WHAT’S NEWS IN PINE-RICHLAND SBAWP HOSTS 5TH ANNUAL AFTERNOON JAMFEST The fun and entertainment are back again this year as the Spina Bifida Association of Western Pennsylvania (SBAWP) hosts its 5th Annual Afternoon JamFest at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in Warrendale on Saturday, March 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. This “friend-raiser” event will feature great music and great prizes—all for a great cause! The JamFest entertainment will be provided by Madeline Rae & The Daisy Chain. Any firm or organization wishing to become a sponsor or make a donation should call 724.934.9600 or go to sbawp.org for further information. All proceeds benefit SBAWP programs. 4TH ANNUAL ‘GIRLFRIENDS FOR GOOD’ PURSE BASH TO BENEFIT SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN PA When women come together, they make a powerful impact. Spina Bifida 8 724.942.0940 TO ADVERTISE ❘ Association of Western PA’s Girlfriends for Good Annual Purse Bash is a testament to the impact women can make. The Purse Bash, which was held on Nov. 4, was bigger, better and busier than ever before. Attendees enjoyed an assortment of spirits, hors d’oeuvres, vendors, auction items, mystery grab bags and wine pulls—as well as a chance to win designer purses and accessories. The organization thanks Karen Brackett and Norma Liebenguth for entertaining as emcees again this year. Mark your calendars for the next Purse Bash on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. consisted of a five-minute career overview and two to three hands-on activities using the equipment from the field. Fifth graders were able to learn how to patch drywall, program a humanoid robot, use a virtual welder and painter, work on strength training, and learn how to backboard an injured person. The career sessions were led by students who are attending AWBCC and provided leadership opportunities for those students. A.W. BEATTIE CAREER CENTER A.W. Beattie Career Center (AWBCC) has been providing career exploration to elementary schools for the past three years as part of a career readiness plan. AWBCC students and staff visited Pine-Richland’s Eden Hall Upper Elementary School this past December to provide hands-on experience to fifth grade students in nine career fields. The students also attended a STEAM and Careers talk that gave an overview of 20 career programs at AWBCC. Students were able to rotate through 45-minute sessions that included Emergency Response Technology, Carpentry/Building Construction, Health and Dental Science, Automotive Collision Repair, Computer Repair and Programming, Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing, Sports Medicine, Science Technology and Early Childhood Education. Each session icmags.com PLANT SALE Greybrooke Garden Club will hold a spring plant sale on Friday, May 11, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at McCandless Crossing, in the grassy area within the circle in front of Bonefish Grill, between Old Navy and Ethan Allen. Hanging baskets, perennials, annuals with some in decorative pots, miscellaneous garden supplies and more will be available. Proceeds help support the club’s annual donations to conservancy groups and worthy community organizations. For additional information or questions, please contact Barbro Kelley at 412.296.0538.