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Upcoming Events (open to all, but please RSVP):
Thursday, May 1st, 10am - Join us at Anderson Playground in Schenley Park for a nature hike / stroller walk! See the details & RSVP here.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Great (and free!) events for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

Event: Duquesne Light Conservation Day

Location: Carnegie Science Center, Northside, Pittsburgh PA
Date: Monday, January 17, 2011
Time: 10am until 5pm
Cost: Free
Description: FREE admission to the Carnegie Science Center thanks to generous contributions by Duquesne Light. This day also includes free parking plus a free Omnimax film. Please see website for full details.

Event: Family Fun on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at The Glass Center

Location: Pittsburgh Glass Center, 5472 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Date: Monday, January 17, 2011
Time: 10am until 4pm
Cost: Free
Description: Family friendly event at the Pittsburgh Glass Center featuring glass blowing demonstrations and hands-on activities throughout the day. You can make your own bead or fused tile for $15 (but this activity is not required).

Event: MLK Jr. Day in Schenley Park

Location: Schenley Park Ice Rink, Oakland, Pittsburgh, PA
Date: Monday, January 17, 2011
Time: 1pm until 4pm
Cost: FREE
Description: Free community event celebrating diversity and the power of each person to make a difference. Enjoy refreshments, ice skating, sledding, arts & crafts, snowshoeing, art projects, educational activities, Tyke Hikes & more. For more information, please visit Venture Outdoors’ website.

Event: Free Admission Day at the August Wilson Center

Location: August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
Date: Monday, January 17, 2011
Time: 11am – 4pm
Cost: FREE
Description: Free admission to the Auguest Wilson Center on MLK Jr. Day. Enjoy exhibition galleries, arts and crafts, movie screenings, a special performance from the August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble and more. Details can be found on the AWC website.

Event: East Liberty Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.

Location: Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
Date: Monday, January 17, 2011
Time: 2pm until 4pm
Cost: FREE
Description: The Kelly Strayhorn Theater invites you to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with FREE performances by local arts groups. Join them for an inter-generational showcase of Pittsburgh artists who celebrate the man who helped change America forever. Don’t forget to visit the lobby for FREE activities for kids, including arts and craftmaking.

check out livingpittsburgh.com for more great events!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Money goals for 2011?

If you've followed Momtourage for a while, you've quickly seen that I am passionate about stretching a dollar and finding great deals, as well as encouraging others to stay out of debt and live resourcefully! So, if one of your New Years Resolutions is to get your finances in order in 2011, then hopefully these are some helpful tools. Thanks to moneysavingmom.com for these links!

Four free resources to help you:

Mint.com: Set up a free online Mint.com account to track your income and outgo and stick with your budget.


Eastern Shore Mom’s Free Budget Spreadsheet: Download a free Excel Spreadsheet from Eastern Shore Mom to keep a record of your monthly expenditures.

Free Savings Tracker: Would you like to know how much you’re really saving by using coupons? You can download the free 2011 Savings Tracker (available in both Excel and Google Docs format) and do just that and more!


Free Zero-Based Budgeting Worksheet: Saving With Pam is offering a free downloadable budgeting worksheet to help you stick with a zero-based budget.

Here's to saving money in 2011! :-)