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Clinic opening

SEPT. 1—The Allegheny County Health Department will host its Influenza Vaccination Clinic at 3441 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The clinic will offer flu vaccines, while supplies last, Mondays through Fridays. Appointments are not needed. For more information, visit http://www.www.achd.net.

Political seminar

SEPT. 1—The Pittsburgh African American Leadership Association & B-PEP will host Producing Political Power from 6-8 p.m. at Bethel AME Church, 2720 Webster Ave., Hill District. This is a three part series focusing on politics. The theme for the first session is Politics 101 “Say What!” The next sessions will be held Sept. 22 and Oct. 6. Guest presenters include Ed Gainey, Amanda Green, Jake Wheatley, Majestic Lane and Chase Patterson. For more information, call 412-342-5402 or visit http://www.aalapgh.org.

Class fundraiser

SEPT. 2—The Westinghouse Class of 1975 Reunion Committee will host a fundraiser at Simmie’s Restaurant, 8300 Frankstown Rd., Homewood. Through Sept. 4, Simmie’s will donate a portion of meal purchases made by individuals who mention they are there to support the class of ’75. For more information, call Kate Jeter at 412-371-8878 or email westinghousehs1975@yahoo.com.

Class reunion

SEPT. 2—Fifth Avenue High School will host its 3rd Annual Alumni All Class Reunion. There will be a meet and greet social from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. at Melange Bistro; a Mardi Gras Dinner Dance on Sept. 3 at 6 p.m.; and the Archer Picnic on Sept. 4 from 1-6 p.m. at the Riverview Park Activities Building, North Side. Registration is requested and the cost is $110. For more information, call 412-973-1809.

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.

Blood drive

SEPT. 4—The Pittsburgh Chapter of the Ahmadiyaa Muslim Community will host a Blood Drive from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Al Nur Mosque, 747 South Ave., Wilkinsburg. The blood drive is to commemorate the 10th anniversary and honor the victims of 9/11. For more information, visit http://www.muslimsforlife.org.

White Party

SEPT. 8—Five Starr Corporation and The Soul Pitt will host its 3rd Annual White Party at 6 p.m. at the Fox Chapel Yacht Club, 1366 Old Freeport Rd., Fox Chapel. The event will feature The Fabulous Diamond Models. The cost is $20. For more information, call 412-628-4856 or email soulsis@thesoulpitt.com.

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.

UpHill Walk/Run

SEPT. 10—The Uptown and Hill District Communities will host the UpHill 5k Walk/Run and One Mile Fun Walk at 9 a.m. at the Upper Mellon Arena Parking Lot, Hill District. Proceeds from the event will go towards community development and green initiatives in the Hill District and Uptown. Following the walk, there will be a Community Appreciation Day at Kennard Field from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-945-0180 or visit http://www.uphill5k.org.

Peace walk

SEPT. 10—The North Side Coalition for Fair Housing will host its Pre-Walk Peace Poetry Slam and “Sign Makin” from 6-8 p.m. at 1821 Brighton Rd., North Side. Prizes will be awarded to the individual who brings the best poetry relating to street and domestic violence. There will also be a community dialog and sign making event on Sept. 14 from 6-8 p.m. that will focus on the healing principles for individuals, families and communities and the Women’s Walk for Peace on Sept. 17 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Project, followed by a concert at West Park by artist 21:03. For more information, call 412-321-5527 or email Ronell Guy at ronell@northsidetenants.org.

Adoption webinar

SEPT. 13—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 alexandrap@afth.org.

Transplant symposium

SEPT. 15—The Center for Organ Recovery & Education and the University of Pittsburgh will host its 2nd Annual Transplant Symposium “Transplantation Disparities: Current Trends and Future Prospects” at 7:30 a.m. at the University Club, 123 University Place, Oakland. This is designed for physicians, surgeons, nurses, transplant professionals, social workers, and prevention/­wellness organizations, the symposium will focus on trends in minority transplantation, maximizing kidney transplantation, alternative options (presumed consent panel discussion), health challenges unique to the minority community and more. For more information, visit http://www.core.org.

(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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