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Bethel Park -- Tendai Manyeza, a missionary serving with the health program at the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, will speak about work in Zimbabwe at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 30 at Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road.

Jefferson Hills -- A CPR course will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Jefferson Hills Public Library, 925 Old Clairton Road. Registration: www.jeffersonhillslibrary.org or 412-655-7741.

Mt. Lebanon -- A class about testing and preventative measures surrounding the BRCA gene mutation that causes breast and ovarian cancer, which has an increased risk for women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, will be held at 10:15 a.m. Sunday at the Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road. Registration or course information: 412-512-3046 or www.myJLI.com.

FITNESS

Jefferson Hills -- A Zumba fitness class will be offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 and 26 at Jefferson Hills Public Library, 925 Old Clairton Road. Tuition: $5 per class. Registration: www.jeffersonhillslibrary.org or 412-655-7741.

FOOD

Peters -- Peters Township High School cheerleaders will hold a pancake breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 16 at St. Benedict the Abbot Church, 120 Abington Drive. Advance tickets: $6; can be purchased from any high school cheerleader or from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Dairy Bar, 601 E. McMurray. Tickets at the door: $8. More information or to purchase tickets: ptcheerpcb@gmail.com.

Whitehall -- The Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God will hold their monthly soup takeout, offering wedding soup, pumpkin soup or chicken chili for $5 a quart, with pickup from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Sisters' Motherhouse, 3603 McRoberts Road. Orders must be placed by today: 412-885-7232 or info@osfprov.org.

FUNDRAISER

Baldwin Borough -- The Pleasant Hills Rotary will hold its annual Harvest Festival at 6 p.m. Saturday in Salvatore's Banquet Hall, 4001 Curry Road. The festival will include draft beer, music, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. Admission: $45. Proceeds benefit local charities, college and vocational scholarships, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Information: Joe Weiss, 412-913-7556.

Uniontown -- Share the Spirit, a holiday open house to raise funds for five nonprofits, will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Dec. 14 at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, 37 E. Main St., with Fayette County restaurants providing appetizers, entrees and desserts. The event is free, but guests are asked to make a donation to either the American Heart Association, Boy Scouts of America, the Dowling Family Fund, Rotary International or the State Theatre Center for the Arts. Information: info@fayettesharethespirit.org.

HOLIDAYS

Peters -- Local author Joan Dinan will read from her book "Are You Sure Santa Will Come Tonight?" from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Road.

MEETINGS

Pleasant Hills -- The Retired Men's Luncheon Group of Pleasant Hills will meet at noon Nov. 21 in the Fellowship Hall of the Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road. Choral groups from Thomas Jefferson High School will perform. Cost of the lunch: $7. To be included in the lunch order, respond by Nov. 15: 412-655-2000.

Scott -- The South Hills Women's Club will hold its general meeting at 8 p.m. Monday at Vanadium Woods, 50 Vanadium Road. New members welcome.

Whitehall -- The Whitehall Green Thumbers Garden Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. today in the community room of the Whitehall municipal building, 100 Borough Park Drive, to hear about flowers and plants of the bog environment.

OUTDOORS

Nottingham -- A geocaching program will start at 11 a.m. Nov. 16 at the park office in Mingo Creek County Park, off Route 136. Fee: $1. Pre-registration required: Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation, 724-228-6867.

Nottingham -- Two home-school outdoor classrooms will be offered next Thursday at the park office in Mingo Creek County Park, off Route 136. The first session begins at 10 a.m., and the second begins at 1 p.m. Children, ages 5 to 11, will learn about owls. Pre-registration required: Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation, 724-228-6867. Owl pellets will be provided for a $2 fee.

PERFORMANCES

Mt. Lebanon -- Seton-La Salle High School will perform "You Can't Take It With You" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16 in the auditorium, 1000 McNeilly Road. Tickets: $5. More information: 412-561-3583.

SALES

Bethel Park -- The Bethel Park Lions' annual holiday citrus and pecan sale is underway, with 20-pound boxes of grapefruit selling for $16, oranges for $17, combination of both for $16.50 and pecans for $11.50. Place an order by Nov. 19: 412-854-4762. Pickup will be Nov. 30 through Dec. 7 at Lions Park, 5757 Irishtown Road.

Mt. Lebanon -- The Book Cellar will hold a sale of children's books, CDs and DVDs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 17 from its location on the lower level of Mt. Lebanon Public Library, 16 Castle Shannon Blvd.

SPECIAL INTEREST

Baldwin Borough -- Baldwin Borough Public Library is offering a trip to Scotland from March 24 through April 2. Information: www.baldwinborolibrary.org or 412-885-2255.

Pleasant Hills -- Pleasant Hills Public Library will celebrate its 68th anniversary with a wine-and-cheese tasting and an art show from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the library, 302 Old Clairton Road. Admission: $25. Tickets: visit the library or www.pleasanthillslibrary.org.

TALKS

Bethel Park -- Scott Shalaway, a biologist, naturalist, nature writer and radio show host, will speak at 1 p.m. Nov. 19 at Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road. The talk is free, but a lunch at noon costs $10 and requires a reservation. Reservations: 412-833-1262.

Bethel Park -- Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald will speak at 7:45 p.m. Nov. 20 at Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Ave., as part of a speaker series sponsored by Bethel Park Recreation Department.

Carroll -- A free seminar on hospice and palliative care will be offered from 8 to 11 a.m. next Thursday at Monongahela Valley Hospital, 1163 Country Club Road. A continental breakfast will be served. Parking is free in Monongahela Valley Hospital's parking garage. Reservations: 724-258-1932.

Dormont -- Len Barcousky, a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter and author of "Civil War Pittsburgh: Forge of the Union," will discuss his book at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at a talk hosted by the Dormont Historical Society at Dormont Presbyterian Church, 2865 Espy Ave. The talk is free and open to the public. More information: 412-341-3667.

Peters -- The Rev. Leo Patalinghug, a Catholic priest from Baltimore and author of the cookbook "Spicing Up Married Life," will give two presentations on marriage and family life, a talk for teenagers, a cooking demonstration and preside over a Mass from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday at St. Benedict the Abbot Catholic Church, 120 Abington Drive. Admission is free for registered teens. Tickets for the "Spicing Up Married Life" presentation are $40 per couple and $20 per individual and include a copy of his book. More information: gracebeforemeals.com or Carol Schuck at 724-941-0268.

Waynesburg -- The Rev. Donald J. Dawson, director of World Mission Initiative at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, will present his lecture, "Answering God's Call" at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Roberts Chapel on the campus of Waynesburg University, 51 W. College St. Admission: free. The public is invited.

WORKSHOP

Whitehall -- A workshop on open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Whitehall Public Library, 100 Borough Park Drive. Registration required: 412-882-6622.


Send event 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. All material must be received two weeks before publication date. No attachments, please.

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