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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.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Monster Jam - ticket giveaway!

Pittsburgh Monster Jam® Tickets Now Available
Newest Monster Truck – ZOMBIE – Coming to CONSOL Energy Center

Tickets for Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, the world’s premier monster truck series, are now on sale. Monster Jam is coming to CONSOL Energy Center February 15-17 and is affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at just $20.
Go here to print a coupon for select kids seats only $10!!

Monster Jam will be performing at CONSOL Energy Center on:

Friday, February 15 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 16 at 2pm and 7:30pm *Party in the Pits at 11am
Sunday, February 17 at 2pm *Party in the Pits at 11am

The event will feature the first ever appearance in Pittsburgh of the newest Monster Truck – Zombie - along with fan favorite Monster Trucks including Grave Digger, Advance Auto Parts Grinder, Eradicator, Backdraft, Ice Cream Man, Razin’ Kane and the return of Monster Mutt to Pittsburgh. (Trucks subject to change without notice)
Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster trucks can fly up to125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.

The Party in the Pits on Saturday, February 16 and Sunday, February 17 both begin at 11am to give fans the opportunity to get a view of the trucks up close and meet the drivers of the massive monster trucks. Pit Passes are available to purchase for ticket holders of the 2pm shows for an additional $10 – a limited number of Pit Passes will be available.

All tickets and Pit Passes are available to purchase through the Dick's Sporting Goods Box Office at CONSOL Energy Center, all Ticketmaster Outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.

Monster Jam, sanctioned by the United States Hot Rod Association®, is the most popular monster truck tour, performing to over 4 million fans annually at the most prestigious arenas and stadiums throughout the world. Monster Jam® shows consist of three main fan-favorite elements – the pit party, racing and freestyle. The pit party gives all fans a chance to meet the stars of Monster Jam up-close while taking pictures and getting autographs.

About Feld Motor Sports, Inc.
Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. productions include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy® Supercross, AMA Arenacross Series, Nuclear Cowboyz℠, and IHRA® Nitro Jam®. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment. For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit www.feldentertainment.com.

About the United States Hot Rod Association®
The United States Hot Rod Association® originated in 1978 as a sanctioning body for truck and tractor pulling events, later expanding to produce mud and sand drag racing. The USHRA® grew steadily and within its first decade emerged as the premier Monster Truck racing organization. Today the USHRA®, together with Feld Motor Sports, produces quality events and involves coordinating competition, defining regulations and technical requirements, setting safety standards and officiating at each event. Whether the USHRA® event entails Pro Race Trucks, QUAD WARS™, or Monster Trucks, you can be sure the event will be the highest quality show motor sports has to offer, creating unmatched excitement and spectacular memories.

Giveaway:
We have 4 tickets to giveaway!
 4 tickets for Friday, Feb. 15, 7:30pm show at CONSOL. Your tickets will be held at the will call window.
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Go here to enter.
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Winner chosen at random. Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner will be selected. Contest open for entries until Sunday, February 10th, 2013, 7pm.
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Good Luck!

Chris Tomlin in concert - ticket giveaway!

Chris Tomlin will return to CONSOL Energy Center with his Burning Lights Tour with Louie Giglio and Kari Jobe! With ten No. 1 radio singles, three GRAMMY ® nominations, 18 Dove Awards, one platinum and three gold albums to his credit, it might be easy for some to look at Chris Tomlin’s music in the context of earthly accomplishments. However, when Tomlin himself reflects on such acclaimed worship anthems as “Forever,” “Indescribable” and “How Great is Our God,” it’s not in terms of music industry statistics, but lives impacted.

         Saturday, February 23, 2013

7:00 PM

CONSOL Energy Center

Tickets are available at the Dick's Sporting Goods Box Office at CONSOL Energy Center, all Ticketmaster locations including select Giant Eagle locations, ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone at 1-800-745-3000. MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover are accepted.

Giveaway:

We have SIX tickets to giveaway ~ 3 winners will win 2 tickets each!

Go here to enter.

Winners chosen at random. *Winners have 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner will be selected. Contest open for entries until Sunday, February 10th, 2013, 7pm. Tickets will be sent via mail.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Munchkin Mondays

Munchkin Mondays is back, beginning January 28th at Carnegie Science Center!
Bring your smallest scientists to the Science Center for Munchkin Mondays, full of themed activities just for early learners ages 2-6! Your preschoolers will get up close to exciting science concepts, while having tons of fun with hands-on activities and socializing with other little learners.

Free with Science Center admission; no registration required.
Activities include: Story time or sing-alongs, make-and-takes, scavenger hunts, and planetarium and live demo shows just for preschoolers. Great for families and daycare groups!
Add an Omnimax movie!
Take your little learners to meet baby orangutans and elephants with Born To Be Wild in the Rangos Omnimax Theater-the biggest screen in Pittsburgh! General admission does not include Omnimax films. Click for prices and schedules. Click here to watch the trailer.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Foam Fest - fitness made awesome.

So pretty much everyone puts "exercise more" on their New Year's Resolutions, right? One of the most common reasons people don't work out is "it's boring" or "I don't enjoy it". So how about we set a goal together to work towards a thrilling (dare we say, fun?) 5k?!
 
Enter: FOAMFEST.
Coming to Pittsburgh, June 15th.
(Plenty of time to prepare!)
Check out the Pittsburgh page here.
The price goes up the longer you delay in registering, so take the plunge now! 

Get filthy Clean?!!! The ONLY obstacle mud race that doubles as a human car wash! We don’t just bring mud and obstacles; we throw more foam at you than a pack of toddlers in a bubble bath! Imagine the coolest obstacle mud race ever, and then picture it staged inside a giant car wash! That’s the 5k Foam Fest in a nutshell! In fact, 10 seconds in, you’ll be so stoked out of your mind you’ll forget you’re actually "exercising!" Whether you’re a seasoned mud runner or just someone out to have a great time, from the moment you tie on your shoes, you’ll notice a FUNCORE element at the 5k Foam Fest. So while we fully endorse reading through every page of our site save yourself the time and sign up already!
If you would like to join the Momtourage team....we will plan some nights to run together once the weather starts getting slightly warmer. :)
Register here under the 10am wave and register under team "Blaze".
That's right, we'll be blazin'. :)
My hubby and other guys will be on our team as well, so bring your hubby into the mix and make fitness a family effort!
50 ft. slip-n-slide, anyone?
 FAQ's:
Can my child participate?
  • Ages 9 and under will not be able to participate in the 5k but we would love to have them join us for our pre and post race activities such as our foam pit and bounce house!
  • Ages 10-15 can register for the 5k race but must run with a registered adult.
What if I'm too scared to do an obstacle?
  • We have staff and volunteers scattered throughout the mud run course who are ready to leap into action and help you through the obstacle, but if you feel you shouldn't do an obstacle for any reason, our staff will help you around it.

What should I wear?
  • Leave your little black dress in your closet at home because you can count on getting wet, dirty, muddy, sandy, foamy, and most importantly, come away happy! Wear something that can handle the mud and the foam and that you are free to move and groove in. If you want to dress up as your favorite super hero, we approve. Get your friends and dress up together.
And see lots more answers to FAQ's here!

 It always helps me to have a goal to work towards, such as a race. So sign up to keep yourself motivated, healthy & having fun this spring/summer!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Hubble @ the Imax

Experience the gripping story of the Hubble Space Telescope—a testament of hope, crushing disappointment, dazzling ingenuity, bravery, and triumph— as you journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings, and accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt some of the most difficult and important tasks in NASA's history. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, this film will offer an inspiring and unique look into Hubble's legacy and highlight its profound impact on the way we view the Universe.

Want to become part of Mission Control? Get tons of Hubble bonus materials, including games, webisodes, and resources. www.imax.com/hubble
Cost: $8 adult | $7 member | $6 child
Now playing at Carnegie Science Center. Check here for show times.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sesame Street Live - Ticket Giveaway!

Sesame Street Live : Elmo Makes Music

at CONSOL Energy Center

January 11-13, 2013

Mark your calendar for a musical event like no other-monsters making music! Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all their Sesame Street friends are taking to the stage to share their love of music in Sesame Street Live "Elmo Makes Music."
Jenny, an enthusiastic new music teacher, arrives on Sesame Street only to discover that her instruments are missing. Jenny's new Muppet friends quickly come to the rescue and discover 'instruments' they never knew existed...rubber duckies, trash can lids and even cookie jars. Elmo and friends teach children that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together.
Adults will hear music they'll recognize and enjoy sharing with children, such as "The Hustle," "You Should Be Dancing" and "Rockin' Robin." "Elmo Makes Music" features nearly two dozen songs, including classics that children will love to sing along with such as "C Is for Cookie" and "The Alphabet Song."
Event Times
  • Fri, January 11, 10:30 AM
  • Fri, January 11, 6:30 PM
  • Sat, January 12, 10:30 AM
  • Sat, January 12, 2:00 PM
  • Sat, January 12, 5:30 PM
  • Sun, January 13, 1:00 PM
  • Sun, January 13, 4:30 PM
 Tickets are available at the Dick's Sporting Goods Box Office at CONSOL Energy Center, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations including select Giant Eagle locations, and Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone at 1-800-745-3000. MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover are accepted.
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GIVEAWAY:
We have 4 tickets to giveaway and only 24 hours to enter to win! 
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Go here to enter
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 Ticket are for the show on Sunday, Jan. 13, either 1pm or 4:30pm show - winner's choice. Tickets will be held at Will-Call the day of the show. Winner chosen at random. *Winner has 5 hours to claim prize or a new winner will be selected. Contest open for entries until Thursday, January 10th, 2013, 9am.
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Good Luck!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Nuclear Cowboyz

Nuclear Cowboyz is an action-packed show set in a post-apocalyptic future setting. It is filled with freestyle motocross, trials riders, quad backflips, pyrotechnics and lasers all synced in to the tunes of heavy metal, alternative rock and electronic dubstep music.
The show takes place in war-torn Los Angeles in 2150. The two legendary Nuclear Cowboyz tribes the Metal Mulisha and the Soldiers of Havoc battle as their survival is threatened by an evil goddess, the Tempest, and her nitro-charged cyborg army. With the help of the Nuclear Cowgirlz, whose allegiance to their tribes only stands to intensify the evil Tempest to destroy the Nuclear Cowboyz. The battle between the Soldiers of Havoc and the Metal Mulisha is settled over gravity-defying freestyle motocross tricks.
"This show is awesome and one of a kind." said rider Mike Mason, a member of the Soldiers of Havoc. "You're getting all the best FMX tricks like you'd see at X Games and you're also getting to see a story created. It's a blast to be a part of it, and I really feel like the crowd enjoys something different when it comes to FMX."
The Nuclear Cowboyz cast will include X Games L.A. 2012 medalists Mason, Ronnie Faisst, Matt Buyten and Taka Higashino and Winter X Games snowmobile gold and silver medalist Colton Moore. Also on the tour are top freestyle riders Adam Jones, Derek Garland, Brody Wilson, Rob Adelberg, Wes Agee, Nick Dunne, Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Geoff Aaron, Keith Wineland and Marco Picado in this adrenaline-packed show of fast music, hard riding and pure excitement.
Tickets are available at the Dick's Sporting Goods Box Office at CONSOL Energy Center, all Ticketmaster.com locations including select Giant Eagle locations, and Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone at 1-800-745-3000.
 
Event Times
  • Sat, January 26, 7:30 PM
  • Sun, January 27, 2:00 PM

 GIVEAWAY:
We have a family 4-pack of tickets to giveaway!
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Go here to enter.
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PLEASE NOTE: This show is extremely loud. It might not be enjoyable for kids under 3, and I would suggest bring noise-canceling headphones or earplugs for any children that attend.
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Tickets are for the show on Sunday, January 27, 2pm. Tickets will be held at Will-Call the day of the show. Winner chosen at random. Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner will be selected. Contest open for entries until Friday, January 18th, 2013, 10am.
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Good Luck!