Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Allegheny Observatory Tours

Event: Allegheny Observatory Night ToursLocation: Allegheny Observatory, 159 Riverview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15214Date: Friday October 26. This is the last tour until spring (Tours are Friday nights, April 1st through November 1st and on Thursday nights, May through August.)Time: 8 pm until approximately 10 pm
Tours of this working research facility begin with a short slide or film presentation and continue with a walking tour that ends at the 13″ Fitz-Clark refractor telescope.  If it’s a clear night, you’ll see whatever celestial objects are within the telescope’s range.  Tours are free but reservations are required.  Call 412-321-2400 between 1:00 and 5:00 Monday through Friday to reserve your spot.  Tours are more adult oriented, however children aged 7 and older may attend.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

You can check out more than books at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh!

Whether you're new to the city or have lived here for ages, check the Carnegie Library's website for activities at the location closest to you. You'll find a wide array of activities for youngsters and adults.  See below for just two examples:

Pre-K Storytime at the Squirrel Hill location on Mondays at 1:00 PM
Children get up and get moving at the Library with stories, songs, and silly fun  hat is designed to promote language and listening skills, expand imaginations, and arouse curiosity.

Recommended for children age 3-5 with their parents and caregivers.

Location: Squirrel Hill - Children's Room  
Contact: 412-422-9651

Wise Walk at Woods Run on Mondays at 9:30AM
This program is geared toward adults 50+. Participants will receive a pedometer  and a t-shirt. Walkers walk the neighborhood and record the number of steps they take each week.  During inclement weather, walks are inside.

Presented by: Woods Run Staff
Sponsor: This program brought to you by the Allegheny County Library Association
in partnership with AARP and the Highmark PALS (People Able to Lend Support)

Contact: the
Woods Run branch for more information. 
Registration is required for this event.You can register by phone or by filling in the on-line form.

Oliver Miller Homestead Children’s Harvest Festival

On July 4, 1772, Oliver Miller purchased a tract of land on Catfish Run from Silas Dackster and settled on this site. He first built a log home in the wilderness. Today, the site is open to the public for self-guided tours every Sunday afternoon from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. from the beginning of May until the second Sunday in December with the last admission at 4 p.m.

Miller Homestead Associates dress in period attire, give information about the family and the area history, demonstrate crafts, and answer questions.  

At the Harvest Festival, children can try their hands at various frontier crafts. Bring your cameras for pictures of your children in frontier dress.

Date: Sunday, October 21, 2012  
Event time: 1:30 to 4:30 PM
Special Event admission: $2.00
Location: South Park, approximately ½ hour south of Pittsburgh

Oliver Miller Homestead

Thursday, October 18, 2012

  Lawrenceville Artists' Studio Tour

Visit artists in their studios. Many will be demonstrating their craft and all are eager to answer questions. This year there are 17 artists on the self-guided tour. Studios throughout the neighborhood include painting, fiber arts, photography, stained glass, mixed media, bookmaking, soap making, pottery and  sculpture. This is a free, family-friendly event.

Date: Saturday, October 20
TIme: 10AM to 6PM
Questions?  412-683-6488