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The winter-spring guide is filled with your established favorites and EXCITING new programs!


  • Introducing ournew logo as wemove into our

    second decade!Designed by

    Heather Rasky

    Look Inside for:Look Inside for:Look Inside for:Look Inside for:Look Inside for:Car Cruise & Show, Egg Dip FamilySwim, Gettysburg Battlefield Tour,

    Swimming, The Dance Academy,Jr. Olympian Karate Fitness,

    Archery, Babysitting, Dexters Lab,Robotics, Golf, The Tennis

    Academy, Volleyball, BallroomDancing, Backyard Composting,Canine Body Language, Great

    Shapes, Cardio Kickboxing, Yoga,Pilates Lite & more!

    New Early Bird RegistrationDiscounts for select classes!


    2012 Winter Spring Activity Guide2012 Winter Spring Activity Guide2012 Winter Spring Activity Guide2012 Winter Spring Activity Guide2012 Winter Spring Activity GuideJanuary-May 2012January-May 2012January-May 2012January-May 2012January-May 2012

    3rd place: Sydney SimmonsPre-SwimCoordinator: Stacey SwartzSeptember 2011Sydney says I love swimmy class!

    PTARCPenn Township Municipal Building

    2001 Municipal CourtHarrison City, PA 15636

    724-744-2171 ext. 204 or 205Office Hours: 9:00 am-4:00 pm,

    Monday through

    1010101010ththththth Anniversary Photo Contest Anniversary Photo Contest Anniversary Photo Contest Anniversary Photo Contest Anniversary Photo ContestPTARC is now 10 years old! To celebrate we asked PTARCPTARC is now 10 years old! To celebrate we asked PTARCPTARC is now 10 years old! To celebrate we asked PTARCPTARC is now 10 years old! To celebrate we asked PTARCPTARC is now 10 years old! To celebrate we asked PTARC

    participants to share their PTARC activity memories with us.participants to share their PTARC activity memories with us.participants to share their PTARC activity memories with us.participants to share their PTARC activity memories with us.participants to share their PTARC activity memories with us.1st place: Olivia Egnor1st Steps Ballet & TumbleInstructor: Beth BiroscakFall 2010Cathy Egnor says PTARC offers a variety ofdevelopmental and social activities for all ages.Were very fortunate to have programsoffered for babies and toddlers right here inour community. My toddler cant wait to go todance class with Miss Beth!

    2nd place: Jack Keane-LizanoTriathlon

    Race Director: Eleanor FlanneryJune 2009

    Ana Lizano says Six year old Jack won thesecond place medal in his age group. Since

    then Jack has been an annual participant andmedal winner! Jack says Its really fun!

    Life-Long Learning,Life-Long Learning,Life-Long Learning,Life-Long Learning,Life-Long Learning,Fitness and Fun!Fitness and Fun!Fitness and Fun!Fitness and Fun!Fitness and Fun!



    PERMIT NO 73

  • Special Events 3

    Trips 3

    Aquatics 3

    Pre-school Activities 4

    Youth And Teen Activities 5 - 7

    Adult Activities 7 - 8

    Multi-generational Activities 9

    Senior Activities 9

    Discount Ticket Sales 9

    Facility Rental 10

    Friends Of PTARC 10

    How To Register 11

    Registration Form 11

    PTARC Member Municipality Activities 12

    Community Information 12


    PTARC is a non-profit, intergovernmental agency serving the residents of thePenn-Trafford School District which includes the

    Boroughs of Manor, Penn & Trafford and the Township of Penn.Hempfield Area School District residents who live in Manor Borough pay the resident fee.

    MissionTo provide residents of the Penn-Trafford School District with the opportunity for life-long learning,fitness and fun through the implementation of wholesome, affordable recreation activities and thedevelopment of safe, appealing facilities.

    MembersMichael Ginsburg, Chair; Randy Dreistadt, Vice Chair; Bruce Light, Secretary/TreasurerPenn Trafford School District: Larry Harrison, Nick Petrucci, Toni Ising, Traci LazarPenn Township: Michael Ginsburg, Bruce Light, Linda IamsManor Borough: Joe Lapia, Lori RalingPenn Borough: Randy Dreistadt, Helen NelsonTrafford Borough: Vicki Megon, Cheryl Petersen

    StaffCheryl Kemerer,Recreation Director

    Lisa Black,Activity Coordinator


    Starting in the Summer of 2012, pleasefind your new PTARC Activity Guide

    inserted in your Penn Trafford News orThe Market Place! The 2012 Summer

    Activity Guide will be delivered to yourhome during the week of May 14th.The 2012 Fall Activity Guide will bedelivered to your home during the

    week of August 20th.

    Visit and click on thelink to become our fan on Facebook!

    2 Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission 724-744-2171 ext. 204 or 205

    James E. Lindsay

    Funeral Home, Inc.

    Serving Families in the Area Since 1953

    John H. Lindsay, Supervisor

    James E. Lindsay II, Director

    Pre-Arrangement and Pre-Planning Counseling Available

    Handicap Accessible

    Traditional and Cremation ServicesP.O. Box 496

    3343 Route 130

    Harrison City, PA 15636



    Car Cruise & ShowAll ages

    Bring your classic car, muscle car, street rod, corvette,foreign car, truck or motorcycle to our car cruise andshow! Bring your family to enjoy the show and vote foryour favorites! Trophies in several categories includingBest of Show. Disc jockey entertainment and foodavailable for purchase.Location: Penn Borough Park, Coal Street & Harrison Street,

    next to Penn Rod & Gun ClubTime: Sunday, 1:00-4:00 pmOne Day- May 20, 2012Car Registration Fee: Penn Trafford School District Residents $5,

    Non-Residents $6Spectators free!Limit: 100 cars

    Egg Dip Family SwimAges 4-9

    Swimmers will have fun with this aquatic egg hunt! Aftercollecting your eggs, redeem them for prizes and thenfinish the evening swimming with your family.Location: Penn Trafford High School PoolTime: Monday, 7:30-9:00 pmOne Day: April 2, 2012Fee: Penn Trafford School District Residents $7 per child,

    Non-Residents $9One parent free! Other family members $2 each

    Dad & Daughter Night OutAges 4-12

    Attention all Daddys & Daddys little girls! Get dressedup for dinner and dancing. Spend quality time with yourDaddy or that special little lady and create cherishedmemories.

    Location: Manor Borough Building Community RoomTime: Friday, 6:30-8:30 pmOne Day-April 20, 2012Fee: Penn Trafford School District Residents

    $39/couple ($14/additional child per family)Non-Residents $47/couple ($19/additional child)

    Limit: 100 participantsRegistration Deadline: Friday, April 13

    St. Patricks Day Celebration!Grades 3-5

    Join your best friends at the St. Patricks Day DanceParty. Request all of your favorite songs from DJ Midasand show off your best dance moves. Pizza, games,drinks & prizes included.Location: Penn Middle School CafeteriaTime: Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 pmOne Day- March 14, 2012Registration Deadline: Friday, March 9Fee: Penn Trafford School District Residents $9Limit: 150 participants

    TRIPSBedford Springs Resort

    Experience old-fashioned rustic charm in a wonderfulone day excursion. Trip includes tour guide, stop at HBrews coffee for beverage and scone, covered bridges,Gravity Hill, National Coverle & Museum, Old LogChurch, Ridge top Orchards, Fishers Country Store,tour and lunch at Bedford Springs.Motorcoach departs from the Jonnett Building in Monroeville at 8:00am

    One Day Weekday in April, 2012Fee Penn Trafford School District Residents $79,

    Non-Residents $89Limit: 45 participants

    Gettysburg Battlefield TourSpend a fact-filled day on the battlefields of Gettysburg!Trip includes motorcoach transportation, 3 guidedwalking tours, free time and dinner. Pre-tour prep classwill be held on Wednesday, April 11, 7:00-8:00 pm in thePenn Trafford High School LLA Room.Instructor: Kristopher WhiteMotorcoach departs the Penn Trafford High School Warrior Centerat 6:00 am and returns at 11:00 pmOne Day: Saturday, May 5, 2012Fee: Penn Trafford School District Residents $75,

    Non-Residents $85Limit: 45 participantsRegistration Deadline: Friday, April 27

    AQUATICSAmerican Red Cross

    Swimming InstructionBabies with Parents

    Ages 1-3Parent or guardian must participate with child.Introduction to the water through fun activities.

    Pre-Swim (Level I)Ages 4-5

    Water Exploration Skills: Children must be able to listento oral instruction and get in the water without parents.Assists students in feeling comfortable in the water. Allchildren below age 6 take Pre-Swim. Ages 4-5 who canfloat front & back by themselves and who are comfortablein deep water will be taught in a separate group.

    Beginners (Levels II & III)Ages 6 & up

    Students are tested during the first class and separatedby ability into Level II or Level III.

    Advanced Beginners/Intermediates/Swimmer (Levels IV, V & VI)

    Ages 6 & upChild must have completed the preceding level andreceived a passing card to move to the next level.

    LifeguardingAges 15 & up

    Must pass pre-test at first class including non-stop 20length swim of freestyle & breast stroke, and 10 lb brickretrieval from 10 depth. Must attend all sessions andpass certification test at conclusion of instruction. $199fee includes book and materials.Coordinator: Stacey SwartzLocation: Penn Trafford High School PoolFirst Two Week Session:Monday through Friday4:15-4:45 pm Babies with Parents4:45-5:15 pm Pre-Swim5:15-6:15 pm Beg