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Peters -- A 30-day drawing challenge for teens begins Monday and continues through July 30 at the Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Road. Participants should pick up a sketch pad at the library and complete a new drawing assignment each day, which will be posted in the teen room and on the Peters Township Facebook page. Submit drawings to Shannon Pauley, the teen librarian, on July 30 or 31 and receive 10 tickets for the summer reading raffle.


Bethel Park -- Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road, will hold vacation Bible school from 9:30 a.m. to noon July 8-12 for ages 3 through grade six. Register: or call Sue Irwin, 412-835.6621, ext. 114.

Whitehall -- Whitehall Presbyterian Church will host a summer event for preschoolers to fifth grade called Kingdom Rock from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 15-19. Children will participate in Bible-learning activities, sing songs and play teamwork-building games. More information, and to register by July 10: 412-882-7973 or


Baldwin Borough -- A class on using online tools, such as the websites for Consumer Reports Magazine, Better Business Bureau and Kelly Blue Book, will be offered at 6:30 p.m. July 10 at Baldwin Borough Public Library, 41 Macek Drive. Register: 412-885-2255 or

Bethel Park -- Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road, will offer vacation Bible school for ages 3 through grade six from 9:30 a.m. to noon July 8-12. More information or to attend: 412-835-6621.

Peters -- A word processing class will be offered from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Road. Cost for the class is $5. Students will learn how to create and save documents, work with text, format characters and paragraphs and print documents. Preregistration is required at the library's circulation desk.

Bethel Park -- The Pregnancy Resource Center of the South Hills will hold a golf outing for foursomes Aug. 19 at Chartiers Country Club. More information: or 412-833-5309.


Dormont -- A farmers market is being held from 4 to 7 p.m. every Monday through Oct. 28 at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church parking lot, Alabama and West Liberty avenues.

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


Bentleyville -- The book club will meet at 6 p.m. July 18 at the Bentleyville Public Library, 931 Main St. The book to be discussed will be "Pontoon" by Garrison Keillor. Reserve a book: 724-239-5122.

Bethel Park -- Care for Caregivers, an Alzheimer's support group for family members, will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 6 at South Hills Assembly, 2725 Bethel Church Road. More information: 412-835-8900 or


Mt. Lebanon -- A tour of nine gardens around Mt. Lebanon will be held from noon to 5 p.m. July 7. Tickets are available in advance for $15 and $20 on the day of the tour at the Mt. Lebanon Public Library, 16 Castle Shannon Blvd. All proceeds benefit the library.

West Mifflin -- TJ Arts will hold the second annual performance of its signature summer event, "Hot on the Arts," at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Community College of Allegheny County South Campus Theatre, 1750 Clairton Road. The event will feature cabaret-style performances from about 30 alumni and current student performers. Proceeds will help TJ Arts fund scholarships for students, arts enrichment programs for schools and arts equipment purchases. Admission: $15 per person. Tickets:, 412-655-0747 or at the door.


Whitehall -- The Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God will offer their monthly soup takeout fundraiser on July 17, with a quart of wedding soup, black bean soup or gazpacho, with two dinner rolls, for $5. Orders must be placed by July 11 by calling 412-885-7232 or Orders can be picked up from 3 to 6 p.m. July 17 at the Sisters' Motherhouse, 3603 McRoberts Road.


Bethel Park -- Wings of Eagles, a motorcycle ministry of South Hills Assembly will meet at 8:45 a.m. next Thursday at the church, 2725 Bethel Church Road. More information:

Dormont -- The Hollywood Theater of Dormont is bringing back its Breakfast and a Movie series, with Sunday morning movies followed by a breakfast catered by Kelly James of Sugar Cafe, starting with brunch and "Rebel Without a Cause" at 11 a.m. July 21 and continuing once a month through December. Tickets for the brunch -- $15 -- must be purchased online at or at the theater, 1449 Potomac Ave., by July 18. Film only tickets for $7 can be purchased at the door after 11 a.m.

Whitehall -- A teen Zombiefest will be held at 6:30 p.m. July 24 at the Whitehall Public Library, 100 Borough Park Drive. Create a zombie survival plan and play zombie games. Register online:


Elizabeth -- Applications for the Grand Stage Summer Camp by Mon River Arts are due Friday. The camp for ages 8 to 14 runs from 9 a.m. to noon July 8-12 and 15-19 at the Grand Theatre, 207 S. Second Ave. The theme is Back to the '80s and includes acting technique, choreography and voice technique. A final performance will be at 7 p.m. July 19. Tuition: $250. Financial aid packages available. More information:, 412-628-1032 or 412-384-0504 or

Pleasant Hills -- A teen craft event will be held at 6 p.m. July 29 at the Pleasant Hills Public Library, 302 Old Clairton Road. Teens in grades six-12 should bring a T-shirt to paint, cut or "bling out." No registration required.

Whitehall -- There will be a cake decorating class for teens at 6:30 p.m. July 10 at the Whitehall Public Library, 100 Borough Park Drive. Register: or 412-882-6622.

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