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PBS Kids Go! Young Writers Contest     go to website

Reading, writing and imagination are all part of the national PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest initiative, operated in conjunction with local schools across the country. This year, WQED is partnering with West Virginia Public Broadcasting, WPSU, and the EQT Foundation to offer the contest, which encourages children in grades K through 3 to submit their own original stories and illustrations for local, regional and national recognition. Enter to win the 2012 contest!


Teens On Q

Teens On Q is a television program, produced by WQED, that takes teens behind the scenes of a particular career or industry to meet professionals already at work there, provides teens with some basis for career exploration, and gives them the chance to think about academic, volunteer, and job-shadowing opportunities they can pursue now to prepare for that career. Click to watch Teens On Q Online On-Demand, and check out the Online Job Shadowing Guide (pdf).

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20 RADical Days
Sunday, November 9
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Free admission: 9am-5pm (gates close at 4pm)
Combine learning, fun and exploration!  Thousands of wild animals, including sea lions, leopards, elephants, polar bears, giraffes and penguins, representing every continent offer a stunning view of our world.  Sponsored by PPG Industries. Performances by Pittsburgh CLO Mini-Stars (12:30pm) and Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra (3:30pm).  Please note: the Zoo entrance is next to major construction on Butler Street at the Highland Park Bridge - delays are possible if construction continues past October.
One Wild Place (Highland Park) pittsburghzoo.org

Children's Theater: Big Nate
November 23 at 11am & 2pm
Nate Wright is a detention-riddled sixth grader (and drummer for the greatest garage band in the history of the galaxy) who hopes to woo his beautiful classmate – if only he could win first prize in his school’s Battle of the Bands! But when Nate’s arch-rival Gina forms a pop band, he needs to take his game to an all-star level. What will he do? Find out in this musical based on the comic strip and bestselling books by Lincoln Peirce. (Ages 5+) Adventure Theatre MTC
See trustarts.org/kids for details.

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