Special Interests


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 will be 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 October 1 at Redstone Highlands, 4951 Cline Hollow Road, Murrysville.

 Monday:  6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Class Limit: 15
No. of Weeks: 4
Tuition: $26
Instructor: Marilyn Holt
Course Representative: Claudia Muro


An enjoyable trek into fly fishing Southwest 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 25 at Redstone Highlands, 4951 Cline Hollow Road, Murrysville.

Tuesday: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
No. of Weeks: 3 Tuition:  $26
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 24.

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


If you are new to the County or have lived here for years, come and learn a bit of history about this beautiful county and the interesting sites to see, as well as stops along the way that will provide unique dining experiences.  Class begins October 23.

Tuesday:  6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Location: SHS-120
No. of Weeks: 2
Tuition:  $20
Instructor: Jeanette Mathews
Course Representative: Barbara Legal