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North Hills Monthly

Community Events, September 2018

Aug 31, 2018 11:45AM ● By North Hills Monthly magazine
Benefits & Fundraisers

Free Dental Event
Fri., Sept. 7, 9am-2pm. Babcock Dental Center, 3372 Babcock Blvd., 15237. Fourth annual Freedom Day event in appreciation of all current and retired veterans, police officers, firemen, first responders and their immediate family members in need of dental care. Free dental exams, oral cancer screenings and cleanings. Please mention Freedom Day when scheduling an appointment. 412-369-9010.

First Annual Cash Bash & Tailgate
Sun., Sept. 16, 12-4pm. Hal’s Bar & Grill, 3225 Babcock Blvd., 15237. Crisis Center North presents a fundraiser to help victims. Drawing every 30 minutes for cash prizes. Food, football, raffles and cash bar. Steelers are playing KC Chiefs at 1pm. $50 per ticket, only 200 available.

For the Love of Books
Sat., Oct. 6, 10am-2:30pm. La Roche, 9000 Babcock Blvd., 15237. Hosted by AAUW North Hills. Natasha Garrett, Ph.D., Kathleen George, Ph.D., and Rosemary Hanrahan, MD, will speak about their experiences as writers and answer questions. Moderated by Janine Bayer, Ph.D. Vendor tables, light lunch, book signing, silent auction and raffle. Reservations required by Sept 28. Cost $40. Proceeds benefit AAUW mission of advancing equity for women and girls.

Arts & Entertainment

Saturday Singles Dance
Sat., Sept. 8, 7:30pm-midnight. West View VFW, 386 Perry Hwy., West View. Ages 40+. Black & Gold Steelers/Pirates dance party. Wear black and gold to be eligible to win prizes and giveaways. Sat., Sept. 29, A Perfect Pair mix and match ice-breaking singles dance. 724-316-5029.

UPMC Passavant Auxiliary Membership Opportunities
Mon., Sept. 10, 10am. UPMC, Babcock Blvd., 15237. 
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 welcome. For info, contact Alice Burke at 412-748-6640,

AAUW Hosts Homeless Children’s Education Fund
Tues., Sept. 11, 9:30am. Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 
384 Fox Chapel Rd., 15238. Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF) specializes in helping homeless children. Carlos Carter, executive director, will highlight the programs and initiatives HCEF undertakes to assure that these children have access to educational opportunities. Free and open to the public.

Medical Marijuana: Cans & Can'ts for Employers
Wed., Sept. 12, 8:30-11:30am. Dunlap Conference Center at St. Clair, 1000 Bower Hill Rd. Understand the pharmacology of marijuana and PA's Medical Marijuana Act; address legal concerns related to medical marijuana from both the employer and employee perspective; and apply the law to HR Polices. Approved for 2 PHR (HRCI) and SHRM-CP-SCP credits. Reservations required. Space is limited. 724-799-8170. Sponsored by Gateway Rehab, The Bradley Partnerships and Tucker Arensberg.

Sealarks Women’s Group
Wed., Sept. 12, 5pm. Memorial Park Church, 8800 Peebles Rd., Allison Park. Group provides Christian fellowship and social activity for women alone, widowed, divorced or never married.  All solo women are welcome to attend and consider joining. Cost $5. Info/reservations call 412-487-7194.

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 106th Annual Exhibition
Fri., Sept. 14–Oct. 27, 11am-7pm. Open Tues.-Sat. 2708 Sidney St., Southside. One of the region’s oldest visual arts exhibitions. Juried by University of Maryland Art Gallery Acting Director Taras Matla, the annual event will feature the most recent work of selected AAP membership. Free, more info at 412-361-1370.

6th Annual Domestic Violence Conference
Fri., Sept. 14, 8:30am-3pm. Cumberland Woods Village, 
700 Cumberland Woods Dr., 15101. UPMC Passavant Domestic Violence Council and Passavant Foundation present Our World Today: Digital Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking. Keynote speaker Darieth Chisolm will share her journey of surviving cyber sexual rape, cyber stalking, harassment and extortion. Register at

PA Polio Survivors Network Webcast
Sat., Sept 15, 1-3pm. Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, 303 Camp Meeting Rd., Sewickley. Live webcast The Best of PPS and Something Brand New with Dr. Richard Bruno, author of The Polio Paradox. Followed by an informal Watson Home reunion. More info/register at 724-283-5814 or

Mushroom Foray
Sat. Sept. 15, 8am-7pm. Rose Barn, Pearce Mill Rd., North Park. Includes guided mushroom walks, presentations by author Walt Sturgeon, mushroom photographer Taylor Lockwood, and WPMC mycologist John Plischke III. Auction, book signing, merchandise sales, and mushroom feast. Cost is $35 for members, $55 for nonmembers (includes a 2018-19 club membership), and $15 for students and children 11-18. Children 10 and under are free.

Greater Civil War Round Table
Mon., Sept. 17, 7pm. Hampton Twp. Community Center, 1301 McCully Rd., Allison Park. Bill May will present New York City Civil War Sites. Lecture is free and open 
to the public.

North Hills Sports Hall of Fame Celebration
Thurs., Sept. 20, 6pm. Rico’s Restaurant, 1 Rico Ln., 15237. Five North Hills School District individuals who have distinguished themselves during and/or beyond their high school years will be honored. Tickets $35/person; can be purchased online through Sept. 13.

Fox Chapel School Safety Meeting
Tues., Sept. 25, 6:30pm. Fox Chapel High School, 611 Field Club Rd., O’Hara Twp. Administrators and local police officials will discuss approaches aimed at enhancing prevention and response protocols throughout the district’s campuses. Parents and interested residents are encouraged to attend.

4th Annual Purse Party
Sat., Sept. 29, 5pm. Ross Twp. Municipal Bldg., 1000 Ross Municipal Dr., 15237. Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (LAOH) will hold a purse party for adults 21+. Dinner at 5:30 with drawings starting at 6pm; Designer purses and door prizes drawn every 15 minutes. Advance tickets only: $30. Send checks to LAOH, Div.4, c/o Dianne Ulintz, 305 Holly Dr., Pgh., 15237. 412-298-2001

Zombies of the Corn Actors Wanted
For weekends in September and October. Ages 16+ must have transportation, hours 6pm-midnight. Positions available: customer service, target zombies (we supply the headgear, padding and costumes) and limited positions for actors. Apply or 724-775-6232.

Stephen Ministry Workshop
Sat., Sept 29, 9am-1pm. St. John Neumann Church, 2230 Rochester Rd., 15237. Workshop designed to help congregations learn about starting a caring ministry by equipping laypeople as caregivers to help others during difficult times. Cost $15/person or $50 for a group of four+ from same congregation. Info/registration at 314-428-2600 or visit

County Fall Festival
Sat., Oct. 13, 9am-7pm. Main St. Four Corners Park, Zelienople, 16063. Family entertainment, sidewalk sales, children’s pony rides and activities, live music, food, arts and crafts, Chili Cook Off Contest, farm markets, pumpkin carving and more. Sunday hours noon-5pm. More info at or 724-452-5571.


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. Entry-level course though students should have general IT technical and business knowledge.

Tues.& Thurs., Oct.9–Dec. 18, 6-9pm. CCAC, 8701 Perry Hwy., 15237. Amazon Web Services 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, 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. 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 through Dec. 13. Wexford Gathering Place. Orchard Hill Church, 2551 Brandt School Rd., Wexford. Does money, work, power, alcohol, drugs, relationships or activities dominate your thinking, your emotions, or your actions? If so, these may represent addictions or dependencies. 724-935-5555.

Meets weekly on Thursdays, Sept. 6- Dec. 6, 7-9pm. Orchard Hill Church, 2551 Brandt School Rd., Wexford, Wexford Student Ministry Rm. Workbook cost $15, registration preferred, walk-ins welcome. 724-935-5555

General Patient Support Group
Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, 7-8:30pm, UPMC Passavant. Free.

Grief Share
Meets weekly on Thursdays, Sept. 6-Dec. 6, 7-8:30pm. Orchard Hill Church, 2551 Brandt School Rd., Wexford, Wexford Rm. 205. Workbook cost $15, registration preferred, walk-ins welcome. 724-935-5555

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,

Parent-Child Alienation Support Group
Meets every Thurs., Sept. 13–Dec. 13, 7-8:30pm. Orchard Hill Church, 2551 Brandt School Rd., Wexford. For those hoping for the restoration of broken family relationships. Walk-ins welcome. 724-935-5555

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: Dale Reckless 724-728-7550 or

Recovery from Codependency
Meets every Thurs. ,7-9pm through Dec. 13. 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, 5-6pm, 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
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