Weekend happenings: Scary science, spooky tales at Shaler North Hills Library - ShalerJournal.com

Weekend happenings: Scary science, spooky tales at Shaler North Hills Library

Friday, October 18, 2019 | 12:01 AM


On Oct. 18, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., take part in Scary Science at Shaler North Hills Library. Just in time for Halloween, perform creepy science experiments while listening to some spooky tales. This is for grades kindergarten to third grade. Registration is requested.

• On Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., girls in grades 5 to 8 are invited to “Engineer Girls Save the World.” Show your creativity with hands-on activities, meet women engineers, have fun and learn. A pizza lunch will be provided.

Registration is required and this event is limited to 30 girls.

Shaler North Hills Library is at 1822 Mt. Royal Blvd. in Glenshaw.

For more information, call the library at 412-486-0211.

Lantern Tours

Lantern Tours will be happening Oct. 19 and 26 at the Depreciation Lands Museum on S. Pioneer Road in Allison Park.

Mary Bliss Parsons’ fate will be determined as she is on trial for witchcraft in the 18th century as the story of this year’s Lantern Tour.

Visitors can arrive for the lantern tours anytime between 6 and 9 p.m. with the last tour leaving at 9 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults, nonmembers and members, and $5 for children 11 and younger.

Ship Manifests: An In-Depth Look

The North Hills Genealogists club will host a program Oct. 21 titled “Ship Manifests: An In-Depth Look,” which explores some of the most commonly used records in immigrant research.

The program will be led by Rich Venezia, national lecturer, founder of Rich Roots Genealogy, researcher for “Genealogy Roadshow” on PBS and the Travel Channel’s “Follow Your Past.”

Venezia is an expert in researching 20th-century immigrant ancestors.

The free program begins at 6:45 p.m. in La Roche University’s Kearns Spirituality Center, Babcock Boulevard at Duncan Avenue in McCandless.

More information about the organization is available online.