Eden Hall Campus EHC Summer Series

KidsCan Festival

June 12, 2016
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Eden Hall Campus

Registration has closed. Please contact Jessica Bartko at j.bartko@chatham.edu for additional information.

Fee : Free
Location : Eden Hall Campus

Through creative and fun activities, kids will build self-esteem, environmental and social responsibility, and learn about what they can do to live healthy lifestyles. FREE to attend.

All children 18 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

KidsCan Schedule of Events

Performances on the Hilda M. Willis Amphitheater

Kari Braymiller: Hoop Dancer
LED Hoops: 1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Kari B. is one of the premiere hooping experts in Pittsburgh, PA. She will be one site for multiple hoop performances, using both LED and fire hoops. When she isn't showing off her hoop talents, she'll be teaching workshops on site so that you can learn some cool hoop tricks of your own!

In Between Theatre
Presents: Sarazad and the Monster-King by E. J. C. Calvert
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

9­-year-­old Sarazad has enough trouble dealing with the teasing bullies at school, who think she’s a weirdo because of her active imagination. When she and her stuffed monkey Aminal are whisked away to the realm of the Monster­-King, Sarazad must distract the Monster-­King from making her his lunch by weaving exciting tales of pirate captains, talking fish, monkey detectives and bossy robots. Sarazad not only makes a hero of a monster; she also learns to face her playground foes.
Director: John Michnya
Cast: Beth Glick, Parag Goel, Meleana Felton, Natalie Spanner

Josh and Gab Show
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Josh and Gab Show is a fun and lively show for everyone. Made up of a Pittsburgh-grown duo, Josh and Gab engage their audience with upbeat and exciting music that conveys a message against bullying in a new and thrilling way. Their performances have entertained and educated a wide range of ages in over 200 public and private schools, theatres, community vendors, and camps both on a regional and national scale, entertaining over 40,000 youths and educators. Josh and Gab have also been featured on WQED and in national press for their work, along with winning a number of awards, including “Best in the Burgh” and “40 Under 40” from Pittsburgh Magazine, gained heavy airplay from WXPN Kids Corner radio, and recently partnered with The Pittsburgh’s Children’s Museums’ official programmers. The Josh and Gab Show bring with them a groundbreaking interactive performance to each show and are guaranteed to be an educating and exciting experience for all ages.

Woodland Creatures Puppet Show
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Join Puppets in Performance for a 30 minute show about woodland creatures, just like the ones hiding out in the Eden Hall orchard.

Special Appearances

CDG Sports
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Join Coach Dave Gray and team for an afternoon of family friendly games that build confidence and self-esteem.

Al Mazing
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Al Mazing and his assistant Liza, a 6ft ostrich puppet, entertain with a one of a kind magic act.

National Aviary Penguin Meet & Greet
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Head to the newly anointed Esther Barazzone Center to meet a penguin from the National Aviary, learn facts from penguin experts, and take pictures!

Café Learning Corner from 1-5 p.m.

Tech Shop Want to see how a 3D printer works in real life? Be sure to check out Tech Shop’s station

Instant Robotics Interested in robotics and technology? Head to the IR station to see different types of robots and what they can do.

Northern Tier Library Youth Services Make a craft and learn about the Northern Tier Summer Reading Program!

The Citizen Science Lab Citizen Science Lab will be making drying ice rockets, make sure you check out this awesome booth!

In Between Theatre If you like In Between Theater’s performance, you should check out their booth for more exciting activities.

Sisters e S.T.E.A.M Want to learn about some of the cool ways science is used in every day life? Head to this booth!

Admissions Office of Chatham University Visit the admissions team from Chatham U. It's never too early to start thinking about your future!

Falk School of Sustainability at Chatham University
Join FSS students for the following sustainable activities:
Woodland Wild Things: Make a system that grows mushrooms at home.
Solar Superheroes: Make a solar oven that can roast a s'more.
Go Fish: Build a home aquaponics system!

Career Development at Chatham University Want to be a nurse, writer, or scientist? Explore the skills and qualities needed in these and many more fields.

Animal Friends Join the Animal Friends team to learn about how you can volunteer at their shelter, help homeless animals, and maybe even meet some furry friends.

ACH Clear Pathways ACH Clear Pathways aims to better connect children to their creative side! Meet with them for a unique, interactive art activity.

Kidsburgh If anyone knows about kids in Pittsburgh, its Kidsburgh. Visit their table to learn more about their awesome mission and to complete a fun activity.

Benjamin Barron: Blacksmith Join teen blacksmith Benjamin Barron for some instructional demonstrations of blacksmithing and check out his awesome work

Chatham Music and Arts Day Camp Come and learn more about the Chatham Music and Arts Day Camp for the summer. The day camp has famous alums like Jeff Goldblum.

Carson the Cougar Chatham's friendly mascot will be roaming around campus, giving hugs and spreading Chatham spirit.

Slow Food Pittsburgh Fill your tum with some delightful food at Slow Food Pittsburgh's booth; they need your help deciding which is best!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh Learn more about an awesome mentorship program and join the BBBS staff for minute to win it games!

Pittsburgh Music Academy See live piano and violin performances from kids just like you!

Sweetwater Center for the Arts Visit the Sweetwater Center for the Arts table to participate in their community mosaics project

Samantha Mendelowitz, RD, LDN Join dietician Samantha to play interactive nutritional games and to learn more about the best stuff to eat

Zumba with Mary! Join Mary for a fun-filled Zumba dance party, complete with games, music, and yoga!

Event Contact Information

Chloe Bell