2013-08-01


Allegheny County Parks Activities, Events & Concerts for August 6-12

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Parks Department today announced its activities, events and concerts schedule for August 6-12. 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, AUGUST 6, 2013 

ROUND HILL SPRAY PARK CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE ALL DAY 

Tue., Aug. 6 

South Park Children’s Theatre presents “12 Dancing Princesses” 

$2 admission 

South Park Theatre 

10:00 a.m. 

Tue., Aug. 6 

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., Aug. 6 

Dr. Agona Weight Loss Class – Part 4 

Free. 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., Aug. 6 

South Park Children’s Theatre presents “12 Dancing Princesses” 

$2 admission 

South Park Theatre 

6:30 p.m. 

Tue., Aug. 6 

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. 

Tue., Aug. 6 

Summer Adult Basketball Leagues Park Championships Adult Basketball Leagues consists of 24 teams between Boyce, North and South parks with 10 players per team). Each team plays a 14-game schedule. League winners play for Parks Department Championship.  

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

7:30 p.m. 

Tue., Aug. 6 

Summer Adult Basketball Leagues Park Championships Adult Basketball Leagues consists of 24 teams between Boyce, North and South parks with 10 players per team). Each team plays a 14-game schedule. League winners play for Parks Department Championship.  

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

8:30 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013 

DEER LAKES SPRAY PARK CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE ALL DAY 

Wed., Aug. 7 

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., Aug. 7 

South Park Children’s Theatre presents “12 Dancing Princesses” 

$2 admission 

South Park Theatre 

10:00 a.m. 

Wed., Aug. 7 

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. 

Wed., Aug. 7 

BMX Race 

$9 per rider. $4 for same rider 2nd bike. $5 strider. Registration begins at 6:00 p.m. Race begins at 7:30 p.m. 

South Park BMX Track 

7:30 p.m. 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2013 

Thu., Aug. 8 

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., Aug. 8 

Tai Chi Class 

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

White Oak Park Angora Gardens 

11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon 

Thu., Aug. 8 

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., Aug. 8 

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

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 

6:00-8:00 p.m. 

Thu., Aug. 8 

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., Aug. 8 

Summer Adult Basketball Leagues Park Championships Adult Basketball Leagues consists of 24 teams between Boyce, North and South parks with 10 players per team). Each team plays a 14-game schedule. League winners play for Parks Department Championship.  

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

7:30 p.m. 

Thu., Aug. 8 

Summer Adult Basketball Leagues Park Championships Adult Basketball Leagues consists of 24 teams between Boyce, North and South parks with 10 players per team). Each team plays a 14-game schedule. League winners play for Parks Department Championship.  

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

8:30 p.m. 

Thu., Aug. 8 

South Park Theatre presents “Tuesdays with Morrie” 

$12 admission. The autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit, turns into a weekly pilgrimage – and a last class in the meaning of life. For information & reservations, call 412-831-8552. 

South Park Theatre 

8:00 p.m. 

Thu., Aug. 8 

"Books to Life" Cinema Series – Oz the Great & Powerful 

Free. Weather permitting. Attendees may bring food & non-alcoholic beverages.  

Disney’s fantastical adventure from the director of the Spider-Man trilogy follows Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics. When Diggs is hurled away to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot – until he meets three witches, who aren’t convinced he’s the great wizard everyone’s expecting. Reluctantly drawn into epic problems facing Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it’s too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity – and even some wizardry – Oscar transforms himself into the great wizard and a better man. Rated PG. 

Once again this summer, we are partnering with the Allegheny County Library Association to bring books to life. Check out the book from your local ACLA library or Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh branch, and then come watch the movie with us!  

Round Hill Park Visitors Center 

8:30 p.m. 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2013 

Fri., Aug. 9 

Yoga Class 

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

White Oak Park Angora Gardens 

11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon 

Fri., Aug. 9 

Fitness Class 

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

White Oak Park Angora Gardens 

12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. 

Fri., Aug. 9 

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., Aug. 9 

Global Diversity Fest  

Free. Allegheny County & Vibrant Pittsburgh invite you to celebrate our region’s vibrancy & diversity at the inaugural Global Diversity Fest. The event will feature food, crafts & information from diverse communities, associations & employee resource groups. A free concert featuring Los Amigos Invisibles & Global Beats will take place at 7:30 p.m. 

South Park Amphitheater 

6:00 p.m. 

Fri., Aug. 9 

Venture Outdoors Star Party Hike 

$12 for non-members. $8 for Venture Outdoors 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., Aug. 9 

Los Amigos Invisibles & Global Beats in Concert 

Free following the Global Diversity Fest. Los Amigos Invisibles is a Venezuelan band that offers an infectious blend of disco, jazz & funk mixed with Latin rhythms. Global Beats is a leading producer of global music events to foster multicultural exchanges and to be an agent of social change through the sounds and fusion of world music. 

South Park Amphitheater 

7:30 p.m. 

Fri., Aug. 9 

South Park Theatre presents “Tuesdays with Morrie” 

$12 admission. The autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit, turns into a weekly pilgrimage – and a last class in the meaning of life. For information & reservations, call 412-831-8552. 

South Park Theatre 

8:00 p.m. 

Fri., Aug. 9 

Wagman Observatory Star Party 

Free. Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh (AAAP) members give a guided tour of the sky – an introduction to the constellations and brighter stars. Wagman Observatory’s two large, permanent telescopes will be open and staffed. There are also displays inside the observatory. Visitors are also welcome to use portable telescopes set up by AAAP members. Attendees may bring their own telescopes, and AAAP members will assist with set up and operation if needed. Many visitors bring binoculars or just use their eyes. People with disabilities are encouraged to attend. Portable telescopes are easily positioned for viewing by anyone. A parking pad gives wheelchair vans easy access to the observatory. There is no running water, so comfort facilities consist of a portable toilet. No food or drinks are served, so visitors are encouraged to bring their own snacks & non-alcoholic beverages. Lawn chairs are also recommended. 

Deer Lakes Park Wagman Observatory 

9:00 p.m. 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2013 

Sat., Aug. 10 

Habitat for Humanity Kids Triathlon 

$30 registration fee. Ages 7-9 & 10-12. Bike & helmet required. The Kids Triathlon started as a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh, but it has become much more during the past 13 years. While it remains Habitat’s major event to raise money to build houses for people in need of affordable, decent housing, it also gives kids a fun and energy-burning activity in the summertime! Get more information. 

North Park Swimming Pool 

7:00 a.m. 

Sat., Aug. 10 

Venture Outdoors Tandem Canoe Rescue & Recovery 

$33 for non-members. $25 for Venture Outdoors members.  Moderate difficulty. Join us for a full-day, in-water class on Tandem Canoe Rescues & Recovery taught by a certified ACA instructor. Once the basic water safety issues and PFD tests are covered, in-water topics will include: controlled swamping and deep water exits; boat over boat recovery; stirrup rescue; and heel hook rescue. This is an in-water class, and participants will be in and out of the water throughout the class. Class size is limited. A tandem canoe is included in the fee. However, if you have a tandem canoe, please bring it and you will receive a discount. Register online with Venture Outdoors. 

North Park Boathouse 

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 

Sat., Aug. 10 

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., Aug. 10 

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

$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., Aug. 10 

Free Kayaking & Stand-Up Paddleboarding Demonstration by L.L. Bean Pittsburgh Outing Club 

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., Aug. 10 

Gentle Giants Nature Program 

$5 per person. Pre-registration required by calling 412-767-9200. Observe colors, shapes & textures of our largest “woody” plants. Includes a summer natural history walk & garden tour/Monarch butterfly watch. 

Hartwood Acres Mansion 

12:30-4:00 p.m. 

Sat., Aug. 10 

Bug Hunt with Entomologist Grace Clark 

Free. Reservations required by calling 724-224-4102.   

Harrison Hills Park Environmental Learning Center 

1:00-3:00 p.m. 

Sat., Aug. 10 

Shakespeare in South Park presents “Romeo & Juliet” 

$10 admission at the door. Picnic blankets & lawn chairs welcomed. For more information, call the South Park Theatre at 412-831-8552 or visit its website. 

South Park Theatre Outdoor Stage(weather permitting) 

2:00 p.m. 

Sat., Aug. 10 

South Park Theatre presents “Tuesdays with Morrie” 

$12 admission. The autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit, turns into a weekly pilgrimage – and a last class in the meaning of life. For information & reservations, call 412-831-8552. 

South Park Theatre 

8:00 p.m. 

Sat., Aug. 10 

Wagman Observatory Star Party 

Free. Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh (AAAP) members give a guided tour of the sky – an introduction to the constellations and brighter stars. Wagman Observatory’s two large, permanent telescopes will be open and staffed. There are also displays inside the observatory. Visitors are also welcome to use portable telescopes set up by AAAP members. Attendees may bring their own telescopes, and AAAP members will assist with set up and operation if needed. Many visitors bring binoculars or just use their eyes. People with disabilities are encouraged to attend. Portable telescopes are easily positioned for viewing by anyone. A parking pad gives wheelchair vans easy access to the observatory. There is no running water, so comfort facilities consist of a portable toilet. No food or drinks are served, so visitors are encouraged to bring their own snacks & non-alcoholic beverages. Lawn chairs are also recommended. 

Deer Lakes Park Wagman Observatory 

9:00 p.m. 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2013 

Sun., Aug. 11 

2013 Janney & the Y North Park Triathlon 

$45 for individual USAT members & $57 for non-members. $75 for USAT member team & $87 for non-member teams. Course: swim 700 meters; bike 12 miles; & run 3.1 miles Get more information and register online. Presented by Janney Montgomery Scott and Tri Rivers Surgical Associates. 

North Park Swimming Pool 

7:30 a.m. 

Sun., Aug. 11 

Kayak Discovery Course byL.L. Bean Pittsburgh Outing Club 

$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., Aug. 11 

Pulmonary Hypertension Association 2nd Annual Pittsburgh PGH-PH Walking PHor a Cure 

$25 for an individual walker, $15 for each additional family member 12 & older, $10 for each child 11 & under. The Pittsburgh PH Support Group welcomes you to Walking PHor a Cure for PH in support of the Race of Our Lives Campaign. We may be able to walk ourselves. We may need a walker or wheelchair. We may even have someone walk for us. Whichever way, we will be there to support each other. Let’s start Walking PHor a Cure and cover the miles of the country together. Get more information & register. 

North Park Beveridge Shelter 

1:00 p.m. 

Sun., Aug. 11 

Carpenter Log House Tours 

Donations accepted for maintenance of house & programs. 

Boyce Park Carpenter Log House 

1:00-4:00 p.m. 

Sun., Aug. 11 

Oliver Miller Homestead Summer Flax Fest 

$2 admission. The process of turning the flax plant into linen cloth will be demonstrated. Summer chores and a sampler needlework display are highlighted.Tours are self-guided. Oliver Miller Homestead Associates dress in period attire, give information about family & 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., Aug. 11 

Shakespeare in South Park presents “Romeo & Juliet” 

$10 admission at the door. Picnic blankets & lawn chairs welcomed. For more information, call the South Park Theatre at 412-831-8552 or visit its website. 

South Park Theatre Outdoor Stage(weather permitting) 

2:00 p.m. 

Sun., Aug. 11 

South Park Theatre presents “Tuesdays with Morrie” 

$12 admission. The autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit, turns into a weekly pilgrimage – and a last class in the meaning of life. For information & reservations, call 412-831-8552. 

South Park Theatre 

2:00 p.m. 

Sun., Aug. 11 

Galactic in Concert 

Free. Galactic formed 18 years ago in New Orleans & cut their teeth playing at Mardi Gras. Over the years, their sound has evolved from organic funk to a more modern style incorporating elements of hip hop, electronica, fusion & jazz. 

Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater 

7:30 p.m. 

MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2013 

Mon., Aug. 12 

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., Aug. 12 

Ripped Fitness Class 

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

White Oak Park Angora Gardens 

5:00-6:00 p.m. 

Mon., Aug. 12 

Venture Outdoors Beginner Paddle 

$29 for non-members & $22 Venture Outdoors members. Easy difficulty. Minimum age for solo kayaks is 12. Is the idea of jumping into a kayak on the Allegheny River a bit beyond your comfort level? Then North Park Lake is the perfect place for you to experience the joys of kayaking. We’ll start with instructions and plenty of practice, and then head onto tranquil North Park Lake to see just how easy it is to paddle. Kayaks, guides and instruction are provided. Register online. 

North Park Boathouse 

6:00-8:00 p.m. 

Mon., Aug. 12 

BMX Practice 

$5 per rider. 

South Park BMX Track 

6:30-9:30 p.m. 

 

 

# # #