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Real Estate Opportunity: Two-Acre Development Property
Harry Davis & Company will present the former Columbia Hospital and Nursing Student Dormitory on Penn Avenue at an auction on August 22 at noon.

The historic Penn West property, as it is presently called, includes several parcels and parking areas located at 901-907 West Street, adjacent to Wilkinsburg's central business district.

Volunteer Opportunity: Community Day on August 25
Mayor Marita Garrett's Community Day is coming up soon! The event takes place on August 25, 12-5 p.m. at the Penn Avenue Parklet (739 Penn Ave.) -- don't miss it!

Activities will include live music, carnival games, face painting, a photo booth, and local food and drinks.

Volunteers are needed to ensure the day runs smoothly. If you can contribute a couple hours that day, sign up to volunteer !

Business Development: WCDC Business Planning Series Returns
Are you ready to start planning your business? Looking to expand your current business? Just want to learn more about our business programs and support?

Join us in September as we kick off our next CORE FOUR Business Planning Course ®! This is a FREE eight-week program geared towards both start-up and existing businesses in Wilkinsburg and surrounding communities.

We will hold a program orientation and info session on Thursday, September 20, 6 p.m. at Hosanna House (807 Wallace Ave.) Classes will begin the following week.

Save the Date: Sacred Spaces Tour on October 13
Wilkinsburg's first Sacred Spaces Tour is scheduled for Saturday, October 13 -- save the date!

The event will include a tour of historic churches, mosques, and other buildings, featuring music and arts programming at each stop.  The tour is part of artist Jennifer Chenoweth's project, Come Over, Come Eat, Come Play .

Interested in volunteering at the event? Sign up to be a docent!

Work in Wilkinsburg: Community Forge is Hiring
Community Forge seeks an experienced property manager to help transform the 100-year-old Johnston Elementary School building back into a neighborhood asset.

Community Calendar
All events and meetings listed below take place in Wilkinsburg, unless otherwise noted.
Upcoming Events

>>  Summer Movie Nights in the Park: Black Panther
Friday, August 10, 8 p.m.  
Penn Avenue Parklet - 739 Penn Ave.
Free! In case of rain, movie night will relocate to Wilkinsburg Borough Building in the 3rd floor auditorium at 605 Ross Ave. 

>>  Rep. Ed Gainey's Back to School Giveaway
Saturday, August 18, 12-4 p.m.
Destiny International Ministry - 7061 Lemington Ave., Pittsburgh
Free! Call 412-665-5502 for additional information

>> Annual Back to School BBQ
Saturday, August 18, 1-4 p.m.
Community Forge - 1256 Franklin Ave.

>>  Back to School Rally
Saturday, August 18, 1-5:30 p.m.
El Bethel Temple - 800 South Ave.
Free food, backpacks, school supplies & more! Call 412-588-3001 to learn more

>> Wilkinsburg Historical Society Antique Evaluation Night
Monday, August 20, 7:30 p.m.
South Avenue United Methodist Church - 733 South Ave. Rear Entrance

>>  Open House: PennTen18 Reveal
New lease space & studio tour
Saturday, August 25, 1-4 p.m.
1018 Penn Ave.

>>  Wilkinsburg Community Day
Hosted by Mayor Marita Garrett
Saturday, August 25, 1-5 p.m.
Penn Avenue Parklet - 739 Penn Ave.

>>  Back to School Celebration
Hosted by the 2nd Saturday Grandmother's & Mom's Group
Saturday, September 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wilkinsburg Children's Library - 605 Ross Ave.

>> Bike Tour & Block Party
Hosted by Nine Mile Run Watershed Assoc.
Saturday, September 8, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Biddle's Escape - 700 Block of S. Trenton Ave.

>> WCDC CORE FOUR Business Planning Course® Orientation
Thursday, September 20, 6 p.m.
Hosanna House - 807 Wallace Ave.

>> Free Tuition Basic Income Tax Course
Classes begin the week of September 24
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service - 756 Penn Ave.
Call (412) 563-9000 to learn more

>>   Save the Date!  Wilkinsburg Sacred Spaces Tour
A free tour of historic churches with arts programming at each location
Saturday, October 13, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

>>  Save the Date!  Big Birthday Bash
Celebrating 10 years of the WCDC
Saturday, November 10, 6-9 p.m.
Yingling Mansion - 1300 Wood St.
Stay tuned for more details!
Ongoing Events

>>  Joseph's Basketball & Bible Camp
Saturdays through August 11, 6-8 p.m. (Elementary)/8:30-11 p.m. (Middle/High School)
Christian Church of Wilkinsburg - 748 Wallace Ave.
Free! Call (412) 377-3069 to sign up

>>  Art in the Park Concert Series
Thursdays through August 16, 6 p.m.
Penn Avenue Parklet - 739 Penn Ave.

>>  Summer Cookouts
August 18 & September 15, 12-2 p.m.
The Bible Chapel - 754 Ross Ave.

>>  Creating Space for Joy
Now through August 31
Percolate - 317 S. Trenton Ave.

>>  Wilkinsburg Thursday Open Market
Thursdays through November 15, 3-6:30 p.m.
LifeCare Parking Lot - Corner of S. Trenton & Penn Ave.
Have an event or meeting coming up? 

Send us the details , and we'll include it in our next newsletter.

Want to learn more about borough council, commission & authority meetings? 

Check out Wilkinsburg Borough's Calendar .
Support the WCDC
The Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation (WCDC) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to promote the revitalization of Wilkinsburg through business & residential development; organizational & individual civic leadership; and ethnic & cultural diversity.

At the WCDC, we envision Wilkinsburg will be a prosperous and growing community regarded for its strong business district and neighborhoods; historic charm; convenient location; and desirable quality of life.