OCT. 26—Citiparks of the City of Pittsburgh will host a Pittsburgh Boxing Class from 6-8 p.m. at the Brookline Recreation Center, Brookline Blvd., Brookline. Participants will learn the art of self-defense with a master boxing coach. The class is for ages 8-36. For more information, call 412-571-3222.
State of Black Pittsburgh
OCT. 29—The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh will host its 2011 State of Black Pittsburgh from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The theme is “For the Sake of Our Kids.” There will be a job fair, exhibits and workshops for adults from 9-11 a.m. At 11:15 a.m. there will be a keynote address by Esther Bush and a special co-presentation by “The Three Doctors.” There will also be activities for kids from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and a lunch served for those who attend the keynote address. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-227-4802.
Breast Cancer Walk
OCT. 29—The American Cancer Society will host a Breast Cancer Walk at 9 a.m. at the North Shore Riverfront Park, across from Heinz Field. Make strides to end breast cancer with a 5K walk along Pittsburgh’s North Shore. Registration is at 8 a.m. For more information, call 1-888-227-5445 option 3 or visit www.cancer.org/stridesonline.
Flu Shot Clinic
OCT. 29—UPMC St. Margaret Hospital will host a Flu Shot Clinic from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Entrance B of the hospital, 815 Freeport Rd., Fox Chapel. Area residents age 65 and older will be given free flu vaccinations. Priority will be given to seniors with chronic health problems. Vaccines will be made available to individuals 18-64 years old without a chronic condition for $15. No appointment is needed. For more information, call 412-784-5185.
OCT. 29—The WEMCO Club will host a Halloween Party from 1-4 p.m. at 7325 Frankstown Ave., Homewood. This is a party for kids ages 14 and under. Children must be in a costume and accompanied by an adult at all times. For more information, call Mike Nichols at 412-657-7344.
OCT. 29—Gateway Medical Society will host its Champions for Gateway Medical Society and Scholarship Gala from 6-11 p.m. at the Marriott City Center, 112 Washington Place, Uptown. The theme is “ Making a Difference” and the Society will honor nine individuals who have been champions for Gateway Medical Society. For more information, call 412-281-4086.
OCT. 31—The Hill House Association will host its 18th Annual Halloween Trick of Treat Party from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Blakey Program Center, 1908 Wylie Ave., Hill District. All children must be accompanied by an adult and are asked to bring a bag. For more information, call Mike Nichols at 412-657-7344.
Party and Parade
OCT. 31—The Wilkinsburg Police Department will host its Annual Halloween Party and Parade from 6-8 p.m. at the Borough Building, 605 Ross Ave., Wilkinsburg. The parade will begin at 6:15 p.m. This is a free event. For more information, call 412-244-2915
NOV. 1—The Malaika Learning Center will host its Grand Opening at 3556 Shadeland Ave., North Side. This PreK-12 learning center will include the Easy Learning Academy, the Youth Programming and a Training and Development Center. There will be live music, giveaways and door prizes. For more information, 412-6707431 or visit www.aparedu.com.
NOV. 3—The Martin Luther King, Jr. Reading & Cultural Center will host its 3rd Annual Tributary: Celebrating 41 Years of Literacy and Community Service from 6:30-8:45 p.m. at the Rivers Club, 301 Grant St., Downtown. The theme is “Excellence: Models of Commitment and Service.” Honorees will be Freda Ellis, Gregory Spencer, Sala Udin and Jake Wheatley. For more information, call 412-681-0461 or email email@example.com.
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 www.www.achd.net.
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