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ENTERTAINMENT

Franklin Park -- The Greater Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, will perform at 4 p.m. Oct. 26, at Ingomar Middle School, 1521 Ingomar Heights Road. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door for adults; tickets for children 12 and younger are $5. Information: 412-613-9800 or www.greaterharmony.org.

FUNDRAISERS

Cranberry -- The Cranberry Lions will host their annual family mini-golf outing from 1 to 4 pm. Saturday at Fun Fore All on Route 19. Proceeds will be donated to defray the cost of training a leader dog for a blind person. The fee of $10 per person includes golf, lunch and prizes. Kids younger than 12 will receive a gift bag, plus a $5 card to use in the Fun Fore All game room. Information: 724-772-3032.

Cranberry -- The Friends of the Cranberry Library are accepting donations of new and used books in good condition for the annual fall book sale, to be held Oct. 25-27. Bring books to the circulation desk at the library, 2525 Rochester Road. Damaged books, encyclopedias or textbooks will not be accepted.

Pittsburgh -- Arthritis Foundation will hold its annual Bone Bash Gala from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St. This year's theme is Warlocks, Witches and Warhol. The costume-optional gala features a strolling dinner, silent auction and festive fun, including screen printing, costume contest, photo booth and live music. Ticket prices range from $225 for admission to the entire gala to $25 to $35 for a two-hour dance party at the end of the evening. All proceeds support Arthritis Foundation research, programs and services. Information/tickets: www.bonebashpittsburgh.com.

Saxonburg -- An Oktoberfest celebration to benefit at-risk youth will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 310 W. Main St. The event will include a German food buffet, a yodeling contest and musical entertainment. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Winnie McGee Caring Fund at Glade Run Lutheran Services in Zelienople. Dinner tickets are $10 for ages 13 and older, $5 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for children up to 4. Food will be served in Centennial Hall on State Street behind the church. Takeout orders and parking will be available. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling the church office at 724-352-2333.

MEETINGS

McCandless -- The North Hills Genealogists will meet at the Northland Public Library 300 Cumberland Road. Tip time is 6:45 p.m., followed by the main presentation, "Writing Our Own History" presented by Debbie Abbott, Ph.D., a genealogist and lecturer specializing in research methodology as well as African American research. Information: 724-935-6961 or www.NorthHillsGenealogists.org.

TALKS

Cranberry -- Immaculée Ilibagiza, author and survivor of the Rwandan genocide, will speak at St. Ferdinand Church, 2535 Rochester Road, at 7 p.m. Oct. 18. Admission is free; an offering will be collected at the presentation. To reserve a ticket, required for admission, call Bonnie at 724-776-9177, ext. 313, or bonnie@stferd.org.

Cranberry -- The Passavant Hospital Foundation will present Todd Palmer, RT, RPSGT, lead sleep technologist, sleep lab, UPMC Passavant, who will discuss sleep disorders and the importance of getting a good night's rest at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Senior Center, in Cranberry Township Municipal Building, Rochester Road. The program is free. Registration: 412-367-6640.

Sharpsburg -- Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania, 1650 Main St., will hold a free Disability Resource Breakfast from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. next Thursday. Melva Gooden Ledbetter will discuss Community Based Employment Opportunities for individuals with physical or cognitive disabilities. RSVP: 412-782-5344, ext. 209, or volunteersofamerica@voapa.org.

SPECIAL INTEREST

Sewickley -- Classrooms Without Borders and Sewickley Academy will present "The Ghosts of the Third Reich" Tuesday in Rea Auditorium. The film is free and open to the public. The movie documents the stories of descendants of the Nazis, who confront their families' past and communicate their profound feelings of guilt by inheritance. The evening will conclude with a dialogue between Samson Munn and Bernd Wollschlaeger. Mr. Munn, the son of Holocaust survivors, has spent much of his life creating dialogues between the children of perpetrators and victims of the Holocaust and genocide. Sewickley Academy is at 315 Academy Ave. Information: 412-741-2230, ext. 3046.

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