April 2017 events: Tomato Workshop, Genealogical Society Screening, Taste of Lebo, Denis Theatre in Dormont, Veterans Breakfast Club, Josh Gibson Opera, Seraphic Singers, Outreach Gala, Fairway Swingers, Pre-Passover Luncheon, Easter Egg Hunt, Volunteer for the Nature Conservancy, Mt. Lebanon Senior Men’s Golf Club, Death of a Salesman, Pittsburgh Tartan Day, Harmony Singers’ Annual Show
What’s the secret to growing epic tomatoes? Find out at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden’s class on Thursday, April 13, at 6 p.m. Instructor Craig LeHoullier will talk about tomato history, growing different tomato varieties in Pittsburgh soil and how to succeed from seed to harvest.
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The Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society will host a screening of The Barefoot Genealogist’s video, Crafting a Research Plan, Monday, April 17, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Lebanon Public Library. A question and answer session will follow. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to join the club.
Battle of the Appetizers
Sample appetizers from 12 local restaurants and support the Mt. Lebanon Foundation for Education at the 3rd annual Taste of Lebo, 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at Clearview Common, Uptown.
Deli Man in Dormont
The Denis Theatre Foundation presents a special viewing of Deli Man on Sunday, April 23, at 6 p.m. at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont. The film is an entertaining 2015 documentary about the lively world of kosher delis. The event will also include food (we hope deli-themed). www.denistheatre.org
Calling all veterans
The Veterans Breakfast Club will meet Tuesday, April 25, at 8:30 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church in Bethel Park. The club sponsors monthly breakfasts to help foster veteran communities and share stories. The breakfast buffet is $12, and you must RSVP to email@example.com.
The Summer King
Pittsburghers, opera lovers and baseball fans will enjoy Pittsburgh Opera’s The Summer King, about Pittsburgh native Josh Gibson and his baseball career. The opera will be performed at the Benedum Center from April 29 to May 7. www.pittsburghopera.org
Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church will host the Seraphic Singers, a 12-voice professional women’s chorus, Sunday, April 30, at 4 p.m. The group will perform music ranging from contemporary, to classic, to musical theater and more. www.seraphicsingers.com
Night at the Speakeasy
Be the cat’s meow at Outreach Teen & Family Services’ annual fundraiser, Night at the Speakeasy! on Tuesday, May 2, on the Sienna Mercato rooftop. KDKA-TV’s Ken Rice will emcee the event, and Elena LaQuatra, Miss Pennsylvania USA 2016, will be a special guest. www.outreachteen.org
The Fairway Swingers Women’s Golf League meets every Thursday morning at Mt. Lebanon Golf Course from April through September. Golfers of all skill levels are welcome to join. Email Marlyntay@gmail.com for more information.
Chabad of the South Hills is hosting a Pre-Passover Seniors Luncheon on Wednesday, April 5, at 12 p.m. The event will include musical holiday entertainment, Passover treats and raffle prizes, all for a suggested $5 donation. Call 412-278-2658 for more information.
Sunset Hills United Presbyterian Church will host a free community Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to noon. Kids of all ages are welcome to attend. The event will feature an indoor egg hunt, craft stations, refreshments and more.
Help Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy spruce up the trails in Bird Park and Twin Hills to prepare them for the summer months. The conservancy is looking for volunteers in Twin Hills Park on Saturday, April 8, and in Bird Park on Saturday, April 29. Both sessions will take place from 9 a.m. until noon. www.LeboNature.org.
Opening day for The Mt. Lebanon Senior Men’s Golf Club is Wednesday, April 12, at Mt. Lebanon Golf Course. Founded in 1964, the club is open to all men (both residents and non-residents) aged 55 and over. The club plays Wednesday mornings from April to October at Mt. Lebanon Golf Course, and dues are $25 for the year. Visit www.mensgolfmtlebo.webs.com for more information.
The Good Wife star Zach Grenier is coming to Pittsburgh to play Willy Loman in Pittsburgh Public Theater’s production of Death of a Salesman, running April 20 to May 21 at the O’Reilly Theater downtown. www.ppt.org.
Pittsburgh’s Tartan Day, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Road, will have Scottish entertainment, food, vendors, workshops, raffles, clans and genealogy. www.standrewspittsburgh.org.
The Harmony Singers’ annual show will be held on Saturday, April 29, at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 30, at 2:30 p.m. Both concerts will be performed at Chartiers Valley Intermediate School, 2030 Swallow Hill Road, and the concert’s theme is “Happy Harmony! Songs That Make You Smile,” featuring upbeat selections from a wide range of genres. www.HarmonySingers.org