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

Pleasant Hills — Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to learn to make Valentine’s candy at 4 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Pleasant Hills Public Library, 302 Old Clairton Road. A $2 donation per child is requested. Register: 412-655-2424 or email danylod@einetwork.net.

CLASSES

Baldwin Borough — Learn how to use Pinterest at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Baldwin Borough Public Library, 41 Macek Drive. Space is limited. Call 412-885-2255 to register.

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.

Mt. Lebanon — A class to teach anger management strategies for children and parents will be offered by Outreach Teen & Family Services at 6:30 p.m. March 12 at the Mt. Lebanon Public Library, 16 Castle Shannon Blvd.

Mt. Lebanon — A six-week course on the basics of screenwriting will begin in March at the Mt. Lebanon Public Library, 16 Castle Shannon Blvd. Classes will be at 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, March 11, 18 and 25 and April 1, 8 and 15. Cost is $150. To register, call 412-681-5449, ext. 202, or krebel@pghfilmmakers.org.

Washington — The Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation will offer a class on needle and yarn craft at 10 a.m. Feb. 12 at Citizens Library, 55 S. College St. The month’s project is a no-sew fleece poncho. Reservations can be made by calling the Parks and Recreation Office: 724-228-6867.

MEETINGS

Bethel Park — A four-week study of the book “Love No Matter What” will explore what happens between the child and parent when high school, college or young adult children make decisions that the parent regards as immoral, illegal or otherwise. Discussion meetings will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26, at Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road.

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

Whitehall — A writer’s group, open to all skill levels, will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Whitehall Public Library, 100 Borough Park Drive. Come to share your work or to listen to the works of others. No registration required.

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 through Friday 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.

PERFORMANCES

North Franklin — The Washington Symphony Orchestra, featuring guest conductor James Gourlay and 2013 Young Artist Competition winner Liam Skiffington, will give its Forces of Nature concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 8 at Trinity High School Auditorium, 231 Park Ave. Tickets, which cost $20 for adults and $15 for seniors, are available in advance at all branches of Washington Financial Bank, at Citizens Library in Washington and Peters Township Public Library, at www.washsym.org, at 724-223-9796, or at the door the evening of the performance.

TALKS

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 — Barbara Ivanko, president and CEO of Family Hospice & Palliative Care, will host a discussion about hospice care, how it is impacted by the Affordable Care Act and how it can be accessed at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mt. Lebanon Public Library, 16 Castle Shannon Blvd.

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. Tuesday 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 Monday: 724-941-4300 or kates@southhillschrysler.com.

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 of 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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