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Community Day 2018 is May 19

USC Recreation - Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Upper St. Clair Community Day is Saturday, May 19, 2018. The public is invited to a brief, but certainly meaningful, Kick-Off Ceremony at Veterans Park, next to the municipal building at 1820 McLaughlin Run Road. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m.

At 11 a.m., nonprofit groups from the community will open their booths with games and food to buy in McLaughlin Run Activity Center's (the MAC) parking lot, located at 1770 McLaughlin Run Road. The booth area will remain open until 4 p.m.

The parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. The parade will follow the route from Truxton Drive, along McLaughlin Run Road to Panther Pass, and back up to the high school. The best place to watch the parade is along McLaughlin Run Road. Consider bringing a bag or container for kids to collect candy thrown from the parade. This year's grand marshals are Dr. Patrick O'Toole, retiring superintendent of schools, and Joe Conners, retiring chief of school police. Pink Panthers is this year's theme.  

New this year, the Upper St. Clair High School Student Council will host a continual Scavenger Hunt from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kids can hunt for hidden "gems" that will be scattered around Community Day. Inside each "gem," a note will tell the finder to bring the "gem" and the paper to the Student Council booth to claim his/her prize.
Schedule:

7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.: Color Run/Walk for Fun Registration at the Upper St. Clair High School's stadium 

9 a.m.: Color Run/Walk for Fun Begins (Preregistration required to participate, no registration accepted after 8:15 a.m.)

9:15 a.m.: Hottest Dog Contest at Founders Field stage, next to the municipal building (Preregistration required to participate, but not to watch)

10:30 a.m.: Kick-Off Ceremony at Veterans Park

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Fair Booths in the McLaughlin Run Road Activity Center's (the MAC) parking lot

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Clair's Kennel Open House, located behind the Veterans Park.

11:30 a.m.: Parade, watch along McLaughlin Run Road

Noon - 3 p.m.: Log House Open House and Herb Sale

Noon - 4 p.m.: Gilfillan Farm Open House

Noon - 4 p.m.: Upper St. Clair Volunteer Fire Department Open House

Noon - 4 p.m.: Petting Zoo, Trackless Train, Inflatable 5-in-1 Obstacle Course behind the municipal building in the library parking lot (Upper St. Clair Library will be closed on Saturday, May 19)

12:15 p.m.: Bake Off Awards in the McLaughlin Run Road Activity Center's parking lot

12:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Public Works Department Open House

2 p.m.: Toddler Trot in Founders Field next to the municipal building

2-4 p.m.: High School sand volleyball behind the McLaughlin Run Activity Center (the MAC)

3 p.m.: Duck Race in the McLaughlin Run Creek

3:30 - 6:30 p.m.: Community Day After Party by the Upper St. Clair High School's front field

Shuttle bus parking

Shuttle bus service will be available to the municipal building every 30 minutes starting at 10 a.m. from the following locations:

-Boyce Middle School
-Fort Couch Middle School
-Upper St. Clair High School
-Gilfillan Farm
-Westminster Presbyterian Church, south lot
-Fire Station

Please be advised that permit parking only will be allowed in the Public Works parking lot on Truxton Drive.

Events that require preregistration

-Color Run/Walk for Fun
-Hottest Dog Contest
-Bake Off Contest
-Toddler Trot

For more information about Community Day, please call 412-221-1099, extension 655.



USC Commissioners Approve Construction of Tennis/Golf Building

USC Administration - Tuesday, March 06, 2018

At their March 5 meeting, the Township of Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners approved the construction of a new tennis and golf administration building on McLaughlin Run Road.

The current structure next to the Upper St. Clair tennis courts is more than 30 years old and beyond its useful life.

Construction is set to begin in late spring. The 1,110-square-foot structure will house Upper St. Clair Tennis and Golf administration, storage for the tennis programs, a pavilion, and ADA-compliant bathrooms.

Become a Lifeguard in Upper St. Clair

USC Recreation - Friday, February 09, 2018
Here's your chance to become a lifeguard in Upper St. Clair. The Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park is hiring!

A new, blended-learning lifeguard course is available for those interested in a new lifeguard job. It includes approximately seven hours, 25 minutes of online learning and 20 hours of in-class skills. 

Here are some options for in-class skills:

Registration Due by Thursday, March 22:
-Tuesday, March 27 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
-Wednesday, March 28 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Registration Due By Wednesday, March 28
-Tuesday, April 3 4 - 9 p.m.
-Thursday, April 5 4 - 10 p.m.
-Tuesday, April 10 4 - 9 p.m.
-Thursday, April 12 4 - 10 p.m.


Fees:
-$180 for C&RC member without book, or $215 with book
-$205 for Upper St. Clair resident non-member without book, or $240 with book
-$230 Surrounding community non-member without book, or $265 with book

Those who take the course must be 15 years old. In order to complete the lifeguard certification, one must attend all classes, pass all writing exams, perform all required skills with 100 percent accuracy, and pass the final scenario. 

Already certified?
Lifeguard positions are now available at the Community and Recreation Center at 1551 Mayview Road in Upper St. Clair. Pick up your employment packet at the front desk to start your new lifeguarding job! 

For more information, you can call 412-221-1099.

Editor's Note: This article was updated with new class dates on Feb. 27


Upper St. Clair Hosts Day of Service

USC Recreation - Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Instead of a day off from school, more than 60 students made it a day "on."

These students spent Martin Luther King, Jr. Day completing a variety of service projects at the Upper St. Clair Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park.

More than 30 volunteers, including students from Upper St. Clair High School and the University of Pittsburgh, helped organize the community service acts. Some of the projects included making valentines and care bags for veterans; cookies for the homeless; thank you cards for local first responders; cat toys for rescue cats; and dog tugs and snuggle mats for rescue pit bulls. 

A sincere thank you to everyone involved to make the C&RC's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service event another big success!































New Date for the Winter Wellness Dash

USC Recreation - Friday, December 29, 2017
Since the weather forced us to cancel the original run, we're trying it again!

Start the new year on the right foot by participating in the Upper St. Clair Community & Recreation Center's Winter Wellness Dash on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 from noon until 3 p.m.

The first 100 participants (ages 6 and older) will receive winter beanies. Packet pick-up is on Saturday, Jan. 13 between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Registration for the Winter Wellness Dash will close at 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12. The $5 fee includes the winter beanie for all registrants ages 6 and older. Kids ages 5 and under participate for free.

The family fun run and walk is open to all ages and fitness levels and sticks to a moderately challenging paved route through Boyce Mayview Park. It's a great opportunity to keep your friends and family active during the winter. Strollers are welcome. 

For more information, contact the C&RC at 412-221-1099. 

C&RC Hosting Blood Drive

USC Recreation - Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Get in the giving spirit. Help keep blood supplies stocked during the holiday season by donating blood conveniently at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park.

A blood drive for the Central Blood Bank is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 13 from noon to 6 p.m. in the community rooms. Save up to three lives with every donation, and receive a festive holiday ugly sweater T-shirt in return!

Appointments are recommended; walk-ins are welcomed. Use the group code C565 online or call 412-221-1099. Prepare for your donation by eating well, staying hydrated and be sure to bring your ID. 






















Bounty of Sunshine for 9th Annual Bounty Fall Fest

USC Administration - Monday, November 13, 2017

Video By: Glenn Ward, Township of Upper St. Clair Cable













Families and friends from all over the region met up in Upper St. Clair on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 for the 9th annual Bounty at Boyce Mayview Park Fall Fest. Beautiful autumn weather and plenty of sunshine helped festival-goers enjoy everything that fall had to offer.

"This is our Bounty Fall Fest. We have it every year and each year it gets a little bit bigger. Here we have some live entertainment in the event tent, we have food trucks, we have a drum circle going on right now, we have apple slingshots, corn pools, petting zoo, s'more making, a little bit of everything," said Melissa Lindberg, Marketing/Member Services Supervisor.

"Our highlight was the petting zoo. So she liked to play with all the animals. We got to see all the trucks and things over there which was really cool," said Justin Falce, with daughter Violet, of Upper St. Clair.

"I think this is amazing. My kids so far have really enjoyed the public works vehicles here. They really enjoyed having the fire trucks here. And mom and dad are excited for the food trucks," said Melissa DePuy, of Upper St. Clair.

"We do this to show off the park. It's such a beautiful park. And to get our neighbors not just from Upper St. Clair, but all over the region, to enjoy Boyce Mayview Park," said Amy Kerman, Facilities Rental Coordinator.

"I think it's a great day for people to enjoy their families at a leisurely pace and enjoy the fall weather together," said Lynn Walcoff, Community Programs Coordinator.

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