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Spirit of King

JAN. 14—Port Authority of Allegheny County, the Kingsley Association and the Pittsburgh Pirates will host the 2010 Spirit of King Awards ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Kingsley Center, 6435 Frankstown Ave., East Liberty. The special honorees will be Bishop Charles H. Foggie and Jake Milliones, Ph.D. Registration is requested by Jan. 7. For more information, call Evelyn Newsome at 412-566-5259.


Forensic seminars

JAN. 15—The Duquesne University Wecht Institute of Forensics Science and Law will host the Forensic Fridays Seminar from 1-4:30 p.m. at Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. Each month there will be a seminar covering forensics in relation to topics such as medical malpractice, accident reconstruction and sexual assault cases. This series is geared toward attorneys, judges, physicians, nurses, law enforcement officers and athletic trainers. The series is worth credits. The cost is $475 for all six seminars or $75 for each one. For more information, call the Wecht Institute at 412-396-1330.

Adoption webinar

JAN. 17—Adoptions From the Heart will host an online webinar on Adopting African-American Infants at 7 p.m. This online version of an informational meeting will teach attendees about the agency and their programs. The webinar will focus on African-American and African-American Biracial Domestic Adoption programs. It is open to anyone living anywhere in the U.S., and will be led by an AFTH social worker whom will be available to answer any questions. Registration is requested by Jan. 12. Once registered, individuals will be e-mailed a link and phone number to connect to the presentation. For more information, call Kelly McCaillion at 610-642-7200 or visit www1.gotomeeting.com/ register/665150457.

Grief support group

JAN. 18—Family Hospice, Palliative Care and Bidwell Presbyterian Church will host a Grief Support Group from 7-8:30 p.m. at 1025 Liverpool St., North Side. Every third Monday of the month, there will be a 90-minute session designed to help those coping with the loss of a loved one by finding support from professional bereavement specialists and fellowship with those going through a similar experience. The sessions are free and open to the public. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-572-8829

20th anniversary

JAN. 21—UPMC St. Margaret Health Partnership’s will host their 20th Anniversary Celebration from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Board of Education, School District of Pittsburgh, Conference Room A, 341 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. This is a celebration of the various partnerships that St. Margaret has had to impact the health and well-being of thousands of students. There will be remarks from the Pittsburgh Public School’s superintendent, presentations from partners past and present and light refreshments.  Reservations are requested. For more information, e-mail healthpartnership.20years@gmail.com.

Racial justice summit

JAN. 23—The Black Political Empowerment Project’s Black and White Reunion will host their 12th annual Summit Against Racism from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. The summit will offer inspiring speakers from different generations, skill-building techniques for our justice movements, strengthening the programs of the Black and White Reunion such as the Jonny Gammage Scholarship plus supporting other anti-racism work in our region. For more information, call 412-758-7898, visit http://www.b-pep.net or e-mail b-pepinfo@b-pep.net.

Medical foundation gala

JAN. 30—The Allegheny County Medical Society Foundation will host their “Pittsburgh Proud” Gala from 6:30-11 p.m. at the Heinz Field, East Club Lounge, 900 Art Rooney Ave., North Shore. The gala will honor elected officers and members of the foundation and outstanding physicians and organizations in Pittsburgh. Proceeds will benefit the ACMS Foundation Medical Student and Community College of Allegheny County Health Care Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $145 per person. For more information, call 412-321-5030 or visit http://www.acmsgala.com.

College fair

FEB. 4—The National Association for College Admission Counseling will host the 2010 Spring Pittsburgh National College Fair from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Hall B, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Downtown. There will be information for parents, students and counselors on financial aid, admission requirements and an opportunity to meet with admission representatives for major colleges and universities. There will also be workshops and webinars. For more information, call 703-836-2222 ext. 156 or email collegefairs@nacacnet.org.

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