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CHILDREN

Bethel Park -- Christian music artist Randall Goodgame will perform his Slugs & Bugs tour for children ages 10 and younger at 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road. Cost: $5 a person. Tickets: 412-835-6621.

CLASSES

Brookline -- The Heritage Players are offering acting and dance classes for all ages at the Seton Center, 1900 Pioneer Ave. Classes begin Sept. 13. Course descriptions and online registration: www.heritageplayers.org or 412-254-4633.

Peters -- McMurray Art League will offer classes in the McDowell Shops, 4069 Washington Road, beginning in September. Visit www.mcmurrayartleague.org for more information.

FUNDRAISER

Bethel Park -- The Bethel Park Lions will hold a fall fish fry, which consists of fried or baked fish or shrimp dinners with cole slaw, french fries or macaroni and cheese, from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at Lions Park, 5757 Irishtown Road. Cost is $9. Takeout is available. Proceeds benefit Lions charities.

Whitehall -- The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will hold its 14th annual fall card party from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 at South Hills Country Club, 4305 Brownsville Road. All proceeds are for the nursing scholarship fund. Admission is $25, which includes lunch and door prizes. Tickets for a ticket auction, share the wealth and a raffle will be sold at the event. Luncheon tickets must be purchased in advance. Contact Elizabeth Breneman at 412-655-9420. The public is invited.

MARKETS

Dormont -- A farmers market is 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 holds 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

Whitehall -- The Whitehall Public Library, at 100 Borough Park Drive, will offer free smoking cessation classes for adults ages 18 and older at 7 p.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 4 through Oct. 9. Online registration required: www.whitehallpubliclibrary.org or 412-882-6622.

OUTDOORS

Nottingham -- The Washington County Department of Parks & Recreation will offer 50-minute group hayrides, accommodating 25 people an hour, in Mingo Creek County Park on Fridays and Saturdays in October. Hayrides will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 11, 18 and 25; 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 12; and 1 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19 and 26. Cost is $50 per hayride. Call the parks office to reserve a time: 724-228-6867.

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 Tuesday to Oct. 1 at Brennan Plaza at the Whitehall Public Library, 100 Borough Park Drive. Cost: $45, due at time of registration at the library prior to the first class. More information: 412-882-6622 or www.whitehallpubliclibrary.org.

RELIGIOUS

Bethel Park -- Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road, will begin a program called Wednesday Night at Church starting Sept. 25, with dinner followed by classes and worship. Dinner, $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 4 to 12 and $18 maximum per family, starts at 5:30 p.m. RSVP to the church office at 412-835-6621 or the website at www.christumc.net.

Mt. Lebanon -- Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road, will hold a Selichot service at 11:30 p.m. Aug. 31 and Rosh Hashanah services at 9:30 a.m. and Shofar service at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 5 and 6. Evening services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4-5. No membership or tickets required, but an RSVP is requested: 412-344-2424 or www.chabadsh.com.

SPECIAL INTEREST

Carrick -- Spencer United Methodist Church, 117 Spencer Ave., will hold a fall game day, with lunch and prizes, from noon to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 7. Tickets are $12. Reservations: 412-881-4000.

Peters -- Donate blood from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Road. Donors will receive two Pittsburgh Pirates tickets in the mail. Appointments can be made by visiting www.centralbloodbank.org and entering code C594 or call 412-209-7213. Walk-ins welcome, but appointments are encouraged. If donating, bring valid ID, eat a healthy meal, drinking fluids and get a good night's rest.

TALKS

Bethel Park -- The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Road, to hear a speaker discuss the Affordable Health Care Act. All registered nurses are welcome.

Jefferson Hills -- West Jefferson Hills Historical Society will hold its August meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Jefferson Hills Municipal Center, 925 Old Clairton Road. Speaker will be Tim Tokosh, a member of the Antique Bottle Collectors Club of Pittsburgh. Attendees are encouraged to bring bottles or crocks to share with the group.

Peters -- Professional organizer Patty Kreamer will talk about organizing techniques at 10 a.m. Sept. 7 at the Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Road. Register for the free program: programs@ptlibrary.org or 724-941-9430.

Whitehall -- Doug Oster, who writes about gardening for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and talks about it on KDKA, will speak about gardening into the fall, and preparing for next spring, at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Whitehall Public Library, 100 Borough Park Drive. Registration required: www.whitehallpubliclibrary.org or 412-882-6622.

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. 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. To attend: 412-595-7554 or 724-222-7770.

Peters -- Allegheny Health Network will offer eight-week workshops in tai chi at the professional building at Allegheny General Hospital on the North Side and in the Allegheny Health Network Outpatient Care Center in Peters, at 160 Gallery Drive. Classes begin Sept. 9, and cost is $85 for each eight-week workshop. For class schedules and to register, call 412-330-4469.

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To include your event, send details with a daytime phone number to Kaitlynn Riely, c/o Southscape, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 34 Blvd of the Allies, Pittsburgh 15222 or email her at suburbanliving@post-gazette.com. Information must be received at least two weeks before the event. No attachments, please.


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