March Group Ex Schedule Announced

Join us for one of our fun, challenging and rewarding group exercise classes. With more than 40 classes to choose from, there’s something for everyone.

Many classes are offered several different days/times throughout the week. Find the classes that best fit your schedule.

Visit our calendar for the full schedule or download a printable version.

All classes are free to members. Reserve your spot in Mindbody (app) starting at midnight two days before the start of your live or virtual class. Registration closes 30 minutes before the start of each class.

Instructor Spotlight – Amy Roenker

Amy has been a group fitness and spin instructor for more than three years.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Edinboro University and a master’s degree in Education Counseling from Duquesne University. Amy has worked for Allegheny Co. for nearly twenty years and currently serves as a High Impact Probation Officer in the Special Services Unit. One of her biggest accomplishments was Completing the Pittsburgh Marathon in May of 2017.

Amy lives in Indiana Township with her husband Joe, daughter Olivia, a junior at Fox Chapel High School, and their dog Maxx.

She advocates to always challenging yourself and you will be amazed at what you can do.

See our Group Ex schedule for classes with Amy.

Registration Open for Half-Day Specialty Camps

Registration for our half-day specialty summer camps is now open.

Specialty camps at the Lauri Ann West Community Center provide exciting experiences presented by our trusted partners including Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Mad Science, Little Medical School, Soccer Shots and more. Click here for complete listings.

Registration for our traditional full-day camps for children ages 5-12 and half-day camps for pre-K is also open with spots filling quickly.

Visit for complete listings.

What’s New at the Center

New Open Gym Times on Mondays for Toddler-age Children

The Community Center has added two open gym times for toddler-age children. On Mondays, parents can choose to play with their children in the gym, or opt for structured play activities led by Rosemary Ball.

Basketball hoops and soccer nets, along with a variety of toys, games and obstacles, will be setup for children to enjoy

See our March schedule below:

March 7

  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Structured play activities with Rosemary Ball (Meets in the Dance Studio.)
  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Open gym for toddler-age children and their parents to play

March 14, 21 & 28

  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Open gym for toddler-age children and their parents to play
  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Structured play activities for toddler-age children with Rosemary Ball

Explore the Beauty of American Sign Language with Sharon Serbin

Learn and explore the beauty of American Sign Language (ASL) with instructor Sharon Serbin. Class begins Monday, April 4 and meets from 6:15-8:15pm for 8 weeks.

The course will focus on themes such as emotions, questions words, verbs, food, people, clothing and more. A new theme will be explored each week.

Sharon grew up with gradual hearing loss, accumulating in full deafness by age 18. A natural teacher, she spent years teaching at various schools and has a strong background working with children. She is also a communications assessor, communications specialist, artist, creative drama specialist, fitness instructor and motivational public speaker.

Her approach to teaching ASL includes incorporating humor, games and creative drama into each class to encourage participation with hands-on learning.

Class is appropriate for ages 15 & up.

Fee is $150 (members) and $180 (non-members). Register online today. Space is limited.

Contact Marcia Becker ( with any questions.

Take Our Survey

Help Us Shape Our Public Programs

The Lauri Ann West Community Center is seeking input on the types of public programs you would like to see us offer.

Please take a few minutes to complete our survey as we evaluate offerings for all ages along with topics and the days & times we run programs.

Your feedback is extremely important to us!

News from the Community

Registration Open for Spin Your Wheels

Registration is now open for Spin Your Wheels 2022, a fitness-based fundraiser for Riding for the Handicapped of Western PA. This year’s event will take place 8am-5pm Saturday, April 23 at the scenic Allegheny RiverTrail Park in Aspinwall.

Created in 2015, Spin Your Wheels offers a variety of group exercise and cycling classes. The Lauri Ann West Community Center is proud to be part of the event with two classes led by our instructors. Cassie Conti will lead a Spin Class from 10:30-11:15am. Theresa Wright will lead Full Body Strength, also from 10:30-11:15am. Click here for the full schedule.

Food, refreshments, music, wellness services, entertainment and more are also part of the fun. Spin Your Wheels is a family-friendly event and welcomes individuals of all abilities to participate.

Register online today.

Sharpsburg Community Library Seeking Artists for New Exhibit

Sharpsburg Community Library is currently seeking submissions for their March exhibition, Trailblazing PA Women. Art should be inspired by Mother Jones, Mary Cassatt, or any other PA woman who fits the theme. The exhibit opens Saturday, March 19.

More information and application can be found at:

City Theatre Seeking Entries for Young Playwrights Contest

Pittsburgh’s City Theatre is seeking entries for their Young Playwrights Contest.

This annual contest encourages 7-12th grade students in western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia to make their voices heard by writing and submitting original, one-act plays. Every script is read and evaluated by a Literary Committee of theatre professionals, and each student receives a written summary of the evaluator’s comments, including encouraging suggestions for continued revisions.

Winning plays selected will be professionally produced during the Young Playwright Festival in the fall.

Submission deadline is March 31, 2022. Visit for rules and to submit your play.

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