What’s Happening in Shadyside – October 2013

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Saturday, October 5

Saturday, October 5

Sunday, October 26

Find out more on our Events Page.

Run Shadyside October 5th

Run Shadyside is this Saturday! Over 1,000 people have already registered for the 5K run and 1 mile walk that supports the Shadyside Boys & Girls Club.

It’s like a fast-moving house tour. Run along nice paved roads through the streets of Shadyside. The course begins at 8am the intersection of Walnut and Ivy and takes you through residential and commercial streets of our neighborhood. You can get more information on the event’s website.

Packet Pickup will be held at TrueRunner (5407 Walnut St  Pittsburgh, PA 15232) on October 3rd from 6 PM to 9 PM and on October 4th from 10 AM to 8 PM.

Proceeds support the programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Shadyside, a vital part of our community for 100 years. The “Club” serves more than 900 boys and girls, ages 6-17. Your participation will ensure that our mission remains strong – that “no child is turned away due to lack of funds.” 

Blessing of the Animals & Pet Walk with Bark Shadysidenull

Bring your well bahaved pets to receive interfaith blessings in honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Asis, Patron Saint of Animals. We’ll have many pet vendors, activities and giveaways. There will also be an Animal Psychic available for readings!

Check in and day-of registration begins at 11am on Bellefonte Street. The Pet Walk will start at noon. Cost is $10 per dog ($5 per additional dog/$15 day of).

Event benefits: Animal Rescue League

Shadyside Action Coalition (SAC)  

Shadyside Action Coalition has monthly general meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6:30-8pm, in the Winchester Thurston School Board Room (Morewood entrance). Come to the next meeting OCTOBER 10th. We hear updates from the zone police, district councilman’s office, mayor’s office, and local development groups. Come to meet your neighbors and be part of your neighborhood.

Watch Facebook for details of other community meetings and SAC social events, including our mixers at local Shadyside restaurants.

October is Bullying Prevention Month

The University School & AERI BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES promotes creating safer schools and accepting communities. Lesson plans this month will focus on bullying prevention, in particular, we will focus on cyber-bullying and learn what not to say on social media.


The University School will host an Open House for the Community-At-Large on Thursday 24 October, from 5:00 PM until 7:00PM.  


5711 Howe Street


Fall Open House

Winchester Thurston School welcomes you to visit their Shadyside campus:


Introduction to Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten, October 8 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

All-School Open House (Pre-K – grade 12), October 27 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.


Learn more online


555 Morewood Avenue


Shadyside Shred It Event

Guardian Storage is hosting a community Shred-It event, free and open to the public! Local residents and businesses may bring paper items they would like securely shredded to 5873 Centre Ave on Saturday October 26th from 12pm to 4pm. Protect yourself from identity theft by knowing your personal information is safely destroyed with Shred-It. Please call with questions.


5873 Centre Ave


The Health Care Marketplace is Opennull

The Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) is being fully implemented in January 2014.  Open enrollment for the individual and small business Federal Marketplace began on October 1, 2013.  Individuals can now apply online and small businesses will have access to apply online to the SHOP exchange starting November, 1 2013.   


Have questions about the changes to the law or have questions about how it will affect you or your business?  Need help picking a plan on the Marketplace? Please contact Kennon Insurance Consultants to review your options. They will walk you through the decision and application process at no cost to you or your organization. 


Storage Wars

With so many technical advances in the past few years, things have definitely changed in our world. At Compass Self Storage they have made the advance as well to new and exciting Online auctions. Their motto is “We Make It Easier” and these online auctions do just that. It is free to search units, AND you can bid from the comfort of your own home. The process is simple, fun and more detailed. You can search auctions by your location, by specific item, or just search in general. Compass can also provide you with a truck rental and moving supplies. If for any reason you cannot remove all the items in the time allotted, they can rent the unit to you at a discounted price and then you have the entire month to go through your winnings. 

6921 Fifth Avenue  


New Business on Ellsworth

Dr. Alicia Telega and the staff at Shadyside Eye Associates are excited to finally open their doors to provide Shadyside, and surrounding communities, with excellent eye care in our new eco-friendly facility. Their philosophy is to provide patients with the very best personal level of attention and expertise. They provide primary eye care to all ages and specialize in the treatment of dry eye disease and contact lens fittings.  


They also carry a fantastic selection of the high fashion frames and lenses with expert fittings by our optician, Janine George. Frame lines include PRADA, BURBERRY, GIORGIO ARMANI, PERSOL, RAY BAN, TIFFANY, BVLGARI, and many more. Please stop in anytime or call for an appointment. We look forward to meeting our neighbors!


5730 Ellsworth Avenue  


Planning for the Holidays

The Mansions on Fifth has something to offer for everyone on your holiday shopping list — Treat your special someone to a weekend getaway in one of our luxurious guest rooms and enjoy breakfast in bed, in room massages and blooming bouquets. Mom & Dad would love to attend a Mansions Music Series event, such as the Tuesday Duo Series or one of our Concerts in the Grand Hall. Thank that special employee with drinks and light fare in the Oak Room complimented by the coziness of our roaring fireplace, or treat the entire family to one of our bountiful Sunday Brunches. Or, Mansions on Fifth Gift cards can be used for all of these treats and more, and are available for purchase at our front desk.


5105 Fifth Avenue


PJ Trunk Show

On Saturday, October 26, from 10 – 5:30, Cheeks is hosting a PJ Salvage Trunk Show.  


PJ Salvage has just released their Fall &Winter Collection of cozy, comfy Robes Pajamas, Blankets and Slippers! Whether it’s designing fundamental silhouettes with rich fabrics, innovatively mixing fabrics, or adding a trendsetting detail, P.J. Salvage ingeniously reinvents boring basic nightwear and elevates it to a whole new level.   Hope to see you at the Trunk Show!


 5406 Walnut Street

Fall Transition Fragrances

Transition into fall with exceptional home fragrances from the Luxury Articles and Fragrance Company (LAFCO). Select from over 25 candles and bath soaps that capture the essence of fall, and many other luxurious combinations.  Each candle is soy-based with a cotton wick and can burn up to 90 hours.  The oversized bath soaps are made from a 100% vegetable base (solvent free coconut oil) soap enriched with olive oil and sweet almond oil.  LAFCO products are available at Cypress Luxury Home Boutique

5900 Ellsworth Avenue

Gourmet Food Selection

For the Fall and Winter months Penhollows will be selling select gourmet foods. 


Stop in to view their selections of Olive Oils, Vinegars, Mustards, Salts, Spices and Sweets. 



244A South Highland Ave.



Betty Bewitches

This Halloween, skip the mall and the cheesy fly-by-night costume stores.  Outfit yourself in timeless vintage attire instead. 

Funky disco?  Mid-Century Mad Men?  Mod?  Use your imagination to come up with your own unique, individual look.  From clothing to jewelry to accessories of all sorts, let Betty work her magic on you.  Come to where the Stars shop-Hey Betty!.  

5890 Ellsworth Ave

Shine On

Metallics have made their mark on the Fall/Winter 2013 season, add a little shine to your closet as we go into the cold seasons. The runways have shown everything from long jumpsuits and party dresses, to booties. The appeal of a gold-etched party dress or a cool bootie is hard to refute, and from the looks of these glimmering pieces, this gold rush isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. A swipe of pure, bold metallic or just a glittering accessory also has an addictive quality. HOSS chic metallic booties are available at Dina Ellen now. Shine on!


817 S Aiken Ave

Putting together the Pieces

Bernard Maisner’s magnificent 300-piece Indian Elephant jigsaw puzzle is now available at Scribe. This wooden masterpiece features uniquely cut pieces of all shapes and sizes, including over 20 elephants and those in silhouette with skyward facing trunks – a common symbol of luck. Measuring 12″ x 16″, made in the USA and packaged in a chocolate brown velvet bag, this signature piece from the hand of an internationally renowned calligrapher makes a truly unique gift for any occasion. 


731 Filbert St.

October Fun

There’s plenty of October fun to be had before Halloween, and KU is the place to have it!  Whether you’re excited for National Chili Month, Positive Attitude Month, Mystery Series Week, or International Magic Week, there’s sure to be some October event that will get your heart pumping!   


Even if you just need some tricks or treats for the 31st, come get them at Kards Unlimited!  Don’t forget to check out the KU blog for more information!



5522 Walnut Street 



Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Now through Octpber 31st is Brighton Power Of Pink at Roberta Weissburg Leathers. 


A Decade Of Making A Difference 

For each bracelet purchased Brighton and Roberta will make a donation to support Breast Cancer Research and Awareness. *While Supplies Last


5415 Walnut St


Countdown to the Holidays

No, it’s not time for mistletoe and presents, or even for turkey and pumpkin pie.  But why wait?  Get a jump on the season and start shopping now!  Head to Eureka! with your gift list in hand and start brainstorming ideas.  If you don’t want to be known as the person whose gifts say, “She just stopped by the mall on her way over,” put some time and effort into choosing the perfect thing for everyone.  Gorgeous handmade jewelry,  unique kitchen accessories,  the sweetest baby apparel, personalized gift baskets, and of course … chocolates, chocolate, chocolate!

And for those who simply can’t think a month or two down the road — National Boss’ Day is October 16! Why not acknowledge it with a decadent box of chocolates!

Still searching for the right image for the billboard. Was it supposed to be in to you by last Friday

735 Copeland Street (across from Starbucks)


“Oktoberfetch” Yappy Hour at Petagogy

Yappy Hour is back! Bring your pups to Petagogy on Friday, October 18 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm for “Oktoberfetch” Yappy Hour with Copper Kettle Brewing Company (beer for the humans) and Brewery Dog (brewery treats for the dogs). Copper Kettle will be serving pumpkin beer! All humans must be 21+. Only people- and pet-friendly dogs, please!

Copper Kettle Brewing Company is a brew-on-premises shop located in Greenfield that specializes in helping the public produce single batch one-of-a-kind beers. Each batch is handcrafted by regular folks who love beer so much they want to brew it themselves! For more info visit .

5880 Ellsworth Avenue
Duck Jokes Quack me ^Up

In celebration of the Giant Rubber Duck, now through October 20th you can come on ^Up and get 10% off your entire bill by telling us a duck joke! Tell your server the joke and the discount will be applied. 

Looking for some tasty duck that you can enjoy? Then check out our staff favorite duck gnocchi! Our gnocchi comes with a signature duck ragu that brings a motley of flavors to the plate. Top it off with parmesan and discover just how tasty this dish is for yourself! 

5500 Walnut Street

Panera Bread Go Pink Campaign

Panera Bread will kick off their “Come Together for a Cause” campaign which will raise money for Breast Cancer by selling Pink Ribbon Bagels during the month of October. The 29 Pittsburgh area Panera Bread bakery-cafes will donate 100% of the proceeds on October 1st and a portion of the proceeds October 2nd-31st to The Young Women’s Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation (YWBCAF), Magee Women’s Research Institute & Foundation, and The Cancer Caring Center. Go online for more information and to pre-order you Pink Ribbon bagels.


For the past five years, YWBCAF was the recipient of all the funds raised through the “Go Pink” Pink Ribbon bagel campaign. This year Panera Bread and YWBCAF wanted to “come together for a cause” with some other charities in hopes of making a bigger impact on the Pittsburgh market.

136 Bakery Square Blvd

ArtWalk & Artists’ Talk

Ellsworth Avenue FirstFriday ArtWalk 

October 4, 2013 5:30 – 8:00 pm 






Two Carnegie Museum Award Winners!


Eggshell bowls of casting slip; de-flocculated clay. Incorporating original image transfers and Socially & environmentally driven “non-paintings” made from repurposed books & materials


*also…Artists’ Talk Saturday, October 12 at noon. Nancy McNary Smith and David Montano will give a brief presentation at GalleriE CHIZ on the closing day of the exhibition, followed by questions from the audience.


5831 Ellsworth Avenue 


FirstFriday ArtWalk


Join Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery on Friday October 4 during FirstFriday ArtWalk to see common discourse, the new fall exhibition that opened last week. Common Discourse features the work of two local artists-Heather Joy Puskarich and Ron Desmett- along with Jen Blazina, Michael Janis, Susan Longini, Carmen Lozar, Demetra Theofanous and Randy Walker.  


Heather Joy’s Heautoscopic Jaunt, a life-size chocolate casting of her body, is featured in this exhibition. Also on display are Ron Desmett’s Lidded Trunk Vessels, which are created by blowing glass into unusual hollowed out tree trunks.


5833 Ellsworth Avenue

Free Event in October

Come celebrate with Aestique at their free ALL BREAST EVENT: In coordination with National BRA Day.


Join them on Thursday, October 10th from 5pm-7:30pm for a free educational event at Pavilion X (120 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh). Aestique has partnered with Susan G. Komen and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons to bring this event to the Pittsburgh market and help share the knowledge that is empowering women worldwide to help close the loop on breast cancer.


WTAE’s Michelle Wright will be emceeing this special breast health event while Aestique’s plastic surgeons Dr. Lazzaro, Dr. Antimarino and Dr. Clavijo will be speaking about surgical procedures for the breasts. Susan G Komen’s CEO will talk on breast cancer research & development, Pittsburgh Gyno Dr. Ingrid Wecht on self breast exams, as well as other medical experts covering topics such as reconstruction options, medical imaging information, beauty tips, lingerie/prosthesis specialists, support groups and SO much more. There will be wine, hors d’oeuvres, gifts, and prize giveaways!


Space is limited. Call today to reserve your spot at this free event! 724-832-7555.

5989 Penn Circle South 


Save at The Skin Center

Looking for a way to brighten, exfoliate and protect your skin?  Try Dr. Brandy’s favorite multi-tasking product – NeoCutis Reactive Anti-Oxidant Serum.  Powered by VITAPLEX C™, a potent combination of vitamins C and E to protect and correct your skin from the environmental elements that cause premature signs of aging (dark spots, fine lines, uneven skin tone and texture). 


And for a limited time, when you purchase NeoCutis Reactive Serum, you’ll receive a free travel tumbler for your drinks! (Only while supplies last).

806 South Aiken Ave


The Shadyside Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of businesses and professionals who work together to support, promote and improve the Shadyside business corridor as well as to help make Shadyside an exceptional place to work, shop, visit, and live.

Thanks for Thinking Shadyside,

Shadyside Chamber of Commerce

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