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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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upcoming events

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.

Willy Wonka Jr.
November 1st, 8th, 23rd

When children come to a Tales and Treats show, they will not only see their favorite fairy tales brought to life, they will also get to meet and greet the characters and receive a snack from a local West End business.

All shows will take place from 12:00pm-1:00pm, and are targeted for children ages 4-10. Tales and Treats will take place in the Gargaro Theater in Pittsburgh Musical Theater, 327 South Main Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15220. Tales and Treats is a branch of Pittsburgh Musical Theater in partnership with The West End Village.

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