2013-09-20


Allegheny County Parks Activities, Events & Concerts for Sept. 24-30

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Parks Department today announced its activities, events and concerts schedule for September 24-30. 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, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 

Tue., Sept. 24 

Boy Scout Merit Badge Program  

Free. Pre-registration required. Soil and conservation study program. For more information and to register call 724-935-2170. 

North Park Nature Center 

10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon 

Tue., Sept. 24 

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, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 

Wed., Sept. 25 

Professional Development Symposium 

Free, pre-registration is required. Join local education, park and recreation, and landscape architecture professionals for a complimentary Play Symposium. Lunch, educational resources, and continuing education certificates will be provided. 

South Park Home Economics Building 

9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 

Wed., Sept. 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.-8:00 p.m. 

Wed., Sept. 25 

Courtyard Concert Series with Johnny Miller 

Free. An infectious blend of pop, country and Americana. If Tom Petty and Lady Antebellum had a love child, Johnny Miller would be his name. 

Allegheny County Courthouse Courtyard 

12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. 

Wed., Sept. 25 

One Stroke Painting Class 

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

White Oak Park Angora Gardens 

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. 

Wed., Sept. 25 

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, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 

Thu., Sept. 26 

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., Sept. 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 

4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 

Thu., Sept. 26 

Tai-Chi Class 

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

White Oak Park Angora Gardens 

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 

Thu., Sept. 26 

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., Sept. 26 

South Park Theatre presents “Bingo! A Winning Musical” 

$15 admission. A riotous musical about a group of die-hard bingo players who never miss their weekly game. In between the number calling, strange rituals and fierce competition, love blossoms and long-lost friends reunite. Complete with real Bingo games, prizes, and audience participation! For information & reservations, call 412-831-8552. 

South Park Theatre 

8:00 p.m. 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 

Fri., Sept. 27 

Zumba 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 

Fri., Sept. 27 

Yoga Class 

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., Sept. 27 

Hundred Acres Manor Haunted House 

General admission $18. Hundred Acres Manor is a non-profit organization with all proceeds benefitting two local charities: Animal Friends and the Homeless Children’s Education Fund.  

South Park Hundred Acres Manor 

Dusk (approx. 7:00 p.m.)-11:30 p.m. 

Fri., Sept. 27 

South Park Theatre presents “Bingo! A Winning Musical” 

$15 admission. A riotous musical about a group of die-hard bingo players who never miss their weekly game. In between the number calling, strange rituals and fierce competition, love blossoms and long-lost friends reunite. Complete with real Bingo games, prizes, and audience participation! For information & reservations, call 412-831-8552. 

South Park Theatre 

8:00 p.m. 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013 

Sat., Sept. 28 

The Hunt - Regional Disc Golf Tournament 

$50 for professional divisions and $25 for amateur divisions. Pre-registration required.  One day, two-round PDGA-sanctioned B-Tier tournament. Discount for PDGA members.  Sign-up online or call 412-760-4346 for more information. 

Deer Lakes Disc Golf Course 

8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 

Sat., Sept. 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 

9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 

Sat., Sept. 28 

Environmental Learning Center Tours 

Free. 

Harrison Hills Park Environmental Learning Center 

10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon 

Sat., Sept. 28 

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 a.m.-11:30 a.m. 

Sat., Sept. 28 

PTAG Gala Workday 

Join your Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group (PTAG) board members and stewards of other parks as we partner with REI to celebrate National Public Lands Day by improving the trails in Settlers Cabin Park. Beginners are encouraged to attend as a trail building class will be held. REI will provide lunch as well as give a free "Get Dirty" T-shirt to all volunteers that pre-register. 

Settlers Cabin Park 

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 

Sat., Sept. 28 

4th Annual Tails on the Trails Dog Walk 

$25 registration fee/$30 day of event. Must pre-register to guarantee t-shirt availability. Walkers are encouraged to cover this cost by collecting pledges. Prizes will be awarded to the three walkers that raise the most in pledges.  All proceeds benefit Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley.   

Harrison Hills, Laurel and Broken Branch Shelters 

Registration: 10:00 a.m. 

Walk: 11:00 a.m. 

Sat., Sept. 28 

4th Annual Allegheny Green and Innovation Festival 

Free. This zero-waste event includes earth-friendly food and product vendors, crafters, green living demos, music, children’s activities and more. 

Hartwood Acres Amphitheater 

11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 

Sat., Sept. 28 

Hay Day 

Free. Activities include hay rides, pumpkin painting, petting zoos, crafts, special performances and more! For more information call 412-350-5929. 

Hartwood Acres Amphitheater 

11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 

Sat., Sept. 28 

Hundred Acres Manor Haunted House 

General admission $18. Hundred Acres Manor is a non-profit organization with all proceeds benefitting two local charities: Animal Friends and the Homeless Children’s Education Fund.  

South Park Hundred Acres Manor 

Dusk (approx. 7:00 p.m.)-11:30 p.m. 

Sat., Sept. 28 

South Park Theatre presents “Bingo! A Winning Musical” 

$15 admission. A riotous musical about a group of die-hard bingo players who never miss their weekly game. In between the number calling, strange rituals and fierce competition, love blossoms and long-lost friends reunite. Complete with real Bingo games, prizes, and audience participation! For information & reservations, call 412-831-8552. 

South Park Theatre 

8:00 p.m. 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2013 

Sun., Sept. 29 

Annual British Car Day 

Pre-registration is $20. Drive-ups on the day of the show are $25. Participants must arrive before noon. No charge for spectators.  Enjoy a relaxed car show and picnic on the lawn.  

Hartwood Acres Mansion 

9:00 a.m. 

Sun., Sept. 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 a.m.-11:30 a.m. 

Sun., Sept. 29 

Environmental Learning Center Tours 

Free. 

Harrison Hills Park Environmental Learning Center 

1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. 

Sun., Sept. 29 

Carpenter Log House Tours 

Donations accepted for maintenance of house & programs. 

Boyce Park Carpenter Log House 

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. 

Sun., Sept. 29 

Oliver Miller Homestead Tours 

$1 admission. Tours are self-guided. The Miller Homestead Associates dress in period attire, give information about the family and the area history, demonstrate crafts, and answer questions. Last admittance is at 4:00 p.m. 

South Park Oliver Miller Homestead 

1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Sun., Sept. 29 

South Park Theatre presents “Bingo! A Winning Musical” 

$15 admission. A riotous musical about a group of die-hard bingo players who never miss their weekly game. In between the number calling, strange rituals and fierce competition, love blossoms and long-lost friends reunite. Complete with real Bingo games, prizes, and audience participation! For information & reservations, call 412-831-8552. 

South Park Theatre 

2:00 p.m. 

Sun., Sept. 29 

Hundred Acres Manor Haunted House 

General admission $18. Hundred Acres Manor is a non-profit organization with all proceeds benefitting two local charities: Animal Friends and the Homeless Children’s Education Fund.  

South Park Hundred Acres Manor 

Dusk (approx. 7:00 p.m.)-10:00 p.m. 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 

Mon., Sept. 30 

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., Sept. 30 

BMX Practice 

$5 per rider. 

South Park BMX Track 

6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. 

 

 

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