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PNC Carousel reopens at Schenley Plaza

The refurbished PNC Carousel in Oakland’s Schenley Plaza is back. It will operate with Covid safety protocols from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Buy tokens ($2 per ride) using a credit card at the nearby kiosk or with cash at the neighboring Asia Tea House restaurant. Season passes for the carousel, one of the few in the region that is wheelchair accessible, are available online for $60 and provide unlimited rides for two adults and up to four children. Presenting an ACCESS or EBT card at the merry-go-round secures one free ride for each member of a family per visit. The plaza also boasts a large, tented area with chairs and café tables that can be reserved for birthday parties.

Farmer’s Market at the Terminal

Starting April 17, the Terminal in the Strip District will host a farmer’s market on the third Saturday of each month through October 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors can peruse local farmers and artisans, both indoors and outside, between the 18th and 20th street passageways while DJ Breis Gordan spins tunes. Interested vendors can sign up online.

Moe’s Southwest Grill sponsors craft brewery tour

From July through September, Moe’s Southwest Grill restaurants in the Pittsburgh area will sponsor the Thank You Pittsburgh Brewery Tour along with Easy Street Productions. Every Saturday, Moe’s will travel to a different local brewery to present live music and free food, including tacos, chips and queso. Allegheny City Brewing and Helltown Brewing are already onboard, and more stops and dates will be announced soon.

Support SHIM’s Do More Good Campaign

South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM) is in the final phase of its Do More Good campaign, which was launched in October 2018 to support families in the area. Since the start of the pandemic, there’s been a 61% increase in assistance for basic needs. The campaign has raised more than $5.4 million, but additional funds are needed to fuel critical improvements to SHIM’s infrastructure and fill program gaps. Donations can be made online through June 30.

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ScareHouse opens for a halfway-to-Halloween celebration

Take a scream break this spring at The Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills. Tickets are on sale now for an encore presentation of ScareHouse from 7 to 10 p.m. April 23-25. Covid precautions remain in place, and the maximum group size is six people.

Duquesne Light Company launches Community Impact Grants

Duquesne Light Company (DLC) has launched a microgrant program to help support grassroots community organizations across the company’s service territory. Community Impact Grants (CIG) will award eligible nonprofits funds of up to $10,000 for projects and programs including public art, green spaces, community safety and energy efficiency, and connectivity and technology. The deadline to submit an online application is June 1. Dates for the next cycle will be announced in the coming months.

Kristy Locklin

Kristy Locklin is a North Hills-based writer. When she's not busy reporting, she enjoys watching horror movies and exploring Pittsburgh's craft beer scene.