Annual Appeal

Support a Place of Belonging, Wellness and Camaraderie

This giving season, consider a gift to the Lauri Ann West Community Center – your place to feel healthy, safe, happy and inspired. You belong here!

Your generosity is more important than ever and allows us to provide scholarships, offer SilverSneakers, expand our community outreach, hire and retain expert instructors and upkeep the facility & make improvements.

 If you are in a position to donate the Center, we would be incredibly grateful. Your contribution will help us enter 2022 in a stronger place.


Membership Promotion

If you’re looking to get in shape for the new year, consider joining the Lauri Ann West Community Center.

Joining fees have been waived through January 31 and no payment is required for your first month. There is also no long-term contract.

A membership includes full access to our fitness center, group fitness classes, pickleball, indoor track and open gym times. 

Click here for membership levels and to learn more. Promotion can only be redeemed by calling the Center (412-828-8566) or by visiting us in-person.


Winter Session 1 Classes Begin January 10

Classes and programs at the Lauri Ann West Community Center provide a safe, clean and fun environment to learn, grow and discover.

Registration is open for our winter session 1 (Jan. 10 – Feb. 18). Spaces are available for classes in the following topics:

Click here for complete class information and to register. Don’t delay! Registration closes five days before the start of each program at 9am.

Contact Nicole Droppa with any programming questions.


Facility Reminders

As the colder weather is pushing more people inside to workout, we want to provide a few general reminders to keep all of us safe and healthy in the facility.

Group Exercise Reminders

  • Doors close once the class starts to prevent interruptions.
  • Please do not talk on your phone during class.
  • Limit conversations with other members during class so everyone can hear the instructor’s directions.
  • Wait for classes in the gymnasium to be completed and class attendees to exit before entering the gym for open gym or open pickleball. 

Fitness Center Reminders

  • Please make sure that you are wiping down equipment after you use it. As we enter cold and flu season, this becomes even more important.
  • Try to maintain proper social distancing in the fitness center. Do not crowd around equipment while others are trying to workout.


Community News

Fox Chapel Area High School Students Selling Merchandise

Need a gift for the holidays? – visit the Fox’s Den online store. The Fox’s Den is operated by students enrolled in the school’s Business Experience Practicum course. Here, they learn about business operations, organizing products, using advertising strategies and growing a business.

Consider supporting this classroom experience while giving (or receiving) a Fox Chapel-related gift this holiday season.

Sharpsburg Seeking Toy Donations

Please consider donating toys (valued at $5-10 each) to the Sharpsburg Events Planning Committee’s annual holiday celebration, taking place 6pm Friday, December 17 in the Linden Gym. The aim is to give a free toy to every child who attends. 

Toys should be unwrapped and can be dropped off at boxes in the Sharpsburg Borough building, Gino Brothers Pizza and Brother Tom’s Bakery.

Top Shelf Book Club Meets December 16

All are welcome to attend the Top Shelf Book Club meeting 6pm Thursday, December 16 at the Lauri Ann West Community Center. This is an in-person meeting.

The club will be reading Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.

No membership to the Community Center is required.

UPMC Children’s Hospital Offering Free COVID-19 Clinic Dec. 20

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh will be offering a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic for anyone ages 5 and older 5-7pm Monday, December 20 at Fox Chapel Area High School.

Booster shots will be available for adults, Pfizer shots for ages 5+, and Moderna and Johnson & Johnson shots for ages 18+.

Pre-registration is required. Click here to register online.

Parents/guardians must fill out a consent form for their minor child to be vaccinated. Please download, print and bring a completed form.

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