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Pleasant Hills -- Preschool story time for children ages 3 1/2 to 5, including songs, a craft and a snack, will be held at 10:30 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 18 at Pleasant Hills Public Library, 302 Old Clairton Road. No registration required.
Whitehall -- The organization of Baldwin Community Methodist Women will hold its annual homemade cookie sale from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 8 at the church, 5001 Baptist Road. Cookies will be sold at $8 per pound. Proceeds will benefit missions for women, children and youth.
Dormont -- The Keystone Oaks Marching Band annual Christmas tree sale will run from Nov. 27 to Dec. 15, or until trees run out, with a selection of trees and wreaths available in the parking lot of the Dormont pool, 1801 Dormont Ave. Prices for trees range from $25 to $65. The sale will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekends and from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays.
Whitehall -- The Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God are selling pumpkin spice, hazelnut, French vanilla and hazelnut decaffeinated coffee during the holiday season in 12-ounce bags for $9.99. Profits will defray the cost of caring for retired and infirm sisters. Minimum order that can be mailed is two bags. Orders can be sent to the sisters at 3603 McRoberts Road, Pittsburgh PA 15234 or call: 412- 885-7223.
Bethel Park -- Christmas gifts can be purchased at a craft and vendor sale from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 4500 Hamilton Road. Demonstrations, such as bow-making, will be held every 30 minutes. A children's craft will be held at 3:30 p.m. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-884-2722 or www.hamiltonpresbyterian.org.
California -- California United Methodist Church will hold its annual homemade Christmas cookie sale at 9:45 a.m. Dec. 1 at 227 Third and Liberty streets. Different cookies will be available for $12 per box.
Green Tree -- St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic School, 915 Alice St., will hold a holiday craft show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1, including lunch, a bake sale and raffles.
Mt. Lebanon -- The Mt. Lebanon Winter Guard will host a pancake breakfast with Santa beginning at 8 a.m. Dec. 8 at Mt. Lebanon High School, 155 Cochran Road. A winter carnival also will be held at the high school on the same day until noon. Tickets to the breakfast are $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 2 to 5 and free for children 2 and younger. Ticket form is available at www.leboband.com. Tickets are available at door after Nov. 28.
Jefferson Hills -- The borough of Jefferson Hills will host its 11th annual holiday celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 26 at the municipal building, 925 Old Clairton Road. Residents are asked to bring a new toy to donate to local families in need of help this Christmas.
Peters -- An annual tree lighting ceremony and holiday party will be held at Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Road, at 6 p.m. Dec. 2.
Scott -- A gingerbread house workshop will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at Scott Township Public Library, 301 Lindsay Road. Milk carton base, graham crackers and candy will be supplied, but bring extra candy donations.
West Mifflin -- Friday at 5 p.m. is opening of the 2nd Annual Kennywood Holiday Lights show. The event features 1,000,000 lights, some midway rides, foods, an area for kids to write letters to Santa, cookie decorating, a model train display, memorabilia from "It's a Wonderful Life" -- and, of course, Santa Claus. A holiday light show starts every half hour in the area surrounding the Lagoon.
The event continues from 5 to 9 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night through Dec. 30, plus Dec. 26 and 27. Admission is $15.99; a $2 discount if you buy tickets in advance at participating Giant Eagle locations. Children age 2 and younger free, so is parking. Details: www.kennywood.com.
Baldwin Borough -- An intergenerational book discussion about Yann Martel's "Life of Pi" and a luncheon will be held with Baldwin High School students from 11:30 to 12:45 p.m. Nov. 28 in Baldwin Borough Public Library's program room. Anyone who has read the book is invited. Register by Nov. 26: 412-885-2255 or email@example.com.
Bethel Park -- The Rev. Hugh Burns, a Dominican preacher, will conduct a parish mission titled "Get Real: Religion with Two Feet on the Ground" at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at St. Valentine Church, 2710 Ohio St. Subsequent talks on topics such as Christian joy and coping with anger will be held at the church at 7 p.m. Dec. 3-5, with a Mass at 11 a.m. Dec. 5.
Mt. Lebanon -- The Mt. Lebanon High School percussion ensemble will hold holiday concerts at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6-7 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 8. in Mt. Lebanon High School auditorium, 155 Cochran Road. Ticket prices: $10 for adults, $8 for students for Thursday and Friday shows and $6.50 for all tickets to the Saturday matinee. Tickets: 412-563-4201.
Peters -- Samuel Hazo, Pennsylvania's first poet laureate, will give a talk titled "Poetry in Public Speech" from 2 to 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Road. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the library circulation desk, or call 724-941-9430. A book signing and reception will follow.
First Published November 21, 2012 12:00 am