Thursday, February 27, 2014

Spring Gardening Seminar

Ready to plan your garden or spruce up your yard?
Emmy Award winning producer, television host and writer Doug Oster will be presenting “The Steel City Garden.” The lecture is all about creating a garden in black and gold and a breakout session called “Tomatoes Garlic Basil.”

When: March 1, 2014, 8:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Trinity Middle School, Scenery Drive, Washington PA
Registration: $20 per person

Proceeds support the Washington County Master Gardener Program and Master Gardener Community Service Projects.

Find out more about the sessions on landscaping, berries suitable for PA gardens and recipes using garden produce. 
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Steel City Roller Derby Travel Season Opener
and Champyinzship of the ‘Burgh

Come see our WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association) #18 ranked team, The Steel Hurtin, compete against WFTDA #25 ranked team, Charm City Roller Girls in this sure-to-be-heart-stopping season opener! And if this isn’t enough, SCRD home team, the Allegheny Avengers, will battle against the currently reigning Battle of the ‘Burgh home team champyinz, The Mon Monsters. See who takes home the Champyinzship for the ‘Burgh.

Location: Romp N’ Roll, 1661 E. Sutter Rd., Glenshaw, PA 15116
Date: Saturday, March 8th, 2014, doors open at 6 PM, Derby action starts at 7 PM!
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Kids 10 and under get in FREE!

Buy tickets from a roller girl, OR from SCRD’s ticketing website:

Buy tickets online, from a roller girl or at WildCard – Lawrenceville, Slacker – Southside, or Jester’s Court – Etna.








Monday, February 24, 2014

Pittsburgh Employees Give Input on Employers
The Post-Gazette partnered with WorkplaceDynamics, a Philadelphia-based employee survey firm, to determine the region's Top Workplaces for 2013.

Most important for Pittsburgh-area employees was their ranking of this statement: "I would highly recommend working at this company to others," at 79 percent, followed by "This company motivates me to give my very best at work" (72 percent) and "I feel genuinely appreciated at this company" (71 percent).

Gallup's recent report, "The State of the American Workplace: Employee Engagement Insights for U.S. Business Leaders," notes that 30 percent of employees are engaged and inspired at work while 20 percent are actively disengaged, damaging the company's mission and bottom line and costing the U.S. up to $550 billion annually in lost productivity. The remainder are merely showing up and counting the hours until they go home.

 Read more about the survey.
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Friday, February 21, 2014

While You’re Waiting for Spring - Learn to say "primavera" in Spanish

Introduction to Spanish meets on the first and third Saturday of each month. The class runs from January through April, but new participants are welcome at any time.
You can register for this event by calling 412.622.3151 or online at the Library's Foreign Languages roster. The Library hosts a wide array of free classes and conversation groups at the main branch at 4400 Forbes.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Free Film Screening at The Warhol
Madelyn Roehrig presents Looking Up from Andy’s Grave and Figments: Conversations with Andy, Year III. Roehrig’s films examine responses from a range of people who visit Warhol’s grave site from as far away as Australia or as close as their homes across the street. This program is presented with musical accompaniment by AppalAsia and MacDonald Pipe and Drum Band.

Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 2pm
Location: The Warhol Theater, The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

How Far Would You Drive for Chocolate?
Go to Cranberry for a family-friendly celebration of all-things chocolate featuring chocolate pairings, hourly live demonstrations, a vast array of chocolate-related vendors and much more!  There will also be a special children's area created by Butler County Community College students!

Please bring a non-perishable food item to support Butler County food banks!

Feb 22 2014 - 11:00am to Feb 23 2014 - 5:00pm with appearances by Willy Wonka Saturday 11 AM-4 PM and Sunday 12-5 PM!
Location: Pittsburgh Marriott North,
100 Cranberry Woods Dr., Cranberry Twp. , PA
Admission: $10 adults,  $5 children

Check the event website for the list of hourly demonstrations and vendors including the Butler Historical Society and the Butler County Humane Society.
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Try Hockey for FREE Day!


You can be cold and sleepy but your kids can try hockey for Free. Kids have a completely free opportunity to get on the ice and experience youth hockey. Certified coaches will be on hand to teach your child the basics of hockey with equipment provided.

Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 7:30 am

Location: Pittsburgh Ice Arena, 700 Craigdell Road, New Kensington, PA 15068; BladeRunners – Harmarville, 66 Alpha Drive West, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Find out more about Pittsburgh's hockey programs for learners
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Monday, February 17, 2014

Movie Deals Around the ‘Burgh

If you want to catch a flick on the big screen in Pittsburgh without breaking the bank, look no further. LivingPittsburgh has gathered weekly movie deals throughout the city and conveniently put them in one place for you.

*Note – most of these specials include an extra surcharge for 3D and Imax, and do not apply on holidays.

Monday Specials: Waterworks Cinema – $5 admission for Mighty Movie Mondays and a free popcorn, which you can refill for only $1 (3D movies $3 extra).
Go to LivingPittsburgh for deals for other days of the week.
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Saturday, February 15, 2014

1/2 Off Admission at Phipps on Tropical Sundays in February


It may be chilly outside, but you can hardly tell at Phipps on Tropical Sundays. Relax under our palm trees, taste tropical fruits, and sway to the sounds of  live performances by Matthew Mazza and Carmen Bruno of the Tropical Sands Steel Band. Wear a tropical flower shirt and receive a 50-percent discount on your admission.

Phipps Conservatory: One Schenley Park,  Pittsburgh, PA 15213
GPS address: 700 Frank Curto Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15213

For additional information, please visit Phipps' website

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Romantic Cheeses
What is a better Valentine’s Day gift than sharing good food with someone you love? Come meet our Cheese Buyer, Caldwell, and learn about the most decadent and romantic cheeses your Co-op has to offer. Attendees will sample creamy, sensuous cheeses that are made to be paired with someone special, and discuss ideas for perfect pairing that will take your enjoyment of these lovely cheeses to the next level. Come for a taste, leave with romantic notions of a candlelit cheese board.

Location: East End Food Co-op Pittsburgh, PA
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: FREE (call to reserve spot) 412-242-3598

Find out more about the event and the Co-op.
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Monday, February 10, 2014

Good Fridays at the Warhol

The Andy Warhol Museum offers half price admission every Friday from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm. Discounted admission is half-price. As always, Carnegie Museum members are free. There is also a cash bar in the lobby. Many Good Fridays also offer special programs including music, film, performances and more. 
117 Sandusky Street, North Side - Pittsburgh, PA 15212

The Warhol website gives specific details on weekly programming (additional ticket pricing may apply).

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Friday, February 7, 2014

CJ’s Saturday Jam Session


Enjoy being indoors and enjoy some great music on Saturday. Led by Pittsburgh’s own Tony Campbell on saxophone, this jam session is free and open to all musicians. No tennis shoes please. For more information, please visit CJ's website.

 Location: 2911 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Date: Every Saturday

Time: 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Cost: Free

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Stay Warm - Run Quickly between Galleries on Penn

Unblurred is a monthly event that opens the Penn Avenue Arts District (4800-5500 Penn) for exploration by adults and children. The event takes place on the first Friday of every month starting at 6:00pm and lasting until 2:00am. Most events are free and some establishments offer discounts on food and drink.

Various galleries in the Penn Avenue Arts District (4800-5500 Penn Avenue) will open their doors and showcase a variety of artwork and performances. Guests will experience new art and meet the most eclectic array of art makers, old and young, modern and classical, famous and amateur, emerging and veteran, all within walking distance of each other.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

National Girls Scouts Cookie Day is Friday

Join the Girl Scouts in celebrating Pittsburgh’s first National Girl Scouts Cookie Day and the kickoff of cookie booth sales. Stop by Fifth Avenue Place where girls from the Urban Scouts will be in the Center Court selling the classic cookies you know and love. You’ll also have the chance to send boxes of cookies to the U.S. troops overseas with the Girl Scouts Operation Sweet Appreciation.

Location: Fifth Avenue Place, 120 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Date: Friday, February 7, 2014
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: $4 a box

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Pittsburgh Ranked #1 in Affordability

A worldwide study by Demographia finds Pittsburgh is the most affordable major metropolitan region in the United States.

The study fixed Pittsburgh with a 2.3 Housing Affordability Rating Category, which made it the lowest in the United States and well below the 3.0 or under mark that is considered "Affordable." Also on the list were Atlanta and Indianapolis, both with scores of 2.7.

Internationally, Pittsburgh is No. 18 on the most-affordable, which is the best among the U.S. markets. That's for its $116,000 median home price and the $51,400 median income in the third quarter of 2013, Demographia said.
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