2014-01-15


Allegheny County Parks Activities & Events for January 16-February 10

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Parks Department announces its activities and events schedule for January 16-February 10. Newly added activities and events are highlighted in yellow. All events are free unless otherwise noted. For additional information, visit the County Parks website. Locate facilities and get directions on the County Parks Google Map page. Find affordable winter events and activities for the whole family on our Winter Fun website. Sign up for email updates and news about the County Parks or check out our Facebook Events Page.

The Parks Department is sponsoring a winter fun photo contest throughout January. Prizes include ice skating and skiing passes. Take a photo of you, your family or friends enjoying winter activities in the County Parks, such as the Boyce Park ski slopes and snow tubing area, North Park ice rink or South Park ice rink. Submit your photo on our Facebook page or via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #ACWinterFunPhotoContest. Then check out all of the submissions and vote for your favorite.

 

Skiing & Snowboarding 

at Boyce Park 

 

Snow Tubing 

at Boyce Park 

 

Maple Syrup 

Making Demonstrations 

at North Park Nature Center 

Mon.-Fri., Feb. 4-March 14 

Morning, Afternoon & After-School Hours Available 

Fulfills Webelos Forestry Badge & Brownies “Love Maple Syrup” Try-It 

 

Ice Skating  

at North Park 

 

Ice Skating 

at South Park 

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014 

Thu., Jan. 16 

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., Jan. 16 

Tai Chi Easy Class 

Free. Tai Chi Easy is a type of low-impact, weight-bearing & aerobic, yet relaxing, exercise. Tai Chi Easy focuses on enhancing physical & mental health through involved slow, gentle movements, deep breathing & meditation. 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. 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014 

Fri., Jan. 17 

Zumba Class 

Free. Featuring Latin rhythms and easy-to-flow dance moves, Zumba® is a dance-exercise program that keeps everyone motivated by creating a party-like atmosphere. Come join the fun! All fitness levels welcome. No equipment required. 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., Jan. 17 

Yoga Class 

Free. Designed for students who are new to Yoga or need a refresher, as well as those who have been practicing but are not quite at the professional stage yet. The class will focus on refining basic postures and breath work while building strength, flexibility and awareness. You will learn proper alignment in the basic foundation of postures. 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., Jan. 17 

Moonlight Cross-Country Skiing 

Free. Open to adults & youth. Look for deer and call for owls while gliding through beautiful moonlit woodlands. For more information, call the South Park Nature Center at 412-835-0143. 

South Park Golf Course 

7:00 p.m. 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2014 

Sat., Jan. 18 

Friends of Harrison Hills Meeting 

Open to the public. If planning to attend, call the Friends of Harrison Hills at 724-224-4102. 

Harrison Hills Park Environmental Learning Center 

10:00 a.m. 

Sat., Jan. 18 

Venture Outdoors Day Trek: Lite – Hartwood Acres 

$10 for non-members. $6 for Venture Outdoors members. Spend an afternoon outdoors at Hartwood Acres exploring trails and preserved historical architecture, while getting some exercise. With experienced guides to lead the way, participants will learn about the rich history of the park as one of the largest and most spectacular country estates in the region. Slow pace and about 4 miles. The walk is dog friendly. Get more information & register online. 

Hartwood Acres Mansion 

1:00-4:00 p.m. 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2014 

Sun., Jan. 19 

Venture Outdoors Soup of the Month Hike 

$18 for non-members. $12 for Venture Outdoors members. $8 for kids. An invigorating 3- to 4-mile hike that explores one of the beautiful regional parks. After the hike, we will gather and enjoy a hot bowl of tasty soup. Two homemade soups will be served – one vegetarian – as well as bread, hot chocolate and tea. Get more information & register online. 

Harrison Hills Park Environmental Learning Center 

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY – MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014 

Mon., Jan. 20 

Skiing & Snow Tubing Special Holiday Hours 

Get information on rates & rental equipment.  

Boyce Park Ski Slopes 

Ski & snowboard, 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.  

Snow tube, 9:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m. 

Mon., Jan. 20 

Ice Skating Special Holiday Hours 

Get information on rates & rental equipment.  

North Park Ice Rink & South Park Ice Rink 

12:00 noon-5:00 p.m. 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014 

Tue., Jan. 21 

Aromatherapy 

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

White Oak Park Angora Gardens 

5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Tue., Jan. 21 

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, JANUARY 22, 2014 

Wed., Jan. 22 

Arts & Crafts 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. 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014 

Thu., Jan. 23 

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., Jan. 23 

Tai Chi Easy Class 

Free. Tai Chi Easy is a type of low-impact, weight-bearing & aerobic, yet relaxing, exercise. Tai Chi Easy focuses on enhancing physical & mental health through involved slow, gentle movements, deep breathing & meditation. 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., Jan. 23 

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. 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014 

Fri., Jan. 24 

Zumba Class 

Free. Featuring Latin rhythms and easy-to-flow dance moves, Zumba® is a dance-exercise program that keeps everyone motivated by creating a party-like atmosphere. Come join the fun! All fitness levels welcome. No equipment required. 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., Jan. 24 

Yoga Class 

Free. Designed for students who are new to Yoga or need a refresher, as well as those who have been practicing but are not quite at the professional stage yet. The class will focus on refining basic postures and breath work while building strength, flexibility and awareness. You will learn proper alignment in the basic foundation of postures. 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. 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2014 

Sat., Jan. 25 

Wild Areas of Western Pennsylvania 

Free. Discover the natural beauty and diversity of Western Pennsylvania. For more information, call County Naturalist John Doyle at 412-835-0143. 

Round Hill Park Visitors Center 

10:00 a.m. 

Sat., Jan. 25 

Nest Box Building 

Free. Pre-registration required by calling 724-935-2170.Assist in the construction of nest boxes that will be placed throughout habitats in North Park. Please bring a portable power drill if you have one. 

North Park Ranch House 

12:00 noon-2:00 p.m. 

Sat., Jan. 25 

L.L. Bean Outing Club Cross-Country Skiing 

Free. Easy activity level. Open to ages 8 & older. Ages 8-14 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Ages 15-17 may participate alone after parent or guardian has signed appropriate release form. Join L.L. Bean for this free outing as we cross-country ski through Hartwood Acres Park. Cross-country skis and supporting equipment is not provided by L.L. Bean for this outing. Get more information & register online. 

Hartwood Acres Parks Middle Road Parking Lot 

3:00 p.m. 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014 

Sun., Jan. 26 

Adam Zebroski Memorial Race 

$5 entry fee. Age categories: 13-15; and 16-18. Option to ski or snowboard. Separate runs for boys and girls. Plaques for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each category. Register on-site at 10:00 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Boyce Park Ski Patrol. 

Boyce Park Ski Slopes 

Registration at 10:00 a.m. 

Races begin at 11:00 a.m. 

Sun., Jan. 26 

Mini-Junior Olympics 

$5 entry fee. Age categories: 5-6; 7-8; 9-10; and 11-12. Option to ski or snowboard. Separate runs for boys and girls. Gold, silver and bronze medals for winners in each category. Register on-site at 10:00 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Boyce Park Ski Patrol. 

Boyce Park Ski Slopes 

Registration at 10:00 a.m. 

Events begin at 12:00 noon 

MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014 

Mon., Jan. 27 

One-Stroke Painting Class 

Free. A decorative painting class that teaches how to shade and highlight at the same time. No experience or supplies needed. 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. 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014 

Tue., Jan. 28 

Arts & Crafts 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 

Tue., Jan. 28 

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, JANUARY 29, 2014 

Wed., Jan. 29 

One-Stroke Painting Class 

Free. A decorative painting class that teaches how to shade and highlight at the same time. No experience or supplies needed. 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. 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014 

Thu., Jan. 30 

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., Jan. 30 

Tai Chi Easy Class 

Free. Tai Chi Easy is a type of low-impact, weight-bearing & aerobic, yet relaxing, exercise. Tai Chi Easy focuses on enhancing physical & mental health through involved slow, gentle movements, deep breathing & meditation. 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. 

Thu., Jan. 30 

Friends of South Park Garden Talking 

Free. Annual "Let’s Talk about Gardening" event. Penn State Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and assist with gardening problems. Remember to bring a beverage and notebook or tablet. Door prizes will be given away, including free seeds and tools. Get more information.  

South Park Buffalo Inn 

7:00 p.m. 

Thu., Jan. 30 

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. 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014 

Fri., Jan. 31 

Zumba Class 

Free. Featuring Latin rhythms and easy-to-flow dance moves, Zumba® is a dance-exercise program that keeps everyone motivated by creating a party-like atmosphere. Come join the fun! All fitness levels welcome. No equipment required. 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., Jan. 31 

Yoga Class 

Free. Designed for students who are new to Yoga or need a refresher, as well as those who have been practicing but are not quite at the professional stage yet. The class will focus on refining basic postures and breath work while building strength, flexibility and awareness. You will learn proper alignment in the basic foundation of postures. 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. 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2014 

Sat., Feb. 1 

L.L. Bean Snow Kayaking, Tubing & Sledding 

Free. Join L.L. Bean for this family-friendly outing. Bring your tubes and sleds – and if you’re adventuresome enough, your kayaks – for fun on the hills of the North Park Golf Course.Get more information & register online.  

North Park Golf Course 

3:00 p.m. 

SUPER BOWL SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2014 

Sun., Feb. 2 

Ice Skating Special Hours 

Get information on rates & rental equipment.  

North Park Ice Rink & South Park Ice Rink 

11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014 

Mon., Feb. 3 

Zumba Class 

Free. Featuring Latin rhythms and easy-to-flow dance moves, Zumba® is a dance-exercise program that keeps everyone motivated by creating a party-like atmosphere. Come join the fun! All fitness levels welcome. No equipment required. 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 

Mon., Feb. 3 

Yoga Class 

Free. Designed for students who are new to Yoga or need a refresher, as well as those who have been practicing but are not quite at the professional stage yet. The class will focus on refining basic postures and breath work while building strength, flexibility and awareness. You will learn proper alignment in the basic foundation of postures. 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. 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014 

Tue., Feb. 4 

Aromatherapy 

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

White Oak Park Angora Gardens 

5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Tue., Feb. 4 

Friends of North Park Meeting & Presentation 

Open to the public. Join us for a presentation on the history of North Park by Mary Bates. 

North Park Cabin 

7:00 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014 

Wed., Feb. 5 

Arts & Crafts 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. 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014 

Thu., Feb. 6 

Tai Chi Easy Class 

Free. Tai Chi Easy is a type of low-impact, weight-bearing & aerobic, yet relaxing, exercise. Tai Chi Easy focuses on enhancing physical & mental health through involved slow, gentle movements, deep breathing & meditation. 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 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014 

Fri., Feb. 7 

Zumba Class 

Free. Featuring Latin rhythms and easy-to-flow dance moves, Zumba® is a dance-exercise program that keeps everyone motivated by creating a party-like atmosphere. Come join the fun! All fitness levels welcome. No equipment required. 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., Feb. 7 

Yoga Class 

Free. Designed for students who are new to Yoga or need a refresher, as well as those who have been practicing but are not quite at the professional stage yet. The class will focus on refining basic postures and breath work while building strength, flexibility and awareness. You will learn proper alignment in the basic foundation of postures. 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., Feb. 7 

“Animals in Winter” Nighttime Snowshoe Adventure 

Free. Pre-registration required by calling 724-935-2170. Join us as we look for clues of wildlife on this evening snowshoe adventure. Please bring your own snowshoes. 

North Park Latodami Nature Center 

7:00-9:00 p.m. 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2014 

Sat., Feb. 8 

Nature Show & Tell 

Free. Bones, fossils and lots of other neat things to see! For more information, call County Naturalist John Doyle at 412-835-0143. 

Round Hill Park Visitors Center 

10:00 a.m. 

Sat., Feb. 8 

Children's Arts & Crafts 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 

Sat., Feb. 8 

Downton Abbey-Themed Tea 

Currently sold out, but call 412-767-9200 to be placed on waiting list. $33 per person for Allegheny County residents. $41 per person for non-residents. Are you a Lady Mary fan? Do you enjoy Mrs. Patmore running the kitchen? Or is your favorite character the Dowager Countess with her witty comments? Join us in all your finery for tea, and experience the gracious traditions of times past. 

Hartwood Acres Mansion 

11:00 a.m. 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014 

Mon., Feb. 10 

One-Stroke Painting 

Free. A decorative painting class that teaches how to shade and highlight at the same time. No experience or supplies needed. 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. 

 

 

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