SHADYSIDE: The members of the Association of University People, an organization for single college graduates over age 50, will meet at 7 p.m., following a 6:30 p.m. meet-and-greet, at the Friends Meeting House, 4836 Ellsworth Ave. Bruce Klein, founder and curator of the Photo Antiquities Museum on the North Side, will show how to preserve photographs. In addition, he will also display some famous Pittsburgh photographs. The program is free and guests are welcome. For more information, 412-734-8445 or www.pittsburghsinglesaup.org.
HILL DISTRICT: The Hill District Ministers Alliance (HDMA) will host a mayoral and city council candidate forum at 7 p.m. at Wesley Center AME Zion Church, 2701 Centre Ave. Mayoral candidates, District 6 city council candidates, and the District 3 school board candidates will be questioned. In addition, there will be a portion with questions from the audience and an evaluation of the forum. All city residents are invited to attend. The HDMA represents clergy from 20 congregations.
HIGHLAND PARK: The Tuesday Musical Club will present a free concert at 12:30 p.m. in St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 5801 Hampton St. Performing will be the club's string ensemble under the direction of Paul Critser and the choral division under the director of George Spencer. A reception will follow. For more information, www.tuesdaymusicalclub.org or 412-682-0439.
MOUNT OLIVER: The first session in the Homebuyers' Club, a five-week program for first time home owners, will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Elder Ado Center, 320 Brownsville Road. The program, sponsored by Nazareth Housing Services in collaboration with PNC Community Development Banking, will cover finances, budgeting, credit, lender expectations and special programs for first time homebuyers. The program will also meet on Tuesdays April 16, 23 and 30 as well as May 7. Classes are informal and begin with a light supper; child care is provided if needed. The program is free, but registration is required. To register or for more information, 412-381-6925.)
SHADYSIDE: The Chamber Music Series at Chatham University will present a performance by pianist Yeeha Chiu and cellist Michael Lipman at 7 p.m. in the James Laughlin Music Center on the university campus. The program will include Rachmaninoff's "Sonata for Cello and Piano." Admission is $15; free for Chatham students, staff and faculty
SQUIRREL HILL: "A History of 'Ten Thousand Villages' -- The Role of the Presbyterian Church" will be the topic at the monthly meeting of the Squirrel Hill Historical Society. Karen Horst, volunteer coordinator and outreach manager, and Susan Schneider, an original member of the Pittsburgh affiliate of Ten Thousand Villages, will be speakers. The program will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, www.squirrelhillhistory.org or 412-417-3707.
OAKLAND: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, an enrichment program for adults age 50 and older, will host an open house from 10 a.m. to noon on the fourth floor of the Cathedral of Learning on the University of Pittsburgh campus. Information sessions will be held at 10 and 11 a.m. Free. For more information, 412-624-7308, email@example.com or www.cgs.pitt.edu/osher.
HILL DISTRICT: The next executive/general meeting of the NAACP Pittsburgh unit will be held at 7 p.m. at Freedom Unlimited, 2201 Wylie Ave. All members are encouraged to attend; members should note that usual meeting day has been changed. For more information, 412-471-1024.
DOWNTOWN: The next program in the series of Thursday afternoon programs at the Downtown and Business Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will be "Steps to Starting a Co-operative Business." Business consultant Caroline Savery will discuss what are business co-ops, how they work and how to start a new co-operative business from the visioning phase through the start-up. The program, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 12:15 to 1 p.m. at the branch library, 612 Smithfield St.
NORTH SIDE: "For The World Has Its Hollows and I Have Touched the Ice: The Greatest, Latest Messenger Findings on Mercury" will be the topic for a program sponsored by the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh. Mark Kochte, payload operations specialist for the Mercury Atmospheric and Surface Composition Spectronomer, will be the presenter. The program, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 8 p.m. in the Bayer Science Auditorium at the Carnegie Science Center.
SHADYSIDE: Bark Shadyside, a one-mile canine walk about the neighborhood, will begin with 9 a.m. registration at the Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster Place. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 11 a.m. at the Liberty School parking lot. Advance registration is $10, the day of the event registration $15, additional dogs $5. All participating dogs will received a Bark Shadyside goodie bag. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center.
OAKLAND: The members of the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society will meet from 10 a.m. to noon at the lecture hall at the main branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave. Marilyn Cocchiola Holt, head of the Pittsburgh Department of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh as well as WPGS president and program chair, will be the speaker. She will discuss "Genealogical Resources in Western Pennsylvania." The presentation will serve as an introduction to research and repositories for family histories in Western Pennsylvania, beginning with an overview of state records and focusing on sources for vital records, church and cemetery records, newspapers and city directories. The program is free and open to the public, no reservations are required. For more information, www.wpgs.org or 412-687-6811
OAKLAND: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will offer the workshop "Bonsai Over Rock" from 10 a.m. to noon at the Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park. Students in the workshop will learn how to plant and train a juniper bonsai over tufa rock; instructor Norbert Pietrzak will demonstrate how to maintain the unique bonsai style. The cost is $20 for Phipps members and $30 for nonmembers; there is a $40 materials fee. To register or for information, firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-441-4442, ext. 3925
OAKLAND: Martin Sheen, actor and activist, will be honored by the Thomas Merton Center at a reception to be held at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Ave. Mr. Sheen will receive the Center's Thomas Merton Award at a reception to be held from 5 to 8 p.m. General admission is $50; student and low income admission is $30; admission includes the awards presentation, entertainment and refreshments. For reservations, 412-361-3022 or www.thomasmertoncenter.org.
DOWNTOWN: The Oakland Girls Choir will perform in concert, "Reflexions" at 7:30 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh, 320 Sixth Ave. The program will include the Pittsburgh premiere of Andre Caplet's 1923 chamber oratorio "Le Miroir de Jesus" and Frank LaRocca's "Magnificat." General admission tickets are $25, student tickets are $10. For more information, www.oaklandgirlschoir.org/content/reflexions.
OAKLAND: Renaissance & Baroque in collaboration with Chatham Baroque and guest director Tom Zajc will present the concert "The Musical Journey of Bishop Martinez Campanon" at 8 p.m. in Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St. The works to be performed originated with a manuscript by Bishop Baltsar Jaime Martinez Campanon, bishop of Trujillo in what is now northern Peru in the 1780s. The bishop collected songs, music and dances as well as information on the flora, fauna, geography, etc., from his travels in the region. The assembled pieces were then included in a multi-volume manuscript. In performing the musical works, the Chatham Baroque will be joined by five vocalists, four instrumentalist and four contra dancers as well as Mr. Zajac. Ticket are $20-$35, student tickets are $10 For more information or tickets, www.rbsp.org or 412-361-2048.
OAKLAND: The spring concert of the Heinz Chapel Choir will be held at 3 p.m. in the chapel on the University of Pittsburgh campus. Free.
OAKLAND: The All University Orchestra of Carnegie Mellon University will perform at 4 p.m. in the Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave. "This concert is brought to you by the Letter 'S' " and will include works by Strauss and Schubert as well as Slavonic dances and spring songs. The concert is free
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