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Diabetes education

JUNE 2—UPMC Passavant will host a Diabetes Education Series from 1-3:30 p.m. at 9100 Babcock Blvd., McCandless. The series will teach individuals and loved ones how to manage the disease with techniques suggested by the American Diabetes Association. Attendees will learn how to administer insulin and medication, monitoring blood glucose and proper diets and exercise regimens. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-367-6887.

Founder’s day

JUNE 4—Community Empowerment Association Inc. will host their Founder’s Day Celebration from 6-11 p.m. at the Sherwood, 400 Sherwood Rd., Wilkinsburg. Attendees will celebrate the achievements of the association and honor the founder, T. Rashad Byrdsong. Reservations are requested by May 28. For more information, call Genie Beckom at 412-371-3689, ext. 14.

Flea market/bake sale

JUNE 5—The Coalition of Food Pantries for the Hunger will host a Flea Market and Bake Sale at 12 p.m. at 8033 Bennett St., Homewood. There will be a rain date of June 12. For more information, call 412-247-1021.

NAACP meeting

JUNE 8—The Pittsburgh NAACP will host their Executive Committee and General Membership meetings at 7 p.m. at St. James AME Church, 444 Lincoln Ave., East Liberty. There will also be a meeting July 20 at the Hill House Association at 7 p.m. For more information, call 412-471-1024.

Career fair

JUNE 9—The Career & Workforce Development Center will host its 20th Annual Community Career Fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Homewood-Brushton YMCA, 7140 Bennett St., Homewood. Over 30 employers, training and service providers will be in attendance looking for qualified candidates. For more information, e-mail Carena M. Phillips at p.carena@yahoo.com.

Health event

JUNE 12—Gateway Medical Society and the Pittsburgh NAACP will host a “Gateway to Wellness” from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Herberman Conference Center, Centre Avenue, Shadyside. The free health event is geared towards African-Americans and includes free health screenings, workshops and a panel discussion from motivational health experts. Reservations are required by June 7. For more information, call 412-281-4086.

Book sale

JUNE 12—The Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society of the Pennsylvania Department of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host a Social and Book Sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Foyer of the Lecture Hall of the Library, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. There will be a sale of gently used books on a variety of topics. Only cash will be accepted. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-622-3154.

Senior prom

JUNE 13—Gateway Medical Society, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. of the Alpha Alpha Omega Chapter and Metropolitan Outreach Ministry Services Inc. will host the 6th Annual Senior Citizen Prom from 5-10 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel Greentree, 101 Radisson Dr., Greentree. The theme is “The Art of Aging Seniors Bridging the Gap of Healthcare Disparities.” Enjoy an evening of vendors, food and beverages, a silent auction, healthy aging games and more. The honorary chairpersons are Ted Roberts and Valerie McDonald Roberts. For more information, call 412-323-3854.

Golf benefit

JUNE 14—The Passavant Hospital Foundation will host their 23rd Annual Pro-Am Invitational Golf Benefit at 7:30 a.m. at Wildwood Golf Club, 2195 Sample Rd., Allison Park. There will be a morning pro-am golf tournament and an afternoon golf scramble. Registration begins at 6:45 a.m. Proceeds from the event benefit the hospital. For more information, call 412-367-6640.

Homebuyer’s workshop

JUNE 19—The Mon Valley Initiative will host a Pre-Purchase Housing Workshop from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 305 East 8th Ave., Homestead. This workshop will promote homeownership in the Mon Valley through presentations made by mortgage lending and real estate professionals.  For more information, call Mike at 412-464-4000, ext. 4008.       or visit http://www.monvalleyintiative.com.

Scholarship luncheon

JUNE 19—The Dr. Edna M. Brown Scholarship Committee will host a Scholarship Luncheon from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the California University of Pennsylvania Performance Center of the Elmo Natali Student Center, 250 University Ave., California. The luncheon will honor an African-American high school student senior with a scholarship toward college. Also, the top female and male African-American students in grades K-12 from several schools will be honored. For more information, call Carly Brown at 724-322-9973.

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