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CHORALE CONCERT The South Hills Chorale presents its spring concert, Star Spangled Spring, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road. The concert is a collection of Broadway, patriotic and American folk tunes, including selections from Oklahoma! and other works by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Tickets are $20 and are available from chorale members, online, at the door, or email For more information, call 412-221-9109.


FREE INCOME TAX HELP: The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is available through April 12 to help taxpayers who earn less than $52,000. No appointments necessary. For help, go to the Bible Chapel, 300 Gallery Drive in McMurray, (five miles past South Hills Village) Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Taxpayers can receive assistance with federal, state and local wage tax returns and real estate/rent rebate and PACE applications.

Please bring: W-2s, all 1099s (interest and dividend statements, social security and pension statements), totals of itemized deductions (medical, taxes, charitable) and social security cards for you, your spouse and dependents. Also bring copies of last year’s federal and state tax returns, real estate tax receipts and receipts for large purchases such as cars. Both spouses must sign joint returns. For direct deposit of your refund, have your bank account and routing numbers. Bring proof of identification for yourself and your spouse.


SAFE DRIVING Drivers age 55 and up are invited to attend a one-day driver improvement course at Baptist Homes, 489 Castle Shannon Boulevard, from 9 to 1, Saturday, April 6. This PennDOT-approved class can make participants eligible for a minimum of 5 percent off their auto insurance premium for three years. Tuition is $16. Register.


STERLING YOGA, 393 Vanadium Road in Scott, now has a crystalline cave, one of only three such rooms in Pittsburgh. Open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. To learn about the room’s potential benefits, check out Sterling’s website.