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Go Red

APRIL 27—The American Heart Association and UPMC will host the “Go Red For Women Make It Your Mission Rally” from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Market Square, Downtown. The rally is designed to heighten awareness of heart disease, educate and inform women that with lifestyle modifications, heart disease can be prevented. There will be free health screenings, nutrition and exercise stations and more. For more information, call Karen Colbert at 412-702-1125 or visit http://www.heart.org.

Open Call

APRIL 30—Wilhelmina Models will host an Open Call for the Wilhelmina 40+ Model Search Presented by Miraclesuit from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Wilhelmina/S2 Management, 1004 Ross Park Mall Dr., North Hills. They are looking for women over the age of 40, who are strong, empowered and confident. Ten finalists will be flown to New York City for a big finale event. For more information, visit http://www.wilhelminamodelsearch.com.

Gala and Reception

APRIL 30—The Urban League of Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh will host the 2nd Annual Urban Empowerment Gala and VIP Awards Reception from 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, 107 6th St., Downtown. Brian Cook will be the Master of Ceremonies and there will be several young individuals receiving awards for their service. For more information, email ulypgala@gmail.com.

Survivors’ Workshop

MAY 4—UPMC Health Plan will host the “Women’s Cancers Livewell Survivorship Workshop: Taking Control” from 4-7:30 p.m. at Churchill Country Club, 800 Beulah Rd., Churchill. This is for cancer survivors and those interested in learning more about the next steps following treatment. Several guest speakers will discuss life after cancer treatment, physical and psychological management of symptoms, fitness and exercise and creatively dealing with survivorship. The event is free and a light dinner will be provided. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-641-8950.

Human Rights Dinner

MAY 5—The Pittsburgh NAACP will host the 57th Annual Human Rights Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. The theme will be “Transforming Education in Pursuit of a Stronger America” and Dr. John Jackson, president and CEO of the Schott Foundation for Public Education, will be the keynote speaker. There will also be a presentation of the Student Scholarship Award. For more information, call 412-471-1024.

Leadership Awards

MAY 6—Three Rivers Youth will host the 2011 Nellie Leadership Awards Gala “An Evening at the Cotton Club” from 6-9 p.m. at the USX Tower Upper Level, 600 Grant St., Downtown. Andrew Stockey of WTAE-TV will be the master of ceremonies and honorees will be Robert Hill, Massaro Corporation, George Miles Jr. and the Thornburg Community Club. For more information, visit http://www.threeriversyouth.org.

NAACP Dinner

MAY 6—The NAACP Washington County Branch will host its 51st Annual Human Rights Award Banquet at 7 p.m. at the DoubleTree Meadow Lands, 340 Racetrack Rd., Washington. A. Michael Pratt will be the featured speaker, with Jeanne Allender as the special honoree. Reservations are requested by April 30. For more information, call Ada Gay Griffin at 724-222-7820 or email NAACPWASHPA@gmail.com.

Mother’s Day Tea

MAY 7—The Allegheny County Parks Department will host their Annual Mother’s Day Tea at 11 a.m. at the Hartwood Mansion, Hartwood Acres Park. Reservations are required and the cost is $33 per person. For more information, call 412-767-9200.

Race for the Cure

MAY 8—The Pittsburgh Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will host the 2011 Race for the Cure at Schenley Park, Oakland. There will be a 5k chip-timed run, a 5k run/walk and a one-mile fun walk. For more information, visit http://www.komenpittsburgh.org.

(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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