Pittsburgh Summer Fun List

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Learn to garden from a Polish Hill legend

Terry Doloughty, the head of the Polish Hill Civic Association, is a legend of community leadership. The improvements he and staff have made in Polish Hill in recent years have been incredible.

 

Learn to transplant perennials for free from Terry, Saturday, August 6, 2-3pm.

 

RSVP at http://www.communiteach.com/learnit.php?glid=313

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Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

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Polish Hill Arts Festival!

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Shop at the farmer's market in Market Square.

Each Thursday, Market Square welcomes hundreds of Pittsburghers to it's weekly farmer's market from 10am-2pm. Shop fresh vegetables, flowers, pierogies, pies, jellies, jams, and a whole lot more! A live band plays each week under the Square's tent in the corner by PPG Place. All in all, it's a great time!

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take a sewing class at Cut & Sew Studio

they have all kinds of sewing classes and a really cool studio space in East Liberty

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create an IheartPGH sticker and new buttons to give away

maybe a design contest?

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Take a class at the Society for Contemporary Craft

Enjoy a hands on experience in the heart of the Strip District. There are many classes to choose from, so stop in and pick up a catalog or download one online.

 

http://www.contemporarycraft.org/The_Store/courses.html

 

For more information or to register, call Sherrard Bostwick at 412.261.7003 x25 or email thestudio@contemporarycraft.org.

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Attend A Black Eye Affair

On August 27th The Steel City Derby Demons will be holding an art auction fundraiser. There will be 30+ art items to bid on, created and donated by local artists and SCDD skaters themselves. Food and beverages will be provided complimentary by our sponsors Boyd & Blair Vodka, Avenue B, Square Cafe, and Burgatory. Come and peruse our silent auction, enjoy some drinks and good food, and mingle with the ladies and gents ...more »

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Attend a Pittsburgh Roller Derby Bout

The Steel City Derby Demons are a skater owned and operated organization. We are Pittsburgh’s only all-female roller derby league, comprised of strong and independent women from the nation’s home of superb sports teams. The Derby Demons are taking all the action and exhilaration of yesterday’s roller derby and combining it with punk rock flavor, resulting in maximum entertainment! With flat track roller derby leagues ...more »

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Tour the Palace of Gold

http://www.palaceofgold.com/

 

Actually located in West Virginia, but less than an hour away. Take the guided tour through the ornate palace, stroll through the award-winning rose garden, watch devotees chant in the temple, even get a free vegetarian lunch!

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Visit Laurel Caverns

Laurel Caverns is Pennsylvania's largest cave, located just 50 miles south of Pittsburgh. The cavern itself is situated beneath a 435 acre geological park.

 

Spellunking, repelling, and 18-hole cave themed mini-golf!

 

http://www.laurelcaverns.com/

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Try Geocaching with Venture Outdoors

Geocaching Curriculum from Venture Outdoors utilizes satellite technology and hand-held GPS units to engage children and their caregivers in active outdoor recreation. The project empowers childcare centers to create and run geocaching courses and related programming for their young participants. Join the next geocaching program at ventureoutdoors.org.

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