3 fun family events in Pittsburgh this weekend

If the playground, park and movie routine is getting a little tired, why not do something different with the kids this weekend? From marathon training for kids to a fundraiser on ice, these events will win approval from everyone in the family.

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Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show

Need some inspiration for upgrading your humble abode? On Friday, the Annual Duquesne Light Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show kicks off its 38th run at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The show promises 1,800 exhibitors, demonstrations and adult beverage tastings.

But there's no need to seek a sitter for this one: Kids can enjoy The Children's Village, featuring activities hosted by Shady Lane School and The Train Collectors' Kids Club.

When: Friday, March 1, 10 a.m.
Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center., 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd.
Price: $0-$10
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Pittsburgh Kids Marathon training kickoff

Get your kids ready for the Pittsburgh Kids Marathon on Saturday morning. The free family-friendly kick-off event features a variety of training sessions with local fitness, running and nutrition experts.

When: Saturday, March 2, 9 a.m.
Where: PMC Rooney Sports Complex, 3200 S. Water St.
Price: Free
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$8 Skate Date at The Rink at PPG Place

Come Sunday, lace up your ice skates for a good cause. The $8 Skate Date — marking the final day of the MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink at PPG Place — is a benefit for 412 Food Rescue, a nonprofit that helps fellow nonprofits and food retailers bring healthy fare to those experiencing food insecurity.

When: Sunday, March 3, 12 p.m.
Where: The Rink at PPG Place, 4 PPG Place
Price: $5 for kids, $8 for adults
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