Bethel Park happenings, week of Nov. 21, 2022

Breakfast with Santa

The Bethel Park Historical Society is presenting its annual Breakfast with Santa at 9 a.m. Dec. 3 at the Schoolhouse Arts and History Center,
2600 South Park Road.

The event is limited to 100 people. Tickets are $15 per person. Please email [email protected] to coordinate the purchase.

Tree-lighting ceremony

The municipality of Bethel Park will kick off the holiday season with the annual tree-lighting ceremony on Nov. 30.

Festivities begin at 6:45 p.m. at the Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Ave. Entertainment and refreshments will be provided, and a visit from Santa Claus is expected.

Kids’ holiday workshop

Bethel Park Recreation is offering a fun holiday workshop for boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade at the Bethel Park Community Center. Featured are holiday crafts, games, movies and snacks. You must register by Nov. 30 by visiting

The fee is $15 for residents and $18 for nonresidents.

Dean Streator concert

The Dean Streator Holiday Concert is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Bethel Park Community Center.

Featured will be Community Band South, directed by Jim Bennett and Max Gonano; Bethel Park High School’s Top 21 Vocal Ensemble, directed by Todd Kuczawa; Southminster Presbyterian Church Bell Ringers, directed by Richard Pinkerton; and Christmas tree cookies from Bethel Bakery.

The program is sponsored by the Bethel Park Community Foundation and is free, although contributions in support of the foundation’s grant programs are welcome.

Live Well Bethel Park

The Live Well Bethel Park speaker series continues on Dec. 14 with a program on Supporting Mental Health in Youth Athletes.

The NCAA released a study finding that exhaustion, anxiety and depression still are about twice as high as pre-pandemic levels among college athletes. Bethel Park High School head girls lacrosse coach Becky
Luzier said that young athletes also face pressure on and off the field. She’ll lead a discussion on the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and how to seek treatment, along with how to support your young athlete.

All Live Well Bethel Park programs air on the ‘Municipality of Bethel Park’ Facebook page at 7 p.m.

Senior Christmas luncheon

Bethel Park Recreation’s annual senior citizen’s Christmas luncheon is scheduled for 1 p.m. Dec. 16 in the Bethel Park High School Cafeteria. Please do not arrive before 12:15.

A shuttle service will be available from the parking area to the high school entrance.

The cost is $9.50 per person. Registration is until Dec. 8 or until all spaces are filled. Walk-ins are not permitted. The luncheon is for Bethel Park residents only.

Reservations can be made at the Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Ave. A form to print is available at

‘Spirit of Christmas’

South Hills Church of the Nazarene, 5601 Library Road, Bethel Park will present a “The Spirit of Christmas” program at the 10 a.m. service on Dec. 18. Everyone is welcome.

The church also invites members of the community to a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. and Christmas family service at 10 a.m.

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