SEPT. 30—The American Red Cross will host the Second Annual Heroes Breakfast from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. The breakfast is to celebrate the humble, everyday community heroes who have had an impact on their local communities. Tickets are $50. For more information, call 412-263-3129 or visit http://www.swpa.redcross.org.
OCT. 2—The African American Chamber of Commerce, Sen. Wayne Fontana and others will host the African American Heritage Day Parade at 11 a.m. at Mellon Arena, 66 Mario Lemieux Place, Uptown. Rain or shine, the parade will go from Mellon Arena to the August Wilson Center. There are performances, guided tours, activities for children and historical documentaries. For more information, call 412-392-0322.
March in Washington
OCT. 2—The NAACP and labor unions will host a March in Washington, D.C. The theme is “One Nation Working Together.” It is a multiracial, civil and human rights movement whose mission is to reorder our nation’s priorities to invest in our most valuable resource—our people. The Pittsburgh branch will take buses. The bus is free of charge, but must be reserved. For more information, call 412-471-1024.
Civil rights event
OCT. 4—Carlow University’s Grace Ann Geibel Institute for Justice and Social Responsibility will host “Until Justice Rolls Down Like Waters: Reflections on Race and the Civil Rights Movement from 3:30-5:45 p.m. at the University’s Kresge Theatre, 5th Floor, Grace Library, Shadyside. The event will offer video clips and personal reflections from Carlow’s Roots of the Civil Rights Movement Summer 2010 Tour. It will be followed by an open discussion. For more information, call Dr. Linda Schifino at 412-578-6053.
Meet and greet
OCT. 8—The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council will host the PA Partners: Legislator Meet & Greet at 9:30 a.m. at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 6300 Fifth Ave., Shadyside. This is a celebration for the art projects that have received state funding and an opportunity to learn about ongoing grass roots projects. Also, attendees will be able to have breakfast with various legislators. For more information, call David Seals at 412-391-2060, ext. 227.
OCT. 9—Westinghouse High School’s Class of 1970 will host their 40th Class Reunion at 6 p.m. at the Season’s Ballroom of the Comfort Inn and Conference Center, 699 Rodi Rd., Penn Hills. There will be music by the Supreme Team of Joe E. and Tootsie and DJ Bobby B. For more information, call Jessie A. Smith Foster at 412-244-9683.
OCT. 12—The Pittsburgh NAACP will host their Executive Committee and General Membership meetings at 7 p.m. at St. James AME Church, Lincoln Ave., East Liberty. For more information, call 412-471-1024.
OCT. 15—Talk Magazine will host an African-American/Latino Roundtable at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Philadelphia West, 4010 City Ave., Philadelphia. This free two-day seminar will feature several guests from the African-American and Latino community discussing issues and solutions for how to build a stronger community. Registration is required by Oct. 7. For more information, call 412-823-4007 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCT. 15—The Western Pennsylvania Minority Supplier Development Council will host their 6th Annual Walk of Excellence Awards Gala at the Fairmont Hotel Pittsburgh, 50 Market St., Downtown. For more information, call 412-391-4423.
Hill of hope
OCT. 16—The YMCA Centre Avenue Y will host the 3rd Annual Centre Avenue Y Hill of Hope Gala from 6-10 p.m. at the August Wilson, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The event will recognize the Martin Luther King Jr. Reading Center. There will be hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dancing. For more information, call 412-621-1762.
OCT. 16—The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives Pittsburgh Chapter will host the 10th Annual Awards and Scholarship Banquet at 6 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 101 Mall Blvd., Monroeville. The theme is “Recognizing Those Who Give of Themselves to Mentor Others.” Tickets are $65 per person and will include live entertainment. For more information, call Det. Christine Williams at 412-670-8974 or visit http://www.noblepittsburgh.org.
Anchors Away gala
OCT. 21—Addison Behavioral Care will host their Anchors Away Gala from 6:30-9 p.m. at Churchill Country Club, 800 Beulah Rd., Churchill. This is an evening to honor the charitable contributions of news anchors away from the news desk. There will be live entertainment, food and giveaways. Honorees include Brenda Waters, Chris Moore, Tonia Caruso, Sheldon Ingra and Tymika Artist. The keynote speaker will be Michael Bernarding of ALS Western Pennsylvania and the Power of 32. Tickets are $60. For more information, call 412-731-2353, ext. 112 or e-mail email@example.com.
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