April 3rd – Intro to Fly Fishing

The weather forecast for this Saturday is sunshine and 78 degress – which is a nice change from the weather at the beginning of February.  So why not use this as an opportunity to learn to fly fish.  Venture Outdoors is offering an Intro to Fly Fishing workshop on Saturday, April 3, 2010.

Learn the basics of rods, reels, line, tippets, knots and flies, and receive hands-on practice in a variety of casting techniques. Of course, a fly-fishing experience wouldn’t be complete without time on the stream, so bring your waders! Instructed by Dale and Cyndi Kotowski, of Chestnut Ridge Trout Unlimited. Pennsylvania Fishing License requirements apply.

Location: Ohiopyle State Park
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Last weekend Venture Outdoors hosted a workshop on the European fly fishing technique nymphing and the Post-Gazette videographer joined them for the day.  Check out the write up from the Post-Gazette here and the video here.

Looking for more fishing info in Pittsburgh – check out http://fishpittsburgh.com/.

Pancakes with Pets – All You Can Eat Pancakes to Benefit Animal Rescue League

4-11-2010-animal-pancakesJoin the Animal Rescue League for an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at the Double Wide Grill on April 11, 2010. You can even bring your pets – they are welcome on the patio area.  Live music by Bryan Cole.

Sunday, April 11, 2010 – 10am-2pm
Double Wide Grill
$10 – Benefits the Animal Rescue League of Western Pa

Sunday Afternoon – FREE Yoga Workshop for Beginners

Hatha Yoga Video - Revolving Lunge Pose
Image by myyogaonline via Flickr

Ever wanted to learn Yoga? Now’s your chance to learn it for free. Sign up to learn 6 easy moves at the free Yoga LearnIt. Yoga mats are provided free of charge, and absolutely no skill is required. RSVP required.

What: Learn Yoga for free
When
: Sunday, March 28, 4pm-6pm
Where:
Quiet Storm Cafe, 5430 Penn Avenue, in East End / Friendship
Click here to sign up

No experience required. Completely FREE. Just like the name says, learn some easy Yoga moves at an awesomely funky coffee house and cafe. We will provide mats and blocks. All you have to do is bring a towel. See you there! If there are any poses you want to make sure we cover, write a comment for us!

This yoga workshop is brought to you by Communiteach – a new website that was founded by 2 friends in Pittsburgh and Chicago to help people share their skills and learn new ones.  This is one of the first of many workshops from Communiteach.  I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Ben Paul, one of the founders of Communiteach, and I know there are lots more good things to come from this project.  Check out Communiteach at Communiteach.com

No experience required. Completely FREE. Just like the name says, learn some easy Yoga moves at an awesomely funky coffee house and cafe. We will provide mats and blocks. All you have to do is bring a towel. See you there! If there are any poses you want to make sure we cover, write a comment for us!

Cupcakes, Playboy Bunnies & Google – Radio Round Up – March 26, 2010

Delicious Cupcakes
Image by Sgt. Pepperedjane via Flickr

Here is a run down of what we talked about on WDVE this morning.  You can listen to IheartPGH on WDVE FM 102.5 at 6:45 am on Friday mornings.

  • Dozen Cupcakes, Butler Street in Lawrenceville
  • Friday, March 26, 2010 – 7-10pm
  • Saturday, March 27, 2010 @ The Warhol Museum
  • Pajama Party to kick off the new exhibit of art work inspired by the Playboy Bunny exhibit that opens at the Warhol on Sunday
  • Rescheduled from the February snowstorm – new date Saturday, March 27, 2010
  • Fundraiser for the Western PA Humane Society
  • Visit the PAPA – Professional and Amateur Pinball Association – World Headquarters which is only open to the public twice a year, pinball tournament
  • Rare chance to check out this unique collection of hundreds of pinball machines
  • Venture Outdoors has a kayak intro session to help you get ready for kayak season
  • Sunday, March 28, 2010, 2-5pm @ Sarah Heinz House
  • Learn to kayak in the swimming pool – prepare to get wet!

Allegheny County 2010 Marbles Program

marbles
Image by whodeenee via Flickr

  • Did you know that from 2004-2008 – the national marbles champion has come from Allegheny County?
  • FREE marbles competitions for kids 14 and under
  • weekly matches with a championship round over the summer
pghgoesgooglePittsburgh Goes Google
  • Google is going to invest in a major upgrade of internet infrastructure in a handful of cities around the US
  • This means internet that is is 100 times faster than what you have now – you will be able to down load a full movie in about a minute
  • Help Pittsburgh get on Google’s list of communities by visiting PittsburghGoesGoogle.com to send a message to Google
  • The Pittsburgh Photo Blog Only in Pittsburgh is looking for the most Pittsburghy Pittsburgh Photos
  • Winning photo will be turned into a t-shirt
  • Submit your photos by March 31, 2010

Mary Mondays & Pittsburghy Pittsburgh Stuff – Only In Pittsburgh Photo Content

Only In Pittsburgh is a blog featuring some of the best and most interesting photos of Pittsburgh on a regular basis.  Only In Pittsburgh offers regular features like Mary Monday – photos of statues of the virgin Mary from around Pittsburgh.

This is one of the photos for Mary Monday from Only in Pittsburgh that was taken at the infamous Big Jim’s in the Run.

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