A Few Rules for Summer

Summer is here and so is the official break for Newcomers.  While we won’t be planning our usual array of fun activities, there are some things that will continue throughout the summer, like Book Club, Bunco, and playgroups.

We want to make sure that the activities that will continue are as safe as possible for all participants, so we have a few things to ask of our members moving forward: 

  1. Please RSVP to every event you attend so that we know who to contact in the event a member becomes ill after. 
  2. Please change your RSVP from the website to NO as soon as possible when you cannot attend an event. 
  3. Please do not attend an event if you or someone in your house does not feel well. This includes coughing, sneezing, fever, etc. 
  4. Please contact a member of the board if you get sick after attending an event so that we can notify everyone in attendance.

These small things can help us all stay safe and make the most of the summer!

Support local Businesses

We encourage everyone in the community to shop and support local businesses during this crisis.

Many neighborhood restaurants have taken the necessary precautions in order to keep everyone safe and healthy.

In addition to restaurants offering delivery and curbside pickup for food, there are local shops also offering these services for items to  purchase that can make great gifts and provide entertainment while sheltering at home.

Here are some local businesses we encourage members to support. Please feel free to share  other local business in the comments on the post on our webpage or in our private Facebook group. We can get through this together while support our community and neighbors. This is also a great way for those very new newcomers to learn some of our local attractions!

  • Simmons Farm has a market on route 19 across from Market District Express. They have flowers, vegetable plants, and fresh produce. You can also call or email for curbside pick up. To do so please call 724-941-1490 for farm locations and 724-941-7540 for Rt. 19 or email orders@simmonsfarm.com, or enter with a face mask
  • Emma’s Market & Deli located in Pinebridge Commons across the street from the post office. Get your deli needs! Fresh sliced deli meats, cheese, prepared foods, or even milk! 412-221-2216
  • The Pie Place, located on 19 and Highland, by Pier One. Order online and pickup on Wednesday from 10-2 (they are also open for order pickup on Saturdays 10-2) great if you have a birthday to celebrate and need a custom cake, or just want a sweet treat… they also make some great savory dishes
  • Fired Up Pottery is owned and run by a local USC mom and has great options for online viewing, phone ordering, and curbside pickup (11a-5p). Need an activity for your kids? Maybe an idea for a Mother’s  Day gift to pass along to Dad…?  They have a great Mother’s Day gift basket featuring other local businesses, but quantities are limited! Give them a call! 724-941-0302
  • Toss Pizza and Wings. Why cook? Order a pizza and some wings and support a local business that delivers to your house!
  • Cucina Bella for a quarantine date night! Order a delicious meal from a local gem and either pick it up or have it delivered through Uber Eats. 412-257-5150
  • Ice Cream!!! We have several options close by.
  • Learning Express in the Galleria – 412-341-8697 – is open and delivering. Do you need to purchase something for a child’s birthday or just need something new to occupy your own child? It is a 25$ minimum, plus a $5 delivery fee. They will leave the packages on your door and even wrap for free.

Please, as you visit these businesses, let them know that you are with the Upper St Clair Newcomers’ Club. We don’t expect anyone to follow these suggestions daily, but if you could please choose a day or two, or even create your own schedule, please help our local businesses in these hard times

Fall Welcome Party

Monday September 16, 2019 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Ladies, we are excited to invite you to the Newcomers fall welcome event at Apericena: A Wine Bar in the Siena Plaza (100 Siena Dr #135, Upper St Clair).

Whether you’re new to Upper St. Clair, a seasoned member, or you’re interested in hearing about all the fun things our club does this coming year, we would to love see you there!

Please bring a friend!


Book Club: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Tuesday June 30, 2020 7:30 PM

Join us for a discussion on the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

Date: June 30th, 2020

When: June 30th at 7:30 pm

Where: 1572 Hastings Mill Rd. (Melissa Davis’s home)

The discussion will take place outside around a bonfire if weather permits. We will host the meeting around a bonfire if weather permits.

Synopsis: The critically acclaimed debut novel from Stephen Chbosky, Perks follows observant “wallflower” Charlie as he charts a course through the strange world between adolescence and adulthood. First dates, family drama, and new friends. Sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Devastating loss, young love, and life on the fringes. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie must learn to navigate those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

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COVID-19 and USC NewCOMERS (03/15/2020)

UPDATE (03/15/2020): In light of the Governor’s social distancing mandate, we are cancelling all events for this month. We will reassess next month’s events as we get closer to April. 


As our community is putting in place preventative measures to protect against the spread of the Coronavirus 2019, we as a social club wanted to put in place some guidelines for our upcoming events.

At this point, the board has decided not to cancel any scheduled events, and we will continue to plan new events.

We are leaving the decision to cancel to the discretion of the event host. If someone is no longer comfortable hosting, they should inform the respective board member as soon as possible. The board member will either attempt to find a new host, or send out a notice to the club that the event has been cancelled.

We will continue to review this plan, and provide any updates as additional decisions are made.

Morning Coffee

Please join us for coffee and meet new and old friends alike!

Host: Virtual! Zoom link to come…
Date/Time: Monday, April 20th at 9:00 AM.

Feel free to bring a friend who might be interested in joining Newcomers!

Children are welcome to join as well!


CANCELLED: Book Club: Sold on a monday

This event has been cancelled. Please stay tuned for future Newcomers events!


Join us for our March Book Club!

Book: Sold on a Monday (McMorris)
Date: 3/27/2020
*NEW* Time: 7 PM
*NEW* Location: Apericena Wine Bar (100 Siena Dr #135)

We’ll head to Apericena, order some apps and discuss a good book!

Hope to see you there!

Hope to see you there!


This event has been cancelled. Please stay tuned for future Newcomers events!


Join us Thursday, March 19th at 7:30 PM for March’s wine and chat, hosted by Suzanne (1468 Paragon Place)

Wine and chat is a casual evening hosted occasionally by one of our members. It’s a great, low-key way to meet other newcomers or hang out with new friends! If this is your first event or your 25th, everyone is welcome!

Where New Neighbors Become Old Friends