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Here are the events you need to know about this week in Pittsburgh: September 28-October 1. Know of an interesting event? Email us here.

Monday, September 28 through Thursday, October 1: Socially Distant Story Hikes with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
1-4 p.m.

All week long, kids can search for pages from Micha Archer’s collage art book, “Daniel Finds Poem,” which will be set up in different city parks during this free drop-in family event. Read the story then create a poem inspired by nature.

Monday, September 28 through Thursday, October 1: National Manufacturing Week
Various times

Are you a student considering a career in manufacturing or robotics? Don’t miss this week packed with free online activities from mobile gaming to video contests to scavenger hunts — along with online resources and virtual panel discussions with industry experts.

Tuesday, September 29: Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race
Various times

You’ve got two more days to participate in the virtual One GREAT Challenge so just go for it. There are three courses to choose from and participants who run both the 5K and 10K will earn three medals and two t-shirts. Register here.

Photo courtesy of P3R.

Wednesday, September 30: Conducting an Accessibility Walkthrough: DEAI Lunch and Learn
12-1 p.m.
Celebrate Americans with Disabilities Act Awareness Month and learn how to make your organization or business more accessible, equitable, inclusive and diverse during this workshop hosted by Cecile Shellman of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. Buy tickets.

Wednesday, September 30: The Frontline. Online.
6:30-7:30 p.m.
St. Clair Hospital and the Mayo Clinic are teaming up to answer all of your pressing questions about COVID-19 pandemic during this virtual town hall with six medical experts. Register for free.

Wednesday, September 30: Jewish Memories of Pittsburgh’s Hill District with The Frick Pittsburgh
7 p.m.
Don’t miss this screening of Pittsburgh filmmaker Ken Love’s new documentary, “Jewish Memories of Pittsburgh’s Hill District.” The virtual event includes a panel discussion with Love, historian Barbara Burstin and composer Henry Shapiro. Register for free.

Wednesday, September 30: Frankenstein at the Drive-In Arts Festival
8 p.m.
Pre-game Halloween at Hazelwood Green, where City Theatre is presenting a contemporary adaption of Mary Shelley’s iconic gothic novel. Produced by the Emmy-award winning multimedia company Manual Cinema, the innovative world premiere features a live musical score accompanying a silent film. Buy tickets.

Wednesday, September 30: Yoga Hike at Settler’s Cabin Park
6-7:30 p.m.
Add some adventure to your workout during this outdoor class combining hiking, yoga and savasana throughout the tranquil trails of Settler’s Cabin. Buy tickets.

Thursday, October 1: Private Penguin Feeding at the National Aviary
10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Step into boots and hip-waders to hand feed a colony of African Penguins, watch them waddle and touch their slick feathers, and learn all about these lovable aquatic birds.
Buy tickets.

Photo courtesy of the National Aviary.

Thursday, October 1: Use YouTube to Grow Your Business
12-12:30 p.m.
Want to use YouTube to strengthen your business? Google digital coach Kyshira Moffett and YouTube personality Nicole Young are here to help you leverage this media platform so you can get in front of the right audiences. Register for free.

Thursday, October 1: A Knavish Piece of Mystery with Prime Stage Theatre
You’re invited to be the protagonist in this donation-based, five-part podcast premiere penned by acclaimed mystery writer and Pittsburgh native Lawrence C. Connolly. Follow each suspenseful episode to search for clues, insert your own plot twists and attempt to solve mysteries as you interact with the retro radio-style show.

Thursday, October 1: Lemonade Stand at 3700 Butler Street
4-9 p.m.
You’ll only find adults operating this lemonade stand when Creatives Drink, Mindful Hospitality and Beauty Shoppe team up to sling to-go drinks outside the chic new Arsenal Motors coworking space in Lawrenceville.

Thursday, October 1: The Secret Life of Pets 2 at the South Park Drive-In
6 p.m.
Join Max the Jack Russell Terrier, Snowall the rabbit and their entire cast of animal and human pals for this free drive-in movie starting at dusk. Order your movie snacks online from Ekernally Yours Popcorn.

Thursday, October 1: Tallahatchie Lullaby, Baby
7 p.m.
Examining themes of systemic social injustice and racial inequality, this virtual production co-curated by MacArthur Fellow Terrance Hayes features a reading by author Douglas Kearney and jazz music by Pheeroan akLaff, Dee Alexander, Orrin Evans and Nicole Mitchell. Register for free.

Thursday, October 1: Movie Chat with the Denis Theatre
7:30 p.m.
Join the Denis Theatre Foundation and film instructor Elaine Wertheim to watch and discuss “The Florida Project,” a 2017 drama starring William Dafoe that explores Disney World through the eyes of six-year-old girls. Register for free.

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Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...