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North Hills Monthly

Community Events, August 2017

Jul 31, 2017 08:38PM ● By North Hills Monthly magazine
Benefits & Fundraisers

Clothing Sale
Sat., Aug. 5, 9am-3pm. St. Alphonsus Parish, 201 Church Rd., Wexford. Gently used clothing including belts, jewelry, purses, ties, socks, hats, gloves  and more. Proceeds benefit the parish's Passion Play. More info:

Free Jazz & Dinner
Sun., Aug. 6, 5-7pm. Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon, 7501 Church Ave. Sample barbecue and rib dishes in 2017 Cook-off Champion competition. Chinese auction, free-will offering and bidding on BBQ contest entries will raise money for the Pleasant Valley Men’s Shelter.

Cindystock 14
Sat., Aug. 26, 4pm. 2552 Wexford Bayne Rd., Sewickley. Concert featuring David Gerald, Cello Fury, Melinda and Piper Hayes. Food, silent auction and raffles. Tickets $40 with proceeds going to agencies that provide free cancer screening tests and support services. To date, more than$200,000 has been raised. For tickets,

Pittsburgh Symphony North (PSN) Opportunities
Tues., Sept. 19, 11am. Join PSN to help broaden music appreciation and raise funds in support of the Pittsburgh Orchestra and aspiring musicians. Monthly luncheon held at various locations features lunch and a musical program. Looking for new members. Contact

Sixth Annual Taste of Africa
Sat., Oct. 14, 6-10pm, Teamsters Temple, 4701 Butler St., Pgh., 15201. Authentic Cameroonian cuisine, VIP cocktail hour, silent and live auctions to benefit establishing youth soccer leagues and teams in Africa. Tickets $55/Children $25. VIP tickets $75.

Arts & Entertainment

Etna's Annual Community Day Celebration
Sat., Aug. 5, noon-4pm.  Etna playground, 2 Pine St., Etna. Sponsored by Etna Neighborhood Association. Enjoy free swimming, pool games, kids’ games, basketball throw contest, hockey slapshot contest, hula hoop contest, crafts for kids and bingo. Pine Creek Band will play at noon.

Global Leadership Summit
Thurs.-Fri., Aug. 10-11, 9:30am-5:30pm. Orchard Hill Community Church, 2551 Brandt School Rd., Wexford.  Live broadcast from Chicago with 14 world-class leaders and teachers. International leadership event will inspire spiritual growth and promote leadership development. Register

Sisters of the Holy Spirit Flea Market
Thurs.-Sat., Aug., 10,  1-7pm, Aug. 11, 10am-6pm, Aug. 12, 10am-2pm. 5246 Clarwin Ave., Pgh., 15229. Items include paintings, decorations, craft and art supplies, fabric, household items, religious articles, musical instruments and more. Food available. 412-931-1917.

Author Presentation
Thurs., Aug. 10, 7pm. Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Beth Geisler, author of 100 Things to Do in Pittsburgh Before You Die, hosts an interactive presentation about the wonderful things “yinz” can do in the 'burgh. Books available for sale. Registration required. 412-366-8100 

Family Festival
Fri., Aug. 11, 6-11pm. St. Ferdinand Church, 2535 Rochester Rd., Cranberry Twp.  Festival runs from Fri-Sun. with concession booths, crafts, games, flea market, bingo, train rides, Kiddieland, dinners and raffles. 724-776-2888,

Annual San Rocco Festa
Fri.-Sun., Aug. 11-13, 6pm. Center Twp. Municipal Park, 224 Center Grange Rd., Aliquippa, 15001. Celebrate the patron saint of Patricia, Italy. Music, magic shows, games, rides, food, mobile escape room and fireworks. Admission $2 for people 13 and over. More info, or 724-252-7732.

Saturdays Singles Dance
Sat., Aug 12, 7:30-midnight. West View VFW, 386 Perry Hwy., West View. For ages 40+, free pizza party dance and social event. 724-316-5029,

Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club Meeting
Tues., Aug. 15, 7p.m., Cooper-Siegel Library, Fox Chapel. WPMC member Judy Mackenroth will present Dyeing with Mushrooms.  Free. For more information, email or visit

Flea Market
Fri.-Sun., Aug. 18-20, 8am-1pm & 5-8pm. St. Mary of the Assumption Church Hall, 2510 Middle Rd., Glenshaw. Clean, quality new and used items including furniture, jewelry, collectibles, housewares, electronics, crafts, toys and more. $5 bag sale Sunday from 8:30-noon. 412-486-4100

Free Let’s Cook Workshops in Millvale
Sat., Aug. 19, 10:30am-noon. Christ Lutheran Church, 917 Evergreen Rd., Millvale. Classes offered the 3rd Sat. of each month through Nov. for those interested in learning tips and techniques for eating healthy on a budget. Registration is appreciated, some walk-ins welcome. 412-408-3830

Twisted Treasure: Wire Wrap Bangles Workshop
Mon., Aug. 21, 7pm. Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Beginners’ jewelry class. Participants will take three bangle bracelets, add wire, beads, charms and their own personal style. Registration required. Cost $15 includes supplies. 412-366-8100

Ring Pittsburgh Auditions
Tues., Aug. 22, 7pm. St Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1965 Ferguson Rd., Allison Park. Open auditions for the handbell performance group. Rehearsals for the 2017-18 year start in August. Anyone who has experience and is interested in playing with a community handbell ensemble, contact Jim at

Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club Walk
Sat., Aug. 26, 10a.m., Hartwood Acres. Meet WPMC identifier Joyce Gross at the mansion parking lot.  Free. For more information, email or visit

Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table
Mon., Aug. 28, 7pm. Hampton Township Community Center, 3101 McCully Rd. Allison Park. Gettysburg licensed battlefield guide and author James Hessler presents Sickles Gets Away with Murder. Free.

PA Polio Survivors Network
Sat., Aug 26, 10:30am-12:30pm. Cranberry Library, 2525 Rochester Rd., Cranberry. Interactive web conference titled Post-Polio Care; Past, Present and Future. More info and register at or 724-283-5814.


Pittsburgh OASIS Intergenerational Tutor Program
Tues. & Thurs., Aug 8 & 10, 9:30am-2:30pm. Duquesne Light Bldg., 411 Seventh Ave, Ste. 225, Pgh. Two-day training class. Seeking volunteers age 50+ to tutor in Pittsburgh and Woodland Hills school districts, grades K-4. No teaching experience required, all training, materials and clearances provided free of charge. More info or to register, contact John at or 412-393-7648.

UPMC Passavant Auxiliary Membership Opportunities
Tues., Sept. 11, 10am. UPMC Passavant, 9100 Babcock Blvd., 15237. Stimulating opportunity for social interaction with other dedicated people in support of community hospitals. Join the auxiliary’s tradition of caring. Auxiliary meets the 2nd Monday of each month Sept.-June. Contact Alice Burke at 412-748-6640 or


Women's Business Network
Tues., Aug.  8 & 22, 8am.  Wexford Chapter, Monticello’s, 10441 Perry Highway, Wexford. Contact Judith Gray at 412-848-7986.
Fri., Aug. 4 & 18, 9am. North Hills Chapter ,Eat N Park, Route 8 & Saxonburg Blvd. in Etna. Contact Christine Stillwagon at 479-721-5804.
Thurs., Aug. 3 & 17, 7:30am. Cranberry Chapter, Cranberry Community United Presbyterian Church, 2662 Rochester Road, Cranberry Twp. Contact Teresa Gadberry at 724-316-3427.
Thurs., Aug. 10 & 24, noon. Criders Corners Chapter, The Sports Grille, 1294 Freedom Road, Cranberry Twp. Contact Jan Stevens at 724-991-3289.
Thurs., Aug., 3 & 17, 11:30am. Sarver Chapter, Coopers Station Restaurant, Route 356, Sarver. Contact Miriah Makowski at 724-681-7956.

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. 

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

Recovery from Codependency
Meets every Thurs. in Aug., 7-9pm. Orchard Hill Church, 2551 Brandt School Rd., Wexford. Find support with others to transform brokenness, heal emotional damage from the past, and mend relationships. If you are working  through a relationship with an addict, combine recovery and spirituality to work this 12-step program.

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 1-2:30pm, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, St. Sebastian Church in Haber Hall. To register, call 412-366-1300.

SPIN for Single Moms & their Kids
Wed., 6-8pm. 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