Join the Heinz Chapel Choir for their holiday concert followed by a reception hosted by the Pitt Alumni Association. 
 
Don't miss out on this opportunity that will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit, and join the choir members afterwards for some refreshments. 
 
Heinz Chapel Choir Holiday Concert and Reception
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Concert: 3 p.m. Heinz Memorial Chapel 
South Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 
 
Reception: following the concert at Alumni Hall, Connolly Ballroom
4227 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 
 
The cost is $25 per person and includes the concert and reception. 
 
 
Questions can be directed to Laraine Hlatky at the Pitt Alumni Association 
by phone at 412-624-5589 or via e-mail at hlaraine@pitt.edu

Grow food. Sustain neighborhoods. Bring people together.
Grow Pittsburgh strives to teach people how to grow food and to promote the benefits that gardens bring to our neighborhoods. 
 
They are currently hiring three new positions to start in 2018.  There will be two full-time positions and one part-time position—each comes with a full benefits package.  Grow Pittsburgh Staff will help build and support unique gardens and farms by connecting directly with students, schools, families, home growers, and farmers.  
 
Available Positions 
  • Frick Greenhouse and Shiloh Farm Manager (Full-time)
  • Learning Garden Educator (Full-time)
  • Community Garden Coordinator (Part-time 30+ hours/wk)   
 

EAST EUROPEAN AND SLAVIC FALL FESTIVAL 
Sunday, October 29, 2017, 12-4pm 
Cathedral Of Learning First Floor Commons Room 
 
Join in a cultural celebration of food, dance and more! 
Featuring: The Pitt Carpathian Ensemble 
Special Guest Richard Balázs, Director of the Folk Factory ensemble, will teach Balkan dances!   
 

 

South Oakland Halloween Party
Friday, October 27, 5PM-7PM
Frazier Fieldhouse 
​ 
For Ages 2-15 – Costumes Optional. Games and Activities.
Refreshments and Drinks Provided. Candy Donations Requested.
Sponsored by South Oakland Neighborhood Group (SONG)
​RSVP with Janet, or through our contact page at SouthOaklandPgh.org ​/contact​   
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  • Friday, September 29th | 4:00-7:30pm | 125 Frick Fine Arts
  • Saturday, September 30th | 10:00am -1:00pm | 125 Frick Fine Arts
  • Saturday, September 30th | 3:00pm -6:00pm | 232 Cathedral of Learning
  • Sunday, October 1st | 10:00am -1:00pm | 232 Cathedral of Learning
Attached are various documentation and links to other information about a proposed development of Lot 28-H-271, at the intersection of Boundary St and Yarrow Way in the Panther Hollow area. The developer is seeking significant variances. Please contact OPDC if you would like to be involved in the community meeting they are arranging for discussion of Zone Case 324 of 2017 currently scheduled for a ZBA hearing on October 5, 2017 at 10:00am at the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross St, Pgh, PA 15219.

 The Heinz History Center is hosting a RADical Day on Sunday, Sept. 24. Enjoy free admission to the Heinz History Center as part of RADical Days, sponsored by RAD – Allegheny Regional Asset District.
RADical Days is an annual event celebrating the assets with free admission, musical and dance performances, and family activities offered by arts and culture organizations, parks and recreation, and sports and regional attractions that are funded by RAD.
For more information on RADical Days (September 22 through October 15) and to see a list of other participating organizations please visit the RAD website.
The Fort Pitt Museum RADical day is Sunday, Oct. 1.
SCHEDULE
2 p.m. – South Hills Chorale
2:30 p.m. – Pittsburgh Youth Chorus
3 p.m. – Allegheny Brass Band  

Street closings on  on Sunday, September 24, 2017 for both the 10K and the 5K are divided into four separate zones. Zones C & D will be closed at 6:30 a.m. Zones A & B will close at 8:30 a.m. Each zone will re-open at different times. The schedule is as follows:
  • ZONE A – Start Line at Beechwood Blvd. to Forbes and Morewood Avenues closure from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 10:00 a.m.
  • ZONE B – Forbes and Morewood Avenues to Fifth Avenue and Bigelow Blvd. closure from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 10:30 a.m.
  • ZONE C – Fifth Avenue and Bigelow Blvd. to Fifth Avenue & the ramp to Blvd. of the Allies (at Robinson Street) closure from 6:30 a.m. to approximately 10:45 a.m.
  • ZONE D – Fifth Avenue & the Oakland ramp to Blvd. of the Allies to Commonwealth Blvd. and Liberty Ave. closure from 6:30 a.m. to approximately 11:00 a.m.

Home ownership in Oakland: Learn about the Oakland Community Land Trust
Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) is launching a Community Land Trust (CLT) to preserve home ownership and guarantee affordability in Oakland’s residential neighborhoods. 
 
Please plan to attend a public meeting to learn more about this initiative.
Tuesday, September 12th, 6 p.m.
St. Regis Parish Social Hall
3235 Parkview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 
 
Questions that will be addressed at this meeting:
  • How Community Land Trusts work
  • How OPDC determines a purchase price for your home
  • How landlords can get involved
  • Why OPDC is doing this
Refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP to aboykowycz@opdc.org
412.621.7863 x17

​The URA has interest from a developer to build an office building inside the Pittsburgh Technology Center on 2nd Avenue. The proposal is for a 6-story 150,000 sf commercial office building. 
 
Their proposal to the URA, including results of community input process, are due September 15th, so they will be presenting at the South Oakland Neighborhood Group (SONG) meeting on Tue 9/5 at 6pm at Frazier Fieldhouse, with any interested members of the Oakcliffe Community Organization (OCO) attending as well. 
 
Check out the links below to see the attached drawings/tentative schedules for more specifics. 
 

Water Test Results and Call to Action
 
One South Oakland residence's water recently tested at a 25 ppb for lead, well over the 15 parts per billion (ppb) considered a high level of lead based on government standards. That particular house is fairly newly constructed, so the source is likely the connection to the house or the main supply lines. We encourage everyone to have their water tested in South Oakland. 
 
For more information on getting a free testing kit, visit
 
PWSA is currently mandated by DEP and EPA to replace seven percent of publicly-owned lead service lines per year. With a unanimous vote, City Council recently passed legislation that positions the city to help Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority customers replace private lead service lines when PWSA completes adjacent line work, but no funding yet.  If more people get their water tested in South Oakland, and the readings are similarly high, we as a neighborhood can appeal to Council President Kraus to make South Oakland a priority when the City plans any action. 
 

 

APPLY NOW!
 
Applications for Civic Leadership Academy are due August 4! 
  
Civic Leadership Academy is a free, 11-week course that encourages more informed, effective and inspired community and civic leadership by giving City residents an opportunity to learn about their local government.
  • Classes are every Wednesday, 6:00-8:30 PM, from September 6 – November 15, 2017
  • Applicants must be residents of the City of Pittsburgh or own a business within the City limits
  • Applications are due by Friday, August 4, 2017
For more information, visit the CLA Website at
or call Molly Onufer, the CLA coordinator at 412-255-4773
 
HARD TO RECYCLE COLLECTIONS WESTERN PA 
 
Since 2003, PRC has held Hard to Recycle collections in Southwestern PA with the goal of providing responsible and convenient recycling for items not able to be recycled at the curb. At these events individuals have been able to recycle such item as e-waste, cell phones, polystyrene, compact fluorescent bulbs, alkaline batteries, Freon-containing appliances, tires and more. 
 
Saturday, July 29th
La Roche College 
 
Saturday, August 12th
Century III Mall 
 
Saturday, October 7th
Settlers Cabin Park 
 
See attached flyer or

Pittsburgh City Wide Steps Assessment Meeting 
 
Thursday, July 27th, 6:00 p.m.
William Pitt Ballroom 
3959 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 
 
The City of Pittsburgh is currently engaged in an effort to assess City Steps in order to develop a way to strategically manage and repair these treasured assets. The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) will hold a public meeting on July 27, 2017 from 6-8pm at the William Pitt Ballroom to introduce the project and kick-off the public outreach component of the study. Please distribute this meeting notice to interested community members and groups. 
 
More information on the project and how to get involved can be found on the Step Plan project webpage: http://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/steps