Random Acts of Pittsburgh Kindness

Here are a few links and websites I wanted to share because Pittsburghers are nice people and a few clicks or dollars can go along way.

First, I want to start by linking to this post on BikePGH – R.I.P. William Thomas, kid’s bike mechanic extraordinaire – this is a really nice post about a really nice Pittsburgher who donated his time to fixing bikes for kids.

Just Vote to Help a Greenburg Family win a $10,000 Family Room Makeover

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.


Kiva Fellowship: From Pittsburgh to the Phillipines (with a few stops in between)

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

Mexico Mission Trip

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!

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Radio Round Up – July 31, 2009 – Talking Pierogi

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Return of the Living Dead

  • Friday @ 10pm
  • Saturday @ Midnight
  • The Oaks Theater in Oakmont

Waffle Shop Guest Host Challenge

  • Saturday, August 1 at the Waffleshop
  • Corner of Baum and Highland in East Liberty
  • YMCA Camp Kon-o-Kwee
  • FREE Family Festival
  • Saturday August 1pm-9pm
  • Camp Activities – Zip line!
  • Live Music All Day from great performers like Grushecky and the Houserockers and more
  • Free
  • Every Sunday in August at the Highland Park Reservoir
  • 5-7pm
  • August 4, 2009

Pittsburgh needs a pierogi festival like this one…

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The 48 Hour Film Project: Pittsburgh – August 7

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.

Some other local bloggers talking about the 48 Hour Film Project – Bittersweet Harvest, Venango-go, PCTV.

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Friday and Saturday at The Oaks Theater : Return of the Living Dead

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.

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Reservoir of Jazz @ the Highland Park Reservoir – Every Sunday in August

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.

Sponsored by Highland Park Community Club, State Representative Joe Preston, BNY Mellon, DUQ 90.5 FM and New Pittsburgh Courier.

August 2 – Gerald “Shotgun” Haymon Collaboration

August 9 – Guitars of Pittsburgh Tribute featuring Joe Negri, Marty Ashby and Eric Susoeff (presented by MCG Jazz)

August 16 – Jazz Surgery with Tony Campbell

August 23 – Jeff Grubbs Quartet featuring Tania Grubbs

August 30 – Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra featuring Sean Jones

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