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Community Events, March 2018

Feb 28, 2018 05:08PM ● Published by North Hills Monthly magazine

Benefits & Fundraisers

Shalerpalooza X
Fri., Mar. 9, 7pm. Mr. Smalls Theatre, 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale, 15209. Shaler Area High School and middle school bands will perform with solo artists, DJs and spoken word performers. The event will also include student artwork. Proceeds will be divided among the four high school classes’ class funds, which will offset the cost of senior year events. Tickets $8 in advance or $10 at the door, purchased at the high school activities office or

Arts & Entertainment

Sports Hall of fame Nominations Accepted through April 1
Thurs., Mar, 1, online nomination forms will be available under Alumni-Sports Hall of Fame at The North Hills Sports Hall of Fame honors individuals who have distinguished themselves in athletics during and/or beyond their years at North Hills High School or the former West View High School. Call Chelle at 412-318-1438 with questions.

Ballroom Dancing
Fri., Mar. 2, 7-10:30pm. Orchard Hill Church Gym, 2551 Brandt School Rd., Wexford. Certified instructor Bobby D teaches waltz, swing, cha cha and more. First and third Fridays through June 1. Walk-ins welcome. $10 per person.

Bella Musica!
Sat., Mar.3, 7:30pm. Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Rd., 15238. Pittsburgh Concert Chorale takes a journey to Italy with Bella Musica! with works by Verdi, Rossini, Puccini and others. A second concert will be held March 4 at 4pm at Ingomar United Methodist Church. Tickets: Adults $20 ($23 at the door), students $8, no cost for children under 11. or 412-635-7654

Weaving Classes
Sat., Mar. 3 & 10, 9am-4pm. Depreciation Lands Museum, 4743 S. Pioneer Rd., Allison Park. March 3 class is Introduction to Weaving where participants will experience all the steps needed from design of a project to producing a piece of woven cloth. March 10 class is Exploring Weave Structure for students with experience on multi-harness looms and will focus on different types of weave structures and complicated weaving drafts.  Prereg required, $25 intro class, $40 structure class, includes looms, tools all materials and lunch.

Tai Chi Exercise for Exercise
Sat., Mar. 3, 11am-12:15pm. Orchard Hill Church Gym, 2551 Brandt School Rd., Wexford. For ages 16+ Sat. thru June 23. Experience movements with breathing techniques to rejuvenate your body, improve blood circulation, increase energy, and improve your immune system. $7 per class. Walk-ins welcome.

Saturday Singles Dance
Sat., Mar. 3, 7:30pm. West View VFW, 386 Perry Hwy, West View. For ages 40+. March 3: Free hot dog bar with toppings. March 17: St. Patty’s Day party with Pot of Gold drawing. More info, 724-316-5029 or

Providence Heights Alpha School Open House
Sun., Mar. 4, 1-3pm. Providence Heights Alpha School, 9000 Babcock Blvd, Allison Park. Come and see what the school has to offer and meet with teachers and administrators., 412-366-4455.

Inviting Knitters and Crocheters/Busy Hands Group 
Mon., Mar. 5, 9:15-11:15am. The Olive Branch, 11160 Perry Hwy., Wexford. Olive Branch Fair Trade Store and Missions & More is seeking knitters and crocheters to join the Busy Hands group to make items to donate to charity. Wanting to learn or experienced, all are welcome. Call 724-799-8700. 

Ingomar Garden Club
Wed., Mar. 7, 10:30am. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 311 Cumberland Rd., Pgh., 15237. Club meets the first Wednesday of the month through November. Business meeting followed by a light lunch and speaker. Prospective members invited to attend.

Beaver Valley Artists Meeting
Thurs., Mar. 8, 7pm. Merrick Art Gallery, 1100 Fifth Ave., New Brighton. Freelancer Colin Richards will be the guest artist. 

Tarzan Swinging into Seneca Valley
Mar. 8-10, 7:30pm. Seneca Valley Intermediate High School Auditorium, 126 Seneca School Rd., Harmony, 16037. Tickets are now on sale for Seneca Valley’s All-School Musical, Tarzan. For more info on how to order tickets,

Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Mar. 9-11 and Mar. 16-18, Fri.- Sat., 8pm., Sun., 2:30. The New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square E., Pgh., 15212. Prime Stage Theatre presents the regional premiere of the stage adaptation of I know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Tickets 

North Hills High School Presents Dames at Sea
Mar. 8-10, 15-17, 7:30pm. North Hills High School auditorium, 53 Rochester Rd., 15229. A light, bright, and hilariously tuneful homage to the glamorous and hopeful musicals of the 1930s.Tickets can be purchased in the Activities and Athletics Office weekdays until Mar. 7 from 1-3pm. If available, tickets will be sold at the door. All seats are reserved and are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. More info, 412-318-1440.

Pine-Richland High School Presents Oklahoma!
Mar. 9-10 and 16-17, 7:30pm. Pine-Richland High School Auditorium, 700 Warrendale Rd., 15044. The musical by Rogers and Hammerstein includes 60 student cast members and features the student orchestra and stage crew. Tickets $15.

UPMC Passavant Auxiliary Opportunities
Mon., Mar. 12, 10am. UPMC Passavant, Babcock Blvd., 15237. Join UPMC Passavant Auxiliary’s tradition of caring for a stimulating opportunity for social interaction with other dedicated people in support of our community hospitals. New members welcome! Contact Alice for more info at 412-748-6640 or

Drip, Drizzle, and Splash!
Mon., Mar. 12, 6-8pm. Cranberry Twp. Municipal Bldg., 2525 Rochester Rd., 16066. First Cranberry Artists Network Members Show will feature art expressions of new beginnings and the way weather and the environment make this happen. Exhibit will continue till Apr. 5.

Sealarks Women’s Group
Wed., Mar. 14, 1pm. Memorial Park Church, 8800 Peebles Rd., 15101. Christian fellowship and social activity for women by themselves—widowed, divorced or never married, all welcome to attend.  Speaker Louise Sturgess of the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation will present a photo tour, Incredible Penn Avenue. For more info, call 412-487-7194.

Fox Chapel Area High School Presents Shrek the Musical
Thurs.- Sat., Mar. 15-17, 7pm. Fox Chapel Area High School, 611 Field Club Rd. Purchase tickets for the 2018 spring musical for $13 each. All seats are reserved, tickets at the door if available. 

Annual Orchid Show
Sat.-Sun., Mar. 17-18, 10am-4pm. Phipps Garden Center, 1059 Shady Ave. This year’s theme is A Celebration of Orchids. Volunteers and expert growers will be on hand to answer questions about cultivation, and free seminars will be held both days of the show as well as hourly raffles.  Free and open to the public.

The Opioid Epidemic Town Hall Meeting
Mon., Mar. 19, 7-9pm. North Hills Middle School, 55 Rochester Rd., 15237. North Hills School District and Ross Police Dept., West View Police Dept., and Judge Richard Opiela will host the event. Guest speakers and breakout sessions with an informal question and answer session will follow presentations. Recommended for ages 12+.

Western PA Mushroom Club
Tues., Mar. 20, 7pm. Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, 614 Dorseyville Rd., 15238. Free monthly meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month and include a mushroom display table staffed by expert identifiers. 

CCAC Spring Job Fair
Wed. Mar. 21, 9:30am-1:30pm. Atrium, CCAC North Campus, 8701 Perry Hwy., 15237. Representatives from many of the region’s employers will be on hand to discuss different job opportunities, answer questions and provide information. Attendees should dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes. 412-369-3674

Mushroom Walk
Sat., Mar. 24, 10am. Todd Nature Reserve, 347 Kepple Rd., Sarver. Western PA Mushroom Club is hosting a mushroom walk. Free to attend.

Wildbird Recovery’s 1st Annual Baby Shower
Sat., Mar. 24, 1-5pm. Fern Hollow Nature Center, 1901 Glen Mitchell Rd., Sewickley, 15143. Help us get ready for baby bird season. Meet some of the education birds, enjoy raffles, a silent auction and light refreshments. Adults $5, Children under 12, $3.

Oh My Stars Quilt Show
Fri., Apr. 6, 10am-7pm, Apr. 7, 10am-5pm, Apr. 8, noon -4pm. Ross Community Center, 1000 Ross Municipal Dr., 15237. More than 100 quilts on display. There will be quilt and basket raffles and food available. Admission $8.


NHCO Urgently Needs Volunteers in the Upper Rt. 28 Corridor
North Hills Community Outreach has an urgent need for volunteers interested in helping seniors in the Rt. 28 corridor near Tarentum and Brackenridge. Volunteer drivers and on-board dispatchers are needed for the Free Rides for Seniors shuttles that transport seniors in the Rt. 28 communities to UPMC medical appointments and to shopping during weekdays. No special license is needed and training is provided. Shifts are short. If you are interested, please contact Kerry at or 412-449-0151 for more information. 
Seniors Need Volunteer Snow Shovelers
Seniors in all neighborhoods in northern Allegheny County need volunteers to keep their yards and sidewalks safe by shoveling snow. This is a great project for teens, youth groups and families. Please contact Cathy at North Hills Community Outreach at 412-307-0069 x 3313 or to register to volunteer.

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, 4-5:15pm. HealthSouth Sewickley library, 303 Camp Meeting Rd., Sewickley. Call 412-749-2388to get on contact list and for more information. Refreshment s 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., 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 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








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