December 2, 2013
- (Handwritten) Holiday Shopping: On-line or In-Person?
- "Holiday Take It Easy Edition"
- AIN'T NOBODY TALKIN' TO SANTA... YET
- "DIY GIFTS" -- Why? Because It's From The Heart!
- Minor Inconveniences - The Connecticut Shootings-We Remember
- HOLIDAY FUN! Disney's Iron Man -Hulk Heroes United Pre-Release Party
- Join Doodle Bugs! for a Family-Friendly Holiday Event!
- Lingua Stars!
- GIVEAWAY! Necessary Extras- American Girl Doll Clothes and More!
- Santa Claus Cookies
- Christopher's Collages - Pittsburgh Guide To Local Holiday Gifts
- Steel City Artist Illustrations - Burgh Guide To Local Holiday Gifts
- What The Elf Photo Share Contest
- This Week's Picks
- Hard Rock Cafe Breakfast With Santa
- Harlem Globetrotters come to CONSOL December 26
- Macaroni Kid Birthday Guide
- Santapalooza is coming to Latitude 40 & it's FREE!
- Three Rivers Classic College Hockey Tournament
- Winners list from recent giveaways
Notes from the editors
We hope all of your Thanksgiving dinners were wonderful!
Now that the world is finished shoving "aptly named shopping days" down our willing throats (or are they?) the editors at Macaroni Kid of Pittsburgh LLC want to know how YOU do YOUR holiday shopping?
Do you shop online, in the stores, task someone else to do it ...
Macaroni Kid of Pittsburgh LLC Has Everything You Need For The Holidays
Here's a quick guide to the bursting contents of the edition but the FULL VERSION can be viewed by clicking here!
Need a holiday consultant for your favorite company? We have them and ...
ANTTSTWHOP- What's that you say?
From Debby's Corner
Each year as the holidays near I mentally prep myself for the installation of my own special holiday tradition.
ANTTSTWHOP Isn't it fun to make up your own traditions?
In MY version of It's a Wonderful Life--- Perry style. I try to instill the movie's message of " It's A Wonderful Life" ( you caught that right?) to my children with my own personal holiday made up tradition CLEVERLY NAMED:
AIN'T NOBODY TALKING TO SANTA-- TIL WE HELP OTHER PEOPLE
Why I'll filter.
As we prepare for the holiday season this year, we remember the tragedy that happened in Connecticut on December 14, 2012. One of our editors wrote a beautiful piece last year and we wanted to share it with you again. Hold your loved ones tight this season for those who can't.
I was intensely grateful for children's channels today. My 3 year old's request for the same show DVR'd over and over is normally a minor inconvenience but today-- was welcomed.
Something certainly I never thought ...
YOU ARE INVITED! 12-4-13
This Pre-Release Party will be held at Latitude 40 in Robinson Township on December 4, 2013.
The doors open at 5:30 PM and the movie begins at 6:00 PM. This is a FREE movie screening and there is no purchase necessary.
Learn Chinese, French, German and Spanish
This fall Lingua Stars will be offering preschool and elementary Chinese, French, German and Spanish classes at the Cranberry Township Parks and Recreation Center. Children will learn about the language and culture through a variety of fun and interactive activities include language-based games, songs and stories.
Our 6-week classes meet once a week, for one hour at a time. The cost of the program is $70 for residents / $75 for non-residents. Private tutoring is also available at the rate of $25 per hour session.
The Chinese, German and French classes ...
WIN A SURPRISE FASHION ACCESSORY FOR YOUR CHILD'S AMERICAN GIRL DOLL!
WIN WIN WIN!
Want to win a surprise fashion item for your American Girl Doll from Macaroni Kid?
Go to Necessary Extras FB page.
Say " If found you on Mac Kid."
Then tell them something you love from their site or the item you'd most love on your holiday list this year!
We'll select one winner from the entries on December 15th to win a surprise fashion item that fits AG dolls!
If you're scouring the web for those "oh so hard to find inexpensive" American Girl ...
Bake up some holiday memories with your kids!
- 2 packages (6 oz each) white baking chocolate, chopped
- 1 package of Nutter Butter Cookies (1lb)
- Red Colored Sugar
- 32 vanilla or white chocolate chips
- 64 mini/or large, chocolate chips
- 32 red hot candies
- In heavy sauce pan over low heat, melt white chocolate, stirring occasionally.
- For Santa's hat, dip one end of each cookie into melted chocolate.
- Place on wire rack.
- Sprinkle red sugar on the top part of ...
WIN A PRINT HERE! JoePA, Troy, Sid--Hundreds Of Pens Thousands Of Images
It's rare you run across something that shows off our fantastic city in such a light that you stand back simply amazed. Pittsburgh itself is incredible on its own but when you pair Pittsburgh and PA icons like Sidney Crosby, Hines Ward and JoePA --- with local Burgh artist Chris Nix-- you get the pure magic that IS, Christopher's Collages.
Since 2009 Chris has been making visual magic to high acclaim around Pittsburgh and beyond. Chris Nix creates custom "Visual Biographies" with hundreds of images inside and this holiday ...
WIN A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS PRINT " Lighting Of the Horne's Tree" FROM STEEL CITY ARTIST, CHARLES OTT
Self-taught architectural illustrator and digital artist, Charles Ott is fast becoming one of the most talked about local artists around the Burgh. His immaculate, hand-drawn black and white pen and ink drawings are created with meticulous precision and attention to detail. Customizing, for you, an original piece of Pittsburgh artwork to hang proudly in any home.
Charles Ott has received numerous awards and an intense amount of praise for his works of fine art. His work is proudly displayed in art galleries, businesses, many homes across the country and most ...
Win a $50 Gift Card To Victoria's Secret
We'd love to see what your Elf is up to this year and all Elves of all shapes and sizes are welcome!
Join our What The Elf Photo Share Contest, get your friends to vote and you could win a $50 Gift Card to Victoria's Secret this holiday! Official rules apply. Click here to enter! http://bit.ly/1gzvpk4
Inspire and be inspired!
Where: Northern Tier Regional Library - Gibsonia, PAWhen: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PMWho: FamiliesHow: Please register.Cost: Free!For more info: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=NTRL
Where: Shaler North Hills Library 1822 Mt. Royal Blvd. Glenshaw, PA 15116When: 06:30 pmWho: Anyone!How: Please registerCost: Free.
Where: Shaler North Hills Library 1822 Mt. Royal Blvd. Glenshaw, PA 15116When: 1:15 PMWho: Preschoolers.How: Come on in!Cost: Free.
Season:November 8, 2012 through mid-March 2013
"Family Skate" (Every Wed.)
(2 adults and up to 4 children)
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: North ParkWhen: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM (Weather & Conditions Permitting)Who: Everyone!How: Come on out!Cost: $10.00/Family/Session for Residents
$13.00/Family Session for Non-residentsFor more info: http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/parks/fees/skate.aspx
Where: Cranberry Township Municipal Center
2525 Rochester Rd
Cranberry Township, PA 16066When: 6:30 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Comeon out!Cost: Free
Butler Area Public Library hosts the Carnegie Science Centers:
SPACE ENCOUNTERS program:
Blast off with us into interplanetary space to experience comets, vacuums, life aboard the International Space Station, and walking on the Moon.
Where: Butler Area Public Library - Basement Meeting Room 218 N. McKean St.
Butler, PA 16001When: 6:30PM - 7:30PMWho: Everyone!How: No registration required. Come on in!Cost: FreeFor more info: Contact : Peter Bess 724-287-1715 firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Shaler North Hills Library 1822 Mt. Royal Blvd. Glenshaw, PA 15116When: 11:15 AMWho: Preschoolers.How: Come on in!Cost: Free.
Come join us for our annual Christmas party for kids only!
Jingle Jam is a fundraiser staffed by the RYF Preschool teachers. Our Christmas Jingle Jam includes: pizza, Christmas crafts, cookie decorating, movies, games, snacks, and even a visit from SANTA!
You get to enjoy a night out knowing your child will be cared for by our teachers where friends will be made and fun will be had by all!
Where: Pine Richland Youth Center
5554 Community Center Drive
Gibsonia, PA 15044When: 5:00pm - 9:00pmWho: .How: Preregistration is strongly recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.
You can call the PRYC at 724-443-3796 to have your name added to the list.Cost: Fee Information:
1 child is $6/hour
2 children is $10/hour
3 children is $14/hour
For children under the age of 2, there is an additional fee of $3/hour.For more info: http://www.pryc.org/ryf_preschool.php
Where: Byham TheaterWhen: Times varyWho: Please Note: Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted to the theater.How: Purchase a ticket. Sponsored by First Niagara.
1/2 price tickets for kids 3-14 sponsored by Macy's!Cost: Cost varies.For more info: http://www.pittsburghclo.org/shows/view/8/refer:clo-shows
Friday, December 6 through Saturday, December 7 - Polar Bear Pajama Party at The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Where: The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG AquariumWhen: 6:00 PM - 9:00 AMWho: Ages 6-12
Child with Adult
Please note age requirement. Only those of appropriate age will be admittedHow: Register onlineCost: Members $56 (includes one child and one adult) and each additional child or adult is $28
Non-members $72 (includes one child and one adult) and each additional child or adult is $36
- A cheery bonfire to warm you as you choose the perfect tree.
- Marshmallow roasting to bring extra sweetness to the season.
- A live animal Nativity Scene to delight the younger generations who can visit and feed the animals.
- Hot Chocolate, cider, and coffee, and cookies to add a bit of Christmas spirit.
- Hayrides with Santa. Take a complimentary wagon ride with Santa over the hills and around the farm.
- Pictures of children, and/or pets, with Santa. If you forget to bring your camera, we will take the pictures, but do try to remember yours.
Where: Reilly's Summer Seat Farm, 1200 Roosevelt Road, Pittsburgh, Pa 15237When: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 12:30 PMWho: Everyone!How: Come on out!Cost: See website
Where: The Strand Theater - 119 N. Main Street, ZelienopleWhen: 11:00 AM or 2:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: RegisterCost: See aboveFor more info: http://zelieboro.org/calendar.htm
Succop Conservancy 185 West Airport Road
Butler, PA 16002When: 11:00 AM - 01:00 PMWho: Girls and their dolls!How: Register online.Cost: $16 Members
Where: The National AviaryWhen: See websiteHow:No registration required.Cost: See website for detailsFor more info: http://www.aviary.org/special-events/PWS2013
Where: Hard Rock Cafe PittsburghWhen: 9:00 AMWho: Everyone on Santa's "NICE" list!How: Reservations are taken on a first come – first served basis!Contact Amanda at the Hard Rock Cafe for Reservations at (412) 481-7625 or via e-mail at Pittsburgh_SalesCoordinator@hardrock.comCost: PRICE:
$13.95 plus tax* for ages 12 and older.
$9.95 plus tax* for kids ages 2 to 11 years
Event is free for kids under 2 years
Where: Shaler North Hills Library 1822 Mt. Royal Blvd. Glenshaw, PA 15116When: 10:15 AMWho: Everyone on Santa's List!How: Come on in!Cost: Free.
Where: Soergel OrchardsWhen: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Please see website for schedule of activities.)Who: Everyone!How: Come on over!Cost: Admission is free. Please note that some activities have a fee. See website for details.For more info: http://soergels.com/events/
Where: Shaler North Hills Library 1822 Mt. Royal Blvd. Glenshaw, PA 15116When: 7:30 PMWho: Over 21.How: Purchase tickets.Cost: Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the Library. Proceeds benefit Youth Services Programming.
Where: 1000 Ross Park Mall Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15237-3875When: 8-10 am Must pre-register.Who: Kids who would benefit.How: Register here- http://www.aboard.memberlodge.com/Default.aspx?pageId=260524Cost: Standard photo package rates applyFor more info: http://www.simon.com/mall/?id=158
Join us on Mondays with your littlest one for a story and craft time!
When: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: FamiliesHow: Come on out and join in the fun!Cost: Free.For more info: http://www.cfarestaurant.com/cranberry/events/20130909
This Weekend! Make Your Reservations Now!
Save 25% Tickets on sale now
Bring the whole family to the Harlem Globetrotters brand new "Fans Rule" show and get 25% off your tickets.
The biggest family show in America is coming to CONSOL Energy Center when the Harlem Globetrotters take fan participation to the extreme by letting fans decide which NEW Globetrotter rule they'll add to the game like 6 on 5 or the Trick Shot Challenge! Experience hours of fun for kids, grandparents and everyone in between ...
Birthday Problems Solved! Our Resource Guide for Pittsburgh Parents!
Learning Express Birthday Box
Painting with a Twist Pittsburgh West
Beverly's Birthdays-Giving Back During Birthdays
Bricks 4 Kidz
Christine's Painting Place
Faces by Christina
Giggles & Smiles
Jump!Zone Allison Park
Karen Prinzik's Broadway Dance Studio PARTIES
Katie's Clay Studio
Oogles n Googles
Party Paper Scissors
Three Rivers Paintball & AirSoft Park
Soccer Shots Birthday Packages
December 14 11:00am to 3:00pm
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For more information about this great FREE event click here!
$10 in Free Game Play
*** $5 that is for 12/14/13 only***
*** $5 that is good on a Future Visit***
December 28-20 @ CONSOL ENERGY CENTER
Day One: Friday, December 28
4:30 PM: Robert Morris University vs. Penn State University
7:30 PM: Ohio State University vs. Miami University
Day Two: Saturday, December 29
4:30 PM: Consolation Game
7:30 PM: Three Rivers Classic - Championship Game
NCAA Division I men’s college hockey takes center stage when the inaugural “Three Rivers Classic” is held December 28-29, 2012 at CONSOL Energy Center.
The four teams scheduled to participate in the two-day event are Robert Morris University, Penn State University, Ohio ...
Time for Fun
Learning Express Basket Winner
Pennsylvania Motor Speedway
(Winners for all season)
BIG TIME RUSH
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