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Gun violence peace

SEPT. 21—The Pittsburgh Committee for the International Day of Peace will host a Day in Pittsburgh Without Gun Violence at 12 p.m. at the City County Building, 414 Grant St., Downtown. The theme is “Make Your Voice Heard.” The day will begin at the City County Building and conclude at Freedom Corner. For more information, call Theresa Orlando at 412-496-7461.

Membership meeting

SEPT. 22—The Pittsburgh Branch NAACP will host its General Membership Meeting at 6 p.m. at the Freedom Unlimited Building, 2203 Wylie Ave., Hill District. Delegates to the 2011 National Convention in Los Angeles will give reports, as well as organization updates. All general members are invited to attend. For more information, call 412-471-1024.

Political seminar

SEPT. 22—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 the second part of a three part series on focusing on politics. The last session will be held 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.

Happy hour

SEPT. 23—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host its After Hours at the Library Happy Hour from 6:30-9 p.m. at 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. There will be specialty drinks, music, live actions, snacks, library chair auctions and flashlight tours. Guests must be 21 and over. For more information, call 412-622-6502.

Flea market

SEPT. 24—McKeesport Heritage Center will host a Flea Market from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 1832 Arboretum Dr., McKeesport. They will be selling high-end items-books, games, glassware, jewelry, holiday decorations, clothing and accessories and more. The flea market will also continue on Sept. 25 from 12-2 p.m. For more information, call 412-678-1832.

Great race

SEPT. 25—Highmark Blue Cross will host the 34th Running of the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race from Oakland to Point State Park, Downtown. This is a city tradition established by the late Mayor Caliguiri and includes a 10k race, a 5k run/walk, a running clinic, a children’s race and more. There will also be a two-day race expo Sept. 23-24 at the Circuit Center, followed by a pasta party on Sept. 24 at the Spaghetti Warehouse, Strip District. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-255-2493 or visit http://www.rungreatrace.com.

Fashion week

SEPT. 26—Miyoshi Anderson and LaMont Jones will host the 2011 Pittsburgh Fashion Week. The week will highlight what makes this a region of style as well as steel. Fashion designers and retailers, industry insiders and more will converge in the city to enjoy an array of fashion related events. For more information, call Anderson at 412-918-6742.

Parade

OCT. 1—The African-American Heritage Parade Association will host the 2011 African-American Heritage Day Parade at 11 a.m. at Centre Avenue, Hill District. The parade will go from Centre Avenue to Sixth Avenue to Liberty Avenue. There will be activities for children, performances, vendors and free admission to the August Wilson Center. For more information, call 412-392-0322.

Cancer center gala

OCT. 19—PNC will host the 2011 Hillman Cancer Center Gala: “A Future Without Cancer” from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Consol Energy Center, 1001 Fifth Ave., Downtown. This is a donor recognition and fundraising gala to benefit the Hillman Cancer Center, the UPMC Cancer Centers and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. For more information, call 412-623-4700 or visit http://www.hillmangala.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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