SEPT. 1—The Citizen’s Police Academy will host the Pittsburgh Police Training Academy from 6-9 p.m. at 1395 Washington Blvd., East Liberty. Every Wednesday, for 15 weeks individuals will learn what is needed to become a police officer. All individuals must complete an application and give permission for the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police to conduct a background check. For more information, call 412-665-3600.
SEPT. 3—The Reunion Committee of the Fifth Avenue High School will host their All Classes Alumni Reunion at 6:30 p.m. at Epiphany Hall’s McDowell Hall, Washington Place, Lower Hill. There will be a ’70s-themed Meet & Greet, a dance Sept. 4 at the Holiday Inn in Oakland and a picnic Sept. 5 at Riverview Park. For more information, call 412-725-7030, 310-930-3979 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEPT. 3—The Westinghouse Alumni Association will host the Homewood Hilltop Reunion from 7 p.m.-3 a.m. at Wemco, Frankstown Ave., Homewood. This is an over 30 affair with a free buffet. The reunion will run through Sept. 5 and include a reception at the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. and a reunion picnic from 1-8 p.m. at Mellon Park. The theme is “Building Our Community Brick by Brick.” Tickets are available for the events. For more information, e-mail Rhonda Sears at email@example.com.
SEPT. 8—Familylinks will host their Life-Changing Seminar Series as a part of the 21st Annual National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month from 6-8 p.m. at 250 Shady Ave., Shadyside. The theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Now More Than Ever!” Each Wednesday in September session will be help to help build stronger, healthier communities. This week’s session will focus on “Drama Free Relationships.” Registration is required and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Bessie Sewell Hudson at 412-924-0243 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEPT. 10—The Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy of the Carnegie Mellon University Humanities and Social Sciences Department of History will host their Speakers Series Opening Reception from 4:30-6 p.m. at Danforth Lounge in the University Center, 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The reception will begin the 2010-2011 series and is a dedication to the historians of Black Pittsburgh, which includes Larry Glasco, Dennis Dickerson, Rob Ruch, Ralph Proctor, John Brewer, Patricia Pew Mitchell and Edna McKenzie. For more information, call 412-268-8928 or visit http://www.hss.cmu.edu/cause
SEPT. 11—State Rep. Jake Wheatley will host a Community Appreciation Day at 9 a.m. at Kennard Field, Kirkpatrick St., Hill District. This is a day to bring residents, organizations and businesses of the 19th Legislative District together. There will be senior citizen games, children’s activities, a gospel choir competition and a concert from 6-8 p.m. For more information, call Kevin Carter at 412-471-7760 or e-mail email@example.com.
SEPT. 11—The Whiteside Road Committee will host the Community Day Reunion Celebration from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Josh Gibson Field, 2217 Bedford Ave., Hill District. There will be a memorial tribute, music, refreshments and more. There will also be a parade at 11 a.m. from St. Benedict the Moor school. For more information, call Charlene Scott at 412-867-0676.
SEPT. 14—Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council will host its “How Much is Enough: Will Your Inheritance Be a Blessing of a Burden?” from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Koppers Building Conference Center, 436 Seventh Ave., Downtown. Pete Eberhart will lead this presentation that will help attendees identify the many issues surrounding this question and will highlight how charitable planning can be part of the answer. Registration is required. The cost is $35 for non-members and includes lunch. For more information, call 412-232-0551 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONGOING—The Allegheny County Department of Human Services will host their SummerFood Program at various locations. Breakfast, lunch and recreation will be provided for disadvantage children and youth under the age of 18. The program will run through Aug. 20. For more information, call 1-800-851-3838 or http://www.alleghenycounty.us/dhs/food.
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.
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.
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