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

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!   
 

Balkin & Central Asian Women Film 9/29-10/1
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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.

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. 
 

Tuesday, July 11th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. there will be a community celebration and open house where the City of Pittsburgh and project partners will reveal the public draft of the EcoInnovation District Plan. 
  
Snacks and refreshments will be provided and sign language interpreters will be present. 
 
Can’t make the meeting? The plan will also be available on the project website (http://www.ecoinnovationdistrict.org/) along with an online comment form. 
 
They hope you will consider coming and providing comments on the draft plan.
Public Meeting for Forbes Avenue Corridor Improvements Project 
 
Monday, July 17, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Carnegie Mellon University, Cohon University Center
5032 Forbes Ave, Rangos 2 – 2nd floor 
 
The purpose of this Public Meeting is to share the design plans for the corridor. Project team members will be on hand to provide project details, answer questions, and gather public feedback.     

These are images of a man caught on camera breaking into a car in South Oakland.  He appears to be a heavy set white male, beard, long wavy/curly hair, backpack, might be carrying a small towel with him. He's seen walking around Oakland between 2:30am to 4:00am on June 10.  If you have any information on this guy, please alert police or let us know.
There have been 6 or 7 theft from cars and 2 cars stolen in South Oakland the last 2 weeks on Hardie Way, Dawson and Parkview. 
 
    We are urging residents to take basic precautions to prevent crimes.   This includes like making sure doors are locked and the importance of leaving nothing visible inside your car.  Obviously this includes anything like laptop, camera, cell-phone, purse, etc., but also anything not as obviously valuable, like an old pair of jeans or worn-looking crumpled sweatshirt. To a hopeful thief, they could contain a wallet, jewelry, etc., 
 
    A related precaution:  Never leave a charger plugged into your vehicle’s accessory-socket!  A potential thief seeing that telltale wire draped across the center-console, might hope to find a cell-phone or GPS, etc. 
 
    Attached is the City Weekly Crime Report for last week. 
Here in Pittsburgh, Oakland is one of several neighborhoods, including Lawrenceville and Garfield, that is launching a Trust to combat the critical shortage of quality, afford-able homes available to regular homebuyers. Many other neighborhoods are engaging residents to decide if this model works for them. 
 
See the attached pamphlet for an overview and links to more info, and watch for local meetings to discuss implementation.

Schenley Park
Location: Flagstaff Hill
Dates: Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30, 2017
Wednesday Night Concert Series at Flagstaff Hill
Come early to enjoy mid-week musical performances before the movie begins. Bands perform on Flagstaff Hill Wednesdays from approximately 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Schenley Plaza
Location: 4100 Forbes Avenue, Oakland
Dates: Sundays, June 4 – August 27, 2017
Note: Movies begin at dusk. Events may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Click here for event announcements and updates from @PghEventsOffice or call 412-255-2493.

A live storytelling event benefiting Oakland Planning and Development Corporation, a nonprofit community development organization. They will be kicking off the Oakland Community Land Trust at this year's event, which OPDC is launching to preserve home ownership and affordability in Oakland’s residential communities at a most critical time for our neighborhoods. 
 
Check out the attached flyer and/or link to buy tickets