Education/Recreation/Art – Free & Cheaper Classes

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Learn-to-Swim Classes Available through county parks:  Boyce Park (724) 327-0338, North Park (724) 935-1766, Settler’s Cabin Park (412) 787-2750, South Park (412) 835-4809

Yoga Training Association of Pittsburgh (YTAP)  412-259-8602.
Volunteer organization that foster education and practice the ancient art of Yoga, honoring all traditions and styles.
Yoga with Phyllis 412.422.9650
Carnegie Library, Squirrel Hill Branch  Tuesdays 5:30 PM  Saturday 10am donations accepted. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a floor covering, and enjoy the relaxation and healthy benefits of yoga. 

Community College of Allegheny County
You have to prove your Allegheny County residency.  Community Education offers personal development courses in a variety of areas, including world languages, fitness and health, cooking, music and dance, for adults and children.  Their course catalogue is hefty in paper format, but easy to use on-line.  The campuses are all over.

Bidwell Training CenterFree classes in horticulture, culinary, or something more technically focused.
For more information, call (412) 323-4000 or toll free 1-800-516-1800 or email us at

Free Martial Arts Carnegie Mellon Shotokan Karate Club

Seido Karate Pittsburgh  All classes meet in the martial arts room of the Skibo Gymnasium on the Carnegie Mellon campus.

Pittsburgh Kajukenbo  Meets Mondays 6-8pm and Saturdays 10am-12pm in the Trees Upstairs Multi-Purpose Room at University of Pittsburgh.

Kendo Dojo Titus Schleyer, phone (412) 648-8886, e-mail, 5:30–7:30 pm at Trees Hall, Large Gym at the University of Pittsburgh.

Free Welding and Machining Classes –

AIR – Artist Image Resource 412-321-8664
518 Foreland St., North Side,  Learn to silkscreen.  You just pay for the materials you use.

Catalyst 412-606-0819 223 Braddock Ave Braddock, PA 15104 – low cost mechanics, biofuel processing and  veggie oil conversion


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