JAN. 14—The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Sports and Exhibition Authority will host a Community Meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. at Epiphany Church, 1018 Centre Ave., Hill District. The meeting will provide an update on key activities associated with the construction of the Consol Energy Center, minority participation, anticipated needs for future vendors and updates on the hotel being built next to the arena. There will be light refreshments and limited parking is available. E-mail Ron Porter at email@example.com.
JAN. 15—The Duquesne University Wecht Institute of Forensic 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 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. Call the Wecht Institute at 412-396-1330.
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 who 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. Call Kelly McCaillion at 1-610-642-7200 or visit http://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. Call 412-572-8829.
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. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
JAN. 21—The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania Greater Pittsburgh will host a “Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘N’ Roll” series at 7 p.m. at Carnegie Mellon University, Porter Hall, 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The third Thursday of every month the group will use this three part series to discuss controversial issues to engage students and community members to learn, debate and form their own views on topics. This month’s topic is “Who Owns Your Body?” Rebecca Cavanaugh, vice president for Public Affairs at Planned Parenthood in Western Pennsylvania, will lead the discussion. The series is free and open to public. Call 412-681-7736, visit http://www.aclupa.org/pittsburgh or e-mail email@example.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. It 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. Call 412-758-7898, visit http://www.b-pep.net or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 e-mail email@example.com.
(To have items listed on Community Calendar, send information at least two weeks in advance to: 315 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219; Fax: 412-481-1360 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.)