Murrysville: Found-art presentation, used book sale, Carnegie Museum speaker, more

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Found-materials artist featured at East Suburban Artists League

The East Suburban Artists League will feature artist Glendon Hyde at their May 5 meeting.

Hyde creates “found art” using discarded and broken materials, mostly donated by friends and neighbors. Hyde will share his motivation, techniques and specific approach to eco-friendly art.

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The presentation will be at 7 p.m., May 5 at Christ’s Lutheran Church, 5330 Old Logan Ferry Road. It is open to the public and there is no cost to attend.

League members will have a 6:45 p.m. show-and-tell session prior to the public meeting.

For more, call 412-373-0711 or visit

AAUW book sale set for May 5-7

The Murrysville American Association of University Women and Murrysville Community Library will partner for a used book sale from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 5-7 at the library, 4130 Sardis Road.

The sale will include books, puzzles, CDs and DVDs. Attendees are asked to bring their own bags, but additional bags will be available.

For more, see 724-327-1102.

AAUW will host Carnegie Museum speaker

The Murrysville American Association of University Women will host Carnegie Museum of Natural History Director of Science, Research and Collections Rose Marie Muzika at its May 12 meeting.

Muzika will present “What Forests Teach Us About Resilience (and Ourselves),” discussing several decades of research in forest ecology, emphasizing the way scientific inquiry helps understand the lives of trees and the forests they inhabit.

The 10 a.m. meeting will take place in the Tech Nook at the Murrysville Community Library, 4130 Sardis Road, Murrysville.

Gun club to host youth day

The White Oak Rod and Gun Club in North Huntingdon will host its annual Youth Day from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 9 at the club, 600 Skellytown Road.

Boys and girls age 10 through 18 can participate in a full day of education and fun with opportunities to use air rifles, .22-caliber pistols, black powder and high-powered rifles. They can also shoot clay targets and try archery.

Lunch will be provided.

Registration is $10. For more information, call 724-953-1087, 412-400-1656 or 412-417-1819.

‘Boomers & Beyond’ presentation focuses on Flight 93 memorial

The former National Park Service Chief of Visitor Protection and Chief Ranger for the Northeastern U.S., Stephen Clark, will be the featured speaker at the May 10 “Boomers & Beyond” speaker series at Mother of Sorrows Church, 4202 Old William Penn Highway, Murrysville.

Clark has more than 35 years of federal service and managed the five National Park Service units in beginning in 2015. He has also led and contributed to national responses for natural disasters like the Mississippi Canyon oil spill and Hurricane Maria.

The presentation will be at noon. Participants can bring a bag lunch (beverages are provided). There is no cost to attend.

Women’s tennis league needs doubles partners

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

The league meets from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays on the tennis courts at Franklin Regional Senior High School, 3210 School Road, 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 noncompetitive. For details, including a registration form, email Nancie Pajan at

Murrysville Business & Professional group to meet

The Murrysville Business & Professional Association meets regularly at 8 a.m. on the first Thursday of every month at Dick’s Diner, 4200 William Penn Highway, 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 details or to join, call 724-834-2900 or email

Parkour summer camp

Steel City Parkour in Murrysville will host 10 weeks of weekday 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., and afternoon sessions are noon to 4 p.m. 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 details 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, Murrysville.

• 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

National Day of Prayer event in Delmont set for May 5

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 details, email or

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, Monroeville. This also will be the group’s final meeting for the 2021-22 year.

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

For details, call 412-823-6040.

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 details, visit

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.

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

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

Murrysville police to hold drug takeback day

The Murrysville Police Department will host a drug takeback event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30 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 available in the station’s lobby.

For details, call 724-327-2100.

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

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