Events

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.

Wise Walk at C.C. Mellor Memorial Library @ C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
Nov 16 @ 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.
Let’s Move Pittsburgh Symposium 2017 @ Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Nov 16 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

“Growing Healthy Children”

Thurs., Nov. 16; 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Please join us for the fourth Let’s Move Pittsburgh Symposium, a gathering of parents, caregivers and organizations from all sectors who are working to improve our children’s well-being. The theme of this year’s event is “Growing Healthy Children,” and we will discuss how our organizations can bridge the gaps and reach the most children in Allegheny County.

This year’s symposium will employ the World Café method to facilitate an open conversation about children’s health and how we can work together to make Allegheny County one of the healthiest places for children to live, learn and grow. As an attendee, you will collaborate directly with thought leaders in the fields of nutrition and physical activity. Attendees will also hear from project leaders in our Champion Schools program, which celebrates and rewards schools with funding for leading new or existing programs that promote healthy food and nutrition education, increase physical activity, and teach students how to grow and prepare healthy food.

Event Features

  • Symposium with in-depth conversation and problem solving
  • Exposure to the World Café method
  • Champion Schools poster session, lunch and networking opportunities

As one of a group of selected invitees, please R.S.V.P.  to this event by Mon., Nov. 6. $15 includes full admission to the conference and a  networking lunch from 1 – 2 p.m.

To read more about the event and to R.S.V.P., please visit the Let’s Move Pittsburgh website. If you have questions, please contact Ashlee Cubarney, Let’s Move Pittsburgh program assistant, at acubarney@phipps.conservatory.org or 412/622-6915, ext. 6754.

This event is made possible with support from UPMC Health Plan and The Heinz Endowments.

Adult Nature Walk @ North Park Ice Rink Parking Lot
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Free & open to the public. Originally started as a program for stroke & heart patients, this nature group has expanded to any interested adult. The informal group meets rain or shine every Thursday of the year. Local naturalists guide these enlightening, leisurely paced walks. New nature adventures & discoveries every week. Dress well for outdoor walking.

Live Game Lab @ Carnegie Boys & Girls Club
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Every week we’ll gather to explore movement through games. Create, test, teach, and play your own games and the games of your classmates and coaches! Come experience original class favorites like Diamond Heist, Ninja Tag, Ultimate Obstacle Course, and more!

For anyone 8-12 years old with a Boys and Girls Club membership and a playful attitude. Limit of 14 participants.

South Park Table Tennis Club @ Home Economics Building
Nov 16 @ 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.