Pittsburgh Green House to Celebrate Grand Opening on March 3

The Pittsburgh Green House, which The Bulletin covered in its March issue, will officially open to the public this weekend. ACTION-Housing, Inc. is excited to unveil  the 308 N. Sheridan Avenue house —  its newest sustainability initiative located at 308 N. Sheridan Ave. in East Liberty. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held on Friday, March 2nd at 10  a.m., and the Pittsburgh Green House will be open to the public beginning with the Grand Opening on Saturday, March 3rd, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Regular business hours for tours and access to the resource center are as follows:

Wednesdays: 4 – 7 PM
Thursdays: 10 AM – 2 PM
Fridays: 9 AM – 12 PM, 1 – 4 PM
Saturdays: 11 AM – 3 PM

For more information and to view the schedule of classes, please visit
www.pittsburghgreenhouse.org or call (412) 362-4PGH (-4744).

Garfield Glen Breaks Ground

After much anticipation, Garfield Glen had its official groundbreaking ceremony this morning.

Partners in the project and public officials including Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Councilman Ricky Burgess, and U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle grabbed shovels to symbolically break the ground at one Garfield Glen site on Dearborn Street.

 

Garfield Glen, an affordable rental development, is a joint initiative of the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation and S&A homes. It will consist of 45 rental units, which will be a mix of two-, three- and four-bedroom Energy Star-rated homes.

The units will be located on sites throughout Garfield between N. Mathilda and N. Atlantic.

Garfield Glen will be open for rent to households earning less than $35,000 for a family of five, $32,000 for a family of four, $29,000 for a family of three or $26,000 for a two-person household.

Assemble Seeks Designs for Rising Runway Show

Garfield – The Rising Runway Show will be held on Saturday, May 19, at Assemble, a
community space for arts and technology located at 5125 Penn Avenue. The theme is
technology. The show is looking for submissions of two dynamic, wearable designs that work in
dialogue with each other and the theme of technology. The garments must show
continuity within the design, whether they are cohesive, intentionally disconnected, or
playing off one another. The garment must fall into one of these three categories: fashion,
wearable art, or eco-friendly.
Applications are due March 3. Submissions must include an inspiration board and
statement describing the idea and final project. Applicants should also submit sketches of
potential final garments or objects they would like to explore, expand upon, and create.
Submissions should contain three pairs of possible garments/wearable art, although only
two garments per artist will be created to be sent down the runway. Artists should think
outside of the box and challenge themselves. Therefore, final garments may vary greatly
from the preliminary sketches. There is an entry fee of $20.
Applications are due March 3 to Diane Meyer at dmdyeanne88@gmail.com.
Please include your name and email address in the message. Garments will be due to
Assemble on May 16 or 17. Contact Diane Meyer at 716-725-1639 for more information.

Garfield Glen Groundbreaking

The community is invited to a groundbreaking for Garfield Glen, an affordable rental housing development on scattered sites in Garfield. Join us for refreshments and speeches at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 24, at 5131 Dearborn Street (Look for the tent!). RSVP by February 17 to Aggie@bloomfield-garfield.org.

Computer Training Opportunities

The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation/Pittsburgh Connects, in partnership with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – East Liberty, is proud to offer the following trainings:

Microsoft Word Basics (Tuesday, February 14th from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) Microsoft Word can be used to build resumes; create calendars; design business cards, mailing labels, schedules, budgets, fliers, certificates; and much more. This course will teach you how to justify text, create columns, customize borders, and insert WordArt and pictures.

Resume Writing (Friday, February 17th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) A resume is a vital component of every job search. This training, conducted by Walter Fortson (author of Resume Writing Without Paid Work Experience), will teach you how to make your resume as effective as possible.

Microsoft Excel Basics (Tuesday, February 21st from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) Microsoft Excel uses a grid of cells arranged in numbered rows and letter-named columns to organize data. Excel can be used to manage finances while creating a budget or operate business expenses while keeping inventory. This course will teach you how to work with a spreadsheet, create and manage a budget, and input basic formulas.

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics (Tuesday, February 28th from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation program that is used to  easily create powerful professional presentations. From simple to advanced designs, PowerPoint will provide the tools you need to present any type of information on any subject to any type or size audience.

All trainings will be held at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – East Liberty (130 S. Whitfield Street Pittsburgh, PA 15206). To register:  E-mail your name and phone number to EastLibertyTrainings@gmail.com (tell us which class you want to take) or call 412-254-4007.

 

Pittsburgh’s Steps

N. Pacific Avenue steps in Garfield

The Sprout Fund has issued a Request for Proposals for projects involving the steps of Pittsburgh – one of our city’s most interesting features. Find out which projects might qualify and how to apply here.

Council to Go

City Council Member Patrick Dowd (District 7) hosts a mobile district office at locations throughout the district each month. Dowd and staff are available to hear concerns, respond to questions about city services, and give information about legislation in Council. This month, Council to Go is in two neighborhood venues:

Lawrenceville

Friday, Feb. 17, from 7:30 to 9 am

Perk Me Up, 4407 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Bloomfield

Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Big Idea Bookstore, 4812 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

For more information, call 412-255-2140.

UPMC job positions available immediately!

Looking for a job in a growing field?
 
Due to positive changes at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Oakland and UPMC Hospital in Shadyside, there are now full-time, part-time, and casual support positions available in a range of areas, including transportation, housekeeping, and food services, etc.
 
The following jobs are available now and need to be filled:

Transporters
Housekeeping Aids
Food Service Workers

To apply for these positions, you must submit a resume and completed application.

Staff members at the Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center, 5321 Penn Avenue, will be available throughout this week and over the weekend to assist you in the application process, help you polish your resume, and answer any questions you may have. When you stop by the center, our experienced staff will work with you to ensure that your application successfully highlights your strengths.

Staff will be available in the employment center during the following times:

Wednesday, Feb 1: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Thursday, Feb 2: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday, Feb 3: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb 4: 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

For more information, stop by the office or call 412-362-8580.

ProMusica Pittsburgh Presents “Make Them Hear You” on February 25

Bass-Baritone singer Michael Jackson of Pittsburgh  will perform in concert at The Eastminster Presbyterian Church on FEBRUARY 25, 2012 at 7:30PM.

Tickets for the event are $10.00 general admission, $15.00 priority seating, and $5.00 students
(at Box-Office only) and can be purchased in advance at http://www.showclix.com/event/
MakeThemHearYou
or by calling 1(888) 71-Tickets

The concert is sponsored by The Eastminster Presbyterian Church.

African Americans have made strides in the world of classical music and continue to
do so today. This Concert honors African-American advancement in classical music and features
Pittsburgh native Michael Jackson singing music in the African-American spiritual tradition. He will be joined by Soprano Anqwenique Wingfield, and students from the Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts in an evening of wonderful music pulled a culture from Slavery to Freedom and beyond.

Michael Jackson is rapidly gaining recognition for his exciting performances. As a sought-after Bass-Baritone and actor in the Southwestern Pennsylvania area, Jackson appears with various companies as well as education outreach partnerships and organizations throughout the region. Working with various companies including Pittsburgh Opera, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, Undercroft Opera, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater, August Wilson Center for African-American Culture, Kuntu Repertory Theater and many others.