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ART

Clairton -- Local artists interested in being part of the Clairton Library Spring Art Show and Sale can leave their name and phone number at the main desk of the library, 616 Miller Ave. No entry fee is required to exhibit work.

CHILDREN

Peters -- Children in first grade and up can read to a registered therapy dog to gain confidence from 10 to 11:20 a.m. Jan. 12 at Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Road. To sign up for a 20-minute time slot: 724-941-9430 or in the children's department at the library.

Pleasant Hills -- Yoga classes for ages 3 to 6 will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, starting next Wednesday through Feb. 27, at Pleasant Hills Public Library, 302 Old Clairton Road. Children should wear comfortable clothes and bring a large towel or yoga mat. Register: 412-655-2424 or danylod@einetwork.net.

CLASSES

Peters -- A free class on composing professional cover letters and resumes will be held from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Jan. 15 at Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Road. Register: at the library's circulation desk or 724-941-9430.

FITNESS

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

Bethel Park -- Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road, will hold a series of four exercise classes to start the new year. Two general exercise classes will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Jan. 15. A course on the basics of yoga will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 and one on exercise and cardiac disease will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 29. Information: 412-835-6621.

Jefferson Hills -- An eight-week Zumba fitness class will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 22 through March 12, at Jefferson Hills Public Library, 925 Old Clairton Road. Tuition: $5 per class.

FUNDRAISERS

Mt. Lebanon -- Mt. Lebanon Public Library will host a beer-and-chili fundraiser called Brews for a Chili Night III from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the library, 16 Castle Shannon Blvd. Admission: $30. Tickets: on sale at library's front desk; not available at the door. Admission includes complimentary beers from two dozen craft brewers, cider, soft drinks, homemade chili, snacks and deserts. Musical entertainment by Cello Fury. All proceeds support programs and materials at the library.

MEETINGS

Bethel Park -- Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road, will hold a session called Celebrate Recovery to help people who are struggling with "hurts, habits and hang-ups" at 7 p.m. Jan. 28. Information: 412-835-6621.

Peters -- Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Road, will hold a free session for college-bound seniors and their parents on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22. Space is limited. To register: programs@ptlibrary.org, 724-941-9430 or at the library circulation desk.

Whitehall -- The Autism Society of Pittsburgh will hold its first parent support group and discussion meeting for parents and adult caregivers at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Whitehall Public Library, 100 Borough Park Drive. Starting in February, the group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the library. Registration not required.

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Peters -- The film "Fever Pitch" will be shown from 5 to 7:45 p.m. Friday at the free monthly movie night in the teen reading room at Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Road. All ages welcome.

TALKS

Bethel Park -- The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will hear a U.S. Air Force nurse speak about her experiences at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 15 at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Baptist Road.

Peters -- A teen book club will discuss "City of Bones" by Cassandra Clare from noon to 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Road.

Whitehall -- Learn what paperwork is necessary to complete yearly taxes at a free class at 1 p.m. Jan. 12 at Whitehall Public Library, 100 Borough Park Drive. Online registration required: www.whitehallpubliclibrary.org.

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