Events

Nov
14
Tue
2017
Complete Streets Workshop @ Hosanna House - Wallace Events Center 3rd Floor
Nov 14 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 14th, 8:30AM-1:00PM

Location: Hosanna House
Wallace Events Center – Third Floor
807 Wallace Ave
Wilkinsburg, PA  15221

What would Complete Streets look like in your municipality?

Over the past several years, Complete Streets policies have gained both national attention and local momentum. Economic development, livable communities, and improved quality of life have been realized in many areas in the US. But how can we develop and implement these policies in our region? There is no one-size-fits all policy, so join us to learn more about Complete Streets and the resources that are available to help!

Session topics include Complete Streets basics and benefits, policy development and funding opportunities, public engagement, and more! Municipal attendees will also have a chance for individualized ordinance development assistance with local experts. The agenda is forthcoming, so visit our event page as we update it with more details!

The Workshop will be geared towards elected and appointed officials, though all are welcome to attend! The event is free of charge, and a light breakfast and lunch will be provided. RSVP’s are required. Please email Lindsay Angelo, CONNECT Project and Outreach Manager, at lindsayangelo@pitt.edu with questions or for more information.

This Workshop is brought to you by CONNECT and our partners:
American Heart Association
Allegheny County Economic Development
Allegheny County Health Department
Bike Pittsburgh
Live Well Allegheny
Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group
Port Authority of Allegheny County
Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
WalkWorks

The Congress of Neighboring Communities (CONNECT) brings together the City of Pittsburgh and surrounding municipalities to identify common public policy challenges and advocates for collective change on behalf of Allegheny County’s urban core. Visit our website to learn more about our work! 

Wise Walk at C.C. Mellor Memorial Library @ C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Wisewalks meet every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9:00am at the Parking lot at the end of Lancaster Ave. We walk for an hour (approximately 3 miles) through Fern Hollow. New participants receive a t-shirt and pedometer.
Location: Parking lot end of Lancaster Ave.
Cardio Kickboxing @ Innovative Fitness
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A group fitness class designed for all levels of fitness! Includes high and low intensity kickboxing movements and a full cardio workout to keep your heart beat up.

Cardio Kickboxing @ Innovative Fitness
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A group fitness class designed for all levels of fitness! Includes high and low intensity kickboxing movements and a full cardio workout to keep your heart beat up.

South Park Table Tennis Club @ Home Economics Building
Nov 14 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Tuesday night competitive play starts at 7:30 PM, so you need to arrive no later than 7:15 to get checked in and assigned to a table. Our Tuesday night league draws an average of 30 to 40 players of all skill levels and is played in a round robin format of 4-6 players per group determined by ratings and the previous week’s results.

For more information, contact Harold Elson or Gary Egri from our contact page.

If you are coming on a Thursday night, you may want to arrive between 7:30 and 8:00 the first time to see when people are showing up. Or contact Harold Elson from our contact page for more details.

South Park Table Tennis membership is $40/year and new members are welcome to visit 3 times for free.

Nov
15
Wed
2017
Avalon Public Library Walking Program @ North Boroughs YMCA
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Get fit every Wednesday with Avalon Library! The walk starts from the YMCA Community Center to CVS in Bellevue. Everyone welcome!

Fitness with Elena @ Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Program Room
Nov 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

This one-hour class will improve your fitness with a mix of stretching, Yoga and Pilates.  Drop in on Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Fridays.  The first class is free.  The cost for ongoing classes is $10 per class. Bring your own mat.  The instructor is Elena Borisova, who has experience as a fitness instructor and personal trainer at a number of fitness centers in the area.

Ventures Outdoors Again – Walk with a Doc – Heart Health @ Frick Park
Nov 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Get healthy while being healthy! We’ll join local cardiac specialists for a relaxing 1.5 mile walk along flat terrain that gets our bodies moving and stimulates our minds. At stops along the trail, the doctors will share information with the group on managing heart health while staying active and answer individual questions as we walk.

Walk with a Doc Wednesday Evening – Allegheny Health Network @ North Boroughs YMCA
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

According to the American Heart Association, walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. Think it doesn’t do any good? Think again. Walking is low impact; easier on the joints than running. It is safe – with a doctor’s okay – for people with orthopedic ailments, heart conditions, and those who are more than 20% overweight. In addition, research has shown that you could gain two hours of life for each hour of regular exercise! That quick stroll around the block seems a little more worthwhile now, doesn’t it?

Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. What better way to start your weekend than on your feet making strides to help your heart and improving your general health to live longer! While you walk at your own pace, you’ll have the opportunity to have questions answered by local physicians.

Nov
16
Thu
2017
Great American Smokeout
Nov 16 all-day

Today is the day to QUIT SMOKING!

Take part in the Great American Smokeout. By quitting — even for one day — smokers take an important step toward a healthier life and reducing their cancer risk.

PITT students: take advantage of the free Q.U.I.T. cessation service provided by the Office of Health Education and Promotion.