Community Events, July 2018
Jun 30, 2018 11:50AM ● Published by North Hills Monthly magazine
NHCO’s Back to School Collection
Mon.-Fri., July 2-Aug. 3, 9am-4pm. NHCO office, 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 and calculators. Good quality teen backpacks with sturdy zippers are especially needed. Gently used Texas Instrument graphic/scientific calculators are also needed for high school students. NHCO provides more than 1,200 backpacks full of school supplies for students each year.
Offer open until Sept. 5. The Sisters of Divine Providence announce the 2018 Sisters’ Summer Sweepstakes with a chance to win cash prizes of $2,000, $500 and $100. Proceeds benefit the ministries and mission of the Sisters of Divine Providence. www.cdpsisters.org/2018summersweeps
Uncorked & Skewered: An evening in the Gardens with Hope Grows
Wed., July 18, 4-7pm. Hope Respite House, 183 Shafer Rd., Moon Twp. Guests will enjoy mingling and basking in the enchantment of Hope Grows' healing and restorative gardens while savoring wine samples, tasty pairings, and basket raffle fun. Funds raised will help Hope Grows, a nonprofit organization focused on cultivating caregiver wellness. $20 per person and limited to 100 guests. www.hopegrows.net or 412-369-4673.
Fri., Aug. 24, 6:30pm. YFCH, 2552 Wexford Bayne Rd., Sewickley. Annual cancer fundraising concert. In celebration of the 15th anniversary, there will be a concert featuring the Terrance Vaughn Trio on Friday and another concert at 3:30pm on Saturday featuring Erik Parian, Rob Lutes, Peter Bradley Adams and Kyshona. Cost Friday, $30, Saturday, $50, combo $75. All proceeds benefit local organizations providing free cancer screening and support services. More info and tickets, www.cindystock.org.
Arts & Entertainment
Cranberry Summer Concert Series
Thurs., July 12, 19 & 26, 7pm. Community Park Amphitheater, Ernie Mashuda Dr., Cranberry Twp. Bands for the respective dates are The Jakobs Ferry Stragglers, the Belaires, and the Rick Purcell Band featuring Shari Richards. Rotary members will have food available for sale each Thursday. Concertgoers are welcome to bring their own food and encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs to concerts.
Fostering the Future: All About Foster Care
Thurs., July 12, 7pm. Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Join staff members from Every Child, Inc., along with a local foster parents to learn about how you can support foster children in our community or become a foster parent yourself. They will discuss what foster care is, who is impacted, and give a brief history of the child welfare system. Registration required. 412-366-8100 or www.northlandlibrary.org.
Saturday Singles Dance
Sat., July 14, 7:30-midnight. West View VFW, 386 Perry Hwy., West View. For ages 40+. A mix-7 match ice-breaking singles dance with gift cards and fun prizes. On Sat. July 28, a free pizza party dance and social event. 724-316-5029 or www.dancetonight.weebly.com
Western PA Mushroom Club Meeting
Tues., July 17, 7pm. Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, 614 Dorseyville Rd. Speaker WPMC Identifier Sarah Banach on the topic of the artist experience in the forest. The meeting is free and includes a mushroom display table staffed by expert identifiers. www.wpamushroomclub.org
Free Family Favorite Film
Wed., July 18, 8:30pm. Rotary Amphitheater, Community Park, Ernie Mashuda Dr., 16066. The Lion King. Rated G.
Sat., July 21, 10am. Ohiopyle State Park, 124 Main St., Ohiopyle, 15470. Meet Western PA Mushroom Club Identifier Jared White at the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) parking lot off Sheridan Street, across from the Ohiopyle House Café for a hike of Baughman Trail. Come prepared for elevation changes and a two-plus hour hike. Free. www.wpamushroomclub.org
Girls Volleyball Camp
Tues.-Thurs., July 24-26, 5-7pm. Saint Joseph High School. 800 Montana Ave., Natrona Heights, 15065. For students entering grades 3-8 in the fall. Cost is $40 per camper. More info, call 724-226-7877 or www.saintjosephhs.com.
Social Media 101: What Parents Need to Know.
Thurs., July 26, 7pm. Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Join Philip Little, education and outreach specialist for the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, as he discusses the social media sites children use and how to keep them safe. Parents will learn how to navigate various social media platforms and how to enable the security features on these apps. Registration is required. www.northlandlibrary.org or 412-366-8100.
When Love is the Last Memory: Mary Hogan Author Visit
Fri., July 27, 2pm. Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Author Mary Hogan, whose new novel, Left: A Love Story, was inspired by her real-life marriage to a man with early Alzheimer’s, will discuss the book as well as her experiences spotting early signs of trouble, the perils of undiagnosed dementias, creative caretaking, nursing homes vs. home care, and living, loving and coping when a loved one leaves you little by little. Registration is required.
www.northlandlibrary.org or 412-366-8100.
Global Leadership Summit
Thurs.-Fri., Aug 9-10, 9:30am-5pm. Orchard Hills Church Worship Center, 2551 Brandt School Rd., Wexford. Live broadcast from Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago, this international leadership event inspires personal spiritual growth and promotes leadership development to impact the local church and beyond. Register at www.willowcreek.com
93rd Annual San Rocco Festa
Fri.-Sun., Aug. 10-12, 5:30pm. Center Township Municipal Park, 224 Center Grange Rd., 15001. The Festa features Italian food booths, live music and dance, game booths and a children’s area. The highlight is the San Rocco Liturgy and Procession on Sunday morning. More info at
Y-Knot and Round Dance Club
Thurs., Sept 6, 7:30-10pm. North Hills Community Baptist Church, 7801 Thompson Run Rd. Free open house to try square dancing. All ages welcome. Snack and refreshments will be provided. Subsequent classes will be on Thursday evenings beginning on Sept. 13 from 6:30-8:15 p.m., cost $4 per class. More info and registration at 412-440-3090 or www.whynotdance.org.
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.
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
Bereavement Support Group
Meets 3rd Wednesday of every month, 7-8:30pm, UPMC Cumberland Crossing Manor. 9350 Babcock Blvd., 15237. Preregistration required 412-572-8829.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.