Does our unusually long winter have you suffering from cabin fever? The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown’s Office of Community Education and Outreach is offering over 30 fun-filled, information-packed ways to relax, warm up, de-stress, and enjoy Winter Weekends this March.
“Saturday Cartoon Alternatives for Kids” features fun and educational courses for children four years and older. Exciting hands-on activities will introduce children to science, math, theatre, art, and music through courses including “Puppet Theatre,” “Awesome Actors: Get Dazzled!,” “Spring Paper Marbeling,” “Fiesta Mexicana,” “Bunny Fun!,” “Meet Our American Girl: Julie,” “Wacky Winter Wonderland,” “Mystery Madness,” “Signs of Spring: Paper Quit,” “The Dark Continent,” and “Teen Theatre Workshop.”
The Family Series includes courses on babysitter training and mother/daughter and parent/son workshops offered in partnership with the Conemaugh Health System.
Adults can explore new hobbies, acquire new skills, or improve the mind and body in “Purposeful Pastimes for Grown Ups” and the “Mind and Body” programs. Topics include yoga, trigger point massage, meditation, weight loss, and dance.
Offered in partnership with the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, “The Bottle Works Series” features a number of adult courses including “Ukrainian Pysanky Egg Art,” “Homemade Nut Rolls,” “Perfect Polish Pierogies,” and “Polish Bake Shop: Babka and Rogaliki.”
A free Pitt-Johnstown Winter Weekends brochure may be obtained by calling the office at 814-269-2099 or visiting www.upj.pitt.edu/outreach. Classes are being held each Saturday from March 6 through March 27. Special discounted prices are available for those who register early.
Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by U.S.News & World Report as a “Best Baccalaureate College” (2010), by the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College” (2010), and by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School.”
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