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inquire within

Through August, 2014

In an exciting new collaboration between WQED and neighborhood libraries, we’re inviting you to “inquire within” as we take PBS resources into the community. Our goal is to help kids between 3 and 11 explore new reading, math, and technology skills to help battle the Summer Slump! Check out screenings, activities, reading programs, and app-a-thons taking place at Peters Township Library, Northern Tier Library, Northland Library and Plum Library throughout July and August.

smart.squared summer camp with Winchester Thurston

Through August 2, 2014

Spend the summer with your favorite PBS characters!

WQED and Winchester Thurston School are partnering to provide cool new summer camps for students in grades Pre-K - 8, based on your favorite PBS KIDS shows! There is something for everyone: programs focus on numerous topics including art, science, paleontology, cooking and nutrition, engineering, Spanish language and culture, reading and writing, animal behavior, and even superhero journalism! All camps are held at Winchester Thurston's North Hills campus.


Super Why at the Y

Through August 8, 2014

Reading is power, and Super Why at the Y helps kids learn the fundamentals of reading through interactive story book adventures! Join us at Super WHY Summer Camps in Westmoreland County YMCAs to increase your 4- to 7-year-old's reading potential. 25% discount for YMCA members or WQED members.

June 16-20 at Ligonier Valley YMCA (724.238.3619)
June 23-27 at Valley Points Family YMCA, New Kensington Branch (724.335.9191)
July 14-18 at Ligonier Valley YMCA (724.238.3619)
July 21-25 at Greensburg YMCA (724.834.0150)
July 28-Aug. 1 at Valley Points Family YMCA, Kiski Valley Branch (724.845.1968) 
August 4-8 at Regional Family YMCA of Laurel Highlands (724.547.9622)

Roving Art Cart

June 17 through August 8, 2014, 10 am - 1 pm

Get your passport to fun! This year the Roving Art Cart features great projects from around the world. Have fun making Amazon rain sticks, Chinese dragons, colorful masks from other cultures and more! Activities are free and best suited for children ages 5 to 12. 

Broadway at the Overlook

August 7, 8, 9, 15, & 16, 2014, 7:30 pm

Pittsburgh’s stunning downtown skyline serves as the backdrop for premier musical productions at the West End/Elliot Overlook. Pittsburgh Musical Theater's talented professional and student performers delight audiences with tunes from its upcoming season. (412.539.0900 x232)

Run Around the Square

August 23, 2014

Run--or walk--through Frick Park’s Fern Hollow at the Run Around the Square, the largest neighborhood footrace in Pittsburgh! The event features musicians, costumed characters, and themed water stops sprinkled throughout the course. Registration deadline August 20. Start time for 1.5 mile fun run/walk is 8:15 am; 5K race at Henrietta St. & Milton Ave., 9 am (412.246.9506)

Schenley Park Miniature Golf Course

Through August 24, 2014

Play a round of miniature golf this summer in Schenley Park! Head out for friendly competition on the putting green, surrounded by whimsical scenery in a beautiful park setting. The course promises a challenging 18 holes of fun and excitement for the entire family. (412.422.6523)

Cinema in the Park

Through August 30, 2014

Grab a blanket or lawn chair and head out for an unforgettable evening of Cinema Under the Stars! Sundays and Wednesdays at Schenley Park, Wednesdays at Flagstaff Hill, Mondays at Highland Park, Tuesdays at West End/Elliot Overlook, Thursdays at Brookline Memorial Park, Fridays at Arsenal Park, Saturdays at Grandview Park, and Saturdays at Riverview Park. Screenings start at dusk! (412.255.2493)

Alphabet Trail and Tales

September 13, 2014, 10 am - 1 pm

Take a walk in beautiful Frick Park and discover 26 great ways to have fun along the Alphabet Trail. It’s zany fun from A to Z!

It's a free early and elementary literacy event for the whole family, and a day of the best in children's books, interactive hand-painted story sets, art, music, games and activities. At the Frick Blue Slide Playground on Beechwood Boulevard. (412.665.3665)

Junior Great Race

September 21, 2014, Noon

The 19th running of the Dollar Bank Junior Great Race literally begins with a bang as costumed reenactors from the Fort Pitt Museum provide a volley of musket fire to start the Family Fun Run in Point State Park. Younger children participate by running in the Tot Trot or crawling in the Diaper Dash! Children of all ages enjoy meeting with favorite mascots, clowns, face painters, and musical entertainers. (412.255.2493)

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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.

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.

Requests

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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