Athletic Association sets meeting
The annual meeting of the Green Tree Athletic Association is set for 7 p.m. Sunday at Green Tree Fire Hall. Members must be present to be nominated or volunteer for any position. Two-term offices for first vice-president of equipment, senior baseball commissioner, secretary and treasurer will be filled.
• Work on a 24-inch water line replacement on Greentree Road between Cochran and Carnahan roads will continue through late December. Motorists may encounter delays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays.
• Today is the perfect day to give to Green Tree Public Library because all donations given to the library through www.pittsburghgives.org will be matched.
Gifts of $25 or more may be paid online with MasterCard or Visa and are 100 percent tax-deductible.
• Green Tree Farmers' Market will continue from 4 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday this month at Green Tree Park.
• The Parkedge Sound Barrier Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Sycamore Room of Green Tree Municipal Center. A representative from the state Transportation Department will be at the meeting.
• The Society for Educational and Environmental Development will sponsor a free nature walk at Green Tree Nature Center at 9 a.m. Oct. 12. Participants should meet at the Nature Center on Crestmont Avenue at 9 a.m. In case of rain, the walk will be delayed until 10 a.m. Oct. 13.
Senior Fair at Galleria today
State Sen. Matt Smith, D-Allegheny/Washington, will hold his annual Senior Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at The Galleria of Mt. Lebanon, 1500 Washington Road.
Some 100 exhibitors will provide information on services for older adults. Free health screenings and flu shots will be available for individuals 65 and older; those who want a flu shot should bring their Medicare or supplemental insurance card.
School board tables decision on reimbursement
Steel Valley school board has tabled action to approve tuition reimbursement for courses taken by superintendent Ed Wehrer.
Mr. Wehrer said after a meeting last week that the credits are to get a certificate from Stanford University in strategic decision and risk management.
Last week, district solicitor Donald Fetzko said Mr. Wehrer's contract entitles him to credit reimbursement given to school principals and assistant principals who, under Act 93, can be paid tuition for graduate courses that directly benefit their districts.
Directors must decide if the courses are a direct benefit to the district, Mr. Fetzko said.
Directors also have tabled action on a joint venture with Munhall Borough to buy vests for school crossing guards.
Sign-ups open for Jack-O-Lantern Jog
The ninth annual Jack-O-Lantern Jog 5K Race/1-Mile Stroll will be held at 9 a.m. Oct. 26 at the Central Van and Storage Warehouse, 595 Meadowlands Blvd.
The Jog benefits The Community Scholarship Foundation of Canon-McMillan Dollars for Scholars.
The 5K Race is professionally scored, and special awards will be given in a number of categories.
Pre-registration is $18, and day-of registration is $21. Participants may register online at www.active.com.
• Washington Symphony Orchestra will open its season with "Space - The Final Frontier" at 8 p.m. Oct. 12 at Trinity High School in North Franklin, under the baton of conductor and music director Yugo Ikach.
The audience will hear a premiere of a local composer's music with accompanying video from the International Space Station. Dominic Carrola of Washington has written "Window Beyond Earth" for the symphony to debut.
Also on the program: "2001: A Space Odyssey," "Star Wars," "Star Trek," music from sci-fi/fantasy "Dr. Who," and music from Holst's "The Planets" suite.
Concertgoers will see a display on Joe Walker, a 1938 Trinity alumnus, 1942 Washington & Jefferson College alumnus, and Washington native who was one of the first men in outer space. Three of his X-15 flights in 1963 exceeded 60 miles, entering "technical" outer space. As a result, he logged a total of 32 minutes in space and was the first person to enter space twice. McGuffey School District named Joe Walker Elementary School in his honor.
For details and to order season ticket packages, visit www.washsym.org or call 724-223-9796.