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New & Notable, May 2024


CRISIS CENTER NORTH’S COCKTAILS AND CUISINE

CRISIS CENTER NORTH’S COCKTAILS AND CUISINE

The 17th annual Cocktails & Cuisine will be held at The Woodlands on Friday May 17, 2024. This is Crisis Center North’s signature, annual event, and includes live music, signature dishes from local Pittsburgh restaurants and chefs, delectable desserts, along with cocktails, regional spirits, wine and beer. While mingling with community friends and neighbors, guests can browse the extensive silent auction and consider the fantastic vacations, catered gatherings, sporting events, and other great prizes during the exciting auction. All proceeds will empower victims of domestic violence and cultivate community attitudes and behaviors that break the cycle of violence. Buy tickets here: https://secure.qgiv.com/event/ccn2024/register/.




Jim Boltz
Jim Boltz

PITTSBURGH NORTH REGIONAL CHAMBER PRESIDENT, JIM BOLTZ, ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

The Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber (PNRC) announced its president, Jim Boltz, will be stepping down from his position and stepping into retirement this summer. Boltz, who has served as president since 2014, has been instrumental in elevating the chamber’s reputation, increasing membership, and creating an organization that is a true advocate for the business community. During his tenure, PNRC has experienced exponential growth in membership averaging 140 new members a year. This growth came from innovative efforts and events like the HYPE (Helping Young People Excel) committee, Non-Profits North meetings, The Women’s Leadership Roundtable group and the availability of student memberships for local colleges. He also led the charge to expand the organization’s geographical footprint beyond the Cranberry/Wexford corridor to serve businesses from Zelienople to McKnight Road to Rt. 8 and all points in between. "Jim's tenure as the President of the PNRC has been transformative for our community, particularly in forging a robust partnership with Cranberry Township,” Township Manager Dan Santoro commented. “Under his stewardship, the PNRC has evolved beyond a mere Chamber advocating for business interests; it has woven itself deeply into the fabric of our community. Jim's leadership has reinforced the vital connections that underpin a flourishing community.”



THE GREATER PITTSBURGH FESTIVAL OF BOOKS

THE GREATER PITTSBURGH FESTIVAL OF BOOKS

The Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books is a free event at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary on May 11th that celebrates the city’s rich literary community and love of reading. Poets, authors, book enthusiasts and more gather at the GPFB to pay tribute to Pittsburgh’s growing literary reputation. The festival features nationally renowned authors with ties to Pittsburgh, dozens of poets, children’s activities, book and comic stores, entertainment, publishers and more. All ages are welcome to attend – from children to senior citizens and everyone in between. Listen to authors, writers and illustrators talk about their books. Additionally, ask questions or have your favorite author sign a copy of your current read.Check out exhibitors, including bookstores, comic shops, publishers and literary groups that are on-site to showcase their knowledge and sell what’s hot off the press. Buy tickets here: https://www.pittsburghbookfestival.org/.



SENECA VALLEY STUDENTS PLACE 1ST IN ACADEMIC DECATHLON STATE COMPETITION

SENECA VALLEY STUDENTS PLACE 1ST IN ACADEMIC DECATHLON STATE COMPETITION

The Seneca Valley Academic Decathlon Team clinched first place at the United States Academic Decathlon (USAD) State Competition and will now move on to nationals!  The state competition was held March 8-9 in Harrisburg, PA. Seneca Valley’s Academic Decathlon Team had an outstanding score of 42,290 points and earned numerous medals across a range of subjects. “I am so proud the team’s accomplishments, hard work and dedication throughout the season,” said Seneca Valley Senior High School Teacher and Academic Decathlon Coach Mr. David Reichard. “I look forward to seeing our students interact with peers from other top-performing high schools at the National Competition in April. This is the first year nationals will be held in Pittsburgh, and it will be a great way for Seneca Valley to represent our state! These nine students deserve the recognition and accolades after months of preparation to win the state title.”


AAUW NORTH HILLS PITTSBURGH - FOR THE LOVE OF BOOKS

AAUW NORTH HILLS PITTSBURGH - FOR THE LOVE OF BOOKS

The annual fundraiser for the AAUW North Hills Pittsburgh authors event “For the Love of Books” will feature a gathering of three area authors to discuss their stories, their books and answer questions during a panel discussion. The event will take place Saturday, June 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at La Roche University, 9000 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (Zappala Center). The event begins at 10:00am with light refreshments while meeting authors/book signing; spending time visiting vendors and exploring raffle baskets. It will include a light lunch with dessert (lunch is gluten and nut free). The authors include Janice Lane Palko, author of the new romantic comedy Our Lady of the Roses a spinoff from her first novel St. Anne’s Day; Maria Farina, author of The Gypsy Chronicles (3 book series); and Sherri Lee Fisher, author of The Women of Campbell County (4 book series). The cost is $45 per person, payable by check to AAUW North Hills Pittsburgh. Mail to June Maier, 959 Broad Meadow Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15237. Include your email address to receive an email conformation. Registration is your check, and it must be received by

May 27, 2024.


SEALARKS MAY MEETING

Sealarks Womens Group will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8 at Memorial Park Church. The program will be the ”Underground Railroad” by Carol Kunz.  Sealarks provides Christian fellowship and social activity for women alone.  All women are welcome to attend and to consider joining the group.  Please contact Edie at 412-487-7194 for more information.



DICK’S SPORTING GOODS PITTSBURGH MARATHON WEEKEND

DICK’S SPORTING GOODS PITTSBURGH MARATHON WEEKEND

The 2024 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon is here! Events throughout the weekend will include: Pittsburgh Health and Fitness Expo, Marathon, Half Marathon, Champions Mile, 5K, Kids Marathon, Toddler Trot, the Pet Walk and more! The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is the location again for the annual Pittsburgh Health and Fitness Expo. Hours of Operations: Friday, May 3; 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday, May 4; 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For a full list of the 2024 schedule of events, click here. For more information, please visit https://www.visitpittsburgh.com/blog/insiders-guide-to-the-pittsburgh-marathon/.


OPENSTREETSPGH STARTS MAY 11

OPENSTREETSPGH STARTS MAY 11

Car-free streets are yours on Saturday, May 11, 2024. The route is Downtown to South Side.This free community event invites Pittsburghers to reimagine our streets as places for people, community, and connection. People of all ages and abilities are invited to enjoy a day of active fun. Walk, run, bike, skate, roll, dance, and enjoy the road at your own pace with activities hosted by dozens of local businesses and organizations along the route. Inspired by the global open streets movement, hundreds of cities around the globe celebrate open streets to promote car-free transportation, healthy outdoor activity and community engagement using city streets.


PITTSBURGH WINE & SPIRITS FESTIVAL

PITTSBURGH WINE & SPIRITS FESTIVAL

Savor the season’s finest at the Pittsburgh Wine & Spirits Festival on May 31st from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Highlights include: sample more than 200 wines, spirits and seasonal cocktails; meet and greets with winemakers, distillers and brand ambassadors; shop at the onsite Fine Wine & Good Spirits; all tickets include a buffet dinner; complimentary parking in the Rivers Casino garage. For additional event info visit, pittsburghmagazine.com/pghwineandspirits. For tickets: showclix.com/event/springwineandspirits.

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