At a Glance: Adult Driver Refresher Course, Student News and More at Plum, Oakmont



Seniors For Safe Driving is offering an adult driver development course from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 8 at the Plum Community Center.

The course is designed to help drivers 55 and over understand how aging affects driving ability and to provide insight into driving on today’s roads.

The PennDOT approved course comes with a minimum 5% discount on your auto insurance for three years, as required by state law. There is a standard course for new participants and a refresher course for returning participants.

To register for the course, call 724-283-8845 or register online at Seniors


New students

Kamryn Conwell enrolled at Lehigh University as a member of the Class of 2025.


Plum Republicans to host buffet dinner on October 14

The Plum Republican Committee is hosting a buffet dinner to support local GOP Plum candidates at Pugliano’s Restaurant, 1808 Golden Mile Hwy in Plum. Dinner is October 14 at 6 p.m. and tickets are $ 40.

Guest speakers are Congressman Dan Meuser and Allegheny County GOP Chairman Sam DeMarco.

The buffet menu includes green salad, coleslaw, chicken piccata, meatballs, penne, red potatoes with parsley, green beans, coffee, and soft drinks.

For RSVP, or for more information, call 724-787-8673 or email [email protected].

Markosek meeting scheduled for October 20

A meet and greet with Representative Brandon Markosek serving the 25th Legislative District is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on October 20 at Holy Family Parish, Our Lady of Joy Church Hall, 2000 O’Block Road in Plum.

Markosek will provide some information on his professional responsibilities, the committees he sits on, the issues that concern him and information about the 25th arrondissement, which includes Monroeville and parts of Plum. After his presentation, he will be available to answer questions. Another lecturer from the Department of Aging is also invited to attend.

Refreshments will be served, and masks are strongly encouraged.

Reservations are required, please call the Serving Our Seniors office number at 412-793-4511, ext. 107 or email [email protected] before October 18.


PALS organizes a day for ladies

The Plum Area Ladies Society is a service and social organization open to women in Plum, Penn Hills and surrounding communities.

Newcomers are encouraged to attend PALS meetings, which take place on the first Wednesday of each month from September through April.

For Ladies Day Out, the ladies will be celebrating Octoberfest at the Golden Goblet on October 23 at 4 p.m. For more information, call Mary Lou at 724 327-8265.


Golden Age Club of Unity

Unity Golden Age Club Inc. will meet on October 18 at noon at Unity Community Church Café, 215 Unity Trestle Road in Plum.

Please bring a covered dish to share. Hot coffee and tea will be provided.

The program will feature magician Chuck Caputo.


Women’s business network

The Women’s Business Network is an award-winning business association that supports the success and growth of women in business. WBN provides members with the tools to be successful.

All professional women are invited to attend a meeting free of charge. Some meetings are held virtually. Please check with the local representative for more information. To learn more, visit

The Monroeville Chapter holds regular meetings on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at Monroeville Community Park West Pavilion 2, 2399 Tilbrook Road, Monroeville. For more information, contact Jo Luncher at 412-372-3411.

The Allegheny Valley Chapter meets at 8 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month at Panera Bread at Waterworks Mall, 942 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh. To RSVP or for more details, call Susan Kinger at 412-782-4848.

The All Virtual Chapter holds regular meetings via Zoom at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Guests are welcome to attend free of charge. For more details, call Jennifer Pasquale at 412-908-1663.


Monday plum market

The Monday Market is Monday through October 25 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Plum Creek Park (Plum baseball diamonds), 1040 Ross Hollow Road.


Oakmont Library Programs

The Oakmont Carnegie Library offers a variety of free online programs. Director Beth Mellor hosts Tuesday Morning YouTube Storytime Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

More information is available at


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