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Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

Workshops will examine genealogy from two vastly different aspects of American culture this weekend at the Senator John Heinz History Centerin the Strip District.

On Saturday, in honor of Black History Month, African-American genealogists will share research on the methods used to study those who were enslaved and emancipated.

The program from 1 to 4 p.m. is co-sponsored by the Afro-American Genealogical Society of Pittsburgh.

From noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, a session billed as “lunch-and-learn” will look at Italian-Americans in Western Pennsylvania. Historian Cathy Carrone Fratto will talk about Italian-American history in this area before moving into breakout sessions that allow deeper discussion of research methods.

The workshops, being staged by the Thomas and Katherine Detre Library & Archives at the history center, are included in history center admission of $15; $13 for seniors; $6 for students and those 6-17 and free for those under 5 and center members.

Capacity at both sessions are limited, so visitors are encouraged to write library@heinzhistorycenter.org or call 412-454-6364.

— Bob Karlovits

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks hopes to raise everyone's spirits with its next Bring Your Own Bard reading event.

Shakespeare's ghosts will be the focus as professional actors and volunteers from the audience read selections from Shakespeare's work that focus on ghosts, goblins and witches.

Participants are encouraged to bring along a piece ready to read, jump into a scene already prepared, or just listen and drink tea. Extra readings will be on hand in case last-minute inspiration strikes. Kids are welcome.

Readings begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Te Café,2000 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill.

Admission: suggested $10 donation

Details: 412-521-6406 or www.pittsburghshakespeare.com

— Alice T. Carter

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