2012-08-08


Allegheny County Concerts & Events for August 13-19

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Parks Department today announced its concerts and events schedule for August 13-19. All events are free unless otherwise noted. All concert acts and times are subject to change. For additional information, call 412-350-2455 or visit www.alleghenycounty.us/parks.

Date

Event & Location

Time

Mon., Aug. 13

Beginner Paddle (solo or tandem)
Start with instruction and practice, and then head onto tranquil North Park Lake. Kayaks, guides and instruction are provided. Minimum age for solo kayaks is 12. $20 for Venture Outdoors members, $27 for non-members. Register at World Wide Web Icon www.ventureoutdoors.org or 412-255-0564.
North Park Lake Boathouse 

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Tue., Aug. 14

Pre-School Children’s Nature Hour
Specifically designed to introduce young children to the out-of-doors. Class is very hands-on, and most time is spent outside. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will actively assist in teaching and learning process. Dress well for outdoor explorations, and expect to get wet and dirty. Call 724-935-2170 to pre-register or to be placed on waiting list.
North Park Latodami Nature Center

9:30-11:00 a.m.

 

Tue., Aug. 14

Senior-Friendly Paddle (solo or tandem)
Start with instruction and practice, and then head onto tranquil North Park Lake. Kayaks, guides and instruction provided. Geared toward ages 55-80, but open to everyone. $18 for Venture Outdoors members, $24 for non-members. Register at World Wide Web Icon www.ventureoutdoors.org or 412-255-0564.
North Park Lake Boathouse 

10:00-11:30 a.m.

Tue., Aug. 14

Pre-School Children’s Nature Hour
Specifically designed to introduce young children to the out-of-doors. Class is very hands-on, and most time is spent outside. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will actively assist in teaching and learning process. Dress well for outdoor explorations, and expect to get wet and dirty. Call 724-935-2170 to pre-register or to be placed on waiting list.
North Park Latodami Nature Center

1:00-2:30 p.m.

 

Wed., Aug. 15

Q&A with Penn State Master Gardeners
North Park Demonstration Gardens (Babcock & Ingomar)

4:00-6:00 p.m.

Wed., Aug. 15

BMX Race
Race fee $8. Registration from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Race starts at 7:30 p.m.
World Wide Web Icon South Park BMX Track 

6:00-9:00 p.m.

Thu., Aug. 16

Thursday Adult Nature Walk
Join local naturalists on a guided, enlightening, leisurely paced walk.
North Park Ice Skating Rink Parking Lot

10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Thu., Aug. 16

Social Security
David and Barbara are a happily married couple from New York City who deal art. Their tranquility is shattered when Barbara’s goody-goody nerd of a sister, her uptight CPA husband, and her boisterous mother come for a visit. Sparks fly in this hilarious comedy. $12 admission. Call 412-831-8552 for reservations.
World Wide Web Icon South Park Theatre

8:00 p.m.

Fri., Aug. 17

Summer Concert – World Wide Web Icon Mike Doughty (Singer-Songwriter/Rock)
South Park Amphitheater

7:30 p.m.

Fri., Aug. 17

Social Security
David and Barbara are a happily married couple from New York City who deal art. Their tranquility is shattered when Barbara’s goody-goody nerd of a sister, her uptight CPA husband, and her boisterous mother come for a visit. Sparks fly in this hilarious comedy. $12 admission. Call 412-831-8552 for reservations.
World Wide Web Icon South Park Theatre

8:00 p.m.

Sat., Aug. 18

Garden in the Parks Field Day
Enjoy children's activities, tours of the annual flower trials, herb, and pollinator gardens. Taste an array of heirloom and hybrid tomatoes and unique varieties of garlic and basil. Local beekeepers and master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions. Sponsored by Allegheny County Penn State Master Gardeners.
North Park Demonstration Garden (Babcock & Wildwood)and South Park Demonstration Garden (McConkey Road)

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Sat., Aug. 18

Meadows, Milkweeds & Monarchs
Hike and explore the diverse world of our meadow ecosystems. Learn more about our Monarch Waystation Project and how you can help butterflies in your yard. Visit the World Wide Web Icon Monarch Watch website for additional information. Pre-registration required by calling 724-935-2170.
North Park Latodami Nature Center

10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Sat., Aug. 18

Perennial Gardening – Late Blooming
Walk through the garden with Master Gardener Sally Foster and talk about each perennial in bloom. Bring a sandwich for a garden picnic afterwards. $5 per person, reservations required by calling 412-767-9200.
Hartwood Acres Park Mansion Formal Garden 

10:00-11:30 a.m.

Sat., Aug. 18

Social Security
David and Barbara are a happily married couple from New York City who deal art. Their tranquility is shattered when Barbara’s goody-goody nerd of a sister, her uptight CPA husband, and her boisterous mother come for a visit. Sparks fly in this hilarious comedy. $12 admission. Call 412-831-8552 for reservations.
World Wide Web Icon South Park Theatre

8:00 p.m.

Sun., Aug. 19

3rd Annual Dog Day Festival
Demonstrations, activities, contests and adoptions. Benefits theWorld Wide Web IconAnimal Rescue League.
Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater

1:00-5:00 p.m.

Sun., Aug. 19

Great Pizza Challenge
Reservations recommended by calling 724-224-4102 or emailing friendsofharrisonhills@comcast.net.
Harrison Hills Park Environmental Learning Center

1:00-5:00 p.m.

Sun., Aug. 19

World Wide Web Icon Carpenter Log House Tours
Donations appreciated.
Boyce Park

1:00-4:00 p.m.

Sun., Aug. 19

World Wide Web Icon Oliver Miller Homestead Tours
$1 admission.
South Park

1:30-4:00 p.m.

Sun., Aug. 19

Social Security
David and Barbara are a happily married couple from New York City who deal art. Their tranquility is shattered when Barbara’s goody-goody nerd of a sister, her uptight CPA husband, and her boisterous mother come for a visit. Sparks fly in this hilarious comedy. $12 admission. Call 412-831-8552 for reservations.
World Wide Web Icon South Park Theatre

2:00 p.m.

Sun., Aug. 19

Hometown Music Fest
Featuring World Wide Web Icon New Shouts, World Wide Web Icon Joy Ike, World Wide Web Icon The Patti Spadaro Band, and World Wide Web Icon Food.
Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater

5:00 p.m.