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Adoption Webinar

JAN. 18—Adoptions From the Heart will host a Webinar at 7 p.m. This is the first part of the Embryo Ed series. The topic is “Basic facts about Embryo Placement.” This is one webinar of a four part educational series that will help those families who are pursuing embryo placement. The discussion will cover topics such as legal issues, the number of embryo considered for placement and more. There will also be additional materials and resources available to individuals who complete the seminar. Registration is required and the cost is $35 per couple. For more information, visit http://www.afth.org.

Forensic Fridays

JAN. 20—The Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law at Duquesne University at the Duquesne Union, African Room, 6000 Forbes Ave., Uptown. The theme is “Reporting Child Abuse: Obligations, Procedures and Pitfalls” and will include a panel of several professionals. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-396-1330 or email ­wechtinstitute@duq.edu.

Black & White Reunion

JAN. 21—The Black and White Reunion will host its 14th Annual Summit at 9 a.m. at East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. The summit will assess the current needs and struggles in our community while developing strategies to combat and social exclusion in the coming year. There will be several workshops. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-322-9275 or visit http://www.blackandwhitereunion.org.

Financial Workshop

JAN. 21—The Penn Hills NAACP will host “Your Year of Financial Health” from 3-4 p.m. at the Lincoln Park Community Center, 7300 Ridgeview Ave., Penn Hills. This is a financial workshop that is free and open to the community. For more information, email ph.NAACP@gmail.com.

Online Webinar

JAN. 24—Adoptions From The Heart will host its HEARTBEATS: Embryo Placement Webinar at 6 p.m. This is an online webinar to discuss the Heartbeats program and how it provides families having trouble conceiving an opportunity to experience the joy of pregnancy and childbirth. Registration is required. For more information, visit http://www.afth.org.

Haiti Healthcare

JAN. 26—Global Links will host a “Rebuilding the Healthcare System in Haiti” discussion at 6 p.m. at 4809 Penn Ave., Garfield. Program Officer Marisol Wandiga will facilitate the discussion on Haiti’s healthcare system and how Global Links is working to provide all Haitians with access to healthcare. Registration is requested at 41-361-3424ext. 204 or email Jennifer Novelli at jnovelli@globallinks.org

Coin Club

FEB. 4—The South Hills Coin Club will host its 52nd Anniversary Coin Show from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Pittsburgh South Hills, 164 Fort Couch Rd., South Hills. The show will also be held Feb. 5 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be free admission and hourly door prizes. For more information, call Dale Abel at 412-854-4022.

Weather Shelters

ONGOING—The Allegheny County Department of Human Services Office of Community Services and Pittsburgh Mercy Health System’s Operation Safety Net will host its Severe Weather Emergency Shelter from 7 p.m.-7 a.m. at Smithfield United Church of Christ, 620 Smithfield St., Downtown. This is a safety shelter for people who are street homeless when the temperature drops below 25 degrees Fahrenheit. For more information, call 412-779-1329.

Center Opening

ONGOING—The Allegheny County Department of Human Services will host the its Pennsylvania Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Crisis Program Center from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Human Services Building, One Smithfield St., Downtown. The center provides assistance to low-income households that are experiencing heating emergencies. The center will be open through March 30. For more information, call 1-800-851-3838.

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