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Center for Theater Arts’ (CTA) 35th annual gala, Reach for a Star, is Saturday, March 12, at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe. It will feature a dinner, auctions and special guest Henry Krieger, the Broadway composer who with lyricist Tom Eyen created the score for Dreamgirls, earning a Tony nomination and a Grammy award. Krieger received two Tonys for The Tap Dance Kid, and has worked on many productions over 35 years. The CTA recently received Pennsylvania Theatre Guild’s Reader’s Choice award for Best Theater Program for Young Artists. For gala info: 412-563-5080 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mt. Lebanon Junior Women’s Club charity gala, “Spectacular! Spectacular!,” is at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 19 at the Doubletree, 1 Bigelow Square. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Education Partnership, with funds purchasing homework kits for children in local schools. Club members will assemble the kits themselves and deliver them to needy children in schools this fall. Benefit chairs are Sara Brett and Maggie Poole. Tickets are $90 each. A donation button is also available on the site for people who cannot attend but would like to donate to the charity.
Pittsburgh Pharaohs Hockey’s 9th annual “Lacin’ ‘em up for MDA” charity hockey game will be at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 26, at the Mt. Lebanon Ice Center. Proceeds benefit the Pittsburgh chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Admission to the game is a $10 donation to the MDA. Raffles, prizes and a bake sale. More information at www.pharaohshockey.org.
The Three Rivers Quilters Guild will present its 2016 quilt show, Thursday, March 17, through Saturday, March 19, at the IBEW Circuit Center, 5 Hot Metal Street on the South Side. More than 120 quilts, plus quilting demonstrations, food, vendors and quilt appraisals. For ticket prices, hours and more information, visit www.threeriversquilters.org/quiltshow.html.
The Dormont-Mt. Lebanon-Castle Shannon Rotary presents its 9th annual Taste of the South Hills charity event, 6 p.m., Saturday, March 19, at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church on Gilkeson Road. Food, auctions, entertainment and more. Music by Uptown Rhythm and Brass. The proceeds from the Taste of the South Hills benefit a wide variety of causes and organizations locally, nationally and internationally. For more information, visit www.tasteofthesouthhills.com.
The Women’s Golf Association of Mt. Lebanon invites you to join them every Tuesday from April through September. Membership open to all women, all skill levels, residents and non-residents. For more info call Sharon Ackerman at 412-480-3319.
Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) will hold its next volunteer tutor training at the Dormont Library Saturdays, March 19 and 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The next scheduled English as a Second Language tutor training is at Mt. Lebanon Library, May 17, 18, 24 and 25 from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. The tutor training and all tutoring materials are free. For more information, please contact Anita at email@example.com.
St. Winifred Church Women’s Guild will hold its 46th Annual Junque Sale on Friday, April 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, April 2, from 9 a.m. until noon in Benedict Hall at 550 Sleepy Hollow Road. Free Admission. Refreshments available. Bag sales on Saturday at 10.
The Mt. Lebanon Foundation for Education’s second annual Taste of Lebo Battle of the Appetizers is Saturday, April 16, from 2 to 5 p.m., in Clearview Common. Mt. Lebanon restaurants present the finest appetizers. Entertainment by Mt. Lebanon School District student ensembles. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, and free for children 8 and under. Purchase in advance at www.mtlsd.org/mlfe.
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