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Wednesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29

"Wild Kratt Wednesday" at Peters Township Library from 12: 15 to 12:45 pm!

Each Wednesday in October, bring a bag lunch to enjoy with Miss Linda, and catch a
Wild Kratts episode. Leave with a Wild Kratts coloring or work sheet.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Fall Festival Event at Boyce Park, organized by Plum Library
Activities will celebrate Curious George!

Is there a girl in your life who loves science?

Oct. 16, 6:30 -7:30 pm, Winchester Thurston North

Is there a girl in your life who loves science? Fields like engineering, mathematics, and computer science are dominated by men. How do we as parents, caregivers, and educators encourage girls in STEM careers for the future? What are the keys to success? Join Jennifer Stancil, WQED's Executive Director of Educational Partnerships, as she talks about the TV show "SciGirls" and the key tips and techniques for engaging girls in their 3rd-8th grade years. Made possible by the PPG Foundation. The event is free, but please RSVP

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Saturday, October 4

National Aviary Free admission: 10am - 5pm


Discover more than 150 amazing bird species from around the world! 

700 Arch St. Allegheny Commons West (North Side) aviary.org

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Saturday, October 4

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve: Seed Collection Walk!

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania  Free admission: 10am

Join Audubon as we walk the trails in search of native plant and wildflower seeds that can be collected and planted in your yard!

*Space is limited, so register early.* Visit aswp.org or call 412-963-6100

614 Dorseyville Rd. (Fox Chapel)

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Saturday, October 4

Boyce/Mayview Park The Outdoor Classroom Free admission: 2-8pm


Guided nature hikes, geocaching, crafts and campfire treats (5-8pm only)!

1531 Mayview Rd. (Upper St. Clair) TheOutdoorClassroomPA.org

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Sunday, October 5

Carnegie Science Center Free admission: 10am - 5pm


Visit our newest exhibit, BLUE!, and build with enormous blocks! Climb a rock wall, try to score against our hockey robot, get nostalgic with our Miniature Railroad, and tour an authentic submarine! (Fee admission to all exhibits, planetarium, and live shows on RAD Day; Omnimax films not included.)

One Allegheny Ave. (North Shore) CarnegieScienceCenter.org 


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Sunday, October 5

Children's Museum Free admission: 10am - 5pm


Play with Real Stuff. Ink your own silkscreen in The Studio, build and tinker with old and new technologies in MAKESHOP, pump and move water in all directions in the new Waterplay, catch words that fall from the sky at "Text Rain," and much more!

10 Children's Way (North Shore) pittsburghkids.org

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Saturday, October 11

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust: Sketch Crawl Free admission 10am - 2pm

A four-hour drawing marathon! Join in any time. Bring a sketch book, drawing instruments, lunch and a chair. Draw what you see on a journey through some of Downtown’s scenic plazas. Rick Antolic, accomplished artist and illustrator, will be on-hand at each scheduled location to assist with sketches as needed. For all ages; children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Check-in at Trust Arts Education Center, 805/807 Liberty Avenue (Cultural District )

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Saturday, October 11

Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History


Free admission: 10am-5pm

Come explore the history of life on Earth, then visit what is arguably the first museum of contemporary art in the United States, all in one dynamic destination!  Enjoy hands-on activities for kids and grown-ups, and see some of the most exciting collections of art and science anywhere on Earth.

4400 Forbes Avenue (Oakland) carnegiemuseums.org

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Saturday, October 11

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Hazelwood: Ballet Fundamentals


Free admission: 2 pm

Get an insider’s look at the story, dancing and magic of the upcoming Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre performance of The Sleeping Beauty. Enjoy a special storytime and learn about ballet from a ballerina. Recommended for children age 3 to 11.

5006 Second Avenue (Hazelwood) carnegielibrary.org

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Saturday, October 11

MCG Jazz and Youth & Arts Festival


Free Admission: 5-6:30pm (Event ends at 7:15 p.m.)

Expand your creative horizons with MCG Youth & Arts’ demonstrations and projects! Eat desserts prepared by Bidwell Training Center’s culinary students! Visit our store for orchids, artwork, and more. Groove to award winning Bob Mintzer and his R&Big Band’s open rehearsal at 6:30 pm in the MCG Jazz concert hall!

1815 Metropolitan Street (North Side) mcgjazz.org

Children's Theater: Skippyjon Jones

Sunday, October 19-26, 2014

Skippyjon Jones is a little kitten with big ears and even bigger dreams! Sometimes he pretends to be a bird, sometimes he pretends to be a llama, and sometimes he pretends to be a whale – anything BUT a cat! Based on the book by Judy Schachner and from the creators of Theatreworks USA’s Junie B. Jones, Skippyjon Jones is an enchanting musical about unleashing your powerful imagination and following your dreams. (Ages 4-10) Theatreworks USA


Various times and locations. See trustarts.org/kids for details. 

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Sunday, November 9

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Free admission: 9am-5pm (gates close at 4pm)

Combine learning, fun and exploration!  Thousands of wild animals, including sea lions, leopards, elephants, polar bears, giraffes and penguins, representing every continent offer a stunning view of our world.  Sponsored by PPG Industries. Performances by Pittsburgh CLO Mini-Stars (12:30pm) and Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra (3:30pm).  Please note: the Zoo entrance is next to major construction on Butler Street at the Highland Park Bridge - delays are possible if construction continues past October.

One Wild Place (Highland Park) pittsburghzoo.org

Children's Theater: Big Nate

November 23 at 11am & 2pm

Nate Wright is a detention-riddled sixth grader (and drummer for the greatest garage band in the history of the galaxy) who hopes to woo his beautiful classmate – if only he could win first prize in his school’s Battle of the Bands! But when Nate’s arch-rival Gina forms a pop band, he needs to take his game to an all-star level. What will he do? Find out in this musical based on the comic strip and bestselling books by Lincoln Peirce. (Ages 5+) Adventure Theatre MTC


See trustarts.org/kids for details.

Children's Theater: SKINK

November 16-22, 2014

A captivating show for all audiences, SKINK uses dance and physical theater to portray the journey of a grumpy old man who, with the help of some friends, eventually comes to believe in his own use of imagination. Set to a wide range of music, from pop to classical, SKINK portrays the dream-like story told through a series of fast-paced vignettes. Performers combine acrobatics, dance and comedy with unusual props, costumes and lighting effects to teach children about dance in a fun, exciting way. 

(Ages 3+) Brian Sanders' Junk

 

Various times and locations. See trustarts.org/kids for details. 

Children's Theater: Click, Clack, Moo!

January 11-18, 2015

The cows in this tale are an unusual bunch—they can type and they’re on strike! Farmer Brown can’t believe his ears when he first hears “click, clack, moo” coming from the barn. The cows are typing a letter asking for improved working conditions and will do anything to get it—even if it means refusing to be milked. This hilariously mooooving musical comedy about the power of compromise is based on Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin’s Caldecott Honor Book, a New York Times best-seller. (Ages 4-10) Theatreworks USA


Various times and locations. See trustarts.org/kids for details.

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featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

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featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

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