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Mt. Lebanon -- Mt. Lebanon United Lutheran Church, 975 Washington Road, will hold vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon July 9-13. Cost is $7.50 per child or $15 per family. More information: www.mtleboluth.org or call 412-563-0300.
Jefferson Hills -- Children who are pre-teens through teenagers can join the summer children's reading program through July at the Jefferson Hills Public Library, 925 Old Clairton Road. Register online: www.jeffersonhillslibrary.org.
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. Saturday. Call to register: 412-885-2255.
Carnegie -- A strawberry festival and craft show will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Carnegie United Methodist Church, 415 Washington Ave.
South Park -- An Independence Day celebration will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. July 1 at the Oliver Miller Homestead, Stone Manse Drive. The Declaration of Independence will be read at 2 p.m. Admission is $2 or free for past or present members of the U.S. military. Information: www.olivermiller.org or 412-835-1554.
Mt. Lebanon -- The Historical Society of Mt. Lebanon will offer 90-minute walking tours of the community's sights and architecture at 6 p.m. July 19, Aug. 7, Sept. 18, and Oct. 6 and 29. Reservations required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a message at 412-418-9348. Cost is $5 for members of the Historical Society of Mt. Lebanon, $10 for nonmembers.
Nottingham -- A "firefly frolic and campfire" event will be held at 8 a.m. July 11 at Shelter 2 at Mingo Creek County Park, with firefly catching and marshmallow roasting. Preregistration required: 724-228-6867.
Upper St. Clair -- The Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club will present a slide show on mushrooms and will hold a walk from 9 a.m. to noon July 28 at Boyce-Mayview Park's Outdoor Classroom, at 1571 Mayview Road. Bring mushrooms from home for identification. Cost is $15 or $10 for mushroom club members with current membership cards.
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.
Mt. Lebanon -- The Mount Lebanon Village Intergenerational Summer Games will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Salvation Army Community Center, 1060 McNeilly Road. Representatives of the Mt. Lebanon Public Library will record stories from members of the community. There will be games, activities and lunch served. Cost is $10 per person and $25 per family. Tickets available at Betsy's Ice Cream, 664 Washington Road, or by calling Mount Lebanon Village: 412-343-4054.
Jefferson Hills -- St. Thomas a'Becket Catholic Church will hold its annual festival from 6 to 11 p.m. next Thursday through June 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.
South Park -- A quilting demonstration and exhibit will be offered at the Oliver Miller Homestead on Stone Manse Drive from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2. More information: www.olivermiller.org or 412-835-1554.
Bentleyville -- A hog roast and country music concert to benefit several Washington County charities is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Eagles picnic grounds.
Proceeds go to the CASA for Kids and Make a wish organizations, as well as the Bentleyville Fire Department.
Performing will be a number of national and regional singers and county bands. There will be lawn and pavilion seating and the all-day event will be held rain or shine..
Tickets are $17.50 in advance at the Eagles; $25 Saturday at the door.
Peters -- Lawrence Gallant, a local explorer, author and historian, will deliver a free presentation on the ancient fortresses of the Ohio and Monongahela river valleys at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Wright Methodist Church meeting room, 785 Venetia Road.
First Published June 21, 2012 12:00 am