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Quiz bowl

APRIL 30—Northside Urban Pathways Charter School will host the Third Annual Pittsburgh Regional African-American Quiz Bowl from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American History, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The event is free and open to all high schools. The emcee will be Andrew Stockey of WTAE-TV. Visit http://www.nupcs.com.

Legislative breakfast

APRIL 30—The Disability Advocates for Rights and Equality will host a Legislative Breakfast from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Advocacy Office, 900 Rebecca Ave., Wilkinsburg. Individuals will get a chance to meet lawmakers and tell them what matters. The event is free and seating is limited. For more information, call 412-371-7700, ext. 209.

Community forum

APRIL 30—The 12th Ward Democratic Committee will host “HOLA: Holding Our Leaders Accountable” Annual Community Forum Part II from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave., East Liberty. This is the second part of the forum where elected officials will personally give an account to residents of their leadership and the things they have accomplished. The event is free and open to the general public. There will be door prizes and refreshments will be served. Call 412-661-6161, visit http://www.ward12demo­crats.org or e-mail ward12demo­crats@aol.com.

Sister to sister seminar

MAY 1—The American Heart and Stroke Associations will host the Sister to Sister “Power Now Seminar” from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. There will be health workshops, screenings, light breakfast and a heart healthy lunch. The honorary chair is Esther Bush, president and CEO of the Urban League. Keynote speaker will be Jeannette South-Pal, M.D., chair of the Family Medicine Department of the University of Pittsburgh. The cost is $20. Call Judy Grady at 412-702-1195 or e-mail judy.grady@heart.org.

Empowerment gala

MAY 1—The Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh will host their 2010 Urban Empowerment Gala & VIP Awards Reception at 7:30 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District.  This is an evening to commemorate the commitment to empower lives in the Pittsburgh region. The gala will begin at 9 p.m. The mistress of ceremonies will be Danielle Nottingham and Tee Jay will be the DJ. Proceeds will benefit the ULYP’s programs and scholarship fund. For more information, e-mail     ulyp.pittsburgh@gmail.com or visit http://www.ulyp-pgh.org.

Seniors celebration

MAY 5—Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato will host a Senior Celebration from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the South Park Fairgrounds, South Park. This celebration is part of Older Americans Month. The theme is “Live Strong! Live Long!” There will be free screenings, live entertainment, giveaways and more. Registration is requested. Call 412-350-3428.

Human rights dinner

MAY 6—The NAACP will host their 56th Annual Human Rights Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. The keynote speaker will be Rehema Ellis, NBC News correspondent. E-mail Alan L. Lincoln at allincoln1@yahoo.com.

Meeting and luncheon

MAY 7—The Pittsburgh Community Services Inc. and the Community Action Agency for the city of Pittsburgh will host their Annual Meeting and Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriott City Center, 112 Washington Place, Uptown. This is their annual fundraiser. Tickets are $50. For more information, call Annette at 412-697-4674 or visit http://www.pghcsi.org.

Children’s fair

MAY 15—The Extra Mile Foundation of Pittsburgh will host a Children’s Health Fair from 11 a.m.- 4p.m. at Holy Rosary School, 7120 Kelly St., Homewood. It is open to all students in grades 5-8 and there will be face painting, soul line dancing, hip-hop aerobics, workshops for parents and more. The event is free. Call Karen Hall at 412-874-5802 or e-mail hallk32@ yahoo.com.

Tennis workshop

MAY 15—The United States Tennis Association will host an Official Training Workshop from 1-4 p.m. at the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Center, 128 Meadows St., Manchester. This workshop is for individuals interested in becoming a USTA official, referee or linesperson. Individuals must be 17 or older. For more information, call Frederick Crawford at 724-816-8808 or email fbmircrawford@aol.com.

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