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North Hills Observes International Day of Peace Sept. 18 at North Park

This year’s theme is “Make the World Smile” and will highlight ways that people can work for peace and a healthy environment. Along with a free potluck at the park, the event features entertainment and local speakers.

The International Day of Peace will be observed in the North Hills with a festival from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 at Point Grove on Lakeshore Drive in . 

This year’s theme is “Make the World Smile” and will highlight ways that people can work for peace and a healthy environment. Local issues and opportunities to be involved will be featured. A representative from a Marcellus Shale advocacy group will be present to provide information. 

Also included will be entertainment, a peaceful gathering of hands ceremony, and activities for all ages. A highlight of the afternoon will be a colorful procession and ceremony of 194 flags of United Nations countries led by local Boy Scouts. 

The event is free and all are welcome. Bring a side dish or dessert for a 4 p.m. buffet. For more information, call (412) 367-0383 or email pnpp@verizon.net.

The North Hills observance is being sponsored by the Pittsburgh North People for Peace and the North Hills Anti-Racism Coalition. Partnering organizations are Sisters of Divine Providence, North Hills-McKnight AAUW, League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh, and North Hills Ebony Women, Inc. Youth from other organizations will participate by providing entertainment.

The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the U.N. General Assembly. 

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