Murrysville area: Clay target team, parkour summer camp, plant sale, more

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Clay target team seeks new members

The Franklin Regional Clay Target team is accepting new members for youth in grades 6-12.

With support of the West Penn Sportsmen’s Club in Murrysville, and startup funding from the National Rifle Association, the team is seeking members with experience or those interested in learning more about firearms and clay target shooting.

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For more, email Terry Ventorini at or call 724-787-6093.

Drug take-back day

The Murrysville Police Department will host an April 30 drug take-back event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the police station, 4120 Sardis Road.

A sharps container will be on-site for needles and allergy injection pens. Those unable to make the event can still use the department’s MedReturn collection box, which is always available in the station’s lobby.

For more, call 724-327-2100.

Women’s tennis league

The Murrysville Area Women’s Tennis League is looking for women interested in playing weekly doubles games.

The league meets on Thursdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on the tennis courts at Franklin Regional High School, 3210 School Road in Murrysville, for doubles tennis.

Games run from June 9 through Sept. 8, weather permitting.

Players sign up each week by email to indicate availability, and are paired with partners to play different opponents each week.

Registration is $5. Women of all tennis skills are welcome. Play is fun and non-competitive. For more, including a registration form, email Nancie Pajan at

Garden club plant sale set for May 5 in Murrysville

The Murrysville Garden Club will host its annual plant sale from noon until sellout May 5 at the Murrysville VFC No. 1 pavilion, 3235 Sardis Road, Murrysville. The club will be selling annual and perennial flowers, hanging baskets, patio pots and gardening items.

Proceeds will benefit the club’s scholarship program.

The club meets at 10:30 a.m. on the first Thursday of the month, March through November, at Christ’s Lutheran Church, 5330 Logan Ferry Road in Murrysville.

For more, see Murrysville

National Day of Prayer event in Delmont

Several area churches will sponsor a National Day of Prayer event at 7 p.m., May 5 at the Delmont fire hall, 2360 Route 66. In addition to prayer led by local pastors and laypersons, there will be worship music and a patriotic presentation.

For more, email or

Murrysville Business & Professional Association meeting

The Murrysville Business & Professional Association meets regularly on the first Thursday of every month, 8 a.m. at Dick’s Diner, 4200 William Penn Highway in Murrysville

The association has been working with new Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce CEO Dan DeBone on expanding its offerings to include interactive workshops, guest speakers and networking events.

For more, or to join, call 724-834-2900 or email

Parkour summer camp

Steel City Parkour in Murrysville will host 10 weeks of week-day summer camps beginning the week of June 6-10 and running through Aug. 8-12.

Morning sessions will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; afternoon sessions are noon to 4 p.m. The cost is $225 for a half-day week, and $350 for a full-day week. Campers must provide their own lunches, snacks and drinks; Wednesdays will be “Pizza Day” and food will be provided.

Each camp week requires a minimum of five campers. Steel City Parkour is at 2080 Borland Farm Road.

For more, or to sign up, call 724-519-8003 or email

Upcoming public meetings

• Franklin Regional school board committee-of-the-whole and special voting meetings, 7:30 p.m. May 2 at the Murrysville municipal building, 4100 Sardis Road. Meetings are broadcast live on Comcast local access Channel 19 and archived at

• Export council, 6:30 p.m., May 3 at the borough building, 5823 Washington Ave. Agenda published in advance at

• Murrysville council, 7 p.m., May 4 and 18 at the municipal building, 4100 Sardis Road. Meetings are broadcast live on Comcast local access Channel 19 and streamed at

• Delmont council, 7 p.m. May 10 at the borough building, 77 Greensburg St. Agenda published in advance at

• Franklin Regional curriculum committee, 5 p.m., May 18 at the administrative offices, Newlonsburg Elementary building, 3200 School Road in Murrrysville.

• Franklin Regional school board regular monthly voting meeting, 7:30 p.m. May 23 at the Murrysville municipal building, 4100 Sardis Road. Meetings are broadcast live on Comcast local access Channel 19 and archived at

Scholarships accepting applications

• The “We are FR” scholarship fund is accepting applications for 2022 scholarships.

Created through the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, a component of the Pittsburgh Foundation, the scholarships average $1,500 and are available to Franklin Regional seniors demonstrating financial need who have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.5, plan to attend a two- or four-year college, and demonstrate a commitment to the community.

To apply, and for application guidelines, visit

• The Murrysville Woman’s Club is accepting applications for three non-traditional scholarships of $3,000.

Applicants must be 21 years old, demonstrate financial need, and be currently enrolled in college or able to provide proof of acceptance for enrollment.

Applications must be received by May 5. They are available at Seton Hill College, Westmoreland County Community College campuses in Youngwood and Murrysville, the University of Pittsburgh’s Greensburg campus and public libraries in Murrysville, Delmont, Greensburg, Hempfield and New Kensington.

For more, email or call 724-733-1633.

‘Musical World of Disney’ concerts planned

The Masterworks Concert Chorale will present “The Musical World of Disney” at two concerts: 7 p.m. April 30 at Level Green Presbyterian Church, and 2 p.m. May 1 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Murrysville.

The chorale will present songs from Disney classics including “Frozen,” “Aladdin,” “The Lion King,” “The Little Mermaid” and more.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and free for children ages 10 and under.

Level Green Presbyterian is at 105 Olive St. in Trafford, and Calvary Lutheran is at 4725 William Penn Highway in Murrysville.

For tickets, see or call 412-874-7514.

Int’l Women spring luncheon

The International Women group will meet at 11 a.m., May 13 for its annual spring luncheon.

All members are asked to bring a dish representing their country. It will take place at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 2310 Haymaker Road in Monroeville. This will also be the group’s final meeting for the 2021-‘22 year.

Due to covid-19 precautions, the church’s baby-sitting service is currently suspended.

For more, call 412-823-6040.

Former investigator discusses true crime stories

The Murrysville Lions Club and Murrysville Recreation Department will welcome guest speaker Dave Grace to an April 28 presentation.

Grace is a former U.S. Justice Department, Treasury and State Department investigator, working primarily on bomb investigations. His experience on cases includes the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the Unabomber case, the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Park bombing and more. He has also provided technical advice on TV and film productions.

The presntation will be at 7 p.m. April 28 at the Murrysville Community Center, 3091 Carson Ave. There is no cost to attend, and light refreshments will be available.

To RSVP, call 724-327-2100, ext. 131 or see

Litter cleanup in Delmont

The Delmont Visionary Committee will host an April 30 litter cleanup event in the borough.

Volunteers will meet at the Rose Wigfield Parklet, 27 Greensburg St., at 9 a.m. to receive supplies and instructions, and will meet back at the park for a free lunch. Participants will receive a free T-shirt.

To RSVP, call 724-468-3975 or email

Symphony East will host ‘Hats Off to Spring’ fundraiser

Symphony East will host a musical tea party, “Hats Off to Spring,” at 11:30 a.m., April 25 at the Lamplighter in Salem.

Live entertainment will be provided by the Franklin Regional string and saxophone quartets, and attendees will also explore the “History of Hats” with presenter Jean Kanouff.

The cost is $30 and includes refreshments. Reservations are required by April 20 by calling 724-327-4864. For more, see

Municipal cleanup week begins April 25

Murrysville Cleanup Week will take place April 25-30. Residents can receive permit passes to take items to the Valley Landfill, 6015 Pleasant Valley Road, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout the week, and from 7-11 a.m. April 30.

Permit passes will be available through April 29 at the reception desk in the Murrysville municipal building, 4100 Sardis Road.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, or via Twitter .

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