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:
Best of the Batch Foundation Award
Charlie Batch is a true hometown hero who has helped thousands of kids live a better life through his many nonprofit initiatives. Recently, Charlie and his wife, Tasha, received the Jefferson Award for Public Service for his Best of the Batch Foundation.
Animals Friends is holding a Cat Crawl at participating Lawrenceville businesses Saturday, May 16. Buy a $10 pass, which goes to the shelter, and you’ll get specials at the businesses, plus you can meet the adoptable, adorable kitties.
Animal Friends says it’s PURR-fect.
Artisan Handmade Furniture
The burgeoning maker movement Pittsburgh is producing unique and beautiful artisan handmade furniture from local sustainable sources, thanks to resources like TechShop Pittsburgh, Construction Junction, Creative Reuse and others.
Time for one of the most wonderful benefits of the “Burgh summer – Pittsburgh Citiparks Farmer’s Markets are open! Fresh, locally produced fruits, vegetables, bread, meats, eggs and more. Real food sold by the real people who made it. http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/farmers-market
EQT Children’s Theater Festival
The EQT Children’s Theater Festival brings affordable live performances, art, workshops and activities with a full schedule of family fun through May 17. This year’s roster features a variety of international performances. From Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum
Honoring the real meaning of Memorial Day: Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum will hold a celebration on Monday, May 25, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM with children’s activities, drum corp performances, a patriotic concert, food and prizes. The VA Healthcare System, Department of Veteran’s Affairs and others will be there with informational booths and you can send letters and care packages to our troops.
Open Streets PGH
Skate, rollerblade, run. walk, bike, samba, whatever you fancy all the way from Downtown through The Strip to Lawrenceville on May 31 at Open Streets. It’s fun for everybody to get us outside, moving and healthy. Volunteers are needed, too.
Operation Sweet Appreciation
Did you know you can send Girl Scout Cookies to our military men and women in the U.S. and overseas? Check out Operation Sweet Appreciation through May 25
Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
Get a sneak peak behind the scenes at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium Twilight tour on May 21. Talk with the keepers, see what the animals do after the visitors leave and visit the animal hospital. This is also a great chance to view the nocturnal animals.
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
If the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy community flower garden near you isn’t in its beautiful glory yet, it will be soon. Here’s the planting schedule:
Get down to Point State Park on Saturday, May 16 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM for the Venture Outdoors Festival. They’ll have a climbing wall, fishing, kayaking, yoga, KidsZone, dragon boating and more, plus a demonstration of adaptive recreation for people of all abilities.