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Editors’ pick:
Maple Sugaring

Saturday, March 11     

Do you know where maple syrup comes from? Learn why trees produce sap and find one you can tap. Join the Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy at the Bird Park fire circle, 2 to 3 p.m. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Pre-registration is required. Register here!

Family Trees

Monday, March 20      

Certified genealogist Elissa Scallise Powell will present “Please Steal My Stuff: Sharing Trees” at 1 p.m. at Mt. Lebanon Public Library. Seating is limited for this Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society event. Registration is required. Contact: for more details. 

International Women’s Conversation Circles

Wednesday, March 8     
Have you recently moved to Mt. Lebanon from another country? Learn all about your community while you make new friends. Tea, refreshments and conversation from 10 a.m. to noon, Mt. Lebanon Public Library, 16 Castle Shannon Boulevard. Presented in cooperation with Literacy Pittsburgh. Email for details. 

Spring Flower Show: Five Senses of Splendor

Saturday, March 18 through
Sunday, April 16 
There’s nothing like the Spring Flower Show at Phipps Conservatory to delight your senses and provide the burst of color and fragrance you’ve been missing all winter. This year’s Spring Flower Show: Five Senses of Splendor promises even more vibrance than ever. Get your tickets here! 

Calliope presents Hubby Jenkins with special guests, Benedict Turner and Valerie Turner

If you love old-time American music and the contributions of early blues artists, you’ll want to check out this performance at 7:30 p.m. at Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue, East Liberty. Tickets and info: Click here!


Shamrock Shuffle 5k

Sunday, March 19
Lace up your running shoes for Ave Maria Academy’s Shamrock Shuffle 5K in Scott Park, Scott Township. Timed race at 8:45 a.m. Fun run/walk at 9:30 a.m. Virtual race scheduled for March 18 or 19. Register here. 

Big Bubble Bonanza

Sunday, March 19 and Monday, March 20  

A bubble extravaganza for the whole family! See the newest, funniest, zaniest performance from world-famous bubble wrangler Jeff Boyer. Byham Theater, 101 6th Street, Pittsburgh. Mixing comedy, music and interactive bubble-magic, Jeff engages and delights audiences of all ages. Click here for more.

Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12   
Hey kids! Want to build a Lunchables? The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and MuseumLab are hosting a Rube Goldberg Machine contest, with the theme “Build a Lunchables.” For more information, email

Carnegie Museum presents Dinosaurs 

Saturday, March 4

Learn all about dinosaurs through the ages. Bring your kids, kindergarten through fifth grade, to see this interactive program from 2 to 3 p.m. at Carnegie Library Beechview branch. It’s free! Click here for details. 

Rabid Raccoon 100

Saturday, March 18   
It’s not how it sounds! Rabid Raccoon 100 is a relay that takes place in Raccoon Creek State Park. This course will take you on single track trails that travel over hills, across streams and around Raccoon Lake. Get all the details here!