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Butterfly program, genealogy talk and more happening around Shaler

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 | 11:24 AM

Garden club offers free program on butterflies

The Longvue Acres Garden Club is hosting a free program, “Gardening for Butterflies,” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28.

The program will be presented by Penn State Master Gardener Dianne Machesney.

The club meets at Northmont United Presbyterian Church, 8169 Perry Highway, McCandless.

Genealogists offer talk on Jewish archives

The North Hills Genealogists Club is hosting a free meeting Jan. 20 to help people use local archives to learn more about their Jewish ancestors.

“The Nooks and Crannies of Local Jewish Genealogical Research” will be presented by Eric Lidji, director of the Rauh Jewish Archives at the Heinz History Center, which is the primary repository of Jewish archival materials in Western Pennsylvania.

The records used in the research are organized by various Jewish communal activities such as “simchas,” or joyous occasions; “parnasa,” which chronicles ways in which people earned a living; and “zichron,” which are records of memorials.

The presentation will be at 6:45 p.m. in Kearns Spirituality Center on the La Roche University campus, Babcock Boulevard at Duncan Avenue in McCandless.

More information is available at NorthHills Genealogists.org.

Women’s Business Network meeting

The North Hills Chapter of the Women’s Business Network meets monthly at 9 a.m. on the first and third Fridays.

The meetings, which provide personal and professional resources for aspiring businesswomen, are held at Eat’n Park, Route 8 and Saxonburg Boulevard, Etna.

The next meeting will be Jan. 17.

RSVP required to Jocelyn Bosick, 7240-316-5006.