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Some Super-cool Happenings in Pittsburgh! The Burgh Blast, TypeWriter Girls, Asian Film Festival, Arthritis Walk at Kennywood, Mother’s Day, Persad Art Auction, Race for a Cure and More!

7 May

TONITE – May 7th, 2010 – The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will host the Burgh Blast from 7pm-11pm featuring the music of No Bad Juju, hairstyles by Izazu Salon, an appearance by Pittsburgh rock legend Donnie Iris, refreshments from Rita’s Italian Ice, the Pittsburgh Yinz! Play exhibit, museum exhibits, and more! Please note: tickets are for the 21+ crowd only and are $60 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Visit their website for more details: http://www.pittsburghkids.org/tickets or email blast@pittsburghkids.org

Tonight is also the 5th Annual Asian American Film Festival at Pittsburgh Harris Theater. Silk Screen will be showing approximately 20 films from Asia and it will be sure to feature exotic locales and beautiful scenery! Visit www.silkscreenfestival.org for details!

Also tonight – The TypeWriter Girls Go Green! The TypeWriter Girls Avant Garde Poetry Cabaret perform one of their “infamous” spoken poetry sessions with a “go green” theme to benefit the Landslide Community Farm in honor of World Environment Day. The event is at Istanbul on Butler Street in Pittsburgh, at 7:30. Cost is donation-based with a minimum of $7 being accepted at the door. For more information, click here.

TOMORROW – May 8th, 2010 – Arthritis Foundation of Western PA hosts a 5K Arthritis Walk, Wellness and Juvenile Arthritis Family Fun Day at Kennywood Park! Get more info here -> http://WpaArthritisWalk.kintera.org or visit their website at http://westernpennsylvania.arthritis.org

Also – Don’t forget – Sunday is Mother’s Day! So happy Mother’s Day weekend to all! Be sure to tell YOUR mom or mother-figure how much SHE means to YOU! Also, don’t forget it’s also the 18th Annual Komen Pittsburgh Race for a Cure to benefit breast cancer awareness! Here’s their website for more information: http://www.pittsburghraceforthecure.org/

Last but not least – Monday, May 10th, 2010 – The Persad Center of Pittsburgh hosts its annual, “Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art” event at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Oakland. This art auction will be featuring works from 200 regional, national and international artists and is sure to be a can’t-miss event benefitting the worth cause of the Persad Center.

Get out there, Pittsburgh, and enjoy yourself!

On a personal note, this weekend is special to me – happy 50th Birthday to my Dad (May 8th) and ALSO Happy College Graduation to my brother Ryan on May 8th, as well!  And OF COURSE a Happy Mother’s Day to my MOMMY, Nana, and Grandma, as well!  ❤  xoxo

What’s Up in Da’ Burgh? – Let Them Eat Cake, PA Film Industry, Power Hour, PRSA, Arthritis Walk & More!

24 Apr

Some fun events this weekend and coming up soon in and around Pittsburgh …

Let Them Eat Cake – This event is a “cake tasting” and cake decorating contest benefitting the Midwife Center. Held at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Grand Hall, it begins tonight (4/24) at 7:30 pm and runs until 10pm, featuring premier cakes, fun entertainment, and fabulous attendees, as well as an awesome auction. Buy tickets online at Blacktie Pittsburgh.

Pennsylvania Film Industry Networking Event – This is a FREE event held by the PaFIA. To be held at the Firehouse Lounge, it is tomorrow, April 25th, 2010, from 6-9pm, and features a cash bar and appetizers. More info can be found at the Nancy Mosser Casting Blog, here.

Get Involved! Power Hour – This event will be held on Tuesday, April 27 from 5:30-7:30 at Alto Lounge. Held by Baker Leadership, it will feature a panel of guests and community leaders who come together to brainstorm ways to make a difference in our region. Get more info, here.

New PR Professionals’ Happy Hour presented by PRSA Pittsburgh – This event – a Happy Hour at Bar Louie Pittsburgh – is for young, up-and-coming PR professionals, and will take place on Thursday, 4/29, from 5:30-7:30pm.

Don’t forget …. there’s still time to join the Arthritis Foundation of Western Pennsylvania on May 8th for their 3-Mile Arthritis Walk, Wellness & Family Fun Day at Kennywood Park. Join or Start a Team HERE: http://WpaArthritisWalk.kintera.org Help spread the word about Juvenile Arthritis and let the world know that, “Kids Get Arthritis, Too!”

FUN Event for a GREAT Cause: May 8th Kennywood Walk

12 Apr


Join the Arthritis Foundation of Western Pennsylvania for the Arthritis and Wellness Walk, May 8th, at Kennywood Park, followed by a JA Family Fun Day for kids with Juvenile Arthritis and their families. It is a great cause, and, the 3-mile walk is FREE! (Plus, you will get discounted admission to Kennywood Park afterwards!)

Sign up now – join a team, start a team, donate, or volunteer!

Here’s more info:

http://westernpennsylvania.arthritis.org

http://wpaarthritiswalk.kintera.org

See you there!

‘Glitzburgh’ Blogger Posts 2 New AF Rheum for Wellness Blog Entries

8 Apr

As many of you know, I work for, and write for, the Arthritis Foundation of Western PA, as I’ve grown up with arthritis and love to help others with it, or any other chronic illness, AND, educate EVERYONE about these types of illnesses AND about living an overall healthful lifestyle of wellness. Please take the time to check out my 2 latest Rheum for Wellness blog posts…and stay tuned for more Glitzburgh posts TONIGHT! 🙂
Thanks,

Ashley

Ashley’s Journey to Wellness, Entry #12 – Happy World Health Day and A Belated Happy Easter: Recovering from Surgery and Playing the Waiting Game

and

Patient Tools and Virtual Wellness: Learning More About Online Health Resources and Electronic Medical Records

Thanks for your support of Glitzburgh AND Rheum for Wellness!

Little ol’ me? Best Blogger in Pittsburgh and Who To Follow on Twitter? Yes, say Network Pittsburgh polls.

26 Mar

Network Pittsburgh is a great site for useful resources on, well, networking in Pittsburgh!

They have local news, blogs, event promotion, and more, but they also have polls and contests.

For those of you who do not know, I am proud to announce that in 2009 I was voted “Best Blogger in Pittsburgh” and in 2010 was voted, “Who to Follow on Twitter 2010″ in the Individual competition. The Arthritis Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, who I “tweet” for, was #2 in the “Who to Follow on Twitter Business/Org Edition.”

*Patting myself on the back&

Please, friends – follow my personal Twitter account @BuellaMarie

Follow the Arthritis Foundation at @AFWPA

And NOW ANNOUNCING a NEW official “Glitzburgh” Twitter account @Glitzburgh – please Follow us!

Don’t forget to check out @NetwkPittsburgh, too!

Thanks, please keep on reading!

~ You can also become a fan of mine on Facebook – Ashley Marie Boynes, Writer … and/or of Glitzburgh (page under construction ~

TGIF, and have a great weekend!