Around town: Garden club meeting, annual hat, scarf collection

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 5:30 PM


Greybrooke Garden Club, whose members reside in various communities of Pittsburgh’s North Hills, will meet Sept. 11 in the fellowship hall of Parkwood Presbyterian Church, 4289 Mt. Royal Blvd., Allison Park.

The business meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments follow the meeting and will precede the day’s program, “Planting and Care of Trees for Western Pennsylvania,” presented by Bartlett Tree experts. Guests are welcome to come at 10:45. If you plan to attend, call Karen Lampman at 412-445-9335.

• On Sept. 14, the club will hold a mum sale, featuring nursery-grown “Hardy” mums, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McCandless Crossing, in the grassy area near Bonefish Grill.

Hat and scarf collection runs through Oct. 1

KnitHope’s annual handmade hat and scarf collection will run from Sept. 1 through Oct. 1.

KnitHope collects hand-knitted or crocheted hats and scarves and distributes them to those in need in the Pittsburgh community.

Items may be dropped off at Northland Library, Avalon Library and Epworth United Methodist Church. Learn more at knithope.org.

Sealarks Women’s Group Fall Dinner

On Sept 11, at 5 p.m. at Memorial Park Church, 8800 Peebles Road, Allison Park, the Sealarks Women’s Group is hosting their fall dinner.

This group provides Christian fellowship and social activity for women alone —widowed, divorced or never married. All women alone are welcome to attend and consider joining the group.

For additional information or to make a reservation, call 412-487-7194.

Day of Peace in North Park

The International Day of Peace will be observed in the North Hills with a festival on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Point Grove on Lakeshore Drive in North Park. This year’s theme is “Global Peace Starts with Us.” The goal is to come together with people of all ages to celebrate cultures, diversity, and community while promoting peace, safety, and respect for all.

The festival will feature foods from various cultures, entertainment, speakers, and activities, including henna painting and origami. Entertainment will include dancing by the Chinese Cultural Group and music by violinist Monique Mead. Speakers will include Angelica Ocampo, Director, World Affairs Council; Peyton Klein, Founder & Director of Global Minds; Samir Lakhani, Founder & Director Ecosoap; and local high school students.

For more information, call 412-760-9390 or go to www.PNPP.Northpgh.org.

Talbot Tailgate shirts available

Get psyched for the big Homecoming game Sept. 20 against Fox Chapel at the Talbot Tailgate.

The tailgate features food, games and fun for the entire family. It will kick off at 3:30 p.m. in the rear parking lot of Hampton Middle School and last until the start of the football game. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors.

The varsity football game begins at 7 p.m. at Fridley Field, located across the street from Hampton Middle School. Tickets will be available online in advance and at the gates on game night. The Homecoming court will be introduced at halftime, followed by the crowning of the King and Queen.

Due to the limited parking at Hampton Middle School/Fridley Field, tailgaters are encouraged to park at the high school and take the shuttle bus. Shuttle buses will be operating from 3:45 p.m. until 10:15 p.m. Guests are advised that the Hampton Township police will ticket and/or tow any cars parked illegally.

Official Talbot Tailgate T-Shirts are now available. T-Shirts must be pre-ordered. No shirts will be available for purchase the day of the event. Orders are due by noon Sept. 6. Order forms are available on the HTSD website.

Order forms are available at www.htsd.k12.pa.us.

Memorial 5K slated for Sept. 21 in North Park

A memorial 5K run/walk in the name of Bradly Maslanka will be at 9 a.m. Sept. 21 in North Park. The race will begin at South Ridge Drive at Harmar Grove Pie Traynor Field. There will be five age groups running for medals.

Proceeds of the 5K go toward the Treatment Advocacy Center, a nonprofit that fights for change in mental health policies, outpatient treatment and civil commitment laws.

To sign up, go to visit run signup.com/Race/PA/ Allison Park/5KRunWalk MemorialRacefor BradlyMaslanka.

For details or questions, email [email protected] internet.net.

HAEE 5K run/1-mile

The Hampton Alliance for Educational Excellence (HAEE) will host the 27th annual 5K run/1-mile walk Oct. 5, at Hartwood Acres. Registrations are now being accepted.

This is the main fundraiser for the HAEE, a nonprofit organization providing grants to Hampton Township School District faculty and staff for unique educational programs within the district. Event details and online registration information can be found on the HAEE website at hampton alliance.org.

North Pittsburgh College Fair

More than 140 colleges and universities will participate in the North Pittsburgh College Fair on Oct. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at La Roche University’s Kerr Fitness & Sports Center in the North Hills.

One of the largest college fairs in Western Pennsylvania, the North Pittsburgh College Fair will host universities, colleges and technical schools from across the country. High school students and their parents will have the chance to meet with representatives from each school to learn more about their campuses and academic programs.

Presented by La Roche and the Northern Area Counselor’s Consortium, the fair is organized by the following local school districts: Avonworth, Fox Chapel Area, Hampton, North Allegheny, Northgate, North Hills, Pine-Richland and Shaler Area.

The cost of admission is free, as is parking. For more information call 412-536-1272 or email [email protected].