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North Hills Monthly

Community Events, July 2017

Jul 01, 2017 10:39PM ● By North Hills Monthly magazine
Benefits & Fundraisers

NHCO Collecting for Back-to-School
Through July 31. North Hills Community Outreach is collecting new backpacks and school supplies for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Items needed include backpacks, notebooks, binders, paper, folders, pencils, pens and calculators. Good quality teen backpacks with sturdy zippers are especially needed. Gently used Texas Instrument graphic/scientific calculators are also needed. Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday, 9am-4 pm at any NHCO office including NHCO Allison Park, 1975 Ferguson Road, Hampton, or NHCO North Boroughs, AGH-Suburban Campus, 100 S. Jackson Avenue, 2 South, Bellevue. Special donation hours will be held 9am-noon, Saturday, July 29 in the food pantry behind the main office in Hampton, or alternate arrangements can be made by calling 412-487-6316 option 1.

5th Annual Lemonade Stand
Sat., July 15, Woodland Farms, Pinkerton Rd., Wexford. Fresh squeezed lemonade and a free baked good with every donation. Proceeds benefit the national children’s charity Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

CFF Got Talent Challenge
Thurs., July 20, 6-10pm. North Hills High School cafeteria, 53 Rochester Rd., 15229. Donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in two ways: either by performing a talent on social media (#CFFgottalent) by July 20 or by showcasing your talent at the event. Tickets to the talent show are $5; all proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. You can also donate at

Books are Fun Summer Social
Tues., Aug. 1, 10am-3pm. UPMC Passavant, 9100 Babcock Blvd., 15237. Meet the UPMC Auxiliary and dedicated people who support community hospitals at the Books Are Fun event. Enjoy refreshments and great books at amazing prices. Proceeds benefit the Passavant Hospital Foundation. 

Arts & Entertainment

Vacation Bible School 
Mon.-Fri., July 10-14, 6-8:30pm. North Hills Community Baptist Church, 7801 Thompson Run Rd., 15237. Learn about God through the Bible, drama, music, games, crafts and more. For children age 4 to those entering seventh grade. No charge to attend.

Wexford Garden and Pond Tour
Sat., July 15, 10am-3pm. Whole Foods, 10576 Perry Hwy., Wexford. Pick up a map at Whole Foods for this self-guided tour of veggie gardens, fairy houses, waterfalls with ponds and other gardens in the Wexford area. (Rain date July 16). Tickets $35 per person.

Pine Twp. Community Days
Sat., July 15, 4pm-dusk. Pine Community Park, 100 Pine Park Dr., Wexford. Enjoy a petting zoo, children’s activities, bounce houses, food, ice creation performances, pie and watermelon eating contests, train rides, concert and fireworks. 

Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social
Sun., July 16, 1-4pm. Depreciation Lands Museum, 4743 S. Pioneer Rd., Allison Park. Complimentary ice cream and lemonade with admission. Take a trip to Colonial times with special demonstrations, lots of hands-on activities and a concert. $5 adults, $3 children.

Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table
Mon., July 17, 7pm. Hampton Twp. Community Center, 3101 McCully Rd., Allison Park. Author Carleton Young will discuss “Voices From the Attic.” Free to the public.

Ask the Attorney sessions for low-income families
Wed., July 19 NHCO Millvale. Wednesday, Aug. 16, NHCO North Boroughs. 7pm. Free legal consultation for noncriminal matters such as divorce, bankruptcy, credit issues, family matters, rent disputes and more is available for families in need at North Hills Community Outreach locations the third Wednesday of each month. Attendees must preregister by contacting Jackie at or call 412-408-3830 x 3217. 

St. Nicholas Church Flea Market
Fri., July 21, 5-8:30pm. St. Nicholas Church, 24 Maryland Ave., Millvale. Two floors with items including clothing for adults and children, vintage china, glassware, toys, jewelry, furniture, baby items, food and baked goods. 412-821-1893.

Let’s Cook Workshops in Millvale
Sat., July 22, Aug. 19, and third Saturdays of the month through November, 10:30-noon. Christ Lutheran Church, 917 Evergreen Road, Millvale. North Hills Community Outreach, in partnership with Christ Lutheran Church of Millvale, is offering free Let's Cook workshops for those interested in learning tips and techniques for eating healthy on a budget. Topics include soups, roasting vegetables, freezing and storing, stir-frying, oven-frying, microwaving, fermenting, smoothies, and herbs and spices.  Registration appreciated, but a limited number of walk-ins are welcome. Register by calling 412-408-3830 x 3225.

Basic Survival Skills
Sun., July 23, 2pm. North Park Iowa Shelter, N. Ridge Dr., Allison Park. Learn about basic survival skills in the forest from county park rangers. Information includes how to start an emergency fire, methods of water filtration and what to do if you become lost. Fee $7. Register at

Perry High School 1967-1970 Reunion
Sat., Aug. 12, 7-11pm. Sieb’s Pub, 3382 Babcock Blvd., 15237. 50th class reunion.  $45 per person. Contact Nancy Gorsuch Boras 724-625-1342 or Ann Stover Mohn at for more info.


La Roche Preview Day
Sat., July 15, 8:30am-1:30pm. La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., 15237. Prospective students and families can meet current students and faculty, tour the campus, and attend an information session about financial aid. Counselors will be on hand for questions.  412-536-1272 or

Shaler Participates in Summer Food Program
Shaler School District is participating in the summer program to provide free lunches to children.
July 3-Aug. 18. Millvale Community Library, 213-Grant Ave, Millvale. Tues.-Fri., noon-2pm.
July 3–Aug. 18. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 66 Grant Ave., Etna. Mon.-Fri., noon-1pm.
July 3–Aug. 18. St. Aloysius Church, Mt. Troy Rd., Reserve Twp. Mon.-Fri., 11:15am-12:15pm.
July 3-Aug. 17. Shaler Area Elementary, Scott Ave. Shaler. Mon.-Thurs., 11am-12:15pm.
July 3-Aug.17. Shaler Area High School, Wible Run Rd., Shaler. Mon.-Thurs., 10:30am-11am

CCAC North Offers New Data Analytics Program
CCAC North, 8701 Perry Hwy., 15237. La Roche is the first college in Pennsylvania to offer an associate’s degree program that will transfer to four-year institutions for completion of a BS in data analytics. Enrolling now for the fall semester. 412-369-3600.

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.

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