Saturday, March 9, 2013
The classes for youth will focus on offensive and defensive skills of the game.
It’s your turn to serve in Cranberry. Starting in April, Cranberry’s Parks and Recreation Department will offer volleyball basic classes for youths. The new seven-week course in the fundamentals of volleyball will be featured for the first time as part of Cranberry’s spring recreational program starting Sunday, April 7. Fifth and sixth graders will meet in hour-long classes beginning at 1 p.m. at the gym inside the Cranberry Municipal Center. Seventh and eighth graders will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on those same days. The course will focus on learning the rules of volleyball as well as the basic offensive and defensive skills of the game, including passing, setting, hitting, serving, and blocking, a statement from the township said. In…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Cranberry's Parks & Recreation Department is enrolling 3, 4, and 5 year olds in the eight-week course.
It’s never too early to start hitting the gym—or burning off your preschooler’s excess energy. Cranberry's Parks & Recreation Department is now enrolling 3, 4, and 5-year olds in two sections of an eight-week early childhood class on motion and skill development. Starting March 12, the hour-long Kindergym will be offered Tuesday mornings beginning at 11 a.m. for 3 year olds and at 12:15 p.m. for 4 and 5-year olds. The lessons use games, music, and movement activities to help in develop both large and small muscle skills. The class for 4 and 5 year olds builds on the foundation set out in the class for 3 year olds, although that is not a prerequisite for enrollment, a statement from the township said. The lessons offer more advanced games…
Friday, March 1, 2013
Geis, who started Ross Township’s parks and reaction program more than a decade ago, was hired in Cranberry after a yearlong search.
It’s official—Cranberry has a new director of Parks and Recreation. At Thursday’s Cranberry Board of Supervisors meeting, officials ratified the hiring of Pete Geis. Geis, who moved to Cranberry in July, will be paid an annual salary of $75,000 in the new role. The Slippery Rock University graduate was offered the position after a yearlong hunt, including a nationwide search, for a new recreation director. “I can’t tell you how excited I am,” Geis said Thursday. Geis replaces former director Mike Diehl, who parted ways with the township in November 2011. Since mid-August, Greg Smith has been acting interim director of parks and recreation in Cranberry. Cranberry manager Jerry Andree said Geis was offered the position after an extensive …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Cranberry’s parks and recreation department will supervise the children while you and loved one head out for date night.
Parents, mark your calendars now. Cranberry’s parks and recreation department is hosting a “It's Kids Night In, Parents Night Out” on Friday, March 22 The three-hour event is for children ages 5 through 12, allowing their parents to go out and paint the town red. Included is a kid-friendly movie, snacks, crafts, games in the Cranberry Municipal Center gym, and Wii—all under the watchful eye of township staff. The adult-to-child ratio will never be lower than 1:8, a statement from the township said. Advance registration is required. In-person enrollment is available at the information desk of the parks a recreation department inside the municipal center, by phone at 724-776-4806 x1129, or online at the township's website, www.…
Friday, February 22, 2013
After a lengthy process that included a nationwide search, Cranberry hires Pete Geis, who resigned Thursday night as director of Ross Township's parks and recreation department.
Longtime Ross Township Parks and Recreation director Pete Geis resigned Thursday to accept a new position as head of Cranberry's Parks and Recreation department. "This is a tremendous loss for Ross Township," said Ross Commissioner Gerald O'Brien. "Pete is a great guy, if we can find someone half as smart, competent, and hard-working as Pete, we will be doing okay." Geis was responsible the operation and maintenance of Ross Township's 23 parks and recreation areas. He also played a key role in annual events such as the Easter Egg hunt, the summer fishing tournament, the 4th of July celebration, and Ross Community Day, O'Brien said. Cranberry hired Geis after a yearlong hunt, including a nationwide search, for a new recreation director. The…
Friday, February 1, 2013
Based on the Bricks 4 Kidz model, the classes begin in February.
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Friday, February 1
Cranberry is making kindergarten a snap. Once a week, kindergartners in Cranberry can either start or end their school day by assembling LEGO bricks into imaginative forms that engage their curiosity and creativity, a statement from the township said. Cranberry’s parks and recreation department will begin offering hour-long Bricks 4 Kidz classes on six successive Wednesdays starting Feb. 13. The programs are built around Bricks 4 Kidz proprietary model plans, designed by engineers and architects, with themes that include space exploration, according to the township. The company's specially-designed project kits and theme-based models also provide the building blocks for educational play. Children between the ages of 5 and 6 may be …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Offered by the Associated Artists of Butler County, the classes are for adults only.
For those who always wanted to unleash their creativity though pencil and paper, Cranberry has the right class for you. The Associated Artists of Butler County is offering a new adults-only drawing class to residents during six weekly 2½-hour sessions starting Feb. 6 in Cranberry. The class will emphasize ways to apply perception and the creative process together with a technical focus on the use of light, texture, color and composition while creating original images on paper. Artist Kathy Bischak will lead the class. Enrollment will be limited to those 18 and older. Cranberry Township's Parks and Recreation Department will begin accepting registration for the class Jan. 28. Those taking the class must provide their own sketchpads, pencils…
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Gather friends and family to catch some of the free concerts at Rotary Amphitheatre.
There is still plenty of summer left to enjoy the free, open-air concerts held in Cranberry Township Community Park. Even the parking is free! The concerts are held every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the Rotary Amphitheatre. Bring your own chairs and blankets. The Cranberry Rotary offers refreshments for sale. Cranberry Parks and Recreation Department provided us with this concert schedule: July 19. Street level. This eclectic, eight member ensemble draws repertoire from a variety of musical genres including Motown, funk, classical rock, modern country and pop hits in what they characterize as a ‘classic horn band style.’ July 26. Pittsburgh Philharmonic. Classical music has been this 60-member symphony orchestra’s forte, both as …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Summer programs include aquatic lessons, crafts, camps and more.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
While it’s still spring, now is the time to register for summer programs and events happening around Cranberry. Online and walk-in registration for the Cranberry Township parks and recreation department's summer schedule of camps, aquatic lessons, adult sports, crafts and fitness programs will open at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the township municipal center on Rochester Road. Mail-in and telephone registrations will be accepted beginning at noon that day. Online registrants will need an account number and a PIN number. To open an account, go to the Cranberry Township website by clicking here, or call the parks and recreation office at 724-776-4806, ext. 1129. First-time registrants should allow as much as a week to receive the program …