at www.cdpsisters.org/summersweeps. Proceeds benefit the ministries and mission of the Sisters of Divine Providence. Sweepstakes ends Sept. 1, 2017.

Trap Shoot Benefit
Sat., June 3, 8am. North Side Sportsmen’s Association, 325 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Warrendale. 13th annual trapshoot event, including special contests and auction baskets. Registration includes 12-gauge shells for two rounds of 25, breakfast, beverages and lunch. Own shotgun required. Cost $90. Proceeds benefit impoverished households through Hosanna Industries. www.hosannaindustries.org/upcoming-events or 724-770-0262. 

A Night in the Spotlight
Thurs., June 8, 6-9pm, Pittsburgh’s Grand Hall at The Priory, 614 Pressley St., North Side. Former Steeler Matt Bahr and actor Brian Ceponis will be on hand for Prime Stage Theatre’s benefit. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, music and silent auction. Announcement of 2017-2018 season. Proceeds benefit Prime Stage outreach programs and productions. Tickets $60 each.
www.primestage.com/events
St. Sebastian Flea Market
Fri.-Sun., June 23-25, 8am. St. Sebastian school gym and cafeteria, 311 Siebert Rd., Pgh., 15237. Items include small furniture, appliances, electronics, baby items, games, toys, garden accessories. Food has been added this year. Proceeds benefit church ministries.
www.saintsebastianparish.org
10th Annual Shaler Great Gardens Tour
Sun., June 25, 11am-3pm. Shaler North Hills Library, 1822 Mt. Royal Blvd, Glenshaw. Five beautiful gardens have been selected to inspire and delight. Sponsored by the Shaler Garden Club for the benefit of the library. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 on site. www.shalerlibrary.org, www.shalergardenclub.com or 412-486-0211.

Asthma Day at Kennywood Park
Thurs., Aug. 3, 10:15am -1pm. Kennywood Park, 4800 Kennywood Blvd., West Mifflin, 15122. Breathe PA hosts Asthma Day bringing together fourth-sixth graders with parents and caregivers to meet with professionals, learn about asthma, ask questions and have fun. $20 fee for each child with two guests includes tickets to the park and lunch. 724-772-1750.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Cranberry Water Park Open
Sat., May 27, 11:30am. N. Boundary Park Rd., Cranberry. Pool including 120 ft. slide, spray pad zone, sand volleyball, diving well, in-pool benches, baby pool, water dump bucket, climbing wall, lap lanes, private sun decks, playground, locker rooms, food concession, free chaise lounges and Adirondack chairs. Memberships available. www.cranberry4fun.com

Birdly® by SOMNIACS
Thurs., June 1-30, 10am-5pm. National Aviary, 700 Arch St., Pgh., 15212. Make your dream of flying a virtual reality by using a flight simulation to fly like a bird through New York City. Book your flight at the Visitors Services desk upon arrival. $8 per person per flight plus admission to Aviary, $14 adults, $13 children ages 2-12. www.aviary.org

Western PA Mushroom Club Walks and Meeting
Fri., June 3, 10am. McConnells Mill State Park, 
2697 McConnells Mill Rd., Portersville, 16051. Free walk.
Sat., June 10, 10am. Moraine State Park, 
225 Pleasant Valley Rd., Portersville, 16051. Free walk.
Tues., June 20, 7pm. Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, 
614 Dorseyville Rd. Meeting with gardening expert. Free.
Sat., June 24, 10am. Lindbrook Woodlands, 
Lindbrook Park Dr., Sewickley. Registration required, fee $5.
www.wpamushroomclub.org

Strawberry Festival
Sat., June 3, 4-8pm. Parkwood Presbyterian Church, 4289 Mt. Royal Blvd. Allison Park. Specialty sandwiches, salads, strawberry desserts, ice cream and a bake sale. Children’s games, inflatables, horse rides and hay wagon. Fun for the entire family.

Overdose Prevention Class with Naloxone Training
Wed., June 7, 7pm. Cumberland Woods Village Conference Center, 701 Cumberland Woods Dr., Allison Park. Ways to reduce risk of overdose, how to identify symptoms, what to do if you see a person overdose, how to administer Naloxone (Narcan). Free to attend.

Rummage Sale
Fri., June 9, 9am-7pm. St. Richard Church, 3841 Dickey Rd., Gibsonia. Indoor rummage sale with nearly new and gently used furniture, home décor, kitchenware, wall art, books, toys, tools, electronics, garden and more. Sale continues Saturday from 9am-1pm with most merchandise half-price. 724-444-1971, www.saintrichardparish.org.

Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival
Fri., June 9-11, 9am- 10pm. Coopers Lake Campground, 205 Currie Rd., Slippery Rock, 16057. Seventh annual event for Jeep owners and those who love Jeeps. Vendors, exhibits, live bands and an all-you-can-eat WingFest. Tickets adults $10, Kids 3-12 $3. More info, www.bantamjeepfestival.com or 724-256-4050.

Healthy Birds, Healthy Planet Teacher Workshop
Sat., June 10, 9am-3pm. National Aviary, 700 Arch St., Pgh. 15212. Discover more about local and global conservations programs, scientific research, education and the role of the aviary in these efforts. Cost $100 includes lunch, lessons and activities, live bird encounters and admission to the Aviary. Register 412-258-9439.

Pet ‘n Play
Sun., June 11, 10am-3pm. Hartwood Acres, 200 Hartwood Acres, Pgh, 15238. CBS Radio Pittsburgh presents an event for pets and their families with obstacle courses, booths, food trucks, pet parade, kids zone, live music and more.

Materials Science Summer Camp
Mon.-Fri., June 12-16, 9am-3pm. Saint Joseph High School, 800 Montana Ave., Natrona Heights, 15065. For students entering grades 5-8. Discover the answers to how far plastics can stretch, how crystals are made, and how much heat is required to change the properties of polymers. Register at www.saintjosephHS.com or 724-226-7877.

Animal Tracks Hike
Sat., June 17, 9am. Cranberry Community Park Nature Trail, 111 Ernie Mashuda Dr., Cranberry. Parents and kids 4 and up are invited to take part in an hour-long hike. Fee $5 for residents, $7 nonresidents. www.cranberry4fun.com/register or 724-779-4386

Saturday Singles Dance
Sat., June 17, 8-midnight. West View VFW, 386 Perry Hwy. For ages 40+. Free speed dating & chile con queso. Optional Ice-breaker 7pm. 724-316-5029, www.dancetonight.weebly.com

Father’s Day Brunch
Sun., June 18, 10:30am and 12:30pm. National Aviary, 
700 Arch St., Pgh., 15212. Dine in the Rose Garden and enjoy visits from some of the aviary’s most popular and colorful birds. Activities for kids and a new brunch menu from Atria’s catering. Limited space, $37 adult, $19.50 child 4-10, under 3 free. Register 412-258-9445

Greater Pittsburgh Civil Round Table
Mon., June 19, 7pm. Hampton Twp. Community Center, 3101 McCully Rd., Allison Park. Dr. Elaine Frantz Parsons will speak on the Ku Klux: the Birth of the Klan During Reconstruction. Free to the public.

Social Skills Group
Mon., June 19, 10am-noon. Glade Run, 5648 Friendship Ave., Pgh., 15206. For 5-8 year olds, Mon.-Fri. for two weeks ending June 30. Registration required prior to start of session, limited space available. Register 724-452-4453 x 1084. www.gladerun.org

Sewing Camp
Mon., June 19 & 26, 9am-noon. The Olive Branch a fair-trade store, 11160 Perry Hwy., Ste. 5, Wexford.  Free activity for beginning sewers ages 12 and up and all sewers who need a refresher. Sewers will work on projects to be donated to charity. Stop in or call 724-799-8700, class size is limited.

Family Fitness Fest
Sat., June 24, 10am-3pm. North Park Pie Traynor Field, South Ridge Dr. Families can interact and learn about various sports and activities. Live music and food trucks. Open to the public and free to attend.

Senator Elder Vogel Jr.’s Kids Extravaganza
Sat., June 24, 11am-2pm. Community College of Beaver County, Athletic and Events Center, 1 Campus Dr., Monaca. Fun way to gain information on programs and benefits to help families and children. Free, refreshments and games. More info, 724-774-0444.

Cranberry Kids Go Wild
Fri., June 30, 1pm. Denny Park, 300 Denny Park Dr., Ross Twp. Six-week series of 90-minute wildlife explorations for kids 5-10 years in various parks in and around Cranberry on successive Fridays. Goal is to encourage children to spend time in nature while observing the Leave No Trace principles. Each session $10, all six $55. 724-779-4386 or www.cranberry4fun.com/register.

EDUCATION

Wittenberg University Accepting Analytics Applications
Wittenberg University is cusolvers, this 12-month program provides students with deep analytical skills. www.wittenberg.edu/analytics.

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. Refreshment s 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. www.anchorpointcounselingministry.org 

Breast Cancer Support Group
Meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, 7-8:30pm, UPMC Passavant. Patients only. Free. www.cancercaring.org.

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. www.cancercaring.org.

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 www.lupuspa.org.

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, info@namiswpa.org.

New Journey Christian Cancer Support Group
Meets 1st Mondays of the month, 7 pm, Stoneridge Church, 811 Dressel Rd. Free. 412-486-7778, www.stoneridgecc.org.

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 jessica.valko@healthsouth.com

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 www.anchorpointcounselingministry.org.
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