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Pet occasions: Poultry fashion show to spread wings at Scenery Hill

Watch costumed chickens and geese strut down the “chickenwalk” at Eight p.m. Saturday at the Poultry Fashion Show, a part of the primary Scenery Hill Out of doors Movie Competition in Washington County. 

The fashion show and screening of the documentary “Hen Folks” are free.

A complete of 15 chickens and geese outfitted by 5 designers will compete, stated Aram Asarian, who owns a graphic design studio and is founding father of the movie fest. He says he'll convey three of his Peking white geese and three Blue Ameraucanas — chickens that lay seafoam-inexperienced coloured eggs. His personal birds received’t compete for the prizes he's providing.

A member of the Uniontown Poultry Affiliation is bringing a white silkie rooster, a breed that's coated with feathers that really feel like silk and appear to be puffy balls on the heads and tails.

“Somebody will carry the hen down the runway, then will place the hen on a podium with a lazy-susan-esque platform ... to showcase the hen in its 360 levels of feathered glory,” he says.

The fashion show will embody “digital music lighting,” Mr. Asarian guarantees. Judges will choose three winners who will win colourful hen harnesses and leashes. 

The documentary “follows the trials and tribulations of those that breed unique birds on the earth of aggressive poultry,”  Mr. Asarian says.

Convey chairs and blankets to the again garden of the North Bethlehem Neighborhood Middle, 13 College Home St., Scenery Hill (15360). Go to or for extra info. Free movie festivals might be held the primary Saturday of each month by September.

Hartwood Acres occasion

An 11 a.m. parade for pets in costumes is simply one of many actions on June 11 at the free Pet ’n Play at Hartwood Acres. The motion begins at 10 a.m. and ends at Three p.m.

Allegheny County Parks and CBS Radio Pittsburgh are bringing the occasion to the park that straddles Hampton and Indiana townships. It's sponsored by Rachael Ray’s Nutrish; costumed pets can win a yr’s provide of Ms. Ray’s pet meals.

There might be cubicles for distributors and native rescue organizations, together with Animal Advocates and FosterCat. For animals, there might be a pet-pleasant photograph sales space and an agility course hosted by Splash ’n Sprint K9 Sports activities.

Folks will discover a Children Enjoyable Zone with inflatables and video games, Meet Right here! and Kona Ice meals vans, a barnyard petting zoo, an Off the Hook Unique Pets show at midday and artist Jeffrey Harris creating caricatures of pets and other people. Reside music will embody Zig Daniels, Dan Bubien and the Delta Struts. Data:


The Carnegie Museum of Artwork goes to the cats from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. subsequent Saturday for an occasion it calls CATurday! 

Cat actions are “free with admission,” and you will get $2 off that in the event you convey or drawing of your favourite cat. Admission is $19.95 for adults, $14.95 for senior residents, $11.95 for college kids with ID and kids ages Three-18, and free for members and kids 2 and underneath.

Artwork Cat is the mascot of the Oakland museum’s Youngsters’s Studio, and he’s launching Artwork Cat’s Sketchbook with artwork actions, cat hunts, “cattoos” and extra, together with adoptable felines from Humane Animal Rescue.

Illustrator Dave Klug will educate folks how to draw Artwork Cat. The museum retailer could have Artwork Cat merchandise on sale all day. Go to for the complete schedule.

Secure children and canine

Youngsters, dad and mom and canine homeowners will learn the way to hold everybody secure round canine throughout a free presentation at 2 p.m. subsequent Saturday at the Carnegie Library in Brookline, 708 Brookline Blvd., 15213.

The aim is to scale back the variety of canine bites; the most important proportion of victims are youngsters and aged adults.

Annette Sexton of Mount Washington, who has been coaching canine for 30 years, will communicate. Her canine Enya will accompany her for an obedience demonstration. Enya is a Beauceron, which have been bred in France for hundreds of years to herd sheep and typically cattle.  

There might be handouts together with purposes for canine licenses from the Metropolis of Pittsburgh.

Bully volunteers

Since 2005, the mission of Hi there Bully has been to “rescue, rehabilitate and restore the fame of the American pit bull terrier.” The group has a midway home to shelter canine till they are often positioned in everlasting houses, and it has spay/neuter packages, a few of which provide free surgical procedures.

The nonprofit will maintain two classes for potential volunteers:

• 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Monroeville Public Library, 4000 Gateway Campus Blvd., 15146.

• 6:30-Eight p.m. June 19 at Panera Bread at Cranberry Mall, 20111 Route 19, 16066.

Go to for extra info. 


Apply your owl pose with the actual factor at one-hour Y-OWL-ga courses — that’s yoga with owls — at the Humane Animal Rescue Wildlife Middle in Penn Hills or Boyce Mayview Park in Higher St. Clair.

Wildlife middle classes for $20 are at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6 and 20, Aug. 10 and 24 and Sept. 7 and 21.

The Boyce Mayview Park courses for $25 are at 10 a.m. subsequent Saturday, July Eight and Aug. 12. 

Charges assist rescued wildlife at the Verona Highway Middle and homeless canine, cats, rabbits and different animals at Humane Animal Rescue’s North Aspect and Homewood shelters. 

Go to to register.

Linda Wilson Fuoco: lfuoco@put or 412-263-3064.

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