North Park’s Rose Barn site of sixth annual Brazilian Day

Friday, October 4, 2019 | 12:01 AM


Members of Pittsburgh’s Brazilian community will host a celebration of their country’s music, food and culture from 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Rose Barn in North Park.

The Sixth Annual Brazilian Day event will feature traditional foods, including feijoada, brigadeiro and caipirinha prepared by Casa Brasil and other vendors.

Music will be provided by artists such as Kenia, Lilly Abreu and Timbeleza. There also will be a “capoeira” performance, which is a combination of dance and mixed martial arts. There will be a variety of games and activities for kids.

“Every year for the past six years, the Brazilian community has put together a Brazilian Day event where there is music, food, entertainment and more to celebrate Brazilian culture and bring the Pittsburgh community together,” said Monica Snyder, a North Hills resident and Chatham University student who is helping to organize this year’s event.

The celebration will include raffle baskets with the proceeds going to Project Amazonas, a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving and serving the people and forest of the Amazon Rainforest.

Tickets cost $15 per person or $25, which includes a traditional Brazilian black bean stew called feijoada prepared by the Casa Brasil restaurant.

Family tickets — two adults and two children 13 or younger — cost $30 or $60 with feijoada.

More information and tickets are available online. http://bit.ly/PGHBrazilianDay2019

Trio of authors slated for fundraiser

The annual fundraiser for the North Hills Chapter of the Association of American University Women will feature a gathering of three Pittsburgh-area authors to discuss their books and writing Oct. 5 at La Roche University.

AAUW’s “For the Love of Books, Fall Harvest” will feature a discussion with writers Sydelle Pearl, “Wordwings”; Madhu Bazaz Wangu, “The Last Suttee, The Immigrant Wife, and Chance Meetings”; and Paula Reed Ward, “Death by Cyanide.”

The event begins at 10 a.m. and includes author presentations, a book signing, lunch and dessert.

The cost is $40 per person payable by check to AAUW North Hills Pittsburgh.

More information is available online. http:// bit.ly/2lJwPWE

Blessing of the Animals

St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church is holding its annual Blessing of the Animals service at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6.

The public is invited to bring their dogs, cats and other pets to participate.

Veterinarians and other experts will be on hand to provide information about animal health and nutrition.

Pet owners are eligible to receive a free 5-inch-by-7-inch photo of their pets.

The church is at 2365 McAleer Road. For details, visit stbrendans.org or call 412-364-5974.