Worship service at Hartwood Acres

The Presbyterian Churches of Elfinwild, Parkwood and Hampton will partner to hold a combined outdoor worship service at 10 a.m. on August 7 at the Hartwood Acres Amphitheater, 4070 Middle Road, Hampton.

The service will be led by the pastors of the participating churches. The Hampton Presbyterian Praise Band and Parkwood Praise Members will contribute music to the service, and Communion will be offered

Members are encouraged to donate to their individual churches as usual, although money raised that day will be donated to North Hills Community Outreach, HEARTH and Anchorpoint.

Call any of the church offices for details or questions: Hampton Presbyterian, 2942 E. Hardies Road, 724-443-3201, Ted Martin; Parkwood United Presbyterian, 4289 Mt. Royal Blvd., Hampton, 412-486-9220, Jeffrey Potter; Elfinwild United Presbyterian, 3200 Mt. Royal Blvd., Shaler, 412-486-5400, Dirk Lesnett.

Citizen Police Academy Set

The Hampton Township Police Department is offering its fourth Citizen Police Academy.

The program is designed to provide residents with a better understanding of the criminal justice system, particularly the role police officers play in the community.

The academy is free and will be held every Sunday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. from September 11 to November 20 at the Hampton Township Community Center, 3101 McCully Road.

Applications can be picked up at the Hampton Township Police Department beginning July 25. Please complete and return the application by September 1 to be considered for the academy. Prospective students must be 18 years of age or older.

For more information, contact Sgt. Rob Grondwalski at 412-486-0400 ext. 1336 or [email protected]

Family concert

The Rick Laus Jazz Band will perform from 2-3 p.m. on August 7 at the North Park Harmar Shelter as part of the Autism Pittsburgh and Azure Family Concerts Pittsburgh series. Tickets are free and can be reserved at azurepittsburgh.org.

Saint Barnabas 5K

St. Barnabas Charities hosts the 31st Annual Free Care 5K, presented by Paracca Interiors Flooring America, on August 6.

The race will start at 9 a.m. at the St. Barnabas Gibsonia campus on Meridian Road. Proceeds from the annual event support the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which provides $6 million in patient and resident care each year.

Competitive and amateur runners, joggers, walkers, teams, stroller pushers, and wheelchair racers of all ages will enjoy a 3.1-mile round trip. No pets, smokers or inline skaters allowed.

Registration is $25 per person before August 6 and $30 per person on race day. For more information or to register, visit FreeCare5K.com.

Depreciating Lands Museum Events

Mark your calendars for these events at the Depreciation Lands Museum, 4743 S. Pioneer Road, Hampton:

• From flax to flax, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., August 28. Come watch the process and maybe lend a hand. Admission is chargeable.

• Hydref, the museum’s autumn party, 11am-4pm Oct 1. The museum comes alive with re-enactors, demonstrators, artisans, food, music and entertainment for children. Admission is chargeable.

• Lantern tours, 6 to 9 pm, Oct. 15 and 22. A quiet, family-friendly and historic alternative to Halloween. Prepaid tickets are required.

• Beggar’s Day, Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m., October 30. The last Sunday to visit the museum of the season offers the old-fashioned Halloween “begging” for all the costumed children.

For more information, visit http://dlmuseum.org/.

Wednesday farmer’s market

The Hampton Township Farmer’s Market is held from 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays through mid-October in the lower parking lot of the Hampton Community Center, 3101 McCully Rd.

Suppliers for 2022 include Bates & Hayes Kettlekorn, Carlos Aviles Farms, Cindy Munchies, Cunning House Supply Co., Gabriel’s Gardens, Halal Gyro Guys, Loafers Bread Co., Mazzotta Winery, Olive & Marlowe, Russelton Bee Works, Saylors Farm and Sweetwater Farms.

For more information, visit https://hampton-pa.org/316/Farmers-Market.

star parties

The Pittsburgh Association of Amateur Astronomers Star Parties begin August 5-6 at 8:30 p.m. at the Nicholas E. Wagman Observatory in Deer Lakes Regional Park. The hilltop will also be open on the night of the Perseid meteor shower on August 12, weather permitting.

For more information, call 724-224-2510.

Shaler’s 50th Anniversary Class Reunion

Shaler Area High School Class of 1972 will host a homecoming banquet at 6 p.m. on September 24 in the Siebs Upstairs Banquet Hall. A reunion picnic will be held at noon on September 25 at Kiwanis Park. For more information and to register, visit www.shalerarea1972.org.

Double class reunion

The Pine-Richland High School classes of 1970 and 1971 are hosting a long-awaited combined reunion for their 52nd and 51st years, Aug. 12-14. For more information, email Don Bost at [email protected] for the Class of 1970 and Bonnie Adler for the Class of 1971 at [email protected] The website to register to attend both courses is richlandrams1970reunion.com.

Class of 1972 reunion

The Richland High School Class of 1972 is having a 6 p.m. reunion on September 17 at Adler Acres, 226 Brownsdale Road, Butler. Contact Gail Paserba, another graduate, at 724-496-7913 or [email protected] to help you and/or confirm your attendance.