Community Events with Laurelville

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Laurelville Women's Outdoor Adventure Club - ongoing

You want to get outdoors but don’t want to always go solo? Join other women for this outdoor adventure group. Attend when you can, pick and choose your adventures!

The women’s outdoor adventure club will host (sometimes spontaneous!) outdoor adventures including hiking, biking, walking, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, etc. Our goal is to be a safe, fun place to meet fellow female outdoors enthusiasts of all ages and from all walks of life, and to enjoy outdoor activities while learning about our regional amenities.

Email Mary@laurelville.org to be added to the eblast list. Please provide your name, zip, email, and cell phone number.

Mammoth Park hike Sunday, Dec. 4, 2pm

  Meet at 2pm at the Mammoth Park main parking lot nearest the Giant Slide (NOT the two lots abutting the paved walking trail) Jane will lead a 1.5 hour hike along the more exciting outer edges of the park that you’ve probably not seen! We’ll explore gentle rolling hills of the park, so it’s not totally flat. 

To carpool from Laurelville, meet at the Welcome Center parking lot before 1:30pm. Dress warmly with sturdy hiking boots. If you have them, we suggest trekking poles/walking sticks, and yaktrax for extra traction. Email mary@laurelville.org if you’re new and would like to attend. Otherwise, text Mary that you’re coming. 

 The women’s outdoor adventure club will host (sometimes spontaneous!) outdoor adventures including hiking, biking, walking, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, etc. Our goal is to be a safe, fun place to meet fellow female outdoors enthusiasts of all ages and from all walks of life, and to enjoy outdoor activities while learning about our regional amenities.

Email Mary@laurelville.org to be added to the eblast list. Please provide your name, zip, email, and cell phone number.

Dec. 9, Christmas Craft with Suzy

Register HERE

WOW!! Pick your fave from these 10 Christmas designs for this big paint class! It is preferred (but not required) that you have done at least one paint class with Studio U Create before this, because with so many projects going on at the same time, instruction will be limited. (There will be extra staff available for this event, but it would be helpful if you already know how my classes operate.) Cost is $30 per project.

Upon completing registration, please choose from the following projects:

1) Merry Christmas Lights doorhanger

2) Set of 4 North Pole ornaments

3) Merry Christmas/Winter Wonderland Snowman Interchangeable

4) Christmas Gnome

5) Reindeer with Glasses

6) Nativity Mandala wall hanging (4 layers)

7) Lighted Deer with Pines

8) “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” Tree

9) Reindeer “Hi” Doorhanger

10) Santa Moon

This class will be held at the beautiful Laurelville Retreat Center, in the Laurel Room (motel). Light refreshments will be provided, and you may feel free to bring a snack to share. Alcohol, however, is not permitted at Laurelville.

If you have questions about any of these projects, please call or text Suzy at 724-972-2164.

(s)elf Care Yule Yoga, Monday, Dec. 12, 6:30pm $15

 Register HERE

Release holiday stress with this all-levels yoga class for ages 12-99, using gentle stretches and breathwork to embrace the calm amidst the chaos. Beginners are very welcome. Bring a mat and a cozy blanket or throw. Taught by yoga instructor Robin Albright in our cozy Meetinghouse setting. Organizers will email you a campus map if you’re new to our year-round retreat center in Mount Pleasant Twp., Westmoreland County. Questions? mary@laurelville.org

First Day Walk/Hike, January 1st, 2023

First Day Hike, 2 p.m., Sun, Jan. 1, Laurelville Retreat Center, Meet at the Dining Hall.

Get outside with friends, family, and/or pets on the first day of 2023! We’ll hike as a group to explore Laurelville’s many trails. No registration, no fees, just come and be thankful for friends/family, for a new year, and for our local trails.

Hot coco and restrooms are available and we may even light a campfire. Any updates/changes will be posted on Laurelville’s Facebook/website.

Questions? mary@laurelville.org

New Year's Zumba Party! January 2023

Begin the new year with a healthy heap of Zumba fun with Daynelle Sanner of Find Your Fire Fitness! 

Dates, details and registration coming soon! 

Indoor archery with Steve! January 2023

Gather with other Women’s Outdoor Adventure Club members to learn archery with Instructor Steve in Laurelville’s Indoor gymnasium called the Shenandoah or “Shen” for short. With giant garage door windows providing a view of the trees outside, it will be like we’re outdoors! 

Dates, details and registration coming soon!

Galentines Week events February 2023

Multiple days of fun events the week of Feb. 12, including Galentine’s Day Yoga, crafts, and trivia.

Dates, details and registration coming soon!

Swim Lessons

Swimming lessons for the Pittsburgh / Laurelville area

 
Watch for details about our 2023 swim lessons!

Sunset Yoga - 2023

Watch for our 2023 schedule !

Classes are held outdoors in a serene setting atop Laurelville’s wooded 600 acres on Sunset Hill near our labyrinth. Class moves indoors if the weather is uncooperative. This “fun-raiser” benefits the non-profit’s programs. Questions? Mary@laurelville.org

Pool Zumba water exercise class - 2023

Pool and activities at Laurelville in the Laurel Highlands

Check back for Pool Zumba class dates and times! 

For those looking to make a splash by adding a low-impact, aquatic exercise to their fitness routine, this Zumba pool party is for you!  Taking a Zumba workout into a pool offers less impact on your joints.  Water creates natural resistance, which means every step helps tone your muscles.

Instructor Daynelle Sanner of Find Your Fire Fitness will bring on the fun in the sun with Latin flavor.

Seasonal or Ongoing Events

Have Church at Camp

Have church outside, at camp in Laurelville, PA

Have a special service, social, or retreat for your congregation or youth group!

Includes:

  • Meeting Space
  • Prayer Labyrinth
  • Recreational Activities
  • Meals and low ropes course available (additional charge)

We’d love to know how we can accommodate your group! For questions or to book, call 724.423.2056.

 

Pastors, Retreat for Free

Free pastor's retreat in Laurelville, PA near Pittsburgh

Pastors, as a thank you for all that you do, enjoy a free, two-night stay at Laurelville once a year.  Experience a solo retreat or bring your spouse/family along for a time of refreshment!

Call 724-423-2056 to book your retreat!