I have posted about this on twitter but I wanted to give one last link for this one. Today, July 31 is the last day to vote for Megan B. at the Nestle Family Dream Room Makeover Contest. One great family from Greensburg has made it to the final round!! So take a moment to visit and vote for Megan B. Greensburg PA.
One of the blogs that I have recently stumbled across from an email exchange about the upcoming Netroot Nation is The Causemopolitain – which is a great blog about Sloane’s Kiva fellowship in the Phillipines. Yes, that Kiva, the micro lending site that Oprah has talked about where you can support small businesses from around the globe. Sloane is originally from Pittsburgh – and we actually went to grade school together way back when. If you have any interest in social entrepreneurship and the Kiva process – you should definitely check out The Causemopolitain.
You can help with Sloane’s Kiva Fellowship by making a contribution
I have been following the blog With love from Pittsburgh for awhile now – with a name like that how could I not follow along. Laura wrote a nice post last week about her boyfriends mission trip to Mexico – I was about to head back and make a donation but it looks like he has successfully completed his fundraising for the trip. Laura – please leave a comment if there are other things people can do to help!
The 48 Hour Film Project is happening in Pittsburgh and 80 other cities this summer. Teams of filmmakers get together and have just 48 hours to make a short film. You can still register to participate. The project kick off is on August 7 and screenings will be the following week. Check out the 48 Hour Film Project website to see some of the previous films from Pittsburgh.
For the horror and comedy fans in Pittsburgh – The Oaks Theater will be showing Return of the Living Dead on Friday, July 31, 2009 @ 10pm and Saturday, August 1, 2009 @ Midnight.
What if Night of the Living Dead actually happened? And the government DID try to cover up a zombie outbreak, and then allow a movie studio to make a film about it? AND, what if during the clean-up of said film some of the zombies were taken to the wrong place and accidentally unleashed on an unsuspecting town? Well, then you’d have Return of the Living Dead, a hilarious punk rock comedy zomblie flick, featuring a legendary soundtrack with music by The Cramps, 45 Grave, Roky Erickson, T.S.O.L. and The Damned. The film tells the story of how a group of teenage punks deal with a horde of brain-hungry zombies.
Another great FREE activity for your Sunday evenings. There is a great dedicated community group, I should say groups in Highland Park and the park and the surrounding areas just keep getting better. Enrico’s Tazzo D’Oro is just a few blocks from the park and rumor has it that Point Brugge will be opening a second location in Highland Park in the near future. Sundays in August 5-7pm.
Reservoir of Jazz
Highland Avenue and Reservoir Drive
This summer you can once again relax on the lawn at Highland Park to the sounds of jazz performed by Pittsburgh’s finest musicians. Residents of the tri-state area look forward to the month of August each year to witness this showcase of the area’s extraordinary talent of jazz at the ever-popular Reservoir of Jazz series.