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North Hills Monthly

Community Events, August 2019

Jul 30, 2019 09:26AM ● By North Hills Monthly magazine
Benefits & Fundraisers

Sisters’ Summer Sweeps
Aug.1–Sept. 4. The Sisters of Divine Providence will be holding the 2019 Sisters’ Summer Sweeps with a grand prize $5,000. The second and third place winners will receive $500 and $100 respectively. Proceeds benefit the ministries and mission of the Sisters of Divine Providence. Online or call 412-635-5437. No purchase necessary to enter. Winner need not be present to win.

Sundays at Salem Concert Series
Sun., Aug. 4, 7pm. Salem United Methodist Church, 350 Manor Rd., Wexford. Pianist/organist David Bridge will perform. Concert benefits Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030. Suggested donation $10. 
Free refreshments after the concert.

La Roche to Host Car Show Benefiting Animal Friends
Sun., Aug. 11, 9am-1pm. La Roche campus commuter parking lot, 9000 Babcock Blvd., 15237. Pgh Pit Stop will feature food, local businesses, a dog agility course by Steel City Canine, a 50/50 raffle, raffle baskets and more. All proceeds will benefit Animal Friends. Car owners and spectators can either donate $5 or new treats, toys or supplies to attend the event.

Chic on the Street
Sat., Aug. 24, 10am-3pm. Northland Public Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., 15237.  Mobile fashion event featuring fashion trucks Magnolia on Main, BOW by Kat and The Style Truck. Shopping, raffles, food and drink, giveaways and much more. Proceeds benefit Northland Public Library. More info, 412-366-8100 x 104 or email

Arts & Entertainment

Romeo and Juliet: A Love Story You Choose
Aug. 8-10, 8 p.m. Aug. 11, 2 p.m., New Hazlett Theatre, 6 Allegheny Square, 15212. Interactive version of Romeo and Juliet where the audience decides what happens next. 
Tickets $12/adults, $8/students. Available online at

94th Annual San Rocco Festival
Fri.-Sun., Aug 9-11, 5:30-11pm. Center Township Municipal Park, 224 Center Grange Rd., Aliquippa, 15001. Each August the community welcomes participants from all over the country who return to celebrate the patron Saint of Patrica, Italy and the richness of Italian culture. Homemade Italian food along with more traditional festival-type offerings. The legendary Frankie Capri kicks off the entertainment each evening. Admission $3 for those over 13. or 724-252-7732.

Night Fever Bee Gees Tribute
Sat., Aug. 10, 2pm & 7:30pm. Cumberland Woods Village, 700 Cumberland Woods Dr., Allison Park. Night Fever is the world’s largest production of the Bee Gees’ music. The all-Canadian cast from Toronto, Ontario will take you back in time to one of the greatest bands in pop history. Audiences will enjoy favorites including To Love Somebody, More Than a Woman, Night Fever, You Should Be Dancing, and Stayin’ Alive. Tickets $34 in advance $39 at the door. 877-987-9487 or

Mushroom Walks
Sat., Aug. 10, 10am, meet at North Park swimming pool parking lot. Free. Additional mushroom walks on Sat., Aug.  17 in McKeesport; Sun., Aug. 18 at McConnell’s Mill State Park; Tues., Aug. 20 at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve; and Sat., Aug. 24 at Gearhart’s Milton Loop Campground, Armstrong County. For details on locations and costs, email or visit

School Safety Summit
Thurs., Aug. 15, 8am-3pm. Fox Chapel High School, 611 Field Club Rd., 15238. Learning experience for school district leadership teams, as well as public safety professionals and first responders. Keynote speaker is Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, a retired U.S. Army Ranger and former West Point psychology professor who currently serves as the director of the Killology Research Group. His topic will be Safe Schools and Healthy Students. Cost is $75 and includes meals. Register at

UPMC Passavant Auxiliary Membership Opportunities
Mon., Aug. 12, 10am. Passavant Hospital, 9100 Babcock Blvd.,15237. Are you looking for a stimulating opportunity for social interaction with other dedicated people in support of community hospitals, UPMC Passavant McCandless and Cranberry? Then join UPMC Passavant Auxiliary’s tradition of caring. Meets every month Sept-June. New members are always welcome. More info, contact Deanna Cline at 412-748-6640 or

3rd Thursdays in Zelienople
Thurs., Aug. 15, 6-9pm. Main Street, Zelienople, 16063. Spend a relaxing evening strolling Main St. in Zelienople. There will be music, food, and fun. All events are free and open to the public.

Saturday Singles Dance
Sat., Aug. 17 & 31. 8pm-midnight. West View VFW, 386 Perry Hwy., West View. 
Ages 40+, free pizza party dance and social event. Call dance line 724-316-5029 or email

Flax to Linen
Sun., Aug. 18, 1-4pm. Depreciation Lands Museum, 4743 S. Pioneer Rd., Allison Park. Come and watch and perhaps lend a hand to process flax plants into linen. Attend school, visit the blacksmith, and stop in to see what is happening in the log cabin. Admission $5 adults, $3 children. or 412-486-0563.

Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table
Mon., Aug. 19, 7pm. Hampton Community Center, 1301 McCully Rd. Allison Park. 
Gene Schmeil will present Citizen General: The Life of Jacob Dolson Cox. Lecture is 
free and open to the public.

Wise Walk
Tues., Aug. 20, 9:30am. Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Walking may be the simplest way to work out. Your heart gets exercise, you lower your blood pressure, and your bones get stronger. Walking also eases stress and can boost your outlook on life. Meet at the library to receive informational handouts, then head over to North Park with the volunteer leader to walk for 30-40 minutes. For the remaining nine weeks, the group will meet each Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at Pie Traynor Field to walk together and enjoy the fall weather. Water and snacks will be provided each week. Registration is required only for week one. Following weeks: 8/27, 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22 
412-366-8100 x 113 or

A Celebration of Animation
Wed., Aug. 21, 7pm. Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Author and pop culture historian Marty Gitlin will bring his book, A Celebration of Animation, to life with clips from some of your favorite cartoons at this all ages program. Kids will learn about the characters their parents grew up with while adults might just learn to love the cartoons children embrace!

SV Veteran Recognition Day
Fri., Aug. 30, 6pm. The Seneca Valley School District (SV) is in the process of organizing a special Veterans Recognition Day during the first official Raiders football home game. SV is privileged to recognize veterans and active military personnel who live in the school district and encourages these individuals to participate. If interested in attending, send your name, address, phone number, rank, and years of service to Linda Andreassi, SVSD Communications, 124 Seneca School Rd., Harmony, PA  16037, or email by Aug. 22, 2019.

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.

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