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Easter pet photos

session at Heritage Trail

The Murrysville Recreation Department will host an Easter pet photos session from 10 am to noon, April 9 at the Westmoreland Heritage Trail visitor center on Route 22.

The event is free to attend, but donations to Pet Friends Animal Rescue in Irwin will be requested. Walker’s Pet Ho-Tail staff will provide treat bags for pets while supplies last.

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

Woman’s Club juried

art show set for April 1

The Murrysville Woman’s Club will host its annual juried art exhibit next month.

The show hours will be 10 am to 5 pm April 1 and 10 am to 3 pm April 2 at the Murrysville municipal building, 4100 Sardis Road.

International Women

meetsfor music program

The local chapter of International Women will meet at 9:30 am April 1 at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church in Monroeville.

The meeting will be followed by a program of music featuring classically trained clarinetist Janice Coppola and guitarist, bassoonist, songwriter and vocalist Julie Harris, who has joined to form a duo after performing for several years at the “Sound of Jewish Music” series in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood.

They will present their interpretations of klezmer, Greek and Jewish folks songs.

All women in the community are invited to attend. Because of covid-19, the church’s usual babysitting service will not be available.

Free fishing tournament

planned in Murrysville

The Murrsyville-Export Rotary Club’s annual Joey Gombosh Fishing Derby will take place from 8 am to 4 pm, April 2 at Townsend Park in Murrysville.

The tournament is free for children up to age 15. There is no fee to participate and no fishing license is required.

The park is on Townsend Park Court. The derby will be held at the pond, in the park’s lower area.

Artist Betty Trout gives

talk at Murrysville library

Murrysville artist Betty Trout will talk about her artwork at a March 29 presentation at the Murrysville Community Library, 4130 Sardis Road.

In the past two years, Trout has begun painting “en plein air,” creating natural landscapes and working outdoors with the added challenge of ever-changing sunlight.

Trout has juried into membership in the Pittsburgh Society of Artists and the Cranberry Artists Network, and her work can be seen year-round at the Latrobe Art Center, and an exhibit of her art is at the library through the end of March.

The presentation will be at 6 pm Registration is recommended at MurrysvilleLibrary.org.

Recreation program guide published

The Murrysville Recreation Department has published its annual program guide, which is available online at MurrysvillePArecreation.com

The guide includes information on spring and summer programs at all of the municipal parks, as well as dates for the summer Tuesdays at Townsend concert series, nature programs and more.

Rewards available

to Heritage Trail users

Those who commit to making annual donations as members of the Westmoreland Heritage Trail chapter, which helps fund trail projects and maintenance, will be eligible for a new business discount card.

The trail includes 17 miles from Saltsburg to Delmont and from Export to Trafford.

The Westmoreland Trailblazers of the Leadership Westmoreland Class of 2022 has memberships ranging from $20 for an individual, $30 for a family and $50 for a nonprofit organization.

The cards will be awarded to the first 400 members of 2022 and will remain valid until March 2023. The 14 businesses offering discounts are along the trail corridor, including restaurants, a bike shop, a fitness center and kayak and canoe rental shop. The full list of available discounts and membership forms can be found at www.westmorelandheritagetrail.com.

For more information or to sign up to offer a discount, contact westmorelandtrailblazers@gmail.com.

Upcoming public meetings

• Franklin Regional school board committee-of-the-whole meeting (no voting), 7:30 pm April 4 at the Murrysville municipal building, 4100 Sardis Road. Meetings are broadcast live on Comcast local access Channel 19 and archived on the district’s YouTube page.

• Export council meeting, 6:30 pm April 5 at the borough building, 5821 Washington Ave.

• Murrysville council meeting, 7 pm April 6 at the municipal building. Meetings are broadcast live on Comcast local access Channel 19 and livestreamed at Murrysville.com.

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

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