2013-06-24


County Parks Activities, Events & Concerts for June 25-July 1

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Parks Department today announced its activities, events and concerts schedule for June 25 through July 1. 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.

To receive weekly email updates and other Parks Department news and information, sign up online at www.alleghenycounty.us/newsroom/RequestNews.aspx. Events, activities and programs are also posted on Allegheny County’s Facebook events page at  www.facebook.com/AlleghenyCounty/events. Download a copy of the Allegheny County Parks 2013 Fun Guide at www.alleghenycounty.us/parks/FunGuide.pdf.

The locations of major facilities and buildings in the County Parks are available on Google Maps at http://goo.gl/maps/KNc3i

TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013 

Tue., June 25

South Park Children’s Theatre pres. “Rumpelstiltskin” 

$2 admission 

South Park Theatre 

10:00 a.m.

Tue., June 25

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

Tue., June 25

Drawing with Color Pencils Class 

Free. Enjoy the versatile medium of colored pencils! Easy step-by-step instruction, perfect for beginners. No experience necessary. No pressure. Relaxing, fun lesson. You'll leave with a drawing you may be surprised you could make. Call 412-675-8556 or  email Angora Gardens to register or for more information. 

White Oak Park Angora Gardens 

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

Tue., June 25

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.

Tue., June 25

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.

Tue., June 25

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 25

South Park Children’s Theatre pres. “Rumpelstiltskin” 

$2 admission 

South Park Theatre 

6:30 p.m.

Tue., June 25

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 26, 2013 

Wed., June 26

Horses with Hope Program 

One-time application fee of $15. Each 45-minute session is $40. Pre-registration is required by calling Joanne Murdy at 412-607-8075 or Anne Davis at 615-513-4106. Several medical forms & releases are also required.  

Horses with Hope is a faith-based, non-profit organization that provides therapeutic riding and other equine-related activities to enhance the physical, mental, social & emotional needs of children & adults. Each session is taught by a PATH International certified instructor & trained volunteers who lead the horse and use side-walkers on each side of the rider. Each rider is instructed on horsemanship, grooming, tacking & mounted riding. The skills are determined by the rider’s capabilities & the instructor, while focusing on as much independence as possible. We are committed to providing safe, quality programs for children & adults. Get more information on our website or by calling Joanne Murdy at 412-607-8075 or Anne Davis at 615-513-4106. 

South Park Horse Show Ring 

9:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Wed., June 26

South Park Children’s Theatre pres. “Rumpelstiltskin” 

$2 admission 

South Park Theatre 

10:00 a.m.

Wed., June 26

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. 

Meyers Ridge, 901 Gray St., McKees Rocks 

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

Wed., June 26

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. 

Meyers Ridge, 901 Gray St., McKees Rocks 

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Wed., June 26

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.

Wed., June 26

BMX Olympic Day Race 

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

South Park BMX Track 

Registration at 6:00 p.m. Race at 7:30 p.m.

Wed., June 26

Elite Runners & Walkers – Summer Outdoor Series 

$10 per person. All runs will be Chronotrack Timed. 5K and 5-mile options with food and refreshments after. New to trail running? The Summer Outdoor Series is a fun, laid-back, no frills race. It is a great opportunity to take it off road! Get more information.  

Settlers Cabin Park Algonquin Shelter 

7:00 p.m.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013 

Thu., June 27

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. 

Meyers Ridge, 901 Gray St., McKees Rocks 

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

Thu., June 27

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 27

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. 

Meyers Ridge, 901 Gray St., McKees Rocks 

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Thu., June 27

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.

Thu., June 27

Boy Scout Merit Badge Program 

Free. For elementary school children with adult chaperones. This week is soil and water conservation study program. 

North Park Latodami Nature Center 

2:00-4:00 p.m.

Thu., June 27

Horses with Hope Program 

One-time application fee of $15. Each 45-minute session is $40. Pre-registration is required by calling Joanne Murdy at 412-607-8075 or Anne Davis at 615-513-4106. Several medical forms & releases are also required.  

Horses with Hope is a faith-based, non-profit organization that provides therapeutic riding and other equine-related activities to enhance the physical, mental, social & emotional needs of children & adults. Each session is taught by a PATH International certified instructor & trained volunteers who lead the horse and use side-walkers on each side of the rider. Each rider is instructed on horsemanship, grooming, tacking & mounted riding. The skills are determined by the rider’s capabilities & the instructor, while focusing on as much independence as possible. We are committed to providing safe, quality programs for children & adults. Get more information on our website or by calling Joanne Murdy at 412-607-8075 or Anne Davis at 615-513-4106. 

South Park Horse Show Ring 

4:30-7:30 p.m.

Thu., June 27

Painting Plein Air Class – Koi Fish Pond 

Free. Come take advantage of Angora Gardens' gorgeous surroundings in summer and paint outside! Easy step-by-step instruction, perfect for beginners. No experience necessary. No pressure. Relaxing, fun lesson. You'll leave with a painting you may be surprised you could make! Call 412-675-8556 or email Angora Gardens to register or for more information. 

White Oak Park Angora Gardens 

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Thu., June 27

L.L. Bean Pittsburgh Outing Club – Fly Casting Clinic 

Free. Here's your chance to learn a sport that you may end up loving for a lifetime. Our friendly, knowledgeable instructors will teach you the four-part cast, share helpful tips, and give you plenty of practice time. After about an hour of instruction, you’ll get to practice fishing in North Park Lake. Equipment is provided by L.L. Bean. If you plan to stay & fish later than 8:00 p.m., please bring your own equipment. A fishing license is not required for the clinic, but one is required for fishing. Get more information & sign up for the clinic. 

North Park Mars Shelter 

6:00 p.m.

Thu., June 27

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 27

South Park Theatre pres. “You Haven't Changed a Bit” 

$15 admission. A riotous Baby Boomer musical by Jerry & Steve Mayer about growing up at 60. The adventures of aging are filtered through three married couples that have known each other for more than 30 years. The husbands are fed up with the fact that their gender roles seem to have switched over the years, while the wives disapprove of their spouses' antics. Only time will tell if all three couples will make it down the aisle again to renew their wedding vows. For information & reservations, call 412-831-8552. 

South Park Theatre 

8:00 p.m.

Thu., June 27

"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!  

Deer Lakes Carp Field 

8:45 p.m.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013 

Fri., June 28

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. 

Meyers Ridge, 901 Gray St., McKees Rocks 

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

Fri., June 28

Horses with Hope Program 

One-time application fee of $15. Each 45-minute session is $40. Pre-registration is required by calling Joanne Murdy at 412-607-8075 or Anne Davis at 615-513-4106. Several medical forms & releases are also required.  

Horses with Hope is a faith-based, non-profit organization that provides therapeutic riding and other equine-related activities to enhance the physical, mental, social & emotional needs of children & adults. Each session is taught by a PATH International certified instructor & trained volunteers who lead the horse and use side-walkers on each side of the rider. Each rider is instructed on horsemanship, grooming, tacking & mounted riding. The skills are determined by the rider’s capabilities & the instructor, while focusing on as much independence as possible. We are committed to providing safe, quality programs for children & adults. Get more information on our website or by calling Joanne Murdy at 412-607-8075 or Anne Davis at 615-513-4106. 

South Park Horse Show Ring 

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Fri., June 28

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. 

Meyers Ridge, 901 Gray St., McKees Rocks 

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Fri., June 28

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.

Fri., June 28

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. Call 412-675-8556 or email Angora Gardens to register or for more information. 

White Oak Park Angora Gardens 

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Fri., June 28

BNY Mellon Jazz presents Monty Alexander in Concert 

Free. Pianist Monty Alexander has worked his entire career to bridge the gap between jazz, pop and music from his native country of Jamaica. He has recorded more than 70 albums during a career that spans more than five decades. 

South Park Amphitheater 

7:30 p.m.

Fri., June 28

South Park Theatre pres. “You Haven't Changed a Bit” 

$15 admission. A riotous Baby Boomer musical by Jerry & Steve Mayer about growing up at 60. The adventures of aging are filtered through three married couples that have known each other for more than 30 years. The husbands are fed up with the fact that their gender roles seem to have switched over the years, while the wives disapprove of their spouses' antics. Only time will tell if all three couples will make it down the aisle again to renew their wedding vows. For information & reservations, call 412-831-8552. 

South Park Theatre 

8:00 p.m.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2013 

Sat., June 29

Third Annual Fearless 5K Run/Walk 

$20 per person before June 24. $25 per person after June 24. The Third Annual Fearless 5K Run/Walk benefits the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. To date, we have assisted the Semper Fi Fund in aiding numerous injured members of our military and their families.Register online.  

North Park Boathouse 

8:30 a.m.

Sat., June 29

Pink Ribbon Round-Up Trail Ride 

All riders must sign up with an entry fee of $25 & commit to raising a minimum of $100. One in seven women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Help us raise money to find a cure for this dreaded disease. This is a chance to participate in a great trail ride and raise money for breast cancer research. Participants will receive a gift bag, including a T-shirt and treats for them and their horses Trail bosses and drag riders will organize groups of 20 riders to head out on the trail for a three-hour ride. Afterward, free souvenir photos will be available. Riders and horses are invited to enjoy a hearty picnic buffet where prizes will be awarded to those raising the most money. We will ride, rain or shine, so don't forget your poncho! To secure your space or for more information, call 412-638-9963 or visit our website. 

North Park Horse Show Area 

Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. The three-hour ride starts at 10:30 a.m.

Sat., June 29

Horses with Hope Program 

One-time application fee of $15. Each 45-minute session is $40. Pre-registration is required by calling Joanne Murdy at 412-607-8075 or Anne Davis at 615-513-4106. Several medical forms & releases are also required.  

Horses with Hope is a faith-based, non-profit organization that provides therapeutic riding and other equine-related activities to enhance the physical, mental, social & emotional needs of children & adults. Each session is taught by a PATH International certified instructor & trained volunteers who lead the horse and use side-walkers on each side of the rider. Each rider is instructed on horsemanship, grooming, tacking & mounted riding. The skills are determined by the rider’s capabilities & the instructor, while focusing on as much independence as possible. We are committed to providing safe, quality programs for children & adults. Get more information on our website or by calling Joanne Murdy at 412-607-8075 or Anne Davis at 615-513-4106. 

South Park Horse Show Ring 

9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Sat., June 29

L.L. Bean Pittsburgh Outing Club – Kayak Discovery Course 

$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 29

Introducing Fungi Hunting & Identification 

Free. Pre-registration required by calling 724-224-4102 or emailing friendsofharrisonhills@comcast.net. Program sponsored by the Friends of Harrison Hills Park and the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club. 

Harrison Hills Park Environmental Learning Center 

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

Sat., June 29

Venture Outdoors Hike & Eat Locally 

$20 for non-members. $15 for Venture Outdoors members. Easy difficulty. Celebrate the seasonal fare of Western Pennsylvania as we venture on a four-mile easy hike through Settlers Cabin Park and learn the natural and social history of the area. Afterward, we will enjoy a picnic of homemade seasonal dishes incorporating locally grown foods. Register online with Venture Outdoors.  

Settlers Cabin Park Administration Building 

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Sat., June 29

Kids Fitness Class 

Free. Children 6-12 years old. 45-minute class designed to get kids moving and active while having fun and increasing their cardio endurance, strength and flexibility. This class is ideal for all children and will incorporate basic aerobic exercises, as well as physical activities and playful competition to get their hearts pumping and interests engaged. All children ages 6-12 are welcome. Call 412-675-8556 or email Angora Gardens to register or for more information. 

White Oak Park Angora Gardens 

12:00 noon-12:45 p.m.

Sat., June 29

L.L. Bean Pittsburgh Outing Club – Free Kayaking/Stand-Up Paddleboarding Demonstration 

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 29

Semi-Pro Football – Western PA Wildcatz vs. Northern Ohio Destroyers 

$7 for adults. $5 for children ages 12 & under. Season passes are $20. The Western PA Wildcatz Semi Pro Football Team was started to help young men advance in our community. There are many talented young adults who are unable to attend college in order to continue playing football due to lack of proper finances. The Heartland Semi-Pro Football League is a way from them to excel on and off the field. It not only gives them an opportunity to advance their football careers, but it also provides an opportunity for the community to come together and support local small businesses. The Wildcatz are dedicated to making a positive impact and giving back by donating time and resources to local charities, as well as to being role models. Get more information. 

North Park J.C. Stone Field 

7:00 p.m.

Sat., June 29

South Park Theatre pres. “You Haven't Changed a Bit” 

$15 admission. A riotous Baby Boomer musical by Jerry & Steve Mayer about growing up at 60. The adventures of aging are filtered through three married couples that have known each other for more than 30 years. The husbands are fed up with the fact that their gender roles seem to have switched over the years, while the wives disapprove of their spouses' antics. Only time will tell if all three couples will make it down the aisle again to renew their wedding vows. For information & reservations, call 412-831-8552. 

South Park Theatre 

8:00 p.m.

SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2013 

Sun., June 30

Jeff Fromlack Memorial 5K Walk/Run 

$30 per person in advance. $35 per person on day of event. On January 27, 2013, we lost a great man to a tragic accident. Jeff influenced everyone he met in so many ways, and he always knew how to make people smile. Join us in running or walking in his memory. To celebrate his birthday the way he would have wanted to, we ask everyone to dress in “costume”(although it is not required). All proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. With enough support, we plan on celebrating Jeff's birthday annually with this 5K event. Register for the run/walk online.  

North Park Boathouse 

Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. Walk/Run starts at 8:00 a.m.

Sun., June 30

Venture Outdoors South Park Quest Hike 

$8 for non-members. $12 for Venture Outdoors members. Advanced difficulty. Join Bruce Cridlebaugh on this thorough exploration of South 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. 

South Park Oliver Miller Homestead 

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

Sun., June 30

L.L. Bean Pittsburgh Outing Club – Kayak Discovery Course 

$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 30

BMX Practice 

$10 per rider. 

South Park BMX Track 

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Sun., June 30

Carpenter Log House Tours 

Donations accepted for maintenance of house & programs.

Boyce Park Carpenter Log House 

1:00-4:00 p.m.

Sun., June 30

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. Last admission at 4:00 p.m. 

South Park Oliver Miller Homestead 

1:30-4:30 p.m.

Sun., June 30

South Park Theatre pres. “You Haven't Changed a Bit” 

$15 admission. A riotous Baby Boomer musical by Jerry & Steve Mayer about growing up at 60. The adventures of aging are filtered through three married couples that have known each other for more than 30 years. The husbands are fed up with the fact that their gender roles seem to have switched over the years, while the wives disapprove of their spouses' antics. Only time will tell if all three couples will make it down the aisle again to renew their wedding vows. For information & reservations, call 412-831-8552. 

South Park Theatre 

2:00 p.m.

Sun., June 30

Sara Watkins in Concert 

Free. Sara Watkins began her career playing fiddle in the bluegrass band Nickel Creek, winning a Grammy with the group in 2003. After the band went on hiatus, she began her solo career as a singer-songwriter. Since going solo, she has developed her own distinct country-bluegrass sound. 

Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater 

7:30 p.m.

MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013 

Mon., July 1

Horses with Hope Program 

One-time application fee of $15. Each 45-minute session is $40. Pre-registration is required by calling Joanne Murdy at 412-607-8075 or Anne Davis at 615-513-4106. Several medical forms & releases are also required.  

Horses with Hope is a faith-based, non-profit organization that provides therapeutic riding and other equine-related activities to enhance the physical, mental, social & emotional needs of children & adults. Each session is taught by a PATH International certified instructor & trained volunteers who lead the horse and use side-walkers on each side of the rider. Each rider is instructed on horsemanship, grooming, tacking & mounted riding. The skills are determined by the rider’s capabilities & the instructor, while focusing on as much independence as possible. We are committed to providing safe, quality programs for children & adults. Get more information on our website or by calling Joanne Murdy at 412-607-8075 or Anne Davis at 615-513-4106. 

South Park Horse Show Ring 

9:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Mon., July 1

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. 

9th Street Ball Field, 9th St. & Ohio Ave., Glassport 

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

Mon., July 1

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. 

9th Street Ball Field, 9th St. & Ohio Ave., Glassport 

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Mon., July 1

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., July 1

South Park Children’s Theatre pres. “The Ugly Duckling & Other Tails” 

$2 admission 

South Park Theatre 

6:30 p.m.

 

 

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