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North Hills Monthly

Community Events, August 2018

Jul 31, 2018 02:23PM ● By North Hills Monthly magazine
Benefits & Fundraisers

A Night of Hope
Fri., Aug. 3, 7:05 p.m., PNC Park, North Shore, Pittsburgh. Special program in conjunction with the Pirates’ game. The Highmark Caring Place, along with other nonprofits, will have a table on Federal St. prior to the game, and a portion of every ticket purchased through this link will benefit the Caring Place: The first 20,000 fans will receive a Jameson Taillon t-shirt.

NHCO Requests Flood Relief Donations
North Hills Community Outreach (NHCO) is assisting hundreds of families in multiple communities affected by the July floods. Assistance is possible only thanks to donations from individuals, businesses, congregations and other organizations. Financial donations and gift cards to Lowe’s, Home Depot, Target, Kmart, Walmart and grocery stores are needed to help people with the costs of cleanup and to replace furnaces, electrical work and appliances. Checks can be mailed to NHCO, 1975 Ferguson Road, Allison Park, PA 15101, or donate online at

NHCO Accepting Garden Produce
Home gardeners with extra produce can donate it at any of North Hills Community Outreach’s three food pantries, which annually serve nearly 1,200 local families in need. Produce can be brought to any NHCO office Mon.–Fri., 9am to 4pm. Hampton: 1975 Ferguson Rd, Allison Park, 15101; Millvale: 416 Lincoln Ave., Pgh., 15209; Bellevue: AGH-Suburban Campus, 100 S. Jackson Avenue, Floor 2 South, Pgh., 15202. For information, call 412-487-6316.

Pittsburgh North Hills Harmony Line Chorus Benefit Show
Sat., Sept. 8, 2pm. St. John’s Lutheran Church of Highland, 311 Cumberland Rd., McCandless. Chorus will present Like a Bridge Over Troubled Water: Songs of Hope and Joy, a show to benefit North Hills Community Outreach. Admission is a free-will financial contribution for NHCO or nonperishable food for the food pantries. More info, call Tom at 412-486-2550.

Arts & Entertainment

Etna Community Day
Sat., Aug. 4, noon. Playground and swimming pool on Pine St., Etna. Family-friendly event filled with entertainment, games and activities for all ages as well as get-to-know-your-neighbor fellowship. Stormwater Management and Sustainability booth will be on hand. More info, visit or call 412-781-0569.

Preventing Identity Theft
Thurs., Aug. 9, 7pm. Northland Library, 3000 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Identity theft continues to be one of the fastest growing crimes in the country. Trooper Melinda Bondarenka, community services/public information officer for the Pennsylvania State Police, will talk about ways to protect yourself in the Digital Age. Register at 412-366-8100.

Saturday Singles Dance
Sat., Aug. 11, 7pm-midnight. West View VFW, 386 Perry Hwy, West View. For ages 40+. Free speed dating & free chile con queso with nachos & toppings bar, dance and social event. Sat., Aug 25, great gift card giveaway, dance and social event featuring hundreds of dollars in gift cards and each guest receives a complimentary ticket for the drawing. 724-316-5029 or

Summer Art Exhibit
Sun., Aug. 12, 1pm. Merrick Art Gallery, 1100 5th Ave., New Brighton, 15066. Three members of the Cranberry Artists Network will present Recollections, a mix of oil, watercolor, acrylic, and charcoal work from B.J. Wettach, M.J. Hadley and Kathy Bischak.

Northland’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
Sun., Aug. 12, 3-7pm. Northland Library, 3000 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Event is outdoors with family-friendly activities, food trucks and performances by cartoonist and storyteller Joe Wos and the band, Meeting of Important People. Free event but registration is required. or 412-366-8100.

Flea Market
Fri.-Sun. Aug. 17-19, 8am-1pm & 5-8pm, Sun. 8am-1pm only. St. Mary of the Assumption, 2501 Middle Rd., Glenshaw. 10,000 sq. ft. of new and used merchandise, collectables, antiques, jewelry, fine china, furniture, household goods, linens, toys, sports equipment, books, DVDs, crafts. Vera Bradley raffle, snacks and bake sale.

Flax to Linen
Sun., Aug. 19, 1-4pm. Depreciation Lands Museum, 4743 S. Pioneer Rd., Allison Park. Until the Industrial Revolution, all yarn, thread, cloth and clothing was made by hand. North Americans relied on linen for washable clothing and it is quite a process to create linen cloth from the flax plant. Come to watch and perhaps lend a hand. Admission $5 adults, $3 children, open to the public. More info 412-486-0563,

Civil War Round Table
Mon., Aug. 20, 7pm. Hampton Twp. Community Center, 3101 McCully Rd., Allison Park. Meeting will feature Caitlin Brown presenting The Trial of Henry Wirz and Andersonville Prison. Event is free and open to the public.

Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring Program
Tues. & Thurs., Aug. 21 & 23, 9am-2:30pm. Duquesne Light Bldg. 411 Seventh Ave., Ste. 525, Pgh. The Pittsburgh OASIS Intergenerational Tutor Program is seeking volunteers (50+) to tutor in Pittsburgh and Woodland Hills School Districts in grade K-4.  All training, materials and clearances are provided free of charge. For more information or to register, contact John D. Spehar at 412-393-7648 or

UPMC Passavant Auxiliary Opportunities
Mon., Sept. 10, 10am. UPMC, Babcock Blvd., 15237. If you’re 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,

Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra with Carlo Aonzo Trio
Sat., Sept. 15, 7pm. Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, 3579 Masonic Way, Pgh., 15237. The Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra will host an evening of mandolin music featuring special 
guest The Carlo Aonzo Trio, direct from Italy. Tickets $20, seniors $15, children under 12 free. Purchase at the door or online at More info,

Fall Migration Festival
Sun., Sept. 23, 12-5pm. Wildbird Recovery, 120 Forsythe Rd., Valencia, 16059. Meet the education birds and tour the property. Author and conservationist Katie Fallon will talk about the turkey vulture; Jeff Finch will talk about his experience with a very special Northern Goshawk, and Terry Lobdell will share information about local bats. Silent auction, basket raffle, chainsaw carving and food. $25 for first ticket, $20 each additional ticket.


CCAC Cloud Computing Programs
Tues. & Thurs., Sept. 11-Oct. 2, 6-9pm. CCAC, 8701 Perry Hwy., 15237. Amazon Web Services Academy (AWS) Cloud Foundations is a course that provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS Academy core services, security, architecture, pricing and support. This is an entry-level course; however, students should have general IT technical and business knowledge.

Tues. & Thurs., Oct.9–Dec. 18, 6-9pm. CCAC, 8701 Perry Hwy., 15237. AWS Academy Cloud Computing Architecture is a 60-hour course designed to help students develop technical expertise in cloud computing and prepare them for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect-Associate certification exam. The course is delivered through instructor-led classes, hands-on labs and project work.

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 

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. 

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.

Christian 12-Step Recovery
Thurs. 7-9pm. Kidzburgh, 4-5 grade rm. 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, these may represent addictions or dependencies.

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

Parkinson Support Group
Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month, 10-11:30am at Rose E. Schneider YMCA, 2001 Ehrman Rd., Cranberry. For info, call Dale Reckless 724-728-7550 or email

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), 2nd & 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
1st & 3rd Wed. of the month, 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