Summer Lunch Program
A summer lunch program will be offered to all children living in our district beginning next week and continuing through August 21, 2020.
In Carnegie, meal distribution will begin Monday, June 8th. A grab-and-go breakfast will be offered from 9:00-10:00 am and lunch will be provided from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm near the front entrance of The Carnegie Boys and Girls Club (630 Washington Ave.).
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church (Washington Avenue) will also serve a grab-and-go lunch from noon to 1 pm.
In Crafton, a grab-and-go lunch will be provided Monday through Friday from 11 am to noon at Crafton Elementary (1874 Crafton Blvd.) beginning Tuesday, June 9.
Boys and Girls Club
The Carnegie Boys and Girls Club is planning to have in-person summer camps this summer beginning on Monday, June 29th. The Club will only be accepting a limited number of children for the in-person camp. To register please go to: https://www.bgcwpa.org/programs/summer-camp/. Need scholarships are available.
The CDC guidance for summer camp follows a 1:9 staff to child ratio, no group sizes over 25, participants above the age of 2 to wear masks and gloves, hand washing every hour, health checks, and proper disinfecting measures. The Boys and Girls Club will adapt and enhance any additional guidance that follows in the upcoming weeks.
In addition, they will offer Virtual Summer Camp programs for families that will offer 15-20 highly engaging and personalized sessions per week that focus on STEM, Literacy, Gross Motor, and Fun. Call (412) 276-3151 for more information or go to https://www.bgcwpa.org/programs/summer-camp/. These programs will have a new pricing model and scholarships are available.
Also, the Club will offer summer and fall academic support, such as homework help, post-secondary planning/college counseling and more. This will be available in-person or virtual. Please email email@example.com to request support. These services are provided free of charge. For more information or to register for any of the programs described above, please visit our website.
The Historical Society of Carnegie is planning a soft opening this weekend by appointment only. If you are interested please call (412) 276-7447 for more details or to schedule an appointment.
Upcoming events that have been cancelled or postponed: Dogapalooza at Carnegie Park, Pysanki Egg Sale at Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Carnegie Borough fireworks and community day on July 3rd.
The Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall will be having their summer reading program beginning Monday, June 15th. Please contact Miss JoLynne at (412) 276-3456 for more information and sign-ups.
Saturday June 13th, 1 PM. 2nd Saturday Civil War Lecture Series – The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson, a virtual lecture brought to you by the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall; with speaker Kristopher White. The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson recounts the events of that fateful night—considered one of the most pivotal moments of the war—and the tense vigil that ensued as Jackson struggled with a foe he could not defeat.
Watch online at www.facebook.com/CarnegieCarnegie (No account required)
Or Zoom, connect to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87914561418
For more information about this program and other Library programming go to: http://www.carnegiecarnegie.org.
The Dog Park and the Skate Park will reopen in this weekend.
SEAS Food Bank
Here are the June dates and hours for the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Food Bank: Tuesday, June 9, 16, 23, 30; from 9 AM to Noon. Please stay at the top of the ramp and one of the workers will bring the food up to you. For more info call (412) 489-5848.
Currently there is a link to a virtual farmers market on the Carnegie Borough Web site, www.carnegieborough.com. The plan is to open the in-person farmers market in downtown Carnegie on July 12.
Restaurants, bars, and shops enter the Governor’s green phase today. Which is good news for the business district. Stop by and let them know you care.
A great big thank you to Joanne Letcher of the CCDC for keeping all the businesses informed on the assistance programs available. She also started the Carnegie Cares fund to help the community deal with the pandemic. To date almost $50,000 raised, including a 25k grant from the Pittsburgh Foundation Emergency Action Fund. A huge thank you to all the businesses and organizations that donated to the fund.
The CCDC is sponsoring a Carl the Snail mask contest that started last Monday. They will be giving a $100 gift certificate each week in June. You can find more about the promotion at VisitCarnegie on Facebook.
Lastly, congratulations and good luck to all the graduates, Thank you for your grace and poise during this pandemic.
All My Best,