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Mister Rogers' sweater drive will start this week

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Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, 8:51 p.m.
 

This Thursday, the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh will kick off the 2012 Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Sweater Drive. Through Dec. 16, you can bring new or gently used adult's and children's sweaters to the North Side museum, which will donate them to needy families through the United Way of Allegheny County and other nonprofits. At 11 a.m. Thursday, Mr. McFeely will be visiting the museum for the kickoff, along with 88 kids from Martin Luther King School and the museum's Pre/K Headstart programs. Details: 412-322-5058 or www.pittsburghkids.org

Crossing Fences celebration

Four celebrations will be held this month as the culmination of SLB Radio Productions's Crossing Fences program, a neighborhood-based oral history program featuring African-American boys and men from the Hill District, Homewood and Hazelwood.

Crossing Fences — designed to connect generations of African-American males, celebrate the connections by creating multimedia productions, and sharpen skills to support success in school and beyond — combines cutting-edge audio technology with intergenerational communication, say officials from the Saturday Light Brigade. The public is invited to the celebrations to hear the original oral histories created by area youth, and meet program participants and community leaders. Attendees will receive free copies of the multimedia book created.

The citywide celebration will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the August Wilson Center, Downtown. Three neighborhood celebrations will be 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Center of Life in Hazelwood; 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Lighthouse YMCA Program, Pittsburgh Westinghouse; and a to-be-determined November date in the Hill District. Details: www.neighborhoodvoices.org

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