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Public Meeting

MARCH 22—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host its annual Public Meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. There will be a “State of the Library” presentation as well as an open question and answer session. Following the meeting, there will be light refreshments, personal introductions, and conversations with Library board members and staff. For more information, call 412-622-8877.

Pageant orientation

MARCH 24—The Pittsburgh Club of NANBPW Clubs Inc. will host the 3rd Annual “Miss Ebony Teenage & Miss Princess Pageant: Do You Have What It Takes To Be Our Next Queen?” Orientation at 10 a.m. at Crossroad United Methodist Church, 325 Highland Ave., East Liberty. This is for girls ages 10-17. Applications are available. For more information, call 412-727-1092.

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.

Fundraiser

MARCH 24—Laura Horner will host a Benefit for Trinitas House Malawian Orphanage from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Creative Arts Studio, Riverwalk Corporate Center, Terminal Street, South Side. There will be an artwork sale, African drumming by the Young Lions and more.  Donations will be accepted and given directly to the orphanage. For more information, call 412-780-1674 or email ­laurahorner@comcast.net.

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.

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.

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.

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