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Baldwin — A free magic show will be presented at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at Baldwin Borough Public Library, 41 Macek Drive. Registration required: 412-885-2255 or

Clairton — Children from birth to 2 years old, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join a storybook program from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Clairton Public Library, 616 Miller Ave.

Jefferson Hills — Story time for children age 3 and older will be offered from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. and from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. next Thursday, Jan. 23 and 30 at Jefferson Hills Public Library, 925 Old Clairton Road. Register: or 412-655-7741.


Whitehall — Classes on these topics will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays during January at Whitehall Public Library, 100 Borough Park Drive: 10 a.m. Saturday, iPad; Jan. 18, downloading library books on Kindle; and Jan. 25, using an iPad to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks. Fully charge tablets before class. Registration required: or 412-882-6622.


Peters — The 14th annual Meatballs & Music, sponsored by the Peters Township Music Boosters, will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at Peters Township High School, 264 E. McMurray Road. Eat in or takeout is available, with musical performances from high school music groups providing the evening’s entertainment. Tickets are $8 per adult and $4 for children 11 and younger.


Bentleyville — Friends of Bentleyville Public Library will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the library, 931 Main St. New members are invited.

Bentleyville — Bentleyville Public Library book club will meet at 6 p.m. next Thursday at the library, 931 Main St. “The Book Club,” by Mary Alice Monroe, will be discussed, and the author is scheduled to join the discussion by Skype. Contact the library to participate: 724-239-5122.

Pleasant Hills — Author Mary Calland will speak about Pittsburgh’s role in the American Civil War and the explosion at the Allegheny Arsenal when the Retired Men’s Luncheon Group of Pleasant Hills meets at noon next Thursday in the Fellowship Hall of the Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road. Cost for the lunch is $7. To register, call the church at 412-655-2000 by Friday.


Washington County — Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation will accept 2014 shelter reservations for Mingo Creek, Ten Mile Creek and Cross Creek County parks from Monday to Jan. 31 in person or by application through the mail at the Parks and Recreation Office, Room 705, Washington County Courthouse Square, 100 W. Beau St., Washington, PA 15301. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Permit applications are available at multiple locations in Washington County or at More information: 724-228-6867.


Bethel Park — The South Hills Coin Club will have its 54th Anniversary Coin Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 1 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South, 164 Fort Couch Road. Free admission and hourly door prizes.

Dormont — The Hollywood Theater, 1449 Potomac Ave., will present breakfast and a movie at 11 a.m. Jan. 19, featuring “The Wizard of Oz.” Tickets are $15, or $13 for Hollywood Theater members. Buy breakfast tickets by next Thursday at the theater or at Tickets for the movie only, which starts at 11:30 a.m., are $7 at the door.

Peters — The Peters Township High School cheerleaders will host their annual cheer clinic for children age 5 years through sixth grade from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 25 at Peters Township High School, 264 E. McMurray Road. A performance for friends and family will start at 3:15 p.m. Preregister by Wednesday for $25, with a $5 discount per family if multiple members register for the same clinic. Walk-ins are $30 the day of the clinic. For more information and registration details:


Bethel Park — Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will hear a talk about medicine in the mid- to late-19th century at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 21 at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Road. All registered nurses are welcome.

Mt. Lebanon — Asbury Heights, along with Family Hospice and Palliative Care, will host a presentation on dementia and caregiving from 6 to 8 p.m. next Thursday in Asbury Heights social room, 700 Bower Hill Road. The program is free and open to the public. To reserve a seat: 412-571-5167.

Mt. Lebanon — Rabbi Aaron Herman will speak at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road. Suggested donation is $10. More information, or to register: 412-344-2424.

Peters — A free session for parents and college-bound students on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 18 at Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Road. Preregistration required:, 724-941-9430 or visit the library’s circulation desk.

Peters — Christina Livingston, outreach and enrollment specialist for Cornerstone Care in Washington, Pa., will discuss new health insurance options related to the Affordable Care Act from 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 21 or Feb. 20. To register: or 724-941-9430.

Whitehall — A World War II and military history discussion group, open to all veterans and non-veterans interested in the topic, will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 29 at Whitehall Public Library, 100 Borough Park Drive.

Send details with daytime phone number to Kaitlynn Riely, c/o Southscape, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 34 Blvd. of the Allies, Pittsburgh 15222 or email her at Material must be received two weeks before publication date. No attachments, please.

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