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Get Out: Antique Roadshow, Family Movie Night or 'Dark Knight'

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Get Out: Antique Roadshow, Family Movie Night or 'Dark Knight' Get Out: Antique Roadshow, Family Movie Night or 'Dark Knight'

It's Friday, and you’re still trying to figure out what to do for the weekend.

Robinson-Moon Patch is coming to the rescue. Check out these 10 ideas and tell us yours.


1.  In the Belly of the Beast

When/Where: 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at , Sewickley. Saturday times may vary.

Why Go: This exhibit, juried by Cynthia Shaffer, reveals the essence of the organic: plants, animals, water, earth, sky, fire. Runs through Saturday, July 28. 

Admission: Free.


2.  Sewickley Antique Roadshow

When/Where: 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the , Sewickley.

Why Go: Bring up to two items per person and Carol Foster, accredited senior appraiser, will evaluate your hand-carried antiques. Acceptable items include dolls, toys, glassware, paintings, vintage clothing and silver. Jewelry, stamps and coins are not included. 

Admission: $5 per item. Registration required as space is limited. Call 412-741-6920 or email  sewickley@einetwork.net. Photos of items may be submitted before the event to allow preliminary research. Email photos or drop them off at the Reference Desk. 


3. ' A Bug's Life' Hike and Movie

When/Where: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday at , Sewickley Heights.

Why Go: Learn interesting bug facts, hike with one of the naturalists, and maybe even catch butterflies, lighting bugs and beetles. At dark, families can enjoy Disney’s A Bugs Life. Refreshments are welcome; only popcorn will be provided. 

Admission: $10 per family for members/ $20 per family for non-members. Call412-741-6136 or email fhnc@verizon.net to register.

4. ' Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole'

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. (dusk) Friday, July 20 at Moon Park, Ewing Road. 

Why Go: The "" series, sponsored by , continues at the amphitheater with the PG-rated family feature film. 

Admission: Free.



When/Where: 11 a.m. Friday and Saturday at , Robinson.

Why Go: The Settlers Cabin Dive Pool will host the Preliminary Zone A Championships, one of four regional meets that serve as qualifiers for the U.S. National Diving Championships, which will take place in Greensboro, N.C. in August.

Admission:  $3 for ages 60 and older; $5 for ages 18 to 59; $4 for ages 13 to 17; $3 for ages 6 to 12; and $1 for ages 0 to 5. Spectators are also welcome to use the Settlers Cabin Wave Pool.


6.  Dolphin Tales

When/Where: dusk Friday, July 20 at  Blueberry Hill Park, Nicholson Road, Franklin Park.

Why Go: Movies in the Park is sponsored by the Franklin Park recreation department. Bring a lawn chair or beach blanket to the park's football fields and enjoy a PG-rated family-oriented movie. Refreshments will be sold

Admission: Free.


7. Family Fishing at Soggy Bottom Lake

When/Where: 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Fern Hollow.  

Why Go: Meet at the nature center then car pool to Soggy Bottom Lake, a private residence on Fern Hollow Road, to fish for Blue Gills, Bass, Carp, and Sunfish. Fern Hollow will provide all of the equipment necessary through a grant from the state Fish and Boat Commission. 

Admission: $15 per fisherman and $5 for an accompany adult. Fern Hollow members will receive a $5 discount for anyone signed up to fish and the accompany adult is admitted free. Pre-registration is required to participate. Call 412-741-6136 or email fhnc@verizon.net.


8. Sommore and Friends

When/Where: Doors open at 8 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. Friday at Soldiers and Sailors in Oakland.

Why Go: Sommore is one of America's top female comics and reigns supreme as a "Queen of Comedy" entertainer. 

Admission: visit  www.SommoreandFriends.com for ticket information or contact 412-224-7228.


9. Summer Bridal Show

When/Where: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

Why Go: This show, presented by Wedding Clickers, features a couture runway show, bridal marketplace and special guest Monte Durham, from TLC's Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta. 

Admission: $10 cash or check only, payable at the Bridal Show entrance. Only brides and grooms need register, though all are welcome. Garage parking is $6 per vehicle and free parking is available in surface lots at Old Mellon/Civic Arena.


10.  The Dark Knight Rises

When/Where: 9:20 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Dependable Drive-In, 500 Moon-Clinton Road, Moon. Various times at Cinemark in Robinson

Why Go: , Gotham City finally hits the big screen. Look for hints of the Steel City as Batman contends with newcomers Catwoman and the brutal and villainous Bane.

Admission: Varies.

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