Food collection event set for May 1

Busy Beaver and the Rotary Club of Delmont-Salem will host a May 1 food collection event for the Westmoreland County Food Bank.

It will be from 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the former AMC Theater parking lot off of Hollywood Boulevard, near Delmont.

Food bank officials said the items they need most are peanut butter, canned or pouched tuna/chicken/salmon, heavier soups or stews, cereal and boxed meals SUCH AS macaroni and cheese or Hamburger Helper.

The event will permit car drop-offs only.

Murrysville recreation officials plan ‘Chalk the Walk’ event

The Murrysville Recreation Department wants families to help decorate the walking trail at Murrysville Community Park with chalk drawings on May 15.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., a $10 donation will get a 4-by-4-foot space on the trail. Chalk will be provided, but attendees can also bring their own. Kona Ice will be on-site selling desserts, and DJ Joe will provide music.

Pre-register at MurrysvillePArecreation.com by clicking on the “Program Registration” link. Walk-up registration will be available with cash or check only.

For more, call 724-327-2100, ext. 131 or 115.

Women’s club offers scholarships

The Murrysville Woman’s Club will award a minimum of two non-traditional scholarships in 2021, in the amount of $3,000 each.

For the past 39 years, the club awarded scholarships to adult women seeking higher education opportunities. All applicants must be 21 years or older, and demonstrate financial need. They must either be currently enrolled or able to provide proof of acceptance for enrollment in higher education.

Applications are due by May 15, and are available at Seton Hill College, Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood and its Bushy Run Education Center in Murrysville, and University of Pittsburgh’s Greensburg campus. They will also be available at public libraries in Murrysville, Delmont, Greensburg/Hempfield and New Kensington, provided those libraries are currently open.

For more, call 724-327-8491.

Cornerstone to host ‘Spring Fling Thing’ for kids

Cornerstone Ministries will host a free children’s carnival, 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., May 14 at the church, 2200 Cornerstone Lane in Murrysville.

There will be carnival games, a kid-friendly escape room, balloon art, crafts, a kids’ train and a performance by an illusionist. Food will be available from local food trucks.

Children age 5 through fifth grade are invited to attend.

Registration is required, and can be done at CornerstoneKidsLive.net/fun-events.

The event will follow CDC guidelines for covid-19 prevention.

Recreation to host ‘Ulysses S. Grant’

“Ulysses S. Grant,” in the form of professional living historian Ken Serfass, will give a digital version of his one-man performance on the life of the Civil War general and 18th U.S. president.

The program will take place at 6:30 p.m. May 7 on Zoom.

To register, see MurrysvillePArecreation.com and click on the “Adult, Teen & Family Programs” link in the “Programs & Events” menu.

‘Miles of Smiles’ event seeking charity recipient nominations

The annual “Miles of Smiles” event, a 5K and 1K charity walk organized by nonprofit Serving Other Souls, is accepting recipient applications.

The group is seeking individuals suffering from any form of cancer, and the disease has impacted their ability to financially support their family. The nomination window will remain open until May 1.

Find a nomination form online at Bit.ly/3t1TriO.

“Miles of Smiles” will take place both virtually over Labor Day Weekend and in-person on Labor Day, Sept. 6, at Murrysville Community Park on Wiestertown Road.

Woman’s club to host ‘Remember When’

The Murrysville Woman’s Club will host a “Remember When” event at 10 a.m. May 1 at the Lamplighter Restaurant, 6566 William Penn Highway, Salem Township.

The 1950s-’60s-themed event will feature a breakfast buffet, disc jockey and Chinese auction of baskets.

Tickets are $25 and will benefit the club’s community projects. They can be purchased by calling Kathy Valkovic at 412-760-5809 or any club member.

Attire in 1950s style is suggested.

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