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On Saturday, September 12 from 3-7PM, Leslie Park swimming pool at 4700 Butler St. in Lawrenceville will thrum with activity-and not a drop of water. The site will host Accordion Pool Party, an ethnic music and dance festival and quirky spectacle of culture and community pride. The one-day event is a also a catalyst for a more lasting civic endeavor, Pool Planning Workshops to involve residents in shaping the future of the Leslie Park Pool site.
Accordion Pool Party involves about 20 seasoned Pittsburgh accordionists and 30 costumed folk dancers performing in the empty pool… Read the rest
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Saturday, May 30 is Beyond Bikes Day – a family friendly bicycle celenbration for beginners – I wan’t to make sure to point out that this is beginner friendly – I know we have posted lots of bike information but I am a bike begginner myself and I know that it can be intimidating.
Beyond Bikes Day is organized by Venture Outdoors and the Major Taylor Cycling Club
The event will be held Saturday, May 30, at the Kingsley Association Community Center at 6435 Frankstown Avenue from noon to 3 p.m. This particular event will encourage biking… Read the rest
Thanks to @suzigurl for sending us the link to this event. It is kind of a cool story that started with a Tweet back in Decemeber – a group of people organized some events in New England to celebrate authors of kids books. So a group of Pittsburghers are working to bring the events to town in time for Mother’s Day – Mothers Love Kids Books. This weekend there will be a number of authors reading their books at local book stores. A great way to spend some time with Mom and support local book stores.
Friday, May 8
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I think I really should make a t-shirt with WYBMND on it. One of the amazing reasons to love Pittsburgh is that it really is Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. Mr. Rogers was a really remarkable person who was a tireless advocate for children and had an impact on many people (check out some of the thoughts from other bloggers about Mr. Rogers here).
To celebrate Mr. Rogers and continue his work – the folks at Family Communications celebrate each year with Sweater Day and a whole week of activities about neighbors.
March 20, 2009 is Sweater Day.
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Image by striatic via FlickrLast week, I listened to something on NPR about what the future of libraries will look like (I can’t find a link to the story anywhere – if you remember what program this was on let me know). It was pretty exciting to hear about ideas for how libraries will function in the future – think less books, more shared tools like podcast studios and meeting spaces.
I back in October, as this group organized a photo scavenger hunt as part of their research on playgrounds.
Learn more about what Carnegie Mellon University‘s ETC program is… Read the rest