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Community Concert

JULY 14—Urban Impact Pittsburgh will host a Community Concert at 7:30 p.m. at Mt. Lebanon United Presbyterian Church, 255 Washington Rd., Pittsburgh. The concert will feature the legendary bluegrass band The Del McCoury Band. The cost is $20 and proceeds will benefit the Urban Impact and the Brookline Christian Mentoring Program. For more information, visit http://www.urbanimpactpittsburgh.org.

Farmer’s Market

JULY 15—The Charm Bracelet Project will host its Fresh Fridays North Side Farmer’s Market from 4-6 p.m. at Cedar Avenue and East Ohio Street, North Side. Every Friday, from now until Aug. 26, there will be activities for the entire family. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/FreshFridaysNorthside.

Speaker Series

JULY 16—The McKeesport Heritage Center will host its Summer Speaker Series at 2 p.m. at the Heritage Center, 1832 Arboretum Dr., McKeesport. Local author and folklore historian Thomas White will be the guest presenter. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-678-1832.

Inaugural Gathering

JULY 16—Grandmothers of Pearls will host its Inaugural Gathering from 3:30-6 p.m. at the Carnegie Library of Homewood, 7101 Hamilton Ave., Homewood. This is an organization to bring grandmothers together to motivate, encourage and fill their bellies and spirits. There will be speakers, trips and various events. For more information, call Donna Bundy Ford at 412-241-0166.

Support Group

JULY 20—The Cancer Caring Center will host the African American Women’s Breast Cancer Support Network from 6-7 p.m. at the East Liberty Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 130 S. Whitfield Ave., East Liberty. Every first and third Wednesday of the month, this free networking social support group will be led by Yvonne Durham, breast cancer survivor and local advocate. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-622-1212.

Sports luncheon

JULY 22—The Pittsburgh Pirates from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. will host its 2011 African-American Heritage Day Sports Luncheon at PNC Park, Lexus Club, Federal St., North Shore. The keynote speaker for the event will be Herman Boone, whose inspirational story was captured in the Disney film “Remember the Titans.” He will be speaking on Lessons in Diversity. Tickets are $65. For more information, call Chaz Kellem at 412-325-4731 or email chaz.kellem@pirates.com.

Class 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.

Auditions

JULY 30—The Pittsburgh Penguins will host Auditions for the Pittsburgh Penguins Skating Ice Crew for the 2011-12 season from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Iceoplex at Southpointe, 114 Southpointe Blvd., Cannonsburg. The preliminary auditions for girls will be held July 30 and for boys July 31 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. It will include both interviews and skating sessions. For more information, call Jason Seidling at 412-255-1804 or email jseidling@pittsburghpenguins.com.

Swimming Lessons

ONGOING—The Allegheny County Parks Department will host Swimming Lessons from 10-10:45 a.m. at Boyce, North, Settlers Cabin and South Parks. Every Tuesday and Thursday in July, the County will conduct free swimming lessons for individuals ages 5 and up. Lessons will be held on Tuesdays for last names beginning with A-K and last names beginning with L-Z will have lessons on Thursdays. Registration is required. For more information, visit http://www.alleghenycounty.us/parks/ swim.aspx.

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