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Panel Discussion/Reception

MARCH 15—The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh will host a Panel Discussion and Reception for the International Women’s Day 2012 Celebration from 4-6 p.m. at Point Park University’s GRW Theater, University Center, Wood St., Downtown. The theme is “Trafficking of Women and Girls: A Global Challenge in Our Own Backyard.” Community members will learn the conditions that give way to trafficking, and solutions and strategies to address the issue. Deborah Acklin of WQED Multimedia will be the moderator. For more information, call Tiffany Tupper at 412-281-7048.

Anniversary Celebration

MARCH 15—New Voices Pittsburgh will host its Our Living Legacy 8th Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser from 7-9 p.m. at the Kaufman Center, Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium, 1825 Centre Ave., Hill District. This is part of the Women’s HERStory Month celebration. Tickets are $35-$100. For more information, call 412-450-0290.

Concert

MARCH 22—Life’sWork of Western PA will host a Concert from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This is a concert to celebrate youths with disabilities and Life’sWork’s 85th Anniversary. The featured entertainer will be Ladysmith Black Mambazo, with The Hangovers. For more information, call 412-471-2600 ext. 376 or visit http://www.everyvoicecounts.us.

Book Sale

MARCH 24—Friends of the East Liberty Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host a Used Book Sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 130 S. Whitfield St., East Liberty. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the CLP. For more information, call 412-363-8232.

Volleyball Tournament

MARCH 24—Five Starr Corporation and Champion Enterprises will host the 37th annual “Volley With the Stars” Volleyball Tournament from 12-6 p.m. at Penn Hills YMCA, Frankstown Ave., Penn Hills. Each team must have a coach and 12 players. The cost is $100 per team. Registration is requested and proceeds benefit the Our “Safe Summer” Youth Program and more. For more information, call 412-628-4856.

Phenomenal Woman Celebration

MARCH 29—The August Wilson Center will host the Phenomenal Women Celebration of Women’s History Month from 6-9:30 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. There will be musical and dance performances by various groups, poetry, art exhibitions and more. There will also be a Chronicles of Youth Showcase and Stages of Womanhood Open Mic. Performers are encouraged to sign-up in advance. For more information, email phenomenalwomencontest@gmail.com.

BASH Luncheon

MARCH 31—The Black Association of South Hills will host its Handbags, Heels and Hope Scholarship Luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott, 777 Aten Rd., Coraopolis. There will be vendors, games, raffles and more. Reservations are requested and tickets are $35. For more information, call Wavely Nesmith at 412-653-3642 or visit www. Bashforwomen.com.

Legacy Luncheon

MARCH 31—The Rankin/Mon Valley/ Pittsburgh Pa Section of the National Council of Negro Women will host its 3rd annual Legacy Awards Luncheon from 12-3 p.m. at Hosanna House, 807 Wallace Ave., Wilkinsburg. They will recognize women eighty years of age and beyond from the western Pennsylvania area who have contributed to the preservation and advancement of our African-American history and culture. The mistress of ceremonies will be Brenda Waters, KDKA-TV. Tickets are $30. For more information, call Rev. Brenda Gregg at 412-231-1258.

(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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