Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Classes are available for both children and adults.
East End Performing Arts will add three new workshops to its popular musical theater classes for kids in the new year. Two improvisation workshops will be offered in January and February for students in grades five through 12. Middle school and junior high students will have the month of January to explore the basics of improvisation in a fun-loving environment in the Improv Sampler, while high school students will delve further into the same principles and begin the process of forming short-form sketch comedy in February’s Intro to Improvisation. Adults with a zeal for the arts will also be able to indulge their passion by enrolling in the Basic Adult Acting class. Beginning in April, the six-week course will afford the opportunity to …
Monday, December 3, 2012
The event at Wilkins School Community Center has expanded due to popular demand.
Five new spots have opened for Wilkins School Community Center's Gingerbread House Night at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. Due to popular demand, the activity has been moved to a bigger room and can now accommodate a few more families. Online registration must be done by Wednesday, Dec. 5. The cost is $15 a house. Lots of trimmings and confections are provided to make the houses. _______________________ Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
After the opening reception on Friday, the gift shop will be open through Dec. 9 and feature for sale the works of local artist and crafters.
Wilkins School Community Center in Swissvale will open its annual Holiday Gift Shop for business with an opening night party on Friday, Nov. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. Residents of Swissvale, Edgewood, Regent Square and others are welcome to shop, mingle and be entertained. Those who attend can enjoy sipping wines selected by Chris Forbes, sample homemade goodies, listen to the SteelCity Ukuleles' holiday performance and join in the fun with The Milton Street Carolers. The shop remains open from 12 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday until Dec. 9. The center is located at 7604 Charleston Ave., near the corner of South Braddock Avenue. The event will also serve as an open house for Play Space, which is …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Join this local event!
The Wilkins School Community Center is hosting its first ever community garden tour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 8. Visit nine gardens, including a rain barrel garden, a vegetable garden, several varieties of flowering gardens and a Japanese Garden. Start the tour at the WSCC with a light brunch, a mimosa and a map. Tickets are $15 purchased by July 6, $18 the day of the tour. Tickets can be purchased online at www.wsccppgh.org or by phone 412 244 8458.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Sign up now for this local event!
Monday, June 11, 2012
The workshop is free for those interested in attending and will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 from 6-9 pm at the Wilkins School Community Center (7604 Charleston Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15218-1265). To reserve your seat for this event, contact Susan Fox at 412-242-1075 or firstname.lastname@example.org Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm's business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The firm's 12,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly seven million clients to understand their…
Friday, April 27, 2012
Never thought you could work out at 6 a.m.? You might surprise yourself!
I never thought I’d be the type to wake up at 5:30 a.m., lace up my shoes and get my work out on. But I actually have finally become that person. And, surprisingly, I couldn’t be happier! Before I started my early morning work out routines, I thought it’d be a pain to get out of bed. Yes, it’s hard to roll out of bed when the alarm goes off so early, but as soon as my feet hit the floor, I’m ready to go. One local option for an early bird work out occurs every Monday and Wednesday at 6 a.m. at the Wilkins School Community Center in Regent Square. Led by Ebony Pearson, this core group of diverse women ranging in age from 20s to 50s complete a range of exercises. Stations that include weights, squats, jump rope and other options are timed by…
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
This local group knows how to dance.
Chicago Steppin’ is an evolution of dance from the ‘20s currently being explored during group sessions at the Wilkins School Community Center in Regent Square. Karen Gist of Penn Hills said she got started a few years ago and has been hooked ever since. “It started out with swing and bop and has grown into a type of ballroom dance,” Gist said. “It’s called Chicago stepping because it started out there, and over time, people in other places picked it up and made it their own.” Chicago steppin’ is a partner dance focused on eight counts. There are eight steps and counts with various moves and turns similar to the salsa. The music is a contemporary, jazz-based style. Trios dance together as well. The local group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. every …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
This group meets twice a month at the Wilkins School Community Center.
After enjoying a session of the Steel City Ukuleles musical gathering, founder Marlene Parrish said if you don’t walk away smiling, you don’t have a pulse. “We are so glad to see each other and just hate to leave, and usually by the end, people are sitting there jamming,” Parrish said. The group formed last June and meets from 7 to 9 p.m. every first and third Wednesday of the month at the Wilkins School Community Center. While the core group has about 15 members, Parrish said they are looking for new people interested in this miniature musical instrument. “It’s just a bunch of people committed to playing the ukulele and singing for fun,” Parrish said. “We have a template for teaching and a whole list of songs. We take three or four easier…
Friday, January 6, 2012
Check out this new spot for kids!
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Friday, January 6, 2012
The Wilkins School Community Center PlaySpace is opening for the first time Saturday in Regent Square and is available for children six months to six years old, moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers alike. Play with your child, interact with other adults and get out of the cold this winter! Hours of operation will be determined based on the level of interest, so let WSCC know what is best for you. Infant toys, a cozy reading area, gross motor toys, imaginative play toys, cognitive development toys, a train table and much more will be provided. The WSCC PlaySpace is a volunteer membership cooperative. WSCC is committed to the community and invested in offering a safe, clean place for parents and children to pay and learn together. For …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Here is a list of upcoming opportunities.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
East End Performing Arts begins its second semester at the Wilkins School Community Center in Regent Square by continuing with children’s classes in Musical Theatre (Thursdays, 4:30 to 6 p.m., grades four to six) and Junior Musical Theatre (Tuesdays, 5 to 6 p.m., grades one through three) where students build a solid foundation in voice and acting technique in a fun group setting through scenes, songs and improvisation. New for adults, EEPA now offers Acting with Confidence (two sessions: Jan. 19 to Feb. 23 and April 12 to May 17) which will focus on gaining confidence in one’s performance, as well as listening and reacting to the other elements of the scene or monologue. Choose the session that best suits your schedule. Audition …