Riverfront Theater Company auditions, Women's Business Network open house and more around Fox Chapel - FoxChapel

Riverfront Theater Company auditions, Women’s Business Network open house and more around Fox Chapel

Thursday, November 28, 2019 | 12:01 AM


The Pittsburgh Concert Chorale will perform “Big Band Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church.

PCC will join forces with the Jazz Conspiracy Swingtet for Christmas music with a swing.

The church is at Fox Chapel and Field Club roads. Tickets cost $20; $8 for students ages 12-18; free for children 11 and younger.

For details, visit PCCsing.org.

Auditions planned for Valentine’s musical

Riverfront Theater Company in Aspinwall announced auditions for its Valentine’s Day 2020 musical, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.”

The show is being directed by David Lu; musical director is Kevin Milliken.

Actors should prepare 16-32 bars of a contemporary song. There will not be an accompanist available, so bring a backing track.

Schedule an audition by emailing [email protected].

If time allows, walk-ins may be accepted.

The show is presented in a series of vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships. It is typically done with a small cast, but the size will be determined by the director based on auditions.

There will be four performances, Feb. 12-15.

Free train display

St. Joseph Parish Knights of Columbus is hosting a free Holiday Train & Village Display for the Advent and Christmas seasons. It features vintage American Flyer trains, a Plasticville village, Trolley & Tyco Cars and a miniature animated nativity scene. The display is in St. Cecilia Hall at St. Joe’s church along Dorseyville Road in O’Hara. Enter from the lower parking lot.

It is open from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 30-Jan. 5. Hot chocolate and cookies will be offered for free.

Sharpsburg Hometown Holiday Celebration

The Sharpsburg Hometown Holiday Celebration will begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 14.

The event will start at Guyasuta Square with a holiday laser light show. Coordinator Greg Domian said the town square will be transformed into a magical space with color-coordinated lasers and beams choreographed to the sounds of Christmas music.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by horse-drawn sleigh, and participants can parade to the nearby Linden Gym for a special children-themed event.

Community Center membership fee slashed

The fee to join Lauri Ann West Community Center will be slashed from $100 to $20 through the end of the year.

Not only will new members save money, they’ll also be doing something good for the community.

During this promotion, all $20 join fees will be donated to Backpack for Hunger, a volunteer-driven group that provides children in Fox Chapel Area School District with care bags of food on the weekends and during the summer when school is not in session.

The center is at 1220 Powers Run Road, O’Hara.

Blawnox seeks code enforcement officer

Blawnox is seeking a part-time code enforcement officer.

The job is about seven hours a week. Duties include looking for violations in the community, sending violation notices, writing tickets or citations and attending court hearings.

Applicants must have a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and their own vehicle. For more information, contact the borough office at 412-828-4141.

Toy donations sought

Aspinwall children Ava and Bennett Marsico are collecting toys for the Stuff-A-Bus campaign that benefits Toys for Tots. Anyone interested can donate unwrapped, new toys to the Aspinwall municipal office or the fire station, both on Commerical Avenue.

No weapon-related toys will be accepted.

The collection goes through Dec. 5.

Women’s business group sets open house

The Allegheny Valley Chapter of Women’s Business Network is hosting an open house at 8 a.m. Dec. 3 at Panera Bread at The Waterworks.

Learn about goal setting, marketing, presentation skills and services to help widen your circle of business.

RSVP to Tiffany Benigni at 412-261-3333, ext. 431, or [email protected]

Toy drive party set at racquetball club

Pittsburgh North Optimist Foundation will host its annual Toy Drive Party on Dec. 7 at the Fox Chapel Racquet Club.

Cocktail hour will begin at 7 p.m. Music will be provided by the Compadres and Nied’s Hotel Band from 8 to 11 p.m.

Guests are asked to bring unwrapped toys that will be distributed to children in our area by The Spirit of Christmas. A free raffle ticket will be given for each toy donated.

Food and beer donated by local establishments are included. There will be a cash bar for wine and mixed drinks.

Tickets cost $30 in advance or $40 at the door. Reservations can be made at pittsburgh optimist.com.