October Happenings

What’s Happening ‘Round Town

 North Happening


Legacy Lineup Seminars at 11 a.m., Oct. 2, Bones for Life; Oct. 16, The War Horses; Oct. 30, Ghosts & Legends of Western Pennsylvania; Nov. 13, Steeler Black & Gold w/Randy Grossman; Nov. 27, Soldiers & Sailors Museum Topic: WWII; Dec. 11, The Ultimate Survivor – The Titanic.  For info, call (412) 635-8080 or TheLegacyLineup.com.


Make a Difference Day, volunteers needed, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1-4 p.m., Oct. 27.  Visit a nursing home resident to discuss and document resident’s life story for “Book of Life” program.  For information, contact jandrews@vcs.org or call (412) 548-4060 by Oct. 19. 


North Hills Community Outreach’s Community Auto Program is looking for vehicle donations that will provide transportation for low-income individuals.  Call Harriet, (724) 443-8300 or www.communityauto.org.


North Hills Community Outreach is collecting gently used or new coats thru Oct. 29.  All sizes needed.  For details, call Vicki, (412) 487-6316, opt. 1 or www.nhco.org.


North Hills Community Outreach’s organic community garden needs volunteers thru Nov. For details, call Aaron, (412) 487-6316, opt. 2 or www.nhco.org.


North Hills Food Bank, 10 a.m.-1:45 p.m. every Tues & Thurs, rear parking lot of Hiland Presbyterian Church, 845 Perry Highway.  Call (412) 366-7477 or www.northhillsfoodbank.com.  Donations always welcome.


Veterans Leaders luncheon & program “Transition Forward,” 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Oct. 11, The Chamber of Commerce, 5000 Brooktree Rd., Wexford.  For info, call (724) 776-4949.


Volunteers instructors needed for a vehicle ownership class.  Sponsored by North Hills Community Outreach.  For info, call Linda at(412) 487-6316, opt 2.




Free Computer Classes, 10 a.m., Mondays, NHCO Millvale & 5:45 p.m., Thurs., Avalon Library.  Sponsored by North Hills Community Outreach.  For info, call (412) 487-6316, opt 2.


Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table meets the 4th Monday of every month, 7 p.m., (Oct. 22 meeting), The Hampton Township Community Center, 3101 McCully Rd., Allison Park. Call Bob or Margie (724) 625-2329.


Monday Matinees 2 p.m. at the Legacy Theatre, Oct. 1, Mrs. Doubtfire; Oct. 8, Moonstruck; Oct. 15, War Horse; Oct. 22, Rain Man; Oct. 29, The Birds.  For info, call (412) 635-8080 or TheLegacyLineup.com.




Little Lambs Story Time, for children up to age 5, w/parent, grandparent or caregiver, 10 a.m., Tues., Oct. 2-Nov. 13, North Hills Alliance Church, 2298 Rochester Rd., Franklin Park.  For info, (412) 364-5800 or http://www.northhillsalliancechurch.org.

Tuesdays at 2 at the Kean Theatre: Oct. 2, For Greater Glory; Oct. 9, Snow White and the Huntsman; Oct. 16, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel; Oct. 23, The Raven; Oct. 30, A Cabin in the Woods.  Visit www.keantheatre.com.


Wexford Chapter of the Women’s Business Network meets, 8:00 a.m., Oct. 9 & 23, Atria’s Restaurant, Rt. 19, Wexford.  Call, Kathy (724) 934-5143.




Ask the Attorney, 7-9 p.m., Oct. 10, NHCO, 1975 Ferguson Rd., Allison Park.  Appointments are required. Call Harriet, (412) 487-6316, opt. 2.


Professional Referral Exchange (PRE) meets 7:15 a.m., Weds, Deck House, Rt. 19, Cranberry Twp. Visit, www.prorefx.com, click on Cranberry.


Wednesdays at 1 at the Kean Theatre: Oct. 3, Girl in Progress; Oct. 10, What to Expect When You Are Expecting; Oct. 17, The Avengers; Oct. 24, To Rome with Love; Oct. 31, Dark ShadowsVisit www.keantheatre.com.




Cranberry Chapter of the Women’s Business Network meets 7:30 a.m., Oct. 4 & 18, 2662 Rochester Rd., Cranberry Twp.  Call, Pat (724) 766-7337.


Criders Corner Chapter of the Women’s Business Network meets noon, Oct. 11 & 25, Cranberry Library, 2525 Rochester Rd., Cranberry Twp. Call, Jocelyn (724) 772-3633.


Friends of North Park Meeting with Presentation by Allegheny County Parks Foundation, 7 p.m., Oct. 11, North Park Lake Trail.  For info, call (412) 544-7284.


Guest Bartender Event, 5-7:30 p.m., Oct. 25, Mullaney’s Harp and Fiddle, 2329 Penn Ave.  Come in your Halloween costume and have your picture take with St. Patrick the Bartender or Our Mystery Bartender.  All tips and proceeds from raffles will be donated to local charities.  Jam session begins at 7:30.  Contact Colleen at crumble@zoominternet.net,for more information. Sponsored by Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians.


 catedaustoarickuour Holloween costuemnueRoss-West View Chapter of the Women’s Business Network meets, 7:30 a.m. Oct. 11 & 25, Panera Bread, 7217 McKnight Rd.  Call, Sarah (412) 915-1699.


Seven Fields Chapter of the Women’s Business Network meets, 8:15 a.m., Oct. 4 & 18, Concordia Life Care Community, Rt. 228, Adams Ridge. Call, Loretta (724) 772-3633.




Christy House Friday luncheons, 11:30-1:30, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Frederick St., Sewickley.  Needles Eye & Earthly Treasures Shops open.  For reservations for 4 or more, call (412) 741-5960.


North Hills Chapter of the Women’s Business Network meets 12:30 p.m., Oct. 12 & 26, Atria’s Restaurant, 5517 William Flynn Hwy.  Call, Susan (412) 965-4888.


Tracing Your Revolutionary Patriot, 7-9 p.m., Oct. 19, Ross Community Center.  Features D. Joshua Taylor from NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are.” Sponsored by the Kushkushkee Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

Tickets $20, visit http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paktcdar/Kushkushkee.htm.


The Wilde Woman’s Guide to Organizing in Five Simple Steps: Transition Made Easy 7-8 p.m., Fri., Oct. 5-Nov. 9, Ross Township Community Center.  To register, call (412) 931-7055 x204 or wwwjoycewilde.com.


Zelienople-Harmony Chapter of the Women’s Business Network meets, 8:30 a.m., Oct. 12 & 26, The Stohr Haus Bakery, 534 Mercer St., Harmony.  Call, Debbie (724) 774-1063.




Arboretum Clean-Up Day, 9 a.m., Oct. 6, 7 Eleven at the corner of Babcock Blvd. & Wildwood Rd.  Sponsored by Friends of North Park.  For details, email grigdon@consolidated.net


Fire Prevention Safety Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 6, Home Depot in Shopper’s Plaza, Rt. 8.  Sponsored by the Hampton Township Volunteer Fireman’s Association.


Saturday Singles Dance for ages 40+, 8 p.m.-midnight, Oct. 13, West View VFW, 386 Perry Hwy, West View (free dance lesson 7:30 p.m.).  For info, call (724) 316-5029 or www.dancetonight.weebly.com.


Second Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women is being held 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Oct. 13, Hampton Fields Village, 4480 Mt. Royal Blvd.  Cost $35 per person.  Must pre-register.  Call, (724) 493-9695.


Arts & Entertainment


Around the World in Harmony, presented by the Greater Cranberry Barbershop Chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society, 4 p.m., Oct. 6, St. Barnabas Kean Theatre, 5847 Meridian Road, Gibsonia.


Butler Symphony Orchestra Concert, Italia, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 6, Jazz with Joe Negri, Nov. 3, Butler Intermediate High School, 551 Fairground Hill Rd.  For info, call (724) 283-1402 or butlersymphony@zoominternet.net.


Harmonize the World, 4 p.m., Oct. 27, North Hills Junior High School, 55 Rochester Rd., Ross Twp.  Sponsored by the Greater Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines.  For info, call (412) 613-9800 or www.greaterharmony.org.


Hillman Performing Arts shows: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 20, Illusionist Bradley Field’s Out of Thin Air; Nov. 10, Duquesne University Tamburitzans.  Call (412) 968-3040 or www.thehillman.org.


Kean Theatre 10th Anniversary Show: Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons Tribute, $38 show only, 8 p.m., Oct. 12, Kean Theatre.  For tickets, (724) 444-KEAN (5326) or www.keantheatre.com.


The Legacy Lineup, Oct. 27 – Sinatra & Streisand As Never Before, Nov. 17, The Jaggerz; 2 p.m., Dec. 15, Gary Latshaw Pops Christmas Show.  For tickets, call (412) 394-3353 or TheLegacyLineup.com.


Mary Poppins, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 16-21, Benedum Center.  For tickets, visits, www.TrustArts.org.


North Hills Chorale, Inc. is seeking singers to expand their current membership.  Rehearsals are held 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mon. at Kearns Spirituality Center, a Ministry of the Sisters of Divine Providence, 9000 Babcock Blvd.  For info, contact David at (724) 940-2986.


Nunsensations, 6:30 p.m. (dinner & show), 8 p.m. (show only), Nov. 10, 16-17; 12:30 p.m. (dinner & show), 2 p.m. (show only), Nov. 18, Kean Theatre. For tickets, (724) 444-KEAN (5326) or www.keantheatre.com.


Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents Esperanza Spalding Radio Music Society tour, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 6, Byham Theatre.  For details, visit www.Trustarts.org.


Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents Betty Buckley, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 15, Cabaret Theatre Square.  For tickets, call (412) 456-6666 or TrustArts.org.


Rebel: Hark the Bright Seraphim, 8 p.m., Oct. 6, Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St., Oakland.  For tickets, call (412) 361-2048 or www.rbsp.org.


Renaissance & Baroque presents Rebel, 8 p.m., Oct. 6, Rebel; Nov. 3, Red Priest, Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St., Oakland.  For info, call (412) 361-2048 or www.rbsp.org.


Sweetwater for the Arts Events: Children’s Two-Day Workshop: Planting Our Gardens, 4:30-6 p.m., Oct. 1 & 2, for ages 8-12; Free Lecture: Tending Our Mother’s Gardens, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Oct. 5; One World Tribe Performance, 3:30 p.m., Oct. 6.  For info, visit http://www.sweetwaterartcenter.org/mavuno-festival/


Health & Wellness Happenings


Celebrating Senior Champions Dinner & Auction, Oct. 11, at the Omni William Penn Hotel. For details on sponsorships and tickets, call (412) 622-9239 or vanhornpa@upmc.edu.


Get into the Pink, breast cancer awareness day, Oct. 16, Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) North Campus. 9 a.m. bake sale, free breast cancer literature, 2:30p.m. presentation by Peggy Finnegan.  For details, call (412) 369-4129 or email adailey@ccac.edu.


Medicare Open Enrollment Event, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 16, Ingomar United Methodist Church, 1501 W. Ingomar Rd.  Reservations required.  For an appointment, call (412) 661-1438.


Mercy Parish Nurse & Health Ministry Program – Health Symposium, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Oct. 20, Sister M. Ferdinand Clark Auditorium, Level 2 at UPMC Mercy, 1400 Locust St., Uptown.  Call, (412) 232-5815, email ParishNurse@mercy.pmhs.org.


Pink Ribbon Round-Up (PRR), Oct. 19-20.  Western Gala, Oct. 19, at The Chadwick Banquet Hall in Wexford.  Horseback ride, 11:30-3 p.m., Oct. 20, North Park.  For info, call Patricia at (412) 638-9963, or visit www.pinkribbonroundup.org.


Support Groups


Amp Up! (amputee support group) meetings are held 3rd Tues., of every month at UPMC Mercy South Side Outpatient Center, 2000 Mary St, Pittsburgh.  Call (412) 215-6926.


Bereavement Support Group, 6:30-8 p.m., Mondays, UPMC Passavant.  Group meets for 8 weeks.  To register, call Toni (412) 358-3173.


Bereavement Support Group, 7-9 p.m., alternate Mon., The Baierl YMCA, Nicholson Rd. For info, call Chuck (412) 913-0272 or acwein123@gmail.com.


Breast Cancer Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., 1st & 3rd Weds of every month, UPMC Passavant Cranberry, Breast Center Conference Room, Building #3, St. Francis Way.  Free, required registration.  Call (412) 622-1212.


Bridge to Hope Support Group meeting 7 p.m., each Wed., Conference Room #1, Passavant Hospital Foundation Conference Center, Cumberland Woods Village, UPMC Passavant McCandless Campus, 700 Cumberland Woods Dr.  Visit, www.passavanthospitalfoundation.org.


Butler Breast Cancer & Women’s Support Group meets 7-9 p.m., the 1st Tues., of every month, 4th Floor of the former Morgan II Building, the corner of Rt. 38, 68 & 422.  Call Cheryl at (724) 282-4421.


Cancer Caring Center Free Support Groups – Thursdays at UPMC Passavant Hospital.  General Patient group meets 7 p.m., 1st & 3rd Thurs, & Breast Cancer group meets 7 p.m., 2nd & 4th Thurs.  To register, (412) 622-1212 or www.cancercaring.org.


Compulsive Eaters Anonymous meets 6:30 p.m., Fridays, Perry Hwy. Lutheran Church. No dues.  Call (412) 225-1664.


Development Disabilities Support Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7-9 p.m., at Orion Adult Day Services, 4361 Rt. 8, Allison Park.  Call (412) 213-3500.


Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meets Fridays, 10:30-noon, Union Project, 801 N. Negley Ave., Pgh.  No dues or fees.  Call Sue, at (724)625-1683 or visit www.foodaddicts.org.


Lupus Foundation Support Group, 7 p.m., 3rd Tues., of the month, UPMC Passavant.  Free. Contact, Valarie Brown, RN, (412) 527-3335.


NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Support Group meets 7 p.m., 1st Wed. of the month, Rm. 231 (2nd floor), 105 Braunlich Dr., McKnight Plaza, Ross Twp.  Contact (412) 366-3788 or info@namiswpa.org.


NAMI Support Group for Families of Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder, meets 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 3rd Sat. of the month, Rm. 231 (2nd floor), 105 Braunlich Dr., McKnight Plaza, Ross Twp.  Call (412) 366-3788 or info@namiswpa.org.


North Hills MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Support Group meets 6:30 p.m., 2nd Tues of the month, Lutheran Senior Life Building, Rt. 228 & Pittsburgh St., Mars.  For info, email judpot50@yahoo.com or phess@lutheranseniorlife.org.


Pennsylvania Educational Network for Eating Disorders (PENED) offers two support groups.  Meetings are 7:30 p.m., the 2nd Tues, of the month & 7 p.m., the 4th Monday of the month, North Hills Village Mall, 4801 McKnight Rd., Suite 205.  For info, (412) 215-7967.


Support Group for Parents of Children and Teens with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), meets 7 p.m., 1st Wed, of the month, Conference Room at Northland Library, Cumberland Rd., McCandless.  For info, email mariecm167@comcast.net.


Veterans Discover HOPE Here-Career, 3rd Wed., 6:30-8:45 p.m., Cranberry Twp., Municipal Building, 2525 Rochester Rd., Cranberry Twp.  Free.  Call, (724) 779-8323, discoverhopehere@gmail.com or www.discoverhopehere.com.


School Happenings


Blood Drive, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 3, group instruction room, Fox Chapel Area High School, 611 Field Club Rd., O’Hara Twp.  For info, (412) 967-2445.


Carmina Burana concert, 7 p.m., Nov. 4, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland.  Presented by the Fox Chapel Area School District Music Dept.  For tickets, visit fcasd.edu/tickets.

La Roche College will host two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas D. Kristof, 7 p.m., Oct. 29, Kerr Fitness & Sports Center, at La Roche.  For info, call (412) 536-1097 or www.laroche.edu or gina.work@laroche.edu.


LOGOS After School Program, grades K-8, 4-7 p.m., on Weds thru the spring, Heritage Presbyterian Church.  For info, call (412) 366-1338 or http://www.heritagelogos.blogspot.com.


North Allegheny School District – Superintendent’s Coffee, 9:15 a.m., Oct. 23,

Carson Middle School, 200 Hillvue Lane, McCandless Twp.  For info, visit



Weekend Backpack Program needs donations in the North Hills School District.  For details, visit www.nhsd.net.


Religious Events & Ministries


Auto Raffle at St. Ferdinand’s Church in Cranberry Twp.  Drawing is Nov. 17.  Purchase tickets at the St. Ferdinand, 2535 Rochester Rd.  For info, call (724) 776-2888 or www.StFerd.org.


Craft Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Nov. 3, St. Teresa of Avila Parish, 800 Avila Ct., Perrysville.  For info visit http://stteresacraftshow.sharepoint.com.


Singers wanted, adults & youth ages 14 & older are invited to join the non-denominational Sacred Music choir.  Rehearsals begin, Oct. 15 in Zelienople.  For info, call (724) 865-2548 or email nedivemf30@embarqmail.com.


St. Athanasius Needle Threaders “A Sale For All Seasons,” 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 6, St. Athanasius Education & Community Center gym, 7 Chalfonte Ave., West View.


Sunday School, children K-5 & junior class, 11:10-11:40 a.m., Sundays, Kidspiration during the 10 a.m. Mass, Heritage Presbyterian Church, Franklin Park.  For details, call (412) 366-1338 or http://www.heritagepcusa.org.


Library Happening


Northern Tier Library events: NTRL for Kids – http://www.facebook.com/NTRLChildrensDepartment; Coffeehouse Poet Discussion Group, 6 p.m., Oct. 4; Fiction Writers Critique Group, 7 p.m., Oct. 22; Kids & Tweens Game Night, 4 p.m., Oct. 9; Conversation Group, 1 p.m., Oct. 11; Bridget’s Book Club, 7 p.m., Oct. 11; Fun Science, 2 p.m., Oct. 20, Home School Showcase, 10:30 a.m., Oct. 19; Book Discussion Group, 10 a.m., Oct. 25; Knit Lit, 7 p.m., Oct. 25., Halloween Party for Kids, 6:30p.m., Oct. 30.


Walk-A-Thons & Relays


Hampton Alliance for Educational Excellence (HAEE) 5K Race, 9 a.m., Oct. 6, at Hartwood Acres.  Register online or download an application at, www.hamptonalliance.org.


Race for Pace 5K Run & Walk, Oct. 13.  Paws for Pace one-mile dog walk will be held in conjunction with the 5K.  Registration forms are available at, www.paceschool.org.


Golf Outings


Family Mini-Golf Outing, 1-4 p.m., Oct. 13, Fun Fore All, Cranberry Township.  Golf & lunch.  Sponsored by the Lions Club.  For details, contact Tim at (724) 776-6408 or Clyde at (724) 776-1935.


Fall Fun


Fall Fashion Show, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 20, Kean Theatre.  Sponsored by St. Barnabas Charities.  Tickets $32.  Call, (724) 444-5521 or www.StBarnbasHealthSystem.com.


Holiday Events, WeihnachtsMarkt (Christmas Market), Nov. 10-11, Harmony Museum.  For details, call (724) 452-7341 or www.harmonymuseum.org.


“Stars on the Runway” Fashion Show, doors open 10 a.m., lunch at noon, Nov. 10, Chadwick in Wexford.  Cost $35 per ticket.  Sponsored by Symphony North. For info, call (412) 931—2619 or email jackandjean1@comcast.net.


Touch-a-Truck Day, 1-4 p.m., Oct. 6, at Pine Community Center, 100 Pine Park Drive, Wexford.  Admission $3 for kids under 12, free for adults.  For info, call (724) 625-1636 x3 or pinecenter@twp.pine.pa.us.


Halloween Happenings


Beastly Haunted House, weekends in October, Beaver Valley Mall (located in the Sears wing across from Hallmark).  Sponsored by the Beaver County Humane Society.  For info, call (724) 775-5801 or www.ShopBeaverValley.com.


Halloween Mystery Dinner Theatre, 7 p.m., dinner & show, Oct. 26-27, Kean Theatre.  For tickets, (724) 444-KEAN (5326) or www.keantheatre.com.


Hydref Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 6, Depreciation Lands Museum in Allison Park.  For info, call (412) 486-0563 or DepreciationLandsMuseum@hotmail.com.


Pumpkins for People pumpkin sale, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Mon-Fri; 10-7 p.m., Sats & 1-6 p.m., Sun., Oct. 6-31, Storytime tent, Fri., evening & weekends, Dutilh Church, Cranberry Twp.  For info, call (724) 776-1094 or www.dutilhumc.org.


Thanksgiving Events


North Hills Community Outreach is collecting food items to create Thanksgiving meals to distribute to local income families.  For details, call Vicki at (412) 487-6316, opt. 1 or visit www.nhco.org.