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Recovery celebration

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 bhudson@familylinks.org.

CAUSE

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

Appreciation day

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 citizens 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 kcarter@pahouse.net.

Reunion celebration

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.

Rally and community day

SEPT. 11—Cynthia Thomas will host the 9th Annual Hood-Stop the Violence Rally and Community Day from 4-11 p.m. at the Jitney Station, 2356 Bedford Ave., Hill District. There will be free food, live entertainment and more. This is a day to address the violence in our neighborhoods and enjoy a day of peace in the community. For more information, call 412-224-7384.

Inheritance seminar

SEPT. 14—Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council will host its “How Much is Enough: Will Your Inheritance Be a Blessing or 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 office@ppgc.net.

Women of Spirit

SEPT. 16—Carlow University and the Carlow Women of Spirit Institute will host the 2010 Women of Spirit Awards at 7:30 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Four local awards will be given along with the National Women of Spirit Award, which will be presented to Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA. Tickets are $50. For more information, call 412-578-2091.

Home workshop

SEPT. 18—The Mon Valley Initiative will host their Pre-Purchase Housing Workshop from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 305 East 8th St., Homestead. Participants who complete the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development curriculum will receive a certificate, which is required to obtain community development mortgage loans from local lenders. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration is required. Fore more information, call Mike Mauer at 412-464-4000 ext. 4008 or visit http://www.monvalleyinitiative.com.

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