down in front!

Serve to Cure participants, from left, Joe McKennan, Jason Stentz, Margaret Izzo, Marlo Schiffman, Jennifer Daley, Katherine Izzo, Mt. Lebanon tennis director Hank Hughes and Kyle Carskadden.


have fun; do good

Serve2Cure: A Rally to Ace Cancer, one of Western Pa.’s largest charity tennis tourneys, will have its 5th annual tournament Friday, September 18, through Sunday, September 20, at Mt. Lebanon Tennis Center to benefit the Young Women’s Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation. Sue Byrne, Jenn Daley, Katy Duda, Margaret Izzo and Elizabeth Rychcik were on the planning committee. The event has categories for men, women, doubles and juniors in addition to cardio tennis classes, pro matches, raffles and silent auctions. It has raised more than $66,000 for cancer-related charities since its inception. Register online.

Mt. Lebanon grad, Alvin Zhu.
Mt. Lebanon grad, Alvin Zhu.

piano prodigy

Pianist Alvin Zhu kicks off Music for Mt. Lebanon’s 70th season on Saturday, October 3, at Southminster Presbyterian Church. Zhu, a Mt. Lebanon native (Class of 2009) and Juilliard graduate, has performed with orchestras around the world. Zhu has been awarded the C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellowship at Juilliard. He will play selections from Beethoven, Chopin, Barber and Mussorgsky. Tickets are $30 ($15 for students). Purchase at the door or online


news seniors can use

State Rep. Dan Miller is hosting a Senior Fair, from 9 to noon on Thursday, October 1, at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 123 Gilkeson Road. Stop by for free flu shots and health screenings, giveaways, door prizes and light refreshments. Representatives from local, state and federal offices will be on hand, as well as local businesses and service providers.

Training at the Citizen's Fire Academy. Photo by Sam Oshlag.
Training at the Citizen’s Fire Academy. Photo by Sam Oshlag.

experience firefighting

There’s still time to sign up for the Mt. Lebanon Fire Department’s Citizens Fire Academy, September 9 to November 15. Classes meet Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m., with one daylong Saturday class at the Washington County Fire Academy on November 7. Get a feeling for what it’s like to be a firefighter, and, if it looks like fun, maybe you could join the volunteer department. Registration is open to residents and business owners 18 or older who live in Mt. Lebanon, Dormont or Castle Shannon. Check the fire department website or call 412-343-1697 for more details.


UPCOMING EVENTS Mainstay Life Services’ fundraiser, the Charlie Ross Memorial Charity Invitational Golf Outing, is Friday, September 18, at Lindenwood Golf Club in Canonsburg. The day includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch, dinner, prizes, silent auction and raffle. Mainstay is a nonprofit organization that provides community living arrangements and supports for people with developmental disabilities. Register online or call 412-344-3640.

Chabad of the South Hills and the South Hills Jewish Community Center will co-sponsor a high holiday seniors lunch at 12:30 p.m., on Tuesday, September 8, at the South Hills JCC, 345 Kane Boulevard. The event, which is wheelchair accessible, will include High Holiday music, honey cake for dessert and a guest speaker from the Jewish Association on Aging, who will host a talk called Relax, Refocus and Revitalize. There is a $5 suggested donation. For more information or to register, call Chabad of the South Hills at 412-278-2658.

Help a child  learn to read through OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring. No teaching experience is necessary. Adults 50 and over receive free fraining. Information? 412-232-2021 or This program is operated in partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

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? Join us for coffee and conversation. All women who live or work in Mt. Lebanon are invited. Children are welcome. For more information, contact Louise or Sara at

St. Gregory’s Byzantine Catholic Church will host A Tasteful Night, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., Friday, October 30, at the Crowne Plaza on Fort Couch Road. Food from more than a dozen downtown and South Hills restaurants, live entertainment, and Chinese, silent, and live auctions. Tickets are $60. For more information, contact Sharon Opal at 412-721-3799 or Barbara Stasiuk at 412- 885-2140.

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