Murrysville area: AI speaker, leaf drives, used book sales, etc.

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AAUW speaker will explore artificial intelligence

The Murrysville Chapter of the American Association of University Women will host a guest speaker and Carnegie Mellon Professor Skilled of IT James Morris at its October 13 meeting.

Morris, a Pittsburgh native with a six-decade career in computer science, is the author of “A Reformed Computer Scientist’s Reflections on the Nature of Real and Artificial Intelligence.” He will discuss the pros and cons of AI, how it got started, and what it can do.

The AAUW meeting will be at 9:30 am at the Murrysville Community Library, 4130 Sardis Road. To learn more, visit MurrysvilleLibrary.org or Murrysville-PA.aauw.net.

‘Boomers & Beyond’ speaker focuses on rotator cuff

The featured speaker for the Oct. 11 Boomers & Beyond sessions at Mother of Sorrows Church in Murrysville will be Michael Wong of PT Family Medicine in Penn Township.

Wong, who holds a doctorate in osteopathy from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, is a board-certified sports medicine specialist with a practice in nonoperative orthopedic care.

Wong will discuss rotator cuff and shoulder issues during the session, which will take place at noon at the Mother of Sorrows social room, 4202 Old William Penn Highway in Murrysville. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and attendees are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. Drinks will be provided.

Murrysville organizes leaf and yard waste collections

Murrysville and city hauler Republic Services have announced leaf and yard waste pickup dates this fall: Oct. 15, Nov. 12 and Dec. 3, every Saturday. To schedule a pickup, complete the Curbside Leaf Collection Program form available on Murrysville.com.

There is a limit of 20 bags. The registration deadline is the Thursday preceding the pick-up date. Leaves must be in biodegradable leaf bags. Five-bag packs can be purchased at local hardware stores and home improvement stores.

Do not place grass clippings, trash, recycling materials or any other waste in the bags. Small twigs and brush should not exceed 3 inches in diameter and 48 inches in length.

For more information, call 724-327-2100.

Fundraising underway for AAUW’s Annual Used Book Sale

The Murrysville branch of the American Association of University Women will hold its annual book sale Nov. 10-12 and begin accepting book donations Oct. 3.

Donations can be fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books, as well as complete puzzles and video games. Moldy encyclopedias, manuals, textbooks and books will not be accepted.

For more information, call 724-327-1102.

Women Entrepreneurs Network Meetings

The Murrysville Chapter of the Women’s Business Network will meet the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 8:15 a.m. at Dick’s Diner, 4100 William Penn Highway in Murrysville.

This month’s meetings will take place on October 13 and 27. The group’s virtual meetings are held via Zoom on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m.

For more information, call Jenniver Pasquale at 412-908-1663.

Pen and ink artist at the East Suburban Artists League

Pen and ink artist Bob Weaver will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the East Suburban Artists League, scheduled for 7 p.m. on October 6 at Christ Lutheran Church, 5330 Old Logan Ferry Road in Murrysville, in the lower level meeting room.

There is no cost to attend. For more information, call 412-373-0711 or visit ESALart.org.

AARP Seeks Volunteers for Tax Assistance Program

The AARP Foundation is seeking volunteers to form its Tax Assistance Program, the nation’s largest volunteer-based tax preparation service.

The group is looking for volunteers to help support tax preparation activities in Murrysville, Delmont, Penn Township, Trafford and North Huntingdon. Vacancies include tax preparer, client facilitator and appointment scheduler.

For more information, call 412-394-8959 or visit AARPfoundation.org/taxaide.

International meeting of women

The International Women’s Group will meet at 9:30 a.m. on October 7 at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church.

All women in the community are invited to attend. The program will be singer Brian Mahan, entertaining with a variety of songs from the 1960s and 1970s.

The church’s regular childcare service has been suspended until further notice.

The church is at 2310 Haymaker Road in Monroeville. For more information, call 412-823-6040.

Meeting of the Association of Academics

The Association of University People’s Club for single graduates aged 50 and over invites potential new members to join them for monthly dinners, get-togethers and more.

The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on October 26 at Atria, 4869 William Penn Highway in Murrysville.

The association will also host a Thanksgiving dinner with a multi-piece buffet at Lamplighter, 6566 William Penn Highway in Salem.

RSVP for either event before October 25 by calling 412-491-7538.

Upcoming public meetings

• Council of Delmont, 7 pm, Oct. 11 at the Borough building, 77 Greensburg Street. An agenda is available in advance on DelmontBoro.com.

Patrick Varine is an editor at Tribune-Review. You can contact Patrick by email at pvarine@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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