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Marvel as renowned toy experts appraise local residents' antique or rare toys.
The experts will be looking for every collectible toy imaginable from vintage antique dolls, cars and trucks to GI Joe action figures and vintage Barbie dolls; from Beatles memorabilia to Hot Wheels cars; from cast iron banks to Rock Em Sock Em Robots.
The Roadshow won't be selling toys at this event but appraisals of toys are always free with no obligation, although residents often sell their toys when they find out just how much they're worth. For more information, call Mark Leinberger (561) 876-9610.
The city's nomadic indie craft marketplace pops up with a variety of handcrafted goods including natural bath and body products, greeting cards, clothing, costumes, letterpress artwork, photography, house wares, woodwork, handbags, jewelry, ceramics, children's items and so much more.
Founded in 2007, I Made It Market provides opportunities for artists to bring their wares to market and partners with community, arts and non-profit organizations to raise funds and awareness to assist them in improving their communities. For more information, please contact Carrie Nardini at (412) 254-4464.
Gifted vocalist Katy Williams displays her impressive range in this concert featuring works by award winning American composer Samuel Barber (1910-1981) and Italian composer Luigi Arditi (1822–1903), among others.
Admission is a suggested donation fo $10 at the door. For more information, contact Doug Starr at (412) 531-7153.
Take part in some fun and exciting bingo on two floors and featuring a high-tech display board.
Bingo is a game of chance played with randomly drawn numbers which players match against numbers that have been pre-printed on 5-inch by 5-inch cards. The winner calls out the word "Bingo!" to alert the other players and caller of a possible win.
Games are held Sunday afternoon and Tuesday evening. Proceeds benefit this nonprofit fraternal organization and its community projects. For more information, call (412) 488-7188.
Enjoy a staged reading of the play "The Gospel Singer" by contemporary writer C. S. Wyatt.
Set in 1987 and based on real events, the story centers on drag artist Isaac Dumont who has achieved a cult following performing as "Ruthie" in a local jazz haven where his life partner, a mechanic by trade, serves as the emcee. But Isaac's true desire is to sing the gospel music dearest to his heart --- a dream that rankles his religious community as much as his professional one.
Admission is "pay-as-you-go" at the door. Presented as part of In the Raw Festival, a series produced by Bricolage to give three local playwrights the opportunity to work closely with a dramaturg to revise, explore and solidify a new work. Each of the selected three plays will receive a weeklong workshop with a director, a dramaturg and professional actors culminating in a public reading. For more information, call (412) 471-0999.
Members of the community are welcome to join the congregation for a life-saving blood drive.
To donate whole blood, you must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with signed parental consent form) weigh at least 110 pounds and be in generally good physical health. There are also eligibility requirements with regards to health history, including medications you are taking and travel history.
For more information, call the Central Blood Bank at (866) 366-6771.
The start and finish of the 5K run and walk are on the campus of UPMC St. Margaret.
This 3.1-mile flat course is certified by USA Track & Field, national governing body for walking and running sports.
The individual entry fee is $20 before May 8; the fee for a three-person running team is $50. Proceeds benefit the hospital. Call (412) 784-5169 to request entry forms.
This one mile walk/wheel will raise funds for Easter Seals services, drive awareness of issues affecting the disability community and help to change the lives of individuals and families living with disabilities.
The registration fee of $35 includes an official Walk With Me t-shirt, all day admission into the park, light refreshments, entertainment, children's activities and more. For more information, call (412) 281-7244 ext 229.
Meet at the center for an open house tour of Squirrel Hill area synagogues and other Jewish landmarks.
Squirrel Hill is a residential neighborhood in the east end of Pittsburgh with a history dating to the 1760s. Squirrel Hill has had a large Jewish population since the 1920s, when Eastern European Jews began to move to the neighborhood in large numbers.
Guests are encouraged to ask questions and reminisce with fellow natives and newcomers alike. There will also be a scavenger hunt with prizes for guests with families. For more information, call (412) 521-8010.
This annual show features excellent national and local dealers offering thousands of LP's, 45's and CD's.
Many record collectors from Europe and the United States attend, as well as many record label owners, disc jockeys and musicians.
Admission is free. For further information please call (412) 331-5021.
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