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CHILDREN

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 or $25 per family with three or more children. It includes a T-shirt for each child.

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. each 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. each Thursday through Oct. 17 in the parking lot of Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road.

MEETINGS

Peters -- Bella Serra, owner of Bella's House of Fine Teas and Gift Shop, will give a talk on tea etiquette and health benefits starting at 11:15 a.m. Aug. 1 at St. David's Anglican Church meeting room, 905 E. McMurray Road. Cost for the event, sponsored by the Giant Oaks Garden Club, is $7, which includes lunch and the program. Register: 412-746-4664.

OUTDOORS

Dormont -- The Dormont Senior Fest Picnic will be held rain or shine from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Dormont Park Recreation Center, 1801 Dormont Ave., with music, bingo, picnic dinner, snacks and live entertainment offered. A $10 donation is requested. The ticket are sold at LifeSpan Hillsdale Senior Center, 1444 Hillsdale Ave. More information: 412-343-6050.

South Park -- The fifth annual Pasta Too Rev'em Up for Kids car cruise will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine, Sunday at the South Park Fairgrounds on Corrigan Drive. Doors open at 10 a.m. for vehicles, including classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, exotic and super cars. Cost is $5 per vehicle and a $5 donation per adult spectator, with children under age 17 admitted free.

Whitehall -- A series of outdoor tai chi classes for adults taught by fitness instructor Don DeMasters will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays from Aug. 27 to Oct. 1 at Brennan Plaza at the Whitehall Public Library, 100 Borough Park Drive. Cost is $45 and is due at time of registration at the library prior to the first class. More information: 412-882-6622 or www.whitehallpubliclibrary.org.

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.

Whitehall -- The Baldwin United Methodist Church is organizing a trip to Allenberry Resort and to Gettysburg, to include a tour of the battlefield, from Sept. 26 to 28. Cost per person is $435 for a double-occupancy room, $376 for triple occupancy and $531 for single occupancy. Reservations require a $100 deposit per person. Final payment is due by Aug. 20. Information: Elaine Lewis at 412-885-4560.

TEENS

Castle Shannon -- The Community Library of Castle Shannon will host a "real" version of minecraft, the block-building computer game, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, with themed games, crafts and special prizes. Sign up at the library, call 412-563-4552 or email reedyoungt@einetwork.net.

WORKSHOP

Bethel Park -- The Home Instead Senior Care Center for Training and Education, 2000 Oxford Drive, Suite 415, will hold an Alzheimer's Care Training Workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 24. RSVP: 412-595-7554 or 724-222-7770. The free course will teach family members and caregivers how to manage behaviors, encourage engagement and care for themselves while caring for a loved one.

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

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To include your event, send details with a daytime phone number to: Southscape, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 34 Blvd. of the Allies, Pittsburgh 15222 or suburbanliving@post-gazette.com. Information should be received at least two weeks before the event.


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