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Lots of fun stuff in Plum, Oakmont this week

Michael DiVittorio
| Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, 11:48 a.m.
The Oakmont Carnegie Library
The Oakmont Carnegie Library
John Keefe, owner of Carnivores Restaurant and Sports Bar, serves up a plate of egg rolls for Hailey McLindon during last year's Celebrate Oakmont. The annual event is presented by the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce.
Lillian DeDomenic | For The Tribune-Review
John Keefe, owner of Carnivores Restaurant and Sports Bar, serves up a plate of egg rolls for Hailey McLindon during last year's Celebrate Oakmont. The annual event is presented by the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce.

Looking for something to do in Plum or Oakmont this week?

Here's a quick guide of activities in those areas.

• Oakmont Chamber of Commerce presents the ninth annual Celebrate Oakmont from 4-:7:30 p.m. at the Greek Orthodox Social Hall, 12 Washington Ave.

Come taste samples of signature dishes from area restaurants and bakeries. Chamber members will have booths displaying their businesses. More than 40 vendors have signed up.

Other activities include door prizes, raffles, Chinese auction and demonstrations. Tickets are $15 and proceeds benefit the chamber.

Tickets are available at Embroidery From the Heart at 610 Allegheny River Blvd., Amanda Lee Glassware at 802 Allegheny River Blvd., Anderson Interiors at 12 Plum St. or at the door.

Call Betty Anderson at 412-657-6970 for more information.

• Oakmont Carnegie Library at 700 Allegheny River Blvd. will host Meditation with a Monk from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday with monks from Natrona Height's Pittsburgh Buddhist Center. Calm your psyche in the Red Oak Room.

Email Robin Almendinger at for more information.

• The Oakmont library also hosts Booktoberfest from 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday. Join library officials and guests for brews, bites and books.

Allegheny River Brewery, Hulton Liquid Works and Penn Brewery have the brews. Oakmont Barbeque has the bites and the library has the books.

There will be music and raffles. Tickets are $25 for individuals or $40 for two people. Proceeds benefit the library. Call 412-828-9532 or email for more information.

• Riverview High School at 100 Hulton Road hosts Art Sparks Community Involvement Night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria.

The art department invites residents to help create mosaic tile artwork for the Oakmont/Plum service plaza along the Turnpike as part of the Art Sparks Art in Education project.

There will be refreshments and music as well. The artwork will be installed at the service plaza on Nov. 9. Call 412-828-1800 for more information.

• Plum Senior Community Center at 499 Center New Texas Road will have its Virtual Senior Academy at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The academy allows Plum seniors to interact with other senior centers via the internet. The program is free and open to the public. Call 412-795-2330 for more information.

• Plum Community Library at 445 Center New Texas Road offers Creative Coding for grades 1-4 from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday. Learn basic computer programming using, Tynker and Scratch to create your own unique story board and designs. Registration is required. Call 412-798-7323 for more information.

• The Plum library also hosts Circle of Stitchers from 10 a.m. to noon and from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

Knitters, crocheters and stitchers of every kind are invited to meet and share their techniques and resources. The class is the first and third Thursday of the month. No registration required. Call Suzanne Teti at 412-798-7323 for more information.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-871-2367, or via Twitter @MikeJdiVittorio.

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