community events

Lebo Light Night, that magical time when all things are possible, will be from 6 to 9 on Thursday, November 19, on Washington Road. Hot chocolate, candy canes, a Christmas tree, tree lighting by Santa (the nice one, not that crazy European dude who might smack you with a walking stick), carriage rides and all the holiday goodwill you can carry away with you.

Holiday for the Birds In his 1963 classic The Birds, Hitchcock showed us what can happen when birds go too long without a little holiday break. So to keep us all safe, once a year the Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy holds Holiday for the Birds, to let the little guys blow off some steam. At 10 a.m., Saturday, December 5, at the library, preschoolers (ages 3 to 6) can make a biodegradable bird feeder, hear stories, and learn about local birds and animals with naturalist Verna McGinley. You need to pre-register at or call 412-341-7307.

Purses and money What else would you ever want to win? Cash and clutches are the key prizes at Outreach Teen & Family Services fifth annual purse bash, in a new location this year: The Fairview Fire Hall, Washington Pike, in Bridgeville. The November 6 event costs $40 a ticket, available at the Outreach office, 666 Washington Road. For will-call tickets, call 412-561-5405.

Loaves of Love Mega Challah Bake. Wednesday November 4 at 7 p.m., at Chabad of the South Hills Mt. Lebanon. $12 in advance, $15 at the door or $36 sponsorship. For more information and registration call Mussie at 412-344-2424 or email

Concordia of the South Hills will host a holiday bazaar on Tuesday, December 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring a variety of vendors, crafts, basket auction, mystery bags and a bake sale. All proceeds benefit Concordia’s Caring Fund. For more information, call 412-294-1306.

St. Louise de Marillac’s Joy of Christmas Craft Show is Saturday, November 21, from 9 to 3:30 at the Parish Center and School, 320 McMurray Road, Upper St. Clair. More than 100 crafters, bake sale, candy sale and Chinese auction. $2 admission. Lunch and snacks available.

Newcomers’ and Neighbors’ Club of Mt. Lebanon meets each month for coffee at various coffee shops around town. New to the area? Been here awhile but looking to meet new people? All women who live or work in Mt. Lebanon are invited. Children are welcome. Join us for coffee and conversation on November 11 and December 9. For more information, contact Louise or Sara at

Seton-LaSalle High School’s Green & Gold Gala, 6 p.m., Saturday, November 21, at The Rivers Club. Tickets are $125 each. In keeping with this year’s theme, STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), his and hers Apple iWatches will be raffled. Raffle tickets are $10 each, 3 for $25 and 7 for $50. For tickets, call 412-561-3583.

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services will host a holiday breakfast to benefit Make-A-Wish Greater PA and West Virginia and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Friday, December 11, at Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South 164 Fort Couch Road. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast served at 9:30 a.m. Tickets are $20. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Joanne Fibbi at the Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services South Hills office (412) 833-5405 or via e-mail at

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