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Bethel Park -- Bethel Park Heritage Players will present "The Sound of Music" at 8 p.m. Oct. 19-20 and 26-27 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28 at Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Ave. Tickets: $12 for adults, $9 for students, seniors. Information: www.heritageplayers.org or 412-831-6800, ext. 745.

Mt. Lebanon -- St. Winifred Church Women's Guild will hold its annual holiday craft show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20 in Benedict Hall, 550 Sleepy Hollow Road. Free admission.

Waynesburg -- Andrew Heisey, assistant professor of art at Waynesburg University, will present a collection of his work in an exhibit Tuesday through Oct. 19 in Benedum Fine Arts Gallery, Waynesburg University, 51 W. College St.

West Jefferson Hills -- TJ Arts will hold its annual Sweet Sweet Jazz festival, featuring performances by current students and alumni of Thomas Jefferson High School, at 7 p.m. Sunday in the school's auditorium at 310 Old Clairton Road. Admission: $15 per person. Tickets: www.tj-arts.org, 412-655-0747 or at the door, as available.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Scott -- The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh-South Hills will hold its annual fall family open house, with free activities for the community, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at 345 Kane Blvd.

FOOD

Bethel Park -- An all-you-can eat spaghetti dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road. Cost: $6 for adults, $3 for younger than 12, free for younger than 3; $18 maximum.

South Side -- A food fair, flea market and bake sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at St. John the Baptist Church, 109 S. Seventh St.

FUNDRAISERS

Munhall -- A wine and beer tasting fundraiser to benefit Carnegie Library of Homestead will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the library, 510 E. Tenth Ave. Admission: $45 per person by Oct. 19, $50 at the door. Tickets: Bea Virostek, 412-462-6956.

Whitehall -- The Auxiliary of the Sisters of St. Francis is organizing a bus trip to the Meadows Racetrack and Casino on Nov. 8, departing from the parking lot of the former St. Francis Academy, 3603 McRoberts Road, by 10 a.m. and returning around 5 p.m. Cost: $27 per person, includes $15 slots voucher and $5 food credit. Register by Oct. 24: 412-885-7403 or www.osfprov.org.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

Brentwood -- St. Peter's Episcopal Church, at 4048 Brownsville Road, will hold a traditional Halloween party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 26.

South Park -- The South Park Lions Club will sponsor its annual Halloween parade at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 28, starting at the David J. Henney Funeral Home parking lot, 6364 Library Road, continuing along Route 88 toward Finleyville, onto Brownsville Road and left onto Pleasant Street.

Whitehall -- Whitehall Public Library, 100 Borough Park Drive, will hold a Halloween event for adults featuring scary stories, lunch and dessert from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Fee: $5. Registration required. Information: 412-882-6622.

MEETINGS

Bethel Park -- Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Baptist Road, to hear a talk about treating cancer. All registered nurses welcome.

Bethel Park -- A nurse and certified wellness coach will speak to a cancer support group about relieving stress and promoting good nutrition and exercise from 7 to 8:30 p.m. next Thursday at Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road. To attend, call by Sunday: 412-835-6621.

OUTDOORS

Bethel Park -- Friends of the Montour Trail in Bethel Park and in South Park, Jefferson Hills and Clairton will conduct a fundraiser for trail maintenance Saturday. Trail users are asked to bring pennies or other donations to collection spots at the Irishtown trailhead, Limestone trailhead or access road to Washington Road off Clifton Road. If weather is inclement, donations may be brought from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to the access road to Washington School in Bethel Park and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to the Bethel Park-South Park Waste Water Treatment Plant parking lot, to Gill Hall Road in Jefferson Hills or to Clairton Trailhead.

Jefferson Hills -- A fall festival will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Jefferson Hills municipal building, 925 Old Clairton Road.

Pleasant Hills -- Pleasant Hills Public Library is sponsoring an owl prowl at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Pleasant Hills Arboretum, West Bruceton Road. All participants are encouraged to bring binoculars to follow local ornithologist Bob Mulvihill as he seeks out owls.

SPECIAL INTEREST

Collier -- Holy Child Parish Christian Mothers & Guild will hold its 50th annual luncheon, fashion show and ticket action at 11 a.m. Oct. 21 at Peter's Place, 1199 Washington Pike. Admission: $25 for adults, $20 for juniors and $12 for children. Reservation deadline: today. Tickets: Theresa at 412-221-3568 or Catherine at 412-221-8479.

Harrisburg -- State Rep. Brandon Neuman, D-Washington, will host a Christmas bus tour of the state capital, including a tour of the capitol building, Dec. 11 for his constituents. Cost information and registration: 724-743-7602.

Whitehall -- St. Gabriel Church Christian Mothers will hold its 60th annual card party, featuring card games, raffles and entertainment, at 7 p.m. Saturday in St. Gabriel's Parish Hall, 5200 Greenridge Drive. Tickets: $10. To reserve a table: Debby, 412-885-2152.

TALKS

Carroll -- Monongahela Valley Hospital will hold a free breast cancer education and screening luncheon at 1 p.m. Oct. 31 in the hospital's Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center, 1163 Country Club Road. The program will include a light lunch, two guest speakers, information about early detection and cancer diagnosis, and an optional breast examination. Advance registration required:724-258-1333.

Moon -- Women in the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh are invited to the Magnificat breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 27 at DoubleTree by Hilton, 8402 University Blvd. Genevieve Kineke, writer and convert to Catholicism, will speak. Cost of breakfast: $20. Registration deadline: Oct. 19. Registration: www.magnificatpittsburgh.org.

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