Special Events 2019-08-15T19:57:48+00:00

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

RSVP for all events unless otherwise noted to 412-623-9029 or ellie@veteransbreakfastclub.com

VBC Annual Fundraising Gala

Date: August 23, 2019

Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm

Location: Sheraton Station Square (300 W Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219)

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VBC Annual Fundraising Gala

$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.

VBC Sponsored Event: An Evening with Tim O’Brien

Date: September 18, 2019

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Heinz History Center

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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

Mercer Evening Event

Date: September 21, 2019

Time: 3pm-9pm

Location: 222 Line Road, Mercer, PA 16137

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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

Date: September 24, 2019

Time: 5:30p-7:30pm

Location: Africa Room in the Student Union, Duquesne University (1000 Locust St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219)

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“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 ellie@veteransbreakfastclub.com or 412-623-9029

FREE BRUNCH! Pittsburgh Public Theater – “A Few Good Men”

Date: September 29, 2019

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Location: 621 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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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.

Pittsburgh Public Theater – A Few Good Men

VBC Panel Discussion “Veterans Speak Out: Were the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Worth Fighting?

Date: October 3, 2019

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Peters Township Public Library (616 E McMurray Rd, McMurray, PA 15317

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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.

 

FREE LIGHT LUNCH! CCAC South Campus

Date: October 17, 2019

Time: 11:30AM-1:30PM

Location: 1750 Clairton Road, West Mifflin PA, 15122

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CCAC South Campus
1750 Clairton Road (Route 885)
West Mifflin, PA 15122-3029
Route 51 to Lewis Run Road. At traffic signal, turn right and you will see the entrance to South Campus on your left.

FREE EVENT! University of Pittsburgh

Date: October 25, 2019

Time: 5:30-8:00pm

Location: University of Pittsburgh, University Club Ballroom A (123 University Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15260)

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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.com or 412-623-9029.

FREE EVENT! SNPJ Lodge Club 106

Date: October 26, 2019

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm

Location: 255 W Allegheny Rd, Imperial, PA 15126—2 mi from McClaren Rd. exit Parkway West

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Free food, cash bar, and veteran storytelling generously sponsored by the SNPJ Lodge 106 and Blue Star Mothers of Pittsburgh.

FREE EVENT! Pets for Vets at Animal Friends

Date: November 6, 2019

Time: 6:00-9:00pm

Location: 562 Camp Horne Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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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.

Veterans Day Breakfast at Duquesne University

Date: November 11, 2019

Time: 8:00-11:00am

Location: Duquesne University Student Union Ballroom (1000 Locust St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219)

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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 ellie@veteransbreakfastclub.com or 412-623-9029.

FREE EVENT! A Conversation with WWII 45th Infantry Division veteran, Guy Prestia

Date: November 13, 2019

Time: 7:00pm

Location: 150 Finoli Dr. Greensburg, PA 15601

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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.