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Veterans Town Hall

9/26/2017 @ 10:00AM - 12:00 AM VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System University Drive Campus

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Director Karin McGraw invites you to join us for our Veterans Town Hall: What – VA Pittsburgh Town Hall When – 10- to 11:30 a.m. September 26 Where – University Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15240 Our town halls allow Veterans, their families and the general public to meet with VA leadership. Attendees can ask questions, tell us what we are doing right and point out ways we can improve our services.

St. Barnabas CEO Leadership Conference

9/29/2017 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 AM Kean Theatre 31st Annual St. Barnabas CEO Leadership Conference On Friday, September 29, 2017 business leaders from across Western Pennsylvania will gather at the St. Barnabas campus in Gibsonia for the 31st annual St. Barnabas CEO Leadership Conference, which is designed to inform, inspire and motivate today’s leaders. This is a free event and limited to 350 business executives. Transportation Innovation is the theme for the conference. Five dynamic CEO speakers and panelists, representing some of the region\'s fastest growing companies, will discuss progress and growth through innovation. The speakers will include (in order of appearance): Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Chief Executive David White, CEO - Pittsburgh Bike Share Noah Zych, Head of System Safety - Uber Bryan Salesky, President - Argo AI Mathew Maguire, CEO - OneJet Bill Flanagan of the Allegheny Conference will serve as conference moderator, in addition to panel moderator and former Allegheny County Chief Executive, James Roddey. During the conference, the annual St. Barnabas Leadership Awards will be presented to outstanding leaders that have made a difference in our region. Register online or call 724-444-5570. A Legacy of Leadership The St. Barnabas CEO Leadership Conference has a long history of presenting outstanding keynote speakers and panelists, including Tom Corbett, former Governor of Pennsylvania; Kevin McClatchy, former CEO and Managing Partner of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Patrick Toomey, U.S. Senator for Pennsylvania.

Journey to the West Book Series Debut

10/4/2017 @ 6:00pm - 12:00 AM Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Squirrel Hill Chinese language learners of all ages are invited to attend an event celebrating the debut of a new book series, Journey to the West. Local authors Jeff Pepper and Xiao Hui Wang will read from and discuss the series, designed to inspire Chinese language learners through the retelling of the classic 16th century Chinese novel Journey to the West. The series includes The Rise of the Monkey King, Trouble in Heaven, The Immortal Peaches (due for release in September 2017) and a forthcoming fourth installment. Written in simple language suitable for beginning Chinese learners at the 600-word HSK 3 level, each page of Chinese characters is matched with a facing page of pinyin. By including pinyin, as well as a full English version and glossary at the end, the authors hope that every reader, no matter what level of mastery they have of the Chinese language, will be able to understand and enjoy this classic tale retold.

CARMAA\'s DogtoberFEST 2017

10/7/2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM The Waterfront, 149 W Bridge Street, Homestead, PA 15210 DogtoberFEST is CARMAA’s premier animal adoption event. This celebration of adoption has been held the first weekend of October since 2010! Through DogtoberFEST, CARMAA promotes our goal of educating the public about the number of resources that are available for adopting a companion animal. DogtoberFEST is an outdoor festival and showcase for the many healthy and adoptable animals that are waiting for homes at more than 100 rescues and shelters in the Western Pennsylvania region. And, our event also helps to bring animal rescues and shelters together for one day as a collective community of compassionate people, advocating every day for homeless animals. Working together, these organizations will educate our DogtoberFEST attendees on the benefits of adopting a pet instead of buying an animal through a newspaper ad or pet store. Come meet your new best friend at DogtoberFEST!

Maker Faire Pittsburgh

10/14/2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 AM - 10/15/2017 Children\'s Museum of Pittsburgh

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects. We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Glimpse the future and get inspired!

FIfth Annual CIRCLE OF FAITH

10/15/2017 @ 2:00PM - 12:00 AM The Tent in Schenley Plaza, Forbes Ave., Oakland (15213)

Celebrating openness and welcome as part of GAY HISTORY MONTH around the theme “Welcoming, affirming, embracing… together we can” A public interfaith witness of welcome and inclusion for LGBTQIA persons, their families and allies by varied faith communities. The Circle is about goodwill, inclusion, diversity, and God\'s love for all humanity In support of inclusion, a growing number of diverse interfaith, pagan and religious organizations will participate. Those attending are invited to join this event to advocate for welcoming and including LGBTQIA persons and their families in their religious services and other events. A social time and opportunity for networking will follow the event. Accessibility is ensured for those with limiting conditions. Admission is free for all at this family-friendly event. Donations will be accepted (cash\/check).

Pittsburgh Ping Pong Festival

11/18/2017 @ 9:00am - 12:00 AM - 11/19/2017 South Park Home Economics Building

Table Tennis is one of the world\'s most popular sports, and a great lifetime fitness opportunity for people of all ages and physical capabilities. Pittsburgh, the City of Champions, is the home of some of the best table tennis players in the country. This November the region’s two nonprofit table tennis clubs will partner with the Allegheny County Parks Department to hold the region’s 5th annual Pittsburgh Ping Pong Festival, at the Home Economics Building in South Park. The event is open to anyone, but is especially designed for amateur players who have never competed in a public event and who want to test their skills against their fellow amateurs as well as against the region’s top players. The event will feature a wide range of events for players of all ages and skill levels, with $1500 cash prizes, plus trophies\/medallions for 1st and 2nd place in all events.