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Parenting briefs: Info session set for Catskills camp

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By Karen Motosicky
Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, 8:51 p.m.

Boyd Community Center, 1220 Powers Run Road, O'Hara, will host an information session from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday for the French Woods Festival of the Arts Summer Performing Arts Camp.

Located in the Catskills, N.Y., the camp offers a variety of opportunities for ages 7 to 17.

To make a reservation or for information, contact Phyllis Silverman at 412-784-8688 or; or Tara Branstad, 412-977-2244 or

Murrysville church offers child care for shoppers

Union Presbyterian Church, 656 Route 380, Murrysville, will host a “Get Your Christmas Shopping Done” babysitting service from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Dec. 15, 21 and 22.

Cost is $4 per child, per hour. The babysitting will be done at the church.

Those interested in the service may call 412-889-2108 or 724-337-3042.

Safe Sitter sessions held at Mills mall

Allegheny Valley Hospital's Destination Wellness will host a Safe Sitter babysitting course from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 15 and 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 16 at Destination Wellness, Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer.

This two-day class provides ages 11 to 13 with skills in safe sitting and handling emergencies, including CPR instruction and treatment for choking. Fee is $50. Registration is required. Call 724-274-5202. Registration is limited to six.

Lego days planned for Ford City Library

Ford City Library will sponsor Lego Play Day for preschoolers from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the library, starting in January.

The sessions will take place in the children's play area at the library at 1136 Fourth Ave.

For information, call 724-763-3591.

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