08/21 2014

Upcoming Events At The Corner

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
An event newsletter sponsored by The Corner community center at 200 Robinson Street in Pittsburgh’s West Oakland neighborhood.

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And check out our website …www.CornerPgh.org

The current version of The Corner Café will host its final café hours today, Tuesday Aug. 19th, and Wednesday Aug. 20th from 3pm-7pm. Come have a cuppa joe and a piece of buttercake as we celebrate all that this outreach has done for our community over the last 16 months! And watch for updates on upcoming renovations of The Corner building.

Conscious Media: Back to School Edition – Screening of the film Freedom Writers on Thursday, Aug. 21st at 6:30.This film chronicles struggles endured by at-risk youth and a passionate teacher’s dedication to their education. We’ll take a look at and discuss the state of America’s public school system. Free event. Light refreshments provided.

FREE HOMEBUYING WORKSHOP – The Corner is partnering with Dollar Bank to host a FREE Home Buying Workshop on Monday, Aug. 25th at 6pm at The Corner. Learn how you can improve your credit, access home buying programs, and become a first-time homebuyer. Meal and refreshments provided. To register, contact Julie @ 412-683-1400 orjmh206@pitt.edu.


Poetry Reading and Book Signing by CATHLEEN BAILEY, 
author of Split Rock/Cracked Cave and Wild Howling WomanThursday, Aug 21st, 6-8pm at the Ujamma Collective Boutique, 1901 Centre Avenue.

Word of Mouth: Open Mic, Music, and more. Black August Edition. Friday, Aug. 22nd, 9pm-midnight. Sign up atujamaacoop@gmail.com or 412.228.5160. Hosted by artists and activist Blak Rapp Madusa. $5 cover. Refreshments.


Rock The Mic: Open Mic Series @ The Corner, Saturday, Aug. 23rd at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Admission is $5. An epic night of spoken word, music and poetry. Please contact Nadine Masagara-Taylor at halisi.pr@gmail.com or call412.683.1400 for more details or to perform.

The next meeting of the West Oakland Neighborhood Council is Tuesday, September 2nd from 6:30-8:00. Contact The Corner to add an agenda item.

On Saturday, Sept. 6th, The Corner will be partnering with Oakland Planning and Development Corp to participate in the 3rd annual Good Neighbor Campaign! We’ll welcome new student neighbors with gift bags and information on the community. Meet at 9am in front of Friendship Community Church (181 Robinson St.) if you want to be part of this welcome team. Contact Julie Hudak @ 412-683-1400 or jmh206@pitt.edu for info or to let us know you’ll participate.

Last year TreeVitalize brought 20 new trees to West Oakland (and more will be planted this fall). Residents can now participate in a Tree Care Day, a 2-hour effort to clean and weed tree pits and remulch. With interest and for details, contact Barb Brewton, 412-606-9692.

AROUND THE CORNER is sponsored by The Corner, 200 Robinson Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15213, a program of Friendship Community Church. Please forward this email to neighbors, friends, and family who’d be interested in these events. If you wish to unsubscribe from this email list, please email info@CornerPgh.org.

To learn more about The Corner, visit www.CornerPgh.org or www.facebook.com/TheCorner200 or call 412-683-1400.