Pgh Citizen’s Police Academy – Starts Tue 9/9/14 – Applications Due 9/3/14

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Twice a year, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police sponsors an opportunity for members of the community to become closely acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the Police Bureau.  The Pittsburgh Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) brings the police and the community close together in a setting that offers a sample of police training to each participant.

Participants receive three hours of training one evening each week for 15 weeks in many of the varied functions of law enforcement.  They experience some of the highlights of police training and are exposed to the operations of the police bureau.  Participants are taught the basics of criminal law, search and seizure, patrol tactics, firearms and many other subjects.  They learn about the processing of a crime scene, how police canines are used, and are exposed to many of the specialty police units. CPA participants meet and talk with many of the street officers as well as the command staff and training staff that serves them.  All this takes place in a safe and entertaining training environment.

Instructors are law enforcement professionals who teach both veteran and recruit police officers.  Students leave this training with a greater understanding of the police mission and with an increased ability to see how the police serve the community.

This program is not an accredited certification course to become a sworn police officer.

The next session of the CPA will begin on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at the Pittsburgh Police Headquarters 1203 Western Avenue Pittsburgh Pa 15233.  The program will be held each Tuesday evening, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for 15 weeks.  

Class size is limited to 30 participants.  All interested persons must complete an application and give permission for the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police to conduct a background check to determine if they have a criminal record.  The CPA application can be found at

http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/police/citizens_police_academy.htm

(this page has the previous dates, but has link to application)

Please return applications by U.S. mail or hand-deliver to the Pittsburgh Police Training Academy. All applications must be received by September 3, 2014.

Bible Study Group – 4th Tues Every Month at Fieldhouse

“Bringing Love to the Streets” Bible Study with Shikinah House Ministries
4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30p – 7:30p with food at the Frazier Field House.

NOLA ON THE SQUARE: JAZZ FEST 7/15-19

NOLA ON THE SQUARE:  JAZZ FEST
July 15th marks the grand reopening of Nola on the Square in Downtown’s Market Square.  The occasion will include a celebration of live Jazz music throughout the week.  All are welcome to enjoy themselves at the restaurant while live music is held each night from July 15 to July 19.  For a list of bands and times, please see the attached links:

Free Assistance With PA Property Tax/Rent Rebate Forms – Deadline Extended To 12/31/14

Free assistance with PA Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms- deadline extended to 12/31/14
 
The State has extended the deadline for people to file forms to receive rebates from the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program until December 31.
 
People who would like assistance (at no cost to them) in completing the form should contact Pitt Outreach.
 
The rebate is available to income-eligible people who are: 
-65 years of age or older 
-widows or widowers 50 years of age or older
-people with disabilities 18 years of age or older
 
Thea Young
Outreach and Enrollment Team
Department of Family Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
PittOutreach2013 @ gmail.com
412 – 383 – 2359

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Carnegie Library Events

Check out the many varied events, educational and training workshops available at the Carnegie Library.

http://carnegielibrary.org/events/

Celebrate Oakland’s 175th Anniversary! Fri & Sat 10/10 & 10/11

Celebrate Oakland’s
175th Anniversary!
Schenley Plaza
Friday & Saturday,
October 10 & 11, 2014

Oakland Forever is a huge celebration of the people, places and things that make Oakland a fantastic neighborhood.  This truly community driven event is being organized and led by Oakland community organizations, institutions and businesses.  Drawing on the profound history of Oakland, the current culture of innovation among institutional partners, and the strong sense of community pride, this fête will highlight and mark Oakland’s unique and vibrant character.
You can contribute to the planning for this event by filling out this survey

For more info check out their website:

Clean Pittsburgh – South Oakland – Sat, Oct 18

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Clean Pittsburgh – South Oakland
Join Clean Pittsburgh steward Michael W. Thompson,
South Oakland Neighborhood Group (SONG),
and Pitt Volunteers for the next
Pitt Make a Difference Day
October 18, 2014

Click on the image to view and print the flyer.
Sign up today! Contact SONG at
or call/text 

Frazier Fieldhouse Festivites For Adults Sat 7/26 7pm, No Kids Night For Rest Of Summer

Our monthly adult get-togethers at the Frazier Fieldhouse adjacent to Dan Marino Field on Frazier St.  Any volunteers, donations of food or beverages, or even lending of movies is encouraged and welcome.

The Kids nights are going to be suspended for the summer, resuming in September.

Saturday July 26th is the adult get-together from 7pm-10pm.

Some entertainment is possible, but this event is more of an eat, meet and greet, maybe some card games so that neighbors can introduce themselves and discuss topics of interest and ideas for future events like like music, movies, games, etc.

This event is for ages 21 and older.

Due to the size of the building and limited people to run the event, we are limiting the number of adults to 30, so signing up beforehand is recommended.  Please include your name, address and contact number.

Donations of a covered dish, hors d’oeuvres, snacks and beverages are requested and welcome, but not mandatory.

Anyone that would like to share some of their favorite beer or wine for their neighbors to try is also welcome.  To avoid this becoming a “bar” night, we ask that you limit to one or two drinks total per person.

We reserve the right to ask anyone who is disruptive at any event to leave.

Please RSVP via SONG contact page, call or text SONG Phone#, or talk to Janet Sims in person.

East End Food Co-op Upcoming Events and Workshops

Exploring Co-op Membership
Wednesday, July 9, 7:00 PM
EEFC Café Seating Area

Potluck with the Board
Sunday, July 13, 12:30 – 3:00 PM
Regent Square Frick Park Forbes and Braddock Shelter

An Overview of Food Preservation at Home
Wednesday, July 16, 6:30 PM
Carnegie Library – Homewood

Super Herbs for Health and Healing
Wednesday, July 23, 7:00 PM
EEFC Café Seating Area

The Science Behind Raw Foods and Juicing
Wednesday, July 30, 6:30 PM
EEFC Gemini Children’s Theater

Events are free. Call EEFC at 412-242-3598 to reserve your spot.
East End Food Co-op (EEFC) 7516 Meade Street Pittsburgh, PA 15208

http://www.eastendfood.coop/archives/4161

Public Forums Held For Feedback On Selection Of Next Police Chief

Public safety meetings to garner feedback on selection of the new Chief of Police:

  • Zone 2 - Thursday, June 26 @ 6 p.m. – Teamsters Local 249, 4701 Butler St. – Lawrenceville, Pgh, PA 15201
  • Zone 5 – Tuesday, July 8 @ 6 p.m. - The Kingsley Association*, 6435 Frankstown Ave. – Homewood, Pgh, PA 15206
  • Zone 4 – Tuesday, July 22 @ 6 p.m.- Jewish Community Center*, 5738 Forbes Ave. – Squirrel Hill, Pgh, PA 15217
  • Zone 1 - Thursday, July 24 @ 6 p.m. - Our Lady Queen of Peace Church*, 907 Middle St. – Brighton Heights, Pgh, PA 15212

(* Location tentative pending availability)

For more info, go to

http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3168

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SOCD Fundraising at Frazier Fieldhouse – Our First Customer

​Our first official customer on 6/17 for fundraising for South Oakland Community Day (SOCD) at Frazier Fieldhouse.
Depending on weather on volunteer availability:
Tue & Thur ​5pm-8pm
Some Saturdays 11am-2pm
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St Regis Annual Flea Market Sat/Sun Aug 16-17

ST. REGIS ANNUAL FLEA MARKET
3235 PARKVIEW AVENUE
PITTSBURGH, PA 15213
SATURDAY August 16 10AM-5PM
&
SUNDAY August 17 9AM-2PM
BAKE SALE
COLLEGE STUDENTS MOVING IN?
NEED FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD ITEMS??
GREAT PRICES!!
Bag Sale: all the clothes you can put in the paper bag $2
All proceeds benefit the St. Regis Catholic Women’s Guild

2014 Love Your Block Grants – Deadline 5pm 7/11/14

The Love Your Block initiative invites organizations to submit project proposals that can transform their blocks with up to $1,000 and the support of City Departments. With these grant funds, winning groups can purchase supplies, engage their neighbors, and roll up their sleeves to transform their neighborhood – block by block! Projects may include, but are not limited to:
  1. Creating Green Spaces:  Community gardens, pocket parks, public spaces, or vacant lot cleanups
  2. Enhancing Parks:  painting structures, creating garden beds, picnic areas, shrub / flower plantings
  3. Streetscaping:  Planting trees & flowers along curbs / entry-ways, sprucing up neighborhood signs
  4. Removing Graffiti and Litter:  Tire dumping, recycling waste, swapping graffiti for murals, etc.
  5. Sprucing up of Pathways:  Mulching / clearing overgrowth on trails, creating safe school “walking” bus routes
For more info, go to

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ReuseFest – Mt Lebanon – Sat June 28, 9am-1pm

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Saturday,June28 9 am – 1 pm Jefferson Middle School, Mt Lebanon, 21 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243

ReuseFest Contact: Sarah Alessio Shea
Phone: 412.488.7490 ext.236
PRC.org

  • Art Supplies paint, canvas, photographs, prints, artwork, brushes, pastels, scissors, etc.
  • Backpacks and Similar Bags
  • Bikes including bike parts and bike tools
  • Board Games (all types)
  • Books
  • Clothing and Shoes
  • DVDs (all genres)
  • Home Furnishings: tables, chairs, stain and tear free upholstered items and mattresses
  • Housewares
  • Medical Supplies: wheel chairs, crutches, nebulizers, scrubs, prosthetics
  • Pet Supplies: toys, bowls, crates, blankets, towels, neck or boppy pillows
  • School supplies paper, pens, pencils, calculators
  • Sporting Goods
  • Useable Building Materials doors, windows, light fixtures, lumber (4’+)
  • Vintage Items (for repurposing)

All partners reserve the right to refuse unusable materials.

http://www.zerowastepittsburgh.org/reuse/ReuseFest-2014.pdf

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Pitt Partnership For Food Drive – Ends Sunday June 15

From the University of Pittsburgh:

"Every year, the Pitt Partnership for Food drive mobilizes our community to support the movement to combat hunger in our region. This drive is an important source of product and monetary contribution for our partner, the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, which in turn supports the Oakland Food Pantry and scores of area outlets including soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, after school programs, senior high rises, Meals on Wheels, community centers, and special programs. The Food Bank distributes around 27 million pounds of food each year.

 

Utilizing great efficiency and resourcefulness, a donation of $1 is leveraged by the Food Bank to provide 5 meals! Currently, with the generous Chancellor’s Challenge 100% match, each dollar donated to our Pitt drive will go towards providing an astounding 10 meals! There can be no greater incentive or a better time to help end hunger in our community.

 

Please also encourage your colleagues and friends to go to www.PittsburghFoodBank.org/PITT to donate online, or drop off food or other listed products at the many collection bins set up all across campus. Please act now as the drive ends on June 15, 2014! We must all support the belief that chronic hunger in our community is simply unacceptable!

 

There is additional information on food items and products urgently needed, collection bin locations and other details listed on the drive flier at www.tinyurl.com/PittPartnershipForFood "

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