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North Hills Monthly

Community Events, September 2019

Aug 29, 2019 10:27AM ● By North Hills Monthly magazine
Benefits & Fundraisers
Fall Vendor & Crafter Fair
Sat., Sept. 14, 10am-3pm. Ross Twp. Community Center, 1000 Ross Municipal Dr., 15237. Handmade crafts, jewelry, clothing, and specialty gifts plus auction, bake sale, and concessions. Proceeds benefit the Northland Public Library. More info and/or to be a vendor or 412-366-8100 x 104.

Babcock Dental Center Freedom Day
Fri., Sept. 20, 9am-noon. Babcock Dental Center, 3372 Babcock Blvd., 15237. Fifth annual Freedom Day event to show appreciation to all current and retired veterans, police officers, firemen, first responders, and their immediate family members in need of dental care. Free dental exams, oral cancer screenings and cleanings. Mention Freedom Day when scheduling an appointment. 412-369-9010.

Party on the Mount
Sat., Sept. 21, 3:30-9:30pm. 121 Grandview Ave.-Bertha St., Pgh. Mt. Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) presents their third annual community fundraiser. Guests will enjoy three blocks of vendors, retail options, over 10 food trucks and restaurants, cocktails handcrafted by local bars, beer and great music. Proceeds benefit MWCDC which will use the funds to support their mission of engaging the community, promoting development, and providing business opportunities in Mount Washington and Duquesne Heights. Advance tickets $10 at the door $15. More info and tickets on MWCDC Facebook page.

19th Annual Unique Boutique
Sat., Nov. 9, 10am-4pm. Edgeworth Club, 511 East Dr., Sewickley, 15143. 50 vendors and artists, children’s and adults' clothing, gourmet food, home décor and jewelry. Proceeds benefit the Heritage Valley Sewickley Maternal Child Health fetal monitor carts. Admission $15 or with lunch $35, reservations preferred. Register or 

Arts & Entertainment

Cranberry Artists Network
Tues., Sept. 3-30, 9am-7pm. Back Hall Gallery, Cranberry Municipal Building, 2525 Rochester Rd., Cranberry. Jan and Paul Jay will be having an exhibit in the Back Hall Showcase. Paul has a Master of Fine Arts from Ohio University and is a retired professor of art from Allegheny Community College. Jan is from Kansas and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Institute and School of Design in Kansas City. She has shown her work locally and nationally, and has her work in private collections.

Ballroom Dancing
Fri., Sept. 6–Dec. 6, 7-10:30pm. Orchard Hill Church gym, 2551 Brandt School Rd., 15090. Certified Instructor Bobby D teaches waltz, swing, cha cha and more. Come for the entire evening or just join in at 8 p.m. for social dancing in a gym transformed into a festive ballroom. Every 1st & 3rd Friday. Lessons are from 7-8pm. Cost $10 per person at the door. Walk-ins welcome.

What’s it Worth? Appraisal Fair
Sat., Sept. 7, 1-4pm. Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Curious about a family heirloom or garage sale find? IFAA Certified Appraiser Kurt Shaw will tell you just how much your antiques or collectables are worth. $10 per item, due day of appraisal. Limit to three items per person. No coins, stamps, or comic books will be considered. Registration is required. or 412-366-8100 x 113.

UPMC Passavant Auxiliary Membership Opportunities
Mon., Sept. 9, 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? 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

Sealarks Women’s Group Fall Dinner
Wed., Sept. 11, 5pm. Memorial Park Church, 8800 Peebles Rd., Allison Park. Group provides Christian fellowship and social activity for women alone—widowed, divorced or never married. Guests $5. Reservations or more info call 412-487-7194.

Fall Artists Series
Thurs., Sept. 12, 7-9pm. Merrick Art Gallery, 1100 5th Ave., 
New Brighton, 15066. Kim Freithaler will be the first demonstrator in the Beaver Valley Artists’ fall artist demonstration series. Freithaler is the director of the North Hills Arts Center and an accomplished painter, and will be demonstrating animal portraits. The demonstration is a community service provided by the Beaver Valley Artists. Free and open to the public.

Medicare: Putting the Pieces Together
Thurs., Sept. 12, 7pm. Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., 15237. Approaching your 65th birthday or over 65 and thinking about retiring? It’s time to get the facts about Medicare. Patricia Spahr will explain the Medicare program and important timeframes for enrolling. She will also describe the various supplemental, Medicare Advantage, and prescription drug insurance options that are available in the area, and talk about important concerns when choosing a plan.

The Bird Dogs Present: The Everly Brothers Experience Tribute
Sat., Sept. 14, 2pm and 7pm. Cumberland Woods Village, 700 Cumberland Woods Dr., Allison Park. The Bird Dogs bring a genuine and youthful Everly Brothers experience to the stage. The Zmed brothers, Zachary and Dylan, celebrate the genetic intimacy so ever present in the harmonies created by Don and Phil Everly. Tickets $34 in advance $39 at the door.

Saturday Singles Dance
Sat., Sept. 14, 8pm-midnight. West View VFW, 386 Perry Hwy., West View, For ages 40+, free hot dog dance and social event. Sat., Sept. 28, dance and social event. Free dance lesson at 7:30pm. More info at or 

International Day of Peace Festival
Sun., Sept. 15, 3-6pm. Point Grove, Lakeshore Dr., North Park, 15237. The goal of the United Nations International Day of Peace is to promote peace, safety and respect for all. The festival will feature foods from various cultures, entertainment, speakers, and activities including henna painting and origami. It will conclude with a procession of 195 U.N. flags representing each country's hope for peace. For more details, call 412-760-9390.

Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table
Mon., Sept. 16, 7pm. Hampton Township Community Center, 1301 McCully Rd., Allison Park. Dan Welch will present The Last Road North: A Guide to the Gettysburg Campaign. Lecture is free and open to the public.

Third Thursdays in Zelienople
Thurs., Sept. 19, 6-9pm. Main St., Zelienople, 16063. Come spend a relaxing evening strolling Main Street and enjoy art, music, food and fun. All events are free.

19th Annual Gary Lincoff Foray
Sat., Sept. 21, 8am-7pm. Rose Barn, Pearce Mill Rd., North Park. Includes guided morning mushroom walks, afternoon presentations by experts Bill Russell, Rick Kerrigan and Adam Haritan, an auction, book signing, merchandise sales, and mushroom feast. Cost $35 for members, $55 for nonmembers (includes a 2019-20 club membership), and $15 for students and children 11-18. Children 10 and under are free. More info

Abbamania – ABBA Tribute
Sat., Sept. 21, 2pm and 7pm. Cumberland Woods Village, 700 Cumberland Woods Dr., Allison Park. ABBAMANIA is rated as the number one ABBA production in the world. The cast, from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, will take you back in time to when ABBA was on stage. Includes authentic costumes made by the seamstress from Mama Mia. Sing along with songs including Waterloo, Fernando, S.O.S, Mama Mia, Super Trooper, Voulez Vous, I Had A Dream, Dancing Queen and many more. Tickets $34 in advance, $39 at the door.

Sat., Sept. 21-Dec.14, 11am-noon. Orchard Hill Church, Kidzburgh K-1 classroom, 2551 Brandt School Rd., 15090. For ages 16+. Find balance, relieve stress, and build vitality with this class taught by certified instructor Xiaobo Huang La Presta. Experience movements with breathing techniques to rejuvenate your body, improve circulation, increase energy, and improve your immune system. Tai Chi Sword combines the styles and characteristics of both Tai Chi exercise and swordplay. $7 per class. 724-935-5555.

Ben Avon Fall Festival
Sat., Sept. 28, 10am-4pm. Church Ave. between Dickson and Dalzell, Ben Avon, 15202. A community event great for families and a wonderful way to meet your neighbors. Church Avenue in Ben Avon will be blocked off for games, music, food, artisans, crafts, coffee, fire engines, and much more. Details and vendor applications can be found at:

Fall Craft Show
Sat., Sept. 28, 9am-2pm. The Tanglewood Center, 10 Austin Ave., Lyndora. The ARC of Butler County will host their seventh annual fall craft show featuring craft vendors, a bake sale, over 50 raffle baskets, music and entertainment, a grand prize raffle and lots of fun. Still accepting vendor registrations. More info, call Marissa at 724-283-3300 x 117.

5th Annual Purse Party
Sat., Oct. 5, 5pm. Ross Municipal Bldg., 1000 Ross Municipal Dr., 15237. Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (LAOH) will hold a party for adults 21+. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30 and drawings start at 6. Drawing held for purses every 15 minutes Advance tickets only. $35 each. Check payable to LAOH, Div. 4 c/o Dianne Ulintz, 305 Holly Hill Dr., Pgh., 15237. 412-298-2001. 


La Roche Professional Development Series
Mon., Sept. 16, 6-6:30pm. Ryan Room, Zappala Campus Center, La Roche, 9000 Babcock Blvd., 15237. Emotions Revealed: Decoding the Seven Universal Facial Expressions. Ryan West, owner of EQualifyed, LLC is the presenter. Microexpressions are a window into the true feelings that an individual may have toward a person, a job position or a company. In this seminar, West will discuss the connection between facial expressions and emotions, help participants identify seven universal facial expressions, and demonstrate the ability to decode emotions through microexpressions. 2 HRCI credits-General | 2 SHRM credits. Cost $15 per person. 

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. Health 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 Encompass Health 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 

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.

Grief Share
Meets every Thursday, Sept. 5-Dec. 5, 7-8:30pm. Orchard Hill Church, 2551 Brandt School Rd., Rm. 206 15090. For those grieving the loss of a loved one. Learn valuable tools for recovering from the pain and renewing hope for the future. Registration preferred; workbook cost $15. 724-935-5555.

Head Injury Support Group
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7-9pm at Encompass Health 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 Encompass Health 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

Parent-Child Alienation
Meets 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month, 7-8:30pm. Orchard Hill Church, 2551 Brandt School Rd., Rm. 204, 15090. Finding comfort, encouragement and hope for restoration through the pain of broken family relationships. For parents, grandparents, children and other family members.

Recovery from Codependency
Meets Thursdays, 7-9pm, Orchard Hill Church, Kidzburgh,4-5 grade rm., 2551 Brandt School Rd., 15090. Find support with others to transform brokenness, heal emotional damage from the past, and mend shattered relationships. If you are working through a relationship with an addict, combine recovery and spirituality to work through 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 Encompass Health 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