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Jazz classics

DEC. 2—The Point Park University Black Student Union will host the Soul Food Social: Jazz Classics at 7 p.m. at the University’s Ballroom, 201 Wood St., Downtown. The keynote speaker will be Candi Castleberry-Singleton of UPMC. She will speak on the importance of diversity and inclusion in today’s society. There will also be a performance by Patte “The Jazz Diva” Terrell. This music will highlight the music of Leonard Johnson and his band. For more information, call Kevin L. Carter at 412-605-9141 or klcarte@pointpark.edu.

Forensic training

DEC. 3—Mercy Behavioral Health, the Allegheny Engagement Network and others will host “From Arrest to Treatment: Behavioral Health and the Criminal Justice System” from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Allegheny County Human Services Building, One Smithfield St., Downtown. This is a free forensic training for homeless providers, case managers and more. Individuals will learn more about the judicial process from arrest to court-mandated treatment for adults. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Stephanie Chiappini at 412-232-5896 or schiappini@mercy.pmhs.org.

Addiction discussion

DEC. 3—Tobacco Free Allegheny will host their Tobacco Free Coalition Meeting “Casinos, Addiction and Smoking: Impact on the Community” from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the United Way headquarters, 1250 Penn Ave., Strip District. This is a discussion of the connection between the brain, addiction, smoking and gambling. The speakers will be Dr. Antoine Douaihy and Cele Fichter DeSando. Space is limited. For more information, call 412-323-8321 or e-mail contact@tobaccofreeallegheny.org.

Christmas party

DEC. 3—The Carnegie Museum of Art will host a Christmas Tree Party from 5:30-8 p.m. at 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This annual tradition was started by the women’s committee of Carnegie Museum of Art. The holiday trees are themed in celebration of the re-opening of Bruce Galleries titled “Useful Beauty: Celebrating the Decorative Arts.” There will be music, cocktails and food. For more information, call 412-688-8690.

Holiday market

DEC. 5—The Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area will host a Holiday Artist Market from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Pump House, 880 E Waterfront Dr., Munhall. The market will feature locally made, one of a kind functional and decorative ethnic crafts and food. There will be metalwork, African fiber-arts, Bulgarian pottery, Native American beadwork and more. There will also be free tours given at 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. For more information, call Julie Throckmorton-Meunier at 412-464-4020, ext 45.

‘Divabetic’

DEC. 5—The West Penn Allegheny Health System will host Divabetic from 1-4 p.m. at West Penn Hospital Conference Center and Wintergarden, 4800 Friendship Ave., Bloomfield. This is a program designed for women with diabetes. Max Szadek, Mr. Divabetic and the Divabetic Team, will show women how to live life with diabetes like a diva. There will be moving like a diva, surviving the holidays, a holiday cooking demonstration and makeovers with Mary Kay. The event is free. Space is limited and registration is requested by Dec. 1. For more information, call Terri at 412-824-1181, ext. 4608 or e-mail tseidman@diabetes.org.

Rib dinner fundraiser

DEC. 6—The American Legion Walter Robinson Post 450 will host the Barbeque Rib Dinners Veteran Fundraiser at 12 p.m. at 20 Chadwick, Sewickley. The fundraiser is to continue efforts for the veterans of western Pennsylvania. The dinners will include ribs, two sides and a dinner roll. The cost is $10. For more information, call 412-741-9928.

Hair show

DEC. 6—Magical Hair Association & LMN Productions will host an Oldies Dance and Senior Citizens Hair Show from 7-9 p.m. at the Booker T. Washington Lodge No. 218, 1127 Walnut St., McKeesport. For more information, call Reta Wallace at 412-673-0333.

Insurance training

DEC. 9—A For the People Insurance Agency Inc. will host an Insurance Training Institute at 2514 Wylie Ave., Hill District. They will offer a four-day intensive training for people interested in selling insurance. The course will run through Dec. 12. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-621-5581 or visit http://www.aforthepeople.com.

Reindeer ball

DEC. 13—Pittsburgh Mercy Health System will host their 6th Annual Reindeer Ball from 4-7 p.m. at the Westin Convention Center Ballroom, 1000 Liberty Ave., Downtown. This is a benefit gala for the children served by A Child’s Place at Mercy. This is an event for the whole family. There will be dancing with Mrs. Claus, a holiday revue, Jingles the Elf and storybook characters. Tickets are $80 for adults and $45 for kids. For more information, call 724-934-3537 or email Lorry Perkins at lperkins@mercy.pmhs.org.

Food drive

ONGOING—The Dinwiddie Community Alliance will host a Food Drive from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at the James F. Henry Hill House Center lobby, 1835 Centre Ave., Hill District. They are collecting non-perishable food products, paper products and hygiene items for the Jubilee Kitchen.  Items will be collected through Nov. 23. For more information, call 412-471-7709

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