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FOOD

Bethel Park -- Bethel Park Lions Club is selling 20-pound boxes of Texas ruby red grapefruit for $15, navel oranges for $16.50 and mixed boxes of oranges and grapefruit for $16. The club is selling one-pound bags of pecans for $11.50. Order by Nov. 20: 412-854-4762.

Bethel Park -- The Rotary Club of Bethel Park will hold its annual spaghetti fundraising dinner from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Ave. Cost is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, $4 for children. Call 412-854-2845 to purchase tickets, place orders or for more information.

Brentwood -- St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Brentwood will hold an Election Day dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at 4048 Brownsville Road.

Duquesne -- The Hungarian Reformed Church, 1411 Kennedy Ave., will make fresh homemade kolbasz for the holiday season. Order deadline: Monday. Pickup: 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 10. To order: 412-469-2185.

Peters -- Trinity United Methodist Church, 530 Center Church Road, will hold its annual spaghetti dinner and bake sale from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the church's Fellowship Hall. Cost: $7 for adults; $4 for ages 4 to 12; free for younger than 4. Take-out available. Proceeds benefit the church's outreach ministries. All are welcome.

FUNDRAISERS

Dormont -- Keystone Oaks will hold a faculty volleyball game between the middle school and high school teachers at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the gymnasium of the high school, 1000 Kelton Ave. Admission: $3 for adults; $2 for students. All proceeds go to the newly created David Armitage & Shawn O'Donnell Future Teacher Scholarship Fund, a scholarship program for Keystone Oaks graduates who pursue a career in education. The fund is named in honor of two teachers who recently died.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

Jefferson Hills -- A course on decorating a holiday tree with lights, ribbons and other decorations will be offered at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the community room of Jefferson Hills Public Library, 925 Old Clairton Road. Cost: $15. Sign up: www.jeffersonhillslibrary.org.

MEETINGS

Bethel Park -- CommuniTea, a monthly women's Bible study and fellowship gathering for women of all ages, will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday and the first Friday of every month, at 2725 Bethel Church Road. Childcare is available during the meeting for $5. Register: 888-868-3603, ext. 1. More information: 412-835-8900 or visit www.southhillsassembly.org.

Bethel Park -- Care for Caregivers, an Alzheimer's support group, will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at South Hills Assembly, 2725 Bethel Church Road. Information: 412-835-8900 or www.southhillsassembly.org.

Scott -- The Hilltoppers of Scott Township, a senior citizen group, will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at Covenant-Community Presbyterian Church, 1630 Greentree Road. Bring a brown bag lunch to eat at noon. A free beverage will be provided in exchange for a donation of a nonperishable or canned food item for a Thanksgiving dinner to the food bank. Dessert will be provided. Former movie critic Ed Blank will speak.

PERFORMANCES

Bethel Park -- Christ United Methodist Church will hold a choral and organ concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 44 Highland Road as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of its organ.

SALES

Bethel Park -- A holiday craft fair will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road, to benefit Prime Time Adult Care, a nonprofit that offers care for the frail elderly or those with Alzheimer's disease.

Carrick -- A craft fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 at Spencer United Methodist Church, 117 Spencer Ave.

Clairton -- The annual Mon Valley School craft and vendor fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, offering crafts, food and refreshments for sale at the school, 555 Lewis Run Road. Admission: $2. All proceeds benefit student activities. Information: 412-469-2551.

Upper St. Clair -- Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road, will hold its annual fall sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10. The sale will be closed from noon to 12:30 p.m. for lunch.

West Mifflin -- Wilson Christian Academy's first annual Christmas Craft and Vendor show will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 1900 Clairton Road. Proceeds will lower tuition for families whose children attend the school.

SPECIAL INTEREST

Bethel Park -- Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road, will hold its 2nd annual Ladies Night Out from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Nov. 9. The program will include finger foods, vendor sales and sessions including cooking demonstrations, yoga, holiday crafts and photography. Cost is $15 if registered by today; $20 if registered after today. To register: 412-835-6621.

Homestead -- The public is invited to attend events to celebrate the 16th pastoral anniversary of the Rev. James Douglas Burwell at Clark Memorial Baptist Church, 1301 Glenn St. Services related to the anniversary will be held at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday and Nov.11; nightly at 7:30 p.m. from Nov. 12 to 16; and concluding with services at 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Nov. 18.

Upper St. Clair -- A dance party for South Hills residents age 60 and older will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Upper St. Clair Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park, 1551 Mayview Road. Register: at the center or online at http://www.yesyoucandance.org/event-registration-2/?ee=26. Tickets: $8 per person in advance; $10 at the door.

Whitehall -- The Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God will hold an All Souls Day Luminary Commemoration at 6:30 p.m. Friday at St. Casimir Cemetery, 1507 Hamilton Drive. A reception will follow at the Motherhouse, 3603 McRoberts Road.

TALKS

Dormont -- Local author Mary Frailey Calland, whose latest book, "Consecrated Dust: A Novel of the Civil War North," focuses on the Allegheny Arsenal explosion and the role that Pittsburghers played in the battle of Antietam, will speak at a Dormont Historical Society event at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 in Dormont Presbyterian Church, 2865 Espy Ave. Free and open to the public.

Pleasant Hills -- Pleasant Hills Public Library, 302 Old Clairton Road, will present a program on genealogy research at 2 p.m. today. Registration requested: 412-655-2424 or pleasanthills@einetwork.net.

Washington -- Linda Reese, a longtime member of the Genealogical Society of Southwestern Pennsylvania, will discuss the meaning of different angels in Victorian cemeteries at 2 p.m. Saturday in the public meeting room of Citizens Library, 55 College St. Free and open to the public.

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