Events for the week of May 2, 2022: Monroeville Public Library Programs, Women’s Gatherings

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Libraries and nurseries collaborate on the garden program

Soil Sisters Nursery, Braddock Carnegie Library Association, and Monroeville Public Library invite families to visit and explore the Home Plate Garden located adjacent to Hamilton Park, 115 Hamilton Ave., Turtle Creek.

The local collaboration aims to increase the number of garden members and volunteers at the Home Plate Garden to support initiatives including providing fresh food to seniors and low-income families in the neighborhood. At the garden, many crops are harvested and sold at very low prices to the public, and the produce is also donated to local food pantries in the area.

Youth of all ages and adults are welcome to join in on upcoming garden related activities including: Making Native Seed Balls, Sprouting Necklaces and Natural Bracelets, Sun Fishing and Nature Wind Chimes , a sprouting house, plant salad mix and homemade tea bags.

The programs that were to alternate between the Home Plate Garden and the Monroeville Public Library in Monroeville. Everyone is welcome. There is no registration fee, but registration is required at www.monroevillelibrary.org.

For more information about the garden, visit www.growpittsburgh.org/directory/garden/turtle-creek-homeplate-community-garden.

International Women’s Group Hosts Spring Luncheon

International Women will meet at 11 a.m. May 13 at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 2310 Haymaker Road, Monroeville, for their annual spring luncheon. All members are requested to bring a dish representing their country.

The meeting is the last for the year 2021-22. They will resume in September.

Childcare service is suspended until further notice. For more information about the group, call 412-823-6040.

Women’s Business Network Open House in Monroeville

The Monroeville chapter of the Women’s Business Network is hosting an open house on May 11.

A virtual get-to-know-you meeting is scheduled from 8-9.15am, and a dinner-in-a-box meeting will be held from 6-7.30pm at the Old Stone Church, 2700 Stroschein Road, Monroeville.

Women’s Business Network, founded in 1989, offers offerings including educational series, leadership training, regional meetings, annual dinner, holiday breakfast, special events, speakers bureau opportunities, scholarships studies, charitable service projects and networks.

For more information, contact Debie at [email protected] or 412-374-0900.

Monroeville Public Library is planning a story hour

Baby and Me, a story hour for infants and their parents/guardians, is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. May 5 at the Monroeville Public Library, 4000 Gateway Blvd.

There will be songs and other activities at a free event. Registration is recommended.

More information and registration is available at monroevillelibrary.org.

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