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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, October 26, 2012

Abe's Market - Halloween Treats

October 26 - October 28
 Take 20% off when you spend $50 or more with code TREATS20.
Excludes gift cards. Limit one per customer.
In honor of a healthy Halloween, share treats from Abe's in the form of this generous coupon code.
Abe's Market Halloween Special

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Adorable gifts for little ones!

Starting today, One Kings Lane is launching multiple sales on the most adorable must haves for your kids and your traveling needs! This pooch stamped umbrella from the Bon Voyage Sale will definitely be making many appearances this winter. The cute cuddly monkey rocking horse from the Gifts for Little Ones Sale would be a perfect present over the holidays! But don't take my word for it, go take a look at One Kings Lane yourself and see what kind of trouble you can get yourself into! If you’re new to One Kings Lane, sign up today and get a $15 credit for purchases of $30 or more.

Gifts for Little Ones
Cute, cuddly plush animals. Soft, toasty blankets. Fun, colorful toys and puzzles for hours of amusement. This collection of great gifts for babies and young children is destined to bring back some of your happiest childhood memories.


Bon Voyage
Whether you’re setting off for a global adventure or commuting to the office, you'll need to take a few essentials with you. From totes to passport covers, we have your traveling companions covered.




Don't forget, if you’re new to One Kings Lane - Sign up today for a $15 credit for purchases of $30 or more.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Preschool fun @ Carnegie Science Center

Many young kids have vivid imaginations. They want to be superheroes, have special powers, and rule the world! But, do they know the keys of success and the importance of lifelong learning?
Childhood development research has revealed that preschool-aged children are in their prime for forming habits, learning basic skills, and gaining knowledge about the world around them. That's why it's especially important to give early learners ample opportunities to inspire their curiosity, cultivate a love for learning, and teach them basic science concepts.
Preschool classes and workshops at the Carnegie Science Center are specifically designed around suitable themes for little scientists. They'll dig into important science topics, enhance their social skills, and have tons of fun!
Many of their exhibits, planetarium shows, and Omnimax movies are great for early learners. In addition, special offerings for early learners include:

Preschool Semesters
Kids attend a 2-hour class, once a week, for five weeks. Discover more!

Preschool Adventures for Parents and Kids
Hour-long classes
Choose one or as many as you like! Discover more!

Munchkin Mondays
Starts Sept. 10, 2012
Munchkin Mondays are full of themed activities just for
early learners ages 2-6. Discover more!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween fun @ The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Tot Time: Costume Madness
Tuesday & Wednesday, October 23 & 24, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wear your favorite costume and join a parade, decorate a paper bag with some colorful stickers and create art with vibrant foam paint. Tot Time classes are designed for children 18 months through 3 years and their caregivers. $5 for members, $6.25 for non-members. Admission to the Museum not included. Multiple class discounts available.
*
Member Spook-tacular Halloween Event
Friday, October 26; 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Every member of the family can enjoy this not-so-spooky night of fun.
  • Create black and orange art in the Studio
  • Meet a feathered friend from the National Aviary
  • Trick-or-treat throughout our museum by visiting our staff to receive prizes
  • Join a costume parade
Member admission is FREE; guests are $11 each.
RSVP (call) 412-322-5058, ext.274 or (email) members@pittsburghkids.org
*
Monster Pet Sewing (8+)
Saturday, October 27; 11:00am – 1:00pm
Join MAKESHOP Teaching Artists to make your very own pillow pet! Learn how to make a simple pattern, sew by hand or with a machine, add buttons and more. Then decide whether to make your monster scary or cute! This workshop is intended for children ages 8 and up. Registration is required; $5 per participant (a parent may accompany each child), Museum admission is not included. Space is limited. Email makeshop@pittsburghkids.org to register.
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Experimental Costume Design
Saturday & Sunday, October 27 & 28; 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Bring a costume from home to explore techniques like screen printing on fabric, spray painting with stencils, and embellishment to change up your look, or just to make a new costume extra unique. Don’t have a costume you’d like to edit? Try out your ideas on some of ours, while supplies last.
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Warhol and Children's Museum Steelers Tailgate Party @ Rosa Villa parking lot
Sunday, October 28, 2012; 11:00am - 1:30pm
Kick off the Steelers game at a tailgate party with the Warhol and Children's Museum at the Warhol's Rosa Villa parking lot, located adjacent to the museum on General Robinson Street. Team spirit activities will include silkscreen poster printing, creating LED glowing stickers and more!Click here for location and directions.Co-presented by the Warhol (warhol.org/) & and Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh (pittsburghkids.org)
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We Can! Monster Mash Costume Dance Party
Sunday, October 28; 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wear your costume to the Monster Mash, and dance your heart out as we transform the Theater into a healthy dance club with family-friendly DJ Raw-Z!
Presented as part of the national We Can! program designed to help children maintain a healthy weight, organized by UPMC Health Plan in partnership with the Children's Museum, Children's Hospital, H.J. Heinz Co., Children's Community Pediatrics and the City of Pittsburgh.
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HOURS, PRICES & LOCATION
Hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
Admission Prices: $12 for children 2-18 and senior citizens, $13 for adults. Children under two are free. For group rates, call (412) 322-5058, ext. 240.
All programs and events are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.
Parking: $3 for members, $5 for non-members.On-street, metered parking is also available.
The Children’s Museum is located at 10 Children's Way, Allegheny Square on Pittsburgh's historic North Side - just one block from the National Aviary and one mile from Carnegie Science Center and Heinz Field. For more information, please call (412) 322-5058 or visitwww.pittsburghkids.org.

Shutterfly $50 Giveaway!

Is everyone starting to think about finding the perfect holiday card? If you don't start now, it will sneak up on you!
Last year I was able to order beautiful Christmas Cards from Shutterfly. I loved the quality of the paper, the many beautiful choices to choose from, and the promptness of my order's arrival.
 
 

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We are giving away a coupon code for $50 off your order! 
(does not include shipping & cannot be combined with any other promos)
Go here to enter.
Winner chosen at random. Winner has 24 hours to claim prize or a new winner will be selected. Contest open for entries until October 29th, 2012, at noon.
 
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Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Circus is getting closer + another chance to win 4 tickets!!

 
Don't miss Fully ChargedSM, the all-new surge of circus entertainment from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey where megawatts of thrills explode off of the arena floor with breathtaking dare-devilry, superhuman stunts and never-before-seen performances that energize Children of All Ages!

The most electrifying edition ever of Ringling Bros. celebrates performance power that boosts circus-goers excitement. The amazing acts, which can only be seen at The Greatest Show On Earth, include Tabayara, a dynamic animal trainer whose rare ability to communicate with animals allows him to ride rearing stallions at a fully charged gallop and orchestrate majestic four-ton Asian Elephants in a symphony of dance. When he stands inside a cage, eye to eye with twelve ferocious tigers, Tabayara sees family where others see danger.

Audiences will feel the earth shake when the Ukrainian strongman duo of Dmitry Nadolinkskiy and Ruslan Gilmulin, who are as wide as they are tall, enter the arena. The brawny twosome give the word manpower a whole new meaning as they lift large cumbersome telephone poles, which weigh up to half-a-ton, and twirl them above their heads while acrobats balance atop.
 
The Fearless Fernandez Brothers dial up the thrills as they perform daring feats of athleticism on the Twin Turbines of Steel, including, extreme jumps and twists inside the moving wheels! Audiences will crackle with excitement as they watch Guillermo perform a three hundred sixty degree flying forward somersault, three stories in air, a feat so difficult it has only been attempted by one other person in the 141-year history of Ringling Bros. The Human Fuse, Brian Miser, sets the arena sky ablaze as he rockets through the air from his self-made human crossbow. Don't blink as he flashes across the sky in less than a second, and travels 80 feet at 65 miles per hour.

Ever wonder how many clowns it takes to change a light bulb? The hilarious hoopla continues to flow as the clowns from the world-famous Ringling Bros. clown-alley, charge-up the audiences' funny bones with hysterical silly antics and clownish comedy.
 


You can only experience this current of excitement at Ringling Bros. Fully Charged!
Get your ticket for high-voltage fun today!
For Tickets go here
 
Chance to win:
Register here to Win a Family Four Pack to the Ringling Brothers Circus at the Consol Energy Center Nov. 1 - 4.  

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sale at One Kings Lane

All week long, One Kings Lane is offering fantastic deals on their home and kitchen appliances! With the holiday season approaching, this is the perfect sale to make sure you have everything you need for warm gatherings at your home. One Kings Lane has everything from elegant hanging pot racks to glassware to a classic buffet table for your dining room, all at great prices to make sure your home looks beautiful.
 Plus, if you're new to One Kings Lane, sign up today for a $15 credit for purchases of $30 or more. Head over to One Kings Lane now before these deals are over! 

Farmhouse Style
This collection has everything you need to create a comfortable, cozy atmosphere in the dining room. Rustic yet refined furniture, solid and striped rugs, framed art, and sweet serving pieces add a touch of provincial charm to the favorite room of the home.
 
Bright Ideas for Cooking
When it comes to the kitchen, we can always use a helping hand. From blenders to toasters, coffees pots to food processors, let these appliances take care of the tough stuff so you don’t have to.

Cookware Solutions
With all of its pots, pans, blenders, bowls, and more, storage space is difficult to come by in the kitchen. That's why we love space-saving pot racks that suspend from the ceiling or wall. Plus, they're a great way to show off your collection of shiny, shapely cookware.

Another Gateway Clipper Fleet Give-A-Way!

Gateway Clipper Fleet is celebrating the changing season with Fall Festivals and $5 kids tickets for Sightseeing Cruises!
Fall Festival Weekend:
October 20 and 21
On these days, kids ride all Sightseeing Cruises for ONLY $5.00.
{Kids 2 & under are free!}
 On the dock you'll also find fun games and activities! Face painting, pumpkin painting, yummy food + lots more. Not only is this a huge deal but it also gives families quality time to spend with one another! Sodas and hot dogs for one buck each!
We have 2 tickets to give-a-way!
Your choice of any of the Sightseeing Cruises on October 20 or 21.
Go here to enter.
{Open for entries through Wednesday, October 17th at 9pm.}

Friday, October 12, 2012

Host an Usborne Book Party!

Are you ready to party? Book party that is! Now is the perfect time to host an Usborne Book Party. You can have fun with your friends and family, get some holiday shopping out of the way, and receive lots of free books.
 
Usborne Books and More features beautiful, creative, and educational fiction, non-fiction, and activity books for babies, preschoolers, and school-age children and teens: touchy-feely board books for toddlers, sticker and other activity books for holiday road trips, picture books for holiday presents, and skill-enhancing books like the First Readers Set or Internet-linked Encyclopedias for homework and reports.

Hosting a book party is an easy and free playdate or ladies’ night out. Just make your list of friends, throw on a pot of coffee, and let Usborne handle the rest from invitations to art activities for the kids. Hosts can earn dozens of free and ½ price books. Schedule a party in the next three weeks and receive a free Halloween Coloring Book!

I am a parent, a children’s librarian, a picture book author (When You Are Camping published by Kane/Miller in 2012) and illustrator (Old Abe, Eagle Hero published by K/M in 2010). I love sharing Usborne’s books with parents, teachers, and most importantly children! Contact me to schedule your book party today, or visit our website below to shop Usborne Books & More.

See you soon!

Anne Lee
Usborne Books & More
aleeusborne@gmail.com
412.901.0335

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Special deal on Mary Poppins tickets!

Special offer - $100 Family Four Packs – only $25 per ticket! *
October 16-21, 2012
Benedum Center
Tickets at 412-456-4800, trustarts.org and the Box Office at Theater Square
 
 
MARY POPPINS is bringing its own brand of Broadway magic to theaters across the country, which has the New York Daily News calling it ‘a roof-raising, toe-tapping, high-flying extravaganza!’ Featuring the irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and spectacular stage-craft, MARY POPPINS is everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show! So get swept up in the fun of this high-flying musical theNew York Post gives 4 out of 4 stars and calls “a super hit!”
*Offer valid on First Tier seating for Tuesday, October 16 through Thursday, October 18 performances only. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or in conjunction with any other offer. Limit of 9 tickets per order.
*Use promotional code SUGAR to order your tickets today!
Presented by: PNC BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA-PITTSBURGH
PNC BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA-PITTSBURGH is a presentation of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony and Broadway Across America.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Giveaway: 2 tickets for a Gateway Clipper Fall Festival Sightseeing Cruise

Gateway Clipper Fleet is celebrating the changing season with Fall Festivals and $5 kids tickets for Sightseeing Cruises!
Fall Festival Weekends:
October 13, 14, 20, and 21
On these days, kids ride all Sightseeing Cruises for ONLY $5.00.
{Kids 2 & under are free!}
 On the dock you'll also find fun games and activities! Face painting, pumpkin painting, yummy food + lots more. Not only is this a huge deal but it also gives families quality time to spend with one another! Sodas and hot dogs for one buck each!
We have 2 tickets to give-a-way!
Your choice of any of the Sightseeing Cruises on October 13, 14, 20 or 21.
Go here to enter.
{Open for entries through Thursday, October 11th at noon.}

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

RADical Days - Free days October 5th-7th

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5


David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Free admission for tours 10am-2pm
Join us for for a 45-minute tour of the world’s only gold & platinum LEED® certified convention center. Reserve your tour at 10am, 11am, noon or 1pm by calling (412) 565-6000. For free parking, park in the Center’s garage (10th & Penn Ave.) and bring your parking ticket to the East Lobby to start your tour. 1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd. (Downtown)
Pittsburghcc.com

Pittsburgh Glass Center
Free admission 10am-6pm
Cast your vote for your favorite American president in John Moran’s new exhibition American Idols. Watch fiery glassblowing demonstrations, and make your own pendant or fused tile. 5472 Penn Avenue (Friendship)
Pittsburghglasscenter.org · facebook.com/pittsburghglasscenter

Pittsburgh Glass Center/ Pittsburgh Filmmakers/ Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Present: Snap!
Free Admission 10am-6pm
A RADical Days first: Discover new art in Snap, a “RADical” photo scavenger hunt. Follow the clues to different locations in Pittsburgh’s East End; snap a photo of yourself at that location looking “RAD” or doing something artfully radical, then post it on our Snap event page on the PGC or PF/PCA Facebook sites. Pick up your list of clues at any of the three locations. All snappers have a chance to win prizes.
Pittsburgh Glass Center: 5472 Penn Avenue (Friendship)
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts: 6300 Fifth Avenue (Shady Side)
Pittsburgh Filmmakers: 477 Melwood Ave. (Oakland)
“Snap!” Facebook pages:facebook.com/PghCenterForTheArts
facebook.com/PittsburghFilmmakers
facebook.com/pittsburghglasscenter


Pittsburgh Filmmakers: Ann Arbor Film Festival
Free admission: 7:30pm (Program A) and 9:15pm (Program B)
Award-winning short films from the prestigious Ann Arbor Film Festival, including animation, documentary and experimental works. (Repeats on October 6th.)
Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Ave. (Oakland)
Pghfilmmakers.org

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6

Bulgarian-Macedonian National Education and Cultural Center
Free admission 9am-3pm
Preserving and presenting the cultural values and rich traditions of the Bulgarian/Macedonian people, the Museum includes oil paintings, graphics, icons, photographs, ceramics, costumes and more.
449-451 West Eighth Ave. (West Homestead)
Bmnecc.org

August Wilson Center for African American Culture
Free admission 11am-6pm
Join the August Wilson Center for African American Culture as we celebrate the 25th year of the African American Heritage Day Parade. Bring your friends and family for free admission to the August Wilson Center's community day of programs, and enjoy performances, crafts, family activities, line dancing, vendors and more! Sweetwater Art Center presents One World Tribe at the August Wilson Center for a special performance at 3:30PM. 980 Liberty Avenue (Downtown)
augustwilsoncenter.org
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Free admission for special tour 1pm
Free tour of the 2012 Emerging Artist of the Year exhibit with Vanessa German, the 2012 Emerging Artist.

Upper St. Clair - Boyce Mayview Park
Free admission 2-8pm
Let The Outdoor Classroom’s trained naturalists guide your explorations of Boyce Mayview Park. Creek explorations, birding, insect safaris and crafts, followed by an evening campfire with roasted marshmallows from 5:30-8pm. 1531 Mayview Road (Upper St. Clair)
TheOutdoorClasroomPa.org
facebook.com/TheOutdoorClassroomPA


Pittsburgh Filmmakers: Ann Arbor Film Festival
Free admission: 7:30pm (Program B) and 9:15pm (Program A)
See October 5th for program description and details.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Free admission 9am-5pm (gates close at 4pm)
Enjoy some of the most amazing animals from around the world, including sea lion and sea otter pups, tigers, elephants, polar bears, giraffes, pufferfish, and much more. Performances throughout the day at the Water’s Edge Pavilion by Tuesday Musical Club (11AM); Gateway to the Arts presents River City Percussion Duo’s Tap, Jingle, Jangle & Clang (12:30PM), and Delta Blue’s Rhythmic Roots: A History of African-American Music and Song (1PM); members of the Pittsburgh Philharmonic are featured in The Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh (2PM); and the Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras (3PM). Sponsored by PPG Industries. One Wild Place (Highland Park)
Pittsburghzoo.org · Facebook.com/pghzoo

Monday, October 1, 2012

Polar Bears @ Carnegie Science Center



To The Arctic
6 Billion Perps 1


 
 
             Oct 05, 2012
 - 7pm - 9pm
An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, "To The Arctic" tells the
 ultimate tale of survival. Narrated by Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, the film
takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into the lives of a mother
polar bear and her twin seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home.
Be one of the first to see To The Arctic at the Rangos Omnimax Theater and come for an interactive presentation with Florian Schulz, the author and photographer of the companion book to the film.
Born in Germany, Schulz is a professional wildlife photographer with a strong conservation vision. In a constant search of breathtaking images, Florian hopes to inspire individuals to take action to protect endangered ecosystems and wilderness areas.
Experience a view of the Arctic through his lens!
Plus, enjoy hot beverages and cookies, compliments of Carnegie Science Center.
Cost is $10 per person.
 
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Polar Play Day
 
Oct 6, 2012
10am-4pm
{Free with Admission}




Join the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and play the Polar Plunge game! Touch real skulls, claws, and fur. Plus, meet a zoo keeper, and hang out with the polar bear mascot.

Activities are included with General Admission. Tickets to see the Omnimax film, To The Arctic can be purchased at the Admissions Counter.