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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.

Let It Glow Christmas Celebration

11/19/2017 @ 3:00pm - 12:00 AM The Waterfront

Get into the holiday spirit at The Waterfront this month as they celebrate their annual Let it Glow Christmas Celebration. Santa will arrive at Town Center at 3 p.m. and he and his merry friends will pose for pictures with children and their families until 6 p.m. Cupcake lovers will swoon for the mini cupcake tour around the center’s retail locations, featuring sweet delicacies from The Waterfront’s newest retailer, Cakery Square, owner and operated by former Steeler, Wes Lyons. In addition to the treats, the event will feature live music, strolling carolers dressed in traditional costumes, ornament decorating for the kids and free gift wrapping through the Girl Scouts. The evening will culminate with the lighting of the 22-foot tree in the middle of Town Center at 6 p.m.

Chamber Music at Old St. Luke\'s

11/26/2017 @ 2:00pm - 12:00 AM Old St. Luke\'s Church Chamber Music at Old St. Luke’s November 26, 2017 ~ 2:00 PM Worship from the Harp Marissa Knaub Avon, harp This beautiful and spiritual concert will feature harp solos from the album,”Worship from the Harp”, the Mozart "Flute and Harp Concerto" and Debussy’s" Sacred and Profane Danses" with string quartet. Old St. Luke\'s Church 330 Old Washington Pike, Carnegie PA15106  412-969-7072 ~ https:\/\/m.facebook.com\/ChamberMusicAtOldStLukes Free Admission ~ Donations are accepted and appreciated

Holiday Glass Sale

12/1/2017 - 12/3/2017 Pittsburgh Glass Center

Funky, fanciful and functional glass will be for sale for three days only! Regional artists will display handmade art and jewelry in all price ranges. Hot glass demonstrations will be ongoing on Friday evening. You can make your own glass ornament on Saturday from 10am-4pm. $35\/blown glass ornament and $25\/fused ornament. Friday, December 1 6 - 9pm (sale + hot glass demonstrations) Saturday, December 2 10am - 4pm (sale + Make-It-Now Ornaments) Sunday, December 3 10am - 4pm (sale only)

Pittsburgh Glass Center Holiday Glass Sale #2

12/1/2017 - 12/3/2017 Pittsburgh Glass Center

Funky, fanciful and functional glass will be for sale for three days only! Regional artists will display handmade art and jewelry in all price ranges. Hot glass demonstrations will be ongoing on Friday evening. You can make your own glass ornament on Saturday from 10am-4pm. $35\/blown glass ornament and $25\/fused ornament. Friday, December 1 6 - 9pm (sale + hot glass demonstrations) Saturday, December 2 10am - 4pm (sale + Make-It-Now Ornaments) Sunday, December 3 10am - 4pm (sale only)

Pittsburgh Glass Center Holiday Glass Sale #1

12/1/2017 - 12/3/2017 Pittsburgh Glass Center

Funky, fanciful and functional glass will be for sale for three days only! Regional artists will display handmade art and jewelry in all price ranges. Hot glass demonstrations will be ongoing on Friday evening. You can make your own glass ornament on Saturday from 10am-4pm. $35\/blown glass ornament and $25\/fused ornament. Friday, December 1 6 - 9pm (sale + hot glass demonstrations) Saturday, December 2 10am - 4pm (sale + Make-It-Now Ornaments) Sunday, December 3 10am - 4pm (sale only)

Riverside Design Group Holiday Sale

12/1/2017 @ 9:00AM - 12:00 AM - 12/3/2017 3485 Butler Street

12 Days of Free Santa Photos at The Waterfront

12/2/2017 @ 12:00pm - 12:00 AM - 12/20/2017 The Waterfront, 149 W Bridge Street, Homestead, PA 15120

One of the only places in Pittsburgh to get Santa photos for free! You’ll find him in Santa\'s Workshop located next to The Children’s Place. Saturdays, December 2, 9, 16............12 – 5pm Sundays, December 3, 10, 17............12 – 5pm Mondays, December 4, 11, 18.............5 – 8pm Wednesdays, December 6, 13, 20......5 – 8pm waterfrontpgh.com #WaterfrontPGH Donations will be accepted on behalf of Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

14TH Anniversary Holiday Cookie Walk

12/9/2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 AM St. Peter & St. Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 220 Mansfield Blvd., Carnegie, PA 15106 The St. Matrona Sisterhood of Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church announces its 14th Annual Cookie Walk To be held Saturday, December 9th from 10 AM – 2 PM. Homemade cookies and specialty pastries will fill the church hall located on Mansfield Boulevard in Carnegie. ( just off the 79 exit at Carnegie) Some of our featured cookies will include nut crescents, fruit filled kolache, Ukrainian truffles, Italian rum balls, almond cookies, Hamentaschen and Russian tea cakes along with hundreds of beautifully decorated holiday favorites. Nut rolls, lady locks, biscotti, pizzelles and gluten free cookies will also be available. The assortment will amaze you!! Cookies will be sold by the pound. Proceeds from the “COOKIE WALK” enable the Sisterhood to continue its maintenance and beautification projects of the church, a Pittsburgh National Landmark Building, as well as support our many community outreach programs. Please mark your calendars Saturday, December 9th and join the hundreds of Pittsburghers who have already made this event a holiday family tradition. For further information, call: Sherri @ 412-276-2768 or Alexis @ 724-348-7326 OrthodoxCarnegie@gmail.com sawchuk22@aol.com

Messiah Sing

12/10/2017 @ 2:00pm - 12:00 AM St. Brendan’s Church, 2365 McAleer Rd, Sewickley, PA 15143

A much-loved Christmas tradition offered by Pittsburgh Concert Chorale and St. Brendan’s Church, Franklin Park. We invite all those in the Greater Pittsburgh area who love to sing, or to listen, to come with family and friends to recreate selections from Handel’s sacred masterpiece. With 14-piece orchestra and soloists, Under the baton of PCC Music Director, Dr. Susan Medley. This event features the audience performing choruses (and some solos), singing with great fervor and robust sound - without rehearsal! Music scores will be loaned to those who do not have a copy. A cookie reception at intermission will provide a time to rest the voice and to mingle with the singers and instrumentalists. No tickets, no admission fee, no reservations. (Baskets will be provided for a free will offering.) Come early and sit with your voice section or join others just to listen!

Annual Menorah Parade & Chanukah Festival

12/12/2017 @ 5:00PM - 12:00 AM The Waterfront

Chabad of Western PA and Bnai Emunoh Chabad have partnered with The Waterfront Shopping Center to celebrate the Festival of Chanukah on December 12 under the Homestead Grays bridge at The Waterfront. The festival will run from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. and will include live music, a heated tent with food vendors, games and activities for the kids with Paint Monkey and a special grand menorah lighting.

Think Beyond the Bank: Alternative Funding for Your Small Business

12/12/2017 @ 6:00PM - 12:00 AM The Shop 621 North Dallas Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Join us to hear about popular local funding options and meet some programs that are new to town! A panel of representatives from the top alternative funding organizations in Pittsburgh will introduce their programs and take questions from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. Opportunities range from grants to crowdfunding to loans from community development financial institutions. Networking and time for 1-on-1 questions will occur before and after the panel presentation. Light refreshments will be served. Speakers include representatives from: Urban Innovation21, Kiva Pittsburgh, Bridgeway Capital, Honeycomb Capital, The Hebrew Free Loan Association, The Progress Fund, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Pittsburgh (facade improvement grant), and AlphaLab Gear. Register at think-beyond-the-bank.eventbrite.com.

Kids Coats for Warmth Christmas 2017

12/16/2017 @ 3:00 pm - 12:00 AM Nabhi Christian Ministries@ Faith Lutheran 7060 Lemington Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Nabhi Christian Ministries (NCM) in partnership with Faith Lutheran Church, Walmart, PGH. TACO TRUCK, ABC, Townsend Press and Eat\'n Park will sponsor the 20th Kids Coats for Warmth Christmas Party and Gingerbread House Contest. Many kids in Allegheny County continue to struggle on a daily basis to survive and enjoy a meal in the midst of drugs and violence, poor living conditions, broken families and inadequate educational opportunities. Christmas comes and goes only with a sense of longing possibly turning into a crisis! To bring Christmas joy and to help reduce viruses, bacterial infections and other dreaded childhood illnesses that can be affiliated with cold weather, NCM and their partners will once again provide meals and new winter coats to help keep kids warm through the cold-winter months. Kids will also enjoy a great holiday party emceed by a Life Skill\'s comedian with live entertainment, a visit from Santa and his dancing elves and travel to Santa’s toy and literacy workshop for toys and books to improve their ability to access valuable reading resources written to inspire and help them learn the language skills needed for success. In addition, kids and their families have the opportunity to learn "pay-it-forward leadership skills" for NCM\'s 20th Anniversary, by donating $1 towards their supplies when entering NCM\'s popular Drug-Free Gingerbread House Contest (judged only by effort and family participation), Limited Online Registration for ages 3-12 Only is now open at: www.nabhiministries.org Nabhi Christian Ministries is an all-volunteer, nonprofit, 501©3 organization with low overhead. They\'re committed to building safe pathways for the healthy development of children victimized by or exposed to drugs, violence and other harsh environments in Allegheny County. NCM goals are accomplished through their mission to enhance impoverished communities by reducing havoc and creating healthy environments that mentor, train and develop quality citizens of all ages. NCM honors leaders who are committed to building and strengthening our communities.

Black Bodies and the Justice of God

1/13/2018 @ 2:00pm - 12:00 AM Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 616 N. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Join us for the Fourth Annual Community Conversation on Race and Faith and the Kelso Lecture featuring the Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean, Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary. Her lecture will be the centerpiece of a day-long event designed to equip and empower individuals to form on-going relationships that cross traditional boundaries to work for justice, especially racial justice. This event is free to participants and targeted toward students, community members, and members and leaders in faith-based organizations

Sharif Bey: Dialogues in Clay and Glass

3/2/2018 @ 10:00AM - 12:00 AM - 5/6/2018 Pittsburgh Glass Center

Sharif Bey’s work cross-references notions of power, ornamentation, and natural history with objects and surfaces associated with traditional African jewelry. He uses his work to explore alternative ways of paying respect to tradition, function, adornment, and ceremony. His exhibition showcases his large-scale ceramic necklace wall hangings and a series of necklace forms made from large glass beads. Bey said, “I look forward to exploring the different relationship with light that the glass beads will have in contrast to the ceramic beads.” In addition, the expanded color palette in glass opens up possibilities in his work not currently available in ceramic glazes.   This exhibition coincides with the 2018 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference in Pittsburgh taking place March 14-17 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Get more details at  http:\/\/nceca.net\/

20th Annual Regatta at Lake Arthur

8/4/2018 @ 10:00am - 12:00 AM - 8/5/2018 Moraine State Park - South Shore The Regatta at Lake Arthur is an annual 2-day regional event celebrated on Moraine State Park\'s South Shore the first weekend in August. Our 2018 event weekend is scheduled for Saturday, August 4 from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.; Sunday, August 5 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. 2018 marks our 20th event year, and we are excited to welcome you, your family, and your friends to come and see all that the Regatta has to offer. There is no admission or parking charge and many Regatta events are FREE. This annual event brings thousands of visitors each year to experience and enjoy the 3,225 acres of Lake Arthur with over 40 miles of scenic shoreline. The Regatta offers land and lake activities along with exciting new opportunities to enjoy the natural resources of the park (our 2017 event recorded nearly 15,000 visitors). Our mission is to be the premiere, all-ages, eco-recreational event in the region. While we are nestled in the heart of Butler County, we welcome visitors from across the region and beyond. If you enjoy being active in the great outdoors, then this is a weekend you simply don\'t want to miss! We are excited to continue to promote a healthy lifestyle, feature wholesome food options and continue to increase opportunities for you to get out and active at Moraine. Come on out and PLAY!