Favorite Book Exchange

Thursday June 27, 2024 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

When: Thursday, June 27 at 7 PM

Where: 109 Warwick Drive

What a wonderful year of reading! Join us for a book exchange! Please bring a new, wrapped copy of a book that you LOVE! Hostess will provide drinks and snacks, but if there is something special you are in the mood for, feel free to bring it along. Can’t wait to hear about everyone’s choices! Hope to see you there! 

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Movie night – ‘Julia & Julia’

Monday May 20, 2024 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

When: Monday, May 20 from 7 PM to 10 PM

Where: 1336 Sky Ridge Drive

Join us at Jess’s for movie night! Crossing over with our earlier book club choice ‘My Life in France’ we will be watching ‘Julia & Julia’. 

‘Frustrated with a soul-killing job, New Yorker Julie Powell (Amy Adams) embarks on a daring project: she vows to prepare all 524 recipes in Julia Childs’ landmark cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” Intertwined with Julie’s story is the true tale of how Julia Child (Meryl Streep) herself conquered French cuisine with passion, fearlessness, and plenty of butter‘

Please bring a snack or drink to share! Feel free to embody your inner Julia Child and bring something French themed or another favorite snack of yours! Hope to see you there!

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Trivia Night

Thursday May 23, 2024 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

When: Thursday May 23 at 7 PM

Where: East End Tap Room in Mt. Lebanon

Come join us for our last trivia night of the year and enjoy some drinks and pizza. Hope to see you there!

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Book Club – ‘A Confederacy of Dunces’

Wednesday May 29, 2024 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

When: Wednesday, May 29 from 7:30 to 10:30 PM

Where: Julie’s House, 1782 Robson Drive

Join us at Julie’s for a discussion of ‘A Confederacy of Dunces’ by John Kennedy Toole. 

‘Ignatius J. Reilly is the unlikely, and unforgettable hero of the Pulitzer prize-winning A Confederacy of Dunces. Set in New Orleans, the novel follows Ignatius, a thirty-year-old, unemployed scholar who lives with his mother. He launches a crusade against modernity—which he thinks is the downfall of humankind.’

Please bring a snack or drink to share- must be tree nut and sesame free as there is an allergy in the home. Hope to see you there!

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Coffee and Chat at Carnegie Coffee Company

Tuesday May 7, 2024 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

When: Tuesday, May 7 from 9 AM to 10:30 AM

Where: 132 E Main St, Carnegie, PA 15106

Come join us for the last Coffee and Chat of the year! If you’ve never been to Carnegie Coffee Company, you’re in for a real treat. They have an array of coffee, tea, and food options. Come check it out with us! 

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Booze & Books at Beyond Bedtime Books

Friday May 31, 2024 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

When: Friday, May 31 from 6 PM to 10 PM

Where: Beyond Bedtime Books – 1453 Potomac Ave, Dormont

Let’s get together and look for our summer reading at Beyond Bedtime Books, an independent used bookstore located in Dormont, PA! On the last Friday night of the month they offer an after hours event where you can browse their books with a complimentary glass of wine and enter to win a raffle that supports a local business. 

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Russian Breakfast Coffee and Chat 

Friday April 5, 2024 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

When: Friday, April 5 from 10 AM to 12 PM

Where: 2172 Truxton Drive

Come join us for a wonderful Russian breakfast prepared by Natalia and try signature premium Russian coffee brewed by her husband. You don’t want to miss this great opportunity to try new foods and see some new and familiar faces! 

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Book Club – “Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism” 

Thursday April 25, 2024 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM

When: Thursday, April 25 from 7:30 to 10:30 PM

Where: Maria’s house, 117 Warwick Drive

Join us at Maria’s for a discussion of “Cultish – The Language of Fanaticism” by Amanda Montell!

“What makes “cults” so intriguing and frightening? What makes them powerful? The reason why so many of us binge Manson documentaries by the dozen and fall down rabbit holes researching suburban moms gone QAnon is because we’re looking for a satisfying explanation for what causes people to join—and more importantly, stay in—extreme groups. We secretly want to know: could it happen to me? Amanda Montell’s argument is that, on some level, it already has . . .

Our culture tends to provide pretty flimsy answers to questions of cult influence, mostly having to do with vague talk of “brainwashing.” But the true answer has nothing to do with freaky mind-control wizardry or Kool-Aid. In Cultish, Montell argues that the key to manufacturing intense ideology, community, and us/them attitudes all comes down to language. In both positive ways and shadowy ones, cultish language is something we hear—and are influenced by—every single day.  

Through juicy storytelling and cutting original research, Montell exposes the verbal elements that make a wide spectrum of communities “cultish,” revealing how they affect followers of groups as notorious as Heaven’s Gate, but also how they pervade our modern start-ups, Peloton leaderboards, and Instagram feeds. Incisive and darkly funny, this enrapturing take on the curious social science of power and belief will make you hear the fanatical language of “cultish” everywhere.”

Please bring a snack or drink to share. Hope to see you there!

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Coffee and Chat

Friday March 22, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

When: Friday, March 22, 10 – 11:30 AM

Where: Melissa’s House, 553 Harrogate Rd

Let’s hang out and chat! We can chat about Spring Break plans, Spring events coming up in USC that are a must see, and Summer Camps for kids. Have a little breakfast item, coffee, or a mimosa! And if you have small kids, feel free to bring them too. My PM Kindergarten son will be home and would love to play! 

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Wine With Us!

Wednesday April 10, 2024 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

When: Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30 to 10:00 PM

Where: Julie’s House, 1782 Robson Drive

Come eat, drink, and chat! Just bring yourself. We will also have a wine tasting and chocolate pairing. Whether this is your first year in the club or you’ve been a member for years, we would love to have you come learn more about the club and the board. We hope to see you there. Cheers!

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