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North Hills Monthly

Community Events November 2019

Oct 31, 2019 03:10PM ● By North Hills Monthly magazine
Weekend Highlights

Nov 1-3..............................

Young Adult Bonfire
Friday, Nov. 1,7:30-10pm, Orchard Hill Church, 2551 Brandt School Rd. Come for a night of fall festivities with food, music, games and a bonfire. By the entrance to Orchard Hill Church near Brandt School Road.

Nov. 8-10..............................

The Importance of Being Earnest
November 7, 8, and 9, 7 p.m., Fox Chapel Area High School auditorium, 611 Field Club Road, O’Hara Township. Fox Chapel Area High School students perform this Oscar Wilde classic. Tickets $8 each at the door. Additionally, the students will perform the play free for Fox Chapel Area School District senior citizens age 60 and older on Wednesday, Nov. 6 in the auditorium at 3:45 p.m. Refreshments will be served prior to the performance at 3 p.m. in the auditorium lobby. Reservations are requested. Call 412-967-2410 for reservation information for the senior citizens’ performance only.

19th Annual Unique Boutique
Sat., Nov. 9, 10am-4pm. Edgeworth Club, 511 East Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143. The 19th annual fundraising event for Heritage Valley Sewickley Hospital, with 50 vendors and artists, children/adult clothing, gourmet food, home décor & jewelry. Benefits the Heritage Valley Sewickley maternal child health fetal monitor carts. $15 admission or $35 admission & lunch. Register online at More info: 412-749-7050 or

Saturday Singles Dance
Saturday, Nov. 9 and Nov. 23, 8pm-midnight, West View VFW, 386 Perry Highway, West View 15229. For ages 40+. Nov. 9: A Perfect Pair Mix & Match Icebreaking event featuring hundreds of dollars in prizes and gift cards. Nov. 23: Free pumpkin pie night. Free dance lesson 7:30 p.m. Call Dance Line 724-316-5029, email, visit

The Pittsburgh Vegan Expo & Convention
Saturday, Nov. 9, 10am-4pm, Monroeville Convention Center, 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, 15146. Featuring vegan-focused vendors with food including desserts and specialty items, products and services. Holiday gift marketplace and wellness room featuring two film speakers, guest speakers on various vegan-related topics and themes, and activities for all ages. Annual Vegan Gingerbread House Competition and annual Vegan Trick-or-Treat for children from 11:30am-noon. $5/adults (Brown Paper tickets online; or cash at the door. Advanced tickets highly recommended.) Free for children 16 and under.

Nov. 15-17..............................

Chatham Baroque – Welcome to All the Pleasures: Henry Purcell’s Odes to Saint Cecilia
Saturday, Nov. 16, 8pm, Synod Hall (Oakland), 125 N. Craig St., Pittsburgh 15213; Sunday, Nov. 17, 2:30pm, Campbell Memorial Chapel, Chatham University, Chapel Hill Rd, Pittsburgh, 15232. Chatham Baroque presents its largest self-produced project to date. Saturday’s concert will be followed by a complimentary wine reception. Tickets at $30 general admission, $25 seniors, $15 age 30 & under, $10 students, $10 active U.S. military. Cost is $5 more per ticket at the door.

Fun Fore All Family Fun Park Holiday Lights Mini Golf
Nov. 15-Jan. 7, Fun Fore All, 8 Progress Ave., Cranberry Twp. Proceeds benefit the Highmark Caring Place. Fun Fore All's Holiday Lights Mini Golf was named one of Kidsburgh’s best holiday light displays in 2017 & 2018! Two award-winning miniature golf courses turned into fully playable walk-through holiday light extravaganzas!

Nov. 22-24..............................

11th Annual Mission Mall
Saturday, Nov. 23, 9am-2pm, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1965 Ferguson Road. Thirty tables representing 20 local and international nonprofit groups will be selling 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.

Oakmont Hometown Christmas and Parade
Saturday, Nov. 23, 4-8 p.m. in the heart of Oakmont. Hometown Christmas has started the Christmas season in Oakmont for over 50 years. Local vendors will fill Allegheny River Boulevard with activities and games for the children, and the shops will be open to help attendees get a start on their Christmas shopping. Chinese Auction and 50/50 raffle for adults; children receive free cookies and candy canes while they wait to sit on Santa’s lap. Parade Grand Marshall is local musician Bill Deasy. For more information,

Fundraiser for Crisis Center North
Sunday, Nov 24, 1-4 pm, doors open at 12:30, Jergel’s Rhythm Grill, 103 Slade Lane, Warrendale, PA. Live music from the Austin Drive Band, shop from auction items and onsite vendors. Cash bar. Tickets $30 at Proceeds support victims and survivors of domestic violence.

Nov. 29-Dec. 1.......................

Light the Night in Etna
Friday, Nov. 29, 6:30pm, Butler Street, Etna. Parade special guests including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Steel City Angels, Sensations Marching Unit, Shining Dance Stars, Rode Rigs, and more. Performances by The Pine Creek Band. Face painting, a bagpiper, balloon art, trolley rides, a photo booth, and live reindeer! Fireworks show at 9 p.m. at Dougherty Veterans Field.

College Thanksgiving Hangout
Friday, Nov. 29, 7-10pm, Orchard Hill Church. Hang out and connect with Orchard Hill college students, with snacks, games and college football. Contact 
for details.

Arts, Entertainment, Fundraisers and More

Through Dec.12, 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.

Mummies of the World: The Exhibition
Through April 19, 2020. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh, 15212. Explore 125 real mummies and related artifacts from across the at Carnegie Science Center’s PPG SCIENCE PAVILION™. The exhibition enthralls guests with dramatic displays of the mummies and their personal stories, as well as state-of-the-art multimedia stations that take visitors on a 4,500-year journey.

Naturalization Information Session
Monday, Nov. 4, 2pm. Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., Pgh., 15237. Join staff from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for this free session on the naturalization process. The session will cover the process, testing, and the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship. Registration is required. You may register online, in person at the adult services desk or by calling 412-366-8100, extension 113.

Managing Holiday Stress Successfully
Thursday, Nov. 7, 7pm. Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., Pgh., 15237. What is holiday stress and how does it affect you differently from other stress? Join health coach Antravese Stanton as she talks about stress triggers, reactions, and coping strategies to help you through the holidays. Registration is required. You may register online, in person at the adult services desk or by calling 412-366-8100, extension 113.

Perfect Pairings Fall Gala
Thurs., Nov. 7, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Park, Pgh., 15213. Enjoy a night of fine wine, food, entertainment and breathtaking floral displays. Cocktail attire; red, white and black outfits and accents encouraged to complement the show. Tickets are $125 per person, including all food and drink. Reserve a spot by calling 412-651-5281 or Complimentary valet parking available. Learn more and purchase tickets at

Sealarks Women’s Group
Wed., Nov. 10, 1pm, Memorial Park Church, 8800 Peebles Road, Allison Park, 15101. This group provides Christian fellowship and social activity for women alone: widowed, divorced or never married. Presentation on handwriting analysis by Michelle Dresbold. All women alone are welcome to attend and consider joining. More info: 412-487-7194.

Crisis Center North’s 40th Anniversary Celebration
Wed., Nov. 13, 6:30-9:30pm, The Chadwick, 10545 Perry Hwy., Wexford, 15090. Since 1978, CCN has served more than 82,000 victims of domestic and intimate partner violence with free, life-saving advocacy, counseling, and educational services. This event recognizes supporting community members and organizations. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.

Celebrating Islamic Holidays 
Thursday, Nov.14, 7pm. Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., Pgh., 15237. Have you ever wondered about the variety of religious holidays that North Hills’ residents observe every year? Join Ishfaq Ahmad of the Council on American-Islamic Relations as he talks about the two primary religious holidays that the members of the Muslim community observe. There will also be a variety of traditional foods to taste. Registration is required. You may register online, in person at the adult services desk or by calling 412-366-8100, extension 113.

Compassion Fatigue from a Systems Perspective: Self-Care and Beyond
Fri., Nov. 15, 5-8pm. Sister M. Ferdinand Clark Auditorium, UPMC Mercy, 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh, 15219.  (Uptown). Continuing education, resources, and networking opportunities for individuals who are interested in starting or enhancing health ministries in their faith communities, as well as in the general public. Hosted by the Pittsburgh Mercy Parish Nurse & 
Health Ministry Program, part of Pittsburgh Mercy and Trinity Health. Registration with full payment must be postmarked by Nov. 1. To register, visit More info: 412-232-5815 or

Greater Pittsburgh Civil War 
Round Table
Mon., November 18, 7 pm. Hampton Township Community Center, 1301 McCully Rd., Allison Park. Bill May will present In the Footsteps of John Wilkes Booth. Lecture is free and open to the public.

Poinsettias and Pointe Shoes
Monday, Nov. 25, performances at 4:30, 6 and 7:15 p.m., Phipps Conservatory, One Schenley Park, Pgh., 15213. Kick off the holiday season with two of Pittsburgh's most beloved traditions. Phipps and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre are proud to present a special family-friendly event that will bring the magic of The Nutcracker to Phipps’ historic glasshouse. This one-night-only performance features a sampling of ballet vignettes from Terrence S. Orr’s The Nutcracker. Meet-and-greet following. Tickets to the 4:30 p.m. performance are $28 for adults and $15 for children. Tickets to the 6 and 7:15 p.m. performances are $30 for adults and $17 for children. All tickets must be purchased through the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre by visiting or calling 412-454-9107.

Ballroom Dancing
First and third Fridays, beginning Dec. 6, Orchard Hill Church, 2551 Brandt School Road. Certified instructor Bobby D teaches waltz, swing, cha cha and more. Come for the entire evening or just join in at 8pm for social dancing. Walk-ins welcome. $10 per person at the door. 

Let Your Heart Be Light
Saturday, Dec. 7, 7pm, and Sunday, Dec. 8, 3pm, Visitation Chapel at Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, 15101. North Hills Chorale program will include an audience sing-along for Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus. Freewill offerings accepted. Attendees are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food donation for the North Hills Community Outreach Food Pantry. For more info,


Shaler Area Hosts Parent Education Night
Thursday, Nov. 7, 7pm, Scott Primary School. Shaler Area School District and the District Parent Council are hosting an event to outline the district’s educational focus for the 2019-2020 school year and provide parents and community members the opportunity to offer input on the district’s project to create a Portrait of a Graduate, the list of skills and characteristics that all students will exemplify when they leave Shaler Area. Free childcare will be provided at this event.

Undergraduate Open House at La Roche
Saturday, Nov. 9, 9am-noon, La Roche University. For high school students, transfer students and their families. The event will feature a flexible schedule so families can choose which sessions best fit their needs. Students will be able to explore more than 50 career-focused majors throughout the event with faculty representatives, and can select from various presentations including admissions, financial aid, a student panel and select majors. Admissions counselors will be on-site to answer questions and explain the application process. Students may bring their transcripts to receive an instant admission decision and learn the amount of their merit scholarship. Morning refreshments and lunch are included. Please contact 412-536-1272 or for more information.

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 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.

Grief Share
Meets every Thursday, Oct. 3-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