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Food and wine tasting

SEPT. 16—The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will host the 2010 Waterfront Food & Wine Tasting from 5-9 p.m. at the Waterfront, Homestead. This is an evening of wine tasting, restaurant sampling and fun. There will be 18 tents. The cost is $15 or a bag of non-perishable foods and receive a discount. For more information, visit http://www.pittsburghfoodbank.com.

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.

Community conversation

SEPT. 19—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host Part Three of their Community Conversation from 2-4 p.m. at 5801 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. This conversation is to gather ideas and opinions on how to save the library system. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit http://www.carnegielubrary.org/future.

Adoption meeting

SEPT. 20—Adoptions from the Heart will host an Information Meeting on Domestic Adoption at 7 p.m. 1225 S. Main St., Greensburg. The meeting will cover the adoption process, adoption myths vs. facts, financial assistance and more. For more information, call 724-853-6533 or visit http://www.afth.org.

Gridiron gaming

SEPT. 20—Max Starks and other Pittsburgh Steelers will host the 2nd Annual Gridiron Gaming from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the East Club Lounge of Heinz Field, North Shore. Guests will have a chance to challenge their favorite football stars in virtual games used in rehabilitation at UPMC. There will also be a VIP reception at 6 p.m.

Anniversary celebration

SEPT. 23—The Schenley Heights Community Development Program will host its 15th Anniversary Celebration at 6 p.m. at the Twentieth Century Club, Bigelow Blvd., Oakland. The theme is “Celebrating 15 Years of Hope.” The mistress of ceremonies will be Lynne Hayes-Freeland of KDKA and the speaker will be Robert Hill of the University of Pittsburgh. The entertainment will be provided by the Shona Sharif African Dance Drum Ensemble. There will also be a presentation to several honorees. For more information, call Natalie Yannotti at 412-401-5783.

Women’s luncheon

SEPT. 24—The YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh will host the “Retrospective on Women, Then & Now” Luncheon from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. The featured speaker will be Gloria Steinem, women’s activist, writer and magazine founder. For more information, call 412-255-1279 or e-mail specialevents@ywcapgh.org.

(To have items listed in the Community Calendar, send information at least two weeks in advance to: 315 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219; Fax: 412-481-1360 or e-mail: newsroom@newpittsburghcourier.com.)

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