Clay CaseThe Union Project is raising funds for their Clay Case Program, which puts Clay Cases in local schools. The Clay Case brings together everything a student needs to create with clay at home. This kit is perfect for artists of all skill levels, even beginners.

The Clay Case comes with all the materials, tools, instruction, and inspiration to help the student express his or her creative voice. The Clay Case brings families together to be creative and learn about clay. Each student can bring your finished creations to Union Project’s studio to be fired in the kiln, get a Clay Case refill, try out the potter’s wheel, and see artists at work in a community studio.

Read about the Brashear Association’s experience working with the Clay Case.

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Don’t forget the kick off on May 1st and the Cheering Section on May 3rd. Many thanks to the Applewood Smoke Burger Company; Bryant Street Market; Park Place Pub and Tazza D’oro.

Marathon Poster Final

WHEN: Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 7:30am – Noon
WHERE: The corner of Highland Ave and Bryant Street
Sponsored by the Highland Park Community Council

Click here to see the Marathon Poster

With your colorful signs, noise-makers and shouts of encouragement, join us Sunday, May 3rd from 8:00am – Noon to cheer on Pittsburgh Marathon runners as they hit the 20 mile mark passing through Highland Park. Racers will enter from the corner of N. Highland Avenue and Bryant Street and run along Bryant Street to N. Negley Avenue. Don’t have a sign or noise maker? No problem! Sign making supplies and noise makers will be provided, courtesy of Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon. Everyone who makes a sign will be entered into a raffle to win prizes from local businesses – You do not have to be present to claim prize.

Enjoy race-day specials from local restaurants, live music by Hill Jordan and Slide Worldwide and free donuts and juice to kick start your morning (while supplies last).

Highland Park Partnering Businesses: Applewood Smoke Burger Company, Bryant Street Market, Park Place Pub, Tazza D’oro

marathon 1Join Highland Park neighbors and the Highland Park Community Council for the SOLD OUT DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend, where over 30,000 participants will flock to Pittsburgh, setting an event attendance record. The marathon is May 3rd.

WHEN: Friday, May 1st, 2015 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm

WHERE: Park Place Pub and Applewood Smoke Burger Company, Bryant Street

Join the Highland Park community for a family-friendly Pittsburgh Marathon Kick-off Party on Friday, May 1 at the Park Place Pub. The Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse will be at the event from 5:30 – 7:30pm that evening to help race-lovers of all ages make signs to cheer on runners during the big race on Sunday. Enjoy music, marathon memories and good eats with your Highland Park neighbors. Everyone who makes a sign will be entered into a raffle to win prizes from local businesses.

Drawing will take place Sunday, May 3rd – You do not have to be present to claim prize.

Highland Park Partnering Businesses: Applewood Smoke Burger Company, Bryant Street Market, Park Place Pub, Tazza D’oro

Paper Boy ImageTheHPCC April 2015 Newsletter is now available.

CarsonPlease join us this Thursday for the April HPCC monthly meeting at 7:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Church. The meeting is open to the public.

First on the agenda is an update from Commander Lando on the recent robberies in the neighborhood. Find out firsthand what the police are doing to keep the neighborhood safe.

The main speaker for the evening is Mark Dixon, filmmaker and Highland Park resident. The HPCC is holding a FREE screening of The Power of One Voice: A 50-Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson, his latest documentary.

It is a groundbreaking documentary examining the life of Rachel Carson and the profound implications of her environmental work. The film features interviews with Rachel Carson’s adopted son, Roger Christie, her biographer, Linda Lear, and other notable writers, scientists and advocates. By highlighting the power of Carson’s voice, we hope to inspire others to add their voices to this essential conversation.

Watch the film’s trailer.

HPCC Yard Sale and Bryant Street Festival

The HPCC Yard Sale and Bryant Street Festival will be held on Sunday June 7th. For information, see the HPCC Yard Sale Form. You can also sign up online now!

Fulton Tour May 27th

Are you the parent or caregiver of a young child who will be entering kindergarten? The Fulton Tour is May 27th at 9:00am. RSVP online now!

Cinema in the Park in Highland Park

Cinema in the Park starts at dusk on the hill behind the reservoir this summer. June 22nd - The Hundred Foot Journey; July 20 - Wizard of Oz; August 17 - Princess and the Frog. Click for more info.

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