With Thanksgiving just one week away, one of the questions that pops up around this time of year is “where can I volunteer to help serve a holiday meal?” In addition to volunteering, here are some Thanksgiving events around Pittsburgh that support great local causes. Know of other events that should be on the list? Please share in the comments below.
Pedal for the Pantry 2018 – Food drive bike ride/race
Sat. 11/17 – for those who like to bike in the cold
This one caught my eye on Facebook because of the image posted on the Facebook event. Pedal… Read the rest
A very Merry Christmas to all who are celebrating today! Many Pittsburghers are celebrating the traditional feast of the Epiphany or Three Kings Day on January 6 and January 7 is Orthodox Christmas Day, also known as Russian Christmas or Serbian Christmas.
Celebrating Orthodox Christmas in Pittsburgh
Due to the cold and the fact I have a cold, I didn’t make it out to a Christmas Eve service this year. The Trib’s Christina Sheleheda writes about her experience celebrating Orthodox Christmas. I wrote a guide to Pittsburgh Orthodox Christmas services in 2016, I have not updated the post for 2018,… Read the rest
Every year I spend the days leading up to the weekend before Halloween adding more costume ideas to my Pinterest account. A few years ago, I made an award winning mail order bride costume, I spent a few hours constructing a dress out of Priority Mail envelopes. I have learned that I love the process of making the Halloween costume more than I even like wearing the costume.
I spent hours looking for the perfect Pittsburgh costume to craft for this year and came up with nothing. I was debating making a Stanley Cup costume out of duct tape, but… Read the rest
So according to our trusty blog stats, the popular posts this week are the Valentine’s events posts we have published in years past (here, here and here). Since there are more than a few Pittsburghers who are still trying to figure out how to impress their sweethearts. So we’ve put together this is of Valentine’s Day events, classes and workshops happening around town. From new wineries to places to wear your finery, from running around in your underwear to classes to make things to wear, there is something that should impress even the coldest of hearts.
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I have never loved Pittsburgh more. Today, and really all weekend – I’ve seen the best of what Pittsburgh has to offer. And, I didn’t even have time to watch the Steeler game.
Less than 60 hours ago – I put out a call for help on Facebook. And Pittsburgh – you have stepped up in ways I could have never imagined. I had no idea what I was getting into. We aren’t done yet – but I want to tell you what the volunteers accomplished today.
First of all – THANK YOU to everyone who has donated, volunteered and… Read the rest