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CHILDREN

Pleasant Hills -- Preschool story time for ages 3 1/2 to 5, including songs, a craft and a snack, will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Hills Public Library, 302 Old Clairton Road. No registration required.

FITNESS

Baldwin Borough -- An eight-week beginner course in tai chi taught by Gurney Bolster will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mondays from Jan. 14 to March 4 at Baldwin Borough Public Library, 41 Macek Drive. Cost: $50 for eight sessions; can be paid at the first class. Class size limited to 15. Register by Jan. 11: 412-885-5255 or baldwin@einetwork.net.

FUNDRAISERS

Bentleyville -- Friends of Bentleyville Public Library is collecting costume jewelry and new or slightly used handbags and scarves for its annual fundraiser. Donations may be dropped off during regular business hours at the library, 931 Main St.

Dormont -- The Keystone Oaks Marching Band is holding its annual Christmas tree and wreath sale through Saturday in the Dormont pool parking lot, 1801 Dormont Ave. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekends and 4 to 9 p.m. weekdays. Tree prices range from $25 to $65.

Whitehall -- The Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God are selling pumpkin spice, hazelnut and French vanilla coffee and hazelnut decaffeinated coffee during the holiday season in 12-ounce bags for $9.99. Profits will defray the cost of caring for retired and infirm sisters. Minimum order that can be mailed is two bags. To order: 412-885-7223 or mail to 3603 McRoberts Road, Pittsburgh 15234.

MEETINGS

Pleasant Hills -- The Retired Men's Luncheon Group of Pleasant Hills will hold its monthly meeting at noon next Thursday in Fellowship Hall of Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road. The Thomas Jefferson High School Jazz Ensembles will perform. Cost for lunch: $6. Sign up by Friday: 412-655-2000.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

McKeesport -- The Allegheny County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 91 will hold its annual holiday variety show at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday in McKeesport Area High School auditorium, 1960 Eden Park Blvd. Tickets: $10 for adults, $6 for ages 12 and younger.

Peters -- A holiday edition of the "Laughter Club" will be led by Julie Ann Sullivan at 10 a.m. today in Peters Township Public Library, 616 East McMurray Road. Registration not required, but bring a nonperishable food item to donate.

PERFORMANCES

McKeesport -- McKeesport Little Theater, 1614 Coursin St., will host one-act plays, including "Merry Christmas Mayhem" and "Scrooge Has Left The Building," at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $12 per person, include coffee, tea and desserts during intermission. Reservations: 412-673-1100 or www.mckeesportlittletheater.com.

Upper St. Clair -- The South Hills Chorale will perform its annual holiday celebration concert "'Tis the Season for Singing" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road. Tickets: $15, available by advance sale or at the door. Group tickets available for $12. More information: www.southhillschorale.org or 412-220-4227.

Washington -- First Presbyterian Church, 100 East Wheeling St., will host a performance by the Three Rivers Ringers, a handbell ensemble, at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $5, available at the door the night of the performance or in advance at the church office. Information: 724-225-5415.

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Upper St. Clair -- A pet remembrance service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road. All who have recently lost a pet are welcome.

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