UPCOMING VBC EVENTS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
FREE EVENT! The Pittsburgh Chapter of Pets for Vets at Animal Friends, (562 Camp Horne Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237). Light refreshments and apanel discussion focusing on the benefits of the human/animal bond and the special role of Pets for Vets. Call 412.847.7030 to RSVP.
21st Annual VETERANS DAY BREAKFAST Duquesne University Student Union Ballroom (1000 Locust St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219). The VBC is grateful to VLP, Shepherd’s Heart, and Friends of Danang for donating tables to us for this special event. Those attending with the VBC attend for free. This year’s theme is “Welcome Home” and will feature Todd DePastino moderating a conversation with Vietnam veterans. Breakfast to 9:30am. Veterans’ storytelling program from 9:30-11:00am. There will be no shuttle bus transportation this year. Attendees can park in the Forbes Ave Garage (1180 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219). RSVPs REQUIRED BY Nov. 6 to email@example.com or 412-623-9029.
FREE EVENT “A Conversation with WWII 45th Infantry Division veteran, Guy Prestia” University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg, Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center (150 Finoli Dr. Greensburg, PA 15601). Todd DePastino will introduce and talk with WWII veteran Guy Prestia about his service in WWII, including North African, Sicily, the Italian Campaign, and liberating Dachau Concentration Camp.