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CHILDREN

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

Bethel Park -- Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Road, will hold vacation Bible school for ages 4 to those entering fifth grade from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 5-9. Register: 412-844-2722. Cost is $10 per child or $25 per family with three or more children. It includes a T-shirt for each child.

Brownsville -- State Rep. Peter J. Daley, D-California, will hold his fifth annual Kidz Fair from 5 to 7 p.m. next Wednesday at the Center in the Woods, 130 Woodland Court. The free event, for children through age 14 who live in the 49th Legislative District, includes face painting, fire trucks and police dogs. No reservations necessary.

Scott -- Children ages 4 to 8 are invited to learn about worms at a free program starting at 10 a.m. next Wednesday at the Scott Township Public Library, 301 Lindsay Road. Register online: www.scottlibrary.org or 412-429-5380.

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 next Wednesday: 412-882-7973 or www.whitehallpc.com.

CLASSES

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. next Wednesday at Baldwin Borough Public Library, 41 Macek Drive. Register: 412-885-2255 or baldwin@einetwork.net.

FESTIVAL

North Strabane -- The Mental Health Association of Washington County will hold its Wine, Jazz & Pops Festival III Aug. 3-4 at North Strabane Municipal Park, near the intersection of Routes 19 and 519 South. Entertainment will include the Washington Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Jazz Orchestra and Bill Deasy. Eight wineries also will participate. Tickets are available in advance for $20 for both days, or $25 at the gate. Purchase tickets: www.mhawashco.org/wjp or send check to MHA, 575 N. Main St., Washington, PA 15301. More information: 724-225-2061.

MARKETS

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.

MEETINGS

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. Saturday at South Hills Assembly, 2725 Bethel Church Road. More information: 412-835-8900 or www.southhillsassembly.org.

OUTDOORS

Nottingham -- The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh will hold free public star parties beginning at dusk July 12-13 at the Mingo Creek Park Observatory in Mingo Creek County Park. Viewing will take place as long as there is a partly clear sky, but will be canceled if it is raining or cloudy. More information: www.3ap.org.

SALES

South Park -- More than 1,000 vinyl discs featuring classical, opera and pop sounds will be sold from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 13 at the South Park Township Library, 2575 Brownsville Road. Most of the titles will sell for $5 each. Cash or checks will be accepted. The sale, hosted by the Friends of the South Park Township Library, will benefit the library.

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 info@osfprov.org. Orders can be picked up from 3 to 6 p.m. July 17 at the Sisters' Motherhouse, 3603 McRoberts Road.

SPECIAL INTEREST

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: www.prcsh.org or 412-833-5309.

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 www.thehollywooddormont.org 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.

WORKSHOP

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. next Wednesday at the Whitehall Public Library, 100 Borough Park Drive. Register: www.whitehallpubliclibrary.org or 412-882-6622.

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