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Friday, April 28, 2006


Here is a meeting I've attended in the past. This presentation and discussion might interest some from Sunnyhill.
May 3, 2006

Intelligent Design – Science or Religion? Does It Belong In A Classroom, And If So, Where?

The notion of “intelligent design,” or, the belief that scientific evidence customarily used to support an evolutionary system to explain the origin and diversity of life on Earth can and does also support the existence of a/an “(intelligent) designer” of this system, has been in the news and in the courts in recent months. What exactly is this “intelligent design” theory? Does it conform to accepted notions of a scientific theory, or is it better said to be a belief based on religion or faith? The theory of “intelligent design” was formerly taught in the Dover School District here in Pennsylvania, recently the subject of a federal court case--should this be taught in our schools, and, if so, where? In biology classes, religion classes, or any similar type of class?

Professor Sandra Mitchell, the Chair of the world-famous Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, will present her views on this matter. Prof. Mitchell has written and lectured extensively on topics related to the general philosophy of science, with particular regard to the fields of biology and evolution. Whether you are interested in the specifics of this particular theory of “intelligent design” or the general notion of what might qualify as a scientific theory in the academic community today, this talk will be one that you won't want to miss!

Come early to enjoy the food, drink, and bring a friend. We will see you Wednesday, May 3, 2006 located at Silvioni’s, 2125 Babcock Boulevard. Dinner will be served until 7:00 pm. The meeting will start at approximately 7:15 pm.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Dave Nachmanoff -- playing Pittsburgh and Kent

Sunday, May 7th
Pittsburgh, PA
Club Cafe -

Wednesday, May 10th
Cleveland, OH
The Winchester -

Thursday, May 11th
Kent, OH
Kent Stage -

Saturday, May 13th
Elkhart Lake, WI
Jazz On The Vine Festival

Friday, April 14, 2006

Lynn Swann to PIIN event on North Side

Dear Fellow Leader,

I bring greetings to you as president of the Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN) and as co-chair of the NAACP Religious Affairs Committee. I want to alert you to an upcoming event where your attendance is critical. On Friday, April 21, 2006 from 9:30 to 11:30 am the African American Leadership Caucus of PIIN is sponsoring a “meet and greet” with Republican gubernatorial candidate Lynn Swann. During this time, Mr. Swann will address those gathered and briefly share with us the key points of his campaign.

In addition, a panel of six pastors will present separate questions crafted to highlight poignant concerns of the African-American community. This event will be held at the Bidwell Presbyterian Church, 1025 Liverpool Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Please plan to attend and share this information with members in your congregation so that we can have a strongly attended public gathering to continue demonstrating our power in assembly.

Let us show our unified support in this matter as we have shown those struggling for comprehensive immigration reform.


Rev. John C. Welch

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Self -- meeting of selves

Sunnyhill Self-Masquerade Party!

To welcome and meet our new members, everyone is invited to join us on April 15th at 7:00 pm.

This year, come dressed in whatever clothes or accessories best represent YOU! Find items around the house that show off your favorite hobbies and interests; come with gardening gloves, a Hawaiian shirt, or a lab coat… and, of course, expect to see lots of Steelers’ gear!

We’ll have an evening of games and good company, and leave knowing each other a little bit better. RSVP Werner or Anita Hager.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - Olympics - Norwegian ski coach rewarded with maple syrup - Wednesday April 5, 2006 12:54PM

We should get this guy to attend the Mothers' Day Pancake Breakfast. And note, the fit folks in Norway don't even know about the Maple Syrup -- and it is on the flag of Canada. - Olympics - Norwegian ski coach rewarded with maple syrup - Wednesday April 5, 2006 12:54PM Maple syrup is little known in Norway, and the 37-year-old Haakensmoen said he recently tasted it for the first time.

'It's sweet, and a little unusual,' he said. 'We might have it from time to time, but not five times a day.'
Read the entire article at the Sports Illustated site.