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Day Trip

APRIL 19—Veterans Breakfast Club will host a Day Trip to Flight 93 Memorial and Chapel from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Shanksville, Pa. The cost is $89 and includes transportation, a continental breakfast and a lunch buffet. There will be several pick-up locations. For more information, call Chris at 412-881-4100, Todd at 412-623-9029 or email todd@veteransbreakfastclub.com.

Irene’s Dream

APRIL 21—The Bartko Foundation will host its 6th annual “Irene’s Dream” Luncheon at 12 p.m. at the River’s Club, 301 Grant St., Downtown. This fundraiser promotes “Women In Deed Helping Women In Need.” It will feature a presentation of the Irene O. Bartko Award to two single minority mothers who have made great strides toward self-sufficiency. There will also be a shopping boutique open for the general public from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, visit www.bartkofoundation.org.

Public Forum

APRIL 23—The Allegheny County Department of Human Services will host an Open Forum at 6 p.m. at the Human Services Building, One Smithfield St., Downtown. The forum is to hear recommendations from county residents about how best to meet the needs for publicly funded human services for individuals and families throughout the county. Discussions will pertain to mental health, substance use disorders, intellectual disabilities, child welfare, safety net services and more. For more information, call Mark Bertolet at 412-350-3439.

Gardening Workshop

APRIL 23—The UPMC Passavant Green Team and Penn State Master Gardeners will host a two-part Gardening Workshop from 7-9 p.m. at UPMC Passavant, Assembly Hall, 9100 Babcock Blvd., McCandless. The topic will be “Low Maintenance Plants for Your Garden and Vegetable Gardening for all Seasons.” This seminar is open to the public, space is limited and registration is requested. For more information, call Diane Kolling at 412-367-6581 or email kollingdc@upmc.edu.

Spring Clothes Out

APRIL 24—The Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh will host its 22nd Annual UPMC Health Plan Spring Clothes Out from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Rivers Club, 301 Grant St., Downtown. Tonia Caruso of WQED will be the emcee and Pittsburgh Steeler William Gay will be the guest survivor speaker, discussing the loss of his mother to intimate partner violence. Gay will also be presented with the Ted Craig Humanitarian Award for his work with the center. For more information, call Alana Van Fossen at 412-687-8071 or email VanFossenA@WCSPittsburgh.org.

Awards Benefit Dinner

APRIL 25—Family Resources will host its 17th annual Awards Benefit Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Westin Convention Center Hotel, 1000 Penn Ave., Downtown. This event is held to honor individuals and organizations who have supported child abuse prevention in the region. There will be a special tribute featuring Walter Howard Smith Jr. For more information, call Rebecca Hebert at 412-363-1702 ext. 1015.

Benefit Reception

APRIL 25—The A. Philip Randolph Institute will host a Benefit Reception at 6 p.m. at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. There will be an award reception honoring Leo W. Gerard, followed by a theatrical performance at 7:30 p.m. with Charles S. Dutton. This is a business attire event and tickets are $50-$125. For more information, call 412-338-8742 or 412-456-6666.

Leadership Awards

APRIL 27—Three Rivers Youth will host the 2012 Nellie Leadership Awards Gala at 6 p.m. at the Carnegie Museum, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The theme is “A Moroccan Experience.” Andrew Stoekcy of WTAE-TV will serve as the Master of Ceremonies and Mr. and Mrs. Eric Springer and Price Waterhouse Corporation will be the honorees. There will also be a “Dancing With the Stars” Competition. For more information, call 412-441-5020 or visit http://www.threeriversyouth.org.

Dress Sale

APRIL 28—The Allegheny Department of Human Services will host a Prom Dress Sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Project Prom Shop, Century III Mall, 3075 Clairton Rd., West Mifflin. The public will have the opportunity to purchase formal wear and accessories at a fraction of the retail price. Purchases made benefit the Project Prom for the purchase of tuxedo gift cards and dresses in hard to find sizes. For more information, visit http://www.alleghenycounty.us/dhs/projectprom.aspx.

Talent Showcase

APRIL 28—The August Wilson Center and the Shyne Awards will host a Talent Showcase at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Applications for performers ages 12-18 will taken through April 20 and must be mailed or dropped off to the center. There will prizes, which includes money and opportunities to perform at other events. For more information, call 412-258-2700.

Free Prom Tuxedo Rental

ONGOING—The Department of Human Services’ Project Prom for Gentlemen will give Free Prom Tuxedo Rental Vouchers from 5-8 p.m. at One Smithfield St., Downtown. Every Thursday in April, vouchers will be given to those who are in need of a tuxedo for prom. There will also be an etiquette-refresher dinner and tips given on how to treat their date with dignity. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-350-3428 or email eventanddonationteam@AlleghenyCounty.us.

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