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CHILDREN

Bethel Park -- John McMillan Church preschool will host a free spring carnival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 at its preschool, 875 Clifton Road. Activities will include children's games and face painting. Bethel Park police will be there to enroll children in an ID program for safety.

CLASSES

Jefferson Hills -- The Penn State Master Gardeners of Allegheny County will hold a class on container gardening from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 25 in the community room of Jefferson Hills Municipal Center, 925 Old Clairton Road. Cost: $5 per program. Registration: at the library, www.jeffersonhillslibrary.org or 412-655-7741.

Washington -- Pat Stavovy, a recently retired law librarian at the Washington County Courthouse, will describe how to search the Washington County law library at 2 p.m. Saturday in the conference room of Citizens Library, 55 S. College St. Sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Free and open to the public.

DANCES

White Oak -- The White Oak American Legion will sponsor an oldies dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the legion's center at 2813 Capitol St. Admission: $5 per person. Proceeds benefit veterans from Western Pennsylvania.

FOOD

Bethel Park -- St. Valentine Church, 2710 Ohio St., will hold a "cash bash" from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Frawley Hall. A $20 ticket includes food, beer and soft drinks. Several cash prizes will be awarded. Attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets: 412-708-9337.

MEETINGS

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

Charleroi -- The Mon Valley Coin Club will meet at 2 p.m. April 21 at the Charleroi Senior Citizens Center, 303 Chamber Plaza. All are welcome.

PERFORMANCES

Castle Shannon -- The Heritage Players are accepting online reservations for the murder mystery dinner theater fundraiser, "Till Death Do Us Part," with performances scheduled for 7 p.m. May 18 and 2 p.m. May 19 at the Castle Shannon Borough Building, 3310 McRoberts Road. Admission: $25, includes an Italian dinner and show. Information and reservations: www.heritageplayers.org or 412-254-4633.

Peters -- Peters Township Public Library will begin its celebration of National Library Week with a free musical performance at 2 p.m. Sunday at the library, 616 E. McMurray Road. Paula Purnell, a performer and educator, will demonstrate musical instruments and share songs. Those attending are encouraged to bring a sturdy plastic water or soda bottle to create their own instrument. Registration: at the library circulation desk, programs@ptlibrary.org or 724-941-9430.

OUTDOORS

Union -- The Penn State Master Gardeners of Allegheny County will offer a backyard gardening lecture series from 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturday at Trax Farm and Market, 528 Trax Road, near Finleyville. Light refreshments will be served. Fee: $15. Walk-ins welcome.

SALES

Bethel Park -- Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road, will hold its annual children's consignment sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 19 and 9 a.m. to noon April 20, with a half-price sale from 11 a.m. to noon April 20. Items for sale include spring and summer clothing and shoes for babies to teens, books, games, furniture and outdoor toys.

Carrick -- A spring rummage sale featuring items such as clothes, jewelry, toys, linens and housewares will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 and 10 a.m. to noon April 27 at Spencer United Methodist Church, 117 Spencer Ave.

Homestead -- A heritage market will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every first and third Sunday through September at the Historic Pump House & Water Tower, 880 E. Waterfront Drive. Vendors include local food trucks and art offerings. Patrons also may explore the building and site.

Pleasant Hills -- The Friends of the Pleasant Hills Library will hold its annual book sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building, 410 E. Bruceton Road. Fill a bag with books for $5 on Sunday.

Upper St. Clair -- A rummage and recycling sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the recreation center and fellowship hall at Westminster Church, 2040 Washington Road. Donations can be made from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Proceeds benefit mission projects.

West Newton -- The West Newton Lions Club will hold an event featuring food and offering vintage jewelry and used books for sale to benefit West Newton Library from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at West Newton Lions Fieldhouse, 507 Pittsburgh St. Admission: $12 for adults, $6 for children younger than 12.

SPECIAL INTEREST

Baldwin Borough -- The South Baldwin Volunteer Fire Company will hold a model railroad show and sale as a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the South Baldwin Social Hall, 5311 McAnulty Road.

Mt. Lebanon -- St. Winifred Women's Guild is holding a spring fling card party and luncheon from noon to 3 p.m. May 18 in Benedict Hall at St. Winifred Church, 550 Sleepy Hollow Road. Cost: $12.

Nottingham -- The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh will hold two free star parties at 7 p.m. April 19 and 20 at Mingo Creek Park Observatory in Mingo Creek County Park. View the night sky at the planetarium. Directions and information about the observatory: www.3ap.org.

Rices Landing -- The Appalachian Blacksmiths Association and the Pittsburgh Area Artist-Blacksmiths Association will hold its 25th annual Hammer-In, featuring blacksmithing demonstrations and tours of the Greene County facility, from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. April 20 at the W.A. Young & Sons Foundry and Machine Shop, 120 Water St.

Upper St. Clair -- South Hills Interfaith Ministries will hold its 34th annual Community Holocaust Observance at 7:30 p.m. April 21 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road. Young people will read excerpts of diaries kept by youths in Europe during World War II. Information: www.shim-center.org/holocaust-observance.

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