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Saturday May 12

Hearts in the Park
When: 9 a.m.
Where: Allegheny Commons Park

The ninth annual Hearts in the Park Walk will be this Saturday, May 12. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the event will kick off at 9 a.m. To register online please CLICK HERE or you can register at the walk.

The walk through Allegheny Commons Park, the “heart” of Pittsburgh’s historic Northside, is open to everyone. Registration fees will support the Gerald McGinnis Cardiovascular Institute’s Center for Research and Innovation at Allegheny General Hospital. This research may lead to new treatments and medical devices that will help heart patients have more productive lives after surgery. A portion of the money raised also goes to the Allegheny Commons Steering Committee of the Northside Leadership Conference to support the restoration and rehabilitation efforts of Allegheny Commons. (From AGH)

MCG Invitational Awards Ceremony
Where: Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild

For more than 25 years, the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild has been a champion for youth, art and education in Pittsburgh. Historically, MCG has hosted an annual juried arts exhibition where talented students from Pittsburgh Public Schools competed for accolades and awards exceeding $100,000.

We are pleased to announce the MCG Invitational, which continues the tradition of serving Pittsburgh Public School students and widens the scope of our annual exhibition by expanding the opportunity to students attending Pittsburgh’s charter schools, as well as schools in West Mifflin, Duquesne, Wilkinsburg, Homestead and McKeesport. By providing this opportunity, the MCG Invitational will highlight talent, reward achievement, and encourage hope among those who might otherwise be overlooked.

The MCG Invitational seeks to recognize excellence and extol achievement demonstrated by youth in urban and economically disadvantaged communities. By heralding these values, this exhibition will reward meritorious students with cash awards, prizes and post-secondary education scholarships. (From MCG)

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