Annual Appeal Nets More Than $95,000

All of us at the Lauri Ann West Community Center would like to extend our gratitude to those who contributed to our 2021 Annual Appeal. The campaign raised $95,668, just shy of our goal of $100,000.

Given recent inflation, the pandemic and current overall economic uncertainty, we couldn’t be more grateful for this outpouring of support.

Your gifts will allow us to serve the community throughout the new year with programs, services and experiences that benefit everyone’s quality of life.

What’s New at the Center

New Pickleball Format Announced

The Lauri Ann West Community Center is excited to announce changes to our Pickleball program. Through member feedback, we have developed a new format to accommodate all player types & skill levels and assist in organizing games.

New Pickleball Program Types:

Round Robin: Players of all levels rotate through foursomes in a predetermined fashion. 12-minute games with two-minute breaks and one five minute break halfway through the session. Plan to stay for the entire session.

Ladder Leagues: Ladder Leagues accommodate a wide range of skill levels where participants move up and down the ladder depending on performance. This form of structured play ensures a fun and challenging game!

Reserve-a-Court: Members can reserve a court and bring whomever they want – other members or (paid) guests. Guests are allowed as long as the person reserving the court for the group is a member and present.

Details, registration information and a schedule can be found here.

New Member Promotion

$0 to Join, $0 Due Your First Month and No Long-Term Contract

Tell a friend today about the Lauri Ann West Community Center as we’re offering some great incentives for new members.

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 more than 40 group fitness classes, our fitness center, pickleball, indoor track and open gym times.

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

Reach Your Fitness Goals With a Personal Trainer

The Lauri Ann West Community Center is here to help you reach your new year’s fitness goals through expert personal training. With a variety of individual and group packages available, there’s a program for everyone – at every fitness level. Learn more here.

Our trainer’s certifications include in weight loss, corrective exercise and nutrition.

Contact Kyle Pine at 412-828-8566 ( to begin a program that’s right for you.

Winter Programming

Discover the World Through Food at Fox’s Kitchen

Children ages 7-11 are invited to tour the world through food as our popular Fox’s Kitchen class returns.

Discover different cultures and countries by preparing gourmet meals. The topic of each session will be specific to the types of food of a country. Recipes will be nut-free. All ingredients will be individually packaged and handled with appropriate Covid safety measures.

Program meets 10-11am, Saturdays for 5 weeks beginning February 5. Fee is $120 for members ($135 non-members.)

Register here.

Community News

Fox Chapel Area Adult Education Announces New Classes

Fox Chapel Area Adult Education (FCAAE) has announced a variety of new courses. Classes in Spanish, Calligraphy, Winter Wines & Spirits, Fitness and Yoga are available beginning in January with many being virtual.

One-night virtual storytelling classes are also available and celebrate Pittsburgh’s treasured architecture, collective heritage and unique neighborhoods.

Visit for full listings and registration information.


Cooper-Siegel Community Library Winter Reading Challenge Underway

The Cooper-Siegel Community Library Winter Reading Challenge encourages people of all ages to read and attend library programs to earn cool prizes.

Stop by the Cooper-Siegel Community Library or Sharpsburg Community Library to pick-up a paper bookmark with raffle tickets. Use the bookmark to log the books you read and the programs you attend, then return your raffle tickets for chances to win great prizes.

Learn more or register online at:


Foxwall EMS Hiring

Foxwall EMS is currently looking for part time EMT’s, AEMT’s and Paramedics.

Foxwall is a suburban combination department that offers competitive pay, an excellent work environment and advancement opportunities.

Visit their Facebook page for details.

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