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—Selections by Genea & Eric will host its 7th Annual Fashions for a Cure Fundraiser Fashion Show/Luncheon from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Willow Room, 800 Plaza Dr., Belle Vernon. Partial proceeds will be given to the UPMC Cancer Center at Jefferson Regional Medical Center for Breast Cancer research. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. For more information, call 412-233-7242.
OCT. 15—The Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania will host a Fall Orchid Festival from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Phipps Garden Center, 1059 Shady Ave., Shadyside. There will be exhibits of blooming orchids, lectures, plant raffles, vendors and more. The festival will continue on Oct. 16 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, email Virginia Mortimer at email@example.com.
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.
OCT. 18—Educating Teens about HIV/AIDS Inc. will host the “Reclaiming Our Youth through Community Connections IV: Focus on Boys and Young Men Symposium” from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University Center, 100 Lytton Ave., Oakland. This two-day symposium is to assist boys and young men in making healthy choices that will impact their lives. There will be a community forum for teens, parents and concerned adults on Oct. 18 from 5:30-7 p.m. It is free and open to the public. The symposium will run through Oct. 19. For more information, call 412-973-9524 or visit www.educatingteens.org.
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 www.hillmangala.org.
Anchors away gala
OCT. 20—Addison Behavioral Center will host its 2011 Anchors Away Gala from 6-9 p.m. at Churchill Country Club, 800 Beulah Rd., Penn Hills. The event, hosted by Chris Moore, will honor local news anchors for their charitable contributions away from the desk, as well as local charities and individuals supporting charities. The honorees will be Kelly Frey, Jonas Cheney and Mike Clark. For more information, call 412-731-2353 or visit www.ABCpgh.org.
Neighborhood Clean Up
OCT. 22—East Liberty Concerned Citizens Corp., Larimer Blueprint Community/Operation Hammer Crime Block Watch, the Larimer Action Team and Faith Based Organizations will host a Neighborhood Clean Up from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at 328 Lincoln Ave., East Liberty. There will be several sites that will be addresses and prepared for fall beautification. For more information, call 412-404-2657.
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