2013-06-06


Allegheny County Parks Activities, Events & Concerts for June 11-16

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Parks Department today announced its activities, events and concerts schedule for June 11-16. All events are free and open to the public 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.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013 

Tue., June 11

Ripped Fitness Class 

Free. Ripped is a total body workout using resistance and cardio training into a routine that is enjoyable, easy and highly effective. 

White Oak Park Angora Gardens 

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Tue., June 11

Marbles Program 

Free. 

65 St. Michael Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Tue., June 11

Yoga in the Park 

Free. No preregistration needed. Power Flow Yoga is accessible to all levels & ages (under 18 must have parental consent). Power Flow is designed to strengthen muscles, increase balance, flexibility and endurance, in turn, linking the body and mind. 

South Park Maple Springs Pond Gazebo 

5:45-6:45 p.m.

Tue., June 11

South Park Table Tennis – Competitive Play 

Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level. Free for first several sessions. 

South Park Home Economics Building 

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 

Wed., June 12

Horticultural Series - Therapy & Containers 

Free. Natural and botanical therapy, as well as transplanting techniques. 

Boyce Park Nature Center & Greenhouse 

1:00-4:00 p.m.

Wed., June 12

Marbles Program 

Free. 

65 St. Michael Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Wed., June 12

Nutrition Education Class 

Free. Proper nutrition is not just for weight loss – it helps lower the risk of developing a range of chronic diseases. It also increases your energy, keeps your heart beating, your brain active, and your muscles working. Topics to be discussed include healthy eating, recipe modifications, weight loss, mindful eating, and general facts about nutrition. Bring your favorite recipe and learn modifications to make it healthier. 

White Oak Park Angora Gardens 

6:00-7:00 p.m.

Wed., June 12

Hemlock Groove Outdoor Concert - Matt Constantine 

Suggested donation of $5 per person benefits the Friends of Hartwood. Kids are free. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Bring a blanket, chair, picnic or cooler. Use Saxonburg Entrance. Parking near the Mansion. 

Hartwood Acres Park Hemlock Court 

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Wed., June 12

Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy Guest Speaker: Trails Are For Everyone 

Free. Hear a hiker & trail runner discuss her adventures on some of the world’s most famous footpaths. Jennifer Pharr Davis, author, Appalachian Trail record holder & National Geographic Adventurer of the year, will speak about her trail experiences, as well as the lessons & inspiration she derived from them. 

North Park Rose Barn 

7:00-8:00 p.m.

Wed., June 12

BMX Race 

$9 for first bike, $4 for same rider’s second bike. 

South Park BMX Track 

7:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 13, 2013 

Thu., June 13

Adult Nature Walk 

Free. Originally started as a program for stroke & heart patients, this nature group has expanded to any interested adult. The informal group meets rain or shine every Thursday of the year. Local naturalists guide these enlightening, leisurely paced walks. New nature adventures & discoveries every week. Dress well for outdoor walking. 

Meet at North Park Ice Rink Parking Lot 

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

Thu., June 13

Tai Chi – Easy Program 

Free. Low-impact, weight-bearing, aerobic, yet relaxing exercise.  Focuses on enhancing physical and mental health through involved slow, gentle movements, deep breathing, and mediation. All fitness levels. No equipment required. 

White Oak Park Angora Gardens 

11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Thu., June 13

Signing & Stories Program 

Free. Environmental stories read, told & shared along with sign language practice. 

Harrison Hills Park Environmental Learning Center 

1:00-5:00 p.m.

Thu., June 13

Boy Scout Merit Badge Program 

Free. For elementary school children with adult chaperones. This week is environmental science study and dog care programs. 

North Park Latodami Nature Center 

2:30-4:30 p.m.

Thu., June 13

Marbles Program 

Free. 

65 St. Michael Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Thu., June 13

South Park Table Tennis – Informal Practice 

Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level. Free for first several sessions. 

South Park Home Economics Building 

7:30 p.m.

Thu., June 13

Same Time, Next Year 

$12 admission. Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out by lovers Doris and George - each married to others - as they rendez-vous once a year. A play made famous by the classic movie starring Ellen Burstyn and Alan Alda. 

South Park Theatre - Call 412-831-8552 for reservations. www.southparktheatre.com 

8:00 p.m.

Friday, June 14, 2013 

Fri., June 14

Zumba Class 

Free. For all fitness levels. No equipment required. 

White Oak Park Angora Gardens 

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fri., June 14

7th Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony 

Free. Flags that have become worn and unusable while flying in service to our nation will be properly retired by being disposed of in the plaza's burn pit. Allegheny County Council, in conjunction with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, will host the event and encourage the public to attend. 

South Park Flag Retirement Plaza 

6:30 p.m.

Fri., June 14

Venture Outdoors - Star Party Hike 

$8 for Venture Outdoor members, $12 for non-members, $6 for kids. Join us for an evening hike at Deer Lakes Park followed by stargazing in a large open meadow at the top of a gentle hill with excellent views of all horizons. The will be along with its telescope equipment to offer their expertise and guidance. The hike will cover 3-4 miles with some hills and is moderate difficulty. Register online with Venture Outdoors. 

Deer Lakes Park Blue Gill Parking Lot near Disc Golf Course 

7:00-10:00 p.m.

Fri., June 14

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers in Concert 

Free. Tommy Castro has been compared to Otis Redding and was named 2008’s Entertainer of the Year at the Blues Music Awards. He was also the big winner at the 2010 Blues Music Awards, including B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, Band of the Year, Contemporary Blues Album of the Year, & Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year. Since then he and his band have continued to make music and entertain their fans with their blend of blues and southern rock. 

South Park Amphitheater 

7:30 p.m.

Fri., June 14

Same Time, Next Year 

$12 admission. Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out by lovers Doris and George - each married to others - as they rendez-vous once a year. A play made famous by the classic movie starring Ellen Burstyn and Alan Alda. 

South Park Theatre - Call 412-831-8552 for reservations. www.southparktheatre.com 

8:00 p.m.

Fri., June 14

Star Party 

Free. Bring your own telescope or binoculars, or use one of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh’s permanent telescopes with its assistance. 

Deer Lakes Park Wagman Observatory 

Sunset

Saturday, June 15, 2013 

Sat., June 15

Miles Against Melanoma 5K Run/Walk 

$25 for advanced registration, $30 for day-of registration. Miles Against Melanoma is a nationwide non-profit organization whose mission is to fight melanoma by increasing awareness, supporting patients, survivors and families and fundraising for research. Pre-register online. 

South Park Edgebrook Field 

Check-in & day-of registration at 7:00 a.m.; opening ceremony at 8:30 a.m.; race/walk begins at 9:00 a.m.; after party at 10:00 a.m.

Sat., June 15

North Allegheny Horsemen's Association Fun Show 

$2 for association members, $4 for non-members. All ages and styles welcome. 

North Park Horse Show Area 

10:00 a.m.

Sat., June 15

Friends of Harrison Hills Park Monthly Meeting 

Harrison Hills Park Environmental Learning Center 

10:00 a.m.

Sat., June 15

L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools® – Kayaking 

$20. Expert instructors teach you basic paddling techniques and safety skills. All equipment provided. Minimum. Age is 8.  Ages 14 & under must be with a participating adult. Pre-register online. 

North Park Boat Launch Ramp 

10:00-11:30 a.m.

Sat., June 15

Venture Outdoors – Intro to Summer Backpacking 

$15 for Venture Outdoors members, $20 for non-members. Easy difficulty. Join us for a short hike and a discussion of summer backpacking essentials. This trip is designed to introduce the beginner to the basics of backpacking. Topics will include essential gear, packing your pack, water filtration and purification, cooking, and safety. If you are planning on joining us for a backpacking trip this summer, this program is strongly recommended. Register online with Venture Outdoors.

Meet at South Park Ice Rink Parking Lot 

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Sat., June 15

L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools® – Free Kayaking/Stand-Up Paddleboarding Demo 

Free demonstration opportunity for a brief paddle (10-15 min). Instructors and a variety of kayaks will be available. Minimum age is 8. Ages 14 & under must be with a participating adult. 

North Park Boat Launch Ramp 

12:00 noon-2:00 p.m.

Sat., June 15

Junior Gardening Class - Rose Day 

Free. Ages 6-12. Rose planting & care. Crafts & snacks included. 

White Oak Park Angora Gardens 

1:00-3:00 p.m.

Sat., June 15

Gardening Class – Creating a Pollinator & Edible Garden Free. Therapy for physical and mental conditioning - bring your favorite gardening hat, gloves & gardening tools. 

White Oak Park Angora Gardens 

1:00-3:00 p.m.

Sat., June 15

Pittsburgh Pride Minor League Football Game 

Free. The Pittsburgh Pride provides an avenue for adult football players to improve and showcase their skills in an organized and professional environment. As the most successful Minor League Football team in the Pittsburgh area, the Pride remains committed to providing our community with top notch, high-caliber and competitive football. Its style of play is entertaining, fan-friendly and represents the hard-nosed tradition of Western Pennsylvania football. Several Pride players have gone on to pursue careers in college and arena football. 

North Park J.C. Stone Field 

4:00 p.m.

Sat., June 15

Same Time, Next Year 

$12 admission. Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out by lovers Doris and George - each married to others - as they rendez-vous once a year. A play made famous by the classic movie starring Ellen Burstyn and Alan Alda. 

South Park Theatre - Call 412-831-8552 for reservations. www.southparktheatre.com 

8:00 p.m.

Sat., June 15

Star Party 

Free. Bring your own telescope or binoculars, or use one of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh’s permanent telescopes with its assistance. 

Deer Lakes Park Wagman Observatory 

Sunset

Sunday, June 16, 2013 

Sun., June 16

Free to Breathe® Pittsburgh Inaugural Lung Cancer 5K Walk & 1-Mile Walk 

$20 for online registration, $23 for mail-in registration, $25 for day-of registration. Free to Breathe provides an opportunity for lung cancer advocates, survivors & the community to come together to raise awareness and support to fight the disease. All proceeds will benefit the PA Lung Cancer Partnership's research, education, and awareness programs. 

Information & register online. 

North Park Boathouse 

Day-of registration & check-in at 8:00 a.m.; opening rally at 8:45 a.m.; kids dash at 9:00 a.m.; walk begins at 9:15 a.m.; closing rally at 10:45 a.m.

Sun., June 16

Venture Outdoors – White Oak Park Quest Hike 

$12 for Venture Outdoors members, $8 for non-members. Advanced difficulty. Join Bruce Cridlebaugh on this thorough exploration of White Oak Park. This advanced-level hike is intended to move at a brisk pace, covering a long distance (10-12 miles) over very hilly terrain. Hikers must be in good physical condition. This is not a casual walk in the park. The route connects the park's outermost trails for a day-long loop hike. In addition to some serious hiking, we will explore the history and special features of the park. Participants will receive a detailed hiking map of the park. Register online with Venture Outdoors. 

McClintock Playground Parking Lot 

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Sun., June 16

L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools® – Kayaking 

$20. Expert instructors teach you basic paddling techniques and safety skills. All equipment provided. Minimum. Age is 8.  Ages 14 & under must be with a participating adult. Pre-register online. 

North Park Boat Launch Ramp 

10:00-11:30 a.m.

Sun., June 16

Backyard Gardener Plant Swap 

Free. Gardeners bring extra perennial, annual and vegetable plants to trade with each other. All plants must be potted and labeled. It's a chance to meet other like-minded gardeners and add to your landscape. Gardeners are advised to get there early! 

North Park Ice Skating Rink Parking Lot 

12:00 noon-2:00 p.m.

Sun., June 16

Carpenter Log House Tours 

Donations accepted for maintenance of house & programs.

Boyce Park Carpenter Log House 

1:00-4:00 p.m.

Sun., June 16

Oliver Miller Homestead Tours 

$1 admission. Tours are self-guided, but the Miller Homestead Associates dress in period attire, give information about the family and the area history, demonstrate crafts, and answer questions. 

South Park Oliver Miller Homestead 

1:30-4:00 p.m.

Sun., June 16

Second Annual Father's Day Car Cruise 

Free. No pre-registration needed. D.J. Phil Lenz will be spinning oldies, and Mike Frazer from 3WS will broadcast from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. 

Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater 

2:00-7:00 p.m.

Sun., June 16

Same Time, Next Year 

$12 admission. Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out by lovers Doris and George - each married to others - as they rendez-vous once a year. A play made famous by the classic movie starring Ellen Burstyn and Alan Alda.Call 412-831-8552 for reservations. www.southparktheatre.com. 

South Park Theatre 

2:00 p.m.

 

Great Amazing Race 

$40 per team (2 people), $50 late registration. Modeled after the popular television show “The Amazing Race,” two-person teams race against other teams in a string of up to eight fun-filled challenges spread across a one-mile cross-country course. Each station will contain a Secret Clue Card that instructs each team to complete a task (game, relay, obstacle course, etc.) before proceeding to the next challenge station. The team that reaches the finish line with the fastest overall time wins. How well you work as a team is the most essential ingredient to winning the race. Register online. 

Settlers Cabin Park Moccasin Shelter 

Check-in & day-of registration at 2:15 p.m., race begins at 3:00 p.m.

Sun., June 16

Chuck Blasko & The Vogues in Concert 

Free. The Vogues are a traditional pop group from Turtle Creek who achieved nationwide success during the 1960s with their hits “You’re the One” and “Five O’Clock World.” 

Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater 

7:30 p.m.

 

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