Night of the Living Dead Fest

The original poster for Night of the Living Dead.Image via WikipediaOne of my favorite fun facts about living in Pittsburgh is that homewood cemetery is the location that Night of the Living Dead was filled.  Well, after learning about this event – I realized that I have been misinformed.  Regardless, Pittsburgh is still the birth place of this horror film and it is something to be celebrated, even if the scenes were filmed in Evans City. So head on up to Evans City to celebrate the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the film Night of the Living Dead with some of the original cast members too.

Night of the Living Dead Festival

Friday, October 31, 2008
Doors open at 6:30pm


Scheduled To Appear
Russ Streiner, John Russo, S. William Hinzman
George Kosana, Ella Mae Smith
Gary Streiner

The organizers of this event are also working to raise money to preserve the chapel from the film.  Click here for more info on the chapel.

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Radio Round Up – October 31, 2008

Pumpkins 2007!Image by nouQraz via FlickrCoolspring Corn Maze

  • 10 Acre maze carved into a corn field
  • Day time fun for the family and open Friday and Saturday nights for a spooky experience

Cartoon Factory: Scaring Up the Vote at the Warhol Museum

  • Saturday and Sunday at the Warhol
  • Draw political cartoons, make your own campaign buttons and t-shirts
  • Hosted by Rob Rogers of the Post-Gazette

Rotary East Pancake Breakfast

  • Saturday at Eastminster Presbyterian Church

Tree Planting

  • Along East Liberty Blvd – help plant 115 new tress along the median
  • Meet at Peabody Highschool parking lot

Free Ice Cream on Election Day

  • From 5-8pm at Ben and Jerry’s in Sq. Hill

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This Looks AMAZeing! Coolspring Corn Maze

Corn Maze, Queens County Farm and MuseumImage by fotos via FlickrI caught a glimpse of this thing from the article in the Post-Gazette last Friday and I can’t believe I didn’t find it sooner. The Coolspring Corn Maze is a 10 acre maze of cornfields, which is impressive enough but the whole maze is in the shape of a stage coach. This field of fun is located near Mercer, PA it is probably about an hour and a half drive away from Pittsburgh. This year’s theme is the Wild West, so that explains the stage coach and they have set up a wild wild west town.

This family checked out the maze on Oct. 12 – I think it is funny that just two weeks ago they were wearing shorts to check out the maze and now I am sitting here watching the snow falling.

I did some asking around about this and I found someone who did the maze last year – you can go at night and try the maze in the dark. They also have hay rides and a farm market too.

Maze Hours:

Friday 5-11pm
Saturday 1-11pm
Sunday 1-6pm

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Free Ben and Jerry's on Election Day

Bring your voting stub to Ben and Jerry’s between 5-8pm on Nov. 4, 2008 and get a free scoop of ice cream.

I think that the only Ben & Jerry’s in Pittsburgh is in Sq. Hill on Forbes Ave.

I guess it has been a while since I have been in Ben & Jerry’s (probably because I am often seeking the ice cream at Oh Yeah!) – I didn’t know Steven Colbert had his own flavor – Americone Dream.

h/t Progress Pittsburgh

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Kidsburgh: deCARstruction

1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer.Image via WikipediaThis Saturday, the Children’s Musuem will be taking apart a grand wagoneer and looking at creative ways to reuse the parts.  Happy Harry the Saturday Mechanic will be on hand to help deconstruct the car and see what’s inside.  While I hate to see a grand wagoner go to waste, I think this sounds like a pretty neat exhibit for kids and adults.

Sat, Nov 1, 10a.m. until 5p.m.

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

10 Children’s Way, Allegheny, North Side



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