Kids briefs: 'Dork Diaries' helpful for young and old
Rachel Renee Russell, author of the best-selling “Dork Diaries” book series for youth, will be giving a presentation on March 16 at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, as part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Kids and Teens series.
The “Dork Diaries” series contains six main books that chronicle the life of 14-year-old Nikki Maxwell and her drama and comedy as a middle-school student. The books include drawings and doodles, along with comic-strip-style storytelling. Russell is the primary writer, but her daughters, Erin and Nikki, contribute to the writing and illustrating, respectively. The seventh book in the series, “Tales From a Not-So-Glam TV Star,” is due to be published June 3.
The “Dork Diaries” presentation, which begins at 2:30 p.m., is the last of five programs in the lecture series. The event includes a Q&A with the audience, a book-signing and popcorn bar after the presentation. Tickets are $10, $5 for ages 4 to 18. Doors open at 1:45 p.m. at the Oakland library. Details: 412-622-8866 or pittsburghlectures.org
Go ‘green' at National Aviary, save some green
Are you and your kids feeling Irish? Wear green to the National Aviary during St. Patrick's Day weekend March 15 to 17, and you'll get $2 off of admission, which is otherwise $13, $12 for senior citizens and $11 for children. You can download a coupon to redeem at www.aviary.org. And, of course, wear green. You can explore the North Side aviary's many bird exhibits and watch bird shows. You can visit the rainbow-colored lorikeets in their room and hand-feed them nectar from cups you can purchase for $3. You can learn about birds, their habitats and environmental issues at the new “Canary's Call” exhibit. Coming up next weekend, March 22 and 23, the aviary will introduce visitors to its new ducks at the Quacktacular event. Details: 412-323-7235
Take part in ‘American Adventure'
The Frick Art & Historical Center on March 15 will be celebrating American history through art in a Free Family Fun Day called “American Adventure.” Kids and adults can explore the Point Breeze Frick's galleries and check out portraits of founding fathers, landscapes, scenes of everyday life and more. At art stations, kids can arrange still-life portraits and design landscapes, and families can get their pictures taken in the old-fashioned “portrait parlour.” “American Adventure” activities run 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Details: 412-371-0600 or www.thefrickpittsburgh.org
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