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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 -- A course on deck construction and the permit and code requirements entailed will be offered at 7 p.m. May 1 at the Jefferson Hills Public Library, 925 Old Clairton Road. Call 412-655-7760 to register.

FOOD

Peters -- Peters Creek Presbyterian Church, at 250 Brookwood Road, will hold a strawberry festival, including fried chicken, roast beef, sides and strawberry shortcake, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 31. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, $8 for seniors and $4 for dessert only. Call the church office for tickets: 724-941-6210.

Whitehall -- The Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God will sell homemade wedding soup, chicken and wild rice and cheesy broccoli soups. Call 412-885-7232 by May 2 to place an order. A quart of soup is $5 and includes two dinner rolls. Orders can be picked up from 3 to 6 p.m. May 8 at the Sisters' Motherhouse, 3603 McRoberts Road.

Whitehall -- The Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Sisters' Motherhouse, 3603 McRoberts Road. Each meal is $8 and includes freshly prepared spaghetti with homemade marinar sauce, a salad, roll, drink and dessert.

FUNDRAISER

Bethel Park -- South Arts will hold a dinner, fundraiser and show opening from 6 to 9 p.m. May 4 at the Historic Schoolhouse, 2600 South Park Road. Dinner tickets for a Cinco de Mayo dinner are $10 and can be purchased at the door. The Cinco de Mayo art show will run from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays on June 1 and is open to the public.

Pleasant Hills -- The Pleasant Hills Lions Club will hold its G-r-reat Giveaway, a fundraising event featuring fast-paced raffles with more than 250 prizes including sporting goods, toys, and jewelry, at 7 p.m. May 4 at the Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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.

MEETINGS

Baldwin Borough -- Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Parish will host a bereavement support group covering a range of topics on grief from 8:30 to 10 a.m. May 15, May 22 and May 29 in room 202 of Saint Piux X Hall on the Saint Elizabeth campus at One Grove Place. Register: 412-207-1655.

PERFORMANCES

Greensburg -- The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will present the Young People's Concert "Storm Chasers" at 10:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday at the Greensburg Salem High School, 65 Mennel Drive. Concert is open to the public. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door or by calling 724-837-1850.

West Homestead -- The Bulgarian Macedonian National Educational and Cultural Center, located at 459-451 W. Homestead Ave., will host a dinner at 6 p.m. followed by a cabaret music performance at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets for the dinner and performance are $50. Tickets for just the performance are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Information and tickets: 412-461-6188 or bmnecc@gmail.com or see www.bmnecc.org/black_sea_event.aspx for information about purchasing online.

SALES

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. Friday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday 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.

SPECIAL INTEREST

Bethel Park -- St. Clair Hospital is sponsoring its annual free skin cancer screening from 6 to 7:30 p.m May 14 in Suite 115 of the St. Clair Hospital Outpatient Center, 2000 Oxford Drive. Space is limited and appointments are necessary. Register by calling 412-942-5082.

Dormont -- The Friends of Dormont Pool will hold its 7th annual pub tour of the borough's pubs from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday. T-shirts can be purchased at any of the borough's pubs or at the tent in a West Liberty Avenue parking lot across from the Dormont Public Library, which is located at 2950 West Liberty Ave.

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.

Peters -- St. Peter's Creek Presbyterian, 250 Brookwood Road, will hold two services, at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. May 12, to talk about friendships and how to improve them.

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