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North Hills Monthly

Community Events, January 2019

Dec 31, 2018 09:18PM ● By North Hills Monthly magazine
Benefits & Fundraisers

Twilight Night
Thurs.-Fri., Jan.31-Feb.1, 7pm. Memorial Park Church, 
8800 Peebles Rd., Allison Park. A preview of local high school musicals with cast soloists performing songs from their upcoming musicals and giving a sneak peek of their shows in the spring. Admission will be give-what-you-can donation to North Hills Community Outreach. More info

NHCO Neighborhood Block Party
Sun., March 24, 4:30-8pm. Chadwick, 10545 Perry Hwy., Wexford. Tickets now on sale. All-ages event which includes food stations, live music featuring No Bad JuJu, games, kids’ activities, a silent auction and more. Tickets are all-inclusive. Early bird price through March 3, $30 adults, $14 for kids, online at or 412-487-6316. Proceeds support North Hills Community Outreach programs to help families in need.

Arts & Entertainment

Saturday Singles Dance
Sat., Jan. 5, 7:30–midnight. 2019 kick-off party. West View VFW, 386 Perry Hwy., West View. For ages 40+. Jan. 19—a perfect pair mix and match icebreaker with prizes and gift cards. Call 724-316-5029 or

Safe and Effective Ways to Lose Weight and Eat Healthy
Thurs., Jan. 10, 7pm. Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Start the year off right with some tips on how to find a plan that works for you. Certified Nutrition Specialist Jeremy Thieroff from Choice Restorative Medicine will discuss natural ways to lose weight and keep it off! Registration required, or 412-366-8100.

Combating Human Trafficking and Child Endangerment
Tues., Jan. 15, 9:30am. Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Rd., 15238. Asservo Project team members collaborate with law enforcement to bring down human trafficking networks and rescue their victims. Outreach Coordinator Rachael Syska will discuss what her organization is doing to knock Pennsylvania off the top 10 list of states in the nation in reported cases of human trafficking. Sponsored by AAWU, free and open to the public.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast
Mon., Jan. 21, 8:30am. Zappala Student Center of La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., 15237. Sponsored by the North Hills Unity Breakfast Committee. The theme, “Empowering Youth to Follow the Ideals of Martin Luther King, Jr.” was chosen to encourage and support young people to help build bridges for better understanding. Keynote speaker Anna E. Hollis of Amachi Pittsburgh. $18 adults, $9 students. Reservations required, mail check by Jan. 14 payable to North Hills Anti-Racism Coalition, to MLK Breakfast, c/o J. Peischl, 8244 Coach Ct., Allison Park, 15101.

SNAP Benefits Registration
Wed., Jan. 23, 10am-1:30pm. Northland Library Board Room, 300 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Need help buying food? Stop in and talk with John Cooper from the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank about SNAP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or other assistance programs. or 412-460-36630 x220.

Children’s Doll Tea
Sun., Jan. 27, 2pm. Depreciation Lands Museum, 4743 S. Pioneer Rd., Allison Park. Girls and their doll companions can learn about a girl's life in the early days of America. Enjoy delicious teas, colonial treats and crafts as well as meet Miss Manners as she discusses how girls were expected to act. $15 per child. Limited space, register at or 412-486-0563.

Ayurveda Cooking
Mon., Jan 28, 7pm, Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Ayurveda cooking focuses on balancing what you eat to create a healthier you. Ann Manchella will talk about and demonstrate the preparation of a vegetarian dish from South India. Registration required, or 412-366-8100.

Understanding the New Federal Tax Laws
Thurs., Jan. 31, 7pm. Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Join CPA David Wolfe and Gary Tipton as they explain what the new tax law changes are and how they may impact your taxes this year. Registration is required. 412-366-8100.


Avon Club Foundation Scholarships
Apply online until midnight Jan. 13. The Avon Club, a civic and community service organization, offers three scholarships annually to senior high school females living in the Avonworth area. Applications are currently available for submission.

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. 

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.

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: Dale Reckless 724-728-7550 or

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