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CHILDREN

Bethel Park -- Christian music artist Randall Goodgame will perform his Slugs & Bugs tour for children age 10 and younger at 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road. Cost: $5. Tickets: 412-835-6621.

CLASSES

Brentwood -- St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 4048 Brownsville Road, will host Life After Caregiving, a four-month support group series for those who have lost a loved one and had an active role in providing that person's care. The group will meet at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month through Dec. 10. Information: Christine at 412-881-4100 or communityservice@johnfslater.com.

Brookline -- The Heritage Players are offering acting and dance classes for all ages at Seton Center, 1900 Pioneer Ave. Classes begin Friday. Course descriptions and online registration: www.heritageplayers.org or 412-254-4633.

Dravosburg -- The Happy Go Lucky Dance Club will offer a free introduction to Western-style square dance from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Friday at the Dravosburg No. 2 Fire Hall, 1207 Luscombe Lane. A free full lesson will be offered from 7 to 9 p.m. next Thursday. Subsequent lessons will cost $5 per session.

Rostraver -- Monongahela Valley Hospital will host free one-hour nutrition classes at 11 a.m. today and next Thursday at the Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, 800 Plaza Drive. Preregistration required: 724-258-1320.

FOOD

Monongahela -- Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church will hold its 15th annual Ethnicfest from 10 a.m. until dusk Sept. 28 and from noon until dusk Sept. 29 in Chess Park.

FUNDRAISER

Bethel Park -- The Bethel Park Lions will hold a fall fish fry, offering fried or baked fish or shrimp dinners with coleslaw, french fries or macaroni and cheese, from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Lions Park, 5757 Irishtown Road. Cost: $9. Takeout available. Proceeds benefit Lions charities.

Green Tree -- A spaghetti dinner to benefit FosterCat Inc., an all-volunteer organization to provide for temporary care and permanent placement of homeless kittens and cats, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1146 Greentree Road. Tickets are $9 for adults and $4 for children ages 12 and younger. Tickets: www.fostercat.org or 412-481-9144.

Whitehall -- The Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club will hold its 14th annual fall card party from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 at South Hills Country Club, 4305 Brownsville Road. All proceeds go to the nursing scholarship fund. Admission, open to public: $25, includes lunch and door prizes. Tickets for a ticket auction and raffles will be sold at the event. Lunch tickets are being sold in advance; call Elizabeth Breneman, 412-655-9420.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Brentwood -- Play Wii bowling at 2 p.m. today at the Brentwood Library, 3501 Brownsville Road.

South Hills -- St. Clair Hospital is conducting its annual free prostate screenings for men ages 55 and older. Participants must attend an educational seminar on prostate cancer and screenings at 6 p.m. Oct. 1 at St. Clair Hospital's main campus in Mt. Lebanon, 1000 Bower Hill Road, where they will provide blood samples to detect prostate-specific antigen levels. Physical screenings will be conducted from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 29 at the St. Clair Hospital Outpatient Center at Village Square in Bethel Park, 2000 Oxford Drive. Space is limited Preregister by Sept. 26: 412-942-5082.

Upper St. Clair -- The game of pickleball is played from 1:30 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday at the Community and Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park, 1551 Mayview Road. Cost is $25 for 10 sessions, or $3 a session for rec center members and Upper St. Clair residents. Cost is $35 for 10 sessions and $4 per session for residents of surrounding communities. The game is for ages 50 and older. No experience necessary, just gym shoes. More information: 412-221-1099, ext. 603.

MARKETS

Dormont -- A farmers market is being held from 4 to 7 p.m. each Monday through Oct. 28 at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church parking lot, Alabama and West Liberty avenues.

Pleasant Hills -- The Pleasant Hills Lions Club is holding a farmers market from 3:30 to 7 p.m. each Thursday through Oct. 17 in the parking lot of Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road.

MUSIC

South Park -- The Friends of South Park are sponsoring an open mic acoustic event from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Mojo's South Park Bar & Grill at the South Park Golf Course. Admission fee is $5. Information: 412-897-2403.

OPEN HOUSE

Mt. Lebanon -- All current eighth-graders are invited to visit Seton-La Salle Catholic High School at 1000 McNeilly Road from 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Sept. 30. Register by Sept. 23: www.slshs.org or 412-561-3583, ext. 127.

OUTDOORS

Dravosburg -- The Dravosburg American Legion Post 380 will sponsor a motorcycle run starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at 51 Duquesne Ave. Register at the start for $25 per driver and $15 per rider. The 80-mile ride will include two stops and will have a police escort. Proceeds benefit Operation Troop Appreciation. Rain date is Sunday.

Mt. Lebanon -- The Historical Society of Mount Lebanon is offering a variety of tours in September and October, including a 90-minute tour of Mt. Lebanon's Washington Road business district at 6 p.m. next Thursday. Meet at the History Center, 200 Lebanon Ave. A 90-minute tour of Mt. Lebanon Cemetery will begin at 1 p.m. Oct. 26. Meet at the cemetery's front gate on Washington Road. Preregistration required for all tours. Email cready@gmail.com or call 412-418-9348. Tours are $5 for Historical Society members and $10 for nonmembers.

Nottingham -- The Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation will offer 50-minute group hayrides, accommodating 25 people an hour, on Fridays and Saturdays in October in Mingo Creek County Park. Hayrides will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 11, 18 and 25; 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 12; and 1 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19 and 26. Cost: $50 per hayride. To reserve a time: 724-228-6867.

RELIGIOUS

Bethel Park -- Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road, will begin a program called Wednesday Night at Church at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 25, with dinner followed by classes and worship. Dinner: $6 for adults, $3 for ages 4 to 12; $18 maximum per family. To attend: 412-835-6621 or www.christumc.net.

SALES

Whitehall -- A book sale to benefit the Whitehall Public Library will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 3, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4-5 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Whitehall Borough Community Room at 100 Borough Park Drive. It is sponsored by moving company Two Men and a Truck.

TALKS

Monongahela -- The Monongahela Area Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 in the parlor room of the First Presbyterian Church at 609 Chess St. to hear Miles S. Richards of White Oak speak about the life of Walter Forward, after whom Forward Township is named. The event is free and open to the public.

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To include your event, send details with a daytime phone number to Kaitlynn Riely, c/o Southscape, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 34 Blvd of the Allies, Pittsburgh 15222 or email her at suburbanliving@post-gazette.com. Information must be received at least two weeks before the event. No attachments, please.


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