2013-08-16


Allegheny County Parks Activities, Events & Concerts for August 20-26

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Parks Department today announced its activities, events and concerts schedule for August 20-26. 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 20, 2013 

Tue., Aug. 20 

Relaxology 

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. 

Tue., Aug. 20 

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. 20 

Dr. Agona Weight Loss – 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. 20 

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, AUGUST 21, 2013 

Wed., Aug. 21 

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. 21 

L.L. Bean Pittsburgh Outing Club Full Moon Kayak Tour 

$49 per person. Easy difficulty level. Ages 10 & older may participate (ages 10-14 must be accompanied by a participating adult). Discover the night life. Cruise along calm waters under the glow of the summer full moon when all your senses are magnified, and the serenity of a secluded lake is truly spectacular. On this leisurely moonlit excursion, you'll get an unparalleled chance to experience nature up close. After a short paddling demonstration, your experienced guides will lead you on an interpretive tour, sharing interesting facts about the area's history and surrounding wildlife. No prior kayaking experience is needed. Pre-register online. 

North Park Boat Launch Ramp 

7:00-10:00 p.m. 

Wed., Aug. 21 

Friends of South Park Meeting 

The Friends of South Park is a citizen’s advocacy group focused on park enhancement. Their mission is to preserve the rich heritage and resources of the park by identifying areas of the park that need to be improved, and then acquiring resources to accomplish the improvements. They meet on the third Wednesday of the month. 

South Park Buffalo Inn 

7:30 p.m. 

Wed., Aug. 21 

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 22, 2013 

Thu., Aug. 22 

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. 22 

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. 22 

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. 22 

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. 22 

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. 22 

"Books to Life" Movie 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!  

Harrison Hills Park McCurdy Soccer Field 

8:30 p.m. 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2013 

Fri., Aug. 23 

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. 23 

Duquesne University Tamburitzans 

America's longest-running multicultural song and dance company, the Duquesne University Tamburitzans is a unique ensemble of talented young folk artists dedicated to the performance and preservation of the music, songs, and dances of Eastern Europe and neighboring folk cultures. 

South Park Amphitheater 

7:30 p.m. 

Fri., Aug. 23 

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. 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2013 

Sat., Aug. 24 

Venture Outdoors Tri-It 

$40 for non-members. $30 for Venture Outdoors members. $25 for kids (minimum age 12). Easy difficulty. Try three activities in one day with VO's Tri-It at North Park. Over the course of three hours, we'll lead you on a paddle, bike ride, and hike. You'll be able to enjoy the many features of the park and finish up with a picnic by the water. Register online at Venture Outdoors. 

North Park Boathouse 

8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon 

Sat., Aug. 24 

Saddle Up Open Horse Show Series 

Grounds fee $1 per horse. Check website for additional entry fees. 

South Park Horse Show Ring 

9:00 a.m. 

Sat., Aug. 24 

American Parkinson Disease Association Pittsburgh 5K Run & 1-Mile Walk 

$12 registration fee. Everyone can join in the quest as participants, cheering sections, sponsors, volunteers and contributors. The walk may be enjoyed by participants of all ages and is accessible. It is a family day that will make a difference in the lives of those living with Parkinson’s disease. The first 200 participants who register will receive a walk t-shirt. Refreshments will also be available for walkers and runner. Check-in starts at 9:30 a.m. Run & walk begin at 10:00 a.m. Get more information & register online. 

North Park Boathouse 

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 

Sat., Aug. 24 

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., Aug. 24 

Environmental Learning Center Tours 

Free & open to the public. 

Harrison Hills Park Environmental Learning Center 

10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon 

Sat., Aug. 24 

Painting Cats & Dogs  

Ages 7-14. 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. 

Sat., Aug. 24 

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., Aug. 24 

Venture Outdoors Berry Pie Hike 

$16 for non-members. $12 for Venture Outdoors members. $8 for kids. Easy difficulty - The summer fruit season is upon us! Enjoy blueberries, black raspberries and other locally-grown fruits in a variety of homemade pies. We'll go for an easy hike through South Park and afterward sample on these tasty fruits wrapped in a sweet, flaky crust. Register online at Venture Outdoors. 

South Park  

1:00-4:00 p.m. 

Sat., Aug. 24 

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. 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2013 

Sun., Aug. 25 

Team Up! 5K for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund 

$25 registration fee. Devan Donovan, a 2013 Pine Richland Graduate, has organized this 5K for the 2nd year in a row. All proceeds benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which supports severely wounded U.S. service members. The fund is working to build nine satellite rehabilitation centers for service members with traumatic brain injuries or post-traumatic stress disorder that will keep them closer to their families. Get more information & register online. 

North Park Boathouse 

9:00 a.m. 

Sun., Aug. 25 

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. 

Sun., Aug. 25 

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., Aug. 25 

Environmental Learning Center Tours 

Free & open to the public. 

Harrison Hills Park Environmental Learning Center 

1:00-3:00 p.m. 

Sun., Aug. 25 

Carpenter Log House Tours 

Donations accepted for maintenance of house & programs. 

Boyce Park Carpenter Log House 

1:00-4:00 p.m. 

Sun., Aug. 25 

Oliver Miller Homestead Summer Frolic & Games 

$2 admission. Join the Millers as they relax with games and contests before the hard work of harvest begins. Try your hand at frontier games. Last admission at 4:00 p.m. 

South Park Oliver Miller Homestead 

1:30-4:30 p.m. 

Sun., Aug. 25 

Rickie Lee Jones in Concert  

Free. During the course of a career of over three decades, the Grammy-winning artist has recorded in various musical styles including rock, R&B, blues, pop, soul & jazz. Her songwriting has been characterized as “a blend of bravado and vulnerability [that] wavers on indefinable borders.” 

Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater 

7:30 p.m. 

MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013 

Mon., Aug. 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. 

Mon., Aug. 26 

BMX Practice 

$5 per rider. 

South Park BMX Track 

6:30-9:30 p.m. 

 

 

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