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Virtual Pilates
We’re excited that Lynn Murray Coleman is back with her Pilates classes! These will be offered virtually on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30am. Register in Mindbody starting two days before your class and we will send you the Zoom link to join live.

Reminder if you’re joining us in person:
Please remember to sign the assumption of risk, bring a mask, and bring your own mat. See you at the Center!

Starting July 20 for 5-8 year olds!

Founded by a practicing doctor, Little Medical School is a truly innovative program that brings medicine, science, and the importance of health to children in an entertaining and engaging way. Kids will learn and have fun as they dress up like doctors, learn how to utilize the special instruments that doctors use, and come to understand how the human body works.

This STEM based camp helps kids to gain more knowledge about the human body, science, and the field of medicine. Each lesson will last about 60 minutes and there will be 2-3 lessons each day including interesting study breaks. Over the course of the week, students will investigate 12 topics from digestion to the brain in a fun and highly interactive way.

Register for Little Medical School camp

We are halfway through summer camp and the kids are having a blast! Having them here has brought a buzz of energy back to the Center that feels so familiar. If you can’t join us this summer, here are some activities to do at home…

Give frozen paint a try
Frozen paint is a hit with our campers this summer. Just grab an ice cube tray and fill each cube about half way with paint. Cover with foil, poke a craft stick into each cube, and freeze. Then just use the paint cube as your brush and have fun!

Make a newspaper hat
During “myths & legends” week our campers learned about vikings, explorers and more. Try making your own sailor hat by folding a half sheet of newspaper in half. Fold down each side to make triangles, fold one of the bottom flaps up, then flip over and fold the other flap up. For extra fun, make these paper tube binoculars to go with it!

DIY musical instruments
Our campers were busy last week making their own musical instruments out of reused materials. Check out their fishing line violin, rubber band electric guitar, and kalimba

From the Fox Chapel Area High School Counseling Department:

This week’s moment is a chance to focus on being thankful for your thoughts and emotions. Grab a piece of paper and a pen to do a “brain dump”.  Write down every emotion you’re feeling, all of your ideas, thoughts and concerns. Let it all out and write without judgement or the worry that it needs to be perfect. This is just for you. After you’re done, you can crumple the paper up and throw it away. You might be surprised by the things you learn about yourself when you do this.

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We are doing everything we can to keep our members safe and still provide a great experience. But we can always do better. Let us know what we can do to best serve you and your family at questions@lauriannwestcc.org

This is a time of increased stress for all of us, and it’s important that we remember to be kind to one another. We are all in this together and can get through it by showing support and generosity toward family, friends, and strangers alike.