UPCOMING VBC EVENTS
$85 Veteran Admission, $95 General Admission
Since 2008, the Veterans Breakfast Club has hosted over 30,000 people at over 400 storytelling events. They come to listen and to learn, to share and to heal, and to say thank you to those who’ve served. We’re holding our 5thannual fundraising gala to support our mission of giving every veteran a chance to tell their story. Please join us for this special night of good food and drink, live auction, and recognition of our Veteran Voices of the Year.
Learn more about our gala here.
COST: $16. RSVP REQUIRED. MUST PRE-PAY BY SEPTEMBER 4. Send names and birthdates of all attendees with check for $16/per person, payable to “Veterans Breakfast Club,” 200 Magnolia Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15228. All attendees MUST present valid photo ID with birthdate to enter base. Retired military may enter without sending birthdate ahead of time. For more info, call: 412-623-9029 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The VBC is sponsoring an evening at the Heinz History Center featuring Vietnam veteran and best-selling author Tim O’Brien, known best for his seminal work, “The Things They Carried.” O’Brien will speak about his own service and how he translates stories of combat from experience to the written word. Following the program, O’Brien will sign copies of his books, including “The Things They Carried.” Tickets $20 for general admission and $10 for veterans, active duty service members, students, and History Center members (ID required at check-in to receive the discounted rate). Tickets to pre-program reception also available. More info and tickets at History Center website: heinzhistorycenter.org/events/evening-with-tim-obrien
FREE Food, Premium Wine & Beer. Oven fired Pizzas served from 3:00-5:00, BBQ begins serving at 6:00 followed by veterans storytelling.
“Living with TBI: A Conversation on Working, Socializing & Thriving,” Africa Room in the Student Union, Duquesne University (1000 Locust St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219). Light refreshments followed by program. The term “Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)” was largely unknown until recently, when veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan began returning home with head injuries that disrupted brain function. This community conversation will focus on those who’ve experienced TBI and have learned not only to live with it, but to thrive. Join us for an inspirational evening of stories. Discounted $6 parking @Forbes Parking Garage. RSVP to email@example.com or 412-623-9029
Limited to 100 people. RSVP by Sept. 23. Brunch and storytelling program. Free street parking. Also, Theater Square Parking Garage (7th Avenue – $20), Penn Ave Parking Garage ($15), 6th Avenue Parking Garage ($8), Oliver Garage (Oliver Ave – $4). After brunch, optional 2pm matinee performance of A Few Good Menfeaturing Rocky Bleier. Veterans can purchase tickets to A Few Good Menwith code PPTVBC to receive 50% off up to four (4) tickets. Order at PPT.ORG.
Peters Township Public Library (616 E McMurray Rd, McMurray, PA 15317). According to a recent Pew Research Center poll, two-thirds of our nation’s veterans think the wars we’ve fought since September 11, 2001 weren’t worth the cost of fighting them. We’ll convene a panel of young post-9/11 veterans to hear what they have to say, pro and con. The event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Register on- line at ptlibrary.org or call 724-941-9430.
Open to the public event with middle school students asking questions, and veterans sharing their stories. Baptist Rd to Windvale Dr or Curry Rd to Delma Dr to Willow Dr. Signs and students will direct you to Entrance 1.
1750 Clairton Road (Route 885)
West Mifflin, PA 15122-3029
Friday, October 25, 5:30-8:00pm: FREE EVENT! University of Pittsburgh, University Club Ballroom A
(123 University Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15260) To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the GI Bill, Pitt’s Office of Veterans Services is hosting a VBC storytelling event with appetizers and beverages. Space limited to 100. RSVP to ellie@veteransbreakfastclub.
Free food, cash bar, and veteran storytelling generously sponsored by the SNPJ Lodge 106 and Blue Star Mothers of Pittsburgh.