Thursday, January 31, 2013

Jewish Community Center’s Fourth Youth and Family Wellness Fair

Location: 5738 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 Date: Sunday,February 10th, 2013 
Time: 11am to 3pm Cost: Free to ALL – please bring old shoes/sneakers or re-useable bags to donate
This year’s fair will be bigger than ever with more than 40 presenters, games, interactive activities and giveaways. The focus is on healthy living through sustainability and attendees are encouraged to bring old sneakers, shoes or reusable bags to donate.

Free classes in the Kaufmann Dance Studio:
11 a.m. – Zumbatomics
11:45 a.m. – Family Yoga
12:30 p.m. – Karate
1:15 p.m. – Family Yoga
2 p.m. – Zumbatomics
2:30 p.m. – Karate Class

There are many more activities planned. Click on the links below to find out more abut the Fair and Pittsburgh!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Celebrate Awesome

You thought Pittsburgh was awesome, now there's proof!

The local chapter of the national Awesome movement gives away $1,000 per month, no strings attached, to people with a good idea for how they'd use the money. Join Awesome Pittsburgh to celebrate award winners and  network with other awesome folks.
When: January 31 at 7PM
Where: AVA Lounge, 126 S. Highland Ave
Read more by clicking on the links below

Monday, January 28, 2013

“Hot Jam” Open Houses at the Pittsburgh Glass Center

The Pittsburgh Glass Center is hosting free First Friday open house events throughout the year. The events will feature live hot glass demonstrations and contemporary glass art exhibitions. All events will occur the first Friday of each month from 6-9 p.m.


All ages are welcome. No registration is required.

5472 Penn Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

The Glass Center has a wide range of activities. Check their website to find out more. Check the RE/MAX Realty Brokers site, too!
Pittsburgh Glass Center
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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Valentine's on Ice

Enjoy a special opportunity to skate with your sweetie on Valentine’s Day. Romance will fill the air at the Schenley Park Skating Rink when couples enjoy a magical night of skating outdoors – with a view of the sparkling Downtown Pittsburgh skyline as the backdrop. Skate while savoring chocolates, hot beverages and pizza.

This event is for ages 18 and older
Schenley Park Ice Rink, Overlook Drive
Thursday, February 14, 2013
7pm until 10pm
Special 2-for-1 admission, just $4 per couple, skate rentals are $2.50

For more information, please call 412-255-2393
Or, visit the links for Pittsburgh City Parks and RE/MAX Realty Brokers to find out more about living in Pittsburgh.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Top Pittsburgh Workplaces

 Pittsburgh Post-Gazaette just published its second annual lists of top workplaces!

According to columnist  Brian Hyslop "this second annual Top Workplaces section challenges our misconceptions about what it means to work in Western Pennsylvania...  "

Read more about working and living in Pittsburgh at the links below

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

First Visit is Free at the Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library!


There’s no need to keep quiet in this library. As a matter of fact, playing, chatting, and jumping are highly encouraged here. Operating as a volunteer run cooperative, Library is an indoor play space filled with a myriad of toys and activities for babies and young children through kindergarten age. Children can play with hundreds of toys including infant toys, gross motor development toys, imaginative play toys, and cognitive development toys. Those who choose to become members also have the privilege of “checking out” toys at no cost. 

Your first visit free (adults and babies under 1 are always free), and admission for future trips is $5 per child with a maximum of $10 per family. Memberships are also offered for as little as $25 a year, and reduced or free memberships are available based on financial need.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – 9:30am – 2:30pm
Thursday – 9:30am – 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm (closed 1st Saturday of each month).

5104 Centre Avenue, Shadyside
, PA  15232

412-682-4430 or email

Click here for more information

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ready to Cozy-Up Your Interior Space?

Visit Pittsburgh's Art Galleries

Dress in layers and check out Pittsburgh's local art galleries to find art for your home or office space.

Go to the link below for a broad list of local galleries. You'll find that most are free.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Family Fun on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at The Pittsburgh Glass Center

Location: Pittsburgh Glass Center, 5472 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Date: Monday, January 21, 2013
Time: 10am until 4pm
Cost: Free to attend, cost to bead or make your own fused tile

Description: Family friendly event at the Pittsburgh Glass Center featuring glass blowing demonstrations and hands-on activities throughout the day. You can make your own bead or fused tile for $25 (but this activity is not required).

For more information check the links below

Pittsburgh Glass Center
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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Let Freedom Sing


6th Annual Choral Festival honors Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saturday, Jan 19th, 7PM at Sixth Mount Zion Church

Monday, Jan 21st, 7PM at Franklin Regional High School

These two concert performances will benefit the Food Bank of Greater Pittsburgh and the Westmoreland County Food Bank. Among the special performers are Vanessa German, Ellen, Carolyn Perteete, and the Pittsburgh Gospel Choir.
There is no charge for admission, but donations will be accepted at the door.

Find out more about the events and Pittsburgh at the links below:

Friday, January 18, 2013

Free Artist & Kids Workshop

Older students will get to work with Contemporary Craft Artist Robert Villamagna to create a recycled tin collage. Lunch is provided both days, registration and signed permission slip is required for children (ages 12-16) to attend.

Location: Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Date: Saturday & Sunday January 19 & 20, 2013
Time: 10 am – 4 pm both days
Cost: Free - children 12 to 16 years old

Please email or call 412.261.7003 for more information.
This program was made possible by a generous donation from the Jack Buncher Foundation. Spots are first come, first serve and registration is required.

Visit the links below for more info:

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Curl Up and Read About Pittsburgh

After all, the Penguins aren't going to be playing every night throughout the rest of the winter!


The Paris of Appalachia: Pittsburgh in the Twenty-First Century

by Brian O’Neill, Pittsburgh-Gazette columnist

As a former French teacher and relative newcomer to Pittsburgh I picked this book up on impulse and found it enjoyable and educational.
 Here is most of Amazon’s blurb: This isn’t so much a history of Pittsburgh, as it is a biography. Sometimes we’re so afraid of what others think, we’re afraid to declare who we are. This city is not Midwestern. It’s not East Coast. It’s just Pittsburgh, and there’s no place like it…

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Family Night at Schenley Rink

Every Thursday evening at Schenley Ice Rink is “Family Night”. Kids (youth 17 and under) skate for free with each paying adult admission ($4) from 7 until 9 pm. News Radio 1020 KDKA will be on site with prizes and giveaways.

Schenley Park Skating Rink will be also be open on Monday, January 21, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Skating sessions will be offered at 1:30-3:30 p.m. and 4:00-6:30 p.m.

Schenley Park Skating Rink
1 Overlook Dr
Pittsburgh, PA 15207

(412) 422-6523

Find out more at the links below

Schenley Park Skating Rink

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.

Location: Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Date: Monday, January 21, 2013
Time: noon until 4pm
Cost: FREE

Celebrate Dr. King’s legacy of peace and unity with incredible FREE performances on stage by local Pittsburgh performance groups working toward a greater cause through art. Visit our lobby the theater's lobby for family friendly crafts and learn about organizations making a difference in the community.

Find out more from the websites below:

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Ready for Saturday’s Nice Weather?  Explore one of these east-side playgrounds!

Blue Slide Playground at Frick Park – Aptly named for the big blue slide carved into the hillside, this playground at Frick offers fun for kids of all ages.  There’s a toddler playground in addition to a more traditional play structure, swing sets, climbing structures, and a quarter cloverleaf to run out all that extra energy.

Highland Park Super Playground  - This is a ginormous wooden play structure in Highland Park.  Take a walk around the water reservoir and pack a snack – you could make a day of this one.

For more information about living in Pittsburgh, click at the link below
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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Plan ahead for a Free Day at the

Science Center


Join in on a green day like no other at the Carnegie Science Center!

Race toward a sustainable future with Captain Green's Time Machine, see Coral Reef on the BIGGEST screen in Pittsburgh, and meet Wattley, the 8-foot Duquesne Light mascot. Watch the new stage show, Home Makeover: Green Edition, presented by Science on the Road staff and powered by Duquesne Light.
Location: Carnegie Science Center, Northside, Pittsburgh PA
Date: Monday, January 21, 2013
Time: 10am until 5pm
Cost: Free
Description: FREE admission to the Carnegie Science Center thanks to generous contributions by Duquesne Light. This day also includes free parking plus a free Omnimax film.

For more information, click here
Duquesne Light Conservation Day
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Knit the Bridge 

What is Knit the Bridge?

Knit the Bridge is a vision for a grassroots, community-led arts project that would bring the many diverse communities of the city and Southwestern Pennsylvania together to create a large-scale, aesthetically stunning, fiberarts installation on a bridge in downtown Pittsburgh.

The intention of Knit the Bridge is to celebrate the history of Pittsburgh as a city of bridges and steel as well as celebrate the region’s thriving, contemporary arts scene.

Make a Panel or Clean Out Your Closet

The deadline for completed panels will be sometime spring/summer 2013.  But you can still
 get started knitting and crocheting now. For those speedy makers among us, you can drop off your completed panels now at any of our drop-off points.

You can also help by donating yarn or other fibers.

 Click below to find out more about this amazing project:

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Monday, January 7, 2013

AARP Rates Pittsburgh one of the Best Low-Cost Places to Retire


Selection was based an array of criteria, including:

Vibe: The city's 88 distinct neighborhoods create a European atmosphere
Sunny days per year: 194
Median home price: $106,500

With affordable arts (Pittsburgh is home to one of the nation's great symphony orchestras), terrific food (the aroma of ethnic eateries permeates the Strip District) and not one but three beautiful, bridge-spanned rivers to boat on, the Steel City has a lock on great reasons to live there.

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Make Plans for PLAY DATES ON ICE

 Every Thursday, from 9 until 11 a.m. through May 23, 2013, Play Dates on Ice at the Mt. Lebanon Ice Center is only $4.25 per person (price does include skate rental).

Play Dates are open to any preschool or kindergarten-aged child accompanied by an adult on skates. You’ll enjoy FREE ice skating tips, cartoon videos, refreshments and music.

Mt. Lebanon Ice Center

900 Cedar Blvd.
Mt. Lebanon, PA 15228


Click here for more information