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calendarFriday, June 8
What: Riverview 5k
Where: Riverview Park
When: 7 p.m.

Riverview Park 5K is part of the Citiparks Community Footraces Series. This series consists of 4 footraces sprawled throughout the City of Pittsburgh. Riverview Park 5K takes place in the hidden jewel of the North Side of Pittsburgh – Riverview Park. Tucked away in the hills of the North Side, Riverview Park is full of challenging trails as well as being home to a challenging paved 5K course.

It is that course that serves host to an original race – a Friday night run. Kick off your weekend in the healthiest possible way – by running or walking a 5K in a lavishly forested Riverview Park. Run past the Observatory and throughout the park to the finish line as the crowd of on-lookers and spectators cheer you on as you complete the Riverview Park 5K.

Saturday, June 9

What: Riverview Heritage Celebration
Where: Riverview Park
When:Noon-4:00 p.m.

This popular annual event showcases Riverview Park, an urban oasis just north of Downtown Pittsburgh that is home to the landmark Allegheny Observatory as well as an extensive network of trails enjoyed by hikers, joggers and horseback riders alike.

During the Heritage Day celebration, explore nature by viewing rare birds from the National Aviary, meeting furry friends from the Animal Rescue League and Humane Society and learning about our local watershed at the RiverQuest booth.

Throughout the park grounds, children scale the climbing wall, adults receive advice from health professionals and families tour the Observatory—to name just a few of the day’s many activities. And everyone enjoys free refreshments.

Be sure to stop by the Northside Chronicle’s booth to win great prizes!

Sunday, June 10

What: Brighton Heights Chocolate House Tour
Where: Brighton Heights
When: Noon-5 p.m.

The eighth annual Brighton Heights Chocolate House Tour will take place on Sunday, June 10, 2012 from noon to 5 PM. The focus of the tour will be houses on Morrell Street and Fleming Avenue and the surrounding area. The tour will begin at the Kaut Estate on the corner of Fleming and Termon Avenues.

Tickets for the tour are $10 each if reservations are made before June 9. The day of the tour, tickets will be $15. So get your friends together, make your reservations early, and come on the tour.