SouthScape: the South Xtra Bulletin Board

ARTS

Bethel Park -- The South Arts group will hold a free art show titled "Inception" from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at its gallery in the Historic Schoolhouse in Bethel Park, 2600 South Park Road. Information: www.southartspgh.com.

Bethel Park -- A spring craft fair will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 24 at Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road. Proceeds benefit Prime Time Adult Care, a nonprofit offering medical supervision and physical and mental stimulation for those with Alzheimer's disease.

Bethel Park -- The children's choirs for age 4 through sixth grade will present their spring musical, "The Rock Slinger and His Greatest Hit," at 3 p.m. March 25 at Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road. Information: 412-835-6621 or www.christumc.net.

Dormont -- Florence Biros, author of the book "Dog Jack," now a film, will sign autographs at a screening of the film at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hollywood Theater, 1449 Potomac Ave. The film also will be shown at 4 p.m. Friday.

Upper St. Clair -- The Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra will perform a special concert at 7:30 p.m. March 31 at the Upper St. Clair Theater, 1820 McLaughlin Run Road. Admission: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for students 13 and older, free for children 12 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Information: 412-279-4030 or www.pittsburghcivicorchestra.org.

CLASSES

Canonsburg -- Frank Sarris Public Library will hold a candy-making class from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for adults and high school juniors and seniors. Cost: $2. Information: 724-745-1308.

Mt. Lebanon -- A new course for teenagers that discusses what Judaism says about love, dating and relationships will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. next Thursday and March 22 and 29, April 19 and 26 and May 3 at Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road. Information: 412-680-9593 or shaina@chabadsh.com.

Nottingham -- A needle and yarn craft workshop will be offered by the Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mingo Creek County Park office. Fee: $6. Registration required: 724-228-6867.

FOOD

Bethel Park -- St. Valentine Church, 2710 Ohio St., is holding its annual fish frys from 4 to 7:30 p.m. every Friday through March 30 in the church's Frawley Hall. Information: 412-851-9176.

Carrick -- St. Pius Byzantine Catholic Church, 2336 Brownsville Road, is holding its annual Lenten pierogi sale from noon to 6 p.m. every Friday during Lent. Eat in or take out. Information: 412-881-8344.

Castle Shannon -- St. Anne's Fair Committee will sponsor fish frys from 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday during Lent at St. Anne School, 4040 Willow Ave.

FUNDRAISERS

Baldwin Borough -- The Baldwin Kiwanis Club will host its annual Monte Carlo night from 6 to 11 p.m. April 21 at Leland Community Center, 5230 Wolfe Drive, to raise funds for community activities and projects in the Baldwin area and South Park, Pleasant Hills and Whitehall.

Bethel Park -- The annual Police Pal/Steelers basketball game will be held at 8 p.m. March 16 in Bethel Park High School gymnasium. Pregame festivities start at 6 p.m. Cost: $7 in advance, $9 at the door. Tickets are on sale at Evey True Valley Hardware in Bethel Park, Eat'n Park on Route 88 and the police records room at 5100 W. Library Ave. Proceeds fund the Sgt. Charles Bonczek/Bethel Park Police Association college scholarships.

Bethel Park -- The Bethel Park Lions Club will hold its 41st annual prize and dinner party at 6 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Park Community Center to raise money for its charitable activities. Tickets: $50, $35 for guests. Contact: Bob, 412-303-9763.

Bethel Park -- A winter carnival to raise money for two charities will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at South Hills Assembly of God, 2725 Bethel ChurchRoad. Information: 412-835-8900.

Castle Shannon -- The Outer Circle Chapter of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club will host a Six Weeks Spaghetti Dinner from noon to 6 p.m. March 17 at Castle Shannon Fire Hall, 3600 Library Road. Tickets: $7 for spaghetti, roll, beverage and dessert. Benefits South Hills Interfaith Ministries and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Cecil -- The Center for Theater Arts will hold its annual Reach for a Star gala at 6 p.m. Saturday at Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Southpointe. Tickets: 412-563-5080.

Pleasant Hills -- Pleasant Hills Rotary will hold its annual spaghetti dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. March 31 at Broughton Fire Hall, 1030 Cochrans Mill Road. Cost: $8 for adults, $4 for younger than 12. Takeout and drive-through available. Proceeds benefit Pleasant Hills Rotary charities. Information: 412-848-9158.

West Mifflin -- Steel Valley Rotary Club will hold its 12th annual Big Band Dinner Dance at 5 p.m. March 31 at Westwood Golf Club, 825 Commonwealth Ave., to benefit the Steel Valley Rotary Club. Cost: $40. Tickets: Jack Seckel, 412-655-7500, ext. 338.

Whitehall -- The Women's Club of Baldwin Borough will hold its annual fashion show card party luncheon March 24 at the South Hills Country Club, 4305 Brownsville Road. Proceeds support philanthropic donations to the community. Reservations: 412-882-1065.

MARKETS

Mt. Lebanon -- The annual Claudia Circle Rummage Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 24 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1066 Washington Road.

Munhall -- Munhall Volunteer Fire Co. No. 2 will host a spring craft and vendor show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21 at the Munhall Borough Building, 1900 West St. Admission and parking are free.

MEETINGS

Bethel Park -- A licensed nutritionist and registered dietitian will speak about celiac disease when the Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club meets at 9:30 a.m. March 20 at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Baptist Road. Information: 412-980-5185.

Carrick -- Birmingham AARP No. 2757 will meet at 12:30 p.m. March 28 at Birmingham United Church of Christ, 25 Carrick Ave. Entertainment will be provided, and coffee, tea and pastries will be served for donations.

Pleasant Hills -- The Retired Men's Luncheon Group of Pleasant Hills will host a program with music and humor to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at noon next Thursday in Fellowship Hall of the Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church at Old Clairton Road and Audrey Drive. Cost: $6. Information or reservations: 412-655-2000.

Whitehall -- An intergenerational book discussion lunch about "The Hunger Games" book and movie will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 4 at Baldwin High School, 4653 Clairton Blvd. Registration: 412-885-2255.

SPECIAL INTEREST

Bethel Park -- Bethel Park Library will hold an Irish tea party at 11 a.m. Friday. Bring a tea cup. Cost: $5. Register: 412-835-2207.

Bethel Park -- Health and wellness screenings will be provided from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel Park Library. Screenings will include blood pressure, adrenal gland testing and body fat percentage measuring. Walk-ins welcome. Information: 412-835-2207.

Peters -- Services to pray for healing will be offered at 5:30 p.m. March 17 and 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. March 18 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 105 Gateshead Drive.

Whitehall -- AARP volunteers are providing free tax preparation assistance to low- and middle-income taxpayers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Monday until April 9. No appointment necessary.

TALKS

Dormont -- The Dormont Historical Society will present a talk on "The History of Kaufmann's Department Store" at 7 p.m. March 21 at Dormont Presbyterian church, Potomac and Espy avenues. Information: 412-341-3667.

Peters -- Peters Township Public Library will host Jan Techau, director of Carnegie Europe, on the future of the European Union at 7 p.m. March 28. Register: at library circulation desk, 724-941-9430 or programs@ptlibrary.org.

Peters -- Robert J. Gangewere will discuss his new book, "Palace of Culture: Andrew Carnegie's Museums and Library in Pittsburgh," at 7 p.m. March 27 at Peters Township Public Library. Register: 724-941-9430 or programs@ptlibrary.org.

Pleasant Hills -- Retired Steelers player Robin Cole will speak at the annual men's communion breakfast at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road. Admission: $12. Purchase tickets from a deacon at the door. Information: 412-655-4604.

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First Published 2012-03-08 08:24:17