City Calendar for the week of 09/30/13

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DOWNTOWN: The Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation will offer a free, self-guided tour of the Allegheny County Jail Museum, located at 440 Ross Street, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p,m. For reservations, or 412-471-5808.


SQUIRREL HILL: The first session in the eight-week workshop series, "Basic Floral Design: Introduction To Western Geometric Arranging" will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park. The workshop will also meet on Tuesday evenings, Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29 and Nov. 5, 12 and 19.

Cost is $176 for Phipps members and $216 for others; additional $28 materials fee per session. To register, 412-441-4442, ext. 3925 or


MOUNT WASHINGTON: The Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation will host a free 60-minute walking tour of the Shiloh Steet business district. Offered in conjunction with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, the tour will focus on the business development along Shiloh Street and the new Emerald View Park. The tour will begin at noon at Grandview Avenue and Shiloh Street. For reservations, or 412-471-5808.

EAST LIBERTY: An opening reception for a photographic fine arts exhibition featuring the works of Christopher Ruane will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Ave. Mr. Ruane's work will be exhibited from Oct. 5 through Nov. 1, in the church's second floor parlor. Free.


SHADYSIDE: A free computer recycling event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Ave. Hard drive destruction service available for $10. Event is open to all residents and business with fewer than 50 employees. Call 1-866-925-2354 or

SQUIRREL HILL: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will conduct a workshop, "Maple Forest," from 10 a.m. to noon at Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park. Students will use maple seedlings to create a landscape that replicates nature while learning now to plant, prune and maintain this style of bonsai. Cost is $25 for Phipps members and $35 for others, with an a $45 materials fee. To register, 412-441-4442, ext. 3925 or

SHADYSIDE: The Presbyterian Women of the Third Presbyterian Church will hold a rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 5701 Fifth Ave. at South Negley Avenue. Proceeds will benefit Families Outside, which supports families with incarcerated members.

POINT BREEZE: "ArtKids: Focus Pocus" will be the October program for FrickKids, a free monthly drop-in program for children ages 4 to 8 held from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at the Frick Art & Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds Ave. This month's program will meet at the art museum, exploring its galleries and the exhibition of the photographs of Vik Muniz. Call 412-371-0600 or

SOUTH POINT BREEZE: The Breezer Bonfire and Hayride will take place from 4 to 10 p.m. at Sterrett Ballfield.

OAKLAND: The Music on the Edge concert series will kick off its 2013-14 season with performances by Sweden's Ensemble Son and Either/Or from New York City at 8 p.m. in the Bellefield Hall Auditorium, South Bellefield Avenue, on the University of Pittsburgh campus. Advance tickets: $15 general admission and $10 for students and seniors; tickets at the door are $20 and $15; Pitt students are admitted free with ID. For tickets, 412-624-7529 or


EAST LIBERTY: In conjunction with the opening of exhibition of his fine arts photography at the East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Christopher Ruane will discuss his work from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the church, 116 S. Highland Ave.

BEECHVIEW: The Beechview Area Concerned Citizens organization will sponsor a KidsFest from 2 to 5 p.m. at the parking lot, Broadway and Beechview Avenue. The event will feature games, a petting zoo, a moonwalk and a disc jockey. The BACC will be collecting gently used items of winter clothing; the clothing can be dropped off at the KidsFest.

BEECHVIEW: Beechview Plant Swap will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. at the parking lot located at the corner of Broadway and Beechview Avenue. All plants are swapped for equal plants with other gardeners. Email or visit

SHADYSIDE: "Love Duets From The Age of Chivalry" will be a concert to be performed at 3 p.m. in the Campbell Memorial Chapel on the campus of Chatham University. Soprano Anna Singer and tenor Robert Frankenberry will perform excerpts from works by Wagner and Taylor.

SHADYSIDE: A choral evensong service and organ recital will be held at 5 p.m. in Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Ave. at Walnut Street. Alan Lewis, director of music at the church, will be the recitalist. The Calvary Choir will sing music by Wood, Lewis and Ayleward. Call 412-661-0120.

OAKLAND: The Duquesne University Symphony Orchestra will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave. Suggested donation, $10. Call 412-396-6083 or

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