7. Junior Garden Buds: Cosmetics at Frick Environmental Center: Nov. 11
Flowers aren’t the only beautiful things that bloom in a garden. Kids ages 5 to 10 are invited to Frick Environmental Center in Squirrel Hill on Sunday, Nov. 11 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. to learn about natural cosmetics and make their own plantain leaf healing balm. This might be your last chance to get a Mother Nature makeover before the ground freezes.
8. Light Up Night Sleepover at Carnegie Science Center: Nov. 16
Pittsburgh’s holiday season kickoff is a great excuse for kids (and adults) to stay up past their bedtime. Carnegie Science Center is hosting a Light Up Night Sleepover starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16. Watch Downtown go Griswold and enjoy a night of themed activities, a late-night snack, live theater show and the opportunity to sleep among the exhibits. The following day includes a continental breakfast and free admission to explore the Science Center during daylight hours.
9. Family Fun Night at Gaynor’s School of Cooking: Nov. 16
If you can’t take the cold, get into the kitchen. Over on the South Side, Gaynor’s School of Cooking is holding a Family Fun Night on Friday, Nov. 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. Parents and kids can prepare an entire meal together in this hands-on class. The menu includes a cracker basket with grapes and cheese, spicy fish tacos and chocolate fondue with pound cake.
10. Paperclay Spirit Animals at Contemporary Craft: Nov. 17
Bring your spirit animal to life (sort of) at Contemporary Craft on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Strip District. Whether your inner critter is of the wild, domestic or imaginary variety, local artist Katy DeMent will teach you how to create it out of paperclay. The $75 class fee includes all the materials needed to unleash your creative beast.
YMCA of Greater Pgh Turkey Trot
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A Charlie Brown Christmas at the Byham Theater