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North Hills Monthly

Community Events, October 2017

Oct 01, 2017 11:13AM ● By North Hills Monthly magazine
Benefits & Fundraisers

Black Cat Brewery Crawl
Wed., Oct. 11, 5-9pm, Allegheny City Brewing, 507 Foreland St., Pgh., 15212. Crawl through some of the burgh’s finest breweries and distilleries. Ticket price includes tastings and a tour at each location; food trucks will be at each site. Locations: Allegheny City Brewing, Dancing Gnome Beer, Grist House and Wigle Whiskey. Proceeds underwrite spaying/neutering of community cats through Animal Friends. $30 preregister, $35 at the door.

Psychic Investigators
Thurs., Oct. 12, 6-7:30pm. Cranberry Library, 2525 Rochester Rd., Cranberry. World renowned psychics, the Vincent Sisters (Suzanne and Jean), will discuss cases they have been involved with and tell ghost stories. Participants will get the chance to win a mini psychic reading. Cost is a can of cat/dog food for the Butler Humane Society or a donation to the Cranberry Library. Reserve a spot: 724-776-9100.

Hearing the Whispers and Roars Art Show 
Fri., Oct. 13, 7-9pm. North Hills Art Center, 3432 Babcock Blvd., 15237. Crisis Center North (CCN) in cooperation with North Hills Art Center will host this evening of artistic expression honoring and celebrating survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. CCN is looking for interested artists, performers and community members to share their experiences through the art of performance. Free and open to the community. Contact Brooke at 412-364-6728 or

Bellwood Preschool Kidstuff Sale
Fri., Oct. 13, 9am-5pm. Bellwood Preschool, 2359 W. Ingomar Rd., 15237. Gently used infants’ and children's clothing, furnishings, toys and books. Proceeds benefit Bellwood Preschool.

Butler County YMCA Fundraising Weekend
Fri.-Sun., Oct. 13-15. There will be four different events to support the Strong Kids Campaign. Oct. 13, 6-10pm, Twelve Oaks Mansion, 160 Scharberry Ln., Mars. Cocktail party, live music, magician. $75/person or $100/couple. Oct 13 and 14, 7:30-midnight, Haunted Trail, Camp YMCA/ARMCO Park, 341 Centerville Pike, Slippery Rock. Outdoor walk through the woods with ghouls, demons and monsters. $5/person. Oct. 15, Dual Cyclethon, Butler YMCA, 339 N. Washington St., 11:30am -3:30pm, Rose Schneider YMCA, 2001 Ehrman Rd., 8am-noon. Riders can sign up for one to four hours and collect pledges for the time they ride.

Psychic Investigators
Thurs., Oct. 26, 7-9pm. Sewickley Library, 500 Thorn St., Sewickley, 15143. World renowned psychics, the Vincent Sisters (Suzanne and Jean), will discuss cases they have been involved with and tell ghost stories. Participants will have the chance to win a mini psychic reading. Cost is a can of cat/dog food for Animal Friends or a donation to the Sewickley Library. Reserve a spot: 412-741-6920.

Super Bowl A-Thon
Thurs., Nov. 9, 5-9pm. Family Bowlaway Fun Center, 540 Fairground Hill Rd., Butler, 16001. Show your support of Junior Achievement by getting your company, family or friends involved to create a team. Complimentary appetizers in the 11th Frame Bar and Grille from 5-6 and bowling begins at 6. Minimum donation of $75 with proceeds benefitting JA Programs in western PA. 412-208-4747, Ext. 124 or

Arts & Entertainment

World Communion Day & Scottish Heritage Day
Sun., Oct. 1, 10am. Northmont United Presbyterian Church, 8169 Perry Hwy., 15237. Come celebrate the day with worship, bagpipes, dancing and traditional Scottish food.

Craft Show
Sat., Oct. 7, 10am-3pm. Providence Heights, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Allison Park. Meet more than 70 crafters in woodworking, ceramic, cosmetics, home décor, pottery, clothing, candles, and more at the third annual craft extravaganza held by the Sisters of Divine Providence. There will also be basket raffles, a quilt raffle and food concessions. Free admission. 

Saturday Singles Dance
Sat., Oct. 7, 7pm-midnight. West View VFW, 386 Perry Hwy., 
West View. For ages 40+. Optional speed dating at 7pm, then chile con queso/nacho bar night. Oct. 21 Halloween costume party and monster mixer dance with free candy, cookies, snacks and prizes. Thriller line dance lesson at 7:30pm. 724-316-5029 or

The Hydref Fall Festival
Sat., Oct. 7, 11am-4pm. Depreciation Lands Museum, 
4743 S. Pioneer Rd., Allison Park. The museum comes alive with re-enactors, demonstrators, crafts people, live music, homemade food and children’s activities. Take a step back in time. Admission $5 adults, $3 children. Info 412-486-0563.

Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring Program
Mon. & Thurs., Oct. 6 & 9, 9am-2:30pm. Duquesne Light Bldg., 411 Seventh Ave., Ste. 525, Pgh. Volunteers age 50+ are needed to tutor Pittsburgh and Woodland Hills School districts in grades K-4. An hour a week can change a child’s life. These dates are training days. All training, material and clearances are provided free of charge. More info, contact John Spehar 412-393-7648 or

AAUW Presents Pittsburgh for CEDAW
Tues., Oct. 10, 9:30am. Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, corner of Fox Chapel and Field Club Rds. The American Association of University Women presents Pittsburgh for CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women). Marcia Bandes, chair of Pittsburgh for CEDAW, will discuss plans for the future. Free. Public welcome.

Sealarks Women's Group
Wed., Oct. 11, 1pm. Memorial Park Church, 8800 Peebles Rd., Allison Park. Christian fellowship for women alone. Producer/Director/Filmmaker Tom Madden will present 
Hollywood Homicide. For additional info, call 412-487-7194.

Final Flea Market, 75 Percent Discount
Fri., Oct. 13, 5-8:30pm. St. Nicholas Church, 24 Maryland Ave., Millvale, 15209. Two floors of household items, clothing for adults and children, linens, some furniture, baby items, toys, collectible dolls, vintage china, books, sports, Halloween and Christmas decorations and more. Questions or directions, 412-821-1893.

Wonder Woman
Fri., Oct. 13, 7pm. Ryan Room, Zappala College Center at La Roche, 9000 Babcock Blvd. The La Roche Literary Society welcomes Wayne Wise to speak about the Wonder Woman comic’s history, the background story of her creation and her influence, both in comics and the world. Free; no registration required.

Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table
Mon., Oct. 16, 7pm. Hampton Twp. Community Center, 3101 McCully Rd., Allison Park. Group meets 3rd Monday of every month. Charles Ferguson Smith in the Civil War will be presented by author, educator and historian, Alan Mesch. Free and open to the public.

Living Your Yes with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Fri., Oct. 20, 6:30pm. RLA Learning & Conference Center, 850 Cranberry Woods Dr., Cranberry. This goal-setting event, presented by the Arthritis Foundation, provides participants with more ways to say yes than no, despite the challenges of living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Free. Register at

Hillman Performing Arts 2017-2018 Season
Sat., Oct. 21, 7:30pm. Hillman Center, Shady Side Academy Senior School campus, 423 Fox Chapel Rd., Fox Chapel. The season includes four shows from October to March. Illusionist Jason Bishop will perform sleight of hand, grand illusions and close-up magic projected on the big screen. For tickets, call 412-968-3040 or

Halloween Party in the Park
Sat., Oct. 21, 1-4pm. Pine Community Center, 100 Pine Park Dr., Wexford. A ghoulishly good time for all ages to enjoy crafts, a costume parade and contest, ghost stories and a bonfire. Cost $3 per person.

Design Dialogue Presentation
Tues., Oct. 24, 5:30pm. Pittsburgh Opera House, 2425 Liberty Ave. Pgh., 15222. The Design Dialogue Speakers Series is an annual event that brings an internationally known designer to speak to the professional design community and students. This year's speaker is Janine James. Cost $40, alumni $25, non-La Roche students $10, La Roche students free. Tickets at

Mushroom Walk
Sat., Oct. 28, 10am. Eden Hall Campus, 6035 Ridge Rd., Gibsonia. Western PA Mushroom Club mycologist La Monte Yarroll will meet attendees in the main parking lot across from Morledge House. Free.

Wings & Wildlife Art Show
Sat.-Sun., Nov. 4-5, 10am-5pm. National Aviary, 700 Arch St., Pgh.,15212. Public show and marketplace showcasing the work of 39 locally and nationally known artists working in paint, photography, textiles, jewelry, metal, ceramics, paper, wood and more. Admission $15 adults, $14 children 2-12. or 412-258-9433.


North Pittsburgh College Fair
Mon., Oct. 9, 6-8pm. La Roche College’s Kerr Fitness & Sports Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd., 15237. More than 140 colleges, universities and technical schools from across the country will participate in a college fair where high school students and parents can meet with representatives from each school to learn more about the campuses and academic programs. Admission and parking are free. More info, call 412-536-1272.

Discovery Days at La Roche
Sat., Oct. 14, 8:30am. Zappala College Center at La Roche, 9000 Babcock Blvd., 15237. Students will have the opportunity to explore their majors of interest, interact with faculty and meet students already in programs. Fields to explore include natural and behavioral sciences, education and nursing. Includes a campus tour and free lunch. Register or 412-536-1272.

CCAC Fall Job Fair
Wed., Oct. 25, 9:30am-1:30pm. CCAC Atrium North Campus, 8701 Perry Hwy., 15237. Representatives from many of the region’s employers will be on hand to talk about job opportunities and answer questions. Attendees should dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes. For a list of participating companies, call 412-369-3674.


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. 

Bereavement Support Group, UPMC Passavant
Meets every Tuesday for six weeks beginning Oct. 24 at 4-5:30, UPMC Passavant, 9100 Babcock Blvd., Rm #G585. It is recommended that family members dealing with the loss of a loved one join three months after the loss. Free and open to the public. Register by Oct. 22 at 412-748-5899.

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. Learn tools for recovering and renewing hope while grieving the loss of a loved one.

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, 1-2:30pm at HealthSouth Harmarville, 320 Guys Run Rd. Beverages and snacks provided. 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 through 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.

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