Community Events, October 2018
Sep 30, 2018 06:11PM
● By North Hills Monthly magazine
NHCO Thanksgiving Food Collection
Tues., Oct. 9–Nov. 9, 9am-4pm. NHCO, 1975 Ferguson Rd., Allison Park. Items needed: grocery store gift cards of $20 for turkey or other protein purchase, large boxes of stuffing mix, instant mashed potatoes, canned cranberry sauce, canned vegetables, any dessert mix, muffin mix, turkey gravy mix and napkins.
Psychic Investigators at Northland
Wed., Oct. 24, 7-8:30pm. Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Psychic sisters Suzanne and Jean Vincent will discuss the following topics: Caylee Marie Anthony murder case, Scott Fosnaught & Shawn Baur, Cherrie Mahan, Mickey Scheller, ghost stories and a gallery reading. A can of cat/dog food or a donation to Northland Library is encouraged. Free. To reserve a space, call 412-366-8100.
Got It Covered! to Benefit NHCO
Fri., Oct. 19, 7:30pm. Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, 3579 Masonic Way, Ross. Cover bands Midlife Crisis, The Turbosonics and headliner Corned Beef & Curry will perform classic rock, surf rock, country, rhythm and blues and Irish music. Complimentary appetizers and snacks. Soda provided by Masonic Temple; beer and wine provided by the bands. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 cash only at the door. Proceeds support the free programs and services offered by North Hills Community Outreach. 412-408-3830 x 3204. www.nhco.org for tickets.
18th Annual Unique Boutique
Sat., Nov. 10, 10am-4pm. Edgeworth Club, 511 East Dr., Sewickley, 15143. Event for Heritage Valley Sewickley Hospital. Fifty vendors and artists, children/adult clothing, gourmet food, home décor and jewelry. Proceeds benefit Patricia S. Snyder Maternal Child Health Center at Heritage Valley Sewickley Hospital. Admission $15, admission and lunch $35. Tickets 412-749-7052 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arts & Entertainment
Hydref Fall Festival
Sat., Oct. 6, 11am-4pm. Depreciation Lands Museum, 4743 S. Pioneer Rd, Allison Park. Step back in time for a day filled with 18th century re-enactors and craft demonstrators. Lunch, crafts for sale, blacksmith, live music, children’s activities and more. $5 adults, $3 children. www.dlmuseum.org.
North Pittsburgh College Fair
Mon., Oct. 8, 6-8pm. La Roche Kerr Fitness & Sports Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd., 15237. Over 140 colleges, universities and technical schools will participate. Admission and parking are free. More info, 412-536-1272 or email email@example.com.
RADical Days: Free Admission to Two Shows at The Tull
Mon., Oct. 8, 1:30 & 3pm. Tull Family Theater, 418 Walnut St. Sewickley, 15143. Family film Akeelah and the Bee (PG) will be shown as part of RADical Days, which recognizes taxpayer support for cultural assets. Free tickets available at the door on a first-come basis, limited seating. Doors open 30 minutes before screening. www.thetullfamilytheater.org.
Living in the Future’s Past
Tues., Oct. 9, 7pm. Rangos Theater, Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Ave., Pgh. Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges is joined during Living in the Future’s Past by scientists, psychologists, profound thinkers and a dazzling array of Earth’s living creatures to reveal eyeopening concepts about ourselves and our past, providing fresh insights into our subconscious motivations and their unintended consequences. Tickets $9.95, purchase at www.carnegiesciencecenter.org.
Saltworks: The Power of Live Theater
Tues., Oct. 9, 10am. Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, Fox Chapel and Field Club Rds., Fox Chapel. Executive Director Norma Alrutz will talk about Saltworks’ organizational goal of employing live theater to positively impact kids and their families. Program sponsored by AAUW. Free and open to the public.
Sealarks Women’s Group
Wed., Oct. 10, 1pm. Memorial Park Church, 8800 Peebles Rd. 15101. 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. A program will be presented by Pat Fowler from Flowerama. Info/reservations call 412-487-7194.
Design Dialogue Presentation
Thurs., Oct. 11, 5pm. Pittsburgh Opera House, 2425 Liberty Ave, Pgh., 15222. La Roche College Interior Design Advisory Board will host its annual Design Dialogue Presentation featuring Courtney J. Garrett, a prominent name among emerging American artists, who will discuss the power of other spaces. Reception 5pm, presentation 6:30pm. Tickets $40, $25 for La Roche alumni and $10 for non-La Roche students. Free to La Roche students. Order at https://laroche.givingfuel.com/design2018.
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 www.zeliefallfest.com or 724-452-5571.
Saturday Singles Dance
Sat., Oct. 13, 7:30pm-midnight. West View VFW, 386 Perry Hwy., West View. For ages 40+. Free pizza party and dance. Sat., Oct. 27, Halloween costume party and monster mixer dance with free candy, cookies, snacks, tricks, treats and prizes. www.dancetonight.weebly.com. 724-316-5029
Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table
Mon., Oct. 15, 7pm. Hampton Community Center, 1301 McCully Rd. Allison Park. Ken Williams will present Gettysburg, the Aftermath. Lecture is free and open to the public.
Fri. & Sat., Oct. 19-20, 26-27, 7-9pm. Sewickley United Methodist Church, Corner of Broad and Thorn, Sewickley. Explore the catacombs of this 170-year-old church which are transformed into a maze of dark, haunted rooms. May be too intense for children under 10. Cost $8. www.sewickleyumc.org
“Your Kid Has a Device–How Do You Keep Them Safe?”
Sat., Oct. 20, 9-11:45am. Northland Public Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Digital Boot Camp for parents including two presentations from local experts as well as breakout sessions with local high schools. School representatives will be on hand to discuss how they are addressing digital safely issues. Registration required. www.northlandlibrary.org or 412-366-8100
Pittsburgh Sings Festival of Choirs
Sun., Oct. 28, 4pm. Carnegie Music Hall, 4000 Forbes Ave., Pgh., 15213. A celebration of music featuring local high school choirs and the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale. Tickets $5. www.pccsing.org/tickets
Veterans Salute Breakfast
Fri., Nov. 9, 9am. Community College of Beaver County,
1 Campus Dr., Monaca, 15061. Breakfast and resource fair for veterans and current military members. Open to all past and present military members. First guest can attend for free; additional guests $5. Register by Nov. 3 at 724-480-3551.
La Roche College to Host Discover STEM
Sat., Oct. 13, 8:30am-3:30pm. La Roche College, Zappala Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd., 15237. High school students are invited to explore the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Can choose to participate in two out of six workshops focused on chemistry, biology, math, engineering, technology and exercise science. Refreshments and lunch included. Register www.laroche.edu.
Winning Managers Connect the Dots: Goals, Feedback, Coaching and Development
Mon., Oct. 15, 6pm. La Roche Zappala College Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd., 15237. Professional development series is ideal for business and human resource professionals who want to learn how to effectively manage a variety of HR issues. 2 HRCI credits/2 SHRM credits. Pre-registration encouraged online at www.laroche.edu/hrmseries. Cost $15.
Saint Joseph Fall Open House
Sat., Oct. 21, 1-3pm. Saint Joseph High School, 800 Montana Ave., Natrona Heights. Registration in the Science and Technology Center, then a private tour of the campus from student ambassadors. Meet teachers, students and parents. Questions, call 724-226-4932. www.saintjosephhs.com
Health Benefits Literacy
Mon., Oct. 29, 6pm. La Roche Zappala College Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd., 15237. Second part of professional development series at La Roche College. Pre-registration encouraged online at www.laroche.edu/hrmseries. Cost $15.
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. 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 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. 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. www.cancercaring.org.
Meets weekly on Thursdays, Sept. 6-Dec. 6, 7-8:30pm. Orchard Hill Church, 2551 Brandt School Rd., Wexford. 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,
7pm, 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
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 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. For info: Dale Reckless 724-728-7550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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, 5-6pm, 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 www.anchorpointcounselingministry.org.