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SouthScape: A weekly calendar of events in South communities

Wednesday, April 25, 2001

Compiled by Kathy Samudovsky


West Mifflin -- James Lavelle Catholic School's PSO will sponsor a 4,000-point Super Bingo at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Resurrection Church social hall, off Greensprings Road in the borough's Homeville section. Doors open at noon. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Call 412-462-4344.

Dining out

Duquesne -- Grace United Church of Christ will hold its annual spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday in the social hall, Seventh & Kennedy avenues. Admission will be $5 for adults and $2.50 for children younger than 12. The event will include a bake sale. Call 412-466-1635.


Jefferson Hills -- A nonpartisan forum for West Jefferson Hills School Board candidates will be at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Thomas Jefferson High School auditorium, Old Clairton Road. The League of Women Voters will moderate the audience question-and-answer session. The event is sponsored by the West Jefferson Hills Council of PTAs and West Jefferson Hills Chamber of Commerce.

McKeesport -- A forum for candidates seeking nomination to McKeesport Area school board in the May 15 primary election will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday in McKeesport Area High School's South Hall auditorium, Eden Park Boulevard. Retired state Supreme Court Justice Nicholas Papadakos will moderate. Written questions will be accepted.

The forum is sponsored jointly by the Regional Business Alliance, Mon Valley Education Consortium, McKeesport Area Council of PTAs and McKeesport Area Education Association.

Whitehall -- A nonpartisan forum for Baldwin-Whitehall School Board candidates will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Monday in the Whitehall Community Room, 100 Borough Park Drive. Jeanine Smolarek from

The League of Women Voters will moderate the event. Written questions will be accepted. Sponsors are the Baldwin-Whitehall Council of PTAs, Baldwin Public Library and Whitehall Public Library. Call at 412-882-8426.


Bethel Park -- The Heritage Players will present the musical "Working" at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and May 4 and 5, and at 2 p.m. Sunday and May 6 in the Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Ave. Admission is $7 or $5 for students and senior citizens.

Dormont -- The Pittsburgh Area Theatre Organ Society will present Lew Williams on the Wurlitzer organ at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Keystone Oaks High School, 1000 Kelton Ave. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 412-653-5060.

Elizabeth Township. -- The Elizabeth Forward Area Community Chorus will perform its spring concert "Music Speaks Louder Than Words" at 7:30 p.m. May 4 and 5 and at 3 p.m. May 6 at the Elizabeth Forward High School, Route 48 and Weigles Hill Road. Tickets cost $5 for senior citizens and students and $7 for adults. Proceeds will partly benefit WomansPlace; proceeds from a basket raffle will benefit local food banks. Call 412-751-0526.

Library -- Library Volunteer Fire Co. will present Larry Lee Jones with "Prairie Fire" and special guest "Fiddlin' Mike" from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the fire hall, 6581 Library Road. Cost is $15 per person. Doors and kitchen will open at 7 p.m. Call 412-384-4266 or 412-833-7260.

McKeesport -- Penn State McKeesport theater arts students will present "The Braggart Soldier," a play by Greek author Plautus, at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Friday and Saturday in the Buck Union Building off Eden Park Boulevard.

Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children. Campus students with identification can attend for free. Call 412-675-9464.

Munhall -- Singer Andras Jones will perform in "A Curmudgeon for All Seasons," the title of his newest CD, at 7 p.m. Saturday in The Carnegie Library of Homestead Music Hall, 510 10th Ave. The opening act is cowboy rapper "Sandman." Admission is $10. Call 412-462-3027.

Upper St. Clair -- The Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera will present the family musical production "Nellie Bly" at 7:30 p.m. May 9 in Upper St. Clair High School Theatre, 1825 McLaughlin Run Road.

Advance tickets are $5 and can be purchased by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope with a check made payable to: Community Foundation of Upper St. Clair, 2585 Washington Road, Suite 131A, Pittsburgh 15241 or The Almanac, 395 Valley Brook Road, McMurray 15317.

West Mifflin/Duquesne -- The Junior Tamburitzans of Duquesne will present its 39th annual concert at 3 p.m. Saturday in New Emerson Elementary School, 1922 Pennsylvania Ave., West Mifflin.

A reception will follow in the American-Croatian Club, 1111 W. Grant Ave., Duquesne. Home-cooked dinners prepared by the parents' organization will be served. Tickets are $5.

Whitehall/Upper St. Clair -- The River City Brass Band is accepting reservations for "By Popular Demand II," a concert of the most requested songs, at 3 p.m. May 6 at Baldwin High School, Whitehall, and at 8 p.m. May 8 at Upper St. Clair Theater, Upper St. Clair. Call 412-322-7222 or (800) 292-7222.

Flea markets

Brentwood -- St. Sylvester's Boy Scout Troop 296 will hold its 11th annual flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the church basement, 3754 Brownsville Road.

Castle Shannon -- The Friends of the Castle Shannon Library will sponsor a flea market and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Anne's School gymnasium, 4040 Willow Ave. Call 412-563-4552.


Areawide -- The March of Dimes' 10-kilometer WalkAmerica fund-raiser will start at 9 a.m.:

Saturday: at Uniontown City Hall, Uniontown

Sunday: at Mingo Creek Park, off of 88, Monongahela; and at Point State Park, Pittsburgh

Funds raised will support research and programs that benefit babies across the nation and in local communities. For sponsor information, call (800) 4-BABIES.

Bethel Park -- The Bethel Woman's Club is selling tickets for a special card/game party at noon May 9 at the Clubhouse to benefit Bethel Park resident Bobby Marquardt, 4, a leukemia victim who has been in Children's Hospital since Christmas. Tickets are $10. Call 412-835-9567.

Edgewood -- The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf's Parents' Organization will sponsor a "DEAF WRESTLEFEST 2K1" fund-raiser at 6 p.m. Sunday at 300 E. Swissvale Ave.

The lineup will feature The Patriot vs. King Kaluha, Nasty Nick Crane, Doink the Clown, Bubba from B-94 FM Radio, Lady Wrestlers and others. The family event will be sign language-interpreted. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door. Call 412-678-3287.

Mt. Lebanon -- Mt. Lebanon Montessori School & Academy, 550 Sleepy Hollow Road, will hold "Montessori Internationale," a community celebration in a marketplace format, from noon to 3 p.m. May 5.

Ticket cost includes unlimited access to an international luncheon buffet. Marketplace items include aprons, Mother's Day plants and gourmet items. Activities include a petting zoo.

Advance tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for children; children under 2 are free. Call 412-563-2858.

South Park -- The South Hills Crisis Pregnancy Center is accepting sponsors for its 2001 Walk for Life fund-raiser at 10 a.m. May 12 in South Park's Craig Grove playground. For sponsor forms, call 412-531-2112.

Upper St. Clair -- Reservations are being accepted for the fourth annual St. Clair Hospital Golf Classic on July 23 at St. Clair Country Club.

Proceeds will benefit the hospital's Heart Center and Center for Motion Recovery. Shotgun starts will be at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis with a paid reservation.

The cost for individual golfers is $450 and for a foursome is $1,800. Nongolfers can attend the silent auction and dinner for a fee. Call 412-344-6600, Ext. 2465.


Bethel Park -- UPMC South Hills will offer a free seminar on Indigo laser treatment, a new procedure for treating enlarged prostate, at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. next Wednesday at 1300 Oxford Drive.

At each session, Dr. Frank Costa of the Urology Institute of Pittsburgh will speak on the new procedure. Registration is required. Call 412-647-8762.

Mt. Lebanon -- St. Clair Hospital will hold its next Feminine Focus Series program titled "Eating Disorders: Symptoms and Treatment" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 3 in the hospital's fourth-floor meeting room.

To register, call 412-344-6600, Ext. 2590.

West Virginia -- The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America is accepting registrations for "Camp Guts and Glory," a summer camp for children ages 10 through 17 with Irritable Bowl Syndrome, from Aug. 19 to 25 at Camp Tall Timbers in High View, W.Va. Bussing from Pittsburgh will be provided.

Cost is $25 for CCFA members and $50 plus a CCFA membership for nonmembers. For an application, call CCFA at (800) 627-6467.


Baldwin Borough -- Mary Lou Cook, Penn State Extension master gardener, will give tips on lawn and garden care at 7 p.m. Monday at Baldwin Borough Public Library, 41 Macek Drive. To register, call 412-885-2255.

Brentwood -- Dancers from Mary Ellen Shade's School of Dance will perform from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Brentwood Library, 3501 Brownsville Road. Call 412-882-5694.

Mt. Lebanon -- Movie critic Elaine Wertheim will show "Great Scenes! Great Movies!" and discuss movies of the 20th century at 7 p.m. Monday at Mt. Lebanon Public Library, 16 Castle Shannon Blvd.

Friends of the Library's annual meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday will feature local author Clare Ansberry discussing her book, "The Women of Troy Hill." Call 412-531-1912.

Peters -- Phoebe Eskenazi from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology will hold two programs May 3 on Indians of the Southwest at Peters Township Public Library, 616 E. McMurray Road.

Children will meet at 4:30 p.m. and adults at 7 p.m.

The library will have Internet classes on May 5 and beginner's computer classes on May 7. Both cost $6, require registration and will be held in the morning. Call 724-941-9430.

Whitehall -- A mother-daughter tea will be held at Whitehall Public Library, 100 Borough Park Drive from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $4. Call 412-882-6622.


Downtown -- The Brookside Woman's Club is accepting reservations for a 9 a.m. May 4 tour of Heinz Hall.

The club will watch a Pittsburgh Symphony rehearsal conducted by Mariss Jansons. A casual luncheon in the Mozart Room will follow. For reservations, call 412-833-7932.

Green Tree -- State Rep. Tom Stevenson, R-Mt. Lebanon, will hold a town meeting on special education from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 3 in the Green Tree Municipal Building, 10 W. Manilla Ave. Call 412-571-2169.


Upper St. Clair -- Exercise classes from eerobics to power kickboxing will be held between April 30 and June 16 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road. For details, call 412-835-6630, Ext. 224.


Bethel Park --Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road, will have a Missa Gaia (Earth Mass) at 7:30 p.m. Sunday with Joe Negri on guitar and members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The concert is free. Call 412-835-6621.

Bethel Park -- Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Road, will have the Ferla Marcinizyn Guitar Duo with Daphne Alderson at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The concert is free. Call 412-835-0405.

Mt. Lebanon -- The Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Women will hold their "Reflections" annual spring fashion show and luncheon at noon Saturday at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, West Liberty Avenue and Scott Road. Advance tickets are $15 each. Proceeds will be used for church mission projects. Call 412-531-7131.

Pleasant Hills --Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road, will hold a guitar workshop with Steve Turley at 4:30 p.m. May 6 followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call 412-655-2000, Ext. 128.

Upper St. Clair --Pittsburgh Presbyterian Women's annual Spring Gathering will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road. Call 412-221-2607.


Bethel Park -- The Catholic Alumni Club of Greater Pittsburgh will celebrate "Singles Sunday" with a Mass at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Thomas More Church, 126 Fort Couch Road.

A pizza party and social will follow. A $5 donation is requested. Call 412-341-4070.

Green Tree -- Sophisticated Singles will hold its 16th anniversary dance party from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. May 4 in the grand ballroom of the Holiday Inn-Green Tree.

A card reader will be available, and a disc jockey will spin tunes dating back to the '50s. Admission at the door is $7 per person. Call 412-572-5259 for a free events guide.


Brentwood -- Monday is the deadline to purchase advance tickets for the Spring Fling card party and luncheon at noon May 5 sponsored by the Women's Guild/Christian Mothers of St. Sylvester Church, 3754 Brownsville Road. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Call 412-882-8582.

Homestead -- The Homestead Elks 650 will hold a 100th anniversary dinner-dance at 6 p.m. Saturday at the lodge, 229 E. Ninth Ave. Myrna's Catering Inc. will provide dinner, and there will be a cash bar.

The band, Double Exposure, will entertain. Admission is $22. Call 412-461-4778.

Special interest

Brentwood -- The Greater Bridgeville Area Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets for its ninth annual chamber raffle to be held June 13. Grand prize will be $15,000 cash. Tickets cost $60 each.

Proceeds will benefit the Building Maintenance Fund, which provides for upkeep of the Washington Pike facility. Call 412-221-4100.

Downtown -- May 2 is the registration deadline for The Girl Scouts of Southwestern Pennsylvania's GirlSports Fun Day to take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 11 at First United Methodist Church, 5402 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh.

The camp is open to girls in kindergarten through fifth grade. Cost is $5. For details, call (800) 248-3355, Ext. 2225.

McKeesport -- The YWCA's annual Mon Valley Women of Achievement awards dinner will be May 6 at the Youghiogheny Country Club. Tickets are $30. Call 412-664-7146.

Pleasant Hills -- The Century III Chapter of the Allegheny Networkers Referral and Marketing Group is accepting reservations for a free breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. May 3 in Damon's Restaurant, Southland Shopping Center. The meeting is open to local businesses and professionals. Call Dottie Miller at 412-215-1923.


McKeesport -- McKeesport Area High School will present "Celebrate the Arts" from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the high school's South Hall, Eden Park Boulevard. Local artists and district students will showcase their musical, visual and performing talents at this community event.

Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners will perform at 3 p.m. Tickets for adults are $5 in advance or $7 at the door, and for senior citizens and students are $3 in advance or $5 at the door. Call 412-664-3650.

McKeesport -- Penn State McKeesport will hold an adult drop-in information session from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Frable Conference Center, off University Drive.

Admission representatives will describe the university's new bachelor's degree in business with options in marketing management or individualized studies, and the information sciences and technology bachelor's degree. Call 412-675-9010.


Downtown -- The Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council is seeking volunteer tutors to teach reading, writing, math, computer skills and English as a second language to adult students in Allegheny County.

Participants wishing to teach English should attend training sessions May 1, 3, 8 and 10. All tutors must receive 12 hours of training before helping students. Call 412-661-7323.


Homestead -- The Mon Valley Initiative will sponsor a "Dollar and $ense Workshop: Making Your Payroll Work" from 4 to 6 p.m. tomorrow at the 303/305 E. Eighth Ave. location. Call 412-464-4000.

To include your event in Southscape, send details - description of activity, time(s), date(s), exact location (including street address and municipality), cost and registration details, plus a contact person's name and daytime telephone number, including area code -- to Kathy Samudovsky, South, 34 Blvd. of the Allies, Pittsburgh 15222, or fax to 412-263-1877. Information must be received two to three weeks before publication date.

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