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North Hills Monthly

Community Events, May 2018

Apr 30, 2018 05:01PM ● By North Hills Monthly Magazine
Benefits & Fundraisers

Shaler Plant Sale
Sat., May 5, 9am-noon. Kiwanis Park, Wetzel Rd., Glenshaw. Hardy perennials will be offered at bargain prices along with herbs, vegetables, houseplants, potted arrangements and bulbs. Basket auction, bake sale, flea market and kids’ face painting, games and crafts. Free. Proceeds benefit community projects and philanthropic donations of the Shaler Garden Club. 

Spring Plant Sale
Sat., May 12, 8am-3pm. Corner of Ingomar Rd. and Rt. 19, 15237. Ingomar Garden Club annual fundraiser. Select from hanging baskets, perennials, annuals, vegetables and garden crafts.

Tee Time Golf Classic
Mon., May 14, 9am. Montour Heights Country Club, 1491 Coraopolis Heights Rd., Coraopolis, 15108. Scramble format with skill contests and prizes. Cost $375 per golfer and includes golf, breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktail reception.  Proceeds benefit Hope Grows, a nonprofit organization focused on cultivating caregiver wellness.

Longvue Acres Garden Club Plant Sale
Sat., May 19, 9am-noon. Northmont United Presbyterian Church, 8169 Perry Hwy., McCandless. More than 500 perennials grown in members’ gardens and donated for sale. Proceeds fund monthly educational program and a variety of charitable gardening, horticultural and conservation groups. For more info, email

A Victorian Tea
Sun., May 20, 11:30am-2pm. Montour Heights Country Club, 1491 Coraopolis Heights Rd., Coraopolis, 15108. An afternoon tea party with hors d'oeuvres, camaraderie, a purse raffle, auction and a variety of teas. Guest speaker Dr. Michael  Parkinson. Sponsored by UPMC for Life. Proceeds benefit Hope Grows, a nonprofit organization focused on cultivating caregiver wellness. Tickets $50.

Brian Demchak Hope Run 5K Run/Walk
Sun., May 20, 8:30am. UPMC St. Margaret, 815 Freeport Rd., Aspinwall. The race will start and finish adjacent to the Plant the Seed of Hope Memorial Garden. Presented by the St. Margaret Foundation.

Cost $30 prior to May 14, $35 race day. Proceeds support medication, transportation and more for patients at UPMC St. Margaret. Register at

Armstrong Trail Fun Day
Sat., June 2, 9am-4pm. Nautical Mile Campground, 530 Stone Ave., Templeton. A fundraising bike/hike/run event to coincide with National Trail Day. Rain or shine. Begin at various points along the trail including Kittanning trailhead, Nautical Mile Campground, East Brady trailhead or Phillipston trailhead. Cost $30 adult, $20 age 6-16, free under 5. All proceeds benefit the Armstrong Rails to Trails Association. For more info and registration:

Arts & Entertainment

Spring Cleaning Supplies Needed
Mon.-Fri. until June 8, 9am-4pm. North Hills Community Outreach, 1975 Ferguson Rd., Allison Park. Items needed for families that use NHCO’s food pantries include laundry detergent, all-purpose cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, dish soap, sponges, paper towels and canvas shopping bags.

Ingomar Garden Club
Wed., May 2, 10:30am. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 311 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Meets first Wednesday of every month March–Nov. Business meeting followed by lunch and a speaker. Prospective members invited.

Arts Alive  at NH High School
Fri., May 4, 5-9pm. North Hills High School, 53 Rochester Rd., 15229. Annual program sponsored by Linda Mitzel Photography celebrating the creative accomplishments of students in K-12. Includes pottery, paintings, drawings, sculpture, photographs, and writing projects as well as student work from the Family and Consumer Sciences Department and the Technology Education Department. Performances by the Music Department. Free and open to the public.

North Hills Chorale Performs One Voice
Sat., May 5, 7pm and Sun., May 6, 3pm. Visitation Chapel at Kerns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Allison Park. Freewill offering will be accepted.

Saturday Singles Dance
Sat., May 5, 7:30-midnight. West View VFW, 386 Perry Hwy. Dance for ages 40+. Anniversary dance party with free pizza and desserts. May 19: dance, free speed dating and chile con queso with nachos and topping bar. 724-316-5029 or

JDRF Bowl-A-Thon
Sun., May 6, 11am-2pm. Family Bowlaway Fun Center, 540 Fairground Hill Rd., Butler, 16001. Strike a cure for Type 1 diabetes and show your support for Butler High School student Maegan Emanuel. There will be bowling, basket raffles, 50/50, bake sale and soft drinks. Cost $20 adults, $15 kids 6-12, under 6 free. Preregister at or 724-991-5114.

Sealarks Women's Group
Wed., May 9, 1:00pm. Memorial Park Church, 8800 Peebles Rd., Allison Park. Group provides Christian fellowship and social activity for women alone. Grammy-nominated accordionist Kevin Solecki will be performing. For additional info, call 412-487-7194.

I Can Relate To That: A Mental Health Q&A Session
Thurs., May 10, 6:30pm. Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Town Hall-style gathering as a panel of mental health experts listens to concerns and offers answers in a safe setting. The panel will answer questions and examine how contemporary life has impacted our collective mental health. Registration required at or 412-366-8100.

Mother’s Day Concert
Sat., May 12, 7pm. St. John’s Lutheran Church of Highland, 311 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra will feature vocalist Gary Burdick with the bluegrass band Lonesome, Lost and Foggy. Program features folk, classical and world music written specifically for the mandolin. Cost $12, children under 12 free. Tickets at the door or

UPMC Passavant Auxiliary Membership Opportunities
Mon., May 14, 10am. UPMC, Babcock Blvd., 15237. Are you looking for a stimulating opportunity for social interaction with other dedicated people in support of community hospitals UPMC Passavant McCandless and Cranberry? Join UPMC Passavant Auxiliary’s tradition of caring. New members are welcome. More info, contact Alice Burke at 412-748-6640,

Western PA Mushroom Club 
Tues., May 15, 7pm. Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, 614 Dorseyville Rd. Monthly meeting and the annual cultivation meeting. There are several mushroom walks scheduled in May; visit for more information.

Second Annual Pentecost Sacred Arts Festival
Wed.-Sun., May 16-20. Our Lady of Grace Church, 310 Kane Blvd., Scott Twp., 15243. A showcase of 40 original sacred artworks, literary readings and musical performances. Visitors will experience a unique encounter with the sacred arts in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Free. View event schedule at

Rick Springfield at the Palace Theatre
Fri., May 18, 8pm. The Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg. Rick Springfield will be performing blues and all of his pop hits from the 80s. Prices vary but start at $45. Purchase online or 724-836-8000.

Ring Pittsburgh Concert Series
Sun., May 20, 3pm. St. Bernadette Church, 245 Azalea Dr. Monroeville. A talented handbell choir will perform vibrant selections under the direction of Jim Rossetti. Free to attend, donations accepted. Additional concerts: Tues., May 22, 7pm, Highpoint at Rebecca Residence, Allison Park; Tues., May 29, 7pm, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Allison Park.

La Roche Summer College
Mon., May 21. La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., 15237. Summer courses will be offered at a reduced tuition rate. Summer College features a selection of traditional and online courses, with multiple sessions running from three to 10 weeks. Free on-campus housing also is available to students who enroll full-time. The 2018 sessions: May 21 to June 9, May 21 to June 23; June 25 to July 28; May 21 to June 30; May 21 to July 14; May 21 to July 28. Apply or 412-536-1083.

Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table
Mon., May 21, 7pm. Hampton Twp. Community Center, 3101 McCully Rd., Allison Park, 15101. Jared Frederick will present The Unfinished Work: Gettysburg During World Wars I and II. Lecture is free and open to the public.

Global Development and Humanitarian Aid Training
Mon.-Fri., May 21-25, 9am. La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., 15237.Designed for those who want to enter the field of humanitarian and emergency aid, this five-day workshop provides specialized instruction in disaster relief response, sustainable humanitarian aid and global development. With local and global experts, real-world simulation experiences and interactive classes, participants will leave with a strong understanding of key concepts, trends and essential knowledge necessary to succeed on both a domestic and international level. 412-536-1215 or

Longvue Acres Garden Club Meeting
Tues., May 22, 7:30pm. Northmont United Presbyterian Church, 8169 Perry Hwy., McCandless. Penn State Master Gardener Attila Csokai will present The Basics of Rain Gardens. Free and guests welcome. More info

That Was Vaudeville
Thurs., May 24, 7pm. Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Enjoy an evening of music, comedy and yodeling. Entertainer Stephen Lee Rich will share music from the heyday of vaudeville to its declining years, talk about what vaudeville was and share anecdotes about the stars of the era. Registration required at or 412-366-8100.

Delta Contractors & Design, Inc. Golf Outing
Fri., May 25, 10am. Clarion Oaks Golf Club, 694 Mayfield Rd., Clarion, 16214. Best ball scramble format with skill contests throughout and raffle. Fee includes golf, cart, lunch, dinner and refreshments. Cost $280 foursome, $70 per player. Register or 814-226-9161.

Mini Cheer Camp
Mon.- Fri., June 18-22, 9:30am-noon. North Allegheny Intermediate, 350 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Girls K-8 are invited to learn cheer chants and dance from NA High School cheerleaders. Complete registration form, payment and waiver must be received by June 1. Cost $100. For registration form and questions, email

North Allegheny Kennywood Day
Thurs., June 21. Discounted tickets for Kennywood admission are $30 (regularly $45.99). Tickets are available at all NA district schools on May 30; in the Athletic Office beginning May 1 and online at  May 1-June 19. 

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 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), 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