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North Hills Monthly

Community Events, July 2019

Jun 30, 2019 12:48PM ● By North Hills Monthly magazine
Benefits & Fundraisers

Garden Gift Card Drive
July 1–Sept. 30. Northland Public Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Support the new outdoor Learning Garden educational space with a donation of gift cards for local garden centers and nurseries.  The Learning Garden seeks to establish a safe and sustainable garden to provide an outdoor learning environment that will encourage hands-on learning for all ages. Donations will help defray the planting costs. 412-366-8100 x 104.

Take a Break
Sat., July 13, 20, 27 and Aug. 3, 9:30am-noon. Robin Hill Park, 949 Thorn Hill Run Rd., Moon Twp., 15108. Presented by Hope Grows, whose mission is to inspire hope through nature while empowering caregivers to seek wellness of mind, body, and spirit. An intergenerational and cross-disability/disease program, care recipient participants will be matched with a volunteer who guides and supports them through a seasonal, nature-based program while their caregiver engages in a different activity each week. Caregivers will also spend part of each session in a peer support group led by a trained facilitator. This program is for ages 5-99, no limit on abilities. Free. Registration required. 412-369-4673.

Arts & Entertainment

Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Thurs., July 11 & 18, 7pm. Northland Public Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Research, interview, and explore the subjects that excite you. This two-part workshop will help you understand the fundamentals needed to research and write nonfiction. Whether your passion is a memoir, self-help/how-to or a hybrid of both, you'll discover how fun writing and researching nonfiction can be. Open to beginning and experienced writers alike. 412-366-8100.

Saturday Singles Dance
Sat., July 13, 8pm-midnight. West View VFW, 386 Perry Hwy., West View. Ages 40+. Free speed dating from 7-8pm and complimentary chili con queso bar all night. July 27, “a Perfect Pair” mix and match ice breaking singles dance with fun prizes and gift cards. or 724-316-5029.

Beach Party Boys 
Sat., July 13, 2pm and 7:30pm. Cumberland Woods Village, 700 Cumberland Woods Dr., Allison Park. Beach Party Boys reproduce the authentic look, vocal harmony and instrumentation of the Beach Boys themselves! Enjoy this fun and interactive show where you will find yourself singing along to Surfin’ USA, Barbara Ann, Fun Fun Fun, Good Vibrations and so many more. Cost $34 in advance, $39 at the door. 1-877-987-6487.

Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social
Sun., July 14, 1-4pm, Depreciation Lands Museum, 4743 S. Pioneer Rd., Allison Park. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of an old-fashioned country ice cream social. Ice cream and lemonade are complimentary with paid admission to the museum. Enjoy a day of treats, special demonstrations and lots of hands-on activities. Cost $5 adults, $3 children.

Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table
Mon., July 15, 7pm. Hampton Township Community Center, 3101 McCully Rd., Allison Park. Eric B. Greisinger will present The Shenandoah Valley Campaign. Lecture is free and open to the public.

Northland Nerdcon
Sat., July 20, 9am-5pm. Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Join the library for the first annual Northland Nerdcon as they celebrate superheroes, wizards, games, and all things nerdy. Come up with a great costume for the cosplay contest, attend panels on writing sci-fi or DMing an RPG, compete to see if you’re the best Mario Kart racer, or just spend some time playing games with fellow nerds. for registration. Space is limited.

Medicare: Putting the Pieces Together
Thurs., July 25, 7pm. Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Approaching 65 and thinking of retiring? Time to think about Medicare. Patricia Spahr will explain the Medicare program and important time frames for enrolling. She will also describe the various supplemental, Medicare Advantage, and prescription drug insurance options that are available in our area. She will help you think about important concerns that you should consider when choosing a plan but will not recommend any one plan over another.

B.J. Thomas Coming to Palace Theatre
Sat., July 27, 7pm. Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg, 15601. Pop/Country/Christian artist B.J. Thomas will perform signature pop and country hits. With special guest Donna Groom from the Skyliners. Some of Thomas’ hits include Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head, (Hey Won't You Play), Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song and Hank Williams' I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry. Tickets $38-$93 at or 724-836-8000.

Old Friends: A Simon and Garfunkel Tribute
Sat., July 27, 2 and 7:30pm. Cumberland Woods Village, 
700 Cumberland Woods Dr., Allison Park. Old Friends presents the re-creation of Simon & Garfunkel’s 1981 Concert in Central Park that attracted more than 500,000 people. Featured songs will include Mrs. Robinson, Homeward Bound, Bridge Over Troubled Water, The Boxer, Scarborough Fair, and The Sounds of Silence. Tickets $34 in advance, $39 at the 
door., 1-877-987-6487

ALICE Training to be Held at Fox Chapel High School
Thurs.-Fri., Aug. 8-9, 8am-5pm. Fox Chapel High School, 
611 Field Club Rd., Pgh., 15238. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate and is a valuable strategy for everyone including law enforcement, schools, universities, hospitals, businesses, and places of worship. 
This instructor certification course is designed to teach proactive, options-based strategies to increase survivability in a violent critical incident. Cost $695. Register


OASIS Seeking Volunteers Age 50+ to Tutor Children
Tues. & Thurs., Aug. 20 & 22, 9am-2:30pm. Duquesne Light Bldg., 411 Seventh Ave., Ste 525, Pgh. Pittsburgh OASIS Intergenerational Tutor Program is seeking volunteers (50+) to tutor in Pittsburgh Public, Wilkinsburg and Woodland Hills School Districts in grade K-4. An hour a week can change a child’s life. All training, materials and clearances are provided free of charge. For more information or to register, call 412-393-7648 or email

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.

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.

Compulsive Eaters Anonymous

Meets every Tuesday at 10:30am Prayer Room, Memorial Park Church, 8800 Peebles Rd., McCandless. More info call Jane 412-951-9157.

General Patient Support Group

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

Grief Support Group
Meets 1st Tuesday of each month, 10-11:30am. Lighthouse Point Village, 500 Chapel Harbor Dr.,15238. Support and professional help will be provided to those coping with grief ages 18+. Registration required call 412-572-8829.

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, 1-2:30pm at HealthSouth Harmarville, 320 Guys Run Rd. Beverages and snacks provided. 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.

Single Moms CARE Group
1st & 3rd Wed. of the month, 6-8pm. Heritage Presbyterian Church, 2262 Rochester Rd., 15237. For single moms to find understanding and hope and develop supportive relationships and learn about strategies and resources to help weather the challenges of being a single parent. Complimentary childcare is available. 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