Personal Enrichment Workshops

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Personal Enrichment


Registration is required. Please call 724-834-9390 to register for the workshops below.


Decorating Cookies with Royal Icing

Discover why they are not like other cookies commonly available everywhere! Find out what royal icing is, why it is used, how to make it and how to use it for cookies. Learn to make all those eye-catching, colorful, complicated and intricate cookies you see on-line. This course is designed for adults.

  • Part I    $30(M)/$35(NM) + Supplies (a list will be provided upon registration)

January 25, 2020, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Part One covers the what, why and how with wet decorating techniques introduced.

  • Part II $30(M)/$35(NM) + Supplies (a list will be provided upon registration)

February 1, 2020 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Part Two covers techniques for decorating on a dry surface, stenciling, bordering, storage and packaging. Participants will produce their own cookies to take home.

Instructor: Sharon Seiler, owner of Sharon’s Cookies in Greensburg


Historic Connections to Fort Ligonier in England and Scotland

April 1, 2020

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Fee: Pay what makes you happy!

Take a virtual trip to the United Kingdom as Dr. Erica Nuckles shares her experience traveling through England and Scotland to better understand the history of Fort Ligonier and its people. This trip was made possible by the professional development scholarship generously provided by the Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way of Westmoreland County when Dr. Nuckles was presented with the 2018 YWCA Rising Star Award.

Presenter: Dr. Erica Nuckles, Director of History and Collections at Fort Ligonier and Braddock’s Battlefield History Center


Choosing a Financial Caregiver


April 15, 2020 6:30 pm  – 8:00 pm

Aging can intensify the challenges of managing money effectively and making sound financial decisions. Choosing a financial caregiver is often the best approach, but it’s not easy to know whom to choose or how much authority to grant. This session will explore how to facilitate this transfer of responsibility. It contains information on how to select a responsible caregiver, how they should facilitate financial transactions, and in which cases caregivers should be replaced.

Presenter: Anna Frank, Financial Education Program Coordinator, First Commonwealth Bank