Here is what’s happening at the Community Center the week of January 11:

  • Virtual group ex classes – included in your membership
  • Summer camp registration 
  • We’re hiring – welcome desk and personal trainer
  • Open Gym hours added
  • Space available in After School Program
  • Mindfulness Moment
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We know not everyone is ready or able to come back into the Center just yet. But we’re making sure that you still have access to all of your favorite instructors and classes, both in-person and virtually. That’s why we’re offering virtual classes via live streaming, 7 days a week, included in your membership!

Just grab a spot in Mindbody and a link will be emailed to you 30 minutes before the live class starts. Don’t have a Mindbody account yet? Click here for instructions to get set up.

Summer Camp Registration

We’re already looking forward to June when we can welcome kids to Summer Camp! Summer Fest at Lauri Ann West will be back with full and half day camp options for kids ages 3-12. Our camp features a mixture of sports, STEAM discovery, and gym/outdoor time in the sunshine. We promise your child will never be bored – we’ll be exploring new adventures each day and new themes every week. 

Keep an eye on our website for updates and information!

Open Positions at the Center

The Community Center is looking for people to join our team. If you share our passion for strengthening community and enjoy working with people, then we’d love to hear from you!

For more information or to submit your resume, please contact Michelle Drum.

Current open positions:

Open Gym hours added

We’ve added some additional hours to our weekly Open Gym times to accommodate more families. As always, you must register for Open Gym by calling our welcome desk at 412-828-8566.

  • Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:30pm (new!)
  • Fridays from 2:00 – 3:30pm and 6:30 – 8:00pm
  • Saturdays from 11:45am – 1:15pm and 1:30 – 3:00pm
  • Sundays from 11:45am – 1:15pm and 1:30 – 3:00pm

For additional information and safety protocols about Open Gym, please visit our website.

A&E After School Program

If your family’s schedule has changed in the new year, we can help. Space is available in our Arts & Enrichment after school program from 3:30-6:00pm. Bussing is available straight from FCASD schools to the Center where we’ll keep them busy with time in our gym, Maker Studio and playground (weather permitting!). Social distancing, mask wearing, and small group sizes are strictly enforced for everyone’s safety.

If you’re in need of after school care, contact Jason Fate at 412-828-8566 for information. 

Mindfulness Moment

Many of us are spending a lot of time looking at the year ahead and thinking about everything we’ve been through over the past ten months. This week’s practice from mindful.org gives us a chance to just be in the moment. 

The more we can focus on being in the moment, the more we can find joy and take on the changes in our lives with ease. Try these tips to be more present this year:

  1. Bring your whole heart
    As you go about your day, bring your attention to seeing, touching, and listening wholeheartedly—mindful of how you are touching the world. Take moments to pause.
  2. Find your foundation in breathing
    It can be tempting to zone out, worry about the past, or try to make plans for the future. Give yourself the gift of the moment, with a basic breathing practice to anchor you in the present, where all you have to do is breathe.
  3. Savor what comes
    The good and the bad is going to come anyway. Take time to be with the moments as they come and savor them, no matter their flavor.

“Do not ruin today with mourning tomorrow.” ― Catherynne M. Valente

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We’re so happy to venture into 2021 with so many incredible neighbors and community members by our side. Your kindness and generosity has been a beacon of hope for us – thank you!

As always, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email if you have questions, concerns, or ideas about the Center. We want to hear from you!