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North Hills Monthly

Community Events, November 2018

Oct 31, 2018 09:28AM ● By North Hills Monthly magazine
Benefits & Fundraisers

2019 Lucky Number Available 
Nov. 1-Dec. 21. Online. The Sisters of Divine Providence lucky number ticket is based on the day and evening Daily Number PA Lottery game. Each $25 number is valid from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2019. Daily winners receive a minimum of $25 up to $150. Purchase ticket at www.cdpsisters.org/luckynumber or call 412-635-5401. Proceeds help support the ministries and mission of the Sisters of Divine Providence.

North Hills Community Outreach Holiday Gift Collection
Thurs., Nov. 1-Dec. 12. Weekdays, 9am-4pm. NHCO, 1975 Ferguson Rd., Allison Park. Accepting new toys, games, sporting equipment, apparel and gift cards for children 
ages birth through 18. Gifts and cards appropriate for teens are especially needed. 
www.nhco.org or 412-487-6316

Common Ground Conversation: A Model for Today’s Church in Crisis
Wed., Nov. 14, 7pm. Ryan Rm., La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., 15237. Following the vision of Vatican II, the seven U.S. missionaries in Central America who immersed themselves in a “spirituality of the poor,” can serve as a model for a future church. Participants may make a freewill offering, the proceeds of which will be placed in the Sister Candace Introcaso Student Emergency Fund.

10th Annual Mission Mall
Sat., Nov. 17, 9am-2pm. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1965 Ferguson Rd., Allison Park. Thirty tables representing 20 local and international nonprofit groups will be selling a wide variety of both unique and practical handcrafted and fair-trade items made by local artisans and those in developing countries. All sales go directly to each group's mission charity.

NHCO to Match Donations
Thurs., Nov. 1–Dec. 31. Online. The North Hills Community Outreach board of directors has raised funds and will match dollar for dollar up to $38,000 donations by members of the community. Donate online at www.nhco.org.

Arts & Entertainment

Ballroom Dancing
Fri., Nov. 2, 16, 30, 7-10:30pm. 
Orchard Hill Church Gym, 2551 Brandt School Rd., Wexford. Instructor Bobby D teaches waltz, swing, cha cha and more at 7pm. Social dancing starts at 8pm. $10 per person. 
www.orchardhillchurch.com

Wings and Wildlife Art Show
Sat.-Sun. Nov. 3-4, 10am-5pm. National Aviary, 700 Arch St., Pgh. 15212. Jury-selected array of nature and conservation inspired art. Meet the artists and purchase unique handmade items starting at $5 and up. Tickets included with Aviary admission $16. www.aviary.org/artshow 412-258-9433.

Citizen Kane
Tues., Nov. 6, 7:30pm. Tull Family Theater, 418 Walnut St., Sewickley, 15143. Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his last words. Tickets $11. www.thetullfamilythester.org

2nd Act
Thurs., Nov. 8, 10am-noon. Orchard Hill Church Lobby, 2551 Brandt School Rd., Wexford. Adults 55+ gather for music, inspirational speakers and outreach projects. Social activities are planned for those who wish to participate. www.orchardhillchurch.com or 724-935-5555.

#FakeNews: Making Sense of Media in the Era of Clickbait
Thurs., Nov. 8, 7pm. Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., Pgh., 15237. Misleading or wrong information can reach people more quickly via social media. Join Dr. Jessica Ghilani as she examines the historical framework for understanding fake news, discusses how we got to this point, and offers tips on how to fact-check the news. Registration is required, www.northlandlibrary.org

Holiday Open House
Fri.–Sat., Nov. 9-10, 10am-4pm. Olive Branch Fair Trade Store, 11160 Perry Hwy. Wexford. Shop unique gifts made by crafters from developing countries around the world. Door prizes and refreshments. More info at 724-799-8700.

Loving Vincent
Sun., Nov. 11, noon. Tull Family Theater, 418 Walnut St. Sewickley, 15143. First fully oil-painted film, brings the artwork of Vincent Van Gogh to life with the complicated life and controversial death of this celebrated artist. Tickets $15. www.thetullfamilytheater.org

Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table
Mon., Nov. 12, 7pm. Hampton Twp. Community Center, 1301 McCulley Rd., Allison Park. Kenneth Serfass will present "Grant Re-enactor." Lecture is free and open to the public.

The Art of Democracy: Designing Innovative Community Engagement
Tues., Nov. 13, 10am. Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Rd., 15238. Dr. Tim Dawson will discuss some of the techniques he and his team use to defuse heated rhetoric and achieve successful outcomes in community forum sessions. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by AAUW.

Toastmasters 10th Anniversary 
Open House
Tues., Nov. 13, 6:15-8:30pm. UPMC Lighthouse Pointe, 500 Chapel Harbor Dr., 15238. Aspinwall Toastmasters is hosting an open house to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Guest speakers will include radio show host Lynn Cullen and former Vivisimo CEO Raul Valdes-Perez. Light refreshments served. RSVP by Nov. 10 to aspinwalltm.rsvp@gmail.com.

Sealarks Women’s Group
Wed., Nov. 14, 1pm. 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. A program, First Ladies of Western Pennsylvania, will be presented by Ellen DeNinno from the Heinz History Center. Info/reservations, call 412-487-7194.

Genealogy Lock-In
Fri., Nov. 16, 6:30-10pm. Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., Pgh., 15237. General computer skills required to do hands-on research using online data bases. Volunteers will be on hand to help. Bring a flash drive. Registration required, limited space. www.northlandlibrary.org or 412-366-8100 ext. 113.

Saturday Singles Dance
Sat., Nov. 17, 7:30pm-midnight. West View VFW, 386 Perry Hwy., West View. For ages 40+. Free pumpkin pie night. Dance lesson 7:30. Dance 8pm. www.dancetonight.weebly.com.

Minister Turned FBI Agent to Speak at La Roche
Mon., Nov. 19, 7pm. Kearns Spirituality Center, La Roche, 9000 Babcock Blvd., 15237. Special Agent David Foster of the FBI will talk about why he made the career change from minister to FBI agent, and discuss how the professions are more similar than they appear. Free but preregistration required, limited space and only those preregistered will be admitted. https://20767.thankyou4caring.org/fbi-agent-foster

Light the Night
Fri., Nov. 23, 6:30pm. Butler St., Etna, 15223. Evening features family fun including trolley rides, children’s games and activities and a hometown parade escorting Santa and Mrs. Claus down Butler St. The finale at the ballfield includes a fireworks display. www.etnaborough.org/events or 412-781-0569

OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring
Tues. & Thurs., Nov. 27 & 29, 9am-2:30pm. Duquesne Light Bldg., 411 Seventh Ave., Ste. 525, Pgh. Volunteer 50+ needed to tutor in Pittsburgh and Woodland Hills grades K-4. After training, tutoring is only one hour a week. All training, material and clearances are provided free of charge. More info and register, call John at 412-393-7648 or jdspehar@oasisnet.org.

Education

2019 Carnegie Science Awards
Thur., Nov. 1-Fri., Nov. 30. Online. The awards celebrate innovators strengthening science and technology in the region. Nominations of outstanding individuals and organizations accepted.
www.carnegiesciencecenter.org/scienceawards

Undergraduate Open House at La Roche
Sat., Nov. 10, 9am-12:45pm. La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., 15237. Explore 50+ majors, meet faculty and staff, and learn more about life on campus. More information and registration at www.laroche.edu/openhouse.

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. 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

DivorceCare
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

Grief Share
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, 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

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 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. For info, call Dale Reckless at 724-728-7550 or d.reckless@mrsphysicaltherapy.com.

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 www.anchorpointcounselingministry.org.