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CHILDREN

Castle Shannon -- Baby and toddler music time will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays through May 16 at Castle Shannon Public Library, 3677 Myrtle Ave. Caregivers must attend. Registration: 412-563-4552 or reedyoungt@einetwork.net.

FOOD

Peters -- Peters Creek Presbyterian Church, 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: $10 for adults, $5 for children, $8 for seniors and $4 for dessert only. For tickets: 724-941-6210.

Upper St. Clair -- The Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services South Hills office is holding its 10th annual USC Bake-Off as part of Upper St. Clair's annual community day. Children may bake and decorate cakes to compete for prizes of most patriotic, most original, and favorite TV show, movie or book. One $100 prize will be awarded. Register by May 15. Entries must be delivered to the Upper St. Clair Recreation Center, 1770 McLaughlin Run Road, between 5 and 6 p.m. May 17, with awards presented at 11 a.m. May 18 at the same center. Register: Marian McGinley, 412-833-5405.

FUNDRAISER

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 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.

MARKETS

Pleasant Hills -- The Pleasant Hills Lions Club will hold a farmers market from 3:30 to 7 p.m. every Thursday from May 16 through Oct. 17 in the parking lot of Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road.

MEETINGS

Baldwin Borough -- St. 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, 22 and 29 in Room 202 of St. Pius X Hall on the St. Elizabeth campus at One Grove Place. Registration: 412-207-1655.

OUTDOORS

Nottingham -- The Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation will offer a campfire jam with country and blue grass music at 7 p.m. May 23 in Shelter 4 at Mingo Creek County Park. Bring a chair or blanket. Pre-registration required: 724-228-6867.

Nottingham -- The Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation will host a free hike for people and their dogs at 6:30 p.m. May 15 at Mingo Creek County Park. Bring your dog and some water to the No Leash Area Parking Lot. Registration required: 724-228-6867.

SALES

Peters -- A used book and media sale will be held from 3:15 to 8 p.m. May 17 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18 at Peters Township Middle School gym, 625 E. McMurray Road. A bag sale - meaning all the items you can fit in your bag for $5 - will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. May 18. Proceeds reading programs in the school district.

Bethel Park -- The Treehaven Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the South Park Shops on Route 88. Club members will sell perennials grown in their gardens, hanging baskets and floral gift baskets.

SPECIAL INTEREST

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

McKeesport -- LifeSpan is sponsoring a senior picnic in celebration of Older Americans Month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 31 at the Blue Top Pavilion in Renzie Park. There will be lunch, bingo, DJ, dancing and demonstrations, auctions, prizes and picnic games. Tickets are $5 each. Call 412-664-5434 or 412-831-7111 to purchase tickets.

Mt. Lebanon -- St. Winifred Women's Guild will hold its 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. Sunday, to talk about friendships and how to improve them.

South Park -- An informal knitting group, which meets one Saturday a month, will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday to knit. All knitters welcome. No registration necessary.

TALKS

Mt. Lebanon -- Lorelei Stein, a Mt. Lebanon resident and Point Park University professor, will speak about medicine in the late 1800s at 7:30 p.m. May 15 at the Mt. Lebanon Public Library, 16 Castle Shannon Blvd. The event is free and is part of the Historical Society of Mount Lebanon speaker series.

Peters -- A talk titled "Jump Start Your Child's College Education" will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Ave. Topics covered will include the financial aid process and how to apply for scholarships and how to save for college. Register: programs@ptlibrary.org or 724-941-9430.

South Park -- Mary Frailey Calland, author of "Consecrated Dust," will discuss the Allegheny Arsenal tragedy at 1 p.m. May 22 at South Park Township Library, 2575 Brownsville Road. She will sign and sell copies of her book for $15. Registration: 412-833-5585.

TRAVEL

Baldwin Borough -- Baldwin Borough Public Library is organizing a coach bus tour of Washington, D.C., June 14-15. Register by Friday: Nancy at 412-885-2255 or mussern@einetwork.net.

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