Charity Gaming Event This Saturday

Looks like there’s lots of fun charity events this weekend. If your interests fall more towards electronic entertainment, I’d recommend dropping by Gamers Give Back. All proceeds from the tournament and sale will benefit the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Take a look at the prizes and items for sale if you’re planning on coming, there’s lots of good deals on holiday presents there. And if you can’t make it, consider donating directly to the hospital by buying something from their wish list.

When: Saturday, December 1st, 2007 from 5-8 pm
Where: CyberConxion @ 1710 Murray Ave in Squirrel Hill

Help A Pittsburgh Blogger Support MDA

Doug Derda, more commonly known around the Pittsburgh blogosphere as Father Spoon from Should I Drink That is working to beat his fundraising goal from last year for the MDA. Should I Drink That is an excellent podcast that is popular here in Pittsburgh and with beer drinking fans beyond Pittsburgh. The Should I Drink That guys have done a great job with their podcast and they do a great job supporting local businesses.
I have had the opportunity to get to know Father Spoon and Sick Puppy from PodCamp and from some of the beer festivals around Pittsburgh. I think they are awesome podcasters and Pittsburghers and I happy to help Doug support the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Doug is trying to raise $2000 by the end of November (yes, today). I hope you will visit his fundraising page and make a contribution.
Click here to support Doug’s Fundraising Page for the MDA
Even if you can make a $5 or $10 contribution, please contribute and help spread the word.

Radio Round Up – November 30, 2007

Joy of Cookies Tour

  • Start your holiday shopping in Lawrenceville and collect cookie recipes from shops and restaurants.
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • A shuttle will be available on Saturday
  • Shops run from 35th to 56th street.

UnWrapping the Union Project

  • Annual Fundraiser for the Union Project – community center & cafe in East Liberty
  • Food, drink, holiday fun
  • Sat. December 1 7-10pm
  • Union Project, 801 N. Negley Ave.

Pittsburgh Party for a Purpose

  • PGH Party for a Purpose benefiting the Mentoring Partnership of Western Pennsylvania
  • Saturday, December 1, 9pm – 2am, 21+
  • Déjà Vu Third Floor VIP Lounge, 2106 Penn Ave in the Strip
  • $10 donation at the door

Focus 412

  • Monthly photography show of local Flickr users – this saturday features Carmon Rinehart
  • Remedy in Lawrenceville, 5121 Butler Street
  • Saturday December 1, 8pm
  • Bring your camera

New Guild Studio Holiday Open House

  • Pair of artists who specialize in large scale religious art
  • Sat. Dec. 1 & Sun. Dec 2. 11-6
  • 700 Braddock Ave. launches

  • new online t-shirt of hilarious Pittsburgh t-shirts
  • Statue of Liberty waving a terrible towel
  • Parking chair

Next Weekend….
East End Brewing Charity Open House

  • Sat. December 8, 12-3 and 5-8
  • Scott from East End Brewery opens his doors for beer and food to benefit PLEA.
  • PLEA is a local organization that does simple but amazing things
    for families of kids with emotional and developmental challenges like
  • Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 at the door

First Fridays on Penn Ave

New Guild Studio’s Holiday Open House

I was already going to post about this event because anything that is happening in Braddock is usually worth a visit. So when I received this email from the Deputy Mayor of Braddock I knew it would be worth a look. A chance to do some holiday shopping in Braddock (and not the mall) in another plus.
I then looked up the website for New Guild Studios –
New Guild Studio is definitly worth a visit – they specialize in religious art – restoration or construction of some large scale pieces.

I have always wondered who works on these types of things, especially after a visit to St. Nicholas Church – if you haven’t stopped in there yet – the murals are AMAZING.

New Guild Studio Holiday Open House
Sat. Dec. 1 & Sun. Dec 2. 11-6
700 Braddock Ave.

UnWrapping the Union Project

If you are a regular reader of IheartPGH, you will know that I am a HUGE fan of the Union Project. The Union Project is a former church that has been lovingly restored into a community center and cafe in East Liberty. I have been working with a great group of people to put together UnWrapped. UnWrapped in the annual holiday fundraiser for the Union Project.
Great food, drinks, music and lots of silent auction items will be available. We have a great team working to put the event together and I think the decorations are going to look amazing.

UnWrapped at the Union Project

Saturday, December 1
801 N. Negley Ave
$35 in advance, $45 at the door
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