In brief: Rotary scholarship, preschool open gym and more in Pine, Richland

Rotary scholarship

The Bob Williams Rotary Memorial Scholarship Program has scholarships available for the 2022-2023 academic year. High school seniors in Allegheny and Beaver counties are eligible to apply. Those attending New Kensington-Arnold, Kiski Area and Burrell Area High Schools and The Kiski School in Westmoreland County are also eligible. Vocational students, GED students and those attending parochial, charter and private schools are also eligible.

Students must have a 2.5 or higher-grade point average and must also complete an essay, which highlights their community/school service, as part of the application submission.

Complete application and criteria materials, including application deadline, are available on the Rotary District 7305 website, Scholarship Link, or from area high school counselors. For more information, contact Dr. Robert Arbuckle, chairperson, at [email protected]

Preschool open gym

Pine Community Center hosts a preschool open gym every Thursday from 10:30-noon for children ages 1 and up. It’s free for PCC members and $6 for non-members. It’s a time for independent play, and parental supervision is required. Toys and games will be set up in the north gym. Registration is not required. For more information, visit

Senior softball

The Northern Allegheny County Senior Softball League is open for 2023 registration. NACSSL is a competitive, slow pitch senior softball league for divisions 50-plus and 62-plus. Tryout evaluations will be held in March and April. Games are played May through August primarily at the North Park Senior Ballfield Complex at the Lodge in North Park. Those interested can sign up at or by email at [email protected]

Museum hosts lecture

The Depreciation Lands Museum, 4743 S. Pioneer Road, Hampton, is hosting a history lecture at 7 pm Feb. 22 in the Deacon’s Tavern. The topic is “18th Century Medicine: Disease, Diagnosis, Treatment.”

Author, historian and retired pharmacist Jonathan Klemens will present the 60-minute program. Advanced ticket purchases are required. Tickets for members are $10 and for nonmembers are $12, and can be purchased at

For more information, visit


AARP 595 welcomes new members and guests to its meeting at 12:30 pm the first Tuesday of each month at Hampton Presbyterian Church, 2842 E. Hardies Road.The next meeting is Feb. 7. Guest speaker will be Bob Cahalan presenting “This is Pittsburgh.” Dues are $7 per year.

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