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Science fair

MARCH 13—Carnegie Mellon University will host the 26th Annual Charles Drew Science Fair at 9:30 a.m. at 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This fair is for students in grades 6-12 and engages students to participate in meaningful scientific inquiries and to encourage long-term interest in careers in science and technology. There will be an awards program at 1 p.m. For more information, call 412-391-7807.

Youth symposium

MARCH 13—Sigma Gamma Rohm Sorority Inc. will host their 13th Annual Nation Wide Youth Symposium from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave., East Liberty. The theme is “H3: It’s All About Me—Healthy Choices, Healthy Living, Healthy Generation.” There will be an education and literacy workshop and a panel discussion. There will also be prizes and participation certificates. For more information, call Eileen Felder at 412-760-8312 or felder22@gmail.com.

Jackie Robinson

MARCH 15—Actor Gregory Gibson Kenney will host “Jackie Robinson: A Study in Mental Fortitude” at 2:30 p.m. at the CCAC North Campus, Room 3002, 8701 Perry Highway, McCandless. The event will take place at the Psi Beta Kappa honor society induction ceremony. Kenney will be in character as Robinson and discuss how the athlete broke the color line in major league baseball and the psychological hardships he had to endure. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-369-3692.

Benefit dinner

MARCH 15—NEED will host their 47th annual NEED Scholarship Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Hilton Hotel, 600 Commonwealth Place, Downtown. NEED is the region’s leading organization for the best and brightest African-American youths on the path for higher education. Students will be presented with scholarships. The keynote speaker will be Derrius Quarles. This is a business attire event. Tickets are $50 per person. For more information, call Terri Snoe at 412-566-2760 or e-mail tsnoe@needld.org.

Community forum

MARCH 15—The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and The Black Political Empowerment Project will host a Community Forum at 6:30 p.m. at St. James AME Church, 444 Lincoln Ave., East Liberty. This meeting is to inform residents about their constitutional rights and how to protect those rights in various situations. This is in response to the Jordan Miles incident. For more information, call Erin Gill at 412-681-7864, ext. 22 or Tim Stevens at 412-758-7898.

Grass roots alliance

MARCH 17—Community Empowerment Association will host a Grass Roots Alliance Strategic Planning Meeting at 6 p.m. at the CEA Culture Center, 7143 Fleury Way, Homewood. This alliance is to address the structural inequalities that exist and to come together to discuss and build around challenges, issues opportunities and experiences navigating through the mainstream system. Various topics will be discussed. Interested individuals are asked to respond by March 15. For more information, call 412-371-3689, ext. 14.

Anniversary reception

MARCH 18—The Greater Pittsburgh Council, Boy Scouts of America will host an Anniversary Reception at 6:30 p.m. at Heinz Field, West Club Lounge, North Shore Dr., North Shore. The Boy Scouts of America are celebrating 100 years. The reception will consist of an awards ceremony and a message from Jim Crawford, past president and chairman of Clover Foods. For more information, call Amy Franz at 412-325-7901.

Homebuyer workshop

MARCH 20—The Mon Valley Initiative will host their Homebuyer Education Workshop from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 305 E. 8th Ave., Homestead. Presenters will discuss budgeting to purchase a home, shopping for a home loan, closing procedures and home maintenance. Attendees will also be taught guidelines for low- to moderate-income loan products that offer down payment and closing cost assistance. Free parking and lunch will be provided. For more information, call 412-464-4000, ext. 4008.

Open house

MARCH 20—The Environmental Charter School at Frick Park will host an Open House at 10 a.m. at 829 Milton St., Edgewood. This is a kindergarten through Fifth grade, tuition free school. Tours and various information given to individuals. The school is holding open enrollment through March 26. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 412-247-7970 or visit http://www.EnvironmentalCharterSchool.org.

Legacy awards luncheon

MARCH 27—The Rankin Pennsylvania Section of The National Council of Negro Women will host their Legacy Awards Luncheon from 12-2 p.m. at the Rankin Christian Center, 230 Third St., Rankin. The luncheon will recognize those women who have contributed to the advancement of their communities. Honorees include Lena Franklin, Madilyn Hairston-Giddens, Clara Harrington, Dorothy Lee and Dovie Patterson. Tickets are $20 in advance. For more information, call Flora Johnson at 412-351-2885 or visit http://www.ncnw.org.

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