Black History Celebration
FEB. 18—Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Hill District Branch will host a Taste Off: Best Sweet Potato Pie on the Hill! At 11 a.m. The event is part of the Black History Month Celebration and is open to all. Registration is required. There will also be a book discussion with the Expresso Libre Book Club on “Glorious” by Bernice McFadden. For more information, call 412-281-3753 or visit http://www.carnegielibrary.org.
Black History Month
FEB. 19—The McKeesport Heritage Center will host its annual Black History Program at 2:30 p.m. at 1832 Arboretum Dr., McKeesport. Guest speaker Dr. Laurence Glasco, of the University of Pittsburgh, will present a program on the images of legendary photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris. For more information, call 412-678-1832.
Whitney Young Dinner
FEB. 22—The Laurel Highlands Council and the Boy Scouts of America will host the 23rd annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award Dinner from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Pittsburgh, 510 Market St., Downtown. The award recognizes outstanding service by an adult or organization in the development of scouting for low-income rural and urban youth. The honorees will be Brenda Tate and Ebenezer Baptist Church. The keynote speaker will be Julian C. Gray, president and CEO, Next Generation Consulting Solutions Inc. For more information, call Naudain Radcliff at 412-325-7994.
FEB. 26—Terry Fluker will host a National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event from 4-8 p.m. at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. There will be a stage play titled “Who Me? HIV/AIDS.” For more information, call 412-628-6813.
Jim Crow Day
FEB. 27—Addison Behavioral Care will host Jim Crow Day 2012 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at 908 West St., Wilkinsburg. This event is to give a voice to how far we’ve come and how far we need to go. There will be refreshments, several experiences of segregation and more. For more information, call 41-2-731-2353 ext. 112 or visit http://www.ABCpgh.org.
FEB. 29—Port Authority will host a Public Hearing from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Downtown. Residents will be given the opportunity to speak on the proposed service reduction and fare increase. For more information, call 412-442-2000.
ONGOING—Kohl’s Department Store is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program at http://www.kohlskids.com. This is to honor kids, ages 6-18, who have made a positive impact on their communities. More than 2,200 young volunteers will receive scholarships and prizes. Nominations must be made by individuals 21 years old and will be accepted through March 15. For more information, visit http://www.kohlskids.com.
ONGOING—Just Harvest will offer Free Tax Preparation at the Bedford Hope Center, 2305 Bedford Ave., Hill District. This free service is for families with incomes up to $40,000 or individuals with an income up to $20,000. The service will also be offered at their South Side location and the Monroeville CCAC campus. Preparations will be available through April 17. For more information, call 412-255-1155 or visit http://www.pghfreetaxes.org.
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