JULY 27—The East End Cooperative Ministry Community Stress Center will host “How Does Stress Affect Your Health?” workshop from 5:30-6:45 p.m. at the East Liberty Carnegie Library, 130 S. Whitfield St., East Liberty. Attendees will learn from Dr. Charlotte Brown, of the University of Pittsburgh, how stress affects one’s heart heath, diabetes, cancer and more, and how to recognize the difference between stress and depression. For more information, call 412-383-5137.
JULY 29—The National Congress of Black Women Inc. will host the Celebrating Truth Tour with Dick Gregory at 8 p.m. at the Union Project, 801 N. Negley Ave., East Liberty. Gregory is a nationally known activist. For more information, call 412-423-8859.
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., Canonsburg. 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 email@example.com.
Community Fun Fest
JULY 30—The East End will host its Community Fun Fest from 12-7 p.m. at East Hills Park. The two-day event will feature a community talent show, a community awards ceremony and a gospel fest on July 31 from 12-7 p.m. For more information, call Monique at 412-277-9351.
JULY 30—The Center for Organ Recovery & Education will host its Celebration of Praise 2011 Concert for National Minority Donor Awareness at 6 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District.The concert will feature Trini L. Massie & 4 the Caz of Christ, Curtis Lewis Jr., Ministree and others. Reverend Loran E. Mann will be the Master of Ceremonies. For more information, call 1-800-366-6777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUG. 2—The Dinwiddie Community Alliance will host its Hill District’s National Night Out: America’s Night Out Against Crime from 6-9 p.m. at the 400 block of Dinwiddie St., Hill District. This is a time to meet and greet neighbors, police, fire, EMS and others. There will be crime prevention, gun safety, fingerprinting, free backpacks to honor roll students with a report card, balloon artist, free refreshments and more. For more information, call 412-471-7709.
AUG. 3—Adoptions From the Heart will host an Online Webinar on Adopting African-American Infants at 7 p.m. The webinar will focus on the urgent need for African-American applicants and their Domestic Adoption Program, which is open to couples and singles living in the United States and places African-American infants with families directly from the hospital. Registration is required. For more information, call Ali Peters at 610-642-7200 or email email@example.com.
Black Family Reunion
AUG. 6—The Community Empowerment Association will host its 8th Annual 2011 Pittsburgh Black Family Reunion from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Schenley Park Oval, Oakland. The theme for the two-day event is “Cultivating Healthy Black Families and Communities” and will include children’s activities; hip-hop, R&B, jazz concerts; health screenings; arts & crafts; vendors; food; and more. For more information, call 412-371-3689 ext. 15 or visit http://www.ceapittsburgh.org.
AUG. 11—The National Organization of Black Women in Law Enforcement Inc. will host its 26th Annual Training Conference at the Doubletree Hotel, 101 Mall Blvd., Monroeville. There will be an Empowering Women from Toe to Chapeux Luncheon and Strolling Hat Show at 12 p.m. on Aug. 11 with keynote speaker Vernell Washington; a “Meet the Press” Luncheon on August 12 from 12-1:30 p.m. with panelists Valerie Jarret, April Ryan, Lynn Hayes-Freeland, Tene Croom and Bev Smith as the moderator; and a Monte Carlo Night from 8:30-11 p.m. with masquerade masks, prizes, photos, music and more. For more information, call Diane Richard at 412-812-1404 or Rashall Brackney at 412-323-7201.
Arts in the Park
AUG. 13—Umoja African Arts Company will host the 2011 7th Annual African Arts in the Park from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at Point State Park, Downtown. The theme is “Africa’s Impact on Diverse Cultures.” The event is dedicated to the demonstration and promotion of African and African Diaspora Arts in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. For more information, call 412-224-4086 or visit http://www.africanartsinthepark.org.
AUG. 13—Kid Nation and Lee Davis Productions will host a Benefit Concert at 8 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The theme is “You got to see it to believe it” and will feature the Undalrds and other special guests. All proceeds will benefit the Kid Nation “Honor Roll Tour.” For more information, call 412-456-6666 or http://www.culturaldistrict.org/pgharts.
AUG. 13—The Josh Gibson Foundation will host its Josh Gibson Centennial Gala at the Wyndham Grand Hotel, 600 Commonwealth Place, Downtown. The honorary chair for the event is Former Pittsburgh Steeler Franco Harris and the legacy award honoree will be Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson of the New York Yankees. For more information, call 412-771-6949 or visit http://www.joshgibson.org.
ONGOING—The Allegheny County Department of Human Services will host the SummerFood Program. This is a free breakfast, lunch and recreation program for youths and children 18 and under in economically disadvantaged communities. The program will run now through August 19 at more than 100 area locations. For more information, call 412-350-2798.
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