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African Headgear

FEB. 25—Lillian Peterson will host an African Headgear Wrapping Workshop at 10 a.m. at the Penn Hills Library, Meeting Room 3, 1037 Stotler Rd., Penn Hills. The cost is $5 and a headscarf will be raffled off at the event. For more information, call 412-377-2918.

Awareness Event

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.

Public Hearing

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.

Project Prom Store

MARCH 6—Allegheny County Department of Human Services will host a Project Prom Shop from 4-8 p.m. at Century III Mall, 3075 Clairton Rd., West Mifflin. The shop will make available free prom dresses to eligible high school girls who cannot afford the cost of a prom gown. The shop will be open through March 10. For more information, call 412-350-3428.

Homebuyer Workshop

MARCH 10—The Mon Valley Initiative, Citizens Bank and the Homestead Economic Revitalization Corporation will host a Homebuyer Education Workshop from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Citizens Bank, E. 8th Ave., Homestead. Topics that will be covered include budgeting to purchase a home, shopping for a home loan, closing procedures and home maintenance. The event is free and registration is required. For more information, call Mike Mauer at 412-464-4000 ext. 4008.

Awards Banquet

MARCH 15—The Message Carriers of Pennsylvania Inc. will host its 7th Annual Volunteer Awards Banquet from 6-9 p.m. at Epiphany Catholic Church Social Hall, 184 Washington Place, Uptown. This event celebrates individuals who have given of themselves to ensure advocacy efforts are implemented. There will also be dinner and dancing. Registration is required by March 1. For more information, call 412-361-0142.

Youth nominations

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.

Tax Preparations

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.

(To have items listed on Community Calendar, send information at least two weeks in advance to: 315 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219; Fax: 412-481-1360 or email: newsroom@newpittsburghcourier.com.)

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