Sharpsburg 50th class reunion, networking and more around Fox Chapel, O'Hara - FoxChapel

Sharpsburg 50th class reunion, networking and more around Fox Chapel, O’Hara

Monday, February 10, 2020 | 12:01 AM

La Roche University will host two events to help students and parents navigate the financial aid process.

The events are free and open to the public.

The first program will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Zappala Campus Center. Participants can receive an overview of the financial aid process, find out how to apply and learn about how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The second program is 10 a.m. to noon March 21 in the Huber Academic Center. Computer lab access will be available to complete 2020-21 FAFSA forms, and financial aid counselors will be available to help.

Registration is required. Attendees must bring their 2018 federal income tax returns, W-2 forms and student and parent FSA IDs. Space is limited.

Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 412-536-1125 or [email protected] to register.

Violinist to perform at SSA

In celebration of Black History Month, the Hillman Performing Arts Series at Shady Side Academy will present concert violinist Tami Lee Hughes in “The Legacy Show,” a multimedia celebration of African American music, history and culture.

The show will be 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Rauh Theater on the Senior School campus, 423 Fox Chapel Road. Tickets are $30 for adults and $24 for seniors and children, and can be purchased online at or by calling 412-968-3040. Learn more at

Hope Run/Walk registration opens

Online registration is now open for the Brian Demchak Hope Run/Walk 5K at UPMC St. Margaret, near Aspinwall.

Presented by PNC, the 32nd annual event will be May 17 and will benefit the St. Margaret Foundation to help provide medication, transportation and more for under-served patients.

Participants of all ages will start and finish a USA Track and Field-certified course adjacent to the Plant the Seed of Hope Memorial Garden. The race after-party includes the Taste of Fox Chapel, where favorite local restaurants will offer free samples of their best dishes in a food competition. The celebration will also feature live music, children’s activities and raffle prizes.

Brian Demchak and his mother, Marie Louise (Tina) Demchak, made it a family tradition to run in the foundation’s 5K until Brian passed away in 2016 at the age of 57. The foundation has a fund in Brian’s memory that helps to fill in the gaps with hope. This fund provides medicine, medical devices, insulin, and transportation to and from the treatment.

Registration is open online at Cost of registration is $25 through Feb. 13 and then will increase to $30. Registrants can get the Family Four Pack for $90. The registration fee is waived for anyone fundraising $50 or more for the foundation.

Spring leaf collection scheduled for O’Hara

O’Hara residents can participate in spring leaf collection from March 30-April 9. Leaves must be placed along the curb, not in the street. The public works department will collect leaves throughout the township — residents do not need to call for the service. To see where the collection is taking place on any given day, visit

Sharpsburg High class of 1970 plans reunion

The Sharpsburg High School Class of 1970 is hosting its 50th reunion. The event will be Oct. 17 at the Pittsburgh Field Club in Fox Chapel. For more, call Claire Susi at 412-773-5693.

Networking meeting set at Waterworks

The Allegheny Valley Chapter of Women’s Business Network will host a meeting at 8 a.m. Feb. 18 at Panera Bread in The Waterworks. Jumpstart your morning and learn how WBN supports the success and growth of women in business through networking, education and leadership opportunities. RSVP to Tiffany Benigni at 412-261-3333, ext. 431, or [email protected]