COMMUNITY EDUCATION

SENIORS FOR SAFE DRIVING CLASS

  Call for Upcoming Dates
  • PennDOT Approved
  • Designed for drivers 55 and older
  • Become a Safer, More Confident Driver
  • Receive a Minium of 5% on Auto Insurance
  • Tuition is $16.00 for the Class
  • Held at the Plum Community Center
  • Need to Register By Phone 1-800-559-4880

POETRY GROUP

You can share your experiences, happy or sad, on a variety of subjects on the first Monday of the month at 1:00 PM.

You can bring poems that you like, your own works, or simply come and listen. You may find that you have a hidden talent just waiting to be discovered, or you just have a curiosity about what people think or write.

The only prerequisite you must possess is the ability to be a good listener.

All are welcome.

The class is taught by Loretta White, retired Plum High School AP English and Creative Writing teacher.

Request to Join this Group

3 + 2 =

EVENING BOOK CLUB

The book club meets on the fourth (4th) Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. 

This diverse group has been meeting for several years and has approximately 20 members with 10-15 in attendance at each meeting.  The reading list includes  a wide range of genres – historical fiction, history, local interest, mysteries, and general interest.  Members suggest books throughout the year and from those suggestions a book list is developed for the coming year.

The group also plans occasional outings during the year such as a one day trip and a Christmas dinner.

Adele O’Connor coordinates the Book Club. Please contact the Plum Community Center for additional information..

COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY (CCAC) CLASSES

We have partnered with CCAC to provide classes and opportunities for members to take advantage of through the calendar year.

All classes are located at the Plum Community Center.

As providers of Allegheny County Services, we offer classes from CCAC at no cost to county residents aged 60 and over.

VIRTUAL SENIOR ACADEMY

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?   Individuals 55+

WHAT KIND OF CLASSES ARE OFFERED?   Various educational and fun programs.

WHO TEACHES THE CLASSES?  The facilitators are community members of all ages.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?  

  • Life-long learning
  • Interaction with peers and opportunities for social engagement
  • Expansion of social networks
  • Increased comfort with technology

UPCOMING MAY CLASSES: REGISTER NOW!

Infection Prevention: It’s in Your Hands!
Thursday May 02, 2019  10:30AM – 11:30AM

Learn about how infections are spread and ways to help protect yourself against disease. 

Bold Balance Class: Chair Yoga & Tai Chi
Tuesday May 07, 2019 10:30AM – 11:15AM

A gentle exercise class that combines seated and standing exercises to promote greater strength and balance for healthy aging. All levels welcome to join!

Tips for a great class experience:

– Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move easily.

– Find a sturdy chair that you can sit in and can hold onto for stability during standing poses.

Fixing the Bug in our Democracy: Gerrymandering
Wednesday May 08, 2019 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Think of a political issue that matters to you. Is it taxes? Gun rights/gun violence prevention? Climate change? Healthcare?

Odds are, you probably aren’t getting what you want out of Harrisburg and Washington DC on this issue. And one of the reasons why is gerrymandering.

Every 10 years, after the Census, the United States redraws is congressional and state legislative lines. This process, called redistricting, determines the political boundaries for who we are voting for. When politicians draw the lines in a way that favors either their party or themselves, that’s called gerrymandering. When given the chance, they are of course going to protect their own self-interest moreso than the voters they represent.

But lately, there has been lots of momentum around the country and in Pennsylvania to make sure the voters are the ones who draw these lines. Voters are, after all, the bosses in our democracy (or our republic, if you want to get technical).

Draw the Lines is a nonpartisan statewide project that educates Pennsylvania’s voters about the issue of redistricting, and through a competition, allows voters to draw their own boundaries using a free, web-based mapping platform. Learn more about the issue, the competition, and how to draw your own lines in our class. Visit drawthelinespa.org for more details beforehand.

Astrophotography – A tour of the Southern Hemisphere
Thursday May 09, 2019 01:00PM – 02:00PM

During this week’s discussion, we’ll explore a wealth of new beautiful photographs and deep space phenomenon that can only be enjoyed South of the Equator!

COMMUNITY EDUCATION

SENIORS FOR SAFE DRIVING CLASS

  Call for Upcoming Dates
  • PennDOT Approved
  • Designed for drivers 55 and older
  • Become a Safer, More Confident Driver
  • Receive a Minium of 5% on Auto Insurance
  • Tuition is $16.00 for the Class
  • Held at the Plum Community Center
  • Need to Register By Phone
    1-800-559-4880

POETRY GROUP

You can share your experiences, happy or sad, on a variety of subjects on the first Monday of the month at 1:00 PM.

You can bring poems that you like, your own works, or simply come and listen. You may find that you have a hidden talent just waiting to be discovered, or you just have a curiosity about what people think or write.

The only prerequisite you must possess is the ability to be a good listener.

All are welcome.

The class is taught by Loretta White, retired Plum High School AP English and Creative Writing teacher.

Request to Join this Group

8 + 15 =

EVENING BOOK CLUB

The book club meets on the fourth (4th) Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. 

This diverse group has been meeting for several years and has approximately 20 members with 10-15 in attendance at each meeting.  The reading list includes  a wide range of genres – historical fiction, history, local interest, mysteries, and general interest.  Members suggest books throughout the year and from those suggestions a book list is developed for the coming year.

The group also plans occasional outings during the year such as a one day trip and a Christmas dinner.

Adele O’Connor coordinates the Book Club. Please contact the Plum Community Center for additional information..

COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY (CCAC) CLASSES

We have partnered with CCAC to provide classes and opportunities for members to take advantage of through the calendar year.

All classes are located at the Plum Community Center.

As providers of Allegheny County Services, we offer classes from CCAC at no cost to county residents aged 60 and over.

VIRTUAL SENIOR ACADEMY

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?   
Individuals 55+

WHAT KIND OF CLASSES ARE OFFERED?   
Various educational and fun programs.

WHO TEACHES THE CLASSES?  
The facilitators are community members of all ages.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?  

  • Life-long learning
  • Interaction with peers and opportunities for social engagement
  • Expansion of social networks
  • Increased comfort with technology

UPCOMING MAY CLASSES: REGISTER NOW!

Infection Prevention: It’s in Your Hands!
Thursday May 02, 2019 
10:30AM – 11:30AM

Learn about how infections are spread and ways to help protect yourself against disease. 

Bold Balance Class: Chair Yoga & Tai Chi
Tuesday May 07, 2019
10:30AM – 11:15AM

A gentle exercise class that combines seated and standing exercises to promote greater strength and balance for healthy aging. All levels welcome to join!

Tips for a great class experience:

– Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move easily.

– Find a sturdy chair that you can sit in and can hold onto for stability during standing poses.

Fixing the Bug in our Democracy: Gerrymandering
Wednesday May 08, 2019
11:00AM – 12:00PM

Think of a political issue that matters to you. Is it taxes? Gun rights/gun violence prevention? Climate change? Healthcare?

Odds are, you probably aren’t getting what you want out of Harrisburg and Washington DC on this issue. And one of the reasons why is gerrymandering.

Every 10 years, after the Census, the United States redraws is congressional and state legislative lines. This process, called redistricting, determines the political boundaries for who we are voting for. When politicians draw the lines in a way that favors either their party or themselves, that’s called gerrymandering. When given the chance, they are of course going to protect their own self-interest moreso than the voters they represent.

But lately, there has been lots of momentum around the country and in Pennsylvania to make sure the voters are the ones who draw these lines. Voters are, after all, the bosses in our democracy (or our republic, if you want to get technical).

Draw the Lines is a nonpartisan statewide project that educates Pennsylvania’s voters about the issue of redistricting, and through a competition, allows voters to draw their own boundaries using a free, web-based mapping platform. Learn more about the issue, the competition, and how to draw your own lines in our class. Visit drawthelinespa.org for more details beforehand.

Astrophotography – A tour of the Southern Hemisphere
Thursday May 09, 2019
01:00PM – 02:00PM

During this week’s discussion, we’ll explore a wealth of new beautiful photographs and deep space phenomenon that can only be enjoyed South of the Equator!