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CHILDREN

Castle Shannon — Elementary school-age children are invited to a session on the science behind explosions, robots, electricity and more at 6 p.m. Feb. 18 at Community Library of Castle Shannon, 3677 Myrtle Ave. Registration required: 412-563-4552.

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. today and next Thursday at Jefferson Hills Public Library, 925 Old Clairton Road. Registration: www.jeffersonhillslibrary.org or 412-655-7741.

CLASSES

Jefferson Hills — Preparation classes for the SAT will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. March 30, April 6, 13 and 27 at Jefferson Hills Library, 925 Old Clairton Road. Cost: $195. More information: jeffersonhillslibrary.org or 412-655-7741.

MEETINGS

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

Castle Shannon — A monthly book discussion group will meet to discuss “The Shoemaker’s Wife” by Adriana Trigiani at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at Community Library of Castle Shannon, 3677 Myrtle Ave. Registration: 412-563-4552 or at the library, where registrants can get a copy of the book

OUTDOORS

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 until 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 www.co.washington.pa.us. More information: 724-228-6867.

TALKS

Bethel Park — Forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht will speak at 7 p.m. today at Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Ave., as part of the Bethel Park Town Hall Speaker Series. Admission: free. Seating limited.

Bethel Park – The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will hear a talk on pelvic health for women at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 18 at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Road. All registered nurses welcome. 

Mt. Lebanon — Rabbi Aaron Herman will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road. Suggested donation: $10. Details and registration: 412-344-2424.

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. Feb. 20. Registration: programs@ptlibrary.org or 724-941-9430.

Peters — A safety night for teenage drivers, offering information about staying safe on the road, basic car maintenance, emergency service information and distracted driving will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 4 at South Hills Chrysler Jeep Kia main showroom, 3344 Washington Road. Pizza and snacks will be served at 5:45 p.m. To attend, respond by Feb. 3: 724-941-4300 or kates@southhillschrysler.com.

Whitehall — A World War II and military history discussion group, open to the public, will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Whitehall Public Library, 100 Borough Park Drive.

WORKSHOP

Bethel Park — Workshops for families caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease will be offered from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25 and March 25 at Home Instead Senior Care Center for Training and Education, 2000 Oxford Drive, Suite 415. The workshop will address how to manage behavior and encourage engagement and how caregivers can take care for themselves while caring for their loved one. To attend: 412-595-7554 or 724-222-7770.

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


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