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Seminar

JUNE 16—The Alzheimer Disease Research Center, the Alzheimer Outreach Center and The University of Pittsburgh will host the Walter Allen Memorial Seminar Series at 2 p.m. at the Hill House Kaufmann Center, Conference Room A, 1835 Centre Ave., Hill District. The theme is “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Is It Better the Second Time Around?” Willa Doswell, RN, Ph.D., will be the guest speaker. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Marita Garrett at 412-692-2722.

Youth Symposium

JUNE 16—Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center and the Manchester-Bidwell Corporation will host The Symposium on Reducing Youth Violence: Models for Success at Manchester-Bidwell Corporation, 1815 Metropolitan St., North Side. This two-day symposium is structured to develop and support a learning atmosphere and will include stimulating presentations by experts, panel discussions, and question and answer sessions. Attendees will learn what factors are important in reducing youth violence and how to implement them. The event is free and registration is requested. For more information, visit http://www.pghpsa.org.

Town Hall Meeting

JUNE 17—Talk radio host Bev Smith will host a Town Hall Meeting from 7-10 p.m. at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The theme for the meeting is “The Endangered Black Man.” Special guests will be Jeff Henderson, an award winning chef and author; Boyce D. Watkins, political analyst; Esther Bush, president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh; and Albert E. Dotson Jr., chairman of the 100 Black Men of America. For more information, call 412-258-2700 or visit ­www.augustwilsoncenter.org.

Juneteenth Celebration

JUNE 18—Sewickley Community Center will host a Juneteenth Celebration at 9 a.m. at 15 Chadwick St., Sewickley. The celebration will begin with the Daniel B. Matthews Historical Society Pancake Breakfast from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; then a panel discussion at 10 a.m. on Education as a roadway to financial literacy or parallel pipeline to prison with Jonelle Henry as the moderator; and various indoor and outdoor activities. There will also be an evening performance by Wali Jamal at 8 p.m. For more information, call 412-741-5430.

Basketball Clinic

JUNE 18—The Ozanam Basketball Program will host a Girls Basketball Clinic from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at West Penn Recreation Center, 470 30th St., Strip District. The girls clinic will be every Saturday from June 18-July 30. There will also be a Boys Basketball Clinic every Monday from 6-7 p.m. at Ammon from June 20-July 30. The cost is $45 for city residents and $65 for non-city residents. For more information, call 412-389-4566.

Girl Talk

JUNE 18—The Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force’s (PATF) Girl Talk Project will host a Parent Education Event from 1-3 p.m. at the PATF, 5913 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This is an event to facilitate conversations between teenage girls, ages 13-18, and their parents or caregivers. The talk will focus on topics such as personal perspectives on sexuality and orientation, HIV and other STDs. For more information, call Tiffani Thompson at 412-345-7456 ext.572 or email tthompson@patf.org.

Speaker Series

JUNE 18—The McKeesport Heritage Center will host its Summer Speaker Series at 2 p.m. at the Heritage Center, 1832 Arboretum Dr., McKeesport. George Gula will be guest speaker and will discuss how trolleys were used during World War II. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-678-1832.

Public Discussion

JUNE 22—The Allegheny County Department of Human Services and Juvenile Justice will host a Public Discussion at 5 p.m. at DHS building, Liberty Conference Room Lower Level, One Smithfield St., Downtown. The discussion is to hear recommendations from County residents about how to coordinate services for children and youth in Allegheny County. Attendees will be able to speak directly with Director Mark Cherna, Juvenile Probation staff and administrators. For more information, call Elizabeth Rek­owski at 412-350-5482 or email Elizabeth.Rekowski@Allegheny­County.us.

Walk 4 Life

JUNE 25—The Kierra Keeps Caring Foundation and Lekurion Salon will host the 2nd Annual Walk 4 Life “Take A Step, Save A Soul” at 10 a.m. at the Schenley Park Trails, near Anderson Grove, Oakland. Proceeds from the walk will benefit the foundation, which reaches out to parents and children to promote a positive quality of life for youth. It was started in memory of 412-287-1318 or visit http://www.kierrakeepscaring.com.

Scholarship Luncheon

JUNE 25—The Association of Pittsburgh Black Nurses will host the 3rd Annual Evelyn Paige Parker Scholarship Luncheon from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Churchill Valley Country Club, 800 Beulah Rd., Churchill. The scholarship will be given to a nursing student in Parker’s name. Jerome Taylor, Ph.D., of the University of Pittsburgh will be the keynote speaker. For more information, call 412-672-2447.

Graduation

JUNE 26—The Muslim Women’s Association and Masjid Mu’Min will host the annual City-Wide Muslim Graduation /Promotion Recognition Program from 2-4 p.m. at Masjid Mu’Min, 537 Paulson Ave.,Wilkinsburg. This is a celebration of Muslim milestones that acknowledge educational achievements. The guest speaker will discuss “Contributions of Muslims in the 21st Century.” For more information, call Maryam Hakim Martin at 412-953-6689 or email taundi@aol.com.

High school Reunion

JULY 22—The Fifth Avenue High School Class of 1960 and 1961 Reunion Committee will host a 50th and 51st Class Reunion at the Comfort Inn Hotel, Rodi Rd., Penn Hills. This two-day event will include a dinner/dance and a boat ride picnic. For more information, call Charlie Allison Wylie at 412-362-0573 or email cwylie11@comcast.net.

Senior Cool Down

ONGOING—The Allegheny County Department of Human Services will host Senior Citizen Center will host Cool Down locations for county residents age 60 and over. The hours will be expanded and on extremely hot days and offers the chance to socialize while taking refuge from the heat. For more information, visit www. Alleghenycounty.us/dhs/seniorcenters.

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