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Candidate forum

MAY 11—The Black Political Empowerment Project and A+ Schools will host a 2011 School Board Candidate Forum at 6 p.m. at the Regional Enterprise Tower, 425 Sixth Ave., Downtown. Ten candidates seeking election to four school board positions are invited to share their views and answer questions. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-697-1298.

Anniversary celebration

MAY 11—The Churchill Garden Club will host an Anniversary Celebration at the Churchill Borough Building, 2300 William Penn Highway, Churchill. For more information, call 412-241-7113 or email Deborah Holt at nubapro@aol.com.

Health symposium

MAY 14—Gateway Medical Society and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Alpha Alpha Omega Chapter will host “Gateway to Wellness: Our Health is Our Wealth” Community Health Symposium from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Herberman Conference Center, 2nd floor, 5150 Centre Ave., Shadyside. This forum is to provide women and young ladies (ages 10 and up) with information and resources to help them. There will be several workshops by some of the leading medical professionals. The symposium is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-4086 or visit ­www.gatewaymedicalsociety.org.

Pageant

MAY 15—Peabody High School will host the Miss Ebony/ Miss Princess Pageant at 5 p.m. at 515 N. Highland Ave., East Liberty. For more information, email Jean Bryant at jbryant36@hotmail.com.

Hall of fame

MAY 15—The Western Pennsylvania Jewish Sports Hall of Fame will host its 29th Annual Induction Ceremony and Dinner at 5 p.m. at the Beth Shalom Synagogue, 5915 Beacon St., Squirrel Hill. Among the honorees will be former Pittsburgh Steeler and Hall of Famer Franco Harris, who will receive the Manny Gold Humanitarian Award. Tickets are $65. For more information, call Alan Mallinger at 412-521-8011 ext. 272.

Inclusive party

MAY 18—The Western Pennsylvania Diversity Initiative will host an Inclusivity Party from 6-9 p.m. at the LeMont Restaurant, 1114 Grandview Ave., Mt. Washington. This fundraiser and celebration of Pittsburgh’s diversity and economic development will feature the sounds of the Kevin Howard Trio, a silent auction and delicious food. The guest speaker will be Eric Peterson, manager of Diversity & Inclusion for the Society for Human Resource Management. Registration is requested. For more information, visit http://www.wpdiversity.org.

Anniversary

MAY 19—Adagio Health will host their 40th Anniversary at 6:30 p.m. at the Rodef Shalom, 4905 5th Ave., Oakland. This is a celebration of 40 years of serving women and families in Western Pennsylvania. Victoria Kennedy will be the featured keynote speaker, along with a question and answer session with Kennedy. There will also be a reception at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 and registration is requested. For more information, visit http://www.adagiohealth.org.

Spring social

MAY 20—The Neighborhood Academy School will host the Faces of the Future Spring Social at 6:15 p.m. at the American Eagle Outfitters Headquarters, 77 Hot Metal St., South Side. The event will honor the sixth graduating class. There will be performances, musical entertainment, dancing and more. For more information, visit http://www.theneighbor­hood­academy.org.

Benefit dinner

MAY 21—The Ozanam Basketball Program will host a Benefit Dinner from 5-8 p.m. at Damon’s Grill & Sports Bar, US Steel Towers, 600 Grant St., Downtown. The theme is “Remembering the Past, Celebrating the Present and Cultivating the Future.” Vince Simms of WPXI will be the emcee and actor and former Ozanam Alum Lamman Rucker will give the keynote address. For more information, call Karen Hall at 412-389-4566 or email urwinning@yahoo.com.

Lavender affair

MAY 22—Softer Side Seminar will host a Lavender Affair from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the Montage, 201 Braddock Ave., Homewood. This is an afternoon luncheon and tea celebrating the special relationships between Mothers, Daughters, Grandmothers, Aunts, Sisters, etc. There will be a luncheon, tea and live entertainment. For more information, call Renee Aldrich at 412-606-5807 or email reneea@softersideseminars.com.

Women leadership awards

MAY 25—The YWCA will host the Tribute to Women Leadership Awards Luncheon from 12-1:30 p.m. at the Westin Hotel, 1000 Penn Ave., Downtown. Peggy Finnegan of WPXI will be the Mistress of Ceremonies and the honorees include Eva Tansky Blum, Yvonne Cook, Claudette R. Lewis, Janet Sarbaugh, Bonnie W. VanKirk, Rona Nesbit and Valerie Patrick Ph.D. Reservations are requested by May 18. For more information, call 412-255-1261 or visit http://www.ywcapgh.org.

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