Mobile shredding event
There will be a mobile shredding event June 5 from 9 a.m. to noon (or until the truck is full) at the Richland Municipal Building Parking Lot, 4019 Dickey Road.
Women’s Business Network meetings
Women’s Business Network is an award-winning business association that supports the success and growth of women in business through networking, education, and leadership opportunities. At the time of publication, many meetings are being held virtually; please check with the local chapter representative for more information. To learn more, visit wbninc.com.
The Cranberry Chapter holds regular meetings the first and third Thursday of each month from 7:30 to 9 a.m. May meetings are May 6 and 20. For more information contact chapter representative Cynthia Wood at 724-316-3427.
The Criders Corners Chapter holds regular meetings on the second and fourth Thursday of each month from noon to 1:15 p.m. May meetings will take place on May 13 and 27. For more information contact chapter representative Sherri Walker at 412-760-9601.
The All Virtual Chapter holds regular meetings via Zoom on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. May meetings are May 5 and 19. Guests are welcome to attend at no cost. For more information contact chapter representative Jennifer Pasquale at 412-908-1663.
Trunk Community Sale
Spring is coming and it’s time for the annual Parks and Recreation Junk in your Trunk Community Sale. Clear out those closets and garages of all that great stuff. The event will be May 15 at the Richland Township Municipal Building from 8 a.m. to noon. Masks will be required.
If you would like to register as a seller for this event, visit the Richland Township website to download a registration form. The deadline to register is May 12.
Send the registration form with payment to Parks & Rec, 4019 Dickey Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044.
The seller fee is $12 per car/parking lot space. Free to shoppers. There must be at least 30 vendors for this event to move forward.
For more information, visit richland.pa.us.
Spring plant sale events
The perennial plant sale will be May 15 from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine, in the upper parking lot of Northmont United Presbyterian Church, 8169 Perry Hwy.
The sale will feature more than 500 perennial plants grown in members’ gardens and donated for the sale.
Plant sale proceeds will help fund monthly educational programs for the public and support the maintenance of the UPMC Passavant chapel garden. The proceeds also help fund the local gardens in McCandless and Ross Township, including Northland Public Library’s new learning garden, Ross Township’s Community Garden and Evergreen Park.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Pine Recycle Rama
Pine Township will host a recycling event May 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the municipal buiding parking lot, 230 Pearce Mill Road.
The event is open to all residents and nonresidents. For more information, visit twp.pine.pa.us.
Garden Club plant sale
The Greybrooke Garden Club is hosting its annual spring plant sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 8 in McCandless.
Hanging baskets, perennials, herbs, annuals and garden supplies will be available for purchase.
The event is being held in the grassy area near the Bonefish Grill restaurant in the McCandless Crossing Shopping Center on McKnight Road.
A “Reading Corner” for kids hosted by Riverstone Books will be set up during the sale and kids will receive a free seed packet to plant.
Proceeds from this fundraiser will help support Greybrooke’s annual donations to conservancy groups and community organizations.
Garden Club volunteers
The Richland Township Garden Club is looking for a group of volunteers who are interested in starting a Richland Township Garden Club to manage four areas at Richland Community Park. These areas will include the barn planting beds, pavilion planting beds and two new areas located by the new concession stand.
If interested in becoming a volunteer, contact Melissa Williams firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724-443-5921.
Lettuce Grow Together
The Carnegie Science Center is teaming up with North Hills Community Outreach to broadcast Facebook Live events that will explore the science behind gardening and healthy eating.
The next virtual event, Apiaries and Bees, will take place at 11 a.m. on May 9 and will be hosted on Carnegie Science Center’s Facebook page and will be available on the Science Center’s YouTube channel following the livestream.
Participants will take a virtual tour of North Hills Community Outreach’s apiary and learn about the relationship between bees and plants.
The Facebook Live events are part of Carnegie Science Center’s Lettuce Grow Together! program, sponsored by GrowingGreat and Del Monte Foods. Learn more at: carnegiesciencecenter.org.
Camp registration open
Registration is open for Camp Cranberry, which runs June 7 to Aug. 20 for children ages 5-15 from any community.
The camp focuses on developing physical, social and decision-making skills; promoting self-confidence and having fun. There will be weekly themes for younger campers, such as outer space, dinosaurs, animals, science and storybook classics. Older campers will learn about their natural surroundings, how to express themselves creatively and inventing games and activities.
Full-day camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There also are half-day camps for younger children. Lunch and extended care also will be available.
Cranberry also is offering swimming lessons for all age groups. There are group lessons, Saturday classes, sessions for preschool kids and parent and child aquatics. Private lessons also are available.
For details, visit cranberrytownship.org.
At the library
• Plant and Garden Sale: The Northern Tier Regional Library will be holding its annual Plant & Garden Sale on May 20-22. Plans are for curbside pickup. The library will not be holding a garden party this spring, but hopes to hold a perennial exchange in the fall. The preorder deadline is May 10.
Curbside pickup is May 20, noon to 8 p.m.; May 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and May 22, 9 a.m. to noon.
• eLibrary For All fundraiser: Allegheny County’s eLibrary is home to downloadable and streaming entertainment sites and reliable databases for research. All of these resources are free with your library card, but they can be costly for libraries to purchase and maintain. Did you know the average cost of one eBook purchased by your library is $15?
Help make sure that eBooks, audiobooks and more are available to everyone by donating during the eLibrary For All campaign that runs from May 1 to 7. Donations can be made at: elibraryforall.org. This is a coordinated eResources fundraising effort for all libraries in Allegheny County.
• Pollinators: Learn all about pollinators and what you can do to help them in this Zoom program May 10 at 6:30 p.m., led by Pennsylvania Master Naturalist Pam Wilson. Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting invitation link.
• Bird Anatomy: Join Pennsylvania Master Naturalist Verna McGinley on May 25 at 7 p.m. as she teaches all about bird anatomy in this Zoom presentation. See some natural artifacts and learn more about how birds function and what you can do to help them. Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting invitation link.
• Health Care & Your Retirement: Join us on May 20 at 6:30 p.m. for a free virtual seminar presented by Richard Olszewski, a financial advisor from Edward Jones. We will be discussing the impact of health care costs on retirement savings. The program will give you an introduction to Medicare coverage and costs, as well as taking a look at the effects of longterm care costs. Find out the available options for supplemental health care and long-term care insurance. Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting invitation link.
• Knit Lit: Do you knit, crochet or craft? Would you like to learn? Beginners are invited to come and learn; experienced crafters are invited to bring a project to work on.
If weather permits, we will meet outside on the library lawn behind the book drops on May 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket to sit on. In case of bad weather, this event will take place online via Zoom. Registration is required so we have a way to share location updates, and if needed, the Zoom meeting invitation link.
• Alice’s Ordinary People: The Civil Rights Movement: Join us May 26 at 6:30 p.m. for an hour-long presentation introducing Alice Tregay, a woman who refused to stand still for injustice and brought others together for change. Her remarkable story spans the historic period from the marches of Dr. King to the election of Barack Obama.
This program will include a 30-minute overview of the Civil Rights Movement. Please visit imaginevideo.org/alices-ordinary-people for more information. Additionally, the DVD documentary of Alice’s Ordinary People can be borrowed from your local library’s county system. Registration is required so a Zoom meeting invitation link can be sent prior to the program.
This program is brought to you by Shaler North Hills Library, Northland Public Library and Northern Tier Regional Library.
• Wi-Fi hotspots: Soon you’ll be able to borrow Wi-Fi hotspots from the library. More information will be available on our website once they’re ready to be checked out.
• Fresh Air Story Time: Wednesdays, May 5-26, 10:30 to 11 a.m. — Join us on our side lawn (located next to the library’s parking lot) for a Fresh Air Story Time featuring new stories, exciting rhymes and a lot of fun.
We ask families to bring a blanket or foldable lawn chairs, and to observe social distancing during the program. Adults must wear a mask at all times and make sure the little ones are observing appropriate norms. Please bring a rattle or noise-making toy to play along with our music. Families will be able to take home an activity or craft. This program is weather permitting and will revert to a virtual story time if the weather is unfavorable. We also request that families register to make sure we can gather safely in the space.
• Fresh Air: Rhymes, Songs, & Yoga Poses: Thursdays, May 6-27, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. — This program is an interactive storytime (located on our side lawn next to the library’s parking lot) featuring stories, word play, and music, as well as yoga poses and stretches.
We ask families to bring a blanket or foldable lawn chairs, and to observe social distancing during the program. Adults must wear a mask at all times and make sure the little ones are observing appropriate norms. This program is weather permitting and will revert to a virtual program if the weather is unfavorable. We also request that families register to make sure we can gather safely in the space.
• Virtual Story Time: Uploads Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. from May 4-25 m — A time to move, dance, share stories, and sing songs with your busiest friends! These virtual story times are for toddlers and their families, and will be available to watch on our Facebook page or website.
• Take-home Crafts: Kids (and adults) of all ages are invited to create and enjoy a simple weekly take-home craft. The current session will continue to run from May 3-24. Please call or register online to reserve a weekly supply kit that can be picked up and enjoyed at home. Registration is required each week to account for supplies.