Friday, July 31, 2015

Venture Outdoors

What an amazing organization! Venture Outdoors offers a Wake Up Paddle (Wednesdays at 6:15 am) and a Beginner Paddle (Thursdays at 6:00 pm). Go to their
website find out more about these events and the wide range of other outdoor that this organization offers. (There are fees for most of these events.) 


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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Weather Permitting - Sunday Aug 2


Now in its third year, Weather Permitting is a promotional outdoor weekly concert series held at the Shadyside Nursery.

Each Sunday, the nursery transforms into an event space that features bands, beer from local breweries, food trucks and a farmer’s marketplace. They have been known to have squirt gun battles and hula-hoop fun for kids of all ages.

Find out more

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

 Rolling Hills, Satanic Mills at the Frick
 Closing Weekend Celebration Friday, July 31 at 7pm                    


Experience the exhibit that traces the development of landscape painting in Britain and top off your experience by viewing  "Mr. Turner", the Oscar-nominated 2014 film which explores the last quarter century of the life of British painter J.M.W Turner.

150 minutes, free and open to the public




Monday, July 27, 2015

Farmers at Phipps

Wednesdays; 2:30 – 6:30 p.m.


The vibrant Phipps farmers’ market brings together community members and local food producers for one of the freshest food shopping experiences in town.  Farmers at Phipps is one of only a few area farmers’ markets dedicated to offering exclusively organic or CNG products. You may also explore the outdoor gardens and sustainable plant beds. Find out more

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Living History @ Fort Pitt Museum

Saturday, July 25

The Fort Pitt Museum will host Living History programs each weekend during the summer. Re-enactors will demonstrate various aspects of colonial life at Fort Pitt during the 18th century.

One of the most affordable family-friendly cultural experiences in the region, admission to the Fort Pitt Museum is just $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, $3 for students with a valid ID, and $3 for children ages 6-17. Children under 5 and History Center members get in free. Events are included with regular museum admission

Where: Fort Pitt Museum, located in historic Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh, 601 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
When: 10 AM - 4PM

To find out more about this weekend's events, Click  or call 412-281-9284

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Water Weekends - Carnegie Science Center

Lots of interesting activities:

Be a citizen scientist, and bring a sample of your own water for testing. A testing probe will record data, such as pH, turbidity, and nutrients. Then, mark on our map where your neighborhood is located.

 Investigate animal tracks to discover the animals that rely on our rivers.

Learn the nature printing technique of gyotaku as you artistically capture the details of a trout.

Explore the properties of materials that cause them to sink or float in water.

See what causes a submarine to dive below the ocean's surface.

Water Weekend activities are included with general admission. Find out more

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Follow That Bird

To the Hollywood Theater in Dormont!

Big Bird (created by Caroll Spinney who will be at the Hollywood Theater on the 25th to introduce the movie)  Social worker Miss Finch (Sally Kellerman) feels that Big Bird should live in an environment with only birds like himself instead of Sesame Street and sends him to live with a family of dodos in Illinois. Big Bird cannot help but think of his friends back home and begins an adventurous journey back to where he truly belongs.

Where:   1449 Potomac Ave, DormontWhen: Saturday, July 25 at 10:30 am
Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for children (no discounts)    

Check out the Theater Calendar to the variety of events that take place there - including the monthly breakfast and a movie.

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OpenStreetsPGH - July 26

Sunday is July's OpenStreetsPGH day. Check out the route map and schedule in order to make your plans for a day of jogging, biking, skateboarding, dancing, yoga, meditating, etc. without cars.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Suessical Jr! Presented by the Chatham Music and Arts Day Camp

Where: Chatham University, Eddy Theater, Woodland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
When: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Who: 3-12 years
Tickets: Cost $5 and all sales benefit the Chatham Music and Arts Scholarship Fund. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 412-365-1174.
For more info

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Pittsburgh's Neighborhoods

Over 12 months, Ron Donoughe visited and painted in each of the 90 neighborhoods of Pittsburgh. The exhibition will showcase one painting from each neighborhood.

Paintings are on view thru August 9 at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts at 6300 Fifth Ave in Shadyside.

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Tips for a Successful Visit to an Art Museum with Kids

Pittsburgh has so many wonderful museums!Guidelines below are helpful if you or the kids are new to museum visits; or if you'd like to make museum visits more interesting and enjoyable for yourself or them! Click for details

1) The Basics! No touching, no running, no yelling.

2) Do Your Research! Find out what is at the museum before you visit. Are there tours offered for children or families? Are there certain sculptures that can be touched? Is there a cafe?

3) Set a Time Limit! Figure out what you would like to see and go to that wing or exhibit. Have fun and head out or they'll never want to go back.

4) Make It Fun! Try a scavenger hunt. Lots of kids do better with a friend along so make it a play date with a buddy.

5) Ask Questions! Sometimes one question can start a dialogue that you would never have thought existed.

6) Set an Example! If you're excited to be there, they will be excited to be there. Don't be too disappointed if the child "is bored" the first time you attend a museum.

7) Reward! After your museum trip, pass out rewards for good behavior. It can be something as simple as cookies brought from home to an ice cream purchased in the museum cafĂ©.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Been to the library recently?

I went to the Squirrel Hill branch Saturday to donate some books and met a relaxed group who had just finished their yoga class coming out and an eager group going in for a music class.

While standing in line at the desk to request a tax deduction form I noticed that almost every seat was taken  and that there were children and adults looking for books on the shelves.

My son-in-law is the book "runner" for his family, walking to the branch near his office at lunch time with books to return and a list of books to pick up. Go to the link to see the huge variety of activities and find the branch nearest you.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Kids Ultimate Fitness Challenge - July 18

Allegheny Commons Park

Kids of all ages can test their physical fitness by participating in a time-based obstacle course of  sprinting, jump roping, wall crawls, hurdles, jumping jacks, sit ups, and tunnel crawls, a 20 ft. confidence climb and 60 meter dash. The event features loads of activities for the whole family to enjoy including Xtreme gaming fun for all ages and on-site programming designed to inspire kids and families to live a more active and healthy lifestyle. Find out more

- Minimum age requirement for our toddler course is 3 years of age
- There is also a course for adults
- Each course no matter if adult or toddler takes approximately 3 - 5 minutes to complete
- You can terminate your race at anytime but participants are encourage to attempt to finish
- No registration required

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015


The Quest starts with a "Balloon Glow" Thursday July 16 at 9 pm. with 25 balloons participating. Scotland Meadows Park in New Castle, PA 16101

Balloon launches are scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday morning/evening, and Sunday morning. Find out more!

Morning launches are between 6 & 7 AM
Evening launches are between 6 & 7 PM


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Monday, July 13, 2015

This new, annual festival, at the Rachel Carson Bridge, will showcase Downtown Pittsburgh’s riverfront and is designed to have wide appeal. Look forward to fun competitions like pickle-juice drinking contests and live entertainment on the BNY Mellon Stage set to the backdrop of a glorious Downtown Pittsburgh.

 When: Friday, July 17        3am -10pm
           Saturday, July 18  11am - 10pm

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Friday, July 10, 2015

The Furries are coming!

Once again Pittsburgh welcomes Anthrocon for its Annual Convention. This is the world's largest convention for those fascinated with anthropomorphics or humanlike animal characters. Also known as “the Furries,” the international convention has been hosted here since 2006 with 6,000 attendees representing 34 countries expected this year.

The annual parade or “Fursuit Walk” will take place at 2 pm Saturday outside the David L. Lawrence Convention Center (10th Street) and is open to the public for the first time.

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Whiskey Rebellion

Nearly 20 years after the revolutionary War began the US government faced a revolution of its own when it tried to create a self-supporting and effective government by instituting an excise tax on whiskey produced in the United States in 1791. Many farmers in western Pennsylvania distilled whiskey and were outright hostile to the idea of a tax on their profits. Large-scale farmers could easily incurred the financial strain of an additional tax, but indigent farmers were less able to pay and they rebelled. Visit historic Washington, PA to find out more about the Rebellion and participate in the many different activities taking place July 9-12. Find out more.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015


Slovenefest is held July 10-12 at the SNPJ Recreation Center (one hour and a half north of Pittsburgh) and brings together thousands to enjoy the ethnic food, music, culture and fun of Slovenia.

There’s never a dull moment – entertainment runs continuously from noon until late at night and there's special entertainment for children. Don’t miss the Saturday evening fireworks display (weather permitting).

The family-friendly 500-acre SNPJ Recreation Center offers affordable accommodations, including a trailer court and camping area with 60 rustic cabins overlooking a 20-acre lake.  The Center is located in Enon Valley, PA, one hour northwest of Pittsburgh, an hour and a half southeast of Cleveland, and just minutes from Youngstown. Find out more

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Midsummer Night's Jam

Midsummer is a great time for berries, so what better way to spend a midsummer night than learning how to preserve berries to make jam. 

Learn techniques to stretch your leftover fruit harvest well beyond the growing season. Penn State Extension Food Preservation and Nutrition Educator will present the preservation process for berries using hot water canning. In addition to the demonstration, we will get our hands dirty and “berried” in making our own jam. Go to the Urban Homesteading Series for info about other events.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, July 16, 2015
 Tuesday, July 21,  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Penn State Center Pittsburgh, 1435 Bedford Avenue, Suite A    15219

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Weekly Italian conversation classes that meet at coffee houses (thus the "Italiano Espresso" name)  is just one of the many interesting activities sponsored by Mondo Italiano.  It organizes a variety of programs such as Italian language classes for adults and children, art exhibits, concerts, inter-cultural exchanges, cooking demonstrations and trips to Italy. It also has a library full of material in Italian.
Founded in 2003 with the goal of welcoming and assisting the Italian community in Pittsburgh, the organization has become “the” point of reference for anyone passionate about Italy and the Italian culture. 
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 Film Screening: Frank Lloyd Wright
Want to learn more about the man behind Fallingwater?
Join The Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 7 for a film screening and discussion of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The discussion will be facilitated by Scott Perkinds, director of preservation at Fallingwater.
The event is free for PHLF members and $5 for nonmembers. The film screening will be followed by a short discussion of his work and a question-and-answer session facilitated by Scott Perkins, director of preservation at Fallingwater.
 When: July 7
Location: 744 Rebecca Ave., Wilkinsburg
To RSVP, call 412/471-5808 ext. 527.
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Friday, July 3, 2015

A People's History of  Pittsburgh

 Prize Catch!

Launched in April 2014, A People’s History of Pittsburgh invited the local community to share their personal photographs and stories online and at scanning events throughout the city - Click here to see the current version.
This is your family photo album - you can share your pictures and stories. They'll be collected and published in a book of highlights for you to treasure and share for generations. Take some "historical" photos on the holiday and then, Click here to add them to the album.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Silk Screen Film Festival

The purpose of the Silk Screen organization is to build bridges to and from Asia and Pittsburgh. Festival organizers have created a "diverse and engaging lineup of films" according to Sean Collier of Pittsburgh Magazine.

See for yourself. Go to the link to check out the schedule and plan to see at least one of the flms!

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