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Dormont -- The Pittsburgh Area Theatre Organ Society will present an organ music performance by Bob Ralston at 2 p.m. Saturday at Keystone Oaks High School auditorium, 1000 Kelton Ave. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance by emailing Patos.Mail@Verizon.net or by calling 412-241-8108 or 724-446-9744. Tickets are $20 at the door. Students and children admitted free with adult admission. More information: www.theatreorgans.com/patos.

Mt. Lebanon -- St. Winifred Church Women's Guild will hold its annual holiday craft show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20 in Benedict Hall, 550 Sleepy Hollow Road. Free admission.

CLASSES

Pleasant Hills -- A six-week course in sign language open to adults and teens age 13 and older will be held from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Sept. 18 in the public library, 302 Old Clairton Road. The class is free, but $10 is charged for the course textbook. Information: 412-655-2424 or pleasanthillslibrary@einetwork.net.

Whitehall -- A free Internet basics class, which will teach how to navigate the web and sites such as YouTube, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Whitehall Public Library, 100 Borough Park Drive. Register: www.whitehallpubliclibrary.org.

COMMUNITY DAY

Monongahela -- Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church will hold its annual Ethnicfest from 11 a.m. to dusk Sept. 22 and noon until dusk Sept. 23 at Chess Park off Route 88.

Mt. Lebanon -- Baptist Homes Society will hold its annual Community Day from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 22 at its senior living community, 489 Castle Shannon Blvd. Information: Marilyn Walsh at mwalsh@baptisthomes.org or 412-572-8258.

FOOD

Bethel Park -- Bethel Park Lions Club will hold its annual fall fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Lions Park, 5757 Irishtown Road. Fish or shrimp dinners include coleslaw, french fries, macaroni and cheese and water. Cost: $9. Takeout available. Hot dog dinner also available for children. Proceeds benefit Lions charities.

South Side -- A food fair, flea market and bake sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 13 and from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 14 at St. John the Baptist Church, 109 S. Seventh St.

FUNDRAISERS

Upper St. Clair -- Mt. Lebanon Village will hold its annual dinner and silent auction at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at St. Clair Country Club, 2300 Old Washington Road. More information and tickets: 412-343-4054.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

Baldwin Borough -- Adults can register before Sept. 25 for the Baldwin Borough Public Library's haunted cemetery walk through Restland Cemetery from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Cost is $15 a person. Register at the library, 41 Macek Drive #115. Bus transportation from the library will be provided.

MEETINGS

Bentleyville -- A book club will discuss the novel, "Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral," at 6 p.m. next Thursday at Bentleyville Public Library, 931 Main St. To request the book: 724-239-5122.

Bethel Park -- An Alzheimer's CARE training workshop, hosted by Home Instead Senior Care, will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Home Instead Senior Care center for Training and Education, 2000 Oxford Drive, Suite 415. The workshop teaches caregivers how to care for themselves and their loved ones.

OUTDOORS

Carrick -- Oktoberfest, with German food and entertainment, will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1628 Brownsville Road, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Tickets are $10 a person. Contact the church office to reserve a seat: 412-881-4404.

Mt. Lebanon -- The Mt. Lebanon Historical Society will host 60-minute walking tours of the St. Clair Cemetery on Scott Road between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $5 for Historical Society of Mt. Lebanon members and $10 for nonmembers. Parking available in lower lot of Mt. Lebanon United Presbyterian Church, 255 Washington Road. More information: 412-563-1941 or email info@hsmtl.org.

SALES

McKeesport -- The Garden Club of McKeesport will hold its fall sale of crafts, gifts and baked goods from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the club house, 1400 Pinoak Drive. More information: www.gardenclubofmckeesport.org.

SPECIAL INTEREST

Collier -- Holy Child Parish Christian Mothers & Guild will hold its 50th annual luncheon, fashion show and Chinese action at 11 a.m. Oct. 21 at Peter's Place, 1199 Washington Pike. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for juniors and $12 for children. Reservation deadline is Oct. 11. Tickets: call Theresa at 412-221-3568 or Catherine at 412-221-8479.

TALKS

Dormont -- The Dormont Historical Society will hold a free program featuring Brian O'Neill, Post-Gazette columnist, who will discuss the book he has written about Pittsburgh. It will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Dormont Presbyterian Church, 2865 Espy Ave.

Moon -- All women in the Diocese of Pittsburgh are invited to attend a Magnificat Breakfast at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 8402 University Blvd., from 9 a.m. until noon Oct. 27. Genevieve Kineke, a writer and convert to Catholicism, will speak. Cost of the breakfast is $20. Register by Oct. 19: www.magnificatpittsburgh.org.

Mt. Lebanon -- State Rep. Matt Smith, D-Mt. Lebanon, and the Neighborhood Legal Services Association, will hold a seminar about last wills and living trusts from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 21 in Meeting Room A of the Mt. Lebanon Public Library, 16 Castle Shannon Blvd.

Pleasant Hills -- Gilda Arroyo, a humane educator and community outreach coordinator for the Animal Rescue League and Wildlife Center, will speak at the meeting of the Retired Men's Luncheon Group at noon next Thursday at the Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, located at the corner of Old Clairton Road and Audrey Drive. Cost for the lunch is $6. Call 412-655-2000 by Friday to register.

Whitehall -- The Frick Art and Historical Society will offer a free hands-on program about the transition from horse and carriage to horseless carriage at 1 p.m. next Thursday at Whitehall Public Library, 100 Borough Park Drive. Online registration required: www.whitehallpubliclibrary.org.

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