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North Hills Monthly

Community Events, November 2017

Benefits & Fundraisers

2018 Lucky Number Ticket
Sisters of Divine Providence, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Allison Park. 2018 Lucky Number ticket is based on the day and evening Pick 3 (Daily Number) PA Lottery game. Each $25 number is valid from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2018. Daily winners receive a minimum of $25 up to $150 on select days throughout the year when their three-digit number is selected. Benefits the ministries and mission of the Sisters of Divine Providence. or 412-635-5401.

Unique Boutique
Sat., Nov. 11, 10am-4pm. Edgeworth Club, 511 East Dr., Sewickley. The event features 50 artisans and vendors, clothing, gourmet food, home décor and jewelry and includes lunch. Presented by Heritage Valley Sewickley Foundation with the proceeds benefitting Heritage Valley Sewickley Patricia S. Snyder Maternal Child Health Center. $10 admission or $35 lunch and admission. 412-749-7050 or

NHCO's Annual Holiday Gift Collection
Mon., Nov. 13, 9am-4pm. North Hills Community Outreach (NHCO), 1975 Ferguson Rd., Allison Park. Accepting new toys, games, sporting equipment, apparel and gift cards for children ages birth through 18, from Nov. 13-Dec. 13; earlier donations are encouraged. Gifts cards and gifts appropriate for teens are especially needed. 

Ninth Annual Mission Mall
Sat., Nov., 18, 9am-2pm. St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1965 Ferguson Rd. Allison Park. More than 30 tables representing 21 local and international nonprofit groups will sell unique and practical handcrafted and fair trade items made by local artisans and those in developing countries. All sales go directly to each group's mission charity. 

Fall Fashion Show
Sun., Nov. 19, noon-3pm. Wildwood Golf Club, 2195 Sample Rd., Hampton. Public invited to a Fall Fashion Show to benefit North Hills Community Outreach. $25 ticket includes lunch and fashion show with apparel from Cajoli, Apropos and Athleta. Call 412-486-1200 for reservations.

EduNations Benefit Concert Featuring Sara Groves
Thurs., Nov. 30, 7pm. Memorial Park Church Sanctuary, 8800 Peebles Rd., Allison Park. EduNations is a nonprofit organization devoted to building schools and a future for the forgotten children of Africa, beginning in Sierra Leone.  Event is free but a goodwill offering is encouraged. All proceeds will go to EduNations. Info and reservations 412-364-9492 or org.

Glitter & Glow
Wed., Dec. 6, 7-9pm. Fox Chapel Golf Club, 426 Fox Chapel Rd., Pgh., 15238. The Fox Chapel Garden Club will host a girls’ night out to kick off the holiday shopping season. Buy or win holiday decorations and handmade one-of-a-kind gifts. Call Cris for reservations, 412-963-8286 or Tickets $35 and proceeds benefit area conservation and educational organizations.

Arts & Entertainment

Ballroom Dancing
Fri., Nov. 3 & 17, 8-10pm. Orchard Hill Church Gym, 2551 Brandt School Rd., Wexford. Dance instructor Bobby D teaches waltz, swing, cha-cha and more. Come for a lesson at 7pm or the dance at 8pm. All welcome. $10 per person at the door.

Wings & Wildlife Art Show
Sat.-Sun., Nov. 4-5, 10am-5pm. National Aviary, 700 Arch St., Pgh. The show features locally and nationally known wildlife artists working in paint, photography, jewelry, ceramics, wood and more. Meet the artists, explore the exhibits and purchase original pieces of art. Adults $15, children $14.

AmSpirit Business Connections
Mon., Nov. 6, 7:15am. Eat 'n Park, 2650 Brandt School Rd., Wexford. Network every Mon. morning with other local business owners. Contact Jen for more info.

World Language Conference
Tues., Nov. 7, 9am-2pm. Fox Chapel Area High School, 611 Field Club Dr., O’Hara Twp. Fox Chapel Area High School is hosting the third annual Pittsburgh's World Language Connection Conference for educators. Highlights of the program include a keynote speaker, breakout sessions lead by Pittsburgh area high school and university educators, and vendors offering information on world languages and classroom connections.

Fox Chapel Presents Radium Girls
Thurs.-Sun., Nov. 9-11, 7pm. Fox Chapel High School Auditorium, 611 Field Club Rd. Students will perform Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory. Tickets $8 and sold at the door.

North Hills Holiday Shop—One Evening Only
Thurs., Nov. 9, 6-8pm. North Hills High School, 53 Rochester Rd., 15229. For one evening only, the North Hills Athletics and Activities Office will open to the public for after-hours shopping. Gifts and stocking stuffers for North Hills’ fans available. Cash and checks only.

AARP 3736 Meeting
Thurs., Nov. 9, 7:30pm. St. Ursula Church Social Hall, 3937 Kirk Ave., Allison Park. Fun-and-Games night playing Bunko, Farkle, L-R-C, Poker and a mystery game. All programs followed by refreshments and fellowship. New members welcome every second Thursday of the month.

Beaver Valley Artists
Thurs., Nov 9, 7pm. Merrick Art Gallery, 1100 5th Ave., New Brighton. Gadi Leshem, a self-taught sculptor who uses water-based clay as his medium, will be the guest artist. Leshem is a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors and the Cranberry Artists Network.

North Hills Students to Perform Pride and Prejudice
Thurs.-Sat., Nov 9-11, 7:30pm. North Hills High School auditorium, 53 Rochester Rd., 15229. North Hills High School Drama Club will present Pride and Prejudice, a streamlined theatrical version of Jane Austen’s classic novel involving manners, courtship and relationships. Tickets $6 adults, $4 students and seniors, available at the door.

Christmas Open House
Fri.-Sat., Nov. 10-11, 10am-3pm. Olive Branch Fair Trade Store, 11160 Perry Hwy., Wexford. All are welcome for holiday shopping, refreshments and a tour of the new outreach and meeting space. 

Shaler Presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Fri.-Sat., Nov. 10-11, 7pm. Shaler Area High School, 381 Wible Run Rd. The play is based on a short story by Washington Irving. Tickets $7 adults, $5 students and seniors, available at the door. 412-492-1200.

Free Screenings for Colon Cancer
Sat., Nov. 11, by appointment. UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, 9100 Babcock Blvd., 15237. A noninvasive colon cancer screening program, which includes a FIT test kit. You qualify if you are 50 to 75 years of age, haven’t had a colonoscopy for many years or ever, have any type of health insurance or no health insurance. Preregistration is required and must be completed by Nov. 8. Call 412-748-5762.

Cranberry Preschool Open House
Mon., Nov. 13, 4-7pm. Cranberry Township Municipal Bldg., 2525 Rochester Rd., Cranberry. Parents of preschool-aged children are welcome to visit the facility that includes advanced security features as well as an in-house library and gymnasium, and to meet its professionally trained teaching staff.

Toastmasters Open House
Tues., Nov. 14 & 28, 6:30-8pm, UPMC Lighthouse Pointe, 500 Chapel Harbor Dr., O'Hara Twp., 15238. Aspinwall Toastmasters is hosting two open houses for anyone interested in learning more about building communication and leadership skills. Speak with confidence, give and get constructive feedback, thrive in a supportive learning environment. All guests welcome. For more info, visit

Global Problems, Global Solutions Conference
Wed.- Fri., Nov. 15-17, 11am. La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., 15237. This free annual conference focuses on the progress, plans and initiatives related to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. This year’s topic is healthcare. Schedule of events and register

Family Volunteer Days
Sat., Nov. 18, 10am-noon or 1-3pm. Global Links, 700 Trumbull Dr., Pgh., 15205. Families with children of all ages are invited to work together sorting and packing medical supplies for communities in need. Registration required, limited space, cost $10 per person. Additional days Dec. 9 & 16. 412-361-3424 x 205,

La Roche Students to Perform The Messiah 
Sat., Nov. 18, 2 & 8pm. Byham Theater, 101 6th St., Pgh. La Roche College Performing Arts Department will present The Messiah. The ballet will feature music by The Pittsburgh Festival Orchestra and Maestri Singers. Purchase tickets or 412-456-6666.

Holiday Dazzle Show
Sat., Nov. 18, 4-7pm. Pine Community Center, 100 Pine Park Dr., Wexford. Holiday evening perfect for families includes carriage rides, crafts, food booths, holiday fireworks display and more. Tickets available at the community center Nov.1-17, $5 per person.

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.

Every Thursday through 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 when 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, 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 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 Wednesday 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