DEC. 1—The Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force will host their 25th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. The highlighted speakers will be Dr. Marty St. Clair and Dr. Ron Stall of the University of Pittsburgh. There will also be a press conference at 10:30 a.m. at the City-County Building with free confidential testing. For more information, call Susan Orr at 412-345-7456 ext. 596 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEC. 1—The Westinghouse Alumni Association will host the African-American Educators Address Pittsburgh Public Schools East End High Schools Reform Plan Community Education Forum from 6-8 p.m. at the Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave., first conference room, East Liberty. The forum will consist of a panel discussion, by Pittsburgh Public Schools retired teachers and administrators, discussing various topics pertaining to the education such as teacher preparation, retention, classic academics vs. technical schools and more. For more information, call 412-805-0584 or email email@example.com.
DEC. 3—The Sweetwater Center for the Arts will host “Let the Men Cook” and Sewickley Light Up Night from 5-9 p.m. at 200 Broad St., Sewickley. Ladies are encouraged to shop the night away while an all male-volunteer-turned gourmet chef team prepare a three-course meal. There will be a holiday mart of handcrafted, unique works by local and national artists. Tickets are $6-$13. For more information, call 412-741-4405 or visit www.sweetwaterartcenter.org.
DEC. 3—Giant Eagle will host the 3rd Annual Diamond Gala from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The gala is in honor of Jackie Dixon and benefits Cribs for Kids. There will be a fashion show and silent auction. Entertainment will be by the Piano Man, Mark Venneri. For more information, call 412-322-5680 ext. 5.
Leadership awards gala
DEC. 3—The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh will host the 5th Annual Ronald H. Brown Leadership Awards Gala at 7 p.m. at the Westin Convention Center Hotel, 1000 Penn Ave., Downtown. The organization will give out awards for civic leadership, community leadership and the special posthumous award. There will be a reception and silent auction. For more information, call 412-227-4802.
DEC. 4—Imagine Environmental Charter School at Frick Park will host an Open House from 10 a.m.-1 2 p.m. at 829 Milton St., Frick Park. Parents will have an opportunity to visit the school, speak with teachers and learn about curriculum. This is for enrollment of the 2011-2012 school year. For more information, call 412-247-7970.
DEC. 4—The Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area will host the Holiday Heritage Market from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Pump House, 880 E. Waterfront Dr., Waterfront. The event includes homemade crafts, ethnic foods, festive music and artistic demonstrations. For more information, call 412-423-8687.
DEC. 5—The Community College of Allegheny County will host “One College…One Community” Closing Celebration at 3 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The One College…One Community initiative is a series of outreach events designed to promote literacy, reading and community involvement. There will be a screening based upon the Ernest J. Gaines book, “A Lesson Before Dying” and an awards presentation. For more information, call 412-469-6301.
DEC. 8—Tax Services by Karen will host Photos with Santa from 3-8 p.m. at 749 E. Warrington Ave., Allentown. Pictures will be taken through Dec. 11. There will also be a “How to be Money Smart” Checking and Savings Account Seminar on Dec. 9-10 from 3-5 p.m. with Yolanda Wells of Dollar Bank. For more information, call 412-628-7236.
DEC. 9—Amani International Coffeehouse & Café and the Heinz Endowments will host “An Evening of Coffee Tasting” from 5-9 p.m. at 507 Foreland Dr., North Side. There will be coffee, desserts, live music and a silent auction. The special guest will be Nick Eason of the Pittsburgh Steelers. It is free to the public and proceeds will benefit the American Diabetes Association and CEED. For more information, call 412-322-0647.
DEC. 11—The East Hills Boy Scouts will host a Coat Giveaway at 1 p.m. at the Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave., East Liberty. Coats will be given to needy children ages 4-12. The giveaway is free. Donations are being accepted for new or slightly used coats for boys and girls ages 4-12. For more information, call Arnold Perry at 412-243-8400 ext. 107.
DEC. 14—The Pittsburgh Branch NAACP will host the Installation of Officers for the 2011/2012 Year at 7 p.m. at Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church, 6111 Rodman St., East Liberty. The elected officers will be M. Gayle Moss, president; Constance Parker, first vice president; Marcella Lee, second vice president; Johnnie Miott, third vice president; Imogene Hines, secretary; and Anna Hollis, treasurer. There will also be an installation of the executive committee members, free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-471-1024.
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