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Get Out Weekend Planner

It’s a busy weekend in our area with Jimmy Beaumont & the Skyliners, Fair Play and the Dog Day Festival.

1. Start the weekend with an “International Wine Tasting” with John Eld.

When/Where: 7 p.m. Friday at , 4015 Dickey Road, Gibsonia. 

Why go: John Eld is a well-known wine expert and you are sure to learn some tips and facts about wine, including how to find a good wine on every budget, while enjoying samples of five different wines.

Price: $10 per person; you must be 21 or older.

Information: http://northerntierlibrary.org or 724-449-2665.

2. For something different this weekend, why not go to the Annual Bean Bag Toss Tournament?

When/Where: 6 p.m. Friday at the , Ernie Mashuda Drive, Cranberry. The event is part of the festivities at Cranberry Township's Community Days.

Why go: The proceeds benefit the American Heart Association for research and education. Prizes will include Pittsburgh Penguins tickets, Visa cards, gift cards and more. Please note that the tournament is for those 18 and older.

Price: $20 donation per person.

Information: http://www.ctcchest.org/cd11/friday.asp


3. Jimmy Beaumont & the Skyliners are back in town.

When/Where: 8 p.m. Saturday at Kean Theatre, 5847 Meridian Road, Gibsonia. Dinner at prior to show is 6 p.m.

Why go: The group that is famous for the song, “Since I Don’t Have You,” will provide plenty of entertainment.

Price: Show is $45; dinner at Atria’s plus show is $64. 

Informationwww.keantheatre.com or 724-444-5326.

4. The 3rd Annual Fair Play is a family day of fun in memory of Emma Bursick.

When/Where: 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Emmerling Park, Cove Road, Indiana Township.

Why go: Emma was only 7 when she lost her life to Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy in 2008. Fair Play raises money and awareness about epilepsy and SUDEP by hosting an event that is fun for the whole family. Activities include pony rides, bounce houses, crafts, games, refreshments and more.

Price: $5, children younger than 2 are free.

Information: www.fairplay-event.org.

5. Take your dog to the Dog Days Festival at Hartwood Acres park .

When/Where: 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Hartwood Acres concert area on Middle Road, Allison Park.

Why go: It’s always fun to take your dog to Hartwood, and this event benefits the Animal Rescue League of Western Pennsylvania. Activities include demonstrations, activities, contests, and if you don’t have a dog, you can adopt one here. See the Allegheny County and Armstrong County detectives and their dogs, plus the Reading with Rover Program. You can have a doggy caricature made of your favorite dog plus talk to a dog nutritionist and more. The band Good Brother Earl will perform at 4 p.m.

Price: Free.

Information: http://www.alleghenycounty.us/summer/index.aspx

6. The Grand Opening of the new Freeride Trail and Skills Park at North Park.

When/Where: Noon Sunday at the Sharon Shelter in (adjacent to the Pie Traynor Field and Swimming Pool).

Why go: Freeride is a growing sport and the Dr. J. Trail and Skills Park is free and open to local riders. Riders can develop their skills at the park then ride the trail. Activities will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, freeriding demonstration, food and beverages. Please note: Visitors who want to experience the NPFR should bring their bikes and helmets.

Price: Free

Information: http://www.alleghenycounty.us/news/2011/20110629b.pdf


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