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Bethel Park -- A spring craft fair will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road. Proceeds benefit Prime Time Adult Care, a nonprofit offering medical supervision and physical and mental stimulation for those with Alzheimer's disease.
Bethel Park -- The children's choirs for age 4 through sixth grade will present their spring musical, "The Rock Slinger and His Greatest Hit," at 3 p.m. Sunday at Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road. Information: 412-835-6621 or www.christumc.net.
Munhall -- A musical celebration for Easter will be held at 3 p.m. April 1 at the Homestead Carnegie Library Music Hall, 510 Tenth Ave. Tickets: $4 for adults, $2 for children younger than 12. Information: 412-462-5481.
Upper St. Clair -- The Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. March 31 at the Upper St. Clair Theater, 1820 McLaughlin Run Road. Admission: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for students 13 and older, free for age 12 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Information: 412-279-4030 or www.pittsburghcivicorchestra.org.
Upper St. Clair -- Musicians from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road. Part of Handel's "Messiah" will be performed at the church during 11 a.m. worship Sunday.
Whitehall -- A free course on landscape design will be offered at 7 p.m. Wednesday by Evan Evanovich, a horticultural graduate student from Penn State University and owner of the Landscape Center by Evanovich in Bethel Park. Registration required: www.whitehallpubliclibrary.org or 412-882-6622.
Pleasant Hills -- A 10-week spring Wise Walk program will begin at 9 a.m. April 10 at the Pleasant Hills library with a walk to South Park. Free step counters, T-shirts and weekly snacks will be provided. After the first meeting, walkers will meet at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday at the children's playground parking lot on Corrigan Drive. Registration: 412-655-2424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bethel Park -- St. Valentine Church, 2710 Ohio St., is holding its annual fish fries from 4 to 7:30 p.m. every Friday through March 30 in the church's Frawley Hall. Information: 412-851-9176.
Carrick -- St. Pius Byzantine Catholic Church, 2336 Brownsville Road, is holding its annual Lenten pierogi sale from noon to 6 p.m. every Friday during Lent. Eat in or take out. Information: 412-881-8344.
Castle Shannon -- St. Anne's Fair Committee will sponsor fish fries from 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday during Lent at St. Anne School, 4040 Willow Ave.
Baldwin Borough -- The Baldwin Kiwanis Club will host its annual Monte Carlo night from 6 to 11 p.m. April 21 at Leland Community Center, 5230 Wolfe Drive, to raise funds for community activities and projects in the Baldwin area and South Park, Pleasant Hills and Whitehall.
Bethel Park -- A fundraiser will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. March 30 at the Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Ave., to help a local boys' baseball team compete in an all-star competition in Cooperstown, N.Y. Admission: $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Tickets: Karen Ferris, email@example.com for tickets.
Pleasant Hills -- Pleasant Hills Rotary will hold its annual spaghetti dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. March 31 at Broughton Fire Hall, 1030 Cochrans Mill Road. Cost: $8 for adults, $4 for children younger than 12. Takeout and drive-through available. Proceeds benefit Pleasant Hills Rotary charities. Information: 412-848-9158.
West Mifflin -- Steel Valley Rotary Club will hold its 12th annual Big Band Dinner Dance at 5 p.m. March 31 at Westwood Golf Club, 825 Commonwealth Ave., to benefit the Steel Valley Rotary Club. Cost: $40. Tickets: Jack Seckel, 412-655-7500, ext. 338.
Canonsburg -- A free Easter laser and music show will be held at 8 p.m. April 7 at Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church, 112 West Pike St.
Mt. Lebanon -- A 36-foot canvas labyrinth will be available for meditative walking during business hours April 1-8 in Fellowship Hall of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road.
Peters -- An Easter story time and egg hunt will be held from 6 to 6:45 p.m. April 3 and 5 at Peters Township Public Library. To attend, register in the children's department.
Chartiers -- Rides with the Easter bunny and egg hunts will be offered from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 31-April 1 and April 6-7 at Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, 1 Museum Road. Admission: $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, $7 for children to age 15, free for children younger than 1. Family rate: $35 for two adults and four children.
Mt. Lebanon -- The annual Claudia Circle Rummage Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1066 Washington Road.
Mt. Lebanon -- The St. Winifred Church Women's Guild will hold its 42nd annual Junque sale from 5 to 8 p.m. April 13 and 9 a.m. to noon April 14 in Benedict Hall, 550 Sleepy Hollow Road.
Mt. Lebanon -- A flea market will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 31 at Bower Hill Community Church, 70 Moffett St. Information: 412-561-4114.
Munhall -- Munhall Volunteer Fire Co. No. 2 will host a spring craft and vendor show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21 at the borough building, 1900 West St. Admission and parking are free.
Pleasant Hills -- A book sale will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Hills municipal building, 410 E. Bruceton Road. A $7 entry fee will be collected today only.
Carrick -- Birmingham AARP No. 2757 will meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Birmingham United Church of Christ, 25 Carrick Ave. Entertainment will be provided. Coffee, tea and pastries will be served for donations.
Mt. Lebanon -- The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority will hold a meeting to discuss upcoming sewer improvements from 7 to 9 p.m. April 4 at Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills, 1240 Washington Road. Representatives from Clean Rivers Campaign will discuss how the project will affect communities.
Whitehall -- An intergenerational discussion lunch about "The Hunger Games" book and movie will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 4 at Baldwin High School, 4653 Clairton Blvd. Registration: 412-885-2255.
Bethel Park -- Pastor Jack Stepp will give a sermon on the topic "No Loss is Too Devastating" at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. April 1 at South Hills Assembly, 2725 Bethel Church Road. Information: 412-835-8900 or www.southhillsassembly.org.
South Franklin -- A midnight bingo will be held Saturday at the social hall at 101 Jolly School Road. Doors open at 10 p.m. Games begin at midnight. Admission: $20.
Whitehall -- AARP volunteers are providing free tax preparation assistance to low- and middle-income taxpayers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Monday until April 9. No appointment necessary.
Bethel Park -- Lymphedema will be the topic of the meeting of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Registered Nurses Club at 9:30 a.m. April 17 at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Baptist Road. Information: 412-980-5185.
Bethel Park -- Lillian Meyers will talk about mourning from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. April 15 at St. Valentine Parish Frawley Hall, 2710 Ohio St.
Bethel Park -- Local attorneys will lead a free seminar on Allegheny County property tax assessments and how to file appeals at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel Park Public library. Registration: at the front desk or 412-835-2207.
Peters -- Peters Township Public Library will host Jan Techau, director of Carnegie Europe, on the future of the European Union at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Carnegie Europe is a global think tank, the European center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Registration: at library circulation desk, 724-941-9430 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peters -- Robert J. Gangewere will discuss his new book, "Palace of Culture: Andrew Carnegie's Museums and Library in Pittsburgh," at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Peters Township Public Library. Register: 724-941-9430 or email@example.com.
Peters -- Husband and wife Mary Shaw and Roy Weil will give practical advice on planning a traffic-free bike trip between Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 29 at Peters Township Public Library. Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org, at the library circulation desk or 724-941-9430.
Pleasant Hills -- Robert Mulvihill, director of education at the National Aviary, will talk about bird watching and bird identification at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Pleasant Hills Public Library.
First Published March 22, 2012 6:13 am