Special Interests


This interactive exercise-filled workshop covers the foundation of creative problem solving (CPS) and offers effective techniques in idea generation, brainstorming and the secret ingredient in starting the CPS process.  Class will be held September 21 at the Murrysville Community Center, 3091 Carson Ave., Murrysville

Thursday  6:00-9:00 P.M.
No. of Weeks: 1
Tuition: $19
Instructor: John McCarthy
Course Representative: Claudia Muro


An introduction to the process involved in searching for family roots: how to find the who, when and where of your family!  Beginning with information gathering from family tradition and oral history interviews, the methodology of recording, organizing and storing your family history is reviewed.  Resources discussed will include census schedules, vital records and courthouse resources, church and cemetery records, military records and immigration and naturalization. Bring your lap top if possible.  Class will begin September 18 (no class 10/9, last class 10/16) at the Murrysville Community Library, Meeting Rm., 4130 Sardis Rd., Murrysville.

 Monday   6:00-8:00 P.M.
Class Limit: 15
No. of Weeks: 4
Tuition: $32
Instructor: Marilyn Holt
Course Representative: Pat Price


An enjoyable trek into fly fishing SW Pennsylvania waters and more.  This course is a must for first-timers and experienced anglers alike.  Rods, reels, tackle, flies, techniques, gear, hatch charts, maps, parking spots, GPS coordinates—everything you need for your own private excursions will be covered.  EQUIPMENT NOT INCLUDED.  Class begins September 19 at the Murrysville Community Center, 3091 Carson Ave., Murrysville.

Tuesday  6:00-8:00 P.M.
No. of Weeks: 3
Tuition: $25
Instructor: Brett Pechersky
Course Representative: Donna Beard

HOME INSPECTION How to Get the Most out of Your Investment

A detailed explanation of a home inspection and the advantages it provides.  Whether buying a new home or listing your existing residence on the market, the advantages of having an inspection far outweigh the consequences of skipping this important step.   Class will be held September 18.

Monday  7:00-9:00 P.M.
Location: SHS-120
No. of Weeks: 1
Tuition: $19
Instructor: Tom Grove
Course Representative: Mary Ann Koch


Are you looking for interesting places to go and things to see in Westmoreland County?  This course will explore the history of the county and give you a directory of interesting places to see.  Class begins October 17.

Tuesday  6:00-8:00 P.M.
Location: SHS-120
Class Limit: 15
No. of Weeks: 2
Tuition: $19
Instructor: Jeanette Mathews
Course Representative: Jill Wilson