Allegheny County

• North Hills Community Outreach can provide a free home safety check for senior citizens living in northern Allegheny County north of the City of Pittsburgh. Trained volunteers will do a thorough safety check, install smoke detectors or change the batteries in current smoke detectors. Seniors will also be provided with a bathmat, a flashlight with fresh batteries, a night light, baking soda for grease fires, plus other helpful items. After the check is completed, seniors may request free grab bars to be installed in a bathroom or a free railing installed in a stairwell inside the home. Those installations will be done at a later date by a state-licensed professional contractor, at no charge. Interested seniors who reside in northern Allegheny County north of the city should contact Cathy at (412) 307-0069, ext. 3313 or email clpschirer@nhco.org.

• The Better Than Ever Independents also know as the Sassy Seniors are seeking theatre minded senior citizens to perform in their troupe. They perform a vaudeville type act with singing, dancing and comedy sketches at nursings homes, senior centers and AARP meetings. No audition is necessary. Contact Jan Wire at Jangary2@hotmail.com.

• Come have fun and meet new people at the Association of University People/AUP. The group is looking for single, four-year college graduates ages 50 and older to join their monthly dinners and meet at various social gatherings, as well as play bridge and Scrabble at the Galleria in Mt Lebanon. Call (412) 734 8445 or visit aupsinglespittsburgh.org.

• The Olive Branch Fair Trade Store and Missions and More is seeking knitters and crocheters to join the Busy Hands group to make items for donating to charity. If you have these skills or wish to learn, contact (724) 799-8700, or join the group the first and third Monday of each month from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. at the Olive Branch, 11160 Perry Hwy., Wexford.

• The Keystone Button Club of Western PA will sponsor the annual Button Bonanza from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2 at Bakerstown United Methodist Church, 5760 william Flynn Hwy., Gibsonia. Come shop, study and learn about your buttons. Admission is free; lunch is available to purchase. Table rental is $10. Call (724) 335-2435 or visit keystonebuttonclub.com.

• The Seven Fields ninth annual Community Days Carnival will take place June 7, 8 and 9 at Seven Fields Town Park, 380 Castle Creek Dr., Seven Fields. Enjoy live music by Velveeta on Friday and Dancing Queen on Saturday. Fireworks on Saturday will be provided by Pyrotecnico. Visit sevenfields.org.

• Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster Place, Shadyside, will host the annual Strawberry Festival from 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 8. Activities will include games with prizes for everyone, children’s crafts, balloons, face painting and more. There is no charge for admission; crafts and the cakewalk are free. Tickets for refreshments and other activities will be available for purchase. Baked goods may be purchased with cash. Call (412) 682-4300 or visit shadysidepres.org for more information.

• St. Richard Church, 3841 Dickey Rd., off 910, Gibsonia, will host an Indoor Rummage sale of quality, gently-used merchandise from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 8 and from 9 a.m. to noon June 9. Most of the merchandise will be half priced all day on Saturday. Donations include furniture, collectibles, home décor, kitchenware, holiday décor, wall art, books, toys, jewelry and accessories, tools, electronics, sports, pet supplies and much more. Proceeds will benefit parish-wide initiatives including youth ministry programs. For details, call (724) 444-1971 or visit saintrichardparish.org.

• The LifeSpan Imperial Senior Center is offering the following trips for Seniors and their families/caretakers: Amish Brown Bag Trip to Middlefield, OH, June 27. Cost is $94 per person and includes a gift from five different shops and a fried chicken dinner; Gettysburg Trip August 15 to 16. Cost is $269 per person/double occupancy and includes Motor coach transportation, Flight 93 Memorial, one night’s lodging in Gettysburg, one hot breakfast buffet, dinner at the Dobbin House Restaurant (a visit from Abe Lincoln), Eisenhower National Historic Site, guided tour of Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg Visitors’ Center, Museum and Cyclorama. Also a visit to Adams County Winery. Call Betsy at (724) 281-1669 for reservations. A monthly calendar of events for the center and the monthly menus are posted at lifespanpa.org.

• The Big Butler Fair will take place June 29 through July 7 at Big Butler Fairgrounds, 1127 New Castle Rd., Prospect. Come out to enjoy fireworks, the midway, games, demolition derbies, concerts and truck pulls. Daily activities include a petting zoo, camel rides, butterfly exhibit, shooting on horseback exhibition, tiger show, clowns, blacksmith show, Dennis Beach Chainsaw carving and much more. Call (724) 865-2400 or visit bigbutlerfair.com for cost details and more information.