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Community Events & Weekend Highlights January 2020

Dec 31, 2019 01:14PM ● By North Hills Monthly magazine
WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS

JAN. 3-5..............................

SkyWatch
Sat., Jan. 4, 7 and 9pm, Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pgh., 15212. Spot Saturn’s rings, gaze at the Milky Way, and explore dazzling constellations using top-notch telescopes. Take a virtual tour of the night sky inside Buhl Planetarium, and visit the observatory deck to look at planets, star clusters, and more wonders of the universe. $2 for members, $4 for nonmembers. www.CarnegieScienceCenter.org

Fun Fore All Family Fun Park Holiday Lights Mini Golf
Through 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! www.funforeall.com

JAN. 10-12..............................

Little Shop of Horrors in Concert
Fri., Jan 10, 7 and 8:15pm. Phipps Conservatory, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, 15213. Phipps and the Pittsburgh Public Theater have teamed up for a one-night-only engagement. Attendees will enjoy live cast performances of songs from Pittsburgh Public Theater's production of Little Shop of Horrors, including a hand-puppet performance from Audrey II, the snarky, horrifying Venus fly trap. Tickets include same-day conservatory admission; guests can also enjoy the final Friday night of Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden and stop by Café Phipps for refreshments. Tickets are $30 for adults and $17 for children. Phipps’ members will receive a 10 percent discount. www.PhippsConservatory.org

Locomotion Weekend
Sat. Jan 11-Sun., Jan 12, 10am-5pm, Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pgh., 15212. See a railyard full of guest train displays owned and operated by local hobbyists. Bring your own model trains for a free checkup at the Loco Doctor table, which includes basic repairs, cleaning, and oiling. Engineers of all ages will love the train layouts and activities! Free with general admission. www.carnegiesciencecenter.org

Saturday Singles Dance
Sat., Jan 11 and Jan. 25, 7:30pm-midnight, West View VFW, 386 Perry Highway, West View, PA 15229. For ages 40+. Jan. 11: First dance & social event of 2020. Jan. 25: Oldies Dance Party with free swing dance lesson with instructor Jared Clemens at 7:30 p.m. Call Dance Line 724-316-5029, email dancetonight09@aol.com, visit www.dancetonight.weebly.com.

Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden 
Through Jan. 12, 9:30 a.m.–11 p.m. and 5–11 p.m. for Winter Light Garden, Phipps Conservatory, One Schenley Park, Pgh., 15213. Pittsburgh’s blockbuster holiday experience is back, bringing more indoor and outdoor splendor than ever before. www.PhippsConservatory.org

JAN. 17-19..............................

Poetry Unplugged
Fri., Jan. 17, 8pm, August Wilson Cultural Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Pgh., 15222. The fourth annual Poetry Unplugged is a night of spoken word and music featuring artists from around the country using the life and work of Martin Luther King as inspiration. Mahogany Browne hosts an evening filled with award-winning spoken word artists known for their fierce delivery and ability to move the crowd. Featured poets include Jessica Care Moore, Ursula Rucker, and many more. General admission show, seating is first come first serve, please arrive early. Parental discretion advised. Tickets $23.75 at https://awc.culturaldistrict.org/production/67833/performance/67833/seat_selection

JAN. 24-26..............................

Young Ladies’ Doll Tea
Sun., Jan. 26, 2-3pm, Depreciation Lands Museum, 4743 S. Pioneer Rd., Allison Park, 15101. An afternoon of tea, treats and activities for young ladies ages five and older, accompanied by their favorite dolls. $12 members/$15 nonmembers. Space is limited, so register soon at https://reg.planetreg.com/DOLLTEA. For info, call 412-486-0563. www.dlmuseum.org

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Sisters of Divine Providence Lucky Number Ticket
Valid Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2020.The Sisters of Divine Providence are pleased to announce the availability of the 2020 Lucky Number ticket. The fundraiser is based on the Pick 3 day and evening PA Lottery games. Each $25 number is valid from Jan. 1, 2020-Dec. 31, 2020. Daily winners receive a minimum of $25 up to $150 on select days throughout the year when their three-digit number is selected. Visit www.cdpsisters.org/LuckyNumber or call 412-635-5401. Supports the ministries and mission of the Sisters of Divine Providence.

Cabin Fever Adult Winter Reading Club
Jan. 1-Feb. 28, Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., Pgh., 15237. As winter settles in and it gets colder outside, you might feel the need to escape to a warmer climate or read a ‘hot’ romance book. If printed books are not your thing, try out an audiobook or a book on a Nook (or any such device).  Starting Jan. 2, stop by the Ask a Librarian Desk and pick up your reading log.  Check out the new categories and find out what prizes you can win. www.northlandlibrary.org

MessFest
Wed., Jan. 1, 10am-pm, Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pgh., 15212. Have a messy, gooey good time! Finger painting, Oobleck, a pudding “pi” eating race, and more. Don’t dress up–you’ll get messy! Free with general admission. www.CarnegieScienceCenter.org

Ballroom Dancing
First, third and fifth Fridays, Jan. 3-May 29, Orchard Hill Church, 2551 Brandt School Road. Certified instructor Bobby D teaches waltz, swing, 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. 

Tips for Creating Habits When You Have ADHD
Thurs., Jan. 9, 6:30pm, Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., Pgh., 15237. If you have or suspect you may have ADHD, odds are you have struggled throughout your life to create change. Join Certified ADHD Coach Susan Lieber for an interactive session as she explores motivations for change, recognizes the obstacles to changing behaviors, and outlines steps for creating a habit and developing a plan of action. Registration is required. You may register online, in person at the adult services desk or by calling 412-366-8100, extension 113.

Tai-Chi
Jan. 9-May 21, 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. $7 per class. 724-935-5555.

Plant-Centered Diet: What is It, And Can It Work for You?
Thurs., Jan. 23, 7pm, Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., Pgh., 15237. Have you heard the term plant-based but feel too uninformed to give it a try? Join Holistic Health & Lifestyle Coach Sarah Kaminski as she talks about the basic principles of a plant-centered approach to eating and how it differs from other diets. Registration is required. You may register online, in person at the adult services desk or by calling 412-366-8100, extension 113.

New Choices Career Development Class
Mon., Jan. 27, 9:30am. Following classes Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., Pgh., 15237. Are you a single parent ready to return to the workforce? Have you had the same job for 30 years and are looking for a change? Have you been out of work and need to find a new career? PA Women Work's New Choices course is a series of free classes for women and men going through a transitional period in their lives. Led by Nieves Stiker, this 10-class program will help with creating an impactful resume, strengthening interview skills, job placement assistance, and other job development skills. Registration is required, and you must attend the first class to continue through the whole program. You may register online, in person at the adult services desk or by calling 412-366-8100, extension 113.

100 Things to Do in Pittsburgh Before You Die
Thurs., Jan. 30, 7pm, Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., Pgh., 15237. The story of Pittsburgh’s transformation from a smoky steel town to a modern, high-tech city draws people from around the world to this corner of southwestern Pennsylvania. With so much to do and see (and eat!) around here, it’s no wonder why. Join author Rossilynne Culgan as she talks about her book, 100 Things to Do in Pittsburgh Before You Die, combining a local’s expertise with the spirit of discovery in her hometown. Registration is required. You may register online, in person at the adult services desk or by calling 412-366-8100, extension 113.

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. Tickets on sale now. www.CarnegieScienceCenter.org

Entry Submissions Open for North Pittsburgh Quilters Guild Quilt Show 
Friday, April 24-Sunday, April 26, Ross Township Community Center. This year’s theme is Log Cabin Fever. More than 100 quilts will be displayed along with a variety of vendors, and chances to win a dream basket, sewing machines and a quilt appraisal. Entry submissions are open to the public for thisjuried show. Tickets to win the Log Cabin Raffle Quilt are being sold by members and available inlocal quilt shops. For more info, www.NPQG.org.

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. www.anchorpointcounselingministry.org 

Breast Cancer Support Group
Meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, 7-8:30pm, UPMC Passavant. Patients only. Free. www.cancercaring.org.

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.

DivorceCare
Thursdays, Jan. 9-April 2, 7-9pm., Orchard Hill Church, 2551 Brandt School Rd., Rm. 206 15090. Student Ministry Room, Upper Level. The road to healing from the heartache of divorce is not meant to be traveled alone. Team members facilitate small group discussion to support members and provide a caring environment as they explore biblical insights into loneliness, depression, and new relationships. 

General Patient Support Group
Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, 7-8:30pm, UPMC Passavant. Free. www.cancercaring.org.

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 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 www.lupuspa.org.

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, info@namiswpa.org

New Journey Christian Cancer Support Group
Meets 1st Mondays of the month, 7 pm, Stoneridge Church, 811 Dressel Rd. Free. 412-486-7778, www.stoneridgecc.org

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 jessica.valko@healthsouth.com

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 d.reckless@mrsphysicaltherapy.com.

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 www.anchorpointcounselingministry.org