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North Hills Monthly

Community Events, September 2017

Sep 01, 2017 08:36AM ● By North Hills Monthly magazine
Benefits & Fundraisers

NHCO Winter Coat Drive
Mon.-Fri., Sept. 1- Oct. 17, 9am-4pm. North Hills Community Outreach (NHCO), 1975 Ferguson Rd., Allison Park. New and gently used winter coats will be collected, all sizes appreciated; children’s and adult XL-XXL are especially needed. Coats should be clean and have working fasteners. Hats, gloves and scarves are also welcome.  412-487-6316. 

Wine, Women & Shoes
Fri., Sept. 8, 5-9pm. Fairmont Pittsburgh, 510 Market St., Pgh., 15222. The event will feature wine from Josh Cellars, Boisset Collection, a multi-designer marketplace, charming Shoe Guys™ with this season’s must-haves, a fashion show and live auction. Tickets $150 with proceeds benefiting The Creative & Expressive Arts Therapy Program at Children’s Hospital of UPMC.

Animal Friends’ Black Tie & Tails
Fri., Sat., Sept. 15-16, 6:30pm. Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Rd., Pgh.  Both evenings feature music, cocktails and dinner, silent auction packages and opportunities to schmooze with the four-legged residents. Proceeds benefit Animal Friends. Tickets available at

“We Can Cook, Too! Barbershop Style”
Sat., Sept. 16, St. John’s Lutheran Church of Highland, 311 Cumberland Rd., McCandless. Pittsburgh North Hills Harmony Line Chorus will present a concert “We Can Cook, Too! Barbershop Style,” along with performances by four barbershop quartets. Proceeds benefit North Hills Community Outreach. Suggested donation $10 or a bag of groceries. 412-486-2550. 

NHCO Celebrating 30 Years of Service
Sun., Sept. 17, 5:15pm. Chadwick, 10545 Perry Hwy., Wexford. North Hills Community Outreach invites supporters to its 30th anniversary dinner and awards presentation. Tickets $60 with proceeds supporting NHCO’s many programs for local families in need. For tickets, call Cheryl 412-487-6316 or  by Sept. 7.

Diamond Horseshoe Ball
Fri., Sept. 22, 6:30pm. Omni William Penn Hotel, Pgh. The Pittsburgh Opera’s 79th season opening event will feature a cocktail reception, dinner, performances by Pittsburgh Opera’s resident artists, silent & live auctions and dancing. Tickets or 412-281-0912. Proceeds benefit the Pittsburgh Opera.

Garage Sale
Sat., Oct. 7, 8am-noon. Parkwood United Presbyterian Church, 4289 Mt. Royal Blvd., Allison Park.  Greybrooke Garden Club will hold a garage sale with the proceeds supporting the club’s annual donations to community and conservation organizations.  More info, call 412-296-0538.

17th Annual Unique Boutique
Sat., Nov. 11, 10am-4pm. Edgeworth Club, 511 East Dr., Sewickley. Sponsored by the Heritage Valley Sewickley Foundation. Fifty artisans and vendors selling adult and children’s clothing, gourmet foods, home décor, jewelry and accessories. Proceeds benefit Heritage Valley Sewickley Maternal Child Health Dept. Admission $10 or $35 with lunch. 412-749-7050 or

Arts & Entertainment

Saturdays Singles Dance
Sat., Sept. 2, 7:30-midnight. West View VFW, 386 Perry Hwy., West View. Age 40+ Black & Gold Steelers/ Pirates/Pens party with prizes and giveaways. Sept. 16, A Perfect Pair mix & match ice-breaking event. or 724-316-5029.

Neighborhood Drug Watch
Wed., Sept. 6, 6:30-8:30pm. Northwood Realty Services, 550 Adams Shoppes, Mars, 16046. First public meeting to help start the conversation that will save lives. Tracee Slagel, a mother who lost her son in April to this epidemic, will speak.

Ballroom Dancing
Fri., Sept. 8 & 22, 7-10:30pm. Orchard Hill Church, 2251 Brandt School Rd., Wexford. Instructor Bobby D teaches waltz, swing, cha cha and more. Beginner lesson 7-8pm, then social dancing in the gym. Walk-ins welcome. $10 per person at the door.

Family Fun Night
Fri., Sept. 8, 6pm. Knob Hill Park, 415 Knob Rd., Marshall Twp. Chinese auction, Living Treasures Wild Animal Park, ELF inflatables, food vendors, face painting, caricatures by Vince Ornato, music by Eldorado and Zambelli fireworks.

Harvest Festival
Sat., Sept. 9, 7:30am-2pm. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 616 Washington St., Sewickley.  Bake sale, luncheon, basket raffles and flowers. Call for more info, 412-741-7452.

Mon., Sept. 11, 18, 25 and Oct. 9, 2-3:30pm.  Phipps Conservatory, One Schenley Park, Pgh., 15213. Families with children ages 6+. Learn what it means to be a scientist, conduct your own research study at home as a family, and share your results at a grand science fair. Cost per family for series $120. Register or 412-441-4442.

Great Wheel Spinning Day!
Sun., Sept. 10, 1-4pm. Depreciation Lands Museum, 4743 S. Pioneer Rd., Allison Park. The large great wheel was the choice to spin wool yarns. Bring your own wheel or watch the wheels in action. Cost $3 adults, $1 kids under 12. More info, 412-486-0563 or

Beaver Valley Choral Society
Mon., Sept. 11 & 18, 7pm. New Brighton United Methodist Church, 1033 Sixth Ave., New Brighton. Fall rehearsal schedule begins in preparation for the Christmas program. Vocalists and musicians are needed; 18 or older, audition not required. Stop into the 90-minute open rehearsal and consider joining.

Kennywood vs. Luna: Amusement Park Rivalry
Tues., Sept. 12, 9:30am. Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, corner of Fox Chapel and Field Club Rd. Brian Butko of the Heinz History Center will share rollicking tales of the two parks and their intertwined history. Presented by AAUW, free and open to the public.

Greybrooke Garden Club
Wed., Sept., 13, 9:30am. Fellowship Hall of Parkwood United Presbyterian Church, 4289 Mt. Royal Blvd., Allison Park. Business meeting, refreshments and a presentation from Waste Management on recycling and the environment. Guests welcome, call 412-296-0538 for more info.

Western PA Mushroom Club Annual Foray
Sat., Sept. 16, 8am-7pm. North Park, Rose Barn, Pearce Mill Rd., Allison Park. Full-day Gary Lincoff foray includes guided walks, mushroom identification tables, cooking demos, sales tables, vendors, author’s book signing/meet & greet, auction and mushroom feast. Admission $35 for members, $55 non-members. Register

Marching Band Festival
Sat., Sept. 16, 7pm. Martorelli Stadium, 5336 Perry Hwy., West View, 15229. The North Hills Marching Band Festival will combine with Allegheny Valley Festival this year with North Hills, Hampton, North Allegheny, Northgate, Pine-Richland, Riverview and Shaler bands performing. Admission $8.  More info 412-318-1400 or

Mon., Sept. 18, 7pm. Heritage Church Body & Soul Wellness Ministry, 2262 Rochester Rd., Franklin Park. Paramedic Dan McSorley will teach the class. $2 fee for the certification card. Open to the public but limited space. Call to reserve space, 412-366-1356.

PSN Volunteer Opportunities
Tues., Sept. 19, 11am. Pittsburgh Symphony North (PSN) monthly luncheon meetings are held at various locations in the North Hills for volunteers to help broaden music appreciation and raise funds to support PSN and aspiring student musicians. More info, contact

Flea Market
Fri., Sept. 22, 5-8pm. St. Nicholas Church, 24 Maryland Ave., Millvale. Fifty percent off flea market with two floors of clothing for adults  and children, appliances, household items, china, bedding, vintage items, electronics, toys, holiday items and more. College students welcome. 412-821-1893.

3rd Annual ART Tour
Sat., Sept. 23, 6-10pm. Butler, Freeport and Bridge St., Etna, 15223. Sponsored by the Etna Economic Development Corporation, the ART Tour includes musical entertainment, performing arts, and an interactive “paint-our-canvas” activity.

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.

Every Thursday thru Dec. 7, 7-9pm. Orchard Hill Church, 2551 Brandt School Rd., Wexford, Rm. 201. Group discussion to support members and provide a caring environment as they explore biblical insights into loneliness, depression and new relationships.

General Patient Support Group
Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, 7-8:30pm, UPMC Passavant. Free.

Meets each Thursday thru Dec. 7, 7-8:30pm. Orchard Hill Church, 2551 Brandt School Rd., Wexford, Rm. 205. Grieving the loss of a loved one. Learn tools for recovering and renewing hope.

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 Thursday, 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.

Recovery for Parents of Addicts
Meets Thursdays thru Dec. 14, 7-9pm. Orchard Hill Church, 2551 Brandt School Rd., Wexford, K-1 Rm. For parents of adult children who are struggling with addiction. Learn biblical boundaries and coping skills that will produce hope and healing for struggling parents.

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.