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Household chemical collection event

Zero Waste Pittsburgh and the Allegheny County Health Department are among the sponsors for a household chemical collection event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the North Park swimming pool parking lot.

Among the items accepted will be aerosol cans, automotive fluids, batteries, chemistry sets, compact fluorescent light bulbs, gasoline, kerosene, household cleaners, mercury, paint products, pesticides, herbicides, photo chemicals and pool chemicals. The fee is $2 per gallon. Cash only.

Items not accepted are ammunition, appliances, bulk waste, commercial and industrial waste, compressed gas cylinders, drugs, explosives, flares, fluorescent tubes, leaking containers, medical waste, PCBs and dioxin, tires and radioactive materials (including smoke detectors).

Information: 412-488-7452 or


Founders Day at St. Barnabas

Former Gov. Tom Ridge will receive the Hance Award at 10:30 a.m. today as part of the St. Barnabas Charities 113th Founder's Day observance at St. Barnabas Nursing Home.

The annual event honors the St. Barnabas Health System founder, Gouverneur P. Hance. The Hance Award, St. Barnabas' highest honor, is presented to a person of national acclaim who exemplifies Hance's ideals of benevolence, patriotism and service to others.

Among the events in the ceremonies will be presentation of the colors by the Pine-Richland High School Air Force JROTC, a performance by the Pine-Richland Women's Ensemble and a patriotic essay reading by Rama Godse, a Fox Chapel Area High School sophomore who won the St. Barnabas Charities Founder's Day essay contest.


Children's Heritage Day program

The Depreciation Lands Museum, a living history village, opens its season with Children's Heritage Day, a program of activities for children and their families from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, 4743 S. Pioneer Road.

Among the activities for children will be marbles, jumping rope, hopscotch, playground games, blowing soap bubbles, making a toy at the craft table and visiting the schoolhouse to see how the children of the 1880s learned to read.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children - $3 for adults and $1 for children for members.

Information: 412-486-0563 or



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