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ART

West Mifflin -- The West Mifflin Area School District will open its annual K-12 Art Show with an opening night event from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight in West Mifflin Area High School, 91 Commonwealth Ave.

CLASSES

Peters -- West Penn Allegheny Health System will offer eight-week workshops in tai chi starting June 17, at both the WPAHS Outpatient Center in Peters and the professional building at Allegheny General Hospital on the North Side. Cost is $75 for one class per week, or eight classes, or $130 for two classes per week or 16 classes. Discounts for WPAHS employees are available. Call 412- 362-8677.

FOOD

McKeesport -- Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church, 1665 Lincoln Way, will host a strawberry social from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 13. Tickets for the social, which includes sandwich, sides and strawberry desserts, are $8 and $4 for children under 10.

McKeesport -- LifeSpan, in cooperation with the city and the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging, will hold a picnic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Blue Top Pavilion in Renziehausen Park, off Eden Park Boulevard. Available will be lunch, bingo, dancing, prizes, picnic games and more. Tickets, which cost $5, must be ordered in advance. Information: 412-664-5434 or 412-831-7111.

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. Friday. Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for children, $8 for seniors and $4 for dessert only. For tickets: 724-941-6210.

Whitehall -- The Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God will hold their monthly soup takeout fundraiser June 12, offering homemade wedding soup, chicken tortilla soup and borscht. A quart of soup is $5 and includes two dinner rolls. Orders must be placed by June 6: 412-885-7232 or info@osfprov.org. Pick up soup orders from 3 to 6 p.m. June 12 at the Sisters' Motherhouse, 3603 McRoberts Road.

FUNDRAISERS

Bethel Park -- The Bethel Park Lions will hold its annual fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Lions Park, 5757 Irishtown Road. Fish or shrimp dinners, with coleslaw, french fries or macaroni and cheese, are $9. A children's hot dog menu is also served. Takeout is available. Proceeds will benefit Lions charities.

Bethel Park -- The Fine Arts Youth will be performing at 7 p.m. Friday in the fellowship hall of the South Hills Assembly of God, 2725 Bethel Church Road. Admission is $5.

MARKETS

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

MEETINGS

Pleasant Hills -- A Murder and Mayhem Mystery Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Hills Public Library, 302 Old Clairton Road. This month's mystery selection is "The Bone Collector" by Jeffery Deaver. Extra copies are available at the front desk. Desserts will be served. Newcomers welcome.

OUTDOORS

Clairton -- Clairton's pool, 435 Fremont St., will be open daily from noon to 7 p.m. next Thursday through Aug. 17. Daily admission is $5, or free for children under 36 inches. Season passes are available for both residents and nonresidents for $50 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Clairton City Hall, 551 Ravensburg Blvd.

South Park -- Christ United Methodist Church in Bethel Park will hold a family-friendly prayer walk from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at South Park, where participants can walk at their own pace, individually or as a group in prayer. Walkers will be provided with bottled water. Contact: Denise Siwik, at 412-835-6621, ext.120.

PERFORMANCES

Baldwin Borough -- Suzanne Levinson, a flutist and a teacher, is presenting a flute recital from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Baldwin Community United Methodist Church, 5001 Baptist Road.

Dormont -- The Dormont Hollywood Theater, 1449 Potomac Ave., will host a sing-along of the movie "Grease" at 7 p.m. Saturday. The evening will also include costume and hand jive contests. Tickets are $10, or $5 for children younger than 12. Available at the door and online: http://www.showclix.com/event/GreaseSingALong. The movie will play again, without the sing-along, at 2 p.m. Sunday.

SALE

Churchill -- Beulah Presbyterian Church, 2500 McCrady Road, will hold a rummage sale featuring items such as clothes, baby items, toys, books and luggage from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in its gymnasium at the rear of the church building.

SPECIAL INTEREST

Bethel Park -- Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Road, will hold its usual Saturday evening service at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays during the summer to accommodate travel plans.

Pleasant Hills -- Bring dad to the Pleasant Hills Public Library, 302 Old Clairton Road, at 7 p.m. Monday for a family event of making crafts and sampling delicious doughnuts. Register: 412-655-2424 or email danylod@einetwork.net.

TALKS

Baldwin Borough -- Erin Ninehouser of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network will discuss the Affordable Care Act at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the public library, 41 Macek Drive. Register by Saturday: 412-885-2255 or baldwin@einetwork.net

Brentwood -- Representatives from the Carnegie Science Center will conduct a demonstration of making ice cream with liquid nitrogen from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Brentwood Public Library, 3501 Brownsville Road. All ages are welcome. No registration required.

South Park -- John Kudlik, a professor of history at Community College of Allegheny County, will discuss the Vikings of Greenland at 7 p.m. June 10 at South Park Township Library, 2575 Brownsville Road. Call 412-833-5585 to register.

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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