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WINTER 2021 Community publiCation for Hempfield townsHip & Hempfield area sCHool distriCt 1.

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In This Issue Hempfield Fire Department Adds To Its Fleet Date With Daddy Dance Public Works Update Hempfield Township Winter Programs

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5. A Message from the Hempfield Township Board of Supervisors 6. Hempfield Area School District Middle School PBIS: Models of Excellence 6.

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ViSion StAtEMEnt the Hempfield township Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board, Bureau of Fire, Staff, and Volunteers will provide for the quality of life and safety of the constituencies they serve. those constituencies include the residents, business owners, and taxpayers of Hempfield township. We will maintain and deliver: • Award winning Parks • Diverse Recreational opportunities • Quality infrastructure systems • Responsible planned growth and common sense Zoning • Responsive Code Enforcement Department • Active Volunteer Fire Service We will uphold the Public trust by providing these services in an ethical and cost-effective nature. Always striving to keep Hempfield township a Great Place to Live, Work, and Raise a Family.

hempfield Township Board of Supervisors George C. Reese, Chairman greese@hempfieldtwp.org R. Douglas Weimer, Vice-Chairman dougweimer@hempfieldtwp.org Tom Logan, Treasurer tlogan@hempfieldtwp.org Robert E. Ritson, Assistant Secretary rritson@hempfieldtwp.org John Silvis, Supervisor jsilvis@hempfieldtwp.org

hempfield Township 1132 Woodward Drive | Greensburg, PA 15601-9310 724-834-7232 | www.hempfieldtwp.com Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Township Offices Closed: January 1 | April 2

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Township Staff Jason M. Winters, Township Manager jwinters@hempfieldtwp.org Douglas J. Cisco, Director of Public Works dcisco@hempfieldtwp.org Patrick L. Karnash, Director of Planning & Zoning pkarnash@hempfieldtwp.org Anthony J. Kovacic, Township Fire Chief & Director of Emergency Services akovacic@hempfieldtwp.org Melanie M. Phillips, Director of Finance mphillips@hempfieldtwp.org James P. Shaw, Director of Code & Safety jshaw@hempfieldtwp.org Aaron K. Siko, Director of Parks & Recreation asiko@hempfieldtwp.org

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MiSSion StAtEMEnt the Hempfield Area School District, in its commitment to excellence, shall engage and educate all students for personal success through a shared responsibility with the student, family, and community in a safe, secure, and nurturing environment.

Seated left to right: Dr. Matt Conner, Mr. Bob Reger, Mrs. Pam Gibasiewicz, Dr. Tammy Wolicki, Mr. Wayne Wismar, Dr. Mark Gross, Mr. Mike Alfery

hempfield Area School District Board of Directors Dr. Tony Bompiani, President bompianit@hasdpa.net Dr. Scott Learn, Vice-President learns@hasdpa.net Pam Gibasiewicz, Secretary gibasiewiczp@hasdpa.net Mike Alfery, Board Member alferym@hasdpa.net Sonya Brajdic, Board Member brajdics@hasdpa.net Jennifer Bretz, Board Member bretzj@hasdpa.net Diane Ciabattoni, Board Member ciabattonid@hasdpa.net Vince DeAugustine, Board Member deaugustinev@hasdpa.net Dr. Jeanne Smith, Board Member smithjs@hasdpa.net Paul Ward, Board Member wardp@hasdpa.net Michael Brungo, Solicitor brungom@hasdpa.net

Standing left to right: Mr. Vince DeAugustine, Mr. Paul Ward, Dr. Scott Learn, Dr. Jeanne Smith, Mrs. Sonya Brajdic, Mrs. Jennifer Bretz, Mrs. Diane Ciabattoni, Dr. Tony Bompiani, Mr. Michael Brungo

hempfield Area School District 4347 State Route 136 (724) 834-2590

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Dr. Tammy S. Wolicki, Superintendent wolickit@hasdpa.net Dr. Matthew R. Conner, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education connerm@hasdpa.net Dr. Kimberlie B. Rieffannacht, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education rieffannachtk@hasdpa.net Wayne J. Wismar, Business Manager wismarw@hasdpa.net Robert M. Reger, Director of Human Resources regerr@hasdpa.net

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A Message from the Hempfield Township Board of Supervisors: Let’s say good-bye to 2020! this past year has been a difficult one for our community. the CoViD-19 pandemic put a strain on our families, friends, neighbors, and the businesses we all try to support. As we see time and time again, Hempfield came out to support each other. though we are not through this trying time, we are encouraged by the continued efforts of our Hempfield community. the Hempfield township staff continues to function as normal, and we are here to support you. As we enter another winter, our Public Works crews will be out maintaining the roads and keeping them safe for you. Remember to give them space when plowing and treating our roads. We work around-the-clock to keep our roads clear and we appreciate your patience. the township, like all of our residents, has felt the sting of 2020. the township’s revenues are down significantly, while our expenses for cleaning and emergency services have risen. Since March, the Board of Supervisors have taken necessary actions to limit spending in 2020. these actions have allowed us to approve our 2021 operating Budget without any tax increases. We strive to be fiscally responsible while maintaining excellent township services. As your Board of Supervisors, we urge you to keep up your community support. We are encouraged by your efforts to support our local shops, restaurants, and other businesses. now more than ever, all of our Hempfield businesses need your support. Join us as we say good-bye to 2020 and look forward to a fresh start in 2021! Wishing you all a Happy Holidays and Good tidings in 2021!

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For continuous updates and information visit our website at www.hempfieldtwp.com


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www.hempfieldtwp.com

Do I need a Permit?

for all the latest Township news!

Hempfield Township Department Directory

Permits are required for buildings, sheds, fences, pools, additions, etc. If you are unsure please call our department at 724-834-7232 Ext. 240 for information before you build or install.

724 - 834 -7232

Where do I find permit applications?

Code & Safety...............................x 240 Parks & Recreation ......................x 420 Planning & Zoning .......................x 535 Public Works ................................x 310

All permit applications can be found on our website www.hempfieldtwp.com or at our office.

How can I pay for my permit?

Hempfield Township accepts cash, checks, and credit cards. Credit cards will incur a 2.95% or $2.50 minimum processing fee. We do not accept Discover or American Express cards.

How long will it take to process my permit application?

Welcome

Zoning permits – up to 15 business days Building permits – up to 30 business days

I received a Violation Notice door hanger, now what?

New Businesses & Construction To Hempfield Township

New projects under permit n Beef Jerkey Outlet n ACJ's n Jo Allyns Boutique n Circle K Gifts

The Code Department has implemented a new program to quickly notify property owners when they have a minor code violation on their property. If you receive a door hangar, please immediately correct the problems listed or if you have questions please contact the issuing code officer. The “courtesy notice” is to help you get your property into compliance. We will reinspect the property again after 5 days have elapsed. If you have taken corrective action, you can disregard the violation letter that was sent as a follow up, However, if the door hanger and the violation letter are ignored, further legal action may be taken against you.

Premises identification.

Buildings shall have approved address numbers placed in a position to be plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. n These numbers shall contrast with their background. n Address numbers shall be Arabic numerals or alphabet letters. n Numbers shall be not less than 4 inches (102 mm) in height with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch (12.7 mm). n

Door to Door Sales

Anyone selling goods or services door to door must display a Peddler’s license issued from the Township. Sunday Sales are prohibited.

Junk Vehicles

Except as provided for in other regulations, no inoperative, uninspected or unlicensed motor vehicle shall be parked, kept or stored on any premises, or roadways and no vehicle shall at any time be in a state of major disassembly, disrepair, or in the process of being stripped or dismantled. 6

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State and County Roads in Hempfield Maintained by PennDot and Westmoreland County

Public Works Update Public Works Crews will now be shifting to winter operations. Throughout the winter season crews will operate snow removal equipment over 26 different snow routes. The Township spans over 90 square miles encompassing nearly 300 miles of roadway. On average each snow route covers approximately 12 miles and takes nearly three hours to complete during routine snow removal. Additional time is required for more significant snow events which may require plowing operations. In order to assist with efficient snow removal operations, residents are asked to follow:

The following roadways are not owned or maintained by Hempfield Township:

COUNTY ROADS Maintained by Westmoreland County Department of Parks & Roads: Phone 724-830-3955 Greensburg/Mt. Pleasant Road

Snow Removal Tips

Lowry Avenue

STATE ROADS

• If snow is expected, move your cars into the driveway • If you are shoveling out the entrance to your driveway, never throw snow directly into the street. Shovel onto the curbstrip or other area of your property • If possible, finish clearing your driveway entrance AFTER the final widening pass by the snow plow. DO NOT throw snow into the street. • If you have to go out during hazardous driving conditions, remember to drive slowly, brake slowly, allow plenty of room between you and the vehicle in front, and watch for sudden obstructions. • Please avoid parking in Cul-de-Sacs to allow snow removal equipment room to operate.

Maintained by PennDot: Phone 724-832-5387

During snow removal operations, it is the policy of Hempfield Township to not replace mailboxes damaged in the course of routine snow removal operations. Throughout the fall and winter season, Public Works Crews will continue routine maintenance projects throughout the Township including catch basin repairs, pipe replacement, right-of-way maintenance and roadway repair. To report a roadway condition on a Township road please call (724) 834-7232, ext. 310 or email at publicworks@hempfieldtwp.org.

Agnew Road

Penn-High Park Road

Arona Road

Penn-Manor Road

Baughman Road

Radebaugh Road

Bennetts Dairy Road

Roseytown Road

Brinkerton Road

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Brown Avenue

Route 66

Carbon Road

Route 70

Donohoe Road

Route 119

Edna Road

Route 130

Evanstown-Herminie Road

Route 136

Georges Station

Route 819

Hahntown-Wendel Road

Route 993

Hannastown Road

Seanor Church Road

Lewis Avenue

Skidmore Road

Locust Valley Road

Slate Run Road

Luxor-Bovard Road

South Greengate Road

Madison-Herminie Road

Stone Church Road

Middletown Road

Swede Hill Road

Millersdale Road

Thomas School Road

North Greengate Road

Twin Lakes Park Road

Oakford Park Road

Waltz Mill Road

Old Route 119 (Hunker)

Wendel-Herminie Road

Pellis Road

Willow Crossing Road

Penn-Adamsburg Road

Yukon Road

Although you may be a Hempfield Township resident, you may reside on a roadway maintained by the state or Westmoreland County. Therefore, Hempfield Township does not have any authority on these roads. Should you have concerns regarding state roads, you may also wish to contact your state senators or representatives. The Westmoreland County Commissioners may also be contacted for concerns on county roads. 7 28


Four Ways to Reduce Winter Stormwater Pollution

Effective January 1, 2021 Hempfield Township has a new Trash & Recycling hauler.

Controlling stormwater pollution is a year-round concern, one that matters in winter just as much as spring and summer. When the temperature drops, vast amounts of deicing chemicals are dumped by the truckload across our roads, sidewalks, and driveways. With each thaw, all that salt washes directly into our waterways. Freezing temperatures also lead to broken pipes, which can lead to erosion issues or even raw sewage pouring into our streams.

County Hauling was awarded the contract for residential Trash and Recycling collection in Hempfield Township beginning January 1st, 2021. This process is competitively bid by the Township, and County Hauling was the lowest bidder.

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Your collection day for Trash and Recycling will remain the same. Guidelines for residential Trash and Recycling collection in Hempfield: • Trash and recycling must be out prior to 6 AM on the day of collection • Please bag all trash. • Yard Waste will be collected on your regular collection day along with your trash. • Each residence is allowed one bulk item per week, visit the website for more details.

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Open your rain barrel spigot. Although this doesn’t help with stormwater in the winter, it does help prevent your barrel from filling with ice and potentially cracking. A cracked barrel definitely can’t reduce stormwater pollution! Do not pile snow on your rain garden. Though your plants are dormant, heavy snow loads, upon melting, could saturate your garden for long enough to potentially hurt your plants. Normal snow accumulation does not pose a problem, though, so there is no need to shovel the garden! Pile your snow from elsewhere on the uphill side of the rain garden instead so that when it melts your rain garden can do its thing. Go pervious! Replacing your walkway or driveway with river stone, pervious pavers, or other porous materials will allow water to soak into the ground instead of becoming runoff. These surfaces not only help reduce polluted stormwater runoff and erosion, they also “breathe” more than impervious surfaces like asphalt and concrete, so they take longer to ice over.

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Avoid using sodium chloride as a deicer. Commonly used road salts like sodium chloride (also known as halite) can kill plants, break down concrete, and stain carpets. More environmentally friendly alternatives to sodium chloride are acetates (such as Premiere Ice Melter), potassium chloride, or magnesium chloride (such as SafeStep Mag Chloride 8300).


Hempfield Fire Department adds to its Fleet The Hempfield Fire Department has placed into service a 2020 Fire Engine that has been assigned to the Hempfield #2 Station. The apparatus is capable of flowing 2000 gallons a minute and carries all the necessary tools to perform at a high level. This is the third Hempfield Fire Department apparatus painted with the unique color scheme of Silver over Blue.

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Hempfield Park Concert Series June 5th - September 25 Every other Saturday S E R I E S

Look for our full listing of bands and events on our NEW website at hempfieldtwp.org!

Program and Event Sponsorships Now Available for 2021!

Parks and Recreation is seeking support in 2021 from individuals, businesses, and community groups! Sponsorships are available for as low as $200. We are seeking your support for the: - Spring Soccer - "Egg" Stravaganza - Concert Series - Summer Day Camp Opportunities - & More! The 2021 Sponsorship Packet is available now on our website, or by contacting our office at 724-834-7232 ext. 144

Have a question for Parks & Recreation? Call us at 724-834-7232 and press “1” for Parks & Recreation. For specific information, dial the extension that matches your question! Program Registrations & General Questions .........................Ext. 123 Programs, Camps, Trips & Special Events.............................Ext. 125 Sponsorships, Partnerships & Projects ..................................Ext. 144 Fields, Pavilions, HTAC Rentals & Facility Questions............Ext. 210 Athletic Programs, Leagues & Drop-In Sports........................Ext. 211

Summer Day Camp June 7th - August 13th — A New Theme Each Week! Early Drop-Off & Late Pick-Up Available Resident Registration opens May 3rd Non-Resident Registration opens May 10th

2021 Hempfield Township Pavilion & Field Rentals Hempfield Township Parks & Recreation facilities and parks rental requests for all pavilions and fields at Hempfield Park and Swede Hill Park are as follows: Pavilion Rentals: Residents: Monday, January 4, 2021 Non-Residents: Monday, January 11, 2021 Field Rentals: Monday, March 1, 2021 10


NON-RESIDENT REGISTRATION BEGINS

RESIDENT REGISTRATION BEGINS

Monday, January 11, 2021

Monday, January 18, 2021

Registration begins for all Fall programs at 8:30 am online, at the Hempfield township Municipal Building, or Hempfield township Athletic Complex.

non-residents include those who live in the surrounding communities (i.e., Greensburg, Hunker, Manor, new Stanton, Youngwood)

EASY WAYS TO REGISTER

Online

In Person

Log on to: www.hempfieldtwp.com Click on the “Parks & Recreation” button, and then click the “Register now” button. All major credit cards are accepted.

Register at the Hempfield township Athletic Complex during normal operating hours. *Subject to State guidelines. Check website prior to registration.

For help with online registration call us at 724-834-7232 or email: parks@hempfieldtwp.org. Hempfield Parks and Recreation does not accept cash payments or over-the-phone registrations.

All programs & events are subject to change. Check the website for updates.

Preschool Programs Fun for One • Age 1 Come and spend social and recreational time with your child. our program consists of movement, tumbling, interaction and playtime. Parent/guardian participation required. Instructor: Connie Madarish Location: Swede Hill Park Activity Center Session 1 Morning 1 Evening 2 Morning 2 Evening

Day Monday Monday Monday Monday

Date January 25March 15 January 25March 15 March 29May 17 March 29May 17

Time 10:00 am – 11:00 am 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 10:00 am – 11:00 am 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Fee $50.00 $50.00

Pre-School Karate • Ages 4 - 5 Presented by Professional Karate Schools of America (PKSA) Pre-School Karate is a program that will increase your child’s confidence, strength, flexibility and overall physical fitness. Along with the basics, children will be introduced to stranger awareness issues and basic self-defense techniques. this class will also focus on demonstrating respect for oneself and others. Instructor: PKSA Karate Location: Hempfield township Athletic Complex

$50.00 $50.00

Terrific Two’s & Three’s • Ages 2 - 3 this toddler play group includes various activities such as games, music, crafts, movement and storytelling for fun & interaction. Parent/guardian participation required. Instructor: Connie Madarish Location: Swede Hill Park Activity Center Session 1 Morning 1 Evening 2 Morning 2 Evening

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Date January 26March 16 January 26March 16 March 30May 18 March 30May 18

Day tuesday

Date January 26 – February 23

Time 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Fee $35.00

Super Scientist • Ages 4 - 5 Time 10:00 am – 11:00 am 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 10:00 am – 11:00 am 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Want to be the next Albert Einstein? Come join Professor Connie for fun scientific experiments.  Each week kids will do experiments and have an introduction to different scientific concepts. Parent/guardian participation required. Instructor: Connie Madarish Location: Swede Hill Activity Center

Fee $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00

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Date January 27 – Wednesday March 17 March 31 – Wednesday May 19

Time 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Fee $50.00 $50.00


Play, Play, Play! • Ages 2 - 3

Zumbini • Ages 0 - 4

Play helps to build creativity, dexterity, problem solving and social skills. Join us for an hour devoted to playing with our toys and at least four special activities per class using toys such as parachute, trampolines, scooters, and many more of Miss Connie’s favorite toys. Parent or guardian must attend class and the children should wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Parent/Guardian participation required. Instructor: Connie Madarish Location: Swede Hill Park Activity Center

Zumbini!! Fun, interactive music class for ages 0-4! Enjoy moving to music with your little one. two 6 week sessions to choose from! Register now and enjoy the free demo! theme is no Way Jose! Instructor: Maestro Minds Location: 3251 Route 136, Darragh, PA 15625

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Time 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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Date March 29 – May 3 April 1 – May 6

Time 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm 9:30 am – 10:15 am

Game Design • Ages 7 - 11

Music classes can increase your child’s vocabulary, develop math and reasoning skills, and encourage creativity. During Music Makers class, the children will copy rhythms, follow tempos, and match pitches.  We’ll play simple instruments, learn songs, dance, sing, and even use items we find around the house to make music.  Each class will center around a different theme. Get ready to explore all types of music from classical to country. Parent/ guardian participation required. Instructor: Connie Madarish Location: Swede Hill Activity Center

in this class, students will learn foundational coding concepts through interactive lessons and mini-projects. Defeat ogres, solve mazes, break into dungeons, level up and create your own game! Whether a student has coded before or not, they are able to jump right in and begin their journey through code. Instructor: CodeWiz Location: ViRtUAL FRoM YoUR HoME!!!

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Date January 29 – March 19 April 2 – May 21

Time 10:00 am – 11:00 am 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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$50.00

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Date March 4 – April 22

Time 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fee $150.00

Date January 21 – February 25

Time 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Fee $150.00

Yoga is a great way for kids to be active, build confidence, and manage the spectrum of emotions that they experience in their day to day activities. Each week will include cardiovascular conditioning, fun and original music, plus all the traditional benefits of yoga; meditation, breathing techniques, peach, and deep relaxation. Wear comfortable clothes that allow nonrestrictive movement. Bring a yoga mat if you have one; a limited number will be available. Don't forget a water bottle!   Instructor: nicole Hayes Location: Swede Hill Activity Center

$200.00

An introduction to tap and ballet. Your child will learn positions and movement to music.  tap and ballet shoes not necessary. Must wear leotard/loose fitting clothes. Instructor: Leyna Wright Location: Swede Hill Park Activity Center Day

Time 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Kids Yoga • Ages 5 - 12

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Tiny Tap & Ballet • Ages 4 - 7

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Date January 19 – February 23

Become a Roblox game wiz using Lua! Create versions of your fairytale universe with Roblox. Roblox studio has all the tools to make your wildest gaming imaginations a reality. in this class, you and other passionate kids will learn how to make use of the many tools on Roblox to code terrific games, relaying your imaginative capabilities to the world. By using Lua, you’ll be creating extensions to the Roblox game while fostering your creativity and learning real-world computer coding.  Instructor: CodeWiz Location: ViRtUAL FRoM YoUR HoME!!!

$50.00

this class is perfect for your budding actor/actress in grades PreK-4 through 1st grade! they will learn basic theater terms, the audition process, all students will have speaking lines and solos, and we perform with full costumes, set/props, and sound/lighting! Reading skills are not required! Performance Saturday, March 24th at 2 PM. Instructor: Maestro Minds Location: 3251 Route 136, Darragh, PA 15625 Date February 1 – March 22

$200.00

Code Your Own Roblox Game • Ages 7 - 14

Mini Musical Theater • Ages 4 - 6

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$200.00

Youth & Teen Programs

Music Makers • Ages 1 - 3

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Date January 26 – March 2

Time 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fee $30.00


Mad Science Virtual Crazy Chemworks! • Ages 5 - 12

Broadway Musical Review • Ages 6 - 11

Join us on Zoom for some thrilling, hands-on, interactive, contact-free StEM programs from Mad Science! Shake up a flask of fun in the lab as a junior chemist! this hands-on and interactive program of chemistry for children ages 5-12 is packed solid with cool reactions. Students put on goggles and change liquid to solid and back again. they get to handle laboratory tools, build and break molecules, and pick up some tricks on chemical changes. Instructor: Mad Science Location: ViRtUAL FRoM YoUR HoME!!!

We will be diving into the world of 5 Broadway Musicals and learn the cultural, historical, and social impact of each musical, along with the aspects of stage presence, choreography, costumes, and vocal techniques that go along with each show. the musicals we will be reviewing are: Hamilton, Anastasia, newsies, Mary Poppins, and Lion King. the students will be working on songs and short scenes from each show and will end the semester with a performance on Sunday, April 25th at 4 PM. Instructor: Maestro Minds Location: 3251 Route 136, Darragh, PA 15625

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Date January 27 – February 17

Time 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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Basic Skill introduction-Underhand and overhead Serves, overhead Passing, Setting, Forearm Passing, Spiking. For girls and boys who may wish to get involved in the middle school program. Instructor: Sheron Watson Location: Hempfield township Athletic Complex

Wednesday

Date February 3 – March 24

Time 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fee $55.00

Day Wednesday

in volleyball the setter is the most critical position on the court. this class will give young setters the opportunity to learn setting techniques and practice various types of set that occur during a game. We will also discuss characteristics required of a successful setter. Instructor: Sheron Watson Location: Hempfield township Athletic Complex

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Date February 3 – March 24

Time 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Friday

Date February 5 – March 12 February 5 – March 12

Time 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Date March 10 – April 28

Time 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fee $50.00

this program is designed for kids ages 7-13. Hempfield twp. Parks & Rec wants to offer this program as an opportunity for younger children to continue to learn and build upon their basketball skills. Skills & Drills focuses on the learning and emphasizing basketball fundamentals, while introducing fun, practical team concepts. Basketball experience is not required, but encouraged.   Instructor: Zach Freeman Location: Hempfield township Athletic Complex

Fee $55.00

Encourage your children to escape the winter blues, put down the technology, and come play some fun fitness games at the Hempfield Athletic Complex on Friday nights. Fitness games will include dodgeball, kickball, wall ball, whiffle ball, nerf gun battles, team building challenges and other fun fitness games that will focus on teamwork, sportsmanship, and physical activity. Instructor: Dave Byers Location: Hempfield township Athletic Complex Day

$200.00

Skill & Drills • Ages 7 - 13

Friday Night Fun and Fitness for Kids • Ages 7 - 13

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Develop coordination and discipline while learning the art of self-defense. Instructor: Master tim Copper Location: tC taekwondoAcademy 300 Hamilton Ave, Greensburg, PA

Volleyball Setters Clinic • Ages 8 - 14

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Karate Kids • Ages 6 - 16

Volleyball Basics • Ages 8 - 14

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Monday

11 - 13

Monday

Date April 5 – May 3 April 5 – May 3

Time 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Fee $60.00 $60.00


Is it Time to Divorce your Financial Advisor • Ages 18 & older

Adult & Senior Programs

During this lunchtime webcast, CERtiFiED FinAnCiAL PLAnnER; Lisa Krall; will discuss the process of changing your financial advisor. Presenter: Park Avenue Wealth Management Location: ViRtUAL FRoM YoUR HoME!!

Yoga • Ages 18 & older Yoga is a completely systematized, yet simple, science of physical conditioning for more healthful living. the stretches and postures practiced in yoga are a natural way to reduce stress and tension and gain strength and flexibility. Instructor: Penne Steiger Location: Hempfield Municipal Building Session

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Date Time January 18 – March 29 No class January 25, 6:30 pm – February 22 & March 22 7:45 pm April 5 – June 7 6:30 pm – No class April 26 & 7:45 pm May 24

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Wednesday

Time 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Friday

January 15

Time 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Fee Free

if you are new to Apple and want to learn the basics of using your iPad, this class is perfect for you. Learn how to simply navigate through and customize your iPad applications.  Please bring your Apple iD & Password. the class is intended for those with an iPad 2 and above and using the newest operating system.  Wireless internet will be provided. Location: Hempfield township Municipal township

$45.00

$45.00

Have you heard of Pickleball? Would you like to try it out? Come learn the basics of this fast-growing racquet sport. this intro class will teach you the court boundaries, scoring, and simply the feel of the ball and paddle. the paddle being like a big ping – pong paddle and the ball like a wiffle ball. Join us for this fun instructional class. Instructor: Alexis Duncan Location: Hempfield township Athletic Complex Date January 27 – March 3

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Getting Started with your iPad • Ages 18 & older

Intro to Pickleball • Ages 18 & older

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Wednesday

February 3

Time 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Fee Free

Disney Planning 101 • Ages 18 & older Are you thinking about taking a trip to Walt Disney World? Without some basic knowledge Walt Disney World can seem like an overwhelming destination. Whether this is your first Walt Disney World vacation or if you simply need a refresher on the recent changes, this class is for you! We’ll discuss some planning basics, advanced topics and some tips for what you need to have a successful trip to Walt Disney World! Presenter: Michele Moenssens travel Planner Location: Hempfield township Municipal Building

Fee $60.00

Day

Date

Wednesday

February 11

Time 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Fee Free

How to Love Investing • Ages 18 & older During this lunchtime webcast, CERtiFiED FinAnCiAL PLAnnER; Lisa Krall; will discuss investing. Presenter: Park Avenue Wealth Management Location: ViRtUAL FRoM YoUR HoME Day

Date

Friday

February 19

Time 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Fee Free

Caring for students today, tomorrow, together.

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Benefits Available for Veterans & Their Dependents • Ages 18 & older

Getting Started with your iPhone • Ages 18 & older if you are new to Apple and want to learn the basics of using your iPhone, this class is perfect for you. Learn how to simply navigate through and customize you iPhone applications.  Please bring your Apple iD & Password.  Wireless internet will be provided. Location: Hempfield township Municipal Building

Westmoreland County Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to ensure that all Veterans receive those benefits to which they are greatly entitled. A representative will be available to conduct a presentation on benefits that are available to veterans and their dependents.  Many eligible for these benefits are unaware and could be negatively impacted as a result. Presenter: Matt Zamosky Location: ViRtUAL FRoM YoUt HoME!! Day

Date

Wednesday

March 3

Time 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

tuesday

Time 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday

March 31

Time 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

$35.00

Wednesday

March 31

Wednesday

April 28

Time 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Date

Monday

April 19

Time 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Fee $25.00

May 1st, 2021 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Hempfield Township Athletic Complex 220 Forbes Trail Road, Greensburg, PA 15601

Fee

Join Us For...

Free

Local Shopping, Concessions, 50/50 and Basket Raffle

turning 65 soon? Attend an educational seminar and understand your Medicare options. this seminar will help you: Answer the Question: What is Medicare? – Know when to enroll into Medicare – Recognize the different parts of Medicare – Understand the two major Medicare healthcare coverage options: Medicare Supplement Plans (Medigap) and Medicare Advantage Plans – Understand how prescription drug coverage interacts with your Medicare plan choices.  All attendees will receive a free booklet and there will be time for questions and answers. Presenter: Michael noppe Location: Hempfield township Municipal Building Date

Day

Spring Craft and Vendor Show

Fee

Understanding Medicare • Ages 18 & older

Day

Free

if you’ve ever wondered how to begin in voice over part time, full time, or for supplemental or retirement income, this workshop is a great, upbeat, and most importantly, realistic first step. our easy-to-access remote learning system will take you behind the scenes at Voice Coaches main studios, where we regularly produce voice over content for clients including netflix, Discovery, HGtV, Disney, Lifetime, nickelodeon, and many more. From audio books, training material, animation, and commercials to socially relevant content, television, and much, much more: today’s voice over field has become a great way to leverage your individual voice qualities and communication skill in a whole new way. Presenter: Will Hahn Location: ViRtUAL FRoM YoUR HoME!!!

During this lunchtime webcast, CERtiFiED FinAnCiAL PLAnnER; Lisa Krall; will discuss the process of investment gains. Presenter: Park Avenue Wealth Management Location: ViRtUAL FRoM YoUR HoME!!! Date

April 6

Fee

Free

Invesment Gains Boost Your Tax Bill? What you should have done in December • Ages 18 & older

Day

tuesday

Time 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Getting Paid to Talk • Ages 18 & older

this workout is perfect for everyone---it is geared to get you moving no matter what your level of fitness. Workout will consist of warm up, cardio, exercises and cool down. Cardio will be low and high impact aerobics. Exercises will be upper and lower body.  Don’t forget your mats and 3-5 lb. hand weights. Let’s get together to relieve some everyday stress by doing something healthy for yourself! Instructor: Debi Willcock Location: Swede Hill Activity Center Date March 23 – April 27

Date

Fee

Total Body Workout • Ages 18 & older

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Day

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Date With “Egg” stravaganza Daddy Dance Saturday, March 27 17th AnnuAl

Dress is semi-formal and a photographer will be on hand to take pictures. Ages: location: Date: Time: resident: non-resident:

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Egg Hunt at 11:00 am Swede Hill Park l Games, Egg Hunt, Prizes, and Appearance by the Easter Bunny Free to all Township residents. Registration required. l l

4 – 10 Hempfield Athletic Complex Saturday, April 17 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm $25.00 - Adult & Child $35.00 - Adult & Child Additional Children - $10.00

Deadline to Register: Friday, March 20

Join us for an elegant evening with your daughter as we transform the Athletic Complex for dancing, refreshments and a memorable time with your daughter. Deadline to register: Friday, April 9

Harrisburg: 717-612-9880 Fayette: 724-323-8020 Pittsburgh: 724-935-8188 www.gibson-thomas.com

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Indiana: 724-471-2246 Washington: 724-249-2603 Ft. Myers: 239-776-2908 Established 1916


Leave your Legacy in the Parks

Recreation Spring Soccer for Boys and Girls Ages 4 to 9

Over the past 5 years, Hempfield has actively sought state and federal grants, and solicited major gifts for improvements at Hempfield Park. The Township secured over $1.4 million dollars in funding, and is contributing over $400,000 in additional funds from the Hempfield Parks Fund. We are now seeking your support! A Legacy or Site Amenity sponsorship will leave a lasting impression on our community. Consider showing your support with one of the available sponsorships for the Hempfield Park Rehabilitation Project: l

the Hempfield Recreation Soccer League is intended for boys and girls ages 4 – 9. it provides the children the opportunity to learn soccer and play at a recreation level. u5 (Birthyear 2016 or 2017) u6 (Birthyear 2015) u8 (Birthyear 2013 or 2014) u10 (Birthyear 2010 or 2011)

Residents: $45.00 Residents: $45.00 Residents: $65.00 Residents: $65.00

Non-Residents: $55.00 Non-Residents: $55.00 Non-Residents: $75.00 Non-Residents: $75.00

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Uniforms are included and will be given to all participants. All games and practices will be played at Hempfield Park. Registration deadline – Friday, March 12. Games will be every Saturday morning from April 10 to May 30. Additional practices will only be scheduled for U8 & U10 and will begin the week of April 5.

Legacy Sponsorships • Upper Baseball Field • Upper Soccer Field • Pavilion F • Dog Park

Site Amenity Sponsorships • Memorial Park Benches • Memorial Trees • Water Fountains • Pet Waste Stations • Bleachers

For more information about Legacy and Site Amenity sponsorships please contact the Director of Parks & Recreation at asiko@hempfieldtwp.org.

For a complete list of specific dates, times and an overview of the schedule, please check out the website: www.hempfieldtwp.com. Adult coaches needed

Hempfield Women’s Softball League

interested in playing adult women’s slow pitch softball? A 12-game season will be played in June & July on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6:45 pm. Fee includes: field usage, playoff umpires fees and game balls. teams are responsible for own uniforms and half of umpire fee for regular season umpire ($15.00). the season will end with a tournament. Deadline to register – Friday, May 8. Please contact us if you are looking for a team to play on. Ages: 18+ Location: Hempfield Park & Swede Hill Park Date: Monday & Wednesday Games – June & July, pending weather time: 6:45 pm & 8:30 pm Fee: $300.00 per team 8-team max 17


Hempfield Township Athletic Complex Located at Hempfield Park, 220 Forbes Trail Road, Greensburg, PA 15601

Open Court – Membership Required (see membership info): Each person must have a current HTAC membership and pre-register for a specific 2-hour time slot and bring own equipment. • $5.00 per person +HTAC membership • Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM • Evening and weekend availability vary. Please call for specific times.

Adult Pick-Up Sports – Membership Required (see membership info): Each person must have a current HTAC membership and pre-register for a specific 2-hour time slot and bring own equipment. • $5.00 per person + HTAC membership • Must be 18 years or older

The Hempfield Township Athletic Complex is a multipurpose indoor facility featuring three full size athletic courts, an indoor walking track, and concession area. HTAC Hours of Operation November - March Monday – Saturday 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM Sunday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Soccer Monday 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Pickleball Tuesday 9:00am – 11:00am Tuesday 8:00pm – 10:00pm Thursday 9:00am – 11:00am Friday 9:00am – 11:00am Beginner Pickleball Wednesday 9:00am – 11:00am

Volleyball Wednesday 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Basketball Thursday 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Hempfield Township Athletic Complex Membership Cards Membership is required for open court, walking, adult pick-up sports, and drop-in activities. Every person age 14 and older is required to have a current HTAC membership in his or her own name. Membership cannot be borrowed or shared. Age Requirements: • Age 14 – 17 must have a parent register the child for his or her own membership. • Age 13 and younger must be accompanied by a parent for the duration of the child’s visit. Parent must have a current membership in the parent’s own name. Cost: Hempfield Township Residents: Age 14 +: Free Non-residents: Age 14 – 54: $10/year Age 55+: $5/year Entry: • Current HTAC membership card MUST be presented at check-in for entry to the facility. • No entry will be permitted without a current membership. • A $5.00 fee will be charged for all replacement cards.

HTAC Office Hours Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Closed April 2, 2021

Indoor Walking Track – Membership Required (see membership info): Walking is free with current HTAC membership and available during operating hours unless the facility is being used for a Township event or private rental. Each person must have a current HTAC membership and pre-register for a specific 2-hour time slot.

Rentals: • Full Court Hourly Rate: $40/hour Monday – Friday | $50/hour Saturday - Sunday • Full Court Daily Rate: $400/day Monday – Friday | $500/day Saturday - Sunday • Full Building Rental – call for details regarding tournaments and non-tournament events • Birthday Parties: $150.00/2-hour event – one court – up to 32 attendees

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As always: l Shirts, shoes, and proper clothing for the activity are required l Membership is required for each individual age 14 and older l Age 14 – 17 must have parent/legal guardian obtain membership on behalf of the minor in the minor’s name l Age 13 and younger must be accompanied for the duration of the visit by a parent/legal guardian who holds a membership in their own name (a membership cannot be shared or borrowed)

Limited number of participants per court based on current state guidelines Masks are required to be worn at all times, including while engaged in athletic activity Hand washing and social distancing must be practiced All guests using the facility for any purpose are required to sign the COVID-19 waiver prior to entering the gym – a parent/legal guardian of a minor must sign the waiver on behalf of the minor The facility is cleaned per CDC recommendations each day Facility hours, guidelines, and restrictions are subject to change 18


Hempfield Area School District Message from the Superintendent

Dr. Tammy S. Wolicki, Superintendent of Schools

As the year 2020 draws to a close, we look forward to the upcoming year with much hope and anticipation. While much time and attention has been given to the daily operations of school within the current pandemic, the Hempfield Area School District has a continuous focus on the future. The District utilizes nine school buildings for instructional purposes, two former schools are under lease, and additional buildings house administration, maintenance, and the transportation offices. The development of a long-term maintenance plan for these facilities, which have major financial implications, is an ongoing focus.

However, the rate is higher for women moving out. The decline in enrollment has lessened slightly in the past five years, a possible indication that enrollment will stabilize or increase. Economic factors also impact demographics. Dr. Stewman describes the housing development in the District’s catchment area as“uneven” over the past twenty years. His research into housing permit applications identified potential growth in this regard. The outcome of his work provides eight possible scenarios with possible impacts on enrollment by school. The complete demographic report is available on the District’s website. In December 2020, the Hempfield Area School Board approved initial steps for the development of a comprehensive District-wide feasibility study. This study will include all District facilities to provide an analysis of each structure and anticipated future needs so that a long term financial plan can be developed. If the Pennsylvania Department of Education funds the PlanCon program, which provides reimbursement to Districts for renovation and/or construction projects, the District must have a completed feasibility study within a limited time from beginning a construction project. The results of the feasibility study will be shared at a public meeting in January 2022 or shortly thereafter.

The current annual budget includes one mill ($634,000) dedicated for roof restoration. Restoration provides a cost effective alternative at a rate of approximately onethird the cost of replacement. Current roof warranties are twenty years in length and restoration extends the warranty an additional ten years. Fort Allen Elementary, West Point Elementary, and West Hempfield Elementary had roof restorations completed in 2019 and 2020. Each summer, a facility roof will be restored to extend the warranty.

The chart includes a listing of the schools, the year built, and dates of any additions and/or renovations. The age of the Hempfield Area High School and needs in regards to electrical, mechanical, plumbing, energy efficiency, curricular, school security and safety factors position the school for consideration of renovation or new construction. The feasibility study will provide a means of determining the financial scope of a high school project, while being cognizant of future needs of all other physical structures. Following the completion of the feasibility study, a “design phase” will include a careful analysis of curriculum needs and instructional approaches. The purpose of this phase is to create detailed plans that bring the educational specifications to life.

A year-long analysis of the Hempfield Area School District led to the compilation of a demographic study completed in November 2019. Demographer Dr. Shelby Stewman analyzed population and economic factors to provide student enrollment projections that are instrumental in long term planning. Student enrollment has been declining over the last decade and Dr. Stewman provides several reasons for this occurrence. A comparison of the number of births shows a steady decline, with 550 births in 1990 to only 348 births in 2017. More resident women have delayed childbirth, with data showing an equal percentage of women having children after age thirty rather than before this age. This does not account for the decline in births, as it merely changes the timing. A “population wave” occurred as births increased with the “Baby Boomers”, then declined with the “Baby Bust” cohort. An increase may occur once again as the “Echo Boom” or “Millennials” become of childbearing ages, but may be delayed with the trend in having children at a later age. Census data indicates a trend of females in their twenties moving out of the District while women in their thirties move in.

Preliminary plans for a school renovation or new construction project lead to questions regarding the financial impact on taxpayers. The Hempfield Area School District public school board meeting on January 4, 2021, will include a presentation by Janney Montgomery Scott, the District’s financial advisor. Information will be shared regarding the District’s borrowing capacity and existing debt. The District will be making final payments for existing debt in 2026, which positions the District to initiate a construction project with little to no impact upon taxpayers. The community will be informed of progress in this regard through publications, the District’s website and reports during school board meetings. School

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Year Built

Addition/Renovation

Harrold Middle

1921

1955, 1974, 1984, 1999

Maxwell Elementary

1952

1969, 1999

Hempfield Area High School

1956

1966, 1978, 1988, 2006

Fort Allen Elementary

1956

1969, 1999

West Hempfield Elementary

1962

1974, 2000

West Point Elementary

1962

2000

West Hempfield Middle

1966

2002

Stanwood Elementary

1971

2010

Wendover Middle

1971

2007, 2013


Hempfield Area School District Middle School PBIS: Models of Excellence

Hempfield Area School District: Tis the Season

"Until we have defined, taught, modeled, practiced, reinforced and re-taught, it is unethical for adults to punish..." - Rob Horner. Public schools are not in the business of punishing students, they are in place for helping to educate students both academically and in socially acceptable behaviors.

During this crazy, hectic, stressful time of the year, we all could use a little holiday cheer! Without the typical in-person holiday festivities to help us feel the spirit of the season, we had to settle for the next best thing...support from Santa! The Hempfield Area School District has elicited some North Pole style help! Santa Claus helped our Food Service Department as they distributed lunches and holiday to-go packs for families. He visited live Google Meets to wish students and their siblings a Happy Holiday. He was even able to support PTO fundraising efforts with drive-by dinner pick ups! While the in-person experience may have been missed, we want to recognize that Santa and his elves still found ways to make the students of the Hempfield Area School District feel special and remind them that he is coming to town!

To this end, the Hempfield Area School District has embraced the evidence-based Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) system at all of its elementary and middle schools. PBIS is a system designed to encourage positive behaviors by positive recognition of students who are being respectful, responsible, and safe during the school day. Lesson plans, created by each of the middle school’s PBIS teams, help model and teach students how to properly behave in all the school locations and settings. Everyone in the school including cafeteria workers, teachers, paraprofessionals, bus drivers, and students know the behavioral expectations. Across the district, each of the middle schools hold quarterly events to help reinforce these systems that promote good behaviors. These events serve two purposes. Not only do they reinforce the behaviors our students should be exhibiting, they also build a school culture and sense of belonging at each building. The events help create an environment in which adults and students share mutual respect for one another. A few examples of events that have occurred this school year at each middle school include a fun game-show theme competition between teachers and students, school-wide food bank collections, mystery motivators, Principal’s 200 Club Recognition, and McDonald’s breakfasts. Based on all of the respective student data (academics, behavioral, attendance, and anecdotal), the Hempfield Area School District’s Middle School PBIS systems have been a great success. In fact, Harrold Middle School has been recognized at the state level for its program and the impact it has had on the school community. 20


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Don’t have a library card? Go to https://catalog.wlnonline.org/polaris/ logon.aspx to register for an ecard that gives you access to our digital materials. Our digital materials are available 24/7. Visit ebooks.wlnonline.org to browse our collection of over 13,000 eBooks, eAudio, and streaming movies. Join us for FREE programs at the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library. Advanced registration is required for most programs. For more information and to register online, visit our website www.ghal.org using the Event Calendar or by calling the main Library at 724-837-5620. All programs noted with a * have been funded by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.

Children’s and Teen Programs: Program registration from Children's programming begins January 4. Sign up soon, some popular programs fill up quickly! All children's events are virtual. Mondays, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, Mar. 8, Mar. 29, Apr. 12, & May 10 at 6:00 PM.

Tuesday, March 2 @ 6 PM.

Tuesdays, January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13 and May 9 at 6:00 PM

Join us for a fun program taught by a local kindergarten teacher for preschoolers to learn foundational skills needed for kindergarten success including writing their names, letter, number, and shape recognition, and basic rhyming words.

Help us celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with a fun birthday party for all ages! Children will receive their own birthday goody bag with games, crafts and fun activities to celebrate with their library friends. And don't miss our friends at Stage Right! performing the classic Dr. Suess tale, There's a Wocket in my Pocket.

Time to get creative with paper. Don't worry we will supply you will all you'll need including a specific project each month with all things paper. (Paper cuts not included!) Paper Die-cut magnets, your own greeting cards and so much more.

*Dr. Seuss Birthday *Read to Succeed: Preschool Edition* for ages 4-5 Party* for all ages

Wednesdays, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar.17, Apr. 21, & May 19 at 6:00 PM

Curious Kid Detectives for ages 3-5

Calling all kids curious about the world around them and love to ask why? Each session, we will read one picture book and use our STEM skills to solve a mystery like a detective! Welcome to the Curious Kids Detective Agency! Curiosity and creativity are very important to a child's development and both will be fostered during this program.

Thursdays, at 10:30 AM beginning February 4 through April 29

*Baby & Toddler Story Time* for ages 6 through 35 months.

Come have some fun with your little ones. Enjoy some Songs, Movement and Story Time for babies through two-year olds. Book selections and song lyrics provided to support you and your child's early literacy journey.

Tuesdays, at 10:30AM OR Wednesdays at 3:00 PM

*Story Time* for 3-5 year-olds

Beginning February 2 Come join Miss Patty for fun with stories, crafts and more! This virtual program will be held via Zoom. You must include your email when you sign up. The library will email you a link to participate in the program via Zoom. Families will be notified about when to pick up materials for this program.

Paper Only for ages 12 and up

Tuesdays, January 26, February 23, March 30, April 27 & May 25 at 6:00 PM

From Stories to STEM for ages 6-11

It's time for a school age StoryTime for readers who want to build and create things from the books they love. Each month we will read and discuss books and then create STEM projects inspired by the books we read. Come join us and make your favorite stories come alive through your own creations! All supplies will be provided.

Saturdays, January 16, February 20, March 20, April 17 and May 15 at 1:00 PM

Craft-a-teria 2 for ages 6-11

Back by popular demand. Join us for some crafting fun. Just like picking out your favorite foods on the cafeteria line we will have lots of different projects to work on throughout the program. Suggest some of your own favorites too. What can you do with a ball of pom poms, paint, glue, paper and markers? Let's find out! A new season with fresh new ideas and new supplies!

Book Picks for Kids

Families, get a selection of library materials personally chosen for your children by your children's librarians? Check out our new "Book Picks for Kids" service. Visit https://bit.ly/ BookPicksKids to fill out a Book Quiz. Your children's librarians will use your answers to expertly choose materials just for you. Try it out today!

Reading Challenges for all ages

The Greensburg Hempfield Area Library began holding Reading Challenges using the Beanstack program in the summer of 2020. It's easy to participate, just visit our site https://ghal.beanstack.org or download the free app. Once you create an account, log your time spent reading to earn raffle tickets for fun prizes! There are challenges for all ages. Be on the lookout for our new challenges this winter. Any questions? Visit https://www.ghal.org/ children/beanstack guide/for instructions and more information.

Adult Programs: Unless noted, adult programs will be in person. Masks and limited capacity will be required. Thursday, December 17 from 2:30 - 4:30

GHAL Virtual Memoir Group

The Memoir Group members gather virtually to encourage each other to remember, record and share their memories.

Greenhouse Winery Book Discussion Thursday, January 14 from 5:00 - 6:30

“A Husband's Secret” by Liane Moriarty Thursday, February 11 from 5:00 - 6:30 “A Secret Kept” by Tatiana de Rosnay Thursday, March 11 from 5:00 - 6:30 “America's First Daughter” by Stephen Dray Thursday, April 8 from 5:00 - 6:30 “Educated” by Tara Westover

Used Book Sale

Saturday, April 24 from 2:00 - 3:30

“Germany: A Nation of Conflict and Conquest” Join Mary Calligan, a local author who writes about German history in the 19th and 20th centuries. This is a time before Germany became the unified country that we know today.

Regular Sale February 16, 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27 Bag Sale Thursday, February 24 and Saturday, February 27

Saturday, April 10 from 2:00 - 4:00

Times to be announced.

Thursday, April 29 6:00 - 8:00

Book Discussion

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“They Were Immigrants: The Lasting Legacy of My Syrian Grandparents” At the beginning of the 2th century, Joe Soloman arrived in the United States. Today his grandson, Samuel Davis, recounts his grandfather's life in his new country. The program tracks the lives of his 12 children and their successful immersion into American culture.

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Headlining Hempfield - Winter 2021  

Hempfield Township's seasonal news update.

Headlining Hempfield - Winter 2021  

Hempfield Township's seasonal news update.