Export Bright Night for December 3
Export Borough will host its annual Light Up Night celebration from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on December 3 at the Export Volunteer Fire Department, 5815 Washington Ave.
There will be a fish fry at the Moose Export from 4 pm to 8 pm, and starting at 6 pm there will be a free “cookie exploration” as well as a selfie scavenger hunt. At 7 p.m., Santa Claus arrives and the borough and local businesses will light up the tree and the city. There will also be live music from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tickets for the cookie tour and the treasure hunt will be picked up at 9 p.m. at the fire station.
AAUW welcomes IUP professor as guest speaker
The Murrysville branch of the American Association of University Women will welcome Professor Arden Hamer from Indiana University in Pennsylvania as a guest speaker on December 9.
Hamer is a Professor in the Department of Development Studies at IUP and received her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh with a concentration in Adult Literacy and University Reading. Hamer runs several book discussion groups, including two at the Murrysville Community Library.
The AAUW meeting will be held at 9:30 am at the Library, 4130 Sardis Road in Murrysville.
Masks are mandatory.
For more information, see Murrysville-PA.aauw.net.
Symphony East to host ‘Sounds of Joy’ vacation program
Symphony East will be hosting their annual “Sounds of Joy” holiday program at 1 pm on December 6 at Lamplighter Restaurant.
The Rick Mansfield Band will be offering live entertainment. Mansfield is a former saxophonist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
No reservation is required, but a donation of $ 10 is requested from adults attending. The Lamplighter can be found at 6566 William Penn Highway in Salem.
For more information, see SymphonyEast.org/events.
Library to host ‘Jingles’n’Gingerbread’
The Murrysville Community Library will host its annual “Jingles’n’Gingerbread” holiday event from 5 pm to 8 pm on December 6 at the library, 4130 Sardis Road in Murrysville.
The evening will feature several performances by students of the Newlonsburg Music Academy, the Franklin Regional Student String Quartet, the East End Kids and more.
There will be crafts, children’s games, multicultural exhibits, hot chocolate and takeout cookies from The Pastry Box food truck and a 6:30 pm screening of “Calvin Can’t Fly” a book. of animated stories paired with an interpretation in American Sign Language by Kim Mackey of Murrysville.
Library officials are looking for volunteers to help bake cookies for the event or volunteer their time to help with set-up and take-down. To volunteer, call 724-327-1102.
To learn more, visit MurrysvilleLibrary.org or call 724-327-1102.
International Women plan vacation program
The International Women Club will host its annual holiday celebration at 9:30 a.m. on December 10 at the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 2310 Haymaker Road in Monroeville.
All women in the community are invited to attend.
The club reunion starts at 9:30 am, followed by the Christmas celebration and carols led by club member Lorraine Balun.
For more information, call 412-823-6040.
Conservancy will host a “hot chocolate hike”
The Westmoreland Conservancy will be hosting a 10 am “Hot Chocolate Hike” on December 11, starting from the Morosini Preserve and the all-pedestrian trail in Murrysville.
The 2-3 mile family hike is free and will end with a cup of hot chocolate. While the All-Petestrian Trail is universally accessible, the hike will also include part of the hill in the reserve, which is a wooded hike with a few inclines that may require stepping over fallen trees.
Registration can be completed by going to EventBrite.com and entering “hot chocolate hike” in the search box. Hikers will meet in the upper car park of Morosini Farm Court.
To learn more, visit MurrysvillePArecreation.com or call 724-327-2100, ext. 115.
The “Santa Claus in Sardis” returns to Murrysville
The Murrysville Recreation Department’s “Santa in Sardis: A Holiday Celebration” will be held on December 4 from 2 pm to 4 pm at Sardis Park on Rocky Hill Lane.
The afternoon includes s’mores, a bonfire, horse-drawn carriage rides and tours with Santa to kick off the holiday season. Families are asked to carpool due to the limited number of parking spaces and can bring a chair to enjoy the bonfire.
To learn more, visit MurrysvillePArecreation.com or call 724-327-2100, ext. 131.
Upcoming public meetings
• Combined meetings of the Franklin Regional School Board / Voting Committee at 7:30 pm December 6 at the Murrysville Town Hall. Meetings are broadcast on local access Comcast Channel 19 and archived at YouTube.com/user/FranklinRegionalSD.
• Export Council, 6:30 p.m. December 7 at the Borough Building, 5821 Washington Ave.
• Delmont Council, at 7:00 p.m. on December 14 at the Borough Building, 77 Greensburg St.