2014-01-22


Allegheny County Parks Activities & Events for January 23-February 17

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Parks Department announces its activities and events schedule for January 23-February 17.  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.

 

WINTER FUN & SPECIAL EVENTS 

 

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 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 

Family Skate 

$10 per family (2 adults & up to 4 children ages 17 & under) for Allegheny County residents. $13 per family for non-residents. 

North Park Ice Rink & South Park Ice Rink 

4:30-7:00 p.m. 

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 with Maple Syrup Making Presentation by Naturalist Meg Scanlon 

Join us at the Cabin for a presentation on maple syrup making from Meg.  Using "home style" methods, she will show us how to tap the trees, collect and boil down the sap, and make it table ready. You will learn everything you need to know so you can make your own maple syrup at home.  If the weather cooperates, she may also do a demonstration for us outside, so dress appropriately and bring a flashlight.  A taste testing will be offered at the end of her program.  Meg will also provide us with an update on the interesting and fun things happening at the Latodami Environmental Center in North Park. 

North Park Cabin 

7:00 p.m. 

Tue., Feb. 4 

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, FEBRUARY 5, 2014 

Wed., Feb. 5 

Family Skate 

$10 per family (2 adults & up to 4 children ages 17 & under) for Allegheny County residents. $13 per family for non-residents. 

North Park Ice Rink & South Park Ice Rink 

4:30-7:00 p.m. 

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 

Thu., Feb. 6 

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, 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. 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014 

Tue., Feb. 11 

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., Feb. 11 

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. 11 

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, FEBRUARY 12, 2014 

Wed., Feb. 12 

Mommy & Me Fitness Class 

Free. This class incorporates numerous fun, body conditioning exercises that will captivate your child's attention while you get a great workout. Activities include: pushups; sit-ups; planks that involve leaning in to kiss and sign to your little one; as well as squats and lunges while holding and lifting your little one. Call 412-675-8556 or email Angora Gardens to register or for more information. 

White Oak Park Angora Gardens 

11:00-11:45 a.m. 

Wed., Feb. 12 

Family Skate 

$10 per family (2 adults & up to 4 children ages 17 & under) for Allegheny County residents. $13 per family for non-residents. 

North Park Ice Rink & South Park Ice Rink 

4:30-7:00 p.m. 

Wed., Feb. 12 

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 

5:00-7:00 p.m. 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014 

Thu., Feb. 13 

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., Feb. 13 

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. 

VALENTINE’S DAY – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014 

Fri., Feb. 14 

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. 14 

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. 14 

Sweetheart Couples Skate 

Couples of all ages – buy one admission, get one free. Each couple will receive a carnation, while supplies last.  

North Park Ice Rink & South Park Ice Rink 

7:30-9:00 p.m. 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2014 

Sat., Feb. 15 

RSG1 Foundation 4th Annual Valentine’s 5K, 10K & 15K 

$25 for Kids 5K (ages 10 & under). $40 for 5K, 10K & 15K (ages 11 & older). Discount for registering before Jan. 31. Get more information & register online. 

North Park Boathouse 

Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.  

5K starts at 9:00 a.m.  

10K & 15K start at 9:45 a.m. 

Sat., Feb. 15 

Fossils 

Free. Sift through ancient rocks for some great fossils from prehistoric Pennsylvania. For more information, call County Naturalist John Doyle at 412-835-0143. 

South Park Nature Center 

10:00 a.m. 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2014 

Sun., Feb. 16 

Wagman Winterfest XX 

Free. Want to learn about the stars and planets? Come and bring your questions! And if the weather cooperates, we'll take a look at some of winter's wonders, such as the Orion Nebula. Did you receive a telescope for Christmas and don't know how to use it? Bring it along, and we'll help. Be sure to bundle up, and bring a warm beverage. Please be careful where you park and walk -- the grounds may be slippery. Wagman Winterfest is held weather permitting. Severe cold or heavy snow will cause the star party to be canceled, as will persistent cloud cover. For more information, contact Wagman Observatory at 724-224-2510 or Wagman Winterfest Director Pete Zapadka at 412-487-9363 or pzapadka@yahoo.com. 

Deer Lakes Park Wagman Observatory 

4:00 p.m. 

PRESIDENTS DAY – MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014 

Mon., Feb. 17 

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., Feb. 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 

Mon., Feb. 17 

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. 

Mon., Feb. 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. 

Mon., Feb. 17 

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. 

 

 

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