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Community Events, April 2018

Apr 01, 2018 09:37AM ● Published by North Hills Monthly magazine

Benefits & Fundraisers

Flight 93 Fundraiser Focuses on Hydration History
Fri., Apr. 13, 7pm. Johnstown Area Heritage Association Discovery Center, 201 6th Ave., Johnstown, 15906. Modeled after the popular show Drunk History, the event will feature multiple storytellers presenting short stories on how luck, good or bad, influenced local historical events. Also includes trivia during the story breaks, a Q&A session at the end of the night, and a cash bar featuring themed cocktails. Proceeds go to the Friends of Flight 93. Cost $10. 
www.flight93friends.org/hydration-history.

Spaghetti Dinner
Fri., Apr. 27, 5-8pm. Knight of Columbus, 450 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue, 15202. North Gate Band Boosters will hold a spaghetti dinner featuring live music from the Northgate Sizzlers Jazz Band. Enjoy an evening of music, basket raffles, 50/50 and more. Proceeds benefit Northgate Band. Adults $10, children 10 and under $5.

Fourth Annual PMH Benefit Bash
Sun., Apr. 29, 1-5pm. Jergel's Rhythm Grille, 103 Slade Lane, Warrendale. Passavant Memorial Homes Foundation (PMH) will host an afternoon of fun with the band No Bad JuJu, an appetizer and dessert bar, photo booth, auctions, raffles and cornhole tournament. All proceeds will be utilized to improve employee training facilities and to establish an electronic software platform to facilitate mandatory and enhanced training capabilities at PMH. For tickets or to donate, call 412-820-1015 or visit www.passavant.org/pmhfos/events.

Ninth Annual Afternoon Tea
Sun., May 6, 2-4pm. St. Ferdinand Church, Oldenski Hall, 2535 Rochester Rd., Cranberry Twp. Tea includes three courses, scones, tea sandwiches, desserts and various teas. There will also be basket raffles, a 50/50 and door prizes. Reservations due by April 30 at 724-625-3388. Adults $17, Children 4-10 $6 and under 3 free. Proceeds benefit the St. Ferdinand Building campaign.

Arts & Entertainment

Ingomar Garden Club
Wed., Apr. 4, 10:30am. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 311 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Business meeting followed by a light lunch and speaker presentation. All prospective members invited. www.ingomar-garden-club.com

Oh My Stars! Quilt Show
Fri.-Sun., Apr. 6-8, 10am-5pm. Ross Community Center, 1000 Ross Municipal Dr., 15237. Over 100 quilts will be on display, along with vendors and basket raffles. Featured quilt raffle is a feathered star design. Admission $8. More info, www.npqg.org

Talley Cavey Tavern Night
Sat., Apr. 7, 7-10pm. Deacon’s Tavern, Depreciation Lands Museum, 4343 S. Pioneer Rd., Allison Park.  Ages 21 + can experience an evening of historical entertainment in an 18th century frontier tavern. Libations and victuals will be served, with entertainment by the Wayward Companions. 18th century attire welcome. Cost $45, prepaid reservations at www.planetreg.com/tavernnight. 412-486-0563.

Saturday Singles Dance
Sat., Apr. 7, 7:30pm. West View VFW, 386 Perry Hwy., West View. For ages 40+. Black and gold Pirates and Penguins party with prizes and giveaways. Dance until midnight. Apr. 21, a perfect pair mix & match ice-breaking dance event with gift cards and prizes. 724-316-5029, www.dancetonight.weebly.com.

Divorce Workshop for Women
Sat., Apr. 7, 6:30am-12:30pm. 2605 Nicholson Rd. Ste. 2103, Franklin Park. A four-hour, information-packed workshop taught by a family law attorney, certified divorce financial analyst and therapist to address the legal, financial and emotional issues associated with divorce. Women will gain important knowledge and resources that will inform, prepare and protect them as they achieve a greater understanding of the divorce process. 
$35 registration. 724-493-9695.

UPMC Passavant Auxiliary Opportunities
Mon., Apr. 9, 10am. UPMC Passavant, Babcock Blvd., 15237. Join the UPMC Passavant Auxiliary tradition of caring for a stimulating opportunity for social interaction with other dedicated people in support of community hospitals. New members welcome! Contact Alice for more info at 412-748-6640 or burkea2@ph.upmc.edu.

IMAGES: Remembrances of the Holocaust–The Eva Schloss Story
Mon., Apr. 9, 7:30pm. Kean Theatre, 5847 S. Meridian Rd., Gibsonia, 15044. Anne Frank’s stepsister Eva Schloss, a Holocaust survivor, tells her story in a captivating and powerful production. Seating is limited, reserve tickets early. $25 each. 
www.imagestickets.com or 330-799-6176.

Shakespeare in the Parks: Past and Present
Tues., Apr. 10, 9:30am. Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Rd., 15238. Jennifer Tober from Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks will be the speaker. She and another company member will perform humorous passages from some of Shakespeare’s works. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

Spring is in the Air Bountiful Brunch
Tues., Apr. 10, 6pm. Northern Tier Regional Library, 4015 Dickey Rd., Gibsonia. Join Chef Carol Nardello for sunshine citrus punch, asparagus soup, salmon frittata, French breakfast puffs and fruit salad with citrus, mint and ginger. Cost $40, advanced registration required. 724-449-2665 or 
www.northerntierlibrary.org.

Sealarks Women's Group
Wed., Apr. 11, 1pm. Memorial Park Church, 8800 Peebles Rd., Allison Park. Christian fellowship and social activity for women alone, widowed, divorced or never married. All are welcome to attend and consider joining the group. The April presenter will be the owner of Flowerama. 412-487-7194.

Sam Hazo to Give Reading at La Roche
Thurs., Apr. 12, 6-8pm. Kearns Spiritually Center, La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., 15237. Renowned author Sam Hazo will give his final reading as La Roche’s Poet-in-Residence, sharing  work from yesterday and today. Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served and Dr. Hazo's books will be available for purchase and signing. Cost $25 and registration is required, limited seating. www.laroche.edu/hazo

St. Joseph High School to Present Children of Eden
Thurs.-Sat., Apr. 12-14, 7pm. Penn State New Kensington Forum Theater, 3550 Seventh St., New Kensington, 15068. Saint Joseph High School students to perform spring musical, Children of Eden. Tickets $10; purchase at www.saintjosephhs.com.

Backyard Composting Workshops
Fri., Apr. 13, 7-8:30pm. Blueberry Hill Park, Blaine’s Way, Sewickley, 15143. Learn the benefits of backyard composting, methods for setting up a compost pile, proper maintenance and ways to use the finished product. Cost $70 per person, $75 per couple and includes one composting bin. www.prc.org/programs. 412-488-7490 x226. 

Annual Spring Gala
Fri.-Sat., Apr. 13-14, 7:30pm. Motherhouse Auditorium, La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., 15237.  Dance performances will include a restaging of Giselle by faculty members, and an opening work by a group of guest performers from Israel. Free and open to the public.

Undergraduate Open House
Sat., Apr. 14, 10am-1pm. La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., 15237. Open house for high school and transfer students to explore 50 career-focused majors with faculty representatives. Select from various presentations including admissions, financial aid, a student panel and specific majors including graphic design, interior design, justice, law and security, management (business) and nursing. Register at www.laroche.edu/openhouse  or 412-536-1272.

Watershed Awareness/Rain Barrel Workshops
Mon., Apr. 16, 7-8:30pm. Ross Twp. Community Center, 1000 Ross Municipal Dr., 15237. Discover how to harvest rainwater from your roof, store it in a barrel and use it in the landscape. Learn about problems associated with stormwater runoff, ways to conserve water in your home and techniques to reduce your contribution to watershed pollution. $80 per person, $85 per couple includes one rain barrel. www.prc.org/programs. 412-488-7490 x226. 

Wise Walk
Tues., Apr. 17, 9:30 am. Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Walking may be the simplest way to work out. Your heart gets exercise, you lower your blood pressure, and your bones get stronger. 10-week program walking in North Park for 30-40 minutes. Remaining weeks meet at Pie Traynor Field, water and snacks provided. Will take place 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19. Registration required. www.northlandlibrary.org.  412-366-8100.

Spring Makerspace
Tues., Apr. 17, 6-7pm. Northern Tier Library, 4015 Dickey Rd., Gibsonia. A variety of simple STEM art projects will be offered. For families and registration is required. 724-449-2665, www.northerntierlibrary.org

Backyard Composting Workshops
Wed., Apr. 18, 7-8:30pm. Ross Twp. Community Center. Learn the benefits of backyard composting, methods for setting up a compost pile, proper maintenance and ways to use the finished product. Cost $70 per person, $75 per couple and includes one composting bin. www.prc.org/programs, 412-488-7490 x226. 

MAX to Headline La Roche Spring Concert
Fri., Apr. 20, Doors open 6pm. Kerr Fitness Center, La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., 15237. Pop-soul singer MAX will perform at the spring concert and the event will also feature Pittsburgh bands A Summer High and Vertigo. Tickets, $15 for La Roche students, $25 public & $40 for VIP. www.showclix.com/event/max-at-la-roche-college.

Cooking Classes
Sat., Apr. 21, 10am-4pm. Depreciation Lands Museum, 4343 S. Pioneer Rd., Allison Park. Learn how to make bread, meat dishes, soups and desserts over an open fire. Open to ages 14 and up. Class limited to 6 people. Cost $45. Pre-paid registration required. www.planetreg.com/cooking , 412-486-0563.

Habitat Hike: Explore, Discover, Protect
Sat., Apr. 21, 10:30am. Linbrook Woodlands Conservation Area, Hopkins Church Rd. trailhead. Girl Scout Nadine Oury will lead a hike through this new habitat loop trail as part of her Gold Award project. Explore the narrow, wet trails with cattails and tadpoles, old, clear logging paths and power line routes in this newly protected Allegheny Land Trust conservation area. Free, registration required at https://www.ventureoutdoors.org/activities-calendar/?wppb=program&month=4&calyear=2018&=&tmpl=regist...

Genealogy Lock-In
Fri., Apr. 27, 6:30-10pm. Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., 15237. This evening of hands-on research requires general computer skills. Search for your ancestors using online databases, including Ancestry Library Edition, Heritage Quest Online and more. Research volunteers will be on hand to help. Bring a flash drive to save copies of documents and information. Advance registration is required due to limited space. www.northlandlibrary.org, 412-366-8100.

Watershed Awareness/Rain Barrel Workshops
Mon., Apr. 30, 6:30-8pm. North Park Rose Barn. Discover how to harvest rainwater from your roof, store it in a barrel and use it in the landscape. Learn about problems associated with stormwater runoff, ways to conserve water in your home and techniques to reduce your contribution to watershed pollution. $80 per person, $85 per couple includes one rain barrel. www.prc.org/programs, 412-488-7490 x226. 

Volunteers

NHCO Urgently Needs Volunteers in the Upper Route 28 Corridor
North Hills Community Outreach has an urgent need for volunteers interested in helping seniors in the Route 28 corridor near Tarentum and Brackenridge. Specifically, volunteer drivers and on-board dispatchers are needed for the Free Rides for Seniors’ shuttles, which transport seniors in the Route 28 communities to UPMC medical appointments and shopping during weekdays. No special license is needed and training is provided. Shifts are short. If interested, contact Kerry at kkmulhern@nhco.org or 412-449-0151. 
 
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 clpschirer@nhco.org 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 at 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. 

Beyond Bridge to Hope Bereavement Support Group
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. www.anchorpointcounselingministry.org 

Breast Cancer Support Group
Meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, 7-8:30pm, UPMC Passavant. Patients only. Free. www.cancercaring.org.

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. www.cancercaring.org.

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 www.lupuspa.org.

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, info@namiswpa.org.

New Journey Christian Cancer Support Group
Meets 1st Mondays of the month, 7 pm, Stoneridge Church, 811 Dressel Rd. Free. 412-486-7778, www.stoneridgecc.org.

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 jessica.valko@healthsouth.com

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.

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)
Second and 4th Wednesdays, 1-2:30pm. 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
Tuesdays, 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
First and 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm. Anchorpoint offices. 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 www.anchorpointcounselingministry.org.


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