Murrysville area: “Polar Express” reading, sale of second-hand books, walkathon, etc.

A marathon swimmer will give a presentation at the library

Darren Miller, Franklin area graduate and Oceans Seven marathon swimmer, will be the guest speaker at a presentation Nov. 15 at the Murrysville Municipal Building.

Miller, a native of Delmont, swam seven oceans spanning five continents in his first attempts to benefit the Children’s Hospital Foundation. His presentation will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Murrysville Council Chambers at 4100 Sardis Road. There is no cost to attend.

Recreation officials will be collecting donations for the non-profit Sportsmen and Landowners Association of Murrysville, to help fund repairs to the disabled fishing access at Sloan Creek.

To register or learn more, visit or call 724-327-2100, ext. 131.

A choir will present “A Patriotic Thanksgiving”

The Murrysville Cantata Choir will perform their fifth annual praise concert, “A Patriotic Thanksgiving,” at 4 p.m. on November 13 at First Presbyterian Church in Murrysville.

The church is at 3202 North Hills Road in Murrysville. For more information, call 724-327-0728.

Drive-In Dinner at Union Presbyterian

The Union Presbyterian Church in Washington Township will host a drive-in dinner from 4-6 p.m., Nov. 10, at the church, 656 Route 380.

Meals are available by suggested donation (no specific amount, and those who can’t afford to donate can still get a meal) and include rigatoni with meat sauce, salad, rolls and dessert. Those picking up a meal can drive to the back of the church.

For more information, call 724-337-3042.

AAUW gears up for book sale

The American Association of University Women of Murrysville will be hosting its annual book sale Nov. 10-12 at the Murrysville Community Library and is also looking for volunteers to help with some aspects of the event.

Volunteers are needed for the following times:

• Setting up, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., November 9

• Sales Volunteers, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10-11 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12.

• Dismantling, 3 p.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 12.

• Volunteers are needed to bring leftover books to Half Price Books in Monroeville after the sale is over.

Reading ‘Polar Express’, visit of Saint Nicholas

The Murrysville Recreation Department will be hosting a reading of “The Polar Express” children’s book and a visit to St. Nicholas in December.

Sessions will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10 a.m. Dec. 10 at the Murrysville Community Center, 3091 Carson Ave. The cost is $20.

The event will include hot chocolate and cookies, and children will receive their own train ticket.

Sign up at For more information, call 724-327-2100, ext. 131.

Walkathon for Meals on Wheels

A walkathon held on November 5 at Newhouse Park in Delmont will benefit Delmont Meals on Wheels.

It will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the park, near Stotler Road in Delmont. Walkers will be soliciting sponsorships and donations, and light refreshments will be served, with 100% of event proceeds going to Delmont Meals on Wheels.

Residents can also drop off donations for Meals on Wheels through Nov. 5 at the library, 75 School St. Donations for the group can be mailed to Delmont Meals on Wheels, 301 East Pittsburgh St., Delmont, PA , 15626.

To sponsor a walker, email [email protected] or visit the library to pick up a form.

Rotary recognizes volunteer of the year

The Rotary Club of Murrysville-Export has recognized its 2022 Volunteer of the Year, Murrysville Meals on Wheels Director Lynn Staab.

Staab has been an active volunteer in the community since 1987 with a number of different organizations and has chaired the Murrysville Meals on Wheels group since 1995, managing over 200 volunteers and delivering meals to approximately 50 residents. Staab oversees operations, public relations, fundraising and planning for Meals on Wheels.

International Meeting of Women in Monroeville

The International Women’s Group will meet at 9.30am Friday at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 2310 Haymaker Road in Monroeville.

All women in the community, whether American or foreign-born, are welcome to attend. The guest speaker will be Barbara Burstin, author of “Sophie: The Incomparable Mayor Masloff”.

Academic People’s Association Meetings

The Association of University People’s Club for Single Alumni will host four dinners in November:

• November 8, 5:30 p.m. at Pusadee’s Garden, 5319 Butler St., Pittsburgh

• November 16, 12:30 p.m. at Nakama, 1611 East Carson St., Pittsburgh

• Nov. 18, 5-7 p.m., at Primanti Bros., 1539 Washington Ave., Mt. Lebanon

• November 24, 2 p.m., Thanksgiving dinner at Lamplighter, 6566 William Penn Highway in Salem

The club invites four-year college graduates, ages 50 and up, to join them for fun events and meet new people. RSVP to one of the dinners by calling 412-862-7861 or emiling [email protected]

Dates of the next public meetings

The following meetings are open to the public:

• Murrysville Council, 7:00 pm, Nov. 16 at the Municipal Building, 4100 Sardis Road. Meetings are broadcast live on local access channel Comcast 19 and streamed live on, where an agenda is also available in advance.

• Export Council, 6:30 p.m., Nov. 3 at Borough Building, 5823 Washington Ave. The agenda is available in advance on

• Franklin Area Curriculum Committee, 5:00 pm, Nov. 7 at the District Administrative Offices, 3170 School Road in Murrysville.

Patrick Varine is an editor at Tribune-Review. You can contact Patrick by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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