Green Events Calendar

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Sunday, June 1 | 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Amazing Parks Race

Building a bridge, acting like an elephant, and even writing your own jingle are some of the challenges your team will face at the 3rd Annual Amazing Parks Race. Each team (families, couples, or even kids and their chauffeur... whatever you can fit in a car) will be given clues to direct them to 10 different local park. Once there they will have to complete a challenge to earn the clue for the next location. The Race ends at FHNC for an awards ceremony and ice cream provided by Sewickley Confectionary. Teams are welcome to bring a picnic and stay after the race to enjoy the evening on our beautiful grounds.

Admission - Members: $25 per team, Non–Members: $35 per team (All proceeds benefit Environmental Education Programming)
Hosted by Fern Hollow Nature Center

Tuesday, June 3 | 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Japanese Traditional Eco-Friendly Wrapping with Katsuko
Carnegie Library - Classroom A - Main Library
Hosted by Carnegie Library and The People's University

Starting June 4
Nature Play Dates
Every Wednesday June 4 - Aug 20 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Evening play dates June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23, August 6, and August 20 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Join us in our Natural Outdoor Classroom, is the first certified "Nature Play" area in Pennsylvania certified by the Arbor Day Foundation. Bring the kids and enjoy the shade of our White Pine Forest as you dig in our fossil pit, build lean-to, test yourself in our challenge area, or enjoy some berries from our community garden.

Program is FREE and open to the public.
Hosted by Fern Hollow Nature Center

Saturday, June 14 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Green Event Picnic


Tuesday, July 1 | 7:30 PM
Breaking Clean Tour

As a part of their northeast Breaking Clean Tour, Nick Mullins, ninth-generation Appalachian and fourth-generation underground coal miner, will be in Pittsburgh. Nick and his family will share the experiences that they have had living in the heart of coal country.

Admission - Free Admission at First Unitarian Church
Sponsored by the Green Sanctuary Committee of First Unitarian Church

Wednesday, July 2 | 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Wine & Whisker - Western PA Humane Society

A Meet and Greet Open House at the Western PA Humane Society. Meet our cats available for adoption and take advantage of the “Name Your Own Price” Promotion.

Admission - Free Admission at 1101 Western Ave
Hosted by Western PA Humane Society

Wednesday, July 9 | 7:00 PM
Exploring Co-op Membership

For people considering joining the Co-op, or new members interested in learning how to make the most of their membership.

Admission is FREE - just call 412-242-3598 to reserve your spot!
East End Food Coop - Café Seating Area
Hosted by Heather Hackett and Kate Safin, EEFC Marketing & Member Services Department

Friday, July 11 | 7:45 PM
Pittsburgh Pup Crawl

Pup CrawlCome on out for the awesome vendors, raffles, games and light up accessories available for purchase for your dog! Thank you to everyone participating and raising money to benefit the animals at: Animal Friends, Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center, and Western PA Humane Society

Admission - $25/dog in advance, $35/dog on day of, Human Walkers are FREE! - Roberto Clemente Bridge at PNC Park
Sponsored by Western PA Humane Society

Wednesday, July 16 | 6:30 PM
An Overview of Food Preservation at Home

Are you interested in preserving the harvest this summer, but not sure where to start? This workshop is intended to give you an overview of simple food preservation techniques such as canning, fermentation, and drying, intended to keep you cooking with significant amounts of local ingredients throughout the year. Trevett, a local restaurateur and Co-op member, will discuss the pros and cons of these different techniques and help you determine which methods make the most sense for your bounty. To top it off, attendees will sample some tasty preserves made by Trevett and his team of old-fashioned cooks at Legume.

Admission - This event is FREE; just call 412-242-3598 to reserve your spot! - Carnegie Library in Homewood
Hosted by East End Food Cooperative

Saturday, July 19 | 2:00 - 6:00 PM
Rockin' the Hollow

Rockin’ the Hollow, “Battle of the Bands” will be held on the stunning grounds of the Fern Hollow Nature Center with a panoramic view of the Sewickley Heights landscape. The music festival will highlight a “Battle of the Bands” competition featuring Pittsburgh area high school and college bands. Rockin’ the Hollow will also feature a live art exhibition featuring local artist from the Quaker Valley area, food truck, and tons of fun for the family.

Admission - Tickets and sponsorship information available on website - Fern Hollow Nature Center
Sponsored by Fern Hollow Nature Center

Wednesday, July 23 | 7:00 PM
Super Herbs for Health and Healing

Are you overwhelmed by our vast selection of bulk herbs and teas? Join our knowledgeable Bulk Herbs Clerk, Mary Beth, to learn about a variety of super herbs that will promote health and healing, and can provide support for attaining ideal weight. Super foods like barley grass, wheat grass, chlorella, spirulina, nettles, parsley, and green tea can help to alkalinize the body, detoxify on a daily basis, and boost our immunity and metabolism. In this workshop, Mary Beth will explain what makes these herbs so powerful and how to use them to achieve positive results for your health.

Admission - This event is FREE; just call 412-242-3598 to reserve your spot! - EEFC Café Seating Area
Hosted by East End Food Cooperative