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ARTS

Baldwin Borough -- Artist Sue Levy will offer a class on painting seasonal watercolor pictures from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18 and 25 and Oct. 2 and 9 at Baldwin Borough Public Library, 41 Macek Drive. Cost: $12 per class. Register by Sept. 10: 412-885-2244 or baldwin@einetwork.net.

Mt. Lebanon -- South Arts, a nonprofit that teaches art courses in the South Hills, will hold an art exhibit titled Artist's Choice through Sunday at the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon, 1500 Washington Road. The public is invited to a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Washington -- The Washington County Historical Society will hold its 19th annual Art in the Garden, with artwork available for purchase, from 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 9 in Madeline's Garden at the LeMoyne House, 49 E. Maiden St., rain or shine. Details: 724-225-6740.

CHILDREN

Bentleyville -- The Bentleyville Public Library is registering children ages 6 to 11 for Kids Science Club, which will meet at 6 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month beginning in September. Information: 724-239-5122.

CLASSES

Pleasant Hills -- A six-week course in sign language open to adults and teens age 13 and older will be held from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 18, at the public library, 302 Old Clairton Road. The class is free, but $10 is charged for the course textbook. Information: 412-655-2424 or pleasanthillslibrary@einetwork.net.

COMMUNITY DAY

Mt. Lebanon -- Baptist Homes Society will hold its annual Community Day from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 22 at its senior living community, 489 Castle Shannon Blvd. Information: Marilyn Walsh at mwalsh@baptisthomes.org or 412-572-8258.

FOOD

Bethel Park -- Bethel Park Lions Club will hold its annual fall fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Lions Park, 5757 Irishtown Road. Fish or shrimp dinners include coleslaw, french fries, macaroni and cheese, and water. Cost: $9. Takeout available. Hot dog dinner also available for children. Proceeds benefit Lions charities.

FITNESS

Peters -- West Penn Allegheny Health System will offer tai chi, a combination of exercise and meditation that can help people cope with arthritis pain, in an eight-week workshop that begins Sept. 10 at the Outpatient Care Center, 160 Gallery Drive. The workshop also will be offered in the Professional Building at Allegheny General Hospital on the North Side. Fee: $75 for one class per week, $130 for two classes per week. For class schedules or to register: 412-362-8677.

FUNDRAISERS

McKeesport -- McKeesport Symphony Pops will hold a wine, art and music fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 8 at The Historic Schoolhouse, 2600 South Park Road, Bethel Park. Tickets available at the door: $20 for one or $30 for two. Information: 412-664-2854 or www.mckeesportsymphony.org.

Upper St. Clair -- Narateen, an organization for young people affected by the drug or alcohol use of a family member or friend, meets from 7 to 8 p.m. every Monday at the Upper St. Clair recreation center, 1770 McLaughlin Run Road. Meetings are anonymous and open to anyone between the ages of 10 and 21 troubled by a loved one's drug or alcohol use. Meetings are supervised by adult volunteers who are members of Narcotics Anonymous. Parents and adult caregivers are not permitted to attend. Information: Nancy at 412-854-8156.

MEETINGS

Bentleyville -- A book club will discuss the novel, "Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral," at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at Bentleyville Public Library, 931 Main St. To request the book: 724-239-5122.

Brentwood -- Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange, a poetry workshop for poets with any level of experience, will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Monday and on the first Monday of every month, at Brentwood Public Library, 3501 Brownsville Road. Bring a dozen copies of the poem.

Bethel Park -- The Southwestern Registered Nurses Club will meet to hear Gurney Bolster speak about tai chi at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 18 at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Baptist Road. Registered nurses welcome. The club will hold its 13th annual fall card party from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at South Hills Country Club, 4305 Brownsville Road, Whitehall. Admission: $25, includes lunch and door prizes. Proceeds go to the nursing scholarship fund. The public is invited to attend.

OUTDOORS

Peters -- Peters Township Public Library will resume its free Listen While You Walk program at 9:15 a.m. Thursdays, beginning next Thursday. Walkers listen to audiobooks during a 30-minute walk on Arrowhead Trail, near the library at 616 E. McMurray Road. Register: at the circulation desk or programs@ptlibrary.org or 724-941-9430.

PERFORMANCES

West Brownsville -- A group called The Anchormen from North Carolina will perform at a southern gospel concert at 7 tonight at Blainesburg Bible Church, 104 Fourth Blvd. Extension.

SPECIAL INTEREST

Carrick -- A game day with lunch and prizes will be held from noon to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Spencer United Methodist Church, 117 Spencer Ave. Tickets: $12. Reservations: 412-881-4000.

Dormont -- FOUND Magazine, a publication about found items, such as letters or doodles, that provide insights into their owners, will bring its anniversary tour to the Hollywood Theater, 1449 Potomac Ave., at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets: $7 at the door.

TALKS

Mt. Lebanon -- State Rep. Matt Smith, D-Mt. Lebanon, and the Neighborhood Legal Services Association, will hold a seminar about last wills and living trusts from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 21 in Meeting Room A of the Mt. Lebanon Public Library, 16 Castle Shannon Blvd.

Whitehall -- The Frick Art and Historical Society will offer a free hands-on program about the transition from horse and carriage to horseless carriage at 1 p.m. Sept. 20 at Whitehall Public Library, 100 Borough Park Drive. Online registration required: www.whitehallpubliclibrary.org.

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