Promotions & Events

Lunch & Learn: Finding Wildflowers

Enjoy a great meal prepared by our staff, then sit back and learn about finding wildflowers that emerge in early/mid-April before the woods fully come back to life. This is a Power Point “armchair” botanical adventure, led by photographer, gardener and wildflower hunter Mary Kaufman of Scottdale. May count as continuing education credits for Penn State Extension Master Gardeners. Cost is $15 per person. 

TO BE RESCHEDULED TBA 12pm, Laurelville Small Dining Hall

Pre-paid tickets will be honored. Must pre-register/pre-pay by calling Laurelville at 724-423-2056.

Avoid Home Improvement Fraud POSTPONED

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DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED.

As homeowners start planning construction or home improvement projects, it’s vital to protect oneself from home improvement fraud. Learn how in a program at Laurelville Retreat Center at 8 a.m., date TBA.

Cost is $5 and pre-registration is suggested by calling Laurelville at 724-423-2056 or online through Laurelville’s Facebook page. Light refreshments will be served. The event is open to the public and will be held in the Small Dining Hall.

“Protecting yourself against shady contractors and understanding your rights under the law is paramount as this type of fraud becomes more common,” said presenter James P. Rega II, president and chief investigator of Rega Investigative Group, LLC.  “Having knowledge of what Pennsylvania requires for  business between a contractor and consumer can protect your money and your home or business.”

In this 90-minute presentation, Mr. Rega  will cover: what is the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act?  The limits of a down payment a contractor can require under the act; types of home improvement fraud and identifying red flag indicators; how to verify a contractor is in good standing; what information a home improvement contract must contain under PA law; auditing the project’s progress/holding the contractor accountable, and steps to take when a homeowner suspects fraud or breach of contract.

James Rega II has given several other well-attended programs locally on avoiding scams.

Prior to becoming a private investigator, he served as a Police Lieutenant for the Southwest Regional Police Department in Belle Vernon, Pa., and as a County Detective for the Washington County’s District Attorney. He has distinguished himself as a sophisticated computer and financial crimes investigator.

Mr. Rega was a sworn investigator to the county grand jury and is recognized as an expert in the area of law enforcement investigations, criminal investigative techniques and security/risk assessment. He is also a certified instructor for the Commonwealth of PA’s Municipal Police Officers’ Training and Education Commission, and is an instructor for the Westmoreland County Community College Police Academy.

Pasta at the Polls!!

 

RESCHEDULED Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 3 – 7:30 pm, Laurelville Dining Hall

No need to pre-register

After voting in the Primary Election, reward yourself with dinner at Pasta at the Polls on Tuesday, June 2 from 3-7:30pm at Laurelville. Cost is $8, no need to pre-register. Kids 11 and under eat for $4 and ages two and under dine for free. Eat in or take out. Held at Laurelville’s Dining Hall, 941 Laurelville Ln., Mt. Pleasant, Pa. Menu: Penne with meat or marinara sauce; garlic toast, salad, cookies, drinks. Take out does not include drinks.

Laurelville is happy to serve the community as a voting location.

Questions? 724-423-2056.

FREE Community Open House

Saturday, May 30, 1-4 pm, Laurelville Pool & grounds

Bring your family and friends – and a towel — to explore all that Laurelville Retreat Center has to offer to the community: swimming in our new pool, kids’ activities, frozen treats, refreshments, lawn games, wagon rides, mini golf, hiking, and more! Visit our website, Facebook page or call 724-423-2056 for more information or to learn about the camps and programs offered year round. No reservations needed.

Questions? 724-423-2056. 

Have Church at Camp!

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)
  • $100 for a $250 value!

We’d love to know how we can accommodate your group!  Call Brenda for more information at 724-423-2435.

Pastors, Retreat for Free!

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 Brenda at 724-423-2435 to book your retreat!