Public Mtg On Forbes Ave Safety Improvements – Wed 8/31 5pm 5034 Forbes Ave

Wednesday, August 31, 5:00PM
5034 Forbes Avenue, Cohon University Center, Room: Rangos 3 (2nd Floor) 
 
PennDOT, City of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and Oakland Transportation Management Association (OTMA) will share the Forbes Avenue Safety Improvements' project schedule and design plans at the meeting.The project proposes to make transportation safety and efficiency improvements on Forbes Avenue, from S. Craig Street to Beeler Street. 
 
Please show up on Wednesday to have your voice heard. 
 
Safety on Forbes Avenue came to the forefront last fall with the death of Susan Hicks, who was riding her bike home from the University of Pittsburgh, where she worked. Safe, connected bike infrastructure throughout Oakland is critical. 
 
The safety improvement projects are scheduled to take place beginning fall 2017 through summer 2018. 

Yoga classes – Last One Tues 9/27; Tues 8/30 Cancelled

Reminder that tomorrow's Yoga class at the South Oakland Community Orchard on Parkview Ave has been cancelled. 
 
Also, the last class for 2016 will be Tuesday, September 27. 

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Police Chief McClay’s Town Hall Meeting – Zone 4 Thu 9/15 6-9pm

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Join the Pittsburgh Police and Chief McLay for a Town Hall Meeting! 
*Meet your Public Safety Zone Council Leadership* 
 
Share Public Safety Concerns • Review Crime Statistics • Provide Feedback On
Community-Police Relations • Provide Feedback On How the Police Can Better Serve Our Community 
 
Zone 4: Thursday, September 15 6-9pm
Pittsburgh Firefighters Union Hall, 120 Flowers Avenue, Hazelwood 
 
Zone 3: Wednesday, August 24, 6-9pm
IBEW Hall, 5 Hot Metal Street, #100, South Side Works 
 
For more info and other dates, see flyer.

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08 2016

Pgh Public School – Look, Listen & Learn Forums 2016

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Join Superintendent Hamlet for his Look, Listen and Learn Tour!  Please attend one of nine listening sessions to share your thoughts on the District’s strengths and areas for improvement. Themes from the listening sessions will be shared at the November 2nd Education Committee Meeting and will help lay the foundation for the District’s 5-year strategic plan. 
 
To review the 90-day plan, please visit www.pps.k12.pa.us/90dayplan

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College Football – Penn State At Pitt Sat 9/10

Penn State is scheduled to play football against Pitt in Pittsburgh on Saturday September 10 starting at Noon.  This will obviously mean a lot of extra party activity that entire weekend especially in Oakland.  We hope everyone will be respectful of our neighborhood, but please be on the watch for any excessive or destructive behavior.

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08 2016

Pgh Irish Festival – Fri 9/9 To Sun 9/11

Pittsburgh’s largest Irish cultural festival, Irish food, music and marketplace. Provides ethnic entertainment, catering and cultural education for special events and conventions.

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08 2016

ALCOSAN 2016 Open House Sat 9/17 9-4

2016 ALCOSAN Open House
3300 Preble Avenue 
Pittsburgh, PA 15233 
Saturday, September 17
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
 
Saturday, September 17 marks the return of ALCOSAN's annual award-winning Open House event, FREE and open to the public rain or shine!  Join us for the region's largest watershed and environmental festival, featuring hands-on environmental exhibits, treatment plant and laboratory tours, microbiology and watershed life demonstrations, and educational activities for all ages!
 

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Fundraiser For Family House Thu 8/18 At Stack’d Oakland

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Stack’d Burgers & Beers
3716 Forbes Avenue 
 
All Day - 25% of all food & drink proceeds donated 
 
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.  100% of special drink proceeds donated & meet the Pittsburgh Passion women’s football team 
 
The Oakland Business Improvement District and Stack’d Burgers & Beer in Oakland have joined forces to raise funds for Family House of Pittsburgh as part of an all-day event scheduled for Thursday, August 18, 2016.

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08 2016

Free Small Business Resource Fair – Gov Edition – 9/6 4-7pm City-Cnty Bldg

September 6, 2016
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
6th Floor, City-County Building 
 
The Mayor's Office in partnership with the URA will host a complimentary, government focused, Small Business Resource Fair. The purpose of the event is to offer small business owners in-person access to representatives from all relevant departments within city services (zoning, permits, ADA compliance, etc.). You will have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered ― all in one location. This event would be ideal for small business owners such as restaurateurs, retail owners, contractors, etc. 
 

Local University Official Move-in Dates 2016

‘Student Move-in’ for Fall 2016 Term 
Below is a list of local University move-in dates.
  • Carlow University – August 23-24, 28, 2016
  • Carnegie Mellon University – August 20, 24-25, 2016
  • Chatham University – August 24, 2016
  • Duquesne University – August 16, 2016
  • Point Park University – August 22, 25, 27, 2016
  • University of Pittsburgh – August 22-28, 2016

WordPlay At Bricolage – Aug 26 & 27.

If you enjoyed OPDC's June storytelling event, check out WordPlay, presented by our friends at Bricolage Production Company at 937 Liberty Avenue.
 
Part "This American Life", part stand-up comedy, WordPlay brings the art of live storytelling back to the stage! With brazen honesty and creativity, actors, comedy writers, and everyday people read their own funny, and often poignant, stories while a DJ spins a real-time soundtrack. 
 
Bricolage's next WordPlay is August 26 & 27.  
 
 

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Hard To Recycle Event At Century III Mall Sat 8/20 9am-1pm

Century III Mall 
August 20th, 9am to 1pm 
 
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.  Some items like computer monitors and TVs are taken for a fee.

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08 2016

Aug 30 Yoga Class At S Oakland Comm Orchard Cancelled

No yoga class at South Oakland Community Orchard Tue 8/30.

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08 2016

Save The Date 9/10 10am To 6pm – New Frick Environmental Center Opening

Join Pgh Parks Conservancy as they throw open the doors to the public for the first time! Visit the new Center during this full day of festivities and take part in:
  • Historical and technical tours of the building and grounds
  • Free all-ages musical performances, yoga classes, and poetry readings
  • Family-friendly activities like hikes, seed ball making, and tree identification
  • Tasty bites from area food trucks
  • Much more!
 
The first 250 visitors get a complimentary water bottle! This public celebration is rain or shine. We encourage everyone to consider busing, biking, or walking to this event at 2005 Beechwood Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

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Free Or Almost Free Stuff To Do In Pgh

Find year-round events for fun, entertaining and engaging things to do in the greater Pittsburgh Area.

Having fun doesn’t have to empty your wallet! Many of Pittsburgh’s annual events are free, family friendly and deliver a unique experience. From the nation’s second-largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade to the only vintage sports car race on city streets, you’ll have a blast in Pittsburgh!

A sampling of ongoing and upcoming events and places to visit:

  • Kelly Strayhorn Theater – Pgh East Side
  • Gallery Crawls – Downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District
  • Yoga in the Square – Sundays from June 5-September 25
  • Allegheny County Summer Concert Series – Various County Parks
  • Bach, Beethoven and Brunch Sundays, June 19-August 14 2016, Mellon Park
  • Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park – Watch cinema under the stars at seven Pittsburgh area parks 7 days a week June through August.
  • The First Fridays at the Frick – Free admission, but $5 donation suggested.
  • KidsPlay @ Market Square – Tuesdays 10-11am July through August
  • Rodef Shalom Biblical Botanical Garden – largest biblical botanical garden in North America
  • Three Rivers Storytelling Festival – August 5-7, Northland Public Library
  • City of Pittsburgh Great Race – September 25
  • Light Up Night® – November 2016
Check out their website for the complete list and links to respective sites.