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:
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
When you buy Ryeparian Rye Pale Ale, brewed by North Country Brewing Company in Slippery Rock, five percent of the sales goes to help the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s efforts to plant trees along river and stream banks. Riparian plantings are important for stabilizing river banks and filtering runoff, so drink up!
Neighborhood Allies and GTECH Strategies
Neighborhood Allies and GTECH Strategies are empowering local South Hill residents to be ReClaim South Ambassadors to Fight The Blight by using some of the 509 acres of vacant land in the hilltop neighborhoods.
Western Pennsylvania Humane Society
Book a professional photography portrait of your pet on May 23 and bring a large bag of dog food to benefit the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society Food for Fido. There’s a $35 session fee which goes to the WPHS also.
The Frick Art and Historical Center
Enjoy one of Pittsburgh’s neatest concert venues when First Fridays at the Frick outdoor summer series begins on June 5. Relax on the lawn in leafy Point Breeze and hear Canadian folk singer Old Man Luedecke.
Repair the World
Little Free Libraries are popping up in neighborhoods all over! On Saturday, May 23 from noon to 5:00 PM, join Repair the World and students from Brashear High School at the Mattress Factory as they debut 40 Little Free Libraries made by the students. Adopt one for your neighborhood! Bring 5 books to donate and get free admission to the Mattress Factory.
See the inside of a working beehive and learn about urban beekeeping from Burgh Bees at one of the monthly Open Apiary tours scheduled throughout the summer. Students from the Penn State master Gardener Program will be there to answer your questions about bee friendly gardens.
The YWCA can help low income un-or under-insured women with access to free or low cost mammograms, PAP tests and HPV vaccines. And they’ll even come out to your home, your church or women’s group for a stress-free hour long presentation with tea and treats to discuss breast and cervical health.
PULSE (Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience) has a job opening for a full time Program Coordinator. PULSE partners with local nonprofits and recruits recent college grads for a year of service and leadership, helping to transform our city.
Steel City Folk School
A pop-up day of adult education offering diverse class topics taught by local experts is on tap for June 20, presented by the Steel City Folk School. It’s all free, except for modest material fees, and subjects range from spoken word poetry to tile installation to Keeping Pittsburgh Dirty (soil ecology) and will be held at the Waldorf School. Steel City Folk School aims to nurture a shared community learning experience.