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October 2018

Reptiles Live!

October 20, 2018 - May 12, 2019
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Stand eye-to-eye with live reptiles from around the world! Admire colorful lizards, turtles, snakes, and crocodilians in 19 living dioramas. Learn more about these species with hands-on activities for all ages. Climb on a full-scale replica of a Galapagos Tortoise Shell. Find out how to tell the difference between an alligator and a crocodile. Touch real reptile skins and guess whether they came from turtles, snakes, or crocodilians. Reptiles: LIVE! is fun for the whole family. Reptiles Live! requires an add-on charge…

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January 2019

“Where Do We Sit on the Bus?”

January 19 - February 24
City Theatre, 1300 Bingham Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203 United States
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“Where Do We Sit on the Bus?” at City Theatre. A hip-hop autobiography about the power of family and growing up Latinx in a world that categorizes everyone in black and white. Best for middle school age and older.

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TapeScape 3.0

January 26 @ 10:00 am - May 12 @ 5:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, 10 Children's Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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$2 – $18

An interactive experience that the Children’s Museum is bringing back by popular demand (Tapescape-2012, Tapescape 2.0-2016), in its biggest form ever! TapeScape 3.0  will be housed in the Museum’s Garage Exhibit area where visitors can experience the wonder of the unexpected use of packing tape. This play exhibit / art installation, designed by Eric Lennartson, uses more than 50 miles of tape stretched over two-story steel frames to create twisting tunnels and curving walls for children to crawl through and…

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February 2019

“Da Vinci the Exhibition”

February 16 - September 2
Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, 15212
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“Da Vinci the Exhibition,” Carnegie Science Center. Explore the complex beginnings and lifetime achievements of Leonardo da Vinci, interact with Leonardo da Vinci’s machines, explore his world-renowned paintings, and discover his innovations in flight, hydraulics and music.

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Final weekend of “Destination Moon”

February 16 - March 17
Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Final weekend of “Destination Moon," Heinz History Center. Help send off the Destination Moon in style and take a look at the future of spaceflight and interstellar exploration during the exhibition’s final weekend at the History Center.

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‘If You Give a Mouse a Cookie’

February 16
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Saturday, repeating until March 9, 2019

Mariposa Studios, 527 Lincoln Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15202 United States
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'If You Give a Mouse a Cookie' When a generous boy shares a cookie with a hungry mouse, it is the beginning of a chain of events that keeps the boy busy all day long, and might keep him busy for days to come. Based on the award-winning book by Laura Joffee Numeroff and Felicia Bond, this delightful show is perfect for ages 3 and up. Opening February 2 through March 9, 2019. Every Saturday at 10am and 1pm.

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Garden Railroad: Memories in Motion

February 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until March 10, 2019

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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$17.95

Continuing the celebration of Phipps’ storied past, Garden Railroad takes guests on a time-traveling journey, showing the dramatic transformation of the conservatory from its humble beginnings to a modern-day leader in horticultural display and sustainability – all in garden-scale models! Watch as miniature locomotives chug through landscapes full of live, miniscule plants, showing scenes of Phipps in 1893 and transitioning to 2018. Guests of all ages will delight at interactive, push-button stations that bring these displays to life.

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ArtLab: Karina Smigla-Bobinsk

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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ARTLab is a hands-on, drop-in, interactive program designed for visitors of all ages. During ARTLab, participants are invited to explore, play and experiment with projects inspired by current exhibitions, artists and ideas. On Feb. 16, collaborate with current Artist in Residence Karina Smigla-Bobinski on a project inspired by her large-scale drawing machine, ADA. ARTLab is scheduled on the first and third Saturday of the month from 1 - 4 pm at the Mattress Factory. FREE with museum admission.

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Lunar New Year Parade

February 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
squirrel Hill, Murray Ave
Squirrel Hill Neighborhood, 15217 United States
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Free

come join us for the 4th annual lunar new year parade in Squirrel Hill! Starting at 11am at the corner of Phillips and Murray avenue, groups in lion dance teams, Dragons, Pan-asian dancers and martial artists, marching bands and more will be parading through the heart of Squirrel Hill, celebrating the Year of the Golden Earth Pig! Murray avenue will start closures at 10am.

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Creative Movement Workshop with Attack Theatre

February 17 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, 10 Children's Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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Sunday, February 17, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm  Join Attack Theatre for an interactive movement exploration of Rube Goldberg™: The World of Hilarious Invention! These 30-minute workshops offer a kinesthetic approach to the cause and effect world behind Rube Goldberg’s uncanny contraptions. Through the assembly of “Movement Machines,” Attack Theatre company dancers harness the power of play to cultivate curiosity and creativity. Engage with movement and storytelling through creative workshops that unlock the inventor in all of us. Workshop times are at 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, and…

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Assemble Afterschool

February 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until June 7, 2019

Assemble, 4824 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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Free

Calling all after-school artists, budding engineers, and young makers! Assemble Afterschool is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) program that gives kids of all ages a space to learn through making, test out wild ideas, and build a better future. Each week, students will explore the wonderful world of STEAM as they participate in fun, hands-on activities and dream up creative inventions. They’ll also get special visits from local artists, makers, and technologists who will share their passion…

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Engineer the Future

February 21 - February 23
Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, 15212
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Engineer the Future, Carnegie Science Center. Coinciding with National Engineers Week, celebrate the science of engineering and our region’s achievements in architecture, building and construction. Enjoy activities designed to inspire young people to explore engineering.

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Flamingo Fest

February 23 - February 24
National Aviary, 700 Arch Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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Flamingo Fest, National Aviary. See flamingos up close and enjoy games, fun crafts, a story time and other fun flamingo activities as you learn what you can do to help protect flamingos and other wetlands species

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Fiddlesticks: Art All Around Us

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Fiddlesticks: Art All Around Us, Heinz Hall. Highlights the collaboration of music, art, movement and design. Recommended for ages 3-8 years.

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Pittsburgh Symphony: Art All Around Us

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Immerse yourself in the arts of Pittsburgh. This concert will highlight the collaborations of music with visual arts, movement, theatre, poetry, and design. Featuring live-illustration by a local artist and performances by a steel drum band, dancers, and a poet! Discovery Time Adventures begin at Heinz Hall at 10 a.m.!  Fiddlesticks invites you to arrive at 10 a.m. to make sure you experience everything these concerts have to offer! Learn the Fiddlesticks Theme Song, "Music Can Make Your Life Complete"…

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Sack Hunger, Pack Hope Rally

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kidsburgh Pittsburgh, 15222 United States + Google Map
Free

Jump right in and join the fight against hunger at the third annual Rally to #SackHunger #PackHope on February 23 at SHIM Center in Bethel Park.   Bring your family, friends, scout troop, congregation or group you love and stop in to volunteer, learn about hunger in the South Hills and pick up drive materials anytime between 11am and 1pm. We'll get started with a few brief speakers, then have some fun doing good for our neighbors.

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Celebration of Seeds

February 23 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Free

Celebration of Seeds: Seventh Annual Seed and Plant Swap Gardening season is on its way, and Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Grow Pittsburgh and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh are here to get you started on the right foot and share tips for a great year of growing your own food in your home and community. Our annual Seed and Plant Swap features a bustling seed exchange, conversations with expert gardeners, hands-on activities for children and teens, and a selection of…

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International Polar Bear Day

February 24
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, 7340 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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International Polar Bear Day, Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. See polar bears receive special treats and learn about all the ways to help make a difference for polar bears who live in the wild.

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I Am Beautiful! I Am Strong!

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, 10 Children's Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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I Am Beautiful! I Am Strong! Sunday, February 24, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Skin shade integrated lesson with yoga: Join Felicia Savage Friedman from YogaRoots on Location in the Theater to celebrate our humanity. We will be exploring our diversely beautiful skin tones through drawing and yoga poses. Yoga sessions begin at: 2:00 pm 3:00 pm For over 28 years, Felicia has continued to joyfully practice Raja Yoga, which encompasses all aspects of her life: behavioral restraints, behavioral observances, movement,…

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Music Mondays

February 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, 15212
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Music Mondays, Carnegie Science Center. Choose from a variety of kid-sized instruments and experience the nostalgia of playing and singing childhood favorites such as “Wheels on the Bus.”

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Disney on Ice

February 28 - March 3
PPG Paints Arena, 1001 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party, PPG Paints Arena.

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March 2019

Cirque Mechanic: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels

March 2 - March 3
Byham Theater, 101 6th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Cirque Mechanic, Byham Theater. A “Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels” is the latest invention from the creative minds of Cirque Mechanics. At the center of every circus rests a 42ft ring full of thrills, laughs and excitement. 42ft – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels, is the latest invention from the creative minds of Cirque Mechanics. The shows’ unique mechanical interpretation of the traditional, and its story full of the lore of the historic one-ring circus, create a welcoming place, like a big…

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ArtLab: Ella Hepner

March 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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ARTLab is a hands-on, drop-in, interactive program designed for visitors of all ages. During ARTLab, participants are invited to explore, play and experiment with projects inspired by current exhibitions, artists and ideas. On March 2, join Ella Hepner, a Pittsburgh-based painter and educator, at ARTLab for a day of art-making. ARTLab is scheduled on the first and third Saturday of the month from 1 - 4 pm at the Mattress Factory. FREE with museum admission

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Poor Man’s Gambit

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Hillman Center for Performing Arts, 423 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238 United States
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$20

An energetic trio of traditional Irish musicians blending Celtic and American music, Poor Man's Gambit is comprised of Corey Purcell (button accordion, cittern, vocals, bodhran, dance), Dylan Richardson (guitar, tenor banjo, bouzouki, vocals), and Genevieve Gillespie (fiddle, vocals, dance). Show three of three as part of The Hillman Performing Arts Black Box Series.

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Toto’s Tools

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - April 18 @ 7:00 pm
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Parents in Toto Autism Resource Center, 143 South Main Street
Zelienople, PA 16063 United States
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A free social and emotional skills class for teens! Join Parents in Toto in welcoming our new skills program just for teens! Classes will focus on six main objectives: • Increase students’ knowledge of social skills • Increase personal accountability • Increase application of positive social skills • Increase emotional intelligence • Increase range of positive coping skills • Increase ability to problem solve Class Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7 PM Session 1: March 12th-April 18th Session 2: May 7th-June…

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Varsity Cheer Corp DBA Encore

March 16 - March 17
David L. Lawrence Convention center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Encore is a fun-filled competition where cheerleading teams take the stage and put on a show!

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Downtown. The 149th annual parade begins at 10 a.m., sun, rain or snow.

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ArtLab: Jenna Houstonstops

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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ARTLab is a hands-on, drop-in, interactive program designed for visitors of all ages. During ARTLab, participants are invited to explore, play and experiment with projects inspired by current exhibitions, artists and ideas. On March 16, join Pittsburgh-based multimedia artist Jenna Houstonstops by for an afternoon of collaboration and exploration of new materials, including collage and cyanotypes. ARTLab is scheduled on the first and third Saturday of the month from 1 - 4 pm at the Mattress Factory. FREE with museum admission.

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Storytelling with Lyn Ford

March 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, 40 W. North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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Storytelling with Lyn Ford is free. Lyn Ford is a fourth-generation storyteller who shares the gifts and heritage of orature from her Affrilachian family.  Lyn is a nationally recognized raconteur and workshop presenter, an award-winning writer, a Thurber House mentor to young authors. Lyn’s work is published in several storytelling-in-education resources, as well as in her award-winning books, Affrilachian Tales; Folktales from the African-American Appalachian Tradition, Beyond the Briar Patch:  Affrilachian Folktales, Food and Folklore, and Hot Wind, Boiling Rain: Scary Stories for Strong…

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Rainforest Adventure

March 23 - March 24
The National Aviary, Allegheny Commons West
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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Rainforest Adventure Saturday & Sunday: March 23 – 24 11 am – 3 pm Included with admission Celebrate the rainforest, learn about its intricate ecosystem, and meet beautiful rainforest birds and other rainforest creatures including a Linnaeus's Two-toed sloth. Enjoy fun crafts, activities, and story time with a live bird appearance.

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Beyond the Stars Dance Competition

March 23 - March 24
David L. Lawrence Convention center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Beyond the Stars Dance Competition is a gathering of unforgettable memories, incredible dancing performances and an amazing overall experience.

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Champion Cheer Central

March 30
David L. Lawrence Convention center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Join Champion Cheer Central for the Oh! How Sweet it is! Cheer and Dance Spectacular! Spectator Pricing: Adults – $15– Ages 13 and up Child/Senior – $10 – Ages 6 – 12 Children 5 and under are FREE

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April 2019

ArtLab: Dennis Maher

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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ARTLab is a hands-on, drop-in, interactive program designed for visitors of all ages. During ARTLab, participants are invited to explore, play and experiment with projects inspired by current exhibitions, artists and ideas. On April 6, A Third Home: Inspired by MF Artist Dennis Maher, will be featured as we build, furnish, and decorate own topsy-turvy little house. ARTLab is scheduled on the first and third Saturday of the month from 1 - 4 pm at the Mattress Factory. FREE with museum…

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Storytelling with Len Cabral

April 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, 40 W. North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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Join us for a free afternoon of family-friendly storytelling with Len Cabral. Len Cabral is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning storyteller and author who has been engaging and entertaining audiences with his storytelling performances for over 30 years. A great grandson of a Cape Verdean whaler whose grandparents immigrated to America from the islands off the coast of West Africa, Len’s strong Cape Verdean ancestry comes alive in his exuberant retelling of African, Cape Verdean, and Caribbean folktales as well as original stories and…

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The Flying Karamazov

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Hillman Center for Performing Arts, 423 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238 United States
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$24 – $30

A zany showcase filled with laugh-out-loud comedy, wild theatrics, arcane errata and astonishing juggling feats. If you see one group of multi-faceted new vaudevillians at the apex of their ambidextrous and alliterative ability, see The Flying Karamazov Brothers. They are not your father’s wild-haired, juggling, flame-throwing, kilt-and-tutu-wearing performers. We’ll be laughing out loud with you! Show four of four as part of The Hillman Performing Arts Main Stage Series.

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ArtLab: Kim Fox

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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ARTLab is a hands-on, drop-in, interactive program designed for visitors of all ages. During ARTLab, participants are invited to explore, play and experiment with projects inspired by current exhibitions, artists and ideas. On April 20, join Kim Fox, a Pittsburgh-based artist who often works with textiles and found metals, for a collaborative afternoon at the museum. ARTLab is scheduled on the first and third Saturday of the month from 1 - 4 pm at the Mattress Factory. FREE with museum admission.

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Princess Pamper Night

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Glass Slipper Parties, 1000 Swiss Lane
Pittsburgh, PA United States
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$45

Join Enchanted Experiences at Glass slipper Parties Venue for Princess Pamper Night on April 28th from 5:00 - 6:30 pm! The Little Mermaid, The Frog Princess and Snow White will lead a magical evening of pampering your Princess to the fullest, with each Princess at her own station to ensure plenty of personalized care and attention! There will be snacks, Princess punch, tons of photo opportunities and so many surprises. Tickets are $45 per Princess, reserve you ticket today, this…

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June 2019

Glade Run Specialized Adventures Camp

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until June 28, 2019

Glade Run Lutheran Services, 70 W. Beaver Road
Zelienople, PA 16063 United States
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June 17 - 28 and July 29 - August 9, 2019 Monday - Friday, 9am-3pm Our Specialized Adventures Summer Camp is a fun summer camp experience for special kids! This two-week social skills development day camp is specifically designed for children with moderate to high functioning autism spectrum disorders. However, any child ages 8 to 18 in need of social skill development is considered. For more information, visit www.gladerun.org or call Julie Wahlenmayer at 724-452-4453.

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July 2019

Glade Run Specialized Adventures Camp

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 9, 2019

Glade Run Lutheran Services, 70 W. Beaver Road
Zelienople, PA 16063 United States
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June 17 - 28 and July 29 - August 9, 2019 Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm Our Specialized Adventures Summer Camp is a fun summer camp experience for special kids! This two-week social skills development day camp is specifically designed for children with moderate to high functioning autism spectrum disorders. However, any child ages 8 to 18 in need of social skill development is considered.

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September 2019

Toto’s Tools

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - October 24 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until October 24, 2019

Parents in Toto Autism Resource Center, 143 South Main Street
Zelienople, PA 16063 United States
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A free social and emotional skills class for teens! Join Parents in Toto in welcoming our new skills program just for teens! Classes will focus on six main objectives: • Increase students’ knowledge of social skills • Increase personal accountability • Increase application of positive social skills • Increase emotional intelligence • Increase range of positive coping skills • Increase ability to problem solve Class Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7 PM Session 1: March 12th-April 18th Session 2: May 7th-June…

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