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PERC Costume Bar Crawl!

Pittsburgh East Rotary Club loves dressing in costumes!!

Join us in Millvale for an early Halloween costume bar crawl to support the Pittsburgh East Rotary Club.

About this event

Help support Pittsburgh East Rotary Club with a local beer crawl in the Millvale Neighborhood. Millvale has an awesome business district with cool shops, bars, and restaurants. The businesses are supporting us by offering various discounts to people attending our PERC Costume – Choose Your Adventure – Bar Crawl

STARTING LOCATION: Medicap Pharmacy parking lot. 225 Grant Ave, Millvale, PA 15209

CHECK- IN TIME: 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM (crawl will last as long as you want!)

  • We’ll have a map with bars to visit & businesses supporting and offering deals.
  • We have awards and giveaways.
  • Awards Given to Best Costume!

We will be mindful of the COVID situation, but we feel that the “choose your adventure bar crawl” and you can go at your own pace. will help prevent a huge group crowding into bars and you can go where you feel comfortable.

Tickets – $25

Funds raised will support various causes. Mainly providing food for our monthly meals purchased and cooked at the EECM Shetler in East Liberty.

Additional funds support Polio Plus, Local Little Free Libraries across the city, hosting & supporting local and international students through RYLA and International Exchange programs, among other various global and local programs.

Can’t make the event – but still want to donate? That’s fine! We appreciate any help.


PERC does teleidoscopes

PERC recently helped a local artist with a fun project installing teleidoscopes around the city of PGH. It was a beautiful day and we were excited to be part of such a fun project!

This project is to help Pittsburghers see their environment as a work of art. The project, City Visions, was conceived by Thomas Koff, and will place ~40 teleidoscopes all around the city for people to discover and enjoy.

A teleidoscope is like a kaleidoscope except instead of looking at beads, glitter or glass in an object cell, a teleidoscope uses the world around you as a subject. Through the scopes people will see trees, buildings, friends, flowers, heck anything around them arrayed in beautiful mandalas. By scattering them across the Burgh we hope it will encourage people to explore parts of the city they haven’t visited or return to old paths with new purpose.

Pittsburgh East Rotary Club WEEKEND GETAWAY CABIN RAFFLE – 2022

Cabin(s) Weekend – March 24 – 27 2022.

Raffle drawing – February 28 at 7 pm.

purchase your ticket today!

purchase your ticket today!


2 incredible cabins are available. Both are fully stocked with all the essentials and located in beautiful parts of the state.

The first ticket chosen will have their pick of Kingfisher’s Perch or Wild Trout Camp. The 2nd ticket receives the other cabin.

Additional details will be provided to the winners.

Kingfisher’s Perch

Kingfisher’s Perch – located in Kennerdell, PA. 2 hours north of Pittsburgh along the Allegheny River.

Click here or AirBnB Link

6 guests – Riverfront views with deck, hot tub, and fireplace. Located along a bike trail, great kayaking, and hiking.

Wild Trout Camp

Tiadaghton State Forest – 3 hours northeast of Pgh.

Click here for information on Tiadaghton State Forest.

6 guests – queen bed & 4 single bed. Great hiking & biking trails. Incredible views and fishing.

PROCEEDS HELP SUPPORT PERC PROJECTS. Youth programs such RYLA & Rotary International Exchange Programs. We also contribute to local community programs like purchasing and cooking food for EECM Shelter & Building and stocking Little Free Libraries.

Mad Mex – Charity Dinner

Join Pittsburgh East Rotary Club on Tuesday July 21st at 7 pm.

Mad Mex Shady Side for a Fajita Buffet
Must RSVP on Facebook Page-or email
$50 Donation

Mad Mex chips, fresh salsa and guacamole, casa salad, wings.
Mad Mex Fajitas “ready to roll” with grilled onions and peppers, Mexican rice, sour cream, more guacamole, pico de gallo, Monterrey jack cheese, shredded lettuce, and warm flour tortillas.

Includes one 16oz draft or House Margarita per person.

Money goes to support PERC activities
*EECM Shelter Meal – Monthly service. Cooking & serving 40-50 people dinners.
*Local Little Free Libraries

Preparing dinner at our monthly shelter meal — at East End Cooperative Ministry. Our club purchases the food with money from our fundraising events. We prepare, cook and serve around 50 people once a month.
Example of one of 6 active Little Free Libraries around the East End of Pittsburgh. We initially stock the libraries and check them regularly adding books, movies, and kid toys when necessary.

PERC’s History Mystery Tour

Summer just wouldn’t be summer without a Scooby-Doo-Fantastic-PERC History Mystery Tour. Pittsburghers were happily fleeced when bought tickets to help fund PERC’s community service projects. We rented a big yellow school bus as our Mystery Machine and toured some of the East End’s finest breweries and restaurants. All the while, teams of contestants answered Pittsburgh History trivia questions put to them by our own Professor Buzzkill. It was a Scooby-Dooby-Blast!

5K Race to Outrun Polio!

All sorts of dedicated and nutty Pittsburghers turned out for our October 2017 5K Race to Outrun Polio, held at Homestead’s popular Waterfront. Runners were encouraged to race in costume, and many did so. Others, such as PERC’s own Liz Kennon, dressed in running clothes, took the event way too seriously, and even recorded their race times. In this photo, race-master and time-keeper Tom Fallon starts the runners going. This is one our most successful annual events and raises a large percentage of PERC’s contribution to Rotary International’s efforts to End Polio Now!

PERC Fundraiser at Mad Mex!

In February 2018, we held a fundraiser at MadMex restaurant in Shadyside, to raise money for our community service projects in Pittsburgh and around the world. PERC members sold tickets to the event, and social and political leaders joined us to party like it’s 1999! These fundraisers are necessary to keep the PERC budget afloat and to keep us searching for new projects to support.

PERC Little Free Library Decoration!

On March 31, 2018, PERC members, friends, neighbors, and our children painted and decorated the Little Free Libraries we are building and placing in some of Pittsburgh’s East End neighborhoods. It was a combination of painting, pot-luck snacking and drinking, and putting PERC stickers inside the books that have been donated. Each aspect of the party was a huge success and we look forward to the Libraries being put up this spring and summer!