Saturday, February 28, 2015

Dr. Suess' Birthday Story Time!

Monday, March 2

This very special story time will feature some all time favorites from the beloved Dr. Seuss. We will enjoy a nonsensical, seussical, craft-sical and decorate cookies to celebrate Seuss’ 111th birthday.
Where: Learning Express of Bakery Square 172 Bakery Square Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15206
When: 1:00 PM
Who: 2+
How: RSVP is not required, but we'd love to know if you plan on coming, so call the store and let us know! 412-361-TOYS
Cost: Free event!
For more info: call the store at 412-361-TOYS

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Saturday Crafternoon


Saturday Crafternoons promote hands-on learning and community engagement through free, drop-in workshops with local makers and community partners. Join a workshop that involve collaboration, skill-building, and neighborhood connections. 

On February 28, we’re partnering with Color Me Pittsburgh and local artist Senque Little-Poole for activities focused on Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods. We’ll create digital maps, build clay cities, and make art inspired by our communities. Find out more

WHO: Youth, Grades 1-8
WHEN: Every Saturday, Feb 28, 1-4pm
WHERE: 5125 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224 (in Garfield)
WHAT: Hands-on activities, snacks

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Malpaso Dance at Kelly Strayhorn

TKST proudly presents the Pittsburgh premiere of Cuba’s own Malpaso Dance Company, and U.S. premiere of two new original works featuring choreography by the adventurous Trey McIntyre and the company’s artistic director Osnel Delgado with music by Grammy award-winning musician Arturo O’Farrill. Following their critically acclaimed international debut in 2014, Malpaso ignites the stage as the forefront of Cuban contemporary dance.This new tour marks the US and NYC premieres of Despedidaa new work by Osnel Delgado with original score by the sensational Grammy Award winning Arturo O’Farrill. It will be paired with the US an NYC premieres of a new work that is being made for Malpaso by Trey McIntyre, comissioned by The Joyce Theater and Jacob's Pillow. Feb 27 + 28 at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater. Find out more

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Fish Fry Tours

Celebrate Pittsburgh's heritage through its cultural traditions, iconic foods and church histories.  Go to the link to find out more about the Friday Fish Fries, tours, church schedules and menus beginning February 20. 

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Have an idea to make your neighborhood, city or the world a better place?

Every year, Steeltown gives away over $10,000 to middle and high school students as a part of the Take a Shot at Changing the World Contest. What are your big ideas? 

Create a short video (two to five minutes) about People, Places or Things, in and around the Greater Pittsburgh Area, that have had a positive impact on S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math).  Your video can be an animation, an interview, a commercial, a comedy, a drama -- you name it!  Just be creative and have fun! 
"Take a Shot" Workshops will be offered, free, to teach the basics of video/film production.  To register, click on the link.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Pick a Date and a Park

Join the Urban EcoStewards for a volunteer event to clear invasive from our local parks. The Schenley Park Invasive Vine Sweep is Saturday, January 24th at 9:00 am. 

Go to the Link to see the schedule for other parks and warmer weather.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

 Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

Mayfield is a trumpet prodigy who rose to prominence as Wynton Marsalis’ protégé, takes the orchestra through big band arrangements and original compositions during this performance. We didn't get to spend Mardis Gras with him so this Thursday will have to do! Find out more

Thursday, February 19, 2015 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm        
Cost: $10 - $20 (regular  price is $60)
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Monday, February 16, 2015

Squirrel Hill Library Book Clubs

Among them the Carnegie Library's 19 branches have more than 30 book clubs!

At the Squirrel Hill branch, the Genre Book Club reads a book from a different genre each month. In March the Club will discuss a Young Adult book, Eleanor and Park. The February book is from the Historical Fiction genre. Find out more at the link or call Aisha at 412-422-9650

When: Wednesday, March 18, 6:30 - 7:45 pm                                     
Where: 5801 Forbes        
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Friday, February 13, 2015

Have a Heart for Animals

Come out for a family-friendly Valentine’s Party and help abandoned, homeless animals at the same time. Live music, art show, food/drinks, kids activities, vendors.

No charge for admission… just bring food, toys or supplies donations for the animals. One easy item to bring that is incredibly useful:  Fold Top Sandwich Bags! Those plain little sandwich bags, not the Ziploc types.

Tax-deductible cash donations also gratefully accepted.
Live Music, Art Show, Face Painting, Doggy Kissing Booth with Pickles the Boston Terrier,  Draven, a Love on the Leash Therapy Cat  and NEW!! Forever In My Heart Memory Wall! Scavenger Hunt with Prizes, Silent and Chinese Auctions , Two Fraus Bakery, C&G Pet Delights Dog and Cat Treats, Food and Beverages, Meet Humane Society Staff and Adoptable Pets! Find out more.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Saturday Crafternoon

Saturday Crafternoons are free DIY workshops that promote project-based learning, hands-on making, experimentation and community engagement for youth ages 5+. They incorporate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) concepts and may be one-time, take-home projects facilitated by local artists or makers, or longer, community-focused projects. The goals are to empower youth to be confident makers, foster a love of DIY projects, promote connected learning, and activate participants’ interest in their community and city.

Where: 5125 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15224
When: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM drop-in program
Who: Youth ages 5+ and their families
How: This is a drop-in program, so no signup is required, and families are welcome to stay or to drop off their child.
Cost: Free!
For more infoClick here or Contact Program Coordinator, Jess Gold, at

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

ArtKids at the Frick

Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Frick!

Look for examples of loving friends and family in paintings and tapestries, and create a special valentine for someone you love.
Find out more

Saturday, February 14
11:00–11:45 a.m.
Meet at The Frick Art Museum
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

No limits could deter first black female pilot

For Bessie Coleman, the first black woman to receive her international pilot’s license, persistence brought her to her dream.

Go to this to link to Find out more about Bessie and a host of others including Ida Wells-Burnett who helped found the NAACP, and musician Stevie Wonder. Each profile is directed to children and makes an interesting point for discussion.

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Carnegie Science Center
Summer Science Camps Sizzle With Fun
 Start making plans for summer camp at Carnegie Science Center - an adventure for kids ages 4–14.  Kids can unearth scientific treasures, explore nature, experiment with roller coasters, discover the binary brilliance of robots, help out PBS Kids' Odd Squad agents, and explore the Science Center's new H2Oh! exhibit.

Starting today, members enjoy priority registration and special discounts for summer camps! Camps fill up quickly, so sign up today! Pre- and post-camp child care is also available.

Plus, we offer pre- and post-camp child care for a nominal fee. Find out more 

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Friday, February 6, 2015

America's Museum

The Butler Institute is the first museum devoted solely to American art.. The original structure, dedicated in 1919, is a McKim, Mead and White architectural masterpiece listed on the National Register of Historic places. And it's size makes for a leisurely half-day visit.

The painting at left is Winslow Homer's "Snap the Whip" and is considered one of the institute's gems - worth the 1-hour drive to Youngstown! Plan your visit.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Crafts & Drafts Artists Market

On Saturday East End Brewing will host their first-ever Crafts & Drafts Artist Market in honor of Valentine’s Day and the release of their Chocolate Covered Cherry Stout.
Customers can get a free sample of this special Valentine’s beer, purchase drinks, and check out locally-made arts & crafts. Commonplace Coffee Co. will be on hand selling coffee & espresso drinks, with Spak Bros selling delicious pub food.

This is the first Artist’s Market to be held in the new space, providing a casual & fun way for customers to browse art & gifts while tasting Pittsburgh’s “Best Local Beer” (Pittsburgh City Paper, 2014). Find out more, including a list of vendors.
When: Feb 7,  12:00 pm – 5:00 pm        
Where: East End Brewing Brewpub - 147 Julius Street, Pittsburgh, 15206
Cost: Free   

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

W. Pennsylvania Model RR Museum

The museum is located in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, at the intersection of Rt. 910 and Hardt Rd. They promote and preserve the history of railroads in Western Pennsylvania through the hobby of model railroading. The main is a 40' X 100' scale representation of the tracks between Pittsburgh, Pa. and Cumberland, Md. set in the summer of 1952. The museum also maintains a collection of historical model train sets and authentic railroad related items dating as far back as the beginning of the 20th century.
Find out more about musum visits and classes.
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

                                                         You’ve gained a lifetime of experience.
Now is the time to put your skills and talents to use by volunteering. RSVP is America’s largest volunteer network for people age 55 and over and is powered by Pittsburgh Cares. 

Not only is RSVP a great place to make a difference, it is also a chance to network with like minded peers, explore leadership possibilities, learn new skills, and have fun!

With RSVP, you volunteer when you, doing what you enjoy. Volunteers can also expect access to Pittsburgh Cares powerful and expansive list of participating non-profits.
Sign up now!  Find out more

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