Saturday, November 30, 2013

WINTERFEST - December 7, 6:30PM-9:30PM

 Support the Food Bank and have fun

East End Food Co-op's Winterfest is a festive evening of music, food and fun! Admission includes vegan & vegetarian food, sweet treats, raffles and prizes, and performances by local musicians Several Conclusions, Purple Tuesday, and DJ Chill Cosby.

All proceeds benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Cost: Co-op members $5, Public $8, Children 12 and under FREE * contact the Presenting Organization listed below for ticketing information. An additional $5 gets you access to an open bar with locally brewed beers and seasonal drinks.   
Location: Squirrel Hill Jewish Community Center, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh 15217

Go to the event website to find out more.
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Friday, November 29, 2013

Peoples Gas Holiday Market™

Sat, Nov 23, 2013 – Mon, Dec 23, 2013

It's the perfect atmosphere for families and friends to enjoy the magic of the season. 

Inspired by the original Christkindlemarkt created in 1545 in Nuremberg, Germany, and the Christkindlmarket in Chicago, IL,  Peoples Gas Holiday Market brings a cherished German tradition with international flair and local charm to Downtown Pittsburgh. Visitors will be in for a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping experience as they stroll through an illuminated Market Square, with European-style wooden chalets, adorned with holly and illuminated with little white lights. 

For more information visit the Holiday Market website

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

PCA Holiday Shop

The Holiday Shop at The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts is open and filled with wonderful items created by local artists. Come find unique gifts for friends and family from your favorite artists without highway driving and mall parking!

Location:  1047 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

 Hours: Nov 15-Dec 29: 
  Monday (in December only): 10am – 5pm
  Tuesday - Wednesday: 10am – 5pm, Christmas Eve 10am-3pm
  Thursday - Friday - Saturday: 10am – 7pm
  Sunday: noon – 5pm
 Visit the PCA Website to find out more
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Children's Museum Tape Workshop
How can we use tape to attach? Block? Build? Roll? Wrap? Discover fun and interesting ways to use tape in art!
On Nov 22 and 24, the Art Studio is all about TAPE! People use tape all the time for everyday tasks, but what would it be like to reimagine what tape could be used for?

Hours10:00 am - 5:00 pm Every Day (Art Studio closes at 4:30 pm daily)
Admission: Adults: $13
Children 2-18 and Sr Citizens: $12
Children Under 2: Free

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Clayton Discount Days at The Frick

On Tuesdays, if you purchase one Clayton admission, you’ll get one admission of equal or lesser value for free. Wait until next week and you can see the lovely holiday decorations!

Senior citizens 62 and over can tour Clayton for a discounted rate of $5 every Thursday. General admission is regularly $12 per adult, $10 for seniors and students, and $6 for children and under. Plus, there are programs for children and a well-stocked gift store.

 Frick Art & Historical Center & Clayton
7227 Reynolds Street,  Pittsburgh, PA 15208

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Play It Forward Toy Drive
 Do you ever feel like you have too many toys in your house? Are you looking for a way to provide toys to children during the holiday season? Would you like to volunteer sorting or distributing toys? Play It Forward is conducting its third gently loved toy donation drive in the Pittsburgh area.  Donate your used toys (boxes are not required) or dollars to purchase toys that will be given to a families. 

Click to find out more about opportunities to help or receive toys from Play It Forward
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Nutcracker Holiday Party and Open House

Unleash the magic of the holidays with a family-friendly open house at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Studios. Dance The Nutcracker with PBT School instructors, view performances from the production, enjoy Nutcracker sweets and bring along your camera to take photos with the dancers.

In the spirit of the holidays, PBT encourages attendees to bring a food item to donate to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. All who donate will be entered into a drawing for a Nutcracker gift basket featuring tickets to the production.

Location: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, 2900 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh 15222
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2013
Time: 12-3 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Find out more at the PBT website
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Lawrenceville Joy of Cookies Tour

Plan ahead for the 14th annual Joy of Cookies Tour in early December. From Thursday, December 5 through Sunday, December 8, 2013, over 30 participating stores in Lawrenceville’s Business District will be serving up tasty treats while showcasing the many fabulous independently owned shops, galleries and boutiques Lawrenceville offers.

Your blogger went two years ago and really enjoyed it!

Rides from Molly’s Trolleys will be available to take people between stops on Saturday from noon to 6pm. Find out more about the Cookie Tour at the Lawrenceville website, including store locations and hours, at the Lawrenceville website
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This information is made possible by the generous support of the Urban Redevelopment Authority. Please support their programs.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pittsburgh Banjo Club Rehearsal and Sing Along
Catch The Pittsburgh Banjo Club free every Wednesday night from 8pm until 11pm.
The Club’s weekly rehearsal is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


Location: The Elks Lodge, 400 Cedar Avenue, Pittsburgh PA, Northside
Date: Wednesdays
Time: 8pm until 11pm
Cost: Free admission, food and beer is sold

For more info go to the Club's link

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Free Thursday Admission to Carnegie Museums
Admission to Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History is free to all visitors 4–8 p.m. this Thursday November 14 and next Thursday November 21. Normal parking fees apply. Parking is $5 per car after 4 p.m. Admission to paid Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History programs is not included.

Carnegie Museums of Art & Natural History
4400 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

For additional information, please visit Carnegie Museums
  FYI - Carnegie Museums are closed on Mondays

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Harmony WeihnachtsMarkt

German food, entertainment, museum tours, horse drawn wagon rides and old time crafters provide something for everyone here! My toddler grandchildren loved the carriage ride and the food; the BierGarten was filled; and there was a nice restaurant for "indoor" eaters. (The market is held primarily outdoors.)

Saturday and Sunday - November 9 & 10, 2013
Saturday 11AM to 6PM, Sunday 11AM to 4PM

WHERE: Harmony Museum,
Main Street and Mercer Streets, Harmony PA 16057
(Butler County Pennsylvania.)

Find out more at this link Harmony WeinachtsMarkt
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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Three Rivers Film Festival Starts Friday

The 32nd Three Rivers Film Festival, Pittsburgh’s oldest and largest film festival, has added Waterworks Cinemas to its list of venues. (For former suburbanites like me this means there’s a parking lot!)

The Festival starts Friday and continues through Nov. 23 courtesy of Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Dollar Bank. The are four venues: Regent Square Theater (RS), Edgewood; Harris Theater (HT), 809 Liberty Ave., Downtown; Melwood Screening Room (MSR), 477 Melwood Ave., Oakland; and Waterworks Cinemas (WC), 930 Freeport Road near Fox Chapel and Aspinwall.

The full lineup can be found at Festival's website and ickets can be purchased in advance through up until two hours before showtime and, if seats remain, at the door.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Free Meals & Deals for Veterans
If you’ve ever been active in the military, Veteran’s Day is the day you are honored, and  apparently it’s also your day to eat!  We’ve found a few websites with the restaurants offering free meals and other deals to our Veterans this year for Veteran’s Day.
Note that a few of the deals apply on days other than November 11, 2013.
Please bring your proof of military service. Please check the links included in this article for the most up to date information. At The Military Wallet  you’ll find details on veterans day meals for Applebees, Bar Louie, Chili’s Denny’s, Golden Corral, Hooters, Krispy Kreme, Little Caesars, Max & Erma’s, McCormick & Schmick’s, Outback Steakhouse, Spaghetti Warehouse, Texas Roadhouse, and Uno Chicago Grill.
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Monday, November 4, 2013

Free Ice Skating Lessons start this week
Hard to believe with all our warm weather but free ice skating lessons begin this week!
Lessons are available at both North & South Park Rinks this season and run for four weeks. Students must be ages five and over.

Registration dates and class schedules begin on November 5 & 7th for the first sessions.
Visit the Allegheny Parks website for full details about the lessons and all the other rink events
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Friday, November 1, 2013

2013 Veterans Day Parade


Veterans Day parade in Downtown Pittsburgh. FREE to attend!  The parade begins on Grant Street& Liberty Avenue, proceeds down Liberty avenue to Stanwix Street, down Boulevard of the Allies to Commonwealth Place. For additional information, please visit the Facebook event page.

Location: Downtown Pittsburgh
Date: Monday, November 11, 2013
Time: 10:30 am start time

This information is made possible by the generous support of the Urban Redevelopment Authority. Please support their programs.
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