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Dormont -- The Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival will screen several films from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 9:50 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday at the Dormont Hollywood Theater, 1449 Potomac Ave. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12 and seniors. More information:

Washington -- The Washington County Historical Society will host its first Frontier Folk Music Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Frontier History Center in Washington Park, 283 Dunn Ave. Admission is $3 to watch history demonstrations, explore 18th-century crafts and listen to live music. Information: 724-225-6740.

Whitehall -- Learn how to make a living wreath for the garden, fence or patio at a class at the Whitehall Public Library, 100 Borough Park Drive, at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Cost is $6 for materials. Register by today:


Mt. Lebanon -- The Mt. Lebanon United Lutheran Church, 3319 West Liberty Ave., will hold Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon July 9-13. Suggested donation is $7.50 per child or $15 per family. More information: or call 412-563-0300.

Peters -- The public library's GO Green Club will host a camp for kids entering grades 3-5 at the library, 616 E. McMurray Road, from 10 a.m. to noon June 12-14. Registration required:


Baldwin Borough -- The public library, 41 Macek Drive, will offer yoga classes from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays during June. Bring a towel or yoga mat and water. Cost is $10 per class, and space is limited. Call 412-885-2255 to register by Monday.

Baldwin Borough -- Learn how to Skype and use a smartphone during a class at the public library, 41 Macek Drive, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 23. Call to register: 412-885-2255.

Bethel Park -- Vacation Bible School classes will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon June 25-29 at John McMillan Presbyterian Church, 875 Clifton Road. Cost: $8 per child through June 15. Registration: at the church or Information: 412-833-4704.

Nottingham -- The Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation will sponsor a needle and yarn craft workshop at 10 a.m. June 13 at the park office at Mingo Creek County Park. Cost of supplies is $4. Registration required: 724-228-6867.

Waynesburg -- The Waynesburg University Teaching with Primary Sources Program will host a free class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14-15 for teachers, librarians and professors at the Waynesburg University Southpointe Campus, 6000 Town Center Blvd., Cecil. The class introduces educators to the digital Library of Congress primary sources. Register:


Peters -- A benefit concert will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. June 3 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 530 Center Church Road, featuring Cross Vision, a local Christian band. Admission is free, but a collection will be taken to raise funds for the choir's mission trip to Romania in July. Information: 724-941-4770.


Monongahela -- St. Damien of Molokai Parish will hold a flea market from noon to 5 p.m. June 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14-15, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 16 at Madonna Catholic Regional School, 731 Chess St.

Pleasant Hills -- The Lions Club Farmers Market will be held from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 18 in the parking lot of the Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road.


Bethel Park -- Care for Caregivers, an Alzheimer's support group, will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at South Hills Assembly, 2725 Bethel Church Road. More information: 412-835-8900 or visit

Brentwood -- The Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange will hold an open poetry workshop from 7 to 10 p.m. Monday at the Brentwood Public Library, 3501 Brownsville Road. The poetry workshop will be held the first Monday of each month. More information: Michael Wurster, 412-481-POEM.


Brentwood -- A group will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the public library, 3501 Brownsville Road, on Tuesdays to go walking. Wear sneakers.

Mt. Lebanon -- The Historical Society of Mt. Lebanon will offer 90-minute walking tours of the community's sights and architecture this summer and fall, with tours scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, Aug. 7, Sept. 18, Oct. 6 and 29. Reservations required. Email or leave a message at 412-418-9348. Cost is $5 for members of the Historical Society of Mt. Lebanon, $10 for nonmembers.

South Park -- The annual Mutt Strut 5K and Dog Walk, sponsored by Animal Friends, will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at the South Park Fairgrounds, 3890 Buffalo Drive. Registration: at the race or

South Park -- The first local Miles Against Melanoma 5K, a walk or run event to raise awareness of melanoma and funds for research, will be held at 9 a.m. June 16. Cost is $25 in advance or $30 at the event, and $5 for children younger than 12. For more information or to register online:


Bethel Park -- South Hills High School classes of February and June 1952 are planning a 60th reunion Sept. 12-13 at the Crowne Plaza-Pittsburgh South at 164 Fort Couch Road. More information: Callie Christner, 724-942-2326.

Bethel Park -- Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road, will hold a Fill-A-Truck for Hunger food drive from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 10. Food contributions for South Hills Interfaith Ministry will be collected at the church.

Jefferson Hills -- St. Thomas a'Becket Catholic Church will hold its annual festival from 6 to 11 p.m. June 28-30. The festival, featuring food, musical entertainment and kids' games, will take place on church property at 139 Gill Hall Road. More information: 412-655-2885.

Mt. Lebanon -- Life Service Providers will hold its third annual Senior and Caregiver Resource Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 15 at the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon, 1500 Washington Road, where it will provide information regarding being a caregiver to an elderly person. More information:

Scott -- The film series, "Catholicism," about Catholic beliefs, art, architecture, literature and practices, will be shown from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays through June 28 at Our Lady of Grace Church, 310 Kane Blvd. Screenings are free and open to the public. Information: 412-279-7070.


Peters -- A veterans appreciation day, featuring speakers who will talk about coping after combat and how to access veterans benefits, will be held at noon June 15 at the Peters Township Recreation Center, 700 Meredith Drive. RSVP or more information: Gateway Hospice at 1-877-878-2244, ext. 2873, or

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To include your event, send details with a daytime phone number to: Southscape, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 34 Blvd. of the Allies, Pittsburgh 15222 or email Do not send attachments. All information must be received two weeks before publication date. First Published May 31, 2012 12:00 AM


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