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Tip-off reception

MARCH 3—Champion Enterprises will host the 36th Annual Champions “Tip-Off” Reception at 6:30 p.m. at the New Cambria Suite of the Consol Energy Center, 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown. Larry Richards of KDKA radio will be the Master of Ceremonies and Leah Williams-Duncan, Esq., will be the guest speaker of the evening. Proceeds form the evening will benefit the Champions SAFE Summer Program. For more information, call 412-628-4856.

Bone marrow drive

MARCH 5—The Luis Danvers Leukemia Fund will host a Bone Marrow Donor Drive from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. For more information, call Shawn Jenkins at 516-284-8310 ext. 5 or email sjenkins@luisdanversleukemiafund.org.

Achiever’s ball

MARCH 5—The Isaiah Project of My Brother’s Keeper will host the Achiever’s Ball Fundraiser from 12-4 p.m. at the Grand Concourse, Station Square Drive, Station Square. There will dinner, an award ceremony, entertainment, a motivational speaker and more. For more information, call Sharon Daniels at 412-867-7345.

Radio workshop

MARCH 5—Free Press and the Prometheus Radio Project will host the Champion Awards and Community Radio Workshop from 1-4 p.m. at the National Association of Letter Carriers Local 84, 841 California Ave., North Side. This is to celebrated Rep. Mike Doyle’s championship of the Local Community Radio Act. The workshop will discuss how to establish and organize one’s own community radio station. The event is free. For more information, visit http://www.face­book.com/event.

NAACP meeting

MARCH 8—The Pittsburgh Branch of the NAACP will hold its monthly General Membership/Executive Committee meeting at 6:00pm at the Freedom Unlimited Building, 2201 Wylie Ave., Hill District. The Labor and Industry Committee, co-chaired by Ed Meeks and Billy Joe Jordan, will lead the meeting with guests Tracy McCants- Lewis of the Duquesne Law Clinic, and Linwood Alford who will discuss the purpose of the committee, how it functions and how to file a formal complaint. General Membership meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Nutrition fair

MARCH 10—The Dietetics Program of the Community College of Allegheny County will host a Nutrition Fair from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Foerster Student Services Center Auditorium, 808 Ridge Ave., North Side. There will be demonstrations, food samples, nutrition information, free giveaways and a feature presentation by Leslie Bonci, Director of Sports Nutrition at UPMC, on “Performance Eating: How Good Can You Be? Do It Right!” For more information, call Elizabeth Vargo at 412-237-2640 or email evargo@ccac.edu.

Town hall meeting

MARCH 11—The Bev Smith Show and the August Wilson Center for African American Culture will host a “Town Hall Meeting” Broadcast from 7-10 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The topic is “The Disappearing Black Community: Where and How Do We Begin to Rebuild?” The featured guests will be the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, Congressman James Clyburn and Melanie L. Campbell. For more information, call 412-258-2700.

Benefit dinner

MARCH 14—NEED will host their 48th Annual NEED Benefit Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, 600 Commonwealth Place, Downtown. The dinner will benefit the scholarship fund that is presented to some of the top students in the region. Reservations are required by Feb. 21. For more information, call 412-566-2760.

Scholarship brunch

MARCH 19—Kappa Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority will host the Mamie Garland Scholarship Brunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Churchill Country Club, 800 Beulah Rd., Churchill. For more information, call 412-860-4105.

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

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