OCT. 6—The UPMC St. Margaret Bloomfield-Garfield Family Health Center will host a Community Wellness Fair from 3-6 p.m. at 5475 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. There will be free blood pressure screenings; Ask the Doctor, Ask the Pharmacist and Ask the Dentist sessions; and various other information. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 412-361-7562.
OCT. 6—Africa Can will host a Networking/Fundraiser event for Anchor of Hope Orphanage in Lusaka, Zambia at 7 p.m. at Savoy Restaurant & Lounge, 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District. This is an organization made up of students and young professionals in the Pittsburgh area who work to provide education and youth development programs within the orphanage. For more information, call Phindile Erika Chowa at 412-956-7474.
OCT. 7—Champion Enterprises will host The New First Fridays at 8 p.m. at the Courtside Restaurant, The Club Health & Fitness Center, One Racquet Club Lane, Monroeville. There will be line dancing and an Old School Party starring DJ MeanGee. Proceeds benefit Champions Toys for Tots Program. The cost is $10 and attendees must be 30 and older with identification. For more information, call 412-628-4856.
OCT. 8—Adoptions From the Heart will host its Fall 2011 Adoption Education Class: Hair Care Techniques for Families Adopting Transracially from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Adoption From the Heart Office, 1225 S. Main St., Suite 207, Greensburg. Carla Ansell, an adoptive parent, will demonstrate skin and hair techniques and provide education on specific products and ways to take care of one’s African-American child’s hair and skin. The cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple. Registration is requested. For more information, call 724-853-6533.
OCT. 9—The Tortoise and Hair Pittsburgh will host its Inaugural Race at Schenley Park, Oakland. The race will benefit the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. The race is to raise awareness and funds for the cause. Registration is required. For more information, visit www.tortoisehairpgh.org.
OCT. 11—The Pittsburgh Branch of NAACP will host its monthly General Membership and Executive Committee meeting at 6 p.m. at the Freedom Unlimited Building, 2201 Wylie Ave., Hill District. There will be a special presentation by a representative from the Rivers Casino regarding job opportunities, etc. The general membership is invited to attend. For more information, call 412-471-1024.
OCT. 11—Adagio Health will host Hot Pink Pittsburgh at 7 p.m. at the Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown. There will be performances from some of Pittsburgh’s top dancers, musicians and vocalists. There will also be a reception and a silent auction at 5:30 p.m. WTAE’s Andrew Stockey and Sally Wiggin will be the masters of ceremonies. Tickets are $75 and up. For more information, call 412-253-8165 or visit http://www.hotpinkpittsburgh.org.
OCT. 13—The Alzheimer Disease Research Center, the Alzheimer Outreach Center and the University of Pittsburgh will host The Walter Allen Memorial Seminar Series at 2 p.m. at the Hill House Kaufmann Center, 2nd floor conference room, 1835 Centre Ave., Hill District. The topic will be “Genetic Studies of Behavior Changes in Alzheimer Disease.” The guest speaker will be Dr. Robert Sweet, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology ADRC Clinical Core Psychiatrist of the University of Pittsburgh. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Marita Garrett at 412-692-2722.
OCT. 15—WORDSBYWAYS will host the HIPS (Habits Inspire Personal Success) Women’s Motivational Seminar from 12-4 p.m. at the Cabaret Ballroom, 7928 Frankstown Ave., Wilkinsburg. The seminar will feature stories from Malikka Haamid and Towanda Brown and that tell of life defying struggles and victories to inspire all those in attendance. The cost is $5. For more information, call 412-478-9893.
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. Funds raised will support the multidisciplinary collaborations needed to achieve the goal of stopping cancer. There will be a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. The dress is cocktail attire. For more information, call 412-623-4700 or visit http://www.hillmangala.org.
ONGOING—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. Fore more information, visit http://www.www.achd.net.
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