Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Big events this weekend

Hartwood Acres
 200 Hartwood Acres, Pittsburgh, PA
 Friday, July 20 - Sunday, July 22
Gates open at 4pm on Friday, and at 1:30pm on Saturday and Sunday
 . Friday, admission is FREE with a bag of non-perishable grocery items to donate to the food bank. Kids under 12 are free all weekend. See below for other pricing info.
 The Pittsburgh Blues Festival, is the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s largest fundraising event, and features a full line-up of national and local blues music, food & merchandise vendors, and a KidZone with arts & crafts, blues for kids, games and healthy snacks.
Weekend pass is $50, which covers your admission for the entire WEEKEND of music (Friday is free with your grocery donation). Or it’s $25 in advance/$30 at the gate on Saturday or Sunday. Student & Military tickets are $30 on Saturday or $17 on Sunday.
sponsored by Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and UPMC Health Plan
The KidZone is for families with children ages 3 through 11 to experience and learn about the Food Bank by participating in activities that spark their creativity and imagination. The youngest festival guests will get a hands-on experience as they visit a miniature pantry, soup kitchen, and repack center where they can work on the assembly line producing birthday bags so that children in need can celebrate their special day.

 July 21 & 22

Schenley Park is the scene of our nation’s largest vintage race event. 175 vintage racers gather here each July to test their skills and entertain the crowd. The PVGP races through Schenley Park are considered by many drivers to be the most challenging race course worldwide. The 2.33 mile circuit has 23 turns not to mention haybales, manhole covers, phone poles and stone walls. The Grand Prix in Schenley Park is the only vintage race event that is run on actual city streets – made possible by our Pit Crew of 1,000 volunteers.
The best place to watch the races is from the 456 acre Bob O’Connor Golf Course where the Grand Prix stages an International Car Show with over 2,000 vehicles on display. These car shows are mainly supported by local car clubs but are also open to the public for only $30 for the weekend.
Saturday, July 21
Vintage Practice Sessions 8:15 – noon
Sunoco Vintage Track Rides noon – 1:00
Vintage Qualifying Races 1:00 – 5:00
British Car Day 9:30 – 5:00
International Car Show 9:30 – 5:00

Sunday, July 22

Vintage Warm-up Sessions 8:15 – 11:00
Parades and Opening Ceremony 11:00- 11:50
Vintage Races noon – 5:00
International Car Show 9:30 – 5:00

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