Community Calendar

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Community appreciation

AUG. 20 —Addison Behavioral Center Inc. will host its Community Appreciation Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 905 West St., 4th floor, Wilkinsburg. There will be raffles, food and guests are asked to bring a bag of gently used clothing. For more information, call 412-731-2353 or visit http://www.abcpgh.org.

Dinner/award ceremony

AUG. 25 —Three Rivers Center for Independent Living will host its 2011 Annual Disability Pride Dinner and Award Ceremony from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. This is a celebration of Individuals with disabilities and organizations that are living well and dreaming big. There will be a reception at 5:30 p.m. with a performance by Etta Cox. Chris Moore will be the Master of Ceremonies and the keynote address will be given by Frank Coonelly of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Fore more information, call 412-371-7700 ext. 181.

Charity walk

AUG. 27 —Pittsburgh Fashion Week will host its 2nd Annual “Out of the Heels of Pittsburgh” Charity Walk from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Schenley Plaza, Oakland. The walk supports Pennsylvania Women Work. The goal is to collect 200 pairs of shoes for the “Wear to Work” clothing program. Registration is required and the cost is $10. For more information, visit http://www.pittsburghfashionweek.com.

Haiti fundraiser

AUG. 27 —Bynums Marketing and Communications Inc. will host “A Gift of Hope: From the hills of Pittsburgh to the mountains of Haiti” fundraiser at 11:30 a.m. at 115 Grandview Ave., Mt. Washington. This fundraiser is to help the Functional Literacy Ministry of Haiti feed more than 500 Haitian children. There will be musical performances, a silent auction, local and ethnic foods and more. For more information, call 412-471-4332 or email rbynum2124@earthlink.net.

Heritage meeting

AUG. 30 —Volunteers from the McKeesport Heritage Center will host its Monthly Meeting at 1:30 p.m. at 1832 Arboretum Dr., McKeesport. Pat Harris will preside over the meeting. A report will be read from last month’s meeting and given on the participation in the White Oak Community and International Village. For more information, call 412-678-1832.

Open house

SEPT. 3 —Allen Place Community Services Inc. will host an Open House and Dedication from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 227 Bonvue St., North Side. Activities will include health screenings, healthy living information, line dancing and more. There will also be a College Bound Youth Recognition Dinner from 6-11p.m. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 412-231-1531 or visit http://www.allenplacecommunity.org.

Anti-bullying rally

SEPT. 9 —The Wilkinsburg School District will host “See Something, Say Something” Anti-Bullying Rally from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Wilkinsburg Penn Avenue Parklet, 718 Wallace Ave., Wilkinsburg. This is the kick-off event for the 2011-2012 school year. There will be a rally, games, activities and media personalities. In the event of inclement weather, the rally will be held at Wilkinsburg High School. The deadline for interested participants is Aug. 31. For more information, call Katie Hruska or Benjamin Rettig at 412-371-9500 ext. 2355.

SummerFood program

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.

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.

(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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