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Fresh Fridays

JULY 16—The Charm Bracelet Project will host its Fresh Fridays series from 4-6 p.m. at the North Side Farmers Market, Cedar Avenue and East Ohio Stree, North Side. The series will feature cooking demonstrations by local chefs, live performances and family activities. It will run every Friday from now until Sept. 3. For more information, visit http://www.deutschtown.org.

Day of peace

JULY 17—The Workforce Development Global Alliance will host a Day of Peace at 12 p.m. at West Park, North Side. The daylong event will include a peace march, a peace concert featuring local artists and a peace vigil to honor families who have lost loved ones to violence. For more information, call 412-281-9250.

Brainstorming

JULY 19—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host a Community Brainstorming Session from 7-9 p.m. at the Union Project, 801 N. Negley Ave., East Liberty. This session is to discuss what can be done to ensure the library remains operationally and financially healthy. Registration is not required and light refreshments will be served. Kids are also welcome to attend. For more information, visit http://www.carnegielibrary.org/future.

Resource fair

JULY 22—NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania and the Martin Luther King Reading and Cultural Center will host a Community Resource Fair from 1-7 p.m. at 636 Herron Ave., Hill District. This event is free and open to the public and will include food, entertainment, kids activities and more. For more information, call Ann Callen at 412-281-1100, ext. 124.

Medicare overview

JULY 27—The Andrew Carnegie Library will host “Medicare and the New Health Law-What It Means For You” from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at 300 Beechview Ave., Carnegie. This is an overview of the Affordable Care Act law and how it will affect individuals with Medicare. The presenters, Ted Zimmer of the Consumer Health Commission and Rachel Steigerwalt of the Allegheny County APPRISE, will give a timeline detailing when some of the new provisions will take effect, the distribution process for stipends and the impact the new law will have on seniors and disabled adults. There will also be a discussion of programs available to reduce prescription costs. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-276-3456, ext. 2.

Genealogy society meeting

JULY 31—The Afro-American Historical & Genealogy Society Pittsburgh Chapter will host their Monthly Meeting from 1-3 p.m. at the Homewood Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 7101 Hamilton Ave., 2nd floor, Homewood. Every last Saturday of the month, historians, genealogist and laypersons of all races and ethnicities come together to trace the histories of families. For more information, e-mail Paul Jacobs at pjj8849@msn.com.

Baby classes

AUG. 3—Children’s Community Pediatrics will host a Baby Basics Class at 6:30 p.m. at CCP-GIL Pittsburgh, 6343 Penn Ave., Suite 201, East Liberty. These are free classes for expectant parents. Topics will include routine care, feedings, helpful hints, common problems and more. Attendees will receive a free gift bag. Registration is requested. There will be classes at various locations in the area. Call 1-877-449-PEDS.

Black family reunion

AUG. 6—The Community Empowerment Association will host the 7th Annual Black Family Reunion & Cultural Arts Weekend. The celebration will begin with a Peace N the Hood Basketball tournament and slam dunk contest at Kenard Field. There will also be a hip-hop symposium and an African-American film showcase, family activities on Aug. 7 at Schenley Park, a concert with Bobby Valentino, an Old School Cabaret and more. For more information, call 412-371-3689.

ArtCity

ONGOING—The Trust Arts Education Center will host the ArtCity Summer Classes from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 805/807 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Participants will have an opportunity to take workshops for playwriting, dance, acting, comics and cartoons. For more information, call 412-471-6079.

Open enrollment

ONGOING—Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Pittsburgh Public Schools and Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center will host an Enrollment for their Head Start Program. Children 3-5 years old are provided with flexible programming designed to promote kindergarten readiness. For more information, call 1-866-214-5437 or visit http://www.alleghenycounty.us/dhs/headstart.aspx.

Counseling

ONGOING—NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania will host a Free Budget & Credit Counseling from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center, 5321 Penn Ave., Garfield. Every Tuesday NeighborWorks certified instructors will give free one-on-one sessions for individuals and families interested in improving their money management skills. Appointments are available. For more information, call Tammy Grzelka at 412-281-9773 ext. 111.

(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 email: newsroom@newpittsburghcourier.com.)

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