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Community Events, June 2018

May 31, 2018 08:22PM ● Published by North Hills Monthly magazine

Benefits & Fundraisers

NHCO Back-to-School Collection
Mon.-Fri., June 1-Aug. 3, 9am-4pm. North Hills Community Outreach, 1975 Ferguson Rd., Allison Park. North Hills Community Outreach is collecting new backpacks and school supplies for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Items needed include backpacks, notebooks, binders, paper, folders, pencils, pens, calculators, and gently used Texas Instruments graphic/scientific calculators. Good quality teen backpacks with sturdy zippers are especially needed.

Kenny’s Koaster Race
Sun., June 3, 8:30am. Kennywood Park, 4800 Kennywood Blvd., West Mifflin. Run a 5K through historic Kennywood and then ride a 5K on Kennywood Park’s classic and modern roller coasters. Earn a medal for the run and then get another for the ride. Proceeds benefit the Cancer Caring Center. Produced by Pro Bike and Run. Register www.athlinks.com/event/2nd-annual-kennys-koaster-race-193591.

Summer Sweepstakes
Offer open until Sept. 5. The Sisters of Divine Providence 2018 Sisters’ Sumer Sweepstakes provides a chance to win cash prizes of $2,000, $500 and $100. www.cdpsisters.org/2018summersweeps to enter. Proceeds benefit the ministries and mission of the Sisters of Divine Providence.

Arts & Entertainment

Seneca Valley Summer Camps
June-July, dates and times vary. Seneca Valley School District, 126 Seneca School Rd., Harmony. A variety of camps are offered with each designed to engage students in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. For a list of camps and more info, www.svsd.net/svsummercamps.

Saturday Singles Dance
Sat., June 2, 7:30-midnight. West View VFW, 386 Perry Hwy., West View. Ages 40+ dance. Great Gift Card Giveaway dance and social event with hundreds of gift cards to be given away. Sat., June 23: Coney Island Cookout dance and social event with a free indoor summer picnic dinner. 724-316-5029 or www.dancetonight.weebly.com.

Knitters & Crocheters Invited to Join Busy Hands
Mon., June 4, 9:15-11:15am. Olive Branch Fair Trade Store, 11160 Perry Hwy. (next to Jiffy Lube on Fieldview Dr.) Knitters and crocheters are invited to join the Busy Hands group which makes items for various charities, both global and close to home. Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. All are welcome. Questions, call 724-799-8700.

YMCA Offers Diabetes Prevention Program
Wed., June 6, 11:30am-1pm. Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA, 2001 Ehrman Rd., Cranberry Twp., or Mon., June 4, 6-7:30pm at 3339 N. Washington St, Butler. One-year diabetes prevention program will teach participants how to reduce risk of diabetes through weight loss and physical activity. Held weekly for 26 weeks, then bimonthly for the remainder of the year. Registration limited, call 724-452-9122 ext. 226. Cost $249 for Y members, and $349 for nonmembers which includes a Y membership. This program is a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Adagio Health.

Rummage Sale
Fri., June 8, 9am-5pm. St. Richard Church, 3841 Dickey Rd., Gibsonia. Indoor sale of quality, nearly new and gently used merchandise. Items include furniture, collectibles, home décor, kitchenware, books, toys, jewelry, tools, electronics, pet supplies and more. Sale continues Saturday 9am-noon with most merchandise half off. For details, call 724-444-1971 or visit www.saintrichardparish.org.

Western PA Mushroom Club 
Sun. June 10, 1 and 3pm. Mushroom walks will be held 
at a full-day, free event at Phipps Conservatory in Schenley Park as part of the third annual BioBlitz Festival. www.phipps.conservatory.org/calendar/detail/bioblitz

Summer Nights at La Roche College
Mon., June 11, 5-7pm. La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., McCandless. La Roche College will host evening campus visits for prospective students and their families to learn about admissions, academics and financial aid. Includes a campus tour, complimentary dinner and an overview of more than 50 career-focused majors. Additional dates: June 19 and 28 and July 11. Register at www.laroche.edu/summernights.

Materials Science Camp
Mon.-Thurs., June 11-14, 9am-3pm. Saint Joseph High School, 800 Montana Ave., Natrona Heights, 15065. For students entering grades 5-8 in the fall. Camp includes hands-on science labs. Fee $90 per camper. View brochure www.saintjosephhs.com, 724-226-7877.

Eden Hall Campus Summer Series
Sun., June 17, 11am-4pm. Eden Hall Campus, 6035 Ridge Rd., Gibsonia. The Summer Series offers an unforgettable opportunity to experience music, fun and learning surrounded by the beauty of nature. Includes live musical performances, a Father’s Day brunch, a Kids Can Children’s Festival, and a series of food-focused workshops. All events are free (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public. Complete listing at www.chatham.edu/summerseries.

Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table
Mon., June 18, 7pm. Hampton Township Community Center, 1301 McCully Rd., Allison Park. Tom Gray will present Civil War Photography and Teachings. Lecture is free and open to the public.

Western PA Mushroom Club Presentation
Tues., June 19, 7pm. Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, 614 Dorseyville Rd., Fox Chapel. Walt Sturgeon will speak on the topic of edible wood-rotters of western PA. Free.

North Allegheny Kennywood Day
Thurs., June 21. Kennywood Park, 4800 Kennywood Blvd., West Mifflin. Discounted tickets are $30 and available at the Athletic Office and online www.kennywood.com/na through June 19.

Second Annual Etna Carnival
Mon.-Sat. June 25-30, 6pm. Dougherty Veteran’s Field, 27 Crescent St., Etna. Etna Development Corporation presents the second annual Etna Carnival with fun for the whole family.  Games, carnival rides, bingo, food, free concert on Friday from 8-10pm. Dinner will also be offered from 4:30-6:30pm.

Summer Courses through North Hills Online Academy
Mon., June 25. North Hills School District is accepting registrations for its summer educational programs. The district’s Online Academy@North Hills, which is open to students throughout southwest Pennsylvania, is offering 38 online courses for students in grades 7-12. Registration deadline is June 22. Cost $115-$399. Download application at www.nhsd.net. More info, 412-318-1017.

Music Camp at St. Joseph
Mon.-Fri., June 25-29, 9am-noon. Saint Joseph High School, 800 Montana Ave, Natrona Heights. Musical camp for students entering grades 4-8 in the fall. Cost $25 per camper. Register www.stjosephhs.com or 724-226-7877.

Martinis With Monet
Thurs., June 28-Aug 15. Cranberry Twp. Municipal Bldg. 2525 Rochester Rd., Cranberry Twp. Open show for artists within a 75-mile radius of Cranberry Twp., juried by Christine Swann. $1,000 in Cranberry Twp. Community Chest prizes and multiple corporate purchase awards. Register by June 17. www.cranberryartistsnetwork.com/events-exhibitions.

Free Dental Clinic
Fri.-Sat., June 29-30, 7am-4pm. PPG Paints Arena, 1001 Fifth Ave., Pgh. Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh (MOMPgh) will be holding a free dental clinic for area families that do not have access to dental care or have dental insurance. More info and registration, www.mompgh.org  or 724-344-7578.

Basketball Camp
Sun.-Tues. July 10-12 (girls) 17-19 (boys), 5-7pm. Saint Joseph High School, 800 Montana Ave., Natrona Heights. Basketball camp for students entering grades 3-8 in the fall. $40 per camper. More info, 724-226-7877 or www.saintjosephhs.com

National Aviary Teen Week Summer Camp
Mon.-Fri., Aug 6-10, 9am-3pm. National Aviary, 700 Arch St., Pgh., 15212. Teens ages 13-16 will enjoy science-oriented bird studies at the National Aviary, exploring falconry, preparing meals for birds, venturing into a bird hotspot in western Pennsylvania with ornithologist Robert Mulvihill (materials and transportation included) and more. Register online www.aviary.org/summer-camp-registration2018 or call 412-258-9439. $215 members/$225 nonmembers.

All Star Craft Beer, Wine & Cocktail Festival
Sat., Aug. 11, 3-7pm. PNC Park. Experience the ballpark like never before with hundreds of craft beer, wine, and cocktail brands from around the world, plus live bands, DJs, outdoor games, giveaways, product samples, food vendors and more. Tickets vary $50-$75. www.ballparkfestival.com/Pittsburgh

Volunteers Needed

Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh Seeks Volunteers
Fri.-Sat., June 29-30, 7am-4pm. PPG Paints Arena, 1001 Fifth Ave., Pgh. Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh (MOMPgh) is seeking volunteers to assist with a free dental clinic. Dentists, hygienists, clinical, professional and general volunteers (for administrative tasks) are needed to provide dental care to area families that do not have access to dental care or have dental insurance. More info and registration, www.mompgh.org  or 724-344-7578.

UPMC Passavant Auxiliary Membership Opportunities
Mon., June 11, 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, burkea2@ph.upmc.edu.

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 412-749-2388 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. 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.

Christian 12-Step Recovery
Thurs. 7-9pm. Kidzburgh, Orchard Hill Church, 2551 Brandt School Rd., Wexford. If money, work, power, alcohol, drugs, relationships or activities dominate your thinking, your emotions or your actions, help is offered for these addictions or dependencies.

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

Parkinson Support Group
Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month, 10-11:30am at Rose E. Schneider YMCA, 2001 Ehrman Rd., Cranberry. Dale Reckless 724-728-7550 or d.reckless@mrsphysicaltherapy.com.

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 www.anchorpointcounselingministry.org.


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