2013-06-17


Allegheny County Parks Activities, Events & Concerts for June 18-24

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Parks Department today announced its activities, events and concerts schedule for June 18-24. 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.

 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 

Tue., June 18

Venture Outdoors A3 Paddle 

$29 for non-members, $22 for members. Easy difficulty. Join us on tranquil North Park Lake for this A3 (Active, Aging Adults) paddle. We’ll start with instructionsand plenty of practice, and then head onto North Park Lake to see just how easy it is to paddle. Kayaks, guides and instruction are provided. This social outing is geared toward active, aging adults 55-80, but is open to everyone. Register online with Venture Outdoors. 

North Park Boathouse 

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

Tue., June 18

South Park Children’s Theatre pres. “Rumpelstiltskin” 

$2 admission 

South Park Theatre 

10:00 a.m.

Tue., June 18

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 18

Vitamins 101 Class – Weight Loss 

Free. Class discusses the latest health care trends. Call 412-675-8556 or email Angora Gardens to register or for more information. 

White Oak Park Angora Gardens 

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Tue., June 18

South Park Children’s Theatre pres. “Rumpelstiltskin” 

$2 admission 

South Park Theatre 

6:30 p.m.

Tue., June 18

Summer Adult Basketball Leagues Begin 

No entry fee, only cost is that of the referees. Pre-registration required. Adult Basketball Leagues consists of 24 teams between Boyce, North and South parks with 10 players per team). Each team will play a 14-game schedule. Participants will receive a t-shirt. League winners and runner-ups will receive trophies. League winners play for Parks Department Championship. For more information contact Clarence Hopson at 412-350-2313.  

Boyce Park Basketball Courts, North Park Basketball Courts & South Park Basketball Courts 

7:30 p.m.

Tue., June 18

South Park Table Tennis – Competitive Play 

Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level. South Park Table Tennis membership is $40 per year. New members are welcome to visit three times for free. 

South Park Home Economics Building 

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 

Wed., June 19

South Park Children’s Theatre pres. “Rumpelstiltskin” 

$2 admission 

South Park Theatre 

10:00 a.m.

Wed., June 19

BNY Mellon pres. CAPA Jazz: Past, Present & Future 

Free. The concert will feature more than 25 musicians, including current Pittsburgh School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) students, graduates, and current and past teachers. The group comes together to celebrate the legacy of jazz that has been a part of CAPA since 1979.  

Allegheny County Courthouse Courtyard 

12:00 noon

Wed., June 19

BMX Race 

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

South Park BMX Track 

7:30 p.m.

Wed., June 19

Friends of South Park Meeting 

The Friends of South Park is a citizen advocacy group focused on park improvement. Their mission is to preserve the rich heritage and resources of the park by identifying areas of the park that need improvement, then acquiring resources to accomplish the task. 

South Park Buffalo Inn 

7:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 

Thu., June 20

South Park Men’s Golf Championship 

$60 for adults (ages 18-59), $45 for seniors (ages 60 & older) with pass, $50 for juniors (ages 17 & under). Cart fee not included. 36-hole event. Winner gets a pass for free greens fees for a year. For more information, contact Bill McGrady at 412-835-3545. 

South Park Golf Course 

8:00 a.m.

Thu., June 20

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 20

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 20

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 

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Thu., June 20

South Park Table Tennis – Informal Practice 

Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level. South Park Table Tennis membership is $40 per year. New members are welcome to visit three times for free. 

South Park Home Economics Building 

7:30 p.m.

Thu., June 20

South Park Theatre pres. “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. 

South Park Theatre 

8:00 p.m.

Thu., June 20

"Books to Life" Cinema Series - The Lorax (PG) 

Free. Weather permitting. Attendees may bring food and non-alcoholic beverages. Adapted from the Dr. Seuss book, “The Lorax” tells the story of Ted Wiggins, a boy who lives in Thneedville. Ted visits the Once-ler, a hermit living outside of the city, and discovers the dark past that surrounds Thneedville’s lack of trees. After receiving a tree seed from the Once-ler, the responsibility of reviving the trees lies in Ted’s hands. Once again this summer, we are partnering with the Allegheny County Library Association to bring books to life. Check out “The Lorax” from your local ACLA library or Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh branch, and then come watch the movie with us!  

White Oak Park Poplar 1 Grove 

8:45 p.m.

Friday, June 21, 2013 

Fri., June 21

The Wailers in Concert 

Free. Following the death of Bob Marley, the Wailers were led by Aston “Family Man” Barrett. They have continued to make music and have sold more than 250 million records dating back to their time with Bob Marley. The Wailers are known as the greatest living exponents of Jamaica’s reggae tradition. 

South Park Amphitheater 

7:30 p.m.

Fri., June 21

Venture Outdoors Summer Solstice Hike 

$10 non-member/ $6 member - Easy difficulty - Join us for an evening of exploration on an easy 3-4 mile hike around Hartwood Acres. On the longest day of the year, we will enjoy the tranquility of the evening, while listening for the critters that prefer the dark and stopping occasionally to gaze at the stars. Register online with Venture Outdoors. 

Hartwood Mansion Parking Lot 

7:00-9:30p.m.

Fri., June 21

South Park Theatre pres. “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. 

South Park Theatre 

8:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 22, 2013 

Sat., June 22

Hell Hath No Hurry Trail Race 

5-6 Mile Race is $25 by 6/21 or $30 day-of. 4-Hour Challenge is $30 by 6/21 or $35 day-of. 8-Hour Challenge is $35 by 6/21 or $40 day-of. 12-Hour Challenge is $40 by 6/21 or $45 day-of. This event is aimed toward those who like to go into the woods and see what they are made of. The main event this year is a 4-, 8-, and 12-hour endurance race. All runners will be traversing the same 5-6 mile loop as many times as they can in their respective time period. The winners of each category are those who have completed the most miles in the allotted time period. Additionally, There is going to be a 5-6 mile trail race. This event is going to transverse the same loop that the 4/8/12 hour runners will be running, but they will only be doing the loop once. This event will serve as an introduction to the event and trails it utilizes. It will also provide a faster option to come out and support the event without having to commit an entire day. Register for the race.  

Settlers Cabin Park Algonquin Shelter 

12-Hour Challenge starts at 6:00 a.m. 5-6 Mile Race starts at 8:00 a.m. 8-Hour Challenge starts at 10:00 a.m. 4-Hour Challenge starts at 2:00 p.m.

Sat., June 22

Congenital Heart Walk 

Fundraising encouraged - no minimum or maximum to participate. This year's walk will once again include a great route, food and fun. This meaningful joint venture between the Adult Congenital Heart Association and Children's Heart Foundation is designed to bring together the congenital heart disease community like never before. We hope that you will consider forming a team and recruiting your friends, family members, and co-workers to become a part of our walk. Register or sponsor a walker. 

North Park Boathouse 

Registration at 8:30 a.m. Walk begins at 10:00 a.m.

Sat., June 22

Ballou Skies 2-Mile Walk/Run 

$20 pre-registration, $25 day-of registration. The mission of Ballou Skies is to provide funds to map the hearts of boys and girls with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which weakens all muscles. Without a cure, the most important muscle, the heart, will fail. If we can look at numerous hearts and map the progression of scarring and the weakening of this vital muscle, we can hopefully extend lives until there is a cure. Register for the walk.  

North Park Carnegie Shelter 

9:00 a.m.

Sat., June 22

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 22

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 22

South Park Theatre pres. “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. 

South Park Theatre 

8:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 

Sun., June 23

Catholic Hospice 2nd Annual Peace. Love. Run Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk 

Half marathon $45 (day of $50). 5K Run/Walk $20 (day of $25). Catholic Hospice & Palliative Services cares for those of all faiths. As a registered 501(c)(3) organization, proceeds raised through Peace. Love. Run. will directly benefit patients. of Catholic Hospice & Palliative Service’s special program of care. Register for the event.  

North Park Boathouse 

Half marathon registration at 6:45 a.m. and race at 7:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk registration at 7:30 a.m. and race at 8:15 a.m.

Sun., June 23

Pittsburgh Walk for Williams 

$20 individual/$50 for family of 4. Williams Syndrome (WS) is a genetic condition that is present at birth and can affect anyone. It is characterized by medical and developmental problems such as, cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, and learning disabilities. The Williams Syndrome Association is the most comprehensive resource for people and families living with WS, as well as doctors, researchers and educators - funding groundbreaking research, hosting camps and conventions, providing scholarships, coordinating regional programming and more. By joining forces with the WSA and local volunteers, you are changing the future for all individuals with Williams Syndrome. Pack a lunch and join us following the walk for a bake sale, a gift basket raffle and much more family fun. Register for the walk.  

North Park Carnegie Shelter 

Registration at 9:30 a.m. Walk starts at 10:00 a.m.

Sun., June 23

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 23

Carpenter Log House Tours 

Donations accepted for maintenance of house & programs.

Boyce Park Carpenter Log House 

1:00-4:00 p.m.

Sun., June 23

Oliver Miller Homestead 18th Century Wedding 

$2 admission. A young couple will be wed in the traditions of the time, and a widow will wed in a “shift wedding” showing that she brings nothing of value to the wedding. Come and experience the pre-wedding festivities, the weddings, and the celebration. 

South Park Oliver Miller Homestead 

1:30-4:30 p.m.

Sun., June 23

Langhorne Slim & The Law in Concert 

Free. Up and coming musician Langhorne Slim’s music has developed from influences across America and can be described as folk rock. The complex sound is sure to win over audiences just as much as the upbeat and exciting live show.  

Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater 

7:30 p.m.

Monday, June 24, 2013 

Mon., June 24

Allegheny County Traveling Sports Clinic 

Free. Boys & girls, ages 6 & older, are invited to participate & learn proper techniques in a variety of sports, including baseball, football, soccer & basketball. The clinic also emphasizes fundamental rules & fair play. No pre-registration is needed! Just come out & have fun! For more information, call 412-350-2478. 

Transverse Park, Mt. Oliver 

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

Mon., June 24

One Stroke Painting Class: Leaves 

Free. Advanced class.  Call 412-675-8556 or email Angora Gardens to register or for questions. 

White Oak Park Angora Gardens 

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

Mon., June 24

Allegheny County Traveling Sports Clinic 

Free. Boys & girls, ages 6 & older, are invited to participate & learn proper techniques in a variety of sports, including baseball, football, soccer & basketball. The clinic also emphasizes fundamental rules & fair play. No pre-registration is needed! Just come out & have fun! For more information, call 412-350-2478. 

Transverse Park, Mt. Oliver 

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Mon., June 24

Show Stoppers Summer Theater Camp 

For more information or to register, call the South Park Theatre at 412-831-8552. 

South Park Theatre 

1:00-3:30 p.m.

Mon., June 24

BMX Practice 

$5 per rider. 

South Park BMX Track 

6:30-9:30 p.m.

 

 

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