Things to do in Plum and Oakmont this week |

Things to do in Plum and Oakmont this week

Michael DiVittorio
The third annual Christmas at Plum Creek kicked off the holiday season on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, with carol singing, the traditional tree lighting, the arrival of Santa and a surprise visit from the Grinch.

Having trouble finding things to do in Plum and Oakmont this week?

Here are some suggestions:

• Plum Creek Park along New Texas Road in Plum will be transformed into a winter wonderland Thursday for the fourth annual Christmas at Plum Creek.

Activities will be at and across from the borough building from 5:30-9 p.m.

There is limited handicapped parking at the event site.

Free shuttles from nearby Plum High School, St. John’s Church along Unity-Center Road and Amplify Church at O’Block and Saltsburg roads begin their trips at 5 p.m.

Santa is scheduled to arrive around 6 p.m. Go to for more information.

• Plum High School’s annual Stuff a Bus event for Toys for Tots will take place 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the school, 900 Elicker Road.

Other activities at the event include crafts, face painting, hot dogs, popcorn and more.

• Plum Community Library hosts an intermediate chess club for students in grades first through sixth from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at 445 Center-New Texas Road.

The club is for youths who know the game and are looking to learn new strategies and skills.

• Circle of Stitchers will meet at the Plum library 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.

Call 412-798-7323 or go to for more information and to register for either events.

• Oakmont Carnegie Library offers Gentle Yoga with instructor Cora Fetchko from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday at 700 Allegheny River Blvd.

No registration is necessary, and the class is open to all skill levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel.

• Meditation with a Monk is set for 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Oakmont library. Join the monks from Natrona Height’s Pittsburgh Buddhist Center for an hour of relaxing meditation. The program is offered every Tuesday evening.

• Somatics with certified personal trainer Tom Capriotti is offered from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Oakmont library.

Somatics is a series of soft movements that can help alleviate lower back, neck and shoulder pain.

Oakmont library programs are free. Call 412-828-9532 for more information.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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