You can make a difference wMSM.JPGith a Middle Schooler this Fall at the Obama Academy. Training is provided, and the meeting time is Thursdays at 12:35pm. Middle Schoolers with mentors:
* Are more engaged in school
* Get better grades
* Make attendance a priority
* Enjoy time with their mentors
* Learn about all kinds of things

Visit http://unitedwaypittsburgh.org/mentor/ to sign up. Be a Middle School Mentor is an initiative of United Way of Allegheny County in partnership with the Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh Public Schools.

ROJThis summer you can once again relax on the lawn at Highland Park to the sounds of jazz performed by Pittsburgh’s finest musicians. Residents of the tri-state area look forward to the month of August each year to witness this showcase of the area’s extraordinary talent of jazz at the ever-popular Reservoir of Jazz series. Click on Citiparks for more information.

August 3 Maureen Budway
August 10 Salsamba Latin Jazz Group
August 17 Dr. Alton Merrell & Impact: A Gospel Jazz Experience
August 24 The Horn Guys
August 31 Cross Currents (Lucas, Hall, Sheehan, Anderson)

For more information about the Reservoir of Jazz Concert Series,
call 412-255-2493.

Note: Inclement weather may cause concert cancellations. In the event of concert cancellations, a recorded message will play on the concert hotline (412-255-2493) and a message will appear at the top of this website page.

Sponsored by BNY Mellon, Highland Park Community Council and ARAD.

From our neighbors at Vintage Senior Center:

“Vintage senior community center at 401 N. Highland Ave. in East Liberty (across from The Home Depot) invites you to an OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, August 28. There will be a Special Program at 10 a.m. followed by Information Tables from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Complementary bag lunches are available for those who RSVP by August 15 at (412) 361-5003. Door prizes will be drawn throughout the day (Winner must be present). Vintage offers a wide array of fitness, arts, recreational and trip programs just right for your active lifestyle. Come see what we’re all about!”

Grab a blanket and head out for an unforgettable evening of free cinema under the stars. Citipark’s Cinema in the Park features family friendly movies on the third Monday of each month this summer. Shows start at dusk and will include:

August 18th: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Films will be shown on the hill behind the reservoir at the north end of Reservoir Drive. Visit citiparks.net for the complete schedule and more details.

unnamedFrom the City’s Office of Public Art:
Date: Friday, July 11, 2014
Time: 7 to 8 PM
Registration: $7 pre-registration online or by calling412.391.2060 ext. 237; $10 on-site
Meeting location: Entrance of Highland Park at the corner of Lake Drive and Stanton Avenue
Notes: Tour happens rain or shine, but thunder and lightning will cancel the tour.

Picnic with the Office of Public Art! Learn about the Guiseppe Moretti sculptures that flank the entrances to Highland Park,Horses and Welcome. Bring your picnic snacks, and we will picnic in the park after the tour. We will provide the dessert.

4th of JulyThe Highland Park Community Council Kids’ Committee is hosting its annual 4th of July Parade. Kids of all ages are invited to decorate their bicycle and then show off their handy work with a parade around the fountain.

When: July 4 at 10 a.m.
Where: Highland Park — meet near the fountain

Supplies to decorate bikes, tricycles, wagons and anything else on wheels will be provided, as well as balloons and snacks.

Volunteers to help the little ones with decorations and to blow up balloons are needed. We are also accepting donations of red, white and blue decorations for the children to use to decorate their bikes. Please contact Teri Rucker via e-mail or at 412-482-2533 if you are interested in volunteering or have something to donate. Supplies also can be dropped off at the side porch of 5914 Wellesley Ave.

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