The 15th annual Butterfly Ball

By Natalie Bencivenga / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When and where: Saturday night at the Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont.
#PartyWithAPurpose: More than 200 guests enjoyed dancing, a cocktail hour, a program of events conducted by emcee Andrew Stockey of WTAE-TV, an extensive silent auction and a “Stock the Bar” raffle valued at $2,000, which was won by John and Christian Stampfel. The ball supports the Woodlands WonderFund, which helps to pay for children and adults with disabilities to attend Woodlands programs and camps. Since it began in 2002, the Butterfly Ball has raised more than $2 million and grows in popularity each fall.

 

From left, Theresa Nuzzo, Andrew Stockey, Joseph Milharcic, Bill and Sandy Lambert.

From left, Theresa Nuzzo, Andrew Stockey, Joseph Milharcic, Bill and Sandy Lambert.

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All Things Fall at The Woodlands Fall Festival – IN North Allegheny

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The Woodlands’ Annual Fall Festival took place on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the 52-acre campus in Wexford. the day was free, interactive and an open house-style event.

Area families and participants of all ages enjoyed the decorated, fall-themed wooded campus at Fall Festival, which included all-accessible hayrides, live music, the outdoor fireplace, food and face-painting.

The Woodlands’ Adaptive Nature Path was transformed into the “Not-so-Scar” Haunted Trail and open from 5 to 7 p.m. Guests also acted as judges in the annual Woodlands Staff’s Chili Cook-Off.

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Wexford’s Painting with a Twist Hosts Painting Session to Benefit The Woodlands

Wexford, PA – Painting with a Twist, a popular painting venue where guests and groups can go to complete a painting in a guided session, is hosting a night of painting on Wednesday, November 9th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm to benefit The Woodlands.

The art session, known as Painting with a Purpose, will cost $35 per person, with proceeds going to The Woodlands.  The featured painting is a still life of fall hydrangeas.

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The Woodlands Announces 2016 Butterfly Ball Honorees

Wexford, PA – The Woodlands’ 15th Annual Butterfly Ball will take place Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at Oakmont Country Club.  The Ball is the organization’s signature event and largest annual fundraiser.  Each year, The Butterfly Ball honors a prominent philanthropist, business or community leader identified for their achievement in the realm of improving the lives of people with special needs.  The 2016 Butterfly Ball will honor a special group close to the organization…The Woodlands Auxiliary. The gala dinner and celebration will be held Saturday, October 29th at Oakmont Country Club.
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Celebrate All Things Fall at The Woodlands Fall Festival

Wexford, PA – The community is invited to attend The Woodlands’  Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 15th, from 4:00to 7:00 pm at their 52-acre campus in Wexford, PA.  Fall Festival at The Woodlands is a free, interactive, open house-style event.

Area families and participants of all ages can come and enjoy the decorated, fall-themed wooded campus at Fall Festival, which will include, all-accessible hay-rides, live music, the large, outdoor fireplace, food, and face-painting. The Woodlands’ Adaptive Nature Path will be transformed into the ‘Not-So-Scary’ Haunted Trail and will be open from 5pm – 7pm.  Guests are free to act as judges in the annual Woodlands Chili Cook-Off.

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The Woodlands and Open Up Pittsburgh Put the Spotlight Creativity

The Woodlands Foundation, in partnership with Open Up Pittsburgh, have created a Mini-Musical Theater Production program to benefit participants with disabilities.  The program will span 10 weeks taking place from 6:30pm – 8:00pm at The Woodlands’ 52-acre campus in Wexford. During the workshops, participants age 22 and over will learn collaborative skills through theater games teaching improvisation, body awareness, vocal awareness, listening skills, and creative expression.

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Open Up Pittsburgh founder, Tessa Karel, leads improvisational theater games for Woodlands participants.

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