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Murrysville Concert in the Park

posted August 08, 2017
The first annual Murrysville Concerts in the Park will be held on Saturday, August 12 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Murrysville Community Park. This family friendly fundraiser will benefit the planning and future construction of new amenities at Murrysville Community Park, which is currently in the early stages of planning for the Phase III expansion. At the concert, guests will be able to see some of the new projects and developments planned for MCP! Guests will enjoy five local bands from the Pittsburgh area; Nacho Blues, Spectrum, JJ & Barry, MoJo “The Band” and our headliner NOMaD. There will also be fabulous food, games, prizes and fireworks to end the night! Be sure to mark your calendars because this is an event that you won’t want to miss! The Murrysville Recreation Department is seeking volunteers to help make this event fabulous to call 724-327-2100 ext. 131 or 115 to be involved!


Calling all volunteers!

East Suburban Citizen Advocacy (ESCA) is honored to be invited to participate in an inclusive event!
Come to the Murrysville Concert in the Park event on Saturday, August 12th and tell our community about all the amazing programs, events and community outreach ESCA is a part of.
ESCA will have an event table displaying items from our Art from the Heart program, Inclusive Theater Group, ESCA's East Suburban Trailblazers, in addition to many other inclusive opportunities/programs that ESCA has to offer.
*We would like to invite all of our advocates and partners to volunteer at this event and help spread the word to our community about how amazing ESCA is and your experiences of how we have helped our community.
The event will be held from 3-9 and time slots are available in 1-hour increments. We will need volunteers to arrive a few minutes before two and stay until about 9:15.
Please consider volunteering on August 12th for the Murrysville Concert in the Park inclusive event. Anytime you can give will be greatly appreciated.


Polar Express Auditions

posted August 07, 2017
Auditions for the Polar Express will occur on Saturday, September 23, 2017. This Holiday season, Acting Up and ESCA will present the Polar Express, an award winnig children's book by author Chris Van Allsburg.

Auditions on: Sept 23rd at the Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church, 2:30 - 4:30 for ages 5 and up (Adults too).

Show dates will occur on December 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th.

A mini preview of the show will occur during the ESCA Christmas Party.

For more information, contact Megan Nelson at 724-516-3662 or at welcometomusic.info@gmail.com

6th Annual DSAP Idlewild Family Fun Day

posted August 03, 2017
You, your family and friends are invited to join us on Sunday, August 13, 2017 for our 6th Annual DSAP Idlewild Family Fun Day! Join us at the park and take on some of Idlewild's rides, venture through Story Book Forest, or splash through SoakZone. Head to our reserved pavilion for dinner and check out some of the special surprises for the kids.
Ticket cost is $25 and includes dinner. Children 2 and under are free. Season ticket holders are welcome to join, however please be sure to register for your meal ($5; children 2 and under are free).

To Register, Please contact our office at admin@dsapgh.org or 412-218-2940.

ESCA's Bartolacci to Speak at Franklin Regional

posted May 24, 2017
ESCAESCA's Advocacy Coordinator, Dreama Bartolacci, will be addressing the Franklin Regional Middle School on May 26. Her topics will include:

* What Advocacy is?

* What is a Developmental Disability.

* Examples of Disabilities.

* Speaking up for Yourself.

* Careers in Advocacy.

* And Much More!!!

Dreama had been working at East Suburban Citizen Advocacy for the past two years working with individuals with developmental disabilities. It should be an enlightening presentation for the middle school students.

ESCA's Kate Cala Receives Award

posted May 16, 2017
ESCAEast Suburban Citizen Advocacy would like to congratulate our Executive Director.

Kate received an award from the American Association of University Women in recognition of her years of outstanding work with East Suburban Citizen Advocacy and extraordinary dedication to enhancing the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities.