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COMMUNITY FORUM

McCandless -- La Roche College will host a Catholic Common Ground discussion from 6 to 9 p.m. March 19 in the Ryan Room, in the Zappala College Center. The forum will discuss "The Role of Laity in the Church," lead by La Roche history professor Edward Brett. The session will begin with a pot-luck covered dish supper. Participants can make a free-will offering to support the Sister Candace Introcaso Student Emergency Fund. Preregistration is strongly encouraged. To register: gina.miller@laroche.edu or 412-536-1085.

FUNDRAISERS

Bellevue -- Assumption Theatre Guild will present, "Once Upon a Mattress," at 7 p.m. Saturday and March 16 and 2 p.m. Sunday and March 17, in McGovern Hall of Assumption Church, 45 N. Jackson Ave. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and children 11 and under. Reservations: 412-369-5646.

Emsworth -- The North Boros/Sewickley Area Meals On Wheels will hold a "soupper sale" fundraiser featuring home-made vegetarian vegetable and chicken noodle soups. Cost is $6 per quart and can be picked up from 9 a.m. to noon and 4 to 6 p.m. next Friday at St. James Lutheran Church, 28 Pittsburgh St. Phone orders are encouraged, although some additional quarts of soup will be available for purchase on a first-come first-serve basis. Orders: 412-766-7763.

Hampton -- A middle school staff vs. students basketball game to benefit Wyland kindergartner Connor Michalek who has brain cancer will tip off at 3:30 p.m. next Thursday in the middle school gym, 4589 School Drive. Admission is $2 and there will be a variety of food and other items being sold at the game to raise money.

Hampton -- Pianist John Cannon will present a concert, "The 3 B's Versus the Impressionists/Wild About Gershwin," from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students in advance. Children younger than 4 are admitted free. Tickets at the door will be $12 for adults and $6 for students.

The Chorus Orchestra Parents Association of Hampton is sponsoring the event, which will benefit the new piano fund for the high school music department.

Zelienople -- The Pittsburgh Pierogi Truck will be selling pierogis at the Zelienople Area Public Library, 227 S. High St., from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Orders also will be accepted for frozen Zum Zum pierogis, which will be available for pickup March 23. The cost is $8 for a package of 12 frozen pierogis. Proceeds benefit the library. Information: 724-452-9330.

HEALTH

West View -- A child safety and car safety inspection will be held at the West View Crime Watch meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the West View Banquet Hall, 398 Perry Highway.

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

Richland -- Bakerstown United Methodist Church, 5760 William Flynn Highway, will hold its Good Friday Women's Breakfast at 8 a.m. March 29. Cost is $7 per person, and reservations are needed and will be taken until Palm Sunday. Child care will be provided upon request. Reservations: 724-443-3184.

Sewickley -- St. James Parish and the Knights of Columbus will hold a St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dance from 7 to 11 p.m. March 16 in the gym of St. James Catholic School, 200 Walnut St. A ticket auction and raffle are also part of the event. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at the rectory office and after all weekend Masses. Reservations are required. Information: 412-741-6650.

LIBRARIES

Richland -- Northern Tier Regional Library, Dickey Road, will hold the following programs:

• Joe Bullick, local historian, museum curator and author, will host an evening of local history at 7 p.m. March 19. He will bring scrapbooks and other memorabilia collected over the years and talk about his book, "Put a Tent Over the Circus: A True Story of a Foster Child's Love and Loss During the Great Depression." Registration is required: 724-449- 2665.

• Senior outreach information event with Christine Colucci, Information and Assistance Specialist for Northern Area Multi-Service Center, from 10 to 11 a.m. March 21. Seniors and their family members can learn about transportation, senior centers, and available in-home services. No registration is required.

• Fun science for children 6 to 10 years old. Learn about some of nature's most fascinating facts while have fun with experiments, crafts, projects, and scientific sharing from 5 to 6:30 p.m. March 21. A light snack will be provided. Registration is required: 724-449-2665.

MEETINGS

Fox Chapel -- Fox Chapel Area Branch of the American Association of University Women will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church chapel, 384 Fox Chapel Road. Janice Polansky, holistic health practitioner, will speak on alternative approaches to healing. The program is free and open to the public.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Areawide -- Opus I Music Society of the Mars-Cranberry Township area is currently accepting applications for their 2013 Scholarship Award. Applicants must be a junior or senior in college with a major or minor in Music. Applicants must be a resident of the Seneca Valley, Mars Area or Pine-Richland school districts. A current or former student of an Opus I active member may also be eligible. A completed application must be returned to Opus I before April 1. Applications are available by written request sent to: Opus I Music Society, P.O. Box 1664, Cranberry, PA 16066-1664. Information: Linda Maurhoff, 724-625-1761.

McCandless -- The McCandless Democratic Committee is seeking applicants for a $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must be a senior at North Allegheny High School and be a registered Democrat or, if under the age of 18, the child of a registered Democrat, must graduate in 2013 and have a minimum quality grade point average of 3.0. Applications are available in the North Allegheny Senior High guidance offices or www.mccandlessdemocrats.org.

SEMINAR

Sharpsburg -- Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania, 1650 Main Street, will host a free brown bag lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday. Guest speaker Rachel Strella of Strella Social Media will discuss using social media. RSVP: 412-782-5344 ext. 209 or volunteersofamerica@voapa.org.

SPECIAL INTEREST

Cabot -- The Duquesne University Tamburitzans will perform at 3 p.m. March 16 in the Haven I Dining Room located at 112 Marwood Road, Entrance 2A, on the Concordia Lutheran Ministries campus. Reserved seats are $10; call Donna Heintz at 724-352-1571, ext. 8251. Tickets will be sold at the door for $15.

Portersville -- A bagpipes and brews walk with Venture Outdoors will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Naturalist and bagpiper Ryan Stauffer will lead a 4-mile hike through Moraine State Park to Snyder Cemetery and back. Along the way Mr. Stauffer, a descendant of the Snyder family, will tell stories of the area. After the hike, participants will head over to North Country Brewery and meet general manager Keith Kolarosky, who will share the history behind the historic building and brewery. Sample the brewery's best brews and take home a growler of beer. Mr. Stauffer will play Irish-themed bagpipe music during the tasting. Minimum age is 21. Cost: Members; $40 others $52. Information/registration: 412-255-0564 or www.ventureoutdoors.org.

Hampton -- Hampton Fields Village, 4480 Mount Royal Blvd., will host Cathy Rhodes in "A Tribute to Patsy Cline" at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. The show is free. Registration: 412-492-8448.

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