Allegheny County

• Knitters/crocheters wanted. The Olive Branch Fair Trade Store and Missions and More is starting a group to knit and crochet items to be donated as part of their outreach ministry to people in need. Stop into the store at 11160 Perry Highway in Wexford, or contact (724) 799-8700, to leave your name, phone number, and email address to be contacted for an organizational meeting to share ideas for mission projects.

• Come have fun and meet new people with the Association of University People/AUP. The group is looking for single, four-year college graduates over 50 to join their monthly dinners, meet at various social spots and gatherings. The group also plays Bridge and Scrabble at the Galleria in Mt Lebanon. Call (412) 734 8445 or visit aupsinglespittsburgh.org/joining-us/.

• Suffereing from cabin fever? Come out to the Northland Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., McCandless, and join the adult winter reading club. Curl up with a good book or close your eyes to be transported by an audio-book while earning chances to win a prize gift card from local restaurants and businesses. Stop by the adult reference desk to pick up your reading record, check out the reading categories and learn about the great prizes. The program runs January 2 through February 28. Call (412) 366-8100 or visit northlandlibrary.org.

• AgeWell at the Jewish Community Center will hold a Senior Singles Group from 10 a.m. to noon January 7 in Room 202 at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. Come out to socialize in a friendly and welcoming environment. Light refreshments will be served. There is no fee to participate. For more information, call Debbie Marcus at (412) 339-5405 or email dmarcus@jccpgh.org.

• North Hills Community Outreach (NHCO) is offering free tax preparation for low-income individuals through the United Way’s Free Tax Prep program. Appointments are required and can be made by calling the United Way’s helpline, 2-1-1, starting January 10, 2018. Income eligibility requirements: For households with one person, annual income must be $25,000 or less. For households with more than one person, annual income must be $45,000 or less. NHCO’s Bellevue/North Boroughs site, 100 S. Jackson Ave. Two South, Bellevue, will be open for tax prep appointments Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30 to 7:30pm, beginning January 22. NHCO’s Millvale site, 416 Lincoln Ave., Millvale, will be open for tax prep appointments Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, beginning January 20. Call (412) 487-6316 or visit nhco.org.