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Wish 99.7 Community Events


  Event Description Time / Location
6/21 - 7/31 Hartwood Acres Mansion Tours

Get admission fee information online. Reservations are required by calling 412-767-9200.

Tour the historic Tudor estate built for John and Mary Flinn Lawrence. The mansion was completed in 1929 and houses an excellent collection of original English and American antiques.

10:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m., Hartwood Acres Mansion
7/4 Independence Day Hike

Free! Pre-registration is recommended at www.alleghenycounty.us/parkprograms. Join a Park Ranger for a walk and learn about the local flora and fauna that you see along the way. We will stop to observe animals and plants that are prevalent in the environment and discover the natural and cultural landscape as we hike. Hikes will vary in distance and time, but expect to spend about two hours on the trail.

10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, North Park Boathouse Parking Lot
7/4 Family Fishing Derby with Venture Outdoors

Get more information and register online.

9:00 AM- 11:00 AM, North Park Boathouse
7/7 Herbal Remedies & Edible Flowers

Free! Pre-registration is recommended at www.alleghenycounty.us/parkprograms. Visit the memorial garden and discover uses of certain fascinating plants. For more information and additional programming, call Tammy at 724-733-4618.

1:00-3:00 p.m., Hartwood Acres Mansion Parking Lot
7/7 Movie in the Park – “Minions” (PG)

Free! Evolving from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for a continual series of unsuccessful masters, from T. Rex to Napoleon. Without a master to grovel for, the Minions fall into a deep depression. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan; accompanied by his pals Stuart and Bob, Kevin sets forth to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. Their search leads them to Scarlet Overkill, the world’s first-ever super-villainess.

8:45 p.m., Round Hill Park Visitors Center Lawn
7/8 Old Thyme Herbs & Teas

Free. Pre-registration is recommended at www.alleghenycounty.us/parkprograms. Explore the history, lore and uses of unique herbal plant species. For more information and additional programming, call Tammy at 724-733-4618.

1:00-3:00 p.m., Harrison Hills Park Environmental Learning Center
7/8 Star Party

Free and open to all ages. Several times during the evening, an AAAP member will give a guided tour of the sky. The observatory’s two large, permanent telescopes will be open and staffed. Visitors are also welcome to use AAAP’s portable telescopes or bring their own. People with disabilities are encouraged to attend. A parking pad gives wheelchair vans easy access to the observatory. No food or drinks are served, so visitors are encouraged to bring their own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Lawn chairs are also recommended. Get more information online at www.3ap.org or call 724-224-2510.

8:00 p.m., Deer Lakes Park Wagman Observatory
7/8 Coyote Howl

Free! Pre-registration is required at www.alleghenycounty.us/parkprograms. Let out your wild side and have a howling good time with us as we prowl through Latodami’s habitats in search of coyotes

8:00-9:30 p.m., North Park Latodami Nature Center
7/9 Irwin Run Biodiversity Inventory & Service

Free! Pre-registration is required at www.alleghenycounty.us/parkprograms. Participate in ongoing research by documenting plant and animal life in this fabulous stream valley and/or by helping to remove invasive plants. No previous experience required. For more information, call 724-935-2170.

10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, North Park
7/9 “Taking in the Forest” through Tai Chi & Flute

Free! Pre-registration is required at www.alleghenycounty.us/parkprograms. Part of our “Forest Bathing in the Parks” offerings. Tai Chi Instructor Helena Trent will teach the gentle, low-impact movements of this ancient martial-art form that is known to reduce stress and improve mental clarity and calm. The second part of the program will feature Native-American Flute Player Earl Dingus of the Cherokee Nation, who will teach and soothe minds and bodies with music and stories.

1:00-3:00 p.m., North Park Beaver Shelter
7/9 Tree Identification Hike

Free! Pre-registration is recommended at www.alleghenycounty.us/parkprograms. Join a Park Ranger and help to identify some common trees of Western Pennsylvania. You will learn the many different ways we can identify trees, the role they play in nature, and how they have evolved over millions of years. Bring water, wear hiking shoes, and expect to spend about two hours on the trail.

2:00-4:00 p.m., White Oak Park Administration Building Parking Lot
7/10 Botany of Shakespeare

Free! Pre-registration is recommended atwww.alleghenycounty.us/parkprograms. Shakespeare used plants as descriptive imagery and metaphors in many of his works. Take a walk with a Park Ranger and examine some of the plants used in Shakespeare’s works before the performance of “A Midsommer Nights Dreame” at 4:00 p.m.

1:30-3:30 p.m., Harrison Hills Park Ox Roast Shelter
7/10 Nifty Nests

Free! Pre-registration is recommended at www.alleghenycounty.us/parkprograms. Where do birds call home? Why do they build nests? What should I do if I find a baby bird?  Drop in for as little or as long as you like and explore an amazing array of avian homes with our Park Rangers.

2:00-4:00 p.m., Round Hill Park Spray Park
7/13 Greenhouse Horticultural/Art Therapy

Free! Pre-registration is recommended at www.alleghenycounty.us/parkprograms. Therapeutic activities with nature and botanical topics. For more information and additional programming, call Tammy at 724-733-4618.

1:00-3:00 p.m., Boyce Park Nature Center
7/13 Summer Band Bash featuring Tom Evans Big Band

Free! Come swing to the sound of the Tom Evans Big Band!

7:30 p.m., South Park Ice Rink
7/14 Family Fun Day at Boyce Park Wave Pool

Enjoy a free photo booth, face painting, magician and giveaways, as well as a meet-and-greet with the Little Mermaid and Flounder! Regular pool admission fees apply.

12:00 noon-3:00 p.m., Boyce Park Wave Pool
7/14 Amphibian Hike

Free! Pre-registration is recommended at www.alleghenycounty.us/parkprograms. Join our Park Rangers and discover the slippery and slimy creatures hiding under rocks and along streams. Explore the world of animals that live both in water and on land. Find out how they achieve this amazing feat.

2:00-4:00 p.m., North Park Braille Trail
7/14 Hemlock Groove Concert featuring Tullycavy

Bring a blanket, chair, picnic, cooler and join the Friends of Hartwood. Suggested donation of $5 per person. Kids are free. Dogs on leashes are welcome. All proceeds go to the preservation and restoration of Hartwood Acres Park.

6:30-8:30 p.m., Hartwood Acres Mansion
7/14 Movie in the Park – “Minions” (PG)

Free! Evolving from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for a continual series of unsuccessful masters, from T. Rex to Napoleon. Without a master to grovel for, the Minions fall into a deep depression. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan; accompanied by his pals Stuart and Bob, Kevin sets forth to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. Their search leads them to Scarlet Overkill, the world’s first-ever super-villainess.

8:45 p.m., North Park Boathouse Lawn
7/15 Who’s That Knocking? – Woodpeckers of Pa.

Free! Pre-registration is recommended at www.alleghenycounty.us/parkprograms. Have you ever wondering who is knock-knock-knocking while you hike? Walk with our Park Rangers and discover four of the major woodpecker species of Pennsylvania. We will talk about their unique characteristics that set them apart from other birds and each other.

2:00-4:00 p.m., Harrison Hills Park Overlook Playground
7/15 Geocaching Nature Game

Free! Pre-registration is required at www.alleghenycounty.us/parkprograms. Our outdoor adventure will incorporate handheld GPS devices and a nature clue game. Bring your GPS device or smartphone with GPS capabilities. For more information, call 724-935-2170.

7:00-9:00 p.m., North Park
7/15 - 7/30 Aladdin Jr.

Welcome to Agrabah, and the Academy Award-winning adventure of the street rat that became a prince!

Based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice, Disney’s Aladdin JR. is sure to send audiences soaring on a flying carpet ride filled with romance and adventure. 

When the street urchin Aladdin vies for the attention of the beautiful princess Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin JR., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and the power of love.

MUSIC BY: Alan Menken

LYRICS BY: Howard Ashman and Tim Rice

BOOK ADAPTED AND ADDITIONAL LYRICS BY: Jim Luigs

MUSIC ADAPTED AND ARRANGED BY: Bryan Louiselle

Based on the 1992 Disney film Aladdin

Directed By: Jessica Kavanagh

7:30 pm, The Comtra Theater
7/16 UPMC Golf Clinic

Free! Pre-registration is recommended at www.alleghenycounty.us/parkprograms. Success in golf depends on mastery of the basics. An efficient and mechanically sound golf swing can help players achieve optimal results and help avoid injuries. Because of this, UPMC Sports Medicine offers comprehensive golf-swing screenings conducted by physical therapists certified through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI)TM. These screenings are offered to both physical therapy patients and golfers of all levels interested in achieving a swing that may help improve their game. Free screenings will be provided in order to identify biomechanical faults that may be addressed with exercise programs offered at the conclusion of the program.

8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, North Park Golf Course
7/16 Nature Exploration with Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

$15 per person for county residents and $19 per person for non-residents; Pre-registration is required at www.alleghenycounty.us/parkprograms.

After a nature exploration, children will come back to the art table to create a collage of things they saw and liked in nature. Using different mediums (newspaper, tissue paper, water colors, textured/patterned paper, etc.), children will be able to admire nature from anywhere!

1:00-2:30 p.m., South Park Fairgrounds Oval
7/16 Galleria Uncorked: A Wine & Spirits Festival 3 PM - 7 PM, Galleria of Mt. Lebanon
7/16 Galleria Uncorked 3 PM- 7 PM, Galleria of Mt. Lebanon
7/17 Basic K9 Trailblazers Hike

$15 per person. Pre-registration is required at www.wpahumane.org. Spend a Sunday afternoon enjoying a guided trail hike with your canine comrade. Our basic hike is designed for enjoyment with some slight inclines and is great for first-time hikers and dogs! All dogs must be comfortable around other dogs and people, as well as up-to-date on vaccinations – bring proof of vaccination history. Please leave grumpy dogs at home!

12:00 noon-1:00 p.m., Settlers Cabin Park Tomahawk Shelter
7/17 Whiskey Rebellion Day

$2 per person admission. Last admission is at 4:00 p.m. The historic event is reviewed and Miller involvement discussed. Three short skits, “Serving the Writ”, “The Women Speak” and “William Miller Is Kentucky Bound” will be performed beginning at 2:30 p.m. For more information, visit olivermillerhomestead.org.

1:30-4:30 p.m., South Park Oliver Miller Homestead
7/17 Signing & Stories

Free! Pre-registration is recommended at www.alleghenycounty.us/parkprograms. Environmental tales told with the practice of nature sign language with special connection activities. For more information and additional programming, call Tammy at 724-733-4618.

2:00-3:30 p.m., Deer Lakes Park Anglers Shelter Parking Lot
7/17 Nature Journaling

Free! Pre-registration is recommended at www.alleghenycounty.us/parkprograms. Nature journaling is designed to help you explore your observations, thoughts, feelings and relationship with the natural world around you. It can be done by everyone just about anywhere.  All ages and abilities are welcome to learn a new way of experiencing nature, and we can accommodate anyone who is willing to learn and try nature journaling. Join our Park Rangers and learn how to get tangled up in discovering what is around you.

2:00-4:00 p.m., South Park Willow Tree Shelter
7/17 Explore Fossils!

Free! Pre-registration is recommended at www.alleghenycounty.us/parkprograms. Join our Park Rangers to discover the ancient world of fossils! Explore different rock types, geological processes, and the stories that they can tell us about our Earth. Come out for a day that will rock!

2:00-4:00 p.m., Settlers Cabin Park Tomahawk Shelter
7/21 A Beaver’s Life

Free! Pre-registration is required at www.alleghenycounty.us/parkprograms. Take a night walk with our Park Rangers and learn about the local beaver population. We will talk about the unique characteristics of this animal and their ability to build dams in the ponds of Deer Lakes Park. This is an all-ages program and will help you discover more about a great native species of Pennsylvania.

6:30-8:30 p.m., Deer Lakes Park Spray Park
7/21 Movie in the Park – “Cinderella” (PG)

Free! After her father unexpectedly dies, young Ella (Lily James) finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and stepsisters, who reduce her to scullery maid. Despite her circumstances, she refuses to despair. An invitation to a palace ball gives Ella hope that she might reunite with the dashing stranger (Richard Madden) she met in the woods, but her stepmother prevents her from going. Help arrives in the form of a kindly beggar woman who has a magic touch for ordinary things.

8:45 p.m., Hartwood Acres Mansion Lawn
7/23 How the Great Depression Built North Park

Free! Pre-registration is recommended at www.alleghenycounty.us/parkprograms. Explore the history of North Park with our Park Rangers! Learn how the Great Depression shaped the parks and gave our country's young men an opportunity to work and gain valuable skills.

2:00-4:00 p.m., North Park Pie Traynor Field Parking Lot
7/23 A Bug’s Life Cycle

Free! Pre-registration is recommended at www.alleghenycounty.us/parkprograms. Small but mighty, some insects live up to 50 years. Come discover more secrets of a bug’s life with the Allegheny County Park Rangers at Round Hill Park. This will be a stationary program with a short optional hike to explore bug habitats. Open to all ages and abilities!

2:00-4:00 p.m., Round Hill Park Spray Park
7/23 - 7/24 Yoga & Mindfulness Hike

$12 per person for county residents; $15 per person for non-residents. Pre-registration is required at www.alleghenycounty.us/parkprograms.

Mindfulness hikes are a form of walking meditation that will bring you joy from being in the present moment. Your full attention will be placed on breathing and finding awareness in each step you take. We will begin with gentle stretching and breathing exercises. Then, throughout the hike, we will make stops to incorporate yoga poses, giving you a different perspective on your surroundings.

10:00-11:00 a.m., North Park Lilac Shelter
7/24 Watershed Scavenger Hunt

Free! Pre-registration is recommended at www.alleghenycounty.us/parkprograms. Join our Park Rangers for fun and informative watershed scavenger hunt that will highlight common pollutants found in households. Objects will be found near a drainage environment, and following the hunt, a group discussion will be held explaining which items don’t belong in the watershed and the proper way to dispose of them.

2:00-4:00 p.m., Deer Lakes Park Spray Park
7/31 5th Annual Schaab Memorial Charity Softball Tournament

On March 8, 2012, Mike Schaab, 25, was shot and killed in the lobby of Western Psych in a random act of gun violence. Sixteen months earlier, Mike’s sister, Nancy, was also tragically murdered as a result of gun violence. To honor and memorialize each of them, a group of his closest friends and family will host the FIFTH ANNUAL Schaab Memorial charity softball tournament on July 31, 2016 at Penn Township Municipal Park in Harrison City. This year, the tournament will have a NEW TWIST.

Winners of the tournament will have their chance to GIVE BACK to the community. The Schaab Memorial Foundation will make donations on behalf of the 1st and 2nd place teams. A $5,000 donation will be made to the nonprofit organization of the 1st place team’s choosing; as well as a $2,000 donation to the selected non-profit organization of the 2nd place team!

Also featured this year are a Home Run Derby (“Day of” entry – featuring a cash prize!), a Basket Raffle, a 50/50 raffle and more!

The sign up deadline for teams and volunteers is JUNE 20.

The foundation has raised nearly than $80,000 over the past four years, and draws more than 800 attendees each year with 32 teams.

To sign up a team, to volunteer, or to donate, please visit SchaabMemorialTournament.com.

All Day, PENN TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL PARK IN HARRISON CITY, 2001 Municipal Court, Harrison City PA 15636
8/5 - 8/20 West Side Story

Based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments.

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

- See more at: http://www.mtishows.com/west-side-story#sthash.NQRU5RzI.dpuf

BOOK BY: Arthur Laurents

MUSIC BY: Leonard Bernstein

LYRICS BY: Stephen Sondheim

BASED ON CONCEPTION OF: Jerome Robbins

7:30 p.m., The Comtra Theater, 20540 US-19, Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
8/20 Men's Health Initiative

An indoor/ outdoor community event with Free Health Screenings, Entertainment, Dancing, Food, Fun and GAmes. Also, a trophy will be awarded to the winner of CLASSIC EVENTS! 2016 "Taste o' da Burgh Grillmaster Food Competition. Vendor space is available for entrereneurs to promote their busniess, organization, product or service. For more information visit yourclassicevent@gmail.com or call 412-723-2414.

11 AM - 7 PM, St. James Episcopal Church, 11524 Frankstown Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15235
8/26 - 9/10 Back to the 80's

Join the class of 1985 as they experience the fun and heartbreak of growing up in a totally awesome decade.

From the era that brought the world The Rubik's Cube, Max Headroom and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes the "totally awesome" musical Back To The 80's. In the style of movies such as Back To The Future, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Karate Kid, Back To The 80's is a nostalgic romp through the greatest hits of the decade.

Back To The 80's tells the story of the senior class of William Ocean High School as remembered through the eyes of now 30-something Corey Palmer. 17-year-old Corey is madly in love with his next-door neighbor, Tiffany Houston, one of the coolest girls in the school. However, she is too busy mooning over Michael Feldman, the hottest guy around. Michael and his friends are athletic and good-looking - the kind of guys that Corey and his two best friends dream of being. However, while they may not be the coolest guys in school, they are still one up on Feargal McFerrin III, whose best friend is his computer, and who believes the crazy notion that one day CD's will replace cassette tapes. - See more at: http://www.mtishows.com/back-to-the-80s#sthash.ZBtzyamN.dpuf

WRITTEN BY: Neil Gooding

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL BY: Stuart Smith

REVISED ORCHESTRATIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS BY: Brett Foster

ORIGINAL MUSICAL ADAPTATION BY: Scott Copeman

MUSIC AND LYRICS BY: Various

7:30 p.m., The Comtra Theater, 20540 US-19, Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
9/16 - 10/1 Zombie Prom

This girl loves ghoul rock and roll Off Broadway musical is set in the atomic 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal. Pretty senior Toffee has fallen for the class bad boy. Family pressure forces her to end the romance, and he charges off on his motorcycle to the nuclear waste dump. He returns glowing and determined to reclaim Toffee's heart. He still wants to graduate, but most of all he wants to take Toffee to the prom. The principal orders him to drop dead while a scandal reporter seizes on him as the freak du jour. History comes to his rescue while a tuneful selection of original songs in the style of 50s hits keeps the action rocking across the stage.

"A musical blast!  Fun for the whole nuclear family!" - New York Daily News

"Don't miss it!  Slicker than "Grease", smoother than "Rocky Horror", bigger and funnier than "Little Shop of Horrors!" - WOR

"Exhilarating! Sharp, spiffy, brighter and better crafted than both "The Rocky Horror Show" and "Grease" put together.  It has musical wit and breathtakingly catchy, rich melodies. - New York Law Journal

"Zombie Prom is a breath of freshness and vitality, an exhilarating sign of spring and renewed life in today's musical landscape of spectacles and revivals." - Martin Gottfried, The New York Law Journal

"Zombie Prom (a toxic schlock opera), a feel-good, user-friendly musical comedy (with) its witty, ribald script and clever-tuneful songs..." - The Miami Herald

"The music by Dana P. Rowe and lyrics by John Dempsey are full-bore teen anthems from start to finish, sung by a group of full-voiced singers who slalom down (and up) every melodic curve." 
- The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

"ZOMBIE PROM: Kooky, creepy, campy fun...Packed with soupy mock-'50s sock hop tunes and more teen-age turmoil than a John Waters film..." - Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel

"This is pure entertainment with a rock 'n roll beat.  The sound is polished, the lyrics are strong...Trash becomes treasure when Rowe and Dempsey reflect on contemporary pop culture." - Key West, Solares Hill

Music by Dana P. Rowe

Book and Lyrics by John Dempsey

Based on a story by John Dempsey and Hugh Murphy.

Directed By: Jocelyn Kavanagh

7:30 p.m., The Comtra Theater, 20540 US-19, Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
10/7 - 10/29 Jekyll & Hyde

Murder and chaos are pitted against love and virtue in this sweeping gothic musical.

The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in the musical phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy and Tony nominated Frank Wildhorn & double Oscar and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over.

An evocative tale of two men - one a doctor, passionate and romantic - the other, a terrifying madman; and two women - one, beautiful and trusting -the other, beautiful and trusting only herself. Both women in love with the same man. Both unaware of his dark secret. A devoted man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll is driven to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of mankind's most challenging medical dilemmas. Rebuffed by the powers that be, he decides to make himself the subject of his own experimental treatments, accidentally unleashing his inner demons along with the man the world would come to know as Mr. Hyde.

CONCEIVED FOR THE STAGE BY: Frank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden

BOOK AND LYRICS BY:  Leslie Bricusse

MUSIC BY:  Frank Wildhorn

Based on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson

Directed By: Rodney Boyer

7:30 p.m., The Comtra Theater, 20540 US-19, Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
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