Adult, Teen and Family Programs

Guided forest Walks with Forest Awakenings

Guided Forest Walks follow a research-based framework that helps relieve stress and promote healing by inviting people to slow down and relate to the natural world. Walks are relaxed, quiet meanders with time for personal exploration and voluntary group sharing concluding with a tea gathering. Forest Awakenings will be offering several weekend, weekday and evening walks at Pleasant Valley Park, Townsend Park and Kellman/Skena Nature Reserve for adults this summer. 

For specific information or to register contact Forest Awakenings at walks@forestawakenings.com.

Sunday, April 18 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Kellman/Skena Nature Reserve

Saturday, May 8 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Park    

Thursday, May 27 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Townsend Park

Monday, June 7 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 pm. Pleasant Valley Park

Friday, June 18 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Park

Thursday, July 8 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Townsend Park

Sunday, July 18 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Park 

Monday, August 16 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Townsend

Saturday, August 28 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Kellman/Skena Nature Reserve

Amelia Earhart: The Enduring Mystery Surrounding Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance in 1937

Date: Thursday, April 22

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Murrysville Municipal Building, Council Chambers (limited seating)

Fee: Free

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Mike Silvert will share his experience on the 2017 National Geographic Society and TIGHAR’s expedition to Nikumaroro Island. He will cover what was discovered about Amelia Earhart on this expedition and share personal experiences from this trip. There will be limited seating available in the Murrysville’s Council Chambers, registration required. The presentation will also be broadcast on Murrysville’s local channel 19 and live streamed here. If you have questions for Mike you can submit them at momrecreation@murrysville.com

Amelia-Earhart Flyer

Life of Ulysses S. Grant

Date: Friday, May 7

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Fee: Free

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Ken Serfass is a professional living historian portraying Ulysses S. Grant and he will be coming to a computer screen near you on Friday, May 7. The Murrysville Recreation Department and Murrysville Community Library are partnering together to offer this unique experience. Learn all about the life of the man who became the 18th President of the United States of America in an evening where history will be brought to life! 

Registered participants will receive the Zoom link in advance of the program.

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Air Force One: An Honor, Privilege, and Pleasure to Serve

Date: Thursday, May 13

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Murrysville Municipal Building, Council Chambers (limited seating)

Fee: Free

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Murrysville's own John L. Haigh, Sr. will share his experiences working as Chief Steward on Air Force One with Presidents H. W. Bush, Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter. Limited seating is available in Council Chambers, registration is required. r  The presentation will also be broadcast on Murrysville's local channel 19 and live streamed here. If you have questions for John you can submit them at momrecreation@murrysville.com.

Air Force One Flyer