Check out community events and notices for the month of November:
Celebrate harvest season at the market with a Harvest Festival. Featuring artists and crafters, fun kids’ activities, and, of course, lots of delicious food and produce. Stock up during the last market of the season. Call 412-708-1277 or email email@example.com for more information.
Join the women’s ministry at New Bethel Baptist Church at 9:30 a.m. for a prayer breakfast. This church is located at 221 43rd St. Call Ann Walker for more information at 412-231-3128.
At 5 p.m., kids are invited to make projects out of fun foam material while supplies last. For children ages 3 and up at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – East Liberty, 130 S. Whitfield St.
Come hear guest revivalist Dr. Lisa Weah, pastor at New Bethlehem Baptist Church in Baltimore, speak at New Bethel Baptist Church, 221 43rd St., on Nov. 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. Call 412-231-3128 for more information.
The “Emerge/Evolve” exhibit features artists from all over the world displaying their works of kiln-glass at the Pittsburgh Glass Center, 5472 Penn Ave. Visit www.pittsburghglasscenter.org for more information.
Unblurred Gallery Crawl
The first Friday of every month, from 6 to 11 p.m., various venues in the Penn Avenue Arts District, 4800-5500 Penn Ave., open their doors to showcase the work of a variety of artists and performers.
Garfield Night Market
Stop by North Pacific Avenue between Penn and Dearborn between 6 and 10 p.m. for the last Garfield Night Market of the season. New vendors will be in attendance along with old favorites.
Unblurred @ Assemble
From 7 to 10 p.m., Assemble, located at 5125 Penn Ave., will feature “The Muck and the Mire,” a two-person show by Brad Bianchi and Danny Devine. In their first show together, the two will be showing new paintings, drawings, and sculpture. There will also be an interactive activity.
Pittsburgh Art Exhibit
From 7 to 10 p.m., the Irma Freeman Center for Imagination at 5006 Penn Ave. presents “Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Artists IV,” a group exhibition of over 20 artists. Musical guests Standing Wave to perform.
This event, hosted by Pittsburgh Bellydance Academy and Pittsburgh Dance Center, takes place Nov. 7, 8, and 9 at 4765 Liberty Ave. It’s a weekend full of workshops, shows, competition, and crowning the “Belly Dancer of the Year.” For information, visit www.pghbellydancefestival.com.
Kids’ Step Class
Earthen Vessels Outreach is beginning a free step class for children in grades 1 to 4. Classes begin on Nov. 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 250 S. Pacific Ave. and continue weekly, with a final stage performance occurring on Dec. 19. Classes will be taught by Ms. Tia, a community resident who has taught step for more than five years. Call 412-681-7272 or 412-414-2993 to register. Class size limited to 12.
Earthen Vessels Outreach is offering a free Digital Corps weekly engineering series for middle-school youths from Nov. 7 through Dec. 12 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Youths will learn about the Hummingbird Robotics Kit, Visual Programmer, and the Scratch Programming Environment. Call 412-681-7272 or 412-414-2993 to register.
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., furniture designers, fiber artists, painters, sculptors, photographers, glass artists, printmakers, and others will open their doors to the public to teach and converse about their disciplines. Watch artist demonstrations, view works-in-progress, purchase local artwork, and experience the environments that energize Lawrenceville’s expanding creative culture. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 401-965-6099 or visit www.facebook.com/LawrencevilleArtistsStudioTour.
At 11 a.m., the Holy Name Society of Our Lady of the Angels Parish will host Jim Wudarczyk, who will speak on “Pittsburgh on the Eve of the American Civil War.” Wudarczyk will present an informative and amusing talk on some little-known events that helped to spark America’s bloodiest confrontation. The event will take place in the social hall under Saint Augustine Church, 225 37th St. It is free and open to the public.
Come hear Reverend Ayonna Johnson, from St. James AME Church, and Pastor June Jeffries, from New Life Baptist Church, speak at New Bethel Baptist Church, 221 43rd St., at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Call 412-231-3128 for more information.
Eco Art PGH
“Eco Art PGH: Visions of a Sustainable Pittsburgh” is a student art contest based around the theme of a futuristic, sustainable Pittsburgh. This 21+ event takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. at 2425 Liberty Ave. and is hosted by Ziggy Sawdust and state Senator Jim Ferlo. Enjoy works of art by local university students, live music, free beer and wine, and light refreshments. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Student works will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Pittsburgh Green Innovators and the Larimer Green Team. For more information, visit www.ecoartpgh.eventbrite.com.
The board of directors of the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation invites you to a luncheon celebrating this year’s achievements at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Ave., from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Mayor Bill Peduto will speak. For tickets and information, call Aggie Brose, 412-441-6950 ext. 15.
Princess Dance Party
Come dressed as your favorite princess between 3 and 4:15 p.m. at Pittsburgh Dance Center, 4765 Liberty Ave. Parents must stay with their child, and all ages are welcome. The event costs $5 per child. Each child will receive a certificate for a free dance class.
A simulation to increase understanding of what it’s like to live in poverty will be held at East Liberty Presbyterian Church from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Free to the public. To register, call Akirah Robinson at 412-254-3038 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At 6 p.m. at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – East Liberty, 130 S. Whitfield St., families with children ages 2 and up are encouraged build creatively with Legos, Duplos, wood blocks, straws, connectors, and more.
As part of the Lawrenceville Historical Society’s public lecture series, James Halttunen will speak about the last remnant of Fort Pitt, the Block House. This lecture is based on “The Fort Pitt Block House,” a recent book by Emily Weaver. Halttunen is the current curator of the Block House. Lecture will take place at the McVey Auditorium of Canterbury Place, 310 Fisk St., at 7 p.m. Free and no reservations required.
Join fellow community members for a pruning event from 6 to 8 p.m. in Lawrenceville. For more information, call 412-781-TREE or visit www.treepittsburgh.org/lawrenceville.
At 11:30 a.m. Morningside Church of God in Christ, 5173 Dearborn St., is giving away free winter wear. Later on, a free Thanksgiving dinner will take place. If you need transportation, call Sister Cathy Bryant at 412-853-2022.
At 5 p.m., East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 South Highland Ave., will have a concert showcasing the dedication of the chapel’s newly refurbished Steinway piano. For more information, call 412-441-3800.
Ballroom Dance Party
Come to Pittsburgh Dance Center, 4765 Liberty Ave., at 4 p.m. for a ballroom dance lesson, and from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for an open ballroom dance party. Refreshments provided, BYOB. The cost is $10 per person, and no partner is necessary. Beginners are welcome.
Join the members of New Bethel Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. at 221 43rd St. to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner. Contact Ann Walker at 412-231-3128 for more information.
Literary Arts Boom relies upon volunteers and interns to add expertise and energy to its programming. This fall, volunteers are needed for weekday-morning storytelling workshops and for National Novel Writing Month in November. For more information, email email@example.com or call 412-906-9522.
Classroom Field Trips
During Glorious Group Stories, your group of young authors will learn about narrative structure and character development from our enthusiastic team. Volunteers will be on hand every step of the way to help students express their ideas and hone their storytelling skills. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/LAB_GloriousGroupStories or call 412-906-9522.
Young Adult Bible Study
A weekly young adult Bible study began on Oct. 19 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Crazy Mocha, 4032 Butler St. This free program is being sponsored by Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. For more information, call 412-621-2720.
Call for Proposals
5511 Penn Ave. is looking for artists to submit proposals for events, exhibits, and performances to take place in that space during Unblurred in November and December. Please note that this space is still very “raw,” meaning that it is not a typical gallery or performance space. All ideas are welcome. Visit www.pennavenue.org/blog for more information and pictures of the space. Submit proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
The Saturday Crafternoon program at Assemble, 5125 Penn Ave., offers free craft workshops every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Youths in grades 1 to 8 and their families can stop by and participate in fun new projects every week.
Assemble, 5125 Penn Ave., offers a safe space for kids to develop their problem-solving skills and creativity through making and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) education. Open to youths in grades 1 to 8 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. through Dec. 18.
Storytime: Baby & Me
Come to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – East Liberty, 130 S. Whitfield St., on November 6, 13, and 20 at 10:30 a.m. to listen to stories, sing songs and participate in rhymes. For ages birth to 2 with an adult. Call 412-363-8274 to register.
Storytime: Family Fun
Come to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – East Liberty, 130 S. Whitfield St., at 10:30 a.m. on November 7, 14, and 21 to listen to a story, sing songs, and recite rhymes. Parent will hear tips to help their child get ready to read. For ages 2 to 5 with a parent or adult.
Expected End Entertainment, LLC, and EX3 Books announced on Oct. 13 the release of “The Hair Commandments: Shalls and Shall Nots of Wigs, Weaves, and Natural Hair” (ISBN 978-0-9885545-5-9) by Pittsburgh businesswoman LaToya Johnson-Rainey.