In Brief: Family Christmas Event, Atlas Art Studio Open House and More in Pine, Richland

Open day

Atlas Art Studio in Wexford will be hosting an open day and gift shop from 10am to 7pm on November 19 and 20. Free crafts, hot cider, hot chocolate, a community art project and tons of Christmas gifts will be available.

No registration is required and the event is for all ages.

The studio will also be holding a Black Friday drop-off. Limited to 10 children per two-hour session, each child will create a painting on canvas and an ornament to offer. Registration is mandatory on

A night in Bethlehem

On December 10, Sts. Martha and Mary Parish will host the annual “A Night in Bethlehem” Christmas family event from 6-8 p.m. at St. Catherine of Sweden’s Social Hall on Wildwood Road. Children ages 2-10 are invited to participate in activities including storytelling, crafts, games and a birthday party for Jesus. The evening ends with a living nativity scene in the open air, with biblical characters and living animals. Tickets, limited to the first 150 children, are $8/child (children under 2 are admitted free) and can be purchased at the parish office or on the parish website beginning Nov. 14. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult admission is free with a donation of a baby item for Lifeline of Southwestern PA. To order tickets, call 412-486-6001 or buy online at

Business Women’s Network

Women’s Business Network is an award-winning business association spanning over 20 chapters throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. To learn more, visit

The Cranberry Chapter will meet from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on November 17 at the Cranberry Community United Presbyterian, 2662 Rochester Road, Cranberry. For more information, contact Suzanne Sekula at 412-889-7738.

The North Pittsburgh Chapter is holding meetings at 9 a.m. Nov. 18 at Parkwood United Presbyterian Church, 4289 Mount Royal Blvd, Allison Park. For more information, contact Kathy Bell at 412-855-0578.

The Wexford Chapter is holding meetings from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Nov. 22 at Omega Federal Credit Union, 10455 Perry Hwy., Wexford. For more information, contact Suzanne Venneri at 412-264-8446.

The Criders Corners chapter is holding meetings from noon to 1:15 p.m. November 10 and 24 at the Sports Grille, 1294 Freedom Road in Cranberry. For more information, contact Jocelyn Cilik at 724-772-5593.

The Beaver Chapter is holding meetings virtually at 7 p.m. on November 21. For more information, contact Lynda Zelesnak at 724-601-2084.

The virtual chapter is holding meetings via Zoom at 7 p.m. on November 16.

For more information, contact Jennifer Pasquale at 412-908-1663.


AARP 595 welcomes new members and guests to its meeting the third Thursday of the month at Northmont UP Church in McCandless. The next meeting will be on November 17. Dues are $10/year and new members are welcome.

cookie walk

St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church in Franklin Park will host a cookie walk from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 19. There will be over 600 dozen homemade festive cookies, homemade soups and artisan treats. A draw will feature over $500 in gift cards. For more information, call 412-759-1521 or visit

Academic People’s Association Meetings

The Association of University People’s Club for Single Alumni will host four dinners in November:

• November 16, 12:30 p.m. at Nakama, 1611 East Carson St., South Side

• Nov. 18, 5-7 p.m., at Primanti Bros., 1539 Washington Ave., Mt. Lebanon

• November 24, 2 p.m., Thanksgiving dinner at Lamplighter, 6566 William Penn Highway, Salem

The club invites four-year college graduates, ages 50 and up, to join them for fun events and meet new people. RSVP to one of the dinners by calling 412-862-7861 or emailing [email protected]

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