This Week’s Buzz Around Town from Fort Pitt Web Shop
In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of news from area nonprofits:
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh
Join the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh on June 16 for an informative luncheon with Thomas Sanderson on the topic “Global Instability: Is Disorder the New Order?”. Sanderson is the Director and Senior Fellow of the Transnational Threats Project and a noted expert on terrorism, transnational crime and intelligence issues.
Shepherd’s Heart Veteran’s Home
Thirty three percent of Pittsburgh’s homeless are veterans. Shepherd’s Heart Veterans Home on Pride St. in Uptown works with the VA to provide housing, employment assistance, medical referrals and rehabilitation to our homeless veterans. See how you can help.
Pittsburgh Children’s Museum
Calling all Very Hungry Caterpillar fans! Pittsburgh Children’s Museum debuts the new Very Eric Carle exhibit on June 13 with activities and fun for kids.https://pittsburghkids.org/exhibits/vec
Make Music Pittsburgh
On June 21 Pittsburgh will be among 700 cities participating in Make Music Day. Here’s how it works: anyone at any skill level can sign up to play whatever kind of music they like, anyone can sign up to host a performance, at their business or even in front of their house, everyone can travel around and enjoy the music. The only rule is, it’s all outdoors. All simple, all free!
Grow Pittsburgh’s garden workshop series continues on June 16 with the topic “Soil Building for Productive Gardens”. The cost is just $5 and it will be held at Garden Dreams Urban Farm and Nursery in Wilkensburg. There’s nothing like super fresh, homegrown food and Grow Pittsburgh provides all the help you need.
Eight community group working to solve local problems and strengthen distressed and transitional neighborhoods have been named as recipients of a total of $540,000 in grants from Neighborhood Allies.
Polish Hill Civic Association
Step up (sorry, couldn’t resist the pun) to help the City of Pittsburgh Planning Department and your neighborhood by collecting data about the condition of some of the more than 700 sets of public city steps. Volunteers will receive training about all the details. Can you spare a few hours?
East End Food Co-op
One third of our food would disappear without the help of bees and other pollinators, and they are in serious decline, especially in Pennsylvania. Learn how you can support them when the East End Food Co-op community event series presents “Celebrating Pollinators” at 7 PM on June 18.
Allegheny Clean Ways
The amount of trash, tires, and junk dumped around Pittsburgh is a sad disgrace to our otherwise beautiful city. On Saturday, June 20, Allegheny Clean Ways will work by both land and boat in the ORSANCO River Sweep to clear away the trash, as well as invasive weeds and graffiti. Volunteers will be outfitted with necessary tools and equipment.
Downtown Pittsburgh Partnership
It’s like a festival every Thursday at the Market Square Farmers Market. The best and freshest local produce, gourmet food, meats, honey, baked goods abound, and then there’s the free concert! Downtown workers and residents love it!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pittsburgh
What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than a cook out where the big guy doesn’t have to do the work? Sunny Bridge Natural Foods and Cafe in McMurray is having a Father’s Day Grill Out with burgers, veggie burgers and the works, all benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pittsburgh.